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27th Apr '18 7:25:53 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** More subtle, but the Patriot somehow fires bullets that tumble end-over-end in flight. Bullets [[RealityIsUnrealistic actually do that]], but only once they fly past their effective range. If the rifling in the barrel was totally wrong for the weapon the bullets would indeed tumble nearly immediately after being fired, but bullets actually doing this would be so inaccurate that it's not even funny. It's eventually revealed that the Boss personally had the Patriot customized from an M16 rifle by cutting its barrel short and other things, turning it into an inaccurate but powerful gun. This [[FridgeBrilliance shows]] just how badass the Boss is by being able to hit really accurately with a gun like that [[FiringOneHanded (one-handed, no less)]], but RuleOfCool is still ''heavily'' in effect, especially when it comes to the tumbling bullets out of the short barrel not suffering a major loss of muzzle velocity and, by extension, power.

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** More subtle, but the Patriot somehow fires bullets that tumble end-over-end in flight. Bullets [[RealityIsUnrealistic actually do that]], but only once they fly past their effective range. If the rifling in the barrel was totally wrong for the weapon the bullets would indeed tumble nearly immediately after being fired, but bullets actually doing this would be so inaccurate that it's not even funny. It's eventually revealed that the Boss personally had the Patriot customized from an M16 rifle by cutting its barrel short and other things, turning it into an inaccurate but powerful gun. This [[FridgeBrilliance shows]] just how badass the Boss is by being able to hit really accurately with a gun like that [[FiringOneHanded (one-handed, no less)]], but RuleOfCool is still ''heavily'' ''very heavily'' in effect, especially when it comes to the tumbling bullets out of the short barrel not suffering a major loss of drop in muzzle velocity and, by extension, power.and (by extension) power, something the individual wielder's badassery has zero control over.
27th Apr '18 7:18:06 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* It's CommonKnowledge, referenced in many films and in literature like ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'', that .22 bullets are very effective because they ricochet around inside a skull or ribcage and do extra damage. The misconception stems from two things that are sometimes true: a round fired point-blank at a victim's head can --but not necessarily ''will''-- veer off course at an odd angle (see below), and a .223 rifle round can --again, not guaranteed-- start to tumble when it hits soft tissue and cause nastier wounds. Neither of these things are remotely close to popular idea that .22 bullets will repeatedly pinball around inside a human body with no immediate loss of momentum.

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* It's CommonKnowledge, referenced in many films and in literature like ''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'', that .22 bullets are very effective because they ricochet around inside a skull or ribcage and do extra damage. The misconception stems from two things that are sometimes true: a round fired point-blank at a victim's head can --but not necessarily ''will''-- veer off course at an odd angle (see below), above), and a .223 rifle round can --again, not guaranteed-- start to tumble keyhole (i.e. tumble) when it hits soft tissue and cause nastier wounds. Neither of these things are remotely close to popular and very false idea that .22 bullets will repeatedly pinball around inside a human body with no immediate loss of momentum.
22nd Apr '18 8:36:57 AM HeyFella
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19th Apr '18 5:51:19 PM trixus
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* Happens a lot in ''Comicbook/LuckyLuke''. Luke can shoot everything from every angle faster than his own shadow, mook even points out he blasted four hats with only three bullets (and unlike the Dalton they weren't standing in line).

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* Happens a lot in ''Comicbook/LuckyLuke''. Luke can shoot everything from every angle faster than his own shadow, shadow via ricochet and following pipe direction, mook even points out he blasted four hats with only three bullets (and unlike the Dalton they weren't standing in line). He also threw revolvers in the air than shoot the trigger so it can disarm enemy behind cover during O.K. Corral.
19th Apr '18 5:08:15 PM trixus
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* Happens a lot in ''Comicbook/LuckyLuke''. Luke can shoot everything from every angle faster than his own shadow, mook even points out he blasted four hats with only three bullets (and unlike the Dalton they weren't standing in line).
8th Apr '18 11:58:28 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** [[Manga/StardustCrusaders Hol Horse]]'s [[PsychicPowers Stand]], The Emperor, was a six-gun ''and'' its bullets, so he could control them. Once he even curved a bullet neatly around a sword, which would have blocked it otherwise.
** [[Manga/VentoAureo Guido Mista]]'s Sex Pistols are ''six small intelligent and talking dwarves that ride the bullets and can kick them to change their trajectory''. Freaking hilarious but also fearful.
** Anyone who use a handgun in [[Manga/StoneOcean part 6]] can fire a cluster of bullets. Examples: [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/jojo_s_bizarre_adventure_part_6_stone_ocean/c018/15.html]] [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/jojo_s_bizarre_adventure_part_6_stone_ocean/c071/5.html]] [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/jojo_s_bizarre_adventure_part_6_stone_ocean/c100/12.html]]

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* ''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
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** [[Manga/StardustCrusaders [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Hol Horse]]'s [[PsychicPowers Stand]], The Emperor, was a six-gun ''and'' its bullets, so he could control them. Once he even curved a bullet neatly around a sword, which would have blocked it otherwise.
** [[Manga/VentoAureo [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Guido Mista]]'s Sex Pistols are ''six small intelligent and talking dwarves that ride the bullets and can kick them to change their trajectory''. Freaking hilarious but also fearful.
** Anyone who use a handgun in [[Manga/StoneOcean [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean part 6]] can fire a cluster of bullets. Examples: [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/jojo_s_bizarre_adventure_part_6_stone_ocean/c018/15.html]] [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/jojo_s_bizarre_adventure_part_6_stone_ocean/c071/5.html]] [[http://www.mangahere.co/manga/jojo_s_bizarre_adventure_part_6_stone_ocean/c100/12.html]]
8th Apr '18 4:32:32 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'':
** Pathfinders have a OneHitKill attack against infantry (and only infantry) even if the target is moving. This still applies if the Pathfinder is in a moving Humvee and the target is also moving.
** Jarman Kell has a SnipingTheCockpit ability that works no matter the facing or speed of the (ground) vehicle using it.
12th Feb '18 8:17:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[{{Rolemaster}} MERP]]''. You shoot someone with a bow from his front and score a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice perforation]] CriticalHit. Table result: arrow enters through one ear, exits through the other.

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* ''[[{{Rolemaster}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}} MERP]]''. You shoot someone with a bow from his front and score a [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice perforation]] CriticalHit. Table result: arrow enters through one ear, exits through the other.
18th Jan '18 1:54:16 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Energy/laser weapons in many anime (such as ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' and ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'') will often curve and even zig-zag in extremely sharp angles on their way to their target. One such extreme example is the lasers of TheEnd from Eureka Seven, which will not only curve and move in sharp angles, but home into their target despite being just energy.

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* Energy/laser weapons in many anime (such as ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' and ''[[Anime/TransformersEnergon Energon]]'') will often curve and even [[HomingLasers zig-zag in at extremely sharp angles angles]] on their way to their target. One such extreme example is the lasers of TheEnd [=TheEnd=] from Eureka Seven, ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', which will not only curve and move in sharp angles, but home into their target despite being just energy.
19th Nov '17 9:49:20 PM Dingbot
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* When the Comicbook/{{Runaways}} traveled back in time, they encountered a superpowered gang war. One of the gang members had a gun that could never miss: The bullet would ricochet until it hit it's target.

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* When the Comicbook/{{Runaways}} traveled back in time, they encountered a superpowered gang war. One of the gang members had a gun that could never miss: The bullet would ricochet until it hit it's its target.
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