A grenade, bomb or other type of explosive is live with mere seconds to go, leaving Alice in danger. Fortunately Bob leaps between her and the explosion. Cradling her as a way of shielding the blast and making the HeroicSacrifice, except for the fact that Bob has NighInvulnerability.

A reversal of JumpingOnAGrenade as the hero is jumping on the potential victim in order to shield him/her from the blast.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Done in ''KarakuriCircus '', creating a '''serious''' plot twist, as it ends rather badly for said hero. [[spoiler: Although not as badly as initially indicated...]]
** Done also in ''UshioAndTora '' - Tora uses his body to protect a household spirit from backlash from a powerful seal being broken.
* ''BusouRenkin'': Captain Bravo shields [[spoiler: the two leads, Kazuki and Tokiko]] from a massive flame-based attack using his... er... magical BadassLongcoat.
* In one episode of ''DarkerThanBlack'', the Contractor November 11 uses his [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] while covering human co-worker Kirihara with his body, in order to shield her from another Contractor's explosive powers.
* Subverted cruelly ''twice'' in ''{{Gundam 00}}'' first season finale: [[spoiler:Lichty]] tries shielding [[spoiler:Christina]] from an explosion this way, but is fatally injured and dies in her arms, happily believing that he protected her. ''Then'', it is revealed that he ''failed'' and she was fatally injured, too, dying just moments after him.
* Happens many times in ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', without any lasting effects to both parties involved.
* Genji grabs Shannon when [[spoiler:the fake Kanon leaps at her with a laser blade,]] and rolls out of the way in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. This is one of the many reasons Genji is awesome.
* Shizuo does this to Akane in the sixth volume of ''{{Durarara}}'' when he realizes that a large load of combat knives that he knocked loose in a fight are about to fall on the girl.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Alphonse Elric uses his NighInvulnerable armor body to shield the flesh-and-blood [[AnimeChineseGirl May Chang]] from an explosion. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well]].
** Al also pulls this in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]], instead protecting Ed.
* ''GunslingerGirl''. The girls are "conditioned" to protect their handlers, though it could also be MoreThanMindControl.
* The titular character from ''InuYasha'' protects Kagome this way on multiple occasions.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Simon [[spoiler: jumps in the way of an extremely powerful destructive spell that Jellal was going to destroy Erza and Natsu with; he successfully shields them with his body, but dies shortly thereafter, leading to Natsu's UnstoppableRage and subsequent victory.]]
* Peace from ''Manga/TheVoynichHotel'' meets her end [[spoiler:saving Leader from a landmine.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Mr. Fantastic of the Comicbook/FantasticFour often does this to protect his colleagues.
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk's]] origins deal with Bruce Banner pushing Rick Jones into a trench, whereby Banner absorbed the brunt of the blast, which Rick is not affected by as a result.

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', Elastigirl protects her kids this way in an aircraft that was hit by missiles. It helps she can form her body into any shape and that earlier her super suit was specifically shown to be able to withstand direct missile impacts.

[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', Colossus shields Rogue this way in the Danger Room simulation, however this is also so that she can get his steel skin for further protection.
* ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'', Bond huddles over Camille right before he shoots the fuel pod.
* ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Marcus Wright shields Blair from the fire in the tunnel.
** In ''Film/Terminator2JudgementDay'', someone shields a child this way in Sarah's dream. Since it is against a nearby nuclear explosion, it has no effect.
* Done in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' movie, with Hulk shielding Betty Ross from a firey explosion.
* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'': Connor leaps on top of Rachel, using [[NighInvulnerability his immortality]] to protect her from Nazi gunfire. He explains, [[ThemeTuneCameo "it's a kind of magic."]]
* In the ''Film/FantasticFour'', the Human Torch shielded a young girl from an explosion. Because of his fire abilities, the blast didn't harm him.
* The escaped slave does this for the little girl in ''Film/TheFall''.

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'', Sam Vimes throws himself to the ground while holding Young Sam as a burst of dragon flame goes over them.

[[folder:Live-Action Television]]
* ''{{Smallville}}'': Clark uses this method of rescue quite frequently, as is his future self in various incarnations of {{Superman}}
** In the Max Fleischer short "The Mechanical Monsters", Superman spreads [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/shield.png his Cape around Lois Lane]] to protect her from the vat pouring [[ConvectionSchmonvection Hot Lava]]. [[MySuitIsAlsoSuper I guess his suit is also super.]]
** Superman has also swallowed explosives on more than one occasion, in order to ensure the safety of surrounding citizens.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The end of the intro boss battle of ''MegaManZero 1''. As the Golem gets ready to explode, Ciel got free from its grasp, but she's too weak to move away. Zero runs over to her and covers her from the ensuing blast. Ciel manages to remain relatively unhurt, even when the explosion was point-blank in range.

* Used by the Fed in ''AGirlAndHerFed '' [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/comic/?650 here]][[spoiler:, though it's unnecessary given the ''very'' sturdy table he's behind.]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' utilizes this trope in "Be Afraid Of The Dark", using the armadillo-esque "Cannonbolt" Ben is able to shield himself, Gwen and Grandpa so that they can re-enter Earth's atmosphere safely.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine And The X-Men}}'', Wolverine covers a little girl from a train explosion in the first episode. [[GoodThingYouCanHeal He Got Better]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' "A Dark Knight to Remember" Batman shields Batgirl from Penguin's flamethrower with his cape.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' gives us the falling-bits-of-stone-ceiling variant, with [[spoiler: Zuko]] protecting [[spoiler: Katara]] in this way in the episode "The Southern Raiders". Also served as ShipTease.
** Also done in the episode "Sozin's Comet Part 3", when [[spoiler:Sokka]] shields [[spoiler:Toph]] from falling debris from a war balloon.