Maya Ibuki was born to and of magic, but she never liked it. She was only too happy to leave it behind and become a computer technician. But unforeseen circumstances will force her to pick up her wand once more.Superwomen of Eva 2: The Magic Touch is an entry in the Superwomen Of Eva fanfic series penned by Mike313, in which MayaIbuki learns some disturbing things about Nerv, embraces her magical heritage, and takes the name Zatanna in order to save the world.Currently under construction. Please add tropes as you see them!
Action Survivor: Maya and Shinji, temporarily. Being hunted by zombies will tend to do that to you.
Adorkable: As of Chapter 6 (not counting the prologue), Shinji's adopted a bit of this when he's with Maya.
All Men Are Perverts: Maya is beginning to develop this opinion, given that she's almost universally ignored in civvies (except by Shinji, which she appreciates), while she's almost universally sought after as Zatanna, despite (in her words) the only difference being fishnet stockings.
Almighty Janitor: Gendo's secretary is able to stonewall Felix Faust, even though he is also "a Special Inspector to NERV from the Marduke Institute, duly appointed by the Human Instrumentality Committee, an agency of the United Nations" in addition to being, well, an Evil Sorcerer. She is, however, happy to schedule him for an appointment with Gendo at one-o'-clock... in two weeks.
Brainwashing For The Greater Good: Maya uses a Mind Wipe on Gendo, intending to make it at least possible for he and Shinji to patch up their relationship. On the other hand, Gendo's also forgotten everything about his job and needs Fuyutsuki to counsel him. It's also notable in that Maya doesn't make this decision at all lightly, as she essentially erased Gendo's entire identity in the hopes that he'd create a better one, and it's treated almost like crossing the Godzilla Threshold.
She later gives Laser-Guided Amnesia to Asuka, after her mindrape that broke her so totally in the series, hoping that by having that day erased, Asuka will be able to resist falling to rock bottom like she did in the series.
The Chew Toy: Gendo becomes this in the non-canon omakes. He’s been killed repeatedly by Maya during a talent show, subjected to dominatrix Ritsuko, etc... In the story proper, however, he’s always treated dead seriously.
Crossover: Notably averted so far. No other heroines have appeared or been referenced in this story, nor has Maya as Zatanna appeared in any others, barring omakes. Unusual, considering the otherwise frequent crossovers of at least one other heroine per story.
Extra-Strength Masquerade: When Klarion summons a swarm of nightmarish pixies at school, the authorities declare it a mass hallucination.
Gambit Roulette: According to the files that spurred Maya to action, everything that happens in canon through End of Evangelion is part of Gendo's plan. Including the part where Rei betrays him for Shinji. Somehow.
Gratuitous Japanese: Not really enough to be a bother, but the occasional 'hai' or 'gomen nasai' does make it in.
I Was Young and Needed the Money: The entire reason Maya ever consented to being a stage magician in her backstory was so that she could get the funding to pay for college to learn the skills that later landed her at Nerv.
Laughing Mad: Shinji has a moment after being attacked by Klarion and saved by Zatanna, although it’s only a giggle.
Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Played with. Maya actually invokes the trope, hoping that she can cheer Shinji up enough that he’ll embrace life instead of ever wanting to end it. At the same time, however, she's a strong subversion of the trope's normal character archetype.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Maya gives Shinji a charm to protect him from magical assaults... which serves to make him a target for Klarion. Thankfully, Zatanna quickly resolves the issue before it gets too far out of hand. Later used again with the Twelfth Angel, when Maya combines magic and particle physics theory to blast the Angel, inverting its AT Field... and inverting the Angel in the process, meaning that now all of Tokyo-3 is inside it. On the other hand, she arguably goes on to subvert the trope, since this changes the situation in a way that she can defeat the Angel and save the day as Zatanna.
Dr. Minami: "What happened sounds disturbingly like some kind of fugue, but I'm not a psychologist. The commanders refuse to get one on the staff, unfortunately."
Too Dumb to Live: Subverted. Maya deliberately does this (walking down a dark alley in the bad part of the city while wearing her provacative Zatanna attire) in order to attract thugs so she can test her magic under threat, carrying pepper spray in case it ended up going south. The lead thug even says that it was like Maya was trying to get herself raped... before she turns them all into rabbits.
What the Hell, Hero?: During the Twelfth Angel incident, the entirety of Tech Division One is raring to go, ready to work their asses off to save the three Eva pilots... and Ritsuko's rather half-hearted about the entire thing, completely and utterly dismissing any ideas other than the “bomb it” strategy she proposed in canon. When Maya presents her with an alternative that might save the pilots and the Evangelions, she gets rebuffed with bullshit excuses and ends up taking matters into her own hands.