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25th Jul '16 10:05:29 PM Brokenlampshade
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the silent protagonist may revive himself with a number of moon tsukubames in his pocket, depending on the difficulty selected. At a certain event in the game, [[spoiler: the character's choices determine whether 5-year-old Nanako remains dead, or miraculously revives herself with some apparent help from Teddie.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the silent protagonist may revive himself with a number of moon tsukubames in his pocket, depending on the difficulty selected. At a certain event in the game, [[spoiler: the character's choices determine whether 5-year-old 7-year-old Nanako remains dead, or miraculously revives herself with some apparent help from Teddie.]]
23rd Jul '16 10:16:14 AM EdwardGil
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Occasionally, a writer may put in guidelines to explain the difference between Only Mostly Dead and [[KilledOffForReal All Dead]]. This could be the amount of time that passed since death, or amount of damage to the body. Compare with Universes where the {{Necromantic}} can only ensure the dead CameBackWrong. If you inflict a genuine CharacterDeath and they're still "alive" in a manner of speaking, then you need to make them DeaderThanDead.

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Occasionally, a writer may put in guidelines to explain the difference between Only Mostly Dead and [[KilledOffForReal All Dead]]. This could be the amount of time that passed since death, death (The soul was still in the AfterlifeAntechamber.), or amount of damage to the body. Compare with Universes where the {{Necromantic}} can only ensure the dead CameBackWrong. If you inflict a genuine CharacterDeath and they're still "alive" in a manner of speaking, then you need to make them DeaderThanDead.
19th Jul '16 11:36:29 AM Angeldeb82
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* Superman turns out to be this in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday''. Oh, come on, like it's really a spoiler that [[ComicBookDeath Superman doesn't really die]].

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* Superman turns out to be this in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday''. Oh, come on, like it's really a spoiler that [[ComicBookDeath [[DeathIsCheap Superman doesn't really die]].
4th Jul '16 10:54:32 PM Hylarn
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** The classic game ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' had 3 levels of dead. They are:
*** "Dead", which could possibly be cured with a simple "Raise Dead" spell.
*** "Ashes", which was the result of a botched resurrection. This person could still be brought back for more gold, but if ''that'' failed...
*** "Gone", where nothing other than hacking the game will bring them back. At the time, there weren't that many hackers, however, if one sent their character disk to the game developers; they would bring them back and send the character disk back. Provided they be allowed to use the previously wiped out party as [[HeroAntagonist enemies]] in ''[[VillainProtagonist Wizardry IV]]''.

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** * The classic game ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' had 3 levels of dead. They are:
*** ** "Dead", which could possibly be cured with a simple "Raise Dead" spell.
*** ** "Ashes", which was the result of a botched resurrection. This person could still be brought back for more gold, but if ''that'' failed...
*** ** "Gone", where nothing other than hacking the game will bring them back. At the time, there weren't that many hackers, however, if one sent their character disk to the game developers; they would bring them back and send the character disk back. Provided they be allowed to use the previously wiped out party as [[HeroAntagonist enemies]] in ''[[VillainProtagonist Wizardry IV]]''.
3rd Jul '16 10:51:31 AM billybobfred
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', part of a monster's natural death process is a comatose period, known as being "fallen down". Monsters that have fallen down will eventually turn into dust, but they're technically still alive, as proven by experiments documented in the True Lab that unexpectedly brought some monsters back from this state.
17th Jun '16 3:32:46 PM Kotomikun
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* Frederica in ''LightNovel/CoffinPrincessChaika'' has [[HealingFactor impressive healing powers]] and "dies" quite often, but supposedly would die permanently if her brain were destroyed. Naturally, she does eventually get impaled through the head. When the other heroes find her seemingly lifeless body, ''a tiny version of herself rips its way out of her chest''. She had, apparently, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifted her real brain into a spare body]], so that she could fake her death if necessary. She grows back to normal size shortly (no pun intended).
13th Jun '16 12:49:11 AM jormis29
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* After a certain (Early) point in FPS ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', it's simply ''impossible'' to die. Upon losing your last [[HitPoints drop of health]] you're simply sent to the spirit world where, rather than move on to the other side you're granted a brief moment to restock on health and spiritual energy by shooting the conveniently color-coordinated spirits before being reunited with your mostly dead body. However, this simply negates Check Point or Save Point attrition with ''death attrition''. With enough deaths, you can grind your way past any situation. This is arguably still an improvement, however, as playing a shooting gallery MiniGame with weird undead creatures, then jumping back in where you left off is probably [[RuleOfFun more fun]] than being sent back to your last save/checkpoint and having to work your way back to your original location.

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* After a certain (Early) point in FPS ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}'', ''VideoGame/Prey2006'', it's simply ''impossible'' to die. Upon losing your last [[HitPoints drop of health]] you're simply sent to the spirit world where, rather than move on to the other side you're granted a brief moment to restock on health and spiritual energy by shooting the conveniently color-coordinated spirits before being reunited with your mostly dead body. However, this simply negates Check Point or Save Point attrition with ''death attrition''. With enough deaths, you can grind your way past any situation. This is arguably still an improvement, however, as playing a shooting gallery MiniGame with weird undead creatures, then jumping back in where you left off is probably [[RuleOfFun more fun]] than being sent back to your last save/checkpoint and having to work your way back to your original location.
7th Jun '16 7:38:11 PM Willbyr
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* Happens to Tenma in ''SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' after Hades effectively kills him. Turns out Tenma's soul is still barely connected to his body due to the flower bracelet his childhood friend gave him.

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* Happens to Tenma in ''SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' ''Manga/SaintSeiyaTheLostCanvas'' after Hades effectively kills him. Turns out Tenma's soul is still barely connected to his body due to the flower bracelet his childhood friend gave him.



* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' parodies this in an anime filler [[{{RPGEpisode}} episode]]. Risa dies in battle against a [[BossInMookClothing slime]], but continues to hop around in a coffin after Izumi and Miki; taken to UpToEleven later on with the coffin gaining equipment and weapons that Risa couldn't possibly use.

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* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' parodies this in an anime filler [[{{RPGEpisode}} [[RPGEpisode episode]]. Risa dies in battle against a [[BossInMookClothing slime]], but continues to hop around in a coffin after Izumi and Miki; taken to UpToEleven later on with the coffin gaining equipment and weapons that Risa couldn't possibly use.
21st May '16 9:27:35 AM EdwardGil
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*** "Gone", where nothing other than hacking the game will bring them back. At the time, there weren't that many hackers. However, at the time if one sent their character disk to the game developers; they would bring them back and send the character disk back. Provided they be allowed to use the previously wiped out party as [[HeroAntagonist enemies]] in ''[[VillainProtagonist Wizardry IV]]''.

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*** "Gone", where nothing other than hacking the game will bring them back. At the time, there weren't that many hackers. However, at the time hackers, however, if one sent their character disk to the game developers; they would bring them back and send the character disk back. Provided they be allowed to use the previously wiped out party as [[HeroAntagonist enemies]] in ''[[VillainProtagonist Wizardry IV]]''.
21st May '16 9:23:00 AM EdwardGil
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*** "Gone", where nothing other than hacking the game will bring them back. At the time, there weren't that many hackers. However, at the time if one sent their character disk to the game developers; they would bring them back and send the character disk back. Provided they be allowed to use the previously wiped out party as [[HeroAntagonist enemies]] in ''[[VideoGame/Wizardry4]]''.

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*** "Gone", where nothing other than hacking the game will bring them back. At the time, there weren't that many hackers. However, at the time if one sent their character disk to the game developers; they would bring them back and send the character disk back. Provided they be allowed to use the previously wiped out party as [[HeroAntagonist enemies]] in ''[[VideoGame/Wizardry4]]''.''[[VillainProtagonist Wizardry IV]]''.
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