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19th Oct '17 1:50:40 PM Ambaryerno
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'':
** In season 1 John and Aeryn are stranded in a damaged transport pod which is venting atmosphere, and at one point Crichton begins discussing the concept of the afterlife. After Crichton mentions the belief of some humans in the existence of heaven, Aeryn retorts that Peacekeepers believe there's nothing after death. As part of a gambit to repair their pod, Aeryn is forced to administer a "kill shot" that will stop John's biological functions long enough to complete the repairs. Shen she revives him again she asks if he saw all the things he mentioned to her in their earlier discussion, but John confesses he saw nothing. He does offer the suggestion that maybe he didn't because it simply wasn't his time.
** As a Stykera, Stark is strongly connected to the spirits of the dead, making it very clear that an afterlife of sorts ''does'' exist in the universe; he's able to be manipulated by and communicate with the spirits of the dead, and the strain of crossing the dying over has largely contributed to his instability. He once even brings a message back from [[spoiler:Zhaan]] to comfort Rygel.
16th Oct '17 8:55:35 AM KizunaTallis
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* ''Film/{{Dogma}}''.
** A [[ApocalypseHow Class X-4 Apocalypse]] will result in this if the BigBad gets his way. Basically, [[FallenAngel Azrael]] was so tortured by the absence of God and the self-imposed suffering of the damned in Hell that he would rather be wiped out of existence than suffer it any longer, [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum consequences to the universe be damned]].

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* ''Film/{{Dogma}}''.
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''Film/{{Dogma}}'': A [[ApocalypseHow Class X-4 Apocalypse]] will result in this if the BigBad gets his way. Basically, [[FallenAngel Azrael]] was so tortured by the absence of God and the self-imposed suffering of the damned in Hell that he would rather be wiped out of existence than suffer it any longer, [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum consequences to the universe be damned]].
30th Sep '17 9:40:59 AM Peridonyx
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** Not the initial death of Doga and Unei in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''--after forcing the party to kill them in a boss fight, they offer the consolation that they'll remain in spirit. But when the Cloud of Darkness one-shots the kids at the end, Doga and Unei use up their souls to bring them back to life, [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing themselves]] to this fate.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', when anything dies (be it a person, a bird or a flower), its life energy is absorbed into the lifestream. The lifestream then recycles that energy to make new living things. But then there's the whole mess with Shinra sucking up that life energy and converting it into electricity, which means that this trope may have been the ultimate fate of millions of souls during the game's timeline.

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** Not the initial death of Doga and Unei in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII''--after forcing the party to kill them in a boss fight, they offer the consolation that they'll remain in spirit. But when the Cloud of Darkness one-shots the kids at the end, Doga and Unei use up their souls to bring them back to life, [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing themselves]] to possibly this fate.
fate [[note]]Some sources explain it as simply a mandatory AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence (and the "soul energy" they used was simply whatever was keeping them tethered to this plane) instead.[[/note]].
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', when anything dies (be it a person, a bird or a flower), its life energy is absorbed into the lifestream. The lifestream then recycles that energy to make new living things. But then there's the whole mess with Shinra sucking up that life energy and converting it into electricity, which means that this trope may have been the ultimate fate of millions of souls [[note]]Provided they didn't just disperse back into the Lifestream once said electricity was used up.[[/note]] during the game's timeline.
27th Sep '17 10:40:52 AM CharlesPhipps
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** It implied that this was also the fate of Bartleby and Loki: rather than going to heaven (since they were eternally and infallibly banished) or to hell (since they were forgiven), God allowed them both to simply cease to exist when they died.
16th Sep '17 5:36:19 PM nombretomado
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* While ''FamilyGuy'' does have an afterlife, this is used as a CutAway joke in an early episode when Peter talks about how he used to teach Sunday School.

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* While ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does have an afterlife, this is used as a CutAway joke in an early episode when Peter talks about how he used to teach Sunday School.



* ''RickAndMorty'' 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 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.
* Ashi from ''SamuraiJack'' suffered this fate. Aku had been killed in the past, but Ashi was created from Aku's essence in the future. She disappeared from the world in Jack's arms, leaving only her wedding robes behind.

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* ''RickAndMorty'' ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' 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 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.
* Ashi from ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' suffered this fate. Aku had been killed in the past, but Ashi was created from Aku's essence in the future. She disappeared from the world in Jack's arms, leaving only her wedding robes behind.
15th Sep '17 6:54:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Purgatori}}'': The demon Cremator invents a sword capable of erasing demons from existence, including Lucifer. If they are hurt with any other weapon, they'll just regenerate.
12th Sep '17 6:57:09 AM gravious
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* After Jon Snow is returned from death in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', all he can say about the afterlife is "Nothing." This doesn't help Melisandre's ongoing crisis of faith any.
12th Sep '17 6:54:00 AM gravious
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones:'' Upon her meeting with the Brotherhood Without Banners, Melisandre learns that her fellow Red Priest Thoros of Myr has brought [[spoiler: Beric Dondarrion]] back from the dead no less than six times. When her curiosity overcomes her shock, she asks him what is on "the other side". He replies "there is no other side. I have been to the darkness, my lady." She is visibly perturbed on hearing this. [[spoiler: After she resurrects Jon Snow, he gives more or less the same answer to the question.]]
9th Sep '17 7:16:11 AM WillBGood
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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 Amelyssan, no matter what you decide to do with Bhaal's essence.

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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]], ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'', this is ultimately what happens to the BigBad Amelyssan, no matter what you decide to do with Bhaal's essence.
11th Aug '17 3:39:52 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': when Yaldabaoth fuses the real world with the Metaverse, [[YourMindMakesItReal human cognition begins to affect reality]]. Because humanity collectively believed the Phantom Thieves never truly existed, the PlayerCharacter and his friends and allies vanish from existence. They manage to reverse this in the end, however.
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