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31st Jul '16 12:48:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/{{Azrael}}'': Apparently, this happened to Jean-Paul Valley after he met his end in the final issue of his comic. His last comment before disapearing from the pages of DCComics forever were "It looks just like the earth." And he was ''smiling.''

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* ''ComicBook/{{Azrael}}'': Apparently, this happened to Jean-Paul Valley after he met his end in the final issue of his comic. His last comment before disapearing from the pages of DCComics Creator/DCComics forever were "It looks just like the earth." And he was ''smiling.''
18th Jul '16 6:23:06 PM WillKeaton
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* In WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged, the deceased Varie describes heaven as what it would be like "if the best orgasm you ever had could last forever." Main character Hitomi finds this description [[VirginityMakesYouStupid less than helpful.]]

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* In WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged, ''WebVideo/VisionOfEscaflowneAbridged,'' the deceased Varie describes heaven as what it would be like "if the best orgasm you ever had could last forever." Main character Hitomi finds this description [[VirginityMakesYouStupid less than helpful.]]
18th Jul '16 6:22:17 PM WillKeaton
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* Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'':

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9th Jul '16 11:02:37 AM nombretomado
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* Taken to the extreme in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', where afterlife is sort of implied to exist (Mata Nui's soul, for example, started drifting off into it before he recovered), but what it is like is never given any details. The writers have their reasons for this: not wanting to touch on iffy subjects, they purposely avoid talking about it.

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* Taken to the extreme in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', where afterlife is sort of implied to exist (Mata Nui's soul, for example, started drifting off into it before he recovered), but what it is like is never given any details. The writers have their reasons for this: not wanting to touch on iffy subjects, they purposely avoid talking about it.
6th Apr '16 2:16:25 AM Dimas28
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' this is called "The Pure World" (life is "The Impure World"), and is brought up mostly in reference to Edo Tensei, the jutsu whereby a dead ninja is brought back to life to serve as an enslaved, zombified summon. The last thing any of the ninja remember is the moment of their death, which seems to be part of the "pure" thing. The Pure World may or may not refer to both Heaven and Hell since Zabuza fully expected to arrive in the latter, though in his case thats probably because of DeathEqualsRedemption.
** This could also imply that there is but one afterlife in the Narutoverse, much like Hades or an eternal purgatory.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' this is called "The Pure World" (life is "The Impure World"), and is brought up mostly in reference to Edo Tensei, Tensei ("Reincarnation in the Impure World"), the jutsu whereby a dead ninja is brought back to life to serve as an enslaved, zombified summon. The last thing any of the ninja remember is the moment of their death, which seems to be part of the "pure" thing. The Pure World may or may not refer to both Heaven and Hell since Zabuza fully expected to arrive in the latter, though in his case thats that's probably because of DeathEqualsRedemption.
** This could also imply Actually, this kind of afterlife is essentially a ThemeParkVersion of a doctrine of the Pure Land Buddhism, which states that whoever dies, even if they're evil, will be taken to ''Sukhavati'' or the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pure_Land_Buddhism#The_Pure_Land "Pure Land"]], home of the ''Amitabha Buddha'' (the kind of Buddha especially venerated in East Asia), from whom they will further learn how to achieve buddhahood. However, if they're evil, there's a chance that they won't be reincarnated as a ''[[RefusingParadise boddhisatva]]'' the next time they reenter the cycle of life, but as a ''preta'' (hungry ghost).
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there is but seems to be more than one afterlife in the Narutoverse other than the Pure Land. There's the rather hazy concept of the Shinigami/Death God, which isn't mentioned often except as part of a certain suicidal jutsu that ends with your and your enemy's souls becoming ''[[FateWorseThanDeath trapped inside its belly for eternity]]''. The Shinigami's entire existence, however, essentially implies that AllMythsAreTrue in the Narutoverse, much like Hades since it's a ''very'' alien concept in both Buddhism or an eternal purgatory.
Shintoism (Japan's most-followed religions) and is [[HijackedByJesus probably borrowed from the concept of the Angel of Death in Christianity]] (the fact that its earliest mention is sometime in the 15th century, the time when Christianity first reached Japan, supports this theory).
10th Mar '16 10:05:57 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos: In the short story from the ''Music/{{Doppelganger}}'' liner notes, the narrator briefly has a vision of Heaven, but declines to describe it in any detail--partly because God forbids him, and partly because his words canít do justice to what he saw.
16th Feb '16 11:46:56 AM erforce
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* In the film ''{{Dogma}}'', the demon Azrael is willing to have the entirety of existence erased in order to avoid having to return to Hell. The DVD has since revealed that Azrael was originally given a much more detailed rant about Hell, and would have proceeded to give Bethany (and the audience) a glimpse of it. However, the sequence was not quite completed, and instead, the following message appears:

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* In the film ''{{Dogma}}'', ''Film/{{Dogma}}'', the demon Azrael is willing to have the entirety of existence erased in order to avoid having to return to Hell. The DVD has since revealed that Azrael was originally given a much more detailed rant about Hell, and would have proceeded to give Bethany (and the audience) a glimpse of it. However, the sequence was not quite completed, and instead, the following message appears:
30th Nov '15 6:27:34 AM 10-13-2
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A show that wants to portray the existence of an afterlife, but wants to avoid something as banal as FluffyCloudHeaven will often describe the afterlife in purposefully vague terms.

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A show that wants to portray the existence of an afterlife, but wants to avoid something as banal as FluffyCloudHeaven - or avoid offending atheists or secularists too much - will often describe the afterlife in purposefully vague terms.



* In ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'' (the original version), the children (who are presumably Christians, but given their parents' intellectualism they could well be agnostics) mention nothing about Heaven after their father dies in an accident. One of them outright says in voiceover that he doesn't know where his father is, but suspects he can still see the children somehow.

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* In ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'' (the original version), the children (who children, who, living sometime before the 1920s (when secularism in American life became a little more common), are presumably Christians, but Christians (but given their parents' intellectualism they could well be agnostics) agnostics), mention nothing about Heaven after their father dies in an accident. One of them outright says in voiceover that he doesn't know where his father is, but suspects he can still see the children somehow.
11th Apr '15 4:17:45 PM Preussak
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*Alien characters in ''Animation/KapitanBomba'' often mention the ''Celestial Beach of Skurwa-ala'' as the place of eternal rest.
3rd Nov '14 11:56:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': In "The Mortal Coil," Whit designs an Imagination Station program that is supposed to be a virtual reality experience of death. It accidentally sends Whit into a coma where he ''really'' ends up on the edge, and we are treated to his experience of Heaven, albeit not nearly as wonderful as the real thing, or so he is told by his dead wife and son. But all we get is a secondhand account of Eugene's virtual experience of Hell: "I've never felt such loneliness or isolation. It was as though I was completely separated from everyone and everything -- completely and thoroughly ''alone''. Non-existent in a dark void of solitude. I was alone, Connie. Utterly alone in a burning blackness, and I've had nothing but nightmares since then..." Whit shelves the program permanently after all this.

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* It's not uncommon for people who have had an out-of-body experience to believe they ventured to Heaven, Hell, or some other version of the afterlife (mostly these reflect cultural views-i.e. Christians see Christian-like heavens, Hindus Hindu-like ones, etc.). Obviously, they were the only people who witnessed their experiences. Many also say they're difficult to put into words.

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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': In "The Mortal Coil," Whit designs an Imagination Station program that is supposed to be a virtual reality experience of death. It accidentally sends Whit into a coma where he ''really'' ends up on the edge, and we are treated to his experience of Heaven, albeit not nearly as wonderful as the real thing, or so he is told by his dead wife and son. But all we get is a secondhand account of Eugene's virtual experience of Hell: "I've never felt such loneliness or isolation. It was as though I was completely separated from everyone and everything -- completely and thoroughly ''alone''. Non-existent in a dark void of solitude. I was alone, Connie. Utterly alone in a burning blackness, and I've had nothing but nightmares since then..." Whit shelves the program permanently after all this.

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* It's not uncommon for people who have had an out-of-body experience to believe they ventured to Heaven, Hell, or some other version of the afterlife (mostly these reflect cultural views-i.e. Christians see Christian-like heavens, Hindus Hindu-like ones, etc.). Obviously, they were the only people who witnessed their experiences. Many also say they're difficult to put into words.

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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': In "The Mortal Coil," Whit designs an Imagination Station program that is supposed to be a virtual reality experience of death. It accidentally sends Whit into a coma where he ''really'' ends up on the edge, and we are treated to his experience of Heaven, albeit not nearly as wonderful as the real thing, or so he is told by his dead wife and son. But all we get is a secondhand account of Eugene's virtual experience of Hell: "I've never felt such loneliness or isolation. It was as though I was completely separated from everyone and everything -- completely and thoroughly ''alone''. Non-existent in a dark void of solitude. I was alone, Connie. Utterly alone in a burning blackness, and I've had nothing but nightmares since then..." Whit shelves the program permanently after all this.








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* It's not uncommon for people who have had an out-of-body experience to believe they ventured to Heaven, Hell, or some other version of the afterlife (mostly these reflect cultural views-i.e. Christians see Christian-like heavens, Hindus Hindu-like ones, etc.). Obviously, they were the only people who witnessed their experiences. Many also say they're difficult to put into words.
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