We know that they suck out the person's soul, but what happens beyond that is anyone's guess. One could argue the soul is the basis of life, that without it, your body would die while what makes you your own unique individual is destroyed and you cease to be. Yet Lupin states that you still live after being kissed by a dementor, that as long as your heart and brain are still unaffected, your body endures. That makes no sense.
- What happens when your body dies once your soul is sucked out?
- Are you condemned to an eternity of endless suffering, or do you literally cease to exist?
- Can you still access the vague afterlife Harry Potter implies to exist?
- To use TV Tropes terminology, is it The Nothing After Death, or Cessation of Existence? Or some combination?