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12th Mar '17 4:28:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' zombies work this way, given their absurdly powerful healing factor and the fact that their consciousness is spread out all over their body.
** Downplayed in the sense that, depending on what exactly happened to them, they may not regenerate correctly or even lose their intelligence.
* A similar abilty is possessed by the Hosts of ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. These are bizarre hybrid spirit creatures (most commonly the [[GiantSpider Azlu]] and the [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Beshilu]]) who are able to either take on vaguely human forms or [[BodyHorror hide inside human skins]]. If a Host is destroyed, its body will shatter into dozens or hundreds of its animal form (which will look like mundane animals), one of which contains its soul. They all need to be destroyed to be safe or else they will eventually consume enough to regrow into their monstrous forms (and usually be pissed at whatever killed them).

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}}'' zombies work this way, given their absurdly powerful healing factor and the fact that their consciousness is spread out all over their body.
** Downplayed in the sense that, depending on what exactly happened to them, they may not regenerate correctly or even lose their intelligence.
* A similar abilty ability is possessed by the Hosts of ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken''. These are bizarre hybrid spirit creatures (most commonly the [[GiantSpider Azlu]] and the [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Beshilu]]) who are able to either take on vaguely human forms or [[BodyHorror hide inside human skins]]. If a Host is destroyed, its body will shatter into dozens or hundreds of its animal form (which will look like mundane animals), one of which contains its soul. They all need to be destroyed to be safe or else they will eventually consume enough to regrow into their monstrous forms (and usually be pissed at whatever killed them).


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* ''WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}}'' zombies work this way, given their absurdly powerful healing factor and the fact that their consciousness is spread out all over their body. Downplayed in the sense that, depending on what exactly happened to them, they may not regenerate correctly or even lose their intelligence.
11th Mar '17 12:26:06 PM nombretomado
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** Ridley also seems to have this, as his entire body routinely explodes, though ''Videogame/SuperMetroid'' was the canonical death of the original Ridley. A clone was made in ''Videogame/OtherM'', which the X Parasites infected in ''Fusion''.

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** Ridley also seems to have this, as his entire body routinely explodes, though ''Videogame/SuperMetroid'' was the canonical death of the original Ridley. A clone was made in ''Videogame/OtherM'', ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', which the X Parasites infected in ''Fusion''.
19th Feb '17 8:11:27 AM Prometheus117
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*** It's interesting to note that his regeneration becomes more powerful (or at least faster) with every transformation. Fat Buu already fit this trope, but it was a fairly slow process. Super Buu was able to regenerate at incredible speed, though there was implied to be mental limits that Gotenks almost reached. Finally, Kid Buu could regenerate seemingly instantly from having his entire body destroyed, with no visible limits aside from complete destruction of every molecule of his being. Kid Buu's being the fastest could be justified by virtue of being the original form of Buu.

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*** It's interesting to note that his regeneration becomes more powerful (or at least faster) with every transformation. Fat Buu already fit this trope, but it was a fairly slow process. Super Buu was able to regenerate at incredible speed, though there was implied to be mental limits that Gotenks almost reached.reached and during his battle with Vegetto in the anime it seemed to start slowing down as he got his ass utterly wrecked to the point Vegetto actually pointed out he hadn't regenerated from an injury yet and ''Buu didn't even notice''. Finally, Kid Buu could regenerate seemingly instantly from having his entire body destroyed, with no visible limits aside from complete destruction of every molecule of his being. Kid Buu's being the fastest could be justified by virtue of being the original form of Buu.
2nd Feb '17 7:33:20 PM merotoker
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--> -- '''[[MeaningfulName Cell]]''', Anime/DragonBallZ, having just survived his own [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth Shattering Kabooming]] TakingYouWithMe thanks to this trope.

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--> -- '''[[MeaningfulName Cell]]''', Anime/DragonBallZ, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', having just survived his own [[EarthShatteringKaboom Earth Shattering Kabooming]] TakingYouWithMe thanks to this trope.



* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Battle Tendency'': This is one of Ultimate!Kars' InformedAbilities. It never comes into play, though - Kars is defeated via AndIMustScream rather than being destroyed.

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Battle Tendency'': This is one of Ultimate!Kars' InformedAbilities.{{Informed Abilit|y}}ies. It never comes into play, though - Kars is defeated via AndIMustScream rather than being destroyed.



* Acacia in the manga {{Manga/Green Worldz}} regenerated from a single small flesh in chapter 51 despite being cut to pieces. Her {{healing factor}} is so strong that the hero had to resort to feeding her severely damaged body to a giant size monster baby in order to get rid of her. Even after that, she is revealed to be alive in chapter 110 and managed to regenerate her body back.

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* Acacia in the manga {{Manga/Green Worldz}} Manga/GreenWorldz regenerated from a single small flesh in chapter 51 despite being cut to pieces. Her {{healing factor}} is so strong that the hero had to resort to feeding her severely damaged body to a giant size monster baby in order to get rid of her. Even after that, she is revealed to be alive in chapter 110 and managed to regenerate her body back.



* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Groot is blown up from his HeroicSacrifice to protect the team from the BigBad's ship crashing. [[spoiler: Rocket Raccoon takes one of his twigs, which regenerates into a tiny Groot that will grow back to full size]].

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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', Groot is blown up from his HeroicSacrifice to protect the team from the BigBad's ship crashing. [[spoiler: Rocket Raccoon takes one of his twigs, which regenerates into a tiny Groot that will grow back to full size]].size.]]



* ComicBook/VandalSavage in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' fits this. Even after being completely obliterated by [[Series/TheFlash2014 the Flash]] and [[Series/{{Arrow}} Green Arrow]], he still regenerates and conquers the world in the distant future, setting the events of the series in motion. Given that Merlyn collected his ashes after Savage was incinerated by the Staff of Horus and said "You owe me.", he probably knew this was going to happen. [[spoiler:The only way to kill Savage for good is for Kendra/Chay-Ara to stab him with the Amon Dagger]].

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* ComicBook/VandalSavage in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' fits this. Even after being completely obliterated by [[Series/TheFlash2014 the Flash]] and [[Series/{{Arrow}} Green Arrow]], he still regenerates and conquers the world in the distant future, setting the events of the series in motion. Given that Merlyn collected his ashes after Savage was incinerated by the Staff of Horus and said "You owe me.", he probably knew this was going to happen. [[spoiler:The only way to kill Savage for good is for Kendra/Chay-Ara to stab him with the Amon Dagger]].Dagger.]]
31st Jan '17 10:12:02 AM Yib
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** Body of the Foo Fighters from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean ]]'' is [[WormThatWalks made out of sentient plankton]], and thus can survive as long as just a little piece of her body stays intact. On top of that this plankton can multiply very quickly, which allows her to grow back from said little piece in a matter of seconds.

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** Body of the Foo Fighters from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean ]]'' is [[WormThatWalks made out of sentient plankton]], and thus can survive as long as just a little piece of her body stays intact. On top of that this plankton can multiply very quickly, which allows her to grow full body back from said little piece in a matter of seconds.
31st Jan '17 10:09:27 AM Yib
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** Body of the Foo Fighters from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean ]]'' is [[WormThatWalks made out of sentient plankton]], and thus can survive as long as just a little piece of her body stays intact. On top of that this plankton can multiply very quickly, which allows her to grow back from said little piece in a matter of seconds.
9th Dec '16 11:41:23 PM Totema
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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Battle Tendency'': This is one of Ultimate!Kars' InformedAbilities. It never comes into play, though - Kars is defeated via AndIMustScream rather than being destroyed.
29th Oct '16 6:25:31 AM Xlsfd
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* In ''Videogame/{{Boktai}}'', the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Count of Groundsoaking Blood]] can come back from the dead as long as one of his bats is still alive.
10th Sep '16 11:21:03 PM DustSnitch
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** Dipping into NightmareFuel territory is what's annihilating the Tasmanian Devil. If the phrase "aggressive non-viral transmissible parasitic cancer" doesn't make you shudder at night, how about the fact it's 100% fatal and has wiped out 70% of the entire population in less than 20 years?
9th Sep '16 1:09:38 AM PaulA
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* BlessedWithSuck example from Creator/OrsonScottCard: ''Planet of Treason''. One of the families exiled to an isolated world has genetically-engineered themselves to a state in which they can regenerate organs, so that they can sell them to eventually buy their way home. Occasionally a mutant like the protagonist appears whose regenerative abilities approach this level -- but he also grows extraneous body parts that eventually cripple, then kill him. At one point, his guts are ripped out, producing [[WildChild a feral copy.]]

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* BlessedWithSuck example from Creator/OrsonScottCard: ''Planet of Treason''.''Literature/APlanetCalledTreason''. One of the families exiled to an isolated world has genetically-engineered themselves to a state in which they can regenerate organs, so that they can sell them to eventually buy their way home. Occasionally a mutant like the protagonist appears whose regenerative abilities approach this level -- but he also grows extraneous body parts that eventually cripple, then kill him. At one point, his guts are ripped out, producing [[WildChild a feral copy.]]
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