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*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].

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*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].



*** Special mention for Ada Wong who is seemly killed by the Tyrant and shows up in climax healthy enough to help kill the Tyrant. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' however show that she was grievous injured and covered in bandages as a result. In [[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake RE2amke]] Ada actually gets shot by Annette and then falls god knows how many stories into darkness and yet she appears later to help Leon (who still thinks she's dead) with Mr X.

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*** Special mention for Ada Wong who is seemly killed by the Tyrant and shows up in climax healthy enough to help kill the Tyrant. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' however show that she was grievous injured and covered in bandages as a result. In [[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake RE2amke]] Ada actually gets shot by Annette and then falls god knows how many stories into darkness and yet she appears later to help Leon (who still thinks she's dead) with Mr X. X.


*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].

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*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].



** Out of the [=RE=] protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine seem to play this most straight. Leon not only survives and walks off getting shot but also a direct punch from the aforementioned Super Tyrant which sends him crashing into a pillar, and [[MadeOfIron his spine isn't broken]. Leon also survives falling from Helicopter onto the ground in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. Jill in [=RE3=] survives a horrific train with Carlos crash then recovers from being directly infected with T-Virus and it actually makes her body develop antibodies, then in [=RE5=] she tackles Wesker out of a window and like him survives the fall (despite being assume dead).
*** In [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil0 RE0]] Billy Cohen and Rebecca Chambers are safely thrown out of a train that was going at least several hundred mph before crashing and exploding.
*** Special mention for Ada Wong who is seemly killed by the Tyrant and shows up in climax healthy enough to help kill the Tyrant. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' however show that she was grievous injured and covered in bandages as a result. In [[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake RE2amke]] Ada actually gets shot by Annette and then falls god knows how many stories into darkness and yet she appears later to help Leon (who still thinks she's dead) with Mr X.

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** Out of the [=RE=] protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine seem to play this most straight. Leon not only survives and walks off getting shot but also a direct punch from the aforementioned Super Tyrant which sends him crashing into a pillar, and [[MadeOfIron his spine isn't broken].broken]]. Leon also survives falling from Helicopter onto the ground in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. Jill in [=RE3=] survives a horrific train with Carlos crash then recovers from being directly infected with T-Virus and it actually makes her body develop antibodies, then in [=RE5=] she tackles Wesker out of a window and like him survives the fall (despite being assume dead).
*** In [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil0 RE0]] Billy Cohen and Rebecca Chambers are safely thrown out of a train that was going at least several hundred mph before crashing and exploding. \n
*** Special mention for Ada Wong who is seemly killed by the Tyrant and shows up in climax healthy enough to help kill the Tyrant. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' however show that she was grievous injured and covered in bandages as a result. In [[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake RE2amke]] Ada actually gets shot by Annette and then falls god knows how many stories into darkness and yet she appears later to help Leon (who still thinks she's dead) with Mr X.


*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].

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*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].



** The titular Nemesis from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]] lives and breathes this trope, surviving getting blown up, electrocuted, having his own rocket launcher explode in his arm, sprayed with acid so that all his arms, legs and head comes off, shot with a rail gun and then shot a few more time with a Magnum by Jill for good measure. Hell it's suggested by Nemesis's still moving blob-corpse that it survived that as well, meaning it took Raccon City [[NoKillLikeOverKill getting nuked]] for it be KilledOffReal.
** The Ustanak from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]] likewise keeps coming back from certain death including swimming in molten steel like Mr X, it's only when Sherry AttackItsWeakPoint does Ustanak finally keel over and die.

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** The titular Nemesis from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]] lives and breathes this trope, surviving getting blown up, electrocuted, having his own rocket launcher explode in his arm, sprayed with acid so that all his arms, legs and head comes off, shot with a rail gun and then shot a few more time with a Magnum by Jill for good measure. Hell it's suggested by Nemesis's still moving blob-corpse that it survived that as well, meaning it took Raccon City [[NoKillLikeOverKill getting nuked]] for it be KilledOffReal.
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** The Ustanak from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]] likewise keeps coming back from certain death including swimming in molten steel like Mr X, it's only when Sherry AttackItsWeakPoint does Ustanak finally keel over and die.


*** Goku has recovered from the worst imaginable beatings, as well numerous explosions, and shot straight though with engery beams, Frieza even calls him a "zombie" at one point. The movies dial it UpToEleven as Goku gets the life beaten out of him repeatedly but still gets back up.

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*** Goku has recovered from the worst imaginable beatings, as well numerous explosions, and shot straight though with engery energy beams, Frieza even calls him a "zombie" at one point. The movies dial it UpToEleven as Goku gets the life beaten out of him repeatedly but still gets back up.



*** Note that in ''Super'' this is how Frieza was ressurrected the first time: ''in the exact same chunks Future Trunks had cut him down to''. And each and every of these chunks were ''pretty alive''. That sort of survivability ''definitely runs with his race''.

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*** Note that in ''Super'' this is how Frieza was ressurrected resurrected the first time: ''in the exact same chunks Future Trunks had cut him down to''. And each and every of these chunks were ''pretty alive''. That sort of survivability ''definitely runs with his race''.



** The [[FreudianTrio Monster Trio]] (Luffy, Zoro and Sanji) have survived things that would certainly kill their other crewmates. Luffy has come back after getting his body almost melted by [[PoisonousPerson Magellan]] in Impel Down as numerous explosions and impalements. Zoro has incredible endurance being able to absorb all of the damage and fatigue Luffy had received in Thriller Bark, Zoro has also lost more blood any other crew member. Sanji in Skypeia tanked a [[ShockAndAwe lighting beam]] from Enel that was strong enough one-shot a giant snake and even vaporize a normal human being.

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** The [[FreudianTrio Monster Trio]] (Luffy, Zoro and Sanji) have survived things that would certainly kill their other crewmates. Luffy has come back after getting his body almost melted by [[PoisonousPerson Magellan]] in the Impel Down arc as numerous explosions and impalements. Zoro has incredible endurance being able to absorb all of the damage and fatigue Luffy had received in the Thriller Bark, Bark arc, Zoro has also lost more blood any other crew member. Sanji in the Skypeia arc tanked a [[ShockAndAwe lighting beam]] from Enel that was strong enough one-shot a giant snake and even vaporize a normal human being.



** Lola lampshades this in Thriller Bark
--> How can he (Zoro) still be standing after taking a hit from the [[OurGiantsAreBigger giant]]? I don't even know who the real zombie is anymore!



** The Yonkos live and breath this trope, Whitebeard kept going after getting his face blasted off (and lava punched though the torso) and only died after getting shot a billion-something times. Big Mom is a freak in even terms of One Piece standards since bullets, cannon and missiles just bounce off her and [[spoiler: Pedro's HeroicSacrifice with stockpile of dynamite just pushed her staggered her slightly]]. Nami even used Big Mom’s own WeatherManipulation against her and hits [=BM=] with Enel-like blast that puts a crater in forest, Big Mom just keeps right on going like its nothing. Kaido's EstablishingCharacterMoment was this, as he fell 10,000 meters from the sky onto the ground creating a massive shockwave and emerged only with a headache... all while the narrator tells of the other times Kaido survived the unsurvivable.

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** The Yonkos live and breath this trope, Whitebeard kept going after getting his face blasted off (and lava punched though the torso) and only died after getting shot a billion-something times. Big Mom is a freak in even terms of One Piece standards since bullets, cannon and missiles just bounce off her and [[spoiler: Pedro's HeroicSacrifice with stockpile of dynamite just pushed her staggered her slightly]]. Nami even used Big Mom’s own WeatherManipulation against her and hits [=BM=] with a Enel-like blast that puts a crater in forest, forest and Big Mom just ''just keeps right on going like its nothing.nothing''. Kaido's EstablishingCharacterMoment was this, as he fell 10,000 meters from the sky onto the ground creating a massive shockwave and emerged only with a headache... all while the narrator tells of the other times Kaido survived the unsurvivable.



** In ''Film/{{Iron Man|1}}'', Big Bad [[spoiler:Stane]] seemingly falls to his death from over 85,000 feet. The next scene shows protagonist [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] barely making it back alive, seemingly setting it up like [[spoiler:Stane]] DID die. However, [[spoiler:he was perfectly fine, and only died when the arc reactor he was over blew up in a classic example of {{power|Glows}} [[PillarOfLight glowing]].]]
** Ironically for man in PoweredArmor Tony Stark himself has sustained more battle damage and feats of survivability than other [[BadassNormal human]] in the [=MCU=]. Mr Stark has recovered getting hit with his own shrapnel missile, falling into the desert blasted with Thor's Lightning, getting shredded in the Helicarrier turbines, flying though a portal into space and back, his mansion falling on him, battered by The Hulk and even impaled by Thanos.
*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics.

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** In ''Film/{{Iron Man|1}}'', Big Bad [[spoiler:Stane]] seemingly falls to his death from over 85,000 feet. The next scene shows protagonist [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]] barely making it back alive, seemingly setting it up like [[spoiler:Stane]] DID die. However, [[spoiler:he was perfectly fine, and only died when the arc reactor he was over blew up in a classic example of {{power|Glows}} [[PillarOfLight glowing]].]]
A deleted scene shows Stane even survived that and was only killed when he fell into the arc reactor]].
** Ironically for man in PoweredArmor Tony Stark himself has sustained more battle damage and feats of survivability than other [[BadassNormal human]] in the [=MCU=]. Mr Stark has recovered getting hit with his own shrapnel missile, missile to the chest, falling into the desert from several stories in the air, blasted with Thor's Lightning, getting shredded in the Helicarrier turbines, flying though a portal into space and back, having his mansion falling on him, battered by The Hulk and even impaled by Thanos.
*** Iron Man is still human however, and Tony's arm left arm is [[WoundThatWillNotHeal permanently damaged]] due to his heroic antics. [[spoiler: Though in spite of being a "normal human", it's telling that the thing [[KilledOffForReal that actually kills Tony]] in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' is using the combined power of all six Infinity Stones in his HeroicSacrifice, and even the likes of Thanos and Hulk are mortally weakened when they use the combined stones... and yet Tony was still conscious for a few minutes before passing away]].



*** [[spoiler: Similarly Bucky's fall off the train in the freaking Alps appears even less survivable than his supposed death in the comics, yet HYDRA just found and carried Bucky off on a stretcher shortly after, with the only damage being a missing arm. The HandWave justification is that Zola's experiments on Bucky while he was captured gave him enhanced physiology which Cap surmises upon discovering his friend is alive in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'']].



** ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, GreaterScopeVillain plus HeroKiller of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', is virtually impossible to kill and only becomes [[InvincibleVillain more so]] as the movie goes on. Iron Man dropping a building sized massive pillar on him? Shrugs it off, Starlord's bombs and Dr Strange's magic? Barely fazes him. [[spoiler: Not even Thor's [[AnAxetoGrind super "Stormbringer" axe]] could kill him and he pulled it out of his chest like it was a rose thorn.]]

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** ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, GreaterScopeVillain plus HeroKiller of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', is virtually impossible to kill and only becomes [[InvincibleVillain more so]] as the movie goes on. Iron Man dropping a building sized massive pillar on him? Shrugs it off, Starlord's bombs and Dr Strange's magic? Barely fazes him. [[spoiler: Not even Thor's [[AnAxetoGrind super "Stormbringer" axe]] could kill him and he pulled it out of his chest like it was a rose thorn.]] thorn]].
** In ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, War Machine and Rocket Raccoon invoke this [[spoiler: when Thanos's starship the ''Sanctuary II'' '''nukes''' the Avengers Facility with a barrage of super missiles completely destroying the homebase as well the surrounding terrain.... and yet ''all the heroes are still alive''. Though some albeit trapped under rubble, though consideration some e.g Ant-Man got hit with explosions from point blank range, it' a miracle any of them save maybe Hulk and Thor are still in one piece]].



* Liquid Snake, chief antagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', is the most prominent example in the series. He goes down with his flaming Mi-24 Hind-D after it eats several Stinger missiles and Solid Snake watches it go down. Snake gets slightly suspicious later on when he finds a parachute caught in a tree ("No way, he'd be sliced up faster than an onion in an infomercial..." since the Mi-24 doesn't have an ejection system), and sure enough he comes back for more. He pilots the Metal Gear REX against Snake at the climax of the game and eats several MORE Stingers, this time into the open cockpit. He then fistfights his brother on the back of REX and gets thrown off. He gets into a Jeep and pursues Snake during his escape, taking heavy machine gun fire all the while. When both Jeeps crash, Liquid hauls himself toward Snake, FAMAS in hand and covered in blood. He finally keels over from a FOXDIE-induced heart attack. And ''then'' he comes back by possessing Revolver Ocelot through his transplanted forearm in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''. [[spoiler: Actually scratch that last one, Liquid wasn’t actually possessing Ocelot who just thought he was even though Liquid was long dead.]]

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* Liquid Snake, chief antagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', is the most prominent example in the series. He goes down with his flaming Mi-24 Hind-D after it eats several Stinger missiles and Solid Snake watches it go down. Snake gets slightly suspicious later on when he finds a parachute caught in a tree ("No way, he'd be sliced up faster than an onion in an infomercial..." since the Mi-24 doesn't have an ejection system), and sure enough he comes back for more. He pilots the Metal Gear REX against Snake at the climax of the game and eats several MORE Stingers, this time into the open cockpit. He then fistfights his brother on the back of REX and gets thrown off. He gets into a Jeep and pursues Snake during his escape, taking heavy machine gun fire all the while. When both Jeeps crash, Liquid hauls himself toward Snake, FAMAS in hand and covered in blood. He finally keels over from a FOXDIE-induced heart attack. And ''then'' he comes back by possessing Revolver Ocelot through his transplanted forearm in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''. [[spoiler: Actually scratch that last one, Liquid wasn’t actually possessing Ocelot who Ocelot, he just thought he made himself and Snake believe was even though Liquid was long dead.]]



** The Tyrants especially T-00 aka "Mr X" recover from pretty anything the protagonists throw at them, Mr X in particular takes a dip in molten steel and just loses his coat. It takes the [[{{BFG}} rocket launcher]] to kill the Tyrants for good. Except the Super Tyrants in ''Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation'' where they just catch rockets and it takes a tank and fighter jet to put em down.
** Albert Wesker got impaled by Tyrant, LeftForDead, and has the building he was in self-destruct, and comes out of it {{nigh invulnerab|ility}}le, as shown in his next appearance when he takes a pile of I-beams and then a small explosion to the face and yet is still mocking Chris as the place self-destructs around him. In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' this trope is taken UpToEleven with Wesker, as he recovers from falling hundreds of stories, having a [=RPG=] going off in his face and is even still alive after falling into molten lava. It's only when Chris and Sheva hit with the trusty [=RPG=]s that Wesker is KilledOffForReal.
** Nicolai in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' is caught in a gas station explosion that levels the entire block, but comes out of it unscathed.
** Out of the heroes Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine seem to play this most straight. Leon survives a direct punch from the aforementioned Super Tyrant which sends him crashing into a pillar, and his spine isn't broken; he also survives falling from Helicopter in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. Jill recovers from being infected with T-Virus and it actually makes her body develop antibodies, then in [=RE5=] she tackles Wesker out of a window and like him survives the fall (despite being assume dead).
*** Special mention for Ada Wong who is seemly killed by the Tyrant and shows up in climax healthy enough to help kill the Tyrant. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' however show that she was grievous injured and covered in bandages as a result.
** Krauser actually seemed to have made it off Sadler's island before it exploded in ''[=RE4=]'', in spite of having been seemingly killed in single combat '''''twice''''' (once by Ada, once by Leon), judging by his "mission complete" screen in the Mercenaries minigame. Though it's likely not canon/
** This also happens to be HUNK's entire gimmick, too.

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** The Tyrants Tyrants, especially T-00 aka "Mr X" recover from pretty anything the protagonists throw at them, Mr X in particular takes a dip in molten steel and just loses his coat. It takes the [[{{BFG}} rocket launcher]] to kill the Tyrants for good. Except the Super Tyrants in ''Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation'' where they just catch rockets and it takes a tank and fighter jet to put em down. The Tyrant from the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake RE2make]] recovers quickly from getting getting smashed by a police van and several massive explosions and depending on scenario Mr X is implied to have survived getting ripped open by Birkin.
** The titular Nemesis from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]] lives and breathes this trope, surviving getting blown up, electrocuted, having his own rocket launcher explode in his arm, sprayed with acid so that all his arms, legs and head comes off, shot with a rail gun and then shot a few more time with a Magnum by Jill for good measure. Hell it's suggested by Nemesis's still moving blob-corpse that it survived that as well, meaning it took Raccon City [[NoKillLikeOverKill getting nuked]] for it be KilledOffReal.
** The Ustanak from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 RE6]] likewise keeps coming back from certain death including swimming in molten steel like Mr X, it's only when Sherry AttackItsWeakPoint does Ustanak finally keel over and die.
** Albert Wesker got impaled by Tyrant, LeftForDead, Left for Dead, and has the building he was in self-destruct, and comes out of it self-destruct, and comes out of it {{nigh invulnerab|ility}}le, as shown in his next appearance when he takes a pile of I-beams and then a small explosion to the face and yet is still mocking Chris as the place self-destructs around him. In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' this trope is taken UpToEleven with Wesker, as he recovers from falling hundreds of stories, having a [=RPG=] going off in his face and is even still alive after falling into molten lava. It's only when Chris and Sheva hit with the trusty [=RPG=]s that Wesker is KilledOffForReal.
** Nicolai in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' is caught in a gas station explosion that levels the entire block, but comes out of it unscathed.
** Out of the heroes [=RE=] protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine seem to play this most straight. Leon not only survives and walks off getting shot but also a direct punch from the aforementioned Super Tyrant which sends him crashing into a pillar, and [[MadeOfIron his spine isn't broken; he broken]. Leon also survives falling from Helicopter onto the ground in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''. Jill in [=RE3=] survives a horrific train with Carlos crash then recovers from being directly infected with T-Virus and it actually makes her body develop antibodies, then in [=RE5=] she tackles Wesker out of a window and like him survives the fall (despite being assume dead).
dead).
*** In [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil0 RE0]] Billy Cohen and Rebecca Chambers are safely thrown out of a train that was going at least several hundred mph before crashing and exploding.
*** Special mention for Ada Wong who is seemly killed by the Tyrant and shows up in climax healthy enough to help kill the Tyrant. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' however show that she was grievous injured and covered in bandages as a result. \n In [[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2Remake RE2amke]] Ada actually gets shot by Annette and then falls god knows how many stories into darkness and yet she appears later to help Leon (who still thinks she's dead) with Mr X.
** Krauser actually seemed [[https://pre00.deviantart.net/4d0e/th/pre/i/2011/347/a/a/the_theory_of_krauser_by_shadow_wesker-d4j0p5h.jpg seemed]] to have made it off Sadler's island before it exploded in ''[=RE4=]'', in spite of having been seemingly killed in single combat '''''twice''''' (once by Ada, once by Leon), judging by his "mission complete" screen in the Mercenaries minigame. Though it's likely not canon/
canon.
** Nicolai in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis RE3]] is caught in a gas station explosion that levels the entire block, but comes out of it unscathed.
** This also happens to be HUNK's [[GasMaskMooks HUNK]]'s entire gimmick, too.



*** Jack Baker is most indestructible [=RE=] villain since Wesker. Driving into steel spikes and having the car he was driving explode? He just gets back while on fire and puts a gun in his mouth to show Ethan how unkillable he is. Then later Jack and Ethan get in chainsaw duel which ends with Jack getting his upper body destroyed... is that the end? Nope, Jack comes back as massive slithering reptile-like monstrosity, and Ethan has to calcify him. That's not not last of Jack as he survives till the End of Zoe [=DlC=] as the [[HumanoidAbomination Swamp Man]] and is only KilledOffForReal when his brother Joe Baker destroys him a PowerFist.

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*** Jack Baker is most indestructible [=RE=] villain since Wesker. Driving into steel spikes and having the car he was driving explode? He just gets back while up ''while on fire fire'' and puts a gun in his mouth to show Ethan how unkillable he is. Then later Jack and Ethan get in chainsaw duel which ends with Jack getting his upper body destroyed... is that the end? Nope, '''Nope''', Jack comes back as massive slithering reptile-like monstrosity, and Ethan has to calcify him. That's ''And even that is not not last of Jack Jack'', as he survives till the End of Zoe [=DlC=] as the [[HumanoidAbomination Swamp Man]] and is only KilledOffForReal when his brother Joe Baker destroys him a PowerFist.

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* ''VideoGame/BattleTech'': In the JustifiedTutorial, Lady Kamea Arano is overthrown in a MilitaryCoup on the day of her coronation as monarch of the Aurigan Coalition. Despite the PlayerCharacter's best efforts, her loyal bodyguard Raju "Mastiff" Montgomery is killed in a LastStand to cover her escape, and Arano's [=DropShip=] is shown on news broadcasts being shot down on takeoff. [[ForegoneConclusion Except, she's narrating the FramingDevice.]] [[spoiler:She got offworld just fine; her uncle's propagandists faked the video. Mastiff survived too, but dies in a HellholePrison shortly before you and Kamea liberate it.]]


* Lampshaded by [[DeadpanSnarker Denth]] in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', as demonstrated by the page quote.
** The person they're talking about used magic to slow his fall, if you're wondering.

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* Lampshaded by [[DeadpanSnarker Denth]] in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', as demonstrated by the page quote.
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quote. The person they're talking about used magic to slow his fall, if you're wondering.


* A Navy crewman once survived being sucked into a jet engine. He survived thanks to his helmet which jammed the engine and caused it to slow down. Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v1Pgpzp88 documentary]] about his survival.[[note]]Do note, however, that this is surviving being sucked ''into'', not ''through'', a jet engine. ChunkySalsaRule is the inevitable result of the latter.[[/note]]

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* A Navy crewman once survived being sucked into a jet engine. He survived thanks to his helmet which jammed the engine and caused it to slow down. Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v1Pgpzp88 documentary]] about his survival.[[note]]Do note, however, that this is surviving being sucked ''into'', not ''through'', a jet engine. ChunkySalsaRule The crewman in question got stuck in the air intake and did not contact the engine's moving parts. TurbineBlender is the inevitable result of the latter.[[/note]]


* A Navy crewman once survived being sucked into a jet engine. He survived thanks to his helmet which jammed the engine and caused it to slow down. Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v1Pgpzp88 documentary]] about his survival.

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* A Navy crewman once survived being sucked into a jet engine. He survived thanks to his helmet which jammed the engine and caused it to slow down. Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v1Pgpzp88 documentary]] about his survival.[[note]]Do note, however, that this is surviving being sucked ''into'', not ''through'', a jet engine. ChunkySalsaRule is the inevitable result of the latter.[[/note]]


*** Nathan Winters TheHero survives getting his hand sawed off with a chainsaw by his infected-wife Mia, as well getting his foot lobbed off with a spade by Jack. It's only due the [[HealingHerb first aid chemical]] that he can reattach his limbs at all, also unlike the other RE-protagonists Nathan is a [[BadassNormal normal man]].
*** Mia Winters due to being infected by [[HumanoidAbomination Eveline]] can survive a axe to the neck and even [[ImmuneToBullets a bullet to the skull]].
*** Jack Baker is most indestructible [=RE=] villain since Wesker. Driving into steel spikes and having the car he was driving explode? He just gets back while on fire and puts a gun in his mouth to show Ethan how unkillable he is. Then later Jack and Ethan get in chainsaw duel which ends with Jack getting his upper body destroyed... is that the end? Nope Jack comes back as massive slithering reptile-like monstrosity, and Nathan has to calcify him. That's not not last of Jack as he survives till the End of Zoe [=DlC=] as the [[HumanoidAbomination Swamp Man]] and is only KilledOffForReal when his brother Joe Baker destroys him a PowerFist.

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*** Nathan Ethan Winters TheHero survives getting his hand sawed off with a chainsaw by his infected-wife infected wife Mia, as well getting his foot lobbed off with a spade by Jack. It's only due the [[HealingHerb first aid chemical]] that he can reattach his limbs at all, also unlike the other RE-protagonists Nathan Ethan is a [[BadassNormal normal man]].
*** Mia Winters due to being infected by [[HumanoidAbomination Eveline]] can survive a an axe to the neck and even [[ImmuneToBullets a bullet to the skull]].
*** Jack Baker is most indestructible [=RE=] villain since Wesker. Driving into steel spikes and having the car he was driving explode? He just gets back while on fire and puts a gun in his mouth to show Ethan how unkillable he is. Then later Jack and Ethan get in chainsaw duel which ends with Jack getting his upper body destroyed... is that the end? Nope Nope, Jack comes back as massive slithering reptile-like monstrosity, and Nathan Ethan has to calcify him. That's not not last of Jack as he survives till the End of Zoe [=DlC=] as the [[HumanoidAbomination Swamp Man]] and is only KilledOffForReal when his brother Joe Baker destroys him a PowerFist.


** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_232 United Airlines Flight 232]] was another one. Ground maintenance later admitted that when the flight engineer explained the situation, their first thought was "we're talking to a dead man". The plane did crash (and break up) on landing, but over half of the passengers and crew survived the accident. Similar to the Gimli Glider situation, simulator pilots were able to replicate this feat only with the assistance of the original pilot.
*** While recuperating in the hospital after the accident, one of the pilots from UA 232 saw news footage of a horrific plane crash and immediately had the thought that no one could have survived that. He was stunned to learn that that was footage of his own accident.



** Occasionally, [[SoleSurvivor one person]] or a few people will survive a crash that's officially classified as "unsurvivable".
*** Juliane Koepcke. Your average 17-year-old German girl. On her way to visit her father, her plane crashed. As in broke apart in mid-air. Right over the Amazon Rain Forest. She fell 10,000 feet partially conscious in her seat. It took her several days, but despite her serious injuries, she was the only one to walk out of the jungle alive. She was so tough Creator/WernerHerzog even made a documentary about her.
*** Bahia Bakari was 12 years old when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemenia_Flight_626 the plane she was in]] crashed in the Indian Ocean on approach to its destination. Barely able to swim and without a life vest (to say nothing of being very, very mentally traumatized) she managed to cling to a piece of wreckage for 9 hours before finally being rescued as the sole survivor of the accident.
*** Four-year-old Cecelia Cichan was the sole survivor of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Airlines_Flight_255 another horrific plane crash]]. Investigators speculated that her survival might have been due to her small size, which meant she was more protected by her seat than an adult in a seat of the same size.
*** Played out with tragic consequences in the case of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Airlines_Flight_123 Japan Airlines Flight 123]]. Convinced that no one could have survived the crash, Japanese authorities weren't as expedient in getting to the scene as they might have been. It turned out that a small number of people ''had'' survived the initial impact, but many of those died from their injuries before help arrived. Even then, four people were rescued alive from the wreckage.



* Juliane Koepcke. Your average 17-year-old German girl. On her way to visit her father, her plane crashed. As in broke apart in mid-air. Right over the Amazon Rain Forest. She fell 10,000 feet partially conscious in her seat. It took her several days, but despite her serious injuries, she was the only one to walk out of the jungle alive. She was so tough Creator/WernerHerzog even made a documentary about her.
* Bahia Bakari was 12 years old when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemenia_Flight_626 the plane she was in]] crashed in the Indian Ocean on approach to its destination. Barely able to swim and without a life vest (to say nothing of being very, very mentally traumatized) she managed to cling to a piece of wreckage for 9 hours before finally being rescued as the sole survivor of the accident.


* The 16 survivors who for the most part walked out of North Tower of the World Trade Center after the 110 story building fell to pieces on top of them, most of them were in stairway B (some had to be carried out with relatively minor injuries such as a broken leg)
* A few airplane related miracle survival stories:

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* The 16 survivors who for the most part walked out of North Tower of the World Trade Center after the 110 story building fell to pieces on top of them, most of them were in stairway B (some had to be carried out with relatively minor injuries injuries, such as a broken leg)
* A few airplane related airplane-related miracle survival stories:



** An F-106 Delta Dart got into a (normally unrecoverable) flat spin over Montana. The pilot, knowing the plane was lost, ejected. The force of the ejection knocked the plane out of its spin, and it coasted to a wheels-up landing in a farmfield. It was repaired, continued to fly, and is now in the US Air Force Museum.

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** An F-106 Delta Dart got into a (normally unrecoverable) flat spin over Montana. The pilot, knowing the plane was lost, ejected. The force of the ejection knocked the plane out of its spin, and it coasted to a wheels-up landing in a farmfield.farmer's field. It was repaired, continued to fly, and is now in the US Air Force Museum.



* Juliane Koepcke. Your average 17-year-old German girl. On her way to visit her father her plane crashed. As in broke apart in mid-air. Right over the Amazon Rain Forest. She fell 10,000 feet partially conscious in her seat. It took her several days, but despite her serious injuries, she was the only one to walk out of the jungle alive. She was so tough Creator/WernerHerzog even made a documentary about her.
* Bahia Bakari was 12-years-old when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemenia_Flight_626 the plane she was in]] crashed in the Indian Ocean on approach to its destination. Barely able to swim and without a life vest (to say nothing of very, very mentally traumatized) she managed to cling to a piece of wreckage for 9 hours before finally being rescued as the sole survivor of the accident.

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* Juliane Koepcke. Your average 17-year-old German girl. On her way to visit her father father, her plane crashed. As in broke apart in mid-air. Right over the Amazon Rain Forest. She fell 10,000 feet partially conscious in her seat. It took her several days, but despite her serious injuries, she was the only one to walk out of the jungle alive. She was so tough Creator/WernerHerzog even made a documentary about her.
* Bahia Bakari was 12-years-old 12 years old when [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemenia_Flight_626 the plane she was in]] crashed in the Indian Ocean on approach to its destination. Barely able to swim and without a life vest (to say nothing of being very, very mentally traumatized) she managed to cling to a piece of wreckage for 9 hours before finally being rescued as the sole survivor of the accident.



* A Navy crewman once survived being sucked into a jet engine. He survived thanks to his helmet which ram the engine and caused it to slow down. Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v1Pgpzp88 documentary]] about his survival.

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* A Navy crewman once survived being sucked into a jet engine. He survived thanks to his helmet which ram jammed the engine and caused it to slow down. Here is a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v1Pgpzp88 documentary]] about his survival.


* Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Alkemade Nicholas Alkemade]], 1944. He was a tail gunner of a Lancaster bomber. A night fighter shot the plane in fire, and the pilot gave command to jump. His parachute inside the fuselage caught fire. He decided rather to jump to his death without parachute than burn alive with the doomed bomber. Miraculously, he fell almost five kilometres into pine trees which slowed down his downfall, and he survived with bruises and broken bones. The Germans who captured him did not first believe him, but when they found the wreck of the bomber, they believed him and wrote him a certificate of what happened.
* Richard Hammond from ''Series/TopGear''. In September 2006 the rocket-propelled jet car he was driving blew a tire at 288 mph, rolled off the runway and came to a halt upside down. Hammond was conscious within minutes, up and talking within 24 hours, out of the hospital in five weeks, and back on the show by January. FridgeHorror sets in when you learn that what saved him was his height-if he had been only a few inches taller, he would have had brain damage or decapitation-and that the taller James May was supposed to drive the car.

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* Sergeant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Alkemade Nicholas Alkemade]], 1944. He was a tail gunner of a Lancaster bomber. A night fighter shot the plane in fire, and the pilot gave command to jump. His parachute inside the fuselage caught fire. He decided rather to jump to his death without a parachute rather than burn alive with the doomed bomber. Miraculously, he fell almost five kilometres into pine trees which slowed down his downfall, fall, and he survived with bruises and broken bones. The Germans who captured him did not at first believe him, but when they found the wreck of the bomber, they believed him and wrote him a certificate of what happened.
* Richard Hammond from ''Series/TopGear''. In September 2006 2006, the rocket-propelled jet car he was driving blew a tire at 288 mph, rolled off the runway and came to a halt upside down. Hammond was conscious within minutes, up and talking within 24 hours, out of the hospital in five weeks, and back on the show by January. FridgeHorror sets in when you learn that what saved him was his height-if he had been only a few inches taller, he would have had brain damage or decapitation-and that the taller James May was supposed to drive the car.


** BigBad Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} was practically guaranteed to return when Batman foolishly declared "Nothing could have survived that, not even Darkseid" after the villain's apparent death by planet-sized explosion. Superman provided a little LampshadeHanging by immediately quipping "You know something Bruce? You're not always right." The ''Unlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS3E12Alive Alive!]]" provided the shocking twist that [[spoiler: Darkseid '''''didn't''''' survive. But since he came BackFromTheDead, the end result is the same regardless]].

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** BigBad Comicbook/{{Darkseid}} was practically guaranteed to return when Batman foolishly declared "Nothing could have survived that, not even Darkseid" after the villain's apparent death by planet-sized explosion. Superman provided a little LampshadeHanging by immediately quipping "You know something Bruce? You're not always right." The ''Unlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS3E12Alive Alive!]]" provided the shocking twist that [[spoiler: Darkseid '''''didn't''''' survive. But since he came BackFromTheDead, the end result is the same regardless]].regardless.]]



** At least Batman's smarter this time: "I doubt either of them (Darkseid or Luthor) died." According to Creator/DwayneMcDuffie, [[spoiler:Batman's half right. Darkseid and Luthor are still alive...as part of the Source Wall. They're not coming back]].

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** At least Batman's smarter this time: "I doubt either of them (Darkseid or Luthor) died." According to Creator/DwayneMcDuffie, [[spoiler:Batman's half right. Darkseid and Luthor are still alive...as part of the Source Wall. They're not coming back]].back.]]


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* Lampshaded in an old issue of ''Comicbook/NewMutants'' after Sunspot hurled the ancient mutant Selene into a lava pit and caved it in behind her to the horror of his teammates. After seeing a sword plunged into her chest without slowing her down, he was inclined to take her claim that [[NighInvulnerability she could not die by mortal means]] at face value.

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* Lampshaded in an old issue of ''Comicbook/NewMutants'' after Sunspot ComicBook/{{Sunspot}} hurled the ancient mutant Selene into a lava pit and caved it in behind her to the horror of his teammates. After seeing a sword plunged into her chest without slowing her down, he was inclined to take her claim that [[NighInvulnerability she could not die by mortal means]] at face value.



** Of all the X-Men ComicBook/{{Iceman}} even more so than Wolverine is the king of this trope. Every major X-Men event (at least after the full extent of his ice powers were revealed) has him at some point being crushed, melted or destroyed but due to being one of the 10 or so most powerful mutants always comes back. He once exploded in his human form, came back as gas, from gas turned to steam, from steam water vapor, from vapor to melted ice, until he finally solidified as flesh.

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** Of all the X-Men ComicBook/{{Iceman}} even more so than Wolverine Franchise/{{Wolverine}} is the king of this trope. Every major X-Men event (at least after the full extent of his ice powers were revealed) has him at some point being crushed, melted or destroyed but due to being one of the 10 or so most powerful mutants always comes back. He once exploded in his human form, came back as gas, from gas turned to steam, from steam water vapor, from vapor to melted ice, until he finally solidified as flesh.



* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'': Raphael mocks the idea of Shredder having survived his "half gainer right into the back of a garbage truck" at the climax of the first movie; Shredder not only survived the fall, but also being compacted. Subverted at the end: [[spoiler: Super Shredder wrecks a pier, bringing the whole structure down on himself and the Turtles. The Turtles see his hand emerge from the wreckage, and Raphael exclaims, "Nobody coulda survived that!" The hand then falls, indicating that Shredder has, in fact, died this time]].

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* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'': Raphael mocks the idea of Shredder having survived his "half gainer right into the back of a garbage truck" at the climax of [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles the first movie; movie]]; Shredder not only survived the fall, but also being compacted. Subverted at the end: [[spoiler: Super Shredder wrecks a pier, bringing the whole structure down on himself and the Turtles. The Turtles see his hand emerge from the wreckage, and Raphael exclaims, "Nobody coulda survived that!" The hand then falls, indicating that Shredder has, in fact, died this time]].



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** Invoked when talking about the creation of TheIncredibleHulk in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''.
-->'''Tony Stark''': Hey, I've read all about your accident. That much gamma exposure should have killed you.
-->'''Bruce Banner''': So you're saying that the Hulk... [[ComicBook/TheHulk the other guy]]... saved my life?
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' has equal or perhaps greater survivability, than The Hulk considering the amount crap he's walked away from everything from merely falling from the Helicarrier and smashing into the Earth to tanking the full force of a re-ignited star. It's less SuperToughness with Thor with more like NighInvulnerability.
*** Thor's brother Loki also invokes this with his mutiple [[FakingTheDead fake-out deaths]], [[spoiler: only to be KilledOffForReal in first few minutes of Infinity War]].
** Captain America was thought to be “Missing in Action” after [[HeroicSacrifice crashing]] the HYDRA plane in the ice in the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger The First Avenger]]. So it was a shock for the S.H.I.E.L.D agents to discover Steve was still kicking after 70+ years as the human popsicle.

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** Invoked when talking about the creation of TheIncredibleHulk the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''.
-->'''Tony --->'''Tony Stark''': Hey, I've read all about your accident. That much gamma exposure should have killed you.
-->'''Bruce
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Banner''': So you're saying that the Hulk... [[ComicBook/TheHulk [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk the other guy]]... saved my life?
** ''Film/{{Thor}}'' Film/{{Thor}} has equal or perhaps greater survivability, than The Hulk considering the amount crap he's walked away from everything from merely falling from the Helicarrier and smashing into the Earth to tanking the full force of a re-ignited star. It's less SuperToughness with Thor with more like NighInvulnerability.
*** Thor's brother Loki ComicBook/{{Loki}} also invokes this with his mutiple [[FakingTheDead fake-out deaths]], [[spoiler: only to be KilledOffForReal in first few minutes of Infinity War]].
** Captain America ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was thought to be “Missing in Action” after [[HeroicSacrifice crashing]] the HYDRA plane in the ice in the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger The First Avenger]].Avenger]]''. So it was a shock for the S.H.I.E.L.D agents to discover Steve was still kicking after 70+ years as the human popsicle.



** ''Film/DoctorStrange'' invoked this before he even becomes a sorcerer surviving a brutal car crash which only gravely injuries his hands. Still a CareerEndingInjury since Strange was acclaimed surgeon.
** ''Film/BlackPanther'' is stabbed and thrown off a waterfall by Killmonger, and is still alive when fishermen find him much later. Worth noting T'challa was BroughtDownToNormal before his duel with Killmonger, it's likely due to Wakandain spiritualism that he is only "[[Film/ThePrincessBride mostly dead]]" to speak.
** Thanos GreaterScopeVillain plus HeroKiller of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' is virtually impossible to kill and only becomes [[InvincibleVillain more so]] as the movie goes on. Iron Man dropping a building sized massive pillar on him? Shrugs it off, Starlord's bombs and Dr Strange's magic? Barely fazes him. [[spoiler: Not even Thor's [[AnAxetoGrind super "Stormbringer" axe]] could kill him and he pulled it out of his chest like it was a rose thorn]].

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** ''Film/DoctorStrange'' Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}} invoked this before he even becomes a sorcerer surviving a brutal car crash which only gravely injuries his hands. Still a CareerEndingInjury since Strange was acclaimed surgeon.
** ''Film/BlackPanther'' Film/{{Black Panther|2018}} is stabbed and thrown off a waterfall by Killmonger, and is still alive when fishermen find him much later. Worth noting T'challa was BroughtDownToNormal before his duel with Killmonger, it's likely due to Wakandain spiritualism that he is only "[[Film/ThePrincessBride mostly dead]]" to speak.
** Thanos ComicBook/{{Thanos}}, GreaterScopeVillain plus HeroKiller of ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'' ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar'', is virtually impossible to kill and only becomes [[InvincibleVillain more so]] as the movie goes on. Iron Man dropping a building sized massive pillar on him? Shrugs it off, Starlord's bombs and Dr Strange's magic? Barely fazes him. [[spoiler: Not even Thor's [[AnAxetoGrind super "Stormbringer" axe]] could kill him and he pulled it out of his chest like it was a rose thorn]]. thorn.]]



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Drusilla was supposedly killed by an angry mob in Prague. Buffy notes they don't make angry mobs like they used to.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Drusilla was supposedly killed by [[TorchesAndPitchforks an angry mob mob]] in Prague. Buffy notes they don't make angry mobs like they used to.



** As for Undertaker himself, in January 1998 he was sealed in a coffin before heel Paul Bearer and his lackey {{ProfessionalWrestling/Kane}} set the casket on fire, although the trope was averted when – expecting to see a burned corpse – Bearer opened the badly charred casket only to find it empty (he really should have known by then that Taker knows how to escape a locked casket); he'd later learn that Taker had somehow escaped before the casket was set on fire.

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** As for Undertaker himself, in January 1998 he was sealed in a coffin before heel Paul Bearer Wrestling/PaulBearer and his lackey {{ProfessionalWrestling/Kane}} {{Wrestling/Kane}} set the casket on fire, although the trope was averted when – expecting to see a burned corpse – Bearer opened the badly charred casket only to find it empty (he really should have known by then that Taker knows how to escape a locked casket); he'd later learn that Taker had somehow escaped before the casket was set on fire.



** [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Mr. McMahon]] was supposed to have "died" in a limosuine explosion in 2007, before eventually leading to a storyline where [=McMahon=] is shown to have survived. The storyline arc was aborted upon the real-life death of Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Vince was forced to explain the events surrounding Benoit's death to the TV audience.

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** [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Mr. McMahon]] was supposed to have "died" in a limosuine limousine explosion in 2007, before eventually leading to a storyline where [=McMahon=] is shown to have survived. The storyline arc was aborted upon the real-life death of Wrestling/ChrisBenoit and Vince was forced to explain the events surrounding Benoit's death to the TV audience.



* Liquid Snake, chief antagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', is the most prominent example in the series. He goes down with his flaming Mi-24 Hind-D after it eats several Stinger missiles and Solid Snake watches it go down. Snake gets slightly suspicious later on when he finds a parachute caught in a tree ("No way, he'd be sliced up faster than an onion in an infomercial..." since the Mi-24 doesn't have an ejection system), and sure enough he comes back for more. He pilots the Metal Gear REX against Snake at the climax of the game and eats several MORE Stingers, this time into the open cockpit. He then fistfights his brother on the back of REX and gets thrown off. He gets into a Jeep and pursues Snake during his escape, taking heavy machine gun fire all the while. When both Jeeps crash, Liquid hauls himself toward Snake, FAMAS in hand and covered in blood. He finally keels over from a FOXDIE-induced heart attack. And ''then'' he comes back by possessing Revolver Ocelot through his transplanted forearm in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''. [[spoiler: Actually scratch that last one, Liquid wasn’t actually possessioning Ocelot who just thought he was even though Liquid was long dead]].

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* Liquid Snake, chief antagonist of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', is the most prominent example in the series. He goes down with his flaming Mi-24 Hind-D after it eats several Stinger missiles and Solid Snake watches it go down. Snake gets slightly suspicious later on when he finds a parachute caught in a tree ("No way, he'd be sliced up faster than an onion in an infomercial..." since the Mi-24 doesn't have an ejection system), and sure enough he comes back for more. He pilots the Metal Gear REX against Snake at the climax of the game and eats several MORE Stingers, this time into the open cockpit. He then fistfights his brother on the back of REX and gets thrown off. He gets into a Jeep and pursues Snake during his escape, taking heavy machine gun fire all the while. When both Jeeps crash, Liquid hauls himself toward Snake, FAMAS in hand and covered in blood. He finally keels over from a FOXDIE-induced heart attack. And ''then'' he comes back by possessing Revolver Ocelot through his transplanted forearm in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|SonsOfLiberty}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}''. [[spoiler: Actually scratch that last one, Liquid wasn’t actually possessioning possessing Ocelot who just thought he was even though Liquid was long dead]].dead.]]



*** Can't forget Sephiroth getting run though by Cloud and thrown into the Mako reactor and only to come back [[PhysicalGod stronger]].

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*** Can't forget Also Sephiroth getting run though by Cloud and thrown into the Mako reactor and only to come back [[PhysicalGod stronger]].



* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'': It's assumed that the Black Knight was killed in ''Path of Radiance'' when Nasir [[strike:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim drops a bridge]]]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim collapses Nados Castle on him]], although they NeverFoundTheBody when they examined the ruins. He comes back in ''Radiant Dawn'', revealing that [[HesJustHiding he was just hiding]] for the past three years.

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'': It's assumed that the Black Knight was killed in ''Path of Radiance'' when Nasir [[strike:[[DroppedABridgeOnHim drops a bridge]]]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim collapses Nados Castle on him]], although they NeverFoundTheBody when they examined the ruins. He comes back in ''Radiant Dawn'', revealing that [[HesJustHiding he was just hiding]] for the past three years.



* In ''VideoGame/FromRussiaWithLove'', a rather egregious example is displayed with Red Grant, a killer hired by the terrorist organization Octopus. After a boss fight where Bond delivers copious quantities of lead, Mr. Grant falls to a nearby set of train tracks, mere seconds before a train shows up at full speed. But when Bond infiltrates Octopus's lair during the last mission, who is the final boss Why, Mr Grant, of course, sneering at Bond : "You should have made sure I was dead!"

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* In ''VideoGame/FromRussiaWithLove'', ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'', a rather egregious example is displayed with Red Grant, a killer hired by the terrorist organization Octopus. After a boss fight where Bond delivers copious quantities of lead, Mr. Grant falls to a nearby set of train tracks, mere seconds before a train shows up at full speed. But when Bond infiltrates Octopus's lair during the last mission, who is the final boss Why, Mr Grant, of course, sneering at Bond : "You should have made sure I was dead!"



* [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 The earlier Ninja Turtle]]s cartoon had a rare moment of Genre Savvy during the Eye of Sarnoth arc in Season Two. When Shredder gets his hands on both the Eye and a device called the Synothometer, Donatello points out that the latter was designed to destroy the former in a massive explosion when the two come in contact. When the big kaboom comes, the Turtles have this conversation.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 The earlier Ninja Turtle]]s Turtles]] cartoon had a rare moment of Genre Savvy during the Eye of Sarnoth arc in Season Two. When Shredder gets his hands on both the Eye and a device called the Synothometer, Donatello points out that the latter was designed to destroy the former in a massive explosion when the two come in contact. When the big kaboom comes, the Turtles have this conversation.



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* Frankie from ''Videogame/GunsGoreAndCanolli'' survives being thrown from a zeppelin into a cloud of zombie virus. In the sequel Vinny throws him in a giant meatgrinder to make sure he doesn't come back.

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