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Questions tagged [souls]

The animating and vital principle in beings credited with the faculties of thought, action, and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. Souls can also refer to the spiritual nature of a being.

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Does each new Horcrux take half of Voldemort's remaining soul, thus taking a smaller piece each time?

When you commit a murder and create a Horcrux, you split your soul. It’s been talked a lot about Voldemort splitting his soul in 7/8 parts. But I think his remaining soul was not 1/7 or 1/8 but far ...
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Why didn't the soul inside Voldemort's body die when he tried to kill Harry?

In Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore says, "...the Killing Curse rebounded on Lord Voldemort, and a fragment of Lord Voldemort's soul was blasted apart from the whole, and latched itself onto the only ...
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What happens if you release a soul from a Horcrux/container?

Pursuant to this question, if you were to free a soul from the Horcrux or another container (i.e. Harry) without destroying the soul, what would happen to it? This is what appear to happen to ...
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Shouldn't Avada Kedavra be just like the Dementor's Kiss?

From what I've seen about it, the way Avada Kedavra kills you is by blowing apart your soul. My evidence for this is in three parts: When the Killing Curse rebounds on Lord Voldemort the first time, ...
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Can one person have multiple souls?

When Voldemort tried to kill Harry in the first book, a fragment of his soul split off and continued to live in Harry. Harry had his own whole soul and the part of Voldemort's soul in him from then on....
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What is the origin of a phylactery as a soul jar?

The original use of Phylactery is from Ancient Greek φυλακτήριον phylacterion, form of phylássein, φυλάσσειν meaning “to guard, protect” — Wikipedia and was originally meant to refer to ‘...
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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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Why didn't Voldemort's soul attach to any other living thing except Harry?

We know that when the Killing curse rebounded on Lord Voldemort, it split a portion of his soul which latched on to the only other living thing in the room - Harry. My question is, are we to assume ...
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Did the souls in the keywork interact with each other before Sirius arrived?

In the Amory Wars, the souls of the deceased are sent to power the Keywork. When a living man, Sirius, enters the Keywork, the souls attempt to possess him. While Sirius is still in the keywork, two ...
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Does the Tree of Souls on Pandora see the future?

How did the woodsprites (atokirina') or seed of the tree of souls know that Jake Sully was so important? The Tree of Souls (Vitraya Ramunong) is the connection to Eywa and the ancestor's. Ie messages ...
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What is the functional effect of splitting one's soul?

In Harry Potter we learn that Voldemort has split his soul via the Horcruxes and Slughorn mentions it as if it is a negative thing. What are the actual problems caused by splitting one’s soul? Is ...
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story about “souls” of deceased people implanted in other people

This was a novel (rather short if I recall correctly) that I read in the 1990s. For the life of me I can't recall author and title, but I would like to read it again. (It might have been a longish ...
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Man Uploads Consciousness Into Three Computers

I remember reading this book a couple years ago in my school library. It was about a man who uploads his consciousness into three computers. (If I'm not mistaken) One of the uploads is the "control" ...
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Story about finding if an A.I. has a soul before deciding to turn it off

There was a story many years ago about an artificial intelligence that was created to aid researchers by absorbing knowledge in many fields. It would digest the information for a researcher and see if ...
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Looking for a book where computers communicate with dead souls

About 12 years ago I read a book about a new form of computing (quantum computer) and the ability to use these to communicate with the soul. I cannot for the life of me remember the title, but I can ...
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Story where a monster asks if he has a soul

I'd like to know the name of a book written no more recent than the year 2000 (probably a bit older.) It includes only two themes that I can recall: The main character is exiled for not having a ...
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Do Phoenixes have souls?

In Harry Potter universe, do Phoenixes have souls? Canon based answers only please.
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Could a Necron be reprogrammed?

In the WH40k universe, Necrons were once Necron'tyr who sold their soul's to C'tan an ancient god. He put them into living metal bodies so they could live forever. However, what I'm not clear on is ...