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19th Aug '16 6:42:37 PM Malady
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* The "Blues" in ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' mostly just shout something like "There she is!" and open fire, but at some points in the game they follow this trope to the letter.
* A rare, none firearm related example can be found in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. Upon the acquisition of a bounty, guards will confront the player, and give him a choice of paying the fine, going to jail and losing skill points, or "resist arrest"--basically not cooperating. If the player chooses to resist arrest, regardless of whether he's armed or not, fighting back or running away, the guards will attempt to either snipe at him with arrows or run him through with a sword. The player can still surrender at any time and receive the same three options again. The guards don't seem to have the slightest of interests in incapacitating and incarcerating the player, and seem perfectly happy to merely bleed the player to death instead. [[FridgeLogic This would also explain why various prisons around Cyrodil are so empty...]]

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* The "Blues" in ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdge'' mostly just shout something like "There she is!" and open fire, but at some points in the game they follow this trope to the letter.
letter. However, looking closely enough on their uniforms reveals the supposedly normal cops as Pirandelo-Kruger mercenaries in a uniform resembling a police suit. They're already under orders to kill Faith, and by the second level it's likely Faith is wanted for multiple accounts of murder.
* A rare, none firearm non-firearm related example can be found in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''. Upon the acquisition of a bounty, guards will confront the player, and give him a choice of paying the fine, going to jail and losing skill points, or "resist arrest"--basically not cooperating. If the player chooses to resist arrest, regardless of whether he's armed or not, fighting back or running away, the guards will attempt to either snipe at him with arrows or run him through with a sword. The player can still surrender at any time and receive the same three options again. The guards don't seem to have the slightest of interests in incapacitating and incarcerating the player, and seem perfectly happy to merely bleed the player to death instead. [[FridgeLogic This would also explain why various prisons around Cyrodil are so empty...]]
8th Jul '16 10:30:04 AM Archone
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* In ''Series/DueSouth'' the character of Ray Kowalski is this and so much more. In spades. His standard reaction to seeing a holstered weapon on anyone whom he doesn't know to be a police officer is to scream "GUN!" and knock the person down with his own weapon ready to shoot. Even when the person is a woman. Who has a concealed carry permit. And is a licensed bounty hunter. It's worth noting that when a bunch of trainees assist in arresting a multitude of suspects while their instructor takes the opportunity to grill them on their knowledge of procedure, Kowalski has absolutely no clue regarding said procedure.
**Instructor: "And what do we do after the suspect is in custody?"
**Kowalski: "...Kick them in the head?"
3rd May '16 2:18:03 PM Laevatein
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* The opening "Are you a {{Munchkin}}?" quiz in ''TheMunchkinsGuideToPowerGaming'':
-> An enemy is fleeing. What do you shout?
-> a. "Stop!"
-> b. "Stop or I shoot!"
-> c. BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! ''"FREEZE!"'' (reload) BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!
3rd May '16 1:56:41 PM Willbyr
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* Ouka does this in ''KyouranKazokuNikki'' when someone reveals they were using MindControl on him.

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* Ouka does this in ''KyouranKazokuNikki'' ''LightNovel/KyouranKazokuNikki'' when someone reveals they were using MindControl on him.
7th Apr '16 11:05:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** Notable Exception: ''SWAT4'' has you playing the role of, well, a SWAT team (special police). Players have access to a large amount of nonlethal weapons and you get a lot of points knocked off for 'Unauthorized Use of Force' - shooting without shouting for compliance (ie. "Hands up!") unless they've already pointed a gun at an officer or a hostage - which is an open invitation to shoot first for the sake of you, your squad, or the hostage. The game is at its most fun when you mercilessly attack with tasers, paintball guns, and beanbag shotguns. Especially as less-lethal force isn't penalized.

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** Notable Exception: ''SWAT4'' ''VideoGame/SWAT4'' has you playing the role of, well, a SWAT team (special police). Players have access to a large amount of nonlethal weapons and you get a lot of points knocked off for 'Unauthorized Use of Force' - shooting without shouting for compliance (ie. "Hands up!") unless they've already pointed a gun at an officer or a hostage - which is an open invitation to shoot first for the sake of you, your squad, or the hostage. The game is at its most fun when you mercilessly attack with tasers, paintball guns, and beanbag shotguns. Especially as less-lethal force isn't penalized.
28th Feb '16 11:35:04 AM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheSimpsons'' they shot at Bart with shotguns for not going to Ralph's birthday party.

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* In one episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' they shot at Bart with shotguns for not going to Ralph's birthday party.



* In TheBoondocks, Uncle Ruckus is told by police officers to get out of his truck and show them I.D. even though he was doing nothing and in fact was the one that ''called them''. Even though Ruckus fully cooperated, and told the officers what he was doing, when he pulled out his wallet, a cop shouted "GUN!!!" and they [[MoreDakka opened fire]]. [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy They missed]]. Then he tried to pull out a ''spare'' '''safety orange''' wallet. Cue another "GUN!!!" and Ruckus being brutally beaten by Night sticks.

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* In TheBoondocks, ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', Uncle Ruckus is told by police officers to get out of his truck and show them I.D. even though he was doing nothing and in fact was the one that ''called them''. Even though Ruckus fully cooperated, and told the officers what he was doing, when he pulled out his wallet, a cop shouted "GUN!!!" and they [[MoreDakka opened fire]]. [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy They missed]]. Then he tried to pull out a ''spare'' '''safety orange''' wallet. Cue another "GUN!!!" and Ruckus being brutally beaten by Night sticks.
13th Jan '16 7:12:50 PM Loekman3
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' where despite the cops clearly having a visible firearm, when Jimmy or any other student commits any treasonable act, they instead try to approach the suspect and bust them with physical force instead of simply firing on them.
6th Jan '16 1:58:06 PM FF32
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* Averted and called out in LANoire by Cole Phelps. If you're chasing down a suspect with your gun drawn, you can aim at the running suspect to fire a warning shot into the air, and Cole will tell the suspect to stop or he will shoot them. However, if you actually shoot them you fail the case and have to start from the last checkpoint.

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* Averted and called out in LANoire VideoGame/LANoire by Cole Phelps. If you're chasing down a suspect with your gun drawn, you can aim at the running suspect to fire a warning shot into the air, and Cole will tell the suspect to stop or he will shoot them. However, if you actually shoot them you fail the case and have to start from the last checkpoint.
4th Jan '16 2:42:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSoundOfMusic'' has one of these with the one daughter's boyfriend who joined ThoseWackyNazis...he tells the family to stop, and the Captain replies he hasn't got the guts to do it. The result is a standoff with the Captain trying to get him to turn over the gun, and the boy eventually yelling "they're here!"

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* ''TheSoundOfMusic'' ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' has one of these with the one daughter's boyfriend who joined ThoseWackyNazis...he tells the family to stop, and the Captain replies he hasn't got the guts to do it. The result is a standoff with the Captain trying to get him to turn over the gun, and the boy eventually yelling "they're here!"
15th Nov '15 7:47:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the first issue of ''ShadeTheChangingMan'', the cops don't even finish the sentence when they see Roger (Kathy's black boyfriend who she brought to the Deep South to met her parents) wrestling with Trent (white serial killer who had just knifed Kathy's parents to death) on the lawn; they shoot Roger. They were both covered in the same blood during the struggle, though Trent was more blood-splattered for good reason. Trent lampshades the injustice by mockingly complaining about the discrimination shown against ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''.

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* In the first issue of ''ShadeTheChangingMan'', ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'', the cops don't even finish the sentence when they see Roger (Kathy's black boyfriend who she brought to the Deep South to met her parents) wrestling with Trent (white serial killer who had just knifed Kathy's parents to death) on the lawn; they shoot Roger. They were both covered in the same blood during the struggle, though Trent was more blood-splattered for good reason. Trent lampshades the injustice by mockingly complaining about the discrimination shown against ''[[ItsAllAboutMe himself]]''.



* In ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', Michael Corleone has rival Hyman Roth assassinated at the airport. The assassin shoots Roth point-blank and is in turn shot in the back by police as he runs away. In a crowded airport. In full view of a dozen reporters with cameras.

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* In ''Film/TheGodfather Part II'', ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII'', Michael Corleone has rival Hyman Roth assassinated at the airport. The assassin shoots Roth point-blank and is in turn shot in the back by police as he runs away. In a crowded airport. In full view of a dozen reporters with cameras.
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