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24th Jun '17 2:54:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' heroes always wield swords, which is given a twist in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV''. There, the protagonist is always depicted as wielding a staff. Yet the Zenithian hero's equipment you spend much of the game looking for includes a sword, and it's said that the legendary hero will wield one. This is your first clue that the protagonist ''is not the Hero in question''--[[spoiler:that's his son.]]

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* ''Franchise/DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' heroes always wield swords, which is given a twist in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV''. There, the protagonist is always depicted as wielding a staff. Yet the Zenithian hero's equipment you spend much of the game looking for includes a sword, and it's said that the legendary hero will wield one. This is your first clue that the protagonist ''is not the Hero in question''--[[spoiler:that's his son.]]
14th Jun '17 8:31:44 PM infernape612
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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing 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.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'', 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,]] [[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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** While there are a few exceptions such as Hector, Micaiah and Ephraim, exceptions, the ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' series as a whole tends to feature main characters who use swords. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Marth,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Alm,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Sigurd, Seliph, Seliph,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776 Leif,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade Roy,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Eliwood, Lyndis,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika,]] [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance 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. [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Celica]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Robin]] specialize in magic, but can use swords as a backup, while [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Hector]] gains swords upon promotion; only [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Ephraim]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Micaiah]] are total aversions.
14th Jun '17 11:40:46 AM Borghen
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand al'Thor is most proficient with a bow, but he receives a sword as he leaves home for the quest. When this sword is melted in his fight with Ba'alzamon at the end of the second book, he uses a blade wrought with the One Power from fire until he gets his signature weapon [[AmplifierArtifact ''Callandor'']] from the Stone of Tear. He is accompanied by two friends and followers: Mat Cauthon uses a bow and a staff, while Perrin Aybara uses an axe.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand al'Thor is most proficient with a bow, but he receives a sword as he leaves home for the quest. When this sword is melted in his fight with Ba'alzamon at the end of the second book, he uses a blade wrought with the One Power from fire until he gets his signature weapon [[AmplifierArtifact ''Callandor'']] from the Stone of Tear. He is accompanied by two friends and followers: Mat Cauthon uses a bow and a staff, while Perrin Aybara uses an axe.axe or a hammer.
3rd Jun '17 2:54:29 PM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''[[LukeNounverber Lance Swordfighter]]''', ''GoldCoinComics''

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-->-- '''[[LukeNounverber Lance Swordfighter]]''', ''GoldCoinComics''
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14th May '17 3:43:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in SummonNight Swordcraft Story 2. The hero can use any weapon with equal proficiency, including [[ThisIsADrill drills]]. However, when they need to make a special weapon to exorcize an evil spirit, the [[ReligionIsMagic Holy Man Toumei]] says he will only cast the spell on a sword. When the heroes question if there is a reason for this, he states "[[LampshadeHanging Because I only like swords."]]

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* [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in SummonNight ''VideoGame/SummonNight Swordcraft Story 2.2''. The hero can use any weapon with equal proficiency, including [[ThisIsADrill drills]]. However, when they need to make a special weapon to exorcize an evil spirit, the [[ReligionIsMagic Holy Man Toumei]] says he will only cast the spell on a sword. When the heroes question if there is a reason for this, he states "[[LampshadeHanging Because I only like swords."]]
6th May '17 3:58:49 PM NovaAM
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* ''Webcomic/KirbyCardClash'' has Kirby and Keeby along with Umbra, the antagonist who desires to be a hero, each with the Sword Copy Ability and Meta Knight, who also has a sword.
4th May '17 9:42:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, many of the main characters naturally use swords rather than the diverse arsenal of their teams (boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans, ''chairs'', etc.); ''VideoGame/Persona2''[='s=] Tatsuya Suou and ''VideoGame/Persona4''[='s=] [[CanonName Yu Narukami]] specialise in greatswords, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''[='s=] hero uses one-handed swords for melee, while in promotional material and in the ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' UpdatedRerelease the P3 protagonist uses single-handed swords, sabres and rapiers. Played even more straight when you realise that the ''former'' leader of ''Persona 3''[='s=] SEES, Mitsuru Kirijo, is ''also'' a sword-user, though her style is more like fencing. Subverted by the female protagonist in ''Persona 3 Portable'', who exclusively uses naginatas, Maya Amano from ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment'', who wields GunsAkimbo, and the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', who wields [[KnifeNut knives]] and pistols.

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* In the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, many of the main characters naturally use swords rather than the diverse arsenal of their teams (boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans, ''chairs'', etc.); ''VideoGame/Persona2''[='s=] Tatsuya Suou and ''VideoGame/Persona4''[='s=] [[CanonName Yu Narukami]] specialise in greatswords, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''[='s=] hero uses one-handed swords for melee, while in promotional material and in the ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' UpdatedRerelease the P3 protagonist uses single-handed swords, sabres and rapiers. Played even more straight when you realise that the ''former'' leader of ''Persona 3''[='s=] SEES, Mitsuru Kirijo, is ''also'' a sword-user, though her style is more like fencing. Subverted Averted by the female protagonist in ''Persona 3 Portable'', who exclusively uses naginatas, Maya Amano from ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment'', who wields GunsAkimbo, and the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', who wields [[KnifeNut knives]] and pistols.
4th May '17 9:42:19 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, many of the main characters naturally use swords rather than the diverse arsenal of their teams (boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans, ''chairs'', etc.); ''VideoGame/Persona2''[='s=] Tatsuya Suou and ''VideoGame/Persona4''[='s=] [[CanonName Yu Narukami]] specialise in greatswords, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''[='] hero uses one-handed swords for melee, while in promotional material and in the ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' UpdatedRerelease the P3 protagonist uses single-handed swords, sabres and rapiers. Played even more straight when you realise that the ''former'' leader of ''Persona 3''[='s=] SEES, Mitsuru Kirijo, is ''also'' a sword-user, though her style is more like fencing. Subverted by the female protagonist in ''Persona 3 Portable'', who exclusively uses naginatas, Maya Amano from ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment'', who wields GunsAkimbo, and the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', who wields [[KnifeNut knives]] and pistols.

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* In the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, many of the main characters naturally use swords rather than the diverse arsenal of their teams (boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans, ''chairs'', etc.); ''VideoGame/Persona2''[='s=] Tatsuya Suou and ''VideoGame/Persona4''[='s=] [[CanonName Yu Narukami]] specialise in greatswords, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''[='] ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''[='s=] hero uses one-handed swords for melee, while in promotional material and in the ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' UpdatedRerelease the P3 protagonist uses single-handed swords, sabres and rapiers. Played even more straight when you realise that the ''former'' leader of ''Persona 3''[='s=] SEES, Mitsuru Kirijo, is ''also'' a sword-user, though her style is more like fencing. Subverted by the female protagonist in ''Persona 3 Portable'', who exclusively uses naginatas, Maya Amano from ''Persona 2: Eternal Punishment'', who wields GunsAkimbo, and the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'', who wields [[KnifeNut knives]] and pistols.
4th May '17 9:41:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, many of the main characters, naturally, use swords rather than the diverse arsenal of their teams; Tatsuya Suou and Yu Narukami from Persona 2 and 4 respectively specialise in greatswords, while in promotional material and in the Persona 3 Portable UpdatedRerelease Minato Arisato uses single-handed swords, sabres and rapiers. In teams wielding boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans and ''chairs''(/flat bludgeoning weapons). Played even more straight when you realise that the ''former'' leader of the SEES, Mitsuru Kirijo, is ''also'' a sword-user, though her style is more like fencing. Subverted by [=FeMC=] in Persona 3 Portable, who exclusively uses naginatas, Maya Amano from Persona 2: Eternal Punisment, who wields GunsAkimbo, and the protagonist of Persona 5, who wields [[KnifeNut knives]].

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* In the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series, many of the main characters, naturally, characters naturally use swords rather than the diverse arsenal of their teams; teams (boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans, ''chairs'', etc.); ''VideoGame/Persona2''[='s=] Tatsuya Suou and ''VideoGame/Persona4''[='s=] [[CanonName Yu Narukami from Persona 2 and 4 respectively Narukami]] specialise in greatswords, the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}''[='] hero uses one-handed swords for melee, while in promotional material and in the Persona 3 Portable ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' UpdatedRerelease Minato Arisato the P3 protagonist uses single-handed swords, sabres and rapiers. In teams wielding boxing gloves, knives, bows, guns, battleaxes, fans and ''chairs''(/flat bludgeoning weapons). Played even more straight when you realise that the ''former'' leader of the ''Persona 3''[='s=] SEES, Mitsuru Kirijo, is ''also'' a sword-user, though her style is more like fencing. Subverted by [=FeMC=] the female protagonist in Persona ''Persona 3 Portable, Portable'', who exclusively uses naginatas, Maya Amano from Persona ''Persona 2: Eternal Punisment, Punishment'', who wields GunsAkimbo, and the protagonist of Persona 5, ''VideoGame/Persona5'', who wields [[KnifeNut knives]].knives]] and pistols.
29th Apr '17 7:57:49 AM Hypok
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In European settings, it will usually be longsword or an ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge. [[{{BFS}} Larger two-handed swords]], smaller daggers and short-swords, and curved swords like scimitars will be given to other characters. In Japan, it will be a [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]]. An especially heroic sword will likely be a {{named weapon|s}}.

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In European settings, it will usually be longsword an arming sword or an ArchaicWeaponForAnAdvancedAge. [[{{BFS}} Larger two-handed swords]], smaller daggers and short-swords, and curved swords like scimitars will be given to other characters. In Japan, it will be a [[KatanasAreJustBetter Katana]]. An especially heroic sword will likely be a {{named weapon|s}}.
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