Friday, March 23, 2012

Top 5 Wizards from TV and Movies

Wizards are all the rage, so in honor of...  Wait, what?  They're not?  But I thought Harry Potter... When?  2007!  Wow, so what is it now, Vampires or something?  Last year?  Okay, what about this year?  What the hell is a Katniss?  No, you know what?  Screw it--top 5 tv/movie wizards.  Done and done.  

5: Oz (The Wizard of Oz) - He may not have been magic, but he was called the Wizard, so he's eligible.  He makes the list for two reasons--cool title (The Great and Powerful Oz) and cool name (Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Normal Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs).  Yup, betcha didn't know that.  He's also the man hiding behind the curtain.

4: Yen Sid - (Fantasia) - Oooh, it's "Disney" spelled backwards...  He is no "pull a rabbit out of a hat" magician; Yen Sid conjures creatures of light from a skull and is able to make tremendous tides recede with a waive of his hand.  He makes this list because he wears a traditional pointy magic hat with starts and the moon on it.  You have to be pretty cool to pull that off.

3: Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) - Gandalf died.  Then he rose from the dead more powerful than ever.  You can be sure that 2,000 years from now, his followers will be knocking on doors asking if you've accepted Gandalf as your personal Lord and Ring bearer.

2: Dr. Orpheus (The Venture Brothers) - This hilarious necromancer is from The Venture Bros. is a secondary character, but gets some of the best lines in the show and steals most scenes he's in.  Just watch the clip.

1: Dumbledore (the Harry Potter series) - Dumbledore is cool because he always knew what was up.  He was  the only character in the Potterverse who you never questioned.  If he did something crazy, you knew it would work out just right.  And sure, he had a blind spot for Harry and his whiny teenage angst, but aside from that, Dumbledore had no faults.  Plus, he was not afraid to say "Voldemort," which is pretty bitchin.'

So really, Orpheus should be 1, but since none of you watch The Venture Bros., I couldn't justify it.  But what do you think--who was left off the list?  Anyone you care to add?  Tim Curry as the Grand Wizard in The Worst Witch, perhaps?  Let me know in the comments below, and don't forget to like us if you like us!


  1. Stopped by you through bloggers. 

    Very Interesting Post.  Enjoyed reading. I watched the Harry Potter series in high definition through my  Sky+ HD Box. They are amazing. 

    Forwarding this post to few of my friends. I am sure they will like these Wizards.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Personally - Great and Powerful Oz as 1 I mean, he is the oldest wizard up there - still popular despite the age of the movie...and Merlin from multiple Arthurian movies (my favorite was Sword in the Stone)  easily in top 5

  3. Yeah, Merlin's a bit of an oversight, I think.

    And in addition to Yen Sid being "Disney" backwards, the Great and Powerful Oz's real initials spell out "OZ PINHEAD."

  4. Somehow, I completely missed that!  Awesome!

  5. The problem with Merlin is, he hasn't been a great character in any movies or TV shows, despite being one of the most famous wizards of all time.  The better shows and movies in which he's appeared tended to focus on Arthur or Lancelot.