When a character dies in a movie, it's supposed to mean something. Audiences are supposed to take these shocking deaths to mean that anything can happen in the movie they're watching and that even the main characters are in danger. But when a cinematic death is undone, either through retconning or a mysterious return from the grave, it takes the air out of the narrative.
That being said, it's kind of cool when fan favorites come clawing back from the hereafter either by hook or by crook. Who doesn't love to see a beloved side character pop up after they were blown up by a heat-seeking missile? That's not the case for every dead character in movies. Some of them just should have stayed down for the count.
The following movie characters run the gamut from interstellar evil to regular people who just happen to have hologram technology at their fingertips. It's up to you to let us know which of these character returns are the most egregious.
- 314 VOTESPhoto: Fast & Furious 6 / Universal Pictures
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- 513 VOTESPhoto: Miramax Films
- 613 VOTESPhoto: Warner Bros.