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30th May '18 5:48:21 AM Siempie
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'' episode "Savage", Hammer tries to shoot Tony by pinning him down on the ground and shoving a [[{{BFG}} Hammer 3000]] in his face. However, because the magazine is positioned [[EpicFail right at the business end of the thing]], Tony just calmly smiles at him and pulls the cartridge out.
22nd May '18 11:19:18 AM Jeduthun
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* In ''Literature/{{Kidnapped}}'', David Balfour kills an attacker who tries to ambush them by [[TooDumbToLive jumping down directly in front of David's gun]]. He's still pretty shaken up by it.
4th May '18 10:53:08 AM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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* in the Burma campaign in 1945, attacking British forces were presented with a problem. Defending Japanese forces and their allies had entrenched themselves in a walled city with mediaeval fortifications more suited to an earlier age in warfare. Normal field weapons, including heavy tanks, were absolutely ineffective in breaching the defences. The British general decided he had to fight a battle more suited to Napoleonic siege, and brought forward some of the heaviest artillery weapons at his disposal - guns designed to fire from several ''miles'' away. These were advanced as near as he could get to the Japanese-held walls, and each gun was flanked closely by two tanks for close-in protection. The super-heavy artillery pieces then broke down the wall from two or three hundred yards away, firing over open sights, opening a breach for tanks and infantry to storm in a manner more suited to 1812.

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* in In the Burma campaign in 1945, attacking British forces were presented with a problem. Defending Japanese forces and their allies had entrenched themselves in a walled city with mediaeval fortifications more suited to an earlier age in warfare. Normal field weapons, including heavy tanks, were absolutely ineffective in breaching the defences. The British general decided he had to fight a battle more suited to Napoleonic siege, and brought forward some of the heaviest artillery weapons at his disposal - guns designed to fire from several ''miles'' away. These were advanced as near as he could get to the Japanese-held walls, and each gun was flanked closely by two tanks for close-in protection. The super-heavy artillery pieces then broke down the wall from two or three hundred yards away, firing over open sights, opening a breach for tanks and infantry to storm in a manner more suited to 1812.
24th Mar '18 10:57:52 PM darkemyst
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* Martellus [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140411 repeatedly shoots Rerich]] from ''at most'' two feet away after blowing up the carriage he was in, attacking him with ten spark hounds, and injuring Rerich to the point that he is no longer able to get up.

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* Martellus [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140411 repeatedly shoots Rerich]] from ''at most'' two three feet away after blowing up the carriage he was in, attacking him with ten spark hounds, and injuring Rerich to the point that he is no longer able to get up.
24th Mar '18 10:56:27 PM darkemyst
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* Martellus [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140411 repeatedly shoots Rerich]] from ''at most'' two feet away after blowing up the carriage he was in, attacking him with ten spark hounds, and injuring Rerich to the point that he is no longer able to get up.
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26th Feb '18 9:49:50 AM WillKeaton
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* On ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Church manages to subvert this trope hilariously in one episode of Reconstruction. Church normally uses the SniperRifle with [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy comical inefficiency]] but surely he couldn't miss using a pistol from a foot away, right? WRONG! Not only does he fail to kill the target, he manages to empty an entire clip of ammo without even grazing his target (who is ''standing still'') once.

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* On ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' Church manages to subvert this trope hilariously in one episode of Reconstruction. ''Reconstruction''. Church normally uses the SniperRifle with [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy comical inefficiency]] inefficiency]], but surely he couldn't miss using a pistol from a foot away, right? WRONG! Not only does he fail to kill the target, he manages to empty an entire clip of ammo without even grazing his target (who is ''standing still'') once.
26th Feb '18 9:49:06 AM WillKeaton
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* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' comic series [[note]]Not the 2006 revival[[/note]], Elisa uses this against a ninja, knocking him to the floor and sticking her gun in his face. While she doesn't fire, she tells him that she bets his 'fancy footwork' won't let him dodge a shot ''this'' close.

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* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' comic series [[note]]Not series,[[note]]not the 2006 revival[[/note]], revival,[[/note]] Elisa uses this against a ninja, knocking him to the floor and sticking her gun in his face. While she doesn't fire, she tells him that she bets his 'fancy footwork' won't let him dodge a shot ''this'' close.
26th Feb '18 9:48:17 AM WillKeaton
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The phrase "point blank" originates as an artillery term for when the target is so close the gun isn't elevated to compensate for distance (it comes from the French "blanc", meaning white, refering to the white point in the centre of the target and was typically found experimentally, by test-firing a given weapon and adjusting the sights so the user has a reliable midpoint to aim with).

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The phrase "point blank" originates as an artillery term for when the target is so close the gun isn't elevated to compensate for distance (it distance. (It comes from the French "blanc", meaning white, refering referring to the white point in the centre center of the target and was typically found experimentally, by test-firing a given weapon and adjusting the sights so the user has a reliable midpoint to aim with).
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18th Feb '18 9:37:11 AM WhosAsking
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* Defied in ''Anime/{{Trigun}}''. Dominique the Cyclops tried this on Vash the Stampede not once but ''three'' times by using her [[HypnoticEyes Demon's Eye]] to dazzle him. However, each time Vash's superhuman reflexes allowed him to avoid getting killed, only getting grazed the third time. She would've tried again if Vash hadn't figured out her secret and turned the trope against her, shooting out her eye shutter to prove it doesn't affect him anymore.
18th Feb '18 9:27:32 AM WhosAsking
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* One of the many finisher moves in ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'' video game.

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* One of the many finisher moves in ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'' video game. ''VideoGame/ScarfaceTheWorldIsYours'' lets you do it, too, if you get close enough with most firearms.
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