You need to login to do this. A major character, possibly even a popularly nasty Big Bad, has been setup.exe collapse:rage, pronounced dead and buried.
Maybe the writers were running short of new ideas and decided to recycle some old characters. Maybe the actor has recently acquired some indecent photographs of the producers. The form of afterlife can vary pretty widely. If a character cannot come back from the dead entirely, they may show up as a Spirit Advisor or Mentor Archetype, letting them be literally dead, but allowing them to interact with the living. This is exceedingly common in American superhero comic books, to the point that whenever a popular character dies, it’s a given that they’ll be back on within no more than five years. Faking the Dead has its own trope.
See also First Episode Resurrection when this happens at the start of the series. The character’s resurrection from the dead could result in a situation of Unwanted Revival. As a Death Trope, all Spoilers will be unmarked ahead. Real Life examples are not included here, since it would be impossible to bring back someone from the dead. Allegedly, Pepsi can bring your ancestors back from the dead.
According to a Super Bowl commercial, so can Doritos. The Priceline Negotiator went down in a fiery explosion but somehow managed to come back. In Jagaaaaaan, Doku-chan reveals that once Jagasaki has killed all Fractured Humans, his next objective is to blow his own brains out to take care of his own Fractured self. Once that’s done with, Doku-chan will obtain the power to resurrect a single life. A major trait of the titular dungeon from Delicious in Dungeon. So long as a person dies within the dungeon and their body is not removed, they can be resurrected. Rozen Maiden Suigintou pulls a Back from the Dead after getting killed in the last episode of Season One and several are revived in Traumend.
Fushigi Yuugi: The dead members of Team Suzaku are brought back as Spirit Advisors in the final episode, possessing volunteers so they can contribute to the fight. Gekiganger 3: Joe Umitsubame comes back from the dead, piloting the original Gekiganger 3 robot, to help the rest of the team defeat the show’s Big Bad. Everyone in Sailor Moon is expected to die near or at the end of each arc, usually for the sake of being Team Cannon Fodder, but sometimes for an actual reason. In Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, the Gold Saints are very literally resurrected and transported back to Earth from Hell. The Book of Darkness, the Wolkenritter, and the corrupted self-defense program from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s are able to perform this repeatedly thanks to the Book’s Rejuvenation Program.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Rei self-destructs EVA Unit 00 to kill the Angel Armisael, but later turns up alive. Except she has some memory loss, which she suspects is because “I’m the third one. Rei later turns out to be a series of clone bodies. She just had her soul transferred into a clay doll body instead. Rin, Jaken, Kohaku and the Band of Seven.
Only Rin and Jaken are really alive though, the rest are just kept “alive” by Shikon Jewel shards that if removed will make them die again instantly. GX, practically the entire cast dies in Season Three, only to be randomly resurrected at the end of the arc, because they were just trapped in another dimension. 5D’s Rex Godwin: Dark Signers are the souls of the dead who have awakened to their abilities. In other words, they are no longer of this world. Happens in the Pokémon anime movie, Pokémon: The First Movie.