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3rd Feb '16 6:42:53 AM Dravencour
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This isn't to say there wasn't some accomplishment here. At the very least, he's gone for now. In some cases this can mean peace for years. And in some...days. Better spend that time researching a way to make him DeaderThanDead or at least find a way to [[SealedEvilInACan seal him in a can]] so that he can't rise again to threaten the land.
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This isn't to say there wasn't some accomplishment here. At the very least, he's gone for now. In some cases this can mean peace for years. And in some...days. Better spend that time researching a way to make him DeaderThanDead or at least find a way to [[SealedEvilInACan seal him in a can]] so that he can't rise again to threaten the land. world.
26th Jan '16 11:59:27 AM ZimFan89
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Webwork}}'', [[TranshumanTreachery Jade]] ultimately gets around the problem of her pregnancy pains all but crippling her during battle by learning how to transfer her consciousness into a [[KingMook specialized Gumo Khan]] whenever she needs to leave her lair for an extended period, thus not exposing her physical form at any point. However, there are downsides, such as the fact that whenever that particular Khan is "poofed", it [[KeystoneArmy takes the rest with it]].

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* In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the most dangerous thing about [[BigBad Ultron]] is the fact that his digital consciousness is spread out among his legions of MechaMooks. During the FinalBattle, the Avengers know that they have to destroy each and every one of them in order to ensure his defeat.
19th Jan '16 8:13:36 PM jormis29
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* ''Dota 2'' has the Fundamentals, beings from "a far upstream plane, where the fundamental laws of the universe have found sentient expression." They can't be killed, as the form slain is only a part that is inhabiting this plane, as stated in Wisp's lore. The two eponymous Ancients, the Dire and Radiant, were feuding Fundamentals that were banished through the stars and eventually caught by a planet's gravity well, eventually shattering their moon prison and raining down upon the earth. They can't be destroyed forever, only weakened, allowing their rival to regain power for a while until the fallen is strong enough to rival it and spark another war. Heroes that are explicitly stated to be Fundamentals are Chaos Knight, Keeper of the Light and Enigma, heroes that are implied to be Fundamentals are Wisp and Ancient Apparition.
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* ''Dota 2'' ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' has the Fundamentals, beings from "a far upstream plane, where the fundamental laws of the universe have found sentient expression." They can't be killed, as the form slain is only a part that is inhabiting this plane, as stated in Wisp's [[WillOTheWisp Wisp's]] lore. The two eponymous Ancients, the Dire and Radiant, were feuding Fundamentals that were banished through the stars and eventually caught by a planet's gravity well, eventually shattering their moon prison and raining down upon the earth. They can't be destroyed forever, only weakened, allowing their rival to regain power for a while until the fallen is strong enough to rival it and spark another war. Heroes that are explicitly stated to be Fundamentals are Chaos Knight, Keeper of the Light and Enigma, heroes that are implied to be Fundamentals are Wisp and Ancient Apparition.
1st Jan '16 2:05:19 PM storymasterb
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* The [[EldritchAbomination Eldrazi]] in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' appear as your standard Lovecraft homages, but all of them, from the smallest spawn to the three titans themselves, are just extensions of their true selves in the Blind Eternities. The dragon Ugin likens their presence on Zendikar to a man reaching his hand into a pond to illustrate the pointlessness of trying to 'kill' them.
1st Jan '16 10:22:19 AM storymasterb
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* The [[EldritchAbomination Eldrazi]] in ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' appear as your standard Lovecraft homages, but all of them, from the smallest spawn to the three titans themselves, are just extensions of their true selves in the Blind Eternities. The dragon Ugin likens their presence on Zendikar to a man reaching his hand into a pond to illustrate the pointlessness of trying to 'kill' them.
30th Dec '15 1:12:35 PM Anddrix
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** However, after that only a small fraction of him survived in nanobot form [[spoiler: inside SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor]], and the rest seemed to be his equivalent of spiritual essence. When the former was destroyed a fragment remained, but it was powerless and seemed to be genuinely dead. The latter was fully reformed in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler: but only as part of a resurrected {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}. His personality is now totally subsumed by the latter, and the latter was destroyed and even if he comes back]], currently this Brainiac can be considered DeaderThanDead.
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** However, after that only a small fraction of him survived in nanobot form [[spoiler: inside SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor]], ComicBook/LexLuthor]], and the rest seemed to be his equivalent of spiritual essence. When the former was destroyed a fragment remained, but it was powerless and seemed to be genuinely dead. The latter was fully reformed in the GrandFinale, [[spoiler: but only as part of a resurrected {{ComicBook/Darkseid}}. His personality is now totally subsumed by the latter, and the latter was destroyed and even if he comes back]], currently this Brainiac can be considered DeaderThanDead.
19th Dec '15 9:36:24 AM MrUnderhill
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Not An Example. Manus is still long gone as far as we know, so the fragments of him like Nashandra are for all intents and purposes him, not a proxy.
* In ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'', it's strongly hinted that the FinalBoss, [[spoiler: [[BigBad Queen Nashandra,]]]] is a shard of [[spoiler: Manus, the BigBad of the previous game's Artorias of the Abyss expansion/DLC.]] This is confirmed in collector's edition materials. Fans also speculate that another boss, [[spoiler: Darklurker might also fragment of Manus, given that it makes heavy use of abyss magic, is fought in an area that is implied to be where Manus was defeated in the first game.]] The ''Lost Crowns'' DLC trilogy reveals the existence of other shards. One interpretation of the lore implies that [[spoiler:''all'' humans are technically fragments of Manus, assuming he is indeed the Pygmy who passed on his Dark Soul to humanity.]]
19th Dec '15 3:10:31 AM Dravencour
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Not related to (but sometimes achieved by) CastingAShadow. Also see: AsLongAsThereIsEvil, SoulJar. The inverse of this trope is {{Synchronization}} where killing one part kills the rest. Compare ActuallyADoombot, WorfHadTheFlu, BackupTwin, CloningGambit, and RobotMaster, DecoyGetaway and FakingTheDead.
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Not related to (but sometimes achieved by) CastingAShadow.CastingAShadow, and ''definitely'' not related to LovingAShadow. Also see: AsLongAsThereIsEvil, SoulJar. The inverse of this trope is {{Synchronization}} where killing one part kills the rest. Compare ActuallyADoombot, WorfHadTheFlu, BackupTwin, CloningGambit, and RobotMaster, DecoyGetaway and FakingTheDead.
28th Nov '15 6:34:25 PM Ugolino
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** All this combined makes it a common strategy to have one or all of the above be the final bosses of published adventures, since many writers are understandably shy about killing off the primary NPCs of the setting, and most of the time, their stats only exist as a challenge to the LordBritishPostulate. A few good examples include ''Expedition to the Demonweb Pits'', which features a BossRush against a whole mess of mid-level Demon Prince Aspects, or ''Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk,'' which concludes with a battle against weakened MirrorUniverse versions or simulacrums of the Company of Seven.
25th Nov '15 7:43:55 AM 082122712641
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', the last battle is against [[spoiler: an avatar of Nyarlatothep, the Crawling Chaos, who laughs at your efforts and kills a beloved character to prove a point.]] The semi-sequel, ''Eternal Punishment'', makes things a little more permanent.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', the last battle is against [[spoiler: an avatar of Nyarlatothep, the Crawling Chaos, who laughs at your efforts and kills a beloved character to prove a point.]] point]]. The semi-sequel, ''Eternal Punishment'', makes things a little more allows us to drive him off, although true to this trope, it isn't permanent.
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