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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."
25th Jul '16 8:12:54 PM Angeldeb82
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* Kamina of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' [[spoiler:takes a laser up his chest, visibly tearing his body, and his mech, nearly in two, then gets stabbed in the back with a laser spear, and then gets hit with his own swords/sunglasses. However, he manages to pull himself up, throws his own mech's arm at Simon, delivers a hotblooded speech from hell out, kills ''an entire RedshirtArmy'', catches the same laser that injured him earlier, then proceeds to string the guy up on his mech's [[CoolShades freakin' sunglasses]] and then shoves a drill through him that'd make any dentist cringe. All while bleeding out on the floor. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome ''Wow''.]]]]

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* Kamina of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' [[spoiler:takes a laser up his chest, visibly tearing his body, and his mech, nearly in two, then gets stabbed in the back with a laser spear, and then gets hit with his own swords/sunglasses. However, he manages to pull himself up, throws his own mech's arm at Simon, delivers a hotblooded speech from hell out, kills ''an entire RedshirtArmy'', catches the same laser that injured him earlier, then proceeds to string the guy up on his mech's [[CoolShades freakin' sunglasses]] and then shoves a drill through him that'd make any dentist cringe. All while bleeding out on the floor. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome ''Wow''.]]]]''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Wow.]]'']]



* Yuki Nagato of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' takes four massive spear-like projectiles through the torso, then proceeds to kill the culprit -- her [[UncannyValleyGirl understudy]] -- without so much as a cry of pain or raised voice. Like Vita above, though, she's a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Ridiculously Human Network Terminal]], but as she still bleeds and breathes, this had to have been pretty significant damage. She collapses afterward. Well, first she takes [[http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9526/yukispeard.jpg several iron spears to the chest]] (and pulls one out of her and ''turns it into a desk''). Then she gets hit with [[CombatTentacles Ryoko's giant energy tentacles]], either through the upper torso or ''[[{{HSQ}} through her]] [[BoomHeadshot head]]''.

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* Yuki Nagato of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' takes four massive spear-like projectiles through the torso, then proceeds to kill the culprit -- her [[UncannyValleyGirl understudy]] {{un|cannyValleyGirl}}derstudy -- without so much as a cry of pain or raised voice. Like Vita above, though, she's a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Ridiculously Human Network Terminal]], but as she still bleeds and breathes, this had to have been pretty significant damage. She collapses afterward. Well, first she takes [[http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/9526/yukispeard.jpg several iron spears to the chest]] (and pulls one out of her and ''turns it into a desk''). Then she gets hit with [[CombatTentacles Ryoko's giant energy tentacles]], either through the upper torso or ''[[{{HSQ}} ''[[HolyShitQuotient through her]] [[BoomHeadshot head]]''.



* The wolves in ''Anime/WolfsRain'' are pretty tenacious, often fighting like crazy despite severe wounds. The (posthumous) prize must go to [[spoiler:Toboe]], who keeps on fighting even after being shot in the chest at point blank range. [[TearJerker And then dies]].
** Kiba is even more dramatic. He has been practically torn to pieces and ''still'' got up and continued fighting. You [[{{Determinator}} just can't stop him!
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Zenkichi is [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting fighting]] Munakata in a [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight one-sided]] fight favoring Zenkichi. However, at the moment of defeat, [[spoiler:he stabs Zenkichi in the back with [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill five katanas]].]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome It doesn't]] [[ThePowerOfLove faze him much]].
** In addition, [[MsFanservice Medaka]] herself is [[spoiler:caught in an explosion to save her friends]] whilst fighting [[CreepyChild Unzen Myouri]]. Cue [[NextTierPowerUp Perses mode]].
* 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:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 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.]]]]

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* The wolves in ''Anime/WolfsRain'' are pretty tenacious, often fighting like crazy despite severe wounds. The (posthumous) prize must go to [[spoiler:Toboe]], who keeps on fighting even after being shot in the chest at point blank range. [[TearJerker And then dies]].
dies.]]
** Kiba is even more dramatic. He has been practically torn to pieces and ''still'' got up and continued fighting. You [[{{Determinator}} just can't stop him!
him]]!
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Zenkichi is [[EverybodyWasKungFuFighting fighting]] Munakata in a [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistFight one-sided]] fight favoring Zenkichi. However, at the moment of defeat, [[spoiler:he stabs Zenkichi in the back with [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill five katanas]].]] [[CrowningMomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome It doesn't]] [[ThePowerOfLove faze him much]].
much.]]
** In addition, [[MsFanservice Medaka]] {{M|sFanservice}}edaka herself is [[spoiler:caught in an explosion to save her friends]] whilst fighting [[CreepyChild Unzen Myouri]]. Cue [[NextTierPowerUp Perses mode]].
* 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:[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[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.]]]]profusely]]]].



* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' loves this trope, the fact that any of the girls survive til the end is an absolute miracle (In fairness, more than a few times they do actually die and get revived with the show's McGuffin). However there are some times they should die but don't. Doesn't even slow them down really. Most notable in the climax of Season Three when the title character jumps into the equivalent of an atomic bomb, and still comes out alive)

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* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' loves this trope, the fact that any of the girls survive til the end is an absolute miracle (In fairness, more than a few times they do actually die and get revived with the show's McGuffin).MacGuffin). However there are some times they should die but don't. Doesn't even slow them down really. Most notable in the climax of Season Three when the title character jumps into the equivalent of an atomic bomb, and still comes out alive)



** Perhaps the greatest example is when Bartholomew Kuma, a designated PsychoForHire (known to do psycho things, but now calm and now loyal to TheGovernment) pushed all the pain and fatigue away from Monkey D. Luffy's body from his battle with the BigBad, and Zoro who himself took some punishment from the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie giant]] Oz, and Kuma's shockwave, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome took all the pain in]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome and survived]]''. When asked by Sanji what happened to him, he replied [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "Nothing. Nothing at all."]]

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** Perhaps the greatest example is when Bartholomew Kuma, a designated PsychoForHire (known to do psycho things, but now calm and now loyal to TheGovernment) pushed all the pain and fatigue away from Monkey D. Luffy's body from his battle with the BigBad, and Zoro who himself took some punishment from the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot zombie giant]] Oz, and Kuma's shockwave, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome took all the pain in]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome and survived]]''. When asked by Sanji what happened to him, he replied [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "Nothing. Nothing at all."]]



** Even Luffy falls into this trope. His match duel with TheChessmaster / BigBad Crocodile who is fond of giving {{plan}}s and more so of {{Gambit Roulette}}s, ended with the former being impaled by the latter's pirate hook. And even then, he didn't die and had enough strength to grab his arm, so Crocodile threw him in quicksand to [[LeftForDead leave him for dead]]. Luffy ''still'' had enough strength to pop his head out of the sand. With help from [[ReverseMole Nico Robin]], who helped him out of the sand, and Pell who fed him, Luffy returned to fight Crocodile who sucked the water out of him. And in their next confrontation ([[{{Determinator}} Luffy just doesn't give up, does he?]]), even Crocodile gave some LampshadeHanging on what he went through. And even after being poisoned, he still managed to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome knock Crocodile through pure bedrock in the underground chamber, launching him above Alubarna flying in the air until he landed in the town centre.]]

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** Even Luffy falls into this trope. His match duel with TheChessmaster / BigBad Crocodile who is fond of giving {{plan}}s [[ThePlan plans]] and more so of {{Gambit Roulette}}s, ended with the former being impaled by the latter's pirate hook. And even then, he didn't die and had enough strength to grab his arm, so Crocodile threw him in quicksand to [[LeftForDead leave him for dead]]. Luffy ''still'' had enough strength to pop his head out of the sand. With help from [[ReverseMole Nico Robin]], who helped him out of the sand, and Pell who fed him, Luffy returned to fight Crocodile who sucked the water out of him. And in their next confrontation ([[{{Determinator}} Luffy just doesn't give up, does he?]]), even Crocodile gave some LampshadeHanging on what he went through. And even after being poisoned, he still managed to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome knock Crocodile through pure bedrock in the underground chamber, launching him above Alubarna flying in the air until he landed in the town centre.]]



* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' - Poor Tsukune suffers from this pretty badly, especially after he gets [[spoiler:his vampire powers.]] At one point he's hit in the head so hard it ''bounces off the pavement'', yet he's none the worse for wear. He does have a keepsake of his abuse; two big scars that reach across his chest, forming an X.

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* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' - Poor Tsukune suffers from this pretty badly, especially after he gets [[spoiler:his vampire powers.]] powers]]. At one point he's hit in the head so hard it ''bounces off the pavement'', yet he's none the worse for wear. He does have a keepsake of his abuse; two big scars that reach across his chest, forming an X.



* Shi woon has even lampshaded this several times in ''TheBreaker''. But his {{Determinator}} drive keeps him going long after he should have been knocked out cold

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* Shi woon has even lampshaded this several times in ''TheBreaker''. But his {{Determinator}} drive keeps him going long after he should have been knocked out coldcold.



* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Even {{youkai}} will die if they're stabbed through the heart. After spending most of the manga being almost unstoppable in battle, eventually [[HandicappedBadass Sesshoumaru]] comes up against [[UltimateEvil an opponent so powerful]] that he winds up a BadassInDistress and is eventually ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice through the heart. Not only does it [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat not kill]] Sesshoumaru, but Sesshoumaru's [[{{Determinator}} determination]] to keep fighting results in a [[CameBackStrong power upgrade]].

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Even {{youkai}} will die if they're stabbed through the heart. After spending most of the manga being almost unstoppable in battle, eventually [[HandicappedBadass Sesshoumaru]] comes up against [[UltimateEvil an opponent so powerful]] that he winds up a BadassInDistress and is eventually ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice through the heart. Not only does it [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat not kill]] Sesshoumaru, but Sesshoumaru's [[{{Determinator}} determination]] {{determinat|or}}ion to keep fighting results in a [[CameBackStrong power upgrade]].
8th Jul '16 1:42:39 PM Willbyr
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* Kazuki of ''BusouRenkin'' uses this to his advantage to defend against his opponent, a kendo genius whose signature (and vaguely illegal) move involves a devastating wide strike to the ribs. When Kazuki fights him, he's using a katana, and to avoid being [[spoiler:sliced in half, Kazuki returns his weapon to it's passive state where it functions as his heart, actually blocking]] the strike.

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* Kazuki of ''BusouRenkin'' ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' uses this to his advantage to defend against his opponent, a kendo genius whose signature (and vaguely illegal) move involves a devastating wide strike to the ribs. When Kazuki fights him, he's using a katana, and to avoid being [[spoiler:sliced in half, Kazuki returns his weapon to it's passive state where it functions as his heart, actually blocking]] the strike.
7th Jul '16 6:41:47 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16822_7-historical-figures-who-were-absurdly-hard-kill.html another article]] about historical people who were hard to kill (which started with Blackbeard and ended with Rasputin.) My personal favorite was Leon Trotsky. You know him. The guy who took an ice axe to the head and still lived to make it to the hospital after spitting in the face of the assassin sent to kill him and wrestling the guy.

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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16822_7-historical-figures-who-were-absurdly-hard-kill.html another article]] about historical people who were hard to kill (which started with Blackbeard and ended with Rasputin.) My personal favorite was Leon Trotsky. You know him. The guy who took an ice axe to the head and still lived to make it to the hospital after spitting in the face of the assassin sent to kill him and wrestling the guy.).
20th Jun '16 10:54:52 PM gewunomox
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* MotleyCrue Bassist Nikki Sixx has been pronounced clinically dead ''on three separate occasions'' after overdosing on heroin. The first time, after being revived by ''two'' adrenaline shots to the heart and taken to hospital, he got up, checked himself out of hospital, and hitchhiked back to his house wearing only his leather pants. He did this ''again'' in London where he was dumped inside a dumpster after the dealer he OD'd in front of tried to ''beat him back to life with a baseball bat''.

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* MotleyCrue Music/MotleyCrue Bassist Nikki Sixx has been pronounced clinically dead ''on three separate occasions'' after overdosing on heroin. The first time, after being revived by ''two'' adrenaline shots to the heart and taken to hospital, he got up, checked himself out of hospital, and hitchhiked back to his house wearing only his leather pants. He did this ''again'' in London where he was dumped inside a dumpster after the dealer he OD'd in front of tried to ''beat him back to life with a baseball bat''.
28th May '16 7:35:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Negi of the ''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/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.

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* Negi of the ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''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/MahouSenseiNegima [[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.
28th May '16 7:34:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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18th Mar '16 8:55:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' has several people who can pull this off. Tennyo and Jade, on Team Kimba's side, along with werewolves; Great Old Ones; other regenerators...there are a lot of people that you need to be really sure stay dead, if you think you've killed them. Tennyo periodically has chunks of her body blown off, and Jade's technically died [[spoiler:several times. In the same day.]]

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* ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' has several people who can pull this off. Tennyo and Jade, on Team Kimba's side, along with werewolves; Great Old Ones; other regenerators...there are a lot of people that you need to be really sure stay dead, if you think you've killed them. Tennyo periodically has chunks of her body blown off, and Jade's technically died [[spoiler:several times. In the same day.]]



* ''AceLightning'': Chuck Mugel is hit by Ace's lightning bolt attack ''twice''. The first time (a "deflected shot") it ''gave him'' temporary superpowers. The second time just knocked him out for a few minutes, though granted, it freaked the main characters out a bit anyway.

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* ''AceLightning'': ''Series/AceLightning'': Chuck Mugel is hit by Ace's lightning bolt attack ''twice''. The first time (a "deflected shot") it ''gave him'' temporary superpowers. The second time just knocked him out for a few minutes, though granted, it freaked the main characters out a bit anyway.



* In ''TransformersArmada'', Smokescreen takes an almost point-blank hit from the Requiem Blaster that blasts a hole clear through his abdomen. He still manages to stagger upright as molten metal drips down his torso and stagger towards Megatron for another attack, and winds up surviving after having his body rebuilt. While they ''are'' robots, other Transformers in the series have died from lesser wounds. Laws of Fatality are not consistent in Transformers. Same person can be unharmed by some attack at one point and next dying after being hit by same attack.

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* In ''TransformersArmada'', ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', Smokescreen takes an almost point-blank hit from the Requiem Blaster that blasts a hole clear through his abdomen. He still manages to stagger upright as molten metal drips down his torso and stagger towards Megatron for another attack, and winds up surviving after having his body rebuilt. While they ''are'' robots, other Transformers in the series have died from lesser wounds. Laws of Fatality are not consistent in Transformers. Same person can be unharmed by some attack at one point and next dying after being hit by same attack.
3rd Feb '16 1:24:59 PM Gamermaster
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* Vita of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was stabbed back to front, but still continued to fight in the final battle despite a gaping chest wound. Nanoha also gets badly injured. In both case they continue in large part because of their {{Determinator}} natures.

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* Vita of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' was stabbed back to front, but still continued to fight in the final battle despite a gaping chest wound. Nanoha also gets badly injured. In both case they continue in large part because of their {{Determinator}} natures.
21st Jan '16 10:19:29 PM darksoul4242
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* Negi of the ''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/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!"
** Slightly subverted for Negi. [[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 ''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/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!"
left!". Mind, this was BEFORE he got his hands on Magica Erebea.
** Slightly Then, slightly subverted for Negi.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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