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18th Jan '17 9:16:30 AM HighCrate
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A general rule of thumb is that if you NeverFoundTheBody, the character is NotQuiteDead in the first place (and therefore not a candidate for this trope). One of the most common examples of this is that if a character falls off of a cliff or other high structure, especially into [[SoftWater water]], he or she is almost guaranteed to still be alive; see DisneyDeath. An explosion gives more reasonable odds. Of course, even if DeaderThanDead, even if you see the body and you've atomized it so finely that each individual molecule is a galaxy apart... there's always TimeTravel. Removing the entire thing from existence can be done, and equally undone by a similar DeusExMachina.

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A general rule of thumb is that if you NeverFoundTheBody, the character is NotQuiteDead in the first place (and therefore not a candidate for this trope). One of the most common examples of this is that if a character falls off of a cliff or other high structure, especially into [[SoftWater water]], he or she is almost guaranteed to still be alive; see DisneyDeath. An explosion gives more reasonable odds. Of course, even if DeaderThanDead, even if you you've see the body and you've atomized it so finely that each individual molecule is a galaxy apart... there's always TimeTravel. Removing the entire thing from existence can be done, and equally undone by a similar DeusExMachina.



* Happens frequently in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', with medical science able to bring people back moments after death if the deceased's head is placed in a special bag with nanites as of the start of the strip, and improving drastically through its run. One LampshadeHanging of this tendency is when one character describes a foe as DeaderThanDisco, only for another to point out [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-08-18 that disco has come back almost a dozen times in the last three centuries]]. When does the supposedly dead guy come back? [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-08-19 The very next strip]].

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* Happens frequently in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', with medical science able to bring people back moments after death if the deceased's head is placed in a special bag with nanites as of the start of the strip, and improving drastically through its run. One LampshadeHanging of this tendency is when one character describes a foe as DeaderThanDisco, deader than disco, only for another to point out [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-08-18 that disco has come back almost a dozen times in the last three centuries]]. When does the supposedly dead guy come back? [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-08-19 The very next strip]].
7th Jan '17 6:29:53 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', the laws of the universe allow anyone to come back from the dead at least twice: a mortal can return as a form of undead by selling their soul to a demon, and an undead which is destroyed can be resurrected by a demon if someone willingly sacrifices their soul to a demon on their behalf. Third chances, however, are not so easily obtained. Three major characters are resurrected through deals with demons: Rachel, Roger, and Marilyn.
3rd Jan '17 2:47:28 PM TomServo3000
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* Sylvester the Cat from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 23 deaths in 15 different cartoons, one episode (''WesterAnimation/SatansWaitin'') features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].

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* Sylvester the Cat from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 23 24 deaths in 15 16 different cartoons, one episode (''WesterAnimation/SatansWaitin'') features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].
3rd Jan '17 12:35:24 PM TomServo3000
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* Sylvester the Cat from the classic era of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 23 deaths in 15 different cartoons, one episode (''WesterAnimation/SatansWaitin'') features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].

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* Sylvester the Cat from the classic era of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 23 deaths in 15 different cartoons, one episode (''WesterAnimation/SatansWaitin'') features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].
3rd Jan '17 12:34:38 PM TomServo3000
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* Sylvester the cat from the classic era of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 18 times in 10 different cartoons, one episode ("Satan's Waitin'" (1954)) features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].

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* Sylvester the cat Cat from the classic era of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 18 times 23 deaths in 10 15 different cartoons, one episode ("Satan's Waitin'" (1954)) (''WesterAnimation/SatansWaitin'') features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].
2nd Jan '17 6:31:59 AM rafi
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* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} was fatally stabbed in an ''X-Men'' comic back in 2001. Fans raged against creator Chris Claremont for killing her off. But sure enough, in 2005, she returned to the X-Men, and was warmly welcomed back into their ranks, where she remains to this day.

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* ComicBook/{{Psylocke}} once was fatally stabbed in an ''X-Men'' comic back in 2001. Fans raged against creator Chris Claremont for killing by the man known as Vargas while protecting Rogue and Beast, who were badly beaten by the villain. One year after her off. But sure enough, in 2005, she returned to the X-Men, and was warmly welcomed back into their ranks, death, Betsy awoke where she remains to this day.had died, unaware of how she had survived, and was soon reunited with the X-Men. It is later revealed that the responsible was elder brother Jamie Braddock with his RealityWarper powers.
1st Jan '17 6:36:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted three times, with three of the principal characters, in ''Series/AmericanGothic'': in the very first episode, Merlyn Temple is murdered by Sheriff Lucas Buck--but we see her as a ghost immediately in the very same episode and she remains around as Caleb's SpiritAdvisor for the rest of the series; Caleb himself later dies after an electrocution accident, but is immediately resuscitated by Sheriff Buck's powers; and in the penultimate episode of the series, Buck is seemingly killed and buried (after being stabbed in [[AchillesHeel the third eye]], only to see his eyes pop open in the coffin just before the credits roll. (He isn't dug up until the series finale, however.)

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* Averted three times, with three of the principal characters, in ''Series/AmericanGothic'': ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'': in the very first episode, Merlyn Temple is murdered by Sheriff Lucas Buck--but we see her as a ghost immediately in the very same episode and she remains around as Caleb's SpiritAdvisor for the rest of the series; Caleb himself later dies after an electrocution accident, but is immediately resuscitated by Sheriff Buck's powers; and in the penultimate episode of the series, Buck is seemingly killed and buried (after being stabbed in [[AchillesHeel the third eye]], only to see his eyes pop open in the coffin just before the credits roll. (He isn't dug up until the series finale, however.)
26th Dec '16 8:31:03 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon''. The title character, after being executed by poison gas. He's saved by a doctor's injection he received beforehand, though Princess Aura pretends that she revived him with a kiss.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. The title character, after being executed by poison gas. He's saved by a doctor's injection he received beforehand, though Princess Aura pretends that she revived him with a kiss.
24th Dec '16 9:37:56 PM TomServo3000
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* Sylvester the cat from the classic era of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 16 times in 7 different cartoons, one episode ("Satan's Waitin'" (1954)) features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].

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* Sylvester the cat from the classic era of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' died 16 18 times in 7 10 different cartoons, one episode ("Satan's Waitin'" (1954)) features him slowly losing [[CatsHaveNineLives all nine of his lives]].
10th Dec '16 4:46:03 PM alezfilm869
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* [[spoiler: The cliffhanger for the Season 5 Midseason finale has Laurel showing up in the bunker, apparently alive and well.]]

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* ** [[spoiler: The cliffhanger for the Season 5 Midseason finale of Arrow has Laurel showing up in the bunker, apparently alive and well.]]
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