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24th Apr '17 11:41:35 AM gb00393
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** Since House Lannister lacks an ancestral cool sword, Tywin has House Stark's sword Ice reforged into ''two'' swords, Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper, a status symbol only the Targaryens are known to have matched with Blackfyre and Dark Sister.

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** Since House Lannister lacks an ancestral cool sword, Tywin has House Stark's sword Ice reforged into ''two'' swords, Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper, a status symbol only the Targaryens are known to have matched with Blackfyre and Dark Sister. Twyin gives Oathkeeper to Jaime, who in turn presents it to Brienne, who is the one to name it this. Once she swears to Sansa, Ice returns to the North... partially.
23rd Apr '17 4:15:10 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of {{Transformers}} use swords despite possessing lasers. Those that stand out include Star Saber's Saber Blade from ''TransformersVictory'' and the unrelated blade known as the Star Saber (made of three [[CombiningMecha Mini-cons]]) from ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.

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* A lot of {{Transformers}} use swords despite possessing lasers. Those that stand out include Star Saber's Saber Blade from ''TransformersVictory'' ''Anime/TransformersVictory'' and the unrelated blade known as the Star Saber (made of three [[CombiningMecha Mini-cons]]) from ''Anime/TransformersArmada''.
23rd Apr '17 8:50:15 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In Chapter 22 of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/22/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', Ranma and Shampoo each receive a very valuable and exquisitely forged sword from Ranma's guru (who is also Shampoo's grandmother), Ranma a Jian for his hard work as her apprentice, and Shampoo a Dao as a belated present for her sixteenth birthday.

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* In Chapter 22 of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/22/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', Ranma and Shampoo each receive a very valuable and exquisitely forged sword from Ranma's guru (who is also Shampoo's grandmother), grandmother); Ranma a Jian for his hard work as her apprentice, and Shampoo a Dao as a belated present for her sixteenth birthday.birthday present.
23rd Apr '17 8:47:46 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In Chapter 22 of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10092339/22/Ranma-Saotome-Chi-Master Ranma Saotome, Chi Master]]'', Ranma and Shampoo each receive a very valuable and exquisitely forged sword from Ranma's guru (who is also Shampoo's grandmother), Ranma a Jian for his hard work as her apprentice, and Shampoo a Dao as a belated present for her sixteenth birthday.



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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The most prized heirloom of House Stark is the enormous greatsword called Ice. It is made of Valyrian Steel, which makes it impossibly sharp. Ned used it for execution and ceremonial purposes, and in general battle, used normal swords.
** Jon's parting gift to his little sister Arya is a custom-made rapier she names Needle.
** Jon is rewarded with the Valyrian steel bastard sword Longclaw by the Lord Commander, Jeor Mormont, who felt the sword's name suited a wolf as much as a bear. Its most distinctive feature is a custom pommel of a white wolf with red eyes. Its functional coolness comes from the fact that as it's Valyrian steel, it's able to hold an incredibly keen edge. It can also block White Walkers' weapons and shatter them with one blow.
** Joffrey shows off his cool sword Hearteater in "Blackwater" but flees the battle without even unsheathing it.
** Since House Lannister lacks an ancestral cool sword, Tywin has House Stark's sword Ice reforged into ''two'' swords, Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper, a status symbol only the Targaryens are known to have matched with Blackfyre and Dark Sister.
* In Series/ThunderboltFantasy, [[InfinityPlusOneSword The Sword of Divine Retribution]] is a beautiful sword given as a [[ForgedByTheGods gift from the gods]] to humans in order to repel [[TheLegionsofHell the demon invasion]]. After the war, it is [[DismantledMacguffin split into three parts]], but is soon [[EvilOverlord hunted down]].
* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', An authentic katana from World War 2? A SwordCane? Gallery 63 has sold both.
* The Sword of Truth, wielded by the eponymous hero in ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''.
* The {{flaming sword}} used by Kröd Mändoon in ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has a lot of these, [[HeroesPreferSwords usually given to]] TheHero. Many Megazords also wield swords.
** Back in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' there was also the Sword of Darkness which Rita gave to [[SixthRanger Tommy]] to keep him from snapping out of her mind control spell and in the second season the Sword of Light, used to transfer Jason, Zack, and Trini's powers to Rocky, Adam, and Aisha.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' we could witness Ka D'Argo's Qualta blade, which was a pretty impressive sword. Until he held it differently and made it a Qualta rifle!
* In Kamen Rider, [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga (Rising) Titan]], [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito Flame, Burning and Shining]], [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ryuki, Knight, Ohja and the Alternatives]], [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz (All Forms) and Kaiza]], [[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade]], [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto Hyper and Sasword]], [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O Sword and Liner, Zeronos Altair]], [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva Garuru and Emperor, Ixa Burst, Saga]], [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Accel]], [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze Elek States]].
** The English version of Ryuki has Dragon Knight, Wing Knight, Strike, and Eubulon.
** One of the Final Form Rides for Series/KamenRiderDecade is Final Form Ride Blade Blade. Which is Series/KamenRiderBlade as a big sword. Which he swaps with [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinken Red's]] sword for a tag team attack.
** And don't forget the original sword-wielding Kamen Rider, Series/KamenRiderBlackRX and his gut-plunging Revolcane. Series/SabansMaskedRider carries that along with the Electro-Saber.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', the sword forged in the dragon's breath, later to be known as Excalibur. It will cause disaster when used by the wrong person, and it can kill the already dead.
* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', there's the Sword of Kahless, said to be the first ''bat'leth'', forged by Kahless the Unforgettable, which legends claim was forged when a lock of Kahless' hair was dipped into lava, cooled in a certain lake and forged into the blade. The weapon was used to slay the tyrant Molor, defeat the demonic Fek'Ihri, and form the first Klingon Empire. [[spoiler:While it IS a CoolSword, it had no real power other than the power of symbolism, something Worf and Kor learn centuries later when they retrieve it.]]
** Bat'leths are generally considered to be AwesomeButImpractical, as its design robs the wielder of a sword's primary advantage over a weapons with a shorter blade - range. Trying to use it like a normal sword results in one of the pointy ends facing your own gut, which can end badly. It's probably good for defense, but not much for attacking an enemy with a normal sword, provided the enemy knows to maintain the range.
** Not to mention that in a series with phasers, using them in actual fighting is unlikely to ever end well.
* ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' has Sand Dragon, which Todd forges in the first season finale until the guidance of [[spoiler: [[TreacherousAdvisor the Metal Dudes]]]], who expect him to use it to kill Curtis and cement his place as [[TheAntichrist the Pure Evil One]]. He refuses to do this, and instead wields Sand Dragon against the various evils created by the Book throughout the rest of the series (and RebelLeader Jenny uses it in the BadFuture) [[spoiler: until [[OneWingedAngel Man Goat]]!Atticus shatters it during the FinalBattle]].
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** The most prized heirloom of House Stark is the enormous greatsword called Ice. It is made of Valyrian Steel, which makes it impossibly sharp. Ned used it for execution and ceremonial purposes, and in general battle, used normal swords.
** Jon's parting gift to his little sister Arya is a custom-made rapier she names Needle.
** Jon is rewarded with the Valyrian steel bastard sword Longclaw by the Lord Commander, Jeor Mormont, who felt the sword's name suited a wolf as much as a bear. Its most distinctive feature is a custom pommel of a white wolf with red eyes. Its functional coolness comes from the fact that as it's Valyrian steel, it's able to hold an incredibly keen edge. It can also block White Walkers' weapons and shatter them with one blow.
** Joffrey shows off his cool sword Hearteater in "Blackwater" but flees the battle without even unsheathing it.
** Since House Lannister lacks an ancestral cool sword, Tywin has House Stark's sword Ice reforged into ''two'' swords, Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper, a status symbol only the Targaryens are known to have matched with Blackfyre and Dark Sister.
* In Series/ThunderboltFantasy, [[InfinityPlusOneSword The Sword of Divine Retribution]] is a beautiful sword given as a [[ForgedByTheGods gift from the gods]] to humans in order to repel [[TheLegionsofHell the demon invasion]]. After the war, it is [[DismantledMacguffin split into three parts]], but is soon [[EvilOverlord hunted down]].
* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', An authentic katana from World War 2? A SwordCane? Gallery 63 has sold both.
* The Sword of Truth, wielded by the eponymous hero in ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker''.
* The {{flaming sword}} used by Kröd Mändoon in ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai''/''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has a lot of these, [[HeroesPreferSwords usually given to]] TheHero. Many Megazords also wield swords.
** Back in ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' there was also the Sword of Darkness which Rita gave to [[SixthRanger Tommy]] to keep him from snapping out of her mind control spell and in the second season the Sword of Light, used to transfer Jason, Zack, and Trini's powers to Rocky, Adam, and Aisha.
* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' we could witness Ka D'Argo's Qualta blade, which was a pretty impressive sword. Until he held it differently and made it a Qualta rifle!
* In Kamen Rider, [[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Kuuga (Rising) Titan]], [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito Flame, Burning and Shining]], [[Series/KamenRiderRyuki Ryuki, Knight, Ohja and the Alternatives]], [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz (All Forms) and Kaiza]], [[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade]], [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto Hyper and Sasword]], [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O Sword and Liner, Zeronos Altair]], [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva Garuru and Emperor, Ixa Burst, Saga]], [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Accel]], [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze Elek States]].
** The English version of Ryuki has Dragon Knight, Wing Knight, Strike, and Eubulon.
** One of the Final Form Rides for Series/KamenRiderDecade is Final Form Ride Blade Blade. Which is Series/KamenRiderBlade as a big sword. Which he swaps with [[Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger Shinken Red's]] sword for a tag team attack.
** And don't forget the original sword-wielding Kamen Rider, Series/KamenRiderBlackRX and his gut-plunging Revolcane. Series/SabansMaskedRider carries that along with the Electro-Saber.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', the sword forged in the dragon's breath, later to be known as Excalibur. It will cause disaster when used by the wrong person, and it can kill the already dead.
* In ''Franchise/StarTrek'', there's the Sword of Kahless, said to be the first ''bat'leth'', forged by Kahless the Unforgettable, which legends claim was forged when a lock of Kahless' hair was dipped into lava, cooled in a certain lake and forged into the blade. The weapon was used to slay the tyrant Molor, defeat the demonic Fek'Ihri, and form the first Klingon Empire. [[spoiler:While it IS a CoolSword, it had no real power other than the power of symbolism, something Worf and Kor learn centuries later when they retrieve it.]]
** Bat'leths are generally considered to be AwesomeButImpractical, as its design robs the wielder of a sword's primary advantage over a weapons with a shorter blade - range. Trying to use it like a normal sword results in one of the pointy ends facing your own gut, which can end badly. It's probably good for defense, but not much for attacking an enemy with a normal sword, provided the enemy knows to maintain the range.
** Not to mention that in a series with phasers, using them in actual fighting is unlikely to ever end well.
* ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' has Sand Dragon, which Todd forges in the first season finale until the guidance of [[spoiler: [[TreacherousAdvisor the Metal Dudes]]]], who expect him to use it to kill Curtis and cement his place as [[TheAntichrist the Pure Evil One]]. He refuses to do this, and instead wields Sand Dragon against the various evils created by the Book throughout the rest of the series (and RebelLeader Jenny uses it in the BadFuture) [[spoiler: until [[OneWingedAngel Man Goat]]!Atticus shatters it during the FinalBattle]].
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23rd Apr '17 8:37:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** [[SinisterScimitar Scimitar]] (one-handed): Includes all kinds of curved, non-katana swords, including the {{Pirate}} cutlass, the Indian ''talwar'', the European falchion and sabre, and the Chinese ''dao''. Usually wielded by heroes in the ArabianNightsDays, as well as [[ForgottenRealms good-hearted dark elves]].

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** [[SinisterScimitar Scimitar]] (one-handed): Includes all kinds of curved, non-katana swords, including the {{Pirate}} cutlass, the Indian ''talwar'', the European falchion and sabre, and the Chinese ''dao''. Usually wielded by heroes in the ArabianNightsDays, as well as [[ForgottenRealms [[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms good-hearted dark elves]].
16th Apr '17 2:48:14 PM nombretomado
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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceWolf novel ''Wolfblade'', Ragnor loses his sword defending the House of Belisarius. The Celestarch therefore gives him one: from the time of the Emperor, that had once belong to Skander. It fits his hand as if made for him, and the rune radiate a strange coldness.

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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolfblade'', Ragnor loses his sword defending the House of Belisarius. The Celestarch therefore gives him one: from the time of the Emperor, that had once belong to Skander. It fits his hand as if made for him, and the rune radiate a strange coldness.
14th Apr '17 10:04:36 AM Dravencour
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** Falx (two-handed): The Dacian Legionnaire-killer. This awesome weapon is long, and it's curved, but the badass stuff is that it's sharp on the INSIDE, so it can [[IncrediblyLamePun hook up]] any lorica segmentata (Roman plate armor), decapitate you with a push and a pull and hack off limbs. One of the few weapons that actually changed Roman standard armor. There was also a shorter, one-handed version of the weapon as well.

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** Falx (two-handed): The Dacian Legionnaire-killer. This awesome weapon is long, and it's curved, but the badass stuff unlike most curved weapons, it is that it's sharp on the INSIDE, ''inside'' curve instead of the outside, so it can [[IncrediblyLamePun hook up]] any lorica segmentata (Roman plate armor), decapitate you with a push and a pull and hack off limbs. One of the few weapons that actually changed Roman standard armor. There was also a shorter, one-handed version of the weapon as well.
4th Apr '17 1:46:23 PM gb00393
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** Jon is rewarded with the Valyrian steel bastard sword Longclaw. Its most distinctive feature is a custom pommel of a white wolf with red eyes.

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** Jon is rewarded with the Valyrian steel bastard sword Longclaw.Longclaw by the Lord Commander, Jeor Mormont, who felt the sword's name suited a wolf as much as a bear. Its most distinctive feature is a custom pommel of a white wolf with red eyes. Its functional coolness comes from the fact that as it's Valyrian steel, it's able to hold an incredibly keen edge. It can also block White Walkers' weapons and shatter them with one blow.
29th Mar '17 9:48:02 AM I_love_dragons
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** [[SituationalSword Or at least pick it up]] [[TheUnchosenOne /wield it under the right circumstances]].

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** [[SituationalSword Or at least pick it up]] wield it]] [[TheUnchosenOne /wield it under the right circumstances]].
28th Mar '17 6:58:08 PM nombretomado
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* Belramus from ''OpenBlue'''s BackStory is a [[SmiteEvil holy sword]] allegedly forged from a tooth of the [[{{precursors}} Iormunean Imperium's]] goddes. It [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield can only be used by]] the Templar High Executor, [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cuts through anything]], is virtually indestructible, and when worst comes to worst, can double as a WaveMotionSword.

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* Belramus from ''OpenBlue'''s ''Roleplay/OpenBlue'''s BackStory is a [[SmiteEvil holy sword]] allegedly forged from a tooth of the [[{{precursors}} Iormunean Imperium's]] goddes. It [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield can only be used by]] the Templar High Executor, [[AbsurdlySharpBlade cuts through anything]], is virtually indestructible, and when worst comes to worst, can double as a WaveMotionSword.
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