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24th May '16 8:01:55 AM Willbyr
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* All of the high school warriors in ''IkkiTousen'' are reincarnations of the main characters in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. A lot of them wound up in [[{{Fanservice}} perky]] girl's bodies, which doesn't seem to affect their bloodthirstiness -- or their names -- in the least. Of course, one wonders why some of the greatest strategists in Chinese history would bother fighting over the control of Japanese high schools in the first place.

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* All of the high school warriors in ''IkkiTousen'' ''Manga/IkkiTousen'' are reincarnations of the main characters in ''RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. A lot of them wound up in [[{{Fanservice}} perky]] girl's bodies, which doesn't seem to affect their bloodthirstiness -- or their names -- in the least. Of course, one wonders why some of the greatest strategists in Chinese history would bother fighting over the control of Japanese high schools in the first place.
19th May '16 9:14:29 PM Ninjabot
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' "The Vault", Finn discovers that the mysterious ghost woman who has been haunting him was [[spoiler:the guilt from when his own past life, a female mercenary named Shoko, befriended and betrayed Princess Bubblegum]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
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"The Vault", Finn discovers that the mysterious ghost woman who has been haunting him was [[spoiler:the guilt from when his own past life, a female mercenary named Shoko, befriended and betrayed Princess Bubblegum]].Bubblegum]].
** In "Elementals", Pim reveals that she, [[spoiler: Princess Bubblegum, Flame Princess and Slime Princess]] are all reincarnations of the FourElementEnsemble who've been around since life began on the planet.
16th May '16 10:25:49 PM jormis29
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* Though it's difficult to call it reincarnation, even if the self is 100% tje product of the brain and after death there's nothing but [[CessationofExistence oblivion]], there still remains the possibility that in the future another brain (or equivalent) would generate another self. Needless to say, in this case you'd not remember absolutely anything of your past and you could be [[ParanoiaFuel anything but human, as there's no way to know when and/or where that would happen]]. In other words, even from a purely materialist perspective, the particles that make you up are reformed and will become part of another living thing.

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* Though it's difficult to call it reincarnation, even if the self is 100% tje the product of the brain and after death there's nothing but [[CessationofExistence oblivion]], there still remains the possibility that in the future another brain (or equivalent) would generate another self. Needless to say, in this case you'd not remember absolutely anything of your past and you could be [[ParanoiaFuel anything but human, as there's no way to know when and/or where that would happen]]. In other words, even from a purely materialist perspective, the particles that make you up are reformed and will become part of another living thing.
16th May '16 8:11:16 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/HoudiniAndDoyle'': The subject of the second episode where a boy claims to be the reincarnation of a man who was murdered trying to take revenge on the woman who killed him. [[spoiler: It turns out the boy was the man's illegitimate son and the woman was his biological mother who thought he died in childbirth.]]



* Between ten and twenty percent of Britons with a "traditional" Western religious background (ie. not including Hindus, Buddhists etc.) apparently believe in reincarnation. [[note]]Source:Walter, T. & Waterhouse, H. (1999) A Very Private Belief[=:=] Reincarnation in Contemporary England. Sociology of Religion 60[=:=] p188[[/note]]

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* Between ten and twenty percent of Britons with a "traditional" Western religious background (ie.(i.e. not including Hindus, Buddhists etc.) apparently believe in reincarnation. [[note]]Source:Walter, T. & Waterhouse, H. (1999) A Very Private Belief[=:=] Reincarnation in Contemporary England. Sociology of Religion 60[=:=] p188[[/note]]



* A very famous instance of alleged reincarnation in the west is a boy named James Leininger, who's maintained that he's the reincarnation of a WWII fighter pilot named James Huston Jr. From a very early age, he could recognize small details in World War II aircraft and had recurring nightmares of being trapped in a cockpit of a plane that was shot down by the Japanese. He's probably one of the most [[http://www.iisis.net/index.php?page=semkiw-reincarnation-james-leininger-carol-bowman&hl=en_us compelling cases of someone believe to be a reincarnation,]] to the point of appearing in mainstream newsmagazine shows whose typical fare is usually not along the lines of religious or spiritual matters. [[http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/07/reincarnation_a.html Skeptics have not been convinced.]].

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* A very famous instance of alleged reincarnation in the west is a boy named James Leininger, who's maintained that he's the reincarnation of a WWII fighter pilot named James Huston Jr. From a very early age, he could recognize small details in World War II aircraft and had recurring nightmares of being trapped in a cockpit of a plane that was shot down by the Japanese. He's probably one of the most [[http://www.iisis.net/index.php?page=semkiw-reincarnation-james-leininger-carol-bowman&hl=en_us compelling cases of someone believe to be a reincarnation,]] to the point of appearing in mainstream newsmagazine news magazine shows whose typical fare is usually not along the lines of religious or spiritual matters. [[http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/07/reincarnation_a.html Skeptics have not been convinced.convinced though.]].



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson Ian Stevenson]]'s entire life work.
* Though it's difficult to call it reincarnation, even if the self is 100% product of the brain and after death there's nothing but [[CessationofExistence oblivion]], still remains the possibility that in the future another brain (or equivalent) would generate another self. Needless to say, in this case you'd not remember absolutely anything of your past and you could be [[ParanoiaFuel anything but human, as there's no way to know when and/or where that would happen]].

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson Ian Stevenson]]'s entire life body of work.
* Though it's difficult to call it reincarnation, even if the self is 100% tje product of the brain and after death there's nothing but [[CessationofExistence oblivion]], there still remains the possibility that in the future another brain (or equivalent) would generate another self. Needless to say, in this case you'd not remember absolutely anything of your past and you could be [[ParanoiaFuel anything but human, as there's no way to know when and/or where that would happen]]. In other words, even from a purely materialist perspective, the particles that make you up are reformed and will become part of another living thing.
9th May '16 4:50:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sometimes referenced by Hindu character Apu in episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In one episode, as he's getting ready to hang himself, he looks at a "reincarnation chart" to see what he'll be in the next life. In a Treehouse of Horror episode parodying ''TheMostDangerousGame'', he dies but immediately reincarnates as a rabbit.

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* Sometimes referenced by Hindu character Apu in episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In one episode, as he's getting ready to hang himself, he looks at a "reincarnation chart" to see what he'll be in the next life. In a Treehouse of Horror episode parodying ''TheMostDangerousGame'', ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'', he dies but immediately reincarnates as a rabbit.
30th Apr '16 10:38:19 PM SSJMagus
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* In ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'', the titular Character and [[TheRival Sasuke]] are revealed, somewhat [[IKnewIt unsurprisingly]], to be this of [[spoiler: the younger and elder sons, respectively, of the Sage of the Six Paths]]. Likewise, [[BigGood Hashirama]] and [[BigBad Madara]] were their previous incarnations.

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* In ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'', the titular Character and [[TheRival Sasuke]] are revealed, somewhat [[IKnewIt unsurprisingly]], to be this of [[spoiler: the younger and elder sons, respectively, of the Sage of the Six Paths]]. Likewise, [[BigGood Hashirama]] and [[BigBad Madara]] were their previous incarnations. Reincarnation works a little differently in the Naruto-verse, though; it's the ''chakra patterns'' of [[spoiler:the Sage's sons]] that they inherited rather than their souls. Which is a very plot-revelant distinction [[spoiler:because it allows Hashirama and Madara to be revived as Edo Tensei zombies while Naruto and Sasuke are still alive]].
11th Apr '16 2:19:12 PM Willbyr
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* Reincarnation is a central theme of the ''SoulBlazer'' trilogy, for the hero and the many creatures he interacts with. [[SoulBlazer Blazer]] is implied to have been reincarnated many times in the service of The Master (Deathtoll calls him a "creature that suffers eternal transmigration of the soul and cannot die"), and [[IllusionOfGaia Will]] and his friends reincarnate and meet each other at the end of his journey. {{Terranigma}}'s Ark has reincarnation play out for him in a horribly depressing way. [[spoiler: He is fated to continue the cycle of death and rebirth; resurrecting one world and destroying the other; himself included, each time switching between Light and Dark. It's said that he has done this countless times in countless lives and will continue to do it countless times again.]]

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* Reincarnation is a central theme of the ''SoulBlazer'' trilogy, for the hero and the many creatures he interacts with. [[SoulBlazer Blazer]] is implied to have been reincarnated many times in the service of The Master (Deathtoll calls him a "creature that suffers eternal transmigration of the soul and cannot die"), and [[IllusionOfGaia Will]] and his friends reincarnate and meet each other at the end of his journey. {{Terranigma}}'s ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'''s Ark has reincarnation play out for him in a horribly depressing way. [[spoiler: He is fated to continue the cycle of death and rebirth; resurrecting one world and destroying the other; himself included, each time switching between Light and Dark. It's said that he has done this countless times in countless lives and will continue to do it countless times again.]]
5th Apr '16 5:29:45 PM Godzillawolf
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* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has an interesting version. [[spoiler:When the G3 universe was created in an attempt to make a utopia, the G1 cast were erased from existence (likely along with others), resulting in the creation of Shadows of Existence (essentially an EmptyShell that is sent to Entropy's realm) while what happened to their Light of Existence (their soul) is unclear. When the G3 World has to be erased, Shadows of Existence begin to fuse with the G3 ponies to form new ponies that live on into the G4 world, effectively making several G4 ponies joint reincarnations of both G3 ponies and G1 ponies, and in some case, G2 ponies (as many G3 ponies were reformated versions of G2 ponies). Twilight is G1 Twilight and G3 Minty, Rainbow Dash is G1 Firefly and G3 Rainbow Dash, Rarity is one of Princess Rarity who is implied to be a reformated G2 Melody, and Pinkie Pie is one of her G3 self, Princess Rarity (having gotten a part of her during the final moments), and G1 Surprise. Most of them are actually descended from their G1 counterparts as well. From RecursiveFanfiction, Sherlock is G3 Story Belle's reincarnation.]]

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* The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' has ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** There's
an interesting version.version of this trope at play. [[spoiler:When the G3 universe was created in an attempt to make a utopia, the G1 cast were erased from existence (likely along with others), resulting in the creation of Shadows of Existence (essentially an EmptyShell that is sent to Entropy's realm) while what happened to their Light of Existence (their soul) is unclear. When the G3 World has to be erased, Shadows of Existence begin to fuse with the G3 ponies to form new ponies that live on into the G4 world, effectively making several G4 ponies joint reincarnations of both G3 ponies and G1 ponies, and in some case, G2 ponies (as many G3 ponies were reformated versions of G2 ponies). Twilight is G1 Twilight and G3 Minty, Rainbow Dash is G1 Firefly and G3 Rainbow Dash, Rarity is one of Princess Rarity who is implied to be a reformated G2 Melody, and Pinkie Pie is one of her G3 self, Princess Rarity (having gotten a part of her during the final moments), and G1 Surprise. Most of them are actually descended from their G1 counterparts as well. From RecursiveFanfiction, Sherlock is G3 Story Belle's reincarnation.]]
** A straighter version is [[spoiler:Chrysalis' death. She dies from her wounds after the FinalBattle with Cadence, but due to ThePowerOfLove, what little good she had in her is reborn as an innocent zebralicorn filly while all her evil is annihilated from her soul, giving her soul a second chance.
]]
3rd Apr '16 6:03:10 PM Aiguille
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* In ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou'', reincarnation is a normal thing for souls, and usually happens on its own. There are a couple of notable examples, though: [[spoiler:Suzanna Julia, Conrad's LostLenore, was a soul deliberately refined through the ages to become the one who would defeat Soushu once and for all in the end. She gave up her life to be reincarnated as Yuuri, the main protagonist.]] In order to facilitate this plan, Shinou's Great Sage agreed to deliberately reincarnate and [[PastLifeMemories keep his memories intact]] throughout the ages, so he could help guide their plan to fruition when the time came. His latest incarnation is [[spoiler:Ken Murata]].

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* In ''LightNovel/KyouKaraMaou'', reincarnation is a normal thing for souls, and usually happens on its own. There are a couple of notable examples, though: [[spoiler:Suzanna Julia, Conrad's LostLenore, TheLostLenore, was a soul deliberately refined through the ages to become the one who would defeat Soushu once and for all in the end. She gave up her life to be reincarnated as Yuuri, the main protagonist.]] In order to facilitate this plan, Shinou's Great Sage agreed to deliberately reincarnate and [[PastLifeMemories keep his memories intact]] throughout the ages, so he could help guide their plan to fruition when the time came. His latest incarnation is [[spoiler:Ken Murata]].
28th Mar '16 9:34:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': It's revealed that Torquemada's soul was so evil, it has been reincarnated many times throughout history in various past villains. These include the original Tomas de Torquemada, Adolf Hitler, Maximilien de Robespierre, the Witchfinder General, and John Chivington.

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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': It's revealed that Torquemada's [[BigBad Torquemada]]'s soul was so evil, it has been reincarnated many times throughout history in various past villains. These include the original Tomas de Torquemada, Adolf Hitler, Maximilien de Robespierre, the Witchfinder General, and John Chivington.
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