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Genie Physiology

"So what would you wish of me? The ever-impressive, the long-contained, the often imitated, but never duplicated... GENIE OF THE LAMP!"
― Genie (Aladdin)
"Born from the smokeless flame, they received the gift of free will. Like you, sweetling, they tread the snake-tongued path to goodness or wickedness. Way back, in the Long Ago, before apes were given tongues to speak as humankind, other, glorious beings wandered the lands and soared the skies. They made the sphere of our Mother a rich world of uncountable delights. The Host brought new sentience to life, beings you call demons and spirits. The jinn were among the first."
― The Buzzing (The Secret World)
"Once, in a time before time, God breathed life into the universe. And the light gave birth to Angels. And the earth gave birth to Man. And the fire gave birth to the Djinn, creatures condemned to dwell in the void between the worlds. One who wakes a Djinn will be given three wishes. Upon the granting of the third, the unholy legions of the Djinn shall be freed upon the earth. Fear one thing only in all that is...fear the Djinn."
― Opening Narration (Wishmaster)

The power to have the traits and abilities of genies. Variation of Mythic Physiology.

Also Called[]

  • Djinn/Jinn/Shedim Mimicry/Physiology/Imitation
  • Genie Mimicry/Imitation

Capabilities[]

Users possess the traits, attributes, characteristics and/or abilities of genies, a supernatural creature in Arab folklore and Islamic mythology that occupies a world parallel to that of mankind. They achieve this either through full or partial transformation into genies, choosing to mimic certain aspects of them, or simply already being a genie in the first place.

Most genies are free-willed demons and/or lesser angels or redeemable fallen angels, some of them aligned with Paradise. Traditional jinn are made of smokeless flame or are the spirits of dust devils (hence the term) and like human beings, they are both free-willed and can be good, evil, or neutral. They live in their own communities, are usually invisible to mortals and can change their shape.

Modern genies are either connected to one of the classical elements or are extremely powerful magical beings that are able to grant wishes and manipulate reality on a large scale. Though, it's common for genies to be depicted as being bound by objects (most prominently lamps) and being summoned through them.

Applications[]

Variations[]

Associations[]

Limitations[]

  • Genies may be bound to a receptacle (usually imagined as a lamp or ring), which they cannot leave without certain events happening (someone rubbing the lamp, certain commands, etc.).
    • Anyone who holds the receptacle may have command over the genie, forcing it to grant them wishes regardless of how the genie feels.
    • Destruction of the receptacle may either kill the genie or release it.
  • A genie's immense magic may be limited to rules that forbid it from granting just any wish or use magic for their own gains and desires.
  • Shapeshifting may be limited to specific species.
  • May be susceptible to strong scents (for example asafetida, musk, ambergris, etc.).
  • While often tricksters that twist the outcome of wishes for their own amusement, Genies are still bound by the exacts words of every wish and cannot outright deviate from them.

Note[]

  • To avoid the confusion, the elements of each type of genie mentioned in RPGs are not of pre-Islamic and Islamic mythology and folklore. This is because the RPGs have a more standardized and simplified classification of genies, while the original sources have a more diverse and complex depiction of these supernatural beings. Therefore, the genies in RPGs are not meant to represent or offend any cultural or religious beliefs, but rather to provide a fun and creative way of exploring the concept of wish-granting.

Known Users[]

See Also: Genie Tropes, Genie Works, and Our Genies Are Different.

Anime/Manga/Manhwa[]

  • Lampmon (Digimon)
  • Mr. Popo (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Majin (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Judgement (JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Part III Stardust Crusaders)
  • Gyokko (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Djinn (Magi)
  • Labut (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Genie's Lamp genie (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Ifrit (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Sierra Zadou (PuiPui!)
  • Jinn (RWBY)

Cartoons/Comics[]

  • Genie (A Kind of Magic)
  • Evil Genie (Aladdin: The Animated Series)
  • Katia (Bratz)
  • Desiree (Danny Phantom)
  • Jordan (Descendants: Wicked World)
  • Djinny (De Rode Ridder)
  • Pip the Pirate Genie and Dread the Evil Genie (Jake and The Never Land Pirates)
  • Djinn (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Gigi Grant (Monster High)
  • Jean (Pacman and the Ghostly Adventures)
  • Jeremy the Genie (PAW Patrol)
  • Pixel Pinkie (Pixel Pinkie)
  • Shazzan (Shazzan)
  • Genies (Shimmer and Shine)
    • Shimmer
    • Shine
  • Genies (Sofia the First)
  • Norm (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Jasmine and Genie-Poo (The Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo Show)

Folklore/Mythology[]

  • Genies/Djinn (Arab Folklore/Mythology)
    • Aicha Kandicha (Moroccan Folklore)
  • Winged Genies (Assyrian Mythology)
  • Awb/Familiar Spirits (Christianity); Arabic bible only
  • Shedim (Judaism)
  • Peri (Persian Mythology)

Literature[]

  • Ifrit (American Gods)
  • Djinn (Arabian Nights)
  • Djinn (Bartimaeus Trilogy)
  • GENIE (Doctor Who:The Stone Rose)

Live Television/Movies[]

  • Genius (Aladin); Indian movie
  • Ginu (Aladdin - Naan Toh Suna Hoga)
  • Jinn-e-Anghuti (Aladdin - Naan Toh Suna Hoga)
  • Genie (Charmed)
  • Jinny (Charmed)
  • Genie (Disney's Aladdin)
  • Jafar (Disney's Aladdin)
  • Gene the Genie (Ducktales: The Movie: The Treasure of the Lost Lamp)
  • Jeannie (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Jeannie's evil sister (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Jeannie's mother (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Blue Djinn (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Jeannie (The Erotic Dreams of Jeannie)
  • Jeannie (Jeannie, Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?)
  • Kazaam (Kazaam)
  • Bruce (The Genie from Down Under)
  • Baz (The Genie from Down Under)
  • Kiki (Knight Squad)
  • The Lazy Genie (LazyTown)
  • Ablah (Legacies)
  • Smoky the Magical Cat/Jenji (Mahou Sentai Magiranger/Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Dark Empire Yodonheim (Mashin Sentai Kiramager)
  • Genie (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Magic Mirror/Sidney Glass (Once Upon a Time)
  • Cyrus (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Taj (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Rafi (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Jafar (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Will Scarlet/Knave of Hearts (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
  • Aneesa (Return to Halloweentown)
  • Djinn (Supernatural)
  • Barani (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad)
  • Meanie (The Basil Brush Show)
  • The Djinn (Wishmaster)
  • Genie (Wizards of Waverly Place)

Trading Card Games[]

  • Djinn (Magi: Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Genies (Yu-Gi-Oh)

Video Games[]

  • Akinator (Akinator)
  • Wisp (Animal Crossing)
  • Djimmi the Great (Cuphead)
  • Ruby (Dark Cloud)
  • Dark Genie (Dark Cloud)
  • Fake Genie (Dark Cloud)
  • Djin (Doodle Hex)
  • Razi (Havenfall is for Lovers)
  • Mr. Dooter (Kirby's Return to Dreamland)
  • MistMan.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • Jinn (Megami Tensei series)
  • Genie of the Lamp (Miitopia)
  • Hoopa (Pokémon)
  • Half-Genies (Shantae Series)
    • Shantae
    • Harmony (Shantae and the Seven Sirens)
    • Zapple (Shantae and the Seven Sirens)
    • Vera (Shantae and the Seven Sirens)
    • Plink (Shantae and the Seven Sirens)
  • Ninjini (Skylanders)
  • Genies (Sonic the Hedgehog)
    • Shahra
    • Erazor Djinn
  • Genie (The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening)
  • Jinn (The Secret World)
  • Genie (The Sims Franchise)
    • Amir
    • The Unbound
  • Genie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Jinn (Valkyrie Crusade)

Webcomics[]

  • Shiphrah (Ship in a Bottle)

Other[]

Known Objects[]

  • Genieless Lamp (Doraemon)
  • Lamp Do Alangina Wonder Ride Book (Kamen Rider Saber)

Gallery[]

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