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17th Apr '18 9:29:26 PM Lightning4119
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* Played for drama in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. Cornered by Alex Mercer, [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate McMullen]] chooses to shoot himself in the head to spite Alex. He knows he's going to die anyway, but he [[EatBrainForMemories deliberately goes for the head so Alex can't take his memories]]. Later, when Alex is disguised as Col. Taggart, General Randall shoots him in the head, which [[HumanoidAbomination doesn't do much to him]], but would have killed a normal human.
16th Apr '18 12:51:55 PM bitemytail
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* In ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]]'', shooting an enemy in the head deals 2x normal damage while also occasionally incapacitating them for a few seconds.

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* In ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]]'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', shooting an enemy in the head deals 2x normal damage while also occasionally incapacitating them for a few seconds.
11th Apr '18 7:04:31 AM JAG01
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* Anytime you run into a seemingly-invincible enemy in the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series, his WeakSpot will inevitably be his head. If the enemy's head fills the screen, then it will be the eyes or an obvious gem somewhere on his forehead.
** The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series in particular uses this trope at its most literal every chance it gets. Most large bosses can only be damaged by headshots, including many of Sigma's OneWingedAngel forms.

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* Anytime you run into a seemingly-invincible enemy in the ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series, his WeakSpot will inevitably be his head. If the enemy's head fills the screen, then it will be the eyes or an obvious gem or protrusion somewhere on his forehead.
** The ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series in particular uses this trope at its most literal every chance it gets. Most large bosses can only be damaged by headshots, including many of Sigma's OneWingedAngel forms.
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26th Mar '18 3:32:09 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'': This is depicted in the artwork of [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Graydle_Combat Graydle Combat]]. Graydle Slime is seen being shot in the head by a card effect, and Graydle Slime Jr. emerges from it as a result.
10th Mar '18 12:11:55 AM YourEternalTroper
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* Another one who quotes this is Kardel Sharpeye in ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', aptly classed 'Sniper'. He also has a Headshot skill that is generated at a random chance that does additional damage and makes his target so dizzy they move and attack slower.

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* Another one who quotes this is Kardel Sharpeye in ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'', ''VideoGame/DotA2'', aptly classed 'Sniper'. He also has a Headshot skill that is generated at a random chance that does additional damage and makes his target so dizzy they move and attack slower.
10th Mar '18 12:11:41 AM YourEternalTroper
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* Subverted in first-person hunter ''Deer Hunter 2005''. Headshots ''will'' kill the deer instantly, but you won't get the special slow-motion insta-kill bulletcam you get with a lung/heart shot.

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* Subverted in first-person hunter ''Deer Hunter 2005''. Headshots ''will'' kill the deer instantly, but you won't get the special slow-motion insta-kill bulletcam bullet cam you get with a lung/heart shot.shot.
* Later played straight in subsequent ''Deer Hunter'' games, notably ''Deer Hunter Classic'' (formerly ''Deer Hunter 2014''), where only the final animal you kill gets the special slow-motion insta-kill bullet cam.
13th Feb '18 7:29:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/S4League'' features critical hits, which generally only occur when a player's shot connects with an enemy's head. On the other hand, ''S4League'''s entire setting revolves around unashamedly presenting itself as an online 'sport' played in virtual stadiums over the internet. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Which it is]].

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* ''VideoGame/S4League'' features critical hits, which generally only occur when a player's shot connects with an enemy's head. On the other hand, ''S4League'''s ''VideoGame/S4League'''s entire setting revolves around unashamedly presenting itself as an online 'sport' played in virtual stadiums over the internet. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Which it is]].
10th Feb '18 12:50:47 PM superkeijikun
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** Hank does this to one of the Mexican assassins sent to kill him. Made harder by the fact that Hank's been shot and is more or less paralyzed except for his arms. Made ''easier'' by the fact that the assassin is literally standing directly over Hank in order to kill him with an ''axe'' (it's kind of a thing with him).

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** Hank does this to one of the Mexican assassins sent to kill him. Made harder by the fact that Hank's been shot and is more or less paralyzed except for his arms. Made ''easier'' by the fact that the assassin is literally standing directly over Hank in order to kill him with an ''axe'' (it's kind of a thing with him).him), and messier by the bullet Hank used to put him down: a hollow-point.


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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' has a shocking example in the first season episode "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E24Conspiracy Conspiract]]": when confronted by Commander Dexter Remmick, who had been possessed by a parasitic lifeform, Picard and Riker both set their phasers to kill and fire on Remmick. One phaser beam focuses on Remmick's head, [[{{Gorn}} melting the flesh off of it before]] [[YourHeadASplode blowing it to pieces]].
6th Feb '18 9:31:15 AM CerotechOmega
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* In WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged, Alucard invokes this trope on numerous occasions, even quoting the trope verbatim during his first fight with Anderson. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] though when Anderson [[NoSell no-sells]] the shot seconds later.

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* In WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged, ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged''
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Alucard invokes this trope on numerous occasions, even quoting the trope verbatim during his first fight with Anderson. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] though when Anderson [[NoSell no-sells]] the shot seconds later.later.
** Jeb Forrest decides to interrupt Integra's orders to Alucard, and Alucard nonchalantly gives him one of these. Nobody cared.
4th Feb '18 5:26:22 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Theon's rescuer kills the leader of his pursuers point-blank with an arrow to the face.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Theon's rescuer kills the leader of his pursuers point-blank with an arrow to the face.face.
** A peasant who makes fun of Cersei gets a taste of this from Gregor smashing the poor bastard's head to the wall.
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