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9th Feb '17 5:55:30 AM LondonKdS
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** The Master. The eighties started to show him in apparently fatal situations at the end of each story, and he was seemingly seriously killed off in "Planet of Fire," in the MadeForTVMovie, and '''in all three appearances''' in the new series. No one ever expects it to stick. He dies ''twice'' since the show's revival. The first time, he comes back thanks to his supporters. However, his second on-screen death involves him ([[spoiler:or, rather, her]]) being vaporized by [[spoiler:the Brigadier-turned-Cyberman]]. But by then the character's immortality was so well-established that both the actor and the show producer were promising a reappearance in the next season within a matter of days.

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** The Master. The eighties started to show him in apparently fatal situations at the end of each story, and he was seemingly seriously killed off in "Planet of Fire," in the MadeForTVMovie, in "The Last of the Time Lords", and '''in all three appearances''' in the new series."Death In Heaven". No one ever expects it to stick. He dies died ''twice'' since the show's revival. The first time, he comes came back thanks to his supporters. However, his second on-screen death involves him ([[spoiler:or, rather, her]]) being vaporized by [[spoiler:the Brigadier-turned-Cyberman]]. But by then the character's immortality was so well-established that both the actor and the show producer were promising a reappearance in the next season within a matter of days.



** The Daleks rival the Master for the amount of times they've been "killed off completely," with a total of seven times. In order: "The Daleks," "The Evil of the Daleks," "Remembrance of the Daleks," "Dalek," "The Parting of the Ways," and "Journey's End." (They also get nearly wiped out in "Doomsday" and "Evolution of the Daleks," though in both cases [[spoiler:a survivor or four escapes using "E-MER-GEN-CY TEM-POR-AL SHIFT!"]]) Thankfully, Creator/StevenMoffat left out an escape route for the Daleks in the first story under his tenure. Davros has a similar reputation, apparently being killed off in every appearance apart from ''Remembrance of the Daleks''.

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** The Daleks rival the Master for the amount of times they've been "killed off completely," with a total of seven times. In order: "The Daleks," "The Evil of the Daleks," "Remembrance of the Daleks," "Dalek," "The Parting of the Ways," and "Journey's End." (They also get nearly wiped out in "Doomsday" and "Evolution of the Daleks," though in both cases [[spoiler:a survivor or four escapes using "E-MER-GEN-CY TEM-POR-AL SHIFT!"]]) Thankfully, Creator/StevenMoffat left out an escape route for the Daleks in the first story under his tenure. Davros has a similar reputation, apparently being killed off in every appearance apart from ''Remembrance of the Daleks''.



** Davros, the Daleks' creator, was genuinely intended to suffer a permanent KarmicDeath at the end of his first story by the writer and the then showrunners. This turned out to be non-permanent, and since then he's survived apparent death at least once. Nobody believes his most recent death will stick, either. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice And for good reason]].

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** Davros, the Daleks' creator, was genuinely intended to suffer a permanent KarmicDeath at the end of his first story by the writer and the then showrunners. This turned out to be non-permanent, and since then he's survived apparent death at least once. Nobody believes his most recent death will stick, either. Creator/RussellTDavies responded with a ShrugOfGod when asked if he had survived the ending of "The Stolen Earth"[=]/[=]"Journeys' End", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E1TheMagiciansApprentice And for good reason]].which was later conclusively answered]].
2nd Feb '17 6:48:01 AM flodoris
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* Sasuke from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' just before the killing blow strike.... DiabolusExMachina[=/=]CliffhangerCopOut strikes ''every single time''.
** [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis JUST.WON'T.STAY.DEAD]]''.

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* Sasuke Orochimaru from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' just before the killing blow strike.... DiabolusExMachina[=/=]CliffhangerCopOut strikes ''every single time''.
** [[spoiler:Orochimaru]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis JUST.WON'T.STAY.DEAD]]''.
won't stay dead or sealed, even if he can be PutOnABus for quite long periods.
24th Jan '17 9:42:01 PM Typos
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* Jerome Valeska on ''{{Series/Gotham}}'', who might well become the series' incarnation of the Joker, is stabbed through the throat and dies. He gets better a season later, which is even ''more'' of a hint that he might someday become the Joker.
20th Jan '17 6:22:17 AM GoblinCipher
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** Justified in universe - indeed the final plot was how to get rid of his Joker Immunity.
19th Jan '17 12:51:37 PM Willbyr
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* Hao from ''ShamanKing''. He's been defeated and killed in ages past over and over, and still keeps coming back. Even at the end of the series, [[spoiler:after becoming the Shaman King, he's not turned good, but merely been convinced to wait a bit and see how humanity is doing, instead of just killing everyone outright.]]

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* Hao from ''ShamanKing''.''Manga/ShamanKing''. He's been defeated and killed in ages past over and over, and still keeps coming back. Even at the end of the series, [[spoiler:after becoming the Shaman King, he's not turned good, but merely been convinced to wait a bit and see how humanity is doing, instead of just killing everyone outright.]]
3rd Jan '17 4:17:44 PM LentilSandEater
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*** Somewhat justified now with the creation of the Cult of Skaro and Eternal Daleks. Both serve the function of finding ways to preserve the Dalek race.



** It's somewhat justifiable for two foes. Ronald's only crime was copyright infringement with both cases settled violently out-of-court. With Dracula, he has a moon base with a gigantic laser, so Doc can't exactly mount an offensive against him, nor does Dracula seem to desire revenge after Doc refused to die for him to gain knowledge of the afterlife.
2nd Jan '17 1:15:59 PM Dawnwing
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Tigerstar takes this to the logical extreme, since he keeps appearing even though he died ''over two series ago''. However, his limited interaction with the living world makes him much less of a threat then when he was alive, and his involvement in the earlier books of [=tPoT=] was somewhat lacking. But on the other hand, the author has made some WordOfGod statements regarding whether or not dead cats can die again, and it sounds as if there is simply no way to get rid of him.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Tigerstar takes this to the logical extreme, since he keeps appearing even though he died ''over two series ago''.in the first series. However, his limited interaction with the living world makes him much less of a threat then when he was alive, and his involvement in the earlier books of [=tPoT=] was somewhat lacking. But on the other hand, the author has made some WordOfGod statements regarding whether or not dead cats can die again, and it sounds as if there is simply no way Eventually - after four series - they do manage to get rid of him.finally make him DeaderThanDead.
11th Dec '16 11:44:08 AM DustSnitch
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->''"I know [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader's]] really got you annoyed,\\

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->''"I know [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader's]] Vader's really got you annoyed,\\



* "Dead Larry" Sizemore of ''Series/BurnNotice'', partly because of his {{badass}} spy skills and his [[EvilMentor relationship]] to TheHero, partly because he's ''just too cool to kill off''. [[spoiler:In the season 5 summer finale, it looked like death had finally caught up with him... and then a newspaper article said that two people had been found dead. [[NeverFoundTheBody There were three people in that building.]] Of course, he was literally ''inches'' away from the bomb that supposedly killed him, so there might not have been enough left to recognize.]]

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* "Dead Larry" Sizemore of ''Series/BurnNotice'', partly because of his {{badass}} badass spy skills and his [[EvilMentor relationship]] to TheHero, partly because he's ''just too cool to kill off''. [[spoiler:In the season 5 summer finale, it looked like death had finally caught up with him... and then a newspaper article said that two people had been found dead. [[NeverFoundTheBody There were three people in that building.]] Of course, he was literally ''inches'' away from the bomb that supposedly killed him, so there might not have been enough left to recognize.]]
1st Dec '16 12:04:29 PM KhymChanur
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* [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-682 SCP-682]] of the Wiki/SCPFoundation, as the entire ''point'' of 682 is that any attempt to kill it (or even send it to another universe) will fail.
15th Nov '16 12:35:30 PM dresdor
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*** There's a campaign setting dedicated to the fact that it never dies, and a civilization that defeated it turns it into a never-ending food source (who cares that its blood mutates people that are exposed to it?)
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