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18th Sep '17 2:27:22 AM jamespolk
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* A man wakes up at his own funeral - or actually his ''wake'' in ''Film/TheShippingNews''. The main character, Quoyle, has trouble explaining this to his young daughter, who doesn't quite understand the difference between death and sleep.


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* A man wakes up at his own funeral - or actually his ''wake'' in ''Literature/TheShippingNews''. The main character, Quoyle, has trouble explaining this to his young daughter, who doesn't quite understand the difference between death and sleep.
17th Apr '17 12:50:21 PM AnotherDuck
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* ''Series/CSIMiami'' Had much worse more close moment. A body of a young woman, was lying in a morgue locker, when she suddenly woke up. She was in shock, and disoriented. Luck was on her side, since coroner Alex Woods was close by, and was the one who opened the locker. As it later revealed, a woman was cooled by enormous amount of cold water. She survived.

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* ''Series/CSIMiami'' Had much worse more close moment. ''Series/CSIMiami'':
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A body of a young woman, was lying in a morgue locker, when she suddenly woke up. She was in shock, and disoriented. Luck was on her side, since coroner Alex Woods was close by, and was the one who opened the locker. As it later revealed, a woman was cooled by enormous amount of cold water. She survived.



** The "people waking up after being chilled by cold water or even frozen" is a real medical issue and has happened in real life a number of times. Modern medical science now has the rule of thumb: "You're not dead until you're warm and dead." (Meaning, showing all signs of death while being ambient air temperature.)



* In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Iceman," the medical examiner Ducky is in autopsy, doing his usual [[TalkingToTheDead "talking to the corpse"]] thing as he's fixing his morning tea. When the tea kettle starts whistling, the "corpse" opens his eyes and sits up. Apparently the man was found nearly frozen, and "a body isn't dead until it's ''warm'' and dead." [[spoiler: The man however, has severe brain damage because of a lack of oxygen when he was frozen, and [[RealityEnsues dies at the end anyway.]]]]
** In [[WhamEpisode the premiere]] of season 3, the corpse on the examining table (it's [[spoiler:Kate, who was killed by Ari]]) starts speaking to Ducky. Unfortunately, the person has been KilledOffForReal and Ducky was just doing his normal TalkingToTheDead.
*** It's just that the dead was talking back. In his mind.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
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In the ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' episode "Iceman," the medical examiner Ducky is in autopsy, doing his usual [[TalkingToTheDead "talking to the corpse"]] thing as he's fixing his morning tea. When the tea kettle starts whistling, the "corpse" opens his eyes and sits up. Apparently the man was found nearly frozen, and "a body isn't dead until it's ''warm'' and dead." [[spoiler: The man however, has severe brain damage because of a lack of oxygen when he was frozen, and [[RealityEnsues dies at the end anyway.]]]]
** In [[WhamEpisode the premiere]] of season 3, the corpse on the examining table (it's [[spoiler:Kate, who was killed by Ari]]) starts speaking to Ducky. Unfortunately, the person has been KilledOffForReal and Ducky was just doing his normal TalkingToTheDead.
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TalkingToTheDead. It's just that the dead was talking back. In his mind.
10th Apr '17 2:13:46 PM roxana
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* The British sitcom ''Mulberry'' features the son of Death who is trying to get into the family business and has been ordered to kill a wealthy old woman who he winds up befriending instead (it's more lighthearted than you might think). [[Spoiler: Actually, as Death reminds Mulberry, it is not his job to 'kill' his new friend, it's his job to be on hand to take her to what comes next when she dies.]] In one episode, Mulberry has an accident and is taken to the morgue. His father is kind enough to take him out of the freezer and remind him that he can't die.

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* The British sitcom ''Mulberry'' features the son of Death who is trying to get into the family business and has been ordered to kill a wealthy old woman who he winds up befriending instead (it's more lighthearted than you might think). [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Actually, as Death reminds Mulberry, it is not his job to 'kill' his new friend, it's his job to be on hand to take her to what comes next when she dies.]] In one episode, Mulberry has an accident and is taken to the morgue. His father is kind enough to take him out of the freezer and remind him that he can't die.
10th Apr '17 2:11:42 PM roxana
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* The British sitcom ''Mulberry'' features the son of Death who is trying to get into the family business and has been ordered to kill a wealthy old woman who he winds up befriending instead (it's more lighthearted than you might think). In one episode, Mulberry has an accident and is taken to the morgue. His father is kind enough to take him out of the freezer and remind him that he can't die.

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* The British sitcom ''Mulberry'' features the son of Death who is trying to get into the family business and has been ordered to kill a wealthy old woman who he winds up befriending instead (it's more lighthearted than you might think). [[Spoiler: Actually, as Death reminds Mulberry, it is not his job to 'kill' his new friend, it's his job to be on hand to take her to what comes next when she dies.]] In one episode, Mulberry has an accident and is taken to the morgue. His father is kind enough to take him out of the freezer and remind him that he can't die.
23rd Mar '17 1:55:17 PM narm00
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* Hannibal King wakes up in the Morgue after being turned into a vampire in ''ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula''.
%% * Ben "Captain Zombie" Daimio in ''{{BPRD}}''.
* Crispus Allen during ''InfiniteCrisis'' woke up in a morgue, but was actually dead and had an autopsy. Turns out he was just chosen to be the new host for the Specter and he's neither alive nor dead now.

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* Hannibal King wakes up in the Morgue morgue after being turned into a vampire in ''ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula''.
%% * Ben "Captain Zombie" Daimio in ''{{BPRD}}''.
''ComicBook/{{BPRD}}''.
* Crispus Allen during ''InfiniteCrisis'' ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' woke up in a morgue, but was actually dead and had an autopsy. Turns out he was just chosen to be the new host for the Specter ComicBook/TheSpectre and he's neither alive nor dead now.



* After dying from injuries sustained in a battle with Neron, ComicBook/WonderWoman is transformed into a goddess and wakes up after being autopsied and stuffed into a bodybag.
* Happened to ComicBook/NormanOsborn in a {{Retcon}} after his climactic battle with Spider-man following the death of Gwen Stacy--first thing he did was murder a vagrant who vaguely looked liked him and put the poor guy's corpse in his place, then made off for Europe to build a criminal empire once he saw that his son Harry was going to take over the Goblin identity.

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* After dying from injuries sustained in a battle with Neron, ComicBook/WonderWoman Franchise/WonderWoman is transformed into a goddess and wakes up after being autopsied and stuffed into a bodybag.
* Happened to ComicBook/NormanOsborn in a {{Retcon}} after his climactic battle with Spider-man ComicBook/SpiderMan following the death of Gwen Stacy--first thing he did was murder a vagrant who vaguely looked liked him and put the poor guy's corpse in his place, then made off for Europe to build a criminal empire once he saw that his son Harry was going to take over the Goblin identity.
13th Jan '17 8:14:06 PM trentongm
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* Played for laughs in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. Michael is knocked unconscious so that he can infiltrate a hospital through the morgue. As he is waking up he hears a physician chat with his assistant about Michael's physical flaws, explaining how each is indicative of a different bad habit that probably contributed to his death.
31st Dec '16 4:39:36 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/RobynHood: I Love NY'' #7, the Vapor Lord - having possessed the body of one of his previous victims - awakens at the morgue as the body is being shown to the victim's sister. He proceeds to murder TheCoroner and the sister.
12th Dec '16 10:00:34 AM JBsteeple
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* In ''Film/TheProphecy3TheAscent'' after being shot by a blind man Danyael wakes up locked in a body storage locker in the Morgue.
22nd Nov '16 6:28:43 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Necromancer'' (part of the ChildeCycle), the protagonist transfers his consciousness to a specially prepared body in a morgue.

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* In Creator/GordonRDickson's ''Necromancer'' (part of the ChildeCycle), ''Literature/{{Necromancer}}'', the protagonist transfers his consciousness to a specially prepared body in a morgue.
31st Oct '16 5:12:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ScannersIIITheTakeover'': Alex temporarily shuts down his heart to fake death in the hospital to avoid a SickbedSlaying. He later wakes up at the morgue. There's an initial BaitAndSwitch where it seems like the coroner is about to saw open his chest, but it turns out he was working on another body.
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