9 Outrageous Ways Famous Movie Characters Came Back From The Dead
They were dead... but they got better.
The history of entertainment is filled to the brim with examples of characters being killed off, only to suddenly feel a lot better for the sake of a sequel. In fiction Sherlock Holmes was killed off in The Final Problem, only for readers to keep pestering Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for more stories. So back to life he came a few years later. In television Bobby Ewing famously died on Dallas, only for it to be revealed the whole season was dream, and he was having a really long shower. Likewise Tony Almeida was very, very dead in Season 5 of 24, until Season 7 when he wasnt. And movies of course do this a lot. In many cases its a consequence of a character striking a cord with the public, who want to see them in another adventure, logic be damned. Its hard work to come up with a credible explanation as to how a character survived decapitation or being exploded, but where theres money to be made, theyll find a way. But by bringing a character back, they also run the risk of undermining the drama and stakes of the previous movie. Which is something a few entries on this particular article are guilty of. The following list compiles some of the best/worst excuses for a dead characters sudden revival. Some are surprisingly logical; some dont even bother to explain and a few are just borderline insulting.