This character is essentially a part of me. Please do not use her
without my permission.
Picture by Koska Fernandez
Code Name: Tarot
Real Name: Tegan Watson
Weight: 130 lbs
Occupation: College Student/aspiring writer
Origin (new version): An ancient mystical power, known as the
had been passed down along family bloodlines for over a thousand
years. One person in the family has always been the "Source
"Source Mistress" - chosen by either their predecessor or the Source
itself. The master/mistress has supreme control over the magical
source. Josephine, a magical familiar, has been with the family
the first Source Mistress. Her children were bonded to later
of the bloodline as their familiars.
Over the last couple of centuries, due to disease, accidents, and witch
hunts, the members of the bloodline began to dwindle. At last
was only one surviving family living in the town of Grimoire, which had
been founded by the ancestors who first came to the US. The
consisted of the Source Mistress, her husband, and three children:
Jasmine, Vincent, and Evanna. When the Source Mistress died, she
passed control and the familiar Josephine to her daughter
Vincent, thinking that he was the strongest and therefore should have
been made Source Master, became bitter and began plotting.
Jasmine had married and was expecting her first child. Vincent
engineered the accident that killed Jasmine's husband. Finally,
Jasmine was giving birth to her daughter, Vincent struck. Caught
her weakest, Jasmine was only able to buy Evanna and Josephine enough
time to hide away the newborn baby, then to seal her powers away into a
mystical artifact until the Source chose a new master or
Enraged, Vincent killed Jasmine.
Evanna gave the baby to Josephine, who brought her to a family that had
recently lost their baby. The startled couple took the baby girl
and named her Zoe, while Josephine returned to Evanna. Things
down. Evanna and Vincent were equally matched, so instead of
confronting his younger sister, he returned to plotting and increasing
his power. Meanwhile, Evanna watched from a distance as Zoe grew
ignorant of her magical heritage.
Zoe always felt the need to wander, and left home as soon as she
finished college. She seldom remained in one place for long and
eventually joined the USO as an entertainer. While travelling in
another country, she had a brief affair resulting in pregnancy.
and pregnant, she returned to the US and had a daughter, Tegan.
Eventually Zoe did marry a man who accepted Tegan as his own.
began exhibiting strange abilities. Her parents passed it off as
coincidence, but her step-grandmother - a woman of gypsy
recognized Tegan's gifts.
Eventually Vincent managed to track down his niece. Evanna
this and began to take precautions, but not enough. Unaware of
daughter, Vincent engineered another accident and killed Zoe and her
husband. Once again, Evanna was only able to protect the child.
Evanna knew that Tegan was the last hope for continuing the bloodline
of the source. Instead of keeping her distance, she began
to train the girl from a distance by sending her books.
aided by Tegan's grandmother, Evanna taught Tegan basic magic.
knew this wasn't enough. When Tegan was 12, Evanna sponsored a
"scholarship" to an exclusive private school near Grimoire and brought
Tegan near enough that she could begin more intensive training.
this time, Tegan remained unaware that Evanna was her great-aunt, and
knew nothing about the danger of her great-uncle.
Age, however, caught up with Evanna. She died, hoping that Tegan
strong enough to protect herself from Vincent. Evanna willed the
family house, its contents, and Josephine to Tegan - setting her up,
though, to come in contact with the man who had killed her grandparents
and parents. Grimoire is close enough to the college that Tegan
into the house... and through college classes comes in contact with Gar.
Origin (old version): Tegan's biological mother's family came from a
long line of magic users able to tap into a magical continuum. The
Coven, as they call themselves, has its main location and largest
population in England. Tegan is a direct female line descendant from
the woman who first tapped into the continuum (which the Coven calls
"the Source"). The Coven believes that direct mother-daughter passing
of the bloodline maintains the strongest powers and has attempted to
manipulate these lines using the males also born within the Coven
(which is over a thousand years old) to boost power levels. Only those
born with low or now magical ability were allowed to marry outside the
Tegan's mother, also named Tegan, refused to accept an arranged
marriage within the Coven and had a relationship with an outsider
(someone with no blood ties to the Coven). When she discovered she was
pregnant, she fled. The Coven sent her brother Sean after her, but
instead Sean aided his sister's escape to the US and accompanied her
aboard a ship. She became ill on the voyage and never totally
recovered. She died giving birth to Tegan shortly after she arrived in
Sean was uncertain of what to do with his newborn niece, as he was sure
the Coven wouldn't be too pleased with her presence. He also didn't
believe he would be able to raise the child, named Tegan after her
mother, on his own. While he was at the hospital, he encountered an old
woman grieving because her daughter had just lost her baby. Sean
reached an agreement with the woman's family, and gave Tegan over to
them to raise with the understanding that Tegan had special abilities
and that he would visit her from time to time to help her learn to use
them. Sean then returned to England and told them that both mother and
Tegan grew up with the Watson family. As she began to develop her
magical abilities, her uncle would come to visit from England (on the
pretense of it being a business trip). She developed a special affinity
and skill for reading the tarot cards early on. By keeping Tegan in the
States, Sean managed to hide her presence from the rest of the Coven.
Tegan's existance is fairly quiet until she goes to college, where she
meets Gar in a class. Gar's discovery of her magic leads her into
involvement with the Titans, though not completely willingly. And this
later leads to a clash with members of the Coven.
I've created some designs for Tegan using Heromachine
(www.heromachine.com) and capturing the screens. Since Tegan doesn't
think of herself as a superheroine, she tends to dress more in normal
clothing. The robe comes from later involvement with Coven (who is none
too pleased with learning of her existance - and the high level of her
This character is my own creation. Please do not use her without my
consent. Thank you.