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* ''LetsPlay/AScostmanInEgypt'': A young prince suffers what his comrades think is a minor injury early on during a battle, and is seemingly still fighting fit and continues to lead his troops... except that he keeps absently muttering, [[ImColdSoCold "Why is it so cold?"]] He'd taken a much worse hit than anyone had realised, [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction including himself]] thanks to shock, until blood loss finally caught up with him and he lost consciousness and fell from his mount. By then it's too late, and he's dead before his men can get his armour off to bind his wounds.

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* In ''Film/TheEscapist'', Frank seems not to pay his any mind, at least not until [[spoiler:the timelines converge]].


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12302907/24/Si-Vis-Pacem-Para-Bellum Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum]]'', Professor [=McGonagall=] utterly thrashes Harry's group to demonstrate why they need further instruction, specifically hers. After she critiques their style, she leaves the room and reveals to Madam Pomfrey that she's actually rather badly injured and needs healing.
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** This is [[ShoutOut referenced]] in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', where [[spoiler:Barbara]] hides the fact that she was bitten by a zombie.


* In ''King of Attolia'', the third entry of ''Literature/QueensThief'', Eugenides is attacked and wounded. He proceeds to make a huge stink about it, loudly cursing with every step and melodramatically declaring that his insides will soon become his outsides as he limps along with Costis' help, holding his side. His obnoxious complaining exasperates or amuses everyone around him, and Costis thinks that a man seriously wounded would never be able to ham it up this much. Only when they reach his room does everyone see that the wound goes all the way across his stomach and he's lost a great deal of blood--and that the big, extended tantrum was a ''much'' more effective smokescreen than stoically denying the pain would have been.

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* In ''King of Attolia'', the third entry of ''Literature/QueensThief'', ''Literature/TheQueensThief'', Eugenides is attacked and wounded. He proceeds to make a huge stink about it, loudly cursing with every step and melodramatically declaring that his insides will soon become his outsides as he limps along with Costis' help, holding his side. His obnoxious complaining exasperates or amuses everyone around him, and Costis thinks that a man seriously wounded would never be able to ham it up this much. Only when they reach his room does everyone see that the wound goes all the way across his stomach and he's lost a great deal of blood--and that the big, extended tantrum was a ''much'' more effective smokescreen than stoically denying the pain would have been.


* Pulled off very darkly in Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': The soldiers coming home from the war have their red coats buttoned up tight, even in the summer's heat... because they don't have any bandages.

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* Pulled off very darkly in Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': ''Literature/MonstrousRegiment'': The soldiers coming home from the war have their red coats buttoned up tight, even in the summer's heat... because they don't have any bandages.


* In 1898 Empress Elisabeth, better known as ''Sissi'', of Austria was stabbed by Luigi Lucheni, who pretended to have simply fallen against her, but didn't realize it at first and made it back to her hotel (losing consciousness several times) before her companion noticed a brown stain on her chest. They only realized what had actually happened after she was already dead, and despite the fact that the needle file used in the stabbing had penetrated her heart the pressure from her corset slowed the process of her bleeding out, and it's believed that she might have survived or lived longer had they not removed the corset when trying to determine what had happened.

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* In 1898 Empress Elisabeth, better known as ''Sissi'', ''Sisi/Sissi'', of Austria was stabbed by Luigi Lucheni, who pretended to have simply fallen against her, but her. She didn't realize it at first and made it back to her hotel (losing consciousness several times) before her companion noticed a brown stain on her chest. They only realized what had actually happened after she was already dead, and despite the fact that dead. Although the needle file used in the stabbing had penetrated her heart heart, the pressure from her corset slowed the process of her bleeding out, and it's out. Itís believed that she might have survived or lived longer had they not removed the corset when trying to determine what had happened.


* Vista in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' recounts that she once took a stab wound from the Nazi supervillain Hookwolf, and out of a combination of wanting to avoid being seen as the "team baby" (she was twelve at the time) and wanting to avoid being taken off of patrol duty, she avoided telling anyone about it and stitched it up herself, leaving an ugly, puckered scar on her collarbone.

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Vista in ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' recounts that she once took a stab wound from the Nazi supervillain Hookwolf, and out of a combination of wanting to avoid being seen as the "team baby" (she was twelve at the time) and wanting to avoid being taken off of patrol duty, she avoided telling anyone about it and stitched it up herself, leaving an ugly, puckered scar on her collarbone.collarbone.
** At one point Skitter gets blinded, but she's gotten so proficient in using her power to control bugs to sense her surroundings that she doesn't even bother mentioning it. Later a hero uses his power to heal her various injures, but the process requires him to temporarily take the injures onto himself, resulting in him (rather unpleasantly) discovering she had been blind all along.
--->'''Grace:''' You're ''blind?''\\
'''Skitter:''' I ''was''.\\
'''Grace:''' It happened after we parted ways?\\
'''Skitter:''' No.\\


A SisterTrope to ClothingConcealedInjury.

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A SisterTrope subtrope to ClothingConcealedInjury.


A subtrope of ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has to be used to hide the wounds.

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A subtrope of ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has SisterTrope to be used to hide the wounds.
ClothingConcealedInjury.


* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': Maximus being stabbed by Commodus, before their public DuelToTheDeath. His praetorians just use it as another reason to turn against him as soon as Commodus starts losing the fight.

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* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': Maximus being stabbed by Commodus, before their public DuelToTheDeath. His Because Commodus is a VillainousUnderdog, he had to find ''some'' way to level the playing field a bit, but his praetorians just use it as another reason to turn against him as soon as Commodus starts losing the fight.


* [[{{Film/Gladiator}} Maximus]] being stabbed by Commodus, before their public DuelToTheDeath.

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* [[{{Film/Gladiator}} Maximus]] ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': Maximus being stabbed by Commodus, before their public DuelToTheDeath.DuelToTheDeath. His praetorians just use it as another reason to turn against him as soon as Commodus starts losing the fight.


A subtrope ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has to be used to hide the wounds.

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A subtrope of ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has to be used to hide the wounds.


A supertrope to ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has to be used to hide the wounds.

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A supertrope to subtrope ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has to be used to hide the wounds.


A subtrope of the GameBreakingInjury and/or BulletHolesAndRevelations. Also a subtrope to ClothingConcealedInjury if clothing has to be used to hide the wounds. When a character hides that they've received a GBI, and in some cases may be SecretlyDying. The key is that it's not necessarily revealed by a fight scene and that they hide it from their friends as well -- differentiating it from MortalWoundReveal. Often accompanied by the injured party stating that "it was nothing", "I'm fine", or after the seriousness is discovered, "ICanStillFight".

OnlyAFleshWound if the character survives, and the TruthInTelevision aversion of the InstantDeathBullet when the injury is fatal. In the appropriate setting, this may lead to the sufferer becoming a ZombieInfectee. If the injury is discovered posthumously, it can fall into TimeDelayedDeath. If someone is particularly good at hiding the wound, their friends might not notice until they collapse, or maybe [[DistractedFromDeath not even until after that]].

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A subtrope of the GameBreakingInjury and/or BulletHolesAndRevelations. Also a subtrope to ClothingConcealedInjury if clothing has to be used to hide the wounds. When a character hides that they've received a GBI, and in some cases may be SecretlyDying. The key is that it's not necessarily revealed by a fight scene and that they hide it from their friends as well -- differentiating it from MortalWoundReveal. Often accompanied by the injured party stating that "it was nothing", "I'm fine", or after the seriousness is discovered, "ICanStillFight".

OnlyAFleshWound if the character survives, and the TruthInTelevision aversion of the InstantDeathBullet when the injury is fatal. In the appropriate setting, this may lead to the sufferer becoming a ZombieInfectee. If the injury is discovered posthumously, it can fall into TimeDelayedDeath. If someone is particularly good at hiding the wound, their friends might not notice until they collapse, or maybe [[DistractedFromDeath not even until after that]].
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A supertrope to ClothingConcealedInjury, which is when clothing has to be used to hide the wounds.

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