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27th Jul '16 3:25:59 AM DarkHunter
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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'' the President of Gallifrey orders a squad of soldiers to execute the Doctor. The soldiers fire from a few feet away and all miss. This is subverted as the camera zooms in and we see that the missed shots formed a person-shaped outline on the wall behind the Doctor. The soldiers are all elite veterans and very good shots but they all aimed just a tiny bit to the side because they revere the Doctor and did not want to shoot him.

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* On ''Series/DoctorWho'' the ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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President of Gallifrey orders a squad of soldiers to execute the Doctor. The soldiers fire from a few feet away and all miss. This is subverted as the camera zooms in and we see that the missed shots formed a person-shaped outline on the wall behind the Doctor. The soldiers are all elite veterans and very good shots but they all aimed just a tiny bit to the side because they revere the Doctor and did not want to shoot him.him.
** Inverted in the new series with the Daleks, who land almost every shot they make with pin-point precision, and miss very rarely in highly chaotic situations. This fits their characterization as omnicidal EX-TER-MIN-ATORS, and guarantees that anyone, even heroic characters, foolish enough to fight them openly is going to be dead in short order. Even ''the Doctor himself'' has been tagged by their shots when any other villain would have played the trope straight.
10th Jul '16 10:05:54 PM desslok
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** Also, we see instances of stormtroopers being very lethal. They took the Blockade Runner - a fortified position through a choke point - routing the enemy with very few casualties.
9th Jul '16 8:27:29 PM SirSapphire
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** Interestingly in the two instances used as examples of their ineptitude (the Death Star escape, and the Cloud City rescue) the Stormtroopers are under orders ''not'' to kill the heroes, as Vader wants they alive for various reasons. ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' doesn't have such a justification and they noticably manage to hit bot Artoo and Leia, albeit non-lethally.

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** Interestingly in the two instances used as examples of their ineptitude (the Death Star escape, and the Cloud City rescue) the Stormtroopers are under orders ''not'' to kill the heroes, as Vader wants they alive for various reasons. ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' doesn't have such a justification and they noticably noticeably manage to hit bot both Artoo and Leia, albeit non-lethally.
9th Jul '16 8:26:59 PM SirSapphire
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** Interestingly in the two instances used as examples of their ineptitude (the Death Star escape, and the Cloud City rescue) the Stormtroopers are under orders ''not'' to kill the heroes, as Vader wants they alive for various reasons. ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' doesn't have such a justification and they noticably manage to hit bot Artoo and Leia, albeit non-lethally.
7th Jul '16 7:30:54 AM Andyroid
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* In ''TabletopGame/TaleFromTheFloatingVagabond'', characters with the Rambo effect can't be hit with guns at all from Point Blank or Close range (which means there's always a penalty to attack them with ranged weapons), and gives an 80% chance that enemies will try to shoot the character anyway.
5th Jul '16 5:25:11 PM TheBuddy26
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* In ''Film/FourBrothers'', Sweed's assassins have a huge advantage over the Mercer brothers in numbers and firepower. But they get slaughtered by the Mercers during the home shootout, mainly because most of them just stand out in the open and mindlessly "spray and pray" all their shots.


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* In ''Film/FourBrothers'', Sweed's assassins have a huge advantage over the Mercer brothers in numbers and firepower. But they get slaughtered by the Mercers during the home shootout, mainly because most of them just stand out in the open and mindlessly "spray and pray" all their shots.
3rd Jul '16 6:19:34 PM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}} ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
3rd Jul '16 6:05:35 AM shokoshu
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': While the Earth 1 version of Floyd Lawton / Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} is a master marksman, his Earth 2 counterpart is such a horrible shot that he empties an entire clip at a man from a few feet away and fails to hit him.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': While the Earth 1 version of Floyd Lawton / Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} is a master marksman, his Earth 2 counterpart is such a horrible shot that he empties an entire clip at a man from a few feet away and fails to hit him.him, a rare case of a good guy (he's a policeman on Earth 2) suffering from this syndrome.
2nd Jul '16 9:11:37 AM Ohio9
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* In ''Film/FourBrothers'', Sweed's assassins have a huge advantage over the Mercer brothers in numbers and firepower. But they get slaughtered by the Mercers during the home shootout, mainly because most of them just stand out in the open and mindlessly "spray and pray" all their shots.
27th Jun '16 5:06:09 PM Hydrosoul
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Named for the obvious StarWars connection, in which the mooks all seem to be visually impaired, which is odd, considering that canon states that they were all clones of Jengo Fett, Boba Fett's father, which you would think would put them at some kind of genetic advantage is such situations.

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Named for the obvious StarWars connection, in which the mooks all seem to be visually impaired, which is odd, considering that canon states that they were all clones of Jengo Fett, Boba Fett's father, which you would think would put them at some kind of genetic advantage is such situations.
situations. Although there is one [[http://imgur.com/gallery/xgnot explanation]] for their seemingly inept abilities.
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