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1st Apr '16 4:50:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* One ''TheSmurfs'' short had a LiteralGenie (who doubles as a prankster trickster), first controlled by Gargamel and then by Papa Smurf. Papa orders the "Genie Meanie" to first undo all the tricks it had performed that day, and his last command to it is to stay in its bottle until it can learn to stop being mean.
* In an old ''{{Sinbad the Sailor}}'' cartoon, a genie's last wish will determine whether he is good or evil. The villains have used up the first wish, so the hero is in a quandary. Wishing the villains dead counts as evil, so how can he stop them? He wishes that "none of this ever happened", which counts as a good wish.

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* One ''TheSmurfs'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' short had a LiteralGenie (who doubles as a prankster trickster), first controlled by Gargamel and then by Papa Smurf. Papa orders the "Genie Meanie" to first undo all the tricks it had performed that day, and his last command to it is to stay in its bottle until it can learn to stop being mean.
* In an old ''{{Sinbad ''WesternAnimation/{{Sinbad the Sailor}}'' cartoon, a genie's last wish will determine whether he is good or evil. The villains have used up the first wish, so the hero is in a quandary. Wishing the villains dead counts as evil, so how can he stop them? He wishes that "none of this ever happened", which counts as a good wish.
28th Jan '16 10:45:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In "I of Newton", an episode of the ''TwilightZone'' remake, a physics professor is confronted with a demon who'll claim his soul if he can't find a wish he can't grant. Said demon tells the man that he's capable of doing anything, even the impossible, and he can go anywhere and is aware of all existence. The professor finally gets rid of him by putting his last wish in the form of a command: [[spoiler: "Get lost."]]
* In the original ''Twilight Zone'' episode "The Man in the Bottle", a genie grants a man four [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Monkey's Paw]] type wishes. The third wish is to become the ruler of a country who can't be overthrown, so the genie turns him into Hitler at the end of World War II. The man's last wish is that all of the previously granted wishes be canceled.

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* In "I of Newton", an episode of the ''TwilightZone'' remake, ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', a physics professor is confronted with a demon who'll claim his soul if he can't find a wish he can't grant. Said demon tells the man that he's capable of doing anything, even the impossible, and he can go anywhere and is aware of all existence. The professor finally gets rid of him by putting his last wish in the form of a command: [[spoiler: "Get lost."]]
* In the original ''Twilight Zone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Man in the Bottle", a genie grants a man four [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Monkey's Paw]] type wishes. The third wish is to become the ruler of a country who can't be overthrown, so the genie turns him into Hitler at the end of World War II. The man's last wish is that all of the previously granted wishes be canceled.



* In ''TimeGentlemenPlease'', the Guv is terrorised by a possibly-possessed novelty Leprechaun statue. The statue offers the Guv one wish in return for making the pub into an irish theme bar. Guv wishes the Leprechaun would do the opposite of everything he says. The implications of this statement cause the Leprechaun to blow up.

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* In ''TimeGentlemenPlease'', ''Series/TimeGentlemenPlease'', the Guv is terrorised by a possibly-possessed novelty Leprechaun statue. The statue offers the Guv one wish in return for making the pub into an irish theme bar. Guv wishes the Leprechaun would do the opposite of everything he says. The implications of this statement cause the Leprechaun to blow up.
8th Jan '16 5:08:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon The Callahan Touch]]'' by SpiderRobinson has a variation. They manage to capture a cluricaune (a kind of faerie that loves alcohol and can drink it magically) in their bar, and are thinking along these lines -- that after they use the first two wishes, the third has to be to get rid of the cluricaune so he won't constantly magic away all the booze. Once they've talked with him, and cracked jokes, the cluricaune is even on board with the plan, because he'd had more fun than in centuries, so it's worth it. And just as the narrator's about to do this, he realizes something, and instead says, "Nobody here wants you gone, Naggeneen. I just wish to God you'd pay for your drinks like a gentleman."

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* ''[[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon The Callahan Touch]]'' by SpiderRobinson Creator/SpiderRobinson has a variation. They manage to capture a cluricaune (a kind of faerie that loves alcohol and can drink it magically) in their bar, and are thinking along these lines -- that after they use the first two wishes, the third has to be to get rid of the cluricaune so he won't constantly magic away all the booze. Once they've talked with him, and cracked jokes, the cluricaune is even on board with the plan, because he'd had more fun than in centuries, so it's worth it. And just as the narrator's about to do this, he realizes something, and instead says, "Nobody here wants you gone, Naggeneen. I just wish to God you'd pay for your drinks like a gentleman."
1st Dec '15 7:29:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Garfield and Friends}}'' episode "Cinderella Cat" features a genie doing a Marlon Brando impression (he's a Fairy "Godfather", [[ParentalBonus get it?]]). Garfield wishes for lasagna, and the Godfather gets it from a vendor. Garfield wishes for money, and the genie gets it from a bank. Garfield tries to forego his last wish, but the genie insists, so... he wishes for a fairy god''mother'' to appear, who turns out to be the genie's wife. She promptly started berating him, and they both depart, leaving Garfield to deal with this book he found...

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* ''{{Garfield ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield and Friends}}'' episode "Cinderella Cat" features a genie doing a Marlon Brando impression (he's a Fairy "Godfather", [[ParentalBonus get it?]]). Garfield wishes for lasagna, and the Godfather gets it from a vendor. Garfield wishes for money, and the genie gets it from a bank. Garfield tries to forego his last wish, but the genie insists, so... he wishes for a fairy god''mother'' to appear, who turns out to be the genie's wife. She promptly started berating him, and they both depart, leaving Garfield to deal with this book he found...
30th Sep '15 12:52:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Disney's ''DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'', King Brian of the leprechauns grants Darby three wishes. Darby's third wish is to save the life of his daughter by taking her place in death. King Brian tricks Darby into making an illegal fourth wish, which cancels the effects of the third wish and saves his life. His daughter is not harmed because she had already recovered by the time the third wish was canceled. Notable here that it's the wishgiver who gives the loophole out of kindness.

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* In Disney's ''DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'', ''Film/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'', King Brian of the leprechauns grants Darby three wishes. Darby's third wish is to save the life of his daughter by taking her place in death. King Brian tricks Darby into making an illegal fourth wish, which cancels the effects of the third wish and saves his life. His daughter is not harmed because she had already recovered by the time the third wish was canceled. Notable here that it's the wishgiver who gives the loophole out of kindness.
21st May '15 8:34:01 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/GreyKnights'', Raezazel, while trying to [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind take control over]] one of his intended victims, claims that he can make any wish come true, and proves so. What does the target tell him?
-->''I wish for a world where [[OurDemonsAreDifferent your kind]] cannot exist.''
8th May '15 8:01:32 PM OmegaKross
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So the enemy is a LiteralGenie, and has been attempting to corrupt the heroes by [[MakeAWish giving them wishes]], or maybe after the heroes are done will be free to wreak havoc. BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor!

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So the enemy is a LiteralGenie, JackassGenie, and has been attempting to corrupt the heroes by [[MakeAWish giving them wishes]], or maybe after the heroes are done will be free to wreak havoc. BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor!
14th Apr '15 7:58:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DannyPhantom'', this is always the way to defeat Desiree, the Wishing Ghost. When Danny originally fought her, she was too strong for him to defeat, so he made a wish that she would be imprisoned in the Fenton Thermos. He then berated himself for not realizing to do that when she first appeared.

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* In ''DannyPhantom'', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', this is always the way to defeat Desiree, the Wishing Ghost. When Danny originally fought her, she was too strong for him to defeat, so he made a wish that she would be imprisoned in the Fenton Thermos. He then berated himself for not realizing to do that when she first appeared.
14th Apr '15 12:46:19 PM Morgenthaler
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** In the second, she wishes (basically) for her innocence back so that she qualifies to re-trap him. Played with initially, when the heroine tries a couple of wishes to get rid of the djinn (such as wishing there was no evil in the world), with the djinn explaining why he can't grant the wishes, forcing her to choose again.
** In the third, she summons Michael the angel to fight him. He only ends up giving her the means to dispose of the Djinn, a sacred sword--she still has to do the job herself.
** Finally, the fourth plays with it -- she wishes she could love the djinn as he really is (thinking he's her human lawyer); this stymies him because she has to "grant" it herself, willingly. It can't stop him by itself however, until her boyfriend wishes for a way to kill him.

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** In the second, ''Film/Wishmaster2EvilNeverDies'', she wishes (basically) for her innocence back so that she qualifies to re-trap him. Played with initially, when the heroine tries a couple of wishes to get rid of the djinn (such as wishing there was no evil in the world), with the djinn explaining why he can't grant the wishes, forcing her to choose again.
** In the third, ''Film/Wishmaster3BeyondTheGatesOfHell'', she summons Michael the angel to fight him. He only ends up giving her the means to dispose of the Djinn, a sacred sword--she still has to do the job herself.
** Finally, the fourth ''Film/Wishmaster4TheProphecyFulfilled'' plays with it -- she wishes she could love the djinn as he really is (thinking he's her human lawyer); this stymies him because she has to "grant" it herself, willingly. It can't stop him by itself however, until her boyfriend wishes for a way to kill him.
29th Mar '15 7:16:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFairlyOddparents'' had Timmy getting three more wishes that need to solve everything, against a malevolent genie that was thousands of years old and knew how to twist any wish into something horrible. Timmy, realizing he needed someone as conniving as Norm (the genie), wishes for a lawyer, and he made a wish in the form of a giant contract that would reverse everything that was done and couldn't possibly be read any other way.

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* ''TheFairlyOddparents'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' had Timmy getting three more wishes that need to solve everything, against a malevolent genie that was thousands of years old and knew how to twist any wish into something horrible. Timmy, realizing he needed someone as conniving as Norm (the genie), wishes for a lawyer, and he made a wish in the form of a giant contract that would reverse everything that was done and couldn't possibly be read any other way.
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