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28th May '17 4:54:15 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ygritte goes into this mode in Season 4, remaining cold and focused with no qualms about shooting unarmed peasants. In "The Watchers on the Wall" she even argues she's killed ''more'' peasants than the ObviouslyEvil CannibalClan leader Styr.

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Ygritte goes into this mode in Season 4, remaining cold and focused with no qualms about shooting unarmed peasants. In "The Watchers on the Wall" she even argues she's killed ''more'' peasants than the ObviouslyEvil CannibalClan leader Styr.Styr.
** While Ramsay is only seen wielding a bow a few times, he's at his coldest and calmest while using it. He finally uses it again in "Battle of the Bastards", where he plays a "game" with Rickon, telling him to run to his brother Jon while he fires at him. As Jon and Rickon rush toward each other, Ramsay deliberately misses Rickon multiple times. As Jon is just about to save Rickon, Ramsay finally kills Rickon when he's mere feet from Jon. Later in the episode, after Ramsay has lost the battle, he "reconsiders" Jon's offer to duel one-on-one. Instead of using a sword though, his idea of a duel is trying to snipe Jon from a distance with his bow. His coolness finally begins to defrost as Jon manages to advance, deflect all of his arrows with a shield, and get close enough to smash his face in.
7th May '17 9:05:16 AM GM_3826
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** While many 40K armies sport snipers (and the Vindicare are the best), some mention must go to the SpaceMarine version - specialized Scouts. This doesn't sound to impressive until you realize that Scouts are ''teenagers'' who have yet to be promoted (and augmented) into full [[SuperSoldier genetically-modified]] [[KnightTemplar warrior-monks]], but have already passed the trials... which tend to be extremely lethal.

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** While many 40K armies sport snipers (and the Vindicare are the best), some mention must go to the SpaceMarine version - specialized Scouts. This doesn't sound to too impressive until you realize that Scouts are ''teenagers'' who have yet to be promoted (and augmented) into full [[SuperSoldier genetically-modified]] [[KnightTemplar warrior-monks]], but have already passed the trials... which tend to be extremely lethal.
21st Apr '17 10:00:50 PM nombretomado
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* Clive and Elza in ''{{Suikoden}}''.

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* Clive and Elza in ''{{Suikoden}}''.''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''.
16th Mar '17 9:57:50 AM SullenFrog
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* Sola from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}.''

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* Sola di Ryuvia from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}.''''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is a quiet and unemotional [[AMechByAnyOtherName Ryder]] pilot whose WeaponOfChoice is a [[{{BFG}} mecha-scale sniper rifle]] that can hit an enemy from any distance with near-perfect accuracy, especially when she goes into her SuperMode.
8th Mar '17 9:32:34 AM nombretomado
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* Snake from MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation''. It also helps that he's [[spoiler:the mole]].

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* Snake from MatthewReilly's Creator/MatthewReilly's ''Literature/IceStation''. It also helps that he's [[spoiler:the mole]].
4th Feb '17 11:33:59 AM KTera
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* Zer0 from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is an emotionless BloodKnight who only cares about finding worthy opponents to defeat. Aurelia from [[VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel the Pre-Sequel]] is more of an EgomaniacHunter, but she's a literal example of this trope: she's great with sniper rifles and has an entire skill tree dedicated to [[AnIcePerson Cryo damage]].

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* Zer0 [=Zer0=] from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' is an emotionless BloodKnight who only cares about finding worthy opponents to defeat. Aurelia from [[VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel the Pre-Sequel]] is more of an EgomaniacHunter, but she's a literal example of this trope: she's great with sniper rifles and has an entire skill tree dedicated to [[AnIcePerson Cryo damage]].
4th Jan '17 12:57:59 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Ygritte goes into this mode in Season 4, remaining cold and focused with no qualms about shooting unarmed peasants. In "The Watchers on the Wall" she even argues she's killed ''more'' peasants than the ObviouslyEvil CannibalClan leader Styr.
5th Dec '16 11:58:13 AM Morgenthaler
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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.]]

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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.]]
4th Dec '16 4:05:42 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], May is training Skye on using a sniper rifle, and stresses the importance of remaining calm and control, even giving Skye a [[ProductPlacement FitBit]] to measure her heartrate while shooting. At the end of the episode, Skye shoots the VillainOfTheWeek with the sniper rifle, ([[NeverFoundTheBody possibly]]) her first kill, and her pulse doesn't raise one bit.

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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], May is training Skye on using a sniper rifle, and stresses the importance of remaining calm and control, even giving Skye a [[ProductPlacement FitBit]] to measure her heartrate while shooting. At the end of the episode, Skye shoots the VillainOfTheWeek with the sniper rifle, ([[NeverFoundTheBody possibly]]) her first kill, and her pulse doesn't raise one bit.
3rd Dec '16 12:05:59 AM upupandaway42
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* In the AgentsOfSHIELD episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E3MakingFriendsAndInfluencingPeople "Making Friends and Influencing People"]], May is training Skye on using a sniper rifle, and stresses the importance of remaining calm and control, even giving Skye a [[ProductPlacement FitBit]] to measure her heartrate while shooting. At the end of the episode, Skye shoots the VillainOfTheWeek with the sniper rifle, ([[NeverFoundTheBody possibly]]) her first kill, and her pulse doesn't raise one bit.
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