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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.
17th Jan '17 9:21:33 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In the final episode of the first season of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', the titular character is saved from being decaptiated by the BigBad's [[spoiler:third arm]] by a comb he kept as a memento of a GirlOfTheWeek from [[ChekhovsGun episode 2]].

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* In the final episode of the first season of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', the titular character is saved from being decaptiated decapitated by the BigBad's [[spoiler:third arm]] by a comb he kept as a memento of a GirlOfTheWeek from [[ChekhovsGun episode 2]].


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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.
5th Dec '16 2:40:31 AM rafi
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* In ''Anime/GunXSword'', a turtle (conveniently hanging around her chest) saves Wendy's life within the first 2 minutes of the first episode, and the damned thing shows up in every episode with that hole in its shell.
* ''Anime/LupinIII'':
** In ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'', Zenigata is shot in the opening segment, and the bullet hits the badge in his pocket. While it keeps the shot from being ''instantly'' fatal, it still injures him severely. He's hospitalized immediately, but still flatlines.
** The movie ''Anime/LupinIIIMissedByADollar'' has a more plausible example, with a bullet bouncing off of Lupin's gun. Unfortunately, the animators depict the bullet (in a slow-motion flashback) bouncing off at an angle that would have buried it in Lupin's head...
* The ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' manga has Rally surviving a bullet to the side thanks to the bullet having to penetrate a collapsible rifle stowed in her jacket -- along with her car's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_cage roll cage]].'' The rifle is left with a bullet hole in the stock and barrel, and Rally is left with broken ribs as it was a fired from a ''[[{{BFG}} fourteen-inch .45 Desert Eagle]].''
** Once Rally is forced to shoot Roy, but deliberately aims at the revolver in his shoulder holster.
** There's also one time when she takes control of an assassin's arm and forces her to empty her magazine right at her chest... where she put a paperback novel just for the purpose. Justified by the circumstances; May was being held hostage in their hotel room and started TalkingThroughTechnique -- referring to a "favorite piece" when she knows fully well that Rally is using a cheap throwaway gun due to her license being suspended. Rally thus realizes this, and makes the logical assumption of an assassin using a silenced small-caliber pistol.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Blue would have been killed off by a RazorWind aimed at his heart had it not been blocked by a pendant given to him by Professor Oak/his Grandpa.
* Also done in an episode of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' when a boy is saved from a bullet by having a locket with a picture of his deceased mother hidden underneath his shirt. Made more poignant by the fact that this locket had been a point of strife between the boy and his brother, who had held a grudge against their mother for a certain misunderstanding. Adding to the EmotionalTorque is that the bullet causes the locket, which was stuck up to that point, to open, its contents clearing up the misunderstanding.
** Done in the bonus OVA ''Yet Another Man's Battlefield'', with Mustang surviving because his state alchemist pocketwatch stopped the bullet.
* In a pinch, Rin Asougi of ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses a hotel Bible to block a bullet from an assassin's small calibur, silenced pistol. And then dug out the bullet and threw it into the assassin's face, blinding her in one eye.
* The ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' anime/manga has a poison arrow 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.

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* In ''Anime/GunXSword'', a turtle (conveniently hanging around her chest) saves Wendy's life within the first 2 minutes final episode of the first episode, and season of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', the damned thing shows up in every episode with that hole in its shell.
* ''Anime/LupinIII'':
** In ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'', Zenigata is shot in the opening segment, and the bullet hits the badge in his pocket. While it keeps the shot from being ''instantly'' fatal, it still injures him severely. He's hospitalized immediately, but still flatlines.
** The movie ''Anime/LupinIIIMissedByADollar'' has a more plausible example, with a bullet bouncing off of Lupin's gun. Unfortunately, the animators depict the bullet (in a slow-motion flashback) bouncing off at an angle that would have buried it in Lupin's head...
* The ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' manga has Rally surviving a bullet to the side thanks to the bullet having to penetrate a collapsible rifle stowed in her jacket -- along with her car's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_cage roll cage]].'' The rifle is left with a bullet hole in the stock and barrel, and Rally is left with broken ribs as it was a fired from a ''[[{{BFG}} fourteen-inch .45 Desert Eagle]].''
** Once Rally is forced to shoot Roy, but deliberately aims at the revolver in his shoulder holster.
** There's also one time when she takes control of an assassin's arm and forces her to empty her magazine right at her chest... where she put a paperback novel just for the purpose. Justified by the circumstances; May was being held hostage in their hotel room and started TalkingThroughTechnique -- referring to a "favorite piece" when she knows fully well that Rally is using a cheap throwaway gun due to her license being suspended. Rally thus realizes this, and makes the logical assumption of an assassin using a silenced small-caliber pistol.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Blue would have been killed off by a RazorWind aimed at his heart had it not been blocked by a pendant given to him by Professor Oak/his Grandpa.
* Also done in an episode of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' when a boy
titular character is saved from a bullet by having a locket with a picture of his deceased mother hidden underneath his shirt. Made more poignant being decaptiated by the fact that this locket had been BigBad's [[spoiler:third arm]] by a point comb he kept as a memento of strife between the boy and his brother, who had held a grudge against their mother for a certain misunderstanding. Adding to the EmotionalTorque is that the bullet causes the locket, which was stuck up to that point, to open, its contents clearing up the misunderstanding.
** Done in the bonus OVA ''Yet Another Man's Battlefield'', with Mustang surviving because his state alchemist pocketwatch stopped the bullet.
* In a pinch, Rin Asougi of ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses a hotel Bible to block a bullet
GirlOfTheWeek from an assassin's small calibur, silenced pistol. And then dug out the bullet and threw it into the assassin's face, blinding her in one eye.
[[ChekhovsGun episode 2]].
* The ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' anime/manga has a poison arrow 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.



* Played glaringly straight in and episode of ''[[Manga/BlackJack Black Jack 21]]'' when a single [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic ace of spades]] and his [[OrphansPlotTrinket mother's pendant]] stopped a bullet from piercing his left lung.
* Ichigo's Hollow mask saves him ''twice'' from otherwise fatal hits in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the second time being [[ClingyMacGuffin after being taken from him and thrown into a sewer.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'' a bullet shot into the back of a girl gets stopped by a (hidden) combat knife tucked into her belt.



* In the ''Manga/RedRiver'' manga, Kail was saved from a fatal arrow strike, thanks to Yuri's letter to him being conveniently kept and shattered near his heart. This letter was a clay tablet, however, and he still had a nasty wound from it afterwards.
* In ''Manga/OutlawStar'', Gene takes a surprise shot to the gut that fortunately only succeeds in ruining his rather bulky PDA.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku survives Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa to the chest because he had the [[MementoMacGuffin 4-Star Dragon Ball]] (Sixingqiu) under his shirt. Although, considering those are said to indestructible, it makes sense.
** In the movie 'Curse of the Blood Rubies', Yamcha's history as a thief [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Za3hWHlC8s pays off]].
* In the manga ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Jotaro survived a storm of knives thrown at him by Dio during a [[TimeStandsStill timestop]] because of his [[NiceHat hat]] and several copies of Shonen Jump he had stuffed in his jacket (the fact his stand was able to move for 1 second during the timestop and deflect half of the knives helped, but he still would have died were it not for the hat and magazines).
** In Part 4, the BigBad is shot with bullets made of highly-focused air. He survives because, for unrelated reasons, he'd put his wristwatch in his breast pocket.



* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is forced to stab a BrainwashedAndCrazy [[JamesBondage Mamoru]] in the chest, and she's so traumatized that she attempts suicide... except he lived because the sword was stopped by the crystallized forms of the Shitennou, and she did too because the blade hit the pocket watch Mamoru had let her borrow.
* In the final episode of the first season of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', the titular character is saved from being decaptiated by the BigBad's [[spoiler:third arm]] by a comb he kept as a memento of a GirlOfTheWeek from [[ChekhovsGun episode 2]].
* In the first episode of ''Anime/RODTheTV'', the paper sisters are flying alongside Nenene's plane, trying to save the author from an assassin. The youngest pokes her head out to look in windows, and we see the assassin shoot at the girl a few times, breaking windows of the airplane. The girl ducks back into the paper beast, readying her rescue attempt, and, after Nenene is saved, reveals the signed copy of Nenene's book, with a huge bullet hole through the cover, digging down through most of the book. She then says, "You need to write thicker books, my defense isn't so good..." Subverted as the Paper Sisters have control over the elemental powers of paper, and use loose sheets of paper to stop bombs exploding, amongst other things.
* Ichigo's Hollow mask saves him ''twice'' from otherwise fatal hits in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the second time being [[ClingyMacGuffin after being taken from him and thrown into a sewer.]]
* Played glaringly straight in and episode of ''[[Manga/BlackJack Black Jack 21]]'' when a single [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic ace of spades]] and his [[OrphansPlotTrinket mother's pendant]] stopped a bullet from piercing his left lung.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' while taking on [[BigBad Byakuran]], Tsuna was losing badly. An attack from Byakuran almost pierced Tsuna through the heart, only to be stopped by Lanchia's Ring, an object last seen 140 chapters earlier.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Ahiru fends of a sword attack from Fakir ([[ItMakesSenseInContext don't ask]]) with a PaperFanOfDoom.
* In ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'' a bullet shot into the back of a girl gets stopped by a (hidden) combat knife tucked into her belt.
* One chapter of the ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' manga has a bullet intended for the title character getting stopped by a "No War" button one of his students pinned on his back.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' gives us Aina's pocket watch/locket, which saves her from a bullet by hanging in front of her heart during the final episode.
* A bag of gold coins takes a bullet for Tetsuro early in ''GalaxyExpress999.''
* In ''Manga/MaidenRose'', the [[MementoMacguffin textbook Taki wrote in]] slows down the bullets that Klaus takes at point-blank range in Volume 2, causing the wounds to be non-fatal.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}: Badlands Rumble'', Vash is saved from a gunshot wound to the heart by a rock-hard chunk of [[HorseOfADifferentColor Tomas]] meat that he'd tried and failed to get an edible knife scraping off of earlier in the movie.
* An example in a later episode of ''Manga/MiracleGirls'' where Mikage gets saved from a knife hurled by [[spoiler:Takamura using psychic powers]] because it hits the pocket watch she got from Kurashige.
* In ''Anime/TheUnlimitedHyoubuKyousuke'', Andy's PowerLimiter stops a bullet from [[spoiler:his boss's attempt at YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]. Rather impressive, since the savior trinket is about the size and shape of a quarter; he's lucky the bullet didn't force the whole thing partway into his chest.
* Parodied in ''{{Manga/Senyuu}}''. A character claims to have been saved from a spear by a memento dagger in his front pocket, but Hero points out that everyone saw him get ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. He refuses to admit that he died and had an UnexplainedRecovery.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is forced to stab In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', Dante gets possessed by a BrainwashedAndCrazy [[JamesBondage Mamoru]] in cursed pocket watch he was wearing as a necklace. Lady shoots him and he falls, but when the chest, demon who set this up shows up to gloat, Dante gets up and she's so traumatized that she attempts suicide... except he lived because the sword was stopped by the crystallized forms of the Shitennou, and she did too because the blade hit reveals Lady's bullet destroyed the pocket watch Mamoru had let her borrow.
* In the final episode of the first season of ''Anime/AfroSamurai'', the titular character is saved from being decaptiated by the BigBad's [[spoiler:third arm]] by a comb he kept as a memento of a GirlOfTheWeek from [[ChekhovsGun episode 2]].
* In the first episode of ''Anime/RODTheTV'', the paper sisters are flying alongside Nenene's plane, trying to save the author from an assassin. The youngest pokes her head
and snapped him out to look in windows, and we see the assassin shoot at the girl a few times, breaking windows of the airplane. The girl ducks back into the paper beast, readying her rescue attempt, and, after Nenene is saved, reveals the signed copy of Nenene's book, with a huge bullet hole through the cover, digging down through most of the book. She then says, "You need to write thicker books, my defense isn't so good..." Subverted as the Paper Sisters have control over the elemental powers of paper, and use loose sheets of paper to stop bombs exploding, amongst other things.
* Ichigo's Hollow mask saves him ''twice'' from otherwise fatal hits in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', the second time being [[ClingyMacGuffin after being taken from him and thrown into a sewer.]]
* Played glaringly straight in and episode of ''[[Manga/BlackJack Black Jack 21]]'' when a single [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic ace of spades]] and his [[OrphansPlotTrinket mother's pendant]] stopped a bullet from piercing his left lung.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' while taking on [[BigBad Byakuran]], Tsuna was losing badly. An attack from Byakuran almost pierced Tsuna through the heart, only to be stopped by Lanchia's Ring, an object last seen 140 chapters earlier.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Ahiru fends of a sword attack from Fakir ([[ItMakesSenseInContext don't ask]]) with a PaperFanOfDoom.
* In ''Manga/{{Change 123}}'' a bullet shot into the back of a girl gets stopped by a (hidden) combat knife tucked into her belt.
* One chapter of the ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' manga has a bullet intended for the title character getting stopped by a "No War" button one of his students pinned on his back.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' gives us Aina's pocket watch/locket, which saves her from a bullet by hanging in front of her heart during the final episode.
* A bag of gold coins takes a bullet for Tetsuro early in ''GalaxyExpress999.''
* In ''Manga/MaidenRose'', the [[MementoMacguffin textbook Taki wrote in]] slows down the bullets that Klaus takes at point-blank range in Volume 2, causing the wounds to be non-fatal.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}: Badlands Rumble'', Vash is saved from a gunshot wound to the heart by a rock-hard chunk of [[HorseOfADifferentColor Tomas]] meat that he'd tried and failed to get an edible knife scraping off of earlier in the movie.
* An example in a later episode of ''Manga/MiracleGirls'' where Mikage gets saved from a knife hurled by [[spoiler:Takamura using psychic powers]]
it. Slightly subverted because it hits Dante points out the bullet actually penetrated the pocket watch she got from Kurashige.
* In ''Anime/TheUnlimitedHyoubuKyousuke'', Andy's PowerLimiter stops a bullet from [[spoiler:his boss's attempt at YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]. Rather impressive, since the savior trinket is about the size
and shape of a quarter; he's lucky hit his heart anyway, but the bullet didn't force the whole thing partway into his chest.
* Parodied in ''{{Manga/Senyuu}}''. A character claims to have been saved from a spear by a memento dagger in his front pocket, but Hero points out
was slowed down enough that everyone saw him get ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. He refuses it just bruised his heart (which really hurt) instead of penetrating it. A simple matter for his HealingFactor to admit that fix.
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku survives Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa to the chest because
he died and had an UnexplainedRecovery.the [[MementoMacGuffin 4-Star Dragon Ball]] (Sixingqiu) under his shirt. Although, considering those are said to indestructible, it makes sense.
** In the movie 'Curse of the Blood Rubies', Yamcha's history as a thief [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Za3hWHlC8s pays off]].



* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Joey uses the trap card "Silver Dollar" to stop Siegfried's attack. This results in a silver dollar in Sasuke Samurai's shirt blocking Valkyrie Erste's sword.

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* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Joey uses Also done in an episode of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' when a boy is saved from a bullet by having a locket with a picture of his deceased mother hidden underneath his shirt. Made more poignant by the trap card "Silver Dollar" fact that this locket had been a point of strife between the boy and his brother, who had held a grudge against their mother for a certain misunderstanding. Adding to stop Siegfried's attack. This results the EmotionalTorque is that the bullet causes the locket, which was stuck up to that point, to open, its contents clearing up the misunderstanding.
** Done
in the bonus OVA ''Yet Another Man's Battlefield'', with Mustang surviving because his state alchemist pocketwatch stopped the bullet.
* A bag of gold coins takes
a silver dollar bullet for Tetsuro early in Sasuke Samurai's shirt blocking Valkyrie Erste's sword. ''Anime/GalaxyExpress999''.



* At the end of ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'', Nanashi and Luo Lang's sword duel ends when they both stab each other in the chest at the same time, they collapse to the ground both seemingly dying, it is then revealed that Nanashi survived because Lang had stabbed the gem Kotaro had given him earlier as payment for being his bodyguard which caused his sword to miss his heart.
* At the finale of the ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' Death Gun arc, [[spoiler: Kirito is stabbed by Kyoji with a lethal drug. The syringe is stopped by an electrode that had been left on when he ran to Shino's house from the hospital.]]

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* At In ''Anime/GunXSword'', a turtle (conveniently hanging around her chest) saves Wendy's life within the end first 2 minutes of ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'', Nanashi the first episode, and Luo Lang's sword duel ends when they both stab each other the damned thing shows up in every episode with that hole in its shell.
* The ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' manga has Rally surviving a bullet to the side thanks to the bullet having to penetrate a collapsible rifle stowed in her jacket -- along with her car's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roll_cage roll cage]].'' The rifle is left with a bullet hole
in the chest stock and barrel, and Rally is left with broken ribs as it was a fired from a ''[[{{BFG}} fourteen-inch .45 Desert Eagle]].''
** Once Rally is forced to shoot Roy, but deliberately aims
at the same time, they collapse revolver in his shoulder holster.
** There's also one time when she takes control of an assassin's arm and forces her
to empty her magazine right at her chest... where she put a paperback novel just for the ground both seemingly dying, it is then revealed purpose. Justified by the circumstances; May was being held hostage in their hotel room and started TalkingThroughTechnique -- referring to a "favorite piece" when she knows fully well that Nanashi Rally is using a cheap throwaway gun due to her license being suspended. Rally thus realizes this, and makes the logical assumption of an assassin using a silenced small-caliber pistol.
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** In part 3 Jotaro
survived a storm of knives thrown at him by Dio during a [[TimeStandsStill timestop]] because Lang of his [[NiceHat hat]] and several copies of Shonen Jump he had stabbed stuffed in his jacket (the fact his stand was able to move for 1 second during the gem Kotaro had given him earlier as payment timestop and deflect half of the knives helped, but he still would have died were it not for being his bodyguard which the hat and magazines).
** In Part 4, happen to Kira (the BigBad). After Hayato Kawajiri uses the time loop
caused by "Bites the Dust" to spill hot coffee on Kira, he puts his sword to miss wrist watch inside of his heart.
* At the finale
shirt pocket instead of the ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' Death Gun arc, [[spoiler: Kirito is stabbed by Kyoji wearing it on his burned wrist. It saves his life when Hayato later tries to kill him with a lethal drug. The syringe is Stray Cat's air bullets.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' while taking on [[BigBad Byakuran]], Tsuna was losing badly. An attack from Byakuran almost pierced Tsuna through the heart, only to be
stopped by Lanchia's Ring, an electrode object last seen 140 chapters earlier.
* ''Anime/LupinIII'':
** In ''Anime/LupinIIIIslandOfAssassins'', Zenigata is shot in the opening segment, and the bullet hits the badge in his pocket. While it keeps the shot from being ''instantly'' fatal, it still injures him severely. He's hospitalized immediately, but still flatlines.
** The movie ''Anime/LupinIIIMissedByADollar'' has a more plausible example, with a bullet bouncing off of Lupin's gun. Unfortunately, the animators depict the bullet (in a slow-motion flashback) bouncing off at an angle
that had would have buried it in Lupin's head...
* In ''Manga/MaidenRose'', the [[MementoMacguffin textbook Taki wrote in]] slows down the bullets that Klaus takes at point-blank range in Volume 2, causing the wounds to be non-fatal.
* An example in a later episode of ''Manga/MiracleGirls'' where Mikage gets saved from a knife hurled by [[spoiler:Takamura using psychic powers]] because it hits the pocket watch she got from Kurashige.
* In a pinch, Rin Asougi of ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses a hotel Bible to block a bullet from an assassin's small calibur, silenced pistol. And then dug out the bullet and threw it into the assassin's face, blinding her in one eye.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' gives us Aina's pocket watch/locket, which saves her from a bullet by hanging in front of her heart during the final episode.
* In ''Manga/OutlawStar'', Gene takes a surprise shot to the gut that fortunately only succeeds in ruining his rather bulky PDA.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Blue would have
been left on when he ran killed off by a RazorWind aimed at his heart had it not been blocked by a pendant given to Shino's house him by Professor Oak/his Grandpa.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Ahiru fends of a sword attack
from Fakir ([[ItMakesSenseInContext don't ask]]) with a PaperFanOfDoom.
* In
the hospital.]]first episode of ''Anime/RODTheTV'', the paper sisters are flying alongside Nenene's plane, trying to save the author from an assassin. The youngest pokes her head out to look in windows, and we see the assassin shoot at the girl a few times, breaking windows of the airplane. The girl ducks back into the paper beast, readying her rescue attempt, and, after Nenene is saved, reveals the signed copy of Nenene's book, with a huge bullet hole through the cover, digging down through most of the book. She then says, "You need to write thicker books, my defense isn't so good..." Subverted as the Paper Sisters have control over the elemental powers of paper, and use loose sheets of paper to stop bombs exploding, amongst other things.
* In the ''Manga/RedRiver'' manga, Kail was saved from a fatal arrow strike, thanks to Yuri's letter to him being conveniently kept and shattered near his heart. This letter was a clay tablet, however, and he still had a nasty wound from it afterwards.



* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', Dante gets possessed by a cursed pocket watch he was wearing as a necklace. Lady shoots him and he falls, but when the demon who set this up shows up to gloat, Dante gets up and reveals Lady's bullet destroyed the pocket watch and snapped him out of it. Slightly subverted because Dante points out the bullet actually penetrated the pocket watch and hit his heart anyway, but the bullet was slowed down enough that it just bruised his heart (which really hurt) instead of penetrating it. A simple matter for his HealingFactor to fix.

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* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', Dante gets possessed by ''Manga/SailorMoon'' is forced to stab a cursed pocket watch BrainwashedAndCrazy [[JamesBondage Mamoru]] in the chest, and she's so traumatized that she attempts suicide... except he lived because the sword was wearing as a necklace. Lady shoots him stopped by the crystallized forms of the Shitennou, and he falls, but when she did too because the demon who set this up shows up to gloat, Dante gets up and reveals Lady's bullet destroyed blade hit the pocket watch and snapped him out Mamoru had let her borrow.
* One chapter
of it. Slightly subverted because Dante the ''Anime/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' manga has a bullet intended for the title character getting stopped by a "No War" button one of his students pinned on his back.
* Parodied in ''Manga/{{Senyuu}}''. A character claims to have been saved from a spear by a memento dagger in his front pocket, but Hero
points out that everyone saw him get ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. He refuses to admit that he died and had an UnexplainedRecovery.
* At the finale of the ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'' Death Gun arc, [[spoiler: Kirito is stabbed by Kyoji with a lethal drug. The syringe is stopped by an electrode that had been left on when he ran to Shino's house from the hospital.]]
* At the end of ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'', Nanashi and Luo Lang's sword duel ends when they both stab each other in the chest at the same time, they collapse to the ground both seemingly dying, it is then revealed that Nanashi survived because Lang had stabbed the gem Kotaro had given him earlier as payment for being his bodyguard which caused his sword to miss his heart.
* In ''Manga/{{Trigun}}: Badlands Rumble'', Vash is saved from a gunshot wound to the heart by a rock-hard chunk of [[HorseOfADifferentColor Tomas]] meat that he'd tried and failed to get an edible knife scraping off of earlier in the movie.
* In ''Anime/TheUnlimitedHyoubuKyousuke'', Andy's PowerLimiter stops a bullet from [[spoiler:his boss's attempt at YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness]]. Rather impressive, since the savior trinket is about the size and shape of a quarter; he's lucky
the bullet actually penetrated didn't force the pocket watch and hit whole thing partway into his heart anyway, but chest.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Joey uses
the bullet was slowed down enough that it just bruised his heart (which really hurt) instead of penetrating it. A simple matter for his HealingFactor trap card "Silver Dollar" to fix.stop Siegfried's attack. This results in a silver dollar in Sasuke Samurai's shirt blocking Valkyrie Erste's sword.
7th Nov '16 8:49:36 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'': In "The Vampire of Malvescu", Willy is saved when a bullet fired at him hit the tin mug he was holding. Justified by the bullet being a soft nose that deformed on hitting the mug and lodged in the far wall. The mug still hit him with enough force to knock him out and break a rib.

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In "The Vampire of Malvescu", Willy is saved when a bullet fired at him hit the tin mug he was holding. Justified by the bullet being a soft nose that deformed on hitting the mug and lodged in the far wall. The mug still hit him with enough force to knock him out and break a rib.rib.
** In "The Killing Distance", Sir Gerald (barely) survives a sniper's bullet when it deflects of a medal on the costume he was wearing.
2nd Nov '16 10:51:24 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Lone Witness", a killer takes a shot at the grocery delivery boy who witnessed the crime. The bullet is stopped by the sack of sugar in the box of groceries he is carrying.
28th Oct '16 8:54:30 PM eroock
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** In "Benderama", Bender is shot and the bullet is stopped by a Bible he had in his compartment. The tiny Bender clone inside said Bible, however, wasn't so lucky.

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** In "Benderama", "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E17Benderama Benderama]]", Bender is shot and the bullet is stopped by a Bible he had in his compartment. The tiny Bender clone inside said Bible, however, wasn't so lucky.
17th Sep '16 5:40:45 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/BatLash'' #2, a young girl is saved from a bullet when it hits the doll she is carrying. Earlier, her father (who was a USMarshal) had hidden his metal cigar case inside the doll; the case containing proof that the local undertaker was running guns to the Indians. The bullet bounces off the case.
11th Sep '16 12:47:49 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', Dante gets possessed by a cursed pocket watch he was wearing as a necklace. Lady shoots him and he falls, but when the demon who set this up shows up to gloat, Dante gets up and reveals Lady's bullet destroyed the pocket watch and snapped him out of it. Slightly subverted because Dante points out the bullet actually penetrated the pocket watch and hit his heart anyway, but the bullet was slowed down enough that it just bruised his heart (which really hurt) instead of penetrating it. A simple matter for his HealingFactor to fix.
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