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29th Oct '16 1:38:30 PM rafi
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' - Chess fires flaming arrows at Sanji and Chopper after Kuromarimo throws balls of highly flammable hair at them.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' - Sailor Mars shoots arrows that are made of fire...from a bow that is also made of fire.
* ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' - FLAAAAARE...ARROW!!! This spell generates an arrow of pure fire, though if the caster isn't strong in black magic, it comes out more like a carrot.
* ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'' - Shogen Itadori's [[RedshirtArmy army]] begins their assault on Shishine with a barrage of fire arrows. This has little effect due to the snow.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' - In the Drum arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'', Chess fires flaming arrows at Sanji and Chopper after Kuromarimo throws balls of highly flammable hair at them.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' - In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', Sailor Mars shoots arrows that are made of fire...from a bow that is also made of fire.
* ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' - In ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'', Shogen Itadori's [[RedshirtArmy army]] begins their assault on Shishine with a barrage of fire arrows. This has little effect due to the snow.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has a spell called
FLAAAAARE...ARROW!!! This spell generates an arrow of pure fire, though if the caster isn't strong in black magic, it comes out more like a carrot.
* ''Anime/SwordOfTheStranger'' - Shogen Itadori's [[RedshirtArmy army]] begins their assault on Shishine with a barrage of fire arrows. This has little effect due to the snow.
carrot.



* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' - ''Detective Comics'' #828 has the recently reformed Riddler taking a bow and arrow from a museum exhibit, wrapping his trademark question-mark tie around it, lighting it with a cigarette lighter, and shooting it into a murderer that wears coconut-fiber armor (don't ask). Riddler then proceeds to ring the museum's alarm, and [[GoodIsNotNice proceeds to taunt the burning man by holding a fire extinguisher in front of him, but refusing to douse the flames]]. Batman extinguishes the man anyway, though.

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* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' - ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''. ''Detective Comics'' #828 has the recently reformed Riddler taking a bow and arrow from a museum exhibit, wrapping his trademark question-mark tie around it, lighting it with a cigarette lighter, and shooting it into a murderer that wears coconut-fiber armor (don't ask). Riddler then proceeds to ring the museum's alarm, and [[GoodIsNotNice proceeds to taunt the burning man by holding a fire extinguisher in front of him, but refusing to douse the flames]]. Batman extinguishes the man anyway, though.



29th Oct '16 1:32:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GuildWars'', being a skill-heavy game, rangers have different bow attacks that do can light a foe on fire, do a massive amount of fire damage in one hit, give all bow attacks a fire-damage bonus for a period of time, and do explosive damage that affects all nearby foes when a target is hit.

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* In ''GuildWars'', ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', being a skill-heavy game, rangers have different bow attacks that do can light a foe on fire, do a massive amount of fire damage in one hit, give all bow attacks a fire-damage bonus for a period of time, and do explosive damage that affects all nearby foes when a target is hit.
19th Oct '16 4:33:06 AM AgentKyles
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* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'': [[spoiler:Beetee gives Katniss Everdeen special explosive-tipped arrows. And they are ''very'' explosive.]]

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* ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjayPart1'': [[spoiler:Beetee ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay'': Like in the book, Beetee gives Katniss Everdeen special explosive-tipped arrows. And they are ''very'' explosive.]]



* In {{Mockingjay}} Katniss and Gale are supplied with three kinds of "trick arrows" invented by Beetee, one type of which are incendiary.

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* In {{Mockingjay}} ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]'' Katniss and Gale are supplied with three kinds of "trick arrows" invented by Beetee, one type of which are incendiary.
21st Sep '16 10:55:03 PM jormis29
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* The Algerians in ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}: European Wars'' have a special Archer unit that fires flaming arrows that are used to set buildings and ships on fire. They're also available as mercenaries to other factions.

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* The Algerians in ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}: European Wars'' ''VideoGame/CossacksEuropeanWars'' have a special Archer unit that fires flaming arrows that are used to set buildings and ships on fire. They're also available as mercenaries to other factions.
20th Sep '16 9:40:44 PM jormis29
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* The Algerians in ''Cossacks: European Wars'' have a special Archer unit that fires flaming arrows that are used to set buildings and ships on fire. They're also available as mercenaries to other factions.

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* The Algerians in ''Cossacks: ''VideoGame/{{Cossacks}}: European Wars'' have a special Archer unit that fires flaming arrows that are used to set buildings and ships on fire. They're also available as mercenaries to other factions.
13th Sep '16 2:20:36 AM jormis29
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* Seeing as ''{TabletopGame/{Exalted}}'' has Charms that replicate nearly every variation on weapons or physical actions that can be thought of, of course there'd been a Charm that allows you to light your arrows on fire without a match.

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* Seeing as ''{TabletopGame/{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has Charms that replicate nearly every variation on weapons or physical actions that can be thought of, of course there'd been a Charm that allows you to light your arrows on fire without a match.
13th Sep '16 2:20:01 AM jormis29
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* Seeing as ''{{Exalted}}'' has Charms that replicate nearly every variation on weapons or physical actions that can be thought of, of course there'd been a Charm that allows you to light your arrows on fire without a match.

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* Seeing as ''{{Exalted}}'' ''{TabletopGame/{Exalted}}'' has Charms that replicate nearly every variation on weapons or physical actions that can be thought of, of course there'd been a Charm that allows you to light your arrows on fire without a match.



* ''{{GURPS}}'' correctly mentions that the burning rag is behind the arrow head and penalizes accuracy. The burning damage is fairly unimpressive without magical assistance. ''Low-Tech'' has a variety of them including one that uses a small explosive charge.

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* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' correctly mentions that the burning rag is behind the arrow head and penalizes accuracy. The burning damage is fairly unimpressive without magical assistance. ''Low-Tech'' has a variety of them including one that uses a small explosive charge.
29th Jul '16 8:29:40 PM Doug86
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion gives the specific order, "Rain fire on them" when Stannis is landing his forces before the castle walls in the Battle of Blackwater. There seems no reason to use flaming arrows except for psychological purposes (earlier a flaming arrow was used to set off a [[GreekFire wildfire]] explosion) and all it does it cause their toughest soldier to have a HeroicBSOD when he sees a ManOnFire. Tends to stick out as in [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the novels on which its based]], GeorgeRRMartin avoids HollywoodTactics -- flaming arrows are only used when someone wants to set a building on fire. And in the wildlings' attack on Castle Black, ''both'' sides use flaming arrows for no discernible reason whatsoever.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Tyrion gives the specific order, "Rain fire on them" when Stannis is landing his forces before the castle walls in the Battle of Blackwater. There seems no reason to use flaming arrows except for psychological purposes (earlier a flaming arrow was used to set off a [[GreekFire wildfire]] explosion) and all it does it cause their toughest soldier to have a HeroicBSOD when he sees a ManOnFire. Tends to stick out as in [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the novels on which its based]], GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin avoids HollywoodTactics -- flaming arrows are only used when someone wants to set a building on fire. And in the wildlings' attack on Castle Black, ''both'' sides use flaming arrows for no discernible reason whatsoever.
23rd Jul '16 7:41:55 PM TheBigBopper
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Creators of fiction generally agree that [[IncendiaryExponent setting things on fire]] is awesome, so in military conflict they love to depict archers shooting volleys of flaming arrows at the enemy regardless of whether the situation is a field battle, a siege, or naval combat. A RainOfArrows looks cooler if the arrows trail fire as they streak through the sky, and it's especially cool when they're used at night so that they light up the air like laser beams. There is also a general assumption that any projectile that is on fire will inflict more damage than one that isn't. Whatever the arrows hit will catch on fire, be it tents, thatched roofs, wooden structures, or some hapless RedShirt, who--in addition to being pierced by an arrow--will immediately [[ManOnFire burst into flame]], writhing for a moment before falling off the battlements with a StockScream. On a larger scale, military forces might also fire giant flaming projectiles from siege artillery such as catapults and ballistae. Lastly, sometimes an archer will shoot a single flaming arrow into the sky like a flare, signaling a message to distant units.

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Creators of fiction generally agree that [[IncendiaryExponent setting things on fire]] is awesome, so in military conflict they love to depict archers shooting volleys of flaming arrows at the enemy regardless of whether the situation is a field battle, a siege, or naval combat. A RainOfArrows looks cooler if the arrows trail fire as they streak through the sky, and it's especially cool when they're used at night so that they light up the air like laser beams. There is also a general assumption that any projectile that is on fire will inflict more damage than one that isn't. Whatever the arrows hit will catch on fire, be it tents, thatched roofs, wooden structures, or some hapless RedShirt, who--in addition to being pierced by an arrow--will immediately [[ManOnFire burst into flame]], writhing for a moment in panic before falling off the battlements with a StockScream. On a larger scale, military forces might also fire giant flaming projectiles from siege artillery such as catapults and ballistae. Lastly, sometimes an archer will shoot a single flaming arrow into the sky like a flare, signaling a message to distant units.
23rd Jul '16 7:41:30 PM TheBigBopper
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Creators of fiction generally agree that [[IncendiaryExponent setting things on fire]] is awesome, so in military conflict they love to depict archers shooting volleys of flaming arrows at the enemy regardless of whether the situation is a field battle, a siege, or naval combat. A RainOfArrows looks cooler if the arrows trail fire as they streak through the sky, and it's especially cool when they're used at night so that they light up the air like laser beams. There is also a general assumption that any projectile that is on fire will inflict more damage than one that isn't. Whatever the arrows hit will catch on fire, be it tents, thatched roofs, wooden structures, or some hapless RedShirt, who--in addition to being pierced by an arrow--will [[ManOnFire burst into flame]], writhing for a moment before falling off the battlements with a StockScream. On a larger scale, military forces might also fire giant flaming projectiles from siege artillery such as catapults and ballistae. Lastly, sometimes an archer will shoot a single flaming arrow into the sky like a flare, signaling a message to distant units.

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Creators of fiction generally agree that [[IncendiaryExponent setting things on fire]] is awesome, so in military conflict they love to depict archers shooting volleys of flaming arrows at the enemy regardless of whether the situation is a field battle, a siege, or naval combat. A RainOfArrows looks cooler if the arrows trail fire as they streak through the sky, and it's especially cool when they're used at night so that they light up the air like laser beams. There is also a general assumption that any projectile that is on fire will inflict more damage than one that isn't. Whatever the arrows hit will catch on fire, be it tents, thatched roofs, wooden structures, or some hapless RedShirt, who--in addition to being pierced by an arrow--will immediately [[ManOnFire burst into flame]], writhing for a moment before falling off the battlements with a StockScream. On a larger scale, military forces might also fire giant flaming projectiles from siege artillery such as catapults and ballistae. Lastly, sometimes an archer will shoot a single flaming arrow into the sky like a flare, signaling a message to distant units.
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