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7th Feb '18 1:38:42 PM BattleMaster
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* Played with in ''Literature/TyrannosaurCanyon'': the hero scavenges a gun with only one bullet. It burns a hole in his pocket for several chapters until he finally gets close enough...and misses. He still manages to [[WeaponForIntimidation make it work]].


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* Played with in ''Literature/TyrannosaurCanyon'': the hero scavenges a gun with only one bullet. It burns a hole in his pocket for several chapters until he finally gets close enough...and misses. He still manages to [[WeaponForIntimidation make it work]].
29th Jan '18 7:26:46 AM Heffenfeffer
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* ''Film/FinalJustice'', an MST3K fodder film, plays with this when Palermo and Sheriff Geronimo have their excessively long chase sequence. Both of them have six-shot revolvers and fire potshots at each other near the start, but as the chase continues Geronimo tells another agent - "We're both out of bullets. I'm gonna try and bluff him." Later on, they take aim at each other in an empty street - and both guns click, leading to the ''next'' part of the chase scene...



* ''Film/FinalJustice'', an MST3K fodder film, plays with this when Palermo and Sheriff Geronimo have their excessively long chase sequence. Both of them have six-shot revolvers and fire potshots at each other near the start, but as the chase continues Geronimo tells another agent - "We're both out of bullets. I'm gonna try and bluff him." Later on, they take aim at each other in an empty street - and both guns click, leading to the ''next'' part of the chase scene...

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* ''Film/FinalJustice'', an MST3K fodder film, plays with this when Palermo and Sheriff Geronimo have their excessively long chase sequence. Both of them have six-shot revolvers and fire potshots at each other near the start, but as the chase continues Geronimo tells another agent - "We're both out of bullets. I'm gonna try and bluff him." Later on, they take aim at each other in an empty street - and both guns click, leading to the ''next'' part of the chase scene...
29th Jan '18 7:26:09 AM Heffenfeffer
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* ''Film/FinalJustice'', an MST3K fodder film, plays with this when Palermo and Sheriff Geronimo have their excessively long chase sequence. Both of them have six-shot revolvers and fire potshots at each other near the start, but as the chase continues Geronimo tells another agent - "We're both out of bullets. I'm gonna try and bluff him." Later on, they take aim at each other in an empty street - and both guns click, leading to the ''next'' part of the chase scene...



* 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?"]]

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** Another episode plays with this trope - all episode Max says that his contract expires at midnight and that he won't re-sign without more benefits. In the middle of a gunfight with a K.A.O.S agent on one side and Max and his boss on the other, Max stands up and lets the agent know that he's on strike. His boss then grudgingly agrees to Max's terms while Max and the agent talk about what benefits K.A.O.S. offers. After Max resigns, he tells the agent to go ahead and shoot him, and the agent's gun clicks. Max then disarms and detains the agent while his boss asks why Max let the agent try and shoot him. Max says that the agent fired six shots, but his boss only heard five shots. Max picks up the gun, pulls the trigger, and it fires - then Max sheepishly says, "Six."
* 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 only has a single bullet. He manages to buy some time by asking them [[ArmorPiercingQuestion "Have you already decided which of you is going to receive it?"]]
19th Jan '18 7:38:41 AM Odacon_Spy
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** [=Zer0=]'s "0ne Sh0t 0ne Kill" skill inverts this: the ''first'' bullet fired from a full magazine gets a big damage bonus.

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** [=Zer0=]'s "0ne Sh0t [=Sh0t=] 0ne Kill" skill inverts this: the ''first'' bullet fired from a full magazine gets a big damage bonus.
24th Sep '17 2:49:20 PM LukeLynch
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'''Reaper:''' Half a clip. You?\\

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'''Reaper:''' ''[shrug]'' Half a clip. You?\\
24th Sep '17 2:48:26 PM LukeLynch
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-->'''Sarge:''' How much do you have left?\\

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-->'''Sarge:''' How much do What you have got left?\\



'''Sarge:''' ''[patting his BFG]'' I've got one more round.

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'''Sarge:''' ''[patting his BFG]'' I've got got...one more round.
4th Sep '17 1:18:14 PM HawkbitAlpha
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This trope is named after the uncanny attempt at drama of giving the hero only a single chance to win the battle, i.e. one bullet left. You can be sure of it, you can count on it, you could bet money on it if anyone would actually take that bet. That shot is going to hit its target. It may have been actually suspenseful at some point, but by now [[DeadHorseTrope everyone has seen this one done and done again]].

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This trope is named after the uncanny attempt at drama of giving the hero only a single chance to win the battle, i.e. one bullet left. You can be sure of it, you can count on it, you could bet money on it if anyone would actually take that bet. That shot is going to hit its target. It may have been actually suspenseful at some point, but by now [[DeadHorseTrope [[DiscreditedTrope everyone has seen this one done and done again]].
4th Sep '17 1:17:09 PM HawkbitAlpha
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This trope is named after the uncanny attempt at drama of giving the hero only a single chance to win the battle, i.e. one bullet left. You can be sure of it, you can count on it, you could bet money on it if anyone would actually take that bet. That shot is going to hit its target. It may have been actually suspenseful at some point, but by now [[DiscreditedTrope everyone has seen this one done and done again]].

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This trope is named after the uncanny attempt at drama of giving the hero only a single chance to win the battle, i.e. one bullet left. You can be sure of it, you can count on it, you could bet money on it if anyone would actually take that bet. That shot is going to hit its target. It may have been actually suspenseful at some point, but by now [[DiscreditedTrope [[DeadHorseTrope everyone has seen this one done and done again]].
4th Sep '17 7:59:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}} Counter-Strike: Source]]'' has the achievement "Magic Bullet" which involves killing an enemy with the last bullet you have loaded..

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}} ''[[VideoGame/CounterStrike Counter-Strike: Source]]'' has the achievement "Magic Bullet" which involves killing an enemy with the last bullet you have loaded..
31st Aug '17 2:06:28 PM HalcyonDayz
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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash has used up five of his six shots to make a giant projectile veer off course from a group of incapacitated civilians. Vash ejects the empty cartidges (even saying "Only one bullet left, doc."), spins the barrel, locks it without looking, and shoots - he picked the right chamber. Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler: Vash isn't really human and may or may not have psychic powers]].

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* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash has used up five of his six shots to make a giant projectile veer off course from a group of incapacitated civilians. Vash ejects the empty cartidges cartridges (even saying "Only one bullet left, doc."), spins the barrel, locks it without looking, and shoots - he picked the right chamber. Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} in that [[spoiler: Vash isn't really human and may or may not have psychic powers]].



** Zer0's "0ne Sh0t 0ne Kill" skill inverts this: the ''first'' bullet fired from a full magazine gets a big damage bonus.

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** Zer0's [=Zer0=]'s "0ne Sh0t 0ne Kill" skill inverts this: the ''first'' bullet fired from a full magazine gets a big damage bonus.
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