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* In ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'', skeletons and zombies catch on fire when exposed to sunlight unless they are in the water or in the shade. Sometimes the undead monsters can spawn in wearing a helmet, which makes them completely immune to the sun and they'll happily keep attacking you in broad daylight.
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', following the ElementalRockPaperScissors chart (see below in the VideoGame folder), any Bloodliner of a type or species that possesses a type immunity will No-sell any attack of said type, at least in the case of Heart and Species Bloodliners.
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* Happens in ''Series/StargateSG1'' with the two Goa'uld Ha'taks who reach Earth's orbit. The Pentagon orders the launch of two [=ICBMs=] modified for orbital travel and whose nuclear warheads are enhanced with [[{{Unobtainium}} naquadah]]. The Goa'uld notice the incoming missiles and raise their DeflectorShields. The warheads explode, dealing absolutely no damage to the ships. Anubis pulls several of these by enhancing standard Goa'uld shields with [[{{Precursors}} Ancient]] technology, allowing them to withstand Asgard and Tollan weapons, which could previously OneHitKill Ha'taks.

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* Happens in ''Series/StargateSG1'' with the two Goa'uld Ha'taks who reach Earth's orbit. The Pentagon orders the launch of two [=ICBMs=] modified for orbital travel and whose nuclear warheads are enhanced with [[{{Unobtainium}} naquadah]]. The Goa'uld notice the incoming missiles and raise their DeflectorShields. The warheads explode, impact and do not detonate, dealing absolutely no damage to the ships. Anubis pulls several of these by enhancing standard Goa'uld shields with [[{{Precursors}} Ancient]] technology, allowing them to withstand Asgard and Tollan weapons, which could previously OneHitKill Ha'taks.
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* ''Manga/DragonBall''
** In the very first chapter/episode Bulma shoots Goku in the face and accomplishes little more than annoying him.
** Taopaipai cannot be harmed by the Kamehameha no matter how powerful it is. It just glances around his body like water. [[ClothingDamage His clothes can't say the same]]. But after some training with Karin-sama, Goku replies in kind by catching and No Selling Taopaipai's Dodonpa with nothing but slightly-scorched hands.
** King Piccolo did one better. He not only took a full Kamehameha, his clothes weren't even damaged.
** During the Red Ribbon Saga, General White, a big, husky man, gives Goku a punch directly to the gut. Goku remarks that it felt like a fly landing on him, and returns the blow with an uppercut that sends White bouncing off the ceiling.
** Tien does this to Yamcha's first Kamehameha when they fought for the first time. In the next tournament, he No Sells Taopaipai's cybernetically-enhanced Dodonpa.
** When Goku was fighting his dead grandpa he took a flying kick to the chest and didn't even flinch.
** Goku casually blocked Krillin's Kamehameha with his hand during the 22nd Tournament, although Krillin knew the Kamehameha was useless against Goku and did it as a distraction.
** Mr. Popo once ate a Kamehameha Wave fired by Goku in their first meeting. Literally, he swallows it to no effect.
** During the 23rd Tournament, Goku tanks a blast from Piccolo that nukes the island they were fighting on. Other than some burn marks, Goku was left unharmed.
** Tien used this deliberately: he used Shin Kikoho to keep slamming Semi-perfect Cell into the ground to buy Android 16 and 17 time enough to flee despite the Shin Kikoho slowly killing him with every blast. Even though it barely scratch the Bio-Android it bought just enough time for the team until Goku arrived to save both Tien and Piccolo. It one of Tien's best moments before he stopped being able to even compete anymore.
** Numerous fights in ''Dragonball Z'' featured this trope, usually at early stages in each fight to establish the strength of the latest foe.
*** The fight against Vegeta and Nappa has every energy attack used against them being a No Sell until Goku shows up. When Cell achieved perfect status, he ''didn't even notice'' Krillin attacking him. Even when Krillin used the same Destructo Disc attack which has previously cut enemies who were ''vastly'' more powerful than Krillin (like when he cut off second-form Freeza's tail), it simply shatters when it hits Cell's neck.
*** Piccolo's energy attack against Raditz did absolutely nothing.
*** Raditz also cancelled out Goku's Kamehameha.
*** In Movie 8, the titular villain Broly takes a Kamehameha Wave point-blank. The look of horror on Goku's face when Broly taunts him for it is priceless. In fact more often than not he dodges the first attack, then while going on the offensive, No Sells the second just to show that ''it wouldn't have worked '''anyway'''''.
*** Freeza's big brother Cooler performs a variation by flying ''into'' a Kamehameha Wave like a fish swimming, and upon reaching Goku, popping out to punch him in the face.
*** Any time a [[TheWorfBarrage barrage]] of [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] leaves a cloud of dust/smoke obscuring the target, you can rest assured that they'll emerge completely unscathed once a convenient gust of wind blows the cloud away. At most, you'll see some ClothingDamage.
*** Goku himself does a variation of it to [[BigBad Freeza]] after achieving [[SuperMode Super Saiyan form]]: Freeza is getting frustrated at how Goku [[NonChalantDodge effortlessly dodges]] all of his Ki Attacks, until Goku deliberately lets one hit him right on the kisser. Goku's head snaps back as if he took real damage, but then he raises his head and reveals the attack didn't even leave a scratch. You should also keep in mind that these were the same attacks that were putting holes in everyone else that were on the receiving end of them.
*** Goku took a direct punch to the face by Fat Buu after he went Super Saiyan 3. Goku only smiled. Up until that point, no one was able to withstand even one of Buu's hits.
*** Like his father above, Gohan got decked across the face after he went Super Saiyan 2 and Cell revealed his full power. It did absolutely nothing.
*** Beerus practically does this to everyone in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'', with ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' {{Retcon}}ing Vegeta's beatdown of Beerus to show that even that had no real effect (the original did have Vegeta knock Beerus around, even if he wasn't fazed much.)
*** Android 17 no sells Piccolo's hellzone grenade. The amount of buildup given to the setup for the attack, the size of the blast, and the look of concern on 18's face (for the first time ever) shows how powerful he is.
*** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Future Zamasu loves doing this, not because he's necessarily stronger, but because [[spoiler:he's immortal, and cannot be permanently damaged no matter what kind of attack hits him.]]
*** In in ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', at one point Vegeta goes SSJSS and is fighting a tired Golden Frieza. In a desperate attempt to regain control of the fight, Golden Frieza fires dozens of energy beams at Vegeta. Vegeta keeps strolling forward with absolutely no indication of damage or notice whatsoever. It's even better when one remembers that Frieza took the same kinds of blows from him back on Namek.
* Literally the entire premise of ''LightNovel/Overlord2012''. The main character, Ainz, along with his dozen or so subordinates is infinitely times more powerful than even the God-tier level magic of New World, bar other high-level players who also crossed over. One notable instance is his fight with Clementine, a {{sadist}} who relished in torturing and No Selling enemies herself, yet compared to Ainz is so weak that he purposefully spends their entire fight severely handicapping his powers. Once he decides he's [[LetsGetDangerous done playing around with her]], he considers her so worthless that, rather than using magic to kill her, simply gives her a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath giant bearhug]] [[PayEvilUntoEvil until he crushes her to death.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', when Screwkid stabbed his 'you've failed me' boss Big the Buddo, he was so overpowered he ''disintegrated due to how ineffective his attack was.'' That's right, the villain who killed two major superheroes in one blow and gave two others a real run for their money was so weak by comparison that the recoil of hitting the guy killed him. And Budo was holding back. Budo then took finisher attacks from other heroes without flinching at all, even moves that would have defeated major villains from the previous arcs. [[spoiler:In fact, it took THREE supreme attacks to finally defeat him.]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Ishida had a chance to fight the Espada, Szayel in Hueco Mundo - too bad that Szayel in question ''just happened to be'' immune to Quincy powers... in fact, he claimed he could make himself resistant to ''any'' powers, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis provided he got a chance to study them beforehand]].
** Mayuri later does the exact same thing to the Espada.
** The villain of a filler arc had the power to negate all Shinigami powers, even the Head Captain's. [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman Conveniently]], Ichigo has Hollow powers he can use instead, making him the only one who can fight back. [[spoiler:Nevermind that the Head Captain has amply demonstrated that [[BroughtDownToBadass he doesn't need his powers to beat you down]].]]
** [[BigBad Aizen]] does this a lot, even in the face of ever more powerful attacks directed his way by the heroes. For a while, his favorite phrase was "That ''would'' have worked on me before I [[AdaptiveAbility evolved]]"
** Post-[[TrainingFromHell Dangai]] Ichigo pulled Aizen's stunt on Aizen himself, brushing off his most powerful attacks like they were nothing and forcing Aizen to [[AdaptiveAbility evolve]] two more times to even put a scratch on him. In fact, Ichigo got hit with this hard when Getsuga Tensho became SoLastSeason.
** The Arrancar have an ability called Hierro that makes their skin extremely hard, Nnoitra possessing the strongest of all. After Chad uses an attack to critically injure a former Espada's [[OneWingedAngel released form]], Nnoitra is completely unaffected by the same move. He later goes on to shrug off several hits from Ichigo's bankai.
** Ulquiorra bitch slaps Benehime's (Urahara's zanpakuto) shikai ability out of the way. The same special ability that just seconds ago negated Yammy's cero. Keep in mind Urahara's abilities are [[spoiler:captain level]].
** Charlotte's strength and speed is so great Yumichika is thrown around like a ragdoll during their fight until Charlotte activates his FinishingMove. As soon as Yumichika realizes the killer rosebush has completely isolated him from the rest of the battlefield, he promptly throws off Charlotte, activates his CoverBlowingSuperpower and curb-stomps Charlotte. Not only does he completely ignore the rosebush that's supposed to kill him, but Charlotte's strength and speed is now utterly negated the moment Yumichika stops being WillfullyWeak.
** The Quincies have Blut (Blood Guise). By making reishi flows in their blood vessels, they drastically their defensive power to the point a point blank getsuga tensho to the neck or bankai's attack doesn't leave a scratch. It can also stop bleeding or make it look like a broken neck is a casual wound.
** When Ichigo attempts to attack [[spoiler: Yhwach]] in bankai, his bankai suffers this from [[spoiler: Haschwalth]] who not only one-shots Ichigo's bankai, but even breaks Tensa Zangetsu in half in the process.
** When Rukia fights As Nodt, she claims she no longer knows fear and therefore cannot be harmed by As Nodt's powers. [[spoiler:The reason for this is that she is able to temporarily freeze the molecules in her body at anywhere from -1 degrees to absolute zero. As a result of this, she is technically not alive, and therefore cannot feel emotion.]] Cue the curb-stomping.
* One of the examples where the hero frequently benefits is in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', whose protagonist regularly shrugs off attacks and abilities far beyond other characters, through dint of good power and good training. Exemplified by Jack Rakan, who at one point [[spoiler: takes a massive chain of specialized, unique attacks dead-on, culminating in being run through on a titan-slayer lance and left pinned.]] He promptly removes the obstruction and stands back up ''smiling''.
** And then he manages to [[spoiler:will himself back into being after being ''erased from existence. Twice!'']]
** An earlier incident had Madoka attempting to slap Kotaro after he accidentally walked in on Ako while she was changing. He blocks the slap, so she [[MegatonPunch punches him in the face]]. His reaction is a completely deadpan "Ow."
** A humorous interlude in which everyone is confessing their worries and Makie's only problem is that she can't think of any worries turns out to foreshadow her [[spoiler:being completely unaffected by "Poyo"'s LotusEaterMachine artifact]]. The funny part about that is the other character who no-sells the same spell: [[spoiler:the resident complainer Chisame]].
** Also Asuna's trademarked and [[GameBreaker absolutely broken]] innate [[AntiMagic Magic Cancel]]. As in, she's immune to anything but beneficial magic, and this is especially notorious when she's walking through a gigantic Great Magic mine and canceling it around her as she goes.
* In ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', Souther was able to [[TheWorfEffect literally laugh off Kenshiro's strongest moves]] during their first fight and send poor Ken face-down onto the pavement with X-shaped face lacerations directly afterward. [[spoiler:Souther was born with ''situs inversus totalis'', a condition that reversed the sides of his body that his internal organs and blood vessels -- and thus the pressure points needed to be hit to actualize the Hokuto Shinken style -- were on.]]
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'':
** After the end of the second season goes all out, the series puts [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Raising Heart]] into its [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Excelion mode]], does a super charge attack to break a barrier and fires everything she has point blank at [[spoiler:The Book of Darkness]]... who just looks at her when the smoke clears with a clear sense of "Didn't I just tell you that that isn't going to work? Twit". Because she's so much stronger [[spoiler: (and also not evil)]] that using harsher insults would be a waste.
** In TheMovie, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWUI3pPrH3Y the attack]] ended up pushing [[spoiler:The Book of Darkness]] through five ''skyscraper sized'' stone pillars and pinning them against a sixth before even firing the blast, and it still did nothing.
** [[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce The Huckebein Family]] mainly No Sells almost EVERYTHING thrown against them.
* [[spoiler: Ghost, the last Real Funeral Wreath,]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''. Try to use Dying Will Flames on him results in him just absorbing them, and physical attacks aren't any more effective.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho's'' [[TournamentArc Dark Tournament]] finals, during the [[LightningBruiser Bui]] vs. [[TokenEvilTeammate Hiei]] battle, [[spoiler: after Hiei absorbs the power of the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Dragon of the Darkness Flame]],]] he No Sells a MeteorMove.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Happens whenever the ill-defined ElementalRockPaperScissors system of powers comes into play. The most famous (and satisfying) is the beginning of the fight between Luffy (made of rubber) and Eneru (made of lightning), in which Luffy takes multiple OneHitKill moves in a row without a hair on his head being harmed.
** During the early parts of the East Blue saga, Luffy shrugs off blunt force with the phrase, "That won't work on me, I'm a rubberman." Over time, his enemies tend to 1) realize earlier that blunt force and guns won't work on him and switch tactics accordingly, 2) supply enough blunt force to actually hurt him, albeit less than he should be, (Shadows Asgard, Rokuougan), or 3) use Haki to get past his Devil Fruit power. However, at times, his powers work to protect him, such as when he survives human form Lucci's Shigan aimed at the neck because he is a rubber man.
** Almost any Logia fruit user worth their salt is able to No Sell almost any attack that isn't Haki enhanced (or isn't of a element that trumps the Logia's element) by turning into their constituent element. A skilled Logia user can even No Sell attacks that ''are'' Haki enhanced by simply shapeshifting their body around it, as seen when Aokiji creates a hole in his ice body for Whitebeard's Haki-embued [[BladeOnAStick bisento]] to pass through, leaving the non-Haki wielding observes to briefly think Whitebeard had struck a fatal blow.
** Brook is able to No Sell Ikaros Much's moisture-sucking squid spears thanks to the fact that he's a living skeleton. There's nothing to drain.
** Since his upgrade, Brook is able to survive [[spoiler:most physical harm (even decapitation) due to his newfound 'soul' powers. Turns out his true form is that of a spirit, and he's merely possessing his old body]].
** Buggy, one of the weakest pirates in the series, can No Sell any sword strike whether it's embedded with Haki or not. Not even Hawk-Eye can cut him. Or rather, no one can ''hurt him'' by cutting because his Chop-Chop powers mean he can break up into as many pieces as he wants. Cutting him just splits him into more pieces.
** Usopp is completely immune to Perona's [[EmotionBomb Negative Hollow]] since he's already a pessimist.
** In the "3D2Y" special, two of the villains are able to resist Boa Hancock's "Mero Mero" powers. Sebastian is blind and as such, can't see Hancock's beauty. Timeian is able to ingest extremely bitter herbal medicines to resist Hancock's powers [[spoiler:but in the end, she gets defeated and [[TakenForGranite turned to stone]] all the same]].
** Armament haki is also often used to do this - when Luffy battled Boa Marigold, she was able to effortlessly No Sell every one of Luffy's attacks during their battle. At least until he start using [[CurbStompBattle Gear Second]].
** And then there is Donquixote Doflamingo. Ewerything short of strongest attacks is unable to even scratch him - after Luffy attacks him in full force with both Haki and Gear Second on, he just tells him that his attacks feel like he's trying to tickle him. It takes [[spoiler:Luffy in Gear Fourth throwing him around the town]] to deal serious harm to him, and even after that he gains the upper hand, because [[spoiler:Luffy simply runs out of stamina before he's able to defeat him. Luckily, his allies come to his aid, give him the time he needs to recoup, and he ''finally'' shuts Doflamingo up with one solid Gear Fourth hit]].
** In [[spoiler:Gear Fourth mode]], Luffy takes one of Doflamingo's building-slicing attacks directly to the gut... only to bounce it back, without suffering as much as a scratch.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''
** Touma's right hand, Imagine Breaker, lets him negate any and all things supernatural. It's not perfect--things with an outside power source, such as the fire elemental Innocentius, can regenerate faster than he can negate them--but the vast majority of the time he can just punch through any problems. Of course, if one were to, say, sever his right arm, he would be relieved of this power. Good thing Touma is the sort of person who can no-sell ''[[LaughingMad losing a]] [[Awesome/ACertainMagicalIndex freaking arm]].'' [[spoiler:In the later light novels, severing his arm just unleashes something ''worse'']].
** Terra of the Left's power is to assign numbers to people and objects. Nothing can be harmed by something of a lower number. By doing this to himself, he's practically invulnerable. This also works in reverse, allowing higher-ranked flour to slice through lower-ranked brick walls. The Knight Leader has a similar ability to Terra's, by making the opponent's attack power change to zero.
** The nature of Accelerator's [[AttackReflector power]] means that he can No Sell ''everything'' (unless your name is Touma), theoretically up to and including ''nukes''. In one memorable scene, Mikoto is fighting him, and it takes him a minute to even realize that she just used her most powerful attack on him.
--->'''Accelerator:''' What's wrong? Why'd you stop? ...oh, I get it. That was your [[SignatureMove killer move]], right?
** Acqua of the Back has the ability to "negate the sin of murder", essentially making him or anybody he chooses invulnerable as long as the ability is active. He's also immune to divine punishment, because he's a completely sinless human.
** Due to her RequiredSecondaryPowers, [[ShockAndAwe Mikoto]] is completely immune to electrical attacks. You might be able to [[ScissorsCutsRock theoretically overpower her]], but a standard-issue taser isn't gonna cut it.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': [[spoiler: Machina]] is apparently immune to ''the most powerful'' [[spoiler: Isumi]]'s incantations. No explanation for this yet.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''
** When Scar tries to pull his signature YourHeadAsplode FacePalmOfDoom on [[spoiler: Father]], there's the characteristic red arcs dancing around his target's head and then... "Interesting, an alchemical deconstruction."
** When Ed and Al decided to try and fight [[spoiler:Father]] with their alchemy, [[spoiler:Father simply ''put his foot down'' and alchemy ''stopped working everywhere'']]. Soon afterward however, [[spoiler:Mei showed up and her Xingese alkahestry actually ''did'' work]]. A [[Awesome/FullMetalAlchemist CMOA]] for both characters, really.
** When Envy boasted on how [[NoBiologicalSex it]] was the one who sparked the Ishval Civil War, thus resulting in Scar's StartOfDarkness and the demise of Winry's parents, Ed got so pissed that he calmly walked up to Envy and punched it in the face with his [[ArtificialLimbs automail arm]], which was apparently enhanced by alchemy judging by the emission of red sparks... [[spoiler: Envy simply took it and didn't budge an inch, which, in addition to [[ShapeshifterBaggage its unusual weight and deep footprints from earlier]], clues Ed in on just [[OneWingedAngel just how big Envy really is.]]]]
* When Kirby tried using his inhale ability on Meta Knight in an episode of ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', he is completely unaffected for some reason. [[spoiler:This is likely to hint that Kirby and Meta Knight are of the same race; the list of things Kirby's race ''can't'' inhale is pretty short, but it's likely another of his kind is on that list.]]
* In ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Complete'', Cloud attempts to use the Omnislash, his ultimate LimitBreak from the game, on Sephiroth. Unlike the original ''Advent Children'', Sephiroth proceeds with evading the first strikes, blocking a couple more, deflecting one strike with enough force to push Cloud back, and finally [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impales]] Cloud on the Masamune when Cloud attempts the final cut.
* In ''Manga/AliceAcademy'', Mikan's power [[PowerNullifier nullification Alice]] has this effect, leading to her being even unaffected by Natsume's awesomely aggressive fire powers.
* From ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** 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 [[BigBad Acnologia]] with [[SuperpowerLottery magic itself]]]].
** The legendary evil-destroying magic Fairy Glitter had no effect, when [[spoiler: Cana tried to use it on Bluenote]]. The latter even explains that the difference in their sheer magical power is so great, that no matter what spell she uses, the result will be the same.
** And then there's [[BigBad Hades]], who simply No Sells everything thrown his way.
** Ultear's Time Arc allows her to No Sell Creation magic [[spoiler:Unless it's made of blood]].[[note]][[spoiler:It has no effect on living things, to be precise.]][[/note]]
** Zancrow cannot be harmed by fire [[spoiler: until Natsu combines his and Zancrow's flames into a YinYangBomb]]. Also, Natsu punches him hard enough to send him flying, then drops a tree on him, with no effect.
** Gajeel's Iron Dragon Scale armor lets him No Sell all of Natsu's flame attacks when they first fight... [[OminousCrack apparently]].
** 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, [[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]].
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'':
** Stein No Sells in his first appearance where he negates Black*Star's [[KiManipulation Ki Attacks]] and [[BarehandedBladeBlock caught]] Maka and Soul's Witch Hunt.
** Also Asura No Sells Black*Star's Ki Attacks as well.
** Anyone with the Black Blood active can shrug off any physical blows. Not so much with wavelength-based attacks.
* ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'':
** The series has the [[SuperMode Blastor]] transformation. When it first appears, Lance attacks, we get a little explosion and Lance thinks he's won. [[SmokeShield Cue Blade standing completely unharmed.]] Later in the fight, Lance fires a Voltekka ''point blank''. [[OutOfTheInferno Cue Blade flying through the blast to attack Lance again.]] The fight ends when D-boy uses [[WaveMotionGun Blastor Voltekka]] to show that Lance's No Sell skills are NOT up to par.
** The scene where Blade takes a nuke head on and completely no sells it.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:Saika]] transmits TheVirus through cutting people, adding them to its HiveMind. This doesn't work on Shizuo, because TheVirus requires that the victim be afraid of it, and Shizuo is only afraid of himself. It also didn't work on [[HeadlessHorseman Celty]], but she's technically undead, and it might not have been ''trying'' to infect her.
* The entire reason why [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelions]] are used to fight Angels. AT Fields are basically No Sell fields to anything without an AT field or weaponry many powers of magnitude greater than nuclear weaponry. This allowed Asuka Langley Soryu to wipe out an entire army by herself, after [[AcePilot JUST waking from a coma]], in ''End of Evangelion''.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' used a mecha version of this trope with the introduction of the Guren-Seiten in R2:18. Most of Kallen's strategy when she's not attacking is to simply no-sell everything the enemy throws at her. In fact, Suzaku actually breaks one of his swords when she does this.
** Toward the end of Suzaku Of the Counterattack, as BigBad [[spoiler:Schneizel]] prepares to become immortal, Lelouch tries to use Geass on him, but fails because he is now immune [[spoiler:and [[EyeScream loses his eye]] for his trouble]]. One 4koma shows Rolo using [[TimeStandsStill his geass power]] on [[spoiler:Schneizel]], only for him to shrug it off and [[FaceDoodling draw on the immobilized Lelouch's face]].
** In ''Manga/CodeGeassTalesOfAnAlternateShogunate'', [[spoiler:Suzaku defeats Matthew Perry by preventing him from using his Geass, presumably with his sword's reflection]].
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** OhCrap ensues when the Third Raikage, who became famous for no-selling practically everything, no-sold a Rasenshuriken, a OneHitKill attack in the series. The only thing (we ever saw) that damaged him were his own attacks, something that Naruto exploited during his fight with him after learning about it from a Tailed Beast.
** In a non-physical example, genjutsu gets TheWorfEffect thanks to Kabuto's Snake Sage Mode where his snake corneas prevent Sasuke and Itachi from using their Sharingan against him, because Kabuto is essentially blind and cannot make eye contact. [[spoiler: Itachi defeats him with [[AssPull Izanami]].]]
** Killer Bee [[IgnoreTheFanservice is completely unaffected by Naruto's Harem Jutsu.]]
** Nagato [[spoiler: tanks Bee's V2 Lariat without even getting injured. Same V2 Lariat was strong enough to gut Kisame like a fish.]]
** The [[EldritchAbomination Ten-Tails]] [[spoiler: No Sells a combined Bijudama from Naruto and Bee despite the power of the technique (it can be seen from orbit and the curvature of the globe). And it was only the Ten-Tails ''[[OhCrap first form]]'']]!
** [[spoiler: Upon gaining mastery of the Ten-Tails, Obito tanks an assortment of attacks: from Hashirama's massive Myojin no Jutsu, to even a Enton: Rasenshuriken from Naruto and Sasuke without any or minimal damage. He even tanks a Senjutsu enhanced Kurama powered giant Rasengan from Sage Tailed Beast Mode Naruto and Tailed Beast Mode Minato without getting damaged.]]
** [[spoiler: Upon getting the Six Path's upgrade, Naruto can tank and kick away like a soccerball the Gudodama's Madara uses. Same ones that are anti-Ninjutsu.]]
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'': Lordgenome's Lazengann has a hidden row of teeth on its abdomen - which, coincidentally, are strong enough to stop and shatter a [[FinishingMove Giga Drill Break]] from Simon.
** ''Anyone'' in this show can No Sell ''anything'' if they are generating enough Spiral Power. Case in point: Thymilph's Condemn Glaize [[GratuitousEnglish or whatever it's called]]. It puts a fair-sized hole in the Gurren [[spoiler:and Kamina]], but when they combine and are leading up to the series' first Giga Drill Break, it's deflected effortlessly. "It can't break this hand!" It's a good thing the villains never twig that people currently delivering a BadassBoast are impossible to even scratch, or TTGL would have been a very short and uninteresting show.
* In ''Anime/LastExile'', the ''Silvana'' pulls this during its "[[CurbStompBattle duel]]" with the ''Goliath''.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': [[EvilWeapon Toukijin]] is revealed to be so powerful it can [[DemonicPossession possess]] anyone even its own creator, resulting in not even TheProtagonist or UltimateBlacksmith from being able to approach it. They try to warn Sesshoumaru away from the sword saying it's too dangerous to touch, but he picks it up anyway. Sesshoumaru immediately chastises the sword for trying to take control of his will and the evil aura promptly vanishes in response. The UltimateBlacksmith is extremely disquieted upon seeing that Sesshoumaru's will is so powerful he didn't even have to make an effort to squash the sword's will.
** Sesshoumaru also completely no-sells Mukotsu's poison gas attacks. His primary defense, in fact, seems to be using his innate power to no-sell or his stoic nature to feign a no-sell (i.e. things like Mt Hakurei's holy shield and Tessaiga's no-youkai aura do hurt him, but he doesn't acknowledge them).
* During the FinalBattle of the ultimate arc in ''[[VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai]]'', [[spoiler:a TookALevelInBadass Akasaka]] mows his way through the Yamainu goons, when their leader finally manages to land a good, solid punch straight to his ribcage. [[spoiler:Akasaka]]'s sole reaction? "How weak...", followed by a return punch that makes the Yamainu leader pass out even though it ''technically missed him by an inch''.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', [[spoiler: Pryce, having been trapped in the time stream for several years,]] is completely immune to Dialga's Roar of Time attack.
** In the anime, Iris's new Dragonite showed how strong it was when it took multiple ice attacks head on without slowing down.
** Iris' battle against Drayden had his Druddigon no-selling Iris' Dragonite's Ice Beam and Dragon Rush. It had [[ElementalRockPaperScissors no business]] ''doing'' that!
** [[spoiler:When Charizard came back he had a round with Iris's Dragonite. The guy didnít sell anything Dragonite threw at him.]]
** In a rare case of actually adhering to the type relationships of the Pokémon games the anime/movie is based on, Ash's Pikachu's electric attacks ended up being shaken off by the Quagsire owned by the GirlOfTheWeek in the beginning of ''Anime/{{Pokemon 3}}''.
** In the anime, this is especially frequent whenever legendary Pokémon show up, often crossing over with TheWorfEffect when fighting powerful friendly Pokémon. [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo]] is capable of ignoring and redirecting a [[WaveMotionGun Hyper Beam]] back at the Gyarados who fired it at him, and [[OutOfTheInferno barely notices Charizard's Flamethrower attack]], among other feats.
* A lot of the early events of the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' metaverse paints the namesake Mobile Suits as being able to do this.
** The original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has the Gundam be this way, taking little to no damage from Zaku machine guns, since the Gundam's Luna Titanium armor is much stronger than the Zaku's normal titanium armor.
** The Gundams of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing New Mobile Report Gundam Wing]]'' has powerful "Gundanium" armor, able to withstand anything short of a powerful Buster Rifle. Later on, there's the Planet Defensors, devices that can form a nearly impenetrable force field, tanking anything up to and including Wing Zero's Buster Rifle
** The Phase Shift Armor of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' was ''meant'' to be this, as [=ZAFT=] did not have MS-sized beam weaponry, once they [[KryptoniteIsEverywhere stole four out of the five Gundams...]]
** In ''SEED'', the [[ChromeChampion Akatsuki Gundam]] has this in the ''opposite'' direction of the Phase Shift Armor: it's more or less invulnerable to beam weapons, to the point of ''reflecting'' them.
** A ''non-''Gundam example occurs in Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' with Argo Gulskii, the enormous wrestler from Neo-Russia. [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m72bqvaPma1r4y7cjo1_400.gif This is how Domon meets him]]. Sai Saici has the same problem in Guyana--a flying kick just results in Argo brushing off the dust and giving him a DeathGlare.
** The Nano-laminate Armor present on all standard-issue mobile suits in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' no-sells all but the highest caliber projectile weapons, requiring battles to be fought in brutal close-quarters combat with weapons like oversized maces and pincers. It's especially capable at defending against [[spoiler:beam weaponry, where it was shown that a massive WaveMotionGun that was capable of destroying an entire city was nonetheless unable to make so much as a scratch against a grunt mobile suit with Nano-laminate Armor]].
* Gin, Akame, and John from ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' stop Nero and his dogs from picking on Hook, only for Nero's lackeys to attack. However, they seem too tough to throw down, and even one dogs biting on Gin's throat remarks that they're as tough as lead. Even Gin's calm smile told them that he and his friends are too tough for them to beat. But Hougen...[[CardCarryingVillain is another story]].
* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', environmental features are invincible, and display a sign saying "Immortal Object" when a player attempts to damage them. Gamemasters can do the same; [[spoiler:the AI Yui]] no sells an attack from an end-game boss this way, while [[spoiler:Akihiko, masquerading as Heathcliff]], becomes invincible right before his HP hits the yellow zone.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'':
** During their fight in Episode 5, Sayaka charges at Kyouko, only to be blocked by Kyouko, who stands with a bored expression and only one hand on her lance ([[BigEater she is eating with the other]]), while Sayaka is clearly putting all of her strength into the attack.
** Homura brings out [[spoiler:an entire military's worth of hardware (including a ''stadium-full of bombs'')]] against Walpurgis Night. Walpurgis Night, after a few seconds pause, [[LaughingMad resumes cackling madly and causing destruction]].
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' features a stand with this ability, [[spoiler:Gold Experience Requiem, the evolved form of Giorno's Gold Experience,]] which reverts any hostile action against him (even ones he's not aware of) back to zero. Combined with the fact that anything it hits dies forever, over and over again, and it's little wonder that [[spoiler:Giorno was immediately PutOnABus never to return after Part 5]].
* Phantom of ''Anime/HappinessChargePrettyCure'' easily overwhelms any and all Precure who cross him. In fact, the day he battled Cure Lovely and Cure Fortune, he couldn't help to admit that this battle would be the first time he drew ''his sword''.
* ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'''s first episode has the titular robot tanking a [[ChestBlaster Breast Fire]] from a Baron Ashura-piloted Anime/MazingerZ and a Breast Burn from Anime/GreatMazinger. Both attacks are supposed to be powerful enough to liquefy ''metal''.
* In both American and Japanese cartoons, getting Sonic's feet stuck to the floor by some glue substance seems to be a good way of making him helpless. However, when Dr. Eggman does it to him in the first chapter of the ''Dash & Spin: Chousoku Sonic'' manga, Sonic just pulls his feet out and gives chase, mildly annoyed that he now got chunks of concrete stuck on his shoes.
* In ''LightNovel/UnlimitedFafnir'', None of the attacks the girls use against the White Leviathan have any effect against it due to its DeflectorShields. Fortunately Yuu figures out a way to utilize Iris's attacks to get around them so they can defeat it.
* The Fleet of Fog, the antagonists of ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel'', are equipped with neigh-invulnerable DeflectorShields that let them No Sell any attack short of a nuclear detonation (and maybe even one of those but we've never seen it attempted). Fortunately for humanity, the Fog are vulnerable to their own weapons and [[DefectorFromDecadence one of them is on our side]].
* As part of his NighInvulnerability, Saitama of ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'' is effectively invincible. He outright ignores most attempts to hurt him--sometimes not even realizing he's being attacked. Most notably, in one instance, he was kicked into space--he crashed into the moon, picked himself up, held his breath, and ''jumped back to Earth'' without so much as a nod to reentry burn, escape velocity, and a host of other things that should've stopped him. All of this only serves to depress him, because at that level of sheer, ridiculous power, most of his foes are no challenge to him whatsoever.
* The [[SmartGun Dominator]] cannot be used on either of the [[BigBad Big Bads]] in ''Anime/PsychoPass'', albeit for differing reasons.
** Shogo Makishima [[spoiler:is [[TheSociopath criminally asymptomatic]], so his Psycho-Pass goes ''down'' as he performs criminal acts. Therefore, he cannot be identified as a criminal, and the Dominator is prevented from firing]].
** Kirito Kamui [[spoiler:cannot be judged by the Sibyl System ''at all.'' Due to extensive surgery after a plane crash which involved [[MixAndMatchMan getting transplants from nearly two hundred people]], the resulting clash of biometric data renders Sibyl unable to register him as an individual. The Dominator will not fire on him because as far as the Dominator is concerned, there's nothing there to fire at]].
* Often used in ''Manga/{{Toriko}}''. However three characters do this particularly often:
** Midora no sells almost anything, that gets thrown on him, including opponents ability to [[TimeMaster manipulate time]]. [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Joie]]]] at first wasn't even be able to put a scratch on him, and after he lowered his defenses enough to cut him in pieces, his regenerative abilities kicked in, allowing him to reattach his cut off limbs, ''before they fall off''. In the end [[spoiler: he had to seal him, since he was pretty much unkillable. And ''even this didn't work'']].
** Later in the story Midora manage to take it even further, by [[spoiler:copying Joie's [[WindsOfDestinyChange Gourmet luck]]]]. After that, most attacks stopped working on him [[spoiler:simply because he was really lucky]]. Because of this, in his final showdown with Joie, he simply [[spoiler:stood there and reminisced about how much he loved his adoptive mother, while Joie attacked him with everything he got, leaving only a couple of scratches.]]
---->'''Joie''': Those are the devil's gastric juices. Why aren't they digesting you?
** [[TheParalyzer Knocking master Jirou]] after [[spoiler:taking off his [[PowerLimiter seals]],]] gained ability to stop damage from enemy attacks within his body. That ability allows him to take mountain-leveling attacks without even a scratch. However, [[spoiler:he not nullifying damage - he just stops it inside his body. And when someone with his level of skill releases all that damage...[[PentUpPowerPeril things get messy]]]].
** Main reason, that [[spoiler:[[BigBad Neo demon]]]] is so hard to kill, is the fact, that he can eat [[ExtremeOmnivore virtually everything, including enemy attacks]]. So far he managed to eat [[spoiler:attack that can stop the Earth, attack, that sends ripples trough Earth, several giant meteorites and even tiny supernova, capable of destroying the planet]]. One time he [[spoiler: got swallowed by Mother Snake and simply drank all her stomach acid before it was able to dissolve him]]. And even when he not eating the attack, he still can take ridiculous amounts of damage - even attack, that punches him through entire planet ''several times'', only lightly bloodied him up.
* After Hendrickson from ''Manga/SevenDeadlySins'' goes into [[spoiler:[[OneWingedAngel gray demon mode ]]]], attacks of entire army of [[OneManArmy Holy Knights]], wasn't able to put even a scratch on him. Only Sins actually manage to do some damage to him, and even them wasn't strong enough.
* During a party in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai'', the Principal has a highly skilled debater from the French Shuchi'in Academy give Shirogane a [[BreakThemByTalking Breaking Speech]] as a SecretTestOfCharacter. He is completely unaffected because [[spoiler:[[AchievementsInIgnorance he's the only one at the party that doesn't speak French]].]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:'' A young [[UsedToBeASweetKid Russia]] calls down his [[BlessedWithSuck "ally"]] [[AnIcePerson General Winter]], the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the Russian winter, to dissuade Denmark, Sweden, the Teutonic Knights and Mongolia from chasing and attacking him, only for it have absolutely no effect on them, since the aforementioned countries were born in a cold area, and are used to the cold.
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'': In the post-TimeSkip episode "Satan's Dolls", Minmay and Kaifun are kidnapped by Kamujin and Laplamiz. Minmay begins to sing, knowing that music and culture in general has the effect of soothing Zentradi. At first, Kamujin and Laplamiz react in horror and fascination as if the song is having an effect on them, before slamming the table, gloating that they were putting on an act and [[WhamShot kissing]], declaring they can produce their own [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow culture]].
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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' plays many examples from the original show straight, but also puts in an example that involves no selling ''God''. During Goku's fight against Freeza, Goku tries to muster some HeroicResolve by telling himself how evil Freeza is, and that Goku has to stop him. Freeza challenges God to strike him down if he is really so evil. Freeza doesn't even finish his sentence before being hit by a BoltOfDivineRetribution, but is utterly unaffected by it. If anything, he's mildly amused and tells God to try harder next time.

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* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' plays many examples from the original show straight, but also puts in an example that involves no selling ''God''. ''God''.
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During Goku's fight against Freeza, Goku tries to muster some HeroicResolve by telling himself how evil Freeza is, and that Goku has to stop him. Freeza challenges God to strike him down if he is really so evil. Freeza doesn't even finish his sentence before being hit by a BoltOfDivineRetribution, but is utterly unaffected by it. If anything, he's mildly amused and tells God to try harder next time.



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*** Later in the story Midora manage to take it even further, by [[spoiler:copying Joie's [[WindsOfDestinyChange Gourmet luck]]]]. After that, most attacks stopped working on him [[spoiler:simply because he was really lucky]]. Because of this, in his final showdown with Joie, he simply [[spoiler:stood there and reminisced about how much he loved his adoptive mother, while Joie attacked him with everything he got, leaving only a couple of scratches.]]

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*** ** Later in the story Midora manage to take it even further, by [[spoiler:copying Joie's [[WindsOfDestinyChange Gourmet luck]]]]. After that, most attacks stopped working on him [[spoiler:simply because he was really lucky]]. Because of this, in his final showdown with Joie, he simply [[spoiler:stood there and reminisced about how much he loved his adoptive mother, while Joie attacked him with everything he got, leaving only a couple of scratches.]]



* In ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' ComicBook/PoisonIvy uses her pheromone powers to get others to obey. When Mr. Freeze takes the diamond from her and she tries it on him, Freeze points out it doesn't work on a coldhearted individual like himself.

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ComicBook/PoisonIvy uses her pheromone powers to get others to obey. When Mr. Freeze takes the diamond from her and she tries it on him, Freeze points out it doesn't work on a coldhearted individual like himself.
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** Later in the film, Robin survives [[KissOfDeath a kiss with Poison Ivy]] by protecting himself with [[CrazyPrepared rubber lips]]. He's the only character in the film to survive an on-screen kiss with her.
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