A magician was someone who purported to make use of magic, either for the entertainment of others or for their own amusement. Types of magicians included warlocks, witches, wizards and sorcerers.

Harry Houdini was a famous magician from Earth. According to Jonathan Archer, he could escape from virtually any restraint, an ability he thought would have been useful when he and T'Pol were captured by Coridanite dissidents in 2151. (ENT: "Shadows of P'Jem")

When Commander Trip Tucker became the victim of an accident and his right arm was cloaked by the Suliban cell ship, he joked he could become a world-class magician. (ENT: "The Communicator")

Dr. Leonard McCoy claimed that he was "not a magician" when asked by Spock to treat his sensitivity to cold in 2267. McCoy had been thus far unable to determine a method of treatment for the accelerated aging he and other crew members were suffering from. (TOS: "The Deadly Years")

In 2367, Doctor Beverly Crusher noted that the way the impostor styling herself as Ardra delivered events such as the illusion of transforming into Fek'lhr made her seem like a magician. When Counselor Deanna Troi noted that "Ardra" had an especially focused mind that was nearly impossible for her to read, Lieutenant commander Geordi La Forge noted that "The best magicians will never let you see what's up their sleeve." (TNG: "Devil's Due")

Dukat called Major Kira Nerys a magician when she beamed off the whole Klingon crew from aboard the Groumall. (DS9: "Return to Grace")

The engineer Kellin informed Captain Benjamin Sisko that he was an engineer, not a magician when he was tasked to find the Houdinis. (DS9: "The Siege of AR-558")

When The Doctor suggested to create friendly holographic starships in space, B'Elanna Torres told him how limited their technology was. The Doctor noted that projecting the illusion of a large, three-dimensional object has been a trick of magicians for centuries. (VOY: "Basics, Part I")

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