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19th Jun '17 8:20:50 AM chochlik
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* In the director's cut of ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', Ash does this, complete with his car and boomstick, but wakes up 1000 years later than planned and [[SleptThroughTheApocalypse misses humanity's demise]].

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* In the director's cut of ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'', Ash does this, complete with his car and boomstick, but wakes up 1000 100 years later than planned and [[SleptThroughTheApocalypse misses humanity's demise]].
10th Jun '17 10:13:40 AM nombretomado
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* KingArthur in Avalon, and Merlin in the oak. Said to come back when England is in its hour of most need. Still hasn't shown up, despite the threats of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and the Nazi Germany. Since then Francis Drake, The Duke of Wellington and WinstonChurchill have all been referred to as reincarnations of Arthur, and Admiral Nelson is also a candidate, though he'd have to mud-wrestle UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington to figure out which of them it was.

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* KingArthur in Avalon, and Merlin in the oak. Said to come back when England is in its hour of most need. Still hasn't shown up, despite the threats of the Spanish Armada, Napoleon and the Nazi Germany. Since then Francis Drake, The Duke of Wellington and WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill have all been referred to as reincarnations of Arthur, and Admiral Nelson is also a candidate, though he'd have to mud-wrestle UsefulNotes/TheDukeOfWellington to figure out which of them it was.
1st Jun '17 6:33:35 AM DarkHunter
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* This is also the set up to [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. The Link in this game unsuccessfully first battled Ganon 100 years ago, and was left mortally wounded. He was then taken to the Shrine of Resurrection on the Great Plateau so slowly he could regenerate, which ended up taking a century. While he wakes up at the start of the game to try once again to save Hyrule, there's a lot of lore written while he was asleep wondering when he's going to wake up, treating him as his trope.]]

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* This is also the set up to [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': The Link in this game unsuccessfully first battled Ganon 100 years ago, and was left mortally wounded. He was then taken to the Shrine of Resurrection on the Great Plateau so slowly he could regenerate, which ended up taking a century. While he wakes up at the start of the game to try once again to save Hyrule, there's a lot of lore written while he was asleep wondering when he's going to wake up, treating him as his trope.]]
30th Apr '17 3:34:18 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Blood and Iron'' by Creator/ElizabethBear, King Arthur is actually awakened.

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* In ''Blood ''[[Literature/ThePrometheanAge Blood and Iron'' Iron]]'' by Creator/ElizabethBear, King Arthur is actually awakened.
29th Apr '17 8:38:56 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Blood and Iron'' by Elizabeth Bear, King Arthur is actually awakened.

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* In ''Blood and Iron'' by Elizabeth Bear, Creator/ElizabethBear, King Arthur is actually awakened.
29th Apr '17 8:08:39 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/DianaWynneJones has this as a plot point in The Koryfonic Empire from ''Literature/DeepSecret''; the emperor in question disappeared rather than being buried under a mountain, and reappears at the end of the book.

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* Creator/DianaWynneJones has this as Creator/DianaWynneJones:
** This is
a plot point in The Koryfonic Empire from ''Literature/DeepSecret''; the emperor in question disappeared rather than being buried under a mountain, and reappears at the end of the book.
16th Apr '17 3:13:38 PM nombretomado
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** This is a common legend regarding the fate of certain SpaceMarine legions' Primarchs. Roboute Guilliman of the Literature/{{Ultramarines}} was put in a stasis tomb after being terminally poisoned, but nevertheless the chapter maintains that he's slowly healing and will fully recover someday and because Jaghatai Khan of the WhiteScars and Leman Russ of the SpaceWolves both disappeared while pursuing enemies instead of being confirmed dead, they're expected to return for an apocalyptic final battle. There's even a similar myth about Ferrus Manus of the Iron Hands, who was not only confirmed killed but ''decapitated'' during the Literature/HorusHeresy.

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** This is a common legend regarding the fate of certain SpaceMarine legions' Primarchs. Roboute Guilliman of the Literature/{{Ultramarines}} was put in a stasis tomb after being terminally poisoned, but nevertheless the chapter maintains that he's slowly healing and will fully recover someday and because Jaghatai Khan of the WhiteScars and Leman Russ of the SpaceWolves [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] both disappeared while pursuing enemies instead of being confirmed dead, they're expected to return for an apocalyptic final battle. There's even a similar myth about Ferrus Manus of the Iron Hands, who was not only confirmed killed but ''decapitated'' during the Literature/HorusHeresy.
16th Apr '17 2:55:20 PM nombretomado
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*** The legend about Leman Russ causes problems in ''[[SpaceWolf Grey Hunters]]''. The Spear of Russ is the Space Wolves' most cherished relic, prophesied to have been left behind by the Primarch for his return. [[spoiler:So when Ragnar ''destroyed'' the Spear by using it against a [[BackFromTheDead resurrecting]] enemy, even Ragnar, convinced that he did the right thing, is disturbed by the idea of his Primarch not having the Spear for the destined battle]].

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*** The legend about Leman Russ causes problems in ''[[SpaceWolf ''[[Literature/SpaceWolf Grey Hunters]]''. The Spear of Russ is the Space Wolves' most cherished relic, prophesied to have been left behind by the Primarch for his return. [[spoiler:So when Ragnar ''destroyed'' the Spear by using it against a [[BackFromTheDead resurrecting]] enemy, even Ragnar, convinced that he did the right thing, is disturbed by the idea of his Primarch not having the Spear for the destined battle]].
6th Apr '17 7:27:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'': The Silent King of the Dead Nations sits frozen on the throne, a little more dead than TheUndead citizens. Except during the game, he's actually completely dead, which [[TheGoodChancellor Hargrimm]] is covering up. The Nameless One may choose to replace him, or give the position to a previously [[TheMole treacherous diplomat]].

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'': ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'': The Silent King of the Dead Nations sits frozen on the throne, a little more dead than TheUndead citizens. Except during the game, he's actually completely dead, which [[TheGoodChancellor Hargrimm]] is covering up. The Nameless One may choose to replace him, or give the position to a previously [[TheMole treacherous diplomat]].
20th Mar '17 2:14:49 AM Yukianesa
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** The Iron Hands have an odd variation of this. Their primarch, Ferrus Manus, was confirmed killed in the Drop Site Massacre on Istvaan, and Horus was even presented with his severed head, but the Iron Hands [[HesJustHiding insist that their primarch escaped somehow]].
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