Wizard may refer to:

Fictional characters

*Wizard (fantasy) or magician, a person in fantasy or mythology who has studied and practices magic
**Wizard (Oz), a character in L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and its movie adaptations
**Wizards ("Discworld"), major characters in Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" series
**Wizard (Middle-earth), powerful entities from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien
* Wizard (Archie Comics), an Archie Comics character
* Wizard (DC Comics), a DC comics villain and a member of the Injustice Society
* Wizard (Marvel Comics), a Fantastic Four villain who has led a number of Frightful Four teams

Film and television

*"The Wizard" (film), a 1989 American film about a skilled video game player
*"The Wizard" (TV series), a short-lived 1980s CBS television series
*"The Wizard" ("Seinfeld" episode), an episode of the television show "Seinfeld"
*"Wizards" (film), a 1977 animated post-apocalyptic fantasy/science fiction film by Ralph Bakshi
*Mr. Wizard, the stage name of Don Herbert


*Wizard (board game), a 1978 board game released by Metagaming, companion game to Melee
*Wizard (card game), a trick-taking card game
*Wizard (character class), magic-wielding character types in many role-playing games
**Wizard ("Dungeons & Dragons"), the "Dungeons & Dragons" character class
*"Wizard" (computer game), a 1983 Commodore 64 game that was later re-released in 1986 as "Ultimate Wizard"
*"Wizard" (video game), a game designed by Chris Crawford for the Atari 2600 and released in 2005
*"Wizards" (board game), a board game produced in 1982 by Avalon Hill
*Wizards of the Coast or Wizards, a Seattle-based games publisher


*Wizard (band), a German power metal/speed metal band
*Wizzard, a 1970s British glam rock band
*Wizardzz, a noise pop duo featuring Brian Gibson
*The Wizzard or Merlin St. Hilaire, Dominican calypso singer
*"Wizard" (EP), an EP by Beto Vázquez Infinity
*"The Wizard" (Black Sabbath song)
*"The Wizard" (Uriah Heep song)
*"The Wizard", one of the theme tunes of the television show "Top of the Pops"
*"The Wizard", the second track from Albert Ayler's "Spiritual Unity"
*Wizard (record label), an Australian record label created by Robie Porter


*"Wizard" (novel), a science fiction novel by John Varley
*"Wizard" (magazine), a magazine about comic books
*"Wizards" (anthology), an anthology of fantasy short fiction edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois
* "Wizard" (DC Thomson), a British comic that featured Wilson of the Wizard and was merged to "Rover"


*Fort Wayne Wizards, a team in the Midwest League of professional baseball
*Kansas City Wizards, a team in Major League Soccer (Football)
*Washington Wizards, a team in the National Basketball Association


*Wizard (software), a computer user interface that leads a user through dialog steps
*Wizard Robotics, a robotics engineering institute from New Zealand
*Wizard Video, a defunct home video company
*HTC Wizard, a QWERTY-keyboard pocket PC
*Sharp Wizard, a personal organizer released in 1988


*Ozzie Smith, baseball player nicknamed "The Wizard"
*Juan Quarterone, soccer player nicknamed "El Brujo" or "The Wizard"
*Jeff Farmer (footballer), nicknamed "The Wizard"

Other uses

*Grand Wizard and Imperial Wizard, titles in the Ku Klux Klan
*Wizard, a GWR Iron Duke Class steam locomotive

ee also

*"Wizardry", a series of "dungeon crawl" computer games from the 1980s
*"Wizards of Waverly Place", first aired in 2007
*Electric Wizard, a British stoner/doom metal band
*"Pinball Wizard", a song from The Who's rock opera "Tommy"
*Wizard of New Zealand, formerly Ian Brackenbury Channell, orator and eccentric
*Thomas Edison, American inventor nicknamed the "Wizard of Menlo Park"
*Wizard Cup (disambiguation)
*Magician (disambiguation)
*Sorcerer (disambiguation)
*Warlock (disambiguation)
*Witch (disambiguation)
*Wiz (disambiguation)

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