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7th Dec '17 2:25:40 PM FRizer
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See also DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist.

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See also DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist.DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist and OneUp.
13th Jun '17 8:25:15 PM nombretomado
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* The pioneering cross-platform {{Xbox 360}}/Windows FirstPersonShooter ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' uses magic to respawn dead combatants. OK, it's magic, but the original Shadowrun tabletop {{RPG}} is one of the few magic-heavy settings where resurrection is stated to be flat-out impossible.

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* The pioneering cross-platform {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}/Windows FirstPersonShooter ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' uses magic to respawn dead combatants. OK, it's magic, but the original Shadowrun tabletop {{RPG}} is one of the few magic-heavy settings where resurrection is stated to be flat-out impossible.
21st May '17 3:46:48 AM valar55
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* Possible to be inverted in the shareware space top-down shooter game ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity''. It is possible for the player, at the start of the game, to chose the "Strict" game play mode, which limits the player to only a single death. Unless the player quickly upgrades their starter ship or buys an escape pod, an encounter with a single stray missile means having to start all over again.

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* Possible to be inverted Inverted in the shareware space top-down shooter game ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity''. It is possible for the player, at the start of the game, to chose the "Strict" game play mode, which limits the player to only a single death. Unless the player quickly upgrades their starter ship or buys an escape pod, an encounter with a single stray missile means having to start all over again.



* Perfect World does this in three different ways. When you die, the screen goes DeliberatelyMonochrome and you get 3 options - teleport back to the city, use a ressurection scroll, or resurrect. Obviously, option 2 cannot be used unless you ''have'' a scroll, and option 3 can only be used if a cleric revives you. That leaves [[FridgeLogic your dead carcass spontaneously vanishing into nowhere and a living body appearing back in town]], with [[ContinuingIsPainful tiny amounts of health and mana in your bars]] and probably hours of grinding experience knocked off. If you've been killing players, your KarmaMeter will kick in and you will drop items, too.

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* Perfect World {{VideoGame/Perfect World}} does this in three different ways. When you die, the screen goes DeliberatelyMonochrome and you get 3 options - teleport back to the city, use a ressurection resurrection scroll, or resurrect. Obviously, option 2 cannot be used unless you ''have'' a scroll, and option 3 can only be used if a cleric revives you. That leaves [[FridgeLogic your dead carcass spontaneously vanishing into nowhere and a living body appearing back in town]], with [[ContinuingIsPainful tiny amounts of health and mana in your bars]] and probably hours of grinding experience knocked off. If you've been killing players, your KarmaMeter will kick in and you will drop items, too.
26th Mar '17 9:10:13 AM nombretomado
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* Utilized to a ridiculous extent in ''{{Nodwick}}'', where the title character has been killed (mainly by his colleagues) and resurrected over five hundred times. In one particular blatant incident he managed to get decapitated ''nine times on the same page''.

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* Utilized to a ridiculous extent in ''{{Nodwick}}'', ''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'', where the title character has been killed (mainly by his colleagues) and resurrected over five hundred times. In one particular blatant incident he managed to get decapitated ''nine times on the same page''.
5th Mar '17 4:36:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment''. Makes sense, since you ''are'' immortal.

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* ''PlanescapeTorment''.''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment''. Makes sense, since you ''are'' immortal.



* The first time you die in {{Crackdown}}, you'll get a little spiel about how "Death is not the end." Not only that, but your regenerated body will have exactly the same agility, strength, firearms, driving, and explosives skills will be at exactly the same level they were when you died (minus the token slap on the wrist of emptying each skill bar.)

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* The first time you die in {{Crackdown}}, ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'', you'll get a little spiel about how "Death is not the end." Not only that, but your regenerated body will have exactly the same agility, strength, firearms, driving, and explosives skills will be at exactly the same level they were when you died (minus the token slap on the wrist of emptying each skill bar.)
27th Feb '17 4:15:02 PM Steam_Lord
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** Spirit healers can send souls back to the world of the living, and their existence is canon.
13th Dec '16 8:16:43 PM Doug86
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** The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series has averting this trope as one of its major selling points. Although there are still characters who don't die permanently (in some games, plot-important [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou non-Lord]] characters will simply suffer career-ending injuries and will be unable to take to the field for the rest of the game.)

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** The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series has averting this trope as one of its major selling points. Although there are still characters who don't die permanently (in some games, plot-important [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou non-Lord]] characters will simply suffer career-ending injuries and will be unable to take to the field for the rest of the game.)
14th Oct '16 3:56:21 PM Tyrathius
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** It is implied that if you die when Elizabeth isn't around to resuscitate you, then Booker is KilledOffForReal and the scene with him walking out of his office is actually [[spoiler: the Luteces plucking another Booker from an alternate timeline to replace him with. Ingame dialogue suggests they did this over a hundred times before one Booker finally succeeded.]]
11th Oct '16 9:38:38 AM Larkmarn
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' has the main character acting as the personal weapon of a God. A God of Death, in fact. As such, he makes it very clear that he will be revived, whether he likes it or not.
9th Oct '16 11:25:17 PM Tyrathius
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** The Demon Hunter starting zone actually has a point where you can sacrifice yourself and die a PlotlineDeath. If you do it, then on the corpse run back Illidan Stormrage will speak to you telepathically and speculates that, like him, the player Demon Hunter has an immortal demon soul that regenerates in the Twisting Nether upon death and cannot be killed permanently except within the Nether itself.
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