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22nd Apr '17 9:36:21 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Elucidator, one of Kirito's two swords, is pitch black. In ALO, his sword is also black. In GGO, his sword is '''still''' black. And go on, guess what color his sword in Underworld is going to be. There's a reason he's called the Black Swordsman in that series.

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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Elucidator, one of Kirito's two swords, is pitch black. In ALO, his sword is also black. In GGO, his sword is '''still''' black.black (though his LaserBlade is [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]]). And go on, guess what color his sword in Underworld is going to be. There's a reason he's called the Black Swordsman in that series.
11th Apr '17 2:15:34 PM AthenaBlue
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* In Music/SoundHorizon's "Moira," Elefseus uses two triangular black swords. Other characters, such as Sword Boy, also use a black sword. In almost all the cases the sword(s) seems to carry some sort of significance, linking the characters.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric of Melniboné]]'' inspired three heavy rock songs - Music/BlueOysterCult's "Black Blade", Music/DeepPurple's "Stormbringer" and Music/{{Hawkwind}}'s "Chronicles of the Black Sword."[[note]]In this case not just a single song - a whole multi-media stage performance and a concept LP[[/note]]

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* In Music/SoundHorizon's "Moira," "Moira", Elefseus uses two triangular black swords. Other characters, such as Sword Boy, also use a black sword. In almost all the cases the sword(s) seems to carry some sort of significance, linking the characters.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''[[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric of Melniboné]]'' inspired three heavy rock songs - -- Music/BlueOysterCult's "Black Blade", Music/DeepPurple's "Stormbringer" and Music/{{Hawkwind}}'s "Chronicles of the Black Sword."[[note]]In Sword".[[note]]In this case not just a single song - a whole multi-media stage performance and a concept LP[[/note]]



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' features [[{{Portmanteau}} the Regisword]], and various other weapons [[JustAddWater combined with it]]. It appears to be a ceremonial piece, though most of the characters using it are skilled enough to use it effectively anyways.



* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' features [[{{Portmanteau}} the Regisword]], and various other weapons [[JustAddWater combined with it]]. It appears to be a ceremonial piece, though most of the characters using it are skilled enough to use it effectively anyways.



* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Pre Vizsla]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' wields a black-bladed lightsaber as his melee WeaponOfChoice. Notable as uniquely implausible, even for lightsabers, for being a black ''laser beam'' that still has a white outline.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Pre Vizsla]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' wields a black-bladed lightsaber as his melee WeaponOfChoice. Notable as uniquely implausible, even for lightsabers, for being a black ''laser beam'' that still has a white outline.outline.
** However, the Darksaber's coolness factor doesn't help him win duels. He loses every fight he's in with it, the last one fatally. Of course, all of those fights were against Force-users.
** It reappears in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', coming into the possession of fellow Mandalorian Sabine Wren, who unlike Vizsla is a good guy.
7th Apr '17 6:31:33 PM sgamer82
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* Kanata Age in ''LightNovel/KuusenMadoushiKouhoseiNoKyoukan'' was formerly known as the Black Master Swordsman. He wields the black magic cannon sword Gladius as his main weapon of choice. It can shoot powerful laser beams by consuming his magic power.

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* Kanata Age in ''LightNovel/KuusenMadoushiKouhoseiNoKyoukan'' ''LightNovel/SkyWizardsAcademy'' was formerly known as the Black Master Swordsman. He wields the black magic cannon sword Gladius as his main weapon of choice. It can shoot powerful laser beams by consuming his magic power.
10th Mar '17 6:25:00 PM SaltyWaffles
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->''"If possible, find the military [machetes] usually sold at Army surplus stores. It's steel tends to be of a higher quality, and its blackened blade helps concealment at night.''"

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->''"If possible, find the military [machetes] usually sold at Army surplus stores. It's Its steel tends to be of a higher quality, and its blackened blade helps concealment at night.''"
10th Mar '17 6:24:48 PM SaltyWaffles
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->''"If possible, find the military [machetes] usually sold at Army surplus stores. It's steel tends to be of a higher quality, and it's blackened blade helps concealment at night''".

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->''"If possible, find the military [machetes] usually sold at Army surplus stores. It's steel tends to be of a higher quality, and it's its blackened blade helps concealment at night''".night.''"
5th Mar '17 8:56:59 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:246: ''[[SerratedBladeOfPain Jagged]]'' black sword, even better!]]

-->''"If possible, find the military [machetes] usually sold at Army surplus stores. It's steel tends to be of a higher quality, and it's blackened blade helps concealment at night''".

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[[caption-width-right:246: ''[[SerratedBladeOfPain [[caption-width-right:246:''[[SerratedBladeOfPain Jagged]]'' black sword, even better!]]

-->''"If ->''"If possible, find the military [machetes] usually sold at Army surplus stores. It's steel tends to be of a higher quality, and it's blackened blade helps concealment at night''".



Compare ThunderboltIron, TechnicolorBlade, and FlamingSword. Also note that [[KatanasAreJustBetter black katanas are even better]], [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter wooden black katanas are absolutely better]], and [[FlamingSword flaming]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot wooden black katanas are downright awesome]].

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Compare ThunderboltIron, TechnicolorBlade, and FlamingSword. Also note that [[KatanasAreJustBetter black katanas are even better]], [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter wooden black katanas are absolutely better]], and [[FlamingSword flaming]] {{flaming|Sword}} [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot wooden black katanas are downright awesome]].






* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', the Sword of Secrets, the Sword of Silence and the Raven Sword (collectively known as the Heavenfall Blades), are three of the Dark Angelís most prized relics. These master-crafted power swords are said to have been forged from a single block of jet-black obsidian, originating from a meteorite that had struck the Dark Angelís Fortress-Monetary of the Rock.
** The Black Templar's "Emperor's Champions" are always carrying a sword they call "The Black Sword"[[note]][[SarcasmMode How Creative]][[/note]]. Paired with the Armour of Faith, it is the traditional weapon of the Emperorís Champion. A massive two-handed Power Sword, blessed by the Chapter Chaplains, it becomes a deadly weapon in the hands of the chosen of the Black Templars. The Black Sword is one of the most exquisitely master-crafted weapons in the whole of the Imperium. It is perfectly balanced to allow it to be used either with a one-handed or two-handed grip. This allows the Emperor's Champion to either deliver a flurry of fast slashes and stabs or slower but much more damaging hacking blows to his opponents. The Black Templars Chapter possesses only ten of these sacred weapons in its armoury.

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* In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'''s Space Marines have two prominent examples:
** Three of the Dark Angels' most prized relics are
the Sword of Secrets, the Sword of Silence and the Raven Sword (collectively Sword, collectively known as the Heavenfall Blades), are three of the Dark Angelís most prized relics.Blades. These master-crafted power swords are said to have been forged from a single block of jet-black obsidian, originating from a meteorite that had struck the Dark Angelís Fortress-Monetary of the Rock.
** The traditional weapon of the Emperor's Champions of the Black Templar's "Emperor's Champions" are always carrying Templars is a massive two-handed power sword they call called, simply, "The Black Sword"[[note]][[SarcasmMode How Creative]][[/note]]. Sword". Paired with the Armour of Faith, it is the traditional weapon of the Emperorís Champion. A massive two-handed Power Sword, Faith and blessed by the Chapter chapter's Chaplains, it becomes a deadly weapon in the hands of the chosen of the Black Templars. The Black Sword is one of the most exquisitely master-crafted weapons in the whole of the Imperium. It is it's perfectly balanced to allow it to be used either with a one-handed or two-handed grip. This allows grip, allowing the Emperor's Champion to either deliver a flurry flurries of fast slashes and stabs or slower but much more damaging hacking blows to his opponents. The Black Templars Chapter possesses possess only ten of these sacred weapons in its their entire armoury.
5th Mar '17 4:46:09 AM WolfofBlades
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** The Black Templar's "Emperor's Champions" are always carrying a sword they call "The Black Sword"[[note]][[SarcasmMode How Creative]][[/note]]. Paired with the Armour of Faith, it is the traditional weapon of the Emperorís Champion. A massive two-handed Power Sword, blessed by the Chapter Chaplains, it becomes a deadly weapon in the hands of the chosen of the Black Templars. The Black Sword is one of the most exquisitely master-crafted weapons in the whole of the Imperium. It is perfectly balanced to allow it to be used either with a one-handed or two-handed grip. This allows the Emperor's Champion to either deliver a flurry of fast slashes and stabs or slower but much more damaging hacking blows to his opponents. The Black Templars Chapter possesses only ten of these sacred weapons in its armoury.
19th Feb '17 8:07:16 AM Dvandemon
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* Nico from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' has a sword made from black Stygian Iron from TheUnderworld.

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* Nico from ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' has a sword made from black Stygian Iron from TheUnderworld. Unlike the other magical metals, Stygian allegedly absorbs the essence of monsters it kills, preventing them from resurrecting and is subsequently greatly feared by them all.
16th Feb '17 5:31:25 PM gjjones
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* In ''LightNovel/SeireiTsukaiNoBladeDance'', Kamito Kazehaya's previous contracted spirit, Restia transforms into a jet-black demon sword known as Vorpal Sword in her elemental waffe form.

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* In ''LightNovel/SeireiTsukaiNoBladeDance'', ''LightNovel/BladedanceOfElementalers'', Kamito Kazehaya's previous contracted spirit, Restia transforms into a jet-black demon sword known as Vorpal Sword in her elemental waffe form.
6th Feb '17 4:21:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/BlackMoonChronicles'': When Wismerhill becomes the commander-in-chief of the armies of the Black Moon and one of the Lords of Negation, his master Haazheel Thorn gifts him with a black sword forged out of steel from the land of the dead.
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