History Main / ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy

20th Jan '18 4:03:22 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Even the Emperor seems to have a low opinion of his own men's aiming skills, as illustrated in a non-canon parody of ''The People's Court'' made as part of ''Star Wars Tales'' in which he rebuts Han Solo's visual defense depicting Greedo shooting first and missing by asking, "What was he, a Stormtrooper?"
27th Dec '17 6:15:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In George A. Romero's ''Film/TheCrazies'' the soldiers seem to completely ignore all military training and very rarely take cover and can never seem to hit poorly trained Civilians even when the soldiers drastically outnumber them and have better rifles.

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* In George A. Romero's ''Film/TheCrazies'' ''Film/TheCrazies1973'' the soldiers seem to completely ignore all military training and very rarely take cover and can never seem to hit poorly trained Civilians even when the soldiers drastically outnumber them and have better rifles.
21st Dec '17 8:08:19 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAmimation/{{Slugterra}}'': In "The New Kid Part 2", Diablos and a squad of Black's troops open fire on the Shane Gang at point blank range with the advantage of surprise and miss everyone.

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* ''WesternAmimation/{{Slugterra}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Slugterra}}'': In "The New Kid Part 2", Diablos and a squad of Black's troops open fire on the Shane Gang at point blank range with the advantage of surprise and miss everyone.
21st Dec '17 8:06:36 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAmimation/{{Slugterra}}'': In "The New Kid Part 2", Diablos and a squad of Black's troops open fire on the Shane Gang at point blank range with the advantage of surprise and miss everyone.
12th Dec '17 2:21:19 PM merotoker
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* ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''

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* ''Anime/{{Naruto}}''''Anime/{{Naruto}}'':



** The first ''Naruto'' film had similar devices, mounted on a train, mow down a crowd of RedShirt[=s=] charging down a hill dowards it yelling ([[ValuesDissonance It was an honor thing]]). Our heroes are all appropriately cowed.

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** The first ''Naruto'' film had similar devices, mounted on a train, mow down a crowd of RedShirt[=s=] {{Red Shirt}}s charging down a hill dowards it yelling ([[ValuesDissonance It was an honor thing]]). Our heroes are all appropriately cowed.



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* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''

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* In the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Film/TheGauntlet'', Eastwood and costar Sondra Locke are in a bus, driving not very fast down a street lined with cop-mooks on both sides firing automatic weapons at the bus. The bus is shot full of holes, but neither Eastwood nor Locke are hit.
** This is more an inversion of ArmorIsUseless, as the ImprovisedArmor compartment Eastwood's character builds around the driver's seat does take its share of hits. On the other hand, it does raise the question of why none of Phoenix's finest, virtually all 2900 of whom are lining the bus route, think to ''[[WhatAnIdiot shoot out the tires.]]''

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* In the Creator/ClintEastwood film ''Film/TheGauntlet'', Eastwood and costar Sondra Locke are in a bus, driving not very fast down a street lined with cop-mooks on both sides firing automatic weapons at the bus. The bus is shot full of holes, but neither Eastwood nor Locke are hit.
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hit. This is more an inversion of ArmorIsUseless, as the ImprovisedArmor compartment Eastwood's character builds around the driver's seat does take its share of hits. On the other hand, it does raise the question of why none of Phoenix's finest, virtually all 2900 of whom are lining the bus route, think to ''[[WhatAnIdiot shoot out the tires.]]''



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--> Jake: Ma'am, would it make you feel any better if you knew that what we're asking Matt here to do is [[MissionFromGod a holy thing?]]
--> Elwood: You see, we're on a [[DivineIntervention mission from God.]]

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--> Jake: '''Jake''': Ma'am, would it make you feel any better if you knew that what we're asking Matt here to do is [[MissionFromGod a holy thing?]]
--> Elwood: '''Elwood''': You see, we're on a [[DivineIntervention mission from God.]]



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* In one of the trailers for VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3, [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] and {{Comicbook/Deadpool}} shoot at each other at point blank range yet none of their bullets seem to hit their mark.

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* In one of the trailers for VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3, ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] and {{Comicbook/Deadpool}} {{ComicBook/Deadpool}} shoot at each other at point blank range yet none of their bullets seem to hit their mark.



* 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.]]

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* Starscream [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} 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.]]



* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''

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* ''Webcomics/DarthsAndDroids''

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* ''WebVideo/CinemaSins''

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* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', {{Mooks}} can be all over the map in terms of aim (though it's safe to assume they never actually kill an enemy, considering the show's intended age group), but one henchman in the episode ''POV'' makes Darth Vader himself proud. He catches Batman and Montoya off-guard and proceeds to shoot around them in a near-perfect outline. He then continues to fire above them for about three straight seconds while Batman pulls out his grapple gun and repels away ''still without getting hit''. [[http://i.imgur.com/W27iiPg.png It has to be seen to be believed]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Guys like this make you wonder if Bruce Wayne pays off some of these henchmen to intentionally miss]].

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* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', {{Mooks}} can be all over the map in terms of aim (though it's safe to assume they never actually kill an enemy, considering the show's intended age group), but one henchman in the episode ''POV'' makes Darth Vader himself proud. He catches Batman and Montoya off-guard and proceeds to shoot around them in a near-perfect outline. He then continues to fire above them for about three straight seconds while Batman pulls out his grapple gun and repels away ''still without getting hit''. [[http://i.imgur.com/W27iiPg.png It has to be seen to be believed]]. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Guys like this make you wonder if Bruce Wayne pays off some of these henchmen to intentionally miss]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** Happens often with automatic weapons. Particular examples include:

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Happens often with automatic weapons.weapons on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Particular examples include:



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* happens quite a lot with poorer states and, even more commonly, non-state militants. Setting up firing ranges, giving soldiers practice rounds, and dealing with the added cost of gun maintenance all cost money that isn't readily available. Insurgents not only have to deal with these issues, but also with the fact practice firing is noisy and even rudimentary training bases make tempting targets for enemy strike aircraft. Many of these fighters are only given a quick lesson about how their guns work and how to properly aim without firing rounds, which, combined with often poorly maintained and improperly sighted guns, leads to wildly inaccurate fire.

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* happens Happens quite a lot with poorer states and, even more commonly, non-state militants. Setting up firing ranges, giving soldiers practice rounds, and dealing with the added cost of gun maintenance all cost money that isn't readily available. Insurgents not only have to deal with these issues, but also with the fact practice firing is noisy and even rudimentary training bases make tempting targets for enemy strike aircraft. Many of these fighters are only given a quick lesson about how their guns work and how to properly aim without firing rounds, which, combined with often poorly maintained and improperly sighted guns, leads to wildly inaccurate fire.
26th Nov '17 2:15:20 AM DavidCowie
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* In [[https://youtu.be/IaTDXB5xigg this YouTube video]] a man tries shooting a modern semi-automatic rifle with and without a Stormtrooper helmet. Unsurprisingly, "without" is more accurate.
6th Nov '17 2:23:04 PM DoctorFluffy
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** Goofing on this trope, the ''Star Wars'' FirstPersonShooter games often feature the Stormtroopers' blaster rifle as the least accurate weapon in the game. Some LampshadeHanging in ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast]]'': troopers can be overheard talking about how difficult it is to see out of their helmets, how badly designed their rifles are to control recoil, etc. "I'd like to see you come down here and try to hit something while you're wearing this damn helmet so I can sit in an air conditioned office and tell you how stupid you are!"

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** Goofing on this trope, the ''Star Wars'' FirstPersonShooter games often feature the Stormtroopers' blaster rifle as the least accurate weapon in the game. Some LampshadeHanging in ''[[VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast]]'': troopers can be overheard talking about how difficult it is to see out of their helmets, how badly designed their rifles are to control recoil, etc. Some choice quotes:
-->'''Random Stormtrooper''':
"I'd like to see you come down here and try to hit something while you're wearing this damn helmet so I can sit in an air conditioned office and tell you how stupid you are!"are!"
-->'''Random Stormtrooper''': ""You can't stay on target with these things! You miss your first shot, and you're lying on the ground with a hole blasted through your armor."
27th Oct '17 12:57:59 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', Shann, only brushed by the weapon fire, comments to Charis on how badly they are shooting. Charis suggests that they might not be shooting to kill.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Ordeal In Otherwhere]]'', ''Literature/OrdealInOtherwhere'', Shann, only brushed by the weapon fire, comments to Charis on how badly they are shooting. Charis suggests that they might not be shooting to kill.
25th Oct '17 2:03:17 PM Rebu
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* Played straight in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''. An entire squad of mercs with assault rifles and fancy night-vision equipment break into Lara's mansion and somehow never manage to shoot her as she's jumping and running around, taking them out with karate kicks.

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* Played straight in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''. An entire squad of mercs with assault rifles and fancy night-vision equipment break into Lara's mansion and somehow never manage to shoot her as she's jumping and running around, taking them out with karate kicks. She does have the home-field advantage and a fancy trapeze - which obviously isn't a standard combat scenario - but her VoiceWithAnInternetConnection lives in a trailer. The bad guys block the door, then shoot at it when he tries to get out - except they don't shoot at the actual door, just around it. They even manage to shoot the Pepsi can ''next'' to his computer, (and then he ducks down). They don't cut the cables to the mansion's security system from the trailer, and for some reason like to fight hanging from cords in the air where they'd be big sitting ducks instead of on the ground where they'd have some cover and concealment, or just march into the trailer and execute the guy.
22nd Sep '17 1:40:54 PM MiinU
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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'' presents an egregious example by having Wesker fire a shot at Rebecca and miss, even though she was standing perfectly still - only 5ft. in front of him!

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* ''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'' *''WebVideo/ResidentEvilAbridged'' presents an egregious example by having Wesker fire a shot at Rebecca and miss, even though she was standing perfectly still - only 5ft. in front of him!him! [[spoiler: She falls down and plays dead anyway]].
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