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21st Feb '17 4:37:29 AM book
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** Prince Houssain gets married to a genie after a failed attempt at gaining a princess. (Long story)
16th Feb '17 11:42:52 PM ShorinBJ
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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has the infamous blue Genie, who is a ''really'' [[BenevolentGenie nice jinni]], will only give three wishes to whoever finds his lamp, and doesn't go for the {{literal|Genie}} or {{jackass|Genie}} route even when he's saddled with an evil master. The wishes have three limitations: genies can't kill anyone, make people fall in love, or bring people BackFromTheDead. (Well, Genie elaborates that he ''can'' do the third one, it's just "not a pretty picture". He's probably [[RuleOfFunny just joking.]])\\\
Freed genies seem to be much less powerful than genies of the lamp, as Jafar ([[BecomingTheGenie now a genie himself]]) utterly trounces the newly-freed Genie in the sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''. They also have subtle references to traditional beliefs about Genies. Genie is blue, which is a reference to the Marid, which were believed to be blue djinn who were mostly goodish. Jafar on the other hand is red, which is a reference to the Ifrits who were associated with the color red and were AlwaysChaoticEvil.

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has the infamous blue Genie, who is a ''really'' [[BenevolentGenie nice jinni]], will only give three wishes to whoever finds his lamp, and doesn't go for the {{literal|Genie}} or {{jackass|Genie}} route even when he's saddled with an evil master. The wishes have three limitations: genies can't kill anyone, make people fall in love, or bring people BackFromTheDead. (Well, Genie elaborates that he ''can'' do the third one, it's just "not a pretty picture". He's probably [[RuleOfFunny just joking.]])\\\
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Freed genies seem to be much less powerful than genies of the lamp, as Jafar ([[BecomingTheGenie now a genie himself]]) utterly trounces the newly-freed Genie in the sequel ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''.''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'' (and Genie himself describes his former "phenomenal cosmic powers" as "semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic"). They also have subtle references to traditional beliefs about Genies. Genie is blue, which is a reference to the Marid, which were believed to be blue djinn who were mostly goodish. Jafar on the other hand is red, which is a reference to the Ifrits who were associated with the color red and were AlwaysChaoticEvil.



* The Shaquille O'Neil movie, ''Film/{{Kazaam}}''. A genie's bottle falls into a stereo and produces a rapping genie. Also, the main character says that all genies are naturally slaves, and "djinn" -- or free spirits -- are nothing more than fairy tales. We find out that Kazaam became a genie as a ''punishment'' long ago when he was ''human''. Also, a genie can only create or manipulate ''objects,'' which is a lot of power but far less than the feats of reality-warping seen in some other genie stories, and not much use to someone whose true desire is something non-shiny. "Make or summon some''thing'' for the holder of the radio, [[RuleOfThree three times]]," is what a genie can do, period - and this means even a nice holder can't say "I wish you were free." ("I wish for more wishes" wouldn't work either, probably.)

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* The Shaquille O'Neil O'Neal movie, ''Film/{{Kazaam}}''. A genie's bottle falls into a stereo and produces a rapping genie. Also, the main character says that all genies are naturally slaves, and "djinn" -- or free spirits -- are nothing more than fairy tales. We find out that Kazaam became a genie as a ''punishment'' long ago when he was ''human''. Also, a genie can only create or manipulate ''objects,'' which is a lot of power but far less than the feats of reality-warping seen in some other genie stories, and not much use to someone whose true desire is something non-shiny. "Make or summon some''thing'' for the holder of the radio, [[RuleOfThree three times]]," is what a genie can do, period - and this means even a nice holder can't say "I wish you were free." ("I wish for more wishes" wouldn't work either, probably.)



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has Djinn as WaddlingHead-like creatures aligned with one of the four elements, used to [[ClassAndLevelSystem power-up your characters]] (like {{Familiar}}s, sort of). Some are hostile and have to be [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated]] or tricked (or both) to gain their services. Surprisingly consistent with Arabic mythology, except that they're not trapped in rings, bottles, or lamps.\\\
The Wise One indicates in the first game that the Djinn were [[TheMagicGoesAway sealed away along with the rest of the power of Alchemy]], but were able to escape with the removal of the Stars, before [[TheMagicComesBack the complete restoration of Alchemy to the world]]. ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' states [[AllThereInTheManual in the encyclopedia]] that the Djinn are EnergyBeings formed from elemental power.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has Djinn as WaddlingHead-like creatures aligned with one of the four elements, used to [[ClassAndLevelSystem power-up your characters]] (like {{Familiar}}s, sort of). Some are hostile and have to be [[DefeatMeansFriendship defeated]] or tricked (or both) to gain their services. Surprisingly consistent with Arabic mythology, except that they're not trapped in rings, bottles, or lamps.\\\
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The Wise One indicates in the first game that the Djinn were [[TheMagicGoesAway sealed away along with the rest of the power of Alchemy]], but were able to escape with the removal of the Stars, before [[TheMagicComesBack the complete restoration of Alchemy to the world]]. ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' states [[AllThereInTheManual in the encyclopedia]] that the Djinn are EnergyBeings formed from elemental power.



* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' obviously since it use the same Genie from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' obviously ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', obviously, since it use uses the same Genie from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
9th Jan '17 11:53:43 AM Luppercus
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* A genie appears in episode "Junior's Genie" of ''WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon''.
5th Jan '17 8:39:25 PM Luppercus
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* "Wishful Thinking" episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeathcliffAndTheCatillacCats'' has a cat genie, but other than be a cat is the typical genie in everything else.
5th Jan '17 7:45:36 PM Luppercus
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** Also the original GreenLantern was actually a man who find a GenieInABottle.


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* Episode "Janine's Genie" of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has a genie of the JerkassGenie variety. The genie is evil and uses Janine's wishes to open a portal from the spirit world to Earth.
1st Oct '16 2:06:07 PM MagnusForce
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** Genies are elemental spirits from the elemental planes. They have several different types, each tied to a particular element. Efreet are LawfulEvil genies from the Plane of Fire. Djinn are ChaoticGood genies from the Plane of Air. Jann are made of all of the elements, can be of any alignment, and spend most of their time on the Material Plane. Later supplements added Dao (Earth) and Marids (Water). They all have various magical abilities, but whether they can grant wishes varies between them. Efreet can grant wishes, but since they hate servitude, they tend to be {{Literal Genie}}s, if not outright {{Jackass Genie}}s. Only "noble" djinn (about 1% of them) can grant wishes.

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** Genies are elemental spirits from the elemental planes. They have several different types, each tied to a particular element. Efreet are LawfulEvil genies from the Plane of Fire. Djinn are ChaoticGood genies from the Plane of Air. Jann are made of all of the elements, can be of any alignment, and spend most of their time on the Material Plane. Later supplements added NeutralEvil Dao (Earth) and ChaoticNeutral Marids (Water). They all have various magical abilities, but whether they can grant wishes varies between them. Efreet can grant wishes, but since they hate servitude, they tend to be {{Literal Genie}}s, if not outright {{Jackass Genie}}s. Only "noble" djinn (about 1% of them) can grant wishes.
26th Sep '16 7:59:15 AM SLOOGOVS
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* An early example was the djinn in VideoGame/{{Archon}}, which was a playable board piece on the Light side.

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* An early example was the djinn in VideoGame/{{Archon}}, ''VideoGame/{{Archon}}'', which was a playable board piece on the Light side.
24th Sep '16 4:30:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** In the fan forum [[http://www.shadownessence.com/forums Shadow n Essence]], a member once proposed a fanwork called ''Djinn: Of Smokeless Fire'' that imagined them as Middle Eastern [[ChangelingTheDreaming fae]]. An interesting idea, but nothing really came of it.

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** In the fan forum [[http://www.shadownessence.com/forums Shadow n Essence]], a member once proposed a fanwork called ''Djinn: Of Smokeless Fire'' that imagined them as Middle Eastern [[ChangelingTheDreaming [[TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming fae]]. An interesting idea, but nothing really came of it.
17th Jul '16 9:26:21 PM PaulA
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* The remake of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' has Djinn, even though they are from the Arabian lore rather than from the Greek mythology. Here, they appear as black-colored humanoid creatures with bright blue eyes that use blue fire magic that seems organic based (they tame scorpions, heal the hero and are claimed to rebuild themselves of wood). And they also can [[SuicideAttack suicide bomb themselves]].

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* The remake of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'' has Djinn, even though they are from the Arabian lore rather than from the Greek mythology. Here, they appear as black-colored humanoid creatures with bright blue eyes that use blue fire magic that seems organic based (they tame scorpions, heal the hero and are claimed to rebuild themselves of wood). And they also can [[SuicideAttack suicide bomb themselves]].
12th Jun '16 7:10:55 PM baschapp
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** In the spinoff, ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' the genie Cyrus is both the main character's love interest and the shows LivingMacGuffin.

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** In the spinoff, ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland'' the genie Cyrus is both the main character's love interest and the shows LivingMacGuffin. He also has two brothers, but they don't get much screen time. [[spoiler: They've already been captured by Jaffar, who wants to cast a spell to become omnipotent that needs all three brothers.]]
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