History Main / BulletproofVest

16th Feb '18 9:47:00 AM foxmccloud4387
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[[caption-width-right:350:It's not enough to stop shrapnel - notice the bloodstain - but it's better than nothing.]]
10th Feb '18 5:41:13 PM JackG
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* ''Film/TheDeadPool''. Quan accepts Harry Callahan's advice to wear a bulletproof vest and as a result is the only partner of Harry's to survive a movie -- when a bomb goes off, he only gets a few broken ribs.

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* ''Film/TheDeadPool''. Quan accepts Harry Callahan's advice The only partners of Inspector Callahan who survive are those savvy enough to wear a bulletproof vest -- Chico in ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and as a result is the only partner of Harry's to survive a movie -- when a bomb goes off, he only gets a few broken ribs.Quan in ''Film/TheDeadPool''.
10th Feb '18 9:09:33 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheDeadPool''. Quan accepts Harry Callahan's advice to wear a bulletproof vest and as a result is the only partner of Harry's to survive a movie -- when a bomb goes off, he only gets a few broken ribs.
26th Jan '18 1:57:13 AM foxley
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* One episode in ''True Blue'' had two criminals rob a bank wearing full body armor, requiring the police forces to use a high-powered rifle to take down one of the criminals.

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* One episode in ''True Blue'' ''Series/TrueBlue'' had two criminals rob a bank wearing full body armor, requiring the police forces to use a high-powered rifle to take down one of the criminals.



* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "The Coltons" we learn that both Frank and Jesse wear these: a fact that saves their lives. [[spoiler: The usual reveal is subverted in "For Love or Money": after surviving a shot to the chest, Anton Dubcek merely mentions the vest, without ripping his shirt open to prove it.]]

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* ''Series/MacGyver'': ''Series/MacGyver1985'': In "The Coltons" we learn that both Frank and Jesse wear these: a fact that saves their lives. [[spoiler: The usual reveal is subverted in "For Love or Money": after surviving a shot to the chest, Anton Dubcek merely mentions the vest, without ripping his shirt open to prove it.]]
13th Jan '18 7:12:38 PM erforce
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* Parodied in WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, where in the spoof of ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' and ''Film/XMen'' movies, one of the graduates shoots himself in the head after Xavier's introduction of the bulletproof uniforms. After which, Xavier says "Of course, they can only protect the parts of you that are covered."

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* Parodied in WesternAnimation/RobotChicken, where in the spoof of ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' and ''Film/XMen'' ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' movies, one of the graduates shoots himself in the head after Xavier's introduction of the bulletproof uniforms. After which, Xavier says "Of course, they can only protect the parts of you that are covered."
10th Jan '18 1:01:24 AM TitaniumDragon
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** The problem with the Dragon Skin, according to testing done by the US military, was that while it was very effective when it worked, it often ''didn't'' work due to poor quality control in construction. In addition, it was more likely not to work in very hot climates, as the adhesive holding the small plates in place would fail, resulting in gaps in protection. Taking into consideration where American troops often deploy nowadays, and it becomes easy to see why they were less than thrilled with the test results.

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** The problem with the Dragon Skin, according to testing done by the US military, was that while it was very effective when it worked, it often ''didn't'' work due to poor quality control in construction. In addition, it was more likely not would degrade when exposed to work in very hot climates, environments, as the adhesive holding the small plates "scales" in place would fail, resulting in gaps in protection. Taking into consideration where American troops often deploy nowadays, and it becomes easy to see why they were less than thrilled with the test results.
10th Jan '18 12:59:34 AM TitaniumDragon
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** The problem with the Dragon Skin, according to testing done by the US military, was that while it was very effective when it worked, it often ''didn't'' work due to poor quality control in construction. In addition, it was more likely not to work in very hot climates. Taking into consideration where American troops often deploy nowadays, and it becomes easy to see why they were less than thrilled with the test results.

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** The problem with the Dragon Skin, according to testing done by the US military, was that while it was very effective when it worked, it often ''didn't'' work due to poor quality control in construction. In addition, it was more likely not to work in very hot climates.climates, as the adhesive holding the small plates in place would fail, resulting in gaps in protection. Taking into consideration where American troops often deploy nowadays, and it becomes easy to see why they were less than thrilled with the test results.
7th Jan '18 11:12:05 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', the plot revolves around the sale of "cop killer" bullets that pierce through police armor. In one scene, a character survives by simply wearing ''two'' vests on top of each other. The viewer is expected to ignore that [[FridgeLogic these magical rounds were already shown going through two layers of a vest earlier in the movie]].

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** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', the plot revolves around the sale of "cop killer" bullets that pierce through police armor. In one scene, a character survives by simply wearing ''two'' vests on top of each other. The viewer is expected to ignore that [[FridgeLogic these magical rounds were already shown going through two layers of a vest earlier in the movie]].
7th Jan '18 11:11:23 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Subverted in ''Film/RoboCop1987''. Murphy, wearing full body armor, is shot dozens of times and the vest gets shredded from it. It keeps him alive, but in horrible agony long enough for Boddicker to finish him off ([[WeCanRebuildHim temporarily) with a headshot.

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* Subverted in ''Film/RoboCop1987''. Murphy, wearing full body armor, is shot dozens of times and the vest gets shredded from it. It keeps him alive, but in horrible agony long enough for Boddicker to finish him off ([[WeCanRebuildHim temporarily) temporarily]]) with a headshot.



** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', the plot revolves around the sale of "cop killer" bullets that pierce through police armor. In one scene, a character survives by simply wearing ''two'' vests on top of each other.

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** In ''Film/LethalWeapon3'', the plot revolves around the sale of "cop killer" bullets that pierce through police armor. In one scene, a character survives by simply wearing ''two'' vests on top of each other. The viewer is expected to ignore that [[FridgeLogic these magical rounds were already shown going through two layers of a vest earlier in the movie]].
7th Jan '18 11:09:18 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Subverted in ''Film/RoboCop1987''. Murphy, wearing full body armor, is shot dozens of times and the vest gets shredded from it.

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* Subverted in ''Film/RoboCop1987''. Murphy, wearing full body armor, is shot dozens of times and the vest gets shredded from it. It keeps him alive, but in horrible agony long enough for Boddicker to finish him off ([[WeCanRebuildHim temporarily) with a headshot.



* In ''Film/BigGame'', Morris wears a bulletproof vest, although the strongest it's pitted against is an arrow. It bounces off harmlessly, [[spoiler:although the vest doesn't protect from the ''force'' of the impact and it's enough to dislodge this bullet splinter into Morris' heart.]]

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* In ''Film/BigGame'', Morris wears a bulletproof vest, although the strongest it's pitted against is an arrow. It bounces off harmlessly, [[spoiler:although even though the type of vest he's wearing doesn't stop sharp objects in reality. [[spoiler:Double-subverted, as the arrow managed to hit a bullet fragment embedded in the bad guy's chest, and the vest doesn't protect from the ''force'' of the impact and it's impact, which is enough to dislodge this bullet splinter into Morris' his heart.]]
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