Magnus Bane is the High Warlock of Brooklyn in the television fantasy series Shadowhunters. He is over 400 years old. Being over three centuries old, his life has since intertwined with several Shadowhunters and Downworlders over the centuries.
Shadowhunters is and American fantasy series. It is based on the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare and developed for television by Ed Decter.
The series is one of the popular and highly acclaimed novel adaptations. It is the second adaptation of the novel series. After the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City of bones, which like Shadowhunters, was produced by Constantin Film.
The show received a straight-to-series order on March30, 2015. It was premiered on January 12, 2016. On March 14, 2016, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.
The series is popular for one of its main character Magnus Bane.
Magnus was born to half-Dutch and half-Indonesian woman and the Prince of Hell Asmodeus in the 16th century. His birthplace was Jakarta, Indonesia. He was originally born normal only with unusual yellow-green (amber) eyes.
He was then raised on a farm with his mother and her husband. He was an apple of an eye of both the parents. Gradually, his warlock mark started to develop. After this both of his parents knew that he as a son of demon and started fearing him and nothing remained the same.
Magnus hated himself and his mother soon hung herself in the barn. When he was ten years old, his stepfather attempted to drown him but was instead burned when Magnus lashed out with his powers.
He was then brought up by the churchmen and raised by the silent brothers of Madrid, Spain. He received that name ‘Magnus Bane’ in 17th century by them. There he met and saved Catarina Loss from being burned as a witch. Both of them later became a lifelong immortal friends.
Later, Magnus somehow acquainted himself with his father, Asmodeus. He developed into fine and powerful warlock with his growing age. Magnus started lying about his age, claiming to be hundreds of years old enough to know historic figures when he was less than twenty years old. This, helped him gain his client’s confidence.
Along with the youth, the hunger for intimacy started growing inside him. At one point, he fell in love with this beautiful girl and he had someone in his life for the first time. The girl passed away and he lived with that pain for more than thirty years. Then he started going on an extended vacation to the places like Peru.
No matter where he would go, his late lover would sting him and made him a loner again.
Hence, the show follows the trails of how Magnus would find peace and hold to his life.