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31st May '17 11:28:22 AM Videokid
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''In {{Literature/Wander}}'' the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent feelers]] are permanently locked into one extreme emotional state. Dagger theorizes that they still maintain some semblance of sapience- enough to be horrified by their own actions, but unable to control their bodies.

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* ''In {{Literature/Wander}}'' the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent feelers]] are permanently locked into one extreme emotional state. Dagger theorizes that they still maintain some semblance of sapience- enough to be horrified by their own actions, but unable to control their bodies.
31st May '17 11:11:23 AM Videokid
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* The punishment Silas saves for immortals in the ''Literature/{{Fallocaust}}'' series is this. He encases them alive in concrete with a breathing tube, continuously dying and resurrecting. Some chimeras have been in this state for years, and [[spoiler:Gage]] has been entombed for ''over a century.''
* Thankfully averted in Reaver's case in ''The Ghost and the Darkness'', but most of the characters spend the majority of ''The Suicide King'' [[spoiler:believing that he's trapped in the ruins of Sky's lab, burning to death over and over again, holding onto Killian's corpse.]] The very earliest anyone estimates his rescue would be possible is ''decades'' into the future, by which time they all believe he would have long since lost his mind.



* The punishment Silas saves for immortals in the ''Literature/{{Fallocaust}}'' series is this. He encases them alive in concrete with a breathing tube, continuously dying and resurrecting. Some chimeras have been in this state for years, and [[spoiler:Gage]] has been entombed for ''centuries.''
* Thankfully averted in Reaver's case in ''The Ghost and the Darkness'', but most of the characters spend the majority of ''The Suicide King'' [[spoiler:believing that he's trapped in the ruins of Sky's lab, burning to death over and over again, holding onto Killian's corpse.]] The very earliest anyone estimates his rescue would be possible is ''decades'' into the future, by which time they all believe he would have long since lost his mind.

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* The punishment Silas saves for immortals in ''In {{Literature/Wander}}'' the ''Literature/{{Fallocaust}}'' series is this. He encases them alive in concrete with a breathing tube, continuously dying and resurrecting. Some chimeras have been in this state for years, and [[spoiler:Gage]] has been entombed for ''centuries.''
* Thankfully averted in Reaver's case in ''The Ghost and the Darkness'', but most of the characters spend the majority of ''The Suicide King'' [[spoiler:believing
[[OurZombiesAreDifferent feelers]] are permanently locked into one extreme emotional state. Dagger theorizes that he's trapped in the ruins of Sky's lab, burning to death over and over again, holding onto Killian's corpse.]] The very earliest anyone estimates his rescue would be possible is ''decades'' into the future, by which time they all believe he would have long since lost his mind.still maintain some semblance of sapience- enough to be horrified by their own actions, but unable to control their bodies.
29th May '17 1:21:58 PM MarcusSLazarus
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* ''The Medusa Amulet'', by Robert Masello; if someone looks at their reflection and the reflection of the full moon in the titular amulet, they are permanently frozen at the age they were when they first looked into it (as well as being immediately restored to full health if they were ill when they looked into it). However, they are left frozen in this state even if subjected to serious damage; a flashback reveals that [[spoiler: Marie Antoinette]] was a beneficiary of the amulet's power, and after death, the amulet's creator [[spoiler: went to retrieve her head, and the decapitated head started screaming before he dropped it into a bucket of quicklime to dissolve it and spare her the horror of her new condition]]. A similar fate befalls [[spoiler: Adolf Hitler]] at the novel's conclusion, but he is [[spoiler: simply shown trying to continue the fight, apparently able to control his body despite his new state, until his castle explodes while the protagonist escapes]].
27th May '17 5:23:21 AM youngstormlord
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* The fate of apprentices who betray Valiria from ''Literature/{{Atharon}}'' is very painful death, followed by this trope, because then torture of the soul starts!
24th May '17 3:25:19 PM youngstormlord
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* The fate of apprentices who betray Valiria from ''Literature/AtharonSeries'' is very painful death, followed by this trope, because then torture of the soul starts!
24th May '17 10:52:14 AM youngstormlord
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* The fate of apprentices who betray Valiria from ''Literature/AtharonSeries'' is very painful death, followed by this trope, because then torture of the soul starts!
5th Apr '17 11:15:40 PM Samwise210
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* ''Literature/{{Worm}}'': Fates of this kind happen to several characters.
** The best example is probably [[spoiler:Cherish]], who was locked in a life-support chamber at the bottom of the bay with her [[TheEmpath emotion-sensing]] superpowers [[PowerIncontinence cranked up to the max and locked on negative emotions]].
** [[spoiler:Cherish]] ends up a double case when the Undersiders arranged for her to make the Butcher commit PsychicAssistedSuicide. The Butcher's special ability is to transfer the mind of all previous hosts into their killer. So [[spoiler:Cherish]]'s little pod ends up as this for her ''and'' fourteen psychopaths who no doubt hate her.
** Of particular note is Gray Boy, who traps people in several-second long time loops that last "until the sun goes out"[[labelnote:*]][[WordOfGod or "just" a few thousand years]][[/labelnote]]. Nothing can enter or leave the looped area except Gray Boy and any injuries he inflicts persist through the loops. The only thing that doesn't reset is their mind so any torture he inflicts on them remains fresh without the benefit of their body adapting to the pain. Most people in this situation are trapped in a constant cycle of psychotic breaks.
26th Mar '17 2:56:27 PM Videokid
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* The punishment Silas saves for immortals in the ''Literature/{{Fallocaust}}'' series is this. He encases them alive in concrete with a breathing tube, continuously dying and resurrecting. Some chimeras have been in this state for years, and [[spoiler:Gage]] has been entombed for ''centuries.''
* Thankfully averted in Reaver's case in ''The Ghost and the Darkness'', but most of the characters spend the majority of ''The Suicide King'' [[spoiler:believing that he's trapped in the ruins of Sky's lab, burning to death over and over again, holding onto Killian's corpse.]] The very earliest anyone estimates his rescue would be possible is ''decades'' into the future, by which time they all believe he would have long since lost his mind.
25th Mar '17 3:26:56 AM WillBGood
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* The fate of Doran the Dragonlover was revealed in ''Literature/DeltoraQuest 3: Isle of the Dead'' to be [[spoiler:becoming the Guardian of the Sister residing there, which he originally sets out to destroy to save Deltora. Not only he guards the thing he cannot destroy as a Guardian, but he [[ICannotKillTerminate can't die without someone else killing him]]]].

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* The fate of Doran the Dragonlover was revealed in ''Literature/DeltoraQuest 3: Isle of the Dead'' to be [[spoiler:becoming the Guardian of the Sister residing there, which he originally sets out to destroy to save Deltora. Not only he guards the thing he cannot destroy as a Guardian, but he [[ICannotKillTerminate [[ICannotSelfTerminate can't die without someone else killing him]]]].
2nd Jan '17 2:05:01 PM TomServo3000
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* ''The Heaven Makers''(?) by Creator/FrankHerbert features the Chem, an immortal and near-invulnerable race. Because of these two traits, the only punishment the Chem can inflict on a Chem criminal (no matter what the crime) is to isolate them from the rest of the Universe, with full life-support. How often this has been done, and what tends to happen to such (although it's said that their near-invulnerability gives them immunity to mental health problems as well as physical ones -- although boredom is a constant threat, and by an effort they can [[spoiler:commit suicide]]), is not revealed.

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* ''The Heaven Makers''(?) Makers'' by Creator/FrankHerbert features the Chem, an immortal and near-invulnerable race. Because of these two traits, the only punishment the Chem can inflict on a Chem criminal (no matter what the crime) is to isolate them from the rest of the Universe, with full life-support. How often this has been done, and what tends to happen to such (although it's said that their near-invulnerability gives them immunity to mental health problems as well as physical ones -- although boredom is a constant threat, and by an effort they can [[spoiler:commit suicide]]), is not revealed.



* In a situation that almost fully embodies this trope, Mrs Coulter, Lord Asriel and Metatron of Philip Pullman's "Literature/{{His Dark Materials}}" [[spoiler: fall into a bottomless void (specifically in a gap between the worlds of the multiverse).]] You would think this would not be too awful, as they would die, but [[spoiler: as ghosts exist in the novels, their ghosts would continue falling indefinitely...]] Lyra explicitly talks about this after it happens in ''The Amber Spyglass''.

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* In a situation that almost fully embodies this trope, Mrs Coulter, Lord Asriel and Metatron of Philip Pullman's "Literature/{{His Dark Materials}}" from ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' [[spoiler: fall into a bottomless void (specifically in a gap between the worlds of the multiverse).]] You would think this would not be too awful, as that they would die, but [[spoiler: as ghosts exist in the novels, their ghosts would continue falling indefinitely...]] Lyra explicitly talks about this after it happens in ''The Amber Spyglass''.
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