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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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7th Oct '15 9:19:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels'': Judah Earl, the cultist drug leader villain, is convinced that he witnessed Hell during a NearDeathExperience and loved it. Since he can't go back there again without dying, he decides the next best thing is to [[HellOnEarth shape the world in Hell's image]].

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* ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels'': Judah Earl, the cultist drug leader dealer villain, is convinced that he witnessed Hell during a NearDeathExperience and loved it. Since he can't go back there again without dying, he decides the next best thing is to [[HellOnEarth shape the world in Hell's image]].
7th Oct '15 9:18:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels'': Judah Earl, the cultist drug leader villain, is convinced that he witnessed Hell during a NearDeathExperience and loved it. Since he can't go back there again without dying, he decides the next best thing is to [[HellOnEarth shape the world in Hell's image]].
9th Sep '15 6:47:23 PM Dravencour
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** In some variants of the joke, it's a DealWithTheDevil, and the GenreSavvy devil sends him to Nightmare.[[note]]Maximum difficulty level. [[OhCrap 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 Nightmare.[[note]]Maximum difficulty level. Monsters are more aggressive and respawn after they die. [[OhCrap Cheat And cheat codes are disabled.]][[/note]]
2nd Sep '15 7:15:37 PM Observance
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* Yaguruma/Kick Hopper in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''

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* Yaguruma/Kick Hopper and his accomplice Kageyama/Punch Hopper in ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''''Series/KamenRiderKabuto''. Their quest to reach Hell is more metaphorical than most, as it seems to revolve around embracing suffering and despair rather than reaching a physical location.
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