|David Winston, a.k.a. The Prestigio|
circa 2011 (by Dan Houser)
|Harry Blackthorne, a.k.a. The Prestigio|
circa 1975 (by Joe Bardales/HeroMachine)
The PrestigioOrigin: Trained
Real Name: Harry Blackthorne
- Investigation Expert
- Performance Master (Stage Magic)
- Sleight of Hand Master
- Wizardry Device 6 [Magic (Willpower)] - The Wand of Zoroaster:
- Catchphrase : ABRACADABRA!
- Epithet : The World's Greatest Magician
- Extremely wealthy
- Weakness : Loses powers without the Wand of Zoroaster
- Social : International celebrity recognized everywhere
- Enemy : Mistress Zara
After many years of great stage performances and adventure, Harry Blackthorne decided to retire to his home town of Grimm City and set up a small magic shop in Cottage Gardens. The store barely turns a profit, but the retired international celebrity hardly needs the money, and he takes great delight in entertaining the children who come to the store to visit. In 2010, he discovered a talented young street magician performing in Foley Park named David Winston and instantly recognized him as a worthy successor to the Prestigio title. After passing the Wand of Zoroaster on to David, Harry continued to serve as his mentor and conscience guide. Now an international celebrity himself, David Winston maintains a luxury penthouse apartment in Grimm City on Park Avenue, a far cry from his humble roots in working class Northside.
Having a mentor is a great plot device when developing your PC hero's origin and background story and linking them to the campaign world in a tangible way, especially if that mentor NPC once held the mantle the PC now holds. For more information, see the entry for the Descendent hero archetype in The Field Guide to Superheroes Volume 2 by Dr. Jason Tondro from Vigilance Press.
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