Virtual Fatality is the thirty-fifth (twenty-fourth on Fox Kids) episode from the animated series, The Magician. It was aired on July 30, 1999 on Fox Kids and also originally in 1997.
Ace Cooper's latest performance gives a chance to be part of the Electro City's 200th anniversary celebration. However, something goes wrong in his teleportation trick as he mysteriously disappears. He gets knocked out and kidnapped by two men who takes him away in a van. Cosmo searched and searched but no luck. When Vega comes and tells a replacement audition is taking place, Cosmo looks over the Ring Theater and discovers a man named Jimmy Hagen who somehow starts doing Ace's tricks perfectly.
With Angel's help he learns Hagen is a descendant of one of Electro City's founding family members and has been in and out of the mental hospital. While trying to figure out Hagen's moves, Cosmo and everyone else hears a shocking announcement from: He's quitting magic. Cosmo discovers the message was not really from but nobody believes him except for Mona. He then notices the same vehicle after Ace's disappearance. Cosmo then stows away in the van which takes directly to Hagen's home.
There, Cosmo found the truth about Hagen: he is using virtual reality to steal Ace's magical secrets. Hagen discovers Cosmo and Cosmo goes running for his life. He was almost killed from a cliff. Cosmo returns with Angel in the Magic Express and gets Ace out of the virtual world with Raptor XII's clones shorting Hagen's machine. Ace and company race to Keaton Park to deliver a large surprise. Jimmy Hagen is ready to perform at the celebration when he is surprised to find Ace Cooper in the other box. The two started fighting but Hagen stuns Ace and takes Mona hostage.
- Duc Paparazzo
- Captain Friedrich
- Lieutenant Derek Vega
- Mona Malone
- Senator Dobbs
- Jimmy Hagen
- Raptor XII (clones)