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16th Apr '17 7:03:23 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''StarTrekNewFrontier''. Makkenzie Callhoun wants to kill some guy as revenge, but being a Starfleet officer, he cannot shoot first. So he outright PROVOKES the guy into trying to kill him, so he can kill the guy in self-defense.

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* Subverted in ''StarTrekNewFrontier''.''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier''. Makkenzie Callhoun wants to kill some guy as revenge, but being a Starfleet officer, he cannot shoot first. So he outright PROVOKES the guy into trying to kill him, so he can kill the guy in self-defense.
11th Apr '17 12:16:34 AM infernape612
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* In ''InfiniteCrisis'', Batman is holding a gun to the head of the BigBad who has caused destruction and murder on a cosmic scale though Wonder Woman convinces him IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. In the original release of the issue, one panel has a "CHAK" sound effect to indicate Batman chambering a round. Several fans assumed the effect indicated Batman was pulling the trigger and the villain only survived because of an empty gun, causing a small uproar. For the trade, DC opted to remove the "CHAK" entirely to avoid the confusion.

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* In ''InfiniteCrisis'', ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'', Batman is holding a gun to the head of the BigBad who has caused destruction and murder on a cosmic scale though Wonder Woman convinces him IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim. In the original release of the issue, one panel has a "CHAK" sound effect to indicate Batman chambering a round. Several fans assumed the effect indicated Batman was pulling the trigger and the villain only survived because of an empty gun, causing a small uproar. For the trade, DC opted to remove the "CHAK" entirely to avoid the confusion.



** Han has no problem shooting first in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' when Lando reveals his deal is with Darth Vader. While everyone stares in stunned silence, Han draws his blaster and empties his power cell in Vader's face. Not that it helps any because of Vader's force powers, but hey, points given for doing the [[CombatPragmatist logical thing]] in that situation.

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** Han has no problem shooting first in ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' when Lando reveals his deal is with Darth Vader. While everyone stares in stunned silence, Han draws his blaster and empties his power cell in Vader's face. Not that it helps any because of Vader's force powers, but hey, points given for doing the [[CombatPragmatist logical thing]] in that situation.



** The trope is inverted in the video game adaption of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. In the original movie, during the fateful confrontation between Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu, and Chancellor Palpatine in the Chancellor's office, when Windu corners and prepares to execute Palpatine, Anakin panics and severs his arm, allowing Palpatine to electrocute him with Force Lightning and send him flying out of a window to his death. In the game, however, Anakin blocks his strike, and the two have a protracted lightsaber duel which ends with Anakin impaling Windu in the chest and pushing him out the window himself.



--->'''Elektra''':You couldn't kill me, you'd miss me. (bang)\\

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--->'''Elektra''':You --->'''Elektra''': You couldn't kill me, you'd miss me. (bang)\\''[bang]''\\
8th Apr '17 12:21:53 PM nombretomado
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*** Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca, did get a CrowningMomentOfFunny out of the situation during an Ask Me Anything session with {{Reddit}} users. When they asked him to say what really happened during that scene, his response was (this is an almost-direct quote) "[[TheUnintelligible uughghhhgh uughghhhgh huuguughghg]]."

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*** Peter Mayhew, the actor who plays Chewbacca, did get a CrowningMomentOfFunny out of the situation during an Ask Me Anything session with {{Reddit}} {{Website/Reddit}} users. When they asked him to say what really happened during that scene, his response was (this is an almost-direct quote) "[[TheUnintelligible uughghhhgh uughghhhgh huuguughghg]]."
3rd Apr '17 5:44:55 PM nombretomado
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* The 2011 ''HunterXHunter'' anime [[ButNotTooEvil does this with a villain]]. In the manga, Hisoka kills several Hunter Exam competitors, mostly ForTheLulz ("playing examiner"). In this version, they ambush him because they deem him too evil to become a Hunter. He still mostly kills them ForTheLulz, though; they couldn't have actually harmed him much, given how powerful he is.

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* The 2011 ''HunterXHunter'' ''Anime/HunterXHunter'' anime [[ButNotTooEvil does this with a villain]]. In the manga, Hisoka kills several Hunter Exam competitors, mostly ForTheLulz ("playing examiner"). In this version, they ambush him because they deem him too evil to become a Hunter. He still mostly kills them ForTheLulz, though; they couldn't have actually harmed him much, given how powerful he is.
23rd Feb '17 12:09:16 AM erforce
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* ''LayerCake'' has this between the book and film in the protagonist's assassination of his treacherous boss. In the book, he first messily [[KickTheDog kills the guy's guard dogs]] and then shoots him in the head a few times for the fun of it. In the movie, the dogs live and the assassination is a single neat and bloodless shot to the head. Admittedly, the latter is [[RuleOfCool presented in a pretty cool way]].

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* ''LayerCake'' ''Literature/LayerCake'' has this between the book and film [[Film/LayerCake film]] in the protagonist's assassination of his treacherous boss. In the book, he first messily [[KickTheDog kills the guy's guard dogs]] and then shoots him in the head a few times for the fun of it. In the movie, the dogs live and the assassination is a single neat and bloodless shot to the head. Admittedly, the latter is [[RuleOfCool presented in a pretty cool way]].
22nd Jan '17 11:04:42 AM BattleMaster
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*** Also the Star Wars Saga Edition Role-Playing Game, where Han has a rank of the Gunslinger PrestigeClass, which gives him the power to quick-draw his pistol and make an attack in a surprise round even if he's caught flat-footed, potentially allowing him the option of gunning down someone who's ambushing him before they can get a shot off.
12th Jan '17 1:15:45 PM gb00393
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* In ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', [[spoiler:[[TurnCoat Shae falsely testifies against Tyrion in his trial for killing Joffrey]], and upon escaping from prison he finds out she's also sleeping with his father (who [[AbusiveParents oversaw his conviction]] and [[{{Hypocrite}} had threatened him against keeping Shae as a lover in the castle]]).]] He strangles her in cold blood. In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', in the equivalent scene, she goes for a knife first.

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* In ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', [[spoiler:[[TurnCoat Shae falsely testifies against Tyrion in his trial for killing Joffrey]], and upon escaping from prison he finds out she's also sleeping with his father (who [[AbusiveParents oversaw his conviction]] and [[{{Hypocrite}} had threatened him against keeping Shae as a lover in the castle]]).]] He strangles her in cold blood. In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', in the equivalent scene, she goes for a knife first.first, prompting a deadly struggle.
30th Dec '16 4:37:03 PM nombretomado
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** Though the edited scene also removes [[spoiler:some of the KarmicDeath feel and what is probably the {{DCAU}}'s best FamousLastWords ever]].

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** Though the edited scene also removes [[spoiler:some of the KarmicDeath feel and what is probably the {{DCAU}}'s Franchise/{{DCAU}}'s best FamousLastWords ever]].
6th Dec '16 3:31:39 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** As unnecessary as the finishing move was, Rorschach may have been trying to show the other inmates what he would do to them if they came after him.

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** As unnecessary as the finishing move was, Rorschach may have been trying did it to show the other inmates what he would do to them if they came after him.him.
---> "None of you seem to understand. ''I'm'' not locked in here with ''you''. '''''You're''''' ''locked in here with'' '''''me!'''''"
6th Dec '16 3:00:31 PM Emperor_Oshron
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**** Though since then a [[http://www.dapsmagic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HarrisonFordIShotFirst.jpg picture]] has surfaced of Ford holding up a sign that says "I shot first."
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