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* It's actually pretty common that when comic book characters fight, characters with superpowers take superpowered hits without serious injury, ''even though their superpowers have nothing to do with superhuman strength or endurance''. I.E. a character whose ability is to shoot EyeBeams can be punched through a concrete wall, pick themselves back up, and continue fighting as though nothing happened.
* Many characters in FrankMiller's ''SinCity'' exhibit this trait to an incredible degree. Made of Iron is probably Miller's all-time favorite character trope for male protagonists. He just loves guys who can take an appalling level of punishment from vastly superior opponents through force of will, strength of character, or just innate badassery.
** Two characters who seem particularly adept at shrugging off damage are Manute and Marv, who require really extreme trauma to [[spoiler:be eventually killed: Manute in a hail of bullets courtesy of an army of prostitutes; Marv by being electrocuted in the electric chair - although notably, Marv doesn't die until the ''second time in a row'' he's electrocuted.]]
-->'''Marv:''' Is that the best you can do, you pansies?
** The animalistic Kevin is so good at ''avoiding'' damage that he doesn't get a chance to display his durability much, but the fact that he can survive being [[spoiler:dismembered, eaten alive by a wolf, and eventually disemboweled, without even making a sound, until he's finally killed by decapitation]] indicates that he's got a lot of iron in him as well.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}
** This is sometimes subverted, as several older incarnations (''TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''ComicBook/KingdomCome'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'') are noticeably [[DentedIron battered by the years of combat]]. ''Kingdom's'' Bats must use a full-body exoskeleton just to get around.
** The more recent comic books (i.e. ''Hush'') tend to show Batman's upper body as pretty much a mass of scar tissue by this point.
** [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] is at least as bad about this. She usually gets out of the way, but when obliged to take a bullet she can do so and not even flinch. It's mainly [[TrainingFromHell practice]].
--->'''Robin:''' Are those... exit wounds? But they're so big.\\
'''Batgirl:''' I... grew.
* Subverted to tragic effect in an issue of ''ElfQuest'', where a couple of boys from a human tribe throw a stone from a sling to knock an elf off of a high tree branch, believing that elves are indestructible. They're not. The elf breaks his back. [[spoiler:The elves ''do'' have magical healers, but the injured elf is found and killed by the boys' grown-up relatives.]]
* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}. One of the more memorable examples would be the time when he not only survives taking casual slaps from the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Hulk]], but [[UpToEleven keeps getting back up to confront the not-so-jolly-green giant again]]. Not surprisingly, this trait was one of the things that Frank Miller left as his legacy with the character.
* Often prominent with ''Comicbook/ThePunisher'', particularly as written by Creator/GarthEnnis.
** At one point, the title character was seen walking upright with a stabbed liver. The irony of this is that Ennis claims to hate powered superheroes, while constantly [[BadassNormal playing up all-human characters]] with [[CharlesAtlasSuperPower superhuman feats]].
** It remains to be seen what future authors will do with the character in terms of this, since Ennis is leaving the character after eight years, his current story arc being the final one, and other writers have already started. In the two thus far published stories, the ''Punisher MAX Annual'' #1 and ''Punisher MAX: Force of Nature'', he doesn't take so much damage as to invoke this trope.
** In one of the Ennis' ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' stories Frank takes a shotgun blast to the side that removes a big chunk, including an entire rib bone. One would expect Frank to stumble off and let himself heal in the manner that an ''extremely'' well-trained and diligent former Marine would do. But with the shotgun wound, Frank continues to fight on... not even bleeding. In the same story TheDragon gets impaled, shot, beaten, further impaled, his face quite literally blown off and lives several moments past that, before finally snuffing it.
** It's implied in ''Punisher: Born'' that Castle's near-inhuman ability to survive damage that would kill anyone else is that he made an unconscious pact with [[TheGrimReaper death]] during UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar that would let him continue to fight a war that never ended - for a price.
** In Jason Aaron's ''[[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX]]'' run, the continuation of Ennis' run, Frank's years of injuries are finally starting to catch up to him. A doctor flat out tells him that his body is a wreck and will only get worse. However, in the same series Frank takes an extraordinary amount of damage. In one night he gets stabbed several times with a sai (including one through his forearm) and takes several gunshots (including one self-inflicted one through the left chest-shoulder area to hit someone behind him). Then he walks across town and is met with no less than six more gunshots, gets his head smashed both through a car window and against a fire hydrant. He remains conscious long enough to walk back into the city then back into the suburbs before passing out. [[spoiler:The trope is ultimate averted when Frank succumbs to his injuries.]]
** And '''OH GOD''', all the shit it took to kill Max!Bullseye, The Mennonite and Barracuda, think Pittsy, TheDragon mentioned above, times five. And The Mennonite was a Amish guy! Okay, he used to be a mob enforcer before turning Amish, but still!
* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' subteam ''[[NewMutants The New Mutants]]''. Roberto [=DaCosta=] has super-strength, but not super-durability. He's explicitly just as vulnerable as any Joe [=SixPack=]... but somehow still survives nonsense like getting tackled through a brick wall. A degree of superhuman durability is pretty much a RequiredSecondaryPower for any character possessing superhuman strength, as super-durable muscle fibers would necessarily result in super-durable muscle tissue, protecting most everything but the eyes.
* In both the comic and [[Film/VForVendetta movie versions]] of ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' this trope enables V to pull off a subversion of the InstantDeathBullet and a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, no less:
-->'''V:''' Did you think to kill me? There's no flesh and blood within this cloak to kill. There's only an idea. Ideas are bullet-proof.
* Tallulah Black from ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' has survived things like being shot in the head, being horribly mutilated, and [[spoiler:having a baby cut out of her]]. And of course, Hex himself has gone through all of the above (except the last bit) and more ''many'' times, and with only 19th century frontier medicine (sometimes!) available to bring him back.
* ComicBook/SgtRock often takes a hell of a beating. This trope also applies, unsurprisingly, to his ArchEnemy, "The Iron Major".
* {{Taskmaster}}. Neither getting rammed by a speeding car, nor shot repeatedly, nor being kicked in the face by an enraged {{Spider-Man}} so hard that his body punches an economy-sized hole through the (in all likelihood heavily armoured) wall of the armoury in his hideout/gym will do more than slow him down momentarily.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Cruelty}}'', Reis Northcotte is bloodied by a punch and [[GroinAttack kneed in the groin]], but just shrugs it off and kicks his attackers' asses. [[spoiler:This tips off the school nurse that Reis is [[FunctionalAddict drugged to the gills.]]]]
* During the fight against the Nightmare forces in the second story-arc of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'', Spike is tossed several ''miles'' away and even smashes through a rock mountain before crashing on the ground. This only leaves him bruised and unconscious for a few panels.
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