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Basic Trope: A gunman can push enemies away just by shooting them.
  • Straight: When an enemy is shot, he gets shoved backward.
  • Exaggerated: A shot enemy flies into an orbital trajectory around the entire planet.
  • Downplayed: A shot enemy staggers and falls over backwards, slightly more than he ordinarily would have.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • The enemy is moved towards the shooter.
    • The gunman is pushed away from his enemy, who doesn't move.
  • Subverted: The enemy is moved backwards... then it turns out that he was jumping back to make it look like the bullet was shoving him away.
  • Double Subverted: The enemy is moved backwards, and he says he was jumping back, but it turns out that he was moving in a way that could not have been under his own power.
  • Parodied: An enemy gets hit by a pebble and becomes A Twinkle in the Sky.
  • Zig Zagged: Some weapons cause push while others don't and still others cause push on both the gunman and the enemy.
  • Averted: Those who are shot do not get shoved back drastically.
  • Enforced: "We don't want to show people the real effects of bullets prewatershed, so let's have them be thrown backwards instead of bleeding".
  • Lampshaded: "These bullets sure can throw our enemies around."
  • Invoked: Gunmen are deliberately equipped with explosive ammunition to blow their targets away.
  • Exploited: Bob needs to get to the other side of a small chasm, and can't jump over. So he puts on a bullet-proof vest, stands with his back to the gap. and has Alice shoot him in the chest. The bullet sends him flying across the gap, where he accesses whatever MacGuffin or device he needed to use.
  • Defied: The enemy stays in place until he's well-ridden with bullets and dead, not moving an inch.
  • Discussed: "Oh great, it's that guy with the really really strong bullets"
  • Conversed: "I hate how bullets act like express trains in films!"
  • Deconstructed:
    • The enemy is blown back, but Newton's Third Law is observed and the gunman is blown back just as far.
    • Due to the force exerted on only a small part of the body, the part of the enemy that got shot gets blown off while the rest of the body remains relatively still (as Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress).
  • Reconstructed: The world's militaries compensate for the force with special shock-reducing equipment all gunmen must wear.

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