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19th Mar '16 6:50:40 AM Hossmeister
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Apparently, some villains and other characters have discovered the secret to staying alive even after they've visibly died a horrible, gruesome death. Explanation? Apparently, they don't need one. Maybe they're just too BadAss for death itself. Maybe they bought the advanced ContractualImmortality plan which also includes death insurance. Or maybe they're just [[EscapedFromHell too tough for Hell to contain]]. Or maybe you were only FightingAShadow and only succeeded in driving them back to hell for a while. Either way, they're given a full SnapBack [[BackFromTheDead from the dead]] at the start of the next episode, game, or season, and all the audience can do is accept the fact that they're back and at it again!

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Apparently, some villains and other characters have discovered the secret to staying alive even after they've visibly died a horrible, gruesome death. Explanation? Apparently, they don't need one. Maybe they're just too BadAss {{Badass}} for death itself. Maybe they bought the advanced ContractualImmortality plan which also includes death insurance. Or maybe they're just [[EscapedFromHell too tough for Hell to contain]]. Or maybe you were only FightingAShadow and only succeeded in driving them back to hell for a while. Either way, they're given a full SnapBack [[BackFromTheDead from the dead]] at the start of the next episode, game, or season, and all the audience can do is accept the fact that they're back and at it again!
14th Mar '16 8:51:36 PM Angeldeb82
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Can sometimes count as a type of NegativeContinuity. Could be due to AsLongAsThereIsEvil. TheyKilledKenny is when this happens so much that it becomes expected. See also JokerImmunity, NotQuiteDead, NoOneShouldSurviveThat, OnlyMostlyDead and WhyWontYouDie.

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Can sometimes count as a type of NegativeContinuity. Could be due to AsLongAsThereIsEvil. TheyKilledKenny TheyKilledKennyAgain is when this happens so much that it becomes expected. See also JokerImmunity, NotQuiteDead, NoOneShouldSurviveThat, OnlyMostlyDead and WhyWontYouDie.



* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Naraku. Regardless of what the heroes do to him, Naraku will regenerate from it. It got to the point that [[spoiler: Kagome had to [[DeaderThanDead wish him out of existence.]]]]

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Naraku. Regardless of what the heroes do to him, Naraku will regenerate from it. It got to the point that [[spoiler: Kagome had to [[DeaderThanDead wish him out of existence.]]]]existence]]]].



** In a more reviled instance we have [[ManipulativeBastard Gus]]. He stupidly goes and attacks the [[BigBad BBEG]] all by himself and gets defeated. His Bakugan partners get totally blown away and he is blasted head-on by the WaveMotionGun and is sent flying into [[InSpace outer space]]. No ambiguous explosion, we see him get blown away. Fans actually felt a little remorse for the bastard. Then ten episodes later, [[spoiler:who should not only be alive but just as much of an unlikeable bastard as before in the King's prison?]]

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** In a more reviled instance we have [[ManipulativeBastard Gus]]. He stupidly goes and attacks the [[BigBad BBEG]] {{B|igBad}}BEG all by himself and gets defeated. His Bakugan partners get totally blown away and he is blasted head-on by the WaveMotionGun and is sent flying into [[InSpace [[RecycledINSPACE outer space]]. No ambiguous explosion, we see him get blown away. Fans actually felt a little remorse for the bastard. Then ten episodes later, [[spoiler:who should not only be alive but just as much of an unlikeable bastard as before in the King's prison?]]



*** Of course [[spoiler:Tobi is actually Obito]], who ''also'' was supposedly killed in the backstory. [[spoiler:The real Madara zigzags this trope; he plays it straight in surviving his supposed death at the hands of the First Hokage, but inverts it into DeadAllAlong when he dies several years before the main story]].

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*** Of course [[spoiler:Tobi is actually Obito]], who ''also'' was supposedly killed in the backstory. [[spoiler:The real Madara zigzags this trope; he plays it straight in surviving his supposed death at the hands of the First Hokage, but inverts it into DeadAllAlong when he dies several years before the main story]].story.]]



** This is how he got Harley Quinn to fall in love with him.He was recovering in Arkham Asylum for about two weeks, joked about how the Bats kicked his ass constantly in his usual, hilarious way, and she busted him out of prison because she felt Batman was the aggressor and Joker the victim.Which may be kinda true....

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** This is how he got Harley Quinn to fall in love with him.He was recovering in Arkham Asylum for about two weeks, joked about how the Bats kicked his ass constantly in his usual, hilarious way, and she busted him out of prison because she felt Batman was the aggressor and Joker the victim. Which may be kinda true....



* Franco-Belgian comic ''Comicbook/BlakeAndMortimer'' has arch-enemy colonel Olrik who survived, among others, getting lost, and insane in the middle of Sahara, being flooded in the remains of {{Atlantis}} (long story), being locked inside a sarcophagus in a collapsing base in Antarctica (again, long story) and ''the collision of a submariner with a [[HumongousMecha flying robot]]''

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* Franco-Belgian comic ''Comicbook/BlakeAndMortimer'' ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'' has arch-enemy colonel Olrik who survived, among others, getting lost, and insane in the middle of Sahara, being flooded in the remains of {{Atlantis}} (long story), being locked inside a sarcophagus in a collapsing base in Antarctica (again, long story) and ''the collision of a submariner with a [[HumongousMecha flying robot]]''



* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Black Mask]]. During a confrontation with Catwoman, he was thrown off a building a presumed dead. He later showed up during the War Games arc none the worse for the wear. Now, he's hardly the only villain to survive a fall, but this wasn't a case where he was tossed into water or thrown off a cliff. He fell off a building. You would think they could've just checked the street to see if he was alive, but apparently not.
* Although Comicbook/ThePunisher has a history of letting archenemy Jigsaw go, during a brief revival following the cancellation of his three main series, he went after him with clear intent to kill and shot him through the head. Years later, Jigsaw came back, not in the pages of the Punisher but in Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s comic instead. It seems like the case where the writers simply forgot who was supposed to be dead.

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Black Mask]]. Mask.]] During a confrontation with Catwoman, he was thrown off a building a presumed dead. He later showed up during the War Games arc none the worse for the wear. Now, he's hardly the only villain to survive a fall, but this wasn't a case where he was tossed into water or thrown off a cliff. He fell off a building. You would think they could've just checked the street to see if he was alive, but apparently not.
* Although Comicbook/ThePunisher ComicBook/ThePunisher has a history of letting archenemy Jigsaw go, during a brief revival following the cancellation of his three main series, he went after him with clear intent to kill and shot him through the head. Years later, Jigsaw came back, not in the pages of the Punisher but in Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'s comic instead. It seems like the case where the writers simply forgot who was supposed to be dead.



* The UniversalHorror version of {{Film/Dracula|1931}}. All the Universal pictures were connected by a loose continuity, and while other recurring monsters would have their reappearances explained by having NighInvulnerability ([[{{Film/Frankenstein1931}} Frankenstein's Monster]]) or by simply having survived their latest DisneyVillainDeath ([[{{Film/TheWolfMan1941}} Lawrence Talbot]]), Dracula would just pop back up after having been StrippedToTheBone or [[KillItWithFire burned to ash]] by sunlight in the previous picture without so much as a HandWave.

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* The UniversalHorror version of {{Film/Dracula|1931}}. All the Universal pictures were connected by a loose continuity, and while other recurring monsters would have their reappearances explained by having NighInvulnerability ([[{{Film/Frankenstein1931}} ([[Film/Frankenstein1931 Frankenstein's Monster]]) or by simply having survived their latest DisneyVillainDeath ([[{{Film/TheWolfMan1941}} ([[Film/TheWolfMan1941 Lawrence Talbot]]), Dracula would just pop back up after having been StrippedToTheBone or [[KillItWithFire burned to ash]] by sunlight in the previous picture without so much as a HandWave.



* In Steve Coogan's "Doctor Terrible's House Of Horrible", in the episode "Frenzy of Tongs", there's a lampshaded IncrediblyLamePun variant of this where, having killed [[FuManchu Hang Man Chan, The Sinister Bony-Fingered Menace From The East]], Hang Man Chan, Sinister - yada yada yada - shows up again. Nathan Blaze kills him - again - and remarks; "That's the trouble with these Chinese. You kill them, and then twenty minutes later, you have to kill them again."

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* In Steve Coogan's "Doctor Terrible's House Of Horrible", in the episode "Frenzy of Tongs", there's a lampshaded IncrediblyLamePun bad {{Pun}} variant of this where, having killed [[FuManchu Hang Man Chan, The Sinister Bony-Fingered Menace From The East]], Hang Man Chan, Sinister - yada yada yada - shows up again. Nathan Blaze kills him - again - and remarks; "That's the trouble with these Chinese. You kill them, and then twenty minutes later, you have to kill them again."



** ''PowerRangers'' does this on occasion, often due to the PR story disagreeing with the imported ''SuperSentai'' footage. Most recently (as of 2012) it was ''Series/PowerRangersRPM:'' Kilobyte goes through his counterpart's final battle footage, getting explodiated quite utterly by no less than the combined might of five Megazords. He later staggers back into the villains' lair a little singed.
* Scorpius in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' lives and breathes this trope, having been aboard ships that blew up on a couple different occasions and later being shot and buried. Appropriately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by John:

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** ''PowerRangers'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' does this on occasion, often due to the PR story disagreeing with the imported ''SuperSentai'' ''Series/SuperSentai'' footage. Most recently (as of 2012) it was ''Series/PowerRangersRPM:'' Kilobyte goes through his counterpart's final battle footage, getting explodiated quite utterly by no less than the combined might of five Megazords. He later staggers back into the villains' lair a little singed.
* Scorpius in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' lives and breathes this trope, having been aboard ships that blew up on a couple different occasions and later being shot and buried. Appropriately [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by John:



* "Follow You Home" by {{Nickelback}} ''Well you can dig me up a grave / And try and stick me in the ground / Well you can tie me to the bed / And try and beat me half to death / But you can never keep me down... You can shoot me in the leg / Just to try to make me beg / And you can leave me there for days / And I'll stay alive / Just to follow you home''
* "I Can't Decide" by ScissorSisters ''Oh I could throw you in the lake / Or feed you poisoned birthday cake / I wont deny I'm gonna miss you when you're gone / Oh I could bury you alive / But you might crawl out with a knife / And kill me when I'm sleeping /That's why / I can't decide / Whether you should live or die...''

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* "Follow You Home" by {{Nickelback}} Music/{{Nickelback}} ''Well you can dig me up a grave / And try and stick me in the ground / Well you can tie me to the bed / And try and beat me half to death / But you can never keep me down... You can shoot me in the leg / Just to try to make me beg / And you can leave me there for days / And I'll stay alive / Just to follow you home''
* "I Can't Decide" by ScissorSisters Music/ScissorSisters ''Oh I could throw you in the lake / Or feed you poisoned birthday cake / I wont deny I'm gonna miss you when you're gone / Oh I could bury you alive / But you might crawl out with a knife / And kill me when I'm sleeping /That's why / I can't decide / Whether you should live or die...''



* Tuyet from {{Bionicle}} has a chronic case of this, to the point where it's almost a non-comic version of TheyKilledKenny. At first it was assumed that she died during the Great Cataclysm, then later her corpse was found and reanimated into a zombie, which was subsequently destroyed. Then an alternate universe version of her appeared, [[PortalCut and was also disposed of]]. It was then revealed that [[spoiler: the original Tuyet was actually imprisoned in an alternate dimension, and was replaced by a duplicate that died. She escaped back to her home universe by faking her own death]]. Lampshaded in the title of the short story "The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet."

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* Tuyet from {{Bionicle}} has a chronic case of this, to the point where it's almost a non-comic version of TheyKilledKenny.TheyKilledKennyAgain. At first it was assumed that she died during the Great Cataclysm, then later her corpse was found and reanimated into a zombie, which was subsequently destroyed. Then an alternate universe version of her appeared, [[PortalCut and was also disposed of]]. It was then revealed that [[spoiler: the original Tuyet was actually imprisoned in an alternate dimension, and was replaced by a duplicate that died. She escaped back to her home universe by faking her own death]]. Lampshaded in the title of the short story "The Many Deaths of Toa Tuyet."



* Bowser in the first ''SuperMarioBros'' game. Despite being dropped into lava eight times (although the first seven times it's really just his minions in disguise), he's back at trying to kidnap the princess in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
** This is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] and then [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''. When you drop Bowser into the lava at the end of the first world, [[NightmareFuel his flesh melts off his bones as he struggles to stay afloat]]. Near the end of the game, you [[spoiler:fight his skeleton, and then Bowser Jr. revives him using magic in time for a two-on-one final battle. How he managed to recover his father's bones]] is never explained.

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* Bowser in the first ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' game. Despite being dropped into lava eight times (although the first seven times it's really just his minions in disguise), he's back at trying to kidnap the princess in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
** This is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] {{deconstructed|Trope}} and then [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros''.''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros1''. When you drop Bowser into the lava at the end of the first world, [[NightmareFuel his flesh melts off his bones as he struggles to stay afloat]]. Near the end of the game, you [[spoiler:fight his skeleton, and then Bowser Jr. revives him using magic in time for a two-on-one final battle. How he managed to recover his father's bones]] bones is never explained.explained]].



** It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor.'' In the sections where you play as him, his life count is shown as an infinity sign.

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** It's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor.'' In the sections where you play as him, his life count is shown as an infinity sign.



* In ''{{Metroid}} Prime 2: Echoes'', after defeating Dark Samus, she is shown simply re-appearing in outer space after the credits. She actually regenerated from being destroyed twice during the game, with your scan visor explaining that only "total atomic disruption" can kill her completely. Apparently, this is what happens in ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption''...

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* In ''{{Metroid}} ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Prime 2: Echoes'', after defeating Dark Samus, she is shown simply re-appearing in outer space after the credits. She actually regenerated from being destroyed twice during the game, with your scan visor explaining that only "total atomic disruption" can kill her completely. Apparently, this is what happens in ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption''...



** The one in ''{{Metroid}}: Other M'', at least is actually a clone. Canonically he died in ''Super Metroid'', the two subsequent games either have a clone of him or a rejuvenated clone. That copy is killed in ''Metroid Fusion'', and no games have taken place after that yet.
* It's very easy for this to happen in the universe of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games, which is filled to the brim with NighInvulnerable and/or [[HealingFactor regenerating]] monsters created by various viruses and parasites. Not to mention it's a series centered around ''zombies'', which are, you know, reanimated corpses. Though surprisingly enough, the series doesn't have very many recurring antagonists. Yep, James Marcus, William Birkin, the Nemesis, Alexia Ashford, Osmund Saddler, they've all been KilledOffForReal by the end of their respective games. Meanwhile the most prominent villain, Wesker, came back from the dead exactly once in a plot twist and then just didn't die after that.That is, until his grand finale ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.\\

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** The one in ''{{Metroid}}: ''Metroid: Other M'', at least is actually a clone. Canonically he died in ''Super Metroid'', the two subsequent games either have a clone of him or a rejuvenated clone. That copy is killed in ''Metroid Fusion'', and no games have taken place after that yet.
* It's very easy for this to happen in the universe of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games, which is filled to the brim with NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le and/or [[HealingFactor regenerating]] monsters created by various viruses and parasites. Not to mention it's a series centered around ''zombies'', which are, you know, reanimated corpses. Though surprisingly enough, the series doesn't have very many recurring antagonists. Yep, James Marcus, William Birkin, the Nemesis, Alexia Ashford, Osmund Saddler, they've all been KilledOffForReal by the end of their respective games. Meanwhile the most prominent villain, Wesker, came back from the dead exactly once in a plot twist and then just didn't die after that.That is, until his grand finale ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.\\



* Wild Dog from the ''TimeCrisis'' series takes this to an extreme (How extreme? In addition to being shot over a thousand times by the player(s) he blows himself up when defeated, only to be back for the sequel with a new upgrade for his ArmCannon. He then repeats this in every game he appears in!)

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* Wild Dog from the ''TimeCrisis'' ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' series takes this to an extreme extreme. (How extreme? In addition to being shot over a thousand times by the player(s) he blows himself up when defeated, only to be back for the sequel with a new upgrade for his ArmCannon. He then repeats this in every game he appears in!)



** And there is a certain overly insistent wizard who wants his stolen artefact back from you, and then some more. [[spoiler:The Wizard of Yendor, of course, and he returns ''stronger'' every time you kill him.]]

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** And there is a certain overly insistent wizard who wants his stolen artefact artifact back from you, and then some more. [[spoiler:The Wizard of Yendor, of course, and he returns ''stronger'' every time you kill him.]]



** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demonic]] ''Nathrezim'' in particular made it into an art form. In ''[=WC3=]'' Balnazzar was killed by his brother Varimathras and Mal'Ganis was killed by Arthas. Both were brought back in ''[=WoW=]''. Varimathras turned out to be TheMole and was killed as well. There's almost no evidence that a Dreadlord can ever permenantly die save Tichondrius--who was killed with a demonic ArtifactOfDoom.

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** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampiric]] [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demonic]] ''Nathrezim'' in particular made it into an art form. In ''[=WC3=]'' Balnazzar was killed by his brother Varimathras and Mal'Ganis was killed by Arthas. Both were brought back in ''[=WoW=]''. Varimathras turned out to be TheMole and was killed as well. There's almost no evidence that a Dreadlord can ever permenantly permanently die save Tichondrius--who was killed with a demonic ArtifactOfDoom.



** ''Anub'Arak'' reappears [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere for no apparent reason as the final boss]] of the Trial of the Crusader. This was mostly to fix having the supreme leader of an entire race of undead DemonicSpiders be an extremely [[AnticlimaxBoss Anticlimatic Boss Fight]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by him being undead and so being able to be re-resurrected. Arthas later did it ''again'' with the Blood Princes--all three of them were already killed by players once and were brought back for a fight in [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Icecrown Citadel]]. One of them even referenced his previous defeat exactly like Kael'thas above:

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** ''Anub'Arak'' reappears [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere for no apparent reason as the final boss]] of the Trial of the Crusader. This was mostly to fix having the supreme leader of an entire race of undead DemonicSpiders be an extremely [[AnticlimaxBoss Anticlimatic [[AntiClimaxBoss Anti-Climatic Boss Fight]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} by him being undead and so being able to be re-resurrected. Arthas later did it ''again'' with the Blood Princes--all three of them were already killed by players once and were brought back for a fight in [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Icecrown Citadel]]. One of them even referenced his previous defeat exactly like Kael'thas above:



* Sarevok, the BigBad from the first ''BaldursGate'', returns from the afterlife to plague you twice later in the series ([[spoiler:once in the end stage of ''Baldur's Gate II'' and then again in ''Throne of Bhaal'' where he is returned to life]]) -- although, to be fair, there are special circumstances (for a start, [[spoiler:you're in the demiplane where dead bhaalspawn go on both occasions.]])

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* Sarevok, the BigBad from the first ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', returns from the afterlife to plague you twice later in the series ([[spoiler:once in the end stage of ''Baldur's Gate II'' and then again in ''Throne of Bhaal'' where he is returned to life]]) -- although, to be fair, there are special circumstances (for a start, [[spoiler:you're in the demiplane where dead bhaalspawn go on both occasions.]])



* In ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'', Volkov ends up on the losing end of two boss battles and is still alive enough to [[TenMinuteRetirement quit.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'', Volkov ends up on the losing end of two boss battles and is still alive enough to [[TenMinuteRetirement quit.]]quit]].



* Parodied in ''[[Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy Sam & Fuzzy]]'': [[http://samandfuzzy.com/1126]]

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* Parodied in ''[[Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy Sam & Fuzzy]]'': ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'': [[http://samandfuzzy.com/1126]]



* ''GaiaOnline'' has had it's fair share of NoOneCouldSurviveThat moments. (An infamous one involved a character ''spontaneously turning into a parasite and merging with his son while falling from a skyscraper.'') But one of the most infamous StayingAlive moment occurred when the RichBitch Von Helson Sisters died after having the previously mentioned tower ''dropped on their heads''. A two years later, Gaians log in to discover an email from the mostly unharmed sisters. Granted, the girls turned out to be [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], mainly because [[{{Fanservice}} everyone wanted them to be.]] Still, ''it was an effing skyscraper!''

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* ''GaiaOnline'' has had it's fair share of NoOneCouldSurviveThat moments. (An infamous one involved a character ''spontaneously turning into a parasite and merging with his son while falling from a skyscraper.'') But one of the most infamous StayingAlive Staying Alive moment occurred when the RichBitch Von Helson Sisters died after having the previously mentioned tower ''dropped on their heads''. A two years later, Gaians log in to discover an email from the mostly unharmed sisters. Granted, the girls turned out to be [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]], mainly because [[{{Fanservice}} everyone wanted them to be.]] be]]. Still, ''it was an effing skyscraper!''



* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies: Virtually every cartoon involving a predator Sylvester the Cat, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote and other villains going after their foe (i.e., WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, Tweety, the Road Runner and so on) involves the bad guys getting crushed to death by huge rocks, blown up, mauled by vicious bulldogs and other wild animals, falling off cliffs, shot and much more. The ending gag of these cartoons almost always involved the most spectacular instance of being on the wrong end of their trick ... and more often than not, the bad guy would die. Then, a month or so later (or not more than 20 minutes later, if said cartoon aired on Saturday morning), the bad guy would be [[UnexplainedRecovery back at full health]], trying again to capture and/or defeat his foe.

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* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies: Merrie Melodies: Virtually every cartoon involving a predator Sylvester the Cat, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote and other villains going after their foe (i.e., WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, Tweety, the Road Runner and so on) involves the bad guys getting crushed to death by huge rocks, blown up, mauled by vicious bulldogs and other wild animals, falling off cliffs, shot and much more. The ending gag of these cartoons almost always involved the most spectacular instance of being on the wrong end of their trick ... and more often than not, the bad guy would die. Then, a month or so later (or not more than 20 minutes later, if said cartoon aired on Saturday morning), the bad guy would be [[UnexplainedRecovery back at full health]], trying again to capture and/or defeat his foe.



** Hurled into space ([[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce twice!]])
** [[spoiler:Incinerated by a gas explosion]].

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** Hurled into space ([[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce twice!]])
twice!]]).
** [[spoiler:Incinerated by a gas explosion]].explosion.]]
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', [[spoiler: Flagg respawns somewhere else in the end, after ending up in the middle of a nuclear explosion and vanishing.]]

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''TheStand'', ''Literature/TheStand'', [[spoiler: Flagg respawns somewhere else in the end, after ending up in the middle of a nuclear explosion and vanishing.]]
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* [[spoiler:Gig and Endorph]] in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' are both revealed to be alive in TheStinger of the game (although you'll only learn the latter in one of the MultipleEndings).

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* [[spoiler:Gig and Endorph]] in ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' ''VideoGame/SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters'' are both revealed to be alive in TheStinger of the game (although you'll only learn the latter in one of the MultipleEndings).
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* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', after the credits roll [[spoiler:for the first time, Lares' eyes begin to glow under the water. And, of course, it comes back for the second half of the game.]]
* GLaDOS in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' gives us a nice little song about this. Guess what? Even though several rockets were fired, her cores were destroyed, and her body was torn from its wiring and dumped into a parking lot, she's still alive!

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* In ''{{Solatorobo}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'', after the credits roll [[spoiler:for the first time, Lares' eyes begin to glow under the water. And, of course, it comes back for the second half of the game.]]
* GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] in ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' gives us a nice little song about this. Guess what? Even though several rockets were fired, her cores were destroyed, and her body was torn from its wiring and dumped into a parking lot, she's still alive!



* Dr. Eggman from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series survives just about everything if he can't just flee from danger. Even if stuck in his collapsing doomsday machines or sent to fall to his death whenever Sonic destroys his escape pods, he'll always return for the next game.

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* Dr. Eggman from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series survives just about everything if he can't just flee from danger. Even if stuck in his collapsing doomsday machines or sent to fall to his death whenever Sonic destroys his escape pods, he'll always return for the next game.
31st Dec '15 10:44:08 AM Anddrix
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* The poster child for the SlouchOfVillainy, SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} was extremely hard to keep killed even before he convinced Hela to take his name out of the Book of the Dead. He once had his head cut clean off -- which lasted only until his killer left the room before he calmly got up and affixed it back on.

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* The poster child for the SlouchOfVillainy, SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki was extremely hard to keep killed even before he convinced Hela to take his name out of the Book of the Dead. He once had his head cut clean off -- which lasted only until his killer left the room before he calmly got up and affixed it back on.
20th Dec '15 5:19:21 AM Morgenthaler
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Apparently, some villains and other characters have discovered the secret to staying alive even after they've visibly died a horrible, gruesome death. Explanation? Apparently, they don't need one. Maybe they're just too BadAss for death itself. Maybe they bought the advanced ContractualImmortality plan which also includes death insurance. Or maybe they're just [[LikeABadassOutOfHell too tough for Hell to contain]]. Or maybe you were only FightingAShadow and only succeeded in driving them back to hell for a while. Either way, they're given a full SnapBack [[BackFromTheDead from the dead]] at the start of the next episode, game, or season, and all the audience can do is accept the fact that they're back and at it again!

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Apparently, some villains and other characters have discovered the secret to staying alive even after they've visibly died a horrible, gruesome death. Explanation? Apparently, they don't need one. Maybe they're just too BadAss for death itself. Maybe they bought the advanced ContractualImmortality plan which also includes death insurance. Or maybe they're just [[LikeABadassOutOfHell [[EscapedFromHell too tough for Hell to contain]]. Or maybe you were only FightingAShadow and only succeeded in driving them back to hell for a while. Either way, they're given a full SnapBack [[BackFromTheDead from the dead]] at the start of the next episode, game, or season, and all the audience can do is accept the fact that they're back and at it again!
26th Nov '15 8:54:56 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the ''SaturdayNightFever'' sequel. [[FlayingAlive Or what Willow did to Warren.]] Or that song by Music/TheBeeGees.

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Not to be confused with the ''SaturdayNightFever'' ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' sequel. [[FlayingAlive Or what Willow did to Warren.]] Or that song by Music/TheBeeGees.
16th Nov '15 8:46:52 AM FF32
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* Played for laughs in the final episode of the second ''BlackAdder'' series. It appears that Edmund BlackAdder has saved England and killed the master of disguise who was attempting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. But, in a scene [[TheStinger after the ending credits]] said villain is standing over the bodies of the Queen, Edmund, and many of the others, disguised as Queen Elizabeth I. There's no explanation as to how this may have happened.

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* Played for laughs in the final episode of the second ''BlackAdder'' ''Series/BlackAdder'' series. It appears that Edmund BlackAdder Blackadder has saved England and killed the master of disguise who was attempting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I. But, in a scene [[TheStinger after the ending credits]] said villain is standing over the bodies of the Queen, Edmund, and many of the others, disguised as Queen Elizabeth I. There's no explanation as to how this may have happened.
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