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19th Jun '16 10:57:15 AM Timber
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* Several years ago, there was a magician who seemed to be growing in popularity for a while and was known only as the Masked Magician, or something similar. Every year, he would have a television special, preforming death-defying illusions, until one year he finally unmasked himself on television and made it known who he really was.
** You're talking about ''Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed'' (Yes, that's the entire title) that was on Fox from 1997-98. The Masked Magician was revealed to be Val Valentino at the end. He was seen as a threat by many stage magicians at the time for breaking the long-standing taboo of NEVER revealing how to do a trick. Valentino countered with saying that he wanted to reinvigorate children's interest in magic by showing that even the most complex of illusions often had simple tricks to pulling them off as well as allowing the audience to marvel at the magician's showmanship more than trying to wrack their brains figuring out how he did it.
** It's now an ongoing series on the Biography Channel, with (presumably) a different magician behind the mask. For some reason, he ''really'' likes to undo David Blaine's tricks.

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* Several years ago, there was The "Masked Magician," of a magician who seemed to be growing in popularity for a while and was known only as series of specials aired on the Masked Magician, or something similar. Every year, he would have a television special, preforming death-defying illusions, until one year he finally unmasked himself on television and made it known who he really was.
** You're talking about
Fox network from 1997-1998 called ''Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed'' (Yes, that's the entire title) that was on Fox from 1997-98. The Masked Magician was revealed to be Val Valentino at the end. Revealed''. He was seen as a threat by many stage magicians at the time for breaking the long-standing taboo of NEVER never revealing how to do a trick. Valentino countered with saying At the end of the fourth special, he revealed himself to be American stage magician Val Valentino, telling the audience that the reason he broke the taboo was that he wanted to reinvigorate children's interest in magic by showing that even the most complex of illusions often had simple tricks to pulling them off as well as allowing the audience to marvel at the magician's magicians' showmanship more and the performance as a whole rather than focusing on trying to wrack their brains figuring figure out how he did it.
** It's now an ongoing series on
the Biography Channel, tricks were performed.
** The show had a one-episode revival in 2002
with (presumably) a different magician behind Masked Magician whose identity was not revealed, and then got a proper revival from 2008-2009 which featured Valentino reprising the mask. For some reason, he ''really'' likes to undo David Blaine's tricks.role with the original costume.
30th May '16 7:43:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Seinfeld}} star Jason Alexander is also an accomplished magician, among his many talents.

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* {{Seinfeld}} Series/{{Seinfeld}} star Jason Alexander is also an accomplished magician, among his many talents.
11th May '16 9:24:08 AM MJTrooper
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** ''[[VisualNovel/GyakutenSaiban6 Ace Attorney 6]]'' introduces Mimi Nanano, a rookie magician who is working with Trucy.

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** ''[[VisualNovel/GyakutenSaiban6 Ace Attorney 6]]'' ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice Spirit of Justice]]'' introduces Mimi Nanano, a rookie magician who is working with Trucy.
1st May '16 10:48:40 AM res20stupid
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* Film/{{Willow}} is a magician who wants to learn actual magic. [[spoiler: The fact he knows fake magic is actually very important to the climax as he manages to fool the BigBad into thinking he did something impossible.]]
7th Apr '16 8:22:15 AM GoldenDarkness
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* Troupe Gramarye, a troupe of stage magicians play an important part in ''Apollo Justice VisualNovel/AceAttorney'', Apollo's boss/sidekick Trucy is the youngest member and [[spoiler: successor to the troupe's magic.]].

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* Troupe Gramarye, a troupe of stage magicians play an important part in ''Apollo Justice VisualNovel/AceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''. Apollo's boss/sidekick Trucy is the youngest member and [[spoiler: successor to the troupe's magic.]].


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** ''[[VisualNovel/GyakutenSaiban6 Ace Attorney 6]]'' introduces Mimi Nanano, a rookie magician who is working with Trucy.
22nd Mar '16 3:29:34 AM TARINunit9
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', the Pharaoh's magicians (first mentioned in [[Literature/BookOfExodus Exodus]] chapter 7) are re-imagined as this.
15th Mar '16 6:16:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1970s {{ITV}} kids' show ''AceOfWands'' featured a stage magician called Tarot who solved mysteries in his spare time. The show had a magic advisor, but most of the tricks depicted in the show were cheats using video effects.

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* The 1970s {{ITV}} kids' show ''AceOfWands'' ''Series/AceOfWands'' featured a stage magician called Tarot who solved mysteries in his spare time. The show had a magic advisor, but most of the tricks depicted in the show were cheats using video effects.



* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''{{CSI NY}}'' both had episodes with magician suspects. 'Abra Cadaver' on the original and 'Sleight Out Of Hand' with Criss Angel on ''CSI NY''.
* "The Great Montarro" from ''FridayThe13thTheSeries''.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'' and ''{{CSI ''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''.
* "The Great Montarro" from ''FridayThe13thTheSeries''.''Series/FridayThe13thTheSeries''.



* ''ChanduTheMagician'', a 1930s radio series that also got made into a movie serial.

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* ''ChanduTheMagician'', ''Radio/ChanduTheMagician'', a 1930s radio series that also got made into a movie serial.
14th Mar '16 6:10:58 PM SSJMagus
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* Wim Magwit in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse comics.

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* Wim Magwit in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse comics. He's actually a genius inventor, whose signature trick involves a "magic hoop" that's actually a teleportation device (very short-range, but teleportation mostly doesn't exist ''at all'' in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, so it's still impressive).


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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has Xaverri, an ex-girlfriend of Han Solo who plays a major role in a few novels as a stage illusionist. While one would think that in a universe where holograms have been well-established for thousands of years, such illusions would have a hard time impressing people, Xaverri is ''so good'' with her holographic artistry that she can fool ''capital ship grade sensors'', let alone the human eye. This plays a pivotal role in a battle where a rag-tag group of smugglers and pirates defeat a much larger Imperial task force.
1st Feb '16 6:21:21 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* The Rank 4 boss in ''NoMoreHeroes'', Harvey Moisewich Volodarskii, is a professional magician who has a Siegfried/Roy accent and dresses like David Copperfield. He fights Travis at his show, and has a OneHitKill attack where he has his assistants lock Travis into an exploding box.

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* The Rank 4 boss in ''NoMoreHeroes'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'', Harvey Moisewich Volodarskii, is a professional magician who has a Siegfried/Roy accent and dresses like David Copperfield. He fights Travis at his show, and has a OneHitKill attack where he has his assistants lock Travis into an exploding box.
26th Jan '16 5:00:27 AM Adept
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* The main character in ''KaitouSaintTail'' as well as her father.

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* The main character in ''KaitouSaintTail'' ''Manga/KaitouSaintTail'' as well as her father.
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