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* In the Original/Basic and Advanced versions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', many monsters were outright immune to all damage inflicted by weapons that weren't magical. Additionally, in these versions of the game, wizards could invoke this trope with a spell called "Protection From Normal Missiles", which made them immune to any projectile weapon that wasn't enchanted.
2nd Jul '17 4:28:14 PM Taskmaster123
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* Ben Grimm, AKA The Thing from the mainstream Marvel Universe, has a unique take on this trope. While he is bulletproof, it's been mentioned on many occasions that while a small number of bullets (no matter what the caliber or even if they're armor-piercing) is no problem, heavy and sustained automatic fire could chip away at his armor sufficiently enough to allow bullets to start getting through. Then, as Ben puts it, he'd be in for a bad case of bleeding.
8th Jun '17 10:58:42 AM lillolillo
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* ''Manga/CityHunter'':
** Anyone dosed with Angel Dust becomes functionally this. They will eventually die, but unless it's an headshot it will take a while, and in the meantime they'll kill you. And not even an headshot is a sure way to kill them on the spot.
** Umibozu is partly immune: due his sheer size, he can easily shrug off being shot with .38 Special bullets.
20th May '17 2:19:10 AM upupandaway42
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** In Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, the back of Batman's cowl is tough enough to deflect a point blank shot.

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** In Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', the back of Batman's cowl is tough enough to deflect a point blank shot.
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** In Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, the back of Batman's cowl is tough enough to deflect a point blank shot.
6th May '17 7:57:55 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in the ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'' series, in which the US military is quite effective, resourceful, and badass. It's the {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s and TheMenInBlack who cause most of the problems.

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* Averted in the ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'' ''Film/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'' series, in which the US military is quite effective, resourceful, and badass. It's the {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s and TheMenInBlack who cause most of the problems.
13th Apr '17 6:34:15 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2975 SCP-2975 ("Another Sun")]]. ''[[http://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/scp-2975/Another%20Sun.html Another Sun]]'' is a Tale associated with SCP-2975. After Mobile Task Force Sigma-3 enters a crevasse and is transported to another world, they see gigantic wolf-like beings as tall as a skyscraper. When they fire on one such being, it has no effect at all.
13th Apr '17 5:55:18 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096 SCP-096 ("The Shy Guy")]]. SCP-096 was shot in the leg and head by a modified XM500 anti-materiel rifle but wasn't even slowed down. Even if shot with thousands of rounds of ammo or hit with an anti-tank launcher it will keep on attacking.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096 SCP-096 ("The Shy Guy")]]. SCP-096 was shot in the leg and head by a modified XM500 anti-materiel rifle but wasn't even slowed down. Even if shot with thousands of rounds of ammo or hit with an anti-tank launcher launcher, it will keep on attacking.



** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-855 SCP-855 ("The Film Hall")]]. While the Hall was in Horror Film mode a killer from a SlasherMovie emerged and attacked the guards, who reported that bullets had little effect on him.

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** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-855 SCP-855 ("The Film Hall")]]. While the Hall was in Horror Film mode mode, a killer from a SlasherMovie emerged and attacked the guards, who reported that bullets had little effect on him.


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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2970 SCP-2970 ("Holy Misplacement")]]. SCP-2970 is a human being who was given magical artificial implants to improve his capabilities. When he broke containment and escaped from site 30, bullets fired at him were deflected before hitting him.
12th Apr '17 11:36:23 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', Gallaxhar's giant robot is able to take everything the U.S. Army can throw at it, leading to this line:
-->'''President:''' Eat lead, alien robot! ''(Fires his gun, beat)'' Evidently, [[LiteralMetaphor they eat lead]]. Huh.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', Gallaxhar's giant robot is able to take everything the U.S. Army can throw at it, leading to this line:
--> '''President:''' Eat lead, alien robut! ''(Fires his gun, beat)'' Evidently, [[LiteralMetaphor they eat lead]]. Huh.



--> '''Blossom, as bankrobbers' bullets are bouncing off of her and her sisters''': "Why do they ''always'' wanna do it the hard way?"

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--> '''Blossom, as bankrobbers' '''Blossom:''' ''[as bank robbers' bullets are bouncing off of her and her sisters''': sisters]'' "Why do they ''always'' wanna do it the hard way?"
12th Apr '17 11:23:03 PM AthenaBlue
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-->-- '''Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart''', ''Series/DoctorWho''

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-->-- '''Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart''', ''Series/DoctorWho''
''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]]



* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark and other Kryptonians, obviously, although Clark likes to {{dodge|TheBullet}} or [[BulletCatch catch]] bullets when he's bored.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' did this a lot. In fact, the trope is named after Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's quote from ''Robot''.

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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark and other Kryptonians, obviously, although Clark likes to {{dodge|TheBullet}} or [[BulletCatch catch]] the original ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' TV series, villains would always shoot at Superman's massive chest, the bullets bouncing off, and then throw the gun at his head -- and he would duck. This reflected the fact that the bullets were just special effects, but the gun was a solid prop. This is spoofed in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' when he's bored.
several bank robbers are shooting at Franchise/WonderWoman who deflects the bullets. They empty their clips and one gets ready to throw the gun at her when she sarcastically comments "Yeah, like that's gonna work." This was also spoofed during Creator/PeterDavid's run on Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. A bunch of mook villains were firing at Supergirl; when they ran out of bullets one threw his gun at her. Instead of ducking or the gun bouncing off of her, she fell over much to the shock of the mooks. After a beat she jumped back up again and said "I always wanted to do that" before dealing with the mooks.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** The Haxil Beast was a subversion: Early in the episode, Angel is looking up addresses for shooting ranges. Wesley then comments "Guns can kill it? Well, that ''does'' make things easier!" Even though it turns out that the monster itself is either immune or highly resistant to bullets, it gets brought down anyway when Wesley uses a gun to [[spoiler:shoot a tank of liquid helium that Angel had thrown at it, freezing the monster, which is then shattered by blunt force]].
** Another episode has Wes shoot at the [[BigBad Beast]] (who is apparently MadeOfIndestructium) [[MoreDakka repeatedly for a long time]] before running out of ammo and realizing it's not going to work. The same melee also featured axes, swords, crossbow bolts, wooden stakes; [[TheWorfEffect everything that Team Angel could throw at it to no avail]].
** A demon mob boss from ''The Prodigal'' was unharmed by gunfire, but not to the swing of an axe.
** After a woman is possessed by an EldritchAbomination, [[StakingTheLovedOne Wesley swings an axe at her neck]]. The blade shatters on her skin and she doesn't even notice the blow. Bullets have no effect either, thanks to her ability to slow down time.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Judge boasted that no weapon forged could stop him. The last time he got taken out, an army had to be brought to bear and most of them died. However, Xander figured out that the term was descriptive, not proscriptive, and that weapons technology had come a long way since then. The Judge gets one-shotted into a million pieces by a rocket launcher, effectively putting him down (sure the pieces were twitching, but they ain't doing much else).
** Vampires can't be killed by bullets. [[ImmortalityHurts That said, they do hurt a lot.]]
** Or immune to crossbow bolts, in Glory's case.
* Most demons in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' did does this a lot. In fact, the trope is named after Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's quote from ''Robot''.[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]].



** Also averted in those episodes [[BackedByThePentagon where the British Armed Forces get to show off their toys]], .e.g. the Silurians being cut down by a Royal Navy 40mm Bofors cannon in "The Sea Devils".
** Subverted by the Sontarans, who were "immune" to bullets by way of using a special signal emitter that made Earth guns not work (they made the copper bullets expand in the barrel so that they wouldn't fire). The humans respond by getting bullets not made of copper. Much slaughtering of Sontarans ensues ([[InformedAbility despite the Doctor previously stressing that the Sontarans were masters of warfare who could not be defeated...]]).
** In "Planet of the Dead", UNIT [[spoiler:manages to take out three armored flying stingrays with guns and rockets. The UNIT commanding officer is ''very'' pleased to finally encounter a monster open to traditional killing]].

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** Also averted in those episodes [[BackedByThePentagon where the British Armed Forces get to show off their toys]], .toys]], e.g. the Silurians being cut down by a Royal Navy 40mm Bofors cannon in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils "The Sea Devils".
Devils"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]]: Subverted by the Sontarans, who were "immune" to bullets by way of using a special signal emitter that made Earth guns not work (they made the copper bullets expand in the barrel so that they wouldn't fire). The humans respond by getting bullets not made of copper. Much slaughtering of Sontarans ensues ([[InformedAbility despite the Doctor previously stressing that the Sontarans were masters of warfare who could not be defeated...]]).
defeated . . .]])[[labelnote:*]]Keep in mind, though, that's coming from a TechnicalPacifist who strongly dislikes soldiers[[/labelnote]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead", Dead"]], UNIT [[spoiler:manages to take out three armored flying stingrays with guns and rockets. The UNIT commanding officer is ''very'' pleased to finally encounter a monster open to traditional killing]].



** One of the more marked examples, however, are with the new series Daleks. Daleks were already armored enough to withstand bullets [[GoForTheEye unless you aimed for the eyestalk]], but as first seen in "Dalek", they take this a step further with a shielding system that makes bullets ''disappear'' just before they even reach their casings.
** Time Lords are apparently immune to regular bullets [[MercyInvincibility in the first few hours after regenerating]], as lampshaded in "Let's Kill Hitler" [[spoiler: by Mels. "Tip for you all: never shoot a girl while she's regenerating!"]]
* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Sleeper", the sleeper agents emitted a field that made them invulnerable to needles, scalpels and bullets - none could break their skin. However, by the end of the story, Torchwood had deactivated it, allowing them to fall to bullets.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (and later series) used this for the Borg, who would become immune to a particular phaser setting after the first (or sometimes second or third) time one of them was shot with it. Despite phaser immunities, the Borg were not actually immune to bullets, and actual firearms were quite effective against them. As was, surprisingly enough, melee combat with simple metal blades.
** Technically, since the incident in question was on the holodeck, they were bullet-shaped force fields.
** Worf chopping off a Borg's arm and tying his damaged suit shut with the severed wires in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** The changelings from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' are a race of intelligent slimes who can assume the form of other creatures or objects. Since they have no organs, they are immune to bullets, being stabbed, or blunt trauma. Even if parts of the body are cut off, they revert to ooze and remerge with the rest of the body. Energy weapons, fire, and electricity are the only thing that can harm them. Even then, a shapeshifted Klingon is shown needing an absolutely obscene amount of fire poured into it to kill it.
** A similar case turned up in one of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novels: The frothingly xenophobic aliens known as the Bekkir are firearms junkies, but since everyone else in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe uses energy weapons, the Bekkir developed armor (even spacecraft-grade armor) designed to reflect energy weapon beams. The only ways to affect them: captured rifles, explosives (phasers overloaded into bombs), extreme heat, or an EMP.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The series used this for Anubis' Kull Warriors, which were basically indestructible by any weapon short of a heavy artillery shell (they can't fight physics). The Tok'ra and SGC had to develop a specialized energy weapon just to fight them.
** Inverted with the Replicators, who were immune to energy weapons, but fell apart if struck by so much as a single bullet center mass. Human-form replicators play it straight, though.
** Some Goa'uld like to use energy shields that render them immune to fast-moving bullets. But not to slower-moving thrown knives.
*** However that last part might be justified in that an energy shield that prevents ALL solid objects from penetrating it might prevent said Goa'uld from being able to partake in certain activities that are essential to life, such as eating, without deactivating the shield as demonstrated by Rodney [=McKay=] in the Atlantis episode "Hide and Seek".
*** The same idea was used in Dune, which is why learning to knife-fight was such a big deal in that universe.
* The Wraith in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' were first introduced as functionally Immune To Bullets due to their HealingFactor. After a season or so, however, VillainDecay set in, and now Wraith soldiers die just as easily as any other enemy Mook from a burst of P90 fire. {{Justified|Trope}} in that it was explicitly stated that their regeneration is based upon how long ago it was that they fed. With fewer supplies, most wraith haven't been feeding as much and thus, VillainDecay.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Judge boasted that no weapon forged could stop him. The last time he got taken out, an army had to be brought to bear and most of them died. However, Xander figured out that the term was descriptive, not proscriptive, and that weapons technology had come a long way since then. The Judge gets one-shotted into a million pieces by a rocket launcher, effectively putting him down (sure the pieces were twitching, but they ain't doing much else).
** Vampires can't be killed by bullets. [[ImmortalityHurts That said, they do hurt a lot.]]
** Or immune to crossbow bolts, in Glory's case.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** The Haxil Beast was a subversion: Early in the episode, Angel is looking up addresses for shooting ranges. Wesley then comments "Guns can kill it? Well, that ''does'' make things easier!" Even though it turns out that the monster itself is either immune or highly resistant to bullets, it gets brought down anyway when Wesley uses a gun to [[spoiler:shoot a tank of liquid helium that Angel had thrown at it, freezing the monster, which is then shattered by blunt force]].
** Another episode has Wes shoot at the [[BigBad Beast]] (who is apparently MadeOfIndestructium) [[MoreDakka repeatedly for a long time]] before running out of ammo and realizing it's not going to work. The same melee also featured axes, swords, crossbow bolts, wooden stakes; [[TheWorfEffect everything that Team Angel could throw at it to no avail]].
** A demon mob boss from ''The Prodigal'' was unharmed by gunfire, but not to the swing of an axe.
** After a woman is possessed by an EldritchAbomination, [[StakingTheLovedOne Wesley swings an axe at her neck]]. The blade shatters on her skin and she doesn't even notice the blow. Bullets have no effect either, thanks to her ability to slow down time.

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** One of the more marked examples, however, are is with the new series Daleks. Daleks were already armored enough to withstand bullets [[GoForTheEye unless you aimed for the eyestalk]], but as first seen in "Dalek", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]], they take this a step further with a shielding system that makes bullets ''disappear'' just before they even reach their casings.
** Time Lords are apparently immune to regular bullets [[MercyInvincibility in the first few hours after regenerating]], as lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler" Hitler"]] [[spoiler: by Mels. "Tip for you all: never shoot a girl while she's regenerating!"]]
* ** In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Sleeper", the sleeper agents emitted a field that made them invulnerable to needles, scalpels and bullets - -- none could break their skin. However, by the end of the story, Torchwood had deactivated it, allowing them to fall to bullets.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (and later series) used this for the Borg, who would become immune to a particular phaser setting after the first (or sometimes second or third) time In one episode of them was shot with it. Despite phaser immunities, the Borg were not actually immune to bullets, and actual firearms were quite effective against them. As was, surprisingly enough, melee combat with simple metal blades.
** Technically, since the incident in question was on the holodeck, they were bullet-shaped force fields.
** Worf chopping off a Borg's arm and tying his damaged suit shut with the severed wires in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** The changelings from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' are a race of intelligent slimes who can assume the form of other creatures or
''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' reveals that Taelons, being EnergyBeings, cannot be harmed by physical objects. Since they have no organs, they are immune to bullets, being stabbed, or blunt trauma. Even if parts of the body are cut off, they revert to ooze and remerge with the rest of the body. Energy weapons, fire, and electricity are the only thing that can harm them. Even then, As a shapeshifted Klingon is shown needing an absolutely obscene amount of fire poured into it to kill it.
** A similar case turned up in one of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novels: The frothingly xenophobic aliens known as the Bekkir are firearms junkies, but since everyone else in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe uses energy weapons, the Bekkir developed armor (even spacecraft-grade armor) designed to reflect energy weapon beams. The only ways to affect them: captured rifles, explosives (phasers overloaded into bombs), extreme heat, or an EMP.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The series used this for Anubis' Kull Warriors, which were basically indestructible by any weapon short of a heavy artillery shell (they can't fight physics). The Tok'ra and SGC had to develop a specialized energy weapon just to fight them.
** Inverted with the Replicators, who were immune to energy weapons, but fell apart if struck by so much as a single bullet center mass. Human-form replicators play it straight, though.
** Some Goa'uld like to use energy shields that render them immune to fast-moving bullets. But not to slower-moving thrown knives.
*** However that last part might be justified in that an energy shield that prevents ALL solid objects from penetrating it might prevent said Goa'uld from being able to partake in certain activities that are essential to life, such as eating, without deactivating the shield as demonstrated by Rodney [=McKay=] in the Atlantis episode "Hide and Seek".
*** The same idea was used in Dune, which is why learning to knife-fight was such a big deal in that universe.
* The Wraith in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' were first introduced as functionally Immune To Bullets due to their HealingFactor. After a season or so, however, VillainDecay set in, and now Wraith soldiers die just as easily as any other enemy Mook from a burst of P90 fire. {{Justified|Trope}} in that it was explicitly stated that their regeneration is based upon how long ago it was that they fed. With fewer supplies, most wraith haven't been feeding as much and thus, VillainDecay.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Judge boasted that no weapon forged could stop him. The last time he got taken out, an army had to be brought to bear and most of them died. However, Xander figured out that the term was descriptive, not proscriptive, and that weapons technology had come a long way since then. The Judge gets one-shotted into a million pieces by a rocket launcher, effectively putting him down (sure the pieces were twitching, but they ain't doing much else).
** Vampires can't be killed by bullets. [[ImmortalityHurts That said, they do hurt a lot.]]
** Or immune to crossbow bolts, in Glory's case.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** The Haxil Beast was a subversion: Early in the episode, Angel is looking up addresses for shooting ranges. Wesley then comments "Guns can kill it? Well, that ''does'' make things easier!" Even though it turns out that the monster itself is either immune or highly resistant to bullets, it gets brought down anyway when Wesley uses a gun to [[spoiler:shoot a tank of liquid helium that Angel had thrown at it, freezing the monster, which is then shattered by blunt force]].
** Another episode has Wes shoot at the [[BigBad Beast]] (who is apparently MadeOfIndestructium) [[MoreDakka repeatedly for a long time]] before running out of ammo and realizing it's not going to work. The same melee also featured axes, swords, crossbow bolts, wooden stakes; [[TheWorfEffect everything that Team Angel could throw at it to no avail]].
** A demon mob boss from ''The Prodigal'' was unharmed by gunfire, but not to the swing of an axe.
** After
demonstration, Zo'or lets a woman is possessed by an EldritchAbomination, [[StakingTheLovedOne Wesley swings an axe at her neck]]. The blade shatters on her skin and she put a finger through his forehead, although he can obviously be seen reacting to this. This doesn't even notice stop them from interacting with the blow. Bullets have no effect either, thanks world and people as a solid being would. The Atavus (ancestors to Taelons and energy vampires) in Season 5 are immune not only to bullets but also low-power energy weapons. It takes Renee a number of shots from her ability energy pistol to slow down time.take one down.



* In the original ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' TV series, villains would always shoot at Superman's massive chest, the bullets bouncing off, and then throw the gun at his head -- and he would duck. This reflected the fact that the bullets were just special effects, but the gun was a solid prop. This is spoofed in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' when several bank robbers are shooting at Franchise/WonderWoman who deflects the bullets. They empty their clips and one gets ready to throw the gun at her when she sarcastically comments "Yeah, like that's gonna work." This was also spoofed during Creator/PeterDavid's run on Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. A bunch of mook villains were firing at Supergirl; when they ran out of bullets one threw his gun at her. Instead of ducking or the gun bouncing off of her, she fell over much to the shock of the mooks. After a beat she jumped back up again and said "I always wanted to do that" before dealing with the mooks.
* The Visitors in ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' wore [[JustifiedTrope body armor]] to ward off small-calibre weapons fire. However, the Resistance eventually gets better ammo that can punch through while Donovan has a stolen energy pistol that is effective as well.
* Any time in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' when the team whips out their big powerful team weapon (usually combined from each Ranger's personal weapon) to use on the MonsterOfTheWeek ''before'' the end of the episode draws near, you just know it's [[TheWorfBarrage not going to work]].
** The trope shows up in its classic form in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce.'' Initially mundane authorities, and later the Silver Guardians, will often try to take on the MonsterOfTheWeek before the Rangers show up. It never works, and [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (of the extremely painful kind) Ensues]].
* Pretty much every MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/SpecialUnit2''. And there is that gnome liaison, Carl who is immune to everything except diamond...
* The smoke monster in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is apparently immune to bullets, as demonstrated by an unfortunate redshirt mercenary who attempts shooting it with an assault rifle only to be dragged into the jungle and mauled.
* A [[RecurringCharacter recurring joke character]] in ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien'' had ♪ bulletproof legs ♫. Another character would always shoot him in his gut.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'': [[spoiler: Hyde isn't immune to bullets, just extremely hard to kill; in the finale, he takes several hundred rounds to the chest, and survives just long enough to drive off his attackers before finally dying]].
* Most demons in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.

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* In the original ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' TV series, villains would always shoot at Superman's massive chest, the bullets bouncing off, and then throw the gun at his head -- and he would duck. This reflected the fact that the bullets were just special effects, but the gun was a solid prop. This ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Nick is spoofed in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' when several bank robbers are shooting at Franchise/WonderWoman who deflects the bullets. They empty their clips and one gets ready to throw the gun at her when she sarcastically comments "Yeah, like that's gonna work." This was also spoofed during Creator/PeterDavid's run on Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. A bunch of mook villains were firing at Supergirl; when they ran out of bullets one threw his gun at her. Instead of ducking or the gun bouncing off of her, she fell over much to the shock of the mooks. After a beat she jumped back up again and said "I always wanted to do that" before dealing with the mooks.
* The Visitors in ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' wore [[JustifiedTrope body armor]] to ward off small-calibre weapons fire. However, the Resistance eventually gets better ammo that can punch through while Donovan has a stolen energy pistol that is effective as well.
* Any time in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' when the team whips out their big powerful team weapon (usually combined from each Ranger's personal weapon) to use on the MonsterOfTheWeek ''before'' the end of the episode draws near, you just know it's [[TheWorfBarrage not going to work]].
** The trope shows up in its classic form in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce.'' Initially mundane authorities, and later the Silver Guardians, will
often try to take on shot in the MonsterOfTheWeek before the Rangers show up. It never works, and [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (of the extremely painful kind) Ensues]].
* Pretty much every MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/SpecialUnit2''. And there is that gnome liaison, Carl
line of duty, but since he's a vampire he quickly recovers. He'll often use this to his advantage as well by making himself a shield for other people who is immune wouldn't be able to everything except diamond...
* The smoke monster in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is apparently immune to bullets, as demonstrated by an unfortunate redshirt mercenary who attempts shooting
survive it with an assault rifle only to be dragged into the jungle and mauled.
* A [[RecurringCharacter recurring joke character]] in ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien'' had ♪ bulletproof legs ♫. Another character would always shoot him in his gut.
otherwise.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'': [[spoiler: Hyde isn't immune to bullets, just extremely hard to kill; in the finale, he takes several hundred rounds to the chest, and survives just long enough to drive off his attackers before finally dying]].
* Most demons in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
dying.]]



* Almost every monster in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is immune to normal bullets. The only thing shooting reliably (if it isn't salt or silver) does is piss the monster off.
* In one episode of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' reveals that Taelons, being EnergyBeings, cannot be harmed by physical objects. As a demonstration, Zo'or lets a woman put a finger through his forehead, although he can obviously be seen reacting to this. This doesn't stop them from interacting with the world and people as a solid being would. The Atavus (ancestors to Taelons and energy vapmires) in Season 5 are immune not only to bullets but also low-power energy weapons. It takes Renee a number of shots from her energy pistol to take one down.

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* Almost every A [[RecurringCharacter recurring joke character]] in ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien'' had ♪ bulletproof legs ♫. Another character would always shoot him in his gut.
* The smoke
monster in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is apparently immune to normal bullets. The only thing bullets, as demonstrated by an unfortunate redshirt mercenary who attempts shooting reliably (if it isn't salt or silver) does is piss with an assault rifle only to be dragged into the monster off.
jungle and mauled.
* In one episode of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' reveals Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Deconstructed with Series/LukeCage. Luke has impenetrable skin
that Taelons, being EnergyBeings, cannot bullets, blades, and other objects can't penetrate. However, only his skin is invincible, so when a weapon with enough concussive force is used against him, he can receive internal injuries.
** In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', the impact from Jessica firing a shotgun pressed directly against his neck in an attempt to break Kilgrave's control over him causes massive internal injuries and bleeding, which then can't
be harmed treated by physical objects. As a demonstration, Zo'or lets a woman put a finger conventional means because there's no way to get through his forehead, although he skin. Claire has to insert the needle through his eye socket to drain the fluid that builds up.
** In [[Series/LukeCage2016 Luke's own show]], the first type of bullet that
can obviously be seen reacting to this. This doesn't stop them from interacting penetrate Luke's skin comes along -- the Judas, made of Chitauri metal with a bit of time-delayed explosives. When Diamondback shoots him with them, the world and people as a solid being would. The Atavus (ancestors HealingFactor makes it incredibly difficult for Claire to Taelons and energy vapmires) in Season 5 are immune not only to bullets but also low-power energy weapons. It takes Renee a number of shots from her energy pistol get it out, forcing Claire to take one down.Luke all the way back to the doctor who supervised the original experiment that gave Luke his powers, then douse him in an acid bath along with some salt and boil it to weaken his skin enough to cut it and get the fragments out of him.



* Any time in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' when the team whips out their big powerful team weapon (usually combined from each Ranger's personal weapon) to use on the MonsterOfTheWeek ''before'' the end of the episode draws near, you just know it's [[TheWorfBarrage not going to work]].
** The trope shows up in its classic form in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce.'' Initially mundane authorities, and later the Silver Guardians, will often try to take on the MonsterOfTheWeek before the Rangers show up. It never works, and [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (of the extremely painful kind) Ensues]].
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark and other Kryptonians, obviously, although Clark likes to {{dodge|TheBullet}} or [[BulletCatch catch]] bullets when he's bored.
* Pretty much every MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/SpecialUnit2''. And there is that gnome liaison, Carl who is immune to everything except diamond...
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The series used this for Anubis' Kull Warriors, which were basically indestructible by any weapon short of a heavy artillery shell (they can't fight physics). The Tok'ra and SGC had to develop a specialized energy weapon just to fight them.
** Inverted with the Replicators, who were immune to energy weapons, but fell apart if struck by so much as a single bullet center mass. Human-form replicators play it straight, though.
** Some Goa'uld like to use energy shields that render them immune to fast-moving bullets. But not to slower-moving thrown knives.
*** However that last part might be justified in that an energy shield that prevents ALL solid objects from penetrating it might prevent said Goa'uld from being able to partake in certain activities that are essential to life, such as eating, without deactivating the shield as demonstrated by Rodney [=McKay=] in the Atlantis episode "Hide and Seek".
*** The same idea was used in Dune, which is why learning to knife-fight was such a big deal in that universe.
* The Wraith in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' were first introduced as functionally Immune To Bullets due to their HealingFactor. After a season or so, however, VillainDecay set in, and now Wraith soldiers die just as easily as any other enemy Mook from a burst of P90 fire. {{Justified|Trope}} in that it was explicitly stated that their regeneration is based upon how long ago it was that they fed. With fewer supplies, most wraith haven't been feeding as much and thus, VillainDecay.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (and later series) used this for the Borg, who would become immune to a particular phaser setting after the first (or sometimes second or third) time one of them was shot with it. Despite phaser immunities, the Borg were not actually immune to bullets, and actual firearms were quite effective against them. As was, surprisingly enough, melee combat with simple metal blades.
** Technically, since the incident in question was on the holodeck, they were bullet-shaped force fields.
** Worf chopping off a Borg's arm and tying his damaged suit shut with the severed wires in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** The changelings from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' are a race of intelligent slimes who can assume the form of other creatures or objects. Since they have no organs, they are immune to bullets, being stabbed, or blunt trauma. Even if parts of the body are cut off, they revert to ooze and remerge with the rest of the body. Energy weapons, fire, and electricity are the only thing that can harm them. Even then, a shapeshifted Klingon is shown needing an absolutely obscene amount of fire poured into it to kill it.
** A similar case turned up in one of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novels: The frothingly xenophobic aliens known as the Bekkir are firearms junkies, but since everyone else in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe uses energy weapons, the Bekkir developed armor (even spacecraft-grade armor) designed to reflect energy weapon beams. The only ways to affect them: captured rifles, explosives (phasers overloaded into bombs), extreme heat, or an EMP.



* Almost every monster in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is immune to normal bullets. The only thing shooting reliably (if it isn't salt or silver) does is piss the monster off.
* The Visitors in ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' wore [[JustifiedTrope body armor]] to ward off small-calibre weapons fire. However, the Resistance eventually gets better ammo that can punch through while Donovan has a stolen energy pistol that is effective as well.



* Deconstructed with the MCU version of Series/LukeCage. Luke has impenetrable skin that bullets, blades, and other objects can't penetrate. However, only his skin is invincible, so when a weapon with enough concussive force is used against him, he can receive internal injuries.
** In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', the impact from Jessica firing a shotgun pressed directly against his neck in an attempt to break Kilgrave's control over him causes massive internal injuries and bleeding, which then can't be treated by conventional means because there's no way to get through his skin. Claire has to insert the needle through his eye socket to drain the fluid that builds up.
** In [[Series/LukeCage2016 Luke's own show]], the first type of bullet that can penetrate Luke's skin comes along - the Judas, made of Chitauri metal with a bit of time-delayed explosives. When Diamondback shoots him with them, the HealingFactor makes it incredibly difficult for Claire to get it out, forcing Claire to take Luke all the way back to the doctor who supervised the original experiment that gave Luke his powers, then douse him in an acid bath along with some salt and boil it to weaken his skin enough to cut it and get the fragments out of him.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Nick is often shot in the line of duty, but since he's a vampire he quickly recovers. He'll often use this to his advantage as well by making himself a shield for other people who wouldn't be able to survive it otherwise.



** In the Daffy Duck cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheStuporSalesman'' there is actually an explanation: he is wearing a bullet proof vest.

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** In the Daffy Duck cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheStuporSalesman'' there is actually an explanation: he is wearing a bullet proof vest.bulletproof vest.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' second WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode involved aliens attacking a disarmed human populace with bats and slingshots. It parodied the above line: "Your superior intellects are no match for our puny weapons."
** Another Halloween story has Homer killing Death, and we then cut to Fat Tony and his goons trying to shoot a man, but he keeps on living.
* The "[[InNameOnly Tyrannosaurus]]" from the 1940s ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman|TheatricalCartoons}}'' cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvtUaXiKGug The Arctic Giant]], created twelve years before Godzilla.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' second WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror Captain Hero, the expy of Superman, from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is, but that doesn't stop him from using a HumanShield.
* PlayedForLaughs in an
episode involved aliens attacking of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. When Death sprains his ankle and is laid up, he can't do his job. Peter, being Peter, goes to the bar and deliberately pisses off some bikers. He gets shot many times, but doesn't die. Eventually this culminates in a disarmed human populace Matrix-style John Woo shootout where everyone gets shot constantly (we see bloody bullet holes) but nobody dies.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when a robot owes money to the Robot Mafia. They shoot until he is filled
with bats and slingshots. It parodied holes, then the above line: "Your superior intellects are no match for our puny weapons.don says "Let that be a warning to you."
** Another Halloween story has Homer killing Death, In one of the movies, the Don Bot catches his wife cheating on him with Bender. Both are shot with machine guns and we then cut to Fat Tony and his goons trying to shoot a man, but he keeps on living.
* The "[[InNameOnly Tyrannosaurus]]" from
buried in the 1940s ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman|TheatricalCartoons}}'' cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvtUaXiKGug The Arctic Giant]], created twelve years before Godzilla.desert. Bender later explains that the Don Bot did this twice as a warning.



* Played with in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', during the time travel episode where Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern travel to the old west. They are ambushed by thugs who shoot at them, and Wonder Woman remarks "those are the slowest bullets I've ever seen" while effortlessly fending them off with her bracelets.



* Captain Hero, the expy of Superman, from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is, but that doesn't stop him from using a HumanShield.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when a robot owes money to the Robot Mafia. They shoot until he is filled with holes, then the don says "Let that be a warning to you."
** In one of the movies, the Don Bot catches his wife cheating on him with Bender. Both are shot with machine guns and buried in the desert. Bender later explains that the Don Bot did this twice as a warning.
* Played with in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', during the time travel episode where Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern travel to the old west. They are ambushed by thugs who shoot at them, and Wonder Woman remarks "those are the slowest bullets I've ever seen" while effortlessly fending them off with her bracelets.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. When Death sprains his ankle and is laid up, he can't do his job. Peter, being Peter, goes to the bar and deliberately pisses off some bikers. He gets shot many times, but doesn't die. Eventually this culminates in a Matrix-style John Woo shootout where everyone gets shot constantly (we see bloody bullet holes) but nobody dies.

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* Captain Hero, the expy of Superman, from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is, but that doesn't stop him from using a HumanShield.
* PlayedForLaughs in an
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' second WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when involved aliens attacking a robot owes money to the Robot Mafia. They shoot until he is filled disarmed human populace with holes, then bats and slingshots. It parodied the don says "Let that be a warning to you.above line: "Your superior intellects are no match for our puny weapons."
** In Another Halloween story has Homer killing Death, and we then cut to Fat Tony and his goons trying to shoot a man, but he keeps on living.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honorable Ones"]]: Bahryn, a frozen moon of Geonosis, is home to giant lizards called bonzami, which are only irritated by blaster fire. Kallus finally manages to kill
one of the movies, the Don Bot catches his wife cheating on him with Bender. Both are shot with machine guns and buried them by shooting it in the desert. Bender later explains that the Don Bot did this twice as a warning.
* Played with in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', during the time travel episode
mouth.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E18TheMysteryOfChopperBase "The Mystery of Chopper Base"]]: The planet Atollon,
where Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern travel Phoenix Squadron has set up a new base, is home to {{Giant Spider}}s called krykna which are resilient to everything from hand blasters to the old west. They are ambushed by thugs who shoot at them, and Wonder Woman remarks "those are the slowest bullets I've ever seen" while effortlessly fending them off with her bracelets.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. When Death sprains his ankle and is laid up, he can't do his job. Peter, being Peter, goes
''Ghost'''s cannons. They're vulnerable only to the bar and deliberately pisses off some bikers. He gets [[GoForTheEye getting shot many times, in the eye]], lightsabers and grenades.
** The Imperial sentry droids first seen in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E07TheWynkahthuJob "The Wynkahthu Job"]] are extremely resilient. Presumably they're not lightsaber-proof,
but doesn't die. Eventually this culminates in a Matrix-style John Woo shootout where everyone gets shot constantly (we see bloody bullet holes) but nobody dies.that has yet to be tested on-screen.
* The "[[InNameOnly Tyrannosaurus]]" from the 1940s ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman|TheatricalCartoons}}'' cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvtUaXiKGug The Arctic Giant]], created twelve years before Godzilla.



* A weird version of this trope popped up in at least one case of small-scale african warfare, when fighters armed with assault rifles could be seen wearing brightly-colored inflatable armbands ("floaties"), long blonde wigs, dresses, and [[RainbowPimpGear other bizarre clothing items]] '' while participating in heavy streetfighting, with bullets zipping around them and all.'' Supposedly they believe that certain items grant their wearers magical powers, making them immune to being hit, etc. What more likely happens is that the enemy is [[RefugeInAudacity too confused by the display to shoot]].

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* A weird version of this trope popped up in at least one case of small-scale african African warfare, when fighters armed with assault rifles could be seen wearing brightly-colored inflatable armbands ("floaties"), long blonde wigs, dresses, and [[RainbowPimpGear other bizarre clothing items]] '' while participating in heavy streetfighting, with bullets zipping around them and all.'' Supposedly they believe that certain items grant their wearers magical powers, making them immune to being hit, etc. What more likely happens is that the enemy is [[RefugeInAudacity too confused by the display to shoot]].
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