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25th Jan '17 1:18:58 PM StFan
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->'''Artemus Gordon''': If I may make one last request? That she aim for my heart... the heart that loved this country so much.\\
'''Loveless''': Shoot him in the head.\\
'''Artemus Gordon''': Damn!

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->'''Artemus Gordon''': Gordon:''' If I may make one last request? That she aim for my heart... the heart that loved this country so much.\\
'''Loveless''': '''Loveless:''' Shoot him in the head.\\
'''Artemus Gordon''': Gordon:''' Damn!



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* Rotton the Wizard probably one of the few people in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' with the sense to wear one. Shouting out your presence when you have the jump on the enemy not so much.
* [[Manga/GunsmithCats Bean Bandit's]] moose leather jacket is an NighInvulnerable ''monstrosity'' filled with '''ceramic plates and chain mail.''' It's demonstrated to protect Bean from a barrage of ''assault rifle fire'' and '''multiple shotgun slugs.''' Downside? Only an utter monster like Bean can wear something so absurdly heavy; When Misty nudges it off a dresser, it ''breaks her foot.''
** On top of that, Bean wears a ''headband'' of the same construction. It deflects a 9mm ''contact shot.''

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* Rotton the Wizard is probably one of the few people in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' with the sense to wear one. Shouting out your presence when you have the jump on the enemy enemy, not so much.
* [[Manga/GunsmithCats ''Manga/GunsmithCats'': Bean Bandit's]] Bandit's moose leather jacket is an NighInvulnerable ''monstrosity'' filled with '''ceramic plates and chain mail.''' It's demonstrated to protect Bean from a barrage of ''assault rifle fire'' and '''multiple shotgun slugs.''' Downside? Only an utter monster like Bean can wear something so absurdly heavy; When when Misty nudges it off a dresser, it ''breaks her foot.''
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'' On top of that, Bean wears a ''headband'' of the same construction. It deflects a 9mm ''contact shot.''



* Marvel's ComicBook/{{Punisher}} originally used a similar trick, wearing heavy body-armor with a white skull that drew attention - and fire - away from his head (not to mention that the symbol's "teeth" section is a handy place to have ammo clips). Later incarnations are simply too badass to die.

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* Marvel's ComicBook/{{Punisher}} originally used a similar trick, wearing heavy body-armor with a white skull that drew attention - and fire - -- away from his head (not to mention that the symbol's "teeth" section is a handy place to have ammo clips). Later incarnations are simply too badass to die.



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* Played straight in ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Wikus is hit while [[StormingTheCastle infiltrating MNU]]. After he kills the offending shooter, he looks at the bullets left in his vest.

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* Played straight in ''Film/{{District 9}}''.''Film/District9''. Wikus is hit while [[StormingTheCastle infiltrating MNU]]. After he kills the offending shooter, he looks at the bullets left in his vest.



* In the beginning of ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', Danny Glover armors his car by hanging kevlar vests over the side windows.

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* In the beginning of ''Film/{{Predator 2}}'', ''Film/Predator2'', Danny Glover armors his car by hanging kevlar vests over the side windows.



-->'''Ramathorn''': [After shooting Mac in the jockstrap, knocking Mac on his back] How do you feel?\\
'''Mac''': Good enough...to fuck...your mother!
** [[DaChief O'Hagen]] shows up and assumes it's a trick being played on the rookie trooper, claims that he invented this gag, and that it involves the gun being loaded with blanks. (The only thing he's puzzled about is why it's Mac who is naked aside from the jockstrap, since in his day they would have forced the rookie to do it as part of [[InitiationCeremony rookie hazing]].) He then takes the gun they were using and fires it to the side to demonstrate that it's not loaded with real bullets, but winds up shooting out a window of one of the patrol cars and revealing that they really ''were'' using live ammo.
--->'''O'Hagen''': [obviously horrified] You're a sick motherfucker, Mac.
--->'''Mac''': [[InsultBackfire Thanks, Chief!]]

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-->'''Ramathorn''': -->'''Ramathorn:''' [After shooting Mac in the jockstrap, knocking Mac on his back] How do you feel?\\
'''Mac''': '''Mac:''' Good enough...enough... to fuck...fuck... your mother!
** :: [[DaChief O'Hagen]] shows up and assumes it's a trick being played on the rookie trooper, claims that he invented this gag, and that it involves the gun being loaded with blanks. (The only thing he's puzzled about is why it's Mac who is naked aside from the jockstrap, since in his day they would have forced the rookie to do it as part of [[InitiationCeremony rookie hazing]].) He then takes the gun they were using and fires it to the side to demonstrate that it's not loaded with real bullets, but winds up shooting out a window of one of the patrol cars and revealing that they really ''were'' using live ammo.
--->'''O'Hagen''': -->'''O'Hagen:''' [obviously horrified] You're a sick motherfucker, Mac.
--->'''Mac''':
Mac.\\
'''Mac:'''
[[InsultBackfire Thanks, Chief!]]



* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. When Bond is at Q Branch a man wearing an overcoat is shot with a machine gun. He opens the overcoat, revealing a bulletproof vest - it was being tested under fire, as it were.

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* ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''. When Bond is at Q Branch a man wearing an overcoat is shot with a machine gun. He opens the overcoat, revealing a bulletproof vest - -- it was being tested under fire, as it were.



* [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Batman's]] batsuit in the DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexiable fabric-like body armour. 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}} Batman's]] batsuit in the DCExtendedUniverse Film/DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexiable flexible fabric-like body armour.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.



* JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' has nigh-impenetrable [[AppliedPhlebotinum nano-weave]] body armor used by "uptime" troops, which stops any round that isn't aimed at the head or extremities. [[HotScoop Julia Duffy]]'s personal armor is actually of a much higher quality than standard-issue 21st century military. It saves her countless times, especially when [[spoiler:the Waffen-SS put her and a bunch of US Army Rangers in a line and machinegun them all]]. She still requires immediate medical attention from hydrostatic shock (even though the armor is also designed to spread the force of the impact) and spends weeks recovering.

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* JohnBirmingham's Creator/JohnBirmingham's ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' has nigh-impenetrable [[AppliedPhlebotinum nano-weave]] body armor used by "uptime" troops, which stops any round that isn't aimed at the head or extremities. [[HotScoop Julia Duffy]]'s personal armor is actually of a much higher quality than standard-issue 21st century military. It saves her countless times, especially when [[spoiler:the Waffen-SS put her and a bunch of US Army Rangers in a line and machinegun them all]]. She still requires immediate medical attention from hydrostatic shock (even though the armor is also designed to spread the force of the impact) and spends weeks recovering.



-->'''Ambassador Bartlett:''' What if someone aims at my head?
-->'''Gunnery Sgt. Granger:''' [[CaptainObvious Duck]], [[ServileSnarker ma'am.]]
* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' team suit up in Kevlar vests OnceAnEpisode.
** Garcia even addresses this when [[spoiler:Morgan gets shot by an Unsub, but leaves with some bruises]]
-->'''Garcia''': They told me you got shot...[[CaptainObvious with bullets.]]
-->'''Morgan''': I got shot in my bulletproof vest babygirl, I'm fine.
-->'''Garcia''': Why don't they make better vests? That's not bulletproof. It's like when you fall in the pool and your watch stops working, that's water ''resistant'' not water ''proof''-

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-->'''Ambassador Bartlett:''' What if someone aims at my head?
-->'''Gunnery
head?\\
'''Gunnery
Sgt. Granger:''' [[CaptainObvious Duck]], [[ServileSnarker ma'am.]]
* The ''Series/CriminalMinds'' team suit up in Kevlar vests OnceAnEpisode.
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OnceAnEpisode. Garcia even addresses this when [[spoiler:Morgan gets shot by an Unsub, but leaves with some bruises]]
-->'''Garcia''': -->'''Garcia:''' They told me you got shot...[[CaptainObvious with bullets.]]
-->'''Morgan''':
]]\\
'''Morgan:'''
I got shot in my bulletproof vest babygirl, I'm fine.
-->'''Garcia''':
fine.\\
'''Garcia:'''
Why don't they make better vests? That's not bulletproof. It's like when you fall in the pool and your watch stops working, that's water ''resistant'' not water ''proof''-''proof''.



* Body armour in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' just gives you a better chance of shrugging off injury, rather than actually preventing damage per se. Unless one has a ridiculously high Body attribute (easily gained by, say, being a Troll), just one layer of ballistic armour won't cut it against anything above light pistol fire. But that's civilian- and security-grade armour. Military-grade armour makes one totally immune to anything of too low a penetrating power, but still does not save one against being shot with an Assault Cannon set to full-auto.
* Flak jackets in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are standard equipment for basic Imperial Guard units. They're nicknamed "t-shirts" because they're so flimsy in comparison to the much heavier armors available in the game.

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* Body armour armor in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' just gives you a better chance of shrugging off injury, rather than actually preventing damage per se. Unless one has a ridiculously high Body attribute (easily gained by, say, being a Troll), just one layer of ballistic armour armor won't cut it against anything above light pistol fire. But that's civilian- and security-grade armour. Military-grade armour armor makes one totally immune to anything of too low a penetrating power, but still does not save one against being shot with an Assault Cannon set to full-auto.
* Flak jackets in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' are standard equipment for basic Imperial Guard units. They're nicknamed "t-shirts" "T-shirts" because they're so flimsy in comparison to the much heavier armors available in the game.



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* Bulletproof armor is much OlderThanTheyThink, and [[OlderThanSteam than steam]]. Back in the Middle Ages, the invention of fire arms didn't immediately end the use of armor. Blacksmiths actually shot their own armor, showing their customers that the armor would protect them - The marks left by the bullets being deflected off the plate would be the 'proof' of the armor's ability to stop bullets. However, the steel plating used in typical infantry armor did get almost twice as thick up until about 1600. This still wasn't enough to keep pace with the developments in musket power, so in the 17th century infantry slowly began abandoning armor altogether. Even for cavalry, a full suit of knight-style armor got too heavy and expensive to be practical. But as they could take a heavier loadout with them than infantry heavy cavalry compromised on slowly decreasing the amount of armor being worn, and armor survived in the form of breastplates worn by heavy cavalry (and cuirassiers in particular) in many countries throughout the 19th century and into UsefulNotes/WW1. While it was vulnerable to medium and short-range musket fire during the Napoleonic Wars, it was effective against swords, lances, and bayonets, and also had a great psychological effect on both cuirassiers and the enemy.

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* Bulletproof armor is much OlderThanTheyThink, and [[OlderThanSteam than steam]]. Back in the Middle Ages, the invention of fire arms didn't immediately end the use of armor. Blacksmiths actually shot their own armor, showing their customers that the armor would protect them - -- The marks left by the bullets being deflected off the plate would be the 'proof' of the armor's ability to stop bullets. However, the steel plating used in typical infantry armor did get almost twice as thick up until about 1600. This still wasn't enough to keep pace with the developments in musket power, so in the 17th century infantry slowly began abandoning armor altogether. Even for cavalry, a full suit of knight-style armor got too heavy and expensive to be practical. But as they could take a heavier loadout with them than infantry heavy cavalry compromised on slowly decreasing the amount of armor being worn, and armor survived in the form of breastplates worn by heavy cavalry (and cuirassiers in particular) in many countries throughout the 19th century and into UsefulNotes/WW1. While it was vulnerable to medium and short-range musket fire during the Napoleonic Wars, it was effective against swords, lances, and bayonets, and also had a great psychological effect on both cuirassiers and the enemy.
19th Jan '17 12:28:52 PM upupandaway42
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* [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Batman's]] batsuit in the DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexiable fabric-like body armour. 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.
2nd Dec '16 5:40:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''Loveless''': [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Shoot him in the head.]]\\

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'''Loveless''': [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Shoot him in the head.]]\\\\
21st Nov '16 8:28:16 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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'''Loveless''': Shoot him in the head.\\

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'''Loveless''': [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Shoot him in the head.\\]]\\
2nd Nov '16 12:17:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Monkey Suit" Homer is shown being allowed to wear one of these and repeatedly shoot himself for the fun of it at a weapons exhibit at the local museum.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the episode "The Monkey Suit" Homer is shown being allowed to wear one of these and repeatedly shoot himself for the fun of it at a weapons exhibit at the local museum.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', in ''Bender's Big Score'', [[spoiler:the lead nudist scammer wears a platinum doom-proof vest. So ''that's'' what the purple thing he was wearing was. Afterwards he regrets he hadn't been wearing doom-proof pants too.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', in ''Bender's Big Score'', [[spoiler:the lead nudist scammer wears a platinum doom-proof vest. So ''that's'' what the purple thing he was wearing was. Afterwards he regrets he hadn't been wearing doom-proof pants too.]]
2nd Nov '16 12:09:00 PM Morgenthaler
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30th Oct '16 9:29:14 AM nombretomado
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* The bulletproof vests available in ''TabletopGame{{GURPS}}'' do not inspire confidence, but they can make the difference between dead and dying.

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* The bulletproof vests available in ''TabletopGame{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' do not inspire confidence, but they can make the difference between dead and dying.
29th Oct '16 9:37:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Marvel's ComicBook/{{Punisher}} originally used a similar trick, wearing heavy body-armor with a white skull that drew attention - and fire - away from his head (not to mention that the symbol's "teeth" section is a handy place to have ammo clips). Later incarnations are simply too BadAss to die.

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* Marvel's ComicBook/{{Punisher}} originally used a similar trick, wearing heavy body-armor with a white skull that drew attention - and fire - away from his head (not to mention that the symbol's "teeth" section is a handy place to have ammo clips). Later incarnations are simply too BadAss badass to die.



* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''. Sherlock's typical BadAss take-down of a Cossack assassin is interrupted by a Gypsy woman throwing several knives into the Cossack's chest. Cue EyeAwaken as it's revealed the assassin has wooden boards sewn into his coat as protection.

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* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''. Sherlock's typical BadAss badass take-down of a Cossack assassin is interrupted by a Gypsy woman throwing several knives into the Cossack's chest. Cue EyeAwaken as it's revealed the assassin has wooden boards sewn into his coat as protection.
26th Oct '16 8:06:54 PM ultimomant
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* In the final scene of ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', Joe wears a piece of metal boiler plate under his serape. He goads Ramone to shoot him in the heart, which Ramone does repeatedly to little effect. Ramone is terrified and quickly wastes all his bullets. It's portrayed decently accurately; boiler plate, being made to handle steam boilers, ''is'' strong enough to block a bullet, and Joe does ket knocked back from the hits. He just gets back up afterwards.

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* In the final scene of ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', Joe wears a piece of metal boiler plate under his serape. He goads Ramone to shoot him in the heart, which Ramone does repeatedly to little effect. Ramone is terrified and quickly wastes all his bullets. It's portrayed decently accurately; boiler plate, being made to handle steam boilers, ''is'' strong enough to block a bullet, and Joe does ket get knocked back from the hits. He just gets back up afterwards.
10th Oct '16 5:50:16 AM KaiEll
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode 'Coyote Lovely,' Archer shoots Cyril to knock him out after discovering the latter is wearing one of these.
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