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10th May '18 6:58:26 PM ultimomant
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* From ''Manga/MagiTheLabyrinthOfMagic'', Alibaba's sword Amon takes the form of an enormous, and extremely wide black sword [[PlayingWithFire which also has fire powers.]] Since the size is so different from it's normal sealed form, he has trouble wielding it without performing a full-djinn equip.

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* From ''Manga/MagiTheLabyrinthOfMagic'', ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
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Alibaba's sword Amon takes the form of an enormous, and extremely wide black sword [[PlayingWithFire which also has fire powers.]] Since the size is so different from it's normal sealed form, he has trouble wielding it without performing a full-djinn equip.
3rd May '18 2:10:47 AM SebastianGray
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* Duke Venalitor from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/GreyKnights'' novel ''Hammer of Daemons'' is introduced with a blade as long as he is tall.
* Malfallax from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' novel ''Deus Sanguinius'' brings to bear a warpblade explicitly said to be ten metres long. He is a giant EldritchAbomination, though.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novels:
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Duke Venalitor from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/GreyKnights'' ''Literature/GreyKnights'' novel ''Hammer of Daemons'' is introduced with a blade as long as he is tall.
* ** Malfallax from the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Literature/BloodAngels'' ''Literature/BloodAngels'' novel ''Deus Sanguinius'' brings to bear a warpblade explicitly said to be ten metres long. He is a giant EldritchAbomination, though.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** While several notable examples are listed below, as a rule every single blade shown in the 40k universe will be much larger than anything in real life. This is both for modeling purposes and rule of cool, and include things such as the Catachan Fangs. Knives that are as long as the model's arms.
** Some Priests and the Sisters Repentia (sic) in the [[ChurchMilitant Witch Hunters]] Codex carry Eviscerators, huge versions of the setting's ubiquitous [[ChainsawGood chainsword]]. They are said to be able to cut through tank plating--indeed, in game terms they're slightly more effective than meltabombs, which can pulverize tanks as a general rule.
** The [[OurElvesAreBetter resident elves of the setting]], the Eldar, love these things. Large power swords tend to be a common armament for [[MiniMecha Wraithlords and Wraithknights]], and the [[PhysicalGod Avatar of Khaine]] uses one called "The Wailing Doom", and both can cut through tanks. On a smaller scale, Warlocks and Farseers wield Witchblades, which are quite large in comparison to the the wielders.
** The Emperor's Champion, a special character who is part of the [[KnightTemplar Black Templar]] Chapter, wields a sword that, from the pommel of the handle to the tip of the blade, is two feet longer than the Marine carrying it is tall. That's about ten or eleven feet. It is allegedly capable of carving straight through the armour of a Land Raider.
** The average Commissar walks around with a chainsword almost as tall as he is.
** The [[MiniMecha Nemesis Dreadnight]] used by the Grey Knights can wield an immense sword longer than some buildings are tall.
* There are a lot of weapons in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' that fit into this trope as well. The Empire, for example, have an infantry unit called Greatswords. Ogre Ironguts have a BladeOnAStick large enough that a normal human could conceivably ram it up a Giant's nose while lying down, and the Kroxigor's weapons were described on the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' page as being "trees with blades on the end."

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
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** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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While several notable examples are listed below, as a rule every single blade shown in the 40k universe will be much larger than anything in real life. This is both for modeling purposes and rule of cool, and include things such as the Catachan Fangs. Knives that are as long as the model's arms.
** *** Some Priests and the Sisters Repentia (sic) in the [[ChurchMilitant Witch Hunters]] Codex carry Eviscerators, huge versions of the setting's ubiquitous [[ChainsawGood chainsword]]. They are said to be able to cut through tank plating--indeed, in game terms they're slightly more effective than meltabombs, which can pulverize tanks as a general rule.
** *** The [[OurElvesAreBetter resident elves of the setting]], the Eldar, love these things. Large power swords tend to be a common armament for [[MiniMecha Wraithlords and Wraithknights]], and the [[PhysicalGod Avatar of Khaine]] uses one called "The Wailing Doom", and both can cut through tanks. On a smaller scale, Warlocks and Farseers wield Witchblades, which are quite large in comparison to the the wielders.
** *** The Emperor's Champion, a special character who is part of the [[KnightTemplar Black Templar]] Chapter, wields a sword that, from the pommel of the handle to the tip of the blade, is two feet longer than the Marine carrying it is tall. That's about ten or eleven feet. It is allegedly capable of carving straight through the armour of a Land Raider.
** *** The average Commissar walks around with a chainsword almost as tall as he is.
** *** The [[MiniMecha Nemesis Dreadnight]] used by the Grey Knights can wield an immense sword longer than some buildings are tall.
* In the 1st and 2nd Editions of ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}, two-handed swords as large as those that wielded them were available but rarely saw much use as the combat system generally favoured using multiple smaller weapons rather than a single, slow and heavy blade.
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There are a lot of weapons in ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' that fit into this trope as well. The Empire, for example, have an infantry unit called Greatswords. Ogre Ironguts have a BladeOnAStick large enough that a normal human could conceivably ram it up a Giant's nose while lying down, and the Kroxigor's weapons were described on the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' page as being "trees with blades on the end."
27th Apr '18 12:17:31 AM TheBigBopper
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-->-- ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', about the Dragonslayer

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-->-- ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', Narration about the Dragonslayer
Dragonslayer, ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
26th Apr '18 8:18:24 PM KillerClowns
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* [[http://oglaf.com/obituator.html The Obituator]], a one-off from ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', is a rare, possibly even unique, {{literal|Metaphor}} example of the trope.

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* [[http://oglaf.com/obituator.html The Obituator]], a one-off from ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'', is a rare, possibly even unique, {{literal|Metaphor}} example of the trope. It's a sword, it's "the size of a plow", and for the trifecta...
-->'''The Dwarves:''' It comes alive at night and fucks your wife!
28th Mar '18 5:19:55 PM TheBigBopper
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** Companion Lilly Bowen has a Vertibird porpeller blade attached to a stick with leather straps. Being a Nightkin, a type of Super Mutant, Lilly is able to swing it with more ferocity than a normal hman could.

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** Companion Lilly Bowen has a Vertibird porpeller blade attached to a stick with leather straps. Being a Nightkin, a type of Super Mutant, Lilly is able to swing it with more ferocity than a normal hman human could.
28th Mar '18 2:53:00 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the ''Bumper Sword'', a Final Fantasy 7 Buster Sword made out of a car bumper smashed at one end to be sharp and a pipe. It still has the car's license plate on it.
** [[FinalBoss Legate Lanius]] has a custom version called the Blade of the East.
** Marked Men of the Lonesome Road DLC use a special version called Blade of the West

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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the ''Bumper Sword'', a Final Fantasy 7 Buster Sword made out of a car bumper smashed at one end to be sharp and the exhaust pipe is used as a pipe. grip. It still has the car's license plate on it.
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it. [[FinalBoss Legate Lanius]] has a custom version called the Blade of the East.
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East. Marked Men of the Lonesome Road ''Lonesome Road'' DLC use a special version called Blade of the WestWest as a refrence to Lanius himself.
** Companion Lilly Bowen has a Vertibird porpeller blade attached to a stick with leather straps. Being a Nightkin, a type of Super Mutant, Lilly is able to swing it with more ferocity than a normal hman could.
27th Mar '18 12:45:54 PM TheBigBopper
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An ancient trope. Oversized, unrealistic swords aren't unheard of in medieval or earlier fiction, poetry, and artwork. To make matters more confusing, most societies employing swords also made huge ceremonial swords for display, which laymen of later periods may mistake for actual war tools. Swords employed in combat or dueling were [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/weights.htm lighter]] than even the typical, non-BFS fantasy sword -- which makes a lot of sense, if you remember it's about swinging one hundreds of times and quick enough -- while the only purpose of a ceremonial or executioner's sword is to be carried along or make one strong cut respectively, there's not a lot of swinging around. Even the really ''big'' swords, such was the German Zweihänder, which were used for "fencing" with (batting aside or cutting) ''[[BladeOnAStick polearms]]'' or punching through thick armor [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html were far lighter]] than we are led to believe by most fictional portrayals.

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An ancient trope. Oversized, unrealistic swords aren't unheard of in medieval or earlier fiction, poetry, and artwork. To make matters more confusing, most societies employing swords also made huge ceremonial swords for display, which laymen of later periods may mistake for actual war tools. Swords employed in combat or dueling were [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/weights.htm lighter]] than even the typical, non-BFS fantasy sword -- which makes a lot of sense, if you remember it's about swinging one hundreds of times and quick enough -- while the only purpose of a ceremonial or executioner's sword is to be carried along or make one strong cut respectively, there's not a lot of swinging around. Even the really ''big'' swords, such was the German Zweihänder, which were used for "fencing" with (batting aside or cutting) ''[[BladeOnAStick polearms]]'' or punching through thick armor [[RadialAsskicking keeping multiple opponents at bay]] were [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html were far much lighter]] (relatively speaking) than we are led to believe by most fictional portrayals.
27th Mar '18 12:43:03 PM TheBigBopper
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An ancient trope. Oversized, unrealistic swords aren't unheard of in medieval or earlier fiction, poetry, and artwork. To make matters more confusing, most societies employing swords also made huge ceremonial swords for display, which laymen of later periods may mistake for actual war tools. Swords employed in combat or dueling were [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/weights.htm lighter]] than even the typical, non-BFS fantasy sword -- which makes a lot of sense, if you remember it's about swinging one hundreds of times and quick enough -- while the only purpose of a ceremonial or executioner's sword is to be carried along or make one strong cut respectively, there's not a lot of swinging around. Even the really ''big'' swords, such was the German Zweihänder, which were used for "fencing" with (batting aside or cutting) ''[[BladeOnAStick polearms]]'' or punching through thick armor [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html were far lighter]] than we are led to believe by various sources.

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An ancient trope. Oversized, unrealistic swords aren't unheard of in medieval or earlier fiction, poetry, and artwork. To make matters more confusing, most societies employing swords also made huge ceremonial swords for display, which laymen of later periods may mistake for actual war tools. Swords employed in combat or dueling were [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/weights.htm lighter]] than even the typical, non-BFS fantasy sword -- which makes a lot of sense, if you remember it's about swinging one hundreds of times and quick enough -- while the only purpose of a ceremonial or executioner's sword is to be carried along or make one strong cut respectively, there's not a lot of swinging around. Even the really ''big'' swords, such was the German Zweihänder, which were used for "fencing" with (batting aside or cutting) ''[[BladeOnAStick polearms]]'' or punching through thick armor [[http://www.thearma.org/essays/2HGS.html were far lighter]] than we are led to believe by various sources.
most fictional portrayals.
27th Mar '18 12:41:00 PM TheBigBopper
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* On the more sensible side of this trope, we have the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longsword medieval longsword]]'' which is not as ridiculously large as most examples, but still big enough to warrant a two-handed hold to be practical. While its size made wielding a shield in the offhand really difficult, there were still techniques that worked well on the longsword to make it a viable defensive weapon; such as [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon half-swording]].
26th Mar '18 8:18:58 PM Kurogane7
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* On the more sensible side of this trope, we have the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longsword medieval longsword]]'' which is not as ridiculously large as most examples, but still big enough to warrant a two-handed hold to be practical. While its size made wielding a shield in the offhand really difficult, there were still techniques that worked well on the longsword to make it a viable defensive weapon; such as [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon half-swording]].
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