Suspension of Disbelief because of reputation alone.
Superman: You had your back broken, your heart broken, your bank account broken... you even got stabbed, dude!
Superman: How are you still breathing right now?
(Batman smirks starts drawing breath)This trope describes a narrative event in which a character does something thought improbable, impossible, or suicidal by others and no explanation is offered as to how it happened. If the character is sufficiently Badass, who they are is all that we need. How did he survive being shot by a minigun? How did she defeat those 1000 Mooks in that Offscreen Moment of Awesome? How did they get through that radiation-bathed deathtrap when there was clearly no way out? Didn't we already say they were Badass? Why is this even a question? This is a subtrope of the Rule of Cool and Law of Conservation of Detail. When well-executed, this trope becomes a self-perpetuating plot engine: a character is badass because they do the impossible, thus they do the impossible because they're badass. A failed attempt, however, will shatter the audience's Suspension of Disbelief. Sister Trope to Memetic Badass, although the latter is more closely tied to fan reaction. Related to Batman Can Breathe in Space, because...well...He's Batman. Compare Popularity Power. This is NOT a character trope. Do not list characters this trope applies to. Examples must be invoked or lampshaded.
Superman: No, never mind, I already know what you're gonna s--
Batman: Because I'm Batman!
Superman: *sigh* I walked right into that one.
Batman: Yes, you did.