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23rd Mar '17 3:43:12 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most combatant characters wield swords whether they are heroic or not, but heroes Ned, Jon, Arya, and Brienne all play it straight with their swords Ice, Longclaw, Needle, and Oathkeeper. Meanwhile, Joffrey invokes this trope as propaganda by wearing elaborate swords even though he constantly runs from combat.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Most combatant characters wield swords whether they are heroic or not, but heroes Ned, Jon, Arya, and Brienne all play it straight with their swords Ice, Longclaw, Needle, and Oathkeeper. Ned sports Ice a lot in his promos. Meanwhile, Joffrey invokes this trope as propaganda by wearing elaborate swords even though he constantly runs from combat.
22nd Mar '17 7:47:38 PM CountDorku
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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' usually averts this with its melee loadouts, with the sword-wielding characters being Mordecai (a FriendlySniper but not really the most motivated person) and [[VideoGame/Borderlands2 Zer0]] (a cold, calculating assassin who wields a katana); the most heroic ones are Roland (combat knife) and Maya (power-enhanced punches). In ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'', though, sword-wielding Athena is the most heroic of Jack's Vault Hunters - the other reasonably nice characters (Claptrap and "Jack") both use bare hands, as does haughty and cruel aristocrat Aurelia, Wilhelm just [[PistolWhipping pistol-whips]] people, and [[CombatSadomasochist Nisha]] favours a whip.


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** As of ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', Ryder & Friends can equip a variety of melee weapons, including an Asari sword.
22nd Mar '17 7:35:33 PM Gamermaster
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* While not the main character, Fate from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' gains a sword form for her [[EmpathicWeapon Intelligent Device]] post-HeelFaceTurn (and [[MorphWeapon several more]] post TimeSkip), marking her as one of the most LawfulGood characters in the series. [[LadyOfWar Signum]] also uses a sword, fitting her position as the leader of the Wolkenritter.

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* While not the main character, Fate from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' gains a sword form for her [[EmpathicWeapon Intelligent Device]] post-HeelFaceTurn (and [[MorphWeapon several more]] post TimeSkip), marking her as one of the most LawfulGood characters in the series. Her equally LawfulGood friend [[LadyOfWar Signum]] also uses a sword, fitting her position as the leader of the Wolkenritter.
15th Mar '17 1:45:46 PM Owlorange1995
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"Especially if they're laser swords"''.]]

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14th Mar '17 4:02:14 PM Owlorange1995
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"Especially if they're laser swords"''.]]
21st Feb '17 8:47:34 AM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Ayato Amagiri wields the Ser-Veresta, a [[EmpathicWeapon sentient]] LaserBlade previously used by his sister. Its base form is a broadsword, but over time he learns to shape it like a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].Other characters wield sword-type weapons as well, such as [[RoyalRapier Julis]], [[DualWielding Claudia]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Kirin]].

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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Ayato Amagiri wields the Ser-Veresta, a [[EmpathicWeapon sentient]] LaserBlade previously used by his sister. Its base form is a broadsword, but over time he learns to shape it like a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]]. Other characters wield sword-type weapons as well, such as [[RoyalRapier Julis]], [[DualWielding Claudia]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Kirin]].
21st Feb '17 8:47:00 AM MasterHero
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* ''LightNovel/TheAsteriskWar'': Ayato Amagiri wields the Ser-Veresta, a [[EmpathicWeapon sentient]] LaserBlade previously used by his sister. Its base form is a broadsword, but over time he learns to shape it like a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]].Other characters wield sword-type weapons as well, such as [[RoyalRapier Julis]], [[DualWielding Claudia]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter Kirin]].



* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka used two swords fo fight.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka used two swords fo to fight.
7th Feb '17 7:45:29 PM PaulA
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* In the sequel series ''Literature/HeroesOfOlympus'', this is embodied in the chosen 7 who are supposed to save the world: The two main heroes/leaders of the group are Big Three demigods Jason and Percy, who use swords. The only other main character who uses a sword is Hazel, and its unwieldly unless she's on her horse.

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* In the sequel series ''Literature/HeroesOfOlympus'', ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', this is embodied in the chosen 7 seven who are supposed to save the world: The two main heroes/leaders of the group are Big Three demigods Jason and Percy, who use swords. The only other main character who uses a sword is Hazel, and its unwieldly unless she's on her horse.
28th Jan '17 11:25:35 PM LinTaylor
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** Averted by Mikazuki Augus of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', who actually prefers [[CarryABigStick maces]] over the katana-like sword that was made for his Gundam Barbatos. He does discover its good points when he's forced to use it in the climax of the first season. In the second season Barbatos is given a mace-sword, which is essentially just a mace shaped like a sword and possessing no cutting edge.
25th Jan '17 4:48:07 AM Perseus
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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]'', two of the three lords (each one being the main character at one point during the "normal" mode) use swords, and the other gains the ability to use swords upon promotion. The game also discusses and attempts to defy it briefly: [[ChivalrousPervert Sain]] insists early on that "the lance is more heroic. A knight should look heroic, don't you think?" and so refuses to [[TacticalRockPaperScissors use a sword against the axe-wielding]] bandits they're fighting. It doesn't last.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword]]'', Blade]]'', two of the three lords (each one being the main character at one point during the "normal" mode) use swords, and the other gains the ability to use swords upon promotion. The game also discusses and attempts to defy it briefly: [[ChivalrousPervert Sain]] insists early on that "the lance is more heroic. A knight should look heroic, don't you think?" and so refuses to [[TacticalRockPaperScissors use a sword against the axe-wielding]] bandits they're fighting. It doesn't last.



** While there are a few exceptions such as Hector, Micaiah and Ephraim, the series as a whole tends to feature main characters who use swords. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth, Alm,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Sigurd, Seliph, Leif,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy, Eliwood, Lyndis,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom, Robin, Lucina,]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] are all either sword wielders, or can use multiple weapons but still use swords as their primary. Their respective [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Weapons]] will also invariably be swords.

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** While there are a few exceptions such as Hector, Micaiah and Ephraim, the series as a whole tends to feature main characters who use swords. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth, Marth,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Alm,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Sigurd, Seliph, Leif,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy, Eliwood, Lyndis,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Ike,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Chrom, Robin, Lucina,]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Corrin]] are all either sword wielders, or can use multiple weapons but still use swords as their primary. Their respective [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Weapons]] will also invariably be swords.
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