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11th Jan '17 6:21:21 AM SilentStranger
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* The ''{{Dilbert}}'' animated series had an entire episode revolving around this. Dilbert gets hit in the head in a gas station parking lot and winds up seeing the afterlife, which, much to his chagrin, turns out to be an office cubicle in the middle of a white void. He recieves a second head injury near the climax of the episode, where he finds that ''Wally'' is now in a cubicle next to his (in accordance with the beliefs of the Wallyites, a cult who had established a religion based on Wally due to a series of events during the episode).
4th Dec '16 5:56:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** A literal example of this trope tends to happen to Commander Vimes, as his version involves seeing the GrimReaper himself, who on one occasion notes that Vimes having a near-death means that he has to undergo a "near-Vimes experience". The Grim Reaper in Discworld is GenreSavvy enough to see Vimes's PlotArmor and [[BadAss acknowledges him for it.]]

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** A literal example of this trope tends to happen to Commander Vimes, as his version involves seeing the GrimReaper himself, who on one occasion notes that Vimes having a near-death means that he has to undergo a "near-Vimes experience". The Grim Reaper in Discworld is GenreSavvy enough to see Vimes's PlotArmor and [[BadAss acknowledges him for it.]]
2nd Dec '16 7:15:51 AM Kitch
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** In the third episode of Sun & Moon, Meowth got hexed so badly trying to peek under Mimikyu's outfit, that he suffered a near-death experience. He walked down a tunnel, then [[GoIntoTheLight ran toward a light]], and found a Glaceon, Gardevoir, and a Lopunny calling for him. But those were really projections by Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar. Then everything disappeared, and he fell into an abyss. At this point, Jessie and James dumped buckets of water on him, reviving him.
29th Oct '16 7:18:22 PM Fireblood
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* Many organized religions take near-death experiences very seriously as proof of their doctrine. Others may shun them or dismiss them as delusions. One thing critics point out is that the [=NDE=]s are contradictory in terms of religious imagery (e.g. people see imagery reflective of their religion or what is dominant where they live) so claming this as proof of any one religion would be problematic at best.

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* Many organized religions take near-death experiences very seriously as proof of their doctrine. Others may shun them or dismiss them as delusions. One thing critics point out is that the [=NDE=]s are contradictory in terms of religious imagery (e.g. people see imagery reflective of their religion or what is dominant where they live) so claming claiming this as proof of any one religion would be problematic at best. best.
* See [[http://infidels.org/library/modern/keith_augustine/HNDEs.html here]] for an overall critique.
29th Oct '16 7:16:36 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheFall'': Spector appears to undergo one after being shot.



* Many organized religions take near-death experiences very seriously as proof of their doctrine. Others may shun them or dismiss them as delusions. One thing critics point out is that the NDEs are contradictory in terms of religious imagery (e.g. people see imagery reflective of their religion or what is dominant where they live) so claming this as proof of any one religion would be problematic at best.

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* Many organized religions take near-death experiences very seriously as proof of their doctrine. Others may shun them or dismiss them as delusions. One thing critics point out is that the NDEs [=NDE=]s are contradictory in terms of religious imagery (e.g. people see imagery reflective of their religion or what is dominant where they live) so claming this as proof of any one religion would be problematic at best.
26th Aug '16 5:41:06 PM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer'' takes a [[ScareEmStraight class of juvenile delinquents]] to speak to a former hitman about his near-death experience. Later Mickey Kostmeyer scoffs at the idea and asks [=McCall=] if he saw anything on an occasion when he flatlined after getting shot in Africa. The episode ends on [=McCall=]'s silent expression.

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* In "Sea of Fire", ''Series/TheEqualizer'' takes a [[ScareEmStraight class of juvenile delinquents]] to speak to a former hitman about his near-death experience. Later experience where he allegedly spent a brief moment in Hell (the sea of fire in the title). At the end of the episode Mickey Kostmeyer scoffs at the idea and asks [=McCall=] if he saw anything on an occasion when he flatlined after getting shot in Africa. The episode ends on [=McCall=]'s silent expression.
14th Aug '16 7:24:34 PM PaulA
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* The eponymous ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Curse of Chalion]]'' can only be broken by a man "willing to lay down his life three times for the House of Chalion." This leaves poor Cazaril getting just-barely-not-killed twice (once in the backstory and [[TakingYouWithMe once performing death magic]]) so his soul is open enough on the third death that the gods can unmake the curse through him. Yes, he had to ''practice dying''. Strictly speaking only the third time is a real NearDeathExperience, where he gets a full glimpse of the gods' realm and the Lady of Spring gives him the choice whether to return to life or not.

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* The In ''Literature/TheCurseOfChalion'', the eponymous ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Curse of Chalion]]'' can only be broken by a man "willing to lay down his life three times for the House of Chalion." This leaves poor Cazaril getting just-barely-not-killed twice (once in the backstory and [[TakingYouWithMe once performing death magic]]) so his soul is open enough on the third death that the gods can unmake the curse through him. Yes, he had to ''practice dying''. Strictly speaking only the third time is a real NearDeathExperience, where he gets a full glimpse of the gods' realm and the Lady of Spring gives him the choice whether to return to life or not.
7th Aug '16 12:59:11 PM Nerrin
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* The eponymous ''[[Literature/{{Chalion}} Curse of Chalion]]'' can only be broken by a man "willing to lay down his life three times for the House of Chalion." This leaves poor Cazaril getting just-barely-not-killed twice (once in the backstory and [[TakingYouWithMe once performing death magic]]) so his soul is open enough on the third death that the gods can unmake the curse through him. Yes, he had to ''practice dying''. Strictly speaking only the third time is a real NearDeathExperience, where he gets a full glimpse of the gods' realm and the Lady of Spring gives him the choice whether to return to life or not.
19th Jul '16 9:08:44 PM Angeldeb82
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A character almost dies, but is given a chance to or is forced to return. Often overlaps with ItIsNotYourTime. Sometimes overlaps with NearDeathClairvoyance. If the near-death is a near-suicide, may overlap with WonderfulLife. To some extent TruthInTelevision, and heavily overlaps with DoNotFearTheReaper.

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A character almost dies, but is given a chance to or is forced to return. Often overlaps with ItIsNotYourTime. Sometimes overlaps with NearDeathClairvoyance. If the near-death is a near-suicide, may overlap with WonderfulLife. ItsAWonderfulPlot. To some extent TruthInTelevision, and heavily overlaps with DoNotFearTheReaper.
DontFearTheReaper.
4th Jul '16 5:44:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* A rather strange example occurs in ''[[TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness Ghost Hunter]]''. [[spoiler:Torak actually does ''die'', but whilst he's confusedly and aimlessly wandering around on the Mountain of Ghosts, Wolf comes and guides him back into his body.]]

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* A rather strange example occurs in ''[[TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAncientDarkness Ghost Hunter]]''. [[spoiler:Torak actually does ''die'', but whilst he's confusedly and aimlessly wandering around on the Mountain of Ghosts, Wolf comes and guides him back into his body.]]
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