Witch Boy

Klarion's magic.

Magic and sorcery are the basis of mystical powers.[1] Magic can be considered a substance and sorcery the manipulation of that substance.[2]


Sorcery requires training and practice.[3][4] Genetic and personal affinity for sorcery are also helpful.[5] The use of magic also requires energy, usually provided by the user.[4]

Magic can be channeled in a variety of ways:

  • Spoken words are a common method. A variety of languages are used, though an individual sorcerer will typically use a single language almost exclusively; for example Wotan and Kent Nelson use Latin,[1][6] while Zatara and Zatanna use English spoken backwards.[6][4] This method is referred to as "baby-magic" by a more powerful sorcerer, Klarion. This indicates that it may be the simplest way to channel magic.[7]
  • Magical objects can be used to enhance and/or channel the user's magical powers; examples include Water-Bearers,[8] Kent Nelson's cane[1] and the Sword of Beowulf.[9] Objects can also be used as a vessel to carry spells, such as Zatanna's Glamour Charm.[10]
  • Atlantean students at the Conservatory of Sorcery are given mystic tattoos to enhance their powers.[1] These tattoos glow when magic is used.[8] Users may use spoken words when invoking their powers,[3] but more often do not.[8]
  • Particularly powerful sorcerers, such as Doctor Fate and Klarion, are capable of using magic seemingly at will, without the use of spells or objects.[1]

Known users

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Pugsley, Tom (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (February 18, 2011). "Denial". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
  2. Weisman, Greg (2012-05-03). Question #14772. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (March 4, 2011). "Downtime". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Youngberg, Matt (director) (October 21, 2011). "Humanity". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 15. Cartoon Network.
  5. Weisman, Greg (2012-04-11). Question #14551. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Hopps, Kevin (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (October 14, 2011). "Revelation". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Chang, Michael (director) (March 3, 2012). "Misplaced". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Weisman, Greg (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 26, 2010). "Independence Day". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  9. 9.0 9.1 David, Peter (writer) & Oliva, Jay (director) (November 18, 2011). "Secrets". Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
  10. Hopps, Kevin, Giacoppo, Paul (writers) & Divar, Tim (director) (June 9, 2012). "Depths". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Weisman, Greg, Kevin Hopps (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Chadwick, Jim (ed). "...Here There be Monsters" Young Justice 15 (April 18, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  12. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Liu, Sam (director) (November 26, 2010). "Fireworks". (Part 2) Young Justice. Season 1. Episode 2. Cartoon Network.

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