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31st May '17 4:36:42 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': A type 1 version appears here, taking shots at Robert Ford from a distance before giving up because he ran out of ammo. He admits that he only did it because he wants the reputation of killing the man who killed UsefulNotes/JesseJames, and Bob is understandably angry. [[PetTheDog He lets the boy go, however,]] but not before warning him to never do it again.
24th Dec '16 11:47:54 AM nombretomado
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* In {{Arcanum}}, the training master for the guns skill deliberately mutilated his hand after he killed a GunfighterWannabe in a completely one-sided gunfight.

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* In {{Arcanum}}, ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', the training master for the guns skill deliberately mutilated his hand after he killed a GunfighterWannabe in a completely one-sided gunfight.
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30th Nov '16 2:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', where a mook who thinks himself a master of the Hokuto Shinken tries to use his "Instant Kill" technique on Kenshiro, the principal {{Badass}} and real master of the style in the series, and dies hilariously.

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* Played with in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', where a mook who thinks himself a master of the Hokuto Shinken tries to use his "Instant Kill" technique on Kenshiro, the principal {{Badass}} badass and real master of the style in the series, and dies hilariously.
28th Sep '16 4:38:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* The short story "The Conqueror" by RichardMatheson plays with this. [[spoiler: It starts as Type 3, only the kid is just plain ambushed by the friends of the men he killed and shot to pieces. And then we find out that he may just have been a PsychopathicManchild who was planning to kill his way across the plains as the baddest gunfighter ever.]]

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* The short story "The Conqueror" by RichardMatheson Creator/RichardMatheson plays with this. [[spoiler: It starts as Type 3, only the kid is just plain ambushed by the friends of the men he killed and shot to pieces. And then we find out that he may just have been a PsychopathicManchild who was planning to kill his way across the plains as the baddest gunfighter ever.]]
24th Sep '16 6:04:42 PM Dravencour
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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers that he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry. This usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.

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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers that he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry. This version of the storyline usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.
24th Sep '16 6:03:00 PM Dravencour
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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry -- usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.

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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers that he lacks the ''cojones'' for banditry -- banditry. This usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.
24th Sep '16 6:02:04 PM Dravencour
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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers he lacks the cojones for banditry -- usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.

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In a rarer scenario, TheGunfighterWannabe challenges someone who he thinks is TheGunslinger but isn't. So the Wannabe ends up killing some {{Cowboy}} or CitySlicker, and is promptly branded an {{Outlaw}} -- but discovers he lacks the cojones ''cojones'' for banditry -- usually ends with the other bandits killing or abandoning him. Occasionally this results in a HeelFaceTurn, but since RedemptionEqualsDeath, it usually doesn't end well.
17th Sep '16 3:07:31 PM Dravencour
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* Many a mook in ''Anime/BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[TooDumbToLive Chaka]]. He's obsessed with how awesome [[RevolversAreJustBetter his revolver is]] and immediately tries talking tough to [[ActionGirl Revee]] as soon as he meets her. He doesn't get better.

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* Many a mook in ''Anime/BlackLagoon'' falls under this trope, with fatal consequences for them. Most notable is [[TooDumbToLive Chaka]]. He's obsessed with how awesome [[RevolversAreJustBetter his revolver is]] and immediately tries talking tough to [[ActionGirl Revee]] Revy]] as soon as he meets her. He doesn't get better.
10th Jul '16 4:02:37 PM eroock
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-->--''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''

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-->-- ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''
23rd May '16 4:06:16 PM MarkLungo
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-->''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''

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-->''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''
-->--''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''



* An iconic example in Western television--the genre ''and'' the hemisphere--comes from ''TheTwilightZone.'' In the episode "Mr. Denton on Doomsday," the washed-up drunkard [[RetiredGunfighter Mr. Denton]] is challenged by a young gunslinger eager to make a name for himself. Thanks to a peddler of [[SnakeOilSalesman remedies and cures of all sorts]], the showdown [[TwilightZoneTwist doesn't play out quite as expected]].

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* An iconic example in Western television--the genre ''and'' the hemisphere--comes from ''TheTwilightZone.'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''. In the episode "Mr. "[[Recap/TheTwilightZone1959S1E3MrDentonOnDoomsday Mr. Denton on Doomsday," Doomsday]]", the washed-up drunkard [[RetiredGunfighter Mr. Denton]] is challenged by a young gunslinger eager to make a name for himself. Thanks to a peddler of [[SnakeOilSalesman remedies and cures of all sorts]], the showdown [[TwilightZoneTwist [[KarmicTwistEnding doesn't play out quite as expected]].



* The parody song ''The Ballad of Irving'' (the 142nd-fastest Gun in the West), by Frank Gallop (listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw here]]). Popularized by repeated airings on the DrDemento show.
* "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" by JohnnyCash.

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* The parody song ''The Ballad of Irving'' (the 142nd-fastest Gun in the West), by Frank Gallop (listen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8EtvWW8nw here]]). Popularized by repeated airings on the DrDemento Creator/DrDemento show.
* "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" by JohnnyCash.Music/JohnnyCash.
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