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I've gone into the Nether and seemed to have lost my portal out of it, I also can't die in lava or by mobs attacking me, I'm appear to be invincible and can't die.

This is Single Player by the way.

Why is this happening?

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Is your world set to "Creative Mode"? –  thedaian Oct 29 '11 at 1:16
    
The concern in his question seems to indicate otherwise, but I have see this bug before, logging out usually worked for me though :o –  Domocus Oct 29 '11 at 1:54
    
Possible duplicate: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/28166/… Let me know if there's something different going on here. –  Mana Oct 29 '11 at 4:45
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Did I read wrongly, or are you complaining about invincibility in a single-player game? –  The Annoying Pyro Oct 29 '11 at 8:08
    
@TheAnnoyingPyro I think the main problem here is that he sees death as his only way to return to the overworld. –  badp Oct 29 '11 at 11:53

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It seems you are playing in creative mode, so you can easily make a new portal to go back to the overworld. If you don't want to, remember you can always double tap space to fly; that should make your hunt easier.

Even if you aren't, if you created your portal at spawn, the nether end of it should be in the general neighbourhood of X: 0 and Z: 0 (mostly within a 100 meters range of that). Press F3 to show your coordinates and try to head in a direction that brings both X and Z close to zero (Y is your altitude, confusingly). Keep in mind your portal might be high up enough that you can't see it.

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It sounds like you are in creative mode, then you are invincible. Can't you build a new portal?

If not; try to kill yourself by digging to the void, or below yourself...

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This is the method that I've used before. –  Kenneth Posey Nov 21 '11 at 23:18
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Falling into the void will kill you even if you are in creative mode. –  Joe the Person Jan 7 '12 at 17:57

You Can:

-make yourself a new portal

-dig up to the void and die (haven't tested this)

-use the /kill command to die (works like regular dying)

-use the /gamemode s command and then jump into the lava

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