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Basic Trope: A character imitates a gun with his hand

  • Straight: Bob uses his hand to mimic a gun
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: Bob only imitates the holding of a gun with a finger on the trigger.
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  • Justified: Bob does it behind his coat to make look like it's a real gun that he's presumably hiding so other people don't notice.
  • Inverted:
    • Arm Cannon is used to mimic a hand.
    • Bob, instead of treating his finger gun like a real gun, treats his real gun like a finger gun.
  • Subverted: Bob's "gun" actually fires
  • Double Subverted: Bait-and-Switch Gunshot
  • Parodied: Apart from the Finger Gun, there's also imaginary bows and arrows, throwing knives, and bazookas.
  • Zig Zagged: Bob realizes the futility of using a Finger Gun, switching instead to his trusty Finger Sword.
  • Averted: Bob makes a finger gun but uses it to make the letter "L".
  • Enforced: "Lets show how Bob is a childish tough guy wannabe. Have him wield a finger gun."
  • Lampshaded:
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  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: The people at the bank Bob is trying to rob just ignore him, because he's clearly just pointing his finger at people and demanding cash.
  • Defied: Bob just pulls out a real gun
  • Discussed: Bob: "POW! HAHA!"
  • Conversed: (firing a pistol, shouting over gunshots) BANG! BANG! BANG!
  • Deconstructed: Bob's playful attitude towards guns leads to disaster when he gets his hands on a real one.
  • Reconstructed: Bob is told that the gun is not a toy, and he learns to use it responsibly, while still using a finger gun playfully.
  • Played For Drama: Bob desperately tries to tell that there is an armed attacker, but does not does not speak there language so he was to wave his finger gun to alert them of the presence of the gunman.

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