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1st Dec '16 1:28:55 AM jormis29
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Mjolnir, which as per canon only lets those who are worthy wield it, such as Thor, Steve [[NoodleIncident (who, totally unaware of the significance, ]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny used it as a doorstop)]] and [[spoiler: Diana.]]

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Mjolnir, {{Mjolnir}}, which as per canon only lets those who are worthy wield it, such as Thor, Steve [[NoodleIncident (who, totally unaware of the significance, ]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny used it as a doorstop)]] and [[spoiler: Diana.]]



* 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.

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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; {{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.
17th Nov '16 1:10:03 PM Morgenthaler
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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]]'', 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}} badass to the protagonist.
10th Oct '16 9:02:12 PM erforce
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** Sora's Keyblade is very particular over who wields it, and will normally teleport itself back into his hands if held by anyone else. This is used humorously in the second game when [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] asks for the Keyblade as payment. Sora willingly hands it over to him only for it to return to Sora a second later. He can also summon it back to him if it's knocked out of his hands, as seen in his dream-fight against Roxas. If he doubts himself, the Keyblade won't stick around, as seen at Hollow Bastion.

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** Sora's Keyblade is very particular over who wields it, and will normally teleport itself back into his hands if held by anyone else. This is used humorously in the second game when [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] asks for the Keyblade as payment. Sora willingly hands it over to him only for it to return to Sora a second later. He can also summon it back to him if it's knocked out of his hands, as seen in his dream-fight against Roxas. If he doubts himself, the Keyblade won't stick around, as seen at Hollow Bastion.
5th Oct '16 5:48:08 AM KatanaCat
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime series]], Meta Knight's sword Galaxia is an ancient, legendary, talking weapon [[ForgedByTheGods forged thousands of years ago]] and is said to have its own soul. If anyone other than Meta Knight (or Kirby) grabs it, it demands to know who they are and what they're doing, and will shock those not powerful enough to wield it.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime series]], Meta Knight's sword Galaxia is an ancient, legendary, talking legendary weapon [[ForgedByTheGods forged thousands of years ago]] and is said to have its own soul. If anyone other than Meta Knight (or Kirby) grabs it, it demands to know who they are and what they're doing, and will shock those not powerful enough doesn't like the intent of the person trying to wield it.it, it electrocutes them. It's also able to [[TalkingWeapon communicate]] with those who try to wield it, apparently telepathically.
16th Sep '16 11:28:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' has the magic swords Kuar and the Sword of Omens, both of which have something of a personality and alter that of their owner.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' has the magic swords Kuar and the Sword of Omens, both of which have something of a personality and alter that of their owner.
1st Aug '16 5:49:08 PM IAmNotCreativeEnough
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* From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', Vegangun is a super-weapon capable of sensing the intents of others, fleeing from those who would dismantle it, and allowing for its firing against a target...which it was less discerning of.

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* From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', Vegangun Vegnagun is a super-weapon capable of sensing the intents of others, fleeing from those who would dismantle it, and allowing for its firing against a target...which it was less discerning of.
12th Jul '16 1:23:09 PM Willbyr
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* In ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'', the Dragonic Tools are semi-sentient weapons that choose their wielders. Tigre's black bow goes a step farther, and sends thoughts into his head.

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* In ''LightNovel/MadanNoOuToVanadis'', ''LightNovel/LordMarksmanAndVanadis'', the Dragonic Tools are semi-sentient weapons that choose their wielders. Tigre's black bow goes a step farther, and sends thoughts into his head.



* Derflingher from ''Anime/ZeroNoTsukaima'' is in a sword that is at first thought to be worthless due to the low price it was purchased for, but it's in fact a TalkingSword that is stronger than any sword wielded by Saito. His personality's what you would expect an under-valued sword to be, but he in general considers Saito an equal partner in combat.

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* Derflingher from ''Anime/ZeroNoTsukaima'' ''Anime/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is in a sword that is at first thought to be worthless due to the low price it was purchased for, but it's in fact a TalkingSword that is stronger than any sword wielded by Saito. His personality's what you would expect an under-valued sword to be, but he in general considers Saito an equal partner in combat.
25th Jun '16 8:55:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''
** Yoshimo's +1 katana from ''BaldursGate II''. To very loosely quote the flavor text, traditional enchantments on katana are next to impossible due to the extremely high basic quality of the swords. Instead, it is implied that fallen warriors may have begged a Wu Jen to infuse their fighting spirits in their weapons with their last breaths, giving the swords a tiny sliver resembling sentience that improves effectiveness in battle. ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation This might make the enchanted katanas wielded by about everyone in an army of drow in the expansion pack difficult to explain.]]) Yoshimo's own sword isn't mentioned to be magical at all, but instead implied to have bonded with Yoshimo to the point where it's superior to a normal katana and refuses to be wielded by anyone else.
** Xan from the first game has an elven moonblade, who are all empathetic weapons. Because the moonblade has chosen him as its wielder, only Xan can use it.

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* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''
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** Yoshimo's +1 katana from ''BaldursGate II''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. To very loosely quote the flavor text, traditional enchantments on katana are next to impossible due to the extremely high basic quality of the swords. Instead, it is implied that fallen warriors may have begged a Wu Jen to infuse their fighting spirits in their weapons with their last breaths, giving the swords a tiny sliver resembling sentience that improves effectiveness in battle. ([[GameplayAndStorySegregation This might make the enchanted katanas wielded by about everyone in an army of drow in the expansion pack difficult to explain.]]) Yoshimo's own sword isn't mentioned to be magical at all, but instead implied to have bonded with Yoshimo to the point where it's superior to a normal katana and refuses to be wielded by anyone else.
** Xan from [[VideoGame/BaldursGate the first game game]] has an elven moonblade, who are all empathetic weapons. Because the moonblade has chosen him as its wielder, only Xan can use it.
16th Jun '16 10:37:20 PM Liamdurf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': The Omnitrix has a mind of its own -- possibly more than one. It will often turn Ben into an alien other than the one he's trying to become, and has a tendency to act in self-defense by zapping bad guys who try to tear it from Ben's wrist. Ben doesn't ask it for help so much as argue with it when it acts up. You could probably even say that the Omnitrix is trying to ''teach'' Ben something. His usual plan is to turn into Fourarms and just smack everything around until the problem's solved; forcing him to use other, more complicated aliens like Grey Matter and Cannonbolt is a good way to make him fight more strategically. It also seems to dislike being removed from Ben's wrist. It seems almost happy and enthusiastic when it jumps back on him after being removed in the season two finale, and after being stuck in the bottom of Ben's closet for [[TimeSkip 5 years]], it refuses to work, and the watchface turns blue [[note]]Forget the Blue Screen of Death; that watch was just ''feeling blue''.[[/note]] When Vilgax later steals it during ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'', the watch refuses to work for him... until ''Ben'' presses the dial in a TrickingTheShapeshifter plan. Even though removing the watch is now possible in the sequel series, Azmuth still seems sulkily resigned to the fact that Ben must be the wielder of his invention; [[Literature/HarryPotter the wand chooses the wizard]], and the Omnitrix [[TheChosenOne chooses its owner]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'': The Omnitrix has a mind of its own -- possibly more than one. It will often turn Ben into an alien other than the one he's trying to become, and has a tendency to act in self-defense by zapping bad guys who try to tear it from Ben's wrist. Ben doesn't ask it for help so much as argue with it when it acts up. You could probably even say that the Omnitrix is trying to ''teach'' Ben something. His usual plan is to turn into Fourarms and just smack everything around until the problem's solved; forcing him to use other, more complicated aliens like Grey Matter and Cannonbolt is a good way to make him fight more strategically. It also seems to dislike being removed from Ben's wrist. It seems almost happy and enthusiastic when it jumps back on him after being removed in the season two finale, and after being stuck in the bottom of Ben's closet for [[TimeSkip 5 years]], it refuses to work, and the watchface turns blue [[note]]Forget the Blue Screen of Death; that watch was just ''feeling blue''.[[/note]] When Vilgax later steals it during ''[[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce Alien Force]]'', the watch refuses to work for him... until ''Ben'' presses the dial in a TrickingTheShapeshifter plan. Even though removing the watch is now possible in the sequel series, Azmuth still seems sulkily resigned to the fact that Ben must be the wielder of his invention; [[Literature/HarryPotter the wand chooses the wizard]], and the Omnitrix [[TheChosenOne chooses its owner]].invention.
31st May '16 3:40:14 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', the artifact Ziantha found is able to manipulate people about. Ziantha deduces it springs from its being used by sensitives for generations.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', the artifact Ziantha found is able to manipulate people about. Ziantha deduces it springs from its being used by sensitives for generations.
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