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History

A descendent of Marie Laveau, Zoe came from a long lineage of female magicians with gifts handed down by their ancestors. Unlike those that came before her, however, Zoe struggled with her magic skills, which led her down a path of depression over potentially ending her family's legacy. In order to live up to her parents' expectations, she turned to Gaslamp, a dark magic user who granted wishes and sold them like drugs. Zoe got stronger as planned, but the magic didn't last long, forcing her to continuously return for more wishes. The dark magic took a toll on her, but neither she nor her parents noticed until it was too late, and she died.[4]

Young Zoe struggling with magic

Hoping to save their daughter, her parents then took her to Marie Laveau's grave to request her help and were successful in getting her spirit's attention. She granted their wish and brought Zoe back to life, but the damage caused by Gaslamp's wishes had been too extensive and she was left with an undead appearance, being forced to use a magical amulet to look human.[4]

Sometime after, she became one of the first students of Strange Academy, a school created by Stephen Strange to teach the youngest generation of magicians, and she had the demon Dessy as her roommate.[3]

On the first day of school, when the two roommates were getting to know each other in their room, Dessy revealed she knew her secret, but wouldn't tell anyone.[3] Over the next few days, however, Zoe would often find Dessy staring at her, until one time in the library when she removed Zoe's necklace to reveal she was actually dead, "yet alive". After realizing her friend was not comfortable showing her real self, she returned the amulet and apologized, just in time for Zoe to hide her true appearance before anyone else noticed.[5]

Despite Dessy's weird behavior, Zoe still had a good relationship with her roommate and even told her parents she had a crush on her. On Family Day at the academy, Zoe's parents had a chance to meet Dessy and accidentally revealed their daughter's feelings in front of her, who surprisingly seemed to feel the same way.[2]

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  • Magical Necklace: Her magic necklace prevents people from seeing what she really looks like.

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