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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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Trope has changed from Character Trope to Plot Trope.
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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Just thought that this trope could use a little boost from the insanity of a wacky and awesome show. :)
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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.
28th Oct '14 1:39:22 PM StevieC
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** Even better, that card was actually sealed '''[[UpToEleven between]]''' the glass panes of a [[RefugeInAudacity double-glazed window]].
6th Jul '14 4:15:43 PM DaibhidC
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* Some of Adam Klaus's tricks in ''Series/JonathanCreek'' can be like this (for example his escape routine in "The Scented Room", where he's somehow back in his trailer mere seconds after being put in the coffin). This is a bit ironic, since the point of the series is that Jonathan knows impossible things ''don't'' happen and there's always an explanation that a conjurer's assistant might see.
16th Mar '14 7:01:13 PM Tuckerscreator
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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 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 millions in animatronics. 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, 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 millions thousands of dollars in animatronics. 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.
10th Feb '14 6:30:21 AM FuzzyBoots
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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.
4th Feb '14 7:01:29 PM azul120
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