The Archers first appear when Samurai Jack tries to reach the tower, hoping the well at the top would help him go back in time. Before he could make his attempt, an army of viking robots tried the same thing, but fell in a matter of seconds to the three mysterious Archers. Jack tried shortly after, but almost became a pin cushion several times. Before he fled, Jack discovered that they used their hearing and not their sight to find their targets. Jack learned how to use the same technique and managed to get past a shower of arrows and reach the top of the tower, only to be surrounded on all sides by the Archers. Just as they fired, Jack dodged all three, making the arrows collide, change direction, and hit each of the Archers, reverting them to their human forms and freeing them of the well. Just as Jack was going to use the well, the Archers stopped him and told him about how the well granted their wish, but at a terrible price. To make sure this didn't happen to anyone else, Jack destroyed the well and went on his way.
It is revealed in Episode XCVII that the archers are still alive when they ward off a group of spider-like drones. They question Ashi and introduce her to their village after she tells them she is an ally of Jack. They show her a statue of Jack they built and tell her the story of how he freed them. When they tell her they have not seen Jack since, Ashi leaves and continues her search.
Powers and Abilities
- Sonar-like Hearing: Though the Archers are blind, their hearing makes up for it many times over. Their hearing has become like a sonar, and can pick up even the slightest bit of sound.
- Precision and Accuracy: The Archers have unparalleled precision and accuracy and their shots never missed their target, until Jack came along.
- Rapid Firing: The Archers can fire and reload at extreme speeds, and with unlimited arrows, they can create a rain of arrows in seconds. They loses these ability when they returns to their human form.
- Longevity: All three of them manage to keep their youth after 50 years like Jack, mostly due to the effect of the Well of King Ozric on their body.