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14th Nov '17 10:12:17 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In another prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'', [[spoiler: Einosuke's heir/disciple]] Takao Osugi tried throwing it into a fire, using an industrial kiln, sealing it in a Shinto shrine, etc.. and NOTHING worked. He was about to either throw it into the nearest harbour or burying it in the mountains when [[spoiler: Tokyo was destroyed in the Big Kanto Earthquake, and he decided to use that to his advantage by sending his daughter Suzuno into the Book for protection, which ultimately let her become the Byakko Priestess.]]

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** In another prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'', [[spoiler: Einosuke's heir/disciple]] Takao Osugi tried throwing it into a fire, using an industrial kiln, sealing it in a Shinto shrine, etc.. and NOTHING worked. He was about to either throw it into the nearest harbour or burying bury it in the mountains when [[spoiler: Tokyo was destroyed in the Big Kanto Earthquake, and he decided to use that the trope to his advantage by sending his daughter Suzuno into the Book for protection, which ultimately let her become the Byakko Priestess.]]
13th Nov '17 11:26:47 AM lillolillo
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** Supergirl outfit's indestructibility comes in handy in ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl Vol. 2]]'' issue #20 when Kara can’t fly; so she glides downwards and lets her costume take the brunt of the impact.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Of course, that still left me with the problem of being one mile high... So I counted on being able to glide down with my cape — knowing my still indestructible costume would take the brunt of my impact in the lake!
27th Oct '17 1:25:35 AM AgentTasmania
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* The Essex-class aircraft carriers had a reputation for being indestructible. However, despite persistent rumors that they were more armored than battleships or even flat out impenetrable, most of their durability comes from their ability to take damage and still function.

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* The Essex-class aircraft carriers had a reputation for being indestructible. However, despite persistent rumors that they were more armored than battleships or even flat out impenetrable, most of their durability comes from their ability to take damage and still function.sheer volume diminishing the relative size of any given breach.
13th Oct '17 2:07:59 PM Abodos
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* Using Samus's scan visor on particularly large and gray Galactic Federation crates in ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]'' tells her that they are made from "the strongest metals in the cosmos and cannot be destroyed".

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* Using Samus's scan visor on particularly large and gray Galactic Federation crates in ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' tells her that they are made from "the strongest metals in the cosmos and cannot be destroyed".
22nd Sep '17 9:30:03 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', the ''Universe of TheFourGods'' aka ''Shi Jin Ten Chi Sho'' book is completely impossible to destroy on Earth, and it's proved several times:
** In the prequel ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', Takiko Okuda tried to rip it apart during a fight with her father Einosuke since she blamed his work on it for the family's unhappiness. Not only she couldn't destroy it, but she was thrown inside the book's universe itself and became the Genbu Priestess.
** In another prequel, ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'', [[spoiler: Einosuke's heir/disciple]] Takao Osugi tried throwing it into a fire, using an industrial kiln, sealing it in a Shinto shrine, etc.. and NOTHING worked. He was about to either throw it into the nearest harbour or burying it in the mountains when [[spoiler: Tokyo was destroyed in the Big Kanto Earthquake, and he decided to use that to his advantage by sending his daughter Suzuno into the Book for protection, which ultimately let her become the Byakko Priestess.]]
** Finally, in the ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' series proper, the book had to be stored away in the Tokyo Central Library. Then, Miaka and Yui got their hands on it...
14th Sep '17 2:34:21 AM shadowmanwkp
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* The Creepypasta "The Beatles Cartoon Lost Episode", revolves around a tape with the titular episode on it. When the VCR plays it back, it catches fire. After applying a fire extinguisher on it, it's discovered the VCR is fine because it still plays back tapes.

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* The Creepypasta "The Beatles Cartoon Lost Episode", revolves around a tape with the titular episode on it. When the VCR plays it back, it catches fire. After applying a fire extinguisher on to it, it's discovered the VCR is fine because it still plays back tapes.
14th Sep '17 2:33:21 AM shadowmanwkp
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* In the Creepypasta "The Beatles Cartoon Lost Episode", the protagonist is about the tape with the episode on it out of his VCR, but then the VCR catches fire, leading to his mother and him putting out the fire with a fire extinguisher, and then they discover the VCR is fine because they put in more VHS tapes in and they worked. This troper probably thinks the protagonist owned a prototype of a VCR made of Nintendium.

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* In the The Creepypasta "The Beatles Cartoon Lost Episode", the protagonist is about the revolves around a tape with the titular episode on it out of his VCR, but then it. When the VCR plays it back, it catches fire, leading to his mother and him putting out the fire with fire. After applying a fire extinguisher, and then they discover extinguisher on it, it's discovered the VCR is fine because they put in more VHS tapes in and they worked. This troper probably thinks the protagonist owned a prototype of a VCR made of Nintendium.it still plays back tapes.
20th Aug '17 1:03:15 PM StFan
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* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
** The Four-Star Dragon Ball once [[PocketProtector saved Goku's life]] in [[Manga/DragonBall the manga]] when it blocked Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa from piercing his heart.
*** The Ball, yes, but unfortunately not the Dragon part. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Ask King Piccolo.]]
** Katchin/Klangtite, the hardest metal in the universe. Snapped the Z Sword like a twig.

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* ''Franchise/DragonBall''
''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** The Four-Star Dragon Ball once [[PocketProtector saved Goku's life]] in [[Manga/DragonBall the manga]] when it blocked Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa from piercing his heart.
*** The
heart. (The Ball, yes, but unfortunately not the Dragon part. [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Ask King Piccolo.]]
** Katchin/Klangtite, the hardest metal in the universe. Snapped the Z Sword like a twig.
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** Katchin/Klangtite, the hardest metal in the universe. Snapped the Z Sword like a twig.



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the only reason the GovernmentConspiracy haven't completely erased all traces of the "Void Century" already is that the history is recorded on things called Poneglyphs, which are indestructible. So they settle for killing anyone capable of reading them, such as Nico Robin.
** Seastone, besides acting as a KryptoniteFactor for Devil Fruit users, is also said to be hard as diamond. When Robin's hands are locked up with shackles made of the stuff, the Straw Hats had to fight all the members of [=CP9=] to find which one had the right key. Likewise, when Zoro accidentally ended up handcuffed to Usopp in the same arc, they were stuck together (with Zoro [[CrowningMomentOfFunny using Usopp as a sword]]) until the right key was found; Zoro can cut through steel but he can't cut through seastone.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** The
only reason the GovernmentConspiracy haven't completely erased all traces of the "Void Century" already is that the history is recorded on things called Poneglyphs, which are indestructible. So they settle for killing anyone capable of reading them, such as Nico Robin.
** Seastone, besides acting as a KryptoniteFactor for Devil Fruit users, is also said to be as hard as diamond. When Robin's hands are locked up with shackles made of the stuff, the Straw Hats had have to fight all the members of [=CP9=] to find which one had has the right key. Likewise, when Zoro accidentally ended ends up handcuffed to Usopp in the same arc, they were are stuck together (with Zoro [[CrowningMomentOfFunny using Usopp as a sword]]) until the right key was is found; Zoro can cut through steel but he can't cut through seastone.



* Adamantium functions as this in the Marvel 'verse.
** Possibly best known as the substance that coats[[note]]or is plated onto, or is molecularly bonded to, depending on the writer and continuity[[/note]] {{Wolverine}}'s bones, making them nigh-unbreakable.
*** There are only two widely recognized incidents of true admantium[[note]]As opposed to the lower grade "secondary adamantium"[[/note]] being damaged by pure, physical force; once at the hands of Thor and again at the hands of an extremely enraged Hulk. Other incidents often involve either magic or some form of molecular manipulation. It's also occasionally brought up that while adamantium may be unbreakable by anything else, it can still be damaged by more adamantium, demonstrated by the Hulk ramming Wolverine's claws through his own skull.
** The Franchise/MarvelUniverse also has Vibranium, which is functionally indestructible. There's also Carbonadium, a cheaper form of adamantium which is functionally indestructible as well. In terms of true and utter indestructibility, even adamantium is vulnerable.

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* Franchise/MarvelUniverse:
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Adamantium functions as this in the Marvel 'verse.
**
'verse. Possibly best known as the substance that coats[[note]]or is plated onto, or is molecularly bonded to, depending on the writer and continuity[[/note]] {{Wolverine}}'s ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s bones, making them nigh-unbreakable.
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nigh-unbreakable. There are only two widely recognized incidents of true admantium[[note]]As opposed to the lower grade "secondary adamantium"[[/note]] being damaged by pure, physical force; once at the hands of Thor and again at the hands of an extremely enraged Hulk. Other incidents often involve either magic or some form of molecular manipulation. It's also occasionally brought up that while adamantium may be unbreakable by anything else, it can still be damaged by more adamantium, demonstrated by the Hulk ramming Wolverine's claws through his own skull.
** The Franchise/MarvelUniverse Universe also has Vibranium, which is functionally indestructible. There's also Carbonadium, a cheaper form of adamantium which is functionally indestructible as well. In terms of true and utter indestructibility, even adamantium is vulnerable.



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* Captain America's shield doesn't disappoint in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. In its most impressive showing in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', he blocked Thor's hammer, which leveled the forest they were in and sent Thor flying, while Cap was completely unharmed.
* ComicBook/BlackPanther's vibranium weave suit in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is rather impressive as well, allowing him to harmlessly shrug off a hail of bullets. His vibranium claws also leave marks on Cap's shield, considering they're made of the same material.
* In ''Film/TheWolverine'', Wolverine's claws and the Silver Samurai suit and swords are made of adamantium. [[spoiler: It's revealed that the swords can be superheated, which allow them to cut through Wolverine's claws. Fortunately, the bones within still grow back.]]
* In ''Film/TheBrassTeapot'' the titular Teapot cannot be destroyed by any known means. After [[spoiler:Arnie]] runs it over with his truck, the dents just fix themselves and the Teapot returns to mint condition.

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* Captain America's shield doesn't disappoint in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. In its most impressive showing in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', he blocked Thor's hammer, which leveled the forest they were in and sent Thor flying, while Cap was completely unharmed.
* ComicBook/BlackPanther's vibranium weave suit in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is rather impressive as well, allowing him to harmlessly shrug off a hail of bullets. His vibranium claws also leave marks on Cap's shield, considering they're made of the same material.
* In ''Film/TheWolverine'', Wolverine's claws and the Silver Samurai suit and swords are made of adamantium. [[spoiler: It's revealed that the swords can be superheated, which allow them to cut through Wolverine's claws. Fortunately, the bones within still grow back.]]
* In ''Film/TheBrassTeapot'' the titular Teapot cannot be destroyed by any known means. After [[spoiler:Arnie]] runs it over with his truck, the dents just fix themselves and the Teapot returns to mint condition.
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Vanellope claims that the [[IndestructibleEdible jawbreakers]] found in ''Sugar Rush'' are this trope; therefore she's quite impressed ([[EurekaMoment and inspired]]) when Ralph manages to split one in half. [[spoiler: She accurately deduces that, if he can break something so resilient, an armored vault door would be no match for him!]]

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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Vanellope claims that the [[IndestructibleEdible jawbreakers]] found in ''Sugar Rush'' are this trope; therefore she's quite impressed ([[EurekaMoment and inspired]]) when Ralph manages to split one in half. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She accurately deduces that, if he can break something so resilient, an armored vault door would be no match for him!]]



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* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Captain America's shield doesn't disappoint in the . In its most impressive showing in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', it blocks Thor's hammer, which levels the forest they are in and sends Thor flying, while Cap is completely unharmed.
** ComicBook/BlackPanther's vibranium weave suit in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is rather impressive as well, allowing him to harmlessly shrug off a hail of bullets. His vibranium claws also leave marks on Cap's shield, considering they're made of the same material.
* In ''Film/TheWolverine'', Wolverine's claws and the Silver Samurai suit and swords are made of adamantium. [[spoiler: It's revealed that the swords can be superheated, which allow them to cut through Wolverine's claws. Fortunately, the bones within still grow back.]]
* In ''Film/TheBrassTeapot'' the titular Teapot cannot be destroyed by any known means. After [[spoiler:Arnie]] runs it over with his truck, the dents just fix themselves and the Teapot returns to mint condition.
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* ''Literature/LoneWolf'': The Sommerswerd, a sword gifted to mankind by the gods. It can be taken from Lone Wolf, but destroyed? Not a chance. Offensive magic is just absorbed or deflected, and physical force ignored. In ''The Caverns of Kalte'', to escape a trap Lone Wolf has the option to use it to pierce through a door made from a thick slab of stone. It takes several hours, but it's quite clear that breaking or even dulling the blade is not an option.
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* Densecris and carbonex serve as this in Steve Perry's ''{{Matador|Series}}'' series. It's mentioned that a few centimeters of densecris are enough to protect from a direct missile hit, and that a bunker with carbonex plating is 'going to take a long time to dig through'.

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* Densecris and carbonex serve as this in Steve Perry's ''{{Matador|Series}}'' ''Literature/{{Matador|Series}}'' series. It's mentioned that a few centimeters of densecris are enough to protect from a direct missile hit, and that a bunker with carbonex plating is 'going to take a long time to dig through'.



* ''JediAcademyTrilogy'': whatever the Sun Crusher is made of, it counts. It can take out a capital ship by [[RammingAlwaysWorks flying through it]] and remain completely unharmed; similarly, it's still in perfect condition after [[HurlItIntoTheSun sitting in the heart of a gas giant]]. Oh, and it's a superweapon the size of a starfighter. If Spaceship Sue was a trope, the Sun Crusher would be the picture at the top. The Sun Crusher does possess two weaknesses. Its conventional weapons are externally mounted, in its first battle the Imperial forces they were fighting just blasted the crusher until all its cannons were slag, cue the ramming.
** The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse also has a metal alloy known as Phrik. Once it's set after molding, it's strong enough to survive anything. Lightsabers, starship crashes, ''[[StarWarsEmpireAtWar a blast from the Death Star]]'', '''anything'''. Emperor Palpatine made his lightsaber's hilt out of phrik, guaranteeing it couldn't be cut in half as was done to his apprentice Darth Maul.

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* ''JediAcademyTrilogy'': Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
** ''Literature/JediAcademyTrilogy'':
whatever the Sun Crusher is made of, it counts. It can take out a capital ship by [[RammingAlwaysWorks flying through it]] and remain completely unharmed; similarly, it's still in perfect condition after [[HurlItIntoTheSun sitting in the heart of a gas giant]]. Oh, and it's a superweapon the size of a starfighter. If Spaceship Sue was a trope, the Sun Crusher would be the picture at the top. The Sun Crusher does possess two weaknesses. Its conventional weapons are externally mounted, in its first battle the Imperial forces they were fighting just blasted the crusher until all its cannons were slag, cue the ramming.
** The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse franchise also has a metal alloy known as Phrik. Once it's set after molding, it's strong enough to survive anything. Lightsabers, starship crashes, ''[[StarWarsEmpireAtWar ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsEmpireAtWar a blast from the Death Star]]'', '''anything'''. Emperor Palpatine made his lightsaber's hilt out of phrik, guaranteeing it couldn't be cut in half as was done to his apprentice Darth Maul.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Goblin metal, if not outright indestructible, is incredibly hardy. The properties of the metal allow it to absorb the properties of anything that would strengthen it while resisting anything that would weaken it (it never dulls or rusts). If it is possible to destroy something made of Goblin metal, however, it's never been shown. The ''Harry Potter'' series also has the Unbreakable Charm, which does as advertised. This can presumably be undone, however.
** Also, horcruxes. No matter what they're made of, the only known ways to destroy one are to use basilisk venom (or a goblin-made sword that has absorbed its power) or ''[[{{Hellfire}} Fiendfyre]]''. Everything else so far has failed... And given one attempt at destroying an horcrux was a crazy house elf (which has more magical power than a human wizard) trying ''everything he could come up with''....
** A big factor in the resilience of a Horcrux is that, whenever it senses the presence of something that can actually damage it, it does ''everything'' it can to protect itself. This includes, as seen early in Deathly Hallows, [[spoiler: the part of Voldemort's soul inside Harry defending itself even ''from its own creator''.]]

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Goblin metal, if not outright indestructible, is incredibly hardy. The properties of the metal allow it to absorb the properties of anything that would strengthen it while resisting anything that would weaken it (it never dulls or rusts). If it is possible to destroy something made of Goblin metal, however, it's never been shown. The ''Harry Potter'' series also has the Unbreakable Charm, which does as advertised. This can presumably be undone, however.
shown.
** Also, horcruxes. No matter what they're made of, the only known ways to destroy one are to use basilisk venom (or a goblin-made sword that has absorbed its power) or ''[[{{Hellfire}} Fiendfyre]]''. Everything else so far has failed... And given one attempt at destroying an horcrux was a crazy house elf (which has more magical power than a human wizard) trying ''everything he could come up with''....
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with''.... A big factor in the resilience of a Horcrux is that, whenever it senses the presence of something that can actually damage it, it does ''everything'' it can to protect itself. This includes, as seen early in Deathly Hallows, [[spoiler: the ''Deathly Hallows'', [[spoiler:the part of Voldemort's soul inside Harry defending itself even ''from its own creator''.]]



* The original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' series had "The Doomsday Machine", which was made of solid neutronium and could only be destroyed by blowing up a starship inside it. However, even this rather extreme method only managed to disable it by damaging the sensitive equipment inside. The outside was ''entirely'' unscathed.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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The original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' series had has "The Doomsday Machine", which was is made of solid neutronium and could can only be destroyed by blowing up a starship inside it. However, even this rather extreme method only managed manages to disable it by damaging the sensitive equipment inside. The outside was is ''entirely'' unscathed.



* The craft from ''Series/QuatermassAndThePit''.
* The [[Franchise/StargateVerse Stargates]] are very nearly indestructible (excluding the much older models in ''Series/StargateUniverse,'' anyways), especially when active. They've survived direct hits from meteors, nuclear explosions, being swallowed up by lava, being dropped into suns (although that one had an energy shield to bolster it)... often, not only do they survive these ordeals, but they ''keep functioning perfectly''. That's not to say they never get destroyed; the Earth military eventually does make a bomb capable of it: the Mark IX "Gatebuster" Naquadriah-enhanced nuke. Stated at one point to have a blast radius of well over 1,000 km. The Gatebuster's blast is also enhanced by ''the Stargate itself''.

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* %%* The craft from ''Series/QuatermassAndThePit''.
* The [[Franchise/StargateVerse Stargates]] are very nearly indestructible (excluding the much older models in ''Series/StargateUniverse,'' ''Series/StargateUniverse''n anyways), especially when active. They've survived direct hits from meteors, nuclear explosions, being swallowed up by lava, being dropped into suns (although that one had an energy shield to bolster it)... often, not only do they survive these ordeals, but they ''keep functioning perfectly''. That's not to say they never get destroyed; the Earth military eventually does make a bomb capable of it: the Mark IX "Gatebuster" Naquadriah-enhanced nuke. Stated at one point to have a blast radius of well over 1,000 km. The Gatebuster's blast is also enhanced by ''the Stargate itself''.



* The Lynda Carter ''Series/WonderWoman'' TV series has her indestructible bracelets made of "Feminum," a metal found only on Paradise Island. (The metal is called "Amazonium" in the comics, and has different origins.)
* Jeremy Clarkson and James May on ''Series/TopGear'' make multiple attempts to destroy a Toyota Hilux pickup truck including driving it into a tree, tying it to a jetty and letting it be submerged by the tide (it eventually got washed away and took 4 hours to find) dropping a caravan on it, hitting it with a wrecking ball, setting it on fire and finally putting it on top of a 240 foot block of flats that was subsequently demolished. No spare parts were allowed (Well, they did replace the windshield after the original was lost to the tide, but that was so that they could drive it ''through'' a shack without risking injury to the driver) and only equipment found in a basic toolkit was allowed to be used..it still works and now occupies a place of honour in the studio.

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* The Lynda Carter ''Series/WonderWoman'' TV series has her indestructible bracelets made of "Feminum," "Feminum", a metal found only on Paradise Island. (The metal is called "Amazonium" in the comics, and has different origins.)
* Jeremy Clarkson and James May on ''Series/TopGear'' make multiple attempts to destroy a Toyota Hilux pickup truck including driving it into a tree, tying it to a jetty and letting it be submerged by the tide (it eventually got washed away and took 4 hours to find) dropping a caravan on it, hitting it with a wrecking ball, setting it on fire and finally putting it on top of a 240 foot block of flats that was subsequently demolished. No spare parts were allowed (Well, they did replace the windshield after the original was lost to the tide, but that was so that they could drive it ''through'' a shack without risking injury to the driver) and only equipment found in a basic toolkit was allowed to be used..used... it still works and now occupies a place of honour honor in the studio.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Power of Three" had the Shakri black cubes. Kate Steward (Leader of [=UNIT=]) subjects them to poisitive and negative 200 degrees Celsius, a simulated underwater depth of 5 miles, a drop from a height of 10,000 feet and then had them run over by a tank. There wasn't as much as a blemish on them afterward.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The
episode "The Power of Three" had has the Shakri black cubes. Kate Steward (Leader (leader of [=UNIT=]) subjects them to poisitive positive and negative 200 degrees Celsius, a simulated underwater depth of 5 miles, a drop from a height of 10,000 feet and then had them run over by a tank. There wasn't as much as a blemish on them afterward.



** It's a good thing the objects are from 1961. If they were from the 90's, you'd never be able to find the Object Gameboy.



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' up to and including AD&D2 assumed that artifacts and relics surpass normal mortal magic and could only be destroyed by one of a few very specific methods -- much like the One Ring from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. When given in {{sourcebook}}s they get "Suggested Means of Destruction" entry, usually with more than one variant, but those are things like being trampled under the heel of the ''specific'' god or a thousand of specifically stone giants one after another, crushed [[ShootTheBullet between two]] colliding meteors or left to rust in the tears of elven princesses for 999 years.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' up to and including AD&D2 ''AD&D2'' assumed that artifacts and relics surpass normal mortal magic and could cand only be destroyed by one of a few very specific methods -- much like the One Ring from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. When given in {{sourcebook}}s they get "Suggested Means of Destruction" entry, usually with more than one variant, but those are things like being trampled under the heel of the ''specific'' god or a thousand of specifically stone giants one after another, crushed [[ShootTheBullet between two]] colliding meteors or left to rust in the tears of elven princesses for 999 years.



* ''VideoGame/TouhouSoccer'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWRe_ZYyiw this soccer ball.]] What happens in this video is actually a pretty minor punishment compared to some others... Compared to, say... ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI this.]]''
** It's worth mentioning that Ran's shot does bisect it, but it reforms almost instantly.

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* ''VideoGame/TouhouSoccer'' has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWRe_ZYyiw this soccer ball.]] What happens in this video is actually a pretty minor punishment compared to some others... Compared to, say... ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI this.]]''
**
]]'' It's worth mentioning that Ran's shot does bisect it, but it reforms almost instantly.



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* In the Wiki/SCPFoundation, a good portion of the objects are indestructible. To the point where the rules for submissions specifically point this out as a DeadHorseTrope. The specific reasons here are two, one meta and one in-universe. The Foundation, in-universe, ''does not make it its mission to destroy [=SCPs=]''. (That C? It stands for "Contain", as in "Secure, Contain, Protect". [=SCPs=] are ''Secured'' and ''Contained'' to ''Protect''...well, everyone in the world.) You want to try the Global Occult Coalition for that. (There are exceptions, such as SCP-682, but 682 is...a special case.) The meta reason is that Decomissions do not happen anymore - bad [=SCPs=] don't get killed off in flashy ways, the article is simply removed if it falls under a certain rating (-8, usually), therefore reasonless indestructibility is pointless, [[{{Retcon}} because nothing can save an SCP from the site mods]].

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* In the Wiki/SCPFoundation, a good portion of the objects are indestructible. To the point where the rules for submissions specifically point this out as a DeadHorseTrope. The specific reasons here are two, one meta and one in-universe. The Foundation, in-universe, ''does not make it its mission to destroy [=SCPs=]''. (That C? It stands for "Contain", as in "Secure, Contain, Protect". [=SCPs=] are ''Secured'' and ''Contained'' to ''Protect''... well, everyone in the world.) You want to try the Global Occult Coalition for that. (There are exceptions, such as SCP-682, but 682 is... a special case.) The meta reason is that Decomissions do not happen anymore - -- bad [=SCPs=] don't get killed off in flashy ways, the article is simply removed if it falls under a certain rating (-8, usually), therefore reasonless indestructibility is pointless, [[{{Retcon}} because nothing can save an SCP from the site mods]].



* [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat's]] [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat Magic Bag of Tricks]], already a StoryBreakerPower, is virtually impossible to damage or destroy. It's taken quite a few beatings from The Professor in the few times he gets his hands on it, right down to using piles of dynamite to blow it open, but they don't even singe the thing. Its transformations can receive damage or wear (such as its buzzsaw form getting worn out in [[Recap/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat1x70TheProfessorsInstantChanger "The Professor's Instant Changer"]]), but even that damage goes away when it returns back to normal.

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* [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat's]] WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat's [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat Magic Bag of Tricks]], already a StoryBreakerPower, is virtually impossible to damage or destroy. It's taken quite a few beatings from The Professor in the few times he gets his hands on it, right down to using piles of dynamite to blow it open, but they don't even singe the thing. Its transformations can receive damage or wear (such as its buzzsaw form getting worn out in [[Recap/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat1x70TheProfessorsInstantChanger "The "[[Recap/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat1x70TheProfessorsInstantChanger The Professor's Instant Changer"]]), Changer]]"), but even that damage goes away when it returns back to normal.



* Vickers .303 Machine Gun. When first presented to the British Army, they had to get special dispensation to use it without knowing how much punishment it could take and survive. Because when they ran a test firing run, the test facility ran out of ammunition. After three days.
** This passage from a history of UsefulNotes/WW1 illustrates the point perfectly:
--> “The Vickers gun accompanied the BEF to France in 1914, and in the years that followed, proved itself to be the most reliable weapon on the battlefield, some of its feats of endurance entering military mythology. Perhaps the most incredible was the action by the 100th Company of the Machine Gun Corps at High Wood on 24 August 1916. This company had ten Vickers guns, and it was ordered to give sustained covering fire for 12 hours onto a selected area 2,000 yards away in order to prevent German troops forming up there for a counter-attack while a British attack was in progress. Two whole companies of infantrymen were allocated as carriers of ammunition, rations and water for the machine-gunners. Two men worked a belt-filling machine non-stop for 12 hours keeping up a supply of 250-round belts. One hundred new barrels were used up, and every drop of water in the neighbourhood, including the men’s drinking water and contents of the latrine buckets, went up in steam to keep the guns cool. And in that 12-hour period the ten guns fired a million rounds between them. One team fired 120,000 from one gun to win a five-franc prize offered to the highest-scoring gun. And at the end of that 12 hours, every gun was working perfectly and not one gun had broken down during the whole period. It was this absolute foolproof reliability which endeared the Vickers to every British soldier who ever fired one. It never broke down; it just kept on firing and came back for more. And that was why the Mark 1 Vickers gun was to remain the standard medium machine-gun from 1912 to 1968.”
** In addition, you could [[MundaneUtility use the heat of the gun]] to [[SpotOfTea brew tea]]. By that we mean, since the Vicker .303 is a water cooled machine gun, the water needs to be replaced to prevent the barrel from warping. Said water is at a perfect temperature to brew tea.

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* Vickers .303 Machine Gun. When first presented to the British Army, they had to get special dispensation to use it without knowing how much punishment it could take and survive. Because when they ran a test firing run, the test facility ran out of ammunition. After three days.
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days. This passage from a history of UsefulNotes/WW1 illustrates the point perfectly:
--> “The -->''The Vickers gun accompanied the BEF to France in 1914, and in the years that followed, proved itself to be the most reliable weapon on the battlefield, some of its feats of endurance entering military mythology. Perhaps the most incredible was the action by the 100th 100[[superscript:th]] Company of the Machine Gun Corps at High Wood on 24 August 1916. This company had ten Vickers guns, and it was ordered to give sustained covering fire for 12 hours onto a selected area 2,000 yards away in order to prevent German troops forming up there for a counter-attack while a British attack was in progress. Two whole companies of infantrymen were allocated as carriers of ammunition, rations and water for the machine-gunners. Two men worked a belt-filling machine non-stop for 12 hours keeping up a supply of 250-round belts. One hundred new barrels were used up, and every drop of water in the neighbourhood, including the men’s men's drinking water and contents of the latrine buckets, went up in steam to keep the guns cool. And in that 12-hour period the ten guns fired a million rounds between them. One team fired 120,000 from one gun to win a five-franc prize offered to the highest-scoring gun. And at the end of that 12 hours, every gun was working perfectly and not one gun had broken down during the whole period. It was this absolute foolproof reliability which endeared the Vickers to every British soldier who ever fired one. It never broke down; it just kept on firing and came back for more. And that was why the Mark 1 Vickers gun was to remain the standard medium machine-gun from 1912 to 1968.
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In addition, you could [[MundaneUtility use the heat of the gun]] to [[SpotOfTea brew tea]]. By that we mean, since the Vicker .303 is a water cooled water-cooled machine gun, the water needs to be replaced to prevent the barrel from warping. Said water is at a perfect temperature to brew tea.



* It's become a DeadHorseTrope joke that if airliners were made out of the same thing flight recorders are made out of, they'd survive crashes. Of course this isn't really true, but people still think of 'Black Boxes' as being impossible to destroy. They're just steel: their strength is from their compact design more than material, and they're tucked away at the back where they're unlikely to take the brunt of a crash. Further, they often are found heavily, heavily damaged and require significant work to make them functional enough to get the recordings out of. All that needs to survive is the tapes, and even those are often damaged and valuable data is lost.

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* It's become a DeadHorseTrope joke that if airliners were made out of the same thing flight recorders are made out of, they'd survive crashes. Of course this isn't really true, but people still think of 'Black Boxes' "Black Boxes" as being impossible to destroy. They're just steel: their strength is from their compact design more than material, and they're tucked away at the back where they're unlikely to take the brunt of a crash. Further, they often are found heavily, heavily damaged and require significant work to make them functional enough to get the recordings out of. All that needs to survive is the tapes, and even those are often damaged and valuable data is lost.



* {{Nerf|Brand}} foam is impervious to nearly all blunt attacks, and can't even be torn apart by hand, so it's really only vulnerable to some sort of cutting technique.
** And [[KillItWithFire fire]].

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* {{Nerf|Brand}} foam is impervious to nearly all blunt attacks, and can't even be torn apart by hand, so it's really only vulnerable to some sort of cutting technique.
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technique. And [[KillItWithFire fire]].



* The ''TopGear'' crew tested the supposed indestructible qualities of the Toyota Hilux, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWKz7Cthkk here.]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It lived up to the hype.]]



* A company called Pelican makes padded and ''very'' sturdy containers for various uses. One of their ads tells how a US Special Forces team in Iraq blew up a damaged helicopter to keep its contents from falling into enemy hands. They used two Maverick missiles, which can be tank-killers. A few days later, the team went back to the helicopter and found their Pelican-made case intact with only minor burns and a broken latch. Its contents (lots of sensitive electronics and a block of C-4 explosive) were unharmed. The ad sums up: "Frankly, we don't want to know what it would take." Also, Pelican's slogan is apparently, "You break it, we replace it...forever."
** To drive that point home further, a similar incident involving a U.S. Federal Agent finding a Pelican brand crate from a car destroyed by a direct blast from an Improvised Explosive Device. Not as much as a ''scratch'' was found on the case considering the circumstances.

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* A company called Pelican makes padded and ''very'' sturdy containers for various uses. One of their ads tells how a US Special Forces team in Iraq blew up a damaged helicopter to keep its contents from falling into enemy hands. They used two Maverick missiles, which can be tank-killers. A few days later, the team went back to the helicopter and found their Pelican-made case intact with only minor burns and a broken latch. Its contents (lots of sensitive electronics and a block of C-4 explosive) were unharmed. The ad sums up: "Frankly, we don't want to know what it would take." Also, Pelican's slogan is apparently, "You break it, we replace it... forever."
**
" To drive that point home further, a similar incident involving a U.S. Federal Agent finding a Pelican brand crate from a car destroyed by a direct blast from an Improvised Explosive Device. Not as much as a ''scratch'' was found on the case considering the circumstances.



* The Essex-class aircraft carriers had a reputation for being indestructible. However despite persistent rumors that they were more armored than battleships or even flat out impenetrable, most of their durability comes from their ability to take damage and still function.
** British armored carriers, with their armored flight decks, even more so. Though just as vulnerable to torpedoes, they would {{No Sell}} Kamikaze hits and survived bomb damage in the Mediterranean that would have imperiled battleships.
* After the first air raid on Berlin, the Germans constructed [[EvilTowerOfOminousness huge anti-aircraft towers]] in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna, with four-meter-thick walls of reinforced concrete that could withstand any type of ordnance that existed at the time. In addition to several anti-aircraft cannons on top (which could be lowered enough to shoot at ground targets as well), they also included bunkers for thousands of people which were designed to protect even against gas attacks. During the final Battle of Berlin, the Red Army couldn't even make serious dents in them with direct fire from their largest field guns. After the war, attempts were made to demolish them, but it soon became apparent that the huge amount of work required wasn't worth it. Most of them still stand to this day. Many have been re purposed, one of them being a night club.
** The British only managed to destroy one tower, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo_flak_tower the Zoo flak tower]], after several attempts. They first packed the tower with 25 tons of explosives which were detonated before the press. When the dust had cleared they discovered that the tower still stood. One of the witnessing journalists is said to have quipped "[[GermanicEfficiency Made in Germany]]" after the explosives failed to take down the tower. They then spent four months drilling over four hundred holes into the concrete which was then packed with 35 tons of dynamite. They were successful that time.
* The current black-colored La Baye 2x4 electric guitar used by Bob Mothersbaugh of {{Music/Devo}} for the solo on "Mr. DNA" has had all its strings break off and then be thrown in every imaginable direction (into an amplifier, onto the stage, and in Josh Freese's lap), yet even the headstock breaking is an easy fix. In fact, every guitar used for the solo has been "hurt" (in Bob's words) and always is back in action by the next show. In fact, if you dropped a La Baye 2x4 in a volcano, the darn thing would resemble it and that Game Boy that survived the Gulf War's freak baby.

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* The Essex-class aircraft carriers had a reputation for being indestructible. However However, despite persistent rumors that they were more armored than battleships or even flat out impenetrable, most of their durability comes from their ability to take damage and still function.
** * British armored carriers, with their armored flight decks, even more so. Though just as vulnerable to torpedoes, they would {{No Sell}} Kamikaze hits and survived bomb damage in the Mediterranean that would have imperiled battleships.
* After the first air raid on Berlin, the Germans constructed [[EvilTowerOfOminousness huge anti-aircraft towers]] in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna, with four-meter-thick walls of reinforced concrete that could withstand any type of ordnance that existed at the time. In addition to several anti-aircraft cannons on top (which could be lowered enough to shoot at ground targets as well), they also included bunkers for thousands of people which were designed to protect even against gas attacks. During the final Battle of Berlin, the Red Army couldn't even make serious dents in them with direct fire from their largest field guns. After the war, attempts were made to demolish them, but it soon became apparent that the huge amount of work required wasn't worth it. Most of them still stand to this day. Many have been re purposed, one of them being a night club. \n** \\\
The British only managed to destroy one tower, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo_flak_tower the Zoo flak tower]], after several attempts. They first packed the tower with 25 tons of explosives which were detonated before the press. When the dust had cleared they discovered that the tower still stood. One of the witnessing journalists is said to have quipped "[[GermanicEfficiency Made in Germany]]" after the explosives failed to take down the tower. They then spent four months drilling over four hundred holes into the concrete which was then packed with 35 tons of dynamite. They were successful that time.
* The current black-colored La Baye 2x4 electric guitar used by Bob Mothersbaugh of {{Music/Devo}} Music/{{Devo}} for the solo on "Mr. DNA" has had all its strings break off and then be thrown in every imaginable direction (into an amplifier, onto the stage, and in Josh Freese's lap), yet even the headstock breaking is an easy fix. In fact, every guitar used for the solo has been "hurt" (in Bob's words) and always is back in action by the next show. In fact, if you dropped a La Baye 2x4 in a volcano, the darn thing would resemble it and that Game Boy that survived the Gulf War's freak baby.



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* [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat's]] [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat Magic Bag of Tricks]], already a StoryBreakerPower, is virtually impossible to damage or destroy. It's taken quite a few beatings from The Professor in the few times he gets his hands on it, right down to using piles of dynamite to blow it open, but they don't even singe the thing. It's transformations can receive damage or wear (such as its buzzsaw form getting worn out in [[Recap/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat1x70TheProfessorsInstantChanger "The Professor's Instant Changer"]]), but even that damage goes away when it returns back to normal.

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* [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat's]] [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat Magic Bag of Tricks]], already a StoryBreakerPower, is virtually impossible to damage or destroy. It's taken quite a few beatings from The Professor in the few times he gets his hands on it, right down to using piles of dynamite to blow it open, but they don't even singe the thing. It's Its transformations can receive damage or wear (such as its buzzsaw form getting worn out in [[Recap/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat1x70TheProfessorsInstantChanger "The Professor's Instant Changer"]]), but even that damage goes away when it returns back to normal.
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* Using Samus's scan visor on particularly large and grey Galactic Federation crates in [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]] tells her that they are made from "the strongest metals in the cosmos and cannot be destroyed".
* In ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'', there are a number of different materials of different durability and quality, culminating in eternium, which can't be destroyed at all except by divine intervention and, in the case of weapons, also cannot be partially damaged by any means. (And yes, in this game you may get a god going after your items.) Artifact items are a step above that, because even direct divine intervention cannot harm them. You [[DevelopersForesight can actually humiliate your god (which they will acknowledge as such)]] by getting them angry enough to try to destroy all your items while you're wearing only artifacts, so that it has no effect. It's possible to effectively destroy artifacts by offering them as a sacrifice, but presumably the in-universe explanation to that is that they are just transported into your god's hoard.

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* Using Samus's scan visor on particularly large and grey gray Galactic Federation crates in [[VideoGame/MetroidPrime ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]] Echoes]]'' tells her that they are made from "the strongest metals in the cosmos and cannot be destroyed".
* In ''VideoGame/AncientDomainsOfMystery'', there are a number of different materials of different durability and quality, culminating in eternium, which can't be destroyed at all except by divine intervention and, in the case of weapons, also cannot be partially damaged by any means. (And yes, in this game you may get a god going after your items.) Artifact items are a step above that, that because even direct divine intervention cannot harm them. You [[DevelopersForesight can actually humiliate your god (which they will acknowledge as such)]] by getting them angry enough to try to destroy all your items while you're wearing only artifacts, so that it has no effect. It's possible to effectively destroy artifacts by offering them as a sacrifice, but presumably presumably, the in-universe explanation to that is that they are just transported into your god's hoard.



* In the flash game ''Mike Shadow: I paid for it!'' , the vending machine you're trying to get your snack from is apparently invulnerable. Ranging from beating the crap out of it to ''summoning the finger of God'', nothing can so much as scratch it.
* Averting this was a selling-point of ''Future Tactics''. Everything in that game, I mean ''everything'', could be destroyed. Scenery could be blown up, holes blasted in the ground, you name it. It was possible to kill tougher enemies in some levels by blasting the ground beneath them and sending them falling to their deaths, and the levels could even be rendered UnwinnableByInsanity thanks to some diligence on the player's part.

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* In the flash game ''Mike Shadow: I paid for it!'' , it!'', the vending machine you're trying to get your snack from is apparently invulnerable. Ranging from beating the crap out of it to ''summoning the finger of God'', nothing can so much as scratch it.
* Averting this was a selling-point selling point of ''Future Tactics''. Everything in that game, I mean ''everything'', could be destroyed. Scenery could be blown up, holes blasted in the ground, you name it. It was possible to kill tougher enemies in some levels by blasting the ground beneath them and sending them falling to their deaths, and the levels could even be rendered UnwinnableByInsanity thanks to some diligence on the player's part.part.
* In the 2012 reboot of ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', when Dollface [[ClingyCostume attempts to remove her mask]] she finds that it's this, as it's still intact following a blast from a loaded shotgun.
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