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30th Apr '16 1:15:00 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Downplayed by Count Olaf in ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', as he is rarely in explicit danger; what he repeatedly avoids is arrest, which serves the same goal as ordinary Joker Immunity. The straight form of this trope is subverted in ''TheEnd'', where he dies in the [[ArcNumber thirteenth chapter of]] [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth book]], [[spoiler: and there's still [[TheStinger one]] chapter left]].

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* Downplayed by Count Olaf in ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', as he is rarely in explicit danger; what he repeatedly avoids is arrest, which serves the same goal as ordinary Joker Immunity. The straight form of this trope is subverted in ''TheEnd'', where he dies in the [[ArcNumber thirteenth chapter of]] [[ThirteenIsUnlucky the thirteenth book]], [[spoiler: and there's still [[TheStinger one]] chapter left]].
15th Apr '16 10:31:13 PM BobRiddle
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* ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures'': Although the BigBad always dies at the end of each game, [[TheDragon Axel Gear]] does not.
12th Apr '16 6:12:49 PM Deathhacker
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** It's implied that Kharn the Betrayer is one, as he was actually killed during the Siege of Terra by imperial forces, but Khorne deemed him too worthy a champion to slip into the realm of the dead and granted him a Perpetual Body. However this was never verified, mainly because ''no one else has been able to kill him since''.
4th Apr '16 4:16:26 AM rafi
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* Although they've never come close to actually dying, ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'''s Trix seem to be masters of returning from impossible situations. They get turned into children at one point, but are their regular ages in their next appearance; they get trapped in an alternate reality in the end of the second season (with the items used to open the portal connecting the Magical Dimension to the one they're trapped in destroyed), but are somehow pulled out between the second and third seasons, with the season three premiere featuring them escaping imprisonment within the FIRST FIVE MINUTES; and in the fifth season, they start out imprisoned underwater without their powers (how they ended up in this situation hasn't been explained yet), and are released and have their powers restored by a prisoner shortly after he meets them. Not to mention that they've outlived a god (Darkar), an immortal (Valtar), and the spirits of their ancient evil ancestors (the Ancient Witches) with seemingly no ill effects except the loss of whatever power boost was given to them by their previous master.

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* Although they've never come close to actually dying, ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'''s Trix Interestingly Disney seem to be masters have granted this to Shere Khan of returning from impossible situations. They get turned into children at one point, but are their regular ages in their next appearance; they get trapped in an alternate reality ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (despite being killed by Mowgli in the end of original novel). [[Disney/TheJungleBook The Disney animated adaption]] and its sequel are among the second season (with very few films in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon to omit a DisneyVillainDeath, while he is about the items used only villain not to open the portal connecting the Magical Dimension to the one they're trapped in destroyed), but are somehow pulled out between the second and third seasons, with the season three premiere featuring them escaping imprisonment within the FIRST FIVE MINUTES; and be killed off in the fifth season, they start out imprisoned underwater without their powers (how they ended up live action adaption. He is also a recurring AntiVillain in this situation hasn't been explained yet), ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and are released and have their powers restored by a prisoner shortly after he meets them. Not to mention that they've outlived a god (Darkar), an immortal (Valtar), and the spirits of their ancient evil ancestors (the Ancient Witches) with seemingly no ill effects except the loss of whatever power boost was given to them by their previous master.''[[SpinoffBabies Jungle Cubs]]''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the villain Mad Stan points out how he'll just break out of prison and keep coming back over and over after Batman foils his latest terrorist bombing, prompting Batman to beat him to death. [[spoiler:It was really Barbara Gordon getting a hallucination from the villain Spellbinder; Mad Stan was alive and returns in another episode.]]
** That said, Batman Beyond has a startling tendency to avert Joker Immunity a number of times, mostly because Terry is unable or unwilling to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard save villains from themselves]], most notably the returning members of Bruce's RoguesGallery: Mr. Freeze, Bane, Ra's al Guhl, and ironically the Joker himself in TheMovie. It's subverted with the new generation of the Royal Flush Gang, who go through more VillainDecay with each appearance until they completely fall apart.
** The most notable exception to that rule is Inque; Terry actually said "She's been dead before" at one point ("Inqueling").
* Averted with Professor Milo in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', who is eaten by his abused lab rats after being turned into cheese by the Spectre. Played straight with most the recurring villains.
* [[GalacticConqueror Vilgax]] from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise. He's been strapped to a missile, thrown into the void of space, trapped in another dimension, and had a spaceship explode in his face ''three times'' -- but the squid-faced bastard ''just keeps coming back''. Even in another alternate timeline, when a grown-up Ben ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath tore Vilgax to pieces]]'' and froze what was left, Vilgax was quickly revived and no less dangerous. Naturally, this is frequently subject to LampshadeHanging.



* Psycho from ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''. The man has been blown up, infected with a deadly fungus while trapped in a burning building, '''thrown into space''', and he always comes back. To his credit, Max Steel is GenreSavvy enough to not question it and just deal with him whenever he shows up.
* Albert W. Wily's immunity is even more noticeable in the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' Ruby-Spears cartoon than in the games; his Skull Castle is incredibly conspicuous and immovable, yet the military never once tries to attack it. To add insult to injury, he and his robots slip out of Mega Man's grasp ''every single episode'', no matter how close he was to finally apprehending him. It's a wonder Mega hasn't snapped yet.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Doctor Rockso the rock n' roll clown. [[CatchPhrase He does cocaine.]] He is also the [[CartwrightCurse only known friend of Toki who did not die before the episode was over.]]
* Dr. Doofenshmirtz constantly blows up with his [[SelfDestructMechanism inventions]] but is never seriously hurt. Some of the time, Perry the Platypus will save him when he is falling, but most of the time, he has terrible things happen to him and just lives. Of course, killing or even injuring Doofenshmirtz in a show like ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' would [[StatusQuoIsGod hardly be a good idea.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'''s Megabyte has this in spades. He's in a city that doesn't have the capacity to delete him, protected by a Guardian who doesn't want to (Except for that one time.), and has a much more powerful sister who, despite having ample capability and opportunity to do so, doesn't. Even when they finally manage to get rid of him, he comes back, with whole new powers, and his sister conveniently taken out of the picture not long before.



* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ForegoneConclusion means that any character that's alive in existing material set after the series will survive, but it's most noticeable with Count Dooku and General Grievous, as no matter what attempts any of the protagonists make to catch or kill them, they always survive.



* Averted with Professor Milo in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', who is eaten by his abused lab rats after being turned into cheese by the Spectre. Played straight with most the recurring villains.
* Interestingly Disney seem to have granted this to Shere Khan of ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' (despite being killed by Mowgli in the original novel). [[Disney/TheJungleBook The Disney animated adaption]] and its sequel are among the very few films in Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon to omit a DisneyVillainDeath, while he is about the only villain not to be killed off in the live action adaption. He is also a recurring AntiVillain in ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' and ''[[SpinoffBabies Jungle Cubs]]''.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'''s Doctor Rockso the rock n' roll clown. [[CatchPhrase He does cocaine.]] He is also the [[CartwrightCurse only known friend of Toki who did not die before the episode was over.]]
* [[GalacticConqueror Vilgax]] from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise. He's been strapped to a missile, thrown into the void of space, trapped in another dimension, and had a spaceship explode in his face ''three times'' -- but the squid-faced bastard ''just keeps coming back''. Even in another alternate timeline, when a grown-up Ben ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath tore Vilgax to pieces]]'' and froze what was left, Vilgax was quickly revived and no less dangerous. Naturally, this is frequently subject to LampshadeHanging.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', the villain Mad Stan points out how he'll just break out of prison and keep coming back over and over after Batman foils his latest terrorist bombing, prompting Batman to beat him to death. [[spoiler:It was really Barbara Gordon getting a hallucination from the villain Spellbinder; Mad Stan was alive and returns in another episode.]]
** That said, Batman Beyond has a startling tendency to avert Joker Immunity a number of times, mostly because Terry is unable or unwilling to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard save villains from themselves]], most notably the returning members of Bruce's RoguesGallery: Mr. Freeze, Bane, Ra's al Guhl, and ironically the Joker himself in TheMovie. It's subverted with the new generation of the Royal Flush Gang, who go through more VillainDecay with each appearance until they completely fall apart.
** The most notable exception to that rule is Inque; Terry actually said "She's been dead before" at one point ("Inqueling").
* Albert W. Wily's immunity is even more noticeable in the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' Ruby-Spears cartoon than in the games; his Skull Castle is incredibly conspicuous and immovable, yet the military never once tries to attack it. To add insult to injury, he and his robots slip out of Mega Man's grasp ''every single episode'', no matter how close he was to finally apprehending him. It's a wonder Mega hasn't snapped yet.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'''s Megabyte has this in spades. He's in a city that doesn't have the capacity to delete him, protected by a Guardian who doesn't want to (Except for that one time.), and has a much more powerful sister who, despite having ample capability and opportunity to do so, doesn't. Even when they finally manage to get rid of him, he comes back, with whole new powers, and his sister conveniently taken out of the picture not long before.
* [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] constantly blows up with his [[SelfDestructMechanism inventions]] but is never seriously hurt. Some of the time, Perry the Platypus will save him when he is falling, but most of the time, he has terrible things happen to him and just lives. Of course, killing or even injuring Doofenshmirtz in a show like WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb would [[StatusQuoIsGod hardly be a good idea.]]
* Psycho from ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel''. The man has been blown up, infected with a deadly fungus while trapped in a burning building, '''thrown into space''', and he always comes back. To his credit, Max Steel is GenreSavvy enough to not question it and just deal with him whenever he shows up.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', ForegoneConclusion means that any character that's alive in existing material set after the series will survive, but it's most noticeable with Count Dooku and General Grievous, as no matter what attempts any of the protagonists make to catch or kill them, they always survive.


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* Although they've never come close to actually dying, ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'''s Trix seem to be masters of returning from impossible situations. They get turned into children at one point, but are their regular ages in their next appearance; they get trapped in an alternate reality in the end of the second season (with the items used to open the portal connecting the Magical Dimension to the one they're trapped in destroyed), but are somehow pulled out between the second and third seasons, with the season three premiere featuring them escaping imprisonment within the FIRST FIVE MINUTES; and in the fifth season, they start out imprisoned underwater without their powers (how they ended up in this situation hasn't been explained yet), and are released and have their powers restored by a prisoner shortly after he meets them. Not to mention that they've outlived a god (Darkar), an immortal (Valtar), and the spirits of their ancient evil ancestors (the Ancient Witches) with seemingly no ill effects except the loss of whatever power boost was given to them by their previous master. It's obvious that the reason for being the only villains that haven't been KilledOffForReal ''and'' to appear in multiple seasons is their massive popularity.
27th Mar '16 8:31:34 AM CrypticMirror
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24th Mar '16 1:18:40 PM K_Vantas
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* In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the wizard Windle Poons comes back from the dead as a Zombie and is absolutely bloody furious with the mugger who stabs him in the heart, because that bloody knife has just torn a hole in a perfectly good robe, and ruined it!
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* In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the wizard Windle Poons comes back from the dead as a Zombie and is absolutely bloody furious with the mugger who stabs him in the heart, because that bloody knife has just torn a hole in a perfectly good robe, and ruined it!
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24th Mar '16 1:14:54 PM K_Vantas
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*** It's not actually possible for another of her race to exist, as the White Witch is the only refugee of a dead world.
12th Feb '16 11:15:03 PM Kuruni
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*** And even if anyone ''did'', unfortunately (for this editor and other Yawgie fans) the Time Spiral cycle confirmed it was AllJustADream Karona was having.
11th Feb '16 7:37:46 PM rjd1922
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** Seemingly subverted in three of ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'''s endings, where it's implied that Shadow broke his neck after defeating him. [[DoubleSubversion Double Subverted]] when these endings were subject to CuttingOffTheBranches.
8th Feb '16 5:48:41 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Film/FlashGordonSerial'', Ming the Merciless had the annoying tendency to not stay dead. In the first movie, he supposedly fakes his death by walking inside a crematorium, the implication that he still lives is that they NeverFoundTheBody. In the second movie, he is trapped inside a chamber and bombarded with death rays, only this time, the characters know he is dead this time ([[TakeOurWordForIt though his body is now shown to the viewer]]). In the third movie, he inexplicably returns to life once again and is finished off by Flash crashing a spaceship into his tower while locked inside it.
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