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2nd Dec '17 3:41:56 PM FoxBluereaver
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* A sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' focused on [[{{Ninja}} Sanpei]] has him confronting a villain named Capriccio, who is part of Team Cipher. He takes his kunai and stabs him in the chest with it. Sanpei drops himself on the ground and plays dead until Capriccio leaves, revealing that a scroll he was keeping in his chest pouch saved him.
22nd Nov '17 12:03:15 AM PaulA
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ExpandedUniverse:
** Subverted in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Death and Diplomacy'': a character tells the story of his grandfather, who went away to war wearing a crucifix of great sentimental value. One day, a bullet fired at him hit the crucifix -- which shattered, aggravating a wound that would otherwise not have been lethal.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' ExpandedUniverse:
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** Subverted in the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Death ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresDeathAndDiplomacy Death and Diplomacy'': Diplomacy]]'': a character tells the story of his grandfather, who went away to war wearing a crucifix of great sentimental value. One day, a bullet fired at him hit the crucifix -- which shattered, aggravating a wound that would otherwise not have been lethal.
19th Nov '17 2:04:34 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'': Hitler is saved by (of course) a copy of Mein Kampf in his pocket.

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* ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'': Hitler is saved by (of course) a copy of Mein Kampf ''Mein Kampf'' in his pocket.
18th Oct '17 5:53:20 PM eldiablo555
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* In ''Film/BringingDownTheHouse'', Charlene is saved by Peter's titanium-cased phone in her bra when her ex-boyfriend Widow is revealed as TheBigBad and shoots her. The impact is still bad enough to have briefly knocked her out and she wakes up groaning loudly about how much it hurt.
14th Oct '17 8:09:58 AM Sylderon
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** In an episode regarding myths from the American Civil War, they showed it was plausible for a silver dollar of the time to stop a bullet. A pocket Bible, not so much.
14th Oct '17 8:02:11 AM Sylderon
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** London's Imperial War Museum has a pile of dummies showing off different nationalities' uniforms during the two world wars. The UsefulNotes/WorldWarI soldier showcases a pocket Bible ... with the bottom right quarter blown off and the rest drowned in blood...

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** London's Imperial War Museum has a pile of dummies showing off different nationalities' uniforms during the two world wars. The UsefulNotes/WorldWarI soldier showcases a pocket Bible ... [[AvertedTrope with the bottom right quarter blown off off]] [[DownerEnding and the rest drowned in blood...]]



* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James Doohan]] was hit by a burst of friendly fire during World War II. One of the bullets took off a finger. Another one struck him in the chest, where it was stopped by his silver cigarette case.

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* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries James Doohan]] Creator/JamesDoohan was hit by a burst of friendly fire during World War II. One of the bullets took off a finger. Another one struck him in the chest, where it was stopped by his silver cigarette case.



* Composer George Frederic Handel was once challenged to a sword duel. His opponent thrust, but the tip of the blade hit a large brass button on Handel's coat and snapped off.

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* Composer George Frederic Handel GeorgeFredericHandel was once challenged to a sword duel. His opponent thrust, but the tip of the blade hit a large brass button on Handel's coat and snapped off.
9th Oct '17 12:56:52 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Spoofed in the Australian series ''TheAdventuresOfLanoAndWoodley''. Col hits Frank in the chest with an arrow. Frank screams and staggers backwards, but then discovers his autumn leaf album was in his pocket and stopped the arrow. His ''massive'' autumn leaf album.

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* Spoofed in the Australian series ''TheAdventuresOfLanoAndWoodley''.''Series/TheAdventuresOfLanoAndWoodley''. Col hits Frank in the chest with an arrow. Frank screams and staggers backwards, but then discovers his autumn leaf album was in his pocket and stopped the arrow. His ''massive'' autumn leaf album.
19th Sep '17 10:46:05 AM EDP
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* Spoofed in ''ComicBook/{{Rat-Man}}'': when our hero was mistaken to have killed ComicBook/ThePunisher's aunt, Castle eventually shot him, but a Bible stopped the bullet to the heart... And given Castle emptied a Colt 1911's magazine into him, a Quran stopped the one to the spleen, ''[[Creator/KarlMarx Das Kapital]]'' the one to the stomach, a copy of ''Literature/TheBetrothed'' another, [[OverlyLongGag and so on]].
18th Sep '17 10:30:02 PM isolato
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* Averted in ''Once There Was a War'' by Creator/{{JohnSteinbeck}}, a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII non-fiction book.:

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* Averted in ''Once There Was a War'' by Creator/{{JohnSteinbeck}}, Creator/JohnSteinbeck, a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII non-fiction book.:
9th Sep '17 3:39:14 AM foxley
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* ''Series/NewTricks'': Ted Case's lucky charm is a cigarette case that stopped a bullet and saved his life (or so he claims - Sasha keeps pointing out that the bullet [[AvertedTrope went straight through the case]] and he spent months in hospital, while Ted maintains that if the case hadn't slowed the round down, he's have died). He goes into a mild panic when he loses it in "Life Expectancy".

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* ''Series/NewTricks'': Ted Case's lucky charm is a cigarette case that stopped a bullet and saved his life (or so he claims - Sasha keeps pointing out that the bullet [[AvertedTrope went straight through the case]] and he spent months in hospital, while Ted maintains that if the case hadn't slowed the round down, he's he'd have died). He goes into a mild panic when he loses it in "Life Expectancy".


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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Penitent Man", Flambeau is saved from a warder's bullet by the gold medallion he is wearing around his neck.
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