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Basic Trope: A projectile attack that is very slow.

  • Straight: The Turtleshot gun shoots a bullet that is slightly faster than running pace.
  • Exaggerated:
    • The bullet is almost immobile once it leaves the barrel.
    • All guns fire lubriciously slow bullets.
  • Downplayed: Bullets from turtleshot guns are abnormally slow for bullets, but it’s not noticeable unless they’re firing at very fast targets like jets.
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  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: The bullets start slow, but massively speed-up as soon as they lock onto the player.
  • Double Subverted: The bullets start slow, and then zoom offscreen. When they return onscreen, they’re ridiculously slow.
  • Parodied:
    • The bullets literally stop in midair, and Hiro has to beg his opponents to throw themselves into it.
    • Bob dodges between the bullets matrix style…in real time, considering how slow the bullets are. No-one is impressed.
  • Zig Zagged: The gun is essentially random: the bullets are ether impossibly fast, ludicrously slow, or anything in between.
  • Averted: All projectiles travel at realistic speeds for said projectiles.
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  • Enforced: It’s a Necessary Weasel to make a Bullet Hell game playable.
  • Lampshaded: “Oh, thank god for sluggish, dodge-able bullets!”
  • Invoked: A Mad Scientist makes a gun that fire stupidly slow bullets because he thinks it’s funny.
  • Exploited:
    • Hiro knows the bullets are really slow, and not only dodges them but goads his opponents into touching them themselves.
    • Evulz uses a glue gun in concert with the weapon, to ensure his foes are immobile and thus can’t dodge it.
    • Hiro uses one gun that shoots slower bullets and another that uses faster bullets: his fighting style involves firing out a load of both, with the hope that his enemy, who can dodge fast bullets, ends up getting distracted and overwhelmed and jumping right into one of the slower ones still floating around.
  • Defied: “What it this nonsense? If you’re giving me a gun, give me one that shoots bullets faster than walking pace?”
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  • Conversed: ???

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