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21st Aug '17 5:50:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'': In one of the bonus levels, Bond has to dispatch Baron Samedi in an Egyptian temple after receiving an invitation. First, killing him requires retrieving the Golden Gun from another room, a OneHitKill weapon that kills any enemy instantly. But every time Bond shoots him, he lets out an EvilLaugh and reappears somewhere else in the level. After killing him three times and 'completing' the mission, Samedi *again* shows up.[[note]]Hilariously enough though, a glitch in the programming makes it theoretically possible to kill him again even in this segment.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'': In one of the bonus levels, Bond has to dispatch Baron Samedi in an Egyptian temple after receiving an invitation. First, killing him requires retrieving the Golden Gun from another room, a OneHitKill weapon that kills any normal enemy instantly. But every time Bond shoots him, he lets out an EvilLaugh and reappears somewhere else in the level. After killing him three times and 'completing' the mission, Samedi *again* shows up.[[note]]Hilariously enough though, a glitch in the programming makes it theoretically possible to kill him again even in this segment.[[/note]]
21st Aug '17 4:56:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'': Freddy Krueger, full stop. They've come up with a massive amount of ways to kill him off, like setting him on fire (again), digging up and consecrating his bones, freeing all the captured souls from his body, sticking an explosive up his stomach, wiping out every memory of him... it doesn't matter, he always finds a way to resurrect himself.
21st Aug '17 4:50:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'': In one of the bonus levels, Bond has to dispatch Baron Samedi in an Egyptian temple after receiving an invitation. First, killing him requires retrieving the Golden Gun from another room, a OneHitKill weapon that kills any enemy instantly. But every time Bond shoots him, he lets out an EvilLaugh and reappears somewhere else in the level. After killing him three times and 'completing' the mission, Samedi *again* shows up.[[note]]Hilariously enough though, a glitch in the programming makes it theoretically possible to kill him again even in this segment.[[/note]]
17th Aug '17 4:58:59 PM FordPrefect
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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[spoiler: Mr. Morden is a few hundred feet from two 500-megaton nuclear explosions that destroys an entire city. He shows up a few weeks later with nothing but some severe burns that heal within a month or so. He does not survive having his head cut off and stuck on a pike, however. A book involving the techno mages explains exactly HOW he survived. And note that the burns included minor insanity as a side effect, and he was PEELING OFF HIS OWN FLESH!]]

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'' [[spoiler: Mr. Morden is a few hundred feet from two 500-megaton nuclear explosions that destroys destroy an entire city. He shows up a few weeks later with nothing but some severe burns that heal within a month or so. He does not survive having his head cut off and stuck on a pike, however. A book involving the techno mages explains exactly HOW he survived. And note that the burns included minor insanity as a side effect, and he was PEELING OFF HIS OWN FLESH!]]
31st Jul '17 2:49:40 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'', Kale returns after being magically dematerialized and vanishing into Wild Magic - where she is then also magically restored, accidental courtesy of Morgana in her attempt to retrieve the Dark Stone. When told by Gwen she was thought "to be lost in Wild Magic", Kale answers "Well, I'm back!"

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* In ''PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'', ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'', Kale returns after being magically dematerialized and vanishing into Wild Magic - where she is then also magically restored, accidental courtesy of Morgana in her attempt to retrieve the Dark Stone. When told by Gwen she was thought "to be lost in Wild Magic", Kale answers "Well, I'm back!"
2nd Apr '17 4:29:19 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Jesus}}. First they beat him nearly to death, then they nailed him to a cross and left him till he was completely dead, then they put a spear through his heart to make sure, then they buried him and sealed the grave with a boulder and a squadron of Roman soldiers. Three days later: "[[BackFromTheDead Hi, guys!]] Got any fish? [[JesusWasWayCool Oh yeah, I can walk through walls now, too.]]"

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* {{Jesus}}.UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}. First they beat him nearly to death, then they nailed him to a cross and left him till he was completely dead, then they put a spear through his heart to make sure, then they buried him and sealed the grave with a boulder and a squadron of Roman soldiers. Three days later: "[[BackFromTheDead Hi, guys!]] Got any fish? [[JesusWasWayCool Oh yeah, I can walk through walls now, too.]]"
20th Mar '17 4:23:57 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' does this on occasion, often due to the PR story disagreeing with the imported ''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.

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** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' does this on occasion, often due to the PR story disagreeing with the imported ''Series/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/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.
17th Jan '17 11:14:43 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ComicBook/TheJoker makes somehow living through usually fatal things an art form, to the point where Franchise/{{Batman}} will occasionally ignore him and save someone else because [[GenreSavvy he knows the Joker will get away just fine]].

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* ComicBook/TheJoker makes somehow living through usually fatal things an art form, to the point where Franchise/{{Batman}} will occasionally ignore him and save someone else because [[GenreSavvy he knows the Joker will get away just fine]].fine.
12th Jan '17 12:28:09 AM PaulA
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* Ming the Merciless from ''Film/FlashGordon''. He was stabbed through the heart [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill by a spaceship]], yet his hand and evil laughter at the end of the film clearly indicate that death was a mere inconvenience.

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* Ming the Merciless from ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. He was stabbed through the heart [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill by a spaceship]], yet his hand and evil laughter at the end of the film clearly indicate that death was a mere inconvenience.
8th Dec '16 5:38:24 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 [[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!
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