A Monster of the Week Conversion
“All mankind needs to be the monster he truly is, is being told he can.”
Magda is a main character on Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. She is portrayed by Natalie Dormer.
Magda is a demon who can take on the appearance of anyone she chooses. Charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a dangerous enemy and an invaluable ally. In her true form, Magda has fair skin, grey eyes, and dark brown hair, often seen wearing all black attire. Described as charismatic, clever and chameleonic, Magda is a powerful demon who has a strong hatred for mankind, seeing them only as monsters and wishing to bring that to the surface. Magda usually seeks to remain behind the scenes, manipulating mankind to its destruction without being noticed. Magda is the "sister" to the Angel of Death (in her avatar of Santa Muerta) with whom she apparently has a somewhat friendly relationship.
Monster Type: Breeder (motivation: to give birth to, or bring forth, evil).
•Shape-shifting: Magda possesses the ability to take on the appearance of anyone she wishes. Her multiple persons are a testament to that, with various features such as hair and eye color.
•Pyrokinesis: The power to generate, control and manipulate fire.
•Homunculus creation: Magda can create homunculi, who presumably act as extensions of herself. She notably created one to manipulate Dr. Peter Craft in her guise as Elsa. This homunculus had the appearance and manner of a small male child and was able to answer questions independently. It appeared human enough that even a trained physician believed it was human. Magda absorbed the homunculus back into herself when it was not needed.
•Incorporeal: Magda can become invisible and incorporeal at will.
•Hypnotic suggestion: Although she relies mostly on conventional psychological manipulation, Magda can impart "suggestions" into the minds of NPCs that she whispers to while invisible, which can influence their next action, often with disastrous results.
Attack: Flame Touch 5 (Ignore Armor)
Armor: Unclean Spirit. May not be harmed with ordinary weapons or means.
Holy Water and Roman Catholic rituals and prayers will drive her away
Harm capacity: 20 harm.