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31st Jan '18 4:00:54 AM alspawn
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** The Master at the end of season one, and Angelus and Drucilla in season two. While their demonic status helps explain this, Spike points out that most vampires only talk about destroying the world and are actually quite happy here, making genuine Hellseekers the anomaly.

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** The Master at the end of season one, and Angelus and Drucilla in season two.two, are both "open the Gates of Hell" examples. While their demonic status helps explain this, Spike points out that most vampires only talk about destroying the world and are actually quite happy here, making genuine Hellseekers the anomaly.
31st Jan '18 3:58:02 AM alspawn
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** This was the intent of releasing Illyria, although it turned out hell isn't what it used to be.



** This was the intent of releasing Illyria, although it turned out hell isn't what it used to be.

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** This was the intent of releasing Illyria, although it turned out hell isn't what it used to be.
31st Jan '18 3:57:28 AM alspawn
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* A common goal for Big Bads in the ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}''
** The Master at the end of season one, and Angelus and Drucilla in season two. While their demonic status helps explain this, Spike points out that most vampires only talk about destroying the world and are actually quite happy here, making genuine Hellseekers the anomaly.
** Ascension (which the Mayor was an example of) involved a mortal becoming a true demon.
** Glory was a perfect example. Everything she did was an attempt to return to the hell dimension she ruled.
--> '''Buffy''': That's it? That's Glory's master plan? To go home?
** Anya initially sought to regain her demon status and go home when she became mortal. She also teamed up with Vampire Willow, who at least wanted to get back to her hellish alternate reality.
** The climax of Dark Willow's rampage, although she was really more of an Oblivion-seeker.
** Basically what the First attempts in season seven, with the Ubervamps replacing legions specifically from hell.
** Holtz knowingly trapped himself in a hell dimension, along with baby Conner, knowing this would be the ultimate revenge on Angel.




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** This was the intent of releasing Illyria, although it turned out hell isn't what it used to be.
27th Nov '17 11:37:27 AM BlueCaper
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A Hell Seeker is a character who actively 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]]. Or maybe he's just looking to kill every damn demon in sight.

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A Hell Seeker is a character who is actively 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]]. Or maybe he's just looking to kill every damn demon in sight.
26th Nov '17 10:15:00 AM VenomousSeal
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* WebOtiginal/SailorMoonAbridged plays this for laughs with Sailor Mars, to the point that when [[KillEmAll The Scouts die in Episode 40]], the others [[GuiltByAssociation are dragged their with her]], even [[TokenGoodTeammate Amy]].
4th Oct '17 3:22:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' movies have several characters with this mindset, and for some of them it even kinda works out - some of them are turned into cenobites, and enjoy it.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' movies have several characters with this mindset, and for who ''intentionally'' seek out the [[SummoningArtifact Lament Configuration]] so they can open the portal to the Cenobites' dimension. For some of them it even kinda works out - some of them are turned into cenobites, and enjoy it.
30th Aug '17 12:50:44 AM Ghostninja109
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* One episode of ''Anime/HellGirl'' centers around a teacher who wants to go to Hell because he has nothing left to live for. He does ultimately get sent to Hell, but is horrified when he finds out that one of his students will be joining him one day since she sold her soul to make it happen.
5th Aug '17 9:42:23 AM Baeraad555
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* The Other King in ''WebOriginal/{{Unsong}}'' is actively trying to commit so many atrocities that he can't possibly be denied entrance into Hell when he dies. The reason why he's worried about being denied damnation is that [[spoiler: one, he's trying to balance out a truly epic number of good deeds and virtuous actions performed back when he was still [[TheMessiah the Comet King]], and two, [[{{Satan}} Thamiel]] will take every excuse to bar his way into Hell since he knows perfectly well that if the Other King were to fully enter Hell he'd proceed to destroy the place.]]
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2nd Aug '17 11:52:41 AM erforce
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* In ''Hideaway'' by 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]]

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* In ''Hideaway'' ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}'' by 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]]
21st Jul '17 3:51:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In some variants of the joke, it's a DealWithTheDevil, and the GenreSavvy devil sends him to Hell on ''Nightmare''.[[note]]Maximum difficulty level. Monsters are more aggressive and respawn after they die. [[OhCrap And cheat codes are disabled.]][[/note]]

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** In some variants of the joke, it's a DealWithTheDevil, and the GenreSavvy devil sends him to Hell on ''Nightmare''.[[note]]Maximum difficulty level. Monsters are more aggressive and respawn after they die. [[OhCrap And cheat codes are disabled.]][[/note]]
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