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22nd Jul '16 5:26:11 AM HanDuplo
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* ''Series/{{GameofThrones}}'':

** Famously avoids this trope by regularly killing off main characters in an almost offhand way, until Season 6 at least when [[spoiler: suddenly Arya becomes impossible to kill, even when pro-assassin the waif stabs her in the gut, and don't even get us started on Jon Snow]]
14th Jul '16 2:41:23 PM LISBOAH
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* Nobody important to the plot dies in ''Manga/FairyTail'', though recent arcs (Tartaros and Albareth) [[DarkerAndEdgier started to change that]]. [[ItWasHisSled Jellal gets hit by the biggest and baddest spell in the setting and survives without a scratch]], all four of the main characters go through at least one near-death experience per arc and survive ([[spoiler:Lucy]] did really die once, [[spoiler:but it was her [[BadFuture future self]] saving her present self from death]]), and even [[spoiler:Lisana]] who dies before the story starts, [[spoiler:ends up in Edolas rather than Heaven]]. Powerful spells that previously showed to almost obliterate anyone can't even put the main characters' down for a minute. And again at the end of the Tenrou Island arc, [[spoiler:all of us thought the main characters died after getting blasted by Acnologia's attack. Seven years later, and we find out Mavis Vermillion, the first guild master of Fairy Tail, converted them into magic.]]
** This gets ridiculous in the Albareth Empire Arc when they face the power of the [[BadassCrew Spriggan 12, who are all at least as powerful as the strongest wizard in Ishgar]]. [[spoiler: No matter how powerful their foes are, Fairy Tail manages to survive and emerge victorious, even if it is pretty clear who had the upper hand. The most notorious moment is when Gajeel is pulled to the Underworld and somehow manages to return to the world of the living (him only and not the guy that pulled him), because a wizard used a spell that reshaped Fiore (but only Fiore).]]

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* Nobody important to the plot dies in ''Manga/FairyTail'', though recent arcs (Tartaros and Albareth) [[DarkerAndEdgier started to change that]]. [[ItWasHisSled Jellal gets hit by the biggest and baddest spell in the setting and survives without a scratch]], all four of the main characters go through at least one near-death experience per arc and survive ([[spoiler:Lucy]] did really die once, [[spoiler:but it was her [[BadFuture future self]] saving her present self from death]]), and even [[spoiler:Lisana]] who dies before the story starts, [[spoiler:ends up in Edolas rather than Heaven]]. Powerful spells People and attacks that previously showed to almost obliterate anyone can't have defeated countless people till then can´t even put the main characters' down for a minute.protagonists unconscious. And again at the end of the Tenrou Island arc, [[spoiler:all of us thought the main characters died after getting blasted by Acnologia's attack. Seven years later, and we find out Mavis Vermillion, the first guild master of Fairy Tail, converted them into magic.]]
** This gets ridiculous in the Albareth Alvarez Empire Arc when they face the power of the [[BadassCrew Spriggan 12, who are all at least as powerful as the strongest wizard in Ishgar]]. [[spoiler: No matter how powerful their foes are, Fairy Tail manages to survive and emerge victorious, even if it is pretty clear who had the upper hand. The most notorious moment is when Gajeel is pulled to the Underworld and somehow manages to return to the world of the living (him only and not the guy that pulled him), because a wizard used a spell that reshaped Fiore (but only Fiore).]] Later Mirajaine got her heart pierced, which should have killed anyone in seconds, and yet lives long enough to have her wound treated]]
9th Jul '16 8:18:21 PM SirSapphire
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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': The duel between Luke and Vader. Vader is not only one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy, he's the cyborg remnant of Anakin Skywalker, with some plot armor in his own right. Not only did he train as a Jedi for years, he's spent the last twenty hunting down remnants of the Jedi. The amount of time Luke has spent training under Yoda is debatable, but even the most high-end estimates put it at a few months. Vader should have mopped the floor with Luke (though he may have been simply toying with him before TheReveal).

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** ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'': The duel between Luke and Vader. Vader is not only one of the most powerful beings in the galaxy, he's the cyborg remnant of Anakin Skywalker, with some plot armor in his own right. Not only did he train as a Jedi for years, he's spent the last twenty hunting down remnants of the Jedi. The amount of time Luke has spent training under Yoda is debatable, but even the most high-end estimates put it at a few months. weeks. Vader should have mopped the floor with Luke (though he may have been simply toying with him before TheReveal).TheReveal).
*** ''Empire'' also has an explanation as to why the Stormtroopers ''still'' can't hit the heroes: In Luke's case they are under order to lure him to Vader, and the escaping rebels are similarly to be brought to him alive.
9th Jul '16 11:28:26 AM nombretomado
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* [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Destiny]] acts this way in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''. It is impossible for any character to die unless they have completed their destiny, unless their destiny actually ''involves'' dying. Although, many characters appear to retain this immunity even after completing their destiny by virtue of being [[EnsembleDarkhorse very popular with the fans...]]

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* [[BecauseDestinySaysSo Destiny]] acts this way in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. It is impossible for any character to die unless they have completed their destiny, unless their destiny actually ''involves'' dying. Although, many characters appear to retain this immunity even after completing their destiny by virtue of being [[EnsembleDarkhorse very popular with the fans...]]
29th Jun '16 7:39:01 AM LISBOAH
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** This gets ridiculous in the Albareth Empire Arc when they face the power of the [[BadassCrew Spriggan 12, who are all at least as powerful as the strongest wizard in Ishgar]]. [[spoiler: No matter how powerful their foes are, Fairy Tail manages to survive and emerge victorious, even if it is pretty clear who had the upper hand. The most notorious moment is when Gajeel is pulled to the Underworld and somehow manages to return to the world of the living (him only and not the guy that pulled him), because a wizard used a spell that reshaped Fiore (but only Fiore).]]
25th Jun '16 11:04:46 AM lavendermintrose
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* This trope is deconstructed in ''Anime/CodeGeass'' with Suzaku, [[spoiler:who [[DeathSeeker wants to die on the battlefield but doesn't, in part because Lelouch has geassed him to "LIVE"]]]], and played straight with Oghi and Villetta, to the point of them earning a KarmaHoudini HappyEnding. The ending of the series further deconstructs it due to the requirement [[spoiler:of a main character's death to fully conclude the entire story.]]
22nd Jun '16 11:21:40 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', the heroes always get their Pokemon back from Team Rocket, as does anyone they have befriended that episode (with all of one exception). Yet the organization seems to keep growing through the series, and even the trio were already much-feared criminals before they met Ash and Pikachu. How many trainers must have been less lucky?

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* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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heroes always get their Pokemon back from Team Rocket, as does anyone they have befriended that episode (with all of one exception). Yet the organization seems to keep growing through the series, and even the trio were already much-feared criminals before they met Ash and Pikachu. How many trainers must have been less lucky?
22nd Jun '16 8:20:29 PM Metallix
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** Ash Ketchum has survived countless Pikachu electrocutions, the combined might of an attack from both Mew and Mewtwo, a chandelier dropping on him, drowning, countless blunt force trauma incidents, Charizard's flame, freezing cold temperatures, etc etc etc... has the point been made yet?
30th May '16 2:25:23 PM bificommander
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* ''Series/Rome'' features an amusing self-reinforcing case: The two common soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who also happen to be big POV characters, have lived through ([[BeenThereShapedHistory or influenced]]) several important historical events. When they're brought before Caesar for a YouHaveFailedMe moment, Caesar spares them instead. Not out of kindness or gratitude, but because he doesn't want to anger whichever god is obviously favouring the pair. In effect, their old PlotArmor justifies even more PlotArmor.
30th May '16 2:23:15 PM bificommander
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* ''Series/Rome'' features an amusing self-reinforcing case: The two common soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who also happen to be big POV characters, have lived through ([[BeenThereShapedHistory or influenced]]) several important historical events. When they're brought before Caesar for a YouHaveFailedMe moment, Caesar spares them instead. Not out of kindness or gratitude, but because he doesn't want to anger whichever god is obviously favouring the pair. In effect, their old PlotArmor justifies even more PlotArmor.
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