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14th Jun '17 9:55:04 AM Rhivana
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', it's revealed that Neo is, in fact, [[spoiler:Mu la Flaga... in spite of the fact that Mu performed a HeroicSacrifice in the second-to-last episode of the preceding series, blocking a massive [[WaveMotionGun positron cannon]] blast with his mecha to keep it from destroying a much larger spaceship. Mu's shattered helmet is shown floating amidst the wreckage in the ''SEED'' TV series, and is edited out in the compilation movies to make his survival look more plausible...and utterly fails to do so because this just makes it seem as though the {{antimatter}} weapon more realistically vaporized him.]].

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', it's revealed that Neo is, in fact, [[spoiler:Mu la Flaga... in spite of the fact that Mu performed a HeroicSacrifice in the second-to-last episode of the preceding series, blocking a massive [[WaveMotionGun positron cannon]] blast with his mecha to keep it from destroying a much larger spaceship. Mu's shattered helmet is shown floating amidst the wreckage in the ''SEED'' TV series, and is [[{{Retcon}} edited out in the compilation movies to make his survival look more plausible...plausible]]...and utterly fails ''fails'' to do so because this just makes it seem as though the {{antimatter}} weapon more realistically vaporized him.]].
9th Jun '17 3:18:19 PM Hjortron18
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[[quoteright:255:[[Franchise/XMen http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jgreyres1_6741.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:255:Jean Grey, aka the Phoenix who rises from the ashes.]]



[[quoteright:255:[[Franchise/XMen http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jgreyres1_6741.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:255:Jean Grey, aka the Phoenix who rises from the ashes.]]
31st May '17 2:19:38 PM HighCrate
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** They've even gotten GenreSavvy about it, with Beast calling one villain's death a "ComicBook/{{Magneto}} moment," invoking the frequent "deaths" and "returns" of the sometimes-[[BigBad Big-Bad]]-sometimes-[[AntiHero Anti-Hero]]. (Almost none of these involved Magneto ''actually'' dying, though sometimes that's via retcon, and very few characters have been ''believed'' to be dead as often as Magneto.) "The more certain the death, the more certain the resurrection."



** ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this trope with the death of David Stenbeck. David, the son of the villainous, oft-resurrected James (and a character who also had a couple returns from the dead), was killed by the police. When the coffin was being lowered into the ground, Julia shot it full of holes, just to be sure. Her reaction to the townspeoples' horror indicated a certain GenreSavvy regarding this trope. When James himself was finally KilledOffForReal, a bunch of people came to his funeral just to be sure that his body was found and that he was really dead that time.

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** ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this trope with the death of David Stenbeck. David, the son of the villainous, oft-resurrected James (and a character who also had a couple returns from the dead), was killed by the police. When the coffin was being lowered into the ground, Julia shot it full of holes, just to be sure. Her reaction to the townspeoples' horror indicated a certain GenreSavvy regarding this trope. When James himself was finally KilledOffForReal, a bunch of people came to his funeral just to be sure that his body was found and that he was really dead that time.
30th May '17 10:04:39 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''Film/SoapDish'', a comedy that takes place behind the scenes of a TV Soap Opera. WhoopiGoldberg plays a writer who has to write for a guy coming back to life after having been decapitated. She is not pleased.

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* Used in ''Film/SoapDish'', a comedy that takes place behind the scenes of a TV Soap Opera. WhoopiGoldberg Creator/WhoopiGoldberg plays a writer who has to write for a guy coming back to life after having been decapitated. She is not pleased.
13th May '17 10:51:23 AM nombretomado
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* FuManchu in Sax Rohmer's ''The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu ''

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* FuManchu Literature/FuManchu in Sax Rohmer's ''The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu ''
10th Apr '17 12:18:57 PM nombretomado
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* [[SeanConnery Ramírez]] dies very convincingly in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', Connor summons him back to life. Despite this never happening anywhere else in the ''Highlander'' continuity. But then, ''Highlander II'' [[CanonDiscontinuity isn't actually part of the continuity]].

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* [[SeanConnery [[Creator/SeanConnery Ramírez]] dies very convincingly in ''Film/{{Highlander}}'', in ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'', Connor summons him back to life. Despite this never happening anywhere else in the ''Highlander'' continuity. But then, ''Highlander II'' [[CanonDiscontinuity isn't actually part of the continuity]].
8th Apr '17 3:46:18 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire'' graphic novel, Emperor Palpatine and Boba Fett both return from what looks like certain death in ReturnOfTheJedi.

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** In the ''ComicBook/DarkEmpire'' graphic novel, Emperor Palpatine and Boba Fett both return from what looks like certain death in ReturnOfTheJedi.''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
17th Mar '17 10:57:57 PM jtierney50
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* Lampshaded when [[spoiler:Roy]] dies in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. The deva assigned to process [[spoiler:his]] death says that it's important to fill out the paperwork concerning [[spoiler:his]] death now, so that any time [[spoiler:he]] dies in the future, they can fast-track [[spoiler:him]] directly into Good Heaven, with as little waiting as possible. The strip portrays a literal revolving door with accompanying astral bellhop. [[spoiler:Roy]] mentions that [[spoiler:he]] assumed the phrase "revolving door afterlife" was merely a metaphor, and the deva begins explaining how [[spoiler:Roy]] can begin earning "frequent dying miles".
** Subverted, as [[spoiler:Roy]] stays dead for pretty much the entire arc, while the rest of his party is split up and dealing with their own problems, and Haley, Celia and Belkar try to resurrect [[spoiler:him]] several times to no avail and are constantly getting sidetracked.
** Ironically, this is pretty much the only example of this trope in the entire series, despite the fact that D&D characters can be resurrected as many times as their player wishes, so long as the party has the materials to. The Order of the Stick, meanwhile, struggles to find the resources to resurrect [[spoiler:Roy]] even once, to the point that they have to steal the necessary diamond from [[Main/BreakingTheFourthWall the website's character page]]. No other character is ever resurrected (excluding the undead and immortal Xykon).
14th Mar '17 3:31:44 PM Pinokio
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* In ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'' vol. 2 #85, the Ragnarok destroys the realms of Yggdrasil and all its inhabitants, and all the Asgardians die. In ''Thor'' vol. 3, everything gradually comes back.
6th Mar '17 5:35:22 PM Jokubas
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** The Alliance expedition is not a proper example -- last we saw them they were in a position to survive for a while longer (Burning Crusade just retconned them to not leaving Draenor after all), it's just that they were presumed dead ''in-universe'' (since no-one on Azeroth knew what had happened to them). Of course, the place the expedition was ''to'' might be an example -- as presented in ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal'', Draenor was about to be destroyed. Come ''Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne'', and the place (while shattered and renamed the Outlands) is still habitable, more-or-less.

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** The Alliance expedition is not a proper example -- last we saw them they were in a position to survive for a while longer (Burning Crusade just retconned them to not leaving Draenor after all), it's just that they were presumed dead ''in-universe'' (since no-one on Azeroth knew what had happened to them). Of course, the place the expedition was ''to'' might be an example -- as presented in ''Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal'', Draenor was about to be destroyed. Come ''Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne'', and the place (while shattered and renamed the Outlands) Outland) is still habitable, more-or-less.
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