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30th Nov '17 12:03:05 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the souls of the deceased can go to a number of different afterlifes, largely depending on what deities the deceased in question worshiped or swore servitude to in life. These range from a couple types of SpiritWorld to variants of a WarriorHeaven to the [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Planes]] to even {{reincarnation}}. The worshipers of [[EldritchAbomination Sithis]], referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]" and a primordial force representing chaos, join him in the "[[VoidBetweenTheWorlds The Void]]" surrounding creation. Joining Sithis in "The Void" is the ''desired'' afterlife for members of the Dark Brotherhood, an [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] which doubles as a [[ReligionOfEvil cult to Sithis]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the series generally averts it. The souls of the deceased can go to a number of different afterlifes, afterlives, largely depending on what deities the deceased in question worshiped or swore servitude to in life. These range from a couple types of SpiritWorld to variants of a WarriorHeaven to the [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Planes]] to even {{reincarnation}}. {{reincarnation}} via the "Dreamsleeve". There are a few known exceptions, however:
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The worshipers of [[EldritchAbomination Sithis]], referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]" and a primordial force representing chaos, join him in the "[[VoidBetweenTheWorlds The Void]]" surrounding creation. Joining Sithis in "The Void" is the ''desired'' afterlife for members of the Dark Brotherhood, an [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] which doubles as a [[ReligionOfEvil cult to Sithis]].Sithis]].
** Sentient beings who have had their souls trapped end up in in the Soul Cairn, an unaligned plane of Oblivion ruled by the mysterious [[EnergyBeing Ideal Masters]]. It is a barren wasteland the souls are forced to wander for all eternity.
26th Nov '17 8:21:16 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheSeaInside'': That's what Ramon (who is going to kill himself) believes is waiting for him, after Rosa asks him to show her a sign from the grave if there's life after death.
10th Nov '17 1:46:04 AM KizunaTallis
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* Anyone who dies in ''Fanfic/ImmortalitySyndrome'' and is [[CameBackWrong brought back]] claims this. They usually end up deciding that [[spoiler: life is nothing but pain and misery and the best option is to therefore [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone everywhere]] to put and end to the torment of existence.]] However this has proven to be a side effect of being resurrected. [[spoiler: Bubbles is killed at one point and brought back. But it has no effect on her as she feels that there's more to life then misery.]] The sequel. ''Immortality Relapse'', [[spoiler: reveals that this dowry outlook can be countered by Antidote X and bringing the resurrected back to their senses. Showing that the "doom and gloom" outlook might be more of an evil driving force then an out and out decision.]]

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* Anyone who dies in ''Fanfic/ImmortalitySyndrome'' and is [[CameBackWrong brought back]] claims this. They usually end up deciding that [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[StrawNihilist life is nothing but pain and misery misery]] and the best option is to therefore [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone everywhere]] to put and an end to the torment of existence.]] However existence]]. However, this has is proven to be [[ResurrectionSickness a side effect of being resurrected. [[spoiler: Bubbles resurrected]]. [[spoiler:Bubbles is killed at one point and brought back. But back, but it has no little effect on her as she feels knows that [[TheAntiNihilist there's more to life then misery.]] than misery]]]]. The sequel. sequel, ''Immortality Relapse'', [[spoiler: reveals [[spoiler:reveals that this dowry outlook can be countered by using Antidote X and bringing to bring the resurrected back to their senses. Showing senses, implying that the "doom and gloom" outlook they'd gained might be more of an evil driving force then than an out and out decision.]]
28th Oct '17 9:39:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. The Red Priestess Melisandre is shown Beric Dondarrion, a knight-turned-outlaw who has been killed and resurrected six times.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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The Red Priestess Melisandre is shown Beric Dondarrion, a knight-turned-outlaw who has been killed and resurrected six times.
28th Oct '17 9:33:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Season 11 reveals the existence of "the Empty," a void that is implied to be this. In the episode "Form and Void," the Reaper Billie tells Sam that the Reapers are all fairly pissed that the brothers [[spoiler:killed their boss (a.k.a. ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Death himself]]'')]] at the end of the last season, not to mention they've been sick of the two of them repeatedly dying and coming back to life for a good while now, so the next time they die, Billie will personally send their souls to the Empty [[KilledOffForReal to ensure they'll never be able to come back again]].

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Season 11 reveals the existence of "the Empty," a void that is implied to be this. In the episode "Form and Void," the Reaper Billie tells Sam that the Reapers are all fairly pissed that the brothers [[spoiler:killed their boss (a.k.a. ''[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Death himself]]'')]] at the end of the last season, not to mention they've been sick of the two of them repeatedly dying and coming back to life for a good while now, so the next time they die, Billie will personally send their souls to the Empty [[KilledOffForReal to ensure they'll never be able to come back again]]. It's implied that entities without souls (such as angels) go there as well, since in season 13 [[spoiler:the nephilim Jack brings back Castiel from the void after he was previously killed by Lucifer.]]
21st Oct '17 3:14:24 PM nombretomado
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo Bardo state]] in Tibetan {{Buddhism}}.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardo Bardo state]] in Tibetan {{Buddhism}}.{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}}.
10th Oct '17 11:05:29 AM DustSnitch
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A possible explanation for DeathAmnesia, and a possible destiny for those who are BarredFromTheAfterlife.
Compare VoidBetweenTheWorlds. See also WhiteVoidRoom.

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This one of many ways to depict {{Hell}}, since isolation isn't exactly peachy. A possible explanation for DeathAmnesia, and a possible destiny for those who are BarredFromTheAfterlife.
BarredFromTheAfterlife. Compare VoidBetweenTheWorlds. VoidBetweenTheWorlds, another type of empty dimension. See also WhiteVoidRoom.
WhiteVoidRoom, which may be the easiest visual way to depict the Nothingness.



* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' this is how Limbo, the first circle of Hell, is described. An utterly dark land of no pain, no harm... and no hope. All you can hear are the sighs of the virtuous non-christians: trapped because they were virtuous enough to avoid Hell, but since they aren't Catholics they can't go to Heaven (or reach Purgatory and get there eventually). Dante "subverts" this with a city in this wasteland, full of the Light of Human Reason, where all the pre-Christian philosophers and scientists have built a home for themselves. However, while it's nice, it's not Heaven nor can the people there hope to reach it because The Light of Human Reason is not a true substitute for God's divine salvation. Most scholars believe he did this because otherwise, he would have had to send every pre-Christian philosopher to one of the deeper levels.
** ''Inferno'', a book by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle as a 20th century update has the protagonist stuck in his own pocket universe of nothingness after death until he finally breaks down and calls out to God to rescue him.

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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' this is how Limbo, the first circle of Hell, is described. An utterly dark land of no pain, no harm... and no hope. All you can hear are the sighs of the virtuous non-christians: trapped because they were virtuous enough to avoid Hell, but since they aren't Catholics they can't go did not give themselves to God to meet him in Heaven (or reach Purgatory and get there eventually). (whether they have to climb). Dante "subverts" this with downplays the "nothingness" here since there's a city in this wasteland, full of the Light of Human Reason, where all the pre-Christian philosophers and scientists have built a home for themselves. However, while it's nice, it's not Heaven nor can the people there hope to reach it because The Light of Human Reason is not a true substitute for God's divine salvation. Most scholars believe he did this because otherwise, he would have had to send every pre-Christian philosopher to one of the deeper levels.
** ''Inferno'',
salvation.
* ''Literature/{{Inferno}}'',
a book by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle as a 20th century update of Dante, has the protagonist stuck in his own pocket universe of nothingness after death until he finally breaks down and calls out to God to rescue him.



* Most of the colorful depictions of {{Hell}} are (appropriately) WordOfDante in Christian tradition. One theological position is that Hell is in fact this trope. That the suffering of Hell comes from its utter isolation, emptiness and separation from God after glimpsing His incredible glory. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_darkness The Outer Darkness]] for more.

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* Most of the colorful depictions of {{Hell}} are (appropriately) WordOfDante in Christian tradition. One theological position derived from Literature/TheFourGospels is that Hell is in fact this trope. That that the suffering of Hell comes from its utter isolation, emptiness and separation from God after glimpsing His incredible glory. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_darkness The Outer Darkness]] for more.
20th Sep '17 8:49:42 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the souls of the deceased can go to a number of different afterlifes, largely depending on what deities the deceased in question worshiped or swore servitude to in life. These range from a couple types of SpiritWorld to variants of a WarriorHeaven to the [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Planes]] to even {{reincarnation}}. The worshipers of [[EldritchAbomination Sithis]], referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]" and a primordial force representing chaos, join him in the "[[VoidBetweenTheWorlds The Void]]" surrounding creation. Joining Sithis in "The Void" is the ''desired'' afterlife for members of the DarkBrotherhood, an [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] which doubles as a [[ReligionOfEvil cult to Sithis]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the souls of the deceased can go to a number of different afterlifes, largely depending on what deities the deceased in question worshiped or swore servitude to in life. These range from a couple types of SpiritWorld to variants of a WarriorHeaven to the [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Planes]] to even {{reincarnation}}. The worshipers of [[EldritchAbomination Sithis]], referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]" and a primordial force representing chaos, join him in the "[[VoidBetweenTheWorlds The Void]]" surrounding creation. Joining Sithis in "The Void" is the ''desired'' afterlife for members of the DarkBrotherhood, Dark Brotherhood, an [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] which doubles as a [[ReligionOfEvil cult to Sithis]].
20th Sep '17 8:49:18 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the souls of the deceased can go to a number of different afterlifes, largely depending on what deities the deceased in question worshiped or swore servitude to in life. These range from a couple types of SpiritWorld to variants of a WarriorHeaven to the [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Planes]] to even {{reincarnation}}. The worshipers of [[EldritchAbomination Sithis]], referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]" and a primordial force representing chaos, join him in the "[[VoidBetweenTheWorlds The Void]]" surrounding creation.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, the souls of the deceased can go to a number of different afterlifes, largely depending on what deities the deceased in question worshiped or swore servitude to in life. These range from a couple types of SpiritWorld to variants of a WarriorHeaven to the [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Planes]] to even {{reincarnation}}. The worshipers of [[EldritchAbomination Sithis]], referred to as a "[[PowerOfTheVoid great void]]" and a primordial force representing chaos, join him in the "[[VoidBetweenTheWorlds The Void]]" surrounding creation. Joining Sithis in "The Void" is the ''desired'' afterlife for members of the DarkBrotherhood, an [[MurderInc organization of assassins]] which doubles as a [[ReligionOfEvil cult to Sithis]].
14th Sep '17 8:32:24 AM 64SuperNintendo
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