History Main / MundaneWish

26th May '16 8:33:07 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Commander Red is eventually revealed to want the Dragon Balls to wish [[TheNapoleon to be taller.]] Upon hearing this, Staff Officer Black, enraged that he wasted so many resources on such a petty wish, shoots him dead.

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** Commander Red is eventually revealed to want the Dragon Balls to wish [[TheNapoleon to be taller.]] Upon hearing this, Staff Officer Black, [[EvenEvilHasStandards enraged that he wasted so many resources on such a petty wish, wish]], shoots him dead.
8th May '16 1:45:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A ''Frumpy The Clown'' comic had the eponymous sarcastic clown and a kid encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first {{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While the kid complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].

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* A ''Frumpy The Clown'' comic had the eponymous sarcastic clown and a kid encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While the kid complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].
17th Jan '16 12:02:48 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied by PerryBibleFellowship [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF210-Wishing_Well.gif here]].

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* Parodied by PerryBibleFellowship ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF210-Wishing_Well.gif here]].
5th Dec '15 4:23:43 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''SesameStreet'' Christmas special [[Film/ElmoSavesChristmas Elmo Saves Christmas]], Elmo gets a magic snowglobe from Santa Claus. He uses the first wish to get a drink of water.

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* In a ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' Christmas special [[Film/ElmoSavesChristmas Elmo Saves Christmas]], Elmo gets a magic snowglobe from Santa Claus. He uses the first wish to get a drink of water.
16th Sep '15 6:15:54 PM eroock
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This trope is closely related to WastefulWishing, but differs in intent -- WastefulWishing is when a request is mundane because the wisher was being frivolous or made a mistake. A MundaneWish, in contrast, is ''intentionally'' chosen because that's all the wisher wants.

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This trope is closely related to WastefulWishing, but differs in intent -- WastefulWishing is when a request is mundane because the wisher was being frivolous or made a mistake. A MundaneWish, Mundane Wish, in contrast, is ''intentionally'' chosen because that's all the wisher wants.
16th Sep '15 6:15:15 PM eroock
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MundaneWish is the trope when a character, given the opportunity to choose any reward without restraint, intentionally picks something simple and commonplace. While this may be done simply for comedy, it is often used to establish the practical or humble nature of the wisher -- such as if Bob simply doesn't ''want'' or ''need'' anything grand, or doesn't even think to ask for such. Alternately, Bob may be GenreSavvy enough to wish for something simple in order to counteract [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the backfire potential]] of a [[LiteralGenie literal]] or JerkassGenie.

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MundaneWish Mundane Wish is the trope when a character, given the opportunity to choose any reward without restraint, intentionally picks something simple and commonplace. While this may be done simply for comedy, it is often used to establish the practical or humble nature of the wisher -- such as if Bob simply doesn't ''want'' or ''need'' anything grand, or doesn't even think to ask for such. Alternately, Bob may be GenreSavvy enough to wish for something simple in order to counteract [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the backfire potential]] of a [[LiteralGenie literal]] or JerkassGenie.
9th Sep '15 11:21:16 AM TheSinful
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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.
4th Sep '15 7:58:03 PM nombretomado
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* Three soldiers of NapoleonBonaparte - a German, a Pole and a Jew - have fought well in battle, and he decides to grant each of them a wish.

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* Three soldiers of NapoleonBonaparte UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte - a German, a Pole and a Jew - have fought well in battle, and he decides to grant each of them a wish.
24th Aug '15 10:07:13 PM karstovich2
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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Londo, ambassador of the Centauri, proved himself so good at his job that the Emperor had him name a wish for him to grant. Londo's wish? Divorcing his wives. {{Justified}} by the fact the nicest one [[spoiler: (that he eventually elects to keep when the Emperor had him choose)]] has a fully-deserved fame for ''biting'', and the description below is actually ''flattering''.

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Londo, ambassador of the Centauri, proved himself so good at his job that the Emperor had him name a wish for him to grant. Londo's wish? Divorcing wish?
---> '''Londo''': ''*gleefully*'' A ''divorce''!
** Specifically, divorcing two of
his three wives. {{Justified}} by the fact the nicest one [[spoiler: (that he eventually elects to keep when the Emperor had him choose)]] has a fully-deserved fame for ''biting'', and the description below is actually ''flattering''.
22nd Aug '15 9:01:21 PM TheSinful
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Some of reasons members of the [[Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft Cult of the Damned]] joined in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6423427/1/ Frostblood]]'' are rather mundane over all. One wanted to be a mage but wasn't talented enough for Dalaran or rich enough to afford an apprenticeship. Another wanted to see everything the world had to offer and decided living forever was the best way to achieve that.
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