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11th Apr '16 3:59:26 PM TARINunit9
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** Four classes (the Demoman, the Pyro, the Soldier, and the Heavy) are able to survive headshots unless they are decently charged; a fully charged headshot can still take out even a Heavy being overhealed by a Medic. But if the Heavy takes out an unlock called the Fists of Steel, he can easily survive any sort of headshot; however, melee attacks also do more while the fists are out.

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** Snipers deal 50 damage with their Sniper Rifles, with a x3 multiplier for headshots and an additional x3 multiplier if they spend four seconds charging the shot. Four classes (the Demoman, the Pyro, the Soldier, and the Heavy) are able to have more than 150 health, and as such can survive headshots unless they are decently charged; a fully charged headshot can still take out even a Heavy being overhealed by a Medic. But uncharged headshots. What's more, if the Heavy takes out an unlock called the Fists of Steel, he can easily survive any sort of headshot; however, melee attacks also do more headshot (300 health base, 40% damage resistance against ranged weapons while the fists are out.holding his Fists out in front of his body).
11th Apr '16 3:41:39 AM thatmadork
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* Lilith Vermillion in ''VideoGame/PandoraFirstContact'' was once just a hypocritical cult leader who used the Divine Ascension as a way to amass money and blackmail material without actually believing in anything she preached. Then she got shot in the head by a sniper. She survived, but suffered irreparable brain damage in doing so, leading to her current AGodAmI complex.
28th Mar '16 2:04:09 PM thatother1dude
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* US Representative[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Giffords Gabbrielle Giffords]] (D-AZ) was shot in an assassination attempt. The subsequent media circus erroneously declared her dead, but she survived, albeit with significant motor impairment, and went on to become an advocate for stricter gun laws in the US.
27th Mar '16 6:28:19 PM bombadil211
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai]] was targeted by the Taliban for advocating that girls be educated. The bullet damaged the left side of her brain, following the interior of her skull before lodging in her shoulder near her spine. She recovered from her injuries and continues to fiercely campaign against terror and for women's rights.
* US Representative[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle_Giffords Gabbrielle Giffords]] (D-AZ) was shot in an assassination attempt. The subsequent media circus erroneously declared her dead, but she survived, albeit with significant motor impairment, and went on to become an advocate for stricter gun laws in the US.
18th Mar '16 6:03:40 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Johan Liebert is shot in the head at the beginning of the series. He survives, but only because elite neurosurgeon Dr. Kenzo Tenma operates on him. The series does point out how hard it is to safely remove a bullet to the skull though, and points out that Dr. Tenma is the only one in the entire hospital (an enormous complex) skilled enough to have a chance at it.
** [[spoiler:At the very end of the series, he's shot in the head ''once more,'' and again survives thanks to Tenma.]]
*** Not to mention that he may have [[spoiler:remained with his consciousness intact on the latter occasion as well]].
** Though Johan [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may be]] [[AntiChrist technically]] breaking the "no supernatural powers" rule.

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* In ''Manga/{{Monster}}'', Johan Liebert is shot in the head at the beginning of the series. He survives, but only because elite neurosurgeon Dr. Kenzo Tenma operates on him. The series does point out how hard it is to safely remove a bullet to the skull though, and points out that Dr. Tenma is the only one in the entire hospital (an enormous complex) skilled enough to have a chance at it.
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it. [[spoiler:At the very end of the series, he's shot in the head ''once more,'' possibly without even losing consciouness, and again survives thanks to Tenma.]]
*** Not to mention that he may have [[spoiler:remained with his consciousness intact on the latter occasion as well]].
**
]] Though Johan [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane may be]] [[AntiChrist technically]] breaking the "no supernatural powers" rule.



* Invoked in ''Manga/MasterKeaton'', where a man threatening to kill himself is told by the negotiator the police sent that with the gun he's using and position he's holding it (pointed inward at the temple) he's far more likely to just give himself crippling brain damage than cause his own death. If he really wanted to guarantee his own death he'll have to [[AteHisGun point it down his mouth toward the base of his brain.]]

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* Invoked in ''Manga/MasterKeaton'', where a ''Manga/MasterKeaton'': A man threatening to kill himself is told by the police's negotiator the police sent that that, with the gun he's using and position he's holding it (pointed inward at the temple) temple), [[InvokedTrope he's far more likely to just give himself crippling brain damage than cause his own death. If death]]. The negotiator further tells him [[DoWrongRight that if he really wanted to guarantee his own death death]] he'll have to [[AteHisGun point it down his mouth toward the base of his brain.]]
14th Feb '16 9:34:39 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* [[spoiler:Muhammad Avdol]] from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders]]'' was seemingly killed when shot in the head by Hol Horse and his [[FightingSpirit stand]] Emperor, TakingTheBullet to save Polnareff. He returns later to save Polnareff again, revealing that it was OnlyAFleshWound as he jerked his head back before the bullet broke through his skull.
7th Feb '16 8:53:28 PM LordAaronus
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* ''Bullet in the Head'' is the actual title of a classic JohnWoo film. Context is needed here - three friends make the mistake of their lives and participate in a drug deal, but one of them betrays another for the cash by covering his head in a jacket and putting about three bullets in at point-blank range. Fast forward to the present, the poor bugger is still allive but assicted to morphine to take away the pain - forcing the one remaining friend to perform a MercyKill. What most people take from this movie is the remaining guy vs the EvilFormerFriend in a ridiculously ''awesome'' CarFu duel in the finale.

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* ''Bullet in the Head'' is the actual title of a classic JohnWoo film. Context is needed here - three friends make the mistake of their lives and participate in a drug deal, but one of them betrays another for the cash by covering his head in a jacket and putting about three bullets in at point-blank range. Fast forward to the present, the poor bugger is still allive but assicted addicted to morphine to take away the pain - forcing the one remaining friend to perform a MercyKill. What most people take from this movie is the remaining guy vs the EvilFormerFriend in a ridiculously ''awesome'' CarFu duel in the finale.
7th Feb '16 8:52:43 PM LordAaronus
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* ''Bullet in the Head'' is the actual title of a classic JohnWoo film. Context is needed here - three friends make the mistake of their lives and participate in a drug deal, but one of them betrays another for the cash by covering his head in a jacket and putting about three bullets in at point-blank range. Fast forward to the present, the poor bugger is still allive but assicted to morphine to take away the pain - forcing the one remaining friend to perform a MercyKill. What most people take from this movie is the remaining guy vs the EvilFormerFriend in a ridiculously ''awesome'' CarFu duel in the finale.
31st Dec '15 9:57:05 AM Abracadabrantes
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* In 1812, General Hulin was shot in the head by General Malet during the latter's attempted overthrow of Napoleon's Empire. He collapsed in a pool of blood and Malet walked away, thinking that he was dead; however, when Colonel Doucet came to check on him after arresting Malet a few hours later, Hulin was unable to speak but still conscious enough to let Doucet understand that he had ''carte blanche'' to restore order in Paris. This misadventure earned Hulin a nickname from the Parisian populace: ''Bouffe-la-balle'', or "Bullet-eater".
21st Dec '15 4:54:48 PM thatother1dude
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* In "Chickenhawk" Robert Mason recalls seeing a helicopter pilot return to base with a hole in each side of his flight helmet. It turned out that the bullet had hit and gone through the flight helmet on one side of his head, deflected off his skull, turned upwards, followed the curvature of his helmet all the way around his head, deflected off another ridge of bone on the other side and gone back out through the other side of his flight helmet.

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* In "Chickenhawk" ''Chickenhaw'', Robert Mason recalls seeing a helicopter pilot return to base with a hole in each side of his flight helmet. It turned out that the bullet had hit and gone through the flight helmet on one side of his head, deflected off his skull, turned upwards, followed the curvature of his helmet all the way around his head, deflected off another ridge of bone on the other side and gone back out through the other side of his flight helmet.
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