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* Maria and Pachacamac from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''.

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%% * Maria and Pachacamac from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''.


There are, however, some characters who ''stay'' dead. These are the [[FriendlyTarget loved ones]] who suffered Death by Origin Story, and play a vital role in the motivations of the hero. Their death can be (in)directly the hero's fault (Comicbook/SpiderMan, Uncle Ben), not their fault but still a huge motivation (Franchise/{{Batman}}, Thomas and Martha Wayne) or simply there to add drama (Franchise/{{Superman}}, Pa Kent). Similarly, ScarsAreForever when they represent an important event for a character (for instance, [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon's]] lower body paralysis. Except in Series/BirdsOfPrey, where she got some spinal implant or something that allowed her to walk again. Or in Series/BatmanBeyond, where she can walk just fine and it's never explained why).

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There are, however, some characters who ''stay'' dead. These are the [[FriendlyTarget loved ones]] who suffered Death by Origin Story, and play a vital role in the motivations of the hero. Their death can be (in)directly the hero's fault (Comicbook/SpiderMan, Uncle Ben), not their fault but still a huge motivation (Franchise/{{Batman}}, Thomas and Martha Wayne) or simply there to add drama (Franchise/{{Superman}}, Pa Kent). Similarly, ScarsAreForever when they represent an important event for a character (for instance, [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon's]] lower body paralysis. Except in Series/BirdsOfPrey, where she got some spinal implant or something that allowed her to walk again. Or in Series/BatmanBeyond, WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, where she can walk just fine and it's never explained why).


* Maria and Pachacamac from ''SonicTheHedgehog''.

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* Maria and Pachacamac from ''SonicTheHedgehog''.''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog''.


There are, however, some characters who ''stay'' dead. These are the [[FriendlyTarget loved ones]] who suffered Death by Origin Story, and play a vital role in the motivations of the hero. Their death can be (in)directly the hero's fault (Comicbook/SpiderMan, Uncle Ben), not their fault but still a huge motivation (Franchise/{{Batman}}, Thomas and Martha Wayne) or simply there to add drama (Franchise/{{Superman}}, Pa Kent). Similarly, ScarsAreForever when they represent an important event for a character (for instance, [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon's]] lower body paralysis).

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There are, however, some characters who ''stay'' dead. These are the [[FriendlyTarget loved ones]] who suffered Death by Origin Story, and play a vital role in the motivations of the hero. Their death can be (in)directly the hero's fault (Comicbook/SpiderMan, Uncle Ben), not their fault but still a huge motivation (Franchise/{{Batman}}, Thomas and Martha Wayne) or simply there to add drama (Franchise/{{Superman}}, Pa Kent). Similarly, ScarsAreForever when they represent an important event for a character (for instance, [[Comicbook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon's]] lower body paralysis).
paralysis. Except in Series/BirdsOfPrey, where she got some spinal implant or something that allowed her to walk again. Or in Series/BatmanBeyond, where she can walk just fine and it's never explained why).


* Liv of "Series/{{iZombie}}"dies and becomes a zombie within minutes from the start of the first episode. This gives her the powers that she will use to solve murders.

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* Liv of "Series/{{iZombie}}"dies ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' dies and becomes a zombie within minutes from the start of the first episode. This gives her the powers that she will use to solve murders.


'''Rich:''' You're ''[[LateArrivalSpoiler just]]'' finding that out. This is news to you.

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'''Rich:''' You're ''[[LateArrivalSpoiler just]]'' ''just'' finding that out. This is news to you.


* Tiida Lanster in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', Teana's older brother who died during his final mission in disgrace. From that point on, Teana sought to achieve her brother's dream of becoming an enforcer while proving that the [[GunKata magic he taught her]] was not useless.

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* Tiida Lanster in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', Teana's older brother who died during his final mission in disgrace. From that point on, Teana sought to achieve her brother's dream of becoming an enforcer while proving that the [[GunKata magic he taught her]] was not useless.


* ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s parents died, of course, when Krypton blew up. Originally this also included both Pa and Ma Kent dying, marking the passage between Superboy and Superman.
** Averted in post-Crisis Superman, where both Ma and Pa Kent are alive in the main continuity.
*** Played straight again in the ComicBook/{{New 52}}.

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s ComicBook/{{Superman}} may or may not play this straight, depending on the continuity. Kal-El's biological parents died, of course, when Krypton blew up. Originally this also included up.''Clark Kent's'' parents, the Kents, are a different story...
** Originally, pre-Crisis,
both Pa and Ma Kent dying, died when Clark was a child, marking the passage between Superboy and Superman.
** Averted in post-Crisis Superman, where Post-Crisis, both Ma and Pa Kent are alive lived to see their son become Superman and marry Lois Lane, and acted as supporting characters. Pa Kent would later die, but by that point, Clark had been Superman for a long time and it wasn't tied to his origin.
** Post-Flashpoint, Clark's parents die
in a car crash involving a drunk driver when he's a child. This, combined with the main continuity.
lack of known superheroes, removes much of Clark's optimism and makes him a broodier character. It's later revealed that this was all planned by [[spoiler: Doctor Manhattan]], in an experiment regarding Superman, and that the aim was to make him broodier and darker.
*** Played straight again in Another change later revealed is that, while Clark initially believed his kryptonian parents to have died on Krypton, his father Jor-El survived thanks to the ComicBook/{{New 52}}. intervention of [[spoiler: the aforementioned Doctor Manhattan]]. He watches Clark grow from the shadows, and would re-enter his son's life once Clark had become Superman, as the villainous Mr. Oz.


* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Harry's parents are sacrificed at the start of the story, his mother's sacrifice specifically allowing him to survive.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Harry's parents are sacrificed at killed trying to protect him from [[EvilOverlord Voldemort]] before the start of the story, his mother's sacrifice specifically allowing allows him to survive.


'''Rich:''' You're ''just'' finding that out. This is news to you.

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'''Rich:''' You're ''just'' ''[[LateArrivalSpoiler just]]'' finding that out. This is news to you.


** The main premise of ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' is that main character Kazuma dies (by ''tractor'') and is resurrected in a fantasy world.

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** The main premise of ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' is that main character Kazuma dies (by ''tractor'') from the shock of ''possibly'' being run over by a tractor, and is resurrected in a fantasy world.

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* In ''Webcomic/PowerpuffGirlsDoujinshi'', this winds up happening to ''[[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee]]'' of all characters, a fact that's revealed early into the first major story arc.


** In ''LightNovel/SoImASpiderSoWhat'', Kumo's old self and her former classmates were killed in an explosion before being reincarnated into various fantasy RPG characters.

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** In ''LightNovel/SoImASpiderSoWhat'', ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa'', Kumo's old self and her former classmates were killed in an explosion before being reincarnated into various fantasy RPG characters.

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** In ''LightNovel/SoImASpiderSoWhat'', Kumo's old self and her former classmates were killed in an explosion before being reincarnated into various fantasy RPG characters.





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* In ''Franchise/KagerouProject'', this is almost required for most of the cast:
** Hiyori dies to bring Hibiya out of the Heat Haze Daze, though he had to sacrifice himself to save her from dying over and over to do it.
** Sickly Haruka dies in Takane's backstory, though she dies not long after. [[spoiler: Both are brought back to the living as Konoha and Ene, though Ene is a digital spirit.]]
** Kido's sister died in a house fire.
** Momo's father saved her from drowning.
** Seto's only friend as a child, a stray dog, was killed when the pair were trapped during a flood.
** Marry's mother died protecting her from an angry mob.
** [[spoiler:As the franchise goes on, it's revealed the eye powers are activated by dying and being sent to the Daze. They are offered a chance to come back to life using one of Azami's snakes: if alone (as in Haruka, Ene, Ayano, and Shintaro's cases), they can leave as long as they take up the offer. If two come in at once (as with the other members' backstories and the Tateyama parents), one tends to sacrifice their chance of reviving by giving the snake to the other.]]
** In a more conventional version, the death of Ayano is what drove Kido, Seto, and Kano to form the Mekakushi Dan in her memory. Ayano's death is also what drove Shinjiro into becoming a shut-in.
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* This is required for ReincarnateInAnotherWorld light novels, as the protagonist in question is typically granted a second chance as compensation for dying before their time.
** ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' began with Rudeus spending his last moments saving a couple of kids from getting hit by a truck, only to get hit himself in the process.
** In ''LightNovel/ThatTimeIGotReincarnatedAsASlime'' , Satoru Mikami gets stabbed to death protecting a friend from a knife attack.
** In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', Subaru gets hit by a truck while trying to cross the street. Unfortunately for him, the deaths he experiences don't stop there.
** The main premise of ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' is that main character Kazuma dies (by ''tractor'') and is resurrected in a fantasy world.
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* Jesus Christ in ''Literature/{{the Bible}}'' becomes the savior of human souls after His death and resurrection.



* The main premise of ''LightNovel/KonoSubarashiiSekaiNiShukufukuO'' is that the main character dies and is resurrected in a fantasy world.


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* Jesus Christ in ''Literature/{{the Bible}}'' becomes the savior of human souls after His death and resurrection.

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