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* ''ComicBook/TheWarlord'': Chakal was resurrected by the sorcerer Deimos for his hatred of Morgan, and became one of Deimos' servants.

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* In ''VideoGame/MegaManX3'', Dr. Doppler resurrects Vile to bring X to him, alive if possible. Vile makes a point of [[ResurrectionRevenge bringing him back dead no matter what]].
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX6'':
** Though it's somewhat hard to decipher from the game's [[{{Macekre}} hack-job translation]], all of the eight Nightmare Investigators were "[[NeverSayDie retired]]" for various reasons and resurrected by their creator [[BigBad Gate]] as part of his scheme to trick reploids into following said investigators into Nightmare Virus hot zones to be infected and become his slaves.
** Metal Shark Player's had this as his special ability, being able to resurrect dead reploids under his control to perform jobs or fight battles for him. Since this is illegal, he was "retired" as punishment for doing it. During the battle he's able to temporarily resurrect [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sting Chameleon]], [[VideoGame/MegaManX2 Magna Centipede]], and [[VideoGame/MegaManX3 Blast Hornet]] from the trash in the room to assist him in the battle.
* ''VideoGame/ClockTower3'' has the Subordinates, the spirits of people who were executed and resurrected to hunt and kill Rooders. The more notorious of killers they were in life determines their strength as a Subordinate, measured by how many years they would have been sentenced to prison had they not simply been put to death.


* In the Polish novel ''Siewca Wiatru'' (''Wind Sower'', from "who sows the wind, will reap the whirlwind"), a part of the AngelicHostsSeries by Maja Lidia Kossakowska, the angel Abaddon is resurrected by God immediately after being executed at the beginning of the story. It leaves him sort of dead, a perfect vessel for the destructive forces he needs to channel as part of his job.

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* In the Polish novel ''Siewca Wiatru'' (''Wind Sower'', from "who sows the wind, will reap the whirlwind"), a part of the AngelicHostsSeries Literature/ZastepyAnielskie series by Maja Lidia Kossakowska, the angel Abaddon is resurrected by God immediately after being executed at the beginning of the story. It leaves him sort of dead, a perfect vessel for the destructive forces he needs to channel as part of his job.


* In the Polish novel ''Siewca Wiatru'' (''Wind Sower'', from "who sows the wind, will reap the whirlwind"), a part of the AngelicHostsSeries by Maja Lidia Kossakowska, the angel Abaddon is resurrected by God immediately after being executed at the beginning of the story. It leaves him sort of dead, a perfect vessel for the destructive forces he needs to channel as part of his job.

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* In the Polish novel ''Siewca Wiatru'' (''Wind Sower'', from "who sows the wind, will reap the whirlwind"), a part of the AngelicHostsSeries Literature/ZastepyAnielskie series by Maja Lidia Kossakowska, the angel Abaddon is resurrected by God immediately after being executed at the beginning of the story. It leaves him sort of dead, a perfect vessel for the destructive forces he needs to channel as part of his job.


* Angel Abaddon is resurrected by the God immediately after being executed at the beginning of Polish novel ''Siewca Wiatru'' (''Wind Sower'', from "who sows the wind, will reap the whirlwind") by Maja Lidia Kossakowska.

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* Angel Abaddon is resurrected by In the God immediately after being executed at the beginning of Polish novel ''Siewca Wiatru'' (''Wind Sower'', from "who sows the wind, will reap the whirlwind") whirlwind"), a part of the AngelicHostsSeries by Maja Lidia Kossakowska.Kossakowska, the angel Abaddon is resurrected by God immediately after being executed at the beginning of the story. It leaves him sort of dead, a perfect vessel for the destructive forces he needs to channel as part of his job.

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* Literature/TakeshiKovacs is pulled out of dead storage eighty years after getting killed in a police raid that left his [[HeartDrive cortical stack]] intact and resleeved to solve a gerontocrat's murder in ''Altered Carbon''. In ''Broken Angels'' his team recruits some new members by buying a bunch of stacks on the black market and loading them into a virtual reality for interviews.

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* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': [[AllThereInTheManual According to supplementary material]], ThePowersThatBe resurrected previously fallen Rangers [[note]][[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Black Condor]], [[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger [=DragonRanger=]]], [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Time Fire]], [[Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger Shurikenger]][[/note]], even those that were previously already temporarily resurrected and normally could not be brought back again[[note]][[Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger [=AbareKiller=]]], [[Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger Rio and Mele]] [[/note]]. This doesn't count for fallen Rangers whose powers were passed on.[[note]]Though it doesn't count for the many Extra Heroes that died in battle, as well as the one-off [[Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger Gosei Green]], who somehow wasn't resurrected despite never passing on his powers[[/note]] Strangely, unlike their living comrades, their deceased status allows them to retain their otherwise-sacrificed powers, meaning, should they be allowed to venture into the world of the living, as is the case for Black Condor during Jetman's tribute episode, they can use their powers even though the Gokaigers may have their Ranger Key, the crystalization of each Ranger's power.

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* Bizarrely implied for a throwaway gag in ''Series/ThirtyRock''. When Jack is angry at Tracey for naming a movie villain after him, this is his response.
-->'''Jack:''' After all I've done for you, I brought you back from the dead. *{{beat}}* [[BaitAndSwitch And revived your career!]]

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** This comes into play twofold for the Namek saga. Piccolo's death in the Saiyan saga meant the Earth Dragonballs died with him and they needed the Namekian set instead. Once they manage to get the balls together to make wishes, Piccolo insists he come back first in order to restore the Earth Dragonballs. This ends up being a crucial decision as the Grand Elder of Namek passes away from stress, [[CriticalExistenceFailure which immediately dissolves the immortal dragon Porunga before he's granted all his wishes.]] With Piccolo alive again, King Kai is able to [[BatmanGambit pull together a plan]] to revive the Namekians including the Grand Elder using Earth's immortal dragon Shenron, thus reviving Porunga exactly as he was and then use his final wish to evacuate everyone off of the dying planet.

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* Unkindled Ash in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' are the resurrected ashes of those who tried to link the fire previously, but failed. Since all the Lords of Cinder that were ''meant'' to link the fire abandoned their duty, the Unkindled Ash were resurrected to ''force'' them. Each of the unkindled we meet in game have some connection to one of the four missing lords of cinder: Hawkwood was a deserter from the Abyss Watchers, Siegward was a good friend of Yhorm, and Anri of Astora was one of the only two children who escaped the clutches of Saint Aldrich. What connection, if any, the PlayerCharacter has to prince Lothric is unclear.


* The plot of ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' is set after ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', and it begins with [[VillainProtagonist the Horned King]] being resurrected for a period of 18 months by [[CosmicEntities the Fates]] and half-forced on a seemingly [[ImpossibleTask impossible]] {{redemption quest}}: earning a human's love. Nothing else is revealed about the reasons for this other than the Fates are [[GodsHandsAreTied obliged to it]] for unclear reasons. The Horned King is promised a full freedom from [[SoulJar the Black Cauldron]] for successful completion of the quest and [[AndIMustScream permanent imprisonment]] into it for failure.

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* The plot of ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'' is set after ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBlackCauldron'', and it begins with [[VillainProtagonist the Horned King]] being resurrected for a period of 18 months by [[CosmicEntities the Fates]] and half-forced on a seemingly [[ImpossibleTask impossible]] {{redemption quest}}: earning a human's love. Nothing else is revealed about the reasons for this other than the Fates are [[GodsHandsAreTied obliged to it]] for unclear reasons. The Horned King is promised a full freedom from [[SoulJar the Black Cauldron]] for successful completion of the quest and [[AndIMustScream permanent imprisonment]] into it for failure.

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* Gandalf dies in the first book of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' when he defeats the Balrog. Both he and it are corporeally bound Maiar, who are equivalent of lesser angels, so he's not exactly ''mortal'', but his body is killed in the process. The beings above him toss him back onto Middle-earth in a slightly upgraded form to finish the task of defeating Sauron.


* [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]'s origin is that he was resurrected after he and his family were murdered by {{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.)

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* [[Characters/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]'s ComicBook/DraxTheDestroyer's origin is that he was resurrected after he and his family were murdered by {{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.)

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* ComicBook/MoonKnight actually has this as his only consistent super–power. [[MindScrew Maybe.]]


* Happens to [[http://magiccards.info/rav/en/190.html Agrus Kos]] in the ''MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Dissension'' after his death in ''Guildpact''.

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* Happens to [[http://magiccards.info/rav/en/190.html Agrus Kos]] in the ''MagicTheGathering'' ''Literature/MagicTheGathering'' novel ''Dissension'' after his death in ''Guildpact''.

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