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27th Feb '17 1:11:05 PM H2SO4
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* [[ManipulativeBastard Toffee]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was last seen getting a face full of exploding wand at the end of Season 1 (said explosion being strong enough to level a castle). All that remained was his business suit that he had hung up earlier [[spoiler: and the skeletal remains of his right hand clutching the gem fragment that forms the center of Ludo's wand]]. Toffee was shown to have impressive regenerative powers (regrowing an arm in seconds after Star vaporized it) and later details [[spoiler: about his battles against Star's mother]] describe him as "the immortal monster", so his death remains up in the air.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Toffee]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was last seen getting a face full of exploding wand at the end of Season 1 (said explosion being strong enough to level a castle). All that remained was his business suit that he had hung up earlier [[spoiler: and the skeletal remains of his right hand clutching the gem fragment that forms the center of Ludo's wand]]. Toffee was shown to have impressive regenerative powers (regrowing an arm in seconds after Star vaporized it) and later details [[spoiler: about his battles against Star's mother]] describe him as "the immortal monster", so his death remains up in the air. [[spoiler:Turns out yes, he ''did'' die, but he sealed his spirit into the missing half of Star's wand. He had to wait for someone to take his discarded arm so that he could free himself from the crystal and possess his new host]].
20th Feb '17 9:22:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': The body of the bomber is never found, leading to speculation that he survived his suicide.
9th Feb '17 9:37:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' played quite a bit with this. You could say that if a character doesn't explode inside a HumongousMecha or isn't shown lying on the ground in a pool of blood, they're probably coming back. Case in point, [[spoiler:Nunnally and Sayoko were thought to have been killed on their shuttle in the FLEYA explosion that destroyed Tokyo]]. Justified later on because [[spoiler:there were actually two different escape shuttles and Schneizel had arranged the whole affair beforehand]]. A few episodes later, it was revealed that [[spoiler:Guilford]] joined the club.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** ''Code Geass''
played quite a bit with this. You could say that if a character doesn't explode inside a HumongousMecha or isn't shown lying on the ground in a pool of blood, they're probably coming back. Case in point, [[spoiler:Nunnally and Sayoko were thought to have been killed on their shuttle in the FLEYA explosion that destroyed Tokyo]]. Justified later on because [[spoiler:there were actually two different escape shuttles and Schneizel had arranged the whole affair beforehand]]. A few episodes later, it was revealed that [[spoiler:Guilford]] joined the club.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' did this with Pell, who was seen making a HeroicSacrifice by flying a massive bomb out of the range of innocents, seemingly blowing himself up in the process. Sometime later, a limping Pell returns home, only to find his own grave. In ''One Piece'', a character is not dead unless you see him die, otherwise he'll come back. After all, ''One Piece'' characters are MadeOfIron.
** [[spoiler:One of the major indicators to the fans about Sabo's revival was the fact that his body was never recovered. Then come chapter 731...]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** ''One Piece''
did this with Pell, who was seen making a HeroicSacrifice by flying a massive bomb out of the range of innocents, seemingly blowing himself up in the process. Sometime later, a limping Pell returns home, only to find his own grave. In ''One Piece'', a character is not dead unless you see him die, otherwise he'll come back. After all, ''One Piece'' characters are MadeOfIron.
** [[spoiler:One One of the major indicators to the fans about Sabo's [[spoiler:Sabo's]] revival was the fact that his body was never recovered. Then come chapter [[spoiler:chapter 731...]]



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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Riverdale}}''. At the start of the pilot it's shown that the Blossom twins went to a lake but something occurred that caused Jason to go overboard. His body is unable to be found at the time. The end of the pilot shows that a few days later his body washed upon the shore, [[spoiler:with a bullet in his head showing that his death wasn't accidental]].
4th Feb '17 3:06:35 AM ClatoLawa
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** Dee Bliss was presumed dead after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the sea on their wedding day. Nearly fourteen years later, it was revealed she had escaped the car but had been separated from Toadie and was missed by the search party. She washed up on a beach with a head injury, and was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her and chose to hide her while she recovered.

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** Dee Bliss was presumed dead after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the sea on their wedding day. Nearly fourteen years later, it [[spoiler:an IdenticalStranger by the name of Andrea showed up claiming to be Dee. Her story was revealed that she had escaped the car but had been separated from Toadie and was missed by the search party. She washed up on a beach with a head injury, and was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her and chose to hide her while she recovered.]]
23rd Jan '17 3:46:32 AM ClatoLawa
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* When Harold Bishop was swept off a cliff in ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' (though he returned a few years later, alive and well.)
** ''Neighbours'' seems to have a fetish for this trope, especially where the Bishop family is concerned. Liljana Bishop and Serena Bishop also supposedly drowned but no bodies were found. Not to mention Dee Bliss. Connor O'Neill was thought to have been murdered by Robert Robinson after his sudden disappearance but he was later revealed to be alive.
*** It's possible Connor ''was'' murdered and his body never found. Nobody has ever ''seen'' him in China and the mysterious appearance of his wallet and a gift from China seem a little ''too'' convenient in proving Robert didn't kill him.
*** Despite this, one later episode has Steph talking as though he's not only alive but they know how to contact him, so it seems that ''officially'' he's now alive. In the end, TheBusCameBack six years later and laughed at the idea of anyone thinking he was dead, so there's hope for everyone else on this list.

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* When Harold Bishop was swept off a cliff in ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' (though he returned a few years later, alive and well.)
** ''Neighbours''
*''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' seems to have a fetish for this trope, especially where the Bishop family is concerned. concerned.
** When Harold Bishop was swept off a rock by a wave, all that was found was his glasses. He turned up alive but amnesiac five years later.
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Liljana Bishop and Serena Bishop also supposedly drowned went down in a plane crash in the Bass Strait, but no their bodies were found. Not to mention never found, though other victims were.
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Dee Bliss. Bliss was presumed dead after Toadie accidentally drove their car into the sea on their wedding day. Nearly fourteen years later, it was revealed she had escaped the car but had been separated from Toadie and was missed by the search party. She washed up on a beach with a head injury, and was mistaken for an abuse victim by the woman who found her and chose to hide her while she recovered.
** When
Connor O'Neill left in 2006, he was thought to have been murdered last seen being threatened by Paul Robinson's murderous son Robert. After Robert's arrest, Connor was presumed dead and Robert Robinson after his sudden disappearance but he never suggested otherwise. But Connor was later revealed to be alive.
*** It's possible Connor ''was'' murdered and
confirmed alive when his body never found. Nobody has ever ''seen'' him wallet was reported found in China and the mysterious appearance of when he sent his wallet and a gift friends souvenirs, also from China seem a little ''too'' convenient in proving Robert didn't kill him.
*** Despite this, one
China. He would later episode has Steph talking as though he's not only alive but they know how to contact him, so it seems that ''officially'' he's now alive. In return in the end, TheBusCameBack six years later and laughed at the idea of anyone thinking he was dead, so there's hope flesh for everyone else on this list.a guest stint in 2012.
9th Jan '17 5:48:18 PM Delnoir
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** One argument about [[spoiler: Lelouch]] is that [[spoiler: despite the ReallyDeadMontage, part of what makes the epilogue ambiguous and/or open-ended is that it never explains anything about him beyond that like what happened with the body afterward]].

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** One argument about [[spoiler: Lelouch]] is that [[spoiler: despite the ReallyDeadMontage, part of what makes the epilogue ambiguous and/or open-ended is that it never explains anything about him beyond that like what happened with the body afterward]]. The upcoming Season 3 is ''definitely'' going to have to provide some answers about this since [[spoiler: Lelouch is confirmed to be alive.]]
5th Jan '17 5:30:48 PM iowaforever
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* [[ManipulativeBastard Toffee]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was last seen getting a face full of exploding wand at the end of Season 1 (said explosion being strong enough to level a castle). All that remained was his business suit that he had hung up earlier [[spoiler: and the skeletal remains of his right hand clutching the gem fragment that forms the center of Ludo's wand]]. Toffee was shown to have impressive regenerative powers (regrowing an arm in seconds after Star vaporized it) and later details [[spoiler: about his battles against Star's mother]] describe him as "the immortal monster", so his death remains up in the air.
30th Dec '16 4:24:53 PM nombretomado
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* Many times throughout ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and in the rest of the {{DCAU}} The Joker seemingly faces his demise, only to turn up later unharmed.

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* Many times throughout ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and in the rest of the {{DCAU}} Franchise/{{DCAU}} The Joker seemingly faces his demise, only to turn up later unharmed.
4th Dec '16 4:12:30 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], [[AnIcePerson Donnie Gill]] is shot by Skye and falls into the sea. It's stated later that his body was never found, raising the possibility that he survived.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], [[AnIcePerson Donnie Gill]] is shot by Skye and falls into the sea. It's stated later that his body was never found, raising the possibility that he survived.
3rd Dec '16 10:02:51 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], [[AnIcePerson Donnie Gill]] is shot by Skye and falls into the sea. It's stated later that his body was never found, raising the possibility that he survived.
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