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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Using international based explanations makes various effects seem more credible.


* FailedASpotCheck: There are numerous times where the marks are aware of the show, but fail to recognize Michael.

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* FailedASpotCheck: There As mentioned below under PaperThinDisguise, there are numerous times where the marks are aware of the show, but fail to recognize Michael.Michael (even when he's not wearing a disguise).



* OnceAnEpisode: How often Michael does a TitleDrop.
* PaperThinDisguise: Most of the time Michael will wear the uniform of the location he works at, or some professional outfit to fit the setting, but doesn't attempt to disguise his face. Justified, since [[FailedASpotCheck people who know about the show still don't notice him]]. This has been used less in the later seasons, however.



* PaperThinDisguise: Michael will wear the uniform of the location he works at, or some professional outfit to fit the setting. People still don't notice him, especially if he isn't wearing a Wig or Glasses.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Michael will wear the uniform of the location he works at, or some professional outfit to fit the setting. People still don't notice him, especially if he isn't wearing a Wig or Glasses.TitleDrop: Happens OnceAnEpisode.


Dear fellow magicians and other debunkers, the illusions are performed for the entertainment of the viewer and those who experience the trick. Out of respect to Michael and magicians elsewhere, [[DoingInTheWizard please don't explain how any of the tricks or illusions are done.]]

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Dear To fellow magicians and other debunkers, the illusions are performed for the entertainment of the viewer and those who experience the trick. Out of respect to Michael and magicians elsewhere, [[DoingInTheWizard please don't explain how any of the tricks or illusions are done.]]



* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: [[PlayedWith Played with]], Michael often features animals in his tricks and behave normally for the camera, save for when he intentionally makes the effect seem like it's gone wrong.

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: [[PlayedWith Played with]], Michael often features [[invoked]]NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: While the animals in his Michael's tricks and behave normally for the camera, save for when there are times where he [[InvokedTrope intentionally makes the effect seem like it's gone wrong.wrong]].


* ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]] [[note]] Michael is openly homosexual in real life. [[/note]]

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* [[invoked]] ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]] [[note]] Michael is openly homosexual in real life. [[/note]]

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* DolledUpInstallment: The effects in the show are much like tricks one could see in a normal magic show where the audience knows what is happening is a trick. Manny effects are adaptions of standard magic practices and actual tricks, but they're incorporated into the setting so that they are disguised from being an illusion.

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* IncrediblyObviousBug: For the viewer. When watching the show, the viewer may catch on to the use of the mirrors that hide the cameras that film the actions. Also, in outdoor or settings where the mark moves around a lot, the marks are given a clothing device that is explained to be involved in the situation that Michael is performing in. These articles are used for planting microphones on the mark so we can hear the reaction.


* ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]] [[note]] Michael is openly homosexual. [[/note]]

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* ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]] [[note]] Michael is openly homosexual.homosexual in real life. [[/note]]


* ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedImHomosexualToday the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]]

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* ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedImHomosexualToday [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]]]] [[note]] Michael is openly homosexual. [[/note]]

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* ActingForTwo: When playing the clerk at an art store, he and the figure in a large canvas swap places. Michael then appears in a different costume, playing [[HaveIMentionedImHomosexualToday the boyfriend of the original appearance of Michael.]]

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* CreepyChangingPainting: Michael and a person in a large canvas swap places in one trick.


* InstantTeleportation: There are tricks where Michael will appear one place and then seem to swap places instantly.

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* InstantTeleportation: OffscreenTeleportation: There are tricks where Michael will appear one place and then seem to swap places instantly.


* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: [[PlayedWith]], Michael often features animals in his tricks and behave normally for the camera, save for when he intentionally makes the effect seem like it's gone wrong.

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* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: [[PlayedWith]], [[PlayedWith Played with]], Michael often features animals in his tricks and behave normally for the camera, save for when he intentionally makes the effect seem like it's gone wrong.

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* InstantTeleportation: There are tricks where Michael will appear one place and then seem to swap places instantly.


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* ManipulativeEditing: [[DoingInTheWizard To prevent the secret of the effect being revealed,]] the camera may not show the effect actually happening. Also, the tricks are performed several times during the day and the editors choose which reaction was the best one to show.
* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: [[PlayedWith]], Michael often features animals in his tricks and behave normally for the camera, save for when he intentionally makes the effect seem like it's gone wrong.

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* InternalReveal: Whenever Michael drops the phrase "The Carbonaro Effect", he's in the process of revealing that what just happened was a magic trick. We've always known that he's doing magic, but we never know how.

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* {{Technobabble}}: Yet another way Michael convinces his marks that what he's doing is real.

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