Follow TV Tropes


Awesome / Ghost in the Shell

Go To

  • Near the climax of the 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie, we see Major Kusanagi taking on a light tank with nothing but an assault rifle and a pair of grenades (plus a late assist from Batou's "Standard-Issue Big Gun"). It's a thing of beauty that inspired many later action scenes, up to and including The Matrix's famous lobby shootout, and if anything it's better done than all of them.
  • During the above scene, Batou gets one when he proceeds to casually pump the tank full of holes with his big gun.
  • The equivalent arc in the manga (which involves terrorists in cahoots with the government) sees Motoko figure out the people behind the tank are Section-1. Aramaki goes to the head of S-1, tells him his people are shooting at S-9's, and after the head's "Yes? And?" reaction, pulls a gun on him and makes him recall his forces at gunpoint.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: