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10th Nov '17 12:23:34 PM Reflextion
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-> ''"Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty! Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going 'til it hits something! That fcan be a ship, or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years! If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day, somewhere and sometime. '''That''' is why you check your damn targets! '''That''' is why you wait for the computer to give you a damn firing solution! '''That''' is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction. You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!"''

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-> ''"Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty! Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going 'til it hits something! That fcan can be a ship, or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years! If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day, somewhere and sometime. '''That''' is why you check your damn targets! '''That''' is why you wait for the computer to give you a damn firing solution! '''That''' is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction. You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!"''
7th Nov '17 4:59:08 AM Gess
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-> ''"Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty! Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going 'til it hits something! That can be a ship, or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years! If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day, somewhere and sometime. '''That''' is why you check your damn targets! '''That''' is why you wait for the computer to give you a damn firing solution! '''That''' is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction. You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!"''

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-> ''"Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty! Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going 'til it hits something! That can fcan be a ship, or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years! If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day, somewhere and sometime. '''That''' is why you check your damn targets! '''That''' is why you wait for the computer to give you a damn firing solution! '''That''' is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction. You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!"''


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* Averted in WarhammerDarkOmen: ''Every'' arrow, crossbow bolt or cannon ball is a bona fide physical object with its own trajectory, and it can hit anything behind the target as well as the target itself.
3rd Oct '17 10:03:21 PM Linda58
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* In ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ''The Encounter'', a Hork Bajir shoots at Tobias with his Dracon Beam. The shot misses, keeps going, and eventually hits and damages the critical "truck ship" resupplying behind Tobias. The Hork Bajir is subsequently executed by [[{{BigBad}} Visser Three]] for his incompetence, in a manner too horrifying for Tobias to describe.
** In ''The Forgotten'', the Animorphs and Yeerks are stranded in the rain forest. Some Hork Bajir start shooting every monkey they see, until Visser Three suddenly attacks them pointing out a stray shot could hit their ship; or they could have killed ''him'' since he had also morphed a local animal.
25th Sep '17 10:18:54 AM Heffenfeffer
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* ''Film/TheNakedGun'' 33 1/3 has this exchange when villain Rocco Dillon takes a theater of people hostage:
-->'''Rocco''': ''fires warning shot straight up'' "Freeze and nobody gets hurt!"\\
''stagehand falls onto stage from the rafters''\\
'''Rocco''': "...From now on!"
3rd Aug '17 11:00:24 PM dmcreif
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** Later there's another inversion that plays an important role in the race for mayor. Carcetti tries to beat the sitting mayor by promising to lower crime and focusing on the issue of how no witnesses will come forward to testify against criminals because Baltimore's witness protection fails them. This seems to be confirmed when a witness in an important case is killed during the election. After the election is over and Carcetti has won, [[spoiler:it turns out that the witness was killed by a stray bullet. A guy several blocks away was shooting at bottles, and the witness had tremendously bad luck.]]

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** Later **In season 4, there's another inversion that plays an important role in the race for mayor. mayoral race. Carcetti tries to beat the sitting mayor incumbent Royce by promising to lower crime and focusing on the issue of how no witnesses will come forward to testify against criminals because Baltimore's witness protection fails them. This seems to be confirmed when a witness in an important case is killed during in the election.weeks leading up to the primary. After the election is over and Carcetti has won, [[spoiler:it turns out that the witness was killed by a stray bullet. A guy several blocks away was shooting at bottles, and the witness had tremendously bad luck. The irony is not lost on anyone.]]
25th Jun '17 8:02:23 PM MarcusImpudite
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* Horrifically averted with casualties caused by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebratory_gunfire#Notable_incidents celebratory gunfire.]]

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* Horrifically averted with casualties caused by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebratory_gunfire#Notable_incidents celebratory gunfire.]] Repeat after me, boys and girls: Guns are NOT party poppers.
22nd May '17 10:47:06 PM TheSinful
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* Luffy in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11961369/5/Blood-Man-Luffy Blood Man Luffy]]'' takes out several marines by letting them stand in a circle around him and fire at him. Since he's a logia, the bullets pass right through him and hit the marines on the other side.



* [[AcceptedBreaksFromRule As a rule]], played straight in RealTimeStrategy games (''you'' try keeeping track of dozens of units firing hundreds of projectiles) but averted with artillery weapons, which cause damage wherever they land (and fire slowly enough that it can do so without bringing the computer to its knees).

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* [[AcceptedBreaksFromRule As a rule]], played straight in RealTimeStrategy games (''you'' try keeeping keeping track of dozens of units firing hundreds of projectiles) but averted with artillery weapons, which cause damage wherever they land (and fire slowly enough that it can do so without bringing the computer to its knees).
19th May '17 6:13:10 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' pulls an aversion in an early episode where the news reporters shows images of buildings hit by both stray gunfire and mobile suit wrecks from a battle earlier that day. They also mention that there where casualties due to this as well.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' pulls an aversion in an early episode where the news reporters shows images of buildings hit by both stray gunfire and mobile suit wrecks from a battle earlier that day. They also mention that there where were casualties due to this as well.
1st Apr '17 6:46:27 AM Reflextion
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* Referenced in a possible random event in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', where a science vessel can be struck by stray mass driver rounds fired from another galaxy billions of years ago. Actual combat in this game plays the trope straight though - any shot that doesn't hit its intended target will simply not hit ''anything''.
23rd Mar '17 9:36:59 PM TheSinful
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* In ''[[https://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-30442-9/Traszgo+In+Stark+Contrast.htm In Stark Contrast]]'' Xander fires a mini-stake with a railgun at Spike and successfully dusts him. He also hits Drusilla (non-fatally) who was standing on the other side of him, and Buffy (also non-fatally) who was holding Drusilla hostage.
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