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25th May '17 2:37:31 PM TheDocCC
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** Cool story, but this trope is decidedly ''not'' in effect with modern body armor. Such armor is rated to take a certain kind of fire from a certain distance for a certain number of hits; it is still being damaged and will break with more or concentrated fire. Nor is the man wearing the armor at all invincible; the armor will have gaps where a bullet can enter. Even Type IV Armor (the highest level of protection) leaves certain important areas exposed, like the eyes, extremities, the face, and so on. Additionally, its defense against armor-piercing rifles depends on it having ceramic plate inserts, and these are worn in front of the chest and back. Had the soldier been hit in his side by an AK-47, it would likely penetrate. See [[http://www.qmuniforms.com/paraclete-alpha-1-tactical-vest-complete-set-with-axiiia-ballistics?PMSRCE=QMPLA&gclid=CjwKEAjwgZrJBRDS38GH1Kv_vGYSJAD8j4DfUxQU4qe7KkC54BpwBX4uMJ-r55t1Q5wQ8aCGU54JohoCupDw_wcB#.WSdNqGjyvIU this]] for an example of modern type IV armor, and you will see it definitely doesn't make you invulnerable.
23rd May '17 8:20:58 PM Discar
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-->'''Superman:''' Now, see, if the bullets don't work, right...why the punching? ''[[{{Beat}} beat]]'' [[LampshadeHanging Never understood that.]]

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-->'''Superman:''' --->'''Superman:''' Now, see, if the bullets don't work, right...why the punching? ''[[{{Beat}} beat]]'' [[LampshadeHanging Never understood that.]]
22nd May '17 1:58:54 PM WillBGood
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** In [=Superman/Wonder Woman=] #2, Apollo insults the latter hero for "slutting around" with an alien. Superman gives a brief WorldOfCardboardSpeech, and Apollo hits him. Superman hits back. Apollo blasts Superman with the power of the sun. Superman is ''solar-powered''. Cue beatdown.
Cue epic CurbstompBattle.

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** In [=Superman/Wonder Woman=] #2, Apollo insults the latter hero for "slutting around" with an alien. Superman gives a brief WorldOfCardboardSpeech, and Apollo hits him. Superman hits back. Apollo blasts Superman with the power of the sun. Superman is ''solar-powered''. Cue beatdown.
Cue epic CurbstompBattle.
18th May '17 11:15:00 AM KingAdrock
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* ''Film/IronMan1'' - This routine runs throughout Tony Stark's escape from his captors: the guys shoot at his colossal suit of armor with rifles, to no effect, when one guy gets the brilliant idea to fire a pistol at him while he has his hand stuck in a wall. Cue the round [[HoistByHisOwnPetard deflecting and killing him]] [[note]]in what is actually a physically-impossible ricochet, but it's funny, so let's roll with it. It could also be said that the bullet propelled a piece of rock, which still could be lethal.[[/note]] Then, outside the complex, ''another'' group of guys try doing the ''exact same thing'', even when they're standing next to stockpiles of rocket launchers and explosives. One of them finally has the presence of mind to load a .50 Browning fixed machine gun, and even the luck to disable the actuator on his right leg. He still ends up dead from flamethrower and multiple explosions. You can at least understand the guy who shot Tony in the headline of thinking. He was going for a hopeful weak spot.

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* ''Film/IronMan1'' - This routine runs throughout Tony Stark's escape from his captors: the guys shoot at his colossal suit of armor with rifles, to no effect, when one guy gets the brilliant idea to fire a pistol at him while he has his hand stuck in a wall. Cue the round [[HoistByHisOwnPetard deflecting and killing him]] [[note]]in what is actually a physically-impossible ricochet, but it's funny, so let's roll with it. It could also be said that the bullet propelled a piece of rock, which still could be lethal.[[/note]] Then, outside the complex, ''another'' group of guys try doing the ''exact same thing'', even when they're standing next to stockpiles of rocket launchers and explosives. One of them finally has the presence of mind to load a .50 Browning fixed machine gun, and even the luck to disable the actuator on his right leg. He still ends up dead from flamethrower and multiple explosions. You can at least understand the guy who shot Tony in the headline head's line of thinking. He was going for a hopeful weak spot.
5th May '17 4:18:04 PM Lokiaesir
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* Happens constantly in "Manga/Cyborg009" by both regular criminals and [[NebulousEvilOrganisation Black]] [[WarForFunAndProfit Ghost]]. Even though Black Ghost should know better, having built the cyborgs.
16th Apr '17 3:37:43 PM bificommander
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* In Episode 11 of ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', the {{BigBad}}'s identity is revealed when an attack from Kirito demonstrates that he's flagged as [[NoSell an Immortal Object]]. After this reveal, one of the players tries to attack him. The BigBad takes this as a cue to launch into a rant about being SurroundedByIdiots.
13th Mar '17 6:24:20 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Hilariously parodied in [[http://powerbook125.deviantart.com/art/Power-Girl-Bulletproof-Colored-168034165 this piece of fanart]], where the unseen crooks clearly ''do'' know that ComicBook/PowerGirl is bulletproof. (Warning: '''NSFW!''')
10th Mar '17 4:45:12 PM Lanes17B
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*** Upgrading Heller's defensive ability will render him completely immune to small arms fire. Explosives will still hurt though.
10th Mar '17 4:24:58 PM Lanes17B
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* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} faces the standard doomed assault by the Japanese military almost every time he appears (as an antagonist, at least), even though by the time of the sequels, they've had many opportunities to see just how utterly useless that is. Add to this the tendency in Kaiju films for the army's unloading of ordinance into the monster to do as much collateral damage as the monster itself (or ''more'', in American films like 1998's ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'', ''Film/KingKong'', and ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.) The most shooting the monster ever seems to do is make it angry, except in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}'', a set of MLRS fired at Godzilla do appear to actually hurt him, but he just heals from the injuries right afterwards.

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* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} faces the standard doomed assault by the Japanese military almost every time he appears (as an antagonist, at least), even though by the time of the sequels, they've had many opportunities to see just how utterly useless that is. Add to this the tendency in Kaiju films for the army's unloading of ordinance into the monster to do as much collateral damage as the monster itself (or ''more'', in American films like 1998's ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'', ''Film/KingKong'', and ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.) The most shooting the monster ever seems to do is make it angry, except in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}'', a set of MLRS fired at Godzilla do appear to actually hurt him, but [[HealingFactor he just heals from the injuries right afterwards.]]



* Film/{{Hancock}} is constantly being threatened with violence from people who know firsthand that he's a FlyingBrick. Even when he's in prison, inmates think they can beat him up with their bare hands. Although he gets weaker over the course of the film, none of these people actually know that.

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* Film/{{Hancock}} ''Film/{{Hancock}}'' is constantly being threatened with violence from people who know firsthand that he's a FlyingBrick. Even when he's in prison, inmates think they can beat him up with their bare hands. Although he gets weaker over the course of the film, none of these people actually know that.
20th Feb '17 5:59:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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The tendency for {{Mooks}}, [[RedshirtArmy the military]], and other assorted gunmen to [[AttackAttackAttack repeatedly attack]] a [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster]], alien, or SuperHero with weapons that [[GenreBlindness they themselves should know won't work]] from either personal experience or at least from watching the news. What's worse, they'll simply stand in place and [[IWillFightSomeMoreForever try the same thing over and over again]] as the hero or other threat to their safety [[TheJuggernaut advances slowly towards them]], never trying something else or turning tail to run until the last possible second.

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The tendency for While some believe that a villain who doesn't realize he [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim can simply shoot the hero]] is stupid, the even ''stupider'' type is the one who ''does'' try it on a [[ImmuneToBullets certain type of hero.]]

{{Mooks}}, [[RedshirtArmy the military]], and other assorted gunmen have the tendency to [[AttackAttackAttack repeatedly attack]] a [[MonsterOfTheWeek monster]], alien, or SuperHero with weapons that [[GenreBlindness they themselves should know won't work]] from either personal experience or at least from watching the news. What's worse, they'll simply stand in place and [[IWillFightSomeMoreForever try the same thing over and over again]] as the hero or other threat to their safety [[TheJuggernaut advances slowly towards them]], never trying something else or turning tail to run until the last possible second.
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