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25th Apr '16 7:46:26 PM Lots42
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* The early Star Trek novels often take advantage of Spock's ability to stay awake for days on end.
25th Apr '16 7:44:56 PM Lots42
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* Though you don't need to in Fallout 4 your companions often suggest you take a nap.
16th Feb '16 8:38:40 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'': The Marked One and Major Degtayrev are apparently machines - despite engaging in countless gunfights, being awake possibly for in-game weeks, and dealing with the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou myriad dangers of the Zone]], neither of them show the slightest dip in physical performance. Degtayrev at least has the ''option'' to sleep, but without prompting from the player (and there's no benefit beyond fast-forwarding) they can apparently go indefinitely without sleep.

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* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'': The Marked One One, Scar and Major Degtayrev are apparently machines - despite engaging in countless gunfights, being awake possibly for in-game weeks, and dealing with the [[EverythingTryingToKillYou myriad dangers of the Zone]], neither of them show the slightest dip in physical performance. Degtayrev at least has the ''option'' to sleep, but without prompting from the player (and there's no benefit beyond fast-forwarding) they can apparently go indefinitely without sleep. Certain mods change this a bit: they add a sleeping bag and a ''need'' to sleep, because otherwise you'll end up with a condition similar to being drunk and around a Controller's psy field at the same time, and it only gets worse over time.
5th Feb '16 9:26:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is said to be true of aboriginals in ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy 2'', where they can keep moving at a decent clip across long distances where Westerners would have stopped after less than an hour.
* In ''TheGraduate'', Ben spends the last portion of the movie running like hell to [[SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace stop his beloved's wedding]], basically power-jogging nonstop for ages with only a pause to make a phone call. Nicely [[ChekhovsSkill led up to]] throughout the film with repeated mentions of Ben's position in college as captain of the track team.
* In ''[[TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', Aragorn and Legolas seem to be sprinting non-stop across miles and miles of land to chase down the kidnapped Hobbits, with Gimli barely keeping up and heavily winded. In the book, at least, it is mentioned that this is in fact abnormal and not just something they can all do all the time. It is apparently named "The Deed Of The Three Friends" and ballads are sung about it. The book also lets them rest a bit more than the movie, where Gimli states that it's been three days pursuit with no food, water or rest. In the book they at least pause so that Gimli and Aragorn can sleep while Legolas keeps guard, since his Elvish superpowers include the lack of a need to sleep.

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* This is said to be true of aboriginals in ''TheGodsMustBeCrazy ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy 2'', where they can keep moving at a decent clip across long distances where Westerners would have stopped after less than an hour.
* In ''TheGraduate'', ''Film/TheGraduate'', Ben spends the last portion of the movie running like hell to [[SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace stop his beloved's wedding]], basically power-jogging nonstop for ages with only a pause to make a phone call. Nicely [[ChekhovsSkill led up to]] throughout the film with repeated mentions of Ben's position in college as captain of the track team.
* In ''[[TheLordOfTheRings The Two Towers]]'', ''Film/TheTwoTowers'', Aragorn and Legolas seem to be sprinting non-stop across miles and miles of land to chase down the kidnapped Hobbits, with Gimli barely keeping up and heavily winded. In the book, at least, it is mentioned that this is in fact abnormal and not just something they can all do all the time. It is apparently named "The Deed Of The Three Friends" and ballads are sung about it. The book also lets them rest a bit more than the movie, where Gimli states that it's been three days pursuit with no food, water or rest. In the book they at least pause so that Gimli and Aragorn can sleep while Legolas keeps guard, since his Elvish superpowers include the lack of a need to sleep.
15th Jan '16 8:44:51 PM trixus
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* ''Manga/Eyeshield21'': Kongo Agon, being naturally gifted thanks to inhuman time reaction means he is a perfect football player and so he doesn't bother training, instead he goes around drinking and partying with girls. But he is also gifted with unlimited stamina as one of the protagonist explains he never saw him tired himself even after fighting a bunch of delinquents.
12th Dec '15 8:42:30 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[XWingSeries W-Wing novel]] ''Starfighters of Adumar'', [[BadassNormal Wedge Antilles]] is the senior [[AssInAmbassador ambassador]]-slash-celebrity-AcePilot of the New Republic to the eponymous world. His normal duties involve mock dueling with Adumari pilots for several hours, followed by postmortem discussions about their tactics, skills, and [[ProudWarriorRace concept of honor]], followed by politicking over dinner. One day, he goes through this schedule until, at a dinner meeting with the ''perator'' (emperor) of Cartaan, he insults the emperor and his plan to TakeOverTheWorld, which earns him exile "by gauntlet". He proceeds, along with three of his pilots, to run, sneak, and shoot through half the city to reach a friendly airbase. He goes up in the air and encounters enemy pilots -- thirty, against the four New Republic fliers, who are using inferior and unfamiliar equipment -- and ''vapes them all''. After that, his fighter too heavily damaged to escape, he sneaks ''back'' into the city, links up with a friend of his who happens to be a New Republic spy, is smuggled out of the country, meets with the ''perator'' of his new host nation, agrees to help them in their new war against Cartaan, and is fully prepared to plan an invasion in twelve hours and then roar off in his fighter ''again''. [[OnlySaneMan Tycho]] [[RealityEnsues promptly tells him to go to bed]].

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* In the [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries W-Wing novel]] ''Starfighters of Adumar'', [[BadassNormal Wedge Antilles]] is the senior [[AssInAmbassador ambassador]]-slash-celebrity-AcePilot of the New Republic to the eponymous world. His normal duties involve mock dueling with Adumari pilots for several hours, followed by postmortem discussions about their tactics, skills, and [[ProudWarriorRace concept of honor]], followed by politicking over dinner. One day, he goes through this schedule until, at a dinner meeting with the ''perator'' (emperor) of Cartaan, he insults the emperor and his plan to TakeOverTheWorld, which earns him exile "by gauntlet". He proceeds, along with three of his pilots, to run, sneak, and shoot through half the city to reach a friendly airbase. He goes up in the air and encounters enemy pilots -- thirty, against the four New Republic fliers, who are using inferior and unfamiliar equipment -- and ''vapes them all''. After that, his fighter too heavily damaged to escape, he sneaks ''back'' into the city, links up with a friend of his who happens to be a New Republic spy, is smuggled out of the country, meets with the ''perator'' of his new host nation, agrees to help them in their new war against Cartaan, and is fully prepared to plan an invasion in twelve hours and then roar off in his fighter ''again''. [[OnlySaneMan Tycho]] [[RealityEnsues promptly tells him to go to bed]].
11th Nov '15 4:20:02 PM nombretomado
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* In the novelization of ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' in the RiftwarCycle, Jimmy and Locklear go for days with little to no sleep thanks to a powder provided to them by a priest. This allows them to ride from Northwarden to the Dimwood at an insane pace and then fight two battles in rapid succession. Shortly after the second battle they collapse from exhaustion. Jimmy later notes that even after he woke up, he was still so tired that he was effectively useless for the next week.

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* In the novelization of ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'' in the RiftwarCycle, Literature/TheRiftwarCycle, Jimmy and Locklear go for days with little to no sleep thanks to a powder provided to them by a priest. This allows them to ride from Northwarden to the Dimwood at an insane pace and then fight two battles in rapid succession. Shortly after the second battle they collapse from exhaustion. Jimmy later notes that even after he woke up, he was still so tired that he was effectively useless for the next week.
25th Oct '15 9:26:24 PM Duffan
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** "Faceless, Nameless," the season five opener, mentions a few times that the team hasn't rested (much less slept) after the previous episodes (an especially draining two-parter "To Hell... And Back"), but the only reason this comes into play at all is because they believe Hotch isn't answering his phone because he managed to get to sleep. [[spoiler: He was stabbed by serial killer George Foyet and was brought to the hospital.]] It has no effect on anyone's performance.
21st Jun '15 7:32:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Toshiro Mifune's character in the Charles Bronson movie ''Red Sun'' spends all day walking across the desert, then says he'll keep watch overnight. When Bronson asks him why he's not going to sleep, he says he's already slept - "While walking". (Bronson does observe the following morning that for a man on watch, he did snore a bit.)

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* Toshiro Mifune's character in the Charles Bronson movie ''Red Sun'' ''Film/RedSun'' spends all day walking across the desert, then says he'll keep watch overnight. When Bronson asks him why he's not going to sleep, he says he's already slept - "While walking". (Bronson does observe the following morning that for a man on watch, he did snore a bit.)
6th Jun '15 10:40:12 PM spaceace72
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* Parodied in the first cutscene of ''VideoGame/GodHand'', where Gene waddles into a town in the middle of the desert howling for water and collapses... then springs right back up when Olivia notices some enemies.
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