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24th Apr '17 12:52:26 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-28404-1/DianeCastle%2BXendra.htm Xendra]]'', the only firearm the [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Scoobies]] use is a shotgun because it's more convenient than a handgun. First, someone with a shotgun in their car can claim they're going hunting but a handgun raises more eyebrows. Second, making DepletedPhlebotinumShells for a handgun is extremely difficult but making them for a shotgun is fairly easy though time consuming. That and Xander notes that a specialty round for a handgun would only work for a few types of enemies, whereas he can make shells with quebracho (the hardest wood in the world), lead, cold iron, silver, and little steel crosses, plus shards of magnesium that ignite when fired. Altogether, said "Slayer Shells" will kill just about anything they hit.
10th Apr '17 2:06:52 AM tytoman
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* [[BoisterousBruiser Yang Xiao Long's]] signature weapons in ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'', the Ember Celica, are a cross between this trope and a PowerFist: twin gauntlets with built-in shotgun barrels that can also fire explosive rounds, or provide a RecoilBoost.
1st Mar '17 8:12:41 PM Dravencour
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In VideoGames, no matter how many super-powerful weapons the player has at their disposal, many will always tend to use their shotgun.

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In VideoGames, and indeed in fiction as well, no matter how many super-powerful weapons the player or protagonist has at their disposal, many will always tend to use their shotgun.
28th Feb '17 2:05:30 PM CynicalBastardo
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21st Feb '17 9:40:24 PM Ft763
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* Battlefield 3: A main battle tank upgrade allows players to unlock a shotgun-like cannon that annihilates close-range enemies.
21st Feb '17 9:04:50 PM Ft763
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* In Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, a mission set in Japan has players face Yakuza thugs who wield semi-auto shotguns, and even full-auto variants.

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* In Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, a mission set in Japan has players face Yakuza thugs who wield semi-auto shotguns, and even full-auto variants. The USAS-12's description even references a point in Syphon Filter 2 where Jason Chance was driven into helicopter blades thanks to Gabe Logan's fully automatic shotgun, a feature that no other weapon possessed.
*Syphon Filter 3: Gabe again faces off with an armoured enemy using the USAS-12.
21st Feb '17 9:00:53 PM Ft763
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*In Resistance: Fall of Man, the shotgun is a beast weapon when used to counter fast-moving enemies that charged the player. In fact, the player can find an intel indicating a character only survived a Howler attack because of an old-school 12-gauge.
*In Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain, a mission set in Japan has players face Yakuza thugs who wield semi-auto shotguns, and even full-auto variants.
*In Unit 13, equipping Slug Ammo on ANY shotgun turns it into a close-quarters destroyer, but also a long-distance sniper rifle.
*In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception,a single shotgun blast can generally send players back to the last checkpoint, and were even more potent when seen held by armoured enemies.
18th Feb '17 1:50:41 AM Dravencour
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* Sam and Dean in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' often uses shotguns loaded with rock salt to fight ghosts.

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* Sam and Dean The Winchester brothers in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' often uses use shotguns loaded with rock salt to fight ghosts.
18th Feb '17 1:48:43 AM Dravencour
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** Only two of five possible barrels common shotguns can get (Hyperion and Tediore) will be single-shot. The others have two (Jakobs), three (Bandit), or even ''four'' barrels (Torgue). In fact, it is relatively easy to find an acid-shooting triple barreled shotgun that gets more accurate the more you shoot it[[labelnote:+]]that'd be a corrosive Hyperion Crowdsourcing[[/labelnote]]. On top of that, any elemental shotgun receives no base damage penalty at all.

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** Only two of five possible barrels common shotguns can get (Hyperion and Tediore) will be single-shot. The others have two (Jakobs), three (Bandit), or even ''four'' barrels (Torgue).(Torgue)[[labelnote:+]]and Torgue shotguns fire explosive pellets, for even more boomtastic goodness![[/labelnote]]. In fact, it is relatively easy to find an acid-shooting triple barreled shotgun that gets more accurate the more you shoot it[[labelnote:+]]that'd be a corrosive Hyperion Crowdsourcing[[/labelnote]]. On top of that, any elemental shotgun receives no base damage penalty at all.
17th Feb '17 10:26:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* In fiction, the shotgun is also a very handy weapon for anyone who makes a living [[TheHunter hunting monsters]] due to the smoothbore design of many shotguns allowing for the use of a wide variety of exotic loads that other guns would need very extensive (and expensive) gunsmithing work to be able to fire, or that would be rather ineffective with regular guns (such as {{Silver Bullet}}s).

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* In fiction, the shotgun is also a very handy weapon for anyone who makes a living [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters hunting monsters]] due to the smoothbore design of many shotguns allowing for the use of a wide variety of exotic loads that other guns would need very extensive (and expensive) gunsmithing work to be able to fire, or that would be rather ineffective with regular guns (such as {{Silver Bullet}}s).
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