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22nd Jul '16 12:06:56 PM Morgenthaler
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** Arthur Petrelli used his super powers to knock [[spoiler: Hiro Nakamura]] over the edge of a building. When Arthur teleports away, assuming that [[spoiler: Hiro]] is finished, (because NoOneCouldSurviveThat), the camera pans over to the edge of the building, where he seems to be dangling from a flagpole for dear life. Even DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{Evil Overlord}}s make mistakes.

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** Arthur Petrelli used his super powers to knock [[spoiler: Hiro Nakamura]] over the edge of a building. When Arthur teleports away, assuming that [[spoiler: Hiro]] is finished, (because NoOneCouldSurviveThat), the camera pans over to the edge of the building, where he seems to be dangling from a flagpole for dear life. Even DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{Evil Overlord}}s make mistakes.
6th Jul '16 1:20:35 PM laserviking42
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** Much of the confusion over Rasputin's death comes from the fact that his killers didn't exactly know what they were doing. He had been invited to Prince Yusupov's mansion where the conspirators first tried to poison him with laced vodka, however they had no way to judge what was a fatal dose. They then beat and stabbed at him, but a bunch of aristocrats were up against a monk from an order that practiced self-mutilation, so that was ineffective. He was then shot (which depending on the wound, isn't always fatal), rolled into a carpet and dumped in the Neva river. He could have easily lived through all of that only to drown at the very end.
25th Jun '16 6:36:45 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', the first battle between Super Ginrai and Overlord ends with Ginrai apparently dead, while Overlord is unscathed and decides to obliterate the rest of the Autobots. However, at the very end, Ginrai [[{{Determinator}} refuses to die]].

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* In ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'', the first battle between Super Ginrai and Overlord ends with Ginrai apparently dead, while Overlord is unscathed and decides to obliterate the rest of the Autobots. However, at the very end, Ginrai [[{{Determinator}} refuses to die]].
22nd Jun '16 7:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Kotetsu]] in the finale of ''TigerAndBunny''. [[HesDeadJim He is not impressed by his friends' inability to properly determine when someone is dead.]]

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* [[spoiler:Kotetsu]] in the finale of ''TigerAndBunny''.''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. [[HesDeadJim He is not impressed by his friends' inability to properly determine when someone is dead.]]
14th Jun '16 7:42:29 AM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[spoiler: after Link defeats Ganondorf, he and Zelda have to [[LoadBearingBoss escape the castle]], only for Ganondorf to climb out of the ruins and [[OneWingedAngel transform into Ganon]] for one final fight]]. He does this again in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' [[spoiler: as the Sages try to execute him; he survives and kills his killer with the sword before being banished to the world of Twilight]]. In the same game, after Stallord is seemingly defeated and his skull is lying motionless, Link uses the Spinner to raise the central platform into a pillar, only for the skull to reveal itself to be perfectly okay and attack Link, forcing a second round of the fight.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', [[spoiler: after Link defeats Ganondorf, he and Zelda have to [[LoadBearingBoss escape the castle]], only for Ganondorf to climb out of the ruins and [[OneWingedAngel transform into Ganon]] for one final fight]]. He does this again in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' [[spoiler: as the Sages try to execute him; he survives and kills his killer with the sword before being banished to the world of Twilight]]. In the same game, after Stallord is seemingly defeated and his skull is lying motionless, Link uses the Spinner to raise the central platform into a pillar, only for the skull to reveal itself to be perfectly okay and attack Link, forcing a second round of the fight.



* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'': Seems that for King/Captain K. Rool, being beaten, punched, thrown from a cliff bouncing twice on the rocks on the way down and splashing into the ocean, THEN getting attacked by hungry sharks didn't stop him from showing up again as the secret/lost world boss, soaking wet and mad. Topping that, being defeated again and getting thrown inside a volcano that erupted shortly after causing the island to sink also didn't prevent him from showing up in the next game without a scratch and under a new alias. Maybe he accidentally ate one (or more) Phoenix Down when he was just a baby crocodile.

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry 2'': ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'': Seems that for King/Captain K. Rool, being beaten, punched, thrown from a cliff bouncing twice on the rocks on the way down and splashing into the ocean, THEN getting attacked by hungry sharks didn't stop him from showing up again as the secret/lost world boss, soaking wet and mad. Topping that, being defeated again and getting thrown inside a volcano that erupted shortly after causing the island to sink also didn't prevent him from showing up in the next game without a scratch and under a new alias. Maybe he accidentally ate one (or more) Phoenix Down when he was just a baby crocodile.
29th May '16 8:42:14 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', [[spoiler: both Guybrush and Morgan [=LeFlay=] are killed but return in spirit form (the former in zombie) to combat [=LeChuck=].]]

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** In ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', [[spoiler: both Guybrush and Morgan [=LeFlay=] are killed but return in spirit form (the former in zombie) to combat [=LeChuck=].]]
27th May '16 1:06:25 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheBorrower'': Every time the cops think the alien is dead (well, it didn't have a pulse), it just gets up to continue its murdering rampage.
23rd May '16 9:46:28 PM KYCubbie
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* Bailey in ''MartinChuzzlewit'' ([[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]]) is thrown from a crashing coach and left insensible. His death is later reported to other characters. Guess who reappears at the denouement, with a bandage round his head, reeling about with comic concussion?
* In the DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'', [[spoiler: Dave Luger]] is left for dead after he covers the team's escape from a Soviet base. The events of ''Night of the Hawk'' are kicked off when it is learned that he is not dead, merely {{Brainwashed}} into helping the Soviets - and that the CIA wants him KilledOffForReal as an apparent traitor.
* This happens in Necropolis, the fourth book of the ''ThePowerOfFive'' series. Following a fight in a temple in Hong Kong, the good guys think they've killed all the BigBad's henchmen ... But there's one still alive, hiding under the altar. He's dying, but goshdarn, he's going to take one of the Five down with him. He sets his sights on Jamie, the closest, and is aiming his gun when Scott comes bounding into the picture, and telepathically aware of the danger to his twin, bulldozes Jamie out of harm's way ... Thus letting the bullet continue on into Scarlet's head instead.

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* Bailey in ''MartinChuzzlewit'' ''Literature/MartinChuzzlewit'' ([[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]]) is thrown from a crashing coach and left insensible. His death is later reported to other characters. Guess who reappears at the denouement, with a bandage round his head, reeling about with comic concussion?
* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Flight of the Old Dog'', [[spoiler: Dave Luger]] is left for dead after he covers the team's escape from a Soviet base. The events of ''Night of the Hawk'' are kicked off when it is learned that he is not dead, merely {{Brainwashed}} into helping the Soviets - and that the CIA wants him KilledOffForReal as an apparent traitor.
* This happens in Necropolis, ''Necropolis'', the fourth book of the ''ThePowerOfFive'' series. Following a fight in a temple in Hong Kong, the good guys think they've killed all the BigBad's henchmen ... But there's one still alive, hiding under the altar. He's dying, but goshdarn, he's going to take one of the Five down with him. He sets his sights on Jamie, the closest, and is aiming his gun when Scott comes bounding into the picture, and telepathically aware of the danger to his twin, bulldozes Jamie out of harm's way ... Thus letting the bullet continue on into Scarlet's head instead.



* In ''Series/MacGyver'' the character Murdoch always ends the show by seeming to die in "No One Could Survive That!" type circumstances only to reappear alive, though often worse for the wear a few episodes or seasons later.
* Likewise Dr. Loveless, the nemesis of James West in ''Series/TheWildWildWest.''

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* In ''Series/MacGyver'' the character Murdoch Murdoc always ends the show by seeming to die in "No One Could Survive That!" type circumstances only to reappear alive, though often worse for the wear a few episodes or seasons later.
* Likewise Dr. Loveless, the nemesis of James West in ''Series/TheWildWildWest.''''Series/TheWildWildWest''.
21st May '16 11:38:13 AM erforce
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* In the backstory to the second ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movie, Vigo the Carpathian had been poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disemboweled, drawn and quartered. Before his head died he uttered this prophetic warning: "Death is but a door, time is but a window. I'll be back."

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* In the backstory to the second ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movie, ''Film/GhostbustersII'', Vigo the Carpathian had been poisoned, stabbed, shot, hung, stretched, disemboweled, drawn and quartered. Before his head died he uttered this prophetic warning: "Death is but a door, time is but a window. I'll be back."
14th May '16 10:36:41 AM cakecake
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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' has one where you might not expect it. [[spoiler:Wildfire can join King Barium's harem and stab him in the heart. However, she will find that he's still alive and now very, ''very'' angry.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' has one this trope where you might not expect it. [[spoiler:Wildfire can join King Barium's harem and stab him in the heart. However, she will find that he's still alive and now very, ''very'' angry.]]
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