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22nd Sep '17 2:38:25 PM ZemplinTemplar
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** Despite the series' many fantasy steampunk elements, handheld guns [[FantasyGunControl don't seem to have been invented yet]] in the setting, so all ranged guard NPCs also fall under this trope, being uniformly archers or crossbowmen.

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** Despite the series' many fantasy steampunk elements, handheld guns [[FantasyGunControl don't seem to have been invented yet]] in the setting, so all ranged guard NPCs {{NPC}}s also fall under this trope, being uniformly archers or crossbowmen.
22nd Sep '17 2:35:31 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' stealth game series, master thief protagonist [[PhantomThief Garrett]] specialises in using his bow and arrows as both a tool and weapon. Mechanical or magical [[TrickArrow arrows with specialised abilities]] are a standard part of his arsenal. Depending on a player's shooting skill, they can be used to manipulate the surrounding environment in favour of better sneaking conditions (e.g. water arrows put out sources of light based on open fires, moss arrows cushion loud tiled floors, etc.). Though Garrett also carries ordinary arrows for self-defence or potential sniping, and has a sword or a dagger for a sidearm, he's much more skilled at being sneaky than fighting others. Hence the games deemphasize melee combat and ranged combat and encourage sneaking and clever gadget usage (including trick arrow shooting with the bow).
* The video game version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' (for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3) had Merida (a "Plucky Princess" with a heart of gold) becoming a badass tough-as-nails archer (soon after Queen Elinor was transformed into a bear by a witch). The EnergyBow, capable of wiping out a few enemies with a single blow, if the player holds down a button correctly (depending on which element).

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thief protagonist [[PhantomThief Garrett]] specialises in using his bow and arrows as both a tool and weapon. Mechanical or magical [[TrickArrow arrows with specialised abilities]] are a standard part of his arsenal. Depending on a player's shooting skill, they can be used to manipulate the surrounding environment in favour of better sneaking conditions (e.g. water arrows put out sources of light based on open fires, moss arrows cushion loud tiled floors, etc.). Though Garrett also carries ordinary arrows for self-defence or potential sniping, and has a sword or a dagger for a sidearm, he's much more skilled at being sneaky than fighting others. Hence the games deemphasize melee combat and ranged combat and encourage sneaking and clever gadget usage (including trick arrow shooting with the bow).
bow). In the original trilogy, the bow is an ordinary but powerful wooden short bow, with an attached sight forged from steel. In the 2014 reboot, the reboot's version of Garrett uses more of a modern compound bow, albeit with 19th century stylings.
** Despite the series' many fantasy steampunk elements, handheld guns [[FantasyGunControl don't seem to have been invented yet]] in the setting, so all ranged guard NPCs also fall under this trope, being uniformly archers or crossbowmen.
* The video game version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' (for UsefulNotes/PlayStation3) had Merida (a "Plucky Princess" with a heart of gold) becoming a badass tough-as-nails archer (soon after Queen Elinor was transformed into a bear by a witch). The EnergyBow, capable of wiping out a few enemies with a single blow, if the player holds down a button correctly (depending on which element).
22nd Sep '17 2:28:27 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Thief}}'' stealth game series, master thief protagonist [[PhantomThief Garrett]] specialises in using his bow and arrows as both a tool and weapon. Mechanical or magical [[TrickArrow arrows with specialised abilities]] are a standard part of his arsenal. Depending on a player's shooting skill, they can be used to manipulate the surrounding environment in favour of better sneaking conditions (e.g. water arrows put out sources of light based on open fires, moss arrows cushion loud tiled floors, etc.). Though Garrett also carries ordinary arrows for self-defence or potential sniping, and has a sword or a dagger for a sidearm, he's much more skilled at being sneaky than fighting others. Hence the games deemphasize melee combat and ranged combat and encourage sneaking and clever gadget usage (including trick arrow shooting with the bow).
16th Sep '17 10:24:29 AM rmctagg09
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* Artemis and her Roman counterpart Diana from Myth/ClassicalMythology. She is the goddess of the moon and hunting, often depicted as standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows at whoever she felt like.
** Also, Orion, a fellow hunter and possibly the only man she respected. [[MultipleChoicePast According to the most popular version]], he either hunted with her and came close to winning her heart, but earned the enmity of Gaea when he threatened to hunt every beast on Earth, and was killed by a giant scorpion sent by the Earth Goddess. Upon Artemis' request, Zeus placed Orion in the heavens as a constellation, who also bestowed the same honor upon the scorpion (as a memorial to the hero's death), where it was known as Scorpio from then on. The constellation Orion immediately dims when Scorpio shows itself - [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he's fleeing for the creature]].
* Teucer, also from Greek mythology. He was reputed to be the finest Achaean archer in the army besieging Troy. He loosed shaft after shaft whilst hiding behind his brother Ajax's shield. The gods themselves had to intervene in order to nerf Teucer's effectiveness, with Apollo sending some of his arrows off course and Zeus breaking his bow.

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Artemis and her Roman counterpart Diana from Myth/ClassicalMythology.Diana. She is the goddess of the moon and hunting, often depicted as standing on top of a mountain and shooting arrows at whoever she felt like.
** Also, Orion, a fellow hunter and possibly the only man she respected. [[MultipleChoicePast According to the most popular version]], he either hunted with her and came close to winning her heart, but earned the enmity of Gaea when he threatened to hunt every beast on Earth, and was killed by a giant scorpion sent by the Earth Goddess. Upon Artemis' request, Zeus placed Orion in the heavens as a constellation, who also bestowed the same honor upon the scorpion (as a memorial to the hero's death), where it was known as Scorpio from then on. The constellation Orion immediately dims when Scorpio shows itself - [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he's fleeing for from the creature]].
* ** Teucer, also from Greek mythology. He was reputed to be the finest Achaean archer in the army besieging Troy. He loosed shaft after shaft whilst hiding behind his brother Ajax's shield. The gods themselves had to intervene in order to nerf Teucer's effectiveness, with Apollo sending some of his arrows off course and Zeus breaking his bow.
8th Aug '17 7:35:39 PM Daedalis
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* This is a common occupation in ComicBook/RedSonja's world. Notable examples include Haron the Quick, twins Ayla and Nias, and Sonja herself.
1st Aug '17 1:47:51 AM angie710
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* Yue from ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' shoots arrows made out of [[LightIsNotGood pure energy]], and has a very cold personality, at least initially. His alter-ego, [[spoiler: Yukito]] is also accomplished in archery, but has none of the associated cold or callous personality.
31st Jul '17 10:13:19 AM Aurameche
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* With the comic being called ''Webcomic/TheArcherAndTheSquirrel'' it would be rather surprising if there wasn't a featured archer in it. The heroine, Lark, takes the main role as the archer part of the name.
29th Jun '17 5:57:03 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': This is [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the case of [[MageMarksman Hiromasa]] who has a muscular build as well as a [[HairTriggerTemper hot-headed]] [[ChallengeSeeker challenge-loving]] personality, but is played straight with Hakurō.
28th Jun '17 9:37:39 AM Nepeta
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** Also, Orion, a fellow hunter and possibly the only man she respected. [[MultipleChoicePast According to the most popular version]], he either hunted with her and came close to winning her heart, but earned the enmity of Gaea when he threatened to hunt every beast on Earth, and was killed by a giant scorpion sent by the Earth Goddess. Upon Artemis' request, Zeus placed Orion in the heavens as a constellation, who also bestowed the same honor upon the scorpion (as a memorial to the hero's death), where it was known as Scorpio from then on.

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** Also, Orion, a fellow hunter and possibly the only man she respected. [[MultipleChoicePast According to the most popular version]], he either hunted with her and came close to winning her heart, but earned the enmity of Gaea when he threatened to hunt every beast on Earth, and was killed by a giant scorpion sent by the Earth Goddess. Upon Artemis' request, Zeus placed Orion in the heavens as a constellation, who also bestowed the same honor upon the scorpion (as a memorial to the hero's death), where it was known as Scorpio from then on. The constellation Orion immediately dims when Scorpio shows itself - [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he's fleeing for the creature]].
25th Jun '17 5:25:57 PM Abodos
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* While neither are shown actually using bows and arrows onscreen, Revali and Teba still fit the attributes of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. They're both slender [[BirdPeople Rito]] men who are skilled in archery, prefer to [[IWorkAlone work alone]] (Revali because of his narcissism, Teba because he's simply stubborn), and are initially disdainful of [[TheHero Link]].
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