Aim For Opponent Hit An Ally
Someone trying to be 'helpful' in a fight shoots/hits/damages the person they're trying to help.


(permanent link) added: 2013-04-14 16:35:20 sponsor: CaptEquinox edited by: Arivne (last reply: 2013-11-08 23:36:37)

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Usually happens in satirical mystery shows or films. One of the heroes is in a close melee/wrestling with an opponent. Hero's friend grabs something to hit the opponent over the head with, but ends up hitting the hero.

I am sure this must exist somewhere on TV Tropes but I cannot find it.

Example: In The Ex Mrs Bradford, Brad tangles with an intruder. Paula, never the type to just stand there looking cute and helpless, yells "HOLD HIM, BRAD, I'LL CLUNK HIM!" Grabbing a heavy bookend, she brings it crashing down — on Brad's head.
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