History Main / AutomaticCrossbows

21st Apr '16 9:27:43 AM GreatWyrmGold
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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' movie, the land where the Tarna segment was set did have guns. But automatic bolt-shooters were in exclusive use by those mounted on giant featherless birds. [[JustifiedTrope Well, giant featherless birds that also didn't exist in the medieval age]].

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* In the original ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' movie, the land where the Tarna segment was set did have guns. But automatic bolt-shooters were in exclusive use by those mounted on giant featherless birds. [[JustifiedTrope Well, giant featherless birds that also didn't exist in the medieval age]].age.
27th Mar '16 4:03:33 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/EndlessLegend'', the comparatively high-tech Vaulters use magazine-fed crossbows as their standard infantry weapon. Amusingly, the Vaulters flee the planet Auriga [[SchizoTech on a spaceship before they even invent firearms]]. When they reappear in ''Videogame/EndlessSpace'', they upgrade to ballistics and directed energy weapons.
1st Mar '16 9:01:30 PM ArchdukeLiamus
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** Some Minecraft greifing clients not only restore the fully automatic nature of the bow, but can make it fire ''even faster''.
8th Feb '16 6:24:54 AM erforce
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* An historically accurate model is seen in use by Sun Quan's army in ''RedCliff''.

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* An historically accurate model is seen in use by Sun Quan's army in ''RedCliff''.''Film/RedCliff''.



* The vampire soldiers use three-stringed crossbows in ''UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans''. Sensible, since the Lycans typically show up in numbers and might be able to shrug off a single bolt.

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* The vampire soldiers use three-stringed crossbows in ''UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans''.''Film/UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans''. Sensible, since the Lycans typically show up in numbers and might be able to shrug off a single bolt.
12th Jan '16 1:40:45 PM EryliaStarheart
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[-[[caption-width-right:320: The practical solution for a VampireHunter who doesn't want to put as much [[WoodenStake at the stake]]: [[MoreDakka More stakes.]]]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:320: The practical solution for a VampireHunter who doesn't want to Some [[VampireHunter vampire hunters]] put as much a lot [[WoodenStake at on the stake]]: stake]]. Others use [[MoreDakka More more stakes.]]]]-]
12th Jan '16 1:39:15 PM EryliaStarheart
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[-[[caption-width-right:320:Because a regular bow just wouldn't be [[RuleOfCool cool enough]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:320:Because [-[[caption-width-right:320: The practical solution for a regular bow just wouldn't be [[RuleOfCool cool enough]].]]-]
VampireHunter who doesn't want to put as much [[WoodenStake at the stake]]: [[MoreDakka More stakes.]]]]-]
12th Jan '16 12:36:41 PM bitemytail
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' features a repeating crossbow, which can fire 5 bolts before needing a reload. The next shot is readied by pulling a lever.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' features a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
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repeating crossbow, which can fire 5 bolts before needing a reload. The next shot is readied by pulling a lever.



** Due to badly designed rules, repeating crossbows are worthless in D&D. A regular crossbow is considered a simple weapon, usable by anyone. A repeating crossbow is an exotic weapon which nobody knows how to use by default. Thus anyone who wants to use a repeating crossbow must spend a feat on the appropriate weapon proficiency. That feat slot is better spent on rapid reload which reduces the loading time of light crossbows from a move action to a free action. This makes them actually fire faster than a repeating crossbow which you need to spend a whole round reloading every 5 shots.
2nd Jan '16 11:31:13 PM Kimarous
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** This particular weapon was demonstrated in real life on ''Deadliest Warrior'', during the show pitting Sun-Tzu against Vlad the Impaler. It worked better than they expected.

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** This particular weapon was demonstrated in real life on ''Deadliest Warrior'', ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', during the show pitting Sun-Tzu against Vlad the Impaler. It worked better than they expected.
2nd Jan '16 1:36:05 PM nombretomado
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* Amy in ''SonicTheComic'' has one of these as her main weapon that she built herself.

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* Amy in ''SonicTheComic'' ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' has one of these as her main weapon that she built herself.
31st Dec '15 1:56:50 PM Naoto_best_waifu
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** Crossbows in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' carry a clip of several bolts, but the string still has to be pulled back.

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** Crossbows in ''Discworld/NightWatch'' carry a clip magazine of several bolts, but the string still has to be pulled back.



* In ''{{VideoGame/Nosgoth}}'' the Hunter -class is equipped with these, several variants actually - repeaters (the straightest example of the trope), multi-bow that shoots in three arrow bursts, slower but powerful siege bows... Each have a clip from 16 to 36 arrows.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Nosgoth}}'' the Hunter -class is equipped with these, several variants actually - repeaters (the straightest example of the trope), multi-bow that shoots in three arrow bursts, slower but powerful siege bows... Each have a clip magazine from 16 to 36 arrows.
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