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5th Apr '16 5:11:14 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie'' has both a wooden bow and a crossbow. They're not the fastest or strongest weapons out there, but by far they're the most practical, especially early on. Both can be fitted with arrows/bolts of different heads with different effects (stone for bleeding [=DoT=], iron for damage, steel for even more damage and a base for crafting the very powerful [[ArrowsOnFire fiery arrows]] and [[StuffBlowingUp explosive bolts), the weapons and their respective ammo is very easy and fast to craft, it feeds off (and therefore increases) the same skill that dictates the crafting of melee weapons. If that wasn't enough, they're quite silent, being totally inaudible to zombies and difficult for other players to hear at any appreciable distance, which allows for a good streak of stealth kills. A skilled player can do a run through the city biome (the most zombie-riddled one) just fine with a poor crossbow and a good stock of stone bolts.

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* ''VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie'' has both a wooden bow and a crossbow. They're not the fastest or strongest weapons out there, but by far they're the most practical, especially early on. Both can be fitted with arrows/bolts of different heads with different effects (stone for bleeding [=DoT=], iron for damage, steel for even more damage and a base for crafting the very powerful [[ArrowsOnFire fiery arrows]] and [[StuffBlowingUp explosive bolts), bolts]]), the weapons and their respective ammo is very easy and fast to craft, it feeds off (and therefore increases) the same skill that dictates the crafting of melee weapons. If that wasn't enough, they're quite silent, being totally inaudible to zombies and difficult for other players to hear at any appreciable distance, which allows for a good streak of stealth kills. A skilled player can do a run through the city biome (the most zombie-riddled one) just fine with a poor crossbow and a good stock of stone bolts.
2nd Apr '16 12:00:20 PM kikiandlala
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** Scarlett, the intelligence officer of the Joes, uses a crossbow as her main weapon. She gets by thru not being a primary combatant amongst the team.
22nd Mar '16 12:03:35 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''Every {{VideoGame/Turok}} game ever''.

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* %%* ''Every {{VideoGame/Turok}} game ever''.
22nd Mar '16 10:56:57 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/SevenDaysToDie'' has both a wooden bow and a crossbow. They're not the fastest or strongest weapons out there, but by far they're the most practical, especially early on. Both can be fitted with arrows/bolts of different heads with different effects (stone for bleeding [=DoT=], iron for damage, steel for even more damage and a base for crafting the very powerful [[ArrowsOnFire fiery arrows]] and [[StuffBlowingUp explosive bolts), the weapons and their respective ammo is very easy and fast to craft, it feeds off (and therefore increases) the same skill that dictates the crafting of melee weapons. If that wasn't enough, they're quite silent, being totally inaudible to zombies and difficult for other players to hear at any appreciable distance, which allows for a good streak of stealth kills. A skilled player can do a run through the city biome (the most zombie-riddled one) just fine with a poor crossbow and a good stock of stone bolts.
16th Mar '16 7:30:44 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{Contagion}}'' has both a crossbow and a compound bow. Reusable ammo, powerful shots and almost totally silent operation are ''very'' useful in a ZombieApocalypse, and indeed [[DifficultButAwesome they are excellent weapons once you get past the initial difficulty of aiming compared to guns]]. A skilled user is ''deadly'' against zombie and human opponent alike, and can clear out vast expanses of the map without attracting any attention.
27th Feb '16 10:49:45 AM nombretomado
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* Justified in Film/TheAvengers2012. Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, uses a bow because his variety of [[TrickArrow arrow heads]] come with secondary functions that a bullet could never have, such as explosive, second stage projectile, and grappling. Barton is also an impeccable shot with his bow, as shown by him casually hitting a moving target [[OffhandBackhand while looking the other way.]] He does use a sidearm in the beginning of the film however, and eventually runs out of arrows during the assault on New York.
* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', a S.H.I.E.L.D. sniper passes over a [[WallOfWeapons Wall Of Guns]] in favor of a bow, revealing himself to be [[Film/TheAvengers Hawkeye]] pulling a cameo.

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* Justified in Film/TheAvengers2012.''Film/TheAvengers2012''. Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, uses a bow because his variety of [[TrickArrow arrow heads]] come with secondary functions that a bullet could never have, such as explosive, second stage projectile, and grappling. Barton is also an impeccable shot with his bow, as shown by him casually hitting a moving target [[OffhandBackhand while looking the other way.]] He does use a sidearm in the beginning of the film however, and eventually runs out of arrows during the assault on New York.
* In ''Film/{{Thor}}'', a S.H.I.E.L.D. sniper passes over a [[WallOfWeapons Wall Of Guns]] in favor of a bow, revealing himself to be [[Film/TheAvengers [[Film/TheAvengers2012 Hawkeye]] pulling a cameo.
10th Feb '16 8:05:04 AM Anddrix
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* Even Creator/RobLiefeld had to get in on the act--his series ''{{Youngblood}}'' had [[MeaningfulName Shaft]], who used a high-tech gravity-catapult longbow because he thought it [[RuleOfCool looked cooler]] than a gun. In later series, he's not above using guns depending on the situation, but still strongly prefers the bow because he considers it to be irrevocably his "thing".

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* Even Creator/RobLiefeld had to get in on the act--his series ''{{Youngblood}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Youngblood}}'' had [[MeaningfulName Shaft]], who used a high-tech gravity-catapult longbow because he thought it [[RuleOfCool looked cooler]] than a gun. In later series, he's not above using guns depending on the situation, but still strongly prefers the bow because he considers it to be irrevocably his "thing".
2nd Feb '16 12:00:03 PM storymasterb
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* The hunter Simon in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' DoesntLikeGuns, so had a special bow crafted for him by the workshop which also doubles as a sword. While said weapon's description suggests he was scoffed at by most for trying to fight horrific (and sometimes gigantic) beasts with a bow, the mere fact you can meet him at all suggests he made it work at least as well as the guns he hated.
24th Jan '16 9:33:42 PM Cinereous
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* A large number of enemy {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 5]]'' use crossbows with FlamingArrows as primary ranged weapons. In ''4'' this somewhat makes sense as the first two parts of the game take place in an isolated village and a centuries-old castle, but it still carries on in the final third which is on a modern military base and other enemies [[SchizoTech use electrified rods and gatling guns.]] Likewise in ''5,'' the crossbows are used in the opening parts of the game in a dilapidated shanty town, and ultimately gets averted in the final part of the game which takes part in an ElaborateUndergroundBase where the enemies are armed with [[CoolGuns AK-74s and RPG-7s.]]

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* A large number of enemy {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 5]]'' use crossbows with FlamingArrows [[ArrowsOnFire flaming arrows]] as primary ranged weapons. In ''4'' this somewhat makes sense as the first two parts of the game take place in an isolated village and a centuries-old castle, but it still carries on in the final third which is on a modern military base and other enemies [[SchizoTech use electrified rods and gatling guns.]] Likewise in ''5,'' the crossbows are used in the opening parts of the game in a dilapidated shanty town, and ultimately gets averted in the final part of the game which takes part in an ElaborateUndergroundBase where the enemies are armed with [[CoolGuns AK-74s and RPG-7s.]]
24th Jan '16 1:45:03 PM Cinereous
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* A large number of enemy {{Mooks}} in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 5]]'' use crossbows with FlamingArrows as primary ranged weapons. In ''4'' this somewhat makes sense as the first two parts of the game take place in an isolated village and a centuries-old castle, but it still carries on in the final third which is on a modern military base and other enemies [[SchizoTech use electrified rods and gatling guns.]] Likewise in ''5,'' the crossbows are used in the opening parts of the game in a dilapidated shanty town, and ultimately gets averted in the final part of the game which takes part in an ElaborateUndergroundBase where the enemies are armed with [[CoolGuns AK-74s and RPG-7s.]]
** In the ''Mercenaries'' mode of both games, Krauser and Sheva (in an alternate costume) use longbows as their primary weapons.
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