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6th Feb '17 11:09:27 PM DanaO
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* The author continues the tradition in ''Manga/CaseClosed'': while major or plot-relevant "magic" is at least as reasonable as the rest of the gimmicks non-magician criminals manage to pull off, stage magicians pull off all sorts of very implausible ''minor'' tricks - for example, loading half a dozen doves into somebody's clothes and underwear within half a second without them noticing. While this ''could'' be a sort of perceptual filter (it's well known how showmanship alters the audience's memory of stage magic performances in this direction), enough stage magic the research could just have been spotty where it didn't matter.
13th Sep '16 2:41:03 PM NoSpoilerz
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* In ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', the main character is the daughter of a GentlemanThief and StageMagician. Of course this trope gets involved. Despite being a MagicalGirl, her "magic" is explicitly all stage magic, but she routinely pulls off impossible feats, such as being carried off by just a [[{{Balloonacy}} a handful of balloons]].

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* In ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', the main character is the daughter of a GentlemanThief and StageMagician. Of course this trope gets involved. Despite being a MagicalGirl, her "magic" is explicitly all stage magic, but she routinely pulls off impossible feats, such as being carried off by just a [[{{Balloonacy}} a handful of balloons]].
28th Aug '16 9:22:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* Such tricks are the abundant in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe''. Several of them are analyzed and explained but a lot of them are not, [[spoiler:and the ending makes it a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane]].

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* Such tricks are the abundant in ''Film/NowYouSeeMe''. ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' and [[Film/NowYouSeeMe2 its sequel]]. Several of them are analyzed and explained but a lot of them are not, [[spoiler:and the ending makes it a case of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane]].MaybeMagicMaybeMundane.]]
30th Apr '16 1:37:08 PM ultimomant
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* Parodied in ''Teen Titans Go!'' episode Magic, where Robin is performing tricks that the team all consider ridiculously amazing, but Raven is not convinced.
** Brought UpToEleven when [[spoiler: Robin tries to be a young Houdini by escaping a tank full of water while tied up. '''It doesn't work.''']] Before the latter, we get this little gem:

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* Parodied in ''Teen Titans Go!'' the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode Magic, "Magic", where Robin is performing tricks that the team all consider ridiculously amazing, but Raven is not convinced.
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convinced. Brought UpToEleven when [[spoiler: Robin tries to be a young Houdini by escaping a tank full of water while tied up. '''It doesn't work.''']] Before the latter, we get this little gem:
6th Mar '16 10:32:14 AM Bisected8
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}: [[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'', the added S.link plotline with the main character's uncle's BumblingSidekick Adachi includes a scene where he demonstrates a magic trick that involves transporting a coin from his hand to the main character's pocket (from across a table they're sitting at opposite sides of).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}: [[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'', the added S.link plotline with the main character's uncle's BumblingSidekick Adachi includes a scene where he demonstrates a magic trick that involves transporting a coin from his hand to the main character's pocket (from across a table they're sitting at opposite sides of). [[spoiler: Which subtly foreshadows his [[EvilAllAlong true nature]] as a CorruptCop who's been committing the murders mainly ForTheEvulz.]]
14th Jan '16 10:14:13 AM Larkmarn
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Compare ImpossibleTheftImpossibleTheft which is a similar idea applied to the field of thievery instead of stage magic. Contrast MagiciansAreWizards.

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Compare ImpossibleTheftImpossibleTheft ImpossibleTheft which is a similar idea applied to the field of thievery instead of stage magic. Contrast MagiciansAreWizards.
14th Jan '16 10:07:00 AM crazysamaritan
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Compare ImpossibleThief which is a similar idea applied to the field of thievery instead of stage magic. Contrast MagiciansAreWizards.

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Compare ImpossibleThief ImpossibleTheftImpossibleTheft which is a similar idea applied to the field of thievery instead of stage magic. Contrast MagiciansAreWizards.



* In ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', the main character is the daughter of an ImpossibleThief and a StageMagician. Of course this trope gets involved. Despite being a MagicalGirl, her "magic" is explicitly all stage magic, but she routinely pulls off impossible feats, such as being carried off by just a [[{{Balloonacy}} a handful of balloons]].
* Kaitou Kid (who started in ''Manga/MagicKaito'' but later became a regular character in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'') often does this in a similar manner, overlapping with ImpossibleThief. In his solo episode when first introduced, and before even becoming Kaitou Kid, he manages to use a lifelike dummy that isn't noticed until its head screws off, and a giant monster-shaped balloon operated by a crane outside his ''school window'', all as part of a prank.

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* In ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'', the main character is the daughter of an ImpossibleThief a GentlemanThief and a StageMagician. Of course this trope gets involved. Despite being a MagicalGirl, her "magic" is explicitly all stage magic, but she routinely pulls off impossible feats, such as being carried off by just a [[{{Balloonacy}} a handful of balloons]].
* Kaitou Kid (who started in ''Manga/MagicKaito'' but later became a regular character in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'') often does this in a similar manner, overlapping with ImpossibleThief. ''Manga/MagicKaito'': In his solo episode when first introduced, and before even becoming Kaitou Kid, he manages to use a lifelike dummy that isn't noticed until its head screws off, and a giant monster-shaped balloon operated by a crane outside his ''school window'', all as part of a prank.
13th Apr '15 5:47:02 PM FameTV
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*Parodied in ''Teen Titans Go!'' episode Magic, where Robin is performing tricks that the team all consider ridiculously amazing, but Raven is not convinced.
**Brought UpToEleven when [[spoiler: Robin tries to be a young Houdini by escaping a tank full of water while tied up. '''It doesn't work.''']] Before the latter, we get this little gem:
--> '''Raven:''' ''I wouldn't try this if I were you.''
--> '''Robin:''' ''I know what I'm doing, Raven. I [[BlatantLies saw it on the internet.]] ''
12th Apr '15 10:42:05 PM nombretomado
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* Kaitou Kid (who started in ''Manga/MagicKaito'' but later became a regular character in ''Anime/DetectiveConan'') often does this in a similar manner, overlapping with ImpossibleThief. In his solo episode when first introduced, and before even becoming Kaitou Kid, he manages to use a lifelike dummy that isn't noticed until its head screws off, and a giant monster-shaped balloon operated by a crane outside his ''school window'', all as part of a prank.

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* Kaitou Kid (who started in ''Manga/MagicKaito'' but later became a regular character in ''Anime/DetectiveConan'') ''Manga/DetectiveConan'') often does this in a similar manner, overlapping with ImpossibleThief. In his solo episode when first introduced, and before even becoming Kaitou Kid, he manages to use a lifelike dummy that isn't noticed until its head screws off, and a giant monster-shaped balloon operated by a crane outside his ''school window'', all as part of a prank.
25th Mar '15 4:54:54 AM jormis29
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* Kaitou Kid (who started in ''Anime/MagicKaito'' but later became a regular character in ''Anime/DetectiveConan'') often does this in a similar manner, overlapping with ImpossibleThief. In his solo episode when first introduced, and before even becoming Kaitou Kid, he manages to use a lifelike dummy that isn't noticed until its head screws off, and a giant monster-shaped balloon operated by a crane outside his ''school window'', all as part of a prank.

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* Kaitou Kid (who started in ''Anime/MagicKaito'' ''Manga/MagicKaito'' but later became a regular character in ''Anime/DetectiveConan'') often does this in a similar manner, overlapping with ImpossibleThief. In his solo episode when first introduced, and before even becoming Kaitou Kid, he manages to use a lifelike dummy that isn't noticed until its head screws off, and a giant monster-shaped balloon operated by a crane outside his ''school window'', all as part of a prank.



* Inadvertently done in a short story-turned film by [[PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]]. In "Invisible Thread", a magic store owner sells a copy of the "invisible thread" card trick to a kid. After making the sale, the storekeeper explains how it works. The thing is though that it's not really possible. When Jillette wrote the story, he just used [[DanBrowned a more or less plausible explanation]]; but when it became a film [[AdaptationInducedPlothole they had to figure out how to make it work using camera tricks and elaborate mechanical devices]].
* Oscar, the title character of the recent ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', knows tricks that could put David Copperfield to shame, despite being much more small time and living decades earlier.

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* Inadvertently done in a short story-turned film by [[PennAndTeller [[Creator/PennAndTeller Penn Jillette]]. In "Invisible Thread", a magic store owner sells a copy of the "invisible thread" card trick to a kid. After making the sale, the storekeeper explains how it works. The thing is though that it's not really possible. When Jillette wrote the story, he just used [[DanBrowned a more or less plausible explanation]]; but when it became a film [[AdaptationInducedPlothole they had to figure out how to make it work using camera tricks and elaborate mechanical devices]].
* Oscar, the title character of the recent ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'', knows tricks that could put David Copperfield to shame, despite being much more small time and living decades earlier.



* In the episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' "The Amazing Maleeni", the stage magician Maleeni has a magic trick where he rotates his head 360 degrees. Every other trick performed in the episode is possible in real life.

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* In the episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' "The "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E08TheAmazingMaleeni The Amazing Maleeni", Maleeni]]", the stage magician Maleeni has a magic trick where he rotates his head 360 degrees. Every other trick performed in the episode is possible in real life.
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