Sorry to nitpick…but it’s not that weird when you consider the character’s comic book history:
This article is from 2012. Granted, not all of these are “actual” deaths - in fact, none of them are - it simply proves Marvel has been willing to go to the well on the “he’s dead, but not quite dead yet” motif repeatedly over the years. Much the same has happened with Odin since his debut in 1962 and I would guess Red Skull must be near the top of the list. “Dying” happens to pretty much all major comic book characters at one time or another; nevertheless, the unduly “death” prone Prof. X has earned notoriety for it.
Yeah, but it’s weird to happen to the same character portrayed by the same actor in multiple movies. Excluding guys like Wolverine whose whole ability is coming back to life, I can’t think of other examples in comic book movies. The few similar ones have fake-outs, like Bucky or Loki.
Would this exclude horror movie villains who keep dying but yet come back for another round of ass kicking and dying at the end? Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger, Brad Douriff’s Chucky, Kane Hodder’s Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley, etc. Of course that means having to change what counts as “dying” .
John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who and Torchwood. He died lots of times over the course of 18 TV years or so, and always came back to life because, well, I don’t know why. It was a plot point anyway. And he was really dead when he died, he just didn’t stay dead.
It’s something of a joke in the Preacher TV series that angels and demons instantly resurrect, shown during comical fight scenes. Typically there’s an off-camera flash of light and the actor walks back into the fray, often stepping over the corpse of their just-killed former self. Tom Brooke as the angel “Fiore” probably has the greatest number of total on-screen deaths, since at one point in the series he gets a job doing a magic show in Las Vegas where he gets killed on stage and just reappears, the audience assuming it’s a clever trick.