'''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.
* '''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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