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Why does Harry think that his parents are gone?

What Harry saw at the graveyard were not their souls, those were more like memories of the lives that Voldemort took with his wand. Their souls were most probably long gone by the time, as surely they ...
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Movie about a company that removes people's souls

Perhaps this could be Cold Souls? The synopsis and plot from Wikipedia match a few of your points: there's a company that removes people's souls; the removal of the soul leaves people emotionless; the ...
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Movie about a lab where they were trying to trap the souls of dying people

This sounds like "The Lifeforce Experiment", a made for TV movie released in 1994, based on the Daphne du Maurier novella "The Breakthrough". According to IMDB: Eccentric ...
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Scientist makes a deal with a demon

As noted by Lorendiac, this does match with "Pact", by Poul Anderson (under the pen name of Winston P. Sanders), available here. This was the answer to Short story fantasy elections in Hell, ...
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What is the origin of a phylactery as a soul jar?

This is an old question, but it's gotten bumped, so I am sharing some old research that I was a part of about twenty-five years ago. There are not (to my knowledge) any archives of the bulletin board ...
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Does each new Horcrux take half of Voldemort's remaining soul, thus taking a smaller piece each time?

There’s no indication that making a Horcrux splits the soul in half. It’s unclear exactly how much of a soul the Dark Lord had left when he was done making Horcruxes (and accidentally left a piece in ...
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Can one person have multiple souls?

Yes, a living being can be turned into a Horcrux. It’s definitely possible to use a living being as a Horcrux. The Dark Lord does so with Nagini, and Harry unintentionally having a piece of the Dark ...
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Why didn't Voldemort's soul attach to any other living thing except Harry?

Because Harry was the only living thing in the room. JKR: So because Voldemort never went through the grotesque process that I imagine creates a Horcrux with Harry, (SU: Mm-hm.) it was just ...
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Young adult book about a girl who discovered that her parents were selling their souls for success

Is this Juniper Berry (2011) by M.P. Kozlowsky...? From a Goodreads user review: Juniper lives in a mansion of misery, with her two super-famous parents who barely pay any attention to her any longer....
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Are the Silmarils and the Rings of Power the same basic thing?

You seem to have two different questions here. The title asks about equivalence of the silmarils and the rings of power. The text then asks instead about equivalence of fëa and "holy light"....
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Does the Tree of Souls on Pandora see the future?

There's no good evidence to suggest that Eywa is a supernatural being. She/it may well be intelligent though. Grace Augustine's theory (and one backed up by the events of the film) is that Eywa is a ...
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What happens if you release a soul from a Horcrux/container?

The only way is if its creator felt remorse and repaired their soul. The only way that pieces of soul in Horcruxes can be released from the object they’re bound to is if the person who created it ...
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Origin of human souls being literally dark

TL;DR: The "trope" of "Light/White vs Dark/Black" is different from one to the other. Dark Souls uses this more as a physical descriptor, whereas The Elder Scrolls uses it as an ...
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Short Story. Man sells his soul to the devil who arrives by train. Gets a watch which can stop time in exchange

This is That Hell-bound Train (1958) by Robert Bloch. Martin is a young hobo with a fondness for trains. One night, as he is considering whether to abandon crime, a large unmarked black train pulls ...
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What is the origin of a phylactery as a soul jar?

It probably wasn't the earliest, but Lloyd Alexander had a bad guy put his soul in his finger which was cut off and hidden inside the trunk of a tree. That book series was written in the 1960s.
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Could a Necron be reprogrammed?

Ish. The Necron's minds are stated to be Engram copies of their originals (often degraded by the biotransference). But since the Necron's themselves have created ones for certain members of their ...
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Can one person have multiple souls?

Your question is based on a wrong assumption: that the Killing Curse (or any other form of dying) kills only one soul at once, so that if you have multiple souls, something is left over. This ...
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What happens to spirits/souls of other creatues than Elves and Men after their death?

The Valar did not know In a c.1957 note appended to "Laws and Customs among the Eldar", Tolkien discusses how it was that we have records of the debates of the Valar, and mentions some other ...
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Can one person have multiple souls?

As others have already pointed out, it's not having an additional soul as a "second life" that lets Harry survive, it's the fact that Voldemort has used Harry's blood for his resurrection. ...
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Origin of "soul stones" as prison for souls

"soul gems" and imprisoning beings inside them comes from the adventures of Adam Warlock, which Jim Starlin wrote and drew for Marvel Comics. Starlin's comics specifically use the term "...
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Can one person have multiple souls?

Throughout all the described events, Voldemort clearly does not understand exactly what is happening. He does not expect to lose part of his soul to Harry, nor does the dark lord expect that seventh ...
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Why didn't the soul inside Voldemort's body die when he tried to kill Harry?

His Horcruxes tied his main soul to life. When the Dark Lord’s Killing Curse rebounded on him, it both ripped his soul from his body as his body was killed and fractured a piece off of his main soul, ...
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Could a Necron be reprogrammed?

No. It is impossible to reprogram a Necron- they are the combination of a Necrontyr (NOT Necron'tyr) mind and a shell of necrodermis. The lower ranks (Canoptek constructs and Warriors) are mindless ...
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