Main Immortal Life Is Cheap Discussion

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03:41:17 PM May 27th 2014
I noticed a lot of examples on this list appear to be more a case of Good Thing You Can Heal. Clair from Heroes, for example. It's possible someone has used lethal force in order to subdue her, knowing she'd survive it, but the sample just mentions her tendency to die Once an Episode, which usually just an accident.

I'm not familiar enough with the shows to feel comforable removing them, but if people who know the shows better could either remove or clarify them, I'd appreciate it.
11:50:39 PM Sep 12th 2011
edited by Camacan
Apparently not an example: Jeebs is never stated to be a full-blown immortal.

  • The regenerating alien in Men in Black gets shot in the head as a Running Gag.
    "How did you know Jeebs' head grows back?"
    "It grows back?"

Western Animation
  • Men in Black: Jeebs has a regenTaken to a ludicrous extreme in the Animated Adaptation, where shooting Jeebs in the head is the standard way of greeting him for Jay and Kay, as well as his own brother (also a handy way to check for impostors).

11:48:44 PM Sep 12th 2011
edited by Camacan
Kenny is not a strong example. He's not clearly immortal, his reappearance simply being unexplained in a show with a purposefully loose continuity, then subject to a joke explanation, then he's killed off. All too complex and contradictory for a clean example.

  • South Park: Kenny via Genre Savvy. Lampshaded on several occasions; in "Cartmanland," when Cartman is found liable for Kenny dying on a roller coaster, he protests, "Kenny? He dies all the time!" "Cherokee Hair Tampons" features a Running Gag where Kenny becomes increasingly annoyed at everyone being so concerned about Kyle's possible death given how callous they are about Kenny's safety:
    Stan: Holistic medicine is going to kill my friend [Kyle]...
    Kenny: You never seem to care when I die.
    Stan: He's gonna die and there's nothing I can do to save him! (starts crying)
    Kenny: Now that does it! I have had enough of this bullshit! Screw you guys, I'm going home! (starts to walk away and is immediately killed)
    Stan: (crying) I'll never see Kyle again!
    • Yet in "Kenny Dies," which was originally going to be Kenny's Killed Off for Real episode, Stan is appropriately torn up about it.
    • Taken to its logical conclusion in "Mysterion Rises," where Kenny claims his inability to die is his super-power.
      • He does die, but his mother gets immediately pregnant and gives birth to an identical boy, whom they name Kenny and who grows into his normal age overnight, having all the memories of the previous one. Essentially, he is only immortal for as long as his mother is alive. Thanks, Cult of Cthulhu.
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