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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.
26th Jul '16 7:57:40 PM Pinokio
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* It's gotten to the point where, when Banshee apparently dies, his daughter, Siryn remains convinced that it's a trick, pointing out all the other Comicbook/XMen who have also been reported dead only to return. Her less GenreSavvy teammates believe she's in denial. Eventually, she accepts his death. And as of Uncanny Avengers, Banshee is back, but evil.
** The story behind this is amusing enough to note here. When Banshee died, Siryn was in a different comic, and nobody thought to tell those writers that Banshee had been killed off, so she never responded to his death. When the writers finally found out, they decided that since DeathIsCheap, instead of trying to retcon her grieving in to have her just be in denial.
** The X-Men death frequency is spoofed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/218160# here]].
* ''ComicBook/ActionComics'': In issue #687-690, Superman never died in ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman''. Superman's body, still showing signs of life, was inhabited by The Eradicator, placed in a regeneration matrix, and left to recover at the Fortress of Solitude.

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* It's gotten to the point where, when Banshee apparently dies, his daughter, Siryn remains convinced that it's a trick, pointing out all the other Comicbook/XMen who have also been reported dead only to return. Her less GenreSavvy teammates believe she's in denial. Eventually, she accepts his death. And as of Uncanny Avengers, Banshee is back, but evil.
** The story behind this is amusing enough to note here. When Banshee died, Siryn was in a different comic, and nobody thought to tell those writers that Banshee had been killed off, so she never responded to his death. When the writers finally found out, they decided that since DeathIsCheap, instead of trying to retcon her grieving in to have her just be in denial.
** The X-Men death frequency is spoofed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/218160# here]].
* ''ComicBook/ActionComics'': In issue #687-690, it turns out Superman never died in ''ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman''. Superman's body, still showing signs of life, was inhabited by The Eradicator, placed in a regeneration matrix, and left to recover at the Fortress of Solitude.



* ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'': Banshee, who died in ''X-Men: Deadly Genesis'', returned and died during ''Necrosha'', and returned and died in ''ComicBook/ChaosWar'', Daken, who died in ''Uncanny X-Force'' #34, and The Sentry, who died during ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}'', have all returned and are now fine.



* ''ComicBook/XMen'':

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':''ComicBook/XMen'' -- The X-Men death frequency is spoofed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/218160# here]].



** After Banshee dies, during ''X-Men: Deadly Genesis'', his daughter, Siryn remains convinced it's a trick, pointing out all the other Comicbook/XMen who have been reported dead, only to return. Her less GenreSavvy teammates believe she's in denial. When Banshee died, Siryn was in a different comic, ''ComicBook/XFactor'', and nobody thought to tell those writers that Banshee had been killed off, so she never responded to his death. When the writers finally found out, they decided, since DeathIsCheap, instead of trying to retcon her grieving in, to have her just be in denial. Eventually, she accepts his death. Banshee shows up in Hades, gambling to come back, returns and dies in ''Necrosha'', and returns and dies again in ''ComicBook/ChaosWar''. In ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'', Banshee is back, but evil, and spends some time recovering. Also returning with him are Daken, who died in ''Uncanny X-Force'' #34, and The Sentry, who died during ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}''. They are now just fine.



** Professor Xavier died fighting Grotesk in ''X-Men'' #42, but that was really Changeling who impersonated him and died. Professor Xavier is erased from existence due to a GrandfatherParadox in ''Legion Quest'', but survives. Professor Xavier survives being defeated as Onslaught. Finally, Professor Xavier is shot in the head in ''Messiah Complex'', and survives. He does not survive ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', but his brain is used as part of Red Onslaught.

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** Professor Xavier died fighting Grotesk in ''X-Men'' #42, but that was really Changeling who impersonated him and died. Professor Xavier is erased from existence due to a GrandfatherParadox in ''Legion Quest'', but survives. Professor Xavier survives being defeated as Onslaught. Finally, Professor Xavier is shot in the head in ''Messiah Complex'', and survives. He does not survive ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen'', but his brain survives and is used as part of Red Onslaught.
23rd Jul '16 6:30:04 PM Pinokio
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* ''Comicbook/UncannyAvengers'': Banshee, who died in ''X-Men: Deadly Genesis'', returned and died during ''Necrosha'', and returned and died in ''ComicBook/ChaosWar'', Daken, who died in ''Uncanny X-Force'' #34, and The Sentry, who died during ''ComicBook/{{Siege}}'', have all returned and are now fine.
23rd Jul '16 6:02:00 PM Pinokio
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'': Kon-El dies during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and returns in ''Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds'' and ''Adventure Comics'' Vol 2.
23rd Jul '16 6:00:10 PM Pinokio
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superboy}}'': Kon-El dies during ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and returns in ''Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds'' and ''Adventure Comics'' Vol 2.
23rd Jul '16 5:51:07 PM Pinokio
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* ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'': Kara Zor-El, Supergirl of Earth-One, made a HeroicSacrifice to stop the Anti-Monitor in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and she returns. With the crisis prevented and the multiverse restored, an infinite number of people didn't really die.

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* ''Comicbook/{{Convergence}}'': Kara Zor-El, Supergirl of Earth-One, made a HeroicSacrifice to stop the Anti-Monitor in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', and she returns. With the crisis prevented and the multiverse restored, an infinite number of people didn't really die. This includes Kal-L, Superman of Earth-Two, who was retrieved from the past timeline, and does not get to experience his death in ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' and ''ComicBook/BlackestNight''.
23rd Jul '16 5:01:23 PM Pinokio
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** Rhino and Silver Sable die in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #687. But not really.

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** Rhino and Silver Sable die in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #687. But not really. Rhino shows up again in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' Vol 4 #2.
19th Jul '16 10:41:04 AM Angeldeb82
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* In the episode "Reformed" of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse , Amethyst gets repeatedly killed, only to regenerate each time and get killed again shortly after.
** Steven even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] this by saying the following:
-> '''Steven:''' Is it weird that I'm getting numb to this?

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* In the episode "Reformed" of WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse , WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse, Amethyst gets repeatedly killed, only to regenerate each time and get killed again shortly after.
** Steven even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this by saying the following:
-> ---> '''Steven:''' Is it weird that I'm getting numb to this?
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