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7th May '16 5:21:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''GreysAnatomy'': The season six finale is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Cristina. [[spoiler:Derek's been shot, and lockdown has left no one but her to operate on him. If she doesn't, he will die. A few minutes later, the shooter comes in and sticks his gun in her face, ''demanding'' that she stop operating and let Derek die. She's scared, she's crying, but her hands don't shake because dammit [[HonorBeforeReason she promised she would try to save her best friend's husband.]] She keeps. On. Operating.]]

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* ''GreysAnatomy'': ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': The season six finale is a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Cristina. [[spoiler:Derek's been shot, and lockdown has left no one but her to operate on him. If she doesn't, he will die. A few minutes later, the shooter comes in and sticks his gun in her face, ''demanding'' that she stop operating and let Derek die. She's scared, she's crying, but her hands don't shake because dammit [[HonorBeforeReason she promised she would try to save her best friend's husband.]] She keeps. On. Operating.]]
14th Apr '16 11:22:12 PM M84
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*** One of the signs of how far the Chaos Space Marines have [[FallenHero fallen]] is that they do not have this rule. Their nerves are very much not steel, and they know fear.
27th Mar '16 6:45:51 PM vtarira
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Poe Dameron shows signs of this too. It's part of [[AcePilot the job]].
-->(Finn is escaping with the captured Poe by pretending to be transferring him... through the flight deck.)
-->'''Finn''': Okay, stay calm. Stay calm.
-->'''Poe''' (flatly): I am calm.
-->'''Finn''': I was talking to myself.
3rd Mar '16 3:40:35 AM catmuto
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* ''LetsPlay/AestheticGamer'' barely ever gets scared by whatever occurs in the many, many horror games he plays. He once did jump in his seat when, during his ''VideoGame/DreadOut'' playthrough, [[spoiler: a motorcycle was flung over the partition in the abandoned wedding hall]].
2nd Mar '16 9:02:12 AM Ekk0
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Someone who has NervesOfSteel ''thinks'' when times are tough. He makes decisions efficiently; he pushes his emotions aside, and so his decisions are not overly affected by them. He may be TheStoic, or he may be perfectly normal emotionally. Either way, his ''mind'' is never shoved aside when his emotion is. It is always thinking, a weapon as sharp as a sword. Characters with Nerves of Steel aren't intimidated by screams from those with a HairTriggerTemper, won't get upset if his EvilPlan is foiled (this is a morality neutral trait), he isn't likely to burst into tears when it turns out TheHero is NotQuiteDead and got better, and very probably won't even raise his voice to the man who murdered a BusFullOfInnocents unless the sound of his righteous ass kicking is loud enough to require it. Even happy news and emotions aren't likely to cause exaggerated reactions of joy (though he probably enjoys a nice hearty laugh every now and then). When captured, [[DefiantCaptive they are defiant]] and likely planning their escape.

Reasons for this demeanor vary. He's probably SeenItAll, is naturally [[TheSpock Spock-like]], has an iron-clad StepfordSmiler facade (though on the inside they probably ''are'' banging his head against his cage) or emotionally ''can't'' be made to feel extreme emotion, such as the TinMan. This doesn't count if the character is an EmptyShell, since there isn't anyone home to excite. The ExtremeDoormat may count depending on the individual case (some are just too listless to care at all, not requiring any emotional control at all). AffablyEvil villains and TheChessmaster are always composed as a result of everything [[AllAccordingToPlan going according to plan]].

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Someone who has NervesOfSteel ''thinks'' when times are tough. He makes They make decisions efficiently; he pushes his they push their emotions aside, and so his their decisions are not overly affected by them. He They may be TheStoic, or he they may be perfectly normal emotionally. Either way, his their ''mind'' is never shoved aside when his their emotion is. It is always thinking, a weapon as sharp as a sword. Characters with Nerves of Steel aren't intimidated by screams from those with a HairTriggerTemper, won't get upset if his their EvilPlan is foiled (this is a morality neutral trait), he isn't they aren't likely to burst into tears when it turns out TheHero is NotQuiteDead and got better, and very probably won't even raise his their voice to the man who murdered a BusFullOfInnocents unless the sound of his their righteous ass kicking is loud enough to require it. Even happy news and emotions aren't likely to cause exaggerated reactions of joy (though he they probably enjoys enjoy a nice hearty laugh every now and then). When captured, [[DefiantCaptive they are defiant]] and likely planning their escape.

Reasons for this demeanor vary. He's They probably SeenItAll, is naturally [[TheSpock Spock-like]], has an iron-clad StepfordSmiler facade (though on the inside they probably ''are'' banging his their head against his cage) or emotionally ''can't'' be made to feel extreme emotion, such as the TinMan. This doesn't count if the character is an EmptyShell, since there isn't anyone home to excite. The ExtremeDoormat may count depending on the individual case (some are just too listless to care at all, not requiring any emotional control at all). AffablyEvil villains and TheChessmaster are always composed as a result of everything [[AllAccordingToPlan going according to plan]].
23rd Feb '16 5:25:43 PM pablo360
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* [[TheCaptain Kaff Tagon,]] and indeed many of the Toughs in Webcomic/SchlockMercenary. Exceedingly useful, given ther [[HiredGuns profession.]] In fact, Tagon once grabbed a thrown knife '''[[EyeScream out of his eye]]''' and, without hesitating, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-08-15 threw it back at his attacker.]]
-->Tagon: Thank you. Now ''I'' have a knife.
23rd Feb '16 5:18:22 PM pablo360
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Even if this person doesn't have PsychicPowers; their control over their OWN brain often makes them resistant to those who do.

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Even if this person doesn't have PsychicPowers; PsychicPowers, their control over their OWN brain often makes them resistant to those who do.
22nd Feb '16 8:28:58 PM nombretomado
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* Nobody is braver than [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain Steve Rogers]], not [[WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan an invincible high tech cyborg]], nor [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk a humanoid tsunami who can punch through mountains]], or even [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor the god of thunder himself]], and hence it is he, but a mere mortal, who leads ''Film/TheAvengers'' to a crushing victory against an army of alien invaders.

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* Nobody is braver than [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain Steve Rogers]], not [[WesternAnimation/TheInvincibleIronMan an invincible high tech cyborg]], nor [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk a humanoid tsunami who can punch through mountains]], or even [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor the god of thunder himself]], and hence it is he, but a mere mortal, who leads ''Film/TheAvengers'' ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' to a crushing victory against an army of alien invaders.
10th Jan '16 10:21:42 AM nombretomado
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* Rocky, [[SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star's]] snail that was often mistaken for a rock.

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* Rocky, [[SpongeBobSquarePants [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Patrick Star's]] snail that was often mistaken for a rock.
9th Jan '16 10:46:58 AM rjung
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''Abel:'' Would it help?

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''Abel:'' '''Abel:''' Would it help?
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