Top 10 Video Game Wizards

Script Written by Max Lett Strap on your super sweet wizard hat and start casting some epic spells. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Wizards In Video Games. To make it on this list characters can be mages, sorcerers, wizards and whatever else as long as it’s a dude wielding magic. Also, the entries must be actual characters, rather than just a wizard class you can pick. Special thanks to our users Jack Morris and Director22 for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script Written by Max Lett

Top 10 Wizards in Video Games


Strap on your super sweet wizard hat and start casting some epic spells. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Wizards in Video Games.

To make it on this list characters can be mages, sorcerers, wizards and whatever else as long as it’s a dude wielding magic. Also, the entries must be actual characters, rather than just a wizard class you can pick.

#10: Agahnim

“The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” (1992)

Not facing Ganon yet again must be a nice treat for Link. Agahnim is the main Antagonist from A Link to the Past but not unlike Ganon, Agahnim is after the triforce in order to gain unlimited power. He captures Zelda and is hunted down by Link, only to find out, spoilers, that Agahnim is just Ganon but with a different costume. Agahnim is a powerful magician and uses dark arts to manipulate and control others. He can fire off blasts of energy and lightning as offensive magic and can also create clones of himself to confuse Link. If his body is hit directly with the master sword, Link gets a violent electrical shock.

#9: Medivh

“Warcraft” series (1994-)

Okay so he’s done some bad things, but if you’ve ever enjoyed anything Warcraft related, then you’ve basically got Medihv to thank. You see, Medihv was possessed by a demon lord – hardly his fault – who then used him to help open the Dark Portal and essentially kick off all the fun festivities that warcraft is famous for. While he was slain during the first great war, he returns as a mysterious prophet to guide the forces of good during the third war. Apparently he learned his lesson- death will do that to a guy I guess.

#8: Vivi

“Final Fantasy IX” (2000)

Maybe one of the most recognizable Final Fantasy characters, Vivi is a little black mage with big yellow eyes and a floppy wizard’s hat. He was created along with many others of his kind as a weapon for war but when he falls out of a cargo ship, Vivi is found and raised by an old man. When his caretaker dies, Vivi strikes out on his own and befriends the game’s heroes. As the game progresses, Vivi shows himself to be a very capable magician with awesomely powerful abilities.

#7: Donald Duck

“Kingdom Hearts” series (2002-)

Sneaking onto this list with his magical staff, this classic Disney characters uses powerful supernatural abilities and a decidedly serious speech impediment to fight off his enemies. In the world of Kingdom Hearts, Donald Duck is the magician of Disney castle and second hand man to King Mickey. When the events of the game pair him with protagonist Sora, Donald uses his abilities as a sorcerer to aid the player, firing off powerful spells and providing back up help as a healer. Despite his angry outbursts, Donald is a capable ally and friendly companion.

#6: Yennefer of Vengerberg

“The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” (2015)

There are no shortage of sorceresses and witches in The Witcher franchise, and while we are all for the powerful and beautiful Triss Merigold, our pick ultimately went to the one who stole the heart of the Witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia. Yennefer is an exceptionally talented in her craft, evident by the fact she is the youngest member on the Council of Sorceresses, and definitely not to be messed with unless you want to find yourself being flung into through a portal. She tamed the White Wolf and took on the Wild Hunt, what more could you ask for?

#5: Father Balder

“Bayonetta” series (2010-)

The last known surviving member the Lumen Sages, Balder the father of Bayonetta, is extremely powerful both magically, and financially. Being over 600 years old, Balder is the founder and CEO of the Ithavoll Group, a conglomerate so successful their headquarters is a whole city on a Manmade Island. If that wasn’t extreme enough he’s able to use powerful energy blasts, telekinesis and even freeze time, thanks to his possession of one of the Eyes of the World, treasures that are able to summon the God of Creation. Yet Balder isn’t in control of his own destiny, as he was corrupted by absorbing the soul of the evil spirit Loptr, which he did in order to save his daughter, and the world.

#4: Kamek the Magikoopa

"Super Mario" series (1985-)

The Mario bros. have faced crazy mushrooms, walking time bombs and a giant turtle dragon in their journeys to save princess Peach but one villain is more nefarious than them all. Kamek is a magikoopa made his magical debut in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, where he swoops in on his broom every now and then to cause real trouble for Mario. From bringing Bowser back to life in giant form to just generally being a nuisance, Kamek has reappeared throughout the Mario series to aid the villains with his magical powers.

#3: Emil

“Nier” (2010)

When we first meet Emil, he appears as little more than a fragile child. But under his blindfold lies the power to turn anything he sees into stone. At the revelation of his true identity, weapon Number 7, Emil’s character takes a dramatic turn. However, with his newfound powers also comes the crippling shame of his hideous appearance. It is only through his friendship with Kaine and the protagonist that he is able to overcome it and prove himself as a useful ally. Nevertheless, Emil maintains his level-headedness and childish spirit to keep the team together despite their adversities.

#2: Jon Irenicus

“Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn” (2000)

This disgraced Elf is the main antagonist from the second title in the Baldur’s Gate franchise.
Like all evil magicians he wears a ridiculous costume and comes in every now and then to taunt the protagonist. He was kicked out of the super secret elf club for being too power hungry and after not having learned his lesson, kept hungering for more power. He became an extremely powerful sorcerer and has the ability to instantly kill multiple targets. Also, like a lot of evil magicians, he’s into stealing people’s souls and haunting the protagonist’s dreams.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honourable mentions:

Big Hat Logan
“Dark Souls” (2011)

Malkil
“Wizards and Warriors” series (1987-92)

Merlin
“Gauntlet” (2014)

Athos
“Fire Emblem” (2003)

The Wizard
“Trine” (2009)

#1: Shang Tsung

“Mortal Kombat” (1992-)

Ever since his introduction as the main nemesis in the original Mortal Kombat game, Shang Tsung has been scheming behind the scenes to steal people’s souls. In order to keep his youthful good looks, Shang Tsung sucks the life essence out of the fighters he defeats. He uses a blend of supernatural abilities and combat mastery to crush those who stand in his way. Shang Tsung is most commonly seen using fire as his element of choice – but players know him best for his ability to shape shift into any other fighter, making his versatility entirely unmatched.

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