Paul Dini: I think of Zatanna as a generally benevolent person in an otherwise dark world. She lives equally in the worlds of show business, sorcery, and celebrity; and through a combination of a strong belief in herself, a mastery of her power, and being a genuinely nice person, she gets through okay. That's not to say she doesn't have her dark or down moments; rather, she never allows herself to give into them for too long. Whereas other magic users with shorter tempers wouldn't hesitate to use their powers to settle every argument, Zatanna usually tries to reason things out first before she reaches for her wand. Still, she does display a mischievous sense of humor from time to time, especially when handing out some karma to a deserving jerk.