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24th Apr '16 7:31:59 AM Atomic_Bear
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* 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.
27th Mar '16 8:33:44 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. Played straight in several examples involving so-called professional killers, but "Critical" has a different take. In a IHaveYourWife ploy, an EvilBrit shows the POI an infra-red camera image of their wife being covered by an infra-red laser from a sniper. This avoids the problem of people seeing it, though Reese is still able to work out the position of the shooter from the image.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
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Played straight in several examples involving so-called professional killers, but "Critical" has a different take. In a IHaveYourWife ploy, an EvilBrit shows the POI VictimOfTheWeek an infra-red camera image of their wife being covered by an infra-red laser from a sniper. This avoids the problem of people seeing it, though Reese is still able to work out the position of the shooter from the image.image.
** Subverted in "Guilty". Finch has an OhCrap reaction on seeing a laser dot on his window, but it's just Reese trying to communicate via a laser pointer and Morse code.
18th Mar '16 12:16:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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In video games, a highly visible laser sight is one of a number of ways often used to cue players to the existence of snipers; similar to the classic version, CrosshairAware, the player is able to see they're being targeted, and (for a third time) allows them to quickly identify the sniper's location (by simply [[FlawExploitation tracing the laser to its source]]). While this is done to balance gameplay, it's not in itself a justification for the trope; that would imply there were some reason for the ''sniper'' to use a visible laser sight, and their presence or visibility is [[TooDumbToLive rarely explained in-game]].

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In video games, a highly visible laser sight is one of a number of ways often used to cue players to the existence of snipers; similar to the classic version, CrosshairAware, the player is able to see they're being targeted, and (for a third time) allows them to quickly identify the sniper's location (by simply [[FlawExploitation tracing the laser to its source]]). While this is done to balance gameplay, it's not in itself a justification for the trope; that would imply there were some reason for the ''sniper'' to use a visible laser sight, and their presence or visibility is [[TooDumbToLive rarely explained in-game]].
in-game.
18th Mar '16 12:11:16 PM Willbyr
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* Used as a joke in one episode of ''SeitokaiYakuindomo'' when a photographer for the school paper uses one to set up a shot of the main characters sleeping.

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* Used as a joke in one episode of ''SeitokaiYakuindomo'' ''Manga/SeitokaiYakuindomo'' when a photographer for the school paper uses one to set up a shot of the main characters sleeping.
16th Mar '16 1:40:49 AM YT45
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* At least one incident has been recorded of the "intimidation" method ''preventing'' violence in Iraq. In 2005, a US Army infantry unit was conducting a night operation to capture a High Value Target somewhere in Anbar Province. One squad was making their way across the rooftops of neighboring houses when they encountered a man sleeping on the roof. When one of the Americans tripped over a glass bottle, the man awoke and reached for the AKM by his side. But as soon as he grasped his rifle, he noticed a dozen bright red dots dancing on his chest. The Iraqi took his hand off the rifle, made a "Hey, we're cool," gesture at the unseen Americans, and went back to sleep. The HVT was captured and none of his neighbors got shot.

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* At least one incident has been recorded of the "intimidation" method ''preventing'' violence in Iraq. In 2005, a US Army infantry unit was conducting a night operation to capture a High Value Target somewhere in Anbar Province. Province. One squad was making their way across the rooftops of neighboring houses when they encountered a man sleeping on the roof. roof. When one of the Americans tripped over a glass bottle, the man awoke and reached for the AKM by his side. side. But as soon as he grasped his rifle, [[OhCrap he noticed a dozen bright red dots dancing on his chest. chest]]. The Iraqi took his hand off the rifle, made a "Hey, we're cool," gesture at the unseen Americans, and went back to sleep. sleep. The HVT was captured and none of his neighbors got shot.
16th Mar '16 1:39:24 AM YT45
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* At least one incident has been recorded of the "intimidation" method ''preventing'' violence in Iraq. In 2005, a US Army infantry unit was conducting a night operation to capture a High Value Target somewhere in Anbar Province. One squad was making their way across the rooftops of neighboring houses when they encountered a man sleeping on the roof. When one of the Americans tripped over a glass bottle, the man awoke and reached for the AKM by his side. But as soon as he grasped his rifle, he noticed a dozen bright red dots dancing on his chest. The Iraqi took his hand off the rifle, made a "Hey, we're cool," gesture at the unseen Americans, and went back to sleep. The HVT was captured and none of his neighbors got shot.
14th Mar '16 12:29:29 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Film/RoboCop3''. A criminal enters a cafe/doughnut shop, unaware that the old cliche about doughnut shops being a standard hangout for cops actually applies to this establishment. As soon as he pulls out his piece and demands money from the cashier, there is what could be called a ''ClickHello'' on steroids, followed by six or seven laser sights pointed at the poor sap's torso. DonutMessWithACop!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUqdIFUbxE Three on his face]], actually. And half a dozen more that didn't bother with laser sights.
---> ''What's it like, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery being a rocket scientist?]]''

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* ''Film/RoboCop3''. A criminal enters a cafe/doughnut shop, unaware that the old cliche about doughnut shops being a standard hangout for cops actually applies to this establishment. As soon as he pulls out his piece and demands money from the cashier, there is what could be called a ''ClickHello'' on steroids, followed by six or seven three laser sights pointed at the poor sap's torso.face. DonutMessWithACop!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUqdIFUbxE Three on his face]], actually. And half a dozen more that didn't bother with laser sights.
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--> ''What's it like, [[ThisAintRocketSurgery being a rocket scientist?]]''
2nd Feb '16 10:04:12 AM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation:TheBoondocks'':

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* ''WesternAnimation:TheBoondocks'':''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'':
2nd Feb '16 10:03:50 AM AHI-3000
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* ''TheBoondocks'': A little girl notices a laser dot on a Mall Santa's head, just before Riley bursts into the scene with a pair of airsoft guns.
** Also in the first episode, Huey tries to shoot a rich white neighbor with Riley's airsoft gun. His grandfather notices the laser sight and keeps blocking it and/or pulling the neighbor out of range.

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* ''TheBoondocks'': A ''WesternAnimation:TheBoondocks'':
** In "The Garden Party", Huey tries to shoot Ed Wuncler I with Riley's airsoft gun. Robert notices the laser sight, and keeps blocking it and/or pulling Wuncler out of range.
** In "A Huey Freeman Christmas", a
little girl notices a laser dot on a Mall Santa's MallSanta's head, just before Riley bursts into the scene with a pair of airsoft guns.
** Also in the first episode, Huey tries to shoot a rich white neighbor with Riley's airsoft gun. His grandfather notices the laser sight and keeps blocking it and/or pulling the neighbor out of range.
guns.
30th Jan '16 7:41:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Cobra}}''. The cop played by SylvesterStallone uses a [[RareGuns Jati submachine gun]] with laser sight. While in a factory he uses the sight to distract some mooks by detaching it and leaving it switched on in a dark room. While the mooks are sneaking up on where they think Stallone is, he jumps them from behind.

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* ''Film/{{Cobra}}''. The cop played by SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone uses a [[RareGuns Jati submachine gun]] with laser sight. While in a factory he uses the sight to distract some mooks by detaching it and leaving it switched on in a dark room. While the mooks are sneaking up on where they think Stallone is, he jumps them from behind.
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