Tobias Strange in full flow
|Appearances||"Poof! You're Dead"|
|Portrayed by||Gilles Marini|
Tobias Strange, in Castle's own utterance "the Johnny Depp of magic", is a world-class stage magician who pops up in "Poof! You're Dead", originally appearing with an apparent motive for murder, since the victim had been, exclusively, his trick designer, but had recently "defected".
Zalman Drake, was not however, due to his own limitations, a rival to Strange, and he soon convinces both Castle and Beckett of his innocence. Indeed, it is Strange who sets the mystical trap by which the true murderer, Christian Dahl, is provoked into confession.