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22nd Jul '16 12:03:47 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' features one of the most brilliant examples of this trope ever done in their treatment of the infamous "Immortal Colasour" in the final episodes. Showing how DangerouslyGenreSavvy they can be the writers played a half dozen tricks that had the audience saying this. To sum it up, in episode 23 of the second season, [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he and his beloved Colonel switch sides in order to help Celestial Being Fight Against the Innovators.]] In the heat of battle, [[HeroicSacrifice he then throws himself in front of three kamikaze mobile suits to protect her]] [[FinalSpeech while confessing his love for her at the top of his lungs.]] As this happens, Kati [[SayMyName shouts his full name for the first time in the series.]] With all of these strikes against him, it seems that our beloved Patrick was down for the count and not coming back, especially since around this time in the series [[KillEmAll important characters had been dying by the bucketload.]] And yet, in the final episode, who should show up but Patrick, not only having survived without a scratch, but [[HappilyEverAfter revealing that he was about to be married to Kati.]]]]

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' features one of the most brilliant examples of this trope ever done in their treatment of the infamous "Immortal Colasour" in the final episodes. Showing how DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart they can be the writers played a half dozen tricks that had the audience saying this. To sum it up, in episode 23 of the second season, [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath he and his beloved Colonel switch sides in order to help Celestial Being Fight Against the Innovators.]] In the heat of battle, [[HeroicSacrifice he then throws himself in front of three kamikaze mobile suits to protect her]] [[FinalSpeech while confessing his love for her at the top of his lungs.]] As this happens, Kati [[SayMyName shouts his full name for the first time in the series.]] With all of these strikes against him, it seems that our beloved Patrick was down for the count and not coming back, especially since around this time in the series [[KillEmAll important characters had been dying by the bucketload.]] And yet, in the final episode, who should show up but Patrick, not only having survived without a scratch, but [[HappilyEverAfter revealing that he was about to be married to Kati.]]]]



* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' when Clare, to throw the insane Ophelia off her trail, deliberately gets herself [[GoodThingYouCanHeal severely wounded]] and knocked off a cliff into a rushing river. Unfortunately for her, Ophelia is DangerouslyGenreSavvy...

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* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' when Clare, to throw the insane Ophelia off her trail, deliberately gets herself [[GoodThingYouCanHeal severely wounded]] and knocked off a cliff into a rushing river. Unfortunately for her, Ophelia is DangerouslyGenreSavvy...wise about this...



* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', even DangerouslyGenreSavvy MageKiller Kiritsugu falls for saying this when he [[spoiler:[[DungeonBypass completely blows up the hotel that one of his enemies has turned into a fortress]]]] and confidently declares over a phone call that no magical defense could have saved him from ''that''. Sure enough, the first sign that the enemy Master survived was that his Servant's curse on Saber did not eventually disappear, as it should have.

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* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', even DangerouslyGenreSavvy MageKiller Kiritsugu falls for saying this when he [[spoiler:[[DungeonBypass completely blows up the hotel that one of his enemies has turned into a fortress]]]] and confidently declares over a phone call that no magical defense could have saved him from ''that''. Sure enough, the first sign that the enemy Master survived was that his Servant's curse on Saber did not eventually disappear, as it should have.



* Lampshaded by the DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{De|adpanSnarker}}nth in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', as demonstrated by the pagequote.

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* Lampshaded by the DangerouslyGenreSavvy {{De|adpanSnarker}}nth in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', as demonstrated by the pagequote.



** This is all the assurance [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] needs that he ''did'' survive. Good thing the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] has a contingency plan for this...

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** This is all the assurance [[MagnificentBastard Azula]] needs that he ''did'' survive. Good thing the DangerouslyGenreSavvy [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] TheChessmaster has a contingency plan for this...
20th Jul '16 4:17:43 AM contrafanxxx
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* Remember how Paulo Guerra got hit by the satellite beam in the arcade version of ''VideoGame/RazingStorm''? [[spoiler: He's alive and kicking in the PS3 sequel.]]
4th Jul '16 12:50:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Confidently invoked by a Clone Trooper in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0568.html this]] episode of ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' after the clones have blasted [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] off of a cliff. Of course, Obi-Wan just hits some {{Soft Water}} and is [[ForegoneConclusion completely fine...]]

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* Confidently invoked by a Clone Trooper in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0568.html this]] episode of ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' after the clones have blasted [[TheObiWan Obi-Wan]] Obi-Wan off of a cliff. Of course, Obi-Wan just hits some {{Soft Water}} and is [[ForegoneConclusion completely fine...]]
1st Jun '16 12:36:54 PM gcreative
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* Magic isn't ''supposed'' to be able to save you from vacuum if you're ThrownOutOfTheAirlock, but Damien from Literature/StarshipsMage is no ordinary mage. When [[spoiler: he and Grace are cast into deep space by an explosion, he manages to create an impermeable shield to hold their breathable air, while Grace (also a mage) cycles carbon dioxide into oxygen.]]
18th May '16 3:27:51 PM SteveMB
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** In the series finale, Kim gets blasted by a Lowardian laser while entangled in Drakken's [[PlantPerson vine outgrowth]]. Drakken momentarily thinks she was disintegrated, but it turns out that the latter protected her from the former.
25th Apr '16 6:53:31 AM SteveMB
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** Played with in "Identity Crisis", where Bizarro is presumed to die saving Superman and Lois from an explosion. Luther warns Superman to clear out before activating the self-destruct, telling him the specifics of how violent the blast will be and claiming "not even you" can survive it. When Lois later wonders whether Bizarro is dead or not, Superman really has no idea; he's never experienced an explosion that violent, but if Luther was wrong, then Bizarro, being his clone, could have survived. (And as it turned out, he did.)

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** Played with in "Identity Crisis", where Bizarro is presumed to die saving Superman and Lois from an explosion. Luther Luthor warns Superman to clear out before activating the self-destruct, telling him the specifics of how violent the blast will be and claiming "not even you" can survive it. When Lois later wonders whether Bizarro is dead or not, Superman really has no idea; he's never experienced an explosion that violent, but if Luther Luthor was wrong, then Bizarro, being his clone, could have survived. (And as it turned out, he did.))
** In "The Late Mr. Kent", Clark Kent uncovers evidence that [[ClearMyName exonerates a convicted murderer]], leading the real killer to plant a bomb in his car. He's not hurt, of course, but he has to let people belive that Clark is dead until he can explain his survival without revealing his SecretIdentity.
19th Apr '16 1:32:48 AM erforce
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** In ''{{Film/Goldeneye}}'', Alec Trevelyan [[DisneyVillainDeath falls hundreds of yards from the top of a satellite dish]] but then is seen writhing about on the ground below immediately afterwards. He only dies when the dish falls on top of him.

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** In ''{{Film/Goldeneye}}'', ''Film/GoldenEye'', Alec Trevelyan [[DisneyVillainDeath falls hundreds of yards from the top of a satellite dish]] but then is seen writhing about on the ground below immediately afterwards. He only dies when the dish falls on top of him.



* At one point played straight and then inverted in Literature/CiaphasCain: Hero of the Imperium, [[DesignatedHero Cain]] is forced to leave four of his squadmates for dead as he escapes a genestealer horde. A short time later he gets cornered by the genestealers, when who should show up to rescue him but two of the four people he had abandoned. Apparently, [[spoiler: they only got away because of Jurgen's rare power as a "psychic blank" screwing with the tyranid HiveMind]]. A few scenes after that, [[spoiler: they encounter the other two, who also said they had escaped the genestealers, although they only vaguely recalled how, and then Cain shoots them because he could tell that the stealers had implanted both of them.]]

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* At one point played straight and then inverted in Literature/CiaphasCain: ''Literature/CiaphasCain: Hero of the Imperium, Imperium'', [[DesignatedHero Cain]] is forced to leave four of his squadmates for dead as he escapes a genestealer horde. A short time later he gets cornered by the genestealers, when who should show up to rescue him but two of the four people he had abandoned. Apparently, [[spoiler: they only got away because of Jurgen's rare power as a "psychic blank" screwing with the tyranid HiveMind]]. A few scenes after that, [[spoiler: they encounter the other two, who also said they had escaped the genestealers, although they only vaguely recalled how, and then Cain shoots them because he could tell that the stealers had implanted both of them.]]
25th Mar '16 6:43:49 PM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', General Ross calls up his daughter and says they both know there's no way that Bruce Banner could have survived a direct hit from a nuclear weapon, but if he did happen to contact her, would she tip him off? Betty says she wouldn't...but it's a moot point as she knows [[GenreSavvy her father's men have her under surveillance just in case.]]

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', General Ross calls up his daughter and says they both know there's no way that Bruce Banner could have survived a direct hit from a nuclear weapon, but if he did happen to contact her, would she tip him off? off? Betty says she wouldn't...wouldn't, but then says it's a moot point as she knows [[GenreSavvy her father's men have her under surveillance just in case.]]
25th Mar '16 6:42:11 PM JackG
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* At the end of ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', General Ross calls up his daughter and says they both know there's no way that Bruce Banner could have survived a direct hit from a nuclear weapon, but if he did happen to contact her, would she tip him off? Betty says she wouldn't...but it's a moot point as she knows [[GenreSavvy her father's men have her under surveillance just in case.]]
11th Mar '16 8:02:55 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles II: The Secret of the Ooze'': Raphael mocks the idea of Shredder having survived his "half gainer right into the back of a garbage truck" at the climax of the first movie; Shredder not only survived the fall, but also being compacted. Subverted at the end: [[spoiler: Super Shredder wrecks a pier, bringing the whole structure down on himself and the Turtles. The Turtles see his hand emerge from the wreckage, and Raphael exclaims, "Nobody coulda survived that!" The hand then falls, indicating that Shredder has, in fact, died this time.]]

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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles II: The Secret of the Ooze'': ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'': Raphael mocks the idea of Shredder having survived his "half gainer right into the back of a garbage truck" at the climax of the first movie; Shredder not only survived the fall, but also being compacted. Subverted at the end: [[spoiler: Super Shredder wrecks a pier, bringing the whole structure down on himself and the Turtles. The Turtles see his hand emerge from the wreckage, and Raphael exclaims, "Nobody coulda survived that!" The hand then falls, indicating that Shredder has, in fact, died this time.]]
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