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19th Mar '17 11:50:15 AM ultimomant
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* ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse]]'' has "plasma sword", one of Earth improvements over alien plasma weapons from the first game. When off it looks like a long and narrow serrated metal cone with a handle and a guard. When on it is engulfed by plasma. In game terms it is a plasma gun with very short range (1 square, sometimes 2 because of a bug) but unlimited ammo and highest damage. (Rockets and explosives do 2-4 times more damage, but the sword has higher fire rate.) Unfortunately they only appear in stores 1-2 weeks after the game starts and are always in short supply -- by the time you get enough for the whole squad, you would already have armed them with captured heavy disruptors (10% weaker, but with unlimited range).

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse]]'' ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' has "plasma sword", one of Earth improvements over alien plasma weapons from the first game. When off it looks like a long and narrow serrated metal cone with a handle and a guard. When on it is engulfed by plasma. In game terms it is a plasma gun with very short range (1 square, sometimes 2 because of a bug) but unlimited ammo and highest damage. (Rockets and explosives do 2-4 times more damage, but the sword has higher fire rate.) Unfortunately they only appear in stores 1-2 weeks after the game starts and are always in short supply -- by the time you get enough for the whole squad, you would already have armed them with captured heavy disruptors (10% weaker, but with unlimited range).


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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', Mysterious Heroine X and her Alter form are parodies of Star Wars characters, so their Noble Phantasms are lightsabers.
17th Mar '17 4:39:19 PM MrUnderhill
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** In the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', Sigma used his own saber during his first boss phase, which looked almost ''exactly'' like the Z-Saber despite predating it, as Zero himself didn't use the Z-Saber at that point. This prompted a few EpilepticTrees over whether or not it's the same sword.

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** In the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', Sigma used his own saber during his first boss phase, which looked almost ''exactly'' like the Z-Saber despite predating it, as Zero himself didn't use the Z-Saber at in that point.game. This prompted a few EpilepticTrees over whether or not it's the same sword.
17th Mar '17 4:38:41 PM MrUnderhill
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** In the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', Sigma used his own saber during his first boss phase, which looked almost ''exactly'' like the Z-Saber, despite predating it as Zero himself didn't use the Z-Saber at that point. This prompted a few EpilepticTrees over whether or not it's the same sword.

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** In the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', Sigma used his own saber during his first boss phase, which looked almost ''exactly'' like the Z-Saber, Z-Saber despite predating it it, as Zero himself didn't use the Z-Saber at that point. This prompted a few EpilepticTrees over whether or not it's the same sword.
17th Mar '17 4:37:42 PM MrUnderhill
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** The final boss in the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' used, you guessed it, a lightsaber.

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** The final boss in In the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' used, you guessed it, ''VideoGame/MegaManX'', Sigma used his own saber during his first boss phase, which looked almost ''exactly'' like the Z-Saber, despite predating it as Zero himself didn't use the Z-Saber at that point. This prompted a lightsaber.few EpilepticTrees over whether or not it's the same sword.
7th Mar '17 8:58:49 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Legacy Of the Rasengan:Naruto'' : Naruto's Kaze Kiwa no Jutsu combines this trope (blade-shaped chakra) with RazorWind. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Yes it is awesome.]] The length can be determined depending on how much chakra you pour in.

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* ''Legacy Of the Rasengan:Naruto'' : Naruto's Kaze Kiwa no Jutsu combines this trope (blade-shaped chakra) with RazorWind. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Yes it is awesome.]] awesome. The length can be determined depending on how much chakra you pour in.



* [[SonicBoomBeyondTheBlackhorizon Sonic Boom: Beyond the Black Horizon]]: This is one of the functions of the Enerbeam; in fact, it's the first one that Sonic figures out how to use. The shape and length of the blade varies by user; Sonic's has a decent range whilst Knuckles's is more or less a punching dagger. Lyric dual-wields a set of more traditional beam sabres.

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* [[SonicBoomBeyondTheBlackhorizon Sonic Boom: Beyond the Black Horizon]]: ''Fanfic/SonicBoomBeyondTheBlackHorizon'': This is one of the functions of the Enerbeam; in fact, it's the first one that Sonic figures out how to use. The shape and length of the blade varies by user; Sonic's has a decent range whilst Knuckles's is more or less a punching dagger. Lyric dual-wields a set of more traditional beam sabres.
17th Feb '17 11:10:23 PM Tyk5919
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* Rex and Kane, the two ''Tyrannosaurus rexes'' in ''ComicBook/JurassicStrikeForceFive'', frequently use their laser swords during major battles.
4th Feb '17 2:20:04 PM MeleKalikimaka
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* One of these is wielded by a [[HumanAliens Human Alien]] named Akton in the ''Series/StarWars''-inspired {{Mockbuster}}, ''Film/{{Starcrash}}''.
29th Jan '17 1:33:15 PM tkzv
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* In ''Wolfling'' (1969) by Creator/GordonRDickson the preferred weapon of High-Born (haughty, but highly advanced HumanAliens ruling an interstellar empire) are hand-sized "pipes" that project an energy beam, length of which can be varied during fight.

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* In ''Wolfling'' (1969) by Creator/GordonRDickson the preferred weapon of High-Born (haughty, but highly advanced HumanAliens ruling an interstellar empire) are hand-sized "pipes" "rods" that project an energy beam, length of which can be varied during fight.
26th Jan '17 8:08:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''StarCraft'', Protoss Zealots wield PsychicPower-fueled energy swords called "Psi Blades". Dark Templar wield more powerful blades, but with a different power source, called "Warp Blades". They are even color-coded, similar to lightsabers; the standard Khalai[=/=]Daelaam Protoss use blue blades, the Nerazim (the Dark Templars' sect) use Void-powered green blades, while - as revealed in ''Legacy of the Void'' - the very Sith-like Tal'darim have red blades. While most Protoss have to use arm-mounted projectors with built-in amplification crystals to create and project their blades, ExpandedUniverse novels imply that especially-powerful Protoss like Tassadar can create those at will without the use of amplifiers. [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Narud]] also displays the ability to form a crimson psi-blade without an emitter]].

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* In ''StarCraft'', ''VideoGame/StarCraft'', Protoss Zealots wield PsychicPower-fueled energy swords called "Psi Blades". Dark Templar wield more powerful blades, but with a different power source, called "Warp Blades". They are even color-coded, similar to lightsabers; the standard Khalai[=/=]Daelaam Protoss use blue blades, the Nerazim (the Dark Templars' sect) use Void-powered green blades, while - as revealed in ''Legacy of the Void'' - the very Sith-like Tal'darim have red blades. While most Protoss have to use arm-mounted projectors with built-in amplification crystals to create and project their blades, ExpandedUniverse novels imply that especially-powerful Protoss like Tassadar can create those at will without the use of amplifiers. [[spoiler:[[TheDragon Narud]] also displays the ability to form a crimson psi-blade without an emitter]].
15th Jan '17 7:29:44 PM Owlorange1995
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* A lightsaber in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is composed of a metal hilt that projects a three-foot colored beam of energy that serves as a blade. They can cut through virtually any physical substance, even thick metal bulkheads, but bounce off of each other to enable swordfights. George Lucas intended them to make Jedi more like a classic KnightErrant or samurai. Because they are close-range weapons and can be used to block and reflect blaster fire, they are supposed to be seen as defensive weapons, showing that Jedi use force only to protect themselves. This characterization is pretty much abandoned with Jedi of the Dark Side, who use lightsabers just as readily. Lucas sometimes calls them "laser swords" in interviews and in fact uses this term in the original script, this carries to the prequel where child Anakin explicitly called it a "laser sword" when he saw Qui-Gon for the first time and immediately recognized the latter as a Jedi Knight.

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* A lightsaber in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is composed of a metal hilt that projects a three-foot colored beam of energy that serves as a blade. The energy is provided by a "kyber crytal" stored in the hilt. They can cut through virtually any physical substance, even thick metal bulkheads, but bounce off of each other to enable swordfights. George Lucas intended them to make Jedi more like a classic KnightErrant or samurai. Because they are close-range weapons and can be used to block and reflect blaster fire, they are supposed to be seen as defensive weapons, showing that Jedi use force only to protect themselves. This characterization is pretty much abandoned with Jedi of the Dark Side, who use lightsabers just as readily. Lucas sometimes calls them "laser swords" in interviews and in fact uses this term in the original script, this carries to the prequel where child Anakin explicitly called it a "laser sword" when he saw Qui-Gon for the first time and immediately recognized the latter as a Jedi Knight. Several characters also have their own take on the lightsaber:
** Darth Maul has a special hilt that can project a blade from either end.
** Count Dooku has a pistol grip for his lightsaber, enabling him to use fencing techniques.
** Kylo Ren has a lightsaber with two horizontal blades jutting from the hilt, like a crossguard. This design was a necessity due to Kylo Ren only having a cracked kyber crystal, the energy of which became unstable. He displays the ability to [[WeaponizedExhaust jab the crossguards]] into his foes in a BladeLock.
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