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6th Sep '17 8:25:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', the Agents are computer programs working for those running the Matrix, so there's no reason they should stay dead. If you actually manage to kill one by the rules of the simulation, the "body" reverts back to the human it was originally and the Agent program claims a new host (out of anyone still plugged into the Matrix). DoubleSubversion when Neo destroys Smith at the end of the first movie, seemingly for good by destroying his code itself but ultimately only causes him to become more powerful in the next movie (instead of taking over a host when he's "killed", he can turn anyone and everyone he touches inside the program into another copy of himself, even if they are another program or not hardwired into the Matrix). It's unclear whether his ability to defy true deletion is a general rule (any agent so inclined could come back the way he did) or a property specific to Smith because of ''how'' he "died" or who killed him (just like Neo, he defies the laws of the Matrix to return to life when he should have died).

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* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', the Agents are computer programs working for those running the Matrix, so there's no reason they should stay dead. If you actually manage to kill one by the rules of the simulation, the "body" reverts back to the human it was originally and the Agent program claims a new host (out of anyone still plugged into the Matrix). DoubleSubversion when Neo destroys Smith at the end of the first movie, seemingly for good by destroying his code itself but ultimately only causes him to become more powerful in the next movie (instead of taking over a host when he's "killed", he can turn anyone and everyone he touches inside the program into another copy of himself, even if they are another program or not hardwired into the Matrix). It's unclear whether his ability to defy true deletion is a general rule (any agent so inclined could come back the way he did) or a property specific to Smith because of ''how'' he "died" or who killed him (just like Neo, he defies the laws of the Matrix to return to life when he should have died). Smith himself does manage to take out all the other Agents by infecting literally everyone in the Matrix, though whether this destroyed their programs or simply left them without any more bodies to use is unclear.
6th Sep '17 8:22:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/GhostsOfMars'': The evil Martian ghosts are intangible. While it's possible to resist possession, destroying their current host body only delays them. The heroes actually attempt the NuclearOption, which is ultimately proven to be an inadequate solution.
2nd Aug '17 11:16:52 AM Abodos
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** As is declassified in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Ganondorf's existence is due to the dying curse of Demise, the GodOfEvil and GreaterScopeVillain. This same curse also affects Link and Zelda, forever trapping the three wielders of the Triforce in an eternal cycle of reincarnation and making the death of any of the three meaningless in the long run.

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** As is declassified in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'', Ganondorf's [[spoiler:Ganondorf's existence is due to the dying curse of Demise, the GodOfEvil and GreaterScopeVillain. This same curse also affects Link and Zelda, forever trapping the three wielders of the Triforce in an eternal cycle of reincarnation and making the death of any of the three meaningless in the long run.]]
** The Blight Ganons in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' fill a similar role to Phantom Ganon. While Calamity Ganon himself is sealed away in Hyrule Castle, he was still able to send these {{Mechanical Abomination}}s made of his essence to take control of the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]].
18th May '17 3:12:00 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Vol. 2'' Ego is a giant disembodied brain embedded in the core of a planet he built with his MindOverMatter abilities. The human form he uses to interact with others is similarly constructed and he can make a new one in minutes if necessary.

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Vol. 2'' ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Ego is a giant disembodied brain embedded in the core of a planet he built with his MindOverMatter abilities. The human form he uses to interact with others is similarly constructed and he can make a new one in minutes if necessary.
15th May '17 2:53:13 PM armogohma
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** In the actual game, this is represented by an ability on the Eldrazi Titans (and a few other transcendental creatures, like the Elemental Incarnations) that shuffles them back into their owner's deck when they die, so while they can be dealt with, they will be back if the game goes long enough. However, this ability is sneakily used as a drawback, as they don't leave behind a corpse to reanimate.

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** In the actual game, this is represented by an ability on the Eldrazi Titans (and a few other transcendental creatures, like the Elemental Incarnations) that shuffles them back into their owner's deck when they die, so while they can be dealt with, they will be back if the game goes long enough. However, this ability is [[BlessedWithSuck sneakily used as a drawback, drawback]], as they don't leave behind [[AnimateDead a corpse to reanimate.reanimate]].
14th May '17 3:15:09 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Vol. 2'' Ego is a giant disembodied brain embedded in the core of a planet he built with his MindOverMatter abilities. The human form he uses to interact with others is similarly constructed and he can make a new one in minutes if necessary.
7th May '17 7:44:23 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'', the problem with fighting Lord of Storms is that his human form is just a shell he's using to communicate with people and use objects; his true form is the hurricane that follows "him" around.
5th May '17 9:46:01 PM armogohma
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** In the actual game, this is represented by an ability on the Eldrazi Titans (and a few other transcendental creatures, like the Elemental Incarnations) that shuffles them back into their owner's deck when they die, so while they can be dealt with, they will be back if the game goes long enough. However, this ability is sneakily used as a drawback, as they don't leave behind a corpse to reanimate.
15th Apr '17 7:35:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mister Mxyzptlk, Vyndktvx, Qwsp, Bat-Mite, and other imps really exist in 5-dimensional space, beyond what 3-dimensional beings can perceive.

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* Franchise/DCUniverse: Mister Mxyzptlk, Vyndktvx, Qwsp, Bat-Mite, and other imps really exist in 5-dimensional space, beyond what 3-dimensional beings can perceive.perceive. "Destroying" their bodies in this realm is a laughably trivial inconvenience for them.
5th Mar '17 5:04:59 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege Tale'', the evil wizard Gallian puts his consciousness inside an armored warrior. Every time his avatar is slain, he just laughs and uses a new body to fight.

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* In ''Film/InTheNameOfTheKing: A DungeonSiege VideoGame/DungeonSiege Tale'', the evil wizard Gallian puts his consciousness inside an armored warrior. Every time his avatar is slain, he just laughs and uses a new body to fight.
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