History PlayingWith / SniperPistol

20th Oct '16 10:52:19 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Simo is in a video game that has ArbitraryGunPower (or [[TheyJustDidntCare just plain laziness]]), and weapons that fire quickly like assault rifles only have full automatic functionality and as such are less accurate. The pistol, being semiautomatic, is far more accurate by comparison - and the developers {{Flanderized}} this to make the pistol more useful.

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** Simo is in a video game that has ArbitraryGunPower (or [[TheyJustDidntCare just plain laziness]]), laziness), and weapons that fire quickly like assault rifles only have full automatic functionality and as such are less accurate. The pistol, being semiautomatic, is far more accurate by comparison - and the developers {{Flanderized}} this to make the pistol more useful.
29th Jan '13 7:04:41 PM Jetman123
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Simo's pistol is slightly more accurate than normal.



** Simo is in a video game that has CompetitiveBalance (or [[TheyJustDidntCare just plain laziness]]), and weapons that fire quickly like assault rifles only have full automatic functionality and as such are less accurate. The pistol, being semiautomatic, is far more accurate by comparison - and the developers {{Flanderized}} this to make the pistol more useful.

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** Simo is in a video game that has CompetitiveBalance ArbitraryGunPower (or [[TheyJustDidntCare just plain laziness]]), and weapons that fire quickly like assault rifles only have full automatic functionality and as such are less accurate. The pistol, being semiautomatic, is far more accurate by comparison - and the developers {{Flanderized}} this to make the pistol more useful.
29th Jan '13 6:35:49 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': Simo's pistol is a unique weapon expressly designed to be both compact and accurate at long ranges.

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* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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Simo's pistol is a unique weapon expressly designed to be both compact and accurate at long ranges.



* '''Deconstructed''': Getting such long-distance shots requires such extensive ballistics calculations to factor in bullet drop, [[LeadTheTarget Leading The Target]], wind etc. that they are AwesomeButImpractical; you might as well use an all-up SniperRifle. A pistol does not have very good power at such ranges either. As such, Simo is unable to down his target at range even when he is able to hit him, and he gets a squadmate killed.
* '''Reconstructed''': Simo practices drills for learning to rapidly swap between his rifle and pistol, and learns how to rapidly fire his pistol [[ATeamFiring for suppressive effect moreso than accuracy.]] He's still surprisingly accurate with it.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': Getting such long-distance shots requires such extensive ballistics calculations to factor in bullet drop, [[LeadTheTarget Leading The Target]], wind etc. that they are AwesomeButImpractical; you might as well use an all-up SniperRifle. A pistol does not have very good power at such ranges either. As such, Simo is unable to down his target at range even when he is able to hit him, and he gets a squadmate killed.
* '''Reconstructed''': Simo practices drills for learning to rapidly swap between his rifle and pistol, and learns how to rapidly fire his pistol [[ATeamFiring for suppressive effect moreso than accuracy.]] He's still surprisingly accurate with it.



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29th Jan '13 4:28:53 PM Jetman123
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* '''Deconstructed''': Getting such long-distance shots requires such extensive ballistics calculations to factor in bullet drop, [[LeadTheTarget Leading The Target]], wind etc. that they are AwesomeButImpractical; you might as well use an all-up SniperRifle. A pistol does not have very good power at such ranges either.
** The first time Simo, a [[NewMeat young soldier]], tries to use his pistol at long range in combat, his [[SergeantRock platoon sergeant]] berates him heavily for wasting ammo and giving away his position, and he uses his rifle at long range from then on.
* '''Reconstructed''': It turns out that Simo has AwesomeByAnalysis and his ability to use his pistol like it was a rifle is what gives him his edge on the battlefield.

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* '''Deconstructed''': Getting such long-distance shots requires such extensive ballistics calculations to factor in bullet drop, [[LeadTheTarget Leading The Target]], wind etc. that they are AwesomeButImpractical; you might as well use an all-up SniperRifle. A pistol does not have very good power at such ranges either.
** The first time Simo, a [[NewMeat young soldier]], tries
either. As such, Simo is unable to use down his pistol target at long range in combat, his [[SergeantRock platoon sergeant]] berates him heavily for wasting ammo and giving away his position, even when he is able to hit him, and he uses his rifle at long range from then on.
gets a squadmate killed.
* '''Reconstructed''': It turns out that Simo has AwesomeByAnalysis practices drills for learning to rapidly swap between his rifle and his ability pistol, and learns how to use rapidly fire his pistol like it was a rifle is what gives him his edge on the battlefield.[[ATeamFiring for suppressive effect moreso than accuracy.]] He's still surprisingly accurate with it.



* '''Enforced''': [[TheMerch Simo's action figure]] only has one gun, so that's what he uses, sensible or otherwise.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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[[TheMerch Simo's action figure]] only has one gun, so that's what he uses, sensible or otherwise.otherwise.
** Simo is in a video game that has CompetitiveBalance (or [[TheyJustDidntCare just plain laziness]]), and weapons that fire quickly like assault rifles only have full automatic functionality and as such are less accurate. The pistol, being semiautomatic, is far more accurate by comparison - and the developers {{Flanderized}} this to make the pistol more useful.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Simo can hit anything, anywhere, with his tiny derringer, and chooses his targets for the maximal humorous effect.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Simo [[ImprobableAimingSkills can hit anything, anywhere, anywhere,]] with his tiny derringer, and chooses his targets for the maximal humorous effect.
12th Nov '12 5:53:57 PM ElodieHiras
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* '''Played For Drama''': With one bullet left in his 9mm handgun and the LoveInterest being held hostage on the other side of a gaping ravine, Simo has no choice but to take careful aim and pray.

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* '''Played For Drama''': With one bullet left OneBulletLeft in his 9mm handgun and the LoveInterest being held hostage on the other side of a gaping ravine, Simo has no choice but to take careful aim and pray.
2nd Nov '11 11:01:08 AM JamaicanCastle
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** Simo's weapon only ''appears'' to be a normal pistol; it actually fires small [[{{Roboteching}} guided missiles]].
** Simo has a superpower such that he always hits with his guns.



** The first time Simo, a [[NewMeat young soldier]] tries to use his pistol at long range in combat, his [[SergeantRock platoon sergeant]] berates him heavily for wasting ammo and giving away his position, and he uses his rifle at long range from then on.

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** The first time Simo, a [[NewMeat young soldier]] soldier]], tries to use his pistol at long range in combat, his [[SergeantRock platoon sergeant]] berates him heavily for wasting ammo and giving away his position, and he uses his rifle at long range from then on.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???After his initial success, Simo uses his pistol to snipe again. But this time, some environmental factor spoils his shot. Then he discovers his pistol is [[MagiTek enchanted for extra accuracy]] and he scores long-range kills again. Then he loses the gun and has to rely on an unimproved one.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???[[TheMerch Simo's action figure]] only has one gun, so that's what he uses, sensible or otherwise.



* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Despite having his pistol in hand, Simo switches up for his rifle before attempting a long-range shot.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???Two members of TheSquad are winding down in the rec room when this shows up in a movie. One of them says it's impossible, the other claims he knew this guy, who knew this guy...
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