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17th Sep '16 11:47:25 AM jamespolk
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* In Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''TheEmperorJones'', the tyrant Brutus Jones flees into the forest but is convinced that he is NighInvulnerable and can only be killed by a special silver bullet that he possesses. He would [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather kill himself with it than be captured]], but LaResistance ultimately kills him -- yes, with a silver bullet.

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* In Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''TheEmperorJones'', ''Theatre/TheEmperorJones'', the tyrant Brutus Jones flees into the forest but is convinced that he is NighInvulnerable and can only be killed by a special silver bullet that he possesses. He would [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather kill himself with it than be captured]], but LaResistance ultimately kills him -- yes, with a silver bullet.
13th Jul '16 2:05:12 PM tromag
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* In MysteriousIsland, the heroes are attacked by pirates, and Herbert is non-fatally shot. His companions remove the bullet and, when planning a counter-attack, promise fire it back at the pirates.
30th Mar '16 8:36:25 PM OmegaKross
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This trope is is about getting revenge, but it's not enough to simply get revenge. This is a special case. So special that not just any old bullet will do. No, the bullet Alice uses (or even the ''gun'' she uses) must be related to the reason Bob must die. Bonus points if the bullet [[MarkedBullet has Bob's name inscribed on it]]. It's not uncommon for Alice to craft the bullet from special materials as well.

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This trope is is about getting revenge, but it's not enough to simply get revenge. This is a special case. So special that not just any old bullet will do. No, the bullet Alice uses (or even the ''gun'' she uses) must be related to the reason Bob must die. Bonus points if the bullet [[MarkedBullet has Bob's name inscribed on it]]. It's not uncommon for Alice to craft the bullet from special materials as well.
6th Mar '16 8:28:35 AM Andre
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You ever heard of having a bullet with your name on it? That's what this trope is about.
11th Dec '15 4:11:07 AM VVK
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* ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance'': Bun-bun once remarks that "it would be wrong to plug [[SantaClaus Santa]] with bullets that didn't have the name 'Lard-Butt' inscribed on 'em!" Yes, he tries to kill Santa Claus, every year for the first several years of the comic. He's a bad bunny.
28th Nov '15 5:42:24 PM nombretomado
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* In the first issue of the SecretSix miniseries, Deadshot promises Lady Vic that he will save a bullet so that when he does shoot her "it will be like no time has passed at all." Four years later, in the penultimate arc of the ongoing series, Deadshot shoots Lady Vic despite running out of ammo earlier in the issue, indicating that he had been saving the bullet the whole time and [[RevengeBeforeReason didn't use it to save his own life.]]

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* In the first issue of the SecretSix ComicBook/SecretSix miniseries, Deadshot promises Lady Vic that he will save a bullet so that when he does shoot her "it will be like no time has passed at all." Four years later, in the penultimate arc of the ongoing series, Deadshot shoots Lady Vic despite running out of ammo earlier in the issue, indicating that he had been saving the bullet the whole time and [[RevengeBeforeReason didn't use it to save his own life.]]
10th Oct '15 9:18:48 PM sparrowspera2
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* Percy from ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' has a designated gun - [[ICallItVera the List]], which is [[MarkedBullet marked]] with the names of the five people he blames for the deaths of his family.
24th Jul '15 6:08:18 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Metal Gear Solid 3}}, Ocelot keeps bullet to shoot Snake with, though if he gets the chance at the end of the game, he fires a blank.
* Half-Life 2 Episode One has an achievement named "One Free Bullet" where Gordon must fire only one bullet in the game, which occurs early on when he must shoot off a padlock to proceed.

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* In {{Metal Gear Solid 3}}, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Ocelot keeps bullet to shoot Snake with, though if he gets the chance at the end of the game, he fires a blank.
* Half-Life 2 ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode One One'' has an achievement named "One Free Bullet" where Gordon must fire only one bullet in the game, which occurs early on when he must shoot off a padlock to proceed.
11th Jul '15 9:32:12 PM gallium
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* In Eugene O'Neill's play ''TheEmperorJones'', the tyrant Brutus Jones flees into the forest but is convinced that he is NighInvulnerable and can only be killed by a special silver bullet that he possesses. He would [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather kill himself with it than be captured]], but LaResistance ultimately kills him -- yes, with a silver bullet.

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* In Eugene O'Neill's Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''TheEmperorJones'', the tyrant Brutus Jones flees into the forest but is convinced that he is NighInvulnerable and can only be killed by a special silver bullet that he possesses. He would [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather kill himself with it than be captured]], but LaResistance ultimately kills him -- yes, with a silver bullet.
5th Jul '15 2:27:36 PM Morgenthaler
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-->--'''Mr. Gibbs''', '''''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'''''

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-->--'''Mr. Gibbs''', '''''[[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl]]'''''
''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''
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