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12th Aug '16 5:39:52 AM longWriter
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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' was a series of yesteryear about an astronaut who found a female genie and was given unlimited wishes. She [[HappinessInSlavery didn't want to be freed]], because she had fallen in love with her master. Major Nelson rarely wanted Jeannie to ever use her powers. Mainly this was because she tended to [[StopHelpingMe complicate his everyday life]]. The show's continuity first said that Jeannie was cursed to be a genie but this was later given a RetCon to say she was from a family of genies.

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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' was a series of yesteryear about an astronaut who found a female genie and was given unlimited wishes. She [[HappinessInSlavery didn't want to be freed]], because she had fallen in love with her master. Major Nelson rarely wanted Jeannie to ever use her powers. Mainly this was because she tended to [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance complicate his everyday life]]. The show's continuity first said that Jeannie was cursed to be a genie but this was later given a RetCon to say she was from a family of genies.
23rd Jul '16 9:25:44 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheXFiles:'' Mulder followed a case regarding a rather jaded Genie. He eventually freed her after a rash of LiteralGenie incidents to get the wishes to stop.

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* ''Series/TheXFiles:'' Mulder followed a case regarding a rather jaded Genie.Genie of the ThreeWishes kind (though she was wrapped up in a rug, instead of trapped in a lamp). He eventually freed her after a rash of LiteralGenie incidents to get the wishes to stop.
23rd Jul '16 9:24:00 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/{{Declare}}''. King Solomon learned how to trap a djinni in a jar using a string of incised beads; the djinni would not be able to escape without rotating the beads, and therefore assimilating the experience of death into itself.

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* ''Literature/{{Declare}}''. Djinn are EldritchAbomination that can be bargained with or killed, but not controlled. For a djinn, shapes can be thoughts and thoughts can be actions, and an ellipsoid marked with perpendicular grooves means death. King Solomon learned how to trap a djinni in a jar using a string of incised beads; the djinni would not be able to escape without rotating the beads, and therefore assimilating the experience of death into itself.
23rd Jul '16 9:19:12 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/{{Declare}}''. King Solomon learned how to trap a djinni in a jar using a string of incised beads; the djinni would not be able to escape without rotating the beads, and therefore assimilating the experience of death into itself.
11th Jul '16 7:20:49 AM AmayirotAkago
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* Two episodes of ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak'' (the first of which was, appropriately enough, titled "The Genie In The Bottle") featured a genie who long ago was imprisoned in a bottle for causing numerous disasters in a far-away country. Upon being found in the desert by an unsuspecting traveler, he pretended to be the kind, wish-granting type to be freed, but when the traveler did release him, he then quickly revealed he had resigned himself to devouring whoever was foolish enough to release him.
1st Jul '16 8:19:32 PM nombretomado
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* This is what ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is all about. It deals with the relationship between the magicians (masters) and the demons or spirits (slaves). They tend to be rather bitter and malicious, due to the fact they live in another dimension and are strictly bound as slaves whenever they are summoned to Earth. They are perfectly willing to kill someone trying to summon them if the magician messes it up.

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* This is what ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is all about. It deals with the relationship between the magicians (masters) and the demons or spirits (slaves). They tend to be rather bitter and malicious, due to the fact they live in another dimension and are strictly bound as slaves whenever they are summoned to Earth. They are perfectly willing to kill someone trying to summon them if the magician messes it up.
1st Jul '16 6:50:51 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/OperationChaos'', Stephen and Virginia are sent on a mission to deal with the GenieInABottle that the Arab forces fighting them in WorldWarII have. It does not, however, have to grant wishes; Virginia uses psychological tricks to persuade it it never wants to leave the bottle again.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's ''Literature/OperationChaos'', Stephen and Virginia are sent on a mission to deal with the GenieInABottle that the Arab forces fighting them in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII have. It does not, however, have to grant wishes; Virginia uses psychological tricks to persuade it it never wants to leave the bottle again.
25th Jun '16 9:07:26 PM nombretomado
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* An early SideQuest in ''BaldursGate 2'' involves freeing a djinni from his lamp. A fan-made GameMod adds a second one in an extension of the circus side quest. Certain spells and items can also [[SummonMagic summon djinn or efreet to fight for you]].

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* An early SideQuest in ''BaldursGate 2'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' involves freeing a djinni from his lamp. A fan-made GameMod adds a second one in an extension of the circus side quest. Certain spells and items can also [[SummonMagic summon djinn or efreet to fight for you]].
19th May '16 2:04:35 AM Omeganian
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* ''Literature/OldKhottabych'' (or ''Starik Khottabych'') is a Russian book by Lazar Lagin about a Young Pioneer named Volka who finds an amphora at the bottom of a river. Volka opens the vessel, and an old genie named Hassan Abdul-rahman ibn Khattab, whom Volka just calls Khottabych, pops out. The genie is friendly and offers to serve his savior in any capacity. This was later adopted into a children's film. The novel also features a friend of Volka's who finds another ancient vessel and releases a second genie, who turns out to be Khottabych's older brother. Unlike the benevolent Khottabych, his brother has grown bitter after spending countless years in the vessel. At first, he was quite willing to grant his savior three wishes but, as years went on and nobody released him, he has grown resentful towards humans and has decided to kill his savior in a manner of the latter's choosing. The boy tries to outwit the genie and tells him he wants to die of old age. The LiteralGenie obliges and turns him into an old man. Khottabych manages to calm his brother down, though.

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* ''Literature/OldKhottabych'' (or ''Starik Khottabych'') is a Russian book by Lazar Lagin about a Young Pioneer named Volka who finds an amphora at the bottom of a river. Volka opens the vessel, and an old genie named Hassan Abdul-rahman ibn Khattab, whom Volka just calls Khottabych, pops out. The genie is friendly and offers to serve his savior in any capacity. This was later adopted into a children's film. The novel also features a friend of Volka's who finds another ancient vessel and releases a second genie, who turns out to be Khottabych's older brother. Unlike the benevolent Khottabych, his brother has grown bitter after spending countless years in the vessel. At first, he was quite willing to grant his savior three wishes but, as years went on and nobody released him, he has grown resentful towards humans and has decided to kill his savior in a manner of the latter's choosing. The First, the boy tries the old "The Fisherman and the Genie" trick... doesn't work because Khottabych's brother [[ItOnlyWorksOnce ''was'' that genie]]. Then, the boy tries to outwit the genie and tells him he wants to die of old age. The LiteralGenie obliges and turns him into an old man. Khottabych manages to calm his brother down, though.
1st May '16 9:11:13 AM Morgenthaler
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Much of this has been lost in the modern depiction of the Genie in the Bottle. In television, they are most often within brass oil lamps, of a type that is no longer used. Most Western ''viewers'' (but not the GenreBlind characters) upon seeing [[http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/Images/General/ss-6516556-genieLamp.jpg this kind of lamp]] would immediately associate it with a genie.

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Much of this has been lost in the modern depiction of the Genie in the Bottle. In television, they are most often within brass oil lamps, of a type that is no longer used. Most Western ''viewers'' (but not the GenreBlind characters) upon seeing [[http://www.ci.yuma.az.us/Images/General/ss-6516556-genieLamp.jpg this kind of lamp]] lamp would immediately associate it with a genie.
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