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26th Jun '17 8:21:16 PM TheNerfGuy
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* ''ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael'': When [[spoiler:Charon]] escapes to the land of the living, he has to be returned to his duties before he is killed. Since in his case he's not supposed to be there in the first place, he won't be sent to purgatory like any regular soul but his demise means he will simply cease to exist.

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* ''ComicBook/TheGrievousJourneyOfIchabodAzrael'': When [[spoiler:Charon]] Charon escapes to the land of the living, he has to be returned to his duties before he is killed. Since in his case he's not supposed to be there in the first place, he won't be sent to purgatory like any regular soul but his demise means he will simply cease to exist.



** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}ed. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] There's also [[spoiler:the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], who [[TheSoulless never had a Light to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] his Shadow is all that's left.

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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}ed. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] word. There's also [[spoiler:the the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], Chernobull/Makarov, who [[TheSoulless never had a Light to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] Wolf]] his Shadow is all that's left.



* The ultimate fate of old or unwanted memories and other elements of Riley's mindscape in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''; after being consigned to the vast chasm between the Emotions' Headquarters and the rest of the mind, the memories fade, grow dim, and eventually dissolve away. [[spoiler:Bing Bong the imaginary friend]] pulls a HeroicSacrifice to allow Joy to escape the pit, symbolizing Riley's need to grow up and leave some of her more childish elements behind.

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* The ultimate fate of old or unwanted memories and other elements of Riley's mindscape in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''; after being consigned to the vast chasm between the Emotions' Headquarters and the rest of the mind, the memories fade, grow dim, and eventually dissolve away. [[spoiler:Bing Bing Bong the imaginary friend]] friend pulls a HeroicSacrifice to allow Joy to escape the pit, symbolizing Riley's need to grow up and leave some of her more childish elements behind.



* ''AmericanGods'': [[spoiler: Shadow]] asks for this when he's allowed to choose an afterlife after he dies. What he gets is a mindlessly happy NothingAfterDeath [[spoiler: until he gets brought back to life.]]
* ''Literature/ArcOfFire'': Myrren reveals that [[spoiler: death is simply not ''like'' anything after she's revived, implying this.]]

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* ''AmericanGods'': [[spoiler: Shadow]] Shadow asks for this when he's allowed to choose an afterlife after he dies. What he gets is a mindlessly happy NothingAfterDeath [[spoiler: until he gets brought back to life.]]
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* ''Literature/ArcOfFire'': Myrren reveals that [[spoiler: death is simply not ''like'' anything after she's revived, implying this.]]



* It's mentioned in ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' that, while mermaids can live three times as long as a human, they have no immortal souls. When they die they turn to sea foam, and that is that. The little mermaid's desire to marry the prince and turn human is inspired in part by her love for him and in part by her want for an afterlife. [[spoiler:After she fails to marry him and turns to sea foam, she is given a chance at earning a soul by doing good for 300 years as a spirit]].

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* It's mentioned in ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'' that, while mermaids can live three times as long as a human, they have no immortal souls. When they die they turn to sea foam, and that is that. The little mermaid's desire to marry the prince and turn human is inspired in part by her love for him and in part by her want for an afterlife. [[spoiler:After After she fails to marry him and turns to sea foam, she is given a chance at earning a soul by doing good for 300 years as a spirit]].spirit.



* After [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] is returned from death in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', all he can say about the afterlife is "Nothing." This doesn't help [[spoiler:Melisandre]]'s ongoing crisis of faith any.

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* After [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] Jon Snow is returned from death in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', all he can say about the afterlife is "Nothing." This doesn't help [[spoiler:Melisandre]]'s Melisandre's ongoing crisis of faith any.



* ''Series/Conviction2016'': Hayes says this happens when you die, telling one death row prisoner he will be "worm food". [[spoiler: She regrets this after he's executed, although she had wished he would go to {{heaven}} like he wanted beforehand.]]

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* ''Series/Conviction2016'': Hayes says this happens when you die, telling one death row prisoner he will be "worm food". [[spoiler: She regrets this after he's executed, although she had wished he would go to {{heaven}} like he wanted beforehand.]]



* In the ''Videogame/BaldursGate'' series, the PlayerCharacter's [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul has a different nature from other mortal beings.]] This is because he or she is a partial SoulJar for their father Bhaal, the dead god of murder. Consequently, if he or she is killed, the essence of their being will merge back with the god, effectively becoming this trope. This also justifies why the PlayerCharacter's party can't simply [[DeathIsCheap resurrect]] them. You also have to inflict this fate upon at least five half-brothers and sisters. And, in [[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal]], this is ultimately what happens to the BigBad [[spoiler: Amelyssan, no matter what you decide to do with Bhaal's essence.]]
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': [[spoiler:It turns out this is what happened to the Ender Dragon, as the Order relied on the Command Block's power to delete it rather than actually killing it.]]

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* In the ''Videogame/BaldursGate'' series, the PlayerCharacter's [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul has a different nature from other mortal beings.]] This is because he or she is a partial SoulJar for their father Bhaal, the dead god of murder. Consequently, if he or she is killed, the essence of their being will merge back with the god, effectively becoming this trope. This also justifies why the PlayerCharacter's party can't simply [[DeathIsCheap resurrect]] them. You also have to inflict this fate upon at least five half-brothers and sisters. And, in [[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal]], this is ultimately what happens to the BigBad [[spoiler: Amelyssan, no matter what you decide to do with Bhaal's essence.]]
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': [[spoiler:It It turns out this is what happened to the Ender Dragon, as the Order relied on the Command Block's power to delete it rather than actually killing it.]]
9th Jun '17 7:36:23 AM Morgenthaler
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8th Jun '17 6:21:04 AM Fireblood
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* ''RickAndMorty'' hasnt really touched on religion in the show, but in the comic canon, a backup story revolves around Morty having been so traumatized by his dangerous adventures with Rick that he's been having trouble sleeping because he thinks this is what happens when you die and he doesnt know how to deal with it. When he asks Rick, Rick offers him an alien device that teenagers teenagers use as a dare, because it kills you for a few minutes and allows you to experience death. We never get to see if its true or not because Morty chickens out when Rick points out that the experience is why he's watching an old ''Alf'' marathon in the middle of the night instead of sleeping himself. Presumably, it's either this, or something worse.

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* ''RickAndMorty'' hasnt hasn't really touched on religion in the show, but in the comic canon, a backup story revolves around Morty having been so traumatized by his dangerous adventures with Rick that he's been having trouble sleeping because he thinks this is what happens when you die and he doesnt know how to deal with it. When he asks Rick, Rick offers him an alien device that teenagers teenagers use as a dare, because it kills you for a few minutes and allows you to experience death. We never get to see if its true or not because Morty chickens out when Rick points out that the experience is why he's watching an old ''Alf'' marathon in the middle of the night instead of sleeping himself. Presumably, it's either this, or something worse.
7th Jun '17 8:30:52 PM SilentStranger
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* ''RickAndMorty'' hasnt really touched on religion in the show, but in the comic canon, a backup story revolves around Morty having been so traumatized by his dangerous adventures with Rick that he's been having trouble sleeping because he thinks this is what happens when you die and he doesnt know how to deal with it. When he asks Rick, Rick offers him an alien device that teenagers teenagers use as a dare, because it kills you for a few minutes and allows you to experience death. We never get to see if its true or not because Morty chickens out when Rick points out that the experience is why he's watching an old ''Alf'' marathon in the middle of the night instead of sleeping himself. Presumably, it's either this, or something worse.
29th May '17 7:01:05 PM Fireblood
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** ''Mortalism'' is the term for the view that the soul is not naturally immortal, but dies with the body. The opposite view, naturally, is called ''immortalism''. Christian mortalism encompasses the annihilationism/conditionalist view described above, but the term can describe any view that human beings have no immortal soul.



25th May '17 8:05:40 PM Fireblood
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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}e. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] There's also [[spoiler:the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], who [[TheSoulless never had a Light to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] his Shadow is all that's left.

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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}e.{{Reincarnat|ion}}ed. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] There's also [[spoiler:the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], who [[TheSoulless never had a Light to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] his Shadow is all that's left.
25th May '17 4:44:04 PM Godzillawolf
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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}e. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] There's also [[spoiler:the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], who [[TheSoulless never had a soul to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] his Shadow is all that's left.

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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}e. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] There's also [[spoiler:the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], who [[TheSoulless never had a soul Light to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] his Shadow is all that's left.
25th May '17 4:43:18 PM Godzillawolf
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** In the ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' there ''is'' decidedly an Afterlife, with Heaven, Hell, and a form of Purgatory (which is more Limbo). However, there's also Oblivion, where half a person who was erased from existence's soul (called a Shadow of Existence, representing their life, appearance, and experiences) goes which can still one day exist again if merged with a fitting being or becoming part of a Draconequus. Even if this Shadow is destroyed, their Light of Existence (the other half they ''began'' with and is the base, core being) will go back to Fauna Luster and be {{Reincarnat|ion}}e. This does not apply to deities, so if their Shadow of Existence is destroyed, they're ''gone'' permanently. [[spoiler:D__t had this happen to him, and thus no longer exists in ''any'' sense of the word.]] There's also [[spoiler:the Shadow of Chernobull/Makarov]], who [[TheSoulless never had a soul to begin with]], so after [[spoiler:being devoured by the [[ClockRoaches Blank Wolf]]]] his Shadow is all that's left.
22nd May '17 7:56:48 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/AmericanGods'': Laura believed this happened when you died, but is proven dead wrong when she's met by [[EgyptianMythology Anubis]]. The punishment for believing this is apparently being sent into [[TheNothingAfterDeath "nothing" and "darkness"]]. She escapes though.
22nd May '17 7:15:07 PM Fireblood
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* The inspiration for the above, ''{{Theatre/Hamlet}}'', has the title character hope for this in his famous "To be or not to be" speech, with an eye toward [[DrivenToSuicide ending his suffering]]. He concludes, however, that the chance it's not true and he'll be punished in the afterlife is too great to risk.
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