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17th Sep '16 10:43:13 PM ultimomant
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* Magic isn't ''supposed'' to be able to save you from vacuum if you're ThrownOutOfTheAirlock, but Damien from Literature/StarshipsMage is no ordinary mage. When [[spoiler: he and Grace are cast into deep space by an explosion, he manages to create an impermeable shield to hold their breathable air, while Grace (also a mage) cycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.]]

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* Magic isn't ''supposed'' to be able to save you from vacuum if you're ThrownOutOfTheAirlock, ThrownOutTheAirlock, but Damien from Literature/StarshipsMage is no ordinary mage. When [[spoiler: he and Grace are cast into deep space by an explosion, he manages to create an impermeable shield to hold their breathable air, while Grace (also a mage) cycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.]]
25th Aug '16 8:01:11 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfVatnsdal'': The outlaw Thorir, hired by Ottar of Grimstunga to take revenge on the sons of Thorstein, botches his attempt on Gudbrand's life; he tries to flee but Gudbrand pursues and kills him. The second assassin, Svart, manages to get the job done but also dies in the process.
24th Aug '16 4:05:01 AM Doug86
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* In ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'', Zouken, aware of the threat [[Ben10UltimateAlien Ben Tennyson]] is as a Master, sents True Assassin after him. The attempt... [[ShootingSuperman doesn't exactly]] [[HilarityEnsues go as planned]].

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* In ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'', Zouken, aware of the threat [[Ben10UltimateAlien [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien Ben Tennyson]] is as a Master, sents True Assassin after him. The attempt... [[ShootingSuperman doesn't exactly]] [[HilarityEnsues go as planned]].
23rd Aug '16 8:58:35 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Anastasia goes on a mission to assassinate Yukimura and can't believe her luck when she sees him sneaking out to the brothel completely alone. She flies in from above to make the kill, only for him to trip on his own feet just short of where she's landing, giving him the chance to see her. Her real mistake, however, is letting him speak before she kills him because people who talk to Yukimura for too long [[GuileHero usually end up working for him]].
22nd Aug '16 12:13:52 PM troodos
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* A particularly impressive (and terrifying) example is shown in the TabletopGames/{{Pathfinder}} Adventure Path ''Curse of the Crimson Throne''. The captain of the Sable Company Marines attempts to assassinate [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Ileosa]] when she declares that the Sable Company disband. He's a pretty good shot too, and nails her right in the temple with a crossbow bolt. Unfortunately for him, Ileosa is ''much'' more powerful than he realized, and she simply [[AnnoyingArrows pulls the bolt out of her skull]], [[NeckLift lifts him up by the neck]], and stabs him between the eyes with it.
4th Aug '16 11:44:16 PM PaulA
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** In ''Yendi'', Vlad Taltos survives multiple assassination attempts during a turf war. He finally realizes that he shouldn't have been able to survive them that easily and realizes that there's something deeper going on.

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** In ''Yendi'', ''Literature/{{Yendi}}'', Vlad Taltos survives multiple assassination attempts during a turf war. He finally realizes that he shouldn't have been able to survive them that easily and realizes that there's something deeper going on.
4th Aug '16 11:19:36 PM PaulA
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* Steven Brust's ''Literature/VladTaltos'' novel ''Yendi''. During a turf war, Vlad survives multiple assassination attempts. He finally realizes that he shouldn't have been able to survive them that easily and realizes that there's something deeper going on.
** In ''Five Hundred Years After'', Khaavren survives no less than four attempts on his life as conspirators try to kill him to destabilize the Imperial court. The latter three attempts are thwarted by friends and allies who [[BigDamnHeroes show up just in time]].

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* Steven Brust's ''Literature/VladTaltos'' novel ''Yendi''. During a turf war, ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' series:
** In ''Yendi'',
Vlad Taltos survives multiple assassination attempts.attempts during a turf war. He finally realizes that he shouldn't have been able to survive them that easily and realizes that there's something deeper going on.
** In ''Five Hundred Years After'', ''Literature/FiveHundredYearsAfter'', Khaavren survives no less than four attempts on his life as conspirators try to kill him to destabilize the Imperial court. The latter three attempts are thwarted by friends and allies who [[BigDamnHeroes show up just in time]].
4th Aug '16 7:56:20 PM Thainen
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* ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'': an assassin comes to kill the main character, but he deals with him.
24th Jul '16 6:41:48 AM TheNerfGuy
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* [[BigGood Jalal Stormbringer]] in the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' franchise is the only member of his organization not under the divine protection of the [[HeroSecretService Knights of Domiel]] that is supposed to prevent this; nonetheless, he doesn't need it. Attempts on his life happen rather frequently, and almost none ever come close to succeeding. As he tells Taramanda in ''[[Fanfic/ShadowchasersPowerPrimordial Power Primordial]]'', with a sarcastic tone, if a week goes by without it happening at least once, he thinks something is wrong. [[spoiler:Ironically, Tarmanda came closer to getting rid of him than anyone else in the franchise to date, lacing her cards with a venom that, while incapable of actually killing him, could have reduced him to a vegetative state. The chapter in question pointed out that Jalal is somewhat prepared for the rare things that are lethal to him, having compiled a list of them after a close call many years ago.]]

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* [[BigGood Jalal Stormbringer]] in the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' franchise is the only member of his organization not under the divine protection of the [[HeroSecretService Knights of Domiel]] that is supposed to prevent this; nonetheless, he doesn't need it. Attempts on his life happen rather frequently, and almost none ever come close to succeeding. As he tells Taramanda in ''[[Fanfic/ShadowchasersPowerPrimordial Power Primordial]]'', with a sarcastic tone, if a week goes by without it happening at least once, he thinks something is wrong. [[spoiler:Ironically, Tarmanda came closer to getting rid of him than anyone else in the franchise to date, lacing her cards with a venom that, while incapable of actually killing him, could have reduced him to a vegetative state. The chapter in question pointed out that Jalal is somewhat prepared for the rare things that are lethal to him, having compiled a list of them after a close call many years ago.]]
19th Jun '16 7:18:41 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/TheHistoryOfFutureFolk'': Kevin is such an incompetent assassin that Trius realizes that he was sent as a ruse so that Trius will lower his defenses before the ''real'' assassin arrives.

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* ''Film/TheHistoryOfFutureFolk'': Kevin is such an incompetent assassin fails so miserably that Trius realizes that he was sent as a ruse so that Trius will lower his defenses before the ''real'' assassin arrives.
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