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12th Nov '16 6:51:37 AM Morgenthaler
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A character for one reason or another can't go to a hospital, or [[AfterActionPatchup even get another character to help]], so he treats his own injuries. An oft-seen version of this trope (to establish the {{Badass}} credentials of a character) involves sewing the injury up, with or without the use of anaesthetic. He may also HealItWithFire.

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A character for one reason or another can't go to a hospital, or [[AfterActionPatchup even get another character to help]], so he treats his own injuries. An oft-seen version of this trope (to establish the {{Badass}} badass credentials of a character) involves sewing the injury up, with or without the use of anaesthetic. He may also HealItWithFire.



* The title villain in ''Film/DrGiggles'' is shot in the leg at one point, and not only does the surgical work to remove the bullet and stitch up the wound himself, but he does it as if he had a full medical staff, down to requesting (and handing himself) various tools to work with. Of course, this was less him being {{Badass}} and more him being [[AxCrazy bat-shit insane]].

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* The title villain in ''Film/DrGiggles'' is shot in the leg at one point, and not only does the surgical work to remove the bullet and stitch up the wound himself, but he does it as if he had a full medical staff, down to requesting (and handing himself) various tools to work with. Of course, this was less him being {{Badass}} badass and more him being [[AxCrazy bat-shit insane]].



* Chigurh does this in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', as if he wasn't {{Badass}} (and [[NightmareFuel scary]]) enough. He [[WeNeedADistraction torches a car so he can steal the antibiotics he needs from a chemist shop unobserved]]. Moss has to patch himself up as well, but his attempt is considerably more amateur.

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* Chigurh does this in ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', as if he wasn't {{Badass}} badass (and [[NightmareFuel scary]]) enough. He [[WeNeedADistraction torches a car so he can steal the antibiotics he needs from a chemist shop unobserved]]. Moss has to patch himself up as well, but his attempt is considerably more amateur.



* Dalton in ''Film/RoadHouse'' sews his wounds from the opening scene, to establish how {{Badass}} he is. Website/TheAgonyBooth's recap humorously captioned this with "Warning: Do not try to be this much of a badass at home."

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* Dalton in ''Film/RoadHouse'' sews his wounds from the opening scene, to establish how {{Badass}} badass he is. Website/TheAgonyBooth's recap humorously captioned this with "Warning: Do not try to be this much of a badass at home."
27th Oct '16 6:56:38 PM staticsan
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* ''Ronin''. Robert de Niro's character, Sam, gets shot at one point and has to operate on himself to remove the bullet. Fortunately he is in the care of Jean Reno's character Vincent (and a friend of his) so once he's removed the bullet he can pass out from the pain and let the others stitch him back up again.

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* ''Ronin''.''Film/{{Ronin}}''. Robert de Niro's character, Sam, gets shot at one point and has to operate on himself to remove the bullet. Fortunately he is in the care of Jean Reno's character Vincent (and a friend of his) so once he's removed the bullet he can pass out from the pain and let the others stitch him back up again.
27th Oct '16 6:52:54 PM staticsan
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* ''Ronin''. Robert de Niro's character, Sam, gets shot at one point and has to operate on himself to remove the bullet. Fortunately he is in the care of Jean Reno's character Vincent (and a friend of his) so once he's removed the bullet he can pass out from the pain and let the others stitch him back up again.



* ''Ronin''. Robert de Niro's character, Sam, gets shot at one point and has to operate on himself to remove the bullet. Fortunately he is in the care of Jean Reno's character Vincent (and a friend of his) so once he's removed the bullet he can pass out from the pain and let the others stitch him back up again.

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* ''Ronin''. Robert de Niro's character, Sam, gets shot at one point and has to operate on himself to remove the bullet. Fortunately he is in the care of Jean Reno's character Vincent (and a friend of his) so once he's removed the bullet he can pass out from the pain and let the others stitch him back up again.
27th Oct '16 6:52:26 PM staticsan
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* ''Ronin''. Robert de Niro's character, Sam, gets shot at one point and has to operate on himself to remove the bullet. Fortunately he is in the care of Jean Reno's character Vincent (and a friend of his) so once he's removed the bullet he can pass out from the pain and let the others stitch him back up again.
18th Oct '16 7:30:47 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Dredd}}''. Judge Dredd uses a sci-fi first aid kit, including self-closing sutures, to treat himself after being shot through the guts with an armour-piercing round. He does it himself even though Judge Anderson is nearby to help him.
5th Oct '16 5:09:27 PM elemt
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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' Holt is impaled through the leg with a pipe, and needs Jake to perform surgery on it. Unfortunately Jake freaks out at the sight of the wound, and Holt ends up having to talk him through the difficult process of listening while Holt performs the surgery on himself.
9th Aug '16 2:14:16 AM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Hawk]]'', Vlad is punched in the throat by an assassin, and has to apply the InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy trope to ''himself'' because his larynx collapses.

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* In ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Hawk]]'', ''Literature/{{Hawk}}'', Vlad is punched in the throat by an assassin, and has to apply the InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy trope to ''himself'' because his larynx collapses.
6th Jun '16 4:49:14 AM JackG
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* ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast''. Magneto uses his powers to stitch up a scalp wound on the back of his head.
4th Jun '16 4:57:13 PM WillKeaton
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** Early on in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', a medic within the city is talked to regarding a patient behind him who is apparently a doctor who's been stealing supplies, then cut off his own face. [[spoiler: It's Tommy Elliot, AKA Hush, who later uses pieces of other people's faces to surgically reconstruct his own into a copy of Bruce Wayne's.]]

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** Early on in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', a medic within the city is talked to regarding a patient behind him patient, who is apparently a doctor who's doctor, who has been stealing supplies, then supplies and cut off his own face. [[spoiler: It's Tommy Elliot, AKA Hush, who later uses pieces of other people's faces to surgically reconstruct his own into a copy of Bruce Wayne's.]]
4th Jun '16 4:56:04 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-542 SCP-542]], a stitched-together [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankensteinian]] HerrDoktor type who routinely did this in order to replace his organs as they failed before he was taken into the care of the foundation.

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* The ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-542 SCP-542]], SCP-542,]] a stitched-together [[FrankensteinsMonster Frankensteinian]] HerrDoktor type who routinely did this in order to replace his organs as they failed before he was taken into the care of the foundation.
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