History Main / ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge

21st Mar '17 3:19:37 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Belkan-style Devices in the second season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' are optimized for close combat in a variety of forms and they are used by knights. They have honor codes and fealty oaths and other stuff. Their weapons get more common in the third season, but the majority of mages still wield staff-type ranged weapons.

to:

* Belkan-style Devices in the second season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' are optimized for close combat in a variety of forms and they are used by knights. They have honor codes and fealty oaths and other stuff. Their weapons get more common in the third season, but the majority of mages still wield staff-type ranged weapons.
21st Mar '17 4:25:16 AM thok
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'''s The Very Reverend Lieutenant Theo Fobius is an accomplished fencer since his seminary days. He even makes it [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-12-04/ work]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-12-05/ for him]]. (Well, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-03-03/ sometimes]].)

to:

* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'''s The Very Reverend Lieutenant Theo Fobius is an accomplished fencer since his seminary days. He even makes it [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-12-04/ com/2004-12-04 work]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-12-05/ com/2004-12-05 for him]]. (Well, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-03-03/ com/2001-03-03 sometimes]].)
25th Feb '17 4:28:22 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Inverted in ''TheFiveStarStories''. Personal combat has come back into fashion once more ''not'' because ideas of honor or elegant but because people realized what a waste it was to nuke things from orbit. The goal of most warfare in the series is to conquer territory while doing as little damage to said territory as possible (after all, who wants to rule over a radioactive crater?). The trope is also deconstructed here, as the dominance of showy, impractical weapons like {{Laser Blade}}s and [[BlingBlingBang ridiculously elaborate]], sword-fighting HumongousMecha are seen as a sign that war has become some kind of sick game to the rulers of the galaxy.

to:

* Inverted in ''TheFiveStarStories''.''Manga/TheFiveStarStories''. Personal combat has come back into fashion once more ''not'' because ideas of honor or elegant but because people realized what a waste it was to nuke things from orbit. The goal of most warfare in the series is to conquer territory while doing as little damage to said territory as possible (after all, who wants to rule over a radioactive crater?). The trope is also deconstructed here, as the dominance of showy, impractical weapons like {{Laser Blade}}s and [[BlingBlingBang ridiculously elaborate]], sword-fighting HumongousMecha are seen as a sign that war has become some kind of sick game to the rulers of the galaxy.
5th Jan '17 1:03:33 AM mugiwara
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''', ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/ANewHope''

to:

-->--'''Obi-Wan -->-- '''Obi-Wan Kenobi''', ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/ANewHope''
28th Dec '16 8:45:01 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A good way to show the Emperor's savage nature in the Original Trilogy was for him to not use lightsaber but hurting Luke directly with the Force. While the prequels and additional material gave more in depths explanation about Force lightning, the Sith Lord fighting dirty unlike [[FallenHero Vader]] cemented the difference between the two and why Vader could redeem himself.

to:

* ** A good way to show the Emperor's savage nature in the Original Trilogy was for him to not use lightsaber but hurting Luke directly with the Force. While the prequels and additional material gave more in depths explanation about Force lightning, the Sith Lord fighting dirty unlike [[FallenHero Vader]] cemented the difference between the two and why Vader could redeem himself.
17th Dec '16 8:00:54 PM trixus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* A good way to show the Emperor's savage nature in the Original Trilogy was for him to not use lightsaber but hurting Luke directly with the Force. While the prequels and additional material gave more in depths explanation about Force lightning, the Sith Lord fighting dirty unlike [[FallenHero Vader]] cemented the difference between the two and why Vader could redeem himself.
3rd Dec '16 4:23:23 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Dane Whitman - Marvel's Black Knight who was an ex-Avenger, ex-Defender, ex-Ultraforce, ex-Excalibur and current MI13 member is a highly skilled scientist and engineer and has made high-tech weapons before. But because he's a descendant of a knight of the round table, he prefers using magical swords and armor as a link to his ancestry (not to mention his magical items are better than what he can manufacture with mundane tech).

to:

* Dane Whitman - Marvel's Black Knight who was an ex-Avenger, ex-Defender, ex-Ultraforce, ex-Excalibur and current MI13 [=MI13=] member is a highly skilled scientist and engineer and has made high-tech weapons before. But because he's a descendant of a knight of the round table, he prefers using magical swords and armor as a link to his ancestry (not to mention his magical items are better than what he can manufacture with mundane tech).
3rd Dec '16 4:22:53 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The [[KingdomHearts Keyblade Wielders]] were once common enough to form a Knighthood. By the time the first game rolls around, there are only a few left.

to:

* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'': The [[KingdomHearts Keyblade Wielders]] Wielders were once common enough to form a Knighthood. By the time the first game rolls around, there are only a few left.
3rd Dec '16 4:22:23 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Commander Keith in ''VoltronForce'' considers a sword (his is a replica of the [[CoolSword Blazing Sword]] that Anime/{{Voltron}} uses) "a weapon of honor".

to:

* Commander Keith in ''VoltronForce'' ''WesternAnimation/VoltronForce'' considers a sword (his is a replica of the [[CoolSword Blazing Sword]] that Anime/{{Voltron}} uses) "a weapon of honor".
3rd Dec '16 4:21:27 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' Features "Durus Flamma" weapons, that look a lot like lightsabers and are used by the elves exclusively for duels. And a dual bladed one, that is completely impractical, (even in-universe) but the one person who uses them anyway is just that {{Badass}}.

to:

* ''Webcomic/ErrantStory'' Features "Durus Flamma" weapons, that look a lot like lightsabers and are used by the elves exclusively for duels. And a dual bladed one, that is completely impractical, (even in-universe) but the one person who uses them anyway is just that {{Badass}}.badass.
This list shows the last 10 events of 255. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge