Despite the mastery of modern weapons, there is something special about a good old bow.
Despite the mastery of modern weapons, there is something special about a good old bow and arrow that never goes out of style. It’s easy to admire the level of precision and skill required to land a precise shot with an arrow. It has a stronger visual presence compared to a bullet as we can clearly see the arrow lodged in the flesh of the target. Even in the most futuristic and fantastical settings, TV and movies are full of examples where the fate of the universe rested on a key hit with a bow and arrows.
Among the fictional archers, Hawkeye is probably the most popular of all today due to the massive success of the MCU and his own ongoing hit series. Ask most people and the first archer that will come to mind is the OG Avenger. Still, he’s not the only on-screen shooter who has proven himself worthy to wield this iconic weapon of time-honored heroes. Here are ten archers capable of challenging Hawkeye’s throne.
Green arrow from various DC properties
Hawk eyes CC his counterpart Oliver Queen is no exception. Of the snipers on this list, Green Arrow is perhaps the sharpest – he can shoot from a distance with the safety of a gun and can fire 29-33 arrows per minute. It can shoot water drops over 30 feet and split a grape in half balanced on a man’s head. He proved adept at protecting Starling City as one of the main heroes of the Arrowverse. Like Hawkeye, he has a wide array of rig arrows, ranging from basic grappling and explosion arrows to more unique choices like a boxing glove arrow, proving that Oliver can have one hell of a punch as well. punch. With his bow and other skills, he has survived threat level missions that require people like Superman and stood against those who can be considered gods.
Legolas of the Lord of the Rings
Legolas loves to show off if he unleashes multiple accurate shots while sliding down a staircase on a shield or taking down a massive oliphant on his own. Add to that how effortless he feels as he barely seems to sweat or have any real sense of danger. He also reloads and fires at blazing speed, making it nearly impossible to sneak up on him. It helps of course that Legolas is 2,931 as well, which means he’s had thousands of years to train, which gives him a huge advantage over mere men. Against this background, if his entire story is recorded, Legolas might just have the most awesome number of highlights in history. Add to that the added agility that his Elven heritage gives him and it’s easy to see why he’s one of the greatest shooters of all time.
Robin Hood From Folklore and several Robin Hood films
No archery meeting is complete without the Sherwood Archer Olympics. Robin Hood has received numerous incarnations in all forms of media, taking his reputation to legendary levels. You can also claim that he popularized the bow and arrows more than any other character, turning him into a symbol of rebellion against systematic inequality by using him to hit the rich straight into their pockets where it feels the most. wrong.
Perhaps the most impressive incarnation is Robin Hood’s fox version of the classic Disney Animation Film. During a climactic contest, the vile villain hits him from behind, spoiling his release, causing the arrow to soar high. Without missing a beat, it shoots and shoots another arrow hitting the one in the air, changing its trajectory towards the target by hitting a perfect target. Perhaps still one of the greatest shots of all time.
Ygritte from Game of Thrones
Jon Snow didn’t know anything but he always knew how good a shooter Ygritte was. The Wildlings were also well aware of how they heeded his warning not to hurt Jon “someone else is trying to kill him, I’ll have an arrow for them”. During the attack on Castle Black, she was a deadly figure raining death by arrows from everywhere. Most astonishing of all was the incredible precision displayed when she landed three arrows on a fleeing Jon Snow with one just below the heart. Add to that the effort required to hold his bow at full pull for a full minute before releasing it, makes him doubly impressive. Jon knew he would have died instantly if she really wanted to kill.
Rambo from the Rambo movies
Sometimes it is not the number of kills but the cinematic quality of the shot that marks the viewer. Of course, that doesn’t mean Rambo has a problem in the murder part, being the one man army of the ’80s and all. Who can forget the image of Rambo running through the jungle while wielding his deadly Hoyt Gamemaster longbow in the jungles of Vietnam, ready to strike anyone who dares get in his way? In an impressive sequence, Rambo watches the helpless enemy soldier while slowly biding his time knowing that his prey has nowhere to go. He sets up every part of his signature longbow with slow, confident precision like a lion preparing to devour its prey. When Rambo comes out, it’s a perfect shot straight at the enemy’s chest, shattering them, creating an iconic ’80s moment for all of us. Later he shot down a helicopter with a bow and arrow, which is still impressive, but after he blows up a guy with a bow and arrows, what comes next becomes blurry.
Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games
Katniss learned to hunt with a recurve bow from her father. This was out of necessity as they lived in poor District 12 and had to hunt animals to survive. She became an expert shooter because her very life depended on it.
His talent proved invaluable in the Arena, allowing him to come out with his life from two Hunger Games. Her high level of skill could also be seen in the demonstration as she slapped the apple out of the pig’s mouth to get the attention of the game masters and later destroyed the entire arena with a well-timed shot. pulling the lightning up. The odds were definitely in his favor.
Pixar’s Brave Merida
The princess of The brave of Pixar. Princess Merida received a bow from her father on her birthday, so it makes sense that she became an expert. During the Highland games in which the winner’s prize is her hand, Merida bursts into the contest by dominating in an exciting way. Merida drops three arrows in quick succession hitting all three targets, splitting an arrow already lodged there and even passing the target while impaling the target support. She really deserved to be called Scotland’s best archer.
Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead
Daryl’s weapon of choice is a crossbow which, while heavier than a traditional bow, is also more powerful and can keep a loaded weapon ready to fire in an instant, which is a big plus when it comes to shooting. is a zombie apocalypse. Using his signature Horton Scout HD 125 crossbow for most of the show, Daryl Dixon has proven time and time again to be an expert in the zombie infested world of the Walking Dead regularly landing fatal blows between the zombie’s eyes
Bow From She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Although eclipsed by the other characters of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Bow is still an integral part of the Rebellion. Using a traditional composite bow that he constantly carries with him, Bow is always ready to aid the Princesses of Power in their never-ending battle against the horde. Tech savvy, Bow is also able to craft a wide variety of arrows, like a magnifying glass arrow, which is always useful no matter what situation they find themselves in. Now it’s foresight.
Kate Bishop of Marvel Comics and the Hawkeye TV series
While still a novice, despite her insistence that she was not a noob, she managed to impress Hawkeye with her marksmanship which he allowed her to shoot with his arrows while he was driving. He even complimented her as being pretty good, which, from an expert archer like Hawkeye, means she’s one of the most impressive in the world. The scary thing is that she has yet to reach her full potential and with more training from Hawkeye, Kate Bishop will continue to achieve her goals for years to come.