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24th Jun '16 5:27:09 PM Goldfritha
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Inverted.

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Inverted.[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160624#.V23PQKKl-Uk Inverte]]d.
24th Jun '16 7:56:43 AM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Inverted.
-->'''Bang:''' ...um, what are you doing?\\
'''Mook:''' If you shoot, I may be able to protect the book by ''stopping the bullet with my heart!''\\
'''Gil:''' See? I ''told'' you they were with the library!
19th Jun '16 12:49:20 PM Zoriax91
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* In a ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' story, Groucho gets saved from a bullet to the heart by the Bible he had previously stuffed in his jacket, and [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the cliche. Then he reveals that he has at least seven other books inside his jacket.
19th Jun '16 12:05:16 AM nombretomado
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* An assassin shot TheodoreRoosevelt in 1912. Fortunately, the bullet was prevented from penetrating too deeply by several layers of clothing, a steel eyeglass case and a massive folded speech in his jacket. The bullet penetrated him anyway and hit a rib, but since he wasn't coughing up any blood, he gave his 90-minute speech from memory anyway (the speech papers were ruined) before seeking treatment. He famously began his speech, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!"

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* An assassin shot TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt in 1912. Fortunately, the bullet was prevented from penetrating too deeply by several layers of clothing, a steel eyeglass case and a massive folded speech in his jacket. The bullet penetrated him anyway and hit a rib, but since he wasn't coughing up any blood, he gave his 90-minute speech from memory anyway (the speech papers were ruined) before seeking treatment. He famously began his speech, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose!"
16th Jun '16 4:51:49 PM MajinAkuma
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku survives a blast to the chest because he had a Dragon Ball 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.]]

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Goku survives a blast Tao Pai Pai's Dodonpa to the chest because he had a the [[MementoMacGuffin 4-Star Dragon Ball 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.]]off]].
12th Jun '16 8:58:33 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Literature/EndOfWatch'', the villain shoots a former co-worker point-blank and leaves her for dead. While the bullet did penetrate enough to cause blood loss, several layers of clothes and an almost absurd number of objects in her breast pocket kept the impact from being lethal.
7th Jun '16 9:11:11 AM Doug86
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* Bill Mauldin drew a ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe'' cartoon during WorldWarII that shows a soldier writing a letter to Margaret Mitchell, author of ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. The letter's opening makes it clear her book saved his life during the invasion of Italy.

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* Bill Mauldin drew a ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe'' cartoon during WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII that shows a soldier writing a letter to Margaret Mitchell, author of ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. The letter's opening makes it clear her book saved his life during the invasion of Italy.



* In ''The Secret Diary of Literature/AdrianMole, Aged 13¾'', Bert Baxter shows Adrian a pocket Bible with a bullet hole, which, he claims, saved his life in WorldWarI. Adrian notices that the Bible was printed in 1956.

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* In ''The Secret Diary of Literature/AdrianMole, Aged 13¾'', Bert Baxter shows Adrian a pocket Bible with a bullet hole, which, he claims, saved his life in WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Adrian notices that the Bible was printed in 1956.



* Averted in ''Once There Was a War'' by Creator/{{JohnSteinbeck}}, a WorldWarII non-fiction book.:

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* Averted in ''Once There Was a War'' by Creator/{{JohnSteinbeck}}, a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII non-fiction book.:



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



* Daniel Inoyue, U.S. Senator from Hawaii served in WorldWarII, in the famous 442nd Infantry Regiment. Once, while leading an attack a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by the two silver dollars he had in his shirt pocket.

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* Daniel Inoyue, U.S. Senator from Hawaii served in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, in the famous 442nd Infantry Regiment. Once, while leading an attack a shot struck him in the chest directly above his heart, but the bullet was stopped by the two silver dollars he had in his shirt pocket.



* Lucien Neuwirth (French politician mostly know for the promulgation of a law allowing oral contraception in France), member of LaResistance then Free French Army during WorldWarII, was shot by a German firing squad and survived thanks to his wallet.

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* Lucien Neuwirth (French politician mostly know for the promulgation of a law allowing oral contraception in France), member of LaResistance then Free French Army during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, was shot by a German firing squad and survived thanks to his wallet.
30th May '16 7:12:27 PM LTR
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* In addition to killing Abraham Lincoln, Booth and his co-conspirators were going to kill the Vice President and the bedridden Secretary of State. Secretary Seward's jaw splint allegedly saved his life by blocking a knife wound to the jugular.

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* In addition to killing Abraham Lincoln, Booth and his co-conspirators were going to kill the Vice President and the bedridden Secretary of State. State, William Seward. Secretary Seward's jaw had a large splint on it at the time from an accident, and it allegedly saved his life by blocking a knife wound keeping his knife-wielding assassin from being able to hit him in the jugular.jugular, though he did suffer very serious wounds.
28th May '16 9:58:27 AM Winter
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* Bill Mauldin drew a cartoon during WorldWarII that shows a soldier writing a letter to Margaret Mitchell, author of ''GoneWithTheWind''. The letter's opening makes it clear her book saved his life during the invasion of Italy.

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* Bill Mauldin drew a ''ComicStrip/WillieAndJoe'' cartoon during WorldWarII that shows a soldier writing a letter to Margaret Mitchell, author of ''GoneWithTheWind''.''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. The letter's opening makes it clear her book saved his life during the invasion of Italy.
15th May '16 8:23:03 PM foxley
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** In "K is for Kill: Tiger by the Tail", Steed is saved by because he is a gentleman. Although he doesn't smoke, he carries a cigarette case for those of his friends who do, and an assassin's bullet strikes the cigarette case.
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