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18th Apr '17 12:25:40 PM Nualie
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* In Webcomic/TheSettlers, the gates of Hell are closed, so everyone who was headed there is stuck in Purgatory. This kickstarts the plot, as the main characters will use this opportunity to bring you back to Earth, for the very moderate price of your eternal soul!

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* In Webcomic/TheSettlers, ''Webcomic/TheSettlers'', the gates of Hell are closed, so everyone who was headed there is stuck in Purgatory. This kickstarts the plot, as the main characters will use this opportunity to bring you back to Earth, for the very moderate price of your eternal soul!
18th Apr '17 12:19:14 PM Nualie
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* In Webcomic/TheSettlers, the gates of Hell are closed, so everyone who was headed there is stuck in Purgatory. This kickstarts the plot, as the main characters will use this opportunity to bring you back to Earth, for the very moderate price of your eternal soul!
16th Apr '17 3:38:47 PM Lizardon
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* This is the fate of the Protagonist following ''VideoGame/Persona3'''s ending. By using up his life force to seal away Nyx and Erebus from enacting humanity's innate desire for death, his soul has to act as the gatekeeper for humanity until the day they either stop collectively wishing for death, or are rendered extinct. Which could very well take hundreds, if not thousands of years for the Protagonist to remain there.
16th Apr '17 10:27:57 AM Fuyumoto
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'', Yaobikuni cannot visit the Afterworld even when her living friends can with a temporary death spell because of her immortality.
2nd Apr '17 6:40:49 PM sgamer82
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** In the shared universe of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', a large number of monsters are said to be human beings who died in a horrific manner and could not move on. This carries the FridgeHorror that ''anyone'' who dies in Ivalice has an extremely high chance of being kicked back into the living world as some manner of monster. In ''Vagrant Story'' in particular anyone who becomes tainted by [[TheDarkSide 'The Dark']] is fated to die an incomplete death. For most people this means being reborn as a [[TheUndead walking corpse]], but some people, [[spoiler:such as Sydney, and possibly Duke Bardorba,]] have studied and manipulated The Dark to such an extent that they've become functionally immortal.

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** In the ''Franchise/IvaliceAlliance'', the shared universe of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', a large number of monsters are said to be human beings who died in a horrific manner and could not move on. This carries the FridgeHorror that ''anyone'' who dies in Ivalice has an extremely high chance of being kicked back into the living world as some manner of monster. In ''Vagrant Story'' in particular anyone who becomes tainted by [[TheDarkSide 'The Dark']] is fated to die an incomplete death. For most people this means being reborn as a [[TheUndead walking corpse]], but some people, [[spoiler:such as Sydney, and possibly Duke Bardorba,]] have studied and manipulated The Dark to such an extent that they've become functionally immortal.
2nd Apr '17 6:36:58 PM sgamer82
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* This is stated to be the fate of any Manga/DeathNote user. [[spoiler: An ending flashback reveals the truth: [[SubvertedTrope there is no Heaven or Hell]], just CessationOfExistence.]]

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This is stated to be the fate of any Manga/DeathNote Death Note user. [[spoiler: An ending flashback reveals the truth: [[SubvertedTrope there is no Heaven or Hell]], just CessationOfExistence.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' the price of contracting with the Shinigami is that your soul will be consumed and reside permanently within its stomach. This prevents the contractor from ever moving on to the Pure World.

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price of contracting with the Shinigami is that your soul will be consumed and reside permanently within its stomach. This prevents the contractor from ever moving on to the Pure World.



* In the ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, most souls are taken up by the appropriate god upon death, and the gods offer a small miracle at each person's [[DueToTheDead funeral rites]] to confirm just Who took the soul up. When a soul ''isn't'' taken up, it's SeriousBusiness, not just for the mourners, but for the gods as well. (And a major theme running through most of the books in the series.)

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* In the The ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, most series:
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souls are taken up by the appropriate god upon death, and the gods offer a small miracle at each person's [[DueToTheDead funeral rites]] to confirm just Who took the soul up. When a soul ''isn't'' taken up, it's SeriousBusiness, not just for the mourners, but for the gods as well. (And a major theme running through most of the books in the series.)



* ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' is a show about individuals who are chosen by unknown forces to become grim reapers. Upon death, they find no passage into the afterlife. They are charged with removing the souls of humans just before death and are given assignments; when they complete enough assignments, they are finally released from their current state. They get a HealingFactor and an ExtraStrengthMasquerade to help them get the job done. It's PlayedForLaughs, with reaping being treated something like a bad temp job.
** One character did attempt to hitch a ride to her target's afterlife. Her fate is never revealed.

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* ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' is a show about individuals who are chosen by unknown forces to become grim reapers. Upon death, they find no passage into the afterlife. They are charged with removing the souls of humans just before death and are given assignments; when they complete enough assignments, they are finally released from their current state. They get a HealingFactor and an ExtraStrengthMasquerade to help them get the job done. It's PlayedForLaughs, with reaping being treated something like a bad temp job.
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job. One character did attempt to hitch a ride to her target's afterlife. Her fate is never revealed.



* Souls in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' must receive a sending ritual from a summoner in order to reach the Farplane. Souls that don't get this ritual become Unsent (sentient undead) if they're lucky, otherwise, their jealousy towards living beings warps them into Fiends. This leads to some FridgeHorror: At the end of the game, there's no more summoners, since the BigBad was powering them. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 The sequel]] reveals Fiends are still appearing, but no one is sure why. Someone's going to connect the dots and have a HeroicBSOD at some point... That said, circumstances both on Spira and in the Farplane have radically changed between games, implying that the Fiends are more "ambient" energy than anything else.

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* Souls in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' must receive a sending ritual from a summoner in order to reach the Farplane. Souls that don't get this ritual become Unsent (sentient undead) if they're lucky, otherwise, their jealousy towards living beings warps them into Fiends. This leads to some FridgeHorror: At the end of the game, there's no more summoners, since the BigBad was powering them. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 The sequel]] reveals Fiends are still appearing, but no one is sure why. Someone's going to connect the dots and have a HeroicBSOD at some point... That said, circumstances both on Spira and in the Farplane have radically changed between games, implying that the Fiends are more "ambient" energy than anything else.''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':



* [[BigBad Ardyn Izunia]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' is a very unique existence in that he's ''absolutely impossible'' to kill. His physical form is [[spoiler:actually a viscous mass of darkness and daemons simply retaining the shape of a man]], and grievously damaging it, or even completely destroying it, merely renders it unstable for a moment before it reforms. To make matters even less fun, due to his unique relationship with the game's PowerCrystal, he spiritually '''can't''' enter the afterlife, as it would essentially just spit him back out due to his impure existence. The requirements in actually, ''permanently'' killing Ardyn are ''extremely'' particular, and very much suck for all parties involved.

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* ** Souls in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' must receive a sending ritual from a summoner in order to reach the Farplane. Souls that don't get this ritual become Unsent (sentient undead) if they're lucky, otherwise, their jealousy towards living beings warps them into Fiends. This leads to some FridgeHorror: At the end of the game, there's no more summoners, since the BigBad was powering them. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2 The sequel]] reveals Fiends are still appearing, but no one is sure why. Someone's going to connect the dots and have a HeroicBSOD at some point... That said, circumstances both on Spira and in the Farplane have radically changed between games, implying that the Fiends are more "ambient" energy than anything else.
** In the shared universe of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', and ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', a large number of monsters are said to be human beings who died in a horrific manner and could not move on. This carries the FridgeHorror that ''anyone'' who dies in Ivalice has an extremely high chance of being kicked back into the living world as some manner of monster. In ''Vagrant Story'' in particular anyone who becomes tainted by [[TheDarkSide 'The Dark']] is fated to die an incomplete death. For most people this means being reborn as a [[TheUndead walking corpse]], but some people, [[spoiler:such as Sydney, and possibly Duke Bardorba,]] have studied and manipulated The Dark to such an extent that they've become functionally immortal.
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[[BigBad Ardyn Izunia]] from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' is a very unique existence in that he's ''absolutely impossible'' to kill. His physical form is [[spoiler:actually a viscous mass of darkness and daemons simply retaining the shape of a man]], and grievously damaging it, or even completely destroying it, merely renders it unstable for a moment before it reforms. To make matters even less fun, due to his unique relationship with the game's PowerCrystal, he spiritually '''can't''' enter the afterlife, as it would essentially just spit him back out due to his impure existence. The requirements in actually, ''permanently'' killing Ardyn are ''extremely'' particular, and very much suck for all parties involved.



* In ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'', dead souls are supposed to be delivered to the goddess Asha for reincarnation, but those who die particularly violent or unjust deaths can find themselves trapped in the mortal world as ghosts. Necromancers who worship Asha sometimes try to bring comfort to them, in the hopes that they can rejoin the cycle.

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* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic:''
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In ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might ''Might and Magic: Heroes VI]]'', VI'', dead souls are supposed to be delivered to the goddess Asha for reincarnation, but those who die particularly violent or unjust deaths can find themselves trapped in the mortal world as ghosts. Necromancers who worship Asha sometimes try to bring comfort to them, in the hopes that they can rejoin the cycle.



* In ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'', anyone who becomes tainted by [[TheDarkSide 'The Dark']] is fated to die an incomplete death. For most people this means being reborn as a [[TheUndead walking corpse]], but some people, [[spoiler:such as Sydney, and possibly Duke Bardorba,]] have studied and manipulated The Dark to such an extent that they've become functionally immortal.
** The game is set in the same universe as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', where a large number of the monsters are said to be human beings who died in a horrific manner and could not move on. This carries the FridgeHorror that ''anyone'' who dies in Ivalice has an extremely high chance of being kicked back into the living world as some manner of monster.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', we have [[CuteGhostGirl Yuyuko Saigyouji]], the princess of the Netherworld, the place where souls wait for their {{Reincarnation}}. However, because [[spoiler: her body is being used to seal the [[EldritchAbomination Saigyou Ayakashi]]]] she cannot enter the cycle of reincarnation and is stuck forever as a ghost. She seems to be enjoying it, though.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', we have ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''
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[[CuteGhostGirl Yuyuko Saigyouji]], Saigyouji]] is the princess of the Netherworld, the place where souls wait for their {{Reincarnation}}. However, because [[spoiler: her body is being used to seal the [[EldritchAbomination Saigyou Ayakashi]]]] she cannot enter the cycle of reincarnation and is stuck forever as a ghost. She seems to be enjoying it, though.
26th Mar '17 12:33:02 AM angie710
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See also the FlyingDutchman and WanderingJew legends, which frequently involve this. Compare ReroutedFromHeaven, where a soul ends up in the wrong afterlife, or an afterlife they don't want.

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See also the FlyingDutchman and WanderingJew legends, which frequently involve this.this, as well as the StringyHairedGhostGirl. Compare ReroutedFromHeaven, where a soul ends up in the wrong afterlife, or an afterlife they don't want.
21st Mar '17 12:59:47 PM mkmlp
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan comic ''WebComic/TrixieVs'', [[Literature/AChristmasCarol The Ghost of Hearts Warming]] who repeatedly visits Trixie to try and help her change her ways, reveals that this is her fate and the reason she has her current job, do to unspecified things she did in her mortal life, and warns Trixie that if she does not change her ways in time this will be ''her'' fate as well.
17th Feb '17 6:05:38 AM Sharlee
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* In one of the ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' novels, Sinner is an otherwise-good man who'd sold his soul to the Devil for true love. When he died and went to Hell, it was revealed to him that his "true love" was a succubus who'd only been pretending to care about him ... but he still loved ''her'' and was content with his end of the bargain, so much so that having him around subverted the basic premise of Hell. Rather than let a happy soul spoil the atmosphere of the place, the Devil kicked him out again, and Sinner wound up in the Nightside, back on Earth. [[spoiler:When he sacrifices himself to save Pretty Poison, the succubus in question, she finally grasps the concept of love and is restored to her original angelic state, whereupon she carries Sinner to Heaven - his self-sacrifice balanced out the whole "deal with Satan" business.]]

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* In one of the ''Literature/{{Nightside}}'' novels, Sinner is an otherwise-good man who'd sold his soul to the Devil for true love. When he died and went to Hell, it was revealed to him that his "true love" was a succubus who'd only been pretending to care about him ... but he still loved ''her'' and was content with his end of the bargain, so much so that having him around subverted the basic premise of Hell. Rather than let a happy soul spoil the atmosphere of the place, the Devil kicked him out again, and Sinner wound up in the Nightside, back on Earth. [[spoiler:When he sacrifices himself to save Pretty Poison, the succubus in question, she finally grasps the concept of love love, attempts to do the same for ''him'', and is restored to her original angelic state, whereupon she carries Sinner to Heaven - his Heaven: their respective acts of self-sacrifice balanced out the whole "Fallen angel" and "deal with Satan" business.]]
4th Feb '17 3:23:51 PM Gaming28
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See also the FlyingDutchman and WanderingJew legends, which frequently involve this. Compare ReroutedFromHeaven, where a soul ends up in the wrong afterlife.

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See also the FlyingDutchman and WanderingJew legends, which frequently involve this. Compare ReroutedFromHeaven, where a soul ends up in the wrong afterlife.
afterlife, or an afterlife they don't want.
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