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Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies is the first of three Direct-to-Video sequels to Wishmaster.

During an attempted museum robbery, the Djinn is accidentally released from his prison. To open the portal to the Djinn dimension and conquer the world, he must first collect 1000 souls.


This film provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Anatomically Impossible Sex: A lawyer is made to literally screw himself by the wish of a disgruntled client. It involves grotesque, audible contortion and the fact that it occurs through his pants (because technically it's within his pants) is the least egregious aspect of it. The actual action is strategically blocked by the shot but it apparently involves his lower half bending up backwards then both sides inverting inwards so that both his legs are facing his back as if someone was laying upside down on it. Then the humping commences.
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  • As Long as There is Evil: Morgana shoots the Djinn in a futile attempt to kill him, but he just bleeds worms. He mocks her, stating that he's immortal because evil can never die.
  • Aside Glance: After taking several scenes to get a prison guard to doom himself with a wish, the Djinn finally succeeds, and shoots a Psychotic Smirk at the audience.
  • Balance Between Good and Evil: When Morgana tries to wish for there to be no evil in the world, the Djinn explains that he can't grant that wish, stating that "evil is one half of a perfect sphere". He explains that good can't exist without its antithesis, so she'll have to be more creative.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Two times in the movie. The first scene when the Djinn is in the casino office with the gem he looks at the camera and say "magic". The other scene is the last scene of the movie where he is back in the realm and as the camera zooms in on him, he turns and faces the camera raises his hands, and the camera then zooms away from him
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  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: A minor example, but at the beginning, Morgana and Eric had another guy helping them rob the museum. He gets shot, and presumably killed, by a guard, and is never mentioned again afterward, either by Morgana or the reporters and officers covering the robbery
  • Cluster F-Bomb: A list of all the "fucks" and other swears uttered would be very long indeed.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Happens to Father Gregory, the Djinn even going as far as making him look like Jesus.
  • Death by Sex: A prisoner wishes his lawyer would go "fuck himself". Wish granted.
  • Fingore: Like Yubitsume, but without the Yakuza: Morgana does it to "purify" herself so she can fulfill the requirements of the sealing ritual.
  • Fountain of Youth: When one of the burglars who broke into a museum encounters the Djinn, he gets so scared that he says he wishes he were never born. Bad choice of words, as he ends up regressing in age until he disappears.
  • Goth: Morgana starts out as one, but gradually cleans herself up in an attempt to become purer.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Mocked by the Djinn when he pretends to be scared of Father Gregory's crucifix, only to admit that he was just messing around.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Subverted. When Morgana confronts the Djinn near the end, she tries to make him dispose of himself with a wish, but all her attempts prove fruitless. Wishing him out of existence is not an option because he's an eternal entity, wishing him back in the fire opal can't be done either because the prophecy can't be cheated, and wishing for all evil in the world to go away is impossible because good and evil both depend on each other. Instead she later performs the Persian sorcerer's ritual to reseal the Djinn.
  • Homicide Machines: The Djinn causes a card shuffler to go haywire, causing it to begin shooting cards at people with enough force to kill them.
  • Is That the Best You Can Do?:
    Tillover: How does a week in the hole sound?
    Djinn: A week, is that the best you got? I was once in a hole for 3000 years, this should be a breeze.
  • Karmic Transformation: A mob boss wishes for his enemy's head. Guess what happens...
  • The Mafiya: The Djinn's "sidekick" turns out to be a member of it, and the two briefly hang out in a Russian club after getting out of prison.
  • Mugging the Monster: Happens a lot to the Djinn, where he's in prison. Everybody is just screaming verbal abuse and threats at him, and he just smiles through all of it before doing his thing. He's disappointed when they eventually stop.
  • Perky Goth: Morgana was presumably this, until her boyfriend died in the intro.
  • Retcon: In the first movie, the Djinn will unleash End of the World as We Know It when the protagonist makes her third wish after he's collected a few first-wish souls. In the second movie, he has to collect one thousand souls first. The statue of Ahura Mazda containing the fire opal containing the Djinn also ages to be pre-Islamic (it having been made after the introduction of Islam to Persia was why the collector considered it so valuable in the original film) and is no longer part of a private collection.
  • Screw Yourself: While dealing his business in prison, the Djinn grants one inmate's wish that his lawyer "would go fuck himself". Hilarity Ensues.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: A thief who was cornered by the Djinn is so scared he wishes he were never born. Very bad idea. His clothes are all that's left of him after the Djinn has granted his wish.
  • Slasher Smile: The evil Djinn has a perpetual smile on his face to show his joy at the people he can kill and amusement at their belief they can boss him around (he's in human disguise at the time).
  • Taught by Experience:
    • The Djinn apparently learned from his mistake at the end of Wishmaster When Morgana's boyfriend (who had a part in unleashing him) wishes he was never born, the Djinn, instead of screwing with time, simply regresses him to nothing.
    • He also realizes that telling people that the wish would cost their soul freaks them out enough that they won't make a wish, so he says "and a pack of cigarettes" to a convict, making the first condition seem like a metaphor or joke.
  • Tempting Fate: At the end, the casino owner can't believe that hundreds of people just dropped dead in his establishment (the Djinn claimed their souls), causing him to say "What's next?! Frogs and locusts?!". Guess what the Djinn conjures up when the owner inadvertently makes a wish.
  • Title Drop: It drops both the series title and the movie's subtitle in different scenes:
    Djinn: Lovely to see you again, Morgana. Did you really think you could kill me? Evil never dies.
    Djinn: [after Morgana wishes him to go back in the opal] I see you've done your homework. Unfortunately for you, it's not that easy. After all, I am the wishmaster here. So any wishes pertaining to me are circumscribed by the prophecy.
  • Unhand Them, Villain!: The Djinn traps Father Gregory in his hellish home, suffering at the cross like Jesus. When Morgana wishes for the Djinn to release him, the Djinn drops Gregory's tortured body to the floor. Morgana protests that he didn't fulfill the wish, and the Djinn responds by releasing Gregory from his life.
  • Viva Las Vegas!: The end takes place there, since it is the best place to find a ton of people wishing. As the Djinn put it:
    Djinn: "Ka-ching!"
  • Voice Changeling: The Djinn lures Morgana to the casino over the phone by impersonating the Russian gangster he became acquainted with.
  • Wakeup Makeup: There's an interesting moment when Morgana makes a snide comment to a male character during a morning scene, "What the matter, never seen a woman without any makeup before?" even though she is clearly wearing makeup.
  • Wishplosion: Done once a film, with a different human "mark" each time. In the second, she wishes 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.


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