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26th Aug '16 11:40:21 PM foxley
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One commonly-used justification is that it's an attempted assassination; UsefulNotes/{{Silencers}} only work with subsonic rounds(any supersonic round makes a loud crack as it [[ShapedLikeItself breaks the sound barrier]]) meaning appropriate bullets can thus be rendered nonlethal by many everyday objects capable of fitting into a pocket.

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One commonly-used justification is that it's an attempted assassination; UsefulNotes/{{Silencers}} only work with subsonic rounds(any rounds (any supersonic round makes a loud crack as it [[ShapedLikeItself breaks the sound barrier]]) meaning appropriate bullets can thus be rendered nonlethal by many everyday objects capable of fitting into a pocket.


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* ''Series/NewTricks'': Ted Case's lucky charm is a cigarette case that stopped a bullet and saved his life. He goes into a mild panic when he loses it in "Life Expectancy".
23rd Aug '16 6:07:14 AM JackG
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See BulletproofVest for things that are ''supposed'' to stop bullets.[[note]]Some of which in real life, incidentally, are fitted with protective ceramic plates stowed ''in pockets''.[[/note]] Compare ConcealmentEqualsCover, where the hero is protected by something that isn't in their pocket. If bullets are stopped by an unwilling {{Mook}} or bystander, that's a BulletproofHumanShield. For other uses for books, see UsefulBook. For intentional versions with (usually) larger objects, see ImprovisedArmour.

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See BulletproofVest for things that are ''supposed'' to stop bullets.[[note]]Some of which in real life, incidentally, are fitted with protective ceramic plates stowed ''in pockets''.[[/note]] Compare ConcealmentEqualsCover, where the hero is protected by something that isn't in their pocket. If bullets are stopped by an unwilling {{Mook}} or bystander, that's a BulletproofHumanShield. For other uses for books, see UsefulBook. For intentional versions with (usually) larger objects, see ImprovisedArmour.
ImprovisedArmour. Invariably leads to a WardrobeWound.
15th Aug '16 1:10:07 AM foxley
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* ''Film/SuicideSquad'': While assaulting the federal building, Captain Boomerang gets stabbed in the chest by one of the zombies. After he cuts the zombie's head off, it is revealed he was saved by a huge wad of cash he has stashed in his jacket.
6th Aug '16 11:57:49 AM Antigone3
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** During a final season revisit, Jamie and Adam took a second look at "Zippo lighter stops a bullet". While a bullet fired straight at the lighter went straight through, a ricocheted shot only dented it, earning Zippos a "Plausible".
4th Aug '16 8:50:01 PM Kalaong
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One commonly-used justification is that it's an attempted assassination; UsefulNotes/{{Silencers}} are much more effective on subsonic rounds -- the kind of bullets that can be considered silent can thus be rendered nonlethal by many everyday objects.

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One commonly-used justification is that it's an attempted assassination; UsefulNotes/{{Silencers}} are much more effective on only work with subsonic rounds -- rounds(any supersonic round makes a loud crack as it [[ShapedLikeItself breaks the kind of sound barrier]]) meaning appropriate bullets that can be considered silent can thus be rendered nonlethal by many everyday objects.
objects capable of fitting into a pocket.



* Creator/StephenKing also used this in his early novel ''Literature/{{Rage}}'': the protagonist survives being shot by a police sniper because he dropped his locker-padlock into his breast pocket. He suffers shrapnel-damage and severe bruising.

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* Creator/StephenKing also used this in his early novel ''Literature/{{Rage}}'': the protagonist survives being shot by a police sniper because he dropped the padlock from his locker-padlock locker into his breast pocket. He {{Lampshaded}} as the protagonist has a FlashForward to seeing a commercial where the same brand of padlock survives being shot with a rifle - and {{Stress Vomit}}s as it reminds him of getting shot. ZigZagged in that he still suffers shrapnel-damage shrapnel damage and severe bruising.a broken rib.
4th Aug '16 8:07:25 PM Thainen
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* ''ComicBook/IKilledAdolfHitler'': Hitler is saved by (of course) a copy of Mein Kampf in his pocket.
1st Aug '16 5:29:27 AM Morgenthaler
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** Parodied when a villain shoots at Agent Smart and he holds up a book to stop the bullet. The villain asks how Smart knew that would save him, and Smart says back, "Nobody gets through ''WarAndPeace''!"

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** Parodied when a villain shoots at Agent Smart and he holds up a book to stop the bullet. The villain asks how Smart knew that would save him, and Smart says back, "Nobody gets through ''WarAndPeace''!"''Literature/WarAndPeace''!"
4th Jul '16 1:01:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** This is also used in the Benizakura arc: when Katsura is supposedly killed by Nizou, [[BigDamnHeroes he shows up later on to save the day.]] The reason why he survived was that he carried an old textbook of [[TheObiWan his beloved teacher]] around. It's the same story for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Takasugi]].

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** This is also used in the Benizakura arc: when Katsura is supposedly killed by Nizou, [[BigDamnHeroes he shows up later on to save the day.]] The reason why he survived was that he carried an old textbook of [[TheObiWan his beloved teacher]] teacher around. It's the same story for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Takasugi]].
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!
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