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->'''Danny:''' Have you ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air?\\
'''Nicholas:''' No.\\
'''Danny:''' Have you ever fired one gun whilst jumping through the air?\\
'''Nicholas:''' ''No.''
-->-- ''Film/HotFuzz''

Quite simply, a slow motion shot of a person throwing themselves to one side, firing as they go. Often with [[GunsAkimbo two guns]]. In real life, firing while jumping not only reduces accuracy, but is a serious waste of energy. And that's if you don't hurt your shoulder when you land. In the media, it either [[RuleOfCool looks impressive]] or [[DeadHorseTrope looks overdone]].

See also UnnecessaryCombatRoll.



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* ''Manga/GunsmithCats''.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. {{Justified|Trope}} in that girls' cybernetic enhancements allow them to do this without losing accuracy or hurting themselves.
* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'': Optimus Prime does this on a few occasions, and it looks pretty damn cool.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Taskmaster}} does this in his mini-series.
** Which is allowable, given the nature of his super-powers.
** Now if only he had some doves and a slow-mo button.
* Dwight does it a lot in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. Miho has also done it, with a ''bow and arrow''.

* ''Film/HotFuzz''. Danny spends the first half of the film constantly nagging Nicholas about how many action movie tropes he's performed in his career as a [[CityMouse big-city copper]] (answer: none). Ironically, either Danny or Nicholas [[DeconReconSwitch end up performing every trope Danny asks about]] except firing one gun whilst jumping through the air, unless that counts as a subset of firing [[GunsAkimbo two guns whilst jumping through the air]].
** At a preview screening, Nick Frost--who played Danny--actually offers some insight why in some circumstances, even assuming ImprobableAimingSkills, it might not be a good idea to do so.
--->'''Questioner:''' What was it like to fire two guns whilst jumping through the air?\\
'''Nick:''' The thing is--I don't know if any of you bitches have ever fired a nine before--but even with blanks, the casings come out hot as you like, and they land on the mat they set out to cushion the fall. And then you land on it. And then the casings roll in towards you...
* Creator/StevenSeagal does this quite a bit. ''The Soup'' parodied it by taking a clip from one of his recent movies (where he does this and then ''slides'' while shooting) and doctoring it so he appears to be sliding for yards on end, firing all the while.
* Creator/WilliamHMacy, of all people, pulls one of these at the end of ''Film/{{Cellular}}''.
* With all of the GunsAndGunplayTropes in ''Film/TheMatrix'', who'd be surprised to see this trope pop up in the movies?
* Popular with Creator/JohnWoo, for obvious reasons.
* The Brandon Lee HeroicBloodshed film ''Legacy of Rage'' is the UrExample of this trope.
* A slight variation, the cover of Kevin Smiths DVD ''An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder'' shows him leaping to the side in what would be the usual two guns jump except instead of guns he has microphones. This might be a parody of the cover to ''Film/TheTransporter'' which had the image played straight.
* Played with (like most other gunplay tropes) in ''Film/ShootEmUp'', where Smith uses a puddle of oil on the floor to extend the dive into a slide the entire length of the warehouse he's in.
* The concept is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' after the [=McManus=] brothers have cleared a room full of [[TheMafiya Russian mobsters]]:
-->Murphy: ''There's always that one guy who dives from behind a couch or somethin'''.
-->Connor: ''Aye, and [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill ya gotta shoot him like ten fuckin' times]], too''.
* Better than most examples, Detective Spooner in ''Film/IRobot'' was forced to do this to save himself; [[HighAltitudeBattle he was surrounded on three sides by enemies descending on the narrow platform he stood on.]]
* Like all GunsAndGunplayTropes in existence, ''Film/ShootEmUp'' (also known as ''Guns: TheMovie'') has this several times. Smith once even plays this trope while [[GunsAkimbo firing two pistols]] [[UpToEleven into opposite directions]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''. Harrison shoots a Klingon soldier in the middle of a large leap, just one of the indications in that battle of him being a SuperSoldier.

* In ''[[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy The Last Command]]'', Han Solo does this--but as a distraction. With two stormtroopers at the end of a narrow corridor, and him around a corner, Han dives across it, ending up around the opposite corner, and while the stormtroopers focus on him, Chewie pokes out and takes them down.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The moment when ''Series/UltimateForce'' [[JumpTheShark jumped the shark]].
* Not only does ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' use this trope virtually every episode, but it is usually accompanied by physics-defying leaps to boot. ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder's'' Ethan particularly loved shooting directly at the screen while in midair.
** During the police-themed ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' (and ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''), the ''[[HumongousMecha Megazord]]'' could do it. It was also UnnecessaryCombatRoll-capable.
*** And, like their other abilities, this has been inherited by ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' and the Gokai-Oh, even when they're not directly using the Dekarangers power
** The gunner form of the Manga/GetterRobo-esque [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger Timeranger]] Robo/[[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Time Force]] Megazord also does this.
** It did not, however, come up much in the ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin]]'' era, due to the blasters seeing relatively little use even in the ''[[Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger Zyuranger]]'' footage compared to martial arts and their Power Weapons.
* Logan does this in one of ''Series/DarkAngel'''s series finales.
* Gwen in ''Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth''.
* [[TheSmartGuy Wesley]] does this in Joss Whedon's ''Series/{{Angel}}'' after [[TookALevelInBadass taking a level.]] It was then shown in the TitleSequence.
* Series/MythBusters briefly tested this while testing ''Film/{{Wanted}}'' myths. Tory (the tester) actually hit his target, but he landed on a mat, and they emphasized that it would be ''very'' unlikely to pull off successfully in real life (although it ''is'' a good way to catch your opponent off-guard, if you dive through a doorway).
* Zoe, [[UnnecessaryCombatRoll mistress of superfluous combat maneuvers]] pulls this off in the cold open to an episode of ''{{Series/Firefly}}''.
* Abed's introduction in ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]], badass.
** Also done by Chang, albeit with paintball guns.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' introduced the Gunslinger character class, who can learn this ability as a feat called "Leaping Shot."
* ''Tabletopgame/BattleTech'''s signature [[HumongousMecha BattleMechs]] incorporate a BrainComputerInterface specifically to enable pilots to balance the mech or throw it off-balance to dodge fire, though RealityEnsues as a 20+ ton battlemech is now flying sideways towards the ground with [[DeathByFallingOver often tragic results]]. The [[GoombaStomp Death From Above]] maneuver often shows battlemechs firing as they lift into the air on their JumpJetPack, or right as they come crashing down on the enemy's cockpit.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In the ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' games, this move is known as a "Shootdodge." (And it's ''trademarked''.) Doing it automatically engages BulletTime to give you time to aim, and, in the first and third games, makes you absolutely unkillable until the slow-motion ends (your pain meter can max out but can't kill you).
* ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose'' has lots of names for it, depending on whether it's leaping forward, leaping backward, spinning 90/180/360 degrees, backflipping off a wall or walking sideways up it, leaping from a vehicle. There's even a separate name for using a grenade launcher while doing it.
* Interesting {{Aversion}} in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', where Dante pulls off nearly every "trick shot" except this one. Firing while jumping upwards simply halts his ascent and players cannot make him fire while rolling aside.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' allows you to use your weapon while jumping if you have sufficient skill in Acrobatics. Notably, this includes drawing and firing your ''bow''.
* Diddy Kong in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' [[BambooTechnology With guns made out of]] ''[[BambooTechnology wood,]]'' [[BambooTechnology that shoot]] ''[[BambooTechnology peanuts.]]''
** Falco too, but with 2 laser guns.
* This is the primary defensive technique in the action shooter MMO ''Gunz'', so much so that most players are seen leaping like loons instead of running normally, unless they've got their [[NeverBringAKnifeToAFistfight swords]] out.
** [[StopHavingFunGuys Then it gets into a whole different territory.]]
* This is the main purpose of the Stunt key in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' GameMod ''Action Half-Life''.
* This is one of the main tactics of gun fighting in ''VideoGame/{{Wet}}''. Special mention go to some of Rubi's other moves; shooting while sliding along the ground, and shooting while sliding upside-down down a ladder. All while DualWielding and shooting at multiple targets.
* In ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'', one of the two primary methods of attacking is jumping 50 feet in the air and emptying multiple clips into your enemies before you land.
* In the original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' trailer, Havok did this constantly. He dove into doorways, dove over a ''stream of fire'', and, and one point, shot at some bad guys behind him by leaping straight up into the air and firing as he turned. The actual game? [[TrailersAlwaysLie Not so much]]. To get an idea of how strange the "jump and fire" maneuver looks, think of what a ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' gamer calls "bunny-hopping." Jump, turn, fire.
* ''Film/{{Wanted}}: Weapons Of Fate'' had the player be able to do this. You have the option to go into BulletTime, then jump out of cover, shooting.
* This can be done in ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', but has no real purpose, making it CoolButInefficient. Eventually, an update made the players moves slower in the air (while simultaneously making you harder to hit... somehow), making it a viable tactic to leap high above the battlefield and [[ViolationOfCommonSense slowly float down in plain view of all of your enemies]], scoring headshots all the way.
* Also present in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', though Wei isn't leaping so much as vaulting over cover.
* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'' introduced this in a training level and it works even better when used with [[BulletTime Focus]] during the later levels.
* ''VideoGame/TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' gives you something similar to the Max Payne bulletdodge. In that you jump, it engages bullet time, you fire guns akimbo, and kill every last mother fucker in the room.
* As it is basically John Woo Movies: The Game, ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}'' employs this trope and loves it dearly. Inspector Tequila can leap up and go sliding across a counter, emptying his pistols the entire time.
* In ''Double Action: Boogaloo'' this is all but mandatory to get "style points" which players earn for every successful hit against an enemy player. It doesn't matter if you [[JumpPhysics bunny hop off the ground]], [[WallJump jump against a wall]], or even ''jump off the nearest guy's face'' as long as you do this and hit it'll count.

[[folder:Web Video]]
* One of the soldier protagonists of ''WebVideo/ShockTroopers'' leaps from behind his [[ImprobableWeaponUser defibrillator-wielding co-combatant]] to shoot out one of the enemy mooks... moments before another mook who has been hit by the [[MagicalDefibrillator defibrillator]] gets BlownAcrossTheRoom into the guy who just got shot.

* In [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=061112 this]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip, Nash Straw actually grabs ''two'' machine guns and fires them at Oasis, all in a single leap.