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11th May '17 9:21:50 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': The Desert Spirit seems inspired by the malicious examples of Djinn. Only appearing in Hardmode deserts which have fallen victim to the Corruption or the Crimson, they have the stereotypical shape as portrayed nowadays (a muscular, shirtless man, without legs, with a ponytail). As of the 1.3.3 update, they can drop [[GenieInABottle an oil lamp]] as well as a pants item that gives you the legless effect when equipped. If used as armor, it prevents falling damage.
19th Apr '17 7:58:40 PM ZimFan89
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* The ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic ''Gaz Dreams of Genie'' has a genie named Azie whom Gaz gets ThreeWishes from after intentionally breaking her lamp to annoy Dib (which counts as opening it). Azie is noted as looking like the typical image of a genie, being a woman in a belly dancer outfit whose lower body tapers into a smoke tail, and has certain limits to her powers, such as no wishing for more wishes. [[spoiler: One key thing, however, is the curse that comes from breaking the lamp -- if Gaz doesn't make a single SelflessWish (which she doesn't), she's doomed to [[BecomingTheGenie switch lives with Azie]] and take her place in the restored lamp, complete with being aged up and stuck in the same outfit (according to Azie, it comes with the job).]]
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18th Mar '17 3:40:43 PM Dravencour
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God told the Djinn that they should bow to man's superiority, but their leader, Iblis, refused to do so; thus, a good chunk of them ended up imprisoned by Suleiman and other holy men in lamps and such and forced to grant wishes. Genies in Islam can also possess humans for a variety of reasons -- they might have a crush on the human, or they might just be a jerkwad. During exorcisms, the genie is given the option to convert to Islam, leave the body of the human or die. Iblis, by the way, never repented, and in fact swore that he would corrupt mankind... in other words, he's their version of {{Satan}} (and in fact is sometimes called Shayṭān or Shaitan).

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In Islamic theology, God told the Djinn that they should bow to man's superiority, but their leader, Iblis, refused to do so; thus, a good chunk of them ended up imprisoned by Suleiman and other holy men in lamps and such and forced to grant wishes. Genies in Islam can also possess humans for a variety of reasons -- they might have a crush on the human, or they might just be a jerkwad. During exorcisms, the genie is given the option to convert to Islam, leave the body of the human or die. Iblis, by the way, never repented, and in fact swore that he would corrupt mankind... in other words, he's their version of {{Satan}} (and in fact is sometimes called Shayṭān or Shaitan).
18th Mar '17 3:38:35 PM Dravencour
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God told the Djinn that they should bow to man's superiority, but their leader, Iblis, refused to do so; thus, a good chunk of them ended up imprisoned by Suleiman and other holy men in lamps and such and forced to grant wishes. Genies in Islam can also possess humans for a variety of reasons -- they might have a crush on the human, or they might just be a jerkwad. During exorcisms, the genie is given the option to convert to Islam, leave the body of the human or die. Iblis, by the way, never repented, and in fact swore that he would corrupt mankind... in other words, he's their version of Satan (and in fact is sometimes called Shayṭān).

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God told the Djinn that they should bow to man's superiority, but their leader, Iblis, refused to do so; thus, a good chunk of them ended up imprisoned by Suleiman and other holy men in lamps and such and forced to grant wishes. Genies in Islam can also possess humans for a variety of reasons -- they might have a crush on the human, or they might just be a jerkwad. During exorcisms, the genie is given the option to convert to Islam, leave the body of the human or die. Iblis, by the way, never repented, and in fact swore that he would corrupt mankind... in other words, he's their version of Satan {{Satan}} (and in fact is sometimes called Shayṭān).
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8th Mar '17 5:52:03 PM nombretomado
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* In her ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms 500 Kingdoms]]'' novel ''Fortune's Fool'', MercedesLackey used an ifrit as the villain. [[spoiler:At the end, he is sealed into his bottle "until you repent of your evil ways, and are ready to join your lawful kin in the City of Brass." Djinn do have free will, so it's a valid condition.]]

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* In her ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms 500 Kingdoms]]'' novel ''Fortune's Fool'', MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey used an ifrit as the villain. [[spoiler:At the end, he is sealed into his bottle "until you repent of your evil ways, and are ready to join your lawful kin in the City of Brass." Djinn do have free will, so it's a valid condition.]]
27th Feb '17 9:21:50 PM Nightmask
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* The genie of one weird sci-fi tale was actually a super-advanced alien whose ship was freed from the ice it was imprisoned in by an Arctic explorer. When he mentioned the tale of the wish-granting genie the alien offered to use his vast psionic powers to grant his rescuer three wishes. He promptly screws up and after accidentally wishing himself with his third wish into being transformed into a copy of the alien inadvertently uses the powers he had to prevent himself from ever making the bargain in the first place (although the alien has to explain to him that he'd granted the fourth wish himself).
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.
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