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20th Apr '18 9:04:36 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* The Shrike from the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', and [[spoiler:Rhadamanth Nemes]] in the ''Endymion'' half of the series, would qualify as Trope Codifiers if the series was better known. The Shrike [[spoiler:attacks the [[EliteMooks Swiss Guard]], supposedly the greatest soldiers in charted space, and kills them all without sustaining any damage. [[spoiler:Nemes]] is attacked by a starship that blasts her with a massive laser that only succeeds in melting the ground she'd standing on and encasing her in stone for a while. Even later, the Shrike punches her through about eight metres through solid rock. And the Shrike itself is more than just Made of Diamond, since it possesses [[spoiler:control over time and space]] even if you did manage to kill the Shrike it wouldn't accomplish anything.

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* The Shrike from the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'', and [[spoiler:Rhadamanth Nemes]] in the ''Endymion'' half of the series, would qualify as Trope Codifiers if the series was better known. The Shrike [[spoiler:attacks the [[EliteMooks Swiss Guard]], supposedly the greatest soldiers in charted space, and kills them all without sustaining any damage.damage]]. [[spoiler:Nemes]] is attacked by a starship that blasts her with a massive laser that only succeeds in melting the ground she'd standing on and encasing her in stone for a while. Even later, the Shrike punches her through about eight metres through solid rock. And the Shrike itself is more than just Made of Diamond, since it possesses [[spoiler:control over time and space]] even if you did manage to kill the Shrike it wouldn't accomplish anything.
23rd Mar '18 9:49:20 PM Dimensio
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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'' the hologrammatic Arnold Rimmer starts out as an intangible VirtualGhost but in Series VI he gets a HardLight upgrade that he is told makes him virtually indestructible. Indeed, a later episode sees him surviving an act of JumpingOnAGrenade. This does not in any way prevent him from being a DirtyCoward.
22nd Mar '18 5:28:55 AM marethyu759
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' clarifies exactly what it takes to kill a Reaper: three of the human alliance's largest warships can outstrip the shield regeneration of a single Reaper, provided that they're all firing on it at the same time, while it takes four to have a decent chance of killing it[[note]]Keep in mind, this is ''after'' Reaper-technology was partially reverse-engineered from the remains of Sovereign. Before that, Sovereign took two entire fleets to finally kill it[[/note]]. To put that in context: each of those ships is firing the equivalent of three Hiroshima bombs every five seconds, and it takes ''four of them'' (or ''360 Hiroshima bombs every minute'') to kill one. And even then, it's a "maybe", since the Reaper can fire back, with the equivalent of ''35'' Hiroshima bombs. The Reaper armada vastly outnumbers said largest warship. One of the smaller, frigate-sized Reapers takes ''multiple'' cruisers in orbit firing on it with broadside guns repeatedly [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attacking Its Weakpoint]] to finally go down. The Reapers ''are'' taking casualties in the war... [[CurbStompBattle just not very many, and not nearly enough.]]

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' clarifies exactly what it takes to kill a Reaper: three of the human alliance's largest warships can outstrip the shield regeneration of a single Reaper, provided that they're all firing on it at the same time, while it takes four to have a decent chance of killing it[[note]]Keep in mind, this is ''after'' Reaper-technology was partially reverse-engineered from the remains of Sovereign. Before that, Sovereign took two entire fleets to finally kill it[[/note]]. To put that in context: each of those ships is firing the equivalent of three Hiroshima bombs every five seconds, and it takes ''four of them'' (or ''360 ''144 Hiroshima bombs every minute'') to kill one. And even then, it's a "maybe", since the Reaper can fire back, with the equivalent of ''35'' Hiroshima bombs. The Reaper armada vastly outnumbers said largest warship. One of the smaller, frigate-sized Reapers takes ''multiple'' cruisers in orbit firing on it with broadside guns repeatedly [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attacking Its Weakpoint]] to finally go down. The Reapers ''are'' taking casualties in the war... [[CurbStompBattle just not very many, and not nearly enough.]]
22nd Mar '18 5:24:55 AM marethyu759
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' clarifies exactly what it takes to kill a Reaper: three of the human alliance's largest warships can outstrip the shield regeneration of a single Reaper, provided that they're all firing on it at the same time, while it takes four to have a decent chance of killing it[[note]]Keep in mind, this is ''after'' Reaper-technology was partially reverse-engineered from the remains of Sovereign. Before that, Sovereign took two entire fleets to finally kill it[[/note]]. To put that in context: each of those ships is firing the equivalent of three Hiroshima bombs every two seconds, and it takes ''four of them'' (or ''360 Hiroshima bombs every minute'') to kill one. And even then, it's a "maybe", since the Reaper can fire back, with the equivalent of ''35'' Hiroshima bombs. The Reaper armada vastly outnumbers said largest warship. One of the smaller, frigate-sized Reapers takes ''multiple'' cruisers in orbit firing on it with broadside guns repeatedly [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attacking Its Weakpoint]] to finally go down. The Reapers ''are'' taking casualties in the war... [[CurbStompBattle just not very many, and not nearly enough.]]

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' clarifies exactly what it takes to kill a Reaper: three of the human alliance's largest warships can outstrip the shield regeneration of a single Reaper, provided that they're all firing on it at the same time, while it takes four to have a decent chance of killing it[[note]]Keep in mind, this is ''after'' Reaper-technology was partially reverse-engineered from the remains of Sovereign. Before that, Sovereign took two entire fleets to finally kill it[[/note]]. To put that in context: each of those ships is firing the equivalent of three Hiroshima bombs every two five seconds, and it takes ''four of them'' (or ''360 Hiroshima bombs every minute'') to kill one. And even then, it's a "maybe", since the Reaper can fire back, with the equivalent of ''35'' Hiroshima bombs. The Reaper armada vastly outnumbers said largest warship. One of the smaller, frigate-sized Reapers takes ''multiple'' cruisers in orbit firing on it with broadside guns repeatedly [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attacking Its Weakpoint]] to finally go down. The Reapers ''are'' taking casualties in the war... [[CurbStompBattle just not very many, and not nearly enough.]]
20th Mar '18 5:59:36 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Like in canon, almost nothing can kill the countries. It's due to their ability to regenerate and somehow survive just about anything...except for the killing of their lands.
10th Mar '18 10:09:01 PM NOYB
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** BigBad Mayor Wilkins regenerated all damage, thanks to a dark ritual performed a hundred days prior to his ascension. The Next BigBad, Adam, was Made of Diamond; until the finale none of the heroes' attacks even made him flinch. Besides which, he was sustained by a uranium power core, and so could continue functioning without a head; destroying him meant either utterly annihilating his body or destroying the power core. Adam was followed by Glory, a hell goddess who wasn't budged by anything short of semi trucks or the hammer of a troll god. And the only way too actually kill her was to kill Ben, the normal squishy human she shared a body with.

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** BigBad Mayor Wilkins regenerated all damage, thanks to a dark ritual performed a hundred days prior to his ascension. The Next BigBad, Adam, was Made of Diamond; until the finale none of the heroes' attacks even made him flinch. Besides which, he was sustained by a uranium power core, and so could continue functioning without a head; destroying him meant either utterly annihilating his body or destroying the power core. Adam was followed by Glory, a hell goddess who wasn't budged by anything short of semi trucks or the hammer of a troll god. And the only way too to actually kill her was to kill Ben, the normal squishy human she shared a body with.



* On ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' the humanoid Cylons have the ability to "redownload" and resurrect in shiny new bodies after they're killed, but only when there's a resurrection ship nearby. Even if one manages to make death stick for one of them, though, there are plenty of copies. It ''is'' possible to shut an individual Cylon (or even an entire model) down for good, but the only ones with the technology to do this are the other Cylons.\\

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* On ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' the humanoid Cylons have the ability to "redownload" "download" and resurrect in shiny new bodies after they're killed, but only when there's a resurrection ship nearby. Even if one manages to make death stick for one of them, though, there are plenty of copies. It ''is'' possible to shut an individual Cylon (or even an entire model) down for good, but the only ones with the technology to do this are the other Cylons.\\
5th Mar '18 4:45:12 PM Malady
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** TheUglyBarnacle was so ugly that everyone died.

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** TheUglyBarnacle ''Literature/TheUglyBarnacle'' was so ugly that everyone died.
3rd Mar '18 10:20:39 AM nombretomado
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* In the final stage of ''SonicChronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'', the party splits up into two teams. Each one ends up fighting a boss with ridiculously powerful shields at one point. When Knuckles' team faces the Gizoid Centurions, you have to survive two or three turns against them and their shields before you get a cut scene of them losing; then Sonic's team seeks out some inactive Centurions and Tails studies them to understand how the shields work and is able to jam them, allowing Knux and crew to fight them for real. After that, Sonic's crew encounters Prefect Charyb underwater, where he has a humongous advantage (plus you can't use POW Moves. After three turns, you get another cut scene, and action switches to Knuckles' team. After beating Prefect ''[[ScyllaAndCharybdis Scylla]]'', Knuckles is able to reach the drainage switch for the room the others are in, allowing Sonic to fight Charyb for real.

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* In the final stage of ''SonicChronicles: ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'', the party splits up into two teams. Each one ends up fighting a boss with ridiculously powerful shields at one point. When Knuckles' team faces the Gizoid Centurions, you have to survive two or three turns against them and their shields before you get a cut scene of them losing; then Sonic's team seeks out some inactive Centurions and Tails studies them to understand how the shields work and is able to jam them, allowing Knux and crew to fight them for real. After that, Sonic's crew encounters Prefect Charyb underwater, where he has a humongous advantage (plus you can't use POW Moves. After three turns, you get another cut scene, and action switches to Knuckles' team. After beating Prefect ''[[ScyllaAndCharybdis Scylla]]'', Knuckles is able to reach the drainage switch for the room the others are in, allowing Sonic to fight Charyb for real.
25th Feb '18 8:35:00 PM nombretomado
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* The [[TheJuggernaut Beast]] [[PlanetEater Planet]] from ShadowRaiders isn't fazed by ''any'' of the heroes' attempts at destroying it[[labelnote:*]]Which include ramming Planet Fire into one of its claws & detonating Planet Jungle in its interior.

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* The [[TheJuggernaut Beast]] [[PlanetEater Planet]] from ShadowRaiders ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'' isn't fazed by ''any'' of the heroes' attempts at destroying it[[labelnote:*]]Which include ramming Planet Fire into one of its claws & detonating Planet Jungle in its interior.
10th Feb '18 7:51:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''[[OurGodsAreDifferent God]]'': Face it. Sometimes you [[CompleteImmortality CAN'T]] [[KillTheGod kill a god]]. It's physically and theologically impossible. However other gods can sometimes kill gods, so they do technically fit the "nigh" part.

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** ''[[OurGodsAreDifferent God]]'': Face it. Sometimes you [[CompleteImmortality CAN'T]] [[KillTheGod kill a god]]. It's physically and theologically impossible. However [[TakesOneToKillOne other gods can sometimes kill gods, gods]], so they do technically fit the "nigh" part.
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