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25th Mar '17 5:09:17 PM Dravencour
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* Similarly, season 6 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has one of the bad guys try to kill Buffy with a gun. After shooting her, he starts waving his gun around carelessly and accidentally [[spoiler: shoots Tara, who was standing near a window on the second floor]].

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* Similarly, season 6 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has one of the bad guys Warren try to kill Buffy with a gun. After shooting her, he starts waving his gun around carelessly and accidentally [[spoiler: shoots Tara, who was standing near a window on the second floor]]. Buffy doesn't die, but [[spoiler:Tara is not so lucky, and Warren is even more unlucky when [[BewareTheNiceOnes Willow, her girlfriend, catches up to him]]]].
12th Mar '17 7:38:44 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* A lesson to Joe Chill from ''Film/BatmanBegins'': if you're trying to rob someone at gunpoint and just want to get your hands on whatever it is you want from them (e.g. wallets and jewelry), never put your finger on the trigger. There's a good chance your gun will go off at the slightest movement.

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* A lesson to Joe Chill from ''Film/BatmanBegins'': if you're trying to rob someone at gunpoint and just want to get your hands on whatever it is you want from them (e.g. wallets and jewelry), never put your finger on the trigger. There's a good chance your gun will go off at the slightest movement. This does get played with during the same scene, as while a solid case can be made that Chill [[LeaveNoWitnesses shot Martha intentionally]], it's just as safe a bet he wouldn't have had to shoot her, period, in the first place had his trigger finger not twitched and caused the gun to go off once already, as Thomas was calmly handing over what he'd demanded.
9th Mar '17 10:13:44 AM angelothewizard
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** Touchpads on laptops can also cause this. Depending on the pad, tapping the pad can be interpreted by the computer as pressing LMB. Players with large hands or small laptops (or both) can wind up shooting plenty of people by complete accident.
2nd Mar '17 8:00:15 AM Monolaf317
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** A Minion shoots themself this way.

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** A Minion shoots themself this way.way in Episode 14.
15th Feb '17 6:36:01 PM StarSword
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* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Jack O'Neil(l)'s son accidentally shot and killed himself prior to the film. Jack is nearly DrivenToSuicide at first, then goes on the mission through the stargate with [[DeathSeeker the expectation of not coming back]]. This is given a few {{Call Back}}s in ''Series/StargateSG1'', including in the pilot when Jack remarks that even though he isn't suicidal anymore, he'll never forgive himself.

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* In ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', Jack O'Neil(l)'s son accidentally shot and killed himself with Jack's service weapon prior to the film. Jack is nearly DrivenToSuicide at first, then goes on the mission through the stargate with [[DeathSeeker the expectation of not coming back]]. This is given a few {{Call Back}}s in ''Series/StargateSG1'', including in the pilot when Jack remarks that even though he isn't suicidal anymore, he'll never forgive himself.
15th Feb '17 6:35:19 PM StarSword
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--> '''EMH Mark 1''': You hit the wrong ship!
--> '''EMH Mark 2''': It wasn't my fault!
--> '''EMH Mark 1''': Well then whose fault was it, the torpedo's? You're supposed to tell it what to do!

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--> '''EMH Mark 1''': You hit the wrong ship!
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'''EMH Mark 2''': It wasn't my fault!
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fault!\\
'''EMH Mark 1''': Well then whose fault was it, the torpedo's? You're supposed to tell it what to do!do!
* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Rules of Engagement", Worf is engaged in battle with a Klingon bird-of-prey that keeps firing and then cloaking to reposition itself. He fires where he expects the bird-of-prey to reemerge but instead hits a Klingon passenger transport that decloaks instead, which Sisko describes as a failure to properly ID his target before firing. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}}: The transport was actually empty and the Klingons were [[BatmanGambit deliberately trying to get Worf to hit it]] so they could [[FrameUp frame him for war crimes]]. [[PlotHole Left unexplained]] is how the Klingons expected people to believe both [[FridgeLogic a civilian ship being equipped with a cloaking device]] and that its hypothetical crew [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale was stupid enough to be within an astronomical unit of the battle in the first place]].]]



* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had a man accidentally kill another with a blank round. According to the evidence, the suspect fired the gun at point-blank range (singeing the victim's clothes) and it was the discharge, despite the lack of a projectile, that tore a hole in the other man's torso.
** Also from the NY team, Jo Danville's would-be killer indirectly invokes this during "Means to an End" after he removes the magazine from her gun - she points out [[PreMortemOneLiner people ALWAYS forget about that one round still in the chamber]] right before she shoots him.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s characters routinely break all of the basic rules constantly, yet no one gets accidentally shot -- except for Kaylee during the pilot, when she startles Dobson. Of course, that wasn't an accident except insofar as he didn't intend to shoot Kaylee specifically. It was a failure to positively ID the target before he fired -- he shot with intent to kill, he just wasn't aware what or who he was shooting until he'd pulled the trigger.

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** A robber managed to kill a man with a blank round when he put the gun to the victim's head and pulled the trigger. The blast propelled a button on the victim's hat into his brain.
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had a ''Series/{{CSINY}}'':
** A
man accidentally kill killed another with a blank round. According to the evidence, the suspect fired the gun at point-blank range (singeing the victim's clothes) and it was the discharge, despite the lack of a projectile, that tore a hole in the other man's torso.
** Also from the NY team, Jo Danville's would-be killer indirectly invokes this during "Means to an End" after he removes the magazine from her gun - she gun. She points out [[PreMortemOneLiner people ALWAYS forget about that one round still in the chamber]] right before she shoots him.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'''s ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
** The
characters routinely break all of the basic rules constantly, yet no one gets accidentally shot -- except for Kaylee during the pilot, when she startles Dobson. Of course, that wasn't an accident except insofar as he didn't intend to shoot Kaylee specifically. It was a failure to positively ID the target before he fired -- he shot with intent to kill, he just wasn't aware what or who he was shooting until he'd pulled the trigger.


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* An atypical example in ''Series/TheGoodWife''. The bailiff in a courtroom where Will Gardner is defending a murder suspect inadvertently leaves his sidearm holster unstrapped. Will's client has a nervous breakdown, grabs the gun out of the holster, and opens fire, shooting the witness (who is suspected of being the real murderer) dead, winging D.A. Finn Polmar in the arm, and mortally wounding Will when he tries to get the gun away from his client.
5th Feb '17 3:53:18 PM eroock
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* Episode 2 of ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' has Chloe and Max shooting a gun at bottles in a junkyard. After two bottles Chloe starts going for crazy trick shots off metal objects, and will hit herself with a ricochet if you tell her to shoot a car's bumper. Thankfully, rewind is there to save the day.
28th Jan '17 7:15:32 PM Prometheus117
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** Later on, Tucker, [[RunningGag having finally gotten the sniper rifle]], has trouble working the scope while he's using it to watch Tex. In the process of using it to scope out her butt, he accidentally pulls the trigger and shoots her in the ass. Compared to other shootings in the series, [[AmusingInjuries this turns out to be superficial]].

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** Later on, Tucker, [[RunningGag having finally gotten the sniper rifle]], has trouble working the scope while he's using it to watch Tex. In the process of using it to scope out her butt, he accidentally pulls the trigger and shoots her in the ass. Compared to other shootings in the series, [[AmusingInjuries this turns out to be superficial]].superficial]] [[spoiler:especially since it turns out Tex is an AI controlling a robot body]].
26th Jan '17 10:55:07 AM dmcreif
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* ''Film/PulpFiction''. The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Vincent Vega, an "[[InformedAttribute experienced hitman]]," is talking with Marvin, a guy he and Jules picked up in the aftermath of their hit on Brett near the beginning of the movie. Marvin is in the backseat of Jules's car. While speaking with Marvin, Vincent is not only casually waving his handgun in the air, not only ''resting his finger on the trigger'', but '''lays his wrist on the back of the seat with the barrel pointed directly at Marvin's head'''[[note]] One wonders why Marvin isn't freaking out when he can easily ''see'' all of this[[/note]]. So, when something happens (Vincent claims it was a bump, Jules claims the car "didn't hit no motherfuckin' bump"; it's also probable Vincent just twitched his finger), the gun goes off, the bullet hits Marvin in the face and not only blows his brains all over the rear window, but [[BloodyHilarious splatters gore all over the inside of the car, including on both Vincent and Jules]]. Thus it is demonstrated to everyone in the audience just ''why'' you should always watch where you're pointing your weapon and, perhaps more importantly, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to shoot wherever the gun points (oh, and let us ''not'' forget that safety catch). While the shooting does become a major plot point, Vincent's initially only-mildly perturbed reaction to his mistake while Jules is practically screaming at him over it is [[BlackComedy one of the funniest moments]] of the movie, making the {{Trope Namer|s}} a less strict version of this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs Note that to top it all off]], even ''after'' shooting Marvin in the face Vincent STILL does not take his finger off the trigger.
** This scene is parodied in the Italian movie ''Così E' La Vita''. In a humorous subversion, the bullet only hits the takeout bag the "victim" was holding and what splatters all over the rear window is [[ABloodyMess ketchup]].
-->"You just murdered a cheeseburger."



* ''Film/PulpFiction''. The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Vincent Vega, an "experienced hitman," is talking with Marvin, a guy he and Jules picked up in the aftermath of their hit near the beginning of the movie, in the backseat of Jules's car. While speaking with Marvin, Vincent is not only casually waving his handgun in the air, not only ''resting his finger on the trigger'', but '''lays his wrist on the back of the seat with the barrel pointed directly at Marvin's head'''[[note]] One wonders why Marvin isn't freaking out when he can easily ''see'' all of this[[/note]]. So, when something happens (Vincent claims it was a bump, Jules claims the car "didn't hit no motherfuckin' bump"; it's also probable Vincent just twitched his finger), the gun goes off, the bullet hits Marvin in the face and not only blows his brains all over the rear window, but [[BloodyHilarious splatters gore all over the inside of the car, including on both Vincent and Jules]]. Thus it is demonstrated to everyone in the audience just ''why'' you should always watch where you're pointing your weapon and, perhaps more importantly, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to shoot wherever the gun points (oh, and let us ''not'' forget the safety catch). While the shooting does become a major plot point, Vincent's initially only-mildly perturbed reaction to his mistake while Jules is practically screaming at him over it is [[BlackComedy one of the funniest moments]] of the movie, making the {{Trope Namer|s}} a less strict version of this trope. See the scene in question [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs here]]. Note that to top it all off, even ''after'' shooting Marvin in the face Vincent STILL does not take his finger off the trigger.
** This scene is parodied in the Italian movie ''Così E' La Vita''. In a humorous subversion, the bullet only hits the takeout bag the "victim" was holding and what splatters all over the rear window is [[ABloodyMess ketchup]].
-->"You just murdered a cheeseburger."

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* ''Film/PulpFiction''. The {{Trope Namer|s}}. Vincent Vega, an "experienced hitman," is talking with Marvin, a guy he and Jules picked up in the aftermath of their hit near the beginning of the movie, in the backseat of Jules's car. While speaking with Marvin, Vincent is not only casually waving his handgun in the air, not only ''resting his finger on the trigger'', but '''lays his wrist on the back of the seat with the barrel pointed directly at Marvin's head'''[[note]] One wonders why Marvin isn't freaking out when he can easily ''see'' all of this[[/note]]. So, when something happens (Vincent claims it was a bump, Jules claims the car "didn't hit no motherfuckin' bump"; it's also probable Vincent just twitched his finger), the gun goes off, the bullet hits Marvin in the face and not only blows his brains all over the rear window, but [[BloodyHilarious splatters gore all over the inside of the car, including on both Vincent and Jules]]. Thus it is demonstrated to everyone in the audience just ''why'' you should always watch where you're pointing your weapon and, perhaps more importantly, keep your finger away from the trigger unless you intend to shoot wherever the gun points (oh, and let us ''not'' forget the safety catch). While the shooting does become a major plot point, Vincent's initially only-mildly perturbed reaction to his mistake while Jules is practically screaming at him over it is [[BlackComedy one of the funniest moments]] of the movie, making the {{Trope Namer|s}} a less strict version of this trope. See the scene in question [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs here]]. Note that to top it all off, even ''after'' shooting Marvin in the face Vincent STILL does not take his finger off the trigger.
** This scene is parodied in the Italian movie ''Così E' La Vita''. In a humorous subversion, the bullet only hits the takeout bag the "victim" was holding and what splatters all over the rear window is [[ABloodyMess ketchup]].
-->"You just murdered a cheeseburger."
18th Jan '17 8:43:22 AM Monolaf317
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** Dr. Havoc accidentally injures himself with von Duct's trick gun in Episode 2.
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