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27th Apr '16 2:37:15 PM margdean56
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** Charon ferried the souls of the dead across Styx as long as they could pay him a single obolos coin. Those buried without it were left to wonder the banks of Styx for all eternity.

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** Charon ferried the souls of the dead across Styx as long as they could pay him a single obolos coin. Those buried without it were left to wonder wander the banks of the Styx for all eternity.
27th Apr '16 2:28:33 PM margdean56
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* {{Valkyries}}: A Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} counterpart, who specifically chose those who died an honorable death in combat, picking the warrior from the battlefield and taking him to Valhalla, the warrior's paradise.

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* {{Valkyries}}: A Myth/{{Norse|Mythology}} counterpart, who specifically chose choose those who died an honorable death in combat, picking the warrior from the battlefield and taking him to Valhalla, the warrior's paradise.
24th Mar '16 9:48:39 AM 3dgar01
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* In "Literature/TheZombieKnight" reapers take souls to the next world. Weirdly enough they don't actually know if there even is a next world. However leaving a soul alone will cause it to decay and experience extreme pain so they do it anyway. However some do it because they believe they are destined to.
-->'''Hector:''' Then why, um... why do you bother reaping? If you think youíre just carrying souls into oblivion, then... why not just leave them alone?\\
'''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.
22nd Feb '16 6:09:21 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/ShamanBlues'', Witkacy is a psychopomp for ghosts, as he can lead them into the afterlife.
27th Jan '16 9:00:39 AM Crow7878
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** In the original mythology, hearing the cry of a Banshee meant that someone who heard it was going to die. It wasn't until ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was made that the idea of the cry being anything more then a sign of approaching death took off.

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** In the original mythology, hearing the cry of a Banshee meant that someone who heard it was going to die. It wasn't until ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was made that the idea of the cry being anything more then than a sign of approaching death took off.
7th Dec '15 3:30:38 PM MarkLungo
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* ''TheTwilightZone'' was rife with characters whose duty it was to show the protagonist that he/she was dead in reality, and to guide him/her to the afterlife. Several of them appear on the show's [[Heartwarming/TheTwilightZone Heartwarming]] page.
* [[spoiler:Gene Hunt]] of ''LifeOnMars''

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* ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' was rife with characters whose duty it was to show the protagonist that he/she was dead in reality, and to guide him/her to the afterlife. Several of them appear on the show's [[Heartwarming/TheTwilightZone [[Heartwarming/TheTwilightZone1959 Heartwarming]] page.
* [[spoiler:Gene Hunt]] of ''LifeOnMars''''Series/LifeOnMars''
1st Dec '15 6:00:31 PM StarSword
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* In the ''Literature/DanteValentine'' novels, Necromances interact with a manifestation of the god of death to perform their duties (raising shades of the deceased). In Danny's case it takes the form of the Egyptian god Anubis.
6th Nov '15 4:09:56 PM nombretomado
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* Veitch and Edwards TheQuestion miniseries featured a hitman named "Psychopomp", who specialized in not only killing his victims, but sending their souls to a specially-constructed personal hell.

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* Veitch and Edwards TheQuestion ComicBook/TheQuestion miniseries featured a hitman named "Psychopomp", who specialized in not only killing his victims, but sending their souls to a specially-constructed personal hell.
27th Oct '15 8:10:24 PM Gamecubist
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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}}: ''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.
27th Oct '15 8:09:12 PM Gamecubist
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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'': The Spirit Monks serve the Water Dragon, who is the Shepherd of the Dead. The monks have the duty to deal with restless ghosts, and can bind spirits in order to escort particularily troublesome specimens to Dirge, the gateway to the Underworld. They can also temporarily disperse spirits through [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting applied force]].

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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'': The Spirit Monks serve the Water Dragon, who is the Shepherd of the Dead. The monks have the duty to deal with restless ghosts, and can bind spirits in order to escort particularily particularly troublesome specimens to Dirge, the gateway to the Underworld. They can also temporarily disperse spirits through [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting applied force]].



* While its Pokedex entry in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' ("the antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there") would suggest that it abducts unwilling people, entries in later games suggest Dusknoir actually acts as a ferryman that guides lost souls "home" (into the realm of the dead).

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* While its Dusknoir's Pokedex entry in ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' ("the antenna on its head captures radio waves from the world of spirits that command it to take people there") would suggest that it abducts unwilling people, entries in later games suggest Dusknoir actually acts as a ferryman that guides lost souls "home" (into the realm of the dead).
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