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"The bow and arrow, once was the pinnacle of weapons technology. It allowed the great Genghis Khan to rule from the Pacific, to the Ukraine. An empire twice the size of Alexander the Great, and four times the size of the Roman Empire."
― Raza Hamidmi Al-Wazar (Marvel Cinematics Universe)
"When the Knight of Moonlight draws his bow. It’s impossible to escape from his arrow. No shield or armor can stopped it from slaying the most ferocious enemies."
― Song of Lumeire about Tigrevurmud Vorn (Madan no Ou to Vanadis

The ability to possess great skill in the use of bow and arrow. Variation of Weapon Proficiency and Enhanced Accuracy.

Also Called

  • Archery Proficiency
  • Enhanced Arrow Skill
  • Enhanced Bowmanship
  • Enhanced Crossbow Skill
  • Kyūjutsu (Art of Archery)
  • Superlative Archery

Capabilities

Users have an incredible aptitude for the ways of bow and arrow, being able launch multiple arrows with one shot, use the bow as a melee weapon, etc. They can reload the weapon rapidly and efficiently, even with heavy mechanisms like the crossbow.

Applications

Associations

Limitations

  • Most users need both of their hands to use bow effectively.
  • User relies on arms and eyes, so Body Manipulation and Blindness Inducement can negate them.
  • User may have difficulty if fighting in the dark or in specific weather conditions such as rain or snow.
  • May be limited to distant range combat, which can be a problem in close quarters.
  • May become powerless if bow is lost or destroyed.
  • Can run out of ammo.

Known Users

Anime/Manga

  • Sasha Blouse (Attack on Titan)
  • Emilio Lowe (Black Cat)
  • Quincy (Bleach)
  • Kaho Mizuki (CardCaptor Sakura)
  • Yukito Tsukishiro (CardCaptor Sakura)
  • Angewomon (Digimon)
  • Kentaurosmon (Digimon)
  • Pajiramon (Digimon)
  • Oscar Brailsford (Dragnar Academy); via Failnaught
  • Sagittarius (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Goblin Slayer (Goblin Slayer)
  • High Elf Archer (Goblin Slayer)
  • Hosei (Hero Tales)
  • Tomo Asama (Horizon In The Middle of Nowhere)
  • Sakuya Shimazu (Isuca)
  • Kagome Hiragashi (InuYasha)
  • Kikyo (InuYasha)
  • Rinslet Laurenfrost (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance)
  • Pit (Kid Icarus)
  • The Ten Bows of China (Kingdom)
    • Sei Ka Un
    • Senshu Bi
    • Haku Rei
    • Kyou En
  • Koku’ou (Kingdom)
  • Sou Jin (Kingdom)
  • Sou Tan (Kingdom)
  • Marcel (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Beatrix (Jeanne D'Arc)
  • Touma Hashiba/Rowen Hashiba (Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers/Ronin Warriors)
  • Tigrevrumud Vorn (Madan no Ō to Vanadis)
  • Centorea Shianus (Monster Musume)
  • Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
  • Kidomaru (Naruto)
  • Link (Nintendo)
  • Pit (Nintendo)
  • Chess (One Piece)
  • Chessmarimo (One Piece)
  • Kuja Pirates (One Piece)
  • Lilia (Parallel Paradise)
  • Sayaka Kirasaka (Strike the Blood)
  • Sagittarius Saints (Saint Seiya)
  • Lisa Fujimatsu (Tattoon Master)

Video Games

  • Assassin's Order (Assassin's Creed)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta series)
  • Bo (Breath of Fire)
  • Mana (Chaos Rings)
  • Apollo (Active Enterprises)
  • Hawkeye Gough (Dark Souls)
  • Marvelous Chester (Dark Souls)
  • Slave Knight Gael (Dark Souls III)
  • Rena (Elsword)
  • Takumi (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Setsuna (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Reina (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Niles (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Kiragi (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Nina (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Shura (Fire Emblem Fates)
  • Lyndis (Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken)
  • Wil (Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken)
  • Rath (Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken)
  • Rebecca (Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken)
  • Uhai (Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken)
  • Lire (Grand Chase)
  • Gordon Freeman (Hλlf-Life series)
  • Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)
  • Linkle (Hyrule Warriors Legends)
  • Xigbar (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Ashe (League of Legends)
  • Shana (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Miranda (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Ramus (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
  • Luna (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
  • Nash (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
  • Celebrimbor (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)
  • Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)
  • Nightwolf (Mortal Kombat series)
  • Kung Jin (Mortal Kombat series)
  • William Adams (Nioh)
  • Hanzo (Overwatch)
  • Liliana (Queen Blade's: Rebellion)
  • Sniper (Team Fortress 2)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Tecmo)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Turok (Turok: Dinosaur Hunter)
  • Sagittarius (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Archer (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Tweyen/Song (Granblue Fantasy)
  • Tsuruhime (Valkyrie Crusade)

Cartoons

  • Yu Yan Archers (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Merida (Disney's Brave)
  • Soul Archer (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Finn (Storm Hawks)
  • Ravess (Storm Hawks)
  • Opal (Steven Universe)
  • Alexandrite (Steven Universe)
  • Artemis (Young Justice)

Comics

  • Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Roy Harper/Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Mia Dearden/Speedy (DC Comics)
  • Connor Hawke/Green Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Emiko Queen/Red Arrow (DC Comics)
  • Huntress (DC Comics)
  • Tigress (DC Comics)
  • Celestial Archer (DC Comics)
  • Merlyn (DC Comics)
  • Hawkeye (Marvel Comics)
  • Kate Bishop (Marvel Comics)
  • Danielle Moonstar (Marvel Comics)
  • Rob o' the Hedge (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Bow Sparrow (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)

Literature

  • Legolas (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Beleg (The Silmarillion)
  • Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
  • Little John (Robin Hood)
  • Much (Robin Hood)
  • Will Scarlett (Robin Hood)
  • Alec Lightwood (The Mortal Instruments)
  • Paris (Trojan War)
  • Susan Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Katniss Everdeen (Hunger Games)
  • King's Rangers (Ranger's Apprentice)
  • Genovesan Assassins (Ranger's Apprentice)
  • Rezkin (King's Dark Tidings)
  • Connovan (King's Dark Tidings)

Live Television

  • Darklighters and Darklighter-Witches (Charmed)
  • Chase aka Mashin Chaser (Kamen Rider Drive); via Brake Gunner and Bat Viral Core
  • Huangzhong (K.O. 3anguo)
  • Sun Shangxiang (K.O. 3anguo)
  • Huangzhong (K.O. 3anguo: New Ultimate)
  • Aethelwynne (Pixelface)
  • Pink Rangers (Power Rangers)
  • Sentai Pink (Super Sentai)
  • Aguri Kusugami (GARO series)

Web Comics

  • Executor Darkleer/The Expatriate (Homestuck)

Web Series

  • Elfa (Kofi)

Gallery

Videos

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