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19th Mar '17 10:58:56 AM Vir
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Beware the TrickArrow, however! More than one would-be badass has been undone when a seemingly-normal arrow has [[TheAvengers exploded in their hands]] or [[SamuraiJack suddenly turned into a snake. ]]

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Beware the TrickArrow, however! More than one would-be badass has been undone when a seemingly-normal arrow has [[TheAvengers exploded in their hands]] or [[SamuraiJack [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack suddenly turned into a snake. ]]
17th Mar '17 4:23:54 AM doorhandle
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Beware the TrickArrow, however! More than one would-be badass has been undone when a seemingly-normal arrow has [[TheAvengers exploded in their hands]] or [[SamuraiJack suddenly turned into a snake. ]]
9th Feb '17 7:25:32 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'':''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Everyone and their brother catches arrows on this show. It may as well be right there in the title.



** Season 2 has [[spoiler: League of Assassin's Al-Owal (The First),the man who trained Malcolm himself]] catching an arrow shot at him...from behind without even looking.
** In "Invasion!", Thea passes Sara an arrow by firing it. Sara catches it and stabs Darhk with it.

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** Season 2 has [[spoiler: League of Assassin's Al-Owal (The First),the man who trained Malcolm himself]] catching an arrow shot at him... from behind without even looking.
** In "Invasion!", Thea passes Sara an arrow by firing it. Sara catches it and stabs (an illusion of) Damien Darhk with it.it.
** Surprisely, it took until the twelfth episode of season five (Bratva) for Oliver to be shown catching an arrow.
13th Dec '16 8:25:18 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Happened earlier in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', where Dorfl the golem catches a crossbow bolt fired by Sergeant Detritus. Well, he doesn't so much catch the arrow as stop it, but the bolt in question was ''a huge metal arrow'' fired from ''a converted ballista''. Golems are incredibly strong, and much faster than they look.

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** Happened earlier **It happens in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', where Dorfl the golem catches a crossbow bolt fired by Sergeant Detritus. Well, he doesn't so much catch the arrow as stop it, but the bolt in question was ''a huge metal arrow'' fired from ''a converted ballista''. Golems are incredibly strong, and much faster than they look.



* Eragon does one near the end of ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eldest]]''.

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* %%* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'': Eragon does one near the end of ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eldest]]''.'' Eldest''.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Nulso can catch the arrows Annala shoots at him because [[BarrierWarrior his barrier slows the arrow's speed to the point where this is possible]]. He rather block it entirely.
2nd Dec '16 12:56:46 PM ultimomant
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** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Comicboo/{{Loki}} catches one of {{Hawkeye}}'s arrows a second before it can go through his eye, as Hawkeye has expressed a desire to do. He then turns to look at it with the [[SmugSnake smuggest most shit-eating smirk imaginable on his face.]] [[spoiler:And then the explosive tip detonates in his face.]]

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** In ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', Comicboo/{{Loki}} Comicbook/{{Loki}} catches one of {{Hawkeye}}'s Comicbook/{{Hawkeye}}'s arrows a second before it can go through his eye, as Hawkeye has expressed a desire to do. He then turns to look at it with the [[SmugSnake smuggest most shit-eating smirk imaginable on his face.]] [[spoiler:And then the explosive tip detonates in his face.]]
2nd Dec '16 12:54:06 PM ultimomant
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* In one of the flashbacks to the Island on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Yao Fei shoots an arrow at Deathstroke, who catches it easily.

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In one of the flashbacks to the Island on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Island, Yao Fei shoots an arrow at Deathstroke, who catches it easily.


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** In "Invasion!", Thea passes Sara an arrow by firing it. Sara catches it and stabs Darhk with it.
1st Nov '16 11:17:49 AM DustSnitch
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It can be justified in some cases by giving a character an advantage such as SuperReflexes thanks to a innate ability or CharlesAtlasSuperpower. It's a good way for the BadassNormal to show off in comparison to the truly superpowered or just the general {{Badass}} in works where everybody's going medieval on each other.

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It can be justified in some cases by giving a character an advantage such as SuperReflexes thanks to a innate ability or CharlesAtlasSuperpower. It's a good way for the BadassNormal to show off in comparison to the truly superpowered or just the general {{Badass}} badass in works where everybody's going medieval on each other.



* Franchise/{{Batman}} once caught a TrickArrow shot by Speedy (Roy) over his shoulder, without looking. It was meant as a joke by Roy, and it [[{{Badass}} made a durable impression]] on him until long after he [[SidekickGraduationsStick became Arsenal]].

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} once caught a TrickArrow shot by Speedy (Roy) over his shoulder, without looking. It was meant as a joke by Roy, and it [[{{Badass}} made a durable impression]] impression on him until long after he [[SidekickGraduationsStick became Arsenal]].



* Ashitaka does this in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' at one point. It's the shot that takes some guy's arm off. Extra {{Badass}} points in that he immediately reloads it into his bow. He's also shown to be capable to cutting flying arrows out of the air.

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* Ashitaka does this in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' at one point. It's the shot that takes some guy's arm off. Extra {{Badass}} points in that he immediately reloads it into his bow. He's also shown to be capable to cutting flying arrows out of the air.
11th Sep '16 8:46:21 PM PaulA
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* Lanik, the protagonist of the book ''[[Literature/APlanetCalledTreason Treason]]'' by OrsonScottCard does this in a sense, but ups the badass level to impossible by slowing time (really just speeding himself up so that everyone else appears to be moving in 100x slow motion) right as a squad of archers shoot at his friend. In quicktime, he grabs the arrows and sticks them into the wall behind his friend. The archers, which are an execution squad, are perplexed, but fire again. This time, he goes into quicktime just after they fire, takes the arrows out of midair, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome stabs them back through the respective archers' hands!]]

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* Lanik, the protagonist of the book ''[[Literature/APlanetCalledTreason Treason]]'' ''Literature/{{Treason}}'' by OrsonScottCard Creator/OrsonScottCard does this in a sense, but ups the badass level to impossible by slowing time (really just speeding himself up so that everyone else appears to be moving in 100x slow motion) right as a squad of archers shoot at his friend. In quicktime, he grabs the arrows and sticks them into the wall behind his friend. The archers, which are an execution squad, are perplexed, but fire again. This time, he goes into quicktime just after they fire, takes the arrows out of midair, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome stabs them back through the respective archers' hands!]]hands.



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[spoiler: Regina]] does this in season two after [[spoiler: she gets her magic back and [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red's]] grandmother]] fires a crossbow at her. She then sets it ''on fire'', and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome throws a fireball around the room]]. Needless to say, this cows the crowd into submission.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[spoiler: Regina]] does this in season two after [[spoiler: she gets her magic back and [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red's]] grandmother]] fires a crossbow at her. She then sets it ''on fire'', and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome throws a fireball around the room]].room. Needless to say, this cows the crowd into submission.
31st Jul '16 6:22:46 AM TroperDoper
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** The Master does something similar in an alternate reality when Buffy fires a crossbow at him from around 15 feet away, instead this time he yanks Xander (his lackey in this world) who's standing beside him into the path of the bolt to save himself.
28th Jul '16 5:47:06 AM StFan
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** Punch is strong enough to throw small metal bolts bare-handed, hitting a Lakya with a PrettyLittleHeadshot, going straight through Baron Wulfenbach's leg, and taking out several other of his retinue... until he tries in on Von Pinn. Who catches the bolts effortlessly between two fingers. Punch then tries a whole volley of them, but Von Pinn deflects them all, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040813#.V5n7MyziK70 moving her arms so fast that they become a blur.]]

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** Punch is strong enough to throw small metal bolts bare-handed, hitting a Lakya with a PrettyLittleHeadshot, {{Pretty Little Headshot|s}}, going straight through Baron Wulfenbach's leg, and taking out several other others of his retinue... soldiers... until he tries in it on Von Pinn. Who catches the bolts effortlessly between two fingers. Punch then tries a whole volley of them, but Von Pinn deflects them all, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20040813#.V5n7MyziK70 moving her arms so fast that they become a blur.]]
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