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12th Mar '17 5:07:36 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** In one of the Lucky Luke short stories, a young man tries to impress his girlfriend by convincing her that he is at the same level as Wyatt Earp, let alone Luke himself. The problem is, he is such a terrible shot that every bullet he fires goes ''backwards'', hitting whatever target he has behind him (prompting Luke to take cover because he is standing behind him). At the end, this saves his reputation, because the bullets going the wrong way kills off a bank robber - he had the bank behind his back. It earns him the promotion to sherriff.
1st Feb '17 3:03:24 AM DariusAngel
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->''"My Legion of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any [troops] who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice."''

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->''"My Legion Legions of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any [troops] who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice."''
31st Jan '17 3:56:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most cartoon {{Mooks}} can't hit for crap either. Whenever Cobra and Franchise/GIJoe faced off in battle, firearms proved completely worthless in shooting down anything smaller than a helicopter, and most ground engagements ended in a massive fistfight. ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' mocks this when the two factions are facing off inside Mego Spidey's house. Spidey notices that both sides are aiming unusually high, and reaches out to pull Duke's rifle barrel down to an effective angle; Joes and Cobra alike are horrified when this results in a dead Cobra soldier.

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Most cartoon {{Mooks}} can't hit for crap either. Whenever Cobra and Franchise/GIJoe G.I. Joe faced off in battle, firearms proved completely worthless in shooting down anything smaller than a helicopter, and most ground engagements ended in a massive fistfight. ''ComicStrip/TwistedToyfareTheatre'' mocks this when the two factions are facing off inside Mego Spidey's house. Spidey notices that both sides are aiming unusually high, and reaches out to pull Duke's rifle barrel down to an effective angle; Joes and Cobra alike are horrified when this results in a dead Cobra soldier.
31st Jan '17 3:51:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded on ''Series/RedDwarf''. When the crew are being chased by a hologram in the episode "Quarantine", Cat references the fact that they haven't met anyone who can shoot straight.

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* Lampshaded on ''Series/RedDwarf''. ''Series/RedDwarf'':
** Lampshaded.
When the crew are being chased by a hologram in the episode "Quarantine", Cat references the fact that they haven't met anyone who can shoot straight.straight.
** [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] can take down whole hordes of rifle-bearing Nazi mooks with nothing but his trusty pistol while saving the princess. That's Ace being Ace--he's such a damned awesome hero he just ''can't'' be hurt by gunfire. The one time they graze his jacket, he's more pissed off about them ruining his clothes.
31st Jan '17 3:47:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''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.
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* In ''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.
18th Jan '17 8:58:01 PM luord
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* PlayedWith in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': Valentine's mooks empty magazine after magazine at Eggsy, but they don't miss; his suit is bulletproof. A deleted clip shows him shrugging off a ton of flattened bullets. All of them do, however, manage to miss his unprotected head.
14th Jan '17 6:45:52 PM TheBushranger
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** Also, Obi-Wan suggests that the clones inherited a nervous twitch Jango Fett had when firing at living targets, hence why they're more effective against the droid armies than against the rebels.


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** [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0737.html Later]] Obi-Wan claims suggests that the clones inherited a nervous twitch Jango Fett had when firing at living targets, hence why they're more effective against the droid armies than against the rebels.
5th Jan '17 2:34:33 AM LtFedora
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** Averted with the [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] in ''Film/RogueOne'', they retained the brutal efficiency of how a Stormtrooper is supposed to be and are known for scoring ''numerous'' kill counts of the rebels as well as [[spoiler:[[HeroKiller two of the main casts]], Baze and Chirrut'.]]

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** Averted with the [[DoomTroops Death Troopers]] in ''Film/RogueOne'', they retained the brutal efficiency of how a Stormtrooper is supposed to be and are known for scoring ''numerous'' kill counts of the rebels as well as [[spoiler:[[HeroKiller two of the main casts]], Baze and Chirrut'.Chirrut.]]
28th Dec '16 11:00:12 PM Toadofsteel
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' finally gives us a potential in-universe explanation: Force-sensitives seem to have the latent ability to cause blaster shots to narrowly miss, almost as though the Force willed it. [[spoiler: There are plenty of hints (though no confirmation) that Chirrut is a Force-sensitive that was not selected to be trained as a Jedi, and is able to, through great concentration, walk through a field of [[EliteMook Death Troopers]] unscathed.]] Notably, the Stormtroopers encountered in the original trilogy are much more capable of hitting a RedShirt rebel soldier than any of the plot characters.
22nd Dec '16 8:01:57 PM The12thDoctor
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