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5th Jan '17 8:37:38 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'' episode "Wishful Thinking" has a cat genie. The genie is not really bad but he does uses Mungo in his favor to be freed. He does wishes at the end that all his dreams come true (metaphorically).
26th Dec '16 7:42:25 PM Yuihime
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* ''Madoka Magica'' doujinshi ''Fanfic/ThanksKyuubey'' is based on this premise: What if Kyuubey were honest, helpful, and empathetic, more like a traditional magical mascot than the canonical ManipulativeBastard?

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* ''Madoka Magica'' doujinshi ''Fanfic/ThanksKyuubey'' ''Fanfic/ThanksKyubey'' is based on this premise: What if Kyuubey Kyubey were honest, helpful, and empathetic, more like a traditional magical mascot than the canonical ManipulativeBastard?
26th Dec '16 7:42:04 PM Yuihime
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* ''Madoka Magica'' doujinshi ''Fanfic/ThanksKyuubey'' is based on this premise: What if Kyuubey were honest, helpful, and empathetic, more like a traditional magical mascot than the canonical ManipulativeBastard?
22nd Dec '16 1:38:53 AM VVK
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* {{Subverted}} in a [[ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse Mickey Mouse comic story]] where Mickey encounters a genie that lets him wish for infinite wishes and hangs around to guide him. Mickey seems to have a lot of trouble with BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor, but the genie is always helpful. Then it's revealed that the genie is not so much GenieInABottle as SealedEvilInACan, and though the wishes made by Mickey's friends in particular ''were'' rather thoughtless, [[JackassGenie he would have made sure none of the wishes worked out as hoped regardless]].
15th Dec '16 7:04:16 PM Malady
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* ''StarikKhottabych'' ("''Old Man [[{{Patronymic}} Hottabych]]''") by Lazar Lagin is about a Soviet boy in the 1930s who accidentally frees the genie Hassan Abdul-rahman ibn Khattab (and disrespectfully dubs him "Hottabych"). The book is about Hottabych adapting to Soviet everyday life while trying to "serve" his master. Later in the book, [[spoiler:Hottabych finds his AloofBigBrother, a classical malevolent genie, who eventually gets sealed away again]]. It should be noted that [[spoiler:Hottabych's brother wasn't always malevolent. However, the centuries of being trapped in a jug led him to change his mindset from "I will grant the person who frees me 3 wishes" to "I will kill the person who frees me in the manner he chooses"]].

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* ''StarikKhottabych'' ''Literature/StarikKhottabych'' ("''Old Man [[{{Patronymic}} Hottabych]]''") by Lazar Lagin is about a Soviet boy in the 1930s who accidentally frees the genie Hassan Abdul-rahman ibn Khattab (and disrespectfully dubs him "Hottabych"). The book is about Hottabych adapting to Soviet everyday life while trying to "serve" his master. Later in the book, [[spoiler:Hottabych finds his AloofBigBrother, a classical malevolent genie, who eventually gets sealed away again]]. It should be noted that [[spoiler:Hottabych's brother wasn't always malevolent. However, the centuries of being trapped in a jug led him to change his mindset from "I will grant the person who frees me 3 wishes" to "I will kill the person who frees me in the manner he chooses"]].


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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]].
3rd Dec '16 11:36:36 AM GoblinCipher
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Azazel'' is a demon (or, in some stories, a [[SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology hyper-tech alien]]) who grants wishes to his master's friends. He really does do his best, but virtually all of his wishes end up backfiring horribly anyway.

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Azazel'' is a demon (or, in some stories, a [[SufficientlyAdvancedTechnology hyper-tech hyper-tech]] [[DoingInTheWizard alien]]) who grants wishes to his master's friends. He really does do his best, but virtually all of his wishes end up backfiring horribly anyway.
25th Nov '16 8:41:41 PM BattleMaster
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* The genie in the ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' short "Wish Fulfillment". Though he is bound by the three wishes limit, and acts as a LiteralGenie when he wants to, he is very benevolent towards his "chosen" mistress. Specifically, he chose to interpret the villain's words in such a way that the heroine wasn't legally the same person as she'd been when she'd made her first three wishes and was therefore entitled to three ''more'' wishes.

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* The genie in the ''ComicBook/XXXenophile'' short "Wish Fulfillment". Though he is bound by the three wishes limit, and acts as a LiteralGenie when he wants to, he is very benevolent towards his "chosen" mistress. Specifically, he chose to interpret the villain's words in such a way that the heroine wasn't legally the same person as she'd been when she'd made her first three wishes and was therefore entitled to three ''more'' wishes. Specifically, it allowed her to [[DroppedABridgeOnHim get rid of the villain]], then free the genie, whom she was in love with.
21st Nov '16 7:04:35 AM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/RPGShooterStarwish'' has a bit of examination of wishes and genies. However, [[spoiler: the Wishing Star herself will go above and beyond the call of duty to be benevolent [[DyingMomentOfAwesome in her last act]]. She'll give you what you want, likely far beyond the wording of a single wish, and usually do what she can to help you finish off your chosen RomanceSidequest. If you can already accomplish the wish yourself, she'll say so, explain how, and then give you another gift for free. And in one ending, she goes out of her way to give ''everyone on your crew'' their wishes.]]
11th Aug '16 10:54:40 AM Someoneman
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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Genie is actually somewhat disappointed that Aladdin always asks such [[MundaneWish simple favors from him]] when he would be happy to do much more, like dispelling "one measly little sandstorm," and putting Agrabah back "exactly the way it was" after Jafar's defeat, when Genie [[Funny/KingdomHeartsII wants to make improvements like adding swimming pools]].

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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Genie is actually somewhat disappointed that Aladdin always asks such [[MundaneWish simple favors from him]] when he would be happy to do much more, like dispelling "one measly little sandstorm," and putting Agrabah back "exactly the way it was" after Jafar's defeat, when Genie [[Funny/KingdomHeartsII wants to make improvements like adding swimming pools]].pools.
2nd Jul '16 8:25:17 AM Discar
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-->--'''Genie''', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ("Friend Like Me")

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-->--'''Genie''', -->-- '''Genie''', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ("Friend Like Me")
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