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16th Oct '17 10:24:05 PM Gatordragon24
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* Terminus from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' has this as his [[LimitBreak Ultimate ability]]. When he dies with his Ultimate ready, he can use it to ressurect himself on the spot instead waiting to respawn back at the home base. Ressurecting also creates an explosion that severely damages any enemy nearby.
14th Oct '17 11:32:45 AM omnicritic
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** [[spoiler: The Hound, and Benjen Stark (Ned's only surviving brother) pull off spectacular ones as well. The Hound was OnlyMostlyDead and was helped back to recovery by a Septon, and Benjen Stark CameBackStrong. To elaborate, Benjen was actually killed by a White Walker, and left for dead, while the Children of the Forest saving him the same way they created the White Walkers. He's dead enough not to go back south, and also alive enough, to have his own personality, conscience and pull a BigDamnHeroes, unlike the wights.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Hound, and Benjen Stark (Ned's only surviving brother) pull off spectacular ones as well. The Hound was OnlyMostlyDead and was helped back to recovery by a Septon, and Benjen Stark CameBackStrong. To elaborate, Benjen was actually killed by a White Walker, and left for dead, while with the Children of the Forest saving him the same way they created the White Walkers. He's dead enough not to go back south, and also alive enough, to have his own personality, conscience and pull a BigDamnHeroes, unlike the wights.]]
14th Oct '17 11:30:24 AM omnicritic
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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Beren is killed by a werewolf, and Lúthien [[DeathByDespair dies of despair]]... only to ask ''[[EverybodyHatesHades Mandos himself]]'' to bring Beren and herself back to life though a [[MagicMusic song]]. Mandos agrees, however this is at the cost of Lúthien's immortality, so she and Beren are returned to Middle-Earth as humans.

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* In ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', Beren is killed by a werewolf, and Lúthien [[DeathByDespair dies of despair]]... only to ask ''[[EverybodyHatesHades Mandos himself]]'' to bring Beren and herself back to life though through a [[MagicMusic song]]. Mandos agrees, however this is at the cost of Lúthien's immortality, so she and Beren are returned to Middle-Earth as humans.
14th Oct '17 11:28:25 AM omnicritic
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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf certainly fits this, along with [[YouShallNotPass certain]] [[MutualKill other]] death tropes. He even falls into an abyssal pit and everything, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome so nobody sees what happens next.]] Not only does is he sent back to the living world, [[CameBackStrong he's sent back more powerful than before.]] Normally being a lesser god means that he cannot be KilledOffForReal to begin with. In this case, tt's implied that Gandalf really was dead (as in "pass out of Eä the same way as Men" dead) and that it took the [[DivineIntervention intervention]] of [[{{God}} Eru]] to send him back.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf certainly fits this, along with [[YouShallNotPass certain]] [[MutualKill other]] death tropes. He even falls into an abyssal pit and everything, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome so nobody sees what happens next.]] Not only does is he sent back to the living world, [[CameBackStrong he's sent back more powerful than before.]] Normally being a lesser god means that he cannot be KilledOffForReal to begin with. In this case, tt's it's implied that Gandalf really was dead (as in "pass out of Eä the same way as Men" dead) and that it took the [[DivineIntervention intervention]] of [[{{God}} Eru]] to send him back.
14th Oct '17 1:13:48 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'': Samus Aran's archnemesis Ridley is definitely up there in the ranks of continuously resurrected villains. He explodes in ''VideoGame/Metroid1''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' but is rebuilt for ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. He fall of a cliff and blows up again, and comes back in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' as if nothing ever happened. He ''vaporizes'' this time, but Ridley reappears anyway in [[''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'']] and ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. Samus blows him up ''again'' in the latter and the planet his remains are on explodes too. Ridley officially dies here, but then the Galactic Federation are stupid enough to clone everything that has traces on Samus's suit, so he comes back again in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. He gets beaten up again by Samus, and then killed by a Metroid Queen. His ''corpse'' appears again in ''Fusion'' and is promptly infected by an X Parasite and dies. For now. Plot-wise, this is justified by him having an ''ridiculously'' good HealingFactor and access to advanced resurrection technologies.

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* ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'': Samus Aran's archnemesis Ridley is definitely up there in the ranks of continuously resurrected villains. He explodes in ''VideoGame/Metroid1''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' but is rebuilt for ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. He fall of a cliff and blows up again, and comes back in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' as if nothing ever happened. He ''vaporizes'' this time, but Ridley reappears anyway in [[''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'']] [[spoiler:''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'']] and ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. Samus blows him up ''again'' in the latter and the planet his remains are on explodes too. Ridley officially dies here, but then the Galactic Federation are stupid enough to clone everything that has traces on Samus's suit, so he comes back again in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. He gets beaten up again by Samus, and then killed by a Metroid Queen. His ''corpse'' appears again in ''Fusion'' and is promptly infected by an X Parasite and dies. For now. Plot-wise, this is justified by him having an ''ridiculously'' good HealingFactor and access to advanced resurrection technologies.
13th Oct '17 10:49:48 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s "Knights of the Nine" {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC this happens to the PlayerCharacter after defeating the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead Ayleid sorcerer-king]] Umaril.
* Alduin in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the power to revive any Dragons that were "slain" in the past as long as he has access to their immortal Aedric souls. Even Dragons that have been buried for centuries and reduced to skeletons can be revived to full strength in moments by Alduin. The Dragonborn is the only one who can permanently "kill" Dragons because he/she can absorb the Dragons' souls upon their "death". Granted, because Dragons are immortal Aedric spirits that exist beyond time, they can't truly die -- in fact, the whole concept of death is confusing to Dragons.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'''s the series' backstory, Wulfharth Ash-King was an ancient King of the Nords who was also believed to be a "Shezarrine", [[GodInHumanForm physical manifestations]] of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]], Lorkhan ([[IHaveManyNames known as Shezarr to the Imperials and Shor to the Nords]]. Wulfharth [[EternalHero has died and come back to life]] at least three times, typically serving mankind by killing lots and lots of Elves.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s
"Knights of the Nine" {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC expansion, this happens to the PlayerCharacter after defeating the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead Ayleid sorcerer-king]] expansion's BigBad, the [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrected]] [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleid]] sorcerer-king, Umaril.
* ** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the BigBad [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse Alduin in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the power to revive any Dragons that is resurrecting dragons who were "slain" slain in the past as long as he has access to their past. While anyone of sufficient ability can slay the physical form of a dragon, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], being [[TheAgeless Ageless]] beings with [[DragonsAreDivine immortal Aedric souls. Even Dragons that have been buried for centuries and reduced to skeletons souls]], cannot truly be killed except by [[TakesOneToKillOne another dragon]] or [[TheChosenOne Dragonborn]], who [[YourSoulIsmine absorbs its soul]] upon death. As such, dragons can be revived [[BrownNote actively harmed]] by forcing them to full strength in moments by Alduin. The Dragonborn is the only one who can permanently "kill" Dragons because he/she can absorb the Dragons' souls upon their "death". Granted, because Dragons are immortal Aedric spirits that exist beyond time, they can't truly die -- in fact, the whole concept of death is confusing to Dragons.actually experience mortality.
28th Sep '17 5:58:02 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', Jeb Lindson has already come back twice at the beginning. [=LeFel=] invokes the RuleOfThree to argue that he should stay dead this time.

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* In Creator/DevonMonk's ''[[Literature/AgeOfSteam Dead Iron]]'', ''Literature/DeadIron'', Jeb Lindson has already come back twice at the beginning. [=LeFel=] invokes the RuleOfThree to argue that he should stay dead this time.
22nd Sep '17 9:43:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Even though Link and Zelda are {{legacy character}}s, Ganondorf is basically the same guy in each of the games. He has died at least seven times in various branches of the timeline, but is capable of resurrecting through various means; while in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' and the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games his resurrection involves some kind of human sacrifice, ''Literature/HyruleHistoria'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' imply that he can resurrect on his own courtesy of [[spoiler:Demise's eternal curse]]. The plot of the ''Oracle'' series revolves around the witches Twinrova attempting to kidnap Zelda in order to sacrifice her to resurrect Ganon, which results in [[spoiler:the witches sacrificing themselves so that Ganon can come back and have you [[BackForTheDead kill him in the final battle]]]], while ''Adventure of Link'' has him show up on the Game Over screen, because the manual explains that he can be resurrected by spreading Link's blood over his ashes. So far, [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''[='s=]]] timeline is the only one where he's ''stayed'' dead so far.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Even though Link and Zelda are {{legacy character}}s, Ganondorf is basically the same guy in each of the games. He has died at least seven times in various branches of the timeline, but is capable of resurrecting through various means; while in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' and the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games his resurrection involves some kind of human sacrifice, ''Literature/HyruleHistoria'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' imply that he can resurrect on his own courtesy of [[spoiler:Demise's eternal curse]]. The plot of the ''Oracle'' series revolves around the witches Twinrova attempting to kidnap Zelda in order to sacrifice her to resurrect Ganon, which results in [[spoiler:the witches sacrificing themselves so that Ganon can come back and have you [[BackForTheDead kill him in the final battle]]]], while ''Adventure of Link'' has him show up on the Game Over screen, because the manual explains that he can be resurrected by spreading Link's blood over his ashes. So far, [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''[='s=]]] timeline is the only one where he's apparently ''stayed'' dead so far.dead.
22nd Sep '17 9:42:37 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Liquid Snake in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' comes back from the dead by possessing Revolver Ocelot. However, by [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots the fourth installment]], it's all a ruse. That is, he apparently really did possess Ocelot in ''2'', but Ocelot removed the possessing limb and then brainwashed himself to appear possessed to fool his enemies from then on.
** Also from ''4'', it's revealed in the Screaming Mantis boss that Psycho Mantis returned as a ghost possessing Screaming Mantis. He's later exorcised by the ghost of The Sorrow from ''Metal Gear Soid 3''.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
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Liquid Snake in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' ''VideoGame/{{MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' comes back from the dead by possessing Revolver Ocelot. However, by [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots the fourth installment]], ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', it's all a ruse. That is, he apparently really did possess Ocelot in ''2'', but Ocelot removed the possessing limb and then brainwashed himself to appear possessed to fool his enemies from then on.
** Also from ''4'', it's revealed in the Screaming Mantis boss that Psycho Mantis from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' returned as a ghost possessing Screaming Mantis. He's later exorcised by the ghost of The Sorrow from ''Metal Gear Soid 3''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''.



* Even though Link and Zelda are {{legacy character}}s, Ganondorf is the same guy in each of the games. He has died five times in various branches of the timeline, with no clear explanation as to how he comes back each time, although both ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' and the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games suggest that his resurrection involves some kind of human sacrifice; alternatively, it could be because of the Triforce of Power. The plot of the ''Oracle'' series revolving around the witches Twinrova attempting to kidnap Zelda in order to use her in the ritual. These games have Ganon come back [[BackForTheDead just so you can kill him in the final battle]], while ''Adventure of Link'' has him show up on the Game Over screen, because the manual explains that he can be resurrected by spreading Link's blood over his ashes.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Even though Link and Zelda are {{legacy character}}s, Ganondorf is basically the same guy in each of the games. He has died five at least seven times in various branches of the timeline, with no clear explanation as to how he comes back each time, although both but is capable of resurrecting through various means; while in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' and the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games suggest that his resurrection involves some kind of human sacrifice; alternatively, it could be because sacrifice, ''Literature/HyruleHistoria'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Triforce Wild]]'' imply that he can resurrect on his own courtesy of Power. [[spoiler:Demise's eternal curse]]. The plot of the ''Oracle'' series revolving revolves around the witches Twinrova attempting to kidnap Zelda in order to use sacrifice her to resurrect Ganon, which results in the ritual. These games have [[spoiler:the witches sacrificing themselves so that Ganon can come back and have you [[BackForTheDead just so you can kill him in the final battle]], battle]]]], while ''Adventure of Link'' has him show up on the Game Over screen, because the manual explains that he can be resurrected by spreading Link's blood over his ashes.ashes. So far, [[spoiler:''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''[='s=]]] timeline is the only one where he's ''stayed'' dead so far.



* [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus's]] archnemesis Ridley has to be getting up in the ranks of continuously resurrected villains. He explodes in ''Zero Mission'' but is rebuilt for ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. He fall of a cliff and blows up again, and comes back in ''Metroid Prime 3'' as if nothing ever happened. He ''vaporizes'' this time, but Ridley reappears anyway in ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. Samus blows him up ''again'' and the planet his remains are on explodes too. Ridley officially dies here, but then the Galactic Federation are stupid enough to clone everything that has traces on Samus's suit, so he comes back again. He later gets beaten up by Samus, and then killed by a Metroid Queen. His ''corpse'' appears again in ''Fusion'' and is promptly infected by an X Parasite and dies. For now.

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* [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus's]] ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'': Samus Aran's archnemesis Ridley has to be getting is definitely up there in the ranks of continuously resurrected villains. He explodes in ''Zero Mission'' ''VideoGame/Metroid1''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' but is rebuilt for ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime''. He fall of a cliff and blows up again, and comes back in ''Metroid Prime 3'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'' as if nothing ever happened. He ''vaporizes'' this time, but Ridley reappears anyway in [[''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'']] and ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid''. Samus blows him up ''again'' in the latter and the planet his remains are on explodes too. Ridley officially dies here, but then the Galactic Federation are stupid enough to clone everything that has traces on Samus's suit, so he comes back again. again in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM''. He later gets beaten up again by Samus, and then killed by a Metroid Queen. His ''corpse'' appears again in ''Fusion'' and is promptly infected by an X Parasite and dies. For now. Plot-wise, this is justified by him having an ''ridiculously'' good HealingFactor and access to advanced resurrection technologies.
15th Sep '17 11:31:51 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Through her hallucinations, Peter instructs Lydia on how to resurrect him with the promise of ridding Lydia of her visions. Scott, the main character of the show has died and came back three times. The first time he sacrificed himself to save his mother, the second time he also sacrificed himself so the Benefactor wouldn't kill him and he could save his friends and the third time he was killed by Theo but ressurected by his mother, Melissa.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Through her hallucinations, Peter instructs Lydia on how to resurrect him with the promise of ridding Lydia of her visions. Scott, the main character of the show show, has died and came back three times. The first time he sacrificed himself to save his mother, the second time he also sacrificed himself so the Benefactor wouldn't kill him and he could save his friends friends, and the third time he was killed by Theo but ressurected resurected by his mother, Melissa.


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* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'':
** The Mord-Sith can do this by using the [[KissofLife Breath of Life]]. It seems to heal the fatal wounds suffered, but it won't save you if your windpipe was severed, or if your body was too badly damaged, and it has to be used within a short amount of time after the death.
** The banelings are people who made a bargain with the Keeper in exchange for coming back to life and escaping his clutches-kill one person a day, or else rot away into dust, dead again.
** [[spoiler:Zedd tries to bring a woman back in the episode "Wizard" and appears to succeed. However, it is revealed that it was the Keeper who brought her back as a baneling. Apparently, even wizards of the First Order are not strong enough to defeat death.]]
** [[spoiler:Darken Rahl reveals to Richard that he has been a baneling for decades, slaughtering thousands to appease his master, the Keeper]].
** In the finale, [[spoiler:Cara, Dahlia, Leo, Nicci, and Richard.]] Keep in mind that the second season revolves around the barrier between the world of life and the underworld breaking down, so it fits with the overall theme.
** Combined with an unwilling GrandTheftMe [[spoiler:Dennee]] is brought back into the body of another woman.
** In "Princess", combined with a ''willing'' GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler:Nicci]] is brought back into the body of another Sister who sacrifices herself for this purpose.
** [[spoiler:Richard]] in "Resurrection" is brought back by a wizard with shadow water.
** Both [[spoiler:Cara]] and [[spoiler:Thaddicus]] in "Hunger".
** In "Walter", [[spoiler:Darken Rahl]] is brought back in the body of a double.
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