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"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
"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)

The power to use the abilities of genies. Variation of Mythic Physiology. Combination of Elemental Spirit Physiology and Magical Entity Physiology.

Also Called

  • Djinn Mimicry/Physiology
  • Genie Mimicry
  • Jinn Mimicry/Physiology
  • Majin Mimicry/Physiology (Dragon Ball)
  • Shedim Mimicry/Physiology (Judaism)


User with this ability either is or can transform into a genie (literally: to hide, to conceal, also djin, djinn, jinn), a supernatural creature in Arab folklore and Islamic mythology that occupies a world parallel to that of mankind.

They may be free-willed Demons and/or Lesser Angels or redeemable fallen angels, some of them aligned with Paradises.

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. Some of them are not bound by their law or are free willed and there are also some genie's that are bound by certain magical item.



Elemental Genie:

Wish-granting Genie:

Types of Genie



  • 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.).


  • Guiley, R., & Imbrogno, P. J. (2011). The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agendas of Genies. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

Known Users

See Also: Genie Tropes, especially Our Genies Are Different.


  • Genie (A Kind of Magic)
  • Desiree (Danny Phantom)
  • Jordan (Descendants: Wicked World)
  • Norm (The Fairly OddParents)
  • Pip the Pirate Genie (Jake and the Never Land Pirates)
  • 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)
  • Jasmine and Genie-Poo (The Scooby Doo and Scrappy Doo Show)
  • Shazzan (Shazzan)
  • Shimmer (Shimmer and Shine)
  • Shine (Shimmer and Shine)
  • Genies (Shimmer and Shine)
  • Genies (Sofia the First)
    • Sergeant Fizz
    • Kazeem


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


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


  • Lampmon (Digimon)
  • Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Mr. Popo (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Majin (Dragon Ball Series)
  • Judgement (JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Part III Stardust Crusaders)
  • Djinn (Magi)
  • Labut (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)
  • Sierra Zadou (PuiPui!)


  • Genius (Aladin); Indian movie
  • Genie (Disney's Aladdin)
  • Jafar (Disney's Aladdin)
  • Gene the Genie (Ducktales: The Movie: The Treasure of the Lost Lamp)
  • Jeannie (Jeannie, Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang?)
  • Kazaam (Kazaam)
  • Aneesa (Return to Halloweentown)
  • Barani (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad)
  • The Djinn (Wishmaster)

Video Games

  • Akinator (Akinator)
  • Wisp (Animal Crossing)
  • Ruby (Dark Cloud)
  • Dark Genie (Dark Cloud)
  • Fake Genie (Dark Cloud)
  • Djimmi the Great (Cuphead)
  • Razi (Havenfall is for Lovers)
  • MistMan.EXE (Mega Man Battle Network)
  • 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)

Trading Card Games

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


  • Ginu (Aladdin - Naan Toh Suna Hoga)
  • Jinn-e-Anghuti (Aladdin - Naan Toh Suna Hoga)
  • Meanie (The Basil Brush Show)
  • Genie (Charmed)
  • Jinny (Charmed)
  • Jeannie (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Bruce (The Genie from Down Under)
  • Baz (The Genie from Down Under)
  • Kiki (Knight Squad)
  • The Lazy Genie (LazyTown)
  • Ablah (Legacies)
  • 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)
  • Jenji (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
  • Djinn (Supernatural)
  • Genie (Wizards of Waverly Place)


  • Shiphrah (Ship in a Bottle)


  • Al-Djinn (Anima: Beyond Fantasy)
  • Genie (Monster Girl Encyclopedia)
  • Jinn (RWBY)
  • Djinn (SCP Foundation)
  • SCP-1481 - Crack Genie (SCP Foundation)

Known Objects

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