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He just wants to live a quiet life
A Peaceful Afterlife is a Fusion Fic of Hazbin Hotel and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure by WriteAnon.

Yoshikage Kira winds up in hell and, unsurprisingly, doesn't much care for it. With his new home totally incompatible with his preferred lifestyle, Kira is left with few options. But news of a hotel, one that redeems sinners, promises an alternative.

Another story by the same author, Helluva Job, is set in the same universe, and there's a sequel focusing on Vinegar Doppio, called Only The Results, currently in progress.


A Peaceful Afterlife provides examples of:

  • Absentee Actor: Niffty is on paid leave while the story takes place.
  • Affably Evil: Most of HOLY DIVER's crew have an airy sort of good humor about them, but Moonshine (Impostor Captain Tenille) is easily the most outright jovial. Be it his good relations with Cherri Bomb or his politeness towards Charlie, even when killing people he strives to be friendly.
  • Agent Peacock: Kira is a tall pink cat man who loves wearing tailored Valentino suits and is much tidier and well-groomed than most demons. He's still one of the most dangerous people in Hell.
  • A Love to Dismember: Kira's MO when alive. He nearly relapses several times with Charlie.
  • Ascended Extra: Many of DIO's men go from one-off villains to members of his elite gang. The biggest examples are Gray Fly and the fake Captain Tennille, who are recurring antagonists and much more powerful than in canon.
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  • Beast Man: Hell is populated by such creatures, naturally, but Stand Users appear to possess traits from their Stands, in addition to inheriting their powers. Kira, naturally, is a pink cat-man.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: In the first chapters, Kira's demon neighbors tell him to "unstraighten it up and sin a bit" because his deliberately normal life is creeping them all out. Kira was a Serial Killer in life, and in Hell he was a notorious hitman for HOLY DIVER prior to breaking it off. He obliges by murdering them all with Sheer Heart Attack.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Charlie might be a sweet princess, but she's a sweet demon princess. When pushed to her limit, Charlie kills the exorcists God Given created with his powers and holds him in place to let Kira's final attack kill him.note 
  • Bittersweet Ending: Kira dies at the end, but he does so saving the others. Unlike other demons, his soul, represented by gold smoke, ascends away and he meets with a being who may be God. He is told he is not redeemed, but proven himself redeemable, and he is reborn as his JoJolion counterpart. From what we know from canon, it is a Foregone Conclusion that he will earn his way to heaven this time around.
    • For the others, their friend Kira is dead. But they see how his death is different from others. They don't know he has been reborn, but they have hope he escaped hell and received some form of redemption.
  • Came Back Strong: Stand Users in Hell tend to expand upon their abilities during their stay. Kira's powers are essentially the same, albeit with more creative applications as time goes on, though he does discover new variations as time goes on. Most notable is HOLY DIVER (AKA none other than DIO), who can now stop time for an undefined period, and can even create 'bubbles' of frozen/unfrozen time to restrain people or have someone else move about in the frozen time. Combine that with the fact that he's inherited The World's strength and speed, it's easy to see how he became a lord of Hell itself.
    • God Given (AKA Donatello Versus) has essentially the same powers as he did on earth, but since this is Hell he can freely summon an army of exorcists to do his bidding, making him one of the most outright deadly demons in Hell.
  • Climax Boss: God Given's attack on the Hazbin Hotel qualifies, as several of HOLY DIVER's other lieutenants join the raid, resulting in the cast ultimately finding themselves facing one of them each. It also showcases the culmination of Kira's work to redeem himself, and Charlie coming to terms with her approach on redeeming demons (while recognizing that some are just too far gone).
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Vaggie is this to Charlie, though she has a legitimate reason to dislike Kira, him being a Serial Killer and all. She gets better once it becomes clear that Kira is striving to be a better person.
  • Character Development: All the hotel staff, save Nifty, grow significantly as people.
    • Angel Dust starts taking redemption and Charlie's feelings more seriously. He turns down drugs at one point when he realizes he doesn't want to disappoint her.
    • Charlie never stops being kind and continues to believe in her patients, but she can indulge their jokes and better talk with them, as seen when she plays along with Angel Dust's joke about whether its gay to have sex with a clone of yourself.
    • Vaggie becomes more trusting of Kira and begins to think that anyone who tries hard enough can be redeemed, just like Charlie.
    • Husk stays the most like his canon self, but he gets to show a brighter side. He ends up respecting Kira, gets to show how savvy he is, and he decides to pour out a drink rather than get drunk when his friend dies.
    • Kira himself goes from (barely) tolerating the antics and drivel of the other characters to genuinely caring for them and striving to protect them.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Kira meeting HOLY DIVER, aka DIO, a man who employed Kira's father Yoshihiro, immediately upon death is acknowledged by HOLY DIVER, who sees it as fate.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Several, but most spectacular is Charlie reaching her Rage Breaking Point and single-highhandedly eviscerating God Given's army of Exorcist constructs and smashing the ever-loving shit out of him.
    • Kira also gets one in on God Given when the latter foolishly challenged him to a one-on-one fight. Kira even throws in a mocking 'WRRRYYYYY' as insult to injury.
  • Didn't Think This Through: God Given originally thought Charlie as a spoiled princess. He admits to himself that he should have remembered that she was the princess of 'Hell', and despite her disarming attitude Charlotte Magne is the daughter of two of the oldest and most powerful beings in creation. With all the power such breeding entails.
  • The Dreaded: News of HOLY DIVER's return to Hell inspires an Oh, Crap! reaction from everyone who hears it, even Alastor is implied to be distressed by the thought of HOLY DIVER resurrecting his empire, not that he ever lets on.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: Charlie and Angel Dust adore Kira's abs. Even after Charlie and Vaggie make out, Charlie admits she wants to eat off of them. Even Vaggie admits that Kira is incredibly handsome, noting she's gay, not blind.
    • Angel Dust is more concerned when Kira's abs and pecs are cut up than he is with losing an arm and the hotel taking major damage.
    • Kira, unsurprisingly, spends much of the first half of the story boggling at Charlie's hands, her being the most humanoid thing in hell and quite attractive to boot. He gets over it completely once he starts caring more for her well-being than his own redemption.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Husk is openly against kicking Kira out of the house, as the next likely thing is HOLY DIVER snatching him up again, by force if needed before conducting a purge of the squatters in his old territory. Husk views the subsequent death as being on the hotel's hands in such an event and refuses to let it happen.
    • Angel Dust draws the line at incest, and finds the Cenobites to be "too creepy to screw", stating he'll do anything for money, but they do it for fun.
  • Fear Is the Appropriate Response:
    • God Given bluntly admits that he's scared of Kira, and that he'd be stupid to not fear the guy.
    • Being frozen in pants-wetting terror in the presence of HOLY DIVER is considered to be an acceptable response, though he considers it impolite to continue to do so.
  • Foreshadowing: In chapter 8 Vaggie says "If you think 'kind' means 'weak', you're in for a nasty surprise." Come chapter 16 when Charlie's berserk button is hit hard enough to make her unleash her 'real' power on a suitably terrified God Given.
  • From a Single Cell: Very few things can permanently kill demons, as they'll eventually regenerate. It's to the point where decapitation is seen as a valid way of restraining someone.
  • Gargle Blaster: Angel Dust's 'wine'. It's actually a mix of grape juice and rubbing alcohol, but demon physiology allows drinkers to withstand the poisonous elements and merely become profoundly drunk.
  • Glad-to-Be-Alive Sex: Downplayed. Charlie fumbles with this as the explanation for why she kissed Kira after killing God Given.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The same knife HOLY DIVER used to mortally wound Kira is what ultimately spells his doom, as Kira had made himself into a contact bomb. The instant HOLY DIVER touched the knife, his fate was sealed.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Kira can turn anything into a bomb. In the first chapter, he kills a mugger with the money the guy was trying to steal, and later he uses peanuts as bombs.
  • Ironic Hell: Hazbin Hotel's chaotic, rough, and degenerate setting is pretty much exactly this for Kira, who's now living in exactly the type of environment he hates most and has no real chance to live the peaceful life he wants most.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Demons have From a Single Cell levels of healing. Kira's ability to completely vaporize someone makes him capable of killing demons without Seraphim weapons.
    • Donatello Versus/God Given's powers now allow him to create constructs based on memories, rather than just outright replays. This does away with his previous weakness of recreating the circumstances of the original survivors, but people can conduct actions and receive results that were not part of the original memory. So while finding the right hiding place can't be used to avoid the Exorcists he creates, the constructs can be fought like normal, allowing the gang to survive until Kira kills God Given..
  • Made a Slave: In chapter 4, Poker Face uses his power to enslave Sir Pentious to Cherri Bomb.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: All over the place. Justified, in that demons can regenerate from just about anything given enough time, and therefore tend to regard things like dismemberment and decapitation as inconvenient. It's telling that Angel is more peeved about blood on his favorite top and his hairdo being ruined than he is about losing an arm.
  • Morphic Resonance: Stand Users tend to retain traits from their Stand in their demon forms, like Kira being a pink cat demon, Grey Fly having bug attributes, and HOLY DIVER wearing The World's armor.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Kira is quite handsome, and actually takes measures to make himself look nice. Angel Dust much appreciates it, as does Charlie.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Every JoJo character and OC are named for songs or musicians. Three guesses who HOLY DIVER is.
    • The infamous Duwang is mentioned when Vaggie tries looking up Kira's history.
  • Mugging the Monster: In the first chapter, a demon tries to mug Kira. It ends about as well for him as you'd think.
  • The Nicknamer: Angel Dust has a field day with Kira, eventually settling on Killer Queen, ironically.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: This is the big fear factor with Kira's Mr. Clean persona. He's some demon no one's ever met who can make people vanish with an ability no one's ever heard of. Charlie has Kira take an interview and spread his identity to defy this trope. He goes from a complete unknown who makes people disappear for HOLY DIVER to just some (powerful) demon. This takes away the main reason HOLY DIVER wants him back under his employ.
  • No Respect Guy: God Given is this in spades. Almost everyone who knows him mocks him for his Entitled Bastard motives and generally Jerkass personality. Though even the people who mock him to his face freely admit he's one of the most powerful demons around.
  • Odd Friendship: Angel Dust and Kira. Angel Dust goes from an annoyance to Kira to the man's undisputed best friend.
  • Oh, Crap!: The Demons who had the misfortune of staging an intervention on Yoshikage Kira barely have time to have this reaction before they (and the apartment building) get blown to kingdom come.
  • Original Flavor: The author does an impressive job of keeping the tone of both original series. The majority of the story keeps with the debauched, comical nature of Hazbin Hotel, but the fights manage to incorporate the Outside-the-Box Tactics and Indy Ploys of JoJo.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Stand powers are this to Hell. Nobody in Hell has any idea what Stands are (When Vaggie looks up Kira's history, she thinks that 'stand' refers to the musical term), and Stand Users keep their Stand's power after death, so Stand Users have abilities nobody is looking for, like Kira's power to make anything he touches explode.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Stand users in hell have their Stand's power, so they have a real leg up with this. Kira and HOLY DIVER are standout examples.
  • Physical God: Charlie turns out to be this. When forced to fight, she proves to be possibly the physically strongest character in the setting. She is Lucifer's daughter, after all.
  • Psycho Rangers: The showdown between the Hazbin Hotel staff and God Given's hit squad boils down to this:
    • Moonshine is God Given's personal confidant and fights with a spear, mirroring Vaggie's relationship with Charlie.
    • Gray Fly/Bug Boogie is an insectoid hitman who causes a lot of collateral damage with his powers; and ends up facing Angel, a spider-themed demon who settles his problems with More Dakka.
    • Poker Face is a master gambler; it was inevitable that he'd decide to settle things with Husk - a clever card shark, himself - through a card game.
    • God Given himself applies as this to Charlie; they're both heirs to powerful overlords of Hell, and find themselves struggling to escape the shadow of their sires.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Kira announces at dinner that he killed 48 women (and 40-50 other collateral killings) and kept the hands as girlfriends. This doesn't come off as the shocking reveal he thought it would because everyone there is in Hell, no one is surprised. Charlie just thinks he's admitting it as part of his goal for redemption.
    • Early in the story, Kira continues to maintain the quiet lifestyle he had in the living world in Hell. Keeping to himself, paying his bills, dressing like he did when he was alive, going to work, using his human name and not engaging in crimes or vices thinking it will make him as unnoticeable in death as it did in life. His neighbors find his "normal" behavior extremely abnormal because they're in Hell. He's there because he's evil and did something horrible while he was alive, but refuses to act like it, which the demons take as him saying he's better than them, which they find highly insulting.
    • Charlie has Angel Dust attempt to go full cold turkey with his drug addiction. It causes him to go full-on jittery and paranoid like a real life junkie would.
  • Sequel Hook: Even before the sequel fics came out, the epilogue contained a scene where Trouble/Pucci, Crossroads/Vanilla Ice, and Boadicea/Enyaba reflect on how HOLY DIVER's death doesn't mean the end of his master plan. As Rose/High Priestess retrieves Poker Face's soul-chip, Trouble concludes that their pursuit of "Heaven" is not yet over...
  • Serial Killer: Kira, of course, but unlike in life, in hell he was a hitman for HOLY DIVER.
  • Ship Tease: Kira is immediately attracted to Charlie's hands but eventually forms a sort of emotional connection with her, although it's far from a proper "romance". Charlie herself is outright stated to be physically attracted to Kira, but doesn't seem to consider Kira as anything but a patient.
    • Angel Dust is constantly hurling come-ons and innuendo Kira's way, and comes close to seducing him on several occasions. In the end, though, they remain just friends.
  • Show Within a Show: It's Dahm Good is mentioned several times during the story, most memorably with Dahmer saying "With a positive mental attitude and a sharp knife, any sidewalk can be your grocery store."
  • Shout-Out: When Cherri questions how Holy Diver is back after being taken to heaven by Exterminators, Poker Face asks if he was supposed to go to Detroit.
  • Side Bet: When Kira first arrives in the Hotel, Vaggie starts a betting pool over what he's in hell for. Vaggie bets on Serial Killer, Razzle and Dazzle on Unit 731, while Husk bets on pedophile. Vaggie wins.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Cherri Bomb slips some MDMA into Kira's drink to loosen him up and make it easier for his old allies to come fetch him. They get a little more than they bargained for when it turns out that being high also loosens most of Kira's inhibitions about gruesome explodey murder. Everyone in that club would probably have died if Angel hadn't intervened and dragged Kira away.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Kira's erasing bombs are to Hazbin what time manipulation abilities are to JoJo, making him one of the few things in Hell that can perma-kill demons. It's no wonder he's so doggedly pursued by his old boss. Balanced by Kira's general aversion to conflict and later dedication to redeeming himself.
  • Straight Edge Evil: Kira. It actually creeps his demonic neighbors out that he doesn't do drugs, isn't casually violent, never has sex, and generally lives a simple, crime and vice-free lifestyle. Everyone knows that people who are actually that clean don't go to hell, so they either think Kira is trying to hold it over them, or that there's something really bad under the neat exterior.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Kira is the main protagonist after all. The fact that his bombs can kill demons by completely destroying them makes him one of the most dangerous beings in hell.
  • Supreme Chef: Everyone at the hotel loves Kira's cooking. Even Alastor, who admits he usually prefers western food, likes it.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Inverted. Kira trying to maintain the lifestyle he had on Earth by doing the exact same things he did to go unnoticed while alive makes him stick out like a sore thumb in Hell.
    • Played Straight with Kira's Mr. Clean persona. Angel Dust notes how a nobody like Kira could easily brush up against a target, boobytrap a doorknob, or deliver a package to blow someone up without them ever seeing it coming.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kira ends up delivering a rather piercing one to HOLY DIVER at the end. The end of it is particularly brutal, as Kira gleefully punches his target's hidden Berserk Button regarding their daddy issues with Dario Brando:
    Kira: You may not have found your mother, Dio, but at least you can live the rest of your afterlife knowing you made your daddy so proud!
  • Villain Respect: While not the villain of the story, Kira is an unrepentant serial killer with a penchant for hands, but even he can muster a modicum of respect for Angel Dust's commitment to maintain his appearance.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Kira kills ZZ and Anubis shortly after landing in Hell.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: God Given is wholly consumed with earning his father's approval, to the extent of disobeying orders and recklessly endangering himself and his team on multiple occasions.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: As times goes on, Kira slowly but surely develops attachment to the others in the hotel, eventually becoming outright affection. Fittingly enough for Kira, this newfound regard for the feelings and wellbeing of others is initially met with confusion and annoyance, though he comes to grudgingly accept it as a positive change.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: This is Charlie's theory about how things like addictions work in Hell. Since demons no longer have a physical body to develop dependence on things like drugs or have mental disorders, they're just acting like they still have the problems out of inertia, and they can be trained out of the habit.

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