List of magicians in fantasy

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Famous magicians in fantasy fiction include the following.

For witches, see List of fictional witches.

Fairy tales, myths and legends[edit]

Merlin, from the British mythology surrounding King Arthur, is an example of a well-known wizard.

Jafar is not the villain in the original Aladdin. Disney borrowed him from the Thief of Bagdad. In the Arabian Nights, the villain, who was not a grand vizier, was called only the African Magician as he was black. In one medieval retelling, he was given the name Moghrabi Suffrah.

Written fiction[edit]

Dungeons & Dragons[edit]

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 animation[edit]

  • 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 whose father Bibidi created the demon known as Majin Buu.
  • 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 protagonists and mages of the manga/anime 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, of The Slayers is a young sorceress and heroine of the series who is extremely powerful. She is able to cast many varied spells with a high degree of proficiency, ease, and power (most take no more than a couple of seconds to cast; many are instant). She specializes in black magic, which is unusual for a protagonist. She also has the unique ability to draw power from the Lord of Nightmares to use spells made from chaos itself. In addition, she has access to a few limited healing and protection spells. Her abilities are significantly more varied than most wizards/sorcerers/mages appearing in fiction.
  • Zatanna in the DC Comics universe.
  • Wiccan and Enchantress in the Marvel Comics universe

Television and film[edit]

Video games[edit]


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: