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Hell, in Star Wars?


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hunterraaze
12.28.2012 , 02:52 PM | #1
Was playing on Nar Shaddaa, on my Vanguard. Was in a convo with 'the mountain', I said something about killing him, and he responded something on the lines of, I'll see you in Hell Republic scum. I was a little confused. Is there Hell in Star Wars, or did the writers miss something something? The thought never really crossed my mind before. But now i'm a little confused.

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JustARandomGuy
12.28.2012 , 03:00 PM | #2
I thought Han Solo said something along those lines when he's going out to rescue Luke on Hoth?

IIRC it's 'Then I'll see you in Hell!' and off he rides.
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Gidrea
12.28.2012 , 03:10 PM | #3
Corellians have nine levels of Hell. Not sure where I heard that, though.

Hell is not necessarily a religious idea, it has come to mean any place or any situation that causes extreme suffering. ( I know several people who refer to their jobs as "a living hell.")

I think that is how it is used in the Star Wars universe, and not in the religious sense of the word.
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NightshadeBlue
12.28.2012 , 03:24 PM | #4
The concept of hell in Star wars is generally referred to as Chaos. It is also known as The Void. It's a place in the force netherworld that the evil spirits of sentient beings inhabit. These include the Dark Jedi, the Dark Lords of the Sith, and people do did evil acts in general. What hell is to someone in the Star Wars universe is dependent on who you talk to. Correlians, like Gidera said, has nine levels. Nabooians envision hell as a dark, empty pit closed off by six impenetrable gates.

Sounds like a lovely vacation spot.
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Phyreblade
12.28.2012 , 05:06 PM | #5
Why not?

The vast majority of cultures have very complex concepts of an afterlife, complete with some sort of paradise versus place of suffering that the dead experience once they're gone. It's not even strange to imagine such concepts would very much persist in the variety of cultures that make up the Star Wars universe.
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MilesTeg_cy
12.29.2012 , 04:48 AM | #6
Correct me if I'm wrong. If "there is no death, there is only the force" than there is no afterlife, heaven or hell. But again even this is a religious thing. To believe that there is something beyond death and that you know what it is, is religion.

Also "The hell" is purely religious btw. If you don't believe in anything, say you are an atheist, you don't believe that hell or heaven exist.

The force it self can be observed as a religious thing. Dark and light fighting each other is like two opposed religions. Both the Sith and the Jedi believe in(and use) the force as they see fit.
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AlexDougherty
12.29.2012 , 08:17 AM | #7
Firstly there are many religions in Star Wars, and most of them have Hells. Even the Jedi order is technically a religion, as was stated on the Death Star by several Imperials. And not everyone will believe in the force.

Secondly, there has to be a level of cultural references which the viewer/reader can tag onto or the story would become unaccessible. Since we have a concept of Hell, we can relate to it in a film/book. If the line was "See you in Nilheim" then it wouldn't have the same resonance.
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legolegion
12.29.2012 , 01:16 PM | #8
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Han_Solo
han solo was from correlia
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Corellian_religion
and as mentioned their are nine level`s of hell in the correlian religon

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MilesTeg_cy
12.31.2012 , 02:24 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by legolegion View Post
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Han_Solo
han solo was from correlia
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Corellian_religion
and as mentioned their are nine level`s of hell in the correlian religon
Bail Organa frequently mentions "all nine Corellian Hells."

Can that be nine different places on Corellia? I mean can those places really exist on the planet rather than being a part of a belief?

I'm no lore of SW so don't know the entire map of Corellia.
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. - Frank Herbert

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Phyreblade
12.31.2012 , 09:51 AM | #10
Went ahead and looked it up. As someone mentioned earlier, more often in SW lore, Hell is referred to as Chaos, a place where, it's said, Sith and Dark Jedi are supposed to dwell after they die. Corellians, though, really do refer to Chaos as Hell. So you might hear a Sith say, "Chaos take you!", while a Corellian will say, "I'll see you in Hell!"

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Chaos

For Mandalorians, there is no Heaven or Hell. They say that all Mandoes belong to the Manda, an "oversoul" or collective conciousness. To be Dar'manda, or soulless, ignorant of one's heritage or outside of the Manda, was said to be worse than death, and the closest state to Hell that the Mandalorians might envision.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Manda_(religious)
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