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12th May '18 6:13:31 PM pidget_spinner
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Keith meets Axca in the belly of a weblum and initially thinks she is hostile when she aims her gun at him. It turns out she was aiming it at the monsters behind him, thus saving his life.



10th May '18 9:41:49 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Will shows off his archery skills by shooting an arrow close to Useikh Amar's daughter in ''Literature/RangersApprentice'' Book 7. It turns out that he'd actually shot a snake which was about to bite the girl.
15th Apr '18 5:08:43 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis 5: True Mastermind Edition'', the end of stage 4 has [[spoiler:Keith Martin]] firing at what appears to be the two heroes, but was actually aiming at [[spoiler:the two knives that were actually being tossed at both of them. The one who tried to attack them was Robert Baxter, who up to this point was serving as MissionControl and turned out to be EvilAllAlong.]]
25th Mar '18 12:44:20 PM Hjortron18
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[[quoteright:347:[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scorpion_001_1444.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:347:"QUU" indeed.]]



[[quoteright:347:[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/scorpion_001_1444.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:347:"QUU" indeed.]]
24th Mar '18 11:14:47 PM nombretomado
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* In episode 36 of ''SonicX'' Sonic has reunited with Knuckles and suddenly it looks like Knuckles is going to attack him, it turns out he punched a robot that was going to shoot Sonic.

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* In episode 36 of ''SonicX'' ''Anime/SonicX'' Sonic has reunited with Knuckles and suddenly it looks like Knuckles is going to attack him, it turns out he punched a robot that was going to shoot Sonic.
26th Feb '18 7:58:29 AM Elitegamer010
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' sees Mrs. Brisby, a frightened mouse, entering a Great Owl's den. At the mercy of her natural predator, she is then additionally stalked by a [[SpidersAreScary large spider]]...before the Great Owl appears and crushes the spider.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' sees Mrs. Brisby, a frightened mouse, entering a the Great Owl's den. At the mercy of her natural predator, she is then additionally stalked by a [[SpidersAreScary large spider]]...before the Great Owl appears and crushes the spider.
21st Feb '18 2:11:39 PM margdean56
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If misunderstood, it becomes a usual - if not outright mandatory - set-up for the HeroWithBadPublicity.

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If misunderstood, it becomes a usual - if usual--if not outright mandatory - set-up mandatory--set-up for the HeroWithBadPublicity.



* The second Corinthian pulls this on Matthew - whom he had previously sworn to kill - in ''Comicbook/TheSandman''. [[spoiler:Dream later tells Matthew that the Corinthian had genuinely intended to kill him, but Dream had exerted his influence to alter the event and save Matthew's life.]]

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* The second Corinthian pulls this on Matthew - whom Matthew--whom he had previously sworn to kill - in kill--in ''Comicbook/TheSandman''. [[spoiler:Dream later tells Matthew that the Corinthian had genuinely intended to kill him, but Dream had exerted his influence to alter the event and save Matthew's life.]]



* ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'': A Decepticon is [[EnemyMine given a gun]] by an Autobot while the latter tries to switch off a Transformer zombie signal. After it's off, the Decepticon shoots - a zombie that evidently didn't need the signal and had gotten really close to the Autobot.

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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'': A Decepticon is [[EnemyMine given a gun]] by an Autobot while the latter tries to switch off a Transformer zombie signal. After it's off, the Decepticon shoots - a shoots--a zombie that evidently didn't need the signal and had gotten really close to the Autobot.



* In ''Literature/RangersApprentice: Erak's Ransom''' Will saves a child from a poisonous snake in this way.

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* In ''Literature/RangersApprentice: Erak's Ransom''' Ransom'' Will saves a child from a poisonous snake in this way.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In a rare double-sided version, the climax of ''Fool Moon'' had Harry and [[CuteBruiser Karrin Murphy]] have been at odds for the majority of the book because Harry kept finding himself suspiciously linked to a series of attacks around the city. Later, they find themselves hunted by two of the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent three kinds of Werewolf,]] and they run into each other, only for Harry to see the more dangerous of the two sorts of werewolf coming up behind Murphy. When he prepares to attack it, she raises a gun and begs him to get down. He doesn't, thinking he'll [[HeroicSacrifice go out in a blaze of misunderstood glory.]] When he wakes up after the event, thinking he's dying of a gunshot wound, she tells him that she shot at one of the other werewolves that was behind him and he was only hit on the head, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and promptly mocks him for being such a melodramatic idiot.]]

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In a rare double-sided version, the climax of ''Fool Moon'' had Harry and [[CuteBruiser Karrin Murphy]] have been at odds for the majority of the book because Harry kept finding himself suspiciously linked to a series of attacks around the city. Later, they find themselves hunted by two of the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent three kinds of Werewolf,]] and they run into each other, only for Harry to see the more dangerous of the two sorts of werewolf coming up behind Murphy. When he prepares to attack it, she raises a gun and begs him to get down. He doesn't, thinking he'll [[HeroicSacrifice go out in a blaze of misunderstood glory.]] When he wakes up after the event, thinking he's dying of a gunshot wound, she tells him that she shot at one of the other werewolves that was behind him and he was only hit on the head, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and promptly mocks him for being such a melodramatic idiot.]]



* In the second ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' book, Richard, during archery practice with the Mud People, suddenly shoots at one of them (who really doesn't like him). The misunderstanding is cleared once they find an armed trespasser behind the guy... well, mostly cleared, because in order to ensure a kill, Richard was forced to give him a cut on the shoulder.

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* In the second ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' book, Richard, during archery practice with the Mud People, suddenly shoots at one of them (who really doesn't like him). The misunderstanding is cleared up once they find an armed trespasser behind the guy... well, mostly cleared, cleared up, because in order to ensure a kill, Richard was forced to give him a cut on the shoulder.
28th Dec '17 10:55:47 AM Orbiting
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* ''Literature/TheManWithTheTerribleEyes'': Early on in their relationship Dog growls and lunges at the Man after he walks home in the dark. The Man thinks he's about to get mauled, but Dog is actually after the shadow being that was standing right behind him that he hadn't known was there. This is what convinces the Man that Dog can be trusted.
9th Dec '17 7:51:24 PM TheomanZero
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council'']].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form from the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council'']].
29th Nov '17 11:03:35 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council.'']]

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', after [[spoiler:Mest]] is revealed to be the final member of Grimoire Heart's 7 Kin, he teleports next to [[TokenMiniMoe Wendy]], grabs her, and then [[spoiler:pulls her out of the way of an attack form the ''real'' 7th Kin. It turns out he was a spy, but for the ''mage council.'']]council'']].



* [[http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/6514922.html Here]], a [[{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] is [[StrangeBedfellows given a gun]] by an Autobot while the latter tries to switch off a Transformer zombie signal. After it's off, the Decepticon shoots - a zombie that evidently didn't need the signal and had gotten really close to the Autobot

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* [[http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/6514922.html Here]], a [[{{Transformers}} Decepticon]] ''ComicBook/TheTransformers'': A Decepticon is [[StrangeBedfellows [[EnemyMine given a gun]] by an Autobot while the latter tries to switch off a Transformer zombie signal. After it's off, the Decepticon shoots - a zombie that evidently didn't need the signal and had gotten really close to the AutobotAutobot.



* During the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Club of Heroes]] reunion that turned sour with the murder of host John Mayhew, el Gaucho stabbed the robot scorpion creeping up on the Musketeer, recognizing it not only as deadly, but as the calling card of his enemy Scorpiana.
* Subverted in the ''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.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}: During the [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Club of Heroes]] Heroes reunion that turned sour with the murder of host John Mayhew, el Gaucho stabbed the robot scorpion creeping up on the Musketeer, recognizing it not only as deadly, but as the calling card of his enemy Scorpiana.
* Subverted in the ''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.]] 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.



* The TropeNamer is ''Film/{{Predator}}''. Dillon has been annoying the rest of the team for the entire mission so far, including demonstrating dangerous incompetence, as well as recently reveal that he set them up on what they believed to be a rescue mission. In a lull in the jungle action, Mac gestures to him to come close and turn around. Dillon does, and Mac's combat knife takes careful aim at the base of Dillon's neck. There's a stab. Dillon jumps and sticks his pistol in Mac's face-and Mac displays the scorpion he had just picked off Dillon's back, now impaled on the knife.

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* The TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} is ''Film/{{Predator}}''. Dillon has been annoying the rest of the team for the entire mission so far, including demonstrating dangerous incompetence, as well as recently reveal that he set them up on what they believed to be a rescue mission. In a lull in the jungle action, Mac gestures to him to come close and turn around. Dillon does, and Mac's combat knife takes careful aim at the base of Dillon's neck. There's a stab. Dillon jumps and sticks his pistol in Mac's face-and Mac displays the scorpion he had just picked off Dillon's back, now impaled on the knife.



* ''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]].
* Murtagh does it in ''Film/{{Eragon}}''.

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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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Murtagh does it in ''Film/{{Eragon}}''.



* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Sabbat Martyr'', Milo raises his lasgun and appears to fire at Saint Sabbat. It turns out that [[spoiler: he hits a Chaos trooper who had survived the Saint's attack on a Baneblade.]]

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Sabbat Martyr'', Milo raises his lasgun and appears to fire at Saint Sabbat. It turns out that [[spoiler: he hits a Chaos trooper who had survived the Saint's attack on a Baneblade.]]Baneblade]].



* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. During the first major battle of the book, George lost an ear, as it was cut of by one of Snape's curses. [[spoiler: It turns out Snape was actually aiming for a Death Eater flying near George, but missed and hit George instead.]]

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* Inverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''. During the first major battle of the book, George lost an ear, as it was cut of off by one of Snape's curses. [[spoiler: It turns out Snape was actually aiming for a Death Eater flying near George, but missed and hit George instead.]]



** In ''Spiral'' Ben appears to be about to kill Dawn with a fatal injection, having been told doing so would give him a normal Glory-less life, but it turns out to be a morphine shot for Giles.

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** In ''Spiral'' "Spiral" Ben appears to be about to kill Dawn with a fatal injection, having been told doing so would give him a normal Glory-less life, but it turns out to be a morphine shot for Giles.



* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' season 5, Bronn appears standing above Jaime Lannister with his kukri ready, seemingly to kill him, and a few moments later he kills a snake that was about to bite the Kingslayer, and later [[spoiler: Jorah Mormont enters the fighting pits to fight before Daenerys one last time. After killing the men in the arena, his face contorts with anger and he grabs a spear and throws it into her viewing box - killing an assassin who was sneaking up behind her.]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'' season 5, Bronn appears standing above Jaime Lannister with his kukri ready, seemingly to kill him, and a few moments later he kills a snake that was about to bite the Kingslayer, and later [[spoiler: Jorah Mormont enters the fighting pits to fight before Daenerys one last time. After killing the men in the arena, his face contorts with anger and he grabs a spear and throws it into her viewing box - killing an assassin who was sneaking up behind her.]]her]].



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has "Marth" draw his blade, prompting Chrom to do the same. However, "Marth" says, "I'm about to save your life... from him," just as as assassin charges out of a bush and is cut down by the warrior. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, "Marth" didn't account for the second one hiding in the bush, who manages to cut "Marth's" mask in two before being killed by Chrom and reveal [[{{Bifauxnen}} he's a she]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has "Marth" draw his blade, prompting Chrom to do the same. However, "Marth" says, "I'm about to save your life... from him," just as as an assassin charges out of a bush and is cut down by the warrior. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, "Marth" didn't account for the second one hiding in the bush, who manages to cut "Marth's" mask in two before being killed by Chrom and reveal [[{{Bifauxnen}} he's a she]].]]



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Therkla]] seems to be threatening Elan. Turns out [[spoiler:she was actually preparing to attack Qarr instead.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[spoiler:Therkla]] seems to be threatening Elan. Turns out [[spoiler:she was actually preparing to attack Qarr instead.]]instead]].



* Scott's Penguin in ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''

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* %%* Scott's Penguin in ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel''



* On the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Camp Refoogie," Steve is sent to Africa and is currently moping by the river. He suddenly sees a random girl running at him with a weapon--then just past him into the river to kill the giant snake rising up behind him, which she drags home for her family's dinner. (She winds up being his LoveInterest for the episode, by the way.)

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* On the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "Camp Refoogie," Steve is sent to Africa and is currently moping by the river. He suddenly sees a random girl running at him with a weapon--then just past him into the river to kill the giant snake rising up behind him, which she drags home for her family's dinner. (She winds up being his LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} for the episode, by the way.)



** ''Superman'' saves Vandal Savage from a monster this way in ''Hereafter.''

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** ''Superman'' saves Vandal Savage ComicBook/VandalSavage from a monster this way in ''Hereafter.''"Hereafter".
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