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22nd Mar '17 8:48:50 AM doomquokka
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* In ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1332262/blue-yonder-chapter-1-page-34/ Kevin takes one, not quite intentionally -- he had meant to get himself and Jared out of the way.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1332262/blue-yonder-chapter-1-page-34/ [[http://blueyonder.smackjeeves.com/comics/1332262/blue-yonder-chapter-1-page-34/ Kevin takes one, not quite intentionally -- he had meant to get himself and Jared out of the way.]]
22nd Mar '17 8:43:05 AM doomquokka
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* Spoofed in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' when Private Aardman throws his overly-large nose in front of a bullet to save Ensign Ventura. That's OK though, as he's been trying to injure his nose so he can get free cosmetic surgery (only provided for injuries in the line of duty).

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* Spoofed in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' when Private Aardman [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-01-21 throws his overly-large nose in front of a bullet bullet]] to save Ensign Ventura. That's OK though, as he's been trying to injure his nose so he can get free cosmetic surgery (only provided for injuries in the line of duty).
21st Mar '17 9:20:52 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' [[TheLancer Lancer]] Kouji does this for [[TheHero Team Leader]] Takuya, diving between Takuya and their enemy Duskmon's sword, taking enough damage to not only [[BroughtDownToNormal turn Kouji back into human form]] but knock him unconscious as well, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone to Takuya's clear horror]].
19th Mar '17 11:46:01 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': Late in the second season, an unknown group tries to assassinate Orga Itsuka, the leader of Tekkadan and the show's {{Deuteragonist}}...[[spoiler:and they succeed because he shields Ride Mass, one of Tekkadan's younger members, with his own body. Ride is horrified (presumably for MoreExpendableThanYou reasons), but Orga reaffirms [[TemptingFate what he said earlier that episode]]: that he'd gladly give his life for ''any'' of his [[BandOfBrothers Tekkadan "brothers"]].]]
4th Mar '17 11:03:16 PM CountDorku
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* In ''TabletopGame/XWingMiniatures'', Biggs Darklighter ''has'' to be the target of enemy attacks if he's near an ally. You can also take slightly less of the bullet with [[http://xwing-miniatures.wikia.com/wiki/Draw_Their_Fire Draw Their Fire]]. Prince Xizor approaches it from the other end by ''making'' nearby allies take damage for him, generally leading to his nimble [=StarViper=] flying in formation with [[StoneWall a pair of Y-wings or the like]].
27th Feb '17 2:34:28 PM StFan
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-999 SCP-999 ("The Tickle Monster")]]. SCP-999 loves all animals (including humans) so much that it will leap in front of a person to take a bullet fired at them.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' Flint winds up taking two extremely powerful psionic attacks for his son Lucas.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Mother3'' Flint winds up taking two extremely powerful psionic attacks for his son Lucas.



** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' 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.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''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.]]



* ''{{Skullgirls}}'' gives Parasoul (a princess and leader of the Black Egrets military squad) the ability to call in one of her soldiers, who makes a diving leap in front of her, blocking any projectiles. The rare ''on-demand'' bullet-taker (though the attack has a cooldown between uses).

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* ''{{Skullgirls}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' gives Parasoul (a princess and leader of the Black Egrets military squad) the ability to call in one of her soldiers, who makes a diving leap in front of her, blocking any projectiles. The rare ''on-demand'' bullet-taker (though the attack has a cooldown between uses).



* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-999 SCP-999 ("The Tickle Monster")]]. SCP-999 loves all animals (including humans) so much that it will leap in front of a person to take a bullet fired at them.



* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** In season 1, it is frequent for the [[HeroSecretService Lyoko Warriors]] to be taking a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] to protect Aelita -- especially Odd, since he was unable to block them. [[JustifiedTrope Quite justified]], since a devirtualization isn't fatal for them, while it would be for Aelita (and even if it weren't, only she can deactivate XANA's current scheme, often [[AlwaysClose with mere seconds to spare]]). Much less prevalent starting season 2, since XANA wants Aelita alive at this point.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
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** In season 1, it is frequent for the [[HeroSecretService Lyoko Warriors]] to be taking a [[FrickinLaserBeams laser beam]] to protect Aelita -- especially Odd, since he was is unable to block them.them at the time. [[JustifiedTrope Quite justified]], since a devirtualization isn't fatal for them, while it would be for Aelita (and even if it weren't, only she can deactivate XANA's current scheme, often [[AlwaysClose with mere seconds to spare]]). Much less prevalent starting season 2, since XANA wants Aelita alive at this point.



* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''

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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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