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** Lampshaded by Zapper Zaku in ''Anime/SDGundamForce'' episode 19, when Zako Soldiers fail to hit Bakunetsumaru with missiles, even though he is preoccupied having a standoff with Ashuramaru. The missiles just whiz by them without hitting anything.
-->'''Zapper:''' You ''missed'', you idiots, and he's not even moving!


[[caption-width-right:350:[[SarcasmMode The best results you will ever get.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[SarcasmMode The best results results]] [[BadNewsInAGoodWay you will ever get.]]]]


* ''Star Wars: Legion'' may feature Stormtroopers as the key unit of the Empire's armies, but it zigzags this trope a bit. On one hand, Stormtrooper attacks roll white dice, which makes them generally inaccurate especially when compared to the Rebel Trooper's black dice. On the other hand, the Stormtrooper's DLT-19 heavy weapon is a long range rifle that rolls red dice, making it far more accurate than the Rebel's white dice rolling equivalent, the Z-6. In addition, Stormtroopers unlike Rebel Troopers have an attack surge to hits, which gives them a little more accuracy than their white dice imply at a glance.

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* ''Star Wars: Legion'' may feature Stormtroopers as the key unit of the Empire's armies, but it zigzags this trope a bit. On one hand, Stormtrooper attacks roll white dice, which makes them generally inaccurate especially when compared to the Rebel Trooper's black dice. On the other hand, the Stormtrooper's DLT-19 heavy weapon is a long range rifle that rolls red dice, making it far more accurate than the Rebel's white dice rolling equivalent, the Z-6. In addition, Stormtroopers unlike Rebel Troopers have an attack surge to hits, and also possess the 'Precise' keyword which makes aim tokens more powerful. Both of these abilities combined gives them a little more accuracy than their white dice imply at a glance.

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* ''Star Wars: Legion'' may feature Stormtroopers as the key unit of the Empire's armies, but it zigzags this trope a bit. On one hand, Stormtrooper attacks roll white dice, which makes them generally inaccurate especially when compared to the Rebel Trooper's black dice. On the other hand, the Stormtrooper's DLT-19 heavy weapon is a long range rifle that rolls red dice, making it far more accurate than the Rebel's white dice rolling equivalent, the Z-6. In addition, Stormtroopers unlike Rebel Troopers have an attack surge to hits, which gives them a little more accuracy than their white dice imply at a glance.


* Invoked on ''Series/{{Deception}}''. A woman shoots a man standing two feet away but he survives with only a minor wound. Everyone initially assumes that the man was lucky and the woman was a poor shot. However, the FBI later finds out that she is actually a highly trained sniper with no qualms about killing bystanders. The 'lucky victim' was actually her accomplice and she was such a good shot that she was able to shoot him in a way that made it look like this trope was in play. This caused the FBI to seriously underestimate her capabilities and, until Cameron figures out the scheme, removed all suspicion from he accomplice.

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* Invoked on ''Series/{{Deception}}''.''Series/{{Deception|2018}}''. A woman shoots a man standing two feet away but he survives with only a minor wound. Everyone initially assumes that the man was lucky and the woman was a poor shot. However, the FBI later finds out that she is actually a highly trained sniper with no qualms about killing bystanders. The 'lucky victim' was actually her accomplice and she was such a good shot that she was able to shoot him in a way that made it look like this trope was in play. This caused the FBI to seriously underestimate her capabilities and, until Cameron figures out the scheme, removed all suspicion from he accomplice.

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* Invoked on ''Series/{{Deception}}''. A woman shoots a man standing two feet away but he survives with only a minor wound. Everyone initially assumes that the man was lucky and the woman was a poor shot. However, the FBI later finds out that she is actually a highly trained sniper with no qualms about killing bystanders. The 'lucky victim' was actually her accomplice and she was such a good shot that she was able to shoot him in a way that made it look like this trope was in play. This caused the FBI to seriously underestimate her capabilities and, until Cameron figures out the scheme, removed all suspicion from he accomplice.


** Parodied in the ''Franchise/{{LEGO}} Star Wars: Droid Tales'' episode "Flight of the Falcon": when the Millennium Falcon escapes from Hoth, it flies over Darth Vader and several Snowtroopers and the exhaust sets Vader's boots on fire. He nonchalantly orders the troopers to throw snow at him to put him out, and even when they're trying to hit his feet they end up just hitting his face and chest instead.



* The ''Franchise/{{LEGO}} Star Wars: Droid Tales'' episode "Flight of the Falcon" parodied this with the {{Trope Namer|s}}: when the Millennium Falcon escapes from Hoth, it flies over Darth Vader and several Snowtroopers and the exhaust sets Vader's boots on fire. He nonchalantly orders the troopers to throw snow at him to put him out, and even when they're trying to hit his feet they end up just hitting his face and chest instead.



** The episode "Homer of Seville" is a stark example: After Homer becomes a famous opera star, a fanatic of his attempts to kill him after being rejected. At one of his performances, Marge is able to stop the would be killer with her own poison dart. Then Chief Wiggum gives the go ahead for the Police Department snipers to fire. Each sniper fires multiple times -- only one hits her and it may have been fired by a guy covering his eyes. She even looks at her watch for a moment.

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** The episode "Homer of Seville" is a stark example: After Homer becomes a famous opera star, a fanatic of his attempts to kill him after being rejected. At one of his performances, Marge is able to stop the would be would-be killer with her own poison dart. Then Chief Wiggum gives the go ahead go-ahead for the Police Department snipers to fire. Each sniper fires multiple times -- only one hits her and it may have been fired by a guy covering his eyes. She even looks at her watch for a moment.

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** Parodied in the ''Franchise/{{LEGO}} Star Wars: Droid Tales'' episode "Flight of the Falcon": when the Millennium Falcon escapes from Hoth, it flies over Darth Vader and several Snowtroopers and the exhaust sets Vader's boots on fire. He nonchalantly orders the troopers to throw snow at him to put him out, and even when they're trying to hit his feet they end up just hitting his face and chest instead.

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* The Red Dudes in ''VideoGame/{{SUPERHOT}}'' can take a few bullets before they hit their mark on you if you're in motion and can easily be set up to SetAMookToKillAMook, which is justified since they can't manipulate time like you can.

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* Occurs in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' when the Chitauri army descends on New York and begins firing indiscriminately into crowds of civilians, and yet can only seem to hit inanimate objects.


* In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck short ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead'', Egghead [[TropeCodifier must have been a top graduate of the Academy]]. His aim is so awful that he can't hit the apple on Daffy's head, '''[[UpToEleven even when he's standing right in front of the gun.]]''' Amusingly, he ''can'' [[VisualPun hit the broad side of a barn.]] For this EpicFail, [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy]] promptly puts a "blind" sign on Egghead, and walks off in shame.

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In the WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck short ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuckAndEgghead'', Egghead [[TropeCodifier must have been a top graduate of the Academy]]. His aim is so awful that he can't hit the apple on Daffy's head, '''[[UpToEleven even when he's standing right in front of the gun.]]''' Amusingly, he ''can'' [[VisualPun hit the broad side of a barn.]] For this EpicFail, [[ScrewySquirrel Daffy]] promptly puts a "blind" sign on Egghead, and walks off in shame.



** "Rebel Without Claws" has South army courier Tweety facing a firing squad from the North army during the Civil War. The squad misses Tweety altogether and hits Sylvester.

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** "Rebel Without Claws" has South Confederate army courier Tweety facing a firing squad from the North Union army during the Civil War. The squad misses Tweety altogether and hits Sylvester.


* 1943's "Plane Daffy" has Hatta Mari with gun in hand, aiming and firing point blank several times at an umbrella holder that Daffy is hiding in. Daffy pops out immediately after and cheerfully chirps out "Missed me!"

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* ** 1943's "Plane Daffy" has Hatta Mari with gun in hand, aiming and firing point blank several times at inside an umbrella holder that Daffy is hiding in. Daffy pops out immediately after and cheerfully chirps out "Missed me!"me!"
** "Rebel Without Claws" has South army courier Tweety facing a firing squad from the North army during the Civil War. The squad misses Tweety altogether and hits Sylvester.

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* 1943's "Plane Daffy" has Hatta Mari with gun in hand, aiming and firing point blank several times at an umbrella holder that Daffy is hiding in. Daffy pops out immediately after and cheerfully chirps out "Missed me!"


-->'''Random Stormtrooper''': "I'd like to see you come down here and try to hit something while you're wearing this damn helmet so I can sit in an air conditioned office and tell you how stupid you are!"
-->'''Random Stormtrooper''': ""You can't stay on target with these things! You miss your first shot, and you're lying on the ground with a hole blasted through your armor."

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-->'''Random Stormtrooper''': "I'd --->'''Random Stormtrooper:''' I'd like to see you come down here and try to hit something while you're wearing this damn helmet so I can sit in an air conditioned office and tell you how stupid you are!"
-->'''Random Stormtrooper''': ""You
are!\\\
'''Random Stormtrooper:''' You
can't stay on target with these things! You miss your first shot, and you're lying on the ground with a hole blasted through your armor."


* In ''TabletopGame/TaleFromTheFloatingVagabond'', characters with the Rambo effect can't be hit with guns at all from Point Blank or Close range (which means there's always a penalty to attack them with ranged weapons), and gives an 80% chance that enemies will try to shoot the character anyway.

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* In ''TabletopGame/TaleFromTheFloatingVagabond'', ''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheFloatingVagabond'', characters with the Rambo effect Effect shtick can't be hit with guns at all from Point Blank or Close range (which means there's anyone who wants to actually hit them with a ranged weapon will always have a penalty to the attack them with ranged weapons), roll), and gives an 80% chance that enemies will try to shoot the character anyway.

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