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25th Mar '18 1:25:49 PM lalalei2001
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* Hinted at in ''Film/Ebenezer1998'', as one of Marlowe's reasons for visiting is to scold Scrooge for breaking his promise to take care of Erica.
21st Feb '18 8:33:53 PM darkemyst
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* ''WebAnimation/MysterySkullsAnimated'': Lewis came back from the dead for vengeance on his former friend turned murderer Arthur and also seems to have lingering attachments to Vivi whose picture with him adorns the inside of his locket. Whether or not he knows or cares that Arthur was possessed when he killed him has not been addressed.
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18th Feb '18 12:12:45 PM Jubileus57
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Mysterium}}'' deals with the ghost of a murdered valet which clings to the old manor he was killed in to help people elucidating his assassination.
20th Dec '17 11:27:14 PM TheGreatConversation
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[[GhostlyGoals The primary reason]] for ghosts to be BarredFromTheAfterlife. They want revenge, their story to be told, or simply to be informed once and for all that they are, in fact, ''dead''. To get rid of the ghosts, the hero or heroine will have to somehow communicate with them and figure out their goal. If the ghost seeks revenge, well, bad news - they may not even know who their murderer was - time for some detective work on the part of the living! Other pieces of business might involve [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye passing on a final message]], or accomplishing a very important task.

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[[GhostlyGoals The primary reason]] for ghosts to be BarredFromTheAfterlife. They want revenge, their story to be told, or simply to be informed a confirmation once and for all that they are, in fact, ''dead''. To get rid of the ghosts, ghost, the hero or heroine will have to somehow communicate with them it and figure out their its goal. If the ghost seeks revenge, well, bad news - they news--they may not even know who their murderer was - time was--time for some detective work on the part of the living! Other pieces of business might involve [[NeverGotToSayGoodbye passing on a final message]], message]] or accomplishing a very important task.


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* The premise of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''. Prince Hamlet of Denmark is contacted by the ghost of his late father, the king, who reveals that he was murdered by Hamlet's EvilUncle and commands Hamlet to take revenge. The ghost has been BarredFromTheAfterlife, or at least from Heaven, because of the sins he was not given time to seek absolution for before his death.
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11th Nov '17 12:20:02 AM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', this concept is introduced to the series in ''Darkest Night''. [[spoiler:Tree can see cats that haven't made it to the afterlife yet, who have some sort of tie to the living and something they have to do yet before they can move on.]]
9th Nov '17 8:01:30 AM WaxingName
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** This is a running theme with several ghosts in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', as many of them are tied down to the world of the living due to some unfinished business they left before their death. For example, the Goron warrior Darmani tried to save his hometown from a blizzard but was killed before he could do so, and the dancer Kamaro died before he passed on his skills to a student. Link can heal their souls with the Song of Healing in exchange for [[MaskOfPower masks]] which hold their abilities.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' has the Hero's Shade, the ghost of a past hero who was unable to pass on because of his regret of not teaching his skills to a worthy successor. As with the previous example, Link can heal his soul, this time by learning his teachings. [[spoiler:For extra {{Irony}}, the Hero's Shade is revealed in ''Literature/HyruleHistoria'' to be the Hero of Time, the same Link who healed all those souls in ''Majora's Mask''.]]
28th Sep '17 11:25:41 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'' novel ''Ground Zero'' features a horde of ghosts made up from an islander tribe who were all accidentally killed in nuclear test by the US government. Their deaths didn't stop them from seeking vengeance, and they are also able to cause miniature nuclear explosions wherever grains of the soil from their former home is sent. Once they destroy another test being done on their now-deserted island, they are able to move on.
17th Sep '17 4:21:07 AM gophergiggles
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* Him not having unfinished business is possibly the reason Tia Dalma is unable to resurrect Governor Swann like she did Captain Barbossa. [[spoiler:The other possible reason, of course, is she simply refused because she didn't ''need'' Swann like she did Barbossa.]]
--> '''Will Turner:''' Is there a way?
--> '''Tia Dalma:''' (Shakes her head) Him at peace.
30th Aug '17 9:54:35 PM Schismatism
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* Maeve Livingstone, the wife to a famous departed actor, stick around for a while after Grahame Coates murders her, on the grounds that she needs to see the whole thing through. [[spoiler: She eventually winds up helping out Charlie and Spider to reach the final confrontation.]]

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* In ''Literature/AnansiBoys'', Maeve Livingstone, the wife to a famous departed actor, stick around for a while after Grahame Coates murders her, on the grounds that she needs to see the whole thing through. [[spoiler: She eventually winds up helping out Charlie and Spider to reach the final confrontation.]]
30th Aug '17 9:54:11 PM Schismatism
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* Maeve Livingstone, the wife to a famous departed actor, stick around for a while after Grahame Coates murders her, on the grounds that she needs to see the whole thing through. [[spoiler: She eventually winds up helping out Charlie and Spider to reach the final confrontation.]]
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