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15th Jun '17 11:29:49 PM LadyNorbert
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* David Copperfield, in ''Film/TerrorTrain'' does a few of these, including a disappearing act which would require exiting the moving train and re-entering to wind up where he does.

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* David Copperfield, in ''Film/TerrorTrain'' ''Film/TerrorTrain,'' does a few of these, including a disappearing act which would require exiting the moving train and re-entering to wind up where he does.



* Played with in one episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', in which Howard repeatedly performs a card trick that has Sheldon completely stumped. [[spoiler:At the end of the episode, it's revealed to the audience - but not Sheldon - that he's not actually finding anyone's card; they're all just playing along in order to drive Sheldon crazy.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'': The episode "Riva Ras Regas" centers on the ghost of the recently deceased stage magician Rufus Raucous, who turns out to have faked his death to get out of the spotlight and retire. He was last seen [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill in a straitjacket nailed to a spinning wheel inside a building being demolishing by a wrecking ball]], yet no explanation is given for how he survived other than "he's just that good", apparently. Later, when Rufus is encouraged by the gang to hold one more show to lure out the ghost, he perfoms tricks like being able to sprout new disembodied hands out of his sleeves, which walk around with a life of their own. How he does that isn't explained either, unless he invested thousands of dollars in animatronics.[[note]]Though this ''IS'' the ''Scooby-Doo'' universe, where any disgruntled crook can build a monster mecha on a whim.[[/note]] His "ghost" can also fly, which turns out to be by magnets in its shoes, far more powerful than any real world magnet.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'': The episode "Riva Ras Regas" centers on the ghost of the recently deceased stage magician Rufus Raucous, who turns out to have faked his death to get out of the spotlight and retire. He was last seen [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill in a straitjacket nailed to a spinning wheel inside a building being demolishing by a wrecking ball]], yet no explanation is given for how he survived other than "he's just that good", apparently. Later, when Rufus is encouraged by the gang to hold one more show to lure out the ghost, he perfoms tricks like being able to sprout new disembodied hands out of his sleeves, which walk around with a life of their own. How he does that isn't explained either, unless he invested thousands of dollars in animatronics.[[note]]Though [[note]]Of course, this ''IS'' 'is'' the ''Scooby-Doo'' universe, where any disgruntled crook can build a monster mecha on a whim.[[/note]] His "ghost" can also fly, which turns out to be by magnets in its shoes, far more powerful than any real world magnet.
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.
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