Death is the proposed crossing point between life and all of its biological functions, and the afterlife which comes in many flavours. Death can also refer to the personification of the process, one of the four horsemen cloaked in a black robe carrying a scythe.

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Movie that reminds of “The Stuff”, but is like more mutation-like..?

When I was a bit younger I watched an old 80's movie on Showtime that still stick to my mind to this day. There is a poison or diseases that cause heavy mutation and death. Most of it is taking ...
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Looking for a short story about a man who freezes his brain and awakens inside a computer

Does anyone remember reading this story? He dies, his brain is frozen, and he awakens to find he's far in the future, and future humans have put his brain into a computer, and he's excited at first, ...
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How many times is Captain Picard shown to die or implied to die on TNG?

In the episode "Tapestry," Picard gets stabbed in the heart. I think that scene is showed a few times on that episode. And in the episode "Cause and Effect" the Enterprise explodes over and over. This ...
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How could the Marauder's Map detect something which Death could not?

According to this article on the Marauder's Map, and from the general knowledge acquired through the books and movies, it is quite clear that nothing is hidden from the map. This includes even the ...
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Will seeing a Muggle death allow one to see Thestrals?

Will seeing a Muggle death allow one to see Thestrals? Can anyone provide canon examples either way?
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Story about a dying man on an asteroid, accompanied by a robot/android

Sometime between seventh and eighth grade I stumbled upon a story which stuck with me, even though I forgot the title and the author. As far as I can remember, the story went that this ...
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What would happen if Rogue touched or was touched by Death (Grim-reaper)?

What would happen if Rogue touched or was touched by Death (Grim-reaper) ? Would she steal death's power and kill him instead? Seems like it might be a paradox...
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Death Curses and Near Death Experiences in the Dresden Files

In the Dresden Files a Wizard can cast a Death Curse; a final, vengeful burst of magic that feeds off their life energy. This was established before the energy/soul distinction, so which one Harry was ...
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Why do Jedis die in different ways? [duplicate]

When Darth Vader killed Obi Wan in Episode IV, he vanished completely into thin air. But when Darth Maul (Phantom Menace) killed Qui Gonn Jinn in Episode I, his corpse just lay there with a big hole ...
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What happened to elves when they died or lost the will to live?

I understand that the elves want to Valinor when they died. However, sometimes they took boats to Valinor, such as at the end of Lord of the Rings, and other times they died of injury and had no ...
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Is there an episode of Game of Thrones where nobody dies?

So, after watching S4E08 - the Mountain and the Viper - I got to wondering. Is there any episode of Game of Thrones where nobody dies? I've watched every episode so far (and read all the books), but I ...
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In the Harry Potter Universe, is Death deadly?

This might sound like a very dumb question, but bear with me. Acording to the question Does Death really exist in Harry Potter? Death is presumably real since it gave 3 different objects to the ...
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Why is the pattern buffer in Star Trek not routinely used to revive people? [duplicate]

Seeing as Commander Riker was restored using the transporter pattern buffer, when assumed dead, why is this not always used when someone dies? I guess for dramatic purposes it wouldn't be very ...
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Does Death really exist in Harry Potter?

I went through the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, yesterday and a question popped in my mind: Does Death, the supposed creator of the Deathly Hallows, really exist in the Harry ...
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Who created the veil in the death chamber, and why?

Was the veil created by someone or was it always there in HP? What is its purpose? If one can't communicate with the dead through the veil, then what/how do unspeakables learn from the the veil? ...
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Teen novel about a boy challenging Death, including a bowling match

I'm trying to track down a novel I read in my junior high days, which would put it at mid-to-late 80s. I don't remember the overall plot of the novel, but I remember the protagonist ended up matching ...
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What happens to spirits/souls of other creatues than Elves and Men after their death?

Silmarillion tells us what happens to the souls of Men and Elves: ... For the Elves die not till tile world dies, unless they are slain or waste in grief (and to both these seeming deaths they are ...
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Looking for a short story where there are murders taking place with magic

I remember that the story had to do with murders happening with magic. One was a puzzle maker another was a doll maker. Investigator is a woman and gets a lead where she needs to find a specific toy ...
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What is the origin of the concept of “reaping” souls?

A concept related to death is the idea that souls are "reaped" using a scythe by an entity like the Grim Reaper as though they were farm crops. Where did this concept come from, and what is the ...
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TV show - prisoners get lethal injection but end up elsewhere afterwards

All I remember is in the show prisoners were given a lethal injection then find themselves in a strange world, hell or alien planet. Possibly part of an experiment?
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Age of Ultron #9 - Wolverine's weakness?

In the latest AU issue, where both wolverines are faced with the choice of deciding which one goes back to the 'original' time line with Sue Storm...im just not exactly sure what happened in those ...
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Why “Laurie” in “Laurie (Strange Things Happen)”?

In Dickey Lee's "Laurie (Strange Things Happen)" (1965), the narrator danced with a seemingly living girl, Laurie, who had, in fact, died a year prior. While the basic idea is not a new one, I'm ...
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What caused the death of superman? [closed]

I have spotted a picture in the Superman Wikipedia article. And it was noted: Superman dies in Lois Lane's arms: Superman No. 75 (vol. 2, January 1993); Art by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding ...
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Is the death of a specific character in Buffy related to the appearance of another character? (heavy spoilers for season 5)

I thought it was a strange coincidence that Are the two incidents related? I got the impression that Has anything ever been said about this?
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Why does Death work for Dracula in Castlevania?

In the Castlevania series of games, Death works as Dracula's servant? Why is this? Dracula started off life as a human, did he coerce Death during his life or after the start of his unlife? What ...
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How many crewmen/women die in the original series of Star Trek?

I've decided to watch the original Star Trek series from the beginning starting with "The Man Trap" (I know there were pilot episodes before that). In that episode alone 4 crewmen get "de-salted" ...
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If one is killed with Basilisk venom, does it also destroy their soul?

Basilisk venom is one of the few substances in Harry Potter that can destroy horcruxes, which contain fragments of the soul. So if one dies from the venom, does the venom destroy their soul as well? ...
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Can Ted die a natural death?

In the 2012 release movie, Ted, can Ted the teddybear die a natural death? In what aspects is the life within him different from the life within humans?
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Short story about people who lived only a few days

Does anyone know the name of the short story in which the characters only lived a few days from birth to death? I believe it involved a ship where time was experienced normally. I recall the story ...
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Trying to remember a book that had people (I think they turned white?) segregated into a compound

I think the main character was a prince or high born person, who one day wakes up and looks in the mirror and his hair is turning white, I think his skin bleaches out too... His servants notice and ...
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Has Lois Lane ever gotten killed and been brought back to life?

Has Lois Lane ever gotten killed in the comics and been brought back to life?
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Who broke death first?

The conclusion to the The Death and Return of Superman video is that DC, by killing and reviving Superman, "broke death". By which they mean that other titular characters who died subsequently were ...
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story identification: all of humanity becomes digital, but then there's a power failure

I'm trying to identify this short story: Humanity has made a transition from being corporeal beings to digital ones, their consciousnesses being run as a computer program. One day there's a power ...
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Are characters in scifi/fantasy TV shows more likely to die?

There are many science fiction/fantasy TV series where several/many main characters are killed (A Game of Thrones, Firefly / Serenity, Earth: Final Conflict, Robin Hood, even back in Blake's 7 days). ...
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Did Daniel Jackson ever actually die?

I remember Daniel Jackson either dying or nearly dying in the pilot movie and then being revived in Ra's sarcophagus. At the end of season 5, his Late in the series it became a joke among other ...
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Whose idea was it to put the Elder Wand in Dumbledore's Tomb in the first place, instead of somewhere considerably less likely or vulnerable?

As a follow up to my previous question - it's now very clear that the plan between Dumbledore and Snape was not only regarding keeping Draco from committing an evil, but also (and much more ...
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What was Dumbledore's plan for the Elder Wand? Why didn't he bequeath it to someone (Harry, Snape…) for safekeeping?

Dumbledore clearly put a good deal of thought into his plans regarding his last will, as well as the circumstances that would surround his demise. Based on his final gifts, and his conversation ...
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Movie/show with people with life countdowns on their foreheads

My wife was telling me about a movie or tv shows she saw a long time ago...but can't remember what it was. A group of people have numbers on their foreheads, which is atypical. They don't know what ...