Parachute Arrow

he-parachutearrowEvery superhero should have a plan for getting thrown out of a plane. The Parachute Arrow is emergency gear that can be used by the archer or by a target. Upon being loosed, the arrow releases a cloud of parachute silk capable of slowing the descent of up to two people.

Using an umbrella as a simple parachute is an old cartoon gag. The comic book page is no different. An Umbrella Arrow is used this way at least once. Due to this visual, though, early versions of this arrow have tremendously small canopies. More modern versions use a much wider, more realistic spread. Of course, that raises the question of how so much material fit onto an arrow in the first place.


  • Type: Utility Arrow
  • Frequency: Rare
  • Effects: Produces a parachute upon being released.
  • Variations: Kerchief Arrow, Target Arrow, Glider Arrow