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17th Apr '18 8:40:16 AM DanteVin
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* Gran and Djeeta from ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'': Their canonical appearances, and promotional artworks are depicted using a sword and they have exclusively been using swords in the anime adaptation.
13th Apr '18 7:56:43 AM MasterFuzzy
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** The trope is also played straight when [[spoiler: Jason Todd]] is offered the Sword of Faith, becoming at least temporarily one of the Knights of the Cross in a culmination and confirmation of his HeelFaceTurn.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke Skywalker and other Jedi Knights wield lightsabers, in contrast to the blasters used by everyone else. Lucas noted that the nature of a lightsaber makes it a defensive weapon, meant to show that Jedi use force as a last resort.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Luke Skywalker and other Jedi Knights wield lightsabers, in contrast to the blasters used by everyone else. Lucas noted that the nature of a lightsaber makes it a defensive weapon, meant to show that Jedi use force [[{{Pun}} force]] as a last resort.
29th Mar '18 9:18:55 PM nombretomado
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* The ''StarOcean'' series alludes to this in every game:

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* The ''StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series alludes to this in every game:
12th Mar '18 4:16:54 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. 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.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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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.combat.
** Queen Visenya Targaryen's sword, Dark Sister, is probably actually more famous than she is, due to the marginalization of her martial attributes in the histories.
18th Feb '18 5:48:02 AM nighttrainfm
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** Usually played straight. If a given group has personalised weapons, odds are good that the Red Ranger's will be a sword. This can even apply in series where ''everyone'' gets a short sword or dagger as a sidearm.
** Lampshaded in ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger vs Super Sentai''. [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yuusuke]] lectures [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gaku]] on the sword wielding heroes in the series, and most are the Red or SixthRanger. (Gaku is a rare case in that he has a sword while being ''neither''; he's [=GaoYellow=].) Afterwards, Yuusuke tests Gaku in a sword fight.

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** Usually played straight. If a given group has personalised weapons, odds are good that [[RedIsHeroic the Red Ranger's Ranger's]] will be a sword. This can even apply in series where ''everyone'' gets a short sword or dagger as a sidearm.
** Lampshaded in ''Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger vs Super Sentai''. [[Series/ChoujuuSentaiLiveman Yuusuke]] lectures [[Series/HyakujuuSentaiGaoranger Gaku]] on the sword wielding sword-wielding heroes in the series, and most are the Red or SixthRanger. (Gaku is a rare case in that he has a sword while being ''neither''; he's [=GaoYellow=].) Afterwards, Yuusuke tests Gaku in a sword fight.
25th Dec '17 8:54:06 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': Played straight in a weird way. Sam has a short sword that he carries with him, but prefers daggers, as he's a villain. None of the other members of the party use swords save Blackmail [[spoiler: (who, as it turns out, is actually a fallen hero).]] [[HeroAntagonist Prince Finwick, the hero pursuing our villains,]] uses a holy sword of truth.
24th Dec '17 9:08:13 AM MasterFuzzy
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* Hal, protagonist and leader of the Heron brotherband in ''Literature/{{Brotherband}},'' wields a sword, while most of the other boys fight with axes. This is actually justified in-universe, as he's smaller and more agile than many of the others, meaning that a sword fits him better. [[CombatMedic Edvin]] and [[AlwaysIdenticalTwins Ulf and Wulf]] also fight with swords, for the same reason. Thorn, as a MasterOfAll, seems to be more or less equally proficient with a sword, axe, or [[HandicappedBadass his club-hand]]. Gilan, as always, uses either his bow or his sword as the situation demands. This trope is subverted as well with the villainous characters, as the Shurmel and Zavac both use swords.
8th Dec '17 9:17:39 AM kasperow
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** Played more straight by Setsuna F. Seiei from OO than by any other Gundam-protagonist. His Gundams generally have more swords than actually needed in a battle. Exia started with three and was upgraded to seven (in the episode titled "Seven Swords", where Exia got the Seven Swords upgrade). Gundam OO had eight swords, including the 5000km long Raiser Sword. OO Qan[t] only had 2 swords, though: GN Sword III and Quantum Sword (although it also had 6 Sword Bits). Setsuna even lampshades it in the final battle with Ribbons, saying "This is the range ''I'' excel at!" when charging in to melee range.
10th Oct '17 11:21:11 AM BeerBaron
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*** Tiber Septim, even before becoming Talos, was associated with swords. According to the [[HistoricalHeroUpgrade heretical tales]] of his life, he studied with "the sword masters of Alcaire", the supposed place of his birth in High Rock.
29th Sep '17 9:00:23 PM superkeijikun
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' averts this trope, to some extent. The main promotional character has been depicted using an axe, lance, and fists. In practice, tanks are typically at the front of the group, giving the appearance of a leader, and two of the three tanks use swords (Paladin uses one-handed swords; Dark Knight uses two-handed greatswords). However, several leading antagonists do use swords, including Gaius van Baelsar and [[spoiler:the surprise antagonist of Heavensward, King Thordan.]] Raubahn Aldynn, leader of the Immortal Flames and probably the most capable NPC fighter in the Eorzean alliance, uses two swords.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' averts this trope, to some extent. The main promotional character has been depicted using an axe, lance, and fists. In practice, tanks are typically at the front of the group, giving the appearance of a leader, and two of the three tanks use swords (Paladin uses one-handed swords; Dark Knight uses two-handed greatswords). However, several leading antagonists do use swords, including Gaius van Baelsar and [[spoiler:the surprise antagonist of Heavensward, King Thordan.]] Raubahn Aldynn, leader of the Immortal Flames and probably the most capable NPC fighter in the Eorzean alliance, uses two swords. Meanwhile, the members of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn tend to forgo swords; Minfilia and Alphinaude are non-combatants, Thancred uses daggers, Yda uses fists, Urianger uses a grimoire, and Y'shtola and Papalymo use magic wands and rods.
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