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Bow and Arrow

The Bow and Arrow is a long range weapon used by many warriors in ancient cultures in many ages. It is mostly used by Nightwolf in every generation, who is himself a descendant of the Native Americans (one of the ancient warriors that used them), the Matoka Tribe. Nightwolf's bow and arrows are summoned and have the same green glow similar to some of his other weapons and the magic he uses.

Kung Jin and Kratos also use a bow and arrow. Kung Jin carries a modified bow that has a dragon head and also functions as a Bo staff.

Kung Jin has two variations that affect his bow and arrow respectively, the Bojutsu variation giving the dragon head ornament a fiery glow, utilizing attacks specifically for the Bo as a Bo staff, while the Ancestral variation makes his quiver larger and the nock of his arrows glow white as they empowered by Ancestral spirits. Additionally, Jin is able to empower his arrows, which given them different effects for gameplay.

In his guest appearance in Mortal Kombat (2011), Kratos uses the Bow of Apollo, a weapon he had acquired in God of War III. This bow shoots two flaming arrows consecutively (three in an arc if enhanced).

John Rambo uses a Bow & Arrow in his moveset in Mortal Kombat 11.

In the beta of Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonTaven was originally supposed to use a bow and arrow during Konquest Mode, but it was scrapped for unknown reasons.


The Bow is a flexible arc that is able to shoot projectiles, the arrows. It is used as a long range weapon and was used thousands of years ago.


The bow and arrow was a long range weapon founded after the sling and the spear (to throw like javelin). The first arrow was probably used 64,000 years ago, it was found in a Sibudu Cave in South Africa. In Northern Germany, there were Stellmoor bows found, actual bows and arrows that were used as how we treat them nowadays. In Ancient Greek, they were used, a list of where (or when) they were found and who used them:

  • Ancient Greece: Scythians and other Greek (Army) Warriors. The Greek also made a precursor of the crossbow, which they called the Gastraphetes. A standing one they called the Ballista.
  • Roman Empire: Roman Centurions, Army Men usually riding horses.
  • Ancient USA: Most of the Indian races, the Apaches, the Sioux, the Comanches and many more.
  • Ancient Mexico: The Aztecs, who called them Atlatl.
  • Ancient Japan: The Samurai, who called them Yumi.
  • Middle Ages: Knights (When riding horses).
  • Hunnic Empire: The Huns.
  • Africa: Zulu Warriors, Zande Warriors and many others.
  • Persia: Persian Army Men, Persian Immortals.

There are several warriors all over the world, most of them copied from the Greek and thus the warriors used it themselves to dominate other enemies.

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