One of the human supervillains who menaces Detroit in the near future, the Angry Archer (real name A.A. Archer) bears a strong resemblance to the traditional portrayal of Robin Hood; this includes a cheesy 16th century British accent. The seemingly cybernetic arm (or glove), high-tech arrowheads and glider-pack are new, though. He uses his skills with a bow and arrow in his criminal schemes.
|“||We steal from the rich and give to the poor. Namely, ourselves.||”|
—Angry Archer on his career choices, "Garbage In, Garbage Out"
The Angry Archer didn't reveal himself from within the shadows of the night. Dropping down on a passing horseless carriage, he bade its occupants stand and deliver. Howe'er, the local enforcers of the law didst vex him with their approach. This worried him not, for a swift rescue carriage was passing. Latching on't, he didst away with glee. But, forsooth, the carriage didst shift form to become a metal giant, who defeated the Archer with reckless abandon.
Whilst the Angry Archer pled that he desired naught but fame and fortune, flying cameras arrived anon to record his humiliating fate. The metal giant then didst mock him most cruelly, advising the Archer he would have to settle for fame. Oh, what a twisted move by the fickle hand of fate.
The Angry Archer was next espied fleeing from constables with his latest ill-gotten finery. His escape was madeth easier when said constables literally ran into Wreck-Gar and wer't dashed rightly senseless. The Archer convinced the clockwork squire to journey with him and help with future roguish gallantry, and did even give him his new appellation. Alas, yon giant couldst not distinguish a difference 'twixt jewels, tools, and spools, so much of the bounty would ne'er be seen again. In their next sortie to lay low an armored coach, the two highwaymen ran afoul of yet more celestial knights, who convinced the tractable trash-toting titan to turn 'gainst the valiant Archer. The befuddled behemoth didst then try to "catch" his former cohort by hurling him high into yon blue sky. When danger reared its ugly head, the Archer turned his tail and fled.
The Angry Archer didst later sortie to form a sacred order with like-minded knaves, namely a velocity craving dervish, a cherubic maiden and a comely wench commanding mastery over Father Time himself. The merry band allied with a merchant of dubious caliber who offered them a stout sailing vessel's weight in treasure for their larcenous services. But ho, their benefactor was a celestial dark knight whose whims wouldst bring bloody rapine. Thus disadvantaged, they didst ally with yon sun-colored champion to avenge their wrongs. But, forsooth, they broke this pact when their quest was achieved, and were jailed by the city constable.
- This character's name and face are a play on Transformers design director Aaron Archer. The initial designs were conceived by Cartoon Network without Archer's awareness, and his original name would have been "Aaron the Archer," then "Aaron the Angry Archer."
- He speaks exclusively in "Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe".
- Once he learned of the character, the only change Aaron was able to request was to make the Archer left-handed, like Aaron himself. The Archer appears to be ambidextrous, though.
- His anachronistic robotic left hand was added to point out that even such a historically immersed character would still be taking advantage of future Detroit's advanced technology.
- The Angry Archer's arrowhead arsenal
- Magnetic grappling lines
- Laser cutters
- Steel fists
- He's also a parody of Green Arrow and other archer-themed supercharacters, if you hadn't noticed.
- Angry Archer's voice is Jeff Bennett's "John-Cleese-ish" voice, which he's used for characters in other cartoons, including Lord Bravery (Legally, it's Lord Smoked Meats and Fishes) from Freakazoid!.
- His theme music is evocative of the sound of a medieval harpischord.
In the Japanese dub, Angry Archer is played by 小西克幸, who also voiced Cat in the Japanese dub of the Nickelodeon cartoon, CatDog.