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8th Feb '16 6:14:57 AM erforce
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* In ''UnderworldAwakening'', an escaping Selene is shot in the head by a guard. Being a vampire, [[NoSell this just pisses her off]]. She proceeds to drain said guard, which quickly heals the wound.
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* In ''UnderworldAwakening'', ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'', an escaping Selene is shot in the head by a guard. Being a vampire, [[NoSell this just pisses her off]]. She proceeds to drain said guard, which quickly heals the wound.

* "Film/BlueVelvet": [[BigBad Frank Booth]] is shot in the head with a gun. We even get to see brain matter shoot out of the back of his head. Can't say the [[AssholeVictim bastard]] didn't deserve it.
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* "Film/BlueVelvet": ''Film/BlueVelvet'': [[BigBad Frank Booth]] is shot in the head with a gun. We even get to see brain matter shoot out of the back of his head. Can't say the [[AssholeVictim bastard]] didn't deserve it.
30th Jan '16 6:25:04 PM Pseudoname
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[[/folder]] * In ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' hunters can pull this off against monsters to deal bonus damage. Behemoth is the exception, with its weakspot in its underbelly.Conversely, hitting a limb does reduced damage.
30th Jan '16 11:07:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* The FPS ''RedSteel'' for the Nintendo Wii had an automatic lock-on system, which would put box corners around the entire target's body and lock crosshairs in that region. If the target were standing up or even moving, it was EasierThanEasy to fire at head level (the upper middle portion of the box) and nail the target's head. The lock-on system worked through walls, and the location of the crosshair would scale to the size of the box - aiming at head level when the target was sitting would still be locked to his head when he stood.
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* The FPS ''RedSteel'' ''VideoGame/RedSteel'' for the Nintendo Wii had an automatic lock-on system, which would put box corners around the entire target's body and lock crosshairs in that region. If the target were standing up or even moving, it was EasierThanEasy to fire at head level (the upper middle portion of the box) and nail the target's head. The lock-on system worked through walls, and the location of the crosshair would scale to the size of the box - aiming at head level when the target was sitting would still be locked to his head when he stood.
29th Jan '16 8:48:47 PM Dravencour
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* In ''VideoGame/GHOSTSquad'', hitting an enemy on the head results in a "Good Shot" bonus, but like in ''Virtua Cop'', also by Sega-[=AM2=], headshots cannot be followed up with extra shots. There is a special but very difficult to achieve bonus known as "2 Body 1 Head", which is plugging 2 shots into the torso and then 1 shot into the head.
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* In ''VideoGame/GHOSTSquad'', hitting an enemy on the head results in a "Good Shot" bonus, but like in ''Virtua Cop'', also by Sega-[=AM2=], headshots cannot be followed up with extra shots. There is a special but very difficult to achieve bonus known as "2 Body 1 Head", which is done by doing a Mozambique Drill on an enemy, plugging 2 shots into the torso and then 1 shot into the head.
20th Jan '16 8:51:55 PM Angeldeb82
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Rule of thumb: With weaker weapons (see StandardFPSGuns), people [[CherryTapping Cherry Tap]] via sending a weak pistol bullet into your noggin. Games that go for a... [[{{Gorn}} bloody]] experience may cause [[YourHeadASplode 'buckets of blood coming out of people's heads.']] from headshots, or might outright have the human skull be MadeOfExplodium. Otherwise, they'll probably have PrettyLittleHeadshots.
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Rule of thumb: With weaker weapons (see StandardFPSGuns), people [[CherryTapping Cherry Tap]] {{Cherry Tap|ping}} via sending a weak pistol bullet into your noggin. Games that go for a... [[{{Gorn}} bloody]] experience may cause [[YourHeadASplode 'buckets of blood coming out of people's heads.']] heads']] from headshots, or might outright have the human skull be MadeOfExplodium. Otherwise, they'll probably have PrettyLittleHeadshots.

* In ''VideoGame/JediOutcast'', a headshot was usually a lethal take down. Good luck getting one with the stormtrooper rifle, which, as a sort of MythologyGag, was ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy ridiculously]]'' [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy inaccurate]]).
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* In ''VideoGame/JediOutcast'', a headshot was usually a lethal take down. Good luck getting one with the stormtrooper rifle, which, as a sort of MythologyGag, was ''[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy ridiculously]]'' [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy inaccurate]]).{{i|mperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy}}naccurate).

* The ''Delta Force'' series of games awards double points for knocking your opponent's block off in multiplayer. Especially amusing is the fact that this can be done with any of the guns - the knife can't manage it (but killing with that is so rare as to be worth triple points anyway) and nor can the various forms of Boom a player can leave lying around or throw into the other guy's path, but you can score a headshot with a LAW. As in, a rocket that is supposed to be for cracking open TANKS. It was also immensely satisfying to [[CherryTapping Cherry Tap]] an opponent by sneaking to within ten metres of them and planting a 40mm grenade from the M203 InTheBack of their skull, since at that range it won't explode, but will do enough damage to kill the recipient.
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* The ''Delta Force'' series of games awards double points for knocking your opponent's block off in multiplayer. Especially amusing is the fact that this can be done with any of the guns - the knife can't manage it (but killing with that is so rare as to be worth triple points anyway) and nor can the various forms of Boom a player can leave lying around or throw into the other guy's path, but you can score a headshot with a LAW. As in, a rocket that is supposed to be for cracking open TANKS. It was also immensely satisfying to [[CherryTapping Cherry Tap]] {{Cherry Tap|ping}} an opponent by sneaking to within ten metres of them and planting a 40mm grenade from the M203 InTheBack of their skull, since at that range it won't explode, but will do enough damage to kill the recipient.

* Headshots in the ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' series are instantly lethal for human enemies not wearing helmets, and deal massive damage to everything else[[note]]a single well-placed shot with a Makarov can kill a boar instantly[[/note]], but are very difficult to score at anything moving at farther than point blank range. As opposed to most other shooters, though, hitting the center of mass usually makes the human enemy stagger. There's a reason why the Mozambique Drill is so popular in gameplay videos. Subverted, however, by the [[LeadTheTarget realistically detailed ballistics system]]; bullets are affected by weather and gravity, and any gun – outside of the sniper rifles – that is not tinkered with by a professional technician will make it frustrating for players to get a clean headshot. Therefore, in order for a gun to be considered a proper head-blasting machine, the gun itself must be maxed out in its stats by the map's resident technician to be truly effective. Depending on the gun, it can cost a fortune for upgrades, and to further complicate things, the upgrades are separated into tiers. Furthermore, once a particular upgrade is chosen, the other gets locked out forever, and a few certain guns can only be acquired once, thus forcing you to think your options wisely. This feature is only prevalent in ''Call of Pripyat'' and ''Clear Sky''; in [=CoP's=] case: you have to find the toolkits in all three maps of that game to unlock the tiers, while in CS, you have to find particular items requested by the giver to unlock the tiers.
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* Headshots in the ''[[VideoGame/{{STALKER}} S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]]'' ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series are instantly lethal for human enemies not wearing helmets, and deal massive damage to everything else[[note]]a single well-placed shot with a Makarov can kill a boar instantly[[/note]], but are very difficult to score at anything moving at farther than point blank range. As opposed to most other shooters, though, hitting the center of mass usually makes the human enemy stagger. There's a reason why the Mozambique Drill is so popular in gameplay videos. Subverted, however, by the [[LeadTheTarget realistically detailed ballistics system]]; bullets are affected by weather and gravity, and any gun – outside of the sniper rifles – that is not tinkered with by a professional technician will make it frustrating for players to get a clean headshot. Therefore, in order for a gun to be considered a proper head-blasting machine, the gun itself must be maxed out in its stats by the map's resident technician to be truly effective. Depending on the gun, it can cost a fortune for upgrades, and to further complicate things, the upgrades are separated into tiers. Furthermore, once a particular upgrade is chosen, the other gets locked out forever, and a few certain guns can only be acquired once, thus forcing you to think your options wisely. This feature is only prevalent in ''Call of Pripyat'' and ''Clear Sky''; in [=CoP's=] case: you have to find the toolkits in all three maps of that game to unlock the tiers, while in CS, you have to find particular items requested by the giver to unlock the tiers.

** Even better if it's [[{{OneHitPolyKill}} through two peoples' heads]].
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** Even better if it's [[{{OneHitPolyKill}} [[OneHitPolyKill through two peoples' people's heads]].

* Just like the movie it was based on (see below), if Jet makes a head shot in ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'', it's almost always an insta-kill. The times it's not is when it's glanced off armor. Jet will also say something like "Ouch" or "Yes!" if he manages a perfect hit.
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* Just like the movie it was based on (see below), if Jet makes a head shot in ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'', ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'', it's almost always an insta-kill. The times it's not is when it's glanced off armor. Jet will also say something like "Ouch" or "Yes!" if he manages a perfect hit.

* In ''FarCry3BloodDragon'' [[AwesomeMcCoolName Rex Power Colt]] says this word for word as one of his phrases when you use a sniper and shoot an enemy in the head.
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* In ''FarCry3BloodDragon'' [[AwesomeMcCoolName [[AwesomeMcCoolname Rex Power Colt]] says this word for word as one of his phrases when you use a sniper and shoot an enemy in the head.

* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', the Joker and Deathstroke both have [[FinishingMove fatalities]] ending in this. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker uses his flag gun, then whips out a revolver and does a headshot, while Deathstroke stabs the opponent in the stomach with his sword, then pulls a headshot as a MercyKill. ** Sadly, due to a [[ExecutiveMeddling DC-mandated T rating]], the Joker's fatality had to be [[GoryDiscretionShot censored for the US release.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse'', the Joker and Deathstroke both have [[FinishingMove fatalities]] {{f|inishingMove}}atalities ending in this. SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker uses his flag gun, then whips out a revolver and does a headshot, while Deathstroke stabs the opponent in the stomach with his sword, then pulls a headshot as a MercyKill. ** Sadly, due to a [[ExecutiveMeddling DC-mandated T rating]], the Joker's fatality had to be [[GoryDiscretionShot censored for the US release.]]release]].

** In the third ''Silent Scope'' game, your [[LifeMeter life]] / [[TimedMission time]] meter will refill a bit on head shots.
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** In the third ''Silent Scope'' game, your [[LifeMeter life]] {{life|Meter}} / [[TimedMission time]] {{time|dMission}} meter will refill a bit on head shots.

*** Certain bosses must be shot in the head on the first shot. Failure to do so results in retrying the stage (if it's a non-final boss in ''Silent Scope EX''') or a NonstandardGameOver (if it's a FinalBoss).
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*** Certain bosses must be shot in the head on the first shot. Failure to do so results in retrying the stage (if it's a non-final boss in ''Silent Scope EX''') or a NonstandardGameOver NonStandardGameOver (if it's a FinalBoss).

* In ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 2'', ''3'', and ''4'', hitting non-armored {{Mook}}s anywhere will [[OneHitPointWonder kill them]], but headshots yield the most points, followed by body shots, then limb shots. However, getting points doesn't stop at a headshot; shooting the head once and then shooting their body twice (you can hit a Mook twice more after the initial hit) yields the most points.
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 2'', ''3'', and ''4'', hitting non-armored {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} anywhere will [[OneHitPointWonder kill them]], but headshots yield the most points, followed by body shots, then limb shots. However, getting points doesn't stop at a headshot; shooting the head once and then shooting their body twice (you can hit a Mook twice more after the initial hit) yields the most points.

* Headshots in ''VideoGame/TransformersCybertronAdventures'' will outright kill the smaller enemies, while bosses and the [[GiantMook Destroyers]] can shrug an few off at the expense of an noticable percentage of their health.
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* Headshots in ''VideoGame/TransformersCybertronAdventures'' will outright kill the smaller enemies, while bosses and the [[GiantMook Destroyers]] can shrug an few off at the expense of an noticable noticeable percentage of their health.

** The [[ColdSniper Sniper]] perk exists to facilitate these, and gives a substantial bonus when using VATS to aim at heads, which combined with [[CriticalHit sneak attacks]] allows you to one-shot many enemies. The [[LudicrousGibs Bloody Mess]] perk on the other hand can cause victim's heads to [[YourHeadAsplode asplode]] even if you hit them in the ''foot''. [[RuleOfCool With a flamethrower]].
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** The [[ColdSniper Sniper]] perk exists to facilitate these, and gives a substantial bonus when using VATS to aim at heads, which combined with [[CriticalHit sneak attacks]] allows you to one-shot many enemies. The [[LudicrousGibs Bloody Mess]] perk on the other hand can cause victim's heads to [[YourHeadAsplode asplode]] even if you hit them in the ''foot''. [[RuleOfCool With a flamethrower]].flamethrower.]]

** You can also score perhaps the ultimate headshot on the final boss. [[spoiler:Human-Reaper's]] head, meet [[NukeEm Cain.]]
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** You can also score perhaps the ultimate headshot on the final boss. [[spoiler:Human-Reaper's]] head, meet [[NukeEm Cain.]]Cain]].

** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer mode managed to [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzag]] this trope. Originally, bosses did not suffer from head shots, with the exception of the Geth Prime, which did due to a bug. A path removed this and some other similar bugs and people complained that it removed the incentive to aim, as the [[DamageSpongeBoss bosses]] where the main targets you needed head shots on. A latter patch added weakpoints for bosses in, but at a much lower bonus. Headshots did 150% bonus damage, and there were a few weapons and bonuses that could increase this. The new weakpoints(sometimes the head, sometimes somewhere else) did 40% bonus damage and were not affected by weapon or other bonuses to headshot damage.
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer mode managed to [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzag]] {{zig|ZaggingTrope}}zag this trope. Originally, bosses did not suffer from head shots, with the exception of the Geth Prime, which did due to a bug. A path removed this and some other similar bugs and people complained that it removed the incentive to aim, as the [[DamageSpongeBoss bosses]] where the main targets you needed head shots on. A latter patch added weakpoints for bosses in, but at a much lower bonus. Headshots did 150% bonus damage, and there were a few weapons and bonuses that could increase this. The new weakpoints(sometimes the head, sometimes somewhere else) did 40% bonus damage and were not affected by weapon or other bonuses to headshot damage.

* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'': One gun has this technique. The effect is simulated by a chance of inflicting [[OneHitKO Curse]] damage.
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'': One gun has this technique. The effect is simulated by a chance of inflicting [[OneHitKO [[OneHitKill Curse]] damage.

** With the exception of the Wii version, where Leon's hand is as steady as you hold the Wiimote, there is fairly realistic gun sway. Even more annoyingly, if you pointed a gun at a Ganado's head for to long, they'd anticipate the shot and start covering their faces or move out of the way.
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** With the exception of the Wii version, where Leon's hand is as steady as you hold the Wiimote, there is fairly realistic gun sway. Even more annoyingly, if you pointed a gun at a Ganado's head for to too long, they'd anticipate the shot and start covering their faces or move out of the way.

* in the ''{{Transformers}}'' game for the Playstation 2, there is a specific Mini-Con upgrade that allows for Sniper rifle Head shots that are OHKO's for a great many units, though it does take 3 Headshots for the Heavy units, and a couple of Enemies have no head, being non-humanoid Mecha.
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* in the ''{{Transformers}}'' game for the Playstation [=PlayStation=] 2, there is a specific Mini-Con upgrade that allows for Sniper rifle Head shots that are OHKO's for a great many units, though it does take 3 Headshots for the Heavy units, and a couple of Enemies have no head, being non-humanoid Mecha.

** The SawnOffShotgun sidearm and the Shotgun pickup from the same game. Shooting at the target's windscreen earns you the Point-Blank bonus which deals massive damage. Its essentially headshoting a ''car''.
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** The SawnOffShotgun SawedOffShotgun sidearm and the Shotgun pickup from the same game. Shooting at the target's windscreen earns you the Point-Blank bonus which deals massive damage. Its It's essentially headshoting a ''car''.

** On the other hand, it works just fine with humans, as Char demonstrated when he scored one on Kycilia ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill with a bazooka]]''.
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** On the other hand, it works just fine with humans, as Char demonstrated when he scored one on Kycilia ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill with a bazooka]]''.

* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' pulled one off too in the finale. Namely, Alv became one with the [[TransformingMecha Deucalion]] so [[{{Technopath}} Lumiére]] hacked into the ship's left arm and used the cannons on it to score a hit on the bridge. Yes, you heard that right: Lumie '''headshotted Alv [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome with her own arm]]'''.
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* ''Anime/KiddyGrade'' pulled one off too in the finale. Namely, Alv became one with the [[TransformingMecha Deucalion]] so [[{{Technopath}} Lumiére]] hacked into the ship's left arm and used the cannons on it to score a hit on the bridge. Yes, you heard that right: Lumie '''headshotted Alv [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome with her own arm]]'''.

* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Ballad of Fallen Angels," a Red Dragon mook who [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway takes Faye hostage]] gets a bullet right through his skull from Spike, setting off a furious ChurchShootout that ends with Spike and Vicious clashing for the first time in the series.
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* In the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Ballad of Fallen Angels," a Red Dragon mook who [[PutDownYourGunAndStepAway takes Faye hostage]] gets a bullet right through his skull from Spike, setting off a furious ChurchShootout [[BloodstainedGlassWindows Church Shootout]] that ends with Spike and Vicious clashing for the first time in the series.

* Ami's dad in ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' manages to decapitate a chupacabra in episode 8... with a [[ImprovisedWeapon nailgun.]]
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* Ami's dad in ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' manages to decapitate a chupacabra in episode 8... with a [[ImprovisedWeapon nailgun.]]nailgun]].

** Then played straight later on in the series, with the arrival of the 1st Central Squad. [[spoiler: Their custom CoolGuns are designed for blowing a sizable chunk out of a human target's head, which they quickly display by shooting several unlucky soldiers in the head]]. * In ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', [[spoiler: Inaho]] and [[spoiler: Asseylum]] both die in this manner. [[spoiler: They get better in the second season. Inaho comes back equipped with a cybernetic eye to replace his damaged eye and Asseylum is seen again alive in stasis]].
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** Then played straight later on in the series, with the arrival of the 1st Central Squad. [[spoiler: Their custom CoolGuns are designed for blowing a sizable chunk out of a human target's head, which they quickly display by shooting several unlucky soldiers in the head]]. head.]] * In ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', [[spoiler: Inaho]] and [[spoiler: Asseylum]] both die in this manner. [[spoiler: They get better in the second season. Inaho comes back equipped with a cybernetic eye to replace his damaged eye and Asseylum is seen again alive in stasis]].stasis.]]

* In ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeague3000 Justice League 3001]] [[spoiler:Superman]] spends so much time boasting how he's going to kill a couple of aliens that they shut him up by doing this.
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* In ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeague3000 Justice ''ComicBook/{{Justice League 3001]] 300|0}}1 [[spoiler:Superman]] spends so much time boasting how he's going to kill a couple of aliens that they shut him up by doing this.

* In ''FanFic/RevengeRoad'', Hikaru shoots [[MurderTheHypotenuse Madoka]] in the head, [[InstantDeathBullet killing her instantly]]. She thinks Madoka has to die for stealing Kyosuke away, but doesn't think she deserves to suffer because she was her friend for a long time. As for Kyosuke, [[ColdBloodedTorture she's nowhere]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath near as merciful]] with him.
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* In ''FanFic/RevengeRoad'', Hikaru shoots [[MurderTheHypotenuse Madoka]] {{M|urderTheHypotenuse}}adoka in the head, [[InstantDeathBullet killing her instantly]]. She thinks Madoka has to die for stealing Kyosuke away, but doesn't think she deserves to suffer because she was her friend for a long time. As for Kyosuke, [[ColdBloodedTorture she's nowhere]] [[CruelAndUnusualDeath near as merciful]] with him.

* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, twice in one chapter! Tali shreds a commando's faceplate with a [[FlechetteStorm flechette shotgun]] followed by a heavier round to finish the job, and Legion follows up shortly thereafter with a "sickening 'pop'" from his railgun-amplified Widow.
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''VideoGame/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, twice in one chapter! Tali shreds a commando's faceplate with a [[FlechetteStorm flechette shotgun]] followed by a heavier round to finish the job, and Legion follows up shortly thereafter with a "sickening 'pop'" from his railgun-amplified Widow.

* In ''Film/WildWildWest'', Gordon has been taken captive, and the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Loveless ''will'' [[MundaneSolution just have someone]] [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim shoot him]]. Expecting this, [[BriarPatching Gordon attempts to trick the secessionist Loveless]] into shooting "[his] heart, that has loved this country so much", as Gordon is wearing the bulletproof vest he ''just'' invented. Response?
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* In ''Film/WildWildWest'', Gordon has been taken captive, and the DangerouslyGenreSavvy Loveless ''will'' [[MundaneSolution just have someone]] [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim shoot him]]. Expecting this, [[BriarPatching Gordon attempts to trick the secessionist Loveless]] into shooting "[his] heart, that has loved this country so much", as Gordon is wearing the bulletproof vest he ''just'' invented. Response?

-->'''Trinity:''' [[VerbThis Dodge this]].
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-->'''Trinity:''' [[VerbThis Dodge this]].this.]]

* A non-lethal variation occurs in ''HomeAlone'', where Kevin [=McAllister=] manages to drive away Marv by shooting him between the eyes with a b.b. gun when he pokes his head through a doggie door.
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* A non-lethal variation occurs in ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/HomeAlone'', where Kevin [=McAllister=] [=McCallister=] manages to drive away Marv by shooting him between the eyes with a b.b. gun when he pokes his head through a doggie door.

** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry finishes off an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]] after [[CurbstompBattle winning]] a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind by shoving his gun through its mouth, and firing a spell through it as he pulls the trigger. To the tune of Music/{{Queen}}'s "We Will Rock You".
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** In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Harry finishes off an [[EldritchAbomination Outsider]] after [[CurbstompBattle [[CurbStompBattle winning]] a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind by shoving his gun through its mouth, and firing a spell through it as he pulls the trigger. To the tune of Music/{{Queen}}'s "We Will Rock You".

-->'''Theisman''': [[PreMortemOneLiner Goodbye, Citizen Chairman]].
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-->'''Theisman''': [[PreMortemOneLiner Goodbye, Citizen Chairman]]. Chairman.]]

** In a CrowningMomentOfAwesome in the Season 7 premiere, Gibbs does this to a terrorist who had taken [=McGee=], Tony and Ziva hostage. From a ''half-mile away''.
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** In a CrowningMomentOfAwesome SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome in the Season 7 premiere, Gibbs does this to a terrorist who had taken [=McGee=], Tony and Ziva hostage. From a ''half-mile away''.

* Deconstructed in ''Series/{{Nineteen Two}}'', where Jean-Pierre Harvey gets shot in the eye during a police operation in response to an armed suspect, suffering severe brain damage that leaves him mentally and physically crippled before he passes away.
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* Deconstructed in ''Series/{{Nineteen Two}}'', ''Series/NineteenTwo'', where Jean-Pierre Harvey gets shot in the eye during a police operation in response to an armed suspect, suffering severe brain damage that leaves him mentally and physically crippled before he passes away.

* In the first episode of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', Dobson, an Alliance agent, holds River hostage. He gets about [[KilledMidSentence halfway through his "nobody move or I kill her" rant]] when [[GoodIsNotSoft Mal,]] without even so much as ''breaking stride'' on his way back onto the ship, whips his revolver out and and puts one right in Dobson's eye socket. The supplemental comic books reveal that Dobson somehow survives this, and gets tasked by the Hands of Blue with retrieving River, giving him a shot at revenge. He fails, and gets shot in the other eye by Mal, along with a few more just to make sure he stays dead this time.
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* In the first episode of ''{{Series/Firefly}}'', Dobson, an Alliance agent, holds River hostage. He gets about [[KilledMidSentence halfway through his "nobody move or I kill her" rant]] when [[GoodIsNotSoft Mal,]] Mal]], without even so much as ''breaking stride'' on his way back onto the ship, whips his revolver out and and puts one right in Dobson's eye socket. The supplemental comic books reveal that Dobson somehow survives this, and gets tasked by the Hands of Blue with retrieving River, giving him a shot at revenge. He fails, and gets shot in the other eye by Mal, along with a few more just to make sure he stays dead this time.

** This happens to the cabbie in "[[Recap/SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink A Study in Pink]]", just as Sherlock's about to take one of the pills that could possibly kill him. Cue [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fans cheering at this.]] Especially when you find out it's [[BadassAdorable John.]] Yeah, that's right. John shot the cabbie ''in the head.'' [[ImprobableAimingSkills From the next building.]]
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** This happens to the cabbie in "[[Recap/SherlockS01E01AStudyInPink A Study in Pink]]", just as Sherlock's about to take one of the pills that could possibly kill him. Cue [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome fans cheering at this.]] this]]. Especially when you find out it's [[BadassAdorable John.]] John]]. Yeah, that's right. John shot the cabbie ''in the head.'' [[ImprobableAimingSkills From the next building.]]

* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'', [[BigBad Blaine]] is fond of killing other zombies in this manner. Justified, since this is a surefire way of killing a zombie. He is shown doing this to two of his underlings who try to steal his clients from under him. He also kills [[spoiler:Lowell]] in this manner, albeit in self-defense. Naturally, he doesn't do that to his human victims, since this would damage the brain, which is his primary commodity.
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* In ''Series/{{iZombie}}'', [[BigBad Blaine]] {{B|igBad}}laine is fond of killing other zombies in this manner. Justified, since this is a surefire way of killing a zombie. He is shown doing this to two of his underlings who try to steal his clients from under him. He also kills [[spoiler:Lowell]] in this manner, albeit in self-defense. Naturally, he doesn't do that to his human victims, since this would damage the brain, which is his primary commodity.
8th Jan '16 8:44:37 PM Blazer
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* In ''[[ComicBook/JusticeLeague3000 Justice League 3001]] [[spoiler:Superman]] spends so much time boasting how he's going to kill a couple of aliens that they shut him up by doing this.
20th Dec '15 1:42:54 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersTheLastStandOfTheWreckers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he was shot with a prototype of the bullet]] that's slowly burrowing through his head and will [[DeadManWalking eventually kill him]].]]
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* In ''ComicBook/TheTransformersTheLastStandOfTheWreckers'', ''ComicBook/TheTransformersLastStandOfTheWreckers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he was shot with a prototype of the bullet]] that's slowly burrowing through his head and will [[DeadManWalking eventually kill him]].]]
20th Dec '15 1:41:26 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/LastStandOfTheWreckers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he was shot with a prototype of the bullet]] that's slowly burrowing through his head and will [[DeadManWalking eventually kill him]].]]
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* In ''ComicBook/LastStandOfTheWreckers'', ''ComicBook/TheTransformersTheLastStandOfTheWreckers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he was shot with a prototype of the bullet]] that's slowly burrowing through his head and will [[DeadManWalking eventually kill him]].]]
20th Dec '15 1:38:39 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/LastStandOfTheWreakers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that he was shot with a prototype bullet that's slowly burrowing through his head and will eventually kill him.]]
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* In ''ComicBook/LastStandOfTheWreakers'', ''ComicBook/LastStandOfTheWreckers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he was shot with a prototype bullet of the bullet]] that's slowly burrowing through his head and will [[DeadManWalking eventually kill him.him]].]]
20th Dec '15 1:37:10 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''ComicBook/LastStandOfTheWreakers'', weapon designer Ironfist reveals that he invented "cerebro-sensitive bullets," which have an onboard computer and guidance system that causes them to automatically home in on the head of anyone they're fired at, insuring headshots with 100% success rates. However, because of their lethality, the Autobot Ethics Committee banned them and ordered him to turn in all the bullets and modified guns he'd produced. [[spoiler: When he's packing to join the Wreckers, he decides to "accidentally" switch one case and bring it with him. He also reveals to his team that he was shot with a prototype bullet that's slowly burrowing through his head and will eventually kill him.]]
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