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25th Jun '17 10:51:11 PM Windrays
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' gives us [[HighClassCallGirl Inara Serra]], who, in keeping with her graceful pedigree, prefers using a bow and arrow over the combustible firearms that the rest of the crew uses, although she's not bad with guns or unarmed combat when she needs to be.
25th Jun '17 4:41:46 PM Gamermaster
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* Signum of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. In a world where others use blasters, guns, rifles, and {{Wave Motion Gun}}s, she, as an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld old knight]], prefers to use a bow and arrow that packs enough explosive whallop to destroy a HumongousMecha's DeflectorShields when going long-range. Although, it is merely a (rarely used) form of her CoolSword.

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* Signum of ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. In a world where others use blasters, guns, rifles, and {{Wave Motion Gun}}s, she, as an [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld old knight]], prefers to use a bow and arrow that packs enough explosive whallop to destroy a HumongousMecha's DeflectorShields when going long-range. Although, it is merely a (rarely used) form of her CoolSword.
24th Jun '17 7:06:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{The Dukes of Hazzard}}'' Justified in that Bo & Luke were on probation and couldn't have guns.

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* ''{{The Dukes of Hazzard}}'' ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': Justified in that Bo & Luke were on probation and couldn't have guns.
8th Jun '17 10:06:26 PM nombretomado
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* Yeoman from the ''WildCards'' universe is the setting's premier BadassNormal, capable of taking on super-powered opponents wielding nothing more than a bow. Or less- he's a master martial artist and has killed with just a bowstring.

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* Yeoman from the ''WildCards'' ''Literature/WildCards'' universe is the setting's premier BadassNormal, capable of taking on super-powered opponents wielding nothing more than a bow. Or less- he's a master martial artist and has killed with just a bowstring.
21st May '17 5:22:39 PM nombretomado
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* Riley from WereAlive was trained as a pro archer and prefers to use a bow since it's quiet and doesn't alert the [[ZombieApocalypse zombies.]]

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* Riley from WereAlive ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'' was trained as a pro archer and prefers to use a bow since it's quiet and doesn't alert the [[ZombieApocalypse zombies.]]
15th May '17 10:15:17 PM Yozzy
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* TabletopGame/Warhammer40000, one variation of [[BifurcatedWeapon Combi-weapon]] is a [[{{BFG}} Bolter]] with a crossbow attachment. It sounds ridiculous, but the crossbow shoots [[HolyHandGrenade consecrated stakes]] built to [[YourHeadAsplode violently disrupt]] a psychic's power, making the crossbow part a good, if situational, specialist weapon.
6th May '17 11:56:33 AM nombretomado
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* Despite living in the 22nd Century in a city that's the heart of the robotic revolution, the Angry Archer of ''TransformersAnimated'' still uses a bow and trick arrows (albeit with some sort of robotic gauntlet on one hand). While he's hardly the most competent of supervillains, he does manage to put them to good use.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'':
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Despite living in the 22nd Century in a city that's the heart of the robotic revolution, the Angry Archer of ''TransformersAnimated'' still uses a bow and trick arrows (albeit with some sort of robotic gauntlet on one hand). While he's hardly the most competent of supervillains, he does manage to put them to good use.
4th Apr '17 1:28:44 PM Dvandemon
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** Frank Zhang, to characterize him as a more cerebral child of Mars rather than a brutish child of Ares, is not only talented at archery but also strong enough to use TrickArrows.
16th Feb '17 12:51:52 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Close relative of the ArcherArchetype, sometimes overlapping it, though one can exist without the other. This trope regards situations where someone manages to make a bow and arrows a better choice than other, more modern weapons like guns. Often, a hero (or villain) who follows the Straight and Arrow Path can be pretty dangerous with his fists as well.

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Close relative of the ArcherArchetype, sometimes overlapping it, though one can exist without the other. This trope regards situations where someone manages to make a bow and arrows a better choice than other, more modern weapons like guns. Often, a hero (or villain) who follows the Straight and Arrow Path can be pretty dangerous with his fists as well.
well; it's all that muscle to pull the draw string.


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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': Abstergo Rehabilitation Center guards use crossbows against the Assassins during the prison break. Callum uses a bow meanwhile. The in-universe reason is that Callum's training comes from his 15th century ancestor and the bow was much easier to get his hands on than another long-range weapon but doesn't he look heroic with Connor's bow?
25th Jan '17 3:43:37 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Metro 2033}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'' feature the [[Film/VanHelsing Helsing]], a pneumatically-driven revolver arrowgun. It is quiet to HollywoodSilencer levels, powerful in the proper pressure level (one-shots an armored human on a bodyshot) and absurdly so when overpressurized (on harder difficulties it can kill a [[BossInMooksClothing Black Librarian]] in little more than a full reload), and the arrows can be retrieved for later use. The downsides are that its pressure gauge is hard to read at a glance, it's very slow to fire, and unlike most of the trope's examples, it's pretty inaccurate at longer ranges, so much so that a scope is next-to-useless on it.
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