'''Basic Trope''': In a fictional work's universe, various mechanics make it to where dying isn't permanent and is easily fixed.
* '''Straight''': Alice kills Emperor Evulz for real, but his constituents resurrect him and he's back terrorizing the populace next week.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** TheyKilledKennyAgain.
** DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist.
** Evulz is ''offended'' that Alice thought he'd stay dead.
** Alice doesn't believe that Emperor Evulz is dead, even though she has every reason to believe he was KilledOffForReal.
* '''Downplayed''':
** Emperor Evulz is back from the dead, but his minions had to spend years searching for that legendary artifact needed to do so. Alice, now a RetiredBadass, has to come out of retirement to take down Evulz again, hopefully for good this time, so her children don't have to deal with this years later.
** Some characters are able to be resurrected one or more times, but for everyone else, death stays constant.
* '''Justified''':
** TheEmpire has resurrection technology, and they can't wait to employ it on their leader.
** TheLeader is an ImmortalitySeeker who knows how many people want him dead, and has invested in a huge number of secret {{Soul Jar}}s.
** Their culture is based on the idea that LivingForeverIsAwesome but created a 'escape clause' just in case. Few people use it.
** [[TheGrimReaper Death himself]] is really bad at his job, too nice for his own good, or [[DeathTakesAHoliday inactive at the moment]].
* '''Inverted''':
** The work is about the undead, and whenever someone gets resurrected, they're dead next time.
** AllDeathsFinal
* '''Subverted''': That new "Emperor Evulz" was actually the Emperor's son, who began [[LegacyCharacter masquerading as his father]] to avoid the [[EvilPowerVacuum backlash that comes with an emperor dying]].
* '''Double Subverted''': That was just the story that the Emperor gave. [[MyGrandsonMyself It really is him]], but he doesn't want his possession of secret resurrection {{Phlebotinum}} to be common knowledge.
* '''Parodied''': No one goes to anyone's funeral because they know they'll be alive the next day. IfYouDieICallYourStuff is thrown around like "shotgun".
* '''Zig Zagged''': That new "Emperor Evulz" is the previous one's son; but it's just a masquerade made up by Evulz. However, there are only so many times he can die and come back.
* '''Averted''': When people die, they stay dead. (AllDeathsFinal, KilledOffForReal)
* '''Enforced''':
** "That last issue really pissed off the Emperor's fanbase, so let's have him come back to life in the next issue!"
** "[[DeathIsDramatic Character Deaths are so wonderfully dramatic!]] But wait does this mean we can't actually use these characters anymore? No! The story will be ruined if these characters are not around anymore. I mean [[RuleOfDrama if we make these deaths dramatic enough]] then nobody will mind if we just use these characters again, [[LogicalFallacies right?]]"
* '''Lampshaded''':
-->'''Bob''': Does anyone actually die in this series, or what?\\
'''Carl''': Only if they're {{mooks}}.
* '''Invoked''': TheEmpire begins researching resurrection technology.
* '''Exploited''': Since death is no more than a mild inconvenience, no one fears it or really needs to avoid it. Need to blow up an enemy WaveMotionGun? Suicide bomb it. Got a broken leg that'll take weeks to heal? Kill yourself, and you'll pop out of a cloning tank good as new in a couple days.
** People have set locations where they respawn, resulting in their enemies SpawnCamping or sealing off their respawn area to prevent them from returning.
* '''Defied''':
** The chief scientists of TheEmpire, who hated Evulz and [[ReluctantMadScientist were being forced to work under him]], decide not to bring him back in the hopes that a better ruler will come about.
** People turn to {{God}} (or some being of comparable power) to bring back the dead. Said being says "no".
* '''Discussed''':
-->"Oh no! Bob is DEAD!"\\
"Ehhh, he'll be back."
* '''Conversed''': "This show can't seem to kill anybody off!"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** A world where everyone can come back to life after death is portrayed realistically. All of history's worst monsters are around forever, and prisoners are carefully prevented from committing suicide to escape their imprisonment.
** The unchecked population growth of such a world leads to the collapse of society from overpopulation and struggle for resources.
** Repeated deaths result in complications, such as brain decay, leading frequently-killed characters to [[TookALevelInDumbass Take a Level in Dumbass]] or to go insane.
** The repeated revivals are a sign that Death itself is dying, resulting in [[DeathTakesAHoliday a world where nobody can die.]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever Said world is bad.]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Really really BAD.]]
* '''Reconstructed''':
** However, the upsides are shown as well. Grandma can come back, for instance.
** Overpopulation problems can give rise to many willing explorers who go out and settle in unknown areas, leading to a new age of exploration.
** The same field of magic or technology that revives people can prevent such problems with similar means.
** The heroes and villains, despite being aware of the ease of resurrection, continue to fight anyway, because even if they can't be KilledOffForReal, at least death is a major speedbump to your enemy's plans.
* '''Played For Laughs''': TheyKilledKennyAgain. Or the ButtMonkey dies a painful death, only for {{God}} to send him back to suffer more, either because he's [[CosmicPlaything so funny for him]], or because he's enough of a {{Jerkass}} to [[AssholeVictim deserve it]].
* '''Played For Drama''': A very popular, very high-powered character in a superhero team is not only used for the WorfEffect, but actually ''killed'' by the villain. "How can we ever fight Emperor Evulz without BOB?! And if he can kill BOB, what chance do we have?!" Despite being one of the publishers' biggest hits, he either stays dead for the duration of the StoryArc, or comes back as a DeusExMachina to finish off the weakened villain during the final battle.
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