Questions tagged [reincarnation]

A process whereby the dead are brought back to life.

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Character reincarnated...as a snail

I'm trying to hunt down a story (I think it's very early SF) about a character who tries to convince his friend that he will be reincarnated. He trains himself to trace a symbol--a Greek letter, can't ...
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Novel about reincarnated lovers across history

I'm trying to identify a book I read about 15 or 20 years ago, probably published in the 80's. The main characters were two lovers repeatedly losing and finding each other across a lengthy period of ...
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Short sci-fi story involving revival of a classical composer

I read this story a long time ago and cannot remember either the title or the author. It was written in the 60s or 70s. The setting is sometime in the 21 century. Here is a summary of the plot. One ...
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Earth destroyed, survivor, aliens, reincarnation, classical music

I'm looking for an old story, maybe from Analog or Omni (print versions) 25-30 years ago. The story is about a guy who's stranded orbiting (?) an alien planet after humanity has been wiped out. The ...
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90s novel, man reincarnates several times at a specific date and time after a heart attack, studies his condition with a woman who also experiences it [duplicate]

In the late '90's I read a book where the main character would constantly reincarnate and have a life 'do over' until an inevitable heart attack that would always occur at the same date and time. Each ...
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Scfi/fantasy novel with archeology, ancient civilisation/aliens and possibly reincarnation themes?

I've been looking for this novel for years, I first read it in the late 1990s as a paperback. It was a mid-length novel, at least 200 pages. It was about an archaeologist who was excavating an ...
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Sci-fi book with a human colony planet that brings the dead back to life

An alien planet. Humanity is colonizing. Just a single wrinkle. Anyone who touches down on the planet soon develops a "shadow". A loved one who's died on Earth simply comes back to life and starts ...
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Name of a novel in two parts where protagonist dies, but his soul gets reinserted into a descendant

It's involving souls from dead bodies orbiting Earth, getting destroyed by starships with electromagnetic fields for propulsion. The protagonist is male, heroic, and physically strong; and he dies ...
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Egyptian reincarnation story about an american soldier in egypt reliving his past life

An American soldier is sent as an advisor to Egypt just after one of the Arab-Israeli wars, and he suffers hallucinatory episodes before landing of reliving a life as a soldier serving Egypt in the ...
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Manga in which a strong magician kept reincarnating so that he could finally be born with symbol suitable for magician?

From what I remember, the manga was set in a world where the people's magic power was determined by the symbol they were born with. There were four symbols. I think that the weakest symbol was suited ...
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Manga where the main character is reincarnated as a child of his family, but in the future

The main character is awarded the title of sage, along with four other people, but then discovers that he is in fact attributeless, and that the younger generation will surpass him with less effort. ...
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Trying to find a book about reincarnation I read in the early 90s

I am trying to find a book about a woman who is having flashbacks to her previous lives. In one flashback she is a cave-woman who is about to get married too young. Someone takes her maidenhood and ...
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Book - Life on Earth is an alien purgatory

In the seventies I read a book that blew my mind. Here's what I remember of the plot: the first page is a warning of penalty from a galactic authority offering the threat of being nullification for ...
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Looking for manga about reincarnated boy, abandoned by parents for lack of skills, and becomes a young adventurer named Larucu

I'm looking for a manga and just can't remember the name of it. It's about a boy who was killed in his (today's modern) world but he wasn't supposed to die, but another "evil" god intervened ...
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Isekai manga where a guy gets reincarnated as a nobleman's son and invents Othello

I'm looking for an iseaki manga about this guy who gets reincarnated as a nobleman's son and they live in the Countryside. He ends up being really happy about it because he wants to live a quiet slow ...
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Novel with reincarnation. In the distant future a time-traveler becomes a wedding gift

I read this quite a while ago and the book was old even when I first encountered it. I probably read it in the 1970s, and it likely dated from the late 1930s, the 1940s, or perhaps the early 1950s. ...
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Manga about hero who kills a demon king, but is reincarnated by a dragon's heart

So the story is he killed the demon king, but got returned to the time when he was a child. He started training and building a reputation to become a hero. He digs behind a dungeon and just goes ...
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Manga: magic user gets reincarnated as his descendant

Trying to find a name of a manga about a magic user. After taking a water magic test he discovers he has weak magic and after a few years he dies. He gets reincarnated as his descendant living in the ...
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How does reincarnation work in the Wheel of Time series?

Can a person be reborn with a different gender, talents, species and nationality? For example can a male Aes Sedai from Manetheren be reborn as a female ogier in the Seanchan Empire?
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Manga where the lowest level demon lord is killed by the hero then reincarnated as the hero’s best friend

It is a manga about the lowest level demon lord and he has to fight the “hero” of his universe and he tries to call for help from the second or third strongest demon lord because she used to have a ...
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About reincarnation "forever and a day" blue cover

Ok so I'm looking for a romance novel I read probably 15 years ago - all I remember was reincarnation was a theme - I think the male lead was having dreams or had lost memories about the female lead - ...
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Trying to find a YA novel I once read about a god who takes incarnations in a country based loosely on Ancient Greece and Egypt

The novel (I think it was a trilogy) had to do with a country where there is an unnamed god who takes on human incarnations. I think the newest incarnation had to be taken away from his family in ...
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A manga with A weak guy that meets his future strong self and he uses his future self's memory and power to kill the demon kings

I totally don't remember the title, but, I clearly remember the plot. It starts with the guy and a little girl, the girl is the strongest knight and the guy is the weakest person in their village. The ...
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Novel: Incarnated Master-Swordsman is on a Quest to find his Love and save His Homeland

I wasn’t able to find this novel since I've read it as a child/teenager at least 10 years ago, but more like 15. The story goes somewhat like this: A boy escapes the siege of his father’s castle. ...
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Manga where the main character kills the Demon Lord (as well as his own friends)

The main character kills the Demon Lord at last but is forced to do it again as his evaluation comes to be F. He killed his own friends because they were really slow. And he is evaluated by the God ...
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Reincarnation book about a young girl dying from a lung disease who finds out about her prior lives

I read a book with the word “pearl” in the title starting with a young girl dying from a lung disease and then finding out about her prior lives. At least 20-30 years ago. After death she finds ...
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Are there any canon indications that an Avatar's personality is influenced by their previous life?

Anecdotally, there are several examples we can point to of an Avatar's personality being a reaction to, or otherwise influenced by, the life experiences of their immediate predecessor. For example, ...
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Book series, Reincarnation, Different Gods and Goddess?

I remember reading this novel in high school (around 2010-2014). Chosen kids are transported through time into a post-apocalypse world where humans cannot have babies anymore. Each kid represents a ...
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Manga where a Kid was cast out by his family and found dark book that helps him make friends

In the manga this kid (he was young) was cast out by his family and found this book where he could make people/his own monsters (the people he made could talk and have their own specialties) and he ...
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Girl who keeps reincarnating after being betrayed, first life love, hero, becomes a demon king

It's about a girl who already reincarnated like 3-4 times and always as the hero's love but all the heroes end up betraying her (go with the princess, priestess etc.) And she always ends at having a ...
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Whats the manga name, possibly reincarnated as a prince with water attribute

So I can't remember if it was someone that was reincarnated but I think they had memories of a past life. They were born as a prince. When they had their status checked at birth, he saw E+S for water, ...
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(Not) isekai manga which MC almost gets killed by the isekai princess to be reborn in her world

Anybody remembers the title of a manga about a MC who almost gets killed by another world's princess so he can be reincarnated as the hero in her world? (And ironically saved by the demons so he's ...
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Korean historical reincarnation manhwa where the female lead used to be a traditional medicine doctor

Does anyone know the name of this reincarnation historical Korean manhwa (Joseon dynasty era) where the female lead is reincarnated as a 12 year old? In her previous life she was a traditional ...
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Manga where a girl reincarnates into a super tech world and she pretends to be a boy to inherit her new dad's things

It's about a girl who reincarnates into a super tech world. Her new dad had died protecting people and was a SS mecha pilot. She pretends to be a son to inherit all of her dad's things. She has a ...
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Looking for a manga where the main character uses lightning magic

It starts off with him, with his students then he reincarnates to the future. He ends up annoyed with his descendants and beats them.
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Kid gets reincarnated into magic world finds a black wolf that could destroy country

in this world humans can’t use magic on their own so they contract magic beasts the mc is a prince and ends up sneaking out to contract a familiar but he ends up with a country destroying wolf because ...
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Short story about reincarnation and god

I'm looking for a short story (similar to Harlan Ellison, maybe even by him). When people die, their souls go into this universal god/spirit/whatever, and when a new person (or alien) is born, a bit ...
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Anime with students who can draw power from their "past lives"

The story was something like this. The students attended an academy. They were like guardians that were able to tap into their past lives for power. The main character was kinda slow to gain power. ...
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Is there any evidence that Yoda reincarnates?

Given the following: We don't know to what species Yoda and Yaddle belong I don't know the circumstances of Yoda's birth Yoda is very Force-sensitive It is possible for a being to be conceived by the ...