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10th Dec '17 10:22:41 AM 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.]]


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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.]]
30th Nov '17 2:23:21 PM HappyNeko
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* Johngalli A from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'' 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.

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* Johngalli A from ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean'' 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.
16th Nov '17 12:27:15 PM veronchung27
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** And there's Crying Wolf in [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots the fourth game]]. Naturally, her name is meant to be a CallBack to Sniper Wolf, to the point that they use similar tactics and is fought in the same area, a snowfield. She's anything but a cold sniper, constantly being tormented by the memories of her past and apparently unable to ever stop crying. For more than the last 10 years.

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** And there's Crying Wolf in [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots the fourth game]].''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. Naturally, her name is meant to be a CallBack to Sniper Wolf, to the point that they use similar tactics and is fought in the same area, a snowfield. She's anything but a cold sniper, constantly being tormented by the memories of her past and apparently unable to ever stop crying. For more than the last 10 years.



* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' casts the player in the role of female agent Cate Archer who, on her first mission, is tasked with sniper duty, and shoots down multiple targets without batting an eyelash. Possible parody of the trope, however, as the game is intended to be a parody of 1960s spy movies.

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* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' casts the player in the role of female agent Cate Archer who, on her first mission, is tasked with sniper duty, and shoots down multiple targets without batting an eyelash. Possible It's a possible parody of the trope, however, as the game is intended to be a parody of 1960s spy movies.
16th Nov '17 12:25:26 PM veronchung27
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** Lastly we have Quiet in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV''. 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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** Lastly we have Quiet in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidV''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''. 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.
16th Nov '17 12:24:41 PM veronchung27
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** Sniper Wolf in ''Metal Gear Solid'' tends to get obsessed with her targets and would not think about anything else until she killed them. At the same time, she's by far the nicest member of Foxhound and became friends with Otacon before they took over the base and the staff as hostages. He claims that she was always very nice to him and defends her as a good person because she just adores dogs and wolves.

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** Sniper Wolf in ''Metal Gear Solid'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' tends to get obsessed with her targets and would not think about anything else until she killed them. At the same time, she's by far the nicest member of Foxhound and became friends with Otacon before they took over the base and the staff as hostages. He claims that she was always very nice to him and defends her as a good person because she just adores dogs and wolves.
28th Oct '17 4:07:55 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', a flashback reveals that Bertolt Hoover was this early on in his training. [[spoiler: Marley chose him to become a Warrior because of his skill as a sniper, and trained him to become the nation's FantasticNuke by carrying out precise, stealth-based attacks on key targets using the Colossal Titan]]. He isn't cold or unfriendly, so much as soft-spoken and a follower that is ''very'' good at detaching himself long enough to do whatever is asked of him. Beneath his stoic mask, he's a traumatized mess that hates himself and suffers nightmares about the people he's hurt.
20th Oct '17 3:41:36 PM Overfiend
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* The season 9 episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Permanent Record Wrecker" spotlights Stan being fired from the CIA, then looking for a new job. During an interview, he tells a prospective employer that he once worked for the CIA, who doesn't believe him, and calls Stan's former employer, Avery Bullock, to confirm. The interviewer is still incredulous, believing that Stan put one of his friends up to the supposed prank, even ending with the "now that I told you, I'm gonna have to kill you" line. Seconds after hanging up the phone, the interviewer is shot through the head by a sniper across the street, a rather pleasant fellow who cheerfully waves to Stan, saying "Hi Stan! You gotta stop telling people, Stan!" Later in the episode, the sniper strikes again, when Stan mentions his CIA background to a new coworker. Still jovial, he follows up with "You really gotta put a sock in it, Stan!"

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* The season 9 episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Permanent Record Wrecker" spotlights Stan being fired from the CIA, then looking for a new job. During an interview, he tells a prospective employer that he once worked for the CIA, who doesn't believe him, and calls Stan's former employer, Avery Bullock, to confirm. The interviewer is still incredulous, believing that Stan put one of his friends up to the supposed prank, even ending with the "now that I told you, I'm gonna have to kill you" line. Seconds after hanging up the phone, the interviewer is shot through the head by a sniper across the street, a rather pleasant fellow who cheerfully waves to Stan, saying "Hi Stan! You gotta stop telling people, Stan!" Later in the episode, the sniper strikes again, when Stan mentions his CIA background to a new coworker. Still jovial, he follows up with "You really gotta put a sock in it, Stan!"
20th Oct '17 3:40:26 PM Overfiend
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* The season 9 episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Permanent Record Wrecker" spotlights Stan being fired from the CIA, then looking for a new job. During an interview, he tells a prospective employer that he once worked for the CIA, who doesn't believe him, and calls Stan's former employer, Avery Bullock, to confirm. The interviewer is still incredulous, believing that Stan put one of his friends up to the supposed prank, even ending with the "now that I told you, I'm gonna have to kill you" line. Seconds after hanging up the phone, the interviewer is shot through the head by a sniper across the street, a rather pleasant fellow who cheerfully waves to Stan, saying "Hi Stan! You gotta stop telling people, Stan!" Later in the episode, the sniper strikes again, when Stan mentions his CIA background to a new coworker. Still jovial, he follows up with "You really gotta put a sock in it, Stan!"
19th Oct '17 6:32:20 PM Kadorhal
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[[caption-width-right:200:[[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Some]] take this more [[VisualPun literally]] than others.]]

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[[caption-width-right:200:[[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Some]] [[caption-width-right:200:Some take this more [[VisualPun more literally]] than others.]]



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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.

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* In an episode of the ''Manga/{{Area88}}'' ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' 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.



* 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. He also shot the guy who shot him in the face. The Winter War ended a few days before UsefulNotes/SimoHayha recovered from his injuries. This is probably a coincidence, and not that the Soviets were terrified of having to face him again. ''Probably''.
* The ''Shooter'' quote is taken from a false (but humorous) exchange between a sniper and a reporter. The reporter, understandably trying to get the sniper's insights into the emotional state needed to do the job, asked him, "When you see your target and pull the trigger, what do you ''feel?''" The sniper shrugged and said, "Recoil."

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* Real-life example ''and'' subversion: [[UsefulNotes/SimoHayha Simo Häyhä]], UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, 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 also 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 was [[FriendlySniper quite an 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. He also shot the guy who shot him in the face. face, and walked back to base on his own before slipping into a coma from his injuries. The Winter War ended a few days before UsefulNotes/SimoHayha recovered on the very day he woke up from his injuries.that coma. This is probably a coincidence, and not that the Soviets were terrified of having to face him again. ''Probably''.
* The ''Shooter'' quote is taken from There's a false (but humorous) exchange between a sniper and a reporter.reporter regarding this trope. The reporter, understandably trying to get the sniper's insights into the emotional state needed to do the job, asked him, "When you see your target and pull the trigger, what do you ''feel?''" The sniper shrugged and said, "Recoil."



** A similar apocryphal story has a somewhat more sociopathic interviewee reply to the question "How can you shoot unarmed women and children?" with "They don't run as fast, so you have to [[LeadTheTarget lead less]]." A fictional depiction of this is given -- nearly verbatim -- in ''[[{{Film/FullMetalJacket}} Full Metal Jacket]]'', however, instead of a sniper, the sociopath there is a H-34 door gunner.

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** A similar apocryphal story has a somewhat more sociopathic interviewee reply to the question "How can you shoot unarmed women and children?" with "They don't run as fast, so you have to [[LeadTheTarget lead less]]." A fictional depiction of this is given -- nearly verbatim -- in ''[[{{Film/FullMetalJacket}} Full Metal Jacket]]'', ''Film/FullMetalJacket'', however, instead of a sniper, the sociopath there is a H-34 door gunner.



** On the same special, there was a United States sniper from the Iraqi War. The main point of the segment was him killing an enemy sniper who had been terrorizing a town. At the beginning of the segment, he appeared to be reasonable. However, as the segment continued, he began to give off a decidedly... sociopath vibe. He repeatedly referred to using fellow Marines as "bait" for the enemy sniper without informing them of this. He also was talking about how he regarded the entire population of the town as possible terrorists, to the point where he would cover them with his rifle if he saw them doing anything "suspicious". When he finally found the sniper (after waiting for him to shoot ''twice'' at friendly troops to pinpoint his (the enemy sniper's) location), he wanted to use an airstrike in the middle of a populated town to kill the sniper. He said that his commanders (obviously) denied this, and proceeded to mock their rationale that it would lead to civilian casualties. Brr indeed.

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** On the same special, there was a United States sniper from the Iraqi War. The main point of the segment was him killing an enemy sniper who had been terrorizing a town. At the beginning of the segment, he appeared to be reasonable. However, as the segment continued, he began to give off a decidedly... sociopath vibe. He repeatedly referred to using fellow Marines as "bait" for the enemy sniper without informing them of this. He also was talking about how he regarded the entire population of the town as possible terrorists, to the point where he would cover them with his rifle if he saw them doing anything "suspicious". When he finally found the sniper (after waiting for him to shoot ''twice'' at friendly troops to pinpoint his (the enemy sniper's) location), he wanted to use an airstrike in the middle of a populated town to kill the sniper. He said that his commanders (obviously) denied this, and proceeded to mock their rationale that it would lead to civilian casualties. Brr indeed.
10th Sep '17 1:40:13 PM Stealth
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* ''Delta Force: Land Warrior'' featured [[http://www.novalogic.com/games/dflw/characters_longbow.html Sergeant Daniel "Longbow" Lonetree]], a taciturn and eternally scowling Navajo counter-sniper. While all of the playable characters had voiceover responses in the game, Longbow's were uniformly brief to the point of bluntness.
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