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* Gretel from ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'' carries an over-and-under version of this, which uses its own recoil to cock itself. It can also rotate to shoot bolts in opposite directions.

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* Gretel from ''Film/HanselAndGretelWitchHunters'' carries an over-and-under version of this, which uses its own recoil to cock itself. It can also rotate to shoot bolts in opposite directions. Also the stirrup, which would normally be used to cock the weapon manually, can be pulled out revealing a large machete for melee combat.

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* In the 1980s, light-gun shooter ''Crossbow'' an arcade game from Exidy had you protect a hapless group of adventurers from incoming monsters with a rapid-fire crossbow.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}''-clone, ''Demon Stalkers: The Raid on Doomfane'' had your heroes rip into the forces of evil with rapid-fire crossbows.
* ''Gemstone Warrior'' and its sequel ''Gemstone Healer'' from SSI had its hero fight his way through demons to the magical Gemstone with a rapid-fire crossbow that was weak but had a large ammo supply and fireballs which OneHitKill but your ammo supply was very limited.

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* The Auto Crossbow in ''VideoGame/FellSealArbitersMark'' can hit up to four enemies with a single attack.

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* Steamlogic's ''Mechanical Dreams'' has repeating crossbows. The most basic versions can store 3 bolts while the best quality ones can hold 12 bolt. Then there's the Arrow Rotary, this is a drum-fed automatic crossbow that can hold 100 arrows and will continuously shoot so long as the trigger is pressed.

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* The ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' gunslinger archetype, the Bolt Ace, is used for [[FantasyGunControl settings where the early firearms of Golarion are not commonplace.]] It allows the normally slow-to-reload crossbows to act as [[BottomlessMagazines firearms from an action movie.]] One class ability, ''Inexplicable Reload,'' [[LampshadeHanging acknowledges the absurdity]] of a crossbow reloading as quicky as it does -- as many as [[MoreDakka six shots or more in six seconds]] for a sufficiently advanced character.


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* Karil's Crossbow, the [[LostTechnology ancient sniper's equipment]] of ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}},'' is a Chinese-style repeating crossbow. Compared to its more widely available hand crossbows, it boasts a faster firing rate, on par with a [[{{Multishot}} shortbow,]] but can only fire from [[AwesomeButImpractical fully-loaded magazines,]] which are only found in the same [[ClownCarGrave burial chest you found the bow in,]] or purchased from an Eastern trader, who sells nothing else.


** The official light gun attachment for the Nintendo Wii, known as the Wii Zapper, comes packaged with ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining'', a Gaiden Game for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]. Link's Crossbow never needs to be reloaded, and can be charged to fire Bomb Arrows; hitting the right target for a powerup will turn it into ''fully''-automatic crossbow for 100 bolts.

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** The official light gun attachment for the Nintendo Wii, known as the Wii Zapper, comes packaged with ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining'', a Gaiden Game GaidenGame for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]].Princess]]''. Link's Crossbow never needs to be reloaded, and can be charged to fire Bomb Arrows; hitting the right target for a powerup will turn it into ''fully''-automatic crossbow for 100 bolts.


* Interestingly, the official lightgun attachment for the Nintendo Wii, known as the Wii Zapper, comes with ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining''. Link's Crossbow never needs to be reloaded, and can be powered up with 100 bolts of automatic rapid-fire. The idea was later expanded upon with Linkle's dual crossbows in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Legends'', which combines this trope with some mild GunKata.

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* Interestingly, the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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official lightgun light gun attachment for the Nintendo Wii, known as the Wii Zapper, comes packaged with ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining''. ''VideoGame/LinksCrossbowTraining'', a Gaiden Game for ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]. Link's Crossbow never needs to be reloaded, and can be powered up with charged to fire Bomb Arrows; hitting the right target for a powerup will turn it into ''fully''-automatic crossbow for 100 bolts of automatic rapid-fire. The idea was bolts.
** ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' would
later expanded upon with Linkle's dual introduce Linkle, a young girl who ''thinks'' she's the legendary hero but is really just [[RightManInTheWrongPlace a heroine in her own right]]. To accentuate this, her primary weapon loadout is a pair of crossbows in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors Legends'', which combines this trope that take a lot of hints from the aforementioned ''Crossbow Training'', complete with some mild GunKata.temporary full-auto in her strong attack.


** Historic repeating crossbows all had the same problem, they lacked the range and penetrating power of their slower firing brethren. Great for volume of fire, less then spectacular when it comes to precision marksmanship, long range target shooting, and armor penetration. Which is why the bolts were often [[PoisonedWeapon poisoned]], or scaled up to the size of artillery.

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** Historic repeating crossbows all had the same problem, they lacked the range and penetrating power of their slower firing brethren. Great for volume of fire, less then spectacular when it comes to precision marksmanship, long range target shooting, and armor penetration. Which is why the bolts were often [[PoisonedWeapon [[PoisonedWeapons poisoned]], or scaled up to the size of artillery.



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* In the argentine comic ''Gilgamesh The Immortal'', a story is set after a nuclear war has returned mankind to the technological level of the Middle Ages. A man, using old and worn construction plans, is building a steam engine, but a priest considers this an abomination and a heresy. The priest leads a mob that seeks to destroy the machine, but the builder casually says that over the years he has acquired some practice, and shows them his latest invention: a crossbow equipped with a rotating drum with 12 arrows. And the mob decides to leave him alone.

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* One of the weapons that the protagonist in ''VideoGame/DarkWatch'' can use is a crossbow that can hold several bolts in a clip. Also, each bolt is tipped with explosives - even if Jericho misses, he could still kill the target.


** However, a body recovered from the site of a Roman siege in south-western England showed that a bolt-head typical of a Roman repeating crossbow had enough force to go right through a human body from the front and lodge in the luckless target's spine, with the point penetrating out of his back. Ref. Adam Hart-Davis, below.

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** However, a body recovered from the site of a Roman siege in south-western England Britain showed that a bolt-head typical of a Roman repeating crossbow had enough force to go right through a human body from the front and lodge in the luckless target's spine, with the point penetrating out of his back. Ref. Adam Hart-Davis, below.

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* The Desert Striker Crossbow from ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}'', is a future semi-automatic, reverse-draw crossbow that functions as a scope-less sniper weapon with varied ammo in early game.


* A modern automatic crossbow that feeds from a large drum magazine is Ajay Ghale's go-to stealth WeaponOfChoice in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'', although the standard bow from the last game is still available as well, it really comes down to player preference.

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* A modern automatic crossbow that feeds crossbow, built out of a PP-19 Bizon submachine gun and as such feeding from a large drum magazine helical magazine, is Ajay Ghale's go-to stealth WeaponOfChoice in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'', although the ''VideoGame/FarCry4''. The standard bow from the last game is still available as well, so it really comes down to player preference.preference (the auto-cross can be used one-handed and is much faster, removing much of the skill necessary to use it to its full potential, but non-headshots are slightly weaker and it can't use fire or explosive bolts).



** The crossbow in ''Videogame/HalfLife2'' is no longer automatic, and you can only carry twelve shots, but becomes the most damaging non-explosive weapon in the game. While it's no longer magazine-fed, it still has some automatic parts, allowing it to rearm itself while the user reaches for a new projectile.
** ''VideoGame/SvenCoop'' remedies this by making the fire rate longer between each shot.

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** The crossbow in ''Videogame/HalfLife2'' is no longer automatic, fed via magazines, and you can only carry twelve shots, but becomes the most damaging non-explosive weapon in the game. While it's no longer magazine-fed, it still has some automatic parts, allowing it to rearm itself while the user reaches for a new projectile.
** ''VideoGame/SvenCoop'' remedies this by making the fire rate longer between each shot.
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** Trying to be funny, or referencing the RL slow fire rate? [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes]].

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** Trying to be funny, or referencing the RL slow fire rate? rate it would have in real life? [[MathematiciansAnswer Yes]].



* Coincidentally there's ''another'' Queen Mercedes (this one an elf) in ''VideoGame/MapleStory'', who [[DualWielding dual-wields]] a pair of 'bowguns', which can be best described as this trope with a dash of GatlingGood. In her case, she never has to reload because her arrows are made of magic. Given her rate of fire, conventional ammunition would probably be impossible to reload quick enough unless it was belt-fed.
** Also from Maplestory there is the Wild Hunter class who is from a very Steampunk inspired faction and thus can use mechanisms to fire their crossbow at a rate comparable to Mercedes, without magic!

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* Coincidentally there's ''another'' Queen Mercedes (this one an elf) in ''VideoGame/MapleStory'', who ''VideoGame/MapleStory'' [[DualWielding dual-wields]] a pair of 'bowguns', which can be best described as this trope with a dash of GatlingGood. In her case, she never has to reload because her arrows are made of magic. Given her rate of fire, conventional ammunition would probably be impossible to reload quick enough unless it was belt-fed.
** Also from Maplestory there is the Wild Hunter class who is from a very Steampunk inspired faction and thus can use mechanisms to fire their crossbow at a rate comparable to Mercedes, without magic!magic.



* ''VideoGame/OddworldStrangersWrath'' has the main character use an arm-mounted double-barrel crossbow that fire [[BeeBeeGun bees]] like machine-gun as well as various other critters.

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* ''VideoGame/OddworldStrangersWrath'' has the main character use an arm-mounted double-barrel crossbow that fire fires [[BeeBeeGun bees]] like machine-gun at a machine gun-like rate, as well as various other critters.


* In Eric Cox's ''The Relic Guild'' series - Namji, an Aelfir noblewoman and allied magic-user to the Relic Guild, owns a stolen Aelfir pistol crossbow. This item is a master-crafted, {{Magitek}} weapon that uses power stones. While there's charge in the stones, the weapons will automatically reload and cock after each trigger pull. The weapon carries a magazine of pencil-sized crossbolts that are all enchanted with a single-use offensive spell cast by Namji. In a world, where {{Magitek}} guns are commonplace, her crossbow gives her firepower that often outclasses enemy firearms.



* In D20 rpg ''TabletopGame/DarkLegacies'', there are standard automatic crossbows out of Dungeons and Dragons, but also there are even more advanced assault crossbows, which are automatic crossbows with an ammo belt to create a constant rate of fire. And a certain class can further mount these assault crossbows on a steam-powered armour and then improve the crossbow with things such as flywheels, high-tension strings and etc. Note that in most fantasy worlds, these assault crossbows would be the highest level of technology. But in ''Dark Legacies'', it's set in our world in the post-apocalypse far future, so the assault crossbows and other tech is a big step down.

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* In D20 rpg ''TabletopGame/DarkLegacies'', ''Dark Legacies'', there are standard automatic crossbows out of Dungeons and Dragons, but also there are even more advanced assault crossbows, which are automatic crossbows with an ammo belt to create a constant rate of fire. And a certain class can further mount these assault crossbows on a steam-powered armour and then improve the crossbow with things such as flywheels, high-tension strings and etc. Note that in most fantasy worlds, these assault crossbows would be the highest level of technology. But in ''Dark Legacies'', it's set in our world in the post-apocalypse post-apocalypse, demon-haunted far future, so the assault crossbows and other tech is a big step down.


* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', its titular hero is given a pressurized gas operated, [[MoreDakka drum magazine fed]], fully automatic crossbow (pictured above) upon his return to the Vatican after the opening fight with Mr Hyde. The Catholic Church gives him the weapon (among other fantastical weapons and gadgets, all of which were made in an underground weapons lab that the Vatican has for some odd reason) to help him in his fight against Dracula and his minions. Sadly though, this weapon is only used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ in one scene out of the entire film]] before he switches to regular firearms.

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* In ''Film/VanHelsing'', its titular hero is given a [[MoreDakka pressurized gas operated, [[MoreDakka drum magazine fed]], fed, fully automatic crossbow crossbow]] (pictured above) upon his return to the Vatican after the opening fight with Mr Hyde. The Catholic Church Knights of The Holy Order (a multi-faith AncientOrderOfProtectors that resides beneath the Vatican and protects mankind from evil) gives it to him the weapon (among other fantastical weapons and gadgets, all of which were made in an underground weapons lab that the Vatican has for some odd reason) gadgets) to help him in his fight against Dracula and his minions. Sadly though, this weapon is only used [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS9N8dEdZCQ in one scene out of the entire film]] before he switches to regular firearms.

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