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2nd Apr '17 10:16:40 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:[[FauxAffablyEvil Isla Yura]]]] of ''PandoraHearts'' and his BrainwashedAndCrazy [[ReligionOfEvil religious cult]] attempt to [[spoiler:bring the world into [[EldritchLocation the Abyss]] by recreating the Tragedy of Sablier at Oz's second coming-of-age party]]. However, while the cult members truly believe that [[spoiler:the Abyss]] really is a paradise of golden light, [[spoiler:Yura]] knew the truth all along and is only attempting it ForTheEvulz.

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* [[spoiler:[[FauxAffablyEvil Isla Yura]]]] of ''PandoraHearts'' ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' and his BrainwashedAndCrazy [[ReligionOfEvil religious cult]] attempt to [[spoiler:bring the world into [[EldritchLocation the Abyss]] by recreating the Tragedy of Sablier at Oz's second coming-of-age party]]. However, while the cult members truly believe that [[spoiler:the Abyss]] really is a paradise of golden light, [[spoiler:Yura]] knew the truth all along and is only attempting it ForTheEvulz.
26th Mar '17 5:16:58 PM JoeMerl
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** This is how the {{Goth}} Kids saw their worship of [[Franchise/CthuluMythos Cthulu]]. They grow disillusioned when [[MundaneFantastic things more or less go on like normal]], despite the Dark God teaming up with [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]] to destroy hippies and synagogues around the world.

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** This is how the {{Goth}} Kids saw their worship of [[Franchise/CthuluMythos Cthulu]].[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]]. They grow disillusioned when [[MundaneFantastic things more or less go on like normal]], despite the Dark God teaming up with [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]] to destroy hippies and synagogues around the world.
26th Mar '17 5:16:22 PM JoeMerl
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** This is how the {{Goth}} Kids saw their worship of [[Franchise/CthuluMythos Cthulu]]. They grow disillusioned when [[MundaneFantastic things more or less go on like normal]], despite the Dark God teaming up with [[TokenEvilTeammate Cartman]] to destroy hippies and synagogues around the world.
-->'''Pete:''' I thought that when Cthulhu rose from the dead all was gonna be darkness and pain. I thought at ''least'' school would be canceled!
** In a related matter, {{Satan}} wound up getting his BastardBoyfriend, Saddam Hussein, sent to Heaven, which was otherwise populated only by Mormons who cheerfully spend eternity putting on plays. He clearly considers this a far worse punishment than Hell, [[AHellOfATime with its odd mixture of torture and luaus]].
12th Mar '17 3:13:46 AM MarqFJA
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* Many atheists see monotheistic / abrahamic depictions of Heaven as this, since they'd be forced to spend eternity with a group of devoutly religious people.

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* Many atheists see monotheistic / abrahamic Abrahamic depictions of Heaven as this, since they'd be forced to spend eternity with a group of devoutly religious people.
4th Mar '17 10:42:30 AM nombretomado
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* In the [[{{Satire}} satirical]] short story "Heavens Below - Sixteen Utopias" by JohnSladek, one of the Utopias is a family picnic in a garbage dump, with the family eating the garbage as if it was a heavenly feast.
* In one of his short stories, MarkTwain deliberately invokes this: the protagonist finds himself in the heaven of an alien race, which is full of beer, women, and song. He is horrified -- he ''wanted'' to go to FluffyCloudHeaven. He and the aliens each see the other's idea of heaven as this trope.

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* In the [[{{Satire}} satirical]] short story "Heavens Below - Sixteen Utopias" by JohnSladek, Creator/JohnSladek, one of the Utopias is a family picnic in a garbage dump, with the family eating the garbage as if it was a heavenly feast.
* In one of his short stories, MarkTwain Creator/MarkTwain deliberately invokes this: the protagonist finds himself in the heaven of an alien race, which is full of beer, women, and song. He is horrified -- he ''wanted'' to go to FluffyCloudHeaven. He and the aliens each see the other's idea of heaven as this trope.
18th Jan '17 7:02:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''. CthulhuMythos cultists know that if the Mythos deities are let loose in the world it will lead to HellOnEarth, but they try to bring it about anyway because they're totally insane so hell on earth sounds wonderful to them.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''. CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultists know that if the Mythos deities are let loose in the world it will lead to HellOnEarth, but they try to bring it about anyway because they're totally insane so hell on earth sounds wonderful to them.
8th Sep '16 6:06:18 PM jormis29
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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' one of the major factions of the white mana New Phyrexians believe in the "Flesh Singularity"; when all life has been sutured and woven and riveted into a [[BodyHorror single amalgamation of flesh and metal]]. Only in this way can they achieve perfect unity.
* WhiteWolf's OldWorldOfDarkness setting.

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* In ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' one of the major factions of the white mana New Phyrexians believe in the "Flesh Singularity"; when all life has been sutured and woven and riveted into a [[BodyHorror single amalgamation of flesh and metal]]. Only in this way can they achieve perfect unity.
* WhiteWolf's OldWorldOfDarkness Creator/WhiteWolf's TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness setting.



* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the whole hierarchy of death (the [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]], their Deathlord servants, and the Abyssal Exalted) directed to follow the idea that the complete CessationOfExistence that would come about by feeding all of Creation into Oblivion would bring about eternal peace and bliss. This is mainly because the Neverborn themselves [[AndIMustScream have been dealing with flesh-eating bacteria of the soul for millennia on end]], and can't pass on as long as Creation exists to fetter them to it. And even then, many of their Deathlord servants are in it for their own ends, with only three really preaching the blessed peace of Oblivion.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has the whole hierarchy of death (the [[EldritchAbomination Neverborn]], their Deathlord servants, and the Abyssal Exalted) directed to follow the idea that the complete CessationOfExistence that would come about by feeding all of Creation into Oblivion would bring about eternal peace and bliss. This is mainly because the Neverborn themselves [[AndIMustScream have been dealing with flesh-eating bacteria of the soul for millennia on end]], and can't pass on as long as Creation exists to fetter them to it. And even then, many of their Deathlord servants are in it for their own ends, with only three really preaching the blessed peace of Oblivion.



* Some of the Outer Planes in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons (where souls go after death) can be like this, since there is at least one for every CharacterAlignment (and they are accessible by mortals through Plane Shift and similar spells). The Heroic Domain of Ysgard probably isn't everyone's cup of tea, being basically a giant battlefield where everyone fights endlessly, only to come back to life every day. The Norse would have loved it. Olidammara's realm is an eternal party filled with wine, women, and song, but probably wouldn't appeal to a straitlaced paladin very much. Elysium is so pleasant that it's impossible ''not'' to feel good while you are there...but you will eventually lose your memories, and many would rather avoid that.

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* Some of the Outer Planes in TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (where souls go after death) can be like this, since there is at least one for every CharacterAlignment (and they are accessible by mortals through Plane Shift and similar spells). The Heroic Domain of Ysgard probably isn't everyone's cup of tea, being basically a giant battlefield where everyone fights endlessly, only to come back to life every day. The Norse would have loved it. Olidammara's realm is an eternal party filled with wine, women, and song, but probably wouldn't appeal to a straitlaced paladin very much. Elysium is so pleasant that it's impossible ''not'' to feel good while you are there...but you will eventually lose your memories, and many would rather avoid that.
11th Jun '16 2:33:41 AM Morgenthaler
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If a character ''ends up'' in one of these, they may have been ReroutedFromHeaven.

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If a character ''ends up'' in one of these, they may have been ReroutedFromHeaven.
ReroutedFromHeaven. Or, if they deliberately sought it out, a HellSeeker.
11th Jun '16 1:06:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* From [[WilliamBlake William Blake's]] illustrated novella, TheMarriageOfHeavenAndHell:
** ''As I was walking among the fires of hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs: thinking that as the sayings used in a nation, mark its character, so the Proverbs of Hell, shew the nature of Infernal wisdom better than any description of buildings or garments.''

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* From [[WilliamBlake William Blake's]] Creator/WilliamBlake's illustrated novella, TheMarriageOfHeavenAndHell:
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''Literature/TheMarriageOfHeavenAndHell'':
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''As I was walking among the fires of hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs: thinking that as the sayings used in a nation, mark its character, so the Proverbs of Hell, shew the nature of Infernal wisdom better than any description of buildings or garments.''
14th May '16 9:26:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Cenobites' dimension in ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''. A dimension where pain and pleasure are synonymous. they even lampshade it themselves, like when Pinhead describes himself and the other Cenobites as "Angels to some, demons to others."
** In fact they are usually summoned by someone "seeking the pleasures of heaven or hell, it doesn't matter which". They tend to change their mind about how much like a paradise that sounds after a couple of decades.

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* The Cenobites' dimension in ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}''. A dimension where pain and pleasure are synonymous. they even lampshade it themselves, like when Pinhead describes himself and the other Cenobites as "Angels to some, demons to others."
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" In fact they are usually summoned by someone "seeking the pleasures of heaven or hell, it doesn't matter which". They tend to change their mind about how much like a paradise that sounds after a couple of decades.
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