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->''"Just once, I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets!"''
-->-- '''Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart''', ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]]

Immune to Bullets is when a character cannot be killed with conventional ammunition, whatever "conventional" happens to mean for the show in question. Frequently, the script requires the [[LemmingCops police]] / [[RedShirtArmy army]] / whatever to demonstrate this with FiveRoundsRapid. This is especially bad news when it's the MonsterOfTheWeek who is immune, as opposed to our [[TheHero friendly protagonist]].

{{Zombie|Apocalypse}}s, {{mumm|y}}ies, and various other film monsters are routinely depicted as subject to penetration by bullets, but (especially if they are undead) not having a central nervous or circulatory system that can be critically injured by them. They have what is sometimes called "suspension of disbelief" damage limits. That is, they can [[IWillFightSomeMoreForever take bullet after bullet]], usually in spectacularly gory fashion, until their body is so damaged the audience will no longer believe it can keep functioning.

The Chest Shots Only rule usually applies in these cases, particularly in B movies. That is, even if the monster obviously cannot be stopped by bullets or bullet wounds to the torso, all characters (except possibly the male lead, and often the female lead) will continue to shoot at the creature's chest until it kills them. This occurs even when the audience, not being {{Genre Blind|ness}}, can see the obvious need to switch to another weapon or [[RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain aim for the head]] or the [[KneeCapping knees and feet]] of the creature, where the bullets might do some good. Note that this rule allows for cheap special effects, as blood squibs taped to the chest are the simplest gore effects possible.

A common variation in science fiction has a MonsterOfTheWeek which is not merely immune to {{energy weapon}}s (lasers, phasers, etc.), but can actually [[EnergyAbsorption absorb energy]] from those weapons, [[FeedItWithFire making it stronger]].

Note that certain abilities can make a character ''effectively'' immune to bullets without, strictly speaking, being examples of this trope -- they'd get hurt if a bullet actually hit them, but they're just too [[SuperSpeed fast]], [[DodgeTheBullet agile]], and/or [[SpiderSense alert]] to let that happen. (For instance, as noted below Franchise/WonderWoman [[DependingOnTheAuthor varies]] between true immunity to bullets and ability to [[SuperReflexes deflect them]] with her bracelets.)

To kill them, there are various solutions such as [[AttackItsWeakPoint Attacking Its Weak Point]], or using [[KillItWithFire fire]] or DepletedPhlebotinumShells. The creature may turn out to be NotSoInvincibleAfterAll. If the monster is immune to energy blasts, heroes may try to [[GoingToGiveItMoreEnergy give it more energy]] until it explodes.

This is often set up as a surprise, so '''SPOILERS AHEAD.'''


* In ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', any users of Nen will be able to withstand gunfire, though the ease and amount of which they can do so varies depending on their skill and type of gun. A more powerful Nen user will be easily able to shrug off sniper fire, well a weaker Nen user may last seven to eight shots from a pistol before taking damage. If another Nen user fires a gun infused with their Nen, it will do considerably more damage and usually negate the protection Nen provides.
* Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a RubberMan, meaning that bullets will bounce right off of him. Cannonballs too.
** Parodied in the video series ''Dub Piece''.
--> '''Luffy:''' I've never heard of a balloon that... could survive a bullet...
** Also immune to bullets are Logia users, since everything passes right through them.
** However, this is averted with Seastone Bullets, which bypass Devil Fruit powers.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', due to his chimera transformation, Zelgadis is immune to bullets and cannonballs… though a cannonball will knock him out.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''. After the school janitor goes berserk with a chainsaw merely because Sagara and Tsubaki fed him his pet koi that he'd been raising for fifteen years, the next day we see the two slumped against a shot-to-pieces school wall muttering "live ammo has no effect, live ammo has no effect..."
* The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Pierrot le Fou" is perhaps the biggest deviance from the relatively hard science approach of the anime; the titular villain is a PsychopathicManchild who has been made Immune to Bullets (as well as gaining the ability to levitate at will) as part of a secret program to create enhanced assassins, apparently revolving around genetic manipulation. Mad Pierrot's bullet immunity only deflects high velocity projectiles like bullets. It lets in low speed things like oxygen and Pierrot has no direct control over it. Spike was able to kill him with a knife because it was slow enough to get through. Pierrot could have easily dodged if Spike didn't freak him out first. As [[Franchise/{{Dune}} another franchise]] would put it, "The slow blade penetrates the shield."
** Spike only managed to cause MinorInjuryOverreaction with his knife - Pierrot died by [[spoiler: freaking out and getting stepped on by a giant mascot robot]].
* Protagonist Hei's BadassLongcoat in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' gives him this ability. Also subverted later in the series. The one time when Hei was shot when he wasn't wearing that coat, he spent the rest of the episode limping badly. [[spoiler:And it was plain old vanilla guns that took down November 11, while neither Hei nor Maki managed it.]]
* Protagonist Rin Asougi of ''Manga/{{Mnemosyne}}'' is regularly killed by gunfire. However, she [[GoodThingYouCanHeal just comes right back to life]].
* The Proxy's, god-like beings in ''Manga/ErgoProxy'', cannot be killed by conventional weaponry. Later on it is found that only UV radiating bullets can kill them.
* Played with in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** The homunculi have regenerative abilities, and simply reform after normally fatal gunshot wounds, explosions, etc. They have limited number of times they can regenerate, and if they reach that limit then a gunshot will kill them.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when [[TheGunslinger Hawkeye]] complains about this.
** Greed's shield and Sloth's skin are outright immune to bullets, Sloth is still affected by heavy artillery though.
** Subverted in the FinalBattle: [[spoiler:God!Father]] can block bullets rather easily and regenerate from them quickly but he still has to ''make a conscious effort'' to block them and is momentarily incapacitated by the injury, which is enough for some soldiers to divert his attention to [[BigDamnHeroes save]] several major characters by just firing artillery and bullets at him. The [[MoreDakka constant, endless fire]] helped distract him and contributed to [[spoiler:making him waste the energy he needed to keep his power in check]].
** Al, by the virtue of being an AnimatedArmor.
*** In [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], the Homunculi actually are immune to bullets (and everything else) [[spoiler:unless you have a piece from the bodies of the people they were meant to resurrect (i.e. to kill Sloth, they needed a piece of Ed and Al's Mom's body near her)]].
* While they're rarely ever used, guns have a hit-or-miss relationship with the characters of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''. One of its bigger bads, Dio Brando, is generally depicted as being affected by bullets (that is, if they can hit), but being a vampire he can regenerate. A more solid example would be with Kars of the Pillar Men. So fine is his control of his own body, he can harden his flesh so that bullets bounce off. [[spoiler:And this is before he ascends to the power of a perfect organism.]] When it comes to most other characters, though, bullets can feasibly work; again, assuming they actually connect. Jotaro Kujo can catch bullets with his stand, and other character have stands that can similarly block or intercept such projectiles. It's largely for this reason that guns are rarely used. That, and because it would be too easy.
* Possibly slightly {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' OVA when Drake shoots at an enemy, only to have his bullet ''stopped in midair by electricity''. He just stares at it for a little, groans exasperatedly, and starts the fight over.
* Nearly every Angel in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' was immune to the standard pallet rifles carried by the Evas. A notable exception is Matariel, which, after some difficulties in getting a clear shot, was taken down with a few bullets. The actual immunity comes from their ability to generate "Absolute Terror Fields" which only [=EVA=]s are able to effectively neutralize.
** To give you an idea of the massive amounts of firepower these [[DeflectorShields AT Fields]] can soak up. During the first episode, the Third Angel Sachiel isn't even affected by shelling from at least a division of tanks, two battalions of VTOL fighter missiles, an uncountable amount of rocket artillery barrage, and even multiple Air-to-Ground [=SRBMs=]. They then NukeEm...which halts it for a bit, but it's no worse for the wear even minutes afterward. Later, the Fifth Angel Ramiel shrugs off firepower that would put the above paragraph to shame.
** A list of things that actually can breach an AT Field: another AT Field (via [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interference_%28wave_propagation%29 destructive interference]]), a shot from an antimatter cannon powered by the electricity from the ''entire Japanese power grid'', and the Lance of Longinus (a piece of Phlebotinum built by {{Precursors}} that is specifically designed to not be affected by AT Fields). Everything else just bounces off the things.
** Note that Angels ''can'' be hurt by bullets ''if'' the AT field can be neutralized, but the only thing that can nullify an AT field is another AT field, which in most cases is generated by an Evangelion unit. However, this requires that the Eva get so close with an Angel that the range of a pallet rifle is a non-factor and melee attacks become more practical. In practice, the pallet rifle is used more to keep the Angel distracted and off balance more than it is to do damage.
* Chiropterans in ''Anime/BloodPlus'' are shown to be completely immune to bullets. That doesn't seem to stop the human characters from trying to shoot them every time they come across one, even though they know it won't work. Actually it is more of a GoodThingYouCanHeal, the bullets don't cause a big enough wound to do any lasting damage which they can heel from, which is why Sora uses a sword.
* The second and third chapters of Manga/KamenRiderSpirits has Rider #2 blocking automatic weapon fire with his gloved hands to save the kids and doctors standing behind him. And before that - in the best two pages devoted to Kamen Rider ever - he stops a ''TANK ROUND'' with a punch for the same reason.
* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', [[spoiler:Jeremiah Gottwald]] has this after [[WeCanRebuildHim being rebuilt]]. (C.C. and V.V. [[spoiler:and later Charles]] also have this as a result of their "code", though it's more a case of GoodThingYouCanHeal)
* Pretty much anyone with any control over their ki in the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' series is immune to bullets. In the very first chapter, Goku gets shot in the head by Bulma and treats it like a bee sting. Only normal humans get injured by guns.
** Though ZigZagged with ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', where this trope seems to have been rolled back a bit, despite the characters essentially having the power of superheroes. In one instance, Krillin, after having given up on his training for a time while pursuing a career as a cop, took a glancing hit on the arm causing a nasty, but ultimately minor injury. Goku, who had ([[WebComicTime apparently]]) been shrugging off his own training for a time while he worked his farmlands, took a similar hit which just caused a scratch. In another instance, Goku had a hole shot through him by a specialty laser, though in this instance he had the power of ''a god'', and only moments before he had been tanking hits from an enemy who had comparable power.
* In ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Section II's cyborgs have carbon-fiber skeletons, allowing them to use their arms as makeshift shields when being shot at. However, with each surgery required to replace their damaged artificial muscle tissue, [[BlessedWithSuck their lifespans shorten and they become more dependent on the medication given to them]].
* Inverted in ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion''. Bullets are just about the only thing that can penetrate DeflectorShields based on ArtificialGravity tech. They have to be ''really'' high powered, though, not just some run of the mill pea-shooters, as that poor special forces team in the first volume found out the hard way...
* The BattleButler in ''Manga/BlackButler'', as demonstrated when he takes several shots to the chest, plays dead for a little bit, and then spits the bullets out and throws them back with as much force as a gun. However, he still tends to dodge bullets, because they damage his impeccable suit.
* Grave in ''Manga/{{Gungrave}}'' isn't ''completely'' immune to bullets, but can survive a barrage of gunfire because of his power of regeneration (he uses his body as a shield for Mika and the bullets simply fall out of him). [[spoiler: Bunji finds a way around this--a gun that shoots bullets laced with pinkish goo that induces paralysis in Necro-Risers/Deadmen.]]
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** [[spoiler:Subaru Nakajima]] due to being a SuperPrototype {{Cyborg}}. Running wildly through a hail of gunfire only leaves scratches on her skin, and later in ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'', she takes a direct hit from a Howitzer-style cannon that could destroy tanks in one shot, only for her [[SmokeShield to come out of the smoke]] with only cosmetic wounds.
** Marty from ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce''. [[spoiler: So Arnage converts her [[SwissArmyWeapon Divider]] to WaveMotionGun mode.]]
* In the notoriously bad series ''Anime/ChargemanKEN!'', The Jural, strangely enough, are not affected by bullets, but they are by Ken's laser gun.
* Mugann in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' are immune to the mundane weapons of Grapearls [[spoiler:until Leeron invents a [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Spiral bazooka]]]].
* Averted in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Badass ninjas that they are, [[spoiler:the Oniwabanshu]] are most definitely '''not''' immune to bullets.
* Pycal the Magician, from the first ''Manga/LupinIII'' manga, is completely immune to any kind of projectile fired at him. This was kept in the adaptation for the ''Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket'' episode [[Recap/LupinIIIS1E2 "The Man They Called A Magician".]] Lupin, Jigen, and Fujiko try pistols, machine guns, and even a bazooka on him, but it has no effect on his body.
* Phase Shift Armor in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and its sequel is designed to make any physical attack becomes useless which includes normal bullets and shells.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The Gundam]] is immune to Zaku II's machine gun attack in the series' beginning.
** Same story with the 5 suits from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. Part of the reason the Gundams were so fearsome was because their armor was made using a special alloy that conventional weapons couldn't even dent.
* Averted with the witches in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', who are shown to be very much vulnerable to bullets and grenades, a fact that Homura uses to her advantage... Except for [[spoiler: Walpurgisnacht, which is so powerful it can take thousands of explosives and still keep moving]].
* [[MoePersonification Given what]] [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman they are]], the Nations in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' seem to be this. Especially since it's shown that France could shrug off ''a rifle round to the head.''
* The diclonii in ''Manga/ElfenLied'' have the power to deflect bullets with their vectors, but their ability to deflect depends on the strength of the diclonius and the power of the bullet and gun. Lucy manages to deflect some of the force from a fatal .50 caliber anti-tank round, although she still gets shot in the head and develops a [[SplitPersonality second personality.]]
* Many targets Manga/{{Golgo 13}} faces have bulletproof glass or something similar protecting them, though he always finds another way.
* [[DeadToBeginWith Zombina]] of ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' [[GunsAkimbo happily]] [[DeliberateInjuryGambit abuses]] [[BloodKnight this]] [[HotBlooded to]] [[GunKata look]] [[RuleOfCool cool.]]
* ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' has the Protodeviln, who are completely invulnerable to normal weapons' fire. It is shown that sufficiently powerful weapons (such as the [[WaveMotionGun Macross Beam]] and [[NuclearOption "Reaction Weapons"]]) can do some damage, but the human/zentran forces can't fire those quickly enough to actually kill them. Then it turns out that the Protodeviln are weak against ''[[WeaksauceWeakness singing]]''[[note]]The singing of one particular human, anyway, but even so...[[/note]].
* ''WebAnimation/InfernoCop'' parodies this trope when [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Inferno Cop fights a giant baby-headed crab monster.]] Inferno Cop shoots the monster, at which it announces "I am immune to your bullets!" and deflects the bullet into Inferno Cop... only for Inferno Cop to announce "So am I!", and [[TennisBoss deflect the bullet back at the monster,]] causing it to explode with a BigNo for some reason.
* In one episode of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Eudial shot Sailor Neptune with multiple heavy machine guns. By the time the machine guns ran out of ammo, Neptune wasn't even scratched (she had felt it, but it didn't pierce her skin), and [[OhCrap Eudial had realized in how much trouble she was]].
* Angel in ''Anime/AngelBeats'', when she activates Guard Skill: Distortion. They phase through her harmlessly.
* Ryuk, Sidoh, and presumably other {{Shinigami}} in ''Manga/DeathNote'', to the horror of many characters.
** [[spoiler: Light]] himself could ''technically'' count as this, because although he is [[OnlyAFleshWound shot multiple times and badly injured]], none of the bullets kill him, and he is able to walk ''quite'' a distance from where the shooting occurred. [[spoiler: It's a heart-attack from Ryuk writing his name in the notebook that officially does him in.]]
** ''Tragically'' (but realistically) averted with [[spoiler: Matt]].
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', the titular creatures are ''highly'' resistant to standard weaponry. To counter this, the [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] uses [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells Quinque Steel]] ammunition to take down {{Mooks}}, though even these are ineffective against stronger ghouls. This point is driven home in the sequel, when [[spoiler: Marude shoots Yoshitoki Washuu in the face. He gets back up almost immediately, with the bullet embedded into his forehead]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{Franchise/Superman}}:
** The Man of Steel is probably the granddaddy of aliens with this ability, hence the trope ShootingSuperman.
** The immunity is taken to such an extreme in ''Film/SupermanReturns'' that we are treated to an [[EyeScream extreme closeup slow motion sequence of a bullet fired directly at Superman's ''eyeball'']] which flattens as if it's struck an impenetrably hard substance, and then falls away. HilarityEnsues.
** Averted in the few instances when a villain (Metallo most notably) wises up and uses a Kryptonite bullet. Though this depends on the writer and/or the period in question; sometimes, kryptonite bullets don't penetrate his skin any better than regular bullets, but just being around the kryptonite ''will'' make him sick.
** ''Comicbook/KryptoniteNevermore'': At the beginning of the story Superman tanks several cannon shots when he stops a band of air pirates. As his doppelganger steals his power, though, he becomes weaker, until bullets actually hurt him.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:
** Supergirl is, unsurprisingly, immune to bullets. Unsurprisingly, mooks are completely oblivious to this fact.
** In ''Superman vol 1 #149'', Supergirl breaks into the Luthor's lair while he and other criminals are celebrating her cousin's death. Several of them shoot her -even though she has just informed them that she is Superman's cousin- and she suggests that they stop wasting bullets.
** ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'' had the situation play out as normal, right until the mook throws the gun at her — the gun hits Supergirl in the head, and she collapses. Then, she gets back up in the next panel.
--->'''Supergirl:''' Just kidding!
** Kara lampshades it in ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl]] #12'':
--->'''Supergirl:''' I hate thinking of the fortune in ammunition thugs like you have wasted on me over the years!
** ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'': Shortly after emerging from her pod, Kara is shot by several cops. Naturally, the bullets bounce off.
* Franchise/WonderWoman is, strictly speaking, ''not'' immune to bullets -- she's simply fast enough to block them with her armored bracelets. If a smart criminal (like Comicbook/LexLuthor) had the sense to simply [[AgonyOfDeFeet shoot her in the foot,]] she'd be [[{{Pun}} hopping mad]]. Thanks to PowerCreepPowerSeep, Diana's relative invulnerability changes depending on the story being told and the title it's being told in. Sometimes (such as when she needs to fight Superman) it's up to Superman's levels. Other times... yeah, she needs those bracelets. There was some attempt to explain that bullets, because they're much smaller and put pressure on a smaller area of skin are much more dangerous to her, but it's a pretty feeble {{handwave}} for someone being vulnerable to bits of lead yet able to take a punch from a PhysicalGod.
* The Bug Demons from Spike's crew in ''Comic/{{Buffy The Vampire Slayer}}'' have bullet proof armor. However, their heads are still vulnerable, thus [[BigBad Simone Doffler]] had no problem ploughing through them. Additionally, in the ''Comic/{{Angel}}'' comics Illyria was unaffected by army gunfire before chucking a car at them.
* Jesse Custer from ''Comicbook/{{Preacher}}'' can make anyone obey him by speaking in The Voice Of God, so to win a gunfight all he has to say is [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Miss ]]
. Although they have to be able to hear and understand him.
** In a more literal application, [[spoiler: Cassidy]], being a vampire, is quite immune to bullets, hand grenades, fists, and pretty much everything else, except for sunlight. They can't kill him, but they ''can'' tear him to pieces, if the calibre's big enough. At least, until his HealingFactor sets in. This allows someone to torture him by repeatedly shooting him with a Lee Enfield .303 rifle.
** The Saint of Killers is a man immune to a ''nuke''.
--->''"Not enough gun."''
* From ''Comicbook/SwampThing'': "You can't kill a vegetable by shooting it in the head."
* The titular ''Comicbook/AtomicRobo'' is all but unfazed by light gunfire, and even heavier weapons don't do much:
-->'''Soldier''': Shooting's no good on this one.\\
(Shoots Robo in the face at point blank to no effect)\\
'''Soldier''': See?\\
'''Robo''': It's not like it doesn't '''hurt''', you know.
* Whilst not technically immune to bullets, Franchise/{{Batman}} does wear a bullet-proof suit that protects him from most fatal injuries. And he wears a Bat-shaped target on his chest, where the heaviest bulletproofing can be found.
* The "heroes" in ''Comicbook/SinCity'' are not immune to bullets, but they can apparently get shot multiple times while [[OnlyAFleshWound only suffering minor injuries]]. Marv seemingly gets clipped or outright shot in almost every gun fight he gets involved in but he doesn't even slow down. Hartigan took about a dozen shots in the opening of ''Yellow Bastard'' before he went down and even then, he spent some time in the hospital but was otherwise fine. The finale also saw him getting clipped to no avail. Keep in mind that the guy is a [[BadassGrandpa senior citizen with a heart problem.]]
* Subverted by ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. Normal bullets can injure him and slow him down, but because of his adamantium-laced skeleton and HealingFactor, they can't kill him. For the bullet to have an effect, in needs to be made for a substance that can nullify his healing factor, such as carbonadium.
** Ditto for other mutants with powerful healing factors, including Comicbook/{{X 23}}, Comicbook/{{Sabretooth}}, and Comicbook/{{Daken}}.
* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' story "Pastoral", Roustabout. Introduced in a ShootingSuperman scenario.
* Ben Grimm from ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' as he finds out in a trial by fire. Literally; he tried to ''blow his own brains out'' off-screen, and it didn't work.

[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, the younger brother is captured by a witch. The elder brother goes to his rescue and threatens to shoot the witch, but she laughs and tells him bullets can't hurt her. She's right -- at least until he gives up on lead and improvises some {{Silver Bullet}}s, which are ''much'' more effective.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Alex Harris of ''FanFic/OriginStory'', being a magically created clone of ComicBook/PowerGirl, is as ImmuneToBullets as any other Kryptonian on Earth. It is [[LampshadeHanging specifically mentioned]] that her skin is tough enough to bounce Hulk-Buster Bullets, rail-gun propelled hypersonic adamantium bullets designed to take down the [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Big Green Rage Monster]] himself.
* The Negaverse drones quickly became this in ''Sailor Moon: Legends of Lightstorm'' in response to the escalating threat of the protagonists.
* In ''Fanfic/{{Emergence}}'', [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Team RWBY]] are so tough that ordinary bullets at most sting them. The military is advised to resort to anti-tank weapons if they go berserk.
* In ''Fanfic/HarmonyTheory'', Rarity is knocked unconscious by a sniper rifle shot to the head, with the witnesses shocked that it didn't penetrate her flesh and kill her.
* Ebony of ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' not only seem to be unaffected by them physically, [[spoiler: but also allow her to travel through time]]. No, really.
* [[SpaceMarine Rubric Marines]] of ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'' are immune to bullets thanks to their extra-tough PoweredArmor.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', Gallaxhar's giant robot is able to take everything the U.S. Army can throw at it, leading to this line:
-->'''President:''' Eat lead, alien robot! ''(Fires his gun, beat)'' Evidently, [[LiteralMetaphor they eat lead]]. Huh.

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* In the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series: the [[BloodyMurder acidic blood]] of the aliens was specifically invented to provide a novel answer to the question "Why don't they just shoot it?"
** Not that that stopped anybody in [[Film/{{Aliens}} the first sequel]].
*** Dealt with very clearly in the novelization of [[Film/{{Alien}} the original film]], where the response to "It's got a wonderful defense; you don't dare kill it," was "Not on board a sealed ship anyway." On a planet, in a breathable atmosphere, this is no longer an issue - the issue is keeping the spillage well clear of YOU (as the fates of [[spoiler: Hicks, Vasquez, and Drake]] demonstrate).
** In ''Film/AlienResurrection'', [[spoiler: Call takes a bullet to the gut and is A-OK. She's an android.]] No android in any of the movies is killed by bullets, but since [[spoiler: Bishop was ripped in half and could still talk and grab Newt]] as she was about to be sucked into space, we can safely assume that it would have been pretty difficult to kill any android with any sort of small arms fire, and chest wounds in particular would be pretty useless.
* The Film/{{Batman}} [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga films]] often play around with the fact he wears a bullet-proof suit. Usually for dramatic effect.
* In the Mel Brooks comedy ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', Bart gets on his gun belt to shoot the wild man, Mongo, but Jim warns him not to.
-->'''Jim''': Oh, no, don't do that, don't do that. If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad.
* That classic 50's schlock monster, ''Film/TheBlob1958'' is one of the most famous examples of this trope. The Blob wasn't just immune to bullets; it was also invincible to anything. If bullets ever affected the Blob, it would just become pissed off. [[spoiler: [[KillItWithIce Turns out that cold was its only weakness.]]]]
* In ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'', villagers and policemen try to stop the Monster with bullets, to no avail.
* ''Film/{{Constantine}}''. When Angela Dodson is confronted by the Mexican man possessed by the Spear of Destiny, she shoots him repeatedly in the chest. The bullets go right through him but don't affect him at all.
* Lampshaded during a gunfight in ''Film/DeadHeat'', a cops vs. zombies comedy:
--> '''Bigelow (cop):''' Hey, Roger! Remember the good old days when bullets ''killed'' people?
--> '''Mortis (cop zombie):''' You're just jealous, that's all!
** This leads to a scene near the end of film that has two zombies firing each other with submachineguns, to no effect.
* Downplayed in ''Film/EndOfDays''. Handguns only mildly inconvenience the Devil but forces him to repair his host body and machine gun fire does take him down, [[ImplacableMan albeit temporarily]].
* In ''Film/{{Firestarter}}'', Charlie literally burns bullets before they touch her.
* ''Film/FrightNight''. When Billy (TheRenfield to Jerry Dandridge) is shot six times with bullets, he bleeds from his wounds but keeps on coming. He's only stopped when Charley stabs him with a wooden stake.
* The Neo-Vipers from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' walk through massed assault rifle fire with the rounds bouncing off harmlessly, and the Cobra gunship takes 50-cal triple-A without even a dent.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, and most other {{Kaiju}}. See also related trope: GiantEqualsInvincible.
** The rhedosaurus in ''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms'' is a notable variation. It was quite vulnerable to conventional weapons, but [[spoiler:its blood carried a disease that would surely kill us all,]] which meant that bullets and their like were right out.
** ''Film/GameraGuardianOfTheUniverse'' has a rather odd use of this. The young Gyaos are implied to be unaffected by bullets (in an early scene, a guard unloads an entire clip at an off-screen Gyaos and still winds up eaten) but they are shown to be vulnerable to tranquilizer darts. One Gyaos even dies after getting overdosed with tranquilizers. (How ironic: the only time the humans successfully kill a monster in this film, it's because they're trying to capture it alive.)
** Though the military firing at the giant monsters is visually impressive in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', like this trope implies, it's not very effective.
* Michael Myers from the ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' series alternates between bullets hurting-but-not-killing him and bullets causing nothing more than a minor nuisance.
* In ''Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth'', Monroe tries to destroy Pinhead by shooting him. Since he's shooting at a solid pillar statue it's virtually useless and Pinhead just spits out the bullets, asking him if they can now talk sensibly.
* The immortals in ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' can be perforated by bullets, but this won't kill them. Using guns to take down your opponent long enough to chop his head off is explicitly against the rules, and only truly reprehensible characters attempt it.
** In one case, an immortal who's somewhere between VigilanteMan and WellIntentionedExtremist points out that he could use his high-powered gun to blow [=MacLeod=]'s head off. [=MacLeod=] responds with "but you won't", and the two draw their swords and fight by the "rules".
** Also, whether using guns in their duels is explicitly ''prohibited'' or merely considered dishonorable or unsporting by most immortals in unclear. After all, "The Game" had its rules set up long before guns were invented. And even the most vile immortals follow the prohibition against killing on holy ground (for example, waiting ''centuries'' for an immortal monk to leave his monastery before killing him), but some have no problem "cheating" with guns and other non-melee weapons.
** It may be one of the Rules, but it's not entirely accurate to say that at least some Immortals won't bend or even break the prohibition about killing on Holy Ground; in ''Film/HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' requisite baddie, the Immortal Kane, attacks Macleod in a former Buddhist shrine - on Holy Ground, in other words. Even assuming that he were unaware of the building's sanctified status to begin with, he shows no hesitation in his attempt to take Connor's head even ''after'' Macleod informs him of as much.
*** If it's a ''former'' shrine then it's ''no longer'' holy ground, just by definition. Nevertheless, there's still Kell (see entry under VoodooShark).
* ''Film/IronMan'' repeatedly demonstrates the imperviousness of Tony Stark's suit to ammunition. His suit still takes damage, getting very much scratched up and dented. He even has a bit of trouble getting it off again after the first time he takes it into battle due to the damage it took. In defense of Tony's design, the suit by that time had taken hits from triple-A followed by a crash-landing, an air-to-air missile, and an F-22's cannon.
* The 80s film ''Film/ManiacCop'' had as the main villain of the movie a cop who murders people and is immune to all gunfire. The funny thing is, the movie isn't supernatural and explains that [[spoiler: the cop was once sent to prison for crime he never committed. While in there, he was so badly beaten and abused by the other inmate, for obvious reasons, that he lost the nerves in the body that give him the feeling of pain. Upon being stabbed and left for dead in the prison bathroom, he later awoke, somehow alive, and wanted revenge for what happened...which he did by murdering innocent people. Kinda defeats the purpose]]. Although in reality this explanation makes no sense (bullets are deadly not because they hurt, but because they put holes in parts of the body that can't function when holes are put in them), and relies heavy on the audience forgetting about real world logic and going along with the movie's train of thought.
* In ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'', it seems guns are on the list of devices the Master does not approve of, given that bullets evidently don't harm him.
* The killer in ''Film/MidnightMovie'' gets shot several times by Detective Barrens. He doesn't even flinch.
* Used straight ''and'' averted in ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''. No mortal weapons can harm Imhotep -- although [[ShootingSuperman that doesn't stop people from shooting him]] -- but other mummies can be harmed by bullets.
%%* Eric in ''Film/MysteryTeam''.
* Same trope except with lasers in ''Film/PlanetOfTheDinosaurs''. While much importance is placed on the lasers, and how they can kill almost anything, the dinosaurs of this planet just get really annoyed when shot with one.
* A pretty humorous example is the title character in ''Film/PrinceOfSpace''. In the original version, he was good at dodging attacks but wasn't ''immune'' to them. However, the American dub (as shown on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'') had him frequently exclaim "Your weapons are useless against me!" which made the aforementioned dodging simply look ridiculous.
-->'''Crow:''' Your weapons are useless, but scare the crap out of me anyway!
* Played somewhat straight in ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead'', in which one of the duelists (called "Speckled Horse") is littered with bullet scars. He gives his opponent a shock when he carries on fighting, instead of [[InstantDeathBullet dying immediately as expected]].
* In ''[[Film/CountYorga The Return of Count Yorga]]'', two policemen are beset by Yorga's vampire brides. Spooked by them appearing out of nowhere, they shoot two of the brides point blank. The brides winch a bit and gain bloodied stomachs but aren't phased and continue coming after the two policemen.
* This is the main advantage Franchise/{{Robocop}} has over conventional cops, along with ImprobableAimingSkills. The only weapons capable of harming him are antimateriel weapons like the Cobra Assault Cannon.
* ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'': Roy O'Bannon in the movie's final firefight, walks away with the priest robes he was wearing looking like Swiss cheese, but no a scratch on him, briefly leading him to believe that he was invincible. Course, at the end he reveals his name to really be Wyatt Earp, so he may be onto something there.
* Played for laughs in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''. Data, being an android, is immune to bullets. When an Earth woman from the past thinks he's an enemy and riddles him with her machine gun, he shrugs it off and nonchalantly greets her. She faints in response.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** While they're not immune to them if they get hit, attempting to attack a Jedi/Dark Jedi/Sith with a blaster is not only typically fruitless unless the plot demands it, but is in fact counterproductive. This is because they not only block blaster bolts with their lightsabers, but often reflect them back at the person that shot them. Reflecting blasterfire has become the effective primary purpose of the lightsaber when the Sith aren't around, with entire styles of saber fighting designed around it. This is averted, however, in the comic book ''Star Wars Infinities'' -- in the alternate retelling of ''The Empire Strikes Back'', [[spoiler: Darth Vader is killed when fired upon by Han Solo]].
** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', the [=AT-ATs=] are invulnerable to most weapons the Rebels have. One is destroyed by a well-placed shot to a weak spot above the neck joint, the next by InsertGrenadeHere, and the third (in the novelization) by a snowspeeder pilot [[RammingAlwaysWorks ramming the cockpit]]. The EU establishes that this was simply because the Rebels didn't have big enough guns, however: in ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries X-Wing: Isard's Revenge]]'' four X-Wings destroy four [=AT-ATs=] in as many minutes and take no casualties at all.
** That size matters when talking about blaster weaponry is demonstrated on-screen in ''Film/RogueOne'', when Blue Squadron X-wings at the Battle of Scarif make mincemeant of the [=AT-ACTs=] supporting the base there.
* Film/{{SyFy Channel|OriginalMovie}} crapfests:
** ''Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus''. The title monsters shrug off torpedoes, missiles, and shells which, they being kaiju, do precisely jack.
** ''Mongolian Death Worm'', inverts this trope: the titular monsters [[spoiler: except the gigantic queen]] can be killed instantly by single hits from small-arms fire, even though real worms have few non-duplicated vital organs and could easily survive comparable wounds.
** In ''Skeleton Man'', the titular monster doesn't even react to being shot with a ''mini-gun''. In the same fight scene, the hero is able to judo throw the skeleton man.
* In ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', the Turtles' shells are bulletproof, which they were quite delighted to learn.
* The ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' films use this frequently:
** The T-600 from ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' could be damaged by whatever bullets John Connor was using in his gun, as he head-shoots one to kill it near the start of the film.
** The T-800 from the original ''Film/TheTerminator'' and ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' and the T-850 from ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'' are strong enough to be unfazed by gunfire, although it does wreck their fleshy exteriors. Explosives and molten iron, on the other hand...
** The T-1000 in ''T2'', being made of liquid metal, is only "damaged" by bullets in that they splash its body on impact, ruining its disguise. Concentrated firepower or a point-blank shot will stun it, but even then it's only a few seconds before it reforms itself. It takes [[spoiler:being frozen in liquid nitrogen, shattered, and then remelting]] to actually damage it, but you wouldn't know that unless you saw the director's cut ([[spoiler:its camouflaging ability starts to break down, and it gets a little melty and sticky]]); those scenes were removed from the theatrical version to present it as virtually unstoppable. It's possible that it could have withstood [[spoiler:that M-80 grenade blowing it apart]] given enough time to reform, but [[spoiler:that vat of molten iron]] got in the way...
** The T-X from ''Rise'' is pretty much completely immune to gunfire since it's a more advanced endoskeleton than the T-850 with a liquid metal exterior.
* Also averted, or downplayed in ''Film/{{Them}}''. The giant ants ''can'' be taken down by sustained small arms fire (though [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers and explosives work better]]), but there are ''so many'' giant ants that it's pointless unless the heroes can kill them individually, or are in an enclosed space.
* In Creator/HowardHawks's ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' the titular 'Thing' is of course immune to bullets. "What do you mean guns are no good?!" a character demands.
* Averted in the ''Franchise/{{Transformers|FilmSeries}}'' series, in which the US military is quite effective, resourceful, and badass. It's the {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s and TheMenInBlack who cause most of the problems.
** Well, not ''quite'' averted. The special ammunition they use (sabot rounds) do ''more'' damage than normally, but aren't especially effective at bringing them down (anything less, they can shrug off or heal very quickly). This is especially evident with Brawl (i.e. the tank) in the first movie; who has dozens of rounds pumped into him, but is still on the winning end of his firefight with the military. In the end, it takes Bumblebee to come along and save their arses.
*** Somewhat referenced in the midquel comic series 'The Reign Of Starscream', in which [[TheStarscream Starscream]] is giving a speech to a bunch of soldiers about how he will spare them if they don't get in his way. Cue one soldier with an itchy trigger finger and a bazooka shooting him in the face. [[BerserkButton BAD]] [[WhatMeasureIsAMook IDEA]].
* Averted in ''Film/{{Tremors}}'': As Burt Gummer shows, graboids are not immune to bullets, you just need a big enough gun. One could actually see the defining scene as a deliberate parody of this trope, as Burt and Heather were emptying gun after gun after gun into the graboids to no effect, until the fight more or less became a stubborn pissing contest between a nearly immobile graboid and a couple with a hundred seemingly useless guns. Eventually Burt's stubborn-ness won out.
** For that matter, it wasn't immune to the smaller weapons, but wasn't being deterred by them. It arguably would have died from half the wounds it collected in that protracted shoot-out, just not immediately and it certainly would have eaten the Gummers first. The elephant gun was the only weapon they had that caused enough trauma to kill it instantly.
** Justifiably played straight when they're under the dirt, though.
* Played for drama in ''Film/{{Unbreakable}}''. David Dunn's son believes his dad may be a superhero, so he points a gun at him to prove it. [[spoiler: Averted, since David is able to talk him out of firing and we never discover what would have happened.]]
* The zombies in Japanese movie ''Versus'' seem to have greater immunity the more recently they had died. In the beginning, two zombies take a three-gun barrage of shots to the chest, but the first one only dies when the hero shoots it once (blowing out most of its torso, despite him having a pistol like the others) and the other eventually gets up and wanders away.
* ''What Planet Are You From?'' parodies this: An alien boasts that "Your puny Earth weapons are no match for my great intellect," and is then shot dead. Turns out he was simply mistaken on this point. Specifically, he was saying that his RayGun can deflect any "primitive" weapon. After he's shot, the protagonist admits that he always thought that was bullshit.

* Sarah in ''Literature/TalesOfAnMazingGirl'' doesn't like Bullets--but they don't really hurt her.
* Walter in ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'', strictly speaking, is probably vulnerable to bullets, but has a magic power that causes all guns aimed at him to misfire 100% of the time. It only applies to guns from Mid-World, his original 'home'. When [[spoiler:Roland goes for Jake's ruger, Walter turns the hell around and starts running. It's specifically mentioned that his power only applies to guns/bullets of his world]].
* In the novel ''[[Literature/JasonWood Digital Knight]]'', the hero, after facing creatures Immune to Bullets for 5 of 6 short stories, finally encounters something that can be killed by firearms, prompting him to declare, "Well, praise the Lord and pass the ammunition, will wonders never cease; a horror from beyond time that I really can just shoot dead."
** Of course, it's not that easy: "I should have known, I should have known, you can never kill a monster with bullets, never, it's in the friggin' Monster Union Rules!"
* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series, the Deathcape, the black cloak worn by the AnthropomorphicPersonification of [[TheGrimReaper Death]] while on duty, is impervious to bullets and anything else that could possibly harm the wearer (who is still a living human being).
** This applies to every incarnation really, except Satan who is in fact very mortal, but uses a complex {{plan}} to hide that fact. Chronos' (time) cloak ages anything (or anyone) that touches it into oblivion, turning them into dust. Mars (war) is the most gifted soldier alive, and immune to weapons of war (as each incarnation has supreme authority over its dominion).
** [[spoiler:Death in fact does not need the cloak at all, as Zane himself found out. The cloak is a placebo so to speak. Since he's the master of death, he cannot die unless he wills it so (every incarnation is the ultimate authority regarding its office). However, if, even unconsciously, the holder of the office of death is ready to die (and thus automatically go to heaven), any attack that makes it past the cloak will indeed kill him.]]
*** Death cannot be killed during his initial training period because he would have to retrieve his own soul. Death changes office by someone killing him, but only someone whose soul is in near perfect balance requires Death's personal attention. All others are handled by lesser agents.
* The Osthan of ''[[Literature/TheFirstDwarfKing The First Dwarf King]]'' are on the receiving end of dozens, if not hundreds of bullets...none of which leave so much as a scratch on them. But then again, what did you expect from {{Humanoid Abomination}}s?
* In ''[[Literature/TheEschatonSeries Singularity Sky]]'', Charles Stross talks about the futility of attacking an enemy who had serious nanotech available to them. So-called ''bush robots'' made from fractally branching structural members which went right down to the molecular level tipped with nanomechanical manipulators would happily eat bullets and energy weapon fire and thank you for the additional mass and power you just gave it.
** Of course, vague references to unpleasant nanotech weapons such as ''eaters'', ''shapers'' and ''antibodies'' demonstrate that even these rather improbably resilient devices were still quite vulnerable to advanced weapons.
* ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. The [[StarfishAliens Chtorran gastropedes]] are very difficult to kill due to their BizarreAlienBiology. At one stage the protagonist tries using a [[MoreDakka flechette rifle firing 3000 rounds-per-minute]] -- after using up two magazines shooting out the Chtorran's eyes, breaking its arms, and disintegrating its [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily multitude of teeth]] the alien still almost kills the protagonist by collapsing on top of him. And even then it's not dead. The [[KrakenAndLeviathan Enterprise fish]] is not only massive (one is revealed to be twice the size of the aircraft carrier it attacks) but is covered in so many layers of blubber that it takes half an hour of concentrated bombing before it even realises it's being attacked. Two have been destroyed using low-yield nuclear weapons.
* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' is a subversion: [[NotUsingTheZWord Zack]] was NOT immune to bullets, but to the psychological warfare tactics of modern warfare (e.g. "shock and awe"). It was the latter to blame for the global OhCrap moment known as the Great Panic. Later, the best strategy the US came up with after learning its current strategies were useless was Napoleonic infantry lines.
** Though Played Straight in a way as well: A ghoul could only be stopped by destroying the brain or completely shredding the body, so the center-of-mass shots the army was initially trained for (from fighting foes that ''did'' die from a gut-shot) were next to useless.
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series, where researchers and botanoprospectors on poorly-explored wilderness planets ''prefer'' otherwise-outdated projectile firearms. That's because contemporary electric or neuronic weapons can't be relied upon, if one of the local predators turns out to lack a conventional nervous system. (They ''do'' pack explosive shells, though.)
* In ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', giant squids attack the ''Nautilus''. Captain Nemo says that his bullets (electrically charged) will be useless, since they won't go off in that jelly. The crew attacks them with axes.
* The 20th century outlaw Nikola Šuhaj -- at least according to the book ''Nikola Šuhaj loupežník'' (''Nikola the Outlaw'') by Ivan Olbracht -- reputedly possessed a charm that protected him from being shot. In the end, he was betrayed by some of his companions and killed ... with an axe.
* In Creator/DaleBrown's books, the Tin Man PoweredArmor and CID MotionCaptureMecha employed by the heroes are immune to small arms, though anti-tank weapons still work.
* In one Creator/LarryNiven short story, the startled protagonist fires his gun at an alien intruder who solemnly replies "Thank you for the gift of metal." Turns out the alien really can "Eat lead".
* In ''Literature/{{Daemon}}'', normal gunfire is worthless against the Razorbacks or first [=AutoM8=]. Nothing less than a [[{{BFG}} 50-cal rifle]] will damage them, and even then you need multiple shots.
* Jesus and His army of saints from heaven at the Battle of Armageddon in the Literature/LeftBehind book ''Glorious Appearing''. Even a missile couldn't stop Him from [[CurbStompBattle turning the entire Global Community Unity Army into bird food]]!
** Before His appearance, though, [[GiveMeASign the cross in the sky granted the believers in Petra immunity to bullets]].
* [[Literature/SacreyasLegacy Ben Mason]] considers this one of the biggest benefits to being a zombie, and one of the top reasons he followed his dream of becoming a detective after his death.
* Acheron Hades in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' books.
* In ''Literature/TunnelInTheSky'', Rod asks his mercenary sister for advice on what gun to bring for his off-world survival test. She recommends that he take only a knife, warning him of the false sense of security a gun provides. She explains that she had a gun on her first mission, lost it, and ran from a creature that she didn't know was Immune To Bullets rather then dying trying to fight it.
** The creature in question basically has no vital organs; its nervous, circulation, even assimilation systems are decentralized. If you wanted to kill it quickly you would have to ''grind it into hamburger''.
* ''Literature/AdventureHunters'': When a gun is pointed at her, Lisa is not afraid that the bullets will hurt her; she's afraid they'll ''bounce off her'' and hurt someone else.
* ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'': In ''Megamorphs #3'', [[spoiler:the kids are transported to an alternate universe D-Day, where to their surprise they find that bullets won't kill them. They suffer huge pain for a second, then the next second they're fine. Ax deduces that this is because of the deal that Ellimist made with Crayak to allow their time travel: that one of the Animorphs would die, but ''only one'']].
** Downplayed in a few books where they morph rhinos and elephants. The kids use them for scenarios where they expect to run into a lot of small arms gunfire, as both beasts are thickly built enough to tank a few shots.
* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', insane witch Viola proves impervious to bullets. It's rumoured that she made a DealWithTheDevil for immortality.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the original ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' TV series, villains would always shoot at Superman's massive chest, the bullets bouncing off, and then throw the gun at his head -- and he would duck. This reflected the fact that the bullets were just special effects, but the gun was a solid prop. This is spoofed in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'' when several bank robbers are shooting at Franchise/WonderWoman who deflects the bullets. They empty their clips and one gets ready to throw the gun at her when she sarcastically comments "Yeah, like that's gonna work." This was also spoofed during Creator/PeterDavid's run on Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}. A bunch of mook villains were firing at Supergirl; when they ran out of bullets one threw his gun at her. Instead of ducking or the gun bouncing off of her, she fell over much to the shock of the mooks. After a beat she jumped back up again and said "I always wanted to do that" before dealing with the mooks.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}''
** The Haxil Beast was a subversion: Early in the episode, Angel is looking up addresses for shooting ranges. Wesley then comments "Guns can kill it? Well, that ''does'' make things easier!" Even though it turns out that the monster itself is either immune or highly resistant to bullets, it gets brought down anyway when Wesley uses a gun to [[spoiler:shoot a tank of liquid helium that Angel had thrown at it, freezing the monster, which is then shattered by blunt force]].
** Another episode has Wes shoot at the [[BigBad Beast]] (who is apparently MadeOfIndestructium) [[MoreDakka repeatedly for a long time]] before running out of ammo and realizing it's not going to work. The same melee also featured axes, swords, crossbow bolts, wooden stakes; [[TheWorfEffect everything that Team Angel could throw at it to no avail]].
** A demon mob boss from ''The Prodigal'' was unharmed by gunfire, but not to the swing of an axe.
** After a woman is possessed by an EldritchAbomination, [[StakingTheLovedOne Wesley swings an axe at her neck]]. The blade shatters on her skin and she doesn't even notice the blow. Bullets have no effect either, thanks to her ability to slow down time.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The Judge boasted that no weapon forged could stop him. The last time he got taken out, an army had to be brought to bear and most of them died. However, Xander figured out that the term was descriptive, not proscriptive, and that weapons technology had come a long way since then. The Judge gets one-shotted into a million pieces by a rocket launcher, effectively putting him down (sure the pieces were twitching, but they ain't doing much else).
** Vampires can't be killed by bullets. [[ImmortalityHurts That said, they do hurt a lot.]]
** Or immune to crossbow bolts, in Glory's case.
* Most demons in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' does this a lot. In fact, the trope is named after Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart's quote from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot "Robot"]].
** And indeed, in his last appearance on ''Who'' proper (the Brigadier later guested on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' and in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse''), the Brigadier showed the Doctor that TheCavalry now had a variety of special souped-up bullets (armor piercing, explosive tipped, silver in case of [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], and gold-jacketed for Cybermen) to deal with this sort of thing.
*** Not only does he show off his toys, he finally gets to use them. [[spoiler:And they work.]]
** Also averted in those episodes [[BackedByThePentagon where the British Armed Forces get to show off their toys]], e.g. the Silurians being cut down by a Royal Navy 40mm Bofors cannon in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS9E3TheSeaDevils "The Sea Devils"]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]]: Subverted by the Sontarans, who were "immune" to bullets by way of using a special signal emitter that made Earth guns not work (they made the copper bullets expand in the barrel so that they wouldn't fire). The humans respond by getting bullets not made of copper. Much slaughtering of Sontarans ensues ([[InformedAbility despite the Doctor previously stressing that the Sontarans were masters of warfare who could not be defeated . . .]])[[labelnote:*]]Keep in mind, though, that's coming from a TechnicalPacifist who strongly dislikes soldiers[[/labelnote]].
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E15PlanetOfTheDead "Planet of the Dead"]], UNIT [[spoiler:manages to take out three armored flying stingrays with guns and rockets. The UNIT commanding officer is ''very'' pleased to finally encounter a monster open to traditional killing]].
*** Given that her scream of triumph is "Bullets that work!", her team might be packing special stuff. The effect is much the same, though - the stand-up fight to a victorious conclusion that UNIT has wanted (and needed) for so long.
** One of the more marked examples, however, is with the new series Daleks. Daleks were already armored enough to withstand bullets [[GoForTheEye unless you aimed for the eyestalk]], but as first seen in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]], they take this a step further with a shielding system that makes bullets ''disappear'' just before they even reach their casings.
** Time Lords are apparently immune to regular bullets [[MercyInvincibility in the first few hours after regenerating]], as lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E8LetsKillHitler "Let's Kill Hitler"]] [[spoiler: by Mels. "Tip for you all: never shoot a girl while she's regenerating!"]]
** In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Sleeper", the sleeper agents emitted a field that made them invulnerable to needles, scalpels and bullets -- none could break their skin. However, by the end of the story, Torchwood had deactivated it, allowing them to fall to bullets.
* In one episode of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' reveals that Taelons, being EnergyBeings, cannot be harmed by physical objects. As a demonstration, Zo'or lets a woman put a finger through his forehead, although he can obviously be seen reacting to this. This doesn't stop them from interacting with the world and people as a solid being would. The Atavus (ancestors to Taelons and energy vampires) in Season 5 are immune not only to bullets but also low-power energy weapons. It takes Renee a number of shots from her energy pistol to take one down.
* Several episodes of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' hinge around energy belts, which protect their wearers against energy weapons, but leave them vulnerable to things such as bullets, rocks and falling into a pit of lava.
** An interesting variation occurs because the energy belts are merely ''activated'' by energy weaponry and technically shield against everything when active. Thus, Crichton had to resort to firing at himself more than once.
** Scarrans are immune to standard pulse fire, though if the gun overloads and explodes it can still kill them. One suspects the Doylist reason for the Scarrans allying with the Charrids is that they're not immune to bullets, allowing shoot-outs to keep happening.
* ''Series/ForeverKnight'': Nick is often shot in the line of duty, but since he's a vampire he quickly recovers. He'll often use this to his advantage as well by making himself a shield for other people who wouldn't be able to survive it otherwise.
* Subverted in ''Series/{{Jekyll}}'': [[spoiler: Hyde isn't immune to bullets, just extremely hard to kill; in the finale, he takes several hundred rounds to the chest, and survives just long enough to drive off his attackers before finally dying.]]
* Many monsters of the week in ''Franchise/KamenRider'' fall under this trope. Unless said bullets were fired from the show's resident {{Gunslinger}}. Specifics include:
** [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga The Grongi]], who after being shot at could just pop the bullets out of their bodies, though their eyes [[EyeScream do not have this power]], as Zu-Mebio-Da found out the hard way, though [[GradualRegeneration she got her full set of eyes back]]. [[spoiler: Eventually {{subverted|Trope}} when the police develop a bullet that can take down the Grongi from studying a Gurongi's corpse (Gooma's) that wasn't killed by Kuuga.]]
** [[Series/KamenRiderAgito The Unknown]]. The bullet doesn't even hit them. They just stop mid-way to their forehead and they ''explode''. [[spoiler: [[TheWorfBarrage Including the bullets that could take down the Grongi.]]]] Subverted when G3 gets upgraded to deal with them. Not only can his bullets hit them, they can eventually kill them.
** Subverted for [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz The Orphnoch]], though they need more than a standard amount of bullets to be take down.
** Justified with [[Series/KamenRiderWizard the Phantoms]], who are immune to normal bullets due to being magical in nature and thus immune to conventional weapons. This even includes {{Mooks}}. They can only be truly harmed by a Magician or magical weapons such as silver bullets.
** Justified with [[Series/KamenRiderGhost the Ganma as well]], as they are not only not of this world, but are spectral in nature, thus, normal bullets just fly right through them.
* A [[RecurringCharacter recurring joke character]] in ''Late Night with Conan O'Brien'' had ♪ bulletproof legs ♫. Another character would always shoot him in his gut.
* The smoke monster in ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is apparently immune to bullets, as demonstrated by an unfortunate redshirt mercenary who attempts shooting it with an assault rifle only to be dragged into the jungle and mauled.
* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** Deconstructed with Series/LukeCage. Luke has impenetrable skin that bullets, blades, and other objects can't penetrate. However, only his skin is invincible, so when a weapon with enough concussive force is used against him, he can receive internal injuries.
** In ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', the impact from Jessica firing a shotgun pressed directly against his neck in an attempt to break Kilgrave's control over him causes massive internal injuries and bleeding, which then can't be treated by conventional means because there's no way to get through his skin. Claire has to insert the needle through his eye socket to drain the fluid that builds up.
** In [[Series/LukeCage2016 Luke's own show]], the first type of bullet that can penetrate Luke's skin comes along -- the Judas, made of Chitauri metal with a bit of time-delayed explosives. When Diamondback shoots him with them, the HealingFactor makes it incredibly difficult for Claire to get it out, forcing Claire to take Luke all the way back to the doctor who supervised the original experiment that gave Luke his powers, then douse him in an acid bath along with some salt and boil it to weaken his skin enough to cut it and get the fragments out of him.
* In the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Imprint", the disfigured prostitute and [[spoiler:her evil mutant twin]] shrug off being shot and taunt Christopher that they'll follow him everywhere. [[spoiler:This is because they are part of his deranged visions.]]
* Any time in ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' when the team whips out their big powerful team weapon (usually combined from each Ranger's personal weapon) to use on the MonsterOfTheWeek ''before'' the end of the episode draws near, you just know it's [[TheWorfBarrage not going to work]].
** The trope shows up in its classic form in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce.'' Initially mundane authorities, and later the Silver Guardians, will often try to take on the MonsterOfTheWeek before the Rangers show up. It never works, and [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity (of the extremely painful kind) Ensues]].
* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark and other Kryptonians, obviously, although Clark likes to {{dodge|TheBullet}} or [[BulletCatch catch]] bullets when he's bored.
* Pretty much every MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Series/SpecialUnit2''. And there is that gnome liaison, Carl who is immune to everything except diamond...
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** The series used this for Anubis' Kull Warriors, which were basically indestructible by any weapon short of a heavy artillery shell (they can't fight physics). The Tok'ra and SGC had to develop a specialized energy weapon just to fight them.
** Inverted with the Replicators, who were immune to energy weapons, but fell apart if struck by so much as a single bullet center mass. Human-form replicators play it straight, though.
** Some Goa'uld like to use energy shields that render them immune to fast-moving bullets. But not to slower-moving thrown knives.
*** However that last part might be justified in that an energy shield that prevents ALL solid objects from penetrating it might prevent said Goa'uld from being able to partake in certain activities that are essential to life, such as eating, without deactivating the shield as demonstrated by Rodney [=McKay=] in the Atlantis episode "Hide and Seek".
*** The same idea was used in Dune, which is why learning to knife-fight was such a big deal in that universe.
* The Wraith in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' were first introduced as functionally Immune To Bullets due to their HealingFactor. After a season or so, however, VillainDecay set in, and now Wraith soldiers die just as easily as any other enemy Mook from a burst of P90 fire. {{Justified|Trope}} in that it was explicitly stated that their regeneration is based upon how long ago it was that they fed. With fewer supplies, most wraith haven't been feeding as much and thus, VillainDecay.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' (and later series) used this for the Borg, who would become immune to a particular phaser setting after the first (or sometimes second or third) time one of them was shot with it. Despite phaser immunities, the Borg were not actually immune to bullets, and actual firearms were quite effective against them. As was, surprisingly enough, melee combat with simple metal blades.
** Technically, since the incident in question was on the holodeck, they were bullet-shaped force fields.
** Worf chopping off a Borg's arm and tying his damaged suit shut with the severed wires in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** The changelings from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' are a race of intelligent slimes who can assume the form of other creatures or objects. Since they have no organs, they are immune to bullets, being stabbed, or blunt trauma. Even if parts of the body are cut off, they revert to ooze and remerge with the rest of the body. Energy weapons, fire, and electricity are the only thing that can harm them. Even then, a shapeshifted Klingon is shown needing an absolutely obscene amount of fire poured into it to kill it.
** A similar case turned up in one of the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' novels: The frothingly xenophobic aliens known as the Bekkir are firearms junkies, but since everyone else in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe uses energy weapons, the Bekkir developed armor (even spacecraft-grade armor) designed to reflect energy weapon beams. The only ways to affect them: captured rifles, explosives (phasers overloaded into bombs), extreme heat, or an EMP.
* The Doctor from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', being a hologram. In fact, bullets just seem to go right through him.
* Almost every monster in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is immune to normal bullets. The only thing shooting reliably (if it isn't salt or silver) does is piss the monster off.
* The Visitors in ''Series/{{V 1983}}'' wore [[JustifiedTrope body armor]] to ward off small-calibre weapons fire. However, the Resistance eventually gets better ammo that can punch through while Donovan has a stolen energy pistol that is effective as well.
* On ''Series/WynonnaEarp'', shooting [[OurDemonsAreDifferent revenants]] with anything other than the Earp AncestralWeapon "Peacemaker" will at best slow them down. And even with Peacemaker, only hitting them [[PrettyLittleHeadshots between the eyes]] will kill them and send them back to Hell.

* In a line of the song "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars," Music/WeirdAlYankovic warns a group of soldiers not to waste their bullets, because shooting only makes the titular hamsters angry.
* [[Music/DavidGuetta "I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose, fire away, fire away. Shoot me down, I won't fall, I am titanium".]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Vampires in both ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade The Masquerade]]'' and ''[[TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem The Requiem]]'' games aren't ''quite'' immune, but are highly resistant -- where other creatures take lethal damage (gouging and tearing) from bullets, vampires take bashing (blunt impact) because bleeding out isn't a threat to them. Still, enough bullets ''will'' put them down. Werewolves are in a similar position (unless the bullet is silver); Mages [[SquishyWizard not so much]].
** The squishiness of wizards is highly variable as well, sometimes changing abruptly with the addition of a single skill level. A mage in ''[[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Ascension]]'' advanced enough in Forces, for instance, can simply declare that nothing moving over a certain speed is allowed to enter the space he's occupying that scene, making him effectively an example of this trope.
* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe, small arms are little to no use against most of the "big things", to say nothing about [[EldritchAbomination Greater Daemons]], [[PhysicalGod Avatars of Khaine, or manifestations of the C'tan]]. Considering that the standard RedshirtArmy firearm is a [[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin Laser Beam]] capable of blowing limbs clean off and going through a few feet of concrete, that says a lot about how nasty-tough the opposition is. Then you get into stuff that [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar]] monomolecular-edged shuriken and [[SuperSoldier Space Marine]] [[HandCannon 0.75 cal armor-piercing explosive Bolter rounds]] still ping off... In the background material only, of course. In the game proper the right set of d6 rolls allows anyone to kill almost anything.
** It's times like these that the Tau (who fall over and die at the mention of close combat) become smug as hell, considering their standard infantry weapon is to the bolter, what the bolter is to the lasgun. And then we get into railgun territory...
** Dark Eldar Grotesques, who are basically horrifically mutilated BDSM fans who have been weaponized and augmented with a variety of combat drugs and biological enhancements, have a special rule that allow them to ignore any and all shooting attacks that have a Str value below 5. They also have two wounds. Yeah. For the uninitiated, this means that they only die from shooting attacks which would normally ''[[ChunkySalsaRule kill them anyway]]''. You need something more suited for destroying armored vehicles to drop a Grotesque.
** Any vehicle/walker with an armor value of 14. [=AV10=] is enough to be immune to lasgun fire, [=AV11=] shrugs off bolter fire, [=AV12=] resists heavy bolters, [=AV13=] [[GatlingGood assault cannons]] and [=AV14=] laughs off even autocannons and plasma fire. It takes a lucky rocket or something even more powerful (meltagun, railgun) to even scratch it.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', Bretonnian knights are immune to gunpowder weapons due to the magic provided by their faith in the [[LightIsNotGood Lady of the Lake]]. That is to say, [[PlanetOfHats most of the Bretonnian army is immune to gunpowder weapons]].
* ''Chainsaw Warrior'' has the final boss the Darkness. This entity is immune to every weapon you have except for your Laser Lance, a weapon that only has 3 shots to it. So save that Laser.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}''. Virtually any sentient horror is going to have some form of the phrase "Immunity: Normal Weapons" in its description. Even some of the non-sentient ones do. Good time to go get those bullets [[FunctionalMagic blessed]], [[GratuitousSpanish compadre]].
* ''TabletopGame/GURPSSupers'' had a section on how to make a character immune to bullets. Unliving (zombies), Homogeneous (blobs) and Diffuse (swarms) things are also extremely resistant to damage from bullets.
** GURPS Magic has the Missile Shield spell. This spell causes ANY projectile (including bullets and [[PieInTheFace cream pies]]) to flat out miss...no matter the shooter's skill. There is also the deadlier [[AttackReflector Reverse Missiles]] spell which, as the name implies, reflects all projectiles back to the attacker that launched them.
* ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' allows "Impervious" protection which automatically resists all damage below a certain threshold with conventional firearms topping out around 6 with pistol fire capping at 4. Alternately, there are characters with Immunity (Ballistic Weapons) for only a few more points. In 3E, a character needs 8 ranks of Impervious Toughness to be immune to pistols and 10 to be immune to all conventional guns that appear in the corebook.
* Novas in ''TabletopGame/{{Aberrant}}'' have several different ways of becoming effectively immune to conventional weapons.
* This is one of the many "Immune to X" creature power schticks in ''TabletopGame/FengShui''.
* Berserker zombies from ''TabletopGame/{{Zombicide}}'' can only be killed with melee weapons.
* Creatures with the Immunity to Normal Weapons power in ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' take no damage from non-magical attacks if the damage isn't enough to punch through the Hardened Armor granted by the power (twice the creature's Magic attribute). If the creature has the Allergy negative quality, weapons made from that allergen bypass its immunity.
* In the ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' RPG, "bulletproof" is an explicit benefit that "mega-stunts" (more powerful than stunts allowed to mere mortals at the cost of giving the {{game master}} more fate points to use to mess with the {{player character}}s) can provide; it also renders the character proof against less powerful attacks that aren't literally bullets, although it comes with a mandatory cost or weakness. For example, as in the comics, Robo's own "Just Guns?" mega-stunt makes him bulletproof -- and provides him with an armor rating against heavier weapons, too -- but leaves him vulnerable to strong electromagnetism.
* Anything with Mega-Damage in ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' requires military-grade energy weapons or the like to damage.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Used in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', where the third installment's Dullahan animated armors and Fallen "angels" can't be touched by any projectile weapons, while Vergil has a move capable of nullifying Dante's guns. Averted with pretty damn much everything else, and indeed there are some enemies that invert this by being effectively immune to melee, forcing you to use guns.
** And indeed actually used for Dante who gets shot in the head. It irritates him, but he's otherwise okay.
** While it doesn't fit the immune to bullets trope word for word, Dante appears to be immune to bladed weapons. Dante has been slashed, stabbed, and impaled countless times in the series, with large amounts of blood squirting, with Dante not even appearing to be in pain. [[CutscenePowerToTheMax However, this only applies to cutscenes, where he's also inexplicably immune to anything and everything that his enemies can throw at him unless the plot demands that he is not; in actual gameplay he is harmed by every attack his enemies make, bladed or not.]]
*** Possible FridgeBrilliance, actually: Dante runs on CriticalExistenceFailure so he's fine getting shot or impaled a lot and can keep fighting in good form, just as long as it's not the blow that would kill him.
* Fortune from ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' causes bullets to swerve away from her for no apparent reason, which extends to any explosives in her vicinity (all duds). [[spoiler: How she does die is all part of [=MGS2=]'s GainaxEnding.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', cyborg technology has advanced so far that the carbon-fiber musculature of military-grade cyborgs can shrug off bullets with ease, and the only thing that can really damage them is the uber-sharp cutting power of [[VibroWeapon High-Frequency swords]], this and RuleOfCool explaining why everyone's fighting with swords in 2018. To hammer this home, a few police cyborgs holding Raiden at gunpoint decide to use lethal force, and promptly put away their pistols and prepare to thwack him with their reinforced batons.
* Temperance, one of the bosses of ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 4'', cannot be injured with bullets. Since this is a light-gun game, that bodes ill for the main characters. The only way to defeat it is to fight your way to the top of a clocktower, lure Temperance under a giant clock face, and drop it onto the monster's head.
* In ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'', the berserker locust can only be killed by [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill the hammer of dawn]].
* Bryan Fury from ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' cannot be harmed by bullets, and can even survive explosions without so much as a scratch on him. This is less because he already died once (though he did) and more because he was revived as a cyborg. Of course, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation he can be brought down in hand-to-hand combat like any other character]].
* In an early cutscene in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', we find that Chaos, even in his weakest form, seems immune to bullets. Of course, this may be because they were shooting center mass, where there's nothing but water to hit. One wonders what would've happened if they had tried to shoot 'im in the head. They should have just chucked a hedgehog at him... because that works, apparently.
* ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' features a nearly identical subversion to the ''Buffy'' one. In the game's opening cutscene, it's shown that the SealedEvilInACan had to be sealed because none could kill him -- but that was in 943, and the game takes place in 1943. Killing him is much more possible when he's confronted with an [[HyperspaceArsenal improbably vast arsenal]] of real and fictional UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era weaponry, as it turns out.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'''s bigger synth enemies (Striders and Gunships) are essentially immune to any sort of normal ammunition, so they have to be dispatched with rocket launchers or energy orbs.
** The large mechanical enemies are not immune to normal fire, but they're generally too powerful to be ditched by normal means. Also, the Hunters were specifically coded to take much more damage from physics objects than bullets.
* This is an ability in the old strategy title ''VideoGame/MasterOfMagic''. Missile Immunity is a fairly rare ability enjoyed by various units, the most basic of which is the low-level Skeletons (which have no vital organs and thus could care less about your arrows) and a few other units (such as units protected by wind magic). Interestingly, Missile Immunity wasn't immunity at all, it was just an immense amount of extra Defense that only worked against physical projectiles-the [[GameBreaker halfling slingers]] could get powerful enough to crack it.
* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'', in one of the few boss battles it has, using bullets on the Black Guardian all but makes it mock you for even thinking or trying to harm it with guns.
* ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'':
** Alma. Seriously, you've possibly emptied entire magazines into her, thrown a grenade at her, hell, you even blew up a nuclear reactor. Trust me on this one, it isn't going to work. {{Justified|Trope}} in that she's a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]], more specifically an [[StringyHairedGhostGirl onryo]]. [[spoiler: Subverted at the end of the first game, where shooting Alma is ''mandatory'' to prevent her from killing the Point Man.]]
* The skeletons from ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' are almost impossible to hit with arrows, though it's not explained if this is from the lack of vital organs to hurt with them, or that the bony frame is genuinely hard to hit. Either way, don't try to fight skeletons with arrows, it doesn't work.
* Many higher-level enemies in ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' are immune to standard shuriken or can block them if Ryu fires them off-the-cuff. Fortunately, he has more powerful stuff.
* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'': Though not ''completely'' immune to firearms, Alex Mercer can take a ''lot'' of bullets without much trouble - especially with the Armor evolution. It isn't until the tanks and missiles launchers and aircraft arrive that there's a real threat to him. James Heller of [[VideoGame/{{Prototype2}} the sequel]] can get an upgrade that makes him fully immune to bullets, yet [[TooDumbToLive enemy soldiers will still shoot at him, possibly dying of their own richochet]]. Like Mercer, Heller still has to deal with the heavier weapons.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has the Medic's Ubercharge, which grants total invulnerability to everything except a select few environmental hazards for eight seconds to whoever he's healing at the moment.
---> '''Heavy''': [[LargeHam I AM BOOLETPROOOOOOOOF!!!!!!]]
** The Scout's Bonk! Atomic Punch causes him to vibrate so quickly that bullets pass right through him for a few seconds. He's not immune to the kinetic force, however, and many an inexperienced scout has found himself pinned to a wall thirty feet in the air by a sentry until his invulnerability wears off.
* While enemies in ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' aren't bulletproof, how much bullets are actually practical against them generally depends on the game and the type of gun.
** In the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Sorrow]] games, the pistols Soma can use are generally impractical to use because, despite their range and how fast they travel, the firing speed isn't enough to compensate for the weak power. However, if you beat boss rush mode in either game, you can get the [[FrickinLaserBeams Positron Rifle]] and a ''Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher'', both of which are quite awesome.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' has [[spoiler:Albus, who ''subverts'' this with a rapid-fire pistol that makes up a good deal of the reason why he's a GameBreaker]].
* Some enemies in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' have a passive ability that makes damage from guns be practically worthless, forcing you to find other ways of hurting them.
* When any of the L'cie of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' use a guard ability, they envelope themselves in a Beehive Barrier that makes them highly immune to damage, up to and exceeding machine gunfire.
* "Chaff Field" boost ability in ''VideoGame/MSSagaANewDawn'' is a skill that makes any bullet attack become ineffective.
* The dog from ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'', much to the player's rage when the [[{{Pun}} son of a bitch]] ''laughs at you for the hundredth time''! [[http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/duckhunt/default.php There is a way to avert this]].
* Certain [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier armored personnel carriers]] in the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series are bulletproof and even immune to frag grenades and grenade launchers.
-->[[OhCrap Bullets cannot damage this vehicle]]
** Juggernauts, while not technically ''immune'', can take more than ''80 7.62x39mm rounds'', ''18'' buckshot shells, or ''5'' .50 BMG rounds to the torso. The worst part is that only the latter slows them down at all, leading them to [[ImplacableMan march slowly forward at you,]] ''[[BulletHell firing an M240]]'', [[ShootingSuperman while you frantically empty magazine after magazine of AK-47 bullets into them]] [[OhCrap to absolutely no effect at all]].
* In ''VideoGame/KingpinLifeOfCrime'', a particularly grating instance of this trope occurs at the end of the game. At the end, you fight against the Kingpin and his henchwoman (some claim girlfriend) Blunt. You can hurt the Kingpin just fine, but Blunt is completely Immune To Bullets. Fortunately, you ''can'' set her on fire with the flamethrower (it will not kill her), and she will run around screaming instead of shooting at you. When you kill off the Kingpin, a cutscene occurs in which Blunt will run off and escape via helicopter and warn you that you may become the new Kingpin, but she will be back. That is right, this trope was applied on her because the developers wanted her to survive and make a SequelHook. Were they truly unable to find a way to accomplish this without making her Immune To Bullets?
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' gives as this gem:
--> '''Lungfishopolis Citizen''': ''"Good Lord! He is impervious to bullets... and love!"''
* The Lobstermen in ''VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep'' are virtually immune to most projectile weapons, taking only 50% damage from sonic weapons and less from all others (basic guns do 20% of their normal damage, and Gauss guns do 30%). The only thing the Lobstermen are fully vulnerable to is stun weapons (100% damage) and bladed melee weapons (200% damage). They also functionally ignore explosions (40% normal damage), and are immune to natural alien weaponry, like the Deep One's acid spit.
* In ''Warlock: Master of the Arcane'' (a sequel/spinoff to the ''VideoGame/{{Majesty}}'' games), Skeletons (of which several variants now exist) are highly resistant to projectile-damage as before, and there are a variety of spells and skills that can give the same effect to other units - most notably the Wind Shield, which in some cases can also be extended to all the units around you. However, the Ghosts raise the bar significantly by being COMPLETELY immune to both projectiles AND melee-attacks, what with being immaterial and all... and since they're dead, they're also immune to Death-type magic, leaving you with a relatively short list of damage-forms that'll actually work on them. Too bad they're also [[InvincibleMinorMinion really weak]].
* All ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games with a Gun element have demons that resist, nullify, reflect, or are healed by gun damage, though with it being fairly rare. Later games tend to let humans have access to these types of abilities as well, though in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' humans are weak to gun damage, no exceptions.
** In the first ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', all Zombie-type enemies are completely immune to gunfire. Worse, some enemies ''reflect'' bullets.
* Most bosses in the ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' series are immune to regular bullets, forcing the player to break out the rocket launcher or laser gun. ''Sam 3'' adds a few normal enemies that also require explosives to kill - fortunately, at least one type is usually encountered around the same time the player finds crates of infinite C4 charges.
* Trying to shoot Robert and Rosalind Lutece in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' just results in light mockery and wasted ammunition. [[CreepyTwins This is just one of their stranger qualities.]]
* While a great many enemies in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' series have proven to be particularly tough to kill, [[ImplacableMan Nemesis]] is possibly the most bullet-resistant enemy in the series. If a player is feeling particularly aggressive, they could empty hundreds of bullets and plenty of explosives and all they would manage to do is repeatedly knock it out for a few minutes. Ironically, bullets do kill it in the end (if the player chooses to do so), but only after being doused in acid and shot with a railgun. Even then, it isn't clear if it ''stays'' dead until [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure the town gets nuked]].
* There are a few enemies (mostly bosses) in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' have armor so tough that bullets bounce right off and have a chance to hit ''you''. Normal bullets, anyway; AbnormalAmmo in the form of E-Tech and explosive rounds do the truck.
** Some of the raid bosses are invulnerable to bullets to some degree or other, and have a trick to hurting them. Dexiduous has to be hit in a weak spot that moves now and then, for instance, while Master Gee can only be hurt [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by his own acid pools]]. The others are just DamageSpongeBoss taken to the next level.
* The first ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' has Girdeux and Rhoemer. The former is justified by having full body armor (except for his flamethrower tank), but the latter has [[StoryDrivenInvulnerability no visible armor]]. The second game has the fully-armored Emergency Defense Squad soldiers who can only be killed by explosions, and Chance, the FinalBoss, who has advanced explosion-resistant armor and must be defeated via HelicopterBlender. In the third game, Rhoemer returns in a flashback with the same advanced armor as Chance.
* The defensive upgrades available to [[PlayerCharacter the Boss]] in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' gradually make you more resistant to bullets, falling, vehicle hits, fire, and explosions, with the final upgrade in each list granting complete immunity. The only damage types that don't have defensive upgrades are melee attacks and exploding vehicles you're driving.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* Bullets and even missiles or tank shells just bounce right off the dragon in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi''. They have no effect whatsoever because only a Hero can slay a dragon.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', Jade's "[[PhysicalGod dog]]" Becquerel ''plays fetch'' with bullets.
** And now a bunch of the enemies have the same ability. OhCrap.
*** Neither Becquerel nor the enemies are actually immune to bullets. Bec can simply manipulate the momentum of objects as they travel through space and teleport them. The enemies can just teleport.
** We learn that [[spoiler: Gamzee]] possesses this ability after he takes a few hundred machine gun bullets in the torso. According to WordofGod, he's virtually indestructible.
*** It's worth noting that he isn't bulletproof in a way that the bullets bounce off of him, but rather just ''continues to survive'' no matter how many times he's shot or wounded.
* In [[spoiler: ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'']] they find out that their superpowers can help them survive any death; this is discovered after a few bullets to the head.
** ''"Jack's alive."''
** ''"He can't be ... I shot him through the brain. I stood over him and fired into his head."''
** ''"Yes, and he's apparently unhappy about that."''
* The title character of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', being a [[BlobMonster carbosilicate amorph]], is not affected by bullets; they harmlessly pass through him (it does tend to piss him off though). The other mercenary's in the company wear "low-profile" power-armor (resembling cloth Franchise/StarTrek uniforms) which completely protects them from small arms fire (provided they have deployed their retractable helmet to avoid head shots) but offers only limited protection against large caliber, especially powerful, or energy-based weapons.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''
** Cloney the cloned alien has such a thick shell that it blocks not only bullets but also the heavier weaponry carried by Riff.
** In "KITTEN II", people are using guns on the Satan-spawned kittens not to hurt them but to toss them away briefly.
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': Peggy, the TeamNormal, gets around this to an extent by bringing an anti-material rifle (the kind of gun used for sniping ''tanks'') and knocking out enemy supers with it.
-->'''Harem:''' I was wondering how you were going to use that in a non-lethal engagement.\\
'''Peggy:''' There are a lot of super powers that make bullets mostly just annoying.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Shadow Hawk from Website/EpicTales is immune to bullets. And everything else. Now, if only the writer would take better advantage of this, and put him in all sorts of deadly situations.
* ''Literature/NewYorkMagician'': A lot of the magical denizens of the city can stand up to even Michel's Desert Eagle. So he sometimes has to get...''creative''.
* God told Roger, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's guardian angel that nothing could kill an angel. [[spoiler: In an aversion it turns out bullets work well enough.]]
* Averted/Inverted in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. Due to the show's massively comedic violence, the characters can withstand all manner of physical punishment (including super-powered punches, 800-foot falls, and being smashed in the crotch with a concrete divider) with only mild-to-moderate discomfort. Bullets, however, are one of the few things that can reliably and seriously injure a character. Even the Freelancer {{Super Soldier}}s can be seriously harmed by just a couple bullet hits, since they don't have energy shields like [=SPARTAN=]s do.
* The Demons in Literature/TheSalvationWar could soak up a lot of small arms fire. Their thick skin could take up over a clip of 5.56×45mm NATO rounds, meaning that infantry had little protection on their own against the Baldericks. The solution? [[MoreDakka Use bigger bullets.]]
* Franchise/{{The Slender Man|Mythos}}. He's also immune to cars.
* The [[Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale Night Vale]] chapter of the NRA has issued a new bumper-sticker slogan:
--> ''Guns don't kill people; [[BrokenAesop it's impossible to be killed by a gun. We are all invincible to bullets and it's a miracle!]]''
* ''Literature/{{Prolecto}}'' has Succubi who can heal so quickly, that bullets become meaningless. In a subversion, this DOES mean that a sufficient quantity of bullets can be used to STUN them.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-093 SCP-093 ("Red Sea Object")]]. The six-story tall half-giants that haunt SCP-093's world are not affected by bullets from pistols and automatic weapons.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096 SCP-096 ("The Shy Guy")]]. SCP-096 was shot in the leg and head by a modified XM500 anti-materiel rifle but wasn't even slowed down. Even if shot with thousands of rounds of ammo or hit with an anti-tank launcher, it will keep on attacking.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. At least three of the monsters that have come out of SCP-354 have been effectively immune to bullets, including SCP-354-2 ("virtually bulletproof"), SCP-354-4 ("Gunfire caused very little physical harm and was highly ineffective") and SCP-354-16 ("Gunfire proved mostly ineffective against its hide.").
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-772 SCP-772 ("Giant Parasitoid Wasps")]]. The ApocalypticLog of the scientist that discovered them and the Foundation's report say that SCP-772 is not harmed by bullets.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-855 SCP-855 ("The Film Hall")]]. While the Hall was in Horror Film mode, a killer from a SlasherMovie emerged and attacked the guards, who reported that bullets had little effect on him.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-896 SCP-896 ("Online Role Playing Game")]]. One of the test subjects had his Stamina (constitution, resistance to injury, etc.) statistic increased so high that he became immune to bullets from standard issue firearms.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-974 SCP-974 ("Treehouse Predator")]]. Combat between Foundation troops and SCP-974 has shown that it isn't affected by small arms fire.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1111 SCP-1111 ("The White Dog")]]. When Foundation personnel shot at the white dog their bullets passed right through it due to its {{Intangibility}}.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1160 SCP-1160 ("Effective Containment")]]. SCP-1160 cannot be damaged by any form of conventional firearm.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1308 SCP-1308 ("Hungarian Floater")]]. The Special Containment Procedures for SCP-1308 say that gunfire is of limited effectiveness against it due to lack of discernible vital organs.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1381 SCP-1381 ("Cats' Cabinet")]]. When a big cat (lion, tiger, etc.) enters the Cabinet, sometime later cat-like creatures called SCP-1381-01 emerge from it. SCP-1381-01 are unharmed by bullets.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1447 SCP-1447 ("Tulpa")]]. SCP-1447-1 (the Tulpa) is nearly immune to bullets from standard-issue sidearms.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1678 SCP-1678 ("UnLondon")]]. SCP-1678-A ("Bobbies") are dismembered and crudely re-assembled human corpses. They are immune to standard firearms but can be affected by large-caliber bullets.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the Daleport creatures is a sheet of mobile skin in the shape of a fractal. A number of Foundation personnel and robots armed with firearms opened fire on it with little or no effect.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2610 SCP-2610 ("Procreation")]]. SCP-2610-E are mutated human beings who are effectively immune to small arms fire.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2709 SCP-2709 ("Can Anyone Hear You Scream?")]]. SCP-2709-1 is a gigantic ant lion (insect) with inch-thick chitin skin armor, which causes bullets to be ineffective against it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2863 SCP-2863 ("がしゃどくろ")]]. SCP-2863 are giant skeletons that bite off people's heads and drink their blood. Conventional weaponry (such as firearms) has no effect on them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2970 SCP-2970 ("Holy Misplacement")]]. SCP-2970 is a human being who was given magical artificial implants to improve his capabilities. When he broke containment and escaped from site 30, bullets fired at him were deflected before hitting him.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2975 SCP-2975 ("Another Sun")]]. ''[[http://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/scp-2975/Another%20Sun.html Another Sun]]'' is a Tale associated with SCP-2975. After Mobile Task Force Sigma-3 enters a crevasse and is transported to another world, they see gigantic wolf-like beings as tall as a skyscraper. When they fire on one such being, it has no effect at all.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Part of the CartoonPhysics trope in numerous [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros]] and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry M-G]][[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons -M]] cartoons. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, and even WesternAnimation/BugsBunny himself have at various times been shot point-blank with a gun, and invariably suffer nothing more than slight bewilderment and AshFace.
--> '''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck''': [[FreakOut Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of gunpowder, and burnt feathers, and cordite!]]
** In the Daffy Duck cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheStuporSalesman'' there is actually an explanation: he is wearing a bulletproof vest.

* Stan Smith of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' was once denied a second chance at life, and then pulled a gun on a court full of angels. They all laughed and said an earthly gun can't hurt them, so Stan punches out a bailiff and takes his heaven gun, which can kill anything (one may seriously question why they have those).
* Captain Hero, the expy of Superman, from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is, but that doesn't stop him from using a HumanShield.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. When Death sprains his ankle and is laid up, he can't do his job. Peter, being Peter, goes to the bar and deliberately pisses off some bikers. He gets shot many times, but doesn't die. Eventually this culminates in a Matrix-style John Woo shootout where everyone gets shot constantly (we see bloody bullet holes) but nobody dies.
* PlayedForLaughs in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', when a robot owes money to the Robot Mafia. They shoot until he is filled with holes, then the don says "Let that be a warning to you."
** In one of the movies, the Don Bot catches his wife cheating on him with Bender. Both are shot with machine guns and buried in the desert. Bender later explains that the Don Bot did this twice as a warning.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades'' features the [[BlobMonster Bio-Vipers]], which except for a ''massive'' explosion or some industrial weed-killer, are nearly indestructible.
* Played with in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League Unlimited]]'', during the time travel episode where Wonder Woman, Batman, and Green Lantern travel to the old west. They are ambushed by thugs who shoot at them, and Wonder Woman remarks "those are the slowest bullets I've ever seen" while effortlessly fending them off with her bracelets.
* WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls are immune to bullets.
--> '''Blossom:''' ''[as bank robbers' bullets are bouncing off of her and her sisters]'' "Why do they ''always'' wanna do it the hard way?"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' second WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode involved aliens attacking a disarmed human populace with bats and slingshots. It parodied the above line: "Your superior intellects are no match for our puny weapons."
** Another Halloween story has Homer killing Death, and we then cut to Fat Tony and his goons trying to shoot a man, but he keeps on living.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'':
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E15TheHonorableOnes "The Honorable Ones"]]: Bahryn, a frozen moon of Geonosis, is home to giant lizards called bonzami, which are only irritated by blaster fire. Kallus finally manages to kill one of them by shooting it in the mouth.
** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E18TheMysteryOfChopperBase "The Mystery of Chopper Base"]]: The planet Atollon, where Phoenix Squadron has set up a new base, is home to {{Giant Spider}}s called krykna which are resilient to everything from hand blasters to the ''Ghost'''s cannons. They're vulnerable only to [[GoForTheEye getting shot in the eye]], lightsabers and grenades.
** The Imperial sentry droids first seen in [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E07TheWynkahthuJob "The Wynkahthu Job"]] are extremely resilient. Presumably they're not lightsaber-proof, but that has yet to be tested on-screen.
* The "[[InNameOnly Tyrannosaurus]]" from the 1940s ''WesternAnimation/{{Superman|TheatricalCartoons}}'' cartoon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvtUaXiKGug The Arctic Giant]], created twelve years before Godzilla.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Barring a lucky shot, massive animals such as rhinos, grizzlies, or walruses can easily soak up bullets from small-caliber weapons without stopping. Large crocodilians, which have bony armor plates under their skin, can be virtually unkillable with light ammunition; during WWII, Japanese infantry who'd retreated into the Pacific Islands' marshes could be heard throughout the night, screaming and firing in vain at bellowing crocodiles. A small few made it back to dry land, for once content to surrender.
** And the term is indeed '''soak up''', a standard automatic rifle will kill anything, but a bigger body means that there's more area where an elephant or rhino can get shot and not be affected immediately.
** Cape buffalo. If you're hunting them, bring something [[{{BFG}} fired by lanyard]]. Pretty much anything bigger than Bambi on the African continent will kill you before it goes down if you're [[TooDumbToLive careless]]. The buffalo are just notable in that they're mindlessly aggressive and ludicrously difficult to kill.
** Hippopotami. Their skin is so thick, that rifle bullets will literally bounce right off of them.
** Elephants. Even with a proper elephant gun, which is much more powerful than an ordinary "gun" proper, you're supposed to fire into their mouths or ears since their hides are very difficult to penetrate even with weapons ''specifically designed for the task''.
*** They're hardly invincible, but the rifles needed to deal with them at short range (panic distance) weigh upwards of fifteen pounds, fire a sixty-calibre slug nearly four times the mass of a .45 pistol bullet at over twice the speed, and are double-barreled so you don't waste time working the bolt for your second shot. Earlier guns in the black-powder era fired a ONE INCH slug at about Mach 1.5. This is effectively a hand-held, double-barrelled ''25mm cannon.'' The recoil is brutal.
*** WDM Bell, the most prolific elephant hunter of all time, demonstrated more than a thousand times how inaccurate this belief was. He regularly took down elephants with a single shot of .303 British (a round soldiers swore was incapable of killing humans) simply by getting close to the herd and calmly shooting his target in the brain to drop it on the spot. It turns out thrill hunters were both poor shots and had never bothered to learn ''anything'' about elephant physiology.
*** Though pretty much any animal can be killed with a direct headshot at close range.
** North American bears are notoriously difficult to kill, giving rise to the term "loaded for bear" to imply a gun with ''very'' heavy ammunition.
*** Speaking of bears, polar bears are, in addition to being the largest purely carnivorous species of bear, also come with the further protection of hanging out in an environment where rifle chambers that aren't purpose-built will gleefully ice up and become inoperable with only minimal condensation. Like the rest of their species, they're quite well known for having bullets graze off their skulls (Because of the toughness of a bear's skull and sternum, experts recommend aiming for the shoulder joints rather than traditional "Kill Zones" to disable a charging bear).
** Wild boars have such tough skin (and fiber layers underneath), that older type bullets sometimes bounced off.
*** Russian and Eastern European boars, which are gigantic in size compared to their brethren from other continents, often hitting 600lbs, are thought to be much more dangerous than Brown Bears - the bruin may fall after a well-placed hit to the heart or lungs, while the shot tusker may still have enough strength to rip the unfortunate hunter to shreds before dying.
*** Creator/HunterSThompson hunted wild boar with a [[SniperPistol scoped]] [[{{BFG}} .44 Magnum revolver]].
* TruthInTelevision with the notorious man-eating crocodile [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_%28crocodile%29 Gustave]], which is recognizable because of its huge size and the bullet scars covering it. Okay, so you could probably kill it if you had a higher caliber gun, but the thing has been shot, a lot, and is still going.
** Some of Gustave's wounds are said to have been caused by machine-gun fire and shrapnel from grenades and [[{{BFG}} rocket launchers]]. And [[NotQuiteDead he still hasn't been killed]]! How much higher caliber are ya gonna get outside of trying to [[DeaderThanDead blast him with a tank]]?!
*** The scars aren't '''that''' numerous--there's one on his head and three on his flank. The problem probably is that he's so low-to-the-ground (as crocodiles tend to be) that the shots have been glancing. A standard automatic rifle would probably be enough to kill him if you could only hit him properly in the flank.
* [[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/01/10/rogue-baboon-fred-four-bullets-shot-violent_n_1195912.html Fred the Baboon]] survived being shot fifty times.
* A positively eerie RealLife example is UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington. According to certain tales one of the Indian chiefs was convinced the man was picked by Heaven itself for its tasks precisely ''because'' no bullet ever fired at him ever seemed to leave more than a hole in his clothes.
** Also Rasputin (who was [[RasputinianDeath immune to pretty much everything, really]]).
** Blackbeard soaked up a lot of punishment before he dropped, too.
** Music/KeithRichards, of the Rolling Stones, [[Film/WaynesWorld cannot be killed by conventional weapons]].
** Perhaps more so than Washington was UsefulNotes/{{Andrew|Jackson}} "[[RedBaron Old Hickory]]" [[MadeOfIron Jackson]], who suffered many a bullet wound from all the duels he participated in (mostly over his wife's honor), but never had them removed. Legend was Jackson had so many bullets in his body that he rattled as he walked.
*** He dug one bullet out of himself during a boring Cabinet meeting and promptly sent it to the man who put it in him saying "You can have this back."
*** He was just too savvy for his era. Lead musket balls, as very slow-flying ammo, might have done horrible, but not life-threatening wounds, while the attempt to remove them with dirty instruments of the time would lead to septicemia and death. By leaving the bullets in the body, Jackson did the most reasonable thing to protect his own life.
*** Bullets learned about Jackson's invulnerability and decided against challenging him, unfortunately for would-be assassin Richard Lawrence, whose guns both failed, earning him a CaneFu beatdown from Jackson that only stopped when Jackson's own staff physically restrained him.
** The Indian chief Crazy Horse (one of the chiefs responsible for the downfall of Custer, the other two being Sitting Bull and Gall) was of the belief that he was magically immune to bullets, apparently because he had miraculously avoided being hit by them when everyone around him was shot on various occasions. To be sure, he never ''was'' shot--he died by being stabbed.
** Wyatt Earp: for all the gun fights he had been in, he ''still'' walked away without a scratch. Most infamous were the OK Corral Shootout where he was the only participant to walk away unwounded, and a shootout with Curly Bill and other Cowboys at the Iron Springs watering hole where Curly shot at near point blank range and missed while Wyatt walked up and killed Curly with a shotgun blast, and shot two more Cowboys. Wyatt walked away from that fight with 7 bullet holes in his overcoat and one in the heel of his boot, but no wounds.
** In his fatal shootout with the FBI, Baby Face Nelson not only withstood 17 close-range bullet wounds (from a Thompson submachine gun ''and'' a shotgun) without flinching but managed to kill both of his assailants before fleeing the scene with his wife and partner.
** In ''Seven Pillars of Wisdom'' T.E. Lawrence recounts the Arab chieftain Auda abu Tayi being grazed by a dozen Turkish bullets, with his binoculars smashed and robes perforated, without serious injury. Auda additionally claimed to have been wounded 23 times in battle.
** Jean Lannes, one of Napoleon's Marshals, could actually be shot, but it didn't keep him down for long. He was not the most wounded officer of that time (he wasn't even shot five times in the chest in the course of his career like, say, Nicolas Oudinot), but he was the only one with a reputation for having bones so hard that bullets bounced right off them. He did die young, but it was of gangrene after a cannonball tore through his legs.
** Wrestling/{{Sabu}} once took down a shooter at a party. It turned out in rushing the man he was shot point blank in the head and the bullet shattered on impact, though the debris would stay under his skin for years, so not totally immune.
* The frigate USS ''Constitution'' (the oldest commissioned warship still afloat) gained her nickname "Old Ironsides" during the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, when her crew watched enemy cannonballs bounce off her thick oak hull plating.
* Pretty much all modern armored vehicles are at the very least immune to attack from small arms. A few lighter vehicles are even capable of resisting mines and anti-tank rockets, though anything that isn't a tank is going to be taken apart by high velocity armor-piercing ammunition. In the case of main battle tanks, they're practically invulnerable to any anti-tank weapon that isn't current generation. The famed RPG-7 tends to have about the same effect on modern tanks as a pigeon, as proven in one case where a British Challenger 2 MBT took around ''seventy rockets'' and still managed to keep going. American M1 Abrams [=MBTs=] have been able to take multiple hits from their own gun in a number of friendly fire cases and are so difficult to destroy by their crews that it will often require the insides to be stuffed full of C4 to blow them apart.
** In case your wondering, having their shells ''explode while inside them'' isn't enough to do an Abrams in, It'll just get turned into a fireball shooting upwards and out of the tank - without harming anyone/anything inside.
* Speaking of modern armor, there's also body armor too - there's this video showing a soldier in Iraq who gets sniped centre of mass, only to get up again. [[MookHorrorShow Cue freaked-out insurgents.]]
** Even better, the soldier they shot was an army medic, who proceeded to treat one of the insurgents for bullet wounds after the squad hunted them down.
** While it won't make you IMMUNE to bullets, modern body armor is still a lot better than it's given credit for. Some heavier suits are incredibly resistant to rifle fire, and even "standard" military issue armor can keep its user alive and even combat ready after several hits from a modern rifle.
* The eponymous Boxers of the Boxer Rebellion thought they were immune to bullets due to practicing a form of "Iron Shirt" qigong that is supposed to harden the body against most forms of physical attack. They were not.
** Similarly, some more fanatical militiamen (including ChildSoldiers) in West Africa believe they become immune to bullets if they take certain medicines before battle.
** Harder drugs can cause one to behave as if immune to bullets. Of course, when the drugs wear off, you're gonna be feeling those wounds.
* Selecting the proper caliber of gun is extremely important depending on the type of target. The lightest caliber bullets are only effective for target practice or extremely close range. Some of the most tragic police shootouts have occurred because law enforcement had underpowered weapons against criminals with body armor. For example, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Hollywood_shootout the North Hollywood shootout of 1997]], where heavily armed and armored bank robbers robbed a Bank of America in North Hollywood, California. The police found their service pistols and shotguns weren't penetrating their body armor. By the time both robbers had been killed (one by [[AteHisGun self-inflicted gunshot]], the other bled to death), the police had fired over 650 rounds and the robbers themselves had been hit ten times.
** Even more incredible were the perps in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout 1986 FBI Miami Shootout]]. Between the two of them, they took 18 bullets to finally die (Michael Platt 12, William Matix 6). Of the 6 shots Matix took, 5 were to his head and neck, with the first two serving to do little more than knock him out temporarily. Platt meanwhile, took half a dozen shots to his chest, and although the first would have been lethal by itself, it took a point blank shot into his sternum that severed his spine to finally stop him. And unlike the two North Hollywood robbers, neither Platt nor Matix wore body armor, or had drugs in their system.
* A weird version of this trope popped up in at least one case of small-scale African warfare, when fighters armed with assault rifles could be seen wearing brightly-colored inflatable armbands ("floaties"), long blonde wigs, dresses, and [[RainbowPimpGear other bizarre clothing items]] '' while participating in heavy streetfighting, with bullets zipping around them and all.'' Supposedly they believe that certain items grant their wearers magical powers, making them immune to being hit, etc. What more likely happens is that the enemy is [[RefugeInAudacity too confused by the display to shoot]].