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YMMV / Trust Me, I'm a Genie

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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Ziggy. Is he a lovable Anti-Hero, a Villain Protagonist or just a Jerkass Woobie who desires freedom?
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Joe. Although the show doesn't have much of a fanbase due to obscurity, fans that watch the show seem to be rather fond of the British, snarky, classy, show-off, cynic of a desert fox.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Ziggy. Especially in the series finale where he is called "the worst genie of all time". He's hot-tempered, sarcastic, has somewhat of an ego and even lies, cheats and steals to help Diego fulfill his final wish but he spends so hard trying to get himself free from his can prison that one can't help but feel sorry for him. There's this and the fact that he looks absolutely adorable when he cries.
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  • Magnificent Bastard: Joe becomes this in the episode Like A Dream. Diego wishes that he had a pillow that gives him good dreams. Ziggy poofs up a pillow and whatever you draw and put under in becomes true. After Zazie and Larry leave Joe to guard the pillow, the dream world changes when Joe revokes the dreams of Diego, Zazie and Larry and turns the dreamscape into his own dream where Diego's cafe is now his cafe and Ziggy is now his genie. Joe really does live up to the Cunning Like a Fox stereotype in that episode:
    Joe: Welcome to MY dream. I removed your pictures from under the pillow and put mine there instead.
    Zazie: That's not very nice! And what was your dream?
    Joe: To find Ziggy's can before Diego did. Don't tell me you never wanted to!
  • Moe: The child versions of Joe and Zazie in the episode Back To School.
    • Ziggy becomes this whenever he enters Cry Cute mode.
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  • Unpopular Popular Character: Ziggy is somewhat of an in-universe Base-Breaking Character with Diego and his friends (Diego and Zazie like him, Larry and Sonia are neutral to him and Joe and Tony find him annoying) but he's generally well-loved by the audience because of his funny lines and Jerkass Woobie status.
  • The Woobie: Diego.
    • The ghost from the Midnight Haunt episode. Half of the episode, he was completely terrified of everyone before Ziggy helped him out.
    • Droma the camel mummy from the episode Chaos At The Museum, after Ziggy breaks the artifact thus separating him from his love.


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