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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.]]
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* ''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.
1st Feb '16 6:39:03 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', this happens during the showdown between [[spoiler: Miss Pross and Madame Defarge]] near the end.

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* In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', this happens during the showdown between [[spoiler: Miss Pross and Madame Defarge]] near the end.
7th Jan '16 10:56:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoraNoWoto'''s first [=OVA=] features this at the climax of a [[MundaneMadeAwesome water-gun war between two factions in the Clocktower Fortress]]. Because everyone is dead drunk by this point, the reveal is accompanied by much unnecessary overacting on Rio's part.

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* ''SoraNoWoto'''s ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'''s first [=OVA=] features this at the climax of a [[MundaneMadeAwesome water-gun war between two factions in the Clocktower Fortress]]. Because everyone is dead drunk by this point, the reveal is accompanied by much unnecessary overacting on Rio's part.
12th Dec '15 4:15:35 PM nombretomado
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** Also happens in the ''XWingSeries''. Corran is rescued from Imperials by an old enemy's lover and then taken to that old enemy, who has her remove his blaster. The enemy levels a blaster at Corran, "the whine of a single blaster shot filled the hangar and the bolt tinted everything with the color of blood", and then the enemy crumples because his lover shot him. She'd gone through a slow HeelFaceTurn that culminated here.

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** Also happens in the ''XWingSeries''.''Literature/XWingSeries''. Corran is rescued from Imperials by an old enemy's lover and then taken to that old enemy, who has her remove his blaster. The enemy levels a blaster at Corran, "the whine of a single blaster shot filled the hangar and the bolt tinted everything with the color of blood", and then the enemy crumples because his lover shot him. She'd gone through a slow HeelFaceTurn that culminated here.
3rd Dec '15 9:29:52 AM Greenygal
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* Episode 20 of ''Series/TheFlash'', "Good Night Central City," involved an inventor (Bill Mumy) being pressured by his cousin into using his sleep-inducing invention to commit robberies. When the cousin proved willing to kill with the device, Mumy rebelled and tried to stop him, they wrestled over a gun, and the gun went off between them. There was a suspenseful pause... and at this exact moment in the original April 4, 1991 broadcast of the episode (at least on the East Coast), CBS cut away to a special report in which Dan Rather spent the rest of the hour reporting on a minor and ultimately harmless heart flutter that had been suffered by then-President George H. W. Bush. As a result, the suspenseful moment was never resolved, at least until the show went into reruns. In fairness, though, it was easy to guess which character must have died.

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* Episode 20 of ''Series/TheFlash'', ''Series/TheFlash1990'', "Good Night Central City," involved an inventor (Bill Mumy) being pressured by his cousin into using his sleep-inducing invention to commit robberies. When the cousin proved willing to kill with the device, Mumy rebelled and tried to stop him, they wrestled over a gun, and the gun went off between them. There was a suspenseful pause... and at this exact moment in the original April 4, 1991 broadcast of the episode (at least on the East Coast), CBS cut away to a special report in which Dan Rather spent the rest of the hour reporting on a minor and ultimately harmless heart flutter that had been suffered by then-President George H. W. Bush. As a result, the suspenseful moment was never resolved, at least until the show went into reruns. In fairness, though, it was easy to guess which character must have died.
7th Oct '15 3:54:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Corny Concerto", Characters/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.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon "Corny Concerto", Characters/BugsBunny 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.
12th Sep '15 10:18:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the season 2 finale of ''[[NipTuck Nip/Tuck]]'', [[spoiler:Adrian and Ava]] are close together and we hear a stabbing noise, [[spoiler:Ava]]'s shocked look and bloody hands, but the reveal shows that [[spoiler:Adrian stabbed himself so that Ava would never leave him again]].
* Episode 20 of ''TheFlash'', "Good Night Central City," involved an inventor (Bill Mumy) being pressured by his cousin into using his sleep-inducing invention to commit robberies. When the cousin proved willing to kill with the device, Mumy rebelled and tried to stop him, they wrestled over a gun, and the gun went off between them. There was a suspenseful pause... and at this exact moment in the original April 4, 1991 broadcast of the episode (at least on the East Coast), CBS cut away to a special report in which Dan Rather spent the rest of the hour reporting on a minor and ultimately harmless heart flutter that had been suffered by then-President George H. W. Bush. As a result, the suspenseful moment was never resolved, at least until the show went into reruns. In fairness, though, it was easy to guess which character must have died.

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* In the season 2 finale of ''[[NipTuck Nip/Tuck]]'', ''Series/NipTuck'', [[spoiler:Adrian and Ava]] are close together and we hear a stabbing noise, [[spoiler:Ava]]'s shocked look and bloody hands, but the reveal shows that [[spoiler:Adrian stabbed himself so that Ava would never leave him again]].
* Episode 20 of ''TheFlash'', ''Series/TheFlash'', "Good Night Central City," involved an inventor (Bill Mumy) being pressured by his cousin into using his sleep-inducing invention to commit robberies. When the cousin proved willing to kill with the device, Mumy rebelled and tried to stop him, they wrestled over a gun, and the gun went off between them. There was a suspenseful pause... and at this exact moment in the original April 4, 1991 broadcast of the episode (at least on the East Coast), CBS cut away to a special report in which Dan Rather spent the rest of the hour reporting on a minor and ultimately harmless heart flutter that had been suffered by then-President George H. W. Bush. As a result, the suspenseful moment was never resolved, at least until the show went into reruns. In fairness, though, it was easy to guess which character must have died.
21st Aug '15 11:18:43 PM nombretomado
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* At one point in ''GundamSEED'', both Kira and Athrun go into SEED mode and blow each other's mecha up, leaving the audience wondering who survived that at all. [[spoiler:It turns out, they both survive but Kira TookALevelInBadass and Athrun starts towards a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* At one point in ''GundamSEED'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', both Kira and Athrun go into SEED mode and blow each other's mecha up, leaving the audience wondering who survived that at all. [[spoiler:It turns out, they both survive but Kira TookALevelInBadass and Athrun starts towards a HeelFaceTurn.]]
21st Aug '15 10:13:26 PM Revolos55
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* In the ''Series/{{Nashville}} episode "I Can't Keep Away From You", Sadie's abusive ex-husband breaks a restraining order and confronts her in a parking garage. Sadie threatens him with a handgun she purchased illegally after the last time he beat her. He scoffs and lunges at her, there's a struggle, a gunshot and Luke Wheeler drives up in his truck just in time to see [[spoiler:Sadie standing over her husband's body, holding the gun and covered in blood]].

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* In the ''Series/{{Nashville}} ''Series/{{Nashville}}'' episode "I Can't Keep Away From You", Sadie's abusive ex-husband breaks a restraining order and confronts her in a parking garage. Sadie threatens him with a handgun she purchased illegally after the last time he beat her. He scoffs and lunges at her, there's a struggle, a gunshot and Luke Wheeler drives up in his truck just in time to see [[spoiler:Sadie standing over her husband's body, holding the gun and covered in blood]].
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