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Which is stronger
Magician start in Box 69%  69%  [ 46 ]
Magician start on top of the box 31%  31%  [ 21 ]
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 2:34 pm 
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I personally think its better for the magician to start inside...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:57 am 
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The magician shouldn't start on the box because, Robert Angier made that mistake. (Those who watched the Prestige) You have to be there for the prestige!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:06 pm 
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Good Question!
The magician should definitely go into the box first b/c the people want to see the magician escape not the assistant. Also if the magician has to be let out by his assistant, it lowers the heroic quality. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Out of the box :D


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It looks way more powerful if you start in the box.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:47 pm 
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In the box!!! Duh!!!

Lets not forget the effect of Metamorphisis here people!!

The effect is that the magician has been captured and securely trapped inside a box and often in a lot of other stuff too. The captor stands triumphantly over the box holding the magician, and then shazam!!! The magician's magic frees them and traps their former captor inside the box trapped away powerless against the magician's magic.

Its not an escape, Metamorphisis is a magic effect, and magicians that start on top of the box and then go inside it are screwing up the effect.

A magician going inside the box in Metamorphisis is no different than doing a color change with a spectator's card backwards. Is this your card? Specator says yes. Then the magician changes it to some random card. "Now its not!!!" Its much better to change a random card to the selected card because if you do it the other way, its still magical, but you look kind of stupid, dumb, or strange.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:16 pm 
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thecooltonto wrote:
In the box!!! Duh!!!

Lets not forget the effect of Metamorphisis here people!!

The effect is that the magician has been captured and securely trapped inside a box and often in a lot of other stuff too. The captor stands triumphantly over the box holding the magician, and then shazam!!! The magician's magic frees them and traps their former captor inside the box trapped away powerless against the magician's magic.

Its not an escape, Metamorphisis is a magic effect, and magicians that start on top of the box and then go inside it are screwing up the effect.

A magician going inside the box in Metamorphisis is no different than doing a color change with a spectator's card backwards. Is this your card? Specator says yes. Then the magician changes it to some random card. "Now its not!!!" Its much better to change a random card to the selected card because if you do it the other way, its still magical, but you look kind of stupid, dumb, or strange.


That actually made a lot of sense. In my opinion you should start in the box too.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:20 pm 
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Just to be contrary... I have actually seen it performed a number of times both ways and to me it doesn't really matter. It has never changed or altered the way I view the illusion at all. It's just as strong because either way there is still the instant transformation regardless of who starts where first.


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