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8th Jan '17 3:03:36 PM nombretomado
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* Hammerhead in the UltimateMarvel and regular continuities make heavy use of this trope.

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* Hammerhead in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel and regular continuities make heavy use of this trope.
31st Dec '16 3:02:16 AM DeafeningDragonfly
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* When Boleskine House burnt down in 2016, [[http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2016/12/23/ghost-hunters-claim-smoke-photographed-rising-ruins-black-magic-mansion/ ghost hunters detected smoke rising]] from the house, when no smoke could have been possible, speculating that the demonic forces that Aleister Crowley had unleashed were returning.
22nd Dec '16 9:20:08 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the "Regeneration" ability prevents a monster from ever being lethally wounded except through a specific KryptoniteFactor. Any other form of {{Hit Point|s}} damage leaves them unconscious until their HealingFactor kicks in, even if they have to [[PullingThemselvesToGether Pull Themselves Together]].

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the "Regeneration" ability prevents a monster from ever being lethally wounded except through a specific KryptoniteFactor. Any other form of {{Hit Point|s}} damage leaves can, at most, leave them unconscious until their HealingFactor kicks in, even if they have to [[PullingThemselvesToGether Pull Themselves Together]].
22nd Dec '16 9:19:05 PM intastiel
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* The prevalence of resurrection spells in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' generally make death a non-permanent affair. If there's no body to resurrect, you can always physically travel to one of several possible afterlives and find the dead comrade there, or just use a more powerful spell that doesn't need a body. Death never lasts in D&D.
** In 3.5 the lost level is a problem, as is the cost. Low level Resurrections require an intact, fresh body and several thousand gold worth of Diamonds, higher level spells have an even heftier pricetag. And if the DM wants you to stay dead, then there are ways to make sure that dead you stay. Such methods include certain abilities and spells that prevent a character's resurrection by anything but Miracle/Wish, and only with a 50% success rate; making it so that the character doesn't want to come back (Resurrection spells can only pull back someone willing); trapping or outright destroying the soul; animating the body as an undead which limits what will raise the character to the highest spells possible unless the undead can be destroyed; and more.
** In D&D 4th edition, several epic destinies have level 30 powers that cause a "dead" character to get back up on their next turn/at the end of the fight/the next day.
*** By far the most ridiculous version of this in 4th edition is the Undying Warrior epic destiny, which keeps the user from ever being permanently killed. The worst thing that can happen is they'll appear a day later, perfectly fine, and that's only if they are killed repeatedly in a short period of time. The Thief of Legend epic destiny gets a lesser version of this where the respawn time is always a day and an hour, but they can reappear anywhere safe on the current plane, making them less prone to being trapped in a FateWorseThanDeath than the Undying Warrior.
*** The Dark Wanderer Epic Destiny takes it even further than the Undying Warrior; unlike the Undying Warrior who just never dies, the Dark Wanderer ''does'' die, but then simply ''walks out of hell''.

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* The prevalence of resurrection spells in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' generally make death a non-permanent affair. If there's no body to resurrect, you can always physically travel to one of several possible afterlives and find In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', the dead comrade there, or just use "Regeneration" ability prevents a more powerful spell that doesn't need a body. Death never lasts in D&D.
** In 3.5 the lost level is a problem, as is the cost. Low level Resurrections require an intact, fresh body and several thousand gold worth of Diamonds, higher level spells have an even heftier pricetag. And if the DM wants you to stay dead, then there are ways to make sure that dead you stay. Such methods include certain abilities and spells that prevent a character's resurrection by anything but Miracle/Wish, and only with a 50% success rate; making it so that the character doesn't want to come back (Resurrection spells can only pull back someone willing); trapping or outright destroying the soul; animating the body as an undead which limits what will raise the character to the highest spells possible unless the undead can be destroyed; and more.
** In D&D 4th edition, several epic destinies have level 30 powers that cause a "dead" character to get back up on their next turn/at the end of the fight/the next day.
*** By far the most ridiculous version of this in 4th edition is the Undying Warrior epic destiny, which keeps the user
monster from ever being permanently killed. The worst thing that can happen is they'll appear lethally wounded except through a day later, perfectly fine, and that's only specific KryptoniteFactor. Any other form of {{Hit Point|s}} damage leaves them unconscious until their HealingFactor kicks in, even if they are killed repeatedly in a short period of time. The Thief of Legend epic destiny gets a lesser version of this where the respawn time is always a day and an hour, but they can reappear anywhere safe on the current plane, making them less prone have to being trapped in a FateWorseThanDeath than the Undying Warrior.
*** The Dark Wanderer Epic Destiny takes it even further than the Undying Warrior; unlike the Undying Warrior who just never dies, the Dark Wanderer ''does'' die, but then simply ''walks out of hell''.
[[PullingThemselvesToGether Pull Themselves Together]].
9th Dec '16 6:39:05 PM DocJamore
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*** The flashback rule was finally subverted in chapter 731, [[spoiler:where it's implied (and revealed in a later chapter) that Sabo is alive. That makes him the only "posthumous" character from a flashback to survive to the present in ''One Piece''.]]

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*** The flashback rule was finally subverted in chapter 731, [[spoiler:where it's implied (and when it is revealed in a later chapter) [[spoiler: that Sabo is alive. That makes him the only "posthumous" character from a flashback to survive to the present in ''One Piece''.]]



*** Though some fans could argue with that based on the premise that, since the second half of the story happens after a two-year TimeSkip, those deaths are technically in flashbacks now.
25th Nov '16 11:36:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** Ada Wong in the sequel is presumed dead after either a nasty fall, or being electrocuted. She returns in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' feeling much better. Seems, she was merely [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Pining for the fjords]]. Also, it's revealed in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'''s epilogues that she survived. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarkSideChronicles'' has a bonus mission where you get to see how she did it: badly injured and with a ''bit'' of [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou help from Wesker]], she [[BadAss limped through hordes of zombies and monsters]] and stowed away on an escaping Umbrella chopper.

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** Ada Wong in the sequel is presumed dead after either a nasty fall, or being electrocuted. She returns in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' feeling much better. Seems, she was merely [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Pining for the fjords]]. Also, it's revealed in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'''s epilogues that she survived. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarkSideChronicles'' has a bonus mission where you get to see how she did it: badly injured and with a ''bit'' of [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou help from Wesker]], she [[BadAss limped through hordes of zombies and monsters]] monsters and stowed away on an escaping Umbrella chopper.
16th Nov '16 8:44:21 PM DefyingGallifrey7
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** Time Lord Regeneration in general works as this. When one is on the brink of death, a Time Lord can release a massive amount of internal energy that restores his/her body to pristine health, albeit while completely changing his/her physique and personality. The Doctor himself is the main case of this.

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** Time Lord Regeneration in general works as this. When one is on the brink of death, a Time Lord can release a massive amount of internal energy that restores his/her body to pristine health, albeit while completely changing his/her physique and personality.bringing out different personality aspects. The Doctor himself is the main case of this.
10th Nov '16 5:23:33 PM nombretomado
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* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Jedi K'Kruhk has managed to be almost killed several times over. He goes into some form of hibernation if seriously wounded, leading to people assuming that he's dead. But no, he's still got a loooong time ahead of him.
* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos Fugitives of Chaos]]'', when [[spoiler: Colin]] falls off a building while fighting an enemy, everyone concludes he's dead. [[spoiler: Then this eagle shows up. None of them, including Colin, knew about his VoluntaryShapeshifting abilities until he was inspired to change.]]

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* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: Jedi K'Kruhk has managed to be almost killed several times over. He goes into some form of hibernation if seriously wounded, leading to people assuming that he's dead. But no, he's still got a loooong time ahead of him.
* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos Fugitives of Chaos]]'', when [[spoiler: Colin]] falls off a building while fighting an enemy, everyone concludes he's dead. [[spoiler: Then this eagle shows up. None of them, including Colin, knew about his VoluntaryShapeshifting abilities until he was inspired to change.]]
5th Nov '16 8:11:03 AM Tyk5919
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* The final chapter of ''Literature/TheWildOnesMoonlightBrigade'' reveals that [[spoiler:Kit's mother wasn't killed by Titus' dogs. She was kidnapped by humans and taken to a zoo]].
30th Oct '16 11:31:13 AM nombretomado
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* In ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw,'' Phil Ken Sebben gets hit by a bus in Season 3. Then at the series finale: "Ha! Ha! Final Episode stunt casting!"

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* In ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw,'' ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw,'' Phil Ken Sebben gets hit by a bus in Season 3. Then at the series finale: "Ha! Ha! Final Episode stunt casting!"
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