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* AsHimself: Creator/ConanOBrien, who has a cameo interviewing Tressler about the Four Horsemen, is listed in the end credits as playing Himself.

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* AsHimself: Creator/ConanOBrien, who has a cameo interviewing Tressler about gets an interview on Creator/ConanOBrien's talk show after the Four Horsemen, is listed in Las Vegas show gains the end credits as playing Himself.Horsemen a lot of brand new publicity.



** In Merritt's interrogation, there's a brief mention of his brother/manager who stole from him when Dylan's going through his career history. Said brother will show up in [[Film/NowYouSeeMe2 the sequel]].

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** In Merritt's interrogation, there's a brief mention of his brother/manager who stole from him when Dylan's going Dylan goes through his career history. At one point, he mentions that Merritt had a good thing going until his brother/manager disappeared with all his hard-earned money, and since then Merritt's a long uphill battle to get back in the spotlight. Said brother brother, Chase, will show up in [[Film/NowYouSeeMe2 the sequel]].



* ComplexityAddiction: The Four Horsemen's plans are insanely overcomplicated, given the simplicity of their true goals. This is part of the idea, though; the motive wasn't just simple robbery, but to make sure the ones being robbed knew who did it and couldn't prove how. Also realistic; many actual stage magicians use tricks that use insanely complicated procedures to produce relatively simple results because no one would believe anyone would go to that much trouble for a simple magic trick.

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* ComplexityAddiction: The Four Horsemen's plans are insanely overcomplicated, given the simplicity of their true goals. This is part of the idea, though; the motive wasn't just simple robbery, but to make sure the ones being robbed knew who did it and couldn't prove how. Also realistic; many actual Which is also in line with stage magicians magicians' M.O.: they use tricks that use insanely complicated procedures to produce relatively simple results because no one would believe anyone would go to that much trouble for a simple magic trick.



** Merritt does a hypnotist act on a couple and uses his mentalist skills to extort some money from the husband.
** Jack offers $100 to anyone who can see how he does his spoon trick, pays up... then makes off with the guy's wallet.

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** Merritt does a hypnotist act on a couple and uses his mentalist skills to extort some money from expose a husband's dirty secrets and then blackmail the husband.
guy into paying him to make his wife forget all about them.
** Jack offers $100 to anyone who can see how he does his spoon trick, pays up... then makes off with the guy's wallet. And wristwatch.



* ShipTease: Danny and Henley, who were apparently involved at one point in the past; Henley got her start as a magician with a job as Danny's assistant. [[spoiler: In their final scene, they ambiguously join hands before hopping on the carousel.]] A couple of the deleted scenes emphasized their connection further, but also leaned more on Danny's awkwardness and emotional unavailability. The sequel [[spoiler: seems to confirm their relationship after the fact given Lula's wording when mentioning Henley leaving and Danny's reaction, but it is never made explicit.]]

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* ShipTease: Danny and Henley, who Henley were apparently involved at one point in the past; Henley got her start as a magician with a job as Danny's assistant. [[spoiler: In their final scene, they ambiguously join hands before hopping on the carousel.]] A couple of the deleted scenes emphasized their connection further, but also leaned more on Danny's awkwardness and emotional unavailability. The sequel [[spoiler: seems to confirm their relationship after the fact given Lula's wording when mentioning Henley leaving and Danny's reaction, but it is never made explicit.]]


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When HypnoFool Evans is mimicking a violin player, agent Cowan asks what this is, upon which Dylan answers: "I think it's Beethoven's Concerto in D-Major."

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: When HypnoFool Evans is mimicking a violin player, agent Cowan asks what this is, upon which Dylan answers: "I think it's Beethoven's Concerto in D-Major."



* GenreBlind: Agent Rhodes continually takes on the Horsemen on like regular criminals and keeps playing into their hands by refusing to think how a magician would. [[spoiler: Or so everyone thinks. Once you've seen the ending twist, the trope is subverted. See ObfuscatingStupidity]].

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* GenreBlind: Agent Rhodes continually takes on the Horsemen on like regular criminals and keeps playing into their hands by refusing to think how a magician would. [[spoiler: Or so everyone thinks. Once you've seen the ending twist, the trope is subverted. See ObfuscatingStupidity]].



* PayEvilUntoEvil: On the one hand, the Eye ''are'' stealing money, and while they don't go out of their way to hurt people, many of their heists ''did'' put innocents at risk, particular [[spoiler:the car chase]], and [[spoiler: the Fifth Horseman is just lashing out at anyone remotely connected to his father's death, regardless of their actual involvement]]. On the other hand, their targets aren't saints themselves, being [[spoiler:the man who destroyed the Fifth Horseman's father's career, the insurance company that refused to pay out on Shrike life insurance, and the safe company whose sub-standard safe making played a role in Shrike's death.]]

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: On the one hand, the Eye ''are'' stealing money, and while they don't go out of their way to hurt people, many of their heists ''did'' put innocents at risk, particular [[spoiler:the car chase]], and [[spoiler: the Fifth Horseman is just lashing out at anyone remotely connected to his father's death, regardless of their actual involvement]]. On the other hand, their targets aren't saints themselves, being [[spoiler:the man who destroyed the Fifth Horseman's father's career, the insurance company that refused to pay out on Shrike Shrike's life insurance, and the safe company whose sub-standard safe making played a role in Shrike's death.]]



** Daniel's opening scene, where the girl picks a card - and Daniel makes it appear in lights on the side of a building.

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** Daniel's opening scene, where the girl picks a card - and Daniel makes it appear in lights on the side of a building.the John Hancock Center.


* ChekhovsGunman: Lionel Shrike. He was mentioned early on by Bradley, but his importance only gets revealed much later in the story.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Lionel ChekhovsGunman:
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Shrike. He was mentioned early on by Bradley, but his importance only gets revealed much later in the story.story.
**In Merritt's interrogation, there's a brief mention of his brother/manager who stole from him when Dylan's going through his career history. Said brother will show up in [[Film/NowYouSeeMe2 the sequel]].


Don't confuse with the magician-centric Disney film, ''Film/NowYouSeeIt''.

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Don't confuse with the magician-centric Disney film, ''Film/NowYouSeeIt''.
''Film/NowYouSeeIt2005''.

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Don't confuse with the magician-centric Disney film, ''Film/NowYouSeeIt''.


''Now You See Me'' is a 2013 thriller-caper film directed by Louis Leterrier starring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/MarkRuffalo, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, Creator/MelanieLaurent, Creator/IslaFisher, Dave Franco, Creator/MichaelCaine and Creator/MorganFreeman.

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''Now You See Me'' is a 2013 thriller-caper film directed by Louis Leterrier starring Creator/JesseEisenberg, Creator/MarkRuffalo, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, Creator/MelanieLaurent, Creator/IslaFisher, Dave Franco, Creator/MichaelCaine Creator/DaveFranco, Creator/MichaelCaine, and Creator/MorganFreeman.

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* PerpWalk: The Four Horsemen (and their bags as per Henley's request) are walked out through the hotel lobby casino by the FBI. Subverted by the fact that they are smiling and nodding to the cheering and applauding fans. They would probably even be waving if they weren't handcuffed.


* LovelyAssistant: Henly used to be this for Daniel until he called her fat and she left and started her own solo act as an EscapeArtist.

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* LovelyAssistant: Henly Henley used to be this for Daniel until he called her fat Daniel, but they parted on bad terms and she left and started to start her own solo act as an EscapeArtist.



* ShipTease: With Danny and Henley, who were apparently involved at one point in the past; Henley actually got her start as a magician with a job as Danny's assistant. [[spoiler: In their final scene, they ambiguously join hands before hopping on the carousel.]]

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* ShipTease: With Danny and Henley, who were apparently involved at one point in the past; Henley actually got her start as a magician with a job as Danny's assistant. [[spoiler: In their final scene, they ambiguously join hands before hopping on the carousel.]]]] A couple of the deleted scenes emphasized their connection further, but also leaned more on Danny's awkwardness and emotional unavailability. The sequel [[spoiler: seems to confirm their relationship after the fact given Lula's wording when mentioning Henley leaving and Danny's reaction, but it is never made explicit.]]


** [[spoiler: Taken to another level in the Spanish dub: "The MAGICIAN is the smartest guy in the room" only that there are two magicians in the room]]

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** [[spoiler: Taken to another level in the Spanish dub: dub. The equivalent line is, "The MAGICIAN is the smartest guy in the room" only that room", and at this moment there are in fact two magicians in the room]]room.]]


* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Jack Wilder's death is faked with the assistance of the other Horsemen.]]

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Jack Wilder's death is faked with the assistance [[DeathFakedForYou assistance]] of the other Horsemen.]]


* FakingTheDead[=/=]DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler:Jack Wilder's death is faked with the assistance of the other Horsemen.]]

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* FakingTheDead[=/=]DeathFakedForYou: FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Jack Wilder's death is faked with the assistance of the other Horsemen.]]


* AnonymousBenefactor: A mysterious benefactor brought the Four Horsemen together and gave them everything they needed. In the end, they find out it's [[spoiler: federal agent Rhodes who was pursuing them for most of the film]].

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* AnonymousBenefactor: A mysterious benefactor brought the Four Horsemen together and gave them everything they needed. In the end, they find out it's [[spoiler: federal agent Agent Rhodes who was pursuing them for most of the film]].



* TrashLanding: When agent Rhodes is chasing Jack Wilder down the garbage disposal shaft, they both land safely on some garbage bags.

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* TrashLanding: When agent Agent Rhodes is chasing Jack Wilder down the garbage disposal shaft, they both land safely on some garbage bags.


'''Daniel:'''Well, I take that as a compliment.\\

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'''Daniel:'''Well, '''Daniel:''' Well, I take that as a compliment.\\



'''Daniel:'''Okay, great. Good. Another compliment.

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'''Daniel:'''Okay, '''Daniel:''' Okay, great. Good. Another compliment.


* ImpossibleThief: The Four Horsemen pull some stunning heists that keep the police dumbfounded. Fortunately, they had Bradley explain them [[UnfoldingPlanMontage how it's done]].

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* ImpossibleThief: The Four Horsemen pull some stunning heists that keep the police dumbfounded. Fortunately, they had Bradley explain them [[UnfoldingPlanMontage how it's done]].


* ColdReading: [[PhonyPsychic Merritt]] guesses Henley's name right on their first encounter only to be exposed by Atlas who notes that the name was written on her coffee cup.



* INeverToldYouMyName: A variation played for laughs. Merritt tries to invoke this trope by guessing Henley's name right on their first encounter only to be exposed by Atlas who notes that the name was written on her coffee cup.

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