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8th Jan '17 11:11:01 PM MsChibi
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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 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 [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide]] in a setting where SuicideIsShameful, or being TrueNeutral and thus not good or evil enough for heaven or hell. Or everyone there was just 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.
6th Jan '17 2:31:23 AM InterestingCarSalesman
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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.
15th Dec '16 5:04:54 PM nighttrainfm
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, ghosts are people who either refused or were too scared to accept death and move on. Apparently, there's no take-backs later on if you change your mind.

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, ghosts ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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are people who either refused or were too scared to accept death and move on. Apparently, there's no take-backs later on if you change your mind.
13th Dec '16 12:45:03 PM Eddy1215
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* A similar plot is behind the animated film ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. Charlie was double-crossed by Carface and drowned, but he's told that all dogs are normally good and deserve a place in Heaven. However, Charlie felt he had unfinished business so he stole his own [[DeathsHourglass Watch of Life]] and ''rewound'' it, despite being warned that anyone doing so suffers the trope. [[spoiler:However, his HeroicSacrifice to save an innocent girl earns him redemption and a return ticket.]]

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* A similar plot is behind the animated film ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven''. Charlie was double-crossed by Carface and drowned, but he's told that all dogs are normally good and deserve a place in Heaven. However, Charlie felt he had unfinished business UnfinishedBusiness so he stole his own [[DeathsHourglass Watch of Life]] and ''rewound'' it, despite being warned that anyone doing so suffers the trope. [[spoiler:However, his HeroicSacrifice to save an innocent girl earns him redemption and a return ticket.]]



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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.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' The Flying Dutchman kicks [=SpongeBob=] out of Davy Jones' locker 30 seconds after arriving there, [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth due to his constant blabbering.
blabbering]].
* Done beautifully in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The Warner siblings end up in Hell when [[WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque they take a wrong turn, turn]], and subject it to their brand of mayhem. After they [[VisualPun freeze the whole place, place]], Satan literally kicks them out.
27th Nov '16 5:18:46 PM zarpaulus
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* At the beginning of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', delinquent Yusuke dies saving a child from being hit by a car, which puts the CelestialBureaucracy in a bind: He was scheduled to go to hell, but his HeroicSacrifice partly redeemed him... but not enough to qualify for heaven. He ends up working for them fighting demons.

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* At the beginning of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', delinquent Yusuke dies saving a child from being hit by a car, which puts the CelestialBureaucracy in a bind: He was scheduled to go to hell, but his HeroicSacrifice partly redeemed him... but not enough to qualify for heaven. heaven, not to mention that he wasn't scheduled to die then. He ends up working for them fighting demons.


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* In one arc of ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Dogbert died from overly strong perfume and initially got into Heaven simply for being a dog, but they got sick of him and kicked him out. He did a brief stint as a guardian angel before the Powers That Be had enough of that and just resurrected him.
22nd Oct '16 4:24:14 PM SimiOfDoom
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* A rare voluntary version in ''Literature/{{Transitions}}'': The Goddess Mielikki takes Catti-brie's and Regis' souls away and gives them the choice to be reborn in a time of need or go on to the afterlife. Both choose to stay in the pocket dimension Iruladoon to be reborn in 21 years to help Drizzt.
21st Oct '16 12:41:31 PM Chriseindt
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* Hrothbert of Bainbridge mostly called Bob is a ghost in ''Series/TheDresdenFiles''. After he used darkest magic repeatedly he was punished to death. Afterward his soul was sealed into his own skull to prevent him from ever moving on.
12th Aug '16 8:17:17 PM nombretomado
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* There's also the 1985 film ''Film/TheHeavenlyKid'', where a guy killed in TheFifties is stuck in "Midtown", and has to perform some kind of deed before he can go "Uptown". And it turns out he has to play guardian angel to the son of his former girlfriend. (Oh yeah, and the guy she married was [[AnimalHouse Niedermayer]].)

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* There's also the 1985 film ''Film/TheHeavenlyKid'', where a guy killed in TheFifties is stuck in "Midtown", and has to perform some kind of deed before he can go "Uptown". And it turns out he has to play guardian angel to the son of his former girlfriend. (Oh yeah, and the guy she married was [[AnimalHouse [[Film/AnimalHouse Niedermayer]].)
31st Jul '16 12:36:10 AM sablesword
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* In the ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, most souls upon death are taken up by the appropriate god, 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 ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, most souls upon death are taken up by the appropriate god, 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.)
31st Jul '16 12:34:53 AM sablesword
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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.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Chalion}}'' series, anyone who most souls upon death are taken up by the appropriate god, and the gods offer a small miracle at each person's [[DueToTheDead doesn't get the proper funeral rite]] can't 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.)
** In the case of shamans and spirit warriors, the animal spirit linked to the dead person's soul needs to be called out by a (living) shaman before the soul can
be taken up by the gods and ends up gods. This creates a lost soul, although they can be redeemed by a living saint. Shamans attach an animal spirit puzzle - what happens to their the soul and need another shaman to separate the two when they die. What will happen to of the last shaman, who will not have a colleague to separate the totem spirit from his soul when he dies? shaman left? Even the gods aren't sure.are't sure.
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