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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.
17th Oct '15 10:47:48 PM merotoker
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* [[JokerImmunity Team Rocket]] from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. They fall into the gorge in the Butterfree episode, and survive every instance of "blasting off", and two falls which they themselves think will kill them (once in Haunter Versus Kadabra, and once in the second movie). The one that takes the cake is in ''Shell Shock'', when James is hit by a boulder and falls into the gorge WITH THE BOULDER ON TOP OF HIM. (The antagonist of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Disney's first animated film]] is killed this way) Yet he turns up unharmed Team Rocket's next scene.\\

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* [[JokerImmunity Team Rocket]] from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. They fall into the gorge in the Butterfree episode, and survive every instance of "blasting off", and two falls which they themselves think will kill them (once in Haunter "Haunter Versus Kadabra, Kadabra", and once in the second movie). The one that takes the cake is in ''Shell Shock'', "Shell Shock", when James is hit by a boulder and falls into the gorge WITH THE BOULDER ON TOP OF HIM. (The antagonist of [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Disney's first animated film]] is killed this way) Yet he turns up unharmed Team Rocket's next scene.\\



* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', [[TheGrotesque Tristan's]] hideous scars are [[spoiler:the result of being caught in an explosion that was intended to wipe out a large section of New York City. How the hell he survived with only superficial wounds is never fully explained.]]

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', [[TheGrotesque Tristan's]] hideous scars are [[spoiler:the result of being caught in an explosion that was intended to wipe out a large section of New York City. How the hell he survived with only superficial wounds is never fully explained.]]explained]].



* A RunningGag for ''Film/ErnestPWorrell'' across all his movies. {{Lampshaded}} by him in ''Film/ErnestRidesAgain''.

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* A RunningGag for ''Film/ErnestPWorrell'' across all his movies. {{Lampshaded}} {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by him in ''Film/ErnestRidesAgain''.



** 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 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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20th Sep '15 5:29:22 PM nombretomado
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* Looking back on the wound he received at [[NapoleonicWars Austerlitz]] and his troubled recovery, General Thiébault pretty much says this in his ''Mémoires''. He got his right arm and the upper part of his ribcage shattered by Russian grapeshot as he was leading the charge. It took more than six hours to carry him to an ambulance, for lack of proper means of transportation. There, visits from his comrades and letters from his wife left him depressed enough that he was tempted to stop clinging on to life. When the fever settled in, though, he saved himself through quick thinking and a bit of hazardous self-medication involving massive amounts of red wine. In case his survival still wasn't precarious enough, he pissed off his surgeon and insisted on getting up not even ten days after he was wounded, leading to a highly predictable and nearly fatal fall (made worse by the fact that his servant caught him by the arms). According to Dr Percy, who briefly followed his case, he only had one in a million chance of surviving the shot in the first place (he owed his life to the fact that his bones were broken just the right way to prevent the bullet from hitting his lungs or heart), let alone making it with his arm nearly intact.

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* Looking back on the wound he received at [[NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Austerlitz]] and his troubled recovery, General Thiébault pretty much says this in his ''Mémoires''. He got his right arm and the upper part of his ribcage shattered by Russian grapeshot as he was leading the charge. It took more than six hours to carry him to an ambulance, for lack of proper means of transportation. There, visits from his comrades and letters from his wife left him depressed enough that he was tempted to stop clinging on to life. When the fever settled in, though, he saved himself through quick thinking and a bit of hazardous self-medication involving massive amounts of red wine. In case his survival still wasn't precarious enough, he pissed off his surgeon and insisted on getting up not even ten days after he was wounded, leading to a highly predictable and nearly fatal fall (made worse by the fact that his servant caught him by the arms). According to Dr Percy, who briefly followed his case, he only had one in a million chance of surviving the shot in the first place (he owed his life to the fact that his bones were broken just the right way to prevent the bullet from hitting his lungs or heart), let alone making it with his arm nearly intact.
10th Sep '15 1:28:46 AM Abracadabrantes
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* Looking back on the wound he received at [[NapoleonicWars Austerlitz]] and his troubled recovery, General Thiébault pretty much says this in his ''Mémoires''. He got his right arm and the upper part of his torso shattered by Russian grapeshot as he was leading the charge. It took more than six hours to carry him to an ambulance, for lack of proper means of transportation. There, visits from his comrades and letters from his wife left him depressed enough that he was tempted to stop clinging on to life. When the fever settled in, though, he saved himself through quick thinking and a bit of hazardous self-medication involving massive amounts of red wine. In case his survival still wasn't precarious enough, he pissed off his surgeon and insisted on getting up not even ten days after he was wounded, leading to a highly predictable and nearly fatal fall (made worse by the fact that his servant caught him by the arms). According to Dr Percy, who briefly followed his case, he only had one in a million chance of surviving the shot in the first place (he owed his life to the fact that his bones were broken just the right way to prevent the bullet from hitting his lungs or heart), let alone making it with his arm nearly intact.

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* Looking back on the wound he received at [[NapoleonicWars Austerlitz]] and his troubled recovery, General Thiébault pretty much says this in his ''Mémoires''. He got his right arm and the upper part of his torso ribcage shattered by Russian grapeshot as he was leading the charge. It took more than six hours to carry him to an ambulance, for lack of proper means of transportation. There, visits from his comrades and letters from his wife left him depressed enough that he was tempted to stop clinging on to life. When the fever settled in, though, he saved himself through quick thinking and a bit of hazardous self-medication involving massive amounts of red wine. In case his survival still wasn't precarious enough, he pissed off his surgeon and insisted on getting up not even ten days after he was wounded, leading to a highly predictable and nearly fatal fall (made worse by the fact that his servant caught him by the arms). According to Dr Percy, who briefly followed his case, he only had one in a million chance of surviving the shot in the first place (he owed his life to the fact that his bones were broken just the right way to prevent the bullet from hitting his lungs or heart), let alone making it with his arm nearly intact.
7th Sep '15 6:34:52 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Hindenburg}}.'' The entire 800-foot airship was incinerated in 30 seconds by a gargantuan explosion. The fireball was the size of a ''skyscraper,'' but despite the shocking power of the explosion, amazingly, about two-thirds of the roughly 100 passengers escaped alive. The other one-third died mainly because they panicked and jumped out of the cabin before the it hit the ground. Some survived through sheer ridiculous amounts of luck. One elderly woman was standing near the double grand staircase, which had a pair of folding stairs on the lower deck for landing that popped open when the Zeppelin impacted the ground. She simply walked out. One crewman was drenched when a ballast canister burst overhead, protecting him and clearing him a path to safety.

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* The ''{{Hindenburg}}.'' UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg. The entire 800-foot airship was incinerated in 30 seconds by a gargantuan explosion. The fireball was the size of a ''skyscraper,'' but despite the shocking power of the explosion, amazingly, about two-thirds of the roughly 100 passengers escaped alive. The other one-third died mainly because they panicked and jumped out of the cabin before the it hit the ground. Some survived through sheer ridiculous amounts of luck. One elderly woman was standing near the double grand staircase, which had a pair of folding stairs on the lower deck for landing that popped open when the Zeppelin impacted the ground. She simply walked out. One crewman was drenched when a ballast canister burst overhead, protecting him and clearing him a path to safety.
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