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30th Dec '17 2:30:29 PM schielman
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* ''FanFic/WalkOnTheMoon'' [[spoiler:Rei was gone for two weeks when she performed the reverse summoning jutsu. Jounin who are gone for a few days are written off as dead, and Rei was only an academy student at the time. Considering how devastated her family was and the fact that her disappearance coincided with the Uchiha massacre, it is [[PlayedForDrama very serious matter]].]]
29th Dec '17 11:30:18 PM jamespolk
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* ''Literature/TwoKindsOfTruth'': Harry Bosch is surprised when his appeal for help in the 15-year-old Esme Tavares missing person case results in Esme Tavares contacting him. It seems that Tavares, who was presumed dead by everyone after she disappeared from her home while her infant daughter slept in a crib, had simply skipped out on a bad marriage and changed her name.
29th Dec '17 4:19:46 PM GlassSpires
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When a character who is alive is mistakenly believed to be dead. Quite often includes the character being shown his own death certificate. Often includes being declared LegallyDead, but isn't necessarily restricted to that. May result in a case of AttendingYourOwnFuneral and hearing a PrematureEulogy. Compare FakingTheDead, where the character deliberately misleads people into believing that he's dead, and NoOneCouldSurviveThat, where the character incidentally creates this impression by doing something that by all rights ''should'' have killed him.

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When a character who is alive is mistakenly believed to be dead. Quite often includes the character being shown his own death certificate. Often includes being declared LegallyDead, but isn't necessarily restricted to that. May result in a case of AttendingYourOwnFuneral and hearing a PrematureEulogy. Compare FakingTheDead, where the character deliberately misleads people into believing that he's dead, and NoOneCouldSurviveThat, where the character incidentally creates this impression by doing surviving something that by all rights ''should'' have killed him.
26th Dec '17 2:22:56 AM jormis29
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', a suddenly speaking Doomsday gloats that "The rumors of my stupidity were greatly exaggerated". In a way, this is this trope as both Doomsday and the person actually riding him, Brainiac, were thought dead by this point (Doomsday was presumed dead at the end of ''Hunter/Prey'' and Brainiac was seemingly killed at the start of ''Doomsday Wars''.)

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', ''ComicBook/SupermanTheDoomsdayWars'', a suddenly speaking Doomsday gloats that "The rumors of my stupidity were greatly exaggerated". In a way, this is this trope as both Doomsday and the person actually riding him, Brainiac, were thought dead by this point (Doomsday was presumed dead at the end of ''Hunter/Prey'' ''[[ComicBook/SupermanDoomsdayHunterPrey Hunter/Prey]]'' and Brainiac was seemingly killed at the start of ''Doomsday Wars''.)
21st Dec '17 10:21:56 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]] seems to be written off as dead by his friends for most of the King Piccolo saga, even though there's no indication of him actually dying. He just went after the mutant that killed Krillin and Bulma already declares him killed in action, not even considering the possibility that he might still be alive.
** For that matter, King Piccolo thought the same thing after their first battle where he seemingly killed him. He was quite surprised when Goku arrived to save Tien.
* Lyon in Manga/FairyTail. After his supposed demise, he returns to the group very nearly invoking this trope by name.
* This happens to Luffy a few times in ''Manga/OnePiece'' where after receiving a vicious CurbStompBattle, his enemy thinks he's dead...[[{{Determinator}} until he returns to challenge them again]]. This happened with Crocodile...twice!
** Another instant was during TimeSkip, where everyone thought the entire Straw Hat crew was dead because they had been gone for two years, not know they were actually training in secret. This gave a bunch of impostors the opportunity to take advantage of their MIA status and impersonate them, [[PaperThinDisguise though not very well]]. After Sentomaru exposed the frauds, the pirates they had recruited truly thought Luffy was dead...until Sentomaru revealed that [[BullyingADragon the guy the fake Luffy was threatening was the real deal]], indicating that the Straw Hats were alive after all.

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* [[Manga/DragonBall Goku]] Goku from ''Manga/DragonBall'' seems to be written off as dead by his friends for most of the King Piccolo saga, even though there's no indication of him actually dying. He just went after the mutant that killed Krillin and Bulma already declares him killed in action, not even considering the possibility that he might still be alive.
** For that matter,
alive. King Piccolo thought the same thing after their first battle where he seemingly killed him. He him; he was quite surprised when Goku arrived to save Tien.
* Lyon in Manga/FairyTail.''Manga/FairyTail''. After his supposed demise, he returns to the group very nearly invoking this trope by name.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
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This happens to Luffy a few times in ''Manga/OnePiece'' where after receiving a vicious CurbStompBattle, his enemy thinks he's dead...[[{{Determinator}} until he returns to challenge them again]]. This happened with Crocodile...twice!
** Another instant was during During the TimeSkip, where everyone thought the entire Straw Hat crew was dead because they had been gone for two years, not know they were actually training in secret. This gave a bunch of impostors the opportunity to take advantage of their MIA status and impersonate them, [[PaperThinDisguise though not very well]]. After Sentomaru exposed the frauds, the pirates they had recruited truly thought Luffy was dead...until Sentomaru revealed that [[BullyingADragon the guy the fake Luffy was threatening was the real deal]], indicating that the Straw Hats were alive after all.



** Surprsingly, the Big Mom Pirates make this assumption of Sanji Retrieval Team during a meeting, due to a combination of unaware facts and Opera lying about Jinbe freeing Luffy and Nami [[YouHaveFailedMe to avoid punishment]]. Because of this, the Straw Hats were able to be successful WeddingSmashers.
* [[Anime/TekkenBloodVengeance Heihachi Mishima]] [[TheReveal is not as dead as most people think.]] [[MeleeATrois He shows up for the three-way brawl between himself, his son and grandson.]]

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** Surprsingly, the The Big Mom Pirates make this assumption of Sanji Retrieval Team during a meeting, due to a combination of unaware facts and Opera lying about Jinbe freeing Luffy and Nami [[YouHaveFailedMe to avoid punishment]]. Because of this, the Straw Hats were able to be successful WeddingSmashers.
* [[Anime/TekkenBloodVengeance Heihachi Mishima]] [[TheReveal Mishima from ''Anime/TekkenBloodVengeance'' is not as dead as most people think.]] think. [[MeleeATrois He shows up for the three-way brawl between himself, his son and grandson.]]



* Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: In part 2, [[spoiler:[[ThoseWackyNazis Stroheim]]]] is believed dead by Joseph, only to show up later. [[spoiler:[[StupidJetpackHitler As a cyborg.]]]]

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* Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure: ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'':
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In part 2, [[spoiler:[[ThoseWackyNazis Stroheim]]]] is believed dead by Joseph, only to show up later. [[spoiler:[[StupidJetpackHitler As a cyborg.]]]]
10th Dec '17 4:04:10 PM Overfiend
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** Reporter/novelist Edmund Grey was believed killed when an adversary blew up his car. Grey walked into the middle of his own funeral service on his family grounds at the Wildwind estate to the shock of everyone present.
21st Nov '17 12:03:56 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil and Lalli try to escape a giant via a frozen body of water, but the fact that it can't hold Emil results in Lalli killing the giant via a burst of magic that shatters both the giant and the ice. They manage to escape on an ice floe and get ashore somewhere far away from the rest of the crew. When Sigrun backtracks the next morning looking for them, all she finds is the giant's exploded corpse right nest to the part of the body of water that got its ice blown to bits in the explosion. She comes to the conclusion anyone would, and tells the rest of crew upon returning.

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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil and Lalli try to escape a giant via a frozen body of water, but the fact that it can't hold Emil results in Lalli killing the giant via a burst of magic that shatters both the giant and the ice. They manage to escape on an ice floe and get ashore somewhere far away from the rest of the crew. When Sigrun backtracks the next morning looking for them, all she finds is the giant's exploded corpse right nest next to the part of the body of water that got its ice blown to bits in by the explosion.magic burst. She comes to the conclusion anyone would, and tells the rest of crew upon returning.
20th Nov '17 11:59:50 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Emil and Lalli try to escape a giant via a frozen body of water, but the fact that it can't hold Emil results in Lalli killing the giant via a burst of magic that shatters both the giant and the ice. They manage to escape on an ice floe and get ashore somewhere far away from the rest of the crew. When Sigrun backtracks the next morning looking for them, all she finds is the giant's exploded corpse right nest to the part of the body of water that got its ice blown to bits in the explosion. She comes to the conclusion anyone would, and tells the rest of crew upon returning.
19th Nov '17 9:00:23 AM twilicorn
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* Country music pioneer Ray Price was also a victim of the premature obituary, as many national news outlets (from ''Rolling Stone'' to the ''USA Today'') had reported the singer's purported passing on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, from cancer only for Price's wife, Janie, to reveal that although he was near death, he was still alive. [[http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/reports-of-country-legend-ray-prices-death-have-been-premature.html/ See this link for more details.]] Incidentally, Price did die approximately a day after the premature obituaries were announced online, leaving behind one of the greatest legacies ever in country music.

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* Country music pioneer Ray Price was also a victim of the premature obituary, as many national news outlets (from ''Rolling Stone'' to the ''USA Today'') had reported the singer's purported passing on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, from cancer only for Price's wife, Janie, to reveal that although he was near death, he was still alive. [[http://popcultureblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/reports-of-country-legend-ray-prices-death-have-been-premature.html/ See this link for more details.]] [[TemptingFate Incidentally, Price did die approximately a day after the premature obituaries were announced online, online,]] leaving behind one of the greatest legacies ever in country music.
15th Oct '17 4:16:35 AM MagiMecha
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', a suddenly speaking Doomsday gloats that "The rumors of my stupidity were greatly exaggerated''. In a way, this is this trope as both Doomsday and the person actually riding him, Brainiac, were thought dead by this point (Doomsday was presumed dead at the end of ''Hunter/Prey'' and Brainiac was seemingly killed at the start of ''Doomsday Wars''.)

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' mini-series ''The Doomsday Wars'', a suddenly speaking Doomsday gloats that "The rumors of my stupidity were greatly exaggerated''.exaggerated". In a way, this is this trope as both Doomsday and the person actually riding him, Brainiac, were thought dead by this point (Doomsday was presumed dead at the end of ''Hunter/Prey'' and Brainiac was seemingly killed at the start of ''Doomsday Wars''.)
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