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12th Aug '17 3:49:17 PM nombretomado
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* {{Spenser}} averts this left and right when it comes to bullet wounds. Pretty much anyone who is shot is either dead or going to need a hospital immediately, even for wounds that would, by this trope, be thought relatively minor. The only time it's played at all straight is in ''Pastime'', where he takes a bullet to the calf, and walks around on it for almost a day, but it's a small caliber that was fired from a long distance away, and may have passed through something that slowed it down, not to mention he is on the run in a heavily wooded area during this time. As it is, the wound becomes infected and he passes out from the fever just after he reaches a highway, where he is taken to a hospital that he needs to stay in for several days for both the wound ''and'' the infection.

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* {{Spenser}} Literature/{{Spenser}} averts this left and right when it comes to bullet wounds. Pretty much anyone who is shot is either dead or going to need a hospital immediately, even for wounds that would, by this trope, be thought relatively minor. The only time it's played at all straight is in ''Pastime'', where he takes a bullet to the calf, and walks around on it for almost a day, but it's a small caliber that was fired from a long distance away, and may have passed through something that slowed it down, not to mention he is on the run in a heavily wooded area during this time. As it is, the wound becomes infected and he passes out from the fever just after he reaches a highway, where he is taken to a hospital that he needs to stay in for several days for both the wound ''and'' the infection.
10th Aug '17 7:47:53 PM WhattheHelvetica3
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** Happens to [=McQueen=] in WesternAnimation/Cars3 when he crashes violently in the Los Angeles 500 as a result pushing himself too hard. But after a 4 month recovery, he thankfully appears to not have any lasting injuries.

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** Happens to Lightning [=McQueen=] in WesternAnimation/Cars3 ''WesternAnimation/Cars3'' when he crashes violently in the Los Angeles 500 as a result of pushing himself too hard. But after a 4 month recovery, months recovering in Radiator Springs, he thankfully appears to not have any lasting injuries.
26th Jul '17 6:11:10 PM WhattheHelvetica3
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** Happens to [=McQueen=] in WesternAnimation/Cars3 when he crashes violently in the Los Angeles 500 as a result pushing himself too hard.

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** Happens to [=McQueen=] in WesternAnimation/Cars3 when he crashes violently in the Los Angeles 500 as a result pushing himself too hard. But after a 4 month recovery, he thankfully appears to not have any lasting injuries.
26th Jul '17 6:08:49 PM WhattheHelvetica3
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26th Jul '17 6:08:46 PM WhattheHelvetica3
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** Happens to [=McQueen=] in WesternAnimation/Cars3 when he crashes violently in the Los Angeles 500 as a result pushing himself too hard.
22nd Jul '17 5:58:43 AM AtticusOmundson
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* Averted for the most part in ''Film/RideAlong''. When Ben accidentally shoots J in the shoulder while attempting to get information out of him, J realistically whimpers and cries before eventually spilling the information. Later, when Ben gets shot in the ankle during a shoot-out, he doesn't feel it for a few minutes due to the excessive adrenaline in his system. Once the adrenaline wears off, he subsequently reacts accordingly.
14th Jul '17 5:27:44 AM TomSFox
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Insofar as this trope has any truth to it at all, it comes from the fact that the largest muscle pads on the human body -- about the only type of tissue which can take a wound of impressive visual nastiness that isn't necessarily incapacitating or life-threatening -- are in the thighs and the outside (''not'' the center) of the shoulder. The ''[[ShotInTheAss gluteus maximi]]'' also suffice, but that particular target zone is often felt to [[{{AmusingInjuries}} lack dramatic gravitas]]. This is despite it being a relatively common wound among retired soldiers -- because of its size, and because getting hit there is (''comparatively'') less lethal. Hitting someone on the other side of their body, in the groin, on the other hand, pretty much guarantees they will bleed out very quickly.

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Insofar as this trope has any truth to it at all, it comes from the fact that the largest muscle pads on the human body -- about the only type of tissue which can take a wound of impressive visual nastiness that isn't necessarily incapacitating or life-threatening -- are in the thighs and the outside (''not'' the center) of the shoulder. The ''[[ShotInTheAss gluteus maximi]]'' maximus]]'' also suffice, but that particular target zone is often felt to [[{{AmusingInjuries}} lack dramatic gravitas]]. This is despite it being a relatively common wound among retired soldiers -- because of its size, and because getting hit there is (''comparatively'') less lethal. Hitting someone on the other side of their body, in the groin, on the other hand, pretty much guarantees they will bleed out very quickly.
30th Jun '17 8:27:50 PM comicwriter
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* Discussed and subverted in Creator/GarthEnnis' ''Comicbook/ThePunisher: War Zone'' mini-series. The villain, Tim, is injured during a gunfight with the Punisher, and has to retreat. He mentions that Creator/BruceWillis movies make non-fatal gunshot wounds look like minor inconveniences, when in reality, the pain from getting shot anywhere is often debilitating.
29th Jun '17 3:23:38 PM Prometheus117
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** In the series pilot, Michael finally deals with an annoying drug pusher by ambushing him and shooting him in the leg. He hands him some bandages and says if he binds the wound and calls an ambulance ''immediately'', he stands a good chance of survival. The pusher is writhing on the floor in pain and obviously is unable to do much of anything but comply. He's fine the next time we see him, a month or two later.

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** In the series pilot, Michael finally deals with an annoying drug pusher by ambushing him and shooting him in the leg. He hands him some bandages and says if he binds the wound and calls an ambulance ''immediately'', he stands a good chance of survival. The pusher is writhing on the floor in pain and obviously is unable to do much of anything but comply. He's fine the next time we see him, a month or two later.later, where he runs headlong into this trope again from taking four shots from assault rifles through his upper body and surviving, though it's noted he would have died had Michael not been there to get him to the hospital and he's out of commission in that hospital for the rest of the episode.
29th Jun '17 2:29:35 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Series/BurnNotice'':

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* ''Series/BurnNotice'':''Series/BurnNotice'' tends to play with this. If someone gets shot, they'll clearly be suffering pain and be incapacitated in some manner, and even episodes later they can still be suffering from the injuries. That said, rarely are said wounds fatal, if only because they received proper medical care.



** During one of the season 4 episodes Jesse is forced to [[spoiler: shoot a guard who had Michael in a death grip and in the process it hits Michael in the shoulder.]] [[spoiler: Michael]] realistically bleeds out within a few minutes and loses consciousness and later on takes several weeks to heal from the wound in a hospital.

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** At one point during Season 3, Fiona's brother Sean takes at least two shots from a rifle in his upper body. He's reduced to unconsciousness when we see Sam and Madeline trying to staunch the bleeding and remove the bullets (having told them not to get him to the hospital since it would take too much time to save Fi). By the end of the episode he's conscious again, but still clearly in pain and struggling to even prop himself up on his elbows and several cushions. Fi herself gets clipped in the arm at the end of the episode and requires stitches, and even in the next episode it's still affecting her to an extent that she can't serve her usual role as muscle.
** During one of the season 4 episodes Jesse is forced to [[spoiler: shoot a guard who had Michael in a death grip and in the process it hits Michael in the shoulder.]] [[spoiler: Michael]] realistically bleeds out within a few minutes and loses consciousness and later on takes several weeks to heal from the wound in a hospital. Even then, he's still suffering from it when he finally gets discharged.
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