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25th Feb '17 12:54:21 PM nombretomado
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** Kohaku pulls off one of these in the doujin game BattleMoonWars, when she takes a blast from [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gilgamesh's]] [[WaveMotionGun Enuma Elish]]. Granted she was pretty goddamn torn up afterwards but the fact that she wasn't completely atomized makes this something of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for her.

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** Kohaku pulls off one of these in the doujin game BattleMoonWars, ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'', when she takes a blast from [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gilgamesh's]] [[WaveMotionGun Enuma Elish]]. Granted she was pretty goddamn torn up afterwards but the fact that she wasn't completely atomized makes this something of a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for her.
4th Dec '16 5:44:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the greatest example has to be Roronoa Zoro. This man according to the WordOfGod lost what amounted to ''five liters'' of blood fighting Hatchan, mostly due to an earlier wound given by the greatest swordsman in the world, Dracule Mihawk, who stabbed him ''in his heart'' and ''slashed him across the chest'', permanently scarring him just to finish him off. Mihawk seemed to sense he was BadAss enough to survive by asking him to surpass him and challenge him again.

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', the greatest example has to be Roronoa Zoro. This man according to the WordOfGod lost what amounted to ''five liters'' of blood fighting Hatchan, mostly due to an earlier wound given by the greatest swordsman in the world, Dracule Mihawk, who stabbed him ''in his heart'' and ''slashed him across the chest'', permanently scarring him just to finish him off. Mihawk seemed to sense he was BadAss badass enough to survive by asking him to surpass him and challenge him again.



* ''Series/WithoutATrace'' sorta does this when FBI Head of Missing Persons is kidnapped himself by a somewhat unbalanced woman who thinks he's an assassin. She ''nailguns'' his hand to a chair and then in the chest. He even rips his hand out of the nail from the other end. End of the episode has him rescued, and all the paramedics do is bandage him up and he ''walks out of there'', commenting that he'll work on the paperwork. Not as BadAss as other portrayals as he is weak and hurt by this, but no ''way'' the paramedics in real life wouldn't do their best to convince him to let them rush him to the hospital via stretcher at the very least.

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* ''Series/WithoutATrace'' sorta does this when FBI Head of Missing Persons is kidnapped himself by a somewhat unbalanced woman who thinks he's an assassin. She ''nailguns'' his hand to a chair and then in the chest. He even rips his hand out of the nail from the other end. End of the episode has him rescued, and all the paramedics do is bandage him up and he ''walks out of there'', commenting that he'll work on the paperwork. Not as BadAss badass as other portrayals as he is weak and hurt by this, but no ''way'' the paramedics in real life wouldn't do their best to convince him to let them rush him to the hospital via stretcher at the very least.
25th Nov '16 11:30:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': Shiki is impaled in the guts by a black deer, has some animals eating him and then gets up and starts fighting in a rather badass fashion. After winning, he falls down and gets back to bleeding to death. Obviously, he doesn't but...

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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'': Shiki is impaled in the guts by a black deer, has some animals eating him and then gets up and starts fighting in a rather badass fashion. After winning, he falls down and gets back to bleeding to death. Obviously, he doesn't but...
25th Nov '16 11:29:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Snake pulls one of these near the end of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 4]]'' in [[spoiler:the microwave hallway]]. Otacon and Snake talk about it as if it's a death sentence to even try. What makes it this trope is that [[{{Determinator}} Snake can keep going even if his Life bar empties,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulling himself along literally by his fingers.]]

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* Snake pulls one of these near the end of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 4]]'' in [[spoiler:the microwave hallway]]. Otacon and Snake talk about it as if it's a death sentence to even try. What makes it this trope is that [[{{Determinator}} Snake can keep going even if his Life bar empties,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome empties, pulling himself along literally by his fingers.]]fingers]].
25th Nov '16 11:29:09 AM Morgenthaler
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Unless of course, they're a {{Determinator}} or just [[MadeOfIron extremely tough]]. For them, that little hole where their heart was supposed to be is just another chance to show off how {{Badass}} they are. Even that is OnlyAFleshWound, and the guy that injured them, likely to be pissing in his pants right now, is about to receive a world of hurt. When this occurs in a climactic battle, you often see a HeroicSecondWind sequence.

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Unless of course, they're a {{Determinator}} or just [[MadeOfIron extremely tough]]. For them, that little hole where their heart was supposed to be is just another chance to show off how {{Badass}} badass they are. Even that is OnlyAFleshWound, and the guy that injured them, likely to be pissing in his pants right now, is about to receive a world of hurt. When this occurs in a climactic battle, you often see a HeroicSecondWind sequence.



* Snake pulls one of these near the end of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 4]]'' in [[spoiler:the microwave hallway]]. Otacon and Snake talk about it as if it's a death sentence to even try. What makes it this trope is that [[{{Determinator}} Snake]] [[{{Badass}} can keep going even if his Life bar empties,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulling himself along literally by his fingers.]]

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* Snake pulls one of these near the end of ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid 4]]'' in [[spoiler:the microwave hallway]]. Otacon and Snake talk about it as if it's a death sentence to even try. What makes it this trope is that [[{{Determinator}} Snake]] [[{{Badass}} Snake can keep going even if his Life bar empties,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome pulling himself along literally by his fingers.]]



* Zaeed Massani from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', when talking about his former colleague Vido Santiago, mentions that, twenty years ago, Vido paid six of Zaeed's men to restrain him while Vido held a gun to his head and pulled the trigger (which explains how Zaeed got the {{badass}} [[GoodScarsEvilScars scar]]). When Commander Shepard acts surprised that he survived, Zaeed casually responds, "Yeah. And you survived [[spoiler:your ship getting disintegrated.[[note]]Not technically true, because Shepard did, in fact, die. [[BackFromTheDead They just recovered.]][[/note]]]] A stubborn enough person can survive just about anything. Rage is a hell of an anesthetic."

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* Zaeed Massani from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', when talking about his former colleague Vido Santiago, mentions that, twenty years ago, Vido paid six of Zaeed's men to restrain him while Vido held a gun to his head and pulled the trigger (which explains how Zaeed got the {{badass}} badass [[GoodScarsEvilScars scar]]). When Commander Shepard acts surprised that he survived, Zaeed casually responds, "Yeah. And you survived [[spoiler:your ship getting disintegrated.[[note]]Not technically true, because Shepard did, in fact, die. [[BackFromTheDead They just recovered.]][[/note]]]] A stubborn enough person can survive just about anything. Rage is a hell of an anesthetic."



* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': Shiki is impaled in the guts by a black deer, has some animals eating him and then gets up and starts fighting in a rather {{badass}} fashion. After winning, he falls down and gets back to bleeding to death. Obviously, he doesn't but...

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* ''{{Tsukihime}}'': Shiki is impaled in the guts by a black deer, has some animals eating him and then gets up and starts fighting in a rather {{badass}} badass fashion. After winning, he falls down and gets back to bleeding to death. Obviously, he doesn't but...
21st Nov '16 8:33:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AMiracleOfScience'' has [[spoiler:Ben being shot through the torso with an energy weapon, after already having been shot and barely patched up. He manages to stay conscious just long enough get Haas to surrender before he finally collapses. He only survived because of Martian nanotech being able to stabilize him long enough to get replacements for the organs that got speared.]]

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* ''AMiracleOfScience'' ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' has [[spoiler:Ben being shot through the torso with an energy weapon, after already having been shot and barely patched up. He manages to stay conscious just long enough get Haas to surrender before he finally collapses. He only survived because of Martian nanotech being able to stabilize him long enough to get replacements for the organs that got speared.]]
11th Oct '16 1:46:49 PM Vorpale
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* This trope doesn't come up much in ''Series/BreakingBad'' but when it ''does'', the writers sure make it count : first, there is [[spoiler: Gus Fring]], who [[spoiler: has a pipe-bomb detonating ''less than two feet'' away from him. And even with [[NightmareFace half of his head blown off]], he still manages to walk it off and check his tie before dropping dead]]. Then, there is [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies Walter White himself]], who not only survived his cancer for several months longer than the doctors predicted, but ''also'' managed to keep standing and walking for several minutes after taking a stray heavy machinegun bullet to the lung.]]
27th Sep '16 12:21:14 AM Arha
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* Negi of the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga puts up an admirable fight despite being ''impaled in the chest'' by a thick piece of stone, pulling out and gripping the stone in one hand and [[Awesome/Manga/MahouSenseiNegima sucker-punching his opponent with it]]. You do ''not'' [[BadassTeacher mess with his students]]. In a later incident, an enemy cuts off Negi's right arm. Negi's response? "I still have my left!". Mind, this was BEFORE he got his hands on Magica Erebea.
** Then, slightly subverted for Negi afterwards. [[spoiler:As it's later revealed that his use of Magica Erebea has turned him into a vampire - like his master Evangeline. She did say her path had its price...]]

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* Negi of the ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' manga puts up an admirable fight despite being ''impaled in the chest'' by a thick piece of stone, pulling out and gripping the stone in one hand and [[Awesome/Manga/MahouSenseiNegima sucker-punching his opponent with it]]. You do ''not'' [[BadassTeacher mess with his students]]. In it. He collapses again soon afterward because it ''is'' a later incident, an enemy cuts off Negi's right arm. Negi's response? "I still have my left!". Mind, this was BEFORE he got his hands on Magica Erebea.
** Then, slightly subverted for Negi afterwards. [[spoiler:As
fatal injury, but it's later revealed enough of a distraction that a team effort from the others manages to turn things around enough to recover their gear and heal him.
** Later, during
his use of Magica Erebea has match with Rakan, he's turned to pulp by a point blank physical attack that could kill a dragon and mostly ignored his barriers. In the process of struggling to his feet, he begins puking more blood than his body should probably be able to hold. Rakan tells him into a vampire - like his master Evangeline. She did say her path had its price...]]to stay down or he might die, but then subtly taunts him so that he ''won't'' and they can finish their match.
12th Aug '16 3:29:41 PM F1Krazy
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* In ''LightNovel/ReZero'', having already been badly wounded by Witch cultists, Rem is seemingly finished off by a single spell from [[AxCrazy Betelgeuse]], who then [[BodyHorror twists and contorts her limbs]] [[ForTheEvulz just for the sheer hell of it]]. Betelgeuse is in no doubt that she's dead, but after he and the other cultists have left, Rem somehow manages to crawl over to Subaru on her shattered limbs and break his shackles with her magic before finally dying in Subaru's arms. Luckily for Rem, her death is undone when Subaru himself is killed a few minutes later, causing time to rewind.



** Luffy displays this trope an awful lot, beginning with Crocodile and steadily escalating. His fight with Rob Lucci ends with Luffy unable to stand and having been trashed so soundly Lucci thinks that he must surely be dead. Later during his rampage through Impel Down he gets poisoned by Warden Magelen (a death sentence in itself) but still has the strength to drag Bon Clay through the arctic conditions of level 5 and beg Ivankov to heal Bon Clay first. After completing his gruesome healing procedure in less than a day he continues fighting and Ivankov constantly lampshades that the only thing keeping Luffy going is his [[HeroicWillpower unstoppable will]]

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** *** Luffy displays this trope an awful lot, beginning with Crocodile and steadily escalating. His fight with Rob Lucci ends with Luffy unable to stand and having been trashed so soundly Lucci thinks that he must surely be dead. Later during his rampage through Impel Down he gets poisoned by Warden Magelen (a death sentence in itself) but still has the strength to drag Bon Clay through the arctic conditions of level 5 and beg Ivankov to heal Bon Clay first. After completing his gruesome healing procedure in less than a day he continues fighting and Ivankov constantly lampshades that the only thing keeping Luffy going is his [[HeroicWillpower unstoppable will]]
25th Jul '16 9:13:58 PM readergirl304
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When he finally did die, peacefully, in his sleep, one contemporary said, "Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping. If he'd been awake there would have been a fight."
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