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10th Feb '16 10:29:35 AM the.Mtn.Man
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*** Played ludicrously straight in "The End of Time" when the Doctor jumps from a spaceship, falls approximately half a mile, crashes through a large skylight, lands hard on a marble floor, and sustains only minor injuries.
31st Jan '16 7:26:43 AM Rebu
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', when Gamora's pod get blown into pieces by a Necrocraft, she doesn't go the way of a RedShirt. Instead she floats in space, unharmed, slowly freezing to death. Cue a BigDamnHeroes moment for Quill.
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', when Gamora's pod get blown into pieces by a Necrocraft, she doesn't go the way of a RedShirt. Instead she floats in space, unharmed, slowly freezing to death. [[note]]She was shot by her sister Nebula, who both hated her ''and'' wanted an item she was holding. She got a 2-for-1 deal![[/note]] Cue a BigDamnHeroes moment for Quill.
29th Jan '16 7:25:52 PM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/ThePiratesCoveredInFur'' shows the main heroes going through grim situations that would (and ''did'') kill off any regular, minor characters. Yet they manage to get through it all with only a couple scratches or bullet wounds. [[spoiler:The last third of the story subverts this ''hard'', and the main characters start dying fast]].
29th Jan '16 9:26:39 AM Peteman
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"Averting Hard" is considered word cruft.
* ''Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits'' averts this ''hard''. The people watching make fun of an enemy who, falling off a building, continues to fire his gun into the window: but it transpires that [[spoiler:even firing at random, he actually hit and killed Armando]].
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* ''Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits'' averts this ''hard''.this. The people watching make fun of an enemy who, falling off a building, continues to fire his gun into the window: but it transpires that [[spoiler:even firing at random, he actually hit and killed Armando]].
29th Jan '16 9:20:04 AM cookiefonster
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'''VRISKA:''' [[spoiler:He's still got some "plot armor" or some shit.]]\\
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'''VRISKA:''' [[spoiler:He's He's still got some "plot armor" or some shit.]]\\\\
24th Jan '16 5:45:38 PM hyphz
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* ''Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits'' averts this ''hard''. The people watching make fun of an enemy who, falling off a building, continues to fire his gun into the window: but it transpires that [[spoiler:even firing at random, he actually hit and killed Armando]].
22nd Jan '16 5:45:15 PM Prometheus117
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* No one dies in ''Manga/FairyTail''. Jellal gets hit by the biggest and baddest spell in the setting and survives without a scratch (this would've been a spoiler, but it's too obvious considering that this page is about plot armor), all four of the main characters go through at least one near-death experience per arc and survive, 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 canīt 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.]]
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* No one Nobody important to the plot dies in ''Manga/FairyTail''. ''Manga/FairyTail'', though recent arcs (Tartaros and Albareth) [[DarkierAndEdgier started to change that]]. [[ItWasHisSled Jellal gets hit by the biggest and baddest spell in the setting and survives without a scratch (this would've been a spoiler, but it's too obvious considering that this page is about plot armor), scratch]], all four of the main characters go through at least one near-death experience per arc and survive, 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 canīt can't even put the main characters' down for a minute. And again at the end of the Tenrou Island arc, [[spoiler: all [[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.]]]]
10th Jan '16 3:33:01 PM comicwriter
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* The concept is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' when Arcade mentions that he was unable to capture the ComicBook/YoungAvengers and the [[Comicbook/XMen students of the Jean Grey School]] because they were too well protected. In real life, those groups have their own popular titles, while the teens in ''Arena'' are all either entirely new characters, or from cancelled books like ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} The Runaways]]''.\\\ A literal example came when it was announced that ComicBook/{{X 23}} would not only survive the events of the book, but also appear in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''. So not surprisingly, the only confirmed survivor of the AnyoneCanDie story is the one tied to a popular franchise like the Franchise/XMen...
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* The concept is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' when Arcade mentions that he was unable to capture the ComicBook/YoungAvengers and the [[Comicbook/XMen students of the Jean Grey School]] because they were too well protected. In real life, those groups have their own popular titles, while the teens in ''Arena'' are all either entirely new characters, or from cancelled books like ''ComicBook/AvengersAcademy'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} The Runaways]]''.\\\ Runaways]]''. ** A literal example came when it was announced that ComicBook/{{X 23}} would not only survive the events of the book, but also appear in ''ComicBook/AllNewXMen''. So not surprisingly, the only confirmed survivor of person absolutely guaranteed to survive the supposed AnyoneCanDie story is was the one tied to a popular franchise like the Franchise/XMen...Franchise/XMen... * An explicit plot point of ''Comicbook/ContestOfChampions''. The Collector and the Maestro don't want to bring down the collective wrath of the entire MarvelUniverse, so most of the combatants they kidnap for the tournament are obscure heroes who won't be missed. When they do kidnap a well-known hero like Comicbook/IronMan or [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Gamora]], they only keep them around briefly before wiping their memories and sending them back home.
30th Dec '15 1:07:39 AM roothorick
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Formatting fixup (the hell was that?)
* Any video game with a save or continue system. Enemy dies, plot moves on. Player dies, [[ButThouMust plot resets until the enemy dies.]] No matter how many times you should've died, canonically you always live through everything. In the case of both ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', this is explained. In the former, the player has his/her soul bound to a place called nexus and as such, is transported there at every death. In the latter, the player is an undead, which in the game's mythos means "being unable to stay dead, even defying time if needed be, for as long as it has a goal".\\ \\ ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' not only plays with the trope, but directly calls you out on it. Several characters know that while the playable KidHero ''can'' die, the kid's [[ArcWords determination]] allows them to go back in time and reset the timeline over and over until they overcome the obstacle they face, which is similar to how a player keeps reloading their save file whenever they lose so that they can keep trying until they win. [[spoiler: The main antagonist also has the ability to load and save during their FinalBoss fight, allowing them to screw you over indefinitely until [[BigDamnHeroes a third party steps in to prevent the antagonist from reloading their save file.]]]]
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* Any video game with a save or continue system. Enemy dies, plot moves on. Player dies, [[ButThouMust plot resets until the enemy dies.]] No matter how many times you should've died, canonically you always live through everything. In the case of both ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', this is explained. In the former, the player has his/her soul bound to a place called nexus and as such, is transported there at every death. In the latter, the player is an undead, which in the game's mythos means "being unable to stay dead, even defying time if needed be, for as long as it has a goal".\\ \\ goal". * ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' not only plays with the trope, but directly calls you out on it. Several characters know that while the playable KidHero ''can'' die, the kid's [[ArcWords determination]] allows them to go back in time and reset the timeline over and over until they overcome the obstacle they face, which is similar to how a player keeps reloading their save file whenever they lose so that they can keep trying until they win. [[spoiler: The main antagonist also has the ability to load and save during their FinalBoss fight, allowing them to screw you over indefinitely until [[BigDamnHeroes a third party steps in to prevent the antagonist from reloading their save file.]]]]
29th Dec '15 5:31:26 AM Anddrix
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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, has beaten every archvillain she has faced, including SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Mandarin, Comicbook/{{MODOK}}, and ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}''. This is impressive considering her superpower is the ability to communicate with squirrels.
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* ComicBook/SquirrelGirl, from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, has beaten every archvillain she has faced, including SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom, Doctor Doom, Mandarin, Comicbook/{{MODOK}}, and ''Comicbook/{{Thanos}}''. This is impressive considering her superpower is the ability to communicate with squirrels.
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