Created By: KZN02 on May 18, 2010 Last Edited By: KZN02 on May 19, 2010
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Spent Shells Shower

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One way to emphasize More Dakka, or at least how powerful a weapon, is showing all the bullet casings being ejected out of that gun.

Examples:

Anime and Manga
  • Rebuild of Evangelion: Unit 01 fires an Eva-sized gatling gun at Shamshel, raining spend shells on the street below. One of the shells crushes a car when landing.
  • In Victory Gundam there's a scene in which a civilian, caught in a battle between two mechs, is killed when a mecha-sized empty casing (coming with several others from a mecha-sized machine gun) falls on her head.
  • The intro to Gun Grave features this in a couple of places.
  • Shows up in Hellsing at times.
  • Shows up in the first episode of Elfen Lied.

Comic Books
  • Gorsky and Butch recreate the Matrix helicopter scene. Then it shows a street sweeper on the street below, cussing at the sight of the raining shells.

Film
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux had that scene where the hero became nearly buried in his spent shells. Played for Laughs, of course.
  • The Matrix: when Neo saves Morpheus or any other time they use guns.
  • Black Hawk Down: when a helo's minigun is being fired above a soldier on the ground. One (hot) shell actually falls down the soldier's shirt, burning him a bit. Which makes it a Deconstruction.
  • Wanted: during Bullet Time at the end.

Live-Action TV
  • MythBusters: after blowing a fish barrel to hell with a minigun, there's a huge pile of spent shells.
    • And that time they were trying to shoot an escape hole through a piece of flooring.

Real Life
  • From the book Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq:
    Sitting in a Humvee while the machine gun on top is tearing a seam into hell is an experience - hot brass and links raining down into the passenger compartment like a Skittles commercial for infantrymen.

Video Games
  • The minigun on the Warthog in Halo.
  • The Heavy's minigun(s) in Team Fortress 2 notably ejects shells out of a solid plane of the model.
  • Ghost Hunter the Glock can be fired fast enough to cause an obvious fountain of shiny brass shells. Shows off the graphics, but the Glock is the emergency weapon, so it's not a display of More Dakka.
  • The Vulcan cannon in the obscure freeware game SUAVE.

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Western Animation
  • Samurai Jack: in "Robo-Samurai vs Mondo Bot", Mondo Bot fires its Machine Guns at Robo-Samurai. Note that both are Humongous Mecha, meaning the spent cases are pretty large, causing damage as they fall to the ground and even damage a car.

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Community Feedback Replies: 26
  • May 15, 2010
    akazilliadenaro
  • May 16, 2010
    Nomic
    In Rebuild Of Evangelion Unit 01 fires an Eva-sized gatling gun at Shamshel, raining spend shells on the street below. One of the shells crushes a car when landing.
  • May 16, 2010
    Korgmeister
    I think in the sequel to Hot Shots, there was a Rambo parody where Charlie Sheen's character was blasting away with a machine gun for a couple of minutes while the "body count" clocked up like a video game. Eventually, the camera pans out to see he's up to his neck in spent shells.
  • May 16, 2010
    suedenim
    Real Life example, from the book Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq: "Sitting in a Humvee while the machine gun on top is tearing a seam into hell is an experience - hot brass and links raining down into the passenger compartment like a Skittles commercial for infantrymen."
  • May 16, 2010
    Mozgwsloiku
    Gorsky And Butch recreate the Matrix helicopter scene. Then it shows a street sweeper on the street below, cussing at the sight of the raining shells.
  • May 16, 2010
    Stratadrake
    Yes, Hot Shots Part Deux had that scene where the hero became nearly buried in his spent shells. Played For Laughs, of course.
  • May 16, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    • The intro to Gun Grave features this in a couple of places.
  • May 16, 2010
    Chubert
    In Mythbusters, after blowing a fish barrel to hell with a minigun, there's a huge pile of spent shells.
  • May 17, 2010
    KZN02
    Planning on launching soon. Anyone thinking we need a better title? I'm split between Spent Shells Spilling and the current title.
  • May 17, 2010
    Fanra
    Real Life: One of the British infantry rifles throws it's spent shells to the right side. This is a problem if you are left handed. I.E. Hot spent shells land on the shooter.
  • May 17, 2010
    ChaoticDreams
  • May 17, 2010
    whitetigah
    In Victory Gundam there's a scene in which a civilian, caught in a battle between two mechs, is killed when a mecha-sized empty casing (coming with several others from a mecha-sized machine gun) falls on her head.
  • May 17, 2010
    nayhem
    Brass Shower?
  • May 18, 2010
    STUART
    Lots of Video Games have this.
    • The Heavy's minigun(s) in Team Fortress 2 notably ejects shells out of a solid plane of the model.
  • May 18, 2010
    SonofRojBlake
    This troper is a left-handed former British infantry reserve. Shells being ejected out the right side of the rifle is NOT a problem if you're left handed, because everyone shoots right handed, no exceptions.
  • May 18, 2010
    Bisected8
    The minigun on the warthog in Halo.

    Red Vs Blue had this as a result of being a Halo based machinima (the creators claim that they didn't notice the casing until they actually began filming).
  • May 18, 2010
    suedenim
    Not former infantry, British or otherwise, but my understanding is that most rifles have this problem, though some can be adjusted to eject shells on either side.
  • May 18, 2010
    KZN02
    Ok, Brass Shower, Spent Shells Shower, and Spent Shells Spilling. Any one in particular to choose?
  • May 18, 2010
    gman003
    Black Hawk Down, when a helo's minigun is being fired above a soldier on the ground. One (hot) shell actually falls down the soldier's shirt, burning him a bit. Which makes it a Deconstruction.
  • May 18, 2010
    SannaSK
    • 1 vote for Brass Shower. Or Brass something. 'spent shell' at first made me think of a seashell.
  • May 18, 2010
    suedenim
    Brass Shower sounds too much like "Golden Shower," which is about something entirely different, and best avoided.
  • May 18, 2010
    JoveHack
    Video Games
    • Ghost Hunter the Glock can be fired fast enough to cause an obvious fountain of shiny brass shells. Shows off the graphics, but the Glock is the emergency weapon. So it's not a display of More Dakka.
  • May 18, 2010
    Unknown Troper
    The Vulcan cannon in the obscure freeware game SUAVE.
  • May 18, 2010
    KZN02
    Eh, should I go with the current title or does someone else have a better one?
  • May 19, 2010
    sunksunk
    I'm almost totally certain this happens in an episode of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
  • May 19, 2010
    JoveHack
    @KZN 02

    I agree the current title isn't perfect, but it's good enough.

    These are more descriptive, but perhaps too long.

    Obvious Fountain Of Shiny Brass Shells

    Waterfall Of Spent Shell Casings

    Brass Waterfall

    Brass Fountain

    Shower Of Shell Casings

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