Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cypher Friends: Zatanna for the Cypher System

Zatanna Zatara is the daughter of magician Giovanni “John” Zatara and Sindella, a member of the mystical Homo Magi race. Zatanna is a direct descendant of the artist and magician Leonardo da Vinci, and is related to Nostradamus; Alessandro Cagliostro; the noted alchemists Nicholas Flamel and Evan Fulcanelli; and Lord Arion of Atlantis. Her cousin, Zachary Zatara, is also a magician.

Zatanna was raised by her father after her mother seemingly died after her birth. In truth, her mother, Sindella, faked her death to return to her people. She became a successful stage illusionist before she discovered her true magical powers while investigating the disappearance of her father. With the help of Batman, the Atom, Elongated Man and others, she was successfully reunited with him. She also later reunited with her mother. Her time with both parents was short, however, and, unfortunately, both of her parents were killed on separate occasions while saving her life.

Zatanna assisted the Justice League of America on a number of cases before being elected to full membership. During her tenure with the group her power levels diminished briefly, so that she could only control the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Zatanna was the only member of the Justice League to survive Ra's Al Ghul's Pogrom that murdered 94% of humanity . She spent several months in solitude, learning her mother's backwards magic and since then has become the leader of the small resistance that is trying to assassinate Ra's Al Ghul.

ZATANNA 8 (24)

Motive: Kill Ra's Al Ghul and repopulate Earth Eden
Environment: Earth Eden
Health: 30
Damage Inflicted: 8
Armor: 2
Movement: Short (Walking or Flying)
Modifications: Intellect defense 9, Investigation 9, Leader 9, Magic 10, Performance 9

Combat: Zatanna is an accomplished hero who's magic powers focus on the backwards magic of her mother, Sindella.  Additionally, she has also mastered elemental magic.
Elemental MagicIf they target rolls a 1 on their defense roll they are burned, moving 1 step down the damage track; if they roll a 2 they are knocked down and lose their next action by a deluge of water; if they roll a 3 they cannot move unless they make a level 4 Might roll, as they are trapped by the earth; if they roll a 4 all of the air in the lungs is sucked from their body and they take 4 points of damage that ignores armor.
Backwards Magic: Zatanna has 7 random cyphers.
Homo Magi: Zatanna may lose 3 Health to gain 1 random cypher.
Use: On Earth Eden, Zatanna leads the few who are willing to murder Ra's Al Ghul and are willing to repopulate the planet.
Loot: A defeated Zatanna has 1d3 cyphers.

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