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10th Dec '16 12:06:23 AM KingClark
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5th Dec '16 11:37:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** The story behind the Dragonslayer is an interesting one -- the blacksmith who made it was commissioned to make a [[MeaningfulName sword that could kill dragons in one stroke]]. But since there was no dragons (at the time), he forged a sword too large and heavy for humans to wield, because the only way to kill any creature is with an equally impossible weapon. The only reason [[{{Badass}} Guts]] can swing it around at all, let alone as fine as he does, is that he's been training with oversized swords since childhood: he began with a normal-sized longsword, which at the time was much too big for him, and simply scaled up the size of his weapon as he grew up. The Dragonslayer is simply the logical conclusion of this progression, But unfortunately the Dragonslayer hasn't yet lived up to it's name when comes to dragon slaying aside from [[http://i.imgur.com/7Dk1Vlb.jpg cover art]]

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** The story behind the Dragonslayer is an interesting one -- the blacksmith who made it was commissioned to make a [[MeaningfulName sword that could kill dragons in one stroke]]. But since there was no dragons (at the time), he forged a sword too large and heavy for humans to wield, because the only way to kill any creature is with an equally impossible weapon. The only reason [[{{Badass}} Guts]] Guts can swing it around at all, let alone as fine as he does, is that he's been training with oversized swords since childhood: he began with a normal-sized longsword, which at the time was much too big for him, and simply scaled up the size of his weapon as he grew up. The Dragonslayer is simply the logical conclusion of this progression, But unfortunately the Dragonslayer hasn't yet lived up to it's name when comes to dragon slaying aside from [[http://i.imgur.com/7Dk1Vlb.jpg cover art]]



* 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.

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* In ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh'', the [[GodModeSue titular]] [[{{Badass}} titular 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.
3rd Dec '16 1:13:36 AM DarthWalrus
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->''"It was much too big to be called a sword. Massive, thick, heavy, and far too rough. Indeed, it was like a heap of raw iron."''
--->''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
20th Nov '16 8:39:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* During a ''{{Champions}}'' game, one player claimed that a 40d6 killing attack was not excessive for a photon torpedo because "That's only as much damage as 25 sword hacks." That, combined with a healthy dose of StarFleetBattles, gave us ''[[http://www.rogermwilcox.name/stories/buccaneer.html Buccaneer!]]'', whose sword was so huge it did the equivalent of 25 sword hacks.

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* During a ''{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' game, one player claimed that a 40d6 killing attack was not excessive for a photon torpedo because "That's only as much damage as 25 sword hacks." That, combined with a healthy dose of StarFleetBattles, TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles, gave us ''[[http://www.rogermwilcox.name/stories/buccaneer.html Buccaneer!]]'', whose sword was so huge it did the equivalent of 25 sword hacks.
20th Nov '16 7:09:33 AM kikiandlala
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* Averted in Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire series, the main heroine Princess Adele asks the famous vampire hunter, The Greyfriar, why he favours a rapier when a large crushing weapon would better suit his vampiric superstrength. He then tells her that crushing is almost useless against vampires, and it's better simply to go for a quick thrust to the heart instead.
19th Nov '16 10:08:37 AM AnotherGamer
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** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Impa's WeaponOfChoice is the Giant Blade, which looks like a massive [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] as long as she is tall and about half as wide. Ganondorf also [[DualWielding dual-wields]] a pair of Great Swords.

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** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', Impa's WeaponOfChoice is the Giant Blade, which looks like a massive [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] as long as she is tall and about half as wide.wide, yet she's easily able to incorporate it into a number of different [[IaijutsuPractitioner iai techniques]]. Ganondorf also [[DualWielding dual-wields]] a pair of Great Swords.
19th Nov '16 10:04:53 AM AnotherGamer
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* The character Arngrim from ''ValkyrieProfile'' wields one of the largest swords ever seen in a console RPG. It is about twice as long as Arngrim is tall, and as wide as a regular Claymore. Considering Arngrim's size, this makes it roughly 12 feet long from point to pommel, with a 9-foot long blade. There is little significance to the fact that he wields such a ghastly-sized weapon, except as a hallmark to the ridiculous one-up-manship that tends to pervade RPG weaponry. And that he's an {{Expy}} of [[{{Manga/Berserk}} Guts]].

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* The character Arngrim from ''ValkyrieProfile'' wields one of the largest swords ever seen in a console RPG. It is about twice as long as Arngrim is tall, and as wide as a regular Claymore. Considering Arngrim's size, this makes it roughly 12 feet long from point to pommel, with a 9-foot long blade. There is little significance to the fact that he wields such a ghastly-sized weapon, except as a hallmark to the ridiculous one-up-manship that tends to pervade RPG weaponry. And that he's an {{Expy}} of [[{{Manga/Berserk}} Guts]].
10th Nov '16 11:51:20 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' has Fate Testarossa and her intelligent device, Bardiche. Not only does its Zanber Form start out larger than she is, but it can grow to such immense length that Fate could cleave through HumongousMecha ''at a distance''. Slightly justified in that Bardiche only transforms into its hilt; its blade is made of magical energy, which means that Fate can extend the blade further so long as she has the mana to spare.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has Fate Testarossa and her intelligent device, Bardiche. Not only does its Zanber Form start out larger than she is, but it can grow to such immense length that Fate could cleave through HumongousMecha ''at a distance''. Slightly justified in that Bardiche only transforms into its hilt; its blade is made of magical energy, which means that Fate can extend the blade further so long as she has the mana to spare.
1st Nov '16 9:04:09 PM EarsplittingLepidopteran
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** The story behind the Dragonslayer is an interesting one -- the blacksmith who made it was commissioned to make a [[MeaningfulName sword that could kill dragons in one stroke]]. Since [[LowFantasy dragons don't exist in the world of Berserk]], he forged a sword too large and heavy for humans to wield, because the only way to kill an impossible creature is with an equally impossible weapon. The only reason [[{{Badass}} Guts]] can swing it around at all, let alone as fine as he does, is that he's been training with oversized swords since childhood: he began with a normal-sized longsword, which at the time was much too big for him, and simply scaled up the size of his weapon as he grew up. The Dragonslayer is simply the logical conclusion of this progression.

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** The story behind the Dragonslayer is an interesting one -- the blacksmith who made it was commissioned to make a [[MeaningfulName sword that could kill dragons in one stroke]]. Since [[LowFantasy But since there was no dragons don't exist in (at the world of Berserk]], time), he forged a sword too large and heavy for humans to wield, because the only way to kill an impossible any creature is with an equally impossible weapon. The only reason [[{{Badass}} Guts]] can swing it around at all, let alone as fine as he does, is that he's been training with oversized swords since childhood: he began with a normal-sized longsword, which at the time was much too big for him, and simply scaled up the size of his weapon as he grew up. The Dragonslayer is simply the logical conclusion of this progression.progression, But unfortunately the Dragonslayer hasn't yet lived up to it's name when comes to dragon slaying aside from [[http://i.imgur.com/7Dk1Vlb.jpg cover art]]



* Mihawk's sword in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Can be mistaken, however, for a grave cross. The first time you see Mihawk's sword, you can easily mistake it for a giant marble cross that he's resting against. Then he draws it. The sword is bigger than he is. It gets progressively more badass afterwards, to the point where he can use it to slice a (frozen) tsunami wave bigger than a fortress in half with it. Horizontally in half.

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* Mihawk's sword in ''Manga/OnePiece''. Can be mistaken, however, for a grave cross. The first time you see Mihawk's sword, you can easily mistake it for a giant marble cross that he's resting against. Then he draws it. The sword is bigger than he is. It gets progressively more badass afterwards, to the point where he can use it to slice a (frozen) tsunami wave bigger than a fortress in half with it. Horizontally in half. Plus Mihawk has a whole pack of killer baboons who wield similar great swords to him on his island., [[BloodKnight Zoro]] had to fight the whole pack if he wanted a chance of receiving Mihawk's training.
1st Nov '16 11:38:55 AM Prfnoff
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* In VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath "Really Big Sword" is actually the brand name of Beethro's sword.
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