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25th Mar '17 9:43:12 PM Berrenta
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* The Human Instrumentality Project in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', where humans ascend from the problems brought on by the Hedgehog's Dilemma to join with the [[PhysicalGod Adam / Lilith hybrid]].
** Actually Adam/Lilith generated an Anti A.T. Field that neutralized the A. T. Fields of all humans, reducing their bodies to LCL and freeing the human souls to join with each other within the Black Moon/Lilith's Egg.

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%% * The Human Instrumentality Project in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', where humans ascend from the problems brought on by the Hedgehog's Dilemma to join with the [[PhysicalGod Adam / Lilith hybrid]].
%% ** Actually Adam/Lilith generated an Anti A.T. Field that neutralized the A. T. Fields of all humans, reducing their bodies to LCL and freeing the human souls to join with each other within the Black Moon/Lilith's Egg.Egg.
%% Commented out due to natter. Please fix this so it's one singular bullet. Uncomment when finished.
15th Mar '17 1:56:52 PM margdean56
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* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.

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* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.
28th Feb '17 8:35:43 PM Prfnoff
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* Inverted in ''PlanescapeTorment''. At the end of the game, should the Nameless One merge with his rogue mortality, it is rather heavily implied that absorbing the knowledge and skills of all of his hundreds - or hundreds of ''thousands'' - previous lives has transformed him into a being of nearly godlike power. Unfortunately, he's still got to pay for the sin that drove him to become immortal in the first place, so he's dragged down into one of the Lower Planes of Existence to serve out his sentence as a soldier in the Blood War. Although with that level of power, he might decide to take over the lower planes instead...

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* Inverted in ''PlanescapeTorment''.''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. At the end of the game, should the Nameless One merge with his rogue mortality, it is rather heavily implied that absorbing the knowledge and skills of all of his hundreds - or hundreds of ''thousands'' - previous lives has transformed him into a being of nearly godlike power. Unfortunately, he's still got to pay for the sin that drove him to become immortal in the first place, so he's dragged down into one of the Lower Planes of Existence to serve out his sentence as a soldier in the Blood War. Although with that level of power, he might decide to take over the lower planes instead...



* ''Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight'': When you finally return the Moonstone to Stonehenge, this is your reward. Through a druid ritual, you ascend to a higher plane of existence, becoming both a constellation and a legend "passed from one generation to the next."
* In ''{{Okami}}'' this happens to Amaterasu and Waka at the end of the game, ''literally'', but not quite in the way one'd think - they actually ''travel'' up to the Celestial Plane.

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* ''Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight'': ''VideoGame/MoonstoneAHardDaysKnight'': When you finally return the Moonstone to Stonehenge, this is your reward. Through a druid ritual, you ascend to a higher plane of existence, becoming both a constellation and a legend "passed from one generation to the next."
* In ''{{Okami}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', this happens to Amaterasu and Waka at the end of the game, ''literally'', but not quite in the way one'd think - they actually ''travel'' up to the Celestial Plane.
17th Feb '17 5:02:02 PM Bek-359
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* Implied to be what happens to some Newtypes after death in the Universal Century continuity of ''Franchise/Gundam''.
7th Feb '17 5:20:38 PM Bek-359
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** Daniel Jackson, though he later returns. Often enough for Jack to tell him that they won't mourn or do a funeral for him and that he knows he is just waiting for a cool opportunity to come back. After which he comes back. The exact phrase is also commonly used, although just the first word ("ascended") often. Does it need mentioning that near the end of the series, pretty much the next best thing happens to him?
** He temporarily becomes an Ori Prior.

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** Daniel Jackson, though he later returns. Often enough for Jack to tell him that they won't mourn or do a funeral for him and that he knows he is just waiting for a cool opportunity to come back. After which he comes back. The exact phrase is also commonly used, although just the first word ("ascended") often. Does it need mentioning that near the end of the series, pretty much the next best thing happens to him?\n** He temporarily becomes an Ori Prior.
3rd Feb '17 6:23:57 PM Psychadelico
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* Present in Myth/NativeAmericanMythology. At least among certain groups (such as the Navajo), the difference between man and spirit is more of degree than kind, and there are stories of heroes and wise men becoming [[OurSpiritsAreDifferent diyinii]] when they achieved enough knowledge.
23rd Jan '17 8:22:24 PM staticat09
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** A straighter example would be his mother, Mary, an ordinary woman conceived without sin. The Bible doesn't say what happened to her, but Catholic tradition says that she was assumed bodily into Heaven.

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** A straighter example would be his mother, Mary, an ordinary woman conceived without sin. The Bible doesn't say what happened to her, but Catholic tradition says that she was assumed bodily into Heaven. The Oriental, Eastern Catholic[[note]] Catholics who are in communion with the Pope but who differ on liturgies [[/note]] and Eastern Orthodox Churches hold a similar view, called the "Dormition", or "falling asleep" of Mary. Here, Mary died a natural death but her body miraculously vanished to be with her Son.[[note]] It is occasionally called the "Assumption", but this is not considered an accurate translation, as it implies she was taken bodily into heaven alive. The Dormition states she died before the event took place.[[/note]]
31st Dec '16 7:47:36 PM KaworuS
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*The first Mutlimedia StoryArc of Series/DotHack is pretty much about getting Aura to be able to do this within the framework of 'The World' as the Ultimate AI, superseding that of her "mother" that was in Control and causing all of the system anomaly's by trying to prevent Aura's Rise.
**Late-franchise story Addendum Expanded this intended creation as the goal of a group of environmental terrorists so they could digitize humanity to prevent them from ruining the planet and have Aura be the micro-manager of their Digital world, essentially creating and then enslaving a God to Create paradise. Suffice it to say, they screwed it up.
28th Dec '16 1:46:14 AM Tron80
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* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade','Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.

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* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade','Mr.''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.
28th Dec '16 1:44:38 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman:'' After dying from over-exposure to the sun, Superman finds himself talking to his birth father, Jor-El, who tells him he's turning into pure thought, like all the other Kryptonians did. Of course, there are still enemies going after his loved ones, so Superman is given the choice, join his people and "dance through the fields of consciousness" or fight one last time. Three guesses which one he chooses.

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* ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman:'' After dying from over-exposure to the sun, Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} finds himself talking to his birth father, Jor-El, who tells him he's turning into pure thought, like all the other Kryptonians did. Of course, there are still enemies going after his loved ones, so Superman is given the choice, join his people and "dance through the fields of consciousness" or fight one last time. Three guesses which one he chooses.chooses.
* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade','Mr. Mxyzptlk tries to usurp an infinite power. However, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Supergirl claims it before he can seize it, and ascends. After beating Mxy up and making him run away her power fades and she becomes human again.
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