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11th Jun '18 2:03:21 AM TheRedSnifit
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* In ''VideoGame/Crysis'''s hardest difficulties, enemies wearing armor become immune to bodyshots from suppressed weapons past a certain distance. Headshots still take them down instantly though.
19th May '18 6:25:06 PM darkemyst
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* In ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Tim expounds on the bullet resistant nature of his suit and cowl, and he picks up a temporary uneasy ally in Russia who eventually reveals her true colors as a somewhat reluctant villain who always wears a ballistic vest.
29th Apr '18 10:52:36 AM nombretomado
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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman's]] batsuit in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexible fabric-like body 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.

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* [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batman's]] batsuit in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse is, like the comics, flexible fabric-like body 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.
19th Apr '18 5:50:53 AM AceOfScarabs
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** A new method of making silk layers in bulletproof vests was adopted by the Thai police, in an effort to reduce costs in having to import kevlar by using their own Thai silk instead.

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** A new method of making silk layers in [[https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/676644/thai-university-develops-silk-bullet-proof-vest bulletproof vests with layers of silk]] was adopted by the Thai police, in an effort to reduce costs in having to import kevlar by using their own Thai silk instead.
7th Apr '18 7:43:18 AM JackG
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:: [[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.

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:: ** [[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.
7th Apr '18 7:41:31 AM JackG
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* The film ''Film/MissingInAction'' features an on-the-run Creator/ChuckNorris buying a large raft-like speedboat made from "the same stuff that bulletproof vests are made of". The salesman demonstrates this by getting into his handy-dandy rotating turret machine gun and putting a few hundred rounds into it, not getting a scratch on it. In reality, some boats are made from such material, but are hardly bulletproof. Chuck Norris heroically steals the super-boat by [[BallisticDiscount holding up the salesman with his own turret gun]] and forcing him to accept a nominal sum.

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* The film ''Film/MissingInAction'' features an on-the-run Creator/ChuckNorris buying a large raft-like speedboat made from "the same stuff that bulletproof vests are made of".of" (presumably kevlar). The salesman demonstrates this by getting into his handy-dandy rotating turret machine gun and putting a few hundred rounds into it, not getting a scratch on it. In reality, some boats are made from such material, but are hardly bulletproof. Chuck Norris heroically steals the super-boat by [[BallisticDiscount holding up the salesman with his own turret gun]] and forcing him to accept a nominal sum.



* In the beginning of ''Film/AlienNation'', Sykes and his partner interrupt an armed robbery. One crook starts shooting a shotgun at the partner, who's not only wearing a bulletproof vest but is also crouched behind a car. With all that protection he should be safe, right? The shotgun's shots go right through the car ''and'' the guy's vest, killing him. Sykes later finds out the shotgun was firing special armor piercing slugs. Later, Sykes gets a gigantic revolver and puts a kevlar vest over his shooting range target, blowing holes straight through it.

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* In the beginning of ''Film/AlienNation'', Sykes and his partner interrupt an armed robbery. One crook starts shooting a shotgun at the partner, who's not only wearing a bulletproof vest but is also crouched behind a car. With all that protection he should be safe, right? The shotgun's shots go right through the car ''and'' the guy's vest, killing him. Sykes later finds out the shotgun was firing special armor piercing slugs. Later, Sykes gets a gigantic revolver a .454 Casul HandCannon and puts a kevlar vest over his shooting range target, blowing holes straight through it.



* In ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995), the villain Rath thinks he's killed a man who turns out to have faked his death. The man knew where Rath would be shooting from and with what weapon, so he wore a vest capable of stopping the bullet. A bulletproof glass divider in a taxi cab later provides a realistic GunpointBanter moment.

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* In ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995), a bulletproof glass divider in a taxi cab provides a realistic GunpointBanter moment, though at one point the villain tries a shot anyway just in case the glass isn't as tough as it was advertised. [[spoiler:Also a person Rath thinks he's killed a man who was shown sniping in the opening scene turns out to have faked his death. The man knew where Rath would be shooting from and with what weapon, so he wore a vest capable of stopping the bullet. A bulletproof glass divider in a taxi cab later provides a realistic GunpointBanter moment.]]



* ''Film/RunningScared1986''. One of the protagonists is going to retire and, getting nervous, starts wearing a bulletproof vest. There's a stigma against wearing vests in the force, so he claims that it's because he's got a bad back. His partner snarks him on it, until an accidental discharge causes ''him'' to go for a vest, whereupon the issuing sergeant says: "Let me guess, you've got a bad back too." Also when the protagonists are driving a car which has been bulletproofed, the only problem is that they can't wind down the windows to shoot back at the BigBad who's firing at them.

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* ''Film/RunningScared1986''. One of the protagonists is going to retire and, getting nervous, starts wearing a bulletproof vest. There's a [[TestosteronePoisoning stigma against wearing vests in the force, Force]], so he claims that it's because he's got a bad back. His partner snarks him on it, until an accidental discharge causes ''him'' to go for a vest, whereupon the issuing sergeant says: "Let me guess, you've got a bad back too." Also when the protagonists are driving a car which has been bulletproofed, the only problem is that they can't wind down the windows to shoot back at the BigBad who's firing at them.



* Near the end of ''Film/DeathWish3'', the gang leader had a bulletproof after Paul shot a full round of bullets at him. When he points the gun at the chief, Paul grabs the mini bazooka and fires at him.

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* Near the end of ''Film/DeathWish3'', the gang leader had is revealed to be wearing a bulletproof vest after Paul shot a full round of bullets Kersey empties his gun at him. When he points the gun at the chief, Paul grabs the mini bazooka and fires at him.So Kersey follows it up with a [[NoKillLikeOverkill small rocket launcher]].
8th Mar '18 8:31:07 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''WebComic/GrrlPower'', Maxima lets Sydney know on no uncertain terms that they have bullet ''resistant'' armor, not bullet ''proof'' armor. A powerful enough bullet ''will'' penetrate her armor, no matter how tough it is. Sydney takes this lesson to heart.
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.
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