These page mentions heroes who almost get killed, but then survive their initial attacks. This follows Fake Deaths, survival from fatal attacks, and is sometimes allied with The Power of Love.

The death of hero/heroine may resulting the good side's darkest hour, as sometimes, this led to some of hero/heroine's ally choose to give up. While there's still hope for protagonistic force/team when they choose to remained strong, depend on the fiction, they realized that the killed hero/heroine turned out not truly dead or still have hope to resusciated, either because the hero/heroine may either a robot whom simply need extensive maintenance to be revived or simply rendered comatose as their soul may yet to depart from land of the living. Some hero/heroine may able to revive him/herself through sheer force of will driven by his/her bond with others, but the others whom still have hpe of resusciation would need outside aid by their family, friends, and allies.

Of course, the villain whom killed them may not take this well, as the killed hero/heroine would brought disadvantages for their side or turned out to be the Chosen One, but whatever the case, they would do whatever it takes to prevent their revival. It's more than often that the hero/heroine would immediately defeated the said villain upon their revival, either the deed is done personally or through their most trusted ally/love interest. While the revival may led the hero/heroine had a second chance, they may also given the opportunity to passed their duty to others.

Examples Edit

  • Celebi revived by other members of its kind from the past and future.
  • Tinker Bell revived by Jane's newfound belief in fairies.
  • After dying in a car crash, Jack Frost is resurrected in a snowman to make final amends with his son Charlie and wife Gabby before he disappears into the afterlife.
  • The Undertaker is always reborn because of his gimmick's revival.
  • Kenny McCormick is always reborn because of cult’s curse.
  • Wallace is revived by his pet dog Gromit with a stinky cheese.
  • Sam Witwicky reactivates Optimus Prime using the Matrix of Leadership in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The same relic was later used in Dark of the Moon to reawaken Sentinel Prime.
  • After being brutally gunned down by Clarence Boddicker and his gang, Alex Muprhy is revived as a cyborg known as Robocop.

Quotes Edit

Father, whatcha crying for? (Geppetto hears him, but his mind doesn't get the message: Because... you're dead, Pinocchio.) No! No, I'm not. (Geppetto: Yes. Yes, you are. Now, lie down...) But father, I'm alive. See? [Looks at himself] And... and I'm... I'm real. I'm a real boy! [THAT makes Geppetto look up] (Geppetto: You're alive! And... and you are a real boy!)
~ Pinocchio's revival scene

(Miracle Max: He probably owes you money huh? I'll ask him.) He's dead. He can't talk. (Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.) What's that? (Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.)
~ Inigo convincing Miracle Max to revive Westley.

Gurgi: Munchings and crunchings in here somewhere. Taran: [drops Gurgi] Gurgi! You're alive! Eilonwy: He's alive! Fflewddur Fflam: Oh, Great Beelin'! He is alive! [Fflewddur and Eilonwy laugh] Eilonwy: Oh, Fflewddur, Fflewdurr, he's alive! Gurgi: I'm alive! [laughs] Gurgi's alive! Look, look, look, touch me! [laughs as he hugs Taran] Eilonwy: [laughs] Oh, Gurgi, you clever, little thing!
~ Gurgi's revival scene

But you said no one would get hurt! You gave your word! (Captain Hook: Captain Hook is a man of his word. I promised I wouldn't harm a single hair on Peter Pan's head and...(plucks a hair from Peter's head) THIS is the one hair I won't harm! Here, you keep it. The rest of him is MINE!!! [laughs!]) I didn't do it, Peter, I never agreed to this! (Peter Pan, furiously: You're a traitor, Jane, you lied to me! And because you don't believe in fairies, Tink's light is going out!) (Jane gasps) Tinkerbell? (Jane watches as Hook and his crew carry Peter and the Lost Boys away) No, Peter! I-I'll save you Peter! I'll save you! (Captain Hook: My dear, NO ONE CAN SAVE HIM NOW!! [laughs maniacally]) (Jane is left all alone) Tinkerbell! (Runs off; fade to Hangman's Tree where Tinkerbell is getting weaker than ever and turning very pale; Jane sprints inside) Tinkerbell! Tink! Tink! (finds her lying in her bed, completely dim and seemingly dead) (gasp!) So, it's true! (Tears leak out of Jane's eyes as she scoops up the lifeless Tinkerbell) Oh, no! This is all my fault! I'm so sorry. (Sobs and buries her head in her arms. As Jane mourns, pixie light shines through her fingers; Tinkerbell opens her eyes! She's alive! Tinkerbell turns to the sobbing Jane, smiles warmly and gently pulls one of her hairs to get her attention) Tinkerbell? (Tink shines in full health and embraces Jane!) Oh, this is wonderful! Wait until Peter--Oh, my gosh! Peter!
~ Jane sobbing over Tinker Bell whose lights have gone out from her disbelief in fairies. However as she sobs, her newfound relief revives Tink!

(Ben Jarhvi, Fred Ritter and Sandy Banatoni rushes out of the police car) Ben: Number Johnny 5! Are you okay? (The police officer arrests Oscar Baldwin and leads him away) Get out of the way! Number Johnny 5! Johnny 5 (weakly): Benjamin! Ben: Number Johnny 5. (looks at his system controls) What's wrong? Where's your auxiliary power? Fred: What?! Ben: His Auxiliary power! Fred: Backup battery? Ben: Yes! Fred: It's dead. Used it up already. God, I knew, he wasn't up to this. Ben (looks at system controls with only 54 seconds left): Number Johnny 5. (Ambulances arrive and a medic emerges out with a defibrillator) You! (takes out his coat) Medical person, pay attention to your job. Come here quickly! (grabs the defibrillator) Give me the defibrillator! Sandy: Ben, what are you doing? Ben: Give it to me! (With only 4 seconds left, Johnny 5 succumbs to his damaged he sustained and Ben and the medic looks at him) Johnny 5: Good bye, Benjamin. (deactivates) Ben: No! Medic: Hey,listen you nutcase, please give me that! Ben: Do not touching me sir! Turn the power on to it's topmost capacity. Medic: Get back, get back, get back! (Fred holds Sandy back and Ben press the defibralltor on the system control) Ben: Number Johnny 5, come on Johnny 5! (tries again) Come on lad! Come on, Number Johnny 5, come on! (tries again) PLEASE, COME ON! ARRGH! (tries again, then electrical shocks around Johnny 5 and Fred looks away in mournful and Ben starts to weep) (Johnny 5 slowly stirs and slowly opens his eyes) Ben (softly): Please say something. (Fred looks at a revived Johnny 5) Johnny 5 (softly): Benjamin! My friend! Ben: Oh my god! Number Johnny 5! Are you completely operational? 100 percent imtact? Johnny 5: Perfectly K.O.. Ben (to the medic): Keep that power on or I'll beat the living headlights out of you. Johnny 5: Ohh, but I got such a headache! Ben: Number Johnny 5, you had me so worried. Oh, pardon me. (Fred smiles and gives Johnny 5 a kiss and Ben looks at Sandy and smiles and she smiles back.)
~ Ben Jahrvi successfully revives a deactivated Number Johnny 5 with a defibrillator after he was critically damaged by Oscar Baldwin and his men Saunders and Jones.

(Bagheera: Mowgli, try to understand.) (Mowgli: Bagheera, what's the matter with him?) (Bagheera: You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.) (Mowgli: You... you don't mean... Oh, no. Baloo.) (Bagheera: Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli. Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend. Whenever great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others: our friend, Baloo the bear.) (At this point, Baloo starts waking up, unbeknownst to Bagheera and Mowgli.) He's crackin' me up. (Bagheera: The memory of Baloo's sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts.) Beautiful. (Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature's noblest creatures.) I wish my mother could've heard this. (Bagheera: It's best we leave now. Come along, Man Cub.) (Baloo gets up.) Hey, don't stop now, Baggy. You're doin' great! There's more. Lots more! (Bagheera: WHY, YOU BIG FRAUD! YOU FOUR-FLUSHER! I'M FED UP!) (Mowgli embraces Baloo) (Mowgli: Baloo, you're all right!) Who, me? Sure I am. Never felt better. (Mowgli and the vultures laugh) (Mowgli: You sure had us worried!) I was just takin' five. You know, playin' it cool. But he was too easy. (Mowgli: Good old Papa Bear!) (The vultures watch the three friends leave.) (Dizzie: It's gonna be a bit dull without the little bloke, isn't it?) (Buzzie: Yeah, so what we gonna do?) (Flaps: I don't know. Now, don't start that again!)
~ Mowgli and Bagheera beliving Baloo to be dead. He actually wakes up during the eulogy Bagheera is giving and enjoys it so much that when Bagheera is done, he gets up and happily asks him to keep going, much to Bagheera's fury and Mowgli's joy.

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