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20th Jul '17 5:00:32 PM HeraldAlberich
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A staple of the [[InspectorOblivious bumbling investigator]]. Often found in conjunction with NotTheFallThatKillsYou. Compare NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow, in which a character survives a normally lethal situation by [[{{Determinator}} sheer force of will]]. An inverse of this would be a DeathSeeker who, through sheer luck, finds himself ''unable'' to die. Often followed by an ImOkay.

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A staple of the [[InspectorOblivious bumbling investigator]]. Often found in conjunction with NotTheFallThatKillsYou. Compare NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow, in which a character survives a normally lethal situation by [[{{Determinator}} sheer force of will]]. An inverse of this would be a DeathSeeker who, through sheer luck, finds himself ''unable'' to die. Often followed by an ImOkay.
ImOkay. If a character ''finally'' dies after surviving a string of normally lethal occurrences, that's a RasputinianDeath.
29th Mar '17 8:16:16 AM Prime32
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* In the prologue of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Shirou is stabbed through the heart with a [[WoundThatWillNotHeal cursed]] spear, only to mysteriously wake up with his wound completely healed. He narrates afterwards on how disturbed he is by this - not only did he ''feel himself die'' back then, making his survival completely unnatural, but [[MartyrWithoutACause he doesn't feel like he deserves such a miracle when there are people out there who need it more than he does]]. The [[TheAnimeOfTheGame anime version]] of this monologue [[MemeticMutation reached memetic status]] when one translator decided to render Shirou's objections as [[CaptainObvious "People die when they are killed"]].
24th Feb '17 8:58:52 PM MorphinBrony
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* Although her fate is unconfirmed in the show, the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic series of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]] begin with Queen Chrysalis returning. In her episode she is basically blasted over a cliff and by all accounts should have suffered a DisneyVillainDeath, but Issue 3 shows her hitting the ground face first from the fall and surviving as if it were one of Rainbow Dash's crashes. In issue 4, she takes multiple magic beams from Twilight, right in the face. At least one of these magic beams is shown to ''vaporize solid stone''. Chrysalis registers the pain, but there's no lasting damage until the fifth or sixth consecutive beam.

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* Although her fate is unconfirmed in the show, the The [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW comic series of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]] begin with Queen Chrysalis returning. In her episode she is basically blasted over a cliff and by all accounts should have suffered a DisneyVillainDeath, but Issue 3 shows her hitting the ground face first from the fall and surviving as if it were one of Rainbow Dash's crashes. In issue 4, she takes multiple magic beams from Twilight, right in the face. At least one of these magic beams is shown to ''vaporize solid stone''. Chrysalis registers the pain, but there's no lasting damage until the fifth or sixth consecutive beam.
17th Feb '17 6:45:33 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Merik somehow survives standing right next to an explosive when it blows up. In contrast to most examples of this trope, the improbability of this becomes a plot point.
7th Feb '17 5:31:54 AM flodoris
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** [[spoiler:Tobi aka Obito Uchiha. It really makes you wonder how a ''thirteen year old survived having his body crushed by a falling boulder.'' His survival skills are inhuman. Later on chronologically but earlier in publication history, he survives being blown up by ''600 billion'' explosive tags, by means of a [[RealityWarper never-before-hinted-at forbidden technique]]. There's also when he took a Rasengan to the back, he was hit with deadly poison and had to rip his arm off, when he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed in the heart by Kakashi]], when he had [[EldritchAbomination the Juubi]] and the Gedo Mazo ripped out of him, when he was forced to use his life force to revive Madara, when he had the Rinnegan ripped out...yeah. And yes, he's still alive.]]

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** [[spoiler:Tobi aka Obito Uchiha. It really makes you wonder how a ''thirteen year old survived having his body crushed by a falling boulder.'' His survival skills are inhuman. Later on chronologically but earlier in publication history, he survives being blown up by ''600 billion'' explosive tags, by means of a [[RealityWarper never-before-hinted-at forbidden technique]]. There's also when he took a Rasengan to the back, he was hit with deadly poison and had to rip his arm off, when he was [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbed in the heart by Kakashi]], when he had [[EldritchAbomination the Juubi]] and the Gedo Mazo ripped out of him, when he was forced to use his life force to revive Madara, when he had the Rinnegan ripped out...yeah. And yes, he's still alive.]]
9th Dec '16 10:11:52 PM zoop
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* In a prequel story for ''Literature/{{Relativity}}'', a complex sequence of events leads to Ravenswood suffering from "Systemic liquefaction degeneration," which is explained to him as, "Doctor-speak for 'We don't know exactly what happened, but somehow your entire body turned to liquid.'"
25th Nov '16 11:28:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jafar, upon seeing Alladin returned from the certain death he'd been sent to: "How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!?"

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Jafar, upon seeing Alladin returned from the certain death he'd been sent to: "How many times do I have to kill you, boy?!?"boy?!?"
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', Red Puckett falls at least 200 feet from a cable car cabin into a heavily wooded forest. A fall from that height would either kill you or very likely break a lot of bones in your body. However, she also hits several tree branches before hitting the ground, so when she's getting up afterwards, it appears that she was only bruised mildly.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', Red Puckett falls at least 200 feet from a cable car cabin into a heavily wooded forest. A fall from that height would either kill you or very likely break a lot of bones in your body. However, she also hits several tree branches before hitting the ground, so when she's getting up afterwards, it appears that she was only bruised mildly.
25th Nov '16 11:27:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** O-Chul, being MadeOfIron (his constitution score is stated by WordofGod to be in the mid-20s) is the king of this. At one point, he is captured by the villans and thrown into a tank of acid with an acid-breathing shark. Not only does he manage to defeat the shark and escape the tank, he immediately charges and attempts to smite Xykon before being knocked unconscious. After being rescued, he presents Roy with Xykon's spell list, which says he got [[{{Badass}} "one saving throw at a time"]]. For reference, Xykon is an epic level sorcerer (i.e. his save DCs are absurdly high) and said spell list includes such nasties as Cloudkill, Finger of Death, Symbol of Insanity, Meteor Swarm (which he previously used to [[spoiler:kill Roy]]), and several epic level spells.

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** O-Chul, being MadeOfIron (his constitution score is stated by WordofGod to be in the mid-20s) is the king of this. At one point, he is captured by the villans and thrown into a tank of acid with an acid-breathing shark. Not only does he manage to defeat the shark and escape the tank, he immediately charges and attempts to smite Xykon before being knocked unconscious. After being rescued, he presents Roy with Xykon's spell list, which says he got [[{{Badass}} "one saving throw at a time"]].time". For reference, Xykon is an epic level sorcerer (i.e. his save DCs are absurdly high) and said spell list includes such nasties as Cloudkill, Finger of Death, Symbol of Insanity, Meteor Swarm (which he previously used to [[spoiler:kill Roy]]), and several epic level spells.
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.
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