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16th May '16 7:28:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn wins a wild hunt and earns a boon, but due to circumstances, the debt is tripled, giving him (what else?) three wishes. [[spoiler: The first two are used to reduce the Unseelie Prince who called the hunt to utter destitution, to said Prince's quivering rage, but the third wish banishes him from the plane, "never to trouble this world again." ]]

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* In ''TalesOfTheQuestor'', ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', Quentyn wins a wild hunt and earns a boon, but due to circumstances, the debt is tripled, giving him (what else?) three wishes. [[spoiler: The first two are used to reduce the Unseelie Prince who called the hunt to utter destitution, to said Prince's quivering rage, but the third wish banishes him from the plane, "never to trouble this world again." ]]
18th Mar '16 4:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* Each miko in ''FushigiYuugi'' gets three wishes. While Takiko and Suzuno's last wishes are unknown (the former is assumed to have died before making her third wish, while it is unclear whether or not the latter's wish to remain with [[LoveInterest Tatara]] was indeed her last), Miaka and Yui's last wishes are of this type ([[spoiler: Yui, after being devoured by Seiryuu, wishes that Miaka be given the power to summon Suzaku, while Miaka wishes that everything be brought back to normal]]).
* A rather grisly example shows up in ''{{xxxHolic}}'', this one involving a monkey's paw which grants ''five'' wishes (one for each finger of the mummified paw). In this case the additional two wishes only give the woman who gets hold of the paw that many more ways to screw herself over: her first wish turns out harmlessly enough, which only encourages her to make increasingly reckless and greedy wishes. It's not long before, running late for an important interview, she carelessly thinks to herself that if there were a railway accident it would give her an excuse for being late - which the paw accepts as a wish, causing an unfortunate bystander to be thrown into the path of an oncoming train. Matters deteriorate rapidly after this as her other wishes begin backfiring on her as well, and when she tries to use her final wish to hit the reset button, the paw kills her.

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* Each miko in ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' gets three wishes. While Takiko and Suzuno's last wishes are unknown (the former is assumed to have died before making her third wish, while it is unclear whether or not the latter's wish to remain with [[LoveInterest Tatara]] was indeed her last), Miaka and Yui's last wishes are of this type ([[spoiler: Yui, after being devoured by Seiryuu, wishes that Miaka be given the power to summon Suzaku, while Miaka wishes that everything be brought back to normal]]).
* A rather grisly example shows up in ''{{xxxHolic}}'', ''Manga/XxxHolic'', this one involving a monkey's paw which grants ''five'' wishes (one for each finger of the mummified paw). In this case the additional two wishes only give the woman who gets hold of the paw that many more ways to screw herself over: her first wish turns out harmlessly enough, which only encourages her to make increasingly reckless and greedy wishes. It's not long before, running late for an important interview, she carelessly thinks to herself that if there were a railway accident it would give her an excuse for being late - which the paw accepts as a wish, causing an unfortunate bystander to be thrown into the path of an oncoming train. Matters deteriorate rapidly after this as her other wishes begin backfiring on her as well, and when she tries to use her final wish to hit the reset button, the paw kills her.
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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* 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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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.
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