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23rd Jan '17 4:36:00 PM Taskmaster123
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* Shown fairly realistically in the 1984 cult film ''Film/Angel'', about a teenaged prostitute who is being targeted by a serial killer. In the climax, right when she is about to be murdered by the killer, her friend Kit Carson (played by veteran actor Rory Calhoun) lights the killer up with his twin .45 revolvers. Played straight in that he only shoots one gun at a time, cocks and aims his guns carefully, and does not stop firing until he's ''sure'' the man isn't getting back up (but he is very careful not to empty his pistols, just in case). Justified in that Kit is an experienced street performer specializing in showing off his skill with his pistols, and he has ''decades'' of experience.

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* Shown fairly realistically in the 1984 cult film ''Film/Angel'', ''Angel'', about a teenaged prostitute who is being targeted by a serial killer. In the climax, right when she is about to be murdered by the killer, her friend Kit Carson (played by veteran actor Rory Calhoun) lights the killer up with his twin .45 revolvers. Played straight in that he only shoots one gun at a time, cocks and aims his guns carefully, and does not stop firing until he's ''sure'' the man isn't getting back up (but he is very careful not to empty his pistols, just in case). Justified in that Kit is an experienced street performer specializing in showing off his skill with his pistols, and he has ''decades'' of experience.
23rd Jan '17 4:34:25 PM Taskmaster123
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* Shown fairly realistically in the 1984 cult film ''Film/Angel'', about a teenaged prostitute who is being targeted by a serial killer. In the climax, right when she is about to be murdered by the killer, her friend Kit Carson (played by veteran actor Rory Calhoun) lights the killer up with his twin .45 revolvers. Played straight in that he only shoots one gun at a time, cocks and aims his guns carefully, and does not stop firing until he's ''sure'' the man isn't getting back up (but he is very careful not to empty his pistols, just in case). Justified in that Kit is an experienced street performer specializing in showing off his skill with his pistols, and he has ''decades'' of experience.
22nd Jan '17 8:45:41 AM contrafanxxx
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* The final shootout in ''Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage'' has [[ActionGirl Adele and Serena]] going BackToBackBadasses and dual-wielding handguns on an army of mooks.
8th Jan '17 2:38:56 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/TheFalcon wields a pair of firearms in the UltimateMarvel universe. A bit of [[{{Lampshaded}} Lampshading]] goes on when he fails to hit [[Comicbook/SilverSurfer one of]] ComicBook/{{Galactus}}' heralds, and Misty Knight points out how difficult it is to aim while firing two guns.

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* ComicBook/TheFalcon wields a pair of firearms in the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe. A bit of [[{{Lampshaded}} Lampshading]] goes on when he fails to hit [[Comicbook/SilverSurfer one of]] ComicBook/{{Galactus}}' heralds, and Misty Knight points out how difficult it is to aim while firing two guns.
7th Jan '17 9:12:22 AM nombretomado
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* In the film version of ''Film/EndersGame'', the titular character jumps into the Battle Room, grabs a floating StunGun from the enemy army as well as his own and uses them to knock out a number of enemy soldiers. He even does a typical JohnWoo-style spin with guns pointing in different directions, although, by that point, he's been hit and his suit frozen. Later, [[ActionGirl Petra]] does this to take out 12 soldiers of two armies.

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* In the film version of ''Film/EndersGame'', the titular character jumps into the Battle Room, grabs a floating StunGun from the enemy army as well as his own and uses them to knock out a number of enemy soldiers. He even does a typical JohnWoo-style Creator/JohnWoo-style spin with guns pointing in different directions, although, by that point, he's been hit and his suit frozen. Later, [[ActionGirl Petra]] does this to take out 12 soldiers of two armies.



** Blasters, Defenders, and Corruptors who purchase Going Rogue also have access to a Dual Pistols powerset. It shares it's most basic attacks with the Thug Mastermind (Though performed with JohnWoo style flair), but eventually goes into physics defying bullet insanity. Like the aforementioned Gunslingers, you can also swap to Incendiary, Cryogenic, and Chemical ammunition.

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** Blasters, Defenders, and Corruptors who purchase Going Rogue also have access to a Dual Pistols powerset. It shares it's most basic attacks with the Thug Mastermind (Though performed with JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo style flair), but eventually goes into physics defying bullet insanity. Like the aforementioned Gunslingers, you can also swap to Incendiary, Cryogenic, and Chemical ammunition.



* In the JohnWoo game ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'', Inspector Tequila Yuen (from one of his most famous movies, ''Film/HardBoiled'') uses dual guns extensively, from Berettas to Desert Eagles to Heckler and Koch [=MP5K=] submachine guns. The only time Tequila [[BottomlessMagazines reloads]] is when he's gearing up to unleash a Barrage attack; otherwise he just [[ThrowAwayGuns throws the guns away]] when he's out of bullets and pulls out another gun, like Chow Yun-Fat frequently does in John Woo movies.

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* In the JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo game ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'', Inspector Tequila Yuen (from one of his most famous movies, ''Film/HardBoiled'') uses dual guns extensively, from Berettas to Desert Eagles to Heckler and Koch [=MP5K=] submachine guns. The only time Tequila [[BottomlessMagazines reloads]] is when he's gearing up to unleash a Barrage attack; otherwise he just [[ThrowAwayGuns throws the guns away]] when he's out of bullets and pulls out another gun, like Chow Yun-Fat frequently does in John Woo movies.



* ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' uses double pistols as a mainstay in both the original game and the reboot. The cheat code for dual pistols in the original is a ShoutOut to JohnWoo.

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* ''VideoGame/RiseOfTheTriad'' uses double pistols as a mainstay in both the original game and the reboot. The cheat code for dual pistols in the original is a ShoutOut to JohnWoo.Creator/JohnWoo.
27th Dec '16 12:46:14 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* Seung-Hui Cho rampaged through Norris Hall at Virginia Tech dual-wielding a pair of pistols.
23rd Dec '16 3:43:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[BadAss Chalky White]] does this awesomely on ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' when the guys [[spoiler:who lynched one of his associates while really aiming to get Chalky himself]] [[SayingTooMuch accidentally reveal themselves]].

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* [[BadAss Chalky White]] White does this awesomely on ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' when the guys [[spoiler:who lynched one of his associates while really aiming to get Chalky himself]] [[SayingTooMuch accidentally reveal themselves]].



** Notably, in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the ability to dual-wield two guns is removed. Why? You're playing an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper - a BadAss, yes, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration but an ordinary human soldier nonetheless]]. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Who can still rip off and carry turrets]]. That said, it still doesn't stop Miranda Keyes from dual-wielding in a couple of cutscenes in both ''2'' and ''3'', despite being a completely unaugmented ship commander.

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** Notably, in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', the ability to dual-wield two guns is removed. Why? You're playing an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper - a BadAss, badass, yes, [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration but an ordinary human soldier nonetheless]]. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation Who can still rip off and carry turrets]]. That said, it still doesn't stop Miranda Keyes from dual-wielding in a couple of cutscenes in both ''2'' and ''3'', despite being a completely unaugmented ship commander.



** Whether this counts as an aversion or subversion is debatable, but since the designers drew attention to it, it maybe a subversion...when the original ''Metal Gear Solid'' game was being hyped, the designers, probably because of the game's perspective and resultant comparisons to other ThirdPersonShooter games like ''Franchise/TombRaider'', noted that Snake only carries one gun and he uses both hands--because that's how a ''real'' BadAss does it. In one particular interview they were asked who would win, Lara or Snake, and they said, quite aside from training, that because he not only used just one gun but avoided FiringOneHanded, Snake would demolish her.

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** Whether this counts as an aversion or subversion is debatable, but since the designers drew attention to it, it maybe a subversion...when the original ''Metal Gear Solid'' game was being hyped, the designers, probably because of the game's perspective and resultant comparisons to other ThirdPersonShooter games like ''Franchise/TombRaider'', noted that Snake only carries one gun and he uses both hands--because that's how a ''real'' BadAss badass does it. In one particular interview they were asked who would win, Lara or Snake, and they said, quite aside from training, that because he not only used just one gun but avoided FiringOneHanded, Snake would demolish her.
21st Dec '16 1:36:09 AM NamelessFragger
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** ''The Last Hope'' and the VR UpdatedRerelease of ''The First Encounter'' allow you to dual-wield ''every'' gun in the arsenal, including the miniguns and rocket launchers. ''TFE'' even lets you mix and match guns to your heart's content!


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* General example: pick a VirtualReality shooter that uses the HTC Vive or Oculus Touch motion controllers, any of them, and you'll be able to do this more often than not. You've got a controller in each hand, so why not put both hands to use?
12th Dec '16 7:54:35 PM joacobanfield
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* In''Fanfic/TalesOfAResetMind'', Nico´s Joy uses two handguns, and she is actually quite good with them!
10th Dec '16 2:27:48 PM dmcreif
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** Cottonmouth's henchman Tone uses a pair of Heckler & Koch [=MP5K=] submachine guns to shoot up Pops' barbershop during his attempted hit on Chico, a guy who has stolen from Cottonmouth. It's incredibly inefficient and reckless on his part as he only succeeds in riddling the barbershop with bullets (which is considered a neutral territory by the local gangs), he fails to kill his target, and he only succeeds in killing Pop, who caught a stray in the neck. Cottonmouth is furious enough about that last point that [[DestinationDefenestration he kills Tone by throwing him off the roof of Harlem's Paradise]].

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** Tone, Cottonmouth's henchman Tone main enforcer, uses a pair of Heckler & Koch [=MP5K=] submachine guns to shoot up Pops' barbershop during his attempted hit on Chico, a guy who has stolen from Cottonmouth. It's incredibly inefficient and reckless on his part as he only succeeds in riddling the barbershop with bullets (which is considered a neutral territory by the local gangs), he fails to kill his target, and he only succeeds in killing Pop, who caught a stray in the neck. Cottonmouth is furious enough about that last point that [[DestinationDefenestration he kills Tone by throwing him off the roof of Harlem's Paradise]].
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