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* In ''Film/TheSuicideTheory'', Percival has tried repeatedly to commit suicide, even going so far as to hire a hit man on himself, but he survives a fall from a building onto a car, a savage beating, and three point-blank shots to the head during the course of the movie, plus any number of failed suicide attempts offscreen.


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* In the creepypasta story "Quantum Immortality", the laws of probability prevent the main character from dying, even of old age; every bullet turns out to be a dud, he throws up an overdose of pills, he "miraculously" survives one accident after another, and he just keeps getting older and older... all because the titular phenomenon means that if there is even the tiniest chance he will survive in any alternate universe, he ''will''.



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* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', through all his TarotTroubles during [[spoiler:the battle against Baron Omatsuri]], Basil Hawkins sees this with Luffy, as no matter how he shuffles his deck, all the cards representing hope and victory end up at the top and the one representing disaster ends up on the bottom.


* The ''Castle'' episode "Dead Again" features a fellow who manages to survive three murder attempts, including being shot point blank in the head. Unlike the Bride, he's perfectly fine pretty much right afterwards except for having a few drops of blood there.

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* The ''Castle'' ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Dead Again" features a fellow who manages to survive three murder attempts, including being shot point blank in the head. Unlike the Bride, he's perfectly fine pretty much right afterwards except for having a few drops of blood there.



* A fighter pilot in in World War II lost his parachute and had to jump from a burning plane at around ten thousand feet. A while later, German patrols found him unconscious on top of a snow pile, with just a twisted ankle. He later received praise from his German captors at a POW camp.

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* A fighter pilot in in World War II UsefulNotes/WorldWarII lost his parachute and had to jump from a burning plane at around ten thousand feet. A while later, German patrols found him unconscious on top of a snow pile, with just a twisted ankle. He later received praise from his German captors at a POW camp.

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* The ''Castle'' episode "Dead Again" features a fellow who manages to survive three murder attempts, including being shot point blank in the head. Unlike the Bride, he's perfectly fine pretty much right afterwards except for having a few drops of blood there.


* In ''PulpFiction'', two characters are fired upon from only a few feet away. The shooter empties the gun. They are completely unharmed. A little later in the scene, when they move away, you can see bullet holes in the wall behind them.
* In ''KillBill'', the Bride is shot point-blank in the head. She's in a coma for a few years, and it takes some time (read: a few hours, where it should take months) to recover full motor control. But otherwise, she suffers no ill effects.

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* In ''PulpFiction'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', two characters are fired upon from only a few feet away. The shooter empties the gun. They are completely unharmed. A little later in the scene, when they move away, you can see bullet holes in the wall behind them.
* In ''KillBill'', ''Film/KillBill'', the Bride is shot point-blank in the head. She's in a coma for a few years, and it takes some time (read: a few hours, where it should take months) to recover full motor control. But otherwise, she suffers no ill effects.

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* The first story on [[http://unicornjelly.com/urulesmystories.html this page]] describes a player whose character was at ground zero of a suitcase nuke explosion. He convinced the GM to grant him a one-in-a-million shot at survival. The room exploded with cheers when this trope came to life.


* In ''KillBill'', the Bride is shot point-blank in the head. She's in a coma for a few years, and it takes some time to recover full motor control. But otherwise, she suffers no ill effects.

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* In ''KillBill'', the Bride is shot point-blank in the head. She's in a coma for a few years, and it takes some time (read: a few hours, where it should take months) to recover full motor control. But otherwise, she suffers no ill effects.


** Even better real life example Vesna Vulovićc, who survived a 33,000 foot fall from an exploded plane in 1972. She was temporarily paralyzed from the waist down but later recovered enough to be able to walk.

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** Even better real life example Vesna Vulovićc, Vulović, who survived a 33,000 foot fall from an exploded plane in 1972. She was temporarily paralyzed from the waist down but later recovered enough to be able to walk.



* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17573_7-fatal-injuries-that-people-somehow-survived.html This Cracked article should suffice.]]
** [[http://www.cracked.com/article_16497_7-people-who-cheated-death-then-kicked-it-in-balls.html Nope it's still isn't enough.]]

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17573_7-fatal-injuries-that-people-somehow-survived.html This Cracked article should suffice.]]
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* Tsutomu Yamaguchi had the misfortune of being in Hiroshima near ground zero when the first atomic bomb was dropped. He survived and returned to his home in ''Nagasaki'' the following day. A few days later, he was again, near ground zero when the ''second'' atomic bomb was dropped. Tsutomu Yamaguchi lived to the age of 93, passing away from stomach cancer in early 2010, although at 93 years of age such a cancer could never be linked to the events of 50 years ago.

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* Tsutomu Yamaguchi had the misfortune of being in Hiroshima near about a mile from ground zero when the first atomic bomb was dropped. He survived and returned to his home in ''Nagasaki'' the following day. day to recover from the serious burns he had sustained. A few days later, later he was was, again, near about a mile from ground zero when the ''second'' atomic bomb was dropped. Tsutomu Yamaguchi lived to the age of 93, passing away from stomach cancer in early 2010, although at 93 years of age such a cancer could never be linked to the events of 50 years ago.


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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Small Gods'', [[spoiler: Brutha]] is saved from being roasted to death by [[spoiler: Vorbis when a turtle falls on Vorbis' head. Even though the turtle was technically a god with no powers]], the odds of hitting such a tiny spot from that high were so fantastically unlikely, everyone watching considers it a miracle.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Small Gods'', [[spoiler: Brutha]] is saved from being roasted to death by [[spoiler: Vorbis when a turtle falls on Vorbis' head. Even though the turtle was technically a god with no powers]], the odds of hitting such a tiny spot from that high were so fantastically unlikely, everyone watching considers it a miracle.


* In ''Pulp Fiction'', two characters are fired upon from only a few feet away. The shooter empties the gun. They are completely unharmed. A little later in the scene, when they move away, you can see bullet holes in the wall behind them.

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* In ''Pulp Fiction'', ''PulpFiction'', two characters are fired upon from only a few feet away. The shooter empties the gun. They are completely unharmed. A little later in the scene, when they move away, you can see bullet holes in the wall behind them.
* In ''KillBill'', the Bride is shot point-blank in the head. She's in a coma for a few years, and it takes some time to recover full motor control. But otherwise, she suffers no ill effects.


* Fictional Example: In the ''{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Small Gods'', [[spoiler: Brutha]] is saved from being roasted to death by [[spoiler: Vorbis when a turtle falls on Vorbis' head. Even though the turtle was technically a god with no powers]], the odds of hitting such a tiny spot from that high were so fantastically unlikely, everyone watching considers it a miracle.

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* Fictional Example: In the ''{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Small Gods'', [[spoiler: Brutha]] is saved from being roasted to death by [[spoiler: Vorbis when a turtle falls on Vorbis' head. Even though the turtle was technically a god with no powers]], the odds of hitting such a tiny spot from that high were so fantastically unlikely, everyone watching considers it a miracle.

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* In ''Pulp Fiction'', two characters are fired upon from only a few feet away. The shooter empties the gun. They are completely unharmed. A little later in the scene, when they move away, you can see bullet holes in the wall behind them.


* Thousands of people died on the morning of September 11, 2001 when the towers fell. Pasquale Buzzelli was on the 22nd story when they collapsed. He awoke several hours later on top of debris with only minimal injuries.

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* Thousands of Around three thousand people died on the morning of September 11, 2001 when the towers fell. Pasquale Buzzelli was on the 22nd story when they collapsed. He awoke several hours later on top of debris with only minimal injuries.

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