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15th Jun '17 3:58:53 AM JackG
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* ''Series/HermansHead''. Herman finds himself interested in the daughter of his insane boss Mr Crawford. She points out that she's married but her husband mysteriously disappeared and is legally dead unless he turns up within the next few years. Crawford hefts his hunting shotgun meaningfully and tells her not to worry, [[NeverFoundTheBody as he won't be showing up.]]
1st Jun '17 11:35:51 AM cpslck
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* Occasionally in the US, people can be [[https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/4120/What-should-I-do-if-I-am-incorrectly-listed-as-deceased-in-Social-Security-s-records accidentally declared dead]] usually due to a Social Security mix-up. Since SS numbers are used by the government and other groups (like insurance, banks, credit cards) to identify a person, being declared dead is a major hassle to undo.
30th May '17 7:05:37 PM PixelKnight
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** Speaking of which, said EvilOverlord is the result of all three sons of the Wulfenbach family dying in a lab accident, getting stitched back together, and reanimated, which means he's probably not even human in a legal sense, and definitely isn't allowed to rule. He also has the most guns.

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** Speaking of which, said EvilOverlord is the result of all three sons of the Wulfenbach family dying in a lab accident, getting stitched back together, and reanimated, which means he's probably not even human in a legal sense, and definitely isn't allowed to rule. He also has the most guns.guns, so he rules anyway.



--->'''Selinkov:''' Say--can I get a brass plate that says "Reanimated Abomination of Science" ''bolted'' to my forehead?\\

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--->'''Selinkov:''' --->'''Selnikov:''' Say--can I get a brass plate that says "Reanimated Abomination of Science" ''bolted'' to my forehead?\\
24th Apr '17 9:15:09 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': One fourth season episode involves Hawkeye being mistakenly declared dead due to a paperwork mix-up.

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* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': One fourth The season 4 episode "The Late Captain Pierce" involves Hawkeye being mistakenly declared dead due to a paperwork mix-up.
29th Mar '17 10:59:41 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': One fourth season episode involves Hawkeye being mistakenly declared dead due to a paperwork mix-up.

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': One fourth season episode involves Hawkeye being mistakenly declared dead due to a paperwork mix-up.
19th Feb '17 6:50:08 AM LadyJafaria
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** Later volumes expanded on the "briefly" part: if the victim lives, but had to be revived by [[MadScientist an Igor]], it still counts as Murder, rather than Attempted Murder.

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** Later volumes expanded on the "briefly" part: if the victim lives, but had to be revived by [[MadScientist an Igor]], it still counts as Murder, rather than Attempted Murder. (However, in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' this trope doesn't actually apply to Nutt, because he was brought back by [[OurOrcsAreDifferent his orc biology]] not the Igor.)
3rd Feb '17 11:57:25 AM Brickmaster4496
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* Ozzy Osbourne has been declared legally dead ''twice'' from a single quad bike accident.
19th Jan '17 2:17:14 AM MrInitialMan
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** One Ig Nobel Prize went to the founder of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Dead_People The Uttar Pradesh Association of Dead People]], which represents the masses of Indian people who have been victims of this trope in RealLife.

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** One Ig Nobel Prize went to the founder of the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_Dead_People org/wiki/Uttar_Pradesh_Association_of_Dead_People The Uttar Pradesh Association of Dead People]], which represents the masses of Indian people who have been victims of this trope in RealLife.
14th Oct '16 6:48:28 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'''s review for Peggle, regarding its addictiveness, Yahtzee claims that he started playing around noon and emerged sometime later to find that the authorities had declared him LegallyDead.

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'''s review for Peggle, ''VideoGame/{{Peggle}}'', regarding its addictiveness, [[JustOneMoreLevel addictiveness]], Yahtzee claims that he started playing around noon and emerged sometime later to find that the authorities had declared him LegallyDead.
19th Jul '16 11:18:54 PM MsChibi
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# has seemingly vanished into thin air with no evidence whatsoever that they're amongst the living.

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# has seemingly [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome vanished into thin air air]] with no evidence whatsoever that they're amongst the living.




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# has been a victim of DeathFakedForYou, and a proper investigation was not conducted for whatever reason(s)
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