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10th Jun '16 2:26:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in the original ''Film/DayOfTheDead'', Rhodes is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZxpKHm5Las shot in the right shoulder]] and unable to do anything with that side of his torso (especially when he tries to open a door with that arm). Then he's shot in the left leg and essentially gets crippled.

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* Averted in the original ''Film/DayOfTheDead'', ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'', Rhodes is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZxpKHm5Las shot in the right shoulder]] and unable to do anything with that side of his torso (especially when he tries to open a door with that arm). Then he's shot in the left leg and essentially gets crippled.
29th May '16 7:22:38 AM ErikModi
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* Zigzagged in ''{{Literature/Deathstalker}}'' The Masked Gladiator [[spoiler: (Finlay Campbell)]] kills a genetically-engineered flying humanoid creature, which was carrying him high above the Arena to drop him on a flagpole, by stabbing the creature through his own belly. In his Gladiator persona, he shrugs the wound off, claims the head of his kill, and strides confidently back to his quarters beneath the Arena. Then he nearly collapses before his assistant [[spoiler: and illicit girlfriend]] get him into his regeneration machine.
28th May '16 7:35:11 PM nombretomado
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* The ''BushidoBlade'' series for the PlayStation had a "body-damage" system: if you were slashed in the arm, it became useless and your attacks were less effective one-handed. In the first game, you could be crippled in the legs, but this was removed in the sequel since it was no fun spending half the game crawling around trying to wield a katana.

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* The ''BushidoBlade'' series for the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation had a "body-damage" system: if you were slashed in the arm, it became useless and your attacks were less effective one-handed. In the first game, you could be crippled in the legs, but this was removed in the sequel since it was no fun spending half the game crawling around trying to wield a katana.
17th May '16 12:03:34 PM Joylock
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** In general, the characters attempt to disable armed suspects by shooting them in the arm or leg quite often (often, the armed person is mentally ill, an emotionally non-criminal attempting to get revenge on a serial killer that killed a love one, or otherwise acting out of mistake rather than malice). However, all shootings are necessary and the show seems to actively avoid showing whether or not the person that got shot actually survived, so the writers may be aware of this trope.
16th May '16 9:07:50 AM Jorin
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* In ''ComicBook/StarWarsKanan'' Depa Billaba says she's fine despite getting part of her skin torned off by General Grievous. Later subverted that she was barely able to walk and had to go into a bacta tank right after the battle.
29th Apr '16 3:35:02 AM Adept
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* Averted in ''{{Kinnikuman}}''; Terryman takes a bullet to the leg, and it ''costs him the leg''.
* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'', Hayama doesn't try to resist Komori's attempt to kill him by stabbing Hayama with a knife. Komori only stabs Hayama in the arm, prompting Hayama to remove the knife and give it back to him, telling him to do it properly. He then walks around for over two hours with a severed artery before passing out from blood loss. He still almost dies on the operating table and loses a good deal of mobility in said arm until the DistantFinale.

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* Averted in ''{{Kinnikuman}}''; ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}''; Terryman takes a bullet to the leg, and it ''costs him the leg''.
* In ''KodomoNoOmocha'', ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Hayama doesn't try to resist Komori's attempt to kill him by stabbing Hayama with a knife. Komori only stabs Hayama in the arm, prompting Hayama to remove the knife and give it back to him, telling him to do it properly. He then walks around for over two hours with a severed artery before passing out from blood loss. He still almost dies on the operating table and loses a good deal of mobility in said arm until the DistantFinale.
11th Apr '16 1:35:53 PM towercurator
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* In ''Literature/VoidDomain'', many injuries that would be serious for humans in RealLife are rendered far more harmless thanks to the existence of potions. Demons don't need to bother with potions, their enhanced regeneration abilities render the loss of limbs as literal flesh wounds.
28th Mar '16 12:15:16 PM kkhohoho
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'''Black Knight:''' ''[takes a look, and a look; {{beat}}]'' Just a flesh wound.

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'''Black Knight:''' ''[takes a look, and a another look; {{beat}}]'' Just a flesh wound.
23rd Mar '16 5:39:12 AM SolidSonicTH
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* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]", Sherlock takes a gunshot wound to the sternum as opposed to the head due to the shooter wishing to invoke this, not wanting to get [[spoiler:her newlywed husband accused of murdering his friend and a powerful news magnate (as well as the fact she was fond of Sherlock herself)]]. Of course getting shot in the chest is a terrible place to be shot even with the trope in effect (since, you know, your body keeps its lungs and heart there), Sherlock apparently writing it off as the shooter's exceptional marksmanship being "surgery", but he lives in spite of it (albeit not in the best of condition).
20th Mar '16 2:43:51 PM howdotheyriseup
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* ''Webcomic/Girl Genius'' has a rather... ''extreme'' example.
--> '''Gil:''' Seven broken ribs. Severe fracture, right leg. Fractured clavicle. Some crush injuries, but the kidneys appear unharmed. First and second degree burns on upper back and lower legs, third degree on the lower back. Four broken fingers, three broken toes, sprained and bruised muscles throughout major and minor lacerations, and a concussion.\\
'''Klaus:''' I've had worse.
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