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12th Feb '18 12:56:40 PM 32_Footsteps
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* One of the more sinister reveals in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileSilmeria'' is that [[spoiler: Rufus is one of these for Odin, should the latter die]]. The character in question keeps it a secret as long as possible, in no small part because they want to avoid that fate if at all possible. It later turns out that this status is key to saving the world - [[spoiler: Rufus can inherit Odin's power without being taken over by him, which is necessary to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt]].
19th Jan '18 3:14:30 AM Baeraad555
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* If the CelestialBureaucracy from ''Literature/YouAreDeadSignHerePlease'' does not want you to die for some reason, they'll stuff your soul into one of the bodies normally used by bureaucrats [[AngelUnaware going undercover on Earth]] whenever you die. This is the fate of protagonist Nathan, who isn't allowed into the afterlife until he agrees to sign his 21B (Decedent Acknowledgment and Waiver of Liability).
10th Nov '17 12:57:07 PM MasterN
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' [[spoiler: Kyubey]] has this ability. [[spoiler: Since the Incubators are a HiveMind, and Kyubey is the single consciousness that controls them all, it can simply switch bodies any time something happens to one (as seen when Homura shoots one dead).]] [[NightmareFuel Disturbingly]], [[spoiler: the old dead body will then be eaten by a living one]].
30th Aug '17 9:38:02 PM Maagicmushies
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'''s Main Villain, Funny Valentine's ability is to jop between dimensions and if he's fatally wounded, he'll just bring a copy of himself to his dimension.
14th May '17 12:26:56 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created: two of these are Seth (who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight) and Ed (who becomes VitriolicBetBuds with Balrog).

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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created: two of these are Seth (who (the BigBad from ''IV'', who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight) and Ed (who (a boy seen in Balrog's ''IV'' ending, who goes through RapidAging and becomes VitriolicBetBuds with Balrog). a DLC character in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'').
14th May '17 12:24:58 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created, one in particular named Seth, who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight.

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* M. Bison from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' never stays dead. Ever. He's been canonically killed off no less than two times now, (including one where Akuma sent his soul to Hell) and each time he always comes back in a new body. His story in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' starts off with him waiting in a [[PeopleJars medical tank]], growing impatient while his scientists ready his new body. He plans on transferring over to one of the new clone bodies he created, one in particular named Seth, who created: two of these are Seth (who has already gained his own self-awareness and will not surrender his body without a fight.fight) and Ed (who becomes VitriolicBetBuds with Balrog).
9th May '17 3:51:19 PM Katsuhagi
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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, [[CrazyPrepared prepared just for that eventuality]]. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.

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It's not uncommon for death not to be permanent in {{Fiction}}. In this case, a character survives their death by having their consciousness (and/or mind and/or soul) transferred to a replacement body, [[CrazyPrepared prepared just for that eventuality]]. This body is often a [[CloningGambit clone of the character]], although this is not the case for robotic characters, naturally.
naturally. Sometimes they've specifically [[RaisedAsAHost raised an individual from childhood for this]], in which case they may overlap with FamilialBodySnatcher.
14th Apr '17 9:42:57 AM zarpaulus
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** The reason is that while it is easy to back up an AI, they can't be restored. Molecular variations in the manufacturing mean every robot AI is unique and while they can be saved to disk, they can't be restored to any other unit but themselves.
* All the named robots in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' have numerous backups. It first came up Minionbot briefly converted to Zen in an early arc but changed his mind when Carl threatened to overwrite his backup disc with [=MP3s=], he later got a set of spare heads in case of LogicBomb. Carl himself has a closet full of fully aware backups.

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** The reason is that while it is easy to back up an AI, they can't be restored. Molecular variations in the manufacturing mean every robot AI neural net is unique and while they their memories can be saved to disk, they can't be restored to any other unit but themselves.
* All the named robots in ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' have numerous backups. It first came up when Minionbot briefly converted to Zen Buddhism in an early arc but changed his mind when Carl threatened to overwrite his backup disc with [=MP3s=], he later got a set of spare heads in case of LogicBomb. Carl himself has a closet full of fully aware backups.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Jix}}'' androids can backup to a spare body if they have one, or do a rapid upload into any nearby hardware with sufficient storage, such as another android.


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** In one episode the Robot Devil is destroyed and temporarily becomes a digital ghost, before opening his closet and possessing one of his several spare bodies.
14th Mar '17 5:20:09 AM Doug86
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* Another Bungie series, ''VideoGames/{{Marathon}}'', used "pattern buffers" as {{Save Point}}s. The term may have some from ''StarTrek'' as it works on the same principle: your molecular makeup is stored in the buffer and this is how you're "saved".

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* Another Bungie series, ''VideoGames/{{Marathon}}'', used "pattern buffers" as {{Save Point}}s. The term may have some from ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' as it works on the same principle: your molecular makeup is stored in the buffer and this is how you're "saved".
15th Feb '17 2:58:00 PM CountDorku
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* Cubes in ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' back up memory for recovery if the host dies. The Combined Army even has a gun, the sepsitor, that implants viruses into the cube to take control of the host.
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