Death by arrow
June 9, 2012 3:03 PM Subscribe
How quickly does one die when struck by arrow?
posted by war wrath of wraith to Grab Bag (19 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Hollywood seems to be enamored with bow and arrow these days. We've seen instant deaths, slow deaths, non-deaths (would link but, actually, you've all seen these), so I started to wonder what an actual death by arrow would look like.
Does it depend on where you're struck? (Heart = instant death?) What about arrows that go cleanly through you, like how deer are supposedly killed in hunting? Could one survive multiple arrows before eventually succumbing, like Saint Sebastian/Boromir?
I guess, bottom line, I'm wondering how realistic it is to rapidly fire a bunch of arrows to fell a dozen people, and can one arrow kill instantly.