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  1. Ankari

    Ankari Hero Breaker Moderator

    Ankari submitted a new blog post:

    Armor of Plot Invulnerability + 20
    by Kassan Warrad


    Name: Armor of Plot Invulnerability

    Bonus: +20 Armor Class, Avoid Death*

    Description: The physical appearance of this armor may be as trivial as a charm, as conspicuous as a sensationalized suit forged in the mind of an adolescent, or completely nonexistent. This powerful, yet cursed, armor cannot be found, bought or made. Rather, it is bestowed upon a person who is caught up in an amazing set of circumstances and must survive to appease the insatiable need of the audience. In most cases, the wearer will survive all life-threatening events, but may suffer any degree of wound. This armor will see the wearer live until indefinitely with the exception of: belonging to a story centered on sacrifice; belonging to a tragedy; the story is complete and the character must die to herald a new character; the audience calls BS loud enough that the universe responds.

    The Logical Thing

    In a season 8 episode of the Walking Dead, Rick and his allies stand behind a wall of metal and challenge the members of the Saviors to hand over Negan. Rick, as well as his allies, are armed to the teeth, have excellent defensive positions, and are within spitting range of their enemies. Instead of killing Negan, the main leader of the Saviors, he threatens the other members that if they don’t hand over his antagonist, the rest will suffer his wrath. Shots are fired, not at the...
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  2. Black Dragon

    Black Dragon Staff Administrator

    The film Moana has a very clever take on this. At one point a giant evil crab, Tamatoa, has the hero within his grasp. Instead of killing her, he decides to launch into a monologue - via song - which turns into one of the best musical numbers in the film. And of course...

    Tamatoa's Evil Gloating provides the perfect opportunity for Moana to survive.

    In this instance, it is obvious that the armor of invulnerability was intentionally used by the filmmakers for comedic results. And it worked brilliantly.

    If you don't mind spoilers, here is the musical number:

  3. after.eternity

    after.eternity Acolyte

    very cool fact, Drago. I love it when a villain monologues.
    Black Dragon likes this.

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