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* Nico in Avengers Arena is mortally wounded, but manages to cast the spell “help” before dying. Since the blood sacrifice for it was literally everything she had, the result was resurrecting her, new and improved.


Congratulations, he just Came Back Strong. It's not a DesperationAttack or HeroicResolve, but a permanent increase in one's PowerLevel. It could be that dying has opened his mind to new possibilities, he literally [[TrainingFromHell trained in hell]], he was granted access to new spirit powers, a MacGuffin is used to help him return and he gains special abilities from it, the process that was used to revive him also repaired and/or strengthened his body (or gave him a new body better than the old one), he struck a BargainWithHeaven in the AfterlifeAntechamber, or maybe his [[Anime/DragonBallZ race just makes him stronger from death]].

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Congratulations, he just Came Back Strong. It's not a DesperationAttack or HeroicResolve, but a permanent increase in one's PowerLevel. It could be that dying has opened his mind to new possibilities, he literally [[TrainingFromHell trained in hell]], he was granted access to new spirit powers, a MacGuffin is used to help him return and he gains special abilities from it, the process that was used to revive him also repaired and/or strengthened his body (or gave him a new body better than the old one), he struck a BargainWithHeaven or a DealWithTheDevil in the AfterlifeAntechamber, AfterlifeAntechamber (or a bereaved relative or lover made one on his behalf), or maybe his [[Anime/DragonBallZ his race just makes him stronger from death]].


Congratulations, he just Came Back Strong. It's not a DesperationAttack or HeroicResolve, but a permanent increase in one's PowerLevel. It could be that dying has opened his mind to new possibilities, he literally [[TrainingFromHell trained in hell]], he was granted access to new spirit powers, a MacGuffin is used to help him return and he gains special abilities from it, the process that was used to revive him also repaired and/or strengthened his body (or gave him a new body better than the old one), or maybe his [[Anime/DragonBallZ race just makes him stronger from death]].

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Congratulations, he just Came Back Strong. It's not a DesperationAttack or HeroicResolve, but a permanent increase in one's PowerLevel. It could be that dying has opened his mind to new possibilities, he literally [[TrainingFromHell trained in hell]], he was granted access to new spirit powers, a MacGuffin is used to help him return and he gains special abilities from it, the process that was used to revive him also repaired and/or strengthened his body (or gave him a new body better than the old one), he struck a BargainWithHeaven in the AfterlifeAntechamber, or maybe his [[Anime/DragonBallZ race just makes him stronger from death]].


* 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.

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}},'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}},'' 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.


'''Kreia:''' "Die"? ''No'' -- became stronger, ''yes''.

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'''Kreia:''' "Die"? [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated "Die"?]] ''No'' -- became stronger, ''yes''.

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': After [[spoiler:Diana]] gets killed by Neron, the Dodekatheon revives her as a full-blown PhysicalGod. This is zig-zagged as Olympus' AlienNonInterferenceClause forbids her from intervening to help any mortal who hasn't [[GodsNeedPrayerBadly prayed to her]].


** As a Servant, Iskandar gains ShockAndAwe powers because in life he had claimed to be a descendant of Zeus. He can also summon a [[MentalWorld Reality Marble]], which should be impossible because he is not a Magus, which holds an army of everyone who had ever fought beside him in life.

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** *** As a Servant, Iskandar gains ShockAndAwe powers because in life he had claimed to be a descendant of Zeus. He can also summon a [[MentalWorld Reality Marble]], which should be impossible because he is not a Magus, which holds an army of everyone who had ever fought beside him in life.


** As a Servant, Iskandar gains ShockAndAwe powers because in life he had claimed to be a descendant of Zeus. He can also summon a [[MentalWorld Reality Marble]], which should be impossible because he is not a Magus, which holds an army of everyone who had ever fought beside him in life.



* [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] actually manages to do this twice in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. During the first Pride Lands segment, Simba flings Scar off a cliff. Scar comes BackFromTheDead as a Heartless with ElementalPowers. He retains his appearance and intelligence as he does so, something that only ''Xehanort'' had been able to do before. The second time you go to the Pride Lands, he's psychologically tormenting Simba with shadowy avatars of himself, which combine into the {{Kaiju}}-sized Grroundshaker Heartless, which once again is only outsized by Xehanort's World of Chaos form. All that's left now is for his Nobody to show up and we'll be three for three.

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* [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] actually manages to do this twice in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. During the first Pride Lands segment, Simba flings Scar off a cliff. Scar comes BackFromTheDead as a Heartless with ElementalPowers. He retains his appearance and intelligence as he does so, something that only ''Xehanort'' had been able to do before. The second time you go to the Pride Lands, he's psychologically tormenting Simba with shadowy avatars of himself, which combine into the {{Kaiju}}-sized Grroundshaker Groundshaker Heartless, which once again is only outsized by Xehanort's World of Chaos form. All that's left now is for his Nobody to show up and we'll be three for three.


** In ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Ryougi Shiki gains a stronger version of the same ability when one of her [[SplitPersonality two personalities]] dies, leaving a hole to Akasha in its place. Effectively her new second personality is the universe itself, and possesses unlimited power.

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** In ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'', Ryougi Shiki gains a stronger version of the same ability to see and cut the lines of death when one of her [[SplitPersonality two personalities]] dies, leaving a hole to Akasha in its place. Effectively her Her new second personality is the basically universe itself, and possesses unlimited power.



** In general for the Fate series, anyone summoned as a Servant for a Holy Grail War gains enhanced strength, speed, immunity to non-magical attacks, and special powers based on their legends that they may not have held in life.

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** In general for the Fate series, ''Franchise/FateSeries'', anyone summoned as a Servant for a Holy Grail War gains enhanced strength, speed, immunity to non-magical attacks, and special powers based on their legends that they may not have held in life.



*** Many authors and scientists gain magic as Servants.

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*** Many authors authors, artists, and scientists gain magic as Servants.

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* Initially subverted by sibling series ''Series/TheBionicWoman'' as Jaime's bionics initially threatened her sanity and her life, before being played straight when those problems got sorted out.


** You could technically apply this to ''anyone'' brought back through Edo Tensei / Reanimation, since the zombies it creates can regenerate from ash and have unlimited stamina. Too bad you still have to follow the summoner's orders unless you're Itachi or Madara. The stand-out example would be (the REAL) Madara. He's physically in his prime but has [[BodyHorror all]] [[TheAssimilator the modifications]] he could only make after he was [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport too decrepit to show them off]], and doesn't have to worry about little things like being bisected.

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** You could technically apply this to ZiggZagged with ''anyone'' brought back through Edo Tensei / Reanimation, since the zombies it creates can regenerate from ash and have unlimited stamina. Too bad you still have to follow the summoner's orders unless you're Itachi or Madara. The stand-out example would be (the REAL) Madara. He's physically in his prime but has [[BodyHorror all]] [[TheAssimilator the modifications]] he could only make after he was [[DarkLordOnLifeSupport too decrepit to show them off]], and doesn't have to worry about little things like being bisected. ''However'', it's mentioned that the zombies can be weaker than their living selves as a result of the summoner's own lack of mastery of the jutsu and/or the quality of the bodies used as a sacrifice. The First and Second Hokages revived by Orochimaru were brought back nowhere ''near'' their true power when they fought the elderly Third Hokage. Kabuto mastering and perfecting the jutsu mostly fixed this, [[spoiler:while Orochimaru possessing a White Zetsu and using other White Zetsus as shells for the four Hokages' spirits allows them to use ''much'' more of their true power, particularly Hashirama since the White Zetsus were technically created using his cells.]]


* DoubleSubverted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': After [[TheHero Commander]] [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] is killed by the Collectors, the Illusive Man has his Cerberus underlings essentially invent human resurrection to bring the Commander back. He also explicitly instructs said underlings to restore them ''as-is'', without additions or manipulations, fearing that otherwise, Shepard would lose the perfect combo of [[MagneticHero magnetic personality]] and plain old {{badass}} that allowed them to rally the galaxy against Sovereign in the first game. Afterwards, however, it quickly becomes apparent that Cerberus' extensive cybernetic replacements came with a plethora of nifty side effects for Shepard, such as RegeneratingHealth; BulletTime for Soldiers using Adrenaline Rush, Infiltrators using sniper rifles, and Vanguards coming out of Charge; and the ability to wield weapons like the Claymore or the Widow that would break a normal human's arms.

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* DoubleSubverted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': After [[TheHero Commander]] [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] is killed by the Collectors, the Illusive Man has his Cerberus underlings essentially invent human resurrection to bring the Commander back. He also explicitly instructs said underlings to restore them ''as-is'', without additions or manipulations, fearing that otherwise, Shepard would lose the perfect combo of [[MagneticHero magnetic personality]] and plain old {{badass}} badass that allowed them to rally the galaxy against Sovereign in the first game. Afterwards, however, it quickly becomes apparent that Cerberus' extensive cybernetic replacements came with a plethora of nifty side effects for Shepard, such as RegeneratingHealth; BulletTime for Soldiers using Adrenaline Rush, Infiltrators using sniper rifles, and Vanguards coming out of Charge; and the ability to wield weapons like the Claymore or the Widow that would break a normal human's arms.


* During the penultimate battle of ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'', the [[BigBad Big Bad]], empowered by one of the game's [[MacGuffin magical triangular artifacts]], ends the battle by literally smashing the player to bits in an [[PlotlineDeath unavoidable death]]. The friends the player rescued throughout the game gather around the fallen player and begin to mourn. At this point, the other two triangular artifacts that you recovered during the course of the game react, prompting one of your allies to use them on your remains. The result is that the player is resurrected in a new form. Now totally invincible, and with a new ability to fire huge bolts of energy, the player enters the final battle. Since nothing can hurt the player anymore, the only possible outcome is victory, as you proceed to rend the final boss to pieces.

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* During the penultimate battle of ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'', the [[BigBad Big Bad]], empowered by one of the game's [[MacGuffin magical triangular artifacts]], ends the battle by literally smashing the player to bits in an [[PlotlineDeath unavoidable death]]. The friends the player rescued throughout the game gather around the fallen player and begin to mourn. At this point, the other two triangular artifacts that you recovered during the course of the game react, prompting one of your allies to use them on your remains. The result is that the player is resurrected in a new form. Now totally invincible, and with a new ability to fire huge bolts of energy, the player enters the final battle. Since nothing can hurt the player anymore, the only possible outcome is victory, as you proceed to [[CurbStompBattle rend the final boss to pieces.pieces]].


* It could be said that [[TheHero Commander]] [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' does this, as he/she is [[OnlyMostlyDead rendered clinically brain dead]] by the Collectors, then brought back by Cerberus with cybernetic enhancements, enabling Shepard to have RegeneratingHealth, BulletTime for Soldiers using Adrenaline Rush, Infiltrators using sniper rifles, and Vanguards coming out of Charge, the ability (along with certain mercenary bosses) to wield weapons like the Claymore that normally break people's arms, and SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism based scarring.

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* It could be said that DoubleSubverted in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': After [[TheHero Commander]] [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' does this, as he/she is [[OnlyMostlyDead rendered clinically brain dead]] killed by the Collectors, then brought back by the Illusive Man has his Cerberus with underlings essentially invent human resurrection to bring the Commander back. He also explicitly instructs said underlings to restore them ''as-is'', without additions or manipulations, fearing that otherwise, Shepard would lose the perfect combo of [[MagneticHero magnetic personality]] and plain old {{badass}} that allowed them to rally the galaxy against Sovereign in the first game. Afterwards, however, it quickly becomes apparent that Cerberus' extensive cybernetic enhancements, enabling Shepard to have RegeneratingHealth, replacements came with a plethora of nifty side effects for Shepard, such as RegeneratingHealth; BulletTime for Soldiers using Adrenaline Rush, Infiltrators using sniper rifles, and Vanguards coming out of Charge, Charge; and the ability (along with certain mercenary bosses) to wield weapons like the Claymore or the Widow that normally would break people's arms, and SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism based scarring.a normal human's arms.


* During the penultimate battle of ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'', the final boss, empowered by one of the game's [[MacGuffin magical triangular artifacts]], ends the battle by literally smashing the player to bits in an [[PlotlineDeath unavoidable death]]. The friends the player rescued throughout the game gather around the fallen player and begin to mourn. At this point, the other two triangular artifacts that you recovered during the course of the game react, prompting one of your allies to use them on your remains. The result is that the player is resurrected in a new form. Now totally invincible, and with a new ability to fire huge bolts of energy, the player enters the final battle. Since nothing can hurt the player anymore, the only possible outcome is victory, as you proceed to rend the final boss to pieces.

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* During the penultimate battle of ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'', the final boss, [[BigBad Big Bad]], empowered by one of the game's [[MacGuffin magical triangular artifacts]], ends the battle by literally smashing the player to bits in an [[PlotlineDeath unavoidable death]]. The friends the player rescued throughout the game gather around the fallen player and begin to mourn. At this point, the other two triangular artifacts that you recovered during the course of the game react, prompting one of your allies to use them on your remains. The result is that the player is resurrected in a new form. Now totally invincible, and with a new ability to fire huge bolts of energy, the player enters the final battle. Since nothing can hurt the player anymore, the only possible outcome is victory, as you proceed to rend the final boss to pieces.

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