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TheRaven
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I am having a brain lapse. I am trying to remember a word for a type of magic where the magician makes the audience think he hasn't performed the trick correctly and then ultimately they learn he has fooled them in another way or the trick works out anyway. I think it begins with the letter "P" but for the life of me can't remember. Maybe it begins with PER... or PRE...

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I call this the "magician in trouble plot" but if it has another name I would like to know!
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You may be thinking of Perverse Magic, magic that happens by itself against what the magician pretends he wants to happen.

There's a big discussion of this on the Genii Forum in the General Magic section.
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I'm with Hansel. Either sucker tricks or failureffects (Tommy Wonder, Books of Wonder Vol 1).
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Normally reffered to as a "Sucker Effect", you might be thinking of Patsy, Ploy, Prank, Pretense.

Also could be called: spoof, flimflam, delude, con, bamboozle, swindle, dupe, fleece, hustle, hoax, fraud, 'taken for a ride' ....

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On 2010-02-25 19:16, BrianMillerMagic wrote:
failureffects (Tommy Wonder, Books of Wonder Vol 1).


If you are going to do those type of effects or are interested in them it would help you to read Tommy Wonder's writing on it


It's really challenging to do well and keep the audience on your side
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TheRaven
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Thanks everyone. Yes, "Perverse Magic" is the term I was trying to remember. Thank you Spellbinder for the reference.
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