The cool thing about the "Pulp Era" is it more or less coincided with the "Golden Age of Comics". There are a lot of reasons for that which I will leave to others more knowledgeable than me. There is one thing I do know pretty well that covers both the Pulp and Golden Age of Comics and this blog.
Giovanni "John" Zatara.
Giovanni Zatara is the father of Zatanna Zatara. I have talked about and stated him up before, but this might be my favorite version. It seems to fit rather nicely. Again, I started with his M&M3 stats as a base line. I also wanted to make him a CHA based Arcanist since I felt that it worked best, given his career as a stage magician wold have mostly been about illusion. I also felt the description of a CHA-based Arcanist fit my idea of who Zatara, and Zatanna, are.
Giovanni "John" Zatara
Human* Male, Lawful Good
AC: 14 (dex, ring of protection)
STR: 12 (0)
DEX: 16 (+2)
CON: 10 (0)
INT: 16 (+2)
WIS: 14 (+1)
CHA: 19 (+4)
*Zatara is a member of the Home Magi race. He gains a +1 to CHA and a -1 to CON.
Zatara, as a quirk of his own style of magic, must speak all his spells backwards in order to wrok.
Languages: Italian, English, Latin, Greek (native language is Italian)
Background: Entertainer (Actor) +4,
Traits: Spellgifted (transmutation), Spellgifted (illusion)
Skill: Knowledge (Arcana)
Gear: Top hat, cane (magical focus +2), tux
0: Arcane Mark, Detect Illusion, Detect Magic, Influence, Light, Mage Hand, Message, Prestidigitation, Stun
1: Change Self, Charm Person, Daze, Obscuring Mist, Sleep, Silent Image
2: Alter Self, Blur, Detect Thoughts, Hypnotic Pattern, Misdirection, Pyrotechnics
3: Blink, Clairvoyance/Clairaudience, Hallucinatory Terrain, Major Image, Suggestion
4: Confusion, Dispel Magic, Mirage Arcana
5: Major Creation, True Seeing
6: Mass Suggestion
I am very, very pleased with this. So pleased in fact that if I ever get a chance to play AA I want to play Zatara.
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