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7th Apr '18 10:34:31 PM Vir
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*** In the second game, Amanda Watts, the driver of Twister, wishes to be able to go at the speed of light. Calypso tunes her car so that it can do that, and she winds up [[spoiler:breaking the laws of physics and traveling back in time, eventually running out of gas in the prehistoric era and getting stomped on by a dinosaur]].

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*** In the second game, Amanda Watts, the driver of Twister, wishes to be able to go at the speed of light. Calypso tunes her car so that it can do that, and she winds up [[spoiler:breaking the laws of physics and traveling back in time, eventually running out of gas in the prehistoric era and getting stomped on by a dinosaur]]. Her sister Miranda in ''Head-On'' wishes that she can find her, [[spoiler:and she [[CameBackWrong comes back as a zombie]].]]
7th Apr '18 10:10:18 PM Vir
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*** Needles' wish in the 2012 game is to find his daughter Sophie Kane, who stabbed him in his left eye and is [[FinalGirl the only person to have ever survived an encounter with him]]. [[spoiler: He ends up getting [[BuriedAlive teleported into her casket]]. She [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself]] ten years prior, as you would expect from someone who witnessed their serial killer father murder their family.]] In the original draft, he [[spoiler:finds Sophie, in this version not related to him and who has become a serial killer like him and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage he falls in love with her]] right before she decapitates him with a pair of hedge clippers and uses his head as a torch to hunt more civilians.]]

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*** Needles' wish in the 2012 game is to find his daughter Sophie Kane, who stabbed him in his left eye and is [[FinalGirl the only person to have ever survived an encounter with him]]. [[spoiler: He ends up getting [[BuriedAlive teleported into her casket]]. She [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself]] ten years prior, as you would expect from someone who witnessed their serial killer father murder their family.]] In the original draft, he [[spoiler:finds Sophie, in this version not related to him and who has become a serial killer like him and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage he falls in love with her]] right before she decapitates him with a pair of hedge clippers and uses his flaming head as a torch to hunt more civilians.]]
7th Apr '18 7:35:18 PM Vir
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** In ''Twisted Metal: Black'', Roadkill's driver John Doe, an amnesic character, wants to know who he was. Calypso grants his wish [[spoiler: and then shoots him, because he was an amnesiac FBI agent sent to arrest Calypso.]]

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** In ''Twisted Metal: Black'', Roadkill's driver John Doe, an amnesic amnesiac character, wants to know who he was. Calypso grants his wish [[spoiler: and then shoots him, because he was an amnesiac FBI agent sent to arrest Calypso.]]
7th Apr '18 7:34:44 PM Vir
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*** 2012 Dollface's wish is to be on the world's largest runway. [[spoiler: She's teleported onto an airstrip and run over by a plane.]] In the first draft, she wishes to have her mask removed like her ''Black'' counterpart, [[spoiler: but is horrified by her own reflection, puts her mask back on, and is also run over.]]

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*** 2012 Dollface's wish is to be on the world's largest runway. [[spoiler: She's teleported onto an airstrip and run over by a plane.]] In the first draft, she wishes to have her mask removed like her ''Black'' counterpart, [[spoiler: but is horrified by her own reflection, puts her mask back on, and is also run over.]] In the third draft, she gets the mask removed, [[spoiler: but her face now looks like it and she goes on a spree of murdering supermodels out of rage.]]
7th Apr '18 7:18:04 PM Vir
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** In ''Twisted Metal: Black'', Roadkill, an amnesic character, wants to know who he was. Calypso grants his wish [[spoiler: and then shoots him, because he was an amnesiac FBI agent sent to arrest Calypso.]]
** Dollface in ''Black'' wishes to be able to take off [[ClingyCostume her unremovable mask]] from which she gets her moniker. She's given a SadisticChoice when it turns out that taking the key to the mask will also mean killing her former employer, the guy who locked her in it in the first place, but since [[KickTheSonOfABitch he had it coming]], [[PayEvilUntoEvil she goes through with it]]... only to decide that she's fine wearing her mask until she grows old.

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** In ''Twisted Metal: Black'', Roadkill, Roadkill's driver John Doe, an amnesic character, wants to know who he was. Calypso grants his wish [[spoiler: and then shoots him, because he was an amnesiac FBI agent sent to arrest Calypso.]]
** Dollface Dollface, the driver of Darkside in ''Black'' ''Black'', wishes to be able to take off [[ClingyCostume her unremovable mask]] from which she gets her moniker. She's given a SadisticChoice when it turns out that taking the key to the mask will also mean killing her former employer, the guy who locked her in it in the first place, but since [[KickTheSonOfABitch he had it coming]], [[PayEvilUntoEvil she goes through with it]]... only to decide that she's fine wearing her mask until she grows old.



** On the other hand, though, there were a few characters where he honestly granted their wish. Endings involving {{revenge}} (such as No-Face's, Mr. Grimm's, Shadow's, and Junkyard Dog's endings in ''Twisted Metal: Black'') are usually granted with no strings attached, as they are pretty simple ones that screw someone else over. The first game also had Calypso generally be more honest with his wishes, with the only driver who got unambiguously screwed being Carl Roberts, the driver of Outlaw -- and that was likely because he made a wish (ending the Twisted Metal contest) that served as a metaphorical slap in Calypso's face.

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** On the other hand, though, there were a few characters where he honestly granted their wish. Endings involving {{revenge}} (such as No-Face's, No-Face, Mr. Grimm's, Shadow's, Grimm, Raven, and Junkyard Dog's Billy Ray Stillwell's endings in ''Twisted Metal: Black'') are usually granted with no strings attached, as they are pretty simple ones that screw someone else over. The first game also had Calypso generally be more honest with his wishes, with the only driver who got unambiguously screwed being Carl Roberts, the driver of Outlaw -- and that was likely because he made a wish (ending the Twisted Metal contest) that served as a metaphorical slap in Calypso's face.



*** In ''Black'', Needles Kane, the driver of Sweet Tooth, is a serial killer who's caught and given the chair. However, Preacher shows up at his execution and curses him, which results in the flames on his head that he can never be rid of. Calypso promises to get rid of the curse if he wins. Calypso delivers, [[spoiler: but he says the curse will return if Sweet Tooth ever kills anyone. Sweet Tooth decides he likes killing too much to give it up and that he'd rather live with the flames. His first new victim is Calypso himself.]]
*** The three playable characters in the campaign of the 2012 game meet similar fates: Needles' wish is to find his daughter Sophie Kane, who stabbed him in his left eye and is [[FinalGirl the only person to have ever survived an encounter with him]]. [[spoiler: He ends up getting [[BuriedAlive teleported into her casket]]. She [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself]] ten years prior, as you would expect from someone who witnessed their serial killer father murder their family.]] Mr. Grimm's wish is to go back in time to before his father died doing a stunt. [[spoiler: He's teleported into his father's truck and causes him to crash, then is shot to death by his younger self, creating a StableTimeLoop.]] Dollface's wish is to be on the world's largest runway. [[spoiler: She's teleported onto an airstrip and crushed by a plane.]]

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*** In ''Black'', Needles Kane, the driver of Sweet Tooth, is a serial killer who's caught and given the chair. However, Preacher shows up at his execution and curses him, which results in the flames on his head that he can never be rid of. Calypso promises to get rid of the curse if he wins. Calypso delivers, [[spoiler: but he says the curse will return if Sweet Tooth Needles ever kills anyone. Sweet Tooth Needles decides he likes killing too much to give it up and that he'd rather live with the flames. His first new victim is Calypso himself.]]
*** The three playable characters in the campaign of the 2012 game meet similar fates: Needles' wish in the 2012 game is to find his daughter Sophie Kane, who stabbed him in his left eye and is [[FinalGirl the only person to have ever survived an encounter with him]]. [[spoiler: He ends up getting [[BuriedAlive teleported into her casket]]. She [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself]] ten years prior, as you would expect from someone who witnessed their serial killer father murder their family.]] In the original draft, he [[spoiler:finds Sophie, in this version not related to him and who has become a serial killer like him and [[InLoveWithYourCarnage he falls in love with her]] right before she decapitates him with a pair of hedge clippers and uses his head as a torch to hunt more civilians.]]
*** 2012
Mr. Grimm's wish is Grimm wishes to go back in time to before his father died doing a stunt. [[spoiler: He's teleported into his father's truck and causes him to crash, then is shot to death by his younger self, creating condemning him to a StableTimeLoop.]] In the first draft, he wishes to be able to successfully pull off the stunt that killed his father, and is given a spectral bike to do exactly that. [[spoiler: The bike makes the jump, but Mr. Grimm doesn't and falls to his death.]] In the second draft, he wishes to see his father again, [[spoiler: and finds himself in his truck with the latter's 20-year-old corpse at the wheel before it drives them into a truck driven by Calypso.]]
*** 2012
Dollface's wish is to be on the world's largest runway. [[spoiler: She's teleported onto an airstrip and crushed run over by a plane.]] In the first draft, she wishes to have her mask removed like her ''Black'' counterpart, [[spoiler: but is horrified by her own reflection, puts her mask back on, and is also run over.]]
7th Apr '18 1:37:07 AM Vir
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** [[spoiler:If he says "I want to be immortal," he turns into a statue.]]

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** [[spoiler:If he says "I want to be immortal," he [[TakenForGranite turns into a statue.statue]].]]



** In ''Head-On'', Krista, the ghostly driver of Grasshopper and daughter of Calypso, wishes to undo the car crash that killed her and her mother. The crash is erased from history... [[spoiler:and Krista is put into a indefinite coma in a swingset accident to make up for it]]. With this it would even appear that Calypso is not in total control of his Jackass Genie ways, as even he is depressed by the outcome of this wish. Most likely Karma in his case.

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** Dollface in ''Black'' wishes to be able to take off [[ClingyCostume her unremovable mask]] from which she gets her moniker. She's given a SadisticChoice when it turns out that taking the key to the mask will also mean killing her former employer, the guy who locked her in it in the first place, but since [[KickTheSonOfABitch he had it coming]], [[PayEvilUntoEvil she goes through with it]]... only to decide that she's fine wearing her mask until she grows old.
** In ''Head-On'', Krista, the ghostly driver of Grasshopper and daughter of Calypso, wishes to undo the car crash that killed her and her mother. The crash is erased from history... [[spoiler:and Krista is put into a an indefinite coma in a swingset accident to make up for it]]. With this it would even appear that Calypso is not in total control of his Jackass Genie ways, as even he is depressed by the outcome of this wish. Most likely Karma in his case.



** The third game, one of the two ''Twisted Metal'' games that [[CanonDiscontinuity doesn't exist]], was especially bad when it came to this. The character Axel wishes to become completely mechanical, so Calypso turns him into a wristwatch. Angela wants to sit at home and watch TV all day, so Calypso ties her to a chair and forces her to watch nothing but {{infomercial}}s. The cops want a crime-free world. Okay, great, now they're out of a job and destitute on the streets since there's no need for police anymore. One character wishes to party all night long, so he gets sent to Antarctica where nights last for 6 months. The demon Minion wishes to spend eternity in hell, and ends up trapped in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan Hell, Michigan]].

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** The third game, one of the two ''Twisted Metal'' games that [[CanonDiscontinuity doesn't don't exist]], was especially bad when it came to this. The character Axel wishes to become completely mechanical, so Calypso turns him into a wristwatch. Angela wants to sit at home and watch TV all day, so Calypso ties her to a chair and forces her to watch nothing but {{infomercial}}s. The cops want a crime-free world. Okay, great, now they're out of a job and destitute on the streets since there's no need for police anymore. One character wishes to party all night long, so he gets sent to Antarctica where nights last for 6 months. The demon Minion wishes to spend eternity in hell, and ends up trapped in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell,_Michigan Hell, Michigan]].



*** Happens to all three playable characters in the campaign of the 2012 game: Needles' wish is to find his daughter Sophie Kane, who stabbed him in his left eye and is [[FinalGirl the only person to have ever survived an encounter with him]]. [[spoiler: He ends up getting [[BuriedAlive teleported into her casket]]. She [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself]] ten years prior, as you would expect from someone who witnessed their serial killer father murder their family.]] Mr. Grimm's wish is to go back in time to before his father died doing a stunt. [[spoiler: He's teleported into his father's truck and causes him to crash, then is shot to death by his younger self, creating a StableTimeLoop.]] Dollface's wish is to be on the world's largest runway. [[spoiler: She's teleported onto an airstrip and crushed by a plane.]]

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*** Happens to all The three playable characters in the campaign of the 2012 game: game meet similar fates: Needles' wish is to find his daughter Sophie Kane, who stabbed him in his left eye and is [[FinalGirl the only person to have ever survived an encounter with him]]. [[spoiler: He ends up getting [[BuriedAlive teleported into her casket]]. She [[DrivenToSuicide shot herself]] ten years prior, as you would expect from someone who witnessed their serial killer father murder their family.]] Mr. Grimm's wish is to go back in time to before his father died doing a stunt. [[spoiler: He's teleported into his father's truck and causes him to crash, then is shot to death by his younger self, creating a StableTimeLoop.]] Dollface's wish is to be on the world's largest runway. [[spoiler: She's teleported onto an airstrip and crushed by a plane.]]
20th Mar '18 5:46:14 PM Lemia
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* The short story [[http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/the-genie-and-the-inquisitor-johnny-compton/ "The Genie and the Inquisitor"]] at Fantasy Scroll Magazine features a showdown between a Jerkass Genie and a clever protagonist.

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* The short story [[http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/the-genie-and-the-inquisitor-johnny-compton/ "The Genie and the Inquisitor"]] at Fantasy Scroll Magazine features a showdown between a Jerkass Genie and a clever protagonist. [[spoiler:It turns out that the protagonist has been trying to find a genie that ''doesn't'' fit this trope but when his latest summoned genie proves to be just as evil as all the previous ones, he has no qualms in wishing for it to answer his questions with "absolute, unambiguous honesty" (with it undergoing extremely painful BodyHorror if it tries defying his wish) and then asking it what it fears the most and how he can word his next wish to make that worst fear come true for it.]]
2nd Mar '18 6:49:43 PM CyberTiger88
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As you can plainly see, oftentimes the Jackass Genie just seems to be [[KickTheDog taking cheap shots at characters who are literally helpless before him]]. As a result, expect him to be the clear villain when he appears. The Literal Genie can be excused somewhat if they're just naturally [[TheDitz ditzy]] or are trying to teach you a lesson [[AnAesop about being careful what you wish for]], but the Jackass Genie can lay no such claim. If there is any lesson to be learned with them, it might be "if an offer seems too good to be true, it is" -- after all, this genie acts like a supernatural ConMan, and you [[{{Greed}} always had the option]] to walk away and/or [[{{Wishplosion}} wish none of this ever happened]]. If you literally wish for the latter however, don't be too surprised if the genie erases either you, the entire earth, or the universe from history. MortonsFork may apply.

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As you can plainly see, oftentimes the Jackass Genie just seems to be [[KickTheDog taking cheap shots at characters who are literally helpless before him]]. As a result, expect him to be the clear villain when he appears. The Literal Genie can be excused somewhat if they're just naturally [[TheDitz ditzy]] or are trying to teach you a lesson [[AnAesop about being careful what you wish for]], but the Jackass Genie can lay no such claim. If there is any lesson to be learned with them, it might be "if "[[TooGoodToBeTrue if an offer seems too good to be true, it is" is]]" -- after all, this genie acts like a supernatural ConMan, and you [[{{Greed}} you always had the option]] option to walk away away]] and/or [[{{Wishplosion}} wish none of this ever happened]]. If you literally wish for the latter however, don't be too surprised if the genie erases either you, the entire earth, or the universe from history. MortonsFork may apply.
2nd Mar '18 9:54:42 AM SparksOfTheTempest
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** ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors'' features a cursed gem that purports to grant wishes; when the wish is made, it will do an exact opposite or otherwise turn the wish against you (given example: when asked to bring somebody back from the dead, it'll instead destroy his remains, or even kill somebody else), AND then it explodes, burning everybody in the vicinity to death.

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* ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors''
** ''TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors'' The module features a cursed gem that purports to grant wishes; when the wish is made, it will do an exact opposite or otherwise turn the wish against you (given example: when asked to bring somebody back from the dead, it'll instead destroy his remains, or even kill somebody else), AND then it explodes, burning everybody in the vicinity to death.death.
** There's also an efreeti in a bottle. If the players try to bargain with the efreeti to let him out, he'll grant three wishes but will be a jackass about it. If the players mishandle his bottle in any way he won't even give them that; he simply attacks them outright. If the players open the bottle without attempting to bargain with the efreeti, however, he'll grant their three wishes without any malice.
21st Feb '18 7:14:12 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', the cleric Maxo briefly falls into a small subdimension of Hell, and encounters a very powerful demon who offers to grant him a Wish at whatever future point he wants it. Maxo accepts the offer, thinking it might come in handy at some point. Much later, Maxo wants to resurrect one of his friends, and the demon uses that to sneak out of his prison dimension in the guise of that resurrected friend. What pushes it over into this trope is that not only was that ''not'' what Maxo wanted, but Maxo did not intend to use the Wish, and didn't even say "I wish Candesco were brought back to life".
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