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* Attempted on Thanos in ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'': Doctor Strange restrains his left arm with magical ropes, Drax kicks the back of his knee to force him to the ground, Mantis sedates him with her empathic abilities [[note]]In the last movie she appeared in, this alone was able to put a ''planet'' to sleep instantly; here, he is still conscious and fighting against it[[/note]], and Spider-Man and Iron Man both try to pull off the Infinity Gauntlet. All this just to [[BroughtDownToBadass be able to damage him]], and [[spoiler:it fails when Star-Lord discovers Thanos had to kill Gamora to get the Soul Stone and he punches him in the face, interrupting Mantis's empathic sleep]].
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** Even Rasputin's initial death qualifies. According to Professor Bruttenholm, he was poisoned, shot, stabbed, clubbed, castrated and finally drowned.
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* Although he eventually becomes a superpowered zombie, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'''s Jason Voorhees is a mortal man up until ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' of his franchise (although [[spoiler:he wasn't the killer in parts [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 one]] and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning five]]]]). [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 He drowns]], gets [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 cleaved through the chest]], takes an [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII axe to the skull]], and finally gets his head entirely ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter impaled]]'' with a machete. And even then he twitches, causing Tommy Jarvis to stab him about a dozen more times. He suffers the most damage in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood'' where he gets electrocuted, hanged, has a roof fall on him, hit by nails, doused in gasoline and set on fire. That ''still'' doesn't beat him as he's finally [[spoiler:drowned]].

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* Although he eventually becomes a superpowered zombie, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'''s Jason Voorhees is a mortal man up until ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' of his franchise (although [[spoiler:he wasn't the killer in parts [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 one]] and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning five]]]]). [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 He drowns]], gets [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 cleaved through the chest]], a machete slammed into his shoulder]], takes an [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII axe to the skull]], and finally gets his head entirely ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter impaled]]'' with a machete. And even then he twitches, causing Tommy Jarvis to stab him about a dozen more times. He suffers the most damage in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood'' where he gets electrocuted, hanged, has a roof fall on him, hit by nails, doused in gasoline and set on fire. That ''still'' doesn't beat him as he's finally [[spoiler:drowned]].
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However, his killers wanted to portray him as [[LegionsOfHell a near-indestructible son of Satan]], so they made up an elaborate story about how he survived poison, beating, and bullet wounds only to drown in the Neva. Later embellishments by Yusupov (he thought up a new one every time he was short on money) even had Rasputin dying of ''hypothermia'', having attempted to claw through the ice that covered him, and to top it off, when they cremated him, his body was trying to get up again as it burned.[[note]]It should be noted that the use of a .455 Webley pistol suggests it may have been a British intelligence agent, so even the real version is pretty cool.[[/note]]

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However, his killers wanted to portray him as [[LegionsOfHell [[TheLegionsOfHell a near-indestructible son of Satan]], so they made up an elaborate story about how he survived poison, beating, and bullet wounds only to drown in the Neva. Later embellishments by Yusupov (he thought up a new one every time he was short on money) even had Rasputin dying of ''hypothermia'', having attempted to claw through the ice that covered him, and to top it off, when they cremated him, his body was trying to get up again as it burned.[[note]]It should be noted that the use of a .455 Webley pistol suggests it may have been a British intelligence agent, so even the real version is pretty cool.[[/note]]



* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamOO'', there are two deaths in Season 1 that might qualify. The first is Lockon's death, the second it Alejandro's.

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamOO'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', there are two deaths in Season 1 that might qualify. The first is Lockon's death, the second it Alejandro's.



* Yuuto Kigai goes through this in the ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' movie. First, he's impaled by Fuuma through the stomach with the [[{{BFS}} Shinken]], but that doesn't kill him. Then, he has [[AnArmandALeg his right arm blown off]] but that ''still'' doesn't kill him and he can even speak to his soon-to-be killer. ''Then'', he's telekinetically tossed against the Super Computer known as The Beast, which causes him to be subjected to ''massive'' ElectricTorture ''and'' also causes Beast's owner, Satsuki, to be electrocuted to death. Only '''then''', he dies.

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* Yuuto Kigai goes through this in the ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' ''Manga/{{X 1999}}'' movie. First, he's impaled by Fuuma through the stomach with the [[{{BFS}} Shinken]], but that doesn't kill him. Then, he has [[AnArmandALeg his right arm blown off]] but that ''still'' doesn't kill him and he can even speak to his soon-to-be killer. ''Then'', he's telekinetically tossed against the Super Computer known as The Beast, which causes him to be subjected to ''massive'' ElectricTorture ''and'' also causes Beast's owner, Satsuki, to be electrocuted to death. Only '''then''', he dies.



* The Anti-Monitor in ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. Jiminy Christmas, but he was a doozy to take down, and then to make him ''stay'' down: First, he was assaulted by pretty much every last surviving hero from several universes (which did dick-all); the first one to get to him was Doctor Light, who hit him with the energy of a ''star'' after he had his power drained by Alex Luthor. Then, he was poisoned by Earth's wizards, who had magically altered his minions, the shadow demons, which he absorbed to replenish his power. Then, Franchise/{{Superman}} hit him with a bunch of asteroids and a ''moon''. When he came back for more, frickin' ''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'' blasted him using Alex as a conduit, which caused the Anti-Monitor to fall into a star. When he flew out again as a ball of plasma, still screaming bloody murder, Superman finally shattered him into smithereens.
** He still came back, years later, in Green Lantern Comics... it seems he's simply an integral part of his evil universe, and will be reborn even when killed for real.

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* The Anti-Monitor in ''Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. Jiminy Christmas, but he was a doozy to take down, and then to make him ''stay'' down: First, he was assaulted by pretty much every last surviving hero from several universes (which did dick-all); the first one to get to him was Doctor Light, who hit him with the energy of a ''star'' after he had his power drained by Alex Luthor. Then, he was poisoned by Earth's wizards, who had magically altered his minions, the shadow demons, which he absorbed to replenish his power. Then, Franchise/{{Superman}} hit him with a bunch of asteroids and a ''moon''. When he came back for more, frickin' ''{{ComicBook/Darkseid}}'' blasted him using Alex as a conduit, which caused the Anti-Monitor to fall into a star. When he flew out again as a ball of plasma, still screaming bloody murder, Superman finally shattered him into smithereens.
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smithereens. He still came back, years later, in Green Lantern Comics... it seems he's simply an integral part of his evil universe, and will be reborn even when killed for real.



* The trope is referenced after Colossus (who was thought to be dead after his HeroicSacrifice) came back in Creator/JossWhedon's ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'';

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* The trope is referenced after Colossus ComicBook/{{Colossus}} (who was thought to be dead after his HeroicSacrifice) came back in Creator/JossWhedon's ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'';



* ''ComicBook/Batman'' has the death of [[spoiler:the fifth ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Damian Wayne]]. His had back broken, was riddled with arrows, thrown through a wall and remained DefiantToTheEnd, only succumbing after being stabbed through the heart. [[spoiler:Kid's]] got ''guts''.

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* ''ComicBook/Batman'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' has the death of [[spoiler:the fifth ComicBook/{{Robin}}, Damian Wayne]]. His He had his back broken, was riddled with arrows, thrown through a wall and remained DefiantToTheEnd, only succumbing after being stabbed through the heart. [[spoiler:Kid's]] got ''guts''.



* Amilyn the Vampire in the ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', played by Creator/PaulReubens (Pee-wee Herman), begins to grunt and flail in an over the top mocking "death" scene when staked. Continues to grunt and flail for a minute, realises that the Slayer and his master are watching him, with disapproving looks. At the end of the film, now that his master is apparently dead and the Slayer is long gone, he opens his eyes again and starts doing his fake "death" scene again. "Death" groans continue throughout the credits.

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* Amilyn the Vampire in the ''Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', played by Creator/PaulReubens (Pee-wee Herman), Creator/PaulReubens, begins to grunt and flail in an over the top mocking "death" scene when staked. Continues to grunt and flail for a minute, realises that the Slayer and his master are watching him, with disapproving looks. At the end of the film, now that his master is apparently dead and the Slayer is long gone, he opens his eyes again and starts doing his fake "death" scene again. "Death" groans continue throughout the credits.



* Ajax from ''Film/{{Troy}}'' takes two spears to the gut, keeps fighting, and isn't brought down until Hector stabs him with a sword. And he still gets another brutal blow in before falling.

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* ''Film/{{Troy}}'':
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Ajax from ''Film/{{Troy}}'' takes two spears to the gut, keeps fighting, and isn't brought down until Hector stabs him with a sword. And he still gets another brutal blow in before falling.



* In TheMovie of ''Film/DeadLikeMe'', Cameron gets this treatment. As a reaper with powerful regenerative abilities, the group has to restrain him, dismember him, burn the body parts, and load the ashes into a capsule that is subsequently ''launched into space''.

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* In TheMovie of ''Film/DeadLikeMe'', ''Series/DeadLikeMe'', Cameron gets this treatment. As a reaper with powerful regenerative abilities, the group has to restrain him, dismember him, burn the body parts, and load the ashes into a capsule that is subsequently ''launched into space''.



* Although he eventually becomes a superpowered zombie, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'''s Jason Voorhees is a mortal man up until ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' of his franchise (although [[spoiler:he wasn't the killer in parts [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 one]] and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning five]]]]). [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 He drowns]], gets [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 cleaved through the chest]], takes an [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII axe to the skull]], and finally gets his head entirely ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter impaled]]'' with a machete. And even then he twitches, causing Tommy Jarvis to stab him about a dozen more times.
** He suffers the most damage in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood'' where he gets electrocuted, hanged, has a roof fall on him, hit by nails, doused in gasoline and set on fire. That ''still'' doesn't beat him as he's finally [[spoiler:drowned]].

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* Although he eventually becomes a superpowered zombie, ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'''s Jason Voorhees is a mortal man up until ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Part VI]]'' of his franchise (although [[spoiler:he wasn't the killer in parts [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 one]] and [[Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning five]]]]). [[Film/FridayThe13th1980 He drowns]], gets [[Film/FridayThe13thPart2 cleaved through the chest]], takes an [[Film/FridayThe13thPartIII axe to the skull]], and finally gets his head entirely ''[[Film/FridayThe13thTheFinalChapter impaled]]'' with a machete. And even then he twitches, causing Tommy Jarvis to stab him about a dozen more times.
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times. He suffers the most damage in ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIITheNewBlood'' where he gets electrocuted, hanged, has a roof fall on him, hit by nails, doused in gasoline and set on fire. That ''still'' doesn't beat him as he's finally [[spoiler:drowned]].



* While the ''Indominus rex'' in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' takes a a lot of pummeling throughout the course of the film (such as taking several point-blank head shots from a combat shotgun, and getting hit in the face by an ''Ankylosaurus'' tail club), in the last act she endures a truly absurd amount of punishment before she's killed. First she takes dozens of bullets from a barrage of assault rifles, shotguns, and machine guns, and tanks a shot from a rocket launcher before fleeing. In the final battle, she successively gets mauled by a pack of ''Velociraptor'' while being shot at by a semi-automatic rifle designed for large game, gets her throat ripped at by a ''Tyrannosaurus'', and then facing off against a ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Velociraptor'' tag-team fight, during which she has her face smashed into buildings and several pieces of metal rebar speared into her. What finally finishes her off is the ''Moasasaurus'' jumping out of her lagoon and dragging the ''I. rex'' to a watery grave.

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* While the ''Indominus rex'' in ''Film/JurassicWorld'' takes a a lot of pummeling throughout the course of the film (such as taking several point-blank head shots from a combat shotgun, and getting hit in the face by an ''Ankylosaurus'' tail club), in the last act she endures a truly absurd amount of punishment before she's killed. First she takes dozens of bullets from a barrage of assault rifles, shotguns, and machine guns, and tanks a shot from a rocket launcher before fleeing. In the final battle, she successively gets mauled by a pack of ''Velociraptor'' while being shot at by a semi-automatic rifle designed for large game, gets her throat ripped at by a ''Tyrannosaurus'', and then facing off against a ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Velociraptor'' tag-team fight, during which she has her face smashed into buildings and several pieces of metal rebar speared into her. What finally finishes her off is the ''Moasasaurus'' jumping out of her lagoon and dragging the ''I. rex'' to a watery grave.



* In the Filipino [[HistoricalFiction historical epic]] ''Film/HeneralLuna'', the eponymous General Antonio Luna's death is absolutely this. The man survives several gunshots at point blank range from over half a dozen assassins - at least two to the chest, and one to the ''right eye'', in addition to a truly impressive number of machete slashes - while still blindly attempting to counterattack, before being shot in the side of the head. [[spoiler: He moves a few seconds later, just enough to scare the killers into [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure delivering another headshot.]]]] This is an ordinary human fueled by pure dogged stubbornness.[[note]]This scene is actually based on (possibly embellished, but at this point, almost no one cares because of how badass it is) historical accounts stating that the real-life General was found with ''over thirty wounds'' on his corpse.[[/note]]



* In the Filipino [[HistoricalFiction historical epic]] ''Film/HeneralLuna'', the eponymous General Antonio Luna's death is absolutely this. The man survives several gunshots at point blank range from over half a dozen assassins - at least two to the chest, and one to the ''right eye'', in addition to a truly impressive number of machete slashes - while still blindly attempting to counterattack, before being shot in the side of the head. [[spoiler: He moves a few seconds later, just enough to scare the killers into [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure delivering another headshot.]]]] This is an ordinary human fueled by pure dogged stubbornness.[[note]]This scene is actually based on (possibly embellished, but at this point, almost no one cares because of how badass it is) historical accounts stating that the real-life General was found with ''over thirty wounds'' on his corpse.[[/note]]



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': In ''The Horse and His Boy'', Lasaraleen attempts to keep a secret by threatening something like this to her servants, though considering her airhead personality it may be mostly a matter of not bothering to think before opening her mouth:

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': In ''The Horse and His Boy'', ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'', Lasaraleen attempts to keep a secret by threatening something like this to her servants, though considering her airhead personality it may be mostly a matter of not bothering to think before opening her mouth:



* Lorenzo "Happy" Morales from the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Ending Happy". The drugged-up ex-boxer passes out on his favorite prostitute's bed, and is injected with snake venom by her and an accomplice. His boss's wife is fed shrimp by his boss, in order to trigger Happy's allergy when they hook up, causing his throat to swell. He's then shot through the throat with a crossbow by one of the people who injected him with snake venom, allowing him to breathe again. He figures out what the prostitute did and goes back to her room angry, and she hits him with a crowbar. Then he staggers off to rest on a chair by the brothel's swimming pool, and leans over to pick up a cigarette. The chair collapses under his weight and drops him into the pool, wherein he finally drowns.\\
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The entire episode basically consists of YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle as each suspect is cleared of actually landing the killing blow and ends with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Doc Robbins sighing as he lists the various "mitigating factors" in his report]].

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* Lorenzo "Happy" Morales from the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' episode "Ending Happy". The drugged-up ex-boxer passes out on his favorite prostitute's bed, and is injected with snake venom by her and an accomplice. His boss's wife is fed shrimp by his boss, in order to trigger Happy's allergy when they hook up, causing his throat to swell. He's then shot through the throat with a crossbow by one of the people who injected him with snake venom, allowing him to breathe again. He figures out what the prostitute did and goes back to her room angry, and she hits him with a crowbar. Then he staggers off to rest on a chair by the brothel's swimming pool, and leans over to pick up a cigarette. The chair collapses under his weight and drops him into the pool, wherein he finally drowns.\\
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The entire episode basically consists of YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle as each suspect is cleared of actually landing the killing blow and ends with [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Doc Robbins sighing as he lists the various "mitigating factors" in his report]].



* The BodyOfTheWeek of the Series/{{Castle}} episode "Pandora" was found shot, stabbed, strangled, and with a pencil shoved into the side of his neck, before having been thrown out of a fourth floor window to the ground below. Quoth Castle, seeing the body: "Gives new meaning to the term, 'overkill.'"

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* The BodyOfTheWeek of the Series/{{Castle}} ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Pandora" was found shot, stabbed, strangled, and with a pencil shoved into the side of his neck, before having been thrown out of a fourth floor window to the ground below. Quoth Castle, seeing the body: "Gives new meaning to the term, 'overkill.'"



* In the Series/{{Sliders}} episode ''The Exodus'', Professor Arturo has his brain fluid sucked out, is shot, and then is finally left behind on a planet which subsequently ''explodes.'' Apparently the actor portraying him didn't get along well with the producers.

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* In the Series/{{Sliders}} ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' episode ''The Exodus'', "The Exodus", Professor Arturo has his brain fluid sucked out, is shot, and then is finally left behind on a planet which subsequently ''explodes.'' Apparently the actor portraying him didn't get along well with the producers.



* OlderThanFeudalism: In Myth/GreekMythology Hercules (or Heracles in Greek) suffered such a fate, likely as there was no real other way to kill [[MadeOfIron somebody like him]]. He donned a garment contaminated with the poisoned blood of the Lernaean Hydra; for anyone else it would have proved fatal but instead Hercules suffered excruciating agony as it tore apart his body. Even as skin peeled from bone, he managed to build himself a funeral pyre by ''tearing down trees'' and ordered his companions to set him ablaze. Apparently being burned alive hurt less than the poison.\\\

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* OlderThanFeudalism: In Myth/GreekMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]] Hercules (or Heracles in Greek) suffered such a fate, likely as there was no real other way to kill [[MadeOfIron somebody like him]]. He donned a garment contaminated with the poisoned blood of the Lernaean Hydra; for anyone else it would have proved fatal but instead Hercules suffered excruciating agony as it tore apart his body. Even as skin peeled from bone, he managed to build himself a funeral pyre by ''tearing down trees'' and ordered his companions to set him ablaze. Apparently being burned alive hurt less than the poison.\\\



* Invoked in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting of ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'': many Darklords are given extremely specific conditions that the party must complete before they can successfully kill them, which can prove rather... annoying. It varies between individuals whether or not they can be "killed" or if they simply turn NighInvulnerable until the proper steps are followed.

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* Invoked in the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting of ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'': many Darklords are given extremely specific conditions that the party must complete before they can successfully kill them, which can prove rather... annoying. It varies between individuals whether or not they can be "killed" or if they simply turn NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le until the proper steps are followed.



* Any ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' character with Supernatural Durability can theoretically take an any amount of punishment before dying. Short of a weapon that vaporizes them in a single hit only one very specific method (e.g. a metal spike through the heart) can ''ever'' actually kill them.

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* Any ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' character with Supernatural Durability can theoretically take an any amount of punishment before dying. Short of a weapon that vaporizes them in a single hit only one very specific method (e.g. a metal spike through the heart) can ''ever'' actually kill them.



* Certain microrganisms pose a quandary when launching lander probes, as they can be extremely hard to kill, even with proper sterilization techniques, presenting a risk of contamination to other planets. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_safensis Bacillus Safensis]], for instance, has been detected in highly protected cleanrooms and documented as resistant to hard vacuum exposure, gamma radiation, uv radiation, and salt-based antimicrobial agents. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade Tardigrade]], or water bear, takes this to the LogicalExtreme by being one of the most NighInvulnerable organisms known. They are capable of surviving at temperatures from absolute zero to 151 °C (304 °F)[[note]] Pure Tin melts at 231°C/449°F, for comparison.[[/note]], exposure to concentrated toxins, pressures several times greater than those at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, hard vacuum, direct prolonged exposure to absurd levels of radiation, dehydration, and lack of food. It is presumed that even if we were to experience an EarthShatteringKaboom, sooner or later water bears would rain down on mars and the moons of the gas giants along with the shrapnel.

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* Certain microrganisms microorganisms pose a quandary when launching lander probes, as they can be extremely hard to kill, even with proper sterilization techniques, presenting a risk of contamination to other planets. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacillus_safensis Bacillus Safensis]], for instance, has been detected in highly protected cleanrooms and documented as resistant to hard vacuum exposure, gamma radiation, uv radiation, and salt-based antimicrobial agents. The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tardigrade Tardigrade]], or water bear, takes this to the LogicalExtreme by being one of the most NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le organisms known. They are capable of surviving at temperatures from absolute zero to 151 °C (304 °F)[[note]] Pure Tin melts at 231°C/449°F, for comparison.[[/note]], exposure to concentrated toxins, pressures several times greater than those at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, hard vacuum, direct prolonged exposure to absurd levels of radiation, dehydration, and lack of food. It is presumed that even if we were to experience an EarthShatteringKaboom, sooner or later water bears would rain down on mars and the moons of the gas giants along with the shrapnel.



* Almost any video game that involves hit points. Whereas most people would DIE from a FATAL WOUND, you don't lose the game [[CriticalExistenceFailure until the final fatal wound drags your HP to 0 or lower]]. Sometimes NOT EVEN THEN. Averted in situations where your character is a OneHitPointWonder, falls into a pit and/or spikes, or gets a NonstandardGameover (like a nuke to the face).

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* Almost any video game that involves hit points. Whereas most people would DIE from a FATAL WOUND, you don't lose the game [[CriticalExistenceFailure until the final fatal wound drags your HP to 0 or lower]]. Sometimes NOT EVEN THEN. Averted in situations where your character is a OneHitPointWonder, falls into a pit and/or spikes, or gets a NonstandardGameover NonstandardGameOver (like a nuke to the face).



* From ''Franchise/MetalGear'':

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** Let's not forget Vamp.

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** Lisa Trevor in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' is shot multiple times with no effect before voluntarily jumping into a bottomless pit. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' reveals she survived that, and takes multiple rockets to the faces and a fallen chandelier before getting blown up with the rest of the mansion, which she presumably did not survive.

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** Lisa Trevor in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' is shot multiple times with no effect before voluntarily jumping into a bottomless pit. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' reveals she survived that, and takes multiple rockets to the faces and a fallen chandelier before getting blown up with the rest of the mansion, which she presumably did not survive.



* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', it takes four phases. First he [[DemonicPossession possesses]] Zelda, gets [[BeatTheCurseOutOfHim beaten out of her]], then transforms into [[OneWingedAngel Ganon]] and recieves another beating from Link. Midna then uses the [[MacGuffin Fused Shadows]] on him, and after predictably surviving that, gets his [[AnnoyingArrows body filled with light arrows]]. He falls off his horse (which looked rather painful as well) and gets in a rather [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome sword fight with Link]] which ends with him getting stabbed through the chest with the Master Sword. Then he STANDS UP, gives his [[FamousLastWords last]] [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil words]], and gets the Triforce of Power taken from him (which had been keeping him alive through all of this). We then see (the dead) Zant break his own neck ([[MindScrew for no explained reason]]), after which Ganondorf eventually dies. He is STILL standing. Not only that, but all of this happens with the wound caused by being impaled, before the game started, by the Sages, who had then sent him to the Twilight Realm. This wound is also the only vulnerable area of his Beast Ganon form.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', it takes four phases. First he [[DemonicPossession possesses]] Zelda, gets [[BeatTheCurseOutOfHim beaten out of her]], then transforms into [[OneWingedAngel Ganon]] and recieves receives another beating from Link. Midna then uses the [[MacGuffin Fused Shadows]] on him, and after predictably surviving that, gets his [[AnnoyingArrows body filled with light arrows]]. He falls off his horse (which looked rather painful as well) and gets in a rather [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome sword fight with Link]] which ends with him getting stabbed through the chest with the Master Sword. Then he STANDS UP, gives his [[FamousLastWords last]] [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil words]], and gets the Triforce of Power taken from him (which had been keeping him alive through all of this). We then see (the dead) Zant break his own neck ([[MindScrew for no explained reason]]), after which Ganondorf eventually dies. He is STILL standing. Not only that, but all of this happens with the wound caused by being impaled, before the game started, by the Sages, who had then sent him to the Twilight Realm. This wound is also the only vulnerable area of his Beast Ganon form.



* A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch features a man trying to shoot a pursuing werewolf. The werewolf tells the man that he can only be killed by a silver bullet. The man's response: Whipping out a chain gun and [[MoreDakka blasting the werewolf with it long enough]] to only leave behind a [[LudicrousGibs thick red paste]] which the man shovels into a bucket, pours gasoline over, [[KillItWithFire sets on fire]], snorts the ashes like cocaine, [[ToiletHumor shits it all out]], and flushes it down the toilet where we see the inner workings of a sewage treatment plant going to work on the remains.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch features a man trying to shoot a pursuing werewolf. The werewolf tells the man that he can only be killed by a silver bullet. The man's response: Whipping out a chain gun and [[MoreDakka blasting the werewolf with it long enough]] to only leave behind a [[LudicrousGibs thick red paste]] which the man shovels into a bucket, pours gasoline over, [[KillItWithFire sets on fire]], snorts the ashes like cocaine, [[ToiletHumor [[ToiletHumour shits it all out]], and flushes it down the toilet where we see the inner workings of a sewage treatment plant going to work on the remains.



* Most anything that starts about halfway through a ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' short.
** Cub tends to through this in any episode that's heavily focused on him & he's usually not even very upset about it if someone gives him a snack. Near the beginning of one episode, he loses his lower half to a garbage disposal before, among other things, almost drowning in the sea before Pop finally gets him home safely. [[spoiler:He then drowns in the bathtub.]]

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* Most anything that starts about halfway through a ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' short.
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short. Cub tends to through this in any episode that's heavily focused on him & he's usually not even very upset about it if someone gives him a snack. Near the beginning of one episode, he loses his lower half to a garbage disposal before, among other things, almost drowning in the sea before Pop finally gets him home safely. [[spoiler:He then drowns in the bathtub.]]



* Although it's not fatal, [[BigBad Vlad]] [[EvilCounterpart Plasmius']] defeat in the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Kindred Spirits" is in a similar vein, as he suffers several attacks which would each defeat a lesser villain. First, he is blasted by a [[BackToBackBadasses double]] [[HandBlast Ghost Ray]] attack from [[TheHero Danny]] and [[spoiler: [[OppositeSexClone Dani]]]]. He gets back up and advances on [[spoiler: Danielle]], intent on revenge... only to get hit with Danny's [[FinishingMove Ghostly Wail]], destroying his lab and throwing the [[spoiler: prime clone's]] tank into him after throwing him into a wall. Again, he gets up and transforms back into ghost form, advancing on the [[NecessaryDrawback now-depleted and helpless]] Danny. Cue [[spoiler: [[BigDamnHeroes Danny's]] [[TrueCompanions friends]] [[CarFu crashing into him with the Spectre Speeder]] ''and'' putting the [[PowerNullifier Spectre Deflector]]]] on him while he's dazed, ''finally'' forcing him to transform back and pass out.
** Also, his [[spoiler: Maddy AI]] adds insult to injury by telling him she preferred [[spoiler: [[MakesSenseInContext the Jack program]]]].

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* Although it's not fatal, [[BigBad Vlad]] [[EvilCounterpart Plasmius']] defeat in the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Kindred Spirits" is in a similar vein, as he suffers several attacks which would each defeat a lesser villain. First, he is blasted by a [[BackToBackBadasses double]] [[HandBlast Ghost Ray]] attack from [[TheHero Danny]] and [[spoiler: [[OppositeSexClone Dani]]]]. He gets back up and advances on [[spoiler: Danielle]], intent on revenge... only to get hit with Danny's [[FinishingMove Ghostly Wail]], destroying his lab and throwing the [[spoiler: prime clone's]] tank into him after throwing him into a wall. Again, he gets up and transforms back into ghost form, advancing on the [[NecessaryDrawback now-depleted and helpless]] Danny. Cue [[spoiler: [[BigDamnHeroes Danny's]] [[TrueCompanions friends]] [[CarFu crashing into him with the Spectre Speeder]] ''and'' putting the [[PowerNullifier Spectre Deflector]]]] on him while he's dazed, ''finally'' forcing him to transform back and pass out.
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out. Also, his [[spoiler: Maddy AI]] adds insult to injury by telling him she preferred [[spoiler: [[MakesSenseInContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Jack program]]]].
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', almost immediately after his MechanicalAbomination form emerges from his cocoon, the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]] fire their powerful lasers at him. Link then duels against him using all manner of melee weapons, arrows, and the {{Bequethed Power}}s of the Champions. He then reforms into his Dark Beast form on Hyrule Field, where Link rides a horse while shooting Light Arrows at weak points Zelda generates. This all allows Zelda to be freed from within Ganon and deal the finishing blow by destroying him with her sealing magic.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', almost immediately after his MechanicalAbomination form emerges from his cocoon, the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]] fire their powerful lasers at him. Link then duels against him using all manner of melee weapons, arrows, and the {{Bequethed {{Bequeathed Power}}s of the Champions. He then reforms into his Dark Beast form on Hyrule Field, where Link rides a horse while shooting Light Arrows at weak points Zelda generates. This all allows Zelda to be freed from within Ganon and deal the finishing blow by destroying him with her sealing magic.
1st May '18 11:55:30 PM Abodos
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', almost immediately after his MechanicalAbomination form emerges from his cocoon, the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]] fire their powerful lasers at him. Link then duels against him using all manner of melee weapons, arrows, and the {{Bequethed Power}}s of the Champions. He then reforms into his Dark Beast form on Hyrule Field, where Link rides a horse while shooting Light Arrows at weak points Zelda generates. This all allows Zelda to be freed from within Ganon and deal the finishing blow by destroying him with her sealing magic.
1st May '18 8:59:14 PM VulgarBee
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* FillerVillain Maki Ichinose from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' got sliced in half, had his sword broken, thus rendering him powerless, and yet he shows up to fight Ichigo alongside Kariya. He then gets stabbed with his own broken sword, and then gets struck by lightning, by Kariya no less.



* Happens to most of the villains of Manga/{{Bleach}} but Ulquiorra stands out thanks to his HealingFactor. He has his arm and lower half of his body torn off and most of his organs are damaged beyond repair before simply coming apart in the wind.

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* Happens to most of the villains of Manga/{{Bleach}} ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' but Ulquiorra stands out thanks to his HealingFactor. He has his arm and lower half of his body torn off and most of his organs are damaged beyond repair before simply coming apart in the wind.


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** FillerVillain Maki Ichinose got sliced in half, had his sword broken, thus rendering him powerless, and yet he shows up to fight Ichigo alongside Kariya. He then gets stabbed with his own broken sword, and then gets struck by lightning, by Kariya no less.
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The trope takes its name from [[DatedHistory a myth spread by Prince Felix Yusupov]] about the assassination of [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]] in 1916 (which many scholars had analyzed and found semi-plausible explanations for how Rasputin could have survived the abuse he was allegedly put through). Ironically, Rasputin's RealLife death wasn't at all Rasputinian; the 1916 autopsy report (as discovered after the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and reviewed by American and Russian doctors in 2002) shows that Rasputin was shot twice in the back, with a final bullet to the head with a .455 Webley which killed him instantly.[[note]]He was probably also poisoned, as this detail dates back to the earliest tales of his death. However according to Yusupov's own testimony, the poison was mixed in with brandy and desserts that probably neutralized the poison entirely with their high sugar content. Rasputin's daughter adds that after being stabbed in the gut a few years prior, Rasputin had hyperacidity and sugar set it off, so he wouldn't have eaten much dessert, if any.[[/note]]

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The trope takes its name from [[DatedHistory a myth spread by Prince Felix Yusupov]] about the assassination of [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Grigori Rasputin]] in 1916 (which many scholars had analyzed and found semi-plausible explanations for how Rasputin could have survived the abuse he was allegedly put through). Ironically, Rasputin's RealLife death wasn't at all Rasputinian; the 1916 autopsy report (as discovered after the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and reviewed by American and Russian doctors in 2002) shows that Rasputin was shot twice in the back, with a final bullet to the head with a .455 Webley which killed him instantly.[[note]]He was probably also poisoned, as this detail dates back to the earliest tales of his death. However according Exactly why the poison didn't seem to work is a subject of contention. According to Yusupov's own testimony, the poison was mixed in with brandy and desserts that probably neutralized the poison entirely with their high sugar content. content, and Rasputin's daughter adds that after being stabbed in the gut a few years prior, Rasputin had hyperacidity and sugar set it off, so he wouldn't have eaten much dessert, if any.any. Another possibility is that the poison, cyanide (which was the fatal poison used in the Jonestown mass murder, and which was mixed with Flavor Aid, which is loaded with sugar, which did nothing to subvert the drug's lethality) works off stomach acid to trigger, and Rasputin's stabbing and the altered state of his digestive system afterwards (due to the semi-crude emergency surgery performed) produced little stomach acid, hence causing the poison to fail. And while Rasputin may have well tried to avoid sweets, he was a massive alcoholic who was constantly drunk out of his gourd and most likely 'drunk-ate' the cakes.[[/note]]
21st Apr '18 8:06:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* Anna's death in '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10309544/1/By-the-Hands-of-the-People By the Hands of the People]]'' is this. The firing squad killed her sister Elsa quickly but somehow they managed to just ''severely'' injure Anna. The soldiers take pity on her and try to kill her instead of let her slowly bleed out, but even ''that'' fails because they don't stab her deep enough. They succeed the third time by stabbing her heart.

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* Anna's death in '''[[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10309544/1/By-the-Hands-of-the-People By the Hands of the People]]'' is this. The firing squad killed her sister Elsa quickly but somehow they managed to just ''severely'' injure Anna. The soldiers take pity on her and try to kill her instead of let her slowly bleed out, but even ''that'' fails because they don't stab her deep enough. They succeed the third time by stabbing her heart.
21st Apr '18 7:54:50 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', this happens with the homunculi. Their Philosopher's Stone powers enable them to survive being killed repeatedly, but they have a finite number of "lives" [[spoiler:based on the number of souls trapped in their Stone]], so a sufficient number of brutal fatalities can take them down for good.

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In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', this happens with the homunculi. Their Philosopher's Stone powers enable them to survive being killed repeatedly, but they have a finite number of "lives" [[spoiler:based on the number of souls trapped in their Stone]], so a sufficient number of brutal fatalities can take them down for good.


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* Anna's death in '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10309544/1/By-the-Hands-of-the-People By the Hands of the People]]'' is this. The firing squad killed her sister Elsa quickly but somehow they managed to just ''severely'' injure Anna. The soldiers take pity on her and try to kill her instead of let her slowly bleed out, but even ''that'' fails because they don't stab her deep enough. They succeed the third time by stabbing her heart.
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