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1st Jul '16 1:30:43 AM PaulA
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* Baron Parok in Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Tamuli}}'' is subjected to an interesting variant, where he is not only put into [[spoiler:an alternative, eternal time-frame, where he will wander forever in an unchanging world, but also set on fire with a flame that will never go out.]]

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* Baron Parok in Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Tamuli}}'' ''Literature/TheTamuli'' is subjected to an interesting variant, where he is not only put into [[spoiler:an alternative, eternal time-frame, where he will wander forever in an unchanging world, but also set on fire with a flame that will never go out.]]
31st May '16 3:48:20 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Sargasso of Space'', it's mentioned that the ''Solar Queen'''s Cargo Master collects space folklore and is very good at re-telling the stories, especially the story of a ship called the ''New Hope'', which lifted off full of refugees, never landed anywhere, and now is only sighted by ships which are themselves in dire trouble.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Sargasso of Space'', it's mentioned that the ''Solar Queen'''s Cargo Master collects space folklore and is very good at re-telling the stories, especially the story of a ship called the ''New Hope'', which lifted off full of refugees, never landed anywhere, and now is only sighted by ships which are themselves in dire trouble.
29th May '16 9:52:01 PM Willbyr
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* The man himself shows up in ''FrankenFran'', his body so far gone that ''[[BodyHorror masses of insects have replaced his organs]]''. Because he's an immortal bug-man, Fran & Co. think he might be a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Nosferatu]][[note]]You know how WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas's Oogie-Boogie is actually a mass of bugs and Literature/{{Dracula}} turns into a mass of bats? German vampires traditionally can do that to escape being burned[[/note]]. They figure out who he is after he explains that his condition happened after he "mistreated [[{{Jesus}} a certain man]]" and Fran kindly [[WeCanRebuildHim restores his body]] and is excited at the fact that she can experiment as much as she likes on an apparent immortal; Veronica is less then thrilled, especially after the Wandering Jew says that he's [[ICannotSelfTerminate "very tired and wants to rest"]]. [[spoiler: They both get their wish when, just as Fran gives him a clean bill of health, he sees a crucifix and a vision of Jesus and begs for forgiveness. Jesus says something along the lines of "There is always forgiveness." And he dies by 'liquefying''. Veronica notes that he was very glad to see Jesus (he was staying as far from humans as possible and probably never seen a crucifix before) and finally rest.]] This is one of the few cases of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane that appear in the series.

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* The man himself shows up in ''FrankenFran'', ''Manga/FrankenFran'', his body so far gone that ''[[BodyHorror masses of insects have replaced his organs]]''. Because he's an immortal bug-man, Fran & Co. think he might be a [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Nosferatu]][[note]]You know how WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas's Oogie-Boogie is actually a mass of bugs and Literature/{{Dracula}} turns into a mass of bats? German vampires traditionally can do that to escape being burned[[/note]]. They figure out who he is after he explains that his condition happened after he "mistreated [[{{Jesus}} a certain man]]" and Fran kindly [[WeCanRebuildHim restores his body]] and is excited at the fact that she can experiment as much as she likes on an apparent immortal; Veronica is less then thrilled, especially after the Wandering Jew says that he's [[ICannotSelfTerminate "very tired and wants to rest"]]. [[spoiler: They both get their wish when, just as Fran gives him a clean bill of health, he sees a crucifix and a vision of Jesus and begs for forgiveness. Jesus says something along the lines of "There is always forgiveness." And he dies by 'liquefying''. Veronica notes that he was very glad to see Jesus (he was staying as far from humans as possible and probably never seen a crucifix before) and finally rest.]] This is one of the few cases of MaybeMagicMaybeMundane that appear in the series.
29th Mar '16 1:13:32 AM jormis29
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* In ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', it is suggested that the actual WanderingJew, cursed to be immortal by Jesus, was the father of Macros the Black, a powerful sorcerer who inherited his immortality. The description of the condemned man who cursed his father does SOUND like Jesus, right down to the holy artifacts that sprung up after his death including a cup (The Holy Grail) and a cloak (The Shroud of Turin). Considering that it's revealed later that Macros was lying about his origins when he told Pug and Tomas that story, the truth may be stranger still.

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* In ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'', it is suggested that the actual WanderingJew, cursed to be immortal by Jesus, was the father of Macros the Black, a powerful sorcerer who inherited his immortality. The description of the condemned man who cursed his father does SOUND like Jesus, right down to the holy artifacts that sprung up after his death including a cup (The Holy Grail) HolyGrail) and a cloak (The Shroud of Turin).ShroudOfTurin). Considering that it's revealed later that Macros was lying about his origins when he told Pug and Tomas that story, the truth may be stranger still.
13th Mar '16 1:07:36 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'', a character named Arturo Mucro Cursor shows up in Merry's stories, and carries with him a business card saying, 'AKA: The Guy Who Nailed Christ To A Tree; Rank: I donít need no stinkiní rank... I was there.' Sure enough, he's the Wandering Jew.

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* In the ''WhateleyUniverse'', ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', a character named Arturo Mucro Cursor shows up in Merry's stories, and carries with him a business card saying, 'AKA: The Guy Who Nailed Christ To A Tree; Rank: I donít need no stinkiní rank... I was there.' Sure enough, he's the Wandering Jew.



* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''XXXHolic'': [[spoiler:Syaoran Li and his "progeny" Watanuki]] are men without/outside ''the time-space continuum'' due to a magician creating clones of [[spoiler:Li and his girlfriend Sakura]] that eventually became [[spoiler:''[[MindScrew Li's own parents]]'']]. When [[spoiler:Li]] left his "home" dimension (where his parents lived) his absence created [[spoiler:Watanuki]], who subconsciously knew he shouldn't be alive. Eventually they defeated the magician but that didn't resolve the fact that [[spoiler:Li and Watanuki]] shouldn't even exist. In the end, they paid a price to be able to live: [[spoiler:Li]] would dimension-hop until he found a world where he, [[spoiler:Sakura]], and the clones could live while [[spoiler:Watanuki]] would remain in [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday a small but interdimensional space]] until [[spoiler:[[DeadForReal Yuuko]]]] returned -- unlike most of the examples their fates are presented as ''choices'' rather then punishments or unfortunate side-effects. At least they'll be able to visit each other/have visitors often, respectively (unlike some [[HisDarkMaterials interdimentional lovebirds]]).

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* ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''XXXHolic'': ''Manga/XxxHolic'': [[spoiler:Syaoran Li and his "progeny" Watanuki]] are men without/outside ''the time-space continuum'' due to a magician creating clones of [[spoiler:Li and his girlfriend Sakura]] that eventually became [[spoiler:''[[MindScrew Li's own parents]]'']]. When [[spoiler:Li]] left his "home" dimension (where his parents lived) his absence created [[spoiler:Watanuki]], who subconsciously knew he shouldn't be alive. Eventually they defeated the magician but that didn't resolve the fact that [[spoiler:Li and Watanuki]] shouldn't even exist. In the end, they paid a price to be able to live: [[spoiler:Li]] would dimension-hop until he found a world where he, [[spoiler:Sakura]], and the clones could live while [[spoiler:Watanuki]] would remain in [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday a small but interdimensional space]] until [[spoiler:[[DeadForReal Yuuko]]]] returned -- unlike most of the examples their fates are presented as ''choices'' rather then punishments or unfortunate side-effects. At least they'll be able to visit each other/have visitors often, respectively (unlike some [[HisDarkMaterials interdimentional lovebirds]]).
5th Mar '16 7:57:48 PM KathiraNarae
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* The eponymous character of the BBC radio show ''Pilgrim'', named William Palmer, is cursed by the Faerie King for not believing in the 'other world' to forever wander Britain sometime when TheFairFolk were still talked about by the common people. The show itself is set in the modern day, but the King has yet to lift the curse despite the favours Palmer keeps doing for him and despite Palmer's own desperate wish [[DeathSeeker to die]].
31st Jan '16 5:29:39 PM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Male Tsubasa (aka, Syaoran Jr.) of the eponymous]] ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' becomes this at the end of the story. As payment for continuing to exist after the paradox that is his parentage resolves itself, he may never remain for long in any one dimension, and will wander the multiverse until the payment is complete (whenever that is). He can, however, stop by in his girlfriend's dimension for a booty call any time he wants, as long as he doesn't stay too long.
** His time-travel duplicate, [[spoiler:[[XxxHolic Watanuki]]]], has it worse, having inverted the trope ''hard''. Rather than being cursed to wander, he's cursed to be trapped in a single InnBetweenTheWorlds-type [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday mysterious shop]] for the rest of his life, although to be fair it ''is'' anchored in one place and dimension. He just ''can't leave''.

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* [[spoiler:Male Tsubasa (aka, Syaoran Jr.) of the eponymous]] ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' becomes this at the end of the story. As payment for continuing to exist after the paradox that is his parentage resolves itself, he may never remain for long in any one dimension, and will wander the multiverse until the payment is complete (whenever that is). He can, however, stop by in his girlfriend's dimension for a booty call any time he wants, as long as he doesn't stay too long.
** His time-travel duplicate, [[spoiler:[[XxxHolic [[spoiler:[[Manga/XxxHolic Watanuki]]]], has it worse, having inverted the trope ''hard''. Rather than being cursed to wander, he's cursed to be trapped in a single InnBetweenTheWorlds-type [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday mysterious shop]] for the rest of his life, although to be fair it ''is'' anchored in one place and dimension. He just ''can't leave''.



* The Flying Dutchman appears in ''OnePiece'' with a reversal of the legend: Instead of being unable to set foot on land again, the captain (who is a [[FishPerson fishman]]) can never swim again due to eating a Devil Fruit.

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* The Flying Dutchman appears in ''OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' with a reversal of the legend: Instead of being unable to set foot on land again, the captain (who is a [[FishPerson fishman]]) can never swim again due to eating a Devil Fruit.
19th Jan '16 8:24:16 AM AndyLA
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* ''Film/TheTerminal'' is a Creator/TomHanks film about a man being detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport because while he was in flight his home country fell to a civil war and effectively ceased to exist. He can't leave the airport to go to New York, and he can't fly home, since his country technically doesn't exist anymore. So he starts living in the airport terminal, making friends with various workers, and developing feelings for a flight attendant named Amelia. VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about a guy who was stuck in a French airport for ''18 years''.

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* ''Film/TheTerminal'' is a Creator/TomHanks film about a man being detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport because while he was in flight his home country fell to a civil war and effectively ceased to exist. He can't leave the airport to go to New York, and he can't fly home, since his country technically doesn't exist anymore. So he starts living in the airport terminal, making friends with various workers, and developing feelings for a flight attendant named Amelia. VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory about a guy who was stuck in a French airport for ''18 years''.
years'' (see the Real Life section).
29th Dec '15 6:11:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Slayers}} TRY'' has an episode about a ghost ship that is cursed to wander the seas because the captain neglected his duties in favor of his hobby: collecting vases.

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* ''{{Slayers}} ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}} TRY'' has an episode about a ghost ship that is cursed to wander the seas because the captain neglected his duties in favor of his hobby: collecting vases.
25th Dec '15 10:45:42 PM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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* AssassinsCreed: The Sage is a human being reincarnated throughout history, always picking up PastMemories all the way back to prehuman times when he reaches a certain age (and manifesting heterochromia). He's strongly implied to be the origin of the Wandering Jew story, and one of his incarnations is the RealLife Count of St. Germain, who claimed to be this trope. His purpose seems to be [[spoiler: to bring back the extinct AbusivePrecursors, since he himself used to be one of them.]]

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* AssassinsCreed: The Sage is a human being reincarnated throughout history, always picking up PastMemories PastLifeMemories all the way back to prehuman times when he reaches a certain age (and manifesting heterochromia). He's strongly implied to be the origin of the Wandering Jew story, and one of his incarnations is the RealLife Count of St. Germain, who claimed to be this trope. His purpose seems to be [[spoiler: to bring back the extinct AbusivePrecursors, since he himself used to be one of them.]]
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