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Based on what we see in the show, what are the limitations of Jeannie? If she actually states she has limitless power, there still are rules, or at least personal rules. What are they? If it isn't stated, what are the most astounding feats which we can use to base a minimal level of her power from.

  • As always for fantasy, continuity moves at the speed of plot. – Jared Tritsch Nov 1 '12 at 14:25
  • @JaredTritsch Which is exactly why I am interested in this. Jeannie, it would seem, could be turned into an infinite power source. Much like superman could. – DampeS8N Nov 1 '12 at 14:26
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    Jeannie can disobey her master. He freed her in the first episode of the series. She hangs around because she's grateful and she likes him. She also wants to not be a genie anymore and so she is constantly trying to get Major Nelson to marry her which would break the spell. – Kyle Jones Nov 1 '12 at 17:19

In the show "I dream of Jeannie", the titular character's powers seem (at face value) to be limitless although she rarely uses them in what you would describe as "earth-shattering" ways, primarily concentrating on attempting to make herself and her master happy and preventing people from finding out about her identity.

On at least one occasion she makes her master the richest man in the world, she regularly clones/copies people and is able to travel through time. Additionally, she is able to transfer her powers to another, grow, shrink, create incredible works of art, create convincing works of literature, turn people into animals, communicate with the dead, make objects appear and disappear at will as well as shrinking objects and creating meta-materials with incredible strength.

As far as her 'greatest feat' is concerned, it's really a subjective matter. Certainly resurrecting the dead, travelling back in time or making every day Sunday (for the whole world) would seem to be the most impressive acts undertaken.

I dream of Jeannie

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  • It really seems like she has no limits at all on her power. She is essentially God. She can control the universe down to changing basic truths about how the world works. Making every day Sunday, in particular, really changes the basic logic of the world. – DampeS8N Feb 16 '14 at 6:17

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