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23rd Nov '16 8:51:17 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Parodied in ''Film/OSS117LostInRio'' (hey, it's a ''Film/JamesBond'' AffectionateParody): the hero is never shot, while he doesn't even bother to go into cover, alone against a handful of bad guys (OK, a lot of unarmed red shirts are killed). In another scene, when he is running away because an autogun is firing at him, he makes a dramatic pause and go back, because he has forgotten something. Twice.

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* Parodied in ''Film/OSS117LostInRio'' (hey, it's a ''Film/JamesBond'' AffectionateParody): ''Film/OSS117LostInRio'': the hero is never shot, while he doesn't even bother reacts to go into cover, alone against a handful of bad guys (OK, a lot of unarmed red shirts are killed). In another heavy gunfire by crouching slightly and holding his arm up above his eyes like he's shielding himself from rain. During one scene, when while fleeing from a barrage of gunfire, he is running away because an autogun is firing at him, he makes a dramatic pause stops and go back, because goes back to retrieve some pocket items he has left behind, twice. He even pauses a third time as if trying to remember whether he's forgotten something. Twice.anything else, while still getting shot at, before finally leaving.
20th Nov '16 5:48:09 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''Manga/Berserk'': Even though it's arrows instead of bullets, non of the marauding bandits, mouthy soldiers or terrifying hellspawn can ever seem to hit [[MasterSwordsmen Guts]] even when there's a hundreds of them and Guts is just causally strolling though the battlefield. In fact most shots Guts just [[http://img.bato.to/comics/2013/09/03/b/read52262522ac3de/img000054.png deflects]] off the flat of his blade which is seems pretty reasonable as Guts's sword is huge and could provide cover but then as series goes on and the villains get more skilled, some being super Arabian ninjas and others demon marksmen the excuse boils down to Guts's reflexes being that good.

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* ''Manga/Berserk'': ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Even though it's arrows instead of bullets, non of the marauding bandits, mouthy soldiers or terrifying hellspawn can ever seem to hit [[MasterSwordsmen Guts]] even when there's a hundreds of them and Guts is just causally strolling though the battlefield. In fact most shots Guts just [[http://img.bato.to/comics/2013/09/03/b/read52262522ac3de/img000054.png deflects]] off the flat of his blade which is seems pretty reasonable as Guts's sword is huge and could provide cover but then as series goes on and the villains get more skilled, some being super Arabian ninjas and others demon marksmen the excuse boils down to Guts's reflexes being that good.
14th Nov '16 10:33:59 PM merotoker
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the ([[TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} inspiration for the]]) TropeNamer.

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** [[Characters/Warhammer40000Orks Da Orks]] love their A-TeamFiring, not considering aiming to be that important and so being universally hilariously bad shots (their basic troops have the lowest Ballistic Skill in the game by comparison, getting a mere two out of six chance to hit anything). They make up for this with a [[BloodKnight great deal of enthusiasm]], [[MoreDakka more, more and more dakka]], [[{{BFG}} huge, noisy and ludicrously rapid-firing guns]] -- and [[WeHaveReserves sheer numbers]], reasoning that if you point enough dakka at something, some of it will stick.

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** [[Characters/Warhammer40000Orks Da Orks]] love their A-TeamFiring, ATeamFiring, not considering aiming to be that important and so being universally hilariously bad shots (their basic troops have the lowest Ballistic Skill in the game by comparison, getting a mere two out of six chance to hit anything). They make up for this with a [[BloodKnight great deal of enthusiasm]], [[MoreDakka more, more and more dakka]], [[{{BFG}} huge, noisy and ludicrously rapid-firing guns]] -- and [[WeHaveReserves sheer numbers]], reasoning that if you point enough dakka at something, some of it will stick.



* ''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:

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' ''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:
14th Nov '16 4:03:52 PM TranceWarp
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** Even WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic makes fun of these...
---> STOP SHOOTING AT THE GROUND YA MORONS!
---> Look at this...it's an entire army and they can't hit this ONE GUY! How hard is it to hit ONE GIANT AUSTRIAN MAN!? He's the size of ''A MOUNTAIN''! In fact when they say that 'you can't hit the broad side of a mountain, THIS is the mountain they're talking about!
---> '''About Arnold's ImprobableAimingSkills:''' I don't even think Arnold's aiming anymore. He knows that if he points a gun in any general direction, he'll hit something.
11th Nov '16 7:52:33 AM jeez
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* Taken to hilarious levels during the execution of Andreas Hofer, who was sentenced to death for his rebellion against Napoleon. After the first salvo of the shooting squad barely wounded him, [[GallowsHumor he even mocked them for it...]]

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* Taken to hilarious levels during the execution of Andreas Hofer, who was sentenced to death for his rebellion against Napoleon. After Legend has it that after the first salvo of the shooting squad barely wounded him, [[GallowsHumor he the experienced sharpshooter Hofer even mocked them for it...]]
30th Oct '16 10:07:59 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the ([[{{GURPS}} inspiration for the]]) TropeNamer.

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29th Oct '16 6:32:13 AM Cyborg_Zombie
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is the ([[GURPS]]inspiration for the) {{Trope Namer|s}}.
** The Imperial Stormtroopers are notorious, even among casual ''Star Wars'' fans, for their inability to hit the heroes, particularly in ''Film/ANewHope'' or ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. This is particularly glaring because in the first film Obi-Wan [[InformedAbility makes a point of what incomparably good shots they're supposed to be]]. In the prequel trilogy, the standard battle droids are arguably even worse than the Stormtroopers, while, oddly enough, the Clone Troopers (predecessors of the Stormtroopers) tend to be much better shots than the Stormtroopers. A lot of ink has been spilled on this subject, both in official ExpandedUniverse publications and by fans and critics, either {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing or attempting to rationalize this shoddy marksmanship. [[Analysis/ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Click here for a more detailed analysis of the issue.]]

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the]]) TropeNamer.
** The Imperial Stormtroopers are notorious, even among casual ''Star Wars'' fans, for their inability to hit the heroes, particularly in ''Film/ANewHope'' or ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. This is particularly glaring because probably helped by how in the first film Obi-Wan [[InformedAbility makes a point of what incomparably good shots they're supposed to be]]. In the prequel trilogy, the standard battle droids are arguably even worse than the Stormtroopers, while, oddly enough, the Clone Troopers (predecessors of the Stormtroopers) tend to be much better shots than the Stormtroopers. A lot of ink has been spilled on this subject, both in official ExpandedUniverse publications and by fans and critics, either {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing or attempting to rationalize this shoddy marksmanship. [[Analysis/ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Click here for a more detailed analysis of the issue.]]]] Ironically, there's evidence to excuse them in the movies themselves, as noted below and in the link at the top of the page.
29th Oct '16 6:19:19 AM Cyborg_Zombie
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** And if [[spoiler: the mercenaries]] could hit raptors charging straight at them at close range when they have automatic weapons and night vision sights.



** [[Characters/Warhammer40000Orks Da Orks]] have this as their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]], being universally hilariously bad shots (their basic troops have the lowest Ballistic Skill in the game by comparison, getting a mere two out of six chance to hit anything). They make up for this with a [[BloodKnight great deal of enthusiasm]], [[MoreDakka more, more and more dakka]], [[{{BFG}} huge, noisy and ludicrously rapid-firing guns]] -- and [[WeHaveReserves sheer numbers]], reasoning that if you point enough dakka at something, some of it will stick.

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** [[Characters/Warhammer40000Orks Da Orks]] have this as love their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]], A-TeamFiring, not considering aiming to be that important and so being universally hilariously bad shots (their basic troops have the lowest Ballistic Skill in the game by comparison, getting a mere two out of six chance to hit anything). They make up for this with a [[BloodKnight great deal of enthusiasm]], [[MoreDakka more, more and more dakka]], [[{{BFG}} huge, noisy and ludicrously rapid-firing guns]] -- and [[WeHaveReserves sheer numbers]], reasoning that if you point enough dakka at something, some of it will stick.
25th Oct '16 5:21:59 AM Bissek
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has Flint use the bad aim of a group of MechaMooks to insult Cobra Commander, asking the villain if he programed them himself. (And in said scene, Flint is able to fight back efficiently after stealing one of their weapons, proving that the rifles themselves aren't the problem.)

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* ** One episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has Flint use the bad aim of a group of MechaMooks to insult Cobra Commander, asking the villain if he programed them himself. (And in said scene, Flint is able to fight back efficiently after stealing one of their weapons, proving that the rifles themselves aren't the problem.))
** As a general rule, the only thing either side can reliably hit are each other's vehicles, which get hit with attacks slow enough that the people in them can see it coming and bail out before the explosion.
25th Oct '16 5:13:35 AM Bissek
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* The only time any of the Destroyers manage to hit anybody in ''Film/MomAndDadSaveTheWorld'' is when Emperor Tod orders two of them [[BadBoss to shoot themselves in the head for disagreeing with him on a matter of fashion]]. The fact that their weapons discharges appear to corkscrew outward from the gun rather than travel in a straight line might have something to do with this.
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