History Film / Wishmaster

28th Jun '17 9:25:41 PM Stellarvore
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* ForTheEvulz: Sure, the Djinn could very easily just grant wishes as straightforward as he can and ''then'' collect the souls he needs, but it's clear that he just gets a kick out of twisting wishes in the most grisly ways he can think of.
5th Jun '17 8:15:08 PM Stellarvore
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--> '''Djinn:''' You wish to know what I am? To you, I am this: The cry of the abandoned child. The whimper of the whipped beast. I am the face that stares back at you from the shadows of your mirror. The hollowness at the heart of all your hopes, Alexandra. I AM DESPAIR.



--> "In the old writings the Djinn is everything we've ever feared. An utterly inhuman race of beings that mean us harm. Older than our oldest history, more powerful than our worst imaginings, and driven by an ancient and endless malevolence."

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--> "In '''Wendy:''' In the old writings the Djinn is everything we've ever feared. An utterly inhuman race of beings that mean us harm. Older than our oldest history, more powerful than our worst imaginings, and driven by an ancient and endless malevolence."



* {{Gorn}}

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* {{Gorn}}{{Gorn}}: So, so much of it ...
30th May '17 1:47:17 PM Stellarvore
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* SophisticatedAsHell: The ancient Djinn is, for all his complexity, rather well-versed in modern-day slang and profanity. Demonstrated in the climax of the first film when he shows Alexandra his "new addition" to Beaumont's gallery.
--> '''Djinn:''' Rather a good likeness, don't you think? I especially relish ... the 'trapped-animal' look in the eyes.\\
'''Alex:''' You vicious son of a BITCH!\\
'''Djinn:''' You don't approve? Alright then. [[PrecisionFStrike FUCK IT]]! You know what I say? If you can't beat them, burn them ... baby.
27th Mar '17 12:29:50 AM CL
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* DeathByMaterialism: When the Djinn visits Alexandra's boss to get her address, the latter gets a bit too greedy when he sees the possibilities. He wishes for a million dollars, so the Djinn blows up a passenger plane with the guy's mother onboard so he can get the life insurance, then later drags him to hell.

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* DeathByMaterialism: When the Djinn visits Alexandra's boss to get her address, the latter gets a bit too greedy when he sees the possibilities. He wishes for a million dollars, so the Djinn blows up a passenger plane with the guy's mother onboard on board so he can get the life insurance, then later drags him to hell.



* FacialHorror: The Djinn is particularely fond of mutilating people's faces. In the first film for instance, he uses his powers to make a criminal unwillingly rip out a cop's lower jaw, tongue still intact.

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* FacialHorror: The Djinn is particularely particularly fond of mutilating people's faces. In the first film for instance, he uses his powers to make a criminal unwillingly rip out a cop's lower jaw, tongue still intact.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The Djinn in this series are largely merged with much of the folklore about demons. They are one of three entities made by God (the others are Angels and Humans) while demons are not stated to exist as seperate beings, the wish-granting is identical to a DealWithTheDevil since the Djinn's prize is the wisher's soul, and their home dimension is almost identical to FireAndBrimstoneHell, where the souls he collects are gathered to suffer eternal torture.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The Djinn in this series are largely merged with much of the folklore about demons. They are one of three entities made by God (the others are Angels and Humans) while demons are not stated to exist as seperate separate beings, the wish-granting is identical to a DealWithTheDevil since the Djinn's prize is the wisher's soul, and their home dimension is almost identical to FireAndBrimstoneHell, where the souls he collects are gathered to suffer eternal torture.



* VillainsBlendInBetter: The Djinn was last active in medieval Persia. After being imprisoned for several centuries and waking up in the modern day, he has absolutely no problem adjusting to his new surroundings.
* VillainsOutShopping: The Djinn goes shopping for a suit in the first film. It's not used to humanize him however, as he simply uses the opportunity to KickTheDog one more time by condemning some poor clerk to another horrific fate.

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* VillainsBlendInBetter: The Djinn was last active in medieval Persia. After being imprisoned for several centuries and waking up in the modern day, he has absolutely no problem adjusting to his new surroundings.
surroundings, and comes off as preferring them because barely anyone believes in magic anymore and thus can't use it against him (and also cell phones are kind of neat).
* VillainsOutShopping: The Djinn goes shopping for a suit in the first film. It's not used to humanize him however, as he simply uses the opportunity to KickTheDog one more time by condemning some poor clerk to another horrific fate. He did pay for the suit, though.
27th Jul '16 3:45:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* DeathByMaterialism: When the Djinn visits Alexandra's boss to get her address, the latter gets a bit too greedy when he sees the possibilities. He wishes for a million dollars, so the Djinn blows up a passenger plane with the guy's mother onboard so he can get the life insurance, then later drags him to hell.
27th Jul '16 12:20:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When you get down to it, the Djinn's modus operandi. He actively advises humans to make wishes, even those who are aware of his nature so they can try to beat him at his own game. He ''always'' finds a loophole, and lampshades how futile these attempts are, since it's nearly impossible to outsmart an eternal being.
9th Jun '16 4:12:43 AM Dravencour
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->''Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man.\\

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->''Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. \\
And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man.\\
9th Jun '16 2:51:12 AM Dravencour
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->''Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth.\\

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->''Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. \\
And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. worlds.\\
One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. wishes.\\
Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth.\\
9th Jun '16 2:50:25 AM Dravencour
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->''Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. Fear one thing only in all there is... FEAR THE DJINN.''

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->''Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn will be freed to rule the earth. \\
Fear one thing only in all there is... FEAR THE DJINN.'''Fear the Djinn'''.''
5th Apr '16 11:15:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TheWorfEffect: Played with on a meta level. See HeyItsThatGuy on the Trivia tab for the classic horror icons that are a list of the Djinn's victims.

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* TheWorfEffect: Played with on a meta level. See HeyItsThatGuy on the Trivia tab for the classic horror icons that are a list of the Djinn's victims.
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