Tuesday, December 3, 2013

TOP FIVE GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHERS OF ALL TIME

Archery is basically an art of propelling arrows with the use of a bow. It is generally used for hunting and combat and they are usually known for their impressive sniping skills. It is not really surprising why they were one of the popularly used characters in literature, movies, games and other media franchises. Movies and books have created some notable archers and I am so thrilled to list down five of the most pupular and greatest archers of all time.
TOP FIVE GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHERS OF ALL TIME
Authors Note: This entry is listed subjectively.

TOP 5 GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHER OF ALL TIME
"JOHN RAMBO"
We might know him as a guy with big guns but John Rambo is also an exceptional archer. He got great skills in archery as shown in Rambo: First Blood Part 2 and Rambo (2008). Interestingly, he shoots accurately in the head without spending too much time in aiming. What makes him one of the greatest fictional archers? Well, he notably used the iconic Explosive Arrow torque tips. The effect of these arrows is very self-explanatory. Rambo's regular arrowheads are customized. In the second film he uses four-sided razors as his arrow of choice, which are designed to bore deeply into people, cutting through bone and embedding themselves in tissue. Here's a video clip to show you how deserving this guy is.  

TOP 4 GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHER OF ALL TIME
"KATNISS EVERDEEN"
Skill wise, John Rambo is actually ahead of Katniss but since Rambo is not a purely dedicated archer so I guess that makes Katniss ahead of him in this category. Katniss is notably the only female archer who made it here in our list so you can consider her as the greatest female archer. Merida is also a great archer but her skills are not good enough yet considering how young she is. Katniss is a highly skilled archer, hunter, and trapper, having learned these from her father and Gale, honed to keep her family from starving. In addition to that, she is also an expert tree climber which is very advantageous for her archery skills.  

TOP 3 GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHER OF ALL TIME
"OLIVER MCQUEEN AKA GREEN ARROW"
Green Arrow is a Robin Hood-esque hero but behind his notorious appearance, he is a billionaire businessman and a celebrity in Star City. Green Arrow is an archer who invents trick arrows with various special functions, such as glue arrows, diversions (smoke), net, explosive, time bomb, grappling, fire extinguishing, flash, boomerang, and tear gas arrows, as well as cryonic arrows, and even a kryptonite arrow.  Basically, Green Arrow is an archer version of Batman. He is proficient in several forms of hand-to-hand combat including Judo, Kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, and Karate too. Overall, Oliver Queen is perhaps the finest archer ever known. He claims to be able to shoot 29 arrows per minute. Impressive isn't?


TOP 2 GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHER OF ALL TIME
"HAWKEYE"
If DC Universe has Green Arrow, Marvel has his very own Hawkeye. The skills ob both archers are almost the same. Hawkeye also used several trick arrows but there were some elements that makes Hawkeye above Green Arrow. He is an exceptional fencer, acrobat and a grandmaster marksman, having been trained from childhood in the circus and by the criminals Trick Shot and Swordsman. Hawkeye’s transition from crook to prominent Avenger and leader, as well as becoming a size-changing Goliath and a katana-wielding Ronin (transforming himself from a long range-type combatant to a melee-type combatant) made him more skillful above the rest. 

THE GREATEST FICTIONAL ARCHER OF ALL TIME
"LEGOLAS"
Legolas is an Elf who was part of the Fellowship of the Ring in the Third Age. With his keen eyesight, sensitive hearing, and excellent bowmanship, Legolas is a valuable resource to the other eight of the Fellowship. Legolas uses an Elven bow and a long, white dagger with lethal precision. He prefers to pierce his enemies from afar, but he does sometimes use his daggers in close combat. He shoots accurately and fluidly which makes him kinda cool at the same time. He even managed to take down a monstrous oliphaunt using his arrow.

Other notable fictional archers include Robin Hood , Princess Merida (Brave) and Susan Pevensie (Narnia).
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