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30th Aug '17 3:09:55 PM Kafkesque
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28th Jul '17 7:03:23 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the afterlife is shown to be... an eternity in a cubicle. [[spoiler:Next to Wally]].
** And then there's Heck, for petty offences. Run by Phil, Lord Of Insufficient Light.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''
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afterlife is shown to be... an eternity in a cubicle. [[spoiler:Next to Wally]].
** And then there's Dilbert is once sent to Heck, a lesser version of Hell for people that commit petty offences. Run by Phil, Lord Of Insufficient Light.
28th Jul '17 7:00:04 PM thatother1dude
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* The various Netherworlds depicted in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series are far from ''mundane'', but the fate of sinners possibly is; you are stuffed in a penguin suit and forced to do manual labor for low pay. Eventually you will earn enough to be reincarnated. About the only time this fate is truly hellish is if you wind up [[FateWorseThanDeath working for]] [[BadBoss Etna]].

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* The various Netherworlds depicted in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series are far from ''mundane'', but the fate of sinners possibly is; you are stuffed in a penguin suit and forced to do manual labor for low pay. Eventually you will earn enough to be reincarnated. About the only time this fate is truly hellish is if you wind up [[FateWorseThanDeath working for]] for [[BadBoss Etna]].
5th Jul '17 11:44:30 AM ZimFan89
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* On ''Series/{{Preacher 2016}}'', Hell is depicted as a giant prison where the condemned are made to watch visions of their worst days play out [[GroundhogsDayLoop on a loop, forever]].

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* On ''Series/{{Preacher 2016}}'', Hell is depicted as a giant prison where the condemned are made to watch visions of their worst days play out [[GroundhogsDayLoop [[GroundhogDayLoop on a loop, forever]].
5th Jul '17 11:44:09 AM ZimFan89
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** When [[spoiler:Crowley]] becomes King of Hell, he changes it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into one giant queue that the damned are forced to wait in for all of eternity. The line moves at a snail's pace, and when you finally get to the front, you're just told to go all the way to the back again. His reason for making this change was because he noticed that a good portion of people sent to Hell were masochists who were TooKinkyToTorture with the traditional methods, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line.

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** When [[spoiler:Crowley]] becomes King of Hell, he changes it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into one giant queue that the damned are forced to wait in for all of eternity. The line moves at a snail's pace, and when you finally get to the front, you're just told to go all the way to the back again. His reason for making this change was because he noticed that a good portion of people sent to Hell were masochists who were TooKinkyToTorture with the traditional methods, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line. Subverted (and possibly {{retcon}}ed altogether) in later seasons, however, as Hell is then depicted as a Medieval dungeon, with torture carried out by demons disguised as the damned's loved ones.


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* On ''Series/{{Preacher 2016}}'', Hell is depicted as a giant prison where the condemned are made to watch visions of their worst days play out [[GroundhogsDayLoop on a loop, forever]].
17th Jun '17 8:24:41 PM KillerClowns
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It may be AFormYouAreComfortableWith for souls who are still living who see or visit it.

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It may be AFormYouAreComfortableWith for souls who are still living who see or visit it.
it, or an AfterlifeAntechamber for those not yet ready to move on to a more mysterious OffscreenAfterlife.
16th May '17 2:26:17 AM Couran
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' is a subversion, regular Hell does exist and the majority of people get sent there. The show depicts a heavenly afterlife call the Good Place where people who were very ethical, generous, and kind in life (although even Florence Nightingale didn't make the cut!) end up in their own neighborhood run by an architect. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic hell for four people who weren't good people, but also weren't really all that bad either. The Good Place is an experiment by a newly promoted evil architect to see if they will punish each other so that the demons don't have to do any work.]] The neighborhood we see in the show ''does'' seem like a really idyllic place where every whim and need is taken care of, but it's like a quirky EverytownAmerica with, for example, stores selling frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Plus the whole afterlife is run like a corporate service industry, complete with a bureaucratic scoring system to determine who gets into the Good Place or the Bad Place.

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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' is a subversion, regular Hell does exist and the majority of people get sent there. The show depicts a heavenly afterlife call the Good Place where people who were very ethical, generous, and kind in life (although even Florence Nightingale didn't make the cut!) end up in their own neighborhood run by an architect. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic hell for four people who weren't good people, but also weren't really all that bad either. The Good Place is an experiment by a newly promoted evil architect to see if they will punish each other so that the demons don't have to do any work.]] The neighborhood we see in the show ''does'' seem like a really idyllic place where every whim and need is taken care of, but it's like a quirky EverytownAmerica with, for example, stores selling frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Plus the whole afterlife is run like a corporate service industry, complete with a bureaucratic scoring system to determine who gets into the Good Place or the Bad Place. [[spoiler: It's actually an IronicHell for four people who weren't good people, but also weren't really all that bad either. The Good Place is an experiment by a newly promoted evil architect to see if they will punish each other so that the demons don't have to do any work.]]
16th May '17 2:24:24 AM Couran
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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' depicts a heavenly afterlife where people who were very ethical, generous, and kind in life (although even Florence Nightingale didn't make the cut!) end up in their own neighborhood run by an architect. The neighborhood we see in the show ''does'' seem like a really idyllic place where every whim and need is taken care of, but it's like a quirky EverytownAmerica with, for example, stores selling frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Plus the whole afterlife is run like a corporate service industry, complete with a bureaucratic scoring system to determine who gets into the Good Place or the Bad Place.

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* ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' is a subversion, regular Hell does exist and the majority of people get sent there. The show depicts a heavenly afterlife call the Good Place where people who were very ethical, generous, and kind in life (although even Florence Nightingale didn't make the cut!) end up in their own neighborhood run by an architect. architect. [[spoiler: It's actually an ironic hell for four people who weren't good people, but also weren't really all that bad either. The Good Place is an experiment by a newly promoted evil architect to see if they will punish each other so that the demons don't have to do any work.]] The neighborhood we see in the show ''does'' seem like a really idyllic place where every whim and need is taken care of, but it's like a quirky EverytownAmerica with, for example, stores selling frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Plus the whole afterlife is run like a corporate service industry, complete with a bureaucratic scoring system to determine who gets into the Good Place or the Bad Place.
25th Mar '17 10:09:35 AM SpocktorWho
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': When [[spoiler:Crowley]] becomes King of Hell, he changes it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into one giant queue that the damned are forced to wait in for all of eternity. The line moves at a snail's pace, and when you finally get to the front, you're just told to go all the way to the back again. His reason for making this change was because he noticed that a good portion of people sent to Hell were masochists who were TooKinkyToTorture with the traditional methods, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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When [[spoiler:Crowley]] becomes King of Hell, he changes it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into one giant queue that the damned are forced to wait in for all of eternity. The line moves at a snail's pace, and when you finally get to the front, you're just told to go all the way to the back again. His reason for making this change was because he noticed that a good portion of people sent to Hell were masochists who were TooKinkyToTorture with the traditional methods, but ''nobody'' likes waiting in line.line.
** Heaven itself is rather mundane to the human souls that end up there. Each soul gets its own version of Heaven, which typically involves something like their favorite place(s) or activity(ies) in life. One woman gets an endless concert, one man gets his favorite bar, while other people get their own mortal homes or parks, etc. The angels can visit the human Heavens, but there are other parts of Heaven that are exclusively for the angels. They also appear mundane, but since everything viewers can see is presumably AFormYouAreComfortableWith for the humans watching, it's hard to know what anything ''really'' looks like. Angels themselves are [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] that generally [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm cannot be comprehended by humans]], and attempts to see their true forms mostly end [[EyeScream poorly]], so angels in Heaven manifest to the viewers as their current vessels.
25th Jan '17 9:49:46 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The afterlife is never shown in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', but its nature is pondered several times. As seen in the page quote, Hobbes once suggests Pittsburg as the afterlife (Calvin doesn't know if it's heaven or hell), and once states that he thinks that in Heaven, you play saxophone for an all-girls cabaret in New Orleans.
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