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9th Sep '17 4:27:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', [[spoiler:Blake Thorburn gets into a fight with a demon and loses, being made an {{Unperson}} in the process]]. There's a denouement chapter of various characters reacting to the sudden absence, with his DistaffCounterpart Rose Thorburn becoming his successor as Thorburn Heir, before the narrative abruptly shifts to [[HeroOfAnotherStory Goblin hunter Maggie Holt]] for seven chapters. After that, though [[spoiler:The next chapter takes place from Blake's point of view, revealing that instead of being eaten he's fallen into an EldritchLocation called The Drains, which serves as the BellyOfTheWhale for his [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]]]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', [[spoiler:Blake Thorburn gets into a fight with a demon and loses, being made an {{Unperson}} in the process]]. There's a denouement chapter of various characters reacting to the sudden absence, with his DistaffCounterpart Rose Thorburn becoming his successor as Thorburn Heir, before the narrative abruptly shifts to [[HeroOfAnotherStory Goblin hunter Maggie Holt]] for seven chapters. After that, though [[spoiler:The next chapter takes place from Blake's point of view, revealing that instead of being eaten he's fallen into an EldritchLocation called The Drains, which serves as the BellyOfTheWhale CantRefuseTheCallAnymore moment for his [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]]]].
27th May '17 11:45:12 PM Karxrida
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* While in the games not many people really notice, in the ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' manga, Beast and the six remaining princesses are shocked when they realize the Keyblade master had just dissolved into thin air. Especially since they needed him to seal the keyhole. However, as soon as Beast says "The Key-bearer is no longer..." Sora's voice answers from the doorway: "No longer what?"

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* While in the games not many people really notice, in the ''Manga/KingdomHearts'' ''Manga/KingdomHeartsI'' manga, Beast and the six remaining princesses are shocked when they realize the Keyblade master had just dissolved into thin air. Especially since they needed him to seal the keyhole. However, as soon as Beast says "The Key-bearer is no longer..." Sora's voice answers from the doorway: "No longer what?"
15th Apr '17 6:00:00 PM merotoker
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* Yusuke Urameshi of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' during his fight with Sensui. Turns out he's part demon.
** [[DeadToBeginWith Yusuke also died at the beginning.]]

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* Yusuke Urameshi of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' during his fight with Sensui. Turns out he's part demon.
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demon. [[DeadToBeginWith Yusuke also died at the beginning.]]



* Both played straight and averted in ''{{Manga/Pluto}}''. Being a retelling of a famous ''Manga/AstroBoy'' story, one can't actually expect Atom to ''stay'' dead and, sure enough, it looks like he's finally back. Of course, as this is also a [[KillEmAll Tezuka story]] written by [[AnyoneCanDie Naoki Urasawa]], anyone else is free game [[spoiler:including Gesicht, the ''main character'' -- although that's likewise a ForegoneConclusion to anyone who read the original story.]]

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* Both played straight and averted in ''{{Manga/Pluto}}''. Being a retelling of a famous ''Manga/AstroBoy'' story, one can't actually expect Atom to ''stay'' dead and, sure enough, it looks like he's finally back. Of course, as this is also a [[KillEmAll Tezuka story]] written by [[AnyoneCanDie Naoki Urasawa]], anyone else is free game [[spoiler:including Gesicht, the ''main character'' -- although that's likewise a ForegoneConclusion to anyone who read the original story.]]story]].



* Happens twice in the LightNovel versions of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. First at the end of Volume 1, when Touma's memories are erased permanently, as Touma is essentially a different person now. Then, at the end of Volume 22, [[spoiler: when Touma vanishes without a trace after defeating ArchangelGabriel]]. He comes back safe and sound at the end of the next Volume.

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* Happens twice in the LightNovel {{Light Novel|s}} versions of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. First at the end of Volume 1, when Touma's memories are erased permanently, as Touma is essentially a different person now. Then, at the end of Volume 22, [[spoiler: when Touma vanishes without a trace after defeating ArchangelGabriel]]. He comes back safe and sound at the end of the next Volume.



* Mind you, characters in long-running comic book series are killed and resurrected so often that it might count as [[FirstLawOfResurrection its own]] [[DeathIsCheap trope]].



** Mind you, characters in long-running comic book series are killed and resurrected so often that it might count as [[FirstLawOfResurrection its own]] [[DeathIsCheap trope]].



** ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'': After villain Nightflame steals Supergirl's soul, two Linda's co-workers examine her motionless body and declare she's dead. Before the end of the issue Supergirl's soul returned to her body.

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** ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'': After villain Nightflame steals Supergirl's soul, two of Linda's co-workers examine her motionless body and declare she's dead. Before the end of the issue Supergirl's soul returned to her body.



* Neatly {{subverted|Trope}} in an issue of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', in which Ben Grimm is killed... a couple of pages ''before'' the cliffhanger. The ''actual'' cliffhanger is Reed Richards announcing that he's found a way to bring Ben back to life.

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* ''Comicbook/FantasticFour''
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Neatly {{subverted|Trope}} in an issue of ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'', in which Ben Grimm is killed... a couple of pages ''before'' the cliffhanger. The ''actual'' cliffhanger is Reed Richards announcing that he's found a way to bring Ben back to life.



* SpiderMan was considered dead for a month, and this was when he had ''four'' ongoing titles and none of them actually featured him, and dealt with the concept of his death.

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* SpiderMan Franchise/SpiderMan was considered dead for a month, and this was when he had ''four'' ongoing titles and none of them actually featured him, and dealt with the concept of his death.



* At the end of chapter 70 of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: Harry]] is killed by ComicBook/Daken after succumbing to rage inspired by the death of [[spoiler: Luna Lovegood during a HYDRA attack on Hogwarts]] and his combat strategy is reduced to AttackAttackAttack. He returns, however, in chapter 71. The twist is not that he returns, but how: [[spoiler: he's resurrected and possessed by the absolutely enraged Phoenix, before going on a positively biblical rampage.]] As for why, it's revealed first that [[spoiler: Lily made a deal with the Phoenix to protect Harry,]] and as part of that [[spoiler: merged with Her, becoming the White Phoenix of the Crown.]]

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* At the end of chapter 70 of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', [[spoiler: Harry]] is killed by ComicBook/Daken ComicBook/{{Daken}} after succumbing to rage inspired by the death of [[spoiler: Luna Lovegood during a HYDRA attack on Hogwarts]] and his combat strategy is reduced to AttackAttackAttack. He returns, however, in chapter 71. The twist is not that he returns, but how: [[spoiler: he's resurrected and possessed by the absolutely enraged Phoenix, before going on a positively biblical rampage.]] rampage]]. As for why, it's revealed first that [[spoiler: Lily made a deal with the Phoenix to protect Harry,]] and as part of that [[spoiler: merged with Her, becoming the White Phoenix of the Crown.]]Crown]].



* Retroactively done by the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories; Holmes' DuelToTheDeath and plunge into the Reichenbach Falls with Professor Moriarty was supposed to see him KilledOffForReal -- however, Holmes was so popular with the public that Conan Doyle kept being [[FlameWar bugged]] by people to bring him back to life. Conan Doyle eventually got so sick of it that he capitulated and wrote "The Empty House", which revealed that Holmes had faked his death all along.
** This is especially interesting because the original story made it very easy to bring him back (no one [[KilledOffScreen actually saw him die]], they NeverFoundTheBody, etc). Even though he was supposed to be KilledOffForReal, modern audiences reading that just know he's coming back.

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* Retroactively done by the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' stories; Holmes' DuelToTheDeath and plunge into the Reichenbach Falls with Professor Moriarty was supposed to see him KilledOffForReal -- however, Holmes was so popular with the public that Conan Doyle kept being [[FlameWar bugged]] by people to bring him back to life. Conan Doyle eventually got so sick of it that he capitulated and wrote "The Empty House", which revealed that Holmes had faked his death all along.
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along. This is especially interesting because the original story made it very easy to bring him back (no one [[KilledOffScreen actually saw him die]], they NeverFoundTheBody, etc). Even though he was supposed to be KilledOffForReal, modern audiences reading that just know he's coming back.



* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/MirrorDance'', [[spoiler:Miles Vorkosigan takes a needle grenade to the chest during a covert operation, killing him. He's later revived thanks to the miracle of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenics]] -- but he's dead for several months, which causes major problems for his friends and family.]]
* The end of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''[[WhamEpisode Changes]]'' sees [[spoiler: Harry Dresden]] killed. The title of the next book? ''Ghost Story''. The ghost in question? [[spoiler: Harry.]]

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* In Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/MirrorDance'', [[spoiler:Miles Vorkosigan takes a needle grenade to the chest during a covert operation, killing him. He's later revived thanks to the miracle of [[HumanPopsicle cryogenics]] -- but he's dead for several months, which causes major problems for his friends and family.]]
family]].
* The end of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' novel ''[[WhamEpisode Changes]]'' ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' sees [[spoiler: Harry Dresden]] killed. The title of the next book? ''Ghost Story''. The ghost in question? [[spoiler: Harry.]]



* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', [[spoiler:Blake Thorburn gets into a fight with a demon and loses, being made an {{Unperson}} in the process]]. There's a denouement chapter of various characters reacting to the sudden absence, with his DistaffCounterpart Rose Thorburn becoming his successor as Thorburn Heir, before the narrative abruptly shifts to [[HeroOfAnotherStory Goblin hunter Maggie Holt]] for seven chapters. After that, though [[spoiler:The next chapter takes place from Blake's point of view, revealing that instead of being eaten he's fallen into an EldritchLocation called The Drains, which serves as the BellyOfTheWhale for his HerosJourney.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Pact}}'', [[spoiler:Blake Thorburn gets into a fight with a demon and loses, being made an {{Unperson}} in the process]]. There's a denouement chapter of various characters reacting to the sudden absence, with his DistaffCounterpart Rose Thorburn becoming his successor as Thorburn Heir, before the narrative abruptly shifts to [[HeroOfAnotherStory Goblin hunter Maggie Holt]] for seven chapters. After that, though [[spoiler:The next chapter takes place from Blake's point of view, revealing that instead of being eaten he's fallen into an EldritchLocation called The Drains, which serves as the BellyOfTheWhale for his HerosJourney.]][[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]]]].



* Happens to Marian in the second-to-last episode of the first season of the 2006 series of ''Series/RobinHood''. It happens again in the finale of the second series. [[spoiler:This time she stays dead]].
* Happened to Jack Bauer in season 2 of ''Series/TwentyFour'', and again in the season finale of season 4. In both instances, Bauer was clinically dead for a few minutes before being revived, which lead to the [[MemeticBadass fun fact]] "Jack Bauer died for his country and lived to tell the tale. ''Twice''."

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* Happens to Marian in the second-to-last episode of the first season of the 2006 series of ''Series/RobinHood''. It happens again in the finale of the second series. [[spoiler:This time she stays dead]].
dead.]]
* ''Series/TwentyFour''
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Happened to Jack Bauer in season 2 of ''Series/TwentyFour'', 2, and again in the season finale of season 4. In both instances, Bauer was clinically dead for a few minutes before being revived, which lead to the [[MemeticBadass fun fact]] "Jack Bauer died for his country and lived to tell the tale. ''Twice''."



* Subverted in ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' Season 2 episode "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1", in that Sam ''really does'' die at the end of the episode. Played straight, however, in that he is brought back the next episode when his brother Dean [[DealWiththeDevil sells his soul]] for him.

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* ''{{Series/Supernatural}}''
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Subverted in ''{{Series/Supernatural}}'' the Season 2 episode "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 1", in that Sam ''really does'' die at the end of the episode. Played straight, however, in that he is brought back the next episode when his brother Dean [[DealWiththeDevil sells his soul]] for him.



* In one of the season one episodes of the BBC's ''{{Series/Merlin}}'', Merlin 'dies' after drinking from a poisoned goblet to save Arthur. He is still revived, however, by the magic Gaius did moments before.

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* In one of the season one episodes of the BBC's ''{{Series/Merlin}}'', ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}'', Merlin 'dies' after drinking from a poisoned goblet to save Arthur. He is still revived, however, by the magic Gaius did moments before.



* Killing Fox Mulder at the end of the season has become somewhat of a staple in ''Series/TheXFiles'', but one case stands out: in the end of season four he has a mental breakdown, kills himself, and ''Scully confirms that he is dead''. However, in season five, it is revealed that the two of them have planned it all out to fool the traitor in the FBI.

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* Killing Fox Mulder at the end of the season has had become somewhat of a staple in ''Series/TheXFiles'', but one case stands out: in the end of season four he has a mental breakdown, kills himself, and ''Scully confirms that he is dead''. However, in season five, it is revealed that the two of them have planned it all out to fool the traitor in the FBI.



* In ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life 2}}'', if you happen to die with some rebel buddies next to you, they'll provide some parting words (before you have to start over from the last checkpoint, of course) that tend to echo the sentiment of this trope, such as "He's... he's dead!", "Now what?", and "Dibs on the suit."

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', if you happen to die with some rebel buddies next to you, they'll provide some parting words (before you have to start over from the last checkpoint, of course) that tend to echo the sentiment of this trope, such as "He's... he's dead!", "Now what?", and "Dibs on the suit."



** And in the episodes that continue the events of ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life 2}}'', Alyx has some strange habit of saying, "Look out!" or some variant thereof ''the second you die from whatever you should be looking out for.''

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** And in the episodes that continue the events of ''{{VideoGame/Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', Alyx has some strange habit of saying, "Look out!" or some variant thereof ''the second you die from whatever you should be looking out for.''



* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'' ends on a CliffHanger with Lawrence and possibly Teresa KilledOffForReal and Xing attempting to [[CleanPrettyReliable resuscitate]] Logan. According to John Garvin, the series has ended, so it's more of a BolivianArmyEnding.

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* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: Logan's Shadow'' ends on a CliffHanger with Lawrence and possibly Teresa KilledOffForReal and Xing attempting to [[CleanPrettyReliable [[CPRCleanPrettyReliable resuscitate]] Logan. According to John Garvin, the series has ended, so it's more of a BolivianArmyEnding.



* Spoony and the Critic have nothing on their fellow reviewer {{WebVideo/Phelous}}, who almost always dies OncePerEpisode (or is DeadAllAlong, or is killed at the start and the Phelous from the next episode shows up to do the review, or...); even when he cameos he has a nasty habit of not surviving long.

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* Spoony and the Critic have nothing on their fellow reviewer {{WebVideo/Phelous}}, [[TheyKilledKennyAgain who almost always dies dies]] OncePerEpisode (or is DeadAllAlong, or is killed at the start and the Phelous from the next episode shows up to do the review, or...); even when he cameos he has a nasty habit of not surviving long.



* This happened to ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' a lot, as in in [[OnceAnEpisode every single episode]] during the silent shorts. During the half-hour episodes [=Æ=]on tended to survive, with some partial exceptions: One episode where a copy of her kills the original (which was planned all along), another where she's trapped in a sea of paralytic fluid at the end (although the fluid could be neutralized), and another where she seems to die multiple times, but [[MindScrew nobody knows what the hell was literal in that episode anyway.]] [[spoiler: Explained somewhat in the video game.]]

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* This happened to ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' a lot, as in in [[OnceAnEpisode [[OncePerEpisode every single episode]] during the silent shorts. During the half-hour episodes [=Æ=]on tended to survive, with some partial exceptions: One episode where a copy of her kills the original (which was planned all along), another where she's trapped in a sea of paralytic fluid at the end (although the fluid could be neutralized), and another where she seems to die multiple times, but [[MindScrew nobody knows what the hell was literal in that episode anyway.]] [[spoiler: Explained somewhat in the video game.]]
18th Mar '17 7:20:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlueReconstruction'' ends with [[spoiler:the death of the series' protagonist, Church]]. Played with, in that [[spoiler:Church really does die and stay dead]], but in the next season [[spoiler: aversion of him comes back in the form of a LivingMemory]].

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* ''Machinima/RedVsBlueReconstruction'' ''[[Machinima/RedVsBlueTheRecollection Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction]]'' ends with [[spoiler:the death of the series' protagonist, Church]]. Played with, in that [[spoiler:Church really does die and stay dead]], but in the next season [[spoiler: aversion of him comes back in the form of a LivingMemory]].
18th Mar '17 7:19:08 PM nombretomado
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* Chapter 16 of the 2010 ''{{Franchise/Neopets}}'' story arc, "The Faeries Ruin", ends with Hanso [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] after destroying the artifact.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Reconstruction'' ends with [[spoiler:the death of the series' protagonist, Church]]. Played with, in that [[spoiler:Church really does die and stay dead]], but in the next season [[spoiler: aversion of him comes back in the form of a LivingMemory]].

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* Chapter 16 of the 2010 ''{{Franchise/Neopets}}'' ''{{Website/Neopets}}'' story arc, "The Faeries Ruin", ends with Hanso [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] after destroying the artifact.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue: Reconstruction'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlueReconstruction'' ends with [[spoiler:the death of the series' protagonist, Church]]. Played with, in that [[spoiler:Church really does die and stay dead]], but in the next season [[spoiler: aversion of him comes back in the form of a LivingMemory]].
5th Jan '17 2:38:31 PM rafi
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** At the end of the second-to-last issue of ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Darkseid apparently disintegrates Kara.
28th Dec '16 2:56:15 AM Tron80
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** At the end of the second-to-last issue of ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Darkseid apparently disintegrates Kara.
26th Dec '16 12:39:32 PM MiddleEighth
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*In one of the most shocking moments in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', George drowns in the Hungry Sea after the boat they're in falls apart and his ring sticks. However, he wakes up at the beginning of the next chapter, which leads to an even more shocking moment.
28th Nov '16 11:44:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him."''
--> -- '''Music/CrashTestDummies''', "Franchise/{{Superman}}'s Song"
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* ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'': After villain Nightflame steals Supergirl's soul, two Linda's co-workers examine her motionless body and declare she's dead. Before the end of the issue Supergirl's soul returned to her body.

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* ** ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'': After villain Nightflame steals Supergirl's soul, two Linda's co-workers examine her motionless body and declare she's dead. Before the end of the issue Supergirl's soul returned to her body.
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