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.
[slightly annoyed] Sigh. Am I dead
You boys die more than anybody I ever met.
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
Sometimes it seems that in mutant heaven there are no pearly gates, but instead revolving doors.
Oh, Dr. Jackson's gonna die when he sees this! Dixon:
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...
IMAGINE WHAT SORT OF MESS THE UNIVERSE WOULD BE IN IF WE KEPT SENDING PEOPLE BACK FROM THE DEAD ON FLIMSY PREMISES.
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.
Oh, dear. I seem to have died. This is very 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.
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! [Evil Laugh]
So...what was the time? Zero:
Hmm...sorry, not a new record. Sigma:
We're just going to
kill you, and then you'll be
Hy haff brought hyu de leader ov dose 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
. But I've seen worse
. Let's get him prepped.
All I ask is that you— [dies mid-sentence] [silence] 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]
...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:
. Don't start. He'll be smug enough as it is. Mittelmind's Minion: Clear
Wounds are becoming troublesome. At 8, they may become fatal. Which would be inconvenient.
Take that, Grim Reaper! Bender: [under his breath]
Stupid, ineffective Reaper!
Oh, no, you don't! We know how it goes: you take the body, then he's back in a week!
But I stopped reading Ultra-Powerful Guy the ninth or tenth time he died and came back.
Goku could not escape the explosion
. Namek is gone...and so is he. Yamcha:
No...Goku, no! [sad music] 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
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
Next time I get a free sundae! Yamcha:
Huh. King Kai:
Where's Ra's? If he's dead again, I need you to wake him up.
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.
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!
The old "bring her family back from the grave" gambit? Have you no
I was determined to save their lives, even though nobody ever really dies. Observe.
[chops own head off with sword, then walks back into the room unscathed]
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?
Captain America: You have to die, Bucky
Er, no thanks, didn't like it the first couple of times. Cap:
No, I'm serious, why can't Jim
die this time?
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!