A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles, often called bolts, quarrels or locks. The medieval crossbow was called by many names, most of which derived from the word ballista, a torsion engine resembling a crossbow in appearance.
Historically, crossbows played a significant role in the warfare of East Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Today, they are used primarily for shooting sports, hunting, and when shooting in silence is an important consideration. A Horton Scout HD 125 is used by Daryl Dixon throughout the whole show. A Stryker Strykezone 380 crossbow is taken from Morgan Jones' safe house by Michonne in "Clear" and Daryl replaces his Horton Scout HD 125 with the Stryker Crossbow as shown in the "Arrow on the Doorpost". In "Always Accountable", this crossbow is stolen by Dwight and Sherry after they betray Daryl. However, Daryl later reclaims it in "Twice as Far". After Rick's group is captured by the Saviors, Dwight is seen using the crossbow again which became his main weapon. Daryl was later given a PSE Fang 350 by Richard in "New Best Friends". In Dead or Alive Or Daryl began to reuse his Stryker Strykezone 380 Crossbow again after retrieving it from Dwight.
In the comic series Dwight's signature weapon is a crossbow.
In the video game series, the crossbow is used by many characters, such as Jolene, Troy and Peter. It is also Minerva's signature and main weapon.