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TuefelHundenIV
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10:16:41 AM Sep 14th 2013
Hi folks I need a bit of help with an example(s) from a Special Efforts thread. See InstantDeathBullet Sandbox for more details Links to threads are in the description.

Any help, suggestions, or other info can be posted to The Special Efforts thread

Are there any examples of Instant Death Bullet and not just a list of Aversions in the series at all?

Perhaps the examples can be used under a different trope.

  • Chuck zig-zags this one. Faceless mooks tend to suffer from this trope, however major characters more often than not have a few brief moments before they die:
    • Bryce Larkin is struck during a shootout while attempting to use a mook as a Bullet Proof Human Shield. It's not until Chuck finds him that it's revealed that one of the rounds seen striking the body hit Bryce and not the mook.
    • Chuck's father is shot and has just enough time to remind Chuck of how special he is before dying.
    • A villainous example, Shaw is shot twice by Chuck when he attempts to kill Sarah. He still has a few seconds to try pulling Sarah off the bridge he is on before finally falling himself. He lives.
    • Quinn manages a few seconds of surprise when he is shot by Sarah in the series finale before he dies.

Little_BIG_Head
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06:03:21 PM May 1st 2013
Is it just me, or, should, like, a lot more of this page be covered in spoilers?
LoopyChew
04:37:55 AM May 2nd 2013
Could be. Maybe we should consider creating an episode guide and move a lot of the more spoilery tropes there.
68.101.121.127
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07:36:01 PM Apr 9th 2011
edited by louzeyre
Wouldn't the C.A.T. Squad be considered a four girl ensemble (Carina's the sexy one, Zondra's the mannish snarker, Amy was (seemingly) the ditz, and Sarah seemed to be the glue that held the group together before her falling out with Zondra) rather than (or in addition to) a four temperament ensemble?
mack
05:17:23 AM Dec 31st 2011
Those two tropes aren't mutually exclusive.
SD81
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06:38:00 AM Nov 17th 2010
What happened to the Hey, It's That Guy! entry? Just because it's extensive is no reason to get rid of it! Give it its own page if you must, but you don't delete a valid entry.
LoopyChew
06:50:16 AM Nov 18th 2010
edited by LoopyChew
It got moved to YMMV for reasons I don't quite get. And really, I think we also need turn it into a combination Hey, It's That Guy!/Role Association entry, because a lot of those people are bigger than actual HITGs.
Westrim
11:54:09 AM Nov 18th 2010
YMMV is also about subjectivity, and whether or not you recognize x character from y tv show is entirely subjective.
bluemonkeydevil
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02:40:52 AM Sep 12th 2010
I may have just missed it in a different section, but another "Hey, it's that guy!", Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) as Mark Ratner in Chuck vs the Cougars.
MowDownJoe
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01:07:20 PM May 26th 2010
Is the "Specific Episodes" section really necessary?
LoopyChew
03:45:19 PM May 28th 2010
I'm wondering that myself. I've moved one over to the other when I notice things, but I'm wondering if it's worth the effort. The Castle page seems to do just fine consolidated.
67.134.53.87
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07:08:44 PM Apr 20th 2010
About the X Meets Y entry, I don't think Jake 2.0 qualifies. Jake 2.0 was more Six Million Dollar Man-ish than Chuck.
SD81
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02:31:13 AM Apr 2nd 2010
Isn't it time we gave the Shout Outs their own sub-page? Maybe even the Chekhov's guns?
LoopyChew
03:45:52 PM May 28th 2010
Also, maybe we should be implementing Crowners for Chuck.
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