Playing With / Disney Death

Basic Trope: A character appears to have died, but is later revealed to be alive.
  • Straight: Walter performs a Heroic Sacrifice so that Lilly can escape the Collapsing Lair. However, he was saved at the last second by a pixie they had helped earlier.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Walter survives what should have been a killing blow, but loses his memories, which never fully return.
  • Justified: Death Is Cheap because Walter had previously created a copy of himself with all his memories in case of such an event.
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted:
    • Lilly is overjoyed that Walter is Not Quite Dead, except... why are his eyes different? Oh no! It's Emperor Evulz using his Shapeshifting to pretend to be Walter!
    • Alternatively, Walter seems to be dead, only to turn out alive... and then he dies anyway.
  • Double Subverted:
    • Then the real Walter appears and beats up the shapeshifted Evulz.
    • It turns out that it wasn't Walter who died, but a clone of him that was programmed to believe it was the original. Once he realizes what's going on, he creates a new, non-degenerated clone.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: Walter survived the gun shot, but just barely, except it was poison tipped. However, Lilly administers the antidote just in time, allowing Walter to survive the poison... only for both to realize Walter has lost too much blood, as he dies in her arms.
  • Averted: Walter dies in a very definitive way, with no ground for misinterpretation.
  • Enforced: It's a children's movie, so everyone who dies (not including the bad necessarily) comes back later.
  • Lampshaded: "Golly gee Walter, you never seem to get ki— hurt! You must win the lottery every time you buy a ticket, you're so lucky!"
  • Invoked:
    • Walter knows he's going to die, but to keep Lilly from losing hope he acts as though he'll come back later.
    • Alternately, he notes that in stories like this, the brave character nobly sacrificing himself usually turns up fine later, and wouldn't it be a shame if the Moral Guardians found out otherwise?
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied:
    • Walter wants to die for whatever reason, and intentionally goes out with a bang to make sure the threat is taken care of and he doesn't come back.
    • Walter dies in a way that destroys a machine/magical device that would have been able to revive him.
  • Discussed: "Walter, we don't live in one of your children's stories where no one ever dies! If you do something reckless or stupid to be heroic, you'll really die!"
  • Conversed: "You'd think that with everyone turning up alive or being resurrected, no one would ever be afraid of death."
  • Deconstructed:
  • Reconstructed: The Grim Reaper takes note of the imbalance in fates books, and demands a life for a life.

(brushes self off) Ha HA! It'll take more than a measly collapsing bridge to get rid of the Disney Death page!