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15th Sep '16 3:54:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders'': Kane tries this on Malloy when he's become a God himself. Malloy just shrugs that he shouldn't have bothered trying to take him out with something as pitiful as bullets.
10th Sep '16 12:38:16 PM Tron80
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** Invoked and deconstructed in ''Supergirl vol. 7 #1'' when Director Cameron points out that bullets may hurt innocent people after bouncing off her.
--->'''Director Chase:''' Bullets bounce off you. But where do they go next?
6th Sep '16 10:11:09 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicboook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', a squad of Primeenian soldiers shot at Supergirl and the Guy Gardner's team... even though they had just fought other Red Lanterns and their strongest weapons didn't even slow them down.

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** In ''Comicboook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', a squad of Primeenian soldiers shot at Supergirl and the Guy Gardner's team... even though they had just fought other Red Lanterns and their strongest weapons didn't even slow them down.
6th Sep '16 10:06:01 AM Tron80
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* {{Franchise/Superman}} is of course the {{Trope Namer|s}}, and [[http://superman.nu/tales2/action1/?page=3 it's been]] [[http://superman.nu/tales2/action1/?page=4 happening since]] his very first adventure. To the point that, when a normal person punches him, he usually makes a point of rolling with the punch to keep the attacker from hurting themselves.

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* {{Franchise/Superman}} is of course the {{Trope Namer|s}}, and [[http://superman.nu/tales2/action1/?page=3 it's been]] [[http://superman.nu/tales2/action1/?page=4 happening since]] his very first adventure. To the point that, when a normal person punches him, he usually makes a point of rolling with the punch to keep the attacker from hurting themselves. Some comics of ''Superman'' have him using his super speed to catch all the bullets being shot at him, not because they'd hurt him, but because he doesn't want them to bounce off and hurt bystanders.
* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** One comic had the situation plays out as normal, right until the mook throws the gun at her -- the gun hits Supergirl in the head, and she ''collapses''. Then, she gets back up in the next panel.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Just kidding!
** Kara lampshades it in ''The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl'' issue 12:
--->'''Supergirl:''' I hate thinking of the fortune in ammunition thugs like you have wasted on me over the years!
** In ''Comicboook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', a squad of Primeenian soldiers shot at Supergirl and the Guy Gardner's team... even though they had just fought other Red Lanterns and their strongest weapons didn't even slow them down.



* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** One comic had the situation plays out as normal, right until the mook throws the gun at her -- the gun hits Supergirl in the head, and she ''collapses''. Then, she gets back up in the next panel.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Just kidding!
*** Kara lampshades it in ''The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl'' issue 12:
--->'''Supergirl:''' I hate thinking of the fortune in ammunition thugs like you have wasted on me over the years!
* Some comics of ''Superman'' have him using his super speed to catch all the bullets being shot at him, not because they'd hurt him, but because he doesn't want them to bounce off and hurt bystanders. There is one Hulk story where a policeman shoots at him - Banner is in control of Hulk at the time and he hasn't done anything, but the policeman panicked - and Hulk disarms him and berates him because bullets bounce off him and there are lots of people around - the ricochets can easily kill them. Besides, if he has been his old self, bullets would have done nothing, as noted above.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** One comic had the situation plays out as normal, right until the mook throws the gun at her -- the gun hits Supergirl in the head, and she ''collapses''. Then, she gets back up in the next panel.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Just kidding!
*** Kara lampshades it in ''The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl'' issue 12:
--->'''Supergirl:''' I hate thinking of the fortune in ammunition thugs like you have wasted on me over the years!
* Some comics of ''Superman'' have him using his super speed to catch all the bullets being shot at him, not because they'd hurt him, but because he doesn't want them to bounce off and hurt bystanders.
There is one Hulk ''Comicbook/IncredibleHulk'' story where a policeman shoots at him - Banner is in control of Hulk at the time and he hasn't done anything, but the policeman panicked - and Hulk disarms him and berates him because bullets bounce off him and there are lots of people around - the ricochets can easily kill them. Besides, if he has been his old self, bullets would have done nothing, as noted above.
6th Sep '16 10:00:31 AM Tron80
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* Naturally, this will happen in ''[[Series/{{Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'', despite the fact that [[{{Superman}} her cousin]] is already a well-known superhero in this 'verse.

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* Naturally, this will happen happens in ''[[Series/{{Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'', despite the fact that [[{{Superman}} [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her cousin]] is already a well-known superhero in this 'verse.
23rd Aug '16 11:47:03 AM Dravencour
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* In a non-superhero example, it's a ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' tradition for Jason Voorhees, in the event his intended victims actually see him approach, to stand ''perfectly still'' as they shoot, strike, and/or throw things at him. If they put up a really feisty show of it, he might even tilt his head a bit, as if to confirm they're all done, before he strides forward, unaffected. However, in the beginning of ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'', Jason is tricked into an ambush by FBI, where dozens of agents shoot him before finally killing him with an ''airstrike''.

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* In a non-superhero example, it's a ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' tradition for Jason Voorhees, in the event his intended victims actually see him approach, to stand ''perfectly still'' as they shoot, strike, and/or throw things at him. If they put up a really feisty show of it, he might even tilt his head a bit, as if to confirm they're all done, before he strides forward, unaffected. However, in the beginning of ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'', Jason is tricked into an ambush by the FBI, where dozens of agents shoot him before finally killing him with an ''airstrike''. They were taking ''no'' chances with this guy, but unfortunately for the world, it ''still'' wasn't enough to put him down for good -- all it did was turn him into a {{Body Surf}}ing possessor.
4th Aug '16 11:04:49 AM bjshipley1
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** ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': Neo, who is at this point a PhysicalGod with the ability to raise his hand and stop bullets in the air. The Merovingian, who has encountered several of Neo's predecessors as The One and therefore is completely aware of how futile it will be, orders his henchmen to open fire.

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** ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'': Neo, who is at this point a PhysicalGod with the ability to raise his hand and stop bullets in the air. The Merovingian, who has encountered several of Neo's predecessors as The One and therefore is completely should be aware of how futile it will be, orders his henchmen to open fire.fire.
** Though to be fair to Merv, his reaction to Neo's bullet-stopping indicates that he hadn't expected him to be ''that'' powerful.
28th Jul '16 3:48:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* Queen Veranke remarkably subverts this trope when attacking Comicbook/NickFury and Comicbook/IronMan in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. After she took down the former with a big gun, Iron Man points out she will only hurt herself more than him if she shoots at him. She answers [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy she knows]] and then reveals [[CombatPragmatist she already had a virus uploaded inside his armor, thus incapacitating him without a shot]].

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* Queen Veranke remarkably subverts this trope when attacking Comicbook/NickFury and Comicbook/IronMan in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes''. After she took down the former with a big gun, Iron Man points out she will only hurt herself more than him if she shoots at him. She answers [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy that she knows]] knows... and then reveals [[CombatPragmatist she already had a virus uploaded inside his armor, thus incapacitating him without a shot]].
29th Jun '16 8:41:30 PM Gorank
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** In another Comicbook/{{New 52}} storyline featuring a crossover with Wonder Woman, Superman ends up fighting Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, who doesn't approve of his and Wonder Woman's relationship. He tries to kill Superman with a direct hit from the sun. [[note]] Superman is powered by the sun, and direct exposure only makes him more powerful, and on top of that, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain it healed all Superman's previous injuries]] [[/note]] When Apollo seems stunned that Superman is still alive and unharmed, he asks how, to which Supes replies, "You hit me with sunlight? You don't know very much about me, do you?" and proceeds to deliver an epic CurbstompBattle.

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** In another Comicbook/{{New 52}} storyline featuring a crossover with Wonder Woman, Superman ends up fighting Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, who doesn't approve of his and Wonder Woman's relationship. He tries to kill Superman with a direct hit from the sun. [[note]] Superman [[note]]Superman is powered by the sun, and direct exposure only makes him more powerful, and on top of that, [[NiceJobFixingItVillain it healed all Superman's previous injuries]] [[/note]] injuries]][[/note]] When Apollo seems stunned that Superman is still alive and unharmed, he asks how, to which Supes replies, "You hit me with sunlight? You don't know very much about me, do you?" and proceeds to deliver an epic CurbstompBattle.
29th Jun '16 2:24:46 PM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' - One comic had the situation plays out as normal, right until the mook throws the gun at her -- the gun hits Supergirl in the head, and she ''collapses''. Then, she gets back up in the next panel.
-->'''Supergirl:''' Just kidding!

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' - ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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One comic had the situation plays out as normal, right until the mook throws the gun at her -- the gun hits Supergirl in the head, and she ''collapses''. Then, she gets back up in the next panel.
-->'''Supergirl:''' --->'''Supergirl:''' Just kidding!kidding!
*** Kara lampshades it in ''The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl'' issue 12:
--->'''Supergirl:''' I hate thinking of the fortune in ammunition thugs like you have wasted on me over the years!
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