Playing With / From a Single Cell

Basic Trope: Every last injury regenerates, no matter how severe.
  • Straight: After having his head sliced off, Bob grows it back without a problem.
  • Exaggerated: After being blasted into a few stray atoms in a devastating plasma explosion, getting scattered into the atmosphere in the process, Bob reforms without even the most microscopic scratch.
  • Downplayed: Healing Factor
  • Justified: Bob is a Humanoid Abomination composed of a material that can be continually generated ad libitum, and freely manipulated; you can't slice a being of amorphous darkness and expect any sort of lasting injury, after all.
  • Inverted: Bob receives an arm transplant, but his new arm immediately disintegrates.
  • Subverted: Bob stands for a bit after being decapitated, looking like he's still alive, but he falls over.
  • Double Subverted: He then regenerates while on the ground.
  • Parodied: Bob regenerates after his whole body was blasted to bits, but returns completely nude. However, after noticing that fact he says: "Oh, right! I forgot to reconstruct my pants!" and suddenly reassembles his complete outfit out of thin air... Much to Alice's bafflement and chagrin, because she was enjoying the eye candy.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Bob dies from being decapitated.
  • Enforced: "How can we make this guy more of a threat? We need him to be hard to kill!"
  • Lampshaded: "Rrgh! How?! Your head's right there! Did you have a spare?! Why Won't You Die?!"
  • Invoked: Bob leaves his neck fully open to attack just to show off this ability.
  • Exploited: Emperor Evulz doesn't hold back when interrogating Bob, because it's not like he can kill him by accident.
  • Defied: Bob doesn't want to continue the fight, and chooses not to regenerate.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed:
    • The regeneration is incomplete, forming a completely new brain that has none of the original Bob's memories.
    • The regenerated organ has some disease from the dirty environment. Enough of this leaves Bob a vegetable from environmental poisoning.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Every cell in Bob seems to have some kind of Genetic Memory, preventing memory loss.
    • When Bob regenerates, the damage is corrected so whatever part regenerated is made stronger. And he just reconstituted his entire body...
    • Since Bob's powers let him grow back his head, all people need to do is cut it off again and then he's no longer a vegetable.
    • Acting on instinct, Bob's new head eats the old one to regain his memories. His secondary powers prevent the old head from growing a new body as this happens.
  • Played For Laughs: Bob's head regenerates, but instead of returning to its original shape, it takes a far goofier appearance.
  • Played For Drama:

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