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15th Feb '17 3:01:01 AM apm483@gmail.com
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* ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', the fourth part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', has its BigBad Yoshikage Kira, a hand fetishist, [[spoiler:dragged to hell by an army of ghostly hands]].

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* ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', the fourth part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', has its BigBad Yoshikage Kira, a hand fetishist, [[spoiler:dragged to hell by an army of ghostly hands]].hands. And since he wants to live in peace so badly, he's dragged off to a place where he can't]]!
7th Feb '17 7:23:14 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The notorious sadist and psychopath Gregor Clegane is being kept alive by MadDoctor Qyburn.
30th Jan '17 1:38:07 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', the Zin inflict this on their captives in order to - as Zinyak puts it - "break" them. For the Boss, a figure of chaos incarnate, it's being trapped in an idyllic simulation of the TV 1950s, with no beer or guns, and stuffed into 50s-appropriate clothing. Of course, the Boss is ''such'' a violent sociopath ("''[[InsistentTerminology Puckish rogue!]]") that he/she quickly shakes off his/her new wholesome persona and starts causing havoc again, so Zinyak alters his/her simulation to that of modern Steelport where the Saints have lost control of the city to the Zin.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', the Zin inflict this on their captives in order to - as Zinyak puts it - "break" them. For the Boss, a figure of chaos incarnate, it's being trapped in an idyllic simulation of the TV 1950s, with no beer or guns, and stuffed into 50s-appropriate clothing. Of course, the Boss is ''such'' a violent sociopath ("''[[InsistentTerminology Puckish rogue!]]") rogue!]]''") that he/she quickly shakes off his/her new wholesome persona and starts causing havoc again, so Zinyak alters his/her simulation to that of modern Steelport where the Saints have lost control of the city to the Zin.
30th Jan '17 1:37:50 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', the Zin inflict this on their captives in order to - as Zinyak puts it - "break" them. For the Boss, a figure of chaos incarnate, it's being trapped in an idyllic simulation of the TV 1950s, with no beer or guns, and stuffed into 50s-appropriate clothing.

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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', the Zin inflict this on their captives in order to - as Zinyak puts it - "break" them. For the Boss, a figure of chaos incarnate, it's being trapped in an idyllic simulation of the TV 1950s, with no beer or guns, and stuffed into 50s-appropriate clothing. Of course, the Boss is ''such'' a violent sociopath ("''[[InsistentTerminology Puckish rogue!]]") that he/she quickly shakes off his/her new wholesome persona and starts causing havoc again, so Zinyak alters his/her simulation to that of modern Steelport where the Saints have lost control of the city to the Zin.
20th Jan '17 2:00:31 PM HeSupplanted
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--> ''You Fool!'' – answered the priest – ''In the first place, ThisIsntHeaven! And in the second, I am not being rewarded, she is being punished!''
* Another old joke: An avid fisherman dies and goes to the great fishing hole in the sky, where his guide informs him that he's required to catch any fish that jumps. But after catching several dozen identical trout, the fisherman gets tired and remarks, "You know, this isn't quite what I expected from heaven." The guide replies, "Who said this was heaven?"

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--> ''You Fool!'' ''[[YouFool You Fool]]'' – answered the priest – ''In the first place, ThisIsntHeaven! And in the second, I am not being rewarded, she is being punished!''
* Another old joke: An avid fisherman dies and goes to the the[[ great fishing hole in the sky, where his guide informs him that he's required to catch any fish that jumps. But after catching several dozen identical trout, the fisherman gets tired and remarks, "You know, this isn't quite what I expected from heaven." The guide replies, "Who said this was heaven?"
20th Jan '17 10:10:23 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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Many examples of Ironic Hell are references to Dante's Inferno (Book 1 of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''), which depicts Hell in this way. It was published in 1314; however, the basic idea goes back [[OlderThanFeudalism even further]], to Greek myths of Tartarus, for example with Tantalus.

It may be worth noting that, despite Dante's work being mainly a sociopolitical statement and not supposed to be taken as a ''literal'' journey through the afterlife, [[WordOfDante people still presumed that he knew what he was talking about]] and have used his often sanctimonious depictions of Hell, what acts are sinful, and how sinful they are, taken directly from his writings.

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Many examples of Ironic Hell are references to Dante's Inferno (Book 1 of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''), which depicts Hell in this way. It was published in 1314; however, the basic idea goes back [[OlderThanFeudalism even further]], to further]]. The Greek myths of Tartarus, for example with Tantalus.

It may be worth noting that, despite Dante's work being mainly a sociopolitical statement and not supposed to be taken as a ''literal'' journey through the afterlife, [[WordOfDante people still presumed
that he knew what he was talking about]] and have used his involve Tartarus often sanctimonious depictions of Hell, what acts are sinful, and how sinful they are, taken directly from his writings.
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* In ''Film/WristcuttersALoveStory'', everyone is a suicide trapped in an afterlife that is a slightly more drab copy of Earth, and their lives are just slightly worse than the one they left behind. Nobody is willing to so much as seriously contemplate suicide again out of fear they'll wake up in another world that's just another tiny step worse.

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* In ''Film/WristcuttersALoveStory'', everyone is a suicide trapped ''Film/WristcuttersALoveStory'' takes place in an the afterlife that is for suicides. It's just a slightly more drab copy of Earth, and their people's lives are just slightly worse than the one ones they left behind. Nobody behind- the ones that were bad enough to drive them to suicide in the first place. No one is willing to so much as seriously contemplate suicide again out of for fear they'll wake that they'd end up in another world that's that just another a tiny step worse.
11th Dec '16 7:20:39 AM I_love_dragons
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[[folder:Jokes]]
* There's a joke: Joe lived a wild life, so he wasn't surprised to die and go to hell. He finds himself in a nightclub with no exit. The music is lousy, but he notices all the other patrons have a bottle of booze and a blond gal for company. He comments on how great this looks, and the guy at the next table says 'Don't be so happy; the bottle has a hole in it; and the blond doesn't!'
** A similar joke (which has multiple variations) has a guy go to the afterlife and witness other men being manacled to hideous women for all eternity. When it's his turn, he finds that he's being manacled to a beautiful blonde instead. The punchline is that it's punishment for ''her'', not him.
* Another one has Bill Gates asked to choose between FluffyCloudHeaven and AHellOfATime. He takes the latter, but two weeks later he's in FireAndBrimstoneHell. "That was Hell 1.0. This is Hell 95." (Or: "This is the real Hell. That was just the demo version.")
** Or "the screen saver". Bill Gates ''really'' attracts this kind of thing.
** Another variant featured a politician, with the initial form being campaigning, and the actual hell being the results of the vote.
** Lawyers have a variant with the punchline "That was our summer program."
** The oldest version seems to be tourism vs immigration.
** Military recruiters. "Now, you're in."
** Undergrads vs grad students. Undergrads vs med students. Undergrads vs law students. Grad students vs post-docs. New MD vs residents. Etcetera.
* Another joke: A priest that firmly believed SexIsEvil had a disciple. The priest died and some time later, the disciple died too. At the afterlife, the disciple saw the Priest with a gorgeous woman at his lap.
--> ''Master'' he cried – ''I see that God appreciated your sacrifices on earth, and now you will be rewarded with paradise’s pleasures!''
--> ''You Fool!'' – answered the priest – ''In the first place, ThisIsntHeaven! And in the second, I am not being rewarded, she is being punished!''
* Another old joke: An avid fisherman dies and goes to the great fishing hole in the sky, where his guide informs him that he's required to catch any fish that jumps. But after catching several dozen identical trout, the fisherman gets tired and remarks, "You know, this isn't quite what I expected from heaven." The guide replies, "Who said this was heaven?"
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* There's a joke: Joe lived a wild life, so he wasn't surprised to die and go to hell. He finds himself in a nightclub with no exit. The music is lousy, but he notices all the other patrons have a bottle of booze and a blond gal for company. He comments on how great this looks, and the guy at the next table says 'Don't be so happy; the bottle has a hole in it; and the blond doesn't!'
** A similar joke (which has multiple variations) has a guy go to the afterlife and witness other men being manacled to hideous women for all eternity. When it's his turn, he finds that he's being manacled to a beautiful blonde instead. The punchline is that it's punishment for ''her'', not him.
* Another one has Bill Gates asked to choose between FluffyCloudHeaven and AHellOfATime. He takes the latter, but two weeks later he's in FireAndBrimstoneHell. "That was Hell 1.0. This is Hell 95." (Or: "This is the real Hell. That was just the demo version.")
** Or "the screen saver". Bill Gates ''really'' attracts this kind of thing.
** Another variant featured a politician, with the initial form being campaigning, and the actual hell being the results of the vote.
** Lawyers have a variant with the punchline "That was our summer program."
** The oldest version seems to be tourism vs immigration.
** Military recruiters. "Now, you're in."
** Undergrads vs grad students. Undergrads vs med students. Undergrads vs law students. Grad students vs post-docs. New MD vs residents. Etcetera.



* Another joke: A priest that firmly believed SexIsEvil had a disciple. The priest died and some time later, the disciple died too. At the afterlife, the disciple saw the Priest with a gorgeous woman at his lap.
--> ''Master'' he cried – ''I see that God appreciated your sacrifices on earth, and now you will be rewarded with paradise’s pleasures!''
--> ''You Fool!'' – answered the priest – ''In the first place, ThisIsntHeaven! And in the second, I am not being rewarded, she is being punished!''
* Another old joke: An avid fisherman dies and goes to the great fishing hole in the sky, where his guide informs him that he's required to catch any fish that jumps. But after catching several dozen identical trout, the fisherman gets tired and remarks, "You know, this isn't quite what I expected from heaven." The guide replies, "Who said this was heaven?"
29th Nov '16 9:20:27 AM SteveMB
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Most depictions of {{Hell}} involve some form of eternal punishment for the damned souls who are sent there. In [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] {{Hell}}, they get a more personal service. Each sinner gets a punishment that is an ironic reminder of the sins of which he or she is guilty. A glutton might be force-fed something unpleasant for eternity (a common version is that they're fed something they enjoyed - ceaselessly, becoming wholly sick of it, for eternity), or might be prevented from eating ever again.

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Most depictions of {{Hell}} involve some form of eternal punishment for the damned souls who are sent there. In [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] {{Hell}}, they get a more personal service. Each sinner gets a punishment that is an ironic reminder of the sins of which he or she is guilty. A glutton might be force-fed something unpleasant for eternity (a common version is that they're fed something they enjoyed - ceaselessly, [[RadishCure becoming wholly sick of it, it]], for eternity), or might be prevented from eating ever again.
28th Nov '16 7:30:07 PM WillBGood
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* ''Theater/NoExit'' has an extremely simple but cleverly built one. You are sent to hell because you're a bad person. Your punishment is to be locked in a room forever with two ''other'' bad people, chosen specifically to drive you (and each other) crazy.[[spoiler: And it doesn't even have to be locked. The door to the characters' room pops open near the end, but the characters insist on staying to sort out the meaningless argument they're having. The only things making the hotel room a place of eternal torment are the exact same psychological flaws and unpleasantnesses that got you sent there in the first place.]]

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* ''Theater/NoExit'' ''Theatre/NoExit'' has an extremely simple but cleverly built one. You are sent to hell because you're a bad person. Your punishment is to be locked in a room forever with two ''other'' bad people, chosen specifically to drive you (and each other) crazy.[[spoiler: And it doesn't even have to be locked. The door to the characters' room pops open near the end, but the characters insist on staying to sort out the meaningless argument they're having. The only things making the hotel room a place of eternal torment are the exact same psychological flaws and unpleasantnesses that got you sent there in the first place.]]
26th Nov '16 6:58:51 AM ABE.Crudele
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* [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/07/cruller-intentions/ here]] on ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''. The punishment isn't related to Wonderella at all and The Devil admits that the irony is mostly relative. Then Wonderella realizes that shes's really in ''Homer Simpson's'' ironic hell, and The Devil declares that she will suffer as she lived: ''"Recycling old Simpsons jokes for all eternity!"''

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* [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] [[http://nonadventures.com/2015/11/07/cruller-intentions/ here]] on ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''. The punishment isn't related to Wonderella at all and The Devil admits that the irony is mostly relative. Then Wonderella realizes that shes's she is really in ''Homer Simpson's'' ironic hell, and The Devil declares that she will suffer as she lived: ''"Recycling old Simpsons jokes for all eternity!"''



->'''Mai:''' Even Tristan's?
->'''Melvin:''' ''Especially'' Tristan's!

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->'''Mai:''' -->'''Mai:''' Even Tristan's?
->'''Melvin:''' -->'''Melvin:''' ''Especially'' Tristan's!



* German newspaper comic ''Touche'' has a reoccurring strip about the devil welcoming the new arrivals to Hell, informing them about the particularly horrible and humorous punishment that awaits them.

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* German newspaper comic ''Touche'' has a reoccurring recurring strip about the devil welcoming the new arrivals to Hell, informing them about the particularly horrible and humorous punishment that awaits them.
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