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16th Jun '17 2:07:38 AM Doug86
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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}''[=/=]''[[Anime/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]]''[=/=]''Anime/AhMyGoddess'' crossover ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20051016212129/www.furinkan.net/fanfic/batman-wish.txt A Wish for Batman]]'': Batman is granted a single wish; reluctantly, he wishes for "the only thing he could" - that Gotham be safe. His wish is granted, and much more: "Even though he wished for what he thought he had to, he still got what he wanted. That's what we do."

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}''[=/=]''[[Anime/RanmaOneHalf ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''[=/=]''[[Anime/RanmaOneHalf Ranma]]''[=/=]''Anime/AhMyGoddess'' crossover ''[[http://web.archive.org/web/20051016212129/www.furinkan.net/fanfic/batman-wish.txt A Wish for Batman]]'': Batman is granted a single wish; reluctantly, he wishes for "the only thing he could" - that Gotham be safe. His wish is granted, and much more: "Even though he wished for what he thought he had to, he still got what he wanted. That's what we do."
31st May '17 1:15:17 PM EDP
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* In the Italian movie ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfantagenio Superfantagenio]]'' the genie, played by Creator/BudSpencer, not only instructs his master on how to get the best of his wishes, but when temporarily BroughtDownToNormal (as his powers need to recharge at night) he decides to protect him from a group of gangsters with his bare hands (this being a Bud Spencer character, [[CurbStompBattle he makes short work of them]]), and when a villain attempts to take his lamp and use it to TakeOverTheWorld he's willing to sink it in the Bermuda Triangle (and sentence himself to stay imprisoned there forever) rather than have his powers misused.
30th May '17 10:07:37 PM NOYB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', the genie is a curious but good-natured fellow who even tells the nephews that he is "eternally grateful" when they first free him. He takes no pleasure in granting wishes that are liable to cause trouble or are otherwise harmful, but he can't resist for long before he is somehow compelled into bringing it into existence anyway. He even warns them early on to try and keep the wishes relatively subtle, as flashy displays of his magic invariably cause trouble. Not least of which is a former master of his, an immortal sorcerer who has a talisman that gives him limitless wishes and a very cruel nature. Two other wishes the genie was forced to grant him included sinking Atlantis back when it was a prime vacation spot after the sorcerer couldn't get a reservation and causing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (in his words, "Poor Pompeii! Vesuvius wouldn't have blown its top if Merlock hadn't!"). The genie openly weeps when recounting these facts.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', the genie is a curious but good-natured fellow who even tells the nephews that he is "eternally grateful" when they first free him. He takes no pleasure in granting wishes that are liable to cause trouble or are otherwise harmful, but he can't resist for long before he is somehow compelled into bringing it into existence anyway. He even warns them early on to try and keep the wishes relatively subtle, as flashy displays of his magic invariably cause trouble. Not least of which is a former master of his, an immortal sorcerer who has a talisman that gives him limitless wishes and a very cruel nature. Two other wishes the genie was forced to grant him included sinking Atlantis back when it was a prime vacation spot after the sorcerer couldn't get a reservation and causing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (in his words, "Poor Pompeii! Vesuvius wouldn't have blown its top if Merlock hadn't!").hadn't blown his!"). The genie openly weeps when recounting these facts.
30th May '17 10:05:50 PM NOYB
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** The sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' shows that Genies are not required to be benevolent. And the only reason he counted that head nod as a wish is because Aladdin tricked him into a free one before. Has Aladdin not done that, it probably wouldn't have been counted as one.

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** The sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' shows that Genies are not required to be benevolent. And the only reason he counted that head nod as a wish is because Aladdin tricked him into a free one before. Has Had Aladdin not done that, it probably wouldn't have been counted as one.
30th May '17 10:01:35 PM NOYB
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* ''Literature/TheMasterKey'': The Demon of Electricity, who gives Rob stupendous inventions which could solve all human problems with no catch, and does what he asks, even including [[spoiler:pressing the ResetButton]].

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* ''Literature/TheMasterKey'': The Demon of Electricity, who gives Rob stupendous inventions which that could solve all human problems with no catch, and does what he asks, even including [[spoiler:pressing the ResetButton]].
30th May '17 9:54:10 PM NOYB
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* PlayedWith on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''--[[BigBad Demona]], a villain, summons [[GreatGazoo Puck]] of the [[TheFairFolk Third Race]] and tries to use him to KillAllHumans (or at least, as many as his great-but-limited power can). The thing is, Puck likes humans, so by acting like a JerkassGenie and LiteralGenie to Demona throughout the episode he's actually keeping humanity safe.

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* PlayedWith on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''--[[BigBad Demona]], a villain, summons [[GreatGazoo Puck]] of the [[TheFairFolk Third Race]] and tries to use him to KillAllHumans (or at least, as many as his great-but-limited power can). The thing is, Puck likes humans, so by acting like a JerkassGenie and LiteralGenie to Demona throughout the episode (getting rid of the humans in Manhattan by turning them into gargoyles) he's actually keeping humanity safe.
30th May '17 9:53:31 PM NOYB
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* PlayedWith on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''--[[BigBad Demona]], a villain, summons [[GreatGazoo Puck]] of the [[TheFairFolk Third Race]] and tries to use him to KillAllHumans (or at least, as many as his great-but-limited power can). The thing is, Puck likes humans, so by acting like a JerkassGenie he's actually keeping humanity safe.

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* PlayedWith on ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''--[[BigBad Demona]], a villain, summons [[GreatGazoo Puck]] of the [[TheFairFolk Third Race]] and tries to use him to KillAllHumans (or at least, as many as his great-but-limited power can). The thing is, Puck likes humans, so by acting like a JerkassGenie and LiteralGenie to Demona throughout the episode he's actually keeping humanity safe.
30th May '17 9:51:34 PM NOYB
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** There's a female genie called [[ShoutOut Eden]], who is also benevolent. Unlike Genie however, she's wise enough to become a LiteralGenie when dealing with JerkAss Abis Mal. When the villain wishes Genie imprisoned in the bottom of the ocean, she gives him an escape hatch because Mal didn't say forever. When Mal wished to be the biggest and strongest being in the world, she including a method of relieving him of his power; and when the little girl who finds her wishes for everything to be all right, she turns Abis Mal into a bug as a "freebie". She also went out of her way to encourage the little homeless girl to come up with better wishes; when the girl wished for a sandwich, she convinced her to wish for a lifetime supply of food instead.

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** There's a female genie called [[ShoutOut Eden]], who is also benevolent. Unlike Genie however, she's wise enough to become a LiteralGenie when dealing with JerkAss Abis Mal. When the villain wishes Genie imprisoned in the bottom of the ocean, she gives him an escape hatch because Mal didn't say forever. When Mal wished to be the biggest and strongest being in the world, she including included a method of relieving him of his power; and when the little girl who finds her wishes for everything to be all right, she turns Abis Mal into a bug as a "freebie". She also went out of her way to encourage the little homeless girl to come up with better wishes; when the girl wished for a sandwich, she convinced her to wish for a lifetime supply of food instead.
30th May '17 9:43:33 PM NOYB
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* In ''Series/BernardAndTheGenie'',Creator/LennyHenry plays one of these to Alan Cumming's Bernard.

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* In ''Series/BernardAndTheGenie'',Creator/LennyHenry ''Series/BernardAndTheGenie'', Creator/LennyHenry plays one of these to Alan Cumming's Bernard.
19th Apr '17 7:50:24 PM ZimFan89
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* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic ''Gaz Dreams of Genie'' has the titular genie, Azie, who grants Gaz three wishes after Gaz breaks her lamp, freeing her. While she's a little condescending to Gaz and trolls her a bit, she's mostly pretty helpful in granting Gaz's first two wishes, and tries to give her honest advice when she's carefully contemplating her last one. [[spoiler: Though when this final wish results in her and Gaz [[BecomingTheGenie switching lives]], she smugly gives Gaz a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, informing her that it would have happened anyway because Gaz broke the lamp, but that this curse could have been avoided if she'd only made a SelflessWish, then leaves Gaz trapped in the the restored lamp.]]
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