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19th Apr '16 1:37:48 AM erforce
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* IndianaJones does this several times. For example...

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* IndianaJones ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' does this several times. For example...



* ''Literature/WarHorse'' has a scene in WorldWarOne where the British cavalry appears to have caught the German encampment flatfooted, only to find that the Germans were prepared with a hidden defensive line of machine guns to mow them down. As a German officer says afterward, "Did you think we'd have a camp on open ground without it being defended?"

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* ''Literature/WarHorse'' ''Film/WarHorse'' has a scene in WorldWarOne where the British cavalry appears to have caught the German encampment flatfooted, only to find that the Germans were prepared with a hidden defensive line of machine guns to mow them down. As a German officer says afterward, "Did you think we'd have a camp on open ground without it being defended?"
17th Apr '16 10:09:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in every SinCity story featuring Miho, who brings a katana to a gun fight quite often.
** Marv also took out a SWAT team that were armed with automatic rifles while all he had was a hatchet.
* Averted with all the ninjas that show up in Franchise/GIJoe. Snake Eyes is notable for dual-wielding an Uzi sub-machine gun and a katana so as to cover close and long range.
26th Mar '16 8:23:24 AM JackG
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* A different version occurs in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Two skinwalkers are facing off in "All Dogs Go To Heaven". One shapeshifts into his canine form, but the other just draws a revolver with {{silver bullet}}s and shoots him. "Did you think this was going to be a dog fight?"
24th Mar '16 2:22:05 AM erforce
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* Discussed by Movie Bob with regards to the ''Film/OldBoy'' remake. A criminal gang in South Korea should carry assorted improvised hand weapons. Guns are hard to get for street criminals there. Anyone trying to take on an American gang with a hammer should have run into this trope headlong, especially in the Southern USA, where guns are plentiful, legal, and cheap. The fact that Spike Jonze decided to just recreate the hammer scene and thus ruin suspension of disbelief showed Jonze was failing to make the material his own rather and was instead just making a beat-for-beat dull remake. Averting this trope meant the movie was being lazy.

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* Discussed by Movie Bob with regards to the ''Film/OldBoy'' ''Film/{{Oldboy|2013}}'' remake. A criminal gang in South Korea should carry assorted improvised hand weapons. Guns are hard to get for street criminals there. Anyone trying to take on an American gang with a hammer should have run into this trope headlong, especially in the Southern USA, where guns are plentiful, legal, and cheap. The fact that Spike Jonze decided to just recreate the hammer scene and thus ruin suspension of disbelief showed Jonze was failing to make the material his own rather and was instead just making a beat-for-beat dull remake. Averting this trope meant the movie was being lazy.
8th Feb '16 7:52:15 PM DarkMask
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* In ''Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate'' the titular witch attempts to fight off her rival's, Jeanne's, [[GunsAkimbo fours guns]] [[DualWielding on her hands]] [[ArmedLegs and feet]] with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]], and gets her ass handed to her. Its not until Rodin shows up with her own freshly-repaired and upgraded set of four guns that Bayonetta is able to turn the tables.

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* In ''Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate'' the titular witch attempts to fight off her rival's, Jeanne's, [[GunsAkimbo fours guns]] [[DualWielding on her hands]] [[ArmedLegs and feet]] with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]], demonic katana]], and gets her ass handed to her. Its not until Rodin shows up with her own freshly-repaired and upgraded set of four guns that Bayonetta is able to turn the tables.
8th Feb '16 7:48:59 PM DarkMask
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* In ''Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate'' the titular witch attempts to fight off her rival's, Jeanne's, [[GunsAkimbo fours guns]] [[DualWielding on her hands]] [[ArmedLegs and feet]] with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana, Shuraba]], and gets her ass handed to her. Its not until Rodin shows up with her own freshly-repaired and upgraded set of four guns that Bayonetta is able to turn the tables.

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* In ''Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate'' the titular witch attempts to fight off her rival's, Jeanne's, [[GunsAkimbo fours guns]] [[DualWielding on her hands]] [[ArmedLegs and feet]] with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana, Shuraba]], Katana]], and gets her ass handed to her. Its not until Rodin shows up with her own freshly-repaired and upgraded set of four guns that Bayonetta is able to turn the tables.
8th Feb '16 7:47:36 PM DarkMask
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* In ''Anime/BayonettaBloodyFate'' the titular witch attempts to fight off her rival's, Jeanne's, [[GunsAkimbo fours guns]] [[DualWielding on her hands]] [[ArmedLegs and feet]] with her [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana, Shuraba]], and gets her ass handed to her. Its not until Rodin shows up with her own freshly-repaired and upgraded set of four guns that Bayonetta is able to turn the tables.
17th Jan '16 10:37:31 AM nombretomado
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* In the LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit episode "Burned," a man accused of setting his wife on fire pulls out a butcher knife during a standoff with several cops. When he starts to lunge toward them, Benson shoots him in the chest - using plastic bullets to bring him down without killing him.

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* In the LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Burned," a man accused of setting his wife on fire pulls out a butcher knife during a standoff with several cops. When he starts to lunge toward them, Benson shoots him in the chest - using plastic bullets to bring him down without killing him.
31st Dec '15 9:33:39 AM eroock
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->'''Malone:''' Isn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight.
-->-- ''Film/TheUntouchables''

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->'''Malone:''' Isn't ->''"Isn't that just like a wop? Brings a knife to a gun fight.
fight."''
-->-- '''Malone''', ''Film/TheUntouchables''
21st Dec '15 1:38:21 AM AetherMaster
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' the League of Assassins sends a group to attack the Arrow, Canary, and Quentin Lance. One of the assassins mocks Quentin for using a gun, calling them a coward's weapon, since the League uses more traditional weaponry like bladed weapons and bows. Little does he know that Quentin was packing a spare gun and shoots the EliteMook point blank just as he was about to get killed.
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