plot armor

[ plot-ahr-mer ]

noun
  1. a character’s indispensability to the plot of a novel, game, movie, etc., making the character impossible to kill or eliminate: Without the constant protection of plot armor, our trusty Z warriors would’ve been dead long ago.

Origin of plot armor

1
First recorded in 2005–10
  • Also especially British, plot ar·mour .

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