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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.]]
14th May '16 10:36:07 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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13th May '16 11:17:44 PM Doug86
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* Morjin in ''EaCycle'' survives [[spoiler:decapitation]].
* Prince Andrei in ''WarAndPeace''. He's left in a village with other hopeless wounded after the Battle of Austerlitz, and the way the chapter ends suggests that he dies there, but [[OnlyMostlyDead he doesn't.]]

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* Morjin in ''EaCycle'' ''Literature/EaCycle'' survives [[spoiler:decapitation]].
* Prince Andrei in ''WarAndPeace''.''Literature/WarAndPeace''. He's left in a village with other hopeless wounded after the Battle of Austerlitz, and the way the chapter ends suggests that he dies there, but [[OnlyMostlyDead he doesn't.]]
6th May '16 6:00:19 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''Series/AmericanDad''

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-->-- ''Series/AmericanDad''
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* Forum Community/MMORPG ''GaiaOnline'''s storyline is notorious for this. Many of the main characters have been shot, dropped off freakishly tall towers, and then crushed by said tower, ''all in the same plot update''. Every single person killed in that particular incident was later revealed to be alive and well in later updates. Two by use of AppliedPhlebotinum, and the other two simply by turning out to be vampires. In fact, the characters ever to be KilledOffForReal are characters introduced solely for making the current Generic Horror Movie Parody plausible.

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* Forum Community/MMORPG ''GaiaOnline'''s ''Website/GaiaOnline'''s storyline is notorious for this. Many of the main characters have been shot, dropped off freakishly tall towers, and then crushed by said tower, ''all in the same plot update''. Every single person killed in that particular incident was later revealed to be alive and well in later updates. Two by use of AppliedPhlebotinum, and the other two simply by turning out to be vampires. In fact, the characters ever to be KilledOffForReal are characters introduced solely for making the current Generic Horror Movie Parody plausible.
23rd Apr '16 2:22:36 PM nombretomado
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* Father Jack Hackett from ''FatherTed''. Jack drank floor polish which only brought about the symptoms of death including lack of pulse, rigor mortis, decomposition...

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* Father Jack Hackett from ''FatherTed''.''Series/FatherTed''. Jack drank floor polish which only brought about the symptoms of death including lack of pulse, rigor mortis, decomposition...



* In the Season 1 finale of ''ThePretender'', Dr. Raines should not have survived when [[spoiler: Sydney shot his oxygen tank and it exploded]], yet he's still alive [[spoiler: albeit badly burned]] in Season 2.

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* In the Season 1 finale of ''ThePretender'', ''Series/ThePretender'', Dr. Raines should not have survived when [[spoiler: Sydney shot his oxygen tank and it exploded]], yet he's still alive [[spoiler: albeit badly burned]] in Season 2.
17th Apr '16 1:51:16 PM pointycatears
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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in their Bible Trilogy. A story called [[{{Sequelitis}} David and Goliath 2]], an AffectionateParody of silly actioners, has Ralph Wiggum's character die at one point pretty finally. Later in the story, he suddenly reappears anyway. Bart says "I thought you were dead!" All Ralph says is "Nope!" ''Absolutely no explanation is given for this.''

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* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in their Bible Trilogy. A story called [[{{Sequelitis}} David and Goliath 2]], an AffectionateParody of silly actioners, has Ralph Wiggum's character die at one point pretty finally. Later in the story, he suddenly reappears anyway. Bart says "I thought you were dead!" All Ralph says is "Nope!" ''Absolutely [[UnexplainedRecovery Absolutely no explanation is given for this.''this]].
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