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Drake Stone
Drake Stone
"It's just nice for them to see a genuine icon like me." - Drake Stone about his fans.

Full Name

Drake Stone

Alias

None

Gender

Male

Age

Mid-30s

Ethnicity

British

Allies

Maxim Horvath (formerly), Morgana le Fay

Enemies

Dave Stutler, Balthazar Blake, Maxim Horvath

Abilities

Magic, illusions

Alignment

Evil

Portrayed by

Toby Kebbell

It's just nice for them to see a genuine icon like me.
~ Drake Stone about his fans.
Yeah, I prefer to go more by instinct. You know what feels right.
~ Drake Stone
You're a diamond, mate.
~ Drake Stone disguised as David Stutler.

Drake Stone was a British celebrity illusionist and a minor villain in the 2010 Disney fantasy movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Drake Stone was portrayed by Toby Kebbell.

Biography

Early Life

Drake Stone was an inexperienced wizard that practiced magic, only to bring himself fame and fortune by posing as a stage magician in order to support his lifestyle. When he was 15 years old and without a family, his original mentor and master left him alone for unknown reasons, leaving him with only a copy of the Encantus, which was how he was able to learn sorcery and become a magician with a lot of fame and fortune throughout his entire life, in spite of his "abandonment issues".

Meeting Horvath and Finding the Right Location for The Rising

He was later recruited by Maxim Horvath to help retrieve the Grimhold. When Horvath visited him only to discover that he used his magic purely for becoming an entertainer, he chastised him for wasting such talent. Drake then agreed to lend him his hand for recovering the Grimhold, help freeing Morgana le Fay, and also in preparation for The Rising.

He and Horvath were later seen in Battery Park, where they choose the park as the site of the Rising. Here, Horvath notices that Drake was distracted by his many fans who asked for his autograph. After Drake left them, Horvath stated that they will all be dead soon (presumably, unless willing to be servants of Morganians), much to Drake's dismay. Horvath then told him that they need to wait until Dave Stutler was alone before they dealt with him as he places an enchanted "NYU" magnet on the Charging Bull statue (The magnet appeared earlier on Dave's fridge when he got home and surprisingly saw his old Napoleon Bonaparte school report on the door, attached with the magnet. Afterwards Horvath confronted Dave for the second time ever and he must have later taken the magnet away as evidence used for tracking down Dave.), hinting that Dave would then show up there alone.

Confronting Dave in the Bathroom

At the New York University, Drake entered the men's restroom after Dave and called him the "Prime Merlinean", which Dave did not understand. He proceeded to make fun of Dave and when Dave didn't recognise him (asking if he was in Depeche Mode) he used the Levitation Spell on Dave, then he continued his routine, asking Dave to put on his ring and hit him with his most powerful spell, which failed. Before Drake could finish, Horvath entered the bathroom and interrupted, calling Drake an idiot and asked him to watch the door. Later, Balthazar Blake used the Levitation Spell on Drake to threaten Horvath then threw him against the row of lockers. During Balthazar's fight with Horvath, Drake attempted to fire an Air Blast to send Balthazar into the Hungarian Mirror Trap on the wall mirror, but thanks to Dave's warning Balthazar turned away and the blast sent Horvath into the mirror instead. Balthazar then flicked Drake into one of the stalls (no. 3). Horvath soon got out and woke Drake.

Stealing the Grimhold

Drake and Horvath visited the NYU Administration Reception and retrieved Dave's file using hypnotism on the receptionist, discovering the location of his lab. When Dave left Balthazar in frustration, Drake disguised himself as Dave and entered the lab, trapping Balthazar on a wall of circular wires. Horvath then entered the lab and used the Fog Spell to find The Grimhold hidden by the Invisibility Spell. Balthazar soon broke free and fought back. When Horvath threw 3 daggers at Balthazar, the real Dave entered just in time and levitated them, saving Balthazar's life. Drake and Horvath escaped in their car with The Grimhold while Balthazar, Dave, and Tank the dog chased after them in their car. At the end of the chase, Drake and Horvath crushed Balthazar and Dave's car then get away.

Betrayal and Death

Drake lined up all the satellites used for The Rising and returned to his penthouse building in Manhattan, where he was soon betrayed by Horvath. After telling him about the Parasite Spell, a curse originated in Haiti that "enables one sorcerer to steal the energy from another.", Horvath quickly used the spell on Drake and stole his ring, now imbued with Drake's magic and life energy. Then Horvath attached the ring to his staff and used it to release his new ally Abigail Williams from The Grimhold.

Powers and Abilities

Drake's tricky telekinesis

Drake's tricky telekinesis.

Drake Stone was a tricky-but-not-so-tough sorcerer. Having posted as a stage magician in order to support his lifestyle, he was skilled mainly in the art of illusions or sorcery-based trickery. Because of this, his spells of choice were the Levitation and Disguise Spells. The only known combat spell that he ever had or knew of were magical air-based blasts.

Videogame appearance

Drake Stone the Magician

Drake Stone as seen in the videogame The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

The flamboyant stage magician Drake Stone who appears on a stage as both the master of the Transformation Domain magic in New York City's University District and the second boss of the Nintendo DS videogame adaptation of Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Balthazar Blake was dismayed that they are now facing an evil sorcerer who wasted his talent for fame and fortune, but nevertheless, the sorcerer told Dave what to do. The battle between apprentices then began, but not before Drake revealed that Dave is the Prime Merlinean Horvath spoke of.

The fight was slighty more challenging as the crafty Drake revealed to capable in performing teleportation with magic, conjuring clones of himself, and summon monsters to his side in addition of energy bolts. Fortunately, with Dave also having his own new tricks up his sleeve, the Merlinean apprentice managed to defeat the stage magician. The defeated Drake left confused with how the apprentice able to defeat him, and Horvath showed up and reprimanded him for wasting his talent for “pulling rabbit out of a hat”. As with Sun Lok before, Horvath kills Drake with the Parasite Spell and stole his ring before teleported away. This act left Balthazar wonder on what will Horvath do with both the stolen energy and the magic rings, while Dave expressed his interest with the spell Horvath just used.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The character Drake Stone was based on real-life magician Chris Angel.
  • When met Drake Stone for the first time, Dave Stutler asks if Drake was from Depeche Mode due to the former's look was reminiscent of early looks of Depeche Mode member Martin Gore.
  • In the early draft of the film, Drake Stone was not present, nor even a mention of sorcerer who posed as stage magician similar to him. Instead, his role as third Morganian encountered by Dave and Balthazar whom revealed Dave to be the Prime Merlinean was filled by a presumably centuries year old Egyptian sorcerer named Menmet-Ra. Menmet-Ra was released by Horvath and is sent to deal Merlineans as he opened the next layer that contained Chernabog. Menmet-Ra was eventually killed by Balthazar in the difficult fight, but not before revealing Dave to be Prime Merlinean that made him questioned his training's purpose. Interestingly, the penthouse where Drake stayed in the film was the same one Horvath lives in the early draft of the film.

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