In the DC Comics, Zatanna is a superhero who uses magic as her superpower, at times working for the Justice League of America. Daughter of the legendary Zatara, she summons spells by speaking words and sentences backwards.
On Saturday Night Live, Shia LaBeouf plays a fanciful magician. His most famous act is taking your age and subtracting 2. Add 2 again, and you get your real age. Magic!
In Arrested Development, GOB is a longsuffering magician that can never seem to master his “illusions.” His doves die, his sleeves squirt lighter fluid, and his escape acts land him in the hospital. He likes his baggy magician’s garb to blow in the breeze as he dances across the stage to the synth strains of Europe’s “The Final Countdown.”
Burt Wonderstone is a world famous magician with a flamboyant streak. When his fame starts to fade, he’s forced to reckon with the up-and-coming street act of the dark and mysterious Steve Gray.