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22nd Apr '16 8:27:44 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** [[TheGamePlaysYou Any Sburb player]] who reaches [[AGodAmI God]] [[CameBackStrong Tier]] [[spoiler: which can only be achieved by a player arranging to be killed on their Quest Bed]] cannot be KilledOffForReal unless their death is deemed [[KarmicDeath just]] or [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]], instead coming back to life a few minutes later, any damage done to themselves or their clothes completely healed.
** [[spoiler: Caliborn, aka BigBad Lord English,]] gains ''unconditional'' immortality without the moral restrictions on God Tier players' resurrections, which is supposed to be [[BeyondTheImpossible flatly impossible]] for Sburb to offer.
** [[spoiler: It was revealed later, however, that Caliborn received the clock that controlled his God-Tier immortality as a reward for completing his Dead Session game. He then destroyed it with a crowbar. This presumably made it impossible for his death to stick, since the clock was in a neutral position when he broke it.]]

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** [[TheGamePlaysYou Any Sburb player]] who reaches [[AGodAmI God]] [[CameBackStrong God Tier]] [[spoiler: which can only be achieved by a player arranging to be killed on their Quest Bed]] cannot be KilledOffForReal unless their death is deemed [[KarmicDeath just]] or [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]], instead coming back to life a few minutes later, any damage done to themselves or their clothes completely healed.
** [[spoiler: Caliborn, aka BigBad Lord English,]] gains ''unconditional'' immortality without the moral restrictions on God Tier players' resurrections, which is supposed to be [[BeyondTheImpossible flatly impossible]] for Sburb to offer.
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offer. [[spoiler: It was revealed later, however, that Caliborn received the clock that controlled his God-Tier immortality as a reward for completing his Dead Session game. He then destroyed it with a crowbar. This presumably made it impossible for his death to stick, since the clock was in a neutral position when he broke it.]]
20th Apr '16 4:00:49 PM Paranoia
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* [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Mr. Immortal's]] ''only'' superpower is the ability to resurrect in perfect health immediately after dying, regardless of the method of death. It is implied that he is ''homo s. supreme'', having ''evolved beyond death'', and will survive to see the end of the universe. He can take advantage of it by killing himself to heal any persistent injuries, so it's not entirely a bad thing.

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* [[ComicBook/GreatLakesAvengers Mr. Immortal's]] ''only'' superpower is the ability to resurrect in perfect health immediately after dying, regardless of the method of death. It is implied that he is ''homo s. supreme'', having ''evolved beyond death'', and will survive to see the end of the universe.universe (becoming something akin to {{Comicbook/Galactus}} in the ''next'' universe as a result). He can take advantage of it by killing himself to heal any persistent injuries, so it's not entirely a bad thing.
15th Apr '16 10:24:53 AM DestroyerTerraria
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** [[spoiler: It was revealed later, however, that Caliborn received the clock that controlled his immortality as a reward for completing his Dead Session game, which he then destroyed with a crowbar. This presumably made it impossible for his death to stick, since the clock was in a neutral position when he broke it.]]

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** [[spoiler: It was revealed later, however, that Caliborn received the clock that controlled his God-Tier immortality as a reward for completing his Dead Session game, which he game. He then destroyed it with a crowbar. This presumably made it impossible for his death to stick, since the clock was in a neutral position when he broke it.]]
15th Apr '16 10:23:18 AM DestroyerTerraria
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** [[spoiler: It was revealed later, however, that Caliborn received the clock that controlled his immortality as a reward for completing his Dead Session game, which he then destroyed with a crowbar. This presumably made it impossible for his death to stick, since the clock was in a neutral position when he broke it.]]
9th Mar '16 4:52:43 PM intastiel
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** Some humans learn to ComeBackStrong with their souls transformed into Shadow spirits possessing their corpse. These "Purified" can only reliably be killed as spirits are; putting the body somewhere it would die as soon as it regenerates can work in the short term, but they can learn to abandon unsuitable bodies and form entirely new ones.

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** Some humans learn to ComeBackStrong with transform their souls transformed into Shadow spirits possessing their corpse.body. These "Purified" can only reliably be killed as spirits are; putting the body somewhere it would die as soon as it regenerates can work in the short term, but they can learn to abandon unsuitable bodies and form entirely new ones.
9th Mar '16 4:52:12 PM intastiel
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* The [[TabletopGame/MummyTheResurrection mummies]] of the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' were immortals who would resurrect every time they were killed. It ''was'' possible to destroy them outright, but not particularly easy (like putting them at ground zero of a nuclear explosion).
** Continuous damage is also said to work, such as by dropping the body into a volcano. As the mummy needs to spend a point of either permanent willpower or permanent Balance to come back, either of which requires experience points to restore, just killing them over and over until they run out would work too.
* [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse The Arisen]] carry on the Mummy tradition in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness''. The magical Rite of Return that made them what they are restores them to life every 1460 years and/or under special circumstances (like being summoned by a cult, or having their tombs robbed), and maintains their lives for around 8-9 months until they run out of energy and fall into death again. Killing a mummy is difficult (We suggest [[KillItWithFire fire]]), but annihilating one thoroughly enough to prevent its future resurrection is a Herculean task. Specifically, you'd need to destroy every piece of its remains (so it can't come back on its own), kill its entire cult (so they can't find it a new body), and erase every mention of its name from every record (so no necromancer or cult in the future can learn about it and then try to raise it).
* [[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters Sin Eaters]] get in on this too. Not only can they [[NoSell shrug off]] limited amounts of damage, they can come back from the dead at sunrise or sunset if killed, whichever comes first. But if they come back too many times, they suffer a fate worse than death.

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* The [[TabletopGame/MummyTheResurrection mummies]] of In the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' were immortals who would resurrect every time they were killed. It ''was'' possible to destroy them outright, but not particularly easy (like putting them at [[TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness Classic]] and TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness:
** Mummies from ''TabletopGame/MummyTheResurrection'' can only be put down permanently by point-blank annihilation, like
ground zero of a nuclear explosion).
** Continuous damage is also said to work, such as by dropping the body into a volcano. As the mummy needs to spend a point of either permanent willpower
explosion; or permanent Balance to come back, either of which requires experience points to restore, just killing them over and over until long-term sustained damage, like immersion in a volcano, so they run out would work too.
* [[TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse The Arisen]] carry on
die frequently and rapidly enough to exhaust the Mummy tradition in the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness''. The magical energy that resurrects them.
** Arisen from ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'' are created by a
Rite of Return that made them what they are restores them to life every 1460 years and/or under special circumstances (like being summoned by a cult, or having their tombs robbed), and then maintains their lives for around 8-9 months until they run out of energy and fall into death again. Killing a mummy is difficult (We suggest [[KillItWithFire fire]]), but annihilating again. To annihilate one thoroughly enough to prevent its future resurrection is a Herculean task. Specifically, you'd need to requires that you destroy every piece of its remains (so it can't come back on its own), kill its entire cult (so they can't find it a new body), and erase every mention of its name from every record (so no necromancer or cult in the future can learn about it and then try to raise it).
* [[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters ** In ''TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters'', Sin Eaters]] get in on this too. Not only can they [[NoSell shrug off]] limited amounts of damage, they can Eaters' [[PowersViaPossession symbiosis]] with powerful ghosts lets them come back from the dead at sunrise the next dawn or sunset if killed, whichever comes first. But dusk -- but their Geist pulls a GrandTheftMe if they come back die too many times, and it's the Geist who makes the call on whether to resurrect them.
** Shadow spirits are only banished from the physical world and forced into brief dormancy if "killed", unless their bodies are destroyed while
they suffer a fate worse than death.have no [[{{Mana}} essence]] reserve.
** Some humans learn to ComeBackStrong with their souls transformed into Shadow spirits possessing their corpse. These "Purified" can only reliably be killed as spirits are; putting the body somewhere it would die as soon as it regenerates can work in the short term, but they can learn to abandon unsuitable bodies and form entirely new ones.
9th Mar '16 4:32:00 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has guaranteed immortality [[TheGamePlaysYou for any Sburb player]] who reaches [[AGodAmI God]] [[CameBackStrong Tier]] [[spoiler: which can only be achieved by a player arranging to be killed on their Quest Bed]]. They cannot be KilledOffForReal, unless their death is deemed [[KarmicDeath just]] or [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]], instead coming back to life a few minutes later, any damage done to themselves or their clothes completely healed.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has guaranteed immortality ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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[[TheGamePlaysYou for any Any Sburb player]] who reaches [[AGodAmI God]] [[CameBackStrong Tier]] [[spoiler: which can only be achieved by a player arranging to be killed on their Quest Bed]]. They Bed]] cannot be KilledOffForReal, KilledOffForReal unless their death is deemed [[KarmicDeath just]] or [[HeroicSacrifice heroic]], instead coming back to life a few minutes later, any damage done to themselves or their clothes completely healed.healed.
** [[spoiler: Caliborn, aka BigBad Lord English,]] gains ''unconditional'' immortality without the moral restrictions on God Tier players' resurrections, which is supposed to be [[BeyondTheImpossible flatly impossible]] for Sburb to offer.
9th Mar '16 4:20:48 PM intastiel
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* If the [[LegendFadesToMyth legends]] in ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' can be believed, this is the curse of Haliax, leader of the bogeyman-like Chandrian. In one StartOfDarkness story, whatever power he found while trying to [[{{Necromantic}} return his wife to life]] made him incapable of staying dead. Whatever he is, he's been active for [[TimeAbyss millennia]].

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* If the [[LegendFadesToMyth legends]] in ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' can be believed, this is the curse of Haliax, leader of the bogeyman-like Chandrian. In one StartOfDarkness story, whatever power he found while trying to [[{{Necromantic}} return his wife to life]] made him incapable of staying dead. dead, no matter how [[DeathSeeker desperately]] he wants to. Whatever he is, he's been active for [[TimeAbyss millennia]].
4th Mar '16 10:18:05 AM skidoo23
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** The character of Ashildr, introduced in Series 9, is rendered "functionally immortal" due to the Doctor installing alien tech in her head to keep her alive, but at the cost of her now losing the ability to die. This is modified in the later episode "The Woman Who Lived" when we learn she can be killed, but will usually quickly recover from other-wise fatal injury. In "Hell Bent" we learn that she ultimately [[spoiler: lives until the last moments of the universe, and even beyond thanks to being rescued by the Doctor]].
** Clara Oswald, [[spoiler: as of the end of "Hell Bent", is said to be immortal and, in fact, lives in an AlmostDead state. It is strongly implied that the universe will not allow her to die until she returns to the originally designated time and place of her death.]]
5th Feb '16 7:47:12 AM billybobfred
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** [[spoiler:{Dracula}}]] does this in the one episode in which he appears. Buffy stakes him and he dusts, but then he reforms, only for Buffy to stake him again.
[[spoiler:--->[[GenreSavvy I've seen your movies. You always come back.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:{Dracula}}]] [[spoiler:{{Dracula}}]] does this in the one episode in which he appears. Buffy stakes him and he dusts, but then he reforms, only for Buffy to stake him again.
[[spoiler:--->[[GenreSavvy --->[[spoiler:[[GenreSavvy I've seen your movies. You always come back.]]]]



* [[VideoGame/ArsGoetia Nebiros]] has this skill in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''. Destroy his undead, he'll just spawn more. Destroy him? He {{Body Surf}}s to one of his flunkies, and ''transforms him into the next Nebiros.''

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* [[VideoGame/ArsGoetia [[Literature/ArsGoetia Nebiros]] has this skill in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2''. Destroy his undead, he'll just spawn more. Destroy him? He {{Body Surf}}s to one of his flunkies, and ''transforms him into the next Nebiros.''
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