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12th Jul '16 8:18:31 PM PaulA
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%% * The Japanese film ''Film?{{Afterlife}}''.

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%% * The Japanese film ''Film?{{Afterlife}}''.''Film/{{Afterlife|19998}}'' is set in an AfterlifeAntechamber where the newly-dead are put through a formal process to prepare them for eternity.
20th Jun '16 1:11:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''EekTheCat'', cats have life cards to show how many lives they have left. Eek was once tricked into taking the file of a bad cat and got sent to hell. Once the mistake got fixed, he regained all his lives.

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* In ''EekTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'', cats have life cards to show how many lives they have left. Eek was once tricked into taking the file of a bad cat and got sent to hell. Once the mistake got fixed, he regained all his lives.
19th Jun '16 1:25:55 PM DarkHunter
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*** It is later revealed that the Grand Supreme Kai and 4 Kai are the 'Gods of Creation' and balanced by a 'God of Destruction,' who destroys old worlds and such so new ones can fomed. In the DBZ universe, (said to be the 7th Universe), that is Beerus. He is feared and respected. However, he has a mentor in Whis (who's job seems to be training and managing said Gods of Destruction), who is probably the most powerful being in the DBZ universe.

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*** ** It is later revealed that the Grand Supreme Kai and 4 Kai are the 'Gods of Creation' and balanced by a 'God of Destruction,' who destroys old worlds and such so new ones can fomed. In the DBZ universe, (said to be the 7th Universe), that is Beerus. He is feared and respected. However, he has a mentor in Whis (who's job seems to be training and managing said Gods of Destruction), who is probably has his own superior in Zen-O, the most powerful being in supreme ruler of the DBZ universe.multiverse.
18th Jun '16 10:35:46 AM ThatBitterTase
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The Nine Hells have ''Infernal'' Bureaucracy, and they sort out the damned dead who arrives in their place. It's also run like a marketing firm: if you're a devil, the more souls you damn to hell, the higher you rise in the bureaucracy. Devils fear oblivion more than they fear demotion. All in all, the sourcebook that details this sounds like it's written as a satire of mega-corporations.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The Nine Hells have ''Infernal'' Bureaucracy, and they sort out the damned dead who arrives in their place. It's also run like a marketing firm: if you're a devil, the more souls you damn to hell, the higher you rise in the bureaucracy. Lesser devils have a quota to fill, and are frequently hired out to powerful already-damned humans. Devils fear oblivion demotion more than they fear demotion.oblivion - oblivion is at least peaceful, while demotion is humiliating and agonizingly paifnul. You can even try to win your soul back if you made a DealWithTheDevil - there are specific procedures for this. All in all, the sourcebook that details this sounds like it's written as a satire of mega-corporations.
11th Jun '16 10:57:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series has one of these. Part of the new Death's personal problems with the system is that babies born of rape or incest are automatically set at the half-good half-bad line, meaning any stillborns or crib death babies are automatically sent to purgatory to become office accountants. (Until he fixes it.)

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* Creator/PiersAnthony's ''IncarnationsOfImmortality'' ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series has one of these. Part of the new Death's personal problems with the system is that babies born of rape or incest are automatically set at the half-good half-bad line, meaning any stillborns or crib death babies are automatically sent to purgatory to become office accountants. (Until he fixes it.)
5th Jun '16 8:44:08 PM Schroeder1174
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* Part of the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible hard to follow]] plotline of Jethro Tull's 1973 ConceptAlbum, "A Passion Play", concerns something of a CelestialBureaucracy involving one "[[StevenUlyssesPerhero G. Oddie And Son]]" running Heaven as bureaucratic office managers. This theme would have been carried over into the next year's proposed film project which became the "[=WarChild=]" album.

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* Part of the [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible hard to follow]] plotline of [[JethroTull Jethro Tull's Tull's]] 1973 ConceptAlbum, "A Passion Play", concerns something of a CelestialBureaucracy involving one "[[StevenUlyssesPerhero G. Oddie And Son]]" running Heaven as bureaucratic office managers. This theme would have been carried over into the next year's proposed film project which became the "[=WarChild=]" album.
17th May '16 10:16:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The [[Creator/TheJamHandyOrganization Jam Handy]] short ''Out of This World'' is about angel-like and demon-like characters who are actually file clerks who share an office tracking the sales numbers for bread salesmen. They perform a minor Job-like bet on a random bread salesman to see if he'll keep up good sales technique after somebody makes fun of him for it, simply out of boredom.
6th May '16 7:18:56 AM bificommander
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** The evil afterlife seems more [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporation-styled]], with the Three Fiends acting like they're running a start-up company (which, in a way, they do) and worrying about the presentation they have to give to the "lower-downs" and how they haven't had time to clear their inbox all week. Cut to a huge inbox being filled with deceased evil people, including some of the soldiers the heroes are busy killing.
6th May '16 7:13:20 AM bificommander
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** Somewhat unusually for this trope, and despite the Deva's insistence on doing things by the book (see the trope picture), [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html she's actually quite easygoing on Roy]] instead of being LawfulStupid about it.
25th Apr '16 10:44:34 AM Unknownlight
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May overlap with HellOfAHeaven. Do not confuse it with [[VideoGame/DeptHeaven Department Heaven]]. May overlap with DontFearTheReaper.

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May overlap with HellOfAHeaven. Do not confuse it with [[VideoGame/DeptHeaven Department Heaven]].the video game series ''VideoGame/DeptHeaven''. May overlap with DontFearTheReaper.
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