History Main / ColdSniper

29th Apr '16 3:05:46 PM giygasattack
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* Real-life example ''and'' subversion: [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Häyhä]], the deadliest sniper in history, who killed more than five ''hundred'' Soviet soldiers in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War Winter War]] between the Soviet Union and Finland, and then bagged another ''two hundred'' more with his submachine gun, all over a war that lasted only a hundred and five days. He aptly earned the nickname "''Belaya Smert'' - [[RedBaron The White Death]]" thanks to that--despite counter-snipers and ''artillery strikes'', the Soviets just couldn't kill him. However, it turns out that Häyhä was actually a small, quiet, and unassuming Finnish farmer who [[IDidWhatIHadToDo "did what he was told as well as he could"]] and [[FriendlySniper quite amiable guy outside the battlefield]]. During his career, he avoided using a telescopic sight to present a smaller target and avoid revealing reflections from a scope lens, and kept snow in his mouth to keep his breath from being seen. In the end, he was shot in the head (with an exploding round) and lost a chunk of his face, but lived to the age of 97. [[{{Badass}} He also shot the guy who shot him in the face.]]

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* Real-life example ''and'' subversion: [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Simo Häyhä]], the deadliest sniper in history, who killed more than five ''hundred'' Soviet soldiers in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War Winter War]] between the Soviet Union and Finland, and then bagged another ''two hundred'' more with his submachine gun, all over a war that lasted only a hundred and five days. He aptly earned the nickname "''Belaya Smert'' - [[RedBaron The White Death]]" thanks to that--despite counter-snipers and ''artillery strikes'', the Soviets just couldn't kill him. However, it turns out that Häyhä was actually a small, quiet, and unassuming Finnish farmer who [[IDidWhatIHadToDo "did what he was told as well as he could"]] and [[FriendlySniper quite amiable guy outside the battlefield]]. During his career, he avoided using a telescopic sight to present a smaller target and avoid revealing reflections from a scope lens, and kept snow in his mouth to keep his breath from being seen. In the end, he was shot in the head (with an exploding round) and lost a chunk of his face, but lived to the age of 97. [[{{Badass}} He also shot the guy who shot him in the face.]]
25th Apr '16 4:25:00 AM EchoFourDelta
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** For those wondering what the psychological demands are, it's simple. If you are a sniper, and aiming down the scope at a target, you learn a host of information about him, regardless of whether or not you want to know this. You can tell if the target is married, has children, even of what faith he is. This is one of the reasons Snipers are selected, because of their ability to gather information, and remember it. This is great for the intel guys, but it's ultimately bad for the snipers who have to carry this with them for their entire lives.
22nd Apr '16 1:45:48 AM aye_amber
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* Averted with the Sniper in ''MondayNightCombat'', who is a complete and utter loon. Since he's a response and gag to the Sniper from ''Team Fortress 2'', it's RuleOfFunny.

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* Averted with the Sniper in ''MondayNightCombat'', ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat,'' who is a complete and utter loon. Since he's a response and gag to the Sniper from ''Team Fortress 2'', 2,'' it's RuleOfFunny.
17th Apr '16 2:47:38 PM Leid
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* In ''[[FanFic/CissneisPath Cissnei's Path]]'', a VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII fanfic, Tseng during the events of Costa del Sol. He put a sniper round through Crimson (Cissnei) without a second thought and was aiming for her head. The only reason it hit her in her abdomen and wasn't instantly fatal was because she was warned, and he was still prepared to follow through with a second shot to ensure the kill, if not due to outside intervention.
17th Apr '16 12:30:04 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject'', Mercury, one of Elliot Sinclair's robots, is sent back in time to be this to his rival, Enrique Castillo during the conference on alien contact. Naturally, you have to stop Castillo from being killed. [[spoiler: Subverted with Elliot Sinclair himself, who is more of a paranoid sniper than cold.]]
18th Mar '16 8:38:44 PM TechPriest90
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* Real-life example ''and'' subversion: [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Häyhä]], the deadliest sniper in history, who killed more than five ''hundred'' Soviet soldiers in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War Winter War]] between the Soviet Union and Finland, and then bagged another ''two hundred'' more with his submachine gun, all over a war that lasted only a hundred and five days. He aptly earned the nickname "[[RedBaron White Death]]" thanks to that--despite counter-snipers and ''artillery strikes'', the Soviets just couldn't kill him. However, it turns out that Häyhä was actually a small, quiet, and unassuming Finnish farmer who [[IDidWhatIHadToDo "did what he was told as well as he could"]] and [[FriendlySniper quite amiable guy outside the battlefield]]. During his career, he avoided using a telescopic sight to present a smaller target and avoid revealing reflections from a scope lens, and kept snow in his mouth to keep his breath from being seen. In the end, he was shot in the head (with an exploding round) and lost a chunk of his face, but lived to the age of 97. [[{{Badass}} He also shot the guy who shot him in the face.]]

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* Real-life example ''and'' subversion: [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Häyhä]], the deadliest sniper in history, who killed more than five ''hundred'' Soviet soldiers in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War Winter War]] between the Soviet Union and Finland, and then bagged another ''two hundred'' more with his submachine gun, all over a war that lasted only a hundred and five days. He aptly earned the nickname "[[RedBaron "''Belaya Smert'' - [[RedBaron The White Death]]" thanks to that--despite counter-snipers and ''artillery strikes'', the Soviets just couldn't kill him. However, it turns out that Häyhä was actually a small, quiet, and unassuming Finnish farmer who [[IDidWhatIHadToDo "did what he was told as well as he could"]] and [[FriendlySniper quite amiable guy outside the battlefield]]. During his career, he avoided using a telescopic sight to present a smaller target and avoid revealing reflections from a scope lens, and kept snow in his mouth to keep his breath from being seen. In the end, he was shot in the head (with an exploding round) and lost a chunk of his face, but lived to the age of 97. [[{{Badass}} He also shot the guy who shot him in the face.]]
8th Mar '16 10:40:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''GenerationKill'': after one of the company's snipers scores (rather bloody) headshots on a couple of targets, he is seen looking visibly disturbed.

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* Averted in ''GenerationKill'': ''Series/GenerationKill'': after one of the company's snipers scores (rather bloody) headshots on a couple of targets, he is seen looking visibly disturbed.



* Subverted in ''TheSandbaggers''. Sandbagger three starts to crack after being forced to kill [[spoiler: Sandbagger two]] in an early episode.

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* Subverted in ''TheSandbaggers''.''Series/TheSandbaggers''. Sandbagger three starts to crack after being forced to kill [[spoiler: Sandbagger two]] in an early episode.
4th Mar '16 4:12:47 AM anza_sb
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* Chiba and Hayami from ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' are the most stoic and serious students in Class E, and they stood out as the class' best marksmen.
29th Feb '16 3:30:12 PM Larvi
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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance'' 2 has two noteworthy ones. Reaper is a creepy BloodKnight fatalist, while Shadow simply never talks above a whisper, always keeping as quiet as possible.

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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance'' 2 has two noteworthy ones. Reaper is a creepy BloodKnight fatalist, while Shadow simply never talks above a whisper, always keeping as quiet as possible. Shadow also is the only character in the game that has a permanent camouflage, perfect for his profession.
21st Feb '16 12:09:10 PM Tank50us
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** ... for a given value of "decent" - not the one you'd like applied to your neighbours.

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** ... for a given value of "decent" - not the one you'd like applied to your neighbours.neighbors.
** For those wondering what the psychological demands are, it's simple. If you are a sniper, and aiming down the scope at a target, you learn a host of information about him, regardless of whether or not you want to know this. You can tell if the target is married, has children, even of what faith he is. This is one of the reasons Snipers are selected, because of their ability to gather information, and remember it. This is great for the intel guys, but it's ultimately bad for the snipers who have to carry this with them for their entire lives.
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