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** The Irish punk band Dropkick Murphys play an adaptation that replaces Charlie with "UsefulNotes/{{Skinhead|s}} On The MTBA" -- When the conductor asks the skinhead to pay the exit fare, he responds by knocking the conductor out and [[WalkingTheEarth stealing the train]]. A variation of this can be found in Music/TheyMightBeGiants' ''Shoehorn with Teeth'': "He toured the world, with a heavy metal band/But they run out of gas/The plane can never land" which also owes a lot to Chico's speech as an Italian aviator, ending with ''and that's how we flew to America'' in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera''.

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** The Irish punk band Dropkick Murphys play an adaptation that replaces Charlie with "UsefulNotes/{{Skinhead|s}} On The MTBA" MBTA" -- When the conductor asks the skinhead to pay the exit fare, he responds by knocking the conductor out and [[WalkingTheEarth stealing the train]]. A variation of this can be found in Music/TheyMightBeGiants' ''Shoehorn with Teeth'': "He toured the world, with a heavy metal band/But they run out of gas/The plane can never land" which also owes a lot to Chico's speech as an Italian aviator, ending with ''and that's how we flew to America'' in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera''.



** It's also implied that the Wandering Jew is [[Literature/TheBible Cain]] himself.

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** It's also implied that the Wandering Jew Jew's UrExample is [[Literature/TheBible Cain]] himself.Literature/{{Genesis}}'s Cain, with the book of Genesis noting that after murdering Abel, Cain says to God "Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face I shall be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass that every one that findeth me shall slay me" (Gen. 4:14). Afterwards, Cain settled in the now-lost land of Nod, whose name means "wandering exile" in Hebrew. Cain's roaming the earth could also be possibly interpreted as living a nomadic life.


* On an episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Gabrielle gets stuck on the ship of the legendary Cecrops (played by Tony Todd), who is cursed to sail the sea for eternity by Poseidon "until love redeems him." His crew isn't so lucky...they're stuck on the ship until they grow old and die. Cecrops hunts down pirate ships and press-gangs their crews to replenish his own. Xena gets involved, and manages to figure out how to break his curse and get them all off the ship.

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* On an episode of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', Gabrielle gets stuck on the ship of the legendary Cecrops (played by Tony Todd), who is cursed to sail the sea for eternity by Poseidon "until love redeems him." The curse began 300 years earlier when Cecrops ruled that Athena had beaten Poseidon in the contest for Athens. The reason Cecrops has been alive ever since is because of Athena; she sympathized with his situation, so she granted him immortality and gave him the clue to how to break the curse. Of course, being left sailing for 300 years has left him quite bitter and resigned to it all. His crew isn't so lucky...lucky; they're stuck on the ship until they grow old and die.die, and they'll be struck dead if they attempt to abandon ship. Cecrops hunts down pirate ships and press-gangs their crews to replenish his own. Xena gets involved, and manages to figure out how to break his curse and get them all off the ship. When it's all over, viewers see the curse has been passed on to a VillainOfTheWeek that had been pursuing Xena.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ewoks}}'', the Traveling Jindas are a culture of HumanoidAliens cursed by an erratic Force-user known as the Rock Wizard to forever roam Endor; if they stay in one place for too long, boulders propelled by the Rock Wizard's curse animate and begin physically attacking the Jindas, their belongings, and anyone unfortunate enough to be nearby, until the Jindas are compelled to move on. When the Ewoks find the Rock Wizard's missing tooth, he breaks the curse and invites the Jindas to return to their homeland on the plains around his castle again.
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{Warhammer40000'' novel "Legion of the Damned", the titular [[CavalryOfTheDead Legion]]'s only surviving spaceship (a "Star Fort") appears out of nowhere at [[TheCavalryArrivesLate the last minute]] to [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes destroy the Keeler Comet and obliterate the Chaos armada]] while the Legionnaires [[CurbStompBattle wipe out the planetside Chaos crusaders right on the verge of their victory]].]]

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{Warhammer40000'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novel "Legion of the Damned", the titular [[CavalryOfTheDead Legion]]'s only surviving spaceship (a "Star Fort") appears out of nowhere at [[TheCavalryArrivesLate the last minute]] to [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes destroy the Keeler Comet and obliterate the Chaos armada]] while the Legionnaires [[CurbStompBattle wipe out the planetside Chaos crusaders right on the verge of their victory]].]]


* Count Saint Germain allegedly discovered the {{alchem|y}}ical formula for immortality, and still walks the Earth today. This is presented as a blessing rather than a curse.

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* Count Saint Germain allegedly discovered the {{alchem|y}}ical UsefulNotes/{{alchem|y}}ical formula for immortality, and still walks the Earth today. This is presented as a blessing rather than a curse.

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* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': In season 2, Paul Murrane is implied to be the Wandering Jew. He mysteriously appears in numerous times and locations, displays uncanny knowledge of various characters, and speaks about judgment and the afterlife. He bears the name given to the Wandering Jew in the fictional series ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_Writ_by_a_Turkish_Spy Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy]]''.


* ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a rare variation on the Flying Dutchman version of this trope, whereby genuine repentance allows the mariner to escape his fate, with the only requirement that he tell his story to other people to warn them off his path.
** Well, he also still has to move like night from land to land. Repentance just gets him off the ship; it doesn't completely uncurse him.
*** So he's also a Wandering Jew.
*** Actually, he's a slight subversion. Though he is forced to retell his story to other people, he still has a normal lifetime. His curse occurs in his youth and by the time he tells his story, in the poem, he has aged severely.

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* ''Literature/TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is a rare variation on the Flying Dutchman version of this trope, whereby genuine repentance allows the mariner to escape his fate, with the only requirement that he tell his story to other people to warn them off his path.
** Well,
path -- although he also still has to move like night from land to land. Repentance just gets him off the ship; it doesn't completely uncurse him.
*** So he's also a Wandering Jew.
*** Actually, he's
him. In a slight subversion. Though subversion, although he is forced to retell his story to other people, he still has a normal lifetime. His curse occurs in his youth and by the time he tells his story, in the poem, he has aged severely.


** One of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger's purported origins -- [[MultipleChoicePast he has four, and DC will never say which if any of them is the real one]] -- is that he is the Wandering Jew. (The other three also involve him being some kind of FlyingDutchman, but not ''the'' Wandering Jew. Clear?)

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** One of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger's purported origins -- [[MultipleChoicePast he has four, and DC will never say which if any of them is the real one]] -- is that he is the Wandering Jew. (The other three also involve him being some kind of FlyingDutchman, Flying Dutchman, but not ''the'' Wandering Jew. Clear?)



* In Chaucer's ''[[Literature/TheCanterburyTales The Pardoner's Tale]]'', the three rioters are approached by an old man doomed to wander the Earth - he is frustrated that Death has not come for him. One interpretation is that he was the Wandering Jew.

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* In Chaucer's ''[[Literature/TheCanterburyTales The Pardoner's Tale]]'', the three rioters are approached by an old man doomed to wander the Earth - -- he is frustrated that Death has not come for him. One interpretation is that he was the Wandering Jew.



* In "Literature/ATerribleVengeance", by Ukrainian author Creator/NikolaiGogol, a Cossack named Petro [[CainAndAbel murders his brother, Ivan]], and Ivan's young son. When Petro finally dies, God summons the souls of both brothers together and commands Ivan to choose his brother's punishment. Ivan decides that Petro should be sealed under the mountains and forced to gnaw at his own bones; once he has been punished sufficiently, he will rise up from the earth for a climactic brother-to-brother throw down. God, displeased, decrees Ivan will not be allowed to enter the Kingdom of Heaven either until their final duel. Ivan - with his son tied behind him - is forced to wander eternally on horseback, waiting for Petro's punishment to be completed.

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* In "Literature/ATerribleVengeance", by Ukrainian author Creator/NikolaiGogol, a Cossack named Petro [[CainAndAbel murders his brother, Ivan]], and Ivan's young son. When Petro finally dies, God summons the souls of both brothers together and commands Ivan to choose his brother's punishment. Ivan decides that Petro should be sealed under the mountains and forced to gnaw at his own bones; once he has been punished sufficiently, he will rise up from the earth for a climactic brother-to-brother throw down. God, displeased, decrees Ivan will not be allowed to enter the Kingdom of Heaven either until their final duel. Ivan - -- with his son tied behind him - -- is forced to wander eternally on horseback, waiting for Petro's punishment to be completed.


* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel "Legion of the Damned", the titular [[CavalryOfTheDead Legion]]'s only surviving spaceship (a "Star Fort") appears out of nowhere at [[TheCavalryArrivesLate the last minute]] to [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes destroy the Keeler Comet and obliterate the Chaos armada]] while the Legionnaires [[CurbStompBattle wipe out the planetside Chaos crusaders right on the verge of their victory]].]]
* The ''Fin of God'' in ''Discworld/SmallGods'' seems to be the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' version of the ''Dutchman'', only in this case the physical ship sank and the crew drowned. The eternal wanderer is its ghost, since the crew can't enter the afterlife because they killed a dolphin.
** Of course, because this is [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Discworld]], the crew is only barred from the afterlife for as long as they believe this to be so. And since at the end of the scene they're discussing looking for a different afterlife, there may be hope for them yet.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/{Warhammer40000'' novel "Legion of the Damned", the titular [[CavalryOfTheDead Legion]]'s only surviving spaceship (a "Star Fort") appears out of nowhere at [[TheCavalryArrivesLate the last minute]] to [[spoiler:[[BigDamnHeroes destroy the Keeler Comet and obliterate the Chaos armada]] while the Legionnaires [[CurbStompBattle wipe out the planetside Chaos crusaders right on the verge of their victory]].]]
* The ''Fin of God'' in ''Discworld/SmallGods'' seems to be the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' version of the ''Dutchman'', only in this case the physical ship sank and the crew drowned. The eternal wanderer is its ghost, since the crew can't enter the afterlife because they killed a dolphin.
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dolphin. Of course, because this is [[TheoryOfNarrativeCausality Discworld]], the crew is only barred from the afterlife for as long as they believe this to be so. And since at the end of the scene they're discussing looking for a different afterlife, there may be hope for them yet.yet.
* ''Literature/{{Stark}}'' (and the short TV series based upon it) features the "Leper Ships", which carry highly toxic waste endlessly travel between ports, forbidden to unload. The BigBad of the TV series intends to sink a few to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in a class-5 ApocalypseHow. In the book, it's observed that such an event is inevitable, given the poor state of repair the Lepers are in. All it would take is one bad storm, and the world ends up poisoned...



* In Music/RichardWagner's adaptation of the legend, the opera ''[[Theatre/TheFlyingDutchman Der fliegende Holländer]]'', the title character can be saved by ThePowerOfLove coming from the local weird girl.
** Wagner lifted the plot from Heinrich Heine's ''Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski'' (From the memoirs of Mr. Schnabelewopski, 1838), where there is an at the time entirely fictional play the protagonist sees in Amsterdam. He helpfully ends up the summary: "The moral of the play for women is to watch out '''not''' to marry a Flying Dutchman; and we men see from this play that women in the best case cause us to perish."

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* In Music/RichardWagner's adaptation of the legend, the opera ''[[Theatre/TheFlyingDutchman Der fliegende Holländer]]'', the title character can be saved by ThePowerOfLove coming from the local weird girl.
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girl. Wagner lifted the plot from Heinrich Heine's ''Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski'' (From the memoirs of Mr. Schnabelewopski, 1838), where there is an at the time entirely fictional play the protagonist sees in Amsterdam. He helpfully ends up the summary: "The moral of the play for women is to watch out '''not''' to marry a Flying Dutchman; and we men see from this play that women in the best case cause us to perish."



** Irish punk band Dropkick Murphys play an adaptation that replaces Charlie with "UsefulNotes/{{Skinhead|s}} On The MTBA" -- When the conductor asks the skinhead to pay the exit fare, he responds by knocking the conductor out and [[WalkingTheEarth stealing the train]].
*** A variation of this can be found in Music/TheyMightBeGiants' ''Shoehorn with Teeth'': "He toured the world, with a heavy metal band/But they run out of gas/The plane can never land" which also owes a lot to Chico's speech as an Italian aviator, ending with ''and that's how we flew to America'' in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera''.

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** The Irish punk band Dropkick Murphys play an adaptation that replaces Charlie with "UsefulNotes/{{Skinhead|s}} On The MTBA" -- When the conductor asks the skinhead to pay the exit fare, he responds by knocking the conductor out and [[WalkingTheEarth stealing the train]].
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train]]. A variation of this can be found in Music/TheyMightBeGiants' ''Shoehorn with Teeth'': "He toured the world, with a heavy metal band/But they run out of gas/The plane can never land" which also owes a lot to Chico's speech as an Italian aviator, ending with ''and that's how we flew to America'' in ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera''.



* Given a fantasy twist in the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #89 story "Dunkle Zee" by Troy Denning.
* Wulfrik the Wanderer in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battles'' sails the world in his flying longship. He said that he was the best warrior in the world and was cursed by the gods to try to prove it.

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* %%* Given a fantasy twist in the ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine #89 story "Dunkle Zee" by Troy Denning.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': Wulfrik the Wanderer in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Fantasy Battles'' sails the world in his flying longship. He said that he was the best warrior in the world and was cursed by the gods to try to prove it.



* Mariners around the ''[[http://ravensblight.com/DarkPromise.html Ravensblight]]'' area tell of such a vessel. In the early 18th century, the family of a man who had sought and found his fortune in the New World sailed to join him, but were all lost to pirates. Edmund Filch then dedicated his company's efforts towards building a tall ship, the ''Dark Promise'', while he changed considerably in manner and appearance, learned fencing, allegedly dabbled in dark arts, and, well, plotted mass murder, for he had decided to go and slay all the pirates he could find. The weird thing is, reports claim he stopped in a port in Sweden to take on supplies - in the 21st century.

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* Mariners around the ''[[http://ravensblight.com/DarkPromise.html Ravensblight]]'' area tell of such a vessel. In the early 18th century, the family of a man who had sought and found his fortune in the New World sailed to join him, but were all lost to pirates. Edmund Filch then dedicated his company's efforts towards building a tall ship, the ''Dark Promise'', while he changed considerably in manner and appearance, learned fencing, allegedly dabbled in dark arts, and, well, plotted mass murder, for he had decided to go and slay all the pirates he could find. The weird thing is, reports claim he stopped in a port in Sweden to take on supplies - -- in the 21st century.



** Possibly the inspiration for Creator/BenElton's book ''Literature/{{Stark}}'' (and the short TV series based upon it). "Leper Ships," carrying highly toxic waste endlessly travel between ports, forbidden to unload. The BigBad of the TV series intends to sink a few bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in a class-5 ApocalypseHow. In the book, it's observed that such an event is inevitable, given the poor state of repair the Lepers are in. All it would take is one bad storm, and the world ends up poisoned...



* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':

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* The country song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky," covered by Music/JohnnyCash among others, concerns a cowboy who sees a group of men on horseback chasing a [[TheWildHunt herd of demonic cattle]] across the horizon. Apparently, cowboys who sin in life are condemned to ride after the Devil's herd unto eternity.
** This song was updated by the Music/BlueOysterCult in their track "Feel The Thunder". In which a group of impious hell's angels tank up on beer and cocaine and go for a fatal ride on the night of October 31st. Satan judges their souls and condemns them to haunt the California Coast road in perpetuity.

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* The country song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky," Sky", covered by Music/JohnnyCash among others, concerns a cowboy who sees a group of men on horseback chasing a [[TheWildHunt herd of demonic cattle]] across the horizon. Apparently, cowboys who sin in life are condemned to ride after the Devil's herd unto eternity.
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eternity. This song was updated by the Music/BlueOysterCult in their track "Feel The Thunder". In which this take, a group of impious hell's angels Hell's Angels tank up on beer and cocaine and go for a fatal ride on the night of October 31st. Satan judges their souls and condemns them to haunt the California Coast road in perpetuity.



* Edward Everett Hale's short story ''The Man Without a Country'' (1863) is probably the earliest version of the modern variant of the trope. In it, a man is exiled from America due to his expressed hatred of it, and is forced to live on U.S. Navy ships for the rest of his life, without ever hearing about his home country
** At least, [[ExactWords not directly]]. There is one point where, upon receiving some news from another ship, the Captain tells the man "[[ThrowTheDogABone You may now remove Texas from your atlas.]]"
** That said, "The Ship that Never Returned" (because it couldn't pay the docking fees) (1830) straddles the line between this variant and the Flying Dutchman one.
*** Later inspired the song "Charlie on the M.T.A"--see below.

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* "The Ship that Never Returned" (because it couldn't pay the docking fees) (1830) straddles the line between this variant and the Flying Dutchman one.
* Edward Everett Hale's short story ''The Man Without a Country'' (1863) is probably the earliest unambiguous version of the modern variant of the trope. In it, a man is exiled from America due to his expressed hatred of it, and is forced to live on U.S. Navy ships for the rest of his life, without ever hearing about his home country
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country. At least, [[ExactWords not directly]]. There is one point where, upon receiving some news from another ship, the Captain tells the man "[[ThrowTheDogABone You may now remove Texas from your atlas.]]"
** That said, "The Ship that Never Returned" (because it couldn't pay the docking fees) (1830) straddles the line between this variant and the Flying Dutchman one.
*** Later inspired the song "Charlie on the M.T.A"--see below.
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* Embi, a minor character in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', swore an oath to his gods when he was young to see the world before he died. This is mostly played for laughs, though.

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* Embi, a minor character in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', swore an oath to his gods when he was young to see the world before he died. He's now 130, at the ''least''. This is mostly played for laughs, though.


* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** The Flying Dutchman is more a PeekABogeyMan than anything else, but there is one episode that gives him a similar back story: his body was used as a window display, and thus never got a proper burial, cursing his spirit to forever wander the seas. In another episode, aptly named "Shanghai'd!", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are pressed into joining him as "[[ShapedLikeItself ghostly ghost pirates]]." He also seems to serve as the GrimReaper of the seas, in the episode where Mr. Krabs's thriftiness goes overboard with the consumption of an extremely old Krabby Patty found on the kitchen floor.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
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''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'''s version of the Flying Dutchman is more a PeekABogeyMan than anything else, but there is one episode that gives him a similar back story: his body was used as a window display, and thus never got a proper burial, cursing his spirit to forever wander the seas. In another episode, aptly named "Shanghai'd!", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are pressed into joining him as "[[ShapedLikeItself ghostly ghost pirates]]." He also seems to serve as the GrimReaper of the seas, in the episode where Mr. Krabs's thriftiness goes overboard with the consumption of an extremely old Krabby Patty found on the kitchen floor.

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** Saint-Germain from VisualNovel/CodeRealize is based off of him, as well.


* ''Pandora and the Flying Dutchman'', a 1951 movie where the Flying Dutchman (James Mason) goes ashore in the 1930's and meets singer Pandora Reynolds (Ava Gardner).

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* ''Pandora and the Flying Dutchman'', ''Film/PandoraAndTheFlyingDutchman'', a 1951 movie where the Flying Dutchman (James Mason) goes ashore in the 1930's and meets singer Pandora Reynolds (Ava Gardner).


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* [[spoiler:Male Tsubasa (aka, Syaoran Jr.) of the eponymous]] ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' becomes this at the end of the story. As payment for continuing to exist after the paradox that is his parentage resolves itself, he may never remain for long in any one dimension, and will wander the multiverse until the payment is complete (whenever that is). He can, however, stop by in his girlfriend's dimension for a booty call any time he wants, as long as he doesn't stay too long.
** His time-travel duplicate, [[spoiler:[[Manga/XxxHolic Watanuki]]]], has it worse, having inverted the trope ''hard''. Rather than being cursed to wander, he's cursed to be trapped in a single InnBetweenTheWorlds-type [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday mysterious shop]] for the rest of his life, although to be fair it ''is'' anchored in one place and dimension. He just ''can't leave''.
** In the latest chapters, it appears [[spoiler:he might be able to travel to certain places he's traveled to before, as a sort of dream travel/spirit/what have you.]]
** By the end [[spoiler: after 100 years have passed, it's revealed that Watanuki's magic powers have grown strong enough for him to be capable of physically leaving the shop. That being said, he will still choose against leaving for now, because he'd also [[IWillWaitForYou promised he'd wait for Yuuko.]]]]
* ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}} TRY'' has an episode about a ghost ship that is cursed to wander the seas because the captain neglected his duties in favor of his hobby: collecting vases.
* The Flying Dutchman appears in ''Manga/OnePiece'' with a reversal of the legend: Instead of being unable to set foot on land again, the captain (who is a [[FishPerson fishman]]) can never swim again due to eating a Devil Fruit.
** Said captain is actually a descendant of the original captain from the legend, who apparently wasn't quite as immortal as the legend would say.

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* Captain Fate in the MarvelUniverse. Fate betrayed his captain Maura Hawke, selling her to a satyr in exchange for untold riches. Maura was furious to learn that her crew had truly left her, and she cursed them all to never reach port, never enjoy their new found wealth, and to sail on forever, beyond time, beyond death. The ''Serpent's Crown'' lifted off the water into the sky, sailing the space winds for eternity it seemed. Fate and his crew became {{Space Pirate}}s, occasionally returning to Earth to act as {{Sky Pirate}}s.

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* Creator/{{CLAMP}}:
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[[spoiler:Male Tsubasa (aka, (a.k.a. Syaoran Jr.) of the eponymous]] ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' becomes this at the end of the story. As payment for continuing to exist after the paradox that is his parentage resolves itself, he may never remain for long in any one dimension, and will wander the multiverse until the payment is complete (whenever that is). He can, however, stop by in his girlfriend's dimension for a booty call any time he wants, as long as he doesn't stay too long.
** His time-travel duplicate, [[spoiler:[[Manga/XxxHolic Watanuki]]]], has it worse, having inverted the trope ''hard''. Rather than being cursed to wander, he's cursed to be trapped in a single InnBetweenTheWorlds-type [[TheLittleShopThatWasntThereYesterday mysterious shop]] for the rest of his life, although to be fair it ''is'' anchored in one place and dimension. He just ''can't leave''.
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leave''. In the latest chapters, it appears [[spoiler:he might be able to travel to certain places he's traveled to before, as a sort of dream travel/spirit/what have you.]]
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]] By the end [[spoiler: after 100 years have passed, it's revealed that Watanuki's magic powers have grown strong enough for him to be capable of physically leaving the shop. That being said, he will still choose against leaving for now, because he'd also [[IWillWaitForYou promised he'd wait for Yuuko.]]]]
* ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}} ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY'' has an episode about a ghost ship that is cursed to wander the seas because the captain neglected his duties in favor of his hobby: collecting vases.
* The Flying Dutchman appears in ''Manga/OnePiece'' with a reversal of the legend: Instead of being unable to set foot on land again, the captain (who is a [[FishPerson fishman]]) can never swim again due to eating a Devil Fruit.
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Fruit. Said captain is actually a descendant of the original captain from the legend, who apparently wasn't quite as immortal as the legend would say.

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* Captain Fate in the MarvelUniverse.Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Fate betrayed his captain Maura Hawke, selling her to a satyr in exchange for untold riches. Maura was furious to learn that her crew had truly left her, and she cursed them all to never reach port, never enjoy their new found wealth, and to sail on forever, beyond time, beyond death. The ''Serpent's Crown'' lifted off the water into the sky, sailing the space winds for eternity it seemed. Fate and his crew became {{Space Pirate}}s, occasionally returning to Earth to act as {{Sky Pirate}}s.



* A Romano Scarpa [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Uncle Scrooge]] story tells us about the Flying ''Scotsman'', an ancestor of Scrooge's, a former vicious pirate who is kept alive by an oath to [[TheAtoner atone for the crimes he did against poor villagers]]. His ship literally flies [[HandWave because it's so old it's completely dried out]].

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-->'''Sinclair''': It's a legend. An ancient sailing vessel that vanished while trying to sail the Cape of Good Hope. According to the story, it's reappeared again and again over the centuries trying to find a way home.
-->'''Susan Ivanova''': Did the Flying Dutchman ever make it home?
-->'''Sinclair''': [[ForeShadowing No.]]

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-->'''Sinclair''': -->'''Sinclair:''' It's a legend. An ancient sailing vessel that vanished while trying to sail the Cape of Good Hope. According to the story, it's reappeared again and again over the centuries trying to find a way home.
-->'''Susan Ivanova''':
home.\\
'''Susan Ivanova:'''
Did the Flying Dutchman ever make it home?
-->'''Sinclair''':
home?\\
'''Sinclair:'''
[[ForeShadowing No.]]



* ''[[FilmationsGhostbusters The Ghost Busters]]'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for laughs]] with the ghosts of the ''Dutchman's'' oddly small crew, consisting of Capt. Aloysius Beane and his first mate.


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* ''[[FilmationsGhostbusters The Ghost Busters]]'' ''Series/TheGhostBusters'' [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for laughs]] with the ghosts of the ''Dutchman's'' oddly small crew, consisting of Capt. Aloysius Beane and his first mate.


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* Used a few times in the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} setting, most notably with Captain Pieter van Reise, the darklord of the Sea of Sorrows (a Dutchman {{Expy}}) and the cursed Captain Garvin from the ''Ship of Horror'' adventure.

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* Used a few times in the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, most notably with Captain Pieter van Reise, the darklord of the Sea of Sorrows (a Dutchman {{Expy}}) and the cursed Captain Garvin from the ''Ship of Horror'' adventure.




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* The Flying Dutchman in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is more a PeekABogeyMan than anything else, but there is one episode that gives him a similar back story: his body was used as a window display, and thus never got a proper burial, cursing his spirit to forever wander the seas.
** In another episode, aptly named "Shanghai'd!" Spongebob and Patrick are pressed into joining him as "[[ShapedLikeItself ghostly ghost pirates]]."
** He also seems to serve as the GrimReaper of the seas, in the episode where Mr. Krabs's thriftiness goes overboard with the consumption of an extremely old Krabby Patty found on the kitchen floor.

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\n[[AC: WesternAnimation]]\n* The Flying Dutchman in ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' is more a PeekABogeyMan than anything else, but there is one episode that gives him a similar back story: his body was used as a window display, and thus never got a proper burial, cursing his spirit to forever wander the seas.\n** In another episode, aptly named "Shanghai'd!" Spongebob and Patrick are pressed into joining him as "[[ShapedLikeItself ghostly ghost pirates]]."\n** He also seems to serve as the GrimReaper of the seas, in the episode where Mr. Krabs's thriftiness goes overboard with the consumption of an extremely old Krabby Patty found on the kitchen floor.\n\n[[AC: WebOriginal]][[/folder]]

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[[AC: RealLife]]
* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobro_4000 garbage barge]] from Long Island temporarily became a victim of this trope, when it couldn't find a port willing to grant it harbor and accept its load of refuse.
** Possibly the inspiration for Creator/BenElton's book ''Literature/{{Stark}}'' (and the short TV series based upon it). "Leper Ships," carrying highly toxic waste endlessly travel between ports, forbidden to unload. The BigBad of the TV series intends to sink a few bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in a class-5 ApocalypseHow. In the book, it's observed that such an event is inevitable, given the poor state of repair the Lepers are in. All it would take is one bad storm, and the world ends up poisoned...
* The sports teams at Hope College of Holland, Michigan, USA are known as the "Flying Dutchmen" or "Flying Dutch" (as both the nickname and the name of the town suggest, both were founded by people with roots in the Netherlands; the college is still linked with the Reformed Church in America, a.k.a. the Dutch Reformed Church).
* The ''Mary Celeste'' was found adrift with its crew missing without a trace. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-449670/Three-sailors-vanish-modern-day-Mary-Celeste-riddle.html A deserted yacht was found in an eerily similar situation in 2007]].
* Some sailing ships had their entire crew wiped out by disease outbreaks.
* Legend has it that around the time of TheGreatPoliticsMessup, formerly Soviet airline Aeroflot split into different organizations so chaotically that one passenger flight was advised it would need to pay landing charges at its destination airport... during final approach to said airport. The stewardesses had to go down the aisles collecting money from the passengers to pay it.
* In a sense [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HVGC-1 this stellar cluster]]. It has been expelled from both its home galaxy and the cluster of galaxies where the latter is located and will roam forever across intergalactic space.
* The Dutch airline KLM used as its slogan "The Flying Dutchman". It's also possible to see it printed on its planes.



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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** The Flying Dutchman is more a PeekABogeyMan than anything else, but there is one episode that gives him a similar back story: his body was used as a window display,
and {{Manga}}]]thus never got a proper burial, cursing his spirit to forever wander the seas. In another episode, aptly named "Shanghai'd!", [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick are pressed into joining him as "[[ShapedLikeItself ghostly ghost pirates]]." He also seems to serve as the GrimReaper of the seas, in the episode where Mr. Krabs's thriftiness goes overboard with the consumption of an extremely old Krabby Patty found on the kitchen floor.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* A [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobro_4000 garbage barge]] from Long Island temporarily became a victim of this trope, when it couldn't find a port willing to grant it harbor and accept its load of refuse.
** Possibly the inspiration for Creator/BenElton's book ''Literature/{{Stark}}'' (and the short TV series based upon it). "Leper Ships," carrying highly toxic waste endlessly travel between ports, forbidden to unload. The BigBad of the TV series intends to sink a few bringing about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt in a class-5 ApocalypseHow. In the book, it's observed that such an event is inevitable, given the poor state of repair the Lepers are in. All it would take is one bad storm, and the world ends up poisoned...
* The sports teams at Hope College of Holland, Michigan, USA are known as the "Flying Dutchmen" or "Flying Dutch" (as both the nickname and the name of the town suggest, both were founded by people with roots in the Netherlands; the college is still linked with the Reformed Church in America, a.k.a. the Dutch Reformed Church).
* The ''Mary Celeste'' was found adrift with its crew missing without a trace. [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-449670/Three-sailors-vanish-modern-day-Mary-Celeste-riddle.html A deserted yacht was found in an eerily similar situation in 2007]].
* Some sailing ships had their entire crew wiped out by disease outbreaks.
* Legend has it that around the time of TheGreatPoliticsMessup, formerly Soviet airline Aeroflot split into different organizations so chaotically that one passenger flight was advised it would need to pay landing charges at its destination airport... during final approach to said airport. The stewardesses had to go down the aisles collecting money from the passengers to pay it.
* In a sense [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HVGC-1 this stellar cluster]]. It has been expelled from both its home galaxy and the cluster of galaxies where the latter is located and will roam forever across intergalactic space.
* The Dutch airline KLM used as its slogan "The Flying Dutchman". It's also possible to see it printed on its planes.
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-->'''David Grey''': Jesus Christ!\\
'''Lazarus''': Where?
* In Franchise/TheDCU, one of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger's purported origins--[[MultipleChoicePast he has four, and DC will never say which if any of them is the real one]]--is that he is the Wandering Jew. (The other three also involve him being some kind of FlyingDutchman, but not ''the'' Wandering Jew. Clear?)

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-->'''David Grey''': Grey:''' Jesus Christ!\\
'''Lazarus''': '''Lazarus:''' Where?
* In Franchise/TheDCU, one Franchise/TheDCU:
** One
of ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger's purported origins--[[MultipleChoicePast origins -- [[MultipleChoicePast he has four, and DC will never say which if any of them is the real one]]--is one]] -- is that he is the Wandering Jew. (The other three also involve him being some kind of FlyingDutchman, but not ''the'' Wandering Jew. Clear?)



-->'''Johanna Constantine''': They tell a tale, in these parts of London, that the Devil and the Wandering Jew meet, once in every century, in a tavern. [...]\\
'''Morpheus''': I am no devil.\\
'''Hob''': And I'm not Jewish.

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-->'''Johanna Constantine''': Constantine:''' They tell a tale, in these parts of London, that the Devil and the Wandering Jew meet, once in every century, in a tavern. [...]\\
'''Morpheus''': '''Morpheus:''' I am no devil.\\
'''Hob''': '''Hob:''' And I'm not Jewish.



* Jack from ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' and ''Jack Of Fables'' is apparently of the Jack O'Lantern variant, except his deal with the devil will eventually expire--so he needs to find a different version of the devil every few hundred years in order to make a deal for more time.

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* Jack from ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}'' and ''Jack Of Fables'' is apparently of the Jack O'Lantern variant, except his deal with the devil will eventually expire--so expire -- so he needs to find a different version of the devil every few hundred years in order to make a deal for more time.

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* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', [[spoiler:Dracula himself is one. He is Judas Iscariot, and only dies when the heroes discover who he is, and that the rope broke when he tried to kill himself. They hang him and he dies]].

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* In ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', ''Film/Dracula2000'', [[spoiler:Dracula himself is one. He is Judas Iscariot, and only dies when the heroes discover who he is, and that the rope broke when he tried to kill himself. They hang him and he dies]].




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* OlderThanFeudalism: The [[Literature/TheBible Biblical Cain]] was cursed by God to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The Earth]] for killing his brother. The [[MarkOfShame Mark Of Cain]] that goes with this immortal (although the Bible doesn't say anything about him being immortal) homelessness is supposed to show that he's under God's protection and any harm done to him will be avenged. The term "Wandering Jew" is sometimes used to refer to Cain himself.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: The [[Literature/TheBible Biblical Cain]] was cursed by God to [[WalkingTheEarth Walk The the Earth]] for killing his brother. The [[MarkOfShame Mark Of Cain]] that goes with this immortal (although the Bible doesn't say anything about him being immortal) homelessness is supposed to show that he's under God's protection and any harm done to him will be avenged. The term "Wandering Jew" is sometimes used to refer to Cain himself.



* In ''TheSilmarillion'', Maglor, the last remaining son of Fëanor. He is the only ''noldo'' elf barred from returning to Valinor and cursed to wander the shores of Middle-Earth, singing laments from agony and regret due to the evil deeds arosen from the Oath of Fëanor. [[spoiler: It is assumed he is still around somewhere.]]

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* In ''TheSilmarillion'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Maglor, the last remaining son of Fëanor. He is the only ''noldo'' elf barred from returning to Valinor and cursed to wander the shores of Middle-Earth, singing laments from agony and regret due to the evil deeds arosen from the Oath of Fëanor. [[spoiler: It is assumed he is still around somewhere.]]

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-->'''Doctor''': Do you ever remember it? Two thousand years, waiting for [[spoiler: Amy]]? The [[spoiler:Last Centurion]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Rory''']]: No.
-->'''Doctor''': You're lying.
-->[[spoiler:'''Rory''']]: Of course I'm lying.
-->'''Doctor''': Of course you are. Not the sort of thing anyone forgets.
-->[[spoiler:'''Rory''']]: But I don't remember it all the time. It's like this door in my head. I can keep it shut.

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-->'''Doctor''': -->'''Doctor:''' Do you ever remember it? Two thousand years, waiting for [[spoiler: Amy]]? The [[spoiler:Last Centurion]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Rory''']]: No.
-->'''Doctor''':
Centurion]].\\
[[spoiler:'''Rory:''']] No.\\
'''Doctor:'''
You're lying.
-->[[spoiler:'''Rory''']]:
lying.\\
[[spoiler:'''Rory:''']]
Of course I'm lying.
-->'''Doctor''':
lying.\\
'''Doctor:'''
Of course you are. Not the sort of thing anyone forgets.
-->[[spoiler:'''Rory''']]:
forgets.\\
[[spoiler:'''Rory:''']]
But I don't remember it all the time. It's like this door in my head. I can keep it shut.



* Dr. Sam Beckett in ''Series/QuantumLeap''. A botched time-travel experiment is the "curse" here. In the last episode, he [[spoiler: decides to keep wandering for the rest of his life.]]

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* Dr. Sam Beckett in ''Series/QuantumLeap''. A botched time-travel experiment is the "curse" here. In the last episode, he [[spoiler: decides [[spoiler:decides to keep wandering for the rest of his life.]]



* Merlin from the BBC show ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. After [[spoiler: Arthur dies]], Merlin is told that [[spoiler: when Albion's need is greatest, he (Arthur) will one day rise again]]. This, combined with the fact that Merlin is immortal, are what literally force him to WalkTheEarth alone for over a millennium. Merlin's situation is a strange combination of FlyingDutchman and PurposeDrivenImmortality, since there is an end purpose, but it's very ambiguous as he isn't told when, why, or how it will happen. All he can do till then is wait.

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* * ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':
**
Merlin from the BBC show ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.himself. After [[spoiler: Arthur dies]], Merlin is told that [[spoiler: when Albion's need is greatest, he (Arthur) will one day rise again]]. This, combined with the fact that Merlin is immortal, are what literally force him to WalkTheEarth alone for over a millennium. Merlin's situation is a strange combination of FlyingDutchman and PurposeDrivenImmortality, since there is an end purpose, but it's very ambiguous as he isn't told when, why, or how it will happen. All he can do till then is wait.




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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Dionysus]], for a bit. Hera curses him with insanity after the death of [[BiTheWay his lover Ampelus]], and he wanders through Egypt and Asia Minor for a bit. Then he gets better, but he [[WalkingTheEarth keeps wandering around]], presumably just for kicks.

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* [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Dionysus]], Myth/ClassicalMythology: Dionysus, for a bit. Hera curses him with insanity after the death of [[BiTheWay his lover Ampelus]], and he wanders through Egypt and Asia Minor for a bit. Then he gets better, but he [[WalkingTheEarth keeps wandering around]], presumably just for kicks.

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* The Vistani, a gypsy-like folk from the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} setting, are unable to reside in one place for more than a few nights without losing their [[GypsyCurse supernatural powers]]. Averted in the case of the Zarovan tribe, darklings (outcast Vistani), and occasional exceptions like Hyskosa.

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* The Vistani, a gypsy-like folk from the TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, are unable to reside in one place for more than a few nights without losing their [[GypsyCurse supernatural powers]]. Averted in the case of the Zarovan tribe, darklings (outcast Vistani), and occasional exceptions like Hyskosa.

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* Besides the Flying Dutchman, another Wagner character based on the Wandering Jew is Kundry in ''{{Parsifal}}''.

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* Besides the Flying Dutchman, another Wagner character based on the Wandering Jew is Kundry in ''{{Parsifal}}''.

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* Embi, a minor character in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', swore an oath to his gods when he was young to see the world before he died.
-->'''Embi:''' When I was young and rash, I made a sacred vow to see the world before I died. Frankly, I didn't know how ''big'' it was at the time.
** This is mostly played for laughs though.
--->'''Agatha Clay:''' ...But what has that got to do with your long life?\\

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Embi, a minor character in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', swore an oath to his gods when he was young to see the world before he died.
died. This is mostly played for laughs, though.
-->'''Embi:''' When I was young and rash, I made a sacred vow to see the world before I died. Frankly, I didn't know how ''big'' it was at the time.
** This is mostly played for laughs though.
--->'''Agatha
time.\\
'''Agatha
Clay:''' ...But what has that got to do with your long life?\\



* In ''[[http://zebragirl.keenspot.net Zebra Girl]]'', Jack curses vampiric mage Harold [=DuVase=] to become a Wandering Jew with a twist:
-->'''Jack''': He'll move around. Wherever he doesn't want to be... that's always where he'll go.
** This was more of an AndIMustScream, since [=DuVase=] is teleported to a series of increasingly worse hells and doesn't actually do much wandering.

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* In ''[[http://zebragirl.keenspot.net Zebra Girl]]'', ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'', Jack curses vampiric mage Harold [=DuVase=] to become a Wandering Jew with a twist:
-->'''Jack''':
twist. This is more of an AndIMustScream, since [=DuVase=] is teleported to a series of increasingly worse hells and doesn't actually do much wandering.
-->'''Jack:'''
He'll move around. Wherever he doesn't want to be... that's always where he'll go.
** This was more of an AndIMustScream, since [=DuVase=] is teleported to a series of increasingly worse hells and doesn't actually do much wandering.
go.




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* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', a character named Arturo Mucro Cursor shows up in Merry's stories, and carries with him a business card saying, 'AKA: The Guy Who Nailed Christ To A Tree; Rank: I donít need no stinkiní rank... I was there.' Sure enough, he's the Wandering Jew.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1440 SCP-1440]] apparently beat Death and his brothers [[ChessWithDeath at cards]], winning immortality in the process; unfortunately, Death and his brothers hold grudges. SCP-1440 suffers under at least two curses, [[WalkingWasteland one that causes increasingly destructive events to happen to humans, or anything connected to them, if he spends long enough around them]], and one that forces him to wander the Earth in a complex pattern that inevitably brings him into contact with human populations.



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* In the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'', a character named Arturo Mucro Cursor shows up in Merry's stories, and carries with him a business card saying, 'AKA: The Guy Who Nailed Christ To A Tree; Rank: I donít need no stinkiní rank... I was there.' Sure enough, he's the Wandering Jew.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1440 SCP-1440]] apparently beat Death and his brothers [[ChessWithDeath at cards]], winning immortality in the process; unfortunately, Death and his brothers hold grudges. SCP-1440 suffers under at least two curses, [[WalkingWasteland one that causes increasingly destructive events to happen to humans, or anything connected to them, if he spends long enough around them]], and one that forces him to wander the Earth in a complex pattern that inevitably brings him into contact with human populations.
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* ''The Voyage of the Damned'', a 1976 film based on the 1974 novel of the same name, documents the German M.S. ''St. Louis'' ocean liner attempting to transport Jewish refugees from Germany in 1939 several months prior to the Nazi Germans' September 1939 invasion of Poland and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, only to have the Cuban government refuse them, and to make matters worse, the U.S.A. won't accept them either. Belgium, France, the U.K. and the Netherlands each agree to accept a number of refugees; unfortunately Belgium, France, and the Netherlands would eventually be invaded by Nazi Germany, and roughly one-fourth of them would die in concentration camps.
** This would also double as a literal Wandering Jew case, due to the Jewish refugees involved.


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* ''The Voyage of the Damned'', a 1976 film based on the 1974 novel of the same name, documents the German M.S. ''St. Louis'' ocean liner attempting to transport Jewish refugees from Germany in 1939 several months prior to the Nazi Germans' September 1939 invasion of Poland and UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, only to have the Cuban government refuse them, and to make matters worse, the U.S.A. won't accept them either. Belgium, France, the U.K. and the Netherlands each agree to accept a number of refugees; unfortunately Belgium, France, and the Netherlands would eventually be invaded by Nazi Germany, and roughly one-fourth of them would die in concentration camps. \n** This would also double as a literal Wandering Jew case, due to the Jewish refugees involved.


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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' revival, the Doctor has become one of these: his home planet has been destroyed, and, although he tries to be upbeat about it, he's weary of traveling. In fact, given that in a Romani variant, the Wandering Jew is the blacksmith who forged the nails that crucified Christ, and wanders in expiation for his sin, the Doctor fits the trope even better in his later incarnations.
** Slightly subverted in that he was recently able to saves his planet with a TrickedOutTime gambit. However it is in another Universe and if it returned it would restart the Time War, which could destroy the Universe. But, as he said, he now feels like the Doctor again.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* For his crime of starting the Elf Wars, [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Dr. Weil]] was locked into a biomechanical suit that made him immortal. He also had his memories [[BrainUploading converted into data]] so that he would never forget his crimes. He was then exiled to the wastelands. This turned out to [[ThePunishment backfire spectacularly]].
* [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Big Boss]] learned the horrible truth about his country, and never recovered from it (or the execution he carried out on his mentor for said country, which wasn't for peace or even World Domination, but the victorious enslavement of the masses for the benefit of a few). As a result, he spent five years wallowing in regret, found hope in his charisma as a military leader, then spent another five years training an army of professional mercenaries, and even built a nation-state made out of oil rigs and loose parts. Only to lose these a few months later. He rebuilds yet again only to flee to Zanzibar when his successor blows it all to hell. In the end, Outer Haven is just a really good base, but Big Boss is a soldier through and through: Go somewhere, do a job, leave. Nothing else matters, home is the battlefield itself.

[[AC:RealLife]]
* Iranian Mehran Karimi Nasseri was stuck in Charles de Gaulle Airport for 18 years after a mugger took the papers proving his refugee status.
* American whistleblower Edward Snowden had his passport revoked, forcing him to wait in the airport in Moscow. His status was in limbo until Russia granted him an asylum.
* Guantánamo Bay detention camp in UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, established in 2002 by the Department of Defense under the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration for prisoners suspected of terrorism to be indefinitely detained while awaiting trial, subjected to brutal torture with no Geneva Convention rights granted to them. After taking office, UsefulNotes/BarackObama reduced the number of inmates with other countries agreeing to accept them, and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump recently signed an executive order to keep the detention camp open indefinitely.



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[[AC:Literature]]
* In the published (by Christopher Tolkien, a son of J.R.R. Tolkien) version of Literature/TheSilmarillion, Maglor, one of the sons of Feanor, threw the Silmaril he has stolen into the sea and possibly wanders till today singing. In the latest version by J.R.R., Maglor jumped into the sea together with the Silmaril.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* This tends to happen to victims of [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man,]] usually with said victims becoming Runners, people who were forced to leave their home and, well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin run]]'' from the Slender Man.[[note]]'Runner' is also a term that refers to Slender Man's victims in general.[[/note]] It's so common it's an entire category of [[FanNickname slenderblogs.]]
* Parodied in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''The Unadulterated Cat'', in reference to the "Travelling Cat" so beloved of local newspapers (as in "this unlucky cat was rescued from a car's engine compartment, having accidentally hitched a lift...". The book alleges that St. Eric, 4th century Bishop of Smyrna, may have unintentionally cursed a small black-and-white tomcat to an eternity of wandering when he yelled for it to go away after he'd tripped over it.
* In ''Literature/MaleRising'', Andras Weisz and his men were captured by the Ottomans during the Great War and sent to the Uppper Nile. However, they escaped and for three years ''traversed across war-torn Africa'' to find a way back home to Hungary. Along the way, the met the Lost Hungarians of Nubia, fought for native kings, and gathered a following of locals before finally reaching to Luanda [[spoiler: and discover that Austria-Hungary had collapsed in the interim]].

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* In the published (by Christopher Tolkien, a son of J.R.R. Tolkien) version of Literature/TheSilmarillion, Maglor, ''Series/DoctorWho'' revival, the Doctor has become one of these: his home planet has been destroyed, and, although he tries to be upbeat about it, he's weary of traveling. In fact, given that in a Romani variant, the sons of Feanor, threw Wandering Jew is the Silmaril he has stolen into blacksmith who forged the sea nails that crucified Christ, and possibly wanders till today singing. In in expiation for his sin, the latest version by J.R.R., Maglor jumped into Doctor fits the sea together trope even better in his later incarnations. Slightly subverted in that he was recently able to saves his planet with the Silmaril.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* This tends to happen to victims of [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man,]] usually with said victims becoming Runners, people who were forced to leave their home and, well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin run]]'' from the Slender Man.[[note]]'Runner' is also
a term that refers to Slender Man's victims in general.[[/note]] It's so common it's an entire category of [[FanNickname slenderblogs.]]
* Parodied in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''The Unadulterated Cat'', in reference to the "Travelling Cat" so beloved of local newspapers (as in "this unlucky cat was rescued from a car's engine compartment, having accidentally hitched a lift...". The book alleges that St. Eric, 4th century Bishop of Smyrna, may have unintentionally cursed a small black-and-white tomcat to an eternity of wandering when he yelled for it to go away after he'd tripped over it.
* In ''Literature/MaleRising'', Andras Weisz and his men were captured by the Ottomans during the Great War and sent to the Uppper Nile.
TrickedOutTime gambit. However, they escaped it is in another Universe and for three years ''traversed across war-torn Africa'' to find a way back home to Hungary. Along if it returned it would restart the way, Time War, which could destroy the met Universe. But, as he said, he now feels like the Lost Hungarians of Nubia, fought for native kings, and gathered a following of locals before finally reaching to Luanda [[spoiler: and discover that Austria-Hungary had collapsed in the interim]].Doctor again.


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* For his crime of starting the Elf Wars, [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Dr. Weil]] was locked into a biomechanical suit that made him immortal. He also had his memories [[BrainUploading converted into data]] so that he would never forget his crimes. He was then exiled to the wastelands. This turned out to [[ThePunishment backfire spectacularly]].
* [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Big Boss]] learned the horrible truth about his country, and never recovered from it (or the execution he carried out on his mentor for said country, which wasn't for peace or even World Domination, but the victorious enslavement of the masses for the benefit of a few). As a result, he spent five years wallowing in regret, found hope in his charisma as a military leader, then spent another five years training an army of professional mercenaries, and even built a nation-state made out of oil rigs and loose parts. Only to lose these a few months later. He rebuilds yet again only to flee to Zanzibar when his successor blows it all to hell. In the end, Outer Haven is just a really good base, but Big Boss is a soldier through and through: Go somewhere, do a job, leave. Nothing else matters, home is the battlefield itself.
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* Iranian Mehran Karimi Nasseri was stuck in Charles de Gaulle Airport for 18 years after a mugger took the papers proving his refugee status.
* American whistleblower Edward Snowden had his passport revoked, forcing him to wait in the airport in Moscow. His status was in limbo until Russia granted him an asylum.
* Guantánamo Bay detention camp in UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}, established in 2002 by the Department of Defense under the UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush administration for prisoners suspected of terrorism to be indefinitely detained while awaiting trial, subjected to brutal torture with no Geneva Convention rights granted to them. After taking office, UsefulNotes/BarackObama reduced the number of inmates with other countries agreeing to accept them, and UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump recently signed an executive order to keep the detention camp open indefinitely.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the published (by Christopher Tolkien, a son of J.R.R. Tolkien) version of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Maglor, one of the sons of Feanor, threw the Silmaril he has stolen into the sea and possibly wanders till today singing. In the latest version by J.R.R., Maglor jumped into the sea together with the Silmaril.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* This tends to happen to victims of [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man,]] usually with said victims becoming Runners, people who were forced to leave their home and, well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin run]]'' from the Slender Man.[[note]]"Runner" is also a term that refers to Slender Man's victims in general.[[/note]] It's so common it's an entire category of [[FanNickname slenderblogs.]]
* Parodied in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''The Unadulterated Cat'', in reference to the "Travelling Cat" so beloved of local newspapers (as in "this unlucky cat was rescued from a car's engine compartment, having accidentally hitched a lift...". The book alleges that St. Eric, 4th century Bishop of Smyrna, may have unintentionally cursed a small black-and-white tomcat to an eternity of wandering when he yelled for it to go away after he'd tripped over it.
* In ''Literature/MaleRising'', Andras Weisz and his men were captured by the Ottomans during the Great War and sent to the Uppper Nile. However, they escaped and for three years ''traversed across war-torn Africa'' to find a way back home to Hungary. Along the way, the met the Lost Hungarians of Nubia, fought for native kings, and gathered a following of locals before finally reaching to Luanda [[spoiler: and discover that Austria-Hungary had collapsed in the interim]].
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