Kady Orloff-Diaz is a former student of Brakebills and is the daughter of Hannah, a hedge-witch who was once in league with Marina Andrieski. Kady spent most of her time under the servitude of Marina, as she was sold as payment for Marina fixing one of Hannah's messes, serving as one of the sources for insider higher end magic for Marina's Hedge Witch safe house in New York City.
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Kady is a girl with a strong character and cold, detached attitude, trying to ward off potential friends or feelings, preventing any sort of attachment because of previous betrayals. She speaks her mind, though she keeps many secrets.
Magic and Abilities
Magician: Kady, much like Alice Quinn, is far more an advanced magician than her classmates, shown to possess a more comprehensive grasp of magic than most magicians her age. As she is mainly seen in the Physical Kids' Cottage, it can be inferred that her Discipline is Physical. She has a latent talent for telekinesis, able to lift a number of miscellaneous objects while having sex, including her boyfriend Penny. She also is talented in defensive magic, able to cast powerful wards to keep out powerful mind readers like Penny and Mischa Mayakovsky. Kady, however, shows a general disdain for the theoretical practices of magic, as she is shown to goof off with Penny during lectures rather than listen to her professors.
- Wellspring Magic Manipulation: Diaz is able to shape and manipulate the energy of the Wellspring to cast spells by writing specific formations with her hands, conjuring phosphorescent constructs of magic.
- Telekinesis: As a Physical Kid, Kady possesses a latent talent for telekineses, able to levitate herself and several objects around her while having sex with Penny.
- Night Vision: Diaz possesses a spell tattooed on her wrist that gives her the ablility to see clearly in the dark.
- Mind Control: While robbing a bank, both Kady and Quentin Coldwater released bees into the vault to scare everyone out.
- Skilled Combatant: Kady is particularly well-versed in Battle Magic, further contributing to her magical capability, stating that she had been studying battle magic for at least 10 years or so.
- Bilingualism: Diaz speaks her native English, and is proficient in American Sign Language.
Behind the Scenes
- Kady is an original character from the television series, combining two different characters from The Magicians:
- Amanda Orloff, whom she gets her last name from, was a Magicians killed by the Beast in the Attack on Brakebills. Orliff notably battle magic against the Beast when he first arrived at Brakebills.
- Asmodeus, a hedge in Free Trader Beowulf. Asmodeus was close friends with Julia Wicker and killed Reynard the Fox after the Assassination of Free Trader Beowulf.
- Nilo Ghajar, Crystal Mudry, and Lisa Chandler were stunt doubles for Jade Tailor in the role of Kady Orloff-Diaz.