History Main / NighInvulnerability

30th Jul '17 5:31:58 PM EdwardGil
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* In certain stories of [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian Legend]], Sir Gawain had a sword (Galantine) that made him invincible for as long as the sun shown on him. He and Sir Lancelot once fought a duel starting at sunrise. Lancelot won by blocking every strike until sundown; 12 hours later.
** Sir Gawain himself fought the Green Knight; who challenged him to a "head-cutting off contest" with the offer that Gawain could go first. The Green Knight just put his head back on and said it was his turn. (There's more to the story, but that part has the trope.]]
** The scabbard of King Arthur's sword, {{Excalibur}}, would protect from any blow struck at Arthur. The beginning of the end of Camelot was when someone stole the scabbard.
28th Jul '17 7:33:19 PM Prometheus117
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** Many, many other Servants in Nasuverse has this. Siegfried, Achilles, and Karna from ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' could respectively put Heracles to shame in this trope. The first can tank A-rank attacks (that will tear Heracles easily) like mosquito bites. The second can't even be hurt by anything with lower Divinity rank than him, which is B+. The last, however, is on his own league. Not only he lacks AchillesHeel, his divine armor reduces ''any'' damage, physical, magical or even ''[[RealityWarper conceptual]]'' into 1/10 of its original value. Before taking into account its own and Karna's own natural defense. And Karna himself is only mildly inconvenienced by injuries as severe as [[spoiler:having stakes ''[[BodyHorror skewering him from the inside out]]'']]. Note that this isn't what his armor should do in the real myth, where it should give him CompleteImmortality.

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** Many, many other Servants in Nasuverse has this. Siegfried, Achilles, and Karna from ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' could respectively put Heracles to shame in this trope. The first can tank A-rank attacks (that will tear into Heracles easily) like mosquito bites. bites anywhere on his body that doesn't hit the leaf-shaped mark on his back, and will even reduce damage from Noble Phantasms. The second can't even be hurt by anything that lacks Divinity and takes reduced damage from those with a lower Divinity rank than him, which is B+. B+, unless they strike him in the heel, which disables said protection, but he's got the survival ability to rival Cú Chulainn even without it. The last, however, is on in his own league. Not only does he lacks AchillesHeel, lack an AchillesHeel like the other two, his divine armor reduces ''any'' damage, physical, magical or even ''[[RealityWarper conceptual]]'' into 1/10 of its original value. Before taking into account its own and Karna's own natural defense. And Karna himself is only mildly inconvenienced by injuries as severe as [[spoiler:having stakes ''[[BodyHorror skewering him from the inside out]]'']]. Note that this isn't what his armor should do in the real myth, where it should give him CompleteImmortality.
24th Jul '17 12:54:22 AM Piterpicher
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* [[HappyAppy Forenzik]]. In chronological order, Forenzik had the abandoned studio collapse on him, got hit with a car, and had his arm chopped off. And yet he somehow comes back every time. When [[spoiler:Freddrick Gorgote]] dies, it's revealed why he keeps coming back: [[spoiler:Freddrick had a bunch of followers that would act as Forenzik to make Freddrick seem like he was immortal.]]

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* [[HappyAppy [[Literature/HappyAppy Forenzik]]. In chronological order, Forenzik had the abandoned studio collapse on him, got hit with a car, and had his arm chopped off. And yet he somehow comes back every time. When [[spoiler:Freddrick Gorgote]] dies, it's revealed why he keeps coming back: [[spoiler:Freddrick had a bunch of followers that would act as Forenzik to make Freddrick seem like he was immortal.]]
13th Jul '17 4:47:27 PM N_Dreiling
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* Francis IX in ''Nina Kimberly the Merciless'' by Christiana Ellis is this. Much to the chagrin of the [[BadassPrincess title character]] who wants to kill him, [[TooStupidToLive no matter how badly he wants to marry her]].
13th Jul '17 2:06:08 AM Mister6
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* The [[Franchise/TheFutureIsWild Northern Rattleback]]'s thick, scaly shell protects it from both Carakillers & fire.
21st Jun '17 5:25:57 PM azbyc15243
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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'':
** Materials, essentially the {{Mons}} of the setting, have both the ''Made of Diamond'' and ''Can Only Kill Part of Him'' variants. They can only be damaged by supernatural means, such as other Materials' attacks. But even if they are destroyed, that only applies to that particular physical body - the same Material can be resummoned later with no ill effects.
** Summoners and vessels can gain a more limited form of this. When they summon a Material, it enters the vessel's body and transforms them into itself, giving them the same immunity to normal attacks. The excess energy of the Material is also used to form a [[DeflectorShields protective circle]] around the summoner, which makes them immune to almost everything (even Material attacks). However, the transformed vessel contains a core, and if this is destroyed, both summoner and vessel are knocked out and lose all of this protection.
** The White Queen, the most powerful Material, takes this UpToEleven. Most Materials are too afraid to even attack her, and even other Unexplored-Class Materials (which are ostensibly on her level) can't match her one on one. It takes literally hundreds of other Unexplored-Class to defeat her in a fight. Additionally, she is capable of bypassing a summoner's protective circle with her attacks (a trait only shared with the [[EldritchAbomination Black Maw]], which is [[spoiler:another facet of her]]).
10th Jun '17 8:06:51 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/york.html]] [[http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.Vignettes/The.Diary.of.Alvin.York.html#October%208th%201918 Corporal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York Alvin]] [[ImplacableMan York]]. During WWI, his unit was sent to capture a German railroad, when they came under fire from dozens of hidden German machine gun nests. With half the squad dead and the other half cowering, York stood alone with his rifle and took concentrated fire from [[ATeamFiring thirty-two machine gunners]] [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy and over 100 German riflemen]] and [[PunctuatedForEmphasis didn't. Receive. A]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scratch.]]'' He fired back, killing 28 Germans, and according to his account [[ImprobableAimingSkills he didn't even]] ''[[BoomHeadshot miss.]]''

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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/york.html]] [[http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.Vignettes/The.Diary.of.Alvin.York.html#October%208th%201918 Corporal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York Alvin]] [[ImplacableMan York]]. During WWI, his unit was sent to capture a German railroad, when they came under fire from dozens of hidden German Maxim machine gun nests. With half the squad dead and the other half cowering, pinned down, York stood alone with his rifle M1917 Enfield and took concentrated fire from [[ATeamFiring thirty-two machine gunners]] [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy and over 100 German riflemen]] and [[PunctuatedForEmphasis didn't. Receive. A]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome scratch.]]'' He fired back, killing 28 Germans, and according to his account [[ImprobableAimingSkills he didn't even]] ''[[BoomHeadshot miss.]]''



** The Germans, slowly realizing that York was somehow not dying from the hurricane of lead they were firing at him, sent a six-man squad to rush him. Since he had few shots left in his rifle, York drew and shot them all down with his pistol, ''[[HolyShitQuotient back to front,]]'' [[HolyShitQuotient so the ones in front wouldn't notice the others dying until too late.]] Shortly after, he accepted an offer of surrender from the German major present and marched all 130 or so remaining soldiers back to his base as prisoners (surviving several [[ISurrenderSuckers false surrender gambits]] including brushing off a [[StuffBlowingUp hand grenade]] attack from one such, as well as [[DeathFromAbove heavy artillery fire]] all the while he was escorting the captured soldiers), after having had tens or ''hundreds'' of ''thousands'' of [[MoreDakka bullets from scores of heavy machine guns and rifles]] fired at him without leaving a mark on his body. [[ComicBook/{{Preacher}} Not enough gun,]] it seems.
*** Incidentally, York himself believed that [[DivineIntervention God protected and guided him]] during the battle...if he was right, this may be more of a literal example than it appears.

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** The Germans, slowly realizing that York was somehow not dying from the hurricane of lead they were firing at him, sent a six-man squad to rush him. Since he had few shots no bullets left in his rifle, York drew his M1911 pistol and shot them all down with his pistol, down, ''[[HolyShitQuotient back to front,]]'' [[HolyShitQuotient so the ones in front wouldn't notice the others dying until too late.]] He then turned around to find that a German major had attempted to shoot him with his Luger, but missed York every time. Shortly after, he York accepted an offer of surrender from the German major present and marched all 130 or so remaining soldiers back to his base as prisoners (surviving several [[ISurrenderSuckers false surrender gambits]] including brushing off a [[StuffBlowingUp hand grenade]] attack from one such, as well as [[DeathFromAbove heavy artillery fire]] all the while he was escorting the captured soldiers), after having had tens or ''hundreds'' of ''thousands'' of [[MoreDakka bullets from scores of heavy machine guns and rifles]] fired at him without leaving a mark on his body. [[ComicBook/{{Preacher}} Not enough gun,]] it seems.
*** Incidentally, York himself believed that [[DivineIntervention God protected and guided him]] during the battle...if he was right, this may be more of a literal example than it appears. He was also a pacifist, and went back to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming pray for the souls of the dead Americans ''and'' the dead Germans]].
6th Jun '17 4:17:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Astorath the Prince of Darkness is so physically strong he's completely unaffected by ''warship-class weapons'' fired directly at him. It's why Cream [[GenreSavvy fights dirty]] and throws Cheese directly into his eyes.

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** Astorath the Prince of Darkness is so physically strong he's completely unaffected by ''warship-class weapons'' fired directly at him. It's why Cream [[GenreSavvy [[CombatPragmatist fights dirty]] and throws Cheese directly into his eyes.
27th May '17 11:11:24 AM nombretomado
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* In Stieg Larsson's ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl Who Played With Fire]]'', [[TheBrute massive blond thug]] Roland Niedermann seems invulnerable to everything from full-force body blows to stab wounds and even gunfire. In fact, [[spoiler: this is not the case: due to congenital analgesia, he simply cannot ''feel'' the damage inflicted on him. This, when paired with his enormous build, makes him appear invincible.]] However, [[spoiler: the same genetic flaws that give him his strength and numbness result in him being [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity an utterly paranoid psychopath]]]].

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* In Stieg Larsson's ''[[TheMillenniumTrilogy ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl Who Played With Fire]]'', [[TheBrute massive blond thug]] Roland Niedermann seems invulnerable to everything from full-force body blows to stab wounds and even gunfire. In fact, [[spoiler: this is not the case: due to congenital analgesia, he simply cannot ''feel'' the damage inflicted on him. This, when paired with his enormous build, makes him appear invincible.]] However, [[spoiler: the same genetic flaws that give him his strength and numbness result in him being [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity an utterly paranoid psychopath]]]].
20th May '17 11:32:57 AM nombretomado
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* Lord British in the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' series. He is nearly impossible to kill (if not outright impossible), and even the Armageddon spell, which destroys [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin every person and object in the entire world]] does not affect him. Usually, the only way to kill him involves either [[LordBritishPostulate creative exploits]] or (in one instance) an EasterEgg.

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* Lord British in the ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' series. He is nearly impossible to kill (if not outright impossible), and even the Armageddon spell, which destroys [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin every person and object in the entire world]] does not affect him. Usually, the only way to kill him involves either [[LordBritishPostulate creative exploits]] or (in one instance) an EasterEgg.
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