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* The 'Za Lord's Guard in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' have this. In ''Summer Knight'', Fix cobbles together some makeshift armor for Meryl by attaching tableware to a heavy jacket.

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* The 'Za Lord's Guard in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' have this. ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
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In ''Summer Knight'', ''Literature/SummerKnight'', Fix cobbles together some makeshift armor for Meryl by attaching tableware to a heavy jacket.jacket.
** The 'Za Lord's Guard, being pixies, wear armour crafted out of garbage.


* An advert for Strongbow cider had a guy giving a ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque RousingSpeech to massed ranks of tradesmen with suitably working class {{Improvised Weapon}}ry and armour -- the shield wall is made up of satellite dishes and dustbin lids, various "soldiers" are armed with spirit levels, paint rollers and garden tools, and most of them are wearing hard hats.

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* An advert for Strongbow cider had a guy giving a ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque RousingSpeech to massed ranks of tradesmen with suitably working class {{Improvised Weapon}}ry and armour -- the shield wall is made up of satellite dishes and dustbin lids, various "soldiers" are armed with spirit levels, paint rollers and garden tools, and most of them are wearing hard hats.



* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'', when Masaki fights Taka the former uses a knuckleduster as an impromptu mini-shield. Yuu also uses books as bracers.



* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'', when Masaki fights Taka the former uses a knuckleduster as an impromptu mini-shield. Yuu also uses books as bracers.



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* ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', with the steel chest-piece.

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* ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'', with the steel chest-piece.
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* In ''Film/IronMan1'', he has to improvise his first suit of armor [[LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard out of missile parts]]. Then again, this being a life-supporting suit of PoweredArmor with fully operational flamethrower and mostly-operational [[JetPack rocket-pack]], [[GadgeteerGenius "improvised" doesn't do it justice]].

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* ''Film/TheBalladOfBusterScruggs'': In ''Film/IronMan1'', he has to improvise his first suit of the "Near Algodones" chapter, an old bank teller covers himself in improvised armor [[LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard out of missile parts]]. Then again, this being a life-supporting suit of PoweredArmor with fully operational flamethrower cooking pots and mostly-operational [[JetPack rocket-pack]], [[GadgeteerGenius "improvised" doesn't do it justice]].pans, then charges at a would-be bank robber. Each time a bullet ricochets off of the bank teller's armor, he gleefully shouts, "Pan shot!"
* In ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'', Bruce Wayne hides a [[PocketProtector small silver tea-tray]] inside his jacket, as body-armor against the Joker's gun.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. A group of Batman-themed vigilantes wear hockey pads as protection. The real Batman in his $300,000 body armor is not impressed.



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* In ''Film/FridayAfterNext'', Damon has the protagonists wrap him in phone books when going to a party, due to a NoodleIncident where he was stabbed. Notably, Damon has recently got out of prison, so he still has an inmate's mindset.
* ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'': When Lawrence goes out looking for Chewie, he picks up a pan to be his shield.
* In ''Film/TheGauntlet'', Creator/ClintEastwood welds steel plates together to create an armored compartment around the driver's area of a passenger bus.



* In ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'', Bruce Wayne hides a [[PocketProtector small silver tea-tray]] inside his jacket, as body-armor against the Joker's gun.
* In ''Film/TheGauntlet,'' Creator/ClintEastwood welds steel plates together to create an armored compartment around the driver's area of a passenger bus.
* In the original ''Film/TotalRecall1990,'' Quaid (Arnold) uses a dead innocent bystander as a human shield to stop enemy bullets by holding up the dead body from falling.
* In ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen,'' Mr. Hyde uses a steel door in order to block enemy bullets.
* In ''Film/NationalTreasure'', [[Creator/NicolasCage Ben]] uses the Declaration of Independence as a shield when he's being shot at (or rather, the case fitted with bulletproof glass the Declaration was being kept in).



* In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', the Hulk shears some metal sheets off a crushed APC to use as shields against the army's guns (because those .50 cals [[ImmuneToBullets itch something fierce]]).
* In ''Film/FridayAfterNext'', Damon has the protagonists wrap him in phone books when going to a party, due to a NoodleIncident where he was stabbed. Notably, Damon has recently got out of prison, so he still has an inmate's mindset.

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* In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', the Hulk shears some metal sheets off ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Mr. Hyde uses a crushed APC steel door in order to use as shields against the army's guns (because those .50 cals [[ImmuneToBullets itch something fierce]]).
* In ''Film/FridayAfterNext'', Damon has the protagonists wrap him in phone books when going to a party, due to a NoodleIncident where he was stabbed. Notably, Damon has recently got out of prison, so he still has an inmate's mindset.
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* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', Brad Pitt's character duct-tapes glossy magazines around his forearms as a precaution against zombie bites.

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In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', Brad Pitt's character duct-tapes glossy magazines around ''Film/IronMan1'', he has to improvise his forearms first suit of armor [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard out of missile parts]]. Then again, this being a life-supporting suit of PoweredArmor with fully operational flamethrower and mostly-operational [[JetPack rocket-pack]], [[GadgeteerGenius "improvised" doesn't do it justice]].
** In ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', the Hulk shears some metal sheets off a crushed APC to use
as a precaution shields against zombie bites.the army's guns (because those .50 cals [[ImmuneToBullets itch something fierce]]).



* ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'': When Lawrence goes out looking for Chewie, he picks up a pan to be his shield.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. A group of Batman-themed vigilantes wear hockey pads as protection. The real Batman in his $300,000 body armor is not impressed.
* ''Film/TheBalladOfBusterScruggs'': In the "Near Algodones" chapter, an old bank teller covers himself in improvised armor of cooking pots and pans, then charges at a would-be bankrobber. Each time a bullet ricochets off of the bank teller's armor, he gleefully shouts, "Pan shot!"

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* ''Film/FridayThe13th2009'': When Lawrence goes out looking for Chewie, he picks up a pan to be his shield.
* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. A group
In ''Film/NationalTreasure'', [[Creator/NicolasCage Ben]] uses the Declaration of Batman-themed vigilantes wear hockey pads Independence as protection. The real Batman in his $300,000 body armor is not impressed.
a shield when he's being shot at (or rather, the case fitted with bulletproof glass the Declaration was being kept in).
* ''Film/TheBalladOfBusterScruggs'': In the "Near Algodones" chapter, an old bank teller covers himself in improvised armor of cooking pots and pans, then charges at original ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', Quaid (Arnold) uses a would-be bankrobber. Each time dead innocent bystander as a bullet ricochets off of human shield to stop enemy bullets by holding up the bank teller's armor, he gleefully shouts, "Pan shot!"dead body from falling.
* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'', Brad Pitt's character duct-tapes glossy magazines around his forearms as a precaution against zombie bites.



* Mentioned in one of Creator/AndrewVachss's Burke books. A prisoner who suspects he's going to get attacked will stuff as much newspaper as he can under his clothes. It won't totally stop a shiv, but even a centimeter or inch less of penetration can make the difference between a trip to the hospital and a trip to the morgue.
* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', Tweedledum and Tweedledee get Alice to help them dress in this sort of armor before fighting a not-very-lethal "battle".

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* Mentioned in one of Creator/AndrewVachss's Burke ''Literature/{{Burke}}'' books. A prisoner who suspects he's going to get attacked will stuff as much newspaper as he can under his clothes. It won't totally stop a shiv, but even a centimeter or inch less of penetration can make the difference between a trip to the hospital and a trip to the morgue.
* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', Tweedledum and Tweedledee get Alice to help them dress in this sort of armor before fighting a not-very-lethal "battle".
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* ''[[Literature/{{Emberverse}} Dies the Fire]]'' features many examples. In later books, most cultures have learned to make proper armor, but occasional savage bands wearing improvised armor still turn up, such as the Bekwa, and their trademark stop-sign (or rather, "Arrêt"-sign) shields.
* In the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Collegium Chronicles]]'', during tryouts for the new Kirball teams, one character shows up for his tryout wearing assorted bits of stovepipe.



* ''Literature/{{Emberverse}}'': ''Dies the Fire'' features many examples. In later books, most cultures have learned to make proper armor, but occasional savage bands wearing improvised armor still turn up, such as the Bekwa, and their trademark stop-sign (or rather, "Arrêt"-sign) shields.
* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'': In the ''Literature/CollegiumChronicles'', during tryouts for the new Kirball teams, one character shows up for his tryout wearing assorted bits of stovepipe.



* In Creator/LewisCarroll's ''Literature/ThroughTheLookingGlass'', Tweedledum and Tweedledee get Alice to help them dress in this sort of armor before fighting a not-very-lethal "battle".



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "[[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution Resolution]]" presents Improvised Armour: [[spoiler:Dalek]] Edition, as a [[spoiler:Dalek recon scout]] buried on Earth for 1200 years, after reconstituting itself, controls a woman to build itself a new set of armour out of stolen remnants of its species' technology and materials found at a mechanic's shop.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': "[[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution Resolution]]" [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]] presents Improvised Armour: [[spoiler:Dalek]] Edition, as a [[spoiler:Dalek recon scout]] buried on Earth for 1200 years, after reconstituting itself, controls a woman to build itself a new set of armour out of stolen remnants of its species' technology and materials found at a mechanic's shop.



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* Mal in ''Webcomic/CthulhuSlippers'' uses the indestructible necronomicon as body armor in [[http://cthulhuslippers.com/comic/keep-safe/ this strip.]]
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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has [[spoiler:Toph bend a metal door around her to protect herself from Firebenders.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': While investigating the hideout of a ninja who stole a scroll describing how to perform a TouchOfDeath, Batman notices a training dummy that showed signs of great force being exerted on a specific part of its chest. Batman pretends to NoSell the Touch of Death in the fight with the ninja by hiding the dummy's chest padding under his costume.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Bill does this when Dale is dressed in armor



%%* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Bill does this when Dale is dressed in armor



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': While investigating the hideout of a ninja who stole a scroll describing how to perform a TouchOfDeath, Batman notices a training dummy that showed signs of great force being exerted on a specific part of its chest. Batman pretends to NoSell the Touch of Death in the fight with the ninja by hiding the dummy's chest padding under his costume.
* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has [[spoiler:Toph bend a metal door around her to protect herself from Firebenders.]]


* A ScavengerWorld example: in ''Manga/{{Japan}}'' (the manga by Creator/KentaroMiura), body armor is cobbled together from available junk. The main character has an old tire as a pauldron.

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* A ScavengerWorld example: in ''Manga/{{Japan}}'' ''Japan'' (the manga written by Buronson and illustrated by Creator/KentaroMiura), body armor is cobbled together from available junk. The main character has an old tire as a pauldron.


* An advert for Strongbow cider had a guy giving a ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque RousingSpeech to massed ranks of tradesmen with suitably working class {{Improvised Weapon}}ry and armour - the shield wall is made up of satellite dishes and dustbin lids, various "soldiers" are armed with spirit levels, paint rollers and garden tools, and most of them are wearing hard hats.

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* An advert for Strongbow cider had a guy giving a ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque RousingSpeech to massed ranks of tradesmen with suitably working class {{Improvised Weapon}}ry and armour - -- the shield wall is made up of satellite dishes and dustbin lids, various "soldiers" are armed with spirit levels, paint rollers and garden tools, and most of them are wearing hard hats.



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* A ScavengerWorld example: in ''[=Japan=]'' (the manga by Creator/KentaroMiura), body armor is cobbled together from available junk. The main character has an old tire as a pauldron.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' when Masaki fights Taka the former uses a knuckleduster as an impromptu mini-shield. Yuu also uses books as bracers.
* In LightNovel/{{Toradora}}, Ryuuji's mother tells him [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys in a nostalgic tone]] that his DisappearedDad was a {{yakuza}} who used to wear magazines under his jacket in case he got stabbed.

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* A ScavengerWorld example: in ''[=Japan=]'' ''Manga/{{Japan}}'' (the manga by Creator/KentaroMiura), body armor is cobbled together from available junk. The main character has an old tire as a pauldron.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'' ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'', when Masaki fights Taka the former uses a knuckleduster as an impromptu mini-shield. Yuu also uses books as bracers.
* In LightNovel/{{Toradora}}, ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'', Ryuuji's mother tells him [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys in a nostalgic tone]] that his DisappearedDad was a {{yakuza}} who used to wear magazines under his jacket in case he got stabbed.



* This is essentially ComicBook/IronMan's origin, although where he gets the material varies from retelling to retelling. Most famously, he used parts of his own stolen missiles to build his armor "[[Film/IronMan in a cave, with a box of scraps]]."

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* This is essentially ComicBook/IronMan's origin, although where he gets the material varies from retelling to retelling. Most famously, he used parts of his own stolen missiles to build his armor "[[Film/IronMan "[[Film/IronMan1 in a cave, with a box of scraps]]."



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* In ''Film/IronMan'', he has to improvise his first suit of armor [[LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard out of missile parts]]. Then again, this being a life-supporting suit of PoweredArmor with fully operational flamethrower and mostly-operational [[JetPack rocket-pack]], [[GadgeteerGenius "improvised" doesn't do it justice]].

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* In ''Film/IronMan'', ''Film/IronMan1'', he has to improvise his first suit of armor [[LockingMacgyverInTheStoreCupboard out of missile parts]]. Then again, this being a life-supporting suit of PoweredArmor with fully operational flamethrower and mostly-operational [[JetPack rocket-pack]], [[GadgeteerGenius "improvised" doesn't do it justice]].



* In ''Film/Batman1989,'' Bruce Wayne hides a [[PocketProtector small silver tea-tray]] inside his jacket, as body-armor against the Joker's gun.

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* In ''Film/Batman1989,'' ''Film/{{Batman|1989}}'', Bruce Wayne hides a [[PocketProtector small silver tea-tray]] inside his jacket, as body-armor against the Joker's gun.



* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'' Brad Pitt's character duct-tapes glossy magazines around his forearms as a precaution against zombie bites.

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* In ''Film/WorldWarZ'' ''Film/WorldWarZ'', Brad Pitt's character duct-tapes glossy magazines around his forearms as a precaution against zombie bites.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]] presents Improvised Armour: [[spoiler:Dalek]] Edition, as a [[spoiler:Dalek recon scout]] buried on Earth for 1200 years, after reconstituting itself, controls a woman to build itself a new set of armour out of stolen remnants of its species' technology and materials found at a mechanic's shop.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution Resolution]]" presents Improvised Armour: [[spoiler:Dalek]] Edition, as a [[spoiler:Dalek recon scout]] buried on Earth for 1200 years, after reconstituting itself, controls a woman to build itself a new set of armour out of stolen remnants of its species' technology and materials found at a mechanic's shop.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has 'Ard Boyz, relatively bright Orks who realize that by slapping together plates of scrap metal into a crude set of armor, they have a better chance of surviving the charge across the battlefield into melee. Of course, ''all'' Orks' armor counts as improvised, as do their weapons, vehicles, architecture, medicine...
* Pick a ScavengerWorld, any scavenger world. One post-apocalyptic ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' setting featured illustrations of thugs using American football shoulder pads for armor and a Stop sign for a shield.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' has 'Ard Boyz, relatively bright Orks who realize that by slapping together plates of scrap metal into a crude set of armor, they have a better chance of surviving the charge across the battlefield into melee. Of course, ''all'' Orks' armor counts as improvised, as do their weapons, vehicles, architecture, medicine...
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One post-apocalyptic ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' setting featured illustrations of thugs using American football shoulder pads for armor and a Stop sign for a shield.



* There are many examples in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' 'verse, but the most obvious are the Raider armours from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. Highlights include using a pair of sieves tied with shoestrings as a bikini top, a cow skull as a shoulder pad, and an empty shell of a spherical hovering robot as a helmet. In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', Super Mutants wear bits of tire as shoulder guards, while their Behemoths wield car doors as bucklers.

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* There are many examples in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' 'verse, but the most obvious are the Raider armours from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. Highlights include using a pair of sieves tied with shoestrings as a bikini top, a cow skull as a shoulder pad, and an empty shell of a spherical hovering robot as a helmet. In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', Super Mutants wear bits of tire as shoulder guards, while their Behemoths wield car doors as bucklers.



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* Mal in ''Webcomic/CthulhuSlippers'' uses the indestructible necronomicon as body armour in [[http://cthulhuslippers.com/comic/keep-safe/ this strip.]]

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* Mal in ''Webcomic/CthulhuSlippers'' uses the indestructible necronomicon as body armour armor in [[http://cthulhuslippers.com/comic/keep-safe/ this strip.]]




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* In LightNovel/{{Toradora}}, Ryuuji's mother tells him [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys in a nostalgic tone]] that his DisappearedDad was a {{yakuza}} who used to wear magazines under his jacket in case he got stabbed.


* A ScavengerWorld example: in ''[=Japan=]'' (the manga by Kentaro Miura), body armor is cobbled together from available junk. The main character has an old tire as a pauldron.

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* This is essentially ComicBook/IronMan's origin, although where he gets the material varies from retelling to retelling. Most famously, he used parts of his own stolen missiles to build his armor "in a cave, with a box of scraps."

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* This is essentially ComicBook/IronMan's origin, although where he gets the material varies from retelling to retelling. Most famously, he used parts of his own stolen missiles to build his armor "in "[[Film/IronMan in a cave, with a box of scraps.scraps]]."


* Some of the Egyptian protesters against the Mubarak regime were seen sporting helmets made of concrete slabs tied on with rope, and even loaves of bread secured with tape. The bread is actually a pretty decent choice; Egyptian bread is thick, tough, glutinous pita, and probably makes for halfway decent armor in the same way leather can.

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* Some of the Egyptian protesters against the Mubarak regime were seen sporting helmets made of concrete slabs tied on with rope, and even loaves of bread secured with tape. The bread is actually a pretty decent choice; Egyptian bread is tape (A good thick, tough, glutinous pita, and probably makes for halfway decent armor spongey bread could be passable protection from a baton), in the same way leather can.one particularly [[MemeticMutation memetic]] example.


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* In ''Series/TheWire'', when Omar ends up in prison he [[DuctTapeForEverything duct-tapes]] several thick books to his body. Sure enough, only minutes later someone attempts to shank Omar for the large bounty put on Omar's head by a vengeful crime boss. Thanks to the books the attempt is foiled and Omar [[NauseaFuel horrifically turns the tables]] on his attacker as an example to the other inmates of why they shouldn't try to claim that bounty themselves.

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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'': a baddie-of-the-week wears a homemade armor suit for his back robbery jobs so he can be bulletproof.
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In ''Series/TheWire'', when Omar ends "Trust but Verify", Oliver uses a garbage can lid as an improvised shield to block a tear gas grenade.
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up in prison he [[DuctTapeForEverything duct-tapes]] several thick books to his body. Sure enough, only minutes later someone attempts to shank Omar for improvised armour based on the large bounty put on Omar's head by setting, and fired at with a vengeful crime boss. Thanks to slingshot, longbow and crossbow. For example, if war broke out in a home, a mannequin in the books the attempt is foiled and Omar [[NauseaFuel horrifically turns the tables]] on his attacker kitchen might use a wok as an example to the other inmates of why they shouldn't try to claim that bounty themselves.a chestplate.



* Several episodes of ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' have mannequins dress up in improvised armour based on the setting, and fired at with a slingshot, longbow and crossbow. For example, if war broke out in a home, a mannequin in the kitchen might use a wok as a chestplate.

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* Several episodes ''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWho2019NYSResolution "Resolution"]] presents Improvised Armour: [[spoiler:Dalek]] Edition, as a [[spoiler:Dalek recon scout]] buried on Earth for 1200 years, after reconstituting itself, controls a woman to build itself a new set of ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' have mannequins dress up in improvised armour based on the setting, out of stolen remnants of its species' technology and fired materials found at with a slingshot, longbow and crossbow. For example, if war broke out in a home, a mannequin in the kitchen might use a wok as a chestplate.mechanic's shop.



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In "Trust but Verify", Oliver uses a garbage can lid as an improvised shield to block a tear gas grenade.



* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'': a baddie-of-the-week wears a homemade armor suit for his back robbery jobs so he can be bulletproof.
* ''Series/VanHelsing2016'': In "Wakey, Wakey", after initially dismissing a lot of money he finds as [[WorthlessYellowRocks useless]] because they are in an AfterTheEnd scenario, Axel uses [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] to cover his arms and vitals with the wads of cash. It works well enough to stop knives.

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* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'': a baddie-of-the-week wears a homemade armor suit for his back robbery jobs so he can be bulletproof.
* ''Series/VanHelsing2016'': In "Wakey, Wakey", after initially dismissing a lot of money he finds as [[WorthlessYellowRocks useless]] because they are in an AfterTheEnd scenario, Axel uses [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] to cover his arms and vitals with the wads of cash. It works well enough to stop knives.
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', when Omar ends up in prison he [[DuctTapeForEverything duct-tapes]] several thick books to his body. Sure enough, only minutes later someone attempts to shank Omar for the large bounty put on Omar's head by a vengeful crime boss. Thanks to the books the attempt is foiled and Omar [[NauseaFuel horrifically turns the tables]] on his attacker as an example to the other inmates of why they shouldn't try to claim that bounty themselves.



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* In ''Film/{{Batman}},'' Bruce Wayne hides a [[PocketProtector small silver tea-tray]] inside his jacket, as body-armor against the Joker's gun.

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* In ''Film/{{Batman}},'' ''Film/Batman1989,'' Bruce Wayne hides a [[PocketProtector small silver tea-tray]] inside his jacket, as body-armor against the Joker's gun.


* This is essentially ComicBook/IronMan's origin, although where he gets the material varies from retelling to retelling. Most famously, he used parts of his own stolen missiles to build his armor [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]]

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* This is essentially ComicBook/IronMan's origin, although where he gets the material varies from retelling to retelling. Most famously, he used parts of his own stolen missiles to build his armor [[MemeticMutation IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!]]
"in a cave, with a box of scraps."




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* ''Film/TheBalladOfBusterScruggs'': In the "Near Algodones" chapter, an old bank teller covers himself in improvised armor of cooking pots and pans, then charges at a would-be bankrobber. Each time a bullet ricochets off of the bank teller's armor, he gleefully shouts, "Pan shot!"


* The GrandFinale of ''WestenAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has [[spoiler:Toph bend a metal door around her to protect herself from Firebenders.]]

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* The GrandFinale of ''WestenAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has [[spoiler:Toph bend a metal door around her to protect herself from Firebenders.]]


* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. A group of Batman-themed vigilantes wear hockey pads as protection. The real Batman is not impressed.

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. A group of Batman-themed vigilantes wear hockey pads as protection. The real Batman in his $300,000 body armor is not impressed.



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* ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. A group of Batman-themed vigilantes wear hockey pads as protection. The real Batman is not impressed.

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