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* Similarly to the above, although more related on this page, this same effect could produce any character that is a CompleteMonster.

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* Similarly to the above, although more related on this page, this same effect could produce any character that is a CompleteMonster.CompleteMonster (for obvious reasons).

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* Similarly to the above, although more related on this page, this same effect could produce any character that is a CompleteMonster.


* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) and very, '''very''' evil people who have committed horrific acts would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Or look Karla Homolka in the eyes.

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* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) and very, '''very''' evil people who have committed horrific acts would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy.Bundy. Or look Karla Homolka in the eyes.


* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) and very, '''very''' evil people responsible for horrific acts would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Or look Karla Homolka in the eyes.

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* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) and very, '''very''' evil people responsible for who have committed horrific acts would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Or look Karla Homolka in the eyes.


* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider Ted Bundy. Or look Karla Homolka in the eyes.

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* Psychopaths (that is, people who meet the clinical definition of the word) and very, '''very''' evil people responsible for horrific acts would often produce this strange effect on ''other'' people. Consider Ted Bundy.Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Or look Karla Homolka in the eyes.


* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anencephaly Anencephaly]] Is rare birth defect that causes a baby to be born with no brain other than the brain stem. Fortunately for them such babies rarely live long and presumably have no consciousness and are thus [[FeelNoPain unaware of their condition]].


* A related concept from philosophy is the [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Philosophical_zombie philosophical zombie (p-zombie)]]. A p-zombie is an entity that is physically and behaviourally indistinguishable from a human being. However, a p-zombie has no inner life--that is, no conscious experiences. All of a p-zombie's actions are ultimately just responses to stimuli. It is argued that, even if they don't exist, the fact that p-zombies are logically possible means that consciousness is not a purely physical phenomenon and that a mind is not entirely the product of physical systems (the brain and body).
* Some clinically depressed people don't feel sad, so much as '''''completely numb''''' on the inside.
* Also a sensation produced by child abuse. Hence the common description of such acts as "soul-destroying".


May overlap with SanaticArchetype, an evil character based on {{Satan}}.

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May overlap with SanaticArchetype, SatanicArchetype, an evil character based on {{Satan}}.


Compare with TheUnfettered, a similar but more mundane (and less inherently evil) trope.

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Compare May overlap with TheUnfettered, a similar but more mundane (and less inherently evil) trope.
SanaticArchetype, an evil character based on {{Satan}}.



* Aku from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''. As a demonic being and an absolute monster who's MadeOfEvil, he doesn't have a soul and that's one of the main reasons why ''the only way to end him'' is [[CessationOfExistence to cease him from existence forever]].



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartman's woodland critters (in addition to being pure evil) are this trope.
** Cartman once spread the idea that gingers have no souls. Kyle said that Cartman was just being an asshole, but then the town's gingers started acting ''very'' creepy and abducting other children [[spoiler: under Cartman's orders]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartman's woodland critters (in addition to being pure evil) are this trope.
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In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Cartman once spread the idea that gingers have no souls. Kyle said that Cartman was just being an asshole, but then the town's gingers started acting ''very'' creepy and abducting other children [[spoiler: under Cartman's orders]].


* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': This is called "going Hollow" in the game's vernacular. There are plenty of Undead around, but they're pretty much just regular people: it's the Hollows who are truly dangerous, as they are Undead who have completely lost their minds and feel nothing but a deep, deep hunger for other people's Humanity [[note]](Humanity is a game meter or stat that measures closeness to sanity and sapience, separate from the Souls meter, which is more akin to a spiritual PowerLevel)[[/note]] in a vain effort to stay sane themselves. There are lots and lots of entities who gorge on Humanity, and if they don't have any, will go to great lengths to obtain some. Like the Darkwraiths who drain it from unwilling victims, or the people of Oolacile siphoning it out of “dead” gods to disastrous effects. [[EnforcedTrope This includes every player character]] ''[[PlayerVersusPlayer ever]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': This is called "going Hollow" in the game's vernacular. There are plenty of Undead around, but they're pretty much just regular people: it's the Hollows who are truly dangerous, as they are Undead who have completely lost their minds and feel nothing but a deep, deep hunger for other people's Humanity [[note]](Humanity is a game meter or stat that measures closeness to sanity and sapience, separate from the Souls meter, which is more akin to a spiritual PowerLevel)[[/note]] in a vain effort to stay sane save themselves. Much like a zombie, Hollows will not suddenly revert to a sane Undead no matter how much humanity they gorge on. There are lots and lots of entities who gorge on Humanity, Humanity and if they don't have any, will go to great lengths to obtain some. Like Be they Undead like the Darkwraiths who drain it from unwilling victims, or the now Hollow people of Oolacile siphoning it out of “dead” gods to disastrous effects. [[EnforcedTrope This includes every player character]] ''[[PlayerVersusPlayer ever]]''.


* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': This is called "going Hollow" in the game's vernacular. There are plenty of Undead around, but they're pretty much just regular people: it's the Hollows who are truly dangerous, as they are Undead who have completely lost their minds and feel nothing but a deep, deep hunger for other people's souls in a vain effort to heal themselves. There are lots and lots of entities who gorge on Souls, and if they don't have any, will go to great lengths to obtain some. [[EnforcedTrope This includes every player character]] ''[[PlayerVersusPlayer ever]]''.

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': This is called "going Hollow" in the game's vernacular. There are plenty of Undead around, but they're pretty much just regular people: it's the Hollows who are truly dangerous, as they are Undead who have completely lost their minds and feel nothing but a deep, deep hunger for other people's souls Humanity [[note]](Humanity is a game meter or stat that measures closeness to sanity and sapience, separate from the Souls meter, which is more akin to a spiritual PowerLevel)[[/note]] in a vain effort to heal stay sane themselves. There are lots and lots of entities who gorge on Souls, Humanity, and if they don't have any, will go to great lengths to obtain some.some. Like the Darkwraiths who drain it from unwilling victims, or the people of Oolacile siphoning it out of “dead” gods to disastrous effects. [[EnforcedTrope This includes every player character]] ''[[PlayerVersusPlayer ever]]''.


* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anencephaly Anencephaly]] Is rare birth defect that causes a baby to be born with no brain other than the brain stem. Fortunately for them such babies rarely live long and presumably have no consciousness and are thus [[FeelNoPain unaware of their condition]]

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anencephaly Anencephaly]] Is rare birth defect that causes a baby to be born with no brain other than the brain stem. Fortunately for them such babies rarely live long and presumably have no consciousness and are thus [[FeelNoPain unaware of their condition]]condition]].


* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the Gray Men are also known as this. They give up their souls to the Dark One, serving as his assassins. It leaves them near invisible for some reason, as their eyes will slide past the Gray Man like they aren't even there.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', the Gray Men are also known as this. They give up their souls to the Dark One, serving as his assassins. It leaves them near invisible for some reason, as their They are [[HiddenInPlainSight completely visible]] but people's [[FailedASpotCheck eyes will slide past past]] the Gray Man like they aren't even there.


* Narration in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' indicates that the [[TheAssimilator X Parasites]] may be able to absorb and mimic the bodies, abilities, and memories of its prey, but they can't mimic the soul. Indeed, the SA-X looks exactly like Samus [[WindowsOfTheSoul except]] for its BlankWhiteEyes, and it is driven by the same bestial instincts as the other X.

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* Narration in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' indicates that the [[TheAssimilator X Parasites]] may be able to absorb and mimic the bodies, abilities, and memories of its prey, but they can't mimic the soul. Indeed, the SA-X looks exactly like Samus [[WindowsOfTheSoul except]] except for its BlankWhiteEyes, and it is driven by the same bestial instincts as the other X.


** Lord Voldemort is a lesser example. Because of all the [[SoulJar Horcruxes]] he made, very little of his actual soul remains inside his body, which seems to have been largely responsible for the sociopathic but self-controlled Tom Riddle's degeneration into the AxeCrazy Voldemort. The actual remnant of Voldemort's soul is portrayed as a stunted, dwarfish being trapped in Limbo.

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** Lord Voldemort is a lesser example. Because of all the [[SoulJar Horcruxes]] he made, very little of his actual soul remains inside his body, which seems to have been largely responsible for the sociopathic but self-controlled Tom Riddle's degeneration into the AxeCrazy AxCrazy Voldemort. The actual remnant of Voldemort's soul is portrayed as a stunted, dwarfish being trapped in Limbo.

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