Why (Green) Arrows are better than guns

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#1 Edited by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio
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Ollie has been shown to use over 30 different types of arrows.

Green Arrow is an archer who invents trick arrows with various special functions, such as glue arrows, net, explosive, time bomb, grappling, fire extinguishing, flash and tear gas arrows, as well as cryonic, boxing-glove arrows, and even a kryptonite arrow.

So using explosive arrows he can take down machines, planes robots, over the top enemies.

He can immobilise enemies with glue and net arrow.

He can set a warehouse on fire.

At once, his explosive arrows can kill a large number of mobs.

A gun can only shoot a pathetic 1 enemy at one time and can't even do anything else other than injure or kill.

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#2 Posted by Chaos Burn (1898 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah what of it?

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#3 Edited by cattlebattle (16104 posts) - - Show Bio

Apparently doesn't know that guns made bow and arrow obsolete

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#4 Posted by joshmightbe (27519 posts) - - Show Bio

I will say there is much more strength and skill involved with a bow and arrow but over all a gun is far more efficient. So maybe not better but definitely more respectable

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#5 Posted by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare:

What
What
Was that?
Was that?

Saint of Killers disagree with that statement

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#7 Posted by BatteredArmor (6234 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

I will say there is much more strength and skill involved with a bow and arrow but over all a gun is far more efficient. So maybe not better but definitely more respectable

This, as well as less boring

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#8 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio
what happens when its an explosive arrow? catch it and boom.

@Rumble Man:

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#9 Posted by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare:

What happens when the enemy can catch it and throw it back faster then GA can shoot or is invulnerable to damage?

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#10 Posted by TheAnnihilator (1048 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

@sethysquare:

What happens when the enemy can catch it and throw it back faster then GA can shoot or is invulnerable to damage?

It explodes in his face Avengers style.

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#11 Edited by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAnnihilator: Green Arrow's face?

don't forget the ' and throw it back faster then GA can shoot' part

@Rumble Man:

God was killed with a gun in comics, show me when that was done with an arrow

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#12 Posted by TheAnnihilator (1048 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

@TheAnnihilator: Green Arrow's face?

don't forget the ' and throw it back faster then GA can shoot' part

@Rumble Man:

God was killed with a gun in comics, show me when that was done with an arrow

Well there is a time span from being shot to going to his hand and then departing from his hand. But I was just saying that to say it.

Bows have a lot of trick arrows or one's that are a little strange but very useful. Like in Avengers with the arrow that fit perfectly in that computer slot. But guns are usually more efficient and effective.

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#13 Posted by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAnnihilator:

Then again power armor and future weapons beats both, but ironically the strongest weapon is the hand

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#14 Posted by TheAnnihilator (1048 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man said:

@TheAnnihilator:

Then again power armor and future weapons beats both, but ironically the strongest weapon is the hand

Or the hammer! Those can really hurt.

Archers are only cool if there's one of them in my opinion

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#15 Posted by Deranged Midget (18346 posts) - - Show Bio

I prefer a bow to a gun but I'm old fashioned.

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#16 Posted by Rumble Man (11197 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheAnnihilator:

The archers I like are the ones from old mythology and legends

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#17 Posted by HolySerpent (13761 posts) - - Show Bio

Guns >>>>>>>>>> arrows

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#18 Posted by moywar700 (3013 posts) - - Show Bio

Bows and arrows are only better than guys in niche situations like grappling,not making loud nosing if you don't have a silencer, and their ammo is plenty and easier to make than bullets. If you want to be hip in a zombie apocalypse, you can go ahead and use a bow and arrow.

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#19 Posted by sethysquare (3965 posts) - - Show Bio
same thing can be said about batarangs. Yet Batman is the best selling superhero of all time.

@moywar700:

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#20 Posted by htb106 (1724 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree, with all of the different types of arrows you can have and only getting one type of bullet, there's not much competition.

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#21 Posted by Hazlenaut (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

what about crossbows? Did anyone ever asked why he never used one of those. the bow use is convenient tool that can be build by a tree branch and good string that was his origin. I know he keeps that as a memento but shouldn't he have at least wrist crossbow ready.

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#22 Posted by handsome_stud (299 posts) - - Show Bio

if someone really had those arrows it would be too heavy and fall to the ground in 10 feet

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#24 Posted by Xwraith (34727 posts) - - Show Bio

From Green Arrow Year One #5:

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Let's see a gun do this.

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#25 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by Deathstroke_is_answer_to_everything (2 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: have you ever heard of deadshot ? I think he can fire a bullet into someone's rifle's barrel with ease.

And plz see Veshark 's post.

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#28 Posted by Transformers1024 (7594 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always preferred archery over guns.

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