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Real Identity: Zatanna Zatara
Affiliation(s): Justice League Unlimited
Appearances (BTAS): Zatanna
Appearances (GG): A Little Night Magic and Hold That Tiger
Appearances (JLU): Initiation, This Little Piggy, The Balance, Hunter's Moon, Divided We Fall and Destroyer
Powers: Mastery of Magic
Voiced By: Julie Brown (BTAS), Jennifer Hale, and Juliet Landau (The Balance)
Zatana Zatara is the daughter of John Zatara, a famous stage magician. Together, they traveled the world on a magic act. For three months, they trained a young Bruce Wayne. Zatanna became close to Wayne and wanted him to stay. However, Wayne had to complete his promise to his late parents and left for training in Japan. As an adult, she starred in her own solo magic act. Most of her acts are basic magic that anyone of the craft can perform. But to make her performances all the more spectacular, she uses real magic in her final act. As a concentration technique, Zatanna says her spells backwards. While in Gotham City some 10 years later, she attempted to make the contents of the Gotham Mint disappear. Zatanna's act was sabotaged by the magic debunker, Dr. Montague Kane. Batman broke Zatanna out of police custody and set out to clear her name. Zatanna soon realized her John Smith was Bruce Wayne and that he was also Batman.
Years later, Zatanna was one of many super heroes to be recruited in the newly formed Justice League Unlimited. While Wonder Woman was transformed into a pig by Circe, Batman went to Zatanna for help outside of League involvement. Zatanna obliged but her attempts were in vain. Her magic paled in comparison to Circe's. After a failed locator spell, Batman decided to incorporate his own methods. She was not beholden to B'Wana Beast's "charms." Thanks to a tip from Medusa, Zatanna teleported herself and Batman to Mykonos, where Circe was performing. Zatanna repeatedly levitated tables and chairs into her then smashed her with a piano. She conjured her trademark beastiamorphs. Having a perchance for deal making, Batman was able to convince Circe to return Wonder Woman to normal in exchange for showing his vulnerability to the world in the form of singing. Both Circe and Zatanna were moved by his singing.