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->'''Red Mage''': [The Green Arrow] can shoot several arrows at once with the utmost precision.\\
'''Black Mage''': Even in the context of this conversation, that's patently absur--\\
'''Ranger's arrows''': *''FWIT! FWIT! FWIT! FWIT!''*\\
'''Black Mage''': Oh.

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->'''Red Mage''': Mage:''' [The Green Arrow] can shoot several arrows at once with the utmost precision.\\
'''Black Mage''': Mage:''' Even in the context of this conversation, that's patently absur--\\
'''Ranger's arrows''': arrows:''' *''FWIT! FWIT! FWIT! FWIT!''*\\
'''Black Mage''': Mage:''' Oh.



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* Legolas is sometimes seen shooting two or three arrows at once in Peter Jackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** At VERY short range, though. Hard to miss a mûmak head from 3 feet away...
* RobinHood does this in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''. With his ImprobableAimingSkills, he uses the arrows to pin a soldier to a tree without injuring him. This is the image on the posters and DVD. (And this page).
* The ''Robin Hood: Men in Tights'' example parodies (of course) ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', where Kevin Costner's [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent American]] Robin Hood shoots two at once in one scene near the end.
** However, the film makes [[LampshadeHanging a small nod to the trope]]. Right before nocking, Robin bites one of the arrow's feathers off to, supposedly, improve their shared accuracy.

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* Legolas is sometimes seen shooting two or three arrows at once in Peter Jackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.
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''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. At VERY ''very'' short range, though. Hard to miss a mûmak head from 3 feet away...
* RobinHood Myth/RobinHood does this in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights''. With his ImprobableAimingSkills, he uses the arrows to pin a soldier to a tree without injuring him. This is the image on the posters and DVD. (And this page).
* The ''Robin Hood: Men in Tights'' example parodies (of course) ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'', where Kevin Costner's [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent American]] Robin Hood shoots two at once in one scene near the end.
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end. However, the film makes [[LampshadeHanging a small nod to the trope]]. Right before nocking, Robin bites one of the arrow's feathers off to, supposedly, improve their shared accuracy.accuracy.
* In ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'', Antiope takes out three German soldiers by jumping over them and releasing three arrows simultaneously.



* OlderThanFeudalism: In the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}'', Rama does this all the time. So do some of the rakshas he fights. During one early battle, Rama and Maricha are both shooting a thousand arrows in a single draw, and reloading so fast that there was no space between the shafts.
** At the beginning of the story, he launches a ''shield'' of arrows to repel a rain of stones that a demon throws at him. Seriously. That's the point where the MST3KMantra comes in handy.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: In the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}'', Rama does this all the time. So do some of the rakshas rakshasas he fights. During one early battle, Rama and Maricha are both shooting a thousand arrows in a single draw, and reloading so fast that there was is no space between the shafts.
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shafts. At the beginning of the story, he launches a ''shield'' of arrows to repel a rain of stones that a demon throws at him. Seriously. That's the point where the MST3KMantra comes in handy.



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* Like ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' (and also from Mel Brooks) Robin in ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten'' asks for ALL the arrows and shoots what looks like a round brace of arrows that somehow do exactly what he wants.

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* Like ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' (and also from Mel Brooks) Brooks), Robin in ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten'' asks for ALL ''all'' the arrows and shoots what looks like a round brace of arrows that somehow do exactly what he wants.



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* In ''VideoGame/{{Commando 2}}'', one of the weapons you get releases three ''exploding'' arrows.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Commando 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Commando2'', one of the weapons you get releases three ''exploding'' arrows.



* Haley has this feat in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', but uses it sparingly since it lowers her accuracy. The main time it came in handy was against Sabine where, unsure of whether Sabine was a demon (weak to iron) or a devil (weak to silver), she loosed one arrow of each type.
** It was crucial to a later CrowningMomentOfAwesome. The arc villain, [[spoiler:Tarquin]], is hanging on to the side of an airship. One of Haley's arms was broken moments before, so she braces the bow ''with her foot'' to shoot two arrow at once, forcing her target to [[ArrowCatch catch both of them]], thus letting go of the airship.
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Callista is the captain of [[AllGirlSchool Artemis Academy's]] Archery Club, so naturally, she's the best shot at the school. Which she proves in her first appearance, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/black_cat by releasing three arrows at once]] (from the rafters) and striking all three of the Hellrunes' belt buckles [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/deadeye with prefect precision.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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Haley has this feat in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', feat, but uses it sparingly since it lowers her accuracy. The main time it came comes in handy was is against Sabine where, unsure of whether Sabine was is a demon (weak to iron) or a devil (weak to silver), she loosed looses one arrow of each type.
** It was is crucial to a later CrowningMomentOfAwesome. The arc villain, [[spoiler:Tarquin]], is hanging on to the side of an airship. One of Haley's arms was broken moments before, so she braces the bow ''with her foot'' to shoot two arrow at once, forcing her target to [[ArrowCatch catch both of them]], thus letting go of the airship.
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'': Callista is the captain of [[AllGirlSchool Artemis Academy's]] Archery Club, so naturally, she's the best shot at the school. Which she proves in her first appearance, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/black_cat by releasing three arrows at once]] (from the rafters) and striking all three of the Hellrunes' belt buckles [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/deadeye with prefect precision.]]



* In ''Disney's [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hercules: The Animated Series]]'', when Hercules meets Orion, Orion shows Hercules his signature hunting move: the Orion Cluster. Orion takes as many arrows as he can grab from his quiver and shoots them all in one tight blast. He uses this to hunt ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill small woodland animals]]''.

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* In ''Disney's [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hercules: WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}: The Animated Series]]'', Series'', when Hercules meets Orion, Orion shows Hercules his signature hunting move: the Orion Cluster. Orion takes as many arrows as he can grab from his quiver and shoots them all in one tight blast. He uses this to hunt ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill small woodland animals]]''.



** Double stringing was most common when medieval archers were shooting indirectly into massed troops. Under those circumstances the number of arrows lofted was more important than individual accuracy.
* Before cartridges with self-contained propellant became the norm, firearms were sometimes loaded with two balls at once. This reduced muzzle speed and thus range, but was useful at close range for increasing effective fire rate.
** This is one of the things that makes shotguns so powerful at close ranges. Instead of a single shot, it's a cloud of small projectiles.
** In cannon, this appeared in the form of "grapeshot", which were bags or canisters of small (often musket ball-sized) pieces of shot that functioned much like an artillery-scale shotgun. True to the trope, if a battery was in imminent danger of being overrun, the guns could be loaded with two [[SerialEscalation or even three]] canisters of grapeshot, producing horribly inaccurate fire with a range of sod-all in artillery terms and relatively low penetration -- but it was more than capable of inflicting the ChunkySalsaRule on groups of infantry at point-blank range.

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** * Double stringing was most common when medieval archers were shooting indirectly into massed troops. Under those circumstances the number of arrows lofted was more important than individual accuracy.
* Before cartridges with self-contained propellant became the norm, firearms were sometimes loaded with two balls at once. This reduced muzzle speed and thus range, but was useful at close range for increasing effective fire rate.
** This is one of the things that makes shotguns so powerful at close ranges. Instead of a single shot, it's a cloud of small projectiles.
** In cannon, this appeared in the form of "grapeshot", which were bags or canisters of small (often musket ball-sized) pieces of shot that functioned much like an artillery-scale shotgun. True to the trope, if a battery was in imminent danger of being overrun, the guns could be loaded with two [[SerialEscalation or even three]] canisters of grapeshot, producing horribly inaccurate fire with a range of sod-all in artillery terms and relatively low penetration -- but it was more than capable of inflicting the ChunkySalsaRule on groups of infantry at point-blank range.
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4th Jun '17 8:44:20 AM ObsequiousSurfeit
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How do you show an archer to have ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven? Have him fire ''multiple'' arrows at once from the same bow! Who needs AutomaticCrossbows when your archer can kill five people at the same time?

Perhaps surprisingly this is TruthInTelevision, although in RealLife it is very difficult to aim and firing two arrows would cut the force behind each arrow in half, [[AwesomeButImpractical ruining the range and impact]]. However, sometimes archers shooting ''en masse'' would opt for [[RainOfArrows volume of fire over accuracy]]. Shooting more than two arrows only appears in fiction, as firing ''n'' arrows means a force of 1/''n'', quickly putting you in AnnoyingArrows territory.

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How do you show an archer to have ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven? Have him fire loose ''multiple'' arrows at once from the same bow! Who needs AutomaticCrossbows when your archer can kill five people at the same time?

Perhaps surprisingly this is TruthInTelevision, although in RealLife it is very difficult to aim and firing loosing two arrows would cut the force behind each arrow in half, [[AwesomeButImpractical ruining the range and impact]]. However, sometimes archers shooting ''en masse'' would opt for [[RainOfArrows volume of fire arrows over accuracy]]. Shooting more than two arrows only appears in fiction, as firing loosing ''n'' arrows means a force of 1/''n'', quickly putting you in AnnoyingArrows territory.



* An interesting case with Uryuu Ishida in {{Manga/Bleach}}. His bow doesn't actually fire regular arrows, but projectiles made of spiritual particles that he produces himself. As a result, the trope is not only justified, but taken up to eleven, since he can liberate an absurd amount of arrows in a matter of ''seconds''. During the Hueco Mundo arc he was able fire ''1,200'' arrows at a time, and after the TimeSkip he can probably do even more.

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* An interesting case with Uryuu Ishida in {{Manga/Bleach}}. His bow doesn't actually fire shoot regular arrows, but projectiles made of spiritual particles that he produces himself. As a result, the trope is not only justified, but taken up to eleven, since he can liberate an absurd amount of arrows in a matter of ''seconds''. During the Hueco Mundo arc he was able fire loose ''1,200'' arrows at a time, and after the TimeSkip he can probably do even more.



* ComicBook/{{Thorgal}} can do this. The most triumphant example is when he's up against a crossbowman and fires two arrows simultaneously: one to ''deflect the crossbow bolt'' and the other to mortally wound the man who fired it.
* In ''ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales: Genesis'', ComicBook/RobynHood battles a swordswoman who keeps [[ParryingBullets cutting her arrows out of the air]]. As she has two swords, she is able to cut down two arrows at once. Robyn finally defeats her by firing three arrows at her at the same time.

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* ComicBook/{{Thorgal}} can do this. The most triumphant example is when he's up against a crossbowman and fires looses two arrows simultaneously: one to ''deflect the crossbow bolt'' and the other to mortally wound the man who fired shot it.
* In ''ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales: Genesis'', ComicBook/RobynHood battles a swordswoman who keeps [[ParryingBullets cutting her arrows out of the air]]. As she has two swords, she is able to cut down two arrows at once. Robyn finally defeats her by firing loosing three arrows at her at the same time.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' has an archery contest involving a moving target. Sour Sweet fires three arrows at once. All three hit the target and one hits the bullseye.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' has an archery contest involving a moving target. Sour Sweet fires looses three arrows at once. All three hit the target and one hits the bullseye.



* Legolas is sometimes seen firing two or three arrows at once in Peter Jackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* Legolas is sometimes seen firing shooting two or three arrows at once in Peter Jackson's ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.



** However, the film makes [[LampshadeHanging a small nod to the trope]]. Right before putting the arrows in the bow's string, Robin bites one of the arrow's feathers off to, supposedly, improve their shared accuracy.

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** However, the film makes [[LampshadeHanging a small nod to the trope]]. Right before putting the arrows in the bow's string, nocking, Robin bites one of the arrow's feathers off to, supposedly, improve their shared accuracy.



* Like ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' (and also from Mel Brooks) Robin in ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten'' asks for ALL the arrows and fires what looks like a round brace of arrows that somehow do exactly what he wants.

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* Like ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' (and also from Mel Brooks) Robin in ''Series/WhenThingsWereRotten'' asks for ALL the arrows and fires shoots what looks like a round brace of arrows that somehow do exactly what he wants.



* The Manyshot feat from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' lets an archer do just this, though the -4 penalty for firing two arrows at once and an additional -2 per extra arrow makes the feat's usefulness debatable.

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* The Manyshot feat from ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' lets an archer do just this, though the -4 penalty for firing loosing two arrows at once and an additional -2 per extra arrow makes the feat's usefulness debatable.



* Multishot from ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Imbuments'' does this pseudo-mystically: You can attempt to fire ''any'' number of arrows at once, but it is very hard to go above five.

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* Multishot from ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Imbuments'' does this pseudo-mystically: You can attempt to fire loose ''any'' number of arrows at once, but it is very hard to go above five.



* The Arcane Archer has this in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateDarkAlliance''. The arrows fire in a semi-circle. If fired point-blank, all the arrows will hit the same guy for massive damage.

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* The Arcane Archer has this in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateDarkAlliance''. The arrows fire fly in a semi-circle. If fired loosed point-blank, all the arrows will hit the same guy for massive damage.



** The Multishot and Strafe skills for the Amazon in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' achieve this, in addition to her already improbable firing rate.
*** Both avert the obstacle posed by physics: Multishot magically [[RecursiveAmmo splits one arrow into many after firing]], while a Strafing Amazon is actually firing multiple single shots in rapid succession.

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** The Multishot and Strafe skills for the Amazon in ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' achieve this, in addition to her already improbable firing shooting rate.
*** Both avert the obstacle posed by physics: Multishot magically [[RecursiveAmmo splits one arrow into many after firing]], release]], while a Strafing Amazon is actually firing loosing multiple single shots in rapid succession.



** Starting with ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 4'', archer characters Xiahou Yuan and Huang Zhong (and later [[GameBreaker Sun Shang Xiang]])) fired a perfect horizontal line of arrows as part of some of their charged attacks, and in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' some of their special attacks border on arrow apam--Xiahou Yuan is notable in particular for firing a left-to-right fan of five-arrow spreads in rapid succession as his special attack, understandably a spectacular crowd-clearing attack.
* Some ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games have the [[AutomaticCrossbow Triple Crossbow]], which fires a spread of three quarrels. Might not be a perfect fit as this is a device ''designed'' for the purpose, not a fancy shooting trick.
* Hunters in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' learn an ability of that name which fires three projectiles for the cost of one as far as ammunition goes, and works no matter whether you use a gun, a bow or a crossbow.
** This was changed for the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, allowing the ability to fire an arrow at every enemy within a certain range of your target. Firing a few dozen arrows at once is entirely possible during some encounters.

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** Starting with ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 4'', archer characters Xiahou Yuan and Huang Zhong (and later [[GameBreaker Sun Shang Xiang]])) fired shot a perfect horizontal line of arrows as part of some of their charged attacks, and in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' some of their special attacks border on arrow apam--Xiahou Yuan is notable in particular for firing releasing a left-to-right fan of five-arrow spreads in rapid succession as his special attack, understandably a spectacular crowd-clearing attack.
* Some ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games have the [[AutomaticCrossbow Triple Crossbow]], which fires releases a spread of three quarrels. Might not be a perfect fit as this is a device ''designed'' for the purpose, not a fancy shooting trick.
* Hunters in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' learn an ability of that name which fires shoots three projectiles for the cost of one as far as ammunition goes, and works no matter whether you use a gun, a bow or a crossbow.
** This was changed for the ''Cataclysm'' expansion, allowing the ability to fire loose an arrow at every enemy within a certain range of your target. Firing Releasing a few dozen arrows at once is entirely possible during some encounters.



** The [[VideoGame/GuildWars2 sequel]] keeps that, and also gives us a few abilities that fire a conical spread of 3-7 ingnited/icy/poisoned arrows, as well as the Warrior's Longbow auto-attack, firing two arrows at the same target for no real reason.

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** The [[VideoGame/GuildWars2 sequel]] keeps that, and also gives us a few abilities that fire loose a conical spread of 3-7 ingnited/icy/poisoned arrows, as well as the Warrior's Longbow auto-attack, firing shooting two arrows at the same target for no real reason.



** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' the Hail of Arrows ability is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The archer fires a bundle of arrows into the air for an area of effect attack that makes the page images look downright realistic.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' the Hail of Arrows ability is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The archer fires looses a bundle of arrows into the air for an area of effect attack that makes the page images look downright realistic.



* Buckfire (and subsequently, the A-Trans you get) from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' fires out flaming arrows in a SpreadShot of three.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Commando 2}}'', one of the weapons you get fires out three ''exploding'' arrows.

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* Buckfire (and subsequently, the A-Trans you get) from ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' fires shoots out flaming arrows in a SpreadShot of three.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Commando 2}}'', one of the weapons you get fires out releases three ''exploding'' arrows.



** This weapon is again featured in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. The standard slingshot can be upgraded to the Scattershot, which fires 9 seeds in a matrix formation (which seems more than slightly implausible).
** The bow in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' can be upgraded to fire three arrows at once.
** Certain bows in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' have the ability to fire multiple arrows, anywhere from two to five, while still only consuming one from Link's stock.

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** This weapon is again featured in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. The standard slingshot can be upgraded to the Scattershot, which fires releases 9 seeds in a matrix formation (which seems more than slightly implausible).
** The bow in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' can be upgraded to fire loose three arrows at once.
** Certain bows in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' have the ability to fire loose multiple arrows, anywhere from two to five, while still only consuming one from Link's stock.



* All archer classes in ''VideoGame/{{Maplestory}}' love this trope. All archers in the game can (and should) be firing two arrows minimum from the time they can wield a bow/crossbow/dual bowgun. By the time they hit endgame status, they fire either 8-16 arrows per second or a volley of 8-10.
* The Tsunami bow from ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' allows the player to fire out ''five'' powerful shots parallel to one another for the cost of one arrow. The Phantasm on the other hand fires out four arrows for the cost of one, but when any of them hit a target, it follows up with a rapid stream of phantasmal arrows at the target. Needless to say, both are [[InfinityPlusOneSword end-game weapons]] for bow rangers.
* The Elf of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' has two skills that let her do this. Rapid Fire allows her to fire several arrows in quick succession, while Clone Strike allows her to fire several arrows at once.
* ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'' lets every bow (and really every non-melee weapon) do this with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin multishot]] mods, but two examples stand out by virtue of being able to do this innately. First up, there's the weapon summoned by Ivara's ultimate ability, Artemis Bow, which fires off seven arrows at once at max rank; the angle of the spread changes as a shot is charged, starting vertical and ending horizontal. For more traditional weapons, there's the Cernos [[BlingBlingBang Prime]], which fires off a horizontal spread of three arrows by default. Both can increase the number of arrows per shot even further with multishot mods, although the Artemis Bow needs to inherit them from the player's equipped non-shotgun primary weapon.
* Mina Makijina of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' fame does this in a few variations, including her super move, where she lobs practically the entire contents of her quiver into the air and then catches and fires each arrow as they come down, at a speed that seems more in tune with a machine gun.
* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' to ''IX'' the Master rank of the Bow skill (which also covers crossbows) makes you fire two arrows on every attack. In ''VI'' this was the top rank, while in ''IX'' the Grandmaster rank makes you fire ''three'' arrows on every attack (in ''VII'' and ''VIII'' the Grandmaster rank made the skill add directly to damage -- considerably more powerful, but not as cool-looking).

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* All archer classes in ''VideoGame/{{Maplestory}}' love this trope. All archers in the game can (and should) be firing shooting two arrows minimum from the time they can wield a bow/crossbow/dual bowgun. By the time they hit endgame status, they fire loose either 8-16 arrows per second or a volley of 8-10.
* The Tsunami bow from ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' allows the player to fire out loose ''five'' powerful shots parallel to one another for the cost of one arrow. The Phantasm on the other hand fires shoots out four arrows for the cost of one, but when any of them hit a target, it follows up with a rapid stream of phantasmal arrows at the target. Needless to say, both are [[InfinityPlusOneSword end-game weapons]] for bow rangers.
* The Elf of ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' has two skills that let her do this. Rapid Fire allows her to fire loose several arrows in quick succession, while Clone Strike allows her to fire loose several arrows at once.
* ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'' lets every bow (and really every non-melee weapon) do this with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin multishot]] mods, but two examples stand out by virtue of being able to do this innately. First up, there's the weapon summoned by Ivara's ultimate ability, Artemis Bow, which fires off releases seven arrows at once at max rank; the angle of the spread changes as a shot is charged, starting vertical and ending horizontal. For more traditional weapons, there's the Cernos [[BlingBlingBang Prime]], which fires off shoots a horizontal spread of three arrows by default. Both can increase the number of arrows per shot even further with multishot mods, although the Artemis Bow needs to inherit them from the player's equipped non-shotgun primary weapon.
* Mina Makijina of ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' fame does this in a few variations, including her super move, where she lobs practically the entire contents of her quiver into the air and then catches and fires shoots each arrow as they come down, at a speed that seems more in tune with a machine gun.
* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' to ''IX'' the Master rank of the Bow skill (which also covers crossbows) makes you fire loose two arrows on every attack. In ''VI'' this was the top rank, while in ''IX'' the Grandmaster rank makes you fire loose ''three'' arrows on every attack (in ''VII'' and ''VIII'' the Grandmaster rank made the skill add directly to damage -- considerably more powerful, but not as cool-looking).



* Haley has this feat in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', but uses it sparingly since it lowers her accuracy. The main time it came in handy was against Sabine where, unsure of whether Sabine was a demon (weak to iron) or a devil (weak to silver), she fired one arrow of each type.

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* Haley has this feat in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', but uses it sparingly since it lowers her accuracy. The main time it came in handy was against Sabine where, unsure of whether Sabine was a demon (weak to iron) or a devil (weak to silver), she fired loosed one arrow of each type.



* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Callista is the captain of [[AllGirlSchool Artemis Academy's]] Archery Club, so naturally, she's the best shot at the school. Which she proves in her first appearance, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/black_cat by firing three arrows at once]] (from the rafters) and striking all three of the Hellrunes' belt buckles [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/deadeye with prefect precision.]]

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* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Callista is the captain of [[AllGirlSchool Artemis Academy's]] Archery Club, so naturally, she's the best shot at the school. Which she proves in her first appearance, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/black_cat by firing releasing three arrows at once]] (from the rafters) and striking all three of the Hellrunes' belt buckles [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/deadeye with prefect precision.]]



* While it is incredibly dangerous to do so, it is actually possible to fire more than one arrow from a bow in RealLife. The problem is that with every additional arrow, less and less force is imparted to each projectile, making them fly with less force. Also, each arrow beyond the first is placed at a less than ideal location on the string in terms of creating a smooth (and predictable) trajectory.
** Double stringing was most common when medieval archers were firing indirectly into massed troops. Under those circumstances the number of arrows lofted was more important than individual accuracy.

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* While it is incredibly dangerous to do so, it is actually possible to fire loose more than one arrow from a bow in RealLife. The problem is that with every additional arrow, less and less force is imparted to each projectile, making them fly with less force. Also, each arrow beyond the first is placed at a less than ideal location on the string in terms of creating a smooth (and predictable) trajectory.
** Double stringing was most common when medieval archers were firing shooting indirectly into massed troops. Under those circumstances the number of arrows lofted was more important than individual accuracy.
31st May '17 6:41:06 PM nombretomado
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** The second Hawkeye, [[YoungAvengers Kate Bishop]], [[SurpassedTheTeacher shot five arrows at once in the third issue of the new volume of ''Hawkeye''.]]

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** The second Hawkeye, [[YoungAvengers [[ComicBook/YoungAvengers Kate Bishop]], [[SurpassedTheTeacher shot five arrows at once in the third issue of the new volume of ''Hawkeye''.]]
21st May '17 6:48:37 AM LordInsane
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* In ''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VI'' to ''IX'' the Master rank of the Bow skill (which also covers crossbows) makes you fire two arrows on every attack. In ''VI'' this was the top rank, while in ''IX'' the Grandmaster rank makes you fire ''three'' arrows on every attack (in ''VII'' and ''VIII'' the Grandmaster rank made the skill add directly to damage -- considerably more powerful, but not as cool-looking).
20th May '17 11:32:22 AM nombretomado
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* Some ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' games have the [[AutomaticCrossbow Triple Crossbow]], which fires a spread of three quarrels. Might not be a perfect fit as this is a device ''designed'' for the purpose, not a fancy shooting trick.

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* Some ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' games have the [[AutomaticCrossbow Triple Crossbow]], which fires a spread of three quarrels. Might not be a perfect fit as this is a device ''designed'' for the purpose, not a fancy shooting trick.
10th Mar '17 6:45:24 PM Perseus
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** Certain bows in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]] have the ability to fire multiple arrows, anywhere from two to five, while still only consuming one from Link's stock.

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** Certain bows in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]] Wild]]'' have the ability to fire multiple arrows, anywhere from two to five, while still only consuming one from Link's stock.
10th Mar '17 6:45:07 PM Perseus
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** Certain bows in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]] have the ability to fire multiple arrows, anywhere from two to five, while still only consuming one from Link's stock.
20th Jan '17 9:21:59 PM Octorok103
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', Ivara's ultimate ability Artemis Bow has her pull out a special bow that fires several arrows in a spread. While the pattern is vertical by default, she can tilt the spread horizontally by charging it up.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'' lets every bow (and really every non-melee weapon) do this with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin multishot]] mods, but two examples stand out by virtue of being able to do this innately. First up, there's the weapon summoned by Ivara's ultimate ability ability, Artemis Bow, which fires off seven arrows at once at max rank; the angle of the spread changes as a shot is charged, starting vertical and ending horizontal. For more traditional weapons, there's the Cernos [[BlingBlingBang Prime]], which fires off a horizontal spread of three arrows by default. Both can increase the number of arrows per shot even further with multishot mods, although the Artemis Bow has her pull out a special bow that fires several arrows in a spread. While needs to inherit them from the pattern is vertical by default, she can tilt the spread horizontally by charging it up.player's equipped non-shotgun primary weapon.
24th Oct '16 10:07:48 AM BattleMaster
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*** Both avert the obstacle posed by physics: Multishot magically splits one arrow into many after firing, while a Strafing Amazon is actually firing multiple single shots in rapid succession.

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*** Both avert the obstacle posed by physics: Multishot magically [[RecursiveAmmo splits one arrow into many after firing, firing]], while a Strafing Amazon is actually firing multiple single shots in rapid succession.
17th Oct '16 5:03:56 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales: Genesis'', ComicBook/RobynHood battles a swordswoman who keeps [[ParryingBullets cutting her arrows out of the air]]. As she has two swords, she is able to cut down two arrows at once. Robyn finally defeats her by firing three arrows at her at the same time.
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