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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.
18th Sep '16 6:22:18 PM NoSpoilerz
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* This same twist is used in ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}''.

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* This same twist from Castlevania is used in ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}''.
17th Feb '16 6:40:52 PM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/NewAvengers2015:'' Hulking is abducted by some Kree-Skrull hybrids, who wish to determine if he is their prophesised king. As a test, they show him a pillar of light and tell him to enter. Hulking's in and out of the beam with a sword before they can finish telling him about what would happen if he's not worthy. And to top everything off, Teddy's not even very impressed.

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3rd Jan '16 11:41:46 PM TSBasilisk
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* The pair are different weapons in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. Excalibur functions is a [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Sword]], whereas Caliburn simply appears to be a really powerful sword, to the point [[spoiler:where a projection of it, if wielded by Saber, can kill Beserker seven times in a single strike. That is only if it is wielded by Saber though. And that's just a ''replica'']].
** ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' includes Clarent as a separate sword which Mordred stole from Camelot's armory. It is capable of an attack similar to Excalibur but is weaker due to its theft.

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* The pair are different weapons In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' Caliburn was drawn from the stone and broken in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.battle, replaced by the fairy-forged Excalibur. Excalibur functions is a [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion Sword]], whereas Caliburn simply appears to be a really powerful sword, to the point [[spoiler:where a projection of it, if wielded by Saber, can kill Beserker seven times in a single strike. That is only if it is wielded by Saber though. And that's just a ''replica'']].
** ''LightNovel/FateApocrypha'' includes Clarent as a separate sword which Mordred stole from Camelot's armory. It is capable of an attack similar to Excalibur but is weaker due to its theft.as a sword representing the rightful ruler it was weakened when stolen.
6th Dec '15 5:40:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SevenSoldiers'' the sword is actually called [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Caliburn Ex Calibur]]

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* In ''SevenSoldiers'' ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers'' the sword is actually called [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Caliburn Ex Calibur]]
21st Sep '15 6:17:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''The Kingmaking'' by Helen Hollick, Arthur's sword, which he calls Caliburn, is a trophy taken from a defeated Saxon warrior, but rumoured to be handed down by the [[NorseMythology Norse goddess]] Freya who appeared at a lake. Some Latin words for "stone", ''saxum'' or ''saxo'', are similar to the word for Saxons, ''Saxones'', and the author suggests this is how the legend may have started.

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* In ''The Kingmaking'' by Helen Hollick, Arthur's sword, which he calls Caliburn, is a trophy taken from a defeated Saxon warrior, but rumoured to be handed down by the [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse goddess]] Freya who appeared at a lake. Some Latin words for "stone", ''saxum'' or ''saxo'', are similar to the word for Saxons, ''Saxones'', and the author suggests this is how the legend may have started.
11th Aug '15 8:47:20 AM pi4t
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* In Stephen Lawhead's ''Arthur'', Arthur pulls the sword of Maximus from the stone, but later replaces it with Excalibur, which came from {{Atlantis}}.

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* In Stephen Lawhead's ''Arthur'', Arthur pulls the sword of Maximus from the stone, but later replaces it with Excalibur, Excalibur (Caliburnus), which came from {{Atlantis}}.
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