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23rd Mar '16 4:37:01 AM Bissek
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* In the ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, anyone who [[DueToTheDead doesn't get the proper funeral rite]] can't be taken up by the gods and ends up a lost soul, although they can be redeemed by a living saint. Shamans attach an animal spirit to their soul and need another shaman to separate the two when they die.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, anyone who [[DueToTheDead doesn't get the proper funeral rite]] can't be taken up by the gods and ends up a lost soul, although they can be redeemed by a living saint. Shamans attach an animal spirit to their soul and need another shaman to separate the two when they die. What will happen to the last shaman, who will not have a colleague to separate the totem spirit from his soul when he dies? Even the gods aren't sure.
18th Mar '16 3:51:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'', Yuuma is kicked out of Hell after deciding that, since she won't die, she might as well enjoy herself and become extremely obnoxious towards the demons supposed to torture her.
* In ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' Phoenix Ikki mentions that the creatures of Hell don't want to hear about him (after coming back from it)



* The eponymous ''Jack of Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' makes a deal with the devil to the effect that when he dies he won't go to hell. He assumes that means he'll automatically go to heaven. He's wrong, and is doomed to spend eternity wandering as a headless corpse. He gets better -by making another deal with another devil. It doesn't end there. Related to a form of the old Jack O'Lantern story.
* Comicbook/HarleyQuinn. In her own title, she was killed and sent to Hell, but was banished from the place due her focus on joy and love. (Clearly, in a place where you're supposed to "Abandon All Hope", the staff doesn't like having someone like that around.)
* Also in Franchise/TheDCU: Karnevil for annoying/freaking out the demons by constantly pointing out better torture methods, and SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker for being the Joker. The villainous Dr. Light was also kicked out after his death in ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad''.
* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' didn't fit in in his universe's version of Hell, and Mr. Satan simply said he didn't belong there, and helped him come BackFromTheDead.
* The Saint of Killers from ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' applies here as well. His hate-filled heart was so cold that it literally froze over the fires of Hell and the devil was unable to break him. He simultaneously got kicked out and got a job. Oh, and on the way out, when Satan threw an insult at his back, The Saint ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu shot and killed the devil himself.'']]



* [[StepfordSmiler Zirah]] in the ''Literature/GoodOmens'' FanFic ''FanFic/TheSacredAndTheProfane''
--> ...did he really think a few thousand years on Earth could have changed Zirah? ...[Hastur had] forgotten... that they had kicked Zirah out of Hell because ''they hadn't wanted him there.'' Because everybody was ''scared'' of him.. The way Zirah's face, [[DissonantSerenity oddly angelic even after the Fall]], had looked in the light of the flames. How he'd curl his lip whenever there was a particularly juicy bit of torture going on, and then absent-mindedly tear out some sufferer's voicebox because its screaming was getting on his nerves. Beelzebub, saying, "Fuck, make Zzzzirah go up. Bloke givezzz me the williezz."



* ''Film/TheProphecyII'': Satan decides that Gabriel would cause too much trouble in Hell and kicks him out. "Only room for one of them."
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Legends say that Captain Barbossa was so evil hell itself spat him back out again. The legend likely arose from the fact the he and all his crew look like skeletal zombies under the light of the full moon. Amusingly enough, Barbossa is revived from death in the second movie, so one could say that hell indeed spat him back out.



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* The traditional song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-DytJkA-c4 "Killieburn Brae"]]'' tells the story of a wife who is taken off to Hell by the Devil. On arriving, she sets about all the little devils with her stick, so the Devil carries her back to her husband "...for the likes of herself [they] would not have in hell."
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* There is a fairytale about a badass tailor who had an encounter with your standard Stupid Devil. It ended very painfully for the Devil. When the tailor died and was condemned to hell for badassery, the Devil locked Hell and didn't let him in. Even made it into a folksong, and the variants of the story are so numerous it has its own Aarne-Thompson number.
* According to one version, the first thing the bodhisattva Guanyin did upon her first death is to start preaching. Immediately she was converting demons and sending them to the Western Paradise. Lord Yama, the boss down there, was afraid she'd empty the place and told her to go back to the world of the living.
* JR "Bob" Dobbs, leader of the Church of the SubGenius, has died many times, and has escaped from Hell every time. How many times? He's returned to life so often, every day of the year is his birthday.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'': After being sent to Hell in the "It's a Wonderful Crisis" arc, Alex and Clive are kicked out of Hell making a GFC-sized mess of Hell's Soul Market. The Devil and an archangel undo all of the events starting with Cyrus's suicide so that Alex and Clive never end up there in the first place.
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* The escape of Lord Soth from TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} is quite possibly the weirdest case of this trope ever. He escapes from Ravenloft (essentially, a trap for various 'darklords') '''by not giving a crap'''. Soth basically accepts that he deserves to be tormented by the Dark Powers and admits his failures. He refuses to rise to anything they present him with, be it despair or hope; eventually, realising that it's pointless to keep him around since he won't respond to anything they do, the Dark Powers release him from Ravenloft.



* Once again in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', Mell ends up in Hell after getting kicked out of Heaven. It takes her a whole week to get kicked outta THAT place...
* Seth, one of the main characters of ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}'' was - according to one myth about his background - kicked out of hell SPECIFICALLY because they were afraid he might take over...



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* J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, of the ChurchOfTheSubgenius, went to Hell after he was "assassinated" in Dallas (mainly because he'd never been baptized as a child.) Once in Hell, he seduced and bedded Satan's bride -- giving Satan a "second set of horns" -- and was kicked out of Hell. As he has nowhere to go after dying this gives him a form of NighInvulnerability -- and necessitates that he be followed by an elite guard of churchgoers to keep him from getting baptized by accident.
* Brock of ''PokemonTheBridgedSeries'' bred Satan, and was kicked out because they thought he was going to do it again. He was.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' The Flying Dutchman kicks [=SpongeBob=] out of Davy Jones' locker 30 seconds after arriving there, due to his constant blabbering.
* Done beautifully in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The Warner siblings end up in Hell when they take a wrong turn, and subject it to their brand of mayhem. After they freeze the whole place, Satan literally kicks them out.
--> "Do you have any idea how long it takes to get the pilot lit?!?"
* Mc Pee Pants from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' gets booted out of hell by Satan in a second attempt at a world domination scheme. By the third time he's revived, Satan is apparently so sick of him his ''entire next plot'' is getting a vampire to bite Pee Pants just so he's immortal and won't be sent back to hell, [[TooDumbToLive then he gets sent back anyway when he goes out during the day]].
20th Feb '16 4:35:35 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: The protagonist, Theodore, is damned to Limbo for his crimes as a crusader.]]
2nd Feb '16 9:48:08 PM Dravencour
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On the other hand, there's plenty of outside factors that can cause this: His remains didn't get their [[DueToTheDead funeral rites]], the CelestialBureaucracy can't find his ticket for the AfterlifeExpress, or [[DeathTakesAHoliday Death went to Hawaii instead]].

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On the other hand, there's plenty of outside factors that can cause this: His remains didn't get their [[DueToTheDead funeral rites]], the CelestialBureaucracy can't find his ticket for the AfterlifeExpress, somebody [[YourSoulIsMine stole his soul]], or [[DeathTakesAHoliday Death went to Hawaii instead]].
31st Dec '15 1:28:07 PM ultimomant
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* Lobo was kicked out of both heaven and hell and is thus immortal. None of the other afterlife destinations will take him either; he even got kicked out of Valhalla for being too violent. Let that one sink in for a bit.

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* Lobo SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} was kicked out of both heaven and hell and is thus immortal. None of the other afterlife destinations will take him either; he even got kicked out of Valhalla for being too violent. Let that one sink in for a bit.


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* In ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'', one price of godhood is that a god can ''never'' enter heaven (their loved ones can however briefly leave heaven to speak to them). A god can enter hell, either to punish the damned or to be imprisoned as punishment.
31st Dec '15 1:16:33 AM Anddrix
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* ComicBook/{{Lobo}} was kicked out of both heaven and hell and is thus immortal. None of the other afterlife destinations will take him either; he even got kicked out of Valhalla for being too violent. Let that one sink in for a bit.

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* ComicBook/{{Lobo}} Lobo was kicked out of both heaven and hell and is thus immortal. None of the other afterlife destinations will take him either; he even got kicked out of Valhalla for being too violent. Let that one sink in for a bit.
26th Dec '15 6:20:01 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', Okiku is a ghost who helps the ghosts of murder victims pass to the afterlife by killing their murderers; but having chosen vengeance over peace, she is herself unable to pass on.
--> '''Okiku''': Where they go, I cannot follow.
16th Dec '15 10:58:04 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Most likely he'll end up [[WalkingTheEarth Floating The Earth]] as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] (often with GhostlyGoals,) but more rarely he may be forced back into his decaying body as {{Undead}}. Other fates include being stuck in the AfterlifeAntechamber, or shunted to TheNothingAfterDeath. [[LivingForeverAwesome If he's really lucky]], his "banned" status will mean that he is CursedWithAwesome; he CameBackStrong and now he has PurposeDrivenImmortality. Although [[WhoWantsToLiveForever that can suck, too]].

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Most likely he'll end up [[WalkingTheEarth Floating The Earth]] as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] (often with GhostlyGoals,) but more rarely he may be forced back into his decaying body as {{Undead}}. Other fates include being stuck in the AfterlifeAntechamber, or shunted to TheNothingAfterDeath. [[LivingForeverAwesome [[LivingForeverIsAwesome If he's really lucky]], his "banned" status will mean that he is CursedWithAwesome; he CameBackStrong and now he has PurposeDrivenImmortality. Although [[WhoWantsToLiveForever that can suck, too]].
16th Dec '15 10:57:39 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Most likely he'll end up [[WalkingTheEarth Floating The Earth]] as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] (often with GhostlyGoals,) but more rarely he may be forced back into his decaying body as {{Undead}}. Other fates include being stuck in the AfterlifeAntechamber, or shunted to TheNothingAfterDeath. Or if he's really lucky he may get CursedWithAwesome, [[CameBackStrong Coming Back Strong]] and with PurposeDrivenImmortality. Although [[WhoWantsToLiveForever that can suck, too]].

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Most likely he'll end up [[WalkingTheEarth Floating The Earth]] as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Ghost]] (often with GhostlyGoals,) but more rarely he may be forced back into his decaying body as {{Undead}}. Other fates include being stuck in the AfterlifeAntechamber, or shunted to TheNothingAfterDeath. Or if [[LivingForeverAwesome If he's really lucky lucky]], his "banned" status will mean that he may get CursedWithAwesome, [[CameBackStrong Coming Back Strong]] is CursedWithAwesome; he CameBackStrong and with now he has PurposeDrivenImmortality. Although [[WhoWantsToLiveForever that can suck, too]].
15th Dec '15 2:46:50 PM Morgenthaler
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It may be his fault due to UnfinishedBusiness, [[TheProblemWithFightingDeath getting a little too cheeky with Ol' Grim]], or being TrueNeutral and thus not good or evil enough for heaven or hell. Or everyone there was just [[LikeABadassOutOfHell too scared of him]]. Alternately, being left in limbo ''is'' this universe's version of eternal damnation. Or, for people with a [[DiabolusExMachina particularly difficult and troubled life]], being returned to life, to that horrible life, ''is'' their punishment. For some souls, such a state [[AndIMustScream could actually be worse]] than FireAndBrimstoneHell.

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It may be his fault due to UnfinishedBusiness, [[TheProblemWithFightingDeath getting a little too cheeky with Ol' Grim]], or being TrueNeutral and thus not good or evil enough for heaven or hell. Or everyone there was just [[LikeABadassOutOfHell too scared of him]].him. Alternately, being left in limbo ''is'' this universe's version of eternal damnation. Or, for people with a [[DiabolusExMachina particularly difficult and troubled life]], being returned to life, to that horrible life, ''is'' their punishment. For some souls, such a state [[AndIMustScream could actually be worse]] than FireAndBrimstoneHell.



* One episode of ''Series/TheStoryteller'' had a soldier who became EnemiesWithDeath... and "won", putting it in a bag but eventually releasing it. Because of this, Death was too afraid to reap him, Heaven would not take him for his sins, and Hell was afraid he'd become LikeABadassOutOfHell.

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* One episode of ''Series/TheStoryteller'' had a soldier who became EnemiesWithDeath... and "won", putting it in a bag but eventually releasing it. Because of this, Death was too afraid to reap him, Heaven would not take him for his sins, and Hell was afraid [[HellHasNewManagement he'd become LikeABadassOutOfHell.take over]].
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