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My Legions of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.—Evil Overlord List, Item no. 56
When has an action hero ever, even once, been killed by machinegun fire, no matter how many hundreds of rounds? The hit men should simply reject them and say, "No can do, Boss. They never work in this kind of movie."
Brigadier: No casualties?Turner: No, sir. All well. Fortunately Vaughn's jackboots couldn't... couldn't shoot a flying elephant.
—Doctor Who, The Invasion
I don't even really have to dodge. He just kind of misses.—Aang, Avatar The Abridged Series
The great thing about Jeremy's shooting is that you are perfectly safe just as long as you stand right in front of the target.—James May on Jeremy Clarkson's aim, Top Gear
Stormtrooper 1: Have we ever hit anyone with these guns?Stormtrooper 2: I hit a bird once.
—Family Guy: Something Something Something Dark Side
I don't know, I just feel like we all have really great aim until the second we put on these helmets...
The bad guys are always lousy shots in the movies. Three villains with Uzis will go after the hero, spraying thousands of rounds which miss him, after which he picks them off with a handgun.
A fierce battle follows, during which about 1 in 10 shots fired actually hits something.
Lister: Why don't we meet anyone nice?Cat: Why don't we ever meet anyone who can shoot straight?
—Red Dwarf, Quarantine
You missed! How could you miss?! He was three feet infront of you!—Mushu, Mulan who didn't miss - she just wasn't aiming at what Mushu thought she was aiming for.
Lucky Luke: [A shot misses him and hits a cow] It's a shame to be such a lousy shot.Jolly Jumper: You'll not hear me complain.
—Lucky Luke, The Rivals of Painful Gulch
Seeing the film the first time, I was swept away, and have remained swept ever since. Seeing this restored version, I tried to be more objective and noted that the gun battles on board the spaceships go on a bit too long; it is remarkable that the Empire marksmen never hit anyone important.—Ebert, again, reviewing the Special Edition of A New Hope.
Look son, being a good shot, being quick with a pistol, that don't do no harm, but it don't mean much next to being cool-headed. A man who will keep his head and not get rattled under fire, like as not, he'll kill ya. It ain't so easy to shoot a man anyhow, especially if the son-of-a-bitch is shootin' back at you.—Little Bill Daggett, Unforgiven