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A general rule of thumb is that if you Never Found The Body, the character is Not Quite Dead in the first place (and therefore not a candidate for this trope). One of the most common examples of this is that if a character falls off of a cliff or other high structure, especially into water, he or she is almost guaranteed to still be alive. An explosion gives more reasonable odds. Of course, even if Deader Than Dead, even if you see the body and you’ve atomized it so finely that each individual molecule is a galaxy apart… there’s always Time Travel. Removing the entire thing from existence can be done, and equally undone by a similar Deus Ex Machina.