For the book character, see Janet Pluchinsky.
Margo Hanson
Magicians S3 Promo Mystical Keys 09 Margo
Biographical Information
Also known as Bambi (by Eliot)
Queen Margo
The Destroyer
One-Eyed Conqueror
Status Alive
Relatives Prince Fomar (husband)
Physical Information
Gender Female
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Occupation Student (formerly)
High Queen of Fillory
School Brakebills
Discipline Group Physical
Portrayed by Summer Bishil
First Appearance Unauthorized Magic
Last Appearance A Life in the Day

Margo Hanson is one of the Physical Kids and one if the main characters of Syfy's The Magicians. The party animal of the group, Margo seems to be attached at the hip to Eliot. Margo is portrayed as both deeply insecure and surprisingly strong. She is outspoken and sometimes causes controversy, but is also fiercely loyal.


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"There wasn't a blood test to tell me to be High Queen. I chose it, and I have had to fight for every shred of authority. And no offense, but you can't understand because it was handed to you. And now I'm supposed to abandon my kingdom? Those fairy bitches wanna come for my crown, well I'll shove it up their fucking eggholes!"

Margo is a strong, independent woman who is not afraid to speak her mind and a high-spirited magician whose specialty is gossip, competition, and drama. Although at first sight, she may seem superficial, Margo is a keen observer. Margo has shown to be the most rational of the group during stressful situations, often being mistaken for cruel and bitter. The fact is, she tends to be pragmatic, focusing on what needs to be done instead of her emotions, as shown when talking about Alice's death.

She has a strategic approach to solving problems, and is very skilled at this, being characterized by Eliot as a "quick-thinking" individual. Examples such as planning the robbery to a bank and the tracking of the FU fighters, serve to prove this trait. Though as demonstrated in her deals with the Fairies, she does sometimes seek solutions to temporary problems that have permanent consequences.

Realistic but occasionally too harsh, Margo secures her position as High Queen of Fillory and helps keep her best friend-turned-King, Eliot, in check all while upping the wardrobe ante. Smarter than people give her credit for, Margo becomes a force to be reckoned with as she helps the kingdom and faces off against a looming fairy threat.

Magic and AbilitiesEdit


  • Magician: Despite her party animal reputation, Margo is a proficient student magician in her own right. While Margo's discipline is yet to be displayed, Margo is still considered to be a very gifted magician. Margo is able to perform different kinds of magic and spells to varying degrees of success. As she has been grouped with the Physical Kids, her discipline deals with matter and energy. She was able to charm the entirety of the Castle Whitespire staff to perform 'One Day More' from Les Misersbles, as well as adequately perform rudimentary Battle Magic.
    • Telekinesis: As a member of the Physical Kids, Margo is known to possess telekinesis.
    • Battle Magic: Due to the looming threat of The Beast, Margo and the rest of the Physical Kids taught themselves rudimentary Battle Magic with a little help from Kady. As Battle Magic requires years to master, the group took the shortcut to quicken the process by suppressing their emotions in magical flasks.
    • Interdimensional Travel: While in possession of The Button, Margo and the Physical Kids were able to traverse between Fillory, The Neitherlands, and Earth.


  • Gifted Intellect: Margo is able to grasp the full comprehension of magical theory as taught at Brakebills. As is the standard for all Magicians, Margo possesses at least an Above Average level of intelligence that enables her to utilize the concept of magic and apply it in the physical world.
    • Skilled Tactician: Margo has displayed formidable tactical and strategic ingenuity, often using cunning and planning to effectively assess situations and come up with effective strategies, making her by far the best tactician among the Physical Kids. Due to this, Margo was able to formulate a plan to break into a well-guarded bank that employed a Magician-enforced security system with only a minor conflict.
    • Skilled Leader: Margo is an accomplished leader, able to take over and run the kingdom of Fillory in the absence of its High King. She was able to use her diplomacy skills (albeit rather abrasively) to appeal to the Fairy Queen in order to restore the Wellspring. She was also able to lead and loosely mentor Physical lowerclassmen Quentin, Alice, Kady, and the rest of the Physical Kids, even Todd, on the conduct of the school after they were sorted into their Disciplines.
  • Multilingual: Margo, as well as every other Magician, is able to speak and read in a multitude of languages, as it is a basic requirement for spellcasting.


Eliot Waugh: Eliot and Margo are described as inseparable, becoming symbiotic to each other. They met in their first year, as he didn't know anything about her before that time, and Margo describes him as the only person she can stand. During the time they were at Brakebills, Margo and Eliot were seen as party royalty and male chasers. Margo also seemed to prevent Eliot from overdosing on drugs, and keeping him grounded when needed, a trait observable even post-Brakebills time. Eliot, on the other hand, always uplifted Margo's self-esteem, showcased in complimenting her after difficult events as the probability spell or when crowning her. The nickname "Bamby" is an affection shown by him multiple times.

However, when ascending to Fillory's throne, their relationship started straining and eventually started developing rage and bitterness against each other, due to Margo's hard decision to strike a deal with the Fairy Queen. Although the broken relationship, Eliot partially forgave her as she had shown regret.

Quentin Coldwater: Margo has a weak friendship with Quentin. She teases him a lot of the time, so as she does to most people, or even insults him but genuinely cares about Quentin as shown in the speech she did when coronating him [1] or seeming sad right after Alice's supposed death and Quentin's effort to bring her back from niffin state.

Julia Wicker: It might be said that Margo admires her, but it's not a heavily developed relationship. It mostly consists of Margo bashing her for her deal with Martin[2], verbally fighting and helping her with the copy of a book[3] , and praising her "in a sick way"[4]


Eliot to Margo: "I have known what you truly are since the day we met. Long may you reign."

To Quentin: "And I'm sorry too. Not about the sex, I don't really even remember it. Mostly my pardon for fucking up something that was good for you."

To Quentin: "It's the universe deep dicking us. Lay back and try to enjoy it."

To Quentin: "A great way to get what you want is to be so miserable that you don't want it anymore."

To Alice : "I like competition."

To Eliot :"Did he just call me a virgin?"

To Quentin: "I need a free moment to rub one out in a bath before I fucking kill someone."


  • While in the Neitherlands library, the Librarian named Penny, Alice, Eliot and accidentally calls Margo by the name Janet. This is a reference to the name of the character from the book, which Margo is based on.