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25th Apr '16 4:49:16 PM R1ck
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', we got the Wishing Dolly. When we [[http://oglaf.com/unattainable/1/ first see it]], it seems to be more of a LiteralGenie (an ugly girl wishes to be beautiful and becomes so fancy that ''everyone'' thinks she's out of their league). In the next strip however, we get to see that there's more to it than just the wording of the wish.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', we got the Wishing Dolly. When we [[http://oglaf.com/unattainable/1/ first see it]], it seems to be more of a LiteralGenie (an ugly girl wishes to be beautiful and becomes so fancy that ''everyone'' thinks she's out of their league). In the next strip however, we get to see that there's more to it than just the wording of the wish. NSFW.



* This was a major plot arc in ''Webcomic/TheWotch'': There was a cursed bottle that would summon a Genie but no matter what the wish or the temperament of the Genie, the Genie would be forced to grant the wish in the worst way possible. The bottle was made by a KnightTemplar Genie who wanted revenge on humans for the imprisonment and abuse of power by humans. The bottle being unearthed causes a civil war, as the older Genie wanted to still punish humans, while the younger ones wanted it to end as most if not all of the regular bottles were destroyed and no one knows how to make more.
25th Apr '16 4:41:09 PM R1ck
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** Interestingly, the ''Dungeons & Dragons'' rulebook flat-out states in its entry on the "Wish" spell (which, as its name implies, lets the caster wish for things, albeit with some restrictions) that the Dungeon Master should try to play Literal Genie in order to prevent players from abusing it. (It lists as an example a wish for an enemy to die instead just send the player character into the far future when the enemy ''is'' dead, removing them from the campaign)
** And the spell "Speak with Dead", that allows a player to ask three questions of a corpse:
--->"How many questions do I get?"\\
"Three."\\
"How many now?"\\
"One."\\
"Are you serious?!"\\
"Yes."
24th Apr '16 6:56:22 PM ShorinBJ
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*** First, Elizabeth manages to [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal]] in return for the Medallion. However, she neglects to negotiate her return to shore. Barbossa quickly abuses this by kidnapping her, stating that her return to shore was not part of the agreement, and so he "must" do nothing.

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*** First, Elizabeth manages to [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal]] in return for the Medallion. However, she neglects to negotiate her return to shore. Barbossa quickly abuses this by kidnapping her, stating that her return to shore was not part of the agreement, and so he "must" do nothing. Of course, as he points out, the Pirate's Code is for ''pirates''. In a sense, he was being courteous by negotiating with her at all.


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** The genie's schtick ties into something that is often stated, usually by Rumplestiltskin: "All magic has a price."
24th Apr '16 8:30:30 AM Dravencour
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* The manga ''Wish'' of Mia Ikumi (also author of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'') revolves around the so-called Angel of Wishes, a mysterious entity looking like a woman in school uniform and witch hat that gives people cell phones to contact her and make a single wish she'll then proceed to screw over:
** the first chapter features the three friends Rikako, Ai and Mai getting the cell phone. Rikako uses her wish to get Ai and her beloved Yamaguchi together, only for Ai to start ignoring them and Yamaguchi later admitting he liked ''Rikako''. When Rikako, pissed, tries and get back Yamaguchi and Mai tries playing peacemaker, Ai cries out she wishes that Rikako and Mai would disappear ''while she was in contact with the 'Angel[='=]'', who proceeds to summon an EldritchAbomination to eat them until Yamaguchi gets the cell phone and wishes the monster away. Mai, finally, feeling betrayed by her friends, for whom she was willing to renounce to both the wish and Yamaguchi's love, makes an untold wish that is implied will kill them. The 'Angel' did all this just to show that friendship is a fickle thing;

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* The manga ''Wish'' of ''{{Manga/Wish}}'' by Mia Ikumi (also author of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'') revolves around the so-called Angel of Wishes, a mysterious entity looking like a woman in school uniform and witch hat that gives people cell phones to contact her and make a single wish she'll then proceed to screw over:
** the The first chapter features the three friends Rikako, Ai and Mai getting the cell phone. Rikako uses her wish to get Ai and her beloved Yamaguchi together, only for Ai to start ignoring them and Yamaguchi later admitting he liked ''Rikako''. When Rikako, pissed, tries and get back Yamaguchi and Mai tries playing peacemaker, Ai cries out she wishes that Rikako and Mai would disappear ''while she was in contact with the 'Angel[='=]'', who proceeds to summon an EldritchAbomination to eat them until Yamaguchi gets the cell phone and wishes the monster away. Mai, finally, feeling betrayed by her friends, for whom she was willing to renounce to both the wish and Yamaguchi's love, makes an untold wish that is implied will kill them. The 'Angel' did all this just to show that friendship is a fickle thing;



** in the third chapter, a girl named Kumi has a crush on a boy named Kisarazu, and wishes for him to become small so she'll be able to care for him in her home and he'll fall for her. The 'Angel' obliges, and enjoys the show when RealityEnsues: Kisarazu is terrified, and is utterly furious when he learns that Kumi is responsible for his condition;
** the fourth chapter opens with a man lying in his own blood and an high school student crying she didn't mean that when she wished her teacher would disappear, while the 'Angel' states she fulfils ''any'' wish and that's the wisher's problem if she isn't happy with the result. She later states she'll screw up another wish upon sending a cell phone to a girl in need... And is happy when the girl ignores the cell phone: the 'Angel' screws up wishes ''on purpose'', because she doesn't like when people cry for help at the first problem even when they can actually fulfil their wishes on their own ([[FridgeBrilliance thus explaining why she didn't screw up Akio's wish: bringing people back to life is beyond Human abilities]]). And ends the chapter and the manga by preparing to screw another wish up.

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** in In the third chapter, a girl named Kumi has a crush on a boy named Kisarazu, and wishes for him to become small so she'll be able to care for him in her home and he'll fall for her. The 'Angel' obliges, and enjoys the show when RealityEnsues: Kisarazu is terrified, and is utterly furious when he learns that Kumi is responsible for his condition;
** the The fourth chapter opens with a man lying in his own blood and an high school student crying she didn't mean that when she wished her teacher would disappear, while the 'Angel' states she fulfils ''any'' wish and that's the wisher's problem if she isn't happy with the result. She later states she'll screw up another wish upon sending a cell phone to a girl in need... And is happy when the girl ignores the cell phone: the 'Angel' screws up wishes ''on purpose'', because she doesn't like when people cry for help at the first problem even when they can actually fulfil their wishes on their own ([[FridgeBrilliance thus explaining why she didn't screw up Akio's wish: bringing people back to life is beyond Human abilities]]). And ends the chapter and the manga by preparing to screw another wish up.
21st Apr '16 4:17:16 PM SSJMagus
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*** On a related note, the Clerical version, "Miracle" is adjudicated by the caster's god- if they ask for too much, or something not following the god's philosophy, god says "no", and you waste time and a spell. and in the later case, the GM could reasonably have the god punishing the cleric for their temerity.

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*** On a related note, the Clerical version, "Miracle" is adjudicated by the caster's god- if they ask for too much, or something not following the god's philosophy, god says "no", and you waste time and a spell. and And in the later case, the GM could reasonably have the god punishing the cleric for their temerity.
17th Apr '16 8:42:34 PM zaphod77
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**** Most likely Karma in this case.



** 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.

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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, Mr. Grimm's, Shadow's and Junkyard Dog's endings in ''Twisted Metal: Black'') are usually granted with no strings attached.attached, as they are pretty simple ones that screw someone else over.



*** In the first game, the driver of Roadkill wishes to go back in time to undo the deaths of his platoon in the jungles of South America. Calypso tries to warn him of how dangerous this wish is, but grants it anyway. He is sent back in time and is almost immediately shot and killed at point blank range by an enemy soldier.

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*** In the first game, the driver of Roadkill wishes to go back in time to undo the deaths of his platoon in the jungles of South America. Calypso tries to warn him of [[SchmuckBait how dangerous this wish is, is]], but grants it anyway. He is sent back in time and is almost immediately shot and killed at point blank range by an enemy soldier.
7th Apr '16 11:13:40 AM luiz4200
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*** Within a time period of "fifteen legal minutes", the lawyer words a wish in a way that'll undo the harms caused by the second and the third wishes and release Cosmo and Wanda but Norm still finds two ways to screw Timmy: when Timmy's Dad is taken back home from jail, his cellmate goes with him; and Trixie stops wanting to kiss everyone named "Timmy Turner" right when she's about to kiss him.
30th Mar '16 12:53:30 PM WillKeaton
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* [[XMeetsY This meets]] ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39168-Aisleventure-Make-a-contract-with-me-and-become-a-magical-girl!-THE-END this forum game]].

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* [[XMeetsY This meets]] ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' in [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?39168-Aisleventure-Make-a-contract-with-me-and-become-a-magical-girl!-THE-END this forum game]].game.]]



* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/280257/the-wishing-pool The Wishing Pool]]'', Rarity goes to a wishing pool to ask for a perfect romantic partner, and wishes to be a princess, too, while she's at it. Although she's GenreSavvy enough to thoroughly describe the kind of partner she'd be happiest with, [[spoiler:she never specified that said partner should be a stallion, and it doesn't escape the pool's notice t hat you can become a princess by marriage, too...]]

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* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony]]'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/280257/the-wishing-pool The Wishing Pool]]'', Pool,]]'' Rarity goes to a wishing pool to ask for a perfect romantic partner, and wishes to be a princess, too, while she's at it. Although she's GenreSavvy enough to thoroughly describe the kind of partner she'd be happiest with, [[spoiler:she never specified that said partner should be a stallion, and it doesn't escape the pool's notice t hat you can become a princess by marriage, too...]]
29th Mar '16 6:04:16 AM Hanz
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Lucius Needful's shop is more or less like this, he'll sell you something that'll fix your problem, but will also come with an ironic twist that'll screw you right over. However, he happened to come upon [[MadScientist Rick]], who isn't having any of his crap, and buys his things, purges them from their curses and resells them for a profit. Things didn't go too well for Mr. Needful after that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': [[LouisCypher Lucius Needful's Needful's]] shop is more or less like this, he'll sell give you something for free that'll fix your problem, but will also come with an ironic twist that'll screw you right over. However, he happened to come upon [[MadScientist Rick]], who isn't having any of his crap, and buys his things, purges them from their curses curses/negative side-effects (turning a pair of boxing gloves that trap you in the 1920's into time traveling devices for example) and resells them for a profit. Things didn't go too well for Mr. Needful after that.
24th Mar '16 7:26:53 PM Looneygamemaster
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* ''Series/FraggleRock'' has an episode called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin One Mean Genie.]]" Though he's something of a subversion in that he's [[TheBully a bullying jerk all on his own]], [[spoiler: and it's Wembley using the wishes (which he apparently can't twist) that fixes his damage.]]

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* ''Series/FraggleRock'' has an episode called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin One [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "One Mean Genie.]]" "]] Though he's something of a subversion in that he's [[TheBully a bullying jerk all on his own]], [[spoiler: and it's Wembley using the wishes (which he apparently can't twist) that fixes his damage.]]
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