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11th Jan '17 9:28:33 AM Tyrannosauruses
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* In any syfy original with a human antagonist with henchmen no good guys will succeed in killing a single henchman, they would've killed a human(before those, it was common in films of Nu Image who later become one of the major Syfy original producing companies.
11th Jan '17 1:00:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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--->'''Cobra Commander:''' All I want to know is: How did G.I. Joe do this?! We have been shooting at each other and missing for twenty years!
11th Jan '17 12:53:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Parodied in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff Wingman outright kills Destro during a firefight, instead of just allowing him to perform a VillainExitStageLeft as usual, and gets court-martialed for this act. Jeff tries justifying it by pointing out that abstaining from killing Cobra members just means the war will go on [[ForeverWar forever]], lampshading StatusQuoIsGod, but this just ends up getting him thrown into prison. The Cobras, meanwhile, are in a state of shock since this is the first fatality they sustained in all the years of fighting the Joes. It also causes financial problems for the Cobras since their insurance rates go up and their soldiers now demand hazard pay. It is also inverted when Jeff fires his submachine gun in order to lay some harmless suppressing fire and instead kills a squad of Cobras and accidentally sets Lifeline on fire.

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** Parodied in the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff Wingman outright kills Destro during a firefight, instead of just allowing him to perform a VillainExitStageLeft as usual, and gets court-martialed for this act. Jeff tries justifying it defending himself in court by pointing out that abstaining from killing Cobra members just means the war will go on [[ForeverWar forever]], lampshading StatusQuoIsGod, but this just ends up getting him thrown into prison. The Cobras, meanwhile, are in a state of shock since this is the first fatality they sustained in all the years of fighting the Joes. It also causes financial problems for the Cobras since their insurance rates go up and their soldiers now demand hazard pay. It is also inverted when Jeff fires his submachine gun in order to lay some harmless suppressing fire and instead kills a squad of Cobras and accidentally sets Lifeline on fire.
11th Jan '17 12:52:35 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Parodied in an animated episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' where Jeff Wingman kills Destro during a firefight and is thrown in prison for it. The Cobras are in a state of shock since this is the first fatality they sustained in all the years of fighting the Joes. It also causes financial problems for the Cobras since their insurance rates go up and their soldiers now demand hazard pay. It is also inverted when Jeff fires his submachine gun in order to lay some harmless suppressing fire and instead kills a squad of Cobras and accidentally sets Lifeline on fire.

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** Parodied in an animated episode of the ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode, "[[Recap/CommunityS5E11GIJeff G.I. Jeff]]", where Jeff Wingman outright kills Destro during a firefight firefight, instead of just allowing him to perform a VillainExitStageLeft as usual, and is gets court-martialed for this act. Jeff tries justifying it by pointing out that abstaining from killing Cobra members just means the war will go on [[ForeverWar forever]], lampshading StatusQuoIsGod, but this just ends up getting him thrown in prison for it. into prison. The Cobras Cobras, meanwhile, are in a state of shock since this is the first fatality they sustained in all the years of fighting the Joes. It also causes financial problems for the Cobras since their insurance rates go up and their soldiers now demand hazard pay. It is also inverted when Jeff fires his submachine gun in order to lay some harmless suppressing fire and instead kills a squad of Cobras and accidentally sets Lifeline on fire.
9th Jan '17 10:56:05 AM Lyner
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* In ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo AA'', main character Akari begins as this. She is seemingly a hopeless marksman. [[spoiler: Later at the end it's revealed she's descended from and taught in the techniques of a long line of assassins, and she can hit every lethal point on a body without even looking as she shoots. However, as Butei are supposed to capture criminals alive she desperately tries to suppress this instinctive skill and as a result winds up unable to hit anything instead.]]
8th Jan '17 9:23:40 AM Harem-author
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* John Haguee, the televangelist, will happily retell an incident, caught on camera, where a gunman from [[SarcasmMode a "successful councelling session"]] stormed his church during a live broadcast, pointed a gun at Haguee, and demanded he get on his hands and knees and pray to Satan, while denying the existence of God (which is ridiculous, since the official Church of Satan acknowledges that God created Satan). When Haguee refused, the gunman opened fire, and caused considerable property damage but failed to hit Haguee, Upon running out of ammunition, the gunman dropped his weapon and fled, right into waiting police officers, responding to the incident. Police forensics checking the footage and doing ray-tracing analysis concluded that Haguee should have been hit, repeatedly, and possibly killed. Haguee insists divine intervention for the fact that he was not.
28th Dec '16 6:28:33 PM pwiegle
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** Subverted in the show itself, in that the times where characters did get shot on-screen, [[spoiler: B.A. and Murdock in different episodes, though they got better,]] only a single bullet is fired each time.

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** Subverted in the show itself, in that the times where characters did get shot on-screen, [[spoiler: Face and Murdock in different episodes, though they got better,]] only a single bullet is fired each time. [[spoiler: B.A. also took one in the leg once, although it happened off-screen, and Murdock in different episodes, though they got better,]] only it was a single bullet is fired each time.friendly-fire incident.]]
28th Dec '16 6:24:11 PM pwiegle
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* ''Series/TheATeam'' [[TropeNamers made this famous]], with heroes and villains both firing ridiculous amounts of bullets at the climax of almost every episode, to practically no effect.

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* ''Series/TheATeam'' [[TropeNamers made this famous]], with heroes and villains both firing ridiculous amounts of bullets at the climax of almost every episode, to practically no effect. (Although, if you watch it with the sound muted, you'll realize that they're only shooting in semi-automatic mode. The sounds of machine gun fire were added in post-production.)



** They were also pretty good at hitting those amazing [[MadeOfExplodium exploding bushes]] which inevitably caused a jeep to flip over (without injuring the occupants, of course).
** Subverted in the show itself, in that the times where characters did get shot on-screen, [[spoiler: Face and Murdock in different episodes, though they got better,]] only a single bullet is fired each time.

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** They were also pretty good at hitting those amazing [[MadeOfExplodium exploding bushes]] which inevitably caused a jeep or car to flip over (without injuring the occupants, of course).
** Subverted in the show itself, in that the times where characters did get shot on-screen, [[spoiler: Face B.A. and Murdock in different episodes, though they got better,]] only a single bullet is fired each time.
17th Dec '16 11:18:47 PM jormis29
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* In ''Series/{{Zixx}}'', during the virtual reality/game sequences, the heroes will often be chased by {{mooks}} ineffectively spraying laser fire at them. It tips over from ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy to outright A-Team Firing when the heroes are pinned down, with nowhere to turn and nothing to defend them, with enemy lasers still going in wild directions around their general vicinity, long enough for them [[TalkingIsAFreeAction to panic, work out a plan, and get out of there]] without being hit once.



* In ''{{Zixx}}'', during the virtual reality/game sequences, the heroes will often be chased by {{mooks}} ineffectively spraying laser fire at them. It tips over from ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy to outright A-Team Firing when the heroes are pinned down, with nowhere to turn and nothing to defend them, with enemy lasers still going in wild directions around their general vicinity, long enough for them [[TalkingIsAFreeAction to panic, work out a plan, and get out of there]] without being hit once.
21st Oct '16 7:59:08 AM Allronix
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* On September 23, 1989, in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, resident Bill Foulk, a US Army Ranger Staff Sergeant, was having a cookout with several of his friends (also Army Rangers) and their families. [[MuggingTheMonster He and his party were attacked by local drug dealers in retaliation]] for Foulk's attempts to organize neighborhood watch and protection programs, which included videotaping of a nearby "crack house". In a gun battle lasting more than 10 minutes, over 300 rounds were reported to have been fired from semiautomatic pistols, rifles, and shotguns; without a single injury resulting on either side. Foulk's party was not prosecuted for their participation in the shooting, as city officials deemed it a clear case of self defense. Their commanding officer was less forgiving, however; and ordered them to spend several months of extended time on the firing range for failing to hit their targets.
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