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13th Feb '17 5:09:14 PM CasualTryhrd
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* Most skillshots in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' can be intercepted by another body, so this is an option, although one you only want to use if you're more expendable and you're sure your target wasn't going to dodge it anyway. A number of spells that aren't blocked outright also have their damage reduced for each target they pass through, so this can be used to mitigate the effect. Of particular note is Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole attack, a long-range sniper shot that locks onto a target and never misses, but can be intercepted by a nearby teammate. Elise is also noted for being extremely difficult to skillshot in spider form because of the spiderlings that follow her around.

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* Most skillshots in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' can be intercepted by another body, so this is an option, although one you only want to use if you're more expendable and you're sure your target wasn't going to dodge it anyway. A number of spells that aren't blocked outright also have their damage reduced for each target they pass through, so this can be used to mitigate the effect. Of particular note is Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole attack, a long-range sniper shot that locks onto a target and never misses, but can be intercepted by a nearby teammate. Elise is also noted for being extremely difficult to skillshot in spider form because of the spiderlings that follow her around. Braum heavily invokes this trope with Stand Behind Me and Unbreakable, the former consisting of Braum jumping in front of an ally, giving them both a temporary bonus to armor and magic resist, and the latter having Braum raise his shield, destroying all projectiles that hit it while he nullifies the damage from the first attack and reducing damage from following ones.
2nd Feb '17 6:18:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Played with in the ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' OAV: [[spoiler: when Ryo is cornered by a SerialKiller KnightTemplarParent who kills Japanese people in revenge for the rape and murder of his daughter at the hands of Japanese tourists, the one who stands between killer and victim is ''[[CuteGhostGirl the dead girl's ghost]]'', which has been seen intermitently around.]]
2nd Feb '17 6:14:50 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** It happens once more in the end of the Shishio battle where Yumi steps in front of Shishio to shield him from Kenshin's attack [[spoiler:only for Shishio to stab Kenshin ''through'' her, resulting in her death in his arms]].
** Also happens again at the end of the fight with Enishi, where Kaoru ''tries'' to take a bullet for Kenshin, but is [[spoiler: stopped by Enishi himself, who delivers a blow to the person firing, knocking the gun out of his hands.]]

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** It happens once more in the end of the Shishio battle where Yumi steps in front of Shishio to shield him from Kenshin's attack [[spoiler:only for Shishio to stab Kenshin ''through'' her, resulting in her Yumi's death in his Shishio's arms]].
** Also happens again at the end of the fight with Enishi, where Kaoru ''tries'' to take a bullet for Kenshin, but is [[spoiler: stopped by Enishi himself, who delivers a blow to the person firing, knocking the gun out of his hands.]] In the ''Seishouhen'' OAV, it's played differently: [[spoiler: Enishi and Kenshin are fighting alone, Enishi is about to stab Kenshin when he's on the ground but Kaoru throws herself on top of Kenshin and Enishi stops attacking.]]
15th Jan '17 1:34:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', Kratos takes an energy blast in the back for Lloyd. [[spoiler: It's also right after it's revealed he's Lloyd's father, so it makes a lot of sense. And a lot of ouch. Luckily it doesn't kill him.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'':
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Kratos takes an energy blast in the back for Lloyd. [[spoiler: It's also right after it's revealed he's Lloyd's father, so it makes a lot of sense. And a lot of ouch. Luckily it doesn't kill him.]]
** In the backstory, [[spoiler: Zelos Wilder's mother pulled this to protect him from an attack coming from the mother of his half-sister Seles, who wanted him dead so Seles would be TheChosenOne instead. She still tells him that he shouldn't have been born.
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2nd Jan '17 12:15:44 AM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': Superman dives in front of a torpedo heading towards a freighter. Since he has lost most of his power it's thoroughly dramatic. The explosion doesn't kill him but it leaves him dazed.
1st Jan '17 11:37:08 PM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has done this a few times, but being ImmuneToBullets, it's not quite as dramatic.
** In ''The Return Of Superman'', the Eradicator does this ''for'' Superman, and as the bullet in question is a ridiculously huge dose of green kryptonite, it's thoroughly dramatic.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' has done this a few times, but being ImmuneToBullets, it's not quite as dramatic.
** In ''The ''Comicbook/TheDeathOfSuperman; The Return Of Superman'', the Eradicator does this ''for'' Superman, and as the bullet in question is a ridiculously huge dose of green kryptonite, it's thoroughly dramatic.


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* In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'', Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} leaps in the way of a barrage of Comicbook/{{Darkseid}}'s Omega Beams to protect [[Franchise/{{Superman}} her cousin]].
22nd Dec '16 3:11:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Marianne, the mother of Lelouch and Nunally, protected the latter during a terrorist attack on their mansion. This saved the girl's life but left her blind and bound to a wheelchair, in part fueling Lelouch's thirst for revenge. [[spoiler:Actually however, the about-to-die Marianne used the opportunity to put her GrandTheftMe Geass to good use, switch into the body of InnocentBystander Anya and remain in the game, so to say. Also, Nunally is blinded because her father used a MindControl spell to force her to keep her eyes shut. The "crime scene" was then altered to make everyone believe Marianne had died protecting Nunnally from assassins targeting her and Lelouch.]]

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** Marianne, the mother of Lelouch and Nunally, protected the latter during a terrorist attack on their mansion. This saved the girl's life but left her blind and bound to a wheelchair, in part fueling Lelouch's thirst for revenge. [[spoiler:Actually however, [[spoiler: Not really: Marianne was gunned down by her brother-in-law V.V, who was jewalous of her influence in the Emperor's life. Then, the about-to-die Marianne used the opportunity to put her GrandTheftMe Geass to good use, switch into the body of InnocentBystander Anya and remain in the game, so to say. Also, Nunally is blinded because her father used a MindControl spell to force her to keep her eyes shut. The "crime scene" was then altered to make everyone believe Marianne had died protecting Nunnally from assassins targeting her and Lelouch.]]



** [[spoiler: Riruka]] took a slash to the shoulder ''and'' a CloseCallHaircut from [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] to protect [[spoiler: Ichigo (and Rukia, whose body she was temporarily inhabiting until then on)]] and get the attacker to listen to [[spoiler: her]] as well. [[spoiler: She's later healed by Orihime.]]

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** [[spoiler: Riruka]] took a slash to the shoulder ''and'' a CloseCallHaircut from a maddened [[spoiler: Tsukishima]] to protect [[spoiler: Ichigo (and Rukia, whose body she was temporarily inhabiting until then on)]] and get the attacker to listen to [[spoiler: her]] as well. [[spoiler: She's later healed by Orihime.]]
22nd Dec '16 3:05:15 AM GlitteringFlowers
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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]]'' 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]].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.



*** In the Prologue, right before the action properly kicks in, a cutscene shows [[spoiler: a hooded man steals the Avatar's sword Ganglari and uses it to attack him/her with explosive force. The Avatar's mother Mikoto, however, shields him/her with her own body, taking the hit and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in the Avatar's arms]], asking him/her if they're unhurt.]]
*** In the ''Birthright'' path, [[BlackKnight Prince Xander]] challenges the Avatar to a duel, and they are overpowered by him after a while. A movie cutscene starts as they are at his mercy, and as Xander unleashes the final blow, the cutscene enters slow motion as [[spoiler:Xander's half-sister [[WhiteMage Elise]] jumps in the way and takes the hit. She dies almost instantly [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in Xander's arms]] after asking him and the Avatar to find peace.]] Needless to say, [[spoiler: Xander]]... [[DespairEventHorizon doesn't]] [[DeathSeeker take]] [[SuicideByCop this well]].
*** In the ''Revelations'' path, [[spoiler: Scarlet ends up taking a fire attack from an Anankos-possessed Gunter to protect the Avatar. And like Elise in the Birthright example, Scarlet also ends up dead]].
*** In one of the ''Revelations''-exclusive supports, this is how [[spoiler: Effie and Azama]]'s support chain begins. Thankfully, it's not fatal: after [[spoiler: she]] shields [[spoiler: him]] from an attack, [[spoiler: he]] is rather baffled by [[spoiler: her]] self-sacrificial nature but uses [[spoiler: his]] WhiteMage powers [[AfterActionPatchUp to return the favor.]] If thre whole support chain is pursued, [[spoiler: Azama tells Effie that he wants to protect ''her'' from now on, [[HeartwarmingMoments and proposes to her]].]]

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*** In the Prologue, right before the action properly kicks in, a cutscene shows how [[spoiler: a hooded man steals the Avatar's sword Ganglari and uses it to attack him/her with explosive force. The Avatar's mother Mikoto, however, Queen Mikoto shields him/her with her own body, taking the hit and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in the Avatar's arms]], asking using her FamousLastWords to ask him/her if they're unhurt.unhurt and say she's glad when he/she says they aren't.]]
*** In the ''Birthright'' path, [[BlackKnight Prince Xander]] challenges the Avatar to a duel, and they are overpowered by him after a while. A movie cutscene starts as they are at his mercy, and as Xander unleashes the final blow, the cutscene enters slow motion as as... [[spoiler:Xander's half-sister [[WhiteMage Elise]] jumps in the way and takes the hit. She dies almost instantly [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in Xander's arms]] after asking him and the Avatar to find peace.]] Needless to say, [[spoiler: Xander]]... [[DespairEventHorizon doesn't]] [[DeathSeeker take]] [[SuicideByCop this well]].
*** In the ''Revelations'' path, [[spoiler: CoolBigSis Scarlet ends up taking a fire attack from an Anankos-possessed Gunter to protect the Avatar. And like Elise in the Birthright example, Scarlet also ends up dead]].
*** In one of the ''Revelations''-exclusive supports, this is how [[spoiler: Effie and Azama]]'s support chain begins. Thankfully, it's not fatal: after [[spoiler: she]] shields [[spoiler: him]] from an attack, [[spoiler: he]] is rather baffled by [[spoiler: her]] self-sacrificial nature but uses [[spoiler: his]] WhiteMage powers [[AfterActionPatchUp to return the favor.]] If thre the whole support chain is pursued, [[spoiler: Azama tells Effie that he wants to protect ''her'' from now on, [[HeartwarmingMoments [[LoveConfession and proposes to her]].]]
18th Dec '16 10:50:17 PM SilentStranger
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** Apu takes a bullet for James Woods, only to find it bounced off ''another'' bullet.
** Another episode had Homer attend bodyguard training, where he was tested for this. Attendants were marked on the effort put into their "[[BigNo Noooo!]]" among other things.
** And yet another episode had elderly Springfieldian Cornelius Chapman taking "a bullet for Huey Long" in his past: the assassin opens up on Huey Long, who takes a few hits before Cornelius leaps by (with the obligatory "Nooooo!"), taking exactly one bullet and then landing.

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** Apu takes a bullet for James Woods, only to find it bounced off ''another'' bullet.
bullet that was still in him from a previous robbery.
** Another episode had Homer attend bodyguard training, where he was tested for this. Attendants were marked on the effort put into their "[[BigNo Noooo!]]" among other things.
things. The trainees were given melons with celebrity names on them to protect (Homer promptly ate his).
** And yet another episode had elderly Springfieldian Cornelius Chapman, who won an award for being Springfields oldest resident (well into his 100's). Among his accomplishments (building Springfields first log cabin and introducing the tooth brush), Chapman taking "a once took a bullet for Huey Long" in his past: Long. Unfortunatly, he only took ONE bullet, as Long was shot several times and Chapman only caught the assassin opens up on Huey Long, who takes a few hits before Cornelius leaps by (with the obligatory "Nooooo!"), taking exactly one bullet and then landing.last one.



** In "Saturdays of Thunder", [[ShowWithinAShow a McBain movie]] has [=McBain's=] sidekick Scoie protect [=McBain=] from an assassination attempt. This happens right after Scoie [[{{Retirony}} discusses his plans for retirement]].

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** In "Saturdays of Thunder", [[ShowWithinAShow a McBain movie]] has [=McBain's=] sidekick Scoie protect [=McBain=] from an assassination attempt. This happens right after Scoie [[{{Retirony}} discusses his plans for retirement]]. It should be noted that this was a case of ACCIDENTLY taking the bullet, at Scoie was shot because he leaned in front of his partner to grab his wallet photo back, right when the assassin pulled the trigger.



* Humorously played with in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' where Peter tells the family one of his relatives took a bullet for someone (a president if I remember). Cut to a scene where the intended target is being shot by a rapidly firing gun several times. Suddenly a Peter look-a-like relative jumps in between the gunner and target, takes exactly one bullet complete with bullet time slow motion and a big no and drops to the floor as the scene resumes normal speed and the target is shot several more times.
16th Dec '16 3:36:57 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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*** In the ''Birthright'' path, [[BlackKnight Prince Xander]] challenges the Avatar to a duel, and they are overpowered by him after a while. A movie cutscene starts as they are at his mercy, and as Xander unleashes the final blow, the cutscene enters slow motion as [[spoiler:Xander's half-sister [[WhiteMage Elise]] jumps in the way and takes the hit. She dies almost instantly [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in Xander's arms]] after asking him and the Avatar to find peace.]] Needless to say, [[spoiler: Xander]]... [[DespairEventHorizon doesn't take this well]].
*** In the [[spoiler: Revelations]] path, this is how [[spoiler: Effie and Azama]]'s support chain begins. Thankfully, it's not fatal: after [[spoiler: she]] shields [[spoiler: him]] from an attack, [[spoiler: he]] is rather baffled by [[spoiler: her]] self-sacrificial nature but uses [[spoiler: his]] WhiteMage powers [[AfterActionPatchUp to return the favor.]] If thre whole support chain is pursued, [[spoiler: Azama tells Effie that he wants to protect ''her'' from now on, [[HeartwarmingMoments and proposes to her]].]]

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*** In the ''Birthright'' path, [[BlackKnight Prince Xander]] challenges the Avatar to a duel, and they are overpowered by him after a while. A movie cutscene starts as they are at his mercy, and as Xander unleashes the final blow, the cutscene enters slow motion as [[spoiler:Xander's half-sister [[WhiteMage Elise]] jumps in the way and takes the hit. She dies almost instantly [[DiedInYourArmsTonight in Xander's arms]] after asking him and the Avatar to find peace.]] Needless to say, [[spoiler: Xander]]... [[DespairEventHorizon doesn't take doesn't]] [[DeathSeeker take]] [[SuicideByCop this well]].
*** In the ''Revelations'' path, [[spoiler: Revelations]] path, Scarlet ends up taking a fire attack from an Anankos-possessed Gunter to protect the Avatar. And like Elise in the Birthright example, Scarlet also ends up dead]].
*** In one of the ''Revelations''-exclusive supports,
this is how [[spoiler: Effie and Azama]]'s support chain begins. Thankfully, it's not fatal: after [[spoiler: she]] shields [[spoiler: him]] from an attack, [[spoiler: he]] is rather baffled by [[spoiler: her]] self-sacrificial nature but uses [[spoiler: his]] WhiteMage powers [[AfterActionPatchUp to return the favor.]] If thre whole support chain is pursued, [[spoiler: Azama tells Effie that he wants to protect ''her'' from now on, [[HeartwarmingMoments and proposes to her]].]]
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