Space (Tier 2)
Jack doesn’t actually do much with space, but he learned it as a way to fit more into an area that should be possible. This because he is restricted to his chair, it helps him be able to transport more than he should be able to.
Time (Tier 3)
His main sphere of magic. He’s spent much of his life perfecting it. It started as a wish to try to undo the accident that put him in the chair, but he learned that magic was beyond even a Magi’s control. Instead, he’s embraced his situation and the majority of time he uses his magic is to give him more time. This is especially important when he’s working. He put himself in something of a bubble of time. While for everyone else, time passes normal. For him, he can paint a full portrait in minutes.
Born to Tippy and Reggie Kincad, Winston Jackson Kincad was an only child. He was very sick when he was born, and for about a week they thought they’d lose him. Then, one day, as if by magic, he got better. Completely healthy and happy. Tippy and Reggie lived and worked in Lowell’s Carnival, a traveling Carnival that frequented the midwest. She was a snake charmer and he was her talker. They were pretty popular and often had other opera’s wanting to poach her. Things were going swell until he was ten and he was out with his father. They’d taken one of the trucks to town to pick up some supplies and on the way back it rolled. Jack was pinned under the vehicle and his dad had a bad head wound. They were there for hours until a party went to look for them. Once found they were rushed in town to the doctor.
Reggie died of his injuries and Jack was paralyzed, but would survive. He had a long bout of recovery ahead and the carnival was looking to leave. Tippy couldn’t move Jack for another couple months so they stayed behind. During his recovery, Jack started to display some unique talents and ‘accidents’ started to happen around him. While they were laid up in the small town outside Chicago, Zion came into town. A couple of the carny’s ventured into town and one of them recognized Tippy. She was allowed to put on a show a couple of the nights to make some scratch. Meanwhile, Kristoph had taken notice of Jack and some of the odd things happening around him (especially when he got emotional). It didn’t take long, until he realized the boy was Magi.
At that point they were extended an invitation to join Zion permanently. Kristoph explained to Tippy what her son was and that they had someone in the Carnival who could help him. Jack was introduced to another Magi who worked the carnival during the summer months in the ten-in-one as a sword sallower and helped Jack to learn about what he was and what he could do. The boy picked up on things quickly, and kept training to make sure he didn’t backlash (a risk he’d suffered a few times, as all Magi do, but was paranoid to avoid a big one). One of the rousties helped to build him a chair so he could get around (he upgraded in his twenties to the one he has currently).
Between learning to control his magic and a helping his mother with her show (he worked as her record man, turning the music on and off. Occasionally she’d pull him on stage during a blow off where people would pay a bit more to see the ‘cripple’ hold a dangerous snake), Jack got into art. He acquired a sketchbook at one point and just started to draw things. His art was used for some of the banners Zion created too. For his fifteenth birthday his mother got him some paints and by the time he was seventeen he has enough skills to open his own stall. At first he just did pencil sketches for people and sold them, not much magic used. Over the years, his act evolved and by the time he was in his early twenties he was doing full oil portraits for people in minutes.
The first time Jack’s wings came out he was a bit too in shock to realize it. His mother had been bit while out trying to find a new snake as the other had died. Luck wasn’t on her side as the snake was a copperhead, not one of the safe ones. Zion typically set up on leylines, to help recharge it’s own magic and make it easier on the casters in the crew. One of the carny’s who was out with Tippy brought her back and Jack practically fell out of his chair to get to her as he laid her on the stage. She was almost gone. Tears streamed down his face as his wings unfurled, from his back, hanging limp as string. He tried to freeze time around her, stop the poison from taking her from him. He put them in a bubble of non-time for days, though time for everyone else was only a couple minutes. Jack couldn’t let go. Eventually, Tippy found the strength to tell him it would be okay, that she was proud of him. He was still stubborn, but fate was against him as his hold on time broke and she passed. All the Magi and Sorcerer’s in Zion could feel it. Jack fell into something of a coma, backlash that lasted two months.
When Jack woke, they held a ceremony for his mother. Zion had moved on and she’d been burned and her ashes gathered. Jack keeps them in his steamer trunk. He was extended an invitation to stay with Zion, continuing his show, so long as he could keep fulfilling his nut. He’s been with the carnival ever since, honing his powers and has no ambition to leave.