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18th Apr '18 6:48:02 PM godzillavkk
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It is mostly a way to pay off a character. Or play off, in some cases. A way to [[PutOnABus put the character on a bus]], though that's not all that it's used for. If the writers should need the character back, it can be very easy to reverse, in which case the character will DePower as a GodInHumanForm. Sometimes the accession isn't even permanent if the writer needs some way for a character to enter a higher plane, then leave with something important like knowledge or a new power. If the character has left their clothes behind, untouched, it's a case of ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.

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It is mostly a way to pay off a character. Or play off, in some cases. A way to [[PutOnABus put the character on a bus]], though that's not all that it's used for. If the writers should need the character back, it can be very easy to reverse, in which case the character will DePower as a GodInHumanForm. Sometimes the accession isn't even meant to be permanent if the writer needs some way for a character to enter a higher plane, then leave with something important like knowledge or a new power. If the character has left their clothes behind, untouched, it's a case of ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.
18th Apr '18 6:47:38 PM godzillavkk
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It is mostly a way to pay off a character. Or play off, in some cases. A way to [[PutOnABus put the character on a bus]], though that's not all that it's used for. If the writers should need the character back, it can be very easy to reverse, in which case the character will DePower as a GodInHumanForm. If the character has left their clothes behind, untouched, it's a case of ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.

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It is mostly a way to pay off a character. Or play off, in some cases. A way to [[PutOnABus put the character on a bus]], though that's not all that it's used for. If the writers should need the character back, it can be very easy to reverse, in which case the character will DePower as a GodInHumanForm. Sometimes the accession isn't even permanent if the writer needs some way for a character to enter a higher plane, then leave with something important like knowledge or a new power. If the character has left their clothes behind, untouched, it's a case of ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing.
16th Apr '18 4:43:00 PM LentilSandEater
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** This is strongly hinted in the regular cut as well (or was it one of the earlier movies?) when a character explains Davy Jones' backstory.
*** and in the legend on which these movies are based.



* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', this apparently happens to Agent Smith after his...experience in the first movie. He then uses his power to copy himself and replace everyone inside the Matrix, including a Zion rebel inside it at the time.
** An alternate interpretation is that this is an aversion; Neo making him go all explodey is no different than when an Agent is rarely shot; they just take a new host. Because this particular defeat proves the current batch of Agents outdated, Smith simply goes back to the Machines to be replaced, except he feels an un-programmed urge to refuse this and stays in the Matrix instead. Copying onto Bane and leaving to the real world is certainly still an ascension, though.

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* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'', this apparently happens to Agent Smith after his...experience in the first movie. He then uses his power to copy himself and replace everyone inside the Matrix, including a Zion rebel inside it at the time.
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time. An alternate interpretation is that this is an aversion; Neo making him go all explodey is no different than when an Agent is rarely shot; they just take a new host. Because this particular defeat proves the current batch of Agents outdated, Smith simply goes back to the Machines to be replaced, except he feels an un-programmed urge to refuse this and stays in the Matrix instead. Copying onto Bane and leaving to the real world is certainly still an ascension, though.



* The horribleness of ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' transforms WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic into a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Star Child]]-like turd.
** In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', The Nostalgia Critic's [[HeroicSacrifice ultimate fate]] is fusing with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie The Plot Hole]] to stabilize it, just as it absorbs the entirety of Earth. As revealed in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'', this is basically making him {{God}}. [[note]]He insists its more like what happened to Dave at the end of Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey, apparently believing that [[MindScrew that explains anything]].[[/note]]
*** However, ''The Review Must Go On'' reversed that. The Critic convinces Creator/DougWalker that there's still potential for him, an AssPull is used to explain that Donnie Dupree from ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' is the Nostalgia Critic in purgatory, and the Nostalgia Critic comes back. Don't worry about the PlotHole though: Douchey [=McNitpick=] ascends to take his place.

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* The horribleness of ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie'' transforms WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic into a [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey Star Child]]-like turd.
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turd. In ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'', The Nostalgia Critic's [[HeroicSacrifice ultimate fate]] is fusing with [[NegativeSpaceWedgie The Plot Hole]] to stabilize it, just as it absorbs the entirety of Earth. As revealed in ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick'', this is basically making him {{God}}. [[note]]He insists its more like what happened to Dave at the end of Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey, apparently believing that [[MindScrew that explains anything]].[[/note]]
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[[/note]] However, ''The Review Must Go On'' reversed that. The Critic convinces Creator/DougWalker that there's still potential for him, an AssPull is used to explain that Donnie Dupree from ''WebVideo/DemoReel'' is the Nostalgia Critic in purgatory, and the Nostalgia Critic comes back. Don't worry about the PlotHole though: Douchey [=McNitpick=] ascends to take his place.
16th Apr '18 4:41:44 PM LentilSandEater
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* Happens to Master Oogway of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''.

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* Happens to Master Oogway of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. It's a way of increasing tension since he is the only one who can handily defeat the villain. Now Sifu and Po have to figure out how to fight him alone.
9th Apr '18 4:48:51 PM godzillavkk
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven,'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just as the name says]], this happens to all dogs when they die. [[AntiHero Charlie]] is no exception. Before that however, he became the first dog to [[DraggedOffToHell avert this trope.]] He ultimately [[DoubleSubversion was spared]] because he gave his life for Ann Marie and thus plays the trope straight. [[spoiler:The sequel then subverts the trope again by making [[TheDragon Carface]] the first dog to go to hell, and stay there permanently.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven,'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just as the name says]], this happens to all dogs when they die. [[AntiHero Charlie]] is no exception. Before that however, he became the first dog to [[DraggedOffToHell avert this trope.]] He ultimately [[DoubleSubversion was spared]] because he gave his life for Ann Marie and thus plays the trope straight. Ditto for Itchy in the sequel. [[spoiler:The sequel then subverts the trope again by making [[TheDragon Carface]] the first dog to go to hell, and stay there permanently.]]
27th Mar '18 8:23:30 PM godzillavkk
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* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven,'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just as the name says]], this happens to all dogs when they die. [[AntiHero Charlie]] is no exception. Before that however, he became the first dog to [[DraggedOffToHell avert this trope.]] He ultimately [[DoubleSubversion was spared]] because he gave his life for Ann Marie and thus plays the trope straight. [[spoiler:The sequel then subverts the trope again by making [[TheDragon Carface]] the first dog to go to hell, and stay there permanently.]]
27th Mar '18 4:58:31 AM StarAndroidJaguar
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* ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' has the NightmareFuel version of this with [[LightEmUp Lumen Sage, Balder]] when he's playable in the online co-op mode, Tag Climax. Unlike the witches, which get dragged down to hell, when Balder is about to die a golden cloudy gate appears over him with creepy white hands reaching down to drag him into Heaven, clearly against his will. [[spoiler:Played straight in the story, we see a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He [[DisappearsIntoLight]] and accepts his fate.]]

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* ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' has the NightmareFuel version of this with [[LightEmUp Lumen Sage, Balder]] when he's playable in the online co-op mode, Tag Climax. Unlike the witches, which get dragged down to hell, when Balder is about to die a golden cloudy gate appears over him with creepy white hands reaching down to drag him into Heaven, clearly against his will. [[spoiler:Played straight in the story, we see a flashback cutscene of the end of the first game where Balder is freed from [[BigBad Loptr's]] influence, but sacrifices himself to slay the god. As he dies, he promises to watch over Bayonetta from the afterlife. He [[DisappearsIntoLight]] DisappearsIntoLight and accepts his fate.]]
24th Mar '18 10:17:13 AM Andooks
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': Subverted in the Sonmi narrative. After ten years, the Fabricants believe they're going on to "Xultation", but, just like ''Film/LogansRun'', it's a front for the grislier fate of [[spoiler:harvesting them for food]].
20th Mar '18 7:30:57 PM azbyc15243
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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', Materials are immortal supernatural beings which summoners call to fight for them. Summoners can earn [[AchievementSystem Awards]] through performing deeds that impress a high-ranking Material. It's rumored that a summoner who earns 1000 Awards will become a Material. However, multiple summoners have been revealed that have reached this level yet still remain human, so the truth of the matter remains unclear.

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* In ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'', Materials are immortal supernatural beings which summoners call to fight for them. Summoners can earn [[AchievementSystem Awards]] through performing deeds that impress a high-ranking Material. It's rumored that a summoner who earns 1000 Awards will become a Material. However, there are multiple summoners have been revealed that who have reached or exceeded this level yet still remain human, so human. It's eventually demonstrated by the truth of the matter remains unclear.Award 3000 summoner Madam Professor, who becomes a Divine-Class Material after her death.
10th Mar '18 6:33:14 PM CountDorku
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* One ending of ''VideoGame/CultistSimulator'' involves taking up permanent residence in the Mansus, the home of the Hours, as a Name.
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