Originally posted by MakinU1der:
How do you make this character seem powerful with magic and not look cheesy.
Hopefully no one will take this the wrong way, but magicians are almost universally perceived as cheesy. Just take a look at the brilliant (but cancelled) Fox show "Arrested Development". One of the main characters is a magician who embodies EVERY stereotype of the cheesy magician. THAT'S the public's perception of magic in general. That's why we're so easy to spoof. We must constantly fight against and rise above this stereotype to change people's perceptions, one person at a time.
Add the cheese factor to that of WWE? Perhaps a sign of the apocalypse...