Playing With / Hero-Tracking Failure

Basic Trope: The hero is one step ahead of weapon fire.
  • Straight: Bob runs across the room. Emperor Evulz shoots at him from the middle of the room, but only hits the wall behind him.
  • Exaggerated: Bob walks across the room, slowly and casually. Emperor Evulz and his small army of Mooks, all equipped with More Dakka, hit the wall behind him.
  • Downplayed: Evulz corrects his aim after a few missed shots, forcing Bob to dive at the end to survive.
  • Justified:
    • Evulz is using a slowly-traversing turret.
    • Evulz is concentrating on aiming and firing his gun rather than noticing that he's behind Bob.
    • Evulz is tracking Bob correctly, but Bob keeps speeding up, meaning Evulz only hits where he **thinks** Bob will be.
  • Inverted: Evulz overcompensates and leads Bob excessively, shooting the wall in front of him.
  • Subverted: The shakycam shows the wall full of bullet holes behind Bob as it pans towards him... then shows Bob running with bullet holes hitting around him, and then a bullet headed straight for Bob...
  • Double Subverted: The bullet goes right through Bob's afterimage.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted:
    • Bob evades the bullets another way.
    • Evulz misses for another reason.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Evulz's mounted gun won't be a problem. We could probably walk right past him and he'd still only hit behind us."
  • Invoked: Evulz's mounted gun is sabotaged, in particular its rotation speed.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Evulz uses Lead the Target.
  • Discussed: "And Bob outruns the bullets again..."
  • Conversed: "Because bullets travel that slowly, and it's that hard to fix your aim? Bob should have died..."
  • Deconstructed: Reality Ensues and Bob gets swiss-cheese-ified.
  • Reconstructed:
    • Bob learns from Emperor Evulz to Lead the Target.
    • Emperor Evulz improve his turrets.

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