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14th Jul '17 4:19:36 PM Abodos
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* The Hookshot and sometimes the Bow in ''Zelda'' games have a laser sight. Seriously. It may be just for the player's benefit, though, and not an actual feature of the item in the game universe. Interestingly, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the cross-hair sight is an item gained separately.

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* The Hookshot and sometimes the Bow in ''Zelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games have a laser sight. Seriously. It may be just for the player's benefit, though, and not an actual feature of the item in the game universe. Interestingly, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the cross-hair sight is an item gained separately.


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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', the [[MechaMooks Guardians]] aim a laser sight at Link before shooting at him.
7th Jul '17 7:38:19 AM Ifreann
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** Enemy snipers use laser sights in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', giving the player a couple seconds to get to cover when targeted. In the sniper battle with Quiet, Miller will point out that a sniper of her skill shouldn't need a laser, so she must just be toying with you, showing that if she really wanted you dead, you'd be dead.
28th Jun '17 12:10:57 AM TenTwelveEleven
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* ''Film/Transformers'', surprisingly enough,uses it realistically in the final battle when the US forces try to destroy Megatron's loyal underling Blackout. RealityEnsues when said Decepticon sees the targeting laser on his arm.
22nd Apr '17 8:25:45 PM nombretomado
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* One of the guns in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version two had a laser sight, though it went unused.

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* One of the guns in ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' version two had a laser sight, though it went unused.
13th Mar '17 1:08:15 AM Medinoc
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* Done realistically in ''VideoGame/{{XCOM 2}}'', where laser sights work best at short ranges.
27th Jan '17 1:18:57 AM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': The end-of-season cliffhanger for season 6 has the main characters leaving The Dirty Robber after Korsak's wedding. The dot of a laser sweeps across the group. The characters spot it, then the screen goes back and a shot rings out.
26th Jan '17 8:08:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Present (as a Laser Designator) in ''{{Starcraft}}'', where a sufficiently observant player can identify the target of an incoming Nuclear Missile by the pretty red dot dancing around on it. In fact, spotting the red dot and using it to locate and kill the ghost is the only way to abort stop a nuclear strike (Presumably with the target designator lost the nuke self destructs).

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* Present (as a Laser Designator) in ''{{Starcraft}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', where a sufficiently observant player can identify the target of an incoming Nuclear Missile by the pretty red dot dancing around on it. In fact, spotting the red dot and using it to locate and kill the ghost is the only way to abort stop a nuclear strike (Presumably with the target designator lost the nuke self destructs).
7th Jan '17 9:51:01 AM nombretomado
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* ''FunnyFarm'' - Mileena uses an ordinary laser pointer to convince Pete that there is a sniper trained on him.

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* ''FunnyFarm'' ''Webcomic/FunnyFarm'' - Mileena uses an ordinary laser pointer to convince Pete that there is a sniper trained on him.



* In ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', Sniper Wolf has a laser sight on her sniper rifle, just like in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. It accidentally gives her away on more than one occasion.
* In ''{{Spacetrawler}}'', Yuri gets a laser sight installed. When she proudly shows it off, it makes the entire room glow bright red. It's not a malfunction, it's indicating that she's capable of blowing up ''everything'' in eyesight.
* ''{{Vexxarr}}'' discovered [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=051811 just about the only situation]] when these things are really indispensable.

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* In ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', Sniper Wolf has a laser sight on her sniper rifle, just like in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''. It accidentally gives her away on more than one occasion.
* In ''{{Spacetrawler}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'', Yuri gets a laser sight installed. When she proudly shows it off, it makes the entire room glow bright red. It's not a malfunction, it's indicating that she's capable of blowing up ''everything'' in eyesight.
* ''{{Vexxarr}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}'' discovered [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=051811 just about the only situation]] when these things are really indispensable.
3rd Jan '17 1:15:45 PM rafi
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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'':
** A teenager hopped up on [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotech]] [[GRatedDrug goofballs]] shoots up a nightclub with a laser sight-equipped handgun. Just before he commits suicide, there is a camera shot where all you can see in the dim lighting are his teeth, and the laser dot on the roof of his mouth -- a very striking image.
** The "Men in Black" have laser sights on their high-tech eyepieces. It's never explained what function the laser sights serve, other than tipping people off that they're being watched and generally creeping them out.
* Played with by Teana in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', where she uses a LaserSight purely as a distraction from one of her [[DoppelgangerSpin illusions]] while the real her sneaks up on her target. Snipers in the world of Nanoha generally avoid this trope.
** However, having the search spells hover over their targets and loudly announce "wide area search successful" lives up to the spirit of this trope, especially when said target is about to be sniped by a Franchise/{{Gundam}}-scale death-ray.
*** Said target was watching Nanoha live on a MagicalSecurityCam so the announcement didn't really spoil the surprise much. And her [[OhCrap reaction]] was priceless.

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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'':
** A teenager hopped up on [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotech]] [[GRatedDrug goofballs]] shoots up a nightclub with a laser sight-equipped handgun. Just before he commits suicide, there is a camera shot where all you can see in the dim lighting are his teeth, and the laser dot on the roof
Whole teams of his mouth -- a very striking image.
** The "Men in Black" have
snipers use infra-red laser sights on their high-tech eyepieces. It's never explained what function the laser sights serve, other than tipping people off in ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel''. Justified in that they're being watched and generally creeping them out.
* Played with by Teana in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', where she uses
used at fairly close range against a LaserSight purely as a distraction from one of her [[DoppelgangerSpin illusions]] while the real her sneaks up on her target. Snipers in the world of Nanoha generally avoid this trope.
** However, having the search spells hover over their targets and loudly announce "wide area search successful" lives up to the spirit of this trope, especially when said
small target is about and there are more lasers than shooters (and some shooters aren't using lasers) to be sniped by a Franchise/{{Gundam}}-scale death-ray.
*** Said target was watching Nanoha live on a MagicalSecurityCam so the announcement didn't really spoil the surprise much. And her [[OhCrap reaction]] was priceless.
throw off possible counter-sniping.



* Masako in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' uses a laser-sighted slingshot.
* Used as a joke in one episode of ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' when a photographer for the school paper uses one to set up a shot of the main characters sleeping.



* Whole teams of snipers use infra-red laser sights in ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel''. Justified in that they're used at fairly close range against a small target and there are more lasers than shooters (and some shooters aren't using lasers) to throw off possible counter-sniping.

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* Whole teams Played with by Teana in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', where she uses a LaserSight purely as a distraction from one of snipers use infra-red her [[DoppelgangerSpin illusions]] while the real her sneaks up on her target. Snipers in the world of Nanoha generally avoid this trope.
** However, having the search spells hover over their targets and loudly announce "wide area search successful" lives up to the spirit of this trope, especially when said target is about to be sniped by a Franchise/{{Gundam}}-scale death-ray.
*** Said target was watching Nanoha live on a MagicalSecurityCam so the announcement didn't really spoil the surprise much. And her [[OhCrap reaction]] was priceless.
* Masako in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'' uses a laser-sighted slingshot.
* Used as a joke in one episode of ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' when a photographer for the school paper uses one to set up a shot of the main characters sleeping.
* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'':
** A teenager hopped up on [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotech]] [[GRatedDrug goofballs]] shoots up a nightclub with a laser sight-equipped handgun. Just before he commits suicide, there is a camera shot where all you can see in the dim lighting are his teeth, and the laser dot on the roof of his mouth -- a very striking image.
** The "Men in Black" have
laser sights in ''Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel''. Justified in on their high-tech eyepieces. It's never explained what function the laser sights serve, other than tipping people off that they're used at fairly close range against a small target being watched and there are more lasers than shooters (and some shooters aren't using lasers) to throw off possible counter-sniping. generally creeping them out.



* Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}'s SuperSenses allow him to feel them on him.
26th Nov '16 4:18:47 PM Kalaong
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* Used for AnachronismStew effect in the opening scene of ''Timecop'' (1994), in which criminals are using time travel for personal gain. A lone man confronts five UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar soldiers escorting a Confederate gold shipment; when they draw their revolvers, he guns them down with laser-sighted GunsAkimbo machine pistols.

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* Used for AnachronismStew effect in the opening scene of ''Timecop'' (1994), ''Film/{{Timecop}}'', in which criminals are using time travel for personal gain. A lone man confronts five UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar soldiers escorting a Confederate gold shipment; when they draw their revolvers, he guns them down with laser-sighted GunsAkimbo machine pistols.
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