A super-heroine published by DC Comics
Zatanna Zatara is the daugter of John Zatara
and Sindella. Seemingly, an evolutionary offshoot
of humanity called homo magi had arisen in humanity's
past. The homo magi were sensitive to magical forces.
A group of them had a hidden settlement in Turkey and
Sindella, the mother of Zatanna, was one of the homo
magi. She faked her death leaving John Zatara, a stage
magician turned crime fighter, to raise their daughter.
During one of his adventures, Zatara and his daughter
were cursed by his enemy Allura that if the father and
daughter should ever see each other again, that they
would both die. For this reason, Zatanna was raised
Zatanna had mystical powers, being able to cast spells
by speaking the words of her spell backwards. Zatanna
eventually became an accomplished stage magician and
joined the ranks of the Justice League of America. She
rescued her father from the clutches of Allura, breaking
the curse and also discovered her homo magi lineage.
Zatanna currently lives in San Francisco, where she
occassionally helps those in need of her abilities.