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11th Feb '16 11:04:43 AM Dravencour
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* The ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' games were one of the first franchises to use this concept in gaming.
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* The ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' games were one discussion of the trope should not go without mentioning the formal {{Trope Namer|s}}, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. The Max Payne franchise was the first franchises to use this concept Bullet Time as an actual play mechanic. The sequel actually allows you to quickly reload in gaming. bullet-time, which has Max (or Mona) rapidly spin with the guns magically reloaded at the end. There's something JohnWoo-ish about this.

* The discussion of the trope should not be without mentioning the formal {{Trope Namer|s}}, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. The game was the first to use Bullet Time as an actual play mechanic. The sequel actually allows you to quickly reload in bullet-time, which has Max (or Mona) rapidly spin with the guns magically reloaded at the end. There's something JohnWoo-ish about this.
8th Feb '16 6:14:38 AM erforce
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* Overused in the ''Film/CharliesAngels'' films.
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* %%* Overused in the ''Film/CharliesAngels'' films.

* The trailer for ''UnderworldAwakening'' has [[ActionGirl Selene]] go into super-speed (from her point-of-view) against a squad of armed guards, as she quickly slices their throats before they can fire off a shot. Strangely, the guards should have been better prepared, given that she wakes up in TheUnmaskedWorld, where humans are openly hunting [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycans]].
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* The trailer for ''UnderworldAwakening'' ''Film/UnderworldAwakening'' has [[ActionGirl Selene]] go into super-speed (from her point-of-view) against a squad of armed guards, as she quickly slices their throats before they can fire off a shot. Strangely, the guards should have been better prepared, given that she wakes up in TheUnmaskedWorld, where humans are openly hunting [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycans]].

* Occurs in the first shootout in ''Film/BadBoys II'' with TheKlan.
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* Occurs in the first shootout in ''Film/BadBoys II'' ''Film/BadBoysII'' with TheKlan.
23rd Dec '15 8:49:10 PM Angeldeb82
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* Arbitrarily appears in brief bursts during a single fight scene in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', with the characters dodging each other's [[KnifeNut knives]] / [[BloodyMurder blood]]. And bullets in Ryuusei no Gemini ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wdvzFUjoEQ#t=00m58s it doesn't end well]] [[spoiler:for Goran since he runs at the speed of a bullet in the middle of the rain, effectively having the rain become a water jet cutter on his entire body]])
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* Arbitrarily appears in brief bursts during a single fight scene in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', with the characters dodging each other's [[KnifeNut knives]] {{kni|feNut}}ves / [[BloodyMurder blood]].{{blood|yMurder}}. And bullets in Ryuusei no Gemini ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wdvzFUjoEQ#t=00m58s it doesn't end well]] [[spoiler:for Goran since he runs at the speed of a bullet in the middle of the rain, effectively having the rain become a water jet cutter on his entire body]])

* In ''Film/OverTheHedge'', it occurs when Hammy gets a hold of [[CaffeineBulletTime an energy drink.]]
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* In ''Film/OverTheHedge'', it occurs when Hammy gets a hold of [[CaffeineBulletTime an energy drink.]]drink]].

** Comes up several more times in the [[KungFuPanda2 second film]], most notably when the entire heroic cast performs a slow-motion leap, with Po saying "I love you guys", [[RuleOfFunny also in slow-mo]].
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** Comes up several more times in the [[KungFuPanda2 [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2 second film]], most notably when the entire heroic cast performs a slow-motion leap, with Po saying "I love you guys", [[RuleOfFunny also in slow-mo]].

* Notably [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', under enforcement by the director. The action never slows down and the movements of the characters are shown in real time, to the point the camera itself can barely keep up. That, and the natural durability of the characters, really hammers home just how insanely fast and powerful the Kryptonians are. * ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' features a young Quicksilver. His scenes usually just show his movement as a blur, but his bullet-time sequence, as well as highlighting how he sees the world when he runs, shows him to be not just fast enough to dodge bullets meant for him--he's fast enough to [[spoiler:artfully rearrange them in flight so that they do not hit his allies. AFTER running a lap of the room and inventively messing with over half a dozen shooters on the opposing side.]]
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* Notably [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', under enforcement by the director. The action never slows down and the movements of the characters are shown in real time, to the point the camera itself can barely keep up. That, and the natural durability of the characters, really hammers home just how insanely fast and powerful the Kryptonians are. * ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' features a young Quicksilver. His scenes usually just show his movement as a blur, but his bullet-time sequence, as well as highlighting how he sees the world when he runs, shows him to be not just fast enough to dodge bullets meant for him--he's fast enough to [[spoiler:artfully rearrange them in flight so that they do not hit his allies. AFTER running a lap of the room and inventively messing with over half a dozen shooters on the opposing side.]]side]].

* {{Exploited}} in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. The main character, Waxillium Ladrian, uses his partner Wayne's [[TimeStandsStill speed bubble]] to shoot a bullet to the side of a robber and his hostage, and then shoots another bullet to [[ImprobableAimingSkills hit the first bullet]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so it ricochets into the robber's head without hitting the hostage]].
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* {{Exploited}} in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. The main character, Waxillium Ladrian, uses his partner Wayne's [[TimeStandsStill speed bubble]] to shoot a bullet to the side of a robber and his hostage, and then shoots another bullet to [[ImprobableAimingSkills hit the first bullet]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome so it ricochets into the robber's head without hitting the hostage]].

** Used to excellent effect in the promo and episode for the season 10 premiere, the latter being a HowWeGotHere bit. Special attention was given to [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome Langston taking down a gunman with his bare hands]].
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** Used to excellent effect in the promo and episode for the season 10 premiere, the latter being a HowWeGotHere bit. Special attention was given to [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Langston taking down a gunman with his bare hands]].

* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' features Kasugami's ability to slow down time, allowing you to, say, sneak past those [[BrokenBridge pesky guards]], or see an [[SuperSpeed ultra-fast attack]]. It's also incredibly awesome to be able to mow down a whole bunch of {{Mook}}s in a fraction of a second, or beat up someone while they're in the middle of a FlashStep. A subversion also takes place: Kasugami, the god of Mist, about to be attacked by [[ImprobableWeaponUser flying guitars]], slows them down using his power while jumping and twisting dramatically... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and gets hit by them anyway]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' features Kasugami's ability to slow down time, allowing you to, say, sneak past those [[BrokenBridge pesky guards]], or see an [[SuperSpeed ultra-fast attack]]. It's also incredibly awesome to be able to mow down a whole bunch of {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} in a fraction of a second, or beat up someone while they're in the middle of a FlashStep. A subversion also takes place: Kasugami, the god of Mist, about to be attacked by [[ImprobableWeaponUser flying guitars]], slows them down using his power while jumping and twisting dramatically... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments and gets hit by them anyway]].

* The discussion of the trope should not be without mentioning the formal TropeNamer, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. The game was the first to use Bullet Time as an actual play mechanic. The sequel actually allows you to quickly reload in bullet-time, which has Max (or Mona) rapidly spin with the guns magically reloaded at the end. There's something JohnWoo-ish about this.
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* The discussion of the trope should not be without mentioning the formal TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. The game was the first to use Bullet Time as an actual play mechanic. The sequel actually allows you to quickly reload in bullet-time, which has Max (or Mona) rapidly spin with the guns magically reloaded at the end. There's something JohnWoo-ish about this.

** An Infiltrator with a high enough sniper rifle rating can get a few seconds of bullet time when looking down a sniper scope, to help the player line up a headshot. Soldiers also get the exclusive "Adrenaline Rush" perk, which is like a cross between this and AdrenalineTime. Vanguards can also specify whether their [[FoeTossingCharge Biotic Charge]] either affects a larger area of impact or enters bullet time after the impact; perfect for lining up a [[NoKillLikeOverkill meatshot]] on a [[RagdollPhysics ragdolling]] enemy. ** The Soldier "Adrenaline Rush" can be used to take it one step further. When you sprint, the time is also slowed down slightly. If you activate the Adrenaline Rush and sprint, the missiles and enemies nearly ''[[TimeStop stand still]]'' while you storm across the room. Now, how cool is that? [[SuperSpeed You can outrun a missile!]]
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** An Infiltrator with a high enough sniper rifle rating can get a few seconds of bullet time when looking down a sniper scope, to help the player line up a headshot. Soldiers also get the exclusive "Adrenaline Rush" perk, which is like a cross between this and AdrenalineTime. Vanguards can also specify whether their [[FoeTossingCharge Biotic Charge]] either affects a larger area of impact or enters bullet time after the impact; perfect for lining up a [[NoKillLikeOverkill [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill meatshot]] on a [[RagdollPhysics ragdolling]] {{ragdoll|Physics}}ing enemy. ** The Soldier "Adrenaline Rush" can be used to take it one step further. When you sprint, the time is also slowed down slightly. If you activate the Adrenaline Rush and sprint, the missiles and enemies nearly ''[[TimeStop ''[[TimeStandsStill stand still]]'' while you storm across the room. Now, how cool is that? [[SuperSpeed You can outrun a missile!]]

* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' has an item called the Combat Boost which, when administered, [[SuperReflexes slows down your perception of time]] for greater reaction speed and accuracy. (It was originally called the Adrenaline Pill, but this was later {{bowdlerized}}.) There is also a cheat called Singer Play Slo-Mo in which every level can be played this way.
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* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' has an item called the Combat Boost which, when administered, [[SuperReflexes slows down your perception of time]] for greater reaction speed and accuracy. (It was originally called the Adrenaline Pill, but this was later {{bowdlerized}}.{{bowdleri|se}}zed.) There is also a cheat called Singer Play Slo-Mo in which every level can be played this way.

* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': The "Chaos Control" abilities introduced by Shadow in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Sonic Adventure 2]] allow the user to warp space and time including slowing it down. Sonic exclusively can slow down time with a "Time Break" ability introduced in [[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]] which was later used in [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Sonic Generations]], but it slows Sonic down as well.
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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': The "Chaos Control" abilities introduced by Shadow in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Sonic Adventure 2]] VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 allow the user to warp space and time including slowing it down. Sonic exclusively can slow down time with a "Time Break" ability introduced in [[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Secret Rings]] which was later used in [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Sonic Generations]], VideoGame/SonicGenerations, but it slows Sonic down as well.
27th Nov '15 8:23:46 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* One of the newest features in ''[[VideoGame/ProjectXZone Project X Zone 2]]'' allows you to time [[CriticalHit Critical Hits]] more easily as well as gain back some of the Cross Gauge you used to activate it if used correctly. * This occurs during the opening sequence of ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Neo Contra]]''.
25th Nov '15 7:40:23 PM Nouct
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12th Nov '15 2:14:33 PM eroock
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** Then topped with the forest chase sequence in the sequel, ''A Game of Shadows'', which must set some sort of record for how many times a scene goes in and out of Bullet Time.
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** Then topped with the forest chase sequence in the sequel, ''A Game of Shadows'', ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'', which must set some sort of record for how many times a scene goes in and out of Bullet Time.
10th Nov '15 3:15:11 AM DetailsCat
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* ''VideoGame/{{Implosion}}'' has a modular gear system that you can use to equip "Precognition Protocol" which allows you to slow down nearby enemies.
6th Oct '15 12:06:03 PM kknizaa
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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' does this three times, once in episode 1 before Haruko gives Naota "CPR", again in episode 3, as Naota crashes into Ninamori in a near-kiss turned head-butt, and finally . They also do it a few times in the episode "Brittle Bullet".
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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' does this three times, once in episode 1 before Haruko gives Naota "CPR", again in episode 3, as Naota crashes into Ninamori in a near-kiss turned head-butt, and finally . They also do it a few times finally in the episode "Brittle Bullet".
19th Sep '15 5:59:44 PM Landis
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* {{Exploited}} in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. The main character, Waxillium Ladrian, uses his partner Wayne's [[TimeStandsStill speed bubble]] to shoot a bullet to the side of a robber and his hostage, and then shoots another bullet to [[ImprobablyAimingSkills hit the first bullet]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so it ricochets into the robber's head without hitting the hostage]].
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* {{Exploited}} in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. The main character, Waxillium Ladrian, uses his partner Wayne's [[TimeStandsStill speed bubble]] to shoot a bullet to the side of a robber and his hostage, and then shoots another bullet to [[ImprobablyAimingSkills [[ImprobableAimingSkills hit the first bullet]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so it ricochets into the robber's head without hitting the hostage]].
19th Sep '15 5:58:26 PM Landis
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* {{Exploited}} in ''Literature/TheAlloyOfLaw''. The main character, Waxillium Ladrian, uses his partner Wayne's [[TimeStandsStill speed bubble]] to shoot a bullet to the side of a robber and his hostage, and then shoots another bullet to [[ImprobablyAimingSkills hit the first bullet]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome so it ricochets into the robber's head without hitting the hostage]].
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