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18th Apr '16 7:11:40 PM Kadorhal
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* ''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
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* 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]].

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* 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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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."''

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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'':
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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.
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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.

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*** ** 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.



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20th Jan '16 7:36:37 AM Traze
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* In the Battle of Manila Bay during the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar, the American fleet fired some four to six-thousand shells at the (mostly stationary) enemy ships, and only about eighty to 141 (estimates vary) of them actually hit their targets, due to a lack of training and effective fire-control. However it was no less of a [[CurbStompBattle]] and the Spanish lost. To the American fleet's credit, when the Spanish flagship [[note]]''Reina Cristina'', which was already damaged by this point[[/note]] attempted to ram Commodore Dewey's own flagship, it was quickly shot to pieces.

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* In the Battle of Manila Bay during the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar, the American fleet fired some four to six-thousand shells at the (mostly stationary) enemy ships, and only about eighty to 141 (estimates vary) of them actually hit their targets, due to a lack of training and effective fire-control. However it was no less of a [[CurbStompBattle]] CurbStompBattle and the Spanish lost. To the American fleet's credit, when the Spanish flagship [[note]]''Reina Cristina'', which was already damaged by this point[[/note]] attempted to ram Commodore Dewey's own flagship, it was quickly shot to pieces.
20th Jan '16 7:31:45 AM Traze
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* In the Battle of Manila Bay during the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar, the American fleet fired some four-thousand shells at the (stationary) enemy ships, and only about eighty of them actually hit their targets, due to a lack of training and effective fire-control. However the Spanish still lost.

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* In the Battle of Manila Bay during the UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar, the American fleet fired some four-thousand four to six-thousand shells at the (stationary) (mostly stationary) enemy ships, and only about eighty to 141 (estimates vary) of them actually hit their targets, due to a lack of training and effective fire-control. However it was no less of a [[CurbStompBattle]] and the Spanish still lost.lost. To the American fleet's credit, when the Spanish flagship [[note]]''Reina Cristina'', which was already damaged by this point[[/note]] attempted to ram Commodore Dewey's own flagship, it was quickly shot to pieces.
18th Jan '16 12:28:00 PM Temmere
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* In ''Series/TheWire'' there's a shootout between rival street gangs in which nobody gets hit, except from a kid who catches a stray bullet on the second floor of a apartment building. ''The Wire'' actually deliberately invoked this trope. At one point one of the police officers observes that most of the kids in the gangs are so untrained with guns that they're more likely to hit innocent bystanders than their intended target.

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* In ''Series/TheWire'' there's a shootout between rival street gangs in which nobody gets hit, except from a kid who catches a stray bullet on the second floor of a apartment building. ''The Wire'' actually deliberately invoked this trope. At one point one of the police officers observes that most of the kids in the gangs are so untrained with guns that they're more likely to hit innocent bystanders than their intended target. (And we do see a few people like Chris and Snoop who ''do'' train, and are substantially more dangerous.)
25th Oct '15 5:41:57 AM Anddrix
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* ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' has this happen to Hanae at one point in episode 36.

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%% * ''FanFic/PrettyCurePerfumePreppy'' has this happen to Hanae at one point in episode 36.
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