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Shadowcat: You have to know that if you're a clone or robot or, yeah, a ghost or an alternate universe thingie, I can deal, ...but if you are some shapeshifter or illusionist who's just watching me twist I will kill you and I will kill you with an axe so right away just prove it, say something, show me something, I can't ...
Colossus: Katya ...
Shadowcat: You died! Piotr Rasputin died and I know this because I carried his ashes to Russia and scattered them myself!
Colossus: You did? ... Thank you.

"So, how have you been since the last time we hung out? I've been great! I went to this really, uh... kinda, nothing-place, then hallucinated a whole bunch, and erm, now I get up to find everything falling apart. Did you miss me?"
Lovelace, Wolf 359

"Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!"
Elijah, 1 Kings 17:21

"Lazarus, come out!"

"See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.”

"With my treatment, Stitches has bested death itself. And what horrors he brings with him I do not intend to discover."

"Birth and death are both reversible."
Nicol Bolas, Magic: The Gathering

"Heroes always come back from the dead. They always do!"
Nick Arson, Tales of Galismera

Thanatos: Are you ready for the paradise that awaits you for all eternity?
Maloye: Sure!

"Back from the dead, assholes!"

"X-Men come back more than Jesus."
Monica Rambeau, Nextwave

Nobody gets too much heaven no more
It's harder to come back
I'm waiting in line...
The Bee Gees, "Too Much Heaven"

"Well, the Collectors killed you once and all it did was piss you off."
Garrus Vakarian (to Commander Shepard), Mass Effect 2

"To life! To life, I'll bring them
I'll bring all these dead men to life!"

"I was merely dormant while my body repaired itself."
Centauri, The Last Starfighter

"How many times have you thought he was gone, and he shows up... in one form or another? I'm sorry, but we're not having a memorial service for someone who is not dead. You hear that? I'm not buying it! He's just waiting for us to say a bunch of nice things about him. Next thing you know, he'll be waltzing in through that door. Like...right now."
Col. O'Neill talking about yet another of Daniel Jackson's "deaths", Stargate SG-1

Scourge: How? I killed you!
Firestar: You did. But I am a leader with nine lives who fights alongside StarClan. Can you say as much?

Skitter: You said she was dead. You said you verified.
Defiant (over the radio): I saw the body myself, we checked her DNA, her … readings, we matched against the mountings for her prosthetic eye … carbon dated it to verify.
Skitter:Ask Defiant who the hell that’s supposed to be, if it’s not Alexandria.
Skitter and Defiant are blindsided by this trope, Worm, Crushed 24.1

(Empress has Joseph on the ropes, but an unknown man shows up.)
???: Looking lame, JoJo. You're getting old.
Joseph: N..No..way!'re...
???: Looks like you're doing well!
Joseph: Caesar! Double Shock! To meet you as if you were a ghost on the mortal plane. Wait, just a single shock.

Soldier: 76: ...Aren't you supposed to be dead?
Reaper: Didn't take.

"Did you miss me?"
Jim Moriarty, Sherlock

Bart Simpson: Ralph, I thought you were dead.
Ralph Wiggum: Nope.

White Wizard: You are tracking the footsteps of two young hobbits.
Aragorn: Where are they?
White Wizard: They passed this way the day before yesterday. They met someone they did not expect. Does that comfort you?
Aragorn: Who are you? Show yourself!
(The White Wizard does, as the Holy Backlight obscuring his face dissipates. It's Gandalf.)
Aragorn: It cannot be.
Legolas: Forgive me. I mistook you for Saruman.
Gandalf: I am Saruman. Or rather, Saruman as he should have been.
Aragorn: You fell.
Gandalf: Through fire and water. From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak, I fought the Balrog of Morgoth. Until at last, I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin on the mountainside. Darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time. Stars wheeled overhead, and every day was as long as the life-age of the Earth. But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I've been sent back until my task is done.
Aragorn: Gandalf.
Gandalf: Yes... that was what they called me. Gandalf the Grey... that was my name.
Gimli: Gandalf...
Gandalf: I am Gandalf the White, and I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.

"Something is wrong with me. I should be dead....but I'm not."

"Lars! You saved us! You stopped the Robonoids, but- but one of them exploded, and- and you weren't moving and I started crying and- (gasp) I brought you back to life! It- it was an accident! I mean, I probably would have done that on purpose if I had known I could do that, but I didn't really ask you permission, so, I'm sorry!"
Steven, Steven Universe

Servalan: We have heard rumors, nothing confirmed, of course, concerning the rebel Shivan.
Le Grand: Shivan's still alive?
Servalan: Severely incapacitated. A mere shell, in fact. But as we both have learned, while there's life, there's threat.
Blake's 7, "Voice From The Past"

"Allow this heart to beat again.... quench their thirst... lead the wandering soul back... reverse death... and awaken them!"
Shrine Priestess, Dragon's Crown, when the player revives another character after recovering their bones in a dungeon

Drazi Ambassador: Captain Sheridan! We thought you were dead.
Sheridan: I was. I'm better now.

Anyone can make the decision to take a life, real power lies in deciding to give it back.
Flavour Text of the Raise Dead magic, Dawn of the Dragons


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