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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.
25th Oct '16 1:18:45 AM BattleMaster
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* An accessory for [[NerfBrand Nerf guns]], though it's more like a red light with a focus. The Nite Finder and the Firestrike has one built in. They're quite impractical due to the fact that they're hard to see unless the light is low enough and that it will grow and fade out the farther away you are. However, some zip straps and a laser pointer later...

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* An accessory for [[NerfBrand Nerf guns]], though it's more like a red light with a focus. The Nite Finder and the Firestrike has one built in. They're quite impractical due to the fact that they're hard to see unless the light is low enough and that it will grow and fade out the farther away you are.are (this is, of course, due to the fact that putting a real laser on the toy would make it quite dangerous due to the risk of eye damage, and the dangers of causing people to think that a real gun was being pointed at them- see below). However, some zip straps and a laser pointer later...
21st Oct '16 9:52:42 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': In "Keep Calm and Carry On", Sara tackles Nick to the ground when a red dot appears on his chest while they are investigating a crime scene outside the airport. It turns out just to be {{Jerkass}} with a laser pointer.
21st Oct '16 9:49:27 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': The red dots of multiple laser sights appear on Hardison's chest when he and Eliot are captured by {{Right Wing Militia Fanatic}}s in "The Gone-Fishin' Job".
20th Oct '16 7:06:06 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter is speaking to a Hindu he keeps mistaking the dot on his forehead for a sniper sight.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', The page quote's joke is inverted when Peter is speaking to a Hindu Hindu; he keeps mistaking the dot on his forehead for a sniper sight.
30th Aug '16 4:07:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Averted with the [[FlechetteStorm AM-280]] which has a frequency-hopping ultraviolet laser-sight. Without an [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual EV-helmet]] keyed to the same codes as the rifle it's impossible to see the laser except as a subliminal flash. However later novels drop the helmet and feature the trope straight when the AM-280 is used.

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* ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''.''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. Averted with the [[FlechetteStorm AM-280]] which has a frequency-hopping ultraviolet laser-sight. Without an [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual EV-helmet]] keyed to the same codes as the rifle it's impossible to see the laser except as a subliminal flash. However later novels drop the helmet and feature the trope straight when the AM-280 is used.



* In the DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', Pavel Kazakov's men use these to keep some would-be enemies from attacking their principal.

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* In the DaleBrown Creator/DaleBrown novel ''Warrior Class'', Pavel Kazakov's men use these to keep some would-be enemies from attacking their principal.



* Subverted on ''Mystery Woman'', "In The Shadows"; Philby and Cassie escape a sniper when he notices the red dot. [[spoiler:The dot was actually created by a friendly party warning them about the sniper.]]
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Fortune Hunter''. The hero points out a red dot on a guard's chest, warning the man not to move or raise the alarm lest he be shot by a hidden sniper. The dot, however, comes from an off-the-shelf laser pointer taped to a tree.

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* Subverted on ''Mystery Woman'', ''Series/MysteryWoman'', "In The Shadows"; Philby and Cassie escape a sniper when he notices the red dot. [[spoiler:The dot was actually created by a friendly party warning them about the sniper.]]
* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in ''Fortune Hunter''.''Series/FortuneHunter''. The hero points out a red dot on a guard's chest, warning the man not to move or raise the alarm lest he be shot by a hidden sniper. The dot, however, comes from an off-the-shelf laser pointer taped to a tree.



* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth''. Both Ianto '''and''' Gwen see the laser-sight of a sniper in time to avoid the bullet. Ironically this could have been a chance to introduce some realism to this trope, as the smoke from the explosion [[spoiler:which just destroyed Torchwood 3]] could have revealed the beam.

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* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth''.''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth''. Both Ianto '''and''' Gwen see the laser-sight of a sniper in time to avoid the bullet. Ironically this could have been a chance to introduce some realism to this trope, as the smoke from the explosion [[spoiler:which just destroyed Torchwood 3]] could have revealed the beam.



* DoubleSubverted in an episode of ''{{Weeds}}''. Nancy is speaking at an outdoor family gathering when suddenly a red laser dot appears on her forehead. It's her niece playing with a laser pointer. [[spoiler: The actual sniper aiming at her was using a standard optical sight]]

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* DoubleSubverted in an episode of ''{{Weeds}}''.''Series/{{Weeds}}''. Nancy is speaking at an outdoor family gathering when suddenly a red laser dot appears on her forehead. It's her niece playing with a laser pointer. [[spoiler: The actual sniper aiming at her was using a standard optical sight]]



* ''{{GURPS}}'' is a little crazy with this. Red sights are good at night, orange sights are a little better than red during the day, green sights have better range during the day than night, infrared sights always have the same range. Oh, and did you want first generation version, modern version or integral targeting laser?

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' is a little crazy with this. Red sights are good at night, orange sights are a little better than red during the day, green sights have better range during the day than night, infrared sights always have the same range. Oh, and did you want first generation version, modern version or integral targeting laser?



* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' makes them available for all ranged weapons, but all they do is add a +1 to your accuracy.

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* ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' makes them available for all ranged weapons, but all they do is add a +1 to your accuracy.
26th Aug '16 7:05:41 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. Black Mask has the standard "What's that red dot on my chest... OhCrap" moment when Red Hood attacks his base. Red Hood apparently fitted a laser sight solely in order to provide that moment, since he blatantly waits for Black Mask to notice the red dot before he fires, and the weapon the sight is attached to turns out to be a rocket launcher, which hardly requires pinpoint precision. Justified in that the Red Hood is running a BatmanGambit which requires Black Mask to remain alive.
18th Aug '16 8:48:39 PM szielins
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* When laser pointers first came out, then-U.S. President UsefulNotes/JimmyCarter was at a sporting event and a child pointed one at his head; it ended as well as you think it did.
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