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4th Dec '17 1:27:09 AM azbyc15243
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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' has some of these guys in the Iram. However, it's possible that [[spoiler: they're a hallucination brought on by the spiked water and Nathan fixating on the legend of djinn being in the city. Therefore, it could be that one person had that hallucination, and everyone since him was just suggestible while drugged out.]]

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* ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' has some of these guys djinn as EliteMooks in the Iram. However, it's possible that [[spoiler: they're a hallucination brought on by lost city of Iram of the spiked water Pillars. They initially appear as ordinary human soldiers, but when killed, they revive with their heads on fire and Nathan fixating on GlowingEyesOfDoom. In this state, they can throw fire, release a burst of fire if Nate gets too close, and teleport via flames. When killed again, their torsos light up and their fire throwing becomes more powerful. It's necessary to kill them a third time to keep them down. According to in-universe legend, they used to serve King Solomon but rebelled against him. Solomon imprisoned them in a brass vessel, but the legend spirits of the djinn being in drove the populace mad and caused the destruction of the city. Therefore, However, it could be turns out that one person had [[spoiler:the djinn Nate encounters are merely hallucinations, caused by drinking hallucinogen-tainted water. The hallucinogens leaked from the brass vessel into the city's water supply, implying that hallucination, and everyone since him was just suggestible while drugged out.]]this is the source of the djinn legend.]]
21st Nov '17 3:26:09 PM Vios
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* ''VideoGame/AlQadimTheGeniesCurse'' features a number of genies, and being set in the TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, it applies that system. The elemental division is clearly made an efreet (fire) is different from a djinn (air) is different from a dao (earth) is different from a marid (water). The "three wishes" thing doesn't really come up, although the broader subject of [[GenieInABottle controlling genies]] is highly relevant.
10th Nov '17 3:18:49 PM Robo4900
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* Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' is quite genie-based. Both in appearance and the fact that he first manifests as smoke after being unsealed. He was even called "Djinn Buu" in at least one translation. In fact, Majin (literally: "demon person", though it could also be translated "magic person") is often used as a translation for Jinn in anime.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonBall'', Majin Boo, or Majin Buu of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' in the dub, or Djinn-Boo in the manga, is quite genie-based. Both genie-like both in appearance appearance, and in the fact that he first manifests as smoke after being unsealed. He As noted earlier, he was even called "Djinn Buu" Djinn-Boo in at least the manga, as one translation. In fact, Majin (literally: "demon person", though it could also be translated "magic person") make a case for translating it either way. Though due to the "M" symbols on Boo himself, and other Boo-related things, "Majin" is often generally preferred over Djinn.[[note]]Good luck finding a consensus on Boo vs Buu, though![[/note]]
%%To anyone thinking of changing some of the uses of Boo to Buu here: the Boo spelling is
used as in the manga, the official subtitles, and most foreign media when rendered using English lettering(Including in Japan!). The "Buu" spelling was entirely invented by Funimation, and while not technically wrong, it's a translation dub-ism, so by the same token that you wouldn't say Goku's power level was over 9000 that one time(It was actually over 8000), or that Vegeta was tough on Trunks because he wanted him to be a strong boy(Vegeta's just not a great dad), it's best to stick to "Boo", with an acknowledgement of the "Buu" spelling for Jinn in anime.those only aware of the show through the dub. There's nothing wrong with being a dub-only fan, but this is a Japaense show/manga, and Funimation have always played pretty fast and loose with their scripts, so be prepared to not always be the ultimate authority, similar to Doctor Who fans who've never watched the original 1963-1989 run.
23rd Oct '17 3:30:57 PM Andyroid
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* One of the bosses in ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is Djimmi the Great, a genie with an impressive EvilLaugh who fights with a variety of Egyptian/Arabian-themed attacks.
14th Oct '17 11:03:01 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' features the Jinn, a powerful race of elemental spirits that can be found in both Egypt and the upper echelons of Hell. They don't inhabit lamps, they don't grant wishes, and they ''really'' don't like humans. Later investigation reveals that, like the original Djinn of Islamic theology, they were among the first beings brought into existence and initially served [[BigGood Gaia]] and [[OurAngelsAreDifferent the Host]] without question; however, when humanity was created, they were outraged and hurt by the fact that they would be "rejected" in favour of such a puny species, and were eventually banished to the Hell dimensions for their rebellion. Most are eager to wipe out humanity regardless of the cost, but a few remember their love of Gaia and [[EnemyMine reluctantly agree to help humanity for her sake]] - [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch even if it means killing their former comrades]].
** However, in a subversion of standard fare, players eventually run into a Jinn that actually ''does'' grant wishes: over the course of your meeting, he offers you choices between eternal life and eternal love, wealth or power, knowledge and music. In true JerkassGenie fashion, each choice [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor bites you in the ass]]. However, it's not until the very end that the Jinn is revealed to be none other than [[spoiler: [[{{Faust}} Mephistopheles]], currently serving as the [[CorruptCorporateExcutive CEO]] of [[MorallyBankruptBanker Faust Capital]], a division of the [[MegaCorp Orochi Group]].]]
** Later still, players also run into the standard Genie-In-The-Lamp... and it turns out to be [[SealedEvilInACan arguably the most dangerous being in the entire setting]] with the notable exception of [[EldritchAbomination the Dreamers]].
3rd Oct '17 8:37:00 AM MrBrutus
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', one of "Big Mom" Charlotte Linlin's sons, Daifuku, has a devil fruit power that doesn't turn him into a genie, or grant him a lamp, but instead makes Daifuku himself a lamp, able to summon a halberd-wielding genie from his own body by rubbing himself, to fight his enemies.
20th Sep '17 6:17:41 AM Andyroid
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' features both djinn and efreet as creature types. They tend to be fairly powerful for their cost, but often have some drawback or ability reflecting their general fickleness, like dealing damage to their controller, making enemy creatures stronger or harder to block, or only attacking or blocking when they feel like it according to a coin flip. They're also two of the few creature types that have cards specifically intended to neutralize them -- [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=974 King Suleiman]] and his [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3745 legacy]], respectively.

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' features both djinn and efreet as creature types. They tend to be fairly powerful for their cost, but often have some drawback or ability reflecting their general fickleness, like dealing damage to their controller, making enemy creatures stronger or harder to block, or only attacking or blocking when they feel like it according to a coin flip. They're also two of the few creature types that have cards specifically intended to neutralize them -- [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=974 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=974 King Suleiman]] and his [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3745 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3745 legacy]], respectively.
20th Aug '17 9:04:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Arabic-English Creator/TobeHooper movie ''Djinn'', the Djinn are pretty much TheFairFolk, including the use of {{Glamour}} and [[ChangelingTale replacing babies with non-human ones]]. They're intelligent beings who live in haunted places and kill any human intruders, though one man manages to make a bargain by offering the life of his friend. They don't offer any wishes though. Also, it turns out that [[spoiler:the male lead]] is a Djinn, which [[TomatoInTheMirror he didn't know about]].
2nd Aug '17 8:26:55 PM SAMAS
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Genies are naturally like their D&D counterparts, originally being from the same source. ''PF'' Earth Genies are called Shaitans, however. And yes, it's possible to be a Djinn/Efreet/Jann/Marid/Shaitan [[HalfHumanHybrid Sorcerer]], not to mention the Half-Elemental Sylph/Ifrit/Suli-Jann/Undine/Oread, who often have Genie heritage. Genies are also a big focus of the ''Legacy of Fire'' Adventure Path, which deals with the aftermath of a Genie War (you can imagine how crazy ''that'' got).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' Genies are naturally like their D&D counterparts, originally being from the same source. ''PF'' Earth Genies are called Shaitans, however. And yes, it's possible to be a Djinn/Efreet/Jann/Marid/Shaitan [[HalfHumanHybrid Sorcerer]], not to mention the Half-Elemental Sylph/Ifrit/Suli-Jann/Undine/Oread, who often have Genie heritage. Genies are also a big focus of the ''Legacy of Fire'' Adventure Path, which deals with the aftermath of a Genie War (you can imagine how crazy ''that'' got).got), and takes you to the Efreeti-run capital of the Elemental Plane of Fire known as the City of Brass.
3rd Jul '17 1:23:17 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''VideoGame/Shantae'': The title character is a half-genie girl who acts as her home city's Guardian Genie. As well as using her [[PrehensileHair hair as a weapon]] in combat, she can also transform into different animals by performing dances.

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* ''VideoGame/Shantae'': ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'': The title character is a half-genie girl who acts as her home city's Guardian Genie. As well as using her [[PrehensileHair hair as a weapon]] in combat, she can also transform into different animals by performing dances.
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