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7th May '18 6:08:35 AM foxley
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* During the robbery of the tax wagon in ''Film/BeyondSherwoodForest'', Robin Hood shoots two arrows at once to simultaneously know the crossbows out of the hands of two guards.
2nd Apr '18 5:06:12 AM __Vano
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How do you show an archer to have ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven? Have him loose ''multiple'' arrows at once from the same bow! Bonus points if the arrows are shot at ''different'' targets. Who needs AutomaticCrossbows when your archer can kill five people at the same time?

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How do you show an archer to have ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven? Have him loose ''multiple'' arrows at once from the same bow! Bonus points if the arrows are shot at ''different'' targets. Who needs AutomaticCrossbows when your archer can kill five people at the same time?
2nd Apr '18 5:03:29 AM __Vano
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How do you show an archer to have ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven? Have him loose ''multiple'' arrows at once from the same bow! Who needs AutomaticCrossbows when your archer can kill five people at the same time?

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How do you show an archer to have ImprobableAimingSkills UpToEleven? Have him loose ''multiple'' arrows at once from the same bow! Bonus points if the arrows are shot at ''different'' targets. Who needs AutomaticCrossbows when your archer can kill five people at the same time?
2nd Apr '18 5:00:14 AM __Vano
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Perhaps surprisingly this is TruthInTelevision, although in RealLife it is very difficult to aim and 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 arrows over accuracy]]. Shooting more than two arrows only appears in fiction, as loosing ''n'' arrows means a force of 1/''n'', quickly putting you in AnnoyingArrows territory.

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Perhaps surprisingly this is TruthInTelevision, although While technically possible in RealLife RealLife, it is very difficult to aim and 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 arrows over accuracy]].accuracy and force]]. Shooting more than two arrows only appears in fiction, as loosing ''n'' arrows means a force of 1/''n'', quickly putting you in AnnoyingArrows territory.
4th Mar '18 9:03:06 PM johnnye
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* While it is incredibly dangerous to do so, it is actually possible to 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 shooting 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 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
trajectory. "Double stringing" was therefore 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.
8th Feb '18 3:02:58 AM batty3108
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* Done on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', while Ollie is drugged and not sure to hit his target, who just said that he didn't think Arrow could aim a single arrow, he just decides to shoot three. Although in point of fact, only one of them hits his target.

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* Done on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', while Ollie is drugged and not sure to hit his target, who just said that he didn't think Arrow could aim a single arrow, he just decides to shoot three. Although in point of fact, only one of them hits his target. The shot was also taken from barely 10 feet away from the target, sidestepping the 'reduced power' issue.
24th Oct '17 8:33:07 PM Doodler
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* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'', Bayek has a bow that can shoot up to five arrows at once. While the trailer showed him taking out five enemies [[RuleOfCool simultaneously]] at long distance, in-game it works a bit more realistically as a very short-range bow for when aiming or force is not as necessary as the ability to stick a lot of arrows in someone.
2nd Sep '17 4:47:47 PM DoctorCooper
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* Longbowmen in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresCastleSiege'' shoot multiple arrows from their longbows, as it can be seen when there is one survivor of a squad of those. Presumably this is what causes the range of action damage.
11th Aug '17 10:05:51 PM PJSam
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* Done on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', while Ollie is drugged and not sure to hit his target, who just said that he didn't think Arrow could aim a single arrow, he just decides to shoot three.

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* Done on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', while Ollie is drugged and not sure to hit his target, who just said that he didn't think Arrow could aim a single arrow, he just decides to shoot three. Although in point of fact, only one of them hits his target.
21st Jun '17 3:49:52 AM StFan
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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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