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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.
29th Jul '17 5:19:24 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'', John has a tailor who specializes in crafting [[BadassInANiceSuit custom suits for assassins and bodyguards]]. Said tailor introduces him to a new set of cutting edge cloth-thin body armor that is sewn into the lining of said suits, though it is [[RealityEnsues "quite painful."]] [[note]]Being paper thin, it prevents penetration, but the force of the impact still gets through.[[/note]] It saves John's ass multiple times in the film.
9th Jul '17 1:23:52 PM nombretomado
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*** This is just formalizing what some soldiers have jerry-rigged for decades. Many US Army helicopter crews in Vietnam were issued flak jackets. Since helicopters were mostly shot at from below, the jackets were often used as seat cushions rather than worn conventionally. Bomber crews during WorldWarII would often do the same with ''their'' flak jackets for similar reasons.

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*** This is just formalizing what some soldiers have jerry-rigged for decades. Many US Army helicopter crews in Vietnam were issued flak jackets. Since helicopters were mostly shot at from below, the jackets were often used as seat cushions rather than worn conventionally. Bomber crews during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII would often do the same with ''their'' flak jackets for similar reasons.
28th Jun '17 9:31:31 PM PaulA
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* The final battle scene in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' has both protagonists take multiple bursts from submachine guns and close-range rocket strikes and they suffer almost no ill effects whatsoever. These vests are borderline {{Pocket Protector}}s as neither character takes any hits to their arms or legs.

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* The final battle scene in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'' ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'' has both protagonists take multiple bursts from submachine guns and close-range rocket strikes and they suffer almost no ill effects whatsoever. These vests are borderline {{Pocket Protector}}s as neither character takes any hits to their arms or legs.
20th Jun '17 7:29:06 AM StarSword
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* Literature/KrisLongknife and her companions have survived several assassination attempts with bulletproof lingerie of various kinds (provided by her [[BattleButler maid/bodyguard]] Abby), most commonly body stockings woven from spider silk. This is usually backed up with a spider silk girdle reinforced with ceramic slats to stop heavier caliber rounds.
19th Jun '17 6:44:41 AM Doug86
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* [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Batman's]] batsuit in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexible fabric-like body armor. It works well against gunfire, as in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batman's cowl even deflects a point-blank gunshot to the back of the his head, although it clearly still ''hurts''. The same fight also show that, like a real bulletproof vest, the batsuit is less resistant to knives, since Batman gets stabbed through it.

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* [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman's]] batsuit in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexible fabric-like body armor. It works well against gunfire, as in ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Batman's cowl even deflects a point-blank gunshot to the back of the his head, although it clearly still ''hurts''. The same fight also show that, like a real bulletproof vest, the batsuit is less resistant to knives, since Batman gets stabbed through it.
18th Jun '17 12:48:54 PM TrueBlue170
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** In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Tannen watches a movie set in the Wild West where a man survives gun shots thanks to this, as {{foreshadowing}} for the next sequel; In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', Marty hides a stove door under his shirt just in case, and being GenreSavvy, acts out a scene from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' with Mad Dog Biff.

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** In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Tannen watches a movie set in the Wild West where a man survives gun shots thanks to this, as {{foreshadowing}} for the next sequel; In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', Marty hides a stove door under his shirt just in case, and being GenreSavvy, acts out a scene from ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' with Mad Dog Biff.Tannon.
18th Jun '17 12:48:40 PM TrueBlue170
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** In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Tannen watches a movie set in the Wild West where a man survives gun shots thanks to this, as {{foreshadowing}} for the next sequel; In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', Marty hides a stove door under his shirt just in case, and being GenreSavvy, acts out a scene from ''AFistfullOfDollars'' with Mad Dog Biff.

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** In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'', Tannen watches a movie set in the Wild West where a man survives gun shots thanks to this, as {{foreshadowing}} for the next sequel; In ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', Marty hides a stove door under his shirt just in case, and being GenreSavvy, acts out a scene from ''AFistfullOfDollars'' ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' with Mad Dog Biff.
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