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20th Feb '18 2:21:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Black Knight/[[spoiler:General Zelgius]] from ''FireEmblem'' definitely qualifies. He's invincible to all but the main character's ''BFS'' (which you get in the last few chapters of the game...), at least in the first game. [[spoiler:A whole castle falls on him, and he comes back just fine in the sequel.]]

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* The Black Knight/[[spoiler:General Zelgius]] from ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' definitely qualifies. He's invincible to all but the main character's ''BFS'' (which you get in the last few chapters of the game...), at least in the first game. [[spoiler:A whole castle falls on him, and he comes back just fine in the sequel.]]
18th Feb '18 12:18:36 AM nombretomado
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* RasputinTheMadMonk, whose... [[TropeNamer well]]... RasputinianDeath is something of a legend. To them it was assassination; to him it was an ''induced nap''. See the film ''Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny'' if you want to see James Frain take about five minutes to kill Creator/AlanRickman. Even better, see ''Nicholas and Alexandra'' where Rasputin is played by Creator/TomBaker.

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* RasputinTheMadMonk, UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk, whose... [[TropeNamer well]]... RasputinianDeath is something of a legend. To them it was assassination; to him it was an ''induced nap''. See the film ''Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny'' if you want to see James Frain take about five minutes to kill Creator/AlanRickman. Even better, see ''Nicholas and Alexandra'' where Rasputin is played by Creator/TomBaker.
14th Feb '18 12:28:36 PM fobarimperius
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* This trope is completely flipped on its head in VideoGame/Doom2016, wherein the game has sections where it makes it fundamentally clear that you, the Doom Slayer, are, by far, the most horrifying and unstoppable opponent that Hell has ever seen.
12th Feb '18 9:06:16 PM nombretomado
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* The Beast Planet from ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders/WarPlanets'' is an ''Implacable PlanetEater''.

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* The Beast Planet from ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders/WarPlanets'' ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders[=/=]War Planets'' is an ''Implacable PlanetEater''.
9th Feb '18 9:32:49 PM WingedCat
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* ''VideoGame/TheIconoclasts'' has two examples, late in the game near the rocket.
** While you are trying to get the elevator working, [[spoiler: Black] can not be stopped. Defeating the boss is not an option; you must fix the elevator and get out of there.
** A more classic version is [[spoiler:Elro, going up against Lawrence. Lawrence can shoot Elro, throw knives, punch him if he gets too close, but unless he runs out of HP, Elro keeps. On. Coming. Good thing you're playing Elro, and your job is just to No-Sell Lawrence's attacks while you keep marching up and stabbing him.]]
4th Feb '18 7:28:43 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Due in no small part to his size, it takes quite a bit of damage from Oberyn before Gregor finally goes down, and even then, he's strong enough to turn the tables and kill Oberyn before he collapses.
30th Jan '18 1:45:24 PM EDP
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* The B-29 Super Fortress during WWII. It was the first mass produced pressurized aircraft, allowing it to fly thousands of feet above enemy aircraft. Even when it was forced to come in the range on non-pressurized aircraft (which it initially had to in order to bomb accurately), its thick armor allowed it to shrug off bullets. Lastly it had four remote controlled turrets that allowed their operators greatly improved aiming. It was so ridiculously hard to shoot down that bomber formations's "fighter escort" usually left the bombers to hunt ground targets of their own. As the name implies, the Superfortress succeeded the B-17 Flying Fortress, which had a similar record. Despite flying in daylight bombing raids, whereas the British few their bombers by night, The USAAF actually lost less bomber crews than the British, flying in the woefully under-protected Lancaster.

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* The B-29 Super Fortress during WWII. It was the first mass produced pressurized aircraft, allowing it to fly thousands of feet above enemy aircraft. Even when it was forced to come in the range on non-pressurized aircraft (which it initially had to in order to bomb accurately), its thick armor allowed it to shrug off bullets. Lastly it had four remote controlled turrets that allowed their operators greatly improved aiming. It was so ridiculously hard to shoot down that bomber formations's "fighter escort" usually left the bombers to hunt ground targets of their own. As the name implies, the Superfortress succeeded the B-17 Flying Fortress, which had a similar record. Despite flying in daylight bombing raids, whereas the British few flew their bombers by night, The the USAAF actually lost less bomber crews than the British, flying in the woefully under-protected Lancaster.Lancaster.
* During WorldWarI, the Alpine part of the Italian front saw the Italian ''Alpini'' and the Austro-Hungarian Kaiserjäger assault each other's positions... On top of mountains, where the only available artillery were mortars and light cannons and the still infant military air forces couldn't support them. Even in the harsh winters, when they would build refuges by ''digging them in the mountains or the glaciers''. And when they found a position too strong to be attacked, they'd just dig a gallery under it and place a bomb (this last tactic was abandoned by unspoken agreement when the final bomb, put together by the Austro-Hungarians, literally ''collapsed half of a mountain''. [[UpToEleven The Italians had prepared an even bigger one]] but had been prevented from blowing it up when the Austro-Hungarian bomb was detonated a few hours before).
20th Jan '18 2:27:04 PM nombretomado
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* By the time of Todd and Viola's final confrontation with him, [[ChaosWalking Aaron]] has pulled through being mauled by a crocodile, almost drowning, getting his nose torn off, and more through the power of his own twisted faith. Horrifying disfigurement is a small price to pay for the fulfillment of his mission. [[spoiler: He only dies for good when Viola puts a knife through his neck and he goes over a waterfall.]]

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* By the time of Todd and Viola's final confrontation with him, [[ChaosWalking [[Literature/ChaosWalking Aaron]] has pulled through being mauled by a crocodile, almost drowning, getting his nose torn off, and more through the power of his own twisted faith. Horrifying disfigurement is a small price to pay for the fulfillment of his mission. [[spoiler: He only dies for good when Viola puts a knife through his neck and he goes over a waterfall.]]
19th Jan '18 1:38:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Scarecrow'' has the title entity. It literally can't be killed period. Shooting it, burning it, even being shredded into tiny bits do nothing but slow it down. It will ''always'' regenerate and keep coming. The only way it can be defeated is to [[SealedEvilInACan imprison it somehow.]] And even if you can do that, the moment it gets loose, it'll resume it's hunt as if nothing happened.

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* In the SyFyChannelOriginalMovie Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie ''Scarecrow'' has the title entity. It literally can't be killed period. Shooting it, burning it, even being shredded into tiny bits do nothing but slow it down. It will ''always'' regenerate and keep coming. The only way it can be defeated is to [[SealedEvilInACan imprison it somehow.]] And even if you can do that, the moment it gets loose, it'll resume it's hunt as if nothing happened.
16th Jan '18 4:52:11 AM WiryBuck
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* In ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line you have committed an action that warranted it [[DisproportionateRetribution whether or not you realized this at the time,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fate's messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.

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* In ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'', Anton Chigurh is a deconstruction of the ImplacableMan and HitmanWithAHeart.ImplacableMan. He isn't a killer robot from the future, and he can bleed and get hurt, but Anton is still as close to a terminator as you could get in real life. Like a Dostoyevskean character, Anton is completely driven by an idea. In this case, the idea is that every action you take, will ultimately decide your fate. If Anton is hired to kill you, that means that somewhere along the line you have committed an action that warranted it [[DisproportionateRetribution whether or not you realized this at the time,]] and there is ''NO'' amount of begging and pleading that will save you, once you're in Chigurhs sights. Anton simply views himself as fate's messenger, [[BreakThemByTalking and calmly and methodically makes sure that you realize how poor your decisions were, before he blows your brains out.]] Compare with UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan and his "i am the flail of god" quote, to see where he is coming from.
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