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15th Apr '18 3:39:41 PM nombretomado
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** Deserving mention is the so-called 'Krönlein shot', result of a close range gunshot from a high powered round, in which the skull [[YourHeadAsplode bursts open]], and the brain is ejected (relatively) cleanly and lands some distance from the body. [[SchmuckBait Google some images]] [[YouHaveBeenWarned if you wish.]]

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** Deserving mention is the so-called 'Krönlein shot', result of a close range gunshot from a high powered round, in which the skull [[YourHeadAsplode bursts open]], and the brain is ejected (relatively) cleanly and lands some distance from the body. [[SchmuckBait Google some images]] [[YouHaveBeenWarned [[Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned if you wish.]]
11th Mar '18 4:40:45 AM Killerweinerdog
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** Deserving mention is the so-called 'Krönlein shot', result of a close range gunshot from a high powered round, in which the skull [[YourHeadAsplode bursts open]], and the brain is ejected (relatively) cleanly and lands some distance from the body. [[[[SchmuckBait Google some images]] [[YouHaveBeenWarned if you wish.]]

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** Deserving mention is the so-called 'Krönlein shot', result of a close range gunshot from a high powered round, in which the skull [[YourHeadAsplode bursts open]], and the brain is ejected (relatively) cleanly and lands some distance from the body. [[[[SchmuckBait [[SchmuckBait Google some images]] [[YouHaveBeenWarned if you wish.]]
22nd Feb '18 7:21:49 PM nombretomado
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* Games made by RockstarGames in the HD generation zig-zag this trope.

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* Games made by RockstarGames Creator/RockstarGames in the HD generation zig-zag this trope.
10th Feb '18 5:51:32 PM AnotherGuy
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* Joe the Jockey in ''Film/RacketGirls'', it's so neat, it causes [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow]] to quip, "Oh! He's Hindu!"
6th Feb '18 4:54:57 AM annieholmes
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* Averted hard with the death of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria [[note]]Yes, the same guy Prince Leopold in ''Film/TheIllusionist'' above was vaguely based after.[[/note]] He died with his mistress Mary Vetsera in a SuicidePact, referred to as the Mayerling incident. The back of his head was destroyed, so they had to wrap bandages around it and did some reconstructing with wax for private viewing by his family.
26th Jan '18 9:01:21 PM JackG
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* Possibly justified in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy'' when a .22 subsonic round fired from a silenced rifle is used to kill a man with the prettiest little tear of blood running down from the bullet hole just below his completely intact eye. Averted when the next shot shows the body laying face down on the ground, and you can see who knows what through the huge gaping hole on the back of the skull.
9th Nov '17 11:02:41 PM jayharrison
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' with the assassination of the Gravedigger, whose head is OBLITERATED, splattering gore all over Sweets, giving him a mild HeroicBSOD.

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* Averted in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' with the assassination of the Gravedigger, [[YourHeadAsplode whose head is OBLITERATED, OBLITERATED]], splattering gore all over Sweets, giving him a mild HeroicBSOD.HeroicBSOD
5th Oct '17 6:52:01 PM julietvalcouer
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* Averted in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' combined with GoryDiscretionShot. We don't get to see [[spoiler: Moriarty or Magnussen]] in close-up after the former [[spoiler: eats his gun]] and the latter is dispatched [[spoiler: by Sherlock via BoomHeadshot]] but particularly in the latter case the pool of blood suggests the exit wounds weren't clean or pretty.
8th Jul '17 2:19:41 PM jerodast
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* In ''Series/EmeraldCity'' the Wicked Witch of the East is tricked into landing a pretty little headshot on herself. Later, [[spoiler:Queen Languinere]] receives one. Arguably this adds to the mystique of this terribly new "magic" to the denizens of Oz.
24th Mar '17 7:12:35 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/YoungGuns'' Murphy is shot by Billy. This is followed by a 20 second slow-mo of him flailing then falling, with a tiny bullet hole precisely in the center of his forehead with just a trickle of blood coming from it.

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* In ''Film/YoungGuns'' ''Film/YoungGuns'', Murphy is shot by Billy. This is followed by a 20 second slow-mo of him flailing then falling, with a tiny bullet hole precisely in the center of his forehead with just a trickle of blood coming from it.



* Used in Del Torro's ''Film/PansLabyrinth.'' When [[spoiler:the BigBad]] is killed by a shot to the head from a 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.

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* Used in Del Torro's Toro's ''Film/PansLabyrinth.'' When [[spoiler:the BigBad]] is killed by a shot to the head from a 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.



* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', Dante is shot in the head repeatedly throughout the series, but it only ever results in a small trickle of blood down his face which quickly heals later. Possibly {{justified|Trope}} by his [[HealingFactor tremendous healing ability]]. Considering that after one such headshot he pulls the bullet out of the entry wound, it's possible that the bullets don't get very far.

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* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'', Dante is shot in the head repeatedly throughout the series, but it only ever results in a small trickle of blood down his face which quickly heals later. Possibly {{justified|Trope}} by his [[HealingFactor tremendous healing ability]]. Considering that after one such headshot he pulls the bullet out of the entry wound, it's possible that the bullets don't get very far.



** ''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.

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** ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'' 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/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' has a rather strange occurrence when [[spoiler:Olga]] is killed by [[spoiler:Solidus]] via headshot - a huge display of blood and gore shoots out of [[spoiler:her]] head when the bullet goes through it, but the exit wound itself is as tiny as you'd expect from this trope. Especially odd in that, not thirty seconds later, the weapon in question is shown firing ''exploding bullets'' that really should have blown [[spoiler:Olga's]] head off entirely.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGear''
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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' has a rather strange occurrence when [[spoiler:Olga]] is killed by [[spoiler:Solidus]] via headshot - a huge display of blood and gore shoots out of [[spoiler:her]] head when the bullet goes through it, but the exit wound itself is as tiny as you'd expect from this trope. Especially odd in that, not thirty seconds later, the weapon in question is shown firing ''exploding bullets'' that really should have blown [[spoiler:Olga's]] head off entirely.
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