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23rd Nov '17 5:22:59 AM Medinoc
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** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' the main character tries to fail his Assassin's Guild test with style, by firing away from the victim. The arrow bounces off a nail (and a few other things) before embedding itself in the (dummy) victim. The exam proctor marks down that Teppic was showing off.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' the main character tries can't work up the will to fail actually shoot someone for his Assassin's Guild test and decides to fail with style, by firing away from the victim. The arrow bounces off a nail (and a few other things) before embedding itself in the (dummy) victim. The exam proctor marks down that Teppic was showing off.
31st Oct '17 8:37:46 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/CityHunter'' has Kaori, whose aim is so bad she ''never'' hits the target unless with this. UpToEleven in Bloody Mary's introduction arc: Kaori tried to fire a bazooka at the hideout of the enemy, but was holding it backwards and ''hit the enemies who were about to ambush her'', and when Ryo and Umibozu show up they notice that all her following bazooka shots were out of target just enough to only knock out the enemies. [[spoiler: {{Justified}} with the handgun, as Ryo had the iron sight of her gun misaligned so she would never kill anyone. Not so justified with the bazooka...]]

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* ''Manga/CityHunter'' has Kaori, whose aim is so bad she ''never'' hits the target unless with this. UpToEleven in Bloody Mary's introduction arc: Kaori tried to fire a bazooka at the hideout of the enemy, but was holding it backwards and ''hit the enemies who were about to ambush her'', and when Ryo and Umibozu show up they notice that all her following bazooka shots were out of target just enough to only knock out the enemies. [[spoiler: {{Justified}} {{Justified|Trope}} with the handgun, as Ryo had the iron sight of her gun misaligned so she would never kill anyone. Not so justified with the bazooka...]]



* ''Film/TrueLies''; automatic weapon fired once, dropped down a staircase, [[ShurFineGuns firing randomly with every bounce]]. And it wipes out the bad guys.

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* ''Film/TrueLies''; automatic weapon fired once, dropped down a staircase, [[ShurFineGuns [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns firing randomly with every bounce]]. And it wipes out the bad guys.



* In Creator/SpikeMilligan's war memoir ''Monty: his Part in my Victory'', Milligan recalls being in an artillery observation point in the front lines when German tanks attack. The imperturbable officer with him in the fox hole radios co-ordinates and calls in an artillery strike. Within ''two shots'', a direct hit has landed right on top of a moving German tank, totally destroying it. Heavy artillery pieces are not designed to be used in an anti-tank role with this sort of pin-point accuracy - the feat was akin to scoring a bullseye, blindfold, on a moving dartboard. Milligan recalls saying "bloody good shot, sir!" at which the officer shrugged modestly and replied "It wasn't the one I was aiming for." Actually an EnforcedTrope given that the battery would've kept on firing until they disabled or destroyed it.

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* In Creator/SpikeMilligan's war memoir ''Monty: his Part in my Victory'', Milligan recalls being in an artillery observation point in the front lines when German tanks attack. The imperturbable officer with him in the fox hole foxhole radios co-ordinates and calls in an artillery strike. Within ''two shots'', a direct hit has landed right on top of a moving German tank, totally destroying it. Heavy artillery pieces are not designed to be used in an anti-tank role with this sort of pin-point pinpoint accuracy - the feat was akin to scoring a bullseye, blindfold, on a moving dartboard. Milligan recalls saying "bloody good shot, sir!" at which the officer shrugged modestly and replied "It wasn't the one I was aiming for." Actually an EnforcedTrope given that the battery would've kept on firing until they disabled or destroyed it.
24th Sep '17 11:47:14 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* It helps ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' convince the people of Dirt that he killed seven people with one bullet when he accidentally kills a giant hawk with one.

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* It helps ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' convince the people of Dirt that he killed seven people with one bullet when he accidentally kills a giant hawk with one. He'd been meaning to hit the candy shoelace tied to his foot that the hawk was pulling on.
13th Sep '17 10:53:48 AM nighttrainfm
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** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' the main character tries to fail his assassins guild test with style, by firing away from the victim. The arrow bounces off a nail (and a few other things) before embedding itself in the victim. The exam proctor marks down that Teppic was showing off.

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** In ''Discworld/{{Pyramids}}'' the main character tries to fail his assassins guild Assassin's Guild test with style, by firing away from the victim. The arrow bounces off a nail (and a few other things) before embedding itself in the (dummy) victim. The exam proctor marks down that Teppic was showing off.
30th Jul '17 8:01:09 PM TheBigBopper
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->'''Robin:''' (After Ahchoo shoots the rope that would hang him) Nice shooting, Ahchoo.\\

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->'''Robin:''' (After Ahchoo shoots the rope that would hang him) noose off his neck) Nice shooting, Ahchoo.\\
25th Jul '17 9:26:23 AM Codefreak5
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* In ''WebComic/{{Concerned}}'' (pictured above), at one point Gordon Frohman is pinned down by three Combine soldiers who believe him to be a rebel. Fed up with being victimized, Gordon lashes out and blindfires three rounds out from cover, and kills all three Combine soldiers by accident.

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* In ''WebComic/{{Concerned}}'' (pictured above), at one point Gordon Frohman is pinned down by three Combine soldiers Civil Protection officers who believe him to be a rebel. Fed up with being victimized, Gordon lashes out and blindfires three rounds out from cover, and kills all three Combine soldiers officers by accident.
23rd Jul '17 6:06:17 AM Piterpicher
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* ''HaloAFistfulOfArrows'': Jun-A266, Noble Team's sniper, [[spoiler:aims for a car's driver, but hits the tire instead, causing it to plunge off a bridge. The rebel leader they were after still lives and is caught, but to him, it's [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]]]].

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* ''HaloAFistfulOfArrows'': ''Webcomic/HaloAFistfulOfArrows'': Jun-A266, Noble Team's sniper, [[spoiler:aims for a car's driver, but hits the tire instead, causing it to plunge off a bridge. The rebel leader they were after still lives and is caught, but to him, it's [[MyGreatestFailure his greatest failure]]]].
21st Jun '17 2:02:57 AM foxley
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* From ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' movie:

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* From ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960'' movie:
3rd May '17 5:25:32 PM TheCuza
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* Butters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', no matter how hard he tries to aim somewhere else, will always make a perfect shot [[GroinAttack to his opponent's dick]] every time he fires a gun. Shooting a man in the dick is also one of the ''very'' few actions that [[EvenEvilHasStandards Cartman finds morally reprehensible]].
8th Apr '17 3:59:36 PM Viira
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* This is the only way that Church from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' can hit a target. At one point, he fired a sniper shot, missed badly, set off a series of ricochets, and only then hit his intended target.
** To further add insult to injury, that same ricocheted shot only managed to hit the ''ankle'' of the target as he was walking away.
*** Adding ''further'' insult to that, Church is then told that it only counts if you call it.

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* This is the only way that Church from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' can hit a target. At one point, he fired fires a sniper shot, missed misses badly, set sets off a series of ricochets, and only then hit hits his intended target.
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target. To further add insult to injury, that same ricocheted shot only managed manages to hit the ''ankle'' of the target as he was he's walking away.
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away. Adding ''further'' insult to that, Church is then told that it only counts if you call it.
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