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19th Nov '16 9:56:44 AM maxwellsilver
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In fiction, the Flare Gun also serves as a weapon, though probably AwesomeButImpractical against anything but enemies explicitly weak to [[WeakenedByTheLight light]] or [[KillItWithFire 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 explicitly weak to [[WeakenedByTheLight light]] light or [[KillItWithFire 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.




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* In ''Let Him Have It'', a schoolteacher asks his entire class to hand in their guns. One student places a Webley flare pistol on the teacher's desk. The teacher identifies it as a "Wolseley" and comments he hadn't seen one in quite some time.



* A variation: in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Sam Vimes used a modified [[BambooTechnology Clacks]] flare (no gun involved) as a weapon against a werewolf. [[spoiler: Said werewolf's over-confidence and instincts made him catch the flare rocket in his mouth, which promptly exploded and killed him.]] Later the story was greatly exaggerated, leaving the flare out, and making Vimes an in-universe MemeticBadass: the man who killed a werewolf barehanded.

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* A variation: in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Sam Vimes used a modified [[BambooTechnology Clacks]] Clacks flare (no gun involved) as a weapon against a werewolf. [[spoiler: Said werewolf's over-confidence and instincts made him catch the flare rocket in his mouth, which promptly exploded and killed him.]] Later the story was greatly exaggerated, leaving the flare out, and making Vimes an in-universe MemeticBadass: ShroudedInMythss: the man who killed a werewolf barehanded.
19th Oct '16 10:58:05 PM Mhazard
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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 it to the sky and fire it when you want to call for a help.


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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'', the Silencing Blank is a flare gun which drives away co-operators or returning to your own world if you're in the other's world, rather than calling someone in.
3rd Oct '16 7:25:07 AM newsguy95
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\n* ''Series/NCIS'' episode "Being Bad" had a cornered suspect kill himself with a flare gun; as noted, it didn't penetrate his skull but killed him via the impact off his head. Seen-it-all coroner Ducky said a flare gun suicide was a first, even for him.

2nd Oct '16 3:42:13 PM Mhazard
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* ''In ''VideoGame/Manhunt2'', the Flare Gun is a HandCannon with OneHitKill ammunition, it can only be looted from Michael Grant and there's no ammo supply for it.

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* ''In In ''VideoGame/Manhunt2'', the Flare Gun is a HandCannon with OneHitKill ammunition, it can only be looted from Michael Grant and there's no ammo supply for it.
2nd Oct '16 3:41:33 PM Mhazard
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* ''In ''VideoGame/Manhunt2'', the Flare Gun is a HandCannon with OneHitKill ammunition, it can only be looted from Michael Grant and there's no ammo supply for it.
11th Sep '16 11:10:04 AM DaibhidC
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* In an episode of British cop show "The Sweeney" a Glasgow gangster punishes another gangster who tried to kidnap his daughter by shooting him in the back with a flare gun; he goes up in flames, screaming, and burns to death.
** Actually it was in the episode "Hard Men".

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* In an ''Series/TheSweeney'' episode of British cop show "The Sweeney" "Hard Men" a Glasgow gangster punishes another gangster who tried to kidnap his daughter by shooting him in the back with a flare gun; he goes up in flames, screaming, and burns to death.
** Actually it was in the episode "Hard Men".
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25th Apr '16 11:09:06 AM erforce
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* One of the WWII-era weapons in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect''. It appears in story mode when Cortez uses it to shoot a guard (and accidentally give a signal to start a bombardment of the island he needs to be on). Like most other examples, it's not very accurate but sets enemies on fire.

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* One of the WWII-era weapons in ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters: Future Perfect''.''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''. It appears in story mode when Cortez uses it to shoot a guard (and accidentally give a signal to start a bombardment of the island he needs to be on). Like most other examples, it's not very accurate but sets enemies on fire.
3rd Apr '16 8:43:43 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* Flare guns are equippable items in ''[[VideoGame/{{Rebuild}} Rebuild 3]]''. They give a large bonus to Leadership and a small bonus to Defense.
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