History Main / AteamFiring

9th Jun '16 9:32:25 PM wolftickets1969
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where assault rifles spray wildly, submachine guns even more so, and even sniper shots in VATS frequently go wide from their target, especially on lower experience levels, after which you may gain ImprobableAimingSkills. The inaccuracy is much worse with [[ShortRangeShotgun shotguns]], even the Double-Barreled Shotgun from ''Point Lookout''. You can even miss at point-blank range [[CriticalFailure in rare cases]]. Worse, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', miss shots will sometimes ''pass through'' the target.

to:

* Played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where assault rifles spray wildly, submachine guns even more so, and even sniper shots in VATS frequently go wide from their target, especially on lower experience levels, after which you may gain ImprobableAimingSkills. The inaccuracy is much worse with [[ShortRangeShotgun shotguns]], even the Double-Barreled Shotgun from ''Point Lookout''. You can even miss at point-blank range [[CriticalFailure in rare cases]]. Worse, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', miss shots will sometimes ''pass through'' ''[[EpicFail pass through]]'' the target.
9th Jun '16 9:31:36 PM wolftickets1969
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where assault rifles spray wildly, submachine guns even more so, and even sniper shots in VATS frequently go wide from their target, especially on lower experience levels, after which you may gain ImprobableAimingSkills. The inaccuracy is much worse with [[ShortRangeShotgun shotguns]], even the Double-Barreled Shotgun from ''Point Lookout''. You can even miss at point-blank range [[CriticalFailure in rare cases]].

to:

* Played straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', where assault rifles spray wildly, submachine guns even more so, and even sniper shots in VATS frequently go wide from their target, especially on lower experience levels, after which you may gain ImprobableAimingSkills. The inaccuracy is much worse with [[ShortRangeShotgun shotguns]], even the Double-Barreled Shotgun from ''Point Lookout''. You can even miss at point-blank range [[CriticalFailure in rare cases]]. Worse, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', miss shots will sometimes ''pass through'' the target.
9th Jun '16 3:52:24 PM HeroGal2347
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** At least one episode ("Say It With Bullets") saw the team set up an elaborate ruse by making their antagonist Col. Decker believe they were hiding in the guest house on an Army base; the team had rigged a stereo system to play, by remote control, a sound-effects record where one of the tracks was machine gun fire. When Decker is tipped and brings his convoy to the guest house to call the team out, Hannibal cues the stereo, making the soldiers think they are being fired upon ... and they return fire, heavily damaging the house. When nobody is found inside, Decker blows his stack, realizing that tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition had been wasted as part of a game played for Hannibal's amusement.

to:

*** At least one episode ("Say ("[[Recap/TheATeamS2E16SayItWithBullets Say It With Bullets") Bullets]") saw the team set up an elaborate ruse by making their antagonist Col. Decker believe they were hiding in the guest house on an Army base; the team had rigged a stereo system to play, by remote control, a sound-effects record where one of the tracks was machine gun fire. When Decker is tipped and brings his convoy to the guest house to call the team out, Hannibal cues the stereo, making the soldiers think they are being fired upon ... and they return fire, heavily damaging the house. When nobody is found inside, Decker blows his stack, realizing that tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition had been wasted as part of a game played for Hannibal's amusement.
7th Jun '16 10:49:22 AM themisterfree
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodied ''G.I. Joe'' in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/cheatcommando.html a commercial]] for the WebAnimation/CheatCommandos. The Commandos and their perpetual enemies, Blue Laser, are lined up only a few feet from each other and firing like crazy, but no gets hit.

to:

** ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' parodied ''G.I. Joe'' in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/cheatcommando.html youtube.com/watch?v=1YaWpUy4BQE&t=1m32s a commercial]] for the WebAnimation/CheatCommandos. The Commandos and their perpetual enemies, Blue Laser, are have their vehicles lined up only a few feet from each other and firing like crazy, but no nothing gets hit.
18th Apr '16 7:11:40 PM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' allows enemy AcePilot Norris Packard to hang a lampshade on this by providing the page quote when TheHero Shiro Amada [[AlphaStrike fires every weapon he has simultaneously]] at him without managing to land a single hit.

to:

* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' allows enemy AcePilot Norris Packard to hang a lampshade on this by providing the page quote when TheHero Shiro Amada [[AlphaStrike fires every weapon he has simultaneously]] at him him, without managing to land a single hit.hit.
-->''Well, that '''looked''' impressive.''
22nd Mar '16 1:34:02 PM Euodiachloris
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' gives us Emil Västerström of the "close eyes, scream, spray and pray -- while moving" school of barn-door missing. Mikkel Madsen is not quite as good with the quantity of collateral damage, but he's rather good at hitting his teammates with iron pipes by accident.
12th Mar '16 1:28:30 PM triscion
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* According to the [[AllThereInTheManual In-game encyclopedia]], [[TheHero Edge Maverick]] from StarOceanTheLastHope suffers from this, which is why he prefers to fight close-range with a [[[[HeroesPreferSwords sword]]. [[spoiler: it's later revealed that Edge is genetically engineered, with reflexes that are much, much faster than a normal human. The flip side is that Edge's reaction time is so fast, he instinctively aims at the spot where the enemy is ''going'' to be instead of where it actually is; hence this trope]].

to:

* According to the [[AllThereInTheManual In-game encyclopedia]], [[TheHero Edge Maverick]] from StarOceanTheLastHope suffers from this, which is why he prefers to fight close-range with a [[[[HeroesPreferSwords [[HeroesPreferSwords sword]]. [[spoiler: it's It's later revealed that Edge is genetically engineered, with reflexes that are much, much faster than a normal human. The flip side is that Edge's reaction time is so fast, he instinctively aims at the spot where the enemy is ''going'' to be instead of where it actually is; hence this trope]].
12th Mar '16 1:27:11 PM triscion
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* According to the [[AllThereInTheManual In-game encyclopedia]], [[TheHero Edge Maverick]] from StarOceanTheLastHope suffers from this, which is why he prefers to fight close-range with a [[[[HeroesPreferSwords sword]]. [[spoiler: it's later revealed that Edge is genetically engineered, with reflexes that are much, much faster than a normal human. The flip side is that Edge's reaction time is so fast, he instinctively aims at the spot where the enemy is ''going'' to be instead of where it actually is; hence this trope]].
3rd Mar '16 9:34:47 PM wolftickets1969
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/FarCry'', this is why selective fire weapons such as the M4 are best used in semi-auto mode at long range.
7th Feb '16 9:15:39 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Swerve from ''Comicbook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is a comically bad shot. He's only scored three direct hits in the entire run of the comic. Two were accidental headshots on the ship's psychologist and himself (both of them got better). He manages to miss the broad side of one of the largest Transformers shown thus far at point blank range. On the Decepticon side of things, there's Misfire, who can basically be summed up as "Like Swerve, but worse in every way." He's killed more Decepticons by accident than he has Autobots on purpose. Apparently when he's called upon to actually ''try'' to use a gun properly, he's very, very bad at it.
--> ''"They call me Misfire. Long story. Actually, you know what? It isn't. It's a very short story involving a machine gun, a misunderstanding, and a dozen dead Decepticons."''

to:

* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'':
**
Swerve from ''Comicbook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'' is a comically bad shot. He's only scored three direct hits in the entire run of the comic. Two were accidental headshots on the ship's psychologist and himself (both of them got better). He manages to miss the broad side of one of the largest Transformers shown thus far at point blank range.
**
On the Decepticon side of things, there's Misfire, who can basically be summed up as "Like Swerve, but worse in every way." He's killed more Decepticons by accident than he has Autobots on purpose. Apparently when he's called upon to actually ''try'' to use a gun properly, he's very, very bad at it.
--> ''"They --->'''Misfire:''' They call me Misfire. Long story. Actually, you know what? It isn't. It's a very short story involving a machine gun, a misunderstanding, and a dozen dead Decepticons."''



*** During the aforementioned [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie movie]], the Decepticons succeed in overrunning an Autobot ship filled with cast members from the previous series and are able to land dead-shot bulls-eyes on their opponents in what seems like mere seconds. Given that there are 20 years between the previous season of the cartoon and the movie, this would logically seem to suggest that after millions of years of war on their home planet.... it took landing on a foreign planet to learn how to aim.

to:

*** ** During the aforementioned [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie movie]], the Decepticons succeed in overrunning an Autobot ship filled with cast members from the previous series and are able to land dead-shot bulls-eyes on their opponents in what seems like mere seconds. Given that there are 20 years between the previous season of the cartoon and the movie, this would logically seem to suggest that after millions of years of war on their home planet....planet... it took landing on a foreign planet to learn how to aim.



----

to:

----
This list shows the last 10 events of 90. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.AteamFiring