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26th Sep '16 4:57:15 PM foxley
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'': In one strip, Sir Rodney puts an arrow in the bulls-eye during a tournament. The King asks him if he can do it again. Rodney responds by splitting the arrow. When the King congratulates him, Rodney mutters that he had been aiming at the apple in the King's hand.
14th Sep '16 4:06:45 PM Antigone3
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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' took on the Errol Flynn scene twice, and busted it both times. They suspect the arrow Flynn (or archery advisor Howard Hill) shot at had been tampered with -- their guest archer pulled the split off on the first try when firing at a hollow bamboo arrow.

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* The ''Series/MythBusters'' took on the [[Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood Errol Flynn Flynn]] scene twice, and busted it both times. They suspect the arrow Flynn (or archery advisor adviser Howard Hill) shot at had been tampered with -- their guest archer pulled the split off on the first try when firing at a hollow bamboo arrow.
6th Sep '16 8:27:32 AM MasoTey
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* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'':
** "The Virtue Affair" contains a contest of escalating trick archery, including splitting an arrow.
** In "The Gazebo in the Maze Affair," Napoleon does this with ''darts'' in a British pub.
17th Jul '16 6:39:22 PM foxley
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* Robyn does this in ''ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Presents: Robyn Hood'' #7 while she is practicing so she does not become overly reliant on her magical bow Scarlet.

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* Robyn does this in ''ComicBook/GrimmFairyTales Presents: Robyn Hood'' ComicBook/RobynHood'' #7 while she is practicing so she does not become overly reliant on her magical bow Scarlet.
11th Jul '16 7:35:36 PM Someoneman
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* In the Volume 3 finale of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Pyrrha [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks throws her shield at Cinder's arrow to stop it]]. The arrow splits, but then [[SubvertedTrope reforms and keeps going once the shield has passed]].
30th Mar '16 5:43:36 AM Willbyr
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24th Mar '16 12:32:03 PM Morgenthaler
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** Played with in the [[NotJustATournament archery contest scene]] in ', where Lucky Luca does this to ''Robin's'' arrow.

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** Played with in the [[NotJustATournament archery contest scene]] in ', scene]], where Lucky Luca does this to ''Robin's'' arrow.
22nd Mar '16 9:41:59 PM Adept
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* 'Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'':

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22nd Mar '16 5:01:22 PM StFan
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* RobinHood. Most people will be most familiar with the scene from Errol Flynn's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', but the story has been traced back to the 17th century ballad "Robin Hood and Queen Catherin". It became a popular part of the legend when Creator/WalterScott used it in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''.

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* RobinHood. Most people will be most familiar with the scene from Errol Flynn's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', but the story has been traced back to the 17th century ballad "Robin Hood and Queen Catherin". It became a popular part of the legend when Creator/WalterScott used it in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}''.

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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' had the titular character shoot an arrow mid-flight to change its course, resulting in this trope.

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* ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' (Jan. 6-13, 2013) takes it over the top, with the challenger splitting ''every one'' of her opponent's arrows, no matter where on the target they are. Making an impression is apparently more important than winning the tournament, or else she would consider aiming for the center of the bull's-eye.
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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood'' had has the titular title character shoot an arrow mid-flight to change its course, resulting in this trope.




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* Played with in the [[NotJustATournament archery contest scene]] in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', where Lucky Luca does this to ''Robin's'' arrow.
-->'''Villager:''' He split Robin Hood's arrow in twain! (''whereupon one of his teeth flies off'')

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* 'Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'':
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Played with in the [[NotJustATournament archery contest scene]] in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', ', where Lucky Luca does this to ''Robin's'' arrow.
-->'''Villager:''' --->'''Villager:''' He split Robin Hood's arrow in twain! (''whereupon one of his teeth flies off'')




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* ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' (Jan. 6-13, 2013) takes it over the top, with the challenger splitting ''every one'' of her opponent's arrows, no matter where on the target they are. Making an impression is apparently more important than winning the tournament, or else she would consider aiming for the center of the bull's-eye.

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* ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' (Jan. 6-13, 2013) takes it over the top, The TropeMaker is Myth/RobinHood. Most people will be most familiar with the challenger splitting ''every one'' of her opponent's arrows, no matter where on scene from Errol Flynn's ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'', but the target they are. Making an impression is apparently more important than winning story has been traced back to the tournament, or else she would consider aiming for the center 17th century ballad "Robin Hood and Queen Catherin". It became a popular part of the bull's-eye.

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* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch where Robin Hood does this to the Sheriff of Nottingham's arrow and the Sheriff argues that this shouldn't mean [[GoldenSnitch an automatic win]].
** In it's use in ''Ivanhoe'' it actually just means a tie; hitting a tiny target from a range is the real tiebreaker which Robin Hood wins.

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* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch where Robin Hood does this to the Sheriff of Nottingham's arrow and the Sheriff argues that this shouldn't mean [[GoldenSnitch an automatic win]].
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22nd Mar '16 6:28:10 AM Willbyr
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