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I'm in the middle of a Blood Moon night and fighting horde of monsters. In a Blood Moon wiki's page, it is written that:

This can put the player's home and NPCs in peril.

In fact I see that zombies and eyes attack NPCs and do some damage. But do NPCs can really die if I do not defend them? And if the answer is yes will they come back at some point?

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Make sure not to fight bosses on top of the roof of your house. Eye of Cthulu can do some SERIOUS damage to the NPC's. – 6ten May 26 '11 at 22:35
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According to the wiki here:

If any NPC were to die (eg. During a Blood Moon) they will simply return after a period of time, as long as no other NPCs moves in during their time of death.

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Oh yes, I discovered it too. Merchant and Nurse on my village died yesterday, during blood moon attack. Luckily they came back after less than 30 minutes of gameplay. – Drake May 26 '11 at 7:32
The Guide has died several times in the period of time I have been playing Terraria. He simple returns later on. – Simon Jun 13 '11 at 18:28

In episode 21 of Red & Blue's preview of Terraria (at about 2:45), they suffer a zombie attack in which several of their NPCs die. In later episodes, however, the NPCs have returned.

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