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1st Apr '16 2:04:51 PM ObsidianFire
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* The Saint of Killers from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''. Scratch the "Nigh"; presumably a living saint walking the earth is considered a paradox by the laws of physics, and they find it comfortable to ignore him. His utter immunity to damage (of the Divine Protection sort) is first shown when he [[ImmuneToBullets ignores a hail of gunfire from a dozen cops]]. The villain, after he sees that the Saint is bulletproof, is [[GenreSavvy smart enough]] to bring a battalion of tanks to their next clash, only for the Saint to shrug off multiple tank shells to the face and proceed to [[InstantDeathBullet kill everyone present]]. The villain, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy who anticipated even this]], drops a [[NukeEm nuclear bomb]] on him as a coup de grace. Cut to the Saint, standing amidst the nuclear fire, ''[[NoSell completely unharmed]]''.

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* The Saint of Killers from ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''. Scratch the "Nigh"; presumably a living saint walking the earth is considered a paradox by the laws of physics, and they find it comfortable to ignore him. His utter immunity to damage (of the Divine Protection sort) is first shown when he [[ImmuneToBullets ignores a hail of gunfire from a dozen cops]]. The villain, after he sees that the Saint is bulletproof, is [[GenreSavvy smart enough]] enough to bring a battalion of tanks to their next clash, only for the Saint to shrug off multiple tank shells to the face and proceed to [[InstantDeathBullet kill everyone present]]. The villain, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy who anticipated even this]], this, drops a [[NukeEm nuclear bomb]] on him as a coup de grace. Cut to the Saint, standing amidst the nuclear fire, ''[[NoSell completely unharmed]]''.
24th Mar '16 4:21:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Marv from "ComicBook/SinCity". Being ran over by a car, sledgehammered in the face and shot in the head just didn't cut it. [[spoiler:Being eletrocuted a SECOND time did.]]
25th Feb '16 10:55:34 AM Sunburst
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* Marv from "ComicBook/SinCity". Being ran over by a car, sledgehammered in the face and shot in the head just didn't cut it. [[spoiler:Being eletrocuted a second time did.]]

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* Marv from "ComicBook/SinCity". Being ran over by a car, sledgehammered in the face and shot in the head just didn't cut it. [[spoiler:Being eletrocuted a second SECOND time did.]]
25th Feb '16 10:55:00 AM Sunburst
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* Marv from "ComicBook/SinCity". Being ran over by a car, sledgehammered in the face and shot in the head just didn't cut it. [[spoiler:Being eletrocuted a second time did.]]
12th Feb '16 11:33:58 PM Kuruni
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* In the game of ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'', one of the powers The Darkness grants Jackie Estacado is to protect him from virtually any harm... and if he does manage to die, it just rewinds time to a point when he's alive (the justification for the game's checkpoint system), or sends his spirit to The Otherworld while it rebuilds his body. Presumably, The Darkness has some variation on these powers in the comics, as well, but this editor is not familiar with them.

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* In the game of ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'', one of the powers The Darkness grants Jackie Estacado is to protect him from virtually any harm... and if he does manage to die, it just rewinds time to a point when he's alive (the justification for the game's checkpoint system), or sends his spirit to The Otherworld while it rebuilds his body. Presumably, The Darkness has some variation on these powers in the comics, as well, but this editor is not familiar with them.
5th Jan '16 11:37:04 AM Anddrix
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* Ben Grimm from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour''. Pretty much nothing is capable of seriously hurting him. [[spoiler:Even more so after he evolves]].
29th Dec '15 8:22:59 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom is an example of the ''Proxy'' variant. Doom has been defeated and killed on many occasions, only to reveal later (whether intended at the time or [[{{Retcon}} retconned in later]]) that it was ActuallyADoombot and the real Doom would never be defeated by something so pathetic. This could imply that Doctor Doom isn't a true robotic villain, but a source of dark energy that makes those Doombots & possesses them in order to fight his foes.

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* SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom Doctor Doom is an example of the ''Proxy'' variant. Doom has been defeated and killed on many occasions, only to reveal later (whether intended at the time or [[{{Retcon}} retconned in later]]) that it was ActuallyADoombot and the real Doom would never be defeated by something so pathetic. This could imply that Doctor Doom isn't a true robotic villain, but a source of dark energy that makes those Doombots & possesses them in order to fight his foes.
28th Dec '15 6:20:17 AM Anddrix
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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} also counts, since he is an EvilCounterpart of Superman.

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* SelfDemonstrating/{{Bizarro}} Bizarro also counts, since he is an EvilCounterpart of Superman.
27th Dec '15 8:55:49 PM nombretomado
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** Though not, apparently, Wolverine's head-banging in a certain 2009 movie... though this is probably because in the comics his head was always vulnerable compared to the rest of his body. He's generally more vulnerable to sensory assaults-the [[MakeMeWannaShout Banshee]] once stunned the Blob with his sonic scream, while both the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk and {{Sleepwalker}} exploited his blubber. The Hulk stretched the Blob like a piece of taffy, while Sleepwalker used his [[EyeBeams warp vision]] to wrap a steel girder around the Blob and squeeze him. [[ColdBloodedTorture In both cases, it was pretty painful]].

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** Though not, apparently, Wolverine's head-banging in a certain 2009 movie... though this is probably because in the comics his head was always vulnerable compared to the rest of his body. He's generally more vulnerable to sensory assaults-the [[MakeMeWannaShout Banshee]] once stunned the Blob with his sonic scream, while both the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk and {{Sleepwalker}} ComicBook/{{Sleepwalker}} exploited his blubber. The Hulk stretched the Blob like a piece of taffy, while Sleepwalker used his [[EyeBeams warp vision]] to wrap a steel girder around the Blob and squeeze him. [[ColdBloodedTorture In both cases, it was pretty painful]].
22nd Dec '15 11:55:23 AM Temmere
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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is essentially a god and there are very few things that could even slow him down. Only Superman has been able to stand a one on one match with him. Similarly, Darkseid is one of the few opponents who can hurt Superman by way of having powers that are just that strong (as opposed to having a Kryptonite ray gun or otherwise exploiting the rules of Superman's powers.)

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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is essentially a god and there are very few things that could even slow him down. Only his son Orion and Superman has have been able to stand a one on one match with him. Similarly, Darkseid is one of the few opponents who can hurt Superman by way of having powers that are just that strong (as opposed to having a Kryptonite ray gun or otherwise exploiting the rules of Superman's powers.)
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