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Copperfield Uses His Powers for Good, Blaine Uses His for Ratings

4/26/2006 5:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

While David Blaine seems to seek out danger, fellow magician David Copperfield uses everything in his bag of tricks to ward it off.

Blaine is set to undergo another death-defying feat. Beginning May 1, he will live seven days under water, trapped inside a human aquarium. At the end of the week, he will cut off his air supply and try and hold his breath underwater for nine minutes -- which would be a world record. He will re-emerge from the water May 8 in a televised ABC special.

"I'm willing to put my life into it," Blaine told 'EXTRA.' "I don't mind taking a risk."

Over the weekend, Copperfield was able to use his skills -- not to make an airplane disapper, but to avoid being robbed.

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Copperfield and two female assistants were confronted by two armed robbers while walking back to his tour bus in Florida. While one woman forked over $400 and the other was taken for some cash, her cell phone, and plane tickets, Copperfield was able to fool the robbers into thinking his pockets were empty. He was, in fact, carrying his passport, wallet and a cell phone.


"Call it reverse pickpocketing" Copperfield told The Palm Beach Post.

Copperfield was able to use his mystical powers to read the license plate number of the car the robbers escaped in. They were later arrested and charged with armed robbery.

Can a David Blaine/David Copperfield crime-fighting animated series be too far behind?

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