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24th Nov '16 8:28:54 PM Necrodomo
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* Bows and arrows are regularly seen alongside guns and grenades in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' owing to the UrbanFantasy of the setting and the fact that some of the [[AnotherDimension Planes of Existence]] visited in the series aren't part of the modern world. The [[AscendedDemon Redeemed]] in particular has supernaturally good skill with a bow that allow them to match all but the most capable users of firearms.
10th Nov '16 10:54:37 PM Gamermaster
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* Signum of ''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.

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* Signum of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''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.
5th Nov '16 10:06:42 PM nombretomado
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* As does Hawkeye in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', as well as in ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''. And Francis Barton, his son, in ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow''.

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* As does Hawkeye in ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersUnitedTheyStand'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', and ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'', as well as in ''IronManArmoredAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''. And Francis Barton, his son, in ''WesternAnimation/NextAvengersHeroesOfTomorrow''.
5th Nov '16 3:02:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Melina Havelock, from Film/JamesBond ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' uses a crossbow as a way of demonstrating just how {{badass}} she is.

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* Melina Havelock, from Film/JamesBond ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' uses a crossbow as a way of demonstrating just how {{badass}} badass she is.
8th Oct '16 8:11:45 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', Robin uses a crossbow despite guns being readily available, likely because it's quieter [[spoiler:and as an immortal creature, he likely has more proficiency with it than he would with a gun.]]
4th Sep '16 5:06:44 PM intastiel
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* Hanzo Shimada in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' brings a bow to an arena full of modern weapons and futuristic {{Ray Gun}}s. He rounds out the repertoire with {{Trick Arrow}}s, [[ImprobableAimingSkills ricocheting shots]], and occasionally using dragon magic to chase the arrow with a KamehameHadoken.
22nd Aug '16 7:51:17 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.

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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 are very easy and fast to craft, ''and'' it feeds off (and therefore increases) Weapon Smithing, the same skill that dictates the crafting of melee weapons.weapons[[note]]in fact, crafting lots and lots of arrows is a worthwhile way to {{Level Grind|ing}} that doesn't leave you with a lot of junk to discard - they don't depend on a quality level[[/note]]. 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 Aug '16 5:50:31 AM REV6Pilot
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* Played with in ''Manga/OnePiece''. In a world where every pirate seems to carry a pistol and the Marines use muskets, the marksman of the Straw Hat Crew is a [[ImprobableAimingSkills deadeye]] with a slingshot. Which, the particular weapon apart, keeps him pretty much within the trope: with the modifications (magic seashells to increase the speed and power of his projectiles and a variety of [[GreenThumb weaponized plants]] as AbnormalAmmo), his slingshot is better than most firearms, and he has the training.

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* Played with in ''Manga/OnePiece''. In a world where every pirate seems to carry a pistol and the Marines use muskets, the marksman of the Straw Hat Crew is a [[ImprobableAimingSkills deadeye]] with a slingshot. Which, the particular weapon apart, keeps him pretty much within the trope: with the modifications (magic seashells to increase the speed and power of his projectiles and a variety of [[GreenThumb weaponized plants]] as AbnormalAmmo), his slingshot is better than most firearms, and he has the training.



Where to begin? As mentioned above, this is a common trope in comics, though that's really putting it lightly. There's pretty much an entire sub-class of heroes known as archers.

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Where to begin? As mentioned above, this is a common trope in comics, though that's really putting it lightly. There's pretty much an entire sub-class of heroes known as archers.



* When placed in a FirstPersonShooter, the bow or crossbow can pretty much be counted on to be as powerful as a sniper rifle, such as the scoped crossbow in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series, which uses tranquilizer darts meant for large animals or red-hot lengths of iron rebar for bolts. Both are extremely deadly against pretty much anything Gordon Freeman comes to face.

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* When placed in a FirstPersonShooter, the bow or crossbow can pretty much be counted on to be as powerful as a sniper rifle, such as the scoped crossbow in the ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' series, which uses tranquilizer darts meant for large animals or red-hot lengths of iron rebar for bolts. Both are extremely deadly against pretty much mostly anything Gordon Freeman comes to face.
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.
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