The Magician (in the future; currently n/a)Age:
5'11", 160 lbs., and rather slimPersonality:
Terry is a wry, reserved sort of fellow. He keeps quite a lot of his own personal issues bottled up behind well-timed deflections, dry commentary, or even just outright changing the subject. He frequently uses his talent of manipulation for personal gain as a lawyer, but that's not to say he doesn't put it to use for more positive ends either. On multiple occasions he's demonstrated an altruistic streak, and has on more than one occasion persuaded some of his legal colleagues to do charity work with him during their off hours.History:
A lifelong dabbler in the occult, Terry was fascinated from a young age with divination, tarot, and other assorted magical paraphernalia. However, mere illusions and sleight of hand didn't entertain him; he wanted to achieve the truly magical. Of course, with the passing of time, he grew out of his fascination.
He graduated from Gotham University with a bachelor's in law, and followed it up with a masters and a license to practice law from Central City. When the particle accelerator failed, he thought little of it. Then he dug out an old tarot deck, just for fun, between cases and did a three-card flip for his current case: inverted Three of Pentacles, Judgement, and the Ace of Pentacles. A failure on his part for creating something; looking at his past, his present, and his future; and some new fortune or health to come.
He failed to defend his client on that case. However, he did discover, oddly enough, that he seemed to be finding that his luck had started to turn for some reason. A dollar bill left on a snack machine at the law office with "On me :)" scribbled on the post-it adhering it to the glass; not hitting a single red light on the way home; and mercifully waking up without a hangover despite despondently drinking away his failure on the case.
He did another reading. He needed to test this.
The Two of Swords, the Six of Pentacles, and the Devil. A choice, generosity, and materialism. Well, that spelled it out rather clearly. He had power, the question is what to do with it.
What was this power, though? The Magician, the Ten of Wands, and the Ace of Swords inverted. Power, a burden, but ultimately unclear. Well, that was marvelously unhelpful. Terry needed a smoke.
He had quit for a while, but the stress of that case merited one. And what was happening now. As he squeezed his lighter in his hand, though, the fire seemed to leap from it at once, and lit his cigarette. He hadn't even moved his hand but to flip the lighter open. He paused to inspect it for a moment. "1945: We survived," an engraving pressing into his palm. It had been his grandfather's, something the man had purchased in France while serving during World War II.
With further experimentation, Terry found a particular vocation as a spiritualist and diviner, though he hasn't exactly been broadcasting this. He's stopped a few muggings here and there, sure, but only because he phoned in tips about it.
As the Ace of Swords inverted told him before, his future is unclear. For the moment, though, he's content to practice his magic in secret and flex his legal degree in public.Power/Ability/Skills:Divination:
With the aid of a tarot deck, Terry can interpret future events, often with startling accuracy. His powers have acted up before over what exactly a particular card is supposed to mean, but by and large he is achieving more precision with his divining.Spiritualism:
Drawing on the experiences and memories of an object and the person who used it, Terry can magically influence the item. For instance, he can move the flame from a lighter to objects similar to those it frequently lit before, he can rather jerkily go through the practice forms with a weapon and make a passable attempt at defending himself, and he can turn locks just by holding their keys.