Posted: 01/06/12 06:34 PM ET Updated: 01/13/12 06:04 PM ET
Whether it's a drama, sitcom, sci-fi series, or even reality TV program, there needs to be some suspension of disbelief when watching your favorite characters on the small screen. Of course, that's particularly true when it comes to wizards, witches, fairies, vampires and their ilk.
One such star, the sarcastic and sassy Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), will wave her magic wand for the last time on Disney Channel's "Wizards Of Waverly Place" this week (Fri., Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. EST). As we watch her poof off our our screens, HuffPost TV takes a look at those 13 (of course) supernatural characters -- past, present and of course, future -- who had our minds boggled with their powers and intelligence.