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* Creator/JamesDoohan was hit by a burst of friendly fire during World War II. One of the bullets took off a finger. Another one struck him in the chest, where it was stopped by his silver cigarette case.

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* Creator/JamesDoohan was hit by a burst of friendly fire during World War II.II, taking six bullets total. One of the bullets took off a finger. Another one struck him in the chest, chest near his heart, where it was stopped by his silver cigarette case.case that was given to him by his brother.


* Played for laughs in ''Anime/CrossAnge''. After Momoka gets shot by the BigBad(then knocked off a cliff by a bus, which [[EveryCarIsAPinto naturally explodes]]), she shows up alive in the following episode. When a shocked Ange asks how the hell she survived, Momoka reaches into her blouse and pulls out a frying pan with a bullet in it. No that ''doesn't'' explain how she survived everything else, that's the joke.

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* Played for laughs in ''Anime/CrossAnge''. After Momoka gets shot by the BigBad(then knocked off a cliff by a bus, which [[EveryCarIsAPinto naturally explodes]]), she shows up alive in the following episode. When a shocked Ange asks how the hell she survived, Momoka [[VictoriasSecretCompartment reaches into her blouse blouse]] and pulls out a cast-iron frying pan with a bullet in it. No that ''doesn't'' explain how she survived everything else, else(or ''why'' she's carrying a frying pan, or how the hell [[{{Hammerspace}} it fit in there]]), that's the joke.

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-->'''Bender:''' Too bad he didn't have his ''own'' Bible.


** Same continuity, different occurrence in the ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnlineAlternativeGunGaleOnline'' spin-off. In Sword Art Online and games developed from it's engine something are coded as "Immortal Objects", meaning they can't be destroyed. One such item is the "Satellite Scan Terminal" in Gun Gale Online's Bullet of Bullet and Squad Jam tournaments. At least until [[spoiler: [=LLEN=]]] uses one to enact this trope allowing her to avoid getting killed. [[ObviousRulePatch The Scan Terminal ceases to be an Immortal Object after that]]

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** Same continuity, different occurrence in the ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnlineAlternativeGunGaleOnline'' spin-off. * ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnlineAlternativeGunGaleOnline'': In Sword Art Online and games developed from it's engine something its engine, some things are coded as "Immortal Objects", meaning they can't be destroyed. One such item is the "Satellite Scan Terminal" in Gun Gale Online's Bullet of Bullet and Squad Jam tournaments. At least until [[spoiler: [=LLEN=]]] uses one survives a full clip to enact this trope allowing the heart because she had her to avoid getting killed. Scan Terminal in her breast pocket. [[ObviousRulePatch The In the next game, the Scan Terminal ceases to be is no longer an Immortal Object after that]]Object]].

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* ''ComicBook/RoughRiders'': When General Linares shoots Annie Oakley, the bullet is stopped by a hip flask (a gift from Wild Bill Hickcock) that she has [[VictoriasSecretCompartment stuffed down her cleavage]].


** Done in the bonus OVA ''Yet Another Man's Battlefield'', with Mustang surviving because his state alchemist pocketwatch stopped the bullet.

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** Done in the bonus OVA ''Yet Another Man's Battlefield'', with Mustang surviving because his state alchemist pocketwatch pocket watch stopped the bullet.



* In a pinch, Rin Asougi of ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses a hotel Bible to block a bullet from an assassin's small calibur, silenced pistol. And then dug out the bullet and threw it into the assassin's face, blinding her in one eye.

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* In a pinch, Rin Asougi of ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' uses a hotel Bible to block a bullet from an assassin's small calibur, caliber, silenced pistol. And then dug out the bullet and threw it into the assassin's face, blinding her in one eye.



* In the first episode of ''Anime/RODTheTV'', the paper sisters are flying alongside Nenene's plane, trying to save the author from an assassin. The youngest pokes her head out to look in windows, and we see the assassin shoot at the girl a few times, breaking windows of the airplane. The girl ducks back into the paper beast, readying her rescue attempt, and, after Nenene is saved, reveals the signed copy of Nenene's book, with a huge bullet hole through the cover, digging down through most of the book. She then says, "You need to write thicker books, my defense isn't so good..." Subverted as the Paper Sisters have control over the elemental powers of paper, and use loose sheets of paper to stop bombs exploding, amongst other things.

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* In the first episode of ''Anime/RODTheTV'', the paper sisters are flying alongside Nenene's plane, trying to save the author from an assassin. The youngest pokes her head out to look in windows, and we see the assassin shoot at the girl a few times, breaking windows of the airplane. The girl ducks back into the paper beast, readying her rescue attempt, and, after Nenene is saved, reveals the signed copy of Nenene's book, with a huge bullet hole through the cover, digging down through most of the book. She then says, "You need to write thicker books, my defense isn't so good..." Subverted as the Paper Sisters have control over the elemental powers of paper, and use loose sheets of paper to stop bombs exploding, amongst among other things.



* A sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' focused on [[{{Ninja}} Sanpei]] has him confronting a villain named Capriccio, who is part of Team Cipher. He takes his kunai and stabs him in the chest with it. Sanpei drops himself on the ground and plays dead until Capriccio leaves, revealing that a scroll he was keeping in his chest pouch saved him.

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* A sidestory side story of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' focused on [[{{Ninja}} Sanpei]] has him confronting a villain named Capriccio, who is part of Team Cipher. He takes his kunai and stabs him in the chest with it. Sanpei drops himself on the ground and plays dead until Capriccio leaves, revealing that a scroll he was keeping in his chest pouch saved him.



-->'''Ben:''' It's alright, officer... he got me in the prune.
* In ''Film/RecklessKelly'', an assassin sent by the villain shoots the hero in the chest with a stupidly big gun, and the bullet is stopped by the tacky oversized crucifix the hero had been wearing as part of a costume for a B-movie he was acting in.

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-->'''Ben:''' It's alright, all right, officer... he got me in the prune.
* In ''Film/RecklessKelly'', an assassin sent by the villain shoots the hero in the chest with a stupidly big gun, and the bullet is stopped by the tacky oversized crucifix the hero had been wearing as part of a costume for a B-movie in which he was acting in.acting.



'''Bobby:''' I'm in this firefight, this trooper, always carried a bible next to his heart, we used to mock him. That bible stopped a bullet.\\

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'''Bobby:''' I'm in this firefight, this trooper, always carried a bible Bible next to his heart, we used to mock him. That bible Bible stopped a bullet.\\



'''Bobby:''' Hand to God, that bible stopped a bullet, would've ruined that fucker's heart. And had he had another bible in front of his face, that man would be alive today.
* The German western parody ''Film/DerSchuhDesManitu'' has a character saved by a gingerbread heart, that is at least 10 years old and has become hard as rock.

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'''Bobby:''' Hand to God, that bible Bible stopped a bullet, would've ruined that fucker's heart. And had he had another bible Bible in front of his face, that man would be alive today.
* The German western parody ''Film/DerSchuhDesManitu'' has a character saved by a gingerbread heart, that which is at least 10 years old and has become hard as rock.



* In Creator/TheAsylum's ''Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes'', Holmes is saved from Miss Ivory's bullet by his tobacco case. This is a call back to Thorpe's early comment that Sherlock's tobacco habit would be deleterious to his health.

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* In Creator/TheAsylum's ''Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes'', Holmes is saved from Miss Ivory's bullet by his tobacco case. This is a call back {{call back}} to Thorpe's early comment that Sherlock's tobacco habit would be deleterious to his health.



* ''Film/TrickRTreat'': When Sam tries to stab Me. Kreeg with a sharpened lollypop, the lollypop impales a candy bar that had fallen on his chest. Sam takes this as an offering and leaves Kreeg alive.

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* ''Film/TrickRTreat'': When Sam tries to stab Me. Kreeg with a sharpened lollypop, lollipop, the lollypop lollipop impales a candy bar that had fallen on his chest. Sam takes this as an offering and leaves Kreeg alive.



* ''Literature/{{Clue}}'': At the end of book 5, Mr. Boddy is stabbed in the chest by [[spoiler:Miss Scarlet]]... the introduction of book 6 reveals that he wasn't hurt a bit because the Knife was stopped by his "custom-made, titanium-lined, mega-million sized" wallet.

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* ''Literature/{{Clue}}'': At the end of book 5, Mr. Boddy is stabbed in the chest by [[spoiler:Miss Scarlet]]... but the introduction of book 6 reveals that he wasn't hurt a bit because the Knife was stopped by his "custom-made, titanium-lined, mega-million sized" wallet.



* In the Literature/MatthewHawkwood novel ''Resurrectionist'' by James [=McGee=], what should have been a killing thrust from Colonel Hyde's SwordCane deflects of the tipstaff Hawkwood carries inside his coat. This buys Hawkwood enough time to draw the tipsatff and start defending himself properly.

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* In the Literature/MatthewHawkwood novel ''Resurrectionist'' by James [=McGee=], what should have been a killing thrust from Colonel Hyde's SwordCane deflects of off the tipstaff Hawkwood carries inside his coat. This buys Hawkwood enough time to draw the tipsatff and start defending himself properly.



** In the second season, there's a scene where Blackadder and Percy are practicing archery with a target held by Baldrick. Blackadder psyches out Percy, who slips and accidentally fires an arrow into Baldrick's groin. Baldrick comments fortunately his "willy" prevented the arrow from going into his body.

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** In the second season, there's a scene where Blackadder and Percy are practicing archery with a target held by Baldrick. Blackadder psyches out Percy, who slips and accidentally fires an arrow into Baldrick's groin. Baldrick comments fortunately that fortunately, his "willy" prevented the arrow from going into his body.



** They tested normal everyday items like a book, a deck of cards, and a Zippo lighter and showed that they were all ineffective at stopping bullets. They also tested police/sheriff badges (outcome depends on how the badge is made -- they put holes in two test badges, but the third type stopped a handgun round). In another episode, they tried the same with knives. A book, or a thick pile of paper (eg. money) can save you. It takes about 60 or so sheets thick to stop the hardest hit the build team managed.

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** They tested normal everyday items like a book, a deck of cards, and a Zippo lighter and showed that they were all ineffective at stopping bullets. They also tested police/sheriff badges (outcome depends on how the badge is made -- they put holes in two test badges, but the third type stopped a handgun round). In another episode, they tried the same with knives. A book, or a thick pile of paper (eg. money) (e.g. money), can save you. It takes about 60 or so sheets thick to stop the hardest hit the build team managed.



* At the end the first part of the SciFi channel miniseries ''Series/TinMan,'' [[spoiler:Wyatt Cain]] and [[spoiler:Zero]] engage in a conversation of great revelation, with a side of epic battle, which ends with [[spoiler:Zero]] trying to put a bullet through [[spoiler:Cain]]'s chest which is conveniently stopped [[spoiler:by his long lost son's [[MementoMacGuffin small toy horse]]]]. The shot retains enough force to knock him backwards [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]] and into a frozen lake. He survives anyway.

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* At the end the first part of the SciFi channel miniseries ''Series/TinMan,'' [[spoiler:Wyatt Cain]] and [[spoiler:Zero]] engage in a conversation of great revelation, with a side of epic battle, which ends with [[spoiler:Zero]] trying to put a bullet through [[spoiler:Cain]]'s chest which chest. This is conveniently stopped [[spoiler:by his long lost son's [[MementoMacGuffin small toy horse]]]]. The shot retains enough force to knock him backwards [[DestinationDefenestration through a window]] and into a frozen lake. He survives anyway.



* Lampshaded in ''Series/RaisingHope'': when Burt becomes a BountyHunter, he reassures Virginia that until he's earned enough money for a BulletProofVest, he'll wear a ''fishing'' vest with the pockets filled with flasks and bibles.

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/RaisingHope'': when Burt becomes a BountyHunter, he reassures Virginia that until he's earned enough money for a BulletProofVest, he'll wear a ''fishing'' vest with the pockets filled with flasks and bibles.Bibles.



** In "The Midas Touch", smuggler Hong Kong Harry is shot by an assassin to prevent him from reaching a meeting. He is saved because he is wearing a quarter of a million dollars worth of gold dust inside a FatSuit.
** In "Faces", Steed is saved when his doppelgänger's bullet hits the pocket watch given to him minutes earlier by his best friend's widow.
** In "K is for Kill: Tiger by the Tail", Steed is saved by because he is a gentleman. Although he doesn't smoke, he carries a cigarette case for those of his friends who do, and an assassin's bullet strikes the cigarette case.
* ''Series/NewTricks'': Ted Case's lucky charm is a cigarette case that stopped a bullet and saved his life (or so he claims - Sasha keeps pointing out that the bullet [[AvertedTrope went straight through the case]] and he spent months in hospital, while Ted maintains that if the case hadn't slowed the round down, he'd have died). He goes into a mild panic when he loses it in "Life Expectancy".

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** In "The Midas Touch", Touch," smuggler Hong Kong Harry is shot by an assassin to prevent him from reaching a meeting. He is saved because he is wearing a quarter of a million dollars dollars' worth of gold dust inside a FatSuit.
** In "Faces", "Faces," Steed is saved when his doppelgänger's bullet hits the pocket watch given to him minutes earlier by his best friend's widow.
** In "K is for Kill: Tiger by the Tail", Tail," Steed is saved by because he is a gentleman. Although he doesn't smoke, he carries a cigarette case for those of his friends who do, and an assassin's bullet strikes the cigarette case.
* ''Series/NewTricks'': Ted Case's lucky charm is a cigarette case that stopped a bullet and saved his life (or so he claims - Sasha keeps pointing out that the bullet [[AvertedTrope went straight through the case]] and he spent months in hospital, while Ted maintains that if the case hadn't slowed the round down, he'd have died). He goes into a mild panic when he loses it in "Life Expectancy".Expectancy."



* In the female protagonist's route of the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' PSP remake, [[spoiler:maxing Shinjiro's social link will save his life thanks to a pocketwatch, although he remains in a coma until after the final battle]].

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* In the female protagonist's route of the ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' PSP remake, [[spoiler:maxing Shinjiro's social link will save his life thanks to a pocketwatch, pocket watch, although he remains in a coma until after the final battle]].



* In ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'' [[spoiler: Elisabeth is shot by Napoleon, but her life is saved thanks to the bullet bouncing off a locket with Marie's picture]].

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* In ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure'' ''VideoGame/RhythmThiefAndTheEmperorsTreasure,'' [[spoiler: Elisabeth is shot by Napoleon, but her life is saved thanks to the bullet bouncing off a locket with Marie's picture]].



** In a 1940s-era cartoon, Bluto pretended to be Franchise/{{Superman}} in order to woo Olive Oyl. Popeye and "Superman" have a one-upsmanship contest culminating in shooting each other with a Thompson submachine gun. Popeye is left for dead, then slowly gets to his feet, reaches into his sailor suit, and pulls out the can of spinach that has been in front of his chest, now riddled with bullet holes. He gives a Popeye chuckle, and says "Saved by me spinach!"

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** In a 1940s-era cartoon, Bluto pretended to be Franchise/{{Superman}} in order to woo Olive Oyl. Popeye and "Superman" have a one-upsmanship contest culminating in shooting each other with a Thompson submachine sub-machine gun. Popeye is left for dead, then slowly gets to his feet, reaches into his sailor suit, and pulls out the can of spinach that has been in front of his chest, now riddled with bullet holes. He gives a Popeye chuckle, and says says, "Saved by me spinach!"



* Rudyard Kipling was sent a copy of his book ''Literature/{{Kim}}'' (368 pages), complete with bullethole stopping only at the last 20 pages, together with the Cross awarded the soldier who owned it. He later became said soldier's son's godfather.
* When author Creator/JoeHaldeman was serving in Vietnam he knew a soldier whose life was saved by a pocket dictionary that stopped a bullet. Later Haldeman saw that the story had been written up in Stars and Stripes (a newspaper that serves the U.S. Armed Forces). In the story the dictionary had been changed to a Bible, and it was claimed that the word the bullet had stopped on was "peace."

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* Rudyard Kipling was sent a copy of his book ''Literature/{{Kim}}'' (368 pages), complete with bullethole bullet hole stopping only at the last 20 pages, together with the Cross awarded to the soldier who owned it. He later became said soldier's son's godfather.
* When author Creator/JoeHaldeman was serving in Vietnam he knew a soldier whose life was saved by a pocket dictionary that stopped a bullet. Later Haldeman saw that the story had been written up in Stars ''Stars and Stripes Stripes'' (a newspaper that serves the U.S. Armed Forces). In the story story,, the dictionary had been changed to a Bible, and it was claimed that the word the bullet had stopped on was "peace."



* Prince (later King) Hussein of Jordan survived the assassination of his grandfather King Abdullah I at Friday prayers in 1952 when a bullet bounced off of a medal that the King made him wear on his shirt.

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* Prince (later King) Hussein of Jordan survived the assassination of his grandfather grandfather, King Abdullah I I, at Friday prayers in 1952 when a bullet bounced off of a medal that the King made him wear on his shirt.



** Ironically, Chamberlain was later hit in almost the same spot at siege of Petersburg. That time he'd already drawn his sword and the bullet punched through his pelvis, nearly killing him. Later at the Battle of Quaker Road, he was hit by yet another bullet that went through his horse's neck, a bible and a framed picture of his wife in his breast pocket, wounding but not killing him. He appeared to onlookers to have been shot directly through the chest, but instead the bullet after being deflected by the picture frame pierced his skin but skirted around his ribs before exiting his back. His men called him "Bloody Chamberlain" not because he was bloodthirsty but because he kept getting hit - six times in all over the course of the war. All those wounds would eventually catch up with him, but not until much later in life. When he died 1914 at the age of 85, the medical examination revealed that he died not of old age but of complications from the wound he suffered at Petersburg ''fifty years earlier''. As a result he's considered the very last casualty of the Civil War.

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** Ironically, Chamberlain was later hit in almost the same spot at siege of Petersburg. That time he'd already drawn his sword and the bullet punched through his pelvis, nearly killing him. Later at the Battle of Quaker Road, he was hit by yet another bullet that went through his horse's neck, a bible and a framed picture of his wife in his breast pocket, wounding but not killing him. He appeared to onlookers to have been shot directly through the chest, but instead the bullet after being deflected by the picture frame pierced his skin but skirted around his ribs before exiting his back. His men called him "Bloody Chamberlain" Chamberlain," not because he was bloodthirsty but because he kept getting hit - six times in all over the course of the war. All those wounds would eventually catch up with him, but not until much later in life. When he died 1914 at the age of 85, the medical examination revealed that he died not of old age but of complications from the wound he suffered at Petersburg ''fifty years earlier''. As a result result, he's considered the very last casualty of the Civil War.



* Cellphones seem to be rather good for this:

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Blue would have been killed off by a RazorWind aimed at his heart had it not been blocked by a pendant given to him by Professor Oak/his Grandpa.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Blue would have been killed off by a RazorWind aimed at his heart had it not been blocked by a pendant given to him by his grandfather, Professor Oak/his Grandpa.Oak.

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* ''Series/HecRamsey'': In "The Century Turns", Hec blocks a bullet with the brass-bound trunk that holds his portable crime lab.


* In ''Film/BringingDownTheHouse'', Charlene is saved by Peter's titanium-cased phone in her bra when her ex-boyfriend Widow is revealed as TheBigBad and shoots her. The impact is still bad enough to have briefly knocked her out and she wakes up groaning loudly about how much it hurt.

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* In ''Film/BringingDownTheHouse'', Charlene is saved by Peter's titanium-cased phone in her bra when her ex-boyfriend Widow is revealed as TheBigBad the BigBad and shoots her. The impact is still bad enough to have briefly knocked her out and she wakes up groaning loudly about how much it hurt.


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* In the first ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie with Michael Keaton, the Joker shoots Bruce Wayne in the chest at close range with a small pistol. Luckily Bruce had hidden a metal tray under his jacket in the scene before expecting just this (good thing the Joker didn't shoot for the head). There's a reason it's called a BatmanGambit.

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* In the first ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie ''Film/Batman1989'' with Michael Keaton, the Joker shoots Bruce Wayne in the chest at close range with a small pistol. Luckily Bruce had hidden a metal tray under his jacket in the scene before expecting just this (good thing the Joker didn't shoot for the head). There's a reason it's called a BatmanGambit.


* Zigzagged in ''Literature/TheLandOfStories'', in Connor's short story ''Starbordia'' , [[spoiler: Admiral Jacobson]] is shot by Smoky-Sails Sam. [[spoiler: He is saved by the [[ChekhovsGun massive ruby briefly discussed earlier.]]]] Zigzagge in that Connor already knew that it was going to happen, but didn't tell anyone.

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* Zigzagged Invoked in ''Literature/TheLandOfStories'', in Connor's short story ''Starbordia'' , [[spoiler: Admiral Jacobson]] is shot by Smoky-Sails Sam. [[spoiler: He is saved by the [[ChekhovsGun massive ruby briefly discussed earlier.]]]] Zigzagge Invoked in that Connor already knew that it was going to happen, but didn't tell anyone.actually ''wrote'' the trope into the story.


* I ''Literature/TheLandOfStories'', in Connor's short story ''Starbordia'' , [[spoiler: Admiral Jacobson]] is shot by Smoky-Sails Sam. [[spoiler: He is saved by the [[ChekhovsGun massive ruby briefly discussed earlier.]]]]

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* I Zigzagged in ''Literature/TheLandOfStories'', in Connor's short story ''Starbordia'' , [[spoiler: Admiral Jacobson]] is shot by Smoky-Sails Sam. [[spoiler: He is saved by the [[ChekhovsGun massive ruby briefly discussed earlier.]]]]]]]] Zigzagge in that Connor already knew that it was going to happen, but didn't tell anyone.

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* I ''Literature/TheLandOfStories'', in Connor's short story ''Starbordia'' , [[spoiler: Admiral Jacobson]] is shot by Smoky-Sails Sam. [[spoiler: He is saved by the [[ChekhovsGun massive ruby briefly discussed earlier.]]]]


** This soldier in WWI had his position given away by the clink of six coins in his pocket. [[https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/world/wwi-coins-save-soldier-trnd/ The bullet then deflected off of those same coins]].

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** * This soldier in WWI had his position given away by the clink of six coins in his pocket. [[https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/world/wwi-coins-save-soldier-trnd/ The bullet then deflected off of those same coins]].

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