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* Killy, the protagonist from ''Manga/{{Blame}}'', takes more physical punishment than any normal human would ever be able to survive. Most notably in one chapter, where he gets half his head ''blown off''. It has its consequences, naturally, but he still gets better.
* In one episode, ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is thrown upside down into the air and hits the ground with her head without any lasting consequences. To be fair, all Sailor Senshi are regularly tossed around by the MonsterOfTheWeek and usually don't sport any visible injuries, but that example was particularly jarring.
* Averted in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' when Revy actually gets a concussion, rendering her non-responsive for about a whole episode, during her fight against [[spoiler:[[NinjaMaid Roberta]]]]. Granted, in the anime it took no less than a near-direct hit with a grenade launcher (just an armor-piercing round to the shoulder in the manga), but still...
** She fully recovered less than an hour later, immediately after being in ''a car crash''.
* The Saiyans from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' generally seem to have this, although Goku -- despite the EasyAmnesia he suffered as a child -- seems to be a notable case, and it was commented on multiple times by other characters, including fellow Saiyan Vegeta.
** He did beat a guy in a combat robot suit by ''headbutting it.''
** Headbutting was practically kid Goku's finishing move.
-->'''Krillin''': I hope he's got a seat belt in [the Saiyan Space Pod].
-->'''Yamcha''': Why? To protect the ship from Goku's head?
* Ryōga Hibiki of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Even for someone who uses SupernaturalMartialArts, he's considered insanely tough. His most well-know "technique" is the Bakusai Tenketsu, TrainingFromHell in which he slammed himself face-first into boulders so much that he toughened up way into the higher grades of MadeOfIron. There was one gag where he headbutted a concrete pole so hard that he not only dented it (noting that it didn't hurt in the slightest), but it actually cracked in half and fell on his head with enough force to shatter into pieces after he turned around. This resulted in a CranialEruption and him commenting that it hurt a little. In at least the anime version of the "Waterproof Soap" story, after Ryōga's apparent "cure" has been revealed, Ranma [[CuteBruiser casually lifts a huge boulder]] and slams him on the head with it, only for Ryōga to pop back up, completely oblivious, causing it to flip over and crush Ranma instead.
* In the manga ''Manga/TekkenChinmi'', one of the first [[VillainOfTheWeek minor opponents]] that Chinmi fights are a pair of identical twin martial artists called [[MeaningfulName the Stonehead Brothers]]. They've taken this trope and made a form of MartialArtsAndCrafts based around it.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Yusuke Urameshi displays this, most notably during the Dark Tournament when an opponent tries to [[TapOnTheHead incapacitate him with a large rock.]] Not only does this only barely stun Yusuke, the rock crumbles to pieces on impact.
** It got started way back when he was still a BadassNormal. When Yusuke gets into a BarBrawl during an attempt to rescue Keiko from a rival school's gang, one of the {{mooks}} [[GrievousBottleyHarm hits him over the head with a beer bottle]]. Yusuke says "ow", then complains about the guy wasting good brew.
* Possibly subverted in ''Anime/WolfsRain'': Following [[spoiler:the death of his lover, Hamona]], Darcia violently and repeatedly smashes his head against the wall of his palace. He eventually goes insane, but not before seemingly recovering completely from the head trauma with no ill effects.
** His insanity may instead be the result of [[spoiler:Jagara's poison]].
* ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'': The titular character always does this as his FinishingMove against the BigBad in the movie (some of them). {{Justified|Trope}} since Doraemon is a robot after all.
* Appears in ''Anime/TokyoMagnitude8'', [[spoiler:where it is horrifically subverted. Yuuki is struck in the head by a piece of the Tokyo Tower and dies a few episodes (approximately a day) later from cerebral hemorrhage, showing increasing amounts of weakness and nausea after the impact.]]
* In an episode of ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', the girls go to break Sensei out of government confinement using their respective skills. The ApologizesALot girl, Ai Kaga bangs her head on a security person every time she bows to apologize, and kills tons of people through the hardness of her head.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets his head slammed into the ground a few times in the series. Most of the time, his [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Kyuubi state]] reacts to the trauma.
** Pain. In Naruto Shippuden 167, he was punched in the face, hammered into the ground by a 5-10 ton boulder, and thrown with incredible force head-first into a cliff, courtesy of [[spoiler:[[UnstoppableRage 6-tailed]]]] Naruto. ''And he didn't get even a scratch.'' Considering he's practically undead, that makes sense of why he didn't die.
** The fairly strong Jugo punched Killer Bee ''right in the face'' (and followed it up with a [[PowerFist rocket boosting]], but Bee appeared to have dodged that [[OffscreenTeleportation somehow]]), which doesn't slow him down at all.
** Naruto tries to exploit this much later. When he catches up with Tobi during the 4th Ninja War arc, Naruto [[UseYourHead immediately headbutts him]]. Unfortunately, Naruto discovers that Tobi has an even harder head.
* Sakuragi from ''Manga/SlamDunk'' has a really hard head. His most well-known fighting move is his headbutt. It doesn't even hurt him when he headbutts the floor of a basketball court with all his might.
* Black*Star from ''Manga/SoulEater'' once fell from the sky and landed head-first in a crater and comes out unscathed.
* While it is never officially stated, in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' the eponymous Seiya is hit in his head very often. And by "very often" we mean every single time there's an unstoppable, all-powerful technique used on Seiya, it'll unerringly hit him in the head. And in fact he usually seems to be more affected by attacks in his body than attacks in his thick skull.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Winry hits Ed on the head with a wrench, often, and he is usually shown collapsed on the ground, bleeding more than enough to be worrying. Strangely, always PlayedForLaughs, since he inevitably recovers.
* The titular ''Manga/InuYasha'' tends to get thrown through the terrain face-first a lot. Usually, the terrain gives up. In fact, he never responds to head injures, and the only damage he pays attention to is [[{{Determinator}} the kind that]] [[MadeOfIron makes it harder to swing his]] BFS around.
* In ''Anime/NatsuiroKiseki'', Natsumi hurls a wooden bucket at Koharu's head, since she thought Koharu was a boy peeping on her and her friends in the bath. This renders Koharu unconscious for several minutes, during which nobody helps her, not even her own twin sister Chiharu. When Koharu finally wakes up she proceeds as normal with only a mild headache.
* Horribly, terrible subverted in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. A "simple" blow to the head from a bottle flung by her drunk father causes a character to collapse a few days later from intracranial bleeding, wake up for a couple hours with complete aphasia, and then ''die''.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Harry/Halley]] Tribeca of ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' demonstrates just how hard her head is when she counters SuperStrongChild Rio's [[ElementalPunch electrically-charged punch]] with a head butt, and manages to injure her opponent's fist while taking minimal damage herself.
* Akane from ''UrayasuTekkinKazoku''. She still feels agonizing pain when something falls or thrown at her, but if at another person, it would leave a lumping bruise or unconsciousness. In one chapter when several kids were marooned on a small island, her head was used to crack open coconuts.
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