See: Madoka Magica for an example on how wishes can be corrupted and spawn malevolent entities.
Edited by MorningStar1337 on Nov 7th 2022 at 8:16:48 AM
I’d introduce a genie character whose morality switches depending on the wishes they grant. Wish to win the lottery, he’s like the genie from Aladdin - super nice and friendly jokester. Wish to save an orphan from a terminal illness, he becomes a megalomaniacal psycho. I wouldn’t go full monkey paw and have well-intended wishes turn-out bad. I feel like that’s cheating the heroes or punishing their good intentions. I’d rather have some reactive higher entity pushing a cosmic justice balance-of-good-and-bad kind of thing.
The main reason why the Shadow Dragon worked is because of how it recontextualized the protagonists’ efforts through the series. All the good they did ended-up bringing bad which brought-up questions about how to responsibly use their magic macguffons.
I ask this question because I feel like the concept of Shadow Dragon from Dragon Ball GT has more potential for the entity that is birth from a wish that people wish for their own but was instead corrupted into a subversion of that wish and how we should adapt it to your own original works
Edited by ohmmy on Nov 7th 2022 at 1:08:11 AM