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When the ArcherArchetype fires an arrow and someone has enough hand speed to yank it out of mid-air, that's an arrow catch.

Like so many tropes, this one exists for one reason: [[RuleOfCool it's cool]]. You don't have to be an arrow scientist to figure out that arrows go at crazy speeds. Very few people in the world can catch arrows. Although we have to admit, when they ''do'' do it, it's pretty [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLj8eK814o0 darn cool]]. It also shows that it's only possible when the archer is on ''their side''.

James Randi (AKA The Amazing Randi) has discussed this, as among the many, ''many'' things he's done in his life, he's also studied archery. The above video is an example of the kind of arrow catching he's explained. The arrow in the above is a flu-flu; an arrow with fletching designed for hunting birds. The arrow will leave the bow at high speed, but at a certain distance will slow down dramatically so that you can retrieve your arrow if you miss. Those who catch arrows do so after it has slowed, but before people can see that it has done so. In other words, don't try this at home unless you've got the right equipment.

Can be justified in some cases by giving a character [[SuperReflexes actual supernatural powers]]. Most of the time, though, this kind of thing is the province of the BadassNormal, or just the general {{Badass}} in works where everybody's going medieval on each other.

See BulletCatch for this trope to its next natural level. See CatchAndReturn for this trope ''plus'' a follow-up move.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''
** Kenshiro does this in the 2nd episode. It's called ''Hokuto Shinken Nishi Shinkuu Ha''.
** He used this technique in the following episode to save a boy whose father was being forced by one of Diamond's mooks to shoot a can off his head William Tell-style. In both examples, [[CatchAndReturn he returned the arrow at high speed into the mook responsible]].
** In ''Kenshiro 0 Den'' he uses it to catch and return ''a salvo of arrows fired by an entire archer battalion.'' Yes, every single one of Jugai's longbow-wielding henchmen gets their own arrow back. In the face.
* ''LightNovel/VampireHunterD'' does this in the second anime movie -- ''Bloodlust''.
* One of the samurai of ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'' could do this. He practiced it as a street performer.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** As pictured above, the various warriors in are capable of moving at speeds enough to catch quickly moving objects out of the air. The catcher in queston is Kaede, a super-powered {{Ninja}}.
** [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v05/c42/6.html Setsuna does it with not one, but 5 darts]]. It was {{badass}}.
* In ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' Kenshin does this in the manga during the Jinchu arc when Otowa Hyoko shot an arrow at him, albeit a small one from a hidden shooter, it's still impressive nonetheless.
* Happens regularly in the ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' manga. It's pretty much amongst the basic abilities of martial artists, even the less skilled ones.
* In ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', Kyouya does an impressive feat of catching Belphegor's throwing knives ''between his fingers''.
* Haru Glory catches one with his mouth ''at point-blank range'' in ''Manga/RaveMaster''.
* Souma did this in ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko''. Unfortunately, the arrow immediately exploded in his face.
* [[spoiler:Bazette]] does this in ''Manga/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' when Kuro attempts to use the Archer card on her. [[CatchAndReturn She then throws it back to Kuro like a javelin]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Bazette:''']] I've already seen this tactic.
* Sting from ''Manga/FairyTail'' not only catches an arrow, but then eats it and shoots it back with a massive gust of wind using his Dragon Roar attack.
* Gowther from ''Manga/NanatsuNoTaizai'' was able to do an extremely impressive arrow catch when he caught an arrow that was fired off like a KamehameHadoken.
* Tigre from ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'' catches an arrow aimed at his ChildhoodFriend Teita, then [[CatchAndReturn fires said arrow]] back to where it came from. He did this ''one-handed''.

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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/YoungJustice''
** This popped up when the villain Harm caught an arrow shot by Arrowette and used it to stab her in the shoulder. ComicBook/{{Superboy}} (who was enamored of Arrowette) spent the next issue or two trying and failing to catch her arrows. When an alarm comes, ''Robin'' is able to catch the arrow and get them on topic.
** Later, when Arrowette is about to kill a criminal, Superboy [[ChekhovsSkill manages to catch it just in time.]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}} once caught a TrickArrow shot by Speedy (Roy) over his shoulder, without looking. It was meant as a joke by Roy, and it [[{{Badass}} made a durable impression]] on him until long after he [[SidekickGraduationsStick became Arsenal]].
-->'''Arsenal:''' Dick, he ''caught'' the frickin' arrow.\\
'''Nightwing:''' Would you ''stop'' with that already? How many years ago was that?\\
'''Arsenal:''' He didn't even turn around and he ''caught'' the frickin' ''arrow''!
* VandalSavage does the same thing with one of Arsenal's arrows in ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion''. He then tosses it at ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, instantly disabling her.
* This was a trademark move of villain Constantine Drakon in ''GreenArrow''; much to the Emerald Archer's annoyance.
* In SonicTheComic Amy and Johnny notice Sonic battling the Metallix. Amy pulls out her longbow and fires an armour-piercing arrow at the robot. Meanwhile, the Metallix is about to be beheaded but survives by firing its death ray at Sonic. The robot apologises, stating it used the blaster's lowest setting, and reveals itself to be a Mobian in disguise. As this sinks in, Sonic notices Amy's arrow approaching and grabs it before listening to the Mobian's story. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that he has SuperSpeed.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' mini-comic, Clamp Champ catches an arrow stealthily fired at him by Ninjor. As Clamp Champ explains, he possesses SuperSenses that make him impossible to take by surprise (though that doesn't explain how he could move quickly enough to catch it in the first place, especially when it was fired from fairly close range)
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip from long ago, Charlie Brown was trying to play fetch with Snoopy using a bow and (suction-cup-tipped) arrow: as explained by Charlie Brown, he would shoot the arrow and Snoopy would run to where it landed and fetch it back. Snoopy didn't feel like expending the running energy though, so he just caught the arrow with his mouth right after Charlie Brown shot it. (Snoopy was standing right next to CB at the time, so the arrow had only been shot about a foot before Snoopy caught it.)
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[[folder:Fan works]]
* In ''MaybeImALion'', it's apparently a standard magus test of the reflexes of supernaturally empowered beings to have them catch a bolt shot from a crossbow; the shaft is banded in color, and the score determined by where they grasped it. Lio asks if he gets bonus points for catching it in his teeth. (Lio is somewhat beyond the ordinary parameters of the test.)
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Ashitaka does this in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' at one point. It's the shot that takes some guy's arm off. Extra {{Badass}} points in that he immediately reloads it into his bow. He's also shown to be capable to cutting flying arrows out of the air.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'': During his fight with Batman, Superman catches an arrow shot at him by Green Arrow. However, the arrow in question is a Kryptonite TrickArrow that proceeds to explode in his face.
* Although it's in the background, in the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' during the mead-hall skirmish, if you look for it you can see the Hunk catch an arrow mid-flight right in front of his face. Bonus Points in that his arm, hand, and fingers were absolutely the ''only'' things he moved, the expression on his face and even the ''direction he was looking in'' didn't change.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'': The PrinceCharming was sometimes seen to practice this with his dopey {{sidekick}}. The sidekick would shoot an arrow at him, then he'd spin around, grab the arrow out of the air, and shoot it back with his bow. [[ChekhovsSkill At the right moment]], his sidekick fired the arrow at him, and he caught it and shot it at the monster.
* Parodied in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' when an arrow flies right into Yao's hands without him attempting to grab it.
* Tigress does it in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. Bonus points for the [[ArrowsOnFire arrows being on fire]], and her not even turning to face the arrow when she caught it.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Mr. Miyagi in ''[[Film/TheKarateKid The Next Karate Kid]]'' does the Zen Archery thing, catching an arrow before it hits him.
* Master Pain (a.k.a. Betty) does this in ''Film/KungPowEnterTheFist''.
* Also happens in ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. The villain likes to show off this ability in front of his troops. The first time we see it, he catches an arrow during practice. Later, when the hero goes to fire an arrow at him, he tries to block it with his swords... and misses. (Mathias is shown before the shot to have pulled his massive bow back farther than he usually does, adding the extra power needed to get past the villain's hands.)
* Used by the BigBad in the film ''Film/TheHunted''. And it was at point blank range too.
* Taimak in ''Film/TheLastDragon'' karate-chops an arrow out of the air. As it turns out, he really did, and the stunt only took two hours to get right.
* In ''Film/{{Hero}}'' Nameless and Flying Snow are able to effortlessly sweep aside [[RainOfArrows hundreds of arrows]], while Broken Sword catches one without looking for the simple reason of needing a new writing tool after his previous tool was broken by a passing arrow.
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' has one of Robin's merry men save him by catching an arrow fired by a crossbow. Said catcher was ''blind''.
-->'''Ahchoo:''' Blinkin! How did you do that?\\
'''Blinkin:''' I heard that coming a mile away.\\
'''Robin Hood:''' Right-o, Blinkin, very good.\\
'''Blinkin:''' Pardon? Who's talking?
* Lucien does this in the beginning of ''UnderworldRiseOfTheLycans''. He spends the rest of the movie being shot in the back. Apparently these Mooks were paying attention.
* A variant occurs in ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou'' The "heroes" bust up a KKK rally while trying to save [[DealWithTheDevil Tommy Johnson]] from being lynched. One of them grabs their flag and waves it around, distracting all the Klansmen who don't want it to touch the ground. He then throws the flag into the air, then Big Dan Teague catches it -- with the arrowhead on top of the flagpole an inch from his eye. Unfortunately for him, he then doesn't move out of the way from a falling giant burning cross...
* In a movie version of ''Film/TheMahabharata'', Shiva catches an enemy's arrow in his mouth.
* Michael Dudikoff's character does this in the second ''Film/AmericanNinja'' film.
* Creator/AmitabhBachchan's character does this with multiple arrows in the 1991 {{Bollywood}} film ''Ajooba''. Also an example of RightBackAtYa.
* In ''Film/TheAvengers'', Loki catches one of Hawkeye's arrows a second before it can go through his eye, as Hawkeye has expressed a desire to do. He then sneers at the attempt. [[spoiler:And then its explosive tip detonates in his face.]]
* In ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'', Michelle Yeoh's character catches a dart fired from a blowgun.
* In the tortoise-formation battle from part 1 of ''Film/RedCliff'', [[ReformedCriminal Gan Xing]] catches a spear thrown by an enemy. In the same battle, [[TheHero Zhou Yu]] catches an arrow, but in his shoulder, in order to protect Zhao Yun.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Literature/{{Discworld}}
** This happens in the novel ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', with Vetinari snatching the bolt out of a crossbow before it's fired.
** Happened earlier in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'', where Dorfl the golem catches a crossbow bolt fired by Sergeant Detritus. Well, he doesn't so much catch the arrow as stop it, but the bolt in question was ''a huge metal arrow'' fired from ''a converted ballista''. Golems are incredibly strong, and much faster than they look.
** Then happens again later in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' with Gladys, another golem. The arrow's sudden deceleration causes it to catch fire in her (ceramic) hand.
* Richard from the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series does this once in the second book, to intimidate a group of natives. He rarely gets the chance thereafter, since when arrows ''are'' fired at him, they tend to come [[RainOfArrows in larger numbers]]. The internal justification is that it's part of the manifestation of his War Wizard powers in the context of bladed weapons. He doesn't actively use his power, so it forces itself out of him. He'll vigorously deny it, but especially in later books with the whole "I can do awesome things with any blade with no additional training" shenanigans...
* In a Creator/DavidGemmell novel a character knocks an arrow out of the air with his sword which impresses the would be assassin so much it leads to a DefeatMeansFriendship moment. Subverted because the guy with a sword is a kid who was just practicing his fencing and didn't even know he was being shot at, BeginnersLuck.
* ''Legend'', another Creator/DavidGemmell book has Druss cut an arrow out of the air with a huge double bladed axe, and it too leads too DefeatMeansFriendship. Being Druss, he meant to do it.
* Kellhus in ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'' can pick up arrows from the air without much trouble because he's just that good. Not only can he pluck them from the air, the first time he was shot at he went on to curiously study the arrow (having never seen them before) whilst simultaneously dodging round the hundreds of other arrows landing around him.
** At another point, Kellhus [[CatchAndReturn catches a javelin and throws it back]]. Dunyain training is [[TrainingFromHell serious]].
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse''
** Liam Ironarm, the [[RedBaron Shang Dragon]], catches an arrow aimed at Thayet in the last ''Literature/SongOfTheLioness'' book.
** Nawat does this for fun in ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. Mequen's guard makes a game of seeing how many of their shots he can nab.
* Shanir weapons-master Randiroc easily catches an arrow in ''To Ride a Rathorn'', book 4 of P.C. Hodgell's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''--but then, he's pretty much the only living Kencyr with combat skills that match heroine Jame's undead teacher Tirandys.
* Jiang Wei in ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' is capable of this.
* Lanik, the protagonist of the book ''[[Literature/APlanetCalledTreason Treason]]'' by OrsonScottCard does this in a sense, but ups the badass level to impossible by slowing time (really just speeding himself up so that everyone else appears to be moving in 100x slow motion) right as a squad of archers shoot at his friend. In quicktime, he grabs the arrows and sticks them into the wall behind his friend. The archers, which are an execution squad, are perplexed, but fire again. This time, he goes into quicktime just after they fire, takes the arrows out of midair, and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome stabs them back through the respective archers' hands!]]
* ''Literature/RumoAndHisMiraculousAdventures'': Rumo can do this, thanks to wolpertings' prodigious speed. It does, however, hurt his hand.
* Eragon does one near the end of ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Eldest]]''.
* Parrying an arrow is a skill [[TheWitcher witchers]] are known for. [[MasterSwordsman Geralt]] at one point managed to parry two arrows at once, but his success came to him as a genuine surprise.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters Busted]] by ''Series/MythBusters''. An arrow would be easier to catch than a bullet but you would have to be incredibly lucky to grab the shaft (and grab it so you won't injure your hand). A bullet simply won't be stopped by your hand. A quick reminder is that ''busted'' doesn't mean impossible, but instead incredibly unlikely or impractical. They brought in a martial artist to test the myth, and he did manage to catch a few arrows, but would have been killed by the other two dozen that hit him (if not for the safety precautions). The main thing they did note was that if you had the skill it would be more practical (just less badass) to either dodge the arrow entirely or deflect it.\\\
In a way, they did. The ninja they brought in called foul, and said that a real ninja wouldn't just stand there taking it -- the whole point of being a ninja is not to be noticed to begin with, so any ninja worth anything wouldn't be seen by the archers anyway. Still, he proved that an arrow could be deflected with a sword. So, in a way, Samurai > Archers > Ninja. (Also, the ninja was in his forties, which is past the prime for such a profession.)
* Earlier than ''[=MythBusters=]'' was ''Franchise/RipleysBelieveItOrNot''. The man in question was in his 50s and barely missed the arrow, having the head cut into his palm. Although, he did manage to stop the arrow at least.
* In the ''Film/{{Merlin}}'' TV movie, Mordred shoots an arrow at Maab and she just catches it. She's an elemental being (sorceress/witch, just like the Lady of the Lake), so she has an excuse.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' does this all the time, and so does Hercules in ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''. He at least has the excuse of SuperStrength, though. Notably, on one occasion, Xena caught the first arrow fired in her left hand, the second in her right, and the third ''in her teeth''.
* One episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' has Buffy catching a crossbow bolt that was fired by an automated trap, and in the first season finale, the [[BigBad Master]] catches a bolt from ''her'' crossbow.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' also managed this trick when Faith fired at him with a crossbow. From about 2 feet away. From ''behind''. And yet, he never demonstrates this power before or after, though Angelus sure does. Right after he escapes in season 4 and sneaks back to the hotel, Cordy shoots a crossbow at him, and he catches it. Oh and then he throws the bolt back at her and nails her in the thigh. With him being a floor above her, one might say that it was badass. Subverted in the episode [[Recap/AngelS01E20WarZone WarZone,]] Angel catches the arrow alright, but with a very painful open palm.
* Criss Angel did this once for ''[[Series/CrissAngelMindfreak Mindfreak]]''... after many, many, ''many'' attempts. From the footage they shot, it looked like he injured his hand pretty badly as well. He also attempted it with a [[BulletCatch nail gun.]] That one... [[EpicFail Didn't go so well.]]
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[spoiler: Regina]] does this in season two after [[spoiler: she gets her magic back and [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood Red's]] grandmother]] fires a crossbow at her. She then sets it ''on fire'', and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome throws a fireball around the room]]. Needless to say, this cows the crowd into submission.
** Happens again in Season 3 when Henry shoots a crossbow at Peter Pan, who catches it. He doesn't even seem upset at Henry for trying to kill him.
*** Neal shoots what's essentially a poison arrow at Pan as well. He, of course, catches it again. [[spoiler: Good thing Neal's GenreSavvy enough to put the poison ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard on the shaft]]''.]]
* In one of the flashbacks to the Island on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Yao Fei shoots an arrow at Deathstroke, who catches it easily.
** The Huntress is capable of doing this feat, despite being comparatively untrained compared to the other people who caught arrows.
** In the penultimate episode of the first season, the Dark Archer reveals his identity to Oliver by catching the arrow when Oliver tries to execute him. Oliver does it again to the Dark Archer in the finale, except this time he learned his lesson by [[spoiler: shooting a trick arrow that exploded after Merlyn caught it.]]
** Season 2 has [[spoiler: League of Assassin's Al-Owal(The First),the man who trained Malcolm himself]] catching an arrow shot at him...from behind without even looking.
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[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* NorseMythology:
** One of the powers of Odin was that he could catch arrows.
** Creator/SnorriSturluson relates in ''Literature/ProseEdda'' how after Frigg has made all things swear they will not harm Baldur, the gods make a game of shooting arrows at Baldur, and Baldur catching them from the air for fun. He could not catch the mistletoe, which was the one thing that Frigg had forgotten.
* RobinHood's companion Friar Tuck is sometimes said to have trained his dogs to catch arrows (though Little John's shafts were too fast for them).
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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The monk class had this ability from the first edition, whether it was the ''Oriental Adventure'' version or not. They could catch any number of arrows as long as they made the saving throw.
** The monk class in 3rd Edition has the Missile Snare ability starting at level 3. This can be used to dodge or catch any non-magical missile, including arrows, quarrels, ballista shot, and boulders(!).
** In 3.5, this is changed to a combination of two feats: Deflect Arrows and Snatch Arrows, and specifically said that it wouldn't work for things like boulders and ballistae. You could also only use it once per round... until you were epic levelled.
* TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' includes the skill "Parry Missile Weapon", which can be used to catch spears or arrows instead, at a considerable penalty.
* One of the available abilities in ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' is "Deflect Shot", which allows you to parry ranged attacks from primitive weapons such as bows. Or muskets.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the "Archer" class can gain the ability "Arrow Catch", which effectively allows them to block and counter any arrow-based attack by doing this. Ninja have the ability to catch any thrown projectile, but not arrows. On a similar note, due to a bug, the "Sword Grasp" ability of the Samurai Class, works against EVERYTHING -- swords, maces, fists, arrows, and yes -- bullets too.
* [[DarkActionGirl Hrist]] is shown doing this in ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that she's a goddess of battle.
* ''Franchise/TheWitcher''
** Played with in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher''. The Professor claims to have heard that a Witcher can catch arrows in mid-flight, [[spoiler:shortly before shooting Witcher-in-training Leo with a crossbow and killing him. Geralt later parries a crossbow bolt, causing the professor to realize he was right all along.]]
** In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' you can get a skill to parry arrows, and even deflect them back to the shooter, although how the arrow keeps the momentum or still hits with its point is not explained. Most players don't find the skill worth investing points to, since archers and arbalists are very rare enemy type in the game, and can usually be eliminated before they get two arrows/bolts shot.
* If you ScrewDestiny in ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors 5'' and save Sun Jian during the battle of Jing province, he'll do one of these to intimidate the archers who were firing on him.
* Theoretically possible in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' as arrows in flight can be interacted with and ''picked up'', but to do so would require inhuman reflexes. Easier to do with one of the shouts, which slows the game down effectively giving you inhuman reflexes.
** Creator/FreddieWong uses this trope in his ''Skyrim Badass'' video to defy the tired "arrow to the knee" meme.
* ''VideoGame/TowerFall'' and it's UpdatedRerelease Towerfall Ascension use this as a gameplay mechanic, as you have a limited supply of arrows it's either catching them during a dash, or walking around collecting them. It is essential to survive against enemy archers, and other players.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Guere [[http://miamaska.tidalcomics.com/?strip_id=55 pulls this off]] in ''Webcomic/{{Miamaska}}''.
* The webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'', being based on ''D&D'', has a goblin monk [[http://www.goblinscomic.com/06212009/ demonstrating the ability.]]
* Cale'Anon from ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' can do this with a crossbow bolt ''fired from behind him''. And then he impaled the shooter through the head in the same motion as turning around, as part of his continued [[TookALevelInBadass taking of levels in badass]]. [[OurElvesAreBetter But he's an elf.]]
* [[http://dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2009-07-29 Melna pulls this off]] in ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'', complete with incredulous LampshadeHanging by another character.
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' features the badass Dragon-blooded monk Ten Winds [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0366.html pulling this off.]] While being a DeadpanSnarker.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': [[SuperSoldier Jenka]], with an actual arrow.
-->'''Jenka:''' [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050606 I forgive. Once.]]
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Tarquin [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0851.html proves he's good enough]] to catch Haley's arrows out of the air. He does it again a few strips later, and Nale has just enough time to gloat before [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0858.html POOOF]]. At the end of the arc this ability backfires again on Tarquin, since even if he can catch two arrows at the same time, [[spoiler:doing so while you need both hands to cling to a railing proves problematic]].
* Played for laughs in [[http://nn4b.com/?webcomic1=510 a page]] of ''Webcomic/NoNeedForBushido''.
-->'''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Cho]]:''' I found something!\\
'''Ina:''' An arrow? We must be getting close. Where was it?\\
'''Cho:''' I was just walking and... (''catches a second arrow'') Oh! Another one!
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'', Flechette manages one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/sentinel-9-2/ Chapter 9.2]] when her arrival catches fellow [[KidHero Wards member]] Shadow Stalker off-guard.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* John Redcorn caught an arrow in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill.'' It probably helped that he was standing right next to the archer at the time.
* Finn in ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' catches an arrow of ''ice'' in the episode "Chamber of Frozen Blades" where Finn and Jake were in a ninja fad.
* Storm-Shadow from ''Franchise/GIJoe'' (a ninja character) was capable of, and performed this feat. Followed shortly thereafter by a double-face-kick to two guys either side of him.
* Robin of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' does this once.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' managed to catch one once, but the arrow turned into a venomous snake and bit him.
* Danny does this in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. He was mad impressed when he did so, but failed to notice until the last minute that said arrow had dynamite strapped to it. You can tell what happens next...
* In the episode "Secrets" of ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the villain, Harm, manages to catch several of Artemis's arrows. Artemis however, wises up and tricks Harm into catching an arrow while he's standing next to a gas stove. The arrow [[ArrowsOnFire bursts into flames]] and and blows up the kitchen Harm's in. [[ImplacableMan It only slowed him down though]].
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