In a world where you can die twice, well more like you can resurrect once in your life. Imagine a world where your best-friend that got killed in that tragic car accident or a loved one was killed in war or by another; don't fret they will be coming back soon. Put that bat costume away young Bruce your parents that were killed in that robbery, they will be home before supper.
Sounds cool and all but how would society itself operate? Would there be death cults? How would you be judged on a crime if the person isn't dead? Fighting in a war where most of the people you kill will be back in no time. A doctor trying to save a patient that would just come back (most of the time). Being a risk taker or sportsmen.
Resurrection Trait detail:
When you die, you will resurrect within three days.
When you die, your body stays where it died but a new body gets resurrected at the nearest Ark site so if you got trapped under rocks or drowned you don't just die again.
The Ark sites (which are massive catacombs) are protected by some sort of divine power. They can’t be moved or destroyed and you can’t get killed inside (so no spawn killing) but you will be compelled to leave when you resurrect (so do people that just walk in).
Any injury you had will stay with you, unless you die within one hour of first receiving the injury.
If you died from an Disease/illness and chemicals, you resurrect without it. Does not include an injury that will kill you, but if you were killed all diseases would be cured, but any injury done by the disease (like damaged organs) will remain.
You still age and everyone has "their time" so some people can go their whole life without using their second chance.
Humans are the only ones that get this trait (so that pet dog that died won’t come back—it sucks, I know):
Everyone gets ONLY TWO LIVES, no more no less (unless you die of old age then only one).
The person that dies will have all their memories intact, including how they died, which is fun if you died horribly.
The trait hasn't been with humans for long. The trait with the Arks came about two hundred your ago (called the Event). The cause of the Event is still unknown till this day. The people that died before the Event did not come back to life.
So the question is this: How would society operate if everyone had two lives?
This question is for a friend of mine who is doing a new book and would like some different points of view on how a society would cope with the resurrection trait (he’s not computer savvy) so he asked me to ask for him. I’ve got plenty of his notes and I'm just saying this if the feedback becomes a bit slow (have to ask him and all that) should be fine however. So if you need more details just ask (may take some time to get more notes).