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7th Jul '16 5:04:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the {{Pulp}} RolePlayingGame ''SpiritOfTheCentury'', Ammo normally isn't tracked; the game just assumes you brought enough and lets you get on with the fun. But if you bought a certain ability, you can ''declare'' at any time that you have one bullet left- you'll be out of ammo after your next shot, but that last bullet gets huge bonuses.

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* In the {{Pulp}} RolePlayingGame ''SpiritOfTheCentury'', ''TabletopGame/SpiritOfTheCentury'', Ammo normally isn't tracked; the game just assumes you brought enough and lets you get on with the fun. But if you bought a certain ability, you can ''declare'' at any time that you have one bullet left- you'll be out of ammo after your next shot, but that last bullet gets huge bonuses.



* ''TabletopGame/StarblazerAdventures'', based on the 1980's British science fiction ComicBook. A character with the One Shot Left stunt may declare at any time that their ranged weapon only has one shot left. This gives their next shot a +3 bonus. (This is the ''same'' stunt as in ''{{Spirit of the Century}}'' above, right down to the exact wording; the two games share the same basic system, although with ''Starblazer Adventures'' being a slightly later iteration there are some differences in detail as well as genre-specific add-ons.)

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* ''TabletopGame/StarblazerAdventures'', based on the 1980's British science fiction ComicBook. A character with the One Shot Left stunt may declare at any time that their ranged weapon only has one shot left. This gives their next shot a +3 bonus. (This is the ''same'' stunt as in ''{{Spirit ''TabletopGame/{{Spirit of the Century}}'' above, right down to the exact wording; the two games share the same basic system, although with ''Starblazer Adventures'' being a slightly later iteration there are some differences in detail as well as genre-specific add-ons.)
23rd Jun '16 2:38:46 PM Gamermaster
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-> "Don't try to bluff, Max. Your finger is out of bullets"
-> "No it's not, it's got one bullet left. See?" <bang>

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-> --> "Don't try to bluff, Max. Your finger is out of bullets"
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"No it's not, it's got one bullet left. See?" <bang>
23rd Jun '16 9:05:42 AM FoxBluereaver
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: "Don't try to bluff, Max. Your finger is out of bullets"
: "No it's not, it's got one bullet left. See?" <bang>


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: -> "Don't try to bluff, Max. Your finger is out of bullets"
: -> "No it's not, it's got one bullet left. See?" <bang>

<bang>
* In the first version of ''Series/{{Zorro}}'', there's one episode where the title character is faced with a gang of outlaws, and is left to one single bullet. He manages to buy some time by asking them [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Have you already decided which of you is going to receive it?"]]
8th Jun '16 6:31:46 PM keybounce
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* In ''Series/GetSmart'', there was this approximate exchange:
: "Don't try to bluff, Max. Your finger is out of bullets"
: "No it's not, it's got one bullet left. See?" <bang>

16th May '16 11:17:50 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* From the 2000 film ''Film/ThePatriot'', Benjamin Martin deliberately saves a special bullet made from one of his murdered son's lead soldiers especially for the BigBad who killed him, Colonel Tavington. Subverted in that while he does get his final, poetic justice-y shot in on Tavington, a cannonball landing nearby throws off his aim and only ''wounds'' the villain, leading to a rather fierce duel between Benjamin and the now ''very'' pissed-off Tavington in the midst of the battle.

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* From the 2000 film ''Film/ThePatriot'', Benjamin Martin deliberately saves a special bullet made from one of his murdered son's lead soldiers especially for the BigBad who killed him, Colonel Tavington. Subverted in that while he does get his final, poetic justice-y shot in on Tavington, a cannonball landing nearby throws off his aim and only ''wounds'' merely wings the villain, leading to a rather fierce duel between Benjamin and the now ''very'' pissed-off Tavington in the midst of the battle.
13th May '16 11:04:53 AM EchoFourDelta
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* The [[SpiderTank Tachikoma]] in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' are among the worlds best killing machines that can deal with anything short of a heavy tank without breaking a sweat. But when most of them are dismantled and the rest of them had been refitted for civilian work, they had to rescue Batou from a special forces hit squad with nothing but a single ancient mortar round a senile old veteran had stashed in a shoe box as their only weapon. When they arrive at the scene, Batou had already killed most of the attackers, except for one last soldier in a huge suit of powered armor who was crushing him under his giant foot. After chasing him into the nearby forest while losing one of their own, the last two try everything they can to make their one single shot count. But as a subversion, with a weak ''"Pfshhh..."'' the propellant fizzles without ejecting the grenade, and the last two Tachikoma get immediately riddled with gaping bullet holes. [[spoiler:But being Tachikoma, they still don't give up after some encouraging words, one of them holds the powered armor guy in place while the other jumps at him, crushing the mortar barrel between their bodies, [[HeroicSacrifice and detonating the grenade.]]]]

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* The [[SpiderTank Tachikoma]] in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' are among the worlds best killing machines that can deal with anything short of a heavy tank without breaking a sweat. But when most of them are dismantled and the rest of them had been refitted for civilian work, they had to rescue Batou from a special forces hit squad with nothing but a single ancient mortar round a senile old veteran had stashed in a shoe box as their only weapon. When they arrive at the scene, Batou had already killed most of the attackers, except for one last soldier in a huge suit of powered armor who was crushing him under his giant foot. After chasing him into the nearby forest while losing one of their own, the last two try everything they can to make their one single shot count. But as a subversion, with a weak ''"Pfshhh..."'' the propellant fizzles without ejecting the grenade, mortar, and the last two Tachikoma get immediately riddled with gaping bullet holes. [[spoiler:But being Tachikoma, they still don't give up after some encouraging words, one of them holds the powered armor guy in place while the other jumps at him, crushing the mortar barrel between their bodies, [[HeroicSacrifice and detonating the grenade.mortar.]]]]
28th Apr '16 8:20:14 PM Unicorndance
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The hero has entered the enemy base. He has killed mooks, blown stuff up, and said one liners. This is it. The final showdown. Hero vs. Big Bad. Mr Villain says, "It's too late! The files have already been transferred!" as he holds the heroine close, threatening to kill the damsel in distress. She cries out to her beloved hero. The hero gathers his resolves and checks his pistol's magazine. He only has one bullet left.

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[[TheHero The hero hero]] has entered the enemy base. He has killed mooks, [[StuffBlowingUp blown stuff up, up,]] and [[CatchPhrase said one liners. liners.]] This is it. The final showdown. Hero vs. Big Bad. BigBad. Mr Villain says, "It's too late! The files have already been transferred!" as he holds the heroine close, threatening to kill the damsel in distress.DamselInDistress. She cries out to her beloved hero. The hero gathers his resolves and checks his pistol's magazine. He only has one bullet left.
12th Apr '16 4:42:27 AM Eyeshield
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* ''Anime/GunxSword'' has an exaggerated example. Wendy's revolver, inherited from her brother, starts out with one bullet... and stays that way for [[UpToEleven the entire series]]. [[spoiler: Fittingly, she uses it on said brother in the finale]].
30th Jan '16 8:48:27 AM nombretomado
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* In ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'''s first bonus mission, Stone has a sniper rifle with only one bullet, and must kill enemies by [[NeckSnap snapping their necks]] until he finds the target.

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* In ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain'''s ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterTheOmegaStrain'''s first bonus mission, Stone has a sniper rifle with only one bullet, and must kill enemies by [[NeckSnap snapping their necks]] until he finds the target.
16th Jan '16 5:55:08 PM ShorinBJ
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* [[Film/{{Clue}} Okay, fine. One plus two plus one... Shut up! The point is, there is ONE BULLET LEFT in this gun and guess who's gonna get it!]]
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