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20th Nov '16 8:03:52 PM Prfnoff
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You know them: they wear [[TuxedoAndMartini tuxedoes]], top hats, swishing satin capes, and fine white gloves. They flourish black batons with white tips, and brandish decks of cards, metal rings, rubber balls, paper cups and silk handkerchiefs. Their favorite words are "Abracadabra", "Hocus Pocus", "Presto (change-o)", "Voila", and "Alakazam!"

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You know them: they wear [[TuxedoAndMartini tuxedoes]], top hats, swishing satin capes, and fine white gloves. They flourish black batons with white tips, and brandish decks of cards, metal rings, rubber balls, paper cups and silk handkerchiefs. Their favorite words are "Abracadabra", "Hocus Pocus", "Presto (change-o)", "Voila", "Now you see it--now you don't" and "Alakazam!"
30th Oct '16 1:14:31 AM ZombieAladdin
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* Lemmy Koopa in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash''. His magic wand can produce genuine magic, but for the stuff his wand cannot do, he's crafted sleight-of-hand tricks to compensate. As he is an illusionist and Mario [[FightLikeACardPlayer fights using a deck of cards]] in this game, Lemmy is the only major boss able to directly influence and manipulate Mario's cards.
9th Oct '16 9:04:34 PM merotoker
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* August 7 from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a former professional stage magician before becoming a straight-up [[RealityWarper reality warping]] Contractor and [=MI6=] operative. Humorously, and ''[[BlessedWithSuck cruelly]]'' given his past profession, the price for using his power is to give away the secrets of every magic trick he knows.

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* August 7 from ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' was a former professional stage magician before becoming a straight-up [[RealityWarper reality warping]] {{reality warp|er}}ing Contractor and [=MI6=] operative. Humorously, and ''[[BlessedWithSuck cruelly]]'' given his past profession, the price for using his power is to give away the secrets of every magic trick he knows.



* One of the Characters of the Week of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime was a (rather pathetic) stage magician named Melvin. One of the movies had another, more competant one named Butler.

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* One of the Characters of the Week of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime was a (rather pathetic) stage magician named Melvin. One of the movies had another, more competant competent one named Butler.



* One arc in ''{{Spawn}}'' had the title character encounter and work alongside Houdini, who is revealed to be an actual dimension-travelling mage using his show as a cover. Houdini teaches Spawn a few tricks about what his suit can do.

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* One arc in ''{{Spawn}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'' had the title character encounter and work alongside Houdini, who is revealed to be an actual dimension-travelling mage using his show as a cover. Houdini teaches Spawn a few tricks about what his suit can do.



* Manny the praying mantis on ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is the magician on a bug circus. His LovelyAssistant is Gypsy, a gypsy moth.

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* Manny the praying mantis on in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is the magician on a bug circus. His LovelyAssistant is Gypsy, a gypsy moth.



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' both had episodes with magician suspects. 'Abra Cadaver' on the original and 'Sleight Out Of Hand' with Criss Angel on ''CSI NY''.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' both had episodes with magician suspects. 'Abra Cadaver' on the original and 'Sleight Out Of Hand' with Criss Angel on ''CSI ''CSI: NY''.



* The patient in the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "You Don't Want to Know" is a stage magician.
** The same actor was the murderer of the week in ''Series/{{Monk}}'' also as a magician
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Barney frequently uses magic to try to impress girls, and has vintage magic posters in his apartment. In real life NeilPatrickHarris is president of the Magic Circle, and an accomplished magician.

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* The patient in the ''Series/{{House}}'' episode "You Don't Want to Know" is a stage magician.
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magician. The same actor was the murderer of the week in ''Series/{{Monk}}'' also as a magician
* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Barney frequently uses magic to try to impress girls, and has vintage magic posters in his apartment. In real life NeilPatrickHarris Creator/NeilPatrickHarris is president of the Magic Circle, and an accomplished magician.



* Several characters in ''MutantsAndMasterminds''' ''FreedomCity'' setting sport this as their profession, including yet another example of an "Abra-cadaver". All have real magic in addition to their stage magic.

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* Several characters in ''MutantsAndMasterminds''' ''FreedomCity'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''' ''TabletopGame/FreedomCity'' setting sport this as their profession, including yet another example of an "Abra-cadaver". All have real magic in addition to their stage magic.



* One of VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s [[MegaManning powers]] in ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror''. His moves include releasing doves, card-throwing and releasing a jack-in-the-box.
* This is how Magic Man of ''VideoGame/MegaMan and Bass'' is designed; he's set in a carnival, he looks like a stage magician crossed with a deck of cards, and he uses attacks that involve throwing cards or releasing birds (naturally, given the series, the protagonists can [[MegaManning copy the card throw]].)

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* One of VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'s [[MegaManning powers]] Franchise/{{Kirby}}'s {{power|Copying}}s in ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror''.''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''. His moves include releasing doves, card-throwing and releasing a jack-in-the-box.
* This is how Magic Man of ''VideoGame/MegaMan and Bass'' ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' is designed; he's set in a carnival, he looks like a stage magician crossed with a deck of cards, and he uses attacks that involve throwing cards or releasing birds (naturally, given the series, the protagonists can [[MegaManning [[PowerCopying copy the card throw]].)



* One of the two OriginalGeneration protagonists of ''VideoGame/SuperHeroineChronicle'', Noel Kazamatsuri, calls herself as a "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment magical magician]]".
* ''The Magic Show'' is all about a [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin}} magic show]] performed by the main character, who can be male or female.

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* One of the two OriginalGeneration protagonists of ''VideoGame/SuperHeroineChronicle'', Noel Kazamatsuri, calls herself as a "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment magical magician]]".
* ''The Magic Show'' is all about a [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin}} [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin magic show]] performed by the main character, who can be male or female.



* An arc of ''TheWotch'' featured a character who "cheated" by using real magic. He said he was actually helping true stage magicians by reinforcing the myth.

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* An arc of ''TheWotch'' ''WebComic/TheWotch'' featured a character who "cheated" by using real magic. He said he was actually helping true stage magicians by reinforcing the myth.



* One ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' cutaway had Peter performing magic on stage for the blind, in his usual outfit, but with a top hat and black cape.

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* One ''WesternAnimation/{{Family Guy}}'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway had Peter performing magic on stage for the blind, in his usual outfit, but with a top hat and black cape.



** Real life magic shows for the blind have been performed, Peter was actually ahead of his time.

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** Real life magic shows for the blind have been performed, performed; Peter was actually ahead of his time.



* MickeyMouse played one in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Magician Mickey''. He gets heckled by DonaldDuck and HilarityEnsues when Mickey starts performing [[MagiciansAreWizards ever more implausible tricks]] at Don's expense.

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* MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse played one in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Magician Mickey''. "Magician Mickey". He gets heckled by DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and HilarityEnsues when Mickey starts performing [[MagiciansAreWizards ever more implausible tricks]] at Don's expense.



* Several real life magicians have appeared on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', including Creator/PennAndTeller multiple times. Fictional magicians have also appeared, most notably Gunter and Ernst, {{expies}} for Seigfreid and Roy (who wound up getting [[FunnyAneurysmMoment mauled by a tiger on the show]] before it happened to the real-life duo).
** Both Bart and Lisa have pursued Magic as a hobby on the show.

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* Several real life magicians have appeared on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', including Creator/PennAndTeller multiple times. Fictional magicians have also appeared, most notably Gunter and Ernst, {{expies}} {{exp|y}}ies for Seigfreid and Roy (who wound up getting [[FunnyAneurysmMoment mauled by a tiger on the show]] before it happened to the real-life duo).
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duo). Both Bart and Lisa have also pursued Magic magic as a hobby on the show.



* Creator/TexAvery's MGM short ''Magical Maestro'' has Mysto the Magician getting snubbed by opera singer Poochini, and gaining his revenge by casting a series of humiliating spells as the latter performs.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tangles with magician Ala Bahma in the early Creator/ChuckJones short ''Case of the Missing Hare''.

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* Creator/TexAvery's MGM short ''Magical Maestro'' "Magical Maestro" has Mysto the Magician getting snubbed by opera singer Poochini, and gaining his revenge by casting a series of humiliating spells as the latter performs.
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny tangles with magician Ala Bahma in the early Creator/ChuckJones short ''Case "Case of the Missing Hare''.Hare".



* Series/{{Seinfeld}} star Jason Alexander is also an accomplished magician, among his many talents.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Maskelyne Jasper Maskelyne]] claimed to have used stage magic as ''warfare'' during WorldWarII. He disguised [[RedHerring jeeps as tanks]] and [[AWolfInSheepsClothing tanks as trucks]]. He faked entire armies and navies. He faked an '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bertram invasion]]'''. He could in fact be considered a key man behind Allied victory - As the war dragged on, the Allies realized that they would eventually lose Alexandria and the Suez Canal to German bombers, [[InstantWinCondition cutting off their oil supplies]]. '''''Maskelyne created a fake (night-lit)Alexandria three miles off-target and [[BlindedByTheLight masked the canal itself with a wheel of spinning light nine miles wide]].'''''

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* Series/{{Seinfeld}} ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' star Jason Alexander Creator/JasonAlexander is also an accomplished magician, among his many talents.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jasper_Maskelyne Jasper Maskelyne]] claimed to have used stage magic as ''warfare'' during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. He disguised [[RedHerring jeeps as tanks]] and [[AWolfInSheepsClothing tanks as trucks]]. He faked entire armies and navies. He faked an '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bertram invasion]]'''. He could in fact be considered a key man behind Allied victory - As the war dragged on, the Allies realized that they would eventually lose Alexandria and the Suez Canal to German bombers, [[InstantWinCondition cutting off their oil supplies]]. '''''Maskelyne created a fake (night-lit)Alexandria three miles off-target and [[BlindedByTheLight masked the canal itself with a wheel of spinning light nine miles wide]].'''''



* You also have the Pendragons formerly an husband and wife team who called their work "physical grand illusion".
** There was an incident where Arthur Pendragon was severely injured during a rehearsal. An arrow that wasn't suppose to actually fired did and pierced him.

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* You also have the Pendragons formerly an a husband and wife team who called their work "physical grand illusion".
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illusion". There was an incident where Arthur Pendragon was severely injured during a rehearsal. An arrow that wasn't suppose to actually fired fire did and pierced him.
9th Oct '16 12:09:48 PM nombretomado
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* MickeyMouse played one in the ClassicDisneyShort ''Magician Mickey''. He gets heckled by DonaldDuck and HilarityEnsues when Mickey starts performing [[MagiciansAreWizards ever more implausible tricks]] at Don's expense.

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* MickeyMouse played one in the ClassicDisneyShort WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Magician Mickey''. He gets heckled by DonaldDuck and HilarityEnsues when Mickey starts performing [[MagiciansAreWizards ever more implausible tricks]] at Don's expense.
1st Oct '16 2:29:15 AM Morgenthaler
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Using their nimble fingers, hidden devices and deliberate misdirection, they can PullARabbitOutOfMyHat, pull a dove from their sleeve, SawAWomanInHalf, and hypnotize hapless audience members or even [[DisappearingBox make them disappear]]! Sometimes they're also escape artists, able to get out of handcuffs and straitjackets and still find out what your card was. Some of them [[MagicianDetective solve crimes in their spare time]]. And maybe, just ''maybe'', some of them can do ''[[MagiciansAreWizards real magic]]''.

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Using their nimble fingers, hidden devices and deliberate misdirection, they can PullARabbitOutOfMyHat, pull a dove from their sleeve, SawAWomanInHalf, and hypnotize hapless audience members or even [[DisappearingBox make them disappear]]! Sometimes they're also escape artists, able to get out of handcuffs and straitjackets and still find out what your card was. Some of them [[MagicianDetective solve crimes in their spare time]]. And maybe, just ''maybe'', some of them can do ''[[MagiciansAreWizards real magic]]''.
magic]]''. Or, conversely, they simply [[FakeWizardry use their stage tricks to fake it]].
14th Sep '16 5:50:16 PM finalsurvivor1
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** ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit of Justice]]'' introduces Mimi Nanano, a rookie magician who is working with Trucy.

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** ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit of Justice]]'' introduces Mimi Nanano, Bonny de Famme, a rookie magician who is working with Trucy.Trucy. [[spoiler:There's actually two of her; Bonny and her twin sister Betty]]. In addition, Trucy found an older member of Troupe Gramarye, Mr. Reus, to work with her as well. [[spoiler:Once again, there is actually two of him, though it's much darker - Trucy knew the second Mr. Reus, Manov Mistree, while the first, Roger Retinz, manipulated Trucy's show and killed his successor to ruin Trucy's life]].
3rd Sep '16 10:28:50 PM eroock
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode 'Jurassic Bark' featured Bender practising stage magic. He attempts to saw Zoidberg in half, but Zoidberg exposes the trick.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode 'Jurassic Bark' "[[Recap/FuturamaS4E7JurassicBark Jurassic Bark]]" featured Bender practising practicing stage magic. He attempts to [[SawAWomanInHalf saw Zoidberg in half, half]], but Zoidberg exposes the trick.
22nd Aug '16 6:34:58 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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Of course, ''real'' illusionists usually don't fit ''any'' the stereotypes listed above, but since the magic community is, by nature, sorta close-knit, this is far from being a DiscreditedTrope.

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Of course, ''real'' illusionists usually don't fit ''any'' of the stereotypes listed above, but since the magic community is, by nature, sorta close-knit, this is far from being a DiscreditedTrope.
19th Aug '16 10:08:39 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': In "Now You See Me, Now You Don't", Banacek investigates when an amateur stage magician literally disappears during the middle of his vanishing act.
13th Aug '16 7:31:41 AM ReaderAt2046
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* Trixie Lulamoon from ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse''. Also her grandfather, Quartermoon the Magnificent.
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