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15th Aug '16 5:33:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Gameplay example only. In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', sniper/beam rifle shots will deflect off surfaces, even multiple times, if the angle of incidence is large enough; some videos show that that the angle can even be around 35 degrees and still work. And yes, this has resulted in some players accidentally killing multiple people with a single sniper shot. This really comes into play in games from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward, where sniper shots will ricochet off pretty much every type of surface, but even ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' have a few surface types that will deflect sniper shots.

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* Gameplay example only. In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', sniper/beam rifle shots will deflect off surfaces, even multiple times, if the angle of incidence is large enough; some videos show that that the angle can even be around 35 degrees and still work. And yes, this has resulted in some players accidentally killing multiple people with a single sniper shot. This really mostly comes into play in games from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward, where sniper shots will ricochet off pretty much every type of surface, but even ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' have a few surface types that will deflect sniper shots.
15th Aug '16 5:27:48 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Gameplay example only. In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', sniper/beam rifle shots will deflect off surfaces, even multiple times, if the angle of incidence is large enough; some videos show that that the angle can even be around 35 degrees and still work. And yes, this has resulted in some players accidentally killing multiple people with a single sniper shot. This really comes into play in games from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward, where sniper shots will ricochet off pretty much every type of surface, but even 'VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' have a few surface types that will deflect sniper shots.

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* Gameplay example only. In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', sniper/beam rifle shots will deflect off surfaces, even multiple times, if the angle of incidence is large enough; some videos show that that the angle can even be around 35 degrees and still work. And yes, this has resulted in some players accidentally killing multiple people with a single sniper shot. This really comes into play in games from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward, where sniper shots will ricochet off pretty much every type of surface, but even 'VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' have a few surface types that will deflect sniper shots.
15th Aug '16 5:27:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Gameplay example only. In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', the sniper rifle rounds will deflect off surfaces, even multiple times, if the angle of incidence is large enough. Some videos show that that the angle can even be around 35 degrees and still work.

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* Gameplay example only. In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', the sniper ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', sniper/beam rifle rounds shots will deflect off surfaces, even multiple times, if the angle of incidence is large enough. Some enough; some videos show that that the angle can even be around 35 degrees and still work.work. And yes, this has resulted in some players accidentally killing multiple people with a single sniper shot. This really comes into play in games from ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' onward, where sniper shots will ricochet off pretty much every type of surface, but even 'VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' have a few surface types that will deflect sniper shots.
3rd Aug '16 9:00:58 PM DoctorCooper
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* In his autobiography ''About Face'', Colonel Hackworth mentions how he accidentally added to his BadAss reputation by shooting the head off an axe on the downswing. In truth he didn't even know the pistol had a round in the chamber.

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* In his autobiography ''About Face'', Colonel Hackworth mentions how he accidentally added to his BadAss badass reputation by shooting the head off an axe on the downswing. In truth he didn't even know the pistol had a round in the chamber.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Dale having seen his father hold his wife's hand and remembering the time he kissed her on their wedding day, he throws a knife off screen and emphatically impaling it on a mannequin right next to his dad in what is actually a pretty dramatic and intimidating moment for Dale (Dude, he's ''throwing knives'', it's {{badass}}). He then yells something along the lines of, "[[CallingTheOldManOut Watch yourself, old man]], or next time I'll aim for the mannequin and hit YOU!"

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Dale having seen his father hold his wife's hand and remembering the time he kissed her on their wedding day, he throws a knife off screen and emphatically impaling it on a mannequin right next to his dad in what is actually a pretty dramatic and intimidating moment for Dale (Dude, he's ''throwing knives'', it's {{badass}}).badass). He then yells something along the lines of, "[[CallingTheOldManOut Watch yourself, old man]], or next time I'll aim for the mannequin and hit YOU!"
24th Jun '16 12:33:31 PM tracer
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* Film/RustlersRhapsody: Rex O'Herlahan is always BlastingItOutOfTheirHands. But in the climactic showdown:
-->'''Peter:''' "Rex, you shot him in the head! How do you feel about that?"
-->'''Rex:''' "I missed his hand."
21st Mar '16 4:01:13 AM DrFraud
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-->'''[[Series/Bones Angela Montenegro]]:''' Ok this has to be impossible. There is no way that anyone can have made that shot. It was noon and the sun was in the shooter's eyes and how the hell would they have hit the scope!\\

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-->'''[[Series/Bones -->'''[[Series/{{Bones}} Angela Montenegro]]:''' Ok this has to be impossible. There is no way that anyone can have made that shot. It was noon and the sun was in the shooter's eyes and how the hell would they have hit the scope!\\
21st Mar '16 4:00:50 AM DrFraud
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10836553/15/Harry-Five-0 Harry Five-0]]'':
-->'''[[Series/Bones Angela Montenegro]]:''' Ok this has to be impossible. There is no way that anyone can have made that shot. It was noon and the sun was in the shooter's eyes and how the hell would they have hit the scope!\\
'''HarryPotter:''' If it helps, I wasn't aiming for the scope, that was a fluke. I was just shooting at his head.
9th Mar '16 11:46:27 PM Snowy66
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* In ''VideoGame/AdventureQuestWorlds'', in the Dwarfhold Boss fight cutscene, the Hero picks up Vath's sword of dragon control and throws it Vath, which hits the Dragon Amulet and shatters it. However, the Hero clarifies that he was actually aiming for Vath and not the amulet.



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21st Jan '16 12:29:38 PM TheGreatKomodo
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* [[https://youtu.be/Lk33_2Xi1sM?t=24s This wannabe singer]] tosses the shoe he was holding as a microphone. It hits the fabric roll behind him, a thin target. But that's not all: the way the shoe hit was ''perfect'' for making the roll teeter unstably and fall... ''exactly onto the shoe tosser's head''.

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* [[https://youtu.be/Lk33_2Xi1sM?t=24s This wannabe brazilian singer]] tosses the shoe he was holding as a microphone. It hits the fabric roll behind him, a thin target. But that's not all: the way the shoe hit was ''perfect'' for making the roll teeter unstably and fall... ''exactly onto the shoe tosser's head''.
16th Dec '15 8:04:59 PM Doug86
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* Kurik in Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' series does this when he hits an enemy officer right between the eyes with his crossbow, only to admit that he was aiming for the chest.

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* Kurik in Creator/DavidEddings' ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' series does this when he hits an enemy officer right between the eyes with his crossbow, only to admit that he was aiming for the chest.
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