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29th Jun '16 6:44:59 AM VVK
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** Later several of the protagonists run into demon-genies who could steal their souls at will and don't have to grant any wishes they don't want to, but like to play games by letting them try to think of wishes that will get them out. They're outwitted by [[spoiler:Aylee]] of all people, who in exchange to her soul wishes that Torg not be restrained by them in any way, which they take to mean that they won't restrain them ''within'' their own domain, but not allowed to ''leave''. Next Zoë, acting on [[spoiler:Aylee's]] instructions, pretends to try to make a wish so dreadful that they would let her go out of sheer [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration admiration]]. She wishes that [[spoiler: blood of the innocents should rain all over their house. The head demon grants this with a shrug and is about to move on. However, the soul of Torg's sentient sword, whose physical form is in the house, gains its [[InfinityPlusOneSword full powers]] as a weapon [[PoweredByAForsakenChild from the blood]], and Torg kills the genie with a single poke.]]

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** Later several of the protagonists run into demon-genies who could steal their souls at will and don't have to grant any wishes they don't want to, but like to play games by letting them try to think of wishes that will get them out. They're outwitted by [[spoiler:Aylee]] of all people, who in exchange to her soul wishes that Torg not be restrained by them in any way, which they take to mean that they won't restrain them ''within'' their own domain, but not allowed to ''leave''. Next Zoë, acting on [[spoiler:Aylee's]] instructions, pretends to try to make a wish so dreadful that they would let her go out of sheer [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration admiration]]. She wishes that [[spoiler: blood of the innocents should rain all over their house. ]] The head demon grants this with a shrug and is about to move on. [[spoiler: However, the soul of Torg's sentient sword, whose physical form is in the house, gains its [[InfinityPlusOneSword full powers]] as a weapon [[PoweredByAForsakenChild from the blood]], and Torg kills the genie demon with a single poke.]]
29th Jun '16 6:43:11 AM VVK
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** Later several of the protagonists run into demon-genies who could steal their souls at will and don't have to grant any wishes they don't want to, but like to play games by letting them try to think of wishes that will get them out. They're outwitted by [[spoiler:Aylee]] of all people, who in exchange to her soul wishes that Torg not be restrained by them in any way, which they take to mean that they won't restrain them ''within'' their own domain, but not allowed to ''leave''. Next Zoë, acting on [[spoiler:Aylee's]] instructions, pretends to try to make a wish so dreadful that they would let her go out of sheer [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration admiration]]. She wishes that [[spoiler: blood of the innocents should rain all over their house. The head demon grants this with a shrug and is about to move on, when the soul of Torg's sentient sword, whose physical form is in the house, gains its [[InfinityPlusOneSword full powers]] as a weapon from the blood, and Torg kills him with a single poke.]]

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** Later several of the protagonists run into demon-genies who could steal their souls at will and don't have to grant any wishes they don't want to, but like to play games by letting them try to think of wishes that will get them out. They're outwitted by [[spoiler:Aylee]] of all people, who in exchange to her soul wishes that Torg not be restrained by them in any way, which they take to mean that they won't restrain them ''within'' their own domain, but not allowed to ''leave''. Next Zoë, acting on [[spoiler:Aylee's]] instructions, pretends to try to make a wish so dreadful that they would let her go out of sheer [[ArsonMurderAndAdmiration admiration]]. She wishes that [[spoiler: blood of the innocents should rain all over their house. The head demon grants this with a shrug and is about to move on, when on. However, the soul of Torg's sentient sword, whose physical form is in the house, gains its [[InfinityPlusOneSword full powers]] as a weapon [[PoweredByAForsakenChild from the blood, blood]], and Torg kills him the genie with a single poke.]]
29th Jun '16 6:40:29 AM VVK
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* In one of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' parody stories in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', Torg is confronted with a djinn who grants two wishes to anyone, although it will try to screw up the wish as much as possible. For some reason, this always entails "randomly" turning the wisher into chocolate. The djinn mentions that should anyone survive the first wish, the second one will be much less twisted. Torg's solution? [[spoiler: "Turn Torg Potter into chocolate." But that's not really his name.]]

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
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In one of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' parody stories in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', stories, Torg is confronted with a djinn who grants two wishes to anyone, although it will try to screw up the wish as much as possible. For some reason, this always entails "randomly" turning the wisher into chocolate. The djinn mentions that should anyone survive the first wish, the second one will be much less twisted. Torg's solution? [[spoiler: "Turn Torg Potter into chocolate." But that's not really his name. Even this might not have worked if the BigBad, who had control over the genie, had not jumped at the chance and ordered the genie to do ''exactly'' as asked.]]
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!
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