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3rd Jan '17 11:59:33 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Sigrun gets a troll bite on her arm in Chapter 9, which doesn't really get to heal properly between getting dragged into fights and her own neglect of it when she is not in her fight. In Chapter 12, she decides to stop wearing her sling and use the arm normally desite it still disturbing her. During the massive attack in Chapter 13, a troll going for the tank containing the group's two non-immune members escapes her because her arm acts up enough to make her lose her grip on her knife, which in turns distracts her long enough to get swatted by the tail of another troll.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Sigrun gets a troll bite on her arm in Chapter 9, which doesn't really get to heal properly between getting dragged into fights and her own neglect of it when she is not in her a fight. In Chapter 12, she decides to stop wearing her sling and use the arm normally desite it still disturbing her. During the massive attack in Chapter 13, a troll going for the tank containing the group's two non-immune members escapes her because her arm acts up enough to make her lose her grip on her knife, which in turns distracts her long enough to get swatted by the tail of another troll.
18th Dec '16 1:54:21 PM Someoneman
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** Taken to a [[TearJerker heartbreaking extent]] in Date's rematch with Ricardo Martinez; [[spoiler: Date's special MegatonPunch, the Heartbreak Shot, gets thrown twice- the first time Ricardo blocks it by shear luck with his elbow, shattering Date's right hand. The second time he throws it, his timing and the setup are absolutely perfect and it's a straight shot to the knock-out, except the damage sustained from the first shot robs him of the power he needs to clinch it]].

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** Taken to a [[TearJerker heartbreaking extent]] in In Date's rematch with Ricardo Martinez; Martinez, [[spoiler: Date's special MegatonPunch, the Heartbreak Shot, gets thrown twice- the first time Ricardo blocks it by shear luck with his elbow, shattering Date's right hand. The second time he throws it, his timing and the setup are absolutely perfect and it's a straight shot to the knock-out, except the damage sustained from the first shot robs him of the power he needs to clinch it]].



* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' Bond sustains two shots to his chest and shoulder. [[spoiler:He loses his iconic aim with the Walther PPK due to these injuries, and he never recovers them by the end of the movie. Also M is hit with the thug's gunfire in a non-lethal area [[RealityEnsues but]] [[TearJerker due to her age, she dies from the injury due to bleeding out]].]]

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* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' Bond sustains two shots to his chest and shoulder. [[spoiler:He loses his iconic aim with the Walther PPK due to these injuries, and he never recovers them by the end of the movie. Also M is hit with the thug's gunfire in a non-lethal area [[RealityEnsues but]] [[TearJerker due to her age, she dies from the injury due to bleeding out]].out.]]



* Used as a ChekhovsGun ''twice'' in ''Film/PointBreak1991'' when Creator/KeanuReeves's [[InformedAbility Informed Disability]] (a literal Game-Breaking Injury from his character's football career) prevents him from capturing Patrick Swayze's BigBad. Also facilitates a [[FoeYay Crowning Moment of Foe Yay]] so powerful it had be to [[LampshadeHanging explicitly referenced]] in ''Film/HotFuzz''.

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* Used as a ChekhovsGun ''twice'' in ''Film/PointBreak1991'' when Creator/KeanuReeves's [[InformedAbility Informed Disability]] (a literal Game-Breaking Injury from his character's football career) prevents him from capturing Patrick Swayze's BigBad. Also facilitates a [[FoeYay Crowning Moment of Foe Yay]] so powerful it had be to [[LampshadeHanging explicitly referenced]] in ''Film/HotFuzz''.



* [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Gloriously subverted]] by the Green Bay Packers in UsefulNotes/SuperBowl 45. Not only did they come into the game missing 8 of their 22 regular starters, but two of their top players on offense (Donald Driver) and defense (Charles Woodson) left the game in the second quarter leading to both men reportedly giving fiery speeches about overcoming adversity at halftime... [[{{Determinator}} it worked]].

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* [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Gloriously subverted]] Subverted]] by the Green Bay Packers in UsefulNotes/SuperBowl 45. Not only did they come into the game missing 8 of their 22 regular starters, but two of their top players on offense (Donald Driver) and defense (Charles Woodson) left the game in the second quarter leading to both men reportedly giving fiery speeches about overcoming adversity at halftime... [[{{Determinator}} it worked]].



** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Amazingly subverted]] in the case of Bobby Baun of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In game six of the Stanley Cup Finals, Baun, who broke his ankle earlier in the game, skated on for the overtime and scored the game winning goal. This would propel the Leafs into a game 7 Stanley Cup victory over their opponents (Baun also played in that game as well).

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** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Amazingly subverted]] Subverted]] in the case of Bobby Baun of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In game six of the Stanley Cup Finals, Baun, who broke his ankle earlier in the game, skated on for the overtime and scored the game winning goal. This would propel the Leafs into a game 7 Stanley Cup victory over their opponents (Baun also played in that game as well).
10th Dec '16 11:56:37 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', Sigrun gets a troll bite on her arm in Chapter 9, which doesn't really get to heal properly between getting dragged into fights and her own neglect of it when she is not in her fight. In Chapter 12, she decides to stop wearing her sling and use the arm normally desite it still disturbing her. During the massive attack in Chapter 13, a troll going for the tank containing the group's two non-immune members escapes her because her arm acts up enough to make her lose her grip on her knife, which in turns distracts her long enough to get swatted by the tail of another troll.
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28th Nov '16 12:41:48 PM Gamermaster
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** Jill Stola from ''Anime/VividStrike'' used to be a skilled martial artist, but she was forced to stop competing after she received an unspecified injury while during training.
10th Nov '16 9:42:02 PM __Vano
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Game-Breaking Injuries can be used either as a plot device or as a means of character development. With enough HeroicResolve, The Hero might be able to push through the pain and continue fighting. If a member of TheTeam is involved in this trope and he or she is of greater skill than The Big Bad, they might suffer a Game-Breaking Injury to level the playing field. Sometimes this ally is a RetiredBadass who has an old war injury. If this character is TheMentor, then you can bet for sure that this injury will be the cause of his undoing. Often a way to make it so YouCanBarelyStand.

TruthinTelevision, of course, especially in the sports world, where severe injuries can bench players during critical moments not to mention end their careers and leave them crippled for life.

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Game-Breaking Injuries can be used either as a plot device or as a means of character development. With enough HeroicResolve, The Hero might be able to push through the pain and continue fighting. If a member of TheTeam is involved in this trope and he or she is of greater skill than The Big Bad, they might suffer a Game-Breaking Injury to level the playing field. Sometimes this ally is a RetiredBadass who has an old war injury. If this character is TheMentor, then you can bet for sure that this injury will be the cause of [[MentorOccupationalHazard his undoing.undoing]]. Often a way to make it so YouCanBarelyStand.

TruthinTelevision, TruthInTelevision, of course, especially in the sports world, where severe injuries can bench players during critical moments moments, not to mention end their careers and leave them crippled for life.
28th Oct '16 1:13:25 AM ZorotheGallade
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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', a character can be crippled by wounds to different parts of the body. For example, broken arms can leave someone unable to wield weapons or shields, a severed motor nerve in the leg can leave someone unable to stand, eye injuries cause blindness, etc. Fortunately, multiple weapons and shields can be equipped to the same hand, and crutches can be used to regain standing ability, albeit at the cost of a speed penalty.

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* In ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'', a character can be crippled by wounds to different parts of the body. For example, broken arms can leave someone unable to wield weapons or shields, a severed motor nerve in the leg can leave someone unable to stand, eye injuries cause blindness, etc. Fortunately, multiple weapons and shields can be equipped to the same hand, and crutches can be used to regain standing ability, albeit at the cost of a speed penalty. That is, [[RealityEnsues if they can survive not only the blood loss from the injury, but also whatever caused it in the first place]].
18th Oct '16 4:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Downplayed. [[spoiler: Judy's leg gets torn during the incident at the museum, robbing her of her mobility that made her a FragileSpeedster. That said, she and Nick's greatest strength was always their wits and they incorporate the injury into their plan. She's back in good health in the epilogue.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', during Optimus Prime and Megatron's final battle, Megatron is aware he is losing the fight and starts tossing rocks at Optimus. He then throws a shard of metal from a ship at him, cutting his side open, taking advantage of the injury and making it worse by slicing open the wound with an energon sword. Later on while holding Hot Rod hostage, he shoots him in the same wound and also in the chest and face fatally wounding him, but just before he passes out he manages to knock Megatron off a cliff, severely wounding him. The damage inflicted on Megatron in the battle is so severe that he cannot defend himself from Starscream's treachery the way he usually does when Starscream tosses him into space on the way back to Cybertron.
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Downplayed. [[spoiler: Judy's leg gets torn during the incident at the museum, robbing her of her mobility that made her a FragileSpeedster. That said, she and Nick's greatest strength was always their wits and they incorporate the injury into their plan. She's back in good health in the epilogue.]]



* Westley has a game-breaking condition in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', but uses ToThePain to win regardless.

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* Westley has a game-breaking condition in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'', but uses ToThePain to win regardless.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'', during Optimus Prime and Megatron's final battle, Megatron is aware he is losing the fight and starts tossing rocks at Optimus. He then throws a shard of metal from a ship at him, cutting his side open, taking advantage of the injury and making it worse by slicing open the wound with an energon sword. Later on while holding Hot Rod hostage, he shoots him in the same wound and also in the chest and face fatally wounding him, but just before he passes out he manages to knock Megatron off a cliff, severely wounding him.
** The damage inflicted on Megatron in the battle is so severe that he cannot defend himself from Starscream's treachery the way he usually does when Starscream tosses him into space on the way back to Cybertron.
18th Oct '16 4:15:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** The same happens in the series finale, as when Spike is StormingTheCastle, he is shot in the arm, which puts it out of action. [[BadAss Barely slows him down though]].

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** The same happens in the series finale, as when Spike is StormingTheCastle, he is shot in the arm, which puts it out of action. [[BadAss Barely slows him down though]].though.



* Emperor Commodus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' stabs Maximus right before their final duel to give himself an unfair advantage. Maximus is too much of a BadAss {{Determinator}} to let that stop him from kicking the Emperor's ass. [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion Though he still dies from the stabbing]].]]

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* Emperor Commodus in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' stabs Maximus right before their final duel to give himself an unfair advantage. Maximus is too much of a BadAss {{Determinator}} to let that stop him from kicking the Emperor's ass. [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion Though he still dies from the stabbing]].]]



* Toward the end of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kylo Ren]] takes a near-direct blast from Chewie's boltcaster. He still puts up an [[BadAss incredible fight]] (considering that most people hit by that thing are blown across the room ''in pieces''), but it puts him off his game enough that Finn is able to hold his own with a lightsaber against him for a brief period and Rey was actually able to [[Awesome/TheForceAwakens take him down]]]].

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* Toward the end of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' [[spoiler:[[BigBad Kylo Ren]] takes a near-direct blast from Chewie's boltcaster. He still puts up an [[BadAss incredible fight]] fight (considering that most people hit by that thing are blown across the room ''in pieces''), but it puts him off his game enough that Finn is able to hold his own with a lightsaber against him for a brief period and Rey was actually able to [[Awesome/TheForceAwakens take him down]]]].
18th Oct '16 4:14:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' Bond sustains two shots to his chest and shoulder. [[spoiler:He loses his iconic aim with the Walther PPK due to these injuries, and he never recovers them by the end of the movie. Also M is hit with the thug's gunfire in a non-lethal area [[RealityEnsues but]] [[TearJerker due to her age, she dies from the injury due to bleeding out]].]]

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** * In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' Bond sustains two shots to his chest and shoulder. [[spoiler:He loses his iconic aim with the Walther PPK due to these injuries, and he never recovers them by the end of the movie. Also M is hit with the thug's gunfire in a non-lethal area [[RealityEnsues but]] [[TearJerker due to her age, she dies from the injury due to bleeding out]].]]
7th Oct '16 10:09:54 AM triscion
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** Unfortunately for the Knights, the next they meet him, Guts is in prime condition, having spent several days recovering in a sacred spring and had his BFS reforged.

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** Unfortunately for the Knights, Knights this was ''not'' the case the next time they meet him, met; Guts is in prime condition, having had spent several days recovering in a sacred spring and had his BFS reforged. was packing new/reforged equipment, including the ''[[{{BFS}} Dragonslayer]]''. At least they were smart enough to run after he cleaved a few of their mounted units in half.
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