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** [[spoiler:His aunt accidentally steps on him and crushes him, the family goes "GASP!"... no, wait, that was a decoy fish, the real Fly is fine.]]

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** [[spoiler:His aunt accidentally steps on him and crushes him, the family goes "GASP!"... no, wait, that was a decoy fish, the real Fly is fine.fine, albeit with a broken leg [a reminder of the injury Crab gave him in his fish form.]]



* In another triumph for Don Bluth, Petrie does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', getting seemingly devoured by Sharptooth just before drowning

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* In another triumph for Don Bluth, Petrie does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'', getting seemingly devoured by Sharptooth [[TyrannosaurusRex Sharptooth]] just before drowningdrowning.



** This happens in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''. At the end of the movie Shrek fades out of existence, as he gave up the day of his birth to Rumplestiltskin in exchange for a day to live his life the way he wanted to as an ogre. But he gets one last chance to tell Fiona how much she means to him before he dies. They exchange one last kiss and Shrek disappears... only for the entire reality that 'Stiltskin had created to fade out of existence as well. As it turns out, the contract was to be made null and void if Fiona and Shrek exchanged a lovers' kiss; if Fiona had fallen in love with Shrek in the alternate universe, then the contract ends and the universe with it. Shrek is returned to his original universe, with his friends and family surrounding him at his children's birthday party. Shrek gets his happily ever after.

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** This happens in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''. At the end of the movie Shrek fades out of existence, as he gave up the day of his birth to Rumplestiltskin [[BigBad Rumplestiltskin]] in exchange for a day to live his life the way he wanted to as an ogre. But he gets one last chance to tell Fiona how much she means to him before he dies. They exchange one last kiss and Shrek disappears... only for the entire reality that 'Stiltskin had created to fade out of existence as well. As it turns out, the contract was to be made null and void if Fiona and Shrek exchanged a lovers' kiss; if Fiona had fallen in love with Shrek in the alternate universe, then the contract ends and the universe with it. Shrek is returned to his original universe, with his friends and family surrounding him at his children's birthday party. Shrek gets his happily ever after.

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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'':
** Ash's Squirtle believed himself the SoleSurvivor of the Squirtle Squad he was separated from the others by a cave-in at an underground passageway. Later sidestories reveal they all survived, although ended up separated from each other.
** The SerialKiller known as the Bloodliner Hunter was presumed to have suffered a DisneyVillainDeath when he refused to be saved from falling off a cliff in Two Island. The second [[ChristmasEpisode Holiday Special]] reveals that he's very much alive and made it to Johto.

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* In the series finale of ''Series/TheAuntyJackShow'', she died of a heart attack. However in the specials and on her Twitter account, she was revived.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E2OffColors "Off Colors"]], [[spoiler: Lars makes a HeroicSacrifice to protect the Off Color Gems from one of Homeworld's Robonoid probes. Steven cries over the dying Lars, and [[SwissArmyTears his tears]] (when Steven had only been able to use his spit to channel his mother's healing powers) miraculously bring Lars back to life... [[TouchedByVorlons though not without a few changes]].]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E2OffColors [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E3OffColors "Off Colors"]], [[spoiler: Lars makes a HeroicSacrifice to protect the Off Color Gems from one of Homeworld's Robonoid probes. Steven cries over the dying Lars, and [[SwissArmyTears his tears]] (when Steven had only been able to use his spit to channel his mother's healing powers) miraculously bring Lars back to life... [[TouchedByVorlons though not without a few changes]].]]


%%* Used in ''Film/TenThousandBC'', helped along by ThePowerOfLove, or something close to it.
* In ''A Night on the Town''/''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', a character gets a knife thrown at his foot. He's rushed to the doctor, the doctor administers the solitary necessary stitch. He then gets told that while he was administering this tiny stitch to a tiny wound a man with a stab wound just died. He then meets the plucky bunch of kids in the hall, who want to know what happened to their friend with the stab wound. He tells them he died, they go into a fit of mourning, he walks into the corridor asking everyone what they're crying about, "Don't you ever die on me again!", etc.



%%* ''Film/{{DARYL}}'' features a classic Robot Disney Death as part of its climax/denouement.
* In the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].
* ''Lethal Weapon''
** In ''Film/LethalWeapon2'', a SmugSnake diplomat shoots the Creator/MelGibson character, who falls into a pit. In response, the Danny Glover character shoots the diplomat. Then he goes down into the pit to check on Mel Gibson. And guess what? He's fine! Well, mostly fine, anyway.
** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', Lorna is shot several times by [[BigBad Jack Travis]] with the cop-killer bullets. However, after Riggs kills Travis, it turns out that Lorna had actually worn ''two'' bulletproof vests prior to this shootout, but it still wounded her.

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%%* ''Film/{{DARYL}}'' features a classic Robot Disney Death as part of its climax/denouement.
* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', [[spoiler: after Mason Wren betrays the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, group and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].
* ''Lethal Weapon''
** In ''Film/LethalWeapon2'', a SmugSnake diplomat
shoots the Creator/MelGibson character, who falls into Call, a pit. In response, the Danny Glover character shoots the diplomat. Then he goes down into the pit to check on Mel Gibson. And guess what? He's fine! Well, mostly fine, anyway.
** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', Lorna is shot several times by [[BigBad Jack Travis]] with the cop-killer bullets. However, after Riggs kills Travis, it turns out
later scene reveals that Lorna Call had actually worn ''two'' bulletproof vests prior to this shootout, but it still wounded her.survived the gunshot wound, [[RoboticReveal because she is an android]]]].



* At the end of ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', [[spoiler:Otto is run over by a steam roller but manages to survive for one final gag]].
* ''Film/SupermanReturns''. When Superman was stomped to death by ComicBook/LexLuthor on his Kryptonite island, he was on the verge of death, but eventually he sprang back to life.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-101 robot is seemingly beaten then impaled by the T-1000, leaving Sarah and John Connor helpless. Then his backup power source turns on, and he [[BigDamnHeroes heads off to save the day]]. Moments later he does die for real, [[ICannotSelfTerminate but by choice]]. In the novel version, he deliberately feigned death after the impaling in order to give himself the chance of a surprise attack.
** In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', [[spoiler: "Pops" appears to die after holding off John in the quantum field generator, but survives thanks to a little dip in the liquid metal]].

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* At the end of ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', [[spoiler:Otto is run over by a steam roller but manages to survive for one final gag]].
* ''Film/SupermanReturns''. When Superman was stomped to death by ComicBook/LexLuthor on his Kryptonite island, he was on the verge of death, but eventually he sprang back to life.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
**
In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', the T-101 robot is seemingly beaten then impaled by the T-1000, leaving Sarah and John Connor helpless. Then his backup power source turns on, and he [[BigDamnHeroes heads off to save the day]]. Moments later he does die for real, [[ICannotSelfTerminate but by choice]]. In the novel version, he deliberately feigned death after the impaling in order to give ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', [[spoiler:Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character nobly sacrifices himself and goes down with the chance of a surprise attack.
** In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', [[spoiler: "Pops" appears
ship, broadcasting to die after holding off John in the quantum field generator, but survives thanks to a little dip in end. As the liquid metal]].other characters are saved and jubilant, they take a moment to remember him, just as he splutters to the surface decidedly undrowned]].



* One of the most mind-boggling examples is in ''Film/HudsonHawk'', when a friend of the Creator/BruceWillis character, who seems to have died in a car fire shortly before, shows up again and explains, "The sprinkler system turned on!" This in spite of the fact that the car careened off of a cliff and exploded upon impact with the ground (but it is a parody/comedy). Since the line immediately following is, "yeah! I bet that's what happened!" its mind-boggling improbability can be chalked up to the RuleOfFunny.

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* One Yes, even Creator/LucioFulci did this at least once (shenanigans of the most mind-boggling examples living dead notwithstanding, of course) -- ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' has this happen early on, as Mary Woodhouse is in ''Film/HudsonHawk'', when a friend presumed dead of the Creator/BruceWillis character, who seems to have died in a car fire shortly before, shows up again shock and explains, "The sprinkler system turned on!" This in spite of the fact that the car careened off of a cliff and exploded upon impact with the ground (but it is a parody/comedy). Since the line immediately following is, "yeah! I bet that's what happened!" its mind-boggling improbability can be chalked up taken straight to the RuleOfFunny.a cemetery for burial before regaining consciousness after finding herself six feet under. If not for Peter Bell, she would've suffocated to death for sure.



* Toward the end of ''Film/CrocodileDundeeII'' the hero appears to have been fallen off a cliff, but we later discover that [[spoiler:he and the villain had switched clothes]]. The characters figure it out before the reveal.
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' has female lead Kira die in hero Jen's arms, but she is then revived at the very end.
%%* ''Film/{{DARYL}}'' features a classic Robot Disney Death as part of its climax/denouement.



* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', Alan Grant's assistant Billy [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeems himself]] for putting them all in danger by stealing raptors eggs by making a HeroicSacrifice to save the KidSidekick from pteradons and is last seen being pecked to death by a number of them. Except about half an hour of screen time later, when the survivors are picked up by a rescue chopper, they inexplicably find him already onboard, with noticeable but apparently not life-threatening injuries.
* Alpha Centauri, the TricksterMentor from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', appears to die heroically halfway through the movie, only to reappear with a {{Handwave}} at the end of the movie.
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' plays with this trope with the "just kidding" death of Regina, who gets ''much'' better after [[LookBothWays being run over by a bus]].
* It seems like anyone who falls off a cliff in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies is going to show up later (apart from {{Mooks}}, but since when have they counted?).
** [[spoiler:Frodo]] is seemingly killed when he is stabbed by the troll in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', and again in ''The Return of the King'' when he is [[spoiler:poisoned by Shelob but turns out just to be paralyzed]]. (Both incidents are canon.)
** In ''The Two Towers'', Frodo appears to fall to his death, but we are immediately shown that he only fell a couple of feet into the fog. (Not canon.)
** Also in ''The Two Towers'', [[spoiler:Aragorn]] is seen to fall over a multi-hundred foot cliff and all the characters mourn, but it turns out he's completely uninjured, besides a little dizziness and some scrapes. (Definitely not canon but almost lethal to Creator/ViggoMortensen who came close to drowning while filming that.)
** In ''The Return of the King'', Faramir is grievously wounded in battle and would've been [[KillItWithFire killed with fire]], albeit accidentally, in his insane father's suicide attempt had Gandalf and Pippin not shown up. After he's rescued, he regains consciousness. (Basically canon.)
* The main character's son in the Creator/{{S|tevenSpielberg}}pielberg version of ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''; about halfway through the movie, he leaves his father and runs into a battlefield which is then obliterated in a fiery Martian burst of death from which nothing can survive; at the climax, however, he shows up at his mother's house in Boston without so much as a scratch. Granted, we never actually saw a body, but it's still pretty cheesy and something of a cheat.
* Subverted/justified in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Phil Connors is finally driven to commit suicide to escape from living the same day seemingly for eternity. He kidnaps the local groundhog and drives a truck off a cliff. Phil's cameraman says he might be okay, but then the truck blows up. The next thing Phil knows, it's morning again; not even his death can stop the time loop. Cue montage of him killing himself in every way possible.
* In ''A Night on the Town''/''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', a character gets a knife thrown at his foot. He's rushed to the doctor, the doctor administers the solitary necessary stitch. He then gets told that while he was administering this tiny stitch to a tiny wound a man with a stab wound just died. He then meets the plucky bunch of kids in the hall, who want to know what happened to their friend with the stab wound. He tells them he died, they go into a fit of mourning, he walks into the corridor asking everyone what they're crying about, "Don't you ever die on me again!", etc.
* Used in ''Film/TenThousandBC'', helped along by ThePowerOfLove, or something close to it.
* ''Film/ShortCircuit'' subtly {{lampshade|Hanging}}s, then utterly subverts the Robot Disney Death version of the trope. The SAINT-model robot that NOVA Robotics destroyed (and cannibalized) at the end of the movie was a mindless, remote-control replica which the real Number Five was controlling from the safety of the supply van. This, after showing how said van was completely equipped with enough spare parts to build a whole new robot from the ground up, Number Five's expertise at reassembling himself and rewiring his own circuits, as well as him playing with the TV using his remote-control transmitter.
* In ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', Number Five (who in this move insisted on being called Johnny Five) seemed to die after running out of both his main power and backup power just after capturing the jewel thief who ordered him to be destroyed in the first place. He is brought back to life by {{Magical Defibrillator}}s which were used to "recharge" his batteries, and also gave the human actors a chance to do some of the best soap opera acting this side of ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
* Subverted amusingly in the movie ''Film/LittleBigMan''. Cheyenne chief Old Lodge Skins, Jack's blind mentor, has finally grown tired of life. He and Jack ascend a hill where Old Lodge Skins prays for his death and lies down with his eyes closed. It then begins raining. Old Lodge Skin blinks, then sighs. "Sometimes the magic works. Sometimes it doesn't." and they both go back to their village.
* The heroine of ''Film/WhaleRider'' nearly drowns in the climax (and her narration informs us she "was not afraid to die", since she's rescued the pod), but she is found and recovers in the hospital.

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* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', Alan Grant's assistant Billy [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeems himself]] for putting them all in danger by stealing raptors eggs by making a HeroicSacrifice to save the KidSidekick from pteradons and ''Film/EndOfWatch'', [[spoiler: Taylor is last seen being pecked to death by a number of them. Except about half an hour of screen time later, when the survivors are picked up by a rescue chopper, they inexplicably find him already onboard, with noticeable but apparently not life-threatening injuries.
* Alpha Centauri, the TricksterMentor from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', appears to die heroically halfway through the movie, only to reappear with a {{Handwave}} at the end of the movie.
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' plays with this trope with the "just kidding" death of Regina, who gets ''much'' better after [[LookBothWays being run over by a bus]].
* It seems like anyone who falls off a cliff
shot in the ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies is going to show up later (apart from {{Mooks}}, but since when have they counted?).
** [[spoiler:Frodo]] is seemingly killed when he is stabbed by
chest and falls unconscious as his partner, Zeke, stays at his side, before the troll in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', villains catch up and again in ''The Return of the King'' when he is [[spoiler:poisoned by Shelob but turns out just to be paralyzed]]. (Both incidents are canon.)
** In ''The Two Towers'', Frodo appears to fall to his death, but we are immediately shown that he only fell a couple of feet into the fog. (Not canon.)
** Also in ''The Two Towers'', [[spoiler:Aragorn]] is seen to fall over a multi-hundred foot cliff and all the characters mourn, but it turns out he's completely uninjured, besides a little dizziness and some scrapes. (Definitely not canon but almost lethal to Creator/ViggoMortensen who came close to drowning while filming that.)
** In ''The Return of the King'', Faramir is grievously wounded in battle and would've been [[KillItWithFire killed with fire]], albeit accidentally, in his insane father's suicide attempt had Gandalf and Pippin not shown up. After he's rescued, he regains consciousness. (Basically canon.)
* The main character's son
shoot Zeke fatally, leaving both protagonists lifeless in the Creator/{{S|tevenSpielberg}}pielberg version of ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''; about halfway through alley as the movie, he leaves his father and runs into a battlefield which is then obliterated in a fiery Martian burst of death from which nothing can survive; at the climax, however, he shows up at his mother's house in Boston without so much as a scratch. Granted, we never actually saw a body, but it's still pretty cheesy and something of a cheat.
* Subverted/justified in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Phil Connors is finally driven to commit suicide to escape from living the same day seemingly for eternity. He kidnaps the local groundhog and drives a truck off a cliff. Phil's cameraman says he might be okay, but then the truck blows up.
cavalry arrives. The next thing Phil knows, it's morning again; not even his death can stop the time loop. Cue montage of him killing himself in every way possible.
* In ''A Night on the Town''/''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'', a character gets a knife thrown
scene shows an injured Taylor at his foot. He's rushed to the doctor, the doctor administers the solitary necessary stitch. He then gets told that while he was administering this tiny stitch to a tiny wound a man with a stab wound just died. He then meets the plucky bunch of kids in the hall, who want to know what happened to their friend with the stab wound. He tells them he died, they go into a fit of mourning, he walks into the corridor asking everyone what they're crying about, "Don't you ever die on me again!", etc.
* Used in ''Film/TenThousandBC'', helped along by ThePowerOfLove, or something close to it.
* ''Film/ShortCircuit'' subtly {{lampshade|Hanging}}s, then utterly subverts the Robot Disney Death version of the trope. The SAINT-model robot that NOVA Robotics destroyed (and cannibalized) at the end of the movie was a mindless, remote-control replica which the real Number Five was controlling from the safety of the supply van. This, after showing how said van was completely equipped with enough spare parts to build a whole new robot from the ground up, Number Five's expertise at reassembling himself and rewiring his own circuits, as well as him playing with the TV using his remote-control transmitter.
* In ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', Number Five (who in this move insisted on being called Johnny Five) seemed to die after running out of both his main power and backup power just after capturing the jewel thief who ordered him to be destroyed in the first place. He is brought back to life by {{Magical Defibrillator}}s which were used to "recharge" his batteries, and also gave the human actors a chance to do some of the best soap opera acting this side of ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
* Subverted amusingly in the movie ''Film/LittleBigMan''. Cheyenne chief Old Lodge Skins, Jack's blind mentor, has finally grown tired of life. He and Jack ascend a hill where Old Lodge Skins prays for his death and lies down with his eyes closed. It then begins raining. Old Lodge Skin blinks, then sighs. "Sometimes the magic works. Sometimes it doesn't." and they both go back to their village.
* The heroine of ''Film/WhaleRider'' nearly drowns in the climax (and her narration informs us she "was not afraid to die", since she's rescued the pod), but she is found and recovers in the hospital.
Zeke's funeral]].



* Toward the end of ''Film/CrocodileDundeeII'' the hero appears to have been fallen off a cliff, but we later discover that [[spoiler:he and the villain had switched clothes]]. The characters figure it out before the reveal.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Sawyer apparently dies helping prevent the destruction of Venice, but it turns out he didn't somehow.

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* Toward In 2010's ''Film/TheExpendables'' (featuring a bevy of action stars from the 80s and 90s), Gunner is apparently killed by boss-man Barney who is forced to ShootTheDog when Gunner goes homicidally berzerk in a drug-induced homicidal rampage after he went rogue due to resentment at being ejected from the team due to his continued drug habit. Cue implied CradlingYourKill as Gunner whispers his dying message to Barney in exchange for a decent burial in an apparent DeathEqualsRedemption. In the epilogue, he is miraculously still alive and back to normal in a happy reunion with the rest of the team, a fact which is even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Barney commenting on it, with Gunner replying that he's thankful that he was still spared by his friend despite everything that happened.
* In the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].
* At
the end of ''Film/CrocodileDundeeII'' ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', [[spoiler:Otto is run over by a steam roller but manages to survive for one final gag]].
* This happens may times in
the hero appears to have been fallen off a cliff, but we later discover ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies. [[JokerImmunity Jason Voorhees just keeps coming back]]. Even when he's supposedly incinerated by the time ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter Part IV]]'' is over, it's revealed at the start of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' that [[spoiler:he and his (still-living, surprisingly enough) father went out of his way to pay for him to be properly buried. Tommy, already driven crazy by Jason trying to enter his mind from beyond the villain had switched clothes]]. The characters figure it out grave (to the point of almost becoming the his replacement in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPARTVANewBeginning Part V]]''), exhumes him to [[KillItWithFire finish the job]], but lightning strikes before he can torch him, and Jason is back ''yet again''.
* At
the reveal.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Sawyer
end of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' [[spoiler: Dom apparently dies helping prevent finishing off Jakande during the destruction climax, and all of Venice, but Brian's attempts to resuscitate him seem to fail. The shock of this causes Letty to regain her memories and reveals that she remembers that they were married. Dom then opens his eyes moments later and it turns out he didn't somehow.heard her say all of this]].



* In ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', [[spoiler:Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character nobly sacrifices himself and goes down with the ship, broadcasting to the end. As the other characters are saved and jubilant, they take a moment to remember him, just as he splutters to the surface decidedly undrowned]].
* ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'': Oded Fehr pulls a YouShallNotPass on an army of mummies. Cut to the end and he's alive somehow [[note]]He was originally scripted to die, but the filmmakers liked him so much that they wanted to keep him alive for the sequel, which was easy to get away with since his fate was shown off-screen[[/note]].

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* ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'' ends with the heroes defeating Gozer, but tragically Dana and (to a lesser extent) Louis have seemingly died after being transformed into Gozer's demonic dog minions and then getting burnt to a crisp. The team barely has time to mourn before learning that the two are still alive, and human, inside the now destroyed demon husks and proceed to help them break out.
* In ''Film/TheBoatThatRocked'', [[spoiler:Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character nobly ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', the nuke that was dropped on Godzilla in the beginning should've killed him, right? Nope, he lived through it, in true Kaiju style. [[spoiler:This happens twice in the last battle, both times coming out alive but exhausted after a long and brutal fight with each of the Mutos. The first time occurs when he's buried by a skyscraper after crushing the male Muto against it. The second time occurs when he literally collapses to the ground after killing the female Muto, and stays there well into the next day before waking up.]]
* Subverted/justified in ''Film/GroundhogDay''. Phil Connors is finally driven to commit suicide to escape from living the same day seemingly for eternity. He kidnaps the local groundhog and drives a truck off a cliff. Phil's cameraman says he might be okay, but then the truck blows up. The next thing Phil knows, it's morning again; not even his death can stop the time loop. Cue montage of him killing himself in every way possible.
* Zigzagged in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Plant-being Groot heroically
sacrifices himself and goes down with the ship, broadcasting to the end. As save the other characters are saved Guardians--but his friend Rocket finds a still-living twig and jubilant, they take a moment to remember him, just as he splutters to plants it. By the surface decidedly undrowned]].
* ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'': Oded Fehr pulls
end-credits, we see a YouShallNotPass on an army of mummies. Cut to little baby Groot growing again. But he looks subtly different, and in the end and he's alive somehow [[note]]He was originally scripted to die, but the filmmakers liked him so much sequel we find that they wanted to keep him alive for he has quite a different personality. WordOfGod [[https://www.cbr.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-groot-dead-baby-groot-son/ confirmed]] that Groot had in fact died, and "baby Groot" is a different being--essentially, the sequel, which was easy to get away with since his fate was shown off-screen[[/note]].old Groot's son.



%%* ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Howard does it ''twice'' in one scene.
* One of the most mind-boggling examples is in ''Film/HudsonHawk'', when a friend of the Creator/BruceWillis character, who seems to have died in a car fire shortly before, shows up again and explains, "The sprinkler system turned on!" This in spite of the fact that the car careened off of a cliff and exploded upon impact with the ground (but it is a parody/comedy). Since the line immediately following is, "yeah! I bet that's what happened!" its mind-boggling improbability can be chalked up to the RuleOfFunny.
%%* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': Peeta has one of these on the first day of the Quarter Quell.
* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', our two heroes set off a nuclear explosion in the alien mothership and try to OutrunTheFireball, but it catches up to them. Cut to their friends on the ground having their victory celebration interrupted by news that they had lost contact with the heroes. We get about five seconds for the mood to set in before they see something on radar, drive out to the desert and find them walking away from their crashed ship unscathed.
* In ''Film/IronEagle'', Chappy gets shot down during the mission, and Doug is forced to go alone. However, it's later revealed that Chappy was picked up by American forces after he got shot down.
** In the sequel, Doug is shot down by Soviet pilots in a dogfight within the first few minutes of the movie, but in the fourth movie, it is revealed that he had ejected from his plane, but was later captured and held prisoner by the Soviets.
* In ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', Alan Grant's assistant Billy [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeems himself]] for putting them all in danger by stealing raptors eggs by making a HeroicSacrifice to save the KidSidekick from pteradons and is last seen being pecked to death by a number of them. Except about half an hour of screen time later, when the survivors are picked up by a rescue chopper, they inexplicably find him already onboard, with noticeable but apparently not life-threatening injuries.
* In ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'', the Klowns' spaceship blows up at the end of the film with [[spoiler:Dave and the Terenzi brothers]] on board. All three of them are alive and well a minute later.



* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': When one of [[TheScrappy the Twins]] is sucked up by Devestator, all the other characters are sad. However, moments later, he fights his way through Devestator's head.
*** Also happens with [[spoiler:the main character near the end, who has a dream vision of the original Primes before being miraculously brought back. Lampooned upon in Kirbopher's ''Revenge of the Lollin'' where a solider says "he's dead," cutting to a few Primes on a cliff stating "And now he isn't!"]]
** Prime gets his own Robot Disney Death too, as did Megatron in the first movie.
** In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', the Autobots were believed to have killed by Starscream under Dylan Gould's orders when the Xanthium was destroyed during launch. However, it turns out they faked their deaths (hiding themselves in the booster section instead of the Xanthium itself) in order to have humanity realize that the Decepticons aren't true to their words, and then pulled a BigDamnHeroes moment in Chicago to reveal their survival.
* In ''Film/EndOfWatch'', [[spoiler: Taylor is shot in the chest and falls unconscious as his partner, Zeke, stays at his side, before the villains catch up and shoot Zeke fatally, leaving both protagonists lifeless in the alley as the cavalry arrives. The next scene shows an injured Taylor at Zeke's funeral]].
* This happens may times in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies. [[JokerImmunity Jason Voorhees just keeps coming back]]. Even when he's supposedly incinerated by the time ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter Part IV]]'' is over, it's revealed at the start of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' that his (still-living, surprisingly enough) father went out of his way to pay for him to be properly buried. Tommy, already driven crazy by Jason trying to enter his mind from beyond the grave (to the point of almost becoming the his replacement in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPARTVANewBeginning Part V]]''), exhumes him to [[KillItWithFire finish the job]], but lightning strikes before he can torch him, and Jason is back ''yet again''.
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Howard does it ''twice'' in one scene.

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* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': When one of [[TheScrappy
Alpha Centauri, the Twins]] is sucked up by Devestator, all the other characters are sad. However, moments later, he fights his way TricksterMentor from ''Film/TheLastStarfighter'', appears to die heroically halfway through Devestator's head.
*** Also happens
the movie, only to reappear with [[spoiler:the main character near a {{Handwave}} at the end, who has a dream vision end of the original Primes before being miraculously brought back. Lampooned upon in Kirbopher's ''Revenge of the Lollin'' where a solider says "he's dead," cutting to a few Primes on a cliff stating "And now he isn't!"]]
** Prime gets his own Robot Disney Death too, as did Megatron in the first
movie.
** * In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Sawyer apparently dies helping prevent the Autobots were believed to have killed by Starscream under Dylan Gould's orders when the Xanthium was destroyed during launch. However, destruction of Venice, but it turns out they faked their deaths (hiding themselves he didn't somehow.
* In ''Film/{{Legion}}'', the archangel Michael is killed but reappears
in the booster section instead of end due to God's intervention.
* ''Lethal Weapon''
** In ''Film/LethalWeapon2'', a SmugSnake diplomat shoots
the Xanthium itself) in order Creator/MelGibson character, who falls into a pit. In response, the Danny Glover character shoots the diplomat. Then he goes down into the pit to have humanity realize check on Mel Gibson. And guess what? He's fine! Well, mostly fine, anyway.
** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', Lorna is shot several times by [[BigBad Jack Travis]] with the cop-killer bullets. However, after Riggs kills Travis, it turns out
that Lorna had actually worn ''two'' bulletproof vests prior to this shootout, but it still wounded her.
* Subverted amusingly in
the Decepticons aren't true movie ''Film/LittleBigMan''. Cheyenne chief Old Lodge Skins, Jack's blind mentor, has finally grown tired of life. He and Jack ascend a hill where Old Lodge Skins prays for his death and lies down with his eyes closed. It then begins raining. Old Lodge Skin blinks, then sighs. "Sometimes the magic works. Sometimes it doesn't." and they both go back to their words, and then pulled village.
* It seems like anyone who falls off
a BigDamnHeroes moment in Chicago to reveal their survival.
* In ''Film/EndOfWatch'', [[spoiler: Taylor is shot
cliff in the chest ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' movies is going to show up later (apart from {{Mooks}}, but since when have they counted?).
** [[spoiler:Frodo]] is seemingly killed when he is stabbed by the troll in ''The Fellowship of the Ring'',
and falls unconscious as his partner, Zeke, stays at his side, before again in ''The Return of the villains catch up and shoot Zeke fatally, leaving both protagonists lifeless in the alley as the cavalry arrives. The next scene shows an injured Taylor at Zeke's funeral]].
* This happens may times in the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies. [[JokerImmunity Jason Voorhees
King'' when he is [[spoiler:poisoned by Shelob but turns out just keeps coming back]]. Even when to be paralyzed]]. (Both incidents are canon.)
** In ''The Two Towers'', Frodo appears to fall to his death, but we are immediately shown that he only fell a couple of feet into the fog. (Not canon.)
** Also in ''The Two Towers'', [[spoiler:Aragorn]] is seen to fall over a multi-hundred foot cliff and all the characters mourn, but it turns out
he's supposedly incinerated by the time ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter Part IV]]'' is over, it's revealed at the start of ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' that his (still-living, surprisingly enough) father went out of his way to pay for him to be properly buried. Tommy, already driven crazy by Jason trying to enter his mind from beyond the grave (to the point of completely uninjured, besides a little dizziness and some scrapes. (Definitely not canon but almost becoming lethal to Creator/ViggoMortensen who came close to drowning while filming that.)
** In ''The Return of
the his replacement King'', Faramir is grievously wounded in ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPARTVANewBeginning Part V]]''), exhumes him to battle and would've been [[KillItWithFire finish killed with fire]], albeit accidentally, in his insane father's suicide attempt had Gandalf and Pippin not shown up. After he's rescued, he regains consciousness. (Basically canon.)
* ''Film/MeanGirls'' plays with this trope with
the job]], "just kidding" death of Regina, who gets ''much'' better after [[LookBothWays being run over by a bus]].
* In ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium 2: The Girl Who Played with Fire]]'', protagonist Lisbeth Salander gets shot in the head and buried. At dawn, she climbs out and goes AxeCrazy.
* ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'': Oded Fehr pulls a YouShallNotPass on an army of mummies. Cut to the end and he's alive somehow [[note]]He was originally scripted to die,
but lightning strikes before he can torch him, and Jason the filmmakers liked him so much that they wanted to keep him alive for the sequel, which was easy to get away with since his fate was shown off-screen[[/note]].
* ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters]]''
is probably the record holder. The film shows some ''five'' Disney Deaths, of which one barely lasts a minute.
* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'', the protagonist David Herzeg dives
back ''yet again''.
* ''Film/HowardTheDuck''. Howard does it ''twice''
into the time vortex after breaking the mechanism that was keeping a 1943 Navy destroyer and a 1984 Midwest town suspended in one scene.hyperspace. After the vortex collapses, Allison is wandering through the freshly restored town in 1984 when David appears out of nowhere, having not only survived but magically returned to his {{Love Interest|s}}.
%%* In ''Film/ProblemChild'', prunes stop bullets.



* In 2010's ''Film/TheExpendables'' (featuring a bevy of action stars from the 80s and 90s), Gunner is apparently killed by boss-man Barney who is forced to ShootTheDog when Gunner goes homicidally berzerk in a drug-induced homicidal rampage after he went rogue due to resentment at being ejected from the team due to his continued drug habit. Cue implied CradlingYourKill as Gunner whispers his dying message to Barney in exchange for a decent burial in an apparent DeathEqualsRedemption. In the epilogue, he is miraculously still alive and back to normal in a happy reunion with the rest of the team, a fact which is even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Barney commenting on it, with Gunner replying that he's thankful that he was still spared by his friend despite everything that happened.
* In ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium 2: The Girl Who Played with Fire]]'', protagonist Lisbeth Salander gets shot in the head and buried. At dawn, she climbs out and goes AxCrazy
* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'', the protagonist David Herzeg dives back into the time vortex after breaking the mechanism that was keeping a 1943 Navy destroyer and a 1984 Midwest town suspended in hyperspace. After the vortex collapses, Allison is wandering through the freshly restored town in 1984 when David appears out of nowhere, having not only survived but magically returned to his {{Love Interest|s}}.
* In ''Film/ProblemChild'', prunes stop bullets.

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* In 2010's ''Film/TheExpendables'' (featuring a bevy ''Film/ShortCircuit'' subtly {{lampshade|Hanging}}s, then utterly subverts the Robot Disney Death version of action stars the trope. The SAINT-model robot that NOVA Robotics destroyed (and cannibalized) at the end of the movie was a mindless, remote-control replica which the real Number Five was controlling from the 80s and 90s), Gunner is apparently killed by boss-man Barney who is forced to ShootTheDog when Gunner goes homicidally berzerk in a drug-induced homicidal rampage safety of the supply van. This, after he went rogue due showing how said van was completely equipped with enough spare parts to resentment at being ejected build a whole new robot from the team due to ground up, Number Five's expertise at reassembling himself and rewiring his continued drug habit. Cue implied CradlingYourKill own circuits, as Gunner whispers his dying message to Barney in exchange for a decent burial in an apparent DeathEqualsRedemption. In the epilogue, he is miraculously still alive and back to normal in a happy reunion well as him playing with the rest TV using his remote-control transmitter.
* In ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', Number Five (who in this movie insisted on being called Johnny Five) seemed to die after running out of both his main power and backup power just after capturing the jewel thief who ordered him to be destroyed in the first place. He is brought back to life by {{Magical Defibrillator}}s which were used to "recharge" his batteries, and also gave the human actors a chance to do some
of the team, a fact which is even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Barney commenting on it, with Gunner replying that he's thankful that he was still spared by his friend despite everything that happened.
* In ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy Millennium 2: The Girl Who Played with Fire]]'', protagonist Lisbeth Salander gets shot in the head and buried. At dawn, she climbs out and goes AxCrazy
* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'', the protagonist David Herzeg dives back into the time vortex after breaking the mechanism that was keeping a 1943 Navy destroyer and a 1984 Midwest town suspended in hyperspace. After the vortex collapses, Allison is wandering through the freshly restored town in 1984 when David appears out
best soap opera acting this side of nowhere, having not only survived but magically returned to his {{Love Interest|s}}.
* In ''Film/ProblemChild'', prunes stop bullets.
''Series/GeneralHospital''.



* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', our two heroes set off a nuclear explosion in the alien mothership and try to OutrunTheFireball, but it catches up to them. Cut to their friends on the ground having their victory celebration interrupted by news that they had lost contact with the heroes. We get about five seconds for the mood to set in before they see something on radar, drive out to the desert and find them walking away from their crashed ship unscathed.
* Happens to [[spoiler:Bella Swan]] at the climax of ''Film/TheTwilightSaga: Breaking Dawn Part I''. [[spoiler:Having earlier been given permission by Edward himself to kill him [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer should anything happen to Bella]], [[NotWorthKilling Jacob tells him right to his face that living with his loss is punishment enough for what happened]]. And then Edward's venom finally gets around to kicking in and transforming her, bringing her back to life in the process.]]
* In ''Film/KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace'', the Klowns' spaceship blows up at the end of the film with [[spoiler:Dave and the Terenzi brothers]] on board. All three of them are alive and well a minute later.
* In ''Film/TwoOfAKind1983'', the fate of the universe hinges on whether a morally dubious couple (played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) can make sacrifices for each other out of their newfound love, which would prove to God that humans are redeemable. She keeps him from going to prison for his attempted bank robbery that started the Earthly plot, but what about him? In the climax, with minutes left to go before God starts over with everything, she is taken hostage by a robber (actually a disguised Satan, whose existence is at risk!) and his attempt to save her leaves him dead. This proves a sufficient sacrifice, and not only does God spare the universe, He also brings the dead lover back to life.
* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' has female lead Kira die in hero Jen's arms, but she is then revived at the very end.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' ends with the heroes defeating Gozer, but tragically Dana and (to a lesser extent) Louis have seemingly died after being transformed into Gozer's demonic dog minions and then getting burnt to a crisp. The team barely has time to mourn before learning that the two are still alive, and human, inside the now destroyed demon husks and proceed to help them break out.
* Yes, even Creator/LucioFulci did this at least once (shenanigans of the living dead notwithstanding, of course) -- ''Film/CityOfTheLivingDead'' has this happen early on, as Mary Woodhouse is presumed dead of shock and is taken straight to a cemetery for burial before regaining consciousness after finding herself six feet under. If not for Peter Bell, she would've suffocated to death for sure.



* ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters]]'' is probably the record holder. The film shows some ''five'' Disney Deaths, of which one barely lasts a minute.
* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', [[spoiler: after Mason Wren betrays the group shoots Call, a later scene reveals that Call had survived the gunshot wound, [[RoboticReveal because she is an android]]]].
* In ''Film/IronEagle'', Chappy gets shot down during the mission, and Doug is forced to go alone. However, it's later revealed that Chappy was picked up by American forces after he got shot down.
** In the sequel, Doug is shot down by Soviet pilots in a dogfight within the first few minutes of the movie, but in the fourth movie, it is revealed that he had ejected from his plane, but was later captured and held prisoner by the Soviets.
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', the nuke that was dropped on Godzilla in the beginning should've killed him, right? Nope, he lived through it, in true Kaiju style. [[spoiler:This happens twice in the last battle, both times coming out alive but exhausted after a long and brutal fight with each of the Mutos. The first time occurs when he's buried by a skyscraper after crushing the male Muto against it. The second time occurs when he literally collapses to the ground after killing the female Muto, and stays there well into the next day before waking up.]]
* In ''Film/{{Legion}}'', the archangel Michael is killed but reappears in the end due to God's intervention.

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* ''[[Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters]]'' is probably ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Done a few times with
the record holder. The film shows some ''five'' Disney Deaths, of which one barely lasts a minute.
* In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', [[spoiler:
droids in the original trilogy, but perhaps the most memorable is when 3PO gets destroyed in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' after Mason Wren betrays walking in on some Stormtroopers, and Chewbacca manages to get him functioning again and reassembles him offscreen much later.
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': Finn believes Poe died after [[NeverFoundTheBody their fighter crashed and was engulfed by a sinkhole]]. Much later, Poe reappears leading
the group shoots Call, a later scene reveals GunshipRescue at Maz's castle, [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold only briefly addressing his]] UnexplainedRecovery. The real-life explanation is that Call had survived the gunshot wound, [[RoboticReveal because she is an android]]]].
* In ''Film/IronEagle'', Chappy
Oscar Isaac was reluctant to play [[ChronicallyKilledActor another character who gets shot down killed off]], and J.J. Abrams reworked the script so Poe would return in the final act.
** ''Film/RogueOne'': Initially played straight with Cassian, who appears to fall to his death while [[ActionGirl Jyn]] flees with the Death Star plans. When Krennic nearly kills Jyn, Cassian comes to her aid and [[BigDamnHeroes guns him down]] despite severe injuries. It's {{Subverted}} when the Death Star fires on Scarif, and [[KillEmAll obliterates everyone left on the base, including the protagonists.]] Not to mention, ''every single character'' who wasn't SavedByCanon dies
during the mission, and Doug is forced to go alone. However, it's later revealed that Chappy movie.
* ''Film/SupermanReturns''. When Superman
was picked up stomped to death by American forces after ComicBook/LexLuthor on his Kryptonite island, he got shot down.
** In
was on the sequel, Doug is shot down by Soviet pilots in a dogfight within the first few minutes verge of the movie, death, but in the fourth movie, it is revealed that eventually he had ejected from his plane, but was later captured and held prisoner by the Soviets.
* In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', the nuke that was dropped on Godzilla in the beginning should've killed him, right? Nope, he lived through it, in true Kaiju style. [[spoiler:This happens twice in the last battle, both times coming out alive but exhausted after a long and brutal fight with each of the Mutos. The first time occurs when he's buried by a skyscraper after crushing the male Muto against it. The second time occurs when he literally collapses
sprang back to the ground after killing the female Muto, and stays there well into the next day before waking up.]]
* In ''Film/{{Legion}}'', the archangel Michael is killed but reappears in the end due to God's intervention.
life.



* At the end of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' [[spoiler: Dom apparently dies finishing off Jakande during the climax, and all of Brian's attempts to resuscitate him seem to fail. The shock of this causes Letty to regain her memories and reveals that she remembers that they were married. Dom then opens his eyes moments later and it turns out he heard her say all of this]].
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': Peeta has one of these on the first day of the Quarter Quell.

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* At ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'',
the end T-101 robot is seemingly beaten then impaled by the T-1000, leaving Sarah and John Connor helpless. Then his backup power source turns on, and he [[BigDamnHeroes heads off to save the day]]. Moments later he does die for real, [[ICannotSelfTerminate but by choice]]. In the novel version, he deliberately feigned death after the impaling in order to give himself the chance of ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' a surprise attack.
** In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'',
[[spoiler: Dom apparently dies finishing "Pops" appears to die after holding off Jakande during John in the climax, and quantum field generator, but survives thanks to a little dip in the liquid metal]].
* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'': When one of [[TheScrappy the Twins]] is sucked up by Devestator,
all of Brian's attempts to resuscitate him seem to fail. The shock of this causes Letty to regain her memories and reveals that she remembers that they were married. Dom then opens his eyes the other characters are sad. However, moments later and later, he fights his way through Devestator's head.
*** Also happens with [[spoiler:the main character near the end, who has a dream vision of the original Primes before being miraculously brought back. Lampooned upon in Kirbopher's ''Revenge of the Lollin'' where a solider says "he's dead," cutting to a few Primes on a cliff stating "And now he isn't!"]]
** Prime gets his own Robot Disney Death too, as did Megatron in the first movie.
** In ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'', the Autobots were believed to have killed by Starscream under Dylan Gould's orders when the Xanthium was destroyed during launch. However,
it turns out he heard her say all of this]].
* ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'': Peeta has one of these on
they faked their deaths (hiding themselves in the first day booster section instead of the Quarter Quell.Xanthium itself) in order to have humanity realize that the Decepticons aren't true to their words, and then pulled a BigDamnHeroes moment in Chicago to reveal their survival.
* Happens to [[spoiler:Bella Swan]] at the climax of ''Film/TheTwilightSaga: Breaking Dawn Part I''. [[spoiler:Having earlier been given permission by Edward himself to kill him [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer should anything happen to Bella]], [[NotWorthKilling Jacob tells him right to his face that living with his loss is punishment enough for what happened]]. And then Edward's venom finally gets around to kicking in and transforming her, bringing her back to life in the process.]]
* In ''Film/TwoOfAKind1983'', the fate of the universe hinges on whether a morally dubious couple (played by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) can make sacrifices for each other out of their newfound love, which would prove to God that humans are redeemable. She keeps him from going to prison for his attempted bank robbery that started the Earthly plot, but what about him? In the climax, with minutes left to go before God starts over with everything, she is taken hostage by a robber (actually a disguised Satan, whose existence is at risk!) and his attempt to save her leaves him dead. This proves a sufficient sacrifice, and not only does God spare the universe, He also brings the dead lover back to life.
* The main character's son in the Creator/{{S|tevenSpielberg}}pielberg version of ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''; about halfway through the movie, he leaves his father and runs into a battlefield which is then obliterated in a fiery Martian burst of death from which nothing can survive; at the climax, however, he shows up at his mother's house in Boston without so much as a scratch. Granted, we never actually saw a body, but it's still pretty cheesy and something of a cheat.
* The heroine of ''Film/WhaleRider'' nearly drowns in the climax (and her narration informs us she "was not afraid to die", since she's rescued the pod), but she is found and recovers in the hospital.



* Zigzagged in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Plant-being Groot heroically sacrifices himself to save the other Guardians--but his friend Rocket finds a still-living twig and plants it. By the end-credits, we see a little baby Groot growing again. But he looks subtly different, and in the sequel we find that he has quite a different personality. WordOfGod [[https://www.cbr.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-groot-dead-baby-groot-son/ confirmed]] that Groot had in fact died, and "baby Groot" is a different being--essentially, the old Groot's son.



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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS3E16AltarOfMortis "Altar of Mortis"]], Ahsoka, who was possessed by the Son of Mortis, was [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killed after she gives him the Dagger of Mortis, but she doesn't remain dead, as she is brought back to life when the Daughter (who was stabbed by the Son when taking the stab intended for the Father) transfers her remaining life force into Ahsoka, using Anakin as medium]].
** In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS5E13PointOfNoReturn "Point of No Return"]], R2-D2 stays aboard a Republic cruiser that the Separatists have hijacked and converted into what is essentially [[FantasticNuke a fleet-destroying missile]]. To stop the ship from destroying its intended target, Artoo detonates the explosives prematurely. Artoo is torn apart and rendered inoperable in the explosion, but Anakin has him salvaged and rebuilt not long after. However, given that it's already been established that Artoo survives the Clone Wars, this is also a case of SavedByCanon.


* We get a brief one in the second ''WesternAnimation/ScaryGodmother'' movie, ''The Revenge of Jimmy'', when it looks like the house fell on Scary Godmother and crushed her. Skully and Bug-a-Boo are crying, while Harry rejoices. Soon enough, Scary Godmother re-appears, commenting on how sweet it is that Skully and Bug-a-Boo miss her.



* ''Film/{{DARYL}}'' features a classic Robot Disney Death as part of its climax/denouement.

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* %%* ''Film/{{DARYL}}'' features a classic Robot Disney Death as part of its climax/denouement.climax/denouement.
* In the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].



* Death seems cheap in the series ''Series/AceLightning'', at least for the "videogame" characters. Also subverted in one episode when Ace is surprised to learn from Mark that when humans die they ''can't'' come back in a similar fashion. This does not make Sparx's "death" any less traumatic...



** In the episode "Doppelganger" in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' [[spoiler:Rodney [=Mckay=] ]] dies from a entity that kills people in their sleep, while [[spoiler:John Sheppard]] is trying to save him. Turns out, the whole thing was really [[spoiler:John]]'s Nightmare, and the character wakes up in the real world, perfectly fine, minus a technical cardiac arrest.

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** In the episode "Doppelganger" in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' [[spoiler:Rodney [=Mckay=] [=McKay=] ]] dies from a entity that kills people in their sleep, while [[spoiler:John Sheppard]] is trying to save him. Turns out, the whole thing was really [[spoiler:John]]'s Nightmare, and the character wakes up in the real world, perfectly fine, minus a technical cardiac arrest.



* In the final episode of the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' series, Ultraman is felled by Zetton, and is KilledOffForReal, until Zoffy comes to rescue him.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': At least two examples:
** "Stop and Smurf the Roses": Chlohydrous, annoyed at the Smurf's beautiful woodelf (and mute) friend, Laconia, sets out to kill Laconia by destroying her very life source: flowers. Indeed, Laconia does "die" after Chlohydrous casts a spell, growing sick as the flowers die off in groups. The other Smurfs do come to rescue Laconia (along with Papa and Natural), but even after they defeat Chlohydrous, it may be too late for Laconia. The other Smurfs prepare for Laconia's funeral, laying her on a lilypad ... but then, she is revived after Papa Smurf reverses Chlohydrous' spell.
** "Smurfquest": As the Smurfs rapidly age in their quest to restore the Long Life Stone, Grandpa Smurf (introduced in this episode) dies just as the elements are being placed in the Stone's box. While the other (now elderly) Smurfs mourn Grandpa's death, the stone goes through its restoration cycle, and it isn't long before the other Smurfs' youths are restored ... and Grandpa is brought back to life.
* In the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].
* A good example of a Robot Disney Death in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' episode "The Roboto Gambit", where the episode's title character sacrifices himself to foil an evil plan, complete with a death scene. Later, Teela mourns that she should have appreciated Roboto's courage and resourcefulness when she had the chance. However, Man-At-Arms immediately states that she will have that opportunity, as he presents the good-as-new Roboto, whom he just repaired.
* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker pulls this on purpose on the classic short ''The Loan Stranger''. Specifically, he tricks the Loan Shark into thinking he smashed Woody's skull with a single punch, killing him right there, in order to get the Loan Shark to tear up the loan he had been trying to get Woody to pay back the whole time.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' uses it, and then subverts it. Dodgers' RobotBuddy performs a HeroicSacrifice by hurling itself against a comet and knocking itself to pieces. Dr. I.Q. High is confident that the robot can be rebuilt. But Dodgers really didn't like his Robot Buddy in the first place and "accidentally" breaks the remaining parts. Somehow he comes back later, gathers all the other one-shot villains from previous episodes, and plots Dodgers' demise, only to end up going through the same thing again.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': At least two examples:
** "Stop and Smurf the Roses": Chlohydrous, annoyed at the Smurf's beautiful woodelf (and mute) friend, Laconia, sets out to kill Laconia by destroying her very life source: flowers. Indeed, Laconia does "die" after Chlohydrous casts a spell, growing sick as the flowers die off in groups. The other Smurfs do come to rescue Laconia (along with Papa and Natural), but even after they defeat Chlohydrous, it may be too late for Laconia. The other Smurfs prepare for Laconia's funeral, laying her on a lilypad ... but then, she is revived after Papa Smurf reverses Chlohydrous' spell.
** "Smurfquest": As the Smurfs rapidly age in their quest to restore the Long Life Stone, Grandpa Smurf (introduced in this episode) dies just as the elements are being placed in the Stone's box. While the other (now elderly) Smurfs mourn Grandpa's death, the stone goes through its restoration cycle, and it isn't long before the other Smurfs' youths are restored ... and Grandpa is brought back to life.
* In the second live-action movie of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', ''Film/AFairlyOddChristmas'', Timmy falls off a cliff while saving Mr. Crocker's life. After everyone mourning his death, and Mr. Crocker [[{{Foreshadowing}} suggesting]] a [[TookALevelInKindness heart growing]] moment, Timmy is revealed being alive, climbing the cliff using some candy canes that Santa [[{{Foreshadowing}} had given him before]].
* A good example of a Robot Disney Death in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002''
last episode "The Roboto Gambit", where the episode's title character sacrifices himself to foil an evil plan, complete with a death scene. Later, Teela mourns of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' book 2, Aang is struck by Azula's lightning. Luckily, [[spoiler:Katara has some spirit water that she should have appreciated Roboto's courage and resourcefulness when she had the chance. However, Man-At-Arms immediately states that she will have that opportunity, as he presents the good-as-new Roboto, whom he just repaired.
* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker pulls this on purpose on the classic short ''The Loan Stranger''. Specifically, he tricks the Loan Shark into thinking he smashed Woody's skull with a single punch, killing him
uses to heal him]], but it doesn't work right there, in order to get the Loan Shark to tear up the loan he had been trying to get Woody to pay back the whole time.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' uses it,
away and then subverts it. Dodgers' RobotBuddy performs a HeroicSacrifice by hurling itself against a comet and knocking itself to pieces. Dr. I.Q. High is confident that the robot can be rebuilt. But Dodgers really didn't like his Robot Buddy in we don't learn [[spoiler:that he survived until the first place and "accidentally" breaks episode of the remaining parts. Somehow he comes back later, gathers all the other one-shot villains from previous episodes, and plots Dodgers' demise, only to end up going through the same thing again.next season]].



* Alec Deleon in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' actually ''does'' die, but his SuperPrototype HumongousMecha happens to [[VirtualGhost contain his personality and memories]] up to the moment of his death, so his friends simply clone him a new body and download his memories into it, effectively bringing him back to life. (This was actually a result of ExecutiveMeddling.)
* Parodied in the ChristmasSpecial ''Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire'': Robbie's mentor, Old Jingle, appears to die tragically [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in his arms]]. Then Jingle starts snoring.

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* Alec Deleon in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' actually ''does'' die, but his SuperPrototype HumongousMecha happens to [[VirtualGhost contain his personality and memories]] up ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'':
** In the episode "Journey
to the moment Center of his death, so his friends simply clone him a new body and download his memories into it, effectively bringing him back to life. (This was actually a result of ExecutiveMeddling.)
* Parodied in
the ChristmasSpecial ''Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire'': Robbie's mentor, Old Jingle, Lungfish" Captain Jetlag appears to die tragically [[DiedInYourArmsTonight sacrifice himself to let Mr. Bumpy, Squishington, and Molly Coddle escape the lungfish. After the three make it out of the lungfish, Bumpy gets the lungfish to cough up Jetlag completely unharmed by blowing raspberries at it.
** The ChristmasEpisode "Twas the Night Before Bumpy" has the earthworm Juaquin Gusanito Sin Manos appear to be crushed by Stonehenge, but the end of the special shows that he survived by ducking into the earth right when the stone structure collapsed.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' uses this tropes a lot.
** Yumi gets thrown into the Digital Sea
in his arms]]. Then Jingle starts snoring.the Season 1 episode "Cruel Dilemma". ''Fortunately'', at the beginning of the episode, falling candy ''just so happens'' to complete the materialization code Jérémie'd been working one since forever for Aelita. Loop Hole: He can use it once since he doesn't know what to press. He actually has to ''think about it'' before deciding to use the one-shot on Yumi and not Aelita. As such, Yumi becomes un-deleted and can be rematerialized.
** Same thing with Aelita in "Just in Time". She does a HeroicSacrifice, but thanks to a hair Jérémie managed to materialize at the beginning, he can bring her back (without her memories of the episode, though).
** In "The Key", XANA takes the keys of Lyoko from Aelita's memory, and in turn kills her lifeforce. She dies, until, ''oh wait'', her father (who was supposed to have been killed by XANA already) appears from the abyss of Lyoko and ''savez her''!
** Speaking of Franz Hopper, all evidence gathered (and Jérémie's rude remarks to Aelita) says that Franz killed himself saving Aelita in said incident above, [[spoiler:''until'' Season 4, when he suddenly lives again as a ball of glittery purple and pink energy. Apparently he can't stay out of the Digital Sea for too long (even though the Digital Sea is supposed to ''delete'' everything thrown into it), or else he'll get attacked by XANA real fast]]. He eventually dies in the Series Finale.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' did this with a caterpillar. It wasn't even dead, just metamorphosing into a butterfly.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' uses it, and then subverts it. Dodgers' RobotBuddy performs a HeroicSacrifice by hurling itself against a comet and knocking itself to pieces. Dr. I.Q. High is confident that the robot can be rebuilt. But Dodgers really didn't like his Robot Buddy in the first place and "accidentally" breaks the remaining parts. Somehow he comes back later, gathers all the other one-shot villains from previous episodes, and plots Dodgers' demise, only to end up going through the same thing again.
* Alec Deleon in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' actually ''does'' die, but his SuperPrototype HumongousMecha happens to [[VirtualGhost contain his personality and memories]] up to the moment of his death, so his friends simply clone him a new body and download his memories into it, effectively bringing him back to life. (This was actually a result of ExecutiveMeddling.)
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''
** Lady Dorma gets stabbed in the chest in "Now Comes the Sub-Mariner", but Reed Richards manages to revive her using his molecular resuscitator.
** The Thing turns out to survive his beating at the hands of the Hulk in the episode "Nightmare in Green".
** [[spoiler:Doctor Doom appears to die in the GrandFinale "Doomsday", but ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'', which takes place in the same continuity as the 1994 ''Fantastic Four'' cartoon, reveals that he's still alive in the episode "Doomed".]]
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': In the ''U.S. Acres'' segment "No Laughing Matter", [[spoiler: the aliens from Clarion get killed by laughing at Roy slipping on a banana]]. In the Quickie before "Much Ado About Lanolin" (a later episode), Orson, Booker, and Shelldon watch a show [[spoiler: about the Clarion aliens, whom are revealed to (still) exist at the end of the Quickie by coming out of the TV]].
** Speaking of "Much Ado About Lanolin", [[spoiler: in that episode, the fake Lanolin, Lanolina, disappears with sparkles after kissing Orson]].
** In "Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarves", [[spoiler: Snow Wade dies after eating the poison apple. His last words? "Uh-oh, I'm doomed." He also holds his stomach while doing this]].
*** Unlike [[WhatTheHellHero Orson and the other characters who only took this as a story]], [[spoiler: Roy (who was taking this seriously near the end of the two-parter) was the only one, who seemed alarmed/upset that Wade could really be hurt/dead, when Wade didn't wake up right away]].
* A good example of a Robot Disney Death in ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse2002'' episode "The Roboto Gambit", where the episode's title character sacrifices himself to foil an evil plan, complete with a death scene. Later, Teela mourns that she should have appreciated Roboto's courage and resourcefulness when she had the chance. However, Man-At-Arms immediately states that she will have that opportunity, as he presents the good-as-new Roboto, whom he just repaired.



* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with the hippie music festival, the mayor shoots herself in the head when she finally realizes the gravity of her folly. She later reappears when they're using the giant drill with a bandage on her head, ready to take command at mission control. For some reason headshots are often non-fatal in ''South Park'': see also Bill Gates (shot in ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', reappears with a Band-Aid on his head in "The Entity"), Music/BritneySpears, the scientist in "Night of the Living Homeless", and Kenny. [[FridgeBrilliance Could it be because the characters have no]] [[spoiler:''brains'']]?
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' LOVES this. Done with Michelangelo in season 3, Leonardo at the end of season 3 (The TonightSomeoneDies commercial didn't hurt matters either), done with April, Casey, and Mikey's cat in season 4 (this one a case of AllJustADream), done with Leo's entire family during a two-parter in season 4 (both the audience and Leo learns of their surprisingly logical survivals in pt 2 through flashbacks), and Casey and April again in season 7 (complete with ominous commercial promising "a VerySpecialEpisode"). A number of supporting characters stay dead for multiple episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' did this in its first season, with Brainiac 5 handing Superman a little piece of himself before running off on a suicide mission. Clark can't both do his part to free the rest of the team ''and'' save Brainiac, and when they find him, he's mourning Brainy's lifeless body. The Legionnaires promptly ask who has the back-up disc.



* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' uses this tropes a lot.
** Yumi gets thrown into the Digital Sea in the Season 1 episode "Cruel Dilemma". ''Fortunately'', at the beginning of the episode, falling candy ''just so happens'' to complete the materialization code Jérémie'd been working one since forever for Aelita. Loop Hole: He can use it once since he doesn't know what to press. He actually has to ''think about it'' before deciding to use the one-shot on Yumi and not Aelita. As such, Yumi becomes un-deleted and can be rematerialized.
** Same thing with Aelita in "Just in Time". She does a HeroicSacrifice, but thanks to a hair Jérémie managed to materialize at the beginning, he can bring her back (without her memories of the episode, though).
** In "The Key", XANA takes the keys of Lyoko from Aelita's memory, and in turn kills her lifeforce. She dies, until, ''oh wait'', her father (who was supposed to have been killed by XANA already) appears from the abyss of Lyoko and ''savez her''!
** Speaking of Franz Hopper, all evidence gathered (and Jérémie's rude remarks to Aelita) says that Franz killed himself saving Aelita in said incident above, [[spoiler:''until'' Season 4, when he suddenly lives again as a ball of glittery purple and pink energy. Apparently he can't stay out of the Digital Sea for too long (even though the Digital Sea is supposed to ''delete'' everything thrown into it), or else he'll get attacked by XANA real fast]]. He eventually dies in the Series Finale.
* The immortal ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', in which we see Elmer Fudd actually ''kill'' WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (in a particularly malevolent fashion), at which point [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he laments the foolishness of his actions]], carrying Bugs away. Bugs looks to the audience and asks "What did ya expect from an Opera? A ''happy'' ending?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Ultra Magnus is dismembered by the Sweeps, but reassembled by the Junkions shortly after.
** ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': Optimus is blasted into dust by the Hydra Cannon, but is resurrected 3 episodes later. Earlier, Smokescreen sacrifices himself, but is rebuilt as Hoist.
** Happens to Optimus at least once in most films and series.
* Death seems cheap in the series ''Series/AceLightning'', at least for the "videogame" characters. Also subverted in one episode when Ace is surprised to learn from Mark that when humans die they ''can't'' come back in a similar fashion. This does not make Sparx's "death" any less traumatic...
* Twice in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' ([[NeverSayDie not in the 4Kids dub]]).
** Season two: During the witches' break-in at Red Fountain to get the Codex, Icy kills Sky. The giveaway? His heart stops. But [[DeusExMachina Bloom suddenly discovers her healing magic]] and ''brings him back from the dead''.
** Season three: To earn their Enchantix powers, fairies have to sacrifice themselves for someone from their realms. While trying to retrieve the time-turning tears of the Black Willow, Flora dives into tainted water to save her little sister. She gets caught in the vines at the bottom and presumably drowns. Then the Willow "cries" into the river; Flora is returned to the moment before she died and obtains her Enchantix.
** There was another one in season 3, when Tecna was believed to have died after closing up the Omega portal. She managed to survive thanks to her new Enchantix powers.
** The aversion: In season four, [[spoiler:Nabu sacrifices himself to close a dark abyss the Wizards have created to suck up the fairies of Earth]]. Aside from a couple animation goofs, [[spoiler:Nabu]] doesn't return at the end of the season, so it looks like [[spoiler:he is]] dead for real. This hasn't sat well with the fans. And it also created some FridgeLogic, since Bloom seems to have [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgotten her healing powers]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Antauri dies, much to Chiro's sorrow. By the time we start Season 3, he comes back as the silver monkey]].
* Happened a couple times to ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', such as being electrocuted, chained up, and thrown in a lake in ''A New Villain''. Then again...
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' episode ''Heavenly Daze'' Tom gets hit by a piano and dies, ending up in heaven, but he won't be able to pass through the gates without Jerry's forgiveness. Tom is given a set amount of time to receive Jerry's signature on a certificate of forgiveness, but gets it seconds too late, and falls down to Hell. Turns out to be AllJustADream and Tom suddenly hugs a bewildered Jerry.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'':
** In "Wushu Were Here", Joe and Anna thought Fred got killed by a monk, but it turned out that Fred wasn't dead, and in fact a monk never kills.
** In "Dude, Where's My Karma?", the kids thought Fred ate something poisonous, but turns out he was only sleeping.
** In "The Good, The Bad and The Goofy", Joe thought Sam and Fred drowned in a rapid river turns out they were alive.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish]]" Homer eats fugu which is poisonous if cut incorrectly. When Dr. Hibbert is unable to determine for sure whether Homer indeed ate toxic portions of the fish he merely accepts the word of the sushi chef he tells Homer that he has 22 hours to live (24, minus the two hours it took to perform tests and contact the chef). Homer is left to make a list of things to do before he dies. That night, Homer falls asleep in an armchair while listening to the Bible-on-tape ... although with his head suddenly drooping and arms falling limp, plus a dark music cue to underscore the moment, the viewer is led to believe that he possibly did succumb to the poison. The next morning, Marge finds Homer and fears the worst when she sees him lying still in the armchair; she begins to cry and caress him ... only to touch his drool, which is still warm, making her realize her husband is still very much alive. Homer realizes this too when he is awakened by his wife holding him.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' did this with a caterpillar. It wasn't even dead, just metamorphosing into a butterfly.
* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] with ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'' Jaga. The CourtMage of Thundera, initially performs a YouShallNotPass, seemingly dying in the attempt, allowing Thundera's young king Lion-O and his allies to flee as the city is invaded by the forces of BigBad Mumm-Ra. Jaga is soon revealed to instead be Mumm-Ra's prisoner, tortured for information on a mystical GreatBigBookOfEverything's location. Mumm-Ra eventually forces the issue by performing a YourSoulIsMine, imprisoning TheDisembodied Jaga in a SoulJar that will lead them to the book. In a last-ditch effort to prevent Mumm-Ra from getting it, Jaga performs a magical HeroicSacrifice that shatters his soul jar, dissipates him, and sends Mumm-Ra fleeing, leaving Jaga's allies to grieve his loss ''again''. Soon after, when Lion-O closely examines the book, it is revealed as {{Magitek}} that draws Lion-O's soul inside, where he meets Jaga, now serving as a SpiritAdvisor[=/=]VirtualGhost. When Lion-O asks if he's alive, Jaga gives an [[CrypticConversation opaque non-answer]].
* Happens to [[spoiler: Ilana]] in "The Demon Within" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''. Technically also happens to [[spoiler: Octus]] later on, only it takes two episodes for the character to be revived.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]] segment "No Laughing Matter", [[spoiler: the aliens from Clarion get killed by laughing at Roy slipping on a banana]]. In the Quickie before "Much Ado About Lanolin" (a later episode), Orson, Booker, and Shelldon watch a show [[spoiler: about the Clarion aliens, whom are revealed to (still) exist at the end of the Quickie by coming out of the TV]].
** Speaking of Much Ado About Lanolin, [[spoiler: in that episode, the fake Lanolin, Lanolina, disappears with sparkles after kissing Orson]].
** In Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarves, [[spoiler: Snow Wade dies after eating the poison apple. His last words? "Uh-oh, I'm doomed." He also holds his stomach while doing this]].
*** Unlike [[WhatTheHellHero Orson and the other characters who only took this as a story]], [[spoiler: Roy (who was taking this seriously near the end of the two-parter) was the only one, who seemed alarmed/upset that Wade could really be hurt/dead, when Wade didn't wake up right away]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'':
** Happens twice to [[spoiler:Nova. First as a ShoutOut to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' then when she appears to have flatlined in the hospital, it turns out she's being possessed]].
** In "The House of the Nightmare Witch" Shaggy appears to have fallen to his death. Scooby barely has a few seconds to start crying before Shaggy quickly opens his eyes.
** In "Gates of Gloom" [[spoiler: Fred, Velma, and Daphne all apparently perish inside the Mystery Machine when they blow it up to destroy Pericles' robots. Fortunately, Fred was actually piloting it with remote control so they're all okay. Though the fact that the gang's iconic van is gone still manages to be a pretty big gut punch in itself]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' uses ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' did this tropes a lot.
** Yumi gets thrown into the Digital Sea
in the Season 1 episode "Cruel Dilemma". ''Fortunately'', at the beginning of the episode, falling candy ''just so happens'' to complete the materialization code Jérémie'd been working one since forever for Aelita. Loop Hole: He can use it once since he doesn't know what to press. He actually has to ''think about it'' before deciding to use the one-shot on Yumi and not Aelita. As such, Yumi becomes un-deleted and can be rematerialized.
** Same thing
its first season, with Aelita in "Just in Time". She does Brainiac 5 handing Superman a HeroicSacrifice, but thanks to a hair Jérémie managed to materialize at the beginning, he can bring her back (without her memories little piece of the episode, though).
** In "The Key", XANA takes the keys of Lyoko from Aelita's memory, and in turn kills her lifeforce. She dies, until, ''oh wait'', her father (who was supposed to have been killed by XANA already) appears from the abyss of Lyoko and ''savez her''!
** Speaking of Franz Hopper, all evidence gathered (and Jérémie's rude remarks to Aelita) says that Franz killed
himself saving Aelita in said incident above, [[spoiler:''until'' Season 4, when he suddenly lives again as before running off on a ball of glittery purple and pink energy. Apparently he suicide mission. Clark can't stay out both do his part to free the rest of the Digital Sea for too long (even though team ''and'' save Brainiac, and when they find him, he's mourning Brainy's lifeless body. The Legionnaires promptly ask who has the Digital Sea is supposed to ''delete'' everything thrown into it), or else he'll get attacked by XANA real fast]]. He eventually dies in the Series Finale.
back-up disc.
* The immortal ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short, short ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', in which we see Elmer Fudd actually ''kill'' WesternAnimation/BugsBunny (in a particularly malevolent fashion), at which point [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he laments the foolishness of his actions]], carrying Bugs away. Bugs looks to the audience and asks "What did ya expect from an Opera? A ''happy'' ending?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Ultra Magnus is dismembered by the Sweeps, but reassembled by the Junkions shortly after.
** ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': Optimus is blasted into dust by the Hydra Cannon, but is resurrected 3 episodes later. Earlier, Smokescreen sacrifices himself, but is rebuilt as Hoist.
** Happens to Optimus at least once in most films and series.
* Death seems cheap in the series ''Series/AceLightning'', at least for the "videogame" characters. Also subverted in one episode when Ace is surprised to learn from Mark that when humans die they ''can't'' come back in a similar fashion. This does not make Sparx's "death" any less traumatic...
* Twice in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' ([[NeverSayDie not in the 4Kids dub]]).
** Season two: During the witches' break-in at Red Fountain to get the Codex, Icy kills Sky. The giveaway? His heart stops. But [[DeusExMachina Bloom suddenly discovers her healing magic]] and ''brings him back from the dead''.
** Season three: To earn their Enchantix powers, fairies have to sacrifice themselves for someone from their realms. While trying to retrieve the time-turning tears of the Black Willow, Flora dives into tainted water to save her little sister. She gets caught in the vines at the bottom and presumably drowns. Then the Willow "cries" into the river; Flora is returned to the moment before she died and obtains her Enchantix.
** There was another one in season 3, when Tecna was believed to have died after closing up the Omega portal. She managed to survive thanks to her new Enchantix powers.
** The aversion: In season four, [[spoiler:Nabu sacrifices himself to close a dark abyss the Wizards have created to suck up the fairies of Earth]]. Aside from a couple animation goofs, [[spoiler:Nabu]] doesn't return at the end of the season, so it looks like [[spoiler:he is]] dead for real. This hasn't sat well with the fans. And it also created some FridgeLogic, since Bloom seems to have [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgotten her healing powers]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Antauri dies, much to Chiro's sorrow. By the time we start Season 3, he comes back as the silver monkey]].
* Happened a couple times to ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', such as being electrocuted, chained up, and thrown in a lake in ''A New Villain''. Then again...
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' episode ''Heavenly Daze'' Tom gets hit by a piano and dies, ending up in heaven, but he won't be able to pass through the gates without Jerry's forgiveness. Tom is given a set amount of time to receive Jerry's signature on a certificate of forgiveness, but gets it seconds too late, and falls down to Hell. Turns out to be AllJustADream and Tom suddenly hugs a bewildered Jerry.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'':
** In "Wushu Were Here", Joe and Anna thought Fred got killed by a monk, but it turned out that Fred wasn't dead, and in fact a monk never kills.
** In "Dude, Where's My Karma?", the kids thought Fred ate something poisonous, but turns out he was only sleeping.
** In "The Good, The Bad and The Goofy", Joe thought Sam and Fred drowned in a rapid river turns out they were alive.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish]]" Homer eats fugu which is poisonous if cut incorrectly. When Dr. Hibbert is unable to determine for sure whether Homer indeed ate toxic portions of the fish he merely accepts the word of the sushi chef he tells Homer that he has 22 hours to live (24, minus the two hours it took to perform tests and contact the chef). Homer is left to make a list of things to do before he dies. That night, Homer falls asleep in an armchair while listening to the Bible-on-tape ... although with his head suddenly drooping and arms falling limp, plus a dark music cue to underscore the moment, the viewer is led to believe that he possibly did succumb to the poison. The next morning, Marge finds Homer and fears the worst when she sees him lying still in the armchair; she begins to cry and caress him ... only to touch his drool, which is still warm, making her realize her husband is still very much alive. Homer realizes this too when he is awakened by his wife holding him.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'' did this with a caterpillar. It wasn't even dead, just metamorphosing into a butterfly.
* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] with ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'' Jaga. The CourtMage of Thundera, initially performs a YouShallNotPass, seemingly dying in the attempt, allowing Thundera's young king Lion-O and his allies to flee as the city is invaded by the forces of BigBad Mumm-Ra. Jaga is soon revealed to instead be Mumm-Ra's prisoner, tortured for information on a mystical GreatBigBookOfEverything's location. Mumm-Ra eventually forces the issue by performing a YourSoulIsMine, imprisoning TheDisembodied Jaga in a SoulJar that will lead them to the book. In a last-ditch effort to prevent Mumm-Ra from getting it, Jaga performs a magical HeroicSacrifice that shatters his soul jar, dissipates him, and sends Mumm-Ra fleeing, leaving Jaga's allies to grieve his loss ''again''. Soon after, when Lion-O closely examines the book, it is revealed as {{Magitek}} that draws Lion-O's soul inside, where he meets Jaga, now serving as a SpiritAdvisor[=/=]VirtualGhost. When Lion-O asks if he's alive, Jaga gives an [[CrypticConversation opaque non-answer]].
* Happens to [[spoiler: Ilana]] in "The Demon Within" episode of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''. Technically also happens to [[spoiler: Octus]] later on, only it takes two episodes for the character to be revived.
* In the [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]] segment "No Laughing Matter", [[spoiler: the aliens from Clarion get killed by laughing at Roy slipping on a banana]]. In the Quickie before "Much Ado About Lanolin" (a later episode), Orson, Booker, and Shelldon watch a show [[spoiler: about the Clarion aliens, whom are revealed to (still) exist at the end of the Quickie by coming out of the TV]].
** Speaking of Much Ado About Lanolin, [[spoiler: in that episode, the fake Lanolin, Lanolina, disappears with sparkles after kissing Orson]].
** In Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarves, [[spoiler: Snow Wade dies after eating the poison apple. His last words? "Uh-oh, I'm doomed." He also holds his stomach while doing this]].
*** Unlike [[WhatTheHellHero Orson and the other characters who only took this as a story]], [[spoiler: Roy (who was taking this seriously near the end of the two-parter) was the only one, who seemed alarmed/upset that Wade could really be hurt/dead, when Wade didn't wake up right away]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'':
** Happens twice to [[spoiler:Nova. First as a ShoutOut to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' then when she appears to have flatlined in the hospital, it turns out she's being possessed]].
** In "The House of the Nightmare Witch" Shaggy appears to have fallen to his death. Scooby barely has a few seconds to start crying before Shaggy quickly opens his eyes.
** In "Gates of Gloom" [[spoiler: Fred, Velma, and Daphne all apparently perish inside the Mystery Machine when they blow it up to destroy Pericles' robots. Fortunately, Fred was actually piloting it with remote control so they're all okay. Though the fact that the gang's iconic van is gone still manages to be a pretty big gut punch in itself]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' does this to the titular trio in both "The Rowdyruff Boys" and "Knock It Off".
* In the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' book 2, Aang is struck by Azula's lightning. Luckily, [[spoiler:Katara has some spirit water that she uses to heal him]], but it doesn't work right away and we don't learn [[spoiler:that he survived until the first episode of the next season]].
* In the first of the two animated specials based on the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'' toyline of TheEighties, Rose-Petal is hit with a double whammy by the villainess Nastina: First she's tricked into consuming a potion that ruins her magical singing voice, and then imprisoned in a virtually lightless room -- being a flower-woman, this proves fatal. Her friends manage to recover her body and [[EverybodyCries as they weep]], their tears fall upon the tear-shaped crystal on her leaf-and-blossom headdress. She and they were originally borne of a little human girl's tears falling upon flowers, so [[SwissArmyTears this is sufficient to bring her back to life and full health]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' does this to In the titular trio in both ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' short "The Rowdyruff Boys" Feelers", Mitzi Moth gets sprayed by bug spray and "Knock It Off".
* In
appears to die in Mo Skito's arms. She turns out to be alive after Crusty starts playing the last episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' book 2, Aang is struck by Azula's lightning. Luckily, [[spoiler:Katara has some spirit water that she uses to heal him]], but it doesn't work right away Feelers' recorded song and we don't learn [[spoiler:that he survived until the first episode of the next season]].
* In the first of the two animated specials based on the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'' toyline of TheEighties, Rose-Petal
song is hit with a double whammy praised by the villainess Nastina: First she's tricked into consuming a potion that ruins her magical singing voice, and then imprisoned in a virtually lightless room -- being a flower-woman, this proves fatal. Her friends manage to recover her body and [[EverybodyCries as they weep]], their tears fall upon the tear-shaped crystal on her leaf-and-blossom headdress. She and they were originally borne of a little human girl's tears falling upon flowers, so [[SwissArmyTears this is sufficient to bring her back to life and full health]].Mr. Katzeneisner.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' does this to the titular trio in both "The Rowdyruff Boys" and "Knock It Off".
* Nightcrawler appears to die near the end of ''WesternAnimation/PrydeOfTheXMen'', but subsequently turns out to have survived his fall to Earth by teleporting into a closet at the last second.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has given Slimer at least two fake-out deaths.
** In "Big Trouble with Little Slimer", Walter Peck appears to succeed in blowing Slimer to pieces, but Slimer manages to reassemble himself shortly afterward.
** Slimer ends up one of the ghosts vaporized by the titular ghost-hunting robot in "Robo-Buster", but it later turns out that all of the ghosts Robo-Buster blasted weren't destroyed, but simply fused into a giant ectoplasmic amalgamation. The Ghostbusters manage to separate Slimer from this fusion while trapping the other ghosts that make up this enormous entity.
* In the first of the two animated specials based on the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/RosePetalPlace'' toyline of TheEighties, Rose-Petal is hit with a double whammy by the villainess Nastina: First she's tricked into consuming a potion that ruins her magical singing voice, and then imprisoned in a virtually lightless room -- being a flower-woman, this proves fatal. Her friends manage to recover her body and [[EverybodyCries as they weep]], their tears fall upon the tear-shaped crystal on her leaf-and-blossom headdress. She and they were originally borne of a little human girl's tears falling upon flowers, so [[SwissArmyTears this is sufficient to bring her back to life and full health]].



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Off Colors", [[spoiler: Lars makes a HeroicSacrifice to protect the Off Color Gems from one of Homeworld's Robonoid probes. Steven cries over the dying Lars, and [[SwissArmyTears his tears]] (when Steven had only been able to use his spit to channel his mother's healing powers) miraculously bring Lars back to life... [[TouchedByVorlons though not without a few changes]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'':
** In the episode "Journey to the Center of the Lungfish" Captain Jetlag appears to sacrifice himself to let Mr. Bumpy, Squishington, and Molly Coddle escape the lungfish. After the three make it out of the lungfish, Bumpy gets the lungfish to cough up Jetlag completely unharmed by blowing raspberries at it.
** The ChristmasEpisode "Twas the Night Before Bumpy" has the earthworm Juaquin Gusanito Sin Manos appear to be crushed by Stonehenge, but the end of the special shows that he survived by ducking into the earth right when the stone structure collapsed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' short "The Feelers", Mitzi Moth gets sprayed by bug spray and appears to die in Mo Skito's arms. She turns out to be alive after Crusty starts playing the Feelers' recorded song and the song is praised by Mr. Katzeneisner.
* Nightcrawler appears to die near the end of ''WesternAnimation/PrydeOfTheXMen'', but subsequently turns out to have survived his fall to Earth by teleporting into a closet at the last second.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''
** Lady Dorma gets stabbed in the chest in "Now Comes the Sub-Mariner", but Reed Richards manages to revive her using his molecular resuscitator.
** The Thing turns out to survive his beating at the hands of the Hulk in the episode "Nightmare in Green".
** [[spoiler:Doctor Doom appears to die in the GrandFinale "Doomsday", but ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'', which takes place in the same continuity as the 1994 ''Fantastic Four'' cartoon, reveals that he's still alive in the episode "Doomed".]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has given Slimer at least two fake-out deaths.
** In "Big Trouble with Little Slimer", Walter Peck appears to succeed in blowing Slimer to pieces, but Slimer manages to reassemble himself shortly afterward.
** Slimer ends up one of the ghosts vaporized by the titular ghost-hunting robot in "Robo-Buster", but it later turns out that all of the ghosts Robo-Buster blasted weren't destroyed, but simply fused into a giant ectoplasmic amalgamation. The Ghostbusters manage to separate Slimer from this fusion while trapping the other ghosts that make up this enormous entity.
* We get a brief one in the second ''WesternAnimation/ScaryGodmother'' movie, ''The Revenge of Jimmy'', when it looks like the house fell on Scary Godmother and crushed her. Skully and Bug-a-Boo are crying, while Harry rejoices. Soon enough, Scary Godmother re-appears, commenting on how sweet it is that Skully and Bug-a-Boo miss her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'':
** Happens twice to [[spoiler:Nova. First as a ShoutOut to ''Disney/TheLionKing'' then when she appears to have flatlined in the hospital, it turns out she's being possessed]].
** In "The House of the Nightmare Witch" Shaggy appears to have fallen to his death. Scooby barely has a few seconds to start crying before Shaggy quickly opens his eyes.
** In "Gates of Gloom" [[spoiler: Fred, Velma, and Daphne all apparently perish inside the Mystery Machine when they blow it up to destroy Pericles' robots. Fortunately, Fred was actually piloting it with remote control so they're all okay. Though the fact that the gang's iconic van is gone still manages to be a pretty big gut punch in itself]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E11OneFishTwoFishBlowfishBlueFish One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish]]" Homer eats fugu which is poisonous if cut incorrectly. When Dr. Hibbert is unable to determine for sure whether Homer indeed ate toxic portions of the fish he merely accepts the word of the sushi chef he tells Homer that he has 22 hours to live (24, minus the two hours it took to perform tests and contact the chef). Homer is left to make a list of things to do before he dies. That night, Homer falls asleep in an armchair while listening to the Bible-on-tape ... although with his head suddenly drooping and arms falling limp, plus a dark music cue to underscore the moment, the viewer is led to believe that he possibly did succumb to the poison. The next morning, Marge finds Homer and fears the worst when she sees him lying still in the armchair; she begins to cry and caress him ... only to touch his drool, which is still warm, making her realize her husband is still very much alive. Homer realizes this too when he is awakened by his wife holding him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': At least two examples:
** "Stop and Smurf the Roses": Chlohydrous, annoyed at the Smurf's beautiful woodelf (and mute) friend, Laconia, sets out to kill Laconia by destroying her very life source: flowers. Indeed, Laconia does "die" after Chlohydrous casts a spell, growing sick as the flowers die off in groups. The other Smurfs do come to rescue Laconia (along with Papa and Natural), but even after they defeat Chlohydrous, it may be too late for Laconia. The other Smurfs prepare for Laconia's funeral, laying her on a lilypad ... but then, she is revived after Papa Smurf reverses Chlohydrous' spell.
** "Smurfquest": As the Smurfs rapidly age in their quest to restore the Long Life Stone, Grandpa Smurf (introduced in this episode) dies just as the elements are being placed in the Stone's box. While the other (now elderly) Smurfs mourn Grandpa's death, the stone goes through its restoration cycle, and it isn't long before the other Smurfs' youths are restored ... and Grandpa is brought back to life.
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' with the hippie music festival, the mayor shoots herself in the head when she finally realizes the gravity of her folly. She later reappears when they're using the giant drill with a bandage on her head, ready to take command at mission control. For some reason headshots are often non-fatal in ''South Park'': see also Bill Gates (shot in ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'', reappears with a Band-Aid on his head in "The Entity"), Music/BritneySpears, the scientist in "Night of the Living Homeless", and Kenny. [[FridgeBrilliance Could it be because the characters have no]] [[spoiler:''brains'']]?
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsResistance'': In [[Recap/StarWarsResistanceS1E18Descent "Descent"]], astromech droid Bucket is shot by a stormtrooper and falls into the ocean while Yeager, Kaz, Neeku and CB-23 are escaping the repair shop, to Yeager's horror. When they eventually make it to safety in engineering, they discover that the Chelidae maintenance workers snagged Bucket in their fishing nets and repaired him.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In [[Recap/StevenUniverseS5E2OffColors "Off Colors", Colors"]], [[spoiler: Lars makes a HeroicSacrifice to protect the Off Color Gems from one of Homeworld's Robonoid probes. Steven cries over the dying Lars, and [[SwissArmyTears his tears]] (when Steven had only been able to use his spit to channel his mother's healing powers) miraculously bring Lars back to life... [[TouchedByVorlons though not without a few changes]].]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'':
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' Season 2 finale, [[spoiler:Antauri dies, much to Chiro's sorrow. By the time we start Season 3, he comes back as the silver monkey]].
* Happens to [[spoiler: Ilana]] in "The Demon Within"
episode "Journey of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''. Technically also happens to [[spoiler: Octus]] later on, only it takes two episodes for the character to be revived.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' LOVES this. Done with Michelangelo in season 3, Leonardo at the end of season 3 (The TonightSomeoneDies commercial didn't hurt matters either), done with April, Casey, and Mikey's cat in season 4 (this one a case of AllJustADream), done with Leo's entire family during a two-parter in season 4 (both the audience and Leo learns of their surprisingly logical survivals in pt 2 through flashbacks), and Casey and April again in season 7 (complete with ominous commercial promising "a VerySpecialEpisode"). A number of supporting characters stay dead for multiple episodes.
* [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] with ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' Jaga. The CourtMage of Thundera, initially performs a YouShallNotPass, seemingly dying in the attempt, allowing Thundera's young king Lion-O and his allies to flee as the city is invaded by the forces of BigBad Mumm-Ra. Jaga is soon revealed to instead be Mumm-Ra's prisoner, tortured for information on a mystical GreatBigBookOfEverything's location. Mumm-Ra eventually forces the issue by performing a YourSoulIsMine, imprisoning TheDisembodied Jaga in a SoulJar that will lead them
to the Center of book. In a last-ditch effort to prevent Mumm-Ra from getting it, Jaga performs a magical HeroicSacrifice that shatters his soul jar, dissipates him, and sends Mumm-Ra fleeing, leaving Jaga's allies to grieve his loss ''again''. Soon after, when Lion-O closely examines the Lungfish" Captain Jetlag appears book, it is revealed as {{Magitek}} that draws Lion-O's soul inside, where he meets Jaga, now serving as a SpiritAdvisor[=/=]VirtualGhost. When Lion-O asks if he's alive, Jaga gives an [[CrypticConversation opaque non-answer]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'':
** In "Wushu Were Here", Joe and Anna thought Fred got killed by a monk, but it turned out that Fred wasn't dead, and in fact a monk never kills.
** In "Dude, Where's My Karma?", the kids thought Fred ate something poisonous, but turns out he was only sleeping.
** In "The Good, The Bad and The Goofy", Joe thought Sam and Fred drowned in a rapid river turns out they were alive.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' episode ''Heavenly Daze'' Tom gets hit by a piano and dies, ending up in heaven, but he won't be able to pass through the gates without Jerry's forgiveness. Tom is given a set amount of time to receive Jerry's signature on a certificate of forgiveness, but gets it seconds too late, and falls down to Hell. Turns out to be AllJustADream and Tom suddenly hugs a bewildered Jerry.
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'': Ultra Magnus is dismembered by the Sweeps, but reassembled by the Junkions shortly after.
** ''Anime/TransformersArmada'': Optimus is blasted into dust by the Hydra Cannon, but is resurrected 3 episodes later. Earlier, Smokescreen sacrifices himself, but is rebuilt as Hoist.
** Happens to Optimus at least once in most films and series.
* Happened a couple times to ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'', such as being electrocuted, chained up, and thrown in a lake in ''A New Villain''. Then again...
* Twice in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' ([[NeverSayDie not in the 4Kids dub]]).
** Season two: During the witches' break-in at Red Fountain to get the Codex, Icy kills Sky. The giveaway? His heart stops. But [[DeusExMachina Bloom suddenly discovers her healing magic]] and ''brings him back from the dead''.
** Season three: To earn their Enchantix powers, fairies have
to sacrifice themselves for someone from their realms. While trying to retrieve the time-turning tears of the Black Willow, Flora dives into tainted water to save her little sister. She gets caught in the vines at the bottom and presumably drowns. Then the Willow "cries" into the river; Flora is returned to the moment before she died and obtains her Enchantix.
** There was another one in season 3, when Tecna was believed to have died after closing up the Omega portal. She managed to survive thanks to her new Enchantix powers.
** The aversion: In season four, [[spoiler:Nabu sacrifices
himself to let Mr. Bumpy, Squishington, and Molly Coddle escape close a dark abyss the lungfish. After Wizards have created to suck up the three make it out fairies of the lungfish, Bumpy gets the lungfish to cough up Jetlag completely unharmed by blowing raspberries Earth]]. Aside from a couple animation goofs, [[spoiler:Nabu]] doesn't return at it.
** The ChristmasEpisode "Twas the Night Before Bumpy" has the earthworm Juaquin Gusanito Sin Manos appear to be crushed by Stonehenge, but
the end of the special shows that he survived by ducking into season, so it looks like [[spoiler:he is]] dead for real. This hasn't sat well with the earth right when the stone structure collapsed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' short "The Feelers", Mitzi Moth gets sprayed by bug spray and appears to die in Mo Skito's arms. She turns out to be alive after Crusty starts playing the Feelers' recorded song and the song is praised by Mr. Katzeneisner.
* Nightcrawler appears to die near the end of ''WesternAnimation/PrydeOfTheXMen'', but subsequently turns out
fans. And it also created some FridgeLogic, since Bloom seems to have survived his fall to Earth by teleporting into a closet at the last second.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour''
** Lady Dorma gets stabbed in the chest in "Now Comes the Sub-Mariner", but Reed Richards manages to revive
[[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgotten her using his molecular resuscitator.
** The Thing turns out to survive his beating at the hands of the Hulk in the episode "Nightmare in Green".
** [[spoiler:Doctor Doom appears to die in the GrandFinale "Doomsday", but ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibleHulk'', which takes place in the same continuity as the 1994 ''Fantastic Four'' cartoon, reveals that he's still alive in the episode "Doomed".]]
healing powers]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' has given Slimer at least two fake-out deaths.
** In "Big Trouble with Little Slimer", Walter Peck appears to succeed in blowing Slimer to pieces, but Slimer manages to reassemble himself shortly afterward.
** Slimer ends up one of the ghosts vaporized by the titular ghost-hunting robot in "Robo-Buster", but it later turns out that all of the ghosts Robo-Buster blasted weren't destroyed, but simply fused into a giant ectoplasmic amalgamation. The Ghostbusters manage to separate Slimer from
WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker pulls this fusion while trapping on purpose on the other ghosts that make up this enormous entity.
* We get a brief one in the second ''WesternAnimation/ScaryGodmother'' movie,
classic short ''The Revenge of Jimmy'', when it looks like Loan Stranger''. Specifically, he tricks the house fell on Scary Godmother and crushed her. Skully and Bug-a-Boo are crying, while Harry rejoices. Soon enough, Scary Godmother re-appears, commenting on how sweet it is that Skully and Bug-a-Boo miss her.Loan Shark into thinking he smashed Woody's skull with a single punch, killing him right there, in order to get the Loan Shark to tear up the loan he had been trying to get Woody to pay back the whole time.



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* Parodied in the ChristmasSpecial ''Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire'': Robbie's mentor, Old Jingle, appears to die tragically [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in his arms]]. Then Jingle starts snoring.



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* Parodied in ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'': the Chosen One's mentor Master Tang, love interest Ling, rival Wimp Lo, and his beloved dog are dying. After imparting their "final wisdom" to him, it turns out Master Tang's not dead! And Ling's not dead either! And dog is fine!
-->'''Chosen One:''' Then surely Wimp Lo!...\\
''(he runs to Wimp Lo; we hear flies buzzing)''\\
'''Chosen One:''' ... oh.
* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', when the Schwarzenegger character receives a fatal blow in the "real" world, he needs the main character's help to get back into the movie world, where the same shot qualifies only as a "flesh wound".
* In ''National Lampoon's Film/LoadedWeapon1'', the Jon Lovitz character (modeled after the Creator/JoePesci character in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' sequels) dies early on, only to return a few scenes later. When asked how he got back, he replies, "I thought this was the sequel!"



* In the final episode of the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' series, Ultraman is felled by Zetton, and is KilledOffForReal, until Zoffy comes to rescue him.
* In ''National Lampoon's Film/LoadedWeapon1'', the Jon Lovitz character (modeled after the Creator/JoePesci character in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' sequels) dies early on, only to return a few scenes later. When asked how he got back, he replies, "I thought this was the sequel!"
* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', when the Schwarzenegger character receives a fatal blow in the "real" world, he needs the main character's help to get back into the movie world, where the same shot qualifies only as a "flesh wound".
* Parodied in ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'': the Chosen One's mentor Master Tang, love interest Ling, rival Wimp Lo, and his beloved dog are dying. After imparting their "final wisdom" to him, it turns out Master Tang's not dead! And Ling's not dead either! And dog is fine!
-->'''Chosen One:''' Then surely Wimp Lo!...\\
''(he runs to Wimp Lo; we hear flies buzzing)''\\
'''Chosen One:''' ... oh.
* In addition to its more serious examples, ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope]]'' also features a more humorous take when C-3PO and R2-D2 are desperately trying to save Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca from being crushed inside a trash compactor. R2 successfully shuts it off leading to everyone in the compactor to start crying out in joy, but 3PO initially believes that they're screaming from being crushed to death and that they failed to save them in time.

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* In the final episode of the original ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' series, Ultraman is felled by Zetton, and is KilledOffForReal, until Zoffy comes to rescue him.
* In ''National Lampoon's Film/LoadedWeapon1'', the Jon Lovitz character (modeled after the Creator/JoePesci character in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' sequels) dies early on, only to return a few scenes later. When asked how he got back, he replies, "I thought this was the sequel!"
* In ''Film/LastActionHero'', when the Schwarzenegger character receives a fatal blow in the "real" world, he needs the main character's help to get back into the movie world, where the same shot qualifies only as a "flesh wound".
* Parodied in ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist'': the Chosen One's mentor Master Tang, love interest Ling, rival Wimp Lo, and his beloved dog are dying. After imparting their "final wisdom" to him, it turns out Master Tang's not dead! And Ling's not dead either! And dog is fine!
-->'''Chosen One:''' Then surely Wimp Lo!...\\
''(he runs to Wimp Lo; we hear flies buzzing)''\\
'''Chosen One:''' ... oh.
* In addition to its more serious examples, ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars ''Franchise/Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope]]'' IV Film/ANewHope'' also features a more humorous take when C-3PO and R2-D2 are desperately trying to save Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca from being crushed inside a trash compactor. R2 successfully shuts it off off, leading to everyone in the compactor to start crying out in joy, but 3PO initially believes that they're screaming from being crushed to death and that they failed to save them in time.


* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' has one in the episode "Charity Begins At Home", [[spoiler:with Shaz]] via [[CleanPrettyReliable CPR]] though it is actually a pretty well done and relatively believable. It's also quite violent as it leads to [[spoiler:a very brutal beating of the "murderer"]].

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* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'' has one in the episode "Charity Begins At Home", [[spoiler:with Shaz]] via [[CleanPrettyReliable CPR]] though it is actually a pretty well done and relatively believable. It's also quite violent as it leads to [[spoiler:a very brutal beating of the "murderer"]].


* Zigzagged in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Plant-being Groot heroically sacrifices himself to save the other Guardians--but his friend Rocket finds a still-living twig and plants it. By the end-credits, we see a little baby Groot growing again. But he looks subtly different, and in the sequel we find that he has quite a different personality. WordOfGod [[https://nerdist.com/james-gunn-groot-dead-baby-groot-guardians-of-the-galaxy/ confirmed]] that Groot had in fact died, and "baby Groot" is a different being--essentially, the old Groot's son.

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* Zigzagged in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. Plant-being Groot heroically sacrifices himself to save the other Guardians--but his friend Rocket finds a still-living twig and plants it. By the end-credits, we see a little baby Groot growing again. But he looks subtly different, and in the sequel we find that he has quite a different personality. WordOfGod [[https://nerdist.com/james-gunn-groot-dead-baby-groot-guardians-of-the-galaxy/ [[https://www.cbr.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-groot-dead-baby-groot-son/ confirmed]] that Groot had in fact died, and "baby Groot" is a different being--essentially, the old Groot's son.


Not to be confused with DisneyVillainDeath, which refers to a villain falling from a very high place, such as a cliff. Also not to be confused with Creator/WaltDisney's actual death.

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Not to be confused with the related trope DisneyVillainDeath, which refers to a villain falling from a very high place, such as a cliff.cliff, although it can sometimes overlap with this trope when the antagonist doesn't actually die. Also not to be confused with Creator/WaltDisney's actual death.

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** Twilight has ''another'' one in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' where [[spoiler:she, along with the Storm King, are sucked into a raging storm and presumed dead. Turns out, she reclaimed the [[MacGuffin Staff of Sacanas]] and manages to make it back on her hooves in one piece. Unfortunately, the Storm King ''also'' survives and attempts to take out the heroes with an [[TakenForGranite Obsidian Orb]], but a [[HeelFaceTurn reformed]] Tempest Shadow makes a HeroicSacrifice (and Disney Death of her own) to make sure his demise sticks.]]


* The surprisingly plausible fan sequel to ''Literature/EarthsChildren'', "Broud's Destiny", has Ayla's chief antagonist defending the Clan against gangs of Others who paint themselves white and kill "flatheads" for kicks. At the climax, the leader of the "chalk-faces" viciously stabs Broud in the abdomen at the same moment Broud breaks his neck. Broud drops to the ground and everything looks like a beautiful death scene. End of chapter. The next chapter opens with a Clan funeral ceremony... turns out it's for Broud's mom Ebra. Broud will take time to recover but is fine.

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* The surprisingly plausible fan sequel to ''Literature/EarthsChildren'', "Broud's Destiny", "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7666095/10/Broud-s-Destiny Broud's Destiny]]", has Ayla's chief antagonist defending the Clan against gangs of Others who paint themselves white and kill "flatheads" for kicks. At the climax, the leader of the "chalk-faces" viciously stabs Broud in the abdomen at the same moment Broud breaks his neck. Broud drops to the ground and everything looks like a beautiful death scene. End of chapter. The next chapter opens with a Clan funeral ceremony... turns out it's for Broud's mom Ebra. Broud will take time to recover but is fine.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} in ''Fanfic/YoungJusticeDarknessFalls''. As per [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman tradition]], he gets beaten to death by Doomsday, absorbs lots of solar radiation and finally comes back to life when he is needed the most.

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* One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' strip has a bear sitting up from his coffin at his funeral, and says "I was hibernating, for cryin' out loud. Don't you guys ever bother to take a pulse?"

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* We get a brief one in the second ''WesternAnimation/ScaryGodmother'' movie, ''The Revenge of Jimmy'', when it looks like the house fell on Scary Godmother and crushed her. Skully and Bug-a-Boo are crying, while Harry rejoices. Soon enough, Scary Godmother re-appears, commenting on how sweet it is that Skully and Bug-a-Boo miss her.

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