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* ''Literature/WorldsOfShadow'': Fetches and revenants. There is a "spark" both lack. Fetches can't speak well, while both are entirely apathetic and will follow orders blindly.

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** ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' foe Kraven the Hunter committed suicide in ''ComicBook/KravensLastHunt'', but was later brought back to life by his family in the story ''Grim Hunt''. However, due to the resurrection ritual being sabotaged by Spider-Man's clone Kaine dying in place of the true Spider-Man, Kraven has been 'cursed with un-life' and only Peter or another connected to the Web of Life can kill him. Mentally, he's all there, just angry about it - Madame Web even mocks his wife for assuming he's changed. He's exactly the same, she just prefers not to remember him that way (and even the Chameleon pointed out that bringing him back to life may not have been what Kraven wanted, considering that the man did ''kill himself'').


** Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' with Voldemort's resurrection. His revived body is distorted and disfigured, and his soul is damaged, but these are due to a separate bit of dark magic and it is later seen in a flashback that he was gradually deformed long before the physical reincarnation. Later it is also revealed that he was never really dead: His soul stayed alive because he had anchored it in horcruxes, even though his body died when his own curse was reflected. Therefore, he only needed a new body.

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** Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' with Voldemort's resurrection. His revived body is distorted and disfigured, and his soul is damaged, but these are due to a separate bit of dark magic and it is later seen in a flashback that he was gradually deformed long before the physical reincarnation. Later it is also revealed that he was never really dead: His his soul stayed alive because he had anchored it in horcruxes, [[SoulJar Horcruxes]], even though his body died when his own curse was reflected. Therefore, he only needed a new body.


* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Stan get attached to a puppy that the family adopts until it gets killed in a freak accident. Stan refuses to let the puppy die since he doesn't want to relive the horrible experience he had as a child when his first dog had to be put down, so he takes the puppy to a shady veterinarian who puts the animal back together again in the most horrifying way possible; tennis balls for eyes, legs that don't match, and has to use a device just to crawl around. Stan eventually accepts the fact that the puppy was long gone and [[MercyKill puts it out of its misery by]] [[StuffBlowingUp making it explode with dynamite]].

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' has Stan get attached to a puppy that the family adopts until it gets killed maimed in a freak accident. Stan refuses to let the puppy die since he doesn't want to relive the horrible experience he had as a child when his first dog had to be put down, so he takes the puppy to a shady veterinarian who puts the animal back together again in the most horrifying way possible; tennis balls for eyes, legs that don't match, and has to use a device just to crawl around. Stan eventually accepts the fact that the puppy was long gone and [[MercyKill puts it out of its misery by]] [[StuffBlowingUp making it explode with dynamite]].


* In Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the Sons of Garmadon led by a LoonyFan of his plan to use the Oni Masks to revive him. The twist is that they want to bring him back ''without'' any of his redeeming qualities such as his love for his son Lloyd since they believe these traits hold him back from unleashing his true potential. By the end of the season, they succeed. The revived Lord Garmadon demonstrates that he's no longer the father Lloyd knew and loved when he nearly beats Lloyd to death in a fight -- he would never try to hurt Lloyd even when he was Lord Garmadon in the past -- while declaring IHaveNoSon. Unfortunately, the Sons of Garmoadon turned out to be right about this unlocking his true potential, making him CameBackStrong as well.

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* In Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the Sons of Garmadon Garmadon, led by a LoonyFan of his his, plan to use the Oni Masks to revive him. The twist is that they want to bring him back ''without'' any of his redeeming qualities such as his love for his son Lloyd since they believe these traits hold him back from unleashing his true potential. By the end of the season, they succeed. The revived Lord Garmadon demonstrates that he's no longer the father Lloyd knew and loved when he nearly beats Lloyd to death in a fight -- he would never try to hurt Lloyd even when he was Lord Garmadon in the past -- while declaring IHaveNoSon. Unfortunately, the Sons of Garmoadon Garmadon turned out to be right about this unlocking his true potential, making him CameBackStrong as well.


* This is a common plot point in the ''Franchise/ShadowHearts'' series. The Emigre Manuscript allows one to resurrect the dead through vile alchemy, but it brings them back as a monster (due to [[ThePowerOfHate Malice]] that is used to create their new bodies).

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* This is a common plot point in the ''Franchise/ShadowHearts'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' series. The Emigre Manuscript allows one to resurrect the dead through vile alchemy, but it brings them back as a monster (due to [[ThePowerOfHate Malice]] that is used to create their new bodies).

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** ''ComicBook/RobinSeries'': Darla Aquista wasn't the greatest before her death with her entitled behavior and intrest in getting involved with her dad's mob work but after her return she tries to blame her murderous actions on her resurrection to gain sympathy points from Tim. She is certainly quick to violence after her return, and now has enough powers to easily hurt ComicBook/{{Superboy|1994}} which makes her incredibly dangerous.


* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the infamous Lazarus Pit which has miraculous healing powers and even the ability to revive dead people, mostly fallen assassins. It has a catch nonetheless, that whosoever is healed by it becomes bloodthirsty until the revived one avenges him/herself. Just ask [[spoiler:Thea Queen and Sara Lance.]] And if they are actually dead, as opposed to being nearly dead like the former, they truly come back wrong, soulless and animalistic.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' features the infamous Lazarus Pit which has miraculous healing powers and even the ability to revive dead people, mostly fallen assassins. It has a catch nonetheless, that whosoever is healed by it becomes bloodthirsty until the revived one avenges him/herself. Just ask [[spoiler:Thea Queen and Sara Lance.]] And if they are actually dead, as opposed to being nearly dead like the former, they truly come back wrong, soulless and animalistic. It takes [[Series/{{Constantine}} John Constantine]]'s help to fix the latter issue.


** The ancient clan of ninjas known as the Hand, when they aren't serving as disposable cannon fodder in stories featuring {{Wolverine}}, {{Daredevil}}, and/or {{Elektra}}, can bring recently-slain people back from the dead; dozens of the ninjas give up their lives voluntarily, reanimating the dead person by donating their life force. Upon resurrection, the person in question typically does a 180-degree alignment flip, and often acquires a near-total devotion to the Hand and its goals. This can often be undone through ''extensive'' deprogramming.

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** The ancient clan of ninjas known as the Hand, when they aren't serving as disposable cannon fodder in stories featuring {{Wolverine}}, {{Daredevil}}, ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, and/or {{Elektra}}, ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, can bring recently-slain people back from the dead; dozens of the ninjas give up their lives voluntarily, reanimating the dead person by donating their life force. Upon resurrection, the person in question typically does a 180-degree alignment flip, and often acquires a near-total devotion to the Hand and its goals. This can often be undone through ''extensive'' deprogramming.


*** In the ''Heirs of Fate'' DLC, he does this not only on the former four, but on the dead parents of the second generation kids whose worlds he destroyed.



*** In the ''Heirs of Fate'' DLC, he does this not only on the former four, but on the dead parents of the Second Generation kids whose worlds he destroyed.


* Used twice in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'':
** Orson's wife Monica is resurrected by Lyon as a 'reward' for his FaceHeelTurn. The results are so horrifying, Seth and Ephraim kill her out of mercy, without the others seeing. What makes things worse is Orson's utter devotion to whatever is left of his wife.
** The same happened to Emperor Vigarde, who is incapable of doing anything except fighting, and crumbles to dust when defeated.
* This is a sort-of "trademark" of [[GreaterScopeVillain Anankos]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** In the story proper he pulled it on his once-lover Mikoto, Mikoto's SecondLove and the King of Hoshido Sumeragi, and Mikoto's sister Queen Arete (adding LaserGuidedAmnesia in Arete's case, plus altering Mikoto and Sumeragi's personalities) so he can have them as his brainwashed servants. Additionally, when King Garon died he replaced Garon's spirit with that of a monster servant with access to Garon's memories, and who Anankos can control as he pleases.
** In the ''Heirs of Fate'' DLC, he does this not only on the former four, but on the dead parents of the Second Generation kids whose worlds he destroyed.

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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series:
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', BigBad Nergal brings back several major bosses as mindless Morphs to oppose you in the final chapter. He also did this to Renault's close friend in his backstory; this friend is possibly implied to be [[spoiler:Kishuna]].
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Used twice in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'':
** *** Orson's wife Monica is resurrected by Lyon as a 'reward' for his FaceHeelTurn. The results are so horrifying, Seth and Ephraim kill her out of mercy, without the others seeing. What makes things worse is Orson's utter devotion to whatever is left of his wife.
** *** The same happened to Emperor Vigarde, who is incapable of doing anything except fighting, and crumbles to dust when defeated.
* ** This is a sort-of "trademark" of [[GreaterScopeVillain Anankos]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
** *** In the story proper he pulled it on his once-lover Mikoto, Mikoto's SecondLove and the King of Hoshido Sumeragi, and Mikoto's sister Queen Arete (adding LaserGuidedAmnesia in Arete's case, plus altering Mikoto and Sumeragi's personalities) so he can have them as his brainwashed servants. Additionally, when King Garon died he replaced Garon's spirit with that of a monster servant with access to Garon's memories, and who Anankos can control as he pleases.
** *** In the ''Conquest'' route, he does this to [[spoiler:Takumi]], while in the ''Revelation'' route he does this to [[spoiler:Scarlet]]; in both cases, all you can do for them is put them out of their misery.
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In the ''Heirs of Fate'' DLC, he does this not only on the former four, but on the dead parents of the Second Generation kids whose worlds he destroyed.


* In Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the Sons of Garmadon led by a LoonyFan of his plan to use the Oni Masks to revive him. The twist is that they want to bring him back ''without'' any of his redeeming qualities such as his love for his son Lloyd since they believe these traits hold him back from unleashing his true potential. By the end of the season, they succeed. The revived Lord Garmadon demonstrates that he's no longer the father Lloyd knew and loved when he nearly beats Lloyd to death in a fight -- he would never try to hurt Lloyd even when he was Lord Garmadon in the past -- while declaring IHaveNoSon.

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* In Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the Sons of Garmadon led by a LoonyFan of his plan to use the Oni Masks to revive him. The twist is that they want to bring him back ''without'' any of his redeeming qualities such as his love for his son Lloyd since they believe these traits hold him back from unleashing his true potential. By the end of the season, they succeed. The revived Lord Garmadon demonstrates that he's no longer the father Lloyd knew and loved when he nearly beats Lloyd to death in a fight -- he would never try to hurt Lloyd even when he was Lord Garmadon in the past -- while declaring IHaveNoSon. Unfortunately, the Sons of Garmoadon turned out to be right about this unlocking his true potential, making him CameBackStrong as well.

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* In Season 8 of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ninjago}}'', the Sons of Garmadon led by a LoonyFan of his plan to use the Oni Masks to revive him. The twist is that they want to bring him back ''without'' any of his redeeming qualities such as his love for his son Lloyd since they believe these traits hold him back from unleashing his true potential. By the end of the season, they succeed. The revived Lord Garmadon demonstrates that he's no longer the father Lloyd knew and loved when he nearly beats Lloyd to death in a fight -- he would never try to hurt Lloyd even when he was Lord Garmadon in the past -- while declaring IHaveNoSon.


* In ''The World Of Darkness'', particularly in [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness The New World of Darkness game-lines]], there are a number of different ways to bring a recently deceased person back from the dead. ''None'' of them result in a mentally- or spiritually-sound being. Here's a quick run: you can make a Revenant out of them, but that gives you a zombie with a supercharged case of OCD. You can try [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Embracing]] them, but now they're a vampire and, since you Embraced them ''after'' death, their reflection/shadow has come loose and become a separate being that hates them. Making a ''[[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Promethean]]'' out of them opens the door to a laundry list of problems[[note]](Not the least of which is that the "resurrectee" is [[ThatManIsDead actually a whole different person]]. The previous occupant / soul is gone, the Promethean is a wholly new being.[[/note]]. A [[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters Geist]] can haul someone back if they were [[ISeeDeadPeople the right sort]] and [[NearDeathExperience enough wiggle room exists,]] but it's ''never'' for free. And finally, the least harmful of all of these, a [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil Benediction]] that resurrects the very-recently-slain... leaves them with a permanent mental illness.
* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' from the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', The Gurahl (werebears) had at least one method that would return the deceased, no matter how long they were dead, with no side effects. The catch? The ritual to do so requires fighting the avatar of the literal [[TheGrimReaper God of Death]]. Guess what happens if you lose.

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* In ''The World Of Darkness'', particularly in [[TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness The New World of Darkness game-lines]], there are a number of different ways to bring a recently deceased person back from the dead. ''None'' of them result in a mentally- or spiritually-sound being. Here's a quick run: you can make a Revenant out of them, but that gives you a zombie with a supercharged case of OCD. You can try [[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem Embracing]] them, but now they're a vampire and, since you Embraced them ''after'' death, their reflection/shadow has come loose and become a separate being that hates them. Making a ''[[TabletopGame/PrometheanTheCreated Promethean]]'' out of them opens the door to a laundry list of problems[[note]](Not the least of which is that the "resurrectee" is [[ThatManIsDead actually a whole different person]]. The previous occupant / soul is gone, the Promethean is a wholly new being.[[/note]].)[[/note]]. A [[TabletopGame/GeistTheSinEaters Geist]] can haul someone back if they were [[ISeeDeadPeople the right sort]] and [[NearDeathExperience enough wiggle room exists,]] but it's ''never'' for free. And finally, the least harmful of all of these, a [[TabletopGame/HunterTheVigil Benediction]] that resurrects the very-recently-slain... leaves them with a permanent mental illness.
* In ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' from the ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'', The Gurahl (werebears) had have at least one method that would will return the deceased, no matter how long they were dead, with no side effects. The catch? The ritual to do so requires fighting the avatar of the literal [[TheGrimReaper God of Death]]. Guess what happens if you lose.

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