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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' features a lot of {{Disney Death}}s, but the straightest example of this trope is probably the second time Goku is revived. They tried to revive him after he was killed by Cell, but since [[DoomMagnet he realized he, and by extension his friends and the world would eventually be targeted by new threats]] he refused to be resurrected. Seven years later, Gohan is the only warrior who hasn't been killed or [[YouWillBeAssimilated absorbed]] by Majin Buu, and he can't beat him, so Goku has to be revived to help him.

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' features a lot of {{Disney Death}}s, but the straightest example of this trope is probably the second time Goku is revived. They tried to revive him after he was killed by Cell, but since [[DoomMagnet he realized he, he -- and by extension extension, his friends and the world -- would eventually be targeted by new threats]] he refused to be resurrected. Seven years later, Gohan is the only warrior who hasn't been killed or [[YouWillBeAssimilated absorbed]] by Majin Buu, and he can't beat him, so Goku has to be revived to help him.



* {{Downplayed}} in case of Motoko Kusanagi from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. She was resurrected as a cyborg after a plane crash that nearly claimed her life and is now working as a law enforcer/cyber commando; but that accident happened when she was 10-years old or so. Having to live in a cyborg body (only her brain is organic) led her to mastering it, and thus her current job.

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* {{Downplayed}} in case of Motoko Kusanagi from ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. She was resurrected as a cyborg after a plane crash that nearly claimed her life and is now working as a law enforcer/cyber commando; commando, but that accident happened when she was 10-years old or so. Having to live in a cyborg body (only her brain is organic) led her to mastering it, and thus her current job.



* In the beginning of their original series, Dr. Magnus would rebuild the ComicBook/MetalMen anytime a monster of the week would show up.

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* In At the beginning of their original series, Dr. Magnus would rebuild the ComicBook/MetalMen anytime a monster of the week would show up.



* 'Pham Nguyen' is brought back from some 'deaders' in ''A Fire Upon the Deep'', and becomes a true hero.

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* 'Pham Nguyen' is brought back from some 'deaders' in ''A Fire Upon the Deep'', Deep'' and becomes a true hero.



* A related concept appears in Creator/CharlesSheffield's short story "Out of Copyright"--past geniuses are cloned and recruited as research scientists. Under the "copyright" rules referenced in the title, only people dead for seventy-five years may be cloned and only one clone per person may be created, leading to a corporations competing for their services in a manner resembling a sports draft.
* Kay Dutch in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' is killed at the beginning of the novel by teenager as revenge for accidentally killing the boy's sister. While DeathIsCheap (as long as you can afford the price) in this 'verse, Kay has not yet paid for his resurrection (must always be done up-front). He is amazed to find himself alive and finds out that it's because of this trope. The owner of the [=aTan=] Corporation (who has the monopoly on resurrection) brings Kay back to life in order to escort his son and heir to a remote planet on a secret assignment. The guy was specifically looking for a professional bodyguard who dies without paying for a resurrection. Kay later finds out that he's far from the first person hired for the job, likely in a similar manner.

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* A related concept appears in Creator/CharlesSheffield's short story "Out of Copyright"--past Copyright" -- past geniuses are cloned and recruited as research scientists. Under the "copyright" rules referenced in the title, only people dead for seventy-five years may be cloned and only one clone per person may be created, leading to a corporations corporation competing for their services in a manner resembling a sports draft.
* Kay Dutch in Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/LineOfDelirium'' is killed at the beginning of the novel by a teenager as revenge for accidentally killing the boy's sister. While DeathIsCheap (as long as you can afford the price) in this 'verse, Kay has not yet paid for his resurrection (must always be done up-front). He is amazed to find himself alive and finds out that it's because of this trope. The owner of the [=aTan=] Corporation (who has the monopoly on resurrection) brings Kay back to life in order to escort his son and heir to a remote planet on a secret assignment. The guy was specifically looking for a professional bodyguard who dies without paying for a resurrection. Kay later finds out that he's far from the first person hired for the job, likely in a similar manner.



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* Rimmer in ''Series/{{Red Dwarf}}'' was woken up to keep Lister sane. He was deemed fitter for this one purpose than anyone else, even the captain, because Lister got such a kick out of winding him up. He succeeds in this mission spectacularly.

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* Rimmer in ''Series/{{Red Dwarf}}'' was woken up to keep Lister sane. He was deemed fitter for this one purpose than anyone else, else -- even the captain, captain -- because Lister got such a kick out of winding him up. He succeeds in this mission spectacularly.



* The protagonist Adam Jensen from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' was brought back from near death and [[HollywoodCyborg augmented with all kind of cool gadgets]] to continue working in Sarif Industries. [[RageAgainstTheReflection He's not entirely glad about it]].

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* The protagonist Adam Jensen from ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' was brought back from near death near-death and [[HollywoodCyborg augmented with all kind of cool gadgets]] to continue working in Sarif Industries. [[RageAgainstTheReflection He's not entirely glad about it]].



* When Anastasya in ''[[Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might & Magic: Heroes VI]]'' is killed after being blamed for the assassination of her father, her necromancer aunt, Sveltana, resurrects her as an undead being so she can assist with the investigation of the ''real'' culprit.

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* When Anastasya in ''[[Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Might & Magic: Heroes VI]]'' is killed after being blamed for the assassination of her father, her necromancer aunt, Sveltana, aunt Sveltana resurrects her as an undead being so she can assist with the investigation of the ''real'' culprit.



* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'': Happens to Casey's fantasy world counterpart, the court wizard, who was killed while trying to take over the world. The queen decided he was a shoe-in for the job as Evil Vizier (which mandates scheming, backstabbing and attempts at usurpation).

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* ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'': Happens to Casey's fantasy world counterpart, the court wizard, who was killed while trying to take over the world. The queen decided he was a shoe-in shoo-in for the job as Evil Vizier (which mandates scheming, backstabbing and attempts at usurpation).


* In ''Film/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/{{Batman}} resurrects Franchise/{{Superman}} using the Mother Box to defeat Steppenwolf when the rest of the League is unable to.

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* In ''Film/JusticeLeague'', ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'', Franchise/{{Batman}} resurrects Franchise/{{Superman}} using the Mother Box to defeat Steppenwolf when the rest of the League is unable to.


* The Impure World Ressurection from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a jutsu used to bring back dead ninja who were especially skilled or powerful.

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* The Impure World Ressurection Resurrection from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a jutsu used to bring back dead ninja who were especially skilled or powerful.



*** Later, King Ghidorah is ressurected as Mecha-King Ghidorah to stop Godzilla from destroying Tokyo.
** ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'' features three gods (Baragon, Mothra, and Ghidorah) being ressurected/awakened from their eternal slumber in order to save Japan from Godzilla.

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*** Later, King Ghidorah is ressurected resurrected as Mecha-King Ghidorah to stop Godzilla from destroying Tokyo.
** ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack'' features three gods (Baragon, Mothra, and Ghidorah) being ressurected/awakened resurrected/awakened from their eternal slumber in order to save Japan from Godzilla.


* Near the end of the first season of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', Vax'ildan is disintegrated by Lady Briarwood. The goddess Vax serves, the Raven Queen, is the goddess of death, and she abhors the subversion of the progression of life to death. However, [[BigBad Vecna]] is a threat to all of existence, so she allows Vax to be brought back as a revenant long enough to help the rest of Vox Machina fight him.

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* Near the end of the first season of ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', Vax'ildan is disintegrated by Lady Briarwood. The goddess Vax serves, the Raven Queen, is the goddess of death, and she abhors the subversion of the progression of life to death. However, [[BigBad Vecna]] is a threat to all of existence, so she allows Vax to be brought back as a revenant long enough to help the rest of Vox Machina fight him.


* [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]'s origin is that he was resurrected after he and his family were murdered by {{Main/Thanos}} and tasked with killing the Mad Titan back. (Of course, Thanos oscillates between 5 and 7 on the SuperWeight scale regularly and is frequently [[CompleteImmortality completely immortal]]. Drax's main power is that he's a StoneWall who refuses to stop ''trying'' to kill Thanos. The idea was that he'd have to succeed eventually. Even InUniverse, this logic has been called into question.)

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* [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]'s origin is that he was resurrected after he and his family were murdered by {{Main/Thanos}} {{ComicBook/Thanos}} and tasked with killing the Mad Titan back. (Of course, Thanos oscillates between 5 and 7 on the SuperWeight scale regularly and is frequently [[CompleteImmortality completely immortal]]. Drax's main power is that he's a StoneWall who refuses to stop ''trying'' to kill Thanos. The idea was that he'd have to succeed eventually. Even InUniverse, this logic has been called into question.)


* Dean is brought back to life so that he can help avert the apocalypse in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' after he was sent to Hell. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be a lie by the angels who saved him. They want to ''start'' the apocalypse and use Dean as the earthly vessel for the ArchangelMichael in his battle against Lucifer.]]

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* Dean is brought back to life so that he can help avert the apocalypse in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' after he was sent to Hell. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be a lie by on the part of the angels who saved him. They want to ''start'' the apocalypse and use Dean as the earthly vessel for the ArchangelMichael in his battle against Lucifer.]]


* Dean is brought back to life so that he can help avert the apocalypse in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' after he was sent to Hell.

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* Dean is brought back to life so that he can help avert the apocalypse in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' after he was sent to Hell. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be a lie by the angels who saved him. They want to ''start'' the apocalypse and use Dean as the earthly vessel for the ArchangelMichael in his battle against Lucifer.]]

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* Melisandre believes that Jon Snow is "the prince that was promised" in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', so she is able to resurrect him after his assassination.


* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': In Season 5, two supposedly dead characters are brought back to life by [[TheDragon Sandoval]] in order to destroy LaResistance. First, he brings back William Boone, the protagonist of Season 1, who was thought to have been vaporized by Zo'or (as it turns out, he was merely kept in the buffer). Then Sandoval brings back Zo'or himself, before turning ''her'' into an Atavus (unlike their Taelon descendants, the Atavus have two sexes).

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* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': In Season 5, two supposedly dead characters are brought back to life by [[TheDragon Sandoval]] in order to destroy LaResistance. First, he brings back William Boone, the protagonist of Season 1, who was thought to have been vaporized by Zo'or (as it turns out, he was merely kept in the buffer). Then Sandoval brings back Zo'or himself, before turning ''her'' into an Atavus (unlike their Taelon descendants, the Atavus have two sexes). In the GrandFinale, it's the good guys who do this, with Ra'jel bringing back Liam Kincaid, the protagonist of seasons 2-4, whose [[NeverFoundTheBody body was never found]] after the end of Season 4.

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* ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'': In Season 5, two supposedly dead characters are brought back to life by [[TheDragon Sandoval]] in order to destroy LaResistance. First, he brings back William Boone, the protagonist of Season 1, who was thought to have been vaporized by Zo'or (as it turns out, he was merely kept in the buffer). Then Sandoval brings back Zo'or himself, before turning ''her'' into an Atavus (unlike their Taelon descendants, the Atavus have two sexes).


* In ''Film/{{JusticeLeague}}'', Franchise/{{Batman}} resurrects Franchise/{{Superman}} using the Mother Box to defeat Steppenwolf when the rest of the League is unable to.

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* In ''Film/{{JusticeLeague}}'', ''Film/JusticeLeague'', Franchise/{{Batman}} resurrects Franchise/{{Superman}} using the Mother Box to defeat Steppenwolf when the rest of the League is unable to.


*** Likewise, Godzilla himself is ressurected by the vengeful souls of the forgotten soldiers who died in WWII to punish the Japanese for forgetting them.

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*** Likewise, Godzilla himself is ressurected resurrected by the vengeful souls of the forgotten soldiers who died in WWII to punish the Japanese for forgetting them.them.
* In ''Film/{{JusticeLeague}}'', Franchise/{{Batman}} resurrects Franchise/{{Superman}} using the Mother Box to defeat Steppenwolf when the rest of the League is unable to.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'' begins with Gort defeating his ArchEnemy with help from a {{Deal|WithTheDevil}} with the [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Archdevil]] Mephistopheles, then promptly getting killed by a devil to call in his debt. Once he's in {{Hell}}, Mephistopheles appoints him his champion and resurrects him to [[spoiler:collect a trio of [[ArtifactOfDoom Artifacts of Doom]] on his behalf]].

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* [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]'s origin is that he was resurrected after he and his family were murdered by {{Main/Thanos}} and tasked with killing the Mad Titan back. (Of course, Thanos oscillates between 5 and 7 on the SuperWeight scale regularly and is frequently [[CompleteImmortality completely immortal]]. Drax's main power is that he's a StoneWall who refuses to stop ''trying'' to kill Thanos. The idea was that he'd have to succeed eventually. Even InUniverse, this logic has been called into question.)

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