History Main / StageMagician

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.
4th Aug '16 2:24:59 AM jormis29
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* Presto Digitagione of the Creator/{{Pixar}} short ''Presto'' is one of these, but with (presumably) much more talent at real magic since he's created two portals and hid them in his hats.

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* Presto Digitagione of the Creator/{{Pixar}} short ''Presto'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Presto}}'' is one of these, but with (presumably) much more talent at real magic since he's created two portals and hid them in his hats.
31st Jul '16 5:27:13 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} from the {{DCU}} and her deceased father, Zatara. Both are [[MagiciansAreWizards real sorcerers pretending to be stage magicians.]] Zatanna in particular has considerable skill in standard sleight of hand and escape artistry in addition to her authentic mystical abilities, and she has quite a bit of fame and fortune stemming from her traditional performances in theaters and stadiums around the world.

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* ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} from the {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU and her deceased father, Zatara. Both are [[MagiciansAreWizards real sorcerers pretending to be stage magicians.]] Zatanna in particular has considerable skill in standard sleight of hand and escape artistry in addition to her authentic mystical abilities, and she has quite a bit of fame and fortune stemming from her traditional performances in theaters and stadiums around the world.
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.
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