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19th Aug '16 9:05:57 PM Angeldeb82
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Basically, this is when a character falls into a situation that [[DeathTropes should, by all accounts, be lethal]], and survives through sheer luck or coincidence. This can be only a one time thing, or, more often, you have a character who constantly bumbles around, surviving things they shouldn't. Characters like this are often oblivious to the danger they find themselves in, or recognize that they are lucky and count their blessings, but, in the worst cases, they can get pretty arrogant about it, to the point where [[WhyWontYouDie you wish they]] ''[[WhyWontYouDie would]]'' [[WhyWontYouDie die]].

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Basically, this is when a character falls into a situation that [[DeathTropes should, by all accounts, be lethal]], and survives through sheer luck or coincidence. This can be only a one time thing, or, more often, you have a character who constantly bumbles around, surviving things they shouldn't. Characters like this are often oblivious to the danger they find themselves in, or recognize that they are lucky and count their blessings, but, in the worst cases, they can get pretty arrogant about it, to the point where [[WhyWontYouDie you wish they]] ''[[WhyWontYouDie would]]'' ''{{w|hyWontYouDie}}ould'' [[WhyWontYouDie die]].



* President "Baby" Panay from ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'' also survived having a grenade blow up in his face, after which he also survives being shot up by [[TheHero Rico.]] [[spoiler: It takes a nuclear explosion to (presumably) kill him.]]
* Especially in later games, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is the god-king of this trope, thanks to its plethora of NoKillLikeOverkill attacks. Both player characters and enemies are capable of surviving ultimate attacks that seem to cause anywhere from a [[ApocalypseHow Class 1 to a Class X-2 apocalypse]]!

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* President "Baby" Panay from ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'' also survived having a grenade blow up in his face, after which he also survives being shot up by [[TheHero Rico.]] Rico]]. [[spoiler: It takes a nuclear explosion to (presumably) kill him.]]
* Especially in later games, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is the god-king of this trope, thanks to its plethora of NoKillLikeOverkill ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill attacks. Both player characters and enemies are capable of surviving ultimate attacks that seem to cause anywhere from a [[ApocalypseHow Class 1 to a Class X-2 apocalypse]]!
15th Aug '16 8:45:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Noble Six plummets to Reach from space after [[spoiler: Jorge's HeroicSacrifice]] and somehow survives with little more than a limp, whereas in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the fall from the Forerunner ship over Earth was thought to kill Master Chief when he was found. Of course, Noble Six was wearing specialized atmosphere re-entry equipment, while Master Chief was not.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Noble Six plummets to Reach from space after [[spoiler: Jorge's HeroicSacrifice]] and somehow survives with little more than a limp, whereas in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the fall from the Forerunner ship over Earth was thought to kill Master Chief when he was found. Of course, Noble Six was wearing specialized atmosphere re-entry equipment, while Master Chief was not.not.
** ''VideoGame/Halo4'': Cortana somehow manages to instantly cover Chief in enough HardLight to protect him from a point-blank nuclear detonation coming from a bomb the Chief himself had just hand-detonated.
15th Aug '16 8:41:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Noble Six plummets to Reach from space after [[spoiler: Jorge's HeroicSacrifice]] and somehow survives with little more than a limp, whereas in Halo 3, the fall from the Forerunner ship over Earth was thought to kill Master Chief when he was found. Of course, Noble Six was wearing specialized atmosphere re-entry equipment, Master Chief was not.

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* ''VideoGame/HaloReach'': Noble Six plummets to Reach from space after [[spoiler: Jorge's HeroicSacrifice]] and somehow survives with little more than a limp, whereas in Halo 3, ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the fall from the Forerunner ship over Earth was thought to kill Master Chief when he was found. Of course, Noble Six was wearing specialized atmosphere re-entry equipment, while Master Chief was not.
18th Jul '16 6:15:17 PM TheWanderer
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* Several of the characters in "Snatch" appear to be virtually immortal - including Bullet Tooth Tony and Boris the Blade (aka "Boris the bullet dodger"). Shot over and over again they just won't die! [[spoiler: Until they do.]]

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* Several of the characters in "Snatch" ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' appear to be virtually immortal - including Bullet Tooth Tony and Boris the Blade (aka "Boris the bullet dodger"). Shot over and over again they just won't die! [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until they do.do. Boris winds up the victim of a RasputinianDeath, while Tony, who became famous for getting shot 6 times by an enemy and being strong enough to kill the guy with a sword afterwards, gets killed by a stray bullet from a HandCannon.]]
11th Mar '16 8:03:39 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', [[spoiler:Shredder is crushed by a trash compactor]], yet turns up alive in the next movie. Ironically [[spoiler:he is later killed by a dock collapsing on him, which is considerably weaker as noted by the Angry Video Game Nerd]].

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* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1990'', [[spoiler:Shredder is crushed by a trash compactor]], yet turns up alive in the [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze next movie. movie]]. Ironically [[spoiler:he is later killed by a dock collapsing on him, which is considerably weaker as noted by the Angry Video Game Nerd]].WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd]].



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12th Feb '16 11:20:02 AM AgProv
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* In 'Literature/MailedFist'', Major Foley has a very close encounter with an 88mm round fired by a Tiger tank. After penetrating the front hull of his tank and killing the driver, it should have gone straight through Foley, the tank commander. Instead it passes just close enough to gash his leg, before impacting and exploding in the engine compartment.


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* The extremely near miss with a Tiger tank that should have killed Major Foley of the Royal Tank Regiment. When recovering the wreck of his tank, Foley measured a straight line between the entry hole of the 88mm round in the hull, and the hole left by its its penetration of the engine bulkhead. The shell should have gone straight through him, the tank commander standing in the middle of that direct line. But the only wound on Foley was a slight gash on his left leg, as if the 88mm round had swerved in flight to miss him. He writes about this in his autobiography, ''Literature/MailedFist''.
10th Feb '16 12:16:50 PM hoodiecrow
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** Rear gunner Nicholas Alkemade was forced to bail out of a Lancaster bomber at 18,000 feet (5,500 m) without a parachute. The parachute had burned up and he decided to jump rather than die in the inferno. Pine trees and deep snow broke his fall and he suffered only minor damage. The Luftwaffe personnel at the POW camp celebrated the colleague who had survived the two horrors of military airmen, crashing and flames, and provided him with a certificate testifying to the truth of his story.
31st Jan '16 12:45:38 PM triscion
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*** Kira also had the good sense to hit the emergency shut-down when the reactor was breached.
25th Jan '16 11:47:02 AM case
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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' says this in their review of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', to lampshade how unrealistic it is that Wormtongue [[StaircaseTumble was thrown down the stairs of Edoras]] and has no apparent injuries. Of course, his PlotArmor hasn't fallen off.

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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'' says this ''WebVideo/CinemaSins'':
** They say it
in their review of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', to lampshade how unrealistic it is that Wormtongue [[StaircaseTumble was thrown down the stairs of Edoras]] and has no apparent injuries. Of course, his PlotArmor hasn't fallen off.


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** Cinema Sins has a general RunningGag in which if someone clearly should have died, the narrator applies a sin while noting "they survive this."
** It's also a major source of another RunningGag where they give multiple sins to one shot, including situations where characters are "saved" by another character but should have died regardless.
4th Nov '15 12:29:11 AM TARINunit9
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** Take this with a grain of salt, though. The evidence is spotty, composed as it is from the accounts of the assassins (who played up the difficulty to make people think he had demonic powers) and the fact that his body was found with water in his lungs, which can happen after death.

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** Take this with a grain of salt, though. The evidence is spotty, composed as it is partly from the accounts of the assassins (who played up the difficulty to make people think he had demonic powers) and the fact that his body was found with water in his lungs, which can happen after death.death. The fact that his autopsy report contains (paraphrased) "bullet would to the back of the head, exit would in the forehead" should tip you off how easy he really was to kill.
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