To be fair, nobody is really certain why this happens. It’s the same reason that, in Superman Returns, the bad guy uses all the ammunition in a fighter-jet sized gatling gun on Superman unsuccessfully, and THEN pulls out a handgun and shoots him. It’s like smacking a rock with your fists and then throwing a pebble at it.
They throw it more out of frustration than anything else (although on “Barnie Miller” they had a story where a cop in a bullet-proof vest was killed by a thrown gun to the temple).
In superman Returns, after finding random high-powered shots to the body didn’t work, the gunman tried a single accurate shot to the most vulnerable place he could find. Given that, at that point, he had nothing to lose, it was worth ‘a shot’ (sorry… bad pun).
I think they do it for the lolz. They figure eh I’m going down but at least I’ll go down funny.
I guess some mysteries can never be explained……..
What is more confusing is how, in some shows, the hero will dodge the thrown gun after standing defiantly before the bullets.
In the old shows the gunfire would be special effects while the gun was an actual prop. If the hero got hit by one it would actually hurt.
I just figured that while he was bulletproof his real weakness was the guns themselves. That and kryptonite.
And now I’m having flashbacks to the Super Smash Bros. Series of videogames, where throwing your gun is actually a completely valid tactic, and in some cases better than actually firing it.
i just remembered: the golden-age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, was vulnerable to WOOD-so a crook throwing a gun with a wooden stock at him would actually be more effective than shooting it…
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