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23rd Jun '16 4:04:09 PM HelloLamppost
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* The old [[Creator/ImageComics Image]] comic ''Blood Strike'' was about a ''very'' [[TheIronAgeOfComicBooks iron age]] series about a government sponsored team of psychopathic [[DesignatedHero "heroes"]] whose corpses could be brought back to life by some kind of AppliedPhlebotinum. Naturally, this was an excuse to turn the comic's BloodierAndGorier quotient UpToEleven, as the characters got to die in obscenely violent ways again and again and again.

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* The old [[Creator/ImageComics Image]] comic ''Blood Strike'' was about a ''very'' ''[[{{Squick}} very]]'' [[TheIronAgeOfComicBooks iron age]] series about a government sponsored team of psychopathic [[DesignatedHero "heroes"]] whose corpses could be brought back to life by some kind of AppliedPhlebotinum. AppliedPhlebotinum. Naturally, this was an excuse [[ExcusePlot excuse]] to turn the comic's BloodierAndGorier quotient UpToEleven, as the characters got to die in [[{{Gorn}} obscenely violent ways ways]] again and again and again.
23rd Jun '16 4:02:25 PM HelloLamppost
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* The old [[Creator/ImageComics Image]] comic ''Blood Strike'' was about a ''very'' [[TheIronAgeOfComicBooks iron age]] series about a government sponsored team of psychopathic [[DesignatedHero "heroes"]] whose corpses could be brought back to life by some kind of AppliedPhlebotinum. Naturally, this was an excuse to turn the comic's BloodierAndGorier quotient UpToEleven, as the characters got to die in obscenely violent ways again and again and again.
21st Jun '16 10:48:27 PM PaulA
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* "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm: The first time one of the heroes is killed, there's much lamenting followed by a quest to a distant mountain where grows a plant that can bring the dead back to life. Having established that reviving the dead is possible, the story promptly kills him and revives him again for a laugh. (The third time one of the heroes is killed and revived falls somewhere in between.)
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21st Jun '16 8:34:49 AM DracoKanji
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* According to the official franchise timeline in ''[[UniverseCompendium Hyrule Hystoria]]'', in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', while [[LegacyCharacter the Links and Zeldas are separate characters]] all Ganons are the same, having been revived by either the Triforce or ''something'' else (excluding the one in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'', who is the next male born into the Gerudo line after Ganondorf was executed in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'').

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* According to the official franchise timeline in ''[[UniverseCompendium Hyrule Hystoria]]'', in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', while [[LegacyCharacter the Links and Zeldas are separate characters]] all Ganons are the same, having been revived by either the Triforce or ''something'' else (excluding the one in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures Four Swords Adventures]]'', who is the next male born into the Gerudo line after Ganondorf was executed in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendofZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'').Princess]]'', though hinted at being the reincarnation of the pervious Ganondorf).
21st Jun '16 7:29:44 AM DracoKanji
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** The Master has died or otherwise been left in deadly, inescapable situations so many times that no one, not the Doctor, [[JokerImmunity not the audience]], not even the Master himself, will ever believe it's going to stick. Including NoOneCouldSurviveThat and {{Disney Death}}s, the running count as of 2014 is ''nine times''[[note]]Falling to his doom in "The Deadly Assassin"; trapped in the collapsing city in "Castrovalva"; incinerated in "Planet of Fire"; trapped on the exploding planet in "Survival"; executed, revived, then sucked into the Eye of Harmony in the TV movie; shot then cremated in "Last of the Time Lords"; sucked into the locked Time War in "The End of Time"; killed by a Cyberman in ''Death in Heaven''[[/note]]. Most of the time no explanation is given for his return, and even if there is it's flimsy at best. At one point he even states matter-of-factly, "The whole universe knows I'm indestructible."
** It's to the point that after the ''onscreen vaporization'', showrunner Creator/StevenMoffat isn't even pretending there's a chance that it might stick. "[[JokerImmunity Supervillains don't die, do they? So I wouldn't trust anything about that character's ability to lie down and stop breathing]]."

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** The Master has died or otherwise been left in deadly, inescapable situations so many times that no one, not the Doctor, [[JokerImmunity not the audience]], not even the Master himself, will ever believe it's going to stick. Including NoOneCouldSurviveThat and {{Disney Death}}s, the running count as of 2014 is ''nine times''[[note]]Falling to his doom in "The Deadly Assassin"; trapped in the collapsing city in "Castrovalva"; incinerated in "Planet of Fire"; trapped on the exploding planet in "Survival"; executed, revived, then sucked into the Eye of Harmony in the TV movie; shot then cremated in "Last of the Time Lords"; sucked into the locked Time War in "The End of Time"; killed by a Cyberman in ''Death in Heaven''[[/note]]. Most of the time no explanation is given for his return, and even if there is it's flimsy at best. At one point he even states matter-of-factly, "The whole universe knows I'm indestructible."
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" It's to the point that after the ''onscreen vaporization'', showrunner Creator/StevenMoffat isn't even pretending there's a chance that it might stick. "[[JokerImmunity Supervillains don't die, do they? So I wouldn't trust anything about that character's ability to lie down and stop breathing]]."" Said "disintegration" is later explained with the Doctor doing the same trick. [[spoiler:Keen-eyed viewers will also note that the visual effect isn't the same as the other disintegrations - it uses the same blue flash that Missy used every other time she teleported.]]
16th Jun '16 8:07:30 PM nombretomado
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* In ComicBook/{{Invincible}} the appropriately named Immortal always comes back after dying. Aside from that, though dead = [[KilledOffForReal DEAD.]] The only other characters to come back had some obvious way for GenreSavvy readers to see that they might not have actually kicked the bucket.

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* In ComicBook/{{Invincible}} ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' the appropriately named Immortal always comes back after dying. Aside from that, though dead = [[KilledOffForReal DEAD.]] The only other characters to come back had some obvious way for GenreSavvy readers to see that they might not have actually kicked the bucket.



* In ''Marvel The End,'' {{Thanos}} discovers that the universe is unraveling because of all the heroes coming back from death. He specifically blames things on WonderMan, who was arguably the first resurrection in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Thanos then unmakes and remakes the universe, and states, "This time, dead is dead." Sh-yeah, right.

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* In ''Marvel The End,'' {{Thanos}} ComicBook/{{Thanos}} discovers that the universe is unraveling because of all the heroes coming back from death. He specifically blames things on WonderMan, who was arguably the first resurrection in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Thanos then unmakes and remakes the universe, and states, "This time, dead is dead." Sh-yeah, right.
11th Jun '16 10:19:15 AM Redkun
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** In 4th edition, resurrection is less common at low levels, but more common at higher levels. There are some epic level powers that can be activated "once per day, when you die."

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** In 4th edition, Edition, resurrection is less common at low levels, but more common at higher levels. There are some epic level powers that can be activated "once per day, when you die."



** 5th Edition has a fairly low-level "Revivify" spell that allows resurrection of a character who's been dead less than a minute, longer than most battles at that level.

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** 5th Edition has a fairly low-level "Revivify" spell that allows makes resurrection of even easier wit "Revivify", a character who's been dead less than a minute, longer than most battles at relatively cheap (300gp) low-level spell that level.resurrects anyone who has died within the last minute with no ill effects. It's essentially a combat resurrection designed to let defeated party members get back into the fray.
1st Jun '16 11:38:21 AM Pinokio
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* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'': Elektra died in ''Daredevil'' #181 and was resurrected in ''Daredevil'' #190. She had appeared to have died in ''New Avengers'' #29, but that was a Skrull.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'': ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'':
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Elektra died in ''Daredevil'' #181 and was resurrected in ''Daredevil'' #190. She had appeared to have died in ''New Avengers'' #29, but that was a Skrull.Skrull.
** Bullseye died in ''ComicBook/{{Shadowland}}'' and was resurrected by Lady Bullseye.
29th May '16 8:11:51 PM Pinokio
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* ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'': After everyone in the multiverse dies in ''Comicbook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'', ''Time Runs Out'' and ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', the multiverse is restored, and everyone gets better.



* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', As'taris has one of the shortest deaths imaginable—about half a page later, he's been resurrected. As the resurrectionist quotes, "Death is cheap, life is expensive" when Grunnel complains about the price. (Which seems rather petty of him, given how much money he has.)

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* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', As'taris has one of the shortest deaths imaginable—about imaginable—about half a page later, he's been resurrected. As the resurrectionist quotes, "Death is cheap, life is expensive" when Grunnel complains about the price. (Which seems rather petty of him, given how much money he has.)
29th May '16 7:36:40 PM Pinokio
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** Northstar dies in ''Wolverine: Enemy of the State'', gets resurrected, gets brainwashed twice, and gets better.


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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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