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Basic Trope: A gunman can push enemies away just by shooting them.

  • Straight: When an enemy is shot, he gets shoved backward.
  • Exaggerated: A shot enemy flies around the entire earth.
  • Justified:
    • The gunman is using explosive weapons.
    • The gun has a lot of recoil, energy, and a huge caliber.
    • Rounds explicitly designed to not go through the enemy are used so all the momentum of the bullet goes to the target. This is mainly to knock enemies off their feet and render them prone more than actually killing them.
  • Inverted:
    • The enemy is moved towards the shooter.
    • The gunman is pushed away from his enemy, who doesn't move.
  • Subverted: The enemy is moved backwards... then it turns out that he was jumping back to make it look like the bullet was shoving him away.
  • Double Subverted: The enemy is moved backwards, and he says he was jumping back, but it turns out that he was moving in a way that could not have been under his own power.
  • Parodied: An enemy gets hit by a pebble and becomes A Twinkle in the Sky.
  • Deconstructed:
    • The enemy is blown back, but Newton's Third Law is observed and the gunman is blown back just as far.
    • Due to the force exerted on only a small part of the body, the part of the enemy that got shot gets blown off while the rest of the body remains relatively still (as Inertia Is a Cruel Mistress).
  • Reconstructed: The world's militaries compensate for the force with special shock-reducing equipment all gunmen must wear.
  • Zig Zagged: Some weapons cause push while others don't and still others cause push on both the gunman and the enemy.
  • Averted: Those who are shot do not get shoved back drastically.
  • Enforced: "We don't want to show people the real effects of bullets prewatershed, so let's have them be thrown backwards instead of bleeding".
  • Lampshaded: "These bullets sure can throw our enemies around."
  • Invoked: Gunmen are deliberately equipped with explosive ammunition to blow their targets away.
  • Defied: The enemy stays in place until he's well-ridden with bullets and dead, not moving an inch.
  • Discussed: "Oh great, it's that guy with the really really strong bullets"
  • Conversed: "I hate how bullets act like express trains in films!"

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