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  • The Jeff Foxworthy Show has an in-universe example. Jeff and his college professor father-in-law Elliot are dressed as a gladiator and the devil respectively trying to milk a nervous cow, Don't Ask long story. Elliot comes up with the idea of relaxing the cow by sing the Indianan University song. When Jeff explains the incident to his wife she says "I remember hearing my father singing that through my bedroom wall as a kid." She and Jeff look over at her parents and realize why her father was singing it.
  • The Star Trek Voyager episode Coda sees Janeway in a time loop that initially is shown to be a near death experience, through which she is guided by her father. It is revealed later on that while Janeway is near death, the entity that is guiding her is not her father. It is never explicitly said what the entity is, but it is made clear that it is not benevolent, and that it has been doing this for a very long time to other unfortunate souls. When the episode is resolved, Janeway briefly thinks about the ramifications of this incident before brushing it off, but her initial concern has far more merit than the episode acknowledges: it is part of Star Trek canon that numerous gods that humanity worshiped did in fact exist, as various aliens of questionable benevolence and sanity. It is quite possible that this alien was yet another one of these monsters, posing as a guardian angel as a means to devour possibly everyone who has ever died in the ST universe. While there is a question as to whether or not that alien was the only one of it's kind, and whether it only preyed on people passing by that planet, its final threat to Janeway, combined with the number of other audible victims, seems to suggest that geographic location has no bearing on its ability to steal souls.
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