From Rio 2016 Olympics to the big and small screens, archers seem to be quite a big thing.
We rounded up Susan Pevensie (Chronicle of Narnia), Merida (Brave), and John Rambo (Rambo Franchise) as worthy contenders to the top archers in the movie scene.
Still, others beat them to it.
Neytiri is the Na’vi princess of the Omaticaya clan. Despite being a royalty, she possesses an indomitable spirit of a warrior while being compassionate and loyal. She is a gifted archer, like other Na’vis. Her excellent marksmanship proved essential in helping Jake Sully to protect Pandora from human exploitation. Whether on the land or riding a flying Ikran, Neytiri’s arrow shooting skills are a sight to behold.
Clint “Hawkeye” Barton, Avengers Franchise
In the midst of supernatural power, super-tech weapons and mutations, Hawkeye has proven that a 12th century weapon can still be as fatal. Starting as the runt of Avengers, he rose to become one of its formidable members in Avengers: Age of Ultron. After he recovered from Loki’s mind-controlling powers, he set off to annihilate most of the opposing Asgardian army and managed to shoot an exploding arrow to Loki himself.
Legolas, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
A master bow and arrow wielder, Legolas managed to combine grace and mad archery skills in one fluid motion. In the movie adaptation of LOTR he executed arrow shooting skills impossible in real life, like simultaneously shooting hordes of orcs or shooting accurately while gliding down a gigantic elephant’s tusk. But hey! He’s an elf. What do you expect?
Katniss Everdeen, Hunger Games Franchise
Katniss is the epitome of a true survivor in the Hunger Games Franchise. Primarily used in hunting, Katniss’ excellent marksmanship gave her the winning chance not only in the Games but also in disestablishing President Snow of Panem. Of course her strong sense of courage and human spirit also made her a great hero.
Robin Hood, Robin Hood Franchise
The Prince of Thieves is arguably the template of all the archer characters in the movies and other media. He is characterized as a just and excellent archer who leads the band of Merry Men. He is famous for stealing from rich people and helping the poor and oppressed. Robin Hood’s popularity spans from plays, comics, animations, TV series, to movie.
If you want to be the next Robin Hood (minus the stealing) or Katniss Everdeen, you might want to consider finding a top rated compound bow first. By then start practice targeting on a tree stump at your backyard first. It’s safer than orcs, trolls, and Asgardian gods and warriors, right?