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11th Sep '16 5:47:08 PM Malady
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* The MadScientist du jour in ''JasonXPlanetOfTheBeast'' gets his artificial arm ripped off, though this trope is averted in the proceeding book, ''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.
* In Steve Harriman's thriller novel ''Sleeper'', the escaped monster tears off government bureaucrat Ed Jeffers' arm, and succeeds, as the arm is a prosthetic that he wears to cover up a birth defect(a small, only partially formed arm) caused by Thalidomide.

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* The MadScientist du jour in ''JasonXPlanetOfTheBeast'' ''Literature/JasonXPlanetOfTheBeast'' gets his artificial arm ripped off, though this trope is averted in the proceeding book, ''JasonXDeathMoon'', ''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.
* In Steve Harriman's thriller novel ''Sleeper'', ''Literature/{{Sleeper}}'', the escaped monster tears off government bureaucrat Ed Jeffers' arm, and succeeds, as the arm is a prosthetic that he wears to cover up a birth defect(a small, only partially formed arm) caused by Thalidomide.



* InvokedTrope in the ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' sourcebook ''Cyberscape'' with the cybernetic implant Organ Remapping. This implant "is an extensive set of minor cybernetic devices that relocate a recipientís internal organs and addsafety valves, cutoffs, back-ups, and alternatives to many of the more critical and fragile organic systems." In game, it increases the recipient's massive damage threshold, and gives him/her an increased save bonus against massive damage (that is to say, an increased probability to survive extremely damaging attacks).

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* InvokedTrope in the ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' sourcebook ''Cyberscape'' with the cybernetic implant Organ Remapping. This implant "is an extensive set of minor cybernetic devices that relocate a recipientís internal organs and addsafety adds safety valves, cutoffs, back-ups, and alternatives to many of the more critical and fragile organic systems." In game, it increases the recipient's massive damage threshold, and gives him/her an increased save bonus against massive damage (that is to say, an increased probability to survive extremely damaging attacks).



* 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]].
* In the first ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]'', Etherals have the highest hitpoint and armor value of all the non terror unit aliens. Their [[MonsterCompendium UFOPaedia entry]] after an [[AlienAutopsy autopsy]] reads [[spoiler: "The muscles are severely atrophied and the internal organs appear to be under-developed. The sensory organs, including the eyes, do not appear to function at all. The brain, however, is well developed and draws on a high proportion of the body's blood supply. It is a mystery as to how this creature can sustain itself without external support." They are that tough because they don't have many organs to damage.]]

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* 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]].
* In the first ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]'', Etherals Ethereals have the highest hitpoint and armor value of all the non terror unit aliens. Their [[MonsterCompendium UFOPaedia entry]] after an [[AlienAutopsy autopsy]] reads [[spoiler: "The muscles are severely atrophied and the internal organs appear to be under-developed. The sensory organs, including the eyes, do not appear to function at all. The brain, however, is well developed and draws on a high proportion of the body's blood supply. It is a mystery as to how this creature can sustain itself without external support." They are that tough because they don't have many organs to damage.]]



** for added fun combine the two above puzzles by having one brother donate a kidney to the other, then have the first life saved when he is stabbed but lacks a kidney and the other sacrifice himself to the primitives. Properly phrased this puzzle will take many hours to solve and drive even the most skilled puzzler crazy.

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** for For added fun fun, combine the two above puzzles by having one brother donate a kidney to the other, then have the first first's life saved when he is stabbed stabbed, but lacks a kidney kidney, and the other sacrifice sacrifices himself to the primitives. Properly phrased phrased, this puzzle will take many hours to solve and drive even the most skilled puzzler crazy.
11th Sep '16 4:36:47 PM MarqFJA
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Subtrope of DisabilityImmunity. Compare with ChekhovsSkill if the audience is told about the condition in advance.

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Subtrope of DisabilityImmunity.Overlaps with DisabilityImmunity in cases where the trope happens due to the original organ being missing. Compare with ChekhovsSkill if the audience is told about the condition in advance.
4th Sep '16 12:16:14 PM FF32
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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s "Expiration Date" short, the RED Scout accidentally throws a fork into the RED Demoman's left eye. However, that eye was already gone due to a childhood incident [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a wizard]], so Demo's only injury is a few tiny holes in his EyepatchOfPower.
9th Aug '16 10:04:00 AM Ripburger
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* In the first ''VideoGame/XCom'', Etherals have the highest hitpoint and armor value of all the non terror unit aliens. Their [[MonsterCompendium UFOPaedia entry]] after an [[AlienAutopsy autopsy]] reads [[spoiler: "The muscles are severely atrophied and the internal organs appear to be under-developed. The sensory organs, including the eyes, do not appear to function at all. The brain, however, is well developed and draws on a high proportion of the body's blood supply. It is a mystery as to how this creature can sustain itself without external support." They are that tough because they don't have many organs to damage.]]

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* In the first ''VideoGame/XCom'', ''[[VideoGame/XCOMUFODefense X-COM]]'', Etherals have the highest hitpoint and armor value of all the non terror unit aliens. Their [[MonsterCompendium UFOPaedia entry]] after an [[AlienAutopsy autopsy]] reads [[spoiler: "The muscles are severely atrophied and the internal organs appear to be under-developed. The sensory organs, including the eyes, do not appear to function at all. The brain, however, is well developed and draws on a high proportion of the body's blood supply. It is a mystery as to how this creature can sustain itself without external support." They are that tough because they don't have many organs to damage.]]
27th May '16 8:36:20 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'': Lancer's spear, Gae Bolg, will [[AlwaysAccurateAttack always pierce it's target's heart]]. Fortunately for Ben Tennyson, when Lancer tries to use it on him, he was in the form of NRG, a creature that does not have a heart.

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* ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'': Lancer's spear, Gae Bolg, will [[AlwaysAccurateAttack always pierce it's its target's heart]]. Fortunately for Ben Tennyson, when Lancer tries to use it on him, he was in the form of NRG, a creature that does not have a heart.
11th Feb '16 9:57:19 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/Ben10UltimateAlien'': Lancer's spear, Gae Bolg, will [[AlwaysAccurateAttack always pierce it's target's heart]]. Fortunately for Ben Tennyson, when Lancer tries to use it on him, he was in the form of NRG, a creature that does not have a heart.

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* ''Fanfic/Ben10UltimateAlien'': ''Fanfic/FateStayNightUltimateMaster'': Lancer's spear, Gae Bolg, will [[AlwaysAccurateAttack always pierce it's target's heart]]. Fortunately for Ben Tennyson, when Lancer tries to use it on him, he was in the form of NRG, a creature that does not have a heart.
11th Feb '16 9:56:32 PM ultimomant
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* ''Fanfic/Ben10UltimateAlien'': Lancer's spear, Gae Bolg, will [[AlwaysAccurateAttack always pierce it's target's heart]]. Fortunately for Ben Tennyson, when Lancer tries to use it on him, he was in the form of NRG, a creature that does not have a heart.
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26th Jan '16 4:38:56 AM Adept
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* [[DragonHalf Damuramu]] survives being stabbed in the head with his own energy blade, because his brain is that small - and he ''is'' the most stupid character in a show that handled out [[IdiotBall idiot balls]] to everyone!
* In one of Kazuki's fights in ''BusouRenkin'', he gets stabbed in the heart. But it doesn't do anything, because he had already been stabbed in the heart and had it replaced with a [[MineralMacGuffin Kakugane,]] which is now in his hand as his Busou Renkin.

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* [[DragonHalf Damuramu]] ''Manga/DragonHal'': Damuramu survives being stabbed in the head with his own energy blade, because his brain is that small - and he ''is'' the most stupid character in a show that handled out [[IdiotBall idiot balls]] to everyone!
* In one of Kazuki's fights in ''BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', he gets stabbed in the heart. But it doesn't do anything, because he had already been stabbed in the heart and had it replaced with a [[MineralMacGuffin Kakugane,]] which is now in his hand as his Busou Renkin.
23rd Aug '15 9:23:31 PM Austin
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** Also PlayedWith: [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Mystique]] once managed to move her organs around in order to survive an attack that should have been lethal.

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** Also PlayedWith: [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Mystique]] ComicBook/{{Mystique}} once managed to move her organs around in order to survive an attack that should have been lethal.
22nd Aug '15 6:01:08 PM nombretomado
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* Andrew Waltfeld does the prosthetic limb version in ''{{Gundam Seed Destiny}}'', blocking a knife with his arm and then revealing the [[ArmCannon gun hidden underneath]] to finish off the attacker. The damage from the knife doesn't appear to do more than cosmetic damage to the prosthetic either.

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* Andrew Waltfeld does the prosthetic limb version in ''{{Gundam Seed Destiny}}'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', blocking a knife with his arm and then revealing the [[ArmCannon gun hidden underneath]] to finish off the attacker. The damage from the knife doesn't appear to do more than cosmetic damage to the prosthetic either.
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