Game: Mortal Kombat

The wizard who officially made, “Your soul is miiiine,” a catchphrase (Amongst nerds like us), Shang Tsung may have become a loser once Liu Kang arrived on the scene, but Shang can do something that no other wizard on this list can do—turn into his enemy. It’s this skill that’s made him the clear cut favorite of ours and also the wizard we’d most want to be like. Sure, as himself, he can only shoot fireballs, but when he’s Sub-Zero, he can shoot ice, and when he’s Johnny Cage, he can do a split and nail you in the nuts. Yep, good old Shang Tsung. He’s the coolest video game wizard ever, by far. Nobody’s messing with him. Nobody!