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9th Jan '17 6:42:10 AM Shadowgazer
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* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', when the title character is made Archbishop of Canterbury he has to talk a dying landowner into leaving his lands to the Crown instead of the church. Since the landowner is convinced he'll go to hell without the blessing of the church, Edmund resorts to convincing him that hell is ''[[AHellOfATime awesome]]''.

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* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', when the title character is made Archbishop of Canterbury he has to talk a dying landowner into leaving his lands to the Crown instead of the church. Since the landowner is convinced he'll go to hell without (and has good reason too, considering that everyone present including Edmund and his father are shocked at the blessing sheer number of the church, his crimes) Edmund resorts to convincing him that hell is ''[[AHellOfATime awesome]]''.
29th Dec '16 12:05:00 PM AgProv
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* In the short story "Down Satan!" by Creator/CliveBarker, a wealthy businessman becomes convinced God doesn't exist, and decides to find out whether the devil does by building a literal Hell on Earth.

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* In the short story "Down Satan!" by Creator/CliveBarker, a wealthy businessman becomes convinced God doesn't exist, and decides to find out whether the devil does by building a literal Hell on Earth. This has also been issued as a fairly grotesque ComicBook.
14th Oct '16 6:54:49 AM LondonKdS
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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]] or is [[ToHellAndBack trying to rescue them]].

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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's a hardcore masochist who thinks that an eternity of torture and violation [[TooKinkyToTorture sounds great]]. Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]] or is [[ToHellAndBack trying to rescue them]].
17th Aug '16 10:26:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* A common response to quotes on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings is to suggest that if the person being quoted is going to Heaven, the commentator would rather go to Hell than be stuck with such a person for eternity.
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16th Jul '16 6:29:49 PM MsChibi
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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]] or is trying to rescue them.

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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]] or is [[ToHellAndBack trying to rescue them.
them]].
16th Jul '16 6:29:24 PM MsChibi
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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]].

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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]].
them]] or is trying to rescue them.
4th Jul '16 2:57:37 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Weirdly zigzagged in ''TabletopGame/DemonTheDescent''. Demons in this setting are {{fallen angel}}s and the basic assumption is that a given demon wants to find its way to Hell... however, "Hell" is not only seen as [[InfernalParadise a positive place]], but is a highly individual concept; one demon may want to lord over a traditional FireAndBrimstoneHell, but another may just want a quiet, normal life with a human family. The rationale is that Heaven ''is'' Hell in the human sense of the words, as it means being a tool of the alien/malevolent [[DeusExMachina God-Machine]] with no free-will of one's own; with this in mind, "Hell", defined as "a complete and total separation from God", becomes a paradise.
10th Jun '16 10:19:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Hideaway'' by DeanKoontz, the SerialKiller antagonist calls himself Vassago, believing he is the human incarnation of one of the demon princes of Hell and that by hideously murdering enough people, will be allowed to return to Hell at Satan's right hand. After killing them, he arranges their corpses in ways that symbolically/artistically represent the sins he fancies they committed, but truly knows the reason for doing this has [[ForTheEvulz nothing to do]] with punishing the guilty. It's also hinted at that [[spoiler: his beliefs of demon heritage may not be so delusional after all]]
* Hattie Durham is one briefly in the ''LeftBehind'' series, after deciding that she does believe in God and the Bible, but doesn't believe she deserves to go to Heaven. She comes around eventually.

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* In ''Hideaway'' by DeanKoontz, Creator/DeanKoontz, the SerialKiller antagonist calls himself Vassago, believing he is the human incarnation of one of the demon princes of Hell and that by hideously murdering enough people, will be allowed to return to Hell at Satan's right hand. After killing them, he arranges their corpses in ways that symbolically/artistically represent the sins he fancies they committed, but truly knows the reason for doing this has [[ForTheEvulz nothing to do]] with punishing the guilty. It's also hinted at that [[spoiler: his beliefs of demon heritage may not be so delusional after all]]
* Hattie Durham is one briefly in the ''LeftBehind'' ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series, after deciding that she does believe in God and the Bible, but doesn't believe she deserves to go to Heaven. She comes around eventually.
1st Jun '16 4:41:29 PM Shadoboy
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* In ''TwistedMetal 3'', Minion (a demon) wishes to be sent to Hell in his ending. [[LiteralGenie Calypso]] complies... and sends him to Hell, Michigan.
5th May '16 10:38:05 AM Jeduthun
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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions.

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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively is trying to get into Hell. Literally Hell, as in [[{{Hell}} the afterlife of endless torment]]. Maybe he thinks that he will like it there, being allowed to "reign in hell" rather than becoming one of the tormented souls, perhaps thinking that he might even [[DemonOfHumanOrigin become one of the demons]]. (Such a character is usually [[OriginalPositionFallacy eventually proven wrong, ending up at the bottom of the hellish food-chain]].) Maybe he's concerned he'll otherwise [[TheNothingAfterDeath wind up nowhere at all]], or [[CessationOfExistence vanish entirely]]. Or maybe he's just trying to punish himself. Or maybe he lives in a setting where Hell is [[AHellOfATime something much cooler]] than the horrors believed in by certain RealLife religions.
religions. It might also be that someone he loves has been damned and [[YouAreWorthHell he prefers to spend eternity with them]].
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