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26th Jul '16 11:09:37 PM PaulA
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* It is mentioned in the Literature/EarthseaTrilogy that one wizard used to summon souls of ancient kings and wizards for royal council. It ended up with him being exiled, since, apparently, the advices of the dead are of little use to the living.

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* It is mentioned in the Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Literature/{{Earthsea}} series that one wizard used to summon souls of ancient kings and wizards for royal council. It ended up with him being exiled, since, apparently, the advices of the dead are of little use to the living.
5th Jul '16 1:24:12 PM OlmoJV
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* The plot of ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' is set after ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', and it begins with [[VillainProtagonist the Horned King]] being resurrected for a period of 18 months by [[CosmicEntities the Fates]] and half-forced on a seemingly [[ImpossibleTask impossible]] {{redemption quest}}: earning a human's love. Nothing else is revealed about the reasons for this other than the Fates are [[GodsHandsAreTied obliged to it]] for unclear reasons. The Horned King is promised a full freedom from [[SoulJar the Black Cauldron]] for successful completion of the quest and [[AndIMustScream permanent imprisonment]] into it for failure.
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17th Jun '16 4:20:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* Kay Dutch in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' is killed at the beginning of the novel by teenager as revenge for accidentally killing the boy's sister. While DeathIsCheap (as long as you can afford the price) in this 'verse, Kay has not yet paid for his resurrection (must always be done up-front). He is amazed to find himself alive and finds out that it's because of this trope. The owner of the [=aTan=] Corporation (who has the monopoly on resurrection) brings Kay back to life in order to escort his son and heir to a remote planet on a secret assignment. The guy was specifically looking for a professional bodyguard who dies without paying for a resurrection.

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* Kay Dutch in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' is killed at the beginning of the novel by teenager as revenge for accidentally killing the boy's sister. While DeathIsCheap (as long as you can afford the price) in this 'verse, Kay has not yet paid for his resurrection (must always be done up-front). He is amazed to find himself alive and finds out that it's because of this trope. The owner of the [=aTan=] Corporation (who has the monopoly on resurrection) brings Kay back to life in order to escort his son and heir to a remote planet on a secret assignment. The guy was specifically looking for a professional bodyguard who dies without paying for a resurrection. Kay later finds out that he's far from the first person hired for the job, likely in a similar manner.
16th Jun '16 11:49:07 PM Koveras
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* ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]]'' ''opens'' with Link being resurrected [[spoiler: when the Calamity Ganon, sealed for 100 years, is about to break free of its seal and ravage Hyrule once again.]]

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* ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]]'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' ''opens'' with Link being resurrected [[spoiler: when the Calamity Ganon, sealed for 100 years, is about to break free of its seal and ravage Hyrule once again.]]
16th Jun '16 5:44:33 PM wwtoonlinkfan
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* ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]]'' ''opens'' with Link being resurrected [[spoiler: when the Calamity Ganon, sealed for 100 years, is about to break free of its seal and ravage Hyrule once again.]]
11th Feb '16 3:58:03 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* In the new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' the Time Lords try this with TheMaster, thinking his underhanded deviousness would make him a great soldier. However they forgot his [[DirtyCoward natural tendency towards self-preservation]] and he [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere legged it]].

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* In the new series of ''Series/DoctorWho'' the Time Lords try this with TheMaster, thinking his underhanded deviousness would make him a great soldier. soldier for fighting the Time War. However they forgot his [[DirtyCoward natural tendency towards self-preservation]] and when he was confronted with the horror of the Time War, he immediately decided to [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere legged leg it]].
19th Jan '16 3:05:05 PM fruitstripegum
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': This is basically what the Kernelsprites are for. Kernelsprites, when properly prototyped, will be capable of functioning as guides to the player, as well as a CrutchCharacter. Prototyping is done by chucking objects into the Kernel, and by an unspoken rule at least one of these items ''should'' be the remains of a dearly departed. The resulting Sprite takes on characteristics of everything that was thrown in, but failing to include something capable of speech, or at least something sentient, will result in a largely ineffectual guide, as well as a missed opportunity to reunite with a loved one.
* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'': Happens to Casey's fantasy world counterpart, the court wizard, who was killed while trying to take over the world. The queen decided he was a shoe-in for the job as Evil Vizier (which mandates scheming, backstabbing and attempts at usurpation).
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* ''RollToDodgePrincessCelestia'' has Teddy Roosevelt do this.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': This is basically what the Kernelsprites are for. Kernelsprites, when properly prototyped, will be capable of functioning as guides to the player, as well as a CrutchCharacter. Prototyping is done by chucking objects into the Kernel, and by an unspoken rule at least one of these items ''should'' be the remains of a dearly departed. The resulting Sprite takes on characteristics of everything that was thrown in, but failing to include something capable of speech, or at least something sentient, will result in a largely ineffectual guide, as well as a missed opportunity to reunite with a loved one.
* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'': Happens to Casey's fantasy world counterpart, the court wizard, who was killed while trying to take over the world. The queen decided he was a shoe-in for the job as Evil Vizier (which mandates scheming, backstabbing and attempts at usurpation).
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* ''RollToDodgePrincessCelestia'' has Teddy Roosevelt do this.
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20th Dec '15 5:56:25 AM Morgenthaler
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May involve a trip to the afterlife, in which case this can overlap with DevilsJobOffer.
9th Dec '15 10:40:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' has Shao Kahn resurrect Shang Tsung because of a magical orb that increases in power depending on how evil the user is.

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* ''MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' ''WesternAnimation/MortalKombatDefendersOfTheRealm'' has Shao Kahn resurrect Shang Tsung because of a magical orb that increases in power depending on how evil the user is.
11th Oct '15 10:20:50 AM nombretomado
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* [[GreenGoblin Norman Osborn]] brings back ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'s brother [[CainAndAbel Barney Barton]], also known as [[EvilCounterpart Trickshot]], from a morgue, [[FridgeLogic despite being dead for several years]] both in RealLife and ComicBookTime, [[DeathIsCheap just to show how Comic Book Death works]], in order to join up with a new team of ComicBook/DarkAvengers.

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* [[GreenGoblin Norman Osborn]] ComicBook/NormanOsborn brings back ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}'s brother [[CainAndAbel Barney Barton]], also known as [[EvilCounterpart Trickshot]], from a morgue, [[FridgeLogic despite being dead for several years]] both in RealLife and ComicBookTime, [[DeathIsCheap just to show how Comic Book Death works]], in order to join up with a new team of ComicBook/DarkAvengers.
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