Created By: Lumpenprole on July 11, 2013 Last Edited By: OlafMerchant on October 12, 2014
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Shot To Swiss Cheese

What happens to anyone on the receiving end of More Dakka.

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Do We Have This? A subtrope of There Is No Kill Like Overkill

Being riddled or even cut to pieces by gunfire.

Examples

Comics
  • Dick Tracy's mobster villains often ended up riddled (with neat round bloodless holes) by Tommy Gun fire. Although tame by modern standards it was sometimes criticized as overly violent for a comic strip. A case of Ripped from the Headlines (see Real Life below)

Film
  • Happens to Mad Dog Coll at the end of Mobsters, with two Tommyguns wielded akimbo at point-blank range by Charlie Luciano.
  • The Wild Bunch: At Agua Verde, after Mapache executes their friend Angel right in front of them, Pike's gang responds by gunning down the general on the spot, alongside with his german military advisors. A bloody gunfight ensues between Pike's gang and the Agua Verde garrison, made even more destructive by the Gatling gun emplacement inside the compound that the outlaws use to cut down Mapache's men. They are eventually overwhelmed by sheer numbers and gunned dead by the soldiers.

Real Life
  • The summary execution of Clyde Barrow and Bonny Parker by law enforcement agents; their bullet-ridden car is still on display in Las Vegas.
  • Dr. Carl Weiss, the assassin of Huey Long, was shot 62 times by Long's bodyguards.
  • After killing a Florida deputy and a police dog and wounding another deputy, fugitive Angilo Freeland was killed by 68 shots from police officers. When questioned why the suspect had been shot 68 times, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd reportedly replied "That's all the bullets we had".
  • Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, a notorious gangster, was shot full of holes with a Thompson machine gun while he was making a call from a phone booth in a drug store.
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  • July 19, 2013
    Lumpenprole
    Bump.

    No comment at all?

  • July 19, 2013
    StarSword
    I must not have been around when you posted this.

    Film:
    • In The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen one of the Fantom's mooks empties a clip from his assault rifle into Dorian Gray at point-blank range, filling him with holes. Gray, who is immortal, gives the mook a mildly irritated look and stabs him.

    TV:
    • Used in an episode of The Bridge. After a Car Chase a SWAT team and several patrol officers empty over a hundred rounds into a pickup truck after the driver backs it into one of them, hard. Despite filling the truck with holes, they only manage to hit the driver three times.

    And how about a literal example:

    Western Animation:
    • Parodied in a Western-styled Tom And Jerry cartoon. A large wheel of cheese is sitting in a store window. There's a burst of gunfire that fills it with holes. The store owner changes out the sign saying what type of cheese it is for one saying "Swiss Cheese".
  • July 19, 2013
    Lumpenprole
    Just thought of another one:

    The Gauntlet, where corrupt cops trying to silence a witness put hundreds of rounds through a bus. It just manages to limp to its destination.
  • July 19, 2013
    Generality
    Two occasions where it's used for humour:

    • In Dogma, Azrael dispenses with a pushy bartender with a machine gun, after cockily ordering a "Holy Bartender".
    • In The Mask, after taking fire from a cadre of police, the Mask rises from his cover and declares, "Did you miss me? I think not?" then drinks a glass of water, with jets spurting from various places on his body.
  • July 19, 2013
    DennisDunjinman
    An older episode of The Fairly Oddparents, Power Mad, featured a virtual reality video game Timmy played with his godparents. Cosmo got hit multiple times by ultra-sharp carrot projectiles, and upon leaving the game retained the Amusing Injuries.
    Cosmo: Look at me, I'm cheese!
  • July 19, 2013
    eowynjedi
    • Referenced in Blackadder the THird when the highway robber 'The Shadow' threatens to shoot Blackadder so full of holes he could be "marketed as a new English cheese."
  • July 20, 2013
    OlafMerchant
    Film

    Real Life

    • Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, a notorious gangster, was shot full of holes with a Thompson machine gun while he was making a call from a phone booth in a drug store.
  • July 20, 2013
    oneuglybunny
    Western Animation
    • Gangster boss Trader Moe from the Tale Spin episode "Time Waits For No Bear" has two mooks that are so dumb, they repeatedly shoot their own boss. Trader Moe is unhurt by the bullet barrage, but his clothes are riddled with holes, some the size of baseballs. Though unhurt, Moe does become horribly frustrated.

    Anime
    • The Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt episode "Once Upon A Time In Garterbelt" reveals Garterbelt's past life as a cocaine kingpin. Angry rivals and jealous minions combined to attack him in his office. Garterbelt died in a flurry of lead bullets and nose powder, leaving his elegant chair riddled with bullet holes.
  • July 20, 2013
    Chabal2
    See also Bullet Hole Door.

    A variation appears in Lucky Luke, when he arrives in the hometown of two Feuding Families. The mayor points out the place where members of one side ganged up on one of the other, and proceeded to empty their guns on him. Fortunately, they're all such lousy shots that all it did was create a bullethole outline of the guy.
  • July 20, 2013
    TonyG
    On comedic works, may result in Invisible Holes or Torso With A View.
  • July 20, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Did some formatting. By the way, that The Wild Bunch example needs context.
  • July 20, 2013
    OlafMerchant
    Hmm. How about:

    • The Wild Bunch: At Agua Verde, after Mapache executes their friend Angel right in front of them, Pike's gang responds by gunning down the general on the spot, alongside with his german military advisors. A bloody gunfight ensues between Pike's gang and the Agua Verde garrison, made even more destructive by the Gatling gun emplacement inside the compound that the outlaws use to cut down Mapache's men. They are eventually overwhelmed by sheer numbers and gunned dead by the soldiers.
  • July 21, 2013
    Melkior
    Live-Action TV
    • Used in a comedy skit starring Lorne Greene. Lorne is reciting a poem about tranquil England while all around him, a parody of The Gunfight At The OK Corral is going on. At the end, Lorne himself shoots the last man left alive before finishing the last two words of the poem ("This, England") and taking a drink of water from a jug, whereupon fountains of water begin to gush from all over his body.
  • July 21, 2013
    TonyG
    ^Anyone know which show this is from?
  • July 21, 2013
    Melkior
    Unfortunately, I don't remember the name of the show I saw it on. I only remember it was on TV, I watched it in B&W and it was part of a larger variety type show popular at the time.
  • July 21, 2013
    Koveras
    • Alucard form Hellsing ends up like this often. However, due to his monstrous Healing Factor, he often does it on purpose to invoke Punch Punch Punch Uh Oh on his opponents, before collecting himself back together and blasting them to kingdom come.
  • July 23, 2013
    aurora369
    A joke: A sheriff orders a cheese sandwich in a saloon, examines the holes in the Swiss cheese and says: "Billy, another shootout like that and your saloon will be closed!".
  • October 12, 2014
    eroock
    Isn't this covered by Multiple Gunshot Death?
  • October 12, 2014
    Lumpenprole
    ^This YKTTW came first, but got overlooked in favor of Multiple Gunshot Death. Some examples copied to there.
  • October 12, 2014
    sgamer82

Three days must pass before this YKTTW is Launchworthy or Discardable

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