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Playing With: No Scope
Basic Trope: Firing with a sniper rifle without using the scope.
  • Straight: Bob the sniper never uses the scope with his sniper rifle.
  • Exaggerated: No sniper rifles come with a scope. If they even exist.
  • Downplayed: Bob occasionally shows off by sniping without using the scope.
  • Justified:
    • Bob the sniper doesn't want to get spotted because of the reflection on his scope lenses.
    • Bob is so good he wants to give his enemies a fair chance (or he's Cherry Tapping them).
    • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard and so can no-scope easily
    • Bob didn't have another weapon available, and he's so close to his target accuracy wasn't a major concern.
  • Inverted: Bob puts a scope on a weapon which is so short ranged he wouldn't need the magnification to aim properly.
  • Subverted:
    • Bob takes aim without a scope...then brings his head back up and attaches one before taking aim again.
    • Bob doesn't look through a scope...because it's an advanced rifle with a camera and viewing screen he can see from the hip.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The scope/camera doesn't work.
    • Bob's fired at, throwing off his aim and making him fire from the hip.
  • Parodied: At the academy (tutorial), a recruit asks where the scopes are. "You want a scope you frikkin' pansy? What kind of lame sniper uses a scope! You moron! No scope!"
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes Bob aims, sometimes he doesn't, sometimes his gun doesn't even have a scope.
  • Averted: Bob never fires a gun from further than point blank range.
  • Enforced: Scopes are removed from the game to nerf the sniper rifles.
  • Lampshaded:
    "You never use the scopes, do you?"
    "What is this..."scope" you speak of?"
  • Invoked: Bob's Arch-Enemy steals his scope to make it harder for him to aim.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "This safety will only disable when using the scope."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "I don't like these jerkasses in (Insert FPS here) who no scope you.
  • Deconstructed: Bob gets killed by a sniper outside of his effective range... Who was using his scope.
  • Reconstructed: Bob can spot enemies that gets close by that way.

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