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27th May '17 10:54:30 AM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGirlWhoPlayedWithFire'', [[ActionGirl Lisbeth Salander]] [[spoiler:is shot in the hip, in the back and in the head (the last bullet getting lodged in her brain), then [[BuriedAlive buried (barely) alive]],]] yet she still manages to not only [[spoiler:dig her way out and take axe revenge, but also survive all the way into and through the sequel]].

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* In ''TheGirlWhoPlayedWithFire'', ''Literature/TheGirlWhoPlayedWithFire'', [[ActionGirl Lisbeth Salander]] [[spoiler:is shot in the hip, in the back and in the head (the last bullet getting lodged in her brain), then [[BuriedAlive buried (barely) alive]],]] yet she still manages to not only [[spoiler:dig her way out and take axe revenge, but also survive all the way into and through the sequel]].
23rd May '17 5:43:02 PM WillBGood
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** Particularly in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the Max series]], Frank Castle takes an insane amount of damage over the course of the series. In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'' miniseries, Captain Frank Castle survives the obliteration of Firebase Valley Forge by attacking Viet Cong, surviving being shot ''seven times.'' It freaked the hell out of the reinforcements that came to see who survived. At one point, he gets shot in the side of his chest, point-blank, with a shotgun. After acknowledging that one of his ribs is "...gone. Not broken, gone.", he gets into an extended fistfight with the man who shot him, tosses him out of a window, and carries on. It seems like you can't finish an story arc without Castle experiencing some near-fatal damage.\\

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** Particularly in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the Max series]], Frank Castle takes an insane amount of damage over the course of the series. In ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'' miniseries, Captain Frank Castle survives the obliteration of Firebase Valley Forge by attacking Viet Cong, surviving being shot ''seven times.'' It freaked the hell out of the reinforcements that came to see who survived. At one point, he gets shot in the side of his chest, point-blank, with a shotgun. After acknowledging that one of his ribs is "...gone. Not broken, gone.", he gets into an extended fistfight with the man who shot him, tosses him out of a window, and carries on. It seems like you can't finish an story arc without Castle experiencing some near-fatal damage.\\
16th May '17 10:24:30 AM nombretomado
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* Shirou in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Like with [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]], it's practically his shtick that he can't pull off any impressive victories unless he's been rendered three-quarters dead first.

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* Shirou in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Like with [[{{Tsukihime}} [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]], it's practically his shtick that he can't pull off any impressive victories unless he's been rendered three-quarters dead first.
14th May '17 7:21:32 PM Alas_Poor_Donny
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** Justified in that the Marines aren't really human, and actual human organs aren't even the majority of the parts used in assembling them. They're also specifically built with close combat in mind, so a cardiopulmonary system that rapidly seals itself off to prevent blood loss and redundant organs come standard and are easy to replace or repair if damaged. Things that would easily kill a human, like a bullet through the chest or head, simply aren't a big deal for them.
14th May '17 4:36:20 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas begins with the player character getting shot in the head. ''[[DoubleTap Twice!]]'' However, after a few days (with help from a friendly robot that thinks he's a cowboy and a local doctor) you're back on your feet and good to go. Naturally, the people who shot you are [[OhCrap extremely freaked out when you catch up to them.]]

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* VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' begins with the player character getting shot in the head. ''[[DoubleTap Twice!]]'' However, after a few days (with help from a friendly robot that thinks he's a cowboy and a local doctor) you're back on your feet and good to go. Naturally, the people who shot you are [[OhCrap extremely freaked out when you catch up to them.]]



* This happens an incredible amount of times in the ''TraumaCenter'' series. Rifle wound to the heart in the middle of a snowstorm when the hospital is ten minutes away? No problem, and that's just in the first chapter. Never mind the parasites that ''slash your internal organs apart.'' I'm not even going to touch the guy who has multiple brain aneurysms burst before you even open him up.
** In Trauma Team, there's a girl who [[spoiler:is holding a bomb when it explodes, yet survives.]] Did we mention that the same kind of [[spoiler:bomb]] has killed ''grown men'' in two different incidents?

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* This happens an incredible amount of times in the ''TraumaCenter'' ''VideoGame/TraumaCenter'' series. Rifle wound to the heart in the middle of a snowstorm when the hospital is ten minutes away? No problem, and that's just in the first chapter. Never mind the parasites that ''slash your internal organs apart.'' I'm not even going to touch the guy who has multiple brain aneurysms burst before you even open him up.
** In Trauma Team, ''Trauma Team'', there's a girl who [[spoiler:is holding a bomb when it explodes, yet survives.]] Did we mention that the same kind of [[spoiler:bomb]] has killed ''grown men'' in two different incidents?
25th Apr '17 1:28:11 AM Seanette
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* Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by an assassin and took the time to finish his speech before he sought medical attention. He was helped a bit by the bullet being partially stopped by his glasses and the thick, folded speech being held [[PocketProtector in his breast pocket,]] preventing the round from piercing his lung.\\
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He also willed himself to live through a near-fatal case of malaria which ate fifty pounds off his body weight.

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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* Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by an assassin and took the time to finish his speech before he sought medical attention. He was helped a bit by the bullet being partially stopped by his glasses and the thick, folded speech being held [[PocketProtector in his breast pocket,]] preventing the round from piercing his lung.\\
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He also willed himself to live through a near-fatal case of malaria which ate fifty pounds off his body weight.

weight. 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."
22nd Apr '17 4:10:11 AM erforce
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* ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'' is a good example of this. Particularly in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the Max series]], Frank Castle takes an insane amount of damage over the course of the series. In the "Punisher: Born" miniseries, Captain Frank Castle survives the obliteration of Firebase Valley Forge by attacking Viet Cong, surviving being shot ''seven times.'' It freaked the hell out of the reinforcements that came to see who survived. At one point, he gets shot in the side of his chest, point-blank, with a shotgun. After acknowledging that one of his ribs is "...gone. Not broken, gone.", he gets into an extended fistfight with the man who shot him, tosses him out of a window, and carries on. It seems like you can't finish an story arc without Castle experiencing some near-fatal damage.\\
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The Punisher's Nemesis Barracuda is the same. Shortly after meeting the Punisher, 'Cuda gets the fingers on his right hand chopped off, his eye stabbed out, and his teeth broken, not to mention later shot in the chest and hurled off a boat into ''shark-infested waters.'' Barracuda survives (he [[LampshadeHanging explains]] this by claiming he grabbed onto the back of the boat and got towed to shore), and comes after the Punisher again, and [[spoiler:later tortured by having his nutsack clipped to a car battery, shot several times, blown up, his ''nose ripped off,'' before the Punisher finally kills him by chopping his hands off with an axe and shooting his head to bits with an AK-47.]] As Punisher had noted, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "Barracuda was dead when you shot him to bits and shot the bits and burned them. Anything less just left that nagging doubt."]]

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* ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'' is a good example of this.
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Particularly in [[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX the Max series]], Frank Castle takes an insane amount of damage over the course of the series. In the "Punisher: Born" ''ComicBook/ThePunisherBorn'' miniseries, Captain Frank Castle survives the obliteration of Firebase Valley Forge by attacking Viet Cong, surviving being shot ''seven times.'' It freaked the hell out of the reinforcements that came to see who survived. At one point, he gets shot in the side of his chest, point-blank, with a shotgun. After acknowledging that one of his ribs is "...gone. Not broken, gone.", he gets into an extended fistfight with the man who shot him, tosses him out of a window, and carries on. It seems like you can't finish an story arc without Castle experiencing some near-fatal damage.\\
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** The Punisher's Nemesis Barracuda is the same. Shortly after meeting the Punisher, 'Cuda gets the fingers on his right hand chopped off, his eye stabbed out, and his teeth broken, not to mention later shot in the chest and hurled off a boat into ''shark-infested waters.'' Barracuda survives (he [[LampshadeHanging explains]] this by claiming he grabbed onto the back of the boat and got towed to shore), and comes after the Punisher again, and [[spoiler:later tortured by having his nutsack clipped to a car battery, shot several times, blown up, his ''nose ripped off,'' before the Punisher finally kills him by chopping his hands off with an axe and shooting his head to bits with an AK-47.]] As Punisher had noted, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill "Barracuda was dead when you shot him to bits and shot the bits and burned them. Anything less just left that nagging doubt."]]
9th Apr '17 2:43:37 PM yarrunmace
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* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Onizuka is about to take a national test in which he needs to have the highest score in the nation so he doesn't lose his job. One of his students is kidnapped, and he goes in pursuit. [[spoiler:While saving the female student from a very dark situation, he is shot three times.]] He manages to [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome make it back to the testing station, finish the test, and get a perfect score in half the given time of anyone else... while bleeding profusely]]]].
** [[spoiler:Although he didn't really get a perfect score, but 231 out of 500.]]

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* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Onizuka is about to take a national test in which he needs to have the highest score in the nation so he doesn't lose his job. One of his students is kidnapped, and he goes in pursuit. [[spoiler:While saving the female student from a very dark situation, he is shot three times.]] He manages to [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome make it back to the testing station, finish the test, and get a perfect score in half the given time of anyone else... passing grade while bleeding profusely]]]].
** [[spoiler:Although he didn't really get a perfect score, but 231 out of 500.]]
profusely]]]].
8th Apr '17 1:29:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Redwall}} Mossflower]]'', Tsarmina is extremely unnerved by the fact that no matter how many times she seems to cut him down, Martin refuses to die and refuses to run.

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* ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'':
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In ''[[{{Redwall}} Mossflower]]'', ''Mossflower'', Tsarmina is extremely unnerved by the fact that no matter how many times she seems to cut him down, Martin refuses to die and refuses to run.
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.
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