History Main / WhyDontYouJustSHootHim

17th Jul '16 9:16:20 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Compare ThirdActStupidity, ContractualGenreBlindness. Contrast DangerouslyGenreSavvy, CombatPragmatist, and NoNonsenseNemesis.

to:

Compare ThirdActStupidity, ContractualGenreBlindness. Contrast DangerouslyGenreSavvy, CombatPragmatist, CombatPragmatist and NoNonsenseNemesis.
29th Feb '16 9:36:14 PM Az_Tech341
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> '''Scott''': Why don't you just kill him?
-> Dr. Evil: ''You just don't get it, do you Scott? ''
-> '''Scott''':I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!
-> Dr. Evil: ''SSSSST! I've got a whole bag of SSSST! right here. ''

->-- ''Film/AustinPowers''


to:

-> '''Scott''': Why don't you just kill him?
-> Dr. Evil: ''You just don't get it, do you Scott? ''
-> '''Scott''':I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!
-> Dr. Evil: ''SSSSST!
'''One-Armed Man''': I've got been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a whole bag of SSSST! gun in my right here. ''

->-- ''Film/AustinPowers''

hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
-->-- ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''


28th Feb '16 2:48:44 PM StrikingViking
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> '''Scott''':'''I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!'''

to:

-> '''Scott''':'''I '''Scott''':I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!'''BANG!
28th Feb '16 2:47:54 PM StrikingViking
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> '''One-Armed Man''': I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
-->-- ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''


to:

-> '''One-Armed Man''': '''Scott''': Why don't you just kill him?
-> Dr. Evil: ''You just don't get it, do you Scott? ''
-> '''Scott''':'''I have a gun, I can get it and shoot him to two seconds: BANG!'''
-> Dr. Evil: ''SSSSST!
I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had got a gun in my whole bag of SSSST! right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left.
-> ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.]''
-> '''Tuco''': When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
-->-- ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''

here. ''

->-- ''Film/AustinPowers''

30th Jan '16 4:52:16 AM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> ''Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.''

to:

-> ''Tuco ''[Tuco kills him with the gun he has hidden in the foam of his bubble bath.'']''
11th Oct '15 1:23:59 PM KingLyger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. [[WatsonianVersusDoylist The Doylist explanation]] will always boil down to "if he ''did'' just shoot him, the story would be much shorter, and [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys would win]].

to:

There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. [[WatsonianVersusDoylist The Doylist explanation]] will always boil down to "if "because if he ''did'' just shoot him, the story would be much shorter, and [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys would win]].
win]]."



* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Someone in the story [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that the above three options are stupid and that a simpler, more direct solution exists. The villain may or may not take their advice.

to:

* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Someone in the story [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that the above three options are stupid and that a simpler, more direct solution exists.exists - namely, by just shooting him. The villain may or may not take their advice.
10th Oct '15 8:12:22 PM KingLyger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Villains frequently find themselves in conundrums that could easily be solved by [[MundaneSolution finding the right person and shooting them]] but refrain from doing so.

There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. The {{Doylist}} explanation will always boil down to the fact that if he ''did'' just shoot him, then the story would be much shorter and would end with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys winning]].

to:

Villains frequently find themselves in conundrums that could easily be solved by [[MundaneSolution finding the right person and shooting them]] them]], but for whatever reason, refrain from doing so.

There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. [[WatsonianVersusDoylist The {{Doylist}} explanation Doylist explanation]] will always boil down to the fact that if "if he ''did'' just shoot him, then the story would be much shorter shorter, and would end with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys winning]].
would win]].
18th May '15 1:34:20 PM Luigifan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. The {{Doylist}} explanation will always boil down to the fact that if he ''did'' just shoot him, then the story would be much shorter and would end with the bad guys winning.

to:

There may or may not be some in-story justification for this failure to take the direct approach. The {{Doylist}} explanation will always boil down to the fact that if he ''did'' just shoot him, then the story would be much shorter and would end with [[TheBadGuyWins the bad guys winning.
winning]].
7th Feb '15 8:04:00 PM Elusivehawk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->-- ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''


to:

-->-- ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''

''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''

7th Feb '15 8:02:22 PM Elusivehawk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-> '''One-Armed Man''': "I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left."

to:

-> '''One-Armed Man''': "I've I've been looking for you for 8 months. Whenever I should have had a gun in my right hand, I thought of you. Now I find you in exactly the position that suits me. I had lots of time to learn to shoot with my left."



-> '''Tuco''': "When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."

to:

-> '''Tuco''': "When When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."
This list shows the last 10 events of 54. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.WhyDontYouJustSHootHim