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9th Jul '17 3:45:34 PM nombretomado
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* To pilots, this is known as the "Golden BB", a shot that should not have done anything somehow managing to hit something vital. Pilots of the P-51 Mustang in WorldWarII [[GallowsHumor joked]] that their plane could be shot down by any sharp-eyed boy with a plinking gun, due to the liquid cooling system the engines used.

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* To pilots, this is known as the "Golden BB", a shot that should not have done anything somehow managing to hit something vital. Pilots of the P-51 Mustang in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[GallowsHumor joked]] that their plane could be shot down by any sharp-eyed boy with a plinking gun, due to the liquid cooling system the engines used.
12th Jun '17 11:32:29 PM jamespolk
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* President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was a real-life version of this trope. When John Hinckley shot at him, he missed with every shot - the bullet that actually hit Reagan ricocheted off the [[{{Irony}} security glass]] of his presidential limo and struck him in the side. Initially, at least, no one was even aware he'd been shot at all.

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* President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was a real-life version of this trope. When John Hinckley shot at him, he missed with every shot - the bullet that actually hit Reagan ricocheted off the [[{{Irony}} security glass]] of his presidential limo and struck him in the side. Initially, at least, Until Reagan started [[BloodFromTheMouth coughing up blood]] while being rushed away in the limo, no one was even aware knew he'd been shot at all.shot.[[note]]And that was what saved his life, as the limo diverted to the hospital. If they'd gone to the White House as originally planned, Reagan would have bled to death.[[/note]]
30th May '17 6:36:43 PM nombretomado
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* Appears in ''TheWestWing''; a gang of white supremacists attempt to shoot Charlie because they dislike his dating the President's daughter. They miss him entirely, but succeed in shooting the President and Josh. As you might expect, the Secret Service take a dim view of this. Justified, however; the shooters were firing at the presidential motorcade from a high-rise building using handguns, which are notoriously unreliable at a distance if you're trying to hit a specific target.

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* Appears in ''TheWestWing''; ''Series/TheWestWing''; a gang of white supremacists attempt to shoot Charlie because they dislike his dating the President's daughter. They miss him entirely, but succeed in shooting the President and Josh. As you might expect, the Secret Service take a dim view of this. Justified, however; the shooters were firing at the presidential motorcade from a high-rise building using handguns, which are notoriously unreliable at a distance if you're trying to hit a specific target.
23rd Oct '16 4:32:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* As the above quote shows, Tara Chace from the excellent comic series ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' managed to avoid all the bullets...except for one ricochet, which hit her in the leg.

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* As the above quote shows, Tara Chace from the excellent comic series ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry'' managed to avoid all the bullets...except for one ricochet, which hit her in the leg.
23rd Oct '16 4:31:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Creator/JohnWayne movie, ''El Dorado'' where he buys a "a gun for a man who can't shoot," which turns out to be a sawed-off shotgun. Later, John Wayne is the only man in their band hit by in the final fight... the doctor finds shotgun shrapnel in the wound and wants to know who would bring a gun like that to a fight like that.

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* The Creator/JohnWayne movie, ''El Dorado'' ''Film/ElDorado'' where he buys a "a gun for a man who can't shoot," which turns out to be a sawed-off shotgun. Later, John Wayne is the only man in their band hit by in the final fight... the doctor finds shotgun shrapnel in the wound and wants to know who would bring a gun like that to a fight like that.
23rd Oct '16 4:31:31 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Sep '16 6:51:14 AM shokoshu
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* Heavily implied in "Mexican Blood" by Music/ThinLizzy. (All we know is a) a cowboys son is looking for trouble, b) the Mexican boy tries to gun him down c) when the smoke clears, the Mexican's girlfriend lies dead on the ground.)
19th Jul '16 5:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in OneThousandWaysToDie. In one case, a drunken redneck shoots into the air and kills an InnocentBystander who was ''a mile away''. In another two hitmen try to kill a mafioso who has betrayed the group, but the reinforced glass from the car deflects all of the shots... and one of these shots kills the hitman who shot it.

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* Happens in OneThousandWaysToDie.''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie''. In one case, a drunken redneck shoots into the air and kills an InnocentBystander who was ''a mile away''. In another two hitmen try to kill a mafioso who has betrayed the group, but the reinforced glass from the car deflects all of the shots... and one of these shots kills the hitman who shot it.
24th Jan '16 9:15:53 AM nombretomado
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* Bambi's death in ''StrangersInParadise''.

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* Bambi's death in ''StrangersInParadise''.
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* The JohnWayne movie, ''El Dorado'' where he buys a "a gun for a man who can't shoot," which turns out to be a sawed-off shotgun. Later, John Wayne is the only man in their band hit by in the final fight... the doctor finds shotgun shrapnel in the wound and wants to know who would bring a gun like that to a fight like that.

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* The JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne movie, ''El Dorado'' where he buys a "a gun for a man who can't shoot," which turns out to be a sawed-off shotgun. Later, John Wayne is the only man in their band hit by in the final fight... the doctor finds shotgun shrapnel in the wound and wants to know who would bring a gun like that to a fight like that.
15th Nov '15 11:50:16 AM nombretomado
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* President RonaldReagan was a real-life version of this trope. When John Hinckley shot at him, he missed with every shot - the bullet that actually hit Reagan ricocheted off the [[{{Irony}} security glass]] of his presidential limo and struck him in the side. Initially, at least, no one was even aware he'd been shot at all.

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* President RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was a real-life version of this trope. When John Hinckley shot at him, he missed with every shot - the bullet that actually hit Reagan ricocheted off the [[{{Irony}} security glass]] of his presidential limo and struck him in the side. Initially, at least, no one was even aware he'd been shot at all.
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