History Main / BulletProofHumanShield

13th Jun '17 10:22:49 PM nombretomado
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*** That is actually a trope in and of itself. Any party in a prolonged war has claimed that, among them all combatants in WW1 and WW2, Forces on both sides in the American Civil war, etc.

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*** That is actually a trope in and of itself. Any party in a prolonged war has claimed that, among them all combatants in WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 and WW2, UsefulNotes/WW2, Forces on both sides in the American Civil war, etc.
12th Jun '17 7:53:12 PM Lightning4119
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* Zizagged in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' - during [[spoiler: his assault on the Fraternity's headquarters]], Wesley shoots a guy in the head, jams a looted revolver through the hole, and fires through it, while carrying the body along to soak up rounds.
29th May '17 9:05:49 PM Daedalis
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* Several of the revivers of ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' volunteer as this for the final firefight, enabled by their HealingFactor.
--> '''Ross Patrick:''' We don't fit here anymore. We don't fit anywhere. Our loved ones already mourned us. Every breath we take steals from the earth. But there's one thing we can do. We can bleed and not fall down.
17th May '17 6:14:02 AM Fireblood
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* ''Series/Sense8'': Wolfgang used a guy this way during a gunfight.

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* ''Series/Sense8'': Wolfgang used a guy this way during a gunfight. Sun later does the same with one of her brother's goons.
9th May '17 11:30:12 PM GuyIncog
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* ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision's'' firing squad sketch usually depended on this trope, as a typical outcome had the chief executioner being tricked into saying "Fire!" while standing between his men and the condemned.
9th May '17 8:14:55 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/Sense8'': Wolfgang used a guy this way during a gunfight.
30th Apr '17 7:41:51 PM jormis29
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* Averted in KingsmanTheSecretService. During the infamous Church Fight, [[CulturedBadAss Galahad]] stops one of the many armed churchgoers (but notably, not his bullets) using this trope. He grabs another brawling churchgoer, puts him in the path of the bullets, but ducks low so he isn't hit by the penetration. Essentially he uses the guy as momentary [[ConcealmentEqualsCover concealment]] before shoving the corpse on top of the shooter. [[ShownTheirWork If you look close you can actually see the bullets penetrating.]]

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* Averted in KingsmanTheSecretService.''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''. During the infamous Church Fight, [[CulturedBadAss Galahad]] stops one of the many armed churchgoers (but notably, not his bullets) using this trope. He grabs another brawling churchgoer, puts him in the path of the bullets, but ducks low so he isn't hit by the penetration. Essentially he uses the guy as momentary [[ConcealmentEqualsCover concealment]] before shoving the corpse on top of the shooter. [[ShownTheirWork If you look close you can actually see the bullets penetrating.]]
19th Apr '17 10:09:52 PM mistasofly
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* In a sickening example in ''Film/NewJackCity'', drug dealer Nino Brown uses a little girl as this when the Mafia tries to assassinate him at a party.

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* In a sickening example in ''Film/NewJackCity'', drug dealer Nino Brown uses a little girl as this when the Mafia tries to assassinate him at a party. Thankfully subverted as the girl never actually gets hit, and survives the shootout.
19th Mar '17 9:41:41 AM nombretomado
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* In TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, merely crossing swords with somebody grants you cover from anybody behind them. Justified, as the most powerful projectile you're likely to encounter is a crossbow bolt, but the person PROVIDING you said cover doesn't actually take damage from the attack they stopped.

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* In TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', merely crossing swords with somebody grants you cover from anybody behind them. Justified, as the most powerful projectile you're likely to encounter is a crossbow bolt, but the person PROVIDING you said cover doesn't actually take damage from the attack they stopped.



* With the GMC update to NewWorldOfDarkness, human shields do provide cover equal to their Stamina. Anything that gets through goes to the guy using a human shield. This is also the update that made combat far more lethal. Make of that what you will.

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* With the GMC update to NewWorldOfDarkness, ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', human shields do provide cover equal to their Stamina. Anything that gets through goes to the guy using a human shield. This is also the update that made combat far more lethal. Make of that what you will.
12th Mar '17 5:37:36 AM secretfan14
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* Lucy does this more than once in ''Manga/ElfenLied'', including the [[RRatedOpening memorable opening scene]] where she uses the {{Dojikko}}'s ''decapitated'' corpse as said shield.

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* Lucy does this more than once in ''Manga/ElfenLied'', including the [[RRatedOpening memorable opening scene]] where she uses the {{Dojikko}}'s CuteClumsyGirl's ''decapitated'' corpse as said shield.
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