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23rd Sep '15 3:20:41 PM StFan
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* The fan film ''Film/{{Grayson}}'' has this with the Joker shooting a sub-machine gun at Robin holding a thick metal plate to deflect the bullets. The effect was achieved by setting off firecrackers attached to the plate.



* The fanfilm ''{{Grayson}}'' has this with the Joker shooting a sub-machine gun at Robin holding a thick metal plate to deflect the bullets. The effect was achieved by setting off firecrackers attached to the plate.
27th Jun '15 10:08:12 PM REV6Pilot
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* Played straight to the point of exaggeration in ''FirstEncounterAssaultRecon''. Any shot fired at a metal surface will produce a fireworks-class shower of sparks, and some go flying emitting more sparks, as if the bullet just spawned in a burning magnesium strip.
19th Apr '15 2:18:34 AM Stealth
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* Lampshaded and [[ConversationalTroping talked about]] during the ''Literature/BattleTechExpandedUniverse'' novel ''Black Dragon,'' which opens with a HeroicBloodshed movie about a BruceLeeClone, taking place in the Battletech universe itself. The unreality of the movie is mentioned by a designated demoman, who asks if "anyone's ever seen marble spark like that." For those not aware, marble can be relatively hard or soft as minerals go, but it is uniformly ''brittle'' and would more likely shatter from a gunshot instead of spark.




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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' as a franchise likes its bullet holes or insane ricochets, but it is also more than happy to make bullet impacts against a wall or target into a spark. The only exceptions tended to be organic materials such as dirt, plants, and the odd rock, but even those would often throw more sparks than they rightly should. Concrete throws out a lot more bullet sparks than its composition should suggest--''Combat Evolved'' is quite bad about this in particular. This is all for the sake of the player, especially in multiplayer--it lets them know, within some reason, if their shots are hitting or missing, since shields glow when hit, and other players or enemies flinch and their armor sparks when shot.
16th Mar '15 9:40:51 AM teancom
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* In the movie "Film/TankGirl", while the Water & Power goons are raiding the complex, they have bullets that spark while shooting "sand"

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* In the movie "Film/TankGirl", while the Water & Power goons are raiding the complex, they have bullets that spark while shooting "sand"
''sand''
15th Mar '15 7:53:01 AM teancom
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* In the movie "Film/TankGirl", while the Water & Power goons are raiding the complex, they have bullets that spark while shooting "sand"
14th Mar '15 6:41:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'' uses this as part of a game mechanic - weapons equipped with the "FMJ" attachment, which allows them to penetrate thicker surfaces, make obvious spark-showers when shot at walls and whatnot as a visual indication that they have the attachment.

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* ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' uses this as part of a game mechanic - weapons equipped with the "FMJ" attachment, which allows them to penetrate thicker surfaces, make obvious spark-showers when shot at walls and whatnot as a visual indication that they have the attachment.
11th Aug '14 10:20:36 AM Saber15
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* [[MoreDakka Machineguns]] and low caliber autocannons in ''MechWarrior Living Legends'' only spark when hitting certain metallic surfaces, mostly just on the armor of mechs, tanks, and aerospace fighters. Shooting them on other surfaces results in material-unique effects, such as small spurts of dust when shooting concrete on an aircraft runway.

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* [[MoreDakka Machineguns]] and low caliber autocannons in ''MechWarrior ''[[Videogame/MechWarrior Mechwarrior Living Legends'' Legends]]'' only spark when hitting certain metallic surfaces, mostly just on the armor of mechs, tanks, and aerospace fighters.fighters. You can actually temporarily blind enemy pilots by blasting their cockpit canopy with machine guns; the sparks will obscure their vision. Shooting them on other surfaces results in material-unique effects, such as small spurts of dust when shooting concrete on an aircraft runway.
9th Jun '14 1:16:40 PM Willbyr
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In real life, bullets almost ''never'' spark, for various reasons. This is a [[TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters Trope Examined by the Mythbusters]]. Detailed [[http://intuitor.com/moviephysics/ here]]. Compare with SwordSparks.

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In real life, bullets almost ''never'' spark, for various reasons. This is a [[TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters Trope Examined by by]] the Mythbusters]].Series/MythBusters. Detailed [[http://intuitor.com/moviephysics/ here]]. Compare with SwordSparks.


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22nd Apr '14 3:18:54 PM krimzonflygon2
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* So many sparks are produced during Mami and Homura's gun battle in Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion that it's a wonder they didn't light themselves on fire.

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* So many sparks are produced during Mami and Homura's gun battle Very, VERY exaggerated in Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion that it's during Mami and Homura's gun battle. It's a wonder they didn't light themselves the city on fire.
22nd Apr '14 3:17:13 PM krimzonflygon2
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* So many sparks are produced during Mami and Homura's gun battle in Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion that it's a wonder they didn't light themselves on fire.
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