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"Rife-Ill", Way to Die #153, is the third death featured in the season finale "Crying Over Spilled Blood", which aired on July 15, 2012.


A CIA agent named Red Fox is looking to turn a Taliban Assassin named Mula Hakim into helping out against the war on terrorism. The Taliban find this out and hire a hitman codenamed "The One Who Never Misses" to kill Red Fox. He attempts to shoot the agent, but the bullet misses and ends up ricocheting off of a turret, a wall, and finally piercing the hitman through the heart, sending the Taliban sniper to the hell where he belongs. "The One Who Never Misses" technically lived up to his namesake in death, as he kept his record intact by being his own final victim.

"While Red Fox and Mula Hakim discuss what their next steps will be, the Sniper adjusts his scope...takes aim...and fires. He missed. But his bullet gets returned..to sender."

Segment Nickname

  • Backfire
  • Sniped (Spike TV website)
  • Gun Raped

Segment Description

Description as seen on the Spike TV website

  • "A Taliban assassin trying to kill a CIA agent inadvertently kills himself when his shot from a .50 caliber rifle ricochet’s off a building’s facade a quarter mile away and returns on a precise trajectory to blow apart his throat"

Cast & Interviewees

  • Ari Agbabian - Taliban Sniper (lead: intended victim)
  • Paul Thomas Arnold - Red Fox (lead)
  • Aramazd Stepanian - Mula Hakim (lead)
  • Casey Noel - Explosives Technician


  • The town here is the same town in Mexi-Can't.
  • This is the final death to take place in Afghanistan and to focus on the Taliban.
  • This death occurred on the same date as Pornicated and thousands of kilometers away from Tucson, Arizona (where Jonathan Miller, the fatal victim from Pornicated resided before he was killed (buried and choked) by his boxes full of his huge collection of pornography), in USA.
  • In the death the ricochet bullet hits the Taliban Sniper in the back but in the recap CGI the bullet hits in the chest.
  • The gun fired is a McMillan Firearms Manufacturing TAC-50, although it actually looks like a Barrett M82.
  • This is one of the two deaths that focus on the Taliban, the other one is Tali-Bombed

Foreign names

  • El tiro por la culata (Backfire) - Latin American dub
  • Rebotado (Bounced off) - Spanish dub
  • Tod über Bande (Death over Gang) - German dub