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19th Aug '16 10:12:21 PM foxley
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* ''series/MurdochMysteries'': Journalist Ruby Ogden works as one of these for a young Harry Houdini in "Houdini Whodunit".

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* ''series/MurdochMysteries'': ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Journalist Ruby Ogden works as one of these for a young Harry Houdini in "Houdini Whodunit".Whodunit".
* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", the vanishing StageMagician was using his daughter as his lovely assistant. She is seemingly as much in the dark about what happens to her father as everyone else.
22nd Jun '16 8:57:02 AM ThatBitterTase
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A variation appears in a StageMagician's show, where there are practical reasons for small, female assistants in tight-fitting clothes. Some physical-displacement type tricks (moving boxes, sawing a person in half) require the person to be quite small in order to fit into the device (most magic equipment is designed for an assistant who's 5′2″ tall). The same is true of quick-change acts, where the model must be small enough to wear many layers of trick clothing without appearing bulky. In these cases the "assistant" is an integral part of the act who requires skill and training, but plays off the audience expectations that she is nothing but eye candy in order to set up the trick and make the magician look impressive.

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A variation appears in a StageMagician's show, where there are practical reasons for small, female assistants in tight-fitting clothes. Some physical-displacement type tricks (moving boxes, sawing a person in half) require the person to be quite small in order to fit into the device (most magic equipment is designed for an assistant who's 5′2″ tall). The same is true of quick-change acts, where the model must be small enough to wear many layers of trick clothing without appearing bulky. In these cases the "assistant" is an integral part of the act who requires skill and training, but plays off the audience expectations that she is nothing but eye candy in order to set up the trick and make the magician look impressive.
impressive. A lot of them are also twins, [[MakingUseOfTheTwin for various purposes]].
19th Jun '16 5:23:51 PM DesertDragon
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* Discussed in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''; Lisa becomes an apprentice to a retired stage magician whose late wife was his assistant; he bonds with Lisa because having a child was "the only magic we couldn't create."
6th May '16 7:20:55 AM aye_amber
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* A rare male example: Richard Osman on ''{{Pointless}}''.

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* A rare male example: Richard Osman on ''{{Pointless}}''.''Series/{{Pointless}}.''
23rd Apr '16 11:48:34 AM WillKeaton
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* Quite common in Brazilian TV. The TropeCodifier was [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/4c/8m/bv/4c8mbv3tqua9hstnwz8ymenid.jpg Chacrinha and his "chacretes"]] (pun on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedette_(entertainer) vedette]]), to the point the suffix -ete is quite common: Hzetes, Panicats... the lightest version were kids TV host Xuxa and her [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/a5/gz/an/a5gzan701h7bhwhm7x3036ulp.jpg Paquitas,]] which even had [[MrFanservice male]] [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/90/mk/2d/90mk2dmcc9ubvt5mc7lnqas8e.jpg versions]].

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* Quite common in Brazilian TV. The TropeCodifier was [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/4c/8m/bv/4c8mbv3tqua9hstnwz8ymenid.jpg Chacrinha and his "chacretes"]] (pun on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedette_(entertainer) vedette]]), to the point the suffix -ete is quite common: Hzetes, Panicats... the lightest version were kids TV host Xuxa and her [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/a5/gz/an/a5gzan701h7bhwhm7x3036ulp.jpg Paquitas,]] which even had [[MrFanservice male]] [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/90/mk/2d/90mk2dmcc9ubvt5mc7lnqas8e.jpg versions]].versions.]]
23rd Apr '16 11:48:07 AM WillKeaton
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* Quite common in Brazilian TV. The TropeCodifier was [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/4c/8m/bv/4c8mbv3tqua9hstnwz8ymenid.jpg Chacrinha and his "chacretes"]] (pun on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedette_(entertainer) vedette]]), to the point the suffix -ete is quite common: Hzetes, Panicats... the lightest version were kids TV host Xuxa and her [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/a5/gz/an/a5gzan701h7bhwhm7x3036ulp.jpg Paquitas]], which even had [[MrFanservice male]] [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/90/mk/2d/90mk2dmcc9ubvt5mc7lnqas8e.jpg versions]].

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* Quite common in Brazilian TV. The TropeCodifier was [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/4c/8m/bv/4c8mbv3tqua9hstnwz8ymenid.jpg Chacrinha and his "chacretes"]] (pun on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedette_(entertainer) vedette]]), to the point the suffix -ete is quite common: Hzetes, Panicats... the lightest version were kids TV host Xuxa and her [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/a5/gz/an/a5gzan701h7bhwhm7x3036ulp.jpg Paquitas]], Paquitas,]] which even had [[MrFanservice male]] [[http://i0.statig.com.br/bancodeimagens/90/mk/2d/90mk2dmcc9ubvt5mc7lnqas8e.jpg versions]].
23rd Apr '16 11:47:23 AM WillKeaton
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** So quintessential, in fact, that the [[AmericanCourts United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit]] [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./Panel_Opinion awarded damages to White]] in a suit against Samsung over an early '90s commercial in which a robot was on ''Wheel'' turning the letters ([[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2012]]) on the grounds that the robot was sufficiently similar to her to infringe on her life rights. [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./En_banc_Opinion(The great wit of the 9th Circuit, Judge Alex Kozinski, wrote a famous and actually pretty funny opinion arguing this a bit much.]])

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** So quintessential, in fact, that the [[AmericanCourts United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit]] [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./Panel_Opinion awarded damages to White]] in a suit against Samsung over an early '90s commercial in which a robot was on ''Wheel'' turning the letters ([[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2012]]) on the grounds that the robot was sufficiently similar to her to infringe on her life rights. [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./En_banc_Opinion(The /En_banc_Opinion (The great wit of the 9th Circuit, Judge Alex Kozinski, wrote a famous and actually pretty funny opinion arguing this a bit much.]]))]]
23rd Apr '16 11:46:50 AM WillKeaton
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** So quintessential, in fact, that the [[AmericanCourts United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit]] [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./Panel_Opinion awarded damages to White]] in a suit against Samsung over an early '90s commercial in which a robot was on ''Wheel'' turning the letters ([[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2012]]), on the grounds that the robot was sufficiently similar to her to infringe on her life rights. (The great wit of the 9th Circuit, Judge Alex Kozinski, [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./En_banc_Opinion wrote a famous and actually pretty funny opinion arguing this a bit much]].)

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** So quintessential, in fact, that the [[AmericanCourts United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit]] [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./Panel_Opinion awarded damages to White]] in a suit against Samsung over an early '90s commercial in which a robot was on ''Wheel'' turning the letters ([[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in 2012]]), 2012]]) on the grounds that the robot was sufficiently similar to her to infringe on her life rights. (The great wit of the 9th Circuit, Judge Alex Kozinski, [[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/White_v._Samsung_Electronics_America,_Inc./En_banc_Opinion /En_banc_Opinion(The great wit of the 9th Circuit, Judge Alex Kozinski, wrote a famous and actually pretty funny opinion arguing this a bit much]].)much.]])
23rd Apr '16 11:45:02 AM WillKeaton
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* Zatanna herself used to act as [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/73/65/98/736598a99848297aa7fa6d8868ee7b66.jpg her father's assistant]].

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* Zatanna herself used to act as [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/73/65/98/736598a99848297aa7fa6d8868ee7b66.jpg her father's assistant]].assistant.]]
23rd Apr '16 11:44:46 AM WillKeaton
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* In the original ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series, Misty/Kasumi gets roped once into become this after the former assistant quit. The [[WomanInWhite white outfit]] she wore is now featured as one of the pictures for GettingCrapPastTheRadar... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg well, see the reason why]].

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* In the original ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' series, Misty/Kasumi gets roped once into become this after the former assistant quit. The [[WomanInWhite white outfit]] she wore is now featured as one of the pictures for GettingCrapPastTheRadar... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/misty_may_001.jpg well, see the reason why]].why.]]



* In ''ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}: Bloodspell'', the eponymous heroines [[http://blackcanaryfan.blogspot.com/2014/06/black-canary-zatanna-bloodspell-part-3.html need to go undercover in Vegas]], and Zatanna changes Canary's appearance so she can be the lovely assistant. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yU14dykVgUM/U46ILnm5q8I/AAAAAAAAFT4/9YXZQq1ODz4/s1600/BCZpage69.jpg The outfit includes a short black feather skirt with a matching feather boa.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/BlackCanary and ComicBook/{{Zatanna}}: Bloodspell'', the eponymous heroines [[http://blackcanaryfan.blogspot.com/2014/06/black-canary-zatanna-bloodspell-part-3.html need to go undercover in Vegas]], Vegas,]] and Zatanna changes Canary's appearance so she can be the lovely assistant. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yU14dykVgUM/U46ILnm5q8I/AAAAAAAAFT4/9YXZQq1ODz4/s1600/BCZpage69.jpg The outfit includes a short black feather skirt with a matching feather boa.]]
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