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* AHandfulForAnEye: During their brawl in ''Border War'', Dumony grabs a handful of mud and throws it in Gatling's eyes, blinding him.

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* AHandfulForAnEye: During their brawl in ''Border War'', Dumony Dumont grabs a handful of mud and throws it in Gatling's eyes, blinding him.


* AnachronismStew: The novels are [[ShownTheirWork meticulous in their research]] regarding the [[GunPorn automatic weapons that are the series focus]]. However, they often use other elements from TheWildWest without regard for their historic context. For instance, in ''Outlaw Empire'', Gatling uses a Skoda machine gun; a weapon not in production till 1909. However, he is fighting the Sydney Ducks; a san Francisco gang whose power was broken in 1854.

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* AnachronismStew: The novels are [[ShownTheirWork meticulous in their research]] regarding the [[GunPorn automatic weapons that are the series focus]]. However, they often use other elements from TheWildWest without regard for their historic context. For instance, in ''Outlaw Empire'', Gatling uses a Skoda machine gun; a weapon not in production till 1909. However, he is fighting the Sydney Ducks; a san San Francisco gang whose power was broken in 1854.

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* AnachronismStew: The novels are [[ShownTheirWork meticulous in their research]] regarding the [[GunPorn automatic weapons that are the series focus]]. However, they often use other elements from TheWildWest without regard for their historic context. For instance, in ''Outlaw Empire'', Gatling uses a Skoda machine gun; a weapon not in production till 1909. However, he is fighting the Sydney Ducks; a san Francisco gang whose power was broken in 1854.

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* GunPorn: The series main hook is that the title character uses period automatic weaponry. The guns, their operation and their effects are always described in loving detail.

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* TongueTrauma: In ''Outlaw Empire'', the attorney Metcalf has his tongue pulled out by the roots by members of the Sydney Ducks because he knows too much.

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* TestedOnHumans: Gatling is paid to test weapons under battlefield conditions. This includes using them on human targets; although he prefers to ensure his targets are people who deserve it.

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* MoreDakka: Gatling carries a Light Maxim Gun that has been modified to allow him to fire it from the hip. Pretty much anyone who uses a fully automatic weapon in TheWildWest qualifies using MoreDakka.

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* {{BFG}}: Gatling totes a Light Maxim Gun that has been modified to allow him to fire it from the hip.

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* TheGunslinger: Unusually for a {{Western}} series, the title character is The Vaporizer; carrying a Light Maxim Gun that has been modified to allow him to fire from the hip. The sheer amount of bullets he can pump out allows him to take on entire gangs.

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* BadassPreacher: In ''Border War'', the metis forces include a fighting priest nicknamed ''Pere'' Mulet ('Father Mule') because his as stubborn and as tough as a mule.



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* WhatADrag: In ''Border War'', one of the gunslingers lassos BadassPreacher ''Pere'' Mulet and starts dragging him along behind his horse. Gatling shoots the gunslinger but the runaway horse continues to charge, and Gatling puts a bullet in Mulet as a MercyKill.

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* AHandfulForAnEye: During their brawl in ''Border War'', Dumony grabs a handful of mud and throws it in Gatling's eyes, blinding him.

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* PistolWhipping: In ''Border War'', TheMole Towers escapes camp by hitting Gatling in the head with a well thrown rock, which stuns him. He the finishes the job by stealing Gatling's revolver and whacking him over the head with it.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont, leaders of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North-West_Rebellion North-West Rebellion]], are major characters in ''Border War'', where Gatling is hired to deliver modern weapons to Riel's metis forces.

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* TheMole: In ''Border War'', part of Gatling's mission becomes uncovering the British agent planted within the metis ranks.

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