This guy. All that power and what does he do? Strike a John Travolta pose.
He’s mastered all the elements but seriously needs to work on his Hustle. And can we discuss that wand? Ahem…maybe we shouldn’t.
How would you write this dude into a story?
First, he’s a producer. He’s the go-to guy to get things done. Need a getaway car? He won’t drive it, but he’ll arrange it. And you won’t end up in a Mini Cooper. THIS will be skidding up to the curb.
See that figure eight over his head? We could get all esoteric and discuss infinity and the symbolism therein, but unless you’re going for a Pulitzer, let’s not. Look at the infinity symbol as energy. It’s abundant in him. There are literally no limits to his abilities. Write him as a friend, lover, teacher, but avoid using him as Deus ex Machina. The Magician’s presence shouldn’t keep the MC from solving his own problems.
What about villainy? A bad guy with power isn’t always a Bond villain. He could be a defective robot or the corrupt mayor. Or that asteroid heading for Earth.
Also, am I the only one who thinks this guy probably smells good? But when you’re hanging out in an arbor all the time…
Now it’s your turn. Meditate on the Magician and tell me what you see.
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