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24th Jul '17 1:07:41 AM Drcynic24
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* In ''Film/TheAdventureOfSherlockHolmesSmarterBrother'', Sigerson (GeneWilder) and Prof. Moriarty (Leo McKern) boast to each other about their swordsmanship and have a duel on a high ledge in the climax. Wilder, who also wrote and directed the movie, was a champion fencer in cCollege at the University of Iowa, making him a real life example of this trope.
12th Jul '17 6:38:14 AM LentilSandEater
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* Several from the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, which shares many characters with ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Though the main characters wield giant Keys, they are functionally magic swords. In that vein, MickeyMouse and Riku are Master Swordsman, as well as Terra, Xehanort, and Eraqus from the prequel (Aqua and Ven from the prequel probably don't count as one specializes in {{magic|Knight}} while the other is just generally inexperienced). You also have [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]], {{Disney/Mulan}} eventually, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Leon]], and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa]]. However, the main character, Sora, comes to eclipse them all due to the sheer amount of experience he has whacking {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and Disney Villains with his Keyblade.

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* Several from the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, which shares many characters with ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''. Though the main characters wield giant Keys, they are functionally magic swords. In that vein, MickeyMouse and Riku are Master Swordsman, as well as Terra, Xehanort, and Eraqus from the prequel (Aqua and Ven from the prequel probably don't count as one specializes in {{magic|Knight}} while the other is just generally inexperienced).prequel. You also have [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]], {{Disney/Mulan}} eventually, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Leon]], and [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa]]. However, the main character, Sora, comes to eclipse them all due to the sheer amount of experience he has whacking {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and Disney Villains with his Keyblade.
12th Jul '17 6:36:47 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[TrainingFromHell Bro Strider]], [[TheAce Dirk Strider]] and [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Bro's [[ImplausibleFencingPowers feats]] include slicing a meteor in half with a katana and cutting the disc on Dave's shirt without cutting the shirt itself. Dirk's proven to be no slouch as well holding his own against [[TheBrute Hegemonic Brute]] and [[MechaMooks an army of imperial drones.]] Jack Noir however takes the cake, dueling Bro to a stand still [[spoiler:and later defeating him out right]].
** [[MagnificentBitch Terezi]] is capable of wielding her [[SwordCane Cane Swords]] quite effectively. [[BlindWeaponmaster While blind.]]

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* [[TrainingFromHell Bro Strider]], [[TheAce Dirk Strider]] Strider]], [[MagnificentBitch Terezi]] and [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Bro's [[ImplausibleFencingPowers feats]] include slicing a meteor in half with a katana and cutting the disc on Dave's shirt without cutting the shirt itself. Dirk's proven to be no slouch as well holding his own against [[TheBrute Hegemonic Brute]] and [[MechaMooks an army of imperial drones.]] Jack Noir however takes the cake, dueling Bro to a stand still [[spoiler:and later defeating him out right]].
** [[MagnificentBitch Terezi]]
right]]. Terezi is capable of wielding her [[SwordCane Cane Swords]] quite effectively. [[BlindWeaponmaster While blind.]]
7th Jul '17 5:29:17 PM LovePsychothefirst
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'''s [[ActionGirl Milla]] [[GodInHumanForm Maxwell]] is ''heavily'' implied to be this. Though she at first relied on the Great Spirits to do anything (leaving her unable to [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration even combo]] for a time) she's later shown, only a few months later, to have progressed to an advanced understanding of sword techniques.
7th Jul '17 12:33:40 PM EDP
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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse stories set in times where swords are a common weapon [[DependingOnTheWriter usually]] have ''DonaldDuck'' as one, capable of slicing the weapons of an entire army with ''one stroke''. Even modern Donald is no slouch but not comparable, as a stroke from his sword slices "only" a dozen or so enemy swords.

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* ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse stories ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics examples:
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set in times where swords are a common weapon [[DependingOnTheWriter usually]] have ''DonaldDuck'' as one, capable of slicing the weapons of an entire army with ''one stroke''. Even modern Donald is no slouch but not comparable, as a stroke from his sword slices "only" a dozen or so enemy swords.swords.
** MickeyMouse is also portrayed as one, with stories set in modern times establishing him as a hobbyst fencer of olympionic-level skills. Then there's the middle ages and fantasy stories that put him on the same level as middle ages Donald. The culmination was in "Mickey Mouse and the Invincible Sword", where he was so good that he was actually convinced he was wielding an invincible magic sword until the sword's smith explained otherwise (even re-enacting the IAmNotLeftHanded scene from Film/ThePrincessBride, with Mickey as the one who switched hands later), and its sequel "Mickey Mouse and the Sword of Time", where his opponent had an invincible sword that could block all attacks by seeing the future and he ''won by exhaustion'' (the sword made the wielder slim down until he disappeared. His opponent was [[FatBastard Pete]]... And Mickey matched him for hours, until Pete realized what the sword was doing him and dropped it in horror).
28th Jun '17 7:26:27 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* The old ''Tales'' character cameo BonusBoss in the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' coliseums will invariably be billed as either a stupendously skilled foreigner or the greatest swordsman in the world. There are also these in actual canon, and often they will berate the BookDumb main character for their crude self-taught technique instead of a "real" style. Early examples: Ras to Rid in ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', Kratos to Lloyd in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' [[BigBad Van]] is confirmed to be this. [[TheHero Luke]] beating him confirms he has become one.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' [[BadassNormal Yuri]] fits this in a [[TechnicianVersusPerformer Performer]] fashion; the only one that beats him is [[OldMaster Don]] [[BadassGrandpa Whitehorse]] who's a MasterSwordsman of even more experience.

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* The old ''Tales'' character cameo BonusBoss in the ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' coliseums will invariably be billed as either a stupendously skilled foreigner or the greatest swordsman in the world. There are also these in actual canon, and often they will berate the BookDumb main character for their crude self-taught technique instead of a "real" style. Early examples: Ras to Rid Ried in ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', Kratos to Lloyd in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Though in the case of the latter [[spoiler: Lloyd manages to become one himself as he wins the last DuelBoss against Kratos, ''without'' him holding back.]]
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'''s [[BigBad Van]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Grants]] is confirmed to be this. [[TheHero Luke]] beating him at the end confirms he has become one.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' [[BadassNormal Yuri]] [[BloodKnight Lowell]] fits this in a [[TechnicianVersusPerformer Performer]] fashion; the only one that beats him is [[OldMaster Don]] [[BadassGrandpa Whitehorse]] who's a MasterSwordsman of even more experience.experience. His comments about how he never could beat [[ChildhoodFriend Flynn]] [[KnightInShiningArmour Scifo]] (at least until the DuelBoss with him) suggests he's also one of some calibre.
27th Jun '17 9:07:06 PM creader
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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''

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* Shizu from LightNovel/KinosJourney is one, being able to deflect bullets with his sword just by moving it slightly.

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* Shizu from LightNovel/KinosJourney ''LightNovel/KinosJourney'' is one, being able to deflect bullets with his sword just by moving it slightly.slightly.
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Cloud, who expertly uses a composite BFS composed of [[BifurcatedWeapon six component swords]], either individually or in DualWielding combos.



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* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Cloud, who expertly uses a composite BFS composed of [[BifurcatedWeapon six component swords]], either individually or in DualWielding combos.
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25th Jun '17 10:44:07 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' [[BigBad Van]] is confirmed to be this. [[TheHero Luke]] beating him confirms he has become one.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' [[BadassNormal Yuri]] fits this in a [[TechnicianVersusPerformer Performer]] fashion; the only one that beats him is [[OldMaster Don]] [[BadassGrandpa Whitehorse]] who's a MasterSwordsman of even more experience.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' has [[BigBad Artorius]] [[LightIsNotGood Collbrande]] and [[{{Samurai}} Shigure]] [[BadassNormal Rangetsu]]. [[spoiler: Even after Rokurou wins against Shigure near the end, he admits he still has a long way to go; he needed ''three'' swords to match Shigure's one.]]
21st Jun '17 10:55:19 AM BeerBaron
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** Frandar Hunding was a Redguard hero known as an "Ansei": swordsmen that could create weapons ''[[InsubstantialIngredients with their minds.]]'' Says Allena Benoch, another Master Swordsman, of Hunding and swordsmanship in general:

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** This is the "[[PlanetOfHats hat]]" for the Redguards, a ProudWarriorRace of [[ScaryBlackMan dark-skinned]] [[HumansAreWarriors humans]] whose [[CultureChopSuey culture is a blend]] of the [[ArabianNightsDays Moors, Arabs]], and ''[[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Samurai]]''. They are acknowledged as the most masterful swordsmen in Tamriel, with their race's SacredScripture being a treatise on ''sword techniques''. Even among the Redguards, there are some who take it to another level:
*** The [[TheOrder Ansei, or "Sword Saints",]] were an order made up of the greatest "sword singers," [[{{Precursors}} Yokudan]] warriors who follow "The Way of the Sword," a martial philosophy on blade mastery. So great was their mastery of the blade that they could [[SpontaneousWeaponCreation manifest a sword from their very soul, known as a Shehai or "Spirit Sword"]]. Ansei of the highest ranks had Shehai which shined brighter and were much deadlier. Described as an "unstoppable weapon of great might" that could cut down foes like "a scythe through wheat", disarming such an Ansei could only be done by severing their head or taking their mind. (However, there was some evidence to suggest the Shehai of an Ansei could be shattered, leaving behind only its essence.) The greatest Ansei could use a technique known as the "Pankratosword," which allowed them to "[[FantasticNuke cut the atomos]]" with their Shehai (and may have been responsible for the [[DoomedHometown destruction of Yokuda]]). Considered to be a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, the Pankratosword has since been lost to history. ([[UnreliableNarrator If it ever actually existed at all]].) While the Ansei came with the Redguards to Tamriel, their numbers dwindled over time. There hasn't been a known Ansei warrior since the 2nd Era, and by the 4th Era, they are considered a myth.
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Frandar Hunding was a Redguard hero known as an "Ansei": swordsmen that could create weapons ''[[InsubstantialIngredients with their minds.]]'' perhaps the greatest of the Ansei. Says Allena Benoch, another Master Swordsman, of Hunding and swordsmanship in general:



** An in-universe short story states that there were some Redguard masters so skilled that their blades could be used to [[FantasticNuke cut atoms]], causing the massive explosion that destroyed their home continent of Yokuda. Cyrus the Restless (the protagonist of the spin-off game ''Redguard'') bluffs Vivec with the very ''idea'' of it and forces the PhysicalGod to comply with his demands. Considered to be a DangerousForbiddenTechnique, it has since been lost to history. ([[UnreliableNarrator If it ever actually existed at all]].)
28th May '17 4:16:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Brienne of Tarth also shows significant skill, but is generally underestimated because of her sex. She's the winner of Renly's tourney, defeating all opponents, including the Knight of Flowers who's taken on the Mountain and the Kingslayer and won. She quickly takes down the members of Renly's Kingsguard who try to kill her, and even the Kingslayer seems impressed when he first sees her in action. Come Season 3, she easily defeats Jaime. Granted, he was wearing manacles at the time and somewhat out-of-practice, but it's still no mean feat, particularly since near the end of their engagement, she actually looked slightly ''bored''. She also beat Sandor Clegane, who himself is one of the few people who can match his brother, The Mountain.

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** Brienne of Tarth also shows significant skill, but is generally underestimated because of her sex. She's the winner of Renly's tourney, defeating all opponents, including the Knight of Flowers who's taken on the Mountain and the Kingslayer and won.Loras Tyrell, who is considered a great warrior. She quickly takes down the members of Renly's Kingsguard who try to kill her, and even the Kingslayer seems impressed when he first sees her in action. Come Season 3, she easily defeats Jaime. Granted, he was wearing manacles at the time and somewhat out-of-practice, but it's still no mean feat, particularly since near the end of their engagement, she actually looked slightly ''bored''. She also beat Sandor Clegane, who himself is one of the few people who can match his brother, The Mountain.
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