History Main / ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated

25th Aug '16 4:52:04 PM twilicorn
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* When words of Sir George Martin, of Music/TheBeatles fame, has passed away at 8 March 2016, people are mistaking him and Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Georgy [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/477607.html had to dispel in his LiveJournal account.]]

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* When words of Sir George Martin, of Music/TheBeatles fame, has passed away at 8 died in March 2016, people are mistaking confused him and Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Georgy with Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, who [[http://grrm.livejournal.com/477607.html had to dispel in dispelled rumors of his own death on his LiveJournal account.]] ]]
* A clickbait article titled "These celebrities died without anyone knowing" was highlighted with a picture of Creator/JenniferCoolidge. When someone pointed this out to her on Twitter, she responded "Yes, I am dead, and it's great!"
20th Aug '16 1:47:27 AM JackG
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* In ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. During WW2, Brigadier Slim encounters some British troops under his command fleeing an attack by Italian bombers. They earnestly inform him they are the {{sole survivor}}s after their unit was wiped out, one of them adding that the brigadier is dead as well. Slim assures them that he's very much alive, then orders them back to their unit (which is still intact, just demoralized having never been in combat before).
14th Aug '16 12:30:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Doctor Halsey quotes this trope in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. The casualty reports had listed her as K.I.A., or so Noble Team thought.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Doctor Halsey quotes this trope in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. The casualty reports had listed her as K.I.A., or so Noble Team thought.
6th Aug '16 9:13:43 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', for half the second season, Dipper was under the assumption that Agents Powers and Trigger were eaten by the zombie hoard. In "Not What He Seems", he learns otherwise.
1st Aug '16 11:50:24 AM cartoonfan945
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* Prior to his real death in 2008, Doctor Who regular Kevin Stoney (Mavic Chen, Tobias Vaughn, and Tyrum) was reported dead in 1985 according to Dreamwatch. However, he appeared at a convention 2 years later to prove he's still alive, which shocked many fans.
1st Aug '16 12:00:52 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''WebComic/OrderOfTheStick, after Roy defeats Xyklon in the Redmountains, he thought he finally fulfilled his mission, unaware that Redcloak had a SoulJar that would enable Xyklon to regenerate his body. It wasn't until the Azure City saga where Roy learned from his father that Xyklon was still alive.

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* In ''WebComic/OrderOfTheStick, ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', after Roy defeats Xyklon in the Redmountains, he thought he finally fulfilled his mission, unaware that Redcloak had a SoulJar that would enable Xyklon to regenerate his body. It wasn't until the Azure City saga where Roy learned from his father that Xyklon was still alive.
1st Aug '16 12:00:12 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''WebComic/OrderOfTheStick, after Roy defeats Xyklon in the Redmountains, he thought he finally fulfilled his mission, unaware that Redcloak had a SoulJar that would enable Xyklon to regenerate his body. It wasn't until the Azure City saga where Roy learned from his father that Xyklon was still alive.
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28th Jul '16 5:50:22 AM Clare
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* DisneyDeath: The audience witnesses an apparent death, but the character is still alive.

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* DisneyDeath: The audience witnesses an apparent death, but the character is still alive. Often overlaps with
27th Jul '16 2:55:17 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', after the titular hero was seemingly crushed in a battle with Shocker, Marko and O'hirn take advantage of it by robbing a store. When Spidey shows up to foil them, he tries to quote the trope name but fails and just tells them to tell Shocker he wants a rematch.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', after the titular hero was seemingly [[TheWallsAreClosingIn crushed to death]] in a battle with Shocker, Marko and O'hirn take advantage of it by robbing a store. When Spidey shows up to foil them, he tries to quote the trope name but fails and just tells them to tell Shocker he wants a rematch.
27th Jul '16 1:30:17 PM haloinsider
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* In the ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' [[InNameOnly movie]], Johnny Rico's friends bring him a copy of his own death certificate, while he's still in the hospital recovering from his wounds. They all have a big laugh over it, except for Rico's LoveInterest, who doesn't know the report was incorrect.
** Later on, her JerkAss boyfriend discovers Rico is still alive, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold immediately informs]] the LoveInterest.



* In ''Film/BeatTheDevil'', Peterson and Dannreuther are pushing a broken-down car along a mountain road when it gets away from them and careens off a cliff into the sea. They are reported as dead, which surprises them when they return. Besides being funny, this is plot-relevant: Harry finds out about the uranium scheme when Rovello, believing his partner to be dead, approaches Harry and tries to get him to join.
* John Wayne's character in ''Film/BigJake'' hears everyone he meets tell him that they thought he had died. Eventually, Big Jake gets so annoyed, he promises to kill the next person to say it to him—who, of course, turns out to be the BigBad...
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar''. Urquhart's paratroopers are quite astonished when the General turns up alive, having been holded up in a Dutch house for several days. Unfortunately things have gotten even worse since he was away.
* In ''Film/CastAway'', Chuck Noland is declared dead after being stranded on a deserted island for years. They even held a funeral for him.
-->'''Chuck Noland:''' "You had a coffin? What was in it?"



** Plissken mutters to the Girl in the coffee store, "I ''am'' dead."
* In ''Film/SullivansTravels'', famous director Sullivan is believed to have been run over by a train and killed. It was actually a bum wearing Sullivan's shoes. He's actually in jail, but no one knows he's not dead until he finds a way to escape and make his existence public.
* The same thing was done previously to John Wayne's character in ''Film/BigJake''. Eventually, Big Jake gets so annoyed, he promises to kill the next person to say it to him—who, of course, turns out to be the BigBad...
* In ''Film/CastAway'', Chuck Noland is declared dead after being stranded on a deserted island for years. They even held a funeral for him.
-->'''Chuck Noland:''' "You had a coffin? What was in it?"

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** Plissken mutters to the Girl in the coffee store, "I ''am'' dead."
dead.
* In ''Film/SullivansTravels'', famous director Sullivan Exploited by the hero in ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}''. Joe is believed to have been run over by a train and killed. It was presumed dead but actually a bum wearing Sullivan's shoes. He's actually escaped the fire and explosion at the jail house which was brought on by an [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]]. He then stays in jail, but no one knows he's not hiding to watch the townspeople get sentenced to death for his murder.
* In ''[[Film/TheJungleBook The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story]]'', Shere Khan is shot and presumed
dead until early in the film. When he finds a way to escape and make his existence public.
* The same thing
returns later, he reveals that he was done previously to John Wayne's character in ''Film/BigJake''. Eventually, Big Jake gets so annoyed, he promises to kill merely ShotInTheAss.
* Word for word, this trope is
the next person to say it to him—who, of course, turns out to be tagline for the BigBad...
* In ''Film/CastAway'', Chuck Noland
''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' sequel ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', confirming that Harry Hart is declared dead after being stranded on a deserted island for years. They even held a funeral for him.
-->'''Chuck Noland:''' "You had a coffin? What was in it?"
somehow still alive.



* In ''Film/TooManyHusbands,'' Bill Cardew was declared LegallyDead after a boating accident, but he was actually stuck on a DesertedIsland for a year. Meanwhile, his wife marries his business partner and best friend, leading to some awkwardness when Bill returns.
* Played with in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. "Reports of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated."



* In ''[[Film/TheJungleBook The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story]]'', Shere Khan is shot and presumed dead early in the film. When he returns later, he reveals that he was merely ShotInTheAss.



* Exploited by the hero in ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}''. Joe is presumed dead but actually escaped the fire and explosion at the jail house which was brought on by an [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]]. He then stays in hiding to watch the townspeople get sentenced to death for his murder.
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar''. Urquhart's paratroopers are quite astonished when the General turns up alive, having been holded up in a Dutch house for several days. Unfortunately things have gotten even worse since he was away.
* In ''Film/BeatTheDevil'', Peterson and Dannreuther are pushing a broken-down car along a mountain road when it gets away from them and careens off a cliff into the sea. They are reported as dead, which surprises them when they return. Besides being funny, this is plot-relevant: Harry finds out about the uranium scheme when Rovello, believing his partner to be dead, approaches Harry and tries to get him to join.
* Word for word, this trope is the tagline for the ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' sequel ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', confirming that Harry Hart is somehow still alive.

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* Exploited by Played with in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. "Reports of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated."
* In
the hero ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' [[InNameOnly movie]], Johnny Rico's friends bring him a copy of his own death certificate, while he's still in ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}''. Joe the hospital recovering from his wounds. They all have a big laugh over it, except for Rico's LoveInterest, who doesn't know the report was incorrect.
** Later on, her JerkAss boyfriend discovers Rico
is presumed dead but still alive, and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold immediately informs]] the LoveInterest.
* In ''Film/SullivansTravels'', famous director Sullivan is believed to have been run over by a train and killed. It was
actually escaped the fire a bum wearing Sullivan's shoes. He's actually in jail, but no one knows he's not dead until he finds a way to escape and explosion at the jail house which make his existence public.
* In ''Film/TooManyHusbands,'' Bill Cardew
was brought on by an [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]]. He then stays in hiding to watch the townspeople get sentenced to death for his murder.
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar''. Urquhart's paratroopers are quite astonished when the General turns up alive, having been holded up in
declared LegallyDead after a Dutch house for several days. Unfortunately things have gotten even worse since boating accident, but he was away.
* In ''Film/BeatTheDevil'', Peterson and Dannreuther are pushing
actually stuck on a broken-down car along DesertedIsland for a mountain road when it gets away from them and careens off a cliff into the sea. They are reported as dead, which surprises them when they return. Besides being funny, this is plot-relevant: Harry finds out about the uranium scheme when Rovello, believing year. Meanwhile, his wife marries his business partner to be dead, approaches Harry and tries best friend, leading to get him to join.
some awkwardness when Bill returns.
* Word for word, this trope is In ''Film/VanillaSky'', following the tagline for the ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' sequel ''Film/KingsmanTheGoldenCircle'', confirming [[spoiler: car crash]], Tom Cruise's character at one point mildly jokes that Harry Hart is somehow still alive."The rumors of my death have been mildly exaggerated."
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