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17th Jul '16 12:48:04 PM nombretomado
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* The final episode of ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' has ChuckNorris did this to the BigBad, though he dodged just in time to avoid getting hit in the eye.

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* The final episode of ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' has ChuckNorris Creator/ChuckNorris did this to the BigBad, though he dodged just in time to avoid getting hit in the eye.
12th Jul '16 12:03:21 PM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'', this was how [[ColdSniper Widowmaker]] defeated [[ActionMom Ana Amari]] during a SniperDuel. While Ana survived the encounter, she lost her eye and had to get an EyepatchOfPower.
2nd May '16 7:53:28 PM Willbyr
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* A variant appears in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In the episode "POKER FACE", a flashback has the Major fire a shot down Saitou's scope, blinding him with shards of the lens without killing him. [[spoiler:This may have never actually happened, since when Saitou finishes telling the story, someone calls him out on stealing the plot of a movie. But the ending of the episode hints that maybe it was true after all. Or at least the Tachikomas think so.]]

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A variant appears in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In the episode "POKER FACE", where a flashback has the Major fire a shot down Saitou's scope, blinding him with shards of the lens without killing him. [[spoiler:This may have never actually happened, since when Saitou finishes telling the story, someone calls him out on stealing the plot of a movie. But the ending of the episode hints that maybe it was true after all. Or at least the Tachikomas think so.]]



* ''TheProfiler'' episode "Shoot to Kill".

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2nd May '16 2:54:13 AM StFan
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* One issue of Marvel's ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comic has a character initiate a sniper's duel toward the end of the story. Predictably, the Nazi-like bad guy loses.

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One issue of Marvel's ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comic has a character initiate a sniper's duel toward the end of the story. Predictably, the Nazi-like bad guy loses.



* Wallace manages this in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' yarn ''Hell and Back: A Sin City Love Story''. With a semi-automatic handgun, no less. HandWaved in that he's an ex-navy SEAL.
** Another ''Sin City'' yarn, ''The Big Fat Kill'', has Miho ''throw'' a metal rod into Jackie-Boy's gun - when he fires it ''[[LawOfInverseRecoil the slide blows backward through his head]]''.

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Wallace manages this in the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' yarn ''Hell and Back: A Sin City Love Story''. With a semi-automatic handgun, no less. HandWaved in that he's an ex-navy SEAL.
** Another ''Sin City'' yarn, ''The Big Fat Kill'', has Miho ''throw'' a metal rod into Jackie-Boy's gun - -- when he fires it ''[[LawOfInverseRecoil the slide blows backward through his head]]''.



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* In the ''Condor'' arc of ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'', a ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' FanFic, Jayne kills [[spoiler: the Operative]] by doing one of these from two kilometers away while riding on ''Serenity''. It's even called a ScopeSnipe in the story ([[OneOfUs the author is a troper]]).

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* In the ''Condor'' arc of ''FanFic/{{Forward}}'', a ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' FanFic, Jayne kills [[spoiler: the Operative]] by doing one of these from two kilometers away while riding on ''Serenity''. It's even called a ScopeSnipe in the story ([[OneOfUs the author is a troper]]).



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* Figuratively, this is what fighter planes that specialize in anti-radar duty (known as "Wild Weasels" in the US Air Force) do: they hunt down the radar installations used to coordinate enemy anti-air defenses. And it's just as dangerous for the pilots as it is for snipers, as those radars could easily end up aiming those anti-air assets at ''them''.
** Frequently, they ''were''. A number of older anti-radar weapons would "ride" the radar beam back to the target, which would require the pilots to have the radar locked onto them or at least pointing at them. A common tactic in Vietnam for the Wild Weasels was for a two-aircraft pair to have one plane fly high and deliberately draw the air defenses' attention, while the second plane fires an anti-radar missile at the installation. This would be roughly akin to a sniper using his spotter as ''bait''. More modern anti-radar missiles have both significantly longer range, higher speed and the ability to home in on a radar from the side rather than need to approach head-on (due to even the best radars "leaking" some excess radiation in directions other than where they're actually looking), making a "Wild Weasel" mission at least theoretically a lot less dangerous.
* Simo "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast White Death]]" Häyhä accomplished this in the [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests Winter War]]. Notably, he didn't use a sniper scope, since he thought that raising his head to look into the scope would make him a bigger target, and to avoid glare. In the forested battlefields of the winter war, sniping distance was rarely longer than 450 meters (around 1500 feet), and using iron sights to snipe worked quite well for him, since he was credited with 505 kills at the end of the war.
** He was nearly a victim of such a shot himself (except he couldn't be shot through his scope as he did not use one), since he was shot in the face by a Russian sniper. Incredibly, he killed the enemy sniper and lived on for decades after the war.

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* Figuratively, this is what fighter planes that specialize in anti-radar duty (known as "Wild Weasels" in the US Air Force) do: they hunt down the radar installations used to coordinate enemy anti-air defenses. And it's just as dangerous for the pilots as it is for snipers, as those radars could easily end up aiming those anti-air assets at ''them''.
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''them''. Frequently, they ''were''. A number of older anti-radar weapons would "ride" the radar beam back to the target, which would require the pilots to have the radar locked onto them or at least pointing at them. A common tactic in Vietnam for the Wild Weasels was for a two-aircraft pair to have one plane fly high and deliberately draw the air defenses' attention, while the second plane fires an anti-radar missile at the installation. This would be roughly akin to a sniper using his spotter as ''bait''. More modern anti-radar missiles have both significantly longer range, higher speed and the ability to home in on a radar from the side rather than need to approach head-on (due to even the best radars "leaking" some excess radiation in directions other than where they're actually looking), making a "Wild Weasel" mission at least theoretically a lot less dangerous.
* Simo "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast White Death]]" Häyhä accomplished this in the [[FinnsWithFearsomeForests Winter War]]. Notably, he didn't use a sniper scope, since he thought that raising his head to look into the scope would make him a bigger target, and to avoid glare. In the forested battlefields of the winter war, sniping distance was rarely longer than 450 meters (around 1500 feet), and using iron sights to snipe worked quite well for him, since he was credited with 505 kills at the end of the war.
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war. He was nearly a victim of such a shot himself (except he couldn't be shot through his scope as he did not use one), since he was shot in the face by a Russian sniper. Incredibly, he killed the enemy sniper and lived on for decades after the war.



6th Apr '16 9:47:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of ''TheUltimates'' annuals, Nick Fury did this to a guy- with the stipulation that the guy had been provided with one of two specially modified prototype sniper rifles whose bullets were intangible between when they left the barrel and when they hit flesh. In a pretty awesome moment, Fury explains to his dead victim that ''he had the other one.'' ChekhovsGun indeed.
* Wallace manages this in the ''SinCity'' yarn ''Hell and Back: A Sin City Love Story''. With a semi-automatic handgun, no less. HandWaved in that he's an ex-navy SEAL.

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* In one of ''TheUltimates'' ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' annuals, Nick Fury did this to a guy- with the stipulation that the guy had been provided with one of two specially modified prototype sniper rifles whose bullets were intangible between when they left the barrel and when they hit flesh. In a pretty awesome moment, Fury explains to his dead victim that ''he had the other one.'' ChekhovsGun indeed.
* Wallace manages this in the ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' yarn ''Hell and Back: A Sin City Love Story''. With a semi-automatic handgun, no less. HandWaved in that he's an ex-navy SEAL.
26th Mar '16 8:14:17 PM Willbyr
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* Happens in the final season of ''RoseGunsDays'', when Rose and Wayne are PinnedDown by a sniper at the entrance of a hotel. [[spoiler:Then Leo uses the bullet hole in one of the entrance's glasses and a ''parasol'' to determine Keith's position, and snipes his scope with the rifle he picked up. Keith manages to move his head out of the way at the last moment though.]]

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* Happens in the final season of ''RoseGunsDays'', ''VisualNovel/RoseGunsDays'', when Rose and Wayne are PinnedDown by a sniper at the entrance of a hotel. [[spoiler:Then Leo uses the bullet hole in one of the entrance's glasses and a ''parasol'' to determine Keith's position, and snipes his scope with the rifle he picked up. Keith manages to move his head out of the way at the last moment though.]]
26th Mar '16 3:39:45 AM TARINunit9
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Pulling off this trope runs into one major downside: in order to make this shot the opposing sniper has to be pretty much looking at you in the first place. Which means you should ''take the shot immediately'' if you have it lined up; if you hit the scope, you've almost completely disabled that sniper (and if you miss, what's right behind the scope?) Once the bullet ''does'' hit the scope, however, there's no real guarantee that it'll make it all the way through, as the bullet has to travel straight down the length of the scope without being deflected by one of the lenses, in which case it will exit through the side at an angle. This is especially true with modern high-quality scopes (which have more than just two lenses and also tend to be filled with heavier-than-air gasses); the one confirmed and one reputed real-life case of this happening each had the victim using a simpler WorldWarII-vintage scope. What makes it even less plausible is that the position of the scope and gravity means that you have to aim a few inches above your target (the bullet falls a bit and the scope is always 2-3 inches above the barrel).

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Pulling off this trope runs into one major downside: in order to make this shot [[OhCrap the opposing sniper has to be pretty much looking at you in the first place. place]]. Which means you should ''take the shot immediately'' if you have it lined up; if you hit the scope, you've almost completely disabled that sniper (and if you miss, [[BoomHeadshot what's right behind the scope?) scope?]]) Once the bullet ''does'' hit the scope, however, there's no real guarantee that it'll make it all the way through, as the bullet has to travel straight down the length of the scope without being deflected by one of the lenses, in which case it will exit through the side at an angle. This is especially true with modern high-quality scopes (which have more than just two lenses and also tend to be filled with heavier-than-air gasses); the one confirmed and one reputed real-life case of this happening each had the victim using a simpler WorldWarII-vintage scope. What makes it even less plausible is that the position of the scope and gravity means that you have to aim a few inches above your target (the bullet falls a bit and the scope is always 2-3 inches above the barrel).
8th Mar '16 11:19:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* The final episode of ''WalkerTexasRanger'' has ChuckNorris did this to the BigBad, though he dodged just in time to avoid getting hit in the eye.
* In the U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Forces episode of ''DeadliestWarrior'', the Rangers representative pulls this off in the sniper test. Unlike the more [[RuleOfCool cinematic]] examples on this page, the bullet goes [[BoringButPractical diagonally through the walls of the scope]] rather than straight down the lenses.

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* The final episode of ''WalkerTexasRanger'' ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' has ChuckNorris did this to the BigBad, though he dodged just in time to avoid getting hit in the eye.
* In the U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Forces episode of ''DeadliestWarrior'', ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', the Rangers representative pulls this off in the sniper test. Unlike the more [[RuleOfCool cinematic]] examples on this page, the bullet goes [[BoringButPractical diagonally through the walls of the scope]] rather than straight down the lenses.
28th Feb '16 12:22:15 PM maxwellsilver
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Pulling off this trope runs into [[RealityEnsues one major downside]]: in order to make this shot the opposing sniper [[OhCrap has to be pretty much looking at you in the first place]]. Which means you should ''take the shot immediately'' if you have it lined up; if you hit the scope, you've almost completely disabled that sniper (and if you miss, [[BoomHeadshot what's right behind the scope?]]) Once the bullet ''does'' hit the scope, however, there's no real guarantee that it'll make it all the way through, as the bullet has to travel straight down the length of the scope without being deflected by one of the lenses, in which case it will exit through the side at an angle. This is especially true with modern high-quality scopes (which have more than just two lenses and also tend to be filled with heavier-than-air gasses); the one confirmed and one reputed real-life case of this happening each had the victim using a simpler WorldWarII-vintage scope. What makes it even less plausible is that the position of the scope and gravity means that you have to aim a few inches above your target (the bullet falls a bit and the scope is always 2-3 inches above the barrel).

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Pulling off this trope runs into [[RealityEnsues one major downside]]: downside: in order to make this shot the opposing sniper [[OhCrap has to be pretty much looking at you in the first place]]. place. Which means you should ''take the shot immediately'' if you have it lined up; if you hit the scope, you've almost completely disabled that sniper (and if you miss, [[BoomHeadshot what's right behind the scope?]]) scope?) Once the bullet ''does'' hit the scope, however, there's no real guarantee that it'll make it all the way through, as the bullet has to travel straight down the length of the scope without being deflected by one of the lenses, in which case it will exit through the side at an angle. This is especially true with modern high-quality scopes (which have more than just two lenses and also tend to be filled with heavier-than-air gasses); the one confirmed and one reputed real-life case of this happening each had the victim using a simpler WorldWarII-vintage scope. What makes it even less plausible is that the position of the scope and gravity means that you have to aim a few inches above your target (the bullet falls a bit and the scope is always 2-3 inches above the barrel).
3rd Dec '15 10:56:38 AM thatother1dude
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* A variant appears in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In the episode ''POKER FACE'', [[spoiler:the Major]] fires a shot down [[spoiler:Saitou]]'s scope, blinding him with shards of the lens without killing him. [[spoiler:It's implied that this event never actually happened, since when Saitou finishes telling the story, someone calls him out on stealing the plot of a movie. But the ending of the episode hints that maybe it was true after all. Or at least the Tachikomas think so.]]

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* A variant appears in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex''. In the episode ''POKER FACE'', [[spoiler:the Major]] fires "POKER FACE", a flashback has the Major fire a shot down [[spoiler:Saitou]]'s Saitou's scope, blinding him with shards of the lens without killing him. [[spoiler:It's implied that this event [[spoiler:This may have never actually happened, since when Saitou finishes telling the story, someone calls him out on stealing the plot of a movie. But the ending of the episode hints that maybe it was true after all. Or at least the Tachikomas think so.]]
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