You receive your powers from a magical source. These abilities might come from a mystical artifact bestowed upon you, the mastery of numerous magical spells, or pacts made with powerful dimensional entities. This origin will give you access to Apprentice Charm. This item has a very short range and deals minor Energy damage, as well as lowering their resistance to further damage.
Heroes and villains of magic origin may only use magic dual-origin or single-origin enhancements. Villains normally obtain magic-origin enhancements from the Magic Quartermasters. Some lower-level contacts also sell magic-origin enhancements, but at an inflated cost.
The Apprentice Charm Power
Magic heroes and villains receive the Apprentice Charm power.
Magic Origin Titles
All heroes and villains have two opportunities to select titles for their character; once at level 15, and once at level 25. The second title is origin-specific.
In the alpha version of City of Heroes, a hero's origin played a much bigger part of the game than it did upon the game's release.
There has been wide speculation that in the future, there may be missions specific to a hero's or villain's origin; however, these reports are currently unconfirmed.
- Prior to Issue 21, most heroes of magic origin would begin their adventures in Paragon City by contacting MAGI, an organization that specializes in working with heroes of magic origin. Heroes of magic origin will have either Azuria in Atlas Park or Gregor Richardson in Galaxy City as their initial contact, depending on which zone he or she selects as his or her beginning zone.