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11th Jan '17 10:33:30 AM Routeferret
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** The page image is from one of Venture's more unusual experiments to resurrect the dead; Venturestein. Rusty was apparently more interested in doing it just to see if he could, as he put it "laugh in God's face," but soon found the only application he could have for this particular form of resurrection was selling his zombies to the military for willing suicide bombers.



** The page image is from one of Venture's more unusual experiments to resurrect the dead; Venturestein. Rusty was apparently more interested in doing it just to see if he could, as he put it "laugh in God's face," but soon found the only application he could have for this particular form of resurrection was selling his zombies to the military for willing suicide bombers.
11th Jan '17 10:19:37 AM Routeferret
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*After the events of The Void in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Rob comes back from the void... ...but ends up terribly upon his arrival back on earth.
5th Jan '17 1:29:37 PM rafi
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}: Most Lazarus Pit stories have this as a temporary effect. [[ResurrectionSickness Coming back drives you around the bend]]. Some recover. Not all do. The wife of Mr. Freeze was put into a Lazarus Pit and revived in the last arc of the ''Batgirl'' series. It wasn't pretty. Mostly since she was ''in pieces'' at the time, and Freeze didn't wait to get everything aligned properly. The good news is, she's alive. The bad news is, she's nuts and has superpowers. Oh, and the ''[[DeusAngstMachina really]]'' bad news is that the powers are ''heat'' based. Think on it for a sec.
* In the Marvel Universe, the ancient clan of ninjas known as the Hand, when they aren't serving as disposable cannon fodder in stories featuring Wolverine, Daredevil, and/or Elektra, can bring recently-slain people back from the dead; dozens of the ninjas give up their lives voluntarily, reanimating the dead person by donating their life force. Upon resurrection, the person in question typically does a 180-degree alignment flip, and often acquires a near-total devotion to the Hand and its goals. This can often be undone through ''extensive'' deprogramming.

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* ''Franchise/TheDCU'':
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Franchise/{{Batman}}: Most Lazarus Pit stories have this as a temporary effect. [[ResurrectionSickness Coming back drives you around the bend]]. Some recover. Not all do. The wife of Mr. Freeze was put into a Lazarus Pit and revived in the last arc of the ''Batgirl'' series. It wasn't pretty. Mostly since she was ''in pieces'' at the time, and Freeze didn't wait to get everything aligned properly. The good news is, she's alive. The bad news is, she's nuts and has superpowers. Oh, and the ''[[DeusAngstMachina really]]'' bad news is that the powers are ''heat'' based. Think on it for a sec.
* In ** Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
*** Discussed in storyline "The Way of
the Marvel Universe, World". The eponymous heroine is trying to save a young cancer victim named Thomas. Unfortunately, Thomas dies, but she thinks a blood transfusion of another super-hero's nanite-laced blood may revive Thomas. Franchise/{{Superman}} tries to dissuade her, stating that "the transfusion might bring Thomas back as something inhuman... a blazing skull, a monster, or worse."
*** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' Cyborg Superman turns
the people of Argo into Cyborgs to bring them back from the dead. However they are only soulless zombie robots.
** ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Played with when the real Barry finally comes back to life. He feels off, like he shouldn't be alive. Turns out Professor Zoom brought him back with a corrupted Speed Force. Unlike most examples of this trope, they get it fixed.
** This was the case for ''ComicBook/GreenArrow''. [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], before his HeroicSacrifice in reigniting the sun, recreated Ollie's body after his ''own'' HeroicSacrifice. However, he couldn't bring the soul back and it took Hal as the Spectre and an appeal from body to soul to fix that little problem.
** The heroes and villains resurrected for the ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' miniseries. Most of them came back with powers tainted by being former Black Lanterns, and they had to ''earn'' a permanent stay among the living.
* ''Franchise/MarvelUniverse'':
** The
ancient clan of ninjas known as the Hand, when they aren't serving as disposable cannon fodder in stories featuring Wolverine, Daredevil, {{Wolverine}}, {{Daredevil}}, and/or Elektra, {{Elektra}}, can bring recently-slain people back from the dead; dozens of the ninjas give up their lives voluntarily, reanimating the dead person by donating their life force. Upon resurrection, the person in question typically does a 180-degree alignment flip, and often acquires a near-total devotion to the Hand and its goals. This can often be undone through ''extensive'' deprogramming.deprogramming.
** Comicbook/ManThing was once Dr. Ted Sallis before a scientific accident (plus a little magic) turned him into a hulking, mindless mound of empathic sludge.
** Subverted magnificently in an ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' story: the supervillain Grim Reaper (who has come back wrong a few times himself) turned several dead Avengers into undead beings hoping to use them against the current team... but he underestimated the power of their HeroicWillpower and they turned on him. Reaper's brother, the hero Wonder Man, even [[LampshadeHanging remarked]] to his face how stupid his plan had been.
** Happened briefly to Jack of Hearts in the ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' storyline, although it's a toss-up whether it was actually him.
** A ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' story had an ancient artifact called the Resurrection Stone which had to be retrieved for contrived reasons. It was in two parts, one would animate the body (but leave it a soulless husk) and the other would replace the soul (in an inanimate body). The people who used the two pieces are also driven completely insane by using them.
** This is the powerset for adult Layla Miller, aka Butterfly from ''ComicBook/XFactor''. She can resurrect the dead, but the soul doesn't get reattached to the revived body.
** ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Trevor Fitzroy (a time traveler who hails from one of the Marvel Universe's many possible {{Bad Future}}s) eventually had this retconned into his origin story. He was once a heroic freedom fighter in his own time, but when he was killed and his specific powers were needed, Layla Miller used her own powers to bring him back to life. But Layla can only revive bodies, not souls. So the Fitzroy that caused so much carnage in his other appearances turns out to have been evil because he was literally soulless.
** After ComicBook/{{Blade}} uses the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]] and becomes Switchblade, he kills a bunch of his allies. Most are brought back to life without lasting damage, but ComicBook/{{Morbius}} is revived as an undead being, and without his soul to boot.
* The premise of the ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' is that ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch tries to resurrect Jughead's dog Hot Dog, who died in a car accident caused by Reggie. Hot Dog ends up returning undead, and he and Jughead proceed to usher in a ZombieApocalypse.
* Knuckles had this happen in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''. When he's killed trying to save Dimitri from Mammoth Mogul, Knuckles ends up [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence passing through the Chaos Force]] and meets his ancestors. However, he decides he's better off in the living world and returns. However, when he does so, his powers ''don't'' follow him. He spends a year powerless and it isn't until Sonic returns that Knuckles is able to get repowered.
* In ''[[ComicBook/AthenaVoltaire Athena Voltaire and the Isle of the Dead]]'', this is what happens when people who are already dead are exposed to the waters of the Fountain of Life; the crew of Fontenda's ship were killed in a pirate attack, but then brought back as zombies when barrels of Fountain water which were on board burst.
* People injected with [[PsychoSerum Compound V]] in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' have a small chance of turning back to life... as brain-dead zombies prone to soil themselves.



* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Discussed in storyline "The Way of the World". The eponymous heroine is trying to save a young cancer victim named Thomas. Unfortunately, Thomas dies, but she thinks a blood transfusion of another super-hero's nanite-laced blood may revive Thomas. Franchise/{{Superman}} tries to dissuade her, stating that "the transfusion might bring Thomas back as something inhuman... a blazing skull, a monster, or worse."
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' Cyborg Superman turns the people of Argo into Cyborgs to bring them back from the dead. However they are only soulless zombie robots.
--->'''Supergirl:''' This isn't the future. Look at them. Look at their eyes. You made them monsters! [...] These things aren't alive. You perverted our people's bodies. It isn't right. They move but they don't talk and they aren't really alive.
* An odd variant appears in Franchise/TeenTitans. Terra was TheMole who absolutely loathed the Teen Titans and accidentally died in a rockfall she created trying to kill them. She was resurrected as Terra 2 years later. There's really nothing wrong with her, but her personality was the opposite of the original. While Terra was a sociopathic villain, Terra 2 was a true hero at heart. Later retconned: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_(comics) Terra]] 1 was given [[BrainwashedAndCrazy "Dr. Wilson's "I'm Evil Now" Juice"]] by ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} (the same stuff that he gave [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_Cain Batgirl]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Wilson Ravager]] much later). Terra, apparently, has always been a true hero deep down.
* Comicbook/ManThing was once Dr. Ted Sallis before a scientific accident (plus a little magic) turned him into a hulking, mindless mound of empathic sludge.



* Subverted magnificently in an ''[[Comicbook/TheAvengers Avengers]]'' story: the supervillain Grim Reaper (who has come back wrong a few times himself) turned several dead Avengers into undead beings hoping to use them against the current team... but he underestimated the power of their HeroicWillpower and they turned on him. Reaper's brother, the hero Wonder Man, even [[LampshadeHanging remarked]] to his face how stupid his plan had been.
** Happened briefly to Jack of Hearts in the ''ComicBook/AvengersDisassembled'' storyline, although it's a toss-up whether it was actually him.
* A ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' story had an ancient artifact called the Resurrection Stone which had to be retrieved for contrived reasons. It was in two parts, one would animate the body (but leave it a soulless husk) and the other would replace the soul (in an inanimate body). The people who used the two pieces are also driven completely insane by using them.
* People injected with [[PsychoSerum Compound V]] in ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' have a small chance of turning back to life... as brain-dead zombies prone to soil themselves.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Played with when the real Barry finally comes back to life. He feels off, like he shouldn't be alive. Turns out Professor Zoom brought him back with a corrupted Speed Force. Unlike most examples of this trope, they get it fixed.
* This is the powerset for adult Layla Miller, aka Butterfly from ''ComicBook/XFactor''. She can resurrect the dead, but the soul doesn't get reattached to the revived body.
* This was the case for ''ComicBook/GreenArrow''. [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], before his HeroicSacrifice in reigniting the sun, recreated Ollie's body after his ''own'' HeroicSacrifice. However, he couldn't bring the soul back and it took Hal as the Spectre and an appeal from body to soul to fix that little problem.
* The heroes and villains resurrected for the ''ComicBook/BrightestDay'' miniseries. Most of them came back with powers tainted by being former Black Lanterns, and they had to ''earn'' a permanent stay among the living.
* Knuckles had this happen in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''. When he's killed trying to save Dimitri from Mammoth Mogul, Knuckles ends up [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence passing through the Chaos Force]] and meets his ancestors. However, he decides he's better off in the living world and returns. However, when he does so, his powers ''don't'' follow him. He spends a year powerless and it isn't until Sonic returns that Knuckles is able to get repowered.
* The premise of the ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' is that ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch tries to resurrect Jughead's dog Hot Dog, who died in a car accident caused by Reggie. Hot Dog ends up returning undead, and he and Jughead proceed to usher in a ZombieApocalypse.



* In ''[[ComicBook/AthenaVoltaire Athena Voltaire and the Isle of the Dead]]'', this is what happens when people who are already dead are exposed to the waters of the Fountain of Life; the crew of Fontenda's ship were killed in a pirate attack, but then brought back as zombies when barrels of Fountain water which were on board burst.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' villain Trevor Fitzroy (a time traveler who hails from one of the Marvel Universe's many possible {{Bad Future}}s) eventually had this retconned into his origin story. He was once a heroic freedom fighter in his own time, but when he was killed and his specific powers were needed, Layla Miller used her own powers to bring him back to life. But Layla can only revive bodies, not souls. So the Fitzroy that caused so much carnage in his other appearances turns out to have been evil because he was literally soulless.
* After ComicBook/{{Blade}} uses the [[TomeOfEldritchLore Darkhold]] and becomes Switchblade, he kills a bunch of his allies. Most are brought back to life without lasting damage, but ComicBook/{{Morbius}} is revived as an undead being, and without his soul to boot.
31st Dec '16 8:09:48 PM ZimFan89
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* The big reveal at the climax of ''FanFic/IWarrior'' is that [[spoiler: [[BigBad the Master]] is a Yuuzhan Vong-created clone of Anakin Solo that was accidentally fused with a Sith spirit before properly maturing. The resulting being is not quite Anakin ''or'' the Sith, but has the power of both, making him extremely dangerous.]]
30th Dec '16 4:59:27 PM gb00393
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** The wights, type DamagedSoul with some DemonicPossession.
** Beric Dondarrion mentions that every time he's resurrected, he feels that he loses a bit of himself.
** Narrowly averted with Jojen Reed, who is showing signs of becoming a wight when he is incinerated.
24th Dec '16 8:20:55 PM ChuckleheadTom
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* A random event in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' offers you a chance to bring back one of your slain party members (chosen from a group of 3, all 3 of which are chosen randomly), but while they maintain the level they had before death, they also come back afflicted, and with no equipment upgrades or combat/camping skills to their name.
11th Dec '16 9:27:28 AM Doug86
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* This was the case for ''ComicBook/GreenArrow''. [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], before his HeroicSacrifice in reigniting the sun, recreated Ollie's body after his ''own'' HeroicSacrifice. However, he couldn't bring the soul back and it took Hal as the Spectre and an appeal from body to soul to fix that little problem.

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* This was the case for ''ComicBook/GreenArrow''. [[ComicBook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], before his HeroicSacrifice in reigniting the sun, recreated Ollie's body after his ''own'' HeroicSacrifice. However, he couldn't bring the soul back and it took Hal as the Spectre and an appeal from body to soul to fix that little problem.
23rd Nov '16 4:49:46 PM billybobfred
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** And the Fallen is DEFINITELY this, as [[spoiler:s/he was just a regular human with anger issues until s/he died, then came back through ThePowerOfHate Determination as an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination]].

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** And the Fallen is DEFINITELY this, as [[spoiler:s/he was [[spoiler:they were just a regular human with anger issues until s/he they died, then came back through ThePowerOfHate Determination as an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination]].
10th Nov '16 1:36:06 PM Tron80
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* Discussed in Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} storyline "The Way of the World". The eponymous heroine is trying to save a young cancer victim named Thomas. Unfortunately, Thomas dies, but she thinks a blood transfusion of another super-hero's nanite-laced blood may revive Thomas. Franchise/{{Superman}} tries to dissuade her, stating that "the transfusion might bring Thomas back as something inhuman... a blazing skull, a monster, or worse."

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
**
Discussed in Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} storyline "The Way of the World". The eponymous heroine is trying to save a young cancer victim named Thomas. Unfortunately, Thomas dies, but she thinks a blood transfusion of another super-hero's nanite-laced blood may revive Thomas. Franchise/{{Superman}} tries to dissuade her, stating that "the transfusion might bring Thomas back as something inhuman... a blazing skull, a monster, or worse.""
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' Cyborg Superman turns the people of Argo into Cyborgs to bring them back from the dead. However they are only soulless zombie robots.
--->'''Supergirl:''' This isn't the future. Look at them. Look at their eyes. You made them monsters! [...] These things aren't alive. You perverted our people's bodies. It isn't right. They move but they don't talk and they aren't really alive.
6th Nov '16 5:35:17 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has Butters fearing this in ''Skin Game'' in regards to [[spoiler: Harry, who was revived after being shot in the freaking heart. In one of the most [[TearJerker tearjerking]] scenes in the book, he details exactly ''why'' he thinks this, because after Harry died the world became horrifyingly dark. The ones left behind had to damage themselves greatly just to ''try'' filling his shoes. Then he came back, and it was like the sun rising up. Except Harry ''didn't'' help. He just became distant and cryptic, asking them to put insane amounts of trust in him without giving explanation as to what he was doing, and actually admitting to working with the bad guys to boot.]] No wonder he cited ''Literature/PetSematary''.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has Butters fearing this in ''Skin Game'' ''Literature/SkinGame'' in regards to [[spoiler: Harry, who was revived after being shot in the freaking heart. In one of the most [[TearJerker tearjerking]] scenes in the book, he details exactly ''why'' he thinks this, because after Harry died the world became horrifyingly dark. The ones left behind had to damage themselves greatly just to ''try'' filling his shoes. Then he came back, and it was like the sun rising up. Except Harry ''didn't'' help. He just became distant and cryptic, asking them to put insane amounts of trust in him without giving explanation as to what he was doing, and actually admitting to working with the bad guys to boot.]] No wonder he cited ''Literature/PetSematary''.
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