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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.
19th Jan '17 11:53:53 AM upupandaway42
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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', the VillainOfTheWeek is holding Rachel as a HumanShield, forcing Hicks to use his ImprobableAimingSkills to save her, ricocheting a bullet off a nearby sign into the the villain's back, luckily without it going ''through'' him.
25th Nov '16 6:46:17 PM Kadorhal
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* Zig-zagged in the opening of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'' with humongous mecha; one of the Cyclops team suits quickly grabs a GM so that another GM accidentally shoots him then hesitates. The Cyclops then shoots him through the shield GM. This is justified in that the [=GMs=] are using regular machine guns that don't punch straight through mobile suit armor, while the Cyclops teams' Hygoggs are using hand-mounted beam weapons that do.

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* Zig-zagged in the opening of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket'' with humongous mecha; one of the Cyclops team suits quickly grabs a GM so that another GM accidentally shoots him then hesitates. The Cyclops then shoots him through the shield GM. This is justified in that the [=GMs=] are using regular machine guns that don't punch straight through mobile suit armor, while the Cyclops teams' team's Hygoggs are using hand-mounted beam weapons that do.
23rd Nov '16 10:00:22 PM nombretomado
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** You can also do this in ''AssassinsCreedIV'', with the process streamlined from the previous game.

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** You can also do this in ''AssassinsCreedIV'', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIV'', with the process streamlined from the previous game.
19th Oct '16 12:28:56 PM erforce
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* Subverted/shown correctly in ''{{Spooks}}'' when Jo Portman manages to restrain a terrorist who is trying to blow himself and everyone else up. The only way to avert the explosion is for Ros to shoot the man, however (as both Jo and Ros realize) the bullet will go straight through him and kill Jo as well; which is what happens.

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* Subverted/shown correctly in ''{{Spooks}}'' ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' when Jo Portman manages to restrain a terrorist who is trying to blow himself and everyone else up. The only way to avert the explosion is for Ros to shoot the man, however (as both Jo and Ros realize) the bullet will go straight through him and kill Jo as well; which is what happens.



* In the final episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Weaver saves Sarah, John and Ellison from a Skynet drone attack by shapeshifting into a manta ray-like form to block the bullets and explosion.

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* In the final episode of ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Weaver saves Sarah, John and Ellison from a Skynet drone attack by shapeshifting into a manta ray-like form to block the bullets and explosion.
11th Sep '16 6:49:56 PM SmoCro
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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.
31st Aug '16 4:46:55 AM erforce
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* The video game adaptation of ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Conspiracy]]'' uses both this trope and HumanShield, depending on the fire discipline of the enemy.
* In ''GearsOfWar 2'', Marcus may actually randomly say "Hope you're bulletproof" when grabbing an enemy for this move. Just don't try it against a Grinder. That minigun will rip the guy in half in seconds.

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* The video game adaptation of ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Conspiracy]]'' ''VideoGame/TheBourneConspiracy'' uses both this trope and HumanShield, depending on the fire discipline of the enemy.
* In ''GearsOfWar 2'', ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar2'', Marcus may actually randomly say "Hope you're bulletproof" when grabbing an enemy for this move. Just don't try it against a Grinder. That minigun will rip the guy in half in seconds.
22nd Aug '16 1:42:33 PM WillKeaton
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* The obscure Creator/HowardChaykin comic ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory'' featured a government agent and a Superman {{expy}} with severe neurosis. The expy was a CorporateSponsoredSuperhero that looked good for the public while the agent was the real BadassNormal that was secretly taking down the bad guys. One image from that series involved the agent using the superhero in this fashion as seen on [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ruiGEWLNkms/TNMHHrIYJmI/AAAAAAAADxI/E8vpyo_StII/s1600/power+%26+glory+IMG_0005.jpg this cover]].

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* The obscure Creator/HowardChaykin comic ''ComicBook/PowerAndGlory'' featured a government agent and a Superman {{expy}} with severe neurosis. The expy was a CorporateSponsoredSuperhero that looked good for the public while the agent was the real BadassNormal that was secretly taking down the bad guys. One image from that series involved the agent using the superhero in this fashion as seen on [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ruiGEWLNkms/TNMHHrIYJmI/AAAAAAAADxI/E8vpyo_StII/s1600/power+%26+glory+IMG_0005.jpg this cover]].cover.]]
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