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22nd Jun '17 11:12:00 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Variant from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Harvey Dent threatens one of TheJoker's {{mooks}} with a coin flip: Heads, he doesn't shoot him; tails, he does. Of course, he's using his two-headed coin, but the guy doesn't know that last detail. [[spoiler: Later on he uses the same coin for actual "games of chance," with one side damaged.]]

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* Variant from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Harvey Dent threatens one of TheJoker's {{mooks}} with a coin flip: Heads, he doesn't shoot him; tails, he does. Of course, he's using his two-headed coin, [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques so the goon is in no real danger, but the guy he doesn't know that last detail.that]]. [[spoiler: Later on he uses the same coin for actual "games of chance," with one side damaged.]]
22nd Jun '17 11:09:47 AM Odacon_Spy
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* Variant from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Harvey Dent threatens one of TheJoker's {{mooks}} with a coin flip: Heads, he doesn't shoot him; tails, he does. He's using a two-headed coin. Of course, the guy doesn't know that last detail. [[spoiler: Later on he uses the same coin for actual "games of chance," with one side damaged.]]

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* Variant from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Harvey Dent threatens one of TheJoker's {{mooks}} with a coin flip: Heads, he doesn't shoot him; tails, he does. He's Of course, he's using a his two-headed coin. Of course, coin, but the guy doesn't know that last detail. [[spoiler: Later on he uses the same coin for actual "games of chance," with one side damaged.]]
8th Sep '16 9:49:33 PM Kadorhal
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* Variant done in ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' Garcian Smith is forced to play a game of Russian Roulette (the "barrel is not spun" variation) against one Benjamin Keane, with the stipulations being if Garcian wins, Keane will teach him the secret to hitting on women with 100% success, but if Keane wins, Garcian has to kill the President (Its that kind of game.) Keane goes into a great deal of dramatics as he picks up the gun and puts it to his temple...pulling the trigger and putting the gun down... Garcian meanwhile simply picks it up and methodically, almost robotically, picks it up, puts it to his head, and pulls the trigger. It's a revolver, and it comes down to the fifth pull of the trigger. It's Keane's turn. He shudders as he pulls the trigger. Click. No bang. He chuckles and slides it to Garcian. "Well, I suppose I win, Guess you have to do what I say." Garcian picks it up and just calmly pulls the trigger. Click. He puts it back down. "This gun holds ''seven'' bullets. I'm a ''professional''. You can't fool me, old man." Cue Keane killing himself after revealing the true secret to wooing women - [[spoiler:They're all the same.]]
* During the campaign of "Call of Duty: Black Ops" [[spoiler:Mason, Woods, and Bowman]] are captured by Soviet/NVA forces. Subverted in that [[spoiler: the revolver is loaded and Mason uses it to shoot his captors and escape.]]

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* Variant done in ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' 7}}''. Garcian Smith is forced to play a game of Russian Roulette (the "barrel is not spun" variation) against one Benjamin Keane, with the stipulations being if Garcian wins, Keane will teach him the secret to hitting on women with 100% success, but if Keane wins, Garcian has to kill the President (Its that kind of game.) President. Keane goes into a great deal of dramatics as he picks up the gun and puts it to his temple...temple... pulling the trigger and putting the gun down... Garcian meanwhile simply picks it up and methodically, almost robotically, picks it up, puts it to his head, and pulls the trigger. It's a revolver, and it comes down to the fifth pull of the trigger. It's Keane's turn. He shudders as he pulls the trigger. Click. No trigger - no bang. He chuckles and slides it to Garcian. "Well, I suppose I win, Guess you have to do what I say." Garcian Garcian, after a short moment, picks it up and just calmly pulls the trigger.trigger a sixth time. Click. He puts it back down. "This gun holds ''seven'' bullets. I'm a ''professional''. You can't fool me, old man." Cue Keane killing himself after revealing the true secret to wooing women - [[spoiler:They're all the same.]]
* During the campaign of "Call of Duty: Black Ops" ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', [[spoiler:Mason, Woods, and Bowman]] are captured by Soviet/NVA forces. Subverted forces, with [[spoiler:Woods and Mason]] forced to play Russian Roulette with one another. [[spoiler:Subverted in that [[spoiler: the revolver is loaded and gun ''was'' loaded, but after Woods' first turn, Mason uses it takes the chance to shoot his captors the Viet Cong bookie watching over their game instead - and escape.he gets the live bullet.]]



* A non-gun variation is performed in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. A germophobic crook has broken into a hospital. Batman chases after him, and during the chase, he accidentally winds up in a storage room for samples of diseases. Batman picks up one of the jars and inspects it. "Hmm...crimson fever. Lousy way to go. No ''cure'', you know." He places it on a shelf above the crook's head and begins asking him questions. For every dishonest answer, he pounds the wall, causing the jar to shudder and come one step closer to falling...then a security guard interrupts the proceedings. Batman pounds the wall one last time, causing the jar to tumble through the air. The crook yells and cowers, but Batman grabs the jar before it can hit him. The camera lingers on that shot a little bit longer, and we see what the label reads: "Seawater For Analysis".

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* A non-gun variation is performed in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. A germophobic crook has broken into a hospital. Batman chases after him, and during the chase, he accidentally winds up in a storage room for samples of diseases. Batman picks up one of the jars and inspects it. "Hmm... crimson fever. Lousy way to go. No ''cure'', you know." He places it on a shelf above the crook's head and begins asking him questions. For every dishonest answer, he pounds the wall, causing the jar to shudder and come one step closer to falling... then a security guard interrupts the proceedings. Batman pounds the wall one last time, causing the jar to tumble through the air. The crook yells and cowers, but Batman grabs the jar before it can hit him. The camera lingers on that shot a little bit longer, and we see what the label reads: "Seawater For Analysis".
26th Jul '16 12:39:36 PM Willbyr
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* Upgraded in the ''GunsmithCats'' manga. Rally Vincent puts in the bullet ''without'' palming it, spins the chamber, pulls the trigger FIVE TIMES in a row rapidly, and finally fires the gun into the wall (right over the perp's head) to prove the bullet wasn't palmed; she's so good with guns that she can time the spin and lock the chamber so she knows where the bullet is when it stops. After demonstrating her prowess she puts in another bullet and points the gun at the perp. Naturally this scares the perp even more than a regular Russian Roulette.

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* Upgraded in the ''GunsmithCats'' ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' manga. Rally Vincent puts in the bullet ''without'' palming it, spins the chamber, pulls the trigger FIVE TIMES in a row rapidly, and finally fires the gun into the wall (right over the perp's head) to prove the bullet wasn't palmed; she's so good with guns that she can time the spin and lock the chamber so she knows where the bullet is when it stops. After demonstrating her prowess she puts in another bullet and points the gun at the perp. Naturally this scares the perp even more than a regular Russian Roulette.
10th Mar '16 11:52:09 PM billybobfred
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26th Feb '16 4:21:14 PM Prfnoff
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* Maria pulls this in one episode of the second ''SakuraWars'' OAV. Ohgami seems to consider it a sign of progress that she didn't load the gun (considering that she used to have no qualms whatsoever about killing).

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* Maria pulls this in one episode of the second ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' OAV. Ohgami seems to consider it a sign of progress that she didn't load the gun (considering that she used to have no qualms whatsoever about killing).
14th Dec '15 10:48:26 PM Exusia
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* Double subverted near the beginning of ''Manga/BlackCat''. Train puts a bullet in his gun (in a way that only he can see it), hands it off to his partner Sven and tells him to shoot him in the hand. Sven ''does'' end up shooting him with the one bullet...but it was just a blank so he wasn't actually hurt.
7th Oct '15 11:06:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://youtu.be/vHkSDJmSgqo?t=2m7s Subverted hilariously]] in ''Film/KissKissBangBang'': [[spoiler: The lead character is an ex-magician, so the audience expects him to palm the bullet. However, he has no idea he is supposed to do this, puts one bullet back in the gun, spins the chamber per usual, threatens the suspect by firing a shot, and the suspect is killed. When his partner says WhatTheHellHero, he says that he thought there was only an "8%" chance.]]
--> '''Gay Perry''': [[spoiler: 8 percent!? Who taught you math!?]]

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* [[http://youtu.be/vHkSDJmSgqo?t=2m7s Subverted hilariously]] in ''Film/KissKissBangBang'': [[spoiler: The lead character is an ex-magician, so the audience expects him to palm the bullet. However, he has no idea he is supposed to do this, puts one bullet back in the gun, spins the chamber per usual, threatens the suspect by firing a shot, and the suspect is killed. When his partner says WhatTheHellHero, he says that he thought there was only an "8%" chance.]]
chance.
--> '''Gay Perry''': [[spoiler: 8 percent!? Who taught you math!?]]math!?
7th Oct '15 11:05:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used as recently as the {{pilot}} for USA's ''{{Kojak}}'' remake.
* Used by Tavon in ''TheShield''.
* Used by Doug in ''TheRiches'', when he is trying to get hired as a lawyer.
* A bad guy in ''FoylesWar'' tries this on with a burglar who has stolen something very incriminating from him; unfortunately, the burglar gets the bullet before the bad guy gets the information.
* Mac does this on ''{{CSI NY}}'' to force information out of one of the guys who was involved in kidnapping Mac's girlfriend, Christine.
* A variation used by [[FriendlySniper Aramis]] in episode 1 of ''TheMusketeers'' when he and [[TheStrengthOfTenMen Porthos]] are interrogating one of the [[EliteMooks Red Guard]] about the name and location of a murderous captain. He goes through a long speech about how good he is with the musket and asking which vital organ he should hit, very slowly prepping it to fire... And 'remembers' just as he pulls the trigger that he forgot to put the bullet in. Needless to say, the Guard suddenly remembers the name before the bullet is even dropped into the barrel.

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* Used as recently as the {{pilot}} for USA's ''{{Kojak}}'' ''Series/{{Kojak}}'' remake.
* Used by Tavon in ''TheShield''.
''Series/TheShield''.
* Used by Doug in ''TheRiches'', ''Series/TheRiches'', when he is trying to get hired as a lawyer.
* A bad guy in ''FoylesWar'' ''Series/FoylesWar'' tries this on with a burglar who has stolen something very incriminating from him; unfortunately, the burglar gets the bullet before the bad guy gets the information.
* Mac does this on ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' to force information out of one of the guys who was involved in kidnapping Mac's girlfriend, Christine.
* A variation used by [[FriendlySniper Aramis]] in episode 1 of ''TheMusketeers'' ''Series/TheMusketeers'' when he and [[TheStrengthOfTenMen Porthos]] are interrogating one of the [[EliteMooks Red Guard]] about the name and location of a murderous captain. He goes through a long speech about how good he is with the musket and asking which vital organ he should hit, very slowly prepping it to fire... And 'remembers' just as he pulls the trigger that he forgot to put the bullet in. Needless to say, the Guard suddenly remembers the name before the bullet is even dropped into the barrel.
21st Jun '15 4:00:40 PM nombretomado
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* Variant done in ''{{Killer 7}}'' Garcian Smith is forced to play a game of Russian Roulette (the "barrel is not spun" variation) against one Benjamin Keane, with the stipulations being if Garcian wins, Keane will teach him the secret to hitting on women with 100% success, but if Keane wins, Garcian has to kill the President (Its that kind of game.) Keane goes into a great deal of dramatics as he picks up the gun and puts it to his temple...pulling the trigger and putting the gun down... Garcian meanwhile simply picks it up and methodically, almost robotically, picks it up, puts it to his head, and pulls the trigger. It's a revolver, and it comes down to the fifth pull of the trigger. It's Keane's turn. He shudders as he pulls the trigger. Click. No bang. He chuckles and slides it to Garcian. "Well, I suppose I win, Guess you have to do what I say." Garcian picks it up and just calmly pulls the trigger. Click. He puts it back down. "This gun holds ''seven'' bullets. I'm a ''professional''. You can't fool me, old man." Cue Keane killing himself after revealing the true secret to wooing women - [[spoiler:They're all the same.]]

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* Variant done in ''{{Killer ''VideoGame/{{Killer 7}}'' Garcian Smith is forced to play a game of Russian Roulette (the "barrel is not spun" variation) against one Benjamin Keane, with the stipulations being if Garcian wins, Keane will teach him the secret to hitting on women with 100% success, but if Keane wins, Garcian has to kill the President (Its that kind of game.) Keane goes into a great deal of dramatics as he picks up the gun and puts it to his temple...pulling the trigger and putting the gun down... Garcian meanwhile simply picks it up and methodically, almost robotically, picks it up, puts it to his head, and pulls the trigger. It's a revolver, and it comes down to the fifth pull of the trigger. It's Keane's turn. He shudders as he pulls the trigger. Click. No bang. He chuckles and slides it to Garcian. "Well, I suppose I win, Guess you have to do what I say." Garcian picks it up and just calmly pulls the trigger. Click. He puts it back down. "This gun holds ''seven'' bullets. I'm a ''professional''. You can't fool me, old man." Cue Keane killing himself after revealing the true secret to wooing women - [[spoiler:They're all the same.]]
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