'''Basic Trope''': One bullet seems to kill someone in an instant.
* '''Straight''': Bill shoots Mac in the leg and Mac collapses and dies almost immediately. Nobody even attempts first aid.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bill takes down mob after mob - even if he only grazes them, they just seem to give up and die instantly.
** Those who die from bullets [[FinalDeath can no longer be resurrected]], [[UpToEleven including ways that can bring back the disintegrated]].
* '''Downplayed''': Characters die quickly from gunshots, but linger a little before expiring.
* '''Justified''':
** It was a shot to a vital spot such as the heart or brain.
** Alternately, the bullet is designed to fragment for massive, systemic damage, or they have been hit multiple times.
* '''Inverted''':
** Bill shoots Mac's corpse and he [[HealingShiv springs back to life]]
** OnlyAFleshWound
** A gunshot wound, even a headshot that splatters someone's brains across the room, invariably means a slow, agonizing death.
** ImmuneToBullets (an ''exaggerated'' inversion, as no amount of bullets will do Bob in)
* '''Subverted''': The shot seems to kill Mac but he comes back a scene later...
* '''Double Subverted''': ... to die from a second bullet.
* '''Parodied''':
** The gun shop Bill frequents is advertising the ''Super Bullet'', which is guaranteed to drop your opponents even if it just grazes them.
** Just being shot at is enough to scare {{Mooks}} to death, even if the bullets come nowhere near them.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bill shoots Mac, who appears to die instantly. Then, as Bill turns to walk away, Mac opens his eyes, crawls forward, and shoots Bil... who dies instantly.
* '''Averted''': Mac gets shot and lives long enough to bleed out and deliver a FinalSpeech.
* '''Enforced''': The producers of this film are big on gun control and want to reinforce how deadly guns can be.
* '''Lampshaded''': “This gun shoots death!”
* '''Invoked''': Bill practices shooting for the vitals for clean kills.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Bill practices to avoid shooting the vitals.
* '''Discussed''': "Well, I guess one shot is all it takes..."
* '''Conversed''': "Wow, he died rather quickly, considering I shot him in the foot..."
* '''Deconstructed''': Any world in which bullets are so lethal is a world in which professionals who often face gunfights are bitter and cynical, leading to a swathe of SociopathicHero tendencies. You could die at any moment without even knowing what killed you. Such situations provoke fatalistic attitudes.
* '''Reconstructed''': Characters find ways to rationalize the danger they are placed in and grow stronger as a result. They also start wearing full-body ballistic armor all the time.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???