DiscardedYKTTW Red Dot Of Doom YKTTW Discussion
|Red Dot Of Doom|
When you realize you're in someone's line of fire. And you're screwed.Needs Examples Already have? Description Needs Help
We've all seen this kind of scene. A character is standing, apparently alone, when he suddenly sees a red laser dot fleeting on his shirt. They may have the time to say Oh, Crap, but that will probably be their last words before the sniper pulls the trigger. A parody may show multiple dots instead of one. By extension, it refers to all instances where a character knows someone they can't see is aiming at them, and knows they cannot hide or escape (they may pull it off if they are Badass enough though). Either by a visible clue or by some sixth sense. Also see This Is Gonna Suck. Needs Examples. Desperately. Also needs a good image.
Examples:Anime and Manga:
- In Naruto, the last half of the Kidōmaru vs. Neji fight consists in the former sniping the latter with super fast and precision-guided arrows, while Neji tries to figure out where the hell his opponent his and how to avoid his arrows. Eventually, when he already has a hole in his shoulder, he realizes that running around or hiding is useless and lets the arrow pierce him − so that he can inject his own chakra in the thread that goes from the arrow to its launcher's mouth.
- Happens at the end of the clip for Repenti from French singer Renan Luce. The old ex-mafioso realizes his past has come to knock at his door and doesn't try to resist.
- In Minagoroshi-hen, Hanyū freezes time when Miyo shoots at Keiichi. The guy spends a full minute of dialogue with a bullet floating 10 cm from his chest, knowing that when time unfreezes, he will be dead.
- In Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Kanon and Shannon can sense when the Chiester Sisters are aiming at them. Instead of dodging the golden arrows, they deflect them. But that works only once.