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Could he survive this?:
One character I have in my cyberpunk script that I'm working on has gloves that give him certain abilities. To take him out, his opponents get through his defenses and one of them stabs him in the hand while the other shoots his other hand to take out the gloves. Is this character likely to survive? He's only a 15 year old kid and I think I need to rewrite it (I'm getting the feeling that the gunshot to the hand will be fatal) Should I just get the stabbing guy to just stab both hands?
edited 2nd Feb '11 9:53:32 PM by ShadowScythe
(I'm getting the feeling that the gunshot to the hand will be fatal)Wait, what? Not trying to invoke Just A Flesh Wound here, but there's no major arteries in the hand and in the absolute worst case scenario the limb can just be amputated (which is what they often did pre-20th century, and people did survive that. And here your characters are in the future).
Sweet, I wanted to make sure I was averting just a flesh wound.
Or if the wound gets infected. But nobody would really notice/care if you avoid having that happen.
Ahr riverIt might not heal right. The wrist is a massively bitchy piece of bone. Other than that, yeah, blood loss is your only main problemo when it comes to death, other than infection. I don't know how much blood is able to be lost from the hand though. That you might want to take to another forum — doctor orientated, probably.
How accurate is the person doing the shooting? Unless he's standing with his arms out, would they have accidentally hit another part of his body?
Be not afraid...
The guy is a fairly accurate sharpshooter using a sniper rifle from a bit of a distance (say, one block) I keep wondering how it'd work with a rifle, I mean would be a fairly clean hole or with the hand just shatter into little bits? Anyone know where I could go to research stuff like this?
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Plot Armor? That could help .
He'll probably never be able to use that hand properly again, but it won't kill him unless he's seriously unlucky.
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