'''Basic Trope''': A video game where death is simply treated as a very minor inconvenience.
* '''Straight''': Bob dies, the only real punishment is that he's sent back to the last checkpoint.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob dies and respawns in the exact same spot, no loss of power-ups or anything else. It might possibly be beneficial at points.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob dies and is sent back to the last checkpoint with some very minor loss [[{{ThePointsMeanNothing}} such as score]].
* '''Justified''': Bob can use a highly advanced cloning machine to not only reconstruct himself but to regain all of his power-ups that would have been lost.
* '''Inverted''': ContinuingIsPainful
* '''Subverted''':
** The GameOver screen pops up and the power-ups float away from Bob's body.
** One of the last levels takes place in the afterlife, [[DeaderThanDead and he can't regenerate there]]; if he dies, he starts at the previous level.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Clicking continue causes the power-ups to float back to him, resulting in no loss in the first place.
** A collectible powerup in the level removes this detriment.
* '''Parodied''': Bob actually accepts death as a minor inconvenience and makes a game of how many times he dies in a single level.
* '''Zig Zagged''': You can die and respawn at the same point until you run out of lives, in which you get a GameOver but selecting continue let's you start at the same point you got the GameOver in the first place.
* '''Averted''': Bob dies, loses a life and has to start at the last checkpoint with a few powers lost.
* '''Enforced''': The developers didn't want to make a controller-throwing difficult game in the first place.
* '''Lampshaded''': "How do you keep bouncing back like that so easily after dying?"
* '''Invoked''': Bob is {{cursed|WithAwesome}} by the villain to be immortal, but not invulnerable.
* '''Exploited''': The GenreSavvy Bob intentionally leaves himself in the line of fire, knowing that respawning [[NighInvulnerability brings him back to full health]].
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob spends his entire adventure trying to figure out exactly why DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob respawns without any harm done, [[NakedOnRevival but his clothes don't]].
* '''Played For Drama''':
** He feels and remembers his every death in graphic detail.
** The ''opponent'' [[FromASingleCell also has this advantage]].
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???