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13th Jun '18 8:24:20 PM SSJMagus
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** Beta Ray Bill's hammer Stormbreaker has a similar enchantment. Bill only realized he was taking his vendetta against Galactus too far when he couldn't lift Stormbreaker after he did something especially awful in a bid to kill Galactus.

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** Beta Ray Bill's hammer Stormbreaker has a similar enchantment. It was forged for him after he had proven worthy of Mjölnir, and really needed its power to defend his people, so that neither Thor nor Bill would have to be de-powered. Bill only realized he was taking his vendetta against Galactus too far when he couldn't lift Stormbreaker after he did something especially awful in a bid to kill Galactus.
13th Jun '18 10:31:46 AM StFan
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* The Avengers film ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has a scene in which various Avengers (all of whom are drunk at the time) try to lift {{Mjolnir}}; Tony Stark tries, fails, and then puts on his Iron Man glove and ''still'' fails; he and War Machine then try to lift it ''together'' and can't budge it. The Hulk (who is in Bruce form at the time, but as stated in the Comic Books section, strength doesn't matter) can't move it. Even Captain America can't wield it (though he does manage to ''lift'' it slightly, and Thor's reaction suggests that was a lot closer than Thor was expecting). However, later someone other than Thor ''does'' lift it: [[spoiler: While the Avengers are trying to decide whether to trust the Vision or not, Vision]] casually picks it up and hands it to Thor before heading out. After a few moments of stunned silence from everyone, Thor says "right" and follows, followed in turn by everyone else.
* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' treats the Cloak of Levitation in this manner, where unlike many other sorcerers' weapons, it has a mind of its own, specifically ''choosing'' the ones it will help and allow to wear it.

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The Avengers film ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' has a scene in which various Avengers (all of whom are drunk at the time) try to lift {{Mjolnir}}; Tony Stark tries, fails, and then puts on his Iron Man glove and ''still'' fails; he and War Machine then try to lift it ''together'' and can't budge it. The Hulk (who is in Bruce form at the time, but as stated in the Comic Books section, strength doesn't matter) can't move it. Even Captain America can't wield it (though he does manage to ''lift'' it slightly, and Thor's reaction suggests that was a lot closer than Thor was expecting). However, later someone other than Thor ''does'' lift it: [[spoiler: While the Avengers are trying to decide whether to trust the Vision or not, Vision]] casually picks it up and hands it to Thor before heading out. After a few moments of stunned silence from everyone, Thor says "right" and follows, followed in turn by everyone else.
* ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' ** ''Film/{{Doctor Strange|2016}}'' treats the Cloak of Levitation in this manner, where unlike many other sorcerers' weapons, it has a mind of its own, specifically ''choosing'' the ones it will help and allow to wear it.



** Kring from Creator/TerryPratchett's first Discworld novel, ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', was a talking sword who was not so much "empathic" as "annoying", leading at one point to Rincewind [[spoiler:being forced to save the others because otherwise Kring would kill him.]]

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** Kring from Creator/TerryPratchett's first Discworld novel, ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'', was is a talking sword who was is not so much "empathic" as "annoying", leading at one point to Rincewind [[spoiler:being forced to save the others because otherwise Kring would kill him.]]



** In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', [[{{Tykebomb}} Coin's]] staff acts like this when no one is around to see it abuse Coin. It also shocked someone else who tried to pick it up. [[spoiler:This is because Coin's father is possessing the staff to use the wunderkind as a tool of revenge]].

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** In ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}'', [[{{Tykebomb}} Coin's]] staff acts like this when no one no-one is around to see it abuse Coin. It also shocked someone else who tried to pick it up. [[spoiler:This is because Coin's father is possessing the staff to use the wunderkind as a tool of revenge]].



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels:

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** Daemon weapons are typically sentient, and are sometimes known to try and impede their suers for fun.

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** Daemon weapons are typically sentient, and are sometimes known to try and impede their suers users for fun.
5th Jun '18 2:09:58 PM Anura
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* The Master Sword from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' only accepts pure hearted heroes as its wielder. As ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' reveals, it actually did initially have a true mind and personality, complete with the ability to project a body, but she had to go into a permanent sleep mode [[spoiler: to delete the mind of the BiggerBad after the sword absorbed it]], leaving what amounts to the sword equivalent of subconscious reflex for the much of the series until ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' came into the picture.

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* The Master Sword from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' only accepts pure hearted heroes as its wielder. As ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' reveals, it actually did initially have a true mind and personality, complete with the ability to project a body, but she had to go into a permanent sleep mode [[spoiler: to delete the mind of the BiggerBad after the sword absorbed it]], leaving what amounts to the sword equivalent of subconscious reflex for the much most of the series until ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' came into the picture.series. As of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', she seems to be somewhat conscious again.
17th May '18 9:56:15 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': It turns out that the [[ArtifactOfDoom Mask of Life]] is, quite literally, ''alive''. The curses that it strikes onto others are the result of it either attempting to defend itself, attempting to create a new guardian to protect itself, or bestowing a "gift" (though its gifts [[BlessedWithSuck tend to backfire]] [[CursedWithAwesome on the recipient]]). Needless to say, BlueAndOrangeMorality is at work here, and a character who used his Mask of {{Telepathy}} on the Mask found himself astounded by the ''alieness'' of the mind in question. Eventually, it went so far as to give itself [[HumanityEnsues a body to try and understand other living beings better]] and got some CharacterDevelopment.
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12th May '18 11:53:22 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Present in [[Literature/{{Okuyyuki}} "Okuyyuki"]]. Audrey, who is herself a sentient TalkingWeapon, claims that all weapons have a sort of spirit in the animistic sense, but few are sentient and articulate like she is--especially with modern weapons, since spirits "grow up" very slowly, so most will be scrapped before they mature. She likens American tanks to dogs: loyal and well-intentioned, but not very bright.
5th Apr '18 8:14:40 AM Discar
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* From Literature/TheStormlightArchive, in ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', the [[spoiler:bonded spren demonstrate the ability to transform into Shardblades. In fact, all modern Shards are the bodies of the old Radiants' spren]], trapped in an AndIMustScream situation. In Literature/{{Oathbringer}} [[spoiler: two "dead" blades demonstrate the ability to have and communicate feelings and respond to people, when Dalinar picks up Oathbringer after reclaiming it he hears only a "dull" scream rather then the intense screams Radiants usually hear when handling a dead blade, and is told by the Stormfather that the blade remembers his honourable action in giving it up to save the bridgemen and hates him slightly less then it hates others. Also in the final battle at Thaylen City, Adolin's blade shows the ability to send him vague emotional impressions, as well as her name, and even manifests in seven heartbeats instead of ten when he desperately needs her to.]]

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* From Literature/TheStormlightArchive, in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': In the second book, ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'', the [[spoiler:bonded spren demonstrate the ability to transform into Shardblades. In fact, all modern Shards are the bodies of the old Radiants' spren]], trapped in an AndIMustScream situation. In Literature/{{Oathbringer}} ''Literature/{{Oathbringer}}'', [[spoiler: two "dead" blades demonstrate the ability to have and communicate feelings and respond to people, when people. When Dalinar picks up Oathbringer after reclaiming it he hears only a "dull" scream rather then the intense screams Radiants usually hear when handling a dead blade, and is told by the Stormfather that the blade remembers his honourable action in giving it up to save the bridgemen and hates him slightly less then it hates others. Also in the final battle at Thaylen City, Adolin's blade shows the ability to send him vague emotional impressions, as well as her name, and even manifests in seven heartbeats instead of ten when he desperately needs her to.]]
29th Mar '18 6:26:31 AM Kezajaws
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** Special Mention goes to [[PlayingWithFire Agni]] and [[BlowYouAway Rudra]] from Devil May Cry 3. While other demons in the game ''become'' weapons for Dante in death, these brothers' true forms ''are'' weapons; a pair of scimitars with head in their pommels, wielded by two identical headless bodies. Which means after being defeated, ''they can still talk''.
---> '''Agni and Rudra''': ''You shall take us with you! We can be of great help to you!''

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** Special Mention goes to [[PlayingWithFire Agni]] and [[BlowYouAway Rudra]] Ruudra]] from Devil May Cry 3. While other demons in the game ''become'' weapons for Dante in death, these brothers' true forms ''are'' weapons; a pair of scimitars with head in their pommels, wielded by two identical headless bodies. Which means after being defeated, ''they can still talk''.
---> '''Agni and Rudra''': Ruudra''': ''You shall take us with you! We can be of great help to you!''



---> '''Angi''': ''What is it? Name it!''

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---> '''Angi''': '''Angi and Ruudra''': ''What is it? Name it!''


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*** PlayedForLaughs moments later: when Dante shows off his skills with his new weapons, one of the brothers tells him "Impressive." Cue Dante banging their heads together and reminding them of the condition. When they stay silent, he merely comments "Good."
8th Mar '18 9:38:14 PM nombretomado
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* The Blackrock Sword from ''UltimaVII'' and its ''The Black Forge'' expansion. The sword is only usable because of a demon sealed in the hilt of the sword, making it perhaps the ultimate tool in the entire game. This sword can instantly recharge the player's mana, instantly kill any enemy in one swipe, can provide hints for the player (by "talking" to the sword). In the sequel, you cannot escape the starting area without shattering the gem holding the demon, rendering the sword useless, in the spirit of starting with nothing.

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* The Blackrock Sword from ''UltimaVII'' ''VideoGame/UltimaVII'' and its ''The Black Forge'' expansion. The sword is only usable because of a demon sealed in the hilt of the sword, making it perhaps the ultimate tool in the entire game. This sword can instantly recharge the player's mana, instantly kill any enemy in one swipe, can provide hints for the player (by "talking" to the sword). In the sequel, you cannot escape the starting area without shattering the gem holding the demon, rendering the sword useless, in the spirit of starting with nothing.
28th Feb '18 1:32:43 PM Medinoc
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* The SIG from David Gunn's ''[[Literature/TheAux Death's Head]]'', a [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Pistol]] with an embedded AI. Late in the first book, a top-of-the-line rifle is heavily modified to host said AI, as an extra dose of badass to the protagonist.

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* The SIG from David Gunn's ''[[Literature/TheAux Death's Head]]'', ''Literature/DeathsHead'', a [[SwissArmyWeapon Swiss Army Pistol]] with an embedded AI. Late in the first book, a top-of-the-line rifle is heavily modified to host said AI, as an extra dose of badass to the protagonist.
22nd Feb '18 8:37:57 AM Vir
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** In the fifth season, Jack is shown to have dropped his sword down a hole at some point during the last 50 years. In episode XCVIII, [[spoiler: it's shown that he was tricked into murdering a trio of goat kids that Aku had turned into monsters. The goats were technically innocent, and upon using it to kill them the sword "abandoned" Jack, requiring him to go on a spiritual quest to retrieve it.]]

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** In the fifth season, Jack is shown to have dropped his sword down a hole at some point during the last 50 years. In the episode XCVIII, "XCVIII", [[spoiler: it's shown that he was tricked into murdering a trio of goat kids that Aku had turned into monsters. The goats were technically innocent, and upon using it to kill them the sword "abandoned" Jack, requiring him to go on a spiritual quest to retrieve it.]]
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