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13th Dec '15 2:57:45 AM doulifee
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* In ''Comicbook/BuckDanny'' the titular hero, being an ace pilote performs this a lot. Even the admiral in one of the book realize it's buck flying, due to the unknow plane dodging two missiles in a row.
14th Nov '15 5:17:04 PM nombretomado
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** This became canonized somewhat in the official ''{{Robotech}}'' RPG by Palladium. According to the rules, it was possible to dodge volleys of up to three missiles, but never more than four, just because it never happened on the show.
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** This became canonized somewhat in the official ''{{Robotech}}'' ''{{Anime/Robotech}}'' RPG by Palladium. According to the rules, it was possible to dodge volleys of up to three missiles, but never more than four, just because it never happened on the show.
7th Nov '15 10:57:53 PM nombretomado
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* Episode 10 of ''RedVsBlue'' Season 8 brings forth [[spoiler:the return of Tex, who then delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to the Reds and Tucker. Simmons fires a heat-seaking missile to Tex, who ''outruns it'' and goes through a portal and runs right back to the "heroes", missile in tow. She clotheslines Sarge, Simmons and Tucker who were conveniently standing in single-file at the time... [[FridgeLogic for some reason...]] and she slides under Grif. She then leads the missile into a bunch of exploding barrels.]]
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* Episode 10 of ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Season 8 brings forth [[spoiler:the return of Tex, who then delivers a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to the Reds and Tucker. Simmons fires a heat-seaking missile to Tex, who ''outruns it'' and goes through a portal and runs right back to the "heroes", missile in tow. She clotheslines Sarge, Simmons and Tucker who were conveniently standing in single-file at the time... [[FridgeLogic for some reason...]] and she slides under Grif. She then leads the missile into a bunch of exploding barrels.]]
9th Oct '15 5:09:42 PM Thunderchin
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* In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Film/JamesBond is in a small jet in hostile territory and the enemy launches a surface to air missile at him. With the missile chasing him, Bond heads for the hangar where he was caught trying to destroy a plane. The commander realizes what he is about to attempt and orders the hangar doors closed. But it's too late, Bond successfully flies through the hangar just in time while the pursuing missile collides with the interior and destroys the hangar.
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* ''Film/JamesBond'' ** In ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', Film/JamesBond 007 is in a small jet in hostile territory and the enemy launches a surface to air missile at him. With the missile chasing him, Bond heads for the hangar where he was caught trying to destroy a plane. The commander realizes what he is about to attempt and orders the hangar doors closed. But it's too late, Bond successfully flies through the hangar just in time while the pursuing missile collides with the interior and destroys the hangar.hangar. ** ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' has Bond dodge one of Zao's missiles (and right his upside-down Aston) with a well-timed EjectionSeat.
23rd Sep '15 9:09:23 AM StFan
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* ''ComicBooks/{{Tintin}}''. In "The Red Sea Sharks" the BigBad orders his SubmarinePirates to sink one of his own freighter that's been appropriated by our heroes, killing the meddlesome Tintin and destroying all the evidence against him. Haddock has to keep turning the ship to avoid the torpedoes being fired at them, only to have an OhCrap moment when the handle of the engine order telegraph breaks off in his hand.
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* ''ComicBooks/{{Tintin}}''. ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. In "The ''The Red Sea Sharks" Sharks'' the BigBad orders his SubmarinePirates to sink one of his own freighter that's been appropriated by our heroes, killing the meddlesome Tintin and destroying all the evidence against him. Haddock has to keep turning the ship to avoid the torpedoes being fired at them, only to have an OhCrap moment when the handle of the engine order telegraph breaks off in his hand.
15th Aug '15 4:42:13 PM LordOfTheSword
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* It is possible to break the MissleLockOn of the Javelin missles in [[VideoGame/{{Battlefield4}} Battlefield 4]] if you time your bike jumps off of ramps or dunes correctly. [[https://youtu.be/gd0Lntuwl3U?t=5m36s Exa]] [[https://youtu.be/gd0Lntuwl3U?t=5m47s ple]].
9th Aug '15 3:26:52 PM Yipeekiyay
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* Inverted in a deleted scene from ''{{Film/Superman}}''. He tried to stop the Hackensack missile in mid-air, but the missile just flew past. It dodged ''him''. This scene led to the one in the theatrical cut where said missile is chased and sent into outer space before the second one hit San Andreas' Fault. * Played straight and subverted in ''Film/SupermanIII'' when looking for Gus and Webster. He dodged a few missiles sent his way, kicked others in mid-air which collided with other missiles, and finally was briefly stunned when a bigger one exploded. * In ''Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace'', he caught nuclear missiles in mid-flight, put them in a big net, and slung the net into the sun.
8th Jul '15 2:56:43 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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A [[MacrossMissileMassacre swarm of seeking projectiles]] is flying right at a character, and they're almost certain to be rendered into a fine paste by the attack ... but through an extreme display of evasive maneuvers, the character escapes without the slightest scratch. Sometimes the dodging is merely swerving from side to side or taking sharp turns, sometimes it's done like in ''{{Macross}}'', where the pilot puts his [[TransformingMecha Valkyrie]] through aerial acrobatics that would logically cause [[InertialDampening massive G-forces]]. At other times, the pilot maneuvers so as to [[MisguidedMissile cause the missiles to hit each other and explode]], or supplements his evasive maneuvers with the use of some weapon to actually shoot down the missiles instead of being PointDefenseless (but merely being able to ''[[DestructibleProjectiles shoot]] [[ShootTheBullet down]]'' missiles doesn't make for a High Speed Missile Dodge).
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A [[MacrossMissileMassacre swarm of seeking projectiles]] is flying right at a character, and they're almost certain to be rendered into a fine paste by the attack ... but through an extreme display of evasive maneuvers, the character escapes without the slightest scratch. Sometimes the dodging is merely swerving from side to side or taking sharp turns, sometimes it's done like in ''{{Macross}}'', ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', where the pilot puts his [[TransformingMecha Valkyrie]] through aerial acrobatics that would logically cause [[InertialDampening massive G-forces]]. At other times, the pilot maneuvers so as to [[MisguidedMissile cause the missiles to hit each other and explode]], or supplements his evasive maneuvers with the use of some weapon to actually shoot down the missiles instead of being PointDefenseless (but merely being able to ''[[DestructibleProjectiles shoot]] [[ShootTheBullet down]]'' missiles doesn't make for a High Speed Missile Dodge).

* The ''{{Macross}}'' series has at least one example of this in each series. ** ''MacrossFrontier'' episode 7 gives us [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=pnOws0VLg6k this]] clip, which provides examples of an attempted High Speed Missile Dodge, MacrossMissileMassacre, {{Roboteching}}, ThemeMusicPowerUp, {{BFG}}, [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]], a partial ColdSniper, TransformingMecha, [[RealRobot Real Robots]], [[SapientShip Sapient Ships]], HumongousMecha, AcePilot, VaporTrail (InSpace), and TheWarSequence. All in the space of three minutes.
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* The ''{{Macross}}'' ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' series has at least one example of this in each series. ** ''MacrossFrontier'' ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' episode 7 gives us [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=pnOws0VLg6k this]] clip, which provides examples of an attempted High Speed Missile Dodge, MacrossMissileMassacre, {{Roboteching}}, ThemeMusicPowerUp, {{BFG}}, [[AttackDrone Attack Drones]], a partial ColdSniper, TransformingMecha, [[RealRobot Real Robots]], [[SapientShip Sapient Ships]], HumongousMecha, AcePilot, VaporTrail (InSpace), and TheWarSequence. All in the space of three minutes.

** In the VF-21's initial test run in ''MacrossPlus'', a truly enormous swarm of self-guided decoy missiles is shot at it to display its maneuvering capabilities. Since the YF-21 is controlled via neural link, Guld merely has to plot the missiles' individual trajectories and ''think'' his way through the gaps in a massively complex vector. Ironically, when he [[spoiler: shoots an impenetrable wall of real missiles at Isamu, the latter merely shuts off his engines, drops some countermeasures for the missiles to hit, and glides peacefully above the ensuing inferno.]]
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** In the VF-21's initial test run in ''MacrossPlus'', ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', a truly enormous swarm of self-guided decoy missiles is shot at it to display its maneuvering capabilities. Since the YF-21 is controlled via neural link, Guld merely has to plot the missiles' individual trajectories and ''think'' his way through the gaps in a massively complex vector. Ironically, when he [[spoiler: shoots an impenetrable wall of real missiles at Isamu, the latter merely shuts off his engines, drops some countermeasures for the missiles to hit, and glides peacefully above the ensuing inferno.]]

** In ''MacrossZero'', to show off the Valkyrie's rarely-used head cannons, Roy Focker uses an eye-tracking interface to shoot down dozens upon dozens of micro-missiles shot at him by his nemesis at almost point-blank range.
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** In ''MacrossZero'', ''Anime/MacrossZero'', to show off the Valkyrie's rarely-used head cannons, Roy Focker uses an eye-tracking interface to shoot down dozens upon dozens of micro-missiles shot at him by his nemesis at almost point-blank range.
29th Jun '15 5:24:37 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in the pilot miniseries for the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''--though Boomer's Raptor and Apollo's Viper manage to avoid being directly hit by Cylon missiles, the subsequent explosions take both their ships offline, if not destroying them.
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* Subverted in the pilot miniseries for the re-imagined ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''--though Galactica|2003}}''--though Boomer's Raptor and Apollo's Viper manage to avoid being directly hit by Cylon missiles, the subsequent explosions take both their ships offline, if not destroying them.
23rd May '15 4:37:10 PM Prfnoff
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* Parodied in ''SchoolRumble'', where Harima races downhill at high speed, in the snow, on a giant curry bowl, dodging a battery of large, apparently heat-seeking frozen fish projectiles with an impressive sequence of maneuvers and aerial acrobatics.
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* Parodied in ''SchoolRumble'', ''Manga/SchoolRumble'', where Harima races downhill at high speed, in the snow, on a giant curry bowl, dodging a battery of large, apparently heat-seeking frozen fish projectiles with an impressive sequence of maneuvers and aerial acrobatics.

* Parodied in ''[[ProjectAKo Project A-ko]]'', where Eiko Megami not only dodges missiles, but in the final scene uses the enormous barrage of the alien ship as [[SteppingStonesInTheSky stepping stones]] up to the ship.
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* Parodied in ''[[ProjectAKo Project A-ko]]'', ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', where Eiko Megami not only dodges missiles, but in the final scene uses the enormous barrage of the alien ship as [[SteppingStonesInTheSky stepping stones]] up to the ship.

* Rushuna dodges bullets and missiles in virtually every episode of ''{{Grenadier}}''. Subverted when a stray bullet rips off her panties leaving her defenseless, as she is unable to perform acrobatics without exposing herself.
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* Rushuna dodges bullets and missiles in virtually every episode of ''{{Grenadier}}''.''Anime/{{Grenadier}}''. Subverted when a stray bullet rips off her panties leaving her defenseless, as she is unable to perform acrobatics without exposing herself.

* In the 5th episode of ''OvermanKingGainer'', the Yapan city forces shoot surface to air missiles, which King Gainer dodges while flying towards them to defeat the invisible Blackmail. While Yassaha tried to do the same in Blackmail, he was quickly shot down. * The ''OutlawStar'' manages this occasionally.
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* In the 5th episode of ''OvermanKingGainer'', ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'', the Yapan city forces shoot surface to air missiles, which King Gainer dodges while flying towards them to defeat the invisible Blackmail. While Yassaha tried to do the same in Blackmail, he was quickly shot down. * The ''OutlawStar'' ''Manga/OutlawStar'' manages this occasionally.

* In Episode 7 of SuperMarioBrosZ, Sonic is busy dodging bullets from Mecha Sonic's machine gun (rather easily) when Mecha decides to send 2 missiles his way. In a slo-mo encounter, Sonic rebounds off a wall, and leapfrogs one of the missiles in mid-air. The move's coolness is detracted from when the missiles hit the wall and the explosion sends Sonic flying.
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* In Episode 7 of SuperMarioBrosZ, ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'', Sonic is busy dodging bullets from Mecha Sonic's machine gun (rather easily) when Mecha decides to send 2 missiles his way. In a slo-mo encounter, Sonic rebounds off a wall, and leapfrogs one of the missiles in mid-air. The move's coolness is detracted from when the missiles hit the wall and the explosion sends Sonic flying.

* Attempted in ''BehindEnemyLines''. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't work.]]
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* Attempted in ''BehindEnemyLines''.''Film/BehindEnemyLines''. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't work.]]

* ''UltramanMax'' is very fond of this trope, although it's usually the DASH planes that do it.
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* ''UltramanMax'' ''Series/UltramanMax'' is very fond of this trope, although it's usually the DASH planes that do it.

* In ''{{Primeval}}'' series 5, Matt, Abby, Connor and the sole surviving/conscious naval officer pull one of these off in a sub with next to no warning, after the sub had been damaged travelling twice through an anomaly and essentially had to be jump started. Extra levels of awesome for doing this in '''reverse''' and firing off a jury rigged anomaly locking torpedo that went through the anomaly before the nuke!torpedo that was fired at them did. * Averted in ''SeaQuestDSV'', despite it being a show all about submarines and featuring a number of sub combat scenes (especially in the [[DarkerAndEdgier third season]]). The titular sub preferred to simply shoot down the torpedoes with countermeasures.
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* In ''{{Primeval}}'' ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 5, Matt, Abby, Connor and the sole surviving/conscious naval officer pull one of these off in a sub with next to no warning, after the sub had been damaged travelling twice through an anomaly and essentially had to be jump started. Extra levels of awesome for doing this in '''reverse''' and firing off a jury rigged anomaly locking torpedo that went through the anomaly before the nuke!torpedo that was fired at them did. * Averted in ''SeaQuestDSV'', ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'', despite it being a show all about submarines and featuring a number of sub combat scenes (especially in the [[DarkerAndEdgier third season]]). The titular sub preferred to simply shoot down the torpedoes with countermeasures.

* ''SonicUnleashed'''s opening cutscene.
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* ''SonicUnleashed'''s ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'''s opening cutscene.

* Hotsuma of {{Shinobi}} not only dodges a missile matrix style, he uses [[EvilWeapon Akujiki]] two slice it in two, ''in mid-flip''. [[YouFailPhysicsForever Said missile halves then explode]] as Hotsuma lands. * In the MMORPG ''EVEOnline'', the Interceptor class of ships are the fastest ships in the entire game. It's quite common for Interceptors to outrun missiles fired from other players. this has been repeatedly showcased and commented on in the annual tournaments between player alliances, where it's referred to as "Benny Hill-ing".
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* Hotsuma of {{Shinobi}} ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' not only dodges a missile matrix style, he uses [[EvilWeapon Akujiki]] two slice it in two, ''in mid-flip''. [[YouFailPhysicsForever Said missile halves then explode]] as Hotsuma lands. * In the MMORPG ''EVEOnline'', ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'', the Interceptor class of ships are the fastest ships in the entire game. It's quite common for Interceptors to outrun missiles fired from other players. this has been repeatedly showcased and commented on in the annual tournaments between player alliances, where it's referred to as "Benny Hill-ing".

* The {{doujin}} {{shmup}} game ''EtherVapor'' not only embraces this trope wholeheartedly, it made this trope an art form by making the missile dodge sequence not just a cutscene, but a bonus minigame where the AI takes control of your craft and all you need to do is destroy as many missiles as you can. You'd still be invincible, but hey, it's ''[[RuleOfCool just THAT cool]]''!
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* The {{doujin}} {{shmup}} game ''EtherVapor'' ''VideoGame/EtherVapor'' not only embraces this trope wholeheartedly, it made this trope an art form by making the missile dodge sequence not just a cutscene, but a bonus minigame where the AI takes control of your craft and all you need to do is destroy as many missiles as you can. You'd still be invincible, but hey, it's ''[[RuleOfCool just THAT cool]]''!

* Space maps in ''Battlefront 2'' essentially require anyone flying a fighter, interceptor, or bomber to do this or you ''will'' blow up.
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* Space maps in ''Battlefront ''VideoGame/{{Battlefront}} 2'' essentially require anyone flying a fighter, interceptor, or bomber to do this or you ''will'' blow up.

* This trope is a very large part of gameplay in any ''{{Afterburner}}'' game. Interestingly, some missiles do seem to have a proximity fuse and go up in a blast with a not-insignificant Aoe, so you do need to put some distance from them.
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* This trope is a very large part of gameplay in any ''{{Afterburner}}'' ''VideoGame/AfterBurner'' game. Interestingly, some missiles do seem to have a proximity fuse and go up in a blast with a not-insignificant Aoe, so you do need to put some distance from them.

* Another Western example is ''{{Freelancer}}''. As soon as you hear [[MostAnnoyingSound the loud beeping and your ship screaming "INCOMING MISSILE!"]], you know it's time to swerve with afterburners at max!
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* Another Western example is ''{{Freelancer}}''.''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}''. As soon as you hear [[MostAnnoyingSound the loud beeping and your ship screaming "INCOMING MISSILE!"]], you know it's time to swerve with afterburners at max!

* This happens in the cinematic trailer for ''{{Brink}}'', though Splash Damage assures us you can't do this in-game.
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* This happens in the cinematic trailer for ''{{Brink}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Brink}}'', though Splash Damage assures us you can't do this in-game.
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