Warning: spoilers ahead for chapter 97!
Dying basically means nothing in , with a cushy afterlife and dead characters coming back to life even more powerful than they were before they died - meanwhile, while resurrections happen in , many who return are not the same, and may even face deadly threats before they leave the afterlife to be reborn on Earth.
Almost every major hero in has gone to the great beyond at least once. Probably the most notable of them is Goku, who's died twice in the main storyline, each time returning with incredible new techniques. After Goku sacrifices himself to kill his evil brother Raditz, the Saiyan returns with
Resurrection turns out to be a major phenomenon in. Devils are born in hell as a representation of something that people fear, and can materialize on Earth when they die in hell ( himself) if people still fear what they represent. Upon their death on Earth, Devils return back to hell, able to manifest again on Earth once they die in the afterlife (but only if people still fear the thing they represent.) While this makes it sounds like Devils simply return after every death, Devils who already died on Earth and return there after being reborn in hell are not the same. They essentially become new Devils upon their rebirth in hell. All of the Devils who die in
Power's death is especially tragic because Denji's love, Makima, convinces him to play a part in her killing. Due to some of Power's blood residing in Denji, she is able to return for a short time, the final moments of which are especially poignant as she tells him to find the and to make them like she is now so they can be friends again. Although readers can expect Power to come back, her resurrection is more like the introduction of a completely different character who causes Denji additional heartache and suffering as he tries to remind her who she was before.
Power's twisted return isn't the only resurrection that Denji contends with. After Makima's betrayal,
does a great job of creating a system where characters are reincarnated but their death and return still has a huge impact on the people around them. 's resurrections are a breeze, especially as they all have positive outcomes. Readers almost want their favorite characters to die so they can come back stronger. Where 's characters basically get reward for returning to life, 's Devils pay with their identity, memories, and the suffering of the people who care about them.