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26th Mar '17 2:56:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheOnion'' takes this trope UpToEleven in their report on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYQhvW-tjNM&NR=1 "Close Range"]].

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' takes this trope UpToEleven in their report on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYQhvW-tjNM&NR=1 "Close Range"]].
23rd Mar '17 2:58:40 PM Realityplusplus
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* This is a called shot in TabletopGame/ShadowRun.
2nd Mar '17 4:11:18 PM eroock
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
** 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 [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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.]]
** This is how Sherlock gets rid of [[spoiler:Magnussen]] in "[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]", after the latter is [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive dumb enough to reveal]] that there are no hard copies of his {{Blackmail}} material, and it was all kept in his head]].

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''
** 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 [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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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''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': This is how Sherlock gets rid of [[spoiler:Magnussen]] in "[[Recap/SherlockS03E03HisLastVow His Last Vow]]", after the latter is [[spoiler:[[TooDumbToLive dumb enough to reveal]] that there are no hard copies of his {{Blackmail}} material, and it was all kept in his head]].
26th Feb '17 11:47:37 AM WillBGood
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/TheTrnsformersIDW'' Spotlight: Hardhead. Hardhead is shot point-blank in the face by [[spoiler: a mind-controlled Nightbeat]] and shrugs it off completely while pointing out that he has a MeaningfulName.

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/TheTrnsformersIDW'' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersIDW'' Spotlight: Hardhead. Hardhead is shot point-blank in the face by [[spoiler: a mind-controlled Nightbeat]] and shrugs it off completely while pointing out that he has a MeaningfulName.
26th Feb '17 11:47:27 AM WillBGood
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Justice League 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.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Justice League 300|0}}1 300|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.



** By contrast, his daughter/OppositeSexClone, Comicbook/{{X 23}}'s, skull is not. As a consequence, a headshot is just as messy for her as it would be for any normal person. However because of her HealingFactor she'll get back up again, and ''then'' come gut you. In ''All-New Wolverine'' she even has a WakingNonSequitor while her brain is knitting back together after being sniped.

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** By contrast, his daughter/OppositeSexClone, Comicbook/{{X 23}}'s, skull is not. As a consequence, a headshot is just as messy for her as it would be for any normal person. However because of her HealingFactor she'll get back up again, and ''then'' come gut you. In ''All-New Wolverine'' she even has a WakingNonSequitor WakingNonSequitur while her brain is knitting back together after being sniped.
14th Feb '17 9:54:48 PM 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 [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a perfectly round hole into her forehead]] and wonder why anyone would do so]].

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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'', the ''Series/EmeraldCity'' episode [[Recap/EmeraldCityS1E1TheBeastForever "The Beast Forever"]], 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 [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a perfectly round hole into her forehead]] and wonder why anyone would do so]].
11th Feb '17 11:46:15 AM CountDorku
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** Averted on non-mammalian targets, though. Spiderants and varkids are more susceptible to abdominal shots, threshers are best dealt with by targeting the eyes (which can be in some pretty weird places - on their tentacles, for example), Hyperion Loaders quite literally fall apart when targeted on the joints, and crystalisks are virtually invulnerable unless you hit them on the visible crystals on their legs (it's hard to tell if they even ''have'' heads).
31st Jan '17 6:58:12 AM AbsoluteSword
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* Averted with the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' series of horror games. Oh sure, feel free to ''ignore'' the ''multiple'' warnings of "Cut off their limbs" written in blood across the walls of the ghost ship Ishimura; watch as your delight turns to horror as the now ''headless'' space zombie ''continues'' charging at you to claw you into iddy biddy pieces.
25th Jan '17 7:16:48 AM rwe1138
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*''Film/JohnWick'' could alternatively be titled "Boom, Headshot: The Movie."
19th Jan '17 9:25:49 PM 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]].

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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 [[PrettyLittleHeadshots a perfectly round hole into her forehead forehead]] and wonder why anyone would do so]].
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