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20th Dec '16 6:19:38 AM Xoorligan
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** Saiyans in general seem to have very durable bodies. Goku had all his limbs broken or disabled and was still able to beat King Piccolo and Piccolo. He also got beaten so badly by King Piccolo that his heart stopped and restarted on its own. He got hit multiple times in pressure points and got up after a few seconds with only minor pain. When Goku and Raditz were hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon it took Goku several minutes to die despite having a giant hole in his chest (or [[{{Bowdlerise}} a giant burn mark]] in the ''Kai'' version). Piccolo had to crush Raditz's head in to kill him quickly since, hole or no hole, he was still able to talk and brag. Goku got pummeled to a pulp by Frieza for several episodes and still had the endurance to become Super Saiyan without fainting, something that is supposed to be highly exhausting the first time. Not to mention, Gohan got his ''freaking'' neck broken and was still alive.

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** Saiyans in general seem to have very durable bodies. Goku had all his limbs broken or disabled and was still able to beat King Piccolo and Piccolo. He also got beaten so badly by King Piccolo that his heart stopped and restarted on its own. He got hit multiple times in pressure points and got up after a few seconds with only minor pain. When Goku and Raditz were hit by Piccolo's Special Beam Cannon it took Goku several minutes to die despite having a giant hole in his chest (or [[{{Bowdlerise}} a giant burn mark]] in the ''Kai'' version). Piccolo had to crush Raditz's head in to kill him quickly since, hole or no hole, he was still able to talk and brag. Goku got pummeled to a pulp by Frieza for several episodes and still had the endurance to become Super Saiyan without fainting, something that is supposed to be highly exhausting the first time. Not to mention, Gohan got his ''freaking'' neck freaking ''neck'' broken and was still alive.
25th Nov '16 9:32:14 PM nombretomado
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** ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' does the same thing in that wounds and bruises affected your ability to take further damage. An optional rule (usually invoked for Iron Age games) stipulates that all rolls suffer a penalty. Taking a significant enough blow can leave you stunned, staggered, unconscious, disabled, or dying (specific states that hamper your actions).
** ''{{Champions}}'' uses two stats; Body and Stun. An attack that inflicts Body damage has actually injured the character; enough injury results in the character's death. Stun damage can leave the character dazed (lose an action) or result in the character becoming unconscious.

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** ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' does the same thing in that wounds and bruises affected your ability to take further damage. An optional rule (usually invoked for Iron Age games) stipulates that all rolls suffer a penalty. Taking a significant enough blow can leave you stunned, staggered, unconscious, disabled, or dying (specific states that hamper your actions).
** ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' uses two stats; Body and Stun. An attack that inflicts Body damage has actually injured the character; enough injury results in the character's death. Stun damage can leave the character dazed (lose an action) or result in the character becoming unconscious.
6th Nov '16 6:13:34 PM nombretomado
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* The JackieChan movie ''Film/WheelsOnMeals'' includes this in the climactic fight scene. Widely considered one of the best fight sequences ever recorded.
* Neo and Smiths final confrontation in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' goes on for at least 10 minutes with both not really showing that any of the battle is affecting them until the very end.

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* The JackieChan Creator/JackieChan movie ''Film/WheelsOnMeals'' includes this in the climactic fight scene. Widely considered one of the best fight sequences ever recorded.
* Neo and Smiths Smith's final confrontation in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' goes on for at least 10 minutes with both not really showing that any of the battle is affecting them until the very end.
29th Oct '16 3:54:55 PM nombretomado
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* [[HajimeNoIppo Ippo]] is notable for three things, strength (he punches way above his weight class), stamina, and an iron will. In a long bout, this trope is very much in evidence, as Ippo just never gives up, and can take a lot of punishment. The scariest thing for his opponents, after the intensity in his eyes, is that his punches just don't die.

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* [[HajimeNoIppo [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Ippo]] is notable for three things, strength (he punches way above his weight class), stamina, and an iron will. In a long bout, this trope is very much in evidence, as Ippo just never gives up, and can take a lot of punishment. The scariest thing for his opponents, after the intensity in his eyes, is that his punches just don't die.
6th Oct '16 12:48:38 PM eroock
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->''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!"''

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->''AS ->''"AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!"''
6th Oct '16 12:48:09 PM eroock
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->'''''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!'''''

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->'''''AS ->''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!'''''HALF!"''
24th Sep '16 5:44:29 PM nombretomado
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* The first two episodes of ''DeathBattle'' solidly averted this trope as both combatants had a LifeMeter, making it not only quite obvious who was winning, but also why, as you could visually compare a fighter's LifeMeter before and after his/her opponent's attacks. The third episode onward dropped the {{life meter}}s and this trope has been played straight ever since. Though there is occasional blood, fighters rarely show any visible damage (this even applies to their clothes), and more often than not take extremely powerful blows throughout the fight yet walk away at the end like nothing ever happened. Some aversions/subversions:

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* The first two episodes of ''DeathBattle'' ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' solidly averted this trope as both combatants had a LifeMeter, making it not only quite obvious who was winning, but also why, as you could visually compare a fighter's LifeMeter before and after his/her opponent's attacks. The third episode onward dropped the {{life meter}}s and this trope has been played straight ever since. Though there is occasional blood, fighters rarely show any visible damage (this even applies to their clothes), and more often than not take extremely powerful blows throughout the fight yet walk away at the end like nothing ever happened. Some aversions/subversions:
7th Aug '16 6:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* Mounty Oum's ''{{Haloid}}'' had somewhat realistic levels of combat, given that the two combatants were wearing armor that would rival a 50-ton tank. However, his follow up series ''DeadFantasy'' has characters taking insane amounts of damage and just getting up for more. In addition to the random pummeling and slashing, the most notable moments so far were Kasumi taking a bullet to the chest and just getting knocked down for a bit and Tifa taking an axe to her exposed midriff and not even flinching (although she did get knocked back about twenty feet).

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* Mounty Oum's ''{{Haloid}}'' ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}'' had somewhat realistic levels of combat, given that the two combatants were wearing armor that would rival a 50-ton tank. However, his follow up series ''DeadFantasy'' ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' has characters taking insane amounts of damage and just getting up for more. In addition to the random pummeling and slashing, the most notable moments so far were Kasumi taking a bullet to the chest and just getting knocked down for a bit and Tifa taking an axe to her exposed midriff and not even flinching (although she did get knocked back about twenty feet).
29th Jul '16 1:35:13 PM Willbyr
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-> '''Wrestling/JimRoss:''' '''''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!'''''
-->-- ''Ross on Wrestling/MickFoley, shortly after Foley is thrown off the Hell in a Cell through a table and gets back up.''

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-> '''Wrestling/JimRoss:''' '''''AS ->'''''AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!'''''
-->-- ''Ross '''''Wrestling/JimRoss''' on Wrestling/MickFoley, shortly after Foley is thrown off the Hell in a Cell through a table and gets back up.''






29th Jul '16 1:34:47 PM Willbyr
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* ''UltimateMuscle''. Sure, that "Ultimate Muscle" power can account for a sudden comeback, and the protagonist's sheer HeroicResolve probably counts for something... but somewhere around the third time he gets thrashed until he can barely stand up, only to start fighting back a few minutes later with renewed energy, it just gets ridiculous.

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* ''UltimateMuscle''.''Anime/UltimateMuscle''. Sure, that "Ultimate Muscle" power can account for a sudden comeback, and the protagonist's sheer HeroicResolve probably counts for something... but somewhere around the third time he gets thrashed until he can barely stand up, only to start fighting back a few minutes later with renewed energy, it just gets ridiculous.
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