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** There's also Shenron once Dende became Kami, who is now able to grant two wishes instead of one (they tried to allow him to grant three, but Piccolo tells them that letting him do that would prevent him from reviving multiple people.)

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** There's also Shenron once Dende became Kami, who is now able to grant two wishes instead of one (they tried to allow him to grant three, but Piccolo tells them that letting him do that would prevent him from reviving multiple people.)) This was apparently retconned later so that the dragon can grant three wishes, but multiple resurrections use the power of two wishes.

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* This is downplayed in ''Fanfic/LifeOreDeath'' but while Ferris wakes up from her coma still bodily weak, she has some form of BattleAura powerful enough to scare and sicken magically sensitive characters, and she's still strong enough to beat up two super human attackers almost immediately.
** Mixed with CameBackWrong in the story's Halloween episode, where Solomon Grundy rampages around Fawcett City.


* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Paul Atreides almost dies when he drinks the Water of Life, and when he wakes up he is the Kwisatz Haderach.
** To a lesser degree, every Reverend Mother. Until they drink the Water of Life, the Bene Gesserit do not possess any special powers beyond the CharlesAtlasSuperpower. After managing to drink the Water, internally convert it into a SuperSerum, and survive, the Bene Gesserit emerges with access to Other Memory (the genetic memory of all her female ancestors). Not every Bene Gesserit survives the test. In fact, the prequel novels show that it took many decades for Raquella Berto-Anirul's accident (she manages to survive a poisoning attempt) to be successfully recreated.
** Norma Cenva is a borderline example. A MuggleBornOfMages, she is short and unattractive but possesses an incredible scientific mind. Many years later, she is captured by the [[HumongousMecha Cymeks]], and the danger activates her previously-latent PsychicPowers. The burst of psychic energy kills every Cymek around her and also obliterates her own body. Using her newfound abilities, her disembodied consciousness rebuilds her body molecule-by-molecule in a new, much hotter form, based on a composite of her female ancestors' looks. Not only does she become the most powerful Sorceress of Rossak, but she eventually becomes the very first Navigator (when she eventually allows her body to mutate, previously keeping it unchanging through sheer force of will). Unlike other Navigators, she is also able to [[FasterThanLightTravel fold space]] without a Holtzman engine.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf the Grey dies and comes back as Gandalf the White with augmented powers and authority. He is a lesser-angel figure on a mission from greater-angels and hasn't completed his quest so he is sent back and the restrictions previously placed on his power (to prevent overreliance or corruption) are relaxed.

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* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Paul Atreides almost dies when he drinks the Water of Life, and when he wakes up he is the Kwisatz Haderach.
** To
There's a lesser degree, every Reverend Mother. Until they drink the Water of Life, the Bene Gesserit do not possess any special powers beyond the CharlesAtlasSuperpower. After managing to drink the Water, internally convert it into a SuperSerum, and survive, the Bene Gesserit emerges with access to Other Memory (the genetic memory of all her female ancestors). Not every Bene Gesserit survives the test. In fact, the prequel novels show that it took many decades for Raquella Berto-Anirul's accident (she manages to survive a poisoning attempt) to be successfully recreated.
** Norma Cenva is a borderline example. A MuggleBornOfMages, she is
short story where colonists on an alien planet deal with escalating threats from local fauna, starting with pests that feed on their crops and unattractive but possesses an incredible scientific mind. Many years later, she is captured by working up to large predators. Eventually someone works out that it's the [[HumongousMecha Cymeks]], ''same'' life form, coming back stronger each time they wipe it out. He realizes this just in time to stop them from killing an alien that looks human:
-->"I think we can deal with this one. What I don't want to face is '''what comes next'''."
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* In the world of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', resurrection in any form was impossible until the Orb Of Aldur was recovered.
** When Durnik, (aka 'The Man with Two Lives'), was killed by Zedar, the Gods conferred and agreed unanimously to allow his resurrection by Belgarion, Errand
and the danger activates her previously-latent PsychicPowers. Orb at Polgara's pleading. He went from being an ordinary man, to being an immortal Sorcerer later proven capable of slam-dunking a DEMON LORD singlehandedly.
** Earlier in the series, Belgarion brings back a colt that died immediately after birth.
The burst of psychic energy kills every Cymek around her and also obliterates her own body. Using her newfound abilities, her disembodied consciousness rebuilds her body molecule-by-molecule in a new, much hotter form, based on a composite of her female ancestors' looks. Not only does she become horse the most powerful Sorceress of Rossak, but she eventually becomes the very first Navigator (when she eventually allows her body to mutate, previously keeping it unchanging through sheer force of will). Unlike other Navigators, she colt grows into is also supernaturally strong, able to [[FasterThanLightTravel fold space]] without translocate, apparently highly intelligent (well, for a Holtzman engine.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf
horse, anyway), and quite probably immortal. Fitting, as he turns out to be fated to be the Grey dies horse of a god. Belgareth and comes back as Gandalf Polgara conclude that the White with augmented powers only reason that Belgarion succeeded in resurrecting it was that he didn't know it was impossible. Well, that and authority. He is doing it in a lesser-angel figure on a mission from greater-angels and hasn't completed his quest so he is sent back and cave the restrictions previously placed on his power (to prevent overreliance or corruption) are relaxed.Gods had used as a meeting place before they left the world.



* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'': A variation happens in ''Literature/{{Issola}}'' when Lady Teldra gets killed with a Morganti weapon. Vlad uses it to create a new Great Weapon, which makes him permanently stronger, starting with slaying a Jenoine.
* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'', Oreg comes back, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ward killed him.]] Not only with stronger magic, he's also a dragon.
* ''Literature/{{Dragons}}'': Agawin in ''The Fire Ascending'' after he absorbs Galen's tear. And again, when he 'dies' and becomes Alexa. Yes. [[TomatoInTheMirror Alexa]].



* In Creator/EoinColfer's ''Literature/TheSupernaturalist'', people who've undergone a near-death experience can see the Parasites - not always permanently, but that's how it is for all the named characters - and are therefore able to fight them. (So can [[BizarreBabyBoom Bartoli babies]], but that's beside the point.)
* In the ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novels, a [[AGodAmI Planeswalker]] only has full access to their powers after experiencing extreme physical trauma (sometimes, but not always, death).
* ''Literature/AMadnessOfAngels'' by Kate Griffin begins with the protagonist being mysteriously resurrected, possessed (and empowered) by the "blue electric angels" of telephony.



** In ''Grave Peril'', at the climax of the book Harry is killed by the Nightmare in his dreams, and is immediately revived via CPR. When he comes back, Harry has created a ghost of himself ([[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts being psychic copies of the individual who died and are created at the moment of death]]) and the two proceed to whup ass. While doing so, Harry ''eats'' the Nightmare in his dreams and thus absorbs his magical power, allowing him to come back with so much strength that he vaporizes a pair of vampires almost instantly with no effort.
** To some extent when he was assassinated--he ''was'' already the Winter Knight, but he was incredibly drained and had nothing material left--not his house, his car, his weapons, his pets, his equipment, only a single change of clothes... and then he spent most of a book as a powerless ghost. Now? The Winter Knight is back in town, and just ''dictated terms to Queen Mab''.
** In ''Skin Game,'' [[spoiler:Murphy's improper use of the Sword of Faith led to Nicodemus shattering the blade. However, the power wasn't truly gone, and when Waldo Butters proved himself worthy of being a Knight, the Sword reconstituted itself in into a genuine Lightsaber. This is because of his deep belief in the morals of Star Wars]].
* A variation happens in ''Literature/{{Issola}}'' when Lady Teldra gets killed with a Morganti weapon. Vlad uses it to create a new Great Weapon, which makes him permanently stronger, starting with slaying a Jenoine.
* There's a short story where colonists on an alien planet deal with escalating threats from local fauna, starting with pests that feed on their crops and working up to large predators. Eventually someone works out that it's the ''same'' life form, coming back stronger each time they wipe it out. He realizes this just in time to stop them from killing an alien that looks human:
--> "I think we can deal with this one. What I don't want to face is '''what comes next'''."
* In the world of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', resurrection in any form was impossible until the Orb Of Aldur was recovered.
** When Durnik, (aka 'The Man with Two Lives'), was killed by Zedar, the Gods conferred and agreed unanimously to allow his resurrection by Belgarion, Errand and the Orb at Polgara's pleading. He went from being an ordinary man, to being an immortal Sorcerer later proven capable of slam-dunking a DEMON LORD singlehandedly.
** Earlier in the series, Belgarion brings back a colt that died immediately after birth. The horse the colt grows into is supernaturally strong, able to translocate, apparently highly intelligent (well, for a horse, anyway), and quite probably immortal. Fitting, as he turns out to be fated to be the horse of a god. Belgareth and Polgara conclude that the only reason that Belgarion succeeded in resurrecting it was that he didn't know it was impossible. Well, that and doing it in a cave the Gods had used as a meeting place before they left the world.
* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Dragokin Erowin can handle mooks. After dying and becoming an angel she can effortlessly NoSell the Big Bad's best shot.

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** In ''Grave Peril'', ''Literature/GravePeril'', at the climax of the book Harry is killed by the Nightmare in his dreams, and is immediately revived via CPR. When he comes back, Harry has created a ghost of himself ([[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghosts being psychic copies of the individual who died and are created at the moment of death]]) and the two proceed to whup ass. While doing so, Harry ''eats'' the Nightmare in his dreams and thus absorbs his magical power, allowing him to come back with so much strength that he vaporizes a pair of vampires almost instantly with no effort.
** To some extent when he was assassinated--he assassinated he ''was'' already the Winter Knight, but he was incredibly drained and had nothing material left--not left not his house, his car, his weapons, his pets, his equipment, only a single change of clothes... and then he spent most of a book as a powerless ghost. Now? The Winter Knight is back in town, and just ''dictated terms to Queen Mab''.
** In ''Skin Game,'' ''Literature/SkinGame'', [[spoiler:Murphy's improper use of the Sword of Faith led to Nicodemus shattering the blade. However, the power wasn't truly gone, and when Waldo Butters proved himself worthy of being a Knight, the Sword reconstituted itself in into a genuine Lightsaber. This is because of his deep belief in the morals of Star Wars]].
''Star Wars''.]]
* A variation happens in ''Literature/{{Issola}}'' In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', Paul Atreides almost dies when Lady Teldra gets killed he drinks the Water of Life, and when he wakes up he is the Kwisatz Haderach.
** To a lesser degree, every Reverend Mother. Until they drink the Water of Life, the Bene Gesserit do not possess any special powers beyond the CharlesAtlasSuperpower. After managing to drink the Water, internally convert it into a SuperSerum, and survive, the Bene Gesserit emerges
with a Morganti weapon. Vlad uses access to Other Memory (the genetic memory of all her female ancestors). Not every Bene Gesserit survives the test. In fact, the prequel novels show that it took many decades for Raquella Berto-Anirul's accident (she manages to create survive a new Great Weapon, poisoning attempt) to be successfully recreated.
** Norma Cenva is a borderline example. A MuggleBornOfMages, she is short and unattractive but possesses an incredible scientific mind. Many years later, she is captured by the [[HumongousMecha Cymeks]], and the danger activates her previously-latent PsychicPowers. The burst of psychic energy kills every Cymek around her and also obliterates her own body. Using her newfound abilities, her disembodied consciousness rebuilds her body molecule-by-molecule in a new, much hotter form, based on a composite of her female ancestors' looks. Not only does she become the most powerful Sorceress of Rossak, but she eventually becomes the very first Navigator (when she eventually allows her body to mutate, previously keeping it unchanging through sheer force of will). Unlike other Navigators, she is also able to [[FasterThanLightTravel fold space]] without a Holtzman engine.
* ''Literature/{{Firefight}}'': Megan Tarash. Most of the time, her Epic power allows her to bring shadows of other worlds into this one,
which makes him permanently stronger, starting with slaying is mostly a Jenoine.
* There's a short story where colonists on an alien planet deal with escalating threats from local fauna, starting with pests that feed on their crops
roundabout way of making illusions. But right after she dies and working up her ResurrectiveImmortality kicks in, she is strong enough to large predators. Eventually someone works out that make the shadows she brings through fully real, making her a straight-up RealityWarper. Unfortunately it's accompanied by partial memory loss and confusion, limiting its usefulness until she [[FaceYourFears overcomes her weakness]] and the ''same'' life form, coming back stronger each time they wipe it out. He realizes this just in time to stop them from killing an alien that looks human:
--> "I think we can deal with this one. What I don't want to face is '''what
negative side effects disappear.
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', Gandalf the Grey dies and
comes next'''."
back as Gandalf the White with augmented powers and authority. He is a lesser-angel figure on a mission from greater-angels and hasn't completed his quest so he is sent back and the restrictions previously placed on his power (to prevent overreliance or corruption) are relaxed.
* In the world of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' novels, a [[AGodAmI Planeswalker]] only has full access to their powers after experiencing extreme physical trauma (sometimes, but not always, death).
* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Rhulad Sengar's]] sword induces this effect; any time he's killed, the sword brings him back more powerful than he was before. Unfortunately, there's some overlap with CameBackWrong as well -- each
resurrection chips away a bit more of Rhulad's already frail sanity. At the end of ''Literature/MidnightTides'', [[MasterSwordsman Brys Beddict]] figures out the loophole in any form this power; he has to ''beat'' Rhulad without actually ''killing'' him or he'll just make the problem worse, so he carefully severs key tendons in Rhulad's arms and legs to leave him paralyzed but alive. Too bad someone else shows up a few minutes later and, not understanding the situation, performs what he ''thought'' was impossible until the Orb Of Aldur was recovered.
** When Durnik, (aka 'The Man
a MercyKill...
* ''Literature/MatthewSwift'': Book 1, ''A Madness of Angels'', begins
with Two Lives'), was killed by Zedar, the Gods conferred and agreed unanimously to allow his resurrection by Belgarion, Errand and the Orb at Polgara's pleading. He went from protagonist being an ordinary man, to being an immortal Sorcerer later proven capable of slam-dunking a DEMON LORD singlehandedly.
** Earlier in
mysteriously resurrected, possessed (and empowered) by the series, Belgarion brings back a colt that died immediately after birth. The horse the colt grows into is supernaturally strong, able to translocate, apparently highly intelligent (well, for a horse, anyway), and quite probably immortal. Fitting, as he turns out to be fated to be the horse "blue electric angels" of a god. Belgareth and Polgara conclude that the only reason that Belgarion succeeded in resurrecting it was that he didn't know it was impossible. Well, that and doing it in a cave the Gods had used as a meeting place before they left the world.
* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Dragokin Erowin can handle mooks. After dying and becoming an angel she can effortlessly NoSell the Big Bad's best shot.
telephony.



* ''[[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]'': Agawin in ''The Fire Ascending'' after he absorbs Galen's tear. And again, when he 'dies' and becomes Alexa. Yes. [[TomatoInTheMirror Alexa]].
* In ''Literature/DragonBlood'', Oreg comes back, after [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ward killed him.]] Not only with stronger magic, he's also a dragon.
* Literature/{{Firefight}}: Megan Tarash. Most of the time, her Epic power allows her to bring shadows of other worlds into this one, which is mostly a roundabout way of making illusions. But right after she dies and her ResurrectiveImmortality kicks in, she is strong enough to make the shadows she brings through fully real, making her a straight-up RealityWarper. Unfortunately it's accompanied by partial memory loss and confusion, limiting its usefulness until she [[FaceYourFears overcomes her weakness]] and the negative side effects disappear.



* In Creator/EoinColfer's ''Literature/TheSupernaturalist'', people who've undergone a near-death experience can see the Parasites - not always permanently, but that's how it is for all the named characters - and are therefore able to fight them. (So can [[BizarreBabyBoom Bartoli babies]], but that's beside the point.)
* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Dragokin Erowin can handle mooks. After dying and becoming an angel she can effortlessly NoSell the Big Bad's best shot.
* Sacred Eclipse in ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' can [[AllYourPowersCombined use the powers of the other Ragnarok]], but it initially only has access to the CombatTentacles and HealingFactor of Poseidon. Each time it dies and resurrects, it gains access to more powers, and will eventually become unstoppable.
* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', on multiple occasions, Eric regenerates from things which would kill an ordinary vampire, such as being blown to ash by blessed explosives; and each time he does so, he gains more strength and more control over his powers. It's eventually revealed that Phillipus put a spell on him to conceal him from his sire by suppressing his power; each time Eric unconsciously taps his sealed power to regenerate from near-total destruction, the spell weakens and he gains more conscious access to the power.



* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', on multiple occasions, Eric regenerates from things which would kill an ordinary vampire, such as being blown to ash by blessed explosives; and each time he does so, he gains more strength and more control over his powers. It's eventually revealed that Phillipus put a spell on him to conceal him from his sire by suppressing his power; each time Eric unconsciously taps his sealed power to regenerate from near-total destruction, the spell weakens and he gains more conscious access to the power.
* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Rhulad Sengar's]] sword induces this effect; any time he's killed, the sword brings him back more powerful than he was before. Unfortunately, there's some overlap with CameBackWrong as well -- each resurrection chips away a bit more of Rhulad's already frail sanity. At the end of ''Literature/MidnightTides'', [[MasterSwordsman Brys Beddict]] figures out the loophole in this power; he has to ''beat'' Rhulad without actually ''killing'' him or he'll just make the problem worse, so he carefully severs key tendons in Rhulad's arms and legs to leave him paralyzed but alive. Too bad someone else shows up a few minutes later and, not understanding the situation, performs what he ''thought'' was a MercyKill...
* Sacred Eclipse in ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' can [[AllYourPowersCombined use the powers of the other Ragnarok]], but it initially only has access to the CombatTentacles and HealingFactor of Poseidon. Each time it dies and resurrects, it gains access to more powers, and will eventually become unstoppable.



* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** "Hidden", Clark comes back from the dead with all his powers restored. [[DealWithTheDevil But at what cost?]]
** In "Bizarro", Chloe's latent meteor power activates and resurrects herself.

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* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
''Series/{{Arrowverse}}'':
** "Hidden", Clark ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': At the end of season 3, Barry voluntarily goes into the Speed Force in order to protect Central City. In the season 4 opener, taking place [[TimeSkip six months later]], Team Flash manages to get him back. After a brief period of mental instability, Barry comes back from to save Iris. His first act is to casually break out of the dead Pipeline, something no one else has been able to do. When measuring his speed, the entire team is in awe, claiming that no other speedster has been able to move that fast (apparently, forgetting about Savitar). Even Wally admits that it's beyond his current capabilities.
** Initially subverted in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''
with all Damien Darhk, after he comes back in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', as this is an earlier version of him without magical powers. Played straight in Season 3 of ''Legends'', after he is resurrected by [[spoiler:his daughter]]. He not only levitates himself right out of the coffin, but also disarms a roomful of Time Bureau agents with a wave of his powers restored. [[DealWithTheDevil But at what cost?]]
** In "Bizarro", Chloe's latent meteor power activates and resurrects herself.
hand, before proceeding to slaughter them [[ItMakesSenseInContext to the tune of]] [[SoundtrackDissonance "Return of the Mack"]], while sipping on a cocktail. He also instantly recalls his previous encounters with the Legends, despite the mind-wipe.



* In ''Series/{{Charmed}},'' when Cole arrives in the underworld, he finds that the souls of demons have their powers eaten by the creatures that live there. He decides to get in on that action, and collects enough powers to return to the land of the living, and with almost ''every'' demonic power there is. Unfortunately, it eventually drove him crazy, and he wanted to die, but couldn't.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Benjen's watch was ended by the White Walkers, but The Children of the Forest kept him from turning into a wight and gifted him with some sort of augmented or awakened power in the process, as he's able to ignite a weapon, he can foresee the future and is even aware of the actual contents of Bran's visions.
** When Cersei asks [[MadDoctor Qyburn]] if [[OneManArmy Gregor]] [[OneHitKill Clegane]] is going to come back weaker, he's quick to dismiss the notion, implying this trope. Gregor really didn't need the boost, to be honest. Thanks, Qyburn? Gregor confirms this to be the case when he casually ''rips a man's head off with his bare hands''. Cersei proudly rubs in Ellaria Sand's face that this new Clegane is stronger than ever.
** [[spoiler:Viserion gets a hefty boost after being reanimated as the Night King's wight mount. He gains the ability to breathe blue dragonfire powerful enough to single-handedly destroy Eastwatch and blast through the Wall, an 8000 year old ice barricade fortified by magic. ''All by himself''. He can breathe this fire for a far longer period of time than any of his siblings, even the larger Drogon, have been shown to. And on top of that, he's seemingly gotten much faster in the air.]]



* In ''Series/{{Charmed}},'' when Cole arrives in the underworld, he finds that the souls of demons have their powers eaten by the creatures that live there. He decides to get in on that action, and collects enough powers to return to the land of the living, and with almost ''every'' demonic power there is. Unfortunately, it eventually drove him crazy, and he wanted to die, but couldn't.



-->'''Frank:''' Hey, they fixed your knees!
-->'''Torgo the White:''' [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable ThErE aRe No BuM kNeEs In My WoRlD, cHiLd.]]
-->'''Frank:''' How about your voice?
-->'''Torgo the White:''' [=W...wHaT aBouT mY vOiCe?=]
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', is literally based on this trope "Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, WeCanRebuildHim. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster."

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-->'''Frank:''' Hey, they fixed your knees!
-->'''Torgo
knees!\\
'''Torgo
the White:''' [[AccentUponTheWrongSyllable ThErE aRe No BuM kNeEs In My WoRlD, cHiLd.]]
-->'''Frank:'''
]]\\
'''Frank:'''
How about your voice?
-->'''Torgo
voice?\\
'''Torgo
the White:''' [=W...[=W... wHaT aBouT mY vOiCe?=]
* ''Series/NowAndAgain'' - the main character Michael Wiseman is a fat guy who dies in a subway accident and is brought back in a new body by the government, described as a "modern day Six Million Dollar Man" who has " strength of Superman, the speed of Michael Jordan, and the grace of Fred Astaire."
* ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', is literally based on this trope "Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, WeCanRebuildHim. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better...stronger... stronger... faster.""
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** "Hidden", Clark comes back from the dead with all his powers restored. [[DealWithTheDevil But at what cost?]]
** In "Bizarro", Chloe's latent meteor power activates and resurrects herself.



* ''Series/{{The Flash|2014}}'': At the end of season 3, Barry voluntarily goes into the Speed Force in order to protect Central City. In the season 4 opener, taking place [[TimeSkip six months later]], Team Flash manages to get him back. After a brief period of mental instability, Barry comes back to save Iris. His first act is to casually break out of the Pipeline, something no one else has been able to do. When measuring his speed, the entire team is in awe, claiming that no other speedster has been able to move that fast (apparently, forgetting about Savitar). Even Wally admits that it's beyond his current capabilities.
* Initially subverted in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' with Damien Darhk, after he comes back in ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', as this is an earlier version of him without magical powers. Played straight in Season 3 of ''Legends'', after he is resurrected by [[spoiler:his daughter]]. He not only levitates himself right out of the coffin, but also disarms a roomful of Time Bureau agents with a wave of his hand, before proceeding to slaughter them [[ItMakesSenseInContext to the tune of]] [[SoundtrackDissonance "Return of the Mack"]], while sipping on a cocktail. He also instantly recalls his previous encounters with the Legends, despite the mind-wipe.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Benjen's watch was ended by the White Walkers, but The Children of the Forest kept him from turning into a wight and gifted him with some sort of augmented or awakened power in the process, as he's able to ignite a weapon, he can foresee the future and is even aware of the actual contents of Bran's visions.
** When Cersei asks [[MadDoctor Qyburn]] if [[OneManArmy Gregor]] [[OneHitKill Clegane]] is going to come back weaker, he's quick to dismiss the notion, implying this trope. Gregor really didn't need the boost, to be honest. Thanks, Qyburn? Gregor confirms this to be the case when he casually ''rips a man's head off with his bare hands''. Cersei proudly rubs in Ellaria Sand's face that this new Clegane is stronger than ever.
** [[spoiler:Viserion gets a hefty boost after being reanimated as the Night King's wight mount. He gains the ability to breathe blue dragonfire powerful enough to single-handedly destroy Eastwatch and blast through the Wall, an 8000 year old ice barricade fortified by magic. ''All by himself''. He can breathe this fire for a far longer period of time than any of his siblings, even the larger Drogon, have been shown to. And on top of that, he's seemingly gotten much faster in the air.]]
* ''Series/NowAndAgain'' - the main character Michael Wiseman is a fat guy who dies in a subway accident and is brought back in a new body by the government, described as a "modern day Six Million Dollar Man" who has " strength of Superman, the speed of Michael Jordan, and the grace of Fred Astaire."

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* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', the protagonist Kenshiro could barely defeat his former best friend-turned enemy Shin. After coming back from the brink of death and a few battles later, he surpasses Shin in speed and power.

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* In ''Manga/DeliciousInDungeon'', [[spoiler: Falin, after being resurrected with Red Dragon meat through BloodMagic, should not have had much, if any mana at all. Despite this, she was not only able to drop a protection spell strong enough to leave Senshi undamaged from a point blank gas explosion, she did so instantly, without any incantation or preparation whatsoever.]]


Contrast CameBackWrong and ResurrectionSickness. (Although, on some occasions this Trope [[BlessedWithsuck is not mutually exclusive]] with those.) Compare HeroicSecondWind, which is similar to this without the nasty implications of death. DeathActivatedSuperpower is a subtrope. WeCanRebuildHim is a counterpart specifically concerning science and cybernetics.

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Contrast CameBackWrong and ResurrectionSickness. (Although, on some occasions this Trope [[BlessedWithsuck [[BlessedWithSuck is not mutually exclusive]] with those.) Compare HeroicSecondWind, which is similar to this without the nasty implications of death. DeathActivatedSuperpower is a subtrope. WeCanRebuildHim is a counterpart specifically concerning science and cybernetics.


** In the game itself, there are cards that trigger Came Back Strong in both players and creatures. Tuktuk the Explorer does this to himself: As a 2/2 for three mana, he's beneath the curve. When he dies, you put a 5/5 token into play called Tuktuk the Returned.
** The new "Undying" rule leads to creatures that die returning from the graveyard with slightly higher power and toughness, but die permanently if killed while stronger. If combined with persist (which leads to "came back weaker", but die permanently if killed while weaker), the conditions counter each other and you can get creatures that simply ''never die''.

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** In the game itself, there are cards that trigger Came Back Strong in both players and creatures. [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=194940 Tuktuk the Explorer does Explorer]], combining this to himself: trope with MagikarpPower. As a 2/2 for three mana, he's beneath mana 1/1, Tuktuk is well below the power curve. When However, if he dies, is sent to the graveyard, you put place a 5/5 token into play called Tuktuk "Tuktuk the Returned.
Returned".
** The new "Undying" rule leads is a keyword with this effect. If a creature with "undying" is sent to creatures that die returning from the graveyard from the battlefield, it returns to the battlefield with slightly higher power and toughness, but die permanently if killed while stronger. a +1/+1 counter. (If it is sent to the graveyard again, it stays dead.) [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=262835 Undying Evil]] is a spell which grants any creature "undying". If combined with persist "persist" (which leads to "came back weaker", but die permanently if killed while weaker), the conditions counter each other and you can get creatures that simply ''never die''.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'', this is the origin story established for Optimus Prime. He was once Orion Pax, a SuperCop, but he was betrayed and left for dead by Megatron after overthrowing the corrupt government. However, despite being almost dead, he was drawn to a vault containing the long-lost Matrix of Leadership, which changed Orion Pax into, you guessed it, Optimus Prime.

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* In ''Fanfic/SonOfTheSannin'', Rin Nohara of all people is revived by Obito. The process has granted her the first Hokage's [[GreenThumb Wood Release]], a HealingFactor that allows her to even regenerate lost limbs, and she no longer requires food (only water) to sustain herself. According to Zetsu, she's now virtually impossible to kill, just like Obito wanted.


* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', Muller comes back after surviving his aparent death at the jaws of crocodiles, losing his arms, and replacing them with mechanical ones with claws, giving him increased strength, and [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], revealing himself to be the series' GreaterScopeVillain.

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* In ''{{ComicBook/Violine}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Violine}}'', Muller comes back after surviving his aparent apparent death at the jaws of crocodiles, losing his arms, and replacing them with mechanical ones with claws, giving him increased strength, and [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level in badass]], revealing himself to be the series' GreaterScopeVillain.GreaterScopeVillain.
* The obscure Golden Age Creator/MarvelComics character Blue Blaze was killed when a tornado caused him to get a face full of mysterious blue fire. Nearly a century later, he suddenly resurrected as a FlyingBrick.


* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' storyline ''Robin Rises,'' this accidentally happens with [[{{Robin}} Damian]], who resurrects as a FlyingBrick. Naturally, we get a few issues of him absolutely reveling in his new powers, only for them to suddenly disappear.

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* ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': After being shot during the gang war and revived by Johnny Warlock using her father's life Darla Aquista comes back with incredible magical powers, to the point that she can casually blast ComicBook/{{Superboy|1994}} across Bludhaven and leave him hurting for a while afterwards.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' storyline ''Robin Rises,'' this accidentally happens with [[{{Robin}} [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Damian]], who resurrects as a FlyingBrick. Naturally, we get a few issues of him absolutely reveling in his new powers, only for them to suddenly disappear.

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* ''Series/NowAndAgain'' - the main character Michael Wiseman is a fat guy who dies in a subway accident and is brought back in a new body by the government, described as a "modern day Six Million Dollar Man" who has " strength of Superman, the speed of Michael Jordan, and the grace of Fred Astaire."


* Neo of ''Film/TheMatrix'' only gets to awaken his spoon-bending powers after being killed by Agent Smith in the first movie.

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Neo of ''Film/TheMatrix'' only gets to awaken his spoon-bending powers after being killed by Agent Smith in the first movie.movie.
** Smith himself becomes this in the sequels. The first movie ends with Neo destroying him, but he refuses to be deleted and becomes a RogueDrone with the power to [[TheVirus turn others into copies of himself.]]


* Battler, from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', takes Dlanor's [[OneHitKill Red Key]] through the chest at the climax of Ep5. His death gives him as much time as he needed to think back over the mysteries of the novel, realise what he'd been missing, come to understand the Truth of the Game and will himself back to life as one of the most badass and powerful characters in a series filled with already-overpowered characters.

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* Battler, from ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', takes Dlanor's [[OneHitKill Red Key]] through the chest at the climax of Ep5.Ep 5. His death gives him as much time as he needed to think back over the mysteries of the novel, realise what he'd been missing, come to understand the Truth of the Game and will himself back to life as one of the most badass and powerful characters in a series filled with already-overpowered characters.

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