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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''.
''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise''.



* 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.
31st Aug '15 5:59:04 PM eroock
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->''What is it Wallace always says? It's not the bullet that has your name on it you have to worry about...it's all those other ones marked "To whom it may concern."''

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->''What ->''"What is it Wallace always says? It's not the bullet that has your name on it you have to worry about...it's all those other ones marked "To 'To whom it may concern."'''"''
9th Oct '14 7:26:28 AM Nailbudday
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** This troper knows a military marksmanship instructor. He HATES full-auto, and points out that its actual strategic purpose is basically to make a scary noise so the enemy will be too busy hiding to shoot back. Works well if you have an ammo truck following you, but for a small fireteam it's a good way to get stuck in enemy territory with empty guns.

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** This troper knows a military marksmanship instructor. He HATES full-auto, and points out that its The actual strategic purpose of full-auto is basically to make a scary noise so the enemy will be too busy hiding to shoot back. Works well if you have an ammo truck following you, but for a small fireteam it's a good way to get stuck in enemy territory with empty guns.
18th Sep '14 3:23:53 PM cliffc999
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** [[spoiler:John of Rhodes]] and [[spoiler:Wasahi]] suffered similar fates from a blind-fired siege gun and a knocked over rocket, respectively.

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** [[spoiler:John of Rhodes]] and [[spoiler:Wasahi]] [[spoiler:Wahsi]] suffered similar fates from a blind-fired siege gun and a knocked over rocket, respectively.
19th Jul '14 1:07:29 PM erforce
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* Subverted in the Battle of Mogadishu (BlackHawkDown), where the sheer massive amounts of gunfire directed at the US troops largely missed as a result of not even bothering to aim (or sometimes even ''looking''). It was the few trained militia, taking the time to aim well, that actually hit the US troopers.

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* Subverted in the Battle of Mogadishu (BlackHawkDown), (as seen in ''Film/BlackHawkDown''), where the sheer massive amounts of gunfire directed at the US troops largely missed as a result of not even bothering to aim (or sometimes even ''looking''). It was the few trained militia, taking the time to aim well, that actually hit the US troopers.
16th May '14 11:54:36 AM cliffc999
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** Murphy was particularly strong with this one, as the bullet would have had to go through a house wall and floor, both hardwood, an excellent bullet stopper, from a small caliber handgun. Making this an outright DiabolusExMachina out of uncorrected ignorance.
*** Even moreso, as the bullet is shown to have shattered the window, and there's no way, given [[spoiler:Warren]]'s height, [[spoiler:Tara]]'s height, and the height of the window from the ground, that a bullet could traveled that path, unless it was a Roger Rabbit bullet that took a sharp turn in midair somewhere.
*** Not to drive the point home, but this magic bullet would have also had to have made ''another'' sharp turn after killing [[spoiler:Tara]] in order to avoid also killing [[spoiler:Willow]] who was standing directly in line (but on the opposite side) of [[spoiler:Tara]]

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** Murphy was particularly strong with this one, as This one pushes the bullet would have had to go through a house wall and floor, both hardwood, an excellent bullet stopper, from a small caliber handgun. Making this an outright envelope even for DiabolusExMachina out of uncorrected ignorance.
*** Even moreso,
as the bullet is shown to have shattered the window, and there's no way, given [[spoiler:Warren]]'s height, [[spoiler:Tara]]'s height, and the height of the window from the ground, that a bullet could traveled that path, path unless it was a Roger Rabbit bullet that took a sharp turn in midair somewhere.
*** Not to drive the point home, but
midair.
** Additionally,
this magic bullet would have also had to have made ''another'' sharp turn after killing [[spoiler:Tara]] in order to avoid also killing [[spoiler:Willow]] who was standing directly in line (but on the opposite side) of [[spoiler:Tara]]
24th Mar '14 7:15:00 AM erforce
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->''What is it Wallace always says? It's not the bullet that has your name on it you have to worry about...it's all those other ones marked "To whom it may concern."''\\
-- '''Greg Rucka''', ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry''

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->''What is it Wallace always says? It's not the bullet that has your name on it you have to worry about...it's all those other ones marked "To whom it may concern."''\\
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'''Greg Rucka''', ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry''



* The scene in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' where Tilly fires at Goldfinger but misses completely and hits the ground next to JamesBond instead.

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* The scene in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' where Tilly fires at Goldfinger but misses completely and hits the ground next to JamesBond Film/JamesBond instead.



* ''Film/{{Caddyshack}} II'' has a Murphy's Golf Ball. One character has a slice so bad the ball goes the exact opposite direction he was aiming. So he turns around.

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* ''Film/{{Caddyshack}} II'' ''Film/CaddyshackII'' has a Murphy's Golf Ball. One character has a slice so bad the ball goes the exact opposite direction he was aiming. So he turns around.
27th Jan '14 6:46:00 PM MacronNotes
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* ''Almost'' happens in the YokoTsuno story "Devil's Organ", where an old man goes ballistic trying to shoot a bat with a carbine and the bullet hits several corners before hitting Vic Video, Yoko's partner. Fortunately, Vic's head is merely grazed by the bullet (which missed him for merely millimeters), but Yoko almost goes into an UnstoppableRage at that, grabbing the weapon and pointing at the maddened old man.

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* ''Almost'' happens in the YokoTsuno ComicBook/YokoTsuno story "Devil's Organ", where an old man goes ballistic trying to shoot a bat with a carbine and the bullet hits several corners before hitting Vic Video, Yoko's partner. Fortunately, Vic's head is merely grazed by the bullet (which missed him for merely millimeters), but Yoko almost goes into an UnstoppableRage at that, grabbing the weapon and pointing at the maddened old man.
26th Jan '14 11:19:50 AM LongLiveHumour
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* TheDresdenFiles have an example. In one book, a gun goes off in a struggle between Harry and a crazy porn star, hitting a random bystander in the hallway. Of course, this was the result of a very powerful and targeted bad luck curse as well.

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* TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' have an example. In one book, a gun goes off in a struggle between Harry and a crazy porn star, hitting a random bystander in the hallway. Of course, this was the result of a very powerful and targeted bad luck curse as well.
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