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10th Jan '18 9:39:48 PM merotoker
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* One of main characters in ''Film/TerrorTrain'', played by David Copperfield.

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* One of the main characters in ''Film/TerrorTrain'', played by David Copperfield.






* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat wear top hats and use wands to do magic tricks onstage in Episode 5. Kaeloo manages to pull a bouquet of flowers from a hat and pull out a bunch of multicolored handkerchiefs as well. Stumpy's act fails because he didn't have any tricks and thought magic was real. [[AxCrazy Mr. Cat]]'s act consists of using [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack the indestructible duck]] as an assistant and [[SawAWomanInHalf sawing him in half]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain for real.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat wear top hats and use wands to do magic tricks onstage in Episode 5. Kaeloo manages to pull a bouquet of flowers from a hat and pull out a bunch of multicolored handkerchiefs as well. Stumpy's act fails because he didn't have any tricks and thought magic was real. [[AxCrazy Mr. Cat]]'s act consists of using [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability Quack Quack the indestructible duck]] as an assistant and [[SawAWomanInHalf sawing him in half]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain for real.]]
3rd Jan '18 6:13:57 AM sampacm
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* Yoshino Shimazu, from ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'', appears in the doujin FightingGame ''[[VideoGame/{{Maribato}} Maribato!]]'' as a playable character: Aside of using a wooden sword as her main weapon, Yoshino also relies on tricks to fight: When performing, her wooden sword temporarily transforms into a black staff with a white tip, she can [[PullARabbitOutOfMyHat summon birds from her top hat]] to damage airborne opponents, and her throw has he stuffing her opponent into a trick cannon, and [[HumanCannonball fire her up into the sky]].
21st Dec '17 6:21:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Creator/DerrenBrown uses misdirection to exploit and explore facets of human psychology that make us vulnerable to deception. He often explains how he does his tricks as well to demonstrate that these flaws are natural and not as easy to overcome as we may think even if we consider ourselves GenreSavvy.

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* Creator/DerrenBrown uses misdirection to exploit and explore facets of human psychology that make us vulnerable to deception. He often explains how he does his tricks as well to demonstrate that these flaws are natural and not as easy to overcome as we may think even if we consider ourselves GenreSavvy.think.
15th Dec '17 2:05:59 PM Jeduthun
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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]]''. Or, conversely, they simply [[FakeWizardry use their stage tricks to fake it]].

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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]]''. Or, conversely, they simply [[FakeWizardry use their stage tricks to fake it]].
it]]. [[SecretKeeper A magician never tells]], but then [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane that's all part of the mystique]].
1st Oct '17 5:59:18 PM MajinAkuma
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* Kaitou Kid from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' (as well as suspects or victims in various episodes).

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* Kaitou Kid from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' (as well as suspects or victims in various episodes). Specifically, Kid is a magicican thief, using his tricks to steal objects and deceive people.



* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Arkana was a famous magician in the past, but lost his career after a botched trick ruined his face. His Dark Magician deck also features a lot of cards that resemble standard magician tricks.
** ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has this as a running theme. Yuya's dad was a professional entertainment duelist with a magician theme. We once see him use a Spell Card to misdirect a man who had captured a woman, and was able to rescue her. Also, his ace is a stage magician stylized to reflect playing cards and linking rings. Dennis Macfield also uses a stage magician as his ace.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Arkana ''Manga/YuGiOh'':
** While the Black/[[DubNameChange Dark]] Magician plays the MagiciansAreWizards trope straight, many of his support cards invoke a stage magician imagery.
** Pandora/[[DubNameChange Arkana]]
was a famous magician in the past, but lost his career after a botched trick ruined his face. His Dark Magician deck also features a lot of cards that resemble standard magician tricks.
** * ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' has this as a running theme. Yuya's dad was dad, Yusyo, is a professional entertainment duelist Entertainment Duelist with a magician theme. We once see him use a Spell Card to misdirect a man who had captured a woman, and was able to rescue her. Also, his ace is a stage magician stylized to reflect playing cards and linking rings. Other support cards involving his Sky Magician keep the theme. Dennis Macfield also uses a stage magician, Entermage Trapeze Magician, as his ace due to Yusyo's influence.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Hisoka is more of a
magician than he is a clown, with cards as his ace.favored WeaponOfChoice. He likes to use some kind of twisted magic tricks in his fights to confuse his opponents and to make his fight a spectacle show.
4th Sep '17 5:12:44 PM TheCuza
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* On ''Series/CornerGas'', Hank's talent show act was supposed to be this, but due to his watch displaying the wrong date, he ended up stuck at the talent show with no props, forcing him to mime his act and describe what ''would'' have happened had the props been there. [[spoiler:He won. All the other acts were just that bad]].
23rd Aug '17 2:44:30 AM PaulA
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* Mercedes Lackey's Literature/ElementalMasters novel ''Reserved for the Cat'' featured a Fire Master (i.e., a mage) who spent his career being a very good stage magician. He did occasionally use 'real magic' in his performances. Also in the series, the book ''Steadfast'' had an Air Magician who was also a stage magician and used Air Elementals to help him in his act.

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* Mercedes Lackey's Literature/ElementalMasters novel ''Reserved for the Cat'' featured novels:
** ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'' features
a Fire Master (i.e., a mage) who spent spends his career being a very good stage magician. He did does occasionally use 'real magic' in his performances. Also in the series, the book ''Steadfast'' had performances.
** ''Literature/{{Steadfast}}'' has
an Air Magician who was is also a stage magician and used uses Air Elementals to help him in his act.
14th Aug '17 7:27:59 PM KACofNN
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7th Jun '17 9:34:04 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Both Kaeloo and Stumpy wear top hats and use wands to do magic tricks onstage in Episode 5. Kaeloo ,anages to pull a bouquet of flowers from a hat and pull out a bunch of multicolored handkerchiefs as well. Stumpy's act fails because he didn't have any tricks and thought magic was real.
* Ace Cooper from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagician'' is one. However, he's also fits MagiciansAreWizards

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Both Kaeloo and Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat wear top hats and use wands to do magic tricks onstage in Episode 5. Kaeloo ,anages manages to pull a bouquet of flowers from a hat and pull out a bunch of multicolored handkerchiefs as well. Stumpy's act fails because he didn't have any tricks and thought magic was real.
real. [[AxCrazy Mr. Cat]]'s act consists of using [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack the indestructible duck]] as an assistant and [[SawAWomanInHalf sawing him in half]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain for real.]]
* Ace Cooper from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagician'' is one. However, he's he also fits MagiciansAreWizards
31st May '17 5:14:30 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Both Kaeloo and Stumpy wear top hats and use wands to do magic tricks onstage in Episode 5. Kaeloo ,anages to pull a bouquet of flowers from a hat and pull out a bunch of multicolored handkerchiefs as well. Stumpy's act fails because he didn't have any tricks and thought magic was real.
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