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24th Nov '16 6:16:22 PM Gamermaster
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** In the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live actio]] [[spoiler:Princess Sailor Moon]] has a sword.

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** In the [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live actio]] action series]] [[spoiler:Princess Sailor Moon]] has a sword.
10th Nov '16 11:38:01 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', Parn, the first main character of the series, uses a sword. When the next generation of heros takes over as the main cast in ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'', their main character (Spark) uses a sword as well.

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* In ''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar'', Parn, the first main character of the series, uses a sword. When the next generation of heros heroes takes over as the main cast in ''Chronicles of the Heroic Knight'', their main character (Spark) uses a sword as well.


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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.
4th Nov '16 10:30:08 PM XTC
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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.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Optimus Prime and most other transformers 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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4th Nov '16 3:30:32 PM StFan
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* in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''

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* in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''






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--> "You don't even have your weapon."
--> '''Richard''' "I am the weapon."

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--> "You -->"You don't even have your weapon."
--> '''Richard''' "I
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'''Richard:''' I
am the weapon."






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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In season two, Buffy's given a sword blessed by the virtuous knight who first slayed the demon Acathla. She has to use it to stop him from awakening a second time.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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In season two, Buffy's given a sword blessed by the virtuous knight who first slayed the demon Acathla. She has to use it to stop him from awakening a second time.



* While Showa ''Franchise/KamenRider'' heroes were for the most part bare-handed fighters (with a few notable exceptions like Series/KamenRiderX and Series/KamenRiderBlackRX), most Heisei Riders have had swords in one way or another, be it a late-game upgrade ([[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Perfect Zecter]], [[Series/KamenRiderW Prism Bicker]], [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Barizun Sword]]), WeaponOfChoice for one specific form ([[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Titan Sword]], [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Flame Saber]], [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Garulu Saber]]), one of the many forms of a SwissArmyWeapon ([[Series/KamenRiderDenO [=DenGasher=]]], [[Series/KamenRiderGaim DJ Gun]], [[Series/KamenRiderGhost [=GanGanSaber=]]]), or just an early-introduced normal use weapon ([[Series/KamenRiderOOO Medajalibur]], [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Daidaimaru and Musou Saber]], [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Handle Sword]]). Hell, one of the main Riders is called Series/KamenRiderBlade, who has two different swords he uses depending on his form.
** KamenRiderBlack also kinda inverts this, with melee focused hero Black fighting against sword-wielding foes like Birugenia and the {{big bad}} Shadow Moon.
* King Arthur from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. His sword, including {{Excalibur}}, is Arthur's WeaponOfChoice.

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* While Showa ''Franchise/KamenRider'' heroes were for the most part bare-handed fighters (with a few notable exceptions like Series/KamenRiderX and Series/KamenRiderBlackRX), most Heisei Riders have had swords in one way or another, be it a late-game upgrade ([[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Perfect Zecter]], [[Series/KamenRiderW Prism Bicker]], [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Barizun Sword]]), WeaponOfChoice for one specific form ([[Series/KamenRiderKuuga Titan Sword]], [[Series/KamenRiderAgito Flame Saber]], [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Garulu Saber]]), one of the many forms of a SwissArmyWeapon ([[Series/KamenRiderDenO [=DenGasher=]]], [[Series/KamenRiderGaim DJ Gun]], [[Series/KamenRiderGhost [=GanGanSaber=]]]), GanGanSaber]]), or just an early-introduced normal use weapon ([[Series/KamenRiderOOO Medajalibur]], [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Daidaimaru and Musou Saber]], [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Handle Sword]]). Hell, one of the main Riders is called Series/KamenRiderBlade, who has two different swords he uses depending on his form.
** KamenRiderBlack
form. ''Series/KamenRiderBlack'' also kinda inverts this, with melee focused hero Black fighting against sword-wielding foes like Birugenia and the {{big bad}} Shadow Moon.
* King Arthur from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}''. His sword, including {{Excalibur}}, is Arthur's WeaponOfChoice.



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* KingArthur received a sword twice. When he pulled the sword from the stone he proved he was the King, and then he received {{Excalibur}} after his first sword was broken.

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* KingArthur Myth/KingArthur received a sword twice. When he pulled the sword from the stone he proved he was the King, and then he received {{Excalibur}} after his first sword was broken.



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* Subverted in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'', Bee can summon a sword in times of need but she evidently favors [[ManBitesMan her teeth]] and when she does use the sword she doesn't use it properly when she fighting a monster.
-->'''Puppycat:''' Aw, siiick. Use the sword!\\
''(Bee starts bludgeoning the monster with her sword)''\\
'''Puppycat:''' USE THE SWORD AS A SWORD!\\
'''Bee:''' DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DOOOOOOO!
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* ''{{MAG ISA}}'' -- [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119833 Eman]] and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]] are the protagonists and they prefer swords.

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* ''{{MAG ISA}}'' ''Webcomic/MagIsa'' -- [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119833 Eman]] and [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119733 Claudita]] are the protagonists and they prefer swords.



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* Subverted in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'', Bee can summon a sword in times of need but she evidently favors [[ManBitesMan her teeth]] and when she does use the sword she doesn't use it properly when she fighting a monster.
-->'''Puppycat:''' Aw, siiick. Use the sword!\\
''(Bee starts bludgeoning the monster with her sword)''\\
'''Puppycat:''' USE THE SWORD AS A SWORD!\\
'''Bee:''' DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DOOOOOOO!

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* Subverted in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'', Bee can summon In ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'', Mark Leung, being TheHero of a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' parody, wields the obligatory sword in times of need but she evidently favors [[ManBitesMan her teeth]] and when she does use the sword she doesn't use after obtaining it properly when she fighting from a monster.
-->'''Puppycat:''' Aw, siiick. Use the sword!\\
''(Bee starts bludgeoning the monster with her sword)''\\
'''Puppycat:''' USE THE SWORD AS A SWORD!\\
'''Bee:''' DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DOOOOOOO!
dorm room.



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* In ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'', Mark Leung, being TheHero of a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' parody, wields the obligatory sword after obtaining it from a dorm room.

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--> '''Jesse Cox''': "He's the leader, he has swords. You know he's the leader because he has ''two'' swords."

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--> '''Jesse Cox''': "He's -->'''Jesse Cox:''' He's the leader, he has swords. You know he's the leader because he he has ''two'' swords."



29th Oct '16 2:27:37 AM Tyrathius
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': Meta-example. In ''Legion'', most of the artifact weapons are swords, at least for classes that can use them. When a fan asked why this was at a Q&A, [[WordOfGod Blizzard]] responded that swords were far and away the most popular weapon type used for transmog (at least for melee -casters tended to gravitate towards [[MagicStaff staves]]).
9th Sep '16 9:44:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Historically justified in that a good sword was a massively valuable item for the DarkAges[=/=]TheLowMiddleAges in Europe, when knighthood and heroic legends developed after TheRomanEmpire fell in the West. Anybody carrying one was either rich and powerful, or good enough to have been given one by someone rich and powerful, or good enough to have taken one off the above category and kept it. Because their owners(' servants) took good care of them, 'dropped' swords were invariably scavenged given their high (but declining) value, and weaponsmiths continued to make them because of the profitability of doing so the number of swords in circulation steadily increased throughout the Middle Ages. Ultimately swords became a relatively common weapon by the end of the period, but the folk memory of such times remained and can be seen today with all the swords of heroes in Western legends, like KingArthur's {{Excalibur}} and [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Roland's]] Durandal.

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* Historically justified in that a good sword was a massively valuable item for the DarkAges[=/=]TheLowMiddleAges in Europe, when knighthood and heroic legends developed after TheRomanEmpire UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire fell in the West. Anybody carrying one was either rich and powerful, or good enough to have been given one by someone rich and powerful, or good enough to have taken one off the above category and kept it. Because their owners(' servants) took good care of them, 'dropped' swords were invariably scavenged given their high (but declining) value, and weaponsmiths continued to make them because of the profitability of doing so the number of swords in circulation steadily increased throughout the Middle Ages. Ultimately swords became a relatively common weapon by the end of the period, but the folk memory of such times remained and can be seen today with all the swords of heroes in Western legends, like KingArthur's {{Excalibur}} and [[Literature/TheSongOfRoland Roland's]] Durandal.
27th Jul '16 6:40:45 AM Kakai
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* Kenton, the hero of ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', uses a sword - though that's mostly because it serves as a crutch to augment his pitiful [[DishingOutDirt Sand Mastery]], and it's uncertain whether he can actually use it as a ''weapon''.
12th Jul '16 2:57:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': [[RedHeadedHero Asuka]] used two swords fo fight.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': [[RedHeadedHero Asuka]] Asuka used two swords fo fight.
6th Jul '16 1:22:48 PM Malady
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* In ''VideoGames/LuxarenAllure'', the ChosenOne, Karuna, uses a sword, while her companions use [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and [[KnifeNut knives.]]

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* In ''VideoGames/LuxarenAllure'', ''VideoGame/LuxarenAllure'', the ChosenOne, Karuna, uses a sword, while her companions use [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and [[KnifeNut knives.]]
6th Jul '16 1:22:06 PM Malady
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* In ''VideoGames/LuxarenAllure'', the ChosenOne, Karuna, uses a sword, while her companions use [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] and [[KnifeNut knives.]]
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