History Main / JumpingOnAGrenade

17th Jul '17 2:39:34 PM Trialman
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* Near the end of ''Fanfic/LightAndDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami'', we see Dark turn Night into a bomb to take out his remaining foes. Mello proceeds to jump onto the bomb, and take the blast, saving L and Hal.
7th Jul '17 3:58:42 AM Doug86
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* Also happens in the German movie ''[[Film/BeforeTheFall Napola]]'' (about an elite boarding school run by the Nazis). A group of young students are learning how to properly use stick grenades; one student balks and [[DespairEventHorizon drops the grenade, staring at it in horror.]] We see every other boy in that trench [[BloodSpatteredInnocents splattered with thick dripping gore, absolutely stunned.]]

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* Also happens in the German movie ''[[Film/BeforeTheFall Napola]]'' (about an elite boarding school run by the Nazis). A group of young students are learning how to properly use stick grenades; one student balks and [[DespairEventHorizon drops the grenade, staring at it in horror.]] We see every other boy in that trench [[BloodSpatteredInnocents [[BloodSplatteredInnocents splattered with thick dripping gore, absolutely stunned.]]
1st Jul '17 8:32:34 AM Antigone3
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* ''[[Literature/{{Safehold}} How Firm a Foundation]]'': An off-page [[SuicideAttack Rakurai]] strike in Cheyrath Cathedral only kills three people -- the three who jumped on the grenade-armed Rakurai and smothered the explosion with their bodies.
20th Jun '17 8:11:06 PM FordPrefect
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** [[http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3648975.ece A British soldier who did this]] in Afghanistan received the George Cross, the VC's equivalent for acts of valour performed while not in contact with the enemy. Like the VC, it's an award that most people receive posthumously. His only injury? [[OnlyAFleshWound A nosebleed.]] The Royal Marine [[NegateYourOwnSacrifice had the time to throw a rucksack over the grenade first]], and '''then'' his own body.

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** [[http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3648975.ece A British soldier who did this]] in Afghanistan received the George Cross, the VC's equivalent for acts of valour performed while not in contact with the enemy. Like the VC, it's an award that most people receive posthumously. His only injury? [[OnlyAFleshWound A nosebleed.]] The Royal Marine [[NegateYourOwnSacrifice had the time to throw a rucksack over the grenade first]], and '''then'' ''then'' his own body.
22nd Mar '17 11:15:42 PM WillBGood
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Main/Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' where Professor Bobo throws not himself, but someone else (Observer/Brain Guy) on a grenade to protect Pearl. Fortunately for Brain Guy, his people have evolved beyond bodies, so he's not even hurt.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''Main/Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' where Professor Bobo throws not himself, but someone else (Observer/Brain (Observer[=/=]Brain Guy) on a grenade to protect Pearl. Fortunately for Brain Guy, his people have evolved beyond bodies, so he's not even hurt.
4th Mar '17 2:29:57 PM nombretomado
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* In issue 28 of MarvelComics ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series, Tripwire attempts to save the lives of other Joes by throwing himself on top of a makeshift bomb. Roadblock safely disposes of the bomb and lectures Tripwire on uneeded heroism.

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* In issue 28 of MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' series, Tripwire attempts to save the lives of other Joes by throwing himself on top of a makeshift bomb. Roadblock safely disposes of the bomb and lectures Tripwire on uneeded heroism.
17th Feb '17 1:09:16 AM KingClark
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** Ogryn (Ogre IN SPACE) Nork Deddogg saved his commander in this fashion, by jumping on a live grenade (and the enemy grenadier holding it) before it went off. His bulk completely contained the explosion, and being MadeOfIron he only gave passing curiosity to his wound(indeed, Deddogg is one of the few characters in the game to manage to die of ''old age''.).

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** Ogryn (Ogre IN SPACE) Nork Deddogg saved his commander in this fashion, by jumping on a live grenade (and the enemy grenadier holding it) before it went off. His bulk completely contained the explosion, and being MadeOfIron he only gave passing curiosity to his wound(indeed, wound (indeed, Deddogg is one of the few characters in the game to manage to die of ''old age''.).age'').
15th Feb '17 7:44:28 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' novel ''Hornblower and the Hotspur'' has a variant when the ship is fired on by land-based howitzers. The shells detonate when their fuses burn down, similar to grenades. It strikes aloft and lands on the deck near Hornblower, and he instinctively jumps to extinguish the fuse only to realize with dismay that everyone is looking at him in awe. Despite his refusal to report the incident in terms beyond "a five-inch shell which fortunately failed to explode," word gets out anyway. And in the earlier-written book ''Commodore'', Hornblower and one of his junior officers discuss the proper length for fuses to prevent brave enemy soldiers from extinguishing them.
23rd Jan '17 7:55:41 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/WelcomeToDongmakgol'' a South Korean officer does this after a MexicanStandoff ends with a North Korean soldier dropping his grenade. It doesn't explode. The officer then gets up and contemptuously chucks the dud grenade away--only for it to [[DelayedExplosion finally explode]], wrecking a storehouse.
22nd Jan '17 6:51:20 PM Tyk5919
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* Rocky from ''ComicBook/JurassicStrikeForceFive'' hops on a grenade after Tyler throws it back at the Reptilians. Due to all his heavy armor, [[MadeOfIron he doesn't get a scratch]].
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