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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.
28th Apr '16 10:51:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* When Haku is revived in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' he doesn't remember anything between his death and his revival. Some sort of afterlife seems to exist in their universe though.



* ComicBook/GreenArrow's return to life in the Quiver arc was marked not only by him not remembering his death, but he also didn't remember several years of life before his death.
** In this case, it's because a version of Green Arrow was revived from several years before his death. At the end of the arc, the version who actually died takes over the body.

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* ComicBook/GreenArrow's return to life in the Quiver arc was marked not only by him not remembering his death, but he also didn't remember several years of life before his death.
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death. In this case, it's because a version of Green Arrow was revived from several years before his death. At the end of the arc, the version who actually died takes over the body.



* Played with in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', as seen above. Spock seems willing to explain what it was like to die and be resurrected to Dr. [=McCoy=], it's just that he can't. Apparently only two people who have died can discuss being dead.[[note]]Overlooking the fact that in the Original Series, both [=McCoy=] and Scotty were killed and resurrected[[/note]] He's also unwilling to make metaphors that aren't precise.
** It didn't take long for that to become a FunnyAneurysmMoment, given that [=DeForest=] Kelley was the first of the Enterprise's main bridge cast to pass on.

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* Played with in ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', as seen above. Spock seems willing to explain what it was like to die and be resurrected to Dr. [=McCoy=], it's just that he can't. Apparently only two people who have died can discuss being dead.[[note]]Overlooking the fact that in the Original Series, both [=McCoy=] and Scotty were killed and resurrected[[/note]] He's also unwilling to make metaphors that aren't precise.
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precise. It didn't take long for that to become a FunnyAneurysmMoment, given that [=DeForest=] Kelley was the first of the Enterprise's main bridge cast to pass on.



** By the way, falling in love with your (former body's) daughter, ew!



* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' died in the season 1 and season 5 finales. The first time, when she was briefly clinically dead, she appeared not to remember anything from that short time. The second time, after having been dead for several months, she first confessed to Spike that she believed she had been in Heaven or something resembling it, then, in "Once More with Feeling", told the rest of the gang while under the control of that episode's phlebotinum.
** When she is drawing what she remembers, she shows a white light in a black area. While this seems like a cliche, she is trying to describe it using her limited human senses.

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* ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' died in the season 1 and season 5 finales. The first time, when she was briefly clinically dead, she appeared not to remember anything from that short time. The second time, after having been dead for several months, she first confessed to Spike that she believed she had been in Heaven or something resembling it, then, in "Once More with Feeling", told the rest of the gang while under the control of that episode's phlebotinum.
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phlebotinum. When she is drawing what she remembers, she shows a white light in a black area. While this seems like a cliche, she is trying to describe it using her limited human senses.



** In Myth/CelticMythology, the dead can't speak, so they can't reveal anything about the afterlife. TruthInTelevision!

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** * In Myth/CelticMythology, the dead can't speak, so they can't reveal anything about the afterlife. TruthInTelevision!



* In a ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' quest, a cave goblin is killed and later revived with her memories of death missing. Whether her memory of it was erased or there is not an afterlife to remember is commented on but not explained. Of course, none of this cosmological ambiguity applies to ''player'' characters, who are immediately restored to life by the gods after payment in the form of [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist wrist slaps]].
** Plus the fact that there are ghosts crawling all over Runescape and you occasionally help them pass on, destroys the ambiguity. Not that Zanik had seen any of them by that point.

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* In a ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' quest, a cave goblin is killed and later revived with her memories of death missing. Whether her memory of it was erased or there is not an afterlife to remember is commented on but not explained. Of course, none of this cosmological ambiguity applies to ''player'' characters, who are immediately restored to life by the gods after payment in the form of [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist wrist slaps]].
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slaps]]. Plus the fact that there are ghosts crawling all over Runescape and you occasionally help them pass on, destroys the ambiguity. Not that Zanik had seen any of them by that point.
3rd Apr '16 9:11:00 AM nighttrainfm
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** Most of those brought back by the resurrection glove are unable to remember anything, especially since they are panicking and only have 20 more seconds to live. In the end, it turns out from the one character that can remember it that there is no afterlife except for [[TheNothingAfterDeath total darkness and ominous footprints]], and that's why the others couldn't remember it.

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** Most of those brought back by the resurrection glove are unable to remember anything, especially since they are panicking and only have 20 more seconds to live. In the end, it turns out from the one character that can remember it that there is no afterlife except for [[TheNothingAfterDeath total darkness and ominous footprints]], footsteps]], and that's why the others couldn't remember it.
3rd Apr '16 9:10:51 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has most of those brought back by the resurrection glove unable to remember anything, especially since they are panicking and only have 20 more seconds to live. In the end, it turns out from the one character that can remember it that there is no afterlife except for [[TheNothingAfterDeath total darkness and ominous footprints]], and that's why the others couldn't remember it.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has most ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
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of those brought back by the resurrection glove are unable to remember anything, especially since they are panicking and only have 20 more seconds to live. In the end, it turns out from the one character that can remember it that there is no afterlife except for [[TheNothingAfterDeath total darkness and ominous footprints]], and that's why the others couldn't remember it.
18th Jan '16 4:37:15 PM FekketCantenel
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* The main characters in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' are infected with an alien needle symbiote that resurrects them from any injury, including complete destruction of their head. They either experience no afterlife or have no memory of it after reawakening.
12th Jan '16 4:47:47 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''RuneScape'' quest, a cave goblin is killed and later revived with her memories of death missing. Whether her memory of it was erased or there is not an afterlife to remember is commented on but not explained. Of course, none of this cosmological ambiguity applies to ''player'' characters, who are immediately restored to life by the gods after payment in the form of [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist wrist slaps]].

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* In a ''RuneScape'' ''VideoGame/RuneScape'' quest, a cave goblin is killed and later revived with her memories of death missing. Whether her memory of it was erased or there is not an afterlife to remember is commented on but not explained. Of course, none of this cosmological ambiguity applies to ''player'' characters, who are immediately restored to life by the gods after payment in the form of [[DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist wrist slaps]].
24th Nov '15 1:01:51 PM Sikon
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* In ''Erfworld'', Archon Lilith [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/110 ponders]] her lack of memories of an afterlife during the brief time she spent [[NeverSayDie croaked]].

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* In ''Erfworld'', ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', Archon Lilith [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/110 ponders]] her lack of memories of an afterlife during the brief time she spent [[NeverSayDie croaked]].
24th Nov '15 12:59:24 PM Sikon
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* In ''Erfworld'', Archon Lilith [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/110 ponders]] her lack of memories of an afterlife during the brief time she spent [[NeverSayDie croaked]].
24th Sep '15 6:17:22 PM nombretomado
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* GreenArrow's return to life in the Quiver arc was marked not only by him not remembering his death, but he also didn't remember several years of life before his death.

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* GreenArrow's ComicBook/GreenArrow's return to life in the Quiver arc was marked not only by him not remembering his death, but he also didn't remember several years of life before his death.
15th Jun '15 10:11:29 AM nombretomado
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* In Myth/ChineseMythology, souls reincarnate, but before they enter their next body they have to drink some kind of tea (served by a fugly old woman) that makes them forget their previous life. This memory/memories can be recovered through aid from some powerful beings (or by Enlightening yourself), as happened in ''JourneyToTheWest''.

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* In Myth/ChineseMythology, souls reincarnate, but before they enter their next body they have to drink some kind of tea (served by a fugly old woman) that makes them forget their previous life. This memory/memories can be recovered through aid from some powerful beings (or by Enlightening yourself), as happened in ''JourneyToTheWest''.''Literature/JourneyToTheWest''.
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