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20th Nov '17 10:01:29 PM jamespolk
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* The term was coined during ''UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar'', describing the effects of cannons' [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter canister shot]] on oncoming infantry.

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* The term was coined during ''UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar'', UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, describing the effects of cannons' canister shot on oncoming infantry. Cannon in the Civil War typically fired either solid shot, which was deadly only if it hit you directly, or exploding shells, which sent shrapnel flying and could kill more soldiers than solid shot. When the enemy got close enough, the artillery would load canister, which was tin cans filled with lead pellets--thus converting the cannon into [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter canister shot]] on oncoming infantry.a giant shotgun]]. Pink Mist was often the result.
7th Nov '17 8:21:40 PM Caps-luna
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*** The Fins had the Lahati anti tank rifle, it was more than five milliliters bigger than what the Russians used and they liked to load it with high explosive rounds. Invading Soviet troopers were often described as being vaporized upon being struck.
28th Jul '17 8:35:36 AM EdibleSamurai
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* In ''VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon'', shooting an enemy with a high-powered weapon, such as the shotgun at point-blank range, or getting them caught in the immediate blast radius of a grenade, will more often than not result in that enemy's body being reduced to red mist. This leaves no organs, no limbs, nothing, but a stain on the floor. Ouch.
15th Mar '17 3:24:43 AM AgProv
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** As with most armies in 1939-41, the Red Army was issued large-calibre anti-tank rifles. At first effective against lightly armoured tanks and AFV's, as the war progressed and armour got thicker they very soon became obselete in their primary role. The Russians didn't scrap them: a virtue of these massive rifles was that they offered an extemely stable firing platform. They tended to be repurposed as very emphatic sniper rifles capable of turning an entire torso into pink mist.
13th Dec '16 3:32:02 PM One-Three-Seven
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*The term was coined during ''UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar'', describing the effects of cannons' [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter canister shot]] on oncoming infantry.
6th Dec '16 12:07:18 AM Chabal2
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* Dialled UpToEleven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', in which the main weapon of the Space Marines is essentially a fully automatic rocket-propelled grenade launcher. [[strike: A few]] ONE good hit can turn ''your entire body'' into PinkMist[=/=]Pink Salsa. Even the humble lasgun, much-derided in the fandom with the nickname "flashlight", is described in-universe to be roughly equal in power to such classic full-power rifles as the M1 Garand, and entirely capable of taking a limb or head off a target.

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* Dialled UpToEleven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', in which 40000}}'':
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the main weapon of the Space Marines is essentially a fully automatic rocket-propelled grenade launcher. [[strike: A few]] ONE good hit can turn ''your entire body'' into PinkMist[=/=]Pink Salsa. Even the humble lasgun, much-derided in the fandom with the nickname "flashlight", "flashlight" due to being the weakest standard weapon, is described in-universe to be roughly equal in power to such classic full-power rifles as the M1 Garand, and entirely capable of taking a limb or head off a target.target.
** The fluff for a Tau railgun describes a Leman Russ tank with two matching, perfectly circular holes on either side... and the red spray on the exit hole, the remains of the crew that were instantly misted and sucked out by the hypervelocity round.
22nd Aug '16 3:31:18 PM eroock
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* Happens in Film/TheMatrix when Trinity challenges an Agent to [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange dodge a bullet at point blank range.]] The resulting headshot produces this.

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* Happens in Film/TheMatrix ''Film/TheMatrix'' when Trinity challenges an Agent to [[NoRangeLikePointBlankRange dodge a bullet at point blank range.]] The resulting headshot produces this.
4th Aug '16 10:10:29 PM DrOO7
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* Oh so very used in military fiction. Case in point: Creator/TomClancy.

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* Oh so very used in military fiction. Case in point: Creator/TomClancy. The shootout sequence that opens ''Literature/PatriotGames'' actually describes "a wet, pink cloud" as Jack Ryan shoots one of the bad guys.
24th Apr '16 7:56:59 AM Atomic_Bear
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* Dialled up to 11 in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', in which the main weapon of the Space Marines is a machine gun loaded with exploding bullets. [[strike: A few]] ONE good hit can turn ''your entire body'' into PinkMist[=/=]Pink Salsa.

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* Dialled up to 11 UpToEleven in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', in which the main weapon of the Space Marines is essentially a machine gun loaded with exploding bullets.fully automatic rocket-propelled grenade launcher. [[strike: A few]] ONE good hit can turn ''your entire body'' into PinkMist[=/=]Pink Salsa. Even the humble lasgun, much-derided in the fandom with the nickname "flashlight", is described in-universe to be roughly equal in power to such classic full-power rifles as the M1 Garand, and entirely capable of taking a limb or head off a target.
20th Apr '16 12:04:33 AM freesefan
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* In ''[[Literature/TheCrossing2015 The Crossing]]'', "Bosch felt a fine mist of blood hit him full in the face" after another cop puts a bullet through the skull of the bad guy.
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