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13th Dec '17 3:07:13 PM CloudCuckooClock
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* [[http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-sword-in-the-stone-at-montesiepi-chapel Saint Galgano]] thrust his sword into a stone after [[FaithHeelTurn renouncing life as a knight for one of piety]]. You can see it in Montesiepi Chapel in Tuscany, Italy.

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* [[http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-sword-in-the-stone-at-montesiepi-chapel Saint Galgano]] thrust his sword into a stone after [[FaithHeelTurn [[HeelFaithTurn renouncing life as a knight for one of piety]]. You can see it in Montesiepi Chapel in Tuscany, Italy.
1st Nov '17 8:07:52 AM Ingonyama
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* Subverted in ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Prince Charming takes Snow White to the sword in the stone and calls it Excalibur. She manages to draw it, but Rumplestiltskin later comments Excalibur is of course in Camelot and this is nothing more than a shoddy knockoff, placed there by Charming.

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* Subverted in ''Series/OnceUponATime''. Prince Charming takes Snow White to the sword in the stone and calls it Excalibur. She manages to draw it, but Rumplestiltskin later comments Excalibur is of course in Camelot and this is nothing more than a shoddy knockoff, placed there by Charming. Later DoubleSubverted when the real Excalibur is also revealed to be in a stone, and Arthur draws it out, but then subverted ''again'' when this reveals it to be the sword that was broken, rather than the one Excalibur was supposed to replace. [[spoiler:Because its other half is the Dark One's dagger.]] The Lady of the Lake is mentioned (revealed to be Lancelot's mother, just as in the original literature), but is never given any connection to the sword.
8th Sep '17 8:34:43 PM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' does this. It becomes something of a plot point at the end; since Excalibur could only be drawn from the stone by Arthur, when the villain who has stolen it misses the heroes and thrusts it into the stone, he's unable to remove it (which is pretty bad considering that he grafted himself to the sword). [[MindScrew The fact that it then disintegrates him is completely up in the air though.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' does this. It becomes something of a plot point at the end; since Excalibur could only be drawn from the stone by Arthur, when the villain evil Ruber, who has stolen it misses the heroes and thrusts it the sword into the stone, he's unable to remove it (which is pretty bad considering that he grafted himself to the sword). [[MindScrew The fact that it then disintegrates him is completely up in the air though.]]
15th Jul '17 9:42:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''SonicAndTheBlackKnight''. King Arthur has Excalibur. Sonic receives Caliburn from the Lady of the Lake. However, [[spoiler:Caliburn transforms into Excalibur just before the final battle.]] Which is actually a plot point -- Arthur ''doesn't'' have Excalibur, but he'd very much like to. What he has is Excalibur's scabbard, which has its own magical properties quite independent of the sword. [[spoiler:The reason Arthur doesn't have Excalibur, and Caliburn is able to transform into Excalibur at the end of the game, is because for some reason or another that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, Caliburn is Excalibur, minus the swords carried by Gawain, Percival, and Lancelot.]]

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* ''SonicAndTheBlackKnight''.''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight''. King Arthur has Excalibur. Sonic receives Caliburn from the Lady of the Lake. However, [[spoiler:Caliburn transforms into Excalibur just before the final battle.]] Which is actually a plot point -- Arthur ''doesn't'' have Excalibur, but he'd very much like to. What he has is Excalibur's scabbard, which has its own magical properties quite independent of the sword. [[spoiler:The reason Arthur doesn't have Excalibur, and Caliburn is able to transform into Excalibur at the end of the game, is because for some reason or another that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, Caliburn is Excalibur, minus the swords carried by Gawain, Percival, and Lancelot.]]
10th Jul '17 9:57:10 AM dotchan
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* The French translation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''[[note]]and of several subsequent games, though not all of them; notably not ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''[[/note]] calls the Master Sword "Excalibur".

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* The French translation of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''[[note]]and of several subsequent games, though not all of them; notably not ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''[[/note]] calls the Master Sword (an explicitly magical legendary sword that rests on a stone pedestal in an enchanted forest) "Excalibur".
10th Jul '17 5:35:11 AM TPPR10
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* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts: From the New World'', there is a sword in a stone, but it a completely different sword named Zondeek. Amusingly, Frank, a guy who fights [[ImprobableWeaponUser by slapping katana hilts into objects and using them]], doesn't even bother trying to pull the sword out of the pedestal, and just slaps a hilt into the sword's hilt and uses it as it is.
23rd May '17 12:24:07 PM JackG
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* [[http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-sword-in-the-stone-at-montesiepi-chapel Saint Galgano]] thrust his sword into a stone after [[FaithHeelTurn renouncing life as a knight for one of piety]]. You can see it in Montesiepi Chapel in Tuscany, Italy.
11th May '17 5:38:18 PM LordXavius
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* In ''Film/SiegeOfTheSaxons'', the two swords being the same is made into a plot point where the same magic that kept the sword in the stone prevents anyone but the rightful ruler from drawing it from its scabbard.
8th Nov '16 1:50:21 PM DelShiftB
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* ''Series/FortBoyard'' required contestants to pull a sword out of a wooden log, then use it to chop a rope holding the key in place. The official name of the challenge was "Excalibur".
6th Nov '16 10:04:53 AM Berrenta
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However [[DependingOnTheWriter this is not always the case in the medieval Arthurian literature]], where Excalibur is sometimes a different sword Arthur received from the Lady of the Lake. This is the case in Sir Thomas Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'', which is [[InkStainAdaptation the best-known and most influential]] medieval English rendition.

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However [[DependingOnTheWriter this is not always the case in the medieval Arthurian literature]], where Excalibur is sometimes a different sword Arthur received from the Lady of the Lake. This is the case in Sir Thomas Malory's ''Literature/LeMorteDArthur'', which is [[InkStainAdaptation [[AudienceColoringAdaptation the best-known and most influential]] medieval English rendition.
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