Oriental myth with death and rebirth of an antagonist character?


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Hello guys,
I´ve been looking for something like this, probably Japanese, does anyone know if such a tale exists with an important antagonist character that goest through something like a death and rebirth?
Or even if not oriental, do you guys know any examples?

I've had this question for a while, since in many Japanese stories such as Berserk, Fullmetal Alchemist, Final Fantasy games (Tactics, and X specifically), and there are more but can´t remember right now, we see this as a very important theme, the death and rebirth of antagonist characters, instead of main characters like we usually see in stories from Europe and America dying and being re-born.