The Archer Archetype is a common character trope for bow wielding characters. This character will fall into one of two basic personality camps, but they do have a great deal in common apart from this. Physically, they will be fit but not burly and will typically refrain from the use of heavy armor. Not only is it too heavy to use effectively, but it also gets in the way of shooting. Fitting their physique will be a dependence on both grace and skill as well as strategies that involve around keeping the enemy away from them through the use of stealth, trickery and tactics. They are good at what they do and they know it, leaving them independent and often suspicious of authority. The trope then splits into two camps for personality. First, you have the older character type. This archer will be young, brash and witty. His arrogance and hot headed nature may get the best of him or annoy his allies, but there is no denying his skill. In more modern times, however, the character can take to the opposite extreme: They will be cool, analytical and very level headed. Because they tend to be calmer, they will seem less arrogant, but their detached nature can leave them unsocial and prickly. Compare The Straight and Arrow Path and Cold Sniper.