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3rd Dec '16 12:56:07 PM dmcreif
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-->'''James Wesley:''' [[KilledMidSetence Miss Pageó]] ''[Karen shoots him in the right shoulder. As he stares at her in shock, she puts six more rounds into his chest, killing him instantly]''

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-->'''James Wesley:''' [[KilledMidSetence [[KilledMidSentence Miss Pageó]] ''[Karen shoots him in the right shoulder. As he stares at her in shock, she puts six more rounds into his chest, killing him instantly]''
3rd Dec '16 12:55:26 PM dmcreif
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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', when [[spoiler:Karen grabs Wesley's gun]]. He points out that it would be foolish to leave a loaded gun where a prisoner could grab it. [[spoiler:Karen, who up until this point has seemed almost completely nonthreatening, calls him out for assuming she's naive enough to not know what a loaded gun feels like - "Do you really think this is the first time I've shot someone?" - and shoots him. Seven times.]].

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* Subverted in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', when [[spoiler:Karen grabs Wesley's gun]]. He points out that 2015}}'': James Wesley has kidnapped Karen Page and is threatening her into backing off in her pursuit of Wilson Fisk. He's left his gun on the table within reach. When he is distracted by an incoming phone call from Fisk, Karen takes the opportunity to grab the gun and point it at him.
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[TooDumbToLive Do you really think I
would be foolish to leave put a loaded gun on the table where a prisoner you could grab it. [[spoiler:Karen, who up until this point has seemed almost completely nonthreatening, calls him out for assuming she's naive enough to not know what a loaded gun feels like - "Do reach it?]]
-->'''Karen Page:''' I don't know. ''[cocks it]'' '''[[PreMortemOneLiner Do
you really think this is the first time I've shot someone?" - and someone?]]'''
-->'''James Wesley:''' [[KilledMidSetence Miss Pageó]] ''[Karen
shoots him. Seven times.]].him in the right shoulder. As he stares at her in shock, she puts six more rounds into his chest, killing him instantly]''
24th Oct '16 10:30:51 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.
14th Oct '16 4:12:01 AM JackG
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* ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond''. Ian Fleming keeps badgering his boss Admiral Godfrey about being sent to command a frontline commando unit. To prove he has what it takes Fleming agrees to do the K Protocol, which turns out to be: go to a room and kill a man. "Now you know what the K stands for." Fleming hesitates at the moment of firing and is overpowered by his intended victim, who pulls the trigger on Fleming's revolver...of course, [[SecretTestOfCharacter the bullets are duds]]. Admiral Godfrey tells Fleming not to feel too bothered, as he didn't pass the K Protocol either.

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* ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond''. Ian Fleming keeps badgering his boss Admiral Godfrey about being sent to command a frontline commando unit. To prove he has what it takes Fleming agrees to do the K Protocol, which turns out to be: go to a room and kill a man. "Now you know what the K stands for." Fleming hesitates at the moment of firing and is overpowered disarmed by his intended victim, who pulls the trigger on Fleming's revolver...of course, [[SecretTestOfCharacter the bullets are duds]]. Admiral Godfrey tells Fleming not to feel too bothered, as he didn't pass the K Protocol either.
14th Oct '16 4:09:54 AM JackG
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* ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond''. Ian Fleming keeps badgering his boss Admiral Godfrey about being sent to command a frontline commando unit. To prove he has what it takes Fleming agrees to do the K Protocol, which turns out to be: go to a room and kill a man. "Now you know what the K stands for." Fleming hesitates at the moment of firing and is overpowered by his intended victim, who pulls the trigger on Fleming's revolver...of course, [[SecretTestOfCharacter the bullets are duds]]. Admiral Godfrey tells Fleming not to feel too bothered, as he didn't pass the K Protocol either.
30th Sep '16 8:49:25 PM JackG
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** In ''[[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs]]'', [[spoiler: Pierce does it to Jeff.]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It actually helps Annie escape the Black Rider.]]

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** In ''[[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs]]'', ''[[Recap/CommunityS2E23AFistfulOfPaintballs A Fistful of Paintballs]]'', [[spoiler: Pierce does it to Jeff.]] [[NiceJobFixingItVillain It actually helps Annie escape the Black Rider.]]
30th Sep '16 8:47:05 PM JackG
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* ''Series/InspectorMorse''. In "The Day of the Devil", a vicious serial rapist has his psychiatrist hostage, claiming the house is wired with explosives and demanding to speak to Morse. [[spoiler:When Morse appears, he draws a pistol only for it to be empty, and is shot dead by police. The psychiatrist then walks out of the house and calmly hands over the bullets. Turns out she was one of his former victims, and had arranged the whole thing to get revenge.]]
28th Sep '16 2:56:08 PM Kadorhal
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* A random encounter in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' can have you end up being held up by a nervous, stuttering man named Mel armed with a sawed-off shotgun. In a parody of the ''Mad Max 2'' example, one of your options for getting away from him is, with a high enough Perception, to note that his shotgun is unloaded.
7th Sep '16 5:14:02 PM falcon2484
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* In ''Film/MrBrooks'', Earl pretends he's going to let "Mr. Smith" shoot him. But there's a dry click when Smith pulls the trigger. Earl then informs Smith that earlier he'd bent the firing pin on Smith's pistol, just in case Earl changed his mind about letting Smith kill him.
* An interesting variation on this trope is in ''Film/LockUp''. Leone straps Drumgoole into the antiquated electric chair and then straps his own hand to the switch, so that if the guards shoot him, he'll fall and throw it. Since Drumgoole had the chair restored, everyone believes it will work if Leone throws the switch. [[spoiler:After Drumgoole confesses to setting Leone up, Leone pulls the switch down anyway. Drumgoole screams like he's being electrocuted, but nothing happens. Then Frank holds up the fuse he'd removed from the fuse box earlier. "Works better with this," he says.]]
22nd Aug '16 3:30:25 AM JackG
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* Lampshaded and averted in ''Film/SuicideSquad2016''. The first thing Deadshot does upon being issued a .45 pistol is point it at Griggs, the prison guard he promised to kill earlier. But Deadshot doesn't believe anyone would be stupid enough to give the best sharpshooter in the world a loaded gun, so he assumes it's full of dummy rounds and fires it in the air. To his shock, the pistol goes off. He then joyfully fires the rest downrange (killing Griggs would get him nothing, after all).
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