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21st Sep '16 2:42:02 PM MidnightMan
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* In ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', the [[GodModeSue titular]] [[{{Badass}} hero]] and his buddy Enkidu carry bladed weapons that might be heavier than themselves, the blades alone weighing 120 pounds each. Now these weapons aren't double-handed swords. They're ''daggers''. Gilgamesh and Enkidu throw them. All in all, each of them carries 600 pounds worth of daggers.
18th Sep '16 12:41:56 PM cureconquestgirl
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** Ever since the first [=SW=] game, Ranmaru Mori has fought using a nodachi that's longer than he is tall (and he's 5'10"!).
16th Sep '16 11:26:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* Kuar in ''TechInfantry'' is only somewhat huge, but a world with werewolves, vampires, and other supernaturally strong characters facing off against supernaturally-tough enemies who may be ImmuneToBullets, big honking swords are commonplace.

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* Kuar in ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' is only somewhat huge, but a world with werewolves, vampires, and other supernaturally strong characters facing off against supernaturally-tough enemies who may be ImmuneToBullets, big honking swords are commonplace.
13th Sep '16 8:02:25 AM VutherA
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* SubvertedTrope in ''TotalWarShogun2'' - there is a nodachi samurai unit in the game, despite the rarity of the weapon in reality as can be seen in the Real Life folder, but the unit has distinct advantages and drawbacks to contrast it with katana-user's - the nodachi's length makes their unit have more attack than katana samurai and a devastating charge that surpasses even cavalry, but their swords' unwieldiness [[GlassCannon make them have a very poor melee defence stat and the unit is vulnerable to arrows from being poorly armored]].

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* SubvertedTrope in ''TotalWarShogun2'' ''VideoGame/TotalWarShogun2'' - there is a nodachi samurai unit in the game, despite the rarity of the weapon in reality as can be seen in the Real Life folder, but the unit has distinct advantages and drawbacks to contrast it with katana-user's katana-users - the nodachi's length makes their unit have more attack than katana samurai and a devastating charge that surpasses even cavalry, but their swords' unwieldiness [[GlassCannon make them have a very poor melee defence stat and the unit is vulnerable to arrows from being poorly armored]].
13th Sep '16 8:00:43 AM VutherA
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* SubvertedTrope in ''TotalWarShogun2'' - there is a nodachi samurai unit in the game, despite the rarity of the weapon in reality as can be seen in the Real Life folder, but the unit has distinct advantages and drawbacks to contrast it with katana-user's - the nodachi's length makes their unit have more attack than katana samurai and a devastating charge that surpasses even cavalry, but their swords' unwieldiness [[GlassCannon make them have a very poor melee defence stat and the unit is vulnerable to arrows from being poorly armored]].



** Same applies to Soul Edge, though its trademark form seems to be the one it takes when Nightmare uses it. Soul Calibur, for the most part, has the trademark appearence of realistically sized sword (probably since its "default" form is a Chinese sword as used by Xiangua).

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** Same applies to Soul Edge, though its trademark form seems to be the one it takes when Nightmare uses it. Soul Calibur, for the most part, has the trademark appearence appearance of realistically sized sword (probably since its "default" form is a Chinese sword as used by Xiangua).
6th Sep '16 5:23:37 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}'', the [[KingOfBeasts King]]'s sword, Pride's Edge, [[YourSizeMayVary possibly]]. Its in-game art makes it look like a reasonably large sword, [[OneHandedZweihander though larger than a sword wielded one-handed ought to be]]. But its card art depicts it as taller and wider than a palace guardsman in full armor, implying that the King himself [[LargeAndInCharge is a gigantic beast]] wielding a similarly scaled sword.
4th Sep '16 8:00:33 PM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'': The Leper's sword is the biggest blade of any character in the game (including the Crusader's own greatsword), which is remarkable due to the fact it accomplishes this while ''broken in half''. One imagines the blade would be almost twice as tall as himself back when it was whole.
2nd Sep '16 9:40:10 PM frogpatrol
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A common trope to both video games and anime, a BFS is an unrealistically large sword most often owned by TheHero, TheChosenOne, or whatever type the lead happens to be. To be a true BFS, it should be nearly as long as its owner is tall, and may or may not have other special abilities besides being humongous. If a BFS does possess other strange qualities, one of them almost assuredly prevents it from being used by other people, whether that be weight, a magical barrier, a direct link to its owner, or other means.

Usually, no other character in a game or series is the possessor of a sword that is anywhere close to as huge as the BFS. Sometimes, even when unusual swords and weapons are an everyday occurrence, characters are still surprised by the size of the lead's BFS, as it is a physical manifestation of its owner's potential power.

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A common trope to both video games and anime, a BFS '''BFS''' is an unrealistically large sword most often owned by TheHero, TheChosenOne, or whatever type the lead happens to be. To be a true BFS, it should be nearly as long as its owner is tall, and tall. It may or may not have other special abilities qualities besides being humongous. If a BFS does possess other strange qualities, one of them almost assuredly prevents it from being used by other people, whether that be weight, a magical barrier, a direct link to its owner, or other means.

Usually, Usually no other character in a game or series is the possessor of a sword that is anywhere close to as huge as the BFS.huge. Sometimes, even when unusual swords and weapons are an everyday occurrence, characters are still surprised by the size of the lead's BFS, as it is a physical manifestation of its owner's potential power.
24th Aug '16 7:07:22 AM whereismytea
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* In ''Manga/Brave10'', [[HeroesPreferSwords Saizo has one]], the Mari Blade. He later has it reforged after too much damage in the finale. Date Masamune and Sanada Nobuyuki also sport massive swords in the few scenes they get to show them off.
15th Aug '16 5:27:57 AM thatmadork
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* Uncommon but still present in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. The three most notable examples are Yatsuhashi's sword, Sage's sword and the base form of Qrow's gunscythe.

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* Uncommon but still present in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. The three most notable examples are Yatsuhashi's sword, Sage's sword Yatsuhashi and Sage both wield conventional large swords, and the base form of Qrow's gunscythe.gunscythe is a folding one. Perhaps the most impressive example is the one that belongs to Yang's mother Raven Branwen, which is a nodachi as long as she is tall and has a revolving dust mechanism in the hilt similar to Weiss' rapier (which speaking of wouldn't be a shabby example as it's got to be three feet in length).
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