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18th Jan '17 10:22:30 PM ultimomant
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** Happens in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''. It's {{handwave}}d by saying the bullet only grazed Mulder's skull, although that's a little odd since he was shot at point blank range. In any case, as soon as he wakes up a couple hours later he escapes the hospital, and within 48 hours he's off to [[spoiler:Antarctica to carry his partner out of a massive underground alien spacecraft on foot]].

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** * Happens in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''. It's {{handwave}}d by saying the bullet only grazed Mulder's skull, although that's a little odd since he was shot at point blank range. In any case, as soon as he wakes up a couple hours later he escapes the hospital, and within 48 hours he's off to [[spoiler:Antarctica to carry his partner out of a massive underground alien spacecraft on foot]].
15th Jan '17 11:52:46 AM EveryZig
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': The [[GodEmperor Demiurge]] Gog-Agog can survive [[YourHeadAsplode having her head blown up]] due to being [[TheWormThatWalks a pile of worms in a humanoid shape]].
7th Jan '17 9:16:49 AM nombretomado
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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 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.

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* ''Bullet in the Head'' ''Film/BulletInTheHead'' is the actual title of a classic JohnWoo Creator/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 alive but 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.
30th Dec '16 11:20:53 AM thatother1dude
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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.

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* [[spoiler:Muhammad Avdol]] from ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stardust Crusaders]]'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' 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.
28th Dec '16 11:58:46 AM StarSword
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* Happens in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''. It's {{handwave}}d by saying the bullet only grazed Mulder's skull, although that's a little odd since he was shot at point blank range. In any case, as soon as he wakes up a couple hours later he escapes the hospital, and within 48 hours he's off to [[spoiler:Antarctica to carry his partner out of a massive underground alien spacecraft on foot]].

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':
** A panicky cop shoots Logan in the head in ''Film/X2XMenUnited''. [[TapOnTheHead It knocks him out for a few minutes]] but the bullet is stopped dead by the adamantium on his skull; Logan regenerates and gets back up.
** DoubleSubverted in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''. [[spoiler:Stryker shoots Logan in the head with an adamantium round, which actually penetrates. Logan survives the injury due to his regeneration, but most of his memory is gone from the brain damage.]]
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Happens in ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture''. It's {{handwave}}d by saying the bullet only grazed Mulder's skull, although that's a little odd since he was shot at point blank range. In any case, as soon as he wakes up a couple hours later he escapes the hospital, and within 48 hours he's off to [[spoiler:Antarctica to carry his partner out of a massive underground alien spacecraft on foot]].
9th Dec '16 2:46:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* Downplayed in ''Film/IpMan 2'' - [[spoiler:Quan]] gets shot in the head by the Japanese and while he survives, the ordeal gives him amnesia.

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* Downplayed in ''Film/IpMan 2'' ''Film/IpMan2'' - [[spoiler:Quan]] gets shot in the head by the Japanese and while he survives, the ordeal gives him amnesia.
9th Dec '16 2:46:26 PM Morgenthaler
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In fiction, dismissing a BoomHeadshot as OnlyAFleshWound is exclusively the domain of a {{Badass}} and shows just how much of a {{Determinator}} or MadeOfIron a character is. Sometimes the injury will be {{Handwave}}d as a lot less serious than it looked, and sometimes it will merely be implied that the character is just that tough.

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In fiction, dismissing a BoomHeadshot as OnlyAFleshWound is exclusively the domain of a {{Badass}} badass and shows just how much of a {{Determinator}} or MadeOfIron a character is. Sometimes the injury will be {{Handwave}}d as a lot less serious than it looked, and sometimes it will merely be implied that the character is just that tough.
25th Oct '16 7:14:26 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/CliveCussler's ''Night Probe'', Dirk Pitt deliberately invokes this in his final showdown with Franchise/JamesBond {{Expy}} Brian Shaw, for whom he has considerable respect. Afterwards he comments that the bullet "only creased (Shaw's) skull" and that he is tough enough to recover completely (which indeed he does).

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* In Creator/CliveCussler's ''Night Probe'', [[Literature/DirkPittAdventures Dirk Pitt Pitt]] deliberately invokes this in his final showdown with Franchise/JamesBond {{Expy}} Brian Shaw, for whom he has considerable respect. Afterwards he comments that the bullet "only creased (Shaw's) skull" and that he is tough enough to recover completely (which indeed he does).
28th Aug '16 2:40:10 PM intastiel
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28th Aug '16 2:39:48 PM intastiel
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* Angel in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' mentions the trope when she invites Jonesy, a regular human, to her SuperSoldier camping trip/survival derby/cookout and gives her some plate armor [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/yeah-she-just-skinned-a-boar-off-panel-that-fast for safety's sake]].
-->'''Jonesy:''' I feel like an invincible can of soup!\\
'''Angel:''' Well... most of us can take an entire sixteen-round mag to the temple, so just watch yourself out there...
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