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15th Feb '17 6:45:43 AM jamespolk
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* In the 1922 ''Film/{{Robin Hood|1922}}, Robin is choking out one of Prince John's mooks when another mook appears on the wall with a bow and arrow. Robin whips the mook around just in time for the mook to take the arrow in the back.
19th Jan '17 11:59:33 AM upupandaway42
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* In the pilot episode of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', the [[VillainOfTheWeek Ghost]] uses Rachel as a human shield to prevent Hicks from shooting him. Unfortunatly for him, Hicks' superpower gives him ImprobableAimingSkills, allowing him to [[spoiler: shoot a metal sign behind the Ghost, the ricochet hitting the villain InTheBack and killing him]].
19th Jan '17 12:18:30 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/RoboCop'', the titular hero has a great targeting system to deal with this kind of situation. For instance in the first film when a male assailant is using a woman as human shield, Robocop carefully shoots the crook between the hostages' legs in a successful gamble to [[GroinAttack hit his groin]] with just enough clearance with female human anatomy to miss her. The second film has him dealing with the similar situation by arranging a ricochet shot to hit the assailant from behind.

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* In ''Film/RoboCop'', ''Franchise/RoboCop'', the titular hero has a great targeting system to deal with this kind of situation. For instance in the [[Film/RoboCop1987 first film film]] when a male assailant is using a woman as human shield, Robocop carefully shoots the crook between the hostages' legs in a successful gamble to [[GroinAttack hit his groin]] with just enough clearance with female human anatomy to miss her. The [[Film/RoboCop2 second film film]] has him dealing with the similar situation by arranging a ricochet shot to hit the assailant from behind.
17th Jan '17 1:28:41 PM Cintari
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* In ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', the titular hero has a great targeting system to deal with this kind of situation. For instance in the first film when a male assailant is using a woman as human shield, Robocop carefully shoots the crook between the hostages' legs in a successful gamble to [[GroinAttack hit his groin]] with just enough clearance with female human anatomy to miss her. The second film has him dealing with the similar situation by arranging a ricochet shot to hit the assailant from behind.

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* In ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'', ''Film/RoboCop'', the titular hero has a great targeting system to deal with this kind of situation. For instance in the first film when a male assailant is using a woman as human shield, Robocop carefully shoots the crook between the hostages' legs in a successful gamble to [[GroinAttack hit his groin]] with just enough clearance with female human anatomy to miss her. The second film has him dealing with the similar situation by arranging a ricochet shot to hit the assailant from behind.
15th Dec '16 2:06:57 PM Rhodes7
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* Rare heroic example in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' where hostages and human shields are used in abundance to prevent the US Government from invading Maine and deter a bombing campaign.
26th Nov '16 8:06:09 AM SonSon
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** Not quite "human", but Nami uses Chopper as a shield when she thinks Zoro is about to attack her in the Punk Hazard arc.
26th Nov '16 1:51:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', BigBad Winnowill uses the main character's child this way. Amusingly, she goes on insisting her elfin shield is foolproof even after series {{badass}} Strongbow has proven otherwise in a fairly significant manner.

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* In ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'', BigBad Winnowill uses the main character's child this way. Amusingly, she goes on insisting her elfin shield is foolproof even after series {{badass}} badass Strongbow has proven otherwise in a fairly significant manner.
5th Nov '16 12:51:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''OutboundFlight', Commander Thrawn is coldly angry to see that his newest enemy likes to station captives in clear bubbles on the outsides of their ships; despite the pleas of the WideEyedIdealist who likes him, he [[ShootTheDog fires anyway]].

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* In ''OutboundFlight', ''Literature/OutboundFlight', Commander Thrawn is coldly angry to see that his newest enemy likes to station captives in clear bubbles on the outsides of their ships; despite the pleas of the WideEyedIdealist who likes him, he [[ShootTheDog fires anyway]].
20th Oct '16 4:49:06 PM WaxingName
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* [[SerialKiller J. Geil]] in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' is somewhat fond a variation on this tactic. Since his stand, the Hanged Man, can only manifest and attack people through reflections, he causes his stand to jump into the reflections in ''people's eyes'', holding them hostage and allowing him to attack his victims with impunity unless they're fine with killing innocent people. Fortunately, when he tries the same stunt on Polnareff and Kakyoin, they eventually just kick sand into the hostage's eyes, causing them to close their eyes and forcing the Hanged Man to jump to a different reflection (while being vulnerable in-between reflections.)

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* [[SerialKiller J. Geil]] in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders'' is somewhat fond a variation on this tactic. Since his stand, the Hanged Man, can only manifest and attack people through reflections, he causes his stand to jump into the reflections in ''people's eyes'', holding them hostage and allowing him to attack his victims with impunity unless they're fine with killing innocent people. Fortunately, when he tries the same stunt on Polnareff and Kakyoin, they eventually just kick sand into the hostage's eyes, causing them to close their eyes and forcing the Hanged Man to jump to a different reflection (while being vulnerable in-between reflections.)
9th Oct '16 9:21:45 AM erforce
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* Subverted in ''Film/IronMan''; when Tony starts laying into the terrorists attacking Gulmira, a bunch of them grab some nearby unarmed women and children and hold them at gunpoint. Unfortunately for them, Tony designed his armour with such a situation in mind, and, in one of the movie's many [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]], promptly uses his targeting system to shoot them all without touching the hostages at all.

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* Subverted in ''Film/IronMan''; ''Film/IronMan1''; when Tony starts laying into the terrorists attacking Gulmira, a bunch of them grab some nearby unarmed women and children and hold them at gunpoint. Unfortunately for them, Tony designed his armour with such a situation in mind, and, in one of the movie's many [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Crowning Moments of Awesome]], promptly uses his targeting system to shoot them all without touching the hostages at all.
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