History MadeOfIron / ComicBooks

10th Jul '16 11:08:08 AM SteveMB
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* It's actually pretty common that when comic book characters fight, characters with superpowers take superpowered hits without serious injury, ''even though their superpowers have nothing to do with superhuman strength or endurance''. I.E. a character whose ability is to shoot EyeBeams can be punched through a concrete wall, pick themselves back up, and continue fighting as though nothing happened.

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* It's actually pretty common that when comic book characters fight, characters with superpowers take superpowered hits without serious injury, ''even though their superpowers have nothing to do with superhuman strength toughness or endurance''. I.E. a character whose ability is to shoot EyeBeams can be punched through a concrete wall, pick themselves back up, and continue fighting as though nothing happened. Ditto for BadassNormal characters whose equipment doesn't include heavy body armor.
12th Jun '16 4:27:49 PM nombretomado
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* {{Taskmaster}}. Neither getting rammed by a speeding car, nor shot repeatedly, nor being kicked in the face by an enraged {{Spider-Man}} so hard that his body punches an economy-sized hole through the (in all likelihood heavily armoured) wall of the armoury in his hideout/gym will do more than slow him down momentarily.

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* {{Taskmaster}}.ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}}. Neither getting rammed by a speeding car, nor shot repeatedly, nor being kicked in the face by an enraged {{Spider-Man}} so hard that his body punches an economy-sized hole through the (in all likelihood heavily armoured) wall of the armoury in his hideout/gym will do more than slow him down momentarily.
14th May '16 8:20:03 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' subteam ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants The New Mutants]]''. Roberto [=DaCosta=] has super-strength, but not super-durability. He's explicitly just as vulnerable as any Joe [=SixPack=]... but somehow still survives nonsense like getting tackled through a brick wall. A degree of superhuman durability is pretty much a RequiredSecondaryPower for any character possessing superhuman strength, as super-durable muscle fibers would necessarily result in super-durable muscle tissue, protecting most everything but the eyes.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' subteam ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants The New Mutants]]''. Roberto [=DaCosta=] has super-strength, but not super-durability. He's explicitly just as vulnerable as any Joe [=SixPack=]... but somehow still survives nonsense like getting tackled through a brick wall. A degree of superhuman durability is pretty much a RequiredSecondaryPower for any character possessing superhuman strength, as super-durable muscle fibers would necessarily result in super-durable muscle tissue, protecting most everything but the eyes.
5th Apr '16 11:08:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many characters in Creator/FrankMiller's ''SinCity'' exhibit this trait to an incredible degree. Made of Iron is probably Miller's all-time favorite character trope for male protagonists. He just loves guys who can take an appalling level of punishment from vastly superior opponents through force of will, strength of character, or just innate badassery.

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* Many characters in Creator/FrankMiller's ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' exhibit this trait to an incredible degree. Made of Iron is probably Miller's all-time favorite character trope for male protagonists. He just loves guys who can take an appalling level of punishment from vastly superior opponents through force of will, strength of character, or just innate badassery.
18th Jan '16 11:49:01 AM morenohijazo
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*** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Mortadelo on "¡Elecciones!" after falling off the building when trying to get into Ofelia's apartment to investigate her:
-->Come on, boss, it was just an 11th floor! We've been through worse!
15th Jan '16 1:49:33 PM morenohijazo
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** They have been devoured whole by different wild animals, mainly lions and giant snakes. They sometimes cry for help from the beast's stomachs.
6th Jan '16 10:18:33 PM Doug86
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* Many characters in FrankMiller's ''SinCity'' exhibit this trait to an incredible degree. Made of Iron is probably Miller's all-time favorite character trope for male protagonists. He just loves guys who can take an appalling level of punishment from vastly superior opponents through force of will, strength of character, or just innate badassery.

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* Many characters in FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''SinCity'' exhibit this trait to an incredible degree. Made of Iron is probably Miller's all-time favorite character trope for male protagonists. He just loves guys who can take an appalling level of punishment from vastly superior opponents through force of will, strength of character, or just innate badassery.
4th Oct '15 11:06:35 AM nombretomado
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** This is sometimes subverted, as several older incarnations (''TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') are noticeably [[DentedIron battered by the years of combat]]. ''Kingdom's'' Bats must use a full-body exoskeleton just to get around.

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** This is sometimes subverted, as several older incarnations (''TheDarkKnightReturns'', (''ComicBook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') are noticeably [[DentedIron battered by the years of combat]]. ''Kingdom's'' Bats must use a full-body exoskeleton just to get around.
19th Sep '15 12:57:39 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted to tragic effect in an issue of ''ElfQuest'', where a couple of boys from a human tribe throw a stone from a sling to knock an elf off of a high tree branch, believing that elves are indestructible. They're not. The elf breaks his back. [[spoiler:The elves ''do'' have magical healers, but the injured elf is found and killed by the boys' grown-up relatives.]]

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* Subverted to tragic effect in an issue of ''ElfQuest'', ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', where a couple of boys from a human tribe throw a stone from a sling to knock an elf off of a high tree branch, believing that elves are indestructible. They're not. The elf breaks his back. [[spoiler:The elves ''do'' have magical healers, but the injured elf is found and killed by the boys' grown-up relatives.]]
7th Sep '15 12:07:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' subteam ''[[NewMutants The New Mutants]]''. Roberto [=DaCosta=] has super-strength, but not super-durability. He's explicitly just as vulnerable as any Joe [=SixPack=]... but somehow still survives nonsense like getting tackled through a brick wall. A degree of superhuman durability is pretty much a RequiredSecondaryPower for any character possessing superhuman strength, as super-durable muscle fibers would necessarily result in super-durable muscle tissue, protecting most everything but the eyes.

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* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' subteam ''[[NewMutants ''[[ComicBook/NewMutants The New Mutants]]''. Roberto [=DaCosta=] has super-strength, but not super-durability. He's explicitly just as vulnerable as any Joe [=SixPack=]... but somehow still survives nonsense like getting tackled through a brick wall. A degree of superhuman durability is pretty much a RequiredSecondaryPower for any character possessing superhuman strength, as super-durable muscle fibers would necessarily result in super-durable muscle tissue, protecting most everything but the eyes.
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