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14th Feb '17 3:14:01 PM ILikeRobots
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*** The first game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheSwordOfLight,'' and the remake give you a staff that can bring back ''one'' slain party member. As of the remake, most players use it to perform the Tiki/Falchion Bonus Chapter trick.

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*** The first game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheSwordOfLight,'' ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight,'' and the remake give you a staff that can bring back ''one'' slain party member. As of the remake, most players use it to perform the Tiki/Falchion Bonus Chapter trick.



*** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemmGenealogyOfTheHolyWar The fourth game]] also has a one use staff (that can be repaired for a very hefty price) that revived the dead.

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*** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemmGenealogyOfTheHolyWar [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar The fourth game]] also has a one use staff (that can be repaired for a very hefty price) that revived the dead.
14th Feb '17 3:13:35 PM ILikeRobots
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** Any character who has no plot importance (Except in [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Casual Mode]] or during ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Blade's]]'' [[ProlongedPrologue tutorial chapters]] or chapter 5x of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'') will die permanently if they fall in battles. Plot related characters simply retreat, but they still won't be usable for the rest of the game.

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** Any character who has no plot importance (Except in [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Casual Mode]] or during ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Blazing Blade's]]'' [[ProlongedPrologue tutorial chapters]] or chapter 5x of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'') will die permanently if they fall in battles. Plot related characters simply retreat, but they still won't be usable for the rest of the game.



*** The first ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Archanea}}'' game and the remakes give you a staff that can bring back ''one'' slain party member. As of the remake, most players use it to perform the Tiki/Falchion Bonus Chapter trick.
*** The second game was much more lax, having springs on the map that revived characters, but they had limited uses.
*** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral The fourth game]] also has a one use staff (that can be repaired for a very hefty price) that revived the dead.
*** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe The seventh game]] has a PlotlineDeath that is later reversed by the most powerful dark sorcerer in Elibe.

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*** The first ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Archanea}}'' game game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheSwordOfLight,'' and the remakes remake give you a staff that can bring back ''one'' slain party member. As of the remake, most players use it to perform the Tiki/Falchion Bonus Chapter trick.
*** The second game game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemGaiden,'' was much more lax, having springs on the map that revived characters, but they had limited uses.
*** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral [[VideoGame/FireEmblemmGenealogyOfTheHolyWar The fourth game]] also has a one use staff (that can be repaired for a very hefty price) that revived the dead.
*** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade The seventh game]] has a PlotlineDeath that is later reversed by the most powerful dark sorcerer in Elibe.
14th Feb '17 2:13:35 PM ILikeRobots
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** Any character who has no plot importance (Except in [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Casual Mode]] or during ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword's]]'' [[ProlongedPrologue tutorial chapters]] or chapter 5x of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'') will die permanently if they fall in battles. Plot related characters simply retreat, but they still won't be usable for the rest of the game.

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** Any character who has no plot importance (Except in [[AntiFrustrationFeatures Casual Mode]] or during ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Sword's]]'' Blade's]]'' [[ProlongedPrologue tutorial chapters]] or chapter 5x of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'') will die permanently if they fall in battles. Plot related characters simply retreat, but they still won't be usable for the rest of the game.



*** The first ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Akaneia}}'' game and the remakes give you a staff that can bring back ''one'' slain party member. As of the remake, most players use it to perform the Tiki/Falchion Bonus Chapter trick.

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*** The first ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Akaneia}}'' Emblem|Archanea}}'' game and the remakes give you a staff that can bring back ''one'' slain party member. As of the remake, most players use it to perform the Tiki/Falchion Bonus Chapter trick.
6th Feb '17 12:14:18 PM IndustriousArc
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* ''FanFic/ABrighterDark'': Being set in the VideoGame/FireEmblem universe, magic does certainly exist. However, the author makes it clear that healing magic can only accelerate what the body would have naturally healed over time, and thus death is irreversible. Making the series' AnyoneCanDie much more unnerving.
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26th Dec '16 7:48:26 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', human transmutation -- trying to bring back dead people through Alchemy -- is forbidden. The whole series is kicked off when the protagonists try to bring someone back and have a close encounter with Truth as a result. The end result: Truth [[EquivalentExchange takes Al, and Ed's leg, in payment]] for returning [[BodyHorror a barely functional organ pile]] (which, as it turns out, wasn't even derived from the deceased - bringing people back from the dead ''really is'' impossible). Things taken by Truth do not count as 'dead', however, and Ed is able to retrieve Al's soul by sacrificing his arm for it.

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', human ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** Human
transmutation -- trying to bring back dead people through Alchemy -- is forbidden. The whole series is kicked off when the protagonists try to bring someone back and have a close encounter with Truth as a result. The end result: Truth [[EquivalentExchange takes Al, and Ed's leg, in payment]] for returning [[BodyHorror a barely functional organ pile]] (which, as it turns out, wasn't even derived from the deceased - bringing people back from the dead ''really is'' impossible). Things taken by Truth do not count as 'dead', however, and Ed is able to retrieve Al's soul by sacrificing his arm for it.



* This is the general rule for Creator/{{CLAMP}} series, even in a world like ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' where you have otherwise massively powerful magic at work. (In fact, the denizens of that world attempting to break said rule is what kicks off the massive GambitPileup that we're just starting to get a peek at now.)
** This is one rule that CLAMP has set in stone, actually, and the breaking of it during the Tsubasa NonSerialMovie was a factor in their abandonment of the original anime adaptation.
** Of course, it really comes down to the wording. No coming back from the dead, but having your RealityWarper boyfriend convince the universe to ignore your death and proceed normally achieves a similar effect, if only temporarily (a thousand years, give or take). Just ask [[Manga/{{xxxholic}} Yuuko]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has generally followed this line of thought. When a character has been shown to really and truly die, they stay dead. When they don't, it was usually a [[NotQuiteDead blatant fake-out]] of some kind.
** Until Shippuden reveals that resurrection is ''[[EquivalentExchange extremely]]'' [[EquivalentExchange costly]], but doable with the right ancient knowledge, limited to the recently deceased, and possible only for [[DeusExMachina the one guy with the God Mode ocular jutsu, the Rinnegan.]] Which means don't expect it to happen again. Turns out there are two other characters with the Rinnegan, but given that they're the BigBadDuumvirate, good luck getting them to sacrifice themselves to revive fallen heroes.
*** The cost is arguable, as a person who was already exhausted could revive a large number of people. And it's even cheaper to revive a person as a zombie, apparently with their thoughts and memories intact, though without an independent will, as done by Orochimaru. [[EquivalentExchange Note that the Zombie method requires you to KILL someone.]] That is, one death for ''every'' person you bring back as a zombie.
*** And even then, those who are brought back as a zombie aren't truly "alive." They're dependent on the chakra reserves of the caster of the technique, and when dispelled return to the land of the dead. Hence, they're called zombies since their existences are not permanent -- meaning, unless somebody uses the Rinnegan to revive them, they are still technically dead.

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* Creator/{{CLAMP}}
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This is the general one rule CLAMP has set in stone for Creator/{{CLAMP}} series, even their series. Even in a world like ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle,'' where you have otherwise massively powerful magic at work. (In In fact, the denizens of that world attempting to break said rule is what kicks off the massive GambitPileup that we're just starting to get a peek at now.)
** This is one rule that CLAMP has set in stone, actually, and the
GambitPileup. The breaking of it this rule during the Tsubasa ''Tsubasa'' NonSerialMovie was a factor in their abandonment of the original anime adaptation.
** Of course, it really comes down to the wording. No In ''Manga/{{xxxholic}}'', there's no coming back from the dead, but having your RealityWarper boyfriend convince the universe to ignore your death and proceed normally achieves a similar effect, if only temporarily (a effect. In that case it's relatively temporary, lasting about a thousand years, give or take). Just ask [[Manga/{{xxxholic}} Yuuko]].
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has generally followed follows this line of thought. When a character has been shown to really and truly die, they stay dead. When they don't, it was usually a [[NotQuiteDead blatant fake-out]] of some kind.
** Until Shippuden reveals that
kind. It's later revealed that, while possible, resurrection is ''[[EquivalentExchange extremely]]'' [[EquivalentExchange costly]], but doable with costly]]. It requires the right ancient knowledge, is limited to the recently deceased, and possible only for [[DeusExMachina the one guy with the God Mode powerful ocular jutsu, the Rinnegan.]] Which means don't expect it it's unlikely to happen again. Turns out there are two often, and only occurs once in-series. Two other characters with have the Rinnegan, but given that they're the BigBadDuumvirate, good luck getting them so they're unlikely to sacrifice themselves to revive fallen heroes.
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heroes. The cost only other jutsu that rivals it in this regard is arguable, as the Edo Tensei, which sacrifices a living person to create a type zombie of someone who was already exhausted could revive a large number of people. And it's even cheaper to revive a person as a zombie, apparently has died previously with their thoughts powers and memories intact, though without an independent will, as done by Orochimaru. [[EquivalentExchange Note that the Zombie method requires you to KILL someone.]] That is, one death for ''every'' person you bring back as a zombie.
*** And even then, those who are brought back as a zombie aren't truly "alive." They're dependent on the chakra reserves of the caster of the technique, and when dispelled return to the land of the dead. Hence, they're called zombies since their existences are not permanent -- meaning, unless somebody uses the Rinnegan to revive them, they are still technically dead.
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* One of the rules in ''Manga/DeathNote''. In the end of the manga, while Light is begging Ryuk to save him from death, Ryuk says that there is no way to do it. The last page (as a follow-up to a previous statement) says, "Once they are dead they can never come back to life." [[spoiler:This is because it's hard to come back once [[CessationOfExistence you stop existing]].]]
** Subverted in the pilot manga chapter. Taro is absolutely distraught by the fact that he's killed people, and Ryuk offers him the [[ResetButton Death Eraser]]. It has the power to bring back any Death Note victims (but not people who died/were killed but weren't Death Note victims), provided their names had been written down in the past year. Taro takes to it. (The Death Eraser is not even so much as ''mentioned'' in the main series.) Naturally, it shows up in many a FixFic as well.

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* One ''Manga/DeathNote''
** This is one
of the rules in ''Manga/DeathNote''.of the Death Note. In the end of the manga, while Light is begging Ryuk to save him from death, Ryuk says that there is no way to do it. The last page (as a follow-up to a previous statement) says, "Once they are dead they can never come back to life." [[spoiler:This is because it's hard to come back once [[CessationOfExistence you stop existing]].]]
** Subverted in the pilot manga chapter. Taro is absolutely distraught by the fact that he's killed people, and Ryuk offers him the [[ResetButton Death Eraser]]. It has the power to bring back any Death Note victims (but victims, but not people who died/were died or otherwise killed but weren't Death Note victims), victims, provided their names had been written down in the past year. Taro takes to it. (The The Death Eraser is not even so much as ''mentioned'' in the main series.) Naturally, series so, naturally, it shows up in many a FixFic as well.



* ''Franchise/Digimon'':

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Despite the highly advanced [[{{Magitek}} magic and technology]] of the setting, if a person is dead, they stay dead. You could try to make a clone of them and stuff their mind with memories, but all you'll get is [[ClonesArePeopleToo a lookalike that has their own personality]]. The closest thing to a resurrection in the franchise were the Dark Pieces in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable The Gears of Destiny]]'', which were {{Virtual Ghost}}s that could only stick around long enough to come to terms with their death and clean-up some UnfinishedBusiness. Even the {{Reincarnation}} in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid Vivid]]'' is explicitly mentioned to just be a case of [[GeneticMemory someone inheriting their ancestor's memories]], rather than the continued existence of said ancestor. The only ones who could come back to from the dead are the various {{Ridiculously Human|Robots}} {{Magitek}} Programs of the Book of Darkness, who have ResurrectiveImmortality as part of their schtick--they are not so much "resurrected" as restored from the latest backup.
** The BigBad of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha original anime]] seeks to defy this trope. [[spoiler:Whether she actually had any chance of success is unclear, but the method she was trying to use was something the heroes had to stop because it ran the risk of causing severe multiversal damage just to ''maybe'' bring back ''one person''. [[BigBad Precia]] was too crazy to care about the risk.]]
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''is about MMO gamers trapped in the game and player deaths are permanent. If the player's HP drops to 0, the hardware fries their brain. Later an item is found that can revive someone, but it only has a ten second window between character death and player death. In the later arcs, this aspect is no longer present in the VR games (the newer-generation hardware used to play the games doesn't allow for a kill-the-player-in-reality function), though some characters do die in reality for other reasons.
* Stands have incredible power in ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', but one hard rule is that they cannot raise the dead. They can [[GoodThingYouCanHeal cure wounds so grievous it's amazing there's anything left to cure]], and they can bring you back from the very brink of death. But once the soul departs, there is not and never will be a Stand that can undo this. The closest they can get is turning back time to undo the death in the first place, and even the extremely rare Stand with that power has massive limitations to what it can do.

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* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
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Despite the highly advanced [[{{Magitek}} magic and technology]] of the setting, if a person is dead, they stay dead. You could try to make a clone of them and stuff their mind with memories, but all you'll get is [[ClonesArePeopleToo a lookalike that has their own personality]]. The closest thing to a resurrection in the franchise were the Dark Pieces in ''[[VideoGame/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAsPortable Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's Portable: The Gears of Destiny]]'', which were {{Virtual Ghost}}s that could only stick around long enough to come to terms with their death and clean-up some UnfinishedBusiness. Even the UnfinishedBusiness.
** The
{{Reincarnation}} in ''[[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid Vivid]]'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' is explicitly mentioned to just be a case of [[GeneticMemory someone inheriting their ancestor's memories]], rather than the continued existence of said ancestor. The only ones who could come back to from the dead are the various {{Ridiculously Human|Robots}} {{Magitek}} Programs of the Book of Darkness, who have ResurrectiveImmortality as part of their schtick--they are not so much "resurrected" as restored from the latest backup.
** The BigBad of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha original anime]] anime, ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' seeks to defy this trope. [[spoiler:Whether she actually had any chance of success is unclear, but the method she was trying to use was something the heroes had to stop because it ran the risk of causing severe multiversal damage just to ''maybe'' bring back ''one person''. [[BigBad Precia]] was too crazy to care about the risk.]]
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''is ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' is about MMO gamers trapped in the game and player deaths are permanent. If the player's HP drops to 0, the hardware fries their brain. Later an item is found that can revive someone, but it only has a ten second window between character death and player death. In the later arcs, this aspect is no longer present in the VR games (the since the newer-generation hardware used to play the games doesn't allow for a kill-the-player-in-reality function), though some function. Some characters do die in reality while ''seeming'' to die in-game for other reasons.
* ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure''
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Stands have incredible power in ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', in, but one hard rule is that they cannot raise the dead. They can [[GoodThingYouCanHeal cure wounds so grievous it's amazing there's anything left to cure]], and they can bring you back from the very brink of death. But once the soul departs, there is not and never will be a Stand that can undo this. The closest they can get is turning back time to undo the death in the first place, and even the extremely rare Stand with that power has massive limitations to what it can do.



* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' hits all the notes: Idealistic hero, grim mentor, etc. The Imperial Arms might be powerful, but they can't bring back the dead.

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* ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' hits all the notes: Idealistic hero, grim mentor, etc. The Imperial Arms Teigu characters wield might be powerful, but they can't there is not one that can bring back the dead.dead. The only thing that comes remotely close is Kurome's sword, Yatsufusa, which can control the dead as zombie puppets.



* The Comicbook/UltimateMarvel universe has the same "Dead means Dead" rule as the normal one does, only this one sticks to the rule. Every hero and villain that has been killed off, stays dead. The only exceptions are:

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* Comicbook/UltimateMarvel
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The Comicbook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Marvel universe has the same "Dead means Dead" rule as the normal one does, only this one sticks to the rule. Every hero and villain that has been killed off, stays dead. The only exceptions are:



** Gwen Stacy. Her ''clone'' was created, with the DNA and all exact memories as the real Gwen Stacy, so she's kinda the real Gwen brought back to life. But in all honesty, when you think about it, she's still really dead, as her original persona which was killed by Carnage, didn't actually come back, only a clone did. So, everyone just really forgot about the real Gwen since the new one took her place. What a bunch of jerks.
*** Depending on how souls work in Ultimate Marvel, from a certain point of view it could be seen as Carnage absorbing Gwen rather than killing her, seeing as Carnage ''became'' the "clone" in question.

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** Gwen Stacy. Her ''clone'' was created, with the DNA and all exact memories as the real Gwen Stacy, so she's kinda the real Gwen brought back to life. But in all honesty, when you think about it, she's the original Gwen is still really dead, as her original persona which was killed by Carnage, Carnage and didn't actually come back, only a clone did. So, everyone just really forgot about the real Gwen since the new one took her place. What a bunch of jerks.
*** Depending on how souls work in Ultimate Marvel, from a certain point of view it could be seen as Carnage absorbing Gwen rather than killing her, seeing as Carnage ''became'' the "clone" in question.
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* The whole point of the ''Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}}'' story ''Son of Man''.

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* %% The whole point of the ''Comicbook/{{Hellblazer}}'' story ''Son of Man''.



* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': While many things can be Healed with the One Power, death is considered final. Other ailments once considered unhealable have since been Healed, but the series goes out of its way to establish a finality with regards to death. There are a few loopholes that can be abused, but none of them are practical:

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* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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While many things can be Healed with the One Power, death is considered final. Other ailments once considered unhealable have since been Healed, but the series goes out of its way to establish a finality with regards to death. There are a few loopholes that can be abused, but none of them are practical:



* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', according to WordOfGod. So far every death has stuck, since the mindless [[NonHumanUndead robot zombies]] don't count as being "alive", and ''definitely'' don't count as being who they were back when they were alive ([[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Terrorcon_%28Prime%29 "Whatever that thing was, it wasn't Cliffjumper..."]]). Fans are taking bets on whether or not this will hold true regarding Optimus Prime's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime tradition]] of dying and resurrecting (sometimes more than once) in every continuity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', according to ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
** Stated by
WordOfGod. So far every death has stuck, since the mindless [[NonHumanUndead robot zombies]] don't count as being "alive", and ''definitely'' don't count as being who they were back when they were alive ([[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Terrorcon_%28Prime%29 "Whatever that thing was, it wasn't Cliffjumper..."]]). Fans are taking bets on whether or not this will hold true regarding Optimus Prime's [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_many_deaths_of_Optimus_Prime tradition]] of dying and resurrecting (sometimes more than once) in every continuity.



*** And then averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'' when Prime gives death the middle finger once more.

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*** ** And then averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRobotsInDisguise2015'' when Prime gives death the middle finger once more.
12th Dec '16 9:39:12 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Black Belt in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. This came up to such a point that when asked by the fanbase why White Mage didn't cast revive on him, Brian Clevinger responded by making a comic in where White Mage attempted to revive Black Belt. Her efforts were a miserable failure.
22nd Nov '16 6:11:19 AM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' there are Lazarus Devices capable of reanimating the dead by jump-starting the brain, as well as a number of conversations discussing their limitations. While it has some capacity to heal the body while reanimating it if they died from age, if the body is too damaged to function even if the mind is restored, or if they were dead too long, their brain will simply spark back to life before immediately dying again.
15th Nov '16 12:29:51 AM rjd1922
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* This is the case for ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', despite the high level of technology shown. As a murder mystery series, expect the bodies to pile up ''fast''.
20th Oct '16 8:18:33 AM WaxingName
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* Stands have incredible power in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', but one hard rule is that they cannot raise the dead. They can [[GoodThingYouCanHeal cure wounds so grievous it's amazing there's anything left to cure]], and they can bring you back from the very brink of death. But once the soul departs, there is not and never will be a Stand that can undo this. The closest they can get is turning back time to undo the death in the first place, and even the extremely rare Stand with that power has massive limitations to what it can do.

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* Stands have incredible power in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'', ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'', but one hard rule is that they cannot raise the dead. They can [[GoodThingYouCanHeal cure wounds so grievous it's amazing there's anything left to cure]], and they can bring you back from the very brink of death. But once the soul departs, there is not and never will be a Stand that can undo this. The closest they can get is turning back time to undo the death in the first place, and even the extremely rare Stand with that power has massive limitations to what it can do.
2nd Sep '16 8:17:38 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', being a {{Deconstruction}} of the previous Digimon series, works this way. There is no village where data forms in eggs, loose data won't sometimes coalesce into ghosts, and absorbing another Digimon's data only makes you stronger (and, in some cases, gives you access to their attacks) and doesn't allow the previous mon to live on inside you. So when Digimon die, they die for good.
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' has a variation. Though Digimon effectively turn back into eggs immediately upon dying, they are reborn as new people without any knowledge of their former lives. The only exception seems to exist with partner digimon who have a strong connection with their humans. However, a straight example exists in the victims of Kurata's Gizmon, artificial digimon whose beams cause their victims to be permanently deleted when struck by them.

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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', being *''Franchise/Digimon'':
**In the first two series, digimon could return to Primary Village upon their death to be reconfigured but there was
a {{Deconstruction}} of time where this village was inactive and so any digimon killed during this time was permanently dead.
** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' differs from
the previous Digimon series, works two series in this way.respect. There is no village where data forms in eggs, loose data won't sometimes coalesce into ghosts, and absorbing another Digimon's data only makes you stronger (and, in some cases, gives you access to their attacks) and doesn't allow the previous mon to live on inside you. So when Digimon die, they die for good.
** ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' has a variation. ''Anime/DigimonSavers'': Though Digimon effectively turn back into eggs immediately upon dying, they are reborn as new people without any knowledge of their former lives. The only exception seems to exist with partner digimon who have a strong connection with their humans. However, a straight example exists in the victims of Kurata's Gizmon, artificial digimon whose beams cause their victims to be permanently deleted when struck by them.



** The BigBad of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha original anime]] seeks to avert this trope. [[spoiler:Whether she actually had any chance of success is unclear, but the method she was trying to use was something the heroes had to stop because it ran the risk of causing severe multiversal damage just to ''maybe'' bring back ''one person''. [[BigBad Precia]] was too crazy to care about the risk.]]
* Player deaths are permanent in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', which is about MMO gamers trapped in the game- if the player's HP drops to 0, the hardware fries their brain. Later an item is found that can revive someone, but it only has a ten second window between character death and player death. In the later arcs, this aspect is no longer present in the VR games (the newer-generation hardware used to play the games doesn't allow for a kill-the-player-in-reality function), though some characters do die in reality for other reasons.

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** The BigBad of the [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha original anime]] seeks to avert defy this trope. [[spoiler:Whether she actually had any chance of success is unclear, but the method she was trying to use was something the heroes had to stop because it ran the risk of causing severe multiversal damage just to ''maybe'' bring back ''one person''. [[BigBad Precia]] was too crazy to care about the risk.]]
* Player deaths are permanent in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', which is *''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''is about MMO gamers trapped in the game- if game and player deaths are permanent. If the player's HP drops to 0, the hardware fries their brain. Later an item is found that can revive someone, but it only has a ten second window between character death and player death. In the later arcs, this aspect is no longer present in the VR games (the newer-generation hardware used to play the games doesn't allow for a kill-the-player-in-reality function), though some characters do die in reality for other reasons.
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