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5th Feb '16 11:38:32 AM AgProv
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* In John Foley's wartime memoir ''Literature/MailedFist'', there is the German sniper who ignored the fact that all an infantry officer's body was in view, so that he could focus on the challenge of the tank commander who was only showing his head above the cupola. The German still managed to inflict a flesh wound before tank fire destroyed his hide.
22nd Jan '16 11:25:50 AM babyhenchy1
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* [[ActionGirl Imperator Furiosa]] from ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', in addition to her driving skills, is an incredible shot. In many scenes, Max can be seen taking out enemies with a large number of shots, while Furiosa is almost always pulling off single headshots. Her skill is acknowledged when Max misses The Bullet Farmer with two of their last three sniper shots. He hands her the rifle and, using his shoulder as a support, she pulls off a perfect shot to blind the Farmer.
18th Jan '16 7:38:33 PM choip
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* While Quincies, in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', are primarily long-distance fighters to begin with, Lille Barro has the power to shoot through anything between himself and his designated target, [[ArmorPiercingAttack penetrating any substance]]. To that end, whereas other Quincies use bows and arrows, he uses a modified sniper rifle and picks off his opponents from a much greater distance than other Quincies. True to this trope, he keeps his cool much better than most of his HotBlooded comrades, even when an enemy gets within melee range.
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* While Quincies, in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', are primarily long-distance fighters to begin with, Lille Barro has the power to shoot through anything between himself and his designated target, [[ArmorPiercingAttack penetrating any substance]]. To that end, whereas other Quincies use bows and arrows, he uses a modified sniper rifle and picks off his opponents from a much greater distance than other Quincies. True to this trope, he keeps his cool much better than most of his HotBlooded comrades, even when an enemy gets within melee range. When sent to deal with the invading Soul Reapers, he opts to conceal himself atop city buildings and pick them off one by one instead of confronting them head-on. This cold pragmatism successfully incapacitates almost all of the lieutenants and forces the Captain Commander to play his hand.
13th Jan '16 2:43:19 PM rafi
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* In an episode of the ''Manga/{{Area88}}'' TV anime, a sniper terrorizes the entire base. He's never seen from anything beyond his own first person perspective, and never says anything, at any point. Cold's a good word for it. * Reki from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''. Further emphasised in the light novels at one point when the protagonist mused to himself over rumours that she had once engaged in black ops for an organisation with a ThouShaltNotKill policy. And she is [[EmotionlessGirl completely unperturbed]] at her acts. * [[spoiler: When her glasses come off, Mey-rin]] of ''Manga/BlackButler'' goes from [[spoiler: a clumsy Meganekko]] to a sniper easily capable of blowing your brains out. And with her extreme farsightedness, she need only the iron sights to snipe. * While Quincies, in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', are primarily long-distance fighters to begin with, Lille Barro has the power to shoot through anything between himself and his designated target, [[ArmorPiercingAttack penetrating any substance]]. To that end, whereas other Quincies use bows and arrows, he uses a modified sniper rifle and picks off his opponents from a much greater distance than other Quincies. True to this trope, he keeps his cool much better than most of his HotBlooded comrades, even when an enemy gets within melee range.

* Caine the Longshot from ''{{Trigun}}'' is a prime example of this trope, having without a doubt, the longest sniper rifle ever conceived by anyone's imagination. While some of the other Guns occasionally display emotions, Caine doesn't - [[TheVoiceless he doesn't even speak]]. When he is found by Vash, he [[spoiler: calmly draws his backup piece and shoots himself.]]
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* Caine the Longshot Averted by [[{{Cyclops}} Manako]] from ''{{Trigun}}'' ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''. While on the job she's a formidable shot thanks to her big eye, she's not cold. Though she's not a FriendlySniper, either. Her everyday personality is a prime example that of an insecure, fragile, extremely shy young woman. %%* Author Hiroki Endo '''loves''' this trope, having without a doubt, as demonstrated by ''Manga/EdenItsAnEndlessWorld''. * Simultaneously Justified and Subverted by Riza Hawkeye in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. She's the longest sniper rifle ever conceived by anyone's imagination. While some of resident [[TheStoic stoic]], and expert sniper. When her old friend Roy Mustang is reunited with her after she saves his life during the other Guns occasionally display emotions, Caine war, Mustang notices that she has acquired the eyes of a killer. However, it's shown that her stoicism is a [[ShellShockedVeteran reaction against the horror of war]]. When [[SociopathicSoldier Kimblee]] taunts her with the intent of getting her to admit to loving the moment of killing, she can't admit that, and is horrified. The reality is that under the stoic exterior, Riza is actually an extremely [[SugarAndIcePersonality warm-hearted]] character. ** She even mentions how guns detach one from the act of killing. Though, as a sniper, it's the exact opposite of detachment. --->'''Riza:''' I like guns. Because they're not like swords and knives, the sense of death doesn't - [[TheVoiceless he doesn't even speak]]. When he is found by Vash, he [[spoiler: calmly draws his backup piece linger on the hands.\\ '''Roy:''' That's self-deception. Are you lying to yourself so that you may continue to soil your hands?\\ '''Riza:''' Yes, sir. We soldiers should be the only ones with blood on our hands. No one else should have to go through what we did in Ishbal. If the world can be expressed through equivalent exchange as the alchemists claim, then for future generations to be happy, as payment, we must carry corpses on our back across a river of blood. ** She later explains to Ed that while a rank and file soldier can get away with firing wildly at the enemy hoping they hit something, Hawkeye sees as a sniper every person she shoots himself.]]at, and whoever she shoots at dies.

* Limelda Jorg in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' starts off as a professional sniper, but gradually descends into the PsychoLesbian zone due to her bitter rivalry with the show's eponymous lead (who is also a formidable sniper but [[FriendlySniper in no way a cold one]]).
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* Limelda Jorg in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' starts off as a professional sniper, but gradually descends into Saito of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', although he's more 'professional' than 'psychotic' and appears to be no less mentally healthy than [[BlackandGreyMorality the PsychoLesbian zone due rest of Section 9]]. He also doubles as TheQuietOne, though he is occasionally sarcastic and openly breaks out in laughter in one of the novels. Granted, he's laughing at how pathetic someone is, so it doesn't really earn him any points towards FriendlySniper. ** He even has [[DayInTheLimelight an episode for his own]] in which he tells about the only time someone managed to her bitter rivalry get past him and made him scared for his life. But in the end, it seems quite likely that he just made it all up with the show's eponymous lead (who a completely straight face, just to show someone how unbelievably good he is also a formidable sniper but [[FriendlySniper in no way a cold one]]).at bluffing. Or did he?

* Limelda Jorg Tarantula [[spoiler: aka Lundi's brother Jean Jacques Cortot]] in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' starts off as a professional sniper, but gradually descends into ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose''. He works for Count George de Germont, who is associated with ThoseWackyNazis. However, after the PsychoLesbian zone due Count orders him to her bitter rivalry [[spoiler: kill General Guisan, he refuses to work with the show's eponymous lead (who Count and almost ''shoots him to death'']] after he finds out of his plan. * Johngalli A from Part 6 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is also a formidable blind sniper but [[FriendlySniper in no way who [[HandicappedBadass gets around his disability]] with a cold one]]).tiny satellite Stand that lets him detect air movements, granting him ImprobableAimingSkills on top of it. He can also use his Stand to ricochet bullets off of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Revolver Ocelot]]-style.

* Limelda Jorg in ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' starts off as a professional sniper, but gradually descends into the PsychoLesbian zone due to her bitter rivalry with the show's eponymous lead (who is also a formidable sniper but [[FriendlySniper in no way a cold one]]).

* Simultaneously Justified and Subverted by Riza Hawkeye in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. She's the resident [[TheStoic stoic]], and expert sniper. When her old friend Roy Mustang is reunited with her after she saves his life during the war, Mustang notices that she has acquired the eyes of a killer. However, it's shown that her stoicism is a [[ShellShockedVeteran reaction against the horror of war]]. When [[SociopathicSoldier Kimblee]] taunts her with the intent of getting her to admit to loving the moment of killing, she can't admit that, and is horrified. The reality is that under the stoic exterior, Riza is actually an extremely [[SugarAndIcePersonality warm-hearted]] character. ** She even mentions how guns detach one from the act of killing. Though, as a sniper, it's the exact opposite of detachment. --->'''Riza:''' I like guns. Because they're not like swords and knives, the sense of death doesn't linger on the hands.\\ '''Roy:''' That's self-deception. Are you lying to yourself so that you may continue to soil your hands?\\ '''Riza:''' Yes, sir. We soldiers should be the only ones with blood on our hands. No one else should have to go through what we did in Ishbal. If the world can be expressed through equivalent exchange as the alchemists claim, then for future generations to be happy, as payment, we must carry corpses on our back across a river of blood. ** She later explains to Ed that while a rank and file soldier can get away with firing wildly at the enemy hoping they hit something, Hawkeye sees as a sniper every person she shoots at, and whoever she shoots at dies. * Van Auger, a member from Blackbeard's crew in ''Manga/OnePiece'', is extremely cold and obsessed with fate, armed with a sniper rifle, and is able to pick off seagulls from a distance that the island isn't even visible from. ** And ''completely'' inverted with the main sniper of the series, Usopp, who is a loud, CowardlyLion fighting with a slingshot and usually a hammer. His secret identity, Sogeking, however, is portrayed as a cool-headed hero who officially declared war on the world government without so much as split second of hesitation... But in battle he's usually just as cowardly. ** Jean Ango is a sniper with the typical distant attitude and lack of words to say but a highly unusual method: Because he also has amazing swiftness, he's able to pickpocket weapons off of nearby fighters and uses it against his targets. If it's a close-range weapon, like swords or maces, he will ''[[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw]]'' them with blinding speed and accuracy. He is said to be one of the most skilled bounty hunters in the world, able to regularly turn in criminals with nine-digit bounties and operates in the New World, the most dangerous region of the planet, whereas most other bounty hunters operate elsewhere, where the criminals are substantially weaker and thus their bounties smaller. * Averted ''and'' played straight in ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. When Nina asks for advice from a sniper he tells her that in order to kill someone she had to "forget the taste of sugar": The man in question retired specifically because he found himself empathizing with one of his targets (namely he started wondering how the man's coffee must be tasting because he'd poured so much sugar in it) and found that he couldn't be a sniper anymore because of it.

* Saito of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', although he's more 'professional' than 'psychotic' and appears to be no less mentally healthy than [[BlackandGreyMorality the rest of Section 9]]. He also doubles as TheQuietOne, though he is occasionally sarcastic and openly breaks out in laughter in one of the novels. Granted, he's laughing at how pathetic someone is, so it doesn't really earn him any points towards FriendlySniper. ** He even has [[DayInTheLimelight an episode for his own]] in which he tells about the only time someone managed to get past him and made him scared for his life. But in the end, it seems quite likely that he just made it all up with a completely straight face, just to show someone how unbelievably good he is at bluffing. Or did he? * [[spoiler: When her glasses come off, Mey-rin]] of ''Manga/BlackButler'' goes from [[spoiler: a clumsy Meganekko]] to a sniper easily capable of blowing your brains out. And with her extreme farsightedness, she need only the iron sights to snipe. * Author Hiroki Endo '''loves''' this trope, as demonstrated by ''Manga/EdenItsAnEndlessWorld''. * Reki from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''. Further emphasised in the light novels at one point when the protagonist mused to himself over rumours that she had once engaged in black ops for an organisation with a ThouShaltNotKill policy. And she is [[EmotionlessGirl completely unperturbed]] at her acts. * In an episode of the ''Manga/{{Area88}}'' TV anime, a sniper terrorizes the entire base. He's never seen from anything beyond his own first person perspective, and never says anything, at any point. Cold's a good word for it.
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* Saito Averted ''and'' played straight in ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. When Nina asks for advice from a sniper he tells her that in order to kill someone she had to "forget the taste of ''Franchise/GhostInTheShell'', although sugar": The man in question retired specifically because he found himself empathizing with one of his targets (namely he started wondering how the man's coffee must be tasting because he'd poured so much sugar in it) and found that he couldn't be a sniper anymore because of it. * ''Manga/OnePiece'' ** Van Auger, a member from Blackbeard's crew, is extremely cold and obsessed with fate, armed with a sniper rifle, and is able to pick off seagulls from a distance that the island isn't even visible from. ** And ''completely'' inverted with the main sniper of the series, Usopp, who is a loud, CowardlyLion fighting with a slingshot and usually a hammer. His secret identity, Sogeking, however, is portrayed as a cool-headed hero who officially declared war on the world government without so much as split second of hesitation... But in battle he's more 'professional' than 'psychotic' usually just as cowardly. ** Jean Ango is a sniper with the typical distant attitude and appears lack of words to say but a highly unusual method: Because he also has amazing swiftness, he's able to pickpocket weapons off of nearby fighters and uses it against his targets. If it's a close-range weapon, like swords or maces, he will ''[[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw]]'' them with blinding speed and accuracy. He is said to be no less mentally healthy than [[BlackandGreyMorality one of the rest most skilled bounty hunters in the world, able to regularly turn in criminals with nine-digit bounties and operates in the New World, the most dangerous region of Section 9]]. He also doubles the planet, whereas most other bounty hunters operate elsewhere, where the criminals are substantially weaker and thus their bounties smaller. * ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Sinon is known as TheQuietOne, though he "The Ice Sniper" in ''Gun Gale Online'', and she generally does act fairly stoically in battle. Part of this is {{Justified}} by ''GGO's'' game mechanics, in which a player's accuracy increases the slower their heartbeat, so she deliberately keeps herself icy calm when sniping to maximize effectiveness. Out of battle, though, Sinon is much warmer in personality, at least around her friends, and especially once she starts making some progress on her psychological hangups. * Caine the Longshot from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' is a prime example of this trope, having without a doubt, the longest sniper rifle ever conceived by anyone's imagination. While some of the other Guns occasionally sarcastic and openly breaks out in laughter in one of the novels. Granted, he's laughing at how pathetic someone is, so it display emotions, Caine doesn't really earn him any points towards FriendlySniper. ** He - [[TheVoiceless he doesn't even has [[DayInTheLimelight an episode for his own]] in which he tells about the only time someone managed to get past him and made him scared for his life. But in the end, it seems quite likely that he just made it all up with a completely straight face, just to show someone how unbelievably good speak]]. When he is at bluffing. Or did he? * found by Vash, he [[spoiler: When her glasses come off, Mey-rin]] of ''Manga/BlackButler'' goes from [[spoiler: a clumsy Meganekko]] to a sniper easily capable of blowing your brains out. And with her extreme farsightedness, she need only the iron sights to snipe. * Author Hiroki Endo '''loves''' this trope, as demonstrated by ''Manga/EdenItsAnEndlessWorld''. * Reki from ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''. Further emphasised in the light novels at one point when the protagonist mused to himself over rumours that she had once engaged in black ops for an organisation with a ThouShaltNotKill policy. And she is [[EmotionlessGirl completely unperturbed]] at her acts. * In an episode of the ''Manga/{{Area88}}'' TV anime, a sniper terrorizes the entire base. He's never seen from anything beyond calmly draws his own first person perspective, backup piece and never says anything, at any point. Cold's a good word for it.shoots himself.]]

* Tarantula [[spoiler: aka Lundi's brother Jean Jacques Cortot]] in ''Manga/HonooNoAlpenRose''. He works for Count George de Germont, who is associated with ThoseWackyNazis. However, after the Count orders him to [[spoiler: kill General Guisan, he refuses to work with the Count and almost ''shoots him to death'']] after he finds out of his plan. * Johngalli A from Part 6 of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is a blind sniper who [[HandicappedBadass gets around his disability]] with a tiny satellite Stand that lets him detect air movements, granting him ImprobableAimingSkills on top of it. He can also use his Stand to ricochet bullets off of [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Revolver Ocelot]]-style. * Averted by [[{{Cyclops}} Manako]] from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl''. While on the job she's a formidable shot thanks to her big eye, she's not cold. Though she's not a FriendlySniper, either. Her everyday personality is that of an insecure, fragile, extremely shy young woman. * While Quincies, in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', are primarily long-distance fighters to begin with, Lille Barro has the power to shoot through anything between himself and his designated target, [[ArmorPiercingAttack penetrating any substance]]. To that end, whereas other Quincies use bows and arrows, he uses a modified sniper rifle and picks off his opponents from a much greater distance than other Quincies. True to this trope, he keeps his cool much better than most of his HotBlooded comrades, even when an enemy gets within melee range. * ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Sinon is known as "The Ice Sniper" in ''Gun Gale Online'', and she generally does act fairly stoically in battle. Part of this is {{Justified}} by ''GGO's'' game mechanics, in which a player's accuracy increases the slower their heartbeat, so she deliberately keeps herself icy calm when sniping to maximize effectiveness. Out of battle, though, Sinon is much warmer in personality, at least around her friends, and especially once she starts making some progress on her psychological hangups.
26th Dec '15 1:28:12 AM jormis29
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* In the ''GreenLantern'' ''The SinestroCorpsWar'', Bedovian is a Sinestro Corps member who had been numbed of all emotions after centuries of isolation and can snipe targets from ''three space sectors'' away. His shell also acts as an armor.
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* In the ''GreenLantern'' ''Franchise/GreenLantern'' ''The SinestroCorpsWar'', ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar'', Bedovian is a Sinestro Corps member who had been numbed of all emotions after centuries of isolation and can snipe targets from ''three space sectors'' away. His shell also acts as an armor.
22nd Dec '15 8:12:01 AM Hanz
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW3dg9VURMU Our Newest Member, Calvin]]", a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, plays with this. Calvin, a new sniper recruit for GIJoe, starts out [[FriendlySniper extremely light hearted]], but ends up receiving an embarassing codename after the Joes ridicule his overfriendiness. The humiliation prompts him to join COBRA for the mere sake of getting back on his former mates, effectively becoming a Cold Sniper by killing all [[CruelMercy but Duke]] in cold blood and with absolute precision.
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW3dg9VURMU Our Newest Member, Calvin]]", a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, plays with this. Calvin, a new sniper recruit for GIJoe, starts out [[FriendlySniper extremely light hearted]], but ends up receiving an embarassing embarrassing codename after the Joes ridicule his overfriendiness.he humiliates himself by slipping on some soda. The humiliation prompts him to join COBRA for the mere sake of getting back on his former mates, effectively becoming a Cold Sniper by killing all [[CruelMercy but Duke]] in cold blood and with absolute precision.
16th Dec '15 6:27:05 PM foxley
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* }}''Series/{{Chicago PD}}'': Subverted with Halstead. Despite serving in this capacity with the military and now the Chicago police, he is very feeling. He simply knows it's the only way.
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* }}''Series/{{Chicago ''Series/{{Chicago PD}}'': Subverted with Halstead. Despite serving in this capacity with the military and now the Chicago police, he is very feeling. He simply knows it's the only way.way. * ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': The killer in "Bite Out of Crime". Korsak even mentions that snipers prefer to work alone when Frankie suggests he might have a partner.
1st Dec '15 4:51:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Reki from ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria''. Further emphasised in the light novels at one point when the protagonist mused to himself over rumours that she had once engaged in black ops for an organisation with a ThouShaltNotKill policy. And she is [[EmotionlessGirl completely unperturbed]] at her acts.
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* Reki from ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria''.''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo''. Further emphasised in the light novels at one point when the protagonist mused to himself over rumours that she had once engaged in black ops for an organisation with a ThouShaltNotKill policy. And she is [[EmotionlessGirl completely unperturbed]] at her acts.
14th Nov '15 4:21:05 PM nombretomado
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW3dg9VURMU Our Newest Member, Calvin]]", a ''RobotChicken'' sketch, plays with this. Calvin, a new sniper recruit for GIJoe, starts out [[FriendlySniper extremely light hearted]], but ends up receiving an embarassing codename after the Joes ridicule his overfriendiness. The humiliation prompts him to join COBRA for the mere sake of getting back on his former mates, effectively becoming a Cold Sniper by killing all [[CruelMercy but Duke]] in cold blood and with absolute precision.
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW3dg9VURMU Our Newest Member, Calvin]]", a ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch, plays with this. Calvin, a new sniper recruit for GIJoe, starts out [[FriendlySniper extremely light hearted]], but ends up receiving an embarassing codename after the Joes ridicule his overfriendiness. The humiliation prompts him to join COBRA for the mere sake of getting back on his former mates, effectively becoming a Cold Sniper by killing all [[CruelMercy but Duke]] in cold blood and with absolute precision.
13th Nov '15 8:17:12 AM nat122
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** Lastly we have Quiet in {{VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV}}. For a sniper she is very attractive and [[MsFanservice wears the bare minimum of clothing]]. For the most part she definitely fits the trope, but she eventually warms up to Snake as the story progresses, bonus points as well for being featured in one of the games most difficult boss battles.
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