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23rd May '16 9:01:05 PM Willbyr
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* ''Literature/FateZero'' revealed that, in the NasuVerse, Church Executioners wear bulletproof ''priest robes''.

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* ''Literature/FateZero'' revealed that, in the NasuVerse, Franchise/NasuVerse, Church Executioners wear bulletproof ''priest robes''.
8th May '16 2:39:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AbleTeam (the 1980's HeroesRUs spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'') wore kevlar vests with a steel trauma plate insert, which came in useful when Carl Lyons got shot at point-blank range with an [=AK47=] in Cairo, leading to quips that he'd been shot in the head, and the terrorists had better issue armor-piercing ammo when 'The Ironman' came around.

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* AbleTeam Able Team (the 1980's HeroesRUs spin-off of ''TheExecutioner'') ''Literature/TheExecutioner'') wore kevlar vests with a steel trauma plate insert, which came in useful when Carl Lyons got shot at point-blank range with an [=AK47=] in Cairo, leading to quips that he'd been shot in the head, and the terrorists had better issue armor-piercing ammo when 'The Ironman' came around.
3rd May '16 9:22:03 PM Arawn999
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In fiction, a bulletproof vest is capable of stopping anything up to including armor-piercing bullets fired by centerfire rifles. The shot might knock you down and leave you with a hole in your shirt, but you'll get up just fine. In games, vests either stop all damage or reduce it, but are often destroyed when they take enough damage. Video game injuries are a matter of mathematical equation, whereas in RealLife there is a great deal of randomness involved.

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In fiction, a bulletproof vest is capable of stopping anything up to and including armor-piercing bullets fired by centerfire rifles. The shot might knock you down and leave you with a hole in your shirt, but you'll get up just fine. In games, vests either stop all damage or reduce it, but are often destroyed when they take enough damage. Video game injuries are a matter of mathematical equation, whereas in RealLife there is a great deal of randomness involved.
1st May '16 2:58:35 AM AceOfScarabs
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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. 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.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.
16th Apr '16 8:32:02 PM SbenLives
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And don't forget, when someone does get shot when wearing a vest, has been mistaken for dead, gets emotionalized over and then sits up with a bewildered look on their face, they will always, ALWAYS part their shirt to reveal the vest, usually with bullets showing in it. Well almost always. In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode [[spoiler: "For Love or Money", Anton Dubcek merely credits the vest, without ripping the shirt open.]] Generally they will then immediately remove the vest, even if the danger might not be over.

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And don't forget, when someone does get shot when wearing a vest, has been mistaken for dead, gets emotionalized over and then sits up with a bewildered look on their face, they will always, ALWAYS part their shirt to reveal the vest, usually with bullets showing in it. Well almost always. In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode [[spoiler: "For Love or Money", Anton Dubcek merely credits the vest, without ripping the shirt open.]] Generally they They will then immediately remove the vest, even if the danger might not be over.
18th Mar '16 9:51:02 AM ObsidianFire
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* Subverted in ''Film/WildWildWest'' as quoted above; played straight by his partner who is shot in the chest but survives because of the vest sewn into his clothes without his knowledge. Note that Loveless isn't actually DangerouslyGenreSavvy; he's just a jackass.

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* Subverted in ''Film/WildWildWest'' as quoted above; played straight by his partner who is shot in the chest but survives because of the vest sewn into his clothes without his knowledge. Note that Loveless isn't actually DangerouslyGenreSavvy; he's just a jackass.
19th Feb '16 8:21:01 PM GrammarNavi
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And don't forget, when someone does get shot when wearing a vest, has been mistaken for dead, gets emotionalized over and then sits up with a bewildered look on their face, they will always, ALWAYS part their shirt to reveal the vest, usually with bullets showing in it. Well almost always. In the MacGyver [[spoiler: episode "For Love or Money", Anton Dubcek merely credits the vest, without rippingthe shirt open.]] Generally they will then immediately remove the vest, even if the danger might not be over.

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And don't forget, when someone does get shot when wearing a vest, has been mistaken for dead, gets emotionalized over and then sits up with a bewildered look on their face, they will always, ALWAYS part their shirt to reveal the vest, usually with bullets showing in it. Well almost always. In the MacGyver ''Series/MacGyver'' episode [[spoiler: episode "For Love or Money", Anton Dubcek merely credits the vest, without rippingthe ripping the shirt open.]] Generally they will then immediately remove the vest, even if the danger might not be over.
19th Feb '16 11:31:55 AM EchoFourDelta
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** There are several types of body armor available for US troops, not including commercial, non-military vests. The most common is Interceptor armor, which is rated to stop a standard (i.e. non-armor-piercing) assault rifle round and will protect against most pistol rounds and shrapnel. There's also the more standard "flak jacket", typically worn by non-combat personnel away from the front lines, which is effective against low-powered pistol rounds and some shrapnel. The Improved Outer Tactical Vest has mostly replaced Interceptor body armor, being less bulky with better protection and additional features.

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** There are several types of body armor available for US troops, not including commercial, non-military vests. The most common is Interceptor armor, current iterations used by the various services, more or less variants on a similar design theme, are capable of stopping armor-piercing .30-06 rounds, which is rated to stop a standard (i.e. non-armor-piercing) assault hit harder and penetrate more effectively than the full-sized rifle round cartridge faced in threat weapons like the PKM and will protect against most pistol rounds and shrapnel. There's also SVD rifles, the more standard "flak jacket", typically worn by non-combat personnel away from the front lines, which is effective against low-powered pistol rounds and some shrapnel. The Improved Outer Tactical Vest has mostly replaced Interceptor body armor, being less bulky with better protection and additional features.7.62x54mm rimmed Russian cartridge.
8th Jan '16 7:33:46 AM Ominae
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Nowadays, modern vests of various types can double as bulletproof vests by having armor plates inserted into it.
3rd Jan '16 11:06:55 AM TheWanderer
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-->(After shooting Mac, knocking him on his back.)
-->'''Ramathorn''': How do you feel?
-->'''Mac''': Good enough...to fuck...your mother!
** DaChief 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 Mac is the who's naked aside from the jockstrap, since in his day it would have been the rookie doing it as part of rookie hazing.) He then takes the gun they were using and fires it to the side to demonstrate that they're not real bullets, but winds up shooting out a window of one of the patrol cars and revealing that they really ''were'' using live ammo.
--->'''Chief''': [obviously horrified] You're a sick motherfucker, Mac.

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-->(After shooting Mac, knocking him on his back.)
-->'''Ramathorn''': [After shooting Mac in the jockstrap, knocking Mac on his back] How do you feel?
-->'''Mac''':
feel?\\
'''Mac''':
Good enough...to fuck...your mother!
** DaChief [[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 the who's naked aside from the jockstrap, since in his day it they would have been forced the rookie doing to do it as part of [[InitiationCeremony rookie hazing.hazing]].) He then takes the gun they were using and fires it to the side to demonstrate that they're 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.
--->'''Chief''': --->'''O'Hagen''': [obviously horrified] You're a sick motherfucker, Mac.
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