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28th Sep '17 10:07:17 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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** Ernst Stavro Blofeld is killed several times and comes back in the next film, played by a different actor. (Sometimes one which, in another film was a good guy).
** The same for Jaws, over and over: falling without a parachute, in a uncontrolled cable car, falling over a waterfall, etc.

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** Ernst Stavro Blofeld is killed several times Jaws in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' and comes back in the next film, played by a different actor. (Sometimes one which, in another film was a good guy).
** The same for Jaws,
''Film/Moonraker'' survives everything thrown at him over and over: falling without a parachute, in a crashing with an uncontrolled cable car, falling over a waterfall, etc.etc.
** In ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', General Georgi Koskov survives a head-on collision with a plane which is followed by a massive explosion, yet he climbs out of the Jeep he drove with only some minor burn scars on his face. He's implied to have been executed offscreen when he was captured by Pushkin at Whitaker's mansion however.
21st Sep '17 10:28:44 AM nighttrainfm
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--> Janeway: "Either I've become impervious to antimatter explosions... or we're still dreaming."

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--> Janeway: "Either -->'''Janeway:''' Either I've become impervious to antimatter explosions... or we're still dreaming."



** At least Batman's smarter this time: "I doubt either of them (Darkseid or Luthor) died." According to WordOfGod [[spoiler:Batman's half right. Darkseid and Luthor are still alive...as part of the Source Wall. They're not coming back.]]

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** At least Batman's smarter this time: "I doubt either of them (Darkseid or Luthor) died." According to WordOfGod Creator/DwayneMcDuffie, [[spoiler:Batman's half right. Darkseid and Luthor are still alive...as part of the Source Wall. They're not coming back.]]
21st Sep '17 10:28:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Remembrance of the Daleks'' makes use of the "nothing ''human''" variant for exposition. After their attack leaves a Dalek buried in rubble, a soldier remarks that "nothing even remotely human could have survived that"; the Doctor just has time to point out that a Dalek is not even remotely human before the creature emerges unharmed and the battle resumes.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' story ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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''Remembrance of the Daleks'' makes use of the "nothing ''human''" variant for exposition. After their attack leaves a Dalek buried in rubble, a soldier remarks that "nothing even remotely human could have survived that"; the Doctor just has time to point out that a Dalek is not even remotely human before the creature emerges unharmed and the battle resumes.



* Captain Jack of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has this happen to him a lot. He's been shot, electrocuted, and had the life drained out of him, only to keep coming back.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
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Captain Jack of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has this happen to him a lot. He's been shot, electrocuted, and had the life drained out of him, only to keep coming back.



** To be fair he doesn't survive any of this, [[spoiler:he's just a fixed point in time thanks to the Bad Wolf and the Time Vortex brings him back to life after anything, even if it means he'll instantly die again and again thanks to where he is at the time (e.g. buried alive for a few centuries or encased in concrete)]].

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** To be fair fair, he doesn't survive "survive" any of this, [[spoiler:he's this - he just a fixed point in time thanks to the Bad Wolf and the Time Vortex brings him [[ResurrectiveImmortality comes right back to life after anything, even if it means he'll instantly die again and again thanks to where he is at the time (e.g. buried alive for a few centuries or encased in concrete)]].again.]]
26th Aug '17 8:38:35 PM merotoker
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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Trowa's temporarily-borrowed mobile suit, the Veyate, [[spoiler: explodes after a fight with Quatre and his newly-constructed monster, the Gundam Wing Zero. He survives that, only to float in space alone.]]
** Done twice to the same guy in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. [[WhyWontYouDie Kira Yamato]], in the ''Strike'', was grappled by Athrun's mobile suit with the cockpit slashed open when Zala proved definitively the self-destruct function had a independent power supply. In the final episode, Kira used the ''Freedom'' in a orgy of Mutually Assured Python Skit as it and Rau le Creuset's ''Providence'' took each other apart before Kira managed to use his last remaining limb to not only [[spoiler:spear le Creuset and his mobile suit but [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure shove it into the abortive powersurge of the GENESIS superweapon.]] He also ends up floating in space, but his nearly immortal robot bird [[TimmyInAWell leads his friends to him]].]]

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', Trowa's temporarily-borrowed mobile suit, the Veyate, [[spoiler: explodes after a fight with Quatre and his newly-constructed monster, the Gundam Wing Zero. He survives that, only to float in space alone.]]
alone]].
** Done twice to the same guy in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED''. [[WhyWontYouDie Kira Yamato]], in the ''Strike'', was grappled by Athrun's mobile suit with the cockpit slashed open when Zala proved definitively the self-destruct function had a independent power supply. In the final episode, Kira used the ''Freedom'' in a orgy of Mutually Assured Python Skit as it and Rau le Creuset's ''Providence'' took each other apart before Kira managed to use his last remaining limb to not only [[spoiler:spear le Creuset and his mobile suit but [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure shove it into the abortive powersurge of the GENESIS superweapon.]] He also ends up floating in space, but his nearly immortal robot bird [[TimmyInAWell leads his friends to him]].]]him]]]].



** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' features one of the most brilliant examples of this trope ever done in their treatment of the infamous "Immortal Colasour" in the final episodes. Showing how smart they can be the writers played a half dozen tricks that had the audience saying this. To sum it up, in episode 23 of the second season, [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he and his beloved Colonel switch sides in order to help Celestial Being Fight Against the Innovators.]] In the heat of battle, [[HeroicSacrifice he then throws himself in front of three kamikaze mobile suits to protect her]] [[FinalSpeech while confessing his love for her at the top of his lungs.]] As this happens, Kati [[SayMyName shouts his full name for the first time in the series.]] With all of these strikes against him, it seems that our beloved Patrick was down for the count and not coming back, especially since around this time in the series [[KillEmAll important characters had been dying by the bucketload.]] And yet, in the final episode, who should show up but Patrick, not only having survived without a scratch, but [[HappilyEverAfter revealing that he was about to be married to Kati.]]]]
*** It continues in ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' when Patrick [[spoiler:is about to commit suicide rather than be assimilated by the ELS. Setsuna arrives and shoots the ELS trying to take his mobile suit, which also blows up Patrick's mobile suit.]] Yet Patrick is shown tumbling away from the explosion, inexplicably unharmed.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' features one of the most brilliant examples of this trope ever done in their treatment of the infamous "Immortal Colasour" in the final episodes. Showing how smart they can be the writers played a half dozen tricks that had the audience saying this. To sum it up, in episode 23 of the second season, [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he and his beloved Colonel switch sides in order to help Celestial Being Fight Against the Innovators.]] In the heat of battle, [[HeroicSacrifice he then throws himself in front of three kamikaze mobile suits to protect her]] [[FinalSpeech while confessing his love for her at the top of his lungs.]] As this happens, Kati [[SayMyName shouts his full name for the first time in the series.]] With all of these strikes against him, it seems that our beloved Patrick was down for the count and not coming back, especially since around this time in the series [[KillEmAll important characters had been dying by the bucketload.]] And yet, in the final episode, who should show up but Patrick, not only having survived without a scratch, but [[HappilyEverAfter revealing that he was about to be married to Kati.]]]]
Kati]]]].
*** It continues in ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' when Patrick [[spoiler:is about to commit suicide rather than be assimilated by the ELS. Setsuna arrives and shoots the ELS trying to take his mobile suit, which also blows up Patrick's mobile suit.]] suit]]. Yet Patrick is shown tumbling away from the explosion, inexplicably unharmed.



*** A meta-example occurred in Episode 18 of ''R2'', where [[spoiler:a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo FLEIJA tactical warhead]] obliterated a good section of Tokyo, including (apparently) Asahina, Miss Rohmeyer, Guilford, Sayoko, and most importantly Nunnally; in truth, only the first two actually died.]] When the supposedly dead characters returned, the fandom was divided between those who felt it was an AssPull, and those who argued that the elements of their survival were in the episode and required good observation skills to notice.

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*** A meta-example occurred in Episode 18 of ''R2'', where [[spoiler:a [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo FLEIJA tactical warhead]] obliterated a good section of Tokyo, including (apparently) Asahina, Miss Rohmeyer, Guilford, Sayoko, and most importantly Nunnally; in truth, only the first two actually died.]] died]]. When the supposedly dead characters returned, the fandom was divided between those who felt it was an AssPull, and those who argued that the elements of their survival were in the episode and required good observation skills to notice.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:both Itachi and Sasuke use jutsus that supposedly no-one can live through in their fight against each other - Amaterasu and Kirin respectively. However, even though Sasuke gleefully believes he finally killed Itachi with Kirin...Itachi uses another jutsu to protect himself.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:both Itachi and Sasuke use jutsus that supposedly no-one can live through in their fight against each other - Amaterasu and Kirin respectively. However, even though Sasuke gleefully believes he finally killed Itachi with Kirin...Itachi uses another jutsu to protect himself.]]himself]].



* This is how [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] got ''started''- [[TheWoobie "Puny Banner"]] got himself [[spoiler:''nuked by his own gamma bomb!'']]

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* This is how [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] got ''started''- [[TheWoobie "Puny Banner"]] got himself [[spoiler:''nuked by his own gamma bomb!'']]bomb'']]!



* Subverted twice in an issue of ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', in which the eponymous hero learns from his arch-nemesis that one of his other enemies actually died from breaking her neck in a fall into the Niagara Falls at the conclusion of their last battle. This foreshadows the fact that [[spoiler:Paul Saveen, Tom's archenemy, is ''himself'' just as dead as previously believed -- the Saveen that Tom was speaking to was a MasterOfDisguise stand-in.]] There's also a RetrauxFlashback to the first time the two met, which ended with Saveen seemingly falling to his death into a vat of phlogisten. After they reminisce about it Tom actually asks Saveen how he survived.

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* Subverted twice in an issue of ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', in which the eponymous hero learns from his arch-nemesis that one of his other enemies actually died from breaking her neck in a fall into the Niagara Falls at the conclusion of their last battle. This foreshadows the fact that [[spoiler:Paul Saveen, Tom's archenemy, is ''himself'' just as dead as previously believed -- the Saveen that Tom was speaking to was a MasterOfDisguise stand-in.]] stand-in]]. There's also a RetrauxFlashback to the first time the two met, which ended with Saveen seemingly falling to his death into a vat of phlogisten. After they reminisce about it Tom actually asks Saveen how he survived.



** A much older comic has Cyclops recounting how Jean Grey became Phoenix.

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** A much older comic has Cyclops recounting how Jean Grey ComicBook/JeanGrey became Phoenix.



** Of all the X-Men Iceman even more so than Wolverine is the king of this trope. Every major X-Men event has him at some point being crushed, melted or destroyed but due to being one of the 10 or so most powerful mutants always comes back. He once exploded in his human form, came back as gas, from gas turned to steam, from steam water vapor, from vapor to melted ice, until he finally solidified as flesh.

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** Of all the X-Men Iceman ComicBook/{{Iceman}} even more so than Wolverine is the king of this trope. Every major X-Men event has him at some point being crushed, melted or destroyed but due to being one of the 10 or so most powerful mutants always comes back. He once exploded in his human form, came back as gas, from gas turned to steam, from steam water vapor, from vapor to melted ice, until he finally solidified as flesh.



* During the first story arc of Creator/GrantMorrison's JLA: the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villains of the month]] have shot down Batman's plane. They don't even bother to check the wreckage, since "[[UnderestimatingBadassery he doesn't have any]] [[BadassNormal powers."]] Seems to be a straight example, but [[spoiler:turns out to be {{Foreshadowing}} that they're actually White Martians, who would have been vulnerable to the fire from the burning wreckage.]]

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* During the first story arc of Creator/GrantMorrison's JLA: the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villains of the month]] have shot down Batman's plane. They don't even bother to check the wreckage, since "[[UnderestimatingBadassery he doesn't have any]] [[BadassNormal powers."]] Seems to be a straight example, but [[spoiler:turns out to be {{Foreshadowing}} that they're actually White Martians, who would have been vulnerable to the fire from the burning wreckage.]]wreckage]].



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[JokerImmunity is practically the poster child for this trope]]:

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker [[JokerImmunity is practically the poster child for this trope]]:



* ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' had a very interesting take on this. Late in the series, Doctor Doom successfully kills the heroes (multiple times, in the case of Comicbook/CaptainAmerica). However, a traitorous minion, "worrying" about this trope, presents a scenario to Doom where the heroes could have survived. Doom had recently gained [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] powers that he couldn't fully control, and he ''accidentally resurrected'' the heroes simply by considering that they ''might'' have survived (even though they hadn't until Doom thought of it)!

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* ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' had a very interesting take on this. Late in the series, Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom successfully kills the heroes (multiple times, in the case of Comicbook/CaptainAmerica). However, a traitorous minion, "worrying" about this trope, presents a scenario to Doom where the heroes could have survived. Doom had recently gained [[RealityWarper reality-warping]] powers that he couldn't fully control, and he ''accidentally resurrected'' the heroes simply by considering that they ''might'' have survived (even though they hadn't until Doom thought of it)!



** Averted when [[spoiler:Yoda falls to the floor of the Senate after losing his battle with Emperor Palpatine. When his body isn't found, Palpatine, Genre Savvy as ever, insists he's not dead and to look again.]]

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** Averted when [[spoiler:Yoda falls to the floor of the Senate after losing his battle with Emperor Palpatine. When his body isn't found, Palpatine, Genre Savvy as ever, insists he's not dead and to look again.]]again]].



* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'': Raphael mocks the idea of Shredder having survived his "half gainer right into the back of a garbage truck" at the climax of the first movie; Shredder not only survived the fall, but also being compacted. Subverted at the end: [[spoiler: Super Shredder wrecks a pier, bringing the whole structure down on himself and the Turtles. The Turtles see his hand emerge from the wreckage, and Raphael exclaims, "Nobody coulda survived that!" The hand then falls, indicating that Shredder has, in fact, died this time.]]

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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'': Raphael mocks the idea of Shredder having survived his "half gainer right into the back of a garbage truck" at the climax of the first movie; Shredder not only survived the fall, but also being compacted. Subverted at the end: [[spoiler: Super Shredder wrecks a pier, bringing the whole structure down on himself and the Turtles. The Turtles see his hand emerge from the wreckage, and Raphael exclaims, "Nobody coulda survived that!" The hand then falls, indicating that Shredder has, in fact, died this time.]]time]].



** In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Bond takes this view of [[spoiler:Oberhauser. He refers to him as the "recently deceased leader of Spectre" when talking to M, after the attack on the Morocco base.]]

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** In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Bond takes this view of [[spoiler:Oberhauser. He refers to him as the "recently deceased leader of Spectre" when talking to M, after the attack on the Morocco base.]]base]].



* In ''Film/PacificRim'', Hannibal Chau says this [[spoiler: when Otachi Jr. reaches the limit of its possible endurance, stating several ways that he knows it has to be dead. He should be right, [[EntertaininglyWrong but he isn't]]. Then he himself becomes an instance of this, surviving being eaten.]]

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* In ''Film/PacificRim'', Hannibal Chau says this [[spoiler: when Otachi Jr. reaches the limit of its possible endurance, stating several ways that he knows it has to be dead. He should be right, [[EntertaininglyWrong but he isn't]]. Then he himself becomes an instance of this, surviving being eaten.]]eaten]].



*** In fact, the supporting characters discuss this trope in brief right after it happens. One even starts theorizing ''how'' they could have survived. In the end, [[spoiler:it turns out they are dead. So they mug the Valkyries sent to collect them and steal their horses.]]

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*** In fact, the supporting characters discuss this trope in brief right after it happens. One even starts theorizing ''how'' they could have survived. In the end, [[spoiler:it turns out they are dead. So they mug the Valkyries sent to collect them and steal their horses.]]horses]].



* In ''[[Literature/AscendanceTrilogy The Shadow Throne]]'', [[spoiler: Imogen takes an arrow through the chest that was intended for Sage/Jaron. She turns up roughly 5 chapters before the end of the book, having recovered in full. Even she seemed confused at her survival.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/AscendanceTrilogy The Shadow Throne]]'', [[spoiler: Imogen takes an arrow through the chest that was intended for Sage/Jaron. She turns up roughly 5 chapters before the end of the book, having recovered in full. Even she seemed confused at her survival.]]survival]].



** To be fair he doesn't survive any of this, [[spoiler:he's just a fixed point in time thanks to the Bad Wolf and the Time Vortex brings him back to life after anything, even if it means he'll instantly die again and again thanks to where he is at the time (e.g. buried alive for a few centuries or encased in concrete).]]

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** To be fair he doesn't survive any of this, [[spoiler:he's just a fixed point in time thanks to the Bad Wolf and the Time Vortex brings him back to life after anything, even if it means he'll instantly die again and again thanks to where he is at the time (e.g. buried alive for a few centuries or encased in concrete).]]concrete)]].



--> '''Marlo:''' That some Franchise/{{Spiderman}} shit right there.

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--> '''Marlo:''' That some Franchise/{{Spiderman}} Franchise/SpiderMan shit right there.



** ... While Lunars have several Charms that allow them to ignore the fact that they should be dead; that, and instant regeneration that makes Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} envious, which makes them seriously hard to kill. And then you have Lunar Chimeras, which are capable of perfect regeneration to the point where they can regenerate from a single drop of blood... Yeah.

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** ... While Lunars have several Charms that allow them to ignore the fact that they should be dead; that, and instant regeneration that makes Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} Franchise/{{Wolverine}} envious, which makes them seriously hard to kill. And then you have Lunar Chimeras, which are capable of perfect regeneration to the point where they can regenerate from a single drop of blood... Yeah.



** And then, [[spoiler: they come back with the wrecked carcass of the robot boss of the base as both shield and escape tool.]]

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** And then, [[spoiler: they come back with the wrecked carcass of the robot boss of the base as both shield and escape tool.]]tool]].



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has one of its antagonists, [[spoiler:Dist]], live up to the phrase 'tenacious as a cockroach.' Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:Dist, in a desperate attempt to kill the party, jumps on top of the damaged robot he sent to kill them and tries to blow it up along with him, only to be sent flying in the air by Luke along with the robot, where it explodes in midair.]] However in the Nebilim sidequest, [[spoiler:Dist comes back, unharmed with no explanation, only to get blasted by Nebilim's energy beam. After the battle, though, he's still alive.]] He is [[spoiler:the only God General to survive.]] The we have [[StrawNihilist Sync]], who was ''thrown into a volcano''.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has one of its antagonists, [[spoiler:Dist]], live up to the phrase 'tenacious as a cockroach.' Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:Dist, in a desperate attempt to kill the party, jumps on top of the damaged robot he sent to kill them and tries to blow it up along with him, only to be sent flying in the air by Luke along with the robot, where it explodes in midair.]] midair]]. However in the Nebilim sidequest, [[spoiler:Dist comes back, unharmed with no explanation, only to get blasted by Nebilim's energy beam. After the battle, though, he's still alive.]] alive]]. He is [[spoiler:the only God General to survive.]] survive]]. The we have [[StrawNihilist Sync]], who was ''thrown into a volcano''.



*** In fact, [[spoiler: the Black Knight's alter ego, who is on Ike's side, is mentioned briefly during the events of the final chapter, which happens shortly afterward. Thus, not only did this guy survive a dragon and a castle collapsing, but he survived and was back up to FULL HEALTH, or at least enough health that he doesn't have any suspicious injuries, a few days later.]]

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*** In fact, [[spoiler: the Black Knight's alter ego, who is on Ike's side, is mentioned briefly during the events of the final chapter, which happens shortly afterward. Thus, not only did this guy survive a dragon and a castle collapsing, but he survived and was back up to FULL HEALTH, or at least enough health that he doesn't have any suspicious injuries, a few days later.]]later]].



* Throughout the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ended about half of his appearances like this.

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* Throughout the Franchise/{{DCAU}}, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ComicBook/TheJoker ended about half of his appearances like this.
26th Aug '17 12:40:52 PM eroock
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** In ''Film/{{Spectre}}''Bond takes this view of [[spoiler:Oberhauser. He refers to him as the "recently deceased leader of Spectre" when talking to M, after the attack on the Morocco base.]]

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** In ''Film/{{Spectre}}''Bond ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', Bond takes this view of [[spoiler:Oberhauser. He refers to him as the "recently deceased leader of Spectre" when talking to M, after the attack on the Morocco base.]]
23rd Aug '17 5:48:10 PM eroock
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2nd Aug '17 12:32:45 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Liquid Snake, chief antagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', is the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample in the series. He goes down with his flaming Mi-24 Hind-D after it eats several Stinger missiles and Solid Snake watches it go down. Snake gets slightly suspicious later on when he finds a parachute caught in a tree ("No way, he'd be sliced up faster than an onion in an infomercial..." since the Mi-24 doesn't have an ejection system), and sure enough he comes back for more. He pilots the Metal Gear REX against Snake at the climax of the game and eats several MORE Stingers, this time into the open cockpit. He then fistfights his brother on the back of REX and gets thrown off. He gets into a Jeep and pursues Snake during his escape, taking heavy machine gun fire all the while. When both Jeeps crash, Liquid hauls himself toward Snake, FAMAS in hand and covered in blood. He finally keels over from a FOXDIE-induced heart attack. And ''then'' he comes back by possessing Revolver Ocelot through his transplanted forearm in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''.

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* Liquid Snake, chief antagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', is the SugarWiki/MostTriumphantExample most prominent example in the series. He goes down with his flaming Mi-24 Hind-D after it eats several Stinger missiles and Solid Snake watches it go down. Snake gets slightly suspicious later on when he finds a parachute caught in a tree ("No way, he'd be sliced up faster than an onion in an infomercial..." since the Mi-24 doesn't have an ejection system), and sure enough he comes back for more. He pilots the Metal Gear REX against Snake at the climax of the game and eats several MORE Stingers, this time into the open cockpit. He then fistfights his brother on the back of REX and gets thrown off. He gets into a Jeep and pursues Snake during his escape, taking heavy machine gun fire all the while. When both Jeeps crash, Liquid hauls himself toward Snake, FAMAS in hand and covered in blood. He finally keels over from a FOXDIE-induced heart attack. And ''then'' he comes back by possessing Revolver Ocelot through his transplanted forearm in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''.



* Yes, this happens to the hero in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', during the Whirlybird mission. Carl plays door gunner for a Triad mission, but his chopper is shot down. One bad guy asks about survivors, and a nearer gunman says that no, No One Could Survive That. Properly played, CJ would then sneak up on the gunman and slit his throat.

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* Yes, this This happens to the hero in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', during the Whirlybird mission. Carl plays door gunner for a Triad mission, but his chopper is shot down. One bad guy asks about survivors, and a nearer gunman says that no, No One Could Survive That. Properly played, CJ would then sneak up on the gunman and slit his throat.



*** Partially justified, she's a ''robot''. A [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots ridiculously human one]], built mainly for infiltration and for SleeperAgent operations. Meaning, she's not MadeOfIron ([[JustForPun not literally]]), but still she's definitely covered when it comes to replace the damaged parts of her body, because of said explosions and possible shrapnel, with little to no trauma afterwards. Neither the game or the anime, however, capitalize on this little tidbit.

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*** Partially justified, Justified, as she's a ''robot''. A [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots ridiculously human one]], built mainly for infiltration and for SleeperAgent operations. Meaning, she's not MadeOfIron ([[JustForPun not literally]]), but still she's definitely covered when it comes to replace the damaged parts of her body, because of said explosions and possible shrapnel, with little to no trauma afterwards. Neither the game or the anime, however, capitalize on this little tidbit.
2nd Aug '17 12:18:31 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* This is how [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] got ''started''. In case nobody remembers, [[TheWoobie "Puny Banner"]] got himself [[spoiler:''nuked by his own gamma bomb!'']]

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* This is how [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the Hulk]] got ''started''. In case nobody remembers, ''started''- [[TheWoobie "Puny Banner"]] got himself [[spoiler:''nuked by his own gamma bomb!'']]



* In the first issue of ''Big Bang Comics'' published by Creator/{{Image|Comics}}, Mighty Man faces off against a superintelligent mind controlling Nazi caterpillar who is cut in half at the end of the story; Naturally,

Mighty Man states that he probably won't hear from this villain again. [[spoiler:A later story shows ''two'' worms as part of a LegionOfDoom plotting against the Round Table of America, implied to be the two halves regenerated.]]

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* In the first issue of ''Big Bang Comics'' published by Creator/{{Image|Comics}}, Mighty Man faces off against a superintelligent mind controlling Nazi caterpillar who is cut in half at the end of the story; Naturally,

Naturally, Mighty Man states that he probably won't hear from this villain again. [[spoiler:A later story shows ''two'' worms as part of a LegionOfDoom plotting against the Round Table of America, implied to be the two halves regenerated.]]
22nd Jul '17 11:16:44 AM EponymousKid
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* Subverted twice in an issue of ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', in which the eponymous hero learns from his arch-nemesis that one of his other enemies actually died from breaking her neck in a fall into the Niagara Falls at the conclusion of their last battle. This foreshadows the fact that [[spoiler:Paul Saveen, Tom's archenemy, is ''himself'' just as dead as previously believed -- the Saveen that Tom saw and spoke to was a MasterOfDisguise stand-in.]] There's also a RetrauxFlashback to the first time the two met, which ended with Saveen seemingly falling to his death into a vat of phlogisten. After they reminisce about it Tom actually asks Saveen how he survived.

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* Subverted twice in an issue of ''ComicBook/TomStrong'', in which the eponymous hero learns from his arch-nemesis that one of his other enemies actually died from breaking her neck in a fall into the Niagara Falls at the conclusion of their last battle. This foreshadows the fact that [[spoiler:Paul Saveen, Tom's archenemy, is ''himself'' just as dead as previously believed -- the Saveen that Tom saw and spoke was speaking to was a MasterOfDisguise stand-in.]] There's also a RetrauxFlashback to the first time the two met, which ended with Saveen seemingly falling to his death into a vat of phlogisten. After they reminisce about it Tom actually asks Saveen how he survived.



* In the first issue of ''Big Bang Comics'' published by Creator/{{Image|Comics}}, Mighty Man faces off against a superintelligent mind controlling Nazi caterpillar who is cut in half at the end of the story while Mighty Man opines on how he's probably not going to hear from him again. [[spoiler:A later story shows ''two'' worms as part of a LegionOfDoom plotting against the Round Table of America, implied to be the two halves regenerated.]]

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* In the first issue of ''Big Bang Comics'' published by Creator/{{Image|Comics}}, Mighty Man faces off against a superintelligent mind controlling Nazi caterpillar who is cut in half at the end of the story while story; Naturally,

Mighty Man opines on how he's Man states that he probably not going to won't hear from him this villain again. [[spoiler:A later story shows ''two'' worms as part of a LegionOfDoom plotting against the Round Table of America, implied to be the two halves regenerated.]]
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* In ''{{Film/Unbreakable}}'', David surviving a train crash that left all the other passengers dead is the trigger for the whole story.
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