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4th Dec '16 4:55:40 AM upupandaway42
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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], Obsidian teleports in front of [[Comicbook/{{Vixen}} Amaya]] and takes a bullet meant for her. [[spoiler: He survives]].

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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], Obsidian teleports in front of [[Comicbook/{{Vixen}} Amaya]] and takes a bullet meant for her. [[spoiler: He survives]].
2nd Dec '16 1:39:19 PM upupandaway42
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* In the LegendsOfTomorrow episode [[Recap/LegendsOfTomorrowS2E5Compromised "Compromised"]], Obsidian teleports in front of [[Comicbook/{{Vixen}} Amaya]] and takes a bullet meant for her. [[spoiler: He survives]].
29th Nov '16 12:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Mallory takes a bullet meant for M, although he survives. It helps to prove he's more {{Badass}} than he first appeared [[spoiler: and worthy of being her successor]].

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* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Mallory takes a bullet meant for M, although he survives. It helps to prove he's more {{Badass}} badass than he first appeared [[spoiler: and worthy of being her successor]].
24th Nov '16 10:55:40 PM KidDynamite
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* In the first episode of ''Highlander The Raven'', police officer Claudia Hoffman does this for Amanda, not knowing Amanda is Immortal.

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* In the first episode of ''Highlander The Raven'', ''Series/HighlanderTheRaven'', police officer Claudia Hoffman does this for Amanda, not knowing Amanda is Immortal.
17th Nov '16 10:45:40 AM ashlay
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** 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.
*** On this note, 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.]]
** The same mechanic appears in ''Persona 3 Portable'', which is based off ''Persona 4''[='=]s combat system.
** 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.]]

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** 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.
*** On this note, a
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.]]
** The same mechanic appears in ''Persona 3 Portable'', which is based off ''Persona 4''[='=]s combat system.
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* 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.
23rd Oct '16 7:52:05 PM Stealth
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has the No Mercy Route, where [[spoiler: HotBlooded ActionGirl Undyne shoves Monster Kid out of the way of the player's attack, causing her to be split nearly in half by a fatal blow. However, she is such a {{Determinator}} that she ''stops fading into dust out of sheer willpower'', and instead goes OneWingedAngel as the phenomenally badass Undyne the Undying.]] Cue punishing boss fight.
4th Oct '16 3:12:48 AM LondonKdS
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* In the "correct" timeline in the ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' story "Assignment Four", [[spoiler:Dr. [=McDee=] died this way when his adulturous lover tried to shoot his wife]].

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* In the "correct" timeline in the ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' story "Assignment Four", Five", [[spoiler:Dr. [=McDee=] died this way when his adulturous lover tried to shoot his wife]].
4th Oct '16 3:12:08 AM LondonKdS
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* In the "correct" timeline in the ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' story "Assignment Four", [[spoiler:Dr. [=McDee=] died this way when his adulturous lover tried to shoot his wife]].
3rd Oct '16 8:12:09 PM BattleMaster
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* The ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' TCG had a card called [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Taking_the_Hit_%28CCG_-_CommandersEdition%29 Taking The Hit]] that redirects all damage from one target to another. Its card art shows a tiny 30-ton ''Spider'' taking several shots for an 85-ton ''Gunslinger.'' The ''Gunslinger'' is better equipped to take damage than the ''Spider'', possessing something around five times the armor of the lighter 'Mech ''and'' is in cover to boot. The card text even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the [[StupidSacrifice lack of sense in the decision]].

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* The ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' TCG had a card called [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Taking_the_Hit_%28CCG_-_CommandersEdition%29 Taking The Hit]] that redirects all damage from one target to another. Its card art shows a tiny 30-ton ''Spider'' taking several shots for an 85-ton ''Gunslinger.'' The ''Gunslinger'' is better equipped to take damage than the ''Spider'', possessing something around five times the armor of the lighter 'Mech ''and'' is in cover to boot. The card text even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the [[StupidSacrifice lack of sense in the decision]].decision]], though in the game itself it was quite useful to be able to save your expensive assault mech by forcing your opponent to massively overkill the cheap scout mech and wasting all that extra damage.
25th Sep '16 7:10:54 PM shizzy
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