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16th Jan '17 8:34:04 AM Jake18
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* In ''Videogame/{{Xenosaga}}'', Junior's bullets do this, especially his trick shot where he throws a handful of coons in the air, shoots one, and has it ricochet off all of them.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Xenosaga}}'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', shooting a car in the gas cap apparently causes the bullet to travel a perfect path down the filler neck and into the gas tank.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'',
Junior's bullets do this, especially his trick shot where he throws a handful of coons in the air, shoots one, and has it ricochet off all of them.
7th Jan '17 9:46:29 AM nombretomado
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* Spoofed and then some in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' webcomic ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'' [[http://www.gigaville.com/comic.php?id=267 here]].

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* Spoofed and then some in the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' webcomic ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'' ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'' [[http://www.gigaville.com/comic.php?id=267 here]].
10th Dec '16 5:49:51 PM N.Harmonik
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* In the Discovery Channel's forensic documentary show ''New Detectives'', one episode involved teenage who died in an indoor shooting range. The bullet someone else (who did not stand in the proper spot) fired hit the suspended ceiling. One would have expected the bullet to go through the foam tiles, but due to the aforementioned unstable configuration of bullets, hitting the softer medium caused the bullet to curve back down and hit its victim on the head, leaving only a long gash in the ceiling tile it had hit.

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* In the Discovery Channel's forensic documentary show ''New Detectives'', one episode involved teenage a teenager who died in an indoor shooting range. The bullet someone else (who did not stand in the proper spot) fired hit the suspended ceiling. One would have expected the bullet to go through the foam tiles, but due to the aforementioned unstable configuration of bullets, hitting the softer medium caused the bullet to curve back down and hit its victim on the head, leaving only a long gash in the ceiling tile it had hit.
21st Oct '16 6:44:04 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* In ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', bullets can [[RuleOfCool CURVE AFTER THEY ARE FIRED!]] All you gotta do is get your heart rate up to 4000 beats per minute (which should make it explode) and swing the gun in an arc. This is most notable in the climax, where the female lead does this to take out a circle of mooks [[spoiler:along with herself]]

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* In ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', bullets can [[RuleOfCool CURVE AFTER THEY ARE FIRED!]] All you gotta do is get your heart rate up to 4000 beats per minute (which should make it explode) and swing the gun in an arc. This is most notable in the climax, where the female lead does this to take out a circle of mooks [[spoiler:along with herself]]herself]].
20th Oct '16 8:44:18 AM WaxingName
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** 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.
** 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 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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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
''Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure''
** [[Manga/StardustCrusaders Hol Horse's 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 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 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]]
11th Oct '16 2:18:52 PM 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)]].

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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)]].less)]], but RuleOfCool is still ''heavily'' in effect, especially when it comes to the tumbling bullets not suffering a major drop in muzzle velocity.
10th Sep '16 10:06:35 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/WinnieThePoohsHomeRunDerby'': With baseballs, not bullets. Rabbit's and Owl's pitches move in a blatantly physically impossible way, with Rabbit's pitches moving slowly and then speeding up, and Owl's pitches moving in a zigzagging manner. And yet, even they has nothing on Tigger's pitches, which in midflight become invisible.
8th Sep '16 7:33:57 PM sball70
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** An episode handled a few myths like these. Such as if a bullet can be fired, ricocheted off a few walls, and come back at the shooter with lethal force (answer: no). And in good ol' ''Mythbusters'' fashion, they bent a tube into a 270 degree bend and found you can shoot a bullet down it and retain lethal force

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** An episode handled a few myths like these. Such as if a bullet can be fired, ricocheted off a few walls, and come back at the shooter with lethal force (answer: no). And in good ol' ''Mythbusters'' fashion, they bent a tube into a 270 90 degree bend and found you can shoot a bullet down it and retain lethal force
30th Aug '16 3:06:51 PM AgProv
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* In ''Literature/MailedFist'', an autobiographical account of commanding tanks on WW2, Major John Foley of the Royal Tank Regiment recalls the day his Churchill received a direct hit in a CurbStompBattle with a German tank. He took a direct hit from a Tiger tank that killed Foley's co-driver and passed straight through the length of the tank from front to rear to explode in the engine compartment. Foley had been right in its path as it passed through the tank, and when he returned to the wreck to plot its trajectory between the entrance hole and the hole in the engine bulkhead, he realised it should have taken both his legs off. Yet he escaped with a slight scratch on one thigh. A ballistics expert assured him that shells do odd things in flight, especially when part of their impetus has been spent on first contact. Foley concluded it had somehow described a curved path on penetrating the forward armour, deflecting its path and somehow causing it to swerve around him.
10th Jul '16 9:17:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In Uwe Boll's ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'', one character dies from a bullet that obviously misses her by about ''two feet''. Considering how all the bullet effects were CGI, therefore ''post-production'', one can conclude that they clearly [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't give a damn]].

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* In Uwe Boll's ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005'', one character dies from a bullet that obviously misses her by about ''two feet''. Considering how all the bullet effects were CGI, therefore ''post-production'', one can conclude that they clearly [[TheyJustDidntCare didn't give a damn]].damn.
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