|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
Sentinels of Magic
|Base of Operations|
|New York, New York|
Member of a splinter race of humans known as Homo magi, capable of manipulating mystical forces through the power of incantation.
Note: Zatanna's mystical incantations are words and sentences spoken in backwards order. Example: the word "magic" would be pronounced "cigam."
Medulla Jewel: Gem capable of tapping into mystical forces.
Justice League of America
|Hawkman Vol. 1 #4 (Nov. 1964)|
|Gardner Fox & Murphy Anderson|
The daughter of the crime-fighting stage magician John Zatara and the mystical Sindella, Zatanna Zatara was born with magic in her blood.
Sindella seemingly died six months after Zatanna's birth, but unknown to her husband she returned to the hidden city of her people the Homo Magi.
When Zatanna was still a child the evil elemental Allura placed a curse upon Zatanna and her father which would result in their deaths if they ever saw one another again. To protect his daughter and find a cure for the curse Zatara left Earth to search other dimensions for Allura's good counterpart.
Hiding her mystical abilities in plain sight, Zatanna assumed the role of a stage magician while continuing her search for her father with the assistance of many of Earth's heroes.
Decades later Zatara's quest came to an end, breaking the spell of Allura, and he and Zatanna were reunited. To honor her father she continues her dual careers as the stage magician and a crimefighter called Zatanna.