So, I've been planning on doing a webcomic for a while, and it looks like I'll have an artist to help me out in August, but in the time before then, I've been trying to get everything as down as I can, so I thought I'd ask for some advice in regards to character death. First, there are several kinda character deaths. Three "gods" get their souls sealed into swords, and one of their former servants dies, however, his soul remains because its desire for revenge keeps it from moving on. When people take the swords, they share their bodies with the souls of the gods, so that's how the gods are reborn. The servant is cloned, and because his soul hadn't moved on, it occupies the cloned body. However, these are all deaths that the reader is supposed to know aren't permanent. The potential problem lies with a character who finds a way to cheat death, and so refuses to die. After a certain point, the reader is expected to know that the character will survive and come back every time, but I'm worried if that will detract from the reader caring about said character. Also, at the end, I plan on killing the main character, the servant previously mentioned, because he's sort of earned death as a final rest, but I worry that people will see it as unneccessarilly killing the main character and not see the meaning in it. Advice anyone?