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20th May '16 10:21:25 AM mynameisntslick
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* Justified by the time period in UnderAPaintedSky, when Sam takes a bullet out of an outlaw's leg. The book is set in 1849.
18th May '16 11:42:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted variation on ''{{CSI NY}}'' in 'Officer Blue'. Mac needed a bullet that had lodged inside a horse when a mounted officer was shot to death. He knew it would likely kill the animal in the process. Mac did manage to stall the surgery long enough that the horse did survive.

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* Averted variation on ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' in 'Officer Blue'. Mac needed a bullet that had lodged inside a horse when a mounted officer was shot to death. He knew it would likely kill the animal in the process. Mac did manage to stall the surgery long enough that the horse did survive.
22nd Apr '16 8:36:53 AM mynameisntslick
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* [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/82162 Stars from Home]] - discussed when [[spoiler: Alex]] is shot. Ruth tells Erik to take the bullet out, with Hank insisting they do otherwise. Justified when Ruth is able to heal [[spoiler: Alex]] using her powers.

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5th Apr '16 3:48:53 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam''. In the episode "Curtain Call" Murdoc is shot and Hannibal takes the bullet out with a knife. Subverted, as Hannibal is not concerned about the bullet itself but about the pieces of clothes that it took with it.

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* ''Series/TheATeam''. In the episode "Curtain Call" Murdoc "[[Recap/TheATeamS2E23CurtainCall Curtain Call]]", Murdock is shot and Hannibal takes the bullet out with a knife. Subverted, as Hannibal is not concerned about the bullet itself (he notes that bullets often sterilize themselves in the barrel) but about the pieces of clothes cloth that it took with it.it. However, it is still portrayed as a dangerous operation.
27th Mar '16 3:02:31 AM JackG
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* Justified in ''Literature/TheMartian''. Mark Watney has been punctured by a length of antenna which, along with congealed blood, has mostly sealed his spacesuit against decompression. However when he regains consciousness, Watney has to remove the antenna to apply an emergency patch that will properly seal the spacesuit so he can make it back to the Habitat. [[Film/TheMartian In the movie]] he cuts off most of the antenna, but leaves the remainder in place until he makes it back to the Hab, then yanks out the rod and fishes inside himself with forceps for a nut that's been left in there. However as the nearest medical attention is millions of miles away, and he's got to engage in a lot of physical activity over the next few years, it's not as if he has any other choice.
27th Feb '16 10:41:42 AM eroock
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* In ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', a LivingMacGuffin gets shot in the should and the hero is called in to get the bullet out which he does.
10th Feb '16 11:34:48 PM rjd1922
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** Averted with [[spoiler: Von Karma]] in the first game. The villain has had a bullet lodged in their shoulder for 15 years. It's incriminating evidence, but they didn't remove it because doing so safely would require a surgery, leaving a medical record.

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** Averted with [[spoiler: Von Manfred von Karma]] in the first game. The villain has had a bullet lodged in their shoulder for 15 years. It's incriminating evidence, but they didn't remove it because doing so safely would require a surgery, leaving a medical record.
2nd Feb '16 9:05:15 PM laserviking42
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** Which is surprising as in the pilot episode Jack explains that he won't remove a piece of shrapnel from a wounded man's abdomen because he expected a rescue party to show up soon and have him in a sterile environment when they do. As they are not rescued immediately, he removes it and tries to keep the resulting infection at bay with the rather weak antibiotics he can scrounge up. It doesn't work.
24th Jan '16 5:22:07 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' "To Another Shore": Devil Ray shoots a poison dart into Wonder Woman's shoulder which is removed to keep any more poison from seeping in. The dart has a barb, so she's advise to "find a bullet to bite".
24th Jan '16 5:09:18 PM thatother1dude
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* Subverted in ''Film/TheGreenHornet'': Britt is shot in the shoulder as Green Hornet, but obviously can't go to the hospital lest he give away his SecretIdentity. So he tells [[spoiler:Lenore]] to dig the bullet out with a kitchen knife (while he bites down on a spatula), but even the heat from the sterilized knife causes him to wuss out. [[spoiler:They end up having Kato (in costume) drive up and "shoot" Britt at a public event, which lets him safely go to the hospital ''and'' makes it less likely that people will think he's the Hornet.]]
** However, this means that Reid has to spend a day or so with a bullet in his shoulder and not let anyone know about it. Yikes.

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* Subverted in ''Film/TheGreenHornet'': Britt is shot in the shoulder as Green Hornet, but obviously can't go to the hospital lest he give away his SecretIdentity. So he tells [[spoiler:Lenore]] to dig the bullet out with a kitchen knife (while he bites down on a spatula), but even the heat from the sterilized knife causes him to wuss out. [[spoiler:They end up having Kato (in costume) drive up and "shoot" Britt at a public event, which lets him safely go to the hospital ''and'' makes it less likely that people will think he's the Hornet.]]
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However, this means that Reid has to spend a day or so with a bullet in his shoulder and not let anyone know about it. Yikes.]]
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