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25th May '17 5:20:04 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', with [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]], [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] and [[Intangibility Jose]] when [[spoiler: Farah is shot. Carlos, Jose, and Micah take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.]]

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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', with [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]], [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] Nazan, Carlos, Micah and [[Intangibility Jose]] Jose when [[spoiler: Farah is shot. Carlos, Jose, and Micah take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.]]
25th May '17 5:17:19 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', when ''spoiler: [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]] is shot. [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] and [[Intangibility Jose]] take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.''

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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', when ''spoiler: with [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]] is shot. Nazan]], [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] and [[Intangibility Jose]] when [[spoiler: Farah is shot. Carlos, Jose, and Micah take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.'']]
25th May '17 5:15:24 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', when [[spoiler: [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]] is shot. [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] and [[Intangibility Jose]] take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.]]

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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', when [[spoiler: ''spoiler: [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]] is shot. [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] and [[Intangibility Jose]] take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.]]''
25th May '17 5:14:31 AM MrMaplesyrup1
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* Played with in ''Series/HeroesReborn'', when [[spoiler: [[Invisibility Farah Nazan]] is shot. [[BadassNormal Carlos]], [[Technopathy Micah]] and [[Intangibility Jose]] take her to the hospital, and try to help her. Jose manages to dig the bullets out of her stomach, except since he phases his hand into her chest, then phases the bullets out, it doesn't have the same medical implications as the other methods of bullet removal.]]
21st May '17 5:26:19 PM nombretomado
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* WereAlive features this when [[spoiler: Saul is shot]] and the bullet is removed without proper tools, antiseptics, or [[spoiler: morphine]]. Plus the only one actually trained to perform the operation is [[spoiler: Saul himself]].

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* WereAlive ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' features this when [[spoiler: Saul is shot]] and the bullet is removed without proper tools, antiseptics, or [[spoiler: morphine]]. Plus the only one actually trained to perform the operation is [[spoiler: Saul himself]].
17th Apr '17 12:39:47 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' this trope at first appears to be PlayedStraight when Trinity is shot. Neo notes that "[[CaptainObvious The bullet is still inside]]" and uses his [[AGodAmI One powers]] to reach into her body and pull it out. But it quickly becomes a subversion when this does nothing to improve her condition whatsoever [[spoiler:and she dies. Neo then has to use his powers to restart her heart.]]

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* In ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' this trope at first appears to be PlayedStraight when Trinity is shot. Neo notes that "[[CaptainObvious The bullet is still inside]]" and uses his [[AGodAmI [[RealityWarper One powers]] to reach into her body and pull it out. But it It quickly becomes a subversion when this does nothing to improve her condition whatsoever [[spoiler:and she dies. Neo then has to use his powers to restart her heart.]]



* Subverted in the final episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Simon is shot in the leg, and doesn't have the bullet removed until the end of the episode, and with somewhat sophisticated imaging and removal tools to minimize damage.
** Simon does remove a bullet from Kaylee's stomach wound during the pilot, but as part of a much longer surgical procedure that isn't shown on-screen and (most likely) involved a lot more than just pulling the bullet out.

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* Subverted in the final episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Simon is shot in the leg, and doesn't have the bullet removed until the end of the episode, and with somewhat sophisticated imaging and removal tools to minimize damage.
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** Simon does remove removes a bullet from Kaylee's stomach wound during the pilot, but as part of a much longer surgical procedure that isn't shown on-screen and (most likely) involved a lot more than just pulling the bullet out.out.
** Subverted in the final episode. Simon is shot in the leg, and doesn't have the bullet removed until the end of the episode, and with somewhat sophisticated imaging and removal tools to minimize damage.



* [[Series/BandOfBrothers Bull Randleman]] has to have a Dutch farmer do this to him after he is wounded and stuck behind enemy lines. Technically not a bullet (it was shrapnel from an exploding British tank), but the concept remains the same.

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* [[Series/BandOfBrothers ''Series/BandOfBrothers'': Bull Randleman]] Randleman has to have a Dutch farmer do this to him after he is wounded and stuck behind enemy lines. Technically not a bullet (it was shrapnel from an exploding British tank), but the concept remains the same.
11th Apr '17 7:42:13 AM StarTropes
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* {{Subverted}} on ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' when Malcolm Reed is shot with a projectile gun on an alien planet and ends up with a bullet in his leg. Dr. Phlox administers basic first aid, but doesn't try removing the bullet until they're back on ''Enterprise''.
31st Mar '17 1:24:29 PM Sharysa
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Depending on the time period, however, this can be a JustifiedTrope - historically, a musket ball was made out of lead and would be toxic if left inside. It would also have been extracted as part of recovering any part of the wearer's clothing that it had tracked in with it - bits of cloth in wounds were a good source of infection, since most soldiers (and civilians, for that matter) had just one set of clothes which they wore constantly without washing them,[[note]] A) because you'd wash your under-pants and under-shirt, if you had any, instead of the external clothes and B) because most dyes would dissolve in water and/or soap, which was bad news if you wanted to look good/were relying on the colour of your clothes to help other soldiers identify which country you were fighting for[[/note]] and because musket balls travel far slower and have less penetrating power, bits of clothing could often be dragged into the wound.

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Depending on the time period, however, this can be a JustifiedTrope - historically, a musket ball was made out of lead and would be toxic if left inside. It would also have been extracted as part of recovering any part of the wearer's clothing that it had tracked in with it - bits of cloth in wounds were a good source of infection, since most soldiers (and civilians, for that matter) had just one set of clothes which they wore constantly without washing them,[[note]] A) because you'd wash your under-pants and under-shirt, if you had any, instead of the external clothes and B) because most dyes would dissolve in water and/or soap, which was bad news if you wanted to look good/were relying on the colour of your clothes to help other soldiers identify which country you were fighting for[[/note]] and because musket balls travel far slower and have less penetrating power, bits of clothing could often be dragged into the wound.
wound. Plus, [[CaptainObvious people often instinctively want to get rid of foreign metal objects causing pain.]]
7th Feb '17 3:08:16 PM flippyinvader3
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'': A New Frontier, a character gets shot in their midsection, which leads to a pretty nasty scene involving trying to '''STRETCH OPEN THE WOUND AND PULL THE BULLET OUT'''
28th Dec '16 5:33:52 PM MadCat221
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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander: The Far Side of the World'', [[BadassBookworm Stephen Maturin]] operates ''on himself'' to extract a ball round. Subverted, in that Stephen is far more concerned about a piece of his shirt that the ball took with it and which he fears will infect the wound. We even get to see his assistant match the extracted fragment to the hole in the shirt to make sure there are no cloth fragments left in the wound.

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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander: The Far Side of the World'', [[BadassBookworm Stephen Maturin]] operates ''on himself'' to extract a ball round. Subverted, in that Stephen is far more concerned about a piece of his shirt that the ball took with it and which he fears will infect the wound. We even get to see his assistant match the extracted fragment shred to the hole in the shirt to make sure there are no cloth fragments bits left in the wound.
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