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Katherine McNamara’s Artistic ~sKiLLs~ Make Her the Real-Life Clary Fray

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A mark or letter of mysterious or magic significance — that’s one of the dictionary definitions of a rune. In the world of Shadowhunters, it’s a little more specific than that. Runes, or marks, “are symbols that grant beings various supernatural abilities, with both angelic and demonic runes known to exist. For Shadowhunters, runes are a complex runic language given to them by the Angel Raziel, which grants them powers beyond those of mundanes. Runes are burned into Shadowhunters’ skin using steles, and are their most common tool in their fight against demons.”

In the Mortal Instruments books by Cassie Clare, the series’ heroine, Clary Fray, not only can harness the power of runes, but can create her own as well. So, when we caught up with the young woman who brought the fiery-haired half-angel to life on the small screen, Katherine McNamara, we wanted to see if she possessed the same talent as her alter ego. Turns out, the 20-year-old beauty is a natural!



During our chat with Kat, we put her artistic skills to the test. THE GAME: We say a word, and she draws her own interpretation of its rune on a piece of paper. Play along!

Fangirling — A natural first choice.



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Excitement — Essentially, a level of fangirling.



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Bae — Not sure who Kat had in mind for this one, but our new bae is Matthew Daddario. He may not know it yet, but still.

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Friendship — Clary & Simon’s bond is the epitome of this one.

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And there’s more where these came from. If you want to see more of Kat’s artistic ~*sKiLLs*~, tweet us @teen using the hashtag #TeenKatRunes telling us you want to see the rest of Kat’s amazing pieces of work!

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Original reporting done by Johnni Macke.

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