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13th Feb '18 2:51:46 AM Merloze
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** At the end of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Noctis, after the sacrifice of his life on the throne, goes into a spiritual world wherein he kills definitively Ardyn with the spiritual support of his three companions, who have an ''UncertainDoom'' as they are seen for the last time facing a huge amount of dangerous daemons, and of the late Lunafreya. Then, he completely dissolves, along with the ring of Lucii, which marks the extinction of the royal bloodline of the Lucii.
3rd Feb '18 6:30:15 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Theatre/JacobMarleysChristmasCarol'' Marley and the Bogle see a few souls in Hell that appear to blink out of existence. At the climax, the Bogle worries this will happen to Marley if he takes Scrooge's place in death.
1st Feb '18 6:54:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* The underlying message of the "Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow" monologue from ''{{Macbeth}}''.

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* The underlying message of the "Tomorrow, Tomorrow and Tomorrow" monologue from ''{{Macbeth}}''.''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
26th Jan '18 1:32:56 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', during the Horus Heresy, this happens to two people in the span of about 30 seconds, specifically when the Emperor fought Horus in a one-on-one duel and sought to redeem the latter from the Chaos Gods. Horus, however, resisted and committed one last KickTheDog act by making the Emperor's last bodyguard [[DeaderThanDead cease to exist]][[note]]Who the bodyguard was differs depending on which canon you read. The original story has the bodyguard be an ordinary human soldier; other stories change the bodyguard to one of several SpaceMarine legions and/or a [[PraetorianGuard Custodian]][[/note]], which pushed him [[MoralEventHorizon well beyond the moral horizon]] for the Emperor[[note]]Again, the reason for this changes depending on the canon. In the original story, the human soldier posed literally zero threat to Horus and could not harm Horus in any way, which means Horus killed him [[ForTheEvulz just to kill him]]. In the retellings where the guard was a Space Marine, the Marine that Horus kills was one of the Emperor's [[ItsPersonal close friends and confidants]][[/note]]. The Emperor then unleashed such a powerful psychic attack that Horus's very soul was destroyed ([[KarmicDeath much like the bodyguard Horus just killed]]). It's later shown that this was both due to the Emperor's rage and out of practicality; Chaos Gods can resurrect champions so long as their soul still lives (as with the case of Lucius and Kharn, the champions of Slaanesh and Khorne respectively) but Horus's soul was utterly destroyed, meaning that he's even out of the Chaos Gods' grasp. What the Emperor did not count on was that Horus' first captain, Abaddon, was ruled "close enough" by the Chaos gods...

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', during the Horus Heresy, this happens to two people in the span of about 30 seconds, specifically when the Emperor fought Horus in a one-on-one duel and sought to redeem the latter from the Chaos Gods. Horus, however, resisted and committed one last KickTheDog act by making the Emperor's last bodyguard [[DeaderThanDead cease to exist]][[note]]Who the bodyguard was differs depending on which canon you read. The original story has the bodyguard be an ordinary human soldier; other stories change the bodyguard to one of several SpaceMarine legions and/or a [[PraetorianGuard Custodian]][[/note]], which pushed him [[MoralEventHorizon well beyond the moral horizon]] for the Emperor[[note]]Again, the reason for this changes depending on the canon. In the original story, the human soldier posed literally zero threat to Horus and could not harm Horus in any way, which means Horus killed him [[ForTheEvulz just to kill him]]. In the retellings where the guard was a Space Marine, the Marine that Horus kills was one of the Emperor's [[ItsPersonal close friends and confidants]][[/note]]. The Emperor then unleashed such a powerful psychic attack that Horus's very soul was destroyed ([[KarmicDeath much like the bodyguard Horus just killed]]). It's later shown that this was both due to the Emperor's rage and out of practicality; Chaos Gods can resurrect champions so long as their soul still lives (as with the case of Lucius and Kharn, the champions of Slaanesh and Khorne respectively) but Horus's soul was utterly destroyed, meaning that he's even out of the Chaos Gods' grasp. What the Emperor did not count on was that Horus' first captain, Abaddon, was ruled "close enough" by the Chaos gods...gods, nor did it stop Fabius Bile from just [[CloningBlues making a thinking clone of Horus]] with the original's DNA (though Abaddon didn't like that and killed said clone).
24th Jan '18 10:25:51 AM El_Nazgir
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' establishes that [[DestroyerDeity a God of Destruction]] is capable of destroying someone's soul along with body, as demonstrated with erasing [[Manga/DrSlump Dr Mashirito]] despite him being a ghost. [[TopGod Zen'o]] seems capable of doing this to entire universes(and by extension their afterlife), [[spoiler:as demonstrated by erasing [[EldritchAbomination what remained of]] the immortal Merged Zamasu and the future timeline he corrupted]].

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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' establishes that [[DestroyerDeity a God of Destruction]] is capable of destroying someone's soul along with body, as demonstrated with erasing [[Manga/DrSlump Dr Mashirito]] despite him being a ghost. Beerus later also does it to [[spoiler: original timeline Zamasu]], simply erasing any trace of his existence in the blink of an eye. [[TopGod Zen'o]] seems capable of doing this to entire universes(and by extension their afterlife), [[spoiler:as demonstrated by erasing [[EldritchAbomination what remained of]] the immortal Merged Zamasu and the future timeline he corrupted]].
23rd Jan '18 10:27:42 AM VVK
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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. That said, one of them does come BackFromTheDead; his dialogue suggests that this was only possible due to highly unusual circumstances. 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. That said, one of them does come BackFromTheDead; his dialogue suggests that this was only possible due to the highly unusual circumstances. And, in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'', this is ultimately what happens to the BigBad Amelyssan, no matter what you decide to do with Bhaal's essence.
23rd Jan '18 10:26:09 AM VVK
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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. That said, one of them does come BackFromTheDead; his dialogue suggests that this was only possible due to highly unusual circumstances. And, in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'', this is ultimately what happens to the BigBad Amelyssan, no matter what you decide to do with Bhaal's essence.
15th Jan '18 9:57:21 PM That897Guy
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** Possibly played straight for monsters in general, as it is stated that without the power of determination, their souls don't remain after death the way humans' do. Flowey's dialogue hints that monsters with souls have an afterlife but it's never stated outright.
15th Jan '18 2:06:44 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''Series/BlackMirror'': In ''[[Recap/BlackMirrorSanJunipero San Junipero]]'', Kelly believes this happens when you die. That's why she was reluctant to upload her mind at first, since she'd never see her husband and daughter again (also why he didn't want to upload). However, eventually she chooses to anyway since she's found new love.

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In ''[[Recap/BlackMirrorSanJunipero San Junipero]]'', Kelly believes this happens when you die. That's It serves as one of the reasons why she was reluctant to upload her mind at first, become a permanent resident of the eponymous ArtificialAfterlife, since she was certain she'd never see her [[OutlivingOnesOffspring daughter]] and husband and (who refused to be uploaded because their daughter again (also why he didn't want never got their opportunity and to upload). whom Kelly promised she'd die naturally as well) again. However, eventually she chooses at the end, Kelly decides to anyway go into San Junipero to be with Yorkie, her SecondLove.
** In "[[Recap/BlackMirrorUSSCallister USS Callister]]", this is the crew's goal, to escape the living hell of the game Daly created as his own personal power fantasy, and going into a wormhole which represents the update patch will do it. However,
since she's found new love.Daly can just copy them again, they blackmail the original Nanette into stealing his DNA samples too. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted - they are uploaded into the actual online game, free to explore the universe.]]



* ''Series/BlackMirror'': In "[[Recap/BlackMirrorUSSCallister USS Callister]]", this is the crew's goal, to escape the living hell of the game, and going into a wormhole which represents the update patch will do it. However since Daly can just copy them again, they blackmail the original Nanette into stealing his DNA samples too. [[spoiler: It turns out they are left alive and free.]]
9th Jan '18 11:56:52 AM RedScharlach
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*** However, it's subverted at the end, when her mother reveals that she's not really dead, if her words that they'll meet when B'Ellana "returns home" can be taken at face value.

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*** However, it's subverted at the end, when her mother reveals that she's not really dead, if her words that they'll meet when B'Ellana B'Elanna "returns home" can be taken at face value.



** Surprisingly, however, the episode "Random Shoes" has a (slightly) kinder take on this trope (or maybe not. [[MST3KMantra It's the Whoniverse; just go with it.]]). After the main character for that episode completes his unfinished business, the audience is given the image of a incredibly fast zooming out from the Earth, with us suddenly having the main character's speech falter and we see nothing but [[{{Foreshadowing}} silent nothingness.]]

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** Surprisingly, however, the episode "Random Shoes" has a (slightly) kinder take on this trope (or maybe not. [[MST3KMantra It's the Whoniverse; just go with it.]]). After the main character for that episode completes his unfinished business, the audience is given the image of a an incredibly fast zooming out zoom-out from the Earth, with us suddenly having hearing the main character's speech falter and we see nothing but [[{{Foreshadowing}} silent nothingness.]]



** Calvin ponders this on a number of occasions, wondering what the point of human existence can possibly be if it's just going to end someday. In at least one case he concludes that since everyone is going to die and stay dead forever, there was no reason to abide by any rules, and he decides to [[TheUnfettered lead a life of shameless hedonism]] (which is immediatly kiboshed by his parents). [[TheAntiNihilist Hobbes is more accepting of this possibility, pointing out that life is quite wonderful even if it's finite, so we should be grateful.]]

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** Calvin ponders this on a number of occasions, wondering what the point of human existence can possibly be if it's just going to end someday. In at least one case he concludes that since everyone is going to die and stay dead forever, there was no reason to abide by any rules, and he decides to [[TheUnfettered lead a life of shameless hedonism]] (which is immediatly immediately kiboshed by his parents). [[TheAntiNihilist Hobbes is more accepting of this possibility, pointing out that life is quite wonderful even if it's finite, so we should be grateful.]]
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