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* The Unsullied (elite eunuch slave soldiers) in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' are dosed with an elixir called the "Wine of Courage" that deadens the sensation of pain from a young age.

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* The Unsullied (elite eunuch slave soldiers) in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' are dosed with an elixir called the "Wine of Courage" that deadens the sensation of pain from a young age. [[WorldsStrongestMan Gregor Clegane]] is a variation in that he's almost always doped up on Milk of the Poppy to take the edge off his crippling migraines, so any pain on top of that tends to be both deadened and irrelevant in the face of the splitting headache he usually has.

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* Flintheart Glomgold from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' is established as too stubborn to feel pain. As a result, he's an IronButtMonkey suffering all sorts of AmusingInjuries.

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** A second condition called [[https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/health/woman-pain-anxiety.html FAAH-OUT]] affects a gene that encodes fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). The impaired gene causes Jo Cameron to not feel pain, and an accompanying absence of anxiety. However, she also tends to heal more quickly from light injuries, and can withstand surgery without anesthesia. Only by noticing other signs of impaired function did she discover that she needed hip surgery. She believes she inherited the mutation from her father (who passed away before studies revealed her own condition), and her son inherited only part of the condition, reducing his experience of pain.


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* ''Webcomic/StringTheory'': Phineas is a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] SerialKiller who's incapable of feeling pain due to congenital analgesia (a [[TruthInTelevision real medical condition]]), and who's CoveredInScars from [[SelfHarm attempts to feel it anyway]]. When he's given a drug that causes him genuine pain for the first time in his life, he finds it [[SenseFreak almost a religious experience]].


* Asagami Fujino in the third ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' chapter/movie is insensitive to pain both physically and emotionally, though she keeps this a secret from everyone else so they don't think she's abnormal. She [[spoiler:has even been repeatedly raped by a gang]] because of her passivity and her unwillingness to tell anyone about her 'pain'. She starts getting her sensation back in fits after [[spoiler:one of the gang hits her with a baseball bat]]. The pain makes her feel more alive... and murderous. [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes They]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch die]] [[BullyHunter messily]].]] It turns out that the lack of pain is the result of [[spoiler:her father medicating her as a child to seal her psychic powers before they got out of hand]], which has now backfired. One disadvantage to not being able to feel pain is that [[spoiler:she doesn't even realize she has appendicitis, and would have eventually died from it if Shiki had not intervened.]]

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* Asagami Fujino in the third ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' chapter/movie is insensitive to pain both physically and emotionally, though she keeps this a secret from everyone else so they don't think she's abnormal. She [[spoiler:has even been repeatedly raped by a gang]] because of her passivity and her unwillingness to tell anyone about her 'pain'. She starts getting her sensation back in fits after [[spoiler:one of the gang hits her with a baseball bat]]. The pain makes her feel more alive... and murderous. [[spoiler:[[BewareTheNiceOnes They]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch die]] [[BullyHunter messily]].]] It turns out that the lack of pain is the result of [[spoiler:her father medicating her as a child to seal her psychic powers before they got out of hand]], which has now backfired. One disadvantage to not being able to feel pain is that [[spoiler:she doesn't even realize she has appendicitis, and would have eventually died from it if Shiki had not intervened.]]intervened]].



* ''Manga/AstroBoy'', being a robot is supposed to be immune to pain, though this was sometimes portrayed inconsistently over the manga's long run, possibly justified by his AI developing to be more humanlike. Indeed, for example, in Volume 7 [[spoiler:When Hamegg has Astro in the circus, he beats him with an electrical whip. It very clearly hurts Astro, as he cries out in pain and begs him to stop before collapsing.]]

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* ''Manga/AstroBoy'', being a robot is supposed to be immune to pain, though this was sometimes portrayed inconsistently over the manga's long run, possibly justified by his AI developing to be more humanlike. Indeed, for example, in Volume 7 [[spoiler:When [[spoiler:when Hamegg has Astro in the circus, he beats him with an electrical whip. It very clearly hurts Astro, as he cries out in pain and begs him to stop before collapsing.]]collapsing]].



* Several of the '[[SuperSoldiers Invisible Nines]]' in ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' 'benefit' from this. The 901st Anti-Tank Troopers are mostly insensitive to pain at all times, and go completely numb when activating their 'Blue Lanterns' -- this allows them to march through a shower of tank-shells and machinegun fire, not stopping until their bodies have been literally torn apart. Meanwhile, the flamethrower-wielding 908th 'Heat Troopers' wear suits filled with anesthetic fluid, which prevents them from noticing that the constant, oppressive heat given off by their weapon is literally melting off their skin. At the end of the war, most of them took off their suits to celebrate, only to literally fall apart as a result...

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* Several of the '[[SuperSoldiers '[[SuperSoldier Invisible Nines]]' in ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' 'benefit' from this. The 901st Anti-Tank Troopers are mostly insensitive to pain at all times, and go completely numb when activating their 'Blue Lanterns' -- this allows them to march through a shower of tank-shells and machinegun fire, not stopping until their bodies have been literally torn apart. Meanwhile, the flamethrower-wielding 908th 'Heat Troopers' wear suits filled with anesthetic fluid, which prevents them from noticing that the constant, oppressive heat given off by their weapon is literally melting off their skin. At the end of the war, most of them took off their suits to celebrate, only to literally fall apart as a result...



* [[spoiler: Shira]] from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' lost his sense of pain due to [[spoiler:brain damage suffered when Magatsu sent him falling off of a cliff.]] Luckily, [[spoiler: the ridged sword that Manji owned tore Shira up so badly that the psycho's limited regeneration was slowed down by the damage he sustained over the course of their final fight.]] It still took a BigDamnHeroes moment from [[spoiler:Magatsu]] to take him down, though.

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* [[spoiler: Shira]] from ''Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal'' lost his sense of pain due to [[spoiler:brain damage suffered when Magatsu sent him falling off of a cliff.]] cliff]]. Luckily, [[spoiler: the ridged sword that Manji owned tore Shira up so badly that the psycho's limited regeneration was slowed down by the damage he sustained over the course of their final fight.]] fight]]. It still took a BigDamnHeroes moment from [[spoiler:Magatsu]] to take him down, though.



* One of Dr. Stylish's mooks in ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' is a {{cyborg}} whose enhancements include a lack of any sense of pain. While he was sufficiently mechanical to be immune to the OneHitKill function of Akame's sword (which only works on biological life), she eventually causes enough damage that he can no longer fight back. Before he dies, the mook {{lampshades}} that feeling pain is actually a useful thing.

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* One of Dr. Stylish's mooks in ''Manga/AkameGaKill'' is a {{cyborg}} whose enhancements include a lack of any sense of pain. While he was sufficiently mechanical to be immune to the OneHitKill function of Akame's sword (which only works on biological life), she eventually causes enough damage that he can no longer fight back. Before he dies, the mook {{lampshades}} {{lampshade|Hanging}}s that feeling pain is actually a useful thing.



* In the ''ComicBook/NextMen'' comic, Bethany is NighInvulnerable but the side-effect of this is that she can't feel ''any'' physical sensation, including pain.

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* In the ''ComicBook/NextMen'' comic, Bethany is NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le but the side-effect of this is that she can't feel ''any'' physical sensation, including pain.



* Played realistically in an issue of ''Comicbook/XMen''. Xavier feels no pain in his lower legs because he's paraplegic. He was crawling through a tunnel and caught a snag; when he ripped himself free, he didn't realize until later that he had ''ripped the skin on his leg'' and was worried that he'd bleed to death before reaching the X-Men.

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* Played realistically in an issue of ''Comicbook/XMen''. Xavier ComicBook/ProfessorX feels no pain in his lower legs because he's paraplegic. He was crawling through a tunnel and caught a snag; when he ripped himself free, he didn't realize until later that he had ''ripped the skin on his leg'' and was worried that he'd bleed to death before reaching the X-Men.



* Roger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' "No pain! ''[[AmusingInjuries *dish to own head*]]'' No pain! ''*another one*'' No pain! ''*yep*''". He probably could (and would) have [[BrokenRecord continued on indefinitely]] if Valiant hadn't stopped him. Interestingly, this only works if Roger's prepared to take the hit -- he can still be incapacitated through pain if he's not ready for it. (Chalk it up either to his being a [[NoidsAndDoodles toon]], or to his stuntman training.)

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* Roger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' "No pain! ''[[AmusingInjuries *dish to own head*]]'' No pain! ''*another one*'' No pain! ''*yep*''". He probably could (and would) have [[BrokenRecord continued on indefinitely]] if Valiant hadn't stopped him. Interestingly, this only works if Roger's prepared to take the hit -- he can still be incapacitated through pain if he's not ready for it. (Chalk it up either to his being a [[NoidsAndDoodles toon]], {{toon|physics}}, or to his stuntman training.))
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Tigress reveals that as the result of [[TrainingFromHell punching ironwood trees for twenty years]], she now "feels nothing". She proves it when Po punches her palm and he's the only one that gets hurt.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', the titular character Emily, who is dead and can no longer feel physical pain, unflinchingly takes a sword to her belly to [[spoiler:prevent Victor from being killed by Lord Barkis]].



* [[OnlyAFleshWound The Black Knight]] from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. John Cleese said in commentary the scene would be cruel and sadistic if not for this trope and the fact that the knight doesn't care what happens to him.

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* [[OnlyAFleshWound The Black Knight]] from ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese said in commentary the scene would be cruel and sadistic if not for this trope and the fact that the knight doesn't care what happens to him.



* In ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', Ajax's pain receptors were burned off by his mutation, allowing him to keep fighting despite grievous injuries up to and including a sword through the chest. But, unlike the Merc with the Mouth (who [[ImmortalityHurts feels pain]] but [[GoodThingYouCanHeal doesn't care]]) he lacks any sort of HealingFactor, so he pays for it later.
* In Creator/JetLi film ''Film/BlackMask'', members of the rogue SuperSoldier unit have enhanced strength, speed, agility, and no longer properly feel pain. Sometimes this adequately explains situations where they continue fighting as if nothing has happened despite suffering grievous injuries, sometimes it's pure RuleOfCool and ArtisticLicenseBiology.

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* In ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'', ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', Ajax's pain receptors were burned off by his mutation, allowing him to keep fighting despite grievous injuries up to and including a sword through the chest. But, unlike the Merc with the Mouth (who [[ImmortalityHurts feels pain]] but [[GoodThingYouCanHeal doesn't care]]) he lacks any sort of HealingFactor, so he pays for it later.
* In the Creator/JetLi film ''Film/BlackMask'', members of the rogue SuperSoldier unit have enhanced strength, speed, agility, and no longer properly feel pain. Sometimes this adequately explains situations where they continue fighting as if nothing has happened despite suffering grievous injuries, sometimes it's pure RuleOfCool and ArtisticLicenseBiology.



* In the ''Series/{{Best Friends Whenever}}'' episode "A Time to Double Date", a guy named Drake keeps asking Cyd to punch him in every part of his body and doesn't feel anything.[[note]]Ironically, he does feel pain when Cyd high-fives him claiming that his palms are his "weak spot"[[/note]]

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* In the ''Series/{{Best Friends Whenever}}'' ''Series/BestFriendsWhenever'' episode "A Time to Double Date", a guy named Drake keeps asking Cyd to punch him in every part of his body and doesn't feel anything.[[note]]Ironically, he does feel pain when Cyd high-fives him claiming that his palms are his "weak spot"[[/note]]



** Played straight in the 3rd season, [[spoiler:where Claire seems to lose the ability to feel pain after Sylar pokes around in her brain. She's quite upset by this, as she felt that the ability to feel pain made her human.]]
*** Also, it seems like [[spoiler: this is going to result in her finding purpose in [[ToThePain other people's pain]].]]

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** Played straight in the 3rd season, [[spoiler:where Claire seems to lose the ability to feel pain after Sylar pokes around in her brain. She's quite upset by this, as she felt that the ability to feel pain made her human.]]
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*** Also, it seems like [[spoiler: this is going to result in her finding purpose in [[ToThePain other people's pain]].]]pain]]]].



* In one ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode, a young woman [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror realizes]] that she is just another robot that her "parents" built.]] She has a FreakOut and starts slamming her hand against a wall, screaming about how she can't feel any pain.
* In another episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone,'' the niece of a cantankerous inventor finds herself forced to deal with a robot of this type for the sake of an inheritance.

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In one ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode, a young woman [[spoiler:[[TomatoInTheMirror realizes]] that she is just another robot that her "parents" built.]] built]]. She has a FreakOut and starts slamming her hand against a wall, screaming about how she can't feel any pain.
* ** In another episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone,'' the niece of a cantankerous inventor finds herself forced to deal with a robot of this type for the sake of an inheritance.



** Season 2's StoryArc is built around Mirakuru, a SuperSerum developed as part of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese military program. People who use it become SuperSoldiers, which gives them super strength and a massively impressive HealingFactor, which together means that they just shrug off whatever they're hit with, not even seeming to notice it.

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** Season 2's StoryArc is built around Mirakuru, a SuperSerum developed as part of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japanese military program. People who use it become SuperSoldiers, {{Super Soldier}}s, which gives them super strength and a massively impressive HealingFactor, which together means that they just shrug off whatever they're hit with, not even seeming to notice it.



* This plays a role in revealing [[spoiler:Simpson's]] culpability in murdering [[spoiler:Clemons]] in ''Series/JessicaJones''. [[spoiler:Simpson]] [[FieryCoverup burned the body and the crime scene]] to hide details of the murder, but during the process he received some burn injuries which he couldn't feel thanks to the combination SuperSerum[=/=]PsychoSerum he was taking. Because he didn't feel the burn he didn't think to cover it up to hide his involvement, and between that, some suspicious behavior, and knowing some things he shouldn't, Jessica quickly realizes that he was responsible.

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* This plays a role in revealing [[spoiler:Simpson's]] culpability in murdering [[spoiler:Clemons]] in ''Series/JessicaJones''.''Series/JessicaJones2015''. [[spoiler:Simpson]] [[FieryCoverup burned the body and the crime scene]] to hide details of the murder, but during the process he received some burn injuries which he couldn't feel thanks to the combination SuperSerum[=/=]PsychoSerum he was taking. Because he didn't feel the burn he didn't think to cover it up to hide his involvement, and between that, some suspicious behavior, and knowing some things he shouldn't, Jessica quickly realizes that he was responsible.



* [[spoiler: Yomiel]] in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', who proves it to Cabanela at one point by slamming [[spoiler:his]] fist down on a boiling hot stove and holding it there. [[spoiler:This is due to the fact that the Temsik frgament lodged in Yomiel's body is constantly rejuvinating his body to the state it was in (i.e. perfectly healthy) the moment before he died. And thanks to the ending, it's a possiblity that Sissel might now have this trait too]].
* One of the random traits your characters can have in ''VideoGame/RogueLegacy'' is "Congenital Insensivity to Pain" (see RealLife section below), which [[InterfaceScrew makes your health bar blank]]. You still get knocked back from CollisionDamage, though.

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* [[spoiler: Yomiel]] in ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'', who proves it to Cabanela at one point by slamming [[spoiler:his]] fist down on a boiling hot stove and holding it there. [[spoiler:This is due to the fact that the Temsik frgament fragment lodged in Yomiel's body is constantly rejuvinating rejuvenating his body to the state it was in (i.e. perfectly healthy) the moment before he died. And thanks to the ending, it's a possiblity possibility that Sissel might now have this trait too]].
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* One of the random traits your characters can have in ''VideoGame/RogueLegacy'' is "Congenital Insensivity Insensitivity to Pain" (see RealLife section below), which [[InterfaceScrew makes your health bar blank]]. You still get knocked back from CollisionDamage, though.



** The SpaceMarines' Word of the Emperor has a similar effect, but applied to squads around the Librarian who uses it. An occasional bug causes the game to forget about the "while it lasts" part, meaning the effect ''never ends''. The GodEmperor's Angels of Death indeed...

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** The SpaceMarines' {{Space Marine}}s' Word of the Emperor has a similar effect, but applied to squads around the Librarian who uses it. An occasional bug causes the game to forget about the "while it lasts" part, meaning the effect ''never ends''. The GodEmperor's Angels of Death indeed...



* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]] are a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] example as things that would be agonizing to humans (for example being stabbed in the side with a scythe) will only faze them momentarily then they'll be right back fighting. However when they [[UnstoppableRage go]] [[HulkingOut berserk]], they become short-lived mindless killing machines that in addition to getting a massive boost to physical and magical power become unresponsive to pain. We see this in action during berserk [[spoiler:Sakido's]] rampage through the forces of hell she doesn't even react to a [[BreathWeapon fire demon's breath]].

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* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]] are a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] {{downplayed|Trope}} example as things that would be agonizing to humans (for example being stabbed in the side with a scythe) will only faze them momentarily then they'll be right back fighting. However when they [[UnstoppableRage go]] [[HulkingOut berserk]], they become short-lived mindless killing machines that in addition to getting a massive boost to physical and magical power become unresponsive to pain. We see this in action during berserk [[spoiler:Sakido's]] rampage through the forces of hell she doesn't even react to a [[BreathWeapon fire demon's breath]].



** Completely inverted with [[spoiler:Eddy's brother, something as small (in this show's standards) as a door ramming into his face knocked him out-cold, complete contrast towards everyone else being MadeOfIron.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Tigress reveals that as the result of [[TrainingFromHell punching ironwood trees for twenty years]], she now "feels nothing". She proves it when Po punches her palm and he's the only one that gets hurt.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', the titular character Emily, who is dead and can no longer feel physical pain, unflinchingly takes a sword to her belly to [[spoiler:prevent Victor from being killed by Lord Barkis]].

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** Completely inverted with [[spoiler:Eddy's brother, something as small (in this show's standards) as a door ramming into his face knocked him out-cold, complete contrast towards everyone else being MadeOfIron.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'', Tigress reveals that as the result of [[TrainingFromHell punching ironwood trees for twenty years]], she now "feels nothing". She proves it when Po punches her palm and he's the only one that gets hurt.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', the titular character Emily, who is dead and can no longer feel physical pain, unflinchingly takes a sword to her belly to [[spoiler:prevent Victor from being killed by Lord Barkis]].
MadeOfIron]].



* Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in the extremities) is a common feature of type 2 diabetes. Combined with reduced circulation, small wounds on the feet frequently lead to a downhill slide which begins with small injuries going unnoticed, turning into gangrene, leading to amputations, which prevents excercise because the patient isn't really very mobile anymore, but they still eat the same as they did before, they gain weight, the condition advances, they get another injury which goes unnoticed, gangrene sets in, repeat until dead. In some smaller communities in the US, particularly in the South and Southwest, a diagnosis of adult-onset diabetes is essentially terminal - because so few will change their diet or watch their blood sugar levels, they will very frequently enter this downhill slide, and be dead within five years.

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* Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in the extremities) is a common feature of type 2 diabetes. Combined with reduced circulation, small wounds on the feet frequently lead to a downhill slide which begins with small injuries going unnoticed, turning into gangrene, leading to amputations, which prevents excercise exercise because the patient isn't really very mobile anymore, but they still eat the same as they did before, they gain weight, the condition advances, they get another injury which goes unnoticed, gangrene sets in, repeat until dead. In some smaller communities in the US, particularly in the South and Southwest, a diagnosis of adult-onset diabetes is essentially terminal - because so few will change their diet or watch their blood sugar levels, they will very frequently enter this downhill slide, and be dead within five years.


* The BigBad Buros from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' gave Dewey the ability to feel no pain so he can fight Ririka until he dies. Dewey didn't actually realize the ability until later. He gets increasingly injured but feels nothing. When his body begins to give out he suddenly starts feeling the pain. It's an agonizing, awful pain. Being a kind hearted girl, Ririka uses the last of her Green Vaccine to cure his injuries despite him being an enemy.

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* The BigBad Buros from MookLieutenant Dewey in ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' gave Dewey the gets an upgrade that, unbeknownst to him, inhibits his ability to feel no pain so he can fight Ririka until he dies. Dewey didn't actually realize the ability He shrugs off what should be serious injuries until later. He gets increasingly injured but feels nothing. When his body begins to give out he suddenly starts feeling the pain. It's an agonizing, awful pain. Being a kind hearted girl, Ririka uses the last of her Green Vaccine to cure his injuries despite him being an enemy.

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* In ''Webcomic/UndeadFriend'' while reversed Undead feel no pain, [[http://undeadfriend.com/comic/undead-friend-chapter-04-page-03/ even when losing limbs]].

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Voodont}}'': The VoodooDoll that is the focus of the short does not feel any pain from the situations she is put through. All the pain she would have felt is transferred over to Ellie.


** Immunity to pain isn't a much sought-after ability since it have little effect in the game. Only a few spells or special abilities are described as using using pain to cause their StatusEffect. Creatures immune to critical hits (constructs, elementals, oozes, plants and undead) are generally considered immune to pain.

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** Immunity to pain isn't a much sought-after ability since it have has little effect in the game. Only a few spells spells, feats or special abilities are described as using using pain to cause their StatusEffect. Creatures immune to critical hits (constructs, elementals, oozes, plants and undead) are generally also considered immune to pain.


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--> [[spoiler: Sayaka:]] I can't feel the pain anymore! [[LaughingMad *cue insane laughter*]]

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--> [[spoiler: Sayaka:]] [[spoiler:Sayaka:]] I can't feel the pain anymore! [[LaughingMad *cue insane laughter*]]



* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'': This is Liaoyuan Huo's disability, but of course because he's the main character this turns him into an ImplacableMan and not a limbless mess.



* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'': Eight years in [[EldritchLocation the Emptiness]], most of which was spent undergoing a [[SlowTransformation slow]], BodyHorror-inducing PainfulTransformation, means that [[FallenHero Jade's]] pain threshold has gone through the roof. She's now able to shrug off direct hits from chi blasts, and even the [[AchillesHeel traditional Oni weakness to onions]] has no effect on her.

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* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'': ''Fanfic/{{Webwork}}'': Eight years in [[EldritchLocation the Emptiness]], most of which was spent undergoing a [[SlowTransformation slow]], BodyHorror-inducing PainfulTransformation, means that [[FallenHero Jade's]] pain threshold has gone through the roof. She's now able to shrug off direct hits from chi blasts, and even the [[AchillesHeel traditional Oni weakness to onions]] has no effect on her.



* In ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'', Jotaro barely even knows what pain ''is''.
-->'''Kakyoin:''' Doesn't that hurt?\\
'''Jotaro:''' Doesn't what hurt?\\
'''Kakyoin:''' Aren't you in pain?!\\
'''Jotaro:''' What is "pain"?



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* Roger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' "No pain! ''[[AmusingInjuries *dish to own head*]]'' No pain! ''*another one*'' No pain! ''*yep*''". He probably could (and would) have [[BrokenRecord continued on indefinitely]] if Valiant hadn't stopped him.
** Interestingly, this only works if Roger's prepared to take the hit--he can still be incapacitated through pain if he's not ready for it. (Chalk it up either to his being a [[NoidsAndDoodles toon]], or to his stuntman training.)
* Renard from ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' cannot feel pain due to a bullet in his brain that is slowly working its way through.
** And this somehow turned into immunity to third-degree burns. Because he couldn't feel the hot rock he was holding, it apparently didn't damage his hand at all.

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* Roger in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit?'' "No pain! ''[[AmusingInjuries *dish to own head*]]'' No pain! ''*another one*'' No pain! ''*yep*''". He probably could (and would) have [[BrokenRecord continued on indefinitely]] if Valiant hadn't stopped him.
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him. Interestingly, this only works if Roger's prepared to take the hit--he hit -- he can still be incapacitated through pain if he's not ready for it. (Chalk it up either to his being a [[NoidsAndDoodles toon]], or to his stuntman training.)
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* Renard from ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' cannot feel pain due to a bullet in his brain that is slowly working its way through.
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* ''Manhua/RavagesOfTime'': This is Liaoyuan Huo's disability, but of course because he's Cecil, the main character this turns him into an ImplacableMan and not a limbless mess.announcer of the ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' radio show, offhandedly announced that he was born without pain sensing nerves. Then again, so was 53% of the town's residents.



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* Haruo in the ''Roleplay/Bay12KatawaShoujoRolePlay'' has this as a birth defect.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has "Feel No Pain" as a universal special rule, which allows models to roll a dice and potentially disregard a wound even after they fail their normal armor save, provided the wound wasn't dealt by a weapon that would have invoked the ChunkySalsaRule. In some cases it's understood that this rule reflects the unit's superhuman physiology, in others it simulates the effect of having a medic in the squad providing some battlefield healing. For some specific examples from the rules and the fluff:

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has "Feel No Pain" as a universal special rule, which allows models to roll a dice and potentially disregard a wound even after they fail their normal armor save, provided the wound wasn't dealt by a weapon that would have invoked the ChunkySalsaRule. In some cases it's understood that this rule reflects the unit's superhuman physiology, in others it simulates the effect of having a medic in the squad providing some battlefield healing. For some specific examples from the rules and the fluff:



* Trolls in the TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} setting Feel No Pain in addition to traditional [[AllTrollsAreDifferent D&D-trollish]] HealingFactor. The combination has led them to develop a fondness for games in which participants toss their own or others' severed arms, legs and heads around.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Immunity to pain isn't a much sought-after ability since it have little effect in the game. Only a few spells or special abilities are described as using using pain to cause their StatusEffect. Creatures immune to critical hits (constructs, elementals, oozes, plants and undead) are generally considered immune to pain.
** A couple of drugs from the ''Book of Vile Darkness'', sannish and luhix, can grant immunity to pain for a few hours. Sannish last longer, is cheap, has little side effects and isn't too addictive. Luhix (made from plants from the Abysses), on the other hand, is insanely expensive and its vicious addictive level makes it closer to a slow poison than an actual drug -- without magic to counter the lasting effects, a single dose is likely to kill even a high-level character in a few days.
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Trolls in the TabletopGame/{{Mystara}} ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'' setting Feel No Pain feel no pain in addition to traditional [[AllTrollsAreDifferent D&D-trollish]] HealingFactor. The combination has led them to develop a fondness for games in which participants toss their own or others' severed arms, legs and heads around.



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hazel Rainart, one of the villains, has this as his semblance. He uses it to [[spoiler:inject [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dust crystals]] right into his arms for a power boost]]. As one other character points out, it doesn't stop him from ''taking'' damage, just feeling it.
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* Heavily tainted Drow in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' merge with a demon and have a reduced sense of pain as a result, and in cases of extreme tainting it makes the Drow more or less unstoppable, which proved to be a ''huge'' problem with a group of tainted Drow decided to attack the main city. Naal, a girl who is so badly tainted that she shouldn't even be alive, comments that "I broke one of my fingers this morning, and I didn't feel anything." Later, an Imperial Guard gets gravely wounded on the head, [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8792 but doesn't feel anything]]. Everyone including the guy is freaked out about it.
** One of the forum admins later [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18459&start=15#p819174 clarified]] that this only applies to people who have either been tainted accidentally or [[spoiler:with an intentionally faulty process]] and that "merged"/safe tainted, who go through a special ritual devised by Snadhya'rune [[spoiler:creator of said faulty seeds]] have a completely normal pain response, which might seem odd until you remember the massive disadvantages that come from this trope.

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* Heavily tainted Drow in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' merge with a demon and have a reduced sense of pain as a result, and in cases of extreme tainting it makes the Drow more or less unstoppable, which proved to be a ''huge'' problem with a group of tainted Drow decided to attack the main city. Naal, a girl who is so badly tainted that she shouldn't even be alive, comments that "I broke one of my fingers this morning, and I didn't feel anything." Later, an Imperial Guard gets gravely wounded on the head, [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8792 but doesn't feel anything]]. Everyone including the guy is freaked out about it.
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it. One of the forum admins later [[http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18459&start=15#p819174 clarified]] that this only applies to people who have either been tainted accidentally or [[spoiler:with an intentionally faulty process]] and that "merged"/safe tainted, who go through a special ritual devised by Snadhya'rune [[spoiler:creator of said faulty seeds]] have a completely normal pain response, which might seem odd until you remember the massive disadvantages that come from this trope.



* Richard the OmnicidalManiac warlock from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. Examples include AnnoyingArrows, annoying swords... annoying dragons... giants...
** Justified. He ''is'' undead, after all. [[spoiler:Except not really.]]

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* Richard the OmnicidalManiac warlock from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup''. Examples include AnnoyingArrows, annoying swords... annoying dragons... giants...
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giants... Justified. He ''is'' undead, after all. [[spoiler:Except not really.]]



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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hazel Rainart, one of the villains, has this as his semblance. He uses it to [[spoiler: inject [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dust crystals]] right into his arms for a power boost]]. As one other character points out, it doesn't stop him from ''taking'' damage, just feeling it.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Hazel Rainart, one of the villains, has this as his semblance. He uses it to [[spoiler: inject [[AppliedPhlebotinum Dust crystals]] right into his arms for a power boost]]. As one other character points out, it doesn't stop him from ''taking'' damage, just feeling it.
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* Cecil, the announcer of the ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' radio show, offhandedly announced that he was born without pain sensing nerves. Then again, so was 53% of the town's residents.
* Haruo in the ''Bay12KatawaShoujoRoleplay'' has this as a birth defect.
* In WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged Jotaro barely even knows what pain ''is''.
--->Kakyoin: Doesn't that hurt?
--->Jotaro: Doesn't what hurt?
--->Kakyoin: Aren't you in pain?!
--->Jotaro: What is "pain"?


* Satsuki in chapter 5 of the story [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4180389/chapters/9576006 Come Find Me, Again]], during her depression fueled SanitySlippage, as her mother seemed to have noted based on the fact that she had seen the former dance barefooted on broken glass without apparently feeling the effect.

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* Satsuki in chapter 5 of the story [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/4180389/chapters/9576006 Come Find Me, Again]], during her depression fueled SanitySlippage, as her mother seemed to have noted based on the fact that she had seen the former dance barefooted on broken glass without apparently feeling the effect. However, this case might be due to her being so mentally out of it by that time.


As in RealLife, a person like this is very likely to accidentally injure themselves and not realize it for some time. In fiction these people also tend to develop a skewed perception of reality, and may take to killing people for fun. Other times they're simply shown as tragic individuals who are literally out of touch with the rest of us. [[note]]There's a slight nugget of truth to this. Slight. People in pain have a tendency to show more empathy to the suffering of others, while people on pain killers shows a decrease in empathy. However this is no literature that shows that suffers of congenital analgesia show any Anti-social tendencies above the normal rates. [[/note]]

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As in RealLife, a person like this is very likely to accidentally injure themselves and not realize it for some time. In fiction these people also tend to develop a skewed perception of reality, and may take to killing people for fun. Other times they're simply shown as tragic individuals who are literally out of touch with the rest of us. [[note]]There's a slight nugget of truth to this. Slight. People in pain have a tendency to show more empathy to the suffering of others, while people on pain killers shows a decrease in empathy. However this there is no literature that shows that suffers of congenital analgesia show any Anti-social anti-social tendencies above the normal rates. [[/note]]


* One of Series/{{House}}'s patients had CIPA -- ''congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis''. In a scene which is as interesting as it is freakin' hilarious, she and House (who is in constant chronic pain in his right leg) get into a [[MiseryPoker whine-off]] over which of them has the worse deal. And in the process, she's very clear about the downsides of her condition -- she has to wake up every morning and check manually to see if she scratched her corneas while sleeping, she doesn't even know it when she has a fever...

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* One of Series/{{House}}'s patients had CIPA -- ''congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis''. The episode makes a point of portraying the condition relatively realistically, including the fact that it can come with serious complications, not to mention numerous inconveniences.
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In a scene which is as interesting as it is freakin' hilarious, she and House (who is in constant chronic pain in his right leg) get into a [[MiseryPoker whine-off]] over which of them has the worse deal. And in the process, she's very clear about the downsides of her condition -- she has to wake up every morning and check manually to see if she scratched her corneas while sleeping, she doesn't even know it when she has a fever...


As in RealLife, a person like this is very likely to accidentally injure themselves and not realize it for some time. In fiction these people also tend to develop a skewed perception of reality, and may take to killing people for fun. Other times they're simply shown as tragic individuals who are literally out of touch with the rest of us.

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As in RealLife, a person like this is very likely to accidentally injure themselves and not realize it for some time. In fiction these people also tend to develop a skewed perception of reality, and may take to killing people for fun. Other times they're simply shown as tragic individuals who are literally out of touch with the rest of us. \n [[note]]There's a slight nugget of truth to this. Slight. People in pain have a tendency to show more empathy to the suffering of others, while people on pain killers shows a decrease in empathy. However this is no literature that shows that suffers of congenital analgesia show any Anti-social tendencies above the normal rates. [[/note]]


* ''Literature/TheSagaOfRagnarLodbrok'': When Aella's messenger relates Ragnar's death to the Ragnarssons, Sigurd is paring his fingernails with a knife. He listens to the messenger so attentively (and presumably, is so worked up internally) he does not notice he is cutting into his own flesh "until the knife stood in the bone, and he did not flinch at that."

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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfRagnarLodbrok'': When Aella's messenger relates Ragnar's death to the Ragnarssons, Sigurd Ragnarsson is paring his fingernails with a knife. He listens to the messenger so attentively (and presumably, is so worked up internally) he does not notice he is cutting into his own flesh "until the knife stood in the bone, and he did not flinch at that."

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