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28th Jan '16 6:59:54 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** In [[Film/{{Daredevil}} the film]], he goes after Daredevil because he made him miss.
19th Jan '16 4:07:52 PM jormis29
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* Subverted in ''Comicbook/{{Foxtrot}}''. Peter throws a baseball and hits a can on a post, dislodging the mouse inside. Cut to Peter talking to Jason in catcher getup about how that would be impressive if he was aiming for it.
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* Subverted in ''Comicbook/{{Foxtrot}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}''. Peter throws a baseball and hits a can on a post, dislodging the mouse inside. Cut to Peter talking to Jason in catcher getup about how that would be impressive if he was aiming for it.

* In {{Comicbook/EastOfWest}} the Ranger using his sniper rifle can snipe someone from about couple of mountain ranges away with great accuracy. The protagonist can shoot through same distance with even better accuracy by using only his revolver.
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* In {{Comicbook/EastOfWest}} ''Comicbook/EastOfWest'' the Ranger using his sniper rifle can snipe someone from about couple of mountain ranges away with great accuracy. The protagonist can shoot through same distance with even better accuracy by using only his revolver.
19th Jan '16 4:04:20 PM jormis29
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* Jeremy from ''Comicbook/{{Zits}}'' once gets really, really, lucky in a story arc involving him making a twice-in-a-lifetime, back-handed-courtlong-backwards-eyes-closed shot in a game of HORSE with his friend, Hector. Of course, the jury's out at the end of the story on whether the shot counts if the ball goes through their ''neighbor's'' driveway's hoop instead of their own...
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* Jeremy from ''Comicbook/{{Zits}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' once gets really, really, lucky in a story arc involving him making a twice-in-a-lifetime, back-handed-courtlong-backwards-eyes-closed shot in a game of HORSE with his friend, Hector. Of course, the jury's out at the end of the story on whether the shot counts if the ball goes through their ''neighbor's'' driveway's hoop instead of their own...
18th Jan '16 7:02:15 PM M84
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* In ''Videogame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'' ''III'', the Sharpshooters trained by Gelu are so good with their compound bows that their ranged attacks deal full damage to enemies no matter what. Long range and siege walls cause no damage penalty, meaning the Sharpshooters are able to either shoot over or ''through'' castle walls with perfect accuracy. Normally a hero would need to carry an artifact like the Golden Bow or (appropriately enough) the set artifact, the Sharpshooter's Bow, to grant their ranged units the same advantages.
15th Jan '16 9:50:20 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''
8th Jan '16 10:16:43 PM merotoker
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* An advert on ESPN America, to coincide with the first ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr (in normal clothes but clearly referencing Holmes), had him suggest that a play where a Quarterback's pass was tipped by an opposing defender, only to land in one his team mates arms and be easily run in for a touchdown, may not have been a fluke.
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* An advert on ESPN America, to coincide with the first ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr (in normal clothes but clearly referencing Holmes), had him suggest that a play where a Quarterback's pass was tipped by an opposing defender, only to land in one his team mates teammate's arms and be easily run in for a touchdown, may not have been a fluke.

** Kikyo performs several impressive feats of marksmanship with her arrows, a skill that isn't passed on to Kagome at first, but by the end of the series Kagome is able to shoot moving targets while keeping herself balanced on Inuyasha's back, hit tiny shards of the sacred jewel hidden within a enemy's body with pin-point accuracy, and eventually [[spoiler: shoot a target even if a person or wall is in the way, without the arrow hitting that person or wall]]
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** Kikyo performs several impressive feats of marksmanship with her arrows, a skill that isn't passed on to Kagome at first, but by the end of the series Kagome is able to shoot moving targets while keeping herself balanced on Inuyasha's back, hit tiny shards of the sacred jewel hidden within a enemy's body with pin-point accuracy, and eventually [[spoiler: shoot a target even if a person or wall is in the way, without the arrow hitting that person or wall]]wall]].

* ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'': While an odd example, Ataru Moroboshi usually uses a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]] to block [[BrattyHalfPint Jariten's]] fire breath and to hit him away, usually a few blocks. In one episode, Jariten's mother visits, and he tries to get a carnation for her, only to be delayed by many bizarre circumstances that you get used to when watching this show. In an act that might be considered kindness, Ataru hits Jariten with the frying pan, who goes flying...right into his mother's lap. Please note that Ten's mother was at least a mile away, which makes Ataru more or less as accurate as a sniper...with a frying pan.
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* ''Anime/UruseiYatsura'': While an odd example, Ataru Moroboshi usually uses a [[FryingPanOfDoom frying pan]] {{frying pan|OfDoom}} to block [[BrattyHalfPint Jariten's]] fire breath and to hit him away, usually a few blocks. In one episode, Jariten's mother visits, and he tries to get a carnation for her, only to be delayed by many bizarre circumstances that you get used to when watching this show. In an act that might be considered kindness, Ataru hits Jariten with the frying pan, who goes flying...right into his mother's lap. Please note that Ten's mother was at least a mile away, which makes Ataru more or less as accurate as a sniper...with a frying pan.

** Though normally she's OvershadowedByAwesome, sometimes to the point of being a DistressedDamsel (though, to be fair, her fiance [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ranma Saotome]] gets the DistressedDamsel treatment too, sometimes actually [[GenderBender being]] a damsel), [[{{Tsundere}} Akane Tendo]] nevertheless is repeatedly shown to have amazing skill with thrown or projectile weapons. In one of the earliest stories, she manages to accurately shoot an arrow laden with a bag containing about a ''kilo'' of catnip, and repeatedly manages to nail just about anyone she pleases with thrown weapons, no matter [[ImprovisedWeapon what she's actually throwing]]. One notable example is when Hikaru Gosunkugi tries to ruin Ranma's reputation by dressing up in costume and harassing Furinkan Girls, only to pull this on Akane, who promptly attacks him and, when he outruns her, throws an apple at him. It ''bends around a corner'', practically at a 90 degree angle, and hits him hard enough to knock him head over heels.
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** Though normally she's OvershadowedByAwesome, sometimes to the point of being a DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress (though, to be fair, her fiance [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Ranma Saotome]] gets the DistressedDamsel same treatment too, sometimes actually [[GenderBender being]] a damsel), [[{{Tsundere}} Akane Tendo]] nevertheless is repeatedly shown to have amazing skill with thrown or projectile weapons. In one of the earliest stories, she manages to accurately shoot an arrow laden with a bag containing about a ''kilo'' of catnip, and repeatedly manages to nail just about anyone she pleases with thrown weapons, no matter [[ImprovisedWeapon what she's actually throwing]]. One notable example is when Hikaru Gosunkugi tries to ruin Ranma's reputation by dressing up in costume and harassing Furinkan Girls, only to pull this on Akane, who promptly attacks him and, when he outruns her, throws an apple at him. It ''bends around a corner'', practically at a 90 degree angle, and hits him hard enough to knock him head over heels.

** And then there was Shinji, he hit several turrets while running so he could be able to look at the girls bathing. [[spoiler: He lands on Sousuke's crotch]].
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** And then there was Shinji, he hit several turrets while running so he could be able to look at the girls bathing. [[spoiler: He lands on Sousuke's crotch]].crotch.]]

* In the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex 2nd GIG'' episode "Poker Face", the Major and Saito face off. It becomes a game of IKnowYouKnowIKnow when [[spoiler: Saito is viewing the skills of The Major and realizes she does not have the software for midrange sniping skills. He attempts to shoot her before she can download the software. The Major had been fooling Saito into thinking that she couldn't shoot down his bullets midflight the whole time and shoots him in the eye.]] [[MindScrew Maybe]].
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* In the ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex 2nd GIG'' episode "Poker Face", the Major and Saito face off. It becomes a game of IKnowYouKnowIKnow when [[spoiler: Saito is viewing the skills of The Major and realizes she does not have the software for midrange sniping skills. He attempts to shoot her before she can download the software. The Major had been fooling Saito into thinking that she couldn't shoot down his bullets midflight the whole time and shoots him in the eye.]] eye]]. [[MindScrew Maybe]].

** Vice managed to snipe the head of a [[HollywoodCyborg Combat Cyborg]] who was attacking an ally, with said ally being in the way of his line of sight, through a building window, from a moving helicopter that couldn't be seen from said building. And he did this while said cyborg had previously been playing possum, so he only had a split second to react and perform the shot. ** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in a flashback by the same character. A gunman is [[HumanShield holding a little girl hostage]]. (Even worse? Said little girl is Vice's ''sister'', Laguna.) He takes the shot [[spoiler: and hits her in [[EyeScream the EYE!!!]] The guilt from this caused him to quit his job as a sniper and become a helicopter pilot. The girl visits him later in the series while he is hospitalized and she appears to have a glass eye.]]
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** Vice managed to snipe the head of a [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Combat Cyborg]] who was attacking an ally, with said ally being in the way of his line of sight, through a building window, from a moving helicopter that couldn't be seen from said building. And he did this while said cyborg had previously been playing possum, so he only had a split second to react and perform the shot. ** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] {{Subverted|Trope}} in a flashback by the same character. A gunman is [[HumanShield holding a little girl hostage]]. (Even worse? Said little girl is Vice's ''sister'', Laguna.) He takes the shot [[spoiler: and hits her in [[EyeScream the EYE!!!]] The guilt from this caused him to quit his job as a sniper and become a helicopter pilot. The girl visits him later in the series while he is hospitalized and she appears to have a glass eye.]]eye]].

** A less noticed example would be Lady Une of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. She managed a headshot with a standard hand gun, while the target was in free-fall and she was in the airplane she had thrown the target out of 8 seconds prior. ''Wing'' also has Trowa Barton, pilot of Gundam Heavyarms. In TheMovie alone, we see him [[ShootTheBullet shooting missiles out of the air]] and fighting hundreds of opponents [[NonLethalKO without a single fatality]]. Nothing impressive for your standard ColdSniper, right? Well, Trowa does all this with '''[[GatlingGood Gatlings]]'''. On top of that, in one episode we see that Heavyarms' control system ''doesn't'' auto-compensate for the added weight of the Gatlings, meaning there's incredible resistance on the control sticks[[note]]Heero attempts to move the arm when he's forced to use the Heavyarms in a duel, but it barely budges and he re-opens a wound inflicted earlier[[/note]]; on the plus side, this also means that the Heavyarms gains a massive boost in speed and maneuverability when the Gatlings run out of ammo and Trowa drops them.
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** A less noticed example would be Lady Une of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. She managed a headshot with a standard hand gun, while the target was in free-fall and she was in the airplane she had thrown the target out of 8 seconds prior. ''Wing'' also has Trowa Barton, pilot of Gundam Heavyarms. In TheMovie alone, we see him [[ShootTheBullet shooting missiles out of the air]] and fighting hundreds of opponents [[NonLethalKO without a single fatality]]. Nothing impressive for your standard ColdSniper, right? Well, Trowa does all this with '''[[GatlingGood Gatlings]]'''.'''{{Gatling|Good}}s'''. On top of that, in one episode we see that Heavyarms' control system ''doesn't'' auto-compensate for the added weight of the Gatlings, meaning there's incredible resistance on the control sticks[[note]]Heero attempts to move the arm when he's forced to use the Heavyarms in a duel, but it barely budges and he re-opens a wound inflicted earlier[[/note]]; on the plus side, this also means that the Heavyarms gains a massive boost in speed and maneuverability when the Gatlings run out of ammo and Trowa drops them.

** This could be due to his being claimed to be the ultimate Coordinator by Rau Le Creuset towards the end of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''
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** This could be due to his being claimed to be the ultimate Coordinator by Rau Le Creuset towards the end of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''.

* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' not only hits practically every time, but it seems like every {{mook}} she shoots dies instantly or is at least incapacitated. The secret is she shoots both her guns at once at the same target (usually) putting down a withering barrage of fire and hitting said target multiple times. Even when executing a badly wounded mook she pumps five bullets into him - which says something about Revy I guess.
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* Revy from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' not only hits practically every time, but it seems like every {{mook}} {{mook|s}} she shoots dies instantly or is at least incapacitated. The secret is she shoots both her guns at once at the same target (usually) putting down a withering barrage of fire and hitting said target multiple times. Even when executing a badly wounded mook she pumps five bullets into him - which says something about Revy I guess.

* Natsuki from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' shoots several ''FlechetteStorm magical darts'' out of the air with dual pistols.
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* Natsuki from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' shoots several ''FlechetteStorm magical darts'' out of the air with dual pistols.

* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', when [[spoiler: in the last episode Matsuda manages to accurately shoot a pen out of Light's hand as he tries to write down Near's name on a hidden piece of Death Note.]] He pulls it off even better in the movie version: [[spoiler:he shoots Light's watch off his wrist (note that this still broke Light's wrist and he was bleeding pretty badly from it).]] The movie foreshadows his skill somewhat by offhandedly mentioning that he's a sharpshooter.
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* In ''Manga/DeathNote'', when [[spoiler: in the last episode Matsuda manages to accurately shoot a pen out of Light's hand as he tries to write down Near's name on a hidden piece of Death Note.]] Note]]. He pulls it off even better in the movie version: [[spoiler:he shoots Light's watch off his wrist (note that this still broke Light's wrist and he was bleeding pretty badly from it).]] it)]]. The movie foreshadows his skill somewhat by offhandedly mentioning that he's a sharpshooter.

* Although the main cast packs two snipers, the most ridiculous case of this in Manga/{{Jormungand}} is pulled by ChildSoldier Jonah, who deflects a rocket launcher shot with a grenade. Repeat, an explosive projectile moving at just under the speed of sound with a ''grenade!''
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* Although the main cast packs two snipers, the most ridiculous case of this in Manga/{{Jormungand}} is pulled by ChildSoldier {{Child Soldier|s}} Jonah, who deflects a rocket launcher shot with a grenade. Repeat, an explosive projectile moving at just under the speed of sound with a ''grenade!''

* Bullseye, the PsychoForHire ProfessionalKiller who serves as the ArchNemesis to Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, who mixes this with a physics-defying ability to propel projectiles to turn a variety of mundane household objects into [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]]. Among the objects Bullseye has used to kill people: paperclips, [[DeathDealer playing cards]], golf balls, orange pits, [[ThePenIsMightier a ballpoint pen]], a toothpick, a salted peanut, and one of his own teeth. He rarely stoops so low as to use an actual gun.
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* Bullseye, the PsychoForHire ProfessionalKiller who serves as the ArchNemesis to Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, who mixes this with a physics-defying ability to propel projectiles to turn a variety of mundane household objects into [[ImprovisedWeapon Improvised Weapons]].{{Improvised Weapon}}s. Among the objects Bullseye has used to kill people: paperclips, [[DeathDealer playing cards]], golf balls, orange pits, [[ThePenIsMightier a ballpoint pen]], a toothpick, a salted peanut, and one of his own teeth. He rarely stoops so low as to use an actual gun.

** In the film, he goes after Daredevil because he made him miss.
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** In [[Film/{{Daredevil}} the film, film]], he goes after Daredevil because he made him miss.

* There are two [[GreenLantern Lanterns]] that top him. Bedovian, a Yellow Lantern and John Stewart, a GreenLantern. The two of them are capable of [[ColdSniper sniping]] each other from ''three space sectors away''. Just to give you an idea of how big a sector is, the entire universe is divided into 3600 sectors by the Green Lantern Corps. A conservative estimate would put the size of a sector in the several hundreds of thousands of lightyears.
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* There are two [[GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Lanterns]] that top him. Bedovian, a Yellow Lantern and John Stewart, a GreenLantern.Franchise/GreenLantern. The two of them are capable of [[ColdSniper sniping]] each other from ''three space sectors away''. Just to give you an idea of how big a sector is, the entire universe is divided into 3600 sectors by the Green Lantern Corps. A conservative estimate would put the size of a sector in the several hundreds of thousands of lightyears.

* From both TheDCU and Marvel comics, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower self-trained]] superhero archers ComicBook/GreenArrow and ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, and their families of characters, can ''ricochet'' arrows off walls and into targets. And that's not even getting into [[TrickArrow "boxing glove arrows", "bomb arrows", "net arrows" or "cat arrows"]] (don't ask). They have, at times, been depicted as so implausibly good, some people [[EpilepticTrees theorize]] that they actually have psychokinesis and are simply using it to show off by making it look like they're the world's greatest archers. The fact that the artists and writers of their titles usually don't do very much research into how archers actually even ''hold'' their bows drives it home for a lot of people. ** In ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', Green Arrow has lost an arm and still manages to be a crackshot. *** Green Arrow once lost ''both'' arms (he got better) and still managed to pull off a shot by bracing the bow with his feet and pulling the arrow back with his teeth. * In the UltimateMarvel universe, Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} is an expert marksman who chooses to use a bow because of the challenge. He was shown to be deadly with anything he could throw, even killing a room full of armed guards while strapped down to a chair ''by flicking his fingernails.'' (He did mention at some point that it was not only practise, but that his vision was artificially enhanced.) *** At one point he runs out of arrows and starts shooting piece of rebar at people. It's such typical behavior that no one even mentions it. ** The main universe Hawkeye, in the Comicbook/HawkeyeAndMockingbird series, fired three Pym Particle arrows - arrows whose heads were capsules filled with ''dozens'' of toothpick-sized arrows that were treated with the chemical Ant-Man uses to get bigger/smaller. When they deployed and expanded, the thugs they were facing got to [[ThreeHundred fight in the shade]]. Every single one was taken down non-fatally. Hawkeye simply said he never hits what he wasn't aiming for. Did I mention this was [[RuleOfCool during a motorcycle chase]]?
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* From both TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU and Marvel comics, Franchise/MarvelUniverse, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower self-trained]] superhero archers ComicBook/GreenArrow and ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, and their families of characters, can ''ricochet'' arrows off walls and into targets. And that's not even getting into [[TrickArrow "boxing glove arrows", "bomb arrows", "net arrows" or "cat arrows"]] (don't ask). They have, at times, been depicted as so implausibly good, some people [[EpilepticTrees theorize]] that they actually have psychokinesis and are simply using it to show off by making it look like they're the world's greatest archers. The fact that the artists and writers of their titles usually don't do very much research into how archers actually even ''hold'' their bows drives it home for a lot of people. ** In ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', ''Comicbook/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'', Green Arrow has lost an arm and still manages to be a crackshot. *** crackshot. Green Arrow once lost ''both'' arms (he got better) and still managed to pull off a shot by bracing the bow with his feet and pulling the arrow back with his teeth. * In the UltimateMarvel ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}} is an expert marksman who chooses to use a bow because of the challenge. He was shown to be deadly with anything he could throw, even killing a room full of armed guards while strapped down to a chair ''by flicking his fingernails.'' (He did mention at some point that it was not only practise, but that his vision was artificially enhanced.) *** ) At one point he runs out of arrows and starts shooting piece of rebar at people. It's such typical behavior that no one even mentions it. ** The main universe Hawkeye, in the Comicbook/HawkeyeAndMockingbird series, fired three Pym Particle arrows - arrows whose heads were capsules filled with ''dozens'' of toothpick-sized arrows that were treated with the chemical Ant-Man uses to get bigger/smaller. When they deployed and expanded, the thugs they were facing got to [[ThreeHundred [[Film/ThreeHundred fight in the shade]]. Every single one was taken down non-fatally. Hawkeye simply said he never hits what he wasn't aiming for. Did I mention this was [[RuleOfCool This was during a motorcycle chase]]?chase.]]

** Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} has also done the plugging-a-gun (and surely Bullseye too, though I can't think of any specific examples). FrankMiller really likes these feats, doesn't he? * Allan Quartermain gained access to ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' mostly by virtue of his Improbable Aiming Skills. At least he's got the good grace to use a ''rifle''. The film version did, at least; in the comic, Allan is considered valuable for his experience in adventuring more than anything else, and his signature weapon is an elephant gun and, later, a custom-made double-barreled shotgun -- firearms that are ''very'' hard to miss with. ** In the film, he also manages to teach [[TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]] to shoot just as accurately, which proves useful in taking out the BigBad. Interestingly, the film also shows that Quartermain's vision isn't what it used to be. He needs glasses, but can still shoot just as precisely.
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** Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} has also done the plugging-a-gun (and surely Bullseye too, though I can't think of any specific examples). FrankMiller too). Creator/FrankMiller really likes these feats, doesn't he? * Allan Quartermain gained access to ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' mostly by virtue of his Improbable Aiming Skills. At least he's got the good grace to use a ''rifle''. [[Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen The film film]] version did, at least; in the comic, Allan is considered valuable for his experience in adventuring more than anything else, and his signature weapon is an elephant gun and, later, a custom-made double-barreled shotgun -- firearms that are ''very'' hard to miss with. ** with. In the film, he also manages to teach [[TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer Tom Sawyer]] to shoot just as accurately, which proves useful in taking out the BigBad. Interestingly, the film also shows that Quartermain's vision isn't what it used to be. He needs glasses, but can still shoot just as precisely.

* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}, a gun-wielding assassin and sometimes {{Antihero}} from TheDCU, has a long-standing reputation for never missing his shot (unless he happens to be [[ContractualImmortality aiming at Batman]]). In a ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' miniseries, he took out six targets scattered around a room ''while blindfolded''. Not only this, but he has ricocheted his bullets off poles, while turned around, and hit each target with perfect accuracy.
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* ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}, a gun-wielding assassin and sometimes {{Antihero}} from TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, has a long-standing reputation for never missing his shot (unless he happens to be [[ContractualImmortality [[PlotArmor aiming at Batman]]). In a ''ComicBook/SuicideSquad'' miniseries, he took out six targets scattered around a room ''while blindfolded''. Not only this, but he has ricocheted his bullets off poles, while turned around, and hit each target with perfect accuracy.

* Comicbook/{{Superman}}, in one comic, pretends to be a villain named the [[SuperDickery Golden Dart]], kidnaps Lois Lane, and throws darts at her. His Improbable Aiming Skills allow him to keep himself from hitting Lois, instead missing her by "scant inches".
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* Comicbook/{{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, in one comic, pretends to be a villain named the [[SuperDickery Golden Dart]], kidnaps Lois Lane, and throws darts at her. His Improbable Aiming Skills allow him to keep himself from hitting Lois, instead missing her by "scant inches".

* In an early issue of ''Comicbook/CableAndDeadpool'', while Wade (Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}) is casually conversing with Nate (Cable) about how he no longer feels the urge to kill, he rolls a pebble around between his fingers. When Nate's not looking, he lets it fly and nails a dragonfly so that the pebble knocks the body dead-center, leaving the wings on either side. (Really.)
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* In an early issue of ''Comicbook/CableAndDeadpool'', while Wade (Comicbook/{{Deadpool}}) (SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}) is casually conversing with Nate (Cable) (ComicBook/{{Cable}}) about how he no longer feels the urge to kill, he rolls a pebble around between his fingers. When Nate's not looking, he lets it fly and nails a dragonfly so that the pebble knocks the body dead-center, leaving the wings on either side. (Really.)

* Since ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' is using EyeBeams, you'd expect him to have very little trouble hitting whatever he can see. That doesn't explain his ability to pull off such shots as precision-stunning Professor X after ricocheting the beam around three corners or destroying six fast-moving targets, at least two of them behind him, with a single shot. ** [[WordOfGod It's been officially stated]] that Cyclops's mutant ability includes an intuitive knowledge of how to ricochet his own optic blasts. ** In old comics, this was attributed to his spending most of his training time in the Danger Room practicing how to pull off ricochets and other trick shots with his eyebeam. It even joked that he's one hell of a pool player. ** The ''X-Men Noir'' series recasts him as an ace gunman, thus having him play out a more typical version of this trope. Not only that, but he's an ''actual'' Cyclops, sporting a possibly blind, possibly glass left eye.
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* Since ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' is using EyeBeams, you'd expect him to have very little trouble hitting whatever he can see. That doesn't explain his ability to pull off such shots as precision-stunning Professor X after ricocheting the beam around three corners or destroying six fast-moving targets, at least two of them behind him, with a single shot. ** shot. [[WordOfGod It's been officially stated]] that Cyclops's mutant ability includes an intuitive knowledge of how to ricochet his own optic blasts. ** blasts. In old comics, this was attributed to his spending most of his training time in the Danger Room practicing how to pull off ricochets and other trick shots with his eyebeam. It even joked that he's one hell of a pool player. ** player. The ''X-Men Noir'' series recasts him as an ace gunman, thus having him play out a more typical version of this trope. Not only that, but he's an ''actual'' Cyclops, sporting a possibly blind, possibly glass left eye.

* Arrowette of ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', who is probably not a member of the Comicbook/GreenArrow Clan, was once shown having a conversation with her mother (the [[LegacyCharacter first Arrowette]]) while playing darts. The camera pans back to show a line of darts driven into each other point to tail, RobinHood style, from the first, dead center on the target. The ladies decide they really need to find a different game to compete with.
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* Arrowette of ''ComicBook/YoungJustice'', who is probably not a member of the Comicbook/GreenArrow Clan, was once shown having a conversation with her mother (the [[LegacyCharacter first Arrowette]]) while playing darts. The camera pans back to show a line of darts driven into each other point to tail, RobinHood Myth/RobinHood style, from the first, dead center on the target. The ladies decide they really need to find a different game to compete with.

* And, of course, there's Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's ability in throwing his shield to [[PinballProjectile hit multiple targets by means of ricocheting]], and [[BoomerangComeback still come back to his grasp]]. ** Though, in early issues of the Avengers, the "coming back" part was explained by little magnets on the shield and on his gloves. This was later retconned into simply being the product of lots and lots of practice; when John Walker was brought in to replace him as Captain America, it took weeks of training with the Taskmaster for him to even be able to throw it reliably; he ''never'' figured out how to get it to ricochet or hit multiple targets or come back to him after being thrown. Tony Stark later noted how embarrassed he was for bragging about the magnets he'd put on Cap's shield, and how Steve was enough of a gentleman to never say a word about it. ** The only other person who could match Steve's ability with the shield ''including'' the ricocheting is Hawkeye.
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* And, of course, there's Comicbook/CaptainAmerica's ability in throwing his shield to [[PinballProjectile hit multiple targets by means of ricocheting]], and [[BoomerangComeback still come back to his grasp]]. ** grasp]]. Though, in early issues of the Avengers, the "coming back" part was explained by little magnets on the shield and on his gloves. This was later retconned into simply being the product of lots and lots of practice; when John Walker was brought in to replace him as Captain America, it took weeks of training with the Taskmaster ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} for him to even be able to throw it reliably; he ''never'' figured out how to get it to ricochet or hit multiple targets or come back to him after being thrown. [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark Stark]] later noted how embarrassed he was for bragging about the magnets he'd put on Cap's shield, and how Steve was enough of a gentleman to never say a word about it. ** it. The only other person who could match Steve's ability with the shield ''including'' the ricocheting is Hawkeye.

* In his first appearance in the pages of ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'', the villain Prometheus fired a bullet at Catwoman from one of his gauntlet-guns. The ComicBook/{{Huntress}} shot the bullet out of midair with a crossbow bolt. This is a woman who, when introduced, was just a schoolteacher who worked out a lot.
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* In his first appearance in the pages of ''ComicBook/{{JLA}}'', ''Franchise/{{J|usticeLeagueOfAmerica}}LA'', the villain Prometheus fired a bullet at Catwoman from one of his gauntlet-guns. The ComicBook/{{Huntress}} shot the bullet out of midair with a crossbow bolt. This is a woman who, when introduced, was just a schoolteacher who worked out a lot.

* In an early episode of ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo'', the hero is attacked by a ruffian who is so dirty that flies swarm around him. That is, before the attack. A second's worth of flashing steel later all the flies are lying on the floor, split in half. Except for the last one that's been filleted.
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* ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo'' ** In an early episode of ''Comicbook/UsagiYojimbo'', episode, the hero is attacked by a ruffian who is so dirty that flies swarm around him. That is, before the attack. A second's worth of flashing steel later all the flies are lying on the floor, split in half. Except for the last one that's been filleted.

* Former Comicbook/GreenArrow sidekick Roy Harper, [[IHaveManyNames aka Speedy aka Arsenal aka Red Arrow aka Arsenal again]], boasts that he never misses -- boasts that he can back up. During the ''Rise of Arsenal'' storyline, Roy, in a fit of rage, stricken with grief, addled with drugs, and handicapped by his unfamiliar cybernetic arm, breaks his bow, throws it at a bullseye -- ''and hits it dead center''. Even when doped up, handicapped, and mentally unbalanced, he never misses. ** Note that right before this he ''had'' missed every actual shot he took with the bow. The point at the time was to recast Roy back into his non-archer gun/knife nut phase. Or to show that he was so messed up he was overthinking his shots.
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* Former Comicbook/GreenArrow sidekick Roy Harper, [[IHaveManyNames aka Speedy aka Arsenal aka Red Arrow aka Arsenal again]], boasts that he never misses -- boasts that he can back up. During the ''Rise of Arsenal'' storyline, Roy, in a fit of rage, stricken with grief, addled with drugs, and handicapped by his unfamiliar cybernetic arm, breaks his bow, throws it at a bullseye -- ''and hits it dead center''. Even when doped up, handicapped, and mentally unbalanced, he never misses. ** misses. Note that right before this he ''had'' missed every actual shot he took with the bow. The point at the time was to recast Roy back into his non-archer gun/knife nut phase. Or to show that he was so messed up he was overthinking his shots.

* Best Tiger, a new member of ImageComics' Guardians of the Globe, is by a wide margin the greatest marksman to ever live. Which is why he wears a blindfold so his work will remain challenging. He is introduced using a single bullet to take out several dozen men via ricochet; he intentionally inflicted superficial yet disabling wounds so the bullet would be able to keep up its momentum.
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* Best Tiger, a new member of ImageComics' Creator/ImageComics' Guardians of the Globe, is by a wide margin the greatest marksman to ever live. Which is why he wears a blindfold so his work will remain challenging. He is introduced using a single bullet to take out several dozen men via ricochet; he intentionally inflicted superficial yet disabling wounds so the bullet would be able to keep up its momentum.

* There's an {{Elseworlds}} comic in which ComicBook/TheFlash (Wally West) has lost his legs. His contribution to battles is now as a gunslinger, since he has all the time in the world to aim every shot. (For some inexplicable reason he's shown using ordinary handguns. He could probably aim every shot with a machinegun on full-auto.) * While most characters in ComicBook/TheWalkingDead have remarkable skill at headshotting zombies, Andrea's marksmanship is acknowledged and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] In-Universe as being absurdly good. Whether she's fighting zombies or other humans she's virtually never shown landing anything but perfect headshots. The most impressive part is that Andrea never even fired a gun before the ZombieApocalypse.
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* There's an {{Elseworlds}} comic in which ComicBook/TheFlash Franchise/TheFlash (Wally West) has lost his legs. His contribution to battles is now as a gunslinger, since he has all the time in the world to aim every shot. (For some inexplicable reason he's shown using ordinary handguns. He could probably aim every shot with a machinegun on full-auto.) * While most characters in ComicBook/TheWalkingDead have remarkable skill at headshotting zombies, Andrea's marksmanship is acknowledged and [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d In-Universe as being absurdly good. Whether she's fighting zombies or other humans she's virtually never shown landing anything but perfect headshots. The most impressive part is that Andrea never even fired a gun before the ZombieApocalypse.

* Domino, a [[AntiHero not-too-picky mercenary]] who ended up joining up with ComicBook/{{Cable}} in ''ComicBook/XForce'' takes this trope literally. Her mutant power is is to subconsciously alter probability in her favor, so if there's a trillion-to-one chance of her making a shot, she's going to make the shot. Any time she misses is due to an outside force affecting the bullet after it's fired, or her target being [[DodgeTheBullet just that fast]].
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* Domino, a [[AntiHero not-too-picky mercenary]] who ended up joining up with ComicBook/{{Cable}} in ''ComicBook/XForce'' takes this trope literally. Her mutant power is is to subconsciously alter probability in her favor, so if there's a trillion-to-one chance of her making a shot, she's going to make the shot. Any time she misses is due to an outside force affecting the bullet after it's fired, or her target being [[DodgeTheBullet just that fast]].

* ComicBook/TexWiller is usually shown as a realistically good shot in addition to the FastestGunInTheWest. Then in one occasion he used his Winchester to shoot a sniper from the limit of said sniper's ''Sharps''. {{Justified}} by the fact he knew what he was doing, and [[RealityIsUnrealistic applied the real-life technique of aiming at a point over the sniper counting for the bullet drop to put the shot on target]] (an extremely difficult shot, [[LampshadeHanging as Tex stated while he calculated the path]]).
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* ComicBook/TexWiller is usually shown as a realistically good shot in addition to the FastestGunInTheWest. Then in one occasion he used his Winchester to shoot a sniper from the limit of said sniper's ''Sharps''. {{Justified}} {{Justified|Trope}} by the fact he knew what he was doing, and [[RealityIsUnrealistic applied the real-life technique of aiming at a point over the sniper counting for the bullet drop to put the shot on target]] (an extremely difficult shot, [[LampshadeHanging as Tex stated while he calculated the path]]).

* And then there's ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}''. The Spartan soldier in that video is simply put, an insane marksman with just about ANYTHING. Ricochets from sniper fire hitting moving targets and ricoheting off of OTHER moving targets, insane levels of accuracy with rapid-fire weapons at a full run, THREE TON VEHICLES, SHOTGUN FU. Seriously. It's like watching every action movie hero's specialty with a weapon crammed into a can of complete fuckwin.
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* And then there's ''WebAnimation/{{Haloid}}''. The Spartan soldier in that video is simply put, an insane marksman with just about ANYTHING. Ricochets from sniper fire hitting moving targets and ricoheting ricocheting off of OTHER moving targets, insane levels of accuracy with rapid-fire weapons at a full run, THREE TON VEHICLES, SHOTGUN FU. Seriously. It's like watching every action movie hero's specialty with a weapon crammed into a can of complete fuckwin.

* ''Fanfic/{{Ferris}}'': The main feature of the alien Infiltrators, which are this fic's Thin Men. And that's before one gets [[spoiler:plasma sniper rifles.]]
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* ''Fanfic/{{Ferris}}'': The main feature of the alien Infiltrators, which are this fic's Thin Men. And that's before one gets [[spoiler:plasma sniper rifles.]]rifles]].

* Pretty much any Hollywood depiction of RobinHood, ever.
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* Pretty much any Hollywood depiction of RobinHood, Myth/RobinHood, ever.

** As noted in the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy page the protagonists display such a level of technical competency (or luck) that most {{mook}}s look completely incompetent by comparison, even though they often aren't.
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** As noted in the ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy page the protagonists display such a level of technical competency (or luck) that most {{mook}}s {{mooks}} look completely incompetent by comparison, even though they often aren't.

** In ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'', Cross' skills surpass the aforementioned shot. When he's up againts a Predator drone about half a kilometer away, he manages to down it with nothing but a rifle. The drone's operators are rather shocked when they're told that the man they're trying to take out is only armed with a high-powered rifle. Of course, ''legacy'' makes it clear that Bounre and the rest of the Treadstone agents, along with the other projects' agents, are explicitly enhanced both physically and mentally via retroviral engineering.
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** In ''Film/TheBourneLegacy'', Cross' skills surpass the aforementioned shot. When he's up againts against a Predator drone about half a kilometer away, he manages to down it with nothing but a rifle. The drone's operators are rather shocked when they're told that the man they're trying to take out is only armed with a high-powered rifle. Of course, ''legacy'' makes it clear that Bounre and the rest of the Treadstone agents, along with the other projects' agents, are explicitly enhanced both physically and mentally via retroviral engineering.

** This is taken to its logical extreme in the comic. Wesley and his father are ''literally perfect'' shots; [[spoiler: at the end of comic, Wesley's father forces him to execute him, because a few weeks ago he missed a target (with a pistol) at about ''half a mile,'' chalking it up to old age. He can't imagine being less than the absolute best.]]
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** This is taken to its logical extreme in the comic. Wesley and his father are ''literally perfect'' shots; [[spoiler: at the end of comic, Wesley's father forces him to execute him, because a few weeks ago he missed a target (with a pistol) at about ''half a mile,'' chalking it up to old age. He can't imagine being less than the absolute best.]]best]].

** In [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie]], [=RoboCop=] shoots the gun out of a villain's hands -- then continues to shoot it, and it bounces in the air for a few seconds [[SpecialEffectsFailure almost as if it were attached to a string]].
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** In [[Film/RoboCop3 the third movie]], [=RoboCop=] shoots the gun out of a villain's hands -- then continues to shoot it, and it bounces in the air for a few seconds [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure almost as if it were attached to a string]].

* ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' does this near the end of the final battle. Hawkeye [[spoiler:charges into a small group of the enemy, shooting two Kentucky rifles simultaneously ''from the hip'' -- and hitting a separate enemy with each shot.]]
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* ''Film/LastOfTheMohicans'' does this near the end of the final battle. Hawkeye [[spoiler:charges into a small group of the enemy, shooting two Kentucky rifles simultaneously ''from the hip'' -- and hitting a separate enemy with each shot.]]shot]].

* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the 1st Creator/TimBurton Film/{{Batman}} film hits the speeding Batwing...with a handgun with a 3 foot long barrel. ** In a similar vein, Batman manages to ''[[ThouShaltNotKill completely miss]]'' the Joker while strafing him with twin mounted machine guns earlier in the scene.
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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the 1st Creator/TimBurton Creator/TimBurton's Film/{{Batman}} film hits the speeding Batwing...with a handgun with a 3 foot long barrel. ** barrel. In a similar vein, Batman manages to ''[[ThouShaltNotKill completely miss]]'' the Joker while strafing him with twin mounted machine guns earlier in the scene.

* In the [[InNameOnly movie version]] of ''Film/IRobot'', Bridget Moynahan shoots a robot attacking Will Smith ''with her eyes closed''. He's less than happy when he finds out... but, "it worked, didn't it?" ** Not to mention Will Smith pulling out [[GunsAkimbo two guns]] and hitting his targets ''while jumping off the back of a moving motorcycle.'' * ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'', The [[ColdSniper Nazi major]] in particular has some insane skills, including the ability to ''shoot through a piece of string'' the hero is trying to use to retrieve his out-of-reach rifle. Also at another point, a few Russians are jumping a hole in a run down building. When one soldier is in mid-air the sniper ''nails him right in the head!'' Not only is the shot impossible, but the sniper wouldn't be dumb enough to even attempt it!
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* In the [[InNameOnly movie version]] of ''Film/IRobot'', Bridget Moynahan shoots a robot attacking Will Smith ''with her eyes closed''. He's less than happy when he finds out... but, "it worked, didn't it?" ** it?" Not to mention Will Smith pulling out [[GunsAkimbo two guns]] and hitting his targets ''while jumping off the back of a moving motorcycle.'' * ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'', ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': The [[ColdSniper Nazi major]] in particular has some insane skills, including the ability to ''shoot through a piece of string'' the hero is trying to use to retrieve his out-of-reach rifle. Also at another point, a few Russians are jumping a hole in a run down building. When one soldier is in mid-air the sniper ''nails him right in the head!'' Not only is the shot impossible, but the sniper wouldn't be dumb enough to even attempt it!

* ''[=McQ=]''. At the beginning of the movie the [[JohnWayne title character]] shoots a hitman fleeing from him at an impressive distance with a six-inch magnum revolver, much to the awe of a witness. However this crack shooting is not carried on in other scenes, where admittedly he's being shot back at. However when [=McQ=] gets his hands on an [[CoolGuns Ingram MAC-10]], the question of accuracy [[MoreDakka becomes moot]]. * ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': Immediately after the DynamicEntry into the Russian mobsters' hotel room, the SiblingTeam happens to get caught up in some rope, and then draw weapons and outfire nine mobsters. Of course, they do this all while dual wielding 9mm pistols, upside down, and spinning, after having a good eight foot drop. And they don't miss. {{Lampshaded}}, multiple times, afterwards.
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* ''[=McQ=]''. At the beginning of the movie the [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne title character]] shoots a hitman fleeing from him at an impressive distance with a six-inch magnum revolver, much to the awe of a witness. However this crack shooting is not carried on in other scenes, where admittedly he's being shot back at. However when [=McQ=] gets his hands on an [[CoolGuns Ingram MAC-10]], the question of accuracy [[MoreDakka becomes moot]]. * ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'': Immediately after the DynamicEntry into the Russian mobsters' hotel room, the SiblingTeam happens to get caught up in some rope, and then draw weapons and outfire nine mobsters. Of course, they do this all while dual wielding 9mm pistols, upside down, and spinning, after having a good eight foot drop. And they don't miss. {{Lampshaded}}, {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, multiple times, afterwards.

* In ''CrocodileDundee'', Mick Dundee can hit just about anything he wants precisely. Shown by his knife throw against one of the punk kids and later killing off a security camera feed with a ''stone''.
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* In ''CrocodileDundee'', ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', Mick Dundee can hit just about anything he wants precisely. Shown by his knife throw against one of the punk kids and later killing off a security camera feed with a ''stone''.

* Subverted in ''Film/{{Orphan}}'' by the end of the movie when [[spoiler:Max picks up a gun that Kate had dropped earlier and aims it at Esther, but ends up shooting the ice they're standing on instead.]]
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Orphan}}'' by the end of the movie when [[spoiler:Max picks up a gun that Kate had dropped earlier and aims it at Esther, but ends up shooting the ice they're standing on instead.]]instead]].

* Seso in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. ** His Hashashin counterpart with a wrist-mounted launcher also counts.
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* Seso in ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. ** ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime''. His Hashashin counterpart with a wrist-mounted launcher also counts.

* Parodied in ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'', with Topper throwing ''a grenade right into the mouth'' of a Mook, and some Mooks carrying ''marksmanship targets'' over differents parts of their body, and the Robin-Hooded chicken and [[ParodiedTrope ...]]
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* Parodied in ''Film/HotShotsPartDeux'', with Topper throwing ''a grenade right into the mouth'' of a Mook, and some Mooks carrying ''marksmanship targets'' over differents different parts of their body, and the Robin-Hooded chicken and [[ParodiedTrope ...]]

* Peggy Carter in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' makes some amazing shots. One of them is putting a bullet through the head of a Nazi driving in a car ''at least a block away''. ** Can't forget Cap himself and his ludicrous ricochet shots with the shield. [[SequelEscalation Done even better]] in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the sequel]].
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* Peggy Carter in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' makes some amazing shots. One of them is putting a bullet through the head of a Nazi driving in a car ''at least a block away''. ** Can't forget away''. Also Cap himself and his ludicrous ricochet shots with the shield. [[SequelEscalation Done even better]] in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the sequel]].

* [[Film/TheFifthElement Major Dallas]] displays exceptional aim when taking out sundry Mangalores on the flying hotel, starting with a triple headshot from across the auditorium, proceeding on to take out at least seven bad guys with a single burst of full-auto, without harming any civilians, and finishing up with a [[WilliamTelling William Tell]] style headshot of the lead mangalore, over the head of one of the hostages. To be fair though, he actually appeared to have to aim that last one. ** And his gun didn't even have a [[BizarreAndImprobableBallistics replay option]]. * ''Film/RobotJox'': {{Subverted}}: Tex, a retired Jock, is famous for a match where he defeated a technologically far superior Russian opponent with a shot that precisely hit a weak spot he had no way of knowing about. When asked about this, he dismissed it as being pure blind luck. [[note]] It is later revealed that he ''did'' aim for that spot: The Russians bought him off and arranged for him to win that fight to give him credibility.[[/note]]
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* [[Film/TheFifthElement ''Film/TheFifthElement'': Major Dallas]] Dallas displays exceptional aim when taking out sundry Mangalores on the flying hotel, starting with a triple headshot from across the auditorium, proceeding on to take out at least seven bad guys with a single burst of full-auto, without harming any civilians, and finishing up with a [[WilliamTelling William Tell]] style headshot of the lead mangalore, over the head of one of the hostages. To be fair though, he actually appeared to have to aim that last one. ** one. And his gun didn't even have a [[BizarreAndImprobableBallistics replay option]]. * ''Film/RobotJox'': {{Subverted}}: {{Subverted|Trope}}: Tex, a retired Jock, is famous for a match where he defeated a technologically far superior Russian opponent with a shot that precisely hit a weak spot he had no way of knowing about. When asked about this, he dismissed it as being pure blind luck. [[note]] It is later revealed that he ''did'' aim for that spot: The Russians bought him off and arranged for him to win that fight to give him credibility.[[/note]]

* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Hawkeye [[OffhandBackhand doesn't need to look at what he's shooting at,]] hitting flying Chitauri troops while eyeing up something else entirely. He also perfectly arcs an explosive arrow into one of the Helicarrier's rotors...from the ''opposite side'' of the Helicarrier.
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* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Hawkeye [[OffhandBackhand doesn't need to look at what he's shooting at,]] hitting flying Chitauri troops while eyeing up something else entirely. He also perfectly arcs an explosive arrow into one of the Helicarrier's rotors...from the ''opposite side'' of the Helicarrier.

* In the DisneyChannelOriginalMovie ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'', Kyle is a popular teenager mostly due to his incredible knack at basketball. He never misses the basket even if it's a deflection shot with his fist as he's flying through the air. It turns out he's incredibly lucky due to the fact that he's a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-leprechaun]] and wears the family's lucky coin on his neck. After his coin is swiped by one of the BigBad's {{Mook}}s, he finds out that he absolutely sucks at basketball... and then he gets better at it by the end without the coin.
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* In the DisneyChannelOriginalMovie Creator/DisneyChannel Original Movie ''Film/TheLuckOfTheIrish'', Kyle is a popular teenager mostly due to his incredible knack at basketball. He never misses the basket even if it's a deflection shot with his fist as he's flying through the air. It turns out he's incredibly lucky due to the fact that he's a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-leprechaun]] and wears the family's lucky coin on his neck. After his coin is swiped by one of the BigBad's {{Mook}}s, {{Mooks}}, he finds out that he absolutely sucks at basketball... and then he gets better at it by the end without the coin.

* In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', during the final battle, [[spoiler: Bond manages to shoot down and destroy Blofeld's helicopter with only a few shots of his Walther PPK from a few hundred meters away, at night time from a moving boat.]]
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* In ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', during the final battle, [[spoiler: Bond manages to shoot down and destroy Blofeld's helicopter with only a few shots of his Walther PPK from a few hundred meters away, at night time from a moving boat.]] boat]].

** Lampshaded in ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' when [[GrimReaper Death]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity uses his unerring dart skills to play "badly"]] and hit a bystander behind him. He addresses the fact that, logically, it is a lot harder to intentionally miss the board and have the dart end up hitting a bystander ''behind'' him than to get a bulls-eye.
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** Lampshaded in ''Discworld/ReaperMan'' when [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper Death]] [[ObfuscatingStupidity uses his unerring dart skills to play "badly"]] and hit a bystander behind him. He addresses the fact that, logically, it is a lot harder to intentionally miss the board and have the dart end up hitting a bystander ''behind'' him than to get a bulls-eye.

*** Somewhat justified in the fact that Binky is [[spoiler:the legendary [[TheGrimReaper Pale Horse]].]] When you play a game with horseshoes from [[spoiler:Death]]'s horse, you have to expect some strange things. [[spoiler: Later, one of these horseshoes is called ''the iron that goes everywhere'' and the fact it won't miss if thrown is rather important to the Elf being threatened with it.]]
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*** Somewhat justified in the fact that Binky is [[spoiler:the legendary [[TheGrimReaper Pale Horse]].]] Horse]]]]. When you play a game with horseshoes from [[spoiler:Death]]'s horse, you have to expect some strange things. [[spoiler: Later, one of these horseshoes is called ''the iron that goes everywhere'' and the fact it won't miss if thrown is rather important to the Elf being threatened with it.]]

* In the ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Master Chief is getting help in a battle from Linda, another SuperSoldier like him, armed with a sniper rifle. During the course of the fight, Linda makes a number of difficult shots, often shooting enemy pilots right out of their fliers while in flight (and in at least one case, using a ricochet to do it). When he finally grabs a flier of his own to go pick her up, he finds her hanging from a cord, and realizes she's been doing all that shooting ''one-handed''. Her shooting skills are helped by the fact that she wears a PowerArmor that responds to thoughts, not muscle movement.
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* In the ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', Master Chief is getting help in a battle from Linda, another SuperSoldier like him, armed with a sniper rifle. During the course of the fight, Linda makes a number of difficult shots, often shooting enemy pilots right out of their fliers while in flight (and in at least one case, using a ricochet to do it). When he finally grabs a flier of his own to go pick her up, he finds her hanging from a cord, and realizes she's been doing all that shooting ''one-handed''. Her shooting skills are helped by the fact that she wears a PowerArmor PoweredArmor that responds to thoughts, not muscle movement.

* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' by Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser, where the title character participates in a duel; because Flashman has rigged his opponent's gun, the opponent misses, and Flashman decides he will not shoot his opponent, instead firing a harmless shot aimed well off to one side... which ends up blasting the top off of a bottle of alcohol some distance away. Everyone takes this as proof of incredible marksmanship, giving his reputation a major boost.
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' by Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser, Creator/{{George MacDonald Fraser}}, where the title character participates in a duel; because Flashman has rigged his opponent's gun, the opponent misses, and Flashman decides he will not shoot his opponent, instead firing a harmless shot aimed well off to one side... which ends up blasting the top off of a bottle of alcohol some distance away. Everyone takes this as proof of incredible marksmanship, giving his reputation a major boost.

* Considering everyone was forced to read this book in high school, how can we forget "Deadest Shot in Maycomb County" [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Atticus Finch]]?
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* Considering everyone was forced to read this book in high school, how can we forget people should be familiar with the "Deadest Shot in Maycomb County" [[Literature/ToKillAMockingbird Atticus Finch]]?Finch]].

** Kincaid displays this kind of accuracy, firing off dozens of shots with perfect accuracy while dodging wildly, but Harry claims that Kincaid can't be human because of his ability; all humans sometimes miss. Kincaid denies this, indicating that he's [[BadassNormal just that good]]. [[spoiler: He's lying through his teeth. He's centuries old, and apparently [[HalfHumanHybrids half-demon.]]]]
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** Kincaid displays this kind of accuracy, firing off dozens of shots with perfect accuracy while dodging wildly, but Harry claims that Kincaid can't be human because of his ability; all humans sometimes miss. Kincaid denies this, indicating that he's [[BadassNormal just that good]]. [[spoiler: He's lying through his teeth. He's centuries old, and apparently [[HalfHumanHybrids [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demon.]]]]

* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', [[GreenThumb woodcrafters]] are incredibly accurate and powerful archers, able to thread arrows between inch-wide gaps in Legion shieldwalls and accurately put arrows into the crewmen of enemy ships moving at full speed on rough seas at three hundred yards. [[note]] By comparison, three hundred yards is the maximum arcing range for a composite longbow intended to be fired in massed volleys to harrass the enemy. Woodcrafters are ''sniping'' people with near-horizontal shots at that range.[[/note]] * In ''[[JackReacher One Shot]]'' the hero realizes that the Improbable Aiming Skills of a sniper are really too improbable. The guy was only an average sniper in his army days and had only sporidically practiced in the years since. He was cheating by shooting his practice targets from short range and then claiming that he did so from 600 yards. In turn another shooter who had below average scores on the shooting range was really an amazing sniper. He 'cheated' by not actually aiming at the bulls-eye but another spot on the target. He always hit what he aimed at but no one else realized that. Both men only used the shooting range when nobody was around to witness their deceptions.
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* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', [[GreenThumb woodcrafters]] are incredibly accurate and powerful archers, able to thread arrows between inch-wide gaps in Legion shieldwalls and accurately put arrows into the crewmen of enemy ships moving at full speed on rough seas at three hundred yards. [[note]] By comparison, three hundred yards is the maximum arcing range for a composite longbow intended to be fired in massed volleys to harrass harass the enemy. Woodcrafters are ''sniping'' people with near-horizontal shots at that range.[[/note]] * In ''[[JackReacher One Shot]]'' the hero realizes that the Improbable Aiming Skills of a sniper are really too improbable. The guy was only an average sniper in his army days and had only sporidically sporadically practiced in the years since. He was cheating by shooting his practice targets from short range and then claiming that he did so from 600 yards. In turn another shooter who had below average scores on the shooting range was really an amazing sniper. He 'cheated' by not actually aiming at the bulls-eye but another spot on the target. He always hit what he aimed at but no one else realized that. Both men only used the shooting range when nobody was around to witness their deceptions.

** {{Invoked}} in ''The Man Who Never Missed'':
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** {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''The Man Who Never Missed'':

* Arguably one of the best examples was Rita Repulsa. In the original series of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', she would do her MakeMyMonsterGrow by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUelB-OSneY&feature=related throwing her wand.]] Thanks to the miracle of Stock Footage, it would land in the exact same spot, every single time. Oh, and did I mention that she was throwing it from the ''moon?''
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* Arguably one of the best examples was Rita Repulsa. In the original series of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', she would do her MakeMyMonsterGrow by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUelB-OSneY&feature=related throwing her wand.]] Thanks to the miracle of Stock Footage, it would land in the exact same spot, every single time. Oh, and did I we mention that she was throwing it from the ''moon?''

* TheLoneRanger used this to avoid ever having to kill an opponent.
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* TheLoneRanger Franchise/TheLoneRanger used this to avoid ever having to kill an opponent.

* TheComicStripPresents spoofed this in ''Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown''. A detective from the gun-toting cop shows of TheSeventies shoots at a Nineties-era suspect at a hundred yards and misses, because reality has now taken over the genre.
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* TheComicStripPresents Series/TheComicStripPresents spoofed this in ''Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown''. A detective from the gun-toting cop shows of TheSeventies shoots at a Nineties-era suspect at a hundred yards and misses, because reality has now taken over the genre.

*** In a darker turn of events one of Team Westen's enemies displayed this when he killed [[spoiler: Anson and Michael's brother with the same bullet.]] When Michael interrogates this assassin he reveals that he was over a mile away looking at his target through the scope of a 50. caliber sniper rifle. At a distance like that a sniper would have to adjust his rifle to the left or the right to adjust for the direction of the wind so the bullet doesn't go off target, adjust for the rotation of the Earth, and raise his scope above the target by dozens of feet to account for bullet drop. The assassin actually mentions that he felt rather proud of himself for even managing to make a shot like that at all. Given who he killed though Michael is not at all amused.
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*** In a darker turn of events one of Team Westen's enemies displayed this when he killed [[spoiler: Anson and Michael's brother with the same bullet.]] bullet]]. When Michael interrogates this assassin he reveals that he was over a mile away looking at his target through the scope of a 50. caliber sniper rifle. At a distance like that a sniper would have to adjust his rifle to the left or the right to adjust for the direction of the wind so the bullet doesn't go off target, adjust for the rotation of the Earth, and raise his scope above the target by dozens of feet to account for bullet drop. The assassin actually mentions that he felt rather proud of himself for even managing to make a shot like that at all. Given who he killed though Michael is not at all amused.

* Played jarringly straight on a recent episode of ''WhiteCollar'', when Agent Peter Burke uncannily shoots the radio out of a mook's hand, with no damage to anything or anyone but the radio.
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* Played jarringly straight on a recent an episode of ''WhiteCollar'', ''Series/WhiteCollar'', when Agent Peter Burke uncannily shoots the radio out of a mook's hand, with no damage to anything or anyone but the radio.

* In ''ThirdWatch'', Davis assumes Sully is practicing this trope when Sully [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shoots the gun out of a crazed gunman's hand.]] Promptly subverted when Sully answers his admiration with, "Yeah, but I was aiming for his head."
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* In ''ThirdWatch'', ''Series/ThirdWatch'', Davis assumes Sully is practicing this trope when Sully [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shoots the gun out of a crazed gunman's hand.]] Promptly subverted when Sully answers his admiration with, "Yeah, but I was aiming for his head."

* [[GeniusBruiser Eliot Spencer]] in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' DoesNotLikeGuns. However, in one episode, the team is ambushed by a group of armed {{Mook}}s in a warehouse. In order to let the others escape, he grabs [[GunsAkimbo two guns]] and proceeds to distract the enemy. This distraction involves moving quickly through the warehouse in a hail of bullets, while picking off Mooks with well-placed shots. One memorable scene involves him ''sliding'' on his knees in a puddle, while making precision shots. Apparently, just because someone DoesNotLikeGuns, doesn't mean he can't use them.
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* [[GeniusBruiser Eliot Spencer]] in ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' DoesNotLikeGuns. DoesntLikeGuns. However, in one episode, the team is ambushed by a group of armed {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} in a warehouse. In order to let the others escape, he grabs [[GunsAkimbo two guns]] and proceeds to distract the enemy. This distraction involves moving quickly through the warehouse in a hail of bullets, while picking off Mooks with well-placed shots. One memorable scene involves him ''sliding'' on his knees in a puddle, while making precision shots. Apparently, just because someone DoesNotLikeGuns, DoesntLikeGuns, doesn't mean he can't use them.

* On ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' this is Hick's special power. He can analyze the environment and then make the perfect shot. In the pilot he kills a man in a windowless room with a sniper rifle by shooting though a grate, down a ventilation shaft and then cliping a second grate in such a way that the bullet tumbles just enough to hit the target sitting under it. Later on when faced with a hostage taker he ricochets a bullet off a sign so it hits the bad guy in the back since it is the only shot he can take without hitting the hostage. He can also shoot the hinges off a door using two pistols GunsAkimbo from across a street. He can also use his power for throwing object and to execute incredible feats of acrobatics. (On top of having this as a superpower, Hicks is also a trained military sniper, so the odds of him missing any kind of shot with a gun are pretty low.)
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* On ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' this is Hick's special power. He can analyze the environment and then make the perfect shot. In the pilot he kills a man in a windowless room with a sniper rifle by shooting though a grate, down a ventilation shaft and then cliping clipping a second grate in such a way that the bullet tumbles just enough to hit the target sitting under it. Later on when faced with a hostage taker he ricochets a bullet off a sign so it hits the bad guy in the back since it is the only shot he can take without hitting the hostage. He can also shoot the hinges off a door using two pistols GunsAkimbo from across a street. He can also use his power for throwing object and to execute incredible feats of acrobatics. (On top of having this as a superpower, Hicks is also a trained military sniper, so the odds of him missing any kind of shot with a gun are pretty low.)

* Unlike Mulder, Scully of ''Series/TheXFiles'' very rarely misses what she's aiming at. Mulder [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this after she's shot ''him'', to prevent him [[PercussivePrevention killing someone else]].
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* Unlike Mulder, Scully of ''Series/TheXFiles'' very rarely misses what she's aiming at. Mulder [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this after she's shot ''him'', to prevent him [[PercussivePrevention killing someone else]].

* In an episode of ''Series/ArcticAir'' a drug trafficker and a hitman are both killed during the same night by long range rifle shots. The difficulty of the shots is magnified by the fact that it happened during a major snowstorm with heavy winds. The police suspect that the criminal group the men were working for hired a sniper to kill them. It turns out that [[spoiler: the shooter was a young Native kid whose life was threatened by the criminals. His grandfather was a legendary hunter and marksman and he taught the kid everything he knew. Nobody suspected him since he never had a chance to demonstrate his skill since he left his village and came south to work for the airline.]] * In the first episode of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', we are introduced to [[BadassAdorable John's]] aiming skills when he [[spoiler: shoots the cabbie through two windows in the head and just over Sherlock's shoulder, one handed.]] Wow. Sherlock should be ''lucky'' that he had [[BigBrotherInstinct John have his back.]] Gosh knows where he'd be without him. [[NightmareFuel Probably dead already.]] ''Yikes.''
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* In an episode of ''Series/ArcticAir'' a drug trafficker and a hitman are both killed during the same night by long range rifle shots. The difficulty of the shots is magnified by the fact that it happened during a major snowstorm with heavy winds. The police suspect that the criminal group the men were working for hired a sniper to kill them. It turns out that [[spoiler: the shooter was a young Native kid whose life was threatened by the criminals. His grandfather was a legendary hunter and marksman and he taught the kid everything he knew. Nobody suspected him since he never had a chance to demonstrate his skill since he left his village and came south to work for the airline.]] airline]]. * In the first episode of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', we are introduced to [[BadassAdorable John's]] aiming skills when he [[spoiler: shoots the cabbie through two windows in the head and just over Sherlock's shoulder, one handed.]] handed]]. Wow. Sherlock should be ''lucky'' that he had [[BigBrotherInstinct John have his back.]] Gosh knows where he'd be without him. [[NightmareFuel Probably dead already.]] ''Yikes.''

* Averted spectacularly in an episode of ''TheWestWing''. A group of white supremacists open fire with the intention of killing [[spoiler:Charlie Young, because he's a black man dating a white woman who also happens to be the president's daughter.]] They miss their target (who is out in the open and in plain sight) and instead they hit [[spoiler:the President of the United States as well as the deputy chief of staff, who was at least fifteen meters away and up a flight of stairs.]]
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* Averted spectacularly in an episode of ''TheWestWing''. ''Series/TheWestWing''. A group of white supremacists open fire with the intention of killing [[spoiler:Charlie Young, because he's a black man dating a white woman who also happens to be the president's daughter.]] daughter]]. They miss their target (who is out in the open and in plain sight) and instead they hit [[spoiler:the President of the United States as well as the deputy chief of staff, who was at least fifteen meters away and up a flight of stairs.]]stairs]].

* On ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', Daisy was being tested for a job with the sheriff's office. She was given 5 bullets and told to hit the target as best she could. After firing all five rounds, she was told that she hit the bulls-eye once and missed four times. When checked, it was ''one hole but five bullets.''
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* On ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', Daisy was being tested for a job with the sheriff's office. She was given 5 bullets and told to hit the target as best she could. After firing all five rounds, she was told that she hit the bulls-eye once and missed four times. When checked, it was ''one hole but five bullets.''

* ''{{Bionicle}}'' classifies this as an actual superpower, with the [[MaskOfPower Kanohi Sanok, the Mask of Accuracy]], giving the wearer the ability to turn any object into a projectile that will always hit its target. Many characters have Improbable Aiming Skills without the help of a mask, however.
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' classifies this as an actual superpower, with the [[MaskOfPower Kanohi Sanok, the Mask of Accuracy]], giving the wearer the ability to turn any object into a projectile that will always hit its target. Many characters have Improbable Aiming Skills without the help of a mask, however.

* Dante from the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series is a pretty damn good shot even in the game proper, but only demonstrates ''truly'' ridiculous levels of skill in the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]], such as as the intro of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', where he -- among other things -- kills several {{Mooks}} with a single bullet by sending a bunch of billiard-balls into the air, and then shooting one of them in such a way that it starts a chain-reaction, sending the balls flying in all directions like gigantic, colorful buckshot. This is due to the fact that he's a human/demon hybrid using magical, demonic handguns.
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* Dante from the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series is a pretty damn good shot even in the game proper, but only demonstrates ''truly'' ridiculous levels of skill in the [[CutscenePowerToTheMax cutscenes]], such as as the intro of ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 3'', where he -- among other things -- kills several {{Mooks}} with a single bullet by sending a bunch of billiard-balls into the air, and then shooting one of them in such a way that it starts a chain-reaction, sending the balls flying in all directions like gigantic, colorful buckshot. This is due to the fact that he's a human/demon hybrid using magical, demonic handguns.

*** In ''[=MGS3=]'', the first time we see Ocelot, he displays Aiming Skills, managing to fire a bullet that ricochets multiple times before killing a {{Mook}}. When Snake later gets one of the revolvers, the bullets still ricochet, so he could concievably do the same if the player was good enough.
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*** In ''[=MGS3=]'', the first time we see Ocelot, he displays Aiming Skills, managing to fire a bullet that ricochets multiple times before killing a {{Mook}}. {{Mook|s}}. When Snake later gets one of the revolvers, the bullets still ricochet, so he could concievably conceivably do the same if the player was good enough.

** Ironically, in ''Twin Snakes'', the legendary sniper villain character Sniper Wolf ''also'' subverts this trope by submitting to certain real-world sniping necessities of behavior: her accuracy suffers unless she's lying down, she takes an elevated position and plans ahead to hold that superior position throughout her battles. The irony comes from nearly every other villain in the game embodying a trope in order to make themselves unique, while Wolf's more conventional sniping ability is soundly trumped by Solid Snake's employment of ''two tropes multiplied together''. In the cutscene in which Wolf is defeated (following a player-controlled sniper-fight boss battle in an outdoor snowfield in Alaska, against an enemy wearing all white, ''in the midst of a blizzard''), [[spoiler: Snake is suddenly disarmed by Wolf [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shooting the PSG-1 sniper rifle from his grip]] and taking a bead on his forehead. She is undone, however, when Snake suddenly performs a perfect backflip, lands with his heel against the rifle's stock to propel it into the air, executes a full 360 turn to grab it, aims, and fires the killing shot straight into Wolf's lungs from more than a hundred yards distant. In Wolf's defense, she does recover from surprise in time to return fire simultaneously, but without the power of being the primary focus of the cutscene, her shot harmlessly misses.]] The combined power of Improbable Aiming Skills and CutscenePowerToTheMax has a resonance, it seems, rendering the protagonist briefly perfect.
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** Ironically, in ''Twin Snakes'', the legendary sniper villain character Sniper Wolf ''also'' subverts this trope by submitting to certain real-world sniping necessities of behavior: her accuracy suffers unless she's lying down, she takes an elevated position and plans ahead to hold that superior position throughout her battles. The irony comes from nearly every other villain in the game embodying a trope in order to make themselves unique, while Wolf's more conventional sniping ability is soundly trumped by Solid Snake's employment of ''two tropes multiplied together''. In the cutscene in which Wolf is defeated (following a player-controlled sniper-fight boss battle in an outdoor snowfield in Alaska, against an enemy wearing all white, ''in the midst of a blizzard''), [[spoiler: Snake is suddenly disarmed by Wolf [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands shooting the PSG-1 sniper rifle from his grip]] and taking a bead on his forehead. She is undone, however, when Snake suddenly performs a perfect backflip, lands with his heel against the rifle's stock to propel it into the air, executes a full 360 turn to grab it, aims, and fires the killing shot straight into Wolf's lungs from more than a hundred yards distant. In Wolf's defense, she does recover from surprise in time to return fire simultaneously, but without the power of being the primary focus of the cutscene, her shot harmlessly misses.]] misses]]. The combined power of Improbable Aiming Skills and CutscenePowerToTheMax has a resonance, it seems, rendering the protagonist briefly perfect.

* Alta´r, the main character of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', also displays an unbelieveable level of accuracy with his throwing-knives. His knives always hit, even on a moving target that changes direction unexpectedly, and ALWAYS kills instantly, without even giving the victim a chance to cry out. Well, unless it's one of your 'Targets', in which case they just basically ignore the throwing-knives for no apparent reason.
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* Alta´r, the main character of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', also displays an unbelieveable unbelievable level of accuracy with his throwing-knives. His knives always hit, even on a moving target that changes direction unexpectedly, and ALWAYS kills instantly, without even giving the victim a chance to cry out. Well, unless it's one of your 'Targets', in which case they just basically ignore the throwing-knives for no apparent reason.

* Gordon Freeman in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''. He's not shown to be supernaturally accurate, at least compared to other First Person Shooter heroes. However, unlike almost all other FPS heroes (who at least have some form of military background), he's a theoretical physicist who's ''never picked up a gun in his life'' prior to the events of the game. This makes incredibly impressive his ability to rapidly learn to use an assault rifle well enough to fight off both an alien invasion ''and'' a battalion of highly trained special forces soldiers.
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* Gordon Freeman in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}''.''VideoGame/HalfLife1''. He's not shown to be supernaturally accurate, at least compared to other First Person Shooter heroes. However, unlike almost all other FPS heroes (who at least have some form of military background), he's a theoretical physicist who's ''never picked up a gun in his life'' prior to the events of the game. This makes incredibly impressive his ability to rapidly learn to use an assault rifle well enough to fight off both an alien invasion ''and'' a battalion of highly trained special forces soldiers.

*** Related to this is the fan-made web series ''[[WebVideo/FalloutNukaBreak]]'', where Twig, the only Vault Dweller in the main party and thus the only one with a Pip-Boy, openly admits to being an absolutely terrible shot unless he's using V.A.T.S.
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*** Related to this is the fan-made web series ''[[WebVideo/FalloutNukaBreak]]'', ''WebVideo/FalloutNukaBreak'', where Twig, the only Vault Dweller in the main party and thus the only one with a Pip-Boy, openly admits to being an absolutely terrible shot unless he's using V.A.T.S.

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' makes use of arc trajectory algorithms for Archers/Hunters/Snipers/Assasins with bows and line-of-sight algorithms for Gunners to see if a projectile would be obstructed by an obstacle or the terrain itself due to tiles with varying heights to make it seem more realistic... but this all goes out the window when you order your bowmen/gunslingers to use specials, which ignore those algorithms and just check to see if the target is within weapon range. This leads to cases where you can have an archer shoot at something that's pretty much 2 tiles away and 10 storeys above, or have a gunner SHOOT THROUGH A MOUNTAIN FACE AT POINT BLANK RANGE and hit the target on the other side, 7 panels away.
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' makes use of arc trajectory algorithms for Archers/Hunters/Snipers/Assasins Archers/Hunters/Snipers/Assassins with bows and line-of-sight algorithms for Gunners to see if a projectile would be obstructed by an obstacle or the terrain itself due to tiles with varying heights to make it seem more realistic... but this all goes out the window when you order your bowmen/gunslingers to use specials, which ignore those algorithms and just check to see if the target is within weapon range. This leads to cases where you can have an archer shoot at something that's pretty much 2 tiles away and 10 storeys above, or have a gunner SHOOT THROUGH A MOUNTAIN FACE AT POINT BLANK RANGE and hit the target on the other side, 7 panels away.

** Even more spectacular, is the throwing of objects(even while moving in the air). Should the moving target change velocity or direction slightly, the thrown object can mildly compensate mid-flight, making it look like the ambulance you've just hurled is homing onto the Apache chopper trying to dodge your attack. Improbable aiming taken to the absurd degree.
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** Even more spectacular, is the throwing of objects(even objects (even while moving in the air). Should the moving target change velocity or direction slightly, the thrown object can mildly compensate mid-flight, making it look like the ambulance you've just hurled is homing onto the Apache chopper trying to dodge your attack. Improbable aiming taken to the absurd degree.

* Kevin Ryman and Alyssa Ashcroft in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil Outbreak'' can both take a little longer to aim a handgun to receive a much higher chance of a critical hit.
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* Kevin Ryman and Alyssa Ashcroft in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil Outbreak'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak'' can both take a little longer to aim a handgun to receive a much higher chance of a critical hit.

** Anybody who has fought Selvaria on the ramparts of Selvaria's Last Stand can attest to her ImprobableAimingSkills, sniping your troops with deadly accuracy with a heavy machine gun, no less. From the other side of the map.
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** Anybody who has fought Selvaria on the ramparts of Selvaria's Last Stand can attest to her ImprobableAimingSkills, improbable aiming skills, sniping your troops with deadly accuracy with a heavy machine gun, no less. From the other side of the map.

* On Hard difficulty in ''GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter 1'', enemy infantry aims inhumanly fast and always scores headshots when they hit, essentially reducing the player character to a OneHitpointWonder.
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* On Hard difficulty in ''GhostRecon: ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter 1'', enemy infantry aims inhumanly fast and always scores headshots when they hit, essentially reducing the player character to a OneHitpointWonder.

* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' gives us the four Chiester sisters. Their first apperance is for them to shoot down two people running away from them with a single arrow. After the people have turned at least one corner. And that's their most basic shot. They go on to do things like firing an arrow from the other side of a forest, through an open window and then through a keyhole into a locked room to kill two people.
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' gives us the four Chiester sisters. Their first apperance appearance is for them to shoot down two people running away from them with a single arrow. After the people have turned at least one corner. And that's their most basic shot. They go on to do things like firing an arrow from the other side of a forest, through an open window and then through a keyhole into a locked room to kill two people.

* In a recent ''BetterDays'' strip, the main character manages to shoot two men directly in the head while holding an obese man still with ''one arm.''
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* In a recent ''BetterDays'' strip, the main character manages to shoot two men directly in the head while holding an obese man still with ''one arm.''

** Mitzi's speciality is precisely aimed demolitions. She uses this skill to land a treasure chest on Dark Smoke Puncher, and get the Doc's katana back to him. And she did this before she knew where they were going to be standing.
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** Mitzi's speciality specialty is precisely aimed demolitions. She uses this skill to land a treasure chest on Dark Smoke Puncher, and get the Doc's katana back to him. And she did this before she knew where they were going to be standing.

* ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' features Amical, a mage who uses an enchanted flintlock pistol which is incapable of missing. In one strip he shot five bullets in half a second and each one of them came to a freeze an inch from the target's faces.
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* ''[[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]]'' ''{{Webcomic/morphE}}'' features Amical, a mage who uses an enchanted flintlock pistol which is incapable of missing. In one strip he shot five bullets in half a second and each one of them came to a freeze an inch from the target's faces.

* A ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' example is Trish [=McCarroll=]. Using an AK (notorious for recoil) that she'd never fired before (or any guns for that matter), she managed to hit [[spoiler:Sloan Henriksen]] ''four times'' in the heart and six in the lungs in a single burst of fire. It's put down to luck, but still, for somebody who has never used a gun it was an incredible feat. Amusingly, given that SOTF is a [[PlayByPostGames play by post game]], it was actually [[spoiler:Sloan]]'s handler that caused the Improbable Aiming Skills. (by mentioning which places the characters was hit in the death post)
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* A ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' example is Trish [=McCarroll=]. Using an AK (notorious for recoil) that she'd never fired before (or any guns for that matter), she managed to hit [[spoiler:Sloan Henriksen]] ''four times'' in the heart and six in the lungs in a single burst of fire. It's put down to luck, but still, for somebody who has never used a gun it was an incredible feat. Amusingly, given that SOTF is a [[PlayByPostGames play by post game]], it was actually [[spoiler:Sloan]]'s handler that caused the Improbable Aiming Skills. (by mentioning which places the characters was hit in the death post)

* [[WhateleyUniverse Chaka.]] It's part of her superpowers. She can use her Ki to throw just about anything wherever she wants. Knives, shuriken, throwing spikes, you name it. She has a 'dartboard' that is the size of a quarter, and she throws sewing needles at it. She still hasn't missed the bullseye.
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* [[WhateleyUniverse Chaka.]] Literature/WhateleyUniverse Chaka. It's part of her superpowers. She can use her Ki to throw just about anything wherever she wants. Knives, shuriken, throwing spikes, you name it. She has a 'dartboard' that is the size of a quarter, and she throws sewing needles at it. She still hasn't missed the bullseye.

* Ballistic, a superhero from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is said to be the best shot in the world with a handgun, and qualfiies as a trick shot, a master of GunFu, and is absolutely a QuickDraw.
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* Ballistic, a superhero from the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' is said to be the best shot in the world with a handgun, and qualfiies qualifies as a trick shot, a master of GunFu, and is absolutely a QuickDraw.

* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Church in one of the later seasons of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. He unloads his entire magazine at someone less than two feet away... and misses every single shot.
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} with Church in one of the later seasons of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''. He unloads his entire magazine at someone less than two feet away... and misses every single shot.

** He even made TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_recorded_sniper_kills as the 7th longest sniper kill in history]] and, more interestingly, the longest sniper kill made with 7.62mm ammunition, a fairly "typical" round rather than the .50 caliber anti-materiel round or one specially designed for extreme range sniping like the .338 Lapua Magnum.
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** He even made TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_recorded_sniper_kills as the 7th longest sniper kill in history]] and, more interestingly, the longest sniper kill made with 7.62mm ammunition, a fairly "typical" round rather than the .50 caliber anti-materiel round or one specially designed for extreme range sniping like the .338 Lapua Magnum.

* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/york.htm The Soldier]] [[http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.Vignettes/The.Diary.of.Alvin.York.html#October%208th%201918 Corporal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York Alvin]] [[ImplacableMan York.]] When his unit was spotted by a German machine gun company and his entire squad either had been cut down or had fled to cover except him, he stood and took the concentrated fire of [[MoreDakka thirty-two German machine guns and over 100 German riflemen]] [[NighInvulnerable without receiving so much as a scratch on him.]] But this trope comes into play for his offensive capability: With only his Enfield bolt-action rifle and Colt .45 pistol, he shot 28 Germans and forced them to surrender [[{{Badass}} to him alone]] - and according to all accounts, he didn't miss [[BoomHeadshot one single shot.]]
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* [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/york.htm The Soldier]] [[http://acacia.pair.com/Acacia.Vignettes/The.Diary.of.Alvin.York.html#October%208th%201918 Corporal]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_York Alvin]] [[ImplacableMan York.]] When his unit was spotted by a German machine gun company and his entire squad either had been cut down or had fled to cover except him, he stood and took the concentrated fire of [[MoreDakka thirty-two German machine guns and over 100 German riflemen]] [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability without receiving so much as a scratch on him.]] But this trope comes into play for his offensive capability: With only his Enfield bolt-action rifle and Colt .45 pistol, he shot 28 Germans and forced them to surrender [[{{Badass}} to him alone]] - and according to all accounts, he didn't miss [[BoomHeadshot one single shot.]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk&feature=youtu.be Lars Andersen]]. The man trumps RobinHood himself, being able to split an arrow in two ''while it's flying right at him''.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk&feature=youtu.be Lars Andersen]]. The man trumps RobinHood Myth/RobinHood himself, being able to split an arrow in two ''while it's flying right at him''.
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* An advert on ESPN America, to coincide with the first Film/SherlockHolmes movie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr (in normal clothes but clearly referencing Holmes), had him suggest that a play where a Quarterback's pass was tipped by an opposing defender, only to land in one his team mates arms and be easily run in for a touchdown, may not have been a fluke. * Killzone 2's "Bullet" commercial, shows a single shot from a standard rifle flying across a chaotic battlefield. Going through a melee, and passes an enemy sniper before hitting an officer who just so happens to be turning in the eye.
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* An advert on ESPN America, to coincide with the first Film/SherlockHolmes ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie with Creator/RobertDowneyJr (in normal clothes but clearly referencing Holmes), had him suggest that a play where a Quarterback's pass was tipped by an opposing defender, only to land in one his team mates arms and be easily run in for a touchdown, may not have been a fluke. * Killzone 2's ''VideoGame/{{Killzone 2}}'''s "Bullet" commercial, shows a single shot from a standard rifle flying across a chaotic battlefield. Going through a melee, and passes an enemy sniper before hitting an officer who just so happens to be turning in the eye.

* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'': Quite literally as Scarlett's crossbow has the ability to take video of her opponent, and from that image is able to select where she wants the target to be hit, so that no matter what she aims at, it will hit that exact spot on the target. She doesn't even have to aim in the right direction; they're rocket-powered arrows! ** In [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation the sequel]], Snake Eyes can shoot thrown shuriken with an uzi without missing a shuriken or hitting the thrower, despite the fact that they're in a straight hallway and Storm Shadow is at best four meters away.
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* ''Franchise/GIJoe'' films: ** ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'': Quite literally as Scarlett's crossbow has the ability to take video of her opponent, and from that image is able to select where she wants the target to be hit, so that no matter what she aims at, it will hit that exact spot on the target. She doesn't even have to aim in the right direction; they're rocket-powered arrows! ** In [[Film/GIJoeRetaliation the sequel]], ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'', Snake Eyes can shoot thrown shuriken with an uzi without missing a shuriken or hitting the thrower, despite the fact that they're in a straight hallway and Storm Shadow is at best four meters away.

* Legolas in the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'': though not as evident as in the film, he's never depicted as missing his target.
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* Legolas in the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'': ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': though not as evident as in the film, he's never depicted as missing his target.
4th Jan '16 6:06:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Displayed by your enemies in ''VideoGame/WillRock: They can hit you from every possible distance with: FireBall shots, arrows, javelins, axes, knives, morning stars, acid, tridents, fiery stones/pebbles, fiery bullets and lightning bolts.
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* Displayed by your enemies in ''VideoGame/WillRock: They can hit you from every possible distance with: FireBall {{Fire Ball|s}} shots, arrows, javelins, axes, knives, morning stars, acid, tridents, fiery stones/pebbles, fiery bullets and lightning bolts.

* Enemies with automatic weapons in ''SoldierOfFortune II'' are implausibly accurate at long range, while the player suffers from ATeamFiring with the same guns.
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* Enemies with automatic weapons in ''SoldierOfFortune ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune II'' are implausibly accurate at long range, while the player suffers from ATeamFiring with the same guns.
3rd Jan '16 10:19:46 AM HierophantBlue
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* [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]: [[BashBrothers "The Splash Brothers"]] Steph [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVtLgRE6NPo Curry]] and Klay [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn6LVM-kyU0 Thompson]] are Basketball examples of this tropes.
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* [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBA]]: [[BashBrothers "The Splash Brothers"]] Steph [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVtLgRE6NPo Curry]] and Klay [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn6LVM-kyU0 Thompson]] of the Golden State Warriors are Basketball examples of this tropes.trope.
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