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26th Sep '16 5:13:04 AM NNNnobody
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* ReZero both downplays and deconstructs (and reconstructs) this. [[TheProtagonist Subaru]] has the power to come back from death (more like [[RPGMechanicsVerse respawning]]), but remembering his multiple deaths take a toll on him.

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* ReZero both downplays and deconstructs (and reconstructs) this. [[TheProtagonist Subaru]] has the power to come back from death (more like [[RPGMechanicsVerse respawning]]), but remembering his even if you know that you'll be alright afterwards, being gutted hurts like hell, not to mention that dying is a primal fear that doesn't just go away. And if one near-death experience is enough to trigger PTSD, multiple deaths take a toll on him.complete-death experiences are sure to do the job.
17th Sep '16 5:05:01 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''ComicBook/XFactor'': Jamie Madrox died from the legacy virus, and it was not a duplicate that died. But it turned out to be a duplicate that died.

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* ''ComicBook/XFactor'': Jamie Madrox died from the legacy virus, and it was not a duplicate that died. But it turned out to be a duplicate that died. (Jamie later said he always keeps a few duplicates around for just such an emergency, making this something of an AuthorsSavingThrow for him.)



** Opus has had a few near-death experiences, meaning that either he can return from death or he's just incredibly resilient. From what we've seen of him, the former is a ''lot'' more plausible.

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** Opus once supposedly drowned; he was declared dead, they had a wake and funeral and everything (Binkley seemed to deny it until Milo removed the "no-walruses" policy from the boarding house, which had been in effect because Opus was afraid of them) but he had survived, returning - with amnesia - after a few months.
** Opus has had a few other near-death experiences, meaning that either he can return from death or he's just incredibly resilient. From what we've seen of him, the former is a ''lot'' more plausible.
16th Sep '16 7:24:39 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Jean Grey appears to die from solar radiation in ''X-Men'' #101, but is saved by the Phoenix Force. In ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'', Jean appears to die by getting in the way of a laser cannon and saving Scott, but this was really the Dark Phoenix impersonating her.

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** Depending on how you define "death" (depends on who you ask) Jean Grey has died anywhere from once to twenty times, possibly a record for Marvel. The first time was when she appears to die from solar radiation in ''X-Men'' #101, but is saved by the Phoenix Force. In ''ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga'', Jean appears to die by getting in the way of a laser cannon and saving Scott, but this was really the Dark Phoenix impersonating her. That was only the first two. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA1BTHWARHY A comprehensive list is here.]]
2nd Sep '16 11:38:54 PM Doug86
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* ''LoveAndCapes'' lampshades the frequency of the trope in comics; when a member of the book's superteam is killed, there's a procedure for inspecting that body to make sure it's really that person and they're really entirely dead. In this case, the character really is dead--though even then, the other characters allow for the possibility that he might come back in some unforeseen way.

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* ''LoveAndCapes'' ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'' lampshades the frequency of the trope in comics; when a member of the book's superteam is killed, there's a procedure for inspecting that body to make sure it's really that person and they're really entirely dead. In this case, the character really is dead--though even then, the other characters allow for the possibility that he might come back in some unforeseen way.
30th Aug '16 6:56:34 PM PaulA
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* Surprisingly enough, ''Manga/OnePiece'' (mostly) averts this - with the exception of [[DemBones Brook]], every character that has actually died has stayed dead. This is a short list of characters, though, as outside of [[DeathByOriginStory backstories]] most "deaths" in this series are {{Disney Death}}s or NotQuiteDead. It took a [[LongRunner decade]] worth of stories before we saw the first non-flashback death of an important character.

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* Surprisingly enough, ''Manga/OnePiece'' (mostly) averts this - with the exception of [[DemBones Brook]], every character that has actually died has stayed dead. This is a short list of characters, though, as outside of [[DeathByOriginStory backstories]] most "deaths" in this series are {{Disney Death}}s or NotQuiteDead. It took a [[LongRunner decade]] decade worth of stories before we saw the first non-flashback death of an important character.
30th Aug '16 5:16:18 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Brooding Ninja Highschool Parkour Scout'' episode 251, Betty is killed five times by Skulking Ninja Armored Clown Spy's Unholy but maybe kinda half holy Golden Frying Pan of Ultimate Wisdom.
28th Aug '16 10:19:50 PM Pinokio
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* In ''WebVideo/JonTron'', Jacques dies several times and is okay.
10th Aug '16 5:58:09 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', like most MMO's, has players respawn quickly after being killed. More uniquely, this is given an in story explanation, the "bees" that gave characters their powers also reassemble the bodies of the characters after they die. Several story characters even point this out, and make decisions based on the fact that the player characters are extremely hard to permanently kill. In game, death's penalty of durability loss only means it is used to travel, to move quickly between respawn points.

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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', like most MMO's, has players respawn quickly after being killed. More uniquely, this is given an in story explanation, as the "bees" that gave characters their powers also reassemble the bodies of the characters at Anima Wells after they die. Several story characters even point this out, die; and make decisions based on the fact that the player characters are extremely hard it's physically impossible to put you down permanently kill. without literally shredding you into atoms. More notably, [=NPCs=] throughout the game are aware of the players' borderline-immortality and quite a few villains are forced to resort to other methods of stopping you from interfering with their plans: [[EvilSorcerer Freddy Beaumont]] knocks you unconscious and leaves, [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere sealing the door behind him]]; [[FatBastard Abdel Doud]] [[{{Depower}} disables your powers]] and locks you up; [[spoiler: Lilith just slices your legs off and leaves you to it]]. In game, death's penalty of durability loss only fact, up until comparatively recently, death was ''so'' cheap that it was used as a means it is used to travel, to move quickly between respawn points.of fast travelling across maps via the Anima Wells, though updates have since replaced this with an in-game teleporter system.
6th Aug '16 1:25:36 PM Monolaf317
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Important characters will have a terrible tendency to die dramatically, but will not, under any circumstances, ''stay'' dead. This tends to cheapen the dramatic death of a character to the point of being little more than a flesh wound if overused. If you ever hear passing mention of any form of afterlife in a series, be warned that the value of "dead" has become a whole lot less all of a sudden. Similarly, if the entire supporting cast is being killed off left and right, expect a resurrection by the end of the current arc. This trope became so common in some series that most people are more likely to be shocked if a character does not come back from the dead than when it does.

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Important characters will have a terrible tendency to die dramatically, but will not, under any circumstances, ''stay'' dead. This tends to cheapen the dramatic death of a character to the point of being little more than a flesh wound if overused. If you ever hear passing mention of any form of afterlife in a series, be warned that the value of "dead" has become a whole lot less all of a sudden. Similarly, if the entire supporting cast is being killed off left and right, expect a resurrection by the end of the current arc. This trope became so common in some series that most people are more likely to be shocked if a character does not come back from the dead than when it does.
does. This trope's favorite companion is the ResetButton.
5th Aug '16 1:03:36 AM That897Guy
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** Possibly subverted by the end of TheMovie, which featured animation eraser bombs that could destroy cartoon characters.
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