Avada KeRanka!

Okay..that was a stretch. The point is that magic is pretty awesome and all of us wish we could wake up one day and receive a letter from Hogwarts. Since that won’t likely happen (..yet) the folks at Ranked do the next best thing! Join Tuong La and magical beings Justin Godelie, Shannon Godelie, and Dan Foerster as we gather around our crystal balls to conjure up the Top 5 Wizards across all fiction!

Ground Rules

  • All types of magical beings count ie: Wizards, Witches, Druids, Warlocks, etc.
  • Don’t have to be human
  • The “best wizard” is not judging just how powerful in magic that wizard is
  • Magicians don’t count ie: Chris Angel doesn’t count. Fuck that guy.

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Matilda

4. Merlin

3. Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)

2. Dumbledore (Harry Potter)

1. Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)

Tuong’s List

  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Dr.Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
  • Merlin
  • Elphaba (Wicked Musical)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Jafar (Aladdin)
  • Vivi (Final Fantasy)
  • Jaina Proudmore (Warcraft)
  • Gul’Dan (Warcraft)
  • Shang Tsung (Mortal Kombat)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Babidi (Dragonball Z)
  • Bayonetta
  • Matilda
  • Malfurion (Warcraft)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Comics)
  • Loki (Marvel Comics)
  • Raven (DC Comics)
  • Dr. Fate (DC Comics)
  • Shazam (DC Comics)
  • Wizard White Beard (Where’s Waldo)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
  • Kel’Thuzad (Warcraft)
  • Rafiki (Lion King)
  • Patty and Selma (Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors)

Justin’s List

  • Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)
  • Merlin
  • Mickey Mouse (Fantastia)
  • Nicolas Flamel (Harry Potter)
  • Jadis the White Witch (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Tim the Enchanter (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
  • Crimson King (Dark Tower)
  • The Washington Wizards (NBA)



Dan’s List

  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Skeletor (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe)
  • Grand High Witch (The Witches)
  • Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • The Necromancer (Diablo)
  • Willow Rosenburg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Ursula (Little Mermaid)
  • Hermione (Harry Potter)


Shannon’s List

  • Winifre Sanderson (Hocus Pocus)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Matilda
  • Glinda the Good Witch (Wizard of Oz)
  • Three Witches (Macbeth)
  • The Fairy Godmothers (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Aggie (Halloweentown)


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