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Edited by wolverine1610

Yeah usually something else died in their place (robot, clone etc) or they weren't dead just seriously injured and recovering off screen

Posted by Wolverine08

Jean Grey's incessant and gratuitous resurrections are cliched as hell.

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Posted by Nightwing_Beyond

Dragon Balls.

Posted by evilvegeta74

Is this topic a hint at something? Yeah I want Damian back alive!

Posted by Outside_85

Bob Harras; resurrecting careers from the 90'ties.

Posted by longbowhunter

Man, Sam Humpries is always so excited. If I could I'd bottle and sell that as an energy drink.

Posted by iceslick

How about someone dying in EVERY SINGLE BIG EVENT???? I can't believe comic book writers are not aware of the biggest cliche of all time and they do it all the time!! lol

Posted by tupiaz

Yeah usually something else died in their place (robot, clone etc) or they weren't dead just seriously injured and recovering off screen

Edited by RustyRoy

Stephanie Brown

Posted by DonFelipe

Scott Lobdell has the best reaction and answer IMO.

The Lazarus Pit doesn't really seem to be cliché at all. It's not like Batman has resurrected Damian already.... in issue #9 of Batman Inc. Then, it would have been cliché-ish!

Posted by Crimsonlord53

As much as I hate to admit it the phoenix is up there. Not only jean but the 2 dead cuckoo as well.

Posted by westy206

when everyone dies and comes back by resetting the universe or time travelling to bring them back and such.

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Death has become so overused in comics.

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Posted by Mrgreenlantern

anyone else wish what alfred did in the simulator turned out to be real?

Posted by RustyRoy

Scott Lobdell has the best reaction and answer IMO.

The Lazarus Pit doesn't really seem to be cliché at all. It's not like Batman has resurrected Damian already.... in issue #9 of Batman Inc. Then, it would have been cliché-ish!

The Lazarus Pit is not cliché at all, after all its sole purpose is to resurrect and heal.

Edited by MatteoPG

Seems like a lot of people don't grasp the concept of clichè. By the way, I think I agree with the majority: when you find out that the character didn't die, but it was something that looked exactly like them. Just think of LMDs.

Also, time travel is too often used as an easy fix, not only for deaths. If you think about it, Cap's and Bat's resurrections were pretty nonsensical.

Edited by dngn4774

@matteopg said:

Seems like a lot of people don't grasp the concept of clichè. By the way, I think I agree with the majority: when you find out that the character didn't die, but it was something that looked exactly like them. Just think of LMDs.

Also, time travel is too often used as an easy fix, not only for deaths. If you think about it, Cap's and Bat's resurrections were pretty nonsensical.

cliche- something overdone so much that it becomes typical and loses any original meaning. Like the word awesome, it literally use to mean something so great that it put you into a state of awe, no it just means anything remotely decent. The same can be same for comic book deaths. They were once used to exemplify the level of drama a particular story had over the characters it involved, but are not so commonplace that they have just become annoying. The purpose of this thread was to unconver the most cliche way writers keep bringing back characters that they teased were death, perhaps through dummies, time travel, magic, or revival serums (which ruined Suicide Squad for a while). I think we all grasp the concept, and if some of us don't, well there you go.

Posted by Mbecks14

"They were never dead in the first place" is the worst

Posted by Med

@iceslick: I guess every writer wants to leave their mark on the universe.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Thor in Fear Itself

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Posted by ThomasElliot

Killing a character altogether is cliche now.

Oh gawd Professor X is dead!

Sure he is. Sure.

Also... Human Torch dies, that's mainstream news.

Charlie X dies... crickets.

Peter Parker dies, mainstream news.

Thor dies... nothing.

Any time mainstream news picks up on a character's death, its 99.9% of the time the publishers distributed some PR around making a big deal about it because they need to sell some books.

Edited by thenexusrebound

The fake out: "Oh that was a clone and I was in suspended animation!" Also I don't get everyone and the Phoenix Jean has been dead since 2004 or 2005. There have been people who have died and comeback dozens of times since.

Posted by Mucklefluga

I don't think i ever get to the end of one of these videos without Art or Franco making me laugh.

Posted by victorcheenoanleu

He was Bucky!

Posted by xAnimosity

Damn you Art and Franco! haha

Posted by Dabee
King of resurrections

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Clones, switcheroos, zombies and all that are cliche ideas. To be quite honest resurrections themselves are cliche to a fault now.

Edited by Rabbitearsblog

Any time they say "oh, that's not really the real body of 'so and so.' That just makes me so angry because they are basically saying that that death was so cheap in the first place.

Posted by LordRequiem

Who are those two morons at the end?

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Resurrections can be an insult to fans. I remember when the death of Superman was a top news story. I actually took more of an avid interest in comics and other graphic novels. Then the revelations that he was not really dead turned it a tad sour. Now it turns out in some incarnations he cannot die. That has a double whammy of a kick in the plums to those that bought the comics with the good faith of potentially one of the best and bravest stories to grace a comic, thus robbing Superman of that 'perfect' heroes ending and basically breaking a character and making any future battles pointless. And the list of characters is increasing i.e. wolverine et al. The easiest way to make a character genuinely immortal whether it is film or comic is to actually kill them so they transcend into the 'Ali vs Tyson' realm of discussions and arguments. But maybe this is all a dream and I will wake up to find out I am actually dead!?!?

Posted by TheJedinator13

haha "He was Bucky"

Edited by iaconpoint

Thor died and was resurrected in issue 11 within 2 pages and many of his previous deaths and resurrections were referenced in a very nonchalaunt way. Now THAT'S the way to kill/resurrect a character. Bravo Jason Aaron!

Posted by PeppeyHare

"He was Bucky" was probably my favorite

Edited by flazam

comic book resurrection itself are cliche

Edited by rugrat

anyone see iron man 3

pepper died for about 5 minutes then it was revealed she was given extremes and lived (i saw it coming by the way i mean what villain just gives the girlfriend of his enemy a serum that might potentially give him powers)

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

Don't know if it's the most cliché way but time travel.

Posted by Grey56

@wolverine08: You do realize, sir - that Jean has only been brought back once, yes? And no I'm not counting the 'All *New* X-Men' version.

Edited by frogjitsu

Anybody else think Sam Humphies sounds an awful lot like David Spade?

Anyways, for the question, I think the most cliched way is the whole, "was never really dead in the first place", whether it be because someone/something else died in they're place, or whether a body was never found, it doesn't matter. And the longer the time span between the "death" and "revival" the more annoying it seems, in this particular instance.

Like, "Where have you been all this time, if you weren't dead?"

"Oh, I've been chilling on some island, taking a break from it all".

Reminds me of that time when Grandpa Simpson found out his brother hadn't really died in the War, lol

Posted by Spideress

Life model decoy.

Edited by Trainge45

as Vincent replied I'm dazzled that people able to make $6583 in four weeks on the computer. did you see this web site Blue78.Com

Edited by ForeverMan

There are lots but, "never really was dead" is definitely the top resurrection cliche.

Edited by Dstick88

anyone else wish what alfred did in the simulator turned out to be real?

yep