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23rd Apr '17 6:24:56 PM Gammaween10
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* Despite not actually dying, this is a good description of what [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse poofing and regenerating]] is; when a Gem's body takes too much damage, they give out and the Gem has to make a new one. "Reformed" is a good showcase of it, as Amethyst gets repeatedly poofed, only to regenerate each time and get poofed again shortly after. Steven even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by saying the following:

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* Despite In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', despite not actually dying, this is a good description of what [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse poofing and regenerating]] regenerating is; when a Gem's body takes too much damage, they give out and the Gem has to make a new one. "Reformed" is a good showcase of it, as Amethyst gets repeatedly poofed, only to regenerate each time and get poofed again shortly after. Steven even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by saying the following:
17th Apr '17 6:30:53 PM TropeYoshi
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* In [[FanFic/FuegueIllusion Fugere Illusion]], in addition to Mokou and Kaguya, Vaati A.K.A. Minerva and Cirno A.K.A. Celsius also share this trope.
17th Apr '17 9:08:35 AM Yukianesa
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** The Necrons get out of death (most of the time) by just teleporting out and regenerating. Things a Necron can get patched up from include: nanometer thin shuriken, rapid fire missiles, holy napalm, and anti-tank weapons that vaporize almost anything.

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** The Necrons get out of death (most of the time) by just teleporting out and regenerating. Things a Necron can get patched up from include: nanometer thin shuriken, rapid fire missiles, holy napalm, and anti-tank weapons that vaporize almost anything. If Necron forces are on the verge of defeat then they, remains and all, get teleported back to their tomb world for be repaired; taking this to the logical extension, this means that very, ''very'' few Necrons have actually been truly "killed", which is bad because their opponents often only defeat at truly great cost.


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** Many of the Chaos Space Marines such as Kharn, Lucius and [[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Eliphas]] are simply brought back from the dead when they're killed, thanks to intervention by their patron Chaos gods and general Warp shenanigans. Like any good villain, they just won't ''stay'' dead.
11th Apr '17 10:03:47 AM AnotherGuy
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So common is this trope in {{superhero}} comics that many other sources refer to it as Comic Book Death. Comics have [[HowToCheatDeath many means]] to undo death, often involving OpeningACanOfClones. Usually the only characters in comics to stay dead are those involved in a DeathByOriginStory. If returning from death is abused repeatedly, then TheyKilledKennyAgain.

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So common is this trope in {{superhero}} comics that many other sources refer to it as Comic Book Death. Comics have [[HowToCheatDeath many means]] to undo death, often involving OpeningACanOfClones. Usually the only characters in comics to stay dead are those involved in a DeathByOriginStory. If returning from death is abused repeatedly, then TheyKilledKennyAgain.
TheyKilledKennyAgain. Contrast with ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated.
3rd Apr '17 6:44:34 PM DoctorCooper
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* Spanish General Francisco Franco's death was misreported so often that ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' occasionally reminded people that he was still dead.
** A similar fate befell UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden following his death in 2011. His prior case of near-JokerImmunity was heavily {{lampshaded}}.
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29th Mar '17 9:02:42 PM kquinn0830
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** Technically, only Coulson has actually died. The rest of the above characters were only mostly dead.

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** Technically, only Coulson has and Strange have actually died. The rest of the above characters either faked it or were only mostly dead.
28th Mar '17 3:03:25 AM C2
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** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] we have Sailor Moon and the rest of the Inner Senshi and Tuxedo Mask get killed in the backstory and are revived by Queen Serenity. During the main story we have HeroicSacrifice by the Inner Senshi against [[EldritchAbomination Queen Metalia]], and Tuxedo Kamen killed by Sailor Moon. She revives everyone later with the [[MacGuffin Silver Crystal]] as well as using it as reset button for the whole planet after Metalia's rampage. In the final story arc, we have Sailor Galaxia kill EVERYONE except Sailor Moon and Chibi-Chibi, revive them and turn them against Sailor Moon, who kills them again hoping to revive them, but Galaxia destroys their Star Seeds, making them DeaderThanDead. And Sailor Moon still revives them all.

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** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] we have Sailor Moon and the rest of the Inner Senshi and Tuxedo Mask get killed in the backstory and are revived by Queen Serenity. During the main story we have HeroicSacrifice by the Inner Senshi against [[EldritchAbomination Queen Metalia]], and Tuxedo Kamen Mask killed by Sailor Moon. She revives everyone later with the [[MacGuffin Silver Crystal]] as well as using it as reset button for the whole planet after Metalia's rampage. In the final story arc, we have Sailor Galaxia kill EVERYONE except Sailor Moon and Chibi-Chibi, revive them and turn them against Sailor Moon, who kills them again hoping to revive them, but Galaxia destroys their Star Seeds, making them DeaderThanDead. And Sailor Moon still revives them all.
28th Mar '17 3:02:57 AM C2
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** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] we have Sailor Moon and the rest of the Inner Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen get killed in the backstory and are revived by Queen Serenity. During the main story we have HeroicSacrifice by the Inner Senshi against [[EldritchAbomination Queen Metalia]], and Tuxedo Kamen killed by Sailor Moon. She revives everyone later with the [[MacGuffin Silver Crystal]] as well as using it as reset button for the whole planet after Metalia's rampage. In the final story arc, we have Sailor Galaxia kill EVERYONE except Sailor Moon and Chibi-Chibi, revive them and turn them against Sailor Moon, who kills them again hoping to revive them, but Galaxia destroys their Star Seeds, making them DeaderThanDead. And Sailor Moon still revives them all.

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** In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] we have Sailor Moon and the rest of the Inner Senshi and Tuxedo Kamen Mask get killed in the backstory and are revived by Queen Serenity. During the main story we have HeroicSacrifice by the Inner Senshi against [[EldritchAbomination Queen Metalia]], and Tuxedo Kamen killed by Sailor Moon. She revives everyone later with the [[MacGuffin Silver Crystal]] as well as using it as reset button for the whole planet after Metalia's rampage. In the final story arc, we have Sailor Galaxia kill EVERYONE except Sailor Moon and Chibi-Chibi, revive them and turn them against Sailor Moon, who kills them again hoping to revive them, but Galaxia destroys their Star Seeds, making them DeaderThanDead. And Sailor Moon still revives them all.
17th Mar '17 9:56:50 PM Pinokio
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* In ''ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy'', the Jackal tries convincing Spider-Man, the Rhino and the Lizard that their families and love interests can be brought back to life through cloning. It's not like a character coming back as a clone would still be remembered as being anything like the original, except for the Jackal turning out to be Ben Reilly, who had died during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.


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** [[ComicBook/ScarletSpider Kaine]] dies in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #634-635, returns in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #637, dies in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' Vol 3 #13, and returns in #15.
** In ''ComicBook/DeadNoMoreTheCloneConspiracy'', the Jackal tries convincing Spider-Man, the Rhino and the Lizard that their families and love interests can be brought back to life through cloning, but they will only return as clones, and clones aren't the real deal, unlike Ben Reilly, who died in ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga'', and returns as the Jackal. What a twist.
14th Mar '17 3:28:05 PM Pinokio
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'', Odin is killed by Mangog in #198, and revived by Hela in #201. Odin and the Asgardians die when their life-force is used in the Destroyer armor in #300; Thor revives them, with the help of the other pantheons, in #301. In vol. 2 #40, Odin dies battling Surtur, and is wiped from existence in the Ragnarok in ''Thor'' vol. 2 #85. The realms of Yggdrasil and its inhabitants, including the Asgardians, are destroyed, permanently, and gradually return in ''Thor'' vol. 3. Odin returns in ''Thor'' #618.
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