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Playing With: 'Tis Only a Bullet in the Brain
Basic Trope: A character is shot in the brain and survives without the use of .
  • Straight: Alex is shot in the head at close range. It was just a scratch and he's merely slightly injured.
  • Exaggerated: Alex is shot several times in his head but he survives it. He is not even brought to the hospital, and he continues on his quest for justice.
  • Downplayed: Alex is shot in the head. He survives, but it puts him into a coma, and when he awakes, he's paralyzed and lost the ability to speak.
  • Inverted: ???
  • Subverted: Alex, a prominent character, is shot in the head at half of the movie. He's brought to the hospital and doctors are hopeful, but he dies almost immediately.
  • Double Subverted: Alex, The Hero, is shot in the head. He's brought to the hospital and doctors are hopeful, but he's put into a coma. Doctors then think there are very small chances he will ever wake up. But he does wake up soon, and continues with his quest immediately.
  • Parodied: Alex gets half his head shot off by a bullet, and shrugs it off like nothing happened.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Alex is shot in the head at close range and he dies instantly.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "How could you possibly survive that?" — "It's just a scratch. I am a hero, I cannot die so soon."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The one who made the headshot, did it again to be sure.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "Have you noticed that some characters are so badass that they seem to survive having their brains shot out?"
  • Implied: Alex being shot at close range was never shown, but he has his head bandaged. The audience concludes that the villain must have shot him in the head.

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