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16th May '17 5:59:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TwistedMetal'', Calypso uses the stolen power of a demon to grant the winner of the titular demolition derby any wish they desire. Some ending show that he is forced to carry out the wish no matter what it is, making Calypso abuse the LiteralGenie principle very frequently. However, some wishes fall under this, such as Sweet Tooth's wishes in 1 and 3 (for a paper bag and candy, respectively) and Hammerhead in 1 (to repair his truck's tires). Along with Cousin Ed's wish in Head On where he just wanted his RV made in chrome so its "shiny".

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* In ''TwistedMetal'', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', Calypso uses the stolen power of a demon to grant the winner of the titular demolition derby any wish they desire. Some ending show that he is forced to carry out the wish no matter what it is, making Calypso abuse the LiteralGenie principle very frequently. However, some wishes fall under this, such as Sweet Tooth's wishes in 1 and 3 (for a paper bag and candy, respectively) and Hammerhead in 1 (to repair his truck's tires). Along with Cousin Ed's wish in Head On where he just wanted his RV made in chrome so its "shiny".
3rd Apr '17 6:30:30 PM nombretomado
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* In the animated ''PunkyBrewster'' episode "Any Wish Way But Loose," the wish spell Glomer intended for Punky hits Margaux instead. When Allen says something atypically inane, Margaux spouts "I wish you'd disappear!" Allen does just that.

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* In the animated ''PunkyBrewster'' ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'' episode "Any Wish Way But Loose," the wish spell Glomer intended for Punky hits Margaux instead. When Allen says something atypically inane, Margaux spouts "I wish you'd disappear!" Allen does just that.
19th Mar '17 7:43:32 AM Buck
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* Alexander the Great, at one point visited Corinth. While there he offered, according to the story, a particular Philosopher (Diogenes) anything he wanted and, being emperor of just about everything at the time, he could have granted it. Diogenes only looked up, slightly irritated, and asked him to get out of his light. Sometimes interpreted as Diogenes showing Alexander that all his worldly triumphs couldn't compare to the wonders of nature such as the sunlight. As an alternative interpretation Diogenes showed Alexander the joys of simplicity, because Diogenes was happier than Alexander despite Alexander being the emperor and he could have anything he wanted at the snap of his fingers.

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* Alexander the Great, at one point visited Corinth. While there he offered, according to the story, a particular Philosopher (Diogenes) anything he wanted and, being emperor of just about everything at the time, he could have granted it. Diogenes only looked up, slightly irritated, and asked him to get out of his light. Sometimes interpreted as Diogenes showing Alexander that all his worldly triumphs couldn't compare to the wonders of nature such as the sunlight. As an alternative interpretation Diogenes unintentionally showed Alexander the joys of simplicity, because Diogenes was happier than Alexander despite Alexander being the emperor and he could have having anything he wanted at the snap of his fingers.fingers.
--> '''Alexander:''' "Were I not Alexander, I would be Diogenes."
19th Mar '17 7:33:43 AM Buck
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* Alexander the Great, at one point visited Corinth. While there he offered, according to the story, a particular Philosopher (Diogenes) anything he wanted and, being emperor of just about everything at the time, he could have granted it. Diogenes only looked up, slightly irritated, and asked him to get out of his light. Sometimes interpreted as Diogenes showing Alexander that all his worldly triumphs couldn't compare to the wonders of nature such as the sunlight.

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* Alexander the Great, at one point visited Corinth. While there he offered, according to the story, a particular Philosopher (Diogenes) anything he wanted and, being emperor of just about everything at the time, he could have granted it. Diogenes only looked up, slightly irritated, and asked him to get out of his light. Sometimes interpreted as Diogenes showing Alexander that all his worldly triumphs couldn't compare to the wonders of nature such as the sunlight. As an alternative interpretation Diogenes showed Alexander the joys of simplicity, because Diogenes was happier than Alexander despite Alexander being the emperor and he could have anything he wanted at the snap of his fingers.
12th Feb '17 3:53:20 AM LinTaylor
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** Subverted in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. After winning the Universe 6 & 7 tournament, Beerus uses the Super Dragon Balls (powered by the God of Dragons and capable of granting '''any''' wish with no restrictions), to wish for...a comfier bed. Bulma calls him out on wasting the wish, but what he actually wished for was [[spoiler:for Universe 6's Earth, which had been wiped out due to human wars, to be restored and for it to have development and culture on par with Universe 7's Earth. He claims he only did it so his brother Champa, the God of Destruction for Universe 6, would owe him one.]

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** Subverted in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. After winning the Universe 6 & 7 tournament, Beerus uses the Super Dragon Balls (powered by the God of Dragons and capable of granting '''any''' wish with no restrictions), to wish for...a comfier bed. Bulma calls him out on wasting the wish, but what he actually wished for was [[spoiler:for Universe 6's Earth, which had been wiped out due to human wars, to be restored and for it to have development and culture on par with Universe 7's Earth. He claims he only did it so his brother Champa, the God of Destruction for Universe 6, would owe him one.]]]
12th Feb '17 3:53:05 AM LinTaylor
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** Subverted in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''. After winning the Universe 6 & 7 tournament, Beerus uses the Super Dragon Balls (powered by the God of Dragons and capable of granting '''any''' wish with no restrictions), to wish for...a comfier bed. Bulma calls him out on wasting the wish, but what he actually wished for was [[spoiler:for Universe 6's Earth, which had been wiped out due to human wars, to be restored and for it to have development and culture on par with Universe 7's Earth. He claims he only did it so his brother Champa, the God of Destruction for Universe 6, would owe him one.]
31st Jan '17 6:12:44 AM mothlight
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* Roleplay/{{Glowfic}}, with wishcoins. {{Justified}} because wishcoins come in sizes and the smaller ones can only ''do'' mundane wishes.
25th Dec '16 11:34:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTwilightZone'' The Original Series episode "The Man in the Bottle". The couples' first wish (out of four) is to have a pane of glass in their shop repaired, in order to [[GodTest test the genie's power]] first. The couple then proceed [[WastefulWishing to waste their remaining wishes]], but in the end console themselves with the thought that at least the glass got repaired. Guess what happens next.

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* ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': The Original Series episode "The Man in the Bottle". The couples' first wish (out of four) is to have a pane of glass in their shop repaired, in order to [[GodTest test the genie's power]] first. The couple then proceed [[WastefulWishing to waste their remaining wishes]], but in the end console themselves with the thought that at least the glass got repaired. Guess what happens next.
7th Dec '16 3:58:40 PM Morgenthaler
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28th Nov '16 8:57:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Saito in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/11/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'' asks Princess Henrietta for a house after he [[IOweYouMyLife saves her life]]. Normally such a thing wouldn't be that mundane but it's established just about the only thing he can't ask for a noble title due to not risking his life while saving hers.

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* Saito in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090792/11/Zero-no-Tsukaima-Saito-the-Onmyoji Zero no Tsukaima: Saito the Onmyoji]]'' ''Fanfic/ZeroNoTsukaimaSaitoTheOnmyoji'' asks Princess Henrietta for a house after he [[IOweYouMyLife saves her life]]. Normally such a thing wouldn't be that mundane but it's established just about the only thing he can't ask for a noble title due to not risking his life while saving hers.
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