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12th Apr '17 6:03:23 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Daniel Kennedy survived a close-range shotgun blast [[http://m.snopes.com/man-saved-by-iphone/ in part due to his iPhone taking the brunt of the blast]] in 2015.
* One man was probably [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34822664 saved by his mobile phone]] during the 2015 Paris terror attacks.
* A Brazilian police officer had [[http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nokia-lumia-520-incoming-bullet-saves-police-officer/ his Nokia cellphone stop a bullet]].

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* Cellphones seem to be rather good for this:
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Daniel Kennedy survived a close-range shotgun blast [[http://m.snopes.com/man-saved-by-iphone/ in part due to his iPhone taking the brunt of the blast]] in 2015.
* ** One man was probably [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34822664 saved by his mobile phone]] during the 2015 Paris terror attacks.
* ** A Brazilian police officer had [[http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/nokia-lumia-520-incoming-bullet-saves-police-officer/ his Nokia cellphone stop a bullet]].bullet]].
** A Chilean young man is shot during a robbery, [[http://www.chilevision.cl/matinal/noticias/joven-se-salvo-tras-disparo-que-se-incrusto-en-su-celular/2017-04-12/090411.html but his Samsung phone saves him.]] (Link's in Spanish)
28th Mar '17 6:58:15 AM SAMAS
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* Played for laughs in ''Anime/CrossAnge''. After Momoka gets shot by the BigBad(then knocked off a cliff by a bus, which [[EveryCarIsAPinto naturally explodes]]), she shows up alive in the following episode. When a shocked Ange asks how the hell she survived, Momoka reaches into her blouse and pulls out a frying pan with a bullet in it. No that ''doesn't'' explain how she survived everything else, that's the joke.
27th Mar '17 11:50:08 PM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': In ''Fame Monster'', Vlad is saved from a magical blast fired by an assassin when it strikes the machete he is carying in the pocket of his BadassLongcoat.
20th Mar '17 6:48:15 PM jamespolk
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* In ''The Winter Queen'', Literature/ErastFandorin's life is saved when an attacker's knife is turned away by his corset.

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* In ''The Winter Queen'', Literature/ErastFandorin's ''Literature/TheWinterQueen'', Erast Fandorin's life is saved when an attacker's knife is turned away by his corset.
10th Mar '17 10:39:29 PM jormis29
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* In the Chaosium TabletopGame based on the ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' ComicBook, a piece of metal jewelry could stop weapon damage.

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* In the Chaosium Creator/{{Chaosium}} TabletopGame based on the ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' ComicBook, a piece of metal jewelry could stop weapon damage.
9th Mar '17 5:49:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''The Doctor:''' [[GenreSavvy Foresight.]] You never know when these bit and pieces will come in handy. Never throw anything away, Harry. ''[throws it away]'' Now, I remember jotting some notes about Sontarans in my diary... ''[searches himself]'' ... [[HypocriticalHumor It's a mistake to clutter your pockets, Harry]].

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'''The Doctor:''' [[GenreSavvy Foresight.]] Foresight. You never know when these bit and pieces will come in handy. Never throw anything away, Harry. ''[throws it away]'' Now, I remember jotting some notes about Sontarans in my diary... ''[searches himself]'' ... [[HypocriticalHumor It's a mistake to clutter your pockets, Harry]].
27th Feb '17 2:56:53 PM Kalaong
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Oh no! Our Hero is being shot at! Look, a bullet is heading right for his heart ... but what's this? He has something in his pocket? It's stopped the bullet! He is saved!

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Oh no! Our Hero is being shot at! Look, just got shot! There's a bullet is heading hole in his shirt right for over his heart ... but what's this? He has something in his pocket? It's stopped the bullet! He is saved!
15th Feb '17 6:55:56 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In another case, a woman ([[spoiler: [[ActionGirl Sato]], [[BodyDouble while in a disguise]]]]) gets stabbed when she's wearing a FairytaleWeddingDress. The dress itself has a '''very''' thick corset so it stops the knife in itself.
15th Feb '17 5:08:04 AM Aquila89
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] nonsensically in the pilot of ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', in which Fry shows the undamaged cigarette case his grandfather carried into battle in World War II. His grandfather was shot in the wrong spot for the case to save him. "Had he been wearing the case on his temple," notes Fry, "it would have a nasty dent in it and I'd be alive today."

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] nonsensically in the pilot of ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'', in which Stephen Fry shows the undamaged cigarette case his grandfather carried into battle in World War II. His grandfather I.
-->'''Stephen:''' He used to keep his cigarette case here in the breast pocket of field tunic or "battle blouse." Now, one day, Grandfather had to go over the top, out of the trenches, into action... and he
was shot in by a German sniper clear through the wrong spot for the temple. Now if Grandfather had worn his cigarette case here ''(holds case to save him. "Had he been wearing the case on his temple," notes Fry, "it temple)'' it would have a nasty an unpleasant dent in it and I'd be alive today."
17th Jan '17 9:21:59 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In a crossover with ThrowTheBookAtHim, Travis blocks an incoming chisel by throwing a Bible at the attacker in ''Film/TheVisitation'' and instead has the book blocking the incoming weapon.

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* In a crossover with ThrowTheBookAtHim, ThrowTheBookAtThem, Travis blocks an incoming chisel by throwing a Bible at the attacker in ''Film/TheVisitation'' and instead has the book blocking the incoming weapon.
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