History Main / ColdSniper

1st May '18 9:55:31 PM LittleDancerGirl
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** Said character, is revealed to have killed his best friend by accident in Afghanistan, and to have seen his younger sister die in an accident when he was a child.

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** Said character, Even that character is revealed to hardly cold. He does have killed his best friend by accident in Afghanistan, and the military history, but from the beginning, he's clear that he sought out SRU because he wanted to save lives instead of taking them. And he's just as devastated as the rest of the team when they have seen his younger sister die in an accident to kill someone, especially when he was a child. it's his finger on the trigger.
11th Apr '18 12:24:02 PM thebug
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* In ''ComicBook/ABCWarriors'' there is Joe Pineapples, a robot who is a strong contender for both the universe's greatest sniper and coolest dude, achieved by being cold hearted even by the standards of a robot. He's described as being a robot acting like a human acting like a robot.
31st Mar '18 11:37:04 PM Doodler
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko Lyudmila Pavlichenko]], the deadliest female sniper in history, might have been this. She was certainly a CombatPragmatist, shooting dogs that could sniff her out and men in the legs so their cries would lure out their companions. She would stay 18 hours in harsh conditions for a target, fell 12 feet out of a tree once, and pulled a VictoryByEndurance on every countersniper she came across, at one point dragging a SniperDuel out for three days. Propaganda generally painted her as ruthless and brutally efficient.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko Lyudmila Pavlichenko]], the deadliest female sniper in history, might have been this. She was certainly a CombatPragmatist, shooting dogs that could sniff her out and men in the legs so their cries would lure out their companions. She would stay 18 hours in harsh conditions for a target, fell 12 feet out of a tree once, and pulled a VictoryByEndurance on every countersniper she came across, at one point dragging a SniperDuel out for three days. Propaganda generally painted her as ruthless and brutally efficient. On the other hand, she and Eleanor Roosevelt had a warm friendship, and she was personable enough to go on propaganda tours.
30th Mar '18 12:00:03 PM infernape612
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* Shinon from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' is the bow-wielding variant of this trope. Even in the end when the character roll call comes up and every unit congratulates you for winning the war he calls you a "snot-nosed whelp."

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* Shinon from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'' is the bow-wielding variant of this trope. Even in the end when the character roll call comes up and every unit congratulates you for winning the war he calls you a "snot-nosed whelp."
27th Mar '18 7:14:03 PM StoneBasilisk
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*** On the less superhuman end of the scale, the Imperium also has the kleptomaniacal [[{{Hobbits}} Ratlings]] as cooks/snipers for the Imperial Guard.
*** The Eldar Rangers and Pathfinders are some of the scariest and hardest to kill long-range infantry out there.
*** Tau Sniper Drones, pretty self explanatory.

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*** On ** Necron Deathmarks were formal assassins employed by the less superhuman end of ancient necrontyr dynasties, and millennia later they continue to fulfill their purpose as emotionless [[SkeleBot9000 skeleton robots]]. They are so named because they 'mark' their intended targets with [[SicklyGreenGlow ethereal green halos]], which allow the scale, Deathmarks to unerringly track their prey for miles via the Imperium also has signal. Special mention must go to their weapons, which are [[CruelAndUnusualDeath specifically keyed to fry their victims' brains while leaving the kleptomaniacal [[{{Hobbits}} Ratlings]] as cooks/snipers for body unharmed]]. By ancient law, the Imperial Guard.
*** The Eldar Rangers
Necron Overlords are absolutely forbidden from employing Deathmarks against each-other or honorable enemies... However, this provision does not extend to those enemies the Necrons consider "dishonourable", [[CulturalPosturing and Pathfinders are some of since no other intelligent race could hope to grasp the scariest and hardest to kill long-range infantry out there.
*** Tau Sniper Drones, pretty self explanatory.
intricacies of Necron war etiquette]], Deathmarks see frequent use against aliens.
18th Mar '18 10:16:17 AM Sagetsu
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*** On a meta note, ''you yourself'' [[InvokedTrope can play]] [[PlayerCharacter Venom Snake/Big Boss]] this way, what with the multiple available sniper rifles available to develop, and the relative in-game freedom of either using tranq snipers to simply put your enemies to sleep, or using high-powered ones to cave their heads in (and, if you're good enough, destroy vehicles/choppers too).
2nd Feb '18 12:25:36 AM Cryoclaste
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* Michael Corleone in TheGodfather is an example. It's mentioned in the book that he was a Marine sniper during World War 2, and he's as callous about killing family enemies as he was killing Japanese soldiers.

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* Michael Corleone in TheGodfather ''Film/TheGodfather'' is an example. It's mentioned in the book that he was a Marine sniper during World War 2, and he's as callous about killing family enemies as he was killing Japanese soldiers.
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.
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