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15th Jan '17 11:37:23 AM Sunburst
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* Creator/RudyardKipling was also once declared dead by a magazine, to which he wrote a letter saying [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers."]]
3rd Jan '17 1:05:20 PM hszmv1
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** In the 40th anniversary special, many jokes were made at the expense of one former cast member that listed him as a beloved cast member that was no longer with us, only to cut to him, sitting in the Live Studio Audience, reacting as if this was news to him. Culminated with him being listed in the end of a montage of all the deceased cast and crew, with the slow motion of his WTH expression from earlier and somber music.
** Inverted with Generalissimo Fransisco Franco, who has been correctly reported as still dead... but Weekend Update still maintains reporters on the scene in the event that his condition changes. [[Note: The Original Gag was spoofing the media reports over-reporting his failing health in an attempt to avoid this trope.[[/Note]]
30th Oct '16 5:26:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* Occurs almost ''verbatim'' early in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', upon discovering that Shendu is very much alive and in possession of the Dark Hand's boss, Valmont:

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* Occurs almost ''verbatim'' early in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', upon discovering that Shendu is very much alive has returned (as a ghost) and in possession of the Dark Hand's boss, Valmont:



* In the 90s ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon, Tony [[FakingTheDead fakes Iron Man's death]] (this was back when he still had a secret identity in the comics) after he goes off the rails in "Armor Wars". When he gets back in the saddle, he drops the line. "Iron Man lives." Unfortunately, this had the negative side effect of [[WeWereYourTeam most of his team]] [[WhatTheHellHero leaving him in disgust]] because [[LockedOutOfTheLoop he let them believe he was dead]].

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* In the 90s ''WesternAnimation/IronMan'' cartoon, Tony [[FakingTheDead fakes Iron Man's death]] (this was back when he still had a secret identity in the comics) after he goes off the rails in "Armor Wars". When he gets back in the saddle, he drops the line. line, attributing it to Mark Twain. "Iron Man lives." Unfortunately, this had the negative side effect of [[WeWereYourTeam most of his team]] [[WhatTheHellHero leaving him in disgust]] because [[LockedOutOfTheLoop he let them believe he was dead]].
28th Oct '16 11:19:30 AM Blazer
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* PlayedForLaughs with the final ''[[LetsPlay/AchievementHunterMinecraftSeries Let's Play Minecraft]]'' with Creator/RayNarvaezJr as part of Creator/AchievementHunter as the team keeps treating Ray's last day as if he's going to die and Ray responding that he's not dying. The fandom tends to play along with this joke.
23rd Oct '16 5:26:08 AM SimiOfDoom
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*Drizzt thought [[spoiler: Jarlaxle]] dead since the end of ''Gauntlgrym'', the first book of ''Literature/TheNeverwinterSaga'', but he is rescued by the drow mercenary in ''The Last Threshold''. Drizzt even runs up to hug him, while he banters about his supposed death.
21st Oct '16 12:29:25 PM cricri3007
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* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'': Falstad Wildhammer gets to name-drop the trope for one of his StopPokingMe quotes as a reference to an [[http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Shirt_Guy incident]] where [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard]] fudged their own lore for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', making this an unusual meta example. There's also this gem from his bio:

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* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'': ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm'':
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Falstad Wildhammer gets to name-drop the trope for one of his StopPokingMe quotes as a reference to an [[http://wowwiki.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Shirt_Guy incident]] where [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard]] fudged their own lore for ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', making this an unusual meta example. There's also this gem from his bio:


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** Medhiv has a StopPokingMe that differ a bit:
-->'''Medhiv:''' Reports of my death were greatly exxagerated. I mean, I ''did'' die, but people love to embelish.
14th Oct '16 6:47:48 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Ana was counter-sniped [[EyeScream in the eye]] by Widowmaker during a crucial rescue mission and was presumed to be killed. Declaring this [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure]] due to the personal circumstances of her mistake, she decided it would be better if the world thought she died, keeping her survival and recovery a secret.

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** Ana was counter-sniped [[EyeScream in the eye]] by Widowmaker during a crucial rescue mission and was presumed to be killed. Declaring this [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure]] due to the personal circumstances of her mistake, she decided it would be better if the world thought she died, [[FakingTheDead keeping her survival and recovery a secret.secret]].
14th Oct '16 4:01:56 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Ana was counter-sniped [[EyeScream in the eye]] by Widowmaker during a crucial rescue mission and was presumed to be killed. Declaring this [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure]], she decided it would be better if the world thought she died, keeping her survival and recovery a secret.

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** Ana was counter-sniped [[EyeScream in the eye]] by Widowmaker during a crucial rescue mission and was presumed to be killed. Declaring this [[MyGreatestFailure her greatest failure]], failure]] due to the personal circumstances of her mistake, she decided it would be better if the world thought she died, keeping her survival and recovery a secret.
14th Oct '16 4:00:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** Hanzo was forced by his organized crime clan to kill his younger brother Genji, and Genji was thought to be dead as a result. In reality, Overwatch saved his life, giving him a new cyborb body. The revealation that Genji is alive leaves some rather deep-seated issues with Hanzo, who had been paying respects to the presumed-dead Genji every year until Genji in his new body showed up.

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** Hanzo was forced by his organized crime clan to kill his younger brother Genji, and Genji was thought to be dead as a result. In reality, Overwatch saved his life, giving him a new cyborb cyborg body. The revealation that Genji is alive leaves some rather deep-seated issues with within Hanzo, who had been paying respects to the presumed-dead Genji every year until Genji in his new body showed up.
14th Oct '16 4:00:25 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** [[spoiler:Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes were last seen caught in an explosion that destroyed Overwatch headquarters, resulting in the two being declared dead.]] They survive to this day as Solder: 76 and Reaper, respectively.

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** [[spoiler:Jack Morrison and Gabriel Reyes were last seen caught in an explosion that destroyed Overwatch headquarters, resulting in the two being declared dead.]] They survive to this day as Solder: Soldier: 76 and Reaper, respectively.
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