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    Continuing on the topic of death of characters by the big two that I posted on the Community Forum http://forums.comicbookresources.com...0#post15020100,

    I decided to make a list of major (mostly) Marvel characters that died and came back. Feel free to add to this list, I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

    The reason is to realize how absurd and ridiculous some of these deaths were. Amazingly, Iron Man and Hulk never died on comics.

    Let’s wait.




    Adam Warlock
    Death: killed by Thanos the first time. Killed by the Guardians of the Galaxy while in his Magus persona the second time.
    Resurrection/Retcon: cannot explain. At all.

    Alpha Flight
    Death: the entire group was killed by Weapon Omega by accident
    Resurrection/Retcon: resurrected during the Fear Itself event

    Angel
    Death: commited suicide soon after his wings were torn apart during the Mutant Massacre
    Resurrection/Retcon: was actually lured by Apocalypse, who promised to give him his wings back, and became his Death horseman (aka Archangel).

    Ant-Man II (Scott Lang)
    Death: killed by the Scarlet Witch during Avengers Disassembled
    Resurrection/Retcon: rescued from the past by the Young Avengers

    Blink
    Death: sacrificed herself to stop the Phalanx during the Phalanx Covenant event
    Resurrection/Retcon: was resurrected by Selene during the X-Necrosha event

    Bucky
    Death: died in the 40’s while trying to dismantle a bomb launched by Baron Zemo
    Resurrection/Retcon: was rescued by the Russians and saved by cybernetic implants in his body. Got brainwashed and turned into the Winter Soldier

    Cable
    Death: died while trying to save Hope at the end of Second Coming
    Resurrection/Retcon: was actually teleported into the future

    Captain America
    Death: killed by a mind-controlled Sharon Carter
    Resurrection/Retcon: his body was dead but his mind/soul went on a trippy travel through time, re-living some of his biggest moments all over again. Was brought back by the Red Skull

    Colossus
    Death: sacrificed himself in order to spread the cure for the Legacy virus
    Resurrection/Retcon: was actually rescued and resurrected by the alien race the Ord

    Cypher
    Death: killed by the Re-Animator
    Resurrection/Retcon: resurrected by Selene during the X-Necrosha event

    Cyclops
    Death: killed himself when he began to merge with Apocalypse during The Twelve
    Resurrection/Retcon: was actually alive and forcing himself to avoid his merge with the villain. Found and rescued by Jean and Cable

    Human Torch
    Death: killed by a mob of monsters in the Negative Zone
    Resurrection/Retcon: was resurrected by Annihilus doctors and sent to fight as a gladiator in the Negative Zone arena. Kept dying/being resurrected multiple times until he was able to defeat Annihilus.

    Elektra
    Death: killed by Bullseye
    Resurrection/Retcon: resurrected by the Hand

    Gilgamesh
    Death: killed during The Crossing event
    Resurrection/Retcon: seen alive again next to his Eternals colleagues

    Hary Osborn
    Death: poisoned by the Goblin formula.
    Resurrection/Retcon: his death was just an illusion created by Mysterio and Norman Osborn. He was actually taken to Europe for rehab from the Goblin formula.

    Havok
    Death: died while fighting the villain Greystone
    Resurrection/Retcon: was actually sent to a parallel universe. Came back in a coma and was eventually found the X-Men.

    Hawkeye
    Death: sacrificed himsef during the attack by Scarlet Witch
    Resurrection/Retcon: brought back to life by the Scarlet Witch shortly after House of M

    Hercules
    Death: sacrificed himself at the end of the High Evolutionary Wars
    Resurrection/Retcon: hes a God so…he just came back I guess

    Iron Man
    Death: sacrificed his life to stop Kang during The Crossing event
    Resurrection: came back with all the other heroes from Franklin's pocket universe from the Onslaught event

    Jocasta
    Death: her AI was destroyed while inside the Iron Man armor
    Resurrection/Retcon: never explained. Hank Pym probably built her again

    Legion
    Death: seemingly killed by Bishop to stop the Age of Apocalypse reality
    Resurrection/Retcon: oy, I can’t explain. Check Wikipedia and see if you can figure it out

    Madeleine Pryor
    Death: consumed by the Phoenix Force during the Inferno event
    Resurrection/Retcon: her spirit was resurrected by X-Man Nate Grey accidentally. While trying to find a new body for herself she was killed permanently (for now)

    Magik
    Death: killed by the Legacy virus
    Resurrection/Retcon: an alternate version of her remained in the regular universe after the events of House Of M

    Meggan
    Death: sacrificed herself during House Of M
    Resurrection/Retcon: got lost between dimensions, went to Hell and came back by herself

    Mockingbird
    Death: sacrificed herself to save the Avengers from Mephisto
    Resurrection/Retcon: was actually captured and replaced by a Skrull infiltrator prior to her death. Rescued by the Avengers during Secret Invasion

    Moon Knight
    Death: sacrificed himself to stop the villain Seth
    Resurrection/Retcon: No idea

    Moondragon
    Death: killed by the Defenders while in her dragon form
    Resurrection/Retcon: Her body perished but her soul wandered, eventually finding her cousin Pamela, who helped her get a new body

    Mr. Fantastic
    Death: killed by Dr. Doom, who died with him as well
    Resurrection/Retcon: Was actually thrown back in time by a being named Hyperstorm and was eventually found and rescued by his family.

    Mystique
    Death: killed by Wolverine
    Resurrection/Retcon: apparently resurrected by the Hand

    Nick Fury
    Death: killed by the Punisher, who was misled into thinking he was the one responsible for his family’s death
    Resurrected/Retcon: the one that died was actually a life-decoy model (plot point that was used a gazillion times in Nick Fury stories)

    Northstar
    Death: killed by Wolverine, who was brainwashed by Hydra
    Resurrection/Retcon: resurrected by the Hand

    Psylocke
    Death: killed by the villain Vargas
    Resurrection/Retcon: brought back to life by her brother Jamie Braddock, who had the power to bend reality

    Punisher
    Death: first time, committed suicide after he became a mob boss himself. Second time, was killed by Daken.
    Resurrection/Retcon: oh boy...first time he was resurrected by angels and stuff and came back with supernatural powers. Second time he was stitched back and used as weapon against the Legion of Monsters, becoming Franken-Castle, until a powerful jewel called Bloodstone restored his original body.

    Quasar
    Death: sacrificed himself to stop Annihius during the Annihilation event
    Resurrection/Retcon: his spirit was kept alive inside his own quantum bands. Got resurrected by scientists from Project Pegasus, apparently

    Rachel Summers/Phoenix II
    Death: got sent into the future (another future) and became the leader of the Askani clan. Died of old age.
    Resurrection/Retcon: was rescued from the timestream by Cable

    Sabretooth
    Death: beheaded by Wolverine
    Resurrection/Retcon: apparently resurrected by the Hand

    Storm
    Death: killed by the Nanny
    Resurrection/Retcon: the body that died was a clone. Was reverted to a child-state by the Nanny and escaped. Found herself on Egypt, with no memory of her previous life, acting as a street thief again.

    Thor
    Death: died during the Ragnarok battle, along with all of Asgard
    Resurrection/Retcon: seemingly the Ragnarok cycle ended and a new one began. Therefore, he came back.

    Vision
    Death: destroyed by She-Hulk during Avengers Disassembled
    Resurrection/Retcon: was built back by Iron Man. Piece of cake

    Warlock (New Mutants)
    Death: killed by Cameron Hodge during the X-Tinction Agenda event
    Resurrection/Retcon: was found by Nova in his home planet, God knows how

    Wolverine
    Death: killed by the new Death, one of Apocalypse's horsemen
    Resurrection/Retcon: the real Wolverine as actually abducted by Apocalypse and replaced by a Skrull imposter. Apocalypse turned him into the Death horseman so he was the one who killed his imposter

    Wonder Man
    Death: killed by a Kree alien
    Resurrection/Retcon: brought back to life by the Scarlet Witch

    X-Man (Nate Grey)
    Death: sacrificed himself to save the world from Anti-Man, an alien
    Resurrection/Retcon: he never died but apparently became a being made of psionic energy. Eventually he was able to materialize himself again during a battle against the Dark X-Men
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    Is Nova and Star-Lord still dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock69 View Post

    Alpha Flight
    Death: the entire group was killed by Weapon Omega by accident
    Resurrection/Retcon: resurrected during the Fear Itself event
    actually AF was resurrected during the chaos war event and only puck was resurrected during fear itself
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTpitch View Post
    actually AF was resurrected during the chaos war event and only puck was resurrected during fear itself
    Thats true. Both events were so close to each other that I got confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xothermic View Post
    Is Nova and Star-Lord still dead?
    Yup. And this Nova from Avengers Vs X-Men is a new one, not Richard Rider (oh the heresy!!)

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    Didn't Tony die during the Crossing? (And then Franklin Richards brought him back.)

    Didn't Hawkeye die in Avengers: Disassembled? (And then Wanda brought him back.)

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    I didn't mean to be a scrooge

    magnificent list there
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    Are you counting all the times a character dies/disappears and is brought back within the same arc, or does there have to be some time elapsed between death and return?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hrist View Post
    Didn't Tony die during the Crossing? (And then Franklin Richards brought him back.)

    Didn't Hawkeye die in Avengers: Disassembled? (And then Wanda brought him back.)
    Well THAT death during Crossing doesn't count because it didn't last.

    As for Hawkeye...yup, true, so true...Hawkeye died during Disassembled and came back during House of M.

    Like I said, I knew I'd be forgetting some things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chariset View Post
    Are you counting all the times a character dies/disappears and is brought back within the same arc, or does there have to be some time elapsed between death and return?
    Well if a character dies and comes back after 2 issues then it doesn't count. Said death had to had some impact to it.

    Some may question that Wolverine death but it was on the cover of the issue so it was kind of a big deal, even though everyone knew he'd come back (otherwise Marvel would make a huge deal over it).

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    Iron Man died in Avengers #132. He was roasted inside his armor by Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch.

    And almost every single Marvel character died and came back during Marvel: the End, which is in continuity and not a What If story. The only exceptions were Thanos, Adam Warlock, Gamora and a little girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTpitch View Post
    I didn't mean to be a scrooge

    magnificent list there
    Thanks. I had a lot of free time on my hands this morning. And these random deaths annoy me oh so very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Iron Man died in Avengers #132. He was roasted inside his armor by Jim Hammond, the original Human Torch.
    Wow nice death. But it probably doesn't count. How long did it take for him to come back? What was the retcon?



    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    And almost every single Marvel character died and came back during Marvel: the End, which is in continuity and not a What If story. The only exceptions were Thanos, Adam Warlock, Gamora and a little girl.
    This doesn't count as well because it had no impact to it...and it will never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock69 View Post
    Wow nice death. But it probably doesn't count. How long did it take for him to come back? What was the retcon?





    This doesn't count as well because it had no impact to it...and it will never happen.
    Iron Man was brought back to life in the next issue, which was Giant-Size Avengers #3. Immortus use time travel technology to retroactively snatch Iron Man away just before he would have died.

    It's true that there were no lasting consequences from Marvel: the End. Or for that matter, from most of the deaths in your original list. Captain America in particular has died or seemingly died so many times, that it's just silly now:

    http://filingcabinetofthedamned.blog...isticuffs.html

    I'm not saying that Marvel should ever seriously adopt that dead is dead policy, but it would be nice if they could figure out a few alternatives to the stereotypical Marvel Death plot twist, because nobody is buying that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shellhead View Post
    Iron Man was brought back to life in the next issue, which was Giant-Size Avengers #3. Immortus use time travel technology to retroactively snatch Iron Man away just before he would have died.

    It's true that there were no lasting consequences from Marvel: the End. Or for that matter, from most of the deaths in your original list. Captain America in particular has died or seemingly died so many times, that it's just silly now:

    http://filingcabinetofthedamned.blog...isticuffs.html

    I'm not saying that Marvel should ever seriously adopt that dead is dead policy, but it would be nice if they could figure out a few alternatives to the stereotypical Marvel Death plot twist, because nobody is buying that anymore.
    Well...out of all those Captain America deaths I think the only one that might be relevant is the 1996 death. I don't remember it though. But Brubaker's was THE big one.

    I didn't only took into consideration the lenght of said death but also the emotional impact of it.

    For instance: Storm showed up again 10-15 issues later or so (as a child, so we didn't really know if it was the same Storm). But her death was so shocking to the X-Men that the team was disbanded shortly after it. And it really did seem like she died.

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