History Main / DodgeTheBullet

18th Nov '17 11:19:18 AM lillolillo
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** As does Cassandra Cain, the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2000}} (pictured). [[TykeBomb Born to be the ultimate assassin/bodyguard]], her father raised her in a bunker under special conditions that deprived her of any form of spoken or written language so she could learn to read body language and movement like a book. Using this ability, Cass can see where the gunman would point the gun and when they'd pull the trigger so she could step out of the way before they fire. Or in several cases, step out of the way ''after'' they've fired. To the point of drawing the bullets hanging in the air as she steps around them.

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** As does Cassandra Cain, the former ComicBook/{{Batgirl|2000}} Cain -ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} II- (pictured). [[TykeBomb Born to be the ultimate assassin/bodyguard]], her father raised her in a bunker under special conditions that deprived her of any form of spoken or written language so she could learn to read body language and movement like a book. Using this ability, Cass can see where the gunman would point the gun and when they'd pull the trigger so she could step out of the way before they fire. Or in several cases, step out of the way ''after'' they've fired. To the point of drawing the bullets hanging in the air as she steps around them.
4th Nov '17 2:58:10 PM lillolillo
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* [[DoubleSubversion Double Subverted]] in ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'' where [[TheDragon Emonzaemon]] is mystified on how he fails to hit Shichika using two modern pistols at near point blank. Shichika revealed that they all did hit, except he purposefully used his super speed to catch all the bullets away from anything vital. He's implied to have the speed to actually dodge the shots but his DeathSeeker status meant he solved the problem of getting in close with the most masochistic way possible.

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* [[DoubleSubversion Double Subverted]] Subverted in ''LightNovel/{{Katanagatari}}'' where [[TheDragon Emonzaemon]] is mystified on how he fails to hit Shichika using two modern pistols at near point blank. Shichika revealed that they all did hit, except he purposefully used his super speed to catch all the bullets away from anything vital. He's implied to have the speed to actually dodge the shots but his DeathSeeker status meant he solved the problem of getting in close with the most masochistic way possible.



* {{Franchise/Superman}} sometimes ''inverts'' this: he's fast enough to deliberately place his own invulnerable body ''in the path'' of bullets, to protect whatever's behind him.

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* {{Franchise/Superman}} sometimes ''inverts'' ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'', ''ComicBook/PowerGirl''... often ''invert'' this: he's they're fast enough to deliberately place his their own invulnerable body bodies ''in the path'' of bullets, to protect whatever's behind him.them.
3rd Nov '17 11:56:18 AM FordPrefect
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* In many cases, soldiers and other people involved in close combat survived by running ''away'' from the shooter - the quicker you open the range, the worse the other guy's accuracy gets. Most gunmen are not Olympic shooters and handguns are vulnerable to the slightest tilt sideways. Enough to hit at 10 yards, miss at 20 yards, fire randomly in the bushes at 50. It works much worse when other guy fires a rifle, [[MoreDakka or a salvo from an automatic weapon]].

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* In many cases, soldiers and other people involved in close combat survived by running ''away'' from the shooter - the quicker you open the range, the worse the other guy's accuracy gets. Most gunmen are not Olympic shooters and handguns are vulnerable to the slightest tilt sideways. Enough to hit at 10 yards, miss at 20 yards, fire randomly in the bushes at 50. It works much worse when the other guy fires a rifle, [[MoreDakka or a salvo from an automatic weapon]].
6th Oct '17 3:03:05 AM Nautilus1
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* In many cases, soldiers and other people involved in close combat survived by running ''away'' from the shooter - the quicker you open the range, the worse the other guy's accuracy gets. Most gunmen are not Olympic shooters and handguns are vulnerable to the slightest tilt sideways. Enough to hit at 10 yards, miss at 20 yards, fire randomly in the bushes at 50. It works much worse when other guy fires a rifle, [[MoreDakka or a salvo from an automatic weapon]].
31st Aug '17 7:48:52 AM CosmicFerret
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* All [[SuperSpeed speedsters]]. All of them. From Literature/WildCards' Joe Twitch to TheFlash family of Franchise/TheDCU to the Franchise/MarvelUniverse character ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}. Every last one of them can dodge bullets or pluck them out of the air.

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* All [[SuperSpeed speedsters]]. All of them. From Literature/WildCards' Joe Twitch to TheFlash ComicBook/TheFlash family of Franchise/TheDCU to the Franchise/MarvelUniverse character ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}. Every last one of them can dodge bullets or pluck them out of the air.
29th Aug '17 12:06:57 PM brianify
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* Most modern-era small arms fire bullets somewhere between 1000 and 3000 feet per second (300 to 900 meters per second), and the vast majority of shootings are done at ranges under 10 yards. For all intents and purposes, when someone is shooting at you, they've either missed or hit by the time their finger pulls the trigger.
18th Aug '17 8:01:50 PM Discar
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Played with in the game Gun Gale Online, which, as the name implies, involves lots of guns. The game uses a "bullet prediction line" to warn players when they are about to be shot to give them a small opening to hide behind cover. The point of this is to simulate the natural combat instincts real soldiers have, and isn't enough to actually dodge bullets. However, Kirito is a veteran of Sword Art Online, and not only has those instincts that the system is meant to simulate, but the best reflexes in the entire game. This results in him not only being fast enough to dodge bullets, but to [[ImplausibleFencingPowers cut them apart in midair]].
13th Aug '17 3:00:01 PM nighttrainfm
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* Clark uses his SuperSpeed to do this in an early episode of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', unaware it [[ShootingSuperman wouldn't have actually hurt him.]] He has time to lean one way, then the other, and turn to watch the bullet go while everything's in slow-motion.
29th Jul '17 4:39:45 PM eroock
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Sometimes this skill is imparted by a background in GunFu, GunKata[[note]]dodging ''lines of fire'' before the shot[[/note]], ImplausibleFencingPowers, or SuperReflexes. Maybe the enemy was PointDefenseless? For maximum coolness, show off the dodging in BulletTime. See also CouldHaveBeenMessy. MoreDakka may be employed to attempt to overcome this. Compare BulletCatch, which is even cooler, and CatchAndReturn, which takes this to its logical extreme. Contrast BulletDodgesYou. When you upgrade from bullets to missiles, HighSpeedMissileDodge is the result.

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Sometimes this skill is imparted by a background in GunFu, GunKata[[note]]dodging ''lines of fire'' before the shot[[/note]], ImplausibleFencingPowers, or SuperReflexes. Maybe the enemy was PointDefenseless? For maximum coolness, show off the dodging in BulletTime. See also CouldHaveBeenMessy. MoreDakka may be employed to attempt to overcome this. Compare DeadlyDodging. Also compare BulletCatch, which is even cooler, and CatchAndReturn, which takes this to its logical extreme. Contrast BulletDodgesYou. When you upgrade from bullets to missiles, HighSpeedMissileDodge is the result.
29th Jun '17 5:41:22 AM Tightwire
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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Scrappers and Stalkers had an optional secondary ability called 'Super Reflexes' and similar abilities with further levels. Once gained, many of these were automatically on and cost no endurance, meaning Stamina could be completely disregarded because if it doesn't hit you, you don't get hurt.

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* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Scrappers and Stalkers had an optional secondary ability called abilities such as 'Super Reflexes' and similar abilities with further levels. Reflexes'. Once gained, activated, many of these were automatically on and cost no endurance, meaning Stamina could be completely disregarded because if it doesn't hit you, you don't get hurt.
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