King of Fillory
Josh Hoberman is one of the Physical Kids. The overweight jokester-slacker of the group, Josh offers much of the novel's comic relief. He is likely the least natural in his skills, but also flirts with an untapped power throughout the novel. He grows close to Anaïs during the course of the novel, but the two end up separating.
Magic and Abilities
Basic Magical Abilities
Spell Casting - The ability to use magic and cast spells through complex somatic movements.
Discipline - Physical Magic
- Exact discipline unknown
Note: Josh has been described, in the narrative of The Magicians, as someone who takes longer than others to pick up on a magical concept or technique, but once he figured it out, he mastered it and 'made it his own'; he's also noted as not being taken seriously, due to his jovial and comedic personality, but having a keen insight into things other people might otherwise miss, which is also reflected in his observations about other magicians' spellcasting. Josh Hoberman barely passed his exams at Brakebills to graduate, so is thought of as being a poor magician, although he is occasionally seen doing impressive (or at least impressive for him) feats of magic.