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19th Sep '17 8:09:30 AM BeerBaron
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** The [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] have long served the emperors of Tamriel as [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[SecretPolice spies]], and are almost always found using swords, particularly their namesake [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]]. In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', the Blades contribute directly to the defeat of the game's BigBad, confirming their heroism. (Though ''Skyrim'' introduces some significant GrayAndGreyMorality between them and the [[OldMaster Greybeards]]...)
18th Sep '17 2:57:42 PM Nemo
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Compare WeaponOfChoice, RedIsHeroic. Sister trope to StandardizedLeader, since swords are the most "standard" of medieval weapons.

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Compare WeaponOfChoice, RedIsHeroic.RedIsHeroic and HeroesFightBarehanded. Sister trope to StandardizedLeader, since swords are the most "standard" of medieval weapons.
14th Sep '17 10:34:42 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, depictions of Talos, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] [[WarGod God of War]] and [[TheGoodKing Good Governance]] (and the [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended god form]] of [[FounderOfTheKingdom Emperor Tiber Septim]], possibly [[MergerOfSouls along with some others]]), depict him wielding a sword. His [[HornyVikings Nordic]] depictions make it a {{BFS}} to boot. Additionally, his shrines are in the shape of a sword hilt. Talos is considered a "[[HumansAreSpecial god-hero to mankind]]" and a GreaterScopeParagon within Mundus, the mortal realm.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, depictions ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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of Talos, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] [[WarGod God of War]] and [[TheGoodKing Good Governance]] (and the [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended god form]] of [[FounderOfTheKingdom Emperor Tiber Septim]], possibly [[MergerOfSouls along with some others]]), depict him wielding a sword. His [[HornyVikings Nordic]] depictions make it a {{BFS}} to boot. Additionally, his shrines are in the shape of a sword hilt. Talos is considered a "[[HumansAreSpecial god-hero to mankind]]" and a GreaterScopeParagon within Mundus, the mortal realm.realm.
** Trinimac was a prominent deity among the early [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmer]] and served as the champion of [[TopGod Auri-El]], the Aldmeri aspect of Akatosh. Trinimac was a [[WarGod warrior spirit]], said to be the strongest of the et'Ada ("original spirits"), and in some places was even more popular than Auri-El. According to Aldmeri religious tradition, it was Trinimac who led the Aldmeri armies against Lorkhan's supporters, the races of Men. Trinimac [[GodIsDead slew Lorkhan]] and removed [[CosmicKeystone Lorkhan's heart]] from his body. At least the races of Mer, this was a very heroic act. Trinimac is associated with "the blade". The end of the Almderi veneration to Trinimac reads:
---> ''"By the blade of Trinimac I swear, and call for his aid."''
31st Aug '17 6:34:26 AM Creek719
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* [[VideoGame/{{Neptunia}} Neptune]] is ''[[NoFourthWall aware]]'' that she's the protagonist, and uses two-handed swords, such as [[KatanasAreJustBetter katanas]] or broadswords, in all incarnations. Noire, who was the first character to get an ADayInTheLimelight spinoff, also uses swords, specifically one-handed short-swords and [[RoyalRapier rapiers]]. Nepgear and Plutia, the protagonists of ''[[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 mk2]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory Victory]]'', respectively, also use swords, though [[VanillaProtagonist Nepgear]] uses a BeamSword (that becomes a sci-fi [[BayonetYa bayonet]] in [[SuperMode HDD]]) and [[YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry Plutia]] only uses a sword when in [[SuperMode HDD]], specifically a WhipSword (to go with her being a {{Dominatrix}}). Fittingly, Vert uses a RoyalRapier in her ADayInTheLimelight spinoff, ''VideoGame/CyberdimensionNeptunia4GoddessesOnline'', when she usually fights using a [[BladeOnAStick spear]] or lance.
25th Aug '17 11:35:14 AM REV6Pilot
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Squall's gunblade is a VibroWeapon looking like the combination of a gun and a sword, a weapon only usable by the elite SEED members. Along with his perpetual lion motif, it symbolizes his status as a heroic and proud figure.
*** Squall's gunblade is actually an in-universe example of this. Gunblades are DifficultButAwesome[[note]]Pulling the trigger on the gun sends a shockwave through the blade, adding a lot more punch to the users attacks. However, like real life guns it also produces recoil making it ''extremely'' difficult to control[[/note]] and so not used very often, however it's also said that one day a hero will save the world wielding one. Most gunblade users chose the weapon in hopes of being this hero. Though [[TheRival Seifer]] is a bit more complicated.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'': Squall's gunblade is a VibroWeapon looking like the combination of a gun and a sword, a weapon only usable by the elite SEED members. Along with his perpetual lion motif, it symbolizes his status as a heroic and proud figure.
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figure. Squall's gunblade is actually an in-universe example of this. this: Gunblades are DifficultButAwesome[[note]]Pulling the trigger on the gun sends a shockwave through the blade, adding a lot more punch to the users user's attacks. However, and like real life guns it also produces recoil recoil, making it ''extremely'' difficult to control[[/note]] and so not used very often, however often; however, it's also said that one day a hero will save the world wielding one. Most gunblade users chose the weapon in hopes of being this hero. Though hero, though with [[TheRival Seifer]] is Seifer]], it's a bit more complicated.



* In the original ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'', two of the three playable heroes use swords, though Gilius Thunderhead used an axe because OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame.
** Also, those two characters are the only characters in the game to use the typical straight-bladed, one-handed European longswords, other than the giant Knights. The skeletons wield curved, sabre-style swords while every other enemy wields a mace, club, axe, or hammer.
* The protagonist of every game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has a sword. He's usually given one at the start of his quest, coinciding with learning he's the [[ChosenOne Chosen Hero]]. It will be replaced with the Master Sword, his fated weapon, in time to fight the BigBad. In some games, he gives up the sword at the end, signifying that a hero is no longer needed.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe'', the two of the three playable human heroes use swords, though while [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Gilius Thunderhead used Thunderhead]] uses an axe because OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame.
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axe. Also, those two characters are the only characters in the game to use the typical straight-bladed, one-handed European longswords, other than the giant Knights. The Knights: the skeletons wield curved, sabre-style swords [[SinisterScimitar scimitars]] while every other enemy wields either a mace, a club, axe, an axe or hammer.
a hammer.
* The protagonist of every game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series has a sword. He's usually given one at the start of his quest, coinciding with learning he's the [[ChosenOne Chosen Hero]]. It will be It's replaced with the Master Sword, his fated weapon, in time to fight the BigBad. In some games, he gives up the sword at the end, signifying that a hero is no longer needed.
25th Aug '17 7:29:39 AM GunarmDyne
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* Albert from ''VideoGame/RevenantSaga'' plays this straight for the most part, but is one of the few heroes who uses a two-handed sword instead of one-handed.
23rd Aug '17 8:14:41 PM PaulA
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* Used several times in ''Literature/HeirsOfAlexandria'', in various ways, even though gunpowder weapons are starting to dominate the battlefields.

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* Used several times in ''Literature/HeirsOfAlexandria'', ''Literature/TheHeirsOfAlexandria'', in various ways, even though gunpowder weapons are starting to dominate the battlefields. battlefields.
21st Aug '17 6:18:28 PM dasuberkaiser
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Optimus Prime and most other Transformers primarily use built-in weaponry (guns, blades, saws, etc.) but about half way through the series he acquires the legendary [[OnlytheChosenMayWield Star Saber]]. This is especially noteworthy, as Optimus is most often associated with axes in other series. It becomes ''less'' legendary [[spoiler: after Megatron breaks it, it's re-forged and never shows its amazing powers again, becoming a long but unremarkable blade]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Optimus Prime and most other Transformers primarily use built-in weaponry (guns, blades, saws, etc.) but about half way through the series he acquires the legendary [[OnlytheChosenMayWield [[OnlyTheChosenMayWield Star Saber]]. This is especially noteworthy, as Optimus is most often associated with axes in other series. It becomes ''less'' legendary [[spoiler: after Megatron breaks it, it's re-forged and never shows its amazing powers again, becoming a long but unremarkable blade]].
16th Aug '17 8:43:41 AM SeptimusHeap
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* 25th Baam and the [[EmpathicWeapon Black]] [[{{Shotacon}} March]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. In contrast, his [[PowerTrio Lancers]] [[BloodKnight Rak]] and [[MagnificentBastard Koon]] wield a mighty spear and a [[KnifeNut plethora of knives]].

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* 25th Baam and the [[EmpathicWeapon Black]] [[{{Shotacon}} Black March]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''. In contrast, his [[PowerTrio Lancers]] [[BloodKnight Rak]] and [[MagnificentBastard Koon]] wield a mighty spear and a [[KnifeNut plethora of knives]].
13th Aug '17 10:02:20 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* In ''VideoGame/ForHonor'', sword-wielding heroes are disproportionately represented opposed to heroes who use other weapons. The Knights have [[JackOfAllStats their Vanguard class the Warden]] who wields a heavy longsword, [[FragileSpeedster their Assassin class, the Peacekeeper]], a [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie knight-ninja-nun]] who [[DualWield dual-wields a pairing sword and dagger]], and their first DLC hero [[BoisterousBruiser the Centurion]], a Roman-inspired hero who wields [[SwordAndFist a gladius and his fists]]. TheVikings have their Heavy, the Warlord, who like the Centurion uses a short-sword and shield for superior defense, as well as their first DLC hero [[BraveScot the Highlander]] who wields a [[StanceSystem Scottish claymore to switch between offensive and defensive stances respectively]]. [[{{Samurai}} The Samurai]] sword-users are the Vanguard [[DifficultButAwesome the Kensei]] wielding a [[{{BFS}} nodachi]], and their Assassin [[KatanasAreJustBetter the Orochi and their katana]]. The Warden and the Orochi are also the heroes of the Knight and Samurai chapter as well, fitting this trope even more.
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