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8th Jan '16 5:08:41 PM nombretomado
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* In one of the [[SpiderRobinson Callahan's]] stories, an alcoholic Irish spirit known as a clurichaun is captured before he can drink Mary's Place out of business and is forced to grant three wishes. The bartender, Jake, sees the potential disaster looming and uses his first wish to summon his mentor for help; the second wish is granted out of [[LiteralGenie sheer mischief]] when the Irish spirit interprets a casual remark as a wish to fix a broken table. Wish three ''should'' be used to banish him, but Jake realizes just how ''fun'' the clurichaun has made the place -- so he uses the third wish to [[spoiler: make the clurichaun pay for every drink he takes, in honest money. Since Jake had been running the bar at a loss, the clurichaun's patronage is the financial saving of the place]].
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* In one of the [[SpiderRobinson [[Creator/SpiderRobinson Callahan's]] stories, an alcoholic Irish spirit known as a clurichaun is captured before he can drink Mary's Place out of business and is forced to grant three wishes. The bartender, Jake, sees the potential disaster looming and uses his first wish to summon his mentor for help; the second wish is granted out of [[LiteralGenie sheer mischief]] when the Irish spirit interprets a casual remark as a wish to fix a broken table. Wish three ''should'' be used to banish him, but Jake realizes just how ''fun'' the clurichaun has made the place -- so he uses the third wish to [[spoiler: make the clurichaun pay for every drink he takes, in honest money. Since Jake had been running the bar at a loss, the clurichaun's patronage is the financial saving of the place]].
12th Dec '15 12:59:07 AM eroock
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Also, as the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' stresses, ''"'''[[PigLatin IXNAY]]''' on the WishingForMoreWishes!"''
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Also, as the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' stresses, ''"'''[[PigLatin "'''[[PigLatin IXNAY]]''' on the WishingForMoreWishes!"'' WishingForMoreWishes!"
27th Nov '15 12:10:09 AM nombretomado
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* There was a ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch with a 3-wish-granting fish; the fisherman who caught him was GenreSavvy enough to hire a team of lawyers to figure out precisely what his first two wishes should be. His third wish? "Pay my lawyers." His lawyers' fee: 100 wishes.
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* There was a ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch with a 3-wish-granting fish; the fisherman who caught him was GenreSavvy enough to hire a team of lawyers to figure out precisely what his first two wishes should be. His third wish? "Pay my lawyers." His lawyers' fee: 100 wishes.
8th Nov '15 8:07:47 AM fruitstripegum
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* The heroine of "The Evil Djinn" receives these after saving a JerkAssGenie from choking to death. The first two wishes (for legally gained wealth, and for the heroine's sister to be alive again) have negative consequences, so in an act of LaserGuidedKarma she uses the last wish to wish that she had never met the genie, and the genie dies.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Misty}}'': The heroine of the story "The Evil Djinn" receives these after saving a JerkAssGenie from choking to death. The first two wishes (for legally gained wealth, and for the heroine's sister to be alive again) have negative consequences, so in an act of LaserGuidedKarma she uses the last wish to wish that she had never met the genie, and the genie dies.
8th Nov '15 8:06:35 AM fruitstripegum
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[[folder:Comic Books]] * The heroine of "The Evil Djinn" receives these after saving a JerkAssGenie from choking to death. The first two wishes (for legally gained wealth, and for the heroine's sister to be alive again) have negative consequences, so in an act of LaserGuidedKarma she uses the last wish to wish that she had never met the genie, and the genie dies. [[/folder]]
2nd Nov '15 11:21:31 AM eroock
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-->--'''Granny Weatherwax''', ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky''
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-->--'''Granny -->-- '''Granny Weatherwax''', ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky''
26th Oct '15 8:20:43 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The [[DiscussedTrope implications of]] this version of the trope are part of the ultimate solution in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky''. The third wish is the one that undoes the harm of the first two because people don't think things through when they have that much power suddenly handed to them.
4th Jun '15 12:05:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Goosebumps}}'': "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor". First Samantha Byrd wishes that she would be the strongest member of the basketball team, but everyone else becomes weak. Then she wishes for Judith to stop bugging her, but everyone disappears. After Samantha resets the wishes, Judith accidentally wishes "Byrd, why don't you fly away?", turning her into a bird.
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* ''{{Goosebumps}}'': ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'': "BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor". First Samantha Byrd wishes that she would be the strongest member of the basketball team, but everyone else becomes weak. Then she wishes for Judith to stop bugging her, but everyone disappears. After Samantha resets the wishes, Judith accidentally wishes "Byrd, why don't you fly away?", turning her into a bird.
4th Jun '15 10:57:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Road to Morocco'' Hope and Crosby are in a cell waiting to be executed and are given a magical ring. They don't believe it but Hope wishes he had a sandwich. When one appears he exclaims "Well I'll be a monkey's uncle" and is turned into a monkey. After several seconds of jumping up and down he turns back into himself, having apparently wished for that. Their three wishes are gone and they are no better off than before.
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* In ''Road to ''Film/RoadTo Morocco'' Hope and Crosby are in a cell waiting to be executed and are given a magical ring. They don't believe it but Hope wishes he had a sandwich. When one appears he exclaims "Well I'll be a monkey's uncle" and is turned into a monkey. After several seconds of jumping up and down he turns back into himself, having apparently wished for that. Their three wishes are gone and they are no better off than before.
17th May '15 10:36:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheHollows Dead Witch Walking]]'', Rachel apprehends a leprechaun who offers her three wishes if she'll let her go. Rachel decides to take the leprechaun up on her offer, intending to use the wishes to quit the IS and set up a freelance runner firm. Ivy and Jenks, believing the IS will try to have Rachel killed, offer to come along to help her along in exchange for a wish each. Rachel uses hers to avoid getting in trouble for taking the leprechaun's bribe, Jenks wishes to become sterile (he already has lots of kids and is afraid his wife would leave him otherwise), and Ivy gives hers to a banshee who helped her once, which causes trouble a few books later.
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* In ''[[TheHollows ''[[Literature/TheHollows Dead Witch Walking]]'', Rachel apprehends a leprechaun who offers her three wishes if she'll let her go. Rachel decides to take the leprechaun up on her offer, intending to use the wishes to quit the IS and set up a freelance runner firm. Ivy and Jenks, believing the IS will try to have Rachel killed, offer to come along to help her along in exchange for a wish each. Rachel uses hers to avoid getting in trouble for taking the leprechaun's bribe, Jenks wishes to become sterile (he already has lots of kids and is afraid his wife would leave him otherwise), and Ivy gives hers to a banshee who helped her once, which causes trouble a few books later.
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