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25th Mar '17 7:50:08 AM KingLyger
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* The titular protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''. Well, ''[[HalfHumanHybrid half]]''-genie, to be fair.

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* The titular protagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}''. Well, ''[[HalfHumanHybrid half]]''-genie, to be fair.While she's only a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-genie]], she's also an ActionGirl who has defended her home of Scuttle Town from various evil threats, most notably [[BigBad the pirate queen Risky Boots]], multiple times.
7th Feb '17 4:10:55 PM NineballCirno
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* In ''[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/46620/ii II]]'', Eden Aspect (also known as Destiny) is an interesting version of this. While she is very much a BenevolentGenie, she's also the BigBad of the story, a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the Elements of Harmony and is willing to do ''anything'' to get them.

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* In ''[http://www.''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/46620/ii II]]'', Eden Aspect (also known as Destiny) is an interesting version of this. While she is very much a BenevolentGenie, she's also the BigBad of the story, a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the Elements of Harmony and is willing to do ''anything'' to get them.



* In IsaacBashevisSinger's book for children, ''A Tale of Three Wishes,'' three children go out on the night of Rosh Hashanah because they've heard that Heaven opens its doors then--and anyone who sees the doors open will be granted one wish. One of the boys wants to be as rich as King Solomon; the second boy wants to be as wise as the Talmudic scholar, Moses Maimonides; and the little sister of the boy who wants to be rich wants to be as beautiful as Queen Esther. Each wish gets wasted--but, when the kids grow up, the boy who wanted to be rich becomes a hard-working and extremely wealthy businessman called "a modern Solomon"; the boy who wanted to be wise becomes a Talmudic scholar known as "the Maimonides of our time"; and the little girl who wanted to be beautiful spends all her time helping her people, to the point where everyone says she's as lovely and as kind as Queen Esther.

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* In IsaacBashevisSinger's Creator/IsaacBashevisSinger's book for children, ''A Tale of Three Wishes,'' three children go out on the night of Rosh Hashanah because they've heard that Heaven opens its doors then--and anyone who sees the doors open will be granted one wish. One of the boys wants to be as rich as King Solomon; the second boy wants to be as wise as the Talmudic scholar, Moses Maimonides; and the little sister of the boy who wants to be rich wants to be as beautiful as Queen Esther. Each wish gets wasted--but, when the kids grow up, the boy who wanted to be rich becomes a hard-working and extremely wealthy businessman called "a modern Solomon"; the boy who wanted to be wise becomes a Talmudic scholar known as "the Maimonides of our time"; and the little girl who wanted to be beautiful spends all her time helping her people, to the point where everyone says she's as lovely and as kind as Queen Esther.
31st Jan '17 3:35:57 PM Quanyails
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* In [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/46620/ii II]], Eden Aspect (also known as Destiny) is an interesting version of this. While she is very much a BenevolentGenie, she's also the BigBad of the story, a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the Elements of Harmony and is willing to do ''anything'' to get them.

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* In [[http://www.''[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/46620/ii II]], II]]'', Eden Aspect (also known as Destiny) is an interesting version of this. While she is very much a BenevolentGenie, she's also the BigBad of the story, a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants the Elements of Harmony and is willing to do ''anything'' to get them.
31st Jan '17 3:16:00 PM Quanyails
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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 Ranma]][=/=]Anime/AhMyGoddess ''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."
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.
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