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* Dr. Facilier from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' is this. %% mixed with Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, who was something of a real witch doctor on top of being a horrifying dictator.

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Dr. Facilier from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' is this. %% mixed Facilier, a shady New Orleans occultist who deals in spells, curses and pacts with Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, who was something of a real witch doctor on top of being a horrifying dictator.dangerous spirits.



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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novels play with this. Many traditional witches and wizards ''deliberately'' cultivate an intimidatingly occult image because it's what people expect. Thus, witches wear pointy hats and black dresses and work with exotic herbs and improvised tools of magic, while wizards wear pointy hats and colorful robes, wield staves, and have a lab with occult books, dribbly candles mounted on old human skulls, and [[ApothecaryAlligator a stuffed alligator hanging from the ceiling]]. Much to the chagrin of many younger witches (who act more like stereotypical neo-pagans) and younger wizards (who act more like quantum physics students), the older wizards and witches ''do'' get respect.

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* The Literature/{{Discworld}} novels play with this. this.
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Many traditional witches and wizards ''deliberately'' cultivate an intimidatingly occult image because it's what people expect. Thus, witches wear pointy hats and black dresses and work with exotic herbs and improvised tools of magic, while wizards wear pointy hats and colorful robes, wield staves, and have a lab with occult books, dribbly candles mounted on old human skulls, and [[ApothecaryAlligator a stuffed alligator hanging from the ceiling]]. Much to the chagrin of many younger witches (who act more like stereotypical neo-pagans) and younger wizards (who act more like quantum physics students), the older wizards and witches ''do'' get respect.



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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had once had a witch doctor who is neutral who specializes in exorcising angry spirits.
** He's also GenreSavvy enough to lampshade the fact that he appears to be a normal guy in a suit: "You were expecting a guy with a bone through his nose, right?"

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' had once had a witch doctor who is neutral who specializes in exorcising angry spirits.
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spirits. He's also GenreSavvy enough to lampshade the fact that he appears to be a normal guy in a suit: "You were expecting a guy with a bone through his nose, right?"



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* Mumbo Jumbo and Humba Wumba from ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''. The former (current page image) handled transforming the main characters into various creatures such as termites, alligators and even ''pumpkins'' in the first game. In the sequel, he was actually playable and used different spells to interact with the overworld, while [[MagicalNativeAmerican Humba Wumba]] took over the transformation business.

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'': Mumbo Jumbo and Humba Wumba from ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''.Wumba. The former (current page image) handled transforming the main characters into various creatures such as termites, alligators and even ''pumpkins'' in the first game. In the sequel, he was actually playable and used different spells to interact with the overworld, while [[MagicalNativeAmerican Humba Wumba]] took over the transformation business.



* The [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls]] of the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' games have plenty of Voodoo Witch Doctors, complete with Jamaican accent, mon. They run the gamut from DarkIsNotEvil good guy types like Sen'jin, and monsters like Zalazane.
** Trolls also have the Shadow Hunter, the MagicKnight version of this.
* Houngan, from the ''Clayfighter'' series.

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* The [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Trolls]] of the ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' games have plenty of Voodoo Witch Doctors, complete with Jamaican accent, mon. They run the gamut from DarkIsNotEvil good guy types like Sen'jin, and monsters like Zalazane.
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Zalazane. Trolls also have the Shadow Hunter, the MagicKnight version of this.
* %%* Houngan, from the ''Clayfighter'' series.%%ZCE



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* Zecora the zebra from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is not at all bad, once you realize Pinkie Pie exaggerated just a tad. She's knowledgable in zebra magic and other natural creatures, making her a good source for information that even Twilight's knowledge doesn't feature.

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* Zecora the zebra from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is not at all bad, once you realize Pinkie Pie exaggerated just a tad.despite prejudice and rampant exaggeration on the part of the townsponies who convinced themselves she's an evil pony-eating enchantress. She's knowledgable in zebra magic and other natural creatures, making her a good source for information that even Twilight's knowledge doesn't feature.



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13th Jul '17 2:53:29 PM AHI-3000
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* [[BadassGrandpa Uncle]] from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' specializes in [[KiAttacks Chi spells]].

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* [[BadassGrandpa Uncle]] from ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' is a [[MagicalAsian Chinese witch doctor]] who specializes in [[KiAttacks Chi chi spells]].
29th May '17 2:01:55 PM Gatordragon24
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* Mal'Damba from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' is a sinister-looking witch doctor who fights and heals using his pet cobra and gourds full of venom. His ultimate summons a large snake spirit that scares enemies into fleeing uncontrollably.
25th May '17 10:05:09 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' has two tribes of FantasyCounterpartCulture {{Darkest Africa}}ns with "magical" leaders, both of whom appear to actually be Adepts.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun: The Lost Age'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge'' has two tribes of FantasyCounterpartCulture {{Darkest Africa}}ns with "magical" leaders, both of whom appear to actually be Adepts.
6th May '17 7:45:34 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/ShopHeroes'', Azula is a spirit-guided shaman who has healing among her skills.
11th Feb '17 9:23:58 PM FieryOwl
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* Witch Doctors appear as enemies in ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'''s ''Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt'' DLC. They come in elemental (shock, incendiary, and slag) as well as vampiric and paralyzing variations. They also have the ability to heal themselves, power up other savages, and turn into a tornado to reduce damage taken.
7th Jan '17 5:31:15 PM Luppercus
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* Dr. Mbogo is ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'''s head doctor. When they are forced to call a normal medical doctor they are outraged and scared, like a normal person would react by calling a Witch Doctor of course. In the MadeForTVMovie ''Halloween with the Addams Family'' the already adult Pugsley is studying to become one (with the shamanic attire and all).

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* Dr. Mbogo is ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'''s head witch doctor. When they are forced to call a normal medical doctor physician they are outraged and scared, like a normal person would react by calling a Witch Doctor of course. In the MadeForTVMovie ''Halloween with the Addams Family'' the already adult Pugsley is studying to become one (with the shamanic attire and all).
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* Dr. Mbogo is ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'''s head doctor. When they are forced to call a normal medical doctor they are outraged and scared, like a normal person would react by calling a Witch Doctor of course. In the MadeForTVMovie ''Halloween with the Addams Family'' the already adult Pugsley is studying to become one (with the shamanic attire and all).
4th Oct '16 1:29:52 PM Pinokio
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* In the "Witch Doctor" commercial for ''VideoGame/DrMario'', a Witch Doctor sings part of David Seville/Ross Bagdasarian's "Witch Doctor". After being beaten at ''Dr. Mario'', the Witch Doctor shrinks the head of a man, who remains alive to recount the tale.
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* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'''s Jane Boolittle is based on an African witch doctor, with a mysterious staff, tribal wear, and the ability to talk to animals. While she remembers nothing of her past, she was adopted by Dr. Boolittle, a British scientist exploring her jungle, and was raised by Boolittle and his colleague, [[Literature/TheIslandOfDrMoreau Dr. Moreau]], before coming to the titular school. As such, her personality is less mystical, and more like a junior scientist with an analytical perspective on the high-school way of life.
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