The Most Famous Archer: Ranking the Legendary Archers

Choose the archer you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 08:03
Welcome to StrawPoll's ultimate ranking of the most famous archers in history and fiction! We've gathered the sharpest shooters and legendary bowmen from across the realms of mythology, literature, and pop culture, and now it's up to you to decide who will take the crown as the world's top archer. Will it be the cunning Robin Hood, the fierce Artemis, or perhaps the skilled Katniss Everdeen? Cast your vote for your favorite bow-and-arrow wielding hero, or if you think someone is missing from our list, go ahead and suggest an addition to the ranking. The arrow of fate is in your hands – let's find out who will hit the bullseye and claim the title of the most famous archer of all time!

Who Is the Most Famous Archer?

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    Robin Hood is a legendary figure in English folklore known for his archery skills and stealing from the rich to give to the poor.
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    Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character from the Hunger Games trilogy, known for her impressive archery skills and her role as a symbol of rebellion.
    Katniss Everdeen in other rankings
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    Lars Andersen is a Danish archer known for his unconventional and historical archery techniques, such as shooting arrows while running and shooting multiple arrows at once.
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    Howard Hill is an American archer known for his trick shooting and hunting skills, as well as his work as a Hollywood stuntman.
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    William Tell
    Bain News Service, publisher · Public domain
    William Tell is a legendary Swiss folk hero known for shooting an apple off his son's head with a crossbow, as a symbol of defiance against Austrian rule.
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    Legolas is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, known for his incredible archery skills and sharp eyesight.
    Legolas is a fictional character from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is a Sindarin Elf of the Woodland Realm and one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings.
    • Race: Elf
    • Gender: Male
    • Affiliation: Woodland Realm
    • Roles: Archer, Scout
    • Weapon of Choice: Bow and arrows, twin Elven daggers
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    Fred Bear
    Donald Dryer · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Fred Bear - an American archer and bowhunter who founded the Bear Archery company and popularized the use of recurve bows in hunting.
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    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan
    Genghis Khan is a Mongol conqueror and military leader known for his archery skills and use of mounted archers in battle.
    Genghis Khan is a famous warrior who was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history. He was a skilled military strategist and a fearsome conqueror, leading his forces to victory in numerous battles and campaigns.
    • Birth Name: Temujin
    • Born: 1162
    • Died: 1227
    • Unified Mongol Tribes: 1206
    • Territorial Expansion: From the Pacific Ocean to Central Europe and the Middle East
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    Hawkeye is a fictional character from Marvel Comics, known for his incredible archery skills and his role as a member of the Avengers.
    The Hawkeye is a ranged damage dealer class in Lost Ark. With exceptional archery skills, the Hawkeye excels at dealing high burst damage from a distance. This class provides a thrilling and exciting gameplay experience, allowing players to precisely aim and strike down their enemies with their powerful bow.
    • Range: Long
    • Role: Damage Dealer
    • Weapon: Bow
    • Primary Stat: Agility
    • Skills: Piercing Arrows, Explosive Shot, Rapid Fire
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    Eugene Bullard - an American-French fighter pilot and soldier who fought in both World War I and II, and was also known for his impressive archery skills.

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous archer. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or archer is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 215 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each archer once every 24 hours. The rank of each archer is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous archer

Archery has been a popular sport and hunting technique for centuries, and has even been an important skill in warfare throughout history. However, in modern times, archery has gained a new level of popularity thanks to its portrayal in movies, TV shows, and video games. This has led to the rise of many talented archers who have become famous for their skills with a bow and arrow. From fictional characters like Legolas and Katniss Everdeen to real-life athletes like Brady Ellison and Ki Bo-bae, the world of archery is filled with impressive individuals who have captivated audiences with their precision, strength, and grace. But who is the most famous archer of them all? Let's take a look at some of the top contenders and find out.

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