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16th Sep '16 5:45:21 PM karstovich2
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* A few years ago, there were a number of rumors that actress Creator/NatashaLyonne was at death's door, due to various drug addictions. According to Website/IMDb, she's still alive.

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* A few years ago, there were a number of rumors that actress Creator/NatashaLyonne was at death's door, due to various drug addictions. According to Website/IMDb, Website/IMDb and the entire run of ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' (in which she is a part of the main ensemble), she's still alive.
27th Aug '16 7:59:33 AM Eddy1215
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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 something that by all rights ''should'' have killed him.
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See also FirstLawOfResurrection, where character was meant to be KilledOffForReal, but was brought back from the dead in sequels. A form of DramaticIrony if the audience is aware he's alive while the characters aren't.

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A favorite tactic of supernatural killers, who return in the sequels after thought to be destroyed in the previous film.

See also FirstLawOfResurrection, where character was meant to be KilledOffForReal, but was brought back from the dead in sequels. A form of DramaticIrony if the audience is aware he's alive while the characters aren't.
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27th Aug '16 7:59:33 AM Eddy1215
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27th Aug '16 7:38:00 AM erforce
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* In ''ComicBook/MarvelOneHundredthAnniversarySpecial'', Vance Astro (actually [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Peter Quill]] a.k.a Starlord), mentions the trope by name after unmasking himself.

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* In ''ComicBook/MarvelOneHundredthAnniversarySpecial'', Vance Astro (actually [[GuardiansOfTheGalaxy [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Peter Quill]] a.k.a Starlord), mentions the trope by name after unmasking himself.
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.
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