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** The four-star-ball once [[PocketProtector saved Goku's life]] in [[Manga/DragonBall the manga]] when [[spoiler:it blocked Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa from piercing his heart]].
*** The balls yes, but [[spoiler:unfortunately not the dragon part]].

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** The four-star-ball Four-Star Dragon Ball once [[PocketProtector saved Goku's life]] in [[Manga/DragonBall the manga]] when [[spoiler:it blocked Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa from piercing his heart]].
*** The balls Ball, yes, but [[spoiler:unfortunately not the dragon Dragon part]].



** Oddly enough, Vegeta once told Krillin to destroy a dragonball to keep the villains from getting it when the villains had already collected most of the set. There's no implication that it wouldn't have worked. Then again, the characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are ''way more powerful'' than they were in the original series.
*** Lampshaded in the same scene of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. When Vegeta tells him to break the ball, Krillin tries to tell him they're indestructible, but he pressures him into trying to break it anyway, only for him to repeatedly bruise his hand doing so.
*** Worth noting is that Goku being protected by the Dragonball in his shirt was in the manga, but the claim of them being ''literally indestructible'' [[{{Filler}} was not]] and thus probably isn't canon.
*** Even if they ''are'' indestructible (no Dragonball has ever actually been destroyed over the course of the franchise), Vegeta would have no way of knowing that and the situation was desperate enough that Krillin had no reason not to try.
** Super Saiyan 4 Goku once tried to eat a Dragonball to keep it away from a villain. The Dragonball not only survived unscathed, it ''popped out of his forehead''.
** Subverted as of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where [[spoiler: [[ArcVillain Arc Villains]] Zamasu and Black, after wishing Zamasu immortal from the wish dragon contained within, destroy the most powerful variant of the Dragon Balls: the Super Dragon Balls!]]

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** Oddly enough, Vegeta once told Krillin to destroy a dragonball Dragon Ball to keep the villains from getting it when the villains had already collected most of the set. There's no implication that it wouldn't have worked. Then again, the characters in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are ''way more powerful'' than they were in the original series.
*** Lampshaded in the same scene of ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged''. When Vegeta tells him to break the ball, Ball, Krillin tries to tell him they're indestructible, but he pressures him into trying to break it anyway, only for him to repeatedly bruise his hand doing so.
*** Worth noting is that Goku being protected by the Dragonball Dragon Ball in his shirt was in the manga, but the claim of them being ''literally indestructible'' [[{{Filler}} was not]] and thus probably isn't canon.
*** Even if they ''are'' indestructible (no Dragonball Dragon Ball has ever actually been destroyed over the course of the franchise), Vegeta would have no way of knowing that and the situation was desperate enough that Krillin had no reason not to try.
** [[Anime/DragonBallGT Super Saiyan 4 Goku Goku]] once tried to eat a Dragonball Dragon Ball to keep it away from a villain. The Dragonball Dragon Ball not only survived unscathed, it ''popped out of his forehead''.
forehead''. [[spoiler:This ends up allowing Nuova Shenron, one of the seven Shadow Dragons, to be reborn [[HeelFaceTurn as one of Goku's allies]] in the final battle with Omega Shenron.]]
** Subverted as of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where [[spoiler: [[ArcVillain Arc Villains]] [[spoiler:{{Arc Villain}}s Zamasu and Black, after wishing Zamasu immortal from the wish dragon contained within, destroy the most powerful variant of the Dragon Balls: the Super Dragon Balls!]]



* The human flagship Eltreum from ''{{Anime/Gunbuster}}'' has a hull made out of a material that completely shrugged off everything they threw at it during testing. It's so indestructible in fact that the scientists who made it weren't sure whether even '''antimatter''' could harm it, in direct defiance of the laws of physics. And it seems they were right: not only did the Eltreum survive the battle of the galactic core without any visible damage, {{Anime/Diebuster}} reveals the hull is ''still in one piece [[spoiler:ten thousand years later]]'', after the rest of the ship was hollowed out and turned into a space habitat. Not only MadeOfIndestructium but [[RagnarokProofing Ragnarok-Proof]] Indestructium at that.

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* The human flagship Eltreum from ''{{Anime/Gunbuster}}'' ''Anime/{{Gunbuster}}'' has a hull made out of a material that completely shrugged off everything they threw at it during testing. It's so indestructible in fact that the scientists who made it weren't sure whether even '''antimatter''' could harm it, in direct defiance of the laws of physics. And it seems they were right: not only did the Eltreum survive the battle of the galactic core without any visible damage, {{Anime/Diebuster}} ''Anime/{{Diebuster}}'' reveals the hull is ''still in one piece [[spoiler:ten thousand years later]]'', after the rest of the ship was hollowed out and turned into a space habitat. Not only MadeOfIndestructium but [[RagnarokProofing Ragnarok-Proof]] Indestructium at that.



** Finally, {{Anime/Mazinkaiser}} took that concept and RAN WITH IT. Nothing seems being capable of even scratching it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiZwGqhTP5I&feature=related This video should show it convincingly.]]

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** Finally, {{Anime/Mazinkaiser}} Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} took that concept and RAN WITH IT. Nothing seems being capable of even scratching it. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiZwGqhTP5I&feature=related com/watch?v=qiZwGqhTP5I This video should show it convincingly.]]



* Inertron serves this role in the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' comics.

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* Inertron serves this role in the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}'' ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' comics.



* In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s cape and costume are a kind of indestructible Kryptonian armor.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Red Lantern Kara’s outfit and cape never get damaged, not matter what happens to her. Justified since her RL uniform is made of raw energy.

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* In the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'', Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'''s cape and costume are a kind of indestructible Kryptonian armor.
** In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', ''ComicBook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Red Lantern Kara’s Kara's outfit and cape never get damaged, not matter what happens to her. Justified since her RL uniform is made of raw energy.



** Superman foe Metallo's exoskeleton is forged from Metal 0, a nigh-impervious alloy that, in modern continuity, was developed by ''Comicbook/LexLuthor''.
* In pre-''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' DC Comics at least, the most indestructible metal (aside from the 30th century's inertron) was probably either Supermanium (a metal created by Superman that he made the door to his Fortress of Solitude out of) or Amazonium (the metal Franchise/WonderWoman's bracelets were made from).

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** Superman foe Metallo's exoskeleton is forged from Metal 0, a nigh-impervious alloy that, in modern continuity, was developed by ''Comicbook/LexLuthor''.
''ComicBook/LexLuthor''.
* In pre-''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' pre-''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' DC Comics at least, the most indestructible metal (aside from the 30th century's inertron) was probably either Supermanium (a metal created by Superman that he made the door to his Fortress of Solitude out of) or Amazonium (the metal Franchise/WonderWoman's bracelets were made from).



* Comicbook/BlackPanther's vibranium weave suit in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is rather impressive as well, allowing him to harmlessly shrug off a hail of bullets.

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* Comicbook/BlackPanther's ComicBook/BlackPanther's vibranium weave suit in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' is rather impressive as well, allowing him to harmlessly shrug off a hail of bullets.
1st Dec '16 7:34:19 AM X2X
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* The Elder Scrolls in the ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]]'' series cannot be destroyed but if one is left unattended and uncontained it may cease to exist due to being partially outside time. In Skyrim you can half-jokingly say you were hoping to use the indestructible scrolls as armor.
* Due to technical and resource limitations, just about everything in videogames tends to be this. Even though a Rocket Launcher is one of the StandardFPSGuns, don't expect to be able to blow out a wall, or dent the ground, or even destroy a car depending on the game, especially prevalent in [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom Linear Games]]. Although, there are a few aversions.

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* The Elder Scrolls in the ''[[Videogame/TheElderScrolls ''[[Franchise/TheElderScrolls Elder Scrolls]]'' series cannot be destroyed but if one is left unattended and uncontained it may cease to exist due to being partially outside time. In Skyrim ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' you can half-jokingly say you were hoping to use the indestructible scrolls as armor.
* Due to technical and resource limitations, just about everything in videogames video games tends to be this. Even though a Rocket Launcher is one of the StandardFPSGuns, don't expect to be able to blow out a wall, or dent the ground, or even destroy a car depending on the game, especially prevalent in [[NoSidepathsNoExplorationNoFreedom Linear Games]]. Although, there are a few aversions.



* ''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... ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI this.]]''

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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... ''[[http://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI this.]]''



* The Shinra building in the ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy VII Compilation]]'' appears to fit the trope. ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Dirge%20of%20Cerberus/Update%2064/4-ending58.jpg This]]'' is what it looks like after Diamond Weapon, Meteor, the Lifestream, Sephiroth, Cloud, Chaos and Omega all threw everything they had at it.

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* The Shinra building in the ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy VII Compilation]]'' ''Compilation of VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' appears to fit the trope. ''[[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Dirge%20of%20Cerberus/Update%2064/4-ending58.jpg This]]'' is what it looks like after Diamond Weapon, Meteor, the Lifestream, Sephiroth, Cloud, Chaos and Omega all threw everything they had at it.



* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' VideoGame/{{a|ssassinsCreedII}}nd [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations its]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood sequels]], the pieces of eden are said to be indestructable (admittedly this was determined in the 12th and 17th centuries). The conspiracy files of subject 16 in [=AC2=] claim that UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla did manage to destroy one... [[TheTunguskaEvent and a sizable chunk of the surrounding landscape.]]
* Professor E. Gadd notes that his Poltergust 3000 is almost indestructible in ''LuigisMansion''.

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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' VideoGame/{{a|ssassinsCreedII}}nd [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations its]] [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood sequels]], the pieces of eden Eden are said to be indestructable indestructible (admittedly this was determined in the 12th and 17th centuries). The conspiracy files of subject 16 in [=AC2=] ''ACII'' claim that UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla did manage to destroy one... [[TheTunguskaEvent and a sizable chunk of the surrounding landscape.]]
landscape]].
* Professor E. Gadd notes that his Poltergust 3000 is almost indestructible in ''LuigisMansion''.''VideoGame/LuigisMansion''.



* [[spoiler: Porky]]'s Absolutely Safe Capsule in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' is just that, Absolutely Safe. Nothing the main characters do can damage it, and [[spoiler: the battle is declared over after two turns. And additionally, not even Porky himself can do anything to the capsule, or even exit it for that matter. In other words, he's stuck in it forever]].

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* [[spoiler: Porky]]'s [[spoiler:Porky]]'s Absolutely Safe Capsule in ''VideoGame/{{Mother ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' is just that, Absolutely Safe. Nothing the main characters do can damage it, and [[spoiler: the battle is declared over after two turns. And additionally, not even Porky himself can do anything to the capsule, or even exit it for that matter. In other words, he's stuck in it forever]].



* In ''[[{{Mercenaries}} Mercenaries 2: World in Flames]]'', the only things in the game world that the player cannot destroy are the terrain, things that have already been destroyed, and... wooden crates, which are inexplicably indestructible. Not even a nuclear bunker-buster can do more than knock these unassuming boxes around.

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* In ''[[{{Mercenaries}} Mercenaries ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}} 2: World in Flames]]'', Flames'', the only things in the game world that the player cannot destroy are the terrain, things that have already been destroyed, and... wooden crates, which are inexplicably indestructible. Not even a nuclear bunker-buster can do more than knock these unassuming boxes around.
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* The Demon Hunter's Tassels from ''{{GURPS}}: Dungeon Fantasy'' are an amusingly mundane version of this. Cutting the threads is impossible, even a God must settle for untying them from whatever they are fixed to.

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* The Demon Hunter's Tassels from ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Dungeon Fantasy'' are an amusingly mundane version of this. Cutting the threads is impossible, even a God must settle for untying them from whatever they are fixed to.
20th Oct '16 6:25:25 PM PushoverMediaCritic
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** Subverted as of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where [[spoiler: [[ArcVillain Arc Villains]] Zamasu and Black, after wishing Zamasu immortal from the wish dragon contained within, destroy the most powerful variant of the Dragon Balls: the Super Dragon Balls!]]
18th Oct '16 4:39:48 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is brought up in ''FreemansMind''. Gordon goes ballistic (no pun intended) when he realizes the glass in all the doors is bulletproof for no apparent reason. He also comments on the seemingly random mixing of crowbar-proof and non-crowbar-proof grates. Oddly enough, he doesn't seem to consider it odd that the rocket test-fire blows up the crates of explosives but the two grenades that were sitting on top of them are still in one piece.

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* This trope is brought up in ''FreemansMind''.''Machinima/FreemansMind''. Gordon goes ballistic (no pun intended) when he realizes the glass in all the doors is bulletproof for no apparent reason. He also comments on the seemingly random mixing of crowbar-proof and non-crowbar-proof grates. Oddly enough, he doesn't seem to consider it odd that the rocket test-fire blows up the crates of explosives but the two grenades that were sitting on top of them are still in one piece.
17th Oct '16 2:33:49 PM Morgenthaler
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** This passage from a history of WW1 illustrates the point perfectly:

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** This passage from a history of WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 illustrates the point perfectly:
10th Oct '16 3:02:21 AM GamerFromJump2
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** The keyword "Protection from [X]" also grants this property related to whatever [X] is. For example, a card with Protection From Red can't be affected, targeted, or blocked by any [[ElementalPowers Red]] spell or creature. Other examples include such thing as Protection From Artifacts, From Creatures, and [[NighInvulnerable From Everything]]. The downside is they can't be ''aided'' by beneficial effects with the protected quality either.
26th Sep '16 11:07:05 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** In addition, you could [[MundaneUtility use the heat of the gun]] to [[SpotOfTea brew tea]].

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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 machine gun, the water is needed to be replaced to prevent the barrel from warping. Said water is at a perfect temperature to brew tea.
26th Sep '16 9:07:10 AM VPhantom
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* In ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' Vanellope claims that the [[IndestructibleEdible jawbreakers]] found in ''Sugar Rush'' are this trope; therefor she's quite impressed ([[EurekaMoment and inspired]]) when [[spoiler:Ralph manages to split one in half. She accurate deduces that, if he can break something so resilient, an armored vault door would be no match for him!]]
19th Sep '16 8:36:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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*** Worth noting is that Goku being protected by the Dragonball in his shirt was in the manga, but the claim of them being ''literal indestructible'' [[{{Filler}} was not]] and thus probably isn't canon.

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*** Worth noting is that Goku being protected by the Dragonball in his shirt was in the manga, but the claim of them being ''literal ''literally indestructible'' [[{{Filler}} was not]] and thus probably isn't canon.
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