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21st Jul '16 11:02:46 PM murlough23
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** Two back-to-back episodes earlier in the series also play with this trope, possibly making the above example a callback. In "The Glass Ballerina", the "Other" Colleen tries to convince Sun she's not a killer, only to wind up with a bullet in the gut for her trouble. In a flashback in "Further Instructions", Locke is faced with the same dilemma while pointing a rifle at undercover cop Eddie. Locke can't do it and Eddie walks away unharmed.
12th Jun '16 7:58:07 AM OlmoJV
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* In the 20th chapter of ''Fanfic/OldWest'', Sheriff WesternAnimation/{{Rango}} holds [[TheDragon Raminez Arvenga]] at gunpoint with the "killer-in-his-eyes", the Mexican coyote laughs and questions if the sheriff can actually kill him and live with it. Rango does see Raminez's point, but doesn't back away.

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* In the 20th chapter of ''Fanfic/OldWest'', Sheriff WesternAnimation/{{Rango}} holds [[TheDragon Raminez Arvenga]] at gunpoint with the "killer-in-his-eyes", the "killer-in-his-eyes". The Mexican coyote laughs and questions if the sheriff can actually kill him and live with it. Rango does see Raminez's point, but doesn't back away.
12th Jun '16 7:57:38 AM OlmoJV
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* In the 20th chapter of ''Fanfic/OldWest'', Sheriff WesternAnimation/{{Rango}} holds [[TheDragon Raminez Arvenga]] at gunpoint with the "killer-in-his-eyes", the Mexican coyote laughs and questions if the sheriff can actually kill him and live with it. Rango does see Raminez's point, but doesn't back away.
-->'''Raminez''': Poor lizard. You are ''loco'', aren't you? You know how to kill a man, ''si''? But could you ''really'' stomach it? Go on. Find out. It's one thing to pull the trigger. It's another to watch your kill die.
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28th May '16 3:02:26 PM DavidCowie
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* In the British sci-fi drama ''Beyond'', protagonist Cole does the you-don't-have-the-balls-to-shoot-me routine to an armed robber in a convenience store. He doesn't get shot, but is later accused of having ''wanted'' the gunman to shoot, because he had nothing to live for.
9th May '16 7:28:21 PM eroock
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'''[=McClane=]''': Yeah, that's what my captain keeps tellin' me.

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'''[=McClane=]''': Yeah, that's what my captain keeps tellin' me. (cue a PistolWhipping).
8th May '16 11:20:01 PM foxley
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* In the 2013 mini-series "Series/TopOfTheLake", [[spoiler: when protagonist Robin pulls a gun on Al, who turns out to be the head of a paedophile sex ring, he mocks her and makes sexual noises and motions with the barrel of the gun against his chest, not believing she would pull the trigger. His "Oh fuck!" when she ''does'' is both mildly amusing and somehow quite satisfying.]]

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* In the 2013 mini-series "Series/TopOfTheLake", ''Series/TopOfTheLake'', [[spoiler: when protagonist Robin pulls a gun on Al, who turns out to be the head of a paedophile sex ring, he mocks her and makes sexual noises and motions with the barrel of the gun against his chest, not believing she would pull the trigger. His "Oh fuck!" when she ''does'' is both mildly amusing and somehow quite satisfying.]]]]
* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': At the end of "Obsession", Purdey and her NewOldFlame are standing pointing guns at each other, with him standing between her and the rocket that is about to be launched at the Houses of Parliament. He calmly states that she will not be able to bring herself to shoot him. However, Gambit, who arrives at this point, has no such qualms and shoots him.
6th May '16 2:23:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''The39Clues'', only [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] is talking to his mother Isabel and saying that she wouldn't shoot her own daughter [[SpoiledBrat Natalie]], which is what she was threatening to do. [[spoiler: She does.... But Natalie lives; she only shot her in the foot as a warning.]]

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* In ''The39Clues'', only [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] Kabra is talking to his mother Isabel and saying that she wouldn't shoot her own daughter [[SpoiledBrat Natalie]], which is what she was threatening to do. [[spoiler: She does.... But Natalie lives; she only shot her in the foot as a warning.]]
15th Apr '16 1:47:46 AM iowaforever
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-->''"[[BluntYes Yes.]] [[SociopathicHero Excellent suggestion]].

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-->''"[[BluntYes -->[[BluntYes Yes.]] [[SociopathicHero Excellent Good suggestion]].
7th Apr '16 11:29:23 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Flashbacks to Noah/Il Duce's youth in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints II'' show that two of mafia goons who helped bludgeon his father to death were quite appropriately nervous to see him show up for revenge with a knife and pistol in his hands and cold-blooded murder in his eyes, but the one to actually kill his Pop was very blasé about it and arrogantly insisted that the kid didn't have the balls to shoot them. [[BullyingADragon Guess who dies choking on his own blood a few seconds later?]]

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* Flashbacks to Noah/Il Noah [=McManus=]/Il Duce's youth in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints II'' show that two of the mafia goons who helped bludgeon his father to death were quite appropriately nervous to see him show up for revenge with a knife and pistol in his hands and cold-blooded murder in his eyes, but the one to actually kill his Pop was very blasé about it and arrogantly insisted that the kid didn't have the balls to shoot them. [[BullyingADragon Guess who dies choking on his own blood a few seconds later?]]
5th Apr '16 11:06:39 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Flashbacks to Noah/Il Duce's youth in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints II'' show that two of mafia goons who helped murder his father were quite appropriately nervous to see him show up for revenge with murder in his eyes and a knife & pistol in hand, but the one to actually kill his Pop was very blasé about it and arrogantly insisted that the kid didn't have the balls to shoot them. [[BullyingADragon Guess who dies choking on his own blood a few seconds later?]]

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* Flashbacks to Noah/Il Duce's youth in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints II'' show that two of mafia goons who helped murder bludgeon his father to death were quite appropriately nervous to see him show up for revenge with a knife and pistol in his hands and cold-blooded murder in his eyes and a knife & pistol in hand, eyes, but the one to actually kill his Pop was very blasé about it and arrogantly insisted that the kid didn't have the balls to shoot them. [[BullyingADragon Guess who dies choking on his own blood a few seconds later?]]
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