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14th Oct '17 5:47:58 PM Animagirl
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**In its sequel, Buddy is [[spoiler:mortally knocked unconscious when he falls seemingly many stories off a balcony of the antagonist's home. Surly and Precious bring Buddy's lifeless body to Andie, who helps Surly carry Buddy into the ruined nut shop remains, and they both lay him on a big slab. Surly mourns greatly for his friend, and so do the other animals. When Precious licks Buddy as appreciation for saving her from the evil mayor's daughter, he suddenly moves. The pug licks Buddy twice more, enough to miraculously awaken him. Cue happy music, cheering, and hugs of relief.]]
14th Oct '17 5:36:09 PM Animagirl
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*In ''TheNutJob'', it seems as if [[spoiler:Surly has died after sacrificing himself to save his friends by falling down a big waterfall. When Precious ad Buddy find Surly's motionless body, the latter lays down beside his unmoving friend and says his first two words: "best...friend". When all hope seems lost, Surly suddenly wakes up and hugs his rat friend tightly.]]
8th Oct '17 6:26:51 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Infocom}} text adventure game ''VideoGame/{{Planetfall}}'', [[spoiler:the cleaning robot Floyd 'dies' heroically sacrificing his life to obtain an essential keycard, complete with an eulogy given by the PC. At the end of the game he reappears, repaired]]. In the next game, [[spoiler:he becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy and you have to kill him for real]].

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* In the {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} text adventure game ''VideoGame/{{Planetfall}}'', [[spoiler:the cleaning robot Floyd 'dies' heroically sacrificing his life to obtain an essential keycard, complete with an eulogy given by the PC. At the end of the game he reappears, repaired]]. In the next game, [[spoiler:he becomes BrainwashedAndCrazy and you have to kill him for real]].
26th Sep '17 5:43:52 PM merotoker
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Animated films seem destined to have these, considering the target audience is primarily young kids, and nobody wants to give a DownerEnding to them. Writers who are considering implementing it need to be extremely careful, as it can very easily come across as a tacky and cliched way to add some cheap drama to the ending. Over the years it has been done to -- um -- [[IncrediblyLamePun death]], and [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt audiences expect it]]. You run the risk of making your viewers remember they're watching television, even if it does shut up the {{Media Watchdog}}s.

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Animated films seem destined to have these, considering the target audience is primarily young kids, and nobody wants to give a DownerEnding to them. Writers who are considering implementing it need to be extremely careful, as it can very easily come across as a tacky and cliched way to add some cheap drama to the ending. Over the years it has been done to -- um -- [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} death]], and [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt audiences expect it]]. You run the risk of making your viewers remember they're watching television, even if it does shut up the {{Media Watchdog}}s.



* Used a few times in Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.
** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', [[spoiler: Joseph gets a knife to the throat from DIO and then get's most of his blood sucked out (he even gets an WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath moment like Iggy and Avdol). He is little more than a dry husk when the Speedwagon Foundation picks him up, but thanks to a blood transfusion from DIO and Jotaro restarting his heart, he was brought back.]]
** In ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', [[spoiler: Okuyasu gets his abdomen blown up in the fight with Yoshikage Kira, and doesn't wake up after being healed, just like with Josuke's grandfather. However, he gets one last chat with his brother, where he decides [[ItIsNotYourTime It Is Not His Time]], and returns just in time to pull a BigDamnHeroes moment.]]

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* Used a few times in Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure.
''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.
** In ''Stardust Crusaders'', [[spoiler: Joseph gets a knife to the throat from DIO and then get's most of his blood sucked out (he even gets an WingedSoulFliesOffAtDeath moment like Iggy and Avdol). He is little more than a dry husk when the Speedwagon Foundation picks him up, but thanks to a blood transfusion from DIO and Jotaro restarting his heart, he was brought back.]]
back]].
** In ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', [[spoiler: Okuyasu gets his abdomen blown up in the fight with Yoshikage Kira, and doesn't wake up after being healed, just like with Josuke's grandfather. However, he gets one last chat with his brother, where he decides [[ItIsNotYourTime It Is Not His Time]], and returns just in time to pull a BigDamnHeroes moment.]]moment]].



** The anime [[spoiler:pulls off over a dozen Disney Deaths in one fell swoop.]]
** [[spoiler:At least the story worked up to that one. There are also roughly half a dozen spread throughout the series where the character just walks back into the room, resulting in a few surprised looks, but no explanations asked or given]]

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** The anime [[spoiler:pulls off over a dozen Disney Deaths in one fell swoop.]]
swoop]].
** [[spoiler:At least the story worked up to that one. There are also roughly half a dozen spread throughout the series where the character just walks back into the room, resulting in a few surprised looks, but no explanations asked or given]]given.]]



** In the final episode of the second season, the results of that have Lina sacrificing herself in order to save everyone [[spoiler: by giving herself up to the Lord of Nightmares and then [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence being taken away to its true home]]. Gourry flat out refuses to lose Lina and follows her there, bringing her back.]]

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** In the final episode of the second season, the results of that have Lina sacrificing herself in order to save everyone [[spoiler: by giving herself up to the Lord of Nightmares and then [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence being taken away to its true home]]. Gourry flat out refuses to lose Lina and follows her there, bringing her back.]]back]].



* Basara Nekki actually DOES die near the end of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', but comes back to life through the PowerOfRock because the BigBad, in his words, "Needs to listen to my song!"

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* Basara Nekki actually DOES die near the end of ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', but comes back to life through the PowerOfRock ThePowerOfRock because the BigBad, in his words, "Needs to listen to my song!"



** Another example is [[spoiler:Hinata. Pain apparently stabbed her [[StuffedInTheFridge to provoke Naruto]], seemingly killing her but she was shown as alive in the next chapter and survived her wounds with medical treatment from Sakura.]]

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** Another example is [[spoiler:Hinata. Pain apparently stabbed her [[StuffedInTheFridge to provoke Naruto]], seemingly killing her but she was shown as alive in the next chapter and survived her wounds with medical treatment from Sakura.]]Sakura]].



** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' plays it straight, though this time with [[spoiler:Asuka, during the doomed Unit 03 test.]]

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** ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' plays it straight, though this time with [[spoiler:Asuka, during the doomed Unit 03 test.]]test]].



*** Nousou is a [[spoiler: subversion, he embraces his diiclonius experiment, and then is crushed under a flaming helicopter, but it turned out she protected him, and the previously mentioned Agent, dug him out. when he releases a mind controlled device on the daughter, however, she decapitates him]]
** There's also [[spoiler: Nana getting dismembered by Lucy, with the end of the episode implying that she died. A few episodes later, though, she's back, and with a set of ArtificialLimbs.]]

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*** Nousou is a [[spoiler: subversion, he embraces his diiclonius experiment, and then is crushed under a flaming helicopter, but it turned out she protected him, and the previously mentioned Agent, dug him out. when he releases a mind controlled device on the daughter, however, she decapitates him]]
him]].
** There's also [[spoiler: Nana getting dismembered by Lucy, with the end of the episode implying that she died. A few episodes later, though, she's back, and with a set of ArtificialLimbs.]]ArtificialLimbs]].



* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'''s second season: [[spoiler:Gascogne rams a Harvester in a HeroicSacrifice and her ship explodes. The characters angst over it for a full episode, then move on. However, several episodes later, it's revealed Gascogne not only survived but took control of the damaged Harvester. She then... doesn't do anything particularly special for the last two episodes, which even removes the excuse of "we needed her/the Harvester to win the final battle". ''It did'' give Barnette an excuse to wear her skimpier outfit again, but that's incidental.]]

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* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'''s second season: [[spoiler:Gascogne rams a Harvester in a HeroicSacrifice and her ship explodes. The characters angst over it for a full episode, then move on. However, several episodes later, it's revealed Gascogne not only survived but took control of the damaged Harvester. She then... doesn't do anything particularly special for the last two episodes, which even removes the excuse of "we needed her/the Harvester to win the final battle". ''It did'' give Barnette an excuse to wear her skimpier outfit again, but that's incidental.]]incidental]].



* In ''Anime/LastExile'', [[spoiler:during an assault to capture the Guild's Claudia Units, which keep Anatoray and Disith's airships aloft, a character is shot and fatally wounded, and his ally/love interest's reaction is deliberately portrayed to mean that he has died (including [[BigNo a gut-wrenching scream]].) Two episodes later, during the epilogue, he shows up perfectly fine, and playing with the love interest's younger sibling, with no explanation whatsoever.]]

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* In ''Anime/LastExile'', [[spoiler:during an assault to capture the Guild's Claudia Units, which keep Anatoray and Disith's airships aloft, a character is shot and fatally wounded, and his ally/love interest's reaction is deliberately portrayed to mean that he has died (including [[BigNo a gut-wrenching scream]].) Two episodes later, during the epilogue, he shows up perfectly fine, and playing with the love interest's younger sibling, with no explanation whatsoever.]]whatsoever]].



* In ''Anime/SonicX'', the Robot Disney Death is applied to Dr. [[strike:Robotnik]] Eggman's MechaMooks Decoe and Bocoe in Episode 48. Somehow, [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] manages to {{Bowdlerize}} this into a plain Disney Death by removing the scene where the other characters are mourning them and saying that they "pulled themselves back together" rather than being repaired by Chuck Thorndyke.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', both the 2002 and 2006 versions [[spoiler:Yuichi remembers near the end of the series that Ayu fell off a high tree and presumably died seven years ago. However, by the very last scene of both versions, Ayu is shown to be alive after coming out of her coma, though the 2006 version ends with her in a wheelchair while she recovers.]]

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* In ''Anime/SonicX'', the Robot Disney Death is applied to Dr. [[strike:Robotnik]] Eggman's MechaMooks Decoe and Bocoe in Episode 48. Somehow, [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids]] manages to {{Bowdlerize}} {{Bowdleri|se}}ze this into a plain Disney Death by removing the scene where the other characters are mourning them and saying that they "pulled themselves back together" rather than being repaired by Chuck Thorndyke.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', both the 2002 and 2006 versions [[spoiler:Yuichi remembers near the end of the series that Ayu fell off a high tree and presumably died seven years ago. However, by the very last scene of both versions, Ayu is shown to be alive after coming out of her coma, though the 2006 version ends with her in a wheelchair while she recovers.]]recovers]].



* In the final episode of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', [[spoiler:the lead character, Jean, falls to his death on account of Gargoyle. After initially grieving over him, Nadia realizes she can revive him if she uses both her Blue Water and Nemo's... and that's just what she does.]]

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* In the final episode of ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'', [[spoiler:the lead character, Jean, falls to his death on account of Gargoyle. After initially grieving over him, Nadia realizes she can revive him if she uses both her Blue Water and Nemo's... and that's just what she does.]]does]].



* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', this is both proven and subverted. Practically over and over. First, [[spoiler:Envy stabs Ed through the stomach, killing him in a delightfully bloody and dramatic manner.]] Afterward, [[spoiler:Alphonse, being the Philosopher's Stone, sacrifices himself to pull Ed's soul back from the Gate and let him live.]] To fill the role of HeroicSacrifice as he is required, [[spoiler:Ed sacrifices ''himself'' to bring back Al, complete with his human body (instead of the armor), and Ed goes to live on the other side of the Gate (a.k.a. our world).]] They both end up living in the end--even when you swear they're both dead.
** [[EquivalentExchange Given the nature of the show]] It was completely justified. [[spoiler:Body for a body, soul for a soul, they were even brothers]].

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* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', this is both proven and subverted. Practically over and over. First, [[spoiler:Envy stabs Ed through the stomach, killing him in a delightfully bloody and dramatic manner.]] manner]]. Afterward, [[spoiler:Alphonse, being the Philosopher's Stone, sacrifices himself to pull Ed's soul back from the Gate and let him live.]] live]]. To fill the role of HeroicSacrifice as he is required, [[spoiler:Ed sacrifices ''himself'' to bring back Al, complete with his human body (instead of the armor), and Ed goes to live on the other side of the Gate (a.k.a. our world).]] world)]]. They both end up living in the end--even when you swear they're both dead.
** [[EquivalentExchange Given the nature of the show]] It was completely justified. [[spoiler:Body for a body, soul for a soul, they were even brothers]].brothers.]]



** [[spoiler:23 episodes later, Westar and Souler push Cures Berry and Passion away from an incoming black hole before being sucked into it themselves. Then they come back two episodes later and... [[HeelFaceTurn you probably know where this is going.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:23 episodes later, Westar and Souler push Cures Berry and Passion away from an incoming black hole before being sucked into it themselves. Then they come back two episodes later and... [[HeelFaceTurn you probably know where this is going.]]]]going]]]].



** Actually, [[spoiler:he is the DeusExMachina. Or rather the vessel of half of a god. In the beginning, before the game begins, Aruruu is mortally wounded by an earthquake and is saved by Witsuarunemitea after Eruruu pledges herself to him, so this was not unprecedented.]]

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** Actually, [[spoiler:he is the DeusExMachina. Or rather the vessel of half of a god. In the beginning, before the game begins, Aruruu is mortally wounded by an earthquake and is saved by Witsuarunemitea after Eruruu pledges herself to him, so this was not unprecedented.]]unprecedented]].



* Towards the end of season 2 of ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'', Wolfram [[spoiler:has the key in his heart ripped out by Shinou. His heart stops, as it can't function without the key, and he dies.]] BUT, OH WAIT, WHAT'S THIS? [[spoiler:The moment the key returns to his heart, he is magically alive and kicking again, as if nothing ever happened.]]

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* Towards the end of season 2 of ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh'', Wolfram [[spoiler:has the key in his heart ripped out by Shinou. His heart stops, as it can't function without the key, and he dies.]] dies]]. BUT, OH WAIT, WHAT'S THIS? [[spoiler:The moment the key returns to his heart, he is magically alive and kicking again, as if nothing ever happened.]]



* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'', [[spoiler:Yuri is assimilated by the shadows. Unlike Takamatsu, though, she barely escapes with her soul.]]
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', seventh movie: [[spoiler:both Mikiya and Shiki. Mikiya's Disney Death (though Shiki and us did not know it was the case at the time) finally goads Shiki into killing Lio for vengeance, but she then lays down to die after losing Mikiya (and a large quantity of blood). We then see Mikiya still alive, limping, and then ''crawling his way to Shiki'', and find out that he arrived just in time.]]
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' loved this trope, the most notable example being Himari, who [[spoiler: died at least 3 times but was brought back each time and ultimately lived in the end. Masako also died twice only to be brought back both times, and Kanba was severely injured by bullets in episode 21, but was okay with a few bandages by episode 22.]]
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', this happens to [[spoiler:Kotetsu at the end of episode 24 when he holds the RN-1 in place so Barnaby can blast it with a laser rifle and fails to duck in time. The resulting scene has it all: PleaseDontLeaveMe from Barnaby, PietaPlagiarism, and final words from Kotetsu while the rest of the heroes look on sadly. In fact, he still seems dead for a significant amount of time into episode 25--until [[PapaWolf Maverick takes Kaede hostage]]. He lampshades this when he asks if anyone had ever bothered checking his pulse the whole time he was out.]]
* Near the end of the "Fate" route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler: Kotomine attacks the house and leaves Rin Tohsaka seemingly fatally wounded. However, after the final battle, she returns to Shiro, completely unharmed days later.]]

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* In ''Anime/AngelBeats'', [[spoiler:Yuri is assimilated by the shadows. Unlike Takamatsu, though, she barely escapes with her soul.]]
soul]].
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', seventh movie: [[spoiler:both Mikiya and Shiki. Mikiya's Disney Death (though Shiki and us did not know it was the case at the time) finally goads Shiki into killing Lio for vengeance, but she then lays down to die after losing Mikiya (and a large quantity of blood). We then see Mikiya still alive, limping, and then ''crawling his way to Shiki'', and find out that he arrived just in time.]]
time]].
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' loved this trope, the most notable example being Himari, who [[spoiler: died at least 3 times but was brought back each time and ultimately lived in the end. Masako also died twice only to be brought back both times, and Kanba was severely injured by bullets in episode 21, but was okay with a few bandages by episode 22.]]
22]].
* In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', this happens to [[spoiler:Kotetsu at the end of episode 24 when he holds the RN-1 in place so Barnaby can blast it with a laser rifle and fails to duck in time. The resulting scene has it all: PleaseDontLeaveMe from Barnaby, PietaPlagiarism, and final words from Kotetsu while the rest of the heroes look on sadly. In fact, he still seems dead for a significant amount of time into episode 25--until [[PapaWolf Maverick takes Kaede hostage]]. He lampshades this when he asks if anyone had ever bothered checking his pulse the whole time he was out.]]
out]].
* Near the end of the "Fate" route of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', [[spoiler: Kotomine attacks the house and leaves Rin Tohsaka seemingly fatally wounded. However, after the final battle, she returns to Shiro, completely unharmed days later.]]later]].



** Parodied in episode 105, when [[spoiler: Gaaruru]] snaps her ticket to form a team with [[spoiler: Aroma and Mikan and falls to the floor]]. It turns out [[spoiler: she was fine the whole time and was just faking it, which angers Unicorn.]]
* This happens to [[spoiler: Ruru]] in Episode 10 of ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'' when she apparently [[spoiler: lets herself get blown up by fireworks near the end. She ultimately survives.]]
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', [[spoiler: Lafter is revealed to have survived the destruction of her Mobile Suit in Episode 25 along with Azee and Norba. Her cockpit was relatively undamaged and she ended up with a small wound to the chest.]]

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** Parodied in episode 105, when [[spoiler: Gaaruru]] snaps her ticket to form a team with [[spoiler: Aroma and Mikan and falls to the floor]]. It turns out [[spoiler: she was fine the whole time and was just faking it, which angers Unicorn.]]
Unicorn]].
* This happens to [[spoiler: Ruru]] in Episode 10 of ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'' when she apparently [[spoiler: lets herself get blown up by fireworks near the end. She ultimately survives.]]
survives]].
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', [[spoiler: Lafter is revealed to have survived the destruction of her Mobile Suit in Episode 25 along with Azee and Norba. Her cockpit was relatively undamaged and she ended up with a small wound to the chest.]]chest]].



* Episode 2 of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' ends with [[spoiler: Asahina appearing to be fatally stabbed in the chest with a knife. In the next episode, however, the knife is revealed to be a toy, and the blood is actually tomato sauce.]] Later in the series it's shown that [[spoiler: Kirigiri appears to succumb to her poison, but she survives thanks to an antidote created by Seiko, which put her in a coma and was later revived by Mikan.]]

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* Episode 2 of ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' ends with [[spoiler: Asahina appearing to be fatally stabbed in the chest with a knife. In the next episode, however, the knife is revealed to be a toy, and the blood is actually tomato sauce.]] sauce]]. Later in the series it's shown that [[spoiler: Kirigiri appears to succumb to her poison, but she survives thanks to an antidote created by Seiko, which put her in a coma and was later revived by Mikan.]]Mikan]].



* In ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', Omaha's best friend Shelly gets shot in the first issue. A couple of issues later, we find out she [[NotQuiteDead wasn't quite dead]].

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* In ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer'', ''ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer''
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Omaha's best friend Shelly gets shot in the first issue. A couple of issues later, we find out she [[NotQuiteDead wasn't quite dead]].



* There is a very long list of people in Franchise/TheDCU who have been revived by the Lazarus Pit. The Lazarus Pit, discovered by Ra's al Ghul, can revive people on deaths door, or full on bring the dead back to life. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of using the Lazarus Pit is losing your mind. Those who have been resurrected or healed from fatal injuries include [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul, Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/BlackCanary, Cassandra Cain, Lady Shiva, Bane, Isis, the wife of the Black Adam, and more.]]

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* There is a very long list of people in Franchise/TheDCU who have been revived by the Lazarus Pit. The Lazarus Pit, discovered by Ra's al Ghul, ComicBook/RasAlGhul, can revive people on deaths death's door, or full on bring the dead back to life. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of using the Lazarus Pit is losing your mind. Those who have been resurrected or healed from fatal injuries include [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul, Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/BlackCanary, [[ComicBook/BatGirl2000 Cassandra Cain, Lady Shiva, Bane, Cain]], ComicBook/LadyShiva, ComicBook/{{Bane}}, Isis, the wife of the Black Adam, ComicBook/BlackAdam, and more.]]more]].



** Simba is [[spoiler: presumed to be dead in ''Friends to the End''. He isn't, though, and gets his [[TheBigDamnKiss Big Damn Kiss]] with Nala.]]
** Nala [[spoiler: does actually die in ''Darkness Falls''. Simba has her resurrected after dying himself.]]
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': [[spoiler:Shinji]] is briefly thought dead after the battle with [[spoiler:Zeruel.]]

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** Simba is [[spoiler: presumed to be dead in ''Friends to the End''. He isn't, though, and gets his [[TheBigDamnKiss Big Damn Kiss]] with Nala.]]
Nala]].
** Nala [[spoiler: does actually die in ''Darkness Falls''. Simba has her resurrected after dying himself.]]
himself]].
* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': [[spoiler:Shinji]] is briefly thought dead after the battle with [[spoiler:Zeruel.]][[spoiler:Zeruel]].



* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': [[spoiler: Rarity is seemingly killed by [[TheDragon Trixie]] during the Battle of Fillydelphia, but it turns out she was just rendered comatose.]] The author denies that this was a reaction to the InternetBackdraft that resulted from the apparent death, and claims that this was always the plan.

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* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': [[spoiler: Rarity is seemingly killed by [[TheDragon Trixie]] during the Battle of Fillydelphia, but it turns out she was just rendered comatose.]] comatose]]. The author denies that this was a reaction to the InternetBackdraft that resulted from the apparent death, and claims that this was always the plan.



* In the ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10195775?view_full_work=true Guardian Blue - Season 1]]'', [[spoiler:Nick falls into the city's water recycling system while saving a wolf pup from [[BigBad the psychopath Darmaw]]. Darmaw, who was kicked into the same water system by Judy, is found dead some time later, but [[NeverFoundTheBody the same can't be said of Nick's body]], even after several days of searching, enough for fire and rescue to give up the search and pronounce Officer Wilde as dead]]. [[spoiler:[[HeroicBSOD Judy falls apart over it, unable to accept him as dead]], so much so that when she hears from Duke Weaselton about a possible place where his corpse might be – Hell's Cauldron, an off-limits part of the system that he knows from back when he used to work in the maintenance team, a barely-livable spot of the system that can only be accessed with special equipment – she digs an illegal passage into the place on the day of Nick's funeral to retrieve his body, even bringing a bodybag along with her. As it turns out she finds Nick in there, alive but with a broken leg, a case of malnourishment, and a throat so hurt from screaming for help that he can barely speak. If it wasn't for [[{{Determinator}} Judy's stubborn resolve to get so much as a little bit of closure (and later on, the sheer resolve to battle fatigue and the pain of a severely reinjured shoulder to pull him back through the tunnels)]], he would certainly have died in there.]]

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* In the ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10195775?view_full_work=true Guardian Blue - Season 1]]'', [[spoiler:Nick falls into the city's water recycling system while saving a wolf pup from [[BigBad the psychopath Darmaw]]. Darmaw, who was kicked into the same water system by Judy, is found dead some time later, but [[NeverFoundTheBody the same can't be said of Nick's body]], even after several days of searching, enough for fire and rescue to give up the search and pronounce Officer Wilde as dead]]. [[spoiler:[[HeroicBSOD dead. [[HeroicBSOD Judy falls apart over it, unable to accept him as dead]], so much so that when she hears from Duke Weaselton about a possible place where his corpse might be – Hell's Cauldron, an off-limits part of the system that he knows from back when he used to work in the maintenance team, a barely-livable spot of the system that can only be accessed with special equipment – she digs an illegal passage into the place on the day of Nick's funeral to retrieve his body, even bringing a bodybag along with her. As it turns out she finds Nick in there, alive but with a broken leg, a case of malnourishment, and a throat so hurt from screaming for help that he can barely speak. If it wasn't for [[{{Determinator}} Judy's stubborn resolve to get so much as a little bit of closure (and later on, the sheer resolve to battle fatigue and the pain of a severely reinjured shoulder to pull him back through the tunnels)]], he would certainly have died in there.]]there]].



* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', [[spoiler:after the explosion of their helicopter, Kadaj throws to Rufus the bloodstained ID badges of Tseng and Elena. Later, they catch him in a net after he jumps off a building, thus averting his death as well.]]

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* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', [[spoiler:after the explosion of their helicopter, Kadaj throws to Rufus the bloodstained ID badges of Tseng and Elena. Later, they catch him in a net after he jumps off a building, thus averting his death as well.]]well]].



* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Forever After''. At the end of the movie Shrek fades out of existence, as he gave up the day of his birth to Rumplestiltskin in exchange for a day to live his life the way he wanted to as an ogre. But he gets one last chance to tell Fiona how much she means to him before he dies. They exchange one last kiss and Shrek disappears... only for the entire reality that 'Stiltskin had created to fade out of existence as well. As it turns out, the contract was to be made null and void if Fiona and Shrek exchanged a lovers' kiss; if Fiona had fallen in love with Shrek in the alternate universe, then the contract ends and the universe with it. Shrek is returned to his original universe, with his friends and family surrounding him at his children's birthday party. Shrek gets his happily ever after.
** Also used in the 2nd film with King Harold. He takes a magical blast from the Fairy Godmother to protect Shrek and Fiona, and after her defeat he's notably vanished making it seem like it killed him. But it turns out he's actually [[spoiler: reverted back into his true form of a frog.]]
*** [[spoiler: This might seen a little pointless in hindsight, since the third film [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome kills him anyway]]. But his survival from the incident was integral for the reluctant heirs to the throne, Shrek and Fiona, to pass their roles as the new royalty of Far, Far Away onto Arthur in the third film, for he mentions Arthur on his death bed.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', [[spoiler:When Puss is trying to save his friend Humpty, the Golden Goose and the goose's mother, Puss is holding on to Humpty by only a thin rope on a broken bridge, while the Golden Goose is dangling above the distant ground with its mother, close to falling to their death. Humpty sacrifices himself to save the Golden Goose, its mother, and the town, while Humpty supposedly fell to death and cracked open. However, in the credits, it is revealed he came out alright.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}''
**
This happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Forever After''.''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''. At the end of the movie Shrek fades out of existence, as he gave up the day of his birth to Rumplestiltskin in exchange for a day to live his life the way he wanted to as an ogre. But he gets one last chance to tell Fiona how much she means to him before he dies. They exchange one last kiss and Shrek disappears... only for the entire reality that 'Stiltskin had created to fade out of existence as well. As it turns out, the contract was to be made null and void if Fiona and Shrek exchanged a lovers' kiss; if Fiona had fallen in love with Shrek in the alternate universe, then the contract ends and the universe with it. Shrek is returned to his original universe, with his friends and family surrounding him at his children's birthday party. Shrek gets his happily ever after.
** Also used in the 2nd film ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'' with King Harold. He takes a magical blast from the Fairy Godmother to protect Shrek and Fiona, and after her defeat he's notably vanished making it seem like it killed him. But it turns out he's actually [[spoiler: reverted back into his true form of a frog.]]
*** [[spoiler:
This might seen a little pointless in hindsight, since the third film ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird'' [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome kills him anyway]]. But his survival from the incident was integral for the reluctant heirs to the throne, Shrek and Fiona, to pass their roles as the new royalty of Far, Far Away onto Arthur in the third film, for he mentions Arthur on his death bed.]]
bed]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:when Puss is trying to save his friend Humpty, the Golden Goose and the goose's mother, Puss is holding on to Humpty by only a thin rope on a broken bridge, while the Golden Goose is dangling above the distant ground with its mother, close to falling to their death. Humpty sacrifices himself to save the Golden Goose, its mother, and the town, while Humpty supposedly fell to death and cracked open. However, in the credits, it is revealed he came out alright.]]



* In {{WesternAnimation/Minions}}, it seems as if [[spoiler:Kevin exploded after swallowing Scarlet's bomb]]. However, the [[spoiler: explosion]] only [[spoiler:shrunk him back down to his normal size.]](minus his [[spoiler:overalls]])
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', there's a double example. [[spoiler: Abbot Cellach locks his nephew Brendan and fellow monk Brother Aidan in the scriptorium to protect them during a Northmen attack. It doesn't work, and when Cellach sees the scriptorium burning, he rushes to save them only to be attacked and left bleeding and unconscious on the ground. Brendan and Aidan manage to escape the building, but when they see Cellach lying in the snow, they believe him to be dead, and flee Kells. Cellach wakes up to see Northmen pouring from the building, and assumes his nephew is dead. The film then jumps 20 years forward to when uncle and nephew are finally reunited.]]
** Averted in that [[spoiler: nearly every other character really does perish in the Northmen attack.]]

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* In {{WesternAnimation/Minions}}, ''{{WesternAnimation/Minions}}'', it seems as if [[spoiler:Kevin exploded after swallowing Scarlet's bomb]]. However, the [[spoiler: explosion]] only [[spoiler:shrunk him back down to his normal size.]](minus size]] (minus his [[spoiler:overalls]])
[[spoiler:overalls]].)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfKells'', there's a double example. [[spoiler: Abbot Cellach locks his nephew Brendan and fellow monk Brother Aidan in the scriptorium to protect them during a Northmen attack. It doesn't work, and when Cellach sees the scriptorium burning, he rushes to save them only to be attacked and left bleeding and unconscious on the ground. Brendan and Aidan manage to escape the building, but when they see Cellach lying in the snow, they believe him to be dead, and flee Kells. Cellach wakes up to see Northmen pouring from the building, and assumes his nephew is dead. The film then jumps 20 years forward to when uncle and nephew are finally reunited.]]
**
reunited]]. Averted in that [[spoiler: nearly every other character really does perish in the Northmen attack.]]attack]].



* Ted appears to get run through by a sword in medieval England in ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', causing Bill to mourn him ("Ted, don't be dead, dude!"). But it turns out Ted fell out of the armor just when he hit the ground; the armor got stabbed, not him. (Never mind the fact that he was completely strapped into this complex outfit.) It's also a ForgoneConclusion, due to the fact that Ted's future self had been seen alive and well earlier.

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* Ted appears to get run through by a sword in medieval England in ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', causing Bill to mourn him ("Ted, don't be dead, dude!"). But it turns out Ted fell out of the armor just when he hit the ground; the armor got stabbed, not him. (Never mind the fact that he was completely strapped into this complex outfit.) It's also a ForgoneConclusion, ForegoneConclusion, due to the fact that Ted's future self had been seen alive and well earlier.



* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 robot is seemingly beaten then impaled by the T-1000, leaving Sarah and John Connor helpless. Then his backup power source turns on, and he [[BigDamnHeroes heads off to save the day]]. Moments later he does die for real, [[ICannotSelfTerminate but by choice]].
** In the novel version, he deliberately feigned death after the impaling in order to give himself the chance of a surprise attack.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-800 robot is seemingly beaten then impaled by the T-1000, leaving Sarah and John Connor helpless. Then his backup power source turns on, and he [[BigDamnHeroes heads off to save the day]]. Moments later he does die for real, [[ICannotSelfTerminate but by choice]].
**
choice]]. In the novel version, he deliberately feigned death after the impaling in order to give himself the chance of a surprise attack.attack.
** In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', [[spoiler: "Pops" appears to die after holding off John in the quantum field generator, but survives thanks to a little dip in the liquid metal]].



* One of the most mind-boggling examples is in ''Film/HudsonHawk'', when a friend of the Creator/BruceWillis character, who seems to have died in a car fire shortly before, shows up again and explains, "The sprinkler system turned on!" This in spite of the fact that the car careened off of a cliff and exploded upon impact with the ground (but it is a parody/comedy).
** Since the line immediately following is, "yeah! I bet that's what happened!" its mind-boggling improbability can be chalked up to the RuleOfFunny.
* In Broken Lizard's ''Film/ClubDread'', Sam appears to have drowned in mud, but [[spoiler: turns out to be not only alive, but also the actual killer]].
* In a particularly pointless version that removes the very last bit of pathos from the film, Snails in TheMovie of ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''. Especially {{egregious}} is that this ending was apparently at the behest of focus groups, who didn't like the original graveside ending where Snails is still clearly dead. The original scene was the closest thing to respectable dignity the movie could manage, but even that got stripped away.

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* One of the most mind-boggling examples is in ''Film/HudsonHawk'', when a friend of the Creator/BruceWillis character, who seems to have died in a car fire shortly before, shows up again and explains, "The sprinkler system turned on!" This in spite of the fact that the car careened off of a cliff and exploded upon impact with the ground (but it is a parody/comedy).
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parody/comedy). Since the line immediately following is, "yeah! I bet that's what happened!" its mind-boggling improbability can be chalked up to the RuleOfFunny.
* In Broken Lizard's Creator/BrokenLizard's ''Film/ClubDread'', Sam appears to have drowned in mud, but [[spoiler: turns out to be not only alive, but also the actual killer]].
* In a particularly pointless version that removes the very last bit of pathos from the film, Snails in TheMovie of ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons''. Especially {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} is that this ending was apparently at the behest of focus groups, who didn't like the original graveside ending where Snails is still clearly dead. The original scene was the closest thing to respectable dignity the movie could manage, but even that got stripped away.



* It seems like anyone who falls off a cliff in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies is going to show up later (apart from {{Mook}}s, but since when have they counted?).

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* It seems like anyone who falls off a cliff in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies is going to show up later (apart from {{Mook}}s, {{Mooks}}, but since when have they counted?).



* The movie ''Film/ShortCircuit'' subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]], then utterly subverts the Robot Disney Death version of the trope. The SAINT-model robot that NOVA Robotics destroyed (and cannibalized) at the end of the movie was a mindless, remote-control replica which the real Number Five was controlling from the safety of the supply van. This, after showing how said van was completely equipped with enough spare parts to build a whole new robot from the ground up, Number Five's expertise at reassembling himself and rewiring his own circuits, as well as him playing with the TV using his remote-control transmitter.

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* The movie ''Film/ShortCircuit'' subtly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]], {{lampshade|Hanging}}s, then utterly subverts the Robot Disney Death version of the trope. The SAINT-model robot that NOVA Robotics destroyed (and cannibalized) at the end of the movie was a mindless, remote-control replica which the real Number Five was controlling from the safety of the supply van. This, after showing how said van was completely equipped with enough spare parts to build a whole new robot from the ground up, Number Five's expertise at reassembling himself and rewiring his own circuits, as well as him playing with the TV using his remote-control transmitter.



* In ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', the title character appears to have died from an illness.
** See also the climax of the infamous ripoff ''Film/MacAndMe''. Not only do Mac and his family seem to perish in an explosion when they get into a shootout with the police, but their young human friend Eric dies as well, as the kid was near the explosion. The filmmakers work ''hard'' to jerk the tears here, culminating in his mom arriving on the awful scene by helicopter (she'd been searching for him). But the aliens emerge from the flames unharmed, and use their powers to revive him.

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* In ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', the title character appears to have died from an illness.
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illness. See also the climax of the infamous ripoff ''Film/MacAndMe''. Not only do Mac and his family seem to perish in an explosion when they get into a shootout with the police, but their young human friend Eric dies as well, as the kid was near the explosion. The filmmakers work ''hard'' to jerk the tears here, culminating in his mom arriving on the awful scene by helicopter (she'd been searching for him). But the aliens emerge from the flames unharmed, and use their powers to revive him.



* In ''Film/EndOfWatch'', [[spoiler: Taylor is shot in the chest and falls unconscious as his partner, Zeke, stays at his side, before the villains catch up and shoot Zeke fatally, leaving both protagonists lifeless in the alley as the calvary arrives. The next scene shows an injured Taylor at Zeke's funeral.]]

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* In ''Film/EndOfWatch'', [[spoiler: Taylor is shot in the chest and falls unconscious as his partner, Zeke, stays at his side, before the villains catch up and shoot Zeke fatally, leaving both protagonists lifeless in the alley as the calvary cavalry arrives. The next scene shows an injured Taylor at Zeke's funeral.]]funeral]].



* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'', the protagonist David Herzeg dives back into the time vortex after breaking the mechanism that was keeping a 1943 Navy destroyer and a 1984 Midwest town suspended in hyperspace. After the vortex collapses, Allison is wandering through the freshly restored town in 1984 when David appears out of nowhere, having not only survived but magically returned to his LoveInterest.

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* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'', the protagonist David Herzeg dives back into the time vortex after breaking the mechanism that was keeping a 1943 Navy destroyer and a 1984 Midwest town suspended in hyperspace. After the vortex collapses, Allison is wandering through the freshly restored town in 1984 when David appears out of nowhere, having not only survived but magically returned to his LoveInterest.{{Love Interest|s}}.



* [[spoiler:Kirk]] in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' dies in a scene mirroring Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan, but gets better soon... too soon.

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* [[spoiler:Kirk]] in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' dies in a scene mirroring Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan, ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'', but gets better soon... too soon.



* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', [[spoiler: after Mason Wren betrays the group shoots Call, a later scene reveals that Call had survived the gunshot wound, [[RoboticReveal because she is an android.]]]]

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* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', [[spoiler: after Mason Wren betrays the group shoots Call, a later scene reveals that Call had survived the gunshot wound, [[RoboticReveal because she is an android.]]]]android]]]].



* At the end of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' [[spoiler: Dom apparently dies finishing off Jakande during the climax, and all of Brian's attempts to resuscitate him seem to fail. The shock of this causes Letty to regain her memories and reveals that she remembers that they were married. Dom then opens his eyes moments later and it turns out he heard her say all of this.]]
* In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', [[spoiler: "Pops" appears to die after holding off John in the quantum field generator, but survives thanks to a little dip in the liquid metal.]]

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* At the end of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' [[spoiler: Dom apparently dies finishing off Jakande during the climax, and all of Brian's attempts to resuscitate him seem to fail. The shock of this causes Letty to regain her memories and reveals that she remembers that they were married. Dom then opens his eyes moments later and it turns out he heard her say all of this.]]
* In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', [[spoiler: "Pops" appears to die after holding off John in the quantum field generator, but survives thanks to a little dip in the liquid metal.]]
this]].



* In Voltaire's ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', roughly every few pages a character is "brought back to life".
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the musical version with the song "You Were Dead, You Know."

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* In Voltaire's Creator/{{Voltaire}}'s ''Literature/{{Candide}}'', roughly every few pages a character is "brought back to life".
**
life". {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the musical version with the song "You Were Dead, You Know."



* Creator/GuyGavrielKay's ''Literature/TheLionsOfAlRassan'' wrings every possible bit of suspense, drama and angst out of [[spoiler:Diego Belmonte]]'s death... then [[spoiler:Ishak the legendary doctor appears and "wishes to examine the boy".]]

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* Creator/GuyGavrielKay's ''Literature/TheLionsOfAlRassan'' wrings every possible bit of suspense, drama and angst out of [[spoiler:Diego Belmonte]]'s death... then [[spoiler:Ishak the legendary doctor appears and "wishes to examine the boy".]]boy."]]



* In R.A. Salvatore's ''[[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]]'' novels set in the ''ForgottenRealms'', this happens a lot. Out of the [[FiveManBand five heroes]], Regis is the only one of them who hasn't been presumed dead at least once.

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* In R.A. Salvatore's ''[[Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt Drizzt]]'' novels set in the ''ForgottenRealms'', ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'', this happens a lot. Out of the [[FiveManBand five heroes]], Regis is the only one of them who hasn't been presumed dead at least once.



* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', [[spoiler: Oreg is revealed to have survived the death of his body at the end of the novel. Turns out, it was not his ''real'' body, that was buried somewhere else, and apparently in a coma. His father seems to have kept it there after binding his soul to castle Hurog. ItMakesSenseInContext.]]
* In ''Literature/DanceOfDeath,'' part of the Literature/AgentPendergast novels, the character of Margo Green, who was the main character in the authors' first two books, is stabbed and apparently killed by Pendergast's brother Diogenes. The very end of the novel reveals that she survived and Pendergast allowed the rest of the world to believe her dead so that his brother would not attempt to target her again. [[spoiler: As revealed in the next book, this fails, but she still lives anyway.]]
** In ''Literature/CemetaryDance'', Pendergast is shot by the novel's antagonist and eventually collapses from blood loss. The final chapter makes it seem like he passed away from his wounds for 2-3 pages before revealing he's sitting there alive and well in his hospital bed.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', [[spoiler: Oreg is revealed to have survived the death of his body at the end of the novel. Turns out, it was not his ''real'' body, that was buried somewhere else, and apparently in a coma. His father seems to have kept it there after binding his soul to castle Hurog. ItMakesSenseInContext.]]
ItMakesSenseInContext]].
* ''Literature/AgentPendergast'' novels
**
In ''Literature/DanceOfDeath,'' part of the Literature/AgentPendergast novels, the character of Margo Green, who was the main character in the authors' first two books, is stabbed and apparently killed by Pendergast's brother Diogenes. The very end of the novel reveals that she survived and Pendergast allowed the rest of the world to believe her dead so that his brother would not attempt to target her again. [[spoiler: As revealed in the next book, this fails, but she still lives anyway.]]
** In ''Literature/CemetaryDance'', ''Literature/CemeteryDance'', Pendergast is shot by the novel's antagonist and eventually collapses from blood loss. The final chapter makes it seem like he passed away from his wounds for 2-3 pages before revealing he's sitting there alive and well in his hospital bed.



** At the end of ''White Fire'' [[spoiler: Pendergast's protegee Corrie Swanson is seemingly burned to death by an arsonist prompting an enraged Pendergast to hunt the killer. After his death, it's discovered Corrie freed herself and got to safety - the burnt corpse was actually an different victim whose corrupt actions were responsible for a lot of the events of the book.]]

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** At the end of ''White Fire'' ''Literature/WhiteFire'' [[spoiler: Pendergast's protegee Corrie Swanson is seemingly burned to death by an arsonist prompting an enraged Pendergast to hunt the killer. After his death, it's discovered Corrie freed herself and got to safety - the burnt corpse was actually an different victim whose corrupt actions were responsible for a lot of the events of the book.]]



* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'': [[spoiler:The Huntsman, who returns safe and sound at the end after apparently being killed by the Loups early on.]]

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* ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'': [[spoiler:The Huntsman, who returns safe and sound at the end after apparently being killed by the Loups early on.]]on]].



** A good MutantEnemy example is Lorne's head asking for the praising and extolling of his virtues. For whatever reason, his particular variety of demon can survive decapitation--the body needs to be mutilated. The bad guys didn't forget to, though--the Groosalugg, knowing Lorne was Cordelia's friend, switched his body with a soldier.
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', crooner Mel Torme helps the Sliders with their mission, only to apparently die in a car bomb. He inexplicably resurfaces at the end, though, to wish the Sliders well on their way.
** Another episode had a rather cruel example of Disney Death, the characters land in a world run by the Russians and help the Resistance in one of their operations. During the pull out though female protagonist Wade Wells is shot and mortally wounded. The other main characters start to grieve for her till she suddenly appears right behind them alive and well. Turns out it was her double from this particular alternate earth that got killed not her.

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** A good MutantEnemy Creator/MutantEnemy example is Lorne's head asking for the praising and extolling of his virtues. For whatever reason, his particular variety of demon can survive decapitation--the body needs to be mutilated. The bad guys didn't forget to, though--the Groosalugg, knowing Lorne was Cordelia's friend, switched his body with a soldier.
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}''
**
In an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', one episode, crooner Mel Torme helps the Sliders with their mission, only to apparently die in a car bomb. He inexplicably resurfaces at the end, though, to wish the Sliders well on their way.
** Another episode had a rather cruel example of Disney Death, the example. The characters land in a world run by the Russians and help the Resistance in one of their operations. During the pull out though female protagonist Wade Wells is shot and mortally wounded. The other main characters start to grieve for her till she suddenly appears right behind them alive and well. [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse Turns out it was her double from this particular alternate earth that got killed not her.]]



** Also in the ''Doctor Who'' original series serial [[Recap/DoctorWhos26E4Survival Survival]]" [[spoiler:The Seventh Doctor]] has a head on collision on a motorbike with the enemy, resulting in a huge explosion which we see nobody escape from. Ace begins to mourn his death after she finds [[spoiler:his hat]] and [[spoiler:his umbrella]] laying on the ground. We soon after find out he's somehow just ended up face first in a pile of rubbish with his backside in the air.

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** Also in the ''Doctor Who'' original series serial [[Recap/DoctorWhos26E4Survival "[[Recap/DoctorWhos26E4Survival Survival]]" [[spoiler:The Seventh Doctor]] has a head on collision on a motorbike with the enemy, resulting in a huge explosion which we see nobody escape from. Ace begins to mourn his death after she finds [[spoiler:his hat]] and [[spoiler:his umbrella]] laying on the ground. We soon after find out he's somehow just ended up face first in a pile of rubbish with his backside in the air.



** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter]]" [[spoiler: Jenny [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for the Doctor near the end of the episode. After the Doctor has accepted that she won't regenerate, he leaves her body with her fellow soldiers and goes off in the TARDIS. Suddenly she pops back to life, apparently none the worse for wear (seemingly due to the {{Terraforming}} process that was still ongoing), and takes off in a stolen spaceship ([[LikeFatherLikeSon like father like daughter, apparently]]). The Doctor, however, is unaware that she came back to life.]]

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter The Doctor's Daughter]]" [[spoiler: Jenny [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for the Doctor near the end of the episode. After the Doctor has accepted that she won't regenerate, he leaves her body with her fellow soldiers and goes off in the TARDIS. Suddenly she pops back to life, apparently none the worse for wear (seemingly due to the {{Terraforming}} process that was still ongoing), and takes off in a stolen spaceship ([[LikeFatherLikeSon like father like daughter, apparently]]). The Doctor, however, is unaware that she came back to life.]]life]].



** Except that [[spoiler:Arthur Petrelli killed Adam.]]
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' episode "The Boyband Superfan Interrogation" plays the Robot Disney Death relatively straight (though with tongue firmly in cheek, as with everything on the show). RidiculouslyHumanRobot Ida is destroyed defeating the villain's scheme, given a hero's funeral -- and then Wendy finds a box with a brand-new Ida robot inside. It is never mentioned again.

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** Except that [[spoiler:Arthur Petrelli killed Adam.]]
Adam]].
* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' episode "The Boyband Superfan Interrogation" plays the Robot Disney Death relatively straight (though with tongue firmly in cheek, as with everything on the show). RidiculouslyHumanRobot {{Ridiculously Human Robot|s}} Ida is destroyed defeating the villain's scheme, given a hero's funeral -- and then Wendy finds a box with a brand-new Ida robot inside. It is never mentioned again.



* The first season finale of ''Series/RobinHood'', where [[spoiler:Marian is mourned, avenged, and then discovered to be still alive.]] (Setting the scene for a major audience shock when [[spoiler:she died in the second season finale.]])

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* The first season finale of ''Series/RobinHood'', where [[spoiler:Marian is mourned, avenged, and then discovered to be still alive.]] alive]]. (Setting the scene for a major audience shock when [[spoiler:she died in the second season finale.]])finale]].)



** During the series finale [[spoiler: House is trapped in a burning building and dies when the building collapses on him. Paramedics pull a body out of the rubble and confirm that the body was indeed House. At his funeral, Wilson receives a text message from House during his speech. It turned out that House actually faked his death so he could be with Wilson during his final 5 months instead of spending it in prison.]]

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** During the series finale [[spoiler: House is trapped in a burning building and dies when the building collapses on him. Paramedics pull a body out of the rubble and confirm that the body was indeed House. At his funeral, Wilson receives a text message from House during his speech. It turned out that House actually faked his death so he could be with Wilson during his final 5 months instead of spending it in prison.]]prison]].



* In a rare combination of both kayfabe AND real-life, Vince [=McMahon=]'s limo blew up with him inside it at the conclusion of one episode of Monday Night Raw in 2007. This was supposed to have been the "death" of the Mr. [=McMahon=] character, but real-life circumstances involving the very, very real death of Chris Benoit, forced Vince back on television to address the fans personally, where he admits that the limo explosion WAS in fact, meant to be the death of his "Mr. [=McMahon=]" character. Of course, Mr. [=McMahon=] has since been "resurrected" and up to his usual brutal boss ways.
** The Undertaker loves this trope. How many times has he been kayfabe killed, only to inexplicably come back very much alive to terrorize his opponents when everyone thought he was gone for good?

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* In a rare combination of both kayfabe AND real-life, Vince [=McMahon=]'s Wrestling/VinceMcMahon's limo blew up with him inside it at the conclusion of one episode of Monday Night Raw ''Wrestling/WWERaw'' in 2007. This was supposed to have been the "death" of the Mr. [=McMahon=] character, but real-life circumstances involving the very, very real death of Chris Benoit, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, forced Vince back on television to address the fans personally, where he admits that the limo explosion WAS in fact, meant to be the death of his "Mr. [=McMahon=]" character. Of course, Mr. [=McMahon=] has since been "resurrected" and up to his usual brutal boss ways.
** The Undertaker * Wrestling/TheUndertaker loves this trope. How many times has he been kayfabe killed, only to inexplicably come back very much alive to terrorize his opponents when everyone thought he was gone for good?



** And Solid Snake at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''[='s=] first act, Raiden in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', as well as Big Boss himself, twice. [[spoiler:Actually, Big Boss only does it once; his apparent Disney Death in ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' was actually his BodyDouble being KilledOffForReal.]]

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** And Solid Snake at the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2''[='s=] ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}''[='s=] first act, Raiden in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'', as well as Big Boss himself, twice. [[spoiler:Actually, Big Boss only does it once; his apparent Disney Death in ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'' was actually his BodyDouble being KilledOffForReal.]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' also has one of these moments, depending on how you play the game. If the player decides to [[spoiler:kill Cid]] in the World of Ruin then [[spoiler:Celes will commit suicide by throwing herself off a cliff]], an idea conceived after being told others had effectively ended their lives in this manner. However, [[spoiler:we find her waking up on the beach after having been nursed back to health by a bird!]] ...who just happens to [[spoiler:have Locke's bandanna bandaging it's wing]], signifying there ARE others also alive after [[spoiler:the apocalypse of their world.]]
** Also, Shadow has one of these after [[spoiler:Kefka kills Leo]]. Rather than being unconscious, though, he's gone missing [[spoiler: (to the DiscOneFinalDungeon to take on the baddies, even though he is injured, because he is a badass ninja)]] and, since his dog Interceptor is injured, your party assumes he is dead. Serves as revenge fuel against the Empire, as if there wasn't already enough of that. He will [[spoiler: die for real]] if you don't wait for him during the .]]
* A little over halfway through ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', [[spoiler:Crono is killed off by an attack courtesy of the planet-destroying monster Lavos, leaving the game without its main character for an extended period of time. In the meantime, the remainder of the party sets to work on reviving him using judicious use of time travel and a clone won in a carnival game.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', [[spoiler: the protagonist's faithful steed apparently falls to his death when a bridge gives out, only to return during the ending alive, but with a broken leg... [[DownerEnding which is usually a death sentence for a horse anyway]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' also has one of these moments, depending on how you play the game. If the player decides to [[spoiler:kill Cid]] in the World of Ruin then [[spoiler:Celes will commit suicide by throwing herself off a cliff]], an idea conceived after being told others had effectively ended their lives in this manner. However, [[spoiler:we find her waking up on the beach after having been nursed back to health by a bird!]] ...who just happens to [[spoiler:have Locke's bandanna bandaging it's wing]], signifying there ARE others also alive after [[spoiler:the apocalypse of their world.]]
world]].
** Also, Shadow has one of these after [[spoiler:Kefka kills Leo]]. Rather than being unconscious, though, he's gone missing [[spoiler: (to the DiscOneFinalDungeon to take on the baddies, even though he is injured, because he is a badass ninja)]] and, since his dog Interceptor is injured, your party assumes he is dead. Serves as revenge fuel against the Empire, as if there wasn't already enough of that. He will [[spoiler: die for real]] if you don't wait for him during the .]]
the Apocalypse.
* A little over halfway through ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', [[spoiler:Crono is killed off by an attack courtesy of the planet-destroying monster Lavos, leaving the game without its main character for an extended period of time. In the meantime, the remainder of the party sets to work on reviving him using judicious use of time travel and a clone won in a carnival game.]]
game]].
* In ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', [[spoiler: the protagonist's faithful steed apparently falls to his death when a bridge gives out, only to return during the ending alive, but with a broken leg... [[DownerEnding which is usually a death sentence for a horse anyway]].]]anyway]]]].



* Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' has [[spoiler:Sasha make a HeroicSacrifice so the rest of the gang can bring down the Traveller once and for all. She is badly injured and on the brink of death, and at one point closes her eyes and goes still. Her sister and friends break down in tears - only for her to quickly say “Uh, I'm not dead yet”, and for Felix's healing device to start working and heal her wounds.]]

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* Episode 5 of ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' has [[spoiler:Sasha make a HeroicSacrifice so the rest of the gang can bring down the Traveller once and for all. She is badly injured and on the brink of death, and at one point closes her eyes and goes still. Her sister and friends break down in tears - only for her to quickly say “Uh, I'm not dead yet”, and for Felix's healing device to start working and heal her wounds.]]wounds]].



** Later, just before the FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Flonne is turned into a flower by Seraph Lamington for what appears to be an incredibly stupid reason.]] In some of the MultipleEndings, this death is for real; in others, it turns out to be a Disney Death.

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** Later, just before the FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Flonne is turned into a flower by Seraph Lamington for what appears to be an incredibly stupid reason.]] reason]]. In some of the MultipleEndings, this death is for real; in others, it turns out to be a Disney Death.



* Parodied in the {{Infocom}} text adventure game ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'', in which your sidekick Tiffany (or Trent, depending on your character's gender) heroically sacrifices themselves about half a dozen times to help you out, complete with a silent moment of loss and mourning on your part, before they turn up again in the very next area, having survived through increasingly implausible coincidence.

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* Parodied in the {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} text adventure game ''VideoGame/LeatherGoddessesOfPhobos'', in which your sidekick Tiffany (or Trent, depending on your character's gender) heroically sacrifices themselves about half a dozen times to help you out, complete with a silent moment of loss and mourning on your part, before they turn up again in the very next area, having survived through increasingly implausible coincidence.



* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', [[spoiler:this happens to your ''entire party'' at one point. They all supposedly sacrifice themselves to allow Lloyd to get to Colette, but [[MultipleEndings either Zelos or Kratos]] shows up to save each and every one of them]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', [[spoiler:this happens to your ''entire party'' at one point. They all supposedly sacrifice themselves to allow Lloyd to get to Colette, but [[MultipleEndings either Zelos or Kratos]] shows up to save each and every one of them]]them]].



** ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' does this a ''lot'', namely with [[spoiler:Peach, Bowser, Luigi, Luvbi, and Nastasia.]]

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** ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' does this a ''lot'', namely with [[spoiler:Peach, Bowser, Luigi, Luvbi, and Nastasia.]]Nastasia]].



** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', [[spoiler:Orin/Oojam]] performs a HeroicSacrifice to help Mara/Maya and Nara/Meena escape. The game gives all indication that he is dead, with the standard "No response, seems to be a corpse" message. But later on, [[spoiler:you find him wounded at the inn in Frenor/Vrenor.]]
* In the NES version of ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Double Dragon II: The Revenge]]'', Marian is StuffedIntoTheFridge in the game's opening sequence, only to wake up perfectly fine after the final boss battle, unlike the arcade version, where she is KilledOffForReal.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIV'', [[spoiler:Orin/Oojam]] performs a HeroicSacrifice to help Mara/Maya and Nara/Meena escape. The game gives all indication that he is dead, with the standard "No response, seems to be a corpse" message. But later on, [[spoiler:you find him wounded at the inn in Frenor/Vrenor.]]
Frenor/Vrenor]].
* In the NES version of ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Double Dragon II: The Revenge]]'', ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonII'', Marian is StuffedIntoTheFridge in the game's opening sequence, only to wake up perfectly fine after the final boss battle, unlike the arcade version, where she is KilledOffForReal.



* In the first episode of ''SamAndMax'': Season 1, Max throws Jimmy Two-Teeth out the window to his (presumed) death. He later re-appears in their office unharmed.

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* In the first episode of ''SamAndMax'': ''Franchise/SamAndMax'': Season 1, Max throws Jimmy Two-Teeth out the window to his (presumed) death. He later re-appears in their office unharmed.



* In ''[[VideoGame/TimeCrisis Time Crisis 5]]'', [[spoiler: [[MissionControl Cathy]] apparently sacrifices herself to destroy the missile that [[BigBad Robert]] was going to use on New York. After you kill Robert, Cathy is revealed to have survived the crash.]]
* At the end of ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'', [[spoiler: the player character is [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparently fatally crushed under rubble]] after RidingTheBomb into the MegaCorp's headquarters, but then [[TheStinger after the fake credits]], they walk out of the ruins to chew out [[CreatorCameo the developers]] for the depressing end, then the game rewinds for the real FinalBoss battle.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/TimeCrisis Time Crisis 5]]'', [[spoiler: [[MissionControl Cathy]] apparently sacrifices herself to destroy the missile that [[BigBad Robert]] was going to use on New York. After you kill Robert, Cathy is revealed to have survived the crash.]]
crash]].
* At the end of ''VideoGame/SunsetOverdrive'', [[spoiler: the player character is [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat apparently fatally crushed under rubble]] after RidingTheBomb into the MegaCorp's headquarters, but then [[TheStinger after the fake credits]], they walk out of the ruins to chew out [[CreatorCameo the developers]] for the depressing end, then the game rewinds for the real FinalBoss battle.]]battle]].



* At the end of ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', [[spoiler:Karen is fatally wounded by Simon's knife, but Roy manages to save her by transforming her into a cartoon with black ink.]]
* In episode 3 of Ark Angels by ''WebOriginal/Qem-95'', Nick jumps in front of a bullet that The Masked Man throws at the viewer, leaving the bullet to impale his clockwork heart and all the cogs and springs fall out causing him to rust up. However, Bang brings him back to the office and fixes him. If you click him, while he's leaping, he falls to the ground and the bullet hits you instead. When the screen goes back to normal, your surrounded by Nick, Qem, Bang, Malcolm and The Masked Man, who turns out to be Soldier.

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* At the end of ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'', [[spoiler:Karen is fatally wounded by Simon's knife, but Roy manages to save her by transforming her into a cartoon with black ink.]]
ink]].
* In episode 3 of Ark Angels by ''WebOriginal/Qem-95'', ''WebAnimation/Qem95'', Nick jumps in front of a bullet that The Masked Man throws at the viewer, leaving the bullet to impale his clockwork heart and all the cogs and springs fall out causing him to rust up. However, Bang brings him back to the office and fixes him. If you click him, while he's leaping, he falls to the ground and the bullet hits you instead. When the screen goes back to normal, your surrounded by Nick, Qem, Bang, Malcolm and The Masked Man, who turns out to be Soldier.



* ''TheSmurfs'': At least two examples:

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* ''TheSmurfs'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': At least two examples:



* On the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].

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* On In the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].



* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with the hippie music festival, the mayor shoots herself in the head when she finally realizes the gravity of her folly. She later reappears when they're using the giant drill with a bandage on her head, ready to take command at mission control.
** For some reason headshots are often non-fatal in ''South Park'': see also Bill Gates (shot in ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', reappears with a Band-Aid on his head in "The Entity"), Music/BritneySpears, the scientist in "Night of the Living Homeless", and Kenny.
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Could it be because the characters have no]] [[spoiler:''brains?'']]

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* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with the hippie music festival, the mayor shoots herself in the head when she finally realizes the gravity of her folly. She later reappears when they're using the giant drill with a bandage on her head, ready to take command at mission control.
**
control. For some reason headshots are often non-fatal in ''South Park'': see also Bill Gates (shot in ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', reappears with a Band-Aid on his head in "The Entity"), Music/BritneySpears, the scientist in "Night of the Living Homeless", and Kenny.
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Kenny. [[FridgeBrilliance Could it be because the characters have no]] [[spoiler:''brains?'']][[spoiler:''brains'']]?



* The animated ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' did this in its first season, with Brainiac 5 handing Superman a little piece of himself before running off on a suicide mission. Clark can't both do his part to free the rest of the team ''and'' save Brainiac, and when they find him, he's mourning Brainy's lifeless body. The Legionnaires promptly ask who has the back-up disc.

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* The animated ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' did this in its first season, with Brainiac 5 handing Superman a little piece of himself before running off on a suicide mission. Clark can't both do his part to free the rest of the team ''and'' save Brainiac, and when they find him, he's mourning Brainy's lifeless body. The Legionnaires promptly ask who has the back-up disc.



** Teased towards the end of "The Brave and the Bold" when the League tries to stop nuclear missiles from hitting Gorilla City. WonderWoman stops a missile from exploding but she appears to be crushed under some rubble. Somber music plays, the League and gorillas look on sadly, and [[ShipTease Batman frantically searches for her while shouting her name.]] She emerges a minute later with the guidance system.

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** Teased towards the end of "The Brave and the Bold" when the League tries to stop nuclear missiles from hitting Gorilla City. WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman stops a missile from exploding but she appears to be crushed under some rubble. Somber music plays, the League and gorillas look on sadly, and [[ShipTease Batman frantically searches for her while shouting her name.]] She emerges a minute later with the guidance system.



** Speaking of Franz Hopper, all evidence gathered (and Jérémie's rude remarks to Aelita) says that Franz killed himself saving Aelita in said incident above, [[spoiler:''until'' Season 4, when he suddenly lives again as a ball of glittery purple and pink energy. Apparently he can't stay out of the Digital Sea for too long (even though the Digital Sea is supposed to ''delete'' everything thrown into it), or else he'll get attacked by XANA real fast.]] He eventually dies in the Series Finale.

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** Speaking of Franz Hopper, all evidence gathered (and Jérémie's rude remarks to Aelita) says that Franz killed himself saving Aelita in said incident above, [[spoiler:''until'' Season 4, when he suddenly lives again as a ball of glittery purple and pink energy. Apparently he can't stay out of the Digital Sea for too long (even though the Digital Sea is supposed to ''delete'' everything thrown into it), or else he'll get attacked by XANA real fast.]] fast]]. He eventually dies in the Series Finale.



** There was another one in season 3, Tecna was believed to have died after closing up the Omega portal. She managed to survive thanks to her new Enchantix powers.
** The aversion: In season four, [[spoiler:Nabu sacrifices himself to close a dark abyss the Wizards have created to suck up the fairies of Earth.]] Aside from a couple animation goofs, [[spoiler:Nabu]] doesn't return at the end of the season, so it looks like [[spoiler:he is]] dead for real. This hasn't sat well with the fans. And it also created some FridgeLogic, since Bloom seems to have [[PlotInducedStupidity forgotten her healing powers]].

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** There was another one in season 3, when Tecna was believed to have died after closing up the Omega portal. She managed to survive thanks to her new Enchantix powers.
** The aversion: In season four, [[spoiler:Nabu sacrifices himself to close a dark abyss the Wizards have created to suck up the fairies of Earth.]] Earth]]. Aside from a couple animation goofs, [[spoiler:Nabu]] doesn't return at the end of the season, so it looks like [[spoiler:he is]] dead for real. This hasn't sat well with the fans. And it also created some FridgeLogic, since Bloom seems to have [[PlotInducedStupidity [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgotten her healing powers]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" Homer eats fugu which is poisonous if cut incorrectly. When Dr. Hibbert is unable to determine for sure whether Homer indeed ate toxic portions of the fish – he merely accepts the word of the sushi chef – he tells Homer that he has 22 hours to live (24, minus the two hours it took to perform tests and contact the chef). Homer is left to make a list of things to do before he dies. That night, Homer falls asleep in an armchair while listening to the Bible-on-tape ... although with his head suddenly drooping and arms falling limp, plus a dark music cue to underscore the moment, the viewer is led to believe that he possibly did succumb to the poison. The next morning, Marge finds Homer and fears the worst when she sees him lying still in the armchair; she begins to cry and caress him ... only to touch his drool, which is still warm, making her realize her husband is still very much alive. Homer realizes this too when he is awakened by his wife holding him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "One "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" Fish]]" Homer eats fugu which is poisonous if cut incorrectly. When Dr. Hibbert is unable to determine for sure whether Homer indeed ate toxic portions of the fish – he merely accepts the word of the sushi chef – he tells Homer that he has 22 hours to live (24, minus the two hours it took to perform tests and contact the chef). Homer is left to make a list of things to do before he dies. That night, Homer falls asleep in an armchair while listening to the Bible-on-tape ... although with his head suddenly drooping and arms falling limp, plus a dark music cue to underscore the moment, the viewer is led to believe that he possibly did succumb to the poison. The next morning, Marge finds Homer and fears the worst when she sees him lying still in the armchair; she begins to cry and caress him ... only to touch his drool, which is still warm, making her realize her husband is still very much alive. Homer realizes this too when he is awakened by his wife holding him.



* In the [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]] "No Laughing Matter", [[spoiler: the aliens from Clarion get killed by laughing at Roy slipping on a banana.]] In the Quickie before "Much Ado About Lanolin" (a later episode), Orson, Booker, and Shelldon watch a show [[spoiler: about the Clarion aliens, whom are revealed to (still) exist at the end of the Quickie by coming out of the TV.]]
** Speaking of Much Ado About Lanolin, [[spoiler: in that episode, the fake Lanolin, Lanolina, disappears with sparkles after kissing Orson.]]
** In Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarves, [[spoiler: Snow Wade dies after eating the poison apple. His last words? "Uh-oh, I'm doomed." He also holds his stomach while doing this.]]
*** Unlike [[WhatTheHellHero Orson and the other characters who only took this as a story]], [[spoiler: Roy (who was taking this seriously near the end of the two-parter) was the only one, who seemed alarmed/upset that Wade could really be hurt/dead, when Wade didn't wake up right away.]]

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* In the [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]] "No Laughing Matter", [[spoiler: the aliens from Clarion get killed by laughing at Roy slipping on a banana.]] banana]]. In the Quickie before "Much Ado About Lanolin" (a later episode), Orson, Booker, and Shelldon watch a show [[spoiler: about the Clarion aliens, whom are revealed to (still) exist at the end of the Quickie by coming out of the TV.]]
TV]].
** Speaking of Much Ado About Lanolin, [[spoiler: in that episode, the fake Lanolin, Lanolina, disappears with sparkles after kissing Orson.]]
Orson]].
** In Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarves, [[spoiler: Snow Wade dies after eating the poison apple. His last words? "Uh-oh, I'm doomed." He also holds his stomach while doing this.]]
this]].
*** Unlike [[WhatTheHellHero Orson and the other characters who only took this as a story]], [[spoiler: Roy (who was taking this seriously near the end of the two-parter) was the only one, who seemed alarmed/upset that Wade could really be hurt/dead, when Wade didn't wake up right away.]] away]].



** In "Gates of Gloom" [[spoiler: Fred, Velma, and Daphne all apparently perish inside the Mystery Machine when they blow it up to destroy Pericles' robots. Fortunately, Fred was actually piloting it with remote control so they're all okay. Though the fact that the gang's iconic van is gone still manages to be a pretty big gut punch in itself.]]

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** In "Gates of Gloom" [[spoiler: Fred, Velma, and Daphne all apparently perish inside the Mystery Machine when they blow it up to destroy Pericles' robots. Fortunately, Fred was actually piloting it with remote control so they're all okay. Though the fact that the gang's iconic van is gone still manages to be a pretty big gut punch in itself.]]itself]].



* In the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' book 2, Aang is struck by Azula's lightning. Luckily, [[spoiler:Katara has some spirit water that she uses to heal him]], but it doesn't work right away and we don't learn [[spoiler:that he survived until the first episode of the next season.]]

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* In the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' book 2, Aang is struck by Azula's lightning. Luckily, [[spoiler:Katara has some spirit water that she uses to heal him]], but it doesn't work right away and we don't learn [[spoiler:that he survived until the first episode of the next season.]]season]].



* In the final episode of the original ''Series/Ultraman'' series, Ultraman is felled by Zetton, and is KilledOffForReal, until Zoffy comes to rescue him.

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* In the final episode of the original ''Series/Ultraman'' ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' series, Ultraman is felled by Zetton, and is KilledOffForReal, until Zoffy comes to rescue him.
17th Sep '17 8:00:01 PM DustSnitch
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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure "Magical Mystery Cure"]], Twilight is [[DisappearsIntoLight "vaporized"]] after casting Starswirl's completed spell, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascends to the astral plane]], where she has a [[ContinuityCavalcade life review]] with Celestia, and [[CameBackStrong returns to the physical world]] as an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] [[BadassPrincess princess]].

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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E13MagicalMysteryCure "Magical Mystery Cure"]], Twilight is [[DisappearsIntoLight "vaporized"]] after casting Starswirl's completed spell, [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascends to the astral plane]], where she has a [[ContinuityCavalcade life review]] with Celestia, and [[CameBackStrong returns to the physical world]] as an [[WingedUnicorn alicorn]] [[BadassPrincess princess]].princess.
4th Sep '17 6:45:03 PM Peteman
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** Subverted HARD for drama in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'': [[spoiler:Paz did indeed survive the events of ''Peace Walker'', and is rescued in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes Ground Zeroes]]'', but she ends up jumping out of a helicopter because of the [[WhyAmITicking bombs]] that Skull Face planted in her, which then explode, only for her to show up in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Phantom Pain]]'' nine years later with hard amnesia and an eternally young body... only for that to have been a hallucination. It's not absolutely confirmed if she did die, but given that Venom was five feet away from her before the explosion, and woke up to find that he had shards of bone and teeth lodged inside his body... yeah, she's almost certainly dead]].

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** Subverted HARD for drama in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV'': [[spoiler:Paz did indeed survive the events of ''Peace Walker'', and is rescued in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes Ground Zeroes]]'', but she ends up jumping out of a helicopter because of the [[WhyAmITicking bombs]] that Skull Face planted in her, which then explode, only for her to show up in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain The Phantom Pain]]'' nine years later with hard amnesia and an eternally young body... only for that to have been a hallucination. It's not absolutely confirmed if she did die, but given that Venom was five feet away from her before the explosion, and woke up to find that he had shards of bone and teeth lodged inside his body... yeah, she's almost certainly dead]].
31st Aug '17 7:41:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' has the apparent death of TheFlash after [[Awesome/JusticeLeague he single handedly takes down "Brainthor"]], but overtaxes his powers and ends up vanishing into the Speedforce. He stays dead just long enough for us to resolve the whole [[HeWhoFightsMonsters "is Superman gonna turn into his]] [[KnightTemplar Justice-Lords Counterpart]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and bring about an apocalypse]]?" plotline that's been foreshadowed all season. Only then does J'onn reveal that Wally is [[OnlyMostlyDead not dead yet]] and the League say ScrewDestiny and drag him back from the brink.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'' has the apparent death of TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash after [[Awesome/JusticeLeague he single handedly takes down "Brainthor"]], but overtaxes his powers and ends up vanishing into the Speedforce. He stays dead just long enough for us to resolve the whole [[HeWhoFightsMonsters "is Superman gonna turn into his]] [[KnightTemplar Justice-Lords Counterpart]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and bring about an apocalypse]]?" plotline that's been foreshadowed all season. Only then does J'onn reveal that Wally is [[OnlyMostlyDead not dead yet]] and the League say ScrewDestiny and drag him back from the brink.
29th Aug '17 9:51:10 PM wolftickets1969
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'''s first chapter, [[DamselInDistress Sophie]] is apparently dealt a fatal blow by Chariot, but in the GoldenEnding, [[CuttingOffTheBranches which is also the canon ending]], she emerges from the mansion none the worse for wear. In the BadEnding, she [[CameBackWrong comes back as a zombie]].
27th Aug '17 5:16:11 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade on this]] when the character Gune was "killed" by an explosion and claimed, as he passed out, that he "Must have nap...". Later he returned and saved the day proclaiming, "I finished my nap!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' [[LampshadeHanging hung ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' . [[spoiler:Gune]] saves Stith from [[spoiler: a bomb Preed placed on her wrist, only for it to detonate and leave him wounded]] and he mutters "I'll just take a little nap", before collapsing. Later, just when the Drej are about to destroy the Titan, [[spoiler: Gune]] arrives to the rescue and hangs a lampshade on this]] when the character Gune was "killed" by an explosion and claimed, as he passed out, that he "Must have nap...". Later he returned and saved the day proclaiming, "I trope.
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2nd Aug '17 5:44:28 AM jormis29
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** If one counts video games, then General White certainly applies in ''Attack of the Saiyans'' where he was revealed to have both survived and attempted to create a new Red Ribbon Army.

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** If one counts video games, then General White certainly applies in ''Attack ''[[VideoGame/DragonBallZAttackOfTheSaiyans Attack of the Saiyans'' Saiyans]]'' where he was revealed to have both survived and attempted to create a new Red Ribbon Army.
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