Keywords:  doing what needs to be done, carrying out plans, using your talents, acknowledging your motivations, understanding your intentions, having singleness of purpose, making a strong impact, making miracles

Opposing cards:  The High Priestess (Lady Une), The Hanged Man (Heero Yuy)

Supporting cards:  The Chariot (Dorothy Catalonia)


Zechs Merquise/Milliard Peacecraft

Zechs is a frighteningly appropriate embodiment of the Magician.  This card stands for creative power, and the active masculine principle that, above all, gets things done.

"What makes the Magician so powerful? First, he is not afraid to act. He believes in himself and is willing to put that belief on the line. He also knows what he intends to do and why. He doesn't hesitate because he understands his situation exactly. The Magician can focus with single-minded determination."

Doesn't that sound terribly like Zechs-tokui?

The Magician is also assigned some negative meanings--his card can represent pain and disaster.  Whether that means pain that the Magician receives or causes, it's still pretty appropriate, don't you think?

At this point I'm wondering if Zechs' character was based on the Magician. >_<  Too many weird correspondences, right down to Bunning's opposing and supporting cards...


-The roses and lilies -- it's too bad that these aren't kept in the GW card.  They are the two flowers I associate heavily with Zechs; roses for Treize (OZ) and lilies for peace (remember "Ambassador Peacecraft"?).

- The wand and pointing -- This is a depiction of the Magician as a lightning rod, drawing down divine energy and grounding it.

- The four items on the table -- These are the symbols of the four suits of the tarot: staves, swords, cups and coins.

- Red and white clothing -- Ironically, the Magician has traditionally worn a white tunic and red cloak for several hundred years.  Zechs just happens to fit into this pattern uncannily.