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30th Mar '16 10:45:14 PM M84
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* A DiscussedTrope in the short story "Best of Luck" by David Drake. The protagonist is in the middle of 'Nam and carries a lucky silver dollar with him. He's heard stories of people being saved from a bullet by something they keep close to their chests and wonders if the dollar will save him in such a manner. He quickly dismisses the idea since a silver dollar by itself isn't going to stop bullets of the caliber being used by the Viet Cong. [[spoiler:The silver dollar does save his life in a very different manner however.]]
16th Mar '16 9:10:42 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/ExpirationDate'', the protagonist is shot by the villain in the final confrontation, but is saved by a memento of his father he's carrying inside his shirt.
13th Mar '16 11:51:46 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Midas Touch", smuggler Hong Kong Harry is shot by an assassin to prevent him from reaching a meeting. He is saved because he is wearing a quarter of a million dollars worth of gold dust inside a FatSuit.

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In "The Midas Touch", smuggler Hong Kong Harry is shot by an assassin to prevent him from reaching a meeting. He is saved because he is wearing a quarter of a million dollars worth of gold dust inside a FatSuit.FatSuit.
** In "Faces", Steed is saved when his doppelgänger's bullet hits the pocket watch given to him minutes earlier by his best friend's widow.
1st Mar '16 8:30:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' anime/manga has an poison arrow to Griffith's heart blocked by his Behelit, or as the Abridged of that show calls it, the "Portable Deus Ex Machina Generator". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Behelits are supernatural instruments of fate that ''want'' to keep their owners alive until they can cross the DespairEventHorizon, and are likely MadeOfIndestructium to boot.

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* The ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' anime/manga has an a poison arrow to aimed at Griffith's heart blocked by his Behelit, or as the Abridged of that show calls it, the "Portable Deus Ex Machina Generator". [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Behelits are supernatural instruments of fate that ''want'' to keep their owners alive until they can cross the DespairEventHorizon, and are likely MadeOfIndestructium to boot.
27th Feb '16 9:28:35 PM Kadorhal
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* In the female protagonist's route of the ''{{Persona 3}}'' PSP remake, [[spoiler:maxing Shinjiro's social link will save his life thanks to a pocketwatch, although he remains in a coma until after the final battle]].

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* In the female protagonist's route of the ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' PSP remake, [[spoiler:maxing Shinjiro's social link will save his life thanks to a pocketwatch, although he remains in a coma until after the final battle]].



* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' Jason's life is saved by the very lighter Vaas used to try and torch him earlier.

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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', after Vaas [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim finally quits screwing around and straight-up shoots Jason in the chest]], Jason's life is saved by a lighter in his chest pocket. Even better is that it's the very same lighter Vaas used had earlier tried to try and torch him earlier.Jason with, and that he himself put it in that pocket when it wouldn't light up properly - Vaas even comments at the time [[HilariousInHindsight "so much for poetics"]].
26th Feb '16 7:49:11 AM SilverDragon
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** One bullet was documented to have stopped at the 91st Psalm ("...You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by die...though thousands fall about you and ten thousand fall at your right hand, near you it shall not come....")

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** One bullet was documented to have stopped at the 91st Psalm ("...You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by die...day...though thousands fall about you and ten thousand fall at your right hand, near you it shall not come....")
26th Feb '16 7:47:23 AM SilverDragon
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* In the novel ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', Literature/JamesBond is saved from Red Grant's bullet by his trusty cigarette case. Which Bond surreptiously put in place while the mentally dubious Grant explained how they'd set him up: Grant was used a special gun disguised in a book. Meant for public executions, it used a special low-power cartridge for minimum noise, and an expanding (dum-dum) bullet for maximum damage from the low power.

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* In the novel ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', Literature/JamesBond is saved from Red Grant's bullet by his trusty cigarette case. Which Bond surreptiously put in place while the mentally dubious Grant explained how they'd set him up: Grant was used using a special gun disguised in a book. Meant for public executions, it used a special low-power cartridge for minimum noise, and an expanding (dum-dum) bullet for maximum damage from the low power.
3rd Feb '16 3:02:35 AM Merlyn_LeRoy
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** Done in the bonus OVA ''Yet Another Man's Battlefield'', with Mustang surviving because his state alchemist pocketwatch stopped the bullet.
23rd Jan '16 9:15:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''StrontiumDog'' "Outlaw" story, Middenface's money belt saves him from Stix's blaster. Unfortunately, it costs him about 40,000 credits.

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* In the ''StrontiumDog'' ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' "Outlaw" story, Middenface's money belt saves him from Stix's blaster. Unfortunately, it costs him about 40,000 credits.
15th Jan '16 8:43:01 PM foxley
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/RaisingHope'': when Burt becomes a BountyHunteer, he reassures Virginia that until he's earned enough money for a BulletProofVest, he'll wear a ''fishing'' vest with the pockets filled with flasks and bibles.

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/RaisingHope'': when Burt becomes a BountyHunteer, BountyHunter, he reassures Virginia that until he's earned enough money for a BulletProofVest, he'll wear a ''fishing'' vest with the pockets filled with flasks and bibles.bibles.
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Midas Touch", smuggler Hong Kong Harry is shot by an assassin to prevent him from reaching a meeting. He is saved because he is wearing a quarter of a million dollars worth of gold dust inside a FatSuit.
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