History Main / TrickArrow

26th Nov '16 9:23:07 AM StFan
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*** In his appearance along with Speedy in the ''WesternAnimation/{{DCAU}}'', they both have quantum arrows, which seem to act as a really tiny nuke when fired at the same time.

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*** In his appearance along with Speedy in the ''WesternAnimation/{{DCAU}}'', Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, they both have quantum arrows, which seem to act as a really tiny nuke when fired at the same time.
22nd Nov '16 5:55:36 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon on the Border]]'', Daffydd creates an armor-piercing arrow, designed to pierce armor, go through an empty space, and then pierce an additional layer of armor, as opposed to piercing armor and wounding the person wearing it like a normal arrow. Because the enemy of this book, the Hollow Men, are effectively animated suits of armor with no body inside, this enables him to kill three opponents in a single shot, with the arrow going through the first target to hit the target behind him. The arrows are never used in later books, as the design isn't very good at wounding flesh and blood enemies.

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* In ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon on the Border]]'', ''Literature/TheDragonOnTheBorder'', Daffydd creates an armor-piercing arrow, designed to pierce armor, go through an empty space, and then pierce an additional layer of armor, as opposed to piercing armor and wounding the person wearing it like a normal arrow. Because the enemy of this book, the Hollow Men, are effectively animated suits of armor with no body inside, this enables him to kill three opponents in a single shot, with the arrow going through the first target to hit the target behind him. The arrows are never used in later books, as the design isn't very good at wounding flesh and blood enemies.
10th Nov '16 11:27:00 PM Codefreak5
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* While not arrows per se, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' features different kinds of bullets. There are armor-piercing, explosive, incendiary, and freezing bullets to name some examples.
** The oddest of the bunch is Jack's Warp Ammo, which essentially consists of bullets [[MindOverMatter empowered by her brain]] ([[PowerCopying or yours]], if you choose it as your bonus power) to do more damage to pretty much everything.
** To be fair, mass effect fields are easily incorporated in a lot of technology without the need of a biotic generating them. They probably stuck an [[AppliedPhlebotinum eezo]] core inside the bullet. Although, considering the usual bullets in the Mass Effect universe are just tiny (sandgrain-sized) pieces of metal that are produced at need by being shavings from a metal block inside the gun, it'd be hard to put anything IN them, so direct empowerment by the shooter is more likely.
24th Oct '16 1:51:46 PM StFan
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--->Net arrows! Boxing glove arrows! How about just one! Pointed! Arrow! Dad!

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--->Net --->'''Green Arrow:''' Net arrows! Boxing glove arrows! How about just one! Pointed! Arrow! Dad!



--->'''Etrigan''':(incoherent gargling)
--->'''Batman''': What the hell kind of-
--->'''Ollie''': Fire extinguisher arrow.
--->'''Batman''': I will never - ever - make fun of your trick arrows again.

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--->'''Etrigan''':(incoherent gargling)
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--->'''Etrigan:''' [incoherent gargling]\\
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I will never - -- ever - -- make fun of your trick arrows again.






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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has Yondu, who controls a single arrow by whistling to make it fly around. He shows it's the only weapon he needs when [[spoiler: he uses it to take out an entire squad of Kree goons and one ship in the climax.]]

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' has Yondu, who controls a single arrow by whistling to make it fly around. He shows it's the only weapon he needs when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he uses it to take out an entire squad of Kree goons and one ship in the climax.]]
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* Yeoman, the BadassNormal archer of the WildCards universe, has homemade explosive arrows, but [[LampshadeHanging makes sure to point out]] that they are shorter ranged and less accurate than his normal arrows due to their weight and poor balance.

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* Yeoman, the BadassNormal archer of the WildCards ''Literature/WildCards'' universe, has homemade explosive arrows, but [[LampshadeHanging [[RealityEnsues makes sure to point out]] that they are shorter ranged and less accurate than his normal arrows due to their weight and poor balance.



* In ''[[TheDragonKnight The Dragon on the Border]]'', Daffydd creates an armor-piercing arrow, designed to pierce armor, go through an empty space, and then pierce an additional layer of armor, as opposed to piercing armor and wounding the person wearing it like a normal arrow. Because the enemy of this book, the Hollow Men, are effectively animated suits of armor with no body inside, this enables him to kill three opponents in a single shot, with the arrow going through the first target to hit the target behind him. The arrows are never used in later books, as the design isn't very good at wounding flesh and blood enemies.

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* In ''[[TheDragonKnight ''[[Literature/TheDragonKnight The Dragon on the Border]]'', Daffydd creates an armor-piercing arrow, designed to pierce armor, go through an empty space, and then pierce an additional layer of armor, as opposed to piercing armor and wounding the person wearing it like a normal arrow. Because the enemy of this book, the Hollow Men, are effectively animated suits of armor with no body inside, this enables him to kill three opponents in a single shot, with the arrow going through the first target to hit the target behind him. The arrows are never used in later books, as the design isn't very good at wounding flesh and blood enemies.






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* Unsurprisingly we see Oliver Queen using a few of these in ''{{Series/Arrow}}''.
** But only rarely in combat; he prefers killing (now wounding) his enemies the old-fashioned way. They get more use when he needs to set up ziplines, or bugs.
*** Most of his normal arrows are handwaved as being "tranq arrows." Although we never see what the arrowhead looks like on screen, and adding tranquilizer to a normal arrowhead wouldn't decrease its lethality.
** He's even used an improvised boxing glove arrow! (S3E06, "Guilty")

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* Unsurprisingly we see Oliver Queen using a few of these in ''{{Series/Arrow}}''.
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''Series/{{Arrow}}''. But only rarely in combat; he prefers killing (now wounding) his enemies the old-fashioned way. They get more use when he needs to set up ziplines, or bugs.
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bugs. Most of his normal arrows are handwaved as being "tranq arrows." Although we never see what the arrowhead looks like on screen, and adding tranquilizer to a normal arrowhead wouldn't decrease its lethality. \n** He's even used an improvised boxing glove arrow! (S3E06, "Guilty")



* [[Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell William Tell]] shoots net arrows a couple of times. Note that his usual bolts are very light anyway and are mostly used for trick shots; it's rare to see him actually injure someone with them.

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* [[Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'': William Tell]] Tell shoots net arrows a couple of times. Note that his usual bolts are very light anyway and are mostly used for trick shots; it's rare to see him actually injure someone with them.






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** Not to mention the fact that "Ranger", one of the lead characters of the animated series, has a ''magic'' bow that seems to be able to [[SwissArmySuperpower fire any sort of bolt.]]



*** The later added Seeker embodies this trope even more a member of that class can shoot things such [[AbnormalAmmo vines or fairies]].

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*** ** The later added later-added Seeker embodies this trope even more a member of that class can shoot things such as [[AbnormalAmmo vines or fairies]].



* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s Siderials have two charms to do this. The first allows them to fire anything shorter then their arm as an arrow, the second transforms arrows in flight into such things as glass, boulders, enough grain to feed a person, snow, or raw life force.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'':
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Siderials have two charms to do this. The first allows them to fire anything shorter then their arm as an arrow, the second transforms arrows in flight into such things as glass, boulders, enough grain to feed a person, snow, or raw life force.



* Some editions of WarhammerFantasy takes a page from Conan's book and gives the Tomb Kings snake arrows.

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* Some editions of WarhammerFantasy ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' takes a page from Conan's book and gives the Tomb Kings snake arrows.






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* Haley Starshine of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' turns from Archer into this trope when she acquires [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0615.html a bow that does cold damage, freezes the target in a block of ice, and gives them a fresh minty breath.]]
** She also has [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0858.html one]] to counter an ArrowCatch.

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* Haley Starshine of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' turns from Archer into this trope when she acquires [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0615.html a bow that does cold damage, freezes the target in a block of ice, and gives them a fresh minty breath.]]
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]] She also has [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0858.html one]] to counter an ArrowCatch.



* Treneth in Webcomic/{{Visseria}} does this by payloading his arrows with magic scrolls. [[ArrowsOnFire He seems to favor fire spells]], but has also shown a flare gun effect.

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* Treneth in Webcomic/{{Visseria}} ''Webcomic/{{Visseria}}'' does this by payloading his arrows with magic scrolls. [[ArrowsOnFire He seems to favor fire spells]], but has also shown a flare gun effect.
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* Darkhood in ''WebOriginal/InterviewingLeather'' is a BadAssNormal, probably based on Green Arrow. So obviously he has a bunch of different arrows like taser arrows, grappling arrows and even *gasp* normal arrows.

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* Darkhood in ''WebOriginal/InterviewingLeather'' ''Literature/InterviewingLeather'' is a BadAssNormal, probably based on Green Arrow. So obviously he has a bunch of different arrows like taser arrows, grappling arrows and even *gasp* normal arrows.



* ''{{Franchise/Neopets}}'' has various arrows that range from serious to silly, for example the [[http://items.jellyneo.net/?go=item&showitem=10705 Lava Arrow,]] "Dipped in smouldering lava this arrow will burn its way through anything," [[http://items.jellyneo.net/?go=item&showitem=56161 Lovestruck Arrow,]] like what Cupid has, [[http://items.jellyneo.net/index.php?go=item&showitem=59594 Arrows of Happiness,]] which causes happiness, [[http://items.jellyneo.net/index.php?go=item&showitem=47450 Frozen Bow and Arrows,]] an arrow tipped with an ice cube, and the [[http://items.jellyneo.net/?go=item&showitem=31835 Marshmallow Bow and Arrow,]] an arrow tipped with a marshmallow.

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* ''{{Franchise/Neopets}}'' ''Website/{{Neopets}}'' has various arrows that range from serious to silly, for example the [[http://items.jellyneo.net/?go=item&showitem=10705 Lava Arrow,]] "Dipped in smouldering lava this arrow will burn its way through anything," [[http://items.jellyneo.net/?go=item&showitem=56161 Lovestruck Arrow,]] like what Cupid has, [[http://items.jellyneo.net/index.php?go=item&showitem=59594 Arrows of Happiness,]] which causes happiness, [[http://items.jellyneo.net/index.php?go=item&showitem=47450 Frozen Bow and Arrows,]] an arrow tipped with an ice cube, and the [[http://items.jellyneo.net/?go=item&showitem=31835 Marshmallow Bow and Arrow,]] an arrow tipped with a marshmallow.






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** Hank the Ranger, one of the lead characters of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' animated series, has a ''magic'' bow that seems to be able to [[SwissArmySuperpower fire any sort of bolt.]]



* Scarlett from ''{{GI Joe}}'' had a quiver full of Trick Quarrels for her crossbow, and Lady Jaye used Trick Javelins.

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* Scarlett from ''{{GI Joe}}'' had ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has a quiver full of Trick Quarrels for her crossbow, and Lady Jaye used Trick Javelins.



* In the 1970s {{Creator/Filmation}} ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'', the Arborians used [[FreezeRay ''ice arrows'']] as their weapon of choice. Interestingly, there was never any indication that this was anything less than lethal (no HarmlessFreezing here), it was simply a way to avoid the [[GoryDiscretionShot ugly messiness]] of a conventional arrow. Though the ice arrows did turn out to be very handy for putting out fires, especially the larger varient that Vultan and his Hawkman are able to throw down from the air without needing bows.

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* In the 1970s {{Creator/Filmation}} Creator/{{Filmation}} ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'', the Arborians used [[FreezeRay ''ice arrows'']] as their weapon of choice. Interestingly, there was never any indication that this was anything less than lethal (no HarmlessFreezing here), it was simply a way to avoid the [[GoryDiscretionShot ugly messiness]] of a conventional arrow. Though the ice arrows did turn out to be very handy for putting out fires, especially the larger varient that Vultan and his Hawkman are able to throw down from the air without needing bows.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]," the final event in the games is an archery contest. The twist is that the arrowheads ''freeze'' what they hit, and the goal is to cover the entire target in ice before the other ponies. Chaos ensues when one participant trips up and fires one into a cloud, turning the entire thing into an ice ball which nearly crushes the audience.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]," Games]]", the final event in the games is an archery contest. The twist is that the arrowheads ''freeze'' what they hit, and the goal is to cover the entire target in ice before the other ponies. Chaos ensues when one participant trips up and fires one into a cloud, turning the entire thing into an ice ball which nearly crushes the audience.



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15th Oct '16 1:43:29 PM NESBoy
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** The oddest of the bunch is Jack's Warp Ammo, which essentially consists of bullets [[MindOverMatter empowered by her brain]] ([[MegaManning or yours]], if you choose it as your bonus power) to do more damage to pretty much everything.

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** The oddest of the bunch is Jack's Warp Ammo, which essentially consists of bullets [[MindOverMatter empowered by her brain]] ([[MegaManning ([[PowerCopying or yours]], if you choose it as your bonus power) to do more damage to pretty much everything.
7th Aug '16 6:07:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/GreenArrow'' in TheDCU, features [[TropeCodifier prominently]] the Green arrow and Arsenal/Red Arrow (formerly GA's Boy {{Sidekick}}, Speedy). Among others, they've used handcuff arrows, jiu-jitsu arrows, and ''boxing glove arrows''.

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* ''Franchise/GreenArrow'' in TheDCU, Franchise/TheDCU, features [[TropeCodifier prominently]] the Green arrow and Arsenal/Red Arrow (formerly GA's Boy {{Sidekick}}, Speedy). Among others, they've used handcuff arrows, jiu-jitsu arrows, and ''boxing glove arrows''.
29th Jun '16 10:17:04 AM HeroGal2347
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Gosalyn's hero identity was Quiverwing Quack. Among her trick arrows were glue arrows, boxing glove arrows, and at least one pencil sharpener arrow.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Gosalyn's hero identity was Quiverwing Quack.Quack in the episode "[[Recap/DarkwingDuckS1E59TheQuiverwingQuack The Quiverwing Quack]]". Among her trick arrows were glue arrows, boxing glove arrows, and at least one pencil sharpener arrow.
19th May '16 7:19:11 AM Wint
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* Hanzo of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is an ArcherArchetype with an arsenal: Sonic Arrow, which grants you echo-location with a noticable radius; Scatter Arrow, which [[MacrossMissileMassacre splits into many arrows on impact]]; and finally, Dragonstrike - a slow-moving, spirit-charged, wall-clipping arrow that looks like [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons two coiled dragons]].
11th May '16 6:26:39 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'''s Siderials have two charms to do this. The first allows them to fire anything shorter then their arm as an arrow, the second transforms arrows in flight into such things as glass, boulders, enough grain to feed a person, snow, or raw life force.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'''s Siderials have two charms to do this. The first allows them to fire anything shorter then their arm as an arrow, the second transforms arrows in flight into such things as glass, boulders, enough grain to feed a person, snow, or raw life force.



* ''{{Rifts}}'' has magic and/or high-tech explosive arrows in just about every setting, for those who cannot or will not use laser rifles like everyone else.
* ''{{GURPS}}'' 4th edition Imbluements system, when applied to archery, allows an archer to do pretty much anything with arrows, be it disintegrating swords, paralyzing enemies, or shooting a cone of destruction.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' has magic and/or high-tech explosive arrows in just about every setting, for those who cannot or will not use laser rifles like everyone else.
* ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' 4th edition Imbluements system, when applied to archery, allows an archer to do pretty much anything with arrows, be it disintegrating swords, paralyzing enemies, or shooting a cone of destruction.



* Multiple characters in the ''{{Champions}}'' universe, including Crossbow (a hero) and Rainbow Archer (a villain).
** This sort of character is generally easy to build in systems with "effect-based" power creation rules like ''Champions'' or ''{{TabletopGame/Mutants and Masterminds}}''. Take an attack power with multiple alternate modes (which generally come at a significant discount for only being usable one at a time), give it the special effect "bow and trick arrows", add the necessary drawbacks if it's actual equipment that can be taken away, and you're basically done.

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* Multiple characters in the ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' universe, including Crossbow (a hero) and Rainbow Archer (a villain).
** This sort of character is generally easy to build in systems with "effect-based" power creation rules like ''Champions'' or ''{{TabletopGame/Mutants and Masterminds}}''.''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds''. Take an attack power with multiple alternate modes (which generally come at a significant discount for only being usable one at a time), give it the special effect "bow and trick arrows", add the necessary drawbacks if it's actual equipment that can be taken away, and you're basically done.
5th May '16 12:40:14 PM Alceister
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* Much like the Mongols, Japanese archers during the Heian period used whistling arrowheads for signalling and for scaring the enemy, but they were also used for ritualistic purposes as well.

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* Much like the Mongols, Japanese archers during the Heian period used whistling arrowheads for signalling signalling, for religious rituals, and for scaring the enemy, but they enemy. They were also used for ritualistic purposes as well.mainly employed in warfare during the Heian period, when battles were more often a series of individual duels.



* There's a tutorial for making explosive arrows or crossbow bolts in ''The Anarchist's Cookbook'' (look it up if you really want to know), albeit both AwesomeButImpractical and highly dangerous.

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* There's a tutorial for making explosive arrows or crossbow bolts in ''The Anarchist's Cookbook'' (look it up if you really want to know), albeit both AwesomeButImpractical and highly dangerous.dangerous to the user.
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