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28th Jun '17 3:38:13 PM Prometheus117
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* [[Series/BurnNotice Larry]], yes [[MemeticMutation Dead Larry]]

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* [[Series/BurnNotice Larry]], yes [[MemeticMutation Dead Larry]]Larry]]. His original "death" involved walking into an oil refinery before it blew up, which was his equivalent of taking "early retirement". The [[FunWithSubtitles subtitles]] have referred to him as "Larry: Undead Spy", "Larry: Spy with Nine Lives", and "Larry: Unfriendly Ghost." Sam and Fiona have more than once offered to make it stick themselves, [[spoiler:and by Season 5 it would seem his luck finally ran out]].
20th Jun '17 5:40:47 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Howland Reed is a heroic version, given that it was to save his friend. Reed gets the drop on Dayne because he was believed dead or dying from his wounds.
12th Jun '17 12:11:21 PM jtierney50
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* [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]] has been revealed to have survived his encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi and makes his debut in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Revenge."

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* [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Darth Maul]] has been revealed to have survived his encounter with Obi-Wan Kenobi and makes his debut in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Revenge."" He is then (seemingly) killed off by Darth Sidious later in the series, only to return ''again'' in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', [[spoiler:where he is finally killed by Obi-Wan, for real this time (probably)]].
6th Jun '17 5:29:33 PM Linda58
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* Amusingly played with in ''Film/{{Scream 2}}'', [[spoiler:Sidney and Gale point their guns at Mrs. Loomis fully expecting this trope. Then the ''other'' killer Randy jumps up screaming and they gun him down. Sidney then turns around and shoots (the probably already dead) Mrs. Loomis in the head, just to be sure.]]
6th Jun '17 7:04:51 AM Andyroid
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* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Hare Trigger" has Yosemite Sam go into death throes after he thinks the red ink Bugs pours on his head is blood. When Sam finds out he was duped:
-->'''Sam:''' (''demurely'') Why did you pour ink on my head?

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* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Hare Trigger" has Yosemite Sam [[InducedHypochondria go into death throes throes]] after he thinks the red ink Bugs pours on his head is blood. When Sam finds out he was duped:
-->'''Sam:''' (''demurely'') (''[[TranquilFury demurely]]'') Why did you pour ink on my head?
1st Jun '17 7:03:38 PM Az_Tech341
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Any situation where the bad guy has been dealt a mortal blow which he [[NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat could not possibly have survived]], and it looks as though TheHero has won - but a couple of scenes later comes [[TheReveal the twist]]: He's [[TitleDrop not quite dead]]. On the contrary, he's back, ready for more - and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge madder than hell]].

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Any situation where the bad guy has been dealt a mortal blow which he [[NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat could not possibly have survived]], and it looks as though TheHero has won - but a couple of scenes later comes [[TheReveal the twist]]: He's he's [[TitleDrop not quite dead]]. On the contrary, he's back, ready for more - and [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge madder than hell]].



Compare OnlyMostlyDead and AlmostDeadGuy. Often happens after [[NeverFoundTheBody not finding the body]]. There may or may not be some overlap with StayingAlive. It can be shown by having their [[EyeAwaken eyes open]], [[RaisedHandOfSurvival hand poking out of rubble]], or [[FingerTwitchingRevival fingers twitch]]. Not to be confused with TheUndead or BackFromTheDead. If a villain does this a lot, it's probably because he has JokerImmunity. This can also be a character that's MadeOfIron because they're just that strong. Often results in WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody Because of this trope, any GenreSavvy character will MakeSureHesDead.

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Compare OnlyMostlyDead and AlmostDeadGuy. Often happens after [[NeverFoundTheBody not finding the body]]. There may or may not be some overlap with StayingAlive. It can be shown by having their [[EyeAwaken eyes open]], [[RaisedHandOfSurvival hand poking out of rubble]], or [[FingerTwitchingRevival fingers twitch]]. Not to be confused with TheUndead or BackFromTheDead. If a villain does this a lot, it's probably because he has JokerImmunity. This can also be a character that's MadeOfIron because they're just that strong. Often results in WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody. Because of this trope, any GenreSavvy character will MakeSureHesDead.
19th May '17 11:46:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheMasquerade'' has clan Cappadocian, who were supposedly annihilated by the Giovanni, a bloodline of theirs, over two hundred years before the Final Nights begin. [[CaptainObvious It didn't work.]] And those who survived, in some cases, have quite literally [[TheDeterminator ''escaped the underworld'']] to [[OhCrap destroy the Giovanni.]]

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* ''VampireTheMasquerade'' ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' has clan Cappadocian, who were supposedly annihilated by the Giovanni, a bloodline of theirs, over two hundred years before the Final Nights begin. [[CaptainObvious It didn't work.]] And those who survived, in some cases, have quite literally [[TheDeterminator ''escaped the underworld'']] to [[OhCrap destroy the Giovanni.]]
17th May '17 8:57:51 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', this happens to Kel Cheris near the end of the first book, despite her being heavily wounded, as [[spoiler:the Kel Command blew everyone up]] and left under the assumption that NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat.

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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', this happens to Kel Cheris near the end of the first book, despite her being heavily wounded, as [[spoiler:the Kel Command blew blows everyone up]] and left leaves under the assumption that NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat.
17th May '17 8:56:52 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', this happens to Kel Cheris near the end of the first book, despite her being heavily wounded, as [[spoiler:the Kel Command blew everyone up]] and left under the assumption that NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat.
15th May '17 10:32:11 AM Nintendoman01
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** Goku himself gets a moment of this during the King Piccolo Saga. During his first battle with King Piccolo, he gets beaten badly, and Piccolo checks his pulse, confirming that his heart has stopped. Shortly after Piccolo leaves, Goku's heart restarts itself.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'': After Joker attacks Bruce at Wayne Manor, Terry comes in to find the house a wreck and Bruce slumped over the Batcomputer with the telltale rictus grin of Joker venom. As Terry checks his pulse and heartbeat, Bruce springs back to life long enough to tell Terry about the antitoxin, which ultimately saves his life.
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