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20th May '16 2:03:33 PM Doug86
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* The StarTrekNovelVerse has quite a few alien takes on heaven. For the Nausicaans, there's Heart of the Sky; for Bolians, the Vein of Mystery; for Trill, Mak'Relle Dur; for Betazoids Great Fire; for Efrosians, Endless Sky; for Xenexians, Kaz'hera (a WarriorHeaven); for Cardassians, the Hall of Memory.

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* The StarTrekNovelVerse Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse has quite a few alien takes on heaven. For the Nausicaans, there's Heart of the Sky; for Bolians, the Vein of Mystery; for Trill, Mak'Relle Dur; for Betazoids Great Fire; for Efrosians, Endless Sky; for Xenexians, Kaz'hera (a WarriorHeaven); for Cardassians, the Hall of Memory.
21st Jan '16 8:59:28 PM DarkMask
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] ''horrifyingly'' in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. [[CrapSaccharineWorld Paradiso]] may LOOK like FluffyCloudHeaven, but it's more like the [[LightIsNotGood Light-Themed]] version of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]]. Note that [[DarkIsEvil Hell really IS a bad place]] and that the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[CosmicHorrorStory You do the math]]. Even more obvious in [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} the sequel]], where playing as the Masked Lumen in Tag Climax shows creepy heavenly hands reaching for you when you're low on life points, clearly meant to be the counterpart to the demonic hands that reach for Bayonetta or Jeanne in normal game play.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] ''horrifyingly'' in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. [[CrapSaccharineWorld Paradiso]] may LOOK like a [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine shining gold and marble]] FluffyCloudHeaven, but it's more like the [[LightIsNotGood Light-Themed]] version of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]]. Note that [[DarkIsEvil Hell really IS a bad place]] and that the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[CosmicHorrorStory You do the math]]. Even more obvious in [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} the sequel]], where playing as the Masked Lumen in Tag Climax shows creepy heavenly hands reaching for you when you're low on life points, clearly meant to be the counterpart to the demonic hands that reach for Bayonetta or Jeanne in normal game play.



* From the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise is Paradiso, a [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine shining gold and marble]] World of Light. However, it is just that, a world of ''light'', [[LightIsNotGood not a world of good]], and the EldritchAbomination [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] of Paradiso act as the antagonists throughout both games.
20th Jan '16 6:42:48 PM DarkMask
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* From the ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' franchise is Paradiso, a [[GoldAndWhiteAreDivine shining gold and marble]] World of Light. However, it is just that, a world of ''light'', [[LightIsNotGood not a world of good]], and the EldritchAbomination [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] of Paradiso act as the antagonists throughout both games.
12th Jan '16 1:16:50 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Vorin religion teaches of the "Tranquiline Halls," a spiritual realm where humanity once lived under the direct care of the Almighty. The Voidbringers attacked from the place known as Damnation, forcing humanity out of the Halls and onto Roshar, the physical world. The Voidbringers then followed them and tried to annihilate them completely, but were eventually driven off Roshar by humanity, led by the Heralds of the Almighty. The Heralds pursued the Voidbringers to the Halls, and now the greatest warriors fight in the Halls after death, trying to reclaim them for the Almighty. While we don't know how much of that is true, how much of it was made up by the Heralds to motivate humanity, and how much was made up whole cloth by the church after the Heralds left. We do know, however, that the Heralds lied about the Voidbringers being driven off Roshar. The reality is they were just [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tired of fighting the Voidbringers for millennia on end]], and abandoned their duties in favor of wandering the world in anonymity.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Vorin religion teaches of the "Tranquiline Halls," a spiritual realm where humanity once lived under the direct care of the Almighty. The Voidbringers attacked from the place known as Damnation, forcing humanity out of the Halls and onto Roshar, the physical world. The Voidbringers then followed them and tried to annihilate them completely, but were eventually driven off Roshar by humanity, led by the Heralds of the Almighty. The Heralds pursued the Voidbringers to the Halls, and now the greatest warriors fight in the Halls after death, trying to reclaim them for the Almighty. While we We don't know how much of that is true, how much of it was made up by the Heralds to motivate humanity, and how much was made up whole cloth by the church after the Heralds left. We do know, however, that the Heralds lied about the Voidbringers being driven off Roshar. The reality is they were just [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tired of fighting the Voidbringers for millennia on end]], and abandoned their duties in favor of wandering the world in anonymity.
12th Jan '16 1:15:08 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Vorin religion teaches of the "Tranquiline Halls," a spiritual realm where humanity once lived under the direct care of the Almighty. The Voidbringers attacked from the place known as Damnation, forcing humanity out of the Halls and onto Roshar, the physical world. The Voidbringers then followed them and tried to annihilate them completely, but were eventually driven off Roshar by humanity, led by the Heralds of the Almighty. The Heralds pursued the Voidbringers to the Halls, and now the greatest warriors fight in the Halls after death, trying to reclaim them for the Almighty. While we don't know how much of that is true, how much of it was made up by the Heralds to motivate humanity, and how much was made up whole cloth by the church after the Heralds left. We do know, however, that the Heralds lied about the Voidbringers being driven off Roshar. The reality is they were just [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere tired of fighting the Voidbringers for millennia on end]], and abandoned their duties in favor of wandering the world in anonymity.
22nd Dec '15 12:56:00 PM bohunk
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] ''horrifyingly'' in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. [[CrapSaccharineWorld Paradiso]] may LOOK like FluffyCloudHeaven, but it's more like the [[LightIsNotGood Light-Themed]] version of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]]. Note that [[DarkIsEvil Hell really IS a bad place]] and that the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[CosmicHorrorStory You do the math]]. Even mre obvious in [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} the sequel]], where playing as the Masked Lumen in Tag Climax shows creepy heavenly hands reaching for you when you're low on life points, clearly meant to be the counterpart to the demonic hands that reach for Bayonetta or Jeanne in normal game play.

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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] ''horrifyingly'' in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}''. [[CrapSaccharineWorld Paradiso]] may LOOK like FluffyCloudHeaven, but it's more like the [[LightIsNotGood Light-Themed]] version of [[{{Hell}} Inferno]]. Note that [[DarkIsEvil Hell really IS a bad place]] and that the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angels]] are {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. [[CosmicHorrorStory You do the math]]. Even mre more obvious in [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} the sequel]], where playing as the Masked Lumen in Tag Climax shows creepy heavenly hands reaching for you when you're low on life points, clearly meant to be the counterpart to the demonic hands that reach for Bayonetta or Jeanne in normal game play.
13th Oct '15 1:00:29 PM StFan
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* ''{{Promethea}}'' portrays Heaven using the Tree of Life from the Kaballah. Heaven is also a mirror of the human soul, so in the different spheres of existence a traveler will meet different facets of his or her own personality. Some of the spheres are similar to standard depictions of Heaven (Chesed is a Van Gogh-esque cloudscape, Keter is basically pure light, etc.) while other spheres are... Different.

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* ''{{Promethea}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'' portrays Heaven using the Tree of Life from the Kaballah. Heaven is also a mirror of the human soul, so in the different spheres of existence a traveler will meet different facets of his or her own personality. Some of the spheres are similar to standard depictions of Heaven (Chesed is a Van Gogh-esque cloudscape, Keter is basically pure light, etc.) while other spheres are... Different.
7th Jul '15 4:29:24 PM nombretomado
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* In the series finale of {{Lost}} [[spoiler: all of the main characters enter a bright light that is implied to be heaven.]]

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* In the series finale of {{Lost}} ''Series/{{Lost}}'' [[spoiler: all of the main characters enter a bright light that is implied to be heaven.]]
2nd Jun '15 6:16:23 AM LongLiveHumour
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* Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), a social worker, feminist, animal rights advocate and tireless reformer, was also a Modern Spiritualist and wrote many books about Heaven, beginning with ''The Gates Ajar''. She presented reasoned arguments in favor of a warm, homelike Heaven where we are reunited with loved ones. She did this partly on behalf of TheAmericanCivilWar widows who were finding no comfort in stern, sterile Calvinist traditions.

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* Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911), a social worker, feminist, animal rights advocate and tireless reformer, was also a Modern Spiritualist and wrote many books about Heaven, beginning with ''The Gates Ajar''. She presented reasoned arguments in favor of a warm, homelike Heaven where we are reunited with loved ones. She did this partly on behalf of TheAmericanCivilWar UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar widows who were finding no comfort in stern, sterile Calvinist traditions.
16th Apr '15 8:34:28 PM theknack101
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** Though various allies of the Winchesters who had died throughout the series are seen there in one episode, and they all seem very happy there.
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