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.