History Main / PrettyLittleHeadshots

27th Dec '15 7:58:18 AM RustyBill
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added Live Action TV/JAG
Added DiffLines:
* One episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'' had a female terrorist killed by a headshot and falling (in slow motion) into a flower vendor's stall, with a neat little hole in her forehead. From a ''rifle shot'' at a range of only a few dozen meters.
27th Dec '15 7:44:46 AM Jake18
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVGroundZeroes Metal Gear]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Solid V]]'' averts this trope like hell. Unless you're using tranquilizer darts or rubber bullets, getting a headshot will result in a nasty "SPLAT" and a gruesome wound.
17th Dec '15 12:33:26 PM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message
It wasn't a bullet, so it's not an example.
* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', [[spoiler:that coin did make a pretty smooth journey through Shaw's head. Scarier when you realize that Erik is probably [[IDidWhatIHadToDo very aware of the fact]] that he's causing [[{{Synchronization}} excruciating sympathy pain]] for Charles.]]
20th Nov '15 11:38:13 AM Jake18
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is, for the most part, a perfect embodiment of this trope - headshots cause a blood splatter and the enemy falls down, disconcertingly intact. One rather classy exception is during a cutscene, when Niko shoots [[spoiler: Vlad]] in the face. Not only does the wound spew an impression fountain of blood, but Niko knows it is coming and shields his face before firing. Curiously, one of the earlier games from the same developer, ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', quite strongly averts this trope. And, actually, averted in previous ''GTA'' games, where a typical side-quest is to "pop a dozen [random gang] heads with a sniper rifle" and this literally leads to said Mooks' heads exploding. It's interesting that ''GTA IV'', in many ways the most realistic title in the series, went for a less realistic depiction of headshots.
to:
* Games made by RockstarGames in the HD generation zig-zag this trope. ** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is, for the most part, a perfect embodiment of this trope - headshots cause a blood splatter and the enemy falls down, disconcertingly intact. One rather classy exception is during a cutscene, when Niko shoots [[spoiler: Vlad]] in the face. Not only does the wound spew an impression fountain of blood, but Niko knows it is coming and shields his face before firing. Curiously, one of the earlier games from the same developer, ''VideoGame/{{Manhunt}}'', quite strongly averts this trope. And, actually, averted in previous ''GTA'' games, where a typical side-quest is to "pop a dozen [random gang] heads with a sniper rifle" and this literally leads to said Mooks' heads exploding. It's interesting that ''GTA IV'', in many ways the most realistic title in the series, went for a less realistic depiction of headshots.headshots. ** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', on the other hand, subverts this trope by making any headshot actually create an in-game "model" of an exit and entry wound appear on the head with very grotesque results. This applies to all [=NPCs=], [[CrossesTheLineTwice even women.]] ** ''VideoGame/LANoire'' goes back to playing it straight, with headshots leaving no mark on the heads of enemies. Rather jarring, considering the graphic depictions of murder victims in the Murder Investigations. ** ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' averts it by showing grisly entry and exit wounds if enemies are shot in the head. The only wrinkle is that the wounds are identical for all weapons, so a headshot from a 9MM pistol will leave the same-sized hole as that from a .50 BMG sniper rifle. ** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' goes for the middle ground. While headshots do leave wounds on the victim, they're rather small and hard to notice, even if you use the [[{{BFG}} Heavy Sniper]].

* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' subverts this trope by making any headshot actually create an in-game "model" of an exit and entry wound appear on the head with very grotesque results. This applies to all [=NPCs=], [[CrossesTheLineTwice even women.]]

* ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' averts it by showing grisly entry and exit wounds if enemies are shot in the head.
13th Nov '15 7:38:53 AM DarkDeceiver
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* Averted in Main/{{Animorphs}}. In Megamorphs 3: Elfangor's Secret, the team travel back in time to chase after Visser Four. They eventually end up in the American Revolutionary War, where [[spoiler:Jake is shot in the head and killed.]] It isn't pretty. --> ''I saw the hole. It was centered in [[spoiler:Jake's]] forehead. The back of his head was gone. There was no possible question. He was dead.''
12th Nov '15 10:15:13 PM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message
added example
* The death of [[spoiler: Reed]] on ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is a perfect example. The effect is much heightened because the viewer had no idea until that moment that the killer even ''had'' a gun; the shooting effectively starts a temporary GenreShift for the entire two-parter.
to:
* The death of [[spoiler: Reed]] [[spoiler:Reed]] on ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is a perfect example. The effect is much heightened because the viewer had no idea until that moment that the killer even ''had'' a gun; the shooting effectively starts a temporary GenreShift for the entire two-parter.

* In ''Series/TheWire'', [[spoiler: Jelly]] is shot, point blank, in the side of the head facing away from the camera and nothing is visible but a small blood spurt from the other side.
to:
* In ''Series/TheWire'', [[spoiler: Jelly]] [[spoiler:Jelly]] is shot, point blank, in the side of the head facing away from the camera and nothing is visible but a small blood spurt from the other side.

* Averted in one particular episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a Businesswoman tells everybody off in a press conference, and then bloodily offs herself, ala Bud Dwyer. I saw the possibility of her suicide coming, but wasn't sure it was going to be as bloody as it was, but suffice it to say that wasn't a neat little hole that bullet left.
to:
* Averted in one particular episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a Businesswoman businesswoman tells everybody off in a press conference, and then bloodily offs herself, ala a la Bud Dwyer. I saw the possibility of her suicide coming, but wasn't sure it was going to be as bloody as it was, but suffice Suffice it to say that it wasn't a neat little hole that bullet left.

Added DiffLines:
* Averted Lampshaded in one particular an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' where a Businesswoman tells everybody off the victim of the week is shot in a press conference, the head, and then bloodily offs herself, ala Bud Dwyer. I saw the possibility of her suicide coming, but wasn't sure it was going to be as bloody as it was, but suffice it to say it's pointed out that wasn't a neat little hole that the caliber of the bullet left.should have left more splatter. Goren and Eames later deduce that the bullet had been carefully altered for a cleaner kill.
12th Nov '15 9:58:47 PM Tank50us
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
* A variation happens in DantesPeak, where Dr. Daltons fiance gets nailed in the head by a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_bomb Lava Bomb]]. The issue here is that the rock in question was able to punch a hole in the roof of the truck she was in that was about the size of Harry's fist. A rock that size, coming down that fast, and with that much force would've effectively turned the poor woman's head inside out, but since this is a PG13 film, she only has a little blood to show she'd been hit.
4th Nov '15 1:27:42 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Averted in ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' which, due to the absence of content restrictions, allows the artists to show exactly what happens when someone is shot in the head. [[http://i.imgur.com/G90IE.png Its not pretty.]] * Averted in ''ComicBook/{{Zero}}''. Similar to ThePunisherMAX, artists show a lot of gore whenever someone's shot in the head.
to:
* Averted in ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX'' which, due to the absence of content restrictions, allows the artists to show exactly what happens when someone is shot in the head. [[http://i.imgur.com/G90IE.png Its It's not pretty.]] * Averted in ''ComicBook/{{Zero}}''. Similar to ThePunisherMAX, ''The Punisher MAX'', artists show a lot of gore whenever someone's shot in the head.

[[folder:Film]] * Averted in ''[[Film/SeventyOne '71]]'' when [[spoiler: Thommo is shot by Paul.]]
to:
[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * Averted in ''[[Film/SeventyOne '71]]'' ''Film/SeventyOne'' when [[spoiler: Thommo is shot by Paul.]]

* In the live action ''Manga/DeathNote'' films, a character shoots herself in the head. No blood, no damage, just falls over.
to:
* In the live action live-action ''Manga/DeathNote'' films, a character shoots herself in the head. No blood, no damage, just falls over.

* ''Film/JamesBond''
to:
* ''Film/JamesBond''''Film/JamesBond'':

* In ''22 Bullets'' this is [[Creator/JeanReno Charly Matteļ's]] 'signature', followed by a shot to the body.
to:
* In ''22 Bullets'' this is [[Creator/JeanReno Charly Matteļ's]] 'signature', "signature", followed by a shot to the body.

* ''Film/{{Downfall}}''.
to:
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}''. ''Film/{{Downfall}}'':

** {{Discussed|Trope}} by Hitler, Eva, and the secretaries, when they discuss how to commit suicide. Hitler explains - correctly - that putting the barrel of a pistol in your mouth then pulling the trigger will entirely destroy your brain and head. Eva responds by going "eeeeek" and deciding she is going to take poison, so as to leave a pretty-looking corpse.
to:
** {{Discussed|Trope}} by Hitler, Eva, and the secretaries, when they discuss how to commit suicide. Hitler explains - correctly - -- that putting the barrel of a pistol in your mouth then pulling the trigger will entirely destroy your brain and head. Eva responds by going "eeeeek" and deciding she is going to take poison, so as to leave a pretty-looking corpse.
28th Oct '15 11:38:31 AM PaulRockson
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Used in Del Torro's ''Film/PansLabyrinth.'' When the BigBad is cornered by the good guys he is shot in the head from a pistol that was mere inches from his head. The only effects are a tiny bullet hole in his lower face and the blood slowly draining from an eye. His head does not even move as the bullet slams into his face, he just stands there and dies calmly.
to:
* Used in Del Torro's ''Film/PansLabyrinth.'' When the BigBad [[spoiler:the BigBad]] is cornered killed by the good guys he is a shot in to the head from a pistol that was mere inches from his head.revolver at point blank range. The only effects are a tiny bullet hole in his lower face and the blood slowly draining from an eye. His head does not even move as the bullet slams into his face, he just stands there and dies calmly.
21st Sep '15 6:52:00 PM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** The BigBad of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' was offed when his higher-ups placed a clean bullet through his forehead.
This list shows the last 10 events of 76. Show all.