Created By: VictorZsasz29292 on April 23, 2012 Last Edited By: VictorZsasz29292 on August 13, 2016

Dragged From Heaven

Someone came back from Heaven, now the real world feels like Hell

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A character has died and seen Heaven, but gets brought back to life and has to live with the memories of Heaven that life on Earth cannot measure up to. Contrast Like a Badass out of Hell

Ice Age 2: Scrat (played for laughs) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy (played for drama)
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  • April 24, 2012
    Dragged From Heaven would be better, since there's a ban on trope names that "sound like dialog."
    • Supernatural: When Sam is dragged up from Hell that somehow got his grandfather dragged down from Heaven too.
  • April 24, 2012
    I agree with Dragged From Heaven. Sounds less personal that way.

  • April 24, 2012
    • An arc of Jack ended with a woman brought back from the dead after going to heaven killing herself to go back. With a bit of Fridge Horror once one remembers that every other time someone committed suicide in that comic they went straight to hell.
  • April 24, 2012
    For under the Supernatural example above.

    • Sam and Dean were also sent back from Heaven in "Dark Side of the Moon" after getting there by being shot to death. This time they remembered the experience, but perhaps as a subversion, neither was impressed much with Heaven anyway. Both had more important concerns to address back on earth, and since the angel Zachariah would've tortured them (some more) in Heaven anyway, they were likely happy to be out of there.
  • April 24, 2012
    In Season Six of Buffy, Buffy is resurrected after her Heroic Sacrifice to stop Glory in the finale of Season Five. She is traumatized by the resurrection and is in a deep depression for most of the season, and it's learned later that she was "pulled out of Heaven."
  • April 25, 2012
    Eight Bit Theater had an example that's also an inversion. Black Mage dies and goes to Hell, which he's ruling in under a minute. Unfortunately(?) his soul gets returned to his body, rendering him mortal again. He does not take it well:
    "When I was the Hell King, we feasted on the souls of gluttons. It tasted like murder, marinaded in sin. It was bliss."
  • April 25, 2012
    Somewhere there was a subversion when a character finds Heaven utterly boring with nothing to do and is relieved to return, but I cannot remember where it was.
  • April 25, 2012
    In the French web series Le Donjon De Naheulbeuk, the dwarf dies and goes to dwarf heaven, which includes unlimited beer and gold, and elves that you can punch in the face forever. Unfortunately, his team bring him back from the dead - protesting and dragging his feet.
  • April 25, 2012
    Since this is a trope related to death, are unmarked spoilers going to be allowed?

  • April 29, 2012
    ^^^You might be thinking of Cordelia from Angel who Ascended To A Higher Plane Of Existence and was utterly bored, but since she Came Back Wrong (and evil) it may not have been her who came back.
  • August 13, 2016
    Needs to be better distinguished from Unwanted Revival and Barred From The Afterlife.