In the world of daytime soap operas, characters fall in love, break up, and endure incredible drama, woes, and (at times) happiness. More often than not, soap fans can find the death of characters heartbreaking, only to have that same character reemerge months, years, or decades later. It is not unusual for a character to pass away, and then miraculously come back to life, and many soap opera characters are infamous for having nine lives. Below is an overview of the top six daytime soap characters that have died the most times, only to come back to life.
6. Melaswen Island – Days of Our Lives (DOOL) – An Entire Community
This list would not be complete without mentioning a storyline that took place on DOOL from 2003 to 2004, where fans of the soap had to sit back and watch a majority of Salem residents die, after being picked off at the hands of a mysterious serial killer. The bad news was, DOOL heroine Marlena Evans was behind the whole thing (thanks to an evil Stefano DiMera brainwashing her), but the good news was all those residents who fans thought were dead, where actually alive and well, living on Melaswen Island (New Salem spelled backwards). As it turned out, Abe Carver, Jack Deveraux, Caroline Brady, Maggie Horton, Roman Brady, and of course the beloved Alice Horton (as well as some others) returned to Salem, as good as new. It was also revealed that Marlena was not a killer, rather Stefano’s nephew Andre (acting as his son Tony) had kidnapped those people.