So in my story I am currently working on, the main character is a kind of 'inquisitor' of the period (essentially doling out bad-assery where it needs to be felt.) Obviously, this is a dangerous job and she will need to sustain injuries in order for it to be a believable, logical plot-line. At first, I was fine with the idea of having her stabbed, shot, clubbed, etc., until I decided on doing some independent research and realized just how debilitating these such injuries could be to a person. I feel as though I will have to remove some of these instances to keep her from either becoming a bullet absorbing mega human, or paraplegic. Obviously, getting injured is not how they portray it in the movies. A person can have permanent nerve or muscle damage from a gunshot, or can easily bleed to death from a single puncture. My question/discussion is : How to others feel about this? Is it best to have a few painful bumps here and there, or take them out completely?