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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.
4th Feb '17 5:27:31 AM ZeroLeonhardt
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsSkyrim'' 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 ''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.
4th Feb '17 5:13:28 AM ZeroLeonhardt
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** In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsSkyrim'' 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.
4th Feb '17 5:00:49 AM ZeroLeonhardt
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* In ''LightNovel/SeireiTsukaiNoBladeDance'', Kamito Kazehaya's 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'', Kamito Kazehaya's previous contracted spirit, Restia transforms into a jet-black demon sword known as Vorpal Sword in her elemental waffe form.form.
31st Jan '17 10:37:52 AM Owlorange1995
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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''".
-->--'''Literature/TheZombieSurvivalGuide'''


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* Manga/{{Naruto}} has a variation; unremarkable black ''kunai'' knives are very commonly used by ninjas due to [[BoringButPractical their versatility, ease of use, and disposable nature.]]
29th Jan '17 9:50:18 PM Landis
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** This behavior is actually intended to both find and remove evil in the absence of proper knowledge about evil - anyone who picks up the sword and thinks of using it for "evil" purposes (ranging from using it to stab people to selling it to the highest bidder) will quickly fall prey to the homicidal effects as described above. Anyone else just gets nauseous.
29th Jan '17 2:47:01 PM Dvandemon
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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Pre Vizsla]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' wields a black-bladed lightsaber as his melee WeaponOfChoice.

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* [[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.
20th Dec '16 11:43:52 PM Xtifr
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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/{{Chronicles of Prydain}}''. The black sword Dyrnwyn is extremely powerful. It was used to kill not only all of the Cauldron Born but the Big Bad Arawn himself. It was originally a beautiful shiny sword until its wielder slew an innocent shepherd with it. The shepherd's blood stained the blade, turning it black.

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* Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/{{Chronicles of Prydain}}''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. The black sword Dyrnwyn is extremely powerful. It was used to kill not only all of the Cauldron Born but the Big Bad Arawn himself. It was originally a beautiful shiny sword until its wielder slew an innocent shepherd with it. The shepherd's blood stained the blade, turning it black.
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