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4th Apr '18 11:29:05 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* The brief glimpse of Hell in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' is depicted as a boneyard with a rather creepy atmosphere. Although Shishio's girlfriend Yumi is there with him, and looking [[IncrediblyLamePun yummy]] as ever. Having a woman like that would make Hell quite a bit more tolerable.
*** Besides that fact, Shishio also appreciates his new surroundings because, without anyone like Kenshin there, he'll have no trouble [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome conquering it!]]
4th Apr '18 11:28:33 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Neron and other comic book devils live in a Fire and Brimstone Hell, unless it's a Creator/{{Vertigo|Comics}} book.
** The Vertigo Hell is more complex. Lucifer was accorded rulership over Hell which he accepted because it was the most distant place in Creation from the Creator. Demons and devils flocked there because Lucifer was the most powerful anti-God leader. The damned souls of mortals are all ''self-exiled'' - they impose their own punishments and compel Hell to torture them because they think they deserve it. (Of course, the demons eventually set up an economy based on these souls, which makes them anxious to collect more.)

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* Neron and other comic book devils live in a Fire and Brimstone Hell, unless it's a Creator/{{Vertigo|Comics}} book.
** The Vertigo Hell is more complex. Lucifer was accorded rulership over Hell which he accepted because it was the most distant place in Creation from the Creator. Demons and devils flocked there because Lucifer was the most powerful anti-God leader.
book. The damned souls of mortals are all ''self-exiled'' - they impose their own punishments and compel Hell to torture them because they think they deserve it. (Of course, the demons eventually set up an economy based on these souls, which makes them anxious to collect more.)



* Surprisingly averted in ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', which did [[EverybodyHatesHades make Hades evil]], but didn't turn the Underworld into this. It looks gloomy and cold, fitting in better with the original Greek underworld.



* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' partially averts this by showing many visions of Hell, only one of which them of the Fire and Brimstone variety. Hell is shown as a surging sea, a beach of flaming shipwrecks (fitting the trope), a field of disembodied faces, and a parallel universe version of the damned's own house, set on the ceiling of an upside-down cathedral. Also, none of the torment of Hell depicted is physical, only mental.

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* ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'' partially averts this by showing shows many visions of Hell, only one of which them of the Fire and Brimstone variety. Hell is shown as a surging sea, a beach of flaming shipwrecks (fitting the trope), a field of disembodied faces, and a parallel universe version of the damned's own house, set on the ceiling of an upside-down cathedral. Also, none of the torment of Hell depicted is physical, only mental.



* The Hell of John Milton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' is more of a Fire and Brimstone Hell than Dante's--for instance, Satan is, in the opening, chained to a lake of brimstone. Everything in that land is constantly burning, although the fallen angels don't mind too much.

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* The Hell of John Milton's ''Literature/ParadiseLost'' is more of a Fire and Brimstone Hell than Dante's--for instance, Satan is, in the opening, chained to a lake of brimstone. Everything in that land is constantly burning, although the fallen angels don't mind too much. Some demons argue for exploring, mining and making the most of their existence in Hell.



* Aversion in Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''. [[CameBackWrong Primary antagonist]] Vassago reflects on his time in Hell at one point, describing it as a cold, lightless place.



* Averted in ''Series/TheMiddleMan'', where it looks somewhat like an office building.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', each mortal soul in Hell gets a personalized cell that usually resembles a pivotal moment in their life, repeated again and over again for all eternity, with a bleak cold wasteland between cells.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', where the Demon World is composed of "stray" bits of space, including an Escher-style stair labyrinth. Previously, in the first game, Hell is [[WombLevel made of]] [[BloodyBowelsOfHell pulsing flesh]].
** Although, when you fight Mundus, the second half of the battle does in fact take place in a lake of fire.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', where the Demon World is composed of "stray" bits of space, including an Escher-style stair labyrinth. Previously, in the first game, Hell is [[WombLevel made of]] [[BloodyBowelsOfHell pulsing flesh]].
The ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' franchise has a few examples, but mostly averts it:
** Although, when When you fight Mundus, the second half of the battle does in fact take place in a lake of fire.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'', where Purgatory is made up entirely of manmade creations, such as ruined cities, military bases, mines, opera theatres.... and the last level, which takes place in Hell proper, is a montage of the horrors of war, frozen in time. The add on ''Battle Out of Hell'' even has an orphanage.



* Averted in ''Academica'', where Pasha's dreams of a specifically Dante-inspired Hell mostly portray it as a foggy, rainy, damp place.
4th Apr '18 11:22:47 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Averted in Clive Barker's ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' and sequels. Hell is a place where the damned are tormented mainly with hooks on chains, spikes, and bladed instruments -- or sometimes, like Frank in ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII,'' with the torment of Tantalus. Fire does not seem to feature. In ''Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth,'' a priest tells Pinhead, "You'll burn in Hell!" Pinhead retorts, "Burn? What a limited imagination!"

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* Averted in Clive Barker's ''Film/{{Hellraiser}}'' and sequels. Hell is a place where the damned are tormented mainly with hooks on chains, spikes, and bladed instruments -- or sometimes, like Frank in ''Film/HellboundHellraiserII,'' with the torment of Tantalus. Fire does not seem to feature. In ''Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth,'' a priest tells Pinhead, "You'll burn in Hell!" Pinhead retorts, "Burn? What a limited imagination!"
4th Apr '18 11:21:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
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2nd Apr '18 6:11:18 PM zarpaulus
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', each mortal soul in Hell gets a personalized cell that usually resembles a pivotal moment in their life, repeated again and over again for all eternity, with a bleak cold wasteland between cells.


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* ''WebComic/SandraAndWoo'', the Devil [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2018/04/02/0976-ffa500-hell/ explains]] that Hell is a bit more subtle than the "lake of fire".
3rd Feb '18 11:33:56 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'', one of the ghosts you [[UnfinishedBusiness help out]] is [[spoiler: a crazed, UFO-obsessed gardener named Brice, who killed a girl he had been stalking for some time, prior to killing himself out of grief. When Brice figures this out, he suddenly hears what he thinks is a UFO arriving, complete with lights going out. But as he opens a hatch to investigate, his soul is dragged away - along with the hatch - into a firey-orange vortex of thunderclouds. It's arguably one of the most horrifying scenes of the game.]]
* The Nether in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. The setting is underground, filled with lava lakes and almost everything else is made of stone which perpetually burns if set on fire and looks suspiciously like flesh. The old development name for this dimension was even called "Hell", but Notch decided against a religious term (if you press F3 it says you're in Hell though). [[EverythingsDeaderwithzombies Zombie]] [[PigMan Pigmen]], Magma Cubes, and giant tentacled monsters named [[GiantMook Ghasts]] roam this dimension's landscape while pitch-black Wither Skeletons and mechanical Blazes haunt its abandoned fortresses.

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* In ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'', one of the ghosts you [[UnfinishedBusiness help out]] is [[spoiler: a crazed, UFO-obsessed gardener named Brice, who killed a girl he had been stalking for some time, prior to killing himself out of grief. When Brice figures this out, he suddenly hears what he thinks is a UFO arriving, complete with lights going out. But as he opens a hatch to investigate, his soul is dragged away - -- along with the hatch - -- into a firey-orange vortex of thunderclouds. It's arguably one of the most horrifying scenes of the game.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'': The Nether in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}''. Nether, the largest of the game's two [[AnotherDimension alternate dimensions]]. The setting is underground, in a massive system of caverns filled with lava lakes oceans and almost waterfalls of lava. Almost everything else is made of a kind of stone which perpetually burns if set on fire and looks suspiciously like flesh. flesh, with the exception of patches of semi-solid magma and "Soul Sand", which is covered in patterns highly reminiscent of screaming, agonized faces. The old development name for this dimension was even called "Hell", but Notch decided against a religious term (if you press F3 it says you're in Hell though). (although the Nether's sole biome is still called Hell). [[EverythingsDeaderwithzombies Zombie]] [[PigMan Pigmen]], [[MagmaMan Magma Cubes, Cubes]] and giant tentacled monsters named [[GiantMook Ghasts]] roam this dimension's landscape landscape, while pitch-black Wither Skeletons and mechanical fiery Blazes haunt its abandoned fortresses.
3rd Feb '18 7:18:30 AM morenohijazo
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* The Underworld in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' contains flame shooting fire imps, burrowing bone serpents, slimes made of lava, hellbats, and demons. In the Underworld, you can also find shadow chests, which contain various fire- and evil-themed weapons, and hellstone, which provides necessary armor and tool upgrades.

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* The Underworld in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' contains flame shooting flame-shooting fire imps, burrowing bone serpents, slimes made of lava, hellbats, lava and demons.literally bats out of hell, and flying demons that relentlessly try to make you dead. In the Underworld, you can also find shadow chests, which contain various fire- and evil-themed weapons, and hellstone, which provides necessary armor and tool upgrades.
28th Nov '17 2:07:54 PM RedScharlach
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* During the skits on Creator/MCChris's albums, chris himself ends up sent to hell, and it's portrayed this way. In fact, literally ''everything'' is on fire, including the gloves required to pick up the variety of on-fire objects. The tortures are more mental than physical, with chris opting to gut himself with a fork to distract himself from some awful rapping his subjected to. It's also implied that his torture is to produce real versions of the deliberately bad songs he had refused to create in earlier skits.

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* During the skits on Creator/MCChris's albums, chris Chris himself ends up sent to hell, and it's portrayed this way. In fact, literally ''everything'' is on fire, including the gloves required to pick up the variety of on-fire objects. The tortures are more mental than physical, with chris Chris opting to gut himself with a fork to distract himself from some awful rapping his subjected to. It's also implied that his torture is to produce real versions of the deliberately bad songs he had refused to create in earlier skits.



* The D20 setting ''TabletopGame/{{Infernum}}'' is set entirely in this sort of Hell. Demons torment souls to extract a substance called "iliaster", which is food and drink to them, and it is ''not'' a pleasant place. It's not all fire and flames, though- in fact, as Hell technically consists of a whopping huge crater punched by the crashlanding of the Fallen Angels, fire and flames are actually a minority. Starting on the surface and going down the nine "Circles" of Hell, you have lifeless desert (Emptiness), icy mountains locked under perpetual thunderstorms (Tempest), swamps and mires and mudflats (Tears), volcanic badlands (Toil), war-scarred wastes (Slaughter), urbanized ruins (Industry), lush jungles sharing borders with a river of flame and a desert (Delight), a massive volcanic range (Malebolge) and an eternally shifting city (Pandemonium). And that's not getting into other notorious landmarks, like the river Cocytus, a river of unnaturally cold jet-black ice that emerges from beneath the volcanos of Malebolge and forms a barrier around Pandemonium... [[LampshadeHanging and the demons want to know just how that frickin' works too]].

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* The D20 setting ''TabletopGame/{{Infernum}}'' is set entirely in this sort of Hell. Demons torment souls to extract a substance called "iliaster", which is food and drink to them, and it is ''not'' a pleasant place. It's not all fire and flames, though- in fact, as Hell technically consists of a whopping huge crater punched by the crashlanding of the Fallen Angels, fire and flames are actually a minority. Starting on the surface and going down the nine "Circles" of Hell, you have lifeless desert (Emptiness), icy mountains locked under perpetual thunderstorms (Tempest), swamps and mires and mudflats (Tears), volcanic badlands (Toil), war-scarred wastes (Slaughter), urbanized ruins (Industry), lush jungles sharing borders with a river of flame and a desert (Delight), a massive volcanic range (Malebolge) and an eternally shifting city (Pandemonium). And that's not getting into other notorious landmarks, like the river Cocytus, a river of unnaturally cold jet-black ice that emerges from beneath the volcanos volcanoes of Malebolge and forms a barrier around Pandemonium... [[LampshadeHanging and the demons want to know just how that frickin' works too]].



* The game ''TableTopGame/InNomine'' is the hilarious Gold Standard of Tabletop Game Hell (and Heaven, for that matter), since Hell and its environs are a substantial fraction of the gameworld. However, only the domain of the Demon prince of Fire is actually filled with fire and brimstone. Some areas are merely tedious and others even manage to be amusing. While torture and suffering were part of how the evil demons powered their eceonomy, the setting then subverts itself by basically giving all the damned an easy way out: they can simply pony up their spiritual energy every morning and then stop the torture. The demons can't drag it out of them, so the only way they can get the dead humans to pay is to bribe or threaten them (which means they must be trustworthy over the long haul, or humans will stop powering all the things demons want).

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* The game ''TableTopGame/InNomine'' is the hilarious Gold Standard of Tabletop Game Hell (and Heaven, for that matter), since Hell and its environs are a substantial fraction of the gameworld. However, only the domain of the Demon prince of Fire is actually filled with fire and brimstone. Some areas are merely tedious and others even manage to be amusing. While torture and suffering were part of how the evil demons powered their eceonomy, economy, the setting then subverts itself by basically giving all the damned an easy way out: they can simply pony up their spiritual energy every morning and then stop the torture. The demons can't drag it out of them, so the only way they can get the dead humans to pay is to bribe or threaten them (which means they must be trustworthy over the long haul, or humans will stop powering all the things demons want).



* Any references to "hell" in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series means "the Buddhist hells." In ''Subterranean Animism'' the Ancient City is located in a now unused district of hell. Snowfall suggests the city is part of a former cold hell while the Hell of Blazing Fires below it may have once been a hot hell (in fact, the Blazing Fires appears to be nothing but a sea of fire so it goes further than your typical Fire and Brimstone Hell). As of that game in the series, they were relit due to the Yatagarasu's power in Utsuho and it was opened back up as a formal hell destination.
* In ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'', one of the ghosts you [[UnfinishedBusiness help out]] is [[spoiler: a crazed, ufo-obsessed gardener named Brice, who killed a girl he had been stalking for some time, prior to killing himself out of grief. When Brice figures this out, he suddenly hears what he thinks is a UFO arriving, complete with lights going out. But as he opens a hatch to investigate, his soul is dragged away - along with the hatch - into a firey-orange vortex of thunderclouds. It's arguably one of the most horrifying scenes of the game.]]

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* Any references to "hell" in the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' series means "the Buddhist hells." In ''Subterranean Animism'' the Ancient City is located in a now unused district of hell. Snowfall suggests the city is part of a former cold hell while the Hell of Blazing Fires below it may have once been a hot hell (in fact, the Blazing Fires appears to be nothing but a sea of fire so it goes further than your typical Fire and Brimstone Hell). As of that game in the series, they were relit re-lit due to the Yatagarasu's power in Utsuho and it was opened back up as a formal hell destination.
* In ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'', one of the ghosts you [[UnfinishedBusiness help out]] is [[spoiler: a crazed, ufo-obsessed UFO-obsessed gardener named Brice, who killed a girl he had been stalking for some time, prior to killing himself out of grief. When Brice figures this out, he suddenly hears what he thinks is a UFO arriving, complete with lights going out. But as he opens a hatch to investigate, his soul is dragged away - along with the hatch - into a firey-orange vortex of thunderclouds. It's arguably one of the most horrifying scenes of the game.]]



* An episode of the 90's cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' has Stanley accidently sell his soul to Satan, or "Bob" as he's called in the show, and The Mask ends up being taken to the Underworld, which is portrayed as this trope, filled with ironic punishments, such as nothing on TV except daytime talk shows, everyone being forced to wear polyester clothes, and the food consists of lima beans, rice cakes and lettuce. Thankfully, The Mask manages to get his soul back by beating Bob in a dance off.

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* An episode of the 90's cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'' has Stanley accidently accidentally sell his soul to Satan, or "Bob" as he's called in the show, and The Mask ends up being taken to the Underworld, which is portrayed as this trope, filled with ironic punishments, such as nothing on TV except daytime talk shows, everyone being forced to wear polyester clothes, and the food consists of lima beans, rice cakes and lettuce. Thankfully, The Mask manages to get his soul back by beating Bob in a dance off.
14th Nov '17 5:12:09 PM WhiteRoseSamurai
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A FateWorseThanDeath that in some stories happens after death, just as FluffyCloudHeaven is TheThemeParkVersion of {{Heaven}}, Fire And Brimstone Hell is the Theme Park version of {{Hell}}. Generally, if it isn't an IronicHell, HellisWar, the BloodyBowelsOfHell or AHellOfATime, it's this. And even then, you can expect the odd brazier and stalactite.

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A FateWorseThanDeath that in some stories happens after death, just as FluffyCloudHeaven is TheThemeParkVersion of {{Heaven}}, Fire And Brimstone Hell is the Theme Park version of {{Hell}}. Generally, if it isn't an IronicHell, HellisWar, HellIsWar, the BloodyBowelsOfHell or AHellOfATime, it's this. And even then, you can expect the odd brazier and stalactite.
3rd Nov '17 3:38:55 PM ckmann
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A FateWorseThanDeath that in some stories happens after death, just as FluffyCloudHeaven is TheThemeParkVersion of {{Heaven}}, Fire And Brimstone Hell is the Theme Park version of {{Hell}}. Generally, if it isn't an IronicHell, the BloodyBowelsOfHell or AHellOfATime, it's this. And even then, you can expect the odd brazier and stalactite.

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A FateWorseThanDeath that in some stories happens after death, just as FluffyCloudHeaven is TheThemeParkVersion of {{Heaven}}, Fire And Brimstone Hell is the Theme Park version of {{Hell}}. Generally, if it isn't an IronicHell, HellisWar, the BloodyBowelsOfHell or AHellOfATime, it's this. And even then, you can expect the odd brazier and stalactite.
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