I’ve never gone into super detail about Cathryn’s magic, so I’m going to try. Cathryn’s magic is just complex ( to me anyways ) and it’s not so simple as other people’s magic. For the basics, her magic is considered “dark”. She comes from a lineage of dark magic users, this doesn’t mean it’s evil, or even bad. It can be used for evil purposes and it has, but it doesn’t make the user inherently evil. Cathryn’s an asshole, but she’s good, in her own way.
ANYWAYS; I classify Cathryn’s magic as Chaos Magic, or Chaotic Magic. But her magic is raw and highly unstable. She’s not on the level of Sca/rlet Wi/tch or anything, but her magic is highly powerful and she has the potential to become a real contender.
So here’s like, some stuff she can do though;
PAIN INDUCEMENT While Cathryn can easily hurt someone without her magic, she can also use her magic to do it for her. Her magic can take a hold of someone and break them. It’ll snap bones, cut the skin or cause blood vessels to rupture. Rarely does she use it, but she can easily turn a fight in her favor with this.
CHAOS ENERGY MANIPULATION If there’s lingering chaos energy, Cathryn can collect it and use it. She can manipulate it’s state, turning it into raw energy. ( Like, think MCU!Sca/rlet Wi/tch, but only in the way she controls it. ) She can turn it into shields, platforms and can cover her own body in armor made out of it. ( Also her energy is pink because fuck you. )
SIGIL/GLYPH CRAFTING A fairly new ability and one she’s still learning. She can form sigil/glyphs when using her magic to better control it. They appear on her skin and as physical objects behind her when using magic. It hasn’t been perfected yet and she still has trouble holding them for long periods of time. Or, her own magic will simply break them.
CHAOS SENSING If there’s chaotic energy near, or if something is about to trigger chaotic energy, Cathryn can feel it. It’s like electricity down her spine and she can ‘sense’ where it’s coming from. Other uses for this is sensing other supernatural beings/objects.
She’s a witch, so I mean this is pretty simple. She can make potions, craft charms and cast spells. She isn’t proficient at healing spells at all, more of a ‘battle mage’ than anything.
Besides her actual magic, she does have other abilities. She’s half demon, so she has the claws and fangs and all that good stuff. Her demonic blood is what created the chaotic magic in her in the first place. Or, it at least boosts it. Other things she has is;
EYE OF BALAM
A “gift” received when she spent three months in hell. She met the demon Balam and she impressed him, seeing a lot of Asmodai in her. Her left eye had been previously damaged, leaving it completely blind, so he gave her his own eye. She’s still partially blind in this eye, but it allows her to see through illusions, see through walls and see people/objects behind walls. She also sees ‘beyond the veil’ meaning she can see ghosts/shadow people/other beings unseen to most people. It’s a blessing and a curse.
Another thing she received in Hell and what she used to get out. After finding her mother in Hell, her mother ripped out Cathryn’s soul and crafted into a blade for her. She managed to kill the demons holding her and carve her way out of Hell. She can call it whenever and use it as a weapon, but only on supernatural enemies. It’s useless against the mundanes.
When you look deep enough, you begin to see the connections between the mysteries: that everything is true and nothing is true. From Kether to Malkuth, Mooladhara to Sahasrara, Kundalini climbs the tree and descends with the fruit of divine inspiration. As above, so below.
what does it taste like
you want to eat me right out
of these jeans & into something
a little cheaper. more digestible.
more bite-sized. more thank you come: i am greasy
for you. i slick my hair with msg
every morning. i’m bad for you.
got some red-light district between
your teeth. what does ittaste like: a takeout box
between my legs.
plastic bag lady. flimsy white fork
to snap in half. dispose of me.
taste like dried squid. lips puffy
with salt. lips brimming
with foreign so call me
pork. curly-tailed obscenity
been playing in the mud. dirty meat.
worms in your stomach. give you
a fever. dead meat. butchered girl
chopped up & cradled
in styrofoam. you candid cannibal.
you want me bite-sized
no eyes clogging your throat.
but i’ve been watching
from the slaughterhouse. ever since
you named me edible. tossed in
a cookie at the end. lucky man.
go & take what’s yours.
name yourself archaeologist but
to the squelches in
your teeth & hear my sow squeal
scream murder between
molars. watch salt awaken
watch me kick
back to life. watch me tentacles
& teeth. watch me
what does it
taste like: revenge
squirming alive in your mouth
strangling you quiet
from the inside out.