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8th Sep '17 11:11:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} gets a more high-tech bulletproof costume out of her "partnership" with the DEA.

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* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} gets a more high-tech bulletproof costume out of her "partnership" with the DEA.D.E.O.
8th Sep '17 11:09:07 AM nighttrainfm
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* ComicBook/{{Batwoman}} gets a more high-tech bulletproof costume out of her "partnership" with the DEA.
-->"I'm a damn ''superwoman.''"
26th Aug '17 2:14:20 AM Divra
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** In ''Skin Game'' a character [[spoiler: Murphy]] gets shot six times at point-blank range with a small-caliber revolver. After the fight, Butters insists on getting said character to a hospital. Butters points out that in spite of the character's vest catching all six bullets the character could well die from swelling, broken ribs and internal bleeding instead, and, in spite of being a doctor, there is no way he can treat those injuries without access to an X-ray machine and a fully stocked surgical ward.
24th Aug '17 2:58:40 AM StarTropes
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** ''Series/NCIS'' also toys with this trope in the season 2 finale when Kate [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for Gibbs, protected by her bulletproof vest. The characters spend some time joking about it, [[spoiler: until Kate is shot in the head]].
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' This show is very good about character wearing their vests, as well as showing the limitations. When Kensi was shot in Blye, K Part One, she was in a lot of pain and with obvious bruising through the next episode. She also makes reference to the show being off-center (she was running) or the sniper bullet would have torn through the vest and killed her.

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** ''Series/NCIS'' also toys Also toyed with this trope in the season 2 finale when Kate [[TakingTheBullet takes a bullet]] for Gibbs, protected by her bulletproof vest. The characters spend some time joking about it, [[spoiler: until Kate is shot in the head]].
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' This show is very good about character characters wearing their vests, as well as showing the limitations. When Kensi was Kensi's shot in Blye, "Blye, K Part One, she was One", she's in a lot of pain and with obvious bruising through the next episode. She also makes reference to the show shot being off-center (she was running) or the sniper bullet would have torn through the vest and killed her.


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** In "SEAL Hunter", Sam takes a bullet to the vest. Because he's a badass who's MadeOfIron, he's able to keep fighting along with the rest of the team, even dealing a CurbStompBattle to a failed marine who spent the episode posing as him.
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.
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