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13th Nov '17 11:35:44 PM wolftickets1969
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** Enemies in the first games sometimes use them to signal helicopters.

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** Enemies in the first games sometimes use them to signal helicopters.summon [[DeathFromAbove chopper support]].
13th Nov '17 11:32:15 PM wolftickets1969
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** Enemies in the first games sometimes use them to signal helicopters.
13th Oct '17 4:22:26 PM REV6Pilot
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In fiction, the Flare Gun also serves as a weapon, though probably AwesomeButImpractical against anything but enemies explicitly weak to light or fire, as it can be very inaccurate. For some reason, they tend to be treated like single-handed {{Grenade Launcher}}s in many works. It should be noted that real-life flares don't fly fast enough to enter the human body, if you got shot with one, you would mostly get hurt by the impact as the flare bounced off.

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In fiction, the Flare Gun also serves as a weapon, though probably AwesomeButImpractical against anything but enemies [[WeakenedByTheLight explicitly weak to light light]] [[KillItWithFire or fire, fire]], as it can be very inaccurate. For some reason, they tend to be treated like single-handed {{Grenade Launcher}}s in many works. It should be noted that real-life flares don't fly fast enough to enter the human body, if you got shot with one, you would mostly get hurt by the impact as the flare bounced off.



* The ''[[Toys/NERFBrand Nerf]]'' MEGA Bigshock is an up-scaled Jolt which fires Mega Darts, which whistles in a high velocity, point it to the sky and fire it when you want to call for a help.

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* The ''[[Toys/NERFBrand Nerf]]'' MEGA Bigshock is an up-scaled Jolt which fires Mega Darts, which whistles in a high velocity, point velocity. Point it to the sky and fire it when you want to call for a help.



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': One of the unlockable weapons the Pyro can get. While hard to aim and easy to dodge, flares will do a small amount of damage to a target and [[KillItWithFire set him on fire]], causing afterburn damage (the afterburn adds up to twice the flare's impact damage). The bonus comes if you hit an already-burning opponent with a flare, which causes a CriticalHit for triple damage; being hit by two flares in a row is a guaranteed kill against 4 of the 9 classes. Needless to say, being killed by failing to dodge a flare at long range while on fire can be [[CherryTapping quite embarrassing]]...

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': One of the unlockable weapons the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Pyro can get.get not just one, but ''three'' different flare pistols.
** The first one is the Flare Gun.
While hard to aim and easy to dodge, flares will do a small amount of damage to a target and [[KillItWithFire set him on fire]], causing afterburn damage (the afterburn adds up to twice the flare's impact damage). The bonus comes if you hit an already-burning opponent with a flare, which causes a CriticalHit for triple damage; being hit by two flares in a row is a guaranteed kill against 4 of the 9 classes. Needless to say, being killed by failing to dodge a flare at long range while on fire can be [[CherryTapping quite embarrassing]]...embarrassing]].



* This is one of the available weapons in ''SMOD'', an add-on mod to ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.
** In the basic game, Civil Protection officers will use flare guns when they spot Gordon to call in reinforcements. In the beta, the player was meant to get their hands on one (which would light people on fire, naturally), but it was cut before release. In Episode 1, though, one of the many objects [[WreakingHavok the Gravity Gun]] can turn into {{Improvised Weapon}}s are standard road flares.

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* This is one of the available weapons in ''SMOD'', an add-on mod to ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.
** In the basic vanilla game, Civil Protection officers will use flare guns when they spot Gordon to call in reinforcements. In the beta, the player was meant to get their hands on one (which would light people on fire, naturally), but it was cut before release. In Episode 1, though, one of the many objects [[WreakingHavok the Gravity Gun]] can turn into {{Improvised Weapon}}s are standard road flares.flares.
** This is one of the available weapons in ''SMOD'', an add-on mod.



* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' has a flare gun for the standard FPS pistol slot, though more powerful than the standard with the ability to set most minor enemies on fire with one shot, compared to several bullets from other shooters. Very useful in the sequel where some minions teleport when they take damage. With a flare gun the burning flare teleports with them.
* ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' has a flare gun as an available weapon for fighting your light-hating enemies. It's the most powerful weapon in the game, easily capable of instantly destroying most weaker enemies and producing light for a few seconds afterwards to drive away any surviving enemies. Naturally, you don't find a lot of ammo for them, but they're very handy for emergencies.
** The Flare Gun is also the only way to defeat the final boss. (so you get infinite ammo for it).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' has a flare gun for the standard FPS pistol slot, though more slot. Shots stick to enemies and deal constant fire damage, and it's powerful than the standard with the ability enough to set turn most minor enemies on fire with one shot, compared to several bullets from other shooters. into [[ManOnFire flailing humanoid fireballs]] in less than three shots. Very useful in the sequel where some minions certain Cabal enemies teleport when they take damage. With damage and a flare gun type of miniboss is intangible unless it's attacking, as the burning flare teleports with them.
stays on them. SecondaryFire is a starburst pattern of eight flares that explode on contact and set everything in the contact area alight[[note]]or at least it ''should'' in ''Blood II'': the attack is glitched and deals absolutely no damage[[/note]].
* ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' has a flare gun as an available weapon for fighting your light-hating enemies. It's the most powerful weapon in the game, easily capable of instantly destroying most weaker enemies and producing light for a few seconds afterwards to drive away any surviving enemies. others. Naturally, you don't find a lot of ammo for them, but they're very handy for emergencies.
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emergencies. The Flare Gun is also the only way to defeat the final boss. (so boss, [[AntiFrustrationFeatures so you get infinite ammo for it).it]].



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', there is a combat item called the Flare Gun. When used it "Calls down an 'Arrr Strike'", and a pirate ship fires a cannonball at your enemy. [[spoiler: To get the best reward in the Mysterious Island War quest, you need to use it in "The Last Stand" adventure.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', there is a combat item called the Flare Gun. When used it "Calls down an 'Arrr Strike'", and a pirate ship fires a cannonball at your enemy. [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To get the best reward in the Mysterious Island War quest, you need to use it in "The Last Stand" adventure.]]adventure]].
13th Oct '17 3:45:51 PM REV6Pilot
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* The distress pistol in ''VideoGame/TheLongDark'' is a surprisingly strong self-defense weapon. The flare it fires provides considerable light for a short time, and it'll scare away any animals that hear the shot or see the flare even bears. If you manage to hit something living with it, the flare will stick to your target and deal considerable DamageOverTime, even more than regular bleeding, and adding to that, it'll be very easy to track down the animal thanks to the luminosity of the flare and the blood trail on the ground. However, it's not all bright red roses: the distress pistol is a very rare item, flare shells are only slightly more common than it, it's slow to operate[[note]]single-shot and sluggish to reload, has to be cocked every time it's pulled out and de-cocked when withdrawn[[/note]], and the projectiles fly slowly and arc as they go, so it's very difficult to pull off long distance shots.
21st Sep '17 2:18:12 PM Gatordragon24
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* Strix's pistol from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' can shoot flares that reveal enemies to him in the area where they land. The flares can also set enemies on fire, but doing so consumes the flare and its reveal effect.

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* Strix's pistol from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' can shoot flares that reveal enemies to him in the area where they land. The flares can also set enemies on fire, but doing so hitting an enemy consumes the flare and its reveal effect.
21st Sep '17 2:16:39 PM Gatordragon24
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': McCree's Lifeguard skin has his revolver in the appearance of a flare gun, although it still functions like his normal revolver.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': McCree's [=McCree=]'s Lifeguard skin has his revolver in the appearance of a flare gun, although it still functions like his normal revolver.revolver.
* Strix's pistol from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' can shoot flares that reveal enemies to him in the area where they land. The flares can also set enemies on fire, but doing so consumes the flare and its reveal effect.
10th Aug '17 5:31:47 AM KZN02
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': McCree's Lifeguard skin has his revolver in the appearance of a flare gun, although it still functions like his normal revolver.
15th Jul '17 9:50:26 AM JackG
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* ''Presumed Dead'' by Rick Kennett. After being stranded on an alien world, Cy De Gerch has to resort to one after she uses up the power in her laser pistol, ''then'' discovers that one of the StarfishAliens humanity is fighting is stranded on the planet with her. RealityEnsues as the weapon is of limited use except for distracting or inflicting minor injuries on the alien during their battles. However in the final battle, the flare bounces off the alien's skin and rolls beneath it, where it detonates just Cy De Gerch is about to be smothered to death by the alien.
30th Jun '17 9:15:27 AM Peacenik
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* During the fight against the dirt bikers in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Furiosa shoots a biker in the face with one, causing him to lose his balance and fall under the wheels of the rig. (The flare gun in question is a variant that bursts into brightly coloured powder designed to be visible in bright daylight."

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* During the fight against the dirt bikers in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Furiosa shoots a biker in the face with one, causing him to lose his balance and fall under the wheels of the rig. (The flare gun in question is a variant that bursts into brightly coloured powder designed to be visible in bright daylight.")
30th Jun '17 9:14:33 AM Peacenik
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* During the fight against the dirt bikers in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'', Furiosa shoots a biker in the face with one, causing him to lose his balance and fall under the wheels of the rig. (The flare gun in question is a variant that bursts into brightly coloured powder designed to be visible in bright daylight."
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