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9th Jun '16 4:26:04 PM Kolic
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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft (and supplementary material) has brought back many characters once thought dead. [[spoiler: Muradin]] lost his memory and remained in Northrend, the dreadlords [[spoiler: Balnazzar]] and [[spoiler: Mal'Ganis]] returned to corrupt the [[spoiler: Scarlet Crusade]], the Alliance expedition to Outland "returned" in the Burning Crusade (although Turalyon and Alleria are still missing), Magtheridon turned out to be just imprisoned, [[spoiler: Xavius]] became the Nightmare Lord, [[spoiler:Cho'gall]] returned ''twice'', and even Deathwing was presumed dead by some before being confirmed to be alive. [[spoiler: and now both his children (albeit as undead) and his mate are returning for Cataclysm]].

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* VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft (and supplementary material) has brought back many characters once thought dead. [[spoiler: Muradin]] lost his memory and remained in Northrend, the dreadlords [[spoiler: Balnazzar]] and [[spoiler: Mal'Ganis]] returned to corrupt the [[spoiler: Scarlet Crusade]], the Alliance expedition to Outland "returned" in the Burning Crusade (although Turalyon and Alleria are still missing), Magtheridon turned out to be just imprisoned, [[spoiler: Xavius]] became the Nightmare Lord, [[spoiler:Cho'gall]] returned ''twice'', and even Deathwing was presumed dead by some before being confirmed to be alive. [[spoiler: and now both his children (albeit as undead) and his mate are returning for Cataclysm]]. [[spoiler: The latest is Illidan Stormrage, who reveals in the demon hunter starting questline that he's akin to the player character in that his soul waits in the Twisting Nether until he can return to his body.]]
15th Apr '16 4:15:34 PM FordPrefect
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* In general, the ''Comicbook/XMen'' franchise is the poster-child for this trope. The fact of the matter is that there are 20+ main characters, and a writer is likely to have any one of them as a favorite. And various members are constantly being killed off for the sake of either drama or to try to thin out the herd. The result being that the average length of death for any mutant in the Marvel universe is 1 to 2 years.

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* In general, the ''Comicbook/XMen'' franchise is the poster-child for this trope. The fact of the matter is that there are 20+ main characters, and a writer is likely to have any one of them as a favorite. And various members are constantly being killed off for the sake of either drama or to try to thin out the herd. The result being is that the average length of death for any mutant in the Marvel universe is 1 to 2 years.
18th Mar '16 7:40:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* William Boone, Zo'or, and Liam Kincaid in ''EarthFinalConflict'', although, in the latter case, they NeverFoundTheBody, while Boone and Zo'or were clearly shown disintegrating. Thankfully, Zo'or is finally killed off after resurrection. Unfortunately, so is Boone, albeit off-screen. Liam comes back in the series finale without an explanation.

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* William Boone, Zo'or, and Liam Kincaid in ''EarthFinalConflict'', ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'', although, in the latter case, they NeverFoundTheBody, while Boone and Zo'or were clearly shown disintegrating. Thankfully, Zo'or is finally killed off after resurrection. Unfortunately, so is Boone, albeit off-screen. Liam comes back in the series finale without an explanation.
4th Mar '16 11:31:23 PM nombretomado
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* It used to be that the three comic characters who would actually stay dead were Jason Todd, [[{{Spider-Man}} Uncle Ben]] and [[CaptainAmerica Bucky]]. Guess which one's still dead? [[DeathByOriginStory The one whose death is required for the origin story.]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Thomas and Martha Wayne]], who've consistently stayed dead, though like Uncle Ben, their deaths are necessary for the origin story. Unless you count ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', but the less said about that the better.
* Main/{{Supergirl}} was famously killed off in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' as part of a general overhaul to make Superman the only Kryptonian again. It took her nearly 20 years, but of ''course'' she came back. There were three Supergirls in the interim, but none of them was Kara Zor-El.

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* It used to be that the three comic characters who would actually stay dead were Jason Todd, [[{{Spider-Man}} Uncle Ben]] and [[CaptainAmerica Bucky]].ComicBook/{{Bucky|Barnes}}. Guess which one's still dead? [[DeathByOriginStory The one whose death is required for the origin story.]] [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Thomas and Martha Wayne]], who've consistently stayed dead, though like Uncle Ben, their deaths are necessary for the origin story. Unless you count ''ComicBook/{{Flashpoint}}'', but the less said about that the better.
* Main/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} was famously killed off in ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' as part of a general overhaul to make Superman the only Kryptonian again. It took her nearly 20 years, but of ''course'' she came back. There were three Supergirls in the interim, but none of them was Kara Zor-El.
6th Jan '16 8:26:16 PM wolftickets1969
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* At the beginning of ''VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest'', Naru dies of starvation due to the "blinding" of the eponymous forest and ensuing famine, then the eponymous protagonist himself runs out of energy and dies after setting off into the forest alone. The latter is immediately revived by the Spirit Tree's residual power, while Gumo brings the former BackFromtheDead with the Light Vessel at the start of the game's last act.
4th Jan '16 1:57:21 PM nombretomado
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* Stephan Pastis of ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' is fond of this one. Rat's character Angry Bob has been resurrected (or "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord undied]]") in each of his appearances. Sometimes it will be because Pastis forgets which characters he's killed off, other times, he'll bring someone back from the dead [[RuleOfFunny just because it's funny.]] Pastis has even managed to kill himself off in the strip, only to be brought back to life.

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* Stephan Pastis of ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' is fond of this one. Rat's character Angry Bob has been resurrected (or "[[PerfectlyCromulentWord undied]]") in each of his appearances. Sometimes it will be because Pastis forgets which characters he's killed off, other times, he'll bring someone back from the dead [[RuleOfFunny just because it's funny.]] Pastis has even managed to kill himself off in the strip, only to be brought back to life.
28th Dec '15 3:11:48 PM Anddrix
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* He doesn't do it as much any more, but in the Silver Age DoctorDoom would die about every other appearance -- coming BackFromTheDead was one of his most terrifying abilities -- again and again, he'd return from things [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat no one could survive]], and describe his miraculous return with casual arrogance. What with everyone doing it nowadays, not so much. (Doctor Doom prefers to be as unique as possible.)

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* He doesn't do it as much any more, but in the Silver Age DoctorDoom Doctor Doom would die about every other appearance -- coming BackFromTheDead was one of his most terrifying abilities -- again and again, he'd return from things [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat no one could survive]], and describe his miraculous return with casual arrogance. What with everyone doing it nowadays, not so much. (Doctor Doom prefers to be as unique as possible.)
19th Dec '15 2:52:09 PM nombretomado
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** Via a throwaway set of quotes in the [[TrueFinalBoss final battle]] of [[ShadowTheHedgehog Shadow's own game]], it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Shadow you're playing is indeed the real one, as Eggman's robots saved and recovered him from the orbital freefall. He pretty much made the Shadow Androids to [[MindScrew screw with him]].]]

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** Via a throwaway set of quotes in the [[TrueFinalBoss final battle]] of [[ShadowTheHedgehog [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Shadow's own game]], it's revealed that [[spoiler: the Shadow you're playing is indeed the real one, as Eggman's robots saved and recovered him from the orbital freefall. He pretty much made the Shadow Androids to [[MindScrew screw with him]].]]
11th Nov '15 6:35:57 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* The main characters of ''Anime/{{Gintama}}'' are burnt at the end of episode 297, but it's almost a certainty they'll be back for 298, if not a later episode.

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* The main characters of ''Anime/{{Gintama}}'' are burnt at the end of episode 297, 297 (ItMakesSenseInContext), but it's almost a certainty they'll be back for 298, if not a later episode.
11th Nov '15 6:35:14 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* The main characters of ''Anime/{{Gintama}}'' are burnt at the end of episode 297, but it's almost a certainty they'll be back for 298, if not a later episode.
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