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24th Sep '17 11:17:23 AM nombretomado
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* C'threk Goru, the sword of the Dark God Torak in the {{Belgariad}}, is explicitly black, of unnamed material, and is the counterpart to Garion's Sword of the Rivan King, which is made of ThunderboltIron. In the sequel series the Malloreon, the sword is wielded again by a demon lord in the final confrontation.

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* C'threk Goru, the sword of the Dark God Torak in the {{Belgariad}}, ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', is explicitly black, of unnamed material, and is the counterpart to Garion's Sword of the Rivan King, which is made of ThunderboltIron. In the sequel series the Malloreon, the sword is wielded again by a demon lord in the final confrontation.
3rd Sep '17 12:32:20 AM Mukademaoh
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* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', the Devil King Sword is black colored with white edges.

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* In ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'', the Devil King Sword is black colored with white edges. [[spoiler: During the final battle on the back of Yamata no Orochi it becomes a black LaserBlade.]]



* In Mashima's previous work ''Manga/RaveMaster'', the EvilCounterpart sword Decalogus is mostly black in all his forms. Then there's the TMC's ninth form, Sacrifar, a pitch black jagged scimitar that bestows a great power to the user, but also merge with his arm and turn him into a psychotic, restless berserker. Last but not least, [[DarkIsEvil Doryuu's]] swords are both darkness-related and mostly black.



* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', Sharrkan's sword is pictured as this. Alibaba's new sword is subverted; [[spoiler:the ones who have black color is its sheathe.]]

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* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'', Sharrkan's sword is pictured as this. this, and so is his brother's scimitar. Alibaba's new sword dagger turns into one when he transform it into the [[FlamingSword Sword of Amon]], which can cut through anything. Finally, the Black Binding Mist Sword used by Cassim is subverted; [[spoiler:the ones who have black color is its sheathe.]]the most powerful of the Mist Swords appeared [[spoiler: and allows him to go OneWingedAngel]].
23rd Aug '17 7:38:56 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of video games, Ebony and Daedric weapons (the best nonmagical weapons) are not exactly black, but close enough to count (ebony is a dark metal, while Daedric weapons are ebony weapons with the soul of a daedra bound to them and tend to be some combination of red and black).
** And there is also Umbra in ''Oblivion'', though it's an eerie bone white in ''Morrowind''.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' There is a special Daedric artifact which you will be given to you by the Daedric Prince, Mephala, as a reward in his sidequest. The artifact is named the Ebony Blade. It is a black, two-handed katana with runes in it. It has the ability to drain and absorb the health of your enemies. The sword has a greater drain effect each time you kill an ally character.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series of video games, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Throughout the series, [[FantasyMetals
Ebony and Daedric]] are typically the top two tiers of crafting material, making for the best non-magical/non-artifact weapons. Ebony is a very dark grayish/purplish mineral that is worth more than gold when used as bullion and is theorized to be the petrified blood of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]], Lorkhan. Daedric weapons (the best nonmagical weapons) items are not exactly black, but close enough to count (ebony is a dark metal, while Daedric weapons are ebony weapons made by fusing Ebony with the soul souls of a daedra bound to them [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] and tend to be some combination are [[RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver black/gray with veins of red and black).
red]].
** And there is also Umbra in ''Oblivion'', though it's an eerie bone white in ''Morrowind''.
** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' There
is a special [[LegendaryWeapon legendary]] EmpathicWeapon, forged by a witch and commissioned by Clavicus Vile, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[DealWithTheDevil Bargains]] and [[LiteralGenie Wishes]]. In most appearances, it takes the form of an Ebony claymore or longsword, and is typically one of the most powerful bladed weapons in the game in which it appears. It also [[YourSoulIsMine steals the souls of its victims]], and its personality eventually takes over the mind of its wielder, turning them into a BloodKnight who refers to themself as "Umbra". ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation Thankfully, this never happens]] to the PlayerCharacter.) It has so far appeared in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''.
** The Ebony Blade is an
artifact which you will be given to you by the Daedric Prince, weapon of Mephala, as a reward in his sidequest. The artifact Daedric Prince whose sphere is named the Ebony Blade. It "obscured to mortals" but who is a black, two-handed katana associated with runes [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation, lies, sex, and secrets]]. It typically takes the form of a black [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana-like]] sword and is among the very best in it. It the games in which it appears. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' especially, it has the ability to drain and absorb the health of your enemies. The sword has a greater drain effect enemies, and ''grows more powerful'' for each time [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder allied character you kill an ally character.with it]].
8th Jul '17 7:24:14 PM Azaram
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** And from the old Advanced Dungeons and Dragons S-series tournament modules (which includes the infamous TombOfHorrors), White Plume Mountain had Blackrazor, described as a piece of the night sky, filled with stars.
28th Jun '17 12:12:33 PM xcountryguy
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** The Bankai form of Ichigo's Zanpakutou is an entirely black tachi with a manji-shaped hilt. [[spoiler: His true Zanpakutou is completely white in Asauchi form but in Shikai becomes two jet black swords.]]

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** The Bankai form of Ichigo's Zanpakutou is an entirely black tachi with a manji-shaped hilt. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His true Zanpakutou is completely white in Asauchi form but in Shikai becomes two jet black swords.]]



* The Rain Master's Flamberge, [[spoiler: a.k.a. the Sword of Humanity and part of the same set as the titular artifacts]] in ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'' is both very powerful and cursed. Its other name is ''the'' Black Sword.

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* The Rain Master's Flamberge, [[spoiler: a.[[spoiler:a.k.a. the Sword of Humanity and part of the same set as the titular artifacts]] in ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'' is both very powerful and cursed. Its other name is ''the'' Black Sword.



* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', the weapon of choice for Prince Sun Kin is a large black sword called the Demon Sword, which is also available to the Spirit Monk in the PC version. Death's Hand dual-wields a black sword in his main hand and a black dagger in his off-hand, as well. [[spoiler: Considering that Death's Hand is really Prince Kin's soul bound to Sun Li's old armour, this is not a coincidence.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'', the weapon of choice for Prince Sun Kin is a large black sword called the Demon Sword, which is also available to the Spirit Monk in the PC version. Death's Hand dual-wields a black sword in his main hand and a black dagger in his off-hand, as well. [[spoiler: Considering [[spoiler:Considering that Death's Hand is really Prince Kin's soul bound to Sun Li's old armour, this is not a coincidence.]]
13th Jun '17 11:27:59 PM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has [[PoweredByAForsakenChild soulsteel]] - a pitch black metal made from the tortured, still-aware, souls of humans that can drain a persons essence and willpower away when used as a weapon. While not necessarily better than the other magic materials, it's still better than normal metals. Characters could also acquire weapons made from 'Black Jade', which gave good bonuses to defensive stats. One such weapon was a dagger called ''Black Depths Foretold'', which was fated to kill a powerful God...despite various attempts to [[YouCantFightFate throw it away]].

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has [[PoweredByAForsakenChild soulsteel]] - a pitch black metal made from the tortured, still-aware, souls of humans that can drain a persons essence and willpower away when used as a weapon. While not necessarily better than the other magic materials, it's still better than normal metals. Characters could also acquire weapons made from 'Black Jade', which gave good bonuses to defensive stats. One such weapon was a dagger called ''Black Depths Foretold'', which was fated to kill a powerful God...despite various attempts to [[YouCantFightFate throw it away]].
16th May '17 6:08:09 PM BiffJr
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** The game has weapons made of special materials. Most of them just allow the weapon to bypass a particular type of damage resistance (i.e. silver weapons work against werewolves), but weapons made of Adamantine are [[NighInvulnerability exceptionally hard to destroy]], [[AbsurdlySharpBlade can cut through metal as easily as (equivalently thick) paper]], ''and'' bypass a particular type of damage resistance. They're black.
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.
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