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List of magicians in fantasy


Fairy tales, myths and legendsEdit

Beguiling of Merlin shows Merlin, the most prominent wizard in British mythology, beguiled by Nimue, a witch from the same legendarium. By Edward Burne-Jones, 1874

Written fictionEdit

Dungeons & DragonsEdit

The role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons by TSR, Inc., later bought out by Wizards of the Coast and then Hasbro, has several settings in which novels have been written. See also Category:Fictional arcane spellcasters (Dungeons & Dragons).

Comics and animationEdit

  • Avatar One of the prophesied twins born in the post apocalyptic movie Wizards. Avatar, the good son, is human and seeks a passive life of non-aggression in order to avoid responsibility for the bloodshed and despair prophesied. He defeats his evil brother Blackwolf, who tries to take over their world machinery gleaned from an old Nazi war reel.
  • Blackwolf The evil twin of Avatar, who uses magic to create Nazi machinery from an old projector and war film. Blackwolf's disastrous attempts to assassinate his brother compel Avatar to marshal forces against Blackwolf, leading to the ultimate confrontation.
  • Babidi, from the Dragon Ball Z series, an extraterrestrial wizard.
  • Doctor Fate is a sorcerer and superhero in stories published by DC Comics.
  • Doctor Strange is a superhero and Sorcerer Supreme appearing in the Marvel Universe.
  • Doctor Doom is a supervillain appearing in the Marvel Universe.
  • Henrot, Necross the Mad, the Flame Jewel Wizard, and Charles X. Claremont are all wizards in the Cerebus universe.
  • Huckleberry Yiucko (his nickname is Huck) is a wise teenage medieval wizard and Daishiko, Maude, Keishin, Hana and the Kinghs's master in the upcoming Dark and Light Elemental Ages from Warlords comics by Marie-Eve April-Dufour.
  • Shazam, the ancient Egyptian wizard who gives Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family their powers.
  • Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia are the main protagonist "wizards" of the manga series Fairy Tail.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series mentions two wizards; one named Lazaar who had slept for centuries until his computer of magic spells was stolen, forcing the title character to retrieve it for him with his famous speed as collateral, and another named Naugus who creates an alternate dimension known as the Void, only to be double-crossed by Robotnik and trapped inside it. Naugus also appears in the comic books based on the cartoon, wherein he was shown to be able to control the elements of wind, fire, water, and earth before being robbed of his intelligence, now wielding a form of shadow magic, allowing him to slip in and out of shadows at will.
  • Tim Hunter, the young wizard in the Books of Magic comic by Neil Gaiman and others.
  • Wizardmon of the Digimon series is one example of the few Wizard-type Digimon.
  • There are at least two wizards in The World of David the Gnome. The first is Tiraland, a mischievous little wizard who could turn rocks into gold. Then he stole all the gold from the king. The second is Pondent do Rey, a human wizard and friend of David's. He lives in the Himalayas, and he has many magic mirrors.
  • Lina Inverse in the anime series Slayers, is a young sorceress. She and many other characters in the fantasy world are able to use magic.
  • Zatanna in the DC Comics universe.
  • Wiccan and Enchantress in the Marvel Comics universe

Television and filmEdit

Video gamesEdit


In some fictional and game settings, wizard or a similar term is the name for a "race" or species, not just an occupational title.

For example:


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