Unlike my colleagues, I seem to have a tendency to stay alive. Since this morning I've been bitten, shot, bombed, electrocuted, almost drowned, almost fallen to my death, and strangled. Rasputin wasn't so lucky! But here I am, exposing myself to radiation. Why not?! Let's add to the list! Maybe I can get burned, stabbed, and poisoned before the day is done.
But it turns out I am not such a one as stays dead forever, especially when I only fell eighty floors to the pavement. I am made of sterner stuff than that.
— Oar, Ascending
It'll take more than being tied to a lit keg of explosives and tossed into a pit of acid filled with mutant, acid-resistant flying piranhas equipped with flamethrowers and battle axes while venomous, mechanical, missile-launching Morris dancers armed with liquid hydrogen harpoon guns are overhead; riding giant rabid killer bees with side-mounted death rays to kill Othar Trygvassen!
Don't get up. You have been shot. Sadly, it was not fatal. I have removed the bullet... and three others, a blowgun dart, two shark's teeth, a tip of a bayonet, a twisted paperclip, and a meager handful of buckshot. You may want to learn how to duck.
Look, one time when we were little, we went iceskating together, and she fell into the lake. She was down there for three hours, and when they finally pulled her out, not only was she still alive, she was pregnant.
— Grif describing his sister, Red vs. Blue
Itís been my privilege to fight side by side with Captain Cortez since the Battle of Steel Cross back in 853. In that time, Iíve seen him surpass virtually everything the Apothecariate taught me about the augmented physiology of the Adeptus Astartes. To my knowledge, only two of the small bones in his right foot are sill intact. The rest of his skeleton has been shattered at one time or another, and most of his body is covered with a thick layer of scar tissue. Iíve seen him lead a charge into a breach with a broken back, fight for six weeks without food or water, and rouse his men for one last desperate push with four-fifths of his lifeblood pooled around his feet. Thereís something else there, something keeping him alive when logic dictates that he should have died long ago. I can only conclude the Emperor has him marked for a grand fate indeed.
Cuz when it feels like a kick in the teeth, I can take it
Throw your stones and you won't see me break it
Say what you want
Take your shots
You're setting me free with one more kick in the teeth!
— "Kick in the Teeth" by Papa Roach
It's a good thing I'm Seto Kaiba, or that might have actually hurt me.
— A completely unscathed Seto Kaiba after a motorcycle crash, Yu Gi Oh The Abridged Series
I told you, my body's built differently than yours!
— InuYasha on multiple occasions, as an explanation for his totally improbable survival