'''Basic Trope''': A main character survives a deadly situation simply because they're one of the main characters.
* '''Straight''': [[TheHero Bob]] is placed in a LiteralCliffhanger over some jagged rocks, falls, and is rescued JustInTime by [[GiantFlyer Alice.]]
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob's foot is ''touching the rocks'' before Alice saves him.
** Bob survives because he conveniently [[{{forgot|AboutHisPowers}} remembered]]/[[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands suddenly gained the ability]] to fly.
* '''Downplayed''': Characters important to the plot have [[VideoGames incr]][[TabletopGames eased]] defense and/or HitPoints values for no discernible reason except their plot roles, but they can still be taken out depending on how the PlayerCharacter acts.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob's AppliedPhlebotinum alerts Alice to his peril.
** Bob is TheChosenOne, and his allies are on high alert to keep him safe.
** The story follows Bob because he literally exhibits plot armor in universe. No matter what he does, he becomes more important to the plot and he is always saved from danger, which is all part of why people think he's TheChosenOne.
* '''Inverted''':
** AnyoneCanDie
** RedShirt
** Things are perfectly safe. Bob somehow dies anyway, for no reason other than the plot needed him dead.
** TheyKilledKennyAgain
* '''Subverted''':
** DecoyProtagonist
** It's a WhamEpisode where, for the first time, it's shown that AnyoneCanDie.
* '''Double Subverted''': Bob [[UnexplainedRecovery comes back]] near the end of the series.
* '''Parodied''':
** [[PromotionToOpeningTitles Upon joining the main cast]] Bob is issued a suit of "Standard Issue Plot Armor[[{{Tradesnark}} ]]"
** Bob is DrivenToSuicide, but continually fails in increasingly improbable ways, simply because he doesn't have permission from the writers to die.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes Bob gets into these situations, and sometimes he doesn't.
* '''Averted''':
** Bob falls on the jagged rocks and dies.
** Bob is never put in a LiteralCliffhanger situation in the first place.
* '''Enforced''': The executives fear that if TheHero is killed, people won't watch the show, so the writers are not allowed to kill Bob.
* '''Lampshaded''': "It's hard to believe you're still alive after so many close calls... It's like someone up there just won't let you die."
* '''Invoked''': Bob [[RageAgainstTheAuthor temporarily leaves the story]] in order to blackmail the author into making sure that neither he nor the other main characters die.
* '''Exploited''': Charlie is GenreSavvy and knows that main characters tend to stay alive longer, so he intentionally becomes Bob's [[TheLancer best friend]].
* '''Defied''': Emperor Evulz' EvilPlan to kill Bob is extremely methodical, trying to account for every single variable to avoid giving Bob ''any'' chance to make it out alive.
* '''Discussed''': "Don't worry about Bob too much. He's TheChosenOne, I'm sure he'll make it out of this mess somehow."
* '''Conversed''': "The way Bob keeps surviving those situations is getting boring. It takes all the suspense out of it if we know Alice is just going to rescue him ''yet again''".
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob develops SurvivorsGuilt due to his inexplicable luck with deadly situations.
** The resident {{Red Shirt}}s begin to resent the fact that Bob cannot die when so many of them have perished.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob uses his gift for [[DeathSeeker death defiance]] to face impossible odds and earns the respect of the RedShirtArmy.
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