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19th Nov '16 4:47:30 PM Tyrathius
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** The comic "Anduin: Son of the Wolf" ends with a FlashForward to a conversation between Velen and Anduin, the latter of whom is now an old man. Given that Anduin is only 17 in ''Legion'', this means both of these characters must survive for at least the next 50 or so in-universe years -probably well beyond the lifespan of [=WoW=], unless there's a TimeSkip or something. It's especially bad because the comic came out right around the time Velen announced his seemingly suicidal plan to retake Argus from the Burning Legion.
18th Nov '16 6:46:59 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has plot armor return for the player characters and their friends/family. Killing an NPC related to the player character or even killing another player character will just have them respawn later on and you footing the bill for their hospital fees. [[spoiler: The plot armor is removed for Trevor and Michael, two of the three playable characters, if you choose to go for the endings where one of them has to die and thus they will be KilledOffForReal.]]
10th Nov '16 9:49:23 PM Tyrathius
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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 weeks. Vader should have mopped the floor with Luke (though he may have been simply toying with him before TheReveal).
27th Oct '16 7:27:40 PM DustSnitch
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* This trope is played completely straight and completely serious, as it is literally the superpower of Eli in ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', due to him being protected by [[spoiler:God Himself]]. And while it may sound silly, it [[BadAss really]], [[CurbStompBattle really]] [[SoCoolItsAwesome works]].

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* This trope is played completely straight and completely serious, as it is literally the superpower of Eli in ''Film/TheBookOfEli'', due to him being protected by [[spoiler:God Himself]]. And while it may sound silly, it [[BadAss really]], really, [[CurbStompBattle really]] [[SoCoolItsAwesome works]].



* Many a fan groaned at in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' at the conclusion of the Fate route, where [[spoiler: Shirou´s HealingFactor is revealed literally minutes before the FinalBattle to be a Noble Phantasm capable of blocking [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ea]], [[{{Badass}} Gilgamesh´s]] WaveMotionSword capable of destroying the entire world in a single blast. It was then used to block that and a swarm of curses from the Grail, completely killing any conflict once Shirou and Saber finally used it.]]

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* Many a fan groaned at in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' at the conclusion of the Fate route, where [[spoiler: Shirou´s HealingFactor is revealed literally minutes before the FinalBattle to be a Noble Phantasm capable of blocking [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ea]], [[{{Badass}} Gilgamesh´s]] Gilgamesh´s WaveMotionSword capable of destroying the entire world in a single blast. It was then used to block that and a swarm of curses from the Grail, completely killing any conflict once Shirou and Saber finally used it.]]
26th Oct '16 11:56:29 PM Windrays
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26th Oct '16 11:56:22 PM Windrays
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** The above is only partially true; while it's true that the main characters are afforded a certain level of luck, the creators have stated that almost nobody is entirely safe. Not even Rick or Daryl. [[spoiler:Season 7 taught us this the hard way by way of Negan killing Glenn, who was more or less Rick's most constant NumberTwo from the very first episode of the series.]] There is only one exception to the rule: WordOfGod has stated that the one character who they will not kill off for any reason is [[spoiler:[[OneWomanArmy Carol.]]]]
18th Oct '16 7:23:18 AM TenTwelveEleven
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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]]

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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, Jon, by contrast, actually ''is'' killed, and resurrected by the woman who had earlier displayed similarly impossible magical abilities]]abilities. It's also hinted at that he may actually be protected by the Lord of Light]].
11th Oct '16 9:59:07 AM Mullon
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* In [[ImageBoards /tg/]]-created HumongousMecha RPG ''TabletopGame/GiantGuardianGeneration'', Plot Armor is the name of [[CallAHitPointASmeerp [=PC=]s' hit points]]. {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs that aren't the players' rivals or {{Boss|Battle}}es don't have it.

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* In [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan /tg/]]-created HumongousMecha RPG ''TabletopGame/GiantGuardianGeneration'', Plot Armor is the name of [[CallAHitPointASmeerp [=PC=]s' hit points]]. {{N|onPlayerCharacter}}PCs that aren't the players' rivals or {{Boss|Battle}}es don't have it.
8th Oct '16 3:43:55 AM erforce
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** Played straight, especially the second film, wherein the main characters' ship is attacked by the Kraken, who kills most of the crew ''except'' for every single main character who board the lifeboats [[spoiler:except for Jack Sparrow, who is left at the ship and then killed by the Kraken as it sinks the boat. He comes BackFromTheDead, though.]]). Even the guy with the talking parrot survived.
** Barbossa is killed, but by the next movie is BackFromTheDead.

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** Played straight, especially the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second film, film]], wherein the main characters' ship is attacked by the Kraken, who kills most of the crew ''except'' for every single main character who board the lifeboats [[spoiler:except for Jack Sparrow, who is left at the ship and then killed by the Kraken as it sinks the boat. He comes BackFromTheDead, though.]]). Even the guy with the talking parrot survived.
** Barbossa is killed, killed in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film]], but by the next movie is BackFromTheDead.
27th Sep '16 6:27:34 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Serena, despite her limited progression as a battler and her lateness to discover a goal, has sparsely failed in ''anything''. Her Pokemon have never fainted once in battle due to either her opponents being Team Rocket or being accompanied by a stronger trainer or dumb luck, while the showcases never conveyed her as losing without a serious folly by one of her team, her act always considered the most popular up until the finals.

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* ** Serena, despite her limited progression as a battler and her lateness to discover a goal, has sparsely failed in ''anything''. Her Pokemon have never fainted once in battle due to either her opponents being Team Rocket or being accompanied by a stronger trainer or dumb luck, while the showcases never conveyed her as losing without a serious folly by one of her team, her act always considered the most popular up until the finals.



* 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]]''.

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* ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'':
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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]]''.
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