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->''"Snipin's a good job, mate. It's challenging work, out of doors; I guarantee you'll not go 'ungry, 'cuz at the end of the day, as long as there's two people left on the planet, ''someone'''s gonna want someone dead."''
-->-- '''The Sniper''', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''

The Friendly Sniper is the polar opposite of the ColdSniper. They're one of the friendliest people you'll meet: personable, cheerful, and likely to be TheFace of his group.

Of course, their light attitude doesn't mean they aren't good at what they do. In battle, they're able to snipe and hit ''anything'' courtesy of their ImprobableAimingSkills.

Can often ([[AffablyEvil but not always]]) overlap with HitmanWithAHeart. The Friendly Sniper is closely related to the BoisterousBruiser, except their strength is in their guns and their terrifyingly precise aim rather than their arms.

In RealLife, there is a distinct difference between a sniper and a sharpshooter. Though they employ similar weapons and each specialize in long-range shooting, their ''modus operandi'' are different. A sharpshooter acts as a member of a platoon or company and fights alongside other men. A sniper usually is a solitary killer and employed usually as spotter-shooter pairs. Although in the early 21st century snipers tend to be more team-oriented due to sniper teams becoming the norm in many armed forces, the image of a sniper in media as the lone killer is yet to change. A sharpshooter, on the other hand, is very likely to be a Friendly Sniper.

%%Before adding an example, please remember that this trope is not just about snipers who aren't jerks, or snipers who are good people. Consider whether or not your example could qualify as "a Boisterous Bruiser with a gun." If not, they're probably not an example.


[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]
* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', [[spoiler:Sasha]] serves as the sniper for [[spoiler:the new Squad Levi]]. Her archery skills were previously shown when she fought a Titan with only a bow, and lived to tell the tale.
* Quite a few {{Fanon}} portrayals of [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Finland]] peg him as one of these. Considering he's a mix of BadassAdorable and BoisterousBruiser as well as how badass ColdSniper [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simo_H%C3%A4yh%C3%A4 Simo Häyhä]] hailed from his land, it's not hard to put two and two together...
* Nadie in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' is a rather nice and personable girl, who is very very skilled with her pistol and will not hesitate to kill you.
* Sharnid from ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'', who might be another CaptainErsatz of Kurz Weber.
* Ryo Saeba from ''Manga/CityHunter'' is usually TheGunslinger, but may double as Friendly Sniper thanks to him being a very friendly LovableSexManiac and the ability to shoot [[SerialEscalation the barrel of a rifle, a belt and the buttons of a shirt]] ''AT ONE KM'' (according to the target, a [[CorruptCop crooked police sniper]], [[BeyondTheImpossible all of these shots were impossible]]).
* Suou in the second season of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' becomes a ColdSniper when her powers initially kick in, but after that, goes back to her normal friendly personality.
* Awesomely, [[BattleButler Watari]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' turns out to be one of these.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s own Bisca Connell. Despite her InUniverse HyperspaceArsenal, her signature weapon is a MagiTek sniper rifle.
* Jemmy Jay "JJ" Adams in ''{{Manga/FAKE}}'' is a CrazyJealousGuy and the precinct's resident {{Keet}}. He's also the best shot in the precinct and, with Ryo, serves as the department's sniper whenever one is called for. Ryo is a pretty pleasant guy himself, but a bit too reserved and not outgoing enough to meet the trope description.
* Kurz Weber from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is a former fashion model, LovableSexManiac, and generally a sociable and talkative guy who, when temporarily assigned to cover bodyguarding Kaname in Sousuke's place, introduced himself directly to her and her friend, playing FunnyForeigner and getting the girls to take him out for karaoke. True to the trope, he's also an expert sniper who once managed to take out a {{Humongous Mecha}}'s machine gun by firing into its barrel... from the bed of a speeding pickup truck. The LightNovels eventually reveal that Kurz made a conscious choice to avoid becoming a ColdSniper following his training with one of them.
-->'''Kurz:''' This is Uruz 6, I'm in firing position. It's time to party!! *snipe, snipe, snipe*
* Marcel Jansen in ''Manga/GunkaNoBalzer''.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. The perpetually-cheerful and friendly cyborg girl Rico, though that's partially due to her conditioning which means that killing people doesn't affect her in the slightest.
* Ikalgo in ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' is armed with a sniper rifle that shoots fleas, which have anti-coagulants and are thus designed to bleed his opponents to death. He is one of the few characters able to land a first hit on Killua, who is normally very agile and hyper-alert. Unlike most of his fellow Chimera Ants, he is very friendly to his comrades, believes strongly in repaying kindness, and even later defects from the Chimera Ants to join the heroes--upon which he keeps finding opponents in close quarters leaving him unable to use his sniping skills.
* Vice of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Cheerful, personable, laid-back, and can snipe the head of a running target from a moving helicopter even though there's an ally obscuring his line of sight.
** His partner, Storm Raider, is a Friendly Sniper ''Gun''.
* ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has Mikhail Blanc (and apparently his older sister Jessica was the same way).
** ''VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode R'' somewhat [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the concept: when Mikhail introduces himself as Skull Squadron's sniper, [[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Kurz]] says "I guess that means we're going to be rivals, then" and Mikhail responds "I suppose it does", both of them with smiles on their faces the whole time.
* The eponymous lead of ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' is a formidable sniper and very friendly.
* As a CaptainErsatz of Kurz, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'''s Lockon Stratos also qualifies - [[spoiler:both of them, but especially the original]].
* Usopp from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a wacky GadgeteerGenius more inclined to cower in terror of a fight than to pick one. He's still fully capable of drilling a man between the eyes at using only a slingshot.
-->'''Usopp:''' [[BadassBoast I'm the sniper; support is glory! Unnoticed by others, I shoot down the enemy to protect my friends!]]
** He's commonly one of the trio of most energetic characters on the ship. One of the quartet once Brook joins up.
* Gain Bijou from ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'' is a laid-back TheCasanova who can shoot down any Overman the Siberian Railroad tries to stop the Exodus with. And he does so in an obsolete Silhouette Machine ([[spoiler:at least, until he upgrades to the Emperanza]]), so he also counts as a BadassNormal.
* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', Panty Anarchy may be far from friendly, but she's really talkative and snarky. There's no denying her skill as an occasional sniper, with her ability to ShootTheBullet.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has Garuru, who very amiable and friendly, especially towards his baby brother Giroro... in the manga, at least. The anime, however, [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] him into more of a ColdSniper and AloofBigBrother. This partly has to do with timing: the manga introduces him while he's helping the platoon escape when a medical exam causes their mission to almost be canceled, while the anime waited until the [[WhamEpisode Wham Arc]] of his platoon being sent to replace them.
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' has Susumu Kodai: very friendly, and snipes with the original WaveMotionGun.
%%* Lynette Bishop of the ''Anime/StrikeWitches''.
%%* Yoko from ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* A number of snipers in ''Manga/WorldTrigger'' are friendly and deadly. Touma, who is the undisputed number one sniper, is free spirited, very approachable, and helpful to his juniors. He loves challenge and only shoots targets that are difficult to hit, such as all top snipers in Border whom he head shots during hide and seek training. There's also Azuma, the teacher of all snipers. He is always happy to mentor his juniors in sniping or in strategy, unless they are facing him in battle, in which he will snipe them through the walls or snipe their bullets down.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
%%* Natalya Zamyatin from ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''.
%%* Cougar from ''ComicBook/TheLosers'' fits this trope during the flashback.
%%* Captain Soloviev and Sgt. Marvin Sargent from ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja''
* The unnamed IRA sniper in ComicBook/SinCity was AffablyEvil, as were the rest of the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad Irish mercenaries]] in ''The Big Fat Kill''.
* Andrea in ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead''. Friendly as they come, but if she has you in her sights you're done for.
* Amy Rose from ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': friendly but a excellent sharpshooter with her crossbow.
* Craig Nicholas from the ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' story "Crackshot Craig". He's an ex-SAS marksman who started his own bodyguard/security firm.
* Owens from ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' is a jovial sniper who befriends people easily. He's also a member of the League of Assassins so he's definitely an AffablyEvil example.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Pierre from the fanfilm ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: Philanthropy'' is a quirky, good-natured guy who affectionately teases people and spends his time playing ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' while waiting for marks.
* Snark from Fanfic/TheLife fits the archetype well. Hell, his call sign is Snark in account to the sheer amount of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin snarkyness]] that he can pull off. He usually goes into a slightly more professional mode when in combat.
* Aerilynn from ''Fanfic/ProjectIgnition'', she's a bubbly, cheeryful, klutzy girl. In her NEXT Hrist, she'll shoot you with her Phact Railcannon from outside your possible visual range... yes, you, Magnus Lux, and your >100KM eyesight.
* The ''FanFic/PonyPOVSeries'' has Private ([[RankUp later]] Lance-Corporal) Captive Audience, one of Shining Armor's squadmates, whose special ops training makes him one of the best snipers in the business, but also one of the nicest ponies you'll ever meet (he even has moments of {{Adorkable}}ness for crying out loud).
* Soras Kippler, from the [[Fanfic/TheLegacyOfTheBloodRavens Daredevils]] is quiet, but has some of the best one-liners and [[DeadpanSnarker snarking]] from a team of snarking badasses.

[[folder: Film ]]
* Jude Law's portrayal of Soviet sniper Vasily Zaitsev in ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates''.
* Barry Pepper's SouthernFriedPrivate Daniel Jackson from ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan''. Jackson is like this to his squadmates, but to the Germans he casually picks off while quoting the Bible, he's a lot [[ColdSniper colder]].
* Frank Sinatra played a non-heroic Friendly Sniper in ''Suddenly''.
* Michael [=McCandles=] in ''Film/BigJake''. He won't kill humans or animals, except for food (in the case of the latter) or in self-defense (in the case of the former). He is also polite and respectful to his father, despite the fact that said father [[ParentalAbandonment walked out on him during his youth]].
* Schoolboy from the fourth ''Film/{{Rambo}}'' film. He's the most honest of the mercenaries, the most idealistic and the most kind-hearted - proving it by being the only one who comes back for Rambo and Sarah. Later on, faced with a bad situation he can't change, he's visibly upset at the slaughter of good guys about to go on. And then, when Rambo shows up and [[MoreDakka unlocks the situation]], Schoolboy makes an "oh well" face, casually looks through the sight and starts blasting bad guys apart.
%%* Martin Riggs from ''Film/LethalWeapon''.
%%* Anthony Swofford, the protagonist (and autobiographical author) of ''Film/{{Jarhead}}''.
* An ''[[StraightGay extremely]]'' [[WholesomeCrossdresser friendly]] sniper ends up [[TheCavalry saving the day]] in the comedy ''Film/MyFellowAmericans''.
* In ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'', the survivors befriend a gun shop owner who fits this trope stuck on a roof across the street, despite their only method of communication being messages written on dry erase boards. Check out the DVD, which includes his video log.
* Dane, played by Bill Paxton in [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100232/ Navy Seals]]. He's an all round nice guy, but his callsign is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast God]] for a reason.
%%* Scarlet from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
%% ** Mouse from ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation''.
* Billy the Kid from ''Film/TheExpendables2''. Interestingly he's introduced as the ColdSniper first: he's cool as a cucumber when he's behind a scope, spookily calm and lethally accurate, but a NiceGuy off-duty. [[spoiler: He gets killed by the BigBad [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean Vilain]].]]
* At first, Mick Taylor (not to be confused with the former [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Taylor Rolling Stone]]) of [[Film/WolfCreek Wolf Creek]] seems to be this. Until he gives you a ride back to his place to "fix your car". Then things get very [[ColdSniper chilly]].
* While we're at it, [[Film/CrocodileDundee Mick Dundee]] could give those [[TheCartel Colombian drug lords]] a run for their money, and he's the friendliest bloke there is.
* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' [[AdaptationalBadass upgrades]] Bucky Barnes to the Howling Commandos' team sharpshooter. He would be the friendliest person on the team if not for [[TheCape Cap]].
** Speaking of the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}. One of the most friendly and personable members of Comicbook/TheAvengers (aside from Comicbook/CaptainAmerica, of course) and a badass archer who's the [[ImprobableAimingSkills best shot]] in the MCU, despite having [[BadassNormal no superpowers]].

[[folder: Jokes ]]
* Two strangers met on a golf course and the topic came around to occupations. The first man said he was in real estate, pointing out the condominiums he sold and lived in in the distance. The second man said he was a professional assassin. When the first was skeptical, the second took a tube and some other items and assembled a high-powered rifle right there on the spot. The first man asked to see the rifle and was indeed impressed with the high powered scope. "I can see into my apartment from here... there's my wife.. [[YourCheatingHeart and she's in there with another man]]!" Furious, he asked the assassin how much he charged for his services. "$1000 a bullet", he said. The first guy said "I'll buy two. Use the first to shoot my wife, and the second to shoot the guy's balls off!" The assassin took a look through the scope and said "If you hang on a minute, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I can save]] [[OneHitPolykill you $1000]]."

[[folder: Literature ]]
* Wes Janson from the Literature/XWingSeries is ''very'' friendly. He's very good at playing pranks, [[ManChild acting like a little kid]], and hitting anything he aims at. He tends to prefer sidearms to rifles, though. Despite his childlike personality in general, when he is in combat he reverts to a ColdSniper.
* Julie Sims of ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' is a cheerful, friendly, outgoing high-school cheerleader. She is also the single most talented sniper in Europe, with an operational range few 'downtimers' are actually able to grasp.
* Satin, the former whore and steward to Lord Commander Jon Snow of the Night's Watch, evolves into this (with a crossbow) during the attack on the King's Tower in Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.
* Anthony Swofford, the protagonist (and autobiographical author) of ''Literature/{{Jarhead}}''.
* Sally "Eagle" Culpepper, from ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'', switches from this, to TeamMom to ColdSniper.
* Lee Scoresby in ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' is probably one of the most friendly and laidback characters, but can bring down whole teams of men with a rifle when the situation calls for it.
* [[BattleCouple Corvax and Wulver]] from the ''Literature/NorthlandSeries'' are a pair of Friendly Arbalists.
* The ''Literature/NorthwestFront'' books feature "Cat-Eyes" Lockhart. Off-duty, he's unassuming, friendly and approachable. ''On'' duty, he's one of the NVA's main assets all by himself.
* Some more fun-loving versions of RobinHood, alternatively Little John or Will Scarlet.
* Dox from Barry Eisler's HitManWithAHeart ''Literature/JohnRain'' book series. Dox is actually short for "Unorthodox," which the character earns by not fitting the ColdSniper stereotype.
* The ''Literature/ParadoxTrilogy'' has Rashid, a sniper hired to serve as a member of the ''Glorious Fool'''s security team. He has an extremely friendly demeanor when not on the job, but is ruthlessly effective when he fights.
* Link Baxter in ''Literature/TheMakoSaga''. You will never meet a guy more your friend in a bar, except perhaps his best friend Hamish Lunley. You will also never meet a guy more proficient at making YourHeadAsplode.
* Robin is ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'''s only NiceGuy, but also a deadly sniper.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Faith after her HeelFaceTurn. By the time she gets [[ComicBook/AngelAndFaith her own series]] she's a positive sweetheart, and [[NiceGirl Sam,]] Riley's wife, turns up as a FriendlySniper.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Anguy the Archer is one of the deadliest archers in Westeros and a genuinely friendly guy.
* Jack Hudson in ''Series/SueThomasFBEye''.
* Pretty much every shooter in ''Series/TheUnit''.
* John Watson in BBC's ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is a friendly, affable doctor. But he's also a CombatMedic who once shot a guy through ''two'' windows, in ''another building''. Basically, [[BewaretheNiceOnes piss him off by messing with his friend-you'll wind up lying in a pool of your own blood, and he won't regret putting you there.]]
* "Fruity" Rudy Reyes from ''Series/GenerationKill''. Also a RealLife example, as he plays himself.
* ''Series/{{NUMB3RS}}'': Agent Ian Edgerton oscilates between a mild version of this and ColdSniper depending on the episode. It might be done purposely, since we know he likes messing with people's minds. Especially Charlie and the team's.
* Hagman in ''Series/{{Sharpe}}''. He seems to enjoy the company of his unit and breaks into song at every opportunity. And he can take a man down at eight hundred yards with a flintlock rifle. To a lesser extent, this is true of the entire rifle unit, who are all a pretty fun bunch of guys.
* Tetsuya Sakai in ''Series/SuperRobotRedBaron''.
* The female sniper in ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' is played by the actress who played Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers. 'Nuff said.
** Ed Lane, the lead sniper, will kill when he has to, but in something of a departure from this trope, he ''does'' often lose sleep over it, to the point where a story arc had him experiencing PTSD as the number of people he's had to end in the line of duty comes back to haunt him, big time.
** Although he can be very cold and calculating when taking the shot Sam is a genuinely nice guy and has stated he did not want to just be the point and shoot guy when he left the military.
* Mick Rawson of ''Series/{{Criminal Minds Suspect Behavior}}''. Very good shot, possibly former British Special Forces, and a fairly friendly and well-adjusted guy, albeit with a mild ego.
* Booth in ''Series/{{Bones}}'' is fairly personable (much more than the [[InsufferableGenius titular character]], who has NoSocialSkills), and is a crack shot with a sniper rifle thanks to his Army Ranger days. At one point, he disarmed a fellow sniper (an ex-Ranger who has gone rogue) by shooting the other's ''rifle'' from another rooftop.
* Gunnery Sergeant Ray Crockett, in the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "High Ground, is both a Friendly Sniper and a ColdSniper at the same time.
* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Orpheus" saw Jack O'Neill, SG-1's resident MildlyMilitary DeadpanSnarker, using a sniper rifle to great effect against a Goa'uld POWCamp's guards. Let us not forget that our Friendly Neighborhood Colonel spent most of TheEighties doing black ops.
* Kono is the go-to girl when the [[Series/HawaiiFive0 Five-0 team]] needs to reach out and touch a bad guy with a bullet at long range.
* Doubling as a RealLife example, Shifty Powers in ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' is the best shot in the company. He's also one of the nicest. Lampshaded in the interview segments, where the actual Shifty Powers says it pained him to think that the people he killed [[NotSoDifferent might have been much the same as him]].
* Of the ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Aramis is the best shot of the group, and a very cheerful sociable person.
* Former Army Ranger Jay Halstead serves this capacity in ''Series/ChicagoPD''.
* Kensi in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' is as cold-blooded as they come when on a mission, but she is able to almost instantly switch off and be smiling and joking with Deeks and her teammates before her target is even cold.
* Cameron Hicks of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'' is basically the world's greatest sniper, being both a military trained marksman and an Alpha with ImprobableAimingSkills. When not on mission, he's a fairly friendly guy (though he does occasionally drift into JerkWithAHeartOfGold territory).

[[folder: PuppetShows]]
* While not strictly a sniper, Hawkeye of ''{{Series/Terrahawks}}'' fame serves as the gunner and general sharpshooter of the Terrahawks, and is very personable and easy-going.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* [[CuteMonsterGirl En]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Legend}}'''s Osaka Street Stories module, who ends a note to the {{Player Character}}s with the following:
--> You have proven yourself more than worthy, and for that I thank you. Further, I would meet with you and pay you my respects, if you would do me the honor of accepting. Enclosed is the location where you will find my abode. No harm will befall you: the contract has ended with [[ItMakesSenseInContext my death]], and I bear you no ill will. These word ring true. If they do not, may I be banished from this mortal world and thrown beyond the veil, never to return.\\
P.S. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Please? Ill bake cookies!]]

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
** Though he's not the only companion with skills as a sniper, [[TheLancer Garrus Vakarian]] is the one best-remembered for being a crack shot and also the most friendly and personable, especially in the first game.
** [[RobotBuddy Legion]] also deserves a mention for being - although not what you'd call outgoing or prone to displays of emotion - ''surprisingly'' nice to the point of being {{Moe}}.
** Paragon [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] definitely counts when playing as an Infiltrator or Soldier, or taking sniper rifles as a bonus talent.
* Grit from ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' falls into this category, being the more friendly and laid back foil to his superior Olaf. Of course he never actually shoots anybody, being a CO and all, but his specialty (long range weaponry) gives him the proper qualifications for this trope.
* Excellen Browning of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. CoolBigSis, HardDrinkingPartyGirl, and rather goofy person all around. She can also shoot down a nuke without blowing it up and accurately snipe individual targets while moving at speeds where her mech is ''outrunning her laser shots!''
* Irvine Kinneas in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVIII'' initially talks a pretty good game about "the loneliness of the sharpshooter"... when he's not [[ChivalrousPervert hitting on all of the girls]] one right after the other. Once he's integrated himself properly into the party, he proves to be TheHeart of the team.
* Any of the snipers from the Freedom faction from ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}''. Freedom has a much larger amount of snipers than their rival faction; Duty (who don't have any at all, preferring to wade into combat headfirst with an Exoskeleton and light machine gun), as they prefer to attack guerrilla-style, but when they aren't [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters fighting for free access to the Zone]] they're the most easygoing and cheerful guys in the entire game series.
* The ''Videogame/TeamFortress2'' Sniper is an odd case; on your team, he's this. On the other team, he's the ColdSniper, in much the same way that the Heavy is TheBigGuy while on your team but TheBrute while on the other team. This is exemplified by the fact that he once had the ColdSniper's page quote.
-->"Feelin's? Look, mate, you know who has a lot of feelin's? Blokes what [[AxCrazy bludgeon their wife to death wif a golf trophy]]. [[ConsummateProfessional Professionals]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards have standards]]: [[AffablyEvil be polite]], [[OneHitKill be efficient]], [[CrazyPrepared have a plan]] [[AxCrazy to kill everyone you meet]]."
** Though this also depends on how the player deals with him; get the "high five" taunt and he gets really friendly.
** It also depends if he is scoped in or not. Almost all of his voice responses have two recorded versions, the loud boisterous version he uses when not scoped in, and the quieter menacing version he uses when he is.
** Even towards his enemies, he's not always the ColdSniper he likes to think of himself as; he can't quite help tossing out bitingly sarcastic zingers like ''"Thanks for standin' still, wanker!"'' and ''"I'm runnin' out of places to put holes in ya!"''
* Cathari from ''VideoGame/SuikodenV''.
* Buxom Irish sniper Cynthia Rivele from ''VideoGame/OperationDarkness''.
* Kardel Sharpeye, the Dwarven Sniper from ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' is pretty chipper in his soundbites.
** Sniper is a pretty jolly fellow in ''VideoGame/DotA2''. [[AxCrazy Doesn't mean he's any less enthusiastic about killing, though.]]
* Clive in ''VideoGame/WildArms3'' is quite a friendly, good-natured guy. He even has a lovely wife and cute little daughter back at home.
* Sheila "Scope" Sterling from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2''. One of the highest marksmanship stats in the game, and she's easily one of the most upbeat and cheerful of ''all'' the mercenaries.
* Catherine O'Hara in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''. The [[SiblingTeam Bielert]] [[BashBrothers brothers]], [[IllBoy Emile]] and [[BigBrotherInstinct Oscar]], also qualify.
* Xigbar from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' would probably count. He's not ''friendly'', per se, but he is much more relaxed and outgoing than most of his associates. And when you engage him in battle, he makes [[TheBrute Xaldin]] look like a freaking pansy.
-->''"You clever little sneak!"''
* Mordecai from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is hardly unfriendly. [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame Unless you're a target, that is.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Although he's got a bit of an attitude, your squad's sniper in ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'', Kojo Agu, is nicknamed Romeo for, evidently, being quite a ladies' man outside of battle.
** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', though all the Spartan-[=III=]s are at least a little unhinged so it's your call on whether or not he's "friendly", Jun is the most talkative member of Noble Team who ''isn't'' totally AxCrazy.
* Though she obsesses over her targets and will only think about them until she's taken them out, [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Sniper Wolf]] is by far the nicest member of FOXHOUND, making friends with Otacon before the Shadow Moses Revolt and adoring wolves and dogs.
* Rho from ''VideoGame/GroundControl 2'' is this. He's the protagonist's best friend and a pretty sociable guy with a habit of collecting battlefield souvenirs and playing cards. Doesn't change the fact that he's a pretty good sniper at the same time.
* Cpt. [=McMillan=] from ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' comes across as a very friendly, even easy-going guy and proves himself as a very deadly sniper.
* Wil from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' who can promote to a sniper, is a very social and cheery young man. Sain thinks he is a miser though, because he will not lend him any gold. Likewise, Rebecca, another possible sniper, is a friendly and bright youth.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge:''
** Leliana in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', since it's much easier to develop her as an archer than a back-stabber (and one of her best weapons is her former mentor's bow).
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has Varric Tethras, whose friendliness more often than not sends him into [[TeamMom Team Mom]] territory, as many in-game dialogues imply that he becomes responsible for the other team-mates well being, even at his own expense. Sebastian Vael also falls into this, for generally being unrelentingly nice [[spoiler: unless you refuse to kill Anders in Act III, then he becomes decidedly less nice.]]
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has Sera - while occasionally abrasive, she's a serial prankster and her main motivation is helping the downtrodden.
* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' most members of 1st Recon tend towards this, being generally approachable people at the least. [[ColdSniper Boone, Betsy and Bitter-Root]] however are an exception, [[StoicWoobie though you can't exactly blame them]].
** [[PlayerCharacter You]] could play that way. High enough Charisma, speech and guns/EnergyWeapon skill, and grabbing effective long ranged weapons make you a friendly sniper.
** Lovingly called the diplosniper, one of the game's standard builds.
* Gabriel Monsigny from ''VideoGame/The3rdBirthday'', to the point she became [[TheHero Aya's]] big sister figure.
* Iris from the Japanese flash game ''Material Sniper''.
* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' has Saiga Magoichi. While he has a burning hatred towards his target, UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, he cracks smart remarks, helps innocents and defeated allies escape battlefields, fights with the underdogs and makes friends with fellow wandering warrior Keiji Maeda. That's when he's not [[HandsomeLech chasing kimonos]], of course.
* Kazu of ''VideoGame/DanballSenki'' stands out in a series where most LBX (functioning Gunpla) players prefer melee models. He's nice and generally less of a trouble-seeker than his friends but given what LBX can do in this series, it's unwise to underestimate him.
* Chitose Karasuma from ''[[VideoGame/GalaxyAngel Galaxy Angel: Moonlit Lovers]]'', a friendly sniper... [[RecycledInSpace in space!]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' has Sharla, the local TeamMom and CombatMedic, and [[{{BFG}} her huge ether rifle]]. It really helps that she tends to use it more [[HealingShiv to cure wounds than to inflict them]].
* Argilla in ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'', after her somewhat traumatic CharacterDevelopment.
* ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4: Vengeance'' has Ian Dresari's squadmate Casey Nolan, a cheerful, talkative, and rather snarky long-range combat specialist. He introduces himself to Dresari as "the team sniper" and advocates equipping everyone's 'Mechs with the most powerful long-ranged weapons possible (such as [[MacrossMissileMassacre long-range missiles]], [[MagneticWeapons Gauss rifles]], and [[LightningGun ER-PPCs]]) and taking out enemies before they can even close. He's pretty good with them, too, and the game even suggests taking his advice more often than not.
* Meet Ana Amari from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. A hardened sniper once working for the now fallen Overwatch. She's also a support character and mother to the hardcore soldier Pharah whose biotic rifle can ''[[CombatMedic heal]]'' allies.
* Takuma from ''VideoGame/ShadowTacticsBladesOfTheShogun'' is an expect firearms craftsman with a deadly precision on the sniper rifle. He's also a jolly old man.
* Kinessa the Bounty Hunter from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}''. She's pretty cheerful, especially when remarking on how much she loves collecting bounties.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheGreenEyedSniper'', Shanti, the main character, is a sniper killer with high morals and a cheerful, positive and kind personality. Although she mostly does her killings solo, she occasionally partners with others. In the story, she reveals Sekhmet about her job and accepts Sekhmet's help in killing her target, Vega.
* Peggy, in ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'', a BadassNormal in a team of formidable superheroes, is entirely useful as a member of the team, [[BlastingItOutOfTheirHands even when ordered to avoid fatalities]].
* The End is portrayed this way in ''Webcomic/TheCobraDays'' - he's an amiable old guy, relatively sane by QuirkyMinibossSquad standards, and one of the few people ''not'' to make [[TheWoobie The Sorrow's]] existence miserable as a newcomer.
* Jade Harley from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' apparently hones her sharpshooting skills by using a high-power rifle to... play fetch with her RealityWarper dog. Good dog! Best friend!
* Sniper Wolf and Desert Vulture (especially the latter) in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Marilith}}'', Kimiko becomes one after Marilith trains her to be an assassin.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Terra}}'' Grey O'Shea is a bit of a wisecracking joker with a slight penchant for [[OpenMouthInsertFoot eating his own foot]]. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is putting a sniper round through the faceplate of an Azatoth soldier to save a fellow trooper, then calming his spotter down when he starts to get panicky.
* Crosshairs from ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'' is a middle ground between this trope and ColdSniper- as the OnlySaneMan he reacts less-than-positively to the idiocy of his fellow Reds, but he does have a friendly conversation with another soldier he'd just helped take out a tank, and engages in some SociopathicComedy trick shooting like sniping an enemy's gas mask and a barrel of noxious gas.

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* Morgan from ''FanFic/TheReturn'' is a very friendly sniper, of course she is a succubus so that helps.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue:'' Agent North Dakota, the incredibly skilled sniper of Project Freelancer, is a genuinely NiceGuy, a protective brother to his twin sister, and a proud papa to his childlike AI, Theta.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' has Ruby Rose, who wields a scythe that harbours a sniper rifle. She's a resolutely optimistic GenkiGirl, and has lead two combat teams as of Volume 5.

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* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' is the team sniper, and also the team clown.
* Deadpool is this in ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs''. His introductory scene involves him sniping Wolverine with tranquilizers, and then lightheartedly (though ironically) greeting him as Logan passes out.
-->"Logan, buddy! It's me, Deadpool! I shot you!"
* Maggie Simpson in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. No, really!
* Bluestreak and Moonracer from ''[[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Transformers]]'' are both very friendly and youthful, innocent even; however both are very deadly snipers with perfect aim.
-->'''Powerglide:''' I hope you're still the best sharpshooter in the galaxy, Moonracer.
-->'''Moonracer:''' In the universe, Powerglide!
* The season 9 episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Permanent Record Wrecker" features Stan being fired from the CIA, then looking for a new job. During an interview, he tells a prospective employer that he once worked for the CIA, who doesn't believe him, calling up Stan's former employer, Avery Bullock, to confirm. The interviewer is still incredulous, believing that Stan put one of his friends up to the supposed prank, even having him end the call with the "now that I told you, I'm gonna have to kill you" line. Seconds later, the interviewer is shot through the head by a sniper from across the street, a pleasant looking fellow who cheerfully waves to Stan, saying "Hi Stan! You gotta stop telling people, Stan!" Later in the episode, the sniper strikes again, after Stan mentions his CIA background to a new coworker. Still jovial, the sniper follows up with "You really gotta put a sock in it, Stan!"

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* One of the best snipers from the United States, UsefulNotes/VietnamWar veteran Carlos "[[RedBaron White Feather]]" Hathcock. He's credited with almost a hundred kills (as well as a ''Real Life ScopeSnipe'' on an enemy sniper) before his tour was cut short when a vehicle he was riding was struck by an anti-tank mine. Despite wearing a white feather strapped to his bush hat and having a ''battalion'' of Vietnamese snipers sent with orders to find and kill him, they never succeeded--[[MomentOfAwesome and that includes having a searching Vietnamese soldier]] ''[[MomentOfAwesome nearly step on him]]'' [[MomentOfAwesome without noticing either him or his white feather]]. He often referred to his targets as "hamburger". You'd expect a guy like this to be a Cold Sniper through and through, but this is what he had to say about himself after the war:
-->"''Hell, anybody would be crazy to like to go out and kill folks. I like shooting, and I love hunting. But I never did enjoy killing anybody. It's my job. If I don't get those bastards, then they're gonna kill a lot of these kids we got dressed up like Marines. That's just the way I see it.''"
* Eric R. England, another Vietnam sniper with 98 confirmed kills, was described by the above-mentioned Hathcock, as "a great man, a great shooter, and a great Marine."
* UsefulNotes/SimoHayha, the greatest sniper in history, was very friendly and humble off the battlefield. Like Hathcock in the entry above, sniping was simply a job that needed to be done.
-->''"I did what I was told to as well as I could."''
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roza_Shanina Roza Shanina]], "the unseen terror of East Prussia", the first female Soviet sniper to be awarded the Order Of Glory, was described by war correspondent Pyotr Molchanov, as "a person of unusual will with a genuine, bright nature."
* Although neither one of them is true, for years urban legends have circulated claiming that Music/JohnDenver and [[Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood Mr. Rogers]] were U.S. Army snipers in the Vietnam War.
* First World War [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery Australian sniper]], [[http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Sing Billy Sing]], credited with over two hundred confirmed kills during the Gallipoli campaign alone, was said by his fellow soldiers to have a great sense of humor and a very distinctive laugh.
** This was before telescopic sights were around, a further testament to his {{Improbable Aiming Skills}}.