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27th Mar '17 2:15:02 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Several episodes, largely involving Homer. The best known is Season 8's "The Homer They Fall," where Homer learns he has an abnormal medical condition that effectively makes him a StoneWall and decides to take up boxing. For most of the episode, Homer indeed withstands incredible punishment and never so much as flinches ... although virtually all of his opponents are weak, unskilled novice boxers. Homer soon gains national media attention, and it isn't long before somehow he earns a shot at former World Champion Drederick Tatum. The No Sell trope immediately crashes out the window the instant the Simpson-Tatum fight begins, and Moe is forced to rescue Homer seconds before Tatum can deliver a blow that surely would have been fatal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Several episodes, largely involving Homer. The best known is Season 8's "The Homer They Fall," where Homer learns he has an abnormal medical condition that effectively makes him a StoneWall and decides to take up boxing. For most of the episode, Homer indeed withstands incredible punishment and never so much as flinches ... although virtually all of his opponents are weak, unskilled novice boxers. Homer soon gains national media attention, and it isn't long before somehow he earns a shot at former World Champion Drederick Tatum. The No Sell trope immediately crashes out the window the instant the Simpson-Tatum fight begins, begins (Tatum's blows are just ''that'' powerful), and Moe is forced to rescue Homer seconds before Tatum can deliver a blow that surely would have been fatal.
25th Mar '17 10:24:19 PM Lanes17B
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* In ''Film/RoboCop2'', Murphy calmly walks [[OutOfTheInferno out of his burning patrol car]] and calmly guns down the gun store robbers who riddled his car with bullets and two RPGs'.
** Later, after Robo-Cain goes on a rampage, he scans the crowd looking for Murphy, while being shot at by the Detroit P.D., and O.C.P. security. Eventually he gives up his search, and only fires back because the hundreds of rounds hitting him are causing a minor annoyance.



* Similar to the ''Film/IndependenceDay'' example, in ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', the U.S. government authorizes the dropping of the latest atomic bomb model on the Martian warships in a last ditch attempt to stop them. When the smoke clears, the Warships are seen surrounded by their [[DeflectorShields protective shields,]] floating towards their next target unfazed.
* In Film/WarOfTheWorlds, when [[Creator/TomCruise Tom Cruise's]] family is walking towards safety, they witness a large battle between the U.S. Army and the tripods. The military acknowledges that their [[HeroicSacrifice efforts are just so that the civilians can get as far away from the tripods as possible.]]

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* Similar to the ''Film/IndependenceDay'' example, in ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', the U.S. government authorizes the dropping of the latest atomic bomb model on the Martian warships in a last ditch attempt to stop them. When the smoke clears, the Warships warships are seen surrounded by their [[DeflectorShields protective shields,]] blisters,]] floating towards their next target unfazed.
* In Film/WarOfTheWorlds, ''Film/WarOfTheWorlds'', when [[Creator/TomCruise Tom Cruise's]] family is walking towards safety, they witness a large battle between the U.S. Army and the tripods. The military acknowledges that their weapons have no effect whatsoever, but [[HeroicSacrifice their efforts are just so that the civilians can get as far away from the tripods as possible.]]
25th Mar '17 6:38:49 PM Prometheus117
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** Any Dragon Slayer can No Sell an attack of their own element by eating it and giving themselves a power upgrade in the process, such as [[TheHero Natsu]] with [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[LittleMissBadass Wendy]] with [[BlowYouAway air]], [[spoiler:and [[WorldsStrongestMan Acnologia]] with [[SuperpowerLottery magic itself]]]].

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** Any Dragon Slayer can No Sell an attack of their own element by eating it and giving themselves a power upgrade in the process, such as [[TheHero Natsu]] with [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[LittleMissBadass Wendy]] with [[BlowYouAway air]], [[spoiler:and [[WorldsStrongestMan [[BigBad Acnologia]] with [[SuperpowerLottery magic itself]]]].



** Taken to absurd levels with the Dragons themselves. As everyone found out, anything short of Dragon Slayer magic did ''nothing'' to them, even if the person was a Wizard Saint. Even ''with'' Dragon Slayer magic, the effects still are far from noticeable unless it's sufficiently powered.

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** Taken to absurd levels with the Dragons themselves. As everyone found out, anything short of Dragon Slayer magic did ''nothing'' to them, even if the person was a Wizard Saint. Even ''with'' Dragon Slayer magic, the effects still are far from noticeable unless it's sufficiently powered.powered, [[spoiler:and the Black Dragon Acnologia, as mentioned above, takes it UpToEleven with presumably how since magic itself is his element, even extremely powerful magic won't hurt him]].
25th Mar '17 6:35:32 PM Prometheus117
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** Any Dragon Slayer can No Sell an attack of their own element by eating it and giving themselves a power upgrade in the process.

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** Any Dragon Slayer can No Sell an attack of their own element by eating it and giving themselves a power upgrade in the process.process, such as [[TheHero Natsu]] with [[PlayingWithFire fire]], [[LittleMissBadass Wendy]] with [[BlowYouAway air]], [[spoiler:and [[WorldsStrongestMan Acnologia]] with [[SuperpowerLottery magic itself]]]].
20th Mar '17 4:26:03 PM JohnnyHuang
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** Tsareena's Queenly Majesty, which nullifies priority moves (i.e., Quick Attack and Aqua Jet) used against it.

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** Tsareena's Queenly Majesty, Majesty and Bruxish's Dazzling, which nullifies priority moves (i.e., (e.g. Quick Attack and Aqua Jet) used against it.
15th Mar '17 12:22:23 AM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/XWingMiniatures'', Chewbacca is immune to all critical effects - they're just downgraded to regular hits - and anyone with Determination isn't even damaged by any critical damage that has the Pilot trait, discarding it entirely.
13th Mar '17 10:38:56 PM XDiakos
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** Played with in "The Sea Devils", where the warden claims that his guards are immune to The Master's hypnosis, and even shows one guard shrug off an attempt without even batting an eye for the Doctor's benefit. Whether they actually are or not is a entirely different matter, [[spoiler: as he's in cahoots with The Master]].

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** Played with in "The ''The Sea Devils", Devils'', where the warden claims that his guards are immune to The Master's hypnosis, and even shows one guard shrug off an attempt without even batting an eye for the Doctor's benefit. Whether they actually are or not is a entirely different matter, [[spoiler: as he's in cahoots with The Master]].



** When [[AxCrazy the Master]] attempts to hijack the bodies of all the Time Lords, it not only completely fails, but Rassilon proceeds to undo his previous hijack on all the people of Earth with his super techno glove, smirking evilly all the way.
** The Cybermen in "Nightmare in Silver" can [[AdaptiveAbility adapt to]] whatever could previously harm or kill them.

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** When [[AxCrazy the Master]] attempts to hijack the bodies of all the Time Lords, Lords in ''The End of Time'', it not only completely fails, but Rassilon proceeds to undo his previous hijack on all the people of Earth with his super techno glove, smirking evilly all the way.
** The Cybermen in "Nightmare ''Nightmare in Silver" Silver'' can [[AdaptiveAbility adapt to]] whatever could previously harm or kill them.


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** In ''The Christmas Invasion'', the Sycorax commander possessed a whip that could disintegrate flesh and clothing, leaving smouldering skeletons out of anyone hit by it. When used on the Doctor, he instead catches it with his hand with no ill effects to himself. The Doctor also resists being disintegrated from direct hits by Dalek gunsticks in the episodes ''The Stolen Earth'' and ''The Big Bang'', though the former instance still caused him to regenerate.
12th Mar '17 3:00:05 AM CountDorku
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** Cards can also have or be given [[http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Resist Resist]], which prevents the other player from choosing the resistant card as a target for attacks or abilities.
12th Mar '17 1:47:38 AM TheSinful
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* Pokémon of a sufficiently higher level in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11803928/4/Challenger Challenger]]'' can basically ignore attacks from lower level ones. As a test, Giovanni lets Ash's Charmander attack his Nidoqueen and the latter is at most mildly amused by said attacks.



* In ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'', Hades [[DealWithTheDevil agrees]] to let Hercules dive into the pool of ghosts at the center of the underworld, so he can retrieve the soul of his deceased girlfriend Megara. Hades casually "forgets" to mention the ghost pool applies RapidAging to anyone who enters. Hercules dives in, he becomes noticeably old and wrinkled, his lifespan shortens, the Fates prepare to cut his life thread.. And then suddenly the aging is a No Sell on Hercules, as he has become a god because of his heroic actions, and gods are immortal.

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* In ''{{Disney/Hercules}}'', Hades [[DealWithTheDevil agrees]] to let Hercules dive into the pool of ghosts at the center of the underworld, so he can retrieve the soul of his deceased girlfriend Megara. Hades casually "forgets" to mention the ghost pool applies RapidAging to anyone who enters. Hercules dives in, he becomes noticeably old and wrinkled, his lifespan shortens, the Fates prepare to cut his life thread.. thread... And then suddenly the aging is a No Sell on Hercules, as he has become a god because of his heroic actions, and gods are immortal.immortal.
** Earlier Hades laughed off Hercules's attempts to fight him as a mortal cannot harm a god like him.
11th Mar '17 7:50:57 PM Zaptech
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* ''Film/IndependenceDayResurgence'' takes this even further, with the alien queen [[spoiler: taking a point-blank nuclear detonation]] to the face and walking out unscathed.
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