Take A Bow
Five more of our favourite SF and fantasy archers
ABIGAIL WHISTLER Blade: Trinity
The daughter of Blade’s tech bloke, vampire hunter Abigail Whistler can fire at 315 feet per second and can “shoot round corners” – or, at least, bounce an arrow off a conveniently placed fire extinguisher.
GREEN ARROW DC Comics
Oliver Queen’s parents died when his hesitation to shoot led to a mauling by lions. Later in life he had to master a bow to survive after being stranded on a remote island. Over the years his arsenal has included drill arrows, glue arrows and – our fave – the boxing glove arrow.
HAWKEYE Marvel Comics
Clint Barton took up archery after escaping from an orphanage and joining a travelling circus. His drawstrength is 250lbs – impressive considering that male Olympic archers only pull back about 50lbs.
SUSAN PEVENSIE The Chronicles Of Narnia
We’re not sure 12- year- old Susan should get much credit really, since in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Father Christmas presents her with a magical bow which “does not easily miss”. Now, that’s just cheating.
JONATHAN ARCHER Star Trek: Enterprise
Spitting in the face of nominative determinism, the captain of the NX- 01 is no use with a bow… but he could p robably t ake y ou o ut from 50 yards with a water polo ball.