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18th Feb '18 11:46:23 AM nombretomado
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* RepairmanJack is very competent with guns, and rarely is without one. However, in the book ''Hosts'' he stops a mass shooting (with his own gun) and later laments that he wishes he lived in a world without guns. He quickly admits that if there were only ''one'' gun in the world, he'd want to be the one to own it, and since guns are so common, he has no problem equipping himself with plenty of the best.

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* RepairmanJack Literature/RepairmanJack is very competent with guns, and rarely is without one. However, in the book ''Hosts'' he stops a mass shooting (with his own gun) and later laments that he wishes he lived in a world without guns. He quickly admits that if there were only ''one'' gun in the world, he'd want to be the one to own it, and since guns are so common, he has no problem equipping himself with plenty of the best.
12th Feb '18 9:22:31 PM Hanz
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* Kazuma Kiryu, from ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'', doesn't care much for guns, preferring to settle matters with a good ol' fashion beatdown. In the GaidenGame ''Dead Souls'', he reluctantly takes up arms against the ZombieApocalypse when it becomes clear that punching them won't work. In the main games however, he has no problems using guns when the situation calls for it.

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* Kazuma Kiryu, from ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'', doesn't care much for guns, preferring to settle matters with a good ol' fashion beatdown. In the GaidenGame ''Dead Souls'', he reluctantly takes up arms against the ZombieApocalypse when it becomes clear that punching them won't work. In the main games however, Unlike other examples, he has no problems using guns when the situation calls for it.it or if he finds one dropped by enemies.
12th Feb '18 12:35:04 AM Cryoclaste
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** In Mike Mignola's ''[[CthulhuMythos The Doom That Came to Gotham]]'', the Waynes are killed by knife, and Batman freely uses guns, though he never actually shoots anyone. He does have an aversion to knives, though.

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** In Mike Mignola's ''[[CthulhuMythos ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos The Doom That Came to Gotham]]'', the Waynes are killed by knife, and Batman freely uses guns, though he never actually shoots anyone. He does have an aversion to knives, though.
26th Jan '18 4:58:25 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'':

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* ''Series/MacGyver'':''Series/MacGyver1985'':
12th Jan '18 9:21:50 PM erforce
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* As Creator/DrewBarrymore [[WriterOnBoard produced]] the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' films, the Angels use martial arts instead of guns, even though [[AngelsPose their iconic pose]] from the series has them holding guns.

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* As Creator/DrewBarrymore [[WriterOnBoard produced]] the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' ''Film/CharliesAngels'' films, the Angels use martial arts instead of guns, even though [[AngelsPose their iconic pose]] from the series has them holding guns.



* [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], after the first film. Having declared his intention to give up killing people, he spends the next two films beating the living hell out of every enemy to cross his path but, despite killing three of them, never once fires a gun. He's even seen taking guns off opponents and then throwing them away a couple of times.

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* [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne]], after the first film.''Film/TheBourneIdentity''. Having declared his intention to give up killing people, he spends the next two films beating the living hell out of every enemy to cross his path but, despite killing three of them, never once fires a gun. He's even seen taking guns off opponents and then throwing them away a couple of times.



** This is also in part due to Bruce Lee's own [[TheCombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatism]]. Lee had no illusions about how martial arts work against a guy with a gun, and therefore he would usually include a HandWave as to why his characters couldn't get hold of one-- otherwise, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim his movies would only last ten minutes]].

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** This is also in part due to Bruce Lee's Creator/BruceLee's own [[TheCombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatism]]. Lee had no illusions about how martial arts work against a guy with a gun, and therefore he would usually include a HandWave as to why his characters couldn't get hold of one-- otherwise, [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim his movies would only last ten minutes]].



* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, Magneto's younger self uses guns when he needs to, while the older Magneto sneers at them. This is partly because of his background as a holocaust survivor, and partly because humans rely on guns to fight, and he sees it as a sign of their inferiority. Of course, that's a bit hypocritical when he has the power of magnetism, and those who don't possess such an advantage have to defend themselves somehow.

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* In the ''Film/XMen'' films, ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', Magneto's younger self uses guns when he needs to, while the older Magneto sneers at them. This is partly because of his background as a holocaust survivor, and partly because humans rely on guns to fight, and he sees it as a sign of their inferiority. Of course, that's a bit hypocritical when he has the power of magnetism, and those who don't possess such an advantage have to defend themselves somehow.
11th Jan '18 12:16:00 PM PhantomRider
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** The Twelfth Doctor [[spoiler:(who at that point had been tortured by the Time Lords for billions of years and had undergone some SanitySlippage,) uses a stolen Gallifreyan sidearm in [[DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] to shoot and kill the General, in order for him and Clara to escape a situation. But since the General is a Time Lord, [[TheNthDoctor he gets better]].]]

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** The Twelfth Doctor [[spoiler:(who at that point had been tortured by the Time Lords for billions of years and had undergone some SanitySlippage,) uses a stolen Gallifreyan sidearm in [[DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent "Hell Bent"]] to shoot and kill the General, in order for him and Clara to escape a situation. But since the General is a Time Lord, situation, but only after asking [[TheNthDoctor he gets better]].]]how many regenerations]] the General has left (turns out he's on his ninth.)]]
9th Dec '17 10:44:58 AM Stealth
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* There is a very niche example in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' where [[WaifFu Cassie]] [[BrokenBird Suthorn]], ace scout of the 17th Recon Regiment, Camacho's Caballeros, has a nearly pathological aversion to the setting's HumongousMecha. She simultaneously hates, fears, and hunts them, while not being a Mechwarrior herself. Notably, she manages to kill the things almost barehanded; her very first Battlemech kill involved a broom, a bolt-action rifle, and a downed power line. She eventually grudgingly accepts basic training in them after [[BatmanGrabsAGun she is forced to pilot a 'Mech to save her regiment from destruction]], but even then she only ever seems to take a handful of training courses before throwing it all out the window out of distaste and going back to killing them via ColossusClimb.
2nd Dec '17 9:39:17 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Fanfic/ZeroNoTsukaimaSaitoTheOnmyoji'', the characters briefly suspect the villain Graf Johan Von Leopold was involved with or was the assassin who earlier had tried to kill Princess Henrietta with a rifle. Emereldas explains he couldn't be because he's a magic supremacist who has disdain for muggle methods like guns.
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2nd Dec '17 5:53:12 AM Joylock
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* In ''Film/SupermanII'', after disarming a deputy of his shotgun and harmlessly discharging it into his own chest, General Zod contemptuously refers to it as a "harmless noisemaker". Granted, the dude is a Kryptonian who's ImmuneToBullets and can shoot lasers from his eyes, so guns are a significant downgrade for him. Averted in a deleted scene, in which during the attack on the White House, Zod grabs an M16 from a soldier and uses it to mow down several other soldiers just for giggles.
2nd Dec '17 5:43:34 AM Joylock
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* Moira Burton, co-protagonist of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'', has an almost-phobia of firearms [[spoiler:due to a traumatic incident in the past where she accidentally shot her little sister Polly with one of her dad's pieces]]. However, she ''will'' pick one up and use it [[GodzillaThreshold if the situation is desperate enough to force her to]].

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* Moira Burton, co-protagonist of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'', has an almost-phobia of firearms [[spoiler:due to a traumatic incident in the past where she accidentally shot her little sister Polly with one of her dad's pieces]].pieces]], and therefore spends most of the game wielding a flashlight instead. However, she ''will'' pick one up and use it [[GodzillaThreshold if the situation is desperate enough to force her to]].
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