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Can sometimes count as a type of NegativeContinuity. Could be due to AsLongAsThereIsEvil. TheyKilledKennyAgain is when this happens so much that it becomes expected. See also JokerImmunity, NotQuiteDead, NoOneShouldSurviveThat, OnlyMostlyDead and WhyWontYouDie.

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Can sometimes count as a type of NegativeContinuity. Could be due to AsLongAsThereIsEvil. TheyKilledKennyAgain is when this happens so much that it becomes expected. See also JokerImmunity, NotQuiteDead, NoOneShouldSurviveThat, OnlyMostlyDead and WhyWontYouDie.
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* Dr. Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series always seems to return to menace the eponymous character with his army of robot masters, even after [[spoiler:getting a rock dropped on him]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'', not to mention, taking a series of direct buster shots to the face during his boss fights, since not all the machines covers his face. The next game in the series attempts to subvert this by introducing a new villain, but guess who's TheManBehindTheMan?

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* Dr. Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series always seems to return to menace the eponymous character with his army of robot masters, even after [[spoiler:getting a rock dropped on him]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'', not ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''. The next game in the series attempts to subvert this by introducing a new villain, but guess who's TheManBehindTheMan?
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to mention, taking a series of direct buster shots to the face during his boss fights, since not all the machines covers his face. The next game in the series attempts to subvert this by introducing a new villain, but guess who's TheManBehindTheMan?face.


* Dr. Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series always seems to return to menace the eponymous character with his army of robot masters, even after [[spoiler:getting a rock dropped on him]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''. The next game in the series attempts to subvert this by introducing a new villain, but guess who's TheManBehindTheMan?

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* Dr. Wily from the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series always seems to return to menace the eponymous character with his army of robot masters, even after [[spoiler:getting a rock dropped on him]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MegaMan3''.''VideoGame/MegaMan3'', not to mention, taking a series of direct buster shots to the face during his boss fights, since not all the machines covers his face. The next game in the series attempts to subvert this by introducing a new villain, but guess who's TheManBehindTheMan?


** Later canon goes on to state that the battles are all intentionally nonlethal and the player characters never actually kill anyone or are in danger of dying themselves. This makes a fair bit of the dialogue in the earlier games become very strange.

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** Later canon goes on to state that the battles are all intentionally nonlethal and the player characters never actually kill anyone or are in danger of dying themselves. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness This makes a fair bit of the dialogue in the earlier games become very strange.]]

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***Turns out, he also didn't die. And neither did all the demons you killed before Legion. In the Warcraft universe, demons transcend all realities and timelines and can only be killed in the Twisting Nether or places so saturated by Fel energy that there is no real difference between the two.


* {{Dracula}}, in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} books]], [[Film/BramStokersDracula movies]], comics, and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''.

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* {{Dracula}}, in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} books]], [[Film/BramStokersDracula movies]], comics, [[ComicBook/TheTombofDracula comics]], and ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''.


* ''Film/{{Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides}}'' makes no attempt to explain how blackbeard survived his hystorical death.

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* ''Film/{{Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides}}'' makes no attempt to explain how blackbeard Blackbeard survived his hystorical historical death.


* ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'': In one of the bonus levels, Bond has to dispatch Baron Samedi in an Egyptian temple after receiving an invitation. First, killing him requires retrieving the Golden Gun from another room, a OneHitKill weapon that kills any normal enemy instantly. But every time Bond shoots him, he lets out an EvilLaugh and reappears somewhere else in the level. After killing him three times and 'completing' the mission, Samedi *again* shows up.[[note]]Hilariously enough though, a glitch in the programming makes it theoretically possible to kill him again even in this segment.[[/note]]

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'': In one of the bonus levels, Bond has to dispatch Baron Samedi in an Egyptian temple after receiving an invitation. First, killing him requires retrieving the Golden Gun from another room, a OneHitKill weapon that kills any normal enemy instantly. But every time Bond shoots him, he lets out an EvilLaugh and reappears somewhere else in the level. After killing him three times and 'completing' the mission, Samedi *again* shows up.[[note]]Hilariously enough though, a [[note]]A glitch in the programming makes it theoretically possible to kill him again even in this segment.[[/note]]


* In RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Gaea grants her minions this.

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* In RickRiordan's Creator/RickRiordan's ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Gaea grants her minions this.

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** BigBad Makuta Teridax also. First caught in a barrage of elemental forces, he reappears two story arcs later at near full strength, only for his body to be crushed under a gate. His essence shows up as {{Phlebotinum}} in a later arc but the vat containing it gets destroyed. Afterwards, he possesses a robot which gets trashed by an army of deep sea creatures. Makuta then goes missing until BigGood Mata Nui is reawakened, seemingly dooming evildoers like him, except it turns out Makuta [[GrandTheftMe put his mind into Mata Nui's body]], becoming a PhysicalGod. What finally took him down was his island-sized head getting smashed into a planet chunk. However, his benevolent counterpart who came from an AlternateUniverse is still alive.


* Aaron in [[ChaosWalking The Knife Of Never Letting Go]] - he gets [[spoiler: attacked by a crocodile, half his face ripped off, left unconscious and face-down in a river and his nose ripped off by a dog while travelling for days on end seemingly without rest before being beaten to a bloody pulp in a brawl that includes him getting smacked repeatedly in the head with rather large rocks before finally being stabbed in the neck. Even then he still manages to stagger to his full height and try to say something before he finally tumbles into a waterfall.]] Wtf?!

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* Aaron in [[ChaosWalking [[Literature/ChaosWalking The Knife Of Never Letting Go]] - he gets [[spoiler: attacked by a crocodile, half his face ripped off, left unconscious and face-down in a river and his nose ripped off by a dog while travelling for days on end seemingly without rest before being beaten to a bloody pulp in a brawl that includes him getting smacked repeatedly in the head with rather large rocks before finally being stabbed in the neck. Even then he still manages to stagger to his full height and try to say something before he finally tumbles into a waterfall.]] Wtf?!


Particularly jarring when there's other, "[[SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness less dead]]" characters around who stay dead, while the dude who was visibly disintegrated on-screen is back in action. Even with a perfect "[[FourIsDeath 4]]", the "deadest" you can get on the SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness, the guy just ''won't stay dead!'' [[TheSeventies Disco]], it seems, [[DeaderThanDisco is back]].

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Particularly jarring when there's other, "[[SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness less dead]]" characters around who stay dead, while the dude who was visibly disintegrated on-screen is back in action. Even with a perfect "[[FourIsDeath 4]]", the "deadest" you can get on the SortingAlgorithmOfDeadness, the guy just ''won't stay dead!'' [[TheSeventies Disco]], it seems, [[DeaderThanDisco is back]].
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* [[spoiler:Loki, following a drawn-out DisneyDeath,]] at the end of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. Before that, [[spoiler:he survived a [[DrivenToSuicide suicide attenpt]] by [[DisneyVillainDeath letting himself fall into a black hole]]]] in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', something that judging by the other characters' reactions clearly was considered impossible to survive.

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* [[spoiler:Loki, following a drawn-out DisneyDeath,]] at the end of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''. Before that, [[spoiler:he survived a [[DrivenToSuicide suicide attenpt]] attempt]] by [[DisneyVillainDeath letting himself fall into a black hole]]]] in ''Film/{{Thor}}'', something that judging by the other characters' reactions clearly was considered impossible to survive.


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[[RecordNeedleScratch Wait, '''''what?!''''']]
'''''[[RecordNeedleScratch what?!]]'''''

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