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3rd Aug '17 11:28:27 AM bfunc
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* Vain, the magically constructed being in the ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]'', is an Implacable Man but not a villain. Instead, he spends most of the time doing very little and being vaguely ominous while he follows the heroes around and shrugs off all attacks.

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* Vain, the magically constructed being in the ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfThomasCovenant Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant]]'', is an Implacable Man but not a villain. Instead, he spends most of the time doing very little and being vaguely ominous while he follows the heroes around and shrugs off all attacks.attacks[[note]]Well, ''almost'' all attacks; there are a very few things that do injure him though they don't stop him from ... doing whatever it is he's doing[[/note]]. Vain normally wears an impassive, even almost beatific, expression, but in order to get a mistrustful Covenant to accept Vain as a companion, the Ur-Viles who constructed him put a compulsion on him to obey Covenant's direct orders one time. When following those orders, Vain's expression changes to one of savage glee; the only other times he shows any emotion are when he goes and [[ItMakesSenseInContext grins at the ship's mainmast]] and when his purpose is about to be fulfilled (which prompts him, after three books of being TheVoiceless, to speak, though even then he mostly just expresses quiet satisfaction that he's finally getting to do what he was built to do).
3rd Aug '17 9:10:04 AM bfunc
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** Dredd himself plays the trope straight. Even suffering third degree burns all over his entire body won't stop him. Even escaping to another dimension won't stop him from hunting a crook down. His reaction to a Dark Judge with the power of driving anybody who sees his face into mind-breaking fear is "TalkToTheFist".

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** Dredd himself plays the trope straight. Even suffering third degree burns all over his entire body won't stop him. Even escaping to another dimension won't stop him from hunting a crook down. His reaction to a Dark Judge with the power of driving anybody who sees his face ("Gaze into the Face of Death!") into mind-breaking fear is "TalkToTheFist"."[[TalkToTheFist Gaze into the Fist of Dredd!]]"
3rd Aug '17 9:05:45 AM bfunc
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* The Algis Budrys story "Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night" has Burr, who the protagonist Sollenar attempts to kill by shooting him multiple times, and who is described as "shredded, leaking blood and worse than blood". He later falls many stories from a high-rise office building, but nevertheless, he ''just keeps coming''. Justified in that Burr has gotten a special device from an alien engineer. Sollenar thinks it's an immortality device, but it turns out to be [[spoiler:a generator of fully realistic illusions; Burr is long dead, but knowing that Sollenar would kill him, programmed the device to make Sollenar believe his maimed body is still seeking vengeance]].
31st Jul '17 8:29:49 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* At the 2016 ''[[Wrestling/RingOfHonor Death Before Dishonor]]'' Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels kicked Michael Elgin in the gut while he was holding Wrestling/FrankieKazarian in a stalling vertical suplex. This ''did'' make Elgin bend over, but he didn't let go of Kazarian and stood right back up with him. Daniels then manually pulled Kazarian down but Elgin ended up pulling both of them to finally complete the suplex.
16th Jul '17 8:54:23 PM PhantomRider
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** The Doctor himself would seem to be a good candidate for this title. He may not be physically invulnerable, but Regeneration combined with his legendary stubbornness means that he Will. Not. Stop. The basic arithmetic of Doctor Who is this: Five million Cybermen < Four Daleks < One Doctor. This is illustrated in two episodes of Series 9 in 2015: in "Face the Raven", the Doctor threatens to "rain hell" upon the immortal Ashildr "until the end of time" if she cannot stop [[spoiler: his companion, Clara, from dying. Clara literally spends the rest of her life talking him down from this. After she dies, the Doctor is transported to a bespoke torture chamber where he issues a BadassBoast to become this towards whoever killed Clara, while himself being pursued by an implacable man ... for ''billions'' of years.]]

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** The Doctor himself would seem to be a good candidate for this title. He may not be physically invulnerable, but Regeneration combined with his legendary stubbornness means that he Will. Not. Stop. The basic arithmetic of Doctor Who is this: Five million Cybermen < Four Daleks < One Doctor. This is illustrated in two episodes of Series 9 in 2015: in "Face the Raven", the Doctor threatens to "rain hell" upon the immortal Ashildr "until the end of time" if she cannot stop [[spoiler: his companion, Clara, from dying. dying as a result of her gambit (which wasn't ''good,'' but wasn't ''intended'' to endanger Clara.) Clara literally spends the rest of her life talking him down from this. After she dies, the Doctor is transported to a bespoke torture chamber where he issues a BadassBoast to become this towards whoever killed the true mastermind behind the plot that led to the death of Clara, while himself being pursued by an implacable man ... for ''billions'' of years.]] ]]
-->'''The Doctor:''' "If you think because she is dead, I am weak, you understand very little. If you had any part in killing her, and you are not afraid, then you understand nothing at all. So for your sake, understand this -- I am the Doctor, and I'm coming to find you. And I will never, ever stop."
16th Jul '17 2:58:40 AM EDP
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* The Furies from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', whom even [[spoiler: Dream]] could not resist.

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* The Furies from ''ComicBook/TheSandman'', whom even [[spoiler: Dream]] [[spoiler:Dream]] could not resist.resist.
* The ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse gives us a heroic ([[UnscrupulousHero more or less]]) example with Paperinik. No matter what happens or if you win the first round, he ''will'' come back and make you realize how ''stupid'' it was to go against him. Perfectly {{Justified}} when you consider that Paperinik's SecretIdentity is DonaldDuck, and [[SecretIdentityIdentity when he wears the mask]] his HairTriggerTemper is changed in TranquilFury...
** ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' provides Xadhoom, who has a genocidal vendetta against the Evronians for destroying her world... And is a PhysicalGoddess.
11th Jul '17 1:38:14 PM Lyendith
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* Sato from ''Manga/{{Ajin}}'' is technically nothing more than a human with military training who can't die (and can sometimes summon a sort of battle ghost), but his sociopathy and love of action are so extreme that he will do absolutely anything to get a thrill in battle. What makes him scary is his resourcefulness: try to kill him, lock him, incapacitate him, he ''will'' find a way to turn the table on you by some [[CrazyEnoughToWork insane and unpredictable method]] that takes advantage of his immortality. That includes [[spoiler:chopping his own hand, sending it in a food-delivery package to the building he wants to infiltrate, ''grinding himself to smithereens in a wood-cutting machine'', and then reappearing inside the building when his body regenerates from the previously chopped-off hand. In other words, he effectively died and let a double of himself replace him.]] No one seems able to stop him for more than a minute.
10th Jul '17 8:21:59 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Combining this trope with RasputinDeath, the Gibbering Prophet of ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is certainly made of this trope. He continuously warned the townsfolk of the Ancestor's evil and for being a harbinger of doom, much to the annoyance and worry of the Ancestor. The prophet faced StockPunishment, was thrown into icy waters to freeze and drown, and was stabbed multiple times with various weapons, but every time the prophet would come back and continue to decry him, and wear the knives and what remained of the pillory to taunt the Ancestor. It took a HannibalLecture and a showing of what exactly the Ancestor had planned to finally break the prophet, causing him to GoMadFromTheRevelation and end up becoming a boss you'd have to face.
27th Jun '17 8:43:34 PM Willbyr
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19th Jun '17 5:17:24 PM EonADS
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** In the original manga, Creed's only weakness is his brain, and Train would need to shoot him in the head (which would kill him, which Train refuses to do) in order to stop him. Otherwise, he's unbeatable. He takes Train's best shot, a stronger version of the attack that flattened [[SuperpowerLottery Shiki]], and gets up without a scratch. Instead, Train wins by breaking Creed's Imagine Blade (which is linked to his mind), and then having Eve purge his nanomachines while he's incapacitated.
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