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* Mo's "Zahn Special" white violin in ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Charles Stross. Despite its [[PoweredByAForsakenChild horrific]] [[HumanResources manufacture]] and [[BrownNote gruesome effects]], the main characters believe that it can still be used for a good cause. [[spoiler:It can, but only until the evil sentience inside it gets strong enough to start trying to take action on its own.]]

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* Mo's [[MusicalAssassin Mo]]'s "Zahn Special" white violin in ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Charles Stross. Despite its [[PoweredByAForsakenChild horrific]] [[HumanResources manufacture]] and [[BrownNote gruesome effects]], the main characters believe that it can still be used for a good cause. [[spoiler:It can, but only until the evil sentience inside it gets strong enough to start trying to take action on its own.]]
3rd Mar '17 4:19:22 PM LondonKdS
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* Mo's "Zahn Special" white violin in ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' by Charles Stross. Despite its [[PoweredByAForsakenChild horrific]] [[HumanResources manufacture]] and [[BrownNote gruesome effects]], the main characters believe that it can still be used for a good cause. [[spoiler:It can, but only until the evil sentience inside it gets strong enough to start trying to take action on its own.]]
2nd Feb '17 10:04:57 AM StFan
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* In a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime filler arc only appearance there are the Bakkōtō swords that - unlike Zanpakutō who are borne of their users souls - are more akin to parasites that will become increasingly powerful with their wielder, but also devour their user eventually. They're outlawed for that very reason.

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* In a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime filler arc only appearance there are the Bakkōtō swords that - -- unlike Zanpakutō who are borne of their users souls - -- are more akin to parasites that will become increasingly powerful with their wielder, but also devour their user eventually. They're outlawed for that very reason.



* ''Manga/LoveHina'' had an evil katana that possessed Naru, Keitaro and a monkey. Played mostly for comedy.
** Then it showed up in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Not'' played for comedy (much).

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* ''Manga/LoveHina'' had an evil katana that possessed Naru, Keitaro and a monkey. Played mostly for comedy.
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comedy. Then it showed up in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Not'' -- ''not'' played for comedy (much).



* Miramoto Musashi's [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter bokken]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* Sacrifar, the ninth form of the ''Manga/RaveMaster'''s [[MorphWeapon Ten Commandments]] sword, is actually a subversion. When Haru used it, it increased his bloodlust and tried to forcefully merge with his body, causing Musica to wonder why his grandfather had created the sword with such a form. The answer: He ''hadn't.'' What the elder Musica ''had'' done was create a sword for the specific use of Haru's predecessor which, in its more powerful forms, would not work properly, if at all, when Haru himself tried to use them.

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* %%* Miramoto Musashi's [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter bokken]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* ''Manga/RaveMaster''
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Sacrifar, the ninth form of the ''Manga/RaveMaster'''s [[MorphWeapon Ten Commandments]] sword, is actually a subversion. When Haru used it, it increased his bloodlust and tried to forcefully merge with his body, causing Musica to wonder why his grandfather had created the sword with such a form. The answer: He ''hadn't.'' What the elder Musica ''had'' done was create a sword for the specific use of Haru's predecessor which, in its more powerful forms, would not work properly, if at all, when Haru himself tried to use them.



* The ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' known as "DwarfFortress/{{Deathgate}}" forged the Red Monster Sword. While not intrinsically evil, it ''was'' made from the arm of a fire demon and burned with everlasting {{hellfire}}, so hot that even going near it caused third-degree burns. No one could wield it. At great cost it was sealed in stone.

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* The ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' known as "DwarfFortress/{{Deathgate}}" "LetsPlay/{{Deathgate}}" forged the Red Monster Sword. While not intrinsically evil, it ''was'' made from the arm of a fire demon and burned with everlasting {{hellfire}}, so hot that even going near it caused third-degree burns. No one could wield it. At great cost it was sealed in stone.



* Rubilax from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' is a [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Demon In A Sword]] whose greatest desire is for absolute carnage and happens to be able to [[DemonicPossession possess people]].

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* Rubilax from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' is a [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Demon In A in a Sword]] whose greatest desire is for absolute carnage and happens to be able to [[DemonicPossession possess people]].



-->[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings One sword to bring them all,\\

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8th Jan '17 12:45:14 PM nombretomado
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** In ''TransformersTransTech'', Alpha Trion claims his sword to be one. [[spoiler:Actually, it's not. Alpha Trion himself is [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass evil]].]]

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** In ''TransformersTransTech'', ''ComicBook/TransformersTransTech'', Alpha Trion claims his sword to be one. [[spoiler:Actually, it's not. Alpha Trion himself is [[ComicBook/TransformersShatteredGlass evil]].]]
21st Dec '16 2:52:51 PM rafi
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* The swords made by the man who made [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin's]] sword were all like this, save for his last two.
** In this case the swords weren't evil in and of themselves, they were just more likely to attract bloodthirsty users due to the way they were made.

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* The In a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime filler arc only appearance there are the Bakkōtō swords made by that - unlike Zanpakutō who are borne of their users souls - are more akin to parasites that will become increasingly powerful with their wielder, but also devour their user eventually. They're outlawed for that very reason.
** Some Zanpakutos count as well, specifically
*** Kazeshini plainly seeks to murder as much as he can.
*** One of two Katen Kyōkotsu's manifestations is described to threat fights as a game... a kind of game in which children tear off wings of a dragonfly
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', [[spoiler:
the man who made [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Kenshin's]] truth of the cause of the Slasher attacks was caused by a group of mind-controlled crazies around town, courtesy of]] a sword were all like this, save for his last two.
** In this case
called Saika, which wants to love, but cannot do so properly, therefore attacks people to "love." After all, it's a sword. [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer Cutting people is the swords weren't evil in and only thing it can do.]] [[spoiler: The true sword of themselves, they were just more likely Saika is revealed to attract bloodthirsty users due to be inside Anri Sonohara.]]
** Romy
the way they were made.Silver from Vamp!, which is part of the same universe as Durarara, has a massive collection of Demonic weapons of a variety of types with various effects.



* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has a few examples. The anime has a cursed knife which possesses its wielder and turns them into a maniac berserker (but this somehow can be undone by an angry wife), which Lina attempts to pawn off to an unfortunate shopkeeper. The novels have Doolgofa, the Cursed Sword of Bezeld, which is actually a disguised mazoku who will [[BodyHorror fuse with]] any poor fool who picks it up.
** In ''Slayers Try'' [[spoiler: the Sword of Light]] is revealed to be another dimension's Dark Lord equivalent -- and there are four others just like it.
*** The [[spoiler: Weapons of Light -- at least those in the regular Slayers universe and not the sentient starships of the Anime/LostUniverse alternate universe]] are a bit of a subversion, however, in that they don't seem to possess any sort of will of their own, nor do they influence their users in any way, excepting possibly giving them an opportunity to go [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mad with power]]. In fact, [[spoiler: they were used as intergral components of the spell to destroy their creator, with no resistance or side effects on their part.]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has Anubis in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3'' is a few examples. The anime has a cursed knife sword with its own Stand, which possesses its wielder and turns them into a maniac berserker (but this somehow can be undone by an angry wife), which Lina attempts to pawn off to an unfortunate shopkeeper. The novels have Doolgofa, the Cursed Sword of Bezeld, which is actually a disguised mazoku who will [[BodyHorror fuse with]] any poor fool who whoever picks it up.
** In ''Slayers Try'' [[spoiler: the Sword
up. Even a piece of Light]] is revealed to be another dimension's Dark Lord equivalent -- and there are four others just like it.
*** The [[spoiler: Weapons of Light -- at least those in the regular Slayers universe and not the sentient starships of the Anime/LostUniverse alternate universe]] are a bit of a subversion, however, in that they don't seem to possess any sort of will of their own, nor do they influence their users in any way, excepting possibly giving them an opportunity to go [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mad with power]]. In fact, [[spoiler: they were used as intergral components of the spell to destroy their creator, with no resistance or side effects on their part.]]
it has this effect.



* Anubis in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is a sword with its own Stand, which possesses whoever picks it up. Even a piece of it has this effect.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Dark weapons, the evil counterpart to the Demon Weapons. Both are good and evil [[EquippableAlly in their own right]]. The main difference being the latter powered themselves up by eating corrupted souls and the former were more indiscriminate.
** The Nakatsukasas' Uncanny Sword seem to be one of these; corrupted, possesses the wielder and destroys their soul...but can be turned to good use with the right influences. Apparently many, many previous members of the family had missed out on the last part before Tsubaki decided to have a meister in Black Star (probably significant she was the first of the family to have a meister, given this is a series that favours [[LonersAreFreaks loners being freaky]].
* The Anathema Scythe from ''Manga/TetragrammatonLabyrinth''. At one point it was described as enjoying the pain it inflicted on its wielder; it was so evil it was able to convince an Angel, a being that by definition does not know death, that it had been murdered. [[spoiler:The source of its power and root of its evil is the nail from the Crucifixion that was used in its construction.]]



* Miramoto Musashi's [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter bokken]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.



* The swords made in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' by the man who made Kenshin's sword were all like this, save for his last two. In this case the swords weren't evil in and of themselves, they were just more likely to attract bloodthirsty users due to the way they were made.
* ''Manga/SilentMobius'' has Medium, an evil sword that takes over anyone who wields it.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has a few examples. The anime has a cursed knife which possesses its wielder and turns them into a maniac berserker (but this somehow can be undone by an angry wife), which Lina attempts to pawn off to an unfortunate shopkeeper. The novels have Doolgofa, the Cursed Sword of Bezeld, which is actually a disguised mazoku who will [[BodyHorror fuse with]] any poor fool who picks it up.
** In ''Slayers Try'' [[spoiler: the Sword of Light]] is revealed to be another dimension's Dark Lord equivalent -- and there are four others just like it.
*** The [[spoiler: Weapons of Light -- at least those in the regular Slayers universe and not the sentient starships of the Anime/LostUniverse alternate universe]] are a bit of a subversion, however, in that they don't seem to possess any sort of will of their own, nor do they influence their users in any way, excepting possibly giving them an opportunity to go [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mad with power]]. In fact, [[spoiler: they were used as intergral components of the spell to destroy their creator, with no resistance or side effects on their part.]]
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Dark weapons, the evil counterpart to the Demon Weapons. Both are good and evil [[EquippableAlly in their own right]]. The main difference being the latter powered themselves up by eating corrupted souls and the former were more indiscriminate.
** The Nakatsukasas' Uncanny Sword seem to be one of these; corrupted, possesses the wielder and destroys their soul...but can be turned to good use with the right influences. Apparently many, many previous members of the family had missed out on the last part before Tsubaki decided to have a meister in Black Star (probably significant she was the first of the family to have a meister, given this is a series that favours [[LonersAreFreaks loners being freaky]].
* The Anathema Scythe from ''Manga/TetragrammatonLabyrinth''. At one point it was described as enjoying the pain it inflicted on its wielder; it was so evil it was able to convince an Angel, a being that by definition does not know death, that it had been murdered. [[spoiler:The source of its power and root of its evil is the nail from the Crucifixion that was used in its construction.]]
* An arc of ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'' feature Rin possessed by a cursed sword called Bladix and Rito uses Mea's telepathic powers to enter Rin's mind and free her.



* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', [[spoiler: the truth of the cause of the Slasher attacks was caused by a group of mind-controlled crazies around town, courtesy of]] a sword called Saika, which wants to love, but cannot do so properly, therefore attacks people to "love." After all, it's a sword. [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer Cutting people is the only thing it can do.]] [[spoiler: The true sword of Saika is revealed to be inside Anri Sonohara.]]
** Romy the Silver from Vamp!, which is part of the same universe as Durarara, has a massive collection of Demonic weapons of a variety of types with various effects.
* In a ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime filler arc only appearance there are the Bakkōtō swords that - unlike Zanpakutō who are borne of their users souls - are more akin to parasites that will become increasingly powerful with their wielder, but also devour their user eventually. They're outlawed for that very reason.
** Some Zanpakutos count as well, specifically
*** Kazeshini plainly seeks to murder as much as he can.
*** One of two Katen Kyōkotsu's manifestations is described to threat fights as a game... a kind of game in which children tear off wings of a dragonfly
* Miramoto Musashi's [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter bokken]] from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''.
* ''Manga/SilentMobius'' has Medium, an evil sword that takes over anyone who wields it.
4th Dec '16 6:33:58 PM Renicula
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* Meligaunt in ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' wields a giant, evil-looking claymore that [[PoisonedWeapons poisons those wounded by it]] and can be used to fuel dark magic.
17th Oct '16 4:29:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''



** And then in ''[[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu]]'', you have the Demon Sword Mistoltin. [[SubvertedTrope Not an evil weapon in truth]], as it's one of the Holy Weapons of the Twelve Crusaders which saved Jugdral from Dragon EvilOverlord Loptous : but it's a sword that craves for blood, as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by his 2nd Generation owner, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ares[=/=]Aless]] ; the Special Skill it grants (Critical) and the main stats boost it gives to its user (Skill, needed to activate Critical often) are another giveaway of this.

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** And then in ''[[FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu]]'', you have the Demon Sword Mistoltin. [[SubvertedTrope Not an evil weapon in truth]], as it's one of the Holy Weapons of the Twelve Crusaders which saved Jugdral from Dragon EvilOverlord Loptous : but it's a sword that craves for blood, as [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by his 2nd Generation owner, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Ares[=/=]Aless]] ; the Special Skill it grants (Critical) and the main stats boost it gives to its user (Skill, needed to activate Critical often) are another giveaway of this.
7th Oct '16 1:42:49 PM Jasin_Moridin
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** More examples include several of the Artifact Weapons introduced in Legion, such as Apocalypse, a murderous greatsword that Unholy-spec Death Knights get, the cursed Dreadblades that Outlaw Rogues end up with, and literally all of the Warlock's possible Artifact Weapons. Shadow Priests even get a talking Old-God-related dagger with a [[ArousedByTheirVoice disconcertingly attractive]] [[HearingVoices voice]]. Oddly enough, the Frost Death Knight swords, Icebringer and Frostreaper, despite being made from the remains of Warcraft's king of this trope, Frostmourne, manage [[SubvertedTrope not]] to be.
25th Sep '16 12:10:48 PM erforce
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* The second game in ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' series introduces the sword Kusanagi, which used to be benevolent, until an evil shogun used it to take thousands of innocent lives, corrupting it. In order to purify it, it has to be fed the hearts of (via impalement) ten thousand evil souls, or else it reduces the lifespan of the current wielder by a year each day. Luckily for the sword, its current wielder is the revenge crazy BloodKnight Inugami, who's hunting down murderous cultists.

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* The second game in ''VideoGame/TheDarkness'' series ''VideoGame/TheDarknessII'' introduces the sword Kusanagi, Kusanagi to the series, which used to be benevolent, until an evil shogun used it to take thousands of innocent lives, corrupting it. In order to purify it, it has to be fed the hearts of (via impalement) ten thousand evil souls, or else it reduces the lifespan of the current wielder by a year each day. Luckily for the sword, its current wielder is the revenge crazy BloodKnight Inugami, who's hunting down murderous cultists.
25th Sep '16 12:08:43 PM erforce
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* ''Warcraft''

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* ''Warcraft''''VideoGame/WarCraft''



** In ''Throne of Bhaal'' the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One]] SinisterScimitar "Spectral Brand", when fully powered, is described as "an instrument of unholy death that should never have been unleashed upon the Realms".

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** In ''Throne ''[[VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal Throne of Bhaal'' Bhaal]]'' the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One]] SinisterScimitar "Spectral Brand", when fully powered, is described as "an instrument of unholy death that should never have been unleashed upon the Realms".



* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series has the Demon weapons, which are incredibly powerful, but can randomly make you take damage instead of your opponent.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''
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The ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series has the Demon weapons, which are incredibly powerful, but can randomly make you take damage instead of your opponent.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Near the end of the first act, an ArtifactofDoom gets onto the market. Later, [[spoiler: it is used to smith an Evil Sword, and makes Meredith, who was already a KnightTemplar, turn outright evil and crazy (and [[RedEyesTakeWarning make her eyes glow red]]). She eventually tries to use it to become a OneWingedAngel, but that backfires, [[TakenforGranite turning her and the sword to stone]]. Before that, it allowed her to use magic, including [[SuddenlyHarmfulHarmlessObject animating statues]] to [[MalevolentArchitecture fight for her.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' - should you side with the mages, [[spoiler: Samson]], General of the Red Templars, wields what is implied to be [[spoiler: the red lyrium sword somehow recreated. You can actually add it your inventory after beating him.]]

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge''
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': Near the end of the first act, an ArtifactofDoom gets onto the market. Later, [[spoiler: it is used to smith an Evil Sword, and makes Meredith, who was already a KnightTemplar, turn outright evil and crazy (and [[RedEyesTakeWarning make her eyes glow red]]). She eventually tries to use it to become a OneWingedAngel, but that backfires, [[TakenforGranite turning her and the sword to stone]]. Before that, it allowed her to use magic, including [[SuddenlyHarmfulHarmlessObject animating statues]] to [[MalevolentArchitecture fight for her.]]]]
* ** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' - should you side with the mages, [[spoiler: Samson]], General of the Red Templars, wields what is implied to be [[spoiler: the red lyrium sword somehow recreated. You can actually add it your inventory after beating him.]]



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'', the Trident wielded by Ganon is a demonic weapon that marks its holder as the King of Darkness. It was stealing the Trident from the Gerudo's sacred pyramid that transformed [[{{Reincarnation}} this incarnation]] of Ganondorf into the monstrous Ganon.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has [[spoiler:the sword of the Demon King Demise. It can take on the form of a white-haired man called Ghirahim, who has an AxCrazy BloodKnight personality.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''
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In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'', the Trident wielded by Ganon is a demonic weapon that marks its holder as the King of Darkness. It was stealing the Trident from the Gerudo's sacred pyramid that transformed [[{{Reincarnation}} this incarnation]] of Ganondorf into the monstrous Ganon.
* ** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has [[spoiler:the sword of the Demon King Demise. It can take on the form of a white-haired man called Ghirahim, who has an AxCrazy BloodKnight personality.]]
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