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->''"You fought hard and you saved and earned''\\
''But all of it's going to burn''\\
''Back inside your tiny mind''\\
''You know you've rarely been so blind''\\
''Now's your time, burn your mind''\\
''You'll fall apart, you'll fall behind''\\
''Oh no!'' \\
''Oh no!''\\
'''''OHHHH''' NO!''\\
''You're gonna burn..."''
-->-- '''The Crazy World of Arthur Brown''', "Fire"

Being Dragged Off to Hell (or if being clever, Descending to a Lower Plane of Existence) is a common villain fate, especially for those who previously made a DealWithTheDevil. In an inversion of AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, they are dragged off screaming by some kind of eldritch force (generally in the form of a bunch of arms reaching out for them), leaving no body behind.

Like AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, it is not irreversible. See EscapedFromHell and RescuedFromTheUnderworld.

'''Since this is a {{death trope|s}}, it will include some spoilers.'''



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* This is the fate of pretty much any Apostle that dies in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. We see two examples in the course of the manga: [[spoiler:the Count after he refuses to sacrifice his daughter to save his life and be reborn, and Wyald after Zodd rips him in half for trying to kill Griffith before the Eclipse]].
** It's also the inevitable fate of everyone who [[spoiler:gets branded for sacrifice (no exceptions), gets killed by an apostle or was unwittingly working for one (lots of people) or is filled with hatred at the moment of their death (life in Midland is cruel, so even more candidates available).]] As you can imagine, Hell is a really crowded place in this universe, and [[EasyRoadToHell it's ridiculously easy to end up there]]...at least, if you get "lucky", you have a chance to "merely" become a restless spirit that haunts the area in which it died.
* This happens to one Hollow (or specifically, the soul of the serial killer that turned into said Hollow Shrieker) in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. When most Hollows are killed they evaporate and go to the Soul Society, having been purified and allowed to continue in the cycle of reincarnation between the two worlds. In Shrieker's case, the gates of Hell appeared behind him and a giant arm impaled him on a sword and dragged him through. This is what happens to any human who committed grave sins of their own free will in life, as opposed to after transformation into a Hollow.
** In the fourth movie, this happens to ''Ichigo's younger sister Yuzu''. Ichigo and some of his friends have to ''literally'' go to Hell to rescue her. [[spoiler:At the end of the movie, the main villain gets dragged off ''even deeper'' to Hell when he already is.]]
* At the end of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', [[spoiler:Father, the BigBad]] is dragged screaming into the GateOfTruth and receives an IronicHell. By extension, this is the fate of any alchemist who attempts to resurrect the dead, although after being taken, they are sent back alive (minus an organ or limb).
** If you consider the "In Memorium" omakes to be canon, then Shou Tucker's fate is ultimately this (since we see Nina and Alexander in Heaven, while he's being engulfed by flames below). Given that no other villain save Father receives such a fate, this says a lot about Tucker.
* This happens to [[spoiler:Shiva]] in ''[[AudioPlay/SaintBeast Saint Beast: Seijuu Kourin Hen]]''.
* In Part 4 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', there is an alley in the town of Morioh inhabited by the ghost of Reimi Sugimoto, victim of serial killer Yoshikage Kira. The only way to proceed safely through the alley is to turn after walking twenty feet, and to not look back: otherwise, the hands of a hundred ghosts will drag you to the afterlife ''[[{{Gorn}} in pieces]]''. Koichi was barely saved by Rohan wiping his memory of looking behind. [[spoiler: Yoshikage Kira is not so lucky and this is how he's ultimately defeated.]]
** In a more literal sense, but using the same alleyway, Rohan Kishibe gets rid of [[spoiler: Cheap Trick]] by tricking him into looking behind. To add insult to injury, he uses Heaven's Door (whose power forces victims to obey anything written on them) to write "I'm going to Hell" on him as he's dragged off (though Rohan notes he's not sure if Hell actually exists or not).
* This is essentially the premise of ''Anime/HellGirl''. By entering into a contract with Ai Enma, those who use Hell Correspondence can have those who have grievously wronged them (or as evidenced in later arcs, just pissed them off) sent to Hell, with the price being their own damnation upon death.
* Losing a Anime/{{Bakugan}} Brawl when a Doom Card is in play automatically results in being sucked into the Doom Dimension for the unlucky Bakugan that loses, which is pretty much the Bakugan Hell. Thankfully, the Brawlers win a bet that allows all the Bakugan sent there to be set free after being sent there themselves. According to WordOfGod, this happened to [[BigBad Naga]] when he was defeated, though we don't see it.
* The Gehenna Gate in ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' contains a bunch of figures and resembles a ball pit. Should anyone go into the gate, the figures latch on and drag them down; a fate the protagonist narrowly avoids.
* This happed to ''all'' the Dark Signers in ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' after losing to the Signers, even the ones who didn't deserve it, although it was a subversion in that there was no screaming or flashy display involved; they simply turned to dust. [[spoiler:Fortunately, all of them except the two Goodwin brothers were revived later, [[EasilyForgiven given another chance]] by the Crimson Dragon.]]
* In the original ''Anime/YuGiOh'' anime, Dark Bakura does this to Ghost Kotsuzuka, Takaido, and Satake. After Kotsuzuka loses a Game of Darkness in which the loser would die, Kotsuzuka is dragged into the ground by an unknown force, along with Takaido and Satake, into {{hell}} (in the dub, he sends them to the Shadow Realm). The original scene from the manga had Dark Bakura simply kill Kotsuzuka, which was a bit more gruesome, although not as severe.
* Rare heroic example in Manga/HellTeacherNube: [[spoiler:This is what happened to Minako-sensei after she pulled an HeroicSacrifice for a young Nube. Years later, when Nube finds out about this, he's forced to fuse both her soul and the demon that killed her (Baki) [[SealedEvilInACan inside one of his hands]].]]
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', whenever the eyes the Soul Piper spirit are fully open, it drags the spirits of children into hell. This was almost the fate of Mayu, the spirit of a little girl who died in a fire.
** In the third movie, BigBad Sounga opens a gateway to hell intending to suck everyone on Earth into it. [[spoiler: This is foiled when he is killed by Inuyasha and Sesshomaru, and his lifeless body falls into hell before the portal closes)]]
** In The Final Act, the technique Meido Zangetsuha can, when complete, suck an enemy straight into hell, condemning them to eternal damnation. The first significant use of this is when Sesshomaru uses it on the demon Shishinki.
*** A less fatal instance happens when a Hell Hound swallows [[spoiler: Rin and Kohaku]] and goes through a Meido into the underworld. [[spoiler: Kohaku]] survives the trip due to [[spoiler: the Jewel Shard in his back]], while the trip kills [[spoiler: Rin, who is saved from being sucked into the deepest depths of hell for damnation, and later revived. Sesshomaru gets Kohaku out as well.]]
*** The attack is also quite notably used on [[spoiler: Naraku]], but his soul is able to escape damnation.

* Depending on your interpretation, this may be the final fate of the eponymous ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark'', as he's dragged into "the light", screaming out to God to save him. Given Dave Sim's....peculiar...religious views and how they influenced the latter third of the comic, this certainly seems to fit the trope, but Sim threw a monkey wrench into things by saying in his notes for the last issue that Cerebus may have actually been going to Heaven and was just panicking needlessly at the last second.
* Anton Arcane's most despicable act in ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' is condemning [[spoiler:his own niece Abby]], who didn't even come ''close'' to deserving it, to this horrible fate. Swamp Thing manages to rescue [[spoiler:her]] soon after though, and they escape from hell.
* The villains in the ComicBook/{{Tintin}} story ''The Broken Ear'' are dragged off to hell after drowning. Notable for being the only depiction of a bad afterlife in the entire series.
* The final fate of Palpatine in ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire''. Having cheated death by {{Body Surf}}ing, he is finally defeated when the Force Ghost of a Jedi grabs his spirit and departs for the afterlife.
* A more mundane variant in ''{{ComicBook/BPRD}}'' in that there's no dimensional transfer, but after Katha-Hem is destroyed [[spoiler: Pope]] is dragged off by the frogs, servants of the [[EldritchAbomination Ogdru-Hem]]. When he's next seen he no longer has any desire but to serve them, and may no longer be human.
* In the ''ComicBook/StanleyAndHisMonster'' revival mini-series, the Monster got dragged down to Hell... by an '''[[ItMakesSenseInContext angel]]'''. Naturally, Stanley (an ordinary 5-year-old boy) goes to get his best friend back.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': At the end of "The Wilderness Days", arch-villain Judge Death is thrown into Hell by an ascended man who pursued him for weeks to get justice for his dead family. The angel opens a portal to Hell and Death is dragged off by the souls of the billions of people he had murdered.
* Gargamel gets dragged off to hell by Beelzebub to fulfill his end of the DealWithTheDevil in ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' comic book story "Sagratamabarb".
* In ''{{Comicbook/Hellboy}}: The Sound and the Fury'', after being defeated by Hellboy, Nimue is dragged down to Hell by the ghosts of the five hundred witches who drowned themselves rather than witness her return.
* The ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' story ''Gothic'' by Creator/GrantMorrison has this happen to serial killer Mr Whisper, in reality the centuries-old corrupt monk Manfred of Austria. Having sold his soul to Satan in the 16th century, Manfred had been given 300 years of immortal life, which is about to run out. Batman foils his plan (which involves killing the population of Gotham with a super virus and harvest their souls to offer Satan in return for his own) at the last minute, but Manfred escapes... only to find ''someone'' waiting for him back in his hotel room.
--> '''Satan''': You have sought to cheat me, and so, your last day is forfeit. Come with me, and ''die forever!!''
--> '''Manfred''': [[BigNo NOOOOOOOO!!!!]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** Havoc, being the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Hell/Tartarus, is capable of doing this by [[SwallowedWhole swallowing a condemned soul whole.]]
** When Havoc isn't the one to do it, there have been occasions when another deity has done this. In the case of the [[EnfantTerrible Nameless Filly]] who killed Cupid (dooming untold numbers of innocents to being [[RetGone erased from existence]] and felt no remorse at all for it), Venus personally threw her soul into Havoc at the end of her RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
** Various versions of Fluttercruel have had some version of this trope attempted on them (either to Oblivion or Tartarus, depending on how evil they were), but none have actually succeeded.
* In the ''WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyMeets'' CrossOver series, [[spoiler: Princess Luna saves Applebloom from The Elm Street Slasher [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]], by ''impaling him with her horn and throwing him back into hell''.]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', this is the fate of Lord Barkis Bittern after the dead learn it was he who murdered Emily. It should be noted that they waited until he drank the poisoned wine meant for Victor before dragging him off to the land of the dead.
--> '''Miss Plumm (Ominously):''' New arrival...
* Dr. Facilier's fate in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' is being dragged off by his "friends on the other side" after Tiana destroys the voodoo charm, triggering a YouHaveFailedMe scenario. [[note]]Contrary to what some believe, however, Facilier is not taken specifically to Hell, as the Loa are not demons, nor do they have any relation to the Christian concept of Hell. Not that it makes the scene any better.[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'': Subverted. At the climax, as Charlie is saying his last goodbye, a huge demonic dragon (implied to be the Devil himself) comes to drag his soul to hell (since he gave up his place in heaven to return to Earth) but thankfully for him, Anabelle comes to take him back to heaven because he'd died in a HeroicSacrifice.
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven2'':
** Carface, the bulldog antagonist, made a pact with the demonic BigBad Red (who is, of course, [[CatsAreMean a cat]]). At the end, he gets dragged to hell with the revelation that he sold his soul - thinking that all he was selling was the soles of his shoes.
** This was also Red's fate, after Charlie defeats him and frees his captives. Charlie claims 'his boss yanked his chain', implying the Devil himself was responsible.
** Red's [[EvilPlan plan]] was this [[UpToEleven up to eleven]]. He was going to use the [[MacGuffin Horn of Gabriel]] to extract all dog souls from heaven and imprison them in hell, possibly damning EVERY dog in the world.
* Happens to Hades, the King of the Dead, at the end of ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', by his own subjects no less, when Hercules punches him into the Well of Souls.
* At the end of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', Frollo gets weighed down into a sea of molten lead at the bottom of the Notre Dame cathedral by a sinister-looking gargoyle (which seems to come alive), which is quite symbolic of this trope in a movie crammed full of religious symbolism. His last words (where he [[{{Hypocrite}} quotes directly]] from ''Literature/TheBible'' no less) make it even better.
-->'''Frollo:''' And he shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit!

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/DragMeToHell'' has it right there in the title. Those who piss off Sylvia Ganush get a GypsyCurse placed upon them that involves being tormented for three days and nights by a demon known as the Lamia, after which they are forcibly dragged into the depths of Hell. This happens to a little kid in the opening of the movie, and the bulk of the movie has protagonist Christine getting the curse put on her and doing all she can to try and break it so that she doesn't suffer this fate. [[spoiler:She fails, and is ultimately dragged to Hell in the final scene]].
* ''Film/{{Ghost}}'': When both of Sam Wheat's murderers are killed (the hitman who carried on the crime [[spoiler: and the "friend" who ordered the hit itself]]), a group of small shadowy creatures appear from the shadows themselves and drag their spirits to the underworld.
* As promised by the title, the end of ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' shows Jason getting pulled down into Hell after he is stabbed with a certain magical dagger. This course of action leaves only his trademark hockey mask behind, which then dragged down by [[spoiler:[[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]]].
* The fate of the two serial killers turned serial ghosts Patricia Bradley and Johnny Bartlett in ''Film/TheFrighteners'', as they are carried off screaming to Hell from the gates of Heaven in the mouth of a horrific-looking demon worm monstrosity. As Cyrus quips in the aftermath of this event:
-->'''Cyrus:''' Ah, the good ol' express bus to Hell. No lines, no wait!
* Happens to Creator/AdamWest's chracter in ''Film/ZombieNightmare''.
-->'''Crow:''' ''(thoroughly impressed)'' '''''WOW!''''' So Hell's right there!\\
'''Servo:''' Yeah. That's why you should call before you dig.
* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'':
** [[PlayingWithATrope Partly done]] to Imhotep in ''Film/TheMummy1999''. In this instance, the part dragged to the Underworld is the spirit that granted him his immortality, making his body mortal.
** Happens to Imhotep again in ''Film/TheMummyReturns'', after his DespairEventHorizon.
** The fate of the Emperor in ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''.
* Satan shows up in person to drag John Constantine to Hell in ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' for his two suicides. [[spoiler:However, as his second suicide not only helped save the world, by calling Satan to collect his soul John gets him to deal with an usurper, John asked for the soul of the sister of a friend who was trapped in hell to be free. This selfless act redeems John and he ends up getting dragged off to ''Heaven''; the best Satan can do is to heal Constantine's cancer, dragging him back to Earth. Only in order to give him another chance to screw up, but it's Satan, after all]].
* This is the ultimate fate of [[TheButlerDidIt Ramsley]] in ''Film/TheHauntedMansion''. [[{{Irony}} Ironically, he's dragged to Hell after he tells everyone else that]] ''[[{{Irony}} they]]'' [[{{Irony}} can go to Hell.]]
* ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny'' does this twice with [[spoiler:Satan]]: First in a flashback explaining the origins of the Pick of Destiny, and secondly at [[spoiler:the climax of the movie when JB seals Satan back in Hell after breaking his horn]]. In both cases, though, there aren't really any hands - it's an invisible force which does the (very forceful) dragging - though there are pentagram-style portals to the underworld involved.
* Lady van Tassel's eventual fate with the Hessian whom she cursed to make her servant of revenge at the end of ''Film/SleepyHollow''.
* Happens to the villains of the ''Film/{{Supergirl}}'' movie.
* In the Syfy flick ''Rock Monster'', the animated stone giant drops through a magma-filled crack in the earth, and it grabs its villainous conjurer and pulls him down with it. It's strongly implied that they wind up in Hell, not just underground.
* In ''Redhead behind the Looking Glass'', the villan suffers this fate when the heroine's mother (whom he had previously used as HostageForMacGuffin) tells him "Oh, go to hell!"... while holding the Wishing Nut in her hand.
* In ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'', the psycho Slick, after being shot by the Hobo, is spiritually carried away to Hell in the charred school bus that he previously incinerated a bunch of little kids in.

[[folder:Folk Lore]]
* Pretty much the norm in the traditional {{Faust}} legend and any DealWithTheDevil story in which a) the human doesn't win, or repent in time, and b) doesn't just go to Hell after death.

* In Literature/TheBible, specifically in the book of Numbers, God has two families dragged alive and screaming down into Sheol for disobeying him.
* In the ''Literature/DragonKnight'' series, this happened to the evil magickian Malvinne after one of his {{deathtrap}}s encroached on the Kingdom of the Dead (which in this setting is an actual place).
* In "The Friar's Tale" in ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'', an evil [[CorruptChurch Summoner]] gets dragged off by a [[NobleDemon friendly]] [[SatanIsGood demon]].
* This is the ultimate fate of the title character in Creator/HPLovecraft's ''Herbert West, Reanimator''.
* In ''Literature/TheEyesOfKidMidas'', the protagonist Kevin casually tells Bertram, the school bully, to go to Hell. Since Kevin is wearing a pair of RealityWarping sunglasses, the ground opens up beneath Bertram and swallows him. [[RhetoricalRequestBlunder Uh...whoops.]]
* In the second ''Literature/BlackLondon'' book, ''Demon Bound'', it's what's supposed to happen, but Jack Winter just sort of willingly goes along to hell after lots of having tried to get out of it already because his DealWithTheDevil deadline is up.
* In ''Literature/TheHollows'' series, if a demon escapes from a summoning circle, it can do whatever it wants to you, up to and including taking you to the demonic underworld.
* In ''Wolfie'' by Theodore Cogswell, this is what [[{{Satan}} Dr. Arsoldi's colleague]] will do to him if ever [[YouHaveFailedMe a murder goes awry]].
* ''Literature/SandmanSlim'' deals with a sorcerer who had this happen to him when he was betrayed by his cabal. The first book opens [[EscapedFromHell just as he gets out]].
* This is the fate The Hunter in the ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy'' is trying to avoid. He actually started out as a Prophet, but since in this setting [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve belief becomes reality,]] getting excommunicated from his own church and slandered as the Antichrist was [[FateWorseThanDeath very, very bad news for him.]] To avoid this fate he made a DealWithTheDevil with "The [[EldritchAbomination Unnamed]]," which would grant him immortality so long as he served them with evil. Then in the second book he [[NiceJobFixingItVillain screwed up by performing a selfless act of good,]] and... well. [[KnightTemplar Damien]] has to go and get him back.
* The fate of both Nicolae Carpathia and Leon Fortunato as they both are pushed by Michael the archangel into the Lake Of Fire in the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''.
* ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: Army of Terror'' has the spectral Kivan wraiths haul off the one responsible for killing them all and turning their world into a GhostPlanet.
* In ''[[Literature/DifferentSeasons Apt Pupil]]'', this is implied to happen to [[spoiler:Dussander]] as he dies.
* ''Literature/TheVoyageOfStBrendan'': When St. Brendan and his monks sail past a volcano, a sinful monk is seized by invisible demons and dragged through the crater into Hell.
* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the sinners in the next-to-last round of the [[CirclesOfHell last circle of Hell]], who [[SacredHospitality betrayed their guests]], get sent there instantly, while [[SinInvitesPossession a demon possesses the sinner's body]] on Earth.
* The DealWithTheDevil story ''Literature/EnochSoames'' has the title character dragged off after Satan grants his wish to see his standing among writers 100 years in the future (it turns out to be nonexistent). This makes for a case of IronicName, since the Biblical Enoch experienced the [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence opposite trope]].
* In ''Literature/TheGolgothaSeries'', Biqa is unwilling to kill Raziel, but also knows that there is no prison in the world capable of holding him. He therefore hands custody of Raziel over to Lucifer, who drags him bodily to hell.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Theon Greyjoy's storyline seems based on these Hell morality plays. [[spoiler:He betrays his foster-brother Robb Stark when the Ironborn, led by his father Balon Greyjoy, attack the North and takes Winterfell, capturing Robb's young brothers Bran and Rickon Stark.]] Theon takes advice from "Reek", a necrophiliac prisoner who helped the deceased Ramsay Snow, [[BastardBastard the Bastard of Bolton]], murder Lady Hornwood, and performs more evil acts under their guidance, [[spoiler:even murdering two boys and passing them of as his foster-brothers, then murdering some of his men to cover this up.]] He finally sends Reek to the Bolton seat, [[IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace the Dreadfort]], to gather additional forces, and a Bolton army destroys the Northmen sent to retake Winterfell. However, Reek [[spoiler:then reveals himself to be Ramsay, betraying Theon, sacking Winterfell, and taking Theon back to the Dreadfort to be tortured, similar to morality plays ending with the lead being DraggedOffToHell. Ironically as a result of his torture, which Theon feels he deserves, Theon comes closer to redeeming himself.]]
* In ''Literature/StarlightAndShadows'', Shakti challenges Liriel to a priestess duel where they summon an avatar of Lolth, to see who truly has the goddess's favor. The avatar sides with Liriel and banishes Shakti to the Abyss. However, Liriel worries that Shakti could eventually return, as Lolth is well known for being capricious in her judgements. [[spoiler:Indeed, impressed by the ruthless cunning Shakti uses to survive in the Abyss, and her continued loyalty to Lolth despite the goddess favoring Liriel over her, Lolth eventually praises Shakti's perseverance and sends her back home with additional power and blessings]].
* ''Literature/TheNightOfWishes'': The fate the main villains are attempting to avoid. [[spoiler: They fail and even get Property of Hell stickers courtesy of the archdemon's representative]].
* Averted in Christopher Stasheff's ''Literature/AWizardInRhyme'': the main villain sold his soul to a major devil in return for earthly power. At the end when he is defeated, the devil literally shows up to take his soul to hell. The afore-mentioned good wizard invokes a spell/prayer (in this world they are very close) and Saint Moncaire appears, banishes the devil and saves the villain's soul. (In the afterword, the author explicitly stated that he wanted to write a fantasy book which reflected the feeling of the people in the Middle Ages that God, Satan, devils and saints regularly interacted with ordinary people (albeit in subtle ways) and that prayers and curses were dangerous things to invoke.)

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* At various points during the second series of ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', the forces of purgatory repeatedly try to drag Annie (not a villain) into the afterlife. [[spoiler:They succeed in the finale.]]
* In the 1970s British TimeTravel show ''Timeslip'' the villain is dragged screaming through a time portal at the end. Whatever's on the other side will probably be pretty hellish for him.
* Almost happens to Spike on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', but avoided by turning Pavayne, the ghost trying to do so, into a human. Pavayne himself, of course, was a necromancer who was seeking to avoid being dragged off to hell by making other people suffer it instead of him; and when Angel [[AndIMustScream trapped him in a box forever]], this was a fate that was different from the hell he was evading but [[FateWorseThanDeath just as bad.]]
* ''Series/TheHauntingHour'': Jake Skinner was bad boy who screwed over his only friend to escape from Death by offering his friend's soul to take his place. However, Death never accepted the trade and demanded his soul instead. Skinner tries to get out of getting his punishment by [[MoralEventHorizon killing his girlfriend and offering her as compensation]]. Fortunately, she survives and Death takes him away forever. The reaper even [[PetTheDog released Skinner's former friend]] after claiming the soul he wanted.
* ''House of Anubis'': Twice in Season 2 and two variations in Season 3. Season 2: After putting on the Mask of Anubis and not realizing that its powers will reject him (as he's not Nina [[TheChosenOne the Paragon]]), [[spoiler:Rufus Zeno is pulled into the air and thrown into the Egyptian underworld (which looks very much like Hell). Senkhara, who because of a weakened state caused by the Osirian ([[spoiler:Eddie]]), has possessed Rufus' body and is thrown in with him at the same time. Season 3: Caroline Denby gets too close to the staff while trying to make sure Eddie and KT fail to lock Ammut back inside the underworld and at that moment, Ammut swoops down and consumes her. Eddie is able to get the key back into the staff though and lock Ammut back into the underworld.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', this is the fate of all who make a DealWithTheDevil. Hellhounds come for them, rip them apart and drag their souls to hell.
* Katherine Pierce, from ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', after having evaded death countless times throughout the series, including when her real body died (after which she hitched a ride in Elena's and took over), Katherine is ''finally'' dead (which, despite her becoming something of an EnsembleDarkhorse early on in the show, [[TheScrappy is a relief at this point given how one-note her character had become]]), and after dropping a [[TheReveal revelation]] on Bonnie, is actually ready to go to the other side. She touches Bonnie, and then... nothing happens. Until a great gust of wind comes from nowhere, and ''something'' grabs Katherine by the ankles and yanks her, screaming and clawing at the floor, into a nameless black abyss. The kicker? Her spirit was ''in a Church'' when this happens.
* In ''Series/TheFlash2014'', [[spoiler:the second season ends with Barry deliberately creating a time remnant of himself to both stop Zoom's DoomsdayDevice and to cause [[ClockRoaches Time Wraiths]] to appear. He rightly assumes that the Wraiths will be more pissed off with Zoom for repeatedly messing with the timeline than Barry, and the Time Wraiths partly [[RapidAging drain Zoom's life force]] and then drag him off into wherever they exist. It's hinted that this happens to all speedsters who mess with the timeline and that the Time Wraiths are all former speedsters themselves]].
* This happens to [[BigBad Queen Bansheera]] at the end of ''Series/PowerRangersLightspeedRescue''; the Rangers [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor and Diabolico]]]] trap her in the Shadow World, populated by the spirits of all the demons who appeared over the series.
* This is the fate of more than one protagonist in the horror anthology ''Series/TalesFromTheDarkside''.

* Allegedly Music/{{Gorillaz}} guitarist Noodle was dragged to Hell when the devil couldn't get hold of Murdoc. It's unclear whether this is actually true, but she definitely went missing for a long time [[spoiler:[[EscapedFromHell and now is back but injured and packing impressive firepower]]]].
* "Fire" by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, with the God of Hellfire dragging some poor sap into Hell.
* Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart made the VillainProtagonist of ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' suffer this fate at the hands of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK1_vm0FMAU Commendatore]] in one of the most famous scenes in all of opera.

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* This has been used as a mind game by Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/{{Kane}} to intimidate their opponents. Undertaker first used this against [[Wrestling/KevinNash Diesel]] after Diesel cost him a shot at the WWE Championship.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* A common plot device in any RPG with a fantastic bent. Some ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' modules have this befalling the BigBad of the story, half the time due to a botched attempt to summon something from the Lower Planes or the Far Realm or some other place of big bad nastiness.
** In 4E, several Warlock powers (such as the epic-level Hurl Through Hell) have this effect. It's (usually) not final for the unfortunate target. But even a drop-by to a local Cthulhu might be unhealthy to the mind. (In game terms, Hurl Through Hell does 10 to 70 points of damage to the victim - usually enough to kill him, but if it doesn't, he is returned to the mortal world, likely scared, but alive. The Warlock casting the spell can use a minor action to delay the victim's return for one combat round, but no more than three times, and using a minor action isn't always easy; it depends on a lot of factors.)
** An Epic Level Spell mentioned in the ''Epic Level Handbook'' called Damnation is far more powerful. This not only sends the victim to Hell, it prevents him from trying to leave for twenty hours (convincing him that he is dead and has been sent to Hell as punishment for a life of sin). Even if he survives by the time the twenty hours expire, he has to find a way to escape on his own. (Naturally, being an Epic Level Spell, this isn't easy to learn, much less cast. It has a Spellcraft DC of 97 which means, as far as Epic Spells go, seriously difficult to learn.)
** There is an incredibly rare and powerful magical item (considered a minor artifact in most editions) called a Talisman of Pure Good which can inflict this fate upon an evil divine spellcaster. However, only the purest and most faithful of ''good'' divine spellcasters can actually use it. There is also a Talisman of Ultimate Evil, a device that does the opposite. (Both these devices can only be used a limited number of times, and if one appears in a module, it usually has two charges - at most - remaining.)
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has this as the backstory of ''any and all'' [[DealWithTheDevil Green Sun Princes]]. Writing the details will necessitate several gallons of BrainBleach, but let's just say that it involves being eaten alive by demons and then having your body reconstituted with the essence of Hell.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has several spells that cause this effect - mostly Chaos (specifically [[TheChessmaster Tzeentchian]] spells) but also some like the Lore of Life spell ''The Dwellers Below'', which has the spirits of nature itself drag victims through the ground to an unknown, but definitely nasty, fate.
** This happens to [[spoiler:Morathi]] and [[spoiler:Caledor]] in the WarhammerTheEndTimes, when the former's meddling in a powerful ritual allows Slaanesh to partially manifest. Taking hold of [[spoiler:Caledor]] who [[TakingYouWithMe grabs her]], pulling them both into the warp.
* The ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' book ''Inferno'' introduces Hell and its metaphysics to the setting. It's perfectly possible to open a gate to Hell... but when it pops open, everyone in the immediate vicinity has to fight not to get dragged in (and if they fail, there's no coming back). It also happens in a metaphysical sense, as everyone who looks on the mouth of Hell has to make a Morality check - not because they did anything wrong, but because [[GoMadFromTheRevelation they stared into the incarnation of all sin]], and that can screw with even saints.

* In pretty much every version of the Don Juan story (including Molina's original, Creator/{{Moliere}}'s ''Dom Juan'', and Mozart's ''Theatre/DonGiovanni''), Juan accepts an invitation from a statue of someone he murdered, the father of one of his conquests, and when the statue returns for him, a portal opens up into Hell and Juan enters.
* Drawing from the folklore about {{Faust}}, Marlowe's ''Theatre/DoctorFaustus'' has this as Faustus' fate.
* Subverted in Goethe's ''[[Theatre/FaustII Faust (Part Two)]]'': When Faust lies dying, Mephistopheles and his devils make ready to collect his soul. However, angels distract Mephistopheles so that Faust's soul can go to Heaven, claiming that Faust has never ceased to strive for good and thus has earned redemption.
* This was the fate of J. Wellington Wells from Gilbert and Sullivan's ''Theatre/TheSorcerer''.
* In the stage musical version of [[Film/MaryPoppins Mary Poppins]], the evil Miss Andrew who replaces Mary and rules tyrannically over the children eventually gets locked into a giant birdcage by her predecessor and sent to hell. Mary got her job back.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* A few fatalities in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' feature this:
** Shinnok in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' has a fatality where a giant skeleton hand emerges from a portal, grabs the victim, squeezes until their head pops off, and then goes back into the portal with the body, leaving the head.
** Scorpion in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'' has a fatality where he disappears into hell, and then drags his victim down through the floor. A few seconds later, their skeleton is thrown back out.
** Scorpion's fatality in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Mortal Kombat Trilogy]]'' had a giant skeletal hand reach out of the ground to drag the opponent below.
** In ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3]]'', Scorpion and his opponent are teleported to hell, in which a bunch of Scorpion clones pop out of the lava to savage the opponent to death.
** In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', Noob Saibot uses this as his basic throwing attack. One of his fatalities has his shadow begin to drag the victim into hell, but as soon as the shadow is below the portal, Noob Saibot closes it off, [[PortalCut cutting the victim in half.]]
** It should be noted that Scorpion's ending in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'', which provides the page image, is actually not an example of this trope, as the "soulnado" he is tossed into is a path to heaven, not hell.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has a nominal example: [[spoiler:Izanami, the TrueFinalBoss]] uses an attack called "Summons to Yomi," instantly killing any character who's at critical health, as well as [[spoiler:Thousand Curses, which she uses on you at the very end of the battle, and which involves the very creepy image of lots of hands dragging the character it's hit by off to...somewhere]].
** [[spoiler:''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' gave an explanation that the attacked dragged the the victims into a LotusEaterMachine where everything they saw was shaped by whatever they wanted to see the most. What we saw of it from Yu, however, makes it look like an IronicHell (especially since Izanami intended this to be an act of compassion feeling that was what humans wanted) since Yu's desire to not leave his friends in Inaba meant what he was experiencing was a GroundHogDayLoop of the day before he left Inaba.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', whenever you finish off a boss, it gets dragged to hell by a bunch of clawing red arms. Also happens to Bayonetta on the game over screen if you choose not to continue.
** [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta 2}} The sequel]] reveals that all Umbra Witches get dragged off to hell when they die, not just Bayonetta. This is proven in full force when a trailer shows ''Jeanne'' getting this treatment.
-->'''Rodin:''' Dead witches get dragged to hell... It is what it is.
** The actual game reveals that while this ''does'' happen to Jeanne, she's being taken as a hostage in this case, requiring Bayonetta to mount an OrpheanRescue.
** This fate is also addressed in her stint in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'', fighting against [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]]. [[spoiler:On the results screen at the end, this is the last we see of her, fruitlessly trying to resist as she's dragged into the Inferno.]]
** As seen in Tag Climax, the inverse happens to [[SpearCounterpart Lumen Sages]] when they die; creepy heavenly hands appear out of a cloud and pull them up into Paradiso. Given that the series runs on LightIsNotGood, and the knowledge on [[HumanSacrifice how angels]] [[HumanResources are made]], their ultimate fate still fits this trope.
** Averted with [[spoiler:Jubileus, who burns up in the sun instead]].
* A variation is used in ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' - there is a high level spell that does it, opening a portal to the Abyss under the target, resulting in him being pulled in by some demons while inflicting serious damage.
** Also happens to [[spoiler: the protagonist himself at the end of the game, unless he imagines himself out of existence.]]
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' - Happens to [[spoiler: Dr. Kaufman]] if he survives to the end of the game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' has this happen with you. No, seriously. You survive and proceed to chew up Hell, though.
* Happens to Nick Virago in ''VideoGame/GrimFandango'' when he tries to ride [[AfterlifeExpress the Number 9 train to heaven]] with a forged ticket. He's not dragged down personally, but the train he's riding is.
* In ''VideoGame/ThemeHospital'', when a patient dies, they either float up to heaven as angels, or the ground opens up beneath them and they sink in a fiery pit.
* According to many fans, this is what [[Franchise/StreetFighter Akuma/Gouki's]] Shun Goku Satsu move does: pulls both him and his victim to the underworld, where they're set upon by demons based on how evil their souls are. In fact, GodNeverSaidThat. %%If you're going to say that WordOfGod said this, link the source.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}: Dark Legacy'', many of the boss fights end with a defeated boss being dragged off by ''something''. The Lich is probably closest to the literal trope.
* Kratos's death at the start of ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII''. He gets better.
** Expect a temporary visit to Tartarus to be a feature of every installment in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries''.
*** It's a well known fact among videogame players that death's revolving door was inaugurated in Tartarus by Hades entirely for Kratos' personal use.
* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro: Dawn of the Dragon'', [[spoiler:[[BigBad Malefor]] meets his demise when he's grabbed by a group of dragon spirits whom are heavily implied to be the souls of his elders, who drag him down screaming into the core of the planet to an unknown but likely horrific and well-deserved fate.]]
* This is what happens to [[BigBad Stauf]] at the end of ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest'' [[spoiler: allowing the final guest, Tad, and his older self, Ego, to presumably [[GoIntoTheLight pass on to the afterlife]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/AmberJourneysBeyond'' Brice, a UFO-obsessed [[StalkerWithACrush gardener with a crush]] on his employer's daughter, gets this once his ghostly self realizes that [[spoiler: he killed her and her parents, and that Brice himself is dead]]. It's pretty damn scary how it happens, too.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsI'', there is a pitch black void called the Abyss that requires a special ring to enter, presumably because of the several hundred foot drop required to enter it. However, if you unequip the ring before defeating the boss your character is horrifyingly dragged into the darkness. You even get a special death screen saying "You were consumed by the Abyss." This element of the ''Souls'' universe lore comes back in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', where [[spoiler:High Lord Wolnir]] is graphically pulled into the Abyss he was desperately crawling out of once you destroy the holy bracelets that helped ward off the Abyss's clutch on him.
* The death animation of the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' series has the Overlord sink into a portal below his feet while his minions blow up all around him.
* The defeat animation in ''VideoGame/{{Pirate101}}'' for the cursed monquistadors combines this with WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath. A fissure appears below them and a large red flaming hand reaches up and grabs them dragging their body into the gap but leaves their soul which has angel wings and a halo and flies off into a patch of clouds that appear.
* The Situation Finish for the Morioh town stage in ''VideoGame/JojosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' is the victim suffering this after looking back in the ghost alleyway.
* When Kusaregado uses his Seppuku in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', he is pulled into Yomi by a group of bloody hands.
* This is the ultimate fate of [[TheDon Mr. Tayama]] in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', [[HoistByHisOwnPetard at the hands of his beloved]] [[MagicalParticleAccelerator Yamato Perpetual Reactor]], at that.
* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamKnight'': In the most epic scene of the entire game, Batman brutally beats Hallucination! Joker inside of his mind while infected by fear gas. After finally giving the clown prince of crime a well-deserved beat down, Batman forcibly drags the Joker into a prison box (with Hell appropriately written on it) to take him away forever. The Joker becomes forgotten forever and Batman finally conquers his fear of him returning.
* ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': Scorpion does this to his opponent if he wins.
** This is the ultimate fate of Superman should he be beaten in the Classic Battle arcade mode. Specifically, he gets dragged into the Phantom Zone and can do nothing but [[AndIMustScream scream]] as he drifts away whilst being trapped there.
* Hisako's stage in ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' features shadowy hands that reach up and grab the opponent if the stage ultra is performed on it. They drag the victim underground... until the victim sprouts back up in an attempt to escape, prompting the victor to smack them back down.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', it's implied that [[spoiler:Come Unto Your Maker, the OneHitKill move of the FinalBoss]], does this to its victim.
* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series' backstory, Wulfharth Ash-King, an ancient King of the Nords who [[EternalHero has died and come back to life]] at least three times, possessed a powerful [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]]. After defeating a troublesome tribe of Orcs, Wulfharth "shouted their chief into Hell". Later, following one of his deaths at the hands of Elves, Wulfharth himself ended up in Hell but was rescued by Kyne, the Old Nordic aspect of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] Kynareth.
* Being a demon-heavy series with a focus on HeavenAndHell, ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' actually features very little dragging of people off into the Burning Hells. Unless you count [[TheQuisling Nihlathak]] from ''VideoGame/DiabloII'''s "Lord of Destruction" expansion, the last Elder of Harrogath who made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with Baal]] to hand over the Relic of the Ancients to him in return for Harrogath's safety, which got him the full Dragged Off To Hell treatment when he was defeated by the player.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', this happens to Gilgamesh at the end of the Unlimited Blade Works route. Since the Grail couldn't find a human vessel to use, it attempted to be born through Gil, as he gained a human body at the end of ''LightNovel/FateZero''. However, since he isn't technically living, he merely dies along with it.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
%%* Seth in ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}''.
%%* Lich in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' this is the penalty for violating the terms of a DealWithTheDevil- for ''either'' party, the bargainer ''or'' the demon. [[spoiler:When the demoness guarding the Orb of Shadowlight offers "one soul for one orb" (and attempts to trick the heroes by giving them [[ExactWords an orb of plain blue stone instead]]) she devours Dies Horribly only to discover that he has ''two'' souls thanks to the one in his EvilHand and the deal is negated, Dies is resurrected and the demoness is [[HoistByHisOwnPetard dragged off to hell, screaming for mercy]].]]
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Gregory's fate. [[spoiler:His stay there changed him tremendously for the better, and he eventually left.]]
* Crosses with YourSoulIsMine with [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', as per the terms of their DealWithTheDevil. Fortunately for them, [[spoiler:it only lasted 20 minutes before they're let go back to their body. Unfortunately for them, it prevented them from interfering during a very crucial moment, and [[ParanoiaFuel they still owe 2 more 'sessions'...]]]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the Robot Devil drags Richard Nixon's head to Robot Hell...because they've got a poker game to get to.
** In his first appearance, the Robot Devil does this to Bender in a very literal way: He appears ominously at the door of the motel Bender was in and proceeds to knock him in the head with his trident. He then proceeds to physically drag the unconscious Bender all the way from the motel to Robot Hell (whose entrance is inside an old carnival ride).
* Happens to The Gentleman Ghost in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', after he loses control over the undead spirits he manipulated into serving him.
* In the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendsOfTreasureIsland'' this happens to [[AdaptationalVillainy Long John Silver]], as he'd failed to keep up his end of the bargain he made with the devil following his death by lava in the first season finale.
* Grim can do this to people in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', but he saves it for people who ''really'' piss him off, like The Boogeyman, proving that, unless you're a really smart little kid, messing with Death is a very, very bad idea. He's occasionally seen doing his job of reaping people, but he says there are a large number of afterlives so it's likely not all of them are taken to Hell.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode "Morty's Mind Blowers", in a {{flashback}} we see a DeathSeeker alien ask Rick to kill him in order for him to die a warrior's death and get to his race's Heaven, but when Morty asks if he has any proof of it he gets cold feet and winds up being hit by a car. They then see his spirit get dragged down by demons while Rick comments "They have a Hell and it does not look good."
* This is Jafar's fate at the end of the ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' / ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' crossover episode.
* While it seemed unlikely that this could ever happen in a cartoon like ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' the ancient dragon Granamyr was able to do just that, if the "Realm of Demons", as he called it, was anything like Hell. He threatened to banish He-Man and Teela there in his first appearance, and in his ''second'' appearance, he proved this was ''not'' a bluff, as he actually did it to an evil dragon. (Long story short, Granamyr is ''not'' someone you mess with.)
* This happens twice in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E26TwilightsKingdomPart2 Twilight's Kingdom Part 2]]'': first, this happens to the princesses Celestia, Luna and Cadance, who are forced into Tartarus by Tirek after having transferred their powers to Twilight Sparkle. Near the end, the Mane Six use their newly earned {{Super Mode}}s to free the princesses and [[SealedEvilInACan put Tirek there in their place]].
** It is worth noting that unlike the princesses, who were sent through a portal, and unlike the first time Tirek was imprisoned when he was sent through the gate, second time around Tirek is ''blasted'' to hell.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Its SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' reveals this to be true for ''Avatar'''s [[spoiler:Admiral Zhao. Contrary to fans' beliefs, the Water Spirit didn't kill Zhao when it dragged him down into the ocean. It sent him to the Fog of Lost Souls, an almost inescapable PsychologicalTormentZone that traps whoever is in it and drives them insane. Zhao's spirit has been wandering the Fog for a good seventy years and has gone completely mad]]. This place is closest thing to hell ever shown in the Avatar 'verse.
* At the climax of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'s'' season 4 finale, a G-rated version of this trope occurs. The spirits of Anacondrai generals return to Ninjago from the Cursed Realm (to which they were banished, and from which there's typically no return) and pick up the BigBad, Master Chen, and ''his entire army'', taking them into the Cursed Realm with them.
* In ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH,'' the ComicBook/GhostRider has a fate much worse than the Penance Stare in store for evildoers who don't repent. As the one who created the Abomination (and in this universe, guess whose gamma bomb it was that created the Hulk in the first place?) it was decided that General Ross (now the Red Hulk) was truly to blame for the Abomination's evil acts, as well as the loss of Bruce Banner's humanity and former life and all the damage he blamed the Hulk for back during his InspectorJavert days. His punishment, if the Ghost Rider had his way? Be bound with unbreakable chains and dragged into what Ross called [[NeverSayDie "the bad place,"]] which looks like your classic FireAndBrimstoneHell, and be fed to the EldritchAbomination at its center. Quite the NightmareFuel episode for a show that's usually lighthearted (despite all the property damage).
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Not literally, but Malachite's fate has definite elements of this, as she is chained and dragged down to the depths of the ocean while trying desperately to escape. [[spoiler:Although it turns out that Jasper ''[[CombatSadomasochist enjoyed]]'' being roughed up by Lapis]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' episode "Who Gives a Buck" has a NightmareSequence where Rocko [[TheSorcerersApprentice chops up his Conglom-O credit card only for it to multiply into thousands]], which pull him from bed and toss him into Hell, or at least [[GoshDangItToHeck the show's equivalent of it]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': This has happened to [[CosmicPlaything Stumpy]] [[TheyKilledKennyAgain more than once]].
** It also happens to Quack Quack in "[[spoiler: Let's Play Hopscotch]]", where Mr. Cat tricks him into thinking that a path to Hell is the way to Heaven.
* At the end of the ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'' episode "Mega-Mall of Horrors!", the bad guy and the entire mall are pulled underground after failing to acquire the souls needed to get out of having his own soul taken. Hell is not explicitly stated to be his destination, but he did distinctly state he sold his soul to the devil, so it's likely where he was headed for.