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Aug 20th 2013 at 9:07:51 AM •••

If the A-Team were terrible marksmen, they would've hit someone by accident at some point. I think A-Team Firing should actually refer to the ability to intentionally miss someone while appearing to be aiming for them. The second-season premiere episode of Burn Notice provides a more obvious example.

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Aug 20th 2013 at 9:59:00 AM •••

You're missing the whole point of the trope. It's not about someone being a terrible marksman, it's about people firing at each other and not hitting when they should, because of plot and/or ratings.

Jun 27th 2015 at 4:43:46 PM •••

In both cases, then X-Com Firing would be a better line- when nobody can hit worth a damn.

Jul 18th 2013 at 10:48:15 AM •••

Would it perhaps be fair to restrict real life examples strictly to instances where there is lots of dakka but few people if any actually get hit, as opposed to simple cases of inaccurate weaponry being deployed?

Dec 7th 2010 at 7:32:12 PM •••

Point of clarification: I believe that the page title (and all references to it) needs to be revised to "A-Team Firing"; the hyphen is part of the trope-naming TV show title (, and without the hyphen, the title "A Team Firing" means "a firing by some team" rather than "firing in the style of the A-Team".

In grammatical terms: with the hyphen, the whole "A-Team" acts as an adjective describing the type of firing; without it, "a" and "team" act as separate adjectives, neither with the meaning intended for this trope.

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Aug 26th 2010 at 3:53:13 PM •••

Is there a parallel trope for "A-Team Car Wrecks"? The A-Team always managed to cause their opponents to crash their vehicles, after which the occupants emerged unharmed.

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