The Hungarian Mirror Trap

The Hungarian Mirror Trap

It's been a while since I've seen the Hungarian Mirror Trap.
~ Maxim Horvath about the Hungarian Mirror Trap.

The Hungarian Mirror Trap is an ancient magic spell that traps someone into a mirror. This magical trap, which is one of the most powerful spells ever existed, is used by Balthazar and Horvath in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

This mystical trap spell originated somewhere in the European country of Hungary centuries ago. Many spellcasters, both good and evil, used this spell to trap someone or seal them away something into the reverse world, a pocket dimension behind the mirrors.


The Hungarian Mirror Trap

The Hungarian Mirror Trap

A sorcerer casts the spell onto a mirror they wish to use as a trap, via either touch or a blast of magical energy at the mirror that transforms it. Once cast, mirror will ripple like water if someone/something approaches it. If someone enters or is blasted into one, they will immediately enter the reverse world. Other people can see who is trapped in the reverse world due to the captive's own reflection being visible in mirror or anything that has reflections.

According to Balthazar Blake, the only way for someone to escape was by going back through his/her own reflection in the reverse world.


Balthazar used the Hungarian Mirror Trap on Horvath when he and Drake Stone attacked Dave Stutler. He easily defeated Drake and locked Horvath in the bathroom mirror at the New York University. Horvath later breaks free from the mirror.

Horvath use the Hungarian Mirror Trap this time on Dave and Balthazar, they foiled the trap spell and escaped.



  • The Hungarian Mirror Trap is sometimes called the "Mirror Trap".
  • This type of magic (referred to as mirror magic) the Hungarian Mirror Trap possesses is often sometimes referred to as "vitrimancy".