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26th Sep '16 7:42:58 AM bjshipley1
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** [[spoiler:That appears to be happening now in the comic Angel and Faith, Season 10. Fred is BackfromtheDead, and having to share her body with Illyria.]]

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** [[spoiler:That appears to be happening now in the comic Angel and Faith, Season 10. Fred is BackfromtheDead, BackFromTheDead, and having to share her body with Illyria.]]
17th Sep '16 5:54:37 PM Yib
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* Appetite demons from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' can't be killed by normal means, because of their ability to reincarnate again and again after death. Only way to kill them is to [[SealedEvilInACan seal them in a cpecial golden can.]]
** Pieces of Neo, due to their extreme survivability, had to be completely decimated - they were either annihilated or simply eaten. Death of one, that got least punisment was described as [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill "lost any semblance of shape, form or existence"]].
** Anyone eaten by Neo falls under this trope. Everything, that Neo eats completely disappears from this world, breaking the law of conservation of energy - in other words, he consumes things without leave behind any energy or matter. This includes soul energy, which means, that even abovementioned spirits, that can constantly reincarnate, permanently die, if Neo eats them. And on top of that, his bites also can't be regenerated, because cells ''admit their defeat and give up''.

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* Appetite demons from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' can't be killed by normal means, because of their ability to reincarnate again and again after death. Only way to kill them is to [[SealedEvilInACan seal them in a cpecial special golden can.]]
** Pieces of Neo, due to their extreme survivability, had to be completely decimated - they were either annihilated or simply eaten. Death of one, one that got least punisment out of them, was described as [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill "lost any semblance of shape, form or existence"]].
** Anyone eaten by Neo falls under this trope. Everything, that Neo eats completely disappears from this world, breaking the law of conservation of energy - in other words, he consumes things without leave behind any energy or matter. This includes soul energy, which means, that even abovementioned spirits, that can constantly reincarnate, permanently die, if Neo eats them. And on top of that, his bites also can't be regenerated, because ''individual cells ''admit admit their defeat and give up''.
17th Sep '16 5:51:53 PM Yib
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* Appetite demons from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' can't be killed by normal means, because of their ability to reincarnate again and again after death. Only way to kill them is to [[SealedEvilInACan seal them in a cpecial golden can.]]
** Pieces of Neo, due to their extreme survivability, had to be completely decimated - they were either annihilated or simply eaten. Death of one, that got least punisment was described as [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill "lost any semblance of shape, form or existence"]].
** Anyone eaten by Neo falls under this trope. Everything, that Neo eats completely disappears from this world, breaking the law of conservation of energy - in other words, he consumes things without leave behind any energy or matter. This includes soul energy, which means, that even abovementioned spirits, that can constantly reincarnate, permanently die, if Neo eats them. And on top of that, his bites also can't be regenerated, because cells ''admit their defeat and give up''.
23rd Aug '16 8:56:35 AM Peridonyx
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* [[ShooOutTheNewGuy Poochie the Dog,]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'' [[ShowWithinAShow in]] ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is forcefully removed from that series quickly after his first appearance, and a lawyer shows up with a legal document that prevents him from ever returning, thus making him truly extremely dead. This being ''The Simpsons'', he returns in a bunch of cameos anyway.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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[[ShooOutTheNewGuy Poochie the Dog,]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'' [[ShowWithinAShow in]] ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheItchyAndScratchyShow'', is forcefully removed from that series quickly after his first appearance, and a lawyer shows up with a legal document that prevents him from ever returning, thus making him truly extremely dead. This being ''The Simpsons'', he returns in a bunch of cameos anyway.anyway.
** PlayedForLaughs in the ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E1TreehouseOfHorrorXI Treehouse of Horror]]'' segment "G-G-Ghost D-D-Dad": Ghost!Homer somehow chokes to death once again, and then another Ghost!Homer simply emerges from that one.
21st Aug '16 6:26:17 AM DarkMask
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** The DangerousForbiddenTechnique Resurrection Jutsu reveals that people can only be brought back as [[OurZombiesAreDifferent undead minions]] if their souls still have an attachment to the mortal world. Those who's spirits have already moved on are effectively deader than the dead, and cannot be brought back by any means whatsoever.
18th Aug '16 9:13:06 PM PaulA
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* The world of ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' has [[HumanPopsicle cryopreservation]] and other medical technology good enough that if a field medic can get there in time then it's possible to survive almost anything except [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain catastrophic brain injuries]]. ''Possible'', not guaranteed, because there's several ways the process can go wrong if performed in haste.

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* The world of ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' has [[HumanPopsicle cryopreservation]] and other medical technology good enough that if a field medic can get there in time then it's possible to survive almost anything except [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain catastrophic brain injuries]]. ''Possible'', not guaranteed, because there's several ways the process can go wrong if performed in haste.
12th Aug '16 11:30:11 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' [[WizardsFromOuterSpace Gems]] have HardLight bodies with gemstones serving as a HeartDrive; if the body is destroyed ("poofed"), they can generate a new one fairly quickly. However, if their gem is shattered, the Gem as a person is effectively dead; the shards can generate [[OrganAutonomy random moving body parts]], but they have no real thoughts of personality, just a desperate but futile desire to be whole again.
6th Aug '16 5:56:27 PM WillBGood
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* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy. In the [[Film/TheMummy1999 first movie]], the heroes spend a lot of time trying to find a way to kill off the undead High Priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) for good. Not an easy task, since the mummy's body is virtually indestructible (when O'Connell cuts off Imhotep's arm, he merely puts it back on and it fuses instantly) and he can become invulnerable by transforming into a whirlwind of sand. In the end, the heroes perform an old Egyptian spell to split off the immortal part of the mummy's soul from the rest (in Egyptian belief, everyone had three souls) which is dragged into the Underworld. Afterwards, Imhotep, while still being undead, is now mortal and can be killed. Although Imhotep is resurrected and comes back from the dead ''again'' for ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' and only finds permanent rest at the end of the second movie. (The [[Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor third movie]] involves a different mummy.)

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* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy. '' In the [[Film/TheMummy1999 first movie]], the heroes spend a lot of time trying to find a way to kill off the undead High Priest Imhotep (played by Arnold Vosloo) for good. Not an easy task, since the mummy's body is virtually indestructible (when O'Connell cuts off Imhotep's arm, he merely puts it back on and it fuses instantly) and he can become invulnerable by transforming into a whirlwind of sand. In the end, the heroes perform an old Egyptian spell to split off the immortal part of the mummy's soul from the rest (in Egyptian belief, everyone had three souls) which is dragged into the Underworld. Afterwards, Imhotep, while still being undead, is now mortal and can be killed. Although Imhotep is resurrected and comes back from the dead ''again'' for ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' and only finds permanent rest at the end of the second movie. (The [[Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor third movie]] involves a different mummy.)
6th Aug '16 3:59:58 PM erforce
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* '''{{Dracula}}'''. Every modern appearance of the legendary bloodsucker feels obligated to invent a new way for him to be Deader than Dead by the end of the story, because staking him through the heart, cutting his head off and / or burning his remains ''just won't cut it'' to keep the old bastard down. Solutions include a vampire-annihilating megaplague (''Film/BladeTrinity''), using a stake made from the True Cross (webcomic ''Webcomic/ClanOfTheCats''), being killed by a werewolf (''Film/VanHelsing''), hanging him from a cross at dawn (''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}''), being absolved by a priest before being killed (''DraculaIIILegacy'') ...and having his castle sealed inside an eclipse and his soul reincarnated into a {{Bishonen}} [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Japanese schoolboy]] (''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'' onward...), or [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} being turned into imaginary numbers]]. Needless to say, none of it is particularly convincing, because someone, ''somewhere'', will [[PublicDomainCharacter always want to write a story about Dracula]].

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* '''{{Dracula}}'''. Every modern appearance of the legendary bloodsucker feels obligated to invent a new way for him to be Deader than Dead by the end of the story, because staking him through the heart, cutting his head off and / or burning his remains ''just won't cut it'' to keep the old bastard down. Solutions include a vampire-annihilating megaplague (''Film/BladeTrinity''), using a stake made from the True Cross (webcomic ''Webcomic/ClanOfTheCats''), being killed by a werewolf (''Film/VanHelsing''), hanging him from a cross at dawn (''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}''), being absolved by a priest before being killed (''DraculaIIILegacy'') ...(''Film/DraculaIIILegacy'') ...and having his castle sealed inside an eclipse and his soul reincarnated into a {{Bishonen}} [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Japanese schoolboy]] (''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow'' onward...), or [[Manga/{{Hellsing}} being turned into imaginary numbers]]. Needless to say, none of it is particularly convincing, because someone, ''somewhere'', will [[PublicDomainCharacter always want to write a story about Dracula]].
4th Aug '16 8:52:04 PM seekquaze1
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* It's implied that this happens to the First of the Fallen from ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' at the end of Garth Ennis' first run, after he's stabbed with a dagger composed of the energies of the now-killed Second of the Three and Third of the Three--he's the most ancient entity in the universe besides God himself, and predates any concept of mortality or an afterlife, so even ''he'' doesn't know what will happen to him when he's KilledOffForReal. This doesn't stop another writer from bringing him BackFromTheDead--in one of the worst-received runs in the comic's history, and one that has never been released in Trade Paperback.

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* It's implied that this happens to the First of the Fallen from ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' at the end of Garth Ennis' first run, after he's stabbed with a dagger composed of the energies of the now-killed Second of the Three and Third of the Three--he's the most ancient entity in the universe besides God himself, and predates any concept of mortality or an afterlife, so even ''he'' doesn't know what will happen to him when he's KilledOffForReal. This doesn't stop another writer from bringing him BackFromTheDead--in one of the worst-received runs in the comic's history, and one that has never been released in Trade Paperback.BackFromTheDead.
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