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18th Jun '18 5:51:50 PM rjd1922
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** A more literal example can be seen with Franziska von Karma in the final case of ''Justice for All''. During the case she's [[spoiler: shot in the shoulder. After several hours in the hospital she seems completely fine, and is even swinging around her signature whip as if nothing had ever happened.]]

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** A more literal example can be seen with Franziska von Karma in the final case of ''Justice for All''. During the case she's [[spoiler: shot in the shoulder. After several hours in the hospital she seems completely fine, and is even swinging around her signature whip as if nothing had ever happened.]] In [[Anime/AceAttorney the anime]], though, she's [[spoiler:out of commission the whole day, and has her arm in a sling when she shows up in court for a BigDamnHeroes moment the next day.]]
16th Jun '18 10:17:08 AM AmuckCricetine
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* Averted in "Literature/TheHungerGames". One of the characters is cut in the leg, but this actually becomes a life-threatening injury.

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* Averted in "Literature/TheHungerGames".''Literature/TheHungerGames''. One of the characters is cut in the leg, but this actually becomes a life-threatening injury.



* Partially justified in some Literature/CiaphasCain books: most people don't bleed to death from a shot in a "non-lethal" area because the heat of the laser almost immediately cauterises the wound.

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* Partially justified in some Literature/CiaphasCain ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books: most people don't bleed to death from a shot in a "non-lethal" area because the heat of the laser almost immediately cauterises the wound.



* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel "Men at Arms", [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]] attempts to {{invoke|d Trope}} this trope when he is shot in the leg. He [[SubvertedTrope fails]].

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* In the Literature/{{Discworld}} ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel "Men at Arms", [[MagnificentBastard Lord Vetinari]] attempts to {{invoke|d Trope}} this trope when he is shot in the leg. He [[SubvertedTrope fails]].



* In the Chris Ryan novel "The Increment", Ryan describes a tactic supposedly used by UK forces in Northern Ireland (and by the SAS's elite assassination squad, "the Increment", when killing a Bosnian war criminal in the novel) called a "fight-back", in a suspect is assasinated in cold blood, but in such a way as to make it seem like they resisted capture and had to be killed. This involved not only barring any "clean" shots to the suspect's heart, with them having to be allowed to bleed to death from leg wounds and chest wounds (averting the trope), but also requires the "clipping" of an Increment team member with a deliberate flesh wound to the calf by his own side after the mission, in order to make it appear that the suspect fired back and resisted (perhaps playing the trope straight, though given Ryan's military background, this may be Truth in Fiction for all we know)

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* In the Chris Ryan novel "The Increment", ''The Increment'', Ryan describes a tactic supposedly used by UK forces in Northern Ireland (and by the SAS's elite assassination squad, "the Increment", when killing a Bosnian war criminal in the novel) called a "fight-back", in a suspect is assasinated in cold blood, but in such a way as to make it seem like they resisted capture and had to be killed. This involved not only barring any "clean" shots to the suspect's heart, with them having to be allowed to bleed to death from leg wounds and chest wounds (averting the trope), but also requires the "clipping" of an Increment team member with a deliberate flesh wound to the calf by his own side after the mission, in order to make it appear that the suspect fired back and resisted (perhaps playing the trope straight, though given Ryan's military background, this may be Truth in Fiction for all we know)
15th Jun '18 1:49:38 PM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderExAid'' is a medical drama (besides other things), so it downplays the effects, but still leaves in enough to provide drama:
** Taiga is badly injured in a fight towards the end of the main story. He passes out from shock soon afterwards, has a life saving operation and can't fight for about two episodes. Then he is as good as new.
** The second part of the sequel movie trilogy ''Another Ending'' has Emu shot through the shoulder. This leaves him bed ridden for the second part and he is still incapable of fighting in the third part.
31st May '18 5:19:01 PM JamesAustin
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* Taken to absurd heights in the 1994 film ''Gunmen'' where the running gag between the StrangeBedfellows will have one trying to convince the other on a course of action, the other refusing, and the first shooting him in the arm or leg and tossing him the first aid kit, then demanding he "try and keep up".

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* Taken to absurd heights in the 1994 film ''Gunmen'' where the running gag between the StrangeBedfellows {{Enemy Mine}}s will have one trying to convince the other on a course of action, the other refusing, and the first shooting him in the arm or leg and tossing him the first aid kit, then demanding he "try and keep up".
30th May '18 3:53:52 AM TargetOnMyBack
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* In the Magician episode of Another Case of Milton Jones, a rival magician shoots at our hero. Milton assures his girlfriend that he can catch the bullet... in his shoulder. "Ow", he adds.
6th May '18 3:57:33 AM JackG
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** Averted in the training sequence of the anime's first episode. Henrietta is told to just aim for the center of mass, because at close range, hitting the target anywhere will stop them dead.
6th May '18 3:42:09 AM JackG
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* The titler cyborg assassins in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' are for all practical purposes MadeOfIron. During gunfights they tend to keep their arms up high to protect their eyes (the only weak spot). We've seen several of them shrug off multiple shots in the arms, Rico a shot in the neck and seen Triela stand up after taking a bullet in the gut. The mooks they fight go down pretty realistically. [[spoiler:Triela ends up dying due to bleeding out from a gunshot wound]].

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* The titler eponymous cyborg assassins in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' are for all practical purposes MadeOfIron. During gunfights they tend to keep their arms up high to protect their eyes (the only weak spot). We've seen several of them shrug off multiple shots in the arms, Rico a shot in the neck and seen Triela stand up after taking a bullet in the gut. The mooks they fight go down pretty realistically. [[spoiler:Triela ends up dying due to bleeding out from a gunshot wound]].


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** Triela's handler Hilshire decides he doesn't have the moral right to expose her to danger, and tries to carry out a hit without her. He's wounded in the process and tries to brush it off as 'just a scratch'. Triela is ''furious'' because she's been conditioned to protect her handler at all costs, and views this as a [[MoreThanMindControl betrayal of their trust]].
12th Apr '18 3:46:54 PM bwburke94
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* During one of the court phases (either the first or second) of 'Rise from the Ashes' on ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', the prosecution deals what seems to be a crushing blow to the defense's case, after which Ema will quip, "It's merely a flesh wound!" Naturally, it gets better. Later during the same round and after another seemingly crippling point is made, she says it again, with Phoenix even saying, "You just said that!" Again, you pull through even though these points could probably have brought the case down.

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* During one of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
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the court phases (either the first or second) bonus fifth case of 'Rise from the Ashes' on ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', the prosecution deals what seems to be a crushing blow to the defense's case, after which Ema will quip, "It's merely a flesh wound!" Naturally, it gets better. Later during the same round and Later, after another seemingly crippling point is made, she says it again, with Phoenix even saying, replying: "You just said that!" Again, you pull through even though these points could probably have brought the case down.that!"



** A more literal example can be seen with Franziska von Karma in 2-4. During the case she's [[spoiler: shot in the shoulder. After several hours in the hospital she seems completely fine, and is even swinging around her signature whip as if nothing had ever happened.]]
** Then in AAI we have Lang in case 5 who [[spoiler: takes a bullet to the leg, and then seems to completely forget about it after removing Shih-na from the scene]]

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** A more literal example can be seen with Franziska von Karma in 2-4.the final case of ''Justice for All''. During the case she's [[spoiler: shot in the shoulder. After several hours in the hospital she seems completely fine, and is even swinging around her signature whip as if nothing had ever happened.]]
** Then in AAI we have Lang in case 5 who [[spoiler: takes a bullet to the leg, and then seems to completely forget about it after removing Shih-na from the scene]]
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8th Apr '18 9:53:48 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in the ''Film/MadMax'' films. The director, George Miller, was a practicing emergency medicine doctor and made sure the wounds that Max received were treated realistically. Example: he gets shot in the leg near the end of the first movie, and for the rest of the series he walks with a noticeable limp and a highly visible brace to keep the leg from collapsing.

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* Averted in the ''Film/MadMax'' films. The director, George Miller, was a practicing emergency medicine doctor and made sure the wounds that Max received were treated realistically. Example: he gets shot in the leg near the end of the [[Film/MadMax1 first movie, movie]], and for the rest of the series he walks with a noticeable limp and a highly visible brace to keep the leg from collapsing.
26th Mar '18 5:56:47 PM Snet1939
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': "The bullet went right through and killed nothing but his appetite."
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