->''--"Dr. Erskine said the [[SuperSoldier serum]] wouldn't just affect my muscles, it would affect my cells. Create a protective system of [[HealingFactor regeneration and healing]]. Which means... I can't [[DrowningHisSorrows get drunk]].''
-->'''[[CaptainAmerica Steve Rogers]]''', ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''

Basically, this is the opposite of CantHoldHisLiquor. A character drinks alcohol, often in excess, but never shows any of the signs of inebriation. If everyone else is getting plastered, this character is sitting comfortably out of the way and enjoying the show, completely sober. And they never have to deal with a hangover. Ever. There are no specific types of characters that fit this, but there are a few variations:
# This is when a character is usually sober, serious, or calm. He's the type most likely to sit in an unobtrusive corner and make sure that the silly drunkards don't hurt themselves. Usually the realm of TheStoic, TheSpock, TheComicallySerious, the OnlySaneMan, etc.
# This is when a character is usually strange to begin with. But although you would expect him to go straight to MushroomSamba-land when he drinks, he never acts any different from usual. Often the realm of the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, the GenkiGirl (or {{Keet}}, if it's a guy) or the IdiotHero. An occasionally seen variant is the character who gets ''more'' sensible when he's had a few.
# Because of the person's physiology, he either (a) needs to drink huge amounts to get drunk, or (b) plain can't get drunk. Common among [[OurElvesAreBetter elves]] for some reason.

Note that not everyone falls into type 1, 2 or 3. Also, types 1 & 2 are for people who have no explanation given for why they don't get drunk, other than 'unusually high tolerance'. If an explanation is given, then he is automatically type 3a or 3b. Some people are perfectly normal, and not on either end of the SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness, and have no "logical" reason for their strange sobriety.

Surprisingly, {{Hard Drinking Party Girl}}s rarely fall under this trope.

Contrast DrunkOnMilk. For someone who Never Gets Drunk simply because they don't drink at all, see TheTeetotaler. Compare ImmuneToDrugs.
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!Examples

!!Type 1

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* Zoro from ''OnePiece'' drinks a lot, but never gets inebriated. He has to ''fake'' being drunk at Whiskey Peak in order to fool their foes.
** Nami is similar, as she can outdrink 15 people without getting drunk herself (Like Zoro, she faked getting drunk to fool her enemies). She actually does get a little tipsy during the Fishman Island arc, but not outright drunk.
* [[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Cho Hakkai]] is a type 1. There was an episode involving a DrinkingContest and while the rest of the town is passed out (Sanzo and Gojyo too), Hakkai has only just gotten buzzed, expressing disappointment in the wine.
--> "I've never seen Cho get drunk before."
--> "And you never will."
* Cana drinks 30 percent of ''Manga/FairyTail'''s liquor and has only been shown drunk once.
** [[spoiler: Until a recent chapter where Quatro Cerberus member Bacchus [[DefeatingTheUndefeatable defeats her in a drinking contest]] much to the surprise of her friends.]]
* Rock of ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. He tries to justify it as a result of building up a tolerance as a Japanese {{Salaryman}}, but still there are limits.
* Jirou from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss.'' His brother Kurama, [[CantHoldHisLiquor who is the exact opposite when it comes to alcohol]], seemed unaware of this fact when he and Tomoe came up with a plan that relied upon getting Jirou drunk.
* Kureha of ''Anime/SoRaNoWoTo'' discovers she has this ability in a BonusEpisode. Everyone else gets UnsuspectinglySoused, but no matter how much she drinks, she stays perfectly sober. This isn't entirely a good thing; eventually her uncontrollably drunk friends start yanking her clothes off, and then they [[NoodleIncident do something she refuses to describe]].
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* Marv in ''SinCity'' is seen downing glass after glass, without any adverse effect. It helps that [[TheBigGuy he's over seven feet tall]] and [[MadeOfIron so damn tough]] it took [[spoiler: ''two'' zaps from the electric chair to kill him.]]

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* The American team in ''Film/{{Beerfest}}'' spends a year training for an international drinking games competition. As a result they all develop such high alcohol tolerances that it's nearly impossible for them to get drunk on beer alone (one team member who is trying to get drunk ends up chugging a bottle of schnapps because beer just isn't potent enough).
* Averted with [[spoiler: Jason]] in ''MysteryTeam''.
* Oskar Schindler in ''SchindlersList''. He's is a hard drinker with an extremely high tolerance for alcohol, allowing him to stay level-headed when he goes out drinking with Nazis. TruthInTelevision.
* In ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' Marian Ravenwood actually made money by beating the rowdy Tibetians at her bar in drinking contests. (Which she was doing when Indy came in, and she still seemed sober enough after that to deal with him.)
* In the recent animated ''Film/WonderWoman'' film, Diana is shown to have a much higher tolerance for alcohol than her human companion, and scoffs at the idea of him trying to keep pace with her while drinking.
* In the extended cut of ''TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King'', Legolas and Gimli have a drinking contest. After downing well over 10 mugs of ale, Legolas finally starts feeling some effects, ''"[[CrowningMomentOfFunny a tingling sensation in his fingers.]]"''
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Captain America remarks in one scene that due to the super soldier serum his body metabolizes alcohol so quickly that it's not possible for him to get drunk.
* In ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', Mick offers to treat a cabbie; despite the guy's boast that, "I'm Irish! I can drink you under the table!" Mick's tolerance turns out to be much higher.
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* Lord Vetinari in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' plays with it a bit. After spending the night drinking beer with football enthusiasts (many of whom had passed out by the time the feast was winding down) and at the very ''least'' matching them by glass with equal-strength drinks, he appears to be very much a straight example of the trope. However, he also becomes rather more talkative than usual, he stubs his toe shortly afterwards, and the morning after it takes him roughly 50 seconds longer than usual to solve the crossword puzzle in the ''Times''. He even cops to having to ''look up a few words in the dictionary''. Vetinari eventually admits he was drunk, but he's also ''very'' good at acting sober.
* In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' Granny Weatherwax downs a bottle of absinthe under the impression that it's [[FromACertainPointOfView an herbal drink]], and complains of feeling "a bit woozy".
* ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'': Athos is described as having the capacity of four men, but hardly shows it. It takes a two week binge of ten bottles a day for us to see him unsteady on his feet. Even then, he can tell an IHaveThisFriend story almost perfectly.

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* [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Spock]] himself is a mix of types 1 and 3 of this.
** Also, Scotty came awfully close to this in the episode "By Any Other Name", when he outwitted the Kelvan agent Tomar by drinking him under the table. (Never mess with a Scotsman and his whiskey.) Unfortunately, Scotty himself passed out a few minutes later.
* Lwaxana's manservant Mr. Homn from ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' probably falls into this category. In one episode, he drank an entire bottle of wine in less than a minute as if it were no more than fruit punch.
* [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} Jamie Hyneman]] is apparently a types 1 & 3 as well:
-->'''Adam:''' So we've had 13 drinks over 3 hours. I know I'm drunk, but I can't even remotely tell that you're drunk. It's kind of annoying. I want to see you [[LampshadeWearing put a lampshade on your head]] or something.
-->'''Jamie:''' Sorry, bub!
** This mostly seems to be an effect of him almost always being mellow and mumbly. His mannerisms just don't change...much. They do change a bit, though; he's more likely to giggle, and in the Driving Blind myth, after having a few drinks, his first suggestion to the blind driver is "floor it!", and he doesn't guide the blind driver as well as he did when sober. On the other hand, when Jamie was drunk, the blind driver drove ''as if'' he was drunk.
* ''{{Cheers}}'' was a show about characters who spent all their time drinking in a bar, but we rarely saw anyone get drunk. The implication is that the regulars go to the bar to relax in each others' company rather than to get hammered. Norm Peterson would have been an obvious alcoholic if he'd ever been shown intoxicated.
** The rare times someone actually got hammered on the show (like when Carla made some [[GargleBlaster incredibly potent cocktail]]) usually resulted in a bizarre (and often humiliating) situation for whoever it happened to.
* Al Swearengen in ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' is frequently shown drinking shots of hard alchohol, sometimes straight from the bottle, yet he never acts inebriated, much less drunk. In a filmmaker's commentary, some of the cast point out what incredible volumes of alcohol some characters in the show drink.
* In one episode of ''Series/GilligansIsland'', a researcher comes to the island, and the crew is unable to convince him to contact his ship, as he claims he needs to finish his research first (which the Professor admits might take months). One of their plans - the last one, which ruins their chance at rescue, ultimately - is to try to get him drunk by giving him whiskey, claiming its tea. This backfires completely. All seven of them become intoxicated and pass out before he even becomes tipsy.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Roose Bolton does not partake. Jamie Lannister points out that this habit makes him highly suspicious to other people. Roose later reiterates this habit at the wedding of [[spoiler: Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey.]] He is completely sober when he [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon betrays and murders Robb Stark.]]]]
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* Oskar Schindler used his high tolerance for alcohol to his advantage in Nazi Germany. He befriended a number of Nazis by going out drinking with them, but always kept his wits about him while the Nazis got sloshed.

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* [[{{Dojikko}} Taeko]] from ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' has a ridiculously high tolerance which surprises even [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Tina]].
* Shigure from ''FruitsBasket'' is seen sipping sake, and notes that he does not get drunk.
** Although it's noted that even if he was drunk, nobody would be able to tell since he always acts silly.
* Tylor of ''IrresponsibleCaptainTylor'' can go drink for drink with the ship's doctor, who is TheAlcoholic and has pretty much been drinking his entire life. This kind of quality is in keeping with Tylor being BornLucky and possibly using ObfuscatingStupidity. However, he does get really drunk once in the series in a DrowningMySorrows moment.
* Xerxes Break in ''PandoraHearts'' can't get drunk, but pretends to do so to go along with everyone else.

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* Bernice Cliffton of ''DesigningWomen'' has an "arterial flow problem" that normally interferes with her grasp on logic and reality, but alcohol makes her more lucid. She usually doesn't drink for specifically that reason, but she does get drunk for her competency hearing just in case, and the night before, she mentioned frequently calling the person who requested the competency hearing, keeping her awake and making sure she's not at her best for said hearing.
* Karen Walker of ''WillAndGrace.'' Drunk is her default. She constantly is drinking one thing or another, keeps a full-sized keg in Grace's office, has several rooms in her house devoted solely to liquor storage, and will casually pound a nearly full bottle of vodka without stopping to take a breath. It's somewhat speculated that's she's so perpetually filled with alcohol and prescription drugs, she's somehow become pickled. She's also the most scarily competent, devious, and cunning member of the cast.
* In one episode of ''WKRPInCincinnati'', Johnny Fever participates in an on-air experiment to show the dangers of drunk driving. He takes a simple test to measure his reaction time while sober then repeats it several times, drinking beer between the tests. Ordinarily, reaction time is slower the more alcohol you consume, but somehow Johnny's reflexes are faster the drunker he gets.

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* [[GenkiGirl Jin]] from ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' becomes a DeadpanSnarker when drunk.
* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': In [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/06/19/darts-as-she-is-played/ this strip]] we see [[CloudCuckoolander Karishad]] stuck with ten tranquilizer darts, and suggestions of having been hit with even more from similar darts being held by two of those present, with no apparent effect on him. He even made a game out of it just to see who is the last predator (A.K.A the wolves) standing.

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!!Type 3

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* 3b: Belldandy from ''Manga/AhMyGoddess''. Alcohol might as well be water for all the effect it has on her. She will, however, get plastered... on ''soda.'' She's a Viking goddess - booze ''was'' basically water to them (safer than straight water), but they didn't have carbination on longships.
** Urd, meanwhile, seems able to get wasted on sake. Then again, she's only half-goddess.
* Apparently, {{Claymore}}s don't get drunk unless they want to, which results in Deneve and Clare being completely sober (despite Deneve drinking quite a bit more than should be possible), while Helen descends right into Happy Drunk land.
* 3a: Noa Izumi from ''{{Patlabor}}''. Her family owns a liquor store in Hokkaido and she started drinking earlier to keep company to them and their clients and friends, so she's used to even the hardest stuff. The discovery brings the ''other'' HardDrinkingPartyGirl of the group, Kanuka Clancy, to tears.
* 3b: Major Kusanagi from ''GhostInTheShell''. Her artificial body is immune to poisons, including alcohol.
** Batou is the same way because he's heavily cyborged.
*** The same applies to both of them. They ''can'' get drunk if they like, but they can decide to ''stop'' being drunk in the matter of seconds.
* Two episodes of ''DarkerThanBlack'' revolve around how BlessedWithSuck type 3 can be if you [[INeedAFreakingDrink really, really need to get drunk]] -- Huang has an extremely high tolerance for alcohol and it takes a ''lot'' of alcohol to get him drunk, which is a problem when he's had a life so crappy that being able to [[DrowningMySorrows Drown Your Sorrows]] would be a blessing.
* 3a: Rock and Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. No one expected Rock to be able to hold his own in a drinking match with Revy right from the start. Rock's tolerance is due to heavy exposure to alcohol both at college and at his previous employer. As for Revy, she simply seems to be a heavy drinker.
* SoraNoWoto's Kureha is given this trait during the team's training exercise where they all drink (accidentally?). She isn't the least bit pleased about it. She also fits as a type 1, since (besides Rio), she's the most conventional trooper in the platoon.
* In SuzumiyaHaruhi, Nagato seems resistant or immune to alcohol. Not shown in the anime, due to rules against drinking, but shown in the light novels (Kyon noted that she drank champagne "like a whale") and made very obvious in the manga, where Koizumi asks her if she can really handle that amount. The justification is that she's [[ArtificialHuman not really human]], so the likelihood is she's 3b rather than 3a.
* 3a: [[{{Trigun}} Vash the Stampede]] only appears to get a hangover after downing "a few dallons" (let's just say a lot of bottles) the previous night, and what happens while he's drunk? His shooting ''gets better'' because his stupor actually ''interferes'' with his ObfuscatingStupidity. That said, he seems just fine a little later, and in another scene in an earlier episode, after an apparent big bash, he appears to snap to sobriety quite quickly once they put him to bed, so it's hard to say just how much of his drunkenness is an act.
* [[PandoraHearts Reim Lunettes]] qualifies for type 3a, as him getting drunk is a rare enough occurrence to be considered a topic of talk in the organization he works in.

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* Due to his enhanced metabolism, CaptainAmerica can't get drunk.
* {{Wolverine}} varies between 3a and 3b DependingOnTheWriter. His HealingFactor either makes him have the tolerance of a much larger man and never get hung over, or completely neutralises the effect of alcohol. (Likely this is because alcohol affects the body in the same way a toxin or poison does, something that he is immune to.)
* {{Superman}} usually falls into type 3b, such as in ''{{Smallville}}''.
* Hercules from MarvelComics once tried to get {{Galactus}} drunk by giving him the most potent alcoholic drink in all the universe. It didn't work.
* TheGodsOfArrKelaan have been type 3a's ever since their deification, to Ronson's (god of [[{{Irony}} Alcohol]] and Apathy) [[WhoWantsToLiveForever endless]] [[DrowningMySorrows dismay]]. Consuming the most [[http://www.rmcomics.com/Mirror/Consequences/?viewDate=20090717 alcoholic drink on the planet]] quickly enough will get him "slightly numb" for a few moments.
* The original [[MarvelComics Spider-Woman's]] powers gave her immunity to all poisons and toxins, which had the side effect of her never getting drunk.
* TheIncredibleHulk is immune to alcohol.
** Ultimate Hulk however might not be. During his New York rampage he was described as "drinking the contents of an entire beer truck." Unfortunately for Betty and the other people in New York, Hulk is a mean drunk.
** His cousin She-Hulk can't either due to her size and metabolism. This doesn't apply to her human form though, and should she revert back into Jennifer Walters all the alcohol She-Hulk drank will affect her instantly.
* In the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}, one of the Blob's vulnerabilities is toxins such as alcohol. The problem is his body can take massive amounts before it starts to take.

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* The [[FanFicRecs/StarWars fanfic]] "[[http://yonwords.livejournal.com/4728.html Crack Shots]]" by yonwords applies type three a to all Corellians, including [[XWingSeries Wedge Antilles]], to great hilarity. It ends on a SpoofAesop: Never try to out-drink Wedge.
* {{Naruto}} is often cast as a type 3a or 3b if fanfics portray him drinking. It is often explained by saying that the Kyuubi neutralises all toxins.
* In ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'', John discovers a few days after his EmergencyTransformation that he can no longer get drunk. Which doesn't sit too well with him, since he was trying to get drunk. He does manage to protect the others (who did get drunk) during a bar brawl.
* Duncan [=McSmurf=], the CaptainErsatz of Gutsy in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', who has much greater tolerance for fermented sarsaparilla ale than his fellow Smurfs, as witnessed by Woody in "A Wedding To Remember".
* Lord Cruciger from "FanFic/ThisPlatinumCrown". Is up all night drinking with [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl Pinkie Pie]], but isn't hindered in the least when dueling Twilight Sparkle and Alpha Brass the next morning. This is due to his body's extreme resistance to poisons.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Angels in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' used to be able to get drunk--but then Loki and Bartleby flipped off God and got kicked out of Heaven, which led to Him forbidding angels from imbibing alcohol. Angels literally cannot drink alcohol, as soon as it's in their mouth they spit it back out.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', it is revealed that among the various enhancements that Steve Rogers gets in the procedure that turns him into Captain America is the ability to metabolize alcohol four times faster than a normal human. This makes it incredibly difficult for him to get drunk - even when he's deliberately trying to - because he can't drink fast enough.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* 3a: Elves from ''TheLordOfTheRings'' are hardly affected by alcohol, as humorously depicted in the ''Return of the King'' film, where Legolas only begins to feel a tingling sensation whilst Gimli is passing out drunk. In ''The Hobbit'', one of the elven guards guarding the dwarves gets sloshed along with the fortress butler, allowing Bilbo to steal his keys, but that was elven mead, and the guy had downed several tankards of the stuff, which is supposed to be drunk from small glasses.
** This is only in the movie version of ''TheLordOfTheRings''. It's never mentioned in the book.
* 3a: Case in ''{{Neuromancer}}'' is left unable to get drunk (or, in most cases, high) after his employers implant a super-liver in him to counteract his years of substance abuse.
* Vampires and presumably Vampaneze from ''TheSagaOfDarrenShan'' need to drink massive amounts of alcohol in order to get drunk, due to their superhuman qualities. Harkat, on the other hand, is totally incapable of getting drunk, but that [[HilarityEnsues doesn't stop the vampires from trying...]]
* In the ''MercyThompson'' books, werewolves' high healing factor means that they have to drink a lot to get drunk. One character's backstory is that after becoming a werewolf, he had just started to notice that he wasn't getting drunk until the second or third full bottle of whiskey when another werewolf told him what he was.
* Cat from the ''NightHuntress'' series is a {{dhampyr}}, with inhumanly high alcohol tolerance. While she often [[INeedAFreakingDrink needs a freaking drink]] to cope with trauma, the calming effect is psychological rather than physical. The only she's ever seen actually drunk is after drinking an entire bottle of [[GargleBlaster Bones's moonshine]], and even then she's walking upright when she should be dead several times over.
* Angels and demons (who are angels anyway, just on the other side) in ''Literature/GoodOmens'' can get drunk, but among their abilities is soberization--no matter how plastered they are, they can always just miracle it away when they need to.
* In HBeamPiper's ''Four Day Planet'', "Bish" Ware seems the opposite of this, as he's never seen completely sober -- but Bish is actually a type 3a and [[spoiler:one of TheFederation's best secret agents, [[ObfuscatingStupidity posing as the town drunk]] while tracking down an interstellar criminal]]. His reflexes are shown to still be swift and precise.
* Dr Gideon Fell, from Creator/JohnDicksonCarr's novels, can put away enough booze to land any two normal men in the ER with alcohol poisoning without showing any sign. Probably a 3A from pure body mass (if there's an Obese Detective trope, he's one of the poster children).
* One StarWars novel places Zeltrons as a 3A by reason of having fast metabolisms and two livers. Getting a Zeltron woman in it drunk requires something so [[GargleBlaster strong]] that it's said the mere smell has enough alcohol to knock out members of much larger, 'tougher' species.
* 3b: In {{Warbreaker}} by BrandonSanderson, Returned can't get drunk. Lightsong tries several times anyway, but he always fails.
* 3a: In {{Mistborn}}, pewter burners are nearly immune to poisons of all types, including alcohol.
* ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy'' Uses 3a types in Durzo Blint and Kylar Stern. When weilding the Black Ka'Kari, they are given an inhuman immunity to all forms of poison and toxin, to include alcohol. Even after four full sacs of wine Kylar wasn't the least bit buzzed, and Durzo would spend ungodly hours at the bar to feel the least bit plastared.
** When Kylar, as Azoth, first 'meets' Durzo for the first time, he's scrounging for coins beneath the floor of a bar. An assassin approaches to kill Durzo, saying to just let it happen since he says that Durzo has drunk several pints while he watched from the shadows. Durzo replies that he's had ''even more'' before the assassin even showed up!
* When Lord Maccon goes on a bender in ''[[Literature/TheParasolProtectorate Blameless]]'', it takes large amounts of formaldehyde to get him drunk.
* Like so many things, ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' parodies this, with Bilious, the 'Oh-god of Hangovers'. When the god of imbibing gets drunk, Bilious is the one who gets the hangovers.
** A straight example comes from ''Mort''. [[CharacterTitle Mort]] downs a gulp of [[GargleBlaster scumble]], declares it "sort of nutty" and to everyone's amazement is still alive and vertical. On second gulp several watchers start wincing.

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* 3b: Claire from ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' and {{Wolverine}} of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}} (both due to their HealingFactor).
** Claire had to fake being drunk in order to win a drinking contest. She made her biological father look like a supreme moron.
* A type three in the comedy series ''TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'' where Gaz challenges a University Student he thinks is coming onto his girlfriend to a drinking contest. Only one slight problem, he forget the student in question was Australian.
* [[Series/DoctorWho Gallifreyans]] metabolize alcohol very quickly, so it is almost impossible for them to become drunk or suffer the effects of hallucinogens. Thus can easily drink 10 pints of beer without showing any ill effects. Some Gallifreyans can use special meditations to regulate their metabolism. This gives them a very fine control over the rate at which they metabolize alcohol, making inebriation or hallucinations possible. However, [[GRatedDrug Ginger pop]] has a severely deleterious effect on any Gallifreyan metabolism.
* Difficult to place him but this might be the best spot for him, {{Titus}}' father from the show with the same name. The way you see him in the show? That's him drunk. He bingedrinks to act normal, a bit like the Robots from ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Castiel downs a half dozen shots in a row and calmly says "I think I'm starting to feel something." It's later discovered that he ''can'' get drunk, but it's when his angel-fu is largely drained away, and he needs to drink an entire liquor store to accomplish it.
-->'''Dean:''' Where the hell have you been?
-->'''Castiel:''' ''(bitchily)'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny On a bender!]] ''(Dean looks bewildered)''
-->...
-->'''Cas''': I got your message. It was long, your message…and I find the sound of your voice grating.
-->'''Sam''': What’s wrong with you? Are you…drunk?
-->'''Cas''': No! [''pause''] YES.
-->'''Sam''': What the hell happened to you?
-->'''Cas''': I found a liquor store.
-->'''Sam''': ...And?
-->'''Cas''': And I DRANK IT.
* Being a vampire, Nikola Tesla of ''{{Sanctuary}}'' is immune to the effects of alcohol. Ironically, he drinks MORE once he gets [[spoiler: devamped]].
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Lorne is drinking near-constantly, but his Pylean Demon physiology prevents him from ever becoming intoxicated.
-->'''Lorne:''' I wish I could get drunk!
** Vampires can and do get drunk, but it takes more work than it does for humans. They certainly can't get drunk off tiny airplane bottles, which Spike and Angel both complain about.
-->'''Angel:''' Huh. Really can't get drunk off these things.
-->'''Spike:''' Not us, anyway. Vampire constitution: not always a plus.
* The now-defunct gamerjargon.com website defined "[[Series/TheAvengers John Steed]]" as "to consume insane quantities of alcohol in a short period of time and not be in the least affected".

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* Novas (superpowered people) from the ''{{Aberrant}}'' RPG setting are extremely resistant to poisons and drugs (a starting character gets Resistance 4 (on a 0 to 5 scale) for free). Regular alcohol and drugs just don't cut it. This being ''{{Aberrant}}'', there are of course people who find alternate solutions, but a drink that gets a Nova pleasantly buzzed is likely to kill a mere human in three seconds.
* SpaceMarines from TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} have genetically enhanced biology, which, among other things, allows them to metabolise alcohol and other narcotics ''really'' fast. WordOfGod says that an astartes drinking competition is about who can drink enough fast enough to actually get drunk (generally around a barrel a minute, for reference).
** For example of how these things usually go, one short story had a group of [[SpaceWolf Space Wolves]][[note]]Space Vikings, essentially[[/note]] skulling ''prodigous'' amounts of alcohol, non-stop, only for one to suddenly pause, hiccup and finally collapse to the floor, where he began snoring loudly. The lord's response?
-->'''Ragnar''': We have a winner! ''[cheers]''
* Werewolves in ''WerewolfTheForsaken'' have to drink ''a lot'' to feel it, due to their hyperactive metabolism and HealingFactor.
* Vampires in VampireTheRequiem cannot, being functionally dead, get drunk by drinking alcohol directly. They can, however, drink the blood of a drunk person and thereby get a buzz (same goes for other drugs, such as cocaine; additionally, if they drink the blood of a mage, experience mild euphoria and hallucinations).
* A Monk character in ''DungeonsAndDragons'' (3rd Edition) will eventually become immune to any and all toxins once they get to a high enough level. Hilarity ensues when the dwarf gets it in his head that he can outdrink someone a third of his mass ''who literally can't get drunk''.
** In 3rd Edition, druids got the same immunity. Dwarves resist alcohol pretty well in all versions of the game to date.
** A 3rd Edition sourcebook says that fiends ''can'' get drunk, but not on alcohol, because they do not have metabolisms in the way mortals are familiar with. In order to experience an intoxicated state, they consume special magical beverages. The book gives a few examples. (Likely, this stuff might as well be liquor - and probably very ''potent'' liquor - to mortals who drank it, if they could even do so safely.)

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* Alistair from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' tells a story about a type 3a Grey Warden who drank a pint for every half-pint the other Wardens drank, and was STILL drinking long after all the others had passed out.
** By the time of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Anders mentions that [[DemonicPossession Justice]] doesn't let him get drunk. It's not clear how this works - does Justice not let him drink at all, not let him drink enough to be intoxicated, or interfere with the booze once he's drunk it?
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Some of the Cybernetics used to bring [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]] BackFromTheDead in the second game granted him/her an [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity incredible resistance to poisons and toxins]] and also produced this trope as a side-effect. Shepard's resistance to alcohol has been compared to a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Krogan]], a race of aliens significantly larger (with more livers) than humans. Though Shepard will still end up passed out if you have him/her drink too many/too strong a liquor in one sitting, the level of alcohol required to take the Commander down would probably kill most people.
* Akiha from ''{{Tsukihime}}'' is a type 3a: she can drink large quantities of alcohol with almost no noticeable side effects (she gets disappointed when others can't keep up with her). If she drinks enough she eventually just falls asleep. [[spoiler:May be a result of the Tohno family having demon blood in their ancestry.]]
* Arnold Weiss from AlphaPrime. As established during the intro, he can't get drunk because he's not affected by [[GreenRocks hubbardium]], which is apparently in drinks instead of alcohol.
* Drebin laments his inability to get drunk in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' when he offers a beer to snake, the nanomachines running through just about every soldier's bloodstream now eliminate the alcoholic content before it has time to metabolize. [[spoiler: In the ending, once all the patriot nanomachines have been disabled, Drebin shows up completely wasted.]]
* Gragas, a champion in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', is a strange case. He's a giant mountain of a fat man who is drunk all the time, but never as drunk as he ''wants'' to be. This is why his goal in life is to [[GargleBlaster brew something so powerful even he can't handle it.]]
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* In ''CryHavoc'' Skoll realizes she can't get drunk anymore after she slams six pints and four shots, a later non-canon strip had the cast drinking booze spiked with wolfsbane so they could get intoxicated.
* Ten Winds from ''KeychainOfCreation''. When questioned about shrugging off a powerful sedative, he answers that "[he's] drunk stronger stuff with [his] afternoon snack".
* Durkon from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' loves his beer, but has never been drunk in the comic. In a New Year's Eve story, he and Belkar count down to midnight with ''10 straight pints.'' Belkar [[FoeYay kisses Vaarsuvius]] and passes out, but Durkon doesn't appear affected at all. Of course, Dwarves in this universe have two livers.
** Definitely common among Dwarves in this universe. One of the prequel books show Durkon and some associates drinking beer for their morning meal. Not WITH their breakfast, mind you, but AS their breakfast.
* Tessa and her squad in ''{{SSDD}}'' allegedly would need to drink enough alcohol to poison a small elephant to get drunk due to their nanites. Though that may be a retcon as earlier (chronologically much later) Tessa got ReassignedToAntarctica for getting drunk and destroying her CO's car.
** At one point the squad is shown getting drunk off "cider" so strong it has to be sold as paint thinner.
* Nicole of ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' is a variation, she is genetically engineered to metabolize alcohol much more efficiently than normal, so it takes enough alcohol to knock out a beltape to get her drunk. But once she reaches that tipping point she gets very drunk very fast.

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* 3a or possibly 3b: Keira Knightley of ''AHDotComTheSeries'' is a synthetic clone of [[KeiraKnightley the actress in question]] -- one side-effect of her simplified genetics is that she processes alcohol far more efficiently than the average human, and can drink almost anyone under the table.
* Most of the sporkers of Blog/DasSporking fall under the 3a category. When they resort to alcohol [[INeedAFreakingDrink to numb the pain from whatever they're sporking]], they tend to down ridiculous amounts of it before their sense get impaired. One notable instance is when Mervin and [[OnceUponATimeInMexico Agent Sands]] are sporking ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner]]'' and play a drinking game to it using ''coffee mugs'' instead of shot glasses. When they are so drunk that Sands is pissing himself, Mervin finally uses the Keyboard of Power to force them sober (which comes with the nasty side effect of launching them straight into a hangover).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', alcohol has the opposite effect on Bender, a robot powered by alcohol. In fact, he acts like he's inebriated when he ''stops'' drinking, as seen in "I, Roommate".

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* 3a: The professional wrestler {{Andre the Giant}} had to drink an entire case of beer just to get a little buzz, this is probably because of his enormous body mass.
** Also possibly due to [[TheAlcoholic his having drunk massive amounts of alcohol for pretty much his entire life]].
** One anecdote concerned the worry of the anaesthesiologist when he had to have back surgery. Unsure of just how much to give him, the closest she could come up with would be to equate it to his alcohol tolerance. His response? "Two or three vodkas usually give me a buzz." "Shots?" "No, bottles."
*** Though the one time he got drunk enough to pass out, no one was able to move him until he woke the next day. It apparently took ''119 bottles of beer in 6 hours'' to hit that level. For the math-impaired, that's an average of one bottle every three minutes.
* 3a: Neil Fingleton, the UK's tallest man at 7ft 7in, joked about having to spend a fortune when he goes out drinking as it takes around 30 pints before he starts to feel the effects.
* Protestant reformer Martin Luther was quite fond of his beer, and boasted that he could drain an entire mug in the time most men took to get a third of the way through. He was never recorded to have gotten drunk. Given that he was a big fella for much of his life, he'd probably count as a 3a.
* A lot of Chinese people are known to be genetically restricted to 3b rules. They metabolize alcohol in such a way that [[BlessedWithSuck they skip "drunk" and just go straight to "hung over"]]. Depending on how these genes came about, this may also explain the stereotypical Native American intolerance to alcohol as well, as Amerindians are currently believed to be proto-Mongolians who crossed the Bering Strait land bridge.
* Generally, men tend to be more resistant to alcohol than women, and require more to get inebriated. It's a combination of genetics, size of the individual, amount of body fat, and various other factors.
* There is the story of the Aeroflot pilot at a medical, where the doctor was concerned at the extent of the pilot's alcohol addiction and questioned his fitness to carry on being in charge of piloting a large passenger aircraft.
--> Two bottles of vodka a day is really quite excessive. Why don't you just cut it down to one and we'll see how you're getting on at your next medical?

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