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25th Apr '16 12:44:48 PM foxmccloud4387
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* Assassin from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' uses an extremely long-bladed katana ([[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana nodachi, really]]). The weapon's great reach, his excellent skills, and a nigh-undodgeable ultimate technique make him a very difficult recurring opponent to the Western swordswoman protagonist, Saber. This technique isn't even really a special, unique skill like the other Servants have -- [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower He's just that good.]] Unusually, the story does point out a weakness in katanas/nodachis when compared to heavy Western blades: they get chipped and bent easily. When he duels Saber and her magic Western longsword, he can only parry her blows, since blocking them would damage his nodachi. [[spoiler:When he's forced to block one of her attacks anyways, the resulting bend on his sword leaves a fatal opening in his strongest sword attack, which Saber naturally exploits to defeat him.]]

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* Assassin from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' uses an extremely long-bladed katana ([[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana nodachi, really]]). The weapon's great reach, his excellent skills, and a nigh-undodgeable ultimate technique make him a very difficult recurring opponent to the Western swordswoman protagonist, Saber. This technique isn't even really a special, unique skill like the other Servants have -- [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower He's just that good.]] Unusually, the story does point out a weakness in katanas/nodachis when compared to heavy Western blades: they get chipped and bent easily. When he duels Saber and her magic Western longsword, he can only parry her blows, since blocking them would damage his nodachi.nodachi while leaving Saber's own sword undamaged. [[spoiler:When he's forced to block one of her attacks anyways, the resulting bend on his sword leaves a fatal opening in his strongest sword attack, which Saber naturally exploits to defeat him.]]
17th Apr '16 10:56:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' plays this trope straight, as the strongest sword one can find in the game is a Daedric Dai-katana. There is also a magical artifact called Goldbrand, which is a one-handed Katana.
** As good as the Daedric Dai-Katana is, later on when you take on the Tribunal expansion's quests, you can get a better sword, Trueflame. Not only does it have better stats, it's one handed and can be used with a shield.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' plays this trope straight, as the strongest non-unique sword one can find in the game sword type is a Daedric Dai-katana. Dai-katanas. There is also a magical artifact called Goldbrand, which is a one-handed Katana.
** As good as the Daedric Dai-Katana is, later on when you take on the Tribunal expansion's quests, you can get a better sword, Trueflame. Not only does it have better stats, it's one handed and can be used with a shield.
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16th Apr '16 4:47:20 PM Seth_Phoenix2000
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** As good as the Daedric Dai-Katana is, later on when you take on the Tribunal expansion's quests, you can get a better sword, Trueflame. Not only does it have better stats, it's one handed and can be used with a shield.
30th Mar '16 5:36:15 AM AceOfScarabs
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** Turning it up a few notches, Kyoshiro Tohdoh, CG's Manly Japanese Guy has a Chainsaw Katana with ''rockets'' on it. To make it hit harder, of course. And change directions, letting him hit you, even if you dodge. And a rocket powered spike thing on the bottom of the handle, just in case you can dodge that, too.

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** Turning it up a few notches, Kyoshiro Tohdoh, CG's Manly Japanese Guy has a Chainsaw Katana with ''rockets'' on it. To make it hit harder, of course. And change directions, letting him hit you, even if you dodge. And a rocket powered spike thing spiked pommel modification on the bottom of the handle, just in case you can dodge that, too.
29th Mar '16 11:58:10 AM foxmccloud4387
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* Assassin from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' uses an extremely long-bladed katana ([[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana nodachi, really]]). The weapon's great reach, his excellent skills, and a nigh-undodgeable ultimate technique make him a very difficult recurring opponent to the Western swordswoman protagonist, Saber. This technique isn't even really a special, unique skill like the other Servants have -- [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower He's just that good.]] Unusually, the story does point out a weakness in katanas/nodachis when compared to heavy Western blades: they get chipped and bent easily. [[spoiler:Having his sword slightly bent against Saber's Excalibur leaves a fatal opening in his attacks, which Saber naturally exploits to defeat him.]]

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* Assassin from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' uses an extremely long-bladed katana ([[EveryJapaneseSwordIsAKatana nodachi, really]]). The weapon's great reach, his excellent skills, and a nigh-undodgeable ultimate technique make him a very difficult recurring opponent to the Western swordswoman protagonist, Saber. This technique isn't even really a special, unique skill like the other Servants have -- [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower He's just that good.]] Unusually, the story does point out a weakness in katanas/nodachis when compared to heavy Western blades: they get chipped and bent easily. [[spoiler:Having When he duels Saber and her magic Western longsword, he can only parry her blows, since blocking them would damage his nodachi. [[spoiler:When he's forced to block one of her attacks anyways, the resulting bend on his sword slightly bent against Saber's Excalibur leaves a fatal opening in his attacks, strongest sword attack, which Saber naturally exploits to defeat him.]]
28th Mar '16 7:52:48 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Gemini Sunrise's weapon in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: So Long, My Love'' is a katana. Sakura Shinguji herself also wields a katana.

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* Gemini Sunrise's weapon in ''VideoGame/SakuraWars: So Long, My Love'' is a katana. In ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', Sakura Shinguji herself also wields a katana.and [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove Gemini Sunrise]] both wield katanas. {{Player Character}}s Ichiro Ogami and Shinjiro Taiga do them better by duel-wielding katanas. To top it off, their [[{{Mecha}} Kohbu/Stars]] wield them as well.
17th Mar '16 11:05:43 AM Edrobot
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** It's sister series, ''VideoGame/Samurai Warriors'' downplays this. While a few characters do use Katanas, they're only a small fraction of the game's playable cast.

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** It's sister series, ''VideoGame/Samurai Warriors'' ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' downplays this. While a few characters do use Katanas, they're only a small fraction of the game's playable cast.
17th Mar '16 11:05:27 AM Edrobot
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** It's sister series, ''VideoGame/Samurai Warriors'' downplays this. While a few characters do use Katanas, they're only a small fraction of the game's playable cast.
23rd Jan '16 4:16:07 AM Gamezfan
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** In ''VideoGame/{{XenobladeChroniclesX}}'', the Longsword weapon type varies from mechanical straight swords to laser-chainsaws. However, the traditional katanas dropped by end-game bosses severely outclass '''every other weapon in the game.'''
20th Jan '16 12:01:59 AM DarkMask
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* In the first ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' game is the 修羅刃 Shuraba, a demonic katana said to beat with the heart of an Ashura. It's one of the earlier weapons gained in the game, and also one of the best balanced melee weapons, making it very popular for combos. It was so popular it's one of two of the original game weapons that are brought back in the sequel, ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}''.
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