the thing is mica knows how the city works. everybody’s got a dark side. no elected official ever got anywhere without some underhanded schemes. hell, her dad did some crazy things trying to get elected as mayor. you do what you have to in order to get by in los santos. law and order is a myth. all cops are dirty. all politicians are corrupt. nobody’s ever innocent. everybody knows that, and everybody knows everything has a price, especially knowledge.
and mica? mica’s the librarian. she knows everything that goes on in los santos. she knows which police departments just underwent budget cuts. she knows exactly what’s being built when and where. she knows how to get the floor plans for every building in the entire city. she knows what to do to cut the power to the entire city. she knows where to go to get to the city water supply.
and if mica somehow gets her hands on a few new pairs of louboutins and jimmy choos at around the same time the city water supply is dyed neon green with food coloring, it’s merely a coincidence. if mica gets her hands on a bright pink zentorno at the same time the fahc blow up a new police station being built, it’s really just a coincidence.
Edit because I should have put this stuff in the post and not the tag: storm/weather witch Michael who creates lightning to strike people down or a tornado to wreck the streets behind them to help lose the cops
Animal witch Ryan who lets loose animals in the zoo and convinces them to tear apart someone once he’s done with them, it’s an easy way to dispose bodies
Jack who uses her magic to heal them just enough until they can get to Caleb. She’s a white witch and her magic is suppose to be used for good and it is. It helps Geoff when he’s stressed over a heist and Ryan when he can’t sleep. It help Michael control his magic when he’s pissed and keeps Gavin from fainting when he has to use his magic. It helps Jeremy keep from getting too anxious about a job especially in the beginning and herself when things get to much and she needs to keep herself sane and calm. It helps them all from going mad when someone gets captured.
time/fire witch Geoff who turns back time when something goes horribly horribly wrong and one of them dies and lights shit up when need be
Necromancy Jeremy who gets ghost to help distract people and bring people just long enough when he’s not finished with them. Jeremy can only bring somebody back for so long before it drains him and they aren’t fully back to themselves they’re, well, a zombie which is why Geoff has to turn back time instead of Jeremy just bringing them back.
Blood witch Gavin who hates his magic and only uses it when he has to
Garden witch Mica who makes vines grow from the ground to tie people up
Space witch Trevor who creates black holes and stars just hot enough to burn a person when Geoff isn’t around to do it
Eclectic Witch Lindsay who is basically the crew Jack of all trades
Creation witch Matt who makes new weapons and vehicles for the crew
and divination witch steffie who they all go to before a job to see how it goes
Another edit because something was pointed out by @whatdoyewant :
ryan using mangy cats and dogs, wild forgotten things that prowl the alleys and scrap for scraps. who are starved and half crazed and more wild than any zoo animal. zoos are precious conservation programs with rare species that are well taken care of, and he wouldn’t touch them. He’d summon the cats left behind, the dogs who ran from fighting rings and abuse, the rats that fill every crack of every dilapidated apartment and every sewer.
Geoff hadn’t recruited these people for their personalities but for their skills. That didn’t mean he didn’t love them though, each one different but the same, crying out for a place in a city that just wouldn’t give out, so he opened his arms to eight people, eight people that became his family.
Orphan Brigade [Baby Years]: The story of how an infamous crime lord became the guardian of three children and a teenager.
“We need weapons. Lots of weapons. What’s the best you can do?”
Mica smirked, leading them to her car. “Come on. I’ll take you to the Candy Store.”
Ryan hummed the tune from Heathers for the duration of their ride into town. It was starting to drive Geoff and Jack crazy. But Mica loved it.
“Honey whatcha waiting for?” She sang under her breath as she parked the car. “Step into my candy store.”
“You know…. I thought Candy Store was some dumb metaphor.” Geoff commented as he looked at the building in front of him. “But this is, in fact, a store filled with candy.”
“Well we don’t exactly label the buildings ‘weapons stash’.” Mica laughed as she unlocked the front door. “That’s just inviting a break-in.”
She led them through the candy store, ignoring the fact that Ryan was obviously stealing lollipops and storing them in his leather jacket, and took them down into the basement. They were soon faced with a large vault door.