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10th Jan '17 2:15:08 PM EDP
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** In space, human ships and stations have [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Interceptors]] capable of swatting enemy weapon fire out of the sky and annihilate fighter attacks (as proven when the titular station's interceptors, at the time ''substandard'' due budget cuts, did just that). ''All'' pulse weapons can do it, but the more accurate and faster-firing Interceptors used to free the heavy weapons to fire on enemy ships;

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** In space, human ships and stations have [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Interceptors]] capable of swatting enemy weapon fire out of the sky and annihilate fighter attacks (as proven when the titular station's interceptors, at the time ''substandard'' due budget cuts, did just that). ''All'' that).
*** The ExpandedUniverse shows that most particle weapons and ''all''
pulse weapons can do it, but it. [=EarthAlliance=] simply prefers the dedicated Interceptors because they're more accurate and faster-firing Interceptors used than Earth Alliance technology has any right to be (as they were reverse-engineered from alien technology more advanced than even the Centauri's) and they free the heavy weapons to fire on enemy ships;the enemy.
6th Dec '16 7:08:43 AM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', players can shoot down Heavy Torpedoes (torpedoes that create a massive torpedo when the High Yield skill is used instead of shooting two torpedoes) and regular mines to prevent them from attacking you. Many players tend to do this while using the skill Beam: Fire At Will.
23rd Oct '16 1:26:25 PM ultimomant
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* Panty and [[EvilCounterpart Scanty]] can both do this in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. At one point, Panty does it with a sniper rifle

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* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', Panty and [[EvilCounterpart Scanty]] can both do this in ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. this. At one point, Panty does it with a sniper riflerifle.
1st Oct '16 8:02:46 AM SLOOGOVS
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' let you do this with blaster shots.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' let you do this with blaster shots.
24th Sep '16 5:49:26 PM nombretomado
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* DeathBattle does this to ridiculous extremes in the fight between Dead Pool and Deathstroke. The two of them meet at a bulletin board where their respective "wanted" poster are displayed, Dead Pool complaining that Deathstroke's bounty was higher, by a ridiculously minuscule amount. The moment they see each other, they whip out, and dual wield, sub-machine guns and start firing. ''Every single bullet from one collides with a bullet from the other, fusing and falling to the ground.''

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* DeathBattle WebAnimation/DeathBattle does this to ridiculous extremes in the fight between Dead Pool and Deathstroke. The two of them meet at a bulletin board where their respective "wanted" poster are displayed, Dead Pool complaining that Deathstroke's bounty was higher, by a ridiculously minuscule amount. The moment they see each other, they whip out, and dual wield, sub-machine guns and start firing. ''Every single bullet from one collides with a bullet from the other, fusing and falling to the ground.''
24th Sep '16 7:11:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the HeroicBloodshed movie ''FullContact'', Chow Yun-Fat shoots Simon Yam's bullet out of the air during the nightclub scene.

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* In the HeroicBloodshed movie ''FullContact'', ''Film/FullContact'', Chow Yun-Fat shoots Simon Yam's bullet out of the air during the nightclub scene.
24th Sep '16 7:10:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' adaptation has one with arrows. In the archery competition, the sheriff has just scored a bullseye (by cheating). To make sure Robin (in disguise) can't win, the sheriff taps Robin's bow as he releases. The arrow goes in a high arc. Undaunted, Robin nocks another arrow and fires at the first arrow. It hits, changing its direction such that it too hits a perfect bullseye, ''right through the sheriff's arrow.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow'', Green Arrow and Merlyn shoot simultaneous shots at each other. Green Arrow's arrow shatters Merlyn's, cuts his bowstring, slices his cheek and hits the wall behind him and releases a cloud of knockout gas.
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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' adaptation has one with arrows. In the archery competition, the sheriff has just scored a bullseye (by cheating). To make sure Robin (in disguise) can't win, the sheriff taps Robin's bow as he releases. The arrow goes in a high arc. Undaunted, Robin nocks another arrow and fires at the first arrow. It hits, changing its direction such that it too hits a perfect bullseye, ''right through the sheriff's arrow.''



* In ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseGreenArrow'', Green Arrow and Merlyn shoot simultaneous shots at each other. Green Arrow's arrow shatters Merlyn's, cuts his bowstring, slices his cheek and hits the wall behind him and releases a cloud of knockout gas.
13th Sep '16 11:57:59 PM ultimomant
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* The field at the Battle of Gettysburg is apparently littered to this day with pairs of musket balls that impacted each other and fused together. There was basically no chance of this happening deliberately, so that so many musket balls managed to inadvertently shoot each other out of the air gives you some indication just how extreme the hail of gunfire from both sides must have been.



* The field at the Battle of Gettysburg is apparently littered to this day with pairs of musket balls that impacted each other and fused together. There was basically no chance of this happening deliberately, so that so many musket balls managed to inadvertently shoot each other out of the air gives you some indication just how extreme the hail of gunfire from both sides must have been.
11th Sep '16 2:26:50 AM passivesmoking
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* The field at the Battle of Gettysburg is apparently littered to this day with pairs of musket balls that impacted each other and fused together. There was basically no chance of this happening deliberately, so that so many musket balls managed to inadvertently shoot each other out of the air gives you some indication just how extreme the hail of gunfire from both sides must have been.
9th Sep '16 8:40:15 AM Morgenthaler
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Examples of bullets fused by (accidental) head-on collision have been found on [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]] battlefields, so the idea in general is not impossible, just so improbable it requires two armies' worth of ammunition fired in massed, synchronized volleys to result in a few collisions. The idea of [[DestructibleProjectiles destroying projectiles]], however, is regularly used on a much bigger scale: [[MissileCommand anti-ballistic missiles]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAL-1 lasers]] have been put into service for the purpose of destroying incoming nuclear missiles before they could detonate, and smaller variants exist for shooting down smaller projectiles like tactical missiles and artillery shells. [[UsefulNotes/TypesOfNavalShips Naval vessels]] now commonly make use of [[GatlingGood gatling-type]] [[UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons or other types of Close In Weapons Systems]] to defend themselves against low-flying aircraft and missiles (MoreDakka, it turns out, significantly increases your odds of successfully shooting the bullet), and are definitely not PointDefenseless. Tank-based systems are also being developed, as a counter to [=RPG=]s and anti-tank missiles.

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Examples of bullets fused by (accidental) head-on collision have been found on [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar American Civil War]] battlefields, so the idea in general is not impossible, just so improbable it requires two armies' worth of ammunition fired in massed, synchronized volleys to result in a few collisions. The idea of [[DestructibleProjectiles destroying projectiles]], however, is regularly used on a much bigger scale: [[MissileCommand [[VideoGame/MissileCommand anti-ballistic missiles]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAL-1 lasers]] have been put into service for the purpose of destroying incoming nuclear missiles before they could detonate, and smaller variants exist for shooting down smaller projectiles like tactical missiles and artillery shells. [[UsefulNotes/TypesOfNavalShips Naval vessels]] now commonly make use of [[GatlingGood gatling-type]] [[UsefulNotes/NavalWeapons or other types of Close In Weapons Systems]] to defend themselves against low-flying aircraft and missiles (MoreDakka, it turns out, significantly increases your odds of successfully shooting the bullet), and are definitely not PointDefenseless. Tank-based systems are also being developed, as a counter to [=RPG=]s and anti-tank missiles.
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