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20th May '17 12:08:09 AM SebastianGray
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000:''
** Eldar Warp Spider Exarches have access to Power Blades, described as fitting onto the forearm, allowing their wielder to use other weapons in addition to the blades.
** Chainfists are a variant of the PowerFist that combines the energy field of the powered gauntlet with the cutting power a chainsaw blade, allowing the wielder to cut through armoured vehicles and bulkheads as if they were paper.
** Lightning Claws are weapons consisting of a number of a number of blades wreathed in a power field and attached to an armoured gauntlet. How the blades are attached to the gauntlet differ, with some attached to the back of the hand while other patterns attaching the blades to the knuckles or have them replace the gauntletís fingers.

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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000:''
Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** Eldar Warp Spider Exarches have access to Power Blades, described as fitting onto In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'', Skaarac the forearm, allowing Bloodborn has Brutal Blades chained to his forearms so that the Great Khorgorath of [[WarGod Khorne]] can hack and gouge at his enemies. This is in contrast to regular Khorgoraths who make do with their wielder to use other weapons in addition to the blades.
** Chainfists are a variant of the PowerFist that combines the energy field of the powered gauntlet with the cutting power a chainsaw blade, allowing the wielder to cut through armoured vehicles
natural claws and bulkheads as if they were paper.tentacles to kill their foes.
** ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000:''
*** Eldar Warp Spider Exarches have access to Power Blades, described as fitting onto the forearm, allowing their wielder to use other weapons in addition to the blades.
*** Chainfists are a variant of the PowerFist that combines the energy field of the powered gauntlet with the cutting power a chainsaw blade, allowing the wielder to cut through armoured vehicles and bulkheads as if they were paper.
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Lightning Claws are weapons consisting of a number of a number of blades wreathed in a power field and attached to an armoured gauntlet. How the blades are attached to the gauntlet differ, with some attached to the back of the hand while other patterns attaching the blades to the knuckles or have them replace the gauntletís fingers.



** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' some Ogor Butchers replace their hands with Stump Blades so that they are always ready to carve their opponents into juicy morsels.

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** In ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' some ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
*** Some
Ogor Butchers replace their hands with Stump Blades so that they are always ready to carve their opponents into juicy morsels.morsels.
*** The model for the Bloodstoker of the Bloodbound Warhordes has his barbed Torture Blade inserted into the ragged stump of his right wrist.
13th May '17 5:41:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'': The Zerg Hydralisk has arms that end in huge scythe-blades that it cannot use in combat ([[CutscenePowerToTheMax although it does in cutscenes]]), because somebody was unable to incorporate meele and projectile attacks in one unit. In ''Starcraft II'' it's able to finally use those blades, even if the difference between a blade swipe and its regular ranged attack is purely aesthetical.
** Also ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' has the Ultralisk which has two giant Kaiser Blades on its head.

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* ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'': ''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
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The Zerg Hydralisk has arms that end in huge scythe-blades that it cannot use in combat ([[CutscenePowerToTheMax although it does in cutscenes]]), because somebody was unable to incorporate meele and projectile attacks in one unit. In ''Starcraft II'' it's able to finally use those blades, even if the difference between a blade swipe and its regular ranged attack is purely aesthetical.
** Also ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' has the The Ultralisk which has two giant Kaiser Blades on its head.
13th May '17 5:41:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Protoss Zealots in ''Videogame/{{Starcraft}}'' have [[LaserBlade Energy Blades]] mounted in their armor. Dark Templar wield a single Warp Blade on their right wrist, though in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' they've switched to a two-headed "warp scythe".

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* The Protoss Zealots in ''Videogame/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' have [[LaserBlade Energy Blades]] mounted in their armor. Dark Templar wield a single Warp Blade on their right wrist, though in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' they've switched to a two-headed "warp scythe".
24th Apr '17 2:33:55 PM thatother1dude
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* '''Type III''': Replacing one or [[WeaponsForHands both]] of [[PowerFist your hands]] or even [[ArtificialLimbs your arms]] with large swords.

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* '''Type III''': Replacing one or [[WeaponsForHands both]] both of [[PowerFist your hands]] or even [[ArtificialLimbs your arms]] with large swords.
24th Apr '17 2:33:26 PM thatother1dude
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* Jeremiah Gottwald from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (pictured above). After having his body effectively [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt]] for the second time, he gains two concealed swords, one in each arm.
** As you can see from the picture, his blades are longer than his forearms. Given that the movement of his arms is in no way impaired with the blades retracted, and the blades clearly are not telescoping, it's unclear how this actually works.

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* Jeremiah Gottwald from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (pictured above). After ''Anime/CodeGeass'', after having his body effectively [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilt]] for the second time, he gains two concealed swords, one in each arm.
** As you can see from the picture,
arm. Oddly, his blades are longer than his forearms. Given that the movement of his arms is in no way impaired with the blades retracted, forearms and the blades clearly are not telescoping, so it's unclear how this actually works.works without impair his arms when the blades are retracted.
23rd Apr '17 11:53:27 AM nombretomado
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* Kunzite of ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has these as his prize for being the first playable robot in the Franchise/TalesSeries, ''and'' he gets the third kind as a bonus - two extra blades attached to flexible arms mounted on his back.

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* Kunzite of ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has these as his prize for being the first playable robot in the Franchise/TalesSeries, ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', ''and'' he gets the third kind as a bonus - two extra blades attached to flexible arms mounted on his back.
28th Mar '17 9:32:09 AM Owlorange1995
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* The Energy Blade techniques of ''Manga/DragonBall'' (including Vegito's Spirit Sword, [[Anime/DragonBallZCoolersRevenge Salza's]] Salza Blade, [[Anime/DragonBallSuper Zamasu's]] God Split Cut, and Goku Black's Violent Fierce God Slicer) are performed by a character projecting a blade of ''ki'' from their hand.
17th Mar '17 2:21:27 PM Owlorange1995
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* Three of the Blight Ganons from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' make use of this trope.
** Waterblight Ganon can project an energy spear from a block at the end of its left arm.
** Both the Fireblight and Thunderblight Ganons can project energy swords from their arm stumps. When the former TurnsRed, it will light its blade on fire.
14th Mar '17 10:21:53 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Arbiter Thel 'Vadamee eventually gets his own custom Energy Sword with a knuckle guard, called the "Prophet's Bane."

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** Arbiter Thel 'Vadamee 'Vadam eventually gets his own custom Energy Sword with a knuckle guard, called the "Prophet's Bane."
14th Mar '17 10:21:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The Elites absolutely ''love'' this type of weapon, as exemplified by the appearance of the Energy Sword itself, which is effectively an oversized katar. This is often a OneHitKill weapon that can turn invisible with its wielder, and (as of VideoGame/HaloReach) has its own assassination animations when wielded.
** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' carry retractable Energy Daggers in their gauntlets. These are small blades that only appear in assassinations without the sword.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The Elites absolutely ''love'' this type of weapon, as exemplified by the appearance of the Energy Sword itself, which is effectively an oversized katar. This is often a OneHitKill weapon that can turn invisible with its wielder, and (as of VideoGame/HaloReach) ''VideoGame/HaloReach'') has its own assassination animations when wielded.
** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', Elites also carry retractable Energy Daggers in their gauntlets. These are small blades that only appear in assassinations without the sword.
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