History Main / BackwardsFiringGun

22nd Dec '15 3:20:04 PM eroock
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->''They say that in the army''\\
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->''They ->''"They say that in the army''\\

''The bullets fly behind!''
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''The bullets fly behind!''behind!"''
15th Dec '15 8:42:46 PM JRDelta
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** During the Korean War, a number of U.S.-built recoilless rifles were captured by Chinese troops, who attempted to use them without being aware of how they operated. They didn't do it twice.
6th Dec '15 10:53:27 AM Kalmbach
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* This is the concept behind [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoilless_rifle recoilless rifles]]. Instead of the recoil being absorbed by a gun carriage, it is countered by propellant gasses discharging the rear of the weapon. Therefore, a massive gun mount is not needed, allowing small vehicles and even individual soldiers to carry a weapon that can penetrate tank armor. The downside is that this backblast can kill anybody standing behind the weapon when it is fired, and the explosive pressure prevents it from being fired indoors i.e. hiding in a room and shooting out the window. Some models counter this by including a plastic canister of salt water at the back of the round, which absorbs the blast and disperses at much lower pressure.
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* This is the concept behind [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoilless_rifle recoilless rifles]]. Instead of the recoil being absorbed by a gun carriage, it is countered by propellant gasses discharging the rear of the weapon. Therefore, a massive gun mount is not needed, allowing small vehicles and even individual soldiers to carry a weapon that can penetrate tank armor. The downside is that this backblast can kill anybody standing behind the weapon when it is fired, and the explosive pressure prevents it from being fired indoors i.e. hiding in a room and shooting out the window. Some models counter this by including a plastic canister of salt water at the back of the round, which absorbs is disintegrated by the blast and disperses at much lower pressure.
6th Dec '15 10:50:44 AM Kalmbach
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* This is the concept behind [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recoilless_rifle recoilless rifles]]. Instead of the recoil being absorbed by a gun carriage, it is countered by propellant gasses discharging the rear of the weapon. Therefore, a massive gun mount is not needed, allowing small vehicles and even individual soldiers to carry a weapon that can penetrate tank armor. The downside is that this backblast can kill anybody standing behind the weapon when it is fired, and the explosive pressure prevents it from being fired indoors i.e. hiding in a room and shooting out the window. Some models counter this by including a plastic canister of salt water at the back of the round, which absorbs the blast and disperses at much lower pressure.
13th Nov '15 1:55:12 PM StFan
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* ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': In "De dochter van Urbanus", there are three of them.

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[[folder: Film ]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' did this with a squirt gun in one strip. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]


[[folder: Literature ]] * The ''{{Lovejoy}}'' novel ''The Judas Pair'' featured a pair of duelling pistols designed to fire backwards. The owner would challenge someone to a duel and let them fire first. His opponent would end up shooting himself in the face. This story was also made into an episode of the ''Lovejoy'' TV series.
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[[folder: Literature ]] [[folder:Literature]] * The ''{{Lovejoy}}'' ''Literature/{{Lovejoy}}'' novel ''The Judas Pair'' featured a pair of duelling pistols designed to fire backwards. The owner would challenge someone to a duel and let them fire first. His opponent would end up shooting himself in the face. This story was also made into an episode of the ''Lovejoy'' TV series.


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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] * ''FoxTrot'' did this with a squirt gun in one strip. * ''ComicStrip/{{Urbanus}}'': In "De dochter van Urbanus", there are three of them.
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]] [[folder:Radio]] * ''FoxTrot'' did this with In the BBC radio drama ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Lazarus Syndrome'', Ra's al Ghul accidentally shoots himself when he grabs a squirt gun in one strip. * ''ComicStrip/{{Urbanus}}'': In "De dochter van Urbanus", there are three of them. from Batman's trophy room, not realising that it is a booby-trapped weapon rigged to fire backwards.

[[folder: Radio ]] * In the BBC radio drama ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Lazarus Syndrome'', Ra's al Ghul accidentally shoots himself when he grabs a gun from Batman's trophy room, not realising that it is a booby-trapped weapon rigged to fire backwards.
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[[folder: Radio ]] [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * In the BBC radio drama ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: The Lazarus Syndrome'', Ra's al Ghul accidentally shoots himself when he grabs ''Grimtooth's Traps Too'' contains a gun from Batman's trophy room, not realising that it is reverse-firing "Double Crossbow" as a booby-trapped loot trap. * One ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' mission includes an experimental weapon rigged that needs to fire backwards. be field-tested. When activated, it explodes. [[spoiler:This is intentional. The weapon is called the "Traitor Killer"; it's assumed that there'll be a traitor on the team, and that they'll volunteer in hopes of not being targeted.]]

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]] * ''Grimtooth's Traps Too'' contains a reverse-firing "Double Crossbow" as a loot trap. * One ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' mission includes an experimental weapon that needs to be field-tested. When activated, it explodes. [[spoiler:This is intentional. The weapon is called the "Traitor Killer"; it's assumed that there'll be a traitor on the team, and that they'll volunteer in hopes of not being targeted.]]
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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]] [[folder:Video Games]] * ''Grimtooth's Traps Too'' contains a reverse-firing "Double Crossbow" as a loot trap. ''VideoGame/CobraTriangle'': One of the two forms of the top of the Fire power-up chain fires one bullet from the fore, one from the aft, and one each starboard and port. * One ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' mission of the ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' chapters has Guybrush insert a glass tube in the [[VisualPun shape of the letter 'U']] into an antagonist's gun, causing it to fire backwards. * The site ''Epic Mafia'', centered around an online version of the [[ParlorGames parlor game]] ''Mafia'', has the Fabricator role. While Village-aligned roles such as the Gunsmith, Blacksmith, and Santa can secretly give others gifts every night, this EvilCounterpart can create fake versions of items. This includes an experimental weapon that needs to be field-tested. When activated, it explodes. [[spoiler:This is intentional. The weapon is called a fake gun which backfires and kills the "Traitor Killer"; it's assumed that there'll be a traitor on the team, and that they'll volunteer in hopes of not being targeted.]] user.

[[folder: Video Games ]] * ''VideoGame/CobraTriangle'': One of the two forms of the top of the Fire power-up chain fires one bullet from the fore, one from the aft, and one each starboard and port. * One of the ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' chapters has Guybrush insert a glass tube in the [[VisualPun shape of the letter 'U']] into an antagonist's gun, causing it to fire backwards. * The site ''Epic Mafia'', centered around an online version of the [[ParlorGames parlor game]] ''Mafia'', has the Fabricator role. While Village-aligned roles such as the Gunsmith, Blacksmith, and Santa can secretly give others gifts every night, this EvilCounterpart can create fake versions of items. This includes a fake gun which backfires and kills the user.
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[[folder: Video Games ]] [[folder:Web Original]] * ''VideoGame/CobraTriangle'': One In one episode of ''BastardOperatorFromHell'', we find out that the cattle prods have two forms of settings. "Stir Fry" operates normally, while "Stun" causes the top of high voltage to fry the Fire power-up chain fires one bullet from person brandishing the fore, one from the aft, and one each starboard and port. * One of the ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' chapters has Guybrush insert a glass tube in the [[VisualPun shape of the letter 'U']] into an antagonist's gun, causing it to fire backwards. * The site ''Epic Mafia'', centered around an online version of the [[ParlorGames parlor game]] ''Mafia'', has the Fabricator role. While Village-aligned roles such as the Gunsmith, Blacksmith, and Santa can secretly give others gifts every night, this EvilCounterpart can create fake versions of items. device. This includes a fake gun which backfires and kills is then used by the user. Bastard when he suggests the Boss use the cattle prod to stun the PFY.

[[folder: Web Original ]] * In one episode of ''BastardOperatorFromHell'', we find out that the cattle prods have two settings. "Stir Fry" operates normally, while "Stun" causes the high voltage to fry the person brandishing the device. This is then used by the Bastard when he suggests the Boss use the cattle prod to stun the PFY. [[/folder]] [[folder: Western Animation ]]
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[[folder: Web Original ]] * In one episode of ''BastardOperatorFromHell'', we find out that the cattle prods have two settings. "Stir Fry" operates normally, while "Stun" causes the high voltage to fry the person brandishing the device. This is then used by the Bastard when he suggests the Boss use the cattle prod to stun the PFY. [[/folder]] [[folder: Western Animation ]] [[folder:Western Animation]]


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7th Nov '15 6:44:12 AM StFan
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* Used seriously in one ''{{Torpedo}}'' story, where the killer commissions a special one-shot gun for this purpose, replacing a cop's gun with it.
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* Used seriously in one ''{{Torpedo}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Torpedo}}'' story, where the killer commissions a special one-shot gun for this purpose, replacing a cop's gun with it.

2nd Nov '15 1:06:05 PM foxley
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "The Inquisitor", Kryten and Lister steal the Inquisitor's gauntlet and Kryten reprograms it. When the Inquisitor reacquires it and fires it at Lister, it fires backwards and removes the Inquisitor from history.
30th Oct '15 4:56:01 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': In "An American Benwolf in London", a robot grabs Rook's gun off him and points it at him. Rook says that he knows something about the weapon that the robot does. As the robot fires and blows a hole in its own chest, Rook says "you're holding it backwards".
18th Oct '15 1:44:31 AM Anddrix
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* An issue of the ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Impulse]]'' comic book guest-starring ComicBook/TheRiddler featured said Crown Prince of Conundrums with a revolver rigged to shoot backward.
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* An issue of the ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Impulse]]'' comic book guest-starring ComicBook/TheRiddler The Riddler featured said Crown Prince of Conundrums with a revolver rigged to shoot backward.
10th Oct '15 10:44:52 AM Quanyails
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I recognize why that line is what it is, but other people might not.
Despite the trope title, other projectile weapons, such as a crossbow or [[strike:hwacha]] ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwacha Hwacha!!!]]'', may be examples of this trope.
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Despite the trope title, other projectile weapons, such as a crossbow or [[strike:hwacha]] ''[[http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwacha Hwacha!!!]]'', hwacha]], may be examples of this trope.
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