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Film / Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled

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Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled is the third and final of three Direct to Video sequels to Wishmaster.

A Djinn is once again released, this time when a lawyer buys a jewel from an antique store as a gift. He kills him to assume his form, but his quest becomes complicated when the summoner asks for a wish only she can grant.

This film provides examples of the following tropes:

  • A Lighter Shade of Black:
    • The Djinn in this case is slightly less evil than the one in the first two, or even less evil than he himself was in the previous movie. His seemingly genuine feelings for Lisa complicate his plans to unleash his brethren upon the world. That said, he is still plenty violent and sadistic, casually making jokes that lead to a victim self-mutilating.
    • There's also the hunter, an angel who wants to stop Lisa from making her third wish, which he intends to accomplish by killing her and anyone who stands in his way of doing so.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Lisa the protagonist fits the trope in that her first appearance is her eagerly having sex with her boyfriend Sam in every room of their new apartment and their relationship becomes distant when a terrible accident leaves Sam unable to have sex. Eventually Lisa is seduced by her and Sam's lawyer Steven, the Djinn in disguise, whom she eagerly has sex with and notes she missed doing that with Sam.
    • The movie, however, presents this as a realistic balance. Lisa misses sex, but she still stayed with Sam through everything out of love. The relationship's deterioration happens because Sam cannot believe she still loves him and treats her like crap. This is the main reason why Lisa eventually succumbs to the Djinn's seduction.
  • Bed Trick: The Djinn does this with Lisa from start to finish, masquerading as her and her boyfriend's lawyer Steven after killing him and taking on his form. She doesn't find out his true identity until the end and is appropriately horrified.
  • Bar Brawl: Subverted. The Djinn (in human form) tries to cause a scene in a strip club, only to be forced to leave by the bouncer, who gets into a fist fight with the Djinn outside. He does pretty well, but still dies in the end.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: The Djinn implies he once served Caligula.
  • Cargo Envy: A variant when a bartender says within earshot of the disguised Jackass Genie, in reference to a hot stripper working in the place, "I'd sell my soul to be a pimple on her ass". The Djinn is more than happy to grant his wish.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: A bouncer throws the Djinn out of a club, and beats him up while the Djinn tries to get him to make a wish. After he's finished, he wishes that the Djinn would put up a better fight. No points for guessing how this turns out.
    Djinn: Granted!
  • Disabled Love Interest: Lisa's boyfriend, Sam, is confined to a wheelchair thanks to an accident. Sadly, their relationship is going through a rough patch because of it.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The thing that keeps the Djinn from doing anything for a good chunk of the film: Lisa wishes to be able to 'love him as he truly is'. As he himself points out to the other djinn, this means only Lisa can fulfill the terms of the wish by falling in love with him, since if he put her under a Love Spell it wouldn't be real love. While he's aware who he really is (namely a demon trying to bring about Hell on Earth) will stop any chance of that happening but the wish not being one he's technically unable to grant, he tries to understand love to grant it. He fails pretty badly and ultimately resorts to a Lotus-Eater Machine and offers of We Can Rule Together. Noteworthy that he is still trying to make her happy, as true love would require. There's a tragic implication here: if the Djinn has genuinely come to love her as a human would, he would also know that the world being overrun with demons would not make her happy (indeed, he's offering her several ways to not live in that world, or gain a benefit from it). He would be forced to remain a villain accordingly, so as to keep the third wish from being granted; in short, it is possible he did genuinely love her, but due to the wish, he would have to guide her towards killing him so she could be happy.
  • Exposition of Immortality: The Djinn reminisces about the Roman Emperor Caligula, and speaks fondly of him.
  • Fan Disservice: There is a sex scene between the Djinn in its human form and the protagonist. In the middle of it, multiple monstrous Djinn arms suddenly appear to caress Lisa, which she doesn't notice.
  • Fingore: Let's just say you shouldn't try to punch a Djinn... a bouncer tried and the Djinn catches his fist, crushing it in his grasp.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The angel that pops up is willing to beat the Djinn by killing the summoner, and is also fine with offing anyone who gets in his way or even merely inconveniences him.
  • Hello, Attorney!: Steven Verdel is an attractive lawyer played by Michael Trucco who works for Lisa and Sam and is trying to woo Lisa.
  • Hotter and Sexier: There's lot of nudity. A lot. In fact, the very opening of the movie is Lisa and Sam having sex in whatever rooms they feel like. And this is the first time the Djinn is out to seduce his awakener.
  • Inconvenient Attraction: The Djinn finds his hands tied when the woman who freed him wishes "I wish I could love you for who you really are" while he's in disguise as her lawyer Steven, a man who's been trying to have an affair with her while working to get her boyfriend what he's owed after his disabling accident. Despite being a demon with little understanding of real love, he finds himself actually falling for her in his efforts to woo her.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: In a last ditch effort to get his third wish, the Djinn offers Lisa a perfect fantasy world where all her desires can come true. She manages to reject him.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In this entry, the Djinn is suddenly able to summon up a sword to battle with the angel sent to hunt him. It's largely just done to justify adding a sword fight in.
  • Psychic-Assisted Suicide: The Djinn is commanded to settle a legal case as part of a wish. He calls over to the troublesome opposing attorney, and not only uses People Puppets on his body to make him sign the agreement that he materializes in front of him, but directs him to pull out his own tongue, cut off his nose to spite his face, slice up his cheek, and put a bullet in his brain.
  • Refusing Paradise: In the climax the evil genie offers the heroine a perfect fantasy world where all her wishes can come true in an effort to win her to his side. She refuses his offer so she can save her boyfriend.
  • Tongue Trauma: The Djinn uses his powers to force someone over the phone to rip out his own tongue.
  • Walk on Water: The Djinn and Lisa are both standing on top of a lake in a vision he projects.
  • We Can Rule Together: The Djinn offers Lisa to rule beside him as his queen, and offers her immortality and eternal bliss along with it. The contents of her wish ("I wish I could love you for who you really are", not knowing that he's an evil Djinn at the time) dictate that his offer of ruling beside him be sincere.
  • Wishplosion: Done once a film, with a different human "mark" each time. 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 - the other djinn tell him to just put her under a Love Spell but he points out that wouldn't be real love and thus wouldn't fulfill the terms of the wish. It can't stop him by itself however, until her boyfriend wishes for a way to kill him.