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20th Nov '17 5:46:05 PM ultimomant
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'': Joker pulls the trigger on a scared mook and a bang flag pops out of the gun. Joker says he was only kidding and the mook relaxes. [[spoiler: Then he pulls the trigger again, which shoots the bang flag into the mooks chest. "Oops, no I wasn't."]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'': Joker pulls the trigger on a scared mook and a bang flag pops out of the gun. Joker says he was only kidding and the mook relaxes. [[spoiler: Then he pulls the trigger again, which shoots the bang flag into the mooks mook's chest. "Oops, no I wasn't."]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'', [[spoiler:The Mayor]] holds Beans hostage and orders Rango to surrender his gun. Shortly afterward, he suddenly turns on [[TheDragon Rattlesnake Jake]], claiming he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness doesn't need him anymore]], and tries to shoot him with Rango's gun. It clicks empty, as Rango reveals he removed the bullet before handing the gun over.



* ''Film/{{The Art of War}}'' (2000). After holding an FBI agent at gunpoint, Shaw calmly hands him back his Glock buttfirst, but presses down the magazine release catch as he does so, so the magazine falls out and bounces under the car. As he drives off, Shaw holds up the chamber round as well.

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* ''Film/{{The Art of War}}'' ''Film/TheArtOfWar'' (2000). After holding an FBI agent at gunpoint, Shaw calmly hands him back his Glock buttfirst, but presses down the magazine release catch as he does so, so the magazine falls out and bounces under the car. As he drives off, Shaw holds up the chamber round as well.
17th Nov '17 11:12:42 PM foxley
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* Following Poirot's LeaveBehindAPistol moment in ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017'', [[spoiler:Mrs Hubbard]] takes the pistol and attempts to commit suicide, only to discover the gun is not loaded.
6th Nov '17 4:55:58 PM ClintEastwood
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* ''Nevada Smith'' (1966). Creator/SteveMcQueen's character tries to rob a passing traveler using a rusty abandoned revolver. The man turns out to be a gunsmith, and readily identifies several faults with the gun that makes it unlikely to fire, not least being the chambers are empty.

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* ''Nevada Smith'' (1966). Creator/SteveMcQueen's character Creator/SteveMcQueenActor tries to rob a passing traveler using a rusty abandoned revolver. The man turns out to be a gunsmith, and readily identifies several faults with the gun that makes it unlikely to fire, not least being the chambers are empty.
3rd Nov '17 3:22:59 PM Killerweinerdog
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* Sure, you can hold a cashier at gunpoint in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] even if you don't have any ammunition, but if you happen to pull the trigger, the gun clicking on an empty chamber may cause the cashier to pull a gun of his own and return fire.

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* Sure, you can hold a cashier at gunpoint in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] Online]]'' even if you don't have any ammunition, but if you happen to pull the trigger, the gun clicking on an empty chamber may cause the cashier to pull a gun of his own and return fire.
30th Oct '17 4:10:15 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* In the [[MexicanStandoff three-way final showdown]] of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', [[spoiler: Blondie empties Tuco's gun beforehand, so he can shoot Angel Eyes without Tuco interfering]].

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* In the [[MexicanStandoff three-way final showdown]] of ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', while they're waiting in the small dugout for the soldiers to leave the area where the bridge used to be [[spoiler: Blondie Blondie, while Tuco is asleep, empties Tuco's gun beforehand, the bandit's gun, so that in the final showdown, he can shoot shoots Angel Eyes without Tuco interfering]].
16th Oct '17 9:01:12 PM PaulA
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* Subverted (?) in the [[Literature/KnownSpace Man-Kzin wars]] novel ''Cathouse'', by Dean Ing (a collection of earlier MKW short stories). The human protagonist has acquired a Kzinti rifle, and had been using it enough for the "insufficient charge" indicator to light up. A while after covering the light with some blood to make it look unlit, he confronts the BigBad, pointing out specifically the indicator is off. Later, after the BigBad has surrendered, Rocklear points out that he had just covered the light up, and goes to fire what he thinks is an empty weapon at the ceiling of the hut they were in to demonstrate. As the Kzinti commander points out, after the characters present get out of the hut set on fire by a partially charged shot, "insufficient charge" isn't the same thing as "no charge".

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* Subverted (?) in the [[Literature/KnownSpace Man-Kzin wars]] ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' novel ''Cathouse'', by Dean Ing (a collection of earlier MKW short stories). The human protagonist has acquired a Kzinti rifle, and had been using it enough for the "insufficient charge" indicator to light up. A while after covering the light with some blood to make it look unlit, he confronts the BigBad, pointing out specifically the indicator is off. Later, after the BigBad has surrendered, Rocklear points out that he had just covered the light up, and goes to fire what he thinks is an empty weapon at the ceiling of the hut they were in to demonstrate. As the Kzinti commander points out, after the characters present get out of the hut set on fire by a partially charged shot, "insufficient charge" isn't the same thing as "no charge".
25th Sep '17 8:38:57 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', Alice and Doc find some guns and arm themselves, but Alice secretly removes the bullets in Doc's gun after deducing he is a traitor. Eventually, Doc tries to shoot her and fails.



* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', Alice and Doc find some guns and arm themselves, but Alice secretly removes the bullets in Doc's gun after deducing he is a traitor. Eventually, Doc tries to shoot her and fails.
25th Sep '17 8:36:01 PM ultimomant
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* ''Red Sun'' (1971). The prostitute Cristina pretends to seduce Charles Bronson's character, only to grab his revolver and try to shoot him instead. The revolver is empty because as Bronson quips, "You never know [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar which gun Cristina's going to reach for]]."

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* ''Red Sun'' ''Film/RedSun'' (1971). The prostitute Cristina pretends to seduce Charles Bronson's Creator/CharlesBronson's character, only to grab his revolver and try to shoot him instead. The revolver is empty because as Bronson quips, "You never know [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar which gun Cristina's going to reach for]]."



* In ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Williams leaves her gun unattended while resting at an abandoned building. A bunch of thugs steal it and threaten her with it. She then tells them it would help if it was loaded, before attacking the guy holding it.

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* In ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'', Blair Williams leaves her gun unattended while resting at an abandoned building. A bunch of thugs steal it and threaten her with it. She then tells them it would help if it was loaded, before attacking the guy holding it.


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* In ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'', Alice and Doc find some guns and arm themselves, but Alice secretly removes the bullets in Doc's gun after deducing he is a traitor. Eventually, Doc tries to shoot her and fails.
4th Sep '17 3:59:28 PM StarTropes
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** In another episode, a DirtyCop tries to shoot Sam with a revolver. Sam drops the bullets he removed from the gun and punches the guy.
12th Aug '17 6:08:26 AM foxley
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* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "Ghost in the Machine", Viper75 pulls the gun he had stashed, points it at Avery and squeezes the trigger. However, Avery and Elijah had got there first and unloaded the gun. They now have him on attempted murder of a federal agent as well as the other charges.

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* ''Series/CSICyber'': In "Ghost in the Machine", Viper75 [=Viper75=] pulls the gun he had stashed, points it at Avery and squeezes the trigger. However, Avery and Elijah had got there first and unloaded the gun. They now have him on attempted murder of a federal agent as well as the other charges.


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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Sins of Others", the murderer snatches Sid's gun off him and attempts to shoot him with it. Father Brown then hold out his hand, showing a handful of bullets. Father Brown had unloaded the gun when he took it off Sid earlier in the episode, and no one had ever checked if it had been reloaded.
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