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26th Mar '17 5:06:36 PM Caps-luna
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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.
26th Mar '17 4:55:49 PM Caps-luna
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* 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.

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* 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.
14th Mar '17 11:49:22 PM Bassman
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* 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 it's 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.
9th Mar '17 5:43:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** 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, [[GenreSavvy guaranteeing it couldn't be cut in half as was done to his apprentice Darth Maul]].

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** 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, [[GenreSavvy guaranteeing it couldn't be cut in half as was done to his apprentice Darth Maul]].Maul.
24th Feb '17 7:55:19 AM astaroth911
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** 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''.]]
24th Feb '17 7:46:32 AM astaroth911
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**Mithril is an incredibly resistant (and precious) material. While wearing a chain mail made of Mithril, Frodo survives being speared by a freaking Troll, with only a bruise as a result. Not only that, but the mail is undamaged after this impact.
16th Feb '17 8:41:18 PM NOYB
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* The [[TheDragon Beast]] in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', though he is killed by a weapon made out of what he is made out of.

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* The [[TheDragon Beast]] in ''Series/{{Angel}}'', though he is killed by a weapon made out of what he is made out of.himself.
9th Jan '17 11:16:49 AM ChronoLegion
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** That's why a lot of electronics can now be bought on Amazon in "frustration-free packaging", which stands for "normal boxes".
9th Jan '17 11:13:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''[[Literature/FormicWars The Swarm]]'', the fact that humans haven't yet figured out a way to even ''dent'' a [[InsectoidAliens Formic]] ship's hull is a major plot point. Even gravity-based weapons only harm the inside of a ship and only a few meters deep at that. While Formic fighter craft are a completely different case, there's no way to defeat the approaching Formic fleet without a weapon capable of destroying their capital ships. For that matter, scientists have absolutely no idea what the material is even made of, only knowing that silicon is involved somehow. The outer hull has no visible seams. It's no until later that someone suggests that the Hive Queen is using genetically-engineered organisms to fuse sections together using special enzymes, effectively turning the hull into a singular shell. [[spoiler:Eventually, Jukes, Ltd., comes up with a way of using nanites to eat silicon, but the delivery method is still unreliable]].
9th Jan '17 11:05:16 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/TheLostRoom'', all the cursed Objects are indestructible, regardless of their normal ability. The best way to tell it from a fake is to attack it.

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* In ''Series/TheLostRoom'', all the cursed Objects are indestructible, regardless of their normal ability. The best way to tell it from a fake is to attack it. In a pinch, the Coat can be used as a bulletproof vest, although, while no bullet will penetrate it, your body will still feel the full force of the impact.
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