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Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:16:08 Reply

Okay, so I've seen lists on websites about "How to kill a fictional character", but never any lists on how to bring them back once they've been killed or supposedly killed.

Can we start a list, please?


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:19:43 Reply

Sounds pretty boring to say the least little man. But I could coerce some ideas out of you.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:21:54 Reply

I mean little lady.

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:23:06 Reply

-It was all a dream
-They didn't actually die
-They "Got better"
-They were wearing mithril chain armor


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:24:19 Reply

At A few seconds ago, MushookieMan wrote: -It was all a dream
-They didn't actually die
-They "Got better"
-They were wearing mithril chain armor

That's not resurrection.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:25:21 Reply

At A few seconds ago, MushookieMan wrote: -It was all a dream
-They didn't actually die
-They "Got better"
-They were wearing mithril chain armor

-Alternate Universe
-Time Paradox
-It was a decoy
-Sent back from the afterlife to complete a mission.

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:25:31 Reply

Jesus jerked off on them and they were given the magical Seed of Life.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:25:40 Reply

You should look up TVTropes' "Back From The Dead" list, they have plenty of stuff there. Hmm, they don't have a specific list, but you can also go to the "Comic Book Death" page on Wikipedia (you see how relevant this trope is?) and it should take care of your problems. The most common ones I can think of have already been brought up, be it through resurrection or whatever. Of course, making it all a dream isn't technically resurrecting them as they were never dead to begin with.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:26:54 Reply

a whole lot of Phoenix Down!

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:27:27 Reply

Go collect magic balls and summon a huge dragons that will grant you a wish or two.

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:36:59 Reply

-Some mythical/ magical object that their life then becomes bound to.
-A sacrifice of equal/ similar value.
-Partially restoring them to life. Eg. necromancy, zombies, vampires, "downloading" their consciousness into another form.
-Using sci-fi medicine/ technology.
-Fate/ a deity intervening because some higher purpose is not yet fulfilled.
-Reincarnation with past life regression.

But whatever way you do it, make sure the risks/ drawbacks are very high, otherwise death is about as meaningful as getting a splinter. Unless that's what you're going for, of course.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:43:55 Reply

n00b!!!1 use teh resurektion spel!!!2?

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 14:56:39 Reply

In Supernatural Dean summoned a demon to revive Sam, then when Dean was killed the next year angels pulled him out of hell.

In Fringe when Walt's son, Peter, died Walt went into another dimension and stole that dimension's version of Peter.

You could also do some weird sci-fi Frankenstein thing.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 15:13:52 Reply

Here's a way: The Bad guy kills one character, and drives the others away.
He/she then Proceeds to take the character's corpse and bring it back to the evil base, where he puts a helmet on the corpse, giving life and making it his/her slave, sends to attack good guys and gets head smashed, breaking helmet and releasing slavey-ness, life is a side effect.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 15:17:11 Reply

Inject them with the T-Virus.
Like a bawws!

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 15:21:04 Reply

At 1 hour ago, Katy133 wrote: Okay, so I've seen lists on websites about "How to kill a fictional character", but never any lists on how to bring them back once they've been killed or supposedly killed.

Can we start a list, please?

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 15:54:18 Reply

Arthur Conan Doyle did it by saying Sherlock Holmes had to fake his death to kill Moriarty.

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 16:02:22 Reply

To put it simply: Don't kill off a character simply to bring them back unless you have a really, really good reason for doing so.

If you need to bring a character back then do something that is actually logical within the context of your universe. Be creative with it and try to avoid using plot devices that have been done to death. It shouldn't seem forced, rather it should flow naturally and seamlessly with the story.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 16:10:35 Reply

Press '~'
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Press 'Enter'
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Profit!

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 17:27:58 Reply

At 3 hours ago, Katy133 wrote: Okay, so I've seen lists on websites about "How to kill a fictional character", but never any lists on how to bring them back once they've been killed or supposedly killed.

Can we start a list, please?

Clone them.

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 17:50:55 Reply

At 1 hour ago, SnoopyChicken wrote: Arthur Conan Doyle did it by saying Sherlock Holmes had to fake his death to kill Moriarty.

This - If a story is narrated by a "Watson", it could be a case of establishing that the narrator was mislead into believing the main character was killed.

Alternatively a Hound of the Baskevilles type story could be pulled off by claiming the events take place before the character was killed off.

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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 17:58:00 Reply

He was only mostly-dead.


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Response to Ways to Resurrect a Character 2012-02-17 18:00:59 Reply

You could probably find a LOT of ways to resurrect a character in Dragon Ball Z, considering there was only one character in the entire series who never died, yet they kept finding ways to resurrect main characters.

It was Hercule, by the way.

Miracles happen.

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