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11th Nov '17 5:37:40 AM Pilomotor
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*** [[spoiler:"old wounds and scar tissue" nothing; part of his chest is ''held together with steel mesh bolted in place.'' If he wasn't an Alien, he would be ''dead'']].

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*** [[spoiler:"old [[spoiler:"Old wounds and scar tissue" nothing; part of his chest is ''held together with steel mesh bolted in place.'' If He'd definitely be dead by now if he wasn't an Alien, he would be ''dead'']].was actually human]].
30th Jul '17 8:45:59 PM Ninjat126
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** Season 5 features living humans (and other creatures) ending up on the sharp side of Jack's weaponry. A major element of the season is Jack coming to terms with having killed someone, as [[DramaticIrony he thought the mooks attacking him were just more robots.]]
19th Jul '17 8:34:15 AM rdococ
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Taken to extremes, these shows often have to take a time-out for a VerySpecialEpisode to prove that, in fact, those [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red lasers]], swords, or (censors forbid) ''guns'' are not in fact toys, and can kill people. Our heroes will learn a valuable lesson about not running with atomic-powered scissors, and they'll use their weapons or powers with more restraint--[[ResetButton until tomorrow's episode.]]

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Taken to extremes, these shows often have to take a time-out for a VerySpecialEpisode to prove that, in fact, those [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red lasers]], swords, or (censors forbid) ''guns'' are not in fact toys, and can kill people. Our heroes will learn a valuable lesson about not running with atomic-powered scissors, and they'll use their weapons or powers with more restraint--[[ResetButton restraint--[[AesopAmnesia until tomorrow's episode.]]
14th May '17 8:56:39 PM nombretomado
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* This can become especially hard to swallow when an absurdly competent fighter uses lethal weapons but feels that ThouShaltNotKill, like in ''{{Trigun}}''.

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* This can become especially hard to swallow when an absurdly competent fighter uses lethal weapons but feels that ThouShaltNotKill, like in ''{{Trigun}}''.''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.
17th Mar '17 2:58:52 PM Daethalion
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. Despite the titular creatures having claws that can carve stone, the strength of several men to each individual, and being native to a period of time in which wars were quite savage and bloody, no permanent damage is ever inflicted during their battles - even when those battles involve guns, swords, or explosives (which most do). The only things ever actually destroyed are of course robots or cybernetic parts. May be a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]], since this also allows multiple villains to continue harassing the gargoyles indefinitely, and the gargoyles do explicitly convert to a more pacifistic approach as they integrate further into modern society.
30th Nov '16 5:50:03 AM jormis29
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* Thor's hammer Mjolnir doesn't have an edge, but the same principle still applies, given that he's capable of caving in a mountain with it. It was mentioned by another character that Thor never strikes a mortal, no matter how strong, with his full might, but even so, it ought to be punching Mjolner-shaped holes through most enemies.

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* Thor's ComicBook/{{Thor}}'s hammer Mjolnir {{Mjolnir}} doesn't have an edge, but the same principle still applies, given that he's capable of caving in a mountain with it. It was mentioned by another character that Thor never strikes a mortal, no matter how strong, with his full might, but even so, it ought to be punching Mjolner-shaped holes through most enemies.
4th Sep '16 8:32:25 AM erforce
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* The PinkPanther cartoons took this to extremes sometimes, with two characters continually blasting each other point blank with blunderbusses, resulting in nothing more than blackened skin. Even for a cartoon, it gets ridiculous after the twentieth shot to the face.

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* The PinkPanther ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'' cartoons took this to extremes sometimes, with two characters continually blasting each other point blank with blunderbusses, resulting in nothing more than blackened skin. Even for a cartoon, it gets ridiculous after the twentieth shot to the face.
30th May '16 9:43:05 AM notShemp
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* UnflinchingFaithInTheBrakes
16th May '16 11:39:32 AM Doug86
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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer''. Conan carries a weapon made of ThunderboltIron that will send any of the serpent-men he strikes back to AnotherDimension (his allies have similar weapons), but all he ever seems to do against normal human opponents is body-slam them. This is not the case in the [[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian original material]].

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* Played straight in ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer''. Conan carries a weapon made of ThunderboltIron that will send any of the serpent-men he strikes back to AnotherDimension (his allies have similar weapons), but all he ever seems to do against normal human opponents is body-slam them. This is not the case in the [[Literature/ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian original material]].
6th Apr '16 2:40:43 PM FrankieLynn
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'' plays this very similarly to the ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga'' example above, with Matt using what is obviously lethal force and the writers having his targets live anyway, so he won't break his code. They even go out of their way to have someone mention that a man Matt threw off of a roof slipped into a coma rather than dying. The difference is that the show doesn't skimp out on the blood and guts.
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