History Main / AncestralWeapon

19th Jun '16 2:09:22 PM nombretomado
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** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', he recovers the one Anakin used, and [[TheThrawnTrilogy gives it to Mara Jade]]. Given some of Zahn's opinions on the matter, it seems this was meant to be sort of like giving her a ring that costs two months' salary. Turns out it was about ten years early. Other parts of the EU make [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concordance_of_Fealty the gift of a lightsaber]] something that represents a profound bond.

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** In the ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'', he recovers the one Anakin used, and [[TheThrawnTrilogy [[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy gives it to Mara Jade]]. Given some of Zahn's opinions on the matter, it seems this was meant to be sort of like giving her a ring that costs two months' salary. Turns out it was about ten years early. Other parts of the EU make [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concordance_of_Fealty the gift of a lightsaber]] something that represents a profound bond.
12th Jun '16 7:24:56 PM Doug86
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* In the ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' series, Valyrian steel swords (the knowledge of making it has been lost) are passed down through the lines of noble houses. These heirlooms are so important that even the most impoverished noble houses will not sell them. Tywin Lannister spent years trying to purchase one from another house since the Lannisters' sword Brightroar was lost at sea long ago. Too bad houses would rather sell their daughters than sell their swords. [[spoiler: After he gains possession of the Stark's Valyrian greatsword he has it melted down and reforged into two new swords for his son and grandson.]]

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* In the ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series, Valyrian steel swords (the knowledge of making it has been lost) are passed down through the lines of noble houses. These heirlooms are so important that even the most impoverished noble houses will not sell them. Tywin Lannister spent years trying to purchase one from another house since the Lannisters' sword Brightroar was lost at sea long ago. Too bad houses would rather sell their daughters than sell their swords. [[spoiler: After he gains possession of the Stark's Valyrian greatsword he has it melted down and reforged into two new swords for his son and grandson.]]
11th Jun '16 8:48:11 PM Doug86
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10th Jun '16 12:18:53 PM nighttrainfm
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** In the new film continuity of ''The Force Awakens'', it eventually falls into the hands of Rey, a new potential Jedi with a mysterious past. Time will tell whether she proves to be another generation of Skywalker to inherit the sword, or whether her receiving it rather than Leia's Dark Side son Kylo Ren averts this trope.

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** In the new film continuity of ''The Force Awakens'', ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it eventually falls into the hands of Rey, a new potential Jedi with a mysterious past. Time will tell whether she proves to be another generation of Skywalker to inherit the sword, or whether her receiving it rather than Leia's Dark Side son Kylo Ren averts this trope. Kylo himself instantly recognizes the lightsaber and declares that it belongs to him, only for Rey to beat him using it.
10th Jun '16 12:17:37 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', most of the [[MultipleChoicePast various Origins]] have the Warden wielding an ancestral weapon of some kind.
** "The Hawke's Key" from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which doubles as an EmpathicWeapon that uses the user's own [[BloodMagic blood]] to fortify the seals of an ancient Grey Warden fortress, containing [[spoiler: one of the first Darkspawn]]. Since the last person to use it was Malcolm Hawke, the protagonist's deceased father, any member of his bloodline is keyed to use it.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', most of the [[MultipleChoicePast various Origins]] have the Warden wielding an ancestral weapon of some kind.
** "The Hawke's Key" from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', which doubles as an EmpathicWeapon that uses the user's own [[BloodMagic blood]] to fortify the seals of an ancient Grey Warden fortress, containing [[spoiler: one of the first Darkspawn]]. Darkspawn.]] Since the last person to use it was Malcolm Hawke, the protagonist's deceased father, any member of his bloodline is keyed to use it.it, but it's Hawke who ends up with it even if their sibling is present.



** Nathaniel Howe (Awakening) and Sebastian Vael (II) both have ancestral bows you can find and give them.

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** Nathaniel Howe (Awakening) and Sebastian Vael (II) both have ancestral bows you can find and give them. Anders has a DummiedOut line [[http://errantapostate.tumblr.com/post/81005999073 on the similarity.]]
3rd May '16 8:26:57 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Carrot's sword. The dwarves that raised him found the sword in the same cart where they [[MosesInTheBullrushes found him]] after a bandit attack killed his family, and it later turns out to be [[spoiler: the Sword of the Kings of Ankh]]. When it first appears, several paragraphs are devoted to describing how plain the sword is and how nothing indicates it's anything special. It's rather well-balanced, though. It's actually so ordinary it's a kind of special. For example, it's so un-enchanted, it has less than the ordinary background level of magic. Carrot's ancestors didn't want a magical perfect sword that could pull all sorts of tricks; they just wanted one that was really good at killing other people. [[spoiler: Indeed, its efficiency at killing enemies is supposedly part of why that first ancestor became king. ]]

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** Carrot's sword. The dwarves that raised him found the sword in the same cart where they [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes found him]] after a bandit attack killed his family, and it later turns out to be [[spoiler: the Sword of the Kings of Ankh]]. When it first appears, several paragraphs are devoted to describing how plain the sword is and how nothing indicates it's anything special. It's rather well-balanced, though. It's actually so ordinary it's a kind of special. For example, it's so un-enchanted, it has less than the ordinary background level of magic. Carrot's ancestors didn't want a magical perfect sword that could pull all sorts of tricks; they just wanted one that was really good at killing other people. [[spoiler: Indeed, its efficiency at killing enemies is supposedly part of why that first ancestor became king. ]]
16th Apr '16 9:36:48 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising'' the Justiciars carry weapons and armors that has been handed down for several thousand years. Averted with Kyri, who has the Spiritsmith forge her an entirely new set of weapons and armor.
28th Mar '16 11:47:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''[[VideoGame/SakuraWars Sakura Taisen]]'', Sakura's sword once belonged to her father. She inherited it when he died protecting the capitol from demons.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/SakuraWars Sakura Taisen]]'', ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', Sakura's sword once belonged to her father. She inherited it when he died protecting the capitol capital from demons.
17th Mar '16 9:39:48 AM Kuruni
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* The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' stories have several instances of this. Sturm Brightblade wears his father's armor. He also wields the ''Brightblade'' which is described as a "....splendid, if old-fashioned, two-handed sword". This editor is not sure if it belonged to his father, like the armor. However, the ''Brightblade'' does get handed down to Sturm's son, Steel Brightblade.

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* The ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' stories have several instances of this. this:
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Sturm Brightblade wears his father's armor. He also wields the ''Brightblade'' which is described as a "....splendid, if old-fashioned, two-handed sword". This editor is not sure if sword" and it belonged to his father, like the armor. However, the ''Brightblade'' does get handed down to Sturm's son, Steel Brightblade.
12th Mar '16 6:42:20 AM Prfnoff
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* Both Raijin and Fujin Swords in ''{{Yaiba}}'', together with many others, are really old weapons from the past.

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* Both Raijin and Fujin Swords in ''{{Yaiba}}'', ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', together with many others, are really old weapons from the past.
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