Japanese-American occultist/theurge who is rumored to be attempting to summon angels (which is theoretically impossible). Highly intelligent, wealthy, good-looking, and somewhat spoiled. By reputation an excellent swordsman with a fierce temper. He is respected and feared by the occult community, and rumors suggest this is in part due to some very crafty deal making. He and Corat seem to know each other well; Corat describes him as a "f**king loan shark". Rina-el is considerably more charitable. He divides his time between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu--an angelic, infernal, and ethereal stronghold respectively.
The nickname "Mozart" doesn't come only from his personality, memorably described as "that princess?" Though it's true he's capricious, temperamental and spoiled, it's also true that he juggles sorcery, banking, a college education and the responsibilities of family more or less successfully.
"Mozart" also comes from his approach to magic. While plenty of sorcerers are happy to follow the recipes from old books, he innovates. He tinkers with the details of spells, creating new effects from old workings. He's a composer.
Because of his lifelong fascination with angels and his more recently tight schedule, his magic is specialized to works that affect celestials and the Symphony directly.
Allied: Corat, Rina-el, Kahuna Associated: MHC, community of sorcerors including the Russos Hostile: demons
I am so high, I can hear heaven.
Oh but heaven, no heaven don't hear me.
And they say that a hero can save us.
I'm not gonna stand here and wait.
edited from the Spoilers page
He projects the image of a temperamental rich boy, powerful and on top of the world, at least on top of the infernal food chain. The closer you get to him, the more you can sort what of that is true and what isn't.
Temperamental--yes. Part of that's inherent and inherited. There's a reason he's lost an uncle and grandfather to homicide, as that side of the family tend to be confrontational in a culture that 'hammers down' such things. His basic temperament is genetic, and he comes from a long line of fierce men. 'Watari' means 'ferryman', which suggests to me that rather than samurai or other such glory, his ancestors were dockworkers, merchant sailors, and shipyard thugs.
Consider also that he has a rather large chip on his shoulder, the issue that drives him to (the necessary for plot) wanting contact with angels. He's Symphonic and it nearly drove him to the nuthouse, but more significantly it ***. And dammit he will know why, no matter what it takes, and when he finally meets whoever's responsible he's going to pop him in the nose, if it's God himself even.
His temper is also rewarded by sorcery and, for him, its precursor telekinesis. Yes, a potential-six-force little boy with a stepmother he didn't like, who could break glass just by getting angry with it. He can't do that (much) anymore, but at the time it made the connection in his brain--get angry, be feared. Now he's discovered that passion is fuel for magick, giving him plenty of incentive to keep his temper hot.
Rich? That's a bit more complicated. Most of the money is not his personally, and while he makes a comfortable salary he couldn't afford the antique books, the room service, flying first class three times a week, the *** if he had just that salary. All the surf-bum nonsense he pulled ten years ago he couldn't do now because he'd lose all the things he's come to depend on. A camel through the eye of a needle.
The infernal food chain? He knows from hard experience and reconstructive surgery that man vs. demon ends badly for the man. He swindles, he sneaks, he plays them off each other, he throws celestial smoke bombs and runs away. The reputation is the important thing on that, as it keeps enough demons insecure enough to not--usually--pull the net around him. One demon, and a bit of preparation? He can dig a victory out of that. Four demons and an ambush? An angel was almost not enough to save him.
He is a formidable sorceror, an amazing innovator who can make magick do things it's never done before. Because he was born hearing it, he has an instinctive command of the Symphony. But superhuman? He knows better.
The closer you get the more you realize you're just dealing with a human being. He doesn't let most get close, because that reputation is his shield and he doesn't trust the world not to turn on him, as it turned on his grandfather. But those close discover that selfishness has ...