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03:33:48 AM Sep 17th 2014
Would it be fair to describe George Hearst as an ‹bermensch? He seems to consider himself inherently better than other people precisely because he does what he likes when they're too timid to do so. He's uncomfortable around people who don't immediately defer to his superiority. He has a grand vision of building a business empire, and thinks nothing of buying entire towns to allow it to happen. He doesn't seem to care a jot about what anyone else thinks of his actions, except insofar as they can make themselves an obstacle to him.
10:10:29 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 in the series at all?

  • Deadwood: Thoroughly averted — several characters have been shot and lived to tell the tale; folks with knives have killed a more people.

07:38:56 AM Sep 20th 2013
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Two very prominent characters die instantly when they're shot in the head at close range, but I'm not sure if that really fits the trope — isn't it about "Mooks die immediately when shot, important characters die slower or survive"?

I think there's a highwayman in an early episode who dies instantly when Wild Bill and Bullock both shoot him. There's only one character I can recall surviving being shot, which is listed under Kevlard.
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