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17th Apr '16 7:27:37 AM JackG
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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.

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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.
17th Apr '16 7:26:13 AM JackG
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* An assassin in ''Film/JohnWick'' does a variant where the "scorpion" is not directly "stabbed": he appears to be setting up a sniper shot at a sleeping Wick, but he instead shoots Wick's pillow with the intent of making Wick aware of a hostile assassin it the room.

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* An assassin in ''Film/JohnWick'' does a variant where the "scorpion" is not directly "stabbed": he appears to be setting up a sniper shot at a sleeping Wick, but he instead shoots Wick's pillow with the intent of making Wick aware of a hostile assassin it in the room.



* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.

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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.
17th Apr '16 7:25:33 AM JackG
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* ''The Eiger Sanction'' (1975). ClintEastwood plays an assassin sent to find an enemy agent among a team of mountain climbers, but he doesn't know which one it is. While he's sleeping, a climber flicks open a switchblade...which he then uses to splice some rope.
6th Apr '16 10:39:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the ''SinCity'' story, "A Dame to Kill For," where [[spoiler:Ava appears to have Dwight [=McCarthy=] at point blank range and instead aims upward and shoots Manute in the face.]] She then claims mind control so as to regain his already once-misplaced trust. It doesn't work, as evidenced by the last page where [[spoiler:Ava]] has a bullet through her head.
* In the {{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'', Captain Haddock (who by now was well-established as a friend of Tintin) charges with a whiskey bottle raised. Tintin assumes that the captain is coming for ''him'', possibly drunk or crazy, until the bottle flies and hits Gustav Bird, who was about to shoot Tintin from behind.

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* Subverted in the ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story, "A Dame to Kill For," where [[spoiler:Ava appears to have Dwight [=McCarthy=] at point blank range and instead aims upward and shoots Manute in the face.]] She then claims mind control so as to regain his already once-misplaced trust. It doesn't work, as evidenced by the last page where [[spoiler:Ava]] has a bullet through her head.
* In the {{Tintin}} ComicBook/{{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'', Captain Haddock (who by now was well-established as a friend of Tintin) charges with a whiskey bottle raised. Tintin assumes that the captain is coming for ''him'', possibly drunk or crazy, until the bottle flies and hits Gustav Bird, who was about to shoot Tintin from behind.
1st Apr '16 12:19:52 PM thatmadork
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* In ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', this accompanies TheReveal that the T-800 is on John Connor's side:
-->''"Get down."''
4th Mar '16 3:06:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Legend}}'', Lily is apparently about to kill the unicorn with its mate's horn. Instead she uses the horn to strike at and break the chain holding the unicorn, freeing it. Likewise, at the last moment Jack (Lily's lover), who had been trying to decide whether to shoot her with an arrow to prevent her, instead decides to shoot the evil being Darkness.

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* In ''Film/{{Legend}}'', ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', Lily is apparently about to kill the unicorn with its mate's horn. Instead she uses the horn to strike at and break the chain holding the unicorn, freeing it. Likewise, at the last moment Jack (Lily's lover), who had been trying to decide whether to shoot her with an arrow to prevent her, instead decides to shoot the evil being Darkness.
6th Feb '16 9:57:58 PM MirandaShadowind
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* Happens twice in the third episode of ''Anime/SolBianca'': The Legacy. First it looks as if Gwen wants to shoot Janny, but both times he actually saves her by shooting Booster's big monster minion standing behind her.
10th Jan '16 3:26:16 PM Bowtrain
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** Inverted in Literature/AClashOfKings with Theon. He sees some of his reavers scuffling over some plunder, one of which, Todric, was drunk. In an attempt to impress his men with his prowess and "leadership", he decides he'll shoot the horn of ale out of the drunk man's hand. Unfortunately for both of them, the man moved as Theon loosed the arrow and Todric got shot in the belly instead. To save face, he tells the rest of his men that he does not tolerate drunkards or fighting over plunder.
13th Dec '15 4:02:19 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an early ''XWingSeries'' comic. Two New Republic pilots holed up in a cave have been found rather suddenly by a New Republic agent, who holds a blaster on them as they work through suspicions. A pilot [[http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1038/swrstro206.jpg tells the agent]] that [[LookBehindYou there's a predator creeping up behind her]]; she asks if he really thinks she'll fall for that. The pilot tells his friend to reach for his gun, so one of the two has a chance to wing it, if the agent doesn't fry them. The [[http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1452/swrstro207.jpg next page]] has the agent [[BadassBack firing behind herself without looking]], hitting the predator. "I believe you," she says.

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* Subverted in an early ''XWingSeries'' ''ComicBook/XWingSeries'' comic. Two New Republic pilots holed up in a cave have been found rather suddenly by a New Republic agent, who holds a blaster on them as they work through suspicions. A pilot [[http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1038/swrstro206.jpg tells the agent]] that [[LookBehindYou there's a predator creeping up behind her]]; she asks if he really thinks she'll fall for that. The pilot tells his friend to reach for his gun, so one of the two has a chance to wing it, if the agent doesn't fry them. The [[http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1452/swrstro207.jpg next page]] has the agent [[BadassBack firing behind herself without looking]], hitting the predator. "I believe you," she says.
28th Oct '15 12:09:03 AM Statzkeen
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* ''Film/TheSting'', when a man steps around the corner into an alley and fires a silenced gun, apparently at Hooker. [[spoiler: He kills Loretta, the waitress from the diner, then reveals that she's actually the assassin Loretta '''Salino'', who's been assigned the hit on Hooker and was about to kill him]].

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* ''Film/TheSting'', when a man steps around the corner into an alley and fires a silenced gun, apparently at Hooker. [[spoiler: He kills Loretta, the waitress from the diner, then reveals that she's actually the assassin Loretta '''Salino'', ''Salino'', who's been assigned the hit on Hooker and was about to kill him]].
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