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25th Sep '16 2:06:50 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11651073/1/It-Gets-Worse It Gets Worse]], Taylor gets this power instead of bug control. And it makes her, in Director Piggot's words, "scarier than any [parahuman] I've encountered yet. And yes, I am including Nilbog in that total." If anyone is about to harm Taylor, something will happen to stop them. And if they were doing it on purpose, they will be punished in proportion to the scale of their deliberate offense. Taylor's power can sense any attempt to harm her, without any conscious effort on her part, and can if necessary reach days or even months back in time to set events in motion.
24th Sep '16 11:48:48 AM MyFinalEdits
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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]]. People and attacks that have defeated countless people till then can´t even put the 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 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. 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 Mirajane got her heart pierced, which should have killed anyone in seconds, and yet lives long enough to have her wound treated. Then Juvia attempts to commit suicide and even transfuses her blood into Gray to save his life, only to be revived on the brink of death by Wendy in the very next chapter.]]

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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]]. People and attacks that have defeated countless people till then can´t even put the 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.]]
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magic]]. This gets ridiculous in the 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. 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 Mirajane got her heart pierced, which should have killed anyone in seconds, and yet lives long enough to have her wound treated. Then Juvia attempts to commit suicide and even transfuses her blood into Gray to save his life, only to be revived on the brink of death by Wendy in the very next chapter.]]



* Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai. None of the main characters die as they manage to survive powerful attacks that kill others with ease. The only one that is justifeable is Ban because he drank from the Fountain of Youth, which gave him CompleteImmortality. Hawk takes an attack which killed many Holy Knights and dies, but he is ressurected without any explanation and is the only one to come back to life. [[spoiler: Later, Galan of the Ten Commandments give a literal CurbStompBattle to the Sins but they are saved because Gowther rewrote his memories for that he think that he had already killed them. Meliodas is truly killed by his brother Estarossa but manages to return from the dead chapters later.]]

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* Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai.''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai''. None of the main characters die as they manage to survive powerful attacks that kill others with ease. The only one that is justifeable is Ban because he drank from the Fountain of Youth, which gave him CompleteImmortality. Hawk takes an attack which killed many Holy Knights and dies, but he is ressurected without any explanation and is the only one to come back to life. [[spoiler: Later, Galan of the Ten Commandments give a literal CurbStompBattle to the Sins but they are saved because Gowther rewrote his memories for that he think that he had already killed them. Meliodas is truly killed by his brother Estarossa but manages to return from the dead chapters later.]]
24th Sep '16 6:24:35 AM LISBOAH
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* Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai. None of the main characters die as they manage to survive powerful attacks that kill others with ease. The only one that is justifeable is Ban because he drank from the Fountain of Youth, which gave him CompleteImmortality. Hawk takes an attack which killed many Holy Knights and dies, but he is ressurected without any explanation and is the only one to come back to life. [[spoiler: Later, Galan of the Ten Commandments give a literal CurbStompBattle to the Sins but they are saved because Gowther rewrote his memories for that he think that he had already killed them. Meliodas is truly killed by his brother Estarossa but manages to return from the dead chapters later.]]
5th Sep '16 4:30:42 PM tbonequeen79
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** This gets ridiculous in the 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]]

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** This gets ridiculous in the 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 Mirajane got her heart pierced, which should have killed anyone in seconds, and yet lives long enough to have her wound treated]]treated. Then Juvia attempts to commit suicide and even transfuses her blood into Gray to save his life, only to be revived on the brink of death by Wendy in the very next chapter.]]
3rd Sep '16 8:12:43 PM dbsamurai
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** Interestingly the cases where characters display plot armor are usually justified in the show. [[spoiler: The waif fails to kill Arya because she usually kills with poison due to her physical frailty and Arya she tries to stab. John, by contrast, actually ''is'' killed, and resurrected by the woman who had earlier displayed similarly impossible magical abilities]]
1st Sep '16 9:23:15 AM Mildesten
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* Artyom of ''Metro 2033'' goes into a lengthy internal monologue about this trope near the end of the book, noting that [[spoiler:Mikhail Porfirievich, Daniel, and Tretyak all died]] [[LampshadedTrope over the course of his adventure, and yet he managed to survive for no apparent reason]].
28th Aug '16 10:14:40 PM Litleonids
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** Because he is relevant to the Team Flare arc and Lysandre does not support trainers who he deems week, Alain is protected by plot armor. When at risk for losing his Mega Bracelet, he and his Mega Charizard X are able to defeat ten Mega Pokemon in a row, including Elite Four Malva's Mega Houndoom. In record timing also, he is able to gain all eight badges, seven episodes after saying he was not competing in the Kalos League. [[spoiler: He goes onto defeat Ash in the final round of the league, despite his Mega Charizard X taking numerous hits and surviving an Eleventh Hour Superpower from Ash-Greninja.]]
21st Aug '16 12:34:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has "Moxie," which can be used to "flip" a roll - since all rolls in EclipsePhase are done on percent die (d100) flipping a roll can turn a 91 (a very bad failure, usually) into an 19 (a nearly guaranteed success). Criticals (11, 22, etc.) are notable for not being flippable - a CriticalFailure (99) is irredeemable.

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* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has "Moxie," which can be used to "flip" a roll - since all rolls in EclipsePhase ''Eclipse Phase'' are done on percent die (d100) flipping a roll can turn a 91 (a very bad failure, usually) into an 19 (a nearly guaranteed success). Criticals (11, 22, etc.) are notable for not being flippable - a CriticalFailure (99) is irredeemable.
15th Aug '16 5:24:04 AM Hanz
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** Mostly subverted in ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'', where every adult NPC can be killed, though certain plot-important [=NPCs=] only appear in certain. Played straight with Yes Man and Victor, with the justification that as AI, they can simply jump between different Securitron units.
6th Aug '16 7:18:59 AM NineballCirno
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* Averted in several shorts of WebVideo/HowItShouldHaveEnded, as its episodes tend to show why several characters from different movies survive is because of plot and shows what happens in reality. It goes to show in the 2012 episode showing that [[spoiler: the reason why the main characters ever survived the massive disaster is because of the plot and shows that they would be just like anyone else in the movie in reality if the movie ever happened in real life.]]

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* Averted in several shorts of WebVideo/HowItShouldHaveEnded, WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded, as its episodes tend to show why several characters from different movies survive is because of plot and shows what happens in reality. It goes to show in the 2012 episode showing that [[spoiler: the reason why the main characters ever survived the massive disaster is because of the plot and shows that they would be just like anyone else in the movie in reality if the movie ever happened in real life.]]
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