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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]].
19th Mar '16 9:37:50 PM intastiel
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* Diabolists in ''TabletopGame/ArsMagica'' take it as a point of professional pride that they'll be consigned to Hell upon death, whether in the (misplaced) belief that they will be elevated to devils and escape punishment or out of (one-sided) loyalty to their demonic masters; and tend to be quite insulted by the accusation that they'd try to weasel out of their final damnation. It is, of course, inconsequential that a highly specific and situational spell exists to give a damned soul a chance to elude the devil sent to collect it...
15th Feb '16 9:40:37 PM intastiel
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* In the [[Literature/AWizardInRhyme Wizard In Rhyme]] book ''The Witch Doctor'', the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen evil Queen]] Suettay of Allustria believes that her DealWithTheDevil will give her a privileged rank in Hell and let her keep on tormenting people beneath her. Judging from the screams after she's DraggedOffToHell, the Father of Lies was less than honest about her retirement policy...
13th Dec '15 3:01:30 AM Morgenthaler
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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. (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.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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