History Headscratchers / Wishmaster

27th Jul '16 12:27:26 PM Morgenthaler
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27th Jul '16 12:20:10 PM Morgenthaler
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*** "Very well. The Earth will now serve as their new, absolutely unbreakable prison for all eternity. And of course, 'unbreakable' doesn't preclude it being 'unlocked', so the universe is still ours too. Oh, I'm sorry, did you say 'as the wisher would interpret them'? Well, now that I've explained this wish to you, that's how you're interpreting it. Next wish?" {{Jackass Genie}}s can be ''very'' hard to manipulate, especially when, like the Djinn, they're willing to twist words around into outcomes that only InsaneTrollLogic would've predicted. Of course, if the Djinn's really DangerouslyGenreSavvy he'll just nod and say "done" until the last wish is granted, and ''then'' start springing the legalistic snares.

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*** "Very well. The Earth will now serve as their new, absolutely unbreakable prison for all eternity. And of course, 'unbreakable' doesn't preclude it being 'unlocked', so the universe is still ours too. Oh, I'm sorry, did you say 'as the wisher would interpret them'? Well, now that I've explained this wish to you, that's how you're interpreting it. Next wish?" {{Jackass Genie}}s can be ''very'' hard to manipulate, especially when, like the Djinn, they're willing to twist words around into outcomes that only InsaneTrollLogic would've predicted. Of course, if the Djinn's really DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning he'll just nod and say "done" until the last wish is granted, and ''then'' start springing the legalistic snares.



:: As a side note, the Djinn is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy patently aware of how dangerous these attempts are]]. He openly scoffs at the protagonist for thinking she could outsmart an eternal being from between dimensions.

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:: As a side note, the Djinn is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy patently aware of how dangerous these attempts are]].are. He openly scoffs at the protagonist for thinking she could outsmart an eternal being from between dimensions.
27th Aug '15 2:41:14 PM ApplesForever
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*** It would take an inhumanly careful person to lead their life without ever once wording a wish for the tiniest thing. Don't ask this person there for their seat on the bus, or that douchebag there two rows in front of you at the movies to shut up. "I wish you'd let me finish just ONE sentence, Ma!" Oh shit, you popped the cork, the Djinn are coming!
17th Dec '14 11:47:13 PM GREGOLE
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* In the third film, one girl wishes she could hide where no one would find her. The Djinn proceeds to show up and.... um.... shove her face into a cage full of rats, which eat her eyes. He adds "no one will ever find you in there", as though that makes it any more logical. Oh yeah, then her friends find her. What.
17th Dec '14 11:42:39 PM GREGOLE
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*** Pretty sure that's what they meant, and simply forgot to add the N. Not sure how well it would work though.
11th Nov '14 12:22:07 PM twingle93
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** No, no it wouldn't. Interpreting any information as wishes would mean they would be granting wishes all the time, from every person that spoke to them (since speaking is a form of information), communicated with them, in addition to granting wishes from non-human sources. They would become infinitely more dangerous, and uncontrollable than they already are. They would charge the stone of the secret fire in no time, and in addition be causing tremendous chaos. A better wish would be "I wish that you would be incapable of interpreting any information as wishes."
11th Nov '14 12:16:51 PM twingle93
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** There's a lot to indicate it. The stone in the original was trapped in the statue of Ahura Mazda, while the second was in a box. There's no rule stating there can only be one Djinn in the world at a time. It also might be a different continuity and the events of the first 2 movies didn't happen, as there are some differences in the rules concerning the Djinn.
30th Oct '14 12:00:31 AM SuperMagneto
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* Is Djinn from Wishmaster 1 and 2 the same Djinn from Wishmaster 3 and 4? Are they two different demons? I know they are played by 2 different actors.
23rd Sep '14 3:08:27 PM Nentuaby
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** I'd think he'd probably... Just grant the second. (And interpret the first as the second.) Then the wish-maker would be, exactly as they asked, a being of pure evil committed to bringing about Hell on Earth. Any disappointment the djinni would feel in not screwing one person would surely be assuaged many times over by the second-hand glow of all the many future fuckings-over their new progeny dishes out.
14th Sep '14 5:03:53 AM Ascimator
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* How about "I wish that you, and any other creatures called Djinn at any point of time would ever interpret any information as wishes." Theoretically, it disables all Djinn (even if they change the name of their species) to ever accept wishes (though it backfires a bit on those people who were indeed called djinns for any reason).
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