"Go ahead and shoot! I'll be back! I always come back!"
― Chucky (Bride of Chucky)
"You ruined my plan! But I'll be back! You can't kill me!"
― An angered Dr. Franklin, swearing revenge on the protagonist who put an end to his goal of reanimating the deceased and infecting the living. (They Hunger)
"I can't die. I've experienced death countless times. Sometimes I see a bright light, sometimes I see Heaven or Hell. But eventually, no matter what, I wake up in my bed wearing my same old clothes."
― Kenny McCormick (South Park)

The power to be immortal by not staying dead. Variation of Immortality.

Also Called

  • Resurrective Immortality
  • Retro-Metabolism (Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons).


The user is immortal in the sense that when they do die, they won't stay dead. This could be the result of instant resurrection, being reborn, transferring one's mind/soul into a clone, etc. Unlike other forms of immortality they can still die from any cause, like physical trauma, disease or simply aging, but the user will always come back to life.





Known Users

See Also: Resurrective Immortality and Staying Alive.


  • Master Shake (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
  • Carl Brutananadilewski (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
  • Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman (DC Comics)
  • Doomsday (DC Comics)
  • Mitchell Shelley/Resurrection Man (DC Comics)
  • Happy Tree Friends (Happy Tree Friends)
  • Jean Grey (Marvel Comics); via the Phoenix Force
  • Joshua Foley/Elixir (Marvel Comics)
  • Mr. Immortal (Marvel Comics)
  • Hans Moleman (The Simpsons)
  • Kenny McCormick (South Park)


  • Chucky (Child's Play)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th film series)
  • Victor Crowley (Hatchet)
  • Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street series)
  • Matthew Cordell (Maniac Cop Trilogy)


  • Jesus Christ (Christianity)


  • Marrow (Arkwell Academy); through his bond with the phoenix
  • Monsters (Camp Half-Blood Chronicles)

Live Television

  • Humanoid Cylons (Battlestar Galactica)
  • Paul Metcalfe/Captain Scarlet (Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons/Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet)
  • Jack Harkness (Doctor Who)
  • Henry Morgan (Forever)
  • Nathan Young (Misfits)
  • Prometheus (Supernatural)
  • Rayna Cruz (The Vampire Diaries); via Multiple Lives
  • Wendy Beauchamp (Witches of East End); via Multiple Lives


  • Ajins (Ajin: Demi-Human)
  • Kurenai Rin (Big Order); via her Order called Rebirth Fire: the Flame of Resurrection
  • Reinforce/Book of Darkness (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • The Lifemaker/Yaldabaoth (Negima/UQ Holder)
  • Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya)
  • Dandy (Space Dandy)
  • Tomie Kawakami (Tomie)
  • Bernkastel (Umineko When They Cry)
  • Featherine Augustus Aurora (Umineko When They Cry)
  • White Queen (The Unexplored Summon://Blood Sign)
  • Kyubey (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

Video Games

  • Susan Ashworth (The Cat Lady)
  • Count Dracula (Castlevania)
  • Dragons (The Elder Scrolls)
  • The Flood/Gravemind (Halo)
  • Erim/Lufia (Lufia)
  • Geras (Mortal Kombat 11)
  • Ridley (Metroid)
  • Nameless One (Planescape: Torment)
  • Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • TATARI's malignant copies (TYPE-MOON)
  • Snow White (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • The Tenno (Warframe)

Web Comics

  • God Tiers (Homestuck); ability is conditional, and can only truly die with a Just or Heroic death.
  • Oasis (Sluggy Freelance)

Web Original


  • Squee (Magic: The Gathering)



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