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The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time  

Lawrence Wong
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List Rules Fictional magicians only. No sorcerers, witches, etc

While there exist plenty of real life famous magicians, there's a limit to things that can be done in real life and that's where the greatest fictional magicians of all time come in. Their magic tricks are sensational, their assistants are incredibly hot women (and Steve Buscemi), and their hair is to die for. These famous fictional magicians and illusionists are the stuff that great magic movies are made of, and all the best fake magicians are here.

Whether you prefer the over-the-top antics of a Magician Called GOB or the come hither tricks of Barney Stinson, there are plenty of movie and TV magicians (as well as others from comics, novels, and even advertising) to satisfy your magic trick needs.

This list of magicians in pop culture is here to crown the ultimate fictional illusionist or magician and name them the best magician that never was. Vote for your favorite fake magician and, if your choice for top illusionist that doesn't exist isn't on the list, make sure to add them so others can obsess over magic shows that exist only in the mind (and screen).

If you're seeking some magical inspiration right now, have a look at the greatest magicians of all time and the best magician movies.

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Mandrake the Magician is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Mandrake the Magician
From the comic strip Mandrake the Magician
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Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
In the video game Kingdom Hearts
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Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
The Scorpion King
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Sid Waterman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Scoop
From Scoop
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Fruit Pie the Magician is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
The Hostess mascot
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Dallben is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
The Chronicles of Prydain
From The Chronicles of Prydain
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Anton Marvelton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Anton Marvelton The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
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Steve Gray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
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Grubbs Grady is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
The Demonata
From Demonata
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Chun the Unavoidable is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Chun the Unavoidable The Dying Earth
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Buck Howard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
AlexanderRay added Buck Howard
The Great Buck Howard
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Rhiatto the Marvelous is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Rhialto the Marvellous Rhialto the Marvellous
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Corky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
AlexanderRay added Corky
Magic
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Karl Allen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Karl Allen Magicians
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Iucounu the Laughing Magician is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Iucounu the Laughing Magician The Dying Earth
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Anton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Day Watch, Night Watch
From the Night Watch novels
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Mazirian the Magician is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Mazirian the Magician Mazirian the Magician
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Rick the Implausible is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Rick the Implausible The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
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Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Magician
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Professor Slocombe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Professor Slocombe The Antipope
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Nathaniel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Nathaniel Bartimaeus Sequence
AKA John Mandrake from The Bartimaeus Trilogy
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Catweazle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fictional Magicians of All Time
Catweazle Catweazle
From Catweazle