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22nd May '16 1:02:53 PM erwgd
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* Averted in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. Attacking armed mooks head-on is usually suicide.

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* Averted in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. Attacking armed mooks head-on is usually suicide.suicide, Batman says (more or less), and he's correct. If you're spotted, the game encourages you to grapple up to a gargoyle and then swing between different gargoyles to lose the mooks. While you're doing this, they'll nail every single shot on Batman until they somehow lose sight of him.
21st May '16 8:58:50 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Starscream is noted to have this trait in ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle''. [[spoiler: It's a large part of why he lost to [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]]- Starscream has trouble hitting giant robots, so there's no way he's going to be able to land a hit on the much smaller and more agile pony.]]
21st May '16 2:34:18 PM erforce
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* This is all part of the fun of being a Film/{{Ghostbuster|s}}. The Proton Pack's ion stream is, according to WordOfGod, "a thousand times more powerful than a fire hose." Also, the idea is not to ''hit'' the ghost, but to get it running from the streams long enough to tire it out.

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* This is all part of the fun of being a Film/{{Ghostbuster|s}}.Franchise/{{Ghostbuster|s}}. The Proton Pack's ion stream is, according to WordOfGod, "a thousand times more powerful than a fire hose." Also, the idea is not to ''hit'' the ghost, but to get it running from the streams long enough to tire it out.
17th May '16 12:38:15 PM fdsa1234567890
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* In general, the part that is unrealistic is not that the bad guys fail to hit anything, it is that the heroes are such good shots. Even ones like Luke, who have never had combat experience.
15th May '16 8:25:26 AM Tyk5919
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* Downplayed in ''Literature/ThePiratesCoveredInFur''. Most of Lyle's soldiers shoot erratically at the protagonists and hope for the best. Nevertheless, [[RealityEnsues some of them end up catching a stray bullet]].
3rd May '16 6:40:11 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' plays this trope straight and often to a level that threatens one's SuspensionOfDisbelief. But, then again, its an [[StealthParody action movie masquerading as an episodic anime, so it makes sense.]]
* ''Space Pirate Anime/CaptainHarlock'' episode 39. The Mazone invade the Arcadia. They are supposedly well-trained troops and are constantly firing. Arcadia personnel mow down hundreds of them with the number of friendly deaths being at most in the single digits, and except for a single named character (whose death is foretold in the episode title, who is the only one to get a dramatic death scene, and whose death is the only one that makes an impression on the crew), none of those other deaths are even confirmed.
* In ''Manga/{{Coppelion}}'' the antagonists do quite a bit of shooting. Usually fully automatic, often on still targets at rather short distances out in the open. Don't count on anyone hitting what they aim for.
* Happens fairly regularly in ''Anime/CowboyBebop''... only to be dramatically subverted at the worst possible moment.



* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Any officer assigned to Zenigata to help stop Lupin must have gone to the marksmanship academy. Yes, Lupin is skilled, but he doesn't even have to try and dodge, he can just run in a straight line and they'll miss. (Zenigata himself, on the other hand, features ImprobableAimingSkills with thrown handcuffs.)
* For a gang of supposedly skilled criminals, Alcapone's gang in ''Manga/SoulEater'' has colossally crappy accuracy considering the fact that they couldn't hit Black?Star and Tsubaki who were standing DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEM ON A TABLE.
* Any [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile volley]] in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' fired at a single target (and ''not'' for saturation effect) is practically guaranteed to miss, ''particularly'' if the missiles have homing capabilities which defy the laws of physics.
** In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', a military police officer fails to hit a stationary enemy soldier at a range of six feet with a handgun. Even worse, in a similar event later the officer only manages to wing his coat with a ''rifle''.
** ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' surpasses that: Myung is trapped in an elevator, and two security guards ''spray the inside of the elevator with automatic weapons... '''Not. Hitting. Her. Once.'''''

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* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Any officer assigned At one point in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]: Last Order'', Zack evades Shinra fire by backflipping rapidly. Combined with HeroTrackingFailure, as the troops in question seem to Zenigata be firing at his feet. (Compare to help stop Lupin must a similar scene in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', and you'll see why this shouldn't have gone to the marksmanship academy. Yes, Lupin is skilled, but he doesn't even have to try and dodge, he can just run in a straight line and they'll miss. (Zenigata himself, on the other hand, features ImprobableAimingSkills with thrown handcuffs.worked.)
* Amarao's men in the fifth episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' simply cannot hit Haruko, no matter how many of them there are. For context, at one point, a gang of supposedly dozen or so men dogpile her and are apparently shooting at her while in this position, but still not a single shot hits her (but on the other hand Haruko also displays a superhuman ability to duck and weave through bullets and even slice them in half with a straight razor in midair.)
* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', anyone who shoots at Scar will fail miserably, even Riza Hawkeye who is known for being a highly
skilled criminals, Alcapone's gang in ''Manga/SoulEater'' sniper has colossally crappy accuracy considering only been able to graze him. However, he does put the fact that they couldn't lightning in LightningBruiser.
* Happens a lot in the various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series, where if you are not an AcePilot you can't
hit Black?Star and Tsubaki who were a space colony while standing DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEM ON A TABLE.
* Any [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile volley]] in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' fired
on it. ''The 08th MS Team'' had a hilarious instance of the hero utterly failing at marksmanship: as Shiro is sliding down a tower, he opens up on his enemy with every single target (and ''not'' for saturation effect) is practically guaranteed to miss, ''particularly'' if machine gun the missiles have homing capabilities which defy the laws of physics.
** In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', a military police officer fails to hit a stationary enemy soldier at a range of six feet with a handgun. Even worse, in a similar event later the officer only manages to wing his coat with a ''rifle''.
** ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' surpasses that: Myung is trapped in an elevator,
Gundam has on it... and two security guards ''spray the inside of the elevator with automatic weapons... '''Not. Hitting. Her. Once.'''''misses spectacularly. His opponent remarks, "Well, that ''looked'' impressive."



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' tries to avoid this trope by having the navy use swords more often than using guns. Whenever the marines use guns on the Straw Hats, it's only against the stronger members that can easily dodge the bullets or disarm the snipers. If fighting the weaker members, they normally are too close and will be attacked by them or reasonably too far away to hit them. Worst of all is if the poor saps attack [[RubberMan Luffy]], who often neglects to dodge the ammo and instead bounces it back.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Hol Horse. Bonus points for managing to shoot like crap while '''having the ability to control the direction of his bullets'''!
** Rohan Kishibe can apparently invoke this by using his stand to write "I cannot attack Rohan Kishibe" onto someone. After he does it to Koichi, he still
tries to avoid this trope by having the navy use swords more often than using guns. Whenever the marines use guns on the Straw Hats, it's only against the stronger members that can easily dodge throwing projectiles, but subconsciously aims away from him every time.
** Guido Mista's backstory where he first invokes his stand. Three men shoot him but all of
the bullets or disarm the snipers. If fighting the weaker members, they normally are too miss, even though he was at close range and will be attacked virtually standing still[[spoiler:, though only due to his stand, which gives him the ability to redirect bullets]]. Mista then calmly picks up one of the mens' revolvers, loads it, and shoots all three of the men in the face. To top things off, the judge does not believe that a man could pick up a revolver in the crossfire without getting hit and sentences him to prison.
* Happens all the time in ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. The second episode has an exaggerated example where Kimba avoids the gunfire from a group of AfricanTerrorists that is chasing the boat he is on
by them or reasonably too far away running towards them, ducking every now and again, and using the log that jammed the boat's wheel as a shield while removing the log.
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': Any officer assigned to Zenigata to help stop Lupin must have gone to the marksmanship academy. Yes, Lupin is skilled, but he doesn't even have to try and dodge, he can just run in a straight line and they'll miss. (Zenigata himself, on the other hand, features ImprobableAimingSkills with thrown handcuffs.)
* Any [[MacrossMissileMassacre missile volley]] in ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' fired at a single target (and ''not'' for saturation effect) is practically guaranteed to miss, ''particularly'' if the missiles have homing capabilities which defy the laws of physics.
** In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', a military police officer fails
to hit them. Worst a stationary enemy soldier at a range of all is if six feet with a handgun. Even worse, in a similar event later the poor saps attack [[RubberMan Luffy]], who often neglects officer only manages to dodge wing his coat with a ''rifle''.
** ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' surpasses that: Myung is trapped in an elevator, and two security guards ''spray
the ammo and instead bounces it back.inside of the elevator with automatic weapons... '''Not. Hitting. Her. Once.'''''



* At one point in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]: Last Order'', Zack evades Shinra fire by backflipping rapidly. Combined with HeroTrackingFailure, as the troops in question seem to be firing at his feet. (Compare to a similar scene in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', and you'll see why this shouldn't have worked.)
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' plays this trope straight and often to a level that threatens one's SuspensionOfDisbelief. But, then again, its an [[StealthParody action movie masquerading as an episodic anime, so it makes sense.]]

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* At one point in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII FFVII]]: Last Order'', Zack evades Shinra fire by backflipping rapidly. Combined with HeroTrackingFailure, as the troops in question seem ''Manga/OnePiece'' tries to be firing at his feet. (Compare to a similar scene in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', and you'll see why this shouldn't have worked.)
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' plays
avoid this trope straight and by having the navy use swords more often to a level than using guns. Whenever the marines use guns on the Straw Hats, it's only against the stronger members that threatens one's SuspensionOfDisbelief. But, then again, its an [[StealthParody action movie masquerading as an episodic anime, so can easily dodge the bullets or disarm the snipers. If fighting the weaker members, they normally are too close and will be attacked by them or reasonably too far away to hit them. Worst of all is if the poor saps attack [[RubberMan Luffy]], who often neglects to dodge the ammo and instead bounces it makes sense.]]back.
* For a gang of supposedly skilled criminals, Alcapone's gang in ''Manga/SoulEater'' has colossally crappy accuracy considering the fact that they couldn't hit Black?Star and Tsubaki who were standing DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEM ON A TABLE.



* In ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'', anyone who shoots at Scar will fail miserably, even Riza Hawkeye who is known for being a highly skilled sniper has only been able to graze him. However, he does put the lightning in LightningBruiser.
* Happens all the time in ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. The second episode has an exaggerated example where Kimba avoids the gunfire from a group of AfricanTerrorists that is chasing the boat he is on by running towards them, ducking every now and again, and using the log that jammed the boat's wheel as a shield while removing the log.
* Happens fairly regularly in ''Anime/CowboyBebop''... only to be dramatically subverted at the worst possible moment.
* Happens a lot in the various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' series, where if you are not an AcePilot you can't hit a space colony while standing on it. ''The 08th MS Team'' had a hilarious instance of the hero utterly failing at marksmanship: as Shiro is sliding down a tower, he opens up on his enemy with every single machine gun the Gundam has on it... and misses spectacularly. His opponent remarks, "Well, that ''looked'' impressive."
* Amarao's men in the fifth episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' simply cannot hit Haruko, no matter how many of them there are. For context, at one point, a dozen or so men dogpile her and are apparently shooting at her while in this position, but still not a single shot hits her (but on the other hand Haruko also displays a superhuman ability to duck and weave through bullets and even slice them in half with a straight razor in midair.)
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Hol Horse. Bonus points for managing to shoot like crap while '''having the ability to control the direction of his bullets'''!
** Rohan Kishibe can apparently invoke this by using his stand to write "I cannot attack Rohan Kishibe" onto someone. After he does it to Koichi, he still tries by throwing projectiles, but subconsciously aims away from him every time.
** Guido Mista's backstory where he first invokes his stand. Three men shoot him but all of the bullets miss, even though he was at close range and virtually standing still[[spoiler:, though only due to his stand, which gives him the ability to redirect bullets]]. Mista then calmly picks up one of the mens' revolvers, loads it, and shoots all three of the men in the face. To top things off, the judge does not believe that a man could pick up a revolver in the crossfire without getting hit and sentences him to prison.
* ''Space Pirate Anime/CaptainHarlock'' episode 39. The Mazone invade the Arcadia. They are supposedly well-trained troops and are constantly firing. Arcadia personnel mow down hundreds of them with the number of friendly deaths being at most in the single digits, and except for a single named character (whose death is foretold in the episode title, who is the only one to get a dramatic death scene, and whose death is the only one that makes an impression on the crew), none of those other deaths are even confirmed.
* In ''Manga/{{Coppelion}}'' the antagonists do quite a bit of shooting. Usually fully automatic, often on still targets at rather short distances out in the open. Don't count on anyone hitting what they aim for.



* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''
** A particularly bizarre example in episode 6: Duke and Scarlett are walking down a corridor when they trip an alarm. Some COBRA troops come out of a door at the end of the hallway, and our heroes walk backwards to take cover behind some pillars while bullets miss them by feet. The second they make it there, the pillars start taking hits from the COBRA forces. Strangely, neither Duke nor Scarlett are able to hit the {{mooks}} either, despite sniping several outside minutes before, and the troops being backlit and standing in the open. Scarlett actually notes that she and Duke are pinned down.
** The even more egregious instance of a Cobra Trooper missing Snake Eyes with every shot from a long burst of his SMG, starting at less than a dozen metres away and steadily decreasing as Snake Eyes runs ''directly towards him'', not even managing to place a single shot on target when the other's gotten close enough to kill him with his sword.
** There's also the absurd firefight with the Baroness and Destro against Gung-Ho and Roadblock at the HAARP facility. Where either side is about five feet apart, not in cover, shooting each other with automatic weapons, and still don't hit each other.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''
** A particularly bizarre example
Blastronaut in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode 6: Duke "Hitman." Blastronaut was hired to "hit the hitman" and Scarlett are walking down a corridor when they trip swooped in, all guns blazing, and missed every shot, before Scorcher destroyed his outfit.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic is made sheriff of
an alarm. Some COBRA troops come out old-western town and is set up to participate in a shoot-out with some of Robotnik's robots. However, Sonic reveals that he's a real poor shot - he can't even hit the broad side of a door barn - literally; Tails takes him to a broad side of a barn, Sonic shoots at it and it's completely unscathed! It takes some quick maneuvering for the end of the hallway, and our heroes walk backwards hedgehog to take cover behind some pillars while bullets miss them by feet. The second they make it there, the pillars start taking hits from the COBRA forces. Strangely, neither Duke nor Scarlett are able out his foes.
* Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where three [[TriadsAndTongs Chinese Mafia]] members fail
to hit the {{mooks}} either, despite sniping several outside minutes before, and the troops being backlit and standing in the open. Scarlett actually notes Stan. One remarks on how unlikely it is that she they'd all miss, and Duke are pinned down.
** The even more egregious instance of a Cobra Trooper missing Snake Eyes with every shot from a long burst of
another says that not killing people is his SMG, starting at less than a dozen metres away and steadily decreasing as Snake Eyes runs ''directly towards him'', not even managing to place a single shot on target when the other's gotten close enough to kill him with his sword.
** There's also the absurd firefight with the Baroness and Destro against Gung-Ho and Roadblock at the HAARP facility. Where either side is about five feet apart, not
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* Most police officers
in cover, {{superhero}} series. Surely ''some'' police officer would think of just shooting each other Joker as soon as he shows up and giggles. (Especially given that he's a known cop-killer and mass murderer.) Granted, killing him would [[JokerImmunity kill the series]] but most of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemies are not bullet-proof. Theoretically, it would take just one person with a good shot. (Or an NRA member.) In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman himself realizes that he's been very lucky in avoiding death, and wonders aloud if The Joker, Two-Face, or "some punk" will get lucky someday. In many episodes, thugs armed with Thompson machine guns will fire nonstop at a hero or innocent and still miss every shot.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''; at first, the shootouts look like the typical "Mooks open fire
with automatic weapons, Batman dodges them all easily". However, later in the movie it's explained that Batman actually ''does'' get hit with a few bullets whenever faced with automatic fire, it's just that his armored suit protects him as long as he's at long range.
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'': In "Hero", the crooks who take over the restaurant unload hundreds of shots at Deathstroke
and still don't somehow miss with all of them, even when he is standing at point blank range.
* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'', the [[GiantSpider Visorak]] only ever land a
hit when the target's not expecting it, yet the heroes' blasts hit almost always. [[JustifiedTrope That's 'cause the Visorak can only shoot upwards]], and being [[FourLeggedInsect quadrupeds]], have difficulty bending forward. Sidorak, the King of the Visorak, meanwhile misses his ''huge'' target to demonstrate what a nobody he is.
* Nobody on ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' ever gets hit by bullets (unless their name is Gangstalicious).
** Very much {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when a gang tries to execute Gangstalicious and shoots him up at point-blank range... only to ''still'' miss every shot prompting this exchange:
-->"Shit we missed!"\\
"I can't believe this man we suck."
** Earlier in the same episode, Gangstalicious gets into a fight with rival rapper Eat Dirt in which they draw their guns and accidentally shoot themselves.
** Another great example of this trope is when Huey is explaining that the 3rd leading cause of death for black men (aside from pork chops and [[TakeThat FEMA]]) are [[NWordPrivileges Nigga Moments]]. A scenario shows two otherwise intelligent black men become stupid and they unload Uzis and pistols at
each other.other from point-blank range and miss every shot, only to get instantly shot and killed by white policemen after they apologized to each other and said the whole thing was ridiculous.
** In another episode, Uncle Ruckus is shot at over a hundred times by police officers because [[ShootHimHeHasAWallet they thought his wallet was a gun]]. Unsurprisingly, he lives.
* In the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Commando Duck'', several [[WartimeCartoon Japanese soldiers]] shoot thousands of shots at WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. He merely waves his hands, disissing them as mosquitoes.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** XANA's monsters are really horrendous shots at times; they rarely hit the heroes with their FrickinLaserBeams... even sometimes at close range or when they are stationary targets.
** The heroes with ranged weapons tend to have very bad aim as well, though this is more within "realistic aiming skills". Yumi generally [[BoomerangComeback hits after her fans return]], rather than after the throw. Odd seems to go between being great and missing everything (considering that his weapon doesn't have InfiniteAmmo, this is a bad thing). Aelita can't fight until Season 3, and it turns out that her {{Energy Ball}}s are the most powerful weapon, but she frequently misses too, especially when panicking.



* In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck short ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead'', Egghead [[TropeCodifier must have been a top graduate of the Academy]]. His aim is so awful that he can't hit the apple on Daffy's head, '''[[UpToEleven even when he's standing right in front of the gun.]]''' Amusingly, he ''can'' [[VisualPun hit the broad side of a barn.]] For this EpicFail, [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy]] promptly puts a "blind" sign on Egghead, and walks off in shame.
* Hilariously parodied in one ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' cartoon. Two Martian robots are pursuing Cadet (Porky) with jetpacks, only for one of them to lose him, unaware that Porky is standing on his back. The other one, however:
-->'''Robot:''' I see him. Hold still, hold ''very'' still… ''(Fires his weapon and then scene shifts, showing that he blew the other robot’s head off.)'' Oops… You moved! I said hold still! He moved, right? You saw him!
** This continues in the next scene where the robot confronts Porky again:
-->'''Robot:''' [[AndThisIsFor This is for M-2…]] Even though he moved and was partially to blame, [[InsaneTrollLogic it’s mostly your fault.]]
** …and this time, his misfire only manages to take ''himself'' out.



* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeResolute''
** A particularly bizarre example in episode 6: Duke and Scarlett are walking down a corridor when they trip an alarm. Some COBRA troops come out of a door at the end of the hallway, and our heroes walk backwards to take cover behind some pillars while bullets miss them by feet. The second they make it there, the pillars start taking hits from the COBRA forces. Strangely, neither Duke nor Scarlett are able to hit the {{mooks}} either, despite sniping several outside minutes before, and the troops being backlit and standing in the open. Scarlett actually notes that she and Duke are pinned down.
** The even more egregious instance of a Cobra Trooper missing Snake Eyes with every shot from a long burst of his SMG, starting at less than a dozen metres away and steadily decreasing as Snake Eyes runs ''directly towards him'', not even managing to place a single shot on target when the other's gotten close enough to kill him with his sword.
** There's also the absurd firefight with the Baroness and Destro against Gung-Ho and Roadblock at the HAARP facility. Where either side is about five feet apart, not in cover, shooting each other with automatic weapons, and still don't hit each other.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
** Parodied in one short where two 18th century gentlemen proceed to conduct a firing duel but miss every time because of the lack of accuracy of their period weapons. They finally give up to just shake hands and walk away. [[http://www.historycentral.com/nn/Alexander.html Too bad that didn't happen in real life.]]
** They parodied the Franchise/GIJoe tendency toward ATeamFiring as well, showing the Joe's "Wall of Fallen Heroes." The wall was empty. Cobra's wall only had one name, under "Injured", which was just a root canal.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Epsilon's agents could stand to spend a lot more time on the range, given the number of shots they fire without hitting anyone in "Paris is Melting". Maybe they've come to rely on their sonic screams a little too much.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** The episode "Homer of Seville" is a stark example: After Homer becomes a famous opera star, a fanatic of his attempts to kill him after being rejected. At one of his performances, Marge is able to stop the would be killer with her own poison dart. Then Chief Wiggum gives the go ahead for the Police Department snipers to fire. Each sniper fires multiple times -- only one hits her and it may have been fired by a guy covering his eyes. She even looks at her watch for a moment.
** Another episode has a hitman storming the retirement castle with an assault rifle to kill Grampa and missing every shot before [[BadassBystander a nurse drives him off with a shotgun]].
** In "Homie the Clown" Fat Tony tries to have Krusty (who is actually Homer) assassinated but both Legs and Louie are unable to pull it off (Louie burning through an entire magazine and destroying a car but unable to hit his target standing directly next to it).



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** The episode "Homer of Seville" is a stark example: After Homer becomes a famous opera star, a fanatic of his attempts to kill him after being rejected. At one of his performances, Marge is able to stop the would be killer with her own poison dart. Then Chief Wiggum gives the go ahead for the Police Department snipers to fire. Each sniper fires multiple times -- only one hits her and it may have been fired by a guy covering his eyes. She even looks at her watch for a moment.
** Another episode has a hitman storming the retirement castle with an assault rifle to kill Grampa and missing every shot before [[BadassBystander a nurse drives him off with a shotgun]].
** In "Homie the Clown" Fat Tony tries to have Krusty (who is actually Homer) assassinated but both Legs and Louie are unable to pull it off (Louie burning through an entire magazine and destroying a car but unable to hit his target standing directly next to it).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' The battle droids are also prone to this, but [[ZergRush with so many of them firing at once]] they tend to hit things anyway. The droids even lampshade it a few times:
-->'''Droid 1:''' What a terrible shot!\\
'''Droid 2:''' Ah well, it's my programming.\\\
'''Droid 1:''' This is too easy!\\
'''Droid 2:''' I ''still'' can't hit anything!
** The episode "Homer of Seville" is series also includes a stark example: After Homer becomes a famous opera star, a fanatic of his attempts bit attempting to kill him after being rejected. At one of his performances, Marge is able to stop explain why the would be killer Stormtroopers were so much worse than the badass Clone Troopers: Apparently Jango Fett's cloned DNA was getting "stretched thin" by the end of the war, resulting in soldiers with her own poison dart. Then Chief Wiggum gives the go ahead for the Police Department snipers to fire. Each sniper fires multiple worse combat abilities and marksmanship.
* This trope shows up a few
times -- only in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' miniseries. For example, at one hits her and it may have been fired by point Padme uses Threepio as a guy covering his eyes. She even looks at her watch for a moment.
** Another episode has a hitman storming the retirement castle with
target to make an assault rifle invisible battle droid reveal its position. The droid fails to kill Grampa and missing every land a single shot before [[BadassBystander on this shiny target walking slowly in a nurse drives him off with a shotgun]].
** In "Homie
straight line.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels.'' The stormtroopers here were clearly some of
the Clown" Fat Tony tries to have Krusty (who Academy's finest. This is actually Homer) assassinated but invoked in an episode centered on the actual academy where one of the cadets that Erza befriended chose to say behind and help cover Erza's escape by deliberately missing the escape vehicle.
** Played beautifully straight in the first episode. During a firefight, the heroes and some wookies are pinned down by a squad of stormtroopers. Its very obvious that, despite
both Legs the troopers and Louie the heroes are unable completely stationary, most of the trooper's shots are all over the place, not hitting a thing, let alone the crates the heroes are hiding behind. Then, Kanan decides to pull it off (Louie burning through an entire magazine reveal himself as a Jedi in order to draw fire and destroying protect everyone. He does this by climbing on top of a car but unable to hit his target crate and standing directly next there for a full two seconds before slowly walking towards the stormtroopers, all while they are STILL FIRING. We does dodge a whopping two shot by slightly moving his head to it).the side, but otherwise, most of the shots don't even come close to hitting him.
** Lampshaded by Kanan in regards to Captain Rex's substandard aim while disguised as a Stormtrooper.
-->'''Kanan:''' Wow, you really ''do'' shoot like a Stormtrooper. Guess I don't have too much to worry about.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'': The Lizards are pretty bad shots when it comes to dealing with Lion-O and the surviving [=ThunderCats=]. The Cats themselves almost equally so, the arrows fired against the Lizards hit a grand total of two targets on-screen.



* Most police officers in {{superhero}} series. Surely ''some'' police officer would think of just shooting Joker as soon as he shows up and giggles. (Especially given that he's a known cop-killer and mass murderer.) Granted, killing him would [[JokerImmunity kill the series]] but most of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemies are not bullet-proof. Theoretically, it would take just one person with a good shot. (Or an NRA member.) In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman himself realizes that he's been very lucky in avoiding death, and wonders aloud if The Joker, Two-Face, or "some punk" will get lucky someday. In many episodes, thugs armed with Thompson machine guns will fire nonstop at a hero or innocent and still miss every shot.
* Nobody on ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' ever gets hit by bullets (unless their name is Gangstalicious).
** Very much {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when a gang tries to execute Gangstalicious and shoots him up at point-blank range... only to ''still'' miss every shot prompting this exchange:
-->"Shit we missed!"\\
"I can't believe this man we suck."
** Earlier in the same episode, Gangstalicious gets into a fight with rival rapper Eat Dirt in which they draw their guns and accidentally shoot themselves.
** Another great example of this trope is when Huey is explaining that the 3rd leading cause of death for black men (aside from pork chops and [[TakeThat FEMA]]) are [[NWordPrivileges Nigga Moments]]. A scenario shows two otherwise intelligent black men become stupid and they unload Uzis and pistols at each other from point-blank range and miss every shot, only to get instantly shot and killed by white policemen after they apologized to each other and said the whole thing was ridiculous.
** In another episode, Uncle Ruckus is shot at over a hundred times by police officers because [[ShootHimHeHasAWallet they thought his wallet was a gun]]. Unsurprisingly, he lives.
* In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck short ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead'', Egghead [[TropeCodifier must have been a top graduate of the Academy]]. His aim is so awful that he can't hit the apple on Daffy's head, '''[[UpToEleven even when he's standing right in front of the gun.]]''' Amusingly, he ''can'' [[VisualPun hit the broad side of a barn.]] For this EpicFail, [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy]] promptly puts a "blind" sign on Egghead, and walks off in shame.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight''; at first, the shootouts look like the typical "Mooks open fire with automatic weapons, Batman dodges them all easily". However, later in the movie it's explained that Batman actually ''does'' get hit with a few bullets whenever faced with automatic fire, it's just that his armored suit protects him as long as he's at long range.
* This trope shows up a few times in the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'' miniseries. For example, at one point Padme uses Threepio as a target to make an invisible battle droid reveal its position. The droid fails to land a single shot on this shiny target walking slowly in a straight line.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' The battle droids are also prone to this, but [[ZergRush with so many of them firing at once]] they tend to hit things anyway. The droids even lampshade it a few times:
-->'''Droid 1:''' What a terrible shot!\\
'''Droid 2:''' Ah well, it's my programming.\\\
'''Droid 1:''' This is too easy!\\
'''Droid 2:''' I ''still'' can't hit anything!
** The series also includes a bit attempting to explain why the Stormtroopers were so much worse than the badass Clone Troopers: Apparently Jango Fett's cloned DNA was getting "stretched thin" by the end of the war, resulting in soldiers with worse combat abilities and marksmanship.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels.'' The stormtroopers here were clearly some of the Academy's finest. This is actually invoked in an episode centered on the actual academy where one of the cadets that Erza befriended chose to say behind and help cover Erza's escape by deliberately missing the escape vehicle.
** Played beautifully straight in the first episode. During a firefight, the heroes and some wookies are pinned down by a squad of stormtroopers. Its very obvious that, despite both the troopers and the heroes are completely stationary, most of the trooper's shots are all over the place, not hitting a thing, let alone the crates the heroes are hiding behind. Then, Kanan decides to reveal himself as a Jedi in order to draw fire and protect everyone. He does this by climbing on top of a crate and standing there for a full two seconds before slowly walking towards the stormtroopers, all while they are STILL FIRING. We does dodge a whopping two shot by slightly moving his head to the side, but otherwise, most of the shots don't even come close to hitting him.
** Lampshaded by Kanan in regards to Captain Rex's substandard aim while disguised as a Stormtrooper.
-->'''Kanan:''' Wow, you really ''do'' shoot like a Stormtrooper. Guess I don't have too much to worry about.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''
** XANA's monsters are really horrendous shots at times; they rarely hit the heroes with their FrickinLaserBeams... even sometimes at close range or when they are stationary targets.
** The heroes with ranged weapons tend to have very bad aim as well, though this is more within "realistic aiming skills". Yumi generally [[BoomerangComeback hits after her fans return]], rather than after the throw. Odd seems to go between being great and missing everything (considering that his weapon doesn't have InfiniteAmmo, this is a bad thing). Aelita can't fight until Season 3, and it turns out that her {{Energy Ball}}s are the most powerful weapon, but she frequently misses too, especially when panicking.



* In the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Commando Duck'', several [[WartimeCartoon Japanese soldiers]] shoot thousands of shots at WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. He merely waves his hands, disissing them as mosquitoes.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
** Parodied in one short where two 18th century gentlemen proceed to conduct a firing duel but miss every time because of the lack of accuracy of their period weapons. They finally give up to just shake hands and walk away. [[http://www.historycentral.com/nn/Alexander.html Too bad that didn't happen in real life.]]
** They parodied the Franchise/GIJoe tendency toward ATeamFiring as well, showing the Joe's "Wall of Fallen Heroes." The wall was empty. Cobra's wall only had one name, under "Injured", which was just a root canal.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic is made sheriff of an old-western town and is set up to participate in a shoot-out with some of Robotnik's robots. However, Sonic reveals that he's a real poor shot - he can't even hit the broad side of a barn - literally; Tails takes him to a broad side of a barn, Sonic shoots at it and it's completely unscathed! It takes some quick maneuvering for the hedgehog to take out his foes.
* Lampshaded in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' where three [[TriadsAndTongs Chinese Mafia]] members fail to hit Stan. One remarks on how unlikely it is that they'd all miss, and another says that not killing people is his New Year's Resolution.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'': The Lizards are pretty bad shots when it comes to dealing with Lion-O and the surviving [=ThunderCats=]. The Cats themselves almost equally so, the arrows fired against the Lizards hit a grand total of two targets on-screen.
* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} 3: Web of Shadows'', the [[GiantSpider Visorak]] only ever land a hit when the target's not expecting it, yet the heroes' blasts hit almost always. [[JustifiedTrope That's 'cause the Visorak can only shoot upwards]], and being [[FourLeggedInsect quadrupeds]], have difficulty bending forward. Sidorak, the King of the Visorak, meanwhile misses his ''huge'' target to demonstrate what a nobody he is.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'': Epsilon's agents could stand to spend a lot more time on the range, given the number of shots they fire without hitting anyone in "Paris is Melting". Maybe they've come to rely on their sonic screams a little too much.
* Blastronaut in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Hitman." Blastronaut was hired to "hit the hitman" and swooped in, all guns blazing, and missed every shot, before Scorcher destroyed his outfit.
* Hilariously parodied in one ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' cartoon. Two Martian robots are pursuing Cadet (Porky) with jetpacks, only for one of them to lose him, unaware that Porky is standing on his back. The other one, however:
-->'''Robot:''' I see him. Hold still, hold ''very'' still… ''(Fires his weapon and then scene shifts, showing that he blew the other robot’s head off.)'' Oops… You moved! I said hold still! He moved, right? You saw him!
** This continues in the next scene where the robot confronts Porky again:
-->'''Robot:''' [[AndThisIsFor This is for M-2…]] Even though he moved and was partially to blame, [[InsaneTrollLogic it’s mostly your fault.]]
** …and this time, his misfire only manages to take ''himself'' out.
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'': In "Hero", the crooks who take over the restaurant unload hundreds of shots at Deathstroke and somehow miss with all of them, even when he is standing at point blank range.
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* Averted in the ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries''. Attacking armed mooks head-on is usually suicide.
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': The border guards in "Dead Men are Dangerous" show some spectacularly bad aim when they manage to miss Steed despite him lying prone on the ground no more than 20 or 30 feet away.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'': The Lizards are pretty bad shots when it comes to dealing with Lion-O and the surviving Thundercats. The Cats themselves almost equally so, the arrows fired against the Lizards hit a grand total of two targets on-screen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}}'': ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'': The Lizards are pretty bad shots when it comes to dealing with Lion-O and the surviving Thundercats.[=ThunderCats=]. The Cats themselves almost equally so, the arrows fired against the Lizards hit a grand total of two targets on-screen.
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** "Medicinal Fried Chicken," when a bunch of heavily-armed gangsters are taken down slowly and one by one, in a close-range gunfight with South Park's incompetent police force, who are wielding only pistols

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** "Medicinal Fried Chicken," when a bunch of heavily-armed gangsters are taken down slowly and one by one, in a close-range gunfight with South Park's incompetent police force, who are wielding only pistolspistols.



* Most police officers in {{Superhero}} series. Surely ''some'' police officer would think of just shooting Joker as soon as he shows up and giggles. (Especially given that he's a known cop-killer and mass murderer.) Granted, killing him would [[JokerImmunity kill the series]] but most of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemies are not bullet-proof. Theoretically, it would take just one person with a good shot. (Or an NRA member.) In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman himself realizes that he's been very lucky in avoiding death, and wonders aloud if The Joker, Two-Face, or "some punk" will get lucky someday. In many episodes, thugs armed with Thompson machine guns will fire nonstop at a hero or innocent and still miss every shot.

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* Most police officers in {{Superhero}} {{superhero}} series. Surely ''some'' police officer would think of just shooting Joker as soon as he shows up and giggles. (Especially given that he's a known cop-killer and mass murderer.) Granted, killing him would [[JokerImmunity kill the series]] but most of Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemies are not bullet-proof. Theoretically, it would take just one person with a good shot. (Or an NRA member.) In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman himself realizes that he's been very lucky in avoiding death, and wonders aloud if The Joker, Two-Face, or "some punk" will get lucky someday. In many episodes, thugs armed with Thompson machine guns will fire nonstop at a hero or innocent and still miss every shot.
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