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27th Jan '18 6:22:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[MGS2Ending endgame]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', [[spoiler:Ocelot disables the electromagnetic force field that protects Fortune from gunfire, and shoots her straight through the heart... which doesn't seem to faze her at all, because as Ocelot remembers afterwards, her heart is on the right. Of course, she still dies from the gaping hole in her chest some minutes later, but not before figuratively flipping him the bird]].

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* In the [[MGS2Ending [[Synopsis/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty endgame]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', [[spoiler:Ocelot disables the electromagnetic force field that protects Fortune from gunfire, and shoots her straight through the heart... which doesn't seem to faze her at all, because as Ocelot remembers afterwards, her heart is on the right. Of course, she still dies from the gaping hole in her chest some minutes later, but not before figuratively flipping him the bird]].
17th Jan '18 2:00:11 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': Cu Chulainn impales Ruby Rose with his spear Gae Bolg, and was skilled enough to deliberately miss all her organs.

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Cu Chulainn impales Ruby Rose with his spear Gae Bolg, and was skilled enough to deliberately miss all her organs.organs.
** When Mordred impales Edmond Dantes, she says she made sure to miss all his organs, which is amazing considering how large her sword Clarent is.
12th Jan '18 11:00:59 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FatesCollide'': Cu Chulainn impales Ruby Rose with his spear Gae Bolg, and was skilled enough to deliberately miss all her organs.



** "A Private Little War". Spock is shot but survives because his heart is where is liver would be if he were fully human.

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** "A Private Little War". Spock is shot but survives because his heart is where is his liver would be if he were fully human.


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*.Variation in ''Series/{{Hercules}}''. Hercules is challenged to shoot the Ceryneian Hind with an arrow, but it is a sacred animal and to spill its blood is an offense punishable by the gods. Hercules proves skilled enough to shoot it without hitting any blood vessels, so it doesn't bleed.
23rd Dec '17 2:13:48 PM xelldx
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* Ani Toguro of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' could rearrange the organs in his body at will, theoretically making it impossible to strike a fatal blow to him. Kuwabara just finds a way to hit every single point on his body simultaneously. [[spoiler:That is enough to stun Toguro, yet still winds up being nonfatal.]]

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* Ani Toguro of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' could rearrange the organs in his body at will, theoretically making it impossible to strike a fatal blow to him. Kuwabara just finds a way to hit every single point on his body simultaneously. [[spoiler:That is enough to stun Toguro, yet still winds up being nonfatal. However this backfires on Toguro in the next arc as Kurama feeds him to a demonic tree.]]
5th Dec '17 2:27:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Happens occasionally with Professor X's wheelchair/hoverchair in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.

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* Happens occasionally with Professor X's wheelchair/hoverchair in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.''ComicBook/XMen''.
25th Nov '17 2:05:44 PM StFan
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* In one Story Corps piece, a man [[http://storycorps.org/listen/lendall-hill-lori-fitzgerald/ tells the story of his father's wooden leg]] and different potentially-dangerous scenarios where he avoided pain because of his leg.

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* In one Story Corps [=StoryCorps=] piece, a man [[http://storycorps.org/listen/lendall-hill-lori-fitzgerald/ tells the story of his father's wooden leg]] and different potentially-dangerous scenarios where he avoided pain because of his leg.
25th Nov '17 2:02:32 PM StFan
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* During the Unification War, Mal Reynolds of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' had a certain cluster of nerves moved due to getting torn up by a piece of shrapnel. As a result, during the Big Damn Movie ''{{Film/Serenity}}'', the nerve strike that the Operative uses to paralyze people and set them up for being killed with his sword doesn't work on him.

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* During the Unification War, Mal Reynolds of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' had a certain cluster of nerves moved due to getting torn up by a piece of shrapnel. As a result, during the Big Damn Movie ''{{Film/Serenity}}'', ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', the nerve strike that the Operative uses to paralyze people and set them up for being killed with his sword doesn't work on him.



* The MadScientist du jour in ''Literature/JasonXPlanetOfTheBeast'' gets his artificial arm ripped off, though this trope is averted in the proceeding book, ''Literature/JasonXDeathMoon'', where the latest Mad Scientist is stabbed in his fake eye, but Jason just drives the blade in deeper and deeper until it reaches the guy's brain.

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* The MadScientist du jour in ''Literature/JasonXPlanetOfTheBeast'' ''Film/JasonX: Planet of the Beast'' gets his artificial arm ripped off, though this trope is averted in the proceeding book, ''Literature/JasonXDeathMoon'', ''Film/JasonX: Death Moon'', where the latest Mad Scientist is stabbed in his fake eye, but Jason just drives the blade in deeper and deeper until it reaches the guy's brain.



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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5th edition, the Warshaper is a PrestigeClass open to shapeshifters. One of the first powers gained is "Morphic Immunities", which allows them to redistribute vital organs whenever in a different form than their own, gaining immunity to critical hits.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 3.5th edition, the Warshaper is a PrestigeClass open to shapeshifters. One of the first powers gained is "Morphic Immunities", which allows them to redistribute vital organs whenever in a different form than their own, gaining immunity to stunning and critical hits.



* In the [[{{MGS2 Ending}} endgame]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', [[spoiler:Ocelot disables the electromagnetic force field that protects Fortune from gunfire, and shoots her straight through the heart... which doesn't seem to faze her at all, because as Ocelot remembers afterwards, her heart is on the right. Of course, she still dies from the gaping hole in her chest some minutes later, but not before figuratively flipping him the bird]].

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* In the [[{{MGS2 Ending}} [[MGS2Ending endgame]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', [[spoiler:Ocelot disables the electromagnetic force field that protects Fortune from gunfire, and shoots her straight through the heart... which doesn't seem to faze her at all, because as Ocelot remembers afterwards, her heart is on the right. Of course, she still dies from the gaping hole in her chest some minutes later, but not before figuratively flipping him the bird]].



* There is a [[StockLateralThinkingPuzzle lateral thinking puzzle]] about a man who 'lived because his brother nearly died' which when solved is revealed to be a man stabbed who managed to survive due to an organ dodge; having donated his kidney to his brother earlier when his brother was sick.

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* There is a [[StockLateralThinkingPuzzle lateral thinking puzzle]] about a man who 'lived "lived because his brother nearly died' died" which when solved is revealed to be a man stabbed who managed to survive due to an organ dodge; having donated his kidney to his brother earlier when his brother was sick.



* In one StoryCorps piece, a man [[http://storycorps.org/listen/lendall-hill-lori-fitzgerald/ tells the story of his father's wooden leg]] and different potentially-dangerous scenarios where he avoided pain because of his leg.

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* In one StoryCorps Story Corps piece, a man [[http://storycorps.org/listen/lendall-hill-lori-fitzgerald/ tells the story of his father's wooden leg]] and different potentially-dangerous scenarios where he avoided pain because of his leg.
1st Aug '17 1:35:25 AM ultimomant
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* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'''s Shiki does this with her arm

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* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'''s Shiki does this with her armarm.
* In ''Manga/HolyCorpseRising'', Ezelvald shoots Cybelle with a magic arrow right through where her heart would be. It is painful and a WoundThatWillNotHeal, but Cybelle reveals she doesn't have a heart, so it fails to incapacitate her.
21st Jul '17 5:26:27 AM MarqFJA
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Where a character gets stabbed or shot - usually in the kidney - and it should be fatal. Only it isn't, because they donated that kidney. Or they have dextrocardia. Or that limb was actually prosthetic. Usually given as justification for OnlyAFleshWound, but sometimes the central conceit around which a climax - or entire plot - is built. Usually used as an ironic counterpoint to the original injury. This is all but guaranteed to happen to people cheated out of organs earlier in the plot, because it's a good way of suggesting ambiguity - after all, if they still had that kidney they were tricked into donating, they'd be dead now.

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Where a character gets stabbed or shot - usually in the kidney - and it should be fatal. Only it isn't, because they donated that kidney. Or they have dextrocardia. [[BizarreHumanBiology dextrocardia]]. Or that limb was actually prosthetic. [[ArtificialLimbs prosthetic]]. Or they only '''look''' human when [[HumanOutsideAlienInside their insides are decidedly not]]. Hell, even if they're not humanoid, the placement of certain organs (e.g. brain and heart) is practically universal among real-life non-microscopic animals that possess, so [[BizarreAlienBiology an alien having their brain in their foot rather than their head]] would be completely unexpected, to the misfortune of anyone who tries [[BoomHeadshot kill them by headshot]].

Usually given as justification for OnlyAFleshWound, but sometimes the central conceit around which a climax - or entire plot - is built. Usually used as an ironic counterpoint to the original injury. This is all but guaranteed to happen to people cheated out of organs earlier in the plot, because it's a good way of suggesting ambiguity - after all, if they still had that kidney they were tricked into donating, they'd be dead now.
9th Mar '17 5:23:15 PM Sharlee
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* In "Appetite For Murder", a short story from ''[[Literature/{{Nightside}} Tales From The Nightside]]'', a magically-enhanced SerialKiller attempts to use his SuperStrength to rip open the buxom chest of Ms. Fate, the Nightside's resident superheroine. As the killer in question hadn't realized just ''how'' unexpected Ms. Fate's SecretIdentity is, he's befuddled to find that he's merely torn off one of the WholesomeCrossdresser crime-fighter's falsies.
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