With the Sorcerer Supreme himself swooping magnificently into theaters this weekend, we could think of no better topic for today’s Five by Friday than our favorite fictional magicians, sorcerers, and other wielders of magic. To be included on this list, a character does not necessarily need to do actual magic, but they do need to either consider themselves a magician (either by profession or in actuality) or be indisputably adept with magic.
Once again, we avoided overlap, which means even though some characters share affection from all of us, they only appear on one list.
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5. Daniel Atlas, Now You See Me
4. Miracle Max, The Princess Bride
3. Alfred Borden, The Prestige
2. Robert Angier, The Prestige
1. Jareth, Labyrinth
5. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Marvel Comics
4. Bonnie Bennett, The Vampire Diaries
3. Merlin, Merlin
2. Ginny Weasley, Harry Potter
1. Willow Ufgood, Willow
5. Dorian Pavus, Dragon Age
4. Anya Jenkins, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Hermione Granger, Harry Potter
2. Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings
1. Schmendrick, The Last Unicorn