Bad Program is the twenty-fourth (eighth on Fox Kids) episode from the animated series, The Magician. It was aired on April 17, 1999 on Fox Kids and also originally in 1997.


In the Magic Express Ace is working with Angel on a hologram device to clone to create a duplicate of himself for his newest show while Cosmo is busy playing an interactive computer game that is an adults-only rated game called Raptor XII and Cosmo isn't even at age 18. When a lightning hits the train, everything shuts down including Angel. As Ace and Cosmo inspects everything they don't realize someone is in the Express.

The person is Lt. Vega and Cosmo that rated AO games (See the rating on ESRB) are strictly for adults. Vega gets a call from Ms. LeSage, but a mysterious character comes on. The mystery character kidnaps LeSage and the mysterious character was Raptor XII along with Senator Dobbs that was also kidnapped and that he was looking for a person name Major. Raptor starts programming more of himself. Ace and Cosmo managed to escaped. But Dobbs is still in trouble.




  • Duc Paparazzo
  • Captain Friedrichs
  • Lieutenant Derek Vega
  • Miss LeSage
  • Senator Dobbs
  • Major
  • Stick


  • Raptor XII

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Heroes: Ace Cooper | Cosmo | Zina | Angel
Allies: Mona Malone | Captain Friedrick | Derek Vega | Duc Paparazzo | D.J. Mikkus | Hotchkiss | Skip Ramsdale | Senator Dobbs | Lieutenant Atika | Barsky | Gus Morland | Nataschia | Nausica | Zelda | Junior | Cyber | Jonathan Surge
Villains: Black Jack | Spade and Diamond | Yago | Sonny Boy | Faceless | Clockwise | Max Malden | Bill Peach | Multi-Flames | Josh Wosh | Rex-1 | Bob Redd | Dr. Cabaliye | Mr. Banks | Crenone | Demonia Deadly | Patrick Schumacher | Ritchie Vilanti | Aldus Teron | Glam | Blaun | Count Hebon | Sally Blade & Bodycount | Jimmy Hagen | Joe Tucker | Zoran Spring | X-Oshi Other: Bud Budiovitch


"Race for Your Life" | "Black Cat" | "Mad Train" | "Cyber" | "Masters of Magic" | "Vega Gate" | "A Model Top Model" | "Croesus Crisis" | "The Prophecy" | "Behind the Orb-Ball" | "What Were You Doing in Electro City When the Lights Went Off?" | "Best Wishes and Happiness" | "The Challenge" | "Golden Voice" | "Planet Electric" | "Stop Clowning Around" | "Stars of the Silver Screen" | "Cold Sweat" | "And They Lived Happily Ever After" | "Twin Brothers" | "Faceless" | "Truth or Consequences" | "Bad Program" | "X-Oshi" | "The Stealth Robber" | "The Paparazzo Affair" | "Multi-Flames" | "Hardbeat" | "Bad Weather for the Magician" | "Junior" | "The Cruise" | "A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" | "No Dice" | "Virtual Fatality" | "The Flight of Prosperity" | "The Chase" | "Professor Cosmo" | "All Against One"


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