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16th Aug '16 5:43:05 AM Dravencour
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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', all human characters who perish in the series (Apostles especially) end up being sent to the Abyss, a realm consisting of only nightmarish forms and a swirling ocean of writhing souls known as both Heaven and Hell.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', all human characters who perish in the series (Apostles especially) end up being sent to the Abyss, a realm consisting of only nightmarish forms and a swirling ocean of writhing souls known as both Heaven and Hell. Given what generally happens to people there, most readers would describe the place as Hell.
27th Jul '16 12:06:07 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', the Underworld is characterized by strange stars and total lack of water. [[spoiler:Late in the series, it's revealed that it's the result of a botched attempt at {{Immortality}}.]]

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* In Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'', the Underworld is characterized by strange stars and total lack of water. [[spoiler:Late in the series, it's revealed that it's the result of a botched attempt at {{Immortality}}.]]
2nd Jul '16 11:45:43 AM nombretomado
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* Karzahni in ''{{BIONICLE}}'', where Matoran used to be sent to for repairs. Unfortunately, the ruler, also named Karzahni, didn't do a great job, so he sent some the badly repaired Matoran away from their islands or kept them. The Turaga realized Matoran weren't coming back, so they stopped and told stories of Karzahni as a scary place where lazy Matoran were sent to.

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* Karzahni in ''{{BIONICLE}}'', ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'', where Matoran used to be sent to for repairs. Unfortunately, the ruler, also named Karzahni, didn't do a great job, so he sent some the badly repaired Matoran away from their islands or kept them. The Turaga realized Matoran weren't coming back, so they stopped and told stories of Karzahni as a scary place where lazy Matoran were sent to.
30th May '16 4:30:02 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* The Underwhere of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is actually very close to how the Underworld works in Myth/GreekMythology. The dead that you meet there are even called "shades", and they'll tell you about how they [[BreakingTheFourthWall lost their last life to spike pits.]] Aside from being darker, it's really not that bad of a place. (Unless you decide to take [[NightmareFuel a dive into the River Twigz...]])

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* The Underwhere of ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is actually very close to how pretty much one big {{Expy}} of the Underworld works in underworld from Myth/GreekMythology. The dead that you meet there are even It's populated by creatures called "shades", and they'll tell you Shaydes (Shades) who lament about how they [[BreakingTheFourthWall lost their last life to spike pits.]] Aside from being darker, it's really not that bad of [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall "games were ended"]] and ruled by Queen Jaydes (Hades), who acts as a place. (Unless judge for the Shaydes. Other characters include a ferryman named Charold (Charon) who provides you decide to take [[NightmareFuel a dive into safe passage across the River Twigz...]])Twygz (River Styx), a three-headed Chain Chomp named Underchomp (Cerberus) that guards the entrance to the Overthere (Heaven), and three old hags (Fates) who live on the Underwhere Road (Tartarus).
4th May '16 9:41:31 PM Dravencour
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* In the Literature/BookOfGenesis, everyone expects to "go down to Sheol" after death. The phrase suggests that Sheol is conceived of as TheNothingnessAfterDeath instead of some sort of paradise or punishment.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, you have Hel, which like Hades is the realm of a goddess sharing it's name. There is also Niflhel (Misty Hel), where the dead go when they die. Appearently that which is dead may die again.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld See the other wiki]] if you are interested in many more assorted examples (one can't choose ones afterlife carefully enough).

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* In the Literature/BookOfGenesis, everyone expects to "go down to Sheol" after death. The phrase suggests that Sheol is conceived of as TheNothingnessAfterDeath TheNothingAfterDeath instead of some sort of paradise or punishment.
* In Myth/NorseMythology, you have Hel, which like Hades is the realm of a goddess sharing it's its name. There is also Niflhel (Misty Hel), where the dead go when they die. Appearently Apparently that which is dead may die again.
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld See the other wiki]] if you are interested in many more assorted examples (one can't choose ones one's afterlife carefully enough).
2nd May '16 9:59:40 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'' the Underworld is a sort of MundaneAfterlife where the recently dead go to sort out their unfinished business before passing on to their final destination, and it's ruled by Hades, who doesn't like his subjects leaving.



* In the Literature/BookOfGenesis, everyone expects to "go down to Sheol" after death. The phrase suggests that Sheol is conceived of as an Underworld as opposed to a paradise.

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* In the Literature/BookOfGenesis, everyone expects to "go down to Sheol" after death. The phrase suggests that Sheol is conceived of as an Underworld as opposed to a paradise.TheNothingnessAfterDeath instead of some sort of paradise or punishment.
4th Mar '16 12:20:45 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Ryuk informs Light that anyone who uses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] can neither go to Heaven nor to Hell. Eventually, Light figures out that [[spoiler: this applies to ''everyone'', whether they have used a Death Note or have never even seen one.]]

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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Ryuk informs Light that anyone who uses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] can neither go to Heaven nor to Hell. Hell, but rather to a place called "Mu," or [[CessationOfExistence "nothingness."]] Eventually, Light figures out that [[spoiler: this applies to ''everyone'', whether they have used a Death Note or have never even seen one.]]]] In the prequel novel ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'', the narrator [[spoiler: Mello]] hints that rather than being a ''true'' CessationOfExistence, Mu is more of a MundaneAfterlife or simply a generic world of the dead.
4th Mar '16 12:17:47 AM MsChibi
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', Ryuk informs Light that anyone who uses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Death Note]] can neither go to Heaven nor to Hell. Eventually, Light figures out that [[spoiler: this applies to ''everyone'', whether they have used a Death Note or have never even seen one.]]
10th Feb '16 10:46:26 AM DeisTheAlcano
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7th Feb '16 4:29:27 AM Dravencour
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* In Myth/GreekMythology, the Underworld is Hades, the realm of the god of the same name. Depending on their conduct in life, the dead can end up in the Elysian Fields, which are basically paradise, in the Fields of Asphodel, where they just sort of...hang out, or Tartarus, whose inmates are tortured for all eternity for crimes against the gods.

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* In Myth/GreekMythology, the Underworld is Hades, the realm of the god of the same name. Depending on their conduct in life, the dead can end up in the Elysian Fields, which are basically paradise, in the Fields of Asphodel, where they just sort of...hang out, or in Tartarus, whose inmates are tortured for all eternity for crimes against the gods.
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