Five foot eleven with model-like posture and a rigid workout regime, Marissa cuts an imposing figure. Though her usual clothing shows very little skin, she wears clothing which accentuates her physique. Like many of her tactics, this is meant both to impress and to intimidate. She is well aware of the affect her appearance has on both men and women and uses it, like all her advantages, for all its worth.
Her blue eyes can range from aloof and enchanting to very focused and dominant, even commanding. She carries herself like a woman who expects to get her way.
Growing up as the daughter of club magician Alfonso the Amazing, Marissa was exposed early-on to all the tacky accoutrements of magic. She grew up as daddy's little assistant - in sequins and fishnets - and was levitated, made to disappear, transformed into a dove, impaled with swords, sawed in half, in thirds . . .
Eventually, though, on reaching young womanhood, she decided the world had changed. A woman could be the magician now, not just the assistant. So she studied and studied. And practiced her craft on the pretty fishnet-and-sequin set who were content to be visually pleasing stage props. And designed a show and a style of her own. And now she has her own stage name and persona, very different from her father's.
In fact, rumors circulate that her magic is not mere trickery, that in some strange way she is actually performing the feats that once were the sole province of those versed in the ways of mirrors and wires and carefully placed lighting.
Perhaps if you are lucky, she'll turn her eyes your way. Lucky, yes. But is that good luck or bad?