It was poetic using Earth's Dragon to save me from Earth's Hell. You cannot imagine the depths of my suffering there! I spent most of my days strung up like a damn pupating moth, over a field of delicate little flowers where bands of angels and fairies and enchanted stuffed animals lived, singing songs and dancing asinine jigs as if their only care in life was when they would get their next warm, fuzzy hug! Instead of ruling the universe with an iron fist, I was SERENADED BY TEDDY BEARS!!!
~ Frieza about his time in HFIL/Hell.
And He shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit!
~ Judge Claude Frollo's last words before death.

Damned Souls not only died but were forced to live on in Hell-like dimensions; in essence they become akin to Demons and/or Noncorporeals but are distinct supernatural beings in their own rights known as unclean spirits.

Being a Damned Soul is considered the ultimate downfall and reserved for the truest of evildoers since only the most sinister individuals give audiences enough hatred that they see eternal damnation as suitable punishment. Purely Evil villains are also reserved for this and those who cross the Moral Event Horizon are susceptible as well. Damned Souls continue to plague the living after death becoming lesser demons or poltergeists.

Villains who are Tragic can also end up damned if they were victims of Demons and/or Curses regardless of their moralities or actions in past lives (e.g. Kayako Saeki). In some works of fiction, all Deceased may end up in damnation regardless of their moralities or actions (for example, in many mythologies all deceased people end up in an Underworld).

Sometimes the damnation does not have to be shown outright and can apply if Villains are shown living and/or dying in a way Symbolic of them being Damned (i.e. Judge Claude Frollo, Tortoise John).

It should be noted that Damned Souls can also be characters who do not technically die but are condemned to unpleasant realms where they will not enjoy their time there or locations equivalent to Hell (i.e. Kaecilius, the Almighty TallestsWilliam Afton, Dr. Facilier, Mok Swagger, Rolo Haynes).

Saved Souls are the opposite of Damned Souls.


Villains who qualify

  • They must have started life as humans or members of other mortal races like Sapient Animals; if they were angels, demons, Deities and/or spiritual entities from other dimensions they do not count.
  • They must be imprisoned and/or linked to Hell dimensions unlike ghosts who wander between realms or be linked to their place of demise (also unlike Ghosts they do not originate from mortals as Ghosts are just the lifeforces of Mortals refusing to pass on).
  • Even if they gain demonic powers and such they are still bound to Hell in some fashion normally through the classic "dragged to Hell upon defeat" type.

Villains who do not qualify

  1. Characters who are Revived without turning Unholy (e.g. Theo Galavan).
  2. Beings that have always existed in Hell such as True Demons (e.g. Valak, Annabelle the Doll, Mammon, Red); this is for beings that were once of a living world but have since become Infernal due to Spiritual Corruption (e.g. Demons from Supernatural, Emperor Palpatine).
  3. Villains whose Souls used to be Condemned but later had them saved and Redeemed do not belong (e.g. Emma Swan, KratosDean Winchester, Hector Barbossa).
  4. The Undead (e.g. Frankenstein's Monster); the Undead Beings must have been related to Hell-like dimensions (e.g. Zombie Redcoats) or Condemned due to Curses (e.g. ImhotepEmperor Han).
  5. Characters whose Souls were wiped from existence becoming nothing thus having NO afterlives (e.g. Mal, Goku Black, Jonah King). However, characters whose Souls were wiped out but previously came back as Demonic Forces count (e.g. Scar, Kai the Collector, Zhan Tiri). Also, characters whose Souls go into a nothingness but still have consciousness count (e.g. Dark Brotherhood).
  6. Characters who came back yet felt nothing afterwards (e.g. Chucky).
  7. Characters who just die because there is no way to know about the afterlife due a lack of indications.
  8. Characters who swear to see protagonists in Hell, who are told to go to Hell, or tease others by saying so because much like in the aforementioned case they have no way of knowing about the beyond (e.g. Allen O' Neil, Joker, Little Bill Daggett).
  9. If their damnations were just dreams (e.g. Tom the Cat).
  10. If characters suffered transformations which led to their villainy or made their existences miserable and upon dying their Spirits are released to thank others before moving on as their crimes are implied to have been expiated thus saving their Souls (e.g. Morgan Moonscar, Constance Nebbercracker, Mor'du).

Note: Do NOT create pages based on this as Heroes who briefly turned Unholy (e.g. Kenny McCormickLucy/Wyldstyle) do not count.

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