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5th Apr '16 7:55:07 AM Nettik
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Reality}}'' in which the protagonist Luciano never says that he is trying to get into Heaven, but rather the ''Series/BigBrother'' house. However, his journey parallels that of any Christian trying to get into Heaven, complete with Messianic imagery, church and funeral services, and more.
5th Apr '16 7:55:07 AM Nettik
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24th Aug '15 1:46:50 AM DAN004
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Contrast HellSeeker.

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Contrast HellSeeker. HellSeeker and RefusingParadise.
5th Apr '15 5:09:53 PM nombretomado
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* Izaya Orihara of ''{{Durarara}}'' intends to create a [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok of his own design]] in order to reach Valhalla.

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* Izaya Orihara of ''{{Durarara}}'' ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' intends to create a [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Ragnarok of his own design]] in order to reach Valhalla.
28th Jul '14 10:13:29 PM narm00
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* All recent editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (probably almost all the way back to the first edition) are designed so that a Good player character can easily be designed to desire a heroic death and subsequent eternal reward in paradise. ScarredLands even have a holy spell that makes this inevitable: The spell, called "Hero's Death" makes the hero more powerful, but will inevitably kill him at the end of the duration if he's not already dead by then. The spell can only be cast on a Good person who fully comprehend that it will mean his death as well as making resurrection impossible. The only benefit for the hero is that his last stand will secure his place in Paradise.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Kindred who sought Golconda were kinda this. Since they are already dead and eternally damned, they cannot ''really'' go to any paradise after their FinalDeath (not that anything like that exists in this CrapsackWorld, anyway), but Golconda was [[ShroudedInMyth said to be]] a state of eternal bliss wherein the vampire is freed of most of their curses.

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* All recent editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (probably almost all the way back to the first edition) are designed so that a Good player character can easily be designed to desire a heroic death and subsequent eternal reward in paradise. ScarredLands even have has a holy spell that makes this inevitable: The spell, called "Hero's Death" Death", makes the hero more powerful, but will inevitably kill him at the end of the duration if he's not already dead by then. The spell can only be cast on a Good person who fully comprehend comprehends that it will mean his death as well as making resurrection impossible. The only benefit for the hero is that his last stand will secure his place in Paradise.
* In ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'', the Kindred who sought Golconda were kinda this. Since they are already dead and eternally damned, they cannot ''really'' go to any paradise after their FinalDeath (not that anything like that exists is known to exist in this CrapsackWorld, anyway), but Golconda was [[ShroudedInMyth said to be]] a state of eternal bliss wherein the vampire is freed of most of their curses.
23rd May '14 9:51:32 AM Willbyr
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* In ''HaibaneRenmei'', [[spoiler: Reki ultimately confesses to Rakka that this is her motivation for being kind to everyone.]]

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* In ''HaibaneRenmei'', ''Anime/HaibaneRenmei'', [[spoiler: Reki ultimately confesses to Rakka that this is her motivation for being kind to everyone.]]



* Disturbingly subverted in ''SinCity'' where the SerialKiller cannibal Kevin believed that eating people brought him closer to Heaven.

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* Disturbingly subverted in ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' where the SerialKiller cannibal Kevin believed that eating people brought him closer to Heaven.
9th Mar '14 11:46:48 AM ravenclawstudent
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* The titular character of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is this in Season 6.
26th Feb '14 3:42:08 PM MrBogosity
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* Kryten the [[ArtificialHuman mechanoid]] in ''Series/{{Red Dwarf}}'' is programmed to believe in Silicone Heaven as his eternal reward for serving humans.
30th Sep '13 6:57:50 AM TrustBen
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* Dana Gray from the ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' episode "Stowaway" is both this and a DeathSeeker, attempting to go along with other dying people so she can rejoin her husband and children.
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6th Sep '13 9:58:26 PM Zordran
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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', most good people simply seek [[strike:Jesus]] Aslan, and in book 7, they get to heaven as a side effect of that. In the fifth book, ''Voyage of the Dawn Treader'', however, Reepicheep is actively seeking out what turns out to be this afterlife. It's ambiguous as to whether he knows or not that the thing he's seeking is actually heaven.

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', most good people simply seek [[strike:Jesus]] Aslan, and in book 7, they get to heaven as a side effect of that. In the fifth third book, ''Voyage of the Dawn Treader'', however, Reepicheep is actively seeking out what turns out to be this afterlife. It's ambiguous as to whether he knows or not that the thing he's seeking is actually heaven.



* Pretty much all Christians and Muslims want themselves and everyone else to go to heaven. This is quite unproblematic if you believe that only heaven is an actual place while hell is the absence of God, and if you believe that God will let all decent people into heaven whether they are Christian/Muslim or not. It become more problematic if you believe for example that only evangelistic Christians go to heaven while everyone else will suffer forever in hell. Then of course you think that people ought to know what's at stake and make an informed decision about their eternal destiny, then of course you don't "hide your light under a bushel". Instead you want to make sure that everyone change their beliefs and way of life so that they will think, feel, believe and act in the same ways as you do, so they can go to heaven with you instead of suffering forever for not being like you. Of course, it's best to figure out how to evangelize without offending and alienating half the people you interact with. Though realistically, you can't avoid offending ''everybody'' except by keeping your mouth shut... which is like having (what you think is) the cure to cancer and not telling people about it because some people won't believe you.

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* Pretty much all Christians and Muslims want themselves and everyone else to go to heaven. This is quite unproblematic if you believe that only heaven is an actual place while hell is the absence of God, and if you believe that God will let all decent people into heaven whether they are Christian/Muslim or not. It become more problematic if you believe for example that only evangelistic Christians go to heaven while everyone else will suffer forever in hell. Then of course you think that people ought to know what's at stake and make an informed decision about their eternal destiny, then of course you don't "hide your light under a bushel". Instead you want to make sure that everyone change their beliefs and way of life so that they will think, feel, believe and act in the same ways as you do, so they can go to heaven with you instead of suffering forever for not being like you. Of course, it's best to figure out how to evangelize without offending and alienating half the people you interact with. Though realistically, you can't avoid offending ''everybody'' except by keeping your mouth shut... which is like having (what you think is) the cure to cancer and not telling people about it because some people won't believe you.
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