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18th Sep '17 11:34:20 AM GarryAlways
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* Joey Claire in ''VideoGame/{{Hiveswap}}'' doesn't like guns, even to the point of refusing to use a water pistol and sticking darts on her brother by hand during dart battles.
12th Sep '17 4:12:22 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Japanese aversion to firearms goes back several centuries, owing largely to the laws and cultural norms established and enforced during the Tokugawa Shogunate. (Roughly 1600-1860) that not only severely restricted possession of firearms, but also culturally denigrated guns as dishonorable weapons unworthy of the Samurai. The real reason probably had more to do with managing potential threats against the state and the social order, though, as the introduction of the musketry revolutionized Japanese warfare in the Senkoku period, by allowing mere peasants to cut down noble warriors. Not coincidentally, Europe also has a long history of feudal governing that depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility.

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** Japanese aversion to firearms goes back several centuries, owing largely to the laws and cultural norms established and enforced during the Tokugawa Shogunate. (Roughly 1600-1860) that not only severely restricted possession of firearms, but also culturally denigrated guns as dishonorable weapons unworthy of the Samurai. The real reason probably had more to do with managing potential threats against the state and the social order, though, as the introduction of the musketry revolutionized Japanese warfare in the Senkoku period, by allowing mere peasants to cut down noble warriors. Not coincidentally, Western Europe also has a long history of feudal governing that depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility.nobility, which explains a lot when it comes to [[ValuesDissonance the different, ingrained cultural attitudes toward guns]].
9th Sep '17 12:59:40 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], after repeatedly telling UNIT to not open fire on the Sontarans and getting guns pointed at him, the Doctor finally gets fed up. When Luke Rattigan tries to hold him at gunpoint, the Doctor simply takes the gun out of Luke's hand and throws it away, (without breaking stride), muttering, "If I see one more gun...", "The people with the guns are usually the bad guys."

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E5ThePoisonSky "The Poison Sky"]], after repeatedly telling UNIT to not open fire on the Sontarans and getting guns pointed at him, the Doctor finally gets fed up. When Luke Rattigan tries to hold him at gunpoint, the Doctor simply takes the gun out of Luke's hand and throws it away, (without breaking stride), muttering, "If I see one more gun...", "The people with the guns are usually the bad guys."" The UNIT Colonel eventually gets fed up with it and [[ShutUpKirk tells him off]] before attacking conventionally and handing the Sontarans their collective ass.
27th Aug '17 6:57:47 AM Sharlee
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** Before slashers, traditional horror monsters such as vampires showed the same aversion to using firearms, ''Film/NearDark'' being one of the first films to subvert this expectation that supernatural creatures "ought" to rely upon their unnatural powers or SuperStrength instead.

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** Before Well before the slashers, traditional horror monsters such as vampires showed the same aversion to using wielding firearms, if not weapons of any kind. ''Film/NearDark'' was notable for being one of the first films to subvert this expectation that supernatural creatures "ought" to rely upon their unnatural powers or and/or SuperStrength instead.
27th Aug '17 6:55:21 AM Sharlee
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** Before slashers, traditional horror monsters such as vampires showed the same aversion to using firearms, ''Film/NearDark'' being one of the first films to subvert this expectation that supernatural creatures "ought" to rely upon their unnatural powers or SuperStrength instead.
8th Aug '17 7:28:53 AM Silverblade2
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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] doesn't like guns, which makes sense since she was shot by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and was left paralyzed from the waist down in ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''. This event remains in her backstory post-Flashpoint, and it's left its mark on her, as seen in her [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} current series]]. One of her first attempts to get back into the swing of things as Batgirl (her paralysis was treated with surgery overseas) goes poorly when Mirror pulls a gun on her (aiming at the ''exact same spot where the Joker shot her'') and she freezes in fear.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] doesn't like guns, which makes sense since she was shot by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker and was left paralyzed from the waist down in ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''. This event remains in her backstory post-Flashpoint, and it's left its mark on her, as seen in her [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} current series]]. One of her first attempts to get back into the swing of things as Batgirl (her paralysis was treated with surgery overseas) goes poorly when Mirror pulls a gun on her (aiming at the ''exact same spot where the Joker shot her'') and she freezes in fear.



* Bullseye doesn't like guns because they're boring. He'd much rather kill someone with a playing card, or a shuriken, or his own poop. Which isn't to say he'll never use them. During the "Guardian Devil" ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' arc, Bullseye admitted that Daredevil was "almost" his better, so he decided to subvert his principles and [[CombatPragmatist shot Daredevil]]. He also tried to kill SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} with a rocket launcher. It didn't work because...it's ''Deadpool''.

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* Bullseye doesn't like guns because they're boring. He'd much rather kill someone with a playing card, or a shuriken, or his own poop. Which isn't to say he'll never use them. During the "Guardian Devil" ''Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'' arc, Bullseye admitted that Daredevil was "almost" his better, so he decided to subvert his principles and [[CombatPragmatist shot Daredevil]]. He also tried to kill SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} with a rocket launcher. It didn't work because...it's ''Deadpool''.
19th Jul '17 6:51:02 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Mr. Freeze on the campy ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series seemed to dislike normal guns, preferring his FreezeRay. Ironically, he was able to defeat the Dynamic Duo by ''using'' his weapon, not bothering with some silly DeathTrap like other bad guys on the show.
26th Jun '17 2:22:29 AM ProfessorDetective
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** In Mike Mignola's "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 "The ''[[CthulhuMythos The Doom that came That Came to Gotham", 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 Jun '17 2:19:24 AM ProfessorDetective
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** Batman's hatred of the gun is well known, so much that he, as Bruce Wayne, bars his company from producing military contracts (uh...[[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys huh]]...) and will refuse to use a firearm even if it seems to be the only way out of a deadly situation. This is carried over into the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse as well, possibly best shown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' when what finally pushed Batman to retire is that he was [[BatmanGrabsAGun forced to use a gun]] to threaten a kidnapper who was about to bash in his skull after he had been [[GameBreakingInjury crippled by a bad heart attack during the fight]].\\\
Technically the military contracts thing isn't true, as we've seen various examples of military-grade hardware produced by [=WayneTech=], from night vision goggles to attack helicopters. Presumably Bruce is fine with it as long as his company isn't manufacturing any weapon systems (those can be sourced from other contractors). Bruce tends to outsource a lot of [=WayneTech=]'s R&D to other DCU corporations; he tends to use external tech more in the comics than, in, say, the Nolanverse.

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** Batman's hatred of the gun is well known, so much that he, as Bruce Wayne, bars his company from producing military contracts (uh...[[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys huh]]...) and will refuse to use a firearm even if it seems to be the only way out of a deadly situation. This is carried over into the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse as well, possibly best shown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' when what finally pushed Batman to retire is that he was [[BatmanGrabsAGun forced to use a gun]] to threaten a kidnapper who was about to bash in his skull after he had been [[GameBreakingInjury crippled by a bad heart attack during the fight]].\\\
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Technically the military contracts thing isn't true, as we've seen various examples of military-grade hardware produced by [=WayneTech=], from night vision goggles to attack helicopters. Presumably Bruce is fine with it as long as his company isn't manufacturing any weapon systems (those can be sourced from other contractors). Bruce tends to outsource a lot of [=WayneTech=]'s R&D to other DCU corporations; he tends to use external tech more in the comics than, in, say, the Nolanverse.



* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] doesn't like guns, which makes sense since she was shot by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and was left paralyzed from the waist down in ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''. This event remains in her backstory post-Flashpoint, and it's left its mark on her, as seen in her [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} current series]]. One of her first attempts to get back into the swing of things as Batgirl (her paralysis was treated with surgery overseas) goes poorly when Mirror pulls a gun on her (aiming at the ''exact same spot where the Joker shot her'') and she freezes in fear.
** There is a point in ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' where she prepares to kill Black Mask with a sniper rifle to prevent him from attacking her clock tower, but Barbara's sometimes portrayed as more pragmatic than other members of the bat family.
** In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', a tie-in comic to the animated series, Barbara has no aversion to guns, given her police training and the lack of any event analogous to ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''; she simply doesn't use them as Batgirl to respect Batman's wishes. However, when the time comes to infiltrate the home base of the Sensei, one of the world's most lethal martial artists and the leader of the League of Assassins, she makes a point of holding onto a pistol. Batman isn't happy with this decision, but ultimately does nothing to stop her besides arguing.



* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] doesn't like guns, which makes sense since she was shot by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and was left paralyzed from the waist down in ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''. This event remains in her backstory post-Flashpoint, and it's left its mark on her, as seen in her [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} current series]]. One of her first attempts to get back into the swing of things as Batgirl (her paralysis was treated with surgery overseas) goes poorly when Mirror pulls a gun on her (aiming at the ''exact same spot where the Joker shot her'') and she freezes in fear.
** There is a point in ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' where she prepares to kill Black Mask with a sniper rifle to prevent him from attacking her clock tower, but Barbara's sometimes portrayed as more pragmatic than other members of the bat family.
** In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', a tie-in comic to the animated series, Barbara has no aversion to guns, given her police training and the lack of any event analogous to ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''; she simply doesn't use them as Batgirl to respect Batman's wishes. However, when the time comes to infiltrate the home base of the Sensei, one of the world's most lethal martial artists and the leader of the League of Assassins, she makes a point of holding onto a pistol. Batman isn't happy with this decision, but ultimately does nothing to stop her besides arguing.
24th Jun '17 1:37:22 PM JohnnyHuang
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* ''[[ComicBook/SilentHill Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward]]'':
** Jack Stanton, being a professional hit man himself, averts this trope, as he comes equipped with several types of firearms when he ends up in Silent Hill.
** Sara, whom Jack meets in Silent Hill, plays this trope straight. After [[DamselInDistress Jack frees her]], he offers a gun to Sara, who ''adamantly refuses'' to take it. [[spoiler: However, as the story develops, it turns out that she wouldn't need one, anyway...]]
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