Do you ever wonder about Magnus in the past with relation to his race? He did so much and met so many people, but I think a lot about how that experience was for him as an Asian person when a lot of his stories and exploits supposedly take place in non-Asian countries.
I think about this all the time! It’s a shame the books never explored this in detail; I’d love to see the show explore it more with all the warlocks we know, especially since Dot is also Asian and Catarina is black. These are warlocks who have grown up being told their blood isn’t good enough not just by those in the Shadow World but by mundanes, too. On top of that, Magnus is bisexual, too, which means he wouldn’t have much fit in even within Asian countries or Asian communities.
In some ways, I think because Magnus’ default state of being is to be out of place, his experience no matter where he goes is always sort of the same. I don’t mean to say he doesn’t notice when people single him out for whatever reason bc ofc he does, but more that it would have been a normal daily experience for him regardless of where he went. It’s not surprising that Magnus ultimately made his home in New York and that he has such a deep rooted connection to the Downworld in particular.