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18th Oct '17 5:44:57 PM eldiablo555
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* The Batsuit in the 1989 ''{{Film/Batman}}'' appears to be made of a rubber-like material. In the film's opening a random mugger empties his gun at batman and while it knocks him down, he's immediately on his feet a moment later none the worse for wear. Although ''Film/BatmanReturns'' shows that Catwoman's claws go right through.
12th Oct '17 4:05:16 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', Alice shoots a mook with a shotgun. His vest saves him, but he's knocked down and in so much pain that he's easily captured.
10th Oct '17 5:55:59 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Small Favor'', [[spoiler:Michael]] is permanently put out of commission when someone shoots him in the lower back and side from below, and his reinforced Kevlar vest ''keeps the bullets from simply exiting on the other side'', causing what the medical help estimated to be far more damage than if he hadn't been wearing a vest in the first place. When JimButcher [[PlayingWithATrope plays with a trope]], he plays ''hard''.[[note]]It is pointed out in the book, though, that if Harry didn't act when he did, Michael would have ''died''. While most of the actual damage was from the bullet being contained by the kevlar-- and thereby bouncing around-- it was rendered (relatively) nonlethal: this implies the original trajectory was towards a spot that wasn't protected at all.[[/note]]

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** In ''Small Favor'', [[spoiler:Michael]] is permanently put out of commission when someone shoots him in the lower back and side from below, and his reinforced Kevlar vest ''keeps the bullets from simply exiting on the other side'', causing what the medical help estimated to be far more damage than if he hadn't been wearing a vest in the first place. When JimButcher Creator/JimButcher [[PlayingWithATrope plays with a trope]], he plays ''hard''.[[note]]It is pointed out in the book, though, that if Harry didn't act when he did, Michael would have ''died''. While most of the actual damage was from the bullet being contained by the kevlar-- and thereby bouncing around-- it was rendered (relatively) nonlethal: this implies the original trajectory was towards a spot that wasn't protected at all.[[/note]]



*** In JimButcher's short story collection ''Side Jobs'', we see Harry talk to Uriel about Harry's feelings of frustration over these events.

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*** In JimButcher's Creator/JimButcher's short story collection ''Side Jobs'', we see Harry talk to Uriel about Harry's feelings of frustration over these events.
8th Sep '17 11:11:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} gets a more high-tech bulletproof costume out of her "partnership" with the DEA.

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* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} gets a more high-tech bulletproof costume out of her "partnership" with the DEA.D.E.O.
8th Sep '17 11:09:07 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} gets a more high-tech bulletproof costume out of her "partnership" with the DEA.
-->"I'm a damn ''superwoman.''"
26th Aug '17 2:14:20 AM Divra
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** In ''Skin Game'' a character [[spoiler: Murphy]] gets shot six times at point-blank range with a small-caliber revolver. After the fight, Butters insists on getting said character to a hospital. Butters points out that in spite of the character's vest catching all six bullets the character could well die from swelling, broken ribs and internal bleeding instead, and, in spite of being a doctor, there is no way he can treat those injuries without access to an X-ray machine and a fully stocked surgical ward.
24th Aug '17 2:58:40 AM StarTropes
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** ''Series/NCIS'' also toys with this trope in the season 2 finale when Kate [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for Gibbs, protected by her bulletproof vest. The characters spend some time joking about it, [[spoiler: until Kate is shot in the head]].
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' This show is very good about character wearing their vests, as well as showing the limitations. When Kensi was shot in Blye, K Part One, she was in a lot of pain and with obvious bruising through the next episode. She also makes reference to the show being off-center (she was running) or the sniper bullet would have torn through the vest and killed her.

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** ''Series/NCIS'' also toys Also toyed with this trope in the season 2 finale when Kate [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for Gibbs, protected by her bulletproof vest. The characters spend some time joking about it, [[spoiler: until Kate is shot in the head]].
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' This show is very good about character characters wearing their vests, as well as showing the limitations. When Kensi was Kensi's shot in Blye, "Blye, K Part One, she was One", she's in a lot of pain and with obvious bruising through the next episode. She also makes reference to the show shot being off-center (she was running) or the sniper bullet would have torn through the vest and killed her.


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** In "SEAL Hunter", Sam takes a bullet to the vest. Because he's a badass who's MadeOfIron, he's able to keep fighting along with the rest of the team, even dealing a CurbStompBattle to a failed marine who spent the episode posing as him.
11th Aug '17 8:15:46 PM Daedalis
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* Played painfully realistically in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'': Sheriff Bronson and her deputy wear armor that's resistant to small arms, but the previous sheriff was shot right through it with a weapon stronger than it was designed to stop. Bronson still wears the armor he died in due to lack of funds.
11th Aug '17 7:36:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* Partly played straight in ''Literature/VWars'', when Luther Swann joins a SWAT team that storms a building used by vampire terrorists. He mentions that the enemy is using teflon-coated "cop killer" bullets that go right through a bulletproof vest, as demonstrated, when one kills a SWAT team member, before striking Swann. Fortunately for him, the bullet has already lost much of its momentum, and his vest held, although he still had broken bones from the impact.
30th Jul '17 1:13:01 AM ludditetolpuddle
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* The English Comic strip "Captain Hurricane" featured the eponymous Captain's "batman", "Maggot" Malone, displaying uncharacteric courage in battle; upon "Demob" day, Maggot reveals his secret; he has been wearing a brass Cuirassier's breastplate under his battledress, found in a bombed-out chateau on D-Day, and considers himself indestructible; Hurricane responds by taking the breastplate and putting three rounds from his service Browning through it; demonstrating that it provided no protection from modern weapons. Malone responds by fainting dead away.
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