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26th May '17 5:27:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' has two examples. First, Jarod's friend jumps in the way of the Black Knight's sword, prompting Micaiah to tell the Black Knight to let Jarod escape and bury his friend. Later, if this is not the first play-through, Micaiah has the option of jumping in front of the knife meant for King Pelleas -- a rare case of TakingTheBullet for someone who actually ''wants'' the bullet.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' has two examples. First, Jarod's friend jumps in the way of the Black Knight's sword, prompting Micaiah to tell the Black Knight to let Jarod escape and bury his friend. Later, if this is not the first play-through, Micaiah has the option of jumping in front of the knife meant for King Pelleas -- a rare case of TakingTheBullet for someone who actually ''wants'' the bullet.



** A flashback to the Avatar's kidnapping as a child shows that his/her [[spoiler: adopted]] father Sumeragi took a volley of arrows to the body to protect him/her.
** In both the ''Birthright'' and ''Conquest'' routes, [[spoiler: Lilith]] takes a strike meant for the Avatar that kills her.

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** *** A flashback to the Avatar's kidnapping as a child shows that his/her [[spoiler: adopted]] father Sumeragi took a volley of arrows to the body to protect him/her.
** *** In both the ''Birthright'' and ''Conquest'' routes, [[spoiler: Lilith]] takes a strike meant for the Avatar that kills her.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''
** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'' party members with [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 high-enough Social Link rankings]] will do this for you. This comes to play in the True Ending's boss, where each party member knocks you out of the way to take [[spoiler:Izanami]]'s lethal attacks in your place. A very amusing version happens if Kanji is on your team. In true Kanji style, he [[spoiler: Leaps into the air, kicks the MC IN THE HEAD, and takes the blow for you. Fortunately this doesn't cause you any damage even though you would think it should.]]
* In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', [[spoiler: Shinjiro takes a bullet meant for Ken as an apology for having caused his mother's death]], and later, [[spoiler: Junpei takes a bullet for Chidori.]] As a result, [[spoiler: Shinjiro dies, but Junpei survives when Chidori sacrifices herself to heal him.]] ''Persona 3 Portable'' will also have party members take a hit that kill you, a la ''Persona 4''[='=]s combat system.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At Rank 9 of their LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Confidant sub-plots, non-Protagonist party members gain the ability to tank one lethal hit for the Protagonist per battle.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''
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** In ''VideoGame/Persona4'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'', party members with [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 high-enough Social Link rankings]] will do this for you. This comes to play in the True Ending's boss, final boss fight, where each party member knocks you out of the way to take [[spoiler:Izanami]]'s lethal attacks in your place. A very amusing version happens if Kanji is on your team. In true Kanji style, he [[spoiler: Leaps leaps into the air, kicks the MC you IN THE HEAD, and takes the blow for you. Fortunately this doesn't cause you any damage even though you would think it should.]]
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In the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', [[spoiler: Shinjiro takes a bullet meant for Ken as an apology for having caused his mother's death]], and later, [[spoiler: Junpei takes a bullet for Chidori.]] Chidori]]. As a result, [[spoiler: Shinjiro dies, dies (unless you've maxed his Link in ''Portable''), but Junpei survives when Chidori sacrifices herself to heal him.]] him]]. ''Persona 3 Portable'' will also have party members take a fatal hit that kill for you, a la ''Persona 4''[='=]s combat system.
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': At Rank 9 of their LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Confidant sub-plots, non-Protagonist party members gain the ability to tank one lethal hit for the Protagonist per battle.
20th May '17 9:06:44 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', in the episode "Society Of The Blind Eye", Old Man McGuckett jumps in front of Dipper to protect him from getting his memories erased by the [[MemoryWipingCrew Society of the Blind Eye.]] Since McGuckett's already nuts from [[spoiler:having his memories erased so many times, nothing happens to him.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', in the episode "Society Of The Blind Eye", Old Man McGuckett [=McGucket=] jumps in front of Dipper to protect him from getting his memories erased by the [[MemoryWipingCrew Society of the Blind Eye.]] Since McGuckett's [=McGucket=]'s already nuts from [[spoiler:having his memories erased so many times, nothing happens to him.]]


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' had an episode where Kaeloo, Stumpy and Mr. Cat almost got impaled by a variety of sharp objects, but [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack the indestructible duck]] jumped in front to save them. [[UngratefulBastard Mr. Cat responded by calling Quack Quack a show-off.]]
16th May '17 8:50:32 PM Fuyumoto
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'', equipping a ''shikigami'' with at least four ''Teikon'' (Cutting Soul) ''mitama'' gives them a 50% chance to do this when one of their teammates is attacked. However, the former does not take ''all'' of the damage, meaning the latter would still receive damage, but greatly reduced.
13th May '17 1:52:37 PM doomquokka
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* In [[Webcomic/RustyAndCo Rusty and Co.]], Madeline the Paladin [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-52/ jumps in front of a spell]] intended to create a rival for Gelatinous Cube by drawing out his inner evil. The results are [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-53/ amusing]].
11th May '17 9:18:38 AM jakeroo123
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** Ash does this ''a lot''. If he's afraid an attack could really hurt a Pokemon, he'll jump in and take the attack instead.
6th May '17 4:46:04 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'': Shaw has Boog corned and prepares to shoot him when Elliot leaps in front and the bullet hits him instead. Enraged, Boog pins Shaw to the ground and roars fiercely in his face, before tying him up with his own gun. [[spoiler: Elliot's fine; the bullet only shot off his remaining antler.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'': Shaw has Boog corned cornered and prepares to shoot him when Elliot leaps in front and the bullet hits him instead. Enraged, Boog pins Shaw to the ground and roars fiercely in his face, before tying him up with his own gun. [[spoiler: Elliot's fine; the bullet only shot off his remaining antler.]]
1st May '17 1:55:25 AM Nazetrime
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* A very similar scene happens in ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'', when Sigrun, who is [[TheImmune immune to the rash virus]], takes a troll bite for Reynir, who isn't.

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* A very similar scene to the ''Webcomic/TheZombieHunters'' example happens in ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'', when Sigrun, who is [[TheImmune immune to the rash virus]], takes a troll bite for Reynir, who isn't.
30th Apr '17 11:41:22 AM Rhodes7
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* ''Literature/TheYoungAncients'': While lacking in actual bullets, Tor does often throw himself between others and various attacks. Justified, in that he is almost always wearing a personal forcefield of his own design and is much more likely to survive.
* ''Literature/TheInfected'': By the same author as the above, has a number of bulletproof or armored characters doing this at various points. One standout is Marcia Turner, Quartz, sprinting at a rocket-propelled grenade, so none of her friends will be in the blast radius when it explodes.
24th Apr '17 11:14:00 AM ngh93
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*''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason'': Shaw has Boog corned and prepares to shoot him when Elliot leaps in front and the bullet hits him instead. Enraged, Boog pins Shaw to the ground and roars fiercely in his face, before tying him up with his own gun. [[spoiler: Elliot's fine; the bullet only shot off his remaining antler.]]
23rd Apr '17 4:13:05 PM Blazer
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* In the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' video game ''Burst Limit'', the technique "Risking It All For A Friend" is one of the various Partner Skills. This can head into {{Narm}} territory when you see characters like Broly charge in to save your character, especially if it's Goku.
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