The Great Pretender

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‘The Great Pretender’ is a master illusionist specialising in levitation, escapology and hypnosis. He visits the field once a year with his marvellous travelling magic show and impresses everyone… though nobody gets the time to really discover who he is beneath all the smoke and sleight of hand. Each year his tricks get more elaborate and amazing and he gets more distant with each performance. Some would say that if you get too close to him you will lose your sense of self, and as everybody knows there is no worse fate for a fellow being to befall. It seems that he does indeed occasionally employ his magic for his own means…he has been seen making perfectly normal creatures come away from time with him, believing that there is something fundamentally wrong with them. He has been seen using his mirror like eyes to reflect what he wants you to see, rather than what is really there….and worst of all he has been heard saying “You see it don’t you?… you feel it don’t you?… I know you feel it, I can see it in your eyes.” when really there is nothing there at all. Can you imagine how foolish he makes you feel for believing his illusions are real?
A cautious and long winding friendship does eventually develop between him and ‘Moltar’, the wise fortune telling mole, and this reveals that he did suffer as a child for his wizadry. His parents believed his magic to have come from an evil source and eventually grew to dislike and distrust him so intently that one day they took him up to the heath and never returned.
So you could learn to forgive him.