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5th Sep '16 5:30:13 PM Thunderchin
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* While not an attack ''per se'', something as slight as a paint chip can punch right through the pressure hull of a spacecraft due to the sheer velocities involved. This is the reason space debris is such a massive danger.
4th Sep '16 4:07:44 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[AlienVsPredator Aliens Versus Predator 2]]'', Praetorian Xenomorphs are immune to most standard gunfire, and only vulnerable to heavy weapons or special armor-piercing bullets from the lighter ones.

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* In ''[[AlienVsPredator ''[[VideoGame/AliensVsPredator Aliens Versus Predator 2]]'', Praetorian Xenomorphs are immune to most standard gunfire, and only vulnerable to heavy weapons or special armor-piercing bullets from the lighter ones.
17th Aug '16 8:56:53 PM hagagaga
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* The invention of firearms is what made chain mail and plate mail obsolete. The stuff was already incredibly restrictive and difficult to wear, and then along came a weapon that could penetrate it like a hot knife through butter.

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* The invention of firearms is what one of the main factors that made chain mail and plate mail armor obsolete. The stuff While it was already incredibly in the process of being rendered obsolete by plate armor, the penetrative power of early firearms made it more trouble than it was worth compared to plate armor, which, although it had a higher resource cost, was both more protective and less restrictive and difficult to wear, and then along came a weapon on movement. Over the next few centuries, firearms would become more powerful so that could penetrate plate armor strong enough to protect against it like a hot knife through butter.would become too restrictive, so it became limited to just helmets and breastplates, even then, only for heavy cavalry.
14th Aug '16 2:58:31 AM Arivne
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9th Aug '16 2:14:36 PM Ripburger
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* ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defense'' and ''Terror from the Deep'' starts you with "armor piercing" weapons. Subverted, since that's only the damage type rather than the ability, and the non-armor piercing attacks are better at breaking through armor. To be more specific, the armor piercing weapons won't overcome the high armor and damage reduction of Lobstermen and Triscenes[[note]]A better description would probably be "Ballistic"[[/note]].

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* ''{{X-COM}}: UFO Defense'' ''VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense'' and ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror from the Deep'' Deep]]'' starts you with "armor piercing" weapons. Subverted, since that's only the damage type rather than the ability, and the non-armor piercing attacks are better at breaking through armor. To be more specific, the armor piercing weapons won't overcome the high armor and damage reduction of Lobstermen and Triscenes[[note]]A better description would probably be "Ballistic"[[/note]].
26th Jun '16 10:46:45 AM Thunderchin
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* Of course, Armor-Piercing rounds aren't strictly necessary to penetrate armor or cover. Most firearm rounds still travel at high enough velocities to wound or kill even after penetrating an obstacle. This is why, as our UsefulNotes/GunSafety page will tell you, you should always be sure of your target and what lies beyond it.
* For the very reason outlined above, a RealLife '''[[AvertedTrope aversion]]''' exists as a home-defense round, and is specifically designed to penetrate as little of a wall or obstacle as possible.
11th Jun '16 9:50:09 PM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' series, the recurring skill[[note]]or tome in the Game Boy Advance games[[/note]] Luna either halves or negates the target's Defense or Resistance (whichever is applicable to the attack).

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* In the ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series, the recurring skill[[note]]or tome in the Game Boy Advance games[[/note]] Luna either halves or negates the target's Defense or Resistance (whichever is applicable to the attack).
8th Jun '16 12:55:22 PM Pseudoname
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'', the trapper character Crow can charge his shots to damage the monster's health through its armor, while Kala's armor reducer temporarily makes every attack into this.
31st May '16 7:25:01 AM MadCat221
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[[caption-width-right:300:Method #1: [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill Overkill.]]]]

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]][[note]]That is a cannonball shot. [[FridgeHorror Try not to think too much about what happened to the wearer.]][[/note]]]]
3rd May '16 9:42:53 AM gophergiggles
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* The invention of firearms is what made chain mail and plate mail obsolete. The stuff was already incredibly restrictive and difficult to wear, and then along came a weapon that could penetrate it like a hot knife through butter.
* Interestingly, knives are this to a bulletproof vest. There are effectively two kinds of body armor, the ballistic (bulletproof) vest and the stab resistant vest, and both are [[https://crimefictionbook.com/2015/06/17/can-a-bulletproof-vest-also-stop-a-knife/ quite different in design]]. It might take a bit more effort, but a ballistic vest will do little if anything to protect against an attacker armed with a knife since the blade will slice the Kevlar fibres with little difficulty.
* There are also good old fashioned armor piercing rounds, such as the 5.56mm M995, which is absurdly expensive compared to conventional rounds but do ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
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