Katie is shot on The Bold and the Beautiful
Credit: Image: Aaron Montgomery/JPI

Soap opera characters have come back from near-fatal shootings and traumatic events.

Thankfully, soap opera characters often have miraculous healing powers. Perhaps this is one reason various Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and Young and the Restless characters have been shot multiple times, or hurt otherwise, and gone on to live happy, healthy lives while others have succumbed to the injuries they’ve suffered.

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Whether it be from a gunshot, a stabbing, a hit and run, a bomb, a little shove off of a cliff or any other traumatic (dramatic!) event… Could you imagine if every character that was blasted or injured died in the line of fire? The cast would dwindle in no time and viewers would miss all of the emotional ‘back from the brink of death’ moments, tearful reunions and stunned expressions from those who had a hand in their sudden demise. Not to mention the fun, yet sometimes frustrating, amnesia and coma storylines as a result of their injuries. And the golden rule of soaps is, “never say never,” when it comes to the dearly departed who nine out of ten come back from the dead – especially on Days of our Lives with Dr. Wilhelm Rolf and his magic serum.

Browse our gallery below to relive two different storylines for four separate characters who managed to beat death not once, but twice, and even went on to have other near death experiences over the years. Don’t forget to sign up for Soaps.com’s newsletter to stay up to date on the latest news, interviews and more!

Originally written by Akbi Khan on September 15, 2016. Refreshed June 5, 2020 by Amy Mistretta.