History Main / FieldOfBlades

3rd Nov '17 1:19:45 PM johnnye
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It's most likely a graveyard for warriors with [[WeaponTombstone swords standing in for proper headstones]].

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It's most likely a graveyard for warriors with [[WeaponTombstone swords standing in for proper headstones]].
headstones]]. If the swords are supposed to have ''fallen'' there, it'll generally be a case of TheBladeAlwaysLandsPointyEndIn.
3rd Nov '17 10:43:27 AM xcountryguy
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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', there's a minor one after the timeskip. There's only [[spoiler: seventeen]] blades, but the [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/65/30-31/ first scene it shows up in]] certainly qualifies.

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* In ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', there's a minor one after the timeskip. There's only [[spoiler: seventeen]] [[spoiler:seventeen]] blades, but the [[http://www.1000manga.com/Claymore/65/30-31/ first scene it shows up in]] certainly qualifies.



** Sayaka can also spawn small fields of swords so she can quickly pick them up and throw them, but[[spoiler: [[http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d135/soulassassin547/madoka/1303451503427.png Homura one ups]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAQ-GAVI8x8 them both.]]]] Is it any surprise that part of the development team worked on ''LightNovel/FateZero''?

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** Sayaka can also spawn small fields of swords so she can quickly pick them up and throw them, but[[spoiler: [[http://i34.but[[spoiler:[[http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d135/soulassassin547/madoka/1303451503427.png Homura one ups]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAQ-GAVI8x8 them both.]]]] Is it any surprise that part of the development team worked on ''LightNovel/FateZero''?



** Played in a more serious manner whenever Kenshin's history as Battousai shows up: [[spoiler: in the beginning of the manga, in the end of the ''Tsuiokuhen'' OVA, and in the upcoming live-action film, katanas are planted amidst the bodies of the fallen combatants.]]

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** Played in a more serious manner whenever Kenshin's history as Battousai shows up: [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in the beginning of the manga, in the end of the ''Tsuiokuhen'' OVA, and in the upcoming live-action film, katanas are planted amidst the bodies of the fallen combatants.]]



** Reduced to two and [[spoiler:Nia's]] sword needle at the end of ''Lagann-hen'' [[spoiler: since most of the cast killed in the series were spared.]]

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** Reduced to two and [[spoiler:Nia's]] sword needle at the end of ''Lagann-hen'' [[spoiler: since [[spoiler:since most of the cast killed in the series were spared.]]



* Kurosawa's ''Film/SevenSamurai'', where Kikuchiyo explains that he needs a lot of swords to kill a lot of people. Also, the [[spoiler: four graves of the dead samurai have swords sticking out of them.]]

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* Kurosawa's ''Film/SevenSamurai'', where Kikuchiyo explains that he needs a lot of swords to kill a lot of people. Also, the [[spoiler: four [[spoiler:four graves of the dead samurai have swords sticking out of them.]]



* This also happens in Brandon Sanderson's ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'' [[spoiler: when we flashback to the Radiants abandoning humanity and leaving their Shardblades in the ground.]] It takes all of twenty seconds before bystanders start picking them up.

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* This also happens in Brandon Sanderson's ''[[Literature/TheStormlightArchive The Way of Kings]]'' [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when we flashback to the Radiants abandoning humanity and leaving their Shardblades in the ground.]] It takes all of twenty seconds before bystanders start picking them up.



** The two swords that stand out the most, Yusaris the Dragon Slayer and Asala [[spoiler: Sten's missing sword]] can actually be found in the game.

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** The two swords that stand out the most, Yusaris the Dragon Slayer and Asala [[spoiler: Sten's [[spoiler:Sten's missing sword]] can actually be found in the game.



* One of the first pieces of promotional art released for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' (And the first thing you see in the story) was of the characters' weapons piled up on the ground near [[spoiler: the Zanarkand Ruins.]]

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* One of the first pieces of promotional art released for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' (And the first thing you see in the story) was of the characters' weapons piled up on the ground near [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Zanarkand Ruins.]]



* The aptly-named [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/jadensadventures/images/3/37/The_Key_Blades_War_by_rayizard.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106061222 Keyblade Graveyard]], the site of the Keyblade War, appearing in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'''s [[TheStinger Stinger]] and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: The actual Keyblade Graveyard is a barren landscape littered with Keyblades of all the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Keyblade wielders who fought in the Keyblade War]] which took place a century before the events of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'']].

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* The aptly-named [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/jadensadventures/images/3/37/The_Key_Blades_War_by_rayizard.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106061222 Keyblade Graveyard]], the site of the Keyblade War, appearing in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'''s [[TheStinger Stinger]] and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The actual Keyblade Graveyard is a barren landscape littered with Keyblades of all the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Keyblade wielders who fought in the Keyblade War]] which took place a century before the events of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'']].



* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II's'' trailer, Ryu Hayabusa is found holding both one of the Falcon's Talons claw weapons and the [[SinisterScythe Eclipse Scythe]] while walking through a field of blades. You actually get to fight in this field of blades, though no serious battles occur. [[spoiler: After killing Genshin, the rival ninja gives Ryu his cursed sword: The Blade of the Archfiend. After the credits roll, Ryu is seen praying for Genshin's soul in front of this very blade, stuck into the ground alongside the other blades. He then turns and leaves it there, a memorial for his defeated rival.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden II's'' trailer, Ryu Hayabusa is found holding both one of the Falcon's Talons claw weapons and the [[SinisterScythe Eclipse Scythe]] while walking through a field of blades. You actually get to fight in this field of blades, though no serious battles occur. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After killing Genshin, the rival ninja gives Ryu his cursed sword: The Blade of the Archfiend. After the credits roll, Ryu is seen praying for Genshin's soul in front of this very blade, stuck into the ground alongside the other blades. He then turns and leaves it there, a memorial for his defeated rival.]]



** In the ''Anime/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' SpinOff, [[spoiler: the alternate Shirou also has his own version of ''Unlimited Blade Works''. His incantation is more similar to Archer's, but represents his determination to rescue his sister. His version is also [[SnowMeansDeath covered in snow]] unlike the previous versions of ''Unlimited Blade Works'' that we've seen.]]

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** In the ''Anime/FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya'' SpinOff, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the alternate Shirou also has his own version of ''Unlimited Blade Works''. His incantation is more similar to Archer's, but represents his determination to rescue his sister. His version is also [[SnowMeansDeath covered in snow]] unlike the previous versions of ''Unlimited Blade Works'' that we've seen.]]



18th Jul '17 8:41:02 AM ZachValkyrie
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* [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverd_i_fjell Sverd i Fjell]]; a monument dedicated to the Battle of Hafrsfjord which unified the Kingdom of Norway under Harald Fairhair in 872. It depicts three ten-meter-high bronze swords planted in solid rock, [[IWillFightNoMoreForever never to be drawn forth again.]][[/folder]]
17th May '17 3:04:40 PM dakln
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Serious Steven", the Crystal Gems pass through a strawberry field which Pearl explains was an ancient Gem battleground complete with several weapons stuck into the earth. They revisit it later in "Rose's Scabbard", where it's stated each one is a WeaponTombstone.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Serious Steven", the Crystal Gems pass through a [[Music/TheBeatles strawberry field field]] which Pearl explains was an ancient Gem battleground complete with several weapons stuck into the earth. They revisit it later in "Rose's Scabbard", where it's stated each one is a WeaponTombstone.
25th Apr '17 6:28:16 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has some areas with a lot of swords and spears lying around, signifying the destruction Hyrule endured many years ago.
17th Jan '17 3:21:27 PM CJCroen1393
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ikvea42XCU This]] NightmareFuel-tastic FanVid featuring Ghost-type Franchise/{{Pokemon}} depicts Doublade in one of these. The arm of a human skeleton is directly beneath it too.
17th Oct '16 2:30:02 PM Morgenthaler
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** The story goes that the WW1 tradition began when advancing infantry embedded their fallen mate's rifle into the ground near their body to mark the spot for the following tanks' commanders, in a bid to avoid the tanks squashing them.

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** The story goes that the WW1 UsefulNotes/WW1 tradition began when advancing infantry embedded their fallen mate's rifle into the ground near their body to mark the spot for the following tanks' commanders, in a bid to avoid the tanks squashing them.
21st Sep '16 5:30:39 AM Kurogane7
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** Also in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'', where you fight the final boss.
29th Aug '16 1:38:58 PM Vanguard1505
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* The aptly-named [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/jadensadventures/images/3/37/The_Key_Blades_War_by_rayizard.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106061222 Keyblade Graveyard]], the site of the Keyblade War, appearing in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'''s [[TheStinger Stinger]] and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: The actual Keyblade Graveyard area in that world is a barren landscape littered with Keyblades of all the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Keyblade wielders who fought in the Keyblade War]] which took place a century before the events of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'']].

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* The aptly-named [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/jadensadventures/images/3/37/The_Key_Blades_War_by_rayizard.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106061222 Keyblade Graveyard]], the site of the Keyblade War, appearing in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'''s [[TheStinger Stinger]] and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: The actual Keyblade Graveyard area in that world is a barren landscape littered with Keyblades of all the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Keyblade wielders who fought in the Keyblade War]] which took place a century before the events of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'']].
29th Aug '16 1:37:44 PM Vanguard1505
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* The aptly-named [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kingdomheartsfanfiction/images/3/32/KH-BBS-Keyblade-Graveyard.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110514040158 Keyblade Graveyard]], the site of the Keyblade War, appearing in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'''s [[TheStinger Stinger]] and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: The actual Keyblade Graveyard area in that world is an area covered with Keyblades of all the Keyblade wielders that fought and in the Keyblade War that occurred years ago before ''Birth By Sleep''.]]

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* The aptly-named [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kingdomheartsfanfiction/images/3/32/KH-BBS-Keyblade-Graveyard.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110514040158 net/jadensadventures/images/3/37/The_Key_Blades_War_by_rayizard.png/revision/latest?cb=20141106061222 Keyblade Graveyard]], the site of the Keyblade War, appearing in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'''s [[TheStinger Stinger]] and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: The actual Keyblade Graveyard area in that world is an area covered a barren landscape littered with Keyblades of all the [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsX Keyblade wielders that who fought and in the Keyblade War that occurred years ago War]] which took place a century before ''Birth By Sleep''.]]the events of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'']].
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