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7th Feb '17 12:07:44 AM CerotechOmega
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* Shenron the dragon from ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'' starts off as a BenevolentGenie, even pointing out the LoopholeAbuse that the characters can use to take care fo their problems and offering to do that. [[TooDumbToLive They, of course, refuse so they can solve their problems with martial arts battles]]. In the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' special, Shenron turns into one of these when he finds that he's been summoned by the main cast ''again'', lamenting that no one else seems to find the dragon balls. Then Krillin, who is standing in the middle of a burned down forest with terrified, homeless animals surrounding them, wishes for the best Christmas tree in the world instead of saving the forest. An angry Shenron responds by summoning a group of alien marauders who plant an evil version of a WorldTree that sucks all the joy out of the world. It was still a tree, at least.

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* Shenron the dragon from ''WebVideo/DragonballAbridged'' starts off as a BenevolentGenie, even pointing out the LoopholeAbuse that the characters can use to take care fo of their problems and offering to do that. [[TooDumbToLive They, of course, refuse so they can solve their problems with martial arts battles]]. In the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' special, Shenron turns into one of these when he finds that he's been not only was he summoned by the main cast ''again'', lamenting that no one else seems to find the dragon balls. Then balls, but Krillin, who is standing in the middle of a burned down forest with terrified, homeless animals surrounding them, wishes for the best Christmas tree in the world instead of saving the forest. An angry Shenron responds by summoning a group of alien marauders who plant an evil version of a WorldTree that sucks all the Christmas joy out of the world. It was still a tree, at least.



** The new remake of ''Dead Zone Abridged'' has Shenron answer Garlic Jr.'s wish for immortality with "can't wait to see how you fuck this up". It seems if the wish granter is dumb enough, he doesn't even have to twist it.

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** The new remake of ''Dead Zone Abridged'' has Shenron answer Garlic Jr.'s wish for immortality with "can't wait to see hear how you fuck this up". It seems if the wish granter is dumb enough, he doesn't even have to twist it.



** Then there's [[TheDragon Slay]] from [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad the Misfit Minions]] in the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' movie. Slay was once a Mall Santa who took wishes literally in the worst possible way. For example, a kid who asked him for a fire truck got a real truck dropped onto him. And then there's the part where he starts telling Krillin about the young cancer patient who asked him to get rid of the cancer...

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** Then there's [[TheDragon Slay]] from [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad the Misfit Minions]] in the ''Christmas Tree of Might'' movie. Slay was once a Mall Santa who took wishes literally in the worst possible way. For example, a kid who asked him for a fire truck got a real truck dropped onto him.his house. And then there's the part where he starts telling Krillin about the young cancer patient who asked him to get rid of the cancer...
31st Jan '17 12:09:09 PM Quanyails
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* In "Stampylonghead"'s 2014 Halloween special, he tells the story of an evil pig who transforms into a zombie pigman by night called Mr Porkchop. He was originally a human pig shepherd who was trying to raise the largest pig in order to win a competition. A witch offers to grant his wish for a pig larger than every other in exchange dor all his other pigs. When he agrees, she just turns him into a Pigman and takes all his pigs.

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* In "Stampylonghead"'s 2014 Halloween special, he tells the story of an evil pig who transforms into a zombie pigman by night called Mr Porkchop. He was originally a human pig shepherd who was trying to raise the largest pig in order to win a competition. A witch offers to grant his wish for a pig larger than every other in exchange dor for all his other pigs. When he agrees, she just turns him into a Pigman and takes all his pigs.
31st Jan '17 12:08:32 PM Quanyails
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* In "Stampylonghead"'s 2014 Halloween special, he tells the story of an evil pig who transforms into a zombie pigman by night called Mr Porkchop. He was originally a human pig shepard who was trying to raise the largest pig in order to win a competition. A witch offers to grant his wish for a pig larger than every other in exchange dor all his other pigs. When he agrees, she just turns him into a Pigman and takes all his pigs.

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* In "Stampylonghead"'s 2014 Halloween special, he tells the story of an evil pig who transforms into a zombie pigman by night called Mr Porkchop. He was originally a human pig shepard shepherd who was trying to raise the largest pig in order to win a competition. A witch offers to grant his wish for a pig larger than every other in exchange dor all his other pigs. When he agrees, she just turns him into a Pigman and takes all his pigs.
31st Jan '17 12:05:49 PM Quanyails
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** Taken UpToEleven by [[http://www.homeonthestrange.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=4 The Open Source Wish Project]], a whole forum devoted to coming up with wishes so carefully phrased that not even this genie could find a loophole.

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** Taken UpToEleven by [[http://www.homeonthestrange.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=4 The Open Source Wish Project]], Project, a whole forum devoted to coming up with wishes so carefully phrased that not even this genie could find a loophole.



* James Fridman, go ahead and ask for a photoshop. He will find a way to twist your words.
31st Jan '17 12:00:19 PM Quanyails
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* A variant of this trope appears in a VGCats strip, where Leo buys a magical wish-granting monkey's paw from a whimsical stranger. He first wishes for Duke Nukem Forever but finds that the nostalgia of his childhood has been tampered with in the form of modern game design. Accepting it anyway, he then wishes for a giant wiener and is granted a massive hot dog, complete with bun and ketchup. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown It also turns out the Duke Nukem Forever game case is empty.]]

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* A variant of this trope appears in a VGCats ''WebComic/VGCats'' strip, where Leo buys a magical wish-granting monkey's paw from a whimsical stranger. He first wishes for Duke Nukem Forever ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'' but finds that the nostalgia of his childhood has been tampered with in the form of modern game design. Accepting it anyway, he then wishes for a giant wiener and is granted a massive hot dog, complete with bun and ketchup. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown It also turns out the Duke Nukem Forever game case is empty.]]
31st Jan '17 11:59:28 AM Quanyails
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* [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Mephisto]], the closest thing to {{Satan}} in MarvelUniverse, may sometimes wander into this. Recently he decided to play along with a popular UrbanLegend that sometimes the devil may visit a bar and, if bartender will provide him with good service, he will grant him a wish. When the bartender asked for immortality, Mephisto dragged him to Hell, extracted all his blood when grinding him like fresh meat, and used it as ink to write letters. Words are immortal.

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* [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Mephisto]], the closest thing to {{Satan}} in MarvelUniverse, may sometimes wander into this. Recently Once, he decided to play along with a popular UrbanLegend that sometimes the devil may visit a bar and, if bartender will provide him with good service, he will grant him a wish. When the bartender asked for immortality, Mephisto dragged him to Hell, extracted all his blood when grinding him like fresh meat, and used it as ink to write letters. Words are immortal.



* The ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' comic ''De perenprins'' features a genie that always grants the exact opposite of what you wish. For example, when Lambik wished for the genie to give them some allies that didn't have to be very tall, he instead gave their enemies three giants as allies. This is not because the genie is evil or malicious, but more that he is extremely clumsy. He always apologizes afterwards for his screw ups. Eventually both Wiske and Jerom get smart enough to realize the genie's flaw, and exploit it by actually wishing for the exact opposite of what they really want. When Jerom defeated the giants, he wished for 3 more giants. The result: the genie screwed up again and accidently made the 3 already existing giants disappear, exactly what Jerom realy wanted.

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* The ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'' comic ''De perenprins'' features a genie that always grants the exact opposite of what you wish. For example, when Lambik wished for the genie to give them some allies that didn't have to be very tall, he instead gave their enemies three giants as allies. This is not because the genie is evil or malicious, but more that he is extremely clumsy. He always apologizes afterwards for his screw ups. Eventually both Wiske and Jerom get smart enough to realize the genie's flaw, and exploit it by actually wishing for the exact opposite of what they really want. When Jerom defeated the giants, he wished for 3 more giants. The result: the genie screwed up again and accidently accidentally made the 3 already existing giants disappear, exactly what Jerom realy really wanted.



* A variant of this trope appears in a recent VGCats strip, where Leo buys a magical wish-granting monkey's paw from a whimsical stranger. He first wishes for Duke Nukem Forever but finds that the nostalgia of his childhood has been tampered with in the form of modern game design. Accepting it anyway, he then wishes for a giant wiener and is granted a massive hot dog, complete with bun and ketchup. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown It also turns out the Duke Nukem Forever game case is empty.]]

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* A variant of this trope appears in a recent VGCats strip, where Leo buys a magical wish-granting monkey's paw from a whimsical stranger. He first wishes for Duke Nukem Forever but finds that the nostalgia of his childhood has been tampered with in the form of modern game design. Accepting it anyway, he then wishes for a giant wiener and is granted a massive hot dog, complete with bun and ketchup. [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown It also turns out the Duke Nukem Forever game case is empty.]]
31st Jan '17 11:58:37 AM Quanyails
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* [[http://comicswithoutviolence.com/comics/20080412.gif This]] Genie manages to be an incredible jackass before granting any wishes.
31st Jan '17 11:32:58 AM Quanyails
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* In {{Exalted}}, Infernals powered by Cecelyne can be this, as they have wish-granting powers from Hell. However, the real jerkassery comes because the person whose wish is granted [[PowerAtAPrice now owes the Infernal a favor]]. Oh, and the Infernal ''can'' be a jackass about interpreting someone as having made a wish.

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* In {{Exalted}}, ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'', Infernals powered by Cecelyne can be this, as they have wish-granting powers from Hell. However, the real jerkassery comes because the person whose wish is granted [[PowerAtAPrice now owes the Infernal a favor]]. Oh, and the Infernal ''can'' be a jackass about interpreting someone as having made a wish.
31st Jan '17 11:31:59 AM Quanyails
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** A story from the Tales Of The Ten Tailed Cat comic has three adventurers releasing a Lord of Tzeentch, who grants them all one wish. The first wishes to live forever, and is turned into a vampire and then killed by the dwarf. The second wishes for the power of flight, and is turned into a fly. Finally the dwarf wishes to be worth his weight in gold, and is [[spoiler:turned into a gold statue]].

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** A story from the Tales "Tales Of The Ten Tailed Cat Cat" comic has three adventurers releasing a Lord of Tzeentch, who grants them all one wish. The first wishes to live forever, and is turned into a vampire and then killed by the dwarf. The second wishes for the power of flight, and is turned into a fly. Finally the dwarf wishes to be worth his weight in gold, and is [[spoiler:turned into a gold statue]].
31st Jan '17 11:17:12 AM Quanyails
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* [[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]] features a genie released after over three hundred years of imprisonment, only to grant the protagonist, Princess Cimorene, the choice of how she would die. The immediate response, "Old age", turns out not to work because she has to die that day. After some questions, it turns out [[spoiler:that the genie, having really been imprisoned in the bottle for only two hundred and seventeen years, was actually required to grant Cimorene three wishes -- however, for the genie to return home without killing Cimorene would render him a laughingstock. In the end, Cimorene convinces the genie to [[TakeAThirdOption go back into the bottle for eighty-three years]], thus allowing the genie to return home with his pride intact and fulfill the "old age" request for how Cimorene would die.]] He turns out to be a pretty good sport about the whole thing, though; in return for the brilliant idea, he grants Cimorene a wish, so she uses it to get the hen's teeth she's been looking for.

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* [[EnchantedForestChronicles ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]] Dragons]]'' features a genie released after over three hundred years of imprisonment, only to grant the protagonist, Princess Cimorene, the choice of how she would die. The immediate response, "Old age", turns out not to work because she has to die that day. After some questions, it turns out [[spoiler:that the genie, having really been imprisoned in the bottle for only two hundred and seventeen years, was actually required to grant Cimorene three wishes -- however, for the genie to return home without killing Cimorene would render him a laughingstock. In the end, Cimorene convinces the genie to [[TakeAThirdOption go back into the bottle for eighty-three years]], thus allowing the genie to return home with his pride intact and fulfill the "old age" request for how Cimorene would die.]] He turns out to be a pretty good sport about the whole thing, though; in return for the brilliant idea, he grants Cimorene a wish, so she uses it to get the hen's teeth she's been looking for.
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