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2nd Dec '16 5:24:03 PM LordInsane
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*** That it was a punishment earlier was TheArtifact -- it made perfect sense when introduced, as driders couldn't gain class levels, and so were stuck at their level of power, well below what a drow could ''potentially'' achieve (even if only the smallest fraction actually did) -- a terrible fate in a SocialDarwinist society. The problem was that it eventually became possible for driders to grow in power and even gain class levels.
2nd Dec '16 2:22:36 PM TropeSpotter
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*Islam is far more explicit about the horrors of Hell for the damned.
25th Nov '16 1:14:05 PM TomServo3000
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->'''Voldemort:''' There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore.\\
'''Dumbledore:''' You are quite wrong. Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.
-->-- ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''

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->'''Voldemort:''' There is nothing ->''"A fate WORSE than a fate worse than death, Dumbledore.\\
'''Dumbledore:''' You are quite wrong. Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.
death? That's pretty bad."''
-->-- ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'''''Edmund Blackadder''', ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Goes Forth''
7th Nov '16 5:34:06 AM skadooshbag
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23rd Oct '16 10:32:55 AM VoxAquila
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* {{Hell}} is supposed to be this by design, though the exact method of inflicting it vastly varies depending on who you ask, with the standard method being death, making it an aversion of this trope.
** Orthodox Christianity actually elaborates what is it: it's ... God's love. It will bring eternal happiness and love to the Lord to redeemed... and extreme pain and hatred to demons and non-redeemed. Forever, as God will be in all things, as the fallen are still His creations.
** Or, another interpretation, which is valid too. All fallen beings (humans and demons) have passions, spiritual illnesses, which are also called eight deadly sins. There, fallen can't satisfy them, like drug addicts, and suffer greatly. Forever.
* Mark of Cain. In some interpretations/translations of the Book of Genesis, Cain is made immortal by God, forces to live forever, because he caused the first death.

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* In most varieties of UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}}, {{Hell}} is supposed to be this by design, though the exact method of inflicting definition. What exactly it vastly varies depending entails depends on who you ask, with the standard method being death, making it an aversion of this trope.
interpretation.
** Orthodox Christianity actually elaborates what is it: it's ... God's love. It will bring eternal happiness and love to the Lord to redeemed... and extreme pain and hatred to demons and non-redeemed. Forever, as God will be in all things, as the fallen are still His creations.
** Or, another interpretation, which is valid too. All fallen beings (humans and demons) have passions, spiritual illnesses, which are also called eight deadly sins. There, fallen can't satisfy them, like drug addicts, and suffer greatly. Forever.
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The Mark of Cain. In some interpretations/translations of the Book of Genesis, Cain is made immortal by God, forces to live forever, because he caused the first death.
20th Oct '16 5:36:09 PM foxley
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* "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by EricBogle (and later covered by ThePogues), about a young Australian rover sent off to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Battle of Gallipoli]]:

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* "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" by EricBogle Music/EricBogle (and later covered by ThePogues), about a young Australian rover sent off to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Battle of Gallipoli]]:
23rd Sep '16 2:49:00 PM IamTheCaligula
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* While any version of Hell is bad in UsefulNotes/Buddhism, they are supposed to be places of purification as well as punishment, and damned souls can at least hope to be reborn again someday. However, Buddhism has a special one called Avichi, which is for souls that are so evil, they're kicked out of the reincarnation cycle completely. That only happens to those who commit one of [[ThisIsUnforgivable the Five Grave Offenses]] which is limited to killing an Arhat (an enlightened being), shedding the blood of the Buddha, creating a schism within the Sangha, a community of pacifist Buddhist monks and nuns, or murdering one of your parents. Most Buddhist monks consider it taboo to publically condemn a man to Avichi, as it would be making a judgment mortals have no right to make; even the will of gods cannot condemn a man to this Hell. Buddhist dogma specifically states that a sinner forges his own path here.

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* While any version of Hell is bad in UsefulNotes/Buddhism, UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}, they are supposed to be places of purification as well as punishment, and damned souls can at least hope to be reborn again someday. However, Buddhism has a special one called Avichi, which is for souls that are so evil, they're kicked out of the reincarnation cycle completely. That only happens to those who commit one of [[ThisIsUnforgivable the Five Grave Offenses]] which is limited to killing an Arhat (an enlightened being), shedding the blood of the Buddha, creating a schism within the Sangha, a community of pacifist Buddhist monks and nuns, or murdering one of your parents. Most Buddhist monks consider it taboo to publically condemn a man to Avichi, as it would be making a judgment mortals have no right to make; even the will of gods cannot condemn a man to this Hell. Buddhist dogma specifically states that a sinner forges his own path here.
3rd Sep '16 5:08:38 PM MapTroper
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->'''Batman:''' Why didn't you just... kill me?\\
'''Bane:''' You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''.
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''

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->'''Batman:''' Why didn't you just... kill me?\\
'''Bane:'''
->'''Voldemort:''' There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore.\\
'''Dumbledore:'''
You don't fear death. You welcome it. Your punishment must be more ''severe''.
are quite wrong. Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''
30th Aug '16 12:36:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MutantChronicles'', the [[DemonicInvaders Dark Legion]] has a metric crapload of different kinds of Fate Worse Than Death. Having your motor functions shut down while you can still see and hear everything, being driven to madness, tortured, [[PeoplePuppets possessed]], turned into a zombie grunt...

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* In ''MutantChronicles'', ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'', the [[DemonicInvaders Dark Legion]] has a metric crapload of different kinds of Fate Worse Than Death. Having your motor functions shut down while you can still see and hear everything, being driven to madness, tortured, [[PeoplePuppets possessed]], turned into a zombie grunt...
20th Aug '16 7:48:48 PM CountDorku
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* The Aftermath table in ''TabletopGame/{{Fiasco}}'' has "The worst thing in the world" (with a statement that death would generally be merciful)as the entry if your dice totally cancel each other out, and encourages you to skip the first hideous fate you think of and go for something ''nastier''.
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