History Film / TheSorcerersApprentice

18th Aug '17 2:53:20 PM Lyendith
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''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' is a film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, distributed by Creator/{{Disney}} and directed by Jon Turteltaub (of ''Film/NationalTreasure'' fame).

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''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' is a 2010 film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, distributed by Creator/{{Disney}} and directed by Jon Turteltaub (of ''Film/NationalTreasure'' fame).
16th Aug '17 11:50:45 PM tropeminer
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Centuries pass with Balthazar travelling the world, hunting down evil sorcerers and seeking the Prime Merlinian, until the year 2000 when he finally finds him in the young Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a boy living in Manhattan. Unfotunately, Horvath escapes just long enough to force Balthazar to [[TerminatorTwosome trap them both for ten years]]. In 2010 both Horvath and Balthazar escape. Horvath seeks to release Morgana once again and now Balthazar has to track down Dave and teach him the magic arts.

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Centuries pass with Balthazar travelling the world, hunting down evil sorcerers and seeking the Prime Merlinian, until the year 2000 when he finally finds him in the young Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), (Creator/JayBaruchel), a boy living in Manhattan. Unfotunately, Horvath escapes just long enough to force Balthazar to [[TerminatorTwosome trap them both for ten years]]. In 2010 both Horvath and Balthazar escape. Horvath seeks to release Morgana once again and now Balthazar has to track down Dave and teach him the magic arts.


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** Dave's [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla tesla coils]] play Music/{{Stevie Wonder}}'s "Superstition" and Music/{{OneRepublic}}'s "Secrets".
21st Mar '17 4:36:34 PM nombretomado
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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Creator/AlfredMolina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.

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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), (Creator/NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Creator/AlfredMolina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.



The whole thing was largely NicolasCage's idea, wanting to expand upon the classic MickeyMouse cartoon short from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The film even has a full scene dedicated to it.

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The whole thing was largely NicolasCage's Creator/NicolasCage's idea, wanting to expand upon the classic MickeyMouse cartoon short from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. The film even has a full scene dedicated to it.
18th Mar '17 12:22:47 PM nombretomado
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''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' is a film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, distributed by Creator/{{Disney}} and directed by Jon Turteltaub (of ''NationalTreasure'' fame).

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''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' is a film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, distributed by Creator/{{Disney}} and directed by Jon Turteltaub (of ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' fame).
1st Feb '17 9:07:19 AM fallenleader123
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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.

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Centuries ago, the great wizard Merlin trained three apprentices: Balthazar Blake (NicolasCage), Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), (Creator/AlfredMolina), and Veronica (Creator/MonicaBellucci). However, Horvath betrayed them to Morgana [=LeFay=] (Alice Krige), resulting in Merlin's death. In the aftermath Veronica and Morgana ended up trapped in an artifact known as [[SealedEvilInACan the Grimhold]], in which Balthazar later manages to trap Horvath. With his dying breath Merlin tasked Balthazar with finding his heir, [[TheChosenOne the Prime Merlinian]], who can end Morgana's evil forever.
15th Dec '16 2:21:07 PM StFan
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!!Tropes

* AdaptationExpansion: ...Not of a book, or a series...but rather...of a stand alone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
** Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]].

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!!Tropes

!!''The Sorcerer's Apprentice'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationExpansion: ...Not of a book, or a series... but rather...rather... of a stand alone standalone animation sequence. Which in itself was an adaptation of a ballad by Creator/JohannWolfgangVonGoethe and a musical composition by Dukas.
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Dukas. Based on a tale from [[OlderThanTheyThink Lucian]].



-->'''Dave''': (singing while peeing) I got a date with a girl. Cuz I'm awesoooome!

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-->'''Dave''': (singing -->'''Dave:''' ''[singing while peeing) peeing]'' I got a date with a girl. Cuz I'm awesoooome!



* AndIMustScream: Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers), and Blake was hinted to have the Encantus. Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
**
Blake and Horvath are trapped in an urn for ten years. They do have things to read; Horvath has Dave's essay on Napoleon (and probably a few of his other papers), and Blake was is hinted to have the Encantus. Encantus.
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Morgana and Veronica were trapped in the Grimhold for over a millennium, though, unlike the urn, it isn't expressly stated that the Grimhold prisoners are conscious.



* AssholeVictim: I guess Horvath showed that idiot in the car [[LaserGuidedKarma why it's a good idea to be polite to strangers.]]

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* AssholeVictim: I guess Horvath showed shows to that idiot in the car [[LaserGuidedKarma why it's a good idea to be polite to strangers.]]



* BadBoss: Horvath, see YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.

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* %%* BadBoss: Horvath, see YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness.



* CoolCar: Balthazar owns a sleek 1920s-era automobile (which has been in impound for years after he was sealed in the Grimhold).
* DeadpanSnarker: Horvath falls into this.
-->'''Horvath:''' ''(after rematerializing from the urn)'' Am I the first one out?\\
''Old woman faints''\\
'''Horvath:''' [[GenreSavvy That's a yes...]]

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* CoolCar: Balthazar owns a sleek 1920s-era automobile (which has been in impound for years after he was sealed in the Grimhold).
* DeadpanSnarker: Horvath falls into this.
-->'''Horvath:''' ''(after rematerializing from the urn)'' Am I the first one out?\\
''Old woman faints''\\
'''Horvath:''' [[GenreSavvy That's a yes...]]
urn).



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Sun Lok, Abigail, Drake.]]
** Or in [[spoiler: Sun Lok's]] case, they [[spoiler: dropped a flaming dragon on him.]]



* EvilCounterpart: Balthazar & Horvath, who both started out as apprentices to Merlin.
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: Horvath betrayed Merlin and his friends because Veronica chose Balthazar over him.]]

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* EvilCounterpart: Balthazar & and Horvath, who both started out as apprentices to Merlin.
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: Horvath [[spoiler:Horvath betrayed Merlin and his friends because Veronica chose Balthazar over him.]]



* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: [[spoiler: At the climax of the film Dave fires several spells at Morgana which she easily phases through. It turns out the spells were to animate a mop and wires to create a Tesla coil which destroys her completely.]]

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* ExactlyWhatIAimedAt: [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At the climax of the film film, Dave fires several spells at Morgana which she easily phases through. It turns out the spells were are to animate a mop and wires to create a Tesla coil which destroys her completely.]]



* FiveBadBand: Horvath and his fellow Grimhold prisoners can make one, though not all at once.
** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath.
** TheDragon: Drake Stone.
** TheBrute: Sun Lok.
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams.
** [[TheManBehindTheMan The Evil Sorceress Behind The Evil Sorcerer]]/ BiggerBad: Morgana le Fay
* FreudianExcuse: Well, let us see... Poor Drake was [[ParentalAbandonment left by his master at age fifteen with no explanation]]. He even says himself he has issues with it, but he doesn't seem to show it very often, if at all. Horvath could be a candidate for this as well, since he lost his love, but that doesn't give him the excuse to destroy humanity and turn evil.

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* FiveBadBand: Horvath and his fellow Grimhold prisoners can make one, though not all at once.
FreudianExcuse:
** BigBad / TheEvilGenius: Horvath.
** TheDragon: Drake Stone.
** TheBrute: Sun Lok.
** TheDarkChick: Abigail Williams.
** [[TheManBehindTheMan The Evil Sorceress Behind The Evil Sorcerer]]/ BiggerBad: Morgana le Fay
* FreudianExcuse: Well, let us see...
Poor Drake was [[ParentalAbandonment left by his master at age fifteen with no explanation]]. He even says himself he has issues with it, but he doesn't seem to show it very often, if at all. all.
**
Horvath could be a candidate for this as well, since he lost his love, but that doesn't give him the excuse to destroy humanity and turn evil.



* GroinAttack: Self-inflicted. Ouch.

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* GroinAttack: Self-inflicted.GroinAttack:
** While training with the plasma ball, Dave manage a self-inflicted groin attack.
Ouch.



* {{Infodump}}: It is also sort of misleading. It said that over the centuries Balthazar fought various evil sorcerers, trapping them within layers of the doll, and he eventually captured Horvath as well. One may be left with the impression that [[spoiler:before Morgana is released, a horde of evil sorcerers and sorceresses would have to be released]]. In the end, [[spoiler:the doll only contains three villains besides Morgana.]]

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* {{Infodump}}: The movie's beginning. It is also sort of misleading. It misleading: it said that over the centuries Balthazar fought various evil sorcerers, trapping them within layers of the doll, and he eventually captured Horvath as well. One may be left with the impression that [[spoiler:before Morgana is released, a horde of evil sorcerers and sorceresses would have to be released]]. In the end, [[spoiler:the doll only contains three villains besides Morgana.]]



* InterchangeableAsianCultures: First simply alluded to when Balthazar tests an old Chinese woman by speaking Cantonese. Since it was Horvath in disguise, he responds in English saying "Oh, you speak Mandarin!" which tells Balthazar that this woman is actually Horvath in disguise.

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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: InterchangeableAsianCultures:
**
First simply alluded to when Balthazar tests an old Chinese woman by speaking Cantonese. Since it was Horvath in disguise, he responds in English saying "Oh, you speak Mandarin!" which tells Balthazar that this woman is actually Horvath in disguise.



(Dave gives a shocked expression)\\

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(Dave ''[Dave gives a shocked expression)\\expression]''\\



* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly lampshades this by waving his hand and saying, [[StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].
** Horvath likely has no idea what a "droid" even is, given that he, essentially, slept through ''StarWars'' and didn't have time to catch up on current cultural trends.

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* JediMindTrick: Used by Horvath on a clerk to get around needing an identification card. Drake Stone promptly lampshades this by waving his hand and saying, [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars "These are not the droids you are looking for!"]], earning him an [[DontExplainTheJoke annoyed look]].
** Horvath likely has no idea what a "droid" even is, given that he, essentially, slept through ''StarWars'' and didn't have time to catch up on current cultural trends.
look]].



* KamehameHadoken: Now in Rapid-Fire variety! Really, it's much closer to a ProjectileSpell attack. It's even explicitly a "sorcerer's basic offensive ability".
** Lampshaded by Drake's actor in behind the scenes material on the Blu-Ray.

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* KamehameHadoken: Now in Rapid-Fire variety! Really, it's much closer to a ProjectileSpell attack. It's even explicitly a "sorcerer's basic offensive ability".
**
ability". Lampshaded by Drake's actor in behind the scenes material on the Blu-Ray.



* LargeHam: Nicholas Cage was clearly having a bit of fun with his role, but gave a very subdued, calm performance (compared to his usual roles). The ''really'' large ham of the film, however, was Alfred Molina as Horvath.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Played with. The Arcana Cabana is quite visible to Dave's teacher and fellow students when he tells them about it (and the store is also physically there ten years later, but abandoned and then refurbished into something else, when Balthazar goes back for the Encantus), but [[ItWasHereISwear what he told them]] ''about'' (the battle, the two sorcerers, the fire) is gone, with everything as neat and undisturbed as it was before.
%%* LovableNerd: Dave.

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* LargeHam: Nicholas Cage was clearly having a bit of fun with his role, but gave a very subdued, calm performance (compared to his usual roles). The ''really'' large ham of the film, however, was is Alfred Molina as Horvath.
* TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday: Played with. The Arcana Cabana is quite visible to Dave's teacher and fellow students when he tells them about it (and the store is also physically there ten years later, but abandoned and then refurbished into something else, when Balthazar goes back for the Encantus), but [[ItWasHereISwear what he told them]] ''about'' (the battle, the two sorcerers, the fire) is gone, with everything as neat and undisturbed as it was before. \n%%* LovableNerd: Dave.



** The skull without the jaw that Yen Sid stores his butterfly color stuff in in the Fantasia short is there too.

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** The skull without the jaw that Yen Sid stores his butterfly color stuff in in the Fantasia ''Fantasia'' short is there too.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Drake Stone is David Copperfield with real magical powers.
** Or maybe Criss Angel due to his alternative fashion sense.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Drake Stone is David Copperfield with real magical powers.
**
powers. Or maybe Criss Angel due to his alternative fashion sense.



* NowItsMyTurn: Twice over--first, after Morgana tries to bring down Balthasar and Veronica, only for Dave to instinctively throw up a shield (without his ring), he says this to her and begins assaulting her with plasma balls. Then, after Morgana has succeeded in dodging then all, she turns the phrase back on him before counterattacking.

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* NowItsMyTurn: Twice over--first, over -- first, after Morgana tries to bring down Balthasar and Veronica, only for Dave to instinctively throw up a shield (without his ring), he says this to her and begins assaulting her with plasma balls. Then, after Morgana has succeeded in dodging then all, she turns the phrase back on him before counterattacking.



* OneToMillionToOne:
** A side effect of being trapped in the Grimhold. Maxim Horvath, first appears as a swarm of cockroaches scurrying out of the matryoshka doll and assembling themselves into a human figure, complete with clothes.
** Sun Lok materializes as butterflies. We don't get to see what Abigail is released as, though smoke pours out at the start. Veronica/Morgana emerges as repulsive black mud.



* OutOfCharacterAlert: Several times, but most prominently when [[spoiler:Dave suddenly uses British slang, and Balthazar immediately understands that it's actually Drake in disguise]].
** That and the nail polish.
* PersonAsVerb: Dave mentioned that his experience in 2000 made the local slang for having a breakdown "Pulling a Dave Stutler."

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* OutOfCharacterAlert: Several times, but most prominently when [[spoiler:Dave suddenly uses British slang, and Balthazar immediately understands that it's actually Drake in disguise]].
** That
disguise. (That and the nail polish.
polish.)]]
* PersonAsVerb: Dave mentioned mentions that his experience in 2000 made the local slang for having a breakdown "Pulling a Dave Stutler."



* ProductPlacement: Drake Stone is immortalized as a planeswalker in ''MagicTheGathering''.

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* ProductPlacement: Drake Stone is immortalized as a planeswalker in ''MagicTheGathering''.''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''.



* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle, just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.

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* RingOfPower: For David and Balthazar specifically - -- a number of the wizards present cast their spells using other objects as well...well... like a cane, a pendant, and a belt buckle, just to name a few. To be able to cast spells ''without'' such a focus [[spoiler:is what proves David's destiny as Prime Merlinian]]. It is worth noting that Horvath's cane appears to incorporate his ring as the head.



* SealedCastInAMultipack: The film had half the cast aside from the main character stored on an artifact. They emerged in a sort of Last-In-First-Out.
* SealedEvilInACan: Maxim Horvath. Twice. First, Balthazar traps him in the Grimhold. He escapes. Later, they were both sealed in a Chinese vase. They both escape ten years later. And the other Morganites; Sun Lok, Abigail, and Morgana Le Fay herself.

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* SealedCastInAMultipack: The film had has half the cast aside from the main character stored on an artifact. They emerged emerge in a sort of Last-In-First-Out.
* SealedEvilInACan: Maxim Horvath. Twice. First, Balthazar traps him in the Grimhold. He escapes. Later, they were are both sealed in a Chinese vase.urn. They both escape ten years later. And the other Morganites; Sun Lok, Abigail, and Morgana Le Fay herself.



'''Horvath:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything You don't need to see]] [[StarWars my identification card]].\\

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'''Horvath:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything You don't need to see]] [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars my identification card]].\\



'''Horvath:''' ''*Annoyed Glare*''

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'''Horvath:''' ''*Annoyed Glare*''''[Horvath gives him an annoyed glare]''



** There's a TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering poster in Drake's office.

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** There's a TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' poster in Drake's office.



** Also, there was [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk something very familiar]] about the way Dave took the Grimhold off the stand....
** Balthazar Blake's full name seems very much to be a shout out to [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory Bastian Balthazar Bux]].

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** Also, there was is [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk something very familiar]] about the way Dave took the Grimhold off the stand....
** Balthazar Blake's full name seems very much to be a shout out shout-out to [[Literature/TheNeverendingStory Bastian Balthazar Bux]].



* SorcerersApprentice: Under the same circumstances as {{Mickey| Mouse}}.

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* SorcerersApprentice: Under the same circumstances as {{Mickey| Mouse}}.WesternAnimation/{{Mickey|Mouse}}.



%%* TeenGenius: David.



* TokenRomance: Dave's relationship with Becky, on its own, would've made a half-decent love story about a physics nerd and music buff falling in love. As a romantic subplot to this film, however, it felt like it was duct-taped on.
** [[SubvertedTrope However, without Becky, Morgana would have succeeded in raising her army]].
** It also serves the overall story to parallel Balthazar's own romantic backstory and his relationship with Dave (with the master not wanting his apprentice to make the same "mistakes" he did), so it's actually justified on that level as well.

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* TokenRomance: Dave's relationship with Becky, on its own, would've made a half-decent love story about a physics nerd and music buff falling in love. As a romantic subplot to this film, however, it felt like it was duct-taped on.
**
on. [[SubvertedTrope However, without Becky, Morgana would have succeeded in raising her army]].
**
army]]. It also serves the overall story to parallel Balthazar's own romantic backstory and his relationship with Dave (with the master not wanting his apprentice to make the same "mistakes" he did), so it's actually justified on that level as well.



* VillainousFashionSense: Horvath.

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* %%* VillainousFashionSense: Horvath.



* WizardDuel: It's kind of the point... As such, there are many.
** In Germany the film was actually released as "Duell der Magier", i.e. "duel of mages".
* TheWormThatWalks: Apparently the case with Horvath in the trailer, but it turns out to be a side effect of being trapped. Sun Lok materialized as butterflies. We don't get to see what Abigail was released as, though smoke pours out at the start. Veronica/Morgana emerges as repulsive black mud.

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* WizardDuel: It's kind of the point... As such, there are many.
**
many. In Germany the film was actually released as "Duell "''Duell der Magier", Magier''", i.e. "duel of mages".
* TheWormThatWalks: Apparently the case with Horvath in the trailer, but it turns out to be a side effect of being trapped. Sun Lok materialized as butterflies. We don't get to see what Abigail was released as, though smoke pours out at the start. Veronica/Morgana emerges as repulsive black mud.
mages".



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Horvath to...well, everyone except Morgana.]]
** Partially [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.

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* YesNoAnswerInterpretation: Horvath after rematerializing from the urn.
-->'''Horvath:''' Am I the first one out?\\
''[old woman faints]''\\
'''Horvath:''' That's a yes...
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Horvath to... well, everyone except Morgana.]]
**
]] Partially [[JustifiedTrope justified]]. The endgame has every evil wizard being resurrected anyway; this way they're puppets instead of independent.
19th Jun '16 3:13:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* MassResurrection: This is [[BigBad Morgana]]'s final goal: to resurrect a legion of Sorcerers for world domination.
29th May '16 1:07:03 PM Morgenthaler
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-->'''Balthazar:''' [as the floor starts sucking him in] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Persian quick-rug]]. And he said I was old-fashioned.

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-->'''Balthazar:''' [as the floor starts sucking him in] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Persian quick-rug]].quick-rug. And he said I was old-fashioned.
29th May '16 1:06:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Balthazar is Nicholas Cage. You KNOW he's gonna be badass.
** And, to a lesser extent, Dave.
29th May '16 1:06:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Okay, Drake isn't all that evil (or genuinely blond). But still.
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