Headscratchers / DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp

  • Scrooge uses his final wish, to make Genie a real boy. Now how is this possible? This is a miracle, not a wish. And Genie made it clear that wishes can be granted, i.e the rules of reality can be bent, altered or changed. But miracles are impossible since they require the breaking and tearing down of the laws of physics, space-time, logic etc. Children don't poof themselves into existence. They are biological. They have parents.
    • The only way this wish could have worked, was if Scrooge wished Genie... was his son. Though it does raise implications on who the mother would be.
    • Maybe the lamp's power increases the more selfless the wish is. Genie tells them that the lamp can't grant miracles because he's never seen anybody make a selfless enough wish to trigger that power level.
  • How come they called Genie Gene? Genie's a name, it may be spelt differently but they're talking not writing to each other. Unless Scrooge is automatically suspicious of people that share names with mythical creatures, which makes about as much sense as him thinking Daisy's a flower.
    • He didn't know about the Genie at first.
    • As Genie was male (or at least had a male form), they probably wanted a name with a more masculine sound to it. Genie, as typically pronounced, is a feminine name.
  • The ducklings try to coax a few wishes out of Gene that he claimed he couldn't accomplish, but in the same day proclaims that there's only one wish he can't: wishing for Merlock's magical talisman. So - technically - the ducklings actually could wish for a million wishes or world peace.
    • World peace can't be easily defined in concrete terms—one man's utopian paradise is another man's nightmarish dystopia, after all. Also, the Genie probably could grant a wish for a million wishes, but won't. The limit is there to make his master choose very carefully.
    • That and to keep Genie from being a slave to a single master for all eternity, as Merlock proves it is a very bad idea.
  • So, did Merlock survive that fall at the end? The Genie says his first wish was to live forever. This sure makes Merlock's fate at the end awfully vague. Maybe it was meant to be a Sequel Hook?
    • When Genie became a real boy, Merlock's wish to turn Dijon into a pig was reversed. Presumably, the same could be said for Merlock's immortality.
      • Though by that point he'd have already hit the ground. So it's possible he's not immortal anymore, but still alive. And unless Atlantis suddenly rose from the ocean, I don't think the effects of all wishes were undone.
    • Sometimes, Immortality = "Immunity from death by aging only," not "unable to die no matter what" (that's how it worked for Dorian Gray and a guy on The Twilight Zone, for example). The Genie might have translated "I wish to live forever" to "will never age" instead of to "be invincible against any and all harm."
  • If the Genie was so scared of Merlock, why didn't he try to convince one of the nephews or Webby to wish up a solution? Okay, being a genie maybe he couldn't kill him, but why not something like, 'I wish Merlock could never be within one hundred feet of the lamp again.'? Or, 'I wish Merlock could never make another wish.'?
    • That may fall into the "Miracle" category".
    Genie: These are wishes, not miracles.