History Main / AutomaticCrossbows

10th Oct '17 11:40:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' universe, there currently exists exactly ''one'' repeating crossbow--namely, Varric's [[ICallItVera Bianca]], first seen in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. It is unique because it is actually a product of two genius engineers who worked on it at different times, and because Varric had to kill one of them later, while publicly giving him full credit for its creation to protect the other one's ([[spoiler:his OldFlame after whom the crossbow is named]]) identity from the underworld powers [[NoManShouldHaveThisPower that really want to obtain the secret of its manufacture]].

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* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' universe, there currently exists exactly ''one'' repeating crossbow--namely, Varric's [[ICallItVera Bianca]], first seen in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. It is unique because it is actually a product of two genius engineers who worked on it at different times, and because Varric had to kill one of them later, while publicly giving him full credit for its creation to protect the other one's ([[spoiler:his OldFlame after whom the crossbow is named]]) identity from the underworld powers [[NoManShouldHaveThisPower that really want to obtain the secret of its manufacture]]. Officially it's creation was a fluke that couldn't be reproduced; in reality they just don't want to.
27th Aug '17 8:21:15 AM Sleeping_Beauty
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* The Delta 900 Mag from ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' is a pump-action crossbow. It can hold up to 5 bolts in the magazine, it has a telescopic sight attached to it and it has a pretty fast rate of fire. It takes very long to reload it however, meaning it is probably best to switch to a backup weapon when close to an empty magazine.
23rd Jul '17 10:03:50 PM TheCuza
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->''"Now, this isn't really a problem, but something else I noticed is that in the world of ''Dungeon Siege'', bows fire more slowly and do more damage than ''cross''bows, which fire ''faster'', but do ''less'' damage. I honestly have to wonder if the programmers misread the design documents or something, since this is the ''exact opposite'' of reality."''
-->-- ''WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon'' on ''VideoGame/DungeonSiege''
13th Jun '17 11:22:00 PM jormis29
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* These are commonly used by the Haslanti League and the Mountain Folk in the tabletop RPG ''{{Exalted}}''. The Mountain Folk have a version that can fire ''crystalline bolts'' with such speed that it's basically an assault rifle. For bonus points, it can fire [[FlechetteStorm flechette rounds]].

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* These are commonly used by the Haslanti League and the Mountain Folk in the tabletop RPG ''{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. The Mountain Folk have a version that can fire ''crystalline bolts'' with such speed that it's basically an assault rifle. For bonus points, it can fire [[FlechetteStorm flechette rounds]].



* ''[[Game/{{Munchkin}} Munchkin Fu]]'' has a repeating crossbow. Called--what else would ''Munchkin'' call it--the Repeating Crossbow Crossbow Crossbow.

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* ''[[Game/{{Munchkin}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Munchkin Fu]]'' has a repeating crossbow. Called--what else would ''Munchkin'' call it--the Repeating Crossbow Crossbow Crossbow.
20th May '17 1:55:55 PM nombretomado
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* Badrach and Janus from ''ValkyrieProfile'' both use "crossbows" that seem to have more in common with guns from ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' than actual medieval weaponry. Badrach's in particularly is clearly a gun based on the game's art. It's likely they just gave him the crossbow weapon set so they wouldn't have to make entirely new equipment for just one character.

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* Badrach and Janus from ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' both use "crossbows" that seem to have more in common with guns from ''{{VideoGame/Contra}}'' than actual medieval weaponry. Badrach's in particularly is clearly a gun based on the game's art. It's likely they just gave him the crossbow weapon set so they wouldn't have to make entirely new equipment for just one character.
8th May '17 11:22:21 AM Materioptikon
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** The Repeater Crossbow created by Transposing [[spoiler: Slave Knight Gael]]'s soul is a drum-fed crossbow.

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** The Repeater Crossbow created by Transposing [[spoiler: Slave Knight Gael]]'s soul in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' is a drum-fed crossbow.
8th May '17 11:22:04 AM Materioptikon
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** The Repeater Crossbow created by Transposing [[spoiler: Slave Knight Gael]]'s soul is a drum-fed crossbow.
7th May '17 4:06:27 AM Codefreak5
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* ''VideoGame/NuclearThrone'' Has an automatic crossbow, as well as splinterers, which are basically shotgun-crossbows. Taken up to eleven with the Heavy auto-crossbow, which rapid-fires bolts capable of taking down walking tanks in one hit.

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* ''VideoGame/NuclearThrone'' Has has an automatic crossbow, as well as splinterers, splinter guns, which are basically mini shotgun-crossbows. Taken up to eleven UpToEleven with the Heavy auto-crossbow, Auto-Crossbow, which rapid-fires bolts capable of taking down walking tanks in one hit.
3rd Apr '17 1:49:58 PM SirMaxwellofMacsen
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* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', its titular hero is given a pressurized gas operated, [[MoreDakka drum magazine fed]], fully automatic crossbow (pictured above) upon returning to the Vatican, after the opening fight with Mr Hyde. The Catholic Church gives him the weapon (among other fantastical weapons and gadgets, all of which were made in an underground weapons lab that the Vatican has for some odd reason) to help him in his fight against Dracula and his minions. Sadly though, this weapon is only used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ in one scene out of the entire film]] before he switches to regular firearms.

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* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', its titular hero is given a pressurized gas operated, [[MoreDakka drum magazine fed]], fully automatic crossbow (pictured above) upon returning his return to the Vatican, Vatican after the opening fight with Mr Hyde. The Catholic Church gives him the weapon (among other fantastical weapons and gadgets, all of which were made in an underground weapons lab that the Vatican has for some odd reason) to help him in his fight against Dracula and his minions. Sadly though, this weapon is only used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ in one scene out of the entire film]] before he switches to regular firearms.
3rd Apr '17 1:46:21 PM SirMaxwellofMacsen
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* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', its titular hero is given a pressurized gas operated, [[MoreDakka drum magazine fed]], fully automatic crossbow (pictured above) upon returning to the Vatican, after the opening fight with Mr Hyde. The Catholic Church gives him the weapon (among other fantastical weapons and gadgets, all of which were made in an underground weapons lab that the Vatican has for some odd reason) to help him in his fight against Dracula and his minions. Sadly though, this weapon is only used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ in one scene throughout the entire film]] before he switches to regular firearms.

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* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', its titular hero is given a pressurized gas operated, [[MoreDakka drum magazine fed]], fully automatic crossbow (pictured above) upon returning to the Vatican, after the opening fight with Mr Hyde. The Catholic Church gives him the weapon (among other fantastical weapons and gadgets, all of which were made in an underground weapons lab that the Vatican has for some odd reason) to help him in his fight against Dracula and his minions. Sadly though, this weapon is only used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ in one scene throughout out of the entire film]] before he switches to regular firearms.
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