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11th Mar '17 11:14:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', [[spoiler: Raiden]] and [[spoiler: The President of the United States of America]] are struggling over [[spoiler: Raiden]]'s pistol, what with [[spoiler: Mr. President wanting Raiden to kill him and Raiden refusing]]. A shot rings out; the camera pans to reveal that [[spoiler: Revolver Ocelot, who before was not even in the scene, has shot the President himself]].
** Used again in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' at the end of the game when [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[AteHisGun puts a gun in his mouth]]]], and the camera cuts away on the sound of the gunshot, presumably to spare the player from the gore. It then cuts to another scene entirely for several minutes, leaving you with the feeling that [[spoiler: Solid Snake is dead]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[InterruptedSuicide did not kill himself]], and Big Boss, his [[LukeIAmYourFather father]], appears to meet his son for the last time]].

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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', [[spoiler: Raiden]] and [[spoiler: The President of the United States of America]] are struggling over [[spoiler: Raiden]]'s pistol, what with [[spoiler: Mr. President wanting Raiden to kill him and Raiden refusing]]. A shot rings out; the camera pans to reveal that [[spoiler: Revolver Ocelot, who before was not even in the scene, has shot the President himself]].
** Used again in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' at the end of the game when [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[AteHisGun puts a gun in his mouth]]]], and the camera cuts away on the sound of the gunshot, presumably to spare the player from the gore. It then cuts to another scene entirely for several minutes, leaving you with the feeling that [[spoiler: Solid Snake is dead]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[InterruptedSuicide did not kill himself]], and Big Boss, his [[LukeIAmYourFather father]], appears to meet his son for the last time]].
11th Mar '17 11:12:35 AM nombretomado
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** Used again in ''MetalGearSolid4'' at the end of the game when [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[AteHisGun puts a gun in his mouth]]]], and the camera cuts away on the sound of the gunshot, presumably to spare the player from the gore. It then cuts to another scene entirely for several minutes, leaving you with the feeling that [[spoiler: Solid Snake is dead]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[InterruptedSuicide did not kill himself]], and Big Boss, his [[LukeIAmYourFather father]], appears to meet his son for the last time]].

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** Used again in ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' at the end of the game when [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[AteHisGun puts a gun in his mouth]]]], and the camera cuts away on the sound of the gunshot, presumably to spare the player from the gore. It then cuts to another scene entirely for several minutes, leaving you with the feeling that [[spoiler: Solid Snake is dead]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler: Solid Snake [[InterruptedSuicide did not kill himself]], and Big Boss, his [[LukeIAmYourFather father]], appears to meet his son for the last time]].
6th Feb '17 7:12:36 AM Tightwire
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[[GunStruggle Two characters are struggling for a gun.]] There's brawling, rolling, clenching... Suddenly they both stop with identical looks of shock on their faces after the gun goes off, and the viewer is left to ponder for several seconds which one of the characters was shot, usually with a headfake in the direction of it not being the character who was actually injured. It can be fatal, or not. It can also be a knife or other small weapon. Extra points if it occurs right before a commercial break which leaves you hanging.

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[[GunStruggle Two characters are struggling for a gun.]] There's brawling, rolling, clenching... Suddenly they both stop with identical looks of shock on their faces after the gun goes off, and the viewer is left to ponder for several seconds which one of the characters was shot, usually with a headfake in the direction of it not being the character who was actually injured. It can be fatal, or not. It can also be done with a knife or other small knife, although there are less options for targets since it's a melee weapon. Extra points if it occurs right before a commercial break which leaves you hanging.
29th Oct '16 9:36:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Soul Society Arc of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', {{Badass}} [[BloodKnight Kenpachi Zaraki]] dares Ichigo to hit him with his [[{{BFS}} Zanpaktou]]. Ichigo raises to strike, the sword comes down, cut to blood falling to the ground, cut back to [[spoiler: [[MadeOfIron Ichigo's hands bleeding while Kenpachi hasn't got a scratch]]]].

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* In the Soul Society Arc of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', {{Badass}} badass [[BloodKnight Kenpachi Zaraki]] dares Ichigo to hit him with his [[{{BFS}} Zanpaktou]]. Ichigo raises to strike, the sword comes down, cut to blood falling to the ground, cut back to [[spoiler: [[MadeOfIron Ichigo's hands bleeding while Kenpachi hasn't got a scratch]]]].
12th Oct '16 7:09:09 PM erforce
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* In the first ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, [[spoiler: Elizabeth was running to the action, Barbossa pulled his gun on her, we hear a gunshot, Elizabeth starts... cue the camera cutting to Jack holding the smoking gun, aimed at Barbossa. The same gun he's been carrying around for ten years with no additional shot or powder specifically for that purpose.]]

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* In the first ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie, ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', [[spoiler: Elizabeth was running to the action, Barbossa pulled his gun on her, we hear a gunshot, Elizabeth starts... cue the camera cutting to Jack holding the smoking gun, aimed at Barbossa. The same gun he's been carrying around for ten years with no additional shot or powder specifically for that purpose.]]
20th Aug '16 9:45:57 AM nombretomado
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* When the guardians of the Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas review [[DragonLance Raistlin's]] memories of his duel with Fistandantilus, they are unable to determine who won and stole the "life-force" of the other, but conclude that either way, the winner was before them and qualified for entrance.

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* When the guardians of the Tower of High Sorcery in Palanthas review [[DragonLance [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Raistlin's]] memories of his duel with Fistandantilus, they are unable to determine who won and stole the "life-force" of the other, but conclude that either way, the winner was before them and qualified for entrance.
10th Aug '16 1:34:08 PM Willbyr
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* {{Egregious}}ly used in ''SaintSeiya''. The jarring part is that enemies, or the heroes themselves can go on like nothing happens for a while and then humongous holes or cracks will appear on the downed Saint/General/Spectre's cloth/scales/surplice.

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* {{Egregious}}ly used in ''SaintSeiya''.''Manga/SaintSeiya''. The jarring part is that enemies, or the heroes themselves can go on like nothing happens for a while and then humongous holes or cracks will appear on the downed Saint/General/Spectre's cloth/scales/surplice.



* In {{Trigun}} during a gun duel between Vash and Wolfwood, the scene cuts to the audience right as both of the gunmen shoot simultaneously. When the camera pans back both are lying on the ground with blood seeping through their clothes. [[spoiler: [[BrickJoke The 'blood' was actually from smashed ketchup bottles.]]]]

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* In {{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' during a gun duel between Vash and Wolfwood, the scene cuts to the audience right as both of the gunmen shoot simultaneously. When the camera pans back both are lying on the ground with blood seeping through their clothes. [[spoiler: [[BrickJoke The 'blood' was actually from smashed ketchup bottles.]]]]
5th Jul '16 8:15:51 PM Kayube
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* Case 4 in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' starts with two men in a boat. We see one firing a gun, then one falling into the water, and then the next shot shows Miles Edgeworth left alone in the boat, holding the gun. Edgeworth is subsequently accused of murder, but in the end it turns out that [[spoiler:the murderer had already killed the victim, then got into the boat disguised as him, fired shots into the water, then jumped off the boat himself leaving the gun behind, so that witnesses would think they'd seen the murder happen.]]
7th May '16 10:23:41 AM Duffan
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* Weapon-free version in ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': The murderer of the week kills his victims by snapping their necks, a technique Gibbs is familiar with and demonstrates (non-fatally, of course) to the team. Once they catch the killer, he and Gibbs wind up grappling on the ground, and they get each other into position for a snap. Cut to Tony and [=McGee=] racing to reach them. When they reach the room, Gibbs gestures to the killer's limp body on the floor... and orders them to cuff him.
27th Feb '16 8:52:33 PM Angeldeb82
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* In {{Trigun}} during a gun duel between Vash and Wolfwood, the scene cuts to the audience right as both of the gunmen shoot simultaneously. When the camera pans back both are lying on the ground with blood seeping through their clothes. [[spoiler: [[BrickJoke the 'blood' was actually from smashed ketchup bottles]]]]

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* In {{Trigun}} during a gun duel between Vash and Wolfwood, the scene cuts to the audience right as both of the gunmen shoot simultaneously. When the camera pans back both are lying on the ground with blood seeping through their clothes. [[spoiler: [[BrickJoke the The 'blood' was actually from smashed ketchup bottles]]]]bottles.]]]]



* ''Film/PeterPan'' In a moment of anger, Captain Hook shoots his gun in the general direction of Smee and another pirate. Smee gasps loudly, his hand flies to his chest, he turns to make eye contact with the other pirate. And then the other pirate silently topples over.

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* ''Film/PeterPan'' ''Disney/PeterPan'': In a moment of anger, Captain Hook shoots his gun in the general direction of Smee and another pirate. Smee gasps loudly, his hand flies to his chest, he turns to make eye contact with the other pirate. And then the other pirate silently topples over.



* ''Film/TheOppositeOfSex'': Struggle for the gun version was used, including the subsequent fakeout, which is {{lampshaded}} after the reveal, with the line [[spoiler: "What you thought I'd be the dead one? I'm the fucking ''narrator'' guys. Keep up!"]]

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* ''Film/TheOppositeOfSex'': Struggle for the gun version was used, including the subsequent fakeout, which is {{lampshaded}} after the reveal, with the line [[spoiler: "What "What, you thought I'd be the dead one? I'm the fucking ''narrator'' ''narrator'', guys. Keep up!"]]



* ''Film/MinorityReport'', ending with [[spoiler:Anderton confronting Burgess with the assumption that Anderton's predicted murder by Burgess will come to pass. A gunshot later, it's revealed Burgess took his own life.]]

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* ''Film/MinorityReport'', ending with [[spoiler:Anderton confronting Burgess with the assumption that Anderton's predicted murder by Burgess will come to pass. A gunshot later, it's revealed Burgess took his own life.]]life]].



* ''Film/TheThirdMan'' has Holly Martins and Henry Lime having a stand off on the stairs up to a manhole tunnel at each other, then cuts to the British intelligence officer hearing the gun go off [[spoiler: Holly comes walking down the sewer tunnel.]]
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' features a variant where right after Jules and Vincent [[spoiler:gun down Brett,]] someone bursts out of the bathroom firing a Magnum. The camera stays on the shooter for quite a while before a jump cut shows that [[spoiler:neither of them were shot and there are six bullet holes in the wall behind them.]]

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* ''Film/TheThirdMan'' has Holly Martins and Henry Lime having a stand off on the stairs up to a manhole tunnel at each other, then cuts to the British intelligence officer hearing the gun go off [[spoiler: Holly comes walking down the sewer tunnel.]]
tunnel]].
* ''Film/PulpFiction'' features a variant where right after Jules and Vincent [[spoiler:gun down Brett,]] someone bursts out of the bathroom firing a Magnum. The camera stays on the shooter for quite a while before a jump cut shows that [[spoiler:neither of them were shot and there are six bullet holes in the wall behind them.]]them]].



* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' had something similar to this. Agent Dunham and an assailant are fighting, both armed with a gun, but they're at close range, and so are resorting to brawling. eventually Olivia puts some distance between them and they both fire at each other. [[spoiler: The attacker falls over dead with a [[PrettyLittleHeadshots Pretty Little Headshot]], and Olivia glances over and sees a bullet hole mere inches from her.]]

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* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' had something similar to this. Agent Dunham and an assailant are fighting, both armed with a gun, but they're at close range, and so are resorting to brawling. eventually Olivia puts some distance between them and they both fire at each other. [[spoiler: The attacker falls over dead with a [[PrettyLittleHeadshots Pretty {{Pretty Little Headshot]], Headshot|s}}, and Olivia glances over and sees a bullet hole mere inches from her.]]



* ''{{CSI NY}}'' did a variant of this in the season 6 finale. We see Shane Casey holding Lucy with a gun in the other hand, and Lindsay going MamaBear with her own weapon. Cut away to an exterior shot and we hear the gunshot. We don't find out until the season 7 premiere that it was Casey who got shot.

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* ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' did a variant of this in the season 6 finale. We see Shane Casey holding Lucy with a gun in the other hand, and Lindsay going MamaBear with her own weapon. Cut away to an exterior shot and we hear the gunshot. We don't find out until the season 7 premiere that it was Casey who got shot.



* In David Williamson's ''Dead White Males'', postmodern Dr. Swain and Shakespeare are wrestling over a gun when it goes off. When Shakespeare recommends letting the audience know who was hit, Swain protests that nobody expects narrative closure anymore. [[spoiler: Then Swain limps off, having shot himself in the foot]].

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* In David Williamson's ''Dead White Males'', postmodern Dr. Swain and Shakespeare are wrestling over a gun when it goes off. When Shakespeare recommends letting the audience know who was hit, Swain protests that nobody expects narrative closure anymore. [[spoiler: Then Swain limps off, having shot himself in the foot]].foot.]]



* In ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'', Simon is wrestling with Farraday, who ends up with the gun. Simon hears a gunshot and thinks he was hit. It takes him a few seconds to realize [[spoiler:that Jeremy found the gun that Simon lost and has shot Farraday.]]

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* In ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'', Simon is wrestling with Farraday, who ends up with the gun. Simon hears a gunshot and thinks he was hit. It takes him a few seconds to realize [[spoiler:that Jeremy found the gun that Simon lost and has shot Farraday.]]Farraday]].



* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Corny Concerto", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny is being hunted by Porky Pig and his hunting dog. Bugs throws away their rifle, which hits a chipmunk, and then the chipmunk fires the rifle. After it goes off, all three characters put their hands over their chests with expressions of horror. Porky looks under his hands - he's OK! The dog looks under his hands - he's OK! Bugs looks under his hands - and faints in horror while the dog and Porky cry. Porky opens Bugs' clasping hands to check the wound, and finds... a bra! Bugs slaps Porky for being so fresh, puts the bra over their heads, and dances away, unharmed.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Wendy and Bebe struggle over a gun, which goes off... and doesn't hit either of them, but instead manages to hit [[TheyKilledKenny Kenny]], who was at home eating dinner with his family at the time.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Corny "A Corny Concerto", WesternAnimation/BugsBunny is being hunted by Porky Pig and his hunting dog. Bugs throws away their rifle, which hits a chipmunk, and then the chipmunk fires the rifle. After it goes off, all three characters put their hands over their chests with expressions of horror. Porky looks under his hands - he's OK! The dog looks under his hands - he's OK! Bugs looks under his hands - and faints in horror while the dog and Porky cry. Porky opens Bugs' clasping hands to check the wound, and finds... a bra! Bugs slaps Porky for being so fresh, puts the bra over their heads, and dances away, unharmed.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Wendy and Bebe struggle over a gun, which goes off... and doesn't hit either of them, but instead manages to hit [[TheyKilledKenny [[TheyKilledKennyAgain Kenny]], who was at home eating dinner with his family at the time.
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