History Main / DesignatedBullet

24th May '17 5:43:04 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Jack Sparrow, left marooned with a pistol and single shot to be used for suicide, somehow escaped that island and saved the bullet for Barbossa, whom he didn't see again for over ten years. [[spoiler:It ends up killing the desired target...though he gets better in a [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest sequel]], long story.]]
* ''Film/ThePatriot'': Benjamin Martin melts down some lead soldiers that belonged to his dead son Thomas in order to make bullets when he starts fighting against the British. The final one of these is dedicated to Colonel Tavington, the EvilBrit who murdered said son. [[spoiler:It doesn't do the job]].

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* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Jack Sparrow, left marooned with a pistol and single shot to be used for suicide, somehow escaped that island and saved the bullet for Barbossa, whom he didn't see again for over ten years. [[spoiler:It ends up killing the desired target...though he gets better in a [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest sequel]], long story.]]
* ''Film/ThePatriot'': Benjamin Martin melts down some lead soldiers that belonged to his dead son Thomas in order to make bullets when he starts fighting against the British. The final one of these is dedicated to Colonel Tavington, the EvilBrit who murdered said son. [[spoiler:It doesn't do the job]].
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* ''Film/ThePatriot'': Benjamin Martin melts down some lead soldiers that belonged to his dead son Thomas in order to make bullets when he starts fighting against the British. The final one of these is dedicated to Colonel Tavington, the EvilBrit who murdered said son. [[spoiler:It doesn't do the job]].
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Jack Sparrow, left marooned with a pistol and single shot to be used for suicide, somehow escaped that island and saved the bullet for Barbossa, whom he didn't see again for over ten years. [[spoiler:It ends up killing the desired target... though he gets better in a [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest sequel]], long story.]]
* In ''Film/RunForTheSun'' a writer (Richard Widmark) keeps a rifle cartridge as a lucky piece. During WW II an enemy soldier had him at gunpoint but the gun misfired. He took out the soldier and kept the bullet because it "... had his name on it." He finds another use for it [[spoiler: In a much copied scene he pushes the cartridge though a bullet hole in a door and then fires it by hitting the primer with a nail and a rock. It goes off and kills his enemy on the other side of the door.]]



* In ''Film/RunForTheSun'' a writer (Richard Widmark) keeps a rifle cartridge as a lucky piece. During WW II an enemy soldier had him at gunpoint but the gun misfired. He took out the soldier and kept the bullet because it "... had his name on it." He finds another use for it [[spoiler: In a much copied scene he pushes the cartridge though a bullet hole in a door and then fires it by hitting the primer with a nail and a rock. It goes off and kills his enemy on the other side of the door.]]



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* In the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series, there is a magical significance to a named bullet, and sooner or later it will always find its target. [[spoiler: The catch, as one assassin finds out, is that this doesn't necessarily mean the target will be shot with it.]]
** The way the bullet is named is important too. [[spoiler: If the bullet was named 'I.P.', nothing stops it from killing Iona Pot (aka Alice Nettles) instead of the Infant Princess]].

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* In the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series, there is a magical significance to a named bullet, and sooner or later it will always find its target. [[spoiler: The catch, as one assassin finds out, is that this doesn't necessarily mean the target will be shot with it.]]
** The way the bullet is named is important too. [[spoiler: If the bullet was named 'I.P.', nothing stops it from killing Iona Pot (aka Alice Nettles) instead of the Infant Princess]].
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--> '''Bard''': Arrow! Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true king under the Mountain, go now and speed well!
* 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.

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--> '''Bard''': -->'''Bard''': Arrow! Black arrow! I have saved you to the last. You have never failed me and always I have recovered you. I had you from my father and he from of old. If ever you came from the forges of the true king under the Mountain, go now and speed well!
* In MysteriousIsland, ''Literature/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 to fire it back at the pirates.
* In the ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' series, there is a magical significance to a named bullet, and sooner or later it will always find its target. [[spoiler:The catch, as one assassin finds out, is that this doesn't necessarily mean the target will be shot with it.]]
** The way the bullet is named is important too. [[spoiler: If the bullet was named "I.P.", nothing stops it from killing Iona Potts (aka Alice Nettles) instead of the Infant Princess.]]



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* [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html A North Korean soldier has saved a bullet which he failed to fire during]] UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. Even in his old age, he's hoping he'll finally get to fire it at the Americans one day.

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* [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html A North Korean soldier has saved In Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''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 which that he failed to fire during]] UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. Even in his old age, he's hoping he'll finally get to fire possesses. He would [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled rather kill himself with it at the Americans one day.
than be captured]], but LaResistance ultimately kills him -- yes, with a silver bullet.



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* In Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''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.

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'': Jim kept a single round in his revolver for Mengsk. Subverted, since when he really needs it he doesn't even hesitate in using it on [[spoiler: Tychus]].
** Thematically, it demonstrates that he has abandoned his pursuit of self-destructive revenge, since he uses the bullet to save [[spoiler: Kerrigan.]]

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* In Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''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.

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* ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'': Jim kept a single round in his revolver for Mengsk. Subverted, since when he really needs it he doesn't even hesitate in using it on [[spoiler: Tychus]].
** Thematically, it demonstrates that he has abandoned his pursuit of self-destructive revenge, since he uses the bullet to save [[spoiler: Kerrigan.]]
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* In one of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'''s Exceptional Stories, the Severe Bluejacket has a bullet saved for his traitorous First Mate. But he's too busy being the AlmostDeadGuy to use it anymore, so he sends you to deal with him, and gives you the bullet as a memento when you report back.



* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: 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.



* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: 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.
* In one of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'''s Exceptional Stories, the Severe Bluejacket has a bullet saved for his traitorous First Mate. But he's too busy being the AlmostDeadGuy to use it anymore, so he sends you to deal with him, and gives you the bullet as a memento when you report back.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode One'' has an achievement named "One Free Bullet" where Gordon must fire only one bullet ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'': Jim kept a single round in the game, which occurs early on his revolver for Mengsk. Subverted, since when he must shoot off a padlock to proceed.
* In one of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'''s Exceptional Stories, the Severe Bluejacket
really needs it he doesn't even hesitate in using it on [[spoiler: Tychus]].
** Thematically, it demonstrates that he
has a bullet saved for abandoned his traitorous First Mate. But he's too busy being the AlmostDeadGuy to use it anymore, so pursuit of self-destructive revenge, since he sends you to deal with him, and gives you uses the bullet as a memento when you report back.
to save [[spoiler: Kerrigan.]]



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* [[http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/koreas-tensions/index.html A North Korean soldier has saved a bullet which he failed to fire during]] UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar. Even in his old age, he's hoping he'll finally get to fire it at the Americans one day.
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17th Mar '17 12:33:33 PM Iruparatso
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* In MassEffect2, this is one of the possible fates for [[spoiler:Jacob Taylor's father. After witnessing Capt. Taylor's brutal treatment of his crew, Shepard can leave the captain with a pistol with a nearly spent thermal clip. Then the party leaves the captain alone in his bunker with an army of crazed former crew members slowly moving in.]]

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* In MassEffect2, this is one of the possible fates for [[spoiler:Jacob Taylor's father. After witnessing Capt. Taylor's brutal treatment of his crew, Shepard can leave the captain with a pistol with a nearly spent thermal clip. Then the party leaves the captain alone in his bunker with an army of crazed former crew members slowly moving in.]]
17th Mar '17 12:33:05 PM Iruparatso
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* In MassEffect2, this is one of the possible fates for [[spoiler:Jacob Taylor's father. After witnessing Capt. Taylor's brutal treatment of his crew, Shepard can leave the captain with a pistol with a nearly spent thermal clip. Then the party can the captain alone in his bunker with an army of crazed former crew members slowly moving in.]]

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* In MassEffect2, this is one of the possible fates for [[spoiler:Jacob Taylor's father. After witnessing Capt. Taylor's brutal treatment of his crew, Shepard can leave the captain with a pistol with a nearly spent thermal clip. Then the party can leaves the captain alone in his bunker with an army of crazed former crew members slowly moving in.]]
17th Mar '17 12:32:29 PM Iruparatso
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* In MassEffect2, this is one of the possible fates for [[spoiler:Jacob Taylor's father. After witnessing Capt. Taylor's brutal treatment of his crew, Shepard can leave the captain with a pistol with a nearly spent thermal clip. Then the party can the captain alone in his bunker with an army of crazed former crew members slowly moving in.]]
4th Dec '16 11:19:48 AM Discar
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31st Oct '16 3:31:02 AM jormis29
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* On ''{{Life}}'', Charlie is shot, and when he recovers he asks for the remains of the bullet taken out of him. He then melts it down and molds it into another bullet, and shoots the man who shot him.

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* On ''{{Life}}'', ''Series/{{Life}}'', Charlie is shot, and when he recovers he asks for the remains of the bullet taken out of him. He then melts it down and molds it into another bullet, and shoots the man who shot him.
28th Oct '16 7:24:18 AM billybobfred
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* In one of ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'''s Exceptional Stories, the Severe Bluejacket has a bullet saved for his traitorous First Mate. But he's too busy being the AlmostDeadGuy to use it anymore, so he sends you to deal with him, and gives you the bullet as a memento when you report back.
11th Oct '16 7:29:31 AM erforce
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-->--'''Mr. Gibbs''', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''

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-->--'''Mr.-->-- '''Mr. Gibbs''', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''



* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Jack Sparrow, left marooned with a pistol and single shot to be used for suicide, somehow escaped that island and saved the bullet for Barbossa, whom he didn't see again for over ten years. [[spoiler:It ends up killing the desired target...though he gets better in a sequel, long story.]]

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Jack Sparrow, left marooned with a pistol and single shot to be used for suicide, somehow escaped that island and saved the bullet for Barbossa, whom he didn't see again for over ten years. [[spoiler:It ends up killing the desired target...though he gets better in a sequel, [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest sequel]], long story.]]



* ''StarCraft 2'': Jim kept a single round in his revolver for Mengsk. Subverted, since when he really needs it he doesn't even hesitate in using it on [[spoiler: Tychus]].

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* ''StarCraft 2'': ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'': Jim kept a single round in his revolver for Mengsk. Subverted, since when he really needs it he doesn't even hesitate in using it on [[spoiler: Tychus]].
30th Sep '16 12:49:48 PM bjshipley1
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* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' has Magneto killing Sebastian Shaw by telekinetically moving a Nazi coin through his head. The coin in this case was the first thing Shaw demanded Magneto to move with his powers when he was a young boy, because he couldn't Shaw killed his mother.

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* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' has Magneto killing Sebastian Shaw by telekinetically moving a Nazi coin through his head. The coin in this case was the first thing Shaw demanded that Magneto to move with his powers when he was a young boy, boy; because he couldn't couldn't, Shaw killed his mother.
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.
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