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12th Jan '17 9:16:28 AM Blazer
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* ComicBook/IronMan is forced to do this to Mallen in the ''Extremis'' storyline to take him down for good. Tony's so pissed off having done this that he kicks Mallen's lifeless body in total spite.
12th Jan '17 1:33:27 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', Dorothy manages the impressive feat of landing a bullet between the eyes of her target without even holding the gun. [[spoiler:She tricks East into pointing the pistol at herself and pulling the trigger. When the other witches examine East's body, they wonder how someone carved a perfectly round hole into her forehead and wonder why anyone would do so]].
8th Jan '17 5:21:46 AM ACW
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*Several times, notably on [[spoiler:Penny]], in ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn''.
28th Dec '16 12:47:30 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Theon's rescuer kills the leader of his pursuers point-blank with an arrow to the face.
20th Dec '16 11:56:22 PM DrPsyche
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersTillAllAreOne'': Has Ironhide defeat [[CombiningMecha Bruticus]] by launching a rocket into the giant's visor blowing his head apart and forcing him to separate into his individual components.
17th Dec '16 3:29:17 AM Ragitsu
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* In the remake of the original ''Resident Evil'', blowing off a zombie's head was one of the ways prevent a zombie from resurrecting as a Crimson Head (as opposed to burning it or blowing off its kneecaps). The headshots were random when using a handgun, but pointing a shotgun at a zombie's head was much more reliable.
** It's actually possible to shoot off the heads off hunters, chimeras, and dogs, especially when using the Samurai Edge, although it doesn't serve any tactical purpose.

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* In the remake of the original ''Resident Evil'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'', blowing off a zombie's head was one of the ways prevent a zombie from resurrecting as a Crimson Head (as opposed to burning it or blowing off its kneecaps). The headshots were random when using a handgun, but pointing a shotgun at a zombie's head was much more reliable.
reliable. Additionally, [[TheGunslinger Chris Redfield]] is more likely to secure a headshot than Jill Valentine.
** It's It is actually possible to shoot off the heads off hunters, chimeras, Hunters, Chimeras, and dogs, Cerberus, especially when using the Samurai Edge, Edge...although it doesn't serve any tactical purpose.
17th Dec '16 3:24:50 AM Ragitsu
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is the king of this trope. Unless you were using a particularly powerful weapon, it was nearly impossible to kill any Ganados without shooting them in the head, and even then in Professional mode it would still take around nine headshots to kill them. The only other way you were encouraged to shoot them was in the legs, so you could run up and melee them in the head.
** Unless they have a mask on, in which case it takes around 60 headshots to kill them.
** 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 too long, they'd anticipate the shot and start covering their faces or move out of the way.
** Strangely, despite being able to take multiple bullets to the face, anytime an enemy was killed by an attack directed at its head, their noggin would graphically blow it up, complete with a nauseating splatting sound and chunks off head laying on the ground (strangely, this often doesn't kill them instantly). This includes everything from .50 magnum shots to 9mm bullets to the female PC elbowing them in the face.
*** Likewise in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' headshots are powerful enough to take heads clean off but enemies can take a few seconds to die resulting in still being hit or it can turn them into a more dangerous enemy.
** Subverted with the Regenerators and Iron Maidens, where shooting them in the head does almost nothing. Even if you use an extremely powerful weapon, or blow it's head off, it'll just regrow in a couple seconds.


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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is the king of this trope. Unless you were using a particularly powerful weapon, it was nearly impossible to kill any Ganados without shooting them in the head, and even then in Professional mode it would still take around nine headshots to kill them. The only other way you were encouraged to shoot them was in the legs, so you could run up and melee them in the head.
** Unless they have a mask on, in which case it takes around 60 headshots to kill them.
** 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 too long, they'd anticipate the shot and start covering their faces or move out of the way.
** Strangely, despite being able to take multiple bullets to the face, anytime an enemy was killed by an attack directed at its head, their noggin would graphically blow it up, complete with a nauseating splatting sound and chunks off head laying on the ground (strangely, this often doesn't kill them instantly). This includes everything from .50 magnum shots to 9mm bullets to the female PC elbowing them in the face.
*** Likewise in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' headshots are powerful enough to take heads clean off but enemies can take a few seconds to die resulting in still being hit or it can turn them into a more dangerous enemy.
** Subverted with the Regenerators and Iron Maidens, where shooting them in the head does almost nothing. Even if you use an extremely powerful weapon, or blow it's head off, it'll just regrow in a couple seconds.
8th Nov '16 3:46:51 AM Ragitsu
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** That said, you can invested in the "Targeted Attack" Technique to buy the penalty down. Additionally, trying to hit the Skull from behind is significantly easier.

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** That said, you can invested invest in the "Targeted Attack" Technique to buy the penalty down. Additionally, trying to hit the Skull from behind is significantly easier.
8th Nov '16 3:46:04 AM Ragitsu
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** That said, you can invested in the "Targeted Attack" Technique to buy the penalty down. Additionally, trying to hit the Skull from behind is significantly easier.
4th Nov '16 10:10:45 AM Sharlee
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* The preferred method of hitman Sean Callan in Don Winslow's "The Power of The Dog". He sticks with a .22 pistol as his WeaponOfChoice, since he knows the .22 load is powerful enough to pierce the skull, but not exit it. That means the bullet rattles around the skull like a "pinball", shredding grey matter the whole time. Combined with his habitual DoubleTap, it makes him frighteningly efficient at killing. [[/folder]]

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* The preferred method of hitman Sean Callan in Don Winslow's "The Power of The Dog". He sticks with a .22 pistol as his WeaponOfChoice, since he knows the .22 load is powerful enough to pierce the skull, but not exit it. That means the bullet rattles around the skull like a "pinball", shredding grey matter the whole time. Combined with his habitual DoubleTap, it makes him frighteningly efficient at killing. killing.
* The title character of the ''Literature/DanShambleZombiePI'' acquired his "zombie" moniker after dying of a BoomHeadshot, inflicted from behind in a dark alley. He keeps the unsightly exit hole concealed with morticians' putty, and wears a hat over the entry hole.
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