->'''Amy:''' Do you think you'll just come back to life?!
->'''Rory:''' When ''don't'' I?
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Angels Take Manhattan"
->''Green Arrow was a champion of Justice, but more importantly he was my friend, and no amount of tears will... will. No, you know what, fuck this!''\\
(Crowd gasps)\\
''Oh, don't act so shocked, you phonies! You know how this works. In a few months some magic amulet will bring him back. Or we'll find some alternate dimension Green Arrow that's exactly like the one we had before!\\
How many of you here have already died? Come on! Put them up!''\\
(Everyone raises their hands)\\
''Exactly! So all due respect to Green Arrow or whoever bites it next, but I'm done with your memorials, your wakes, or flying to your home planets to scatter your fucking ashes! I am done!''
-->--'''Batman''', ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''

->''My return is a mystery\\
Thought you had control of me \\
I'm offended that you're so surprised.\\
That first defeat was a practice round \\
But I pulled myself off the ground\\
And I've already planned your demise.''
-->--Creator/BlackGryph0n and Creator/MichelleCreber, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pp0kdfFzM0 "Getting Stronger"]]

->''She said "I had the strangest dream,\\
I dreamed I killed you again\\
Don't make me kill you again,\\
'Cause I couldn't bear to kill you again.''
-->--'''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Ondine"

->''Ha ha! I died again!''
-->--'''Lynne''', ''VideoGame/GhostTrick''

->''''[slightly annoyed]'' Sigh. Am I dead ''again''?''
-->--'''[[Series/{{Charmed}} Piper Halliwell]]''', ''Seven Year Witch''

->''You boys die more than anybody I ever met.''
-->--'''Ash''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->''Go ahead, Roy, [[StrikeMeDown do it]]. But Iím going to warn you, when I come back Iím going to be [[UnstoppableRage pissed]].''
-->--'''Dean Wincehster''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''Spike:''' The thing only took over her body. It's the tip of the theological. Trust us. Weíre kind of experts.\\
'''Gunn:''' What about her...? If her organs have been liquefied...\\
'''Spike:''' ''[raises hand]'' Flash-fried in a pillar of fire saving the world. ''I'' got better.
-->--''{{Series/Angel}}'', "Shells"

->''Sometimes it seems that in mutant heaven there are no pearly gates, but instead revolving doors.''
-->-- '''Professor X''', ''ComicBook/XFactor'' #70

->'''Balinsky:''' Oh, Dr. Jackson's gonna die when he sees this!\\
'''Dixon:''' What, again?
-->-- ''Series/StargateSG1'', "Heroes"

->'''Roy:''' Huh... I always thought the "revolving door afterlife" was just a metaphor...\\
'''Bureaucratic Deva:''' Now, you are an adventurer, so that means you're eligible to earn Frequent Dying Miles every time you stay with us...
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0487.html #487]]

-->--'''Head Death''', ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1897.html #1897]]

->''Don't get the wrong idea, though; coming back from the dead isn't a snap. It's a tough narrative trick that requires time travel, a previously-unmentioned clone, a cosmic resurrection, an alternate dimensional rebirth, or an inattentive editor with a drinking problem. But it can be done.''
-->--'''The Amazing Franchise/SpiderMan: [[http://www.againwiththecomics.com/2008/01/spider-man-irreversible-demise.html "Irreversible Terminal Demise"]]''' (from ''[[Magazine/{{MAD}} MAD]]'' #485)

->''Oh, dear. I seem to have died. This is very inconvenient.''
-->--'''Jacob Deegan''', ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan''

->'''Jerry the Immortal:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dying is going to put me out of commission for a few weeks]].\\
'''Susan:''' Dying is usually inconvenient.

->''Death has lost its meaning. The doorway between life and death has been cracked open for years. Ever since Superman came back to us. And then Oliver Queen, Hal Jordan, Jason Todd.''
-->--'''Raven''', ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' #30

->'''Sigma:''' Aah! Teddy bears thrown at me! My only weakness!...for now... ''[falls over dead]''\\
''[less than two seconds later]''\\
'''Sigma:''' Muahahaha! I'm back to get my revenge! ''[EvilLaugh]'' So...what was the time?\\
'''Zero:''' Hmm...sorry, not a new record.\\
'''Sigma:''' Ohhh.
-->--''VideoGame/MegaManX: The Maverick Breakdown''

->''We're just going to ''kill'' you, and then you'll be ''fine''!''
-->--'''Agatha''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''

->'''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080528 Vole]]:''' Hy haff brought hyu de leader ov dose [[HumongousMecha Var Stompers]]. He iz in need ov medical attention.\\
'''Doctor Sun:''' I will be the judge of that. Where is he? ''[Vole holds the man's severed head in his hand]'' Yes. Well. ''Tricky''. [[SeenItAll But I've seen worse]]. Let's get him prepped.

->'''Blutarch Mann:''' All I ask is that you-- ''[dies mid-sentence]''\\
'''Engineer:''' Uh...sir? Is he alright?\\
'''Blutarch's secretary:''' Give him a moment, dear. He's just dead.\\
''[Life support machine shocks Blutarch back to life]''
-->--'''[[http://www.teamfortress.com/loosecanon/11.html Loose Canon]]''', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''

->'''Professor Mezzasalma:''' ...Mittelmind there has a pulse cannon built-in. It killed him, of course, but her gun ''did'' blow up.\\
'''Moloch von Zinzer:''' That...that was very brave.\\
'''Professor Mezzasalma:''' Oh, ''please''. Don't start. He'll be smug enough as it is.\\
'''Mittelmind's Minion:''' [[MagicalDefibrillator Clear]]!

->'''Fry:''' Take that, Grim Reaper!\\
'''Bender:''' ''[under his breath]'' Stupid, ineffective Reaper!
-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Jurassic Bark"

->''Oh, no, you don't! We know how it goes: you take the body, then he's back in a week!''
-->--'''Cop''', ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis''

->''But I stopped reading '''Ultra-Powerful Guy''' the ninth or tenth time he died and came back.''
-->--'''Nermal''', ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} #1''

->'''King Kai:''' Goku could not escape [[EarthShatteringKaboom the explosion]]. Namek is gone...and so is he.\\
'''Yamcha:''' No...Goku, no! ''[sad music]'' [[BigNo Noooooooo]]! ''[falls to his knees and cries]''\\
'''Tien:''' ''[music cuts off]'' Why do you care? ''Why'' do any of you care? Are you forgetting the whole reason that they went to Namek in the first place? Now we have ''two sets of Dragon Balls''.\\
'''Yamcha:''' Well, yeah, but...you make it sound like death has no consequence.\\
'''Tien:''' It really doesn't. We're literally waiting to go back. Hell, this is Chaotzu's ''second time''.\\
'''Chaotzu:''' Next time, I get a free sundae!\\
'''Yamcha:''' Huh.\\
'''King Kai:''' Huh.\\
'''Tien:''' Yeah.

->'''Green Arrow:''' So, Hal... When're you coming back?\\
'''Hal Jordan's spirit:'''[[note]]He was the Spectre's host at the time[[/note]] I don't understand.\\
'''Green Arrow:''' Yes, you do. We've been at this too long. When're you ''really'' coming back?\\
'''Hal Jordan's spirit:''' I'm working on it.
-->--'''''Comicbook/IdentityCrisis'' #4'''

->''God damnit! [[MediumAwareness Why won't anyone just die in this fucking comic]]?!''
-->--'''Bob''', ''WebComic/BobAndGeorge''

->''Where's Ra's? If he's dead again, I need you to wake him up.''
-->--'''Batman''', ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''

->'''Murder as warning'''\\
''The assignment is simple enough. A journalist has said too much, and someone wealthy would like him to be murdered. He'll get better, obviously, but it will serve as a lesson.''
-->--'''Opportunity card''' in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon''

->'''X:''' Okay, I think we're safe now, Ran. Ran?\\
''[Ran teleports in]''\\
'''X:''' Ran, what happened?!\\
'''Ran:''' I didn't make it. Twelve freaking times!
-->--''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/050516c "The Body Count Grows"]]

->''The old "bring her family back from the '''grave'''" gambit? Have you no ''shame''?''
-->--'''Tarvek''' ''[to Gil]'', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''

->''I was determined to save their lives, even though [[LampshadeHanging nobody ever]] ''[[LampshadeHanging really]]'' [[LampshadeHanging dies]]. Observe.''\\
[chops own head off with sword, then walks back into the room unscathed]
-->--'''Captain Hero''', ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''

->''Nova managed to defeat the Sphinx with the help of some heroes from other time periods, and assures me that the Sphinx won't be returning. But how many times have the Avengers said that about Kang, or Ultron, or Dr. Doom?''
-->--'''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''', ''Heroic Age: Super Villains''

->'''Captain America:''' [[FakingTheDead You have to die, Bucky]].\\
'''Bucky:''' Er, no thanks, didn't like it the first couple of times.\\
'''Cap:''' Funny.\\
'''Bucky:''' No, I'm serious, why can't ''Jim'' die this time?
-->--''All-New ComicBook/TheInvaders''

->'''Old Kai:''' I'll give you the life that's left inside of me, that way you can make your way to Earth. ''[Old Kai sacrifices himself and dies]''\\
'''Goku:''' ''[Goku's halo fades away]'' Thank you, I promise I won't let this go to waste.\\
'''Old Kai:''' ''[wakes up with a halo]'' THEN HURRY UP!\\
'''Goku:''' HUH!?\\
'''Old Kai:''' WHAT are you doing!? You're standing there looking like fools when you should be saving the universe!
-->--''Anime/DragonBallZ'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm9KaJG1EnY here]]

->''"Well, Frank's ''dead'' again..."''
-->-- '''Dr. Forrester''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''

->''"Oh, no. [[Creator/BlizzardEntertainment Blizzard]] killed your favorite character. Well, don't fret! Odds are they'll be returning in an expansion or two! [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Trust me, I know!]]"''
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Muradin Bronzebeard]]''', ''VideoGame/HeroesOfTheStorm''

->'''Ben Grimm''': Doom is back again? Didn't he die the last time we fought him?
->'''Reed Richards''': So did you.
->'''Ben Grimm''': Eh. Point.
-->-- '''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgWBu83Coks Fantastic 4: Doomsday]]'''''

->"ComicBook/{{Superman}}, ComicBook/GreenLantern, ComicBook/BlueDevil, ComicBook/TheCreeper... after a while, you begin to see that for some, the simple act of donning spandex makes death a revolving door."
-->--'''Prometheus''', ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueCryForJustice''

->Wounds are becoming troublesome. At 8, they may become fatal. Which would be inconvenient.
-->--''VideoGame/FallenLondon''[='=]s [[SincerityMode completely honest]] description of the '''Wounds''' trait

-> [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk Banner'll]] be back,the good ones always come back. Look at {{ComicBook/Cap|tainAmerica}}, he's died more times than Kenny on WesternAnimation/SouthPark
-->--''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'', Spiderman/Deadpool #12

->Yes, I live once more. I'm very hard to kill and really, you did a sloppy job.
-->--'''[[EvilSorcerer Zoltun Kulle]]''', ''upon returning from the dead (again) in VideoGame/DiabloIII''

-> '''Santa''': junpei i swear to fucking god im going to murder you when i next see you in person
-> '''Junpei''': that's a pretty empty threat considering i've died at least 10 times
---> ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' fanfic [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/9103666/chapters/20693326 Schrodinger's Chat]]

->''Upon death, the soul immediately departs. Returning that soul to its body is a major hassle''.
--->''Franchise/DungeonsAndDragons Player's manual, Version 3.5''

->Thus died Thor. For the ninth time that could be remembered. Three days later, he rose again.
-->--'''Narration''', ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor: God of Thunder]]'' #11

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->''Nobody ever dies in science fiction.''

->''Moving for me is a multi-annual tradition, much like killing [[spoiler:John]] has become.''
-->--'''[[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures Andrew Hussie]]''', regarding one of the few exceptions to AnyoneCanDie in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''

->''The coward dies a thousand deaths; the brave man dies but once; the [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Warrior Princess]] dies about once a season, to keep in practice.''
-->--'''Kevin Wald'''

->''Itís an interesting thing, death in ScienceFiction. With technology so advanced, if the author wants to make sure the reader wonít think the character will be brought back to life, the author canít just shoot or dismember the character, the character really needs to be disintegrated.\\
We won't even TALK about cloning.''
-->--'''Christopher Baldwin''', ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'', [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/12/14/spacetrawler-102/ "Defining Art"]]

->''Oh gosh I forgot to honor our fallen heroes. In my line of work everyone just comes back in a couple months.''
-->--'''Wonderella''''s [[http://twitter.com/wonderella/status/1938344387 twitter]], ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella''

->''You know, if everyone ThePunisher killed turns out to be no more dead than anyone else who "dies" in Creator/MarvelComics, he's going to be in BIG trouble one of these days.''
-->--''Marvel Year In Review 1993''

->''In our last episode, Morph made his return to the series, having undergone treatment at Moira [=MacTaggert=]'s Muir Island facility to recover from...well, ''death'', primarily, but also the far-more-nebulous "being evil". These, I should point out, are two things that are pretty notoriously difficult to cure, but they pulled it off.''
-->--'''Chris Sims''' on ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-x-men-episode-guide-4x04-proteus-part-i "Proteus, Pt. 1"]]

->''Death isn't something to fear anymore in ''Series/DoctorWho'', it is to be laughed at, because it is a state that simply cannot be obtained.''
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/series-seven.html Doc Oho]]'''

->''[I]t's kind of hard to be moved by death on this show, because, all too often, they just don't stick. So instead of feeling sad about Kevin's demise, or even annoyed that it was entirely too contrived in a shameless effort to evoke emotion, I instead wonder how long it will be before he's brought back. If he later proves to be really and truly dead, and not just pining for the fjords, only then will it be bothersome, because he will have been cheated out of a meaningful character death by all the meaningless ones that came before.''
-->--'''Tippi Blevins''', '''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity''' on ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->''You'll want to stay off your feet and drink plenty of liquids, but otherwise, rising from the dead can be handled on an outpatient basis.''
-->--'''WebSite/SFDebris''' on ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''

->''"Hey!" you exclaim, "Wasn't Sean Connery killed in the first movie? He can't possibly appear in this one!" Oh, but he can! You just lack the powers of terrible screenwriting!''
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' [[http://www.http://spoonyexperiment.com/highlander-series/ on]] ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening''

->''Is there [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight anyone]] on this station who actually gets disturbed or freaked out or overcome with emotion upon seeing their dead spouse/parent suddenly come back to life? Though, I suppose I should take into account that this is the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe, where people come back from the dead every other Wednesday.''
-->--'''Website/TheAgonyBooth''', "Shattered Mirror"

->''Remember when Scully [[spoiler:was having a baby despite having no ova]]? Or when Mulder died? Or that other time Mulder died? Or that other, other time Mulder died?''
-->--'''Jessica Morgan''', '''Website/TelevisionWithoutPity''' on ''Series/TheXFiles''

->''Lana Lang saw her own death in bed in "Hourglass". Lana Lang also died in "Crisis" when shot by Adam Knight. [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong Through miraculous time travel]], she survived. Lana later died to become a Vampire in "Thirst", only to be brought back to life. Finally, she died in "Reckoning", only to be resurrected. How? You guessed it. [[ResetButton Through miraculous time travel]]. Furthermore, in "Void", she died once off camera (we know) and once on camera (we know) to see her parents, though it is assumed she had done it multiple times [[FantasticDrug and developed a dependence]]. To be kind, I'll call that three deaths. Then, to be thorough, we saw her die in "Lexmas", in Lex's hallucination/coma. And in "Labyrinth", in Clark's hallucination, she literally bought the farm. But wait! Lana's not done dying yet! In 6x20, "Noir", she died in Jimmy's fantasy world. But she ain't done croaking for drama yet! In 6x22, she flat-out exploded, [[FleetingDemographicRule stealing Chloe's riff]]! In 7x15, Lana is placed into [[ConvenientComa an IRREVOCABLE COMA]]!''
-->--'''Neal Bailey''', "The ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' [[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/tv/tv.php?topic=reviews/smallville-knockout K.O. Count"]]

->'''Starfield:''' [[spoiler:Blurr]] is about as unambiguously dead as a Transformer can be, IMO.\\
'''[=KrytenKoro=]:''' [[WordOfGod According to Wyatt]], in ''[[WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated Animated]]'' grey=dead, and ''only'' grey=dead. [[spoiler:Blurr]] is still alive.\\
'''Starfield:''' Like I said, as unambiguously dead as a Transformer ''can'' be. There's ''always'' a chance. (Even when they ''are'' gray.)
-->--'''Two Editors''' on [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Main_Page Transformers Wiki]]

-> ''When your plot establishes magical resurrection, all the stakes and drama immediately collapse. Where's the meaning in self-sacrifice if we can just get resurrected? Oh, the villain was motivated by her dead babies? NEVER MIND! *PBTH!* THEY'RE ALIVE AGAIN, BE MORE CAREFUL THIS TIME! [[DeathIsCheap ACTUALLY DON'T!]] WHO CARES? HERE'S THREE MORE BABIES, FUCK IT! I complain because it undermines the emotional impact, you see, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial not 'cause I'm psychotic and I want everything to die.]] (Not just because of that anyway...)''
-->--''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]'' on the ending of VideoGame/OriAndTheBlindForest

-> ''"No one in comics stays dead except for [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Bucky]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Jason Todd]], and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Uncle Ben]]."''
-->-- A popular piece of comic shop wisdom. [[UpToEleven Naturally, Bucky and Jason both came back.]]