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9th Feb '17 11:22:31 PM Carnildo
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* ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series frequently points out that Bahzell wields a five-foot long greatsword. It also points out that, being wielded by a [[TheBigGuy Big F'n Hradani]], it's "merely" a hand-and-a-half sword for him.
9th Feb '17 5:39:19 PM Kenji115
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** [[spoiler:The golden execution sword Ganondorf wields in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Ganondorf is one of the biggest human characters in the game, standing at over 7 feet tall, and the sword itself is still about as long as he is tall.]]

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** [[spoiler:The golden white execution sword Ganondorf wields in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. Ganondorf is one of the biggest human characters in the game, standing at over 7 feet tall, and the sword itself is still about as long as he is tall.]]
1st Feb '17 11:51:57 PM Gairyuki
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** The Keyblade usually stays a reasonably realistic size for a sword, but some endgame Keyblades fall into the low end of BFK territory. Terra in particular has a keyblade as long as he is tall. While Sora's two largest keyblades are both connected to the same Final Fanatsy title, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII you'll never guess which one.]]

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** The Keyblade usually stays a reasonably realistic size for a sword, but some endgame Keyblades fall into the low end of BFK territory. Terra in particular has a keyblade Keyblade as long as he is tall.tall (In fact, all of his Keyblades and versions of ones he shares with Ventus and Aqua all count. His shortest Keyblade, based on CG proportions, his basic Earthshaker, is just as long as some of Sora's and Aqua's longer Keyblades). While Sora's two largest keyblades are both connected to the same Final Fanatsy title, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII you'll never guess which one.]]]] His newest and apparently new signature Keyblade from VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII also falls into this category.
1st Feb '17 11:45:43 PM Gairyuki
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* Susanoomon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has what is, proportionally, the biggest effing blade ever with his "Zero ARMS: Orochi" weapon. He creates what looks like a BFG that's bigger than he is (which is made even bigger by the fact that he's probably more than 20 feet tall; there may be no "proportionally" about it) that creates a LaserBlade ''big enough to bisect the '''entire''' [[{{Cyberspace}} Digital World]] whenever it is swung''.

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* Susanoomon from ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' has what is, proportionally, the biggest effing blade ever with his "Zero ARMS: Orochi" weapon. He creates what looks like a BFG that's bigger than he is (which is made even bigger by the fact that he's probably more than 20 feet tall; there may be no "proportionally" about it) that creates a LaserBlade ''big enough to bisect the '''entire''' [[{{Cyberspace}} Digital World]] whenever it is swung''. When purged of all the armor pieces made from his components, it reveals KaiserGreymon's sword (see below), albeit without the crest at the base of the blade.
27th Jan '17 8:16:24 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Undyne built a giant sword together with Alphys to satisfy the RuleOfCool, the inspiration being allegedly historical accounts of humans wielding "swords up to 10x their size."
21st Jan '17 4:08:02 AM DoctorNeoRaptor
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**Fusion Omega, the penultimate boss from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero3''. Omega absorbs the power of the Dark Elf to become even bigger, and have Transformer-esque massive copies of X and Zero grafted on to his sides. Coming with a [[BigFreakingGun massive X-buster]], and a sword so massive that only 1/4 of the thing is onscreen. Too bad he never uses it at all.
20th Jan '17 4:09:35 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' has several (just look at the artwork or the miniatures). Some examples are the ''Angelus'' used by [[MeaningfulName Abel]], the Lawgivers he gave to his followers, or Kronen's one.

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* ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'' has several (just look at the artwork or the miniatures). Some examples are the ''Angelus'' "Angelus" used by [[MeaningfulName [[CrystalDragonJesus Abel]], the Lawgivers he gave to his followers, followers (one of them, the "Aldebaran", has a mass of ''250 kilograms''), or Kronen's one.
20th Jan '17 9:40:06 AM thekeyofe
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōdachi ''ōdachi'']] or "great sword" (also known as a ''nodachi'' or "field sword") is most easily described as a larger version of the ''katana'' or ''tachi'', and was intended to be used by foot soldiers against cavalry. Typical examples were over five feet long, [[http://www.freewebs.com/toufuushogunate/Nodachi.jpg which is longer than the typical Japanese man is tall]]
** A more specialized version of the ''ōdachi'' was known as the ''zanbatou'' or "horse-cleaving sword" (derived from the Chinese ''zhanmadao'' with the same meaning). It supposedly differed from the ''ōdachi'' mainly by having a ricasso approximately 12-18 inches long (similar to the German Zweihänder), allowing it to be used as a short polearm as well as a sword against cavalry. Unlike large ''nodachi'' and ''ōdachi'' of which we have some surviving examples, it is more doubtful whether the ''zanbatou'' ever actually existed or would have been a usable weapon if it did.

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* The [[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ōdachi ''ōdachi'']] ōdachi]]'' or "great sword" (also known as a ''nodachi'' or "field sword") is most easily described as a larger version of the ''katana'' or ''tachi'', and was intended to be used by foot soldiers against cavalry. Typical examples were over five feet long, [[http://www.freewebs.com/toufuushogunate/Nodachi.jpg which is longer than the typical Japanese man is tall]]
** A more specialized version of the ''ōdachi'' was known as the ''zanbatou'' or "horse-cleaving sword" (derived from the Chinese ''zhanmadao'' ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhanmadao zhanmadao]]'' with the same meaning). It supposedly differed from the ''ōdachi'' mainly by having a ricasso approximately 12-18 inches long (similar to the German Zweihänder), ''Zweihänder''), allowing it to be used as a short polearm as well as a sword against cavalry. Unlike large ''nodachi'' and ''ōdachi'' of which we have some surviving examples, it is more doubtful whether the ''zanbatou'' ever actually existed or would have been a usable weapon if it did.
20th Jan '17 9:36:51 AM thekeyofe
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** By ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', Cloud has ditched the Buster Sword and left it on Zack's grave. He replaces it with the equally huge Fusion Swords, a set of six individual swords that combine into one. Each of the individual swords is also a BFS, the proportionally smaller "side blades" being normal-sized.
** Masamune has gone through multiple size changes between games/movies. ex. In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' the sword is 12 feet long. Interestly, at least one RealLife nodachi was actually that long (see below), though it was never actually used as a weapon.

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** By ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'', Cloud has ditched the Buster Sword and left it on Zack's grave. He replaces it with the equally huge Fusion Swords, a set of six individual swords that combine into one. Each of Of the individual swords is also a BFS, six swords, four of them are BFS's on their own, with the two proportionally smaller "side blades" being normal-sized.
normal-sized. Cloud of course can use all of them [[OneHandedZweihander one-handed]] and [[DualWielding dual wields]] them at several points in the movie.
** Masamune has gone through multiple size changes between games/movies. ex. In For example, in ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' the sword is 12 feet long. Interestly, at least one RealLife nodachi was actually that long (see below), though it was never actually used as a weapon.



** In the 3rd generation they added the Switch Axe, a 9-foot long axe which [[SwissArmyWeapon transforms]] into a sword slightly smaller than the Great Sword class weapons.
** In the 4th generation they added the Charge Blade AKA Charge Axe. The weapon starts as an overly large sword & shield combo, where the sword is already bigger than a realistically proportioned two-handed sword would be, but then the sword and shield can combine to form a giant axe.

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** In the 3rd generation they added the Switch Axe, a 9-foot long axe which [[SwissArmyWeapon transforms]] into a sword slightly smaller than roughly the size of a Great Sword class weapons.
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** In the 4th generation they added the Charge Blade AKA Charge Axe. The weapon starts as an overly large sword & shield combo, where the sword is already bigger than a [[OneHandedZweihander realistically proportioned two-handed sword sword]] would be, but then the sword and shield can combine to form a giant axe.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nodachi ''Nodachi'']] or "field sword" is most easily described as a larger version of the ''katana'' or ''tachi'', and was intended to be used by foot soldiers against cavalry. Typical examples were over five feet long, [[http://www.freewebs.com/toufuushogunate/Nodachi.jpg which is longer than the typical Japanese man is tall]]
** A more specialized version of the ''nodachi'' was known as the ''zanbatou'', "horse-cleaving sword" (derived from the Chinese ''zhanmadao'' with the same meaning). It supposedly differed from the ''nodachi'' mainly by having a ricasso approximately 12-18 inches long, allowing it to be used as a short polearm as well as a sword against cavalry; similar to the German Zweihänder. Unlike large ''nodachi'' and ''odachi'' ("great sword") of which we have some surviving examples, it is more doubtful whether the ''zanbatou'' ever actually existed or would have been a usable weapon if it did.
** [[http://japantrip.tripod.com/nodachi/norimitsu.html This]] mind-bogglingly enormous ''odachi'' is ''377 cm (over 12 feet) long'', and is the largest sword of its type known to exist in Japan. However, it was made not for use in battle, but to test a particular forging technique. Other examples, though none of quite that magnitude, can be found on the linked site.
** Many or perhaps even most ''nodachi'' were never used in combat. Forging one was proof of a swordsmith's skill, and owning one was a status symbol for a samurai wealthy enough to afford it. The only remotely useful thing that could be done with a sword longer than the height of its wielder was to fight off horsemen while on foot. Polearms were cheaper to build, easier to train people in, and all-around better at that particular job in the hands of a skilled soldier.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nodachi ''Nodachi'']] org/wiki/Ōdachi ''ōdachi'']] or "great sword" (also known as a ''nodachi'' or "field sword" sword") is most easily described as a larger version of the ''katana'' or ''tachi'', and was intended to be used by foot soldiers against cavalry. Typical examples were over five feet long, [[http://www.freewebs.com/toufuushogunate/Nodachi.jpg which is longer than the typical Japanese man is tall]]
** A more specialized version of the ''nodachi'' ''ōdachi'' was known as the ''zanbatou'', ''zanbatou'' or "horse-cleaving sword" (derived from the Chinese ''zhanmadao'' with the same meaning). It supposedly differed from the ''nodachi'' ''ōdachi'' mainly by having a ricasso approximately 12-18 inches long, long (similar to the German Zweihänder), allowing it to be used as a short polearm as well as a sword against cavalry; similar to the German Zweihänder. cavalry. Unlike large ''nodachi'' and ''odachi'' ("great sword") ''ōdachi'' of which we have some surviving examples, it is more doubtful whether the ''zanbatou'' ever actually existed or would have been a usable weapon if it did.
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** [[http://japantrip.tripod.com/nodachi/norimitsu.html This]] mind-bogglingly enormous ''odachi'' ''ōdachi'' is ''377 cm (over 12 feet) long'', and is the largest sword of its type known to exist in Japan. However, it was made not for use in battle, but to test a particular forging technique. Other examples, though none of quite that magnitude, can be found on the linked site.
** Many or perhaps even most ''nodachi'' ''ōdachi'' were never used in combat. Forging one was proof of a swordsmith's skill, and owning one was a status symbol for a samurai wealthy enough to afford it. The only remotely useful thing that could be done with a sword longer than However, polearms (such as the height of its wielder was to fight off horsemen while on foot. Polearms ''naginata'') were cheaper to build, easier to train people in, with, and all-around better at that particular job more useful in the hands of a skilled soldier.
19th Jan '17 6:01:49 PM mythmonster2
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* As the name implies, the Sword of the Sky King from ''VideoGame/EternalCardGame'' is a monstrous 8/8 relic weapon.

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* As the name implies, the Sword of the Sky King from ''VideoGame/EternalCardGame'' is a monstrous 8/8 relic weapon.sword that looks to be zweihander sized for giants.
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