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* The Force-A-Nature, an unlockable weapon for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s scout, has the power to launch the Scout across the room if fired. This can be used to quickly escape engagements, or, if fired directly down, to perform a triple jump (as the scout can regularly perform DoubleJump's).

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* The Force-A-Nature, an unlockable weapon for ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s scout, Scout, has the power to launch the Scout across the room if fired. This can be used to quickly escape engagements, or, if fired directly down, to perform a triple jump (as the scout Scout can regularly perform DoubleJump's).{{Double Jump}}s).
* Ashe of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has a "Coach Gun" ability which is heavily made to resemble the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' example above. While not her main weapon (she otherwise uses a semi-automatic rifle), the Coach Gun fires a shotgun blast that knocks opponents away and Ashe herself opposite to where it was fired, and it can be aimed at the ground to give her some vertical mobility.

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* ''Machinima/TheSpyFightsGodzillaForSomeReason'': After Godzilla fires at kaiju-sized Spy from a kaiju-sized shotgun, [[BlownAcrossTheRoom blowing him across Teufort]], he gets launched away as well.
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[[JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}} Basically, it's]] BlownAcrossTheRoom [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] RealityEnsues. Subtrope of LawOfInverseRecoil. Related to {{BFG}} through RuleOfCool, and ToonPhysics through RuleOfFunny. The {{Invoked|Trope}} version is RecoilBoost, defied by AnchoredAttackStance. Contrast WeaponizedExhaust.

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[[JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}} Basically, it's]] BlownAcrossTheRoom [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] RealityEnsues.SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome. Subtrope of LawOfInverseRecoil. Related to {{BFG}} through RuleOfCool, and ToonPhysics through RuleOfFunny. The {{Invoked|Trope}} version is RecoilBoost, defied by AnchoredAttackStance. Contrast WeaponizedExhaust.


* In the Creator/{{Pixar}} movie ''Western Animation/Ratatouille'' , during the scene where the old lady is trying to kill Remmy and Emile with a shotgun, the old lady jumps while shooting many times.


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* In the Creator/{{Pixar}} movie ''Western Animation/Ratatouille'' , ''WesternAnimation/Ratatouille'', during the scene where the old lady is trying to kill Remmy and Emile with a shotgun, the old lady jumps while shooting many times.



* In the Creator/{{Pixar}} movie ''WesternAnimation/Ratatouille'' , during the scene where the old lady is trying to kill Remmy and Emile with a shotgun, the old lady jumps while shooting many times.


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* In the Creator/{{Pixar}} movie ''WesternAnimation/Ratatouille'' ''Western Animation/Ratatouille'' , during the scene where the old lady is trying to kill Remmy and Emile with a shotgun, the old lady jumps while shooting many times.


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* In the Creator/{{Pixar}} movie ''WesternAnimation/Ratatouille'' , during the scene where the old lady is trying to kill Remmy and Emile with a shotgun, the old lady jumps while shooting many times.


* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'', Nana gets recoiled to the ground when shooting Alex and Zuba, but the bullet gets deflected thanks to a container dropped in front of them.


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* ''Film/TheMummy1999'': When Evy fires a shotgun at a Medjai warrior, she gets knocked down and stays down until the end of the battle.


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* ''Film/WeddingCrashers'': The physically weak John Beckwith tries to fire a shotgun during a hunting trip and gets knocked down. Ironically, this ends up saving his life because Sack Lodge attempted to shoot him in the back.

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* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' sees this as a problem with Ran's Cossack Buster. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as it's an overpowered WaveMotionGun at its '''BASIC''' level. During the adaptation of ''VideoGame/MegaMan5'' the recoil is weaponized for Ran to suicidally blow himself off of Dr. Light's roof into the horde of Robot Masters on the lawn. This is later referenced in the final arc, but [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain Ran doesn't want to do it again]].

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* ''VideoGame/Dota2'': Hoodwink's ultimate ability, Sharpshooter, fires a powerful ChargedAttack from her crossbow. Due to her small frame, and her weapon's comparatively huge size, the shot knocks her back a short distance when released.


* During the filming of ''Film/{{Predator}}'', actors firing [[GatlingGood "Ol' Painless"]] had to be braced offscreen so they wouldn't be knocked on their asses, and this was only when firing ''blanks'' (and none of the guys shooting it are what you'd call small). Wrestling/JesseVentura described it as "like firing a chainsaw."

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* During the filming of ''Film/{{Predator}}'', actors firing [[GatlingGood "Ol' Painless"]] had to be braced offscreen so they wouldn't be knocked on their asses, and this was when only when firing ''blanks'' (and none of the guys shooting it are what you'd call small). Wrestling/JesseVentura described it as "like firing a chainsaw."


* In ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', gunsmith Ranette makes for Wax an especially powerful shotgun, with heavy loads meant to take out [[MadeOfIron Pewterarms]] or [[ImplacableMan Koloss-Blooded]]. Wax describes the shells as nearly as big as a man's wrist. This trope happens twice during a TraintopBattle: the first time is {{Downplayed|Trope}}, as the bandit firing Wax's new shotgun merely breaks his hand trying to shoot it from the hip. Moments later, Steris tries firing the gun from a properly braced and kneeling position, and is thrown off the train entirely. Later, the gun ''finally'' gets used for (more or less) it's intended purpose: Wax fires it at an enemy Coinshot, who is BlownAcrossTheRoom without even ''touching'' the bullet (he tried Pushing it away from him, but it was too massive and moving too fast, so the Coinshot himself had to move).

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* In ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', gunsmith Ranette makes for Wax an especially powerful shotgun, with heavy loads meant to take out [[MadeOfIron Pewterarms]] or [[ImplacableMan Koloss-Blooded]]. Wax describes the shells as nearly as big as a man's wrist. Recoil isn't an issue for Wax because [[GravityMaster he can anchor himself by temporarily increasing his weight]], but for anyone without this power, the gun is almost as dangerous to the user. This trope happens twice during a TraintopBattle: the first time is {{Downplayed|Trope}}, as the bandit firing Wax's new shotgun merely breaks his hand trying to shoot it from the hip. Moments later, Steris tries firing the gun from a properly braced and kneeling position, and is thrown off the train entirely. Later, the gun ''finally'' gets used for (more or less) it's intended purpose: Wax fires it at an enemy Coinshot, who is BlownAcrossTheRoom without even ''touching'' the bullet (he tried Pushing it away from him, but it was too massive and moving too fast, so the Coinshot himself had to move).


BlownAcrossTheRoom doesn't happen in RealLife, thanks to the First Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction). So a gun powerful enough to send a body flying would send the shooter flying an equal ''or greater'' distance (since the bullet would be slowed by atmospheric friction before hitting its target). But what if the gun ''was'' [[{{BFG}} powerful enough, firing a sufficiently large and fast slug]], to blow someone across the room? Then the shooter would go flying as well. That's this trope, when a firearm or similar weapon is powerful enough to knock the person firing it down, or actually hurl them through the air.

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BlownAcrossTheRoom doesn't happen in RealLife, thanks to the First Third Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction). So a gun powerful enough to send a body flying would send the shooter flying an equal ''or greater'' distance (since the bullet would be slowed by atmospheric friction before hitting its target). But what if the gun ''was'' [[{{BFG}} powerful enough, firing a sufficiently large and fast slug]], to blow someone across the room? Then the shooter would go flying as well. That's this trope, when a firearm or similar weapon is powerful enough to knock the person firing it down, or actually hurl them through the air.



* During his workday, Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' discovers a type C fire extinguisher and tries to operate it. The jet of carbon dioxide surprises the little 'bot, and he goes spinning and skidding along the ground. In a fit of machine rage, WALL•E flings the ChekhovsGun extinguisher onto the junk pile.

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* During his workday, Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' discovers a type C fire extinguisher and tries to operate it. The jet of carbon dioxide surprises the little 'bot, and he goes spinning and skidding along the ground. In a fit of machine rage, WALL•E WALL•E flings the ChekhovsGun extinguisher onto the junk pile.


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BlownAcrossTheRoom doesn't happen in RealLife, thanks to the First Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction). So a gun powerful enough to send a body flying would send the shooter flying an equal ''or greater'' distance (since the bullet would be slowed by atmospheric friction before hitting its target). But what if the gun ''was'' [[{{BFG}} powerful enough, firing a sufficiently large and fast slug,]] to blow someone across the room? Then the shooter would go flying as well. That's this trope, when a firearm or similar weapon is powerful enough to knock the person firing it down, or actually hurl them through the air.

[[JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}} Basically, it's]] BlownAcrossTheRoom [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] RealityEnsues. Subtrope of LawOfInverseRecoil. Related to {{BFG}} through RuleOfCool, and ToonPhysics through RuleOfFunny. The {{Invoked}} version is RecoilBoost, defied by AnchoredAttackStance. Contrast WeaponizedExhaust.

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BlownAcrossTheRoom doesn't happen in RealLife, thanks to the First Law of Motion (for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction). So a gun powerful enough to send a body flying would send the shooter flying an equal ''or greater'' distance (since the bullet would be slowed by atmospheric friction before hitting its target). But what if the gun ''was'' [[{{BFG}} powerful enough, firing a sufficiently large and fast slug,]] slug]], to blow someone across the room? Then the shooter would go flying as well. That's this trope, when a firearm or similar weapon is powerful enough to knock the person firing it down, or actually hurl them through the air.

[[JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}} Basically, it's]] BlownAcrossTheRoom [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] RealityEnsues. Subtrope of LawOfInverseRecoil. Related to {{BFG}} through RuleOfCool, and ToonPhysics through RuleOfFunny. The {{Invoked}} {{Invoked|Trope}} version is RecoilBoost, defied by AnchoredAttackStance. Contrast WeaponizedExhaust.



* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''. The anti-aircraft cannon is not secured to the ground the way it's supposed to be. As a result, when it's fired at the Japanese submarine offshore it rolls backwards along the ground and ''into'' a wooden building.

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* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''. ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'': The anti-aircraft cannon is not secured to the ground the way it's supposed to be. As a result, when it's fired at the Japanese submarine offshore it rolls backwards along the ground and ''into'' a wooden building.



* ''Film/ThreeAmigos''. When Ned Nederlander has his showdown with the German pilot, El Guapo's 2nd in command Jefe replaces his normal revolver with a much larger and more powerful pistol. When Ned fires it he's blown backwards about 10 yards.

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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos''. ''Film/ThreeAmigos'': When Ned Nederlander has his showdown with the German pilot, El Guapo's 2nd in command second-in-command Jefe replaces his normal revolver with a much larger and more powerful pistol. When Ned fires it it, he's blown backwards about 10 yards.



* In ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', gunsmith Ranette makes for Wax an especially powerful shotgun, with heavy loads meant to take out [[MadeOfIron Pewterarms]] or [[ImplacableMan Koloss-Blooded]]. Wax describes the shells as nearly as big as a man's wrist. This trope happens twice during a TraintopBattle: the first time is {{Downplayed}}, as the bandit firing Wax's new shotgun merely breaks his hand trying to shoot it from the hip. Moments later, Steris tries firing the gun from a properly braced and kneeling position, and is thrown off the train entirely. Later, the gun ''finally'' gets used for (more or less) it's intended purpose: Wax fires it at an enemy Coinshot, who is BlownAcrossTheRoom without even ''touching'' the bullet (he tried Pushing it away from him, but it was too massive and moving too fast, so the Coinshot himself had to move).

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* In ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', gunsmith Ranette makes for Wax an especially powerful shotgun, with heavy loads meant to take out [[MadeOfIron Pewterarms]] or [[ImplacableMan Koloss-Blooded]]. Wax describes the shells as nearly as big as a man's wrist. This trope happens twice during a TraintopBattle: the first time is {{Downplayed}}, {{Downplayed|Trope}}, as the bandit firing Wax's new shotgun merely breaks his hand trying to shoot it from the hip. Moments later, Steris tries firing the gun from a properly braced and kneeling position, and is thrown off the train entirely. Later, the gun ''finally'' gets used for (more or less) it's intended purpose: Wax fires it at an enemy Coinshot, who is BlownAcrossTheRoom without even ''touching'' the bullet (he tried Pushing it away from him, but it was too massive and moving too fast, so the Coinshot himself had to move).



* ''Videogame/GetAmped:'' A few weapons and gears will cause the user to be propelled back when they fire things from it, but the cake goes to Borg-specific gear "EL Expansion" where its strongest attack - a WaveMotionGun - will push the user several steps back, possibly into a BottomlessPit.
* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the boss Marx's BreathWeapon move (where he shoots a gigantic laser out of his mouth) propels him far backwards outside of the screen.

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* ''Videogame/GetAmped:'' ''Videogame/GetAmped'': A few weapons and gears will cause the user to be propelled back when they fire things from it, but the cake goes to Borg-specific gear "EL Expansion" where its strongest attack - -- a WaveMotionGun - -- will push the user several steps back, possibly into a BottomlessPit.
* In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', the boss Marx's BreathWeapon move (where he shoots a gigantic laser out of his mouth) propels him far backwards outside of the screen.



* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}:'' [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/07/27/spacetrawler-62/ Here]], Pierrot fires a handgun while spacewalking, and the recoil sends him flying away from the ship. In the comments below that page, Baldwin admits that he [[RuleOfFunny sacrificed realism for humor on that count.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}:'' [[http://spacetrawler.com/2010/07/27/spacetrawler-62/ Here]], Pierrot fires a handgun while spacewalking, and the recoil sends him flying away from the ship. In the comments below that page, Baldwin admits that he [[RuleOfFunny sacrificed realism for humor on that count.]]count]].



* During the filming of ''Film/{{Predator}}'', actors firing [[GatlingGood "Ol' Painless"]] had to be braced offscreen so they wouldn't be knocked on their asses, and this was only when firing ''blanks'' (and none of the guys shooting it are what you'd call small). Jesse Ventura described it as "like firing a chainsaw."

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* During the filming of ''Film/{{Predator}}'', actors firing [[GatlingGood "Ol' Painless"]] had to be braced offscreen so they wouldn't be knocked on their asses, and this was only when firing ''blanks'' (and none of the guys shooting it are what you'd call small). Jesse Ventura Wrestling/JesseVentura described it as "like firing a chainsaw."

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* In ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019'', Carol discovers after unlocking her binary state that her blasts are strong enough to blow enemies across the room and herself in the other direction. The first time she blasts someone, she's hurled back several feet into some furniture behind her.

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