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3rd Nov '16 4:34:07 PM bt8257
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* Some clinically depressed people don't feel sad, so much as '''''completely''''' numb on the inside.

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* Some clinically depressed people don't feel sad, so much as '''''completely''''' numb '''''completely numb''''' on the inside.
3rd Nov '16 4:33:52 PM bt8257
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* Some clinically depressed people don't feel sad so much as ''completely'' numb on the inside.

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* Some clinically depressed people don't feel sad sad, so much as ''completely'' '''''completely''''' numb on the inside.



* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider the person called Ted Bundy. Or even look Karla Homolka in the eyes.

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* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider the person called Ted Bundy. Or even look Karla Homolka in the eyes.
5th Oct '16 5:07:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* The premise of ''ColdSouls'' is that people can put their souls into storage to be freed from the burden of having a soul, or can even get a soul transplant. When Paul Giamatti first has his soul stored, he feels light and happy but turns into an insouciant {{Jerkass}} who can no longer act.
* The horror movie ''Chiller'' was about a man who is reawakened from cold [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]], but CameBackWrong, and started engaging in evil behavior, including rape. A priest states that this is because he's technically "dead" and his soul is now gone.

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* The premise of ''ColdSouls'' ''Film/ColdSouls'' is that people can put their souls into storage to be freed from the burden of having a soul, or can even get a soul transplant. When Paul Giamatti first has his soul stored, he feels light and happy but turns into an insouciant {{Jerkass}} who can no longer act.
* The horror movie ''Chiller'' ''Film/{{Chiller}}'' was about a man who is reawakened from cold [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]], but CameBackWrong, and started engaging in evil behavior, including rape. A priest states that this is because he's technically "dead" and his soul is now gone.
3rd Oct '16 10:35:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc'': [[spoiler:Solomon Ravne]] doesn't possess a soul, as he's not human but a [[OurHomunculiAreDifferent homunculi]] created by [[spoiler:a FallenAngel]]. This makes it possible for him to sneak up on Michael Magister, whose psychic sensors only work on beings with souls.
21st Aug '16 2:10:42 PM ArthurEld
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* ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' spends his eponymous book trying to regain his soul.

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* ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'' spends his eponymous book trying to regain his soul. He was already cold and calculating before he lost his soul, and getting it back only gave him the tiniest bit of a conscience.
21st Aug '16 11:14:14 AM nombretomado
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* Combined with BeastMan this is what the humanoid fae in ''{{Drowtales}}'' sees the goblin races as due to not having an aura. In practice they are more like {{muggles}} without any technical advantages.

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* Combined with BeastMan this is what the humanoid fae in ''{{Drowtales}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' sees the goblin races as due to not having an aura. In practice they are more like {{muggles}} without any technical advantages.
19th Aug '16 2:17:21 PM fq
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* After ComicBook/{{Morbius}} is killed by ComicBook/{{Blade}}, he is accidentally resurrected as [[CameBackWrong an undead, soulless being]]. He is later brought back to proper life, but is never shown to actually get back his soul. Subverted in that it doesn't really seem to change him at all; he mentions his emotions are numbed somewhat but he is portrayed the way he always was: as a deeply flawed but fundamentally good person and caring doctor. The fact that he's soulless hasn't been mentioned in years and most writers even seem to have forgotten entirely.
6th Aug '16 9:48:27 PM TheCuza
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** Angels and demons also don't have souls, though demons in this universe are similar to ghosts.

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** Angels and demons also don't have souls, though technically demons ''are'' souls, after they've been [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil tortured enough in this universe are similar to ghosts.Hell]].
27th Jul '16 8:35:04 AM YourDoom
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** Lord Voldemort is a lesser example. Because of all the [[SoulJar Horcruxes]] he made, very little of his actual soul remains inside his body, which seems to have been largely responsible for the sociopathic but self-controlled Tom Riddle's degeneration into the AxCrazy Voldemort.

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** Lord Voldemort is a lesser example. Because of all the [[SoulJar Horcruxes]] he made, very little of his actual soul soul[[note]]0.78125%, to be exact.[[/note]] remains inside his body, which seems to have been largely responsible for the sociopathic but self-controlled Tom Riddle's degeneration into the AxCrazy Voldemort.
22nd Jul '16 2:13:47 PM ScotieRw
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When a character loses their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]], they normally become a listless EmptyShell or transform into TheHeartless; the Soulless, however, are active, rational, and still recognizably human in [[GlamourFailure almost]] [[TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf every sense]]. They just lack a soul. The Soulless is motivated by one thing only: getting a soul. Any old soul will do, but frequently they want their own soul back for sentimental reasons. Much like the "DamagedSoul" case of CameBackWrong, problems arise because the character is no longer bound by ethical (and sometimes ''natural'') laws and demonstrates a disturbing LackOfEmpathy (and sometimes a lack of survival instincts). A NiceGuy will [[BewareTheNiceOnes break fingers]], TheCutie will just ''[[BreakTheCutie break]],'' and even the FriendToAllLivingThings will rampage through a petting zoo if it brings them closer to their goal. While a soulless character doesn't necessarily become a [[SerialKiller soulless killing machine]], [[SanityMeter sanity]] and [[KarmaMeter humanity]] don't fare very well without one. Even if both of these traits are independent of the soul and don't suffer in its absence, most Soulless characters have a [[TheUnfettered change in worldview that does erode their good nature.]]

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When a character loses their [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]], they normally become a listless EmptyShell or transform into TheHeartless; the Soulless, however, are active, rational, and still recognizably human in [[GlamourFailure almost]] [[TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf every sense]]. They just lack a soul. The Soulless is are often motivated by one thing only: getting a soul. Any old soul will do, but frequently they want their own soul back for sentimental reasons. Much like the "DamagedSoul" case of CameBackWrong, problems arise because the character is no longer bound by ethical (and sometimes ''natural'') laws and demonstrates a disturbing LackOfEmpathy (and sometimes a lack of survival instincts). A NiceGuy will [[BewareTheNiceOnes break fingers]], TheCutie will just ''[[BreakTheCutie break]],'' and even the FriendToAllLivingThings will rampage through a petting zoo if it brings them closer to their goal. While a soulless character doesn't necessarily become a [[SerialKiller soulless killing machine]], [[SanityMeter sanity]] and [[KarmaMeter humanity]] don't fare very well without one. Even if both of these traits are independent of the soul and don't suffer in its absence, most Soulless characters have a [[TheUnfettered change in worldview that does erode their good nature.]]
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