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31st Jul '17 1:07:01 PM DragonRanger
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', [[spoiler:one-time BigBad Kuroto Dan is [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] as a Bugster, essentially a living computer virus. This includes 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a Franchise/SuperMarioBros-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]

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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', [[spoiler:one-time BigBad ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' uses this as its CentralTheme, comparing humans that only live once to game characters that have endless lives and continues.
** Our hero Emu Hojo is a doctor by trade and thoroughly commits himself to saving every life he can. Even the villains', if need be.
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Kuroto Dan is [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] as Dan, one of the {{Big Bad}}s, repeatedly cheats death using game powers throughout the series. Early on, he uses a Bugster, essentially a living computer virus. This includes SurvivalHorror zombie game to give himself undead powers so that DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist. Later on, he's lost this but [[spoiler:is able to give himself 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a Franchise/SuperMarioBros-style ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]]]
** Another BigBad, Parado, is one of the respawning game characters and thinks nothing of killing humans because while he knows they only have one life, he really doesn't ''get'' what death is like. When faced with the possibility of FinalDeath himself, he's terrified. Emu eventually gives him a NearDeathExperience that helps him understand the value of life and prompts a HeelFaceTurn.
29th Jul '17 12:44:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' on the {{NES}} give you 3 lives, unless you enter the KonamiCode and gain 30.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' on the {{NES}} UsefulNotes/{{NES}} give you 3 lives, unless you enter the KonamiCode and gain 30.
5th Jul '17 12:40:14 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/IslandWars 2's'' [[CooperativeMultiplayer Invasion Mode]] uses ''palm trees'' as your lives. While your cannons are invincible and cannot be damaged, the enemies will try to attack the palm trees on the island your cannons are on, and it's GameOver if you lose all of them.

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* ''VideoGame/IslandWars 2's'' [[CooperativeMultiplayer Invasion Mode]] uses ''palm trees'' as your lives. While your cannons are invincible and cannot be damaged, the enemies will try to attack the palm trees on the island your cannons are on, and it's GameOver if you lose all of them. And on the hardest difficulty, you only have ''[[OneHitPointWonder one palm tree]]''.
4th Jul '17 10:28:05 PM Piotrusp98
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[[quoteright:256:[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mario_with_3_lives.png]]]]

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[[quoteright:256:[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros [[quoteright:256:[[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mario_with_3_lives.png]]]]
19th Jun '17 8:32:01 AM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'' isn't out yet, but the devs have discussed how they plan for death to work in-game: A player character can "die" a finite but non-specific number of times before being KilledOffForReal. How many "deaths" you get before "permadeath" depends on how you went down and how quickly your unconscious body got hauled to a medical facility. The closer you get to permadeath, the more scars and/or artificial replacement bits you'll have.

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* ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'' isn't out yet, but the devs have discussed how they plan for death to work in-game: A In ''VideoGame/StarCitizen'', a player character can "die" a finite but non-specific number of times before being KilledOffForReal. How many "deaths" you get before "permadeath" depends on how you went down and how quickly your unconscious body got hauled to a medical facility. The closer you get to permadeath, the more scars and/or artificial replacement bits you'll have.
5th Jun '17 4:08:13 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'', [[spoiler:one-time BigBad Kuroto Dan is [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] as a Bugster, essentially a living computer virus. This includes 99 "continues", which lets him "respawn" shortly after his body is destroyed; the first time it happens it's PlayedForLaughs, since it looks like he's KilledOffForReal again only for a Franchise/SuperMarioBros-style warp pipe to pop out of the ground and him to return.]]
13th May '17 11:08:17 AM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' has Resuscitation Packs that revive you and send you into the previous room if you die, which may as be your number of lives. The sequel uses them as well.
4th May '17 11:53:03 AM TheDocCC
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** In one episodes, Xandir is driven to suicide because he does not accept his homosexual orientation. He stabs himself fatally, disappears, respawns, kills himself again, and so on for hours.
4th May '17 11:32:14 AM Glitch_man4242
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In time, the importance of lives diminished, which could first be seen clearly in PC first-person shooters, which started to utilize a save and load system. In the 2000s, many flash games removed the lives system altogether so they could increase the difficulty in their games without being really frustrating. In the late 2000s, this spread to commercially released games too. Despite this, many modern games still use the lives system.

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In time, the importance of lives diminished, which could first be seen clearly in PC first-person shooters, which started to utilize a save and load system. In the 2000s, many flash games removed the lives system altogether so they could increase the difficulty in their games without being really as frustrating. In the late 2000s, this spread to commercially released games too. Despite this, many modern games still use the lives system.
31st Dec '16 10:27:15 PM kensu
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* Alien vs. Predator on the Jaguar played with this in the Alien scenario. As an Alien you have the chance to stun an enemy and place an egg inside them. If you do this and are later killed, the egg will hatch and the player will control the offspring. You are even limited to the standard number of lives: only three eggs can be implanted at any time.
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