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** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', in their penultimate fight, Fate manages to corner Nanoha, magically restrained her, and showered her with ''[[MacrossMissileMassacre Photon Lancer: Phalanx Shift]]''. Then [[GenreBlind she makes mistake]] by [[TemptingFate assuming Nanoha won't survive that.]] [[SmokeShield She]] [[NoSell survived,]] [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame and]] [[GeoEffect the]] [[WaveMotionGun rest]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship history.]]

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** In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', in their penultimate fight, Fate manages to corner Nanoha, magically restrained her, and showered her with ''[[MacrossMissileMassacre Photon Lancer: Phalanx Shift]]''. Then [[GenreBlind she makes mistake]] by [[TemptingFate assuming Nanoha won't survive that.]] [[SmokeShield She]] [[NoSell survived,]] [[BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame and]] [[GeoEffect [[GeoEffects the]] [[WaveMotionGun rest]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is]] [[DefeatMeansFriendship history.]]



* This Trope was given a peculiar Inversion in the case of Boris Bullski, the original Titanium Man. Considering how he seemed to die, his chances seem grim: He threatened the parents of a Soviet defector named Sergei, forcing him to design armor similar to his for a band of anarchists made up of dissatisfied Vietnam veterans called the Green Liberation Front, who would act as a distraction for a cyber attack on the New York Stock Market. But when Sergei discovered that his parents were dead he exposed Bullski's true identity as a Russian agent, and the angry members of the G.L.F. turned on the Titanium Man. Teleporting away, he rematerialized in card form, which Sergei then simply tore up and threw away. Still, it was hinted in that very issue that Bullski had actually survived, and indeed, he had.

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* This Trope was given a peculiar Inversion inversion in the case of Boris Bullski, the original Titanium Man. Considering how he seemed to die, his chances seem grim: He threatened the parents of a Soviet defector named Sergei, forcing him to design armor similar to his for a band of anarchists made up of dissatisfied Vietnam veterans called the Green Liberation Front, who would act as a distraction for a cyber attack on the New York Stock Market. But when Sergei discovered that his parents were dead he exposed Bullski's true identity as a Russian agent, and the angry members of the G.L.F. turned on the Titanium Man. Teleporting away, he rematerialized in card form, which Sergei then simply tore up and threw away. Still, it was hinted in that very issue that Bullski had actually survived, and indeed, he had.



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* In ''Film/SeventyOne'', Sergeant Lewis assures Harris that [[spoiler: Gary was killed in the explosion at the pub. However, Gary survives and they realise that HeKnowsTooMuch]]

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* In ''Film/SeventyOne'', Sergeant Lewis assures Harris that [[spoiler: Gary was killed in the explosion at the pub. However, Gary survives and they realise that HeKnowsTooMuch]] HeKnowsTooMuch]].



* In ''Film/TheFugitive'', Dr. Richard Kimble (Creator/HarrisonFord) [[TryAndFollow jumps off a spillway on a dam]] into the rushing water below. U.S. Marshal Gerard (Creator/TommyLeeJones) wants to make sure they see his dead body, despite claims by everyone else that he couldn't possibly survive the fall.
** In an early draft of the script, Gerard flat-out tells Kimble, "You'll never make it" at he stands at the edge of the dam, gearing himself up to jump.

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* In ''Film/TheFugitive'', Dr. Richard Kimble (Creator/HarrisonFord) [[TryAndFollow jumps off a spillway on a dam]] into the rushing water below. U.S. Marshal Gerard (Creator/TommyLeeJones) wants to make sure they see his dead body, despite claims by everyone else that he couldn't possibly survive the fall.
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fall. In an early draft of the script, Gerard flat-out tells Kimble, "You'll never make it" at he stands at the edge of the dam, gearing himself up to jump.



** I suppose that Faramir's minor Pincushion Syndrome would count.

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** I suppose that Faramir's minor Pincushion Syndrome would count.



* ''Film/JamesBond''

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* At one point played straight and then inverted in ''Literature/CiaphasCain: Hero of the Imperium'', [[DesignatedHero Cain]] is forced to leave four of his squadmates for dead as he escapes a genestealer horde. A short time later he gets cornered by the genestealers, when who should show up to rescue him but two of the four people he had abandoned. Apparently, [[spoiler: they only got away because of Jurgen's rare power as a "psychic blank" screwing with the tyranid HiveMind]]. A few scenes after that, [[spoiler: they encounter the other two, who also said they had escaped the genestealers, although they only vaguely recalled how, and then Cain shoots them because he could tell that the stealers had implanted both of them.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''
** Subverted in the novel ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce Sacrifice]]''. [[spoiler:Lumiya starts falling off a ledge during her duel with Luke Skywalker; he grabs her hand, says "I'd never let you fall", and decapitates her]]. [[spoiler:Done straight]] earlier, with [[spoiler:[[ActionMom Mara Jade]]]] (in a MamaBear/quasi UnstoppableRage moment) stabbing [[spoiler: Lumiya, only to be tripped and throttled by a sentient Sith ship]] and see [[spoiler: Lumiya escape in it (both ladies end up severely injured, by the way).]]

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* At one point played straight and then inverted in ''Literature/CiaphasCain: Hero of the Imperium'', [[DesignatedHero Cain]] is forced to leave four of his squadmates for dead as he escapes a genestealer horde. A short time later he gets cornered by the genestealers, when who should show up to rescue him but two of the four people he had abandoned. Apparently, [[spoiler: they only got away because of Jurgen's rare power as a "psychic blank" screwing with the tyranid HiveMind]]. A few scenes after that, [[spoiler: they encounter the other two, who also said they had escaped the genestealers, although they only vaguely recalled how, and then Cain shoots them because he could tell that the stealers had implanted both of them.]]
them]].
* ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse''
''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'':
** Subverted in the novel ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheForce Sacrifice]]''. [[spoiler:Lumiya starts falling off a ledge during her duel with Luke Skywalker; he grabs her hand, says "I'd never let you fall", and decapitates her]]. [[spoiler:Done straight]] earlier, with [[spoiler:[[ActionMom Mara Jade]]]] (in a MamaBear/quasi UnstoppableRage moment) stabbing [[spoiler: Lumiya, only to be tripped and throttled by a sentient Sith ship]] and see [[spoiler: Lumiya escape in it (both ladies end up severely injured, by the way).]]way)]].



** In the main series, [[BiggerBad Visser One]] is like this. Her respective appearances in ''The Escape'' and ''The Reunion'' end with her drowning miles underwater and falling off a cliff, respectively. Yet both times she somehow survives and returns.

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** In the main series, [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Visser One]] is like this. Her respective appearances in ''The Escape'' and ''The Reunion'' end with her drowning miles underwater and falling off a cliff, respectively. Yet both times she somehow survives and returns.



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* Literature/{{Discworld}}

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* Magic isn't ''supposed'' to be able to save you from vacuum if you're ThrownOutTheAirlock, but Damien from Literature/StarshipsMage is no ordinary mage. When [[spoiler: he and Grace are cast into deep space by an explosion, he manages to create an impermeable shield to hold their breathable air, while Grace (also a mage) cycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.]]

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* Magic isn't ''supposed'' to be able to save you from vacuum if you're ThrownOutTheAirlock, but Damien from Literature/StarshipsMage is no ordinary mage. When [[spoiler: he and Grace are cast into deep space by an explosion, he manages to create an impermeable shield to hold their breathable air, while Grace (also a mage) cycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.]]oxygen]].






* ''Series/{{Heroes}}''

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''

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* ''Series/TwentyFour''

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* In ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', the Season BigBad Shane Casey survives falling off a lighthouse and having stated that he ''must'' be dead, later turns up to torment Lindsay and Danny in the cliffhanger. However, [[spoiler: he doesn't survive Lindsay shooting him. Probably.]]

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* In ''Series/{{CSINY}}'', the Season BigBad Shane Casey survives falling off a lighthouse and having stated that he ''must'' be dead, later turns up to torment Lindsay and Danny in the cliffhanger. However, [[spoiler: he doesn't survive Lindsay shooting him. Probably.]]Probably]].



* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan's [[spoiler: plunge of hundreds of feet into a pit on Z'ha'dum, with ''megatons of [[NukeEm nuclear blast]] exploding right on top of him''. But technically, [[ProphecyTwist he did die, but]] [[BackFromTheDead got better.]] He just needed to find a [[ThePowerOfLove reason to live.]]]]

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Sheridan's [[spoiler: plunge of hundreds of feet into a pit on Z'ha'dum, with ''megatons of [[NukeEm nuclear blast]] exploding right on top of him''. But technically, [[ProphecyTwist he did die, but]] [[BackFromTheDead got better.]] He just needed to find a [[ThePowerOfLove reason to live.]]]]live]]]].



* Early in season 5 of ''Series/TheXFiles'', the Cigarette-Smoking Man is shot by a sniper. Although his body [[NeverFoundTheBody is not found]], it's stated that enough blood was found at the scene that he was surely fatally wounded. [[spoiler: Guess who shows up alive and well twelve episodes later. This is taken [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] in the original series finale, in which the Smoking Man is caught in a fireball from. A missile strike that reduces him to a skeleton. Fourteen years later, he's back in season 10, with the [[HandWave hand wave]] that he was "badly burned," but not killed.]]

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* Early in season 5 of ''Series/TheXFiles'', the Cigarette-Smoking Man is shot by a sniper. Although his body [[NeverFoundTheBody is not found]], it's stated that enough blood was found at the scene that he was surely fatally wounded. [[spoiler: Guess who shows up alive and well twelve episodes later. This is taken [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] in the original series finale, in which the Smoking Man is caught in a fireball from. A missile strike that reduces him to a skeleton. Fourteen years later, he's back in season 10, with the [[HandWave hand wave]] {{handwave}} that he was "badly burned," but not killed.]]



* Subverted in ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': [[spoiler:one of the main characters is introduced as having last been seen during an escape that, were he not such a super agent, surely would have killed him. Well, turns out that it did, and the man who claims to be him is in fact an impostor working with the bad guys.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' [[spoiler: It's revealed towards the end of the game that the main character is a former hero who was left for dead by his companions because "No one could have survived that fall." He did, and it's how he got drafted into the previous Overlord's EvilPlan.]]
* ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' [[spoiler:Luca Blight is killed as follows: Riddled with arrows (killing his horse), fought three times (all three of them six-on-one beatdowns), riddled with arrows, riddled with arrows ''again'', and then fought in a duel. Only then does he die.]]
* ''Franchise/MegaMan''

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* Subverted in ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': [[spoiler:one of the main characters is introduced as having last been seen during an escape that, were he not such a super agent, surely would have killed him. Well, turns out that it did, and the man who claims to be him is in fact an impostor working with the bad guys.]]
guys]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' [[spoiler: It's revealed towards the end of the game that the main character is a former hero who was left for dead by his companions because "No one could have survived that fall." He did, and it's how he got drafted into the previous Overlord's EvilPlan.]]
EvilPlan]].
* In ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' [[spoiler:Luca Blight is killed as follows: Riddled with arrows (killing his horse), fought three times (all three of them six-on-one beatdowns), riddled with arrows, riddled with arrows ''again'', and then fought in a duel. Only then does he die.]]
die]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}''

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** In ''5'', Heihachi Mishima takes this to a new level. Surrounded with robots, pinned down with no chance to escape, and all the robot self destructed, destroying him and the temple where he's located. An observer confirms ''"Heihachi Mishima is dead"''... Is it? Bzzt! Wrong! He NeverFoundTheBody. So it turns out that Heihachi managed to survive the near-impossible odds, [[BadassNormal being no ordinary man]].

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** In ''5'', Heihachi Mishima takes this to a new level. Surrounded with robots, pinned down with no chance to escape, and all the robot robots self destructed, destroying him and the temple where he's located. An observer confirms ''"Heihachi Mishima is dead"''... Is it? Bzzt! Wrong! He NeverFoundTheBody. So it turns out that Heihachi managed to survive the near-impossible odds, [[BadassNormal being no ordinary man]].



* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' comes to mind. During a cutscene, it is shown that [[spoiler:Ganondorf has a huge sword STABBED THROUGH HIS GUT. He goes on to kill a sage, making them panic, as they didn't know he had the Triforce of Power. They were expecting the sword to be fatal, but he survives through an almost literal Deus Ex Machina.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' comes to mind. During a cutscene, it is shown that [[spoiler:Ganondorf has a huge sword STABBED THROUGH HIS GUT. He goes on to kill a sage, making them panic, as they didn't know he had the Triforce of Power. They were expecting the sword to be fatal, but he survives through an almost literal Deus Ex Machina.]]Machina]].



** As it turns out, [[spoiler: the sacrifice]] from Shadow Dragon [[spoiler: (canonically Frey) survived his wounds and returned to service in New Mystery of the Emblem]]

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** As it turns out, [[spoiler: the sacrifice]] from Shadow Dragon [[spoiler: (canonically Frey) survived his wounds and returned to service in New Mystery of the Emblem]]Emblem]].



* Peppy in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' has [[spoiler: an Apparoid infection on his right arm, receives a few explosions in the face and has the Great Fox blow up with him in it]] and he [[spoiler: appears in the end with only an injury in the face.]]

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* Peppy in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' has [[spoiler: an Apparoid infection on his right arm, receives a few explosions in the face and has the Great Fox blow up with him in it]] and he [[spoiler: appears in the end with only an injury in the face.]]face]].



* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' has an example which spans both the single player and multiplayer campaigns. When playing as the Sprawl Security Forces in the multi-player, the engineers can attempt a mission in which they send firing coordinates to the solar array. The fire mission being depicted is actually the one ordered by Tiedemann at the end of Chapter 9 of the single player campaign. If the engineers succeed in their mission, thus enabling [[spoiler: the energy beam attack which cuts the Sprawl in two]], one engineer can be heard to say "The Array is firing. He can't survive that," referring to protagonist Isaac Clarke at whom the attack is directed. Naturally, [[spoiler: Isaac survives.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'' has an example which spans both the single player and multiplayer campaigns. When playing as the Sprawl Security Forces in the multi-player, the engineers can attempt a mission in which they send firing coordinates to the solar array. The fire mission being depicted is actually the one ordered by Tiedemann at the end of Chapter 9 of the single player campaign. If the engineers succeed in their mission, thus enabling [[spoiler: the energy beam attack which cuts the Sprawl in two]], one engineer can be heard to say "The Array is firing. He can't survive that," referring to protagonist Isaac Clarke at whom the attack is directed. Naturally, [[spoiler: Isaac survives.]]survives]].



* At the end of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'', [[spoiler: Edge Maverick and Faize Sheifa Beleth seemingly fall to their deaths as Nox Obscurus begins to disintegrate. Nox Obscurus subsequently vanishes into a nebulous cloud of gas and an unconscious Edge is shown aimlessly drifting through space. In a later scene, Edge appears onboard the Calnus completely unscathed without explanation. Meanwhile, Faize appears unscathed in a special ending involving Lymle, although Faize's figure is cast against a heavily bloomed white background, so it is unclear whether Lymle is hallucinating.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'', [[spoiler: Edge Maverick and Faize Sheifa Beleth seemingly fall to their deaths as Nox Obscurus begins to disintegrate. Nox Obscurus subsequently vanishes into a nebulous cloud of gas and an unconscious Edge is shown aimlessly drifting through space. In a later scene, Edge appears onboard the Calnus completely unscathed without explanation. Meanwhile, Faize appears unscathed in a special ending involving Lymle, although Faize's figure is cast against a heavily bloomed white background, so it is unclear whether Lymle is hallucinating.]]hallucinating]].









* Confidently invoked by a Clone Trooper in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0568.html this]] episode of ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' after the clones have blasted Obi-Wan off of a cliff. Of course, Obi-Wan just hits some {{Soft Water}} and is [[ForegoneConclusion completely fine...]]

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* Confidently invoked by a Clone Trooper in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0568.html this]] episode of ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' after the clones have blasted Obi-Wan off of a cliff. Of course, Obi-Wan just hits some {{Soft Water}} SoftWater and is [[ForegoneConclusion completely fine...]]



* Webcomic/{{Panthera}}. When [[spoiler:Ari/Oosterhuis gets unmasked]], he [[CollapsingLair brings down the entire building]]. [[spoiler: Leo chooses to stay behind and use his powers to help the others get a chance to get out]].
* Webcomic/BobAndGeorge

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* Webcomic/{{Panthera}}.''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}''. When [[spoiler:Ari/Oosterhuis gets unmasked]], he [[CollapsingLair brings down the entire building]]. [[spoiler: Leo chooses to stay behind and use his powers to help the others get a chance to get out]].
out.]]
* Webcomic/BobAndGeorge ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'':



** In the end of the series, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Bob]] ''[[Film/ApocalypseNow nukes the whole planet]]'' with [[KillItWithFire his powers]]. Nobody dies. Thanks to [[TheHero George]] / [[BigGood Shadowy Author]]]]

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** In the end of the series, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Bob]] ''[[Film/ApocalypseNow nukes the whole planet]]'' with [[KillItWithFire his powers]]. Nobody dies. Thanks to [[TheHero George]] / [[BigGood Shadowy Author]]]]Author]]]].



** BigBad Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} was practically guaranteed to return when Batman foolishly declared "Nothing could have survived that, not even Darkseid" after the villain's apparent death by planet-sized explosion. Superman provided a little LampshadeHanging by immediately quipping "You know something Bruce? You're not always right." The ''Unlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS3E12Alive Alive!]]" provided the shocking twist that [[spoiler: Darkseid '''''didn't''''' survive. But since he came BackFromTheDead, the end result is the same regardless.]]

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** BigBad Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} was practically guaranteed to return when Batman foolishly declared "Nothing could have survived that, not even Darkseid" after the villain's apparent death by planet-sized explosion. Superman provided a little LampshadeHanging by immediately quipping "You know something Bruce? You're not always right." The ''Unlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS3E12Alive Alive!]]" provided the shocking twist that [[spoiler: Darkseid '''''didn't''''' survive. But since he came BackFromTheDead, the end result is the same regardless.]]regardless]].



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



** Mumm-Ra, of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' fame, "died" with similar frequency. He's called The Ever-Living [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil for a reason]].

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** Mumm-Ra, of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'' fame, "died" with similar frequency. He's called The Ever-Living [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil for a reason]].



* Parodied in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', some OAPs cut the brakes of Toot's wheeled zimmer frame, causing her to (slowly walk) out of control and plummet off a balcony. They remark something like "Nobody could survive a 10 foot fall into the trampoline garden" or something similar.

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* Parodied in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', some OAPs [=OAPs=] cut the brakes of Toot's wheeled zimmer frame, causing her to (slowly walk) out of control and plummet off a balcony. They remark something like "Nobody could survive a 10 foot fall into the trampoline garden" or something similar.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: [[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama So the Drama]]'' Shego is kicked from the roof of a high building, into an electrical signal tower, which not only electrocutes her but also collapses right on top of her. And she survives. In fact, the creators put her in an extra scene just to prove it because test audiences were horrified.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible: [[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama ''[[WesternAnimation/KimPossibleMovieSoTheDrama So the Drama]]'' Shego is kicked from the roof of a high building, into an electrical signal tower, which not only electrocutes her but also collapses right on top of her. And she survives. In fact, the creators put her in an extra scene just to prove it because test audiences were horrified.



-->'''Shredder:''' Where. Are. The ''bodies''?\\

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-->'''Shredder:''' --->'''Shredder:''' Where. Are. The ''bodies''?\\



--->'''Michaelangelo:''' You don't suppose he bit the big one, do you?
--->'''Leonardo:''' No such luck. I have a feeling he'll be back.
--->'''Raphael:''' And probably sooner than we think.

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--->'''Michaelangelo:''' -->'''Michaelangelo:''' You don't suppose he bit the big one, do you?
--->'''Leonardo:'''
you?\\
'''Leonardo:'''
No such luck. I have a feeling he'll be back.
--->'''Raphael:'''
back.\\
'''Raphael:'''
And probably sooner than we think.



*** Season 4, however, revealed [[spoiler: Ofdensen actually ''did'' die. However, it was at the hands of a Dethklok medic at Ofdensen's insistence and he was revived by the Church of the Black Klok. He had to die to fill his role in the prophecy, you see.]]

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*** Season 4, however, revealed [[spoiler: Ofdensen actually ''did'' die. However, it was at the hands of a Dethklok medic at Ofdensen's insistence and he was revived by the Church of the Black Klok. He had to die to fill his role in the prophecy, you see.]]see]].



* [[http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1357179.htm A venomous Brazilian wandering spider that somehow made its way to Britain]]. It fell in the freezer after biting a man and was stunned by the cold. The man who got bitten poured boiling water over it, put it in a jar, and later ''microwaved'' it. You'd think nothing could survive that. However, by the time the man made it to the hospital, the spider had shaken off the ill treatment and was up and moving again, struggling to get out of the jar. Mr. Stevens, the man who was bitten, took the jar with him to the hospital. It was inadvertently released ''within hospital grounds''.

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* [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20050501072605/http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1357179.htm A venomous Brazilian wandering spider that somehow made its way to Britain]]. It fell in the freezer after biting a man and was stunned by the cold. The man who got bitten poured boiling water over it, put it in a jar, and later ''microwaved'' it. You'd think nothing could survive that. However, by the time the man made it to the hospital, the spider had shaken off the ill treatment and was up and moving again, struggling to get out of the jar. Mr. Stevens, the man who was bitten, took the jar with him to the hospital. It was inadvertently released ''within hospital grounds''.
31st Mar '18 8:22:10 PM 8BrickMario
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** In the climax of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', Hux assumes this about [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker]] after [[spoiler: he]] gets absolutely obliterated by AT-AT fire, but Kylo Ren isn't so sure. [[spoiler: Luke DID survive, but only because he [[AstralProjection didn't really make the trip]]]]

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** In the climax of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', Hux assumes this about [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker]] after [[spoiler: he]] gets absolutely obliterated by AT-AT fire, but Skywalker arrives]], and Kylo Ren isn't has every AT-M6 there rain down a barrage of cannon fire in response. Since he is so sure. consumed by rage, Ren orders the fire to continue well past the point of plausible need, and Hux snarkily asks if Ren thinks they got the target. Ren goes out to see the aftermath, and it turns out [[spoiler: Luke DID survive, but only because he [[AstralProjection didn't really make the trip]]]] trip]]]].
30th Mar '18 6:28:44 PM SSJMagus
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--->'''Cyclops:''' ''Certainly nothing even remotely human could have survived. [[HumanoidAbomination Nothing remotely human did.]]''

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--->'''Cyclops:''' ''Certainly ''We all thought she'd died. Certainly nothing even remotely human could have survived. [[HumanoidAbomination Nothing remotely human did.]]''



** Of all the X-Men 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.

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** Of all the X-Men ComicBook/{{Iceman}} even more so than Wolverine is the king of this trope. Every major X-Men event (at least after the full extent of his ice powers were revealed) 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.
14th Mar '18 6:11:08 PM ultimomant
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** Jaws in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' and ''Film/Moonraker'' survives everything thrown at him over and over: falling without a parachute, crashing with an uncontrolled cable car, falling over a waterfall, etc.

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** Jaws in ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' and ''Film/Moonraker'' ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' survives everything thrown at him over and over: falling without a parachute, crashing with an uncontrolled cable car, falling over a waterfall, etc.
18th Feb '18 12:08:44 PM nombretomado
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* Remember how Paulo Guerra got hit by the satellite beam in the arcade version of ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''? [[spoiler: He's alive and kicking in the PS3 sequel.]]

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* Remember how Paulo Guerra got hit by the satellite beam in the arcade version of ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''? [[spoiler: He's alive and kicking in the PS3 [=PS3=] sequel.]]
1st Feb '18 4:14:06 AM foxley
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* The villain Murdoc from ''Series/MacGyver'' had at least five of these, including a fall down a mine shaft, a nosedive off a cliff, being electrocuted then falling into a deep pool of water, being blown up by dynamite and having a skyscraper dropped on him. Invariably, he would shout "MACGYVER!" when he met his apparent doom, and someone would afterward remark that he could not possibly have survived (quite reasonable in all cases). But he would nevertheless return, without explanation beyond the fact that they NeverFoundTheBody.

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* The villain Murdoc from ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' had at least five of these, including a fall down a mine shaft, a nosedive off a cliff, being electrocuted then falling into a deep pool of water, being blown up by dynamite and having a skyscraper dropped on him. Invariably, he would shout "MACGYVER!" when he met his apparent doom, and someone would afterward remark that he could not possibly have survived (quite reasonable in all cases). But he would nevertheless return, without explanation beyond the fact that they NeverFoundTheBody.
26th Jan '18 5:04:51 PM Pamina
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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. [[note]]It has come to light that, in addition to their well-known ability to right themselves in midair, 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, other things being equal, cats are actually more likely to survive falls from great heights than from medium heights.[[/note]]

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* Meta example: 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. [[note]]It has come to light that, in addition to their well-known ability to right themselves in midair, 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, other things being equal, cats are actually more likely to survive falls from great heights than from medium heights.[[/note]][[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Fievel's parents spend most of the film mourning his "death" after a storm at sea sweeps him overboard and out of sight. Little do they know that he ended up inside a bottle, floated safely to shore, and is looking for them.
22nd Jan '18 8:19:49 AM TheTroper1
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* The villain Slade from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' used this very same trope to return from ''{{Hell}}'':
-->'''Cyborg''': I don't get it. The dude fell into a [[LavaPit pit of lava]]. Who lives through something like that?
-->'''Raven''': Apparently, Slade.
** However, it's sort of a subversion as there was a huge lead-up for him to be NotQuiteDead, but ''he really was'' and was instead [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] in a later episode. Also, Slade himself admitted that by all rights, he ''should'' have been killed from that, and only survived because "I got lucky".
** There's another subversion in an earlier episode. In "Haunted" Robin spends the whole episode either worrying that he's come back or convinced he has. It turns out he really was dead. (Note that the quote above actually comes from "Haunted".)



* Franchise/{{Batman}} survived a similar incident in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in a scene that more than one viewer has admitted to believing for a moment that he had really died.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** Batman, in the aptly named episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE51TheManWhoKilledBatman "The Man Who Killed Batman"]].
** This trope is played upon twice in the episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]]. Right before Fugate seems to die as the clock tower starts to collapse:
--->'''Fugate:''' You of all people should know, Batman... There's always a way out!
** And later in the same episode, when Gordon doubts that Fugate survived, Batman tells him that if ''he'' could have gotten out, then Fugate could have, saying "it's only a matter of time" before he reappears. And it turned out that Batman was right. Fugate did survive, and made a return appearance in a later episode.
* Throughout the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ComicBook/TheJoker ended about half of his appearances like this.
** And a good number of other villains. Some call it the "[[JokerImmunity Batman Villain Ending]]."
** Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Meltdown," in which Victor Fries did apparently die.



* Franchise/{{Batman}} survived a similar incident in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in a scene that more than one viewer has admitted to believing for a moment that he had really died.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** Batman, in the aptly named episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE51TheManWhoKilledBatman "The Man Who Killed Batman"]].
** This trope is played upon twice in the episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]]. Right before Fugate seems to die as the clock tower starts to collapse:
--->'''Fugate:''' You of all people should know, Batman... There's always a way out!
** And later in the same episode, when Gordon doubts that Fugate survived, Batman tells him that if ''he'' could have gotten out, then Fugate could have, saying "it's only a matter of time" before he reappears. And it turned out that Batman was right. Fugate did survive, and made a return appearance in a later episode.
* Throughout the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ComicBook/TheJoker ended about half of his appearances like this.
** And a good number of other villains. Some call it the "[[JokerImmunity Batman Villain Ending]]."
** Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Meltdown," in which Victor Fries did apparently die.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} survived The villain Slade from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' used this very same trope to return from ''{{Hell}}'':
-->'''Cyborg''': I don't get it. The dude fell into
a similar incident in an episode [[LavaPit pit of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', in lava]]. Who lives through something like that?
-->'''Raven''': Apparently, Slade.
** However, it's sort of
a scene that more than one viewer has admitted to believing subversion as there was a huge lead-up for a moment that he had him to be NotQuiteDead, but ''he really died.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
** Batman, in the aptly named episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE51TheManWhoKilledBatman "The Man Who Killed Batman"]].
** This trope is played upon twice in the episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]]. Right before Fugate seems to die as the clock tower starts to collapse:
--->'''Fugate:''' You of all people should know, Batman... There's always a way out!
** And later in the same episode, when Gordon doubts that Fugate survived, Batman tells him that if ''he'' could have gotten out, then Fugate could have, saying "it's only a matter of time" before he reappears. And it turned out that Batman
was'' and was right. Fugate did survive, and made a return appearance instead [[BackFromTheDead brought back]] in a later episode.episode. Also, Slade himself admitted that by all rights, he ''should'' have been killed from that, and only survived because "I got lucky".
* Throughout ** There's another subversion in an earlier episode. In "Haunted" Robin spends the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, ComicBook/TheJoker ended about half of his appearances like this.
** And a good number of other villains. Some call it the "[[JokerImmunity Batman Villain Ending]]."
** Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
whole episode "Meltdown," in which Victor Fries did apparently die.either worrying that he's come back or convinced he has. It turns out he really was dead. (Note that the quote above actually comes from "Haunted".)
20th Jan '18 10:36:07 PM jdodum
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** In the climax of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', Hux assumes this about [[spoiler: Luke Skywalker]] after [[spoiler: he]] gets absolutely obliterated by AT-AT fire, but Kylo Ren isn't so sure. [[spoiler: Luke DID survive, but only because he [[AstralProjection didn't really make the trip]]]]
12th Jan '18 2:08:56 PM crisisthevillain
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* Bahia Bakari was 12-years-old when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemenia_Flight_626 the plane she was in]] crashed in the Indian Ocean on approach to its destination. Barely able to swim and without a life vest (to say nothing of very, very mentally traumatized) she managed to cling to a piece of wreckage for 9 hours before finally being rescued as the sole survivor of the accident.
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