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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.
28th Jul '16 3:28:58 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' 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 ''The Mummy Returns'' and only finds permanent rest at the end of the second movie. (The third movie involves a different mummy.)

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* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy. In ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'' 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 ''The Mummy Returns'' ''Film/TheMummyReturns'' and only finds permanent rest at the end of the second movie. (The [[Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor third movie movie]] involves a different mummy.)
27th Jul '16 1:18:41 PM Willbyr
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** Also, the Special Ability of [[http://lycee-wiki.wikidot.com/type-moon-v3-0 Shiki Tohno]] (yes, ''[[{{Tsukihime}} that]]'' Shiki) kills something Deader Than Dead and makes it impossible for opponent to call the character he killed this way.

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** Also, the Special Ability of [[http://lycee-wiki.wikidot.com/type-moon-v3-0 Shiki Tohno]] (yes, ''[[{{Tsukihime}} ''[[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} that]]'' Shiki) kills something Deader Than Dead and makes it impossible for opponent to call the character he killed this way.
27th Jul '16 1:18:15 PM Willbyr
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* ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' is loaded with characters who cheat death in a variety of ways (being undead, reincarnating, etc...). The two Shikis, [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]] and [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki Tohno]], can kill these things deader, because their eyes allow them to destroy their very ''concept'' of being. In fact, they can even kill things like ghosts, buildings, telekinesis, or ''appendicitis'' using a butter knife. To be specific, they can kill anything they can comprehend the death of. Ryougi has Akasha helping her comprehend the death of some things, so she can kill anything that she can perceive as 'living'; Tohno, meanwhile, doesn't have this assistance ([[CursedWithAwesome and thus]] [[BlessedWithSuck is slowly being driven mad]]). In one of his endings, he kills Arcueid's connection with Gaia so that he stands a better chance of beating her while the moon is out. In another route, he is able to actually kill poison while ''it's still flowing through the bloodstream.''

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* ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'' is loaded with characters who cheat death in a variety of ways (being undead, reincarnating, etc...). The two Shikis, [[LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai Shiki Ryougi]] and [[{{Tsukihime}} [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shiki Tohno]], can kill these things deader, because their eyes allow them to destroy their very ''concept'' of being. In fact, they can even kill things like ghosts, buildings, telekinesis, or ''appendicitis'' using a butter knife. To be specific, they can kill anything they can comprehend the death of. Ryougi has Akasha helping her comprehend the death of some things, so she can kill anything that she can perceive as 'living'; Tohno, meanwhile, doesn't have this assistance ([[CursedWithAwesome and thus]] [[BlessedWithSuck is slowly being driven mad]]). In one of his endings, he kills Arcueid's connection with Gaia so that he stands a better chance of beating her while the moon is out. In another route, he is able to actually kill poison while ''it's still flowing through the bloodstream.''
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