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27th May '17 12:51:52 PM CosmicFerret
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* A Marvel issue of ''ScoobyDoo'' (1978) had an eccentric old millionaire hiring the gang to help him find the Fountain of Youth, which he claims he's found. It's guarded by the ghost of a Spanish Conquistador. The old coot finds the Fountain and starts drinking greedily from it, and sure enough, he reverts to infancy in no time.

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* A Marvel issue of ''ScoobyDoo'' ''ComicBook/ScoobyDoo'' (1978) had an eccentric old millionaire hiring the gang to help him find the Fountain of Youth, which he claims he's found. It's guarded by the ghost of a Spanish Conquistador. The old coot finds the Fountain and starts drinking greedily from it, and sure enough, he reverts to infancy in no time.
28th Mar '17 5:47:53 AM sgamer82
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** In ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[spoiler:Lash]]'s HeroicSacrifice six books ago is rewarded by her being...reincarnated? (it's not exactly clear)...into another species, and therefore free from the religious influence and warring that defined [[OurAngelsAreDifferent her previous life]].




* ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', arguably.
* ''7th Saga''

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* Occurs [[spoiler:in the "Truth" ending]] of the game ''VideoGame/{{Misao}}''.

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5th Mar '17 4:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Darkstalkers}} Night Warriors]]'', Hsien-Ko and her sister Mei-Ling are reincarnated as human children after defeating Pyron.

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* In ''[[{{Darkstalkers}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Night Warriors]]'', Hsien-Ko and her sister Mei-Ling are reincarnated as human children after defeating Pyron.
20th Feb '17 11:23:18 PM GordyTepig
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* Happens to Reira at the end of the Fusion Dimension arc in ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV''. After joining forces with [[BigGood Ray]], they manage to defeat [[BigBad Zarc]] and seal him within Reira's body. When the dimensions are rebooted and the damage Zarc inflicted has been undone, Reira is seen being turned into a baby. In the post-CosmicRetcon Pendulum Dimension, Reira is shown to be well-taken care of by his adoptive mother. However, his de-aging is seen as a bad thing, as he's practically catatonic and shows no joy. His family seek Yuya to "bring back Reira's smile" and turn him back.
7th Feb '17 10:55:31 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Literature/SkinGame'', after [[spoiler:Lash]]'s HeroicSacrifice is rewarded by her being...reincarnated? (it's not exactly clear)...into another species, and therefore free from the religious influence and warring that defined [[OurAngelsAreDifferent her previous life]].

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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In ''Literature/SkinGame'', after [[spoiler:Lash]]'s HeroicSacrifice six books ago is rewarded by her being...reincarnated? (it's not exactly clear)...into another species, and therefore free from the religious influence and warring that defined [[OurAngelsAreDifferent her previous life]].


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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E11BoomTown "Boom Town"]], antagonist [[spoiler:Margaret Blaine, real name Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen]] is de-aged into an egg by the Heart of the TARDIS. The Doctor says they'll take her back to her home planet so she has a chance to have a brand-new, better life.

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4th Feb '17 11:41:52 PM Argon2
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* In ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', the dwarves believe that their greatest king Durin will be born seven times and live seven lives. And, indeed, there already were several Dwarves in the line of Durin [[GenerationXerox very similar]] to the original Durin, believed to be Durin's reincarnations, and there is one more to go, if the belief is right.

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* In ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', the dwarves believe that their greatest king Durin will be born seven times and live seven lives. And, indeed, there already were several Dwarves dwarves in the line of Durin [[GenerationXerox very similar]] to the original Durin, believed to be Durin's reincarnations, and there is one more to go, if the belief is right.




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* In ''Literature/SkinGame'', after [[spoiler:Lash]]'s HeroicSacrifice is rewarded by her being...reincarnated? (it's not exactly clear)...into another species, and therefore free from the religious influence and warring that defined [[OurAngelsAreDifferent her previous life]].
29th Dec '16 10:02:05 PM Willbyr
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28th Dec '16 3:55:09 PM Willbyr
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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' - Dream does this for his former lover Nada. Nada was noble and virtuous, but had been made to suffer so much that, of the options Dream gave her after rescuing her from Hell, she felt this clean break was best.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' - In ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', Dream does this for his former lover Nada. Nada was noble and virtuous, but had been made to suffer so much that, of the options Dream gave her after rescuing her from Hell, she felt this clean break was best.







* In a Twilight Zone short story, an ambitious man who murders some moving-in-next-door aliens gets this treatment from the one surviving alien when he begs for mercy for his family. The Twilight Zone twist is [[spoiler:he's now one of the aliens]].

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* In a Twilight Zone ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' short story, an ambitious man who murders some moving-in-next-door aliens gets this treatment from the one surviving alien when he begs for mercy for his family. The Twilight Zone twist is [[spoiler:he's now one of the aliens]].



* Happens in ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' to [[spoiler: Idalia Tavadon]] after performing a HeroicSacrifice that ended up saving the entire world. "The entire world" includes WildMagic, which is ''extremely'' grateful to the point where [[spoiler: Idalia's reincarnation is an elf, giving her enough longevity to spend life with her true love, once she grows up again.]] According to elven lore, this is the standard result when you perform a service for Wild Magic that greatly outweighs what Wild Magic has done for you.

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* Happens in ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' to [[spoiler: Idalia [[spoiler:Idalia Tavadon]] after performing a HeroicSacrifice that ended up saving the entire world. "The entire world" includes WildMagic, which is ''extremely'' grateful to the point where [[spoiler: Idalia's [[spoiler:Idalia's reincarnation is an elf, giving her enough longevity to spend life with her true love, once she grows up again.]] According to elven lore, this is the standard result when you perform a service for Wild Magic that greatly outweighs what Wild Magic has done for you.



* The ending of the music video of {{Moby}}'s ''Natural Blues''.

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* The ending of the music video of {{Moby}}'s Music/{{Moby}}'s ''Natural Blues''.



* In Hinduism, if you did good in this life but have not realized truth in the universe (to attain nirvana), you will likely be reborn as another human. Did bad, you'll become an animal or a minor demon.

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* In Hinduism, UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}}, if you did good in this life but have not realized truth in the universe (to attain nirvana), you will likely be reborn as another human. Did bad, you'll become an animal or a minor demon.


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9th Dec '16 2:22:56 PM eroock
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->"Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman?
->You get to be Batman.
->And--when you're a child--you get a handful of years of real happiness, with your father, with me.
->It's more than some people get."

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->"Do ->''"Do you know the only reward you get for being Batman?
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Batman?\\
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Batman.\\
And--when
you're a child--you get a handful of years of real happiness, with your father, with me.
->It's
me.\\
It's
more than some people get.""''
5th Nov '16 4:52:36 AM I_love_dragons
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* In Hinduism and Buddhism, if you did good in this life but have not realized truth in the universe (to attain nirvana), you will likely be reborn as another human. Did bad, you'll become an animal or a minor demon.

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* In Hinduism and Buddhism, Hinduism, if you did good in this life but have not realized truth in the universe (to attain nirvana), you will likely be reborn as another human. Did bad, you'll become an animal or a minor demon.
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