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21st May '16 11:05:32 AM wusch
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* Hagrid in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has Plot armour throughout the whole series, because as stated by WordOfGod, Rowling knew that Hagrid would carry at the end of the 7th book from the very beginning.
14th May '16 11:48:38 AM greatpikminfan
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** Ascending to the God Tiers gives characters near-impenetrable in-story Plot Armor. They can only be killed in a manner that is either heroic or just, preventing meaningless deaths. Interestingly, the heroicness or justness of the deaths are decided by a clock, it is not clear if a single clock or one per character, but the important thing is that the clock simply exists within the universe of the story, meaning characters could conceivably go and mess with it to kill or save a particular God Tier. This is one interpretation of what happens to Vriska, as a TakeThat to the fans [[BrokenBase arguing back and forth on her villianousness or lack thereof]]. [[spoiler:Later, [[FaceHeelTurn Aranea]] shows that her [[OhCrap mind control works on the clock]].]]

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** Ascending to the God Tiers gives characters near-impenetrable in-story Plot Armor. They can only be killed in a manner that is either heroic or just, preventing meaningless deaths. Interestingly, the heroicness or justness of the deaths are decided by a clock, it is not clear if a single clock or one per character, but the important thing is that the clock simply exists within the universe of the story, meaning characters could conceivably go and mess with it to kill or save a particular God Tier. This is one interpretation of what happens to Vriska, as a TakeThat to the fans [[BrokenBase arguing back and forth on her villianousness or lack thereof]]. [[spoiler:Later, [[FaceHeelTurn [[spoiler:[[FaceHeelTurn Aranea]] shows that her [[OhCrap mind control works luck-based powers work on the clock]].]]clock, which aided in killing off some God Tiered characters, but the events of which were ret-conned later. Even the characters she killed ended up surviving to the end thanks to an alternate timeline]].
12th May '16 4:52:45 PM Helbinor
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** Justified in-universe. Amadeus Cho "did the math" and figured out that the only explanation for no one dying is that Banner/The Hulk must have been consciously preventing the numerous beatings from killing anyone.
5th May '16 3:38:57 AM NozzDogg
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* Everyone in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' has a ''bit'' of plot armour in the form of Story Points. The real question is ''how much''? If the character is a RedShirt, they might have a quarter of the points a hero or major character has. Player characters have the added advantage of [[RealityWarper manipulating the plot]], meaning they can get out of situations no NPC would have a chance of escaping.
4th May '16 4:56:41 PM BrendanRizzo
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* This trope is deconstructed in ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero''. In the first half, the heroes always survive the fights against the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Vertexes]] without a scratch on them, even after falling from heights that should have killed them. If the Vertex actually attacks one of them directly, their faery guardian will just block the attack harmlessly, so they still win without without too much difficulty even when the Vertexes start to avert ConservationOfNinjutsu. In the second half, however, once it's revealed that [[spoiler:they aren't recovering from the "temporary" injuries caused by the use of [[SuperMode Mankai]]]], Togo [[spoiler:attempts suicide]] ten times, and her faeries stop her without fail, even from things like [[spoiler:carbon monoxide poisoning]]. It turns out that [[spoiler:the girls are destined to fight the Vertexes over and over without end, and therefore cannot be killed. Since the use of their powers progressively and inevitably takes their bodily functions away until they're ultimately tetraplegic]], that is ''not'' a good thing.
4th May '16 8:16:03 AM Psi001
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** Their foes, Rufus and Amberley, are even more exaggeratively safeguarded, generally defeating their foes with barely any effort and usually being totally immune to even slapstick pain. Even cases the Urpneys offer a genuine threat and have them on the ropes, a DeusExMachina will quickly dumb it back down so the Noops still have victory just a couple easy steps within their grasp. Only a handful of episodes force the Noops to deal with a challenge based on their own competence, and even then it's difficult to say they don't have the story on their side.
29th Apr '16 9:15:24 PM lhee_ha
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* Nobody important to the plot dies in ''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]], 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.]]

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* Nobody important to the plot dies in ''Manga/FairyTail'', though recent arcs (Tartaros and Albareth) [[DarkierAndEdgier [[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.]]
13th Apr '16 2:39:07 AM Raye
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* This is basically Gwenpool's entire thing. She is a girl from the real world who got plopped down in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, and she recognizes it as such. She has no superpowers, but she is GenreSavvy. So her plan is basically to put on a costume and act like a Superhero (well, AntiHero) that is the star of a story, so that she will gain plot armor. That she knows she can't be killed because she is the star of her own book essentially becomes her superpower.
5th Apr '16 10:46:42 AM DrRomoray
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** As the past has shown, {{Wrestling/WWE}} (in particular ''[[{{Wrestling/WWERAW}} RAW]]'') won't push anybody higher then they absolutely have to. Look at [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hogan]]. Stayed on top until he left. Everyone else was on the fringe until Hogan, [[Wrestlng/RandySavage Savage]], [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]] and co. were all gone. Once the "main event" guys started defecting to {{Wrestling/WCW}}, then guys like Wrestling/SteveAustin found room at the top. After Austin, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]] and others left, [[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]], [[Wrestling/RandyOrton Orton]] and {{Wrestling/Batista}} found their way up the card. Now, despite having the most talented and charismatic roster of all time possibly, nobody in WWE gets any kind of push-up except the veterans or people with family connections, like Wrestling/RomanReigns (cousin of Rocky) or {{Wrestling/Charlotte}} (daughter of Wrestling/RicFlair).

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** As the past has shown, {{Wrestling/WWE}} (in particular ''[[{{Wrestling/WWERAW}} RAW]]'') won't push anybody higher then than they absolutely have to. Look at [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hogan]]. Stayed on top until he left. Everyone else was on the fringe until Hogan, [[Wrestlng/RandySavage Savage]], [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]] and co. were all gone. Once the "main event" guys started defecting to {{Wrestling/WCW}}, then guys like Wrestling/SteveAustin found room at the top. After Austin, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]] and others left, [[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]], [[Wrestling/RandyOrton Orton]] and {{Wrestling/Batista}} found their way up the card. Now, despite having the most talented and charismatic roster of all time possibly, nobody in WWE gets any kind of push-up except the veterans [[DentedIron who can barely walk anymore]], or people with family connections, like Wrestling/RomanReigns (cousin of Rocky) or {{Wrestling/Charlotte}} (daughter of Wrestling/RicFlair).
5th Apr '16 9:06:47 AM DrRomoray
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*Throughout its long history, wrestling has had a fetish of propping up old stars instead of actually pushing new ones.
** As the past has shown, {{Wrestling/WWE}} (in particular ''[[{{Wrestling/WWERAW}} RAW]]'') won't push anybody higher then they absolutely have to. Look at [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hogan]]. Stayed on top until he left. Everyone else was on the fringe until Hogan, [[Wrestlng/RandySavage Savage]], [[Wrestling/UltimateWarrior Warrior]] and co. were all gone. Once the "main event" guys started defecting to {{Wrestling/WCW}}, then guys like Wrestling/SteveAustin found room at the top. After Austin, [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson Rock]] and others left, [[Wrestling/JohnCena Cena]], [[Wrestling/RandyOrton Orton]] and {{Wrestling/Batista}} found their way up the card. Now, despite having the most talented and charismatic roster of all time possibly, nobody in WWE gets any kind of push-up except the veterans or people with family connections, like Wrestling/RomanReigns (cousin of Rocky) or {{Wrestling/Charlotte}} (daughter of Wrestling/RicFlair).
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