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16th Apr '17 8:24:51 PM nombretomado
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* In Season 3 of WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} after the TimeSkip, Matrix has a gun, named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Gun]]. It's able to lock onto a target, at which point a [[LaserSight glowing M]] appears on the target's forehead after which he literally can't miss. When cornered in a bar by rogue Guardians, he puts it in "[[Film/TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]]" mode: it begins to gimble crazy-fast, and the target-M appears on ''every single sprite in the bar'' besides himself. The Guardians back down.
* In [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]] episode "Bounty", droid bounty hunter C-21 Highsinger performs a rapid fire spinning blaster barrage against a crowd of mooks.

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\n* In Season 3 of WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'' after the TimeSkip, Matrix has a gun, named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Gun]]. It's able to lock onto a target, at which point a [[LaserSight glowing M]] appears on the target's forehead after which he literally can't miss. When cornered in a bar by rogue Guardians, he puts it in "[[Film/TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]]" mode: it begins to gimble crazy-fast, and the target-M appears on ''every single sprite in the bar'' besides himself. The Guardians back down.
* In [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]] ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Bounty", droid bounty hunter C-21 Highsinger performs a rapid fire spinning blaster barrage against a crowd of mooks.
mooks.
26th Feb '17 4:45:15 PM neosuduno
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** The MAP attacks from some Mechs surround the user, and hit everything that can be targeted. Used wisely, over a dozen enemies can be felled in one blow.
7th Nov '16 4:23:10 AM Cifer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has multiple instances, but the most iconic is Reaper's Death Blossom ultimate, a direct reference to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Reaper evokes a smoke cloud around him and whirls to fire his shotguns in every direction. [[RuleOfCool Somehow]], he manages to pour enough lead into an area to [[TotalPartyKill kill every unshielded hero around him]]... with two semi-automatic shotguns that usually only hold four shells each.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has multiple instances, but the most iconic is Reaper's Death Blossom ultimate, a direct reference to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Reaper evokes a smoke cloud around him and whirls to fire his shotguns in every direction. [[RuleOfCool Somehow]], he manages to pour enough lead into an area to [[TotalPartyKill kill every unshielded hero around him]]... with two semi-automatic shotguns that usually only hold four shells each.
7th Nov '16 4:13:49 AM Cifer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has multiple instances, but the most iconic is Reaper's Death Blossom ultimate, a direct reference to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Reaper evokes a smoke cloud around him and whirls to fire his shotguns in every direction. [[RuleOfCool Somehow]], he manages to pour enough lead into an area to [[TotalPartyKill kill every unshielded hero around him]]... with two semi-automatic shotguns that usually only hold four shells each.
19th Oct '16 6:42:09 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Generally reserved for ships with lots of guns pointed in every direction, the MultiDirectionalBarrage is a common last resort move to escape a trap.

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Generally reserved for ships with lots of guns pointed in every direction, the MultiDirectionalBarrage Multi-Directional Barrage is a common last resort move to escape a trap.
1st Sep '16 5:02:00 PM Jake
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* The [[ShurFineGuns notoriously temperamental]] Sten gun would not just fire if dropped, but ''discharge the whole magazine'' while dancing around in a circle. Apocryphally, partisans or even Allied troops who'd run out of hand grenades would sometimes throw a spare one into the midst of some enemy troops instead.
* A real-life BriefcaseBlaster, designed to hold an [=MP5K=] with its trigger operated by squeezing the handle of said briefcase, pretty much had to be used in this fashion because aiming was at best approximate. The general idea was that the user would walk into a BadGuyBar or DenOfIniquity full of terrorists pretending to be a VAT inspector or something and turn on the spot while spraying bullets in a 45-degree arc. It did save one the inconvenience of resorting to TrenchcoatWarfare [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat in weather where that might draw unwanted attention]], but overall it was probably CoolButInefficient.
24th Feb '16 6:21:11 PM MisterTulip
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* In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', when a pack of timberwolves surrounds Sunset Shimmer, she's perfectly fine with it, labeling it as a "target-rich environment" rather than the ambush it was intended to be. Then she proceeds to drive almost the whole pack away with a single spell.
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19th Feb '15 9:30:21 AM advent_child
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* The "Placement Bonus" introduced in modern ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' titles, wherein a unit surrounded on two or more sides by enemies will receive an increase in damage taken. This modifier applies to allied and enemy units.
5th Nov '14 11:12:50 PM susmitds
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* Nearly every major villain in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' does this. However their ways of doing this vary a lot.
** Axel, Larxene, Lexaeus, Saïx, Marluxia and Roxas has attacks that cover all of the battle field.
** Various characters in the series can create [[StormOfBlades a storm of blades]].
** Many others use [[MagicMissileStorm a high number of magic missiles]] to do this.
11th Sep '14 1:40:49 PM StFan
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Bangai-O}}'' games give your ship the ability to fire missiles in all directions. The more under pressure you are, the more (and sometimes BIGGER and more powerful) missiles you can shoot.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Bangai-O}}'' ''VideoGame/BangaiO'' games give your ship the ability to fire missiles in all directions. The more under pressure you are, the more (and sometimes BIGGER and more powerful) missiles you can shoot.
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