Miss Rowan: Ooh, this is potentially amusing...creamy skin...haha, let's see how she likes her skin to be really creamy.
— The Official Fanfiction University of MREDURE (At an OFU, you become what you sign up as).
"You got what you wanted!"
568. My first wish cannot be 'I wish you grant all my wishes to the spirit and letter of the wish.'
Police Officer: Freeze!
The Djinn: Did I hear you say freeze?
Police Officer: ...Yeah... yeah! You're goddamn right I said freeze!
The Djinn: Done. (freezes the officer solid)
— Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies
3.14: Anyways here's how you play. One person wishes, the next person grants and corrupts to their own liking, then makes a wish of their own. For example: "I wish I had a car." "Granted. It's the car from Stephen King's Christine. I wish for world peace." "Granted. World peace is achieved by uniting the world against you. I wish for the secret of happiness." "Granted. You are hit by a bus."
—The Corrupt-a-Wish Game, which exists on every forum ever.
Genies actually only know how to change men into pink haired, cock shaved poodle puppy-boys and women into Cat-morphs. Everything else is a fraud — that's why no genie actually grants the true intent of a wish.
Your wish is my command / Your fate is in my hand / So why have you forsaken me?!
—"As You Wish", Persuader
"Speaking of wishes, you know what I never understood? Genies! They tell you to wish for anything you want, and then they add some terrible twist. Like you wish to jump high so he turns you into a frog. What? Why? Who gains from this? The genie? Where's the benefit?"
—Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb, "The Lake Nose Monster"
"No! You weren't supposed to have your wishes come true! You were supposed to DIE!"
— Aquandrius, Adventure Time, "The Limit"
I am the genie of the lamp. I provide you three wishes, all of which contain horrible, ironic consequences!
Jake: I wish for a safe Finn!
Prismo: Wait! Dude, I like you so you should know that my wishes always have an ironic twist to them. It's like a monkey's paw kind of thing.
Prismo: You just gotta be really specific. Say your wish is "I wish for a backrub". Who's gonna give it to you? A dirty man? A bear? And where does this masseuse come from? Do I zap some guy from his family dinner, leave some kid traumatized? "Mom, where did dad go?" "I dunno, son, he just disappeared from the table. Sorry."
"The main question here is why didn't Goliath ask Puck to give him the castle back or ressurect the clan? The answer is simple.A trickster, especially one being coerced, is going to find a way to screw you while giving you what you want."
He [Death] pretended to congratulate the three brothers on their magic and said that each had earned a prize for having been clever enough to evade him. The oldest asked for a wand more powerful than any in existence so Death fashioned him one from an elder tree that stood nearby. The second brother decided he wanted to humiliate Death even further and asked for the power to recall loved ones from the grave so Death plucked a stone from the river and offered it to him.
The first brother traveled to a distant village while with the Elder Wand in hand, he killed a wizard with whom he had once quarreled. Drunk with the power that the Elder Wand had given him, he bragged of his invincibility. But that night, another wizard stole the wand and slit the brother's throat for good measure. And so Death took the first brother for his own.
The second brother journeyed to his home where he took the stone and turned it thrice in hand. To his delight, the girl he once hoped to marry before her untimely death appeared before him. Yet soon she turned sad and cold for she did not belong in the mortal world. Driven mad with hopeless longing, the second brother killed himself so as to join her. And so Death took the second brother.