When you complete Zelda: A Link to the Past, you are presented with a variety of statistics about your playthrough, including how many times you died.

If you die and are resurrected by a faerie, does this still count as a death?

Do any other actions count as death?

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    Why would someone down vote this! I never even thought of it, but I'm pretty sure no because I've beaten the game with very low death counts and have used many faries
    – Jeff
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 14:10
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    @Jeff Tooltip for downvote: "This question does not show any research effort..."
    – ediblecode
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 14:11

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If you die and are resurrected by a faerie, this does not count as a death and is not included in the death counter at the end, but saving and quitting does.

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    Wow, saving and quitting counts as a death? This explains why I've never had a death count below 10...
    – kalina
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 14:55
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    The GBA version was updated so that Saving and Quitting doesn't count towards the death counter. Then again, it wasn't until Link's Awakening that the death counter actually did anything.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Apr 4, 2016 at 19:39

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