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27th Oct '17 12:04:44 AM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'': When King Sombra is brought back to life, the last thing he remembers is getting blown to bits by the Crystal Heart's magic. [[spoiler:He eventually gets killed again by Princess Cadence and Xenilla. When he's brought back to life again, he wakes up screaming because he thinks he's still in that fight until he's calmed down.]]
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11th Jun '17 8:09:53 AM DarthNANAME
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', ghosts that are summoned back to the living world are unable to remember their afterlife, to them no time has passed between that moment and when they died or were previously summoned. [[spoiler: This becomes a plot point in the final case. The killer uses this trait in order to trick the ghost of the victim into thinking that he was still alive. This is used to make a witness report seeing the victim alive hours after his death, during which time the killer has an unbreakable alibi.]]
19th May '17 6:20:02 AM WarriorsGate
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* Played perfectly straight by ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', which doesn't hold back from showing what its afterlife is like.

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* Played perfectly straight by ''Series/{{Lexx}}'', which doesn't hold back from showing what its ''Series/{{Lexx}}'': The afterlife is like.exists as a physical location, [[spoiler: the binary planetary system of Fire and Water]]. Not only do none of the characters who died and get resurrected remember being there, but the dead themselves don't remember their former lives at all. They simply 'wake up' and either suffer or waste their days in idle pleasure for the rest of eternity. [[spoiler: Or at least they would have if the main characters hadn't blown heaven and hell up, because that's the kind of show Lexx is.]]
26th Mar '17 9:01:56 AM thatother1dude
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' probably adheres to this trope, viz. Roy's father having died six times and not done anything about his afterlife accommodations, but that may have as much to do with his own character than anything else.
** Now that Roy has been properly resurrected, it's been confirmed that it's indeed this trope. All Roy apparently remembers of Celestia is a happy, wonderful blur. However, he has perfect recollection of his time spent as a ghost on the mortal planes, as well as his time on the cloud (the Celestial "waiting room"), and later mentions his mom, who he only met in Celestia.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' probably adheres to this trope, viz. Roy's father having died six times and not done anything about his afterlife accommodations, but that may have as much to do with his own character than anything else.
** Now that
''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Once Roy has been properly is resurrected, it's been confirmed that it's indeed this trope. All Roy all he apparently remembers of Celestia is a happy, wonderful blur. However, he has perfect recollection of his time spent as a ghost on the mortal planes, as well as his time on the cloud (the Celestial "waiting room"), and later mentions his mom, who he only met in Celestia.
5th Dec '16 8:42:12 PM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the action star Mackie Hand has been dead for over thirty years. When he gets brought back as a zombie, he thinks mere moments has passed since his fatal accident.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the action star Mackie Hand has been dead for over thirty years. When he gets brought back as a zombie, he thinks mere moments has have passed since his fatal accident.
5th Dec '16 8:41:49 PM ultimomant
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', the action star Mackie Hand has been dead for over thirty years. When he gets brought back as a zombie, he thinks mere moments has passed since his fatal accident.
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19th Nov '16 6:37:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'' by BrandonSanderson, people who die a particularly heroic death are sometimes sent back to the living with a purpose. Only, they don't remember the afterlife, they don't remember the purpose, and for an extra twist they don't remember their previous life or death either.

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* In ''{{Warbreaker}}'' ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'' by BrandonSanderson, Creator/BrandonSanderson, people who die a particularly heroic death are sometimes sent back to the living with a purpose. Only, they don't remember the afterlife, they don't remember the purpose, and for an extra twist they don't remember their previous life or death either.
13th Oct '16 4:07:08 AM Malitia
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* When Cecil was brought back as a ghost in ''Comicbook/TheUnbelievableGwenpool'' he didn't remember anything about an afterlife... which prompted several characters to create theories, because in the MarvelUniverse ''[[CrossoverCosmology all afterlives exist]]'', so there is Gwen who thinks it was so awful Cecil is suffering from trauma amnesia, and then "Terrible Eye" who thinks he forgot because the afterlife is so abstract the human mind cannot grasp it, etc.
2nd Sep '16 6:34:16 PM Mr_White
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Any case where a character who comes BackFromTheDead remembers nothing about the afterlife. Usually done to [[OffscreenAfterlife preserve ambiguity]] about what the universe's afterlife is actually like, but sometimes we actually see the character in the afterlife before they come back with no memory of it. This may be a case of FridgeBrilliance since if [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the soul]] exists, there's no reason for memory brain cells to record anything if the GhostInTheMachine is elsewhere while experiencing things; it would be less explainable if they did remember [[note]] An alternate explanation is that they went to paradise, and if they remembered it once they were revived, they wouldn't be able to continue living a mortal life without knowing that bliss.[[/note]] In some cases, it turns out they don't remember because [[TheNothingAfterDeath there was nothing there]], or [[CessationOfExistence there wasn't one at all]].[[note]]Though in the second case, [[FridgeLogic it should not have been possible to resurrect them with their soul intact, since said soul supposedly ceased to exist.]][[/note]]

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Any case where a character who comes BackFromTheDead remembers nothing about the afterlife. Usually done to [[OffscreenAfterlife preserve ambiguity]] about what the universe's afterlife is actually like, but sometimes we actually see the character in the afterlife before they come back with no memory of it. This may be a case of FridgeBrilliance since if [[OurSoulsAreDifferent the soul]] exists, there's no reason for memory brain cells to record anything if the GhostInTheMachine is elsewhere while experiencing things; it would be less explainable if they did remember [[note]] An alternate explanation is that they went to paradise, and if they remembered it once they were revived, they wouldn't be able to continue living a mortal life without knowing that bliss.[[/note]] In some cases, it turns out they don't remember because [[TheNothingAfterDeath there was nothing there]], or [[CessationOfExistence there wasn't one at all]].[[note]]Though in the second case, [[FridgeLogic it should not have been possible to resurrect them with their soul intact, since said soul supposedly ceased to exist.]][[/note]]
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11th May '16 9:36:27 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when the Klingon mythological hero Kahless returns, Worf asks him about the afterlife, and Kahless claims he is unable to remember, since he is a traveller between worlds and is only able to retain knowledge of the world he currently inhabits. It turns out that he's actually a clone (he probably still ''thought'' the explanation was what he'd said, since he wasn't aware he was a clone at that point).

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when the Klingon mythological hero Kahless returns, Worf asks him about the afterlife, and Kahless claims he is unable to remember, since he is a traveller traveler between worlds and is only able to retain knowledge of the world he currently inhabits. It turns out that he's actually a clone (he probably still ''thought'' the explanation was what he'd said, since he wasn't aware he was a clone at that point).


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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Beric Dondarrion has been killed and revived six times. When Melisandre asks him what the afterlife is like, he says he only remembers dying and coming back.
** When Jon Snow is brought back to life, Melisandre asks him what the afterlife is like, but he says the last thing he remembers is getting killed.
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