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21st Apr '18 6:24:57 PM nombretomado
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* It's even more {{egregious}} in ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'' than most examples, as in most situations, using the [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] is both faster and more efficient at getting you out of the line of fire than the combat roll will ever be.

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* It's even more {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} in ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'' than most examples, as in most situations, using the [[GrapplingHookPistol grappling hook]] is both faster and more efficient at getting you out of the line of fire than the combat roll will ever be.
6th Apr '18 8:56:12 PM nombretomado
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* Surprisingly, many ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' games subvert this. Due to the way the AI is designed, rolling your way into a safespot can save you from gunfire on critical situations (assuming you're on a mission [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon and not fending off the cops]]) . Also, the same AI stupidity also manages to play this trope straight as many [=NPCs=] roll their way straight into your path on an attempt to screw you over with a surprise attack... [[TooDumbToLive giving you enough time to kill them before they even try to shoot you]] ([[UpToEleven and in some games, they make a ''look around for danger'' animation while ''hiding'' behind a wall, easily giving away their location before they even start shooting]])

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* Surprisingly, many ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games subvert this. Due to the way the AI is designed, rolling your way into a safespot can save you from gunfire on critical situations (assuming you're on a mission [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon and not fending off the cops]]) . Also, the same AI stupidity also manages to play this trope straight as many [=NPCs=] roll their way straight into your path on an attempt to screw you over with a surprise attack... [[TooDumbToLive giving you enough time to kill them before they even try to shoot you]] ([[UpToEleven and in some games, they make a ''look around for danger'' animation while ''hiding'' behind a wall, easily giving away their location before they even start shooting]])
5th Apr '18 10:16:53 PM nombretomado
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* Bear Grylls in ''ManVsWild'' did this during the episode in Copper Canyon, Mexico. The reason this is here is because he did it off a helicopter that was ''sitting on the ground''. This might've been some sort of technique to get clear of the blades quickly.

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* Bear Grylls in ''ManVsWild'' ''Series/ManVsWild'' did this during the episode in Copper Canyon, Mexico. The reason this is here is because he did it off a helicopter that was ''sitting on the ground''. This might've been some sort of technique to get clear of the blades quickly.
21st Mar '18 9:09:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheOffice'': Dwight does one of these in "Heavy Competition" when he's competing with Michael over a client, HarperCollins, and goes bursting into the office, cleverly avoiding the confused secretary. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's kind of awesome.]]

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* ''Series/TheOffice'': ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'': Dwight does one of these in "Heavy Competition" when he's competing with Michael over a client, HarperCollins, and goes bursting into the office, cleverly avoiding the confused secretary. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It's kind of awesome.]]
13th Feb '18 7:30:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Players can also do this in the online game ''VideoGame/{{Gunz}},'' which is one of the primary defensive techniques of the game. Also in ''S4League''.

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* Players can also do this in the online game ''VideoGame/{{Gunz}},'' which is one of the primary defensive techniques of the game. Also in ''S4League''.''VideoGame/S4League''.
1st Feb '18 7:49:47 PM foxley
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* Done by one of the assassins in the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Target [=MacGyver=]", entering the house where Mac is staying at and very silly he looks, too.

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* Done by one of the assassins in the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Target [=MacGyver=]", entering the house where Mac is staying at and very silly he looks, too.
12th Dec '17 8:47:29 AM Grudgeal
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* Elle in ''VideoGame/AtlasReactor'' has a combat roll ([[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin called "Combat Roll"]]) as a dash phase move, allowing her to move a single square and then fire her shotgun. Unlike most dashes it is almost useless at dodging damage due to its short range (most dashes cover at least four squares, and many far more than that), and is more useful as an offensive tool.
8th Dec '17 6:09:54 PM JackG
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** Avon had a tendency to do this during a QuickDraw; unfortunately this meant actor Paul Darrow ended up [[AwesomeButImpractical breaking several of the wand-like Liberator guns whenever he rolled on them]]. He was eventually given a stronger prop gun made specifically for him.
23rd Nov '17 9:50:15 PM carkaroth
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* Dodge-rolling is Corey's special ability in ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami2WrongNumber''. It grants you invincibility frames to help you dodge bullets, useful in a game where everything is a OneHitPointWonder. The Son can choose this ability as one of his loadouts as well.
26th Oct '17 6:45:36 PM PrimeEvil
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* James Bond is given this ability in ''VideoGames/EverythingOrNothing''. It doesn't protect you from fire, but it can help you get from cover to cover quickly. Doing it ''at'' the enemy mooks however is suicidal.

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* James Bond is given this ability in ''VideoGames/EverythingOrNothing''. It doesn't protect you from fire, but it can help you get from cover to cover quickly. Doing it ''at'' the enemy mooks however is suicidal. Also, if he rolls three times in rapid succession, he'll have to catch himself and hold his knee in apparent pain.
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