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17th Feb '17 2:17:34 AM Theharbo
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[[caption-width-right:350:Lucky ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Lucky Luke proving the rumor about him outdrawing his own shadow is NotHyperbole.]]
17th Feb '17 2:16:38 AM Theharbo
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** He takes this one step further, apparently able to ''reload'' faster than his own shadow too.
28th Nov '16 7:42:07 AM Morgenthaler
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However, [[ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest this fearsome reputation tends to bring unwanted attention]]. Every two-bit varmint in the state wants to take a piece outta this guy to make themselves more {{badass}}. Hence, the Fastest Gun In The West tends to have to [[WalkingTheEarth keep]] [[TheDrifter travelling]] to try and find a place where nobody wants to fight them.

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However, [[ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest this fearsome reputation tends to bring unwanted attention]]. Every two-bit varmint in the state wants to take a piece outta this guy to make themselves more {{badass}}.badass. Hence, the Fastest Gun In The West tends to have to [[WalkingTheEarth keep]] [[TheDrifter travelling]] to try and find a place where nobody wants to fight them.
6th Nov '16 1:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* Deconstructed in the PhilSilvers-JackBenny special TheSlowestGunInTheWest

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* Deconstructed in the PhilSilvers-JackBenny Creator/PhilSilvers[=-=]Creator/JackBenny special TheSlowestGunInTheWest
7th Oct '16 11:53:10 AM Gamermaster
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A {{subtrope}} of TheGunslinger. Compare WorldsStrongestMan.

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A {{subtrope}} of TheGunslinger. Compare WorldsStrongestMan.WorldsStrongestMan and FastestThingAlive.
1st Oct '16 6:37:08 PM TheLurkerBelow
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', one of the companions, Raul Tejada, if encouraged to return to the life of a vaquerro, becomes a quicker shooter than pretty much any one else in the Mojave.

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', one of the companions, Raul Tejada, if encouraged to return to the life of a vaquerro, vaquero, becomes a quicker shooter than pretty much any one else in the Mojave.Mojave.
* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'''s Nuka-World add-on features a Wild West-styled theme park zone, complete with a nigh-invulnerable robot challenging the player to a stereotypical gunslinger duel. Beating him leads to the player being referred to as this trope verbatim.
29th May '16 1:10:53 PM Diask
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The FastestGunInTheWest has the ultimate QuickDraw. Nobody can draw and fire a gun faster than this guy. As a result, he wins every duel he ends up in, and others tend to be reluctant to fight him.

However, [[ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest this fearsome reputation tends to bring unwanted attention]]. Every two-bit varmint in the state wants to take a piece outta this guy to make themselves more {{badass}}. Hence, the FastestGunInTheWest tends to have to [[WalkingTheEarth keep]] [[TheDrifter travelling]] to try and find a place where nobody wants to fight them.

This character can be a [[{{Heroes}} hero]] or a [[{{Villains}} villain]]. The heroic type won't bring out his guns unless absolutely necessary, and then only to bring down an {{outlaw}} or {{bandito}}. The villain is a sneaky bastard who just loves shootin' an' killin', but may be brought low by TheHero's resourcefulness.

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The FastestGunInTheWest Fastest Gun In The West has the ultimate QuickDraw. Nobody can draw and fire a gun faster than this guy. As a result, he wins every duel he ends up in, and others tend to be reluctant to fight him.

However, [[ThePerilsOfBeingTheBest this fearsome reputation tends to bring unwanted attention]]. Every two-bit varmint in the state wants to take a piece outta this guy to make themselves more {{badass}}. Hence, the FastestGunInTheWest Fastest Gun In The West tends to have to [[WalkingTheEarth keep]] [[TheDrifter travelling]] to try and find a place where nobody wants to fight them.

This character can be a [[{{Heroes}} hero]] {{hero|es}} or a [[{{Villains}} villain]].{{villain|s}}. The heroic type won't bring out his guns unless absolutely necessary, and then only to bring down an {{outlaw}} or {{bandito}}. The villain is a sneaky bastard who just loves shootin' an' killin', but may be brought low by TheHero's resourcefulness.



It should also be noted that in a [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism cynical]] or realistic scenario, being the fastest gun in the west is rarely much help if said character is somehow caught off guard. It hardly matters if one can draw faster than one can blink, it's of no use if one never sees the threat coming. Many a lightning fast gunslinger meets their end by a bullet InTheBack rather than a ShowdownAtHighNoon.

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It should also be noted that in a [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism cynical]] or realistic scenario, being the fastest gun in the west is rarely much help if said character is somehow caught off guard. It hardly matters if one can draw faster than one can blink, it's of no use if one never sees the threat coming. Many a lightning fast gunslinger meets their end by a bullet InTheBack rather than a ShowdownAtHighNoon.



* ''Film/{{Shane}}'', obviously.

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* %%* ''Film/{{Shane}}'', obviously.



* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "A Fistful of Datas", the bridge crew (minus Data who is linked into the holodeck) is trapped in a wild west, where everyone is Data, with his superhuman speed and reflexes. So they are all the FastestGunInTheWest, and the crew must NOT get into any gunplay, as, per usual, the safeties are off.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "A Fistful of Datas", the bridge crew (minus Data who is linked into the holodeck) is trapped in a wild west, where everyone is Data, with his superhuman speed and reflexes. So they are all the FastestGunInTheWest, fastest guns in The West, and the crew must NOT get into any gunplay, as, per usual, the safeties are off.


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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'''s [[http://xkcd.com/821/ Five-Minute Comics: Part 3]] presents a [[VisualPun rather literal]] fastest gun in The West.
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25th May '16 2:19:26 AM PaulA
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* Jon Shannow, Literature/TheJerusalemMan from the Creator/DavidGemmell books. Note, however, that while incredibly fast, Shannow meets several men who are faster. When these men fight him, they die anyway -- they may be faster, but he's far more badass (and businesslike; one man rides up to him, tells Shannow his death has been ordered, and asks if he has anything to say. Shannow shoots him, then says no). It's also notable that Shannow has a way of drawing that whilst not strictly as fast as some of his enemies, is smooth, calm, unhurried ''and easy to overlook.'' He basically draws without his opponents noticing.

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* Jon Shannow, Literature/TheJerusalemMan The Jerusalem Man, from the Creator/DavidGemmell Creator/DavidGemmell's ''Literature/StonesOfPower'' books. Note, however, that while incredibly fast, Shannow meets several men who are faster. When these men fight him, they die anyway -- they may be faster, but he's far more badass (and businesslike; one man rides up to him, tells Shannow his death has been ordered, and asks if he has anything to say. Shannow shoots him, then says no). It's also notable that Shannow has a way of drawing that whilst not strictly as fast as some of his enemies, is smooth, calm, unhurried ''and easy to overlook.'' He basically draws without his opponents noticing.
5th Mar '16 10:23:14 PM trixus
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* ComicBook/TexWiller is incredibly fast, to the point the only one who could beat him had a trick holster that allowed to shoot without drawing... And Tex, having been shot in the right arm, challenged him again and won with his off hand ''[[RatedMForManly before going to be cured]]''.
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