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21st Feb '17 8:20:23 AM Kakai
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'''Garovel:'''Because that would be a great cruelty... On its own, a soul will soon decay.Within a day, it will become a confused mass of semi-consciousness. Within two, it will become a prison of raw agony...Ferrying souls is a task we take upon ourselves not because a higher power has ordained us to, but just because itís the right thing to do...And besides, what the fuck else are we gonna do with our time? Itís a good way to relieve boredom.

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'''Garovel:'''Because that would be a great cruelty... On its own, a soul will soon decay. Within a day, it will become a confused mass of semi-consciousness. Within two, it will become a prison of raw agony...Ferrying souls is a task we take upon ourselves not because a higher power has ordained us to, but just because itís the right thing to do... And besides, what the fuck else are we gonna do with our time? Itís a good way to relieve boredom.


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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', people believe in the Hagfishes, a group of spirits or minor deities whose job is to carry souls of the deceased to [[TopGod Noden]].
9th Jan '17 1:10:56 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This is what the shinigami (translated as Soul Reapers in this 'verse) are portrayed as rather than {{Grim Reaper}}s or death gods. When people die, a soul reaper performs a certain act that allows the soul to pass on in peace. (Most of the 'bad guys', especially in early chapters, are souls that were left too long; it just takes a different act for them to move on). The story's events, however, makes them pretty much ThePiratesWhoWontDoAnything.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This is what the shinigami (translated as Soul Reapers in this 'verse) are portrayed as rather than {{Grim Reaper}}s or death gods. When people die, a soul reaper performs a certain act that allows the soul to pass on in peace. (Most of the 'bad guys', especially in early chapters, are souls that were left too long; it just takes a different act for them to move on). The story's events, however, makes them pretty much ThePiratesWhoWontDoAnything.ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything (or, at least, the Reapers that are protagonists).
9th Jan '17 1:10:18 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This is what the shinigami (translated as Soul Reapers in this 'verse) are portrayed as rather than {{Grim Reaper}}s or death gods. When people die, a soul reaper performs a certain act that allows the soul to pass on in peace. (Most of the 'bad guys', especially in early chapters, are souls that were left too long; it just takes a different act for them to move on.)

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This is what the shinigami (translated as Soul Reapers in this 'verse) are portrayed as rather than {{Grim Reaper}}s or death gods. When people die, a soul reaper performs a certain act that allows the soul to pass on in peace. (Most of the 'bad guys', especially in early chapters, are souls that were left too long; it just takes a different act for them to move on.)on). The story's events, however, makes them pretty much ThePiratesWhoWontDoAnything.



%%* The main characters of ''Series/DeadLikeMe''.

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%%* * The main characters of ''Series/DeadLikeMe''.''Series/DeadLikeMe'' are "Reapers", with the responsibility to "pop the soul" of the people who will die and lead them to the afterlife (who manifests as different things for different people, like an amusement park in the sky for a little girl). It is also common courtesy to "pop the soul" ''before'' the death happens (just seconds, though) in order to both avoiding having to go to places like morgues to do so and reduce the trauma the poor dead schmuck will have to endure, to not mention that ''not'' taking someone when he's due will eventually create a bigger, ''nastier'' event in order to BalancingDeathsBooks.
3rd Jan '17 3:55:17 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This is what the shinigami (translated as Soul Reapers in this 'verse) are portrayed as rather than {{Grim Reaper}}s or death gods. When people die, a soul reaper performs a a certain act that allows the soul to pass on in peace.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': This is what the shinigami (translated as Soul Reapers in this 'verse) are portrayed as rather than {{Grim Reaper}}s or death gods. When people die, a soul reaper performs a a certain act that allows the soul to pass on in peace. (Most of the 'bad guys', especially in early chapters, are souls that were left too long; it just takes a different act for them to move on.)
5th Nov '16 1:07:21 AM Mhazard
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* Defiled by {{Jesus}}, he explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching.
--> "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!" Mark 12:27
--> "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Matthew 22:32
--> He is not God of the dead but of the living, for to Him all are alive." Luke 20:38


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** Defiled by {{Jesus}} himself in ''Literature/TheFourGospels'', he explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching.
--> "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!" Mark 12:27
--> "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Matthew 22:32
--> He is not God of the dead but of the living, for to Him all are alive." Luke 20:38
5th Nov '16 1:03:29 AM Mhazard
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* Defiled by {{Jesus}}, he explicitly stated that he isn't the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive. Ultimately, he would [[MassResurrection resurrect the people]] who believed in him and followed his teaching.
--> "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!" Mark 12:27
--> "I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living." Matthew 22:32
--> He is not God of the dead but of the living, for to Him all are alive." Luke 20:38
6th Oct '16 2:13:07 PM forcemajeure
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*In TheRavenCycle, Orphan Girl suspects that she is a psychopomp.
21st Aug '16 4:13:38 PM Gingerkitteh
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Greek for ''conveyors of the soul'' (and a title applied to Hermes), psychopomps are this journey's guides, and they are ''everywhere'' in mythology. Most cultures, ancient or modern, include at least one figure with this function; several have many. They are not necessarily personifications of death or judges of the dead, although many are; they may or may not choose the slain, but all escort their charges to the next world. If more than one appears, they may dispute over who gets the soul, which will determine the destination. Often they act as [[ThresholdGuardians threshold guardian]] figures either to dead souls or to living heroes descending into the underworld. In many cases, it's common for burial rites to include an offering to the guardian of the gates of death. [[LiminalBeing Their ability to cross between the lands of the living and the dead -- they may be the only beings who can -- may make them uncanny even among their kinds.]] [[DontFearTheReaper Still, i In any case, you don't need to fear these guys]].

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Greek for ''conveyors of the soul'' (and a title applied to Hermes), psychopomps are this journey's guides, and they are ''everywhere'' in mythology. Most cultures, ancient or modern, include at least one figure with this function; several have many. They are not necessarily personifications of death or judges of the dead, although many are; they may or may not choose the slain, but all escort their charges to the next world. If more than one appears, they may dispute over who gets the soul, which will determine the destination. Often they act as [[ThresholdGuardians threshold guardian]] figures either to dead souls or to living heroes descending into the underworld. In many cases, it's common for burial rites to include an offering to the guardian of the gates of death. [[LiminalBeing Their ability to cross between the lands of the living and the dead -- they may be the only beings who can -- may make them uncanny even among their kinds.]] [[DontFearTheReaper Still, i In in any case, you don't need to fear these guys]].
19th Aug '16 6:13:28 PM VictorDamazio
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* ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' has one as the main protagonist, Manny Calavera, a Grim Reaper who lives on the land of the dead, and his job is going to the land of the living, bringing dead people to the land of the dead, and sell them tickets to the Ninth Underworld, which is essentialy heaven, Manny is only allowed to go to the Ninth Underworld if he pays his debts for what he done in life, and is working as a reaper to do such, when working as a reaper, he dresses with a robe and carries a schyte, but when he is not picking souls, his job is just like in a real world office.
9th Aug '16 3:53:51 PM nombretomado
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* The main characters of DeadLikeMe.

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* %%* The main characters of DeadLikeMe.''Series/DeadLikeMe''.
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