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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to amass a fortune was to be left bankrupt, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son taught to despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to [[HellholePrison Château d'If]] because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.

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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to amass a fortune was to be left bankrupt, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his said wife and their son taught to despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to [[HellholePrison Château d'If]] because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.


* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to amass a fortune was to be left bankrupt, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son taught to despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to Château d'If because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.

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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to amass a fortune was to be left bankrupt, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son taught to despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to [[HellholePrison Château d'If d'If]] because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.


* In an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue8fM2FBL_A exceptionally well-drawn]] ''Manga/DeathNote'' Doujin depicting an alternate ending, rather than TheNothingAfterDeath, the punishment for Death Note users that cannot go to heaven or hell is to be transported to the Shinigami Realm, where they will experience each and every death they inflicted on others before being [[RetGone completely erased from existence.]]Light has to face all the 124,925 deaths, including his more creative ones, that he executed on foes. One Light hears this, he laughs it off. He then tells Ryuk he plans to make most of the time by finding the Shinigami King and try to barter or even '''fight''' him to get his curse removed before continuing his plan to reshape the world in a grander scale. Ryuk is suitably awed and impressed.



* A religious parable of unknown origin has the protagonist shown a vision of Hell in which everyone is eternally seated at a table filled with delicious-smelling food. However, none of them can eat a bite because they can't bend their elbows (or, in another version, their forks are far too long to reach their mouths). The protagonist then sees a vision of Heaven where the same banquet and same anatomical (or cutlery) restrictions apply, but everyone is feasting happily. Why? Because unlike the people in Hell who think only of themselves, the people in Heaven feed each other. (Depending on your sensibilities, this is either a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} or a TastesLikeDiabetes GoldenMoment.)

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* A religious parable of unknown origin has the protagonist shown a vision of Hell in which everyone is eternally seated at a table filled with delicious-smelling food. However, none of them can eat a bite because they can't bend their elbows (or, in another version, their forks are far too long to reach their mouths). The protagonist then sees a vision of Heaven where the same banquet and same anatomical (or cutlery) restrictions apply, but everyone is feasting happily. Why? Because unlike the people in Hell who think only of themselves, the people in Heaven feed each other. (Depending on your sensibilities, this is either a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming|Moments}} heartwarming or a TastesLikeDiabetes GoldenMoment.)



* ''The David Boze Show'' ran a parody of the song "My Dingaling" about a suicide bomber who [[GroinAttack strapped a bomb to his... dingaling]] the end of the song has him lamenting his situation in the afterlife, where apparently it hasn't grown back. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "This was the worst idea! 72 virgins and no dingaling, how's that supposed to work? That's not supposed to work at all!"]]

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* ''The David Boze Show'' ran a parody of the song "My Dingaling" about a suicide bomber who [[GroinAttack strapped a bomb to his... dingaling]] the end of the song has him lamenting his situation in the afterlife, where apparently it hasn't grown back. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments "This was the worst idea! 72 virgins and no dingaling, how's that supposed to work? That's not supposed to work at all!"]]all!"



* In an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue8fM2FBL_A exceptionally well-drawn]] ''Manga/DeathNote'' Doujin depicting an alternate ending, rather than TheNothingAfterDeath, the punishment for Death Note users that cannot go to heaven or hell is to be transported to the Shinigami Realm, where they will experience each and every death they inflicted on others before being [[RetGone completely erased from existence.]]Light has to face all the 124,925 deaths, including his more creative ones, that he executed on foes.
** In a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome for Light though, once he hears this, he ''laughs it off.'' He then tells Ryuk he plans to make most of the time by ''finding the '''Shinigami King''''' and try to ''barter'' or even '''fight''' him to get his curse removed before continuing his plan to reshape the world in a grander scale. Ryuk is suitably awed and impressed.


->''"Gluttons can't eat or drink in Hell because they ate and drank so much in life. And they are trapped in putrid soil because they produced nothing but garbage in life. And they are being torn apart constantly by Cerberus's three sets of bloody teeth, because Dante is one sick motherfucker."''

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->''"Gluttons can't eat or drink in Hell because they ate and drank so much in life. And they are trapped in putrid soil because they produced nothing but garbage in life. And they are being torn apart constantly by Cerberus's three sets of bloody teeth, teeth because Dante is one sick motherfucker."''



* Several of the banishments in ''Anime/HellGirl'' as well as some of the torments shown as Ai ferries her victims through the gates of Hell are ironic. For example, a banishment during season three has a victim being chased through a city by a 'Kaiju' sized Ai and then shrunk to the size of a bug in the boat to Hell. This victim had previously said the he would "become a big man and throw (his) weight around."

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* Several of the banishments in ''Anime/HellGirl'' as well as some of the torments shown as Ai ferries her victims through the gates of Hell are ironic. For example, a banishment during season three has a victim being chased through a city by a 'Kaiju' sized Ai and then shrunk to the size of a bug in the boat to Hell. This victim had previously said the that he would "become a big man and throw (his) weight around."



* In the Garth Ennis comic ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood'', the protagonists make a visit to heaven. They meet an Islamic martyr who had gone to heaven, and actually received his 72 virgins. So for eternity, he now must feed and clean up 72 babies left in his charge.

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* In the Garth Ennis comic ''ComicBook/TheChroniclesOfWormwood'', the protagonists make a visit to heaven. They meet an Islamic martyr who had gone to heaven, heaven and actually received his 72 virgins. So for eternity, he now must feed and clean up 72 babies left in his charge.



* In "I Have What You Need", a story from the Vertigo Comics anthology ''Time Warp'', a candy-maker has a secret recipe that lets people relive the happiest ten minutes of their lives. A sadistic gangster, Elias Yanyo, threatens the candy-man to give him a sample so he can relieve murdering his wife, threatening some other customers in the process. [[spoiler:Then the candy-man reveals that Yanyo is already ''in'' a time loop, and has been for the last twenty years. While the other customers lived through the incident and found happiness, the candy-man was shot in the ensuing scuffle and died a few days later. Since he's the only one who can turn the time-loops on and off, Yanyo has [[GroundhogDayLoop condemned himself to reliving the same ten minutes over and over for all eternity]].]]

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* In "I Have What You Need", a story from the Vertigo Comics anthology ''Time Warp'', a candy-maker has a secret recipe that lets people relive the happiest ten minutes of their lives. A sadistic gangster, Elias Yanyo, threatens the candy-man to give him a sample so he can relieve murdering his wife, threatening some other customers in the process. [[spoiler:Then the candy-man reveals that Yanyo is already ''in'' a time loop, and has been for the last twenty years. While the other customers lived through the incident and found happiness, the candy-man was shot in the ensuing scuffle and died a few days later. Since he's the only one who can turn the time-loops on and off, Yanyo has [[GroundhogDayLoop condemned himself to reliving relive the same ten minutes over and over for all eternity]].]]



* ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' gave us [[MeaningfulName Ash and Dust]], [[AscendedDemon a devil kicked out of hell]] and [[FallenAngel an angel kicked out of heaven]], and their punishments: Ash will forever [[WalkingTheEarth wander through the world]] being able to do only good and being loved for it, while Dust will wander the world being able to do only evil and being hated for it, with Dust being unable to understand evil to boot due his nature (Ash, being a devil and thus a former angel to begin with, doesn't have this problem). Since their exile started, [[LoopholeAbuse Ash started doing good to people who suffer because they want to commit murder, mutilation and other sins but can't actually get on with it, while Dust mainly does evil to serial killers, that he gets jailed, and monsters, that he keeps as a collection]] (and is hunting Ash so he'll help him understand evil. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor He succeeds, and will regret it forevermore]]).

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* ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' gave us [[MeaningfulName Ash and Dust]], [[AscendedDemon a devil kicked out of hell]] and [[FallenAngel an angel kicked out of heaven]], and their punishments: Ash will forever [[WalkingTheEarth wander through the world]] being able to do only good and being loved for it, while Dust will wander the world being able to do only evil and being hated for it, with Dust being unable to understand evil to boot due his nature (Ash, being a devil and thus a former angel to begin with, doesn't have this problem). Since their exile started, [[LoopholeAbuse Ash started doing good to people who suffer because they want to commit murder, mutilation and other sins but can't actually get on with it, while Dust mainly does evil to serial killers, that he gets jailed, and monsters, that he keeps as a collection]] (and is hunting Ash so he'll help him understand evil. [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor He succeeds, succeeds and will regret it forevermore]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/{{Syngenesophobia}}'' has, aside from the general punishments of being grounded, limitations on their internet and TV use, and being forced to visit [[TheDreaded Aunt Ruth]] every weekend, each of the guilty sisters also gets a personal punishment based on their likes and hobbies. [[note]]In order: Lori can no longer talk to Bobby (and Bobby dumped her after learning about the ordeal), has parental settings on her phone, and can only use the car to go to work or school, Leni can no longer go to the mall, Luna has to give up all her musical equipment and stop performing (though she keeps her [=MP3=] player), Luan has to quit Funny Business and is no longer allowed to tell jokes, Lynn has to quit every sport team she's on and is forbidden from turning anything into a sport, or even dressing in sport clothes, Lucy has all her goth stuff taken away and is forbidden from writing poems, Lana has to stay clean and give up her exotic pets, Lola can no longer participate in pageants or dress as a princess, and Lisa has to sell her chemistry set to the school she teaches[[/note]] Lynn Sr. even threatens to whip them with his belt if they try to sidestep their punishments [[spoiler:(though it's clear that regrets doing this to them)]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/{{Syngenesophobia}}'' has, aside from the general punishments of being grounded, limitations on their internet and TV use, and being forced to visit [[TheDreaded Aunt Ruth]] every weekend, each of the guilty sisters also gets a personal punishment based on their likes and hobbies. [[note]]In order: Lori can no longer talk to Bobby (and Bobby dumped her after learning about the ordeal), has parental settings on her phone, and can only use the car to go to work or school, Leni can no longer go to the mall, Luna has to give up all her musical equipment and stop performing (though she keeps her [=MP3=] player), Luan has to quit Funny Business and is no longer allowed to tell jokes, Lynn has to quit every sport team she's on and is forbidden from turning anything into a sport, or even dressing in sport clothes, Lucy has all her goth stuff taken away and is forbidden from writing poems, Lana has to stay clean and give up her exotic pets, Lola can no longer participate in pageants or dress as like a princess, and Lisa has to sell her chemistry set to the school she teaches[[/note]] Lynn Sr. even threatens to whip them with his belt if they try to sidestep their punishments [[spoiler:(though it's clear that regrets doing this to them)]].



* ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' featured this when the boys accidentally wind up in hell and locked in a maze like corridor featuring their worst fears. (For Bill: It was getting kissed by old granny. Ted: Being chased by the Easter Bunny for stealing his brother's Easter basket as a child. For Both: Having to deal with a Military General pushing them to the brink (which was a reference from the first film). Luckily, challenging Death bails them out.

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' featured this when the boys accidentally wind up in hell and locked in a maze like maze-like corridor featuring their worst fears. (For Bill: It was getting kissed by old granny. Ted: Being chased by the Easter Bunny for stealing his brother's Easter basket as a child. For Both: Having to deal with a Military General pushing them to the brink (which was a reference from the first film). Luckily, challenging Death bails them out.



* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' reveals this to be the fate of [[spoiler:Red Skull, after he was teleported away in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. The Tesseract punished him for his crimes by transporting him to Vormir and giving him knowledge of how to get the Soul Stone. He knows what he has to do and heíd happily pay the price... but he canít. The price for the stone is [[KillTheOnesYouLove the life of a loved one]]. Red Skull ''[[TheSociopath doesnít have any loved ones]]''. [[AndIMustScream So heís been spent the last seventy-so years alone and miserable on Vormir, knowing that his lifeís goal is sitting right in front of him, but also that it is forever unattainable to him and itís all his own fault]]. Needless to say, [[DespairEventHorizon heís a hollow shell of his former self]] when Thanos and Gamora meet him.]]

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* ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' reveals this to be the fate of [[spoiler:Red Skull, Skull after he was teleported away in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. The Tesseract punished him for his crimes by transporting him to Vormir and giving him knowledge of how to get the Soul Stone. He knows what he has to do and heíd happily pay the price... but he canít. The price for the stone is [[KillTheOnesYouLove the life of a loved one]]. Red Skull ''[[TheSociopath doesnít have any loved ones]]''. [[AndIMustScream So heís been spent the last seventy-so years alone and miserable on Vormir, knowing that his lifeís goal is sitting right in front of him, but also that it is forever unattainable to him and itís all his own fault]]. Needless to say, [[DespairEventHorizon heís a hollow shell of his former self]] when Thanos and Gamora meet him.]]



* There's a joke: Joe lived a wild life, so he wasn't surprised to die and go to hell. He finds himself in a nightclub with no exit. The music is lousy, but he notices all the other patrons have a bottle of booze and a blond gal for company. He comments on how great this looks, and the guy at the next table says 'Don't be so happy; the bottle has a hole in it; and the blond [[BarbieDollAnatomy doesn't]]!'

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* There's a joke: Joe lived a wild life, so he wasn't surprised to die and go to hell. He finds himself in a nightclub with no exit. The music is lousy, but he notices all the other patrons have a bottle of booze and a blond blonde gal for company. He comments on how great this looks, and the guy at the next table says 'Don't be so happy; the bottle has a hole in it; it, and the blond blonde [[BarbieDollAnatomy doesn't]]!'



** Another joke (which can feature RealLife figures for parody): a man dies, goes to Hell, and gets to choose between three different punishments. The last room he sees is a man having sex with a beautiful woman. He says that he wants ''that'' one, naturally, so Satan turns toward the coital couple and says, "(Woman's name), your replacement is here!"

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** Another joke (which can feature RealLife figures for parody): a man dies, goes to Hell, Hell and gets to choose between three different punishments. The last room he sees is a man having sex with a beautiful woman. He says that he wants ''that'' one, naturally, so Satan turns toward the coital couple and says, "(Woman's name), your replacement is here!"



* Another joke: A priest that firmly believed SexIsEvil had a disciple. The priest died and some time later, the disciple died too. At the afterlife, the disciple saw the Priest with a gorgeous woman at his lap.

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* Another joke: A priest that firmly believed SexIsEvil had a disciple. The priest died and some time sometime later, the disciple died too. At the afterlife, the disciple saw the Priest with a gorgeous woman at his lap.



** In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', a rat catcher is killed, and discovers that he is due to be reincarnated - as a rat. He doesn't even believe in reincarnation, but it's made clear that ''reincarnation believes in him''.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', a rat catcher is killed, killed and discovers that he is due to be reincarnated - as a rat. He doesn't even believe in reincarnation, but it's made clear that ''reincarnation believes in him''.



* Referenced in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Edward believes he is dead, and at first believes it to be Heaven, since Bella's there...then comments that she [[ForbiddenFruit smells the same]], so it might be Hell.

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* Referenced in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'': Edward believes he is dead, and at first believes it to be Heaven, Heaven since Bella's there...then comments that she [[ForbiddenFruit smells the same]], so it might be Hell.



* In ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}},'' the BigBad's punishment is to be made into an immortal BarrierMaiden that essentially keeps the gates of Hell shut. Since the BigBad's goal was to essentially literally to unleash Hell, they can never complete their goal without taking their own life, and thus cannot rule over Hell like they wanted.

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* In ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}},'' the BigBad's punishment is to be made into an immortal BarrierMaiden that essentially keeps the gates of Hell shut. Since the BigBad's goal was to essentially literally to unleash Hell, they can never complete their goal without taking their own life, and thus cannot rule over Hell like as they wanted.



* Invoked explicitly by a devil in [[Literature/AWizardInRhyme "Her Majesty's Wizard"]]. The main character is having doubts that he truly is in a world where God and Satan literally and directly assist people in carrying out their goals, so in his dreams a devil shows him what Hell is like. A hedonist is tormented with constant sensations (fire and hot needles, probably not what he had in mind), a man who disclaimed any responsibility for their actions (and was diminished by each evil action) has parts of himself constantly drawn out of him, a man who could not make up his mind is frozen between two alternatives, a man who constantly sneered at others is threatened with being buried by the whole stinking mass of his life's insults, a materialist who said that he only believed in what he could touch and feel is surrounded by things which vanish slightly before he can touch them, and all of them completely alone, without any human contact, forever.
* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to amass a fortune was to be left bankrupted, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son taught to despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to Château d'If because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.

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* Invoked explicitly by a devil in [[Literature/AWizardInRhyme "Her Majesty's Wizard"]]. The main character is having doubts that he truly is in a world where God and Satan literally and directly assist people in carrying out their goals, so in his dreams dreams, a devil shows him what Hell is like. A hedonist is tormented with constant sensations (fire and hot needles, probably not what he had in mind), a man who disclaimed any responsibility for their actions (and was diminished by each evil action) has parts of himself constantly drawn out of him, a man who could not make up his mind is frozen between two alternatives, a man who constantly sneered at others is threatened with being buried by the whole stinking mass of his life's insults, a materialist who said that he only believed in what he could touch and feel is surrounded by things which vanish slightly before he can touch them, and all of them completely alone, without any human contact, forever.
* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to amass a fortune was to be left bankrupted, bankrupt, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son taught to despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to Château d'If because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.



** [[spoiler:"The Good Place" turns out to be fake, it's actually a new attempt at a different type of torture in the Bad Place by Michael, which forces Eleanor, Jason, Tahani and Chidi into things they consider nightmarish. Eleanor is surrounded by people better than her and guilt ridden all the time, Chidi is forced to make immoral and unethical choices left and right, Tahani is always being bested and Jason is left completely lost on how to deal with it.]]

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** [[spoiler:"The Good Place" turns out to be fake, it's actually a new attempt at a different type of torture in the Bad Place by Michael, which forces Eleanor, Jason, Tahani and Chidi into things they consider nightmarish. nightmarish; Eleanor is surrounded by people better than her and guilt ridden guilt-ridden all the time, Chidi is forced to make immoral and unethical choices left and right, Tahani is always being bested bested, and Jason is left completely lost on how to deal with it.]]



* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': The Season 6 episode, aptly titled "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" features Catherine O'Hara as a high powered female lawyer (who used her lawyering skills to keep greedy corporations wealthy to the detriment of ordinary people) arrested for a minor offense in a small backwards town. She's placed on trial and the lawyer assigned to defend her is a badly dressed nebbish whom she looks down on and despises. The nebbish loses the female lawyer's case but "wins" the chance to escape from the Mysterious Sealed Town in the Middle of Nowhere--by sitting in an electric chair and getting fried to death. (Mentioning that when he was a living lawyer, he was ''far'' more sleazy and unethical than she was.) The female lawyer then has to take the place of the nebbish, adopting his clothing, hairstyle and horribly crappy job as public defender. (At least until she too is presumably allowed to die.)

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* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': The Season 6 episode, aptly titled "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" features Catherine O'Hara as a high powered female lawyer (who used her lawyering skills to keep greedy corporations wealthy to the detriment of ordinary people) arrested for a minor offense in a small backwards town. She's placed on trial and the lawyer assigned to defend her is a badly dressed nebbish whom she looks down on and despises. The nebbish loses the female lawyer's case but "wins" the chance to escape from the Mysterious Sealed Town in the Middle of Nowhere--by Nowhere -- by sitting in an electric chair and getting fried to death. (Mentioning that when he was a living lawyer, he was ''far'' more sleazy and unethical than she was.) The female lawyer then has to take the place of the nebbish, adopting his clothing, hairstyle and horribly crappy job as a public defender. (At least until she too is presumably allowed to die.)



* GrandFinale of ''Series/TheShield:'' Vic's new "job" is actually a three-year probation as a pencil-pushing office drone. Instead of being out on the streets in the thick of the action, as the Strike Team often was, heís stuck at a desk, indoors (where temperatures and lights are strictly regulated), in a suit and tie. Heís not allowed to possess, let alone use, a weapon of any kind. If he wants to avoid going to prison (for all of the crimes he confessed to in front of his new supervisor), he has to obey the terms of the immunity deal to the letter, without any mistakes. Oh, and (1) his wife has taken the kids and run, on the order that he not be told anything about their new location, (2) his mistress vows he'll have nothing to do with her kid, and (3) his new co-workers do this for a living and donít care anything about him. Oh, and should Vic manage to make it for the three years, the Feds will simply cut him loose with his record known and no law enforcement agency will touch such an infamously corrupt cop. Simply put: no fame, no action, no authority, no breaks, no loopholes, only loneliness and his agreement.

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* GrandFinale of ''Series/TheShield:'' Vic's new "job" is actually a three-year probation as a pencil-pushing office drone. Instead of being out on the streets in the thick of the action, as the Strike Team often was, heís stuck at a desk, indoors (where temperatures and lights are strictly regulated), in a suit and tie. Heís not allowed to possess, let alone use, a weapon of any kind. If he wants to avoid going to prison (for all of the crimes he confessed to in front of his new supervisor), he has to obey the terms of the immunity deal to the letter, without any mistakes. Oh, and (1) his wife has taken the kids and run, on the order that he not be told anything about their new location, (2) his mistress vows he'll have nothing to do with her kid, and (3) his new co-workers do this for a living and donít care anything about him. Oh, and should Vic manage to make it for the three years, the Feds will simply cut him loose with his record known and no law enforcement agency will touch such an infamously corrupt cop. Simply put: no fame, no action, no authority, no breaks, no loopholes, loopholes; only loneliness and his agreement.



* In ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', Lucifer needs to get a formula to cure Chloe, unfortunate since the only person who knows it died and went to Hell. When he "dies for a short time," he finds the man reliving the incident where he chose to save his briefcase (containing his doctoral dissertation) rather than the driver, from a car accident. When he tells the guy that helping him "might" improve the situation, the guy gives up the formula, but of course, nothing changes for the man. Really unfortunate is that, since Luci no longer rules, he is treated like anyone else there and starts reliving the time where he was forced to kill his brother Uriel, with a soul-destroying blade. He needs to get rescued , by his mother.

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* In ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'', Lucifer needs to get a formula to cure Chloe, unfortunate since the only person who knows it died and went to Hell. When he "dies for a short time," he finds the man reliving the incident where he chose to save his briefcase (containing his doctoral dissertation) rather than the driver, from a car accident. When he tells the guy that helping him "might" improve the situation, the guy gives up the formula, but of course, nothing changes for the man. Really unfortunate is that, since Luci no longer rules, he is treated like anyone else there and starts reliving the time where he was forced to kill his brother Uriel, with a soul-destroying blade. He needs to get rescued , by his mother.



* Sisyphus was the trickiest Greek, so much so that several times he managed to trick the incarnation of death and/or the gods of the Underworld to avoid dying. When finally taken off to the Underworld for good, he was given a task he couldn't trick or think his way out of: to roll a heavy boulder uphill every day. And at the end of every single day, when he'd finally managed to do it, the boulder would roll back downhill and he'd have to start all over again. The gods might as well have just said "Okay smart guy, try thinking your way out of ''this'' one!" In case you're wondering why Sisyphus doesn't [[JustEatGilligan just stop trying to do the impossible]], it's stated that his hubris prevents him from admitting defeat.

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* Sisyphus was the trickiest Greek, so much so that several times he managed to trick the incarnation of death and/or the gods of the Underworld to avoid dying. When finally taken off to the Underworld for good, he was given a task he couldn't trick or think his way out of: to roll a heavy boulder uphill every day. And at the end of every single day, when he'd finally managed to do it, the boulder would roll back downhill and he'd have to start all over again. The gods might as well have just said said: "Okay smart guy, try thinking your way out of ''this'' one!" In case you're wondering why Sisyphus doesn't [[JustEatGilligan just stop trying to do the impossible]], it's stated that his hubris prevents him from admitting defeat.



** The famous [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] Creator/AlbertCamus wrote an essay on the topic and came to the conclusion that while at first it might seem like an eternal punishment, from an absurdist perspective, Sisyphus should be happy because he has a clear purpose and direction. Since he always has a goal, he is thriving on the hope and anticipation of achieving it. For example, one is happier anticipating when they're going on vacation than when the day actually arrives.

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** The famous [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] Creator/AlbertCamus wrote an essay on the topic and came to the conclusion that while at first first, it might seem like an eternal punishment, from an absurdist perspective, Sisyphus should be happy because he has a clear purpose and direction. Since he always has a goal, he is thriving on the hope and anticipation of achieving it. For example, one is happier anticipating when they're going on vacation than when the day actually arrives.



* The radio series ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' loves this trope, ranging from the Estate Agents Pit ("well, not so much a pit as a bijou basement property with unrealized potential") to the Enclosure of Eternally Pregnant Popes. Satan considers his own position to be an Ironic Punishment, and a particularly unfair one at that.

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* The radio series ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' loves this trope, ranging from the Estate Agents Pit ("well, not so much a pit as a bijou basement property with unrealized potential") to the Enclosure of Eternally Pregnant Popes. Satan considers his own position to be an Ironic Punishment, Punishment and a particularly unfair one at that.



* Attempted (and ''[[GoneHorriblyRight utterly failed]]'') in one legendary ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' story. The Great Ork Boss Tuska thought it would be a fun field trip for him and his Boyz to ''[[TooDumbToLive invade the Eye of Terror]]'' (For those not familiar with Warhammer lore, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace The Warp]] is basically the Christian Hell as [[CosmicHorrorStory envisioned by Lovecraft]].) The WAAAAGH! slaughtered everything the Warp could throw at them until they landed on a [[GeniusLoci sentient planet]] that spawned creatures that were more than a match for the Orks. A Daemon Prince of [[WarGod Khorne]] came upon the surviving Orks and [[CurbStompBattle slaughtered them all with a gesture.]] With his final breath, Tuska dragged himself over to the Prince, reached between the Daemon's legs with his power klaw and "[[GroinAttack made a gesture of his own.]]" [[spoiler: Khorne was so impressed with the Orks' mindless battle-lust that he resurrected them all, only so they could be slaughtered again. And again. And again. Forever. Unfortunately for him, Khorne really should have done his homework on the Orks beforehand - they're an entire race of AxCrazy barbarians whose only joy in life is [[BloodKnight fighting.]] To be restored to life every dawn, battle-ready and fully healed, and set against an enemy who will they can never defeat and will never stop fighting would be a FateWorseThanDeath for any other race, but for the Orks, it's a blessing beyond their wildest dreams. Instead of trapping them in an IronicHell, Khorne accidentally ''invented [[WarriorHeaven Ork Valhalla.]]'']]

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* Attempted (and ''[[GoneHorriblyRight utterly failed]]'') in one legendary ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' story. The Great Ork Boss Tuska thought it would be a fun field trip for him and his Boyz to ''[[TooDumbToLive invade the Eye of Terror]]'' (For those not familiar with Warhammer lore, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace The Warp]] is basically the Christian Hell as [[CosmicHorrorStory envisioned by Lovecraft]].) The WAAAAGH! slaughtered everything the Warp could throw at them until they landed on a [[GeniusLoci sentient planet]] that spawned creatures that were more than a match for the Orks. A Daemon Prince of [[WarGod Khorne]] came upon the surviving Orks and [[CurbStompBattle slaughtered them all with a gesture.]] With his final breath, Tuska dragged himself over to the Prince, reached between the Daemon's legs with his power klaw and "[[GroinAttack made a gesture of his own.]]" [[spoiler: Khorne was so impressed with the Orks' mindless battle-lust that he resurrected them all, only so they could be slaughtered again. And again. And again. Forever. Unfortunately for him, Khorne really should have done his homework on the Orks beforehand - they're an entire race of AxCrazy barbarians whose only joy in life is [[BloodKnight fighting.]] To be restored to life every dawn, battle-ready and fully healed, and set against an enemy who will they can never defeat and will never stop fighting would be a FateWorseThanDeath for any other race, but for the Orks, it's a blessing beyond their wildest dreams. Instead of trapping them in an IronicHell, Khorne accidentally ''invented [[WarriorHeaven Ork Valhalla.]]'']]



* If Film/MaryPoppins really did send Miss Andrews to Hell (as opposed to a fiery room beneath the Bank's house) in the stage version of the Disney musical, then it makes sense that before she went, the evil nanny had a dose of her own nasty Brimstone and Treacle that she had fed to the children and ended up stuck in a birdcage for eternity after she had caged that lark for so long. She even got a more angelic singer to [[DarkReprise echo her nasty song]] as she went.

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* If Film/MaryPoppins really did send Miss Andrews to Hell (as opposed to a fiery room beneath the Bank's Banks' house) in the stage version of the Disney musical, then it makes sense that before she went, the evil nanny had a dose of her own nasty Brimstone and Treacle that she had fed to the children and ended up stuck in a birdcage for eternity after she had caged that lark for so long. She even got a more angelic singer to [[DarkReprise echo her nasty song]] as she went.



** Finally, the ''VideoGame/UltimateCustomNight'' is hinted to be one [[spoiler:for the now dead [[KilledOffForReal for real this time]] William Afton, and it's very appropriate- the guy who [[BigBad made the Five Nights at Freddy's games happen]] is punished by being forced to play a ''Five Nights at Freddy's''game. And one that's ''even harder'' than the hells he put the protagonists through.]]
* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'': El Jefe is shown throughout the game to be a big-time CigarChomper. As revealed in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, upon his defeat, El Jefe was imprisoned and forced to roll Cuban cigars, and was also forbidden to smoke any of them.

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** Finally, the ''VideoGame/UltimateCustomNight'' is hinted to be one [[spoiler:for the now dead [[KilledOffForReal for real this time]] William Afton, and it's very appropriate- the guy who [[BigBad made the Five Nights at Freddy's games happen]] is punished by being forced to play a ''Five Nights at Freddy's''game.Freddy's'' game. And one that's ''even harder'' than the hells he put the protagonists through.]]
* ''VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'': El Jefe is shown throughout the game to be a big-time CigarChomper. As revealed in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, upon his defeat, El Jefe was imprisoned and forced to roll Cuban cigars, cigars and was also forbidden to smoke any of them.



** Thief is killed by Berserker at one point [[spoiler:though we later learn that he wasn't actually dead, just very grievously injured and probably only hallucinating]]. He ends up in his own personal Hell... which possesses every last bit of money, gold, and whatnot in the entire world. Thief is at first elated to be in this predicament, until a TricksterGod that had been commissioned to revive him points out the one downside to Thief's situation: He owns everything, so [[VictoryIsBoring now there's nothing left to STEAL]]. Thief immediately starts begging the god to get him out of there.

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** Thief is killed by Berserker at one point [[spoiler:though we later learn that he wasn't actually dead, just very grievously injured and probably only hallucinating]]. He ends up in his own personal Hell... which possesses every last bit of money, gold, and whatnot in the entire world. Thief is at first elated to be in this predicament, predicament until a TricksterGod that had been commissioned to revive him points out the one downside to Thief's situation: He owns everything, so [[VictoryIsBoring now there's nothing left to STEAL]]. Thief immediately starts begging the god to get him out of there.



* The FurryWebcomic ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', which is set in both heaven and hell (along with the living world), features this trope prominently. In its Hell, the people who end there are given punishments reminiscent of the way they lived or died, and are often denied memories from their past, making their ironic punishments even more cruel. The titular character is, at the same time, TheGrimReaper and the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Rage with LaserGuidedAmnesia, whose job, tag ''and'' amnesia are all punishment for his former sins from when he was alive. In fact, all the malevolent {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s became that way as a result of their acts and are punished in a way symbolic of the sin(s) they personify; save for the protagonist, they all prefer to see ThePunishment as more like a CursedWithAwesome, even if it obviously does not work that way. The whole basis for Hell in ''Jack'' seems to be a case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and LiteralGenie: A person who desperately wanted to believe his life was beyond his control suddenly found that it was; the embodiment of Lust found an endless supply of people to rape, but can't feel any of it... and, of course, the titular Jack wanted, more than anything, power over life and death, so he became the type of Reaper who has no control over who is reaped.

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* The FurryWebcomic ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', which is set in both heaven and hell (along with the living world), features this trope prominently. In its Hell, the people who end there are given punishments reminiscent of the way they lived or died, and are often denied memories from their past, making their ironic punishments even more cruel.crueler. The titular character is, at the same time, TheGrimReaper and the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Rage with LaserGuidedAmnesia, whose job, tag ''and'' amnesia are all punishment for his former sins from when he was alive. In fact, all the malevolent {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s became that way as a result of their acts and are punished in a way symbolic of the sin(s) they personify; save for the protagonist, they all prefer to see ThePunishment as more like a CursedWithAwesome, even if it obviously does not work that way. The whole basis for Hell in ''Jack'' seems to be a case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor and LiteralGenie: A person who desperately wanted to believe his life was beyond his control suddenly found that it was; the embodiment of Lust found an endless supply of people to rape, but can't feel any of it... and, of course, the titular Jack wanted, more than anything, power over life and death, so he became the type of Reaper who has no control over who is reaped.



* ''Webcomic/SpringTrapped'' posits that ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld'' is this for the Murderer/Purple Guy. The comic's version of the Purple Guy was a man who hated Freddy's (and incidentally ruined it for a lot of others), and is now forced to live in a world where pretty much everything takes cues from the restaurant. The creepy animatronics are not only very much alive, but the personification of Spring Bonnie (the suit that ''killed'' him) is one of his party members. Things not staying dead when they were supposed to caused him a lot of trouble in life, and now he's in a world where DeathIsCheap is the rule. Oh, and he's now the resident ButtMonkey and everyone thinks he's nuts.

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* ''Webcomic/SpringTrapped'' posits that ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld'' is this for the Murderer/Purple Guy. The comic's version of the Purple Guy was a man who hated Freddy's (and incidentally ruined it for a lot of others), others) and is now forced to live in a world where pretty much everything takes cues from the restaurant. The creepy animatronics are not only very much alive, but the personification of Spring Bonnie (the suit that ''killed'' him) is one of his party members. Things not staying dead when they were supposed to caused cause him a lot of trouble in life, and now he's in a world where DeathIsCheap is the rule. Oh, and he's now the resident ButtMonkey and everyone thinks he's nuts.



** In "the Algae's Greener," Plankton creates a device that allows him to travel to [[AlternateTimeline another reality]] where he is the owner of the Krusty Krab, and [[SecretIngredient the secret krabby patty recipe.]] Although he is happy at first, he decides to go back to his reality when he experiences first hand what Krabs has to endure to keep the restaurant afloat.

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** In "the "The Algae's Greener," Plankton creates a device that allows him to travel to [[AlternateTimeline another reality]] where he is the owner of the Krusty Krab, and [[SecretIngredient the secret krabby patty Krabby Patty recipe.]] Although he is happy at first, he decides to go back to his reality when he experiences first hand firsthand what Krabs has to endure to keep the restaurant afloat.



* Downplayed in an obscure Polish cartoon "666 Złych Uczynków" (666 Evil Deeds). Here Satan is an AffablyEvil guy (though he will use VoiceOfTheLegion and GlowingEyesOfDoom to motivate his workers or if angered) who would prefer to spend time on his hobbies. Unfortunately, all his hobbies of choice simply don't work in hell (ships in a bottle - to hot for the glue to stick, fish in an aquarium - same problem etc.)

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* Downplayed in an obscure Polish cartoon "666 Złych Uczynków" (666 Evil Deeds). Here Satan is an AffablyEvil guy (though he will use VoiceOfTheLegion and GlowingEyesOfDoom to motivate his workers or if angered) who would prefer to spend time on his hobbies. Unfortunately, all his hobbies of choice simply don't work in hell (ships in a bottle - to too hot for the glue to stick, fish in an aquarium - same problem problem, etc.)



** A similar joke tells of a stoner who dies and is given a choice between "the afterlife with fire" and "the afterlife with no fire". He chooses the latter, and is transported to an infinitely large cannabis field, with nary a lighter to be found.

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** A similar joke tells of a stoner who dies and is given a choice between "the afterlife with fire" and "the afterlife with no fire". He chooses the latter, latter and is transported to an infinitely large cannabis field, with nary a lighter to be found.


** For that matter, Ai's own servitude as the Hell Girl is also an ironic hell; as punishment for killing her family in an act of vengeance, and condemning them to fall into the pits of hell if she does not pay their ransom, she's doomed to take vengeance on other people's behalf and, in doing so, condemning both her clients and targets to fall into the pits of hell.

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** For that matter, Ai's own servitude as the Hell Girl is also an ironic hell; as punishment for killing her family village in an act of vengeance, and condemning them her family to fall into the pits of hell if she does not pay their ransom, she's doomed to take vengeance on other people's behalf and, in doing so, condemning both her clients and targets to fall into the pits of hell.


* An example found in poetry that refers to [[RealLife a real-life person]], the first verse of Vachel Lindsay's ''The Congo: A Study of the Negro Race'' (it's exactly what it sounds like) contains the line, ''"Listen to the yell of Leopold's ghost, / Burning in hell for his hand-maimed host. / Hear how the demons cackle and yell / Cutting his hands off down in hell."'' Leopold II, King of Belgium, was the colonizer of the Congo whose occupation and forced labor amounted to a genocide of the natives of that area, the death toll generally estimated (exact figures will likely never be known) to be somewhere around ten million people. Among his laws was that his soldiers had to present a (black) human hand for every bullet they fired as proof of an "enemy" killed. Because it can take more than one bullet to kill a man, somehow it evolved that chopping off a bystander's hand to save one's own skin was preferable to wasting a bullet.

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* An example found in poetry that refers to [[RealLife a real-life person]], the first verse of Vachel Lindsay's ''The Congo: A Study of the Negro Race'' (it's exactly what it sounds like) contains the line, ''"Listen to the yell of Leopold's ghost, / Burning in hell for his hand-maimed host. / Hear how the demons cackle and yell / Cutting his hands off down in hell."'' Leopold II, King of Belgium, was the colonizer of the Congo whose occupation and forced labor amounted to a genocide of the natives of that area, the death toll generally estimated (exact figures will likely never be known) to be somewhere around ten million people. Among his laws was that his soldiers had to present a (black) human hand for every bullet they fired as proof of an "enemy" killed. [[note]]Since ammunition had to be imported, and the authorities didn't want guards wasting time hunting[[/note]] Because it can take more than one bullet to kill a man, somehow it evolved that chopping off a bystander's hand to save one's own skin was preferable to wasting a bullet.


* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titual Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to ammass a fortune was to be left bankrupted, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son being taught to despice him, and the prosecutor who sent him to Château d'If because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.

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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titual titular Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to ammass amass a fortune was to be left bankrupted, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son being taught to despice despise him, and the prosecutor who sent him to Château d'If because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.see.
* The entry on Osama bin Laden in ''Literature:TheOnionBookOfKnownKnowledge'' describes the terrorist's punishment as being the only mail clerk at the still-standing Twin Towers, with the elevators always out of order, forced to deliver bulky objects like filing cabinets, couches, and television sets. Jumping off the tower to try and kill himself only increases his workload.


* There's a joke: Joe lived a wild life, so he wasn't surprised to die and go to hell. He finds himself in a nightclub with no exit. The music is lousy, but he notices all the other patrons have a bottle of booze and a blond gal for company. He comments on how great this looks, and the guy at the next table says 'Don't be so happy; the bottle has a hole in it; and the blond doesn't!'

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* There's a joke: Joe lived a wild life, so he wasn't surprised to die and go to hell. He finds himself in a nightclub with no exit. The music is lousy, but he notices all the other patrons have a bottle of booze and a blond gal for company. He comments on how great this looks, and the guy at the next table says 'Don't be so happy; the bottle has a hole in it; and the blond doesn't!'[[BarbieDollAnatomy doesn't]]!'


* This is a possible interpretation of the intentionally ambiguous ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. The VillainProtagonist, Captain Walker, is a war criminal. WordOfGod is that it is perfectly valid to believe that he died or was mortally wounded during the in media res introductory sequence and that the game actually takes place as a horrific DyingDream or as an Ironic Hell, SelfInflictedHell, and JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind. The game marks all hallucinatory cut scenes with a fade to white, as opposed to fade to black for all real events. All the endings fade to white.

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* This is a possible interpretation of the intentionally ambiguous ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. The VillainProtagonist, Captain Walker, is a war criminal. WordOfGod is that it is perfectly valid to believe that he Captain Walker, [[spoiler:a VillainProtagonist and war criminal]], died or was mortally wounded during the in media res introductory sequence and that the game actually takes place as a horrific DyingDream or as an Ironic Hell, SelfInflictedHell, and JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind. The game marks all hallucinatory cut scenes with a fade to white, as opposed to fade to black for all real events. All the endings fade to white.

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** A non-literal example occurs in "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain" where an older man, Harmon Gordon, is married to a much younger wife, Flora, who leads a selfish and youthful lifestyle that he is unable to keep up with and Flora stays married to him purely for financial support for her lavish way of life. Harmon ends up drinking a serum that takes 25 years off, appearing as a young man. However, he continues to regress until he's a toddler. Flora is then told she must raise Harmon now or she'll lose her extravagant lifestyle. Flora is punished by now becoming the older partner and forced to care for and financially support a younger person. By the time Harmon reaches maturity, Flora will be an old woman, getting her just desserts.

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* ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo:'' This is what the titual Count enacted on the men who wronged him. The coworker who betrayed him so he could have his coveted promotion, and who used said position to ammass a fortune was to be left bankrupted, the man who betrayed him because he coveted his fiancée had his wife and son being taught to despice him, and the prosecutor who sent him to Château d'If because he knew something that would ruin his reputation had all his past misdeeds dragged out for all of Paris to see.


** Finally, the ''VideoGame/UltimateCustomNight'' is hinted to be one [[spoiler:for the now dead [[KilledOffForReal for real this time]] William Afton, and it's appropriately punishing: he now has to go through what every night-guard in the series went through and survive the night with the murderous animatronics that he helped make (in [[GadgeteerGenius both]] [[HauntedTechnology ways]]). Being [[NintendoHard hard as fuck]], it's almost guaranteed that one of them will eventually catch and horrifically kill him, [[IWillTauntYou taunting him all the while]]. Combined with [[StylisticSuck inane cut-scenes]] and the fact that even if he does survive, it'll just reset again, Afton truly has fallen into the deepest pit of Hell made just for him.]]

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** Finally, the ''VideoGame/UltimateCustomNight'' is hinted to be one [[spoiler:for the now dead [[KilledOffForReal for real this time]] William Afton, and it's appropriately punishing: he now has to go through what every night-guard in very appropriate- the series went through and survive the night with the murderous animatronics that he helped make (in [[GadgeteerGenius both]] [[HauntedTechnology ways]]). Being [[NintendoHard hard as fuck]], it's almost guaranteed that one of them will eventually catch and horrifically kill him, [[IWillTauntYou taunting him all the while]]. Combined with [[StylisticSuck inane cut-scenes]] and the fact that even if he does survive, it'll just reset again, Afton truly has fallen into the deepest pit of Hell guy who [[BigBad made just for him.the Five Nights at Freddy's games happen]] is punished by being forced to play a ''Five Nights at Freddy's''game. And one that's ''even harder'' than the hells he put the protagonists through.]]


* In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/388353/best-hell-ever Best Hell Ever]], thanks to [[{{Troll}} Discord]] playing a prank, Twilight ends up in the punishment of a slothful pony, organizing the books in a library which has ''every'' book ever written, will be written, was never written, and will never be written. [[AHellOfATime Naturally, she LOVES it]], and after she actually [[BeyondTheImpossible manages to sort all the books]], she starts reading them. In the sequel, after being sent home when the mistake was discovered, she recruits Starlight to help her return and encounters several other hells, like an ObstructiveBureaucrat (or just completely inept due to sloth) who tried to get recruited into the infernal bureaucracy only to get trapped in filling out the paperwork for the position, a punishment still being set up where a greedy pony has all the wealth they could ever want but have nothing to buy with it since the stores are always a minute away from opening, and one where gluttonous ponies are forced to constantly give food away without being able to have a bite themselves. She also suggests making an [[GreenEyedMonster envious]] pony president of the fan club of the person she's jealous of when she stumbles into a meeting where a demon is chewing out another for not being able to come up with a punishment for envy, a keg party with pretty mares that where the kegs have holes in the bottom and the mares have none for Lust, a pony prideful for his accomplishments in life now gets graded for literally everything, and a sailor who swore gets a literal NarrativeProfanityFilter (which he seems to consider worse than having to be immersed in acid for eternity).

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* In [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/388353/best-hell-ever Best Hell Ever]], thanks to [[{{Troll}} Discord]] playing a prank, Twilight [[BadassBookworm Twilight]] ends up in the punishment of a slothful pony, IronicHell for sloth, organizing the books in a library which has ''every'' book ever written, will be written, was never written, and will never be written. [[AHellOfATime Naturally, she LOVES absolutely loves it]], and after she actually [[BeyondTheImpossible manages to sort all the books]], she starts reading them. In the sequel, after being sent home when the mistake was discovered, she recruits Starlight to help her return and encounters several other hells, like an ObstructiveBureaucrat (or just completely inept due to sloth) who tried to get recruited into the infernal bureaucracy only to get trapped in filling out the paperwork for the position, a punishment still being set up where a greedy pony has all the wealth they could ever want but have nothing to buy with it since the stores are always a minute away from opening, and one where gluttonous ponies are forced to constantly give food away without being able to have a bite themselves. She also suggests making an [[GreenEyedMonster envious]] pony president of the fan club of the person she's jealous of when she stumbles into a meeting where a demon is chewing out another for not being able to come up with a punishment for envy, a keg party with pretty mares that where the kegs have holes in the bottom and the mares have none for Lust, Lust (see the joke section of this page for more details), a pony prideful for his accomplishments in life now gets graded for literally everything, and a sailor who swore gets a literal NarrativeProfanityFilter (which he seems to consider worse than having to be immersed in acid for eternity).


* The BigBad of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a little speech about how all of the sacrifices are being punished in ironic ways for their hubristic attempts at human transmutation, essentially going to an ironic hell while still alive. The Elric brothers, who tried to bring back their mother, are both punished with loss: Ed, the eldest, had to deal with almost losing his brother, while Al is soul-bound to a suit of armour, unable to feel physical sensations and condemned to spend hours alone while everyone else sleeps. Izumi Curtis, who tried to bring back her lost child, suffered severe internal injuries that caused lasting debility and rendered her infertile. [[spoiler:Roy]], though, subverts it: while his blindness is some sort of commentary on his being a visionary, 1) he didn't even attempt human transmutation and only received the punishment because the bad guys basically hurled him bodily at the GateOfTruth, and 2) [[spoiler:his closest ally and ImpliedLoveInterest is literally ''named'' Hawkeye and is basically guaranteed to minimise its impact]].

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* The BigBad of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a little speech about how all of the sacrifices are being punished in ironic ways for their hubristic attempts at human transmutation, essentially going to an ironic hell while still alive. The Elric brothers, who tried to bring back their mother, are both punished with loss: Ed, the eldest, had to deal with almost losing his brother, while Al is soul-bound to a suit of armour, unable to feel physical sensations and condemned to spend hours alone while everyone else sleeps. Izumi Curtis, who tried to bring back her lost child, suffered severe internal injuries that caused lasting debility and rendered her infertile. [[spoiler:Roy]], though, subverts it: while his blindness is supposedly some sort of commentary on his being a visionary, at least according to said BigBad, 1) he didn't even attempt human transmutation and only received the punishment because the bad guys basically hurled him bodily at the GateOfTruth, and 2) [[spoiler:his closest ally and ImpliedLoveInterest is literally ''named'' Hawkeye and is basically guaranteed to minimise its impact]].

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* The BigBad of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a little speech about how all of the sacrifices are being punished in ironic ways for their hubristic attempts at human transmutation, essentially going to an ironic hell while still alive. The Elric brothers, who tried to bring back their mother, are both punished with loss: Ed, the eldest, had to deal with almost losing his brother, while Al is soul-bound to a suit of armour, unable to feel physical sensations and condemned to spend hours alone while everyone else sleeps. Izumi Curtis, who tried to bring back her lost child, suffered severe internal injuries that caused lasting debility and rendered her infertile. [[spoiler:Roy]], though, subverts it: while his blindness is some sort of commentary on his being a visionary, 1) he didn't even attempt human transmutation and only received the punishment because the bad guys basically hurled him bodily at the GateOfTruth, and 2) [[spoiler:his closest ally and ImpliedLoveInterest is literally ''named'' Hawkeye and is basically guaranteed to minimise its impact]].

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