'''Basic Trope''': A NotQuiteDead character is brought back as a cyborg.
* '''Straight''': Lazarus N. Destructible gets a DisneyDeath... but a TheEndOrIsIt moment shows a MadScientist tinkering at his corpse [[BuildingIsWelding with a welding torch]].
* '''Exaggerated''': The scientist uses [[ClarkesThirdLaw Sufficiently Advanced Science]] to bring a DeaderThanDead character back FromASingleCell, and makes plenty of "improvements" along the way.
* '''Downplayed''': A severely wounded character is patched up with prosthetic parts, but isn't implied to be superhuman as a result.
* '''Justified''': The character is highly-trained and extremely valuable, and his employers aren't going to let near-fatal injuries put him out of action.
* '''Inverted''':
** A [[CrushKillDestroy mad cyborg]] is taken offline, and surgeons take the opportunity to remove most of the [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul soul-destroying cybernetics]] before reviving him.
** A damaged robot is repaired by replacing its broken parts with human limbs and organs.
* '''Subverted''':
** Lazarus is brought back to life... and he's basically in a walking life-support machine. Far from making him ''better, stronger, faster!'', his cybernetics are barely keeping him alive.
** When we next see Lazurus, he's [[PowerArmour covered in mechanical parts]], but [[UnRoboticReveal it turns out they are just the high-tech equivalent of splints.]]
* '''Double Subverted''':
** ...but they keep him alive enough to slink away into a remote laboratory, to simmer in his own hatred of humanity and work on upgrading himself. He eventually emerges not just better, stronger and faster, but with a grudge against humanity in general and his "killers" [[ItsPersonal in particular]].
** Lazurus has actual robotic parts under the high-tech casts, but they're very subtle and it's not visible until [[RoboticReveal some of his skin is blown off.]]
* '''Parodied''':
** A 15th-century pirate is at risk of dying of gangrene from an infected leg wound. The ship's doctor delivers the "we can rebuild him" speech from ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'' over a scene of him [[TechnologyMarchesOn sawing the leg off and replacing it with a wooden peg]].
** Alternatively, a man is given cybernetic implants to remedy a minor injury, such as a scraped knee.
* '''Zig Zagged''':
** Cyberneticisation is a last resort, pulled only on the dying specifically because it's such a crapshoot. Most people are killed, some reject their enhancements, some are turned into vegetables; even of the survivors, most are left feeble shadows of themselves, barely able to move. But every once in a while...
** Lazarus' enhancements are constantly on the fritz. Sometimes he's superhuman, but things [[PhlebotinumBreakdown go wrong all the time]] to provide a DramaPreservingHandicap. And every now and again we get chilling hints that CyberneticsEatYourSoul.
* '''Averted''': The world has prosthetics and medical technology at about a modern level.
* '''Enforced''': Given Lazarus' popularity and importance (not to mention [[MeaningfulName his name]]), the fans [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt simply refuse to believe he's been]] KilledOffForReal. But since the writers had killed him off in the first place because they found him dull, they decide they have a good opportunity to bring him back in a barely-recognisable form.
* '''Lampshaded''': "You can rebuild him? How much will it cost?" "$1.1 billion." ""Huh. That's... [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan not what I was expecting.]]" "Yeah, that's inflation for you."
* '''Invoked''': A MadScientist can't get any human subjects for his extremely invasive cybernetics experiment, so arranges for an "accident" to befall someone so they'll have nothing to lose from undergoing his treatment.
* '''Exploited''': Lazarus' boss orders the scientist to secretly equip him with a GPS tracker, wireless sensor feeds back to MissionControl, a RestrainingBolt and kill-switch... he'd always wanted to have such direct control over an agent, but never had the chance before.
* '''Defied''':
** "[[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm a doctor, not a...]] [[BuffySpeak robot... making... person!]]"
** Lazarus N. Destructible takes safety precautions to avoid any injuries that would require him to be rebuilt as a cyborg to survive.
* '''Discussed''': "Now would be a great time to tell me you can bring him back as an unstoppable cyborg, doc."
* '''Conversed''': "Do you think they put this [[ReadTheFinePrint in the small print]] of these agents' contracts? 'Item [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]](b)(iii): if the agent is fatally injured in the line of duty, the employer reserves the right to use any and all functioning systems, including but not limited to the central nervous system, in the creation of a cybernetic being...'"
Darn! [=WeCanRebildHim=] is a broken link. But we can bring it back stronger... faster... '''WeCanRebuildHim!'''
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