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6th Apr '18 8:38:34 AM costanton11
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* In ''RolePlay/ADragonOfTheNorth'', Jon acquires a rusty sword for a pittance in the Vale, and Littlefinger (who owns the shop) even offers to make it a more fair deal. Then Jon manages to clean up the sword and it turns out to be Blackfyre, the sword of the Targaryen kings. Littlefinger proceeds to waste himself in one of his brothels for two days straight, and becomes the laughingstock of King's Landing for having such an important sword in his hands and selling it so cheap.

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* In ''RolePlay/ADragonOfTheNorth'', ''Roleplay/ADragonOfTheNorth'', Jon acquires a rusty sword for a pittance in the Vale, and Littlefinger (who owns the shop) even offers to make it a more fair deal. Then Jon manages to clean up the sword and it turns out to be Blackfyre, the sword of the Targaryen kings. Littlefinger proceeds to waste himself in one of his brothels for two days straight, and becomes the laughingstock of King's Landing for having such an important sword in his hands and selling it so cheap.
6th Apr '18 8:38:18 AM costanton11
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* In ''Fanfic/ADragonOfTheNorth'', Jon acquires a rusty sword for a pittance in the Vale, and Littlefinger (who owns the shop) even offers to make it a more fair deal. Then Jon manages to clean up the sword and it turns out to be Blackfyre, the sword of the Targaryen kings. Littlefinger proceeds to waste himself in one of his brothels for two days straight, and becomes the laughingstock of King's Landing for having such an important sword in his hands and selling it so cheap.

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* In ''Fanfic/ADragonOfTheNorth'', ''RolePlay/ADragonOfTheNorth'', Jon acquires a rusty sword for a pittance in the Vale, and Littlefinger (who owns the shop) even offers to make it a more fair deal. Then Jon manages to clean up the sword and it turns out to be Blackfyre, the sword of the Targaryen kings. Littlefinger proceeds to waste himself in one of his brothels for two days straight, and becomes the laughingstock of King's Landing for having such an important sword in his hands and selling it so cheap.
28th Mar '18 6:38:06 AM TheHeroHartmut
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** Played straight with the vaious rusted weapons and shields that you can find strewn in the wilderness, having belonged to adventurers and soldiers who had long since perished during the Calamity a century prior. Link can use them as they are, though they're weak and not very durable. However, [[HelpfulMook Rock Octoroks]] on Death Mountain are capable of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip62hAQwKos cleaning them and spitting them out if they inhale them.]] These restored weapons and shields can be anywhere from as weak as the Traveller weapons to as powerful as Royal weaponry.



* The Burial Blade from ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' hasn't been used since Gherman took control of the Hunter's Dream and certainly looks pretty ramshackle even by the standards of a lot of the equipment in the game. [[spoiler: It doesn't stop it from being a source of constant rage at how powerful it if you decide to fight Gherman at the end, and the version you can get after the battle is easily one of the strongest Skill weapons in the game.]]

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* The Burial Blade from ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' hasn't been used since Gherman took control of the Hunter's Dream and certainly looks pretty ramshackle even by the standards of a lot of the equipment in the game. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't stop it from being a source of constant rage at how powerful it if you decide to fight Gherman at the end, and the version you can get after the battle is easily one of the strongest Skill weapons in the game.]]
9th Mar '18 5:20:34 PM Saveelich
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* In the 1982 ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' movie, the Atlantean Sword looks like a solid piece of rust when Conan first finds it in the tomb. That might just be the decayed scabbard, though, since Conan just whacks the sword on stone a few times and the crud comes right off.

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* In ''Film/{{Conan the 1982 ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' movie, Barbarian|1982}}'', the Atlantean Sword looks like a solid piece of rust when Conan first finds it in the tomb. That might just be the decayed scabbard, though, since Conan just whacks the sword on stone a few times and the crud comes right off.
12th Feb '18 2:13:23 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* In ''Ghosts of the Past'', sequel to ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', Harry encounters Ván, the Sword of Hope, designed to [[spoiler: NoSell Phoenix Fire]] and defeat Surtur - or to be more accurate, he encounters a depiction of it on the statue of its one and only wielder: Frey, the First King of Asgard. Despite this function, and the fact that it was forged from Uru and Vibranium, it does not look at all special, with the narration specifically noting that aside from a brief inscription of its name near the hilt, it could be mistaken for any random long-sword.
5th Feb '18 9:08:45 PM portaljumper339
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** From the same game's Crown of the Old Iron King DLCwe have the Majestic Greatsword, a sword from the Iron King's collection that looks so old it's practically fossilized. [[spoiler: It also happens to be Artorias' Greatsword from the first game, and when wielded left-handed lets you adopt his spinning and flipping fighting style from Artorias of the Abyss.]]

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** From the same game's Crown of the Old Iron King DLCwe DLC we have the Majestic Greatsword, a sword from the Iron King's collection that looks so old it's practically fossilized. [[spoiler: It also happens to be Artorias' Greatsword from the first game, and when wielded left-handed lets you adopt his spinning and flipping fighting style from Artorias of the Abyss.]]
5th Feb '18 9:08:10 PM portaljumper339
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** From the same game's Crown of the Old Iron King DLCwe have the Majestic Greatsword, a sword from the Iron King's collection that looks so old it's practically fossilized. [[spoiler: It also happens to be Artorias' Greatsword from the first game, and when wielded left-handed lets you adopt his spinning and flipping fighting style from Artorias of the Abyss.]]



* The Burial Blade from ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' hasn't been used since Gherman took control of the Hunter's Dream and certainly looks pretty ramshackle even by the standards of a lot of the equipment in the game. [[spoiler: It doesn't stop it from being a source of constant rage at how powerful it if you decide to fight Gherman at the end, and the version you can get after the battle is easily one of the strongest Skill weapons in the game.]]



* Minor ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' example: during a defence lesson, Professor [[spoiler:(Impostor!)]] Avalon instructs Bloom and another student to pick two magic swords and spar, and Bloom's shiny sword is ''shattered'' by the chipped one chosen by the other. The other sword happened to have survived an ''extremely'' powerful attack, and that single chip (the ''only'' sign of disrepair) was where the attack had hit and [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye the sign it was the better sword]].

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* Minor ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' example: during a defence lesson, Professor [[spoiler:(Impostor!)]] Avalon instructs Bloom and another student to pick two magic swords and spar, and Bloom's shiny sword is ''shattered'' by the chipped one chosen by the other. The other sword happened to have survived survi isved an ''extremely'' powerful attack, and that single chip (the ''only'' sign of disrepair) was where the attack had hit and [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye the sign it was the better sword]].
5th Jan '18 2:04:30 AM Cryoclaste
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* Pale Justice in ''IcewindDale'' is an extremely powerful sword for paladins, and looks exactly like an ordinary longsword.

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* Pale Justice in ''IcewindDale'' ''VideoGame/IcewindDale'' is an extremely powerful sword for paladins, and looks exactly like an ordinary longsword.
3rd Jan '18 2:48:55 AM JackG
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* In the ''Conrad Stargard'' series, Conrad finds a sword forged with watering techniques (a powerful blacksmith's art known in the Near East but not in Poland), and buys it from a sword dealer who has no idea that this watered sword is anything special. It turns out to be more special than even Conrad expects, as it's an AbsurdlySharpBlade planted there by his time-traveling cousin for Conrad to pick up.

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* In the ''Conrad Stargard'' series, series by Creator/LeoFrankowski, Conrad finds a sword forged with watering techniques (a powerful blacksmith's art known in the Near East but not in Poland), and buys it from a sword dealer who has no idea that this watered sword is anything special. It turns out to be more special than even Conrad expects, as it's an AbsurdlySharpBlade planted there by his time-traveling cousin for Conrad to pick up.
30th Dec '17 6:02:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''GloryOfHeracles'' often hands you Rusty items. These are useless until you visit a Polisher, who scours the rust off. Usually you get pretty decent gear out of it. Sometimes subverted in that the rust is so far gone all you get is Scrap Iron. The first sword in the DS game gets buffed to an Infinity Minus One Sword before the final dungeon, and one more time by the Blacksmith God, Hapheastus, right before the Big Bad into an Infinity Plus One Sword.

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* ''GloryOfHeracles'' ''VideoGame/GloryOfHeracles'' often hands you Rusty items. These are useless until you visit a Polisher, who scours the rust off. Usually you get pretty decent gear out of it. Sometimes subverted in that the rust is so far gone all you get is Scrap Iron. The first sword in the DS game gets buffed to an Infinity Minus One Sword before the final dungeon, and one more time by the Blacksmith God, Hapheastus, right before the Big Bad into an Infinity Plus One Sword.
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