3758faf91a The Old Series was cancelled before anything could come from it, but the Expanded Universe saved some plotlines. Then the anthology was discontinued for financial reasons. YuYu Hakusho is rife with examples of this trope. Like Sentai, it is more likely to happen when crossovers are involved. Jack Rakan manages to bring himself back from being erased from reality. Even Dragons that have been buried for centuries and reduced to skeletons can be revived to full strength in moments by Alduin.
As a result, the conversation is a bit confusing in regards to what Ripley is talking about. While there's also a nod to the Roman Empire's after-death appearances in canon, it's lampshaded by Austria himself that it's not at all normal or logical. Come Wrath of the Lich King, Darion Mograine, the son of the original bearer, gives it to uber-Paladin and general messianic badass Tirion Fordring in the midst of a HeelFace Turn. Kanon features Kawasumi Mai, who dies but comes back to life in the ending, in the same scene she dies, no less. She, however, suffered amnesia as a side effect of fixing the clot, thus she and titular Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin were unable to resume their relationship until the 1987 reunion movie, where an explosive accident cured her of her amnesia. At one time, it was said that "Nobody ever stays dead in comics, except Bucky, Uncle Ben, and Jason Todd." Naturally, since that phrase was coined, Bucky and Jason Todd have since been recalled to life. (Complete with the Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference, "I got better.") Buffyverse examples: Buffy was dead for nearly five months at the conclusion of Season 5 but she was brought back by Willow's magic, Angel after Season 2 was brought back from hell, Spike (Heroic Sacrifice in the last episode of Buffy, returned as a ghost on Angel). In Horndog, Freddy is shot by a sniper, briefly dies, but returns to life.