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** The Uzi submachine gun had a similar reputation among the armies and police forces that used it. A common semi-joke among German soldiers claimed that the easiest way to clear a room full of hostiles was to open the door just wide enough to toss in an Uzi, then wait until the shooting stopped. Allegedly it didn't even matter whether the gun was cocked or not, and whether its safety was on or off.


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An extreme variant of the SpreadShot. May involve various types of {{Spam Attack}}s. Contrast AlphaStrike, which has every available gun pointed at a single target. Compare SpinAttack, which is about melee weapons instead of guns.

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An extreme variant of the SpreadShot.SpreadShot if used with projectiles. May involve various types of {{Spam Attack}}s. Contrast AlphaStrike, which has every available gun pointed at a single target. Compare SpinAttack, which is about melee weapons instead of guns.


May involve various types of {{Spam Attack}}s. Contrast AlphaStrike, which has every available gun pointed at a single target. Compare SpinAttack, which is about melee weapons instead of guns.

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An extreme variant of the SpreadShot. May involve various types of {{Spam Attack}}s. Contrast AlphaStrike, which has every available gun pointed at a single target. Compare SpinAttack, which is about melee weapons instead of guns.


** [[ThePowerOfTheSun Utsuho Reiji]] deserves special mention. Some of her victory quotes from ''Hisoutensoku'' imply that her default strategy is to simply blow up everything around her, without even bothering to keep track of where her opponent is.

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** [[ThePowerOfTheSun Utsuho Reiji]] deserves special mention. Some of her victory quotes from ''Hisoutensoku'' imply that her default in-universe strategy is to simply blow up everything around her, herself, without even bothering to keep track of where her opponent is.

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** [[ThePowerOfTheSun Utsuho Reiji]] deserves special mention. Some of her victory quotes from ''Hisoutensoku'' imply that her default strategy is to simply blow up everything around her, without even bothering to keep track of where her opponent is.









* In Season 3 of WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} after the TimeSkip, Matrix has a gun, named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Gun]]. It's able to lock onto a target, at which point a [[LaserSight glowing M]] appears on the target's forehead after which he literally can't miss. When cornered in a bar by rogue Guardians, he puts it in "[[Film/TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]]" mode: it begins to gimble crazy-fast, and the target-M appears on ''every single sprite in the bar'' besides himself. The Guardians back down.
* In [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]] episode "Bounty", droid bounty hunter C-21 Highsinger performs a rapid fire spinning blaster barrage against a crowd of mooks.

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\n* In Season 3 of WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'' after the TimeSkip, Matrix has a gun, named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Gun]]. It's able to lock onto a target, at which point a [[LaserSight glowing M]] appears on the target's forehead after which he literally can't miss. When cornered in a bar by rogue Guardians, he puts it in "[[Film/TheLastStarfighter Death Blossom]]" mode: it begins to gimble crazy-fast, and the target-M appears on ''every single sprite in the bar'' besides himself. The Guardians back down.
* In [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars]] ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Bounty", droid bounty hunter C-21 Highsinger performs a rapid fire spinning blaster barrage against a crowd of mooks.
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** The MAP attacks from some Mechs surround the user, and hit everything that can be targeted. Used wisely, over a dozen enemies can be felled in one blow.


* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has multiple instances, but the most iconic is Reaper's Death Blossom ultimate, a direct reference to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Reaper evokes a smoke cloud around him and whirls to fire his shotguns in every direction. [[RuleOfCool Somehow]], he manages to pour enough lead into an area to [[TotalPartyKill kill every unshielded hero around him]]... with two semi-automatic shotguns that usually only hold four shells each.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has multiple instances, but the most iconic is Reaper's Death Blossom ultimate, a direct reference to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Reaper evokes a smoke cloud around him and whirls to fire his shotguns in every direction. [[RuleOfCool Somehow]], he manages to pour enough lead into an area to [[TotalPartyKill kill every unshielded hero around him]]... with two semi-automatic shotguns that usually only hold four shells each.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}} has multiple instances, but the most iconic is Reaper's Death Blossom ultimate, a direct reference to ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Reaper evokes a smoke cloud around him and whirls to fire his shotguns in every direction. [[RuleOfCool Somehow]], he manages to pour enough lead into an area to [[TotalPartyKill kill every unshielded hero around him]]... with two semi-automatic shotguns that usually only hold four shells each.


Generally reserved for ships with lots of guns pointed in every direction, the MultiDirectionalBarrage is a common last resort move to escape a trap.

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Generally reserved for ships with lots of guns pointed in every direction, the MultiDirectionalBarrage Multi-Directional Barrage is a common last resort move to escape a trap.

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* The [[ShurFineGuns notoriously temperamental]] Sten gun would not just fire if dropped, but ''discharge the whole magazine'' while dancing around in a circle. Apocryphally, partisans or even Allied troops who'd run out of hand grenades would sometimes throw a spare one into the midst of some enemy troops instead.
* A real-life BriefcaseBlaster, designed to hold an [=MP5K=] with its trigger operated by squeezing the handle of said briefcase, pretty much had to be used in this fashion because aiming was at best approximate. The general idea was that the user would walk into a BadGuyBar or DenOfIniquity full of terrorists pretending to be a VAT inspector or something and turn on the spot while spraying bullets in a 45-degree arc. It did save one the inconvenience of resorting to TrenchcoatWarfare [[ConspicuousTrenchcoat in weather where that might draw unwanted attention]], but overall it was probably CoolButInefficient.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheWitchOfTheEverfree'', when a pack of timberwolves surrounds Sunset Shimmer, she's perfectly fine with it, labeling it as a "target-rich environment" rather than the ambush it was intended to be. Then she proceeds to drive almost the whole pack away with a single spell.
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* The "Placement Bonus" introduced in modern ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' titles, wherein a unit surrounded on two or more sides by enemies will receive an increase in damage taken. This modifier applies to allied and enemy units.



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* Nearly every major villain in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' does this. However their ways of doing this vary a lot.
** Axel, Larxene, Lexaeus, Saïx, Marluxia and Roxas has attacks that cover all of the battle field.
** Various characters in the series can create [[StormOfBlades a storm of blades]].
** Many others use [[MagicMissileStorm a high number of magic missiles]] to do this.

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