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12th Feb '16 9:59:21 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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*** Also in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s episode "Waking Moments", after Janeway walks out of engineering right after a supposed warp core breach:
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*** Or - and here's a crazy idea - there's just more than one. * Also in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s episode "Waking Moments", after Janeway walks out of engineering right after a supposed warp core breach:
1st Feb '16 9:53:10 PM Acebrock
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** Auto racing wrecks tend to look a lot worse than they actually are. The drivers wear a lot of protective gear, and the cars are designed to fall apart so as to direct the force of impact away from the driver. For example, there hasn't been a single driver fatality in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne racing since AyrtonSenna died in 1994. (A few marshalls have been killed, and Maria de Vilotta's death was related to her accident, but she lived for a little over a year after it.)
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** Auto racing wrecks tend to look a lot worse than they actually are. The drivers wear a lot of protective gear, and the cars are designed to fall apart so as to direct the force of impact away from the driver. For example, there hasn't has been a single one driver fatality in UsefulNotes/FormulaOne racing since AyrtonSenna died in 1994.1994, when Jules Bianchi succumbed to head injuries suffered in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. (A few marshalls have been killed, and Maria de Vilotta's death was related to her accident, but she lived for a little over a year after it.)
7th Jan '16 9:21:33 PM Jake
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* ''Literature/TheMartian'' has this as its premise. Astronaut Mark Whatney is left behind on Mars when his crew evacuates and he is assumed dead.
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* ''Literature/TheMartian'' has this as its premise. Astronaut When the Mars expedition is forced to evacuate due to severe weather, astronaut Mark Whatney is left behind on Mars when Watney gets hit head-on by a satellite transceiver array that's just detached from the mission habitat and has one of its struts punch straight through his crew evacuates spacesuit... and himself. The mission commander ''wanted'' to go back and search for him, but one of the others all but said the trope word-for word and she reluctantly ordered them to evacuate. [[ForgoneConclusion It almost goes without saying]], but Watney ''did'' survive, a fact that even he is assumed dead. was rather surprised about.
29th Dec '15 5:45:40 AM Anddrix
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* ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' had a very interesting take on this. Late in the series, SelfDemonstrating/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)!
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* ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' had a very interesting take on this. Late in the series, SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom 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)!
22nd Dec '15 3:29:58 PM DarkHunter
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** Also played with in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', in which the bad guys blow up the Normandy and drop Shepard from orbit, actually killing him/her, and then go on a long race with [[HotScientist Liara]] to recover his body. And then Shepard ''recovers''.
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** Also played with in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', in which the bad guys blow up the Normandy and drop Shepard from orbit, actually killing him/her, him/her. Harbinger is smart enough to ''not'' assume this trope and then go on a long race with [[HotScientist Liara]] to recover his body.Shepard's body, just in case. And then Shepard ''recovers''.
13th Dec '15 11:39:09 AM Gideoncrawle
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* Fans of the Disney film ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' widely believed the villainous cat Lucifer died when he fell from Cinderella's tower after being chased off by Bruno the dog, as this was a typical DisneyVillainDeath. Therefore, they were surprised when he turned up alive and well in the sequels. It has been revealed that cats (a) can right themselves in midair, and (b) go limp upon reaching terminal velocity, at which point their legs splay out and their skin stretches into a makeshift parachute. This means that they can actually survive very long falls.
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* Fans of the Disney film ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' widely believed the villainous cat Lucifer died when he fell from Cinderella's tower after being chased off by Bruno the dog, as this was a typical DisneyVillainDeath. Therefore, they were surprised when he turned up alive and well in the sequels. It [[note]]It has been revealed that cats (a) can come to light that, in addition to their well-known ability to right themselves in midair, and (b) cats go limp upon reaching terminal velocity, at which point their legs splay out and their skin stretches into a makeshift parachute. This means that they can that, other things being equal, cats are actually more likely to survive very long falls.falls from great heights than from medium heights.[[/note]]
13th Dec '15 9:32:16 AM DKN117
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* Toward the climax of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 13, Wash, Carolina, & Church seemingly take out the BigBad's two Dragons in a rather spectacular fashion, and relievedly report to the others that the gruesome twosome are dead. Sure enough, next episode... ---> '''Simmons''': I thought you said they were ''dead''! ---> '''Church''': We dropped a fucking ''spaceship'' on them; it was kind-of assumed!
13th Dec '15 4:03:54 AM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/TheDementiaOfMagic'': After Alex tells the mage council that she shoved Marzos into a portal to AnotherDimension, they [[http://dementiaofmagic.net/d/20120810.html immediately conclude]] they're rid of him forever.
26th Oct '15 5:21:18 PM EruditeEsotericist
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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.]]
18th Oct '15 8:24:21 AM Anddrix
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}.'' The man got his powers while being machine-gunned along with his family at freakin' ''Auschwitz'', climbing out of the mass-burial trench! His own KIDS have called him on this, as Comicbook/TheAvengers snarked the trope but clearly were too [[GenreSavvy jaded by previous Magneto comebacks]] to believe he was gone for good for one moment.
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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Magneto}}.''ComicBook/{{Magneto}}.'' The man got his powers while being machine-gunned along with his family at freakin' ''Auschwitz'', climbing out of the mass-burial trench! His own KIDS have called him on this, as Comicbook/TheAvengers snarked the trope but clearly were too [[GenreSavvy jaded by previous Magneto comebacks]] to believe he was gone for good for one moment.
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