The Archer is the playable character in the party game, Towerfall. Towerfall is centered around archery, and thus this is all there is to the character. There's no lore to the game, so they have no backstory, rather just simple bow and arrow combat.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-C, 9-B with Super Bomb Arrows
Name: The Archer, Vigilante Thief, Vigilante Mask, Last of the Order, Assassin Prince, Blind Prince, Turncloak Soldier, Loyal Kingsguard, Ancient Exile, Sacred Sister, Forgotten Master, Young Master, Prancing Puppet, Vicious Vessel, Vicious Vanguard, Vainglorious Ghoul, Crimson Corsair
Gender: Varies (Archers vary between male and female)
Age: Unknown, varies (Some archers are guards of the king, others appear to be teenage thieves)
Classification: Varies. While most archers are human, some can be vessels for greater forces or even zombies.
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery (Can use any weapon they pick up to its greatest extent), Stealth Mastery (Via the Looking Glass, they become practically invisible, and can become even less visible by ducking), Non-Physical Interaction and Soul Manipulation (Their arrows and physical attacks can affect ghosts. They can also destroy other players' ghost forms upon the latter's death, despite them being resistant to Soul Manipulation), Immortality (Type 7. One of the archers is a pirate zombie), Hacking (By merely holding an object such as a remote-detonated bomb, they deactivate its original owners from using it and can use it for themselves), Flight (Via Wings), Forcefield Creation (Via Shield), Limited Statistics Amplification (Can increase their speed with Speed Boots), Explosion Manipulation (Via Bomb Arrows, Super Bomb Arrows and Trigger Arrows), Light Manipulation (Via Laser Arrows), Creation (Via Bramble Arrows), Homing Attack, Electricity Manipulation and Attack Reflection (Via Bolt Arrows), Sealing and BFR (Via Prism Arrows), Darkness Manipulation (Via Dark Orb), Time Manipulation (Via Time Orb), Spatial Manipulation (Via Space Orb), Magma Manipulation (via Lava Orb), Resistance to Heat Manipulation (Unaffected by standing near lava), Soul Manipulation (Attacks from ghosts do not phase them whatsoever)
All previous abilities, Resurrection (With Team Revive activated, they can revive fallen allies), Weapon Creation (With Regenerating Arrows activated, they can passively regain arrows over time from thin air), Forcefield Creation (With Start with Shields activated, they begin combat with a Shield already active. With Regenerating Shields activated, they can passively regain a shield over time from thin air), Explosion Manipulation (With Exploding Corpses activated, upon death they create a small explosion killing nearby enemies. With Trigger Corpses activated, they can remotely detonate their corpse upon death), Limited Regeneration and Non-Corporeal Physiology (Mid-Godly. With Return as Ghosts, upon dying the archer can manifest a ghost form to damage others' soul directly), Time Manipulation (Passively. With Slow Time activated, for the entirety of their combat, time is slowed), Spatial Manipulation (Passively. With Always Scrolling activated, for the entirety of their combat, space is distorted), Magma Manipulation (Passively. With Always Lava activated, lava instantly appears during the beginning of their match and covers the surrounding area, slowly encroaching on the fighters), Portal Creation and Summoning (With Dark Portals activated, portals that summon aggressive Eye Bats and Green Slimes appear)
Attack Potency: Street level (Capable of literally stomping on enemies like the Cultists, which can one-shot them), Wall level+ with Super Bomb Arrows (Super Bomb Arrows can create explosions of this magnitude)
Speed: FTL (They can catch Laser Arrows midair. They scale to the Ghosts, which can dodge Laser Arrows, and also the Cultists, who can deflect them with their weapons), higher with Speed Boots
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Street level (They can physically stomp Cultists, which are capable of one-shotting them)
Durability: Street level (Archers no-sell being grazed by explosions, and can both no-sell being grazed by Super Bomb Arrows' explosions and Super BomBat explosions, both of which are at a similar magnitude), can defend themselves further with Shields
Stamina: Likely Infinite (Never seem to be dragged down when using their abilities)
Range: Several meters, with Orbs, Hundreds of meters with Arrows
Standard Equipment: Standard bow and arrows, Shield, Wings, Speed Boots, Looking Glass, various arrows (Bomb, Laser, Drill, Bramble, Bolt, Prism, Super Bomb, Feather, and Trigger arrows), various orbs (Dark, Time, Lava and Space orbs)
Intelligence: The archer(s) are skilled in archery naturally, able to fire an arrow mid-air that crosses the screen to tactically execute the enemy. They can also pick up previously fired arrows and pluck them from the corpses of killed enemies, being quick on their feet to get back into combat. Similarly, they can catch arrows midair, and kill tens of supernatural forces in foreign terrains, including gods of nature and an "impossible horror at the center of creation."
Weaknesses: The Prism Arrows' effects only last a short time (sealing-wise, BFR is fine.) They have to charge their corpse for a second to detonate it with Trigger Corpses. Return as Ghosts doesn't let them re-manifest a physical form, it just lets them manifest a ghostly form.
- Shield (A shield will surround the player, capable of absorbing one hit of damage, upon which point it will break and the player will flash for a few moments before becoming vulnerable. The player cannot catch arrows when possessing a shield.)
- Wings (Wings grant the player flight, capable of rising into the air each time they press the Jump button. Wings will be burnt away if the player comes in contact with fire.)
- Speed Boots (Speed boots increase the player's horizontal movement speed when walking or airborne.)
- Looking Glass (The looking glass turns the player practically invisible and will hide their arrow inventory. The player will become even less visible when crouching.)
- Standard Arrows (Standard Arrows have no special properties. Players will start each round holding 3 standard arrows by default.)
- Bomb Arrows (Bomb Arrows explode a few moments after being fired. Catching them will prevent them from exploding.)
- Laser Arrows (Laser Arrows travel slightly faster than Standard Arrows without being affected by gravity and will bounce off of surfaces up to 7 times before coming to rest in a surface. Laser Arrows disappear shortly after becoming inert.)
- Bramble Arrows (After striking a surface, Bramble Arrows sprout lethal brambles that spread across the surface. Brambles can spread to the other side of narrow platforms and walls. The brambles will remain for a short while before disappearing and can otherwise be destroyed by explosions, flaming arrows or electric bursts.)
- Drill Arrows (Drill Arrows are capable of burrowing through solid terrain to reach targets on the other side; they will only drill through one solid surface and impact subsequent surfaces as per usual. If two Drill Arrows collide withing a platform they will both vanish.)
- Bolt Arrows (Bolt Arrows are not affected by gravity and are capable turning mid-flight at angles up to 90 degrees; they will change direction if they have a clear line of sight to a target and may do so numerous times. If a player catches a Bolt Arrow it will create a small electrical burst around the player that will harm enemies and opponents and deflect any arrows.)
- Super Bomb Arrows (Super Bomb Arrows are comparable to the regular Bomb Arrows though differ by exploding in a large + pattern. Their name and function may be a reference to the Super Bomberman video game series.)
- Feather Arrows (Feather Arrows fly extremely fast through the air without being affected by gravity. Quick reactions are essential when dealing with Feather Arrows.)
- Trigger Arrows (Trigger Arrows are a remote explosive arrow type. They are active immediately after being fired and will detonate when the player presses the Alt Shoot button with an explosion equivalent to that of regular Bomb Arrows. All Trigger Arrows that a player has in play will detonate simultaneously with a single press of the Alt Shoot button.)
- Prism Arrows (Prism Arrows behave the same as Standard Arrows, however when caught by a player or enemy archer they will become trapped in a prism. When inside a prism the player can perform all the regular actions including firing arrows out of the prism, though their movement is constrained to the prism's small dimensions. Other players, enemies and their arrows can pass through prisms as normal. Prisms will shatter after a few moments releasing their captives. If an enemy or player is struck by a Prism Arrow will they will vanish along with the arrow.)
- Dark Orb (Darkness will consume the stage, making the terrain difficult to discern and players, enemies and arrows near invisible. Ducking in darkness can make a player impossible to see.)
- Time Orb (Time Orbs initiate a screen wave effect along with slowing the speed of the game by half.)
- Lava Orb (Lava Orbs create lethal waves of lava either on both of the horizontal or vertical edges of the screen. Any player contacting the lava will be damaged. The lava can be safely passed through during the first few moments during its inception. In Versus mode Headhunters, points are awarded for player deaths to lava and deducted for self kills.)
- Space Orb (The Space Orb triggers a screen scroll effect in either a vertical or horizontal direction that sees the entire stage loop from one end to the other one time before resting in the original position. Play continues as normal throughout the effect.)
Note: For a list of Power-Ups in the game, see here. For a list of all enemies in the game, see here. Note 2: Variants are settings that change the match which can be activated beforehand. For a list of all the Variants in the game, see here.