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** Also inverted when Raynor guns down a hydralisk Zerg in one shot with his heavy penetration rifle. The shell is big enough that it embeds itself in the ground with a thunk when it ejects, like the Ring in the ''Main/LordOfTheRings'' films when Bilbo finally lets go and drops it to the floor.

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** Also inverted when Raynor guns down a hydralisk Zerg in one shot with his heavy penetration rifle. The shell is big enough that it embeds itself in the ground with a thunk when it ejects, like the Ring in the ''Main/LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' films when Bilbo finally lets go and drops it to the floor.


** Also TruthInTelevision. A fresh hot shell casing down your collar burns [[ShapedLikeItself pretty much like you'd expect a hot piece of metal falling down your shirt would.]] Many modern military uniforms include a velcro tab on the underside of the collar so that you can turn it into a mandarin collar to protect yourself from this occupational hazard. Some female gun enthusiasts on YouTube have also confessed to re-evaluating their cleavage limits after such occurences.

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** Also TruthInTelevision. A fresh hot shell casing down your collar burns [[ShapedLikeItself pretty much like you'd expect a hot piece of metal falling down your shirt would.]] Many modern military uniforms include a velcro tab on the underside of the collar so that you can turn it into a mandarin collar to protect yourself from this occupational hazard. Some female gun enthusiasts on YouTube Website/YouTube have also confessed to re-evaluating their cleavage limits after such occurences.


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* This makes an appearance in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' movie ''Film/TheArkOfTruth''. During the course of the movie Replicators get unleashed on the ''Odyssey''. A group of airmen guard the entrance to the Asgard Computer Core so Carter and Marks can find the command to shut the Replicators down. By the time they do, the hall way is covered in spent shells and Replicator blocks.

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* This makes an appearance *''Series/StargateSG1'':
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in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' movie ''Film/TheArkOfTruth''. During the course of the movie Replicators get unleashed on the ''Odyssey''. A group of airmen guard the entrance to the Asgard Computer Core so Carter and Marks can find the command to shut the Replicators down. By the time they do, the hall way is covered in spent shells and Replicator blocks.



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the limiting factor on the guns' ammunition isn't the ammunition itself but the heat sinks that allow them to keep firing without melting. Whenever Shepard reloads he ejects a spent heat sink that looks remarkably like a red-hot shell casing.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
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limiting factor on the guns' ammunition isn't the ammunition itself but the heat sinks that allow them to keep firing without melting. Whenever Shepard reloads he ejects a spent heat sink that looks remarkably like a red-hot shell casing.


* Happens repeatedly in various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' anime, which is bad news for any innocent bystanders, considering the shells are typically a) the size of oil drums and b) falling from sevewral stories up.

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* Happens repeatedly in various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' anime, which is bad news for any innocent bystanders, considering the shells are typically a) the size of oil drums and b) falling from sevewral several stories up.


* In ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', there's a scene in which a civilian, caught in a battle between two mechs, is killed when a mecha-sized empty casing (coming with several others from a mecha-sized machine gun) falls on her head.

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* Happens repeatedly in various ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' anime, which is bad news for any innocent bystanders, considering the shells are typically a) the size of oil drums and b) falling from sevewral stories up.
** In the very first episode of the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' Amuro is nearly killed by spent casings from a Zaku's pan-fed machine gun after running out of an emergency shelter.
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In ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'', there's a scene in which a civilian, caught in a battle between two mechs, is killed when a mecha-sized empty casing (coming with several others from a mecha-sized machine gun) falls on her head.



** In "Gundam: The Origin," Amuro gets too close to a Zaku while trying to evacuate the colony, and has to run from a shower of 140mm shells.

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** In "Gundam: The Origin," Amuro gets too close to a Zaku while trying to evacuate *** And ''again'' in the colony, and has to run from a shower of 140mm shells.partisan mop-up operation scene in the sixth ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'' movie.


* A gorgeous artsy example in ''Avalon'', from a tank.

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* A gorgeous artsy example in ''Avalon'', ''Film/{{Avalon}}'', from a tank.



* ''Film/DarkBlueWorld'' (2001). Casings are seen ejected from the Spitfires during the mid-air battles. According to the DVDCommentary the director made a point of including this, having owned toy Spitfires as a boy and noting the ejector ports.

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* ''Film/DarkBlueWorld'' ''Dark Blue World'' (2001). Casings are seen ejected from the Spitfires during the mid-air battles. According to the DVDCommentary the director made a point of including this, having owned toy Spitfires as a boy and noting the ejector ports.


* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': Nite Owl's ship has a minigun, and a compartment in the floor for catching spent shells.

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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': Nite Owl's ship has a minigun, and a floor compartment in the floor with pop-up chute for catching spent shells.casings.


Compare DramaticGunCock.

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Compare DramaticGunCock.
DramaticGunCock. When combined with InfiniteAmmo, may raise the FridgeLogic of where all that ammunition [[{{Hammerspace}} was]] ''before'' it was fired...


* Disturbed's video for "Indestructible" features footage of this, presumably from a Gatling gun.

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* Disturbed's Music/{{Disturbed}}'s video for "Indestructible" features footage of this, presumably from a Gatling gun.


* In the first episode of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', the audience is [[FetishFuel treated]] / [[{{Squick}} subjected]] to a small shower of golden [=5.7x28mm=] shells seemingly originating from the female protagonist's groin.
* The ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' OVA opens with a shot of 20mm shells falling from Shin's F-8E Crusader as he tears up a column of enemy tanks.

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* In the first episode of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', the audience is [[FetishFuel [[{{Fanservice}} treated]] / [[{{Squick}} subjected]] to a small shower of golden [=5.7x28mm=] shells seemingly originating from the female protagonist's groin.
* The ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' ''Manga/Area88'' OVA opens with a shot of 20mm shells falling from Shin's F-8E Crusader as he tears up a column of enemy tanks.

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In scenarios involving HumongousMecha, the falling bullet casings from said mecha's guns can present a danger to whoever and whatever is unlucky enough to be under them.


* The ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' TV anime absolutely ''relishes'' on this.

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* The ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' TV anime absolutely ''relishes'' on in this.


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* The second season of the ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' anime has a minigun surrounding its wielder in spent shells, with the added effect that - because of the way [=VRMMORPGs=] handle broken items like spent ammunition - the shells quickly shatter into light.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Downwell}}'' has an upgrade that lets you weaponize this by heating up the bullet casings so they damage enemies.


* ''Series/MythBusters'': after blowing a fish barrel to hell with a minigun, there's a huge pile of spent shells.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'': after After blowing a fish barrel to hell with a minigun, there's a huge pile of spent shells.

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