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8th Aug '17 11:11:06 AM Kotomikun
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* ''VideoGame/NetHack'''s genies are more like the classical kind--rubbing a magic lamp releases the genie from imprisonment. [[LuckBasedMission It may decide]] to grant a wish, become your pet, do nothing/disappear, or [[JackassGenie attack you for bothering it]]. "Blessing" the lamp beforehand with holy water greatly increases the chance of the genie feeling nice enough to give you a wish.
11th Jun '17 3:03:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{XXXenophile}}'' story "Wish Fulfillment", the genie's mistress Zola, who was in love with him, tried to wish him free so they could be equals and lovers instead of mistress and servant. The genie explained that he could only be freed if she made a wish that he wanted to fulfill but could not. He couldn't, for example, create a rock so big he couldn't lift it as "I have no desire to give myself a hernia". After the two enjoy some highly energetic sex, Zola wishes that they could do it again immediately. The genie was so exhausted that he couldn't grant her wish, thus freeing him.

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* In the ''{{XXXenophile}}'' ''ComicBook/{{XXXenophile}}'' story "Wish Fulfillment", the genie's mistress Zola, who was in love with him, tried to wish him free so they could be equals and lovers instead of mistress and servant. The genie explained that he could only be freed if she made a wish that he wanted to fulfill but could not. He couldn't, for example, create a rock so big he couldn't lift it as "I have no desire to give myself a hernia". After the two enjoy some highly energetic sex, Zola wishes that they could do it again immediately. The genie was so exhausted that he couldn't grant her wish, thus freeing him.
10th Jun '17 8:52:02 AM HighCrate
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* The ''Webcomic/PrincessPi'' comic "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde" ends with Bottle Blonde the genie telling Princess Pi that she would like to be freed from servitude. Pi tells her that [[GenreSavvy she can't free her without knowing if she's good or evil]], so first she wishes for her to admit her affiliation. Bottle Blonde assures Pi that she's good, so Pi frees her. Bottle Blonde retains her magical abilities after this.

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* The ''Webcomic/PrincessPi'' comic "Princess Pi vs. Bottle Blonde" ends with Bottle Blonde the genie telling Princess Pi that she would like to be freed from servitude. Pi tells her that [[GenreSavvy she can't free her without knowing if she's good or evil]], evil, so first she wishes for her to admit her affiliation. Bottle Blonde assures Pi that she's good, so Pi frees her. Bottle Blonde retains her magical abilities after this.
5th Jan '17 8:41:59 PM Luppercus
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* The cat genie at the end of ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'''s episode "Wishful Thinking" gets free after he acomplished Mungo's ThreeWishes, mostly wasted as when Mungo just says "I wish to know [were the genie is]".
30th Dec '16 4:04:22 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' has Puss letting the orphans use a Golem as their own personal genie, but when ExactWords causes problems, he briefly considers it better off to leave it dead before he comes up with a better idea and commands the Golem to "Write down what you want the Golem to do".
-->'''Golem''': "Be free".
22nd Sep '16 7:49:11 AM bookwormgal
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* Surprisingly in another ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' fanfic, ''FanFic/NeverHadAFriendLikeMe'', Norm ''doesn't'' attempt to reach this goal for most of the story since he is, for all intents and purposes, pretty free while his lava lamp belongs to [[OriginalCharacter Ama]][[ShrinkingViolet nda]]. [[spoiler:He even turns down the offer to be freed when she makes it.]]
** [[spoiler:Amanda finally makes the wish to free him during the confrontation against Bob in an attempt to save Norm's life.]]
19th Sep '16 1:26:58 AM PaulA
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* Subverted in the ''DancingGods'' series with the Lamp of Lakash. Anyone greedy enough to make a second wish from the lamp would ''automatically'' free the genie and take its place. The "three wishes" story was a clever dodge by the genies to get themselves freed by unwitting masters.

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* Subverted in the ''DancingGods'' ''Literature/RiverOfDancingGods'' series with the Lamp of Lakash. Anyone greedy enough to make a second wish from the lamp would ''automatically'' free the genie and take its place. The "three wishes" story was a clever dodge by the genies to get themselves freed by unwitting masters.
24th Jul '16 6:51:32 AM TheNerfGuy
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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' continuity, doing this is relatively easy; you simply have to give the genie his or her lamp. Because a genie under this sort of curse is obligated to serve whoever owns it, being given the lamp makes the genie his/her own master, breaking the curse. The problem with this is, whoever does this is not protected from any retribution from the genie from that point on, so evil or abusive masters rarely do it.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' continuity, doing this is relatively easy; you simply have to give the genie his or her lamp. Because a genie under this sort of curse is obligated to serve whoever owns it, being given the lamp makes the genie his/her own master, breaking the curse. The problem with this is, whoever does this is not protected from any retribution from the genie from that point on, so evil or abusive masters rarely do it.
24th Jul '16 6:23:24 AM TheNerfGuy
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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' continuity, doing this is relatively easy; you simply have to give the genie his or her lamp. because a genie under this sort of curse is obligated to serve whoever owns it, being given the lamp makes the genie his/her own master, breaking the curse. The problem with this is, whoever does this is not protected from any retribution from the genie from that point on, so evil or abusive masters rarely do it. (In fact, it is stated in ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy'' that there are numerous murder cases in the Shadowchasers' archives where someone was brutally murdered, and all had something in common according to those who knew him: He was once abusive to a valet, manservant, maid, or lover with an odd fondness for strange clothing, and he used to own an old oil lamp. It was obvious what had happened in each case: Someone had eventually given the genie his or her freedom, and the genie had gone back to kill the cruel master out of revenge.)

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* In ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' continuity, doing this is relatively easy; you simply have to give the genie his or her lamp. because Because a genie under this sort of curse is obligated to serve whoever owns it, being given the lamp makes the genie his/her own master, breaking the curse. The problem with this is, whoever does this is not protected from any retribution from the genie from that point on, so evil or abusive masters rarely do it. (In fact, it is stated in ''Fanfic/ShadowchasersConspiracy'' that there are numerous murder cases in the Shadowchasers' archives where someone was brutally murdered, and all had something in common according to those who knew him: He was once abusive to a valet, manservant, maid, or lover with an odd fondness for strange clothing, and he used to own an old oil lamp. It was obvious what had happened in each case: Someone had eventually given the genie his or her freedom, and the genie had gone back to kill the cruel master out of revenge.)
25th Jun '16 9:05:15 PM nombretomado
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* Several examples in ''BaldursGate 2: Shadows of Amn'':

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* Several examples in ''BaldursGate 2: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'':
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