History Film / Wishmaster

15th Feb '18 6:07:47 PM Stellarvore
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Djinn race. They're essentially demonic beings created at the dawn of time by God, and all their wishes boil down to a DealWithTheDevil, so this trope is to be expected.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The Djinn race. They're essentially demonic beings created at the dawn of time by God, and all their wishes boil down to a DealWithTheDevil, so this trope is to be expected. With that being said, they aren't all pure evil, if the fourth film is anything to go by.
5th Feb '18 12:48:50 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.

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* ForTheEvulz: Sure, the 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.of, and even inspiring such thoughts in the wishers.
30th Jan '18 7:43:11 PM Stellarvore
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-->'''Homeless Man:''' You left customers in there. That's not a very good way to run a business.\\
'''Pharmacist:''' Don't you tell me how to run my business, you're a fucking bum!\\
'''Homeless Man:''' Well, you don't tell me how to run my life! You're a fucking prick! I'll talk to whoever I want to! You don't own this fucking sidewalk!\\
'''Pharmacist:''' You wanna know something? I do own this fuckin' sidewalk. You wanna know why? Cause I pay fuckin' taxes!\\
Homeless Man: Fuck you!\\
'''Pharmacist:''' No, fuck you!\\
Homeless Man: I hope you die, you sack of shit. I hope you die, and I hope you float down the gutter, so I can fuckin' piss on you!



* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: A painting of him is brought to life by the Djinn, and kills a security guard, at the end of ''Wishmaster''.



* LargeHam: The Djinn is ''ridiculously'' hammy, especially in the last two films.

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* LargeHam: The Djinn is ''ridiculously'' hammy, especially in the last two films. In the first two, he's more of a ColdHam.


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* SnakePeople: The sultan's CourtMage encounters a man who is transforming into a snake begging him for help.
30th Jan '18 7:31:55 PM Stellarvore
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** In the first film, a woman gets turned into a sentient but inanimate mannequin when she wishes to be beautiful forever, and Alexandra's sister gets frozen inside a painting.

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** In the first film, a woman gets turned into a sentient but inanimate mannequin when she wishes to be beautiful forever, and a security guard is turned into part of a glass door (though he's killed shortly after), [[spoiler:and Alexandra's sister gets frozen inside a painting.]]



* CardCarryingVillain: The Djinn is patently aware that he is pure evil. He states he can't be undone because his presence perpetuates evil in the world and his BadassBoast to Alexandra when she wishes to know what he is is equal parts horrific and illuminating.
--> '''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.

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* CardCarryingVillain: The Djinn is patently aware that he is pure evil. He states he can't be undone because his presence perpetuates evil in the world and his BadassBoast to Alexandra when she wishes to know what he is is equal parts horrific and illuminating.
--> '''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.
illuminating. See IAmTheNoun below.



* CrystalPrison: For the evil Djinn in the first two movies (at least), a gem was used in place of the more traditional [[GenieInABottle bottle]].

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* CrystalPrison: For the evil Djinn in the first two movies (at least), Djinn, a gem was used in place of the more traditional [[GenieInABottle bottle]].
11th Dec '17 6:41:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Jawbreaker}}: The Djinn uses his powers to make a man go on a batshit crazy killing spree in a police station, which includes ripping out one cop's lower jaw with his bare hands.

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* {{Jawbreaker}}: The Djinn uses his powers to make a man petty criminal go on a batshit crazy killing spree in a police station, which includes ripping out one cop's lower jaw with his bare hands.
30th Jul '17 6:19:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Jawbreaker}}: The Djinn uses his powers to make a man go on a batshit crazy killing spree in a police station, which includes ripping out one cop's lower jaw with his bare hands.
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.
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