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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.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon''.
* ''GunsmithCats''.
* ''GunslingerGirl''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that girls' cybernetic enhancements allow them to do this without losing accuracy or hurting themselves.
* ''TransformersCybertron'': Optimus Prime does this on a few occasions, and it looks pretty damn cool.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{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''.
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* ''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 doing every one Danny asks]] except firing one gun while jumping in the air, unless that's a subset of firing [[GunsAkimbo two guns while jumping in 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 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 ''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 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, the detective in ''I Robot'' 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.]]
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[[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/KazokuSentaiGokaiger'' and the Gokaih-Oh, even when they're not directly using the Dekarangers power
** The gunner form of the 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 ''DarkAngel'''s series finales.
* Gwen in ''Series/{{Torchwood}}: Children of Earth''.
* [[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 ''{{Firefly}}''.
* Abed's introduction in ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]], BadAss.
** Also done by Chang, albeit with paintball guns.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]]
* The [[TabletopGame Pathfinder]] RPG introduced the Gunslinger character class, who can learn this ability as a feat called "Leaping Shot."
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[[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.
* ''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 ''{{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.
* Also present in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'', though Wei isn't leaping so much as vaulting over cover.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* 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.
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