When it comes to cops, secret government agents, soldiers--pretty much any kind of investigative character who uses a gun to fight bad guys--there's a lot of clichés I think need to be put to rest. For my main character Vincent and his fellow gunslingers, I've tried to avoid: "I know he's lying/telling the truth/good/bad/etc. because I looked into his eyes." "I never miss a shot/fail a mission/lose a fight. Ever. Except that one time when it really mattered and it absolutely destroyed my confidence." "I'm Billy Badass. Kick me in the face and I'll wipe my lip, then smile and break all of your ribs with one punch to your nuts." "I regret having to kill and it destroys my soul each and every time I pull the trigger. But I'm going to keep doing it, because who will if I won't? I mean besides the other thousands of my colleagues. Besides them." What other clichés have you seen that should die in action characters?