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13th Jun '15 1:44:46 AM Geoduck
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* Used in the movie ''SupportYourLocalSheriff'', in which James Garner runs down a typical western wooden sidewalk while a dozen gunmen blast away him from across the street. Every one of dozens of bullets hits the wooden boards of the sidewalk just behind him.

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* Used in the movie ''SupportYourLocalSheriff'', ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff'', in which James Garner runs down a typical western wooden sidewalk while a dozen gunmen blast away him from across the street. Every one of dozens of bullets hits the wooden boards of the sidewalk just behind him.
22nd Sep '13 10:02:48 AM nombretomado
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* Of course, Richard Dean Anderson's ''other'' successful series, ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'', repeats this, but with Goa'uld Deathgliders, the gunfire from which usually sends people flying.
* Often seen in ''Xena, Warrior Princess'', especially in the episodes "Livia" and "Eve," where Xena uselessly but dramatically catches daggers out of midair that seem to have been aimed somewhere over her shoulders.

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* Of course, Richard Dean Anderson's ''other'' successful series, ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'', ''Series/StargateSG1'', repeats this, but with Goa'uld Deathgliders, the gunfire from which usually sends people flying.
* Often seen in ''Xena, Warrior Princess'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', especially in the episodes "Livia" and "Eve," where Xena uselessly but dramatically catches daggers out of midair that seem to have been aimed somewhere over her shoulders.
14th Jul '13 12:49:29 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HarryPotter'', especially towards the end, nobody can hit the broadside of a barn standing two feet from it, unless the plot or drama dictates that it should. [[spoiler: This causes such mishaps as one of the twins losing an ear.]]
** There's an interesting [[JustifiedTrope justification]] in the climactic battle of ''HarryPotter and the Half-Blood Prince''. Harry blew his stack of luck potion among his friends, who would've been dead five times over without it. Ginny actually said that everything just seemed to miss them.

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* In ''HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', especially towards the end, nobody can hit the broadside of a barn standing two feet from it, unless the plot or drama dictates that it should. [[spoiler: This causes such mishaps as one of the twins losing an ear.]]
** There's an interesting [[JustifiedTrope justification]] in the climactic battle of ''HarryPotter and the Half-Blood Prince''.''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. Harry blew his stack of luck potion among his friends, who would've been dead five times over without it. Ginny actually said that everything just seemed to miss them.
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