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3rd Feb '17 4:21:43 PM Xtifr
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* A related concept appears in Charles Sheffield's story "Out of Copyright" -- past geniuses are cloned and recruited as research scientists. Under the "copyright" rules referenced in the title, only people dead for seventy-five years may be cloned and only one clone per person may be created, leading to a corporations competing for their services in a manner resembling a sports draft.

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* A related concept appears in Charles Sheffield's Creator/CharlesSheffield's short story "Out of Copyright" -- past Copyright"--past geniuses are cloned and recruited as research scientists. Under the "copyright" rules referenced in the title, only people dead for seventy-five years may be cloned and only one clone per person may be created, leading to a corporations competing for their services in a manner resembling a sports draft.
23rd Jan '17 2:19:15 PM CrankCase
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* Kevin Landwaster is brought back in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' to fight Lord Fowl. It turns out to be a really, really bad idea.

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* Kevin Landwaster is brought back in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' to fight Lord Fowl.Foul. It turns out to be a really, really bad idea.
10th Oct '16 11:35:40 PM Eps05
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** To drive the point home, the [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/0/3661/1674878-normandy2.jpg Normandy SR-2, the successor frigate]] that Cerberus built just for you, with all the experimental tech included? ''You were more expensive to revive''. The intro mission in [=ME2=] is essentially trying to deal with someone who is pissed that you're getting all that money dumped on you.
7th Oct '16 11:46:23 AM erforce
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** Similarly, Franchise/{{Robocop}}.
* Billy Butcherson from ''HocusPocus''.
* Captain Barbossa from the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, brought back to life by Tia Dalma so that he can sail to hell and get Jack out.
** This also goes for Jack himself. He even pokes fun at this trope:

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** %%* Similarly, Franchise/{{Robocop}}.
* %%* Billy Butcherson from ''HocusPocus''.
''Film/HocusPocus''.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''
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Captain Barbossa from Barbossa, who died in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl The Curse of the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series, Black Pearl]]'', was revealed to be brought back to life by Tia Dalma in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', so that he can sail to hell Davy Jones Locker and get Jack out.
** This also goes for Jack himself.himself in ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''. He even pokes fun at this trope:
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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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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]].
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