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5th Aug '16 1:42:07 AM PaulA
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* Mellar from ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Jhereg]]'' was so skilled at swordsmanship that he successfully fought his way into the House of the Dzur: a task that required him to defeat ''seventeen'' of that battle-loving House's best warriors in one-on-one duels.

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* Mellar from ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Jhereg]]'' ''Literature/{{Jhereg}}'' was so skilled at swordsmanship that he successfully fought his way into the House of the Dzur: a task that required him to defeat ''seventeen'' of that battle-loving House's best warriors in one-on-one duels.
28th Jul '16 8:46:29 AM JoieDeCombat
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall and Seifer are renowned for being the only two to ever master using a gunblade, the awkward combination design of which makes it very difficult to learn to use effectively. This is reflected in [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration the game mechanics]] by both characters having [[{{Cap}}255%]] accuracy with the most basic models of their gunblades right from the start of the game, ensuring that they will never fail to land an attack.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall and Seifer are renowned for being the only two to ever master using a gunblade, the awkward combination design of which makes it very difficult to learn to use effectively. This is reflected in [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration the game mechanics]] by both characters having [[{{Cap}}255%]] [[{{Cap}} 255%]] accuracy with the most basic models of their gunblades right from the start of the game, ensuring that they will never fail to land an attack.
28th Jul '16 8:45:31 AM JoieDeCombat
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall and Seifer were renowned for being the only two to ever master using a gunblade.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', Squall and Seifer were are renowned for being the only two to ever master using a gunblade.gunblade, the awkward combination design of which makes it very difficult to learn to use effectively. This is reflected in [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration the game mechanics]] by both characters having [[{{Cap}}255%]] accuracy with the most basic models of their gunblades right from the start of the game, ensuring that they will never fail to land an attack.
28th Jul '16 8:33:05 AM Onomateopoetic
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* Genji, the resident CyborgNinja of the ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', is clearly a master swordsman. He regularly [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon deflects bullets, arrows, explosives]], even a storm of bullets from a gatling cannon can touch him... And he ''fires it all right back at them.'' His Ultimative Ability has him draw his actual katana (the deflection is actually done with a tanto, a 10" dagger), which he can cut through anyone an anything, doing the highest melee damage in the game. Killing four to five people in one Ult is not unknown off.

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* Genji, the resident CyborgNinja CyberNinja of the ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', is clearly a master swordsman. He regularly [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon [[AttackReflector deflects bullets, arrows, explosives]], even a storm of bullets from a gatling cannon can can't touch him... [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon And he ''fires fires it all right back at them.'' ]] ''With a [[KnifeFight wakizashi.]]''
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His Ultimative Ability has him draw his actual katana (the deflection is actually done with a tanto, a 10" dagger), katana, which he can cut through anyone an and anything, doing the highest melee damage in the game. Killing four to five people in one Ult is not unknown off.off.
---> [[PreAssKickingOneLiner ''Ryūjin no ken o kurae!'']]
28th Jul '16 8:22:05 AM Onomateopoetic
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* Genji, the resident CyborgNinja of the ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', is clearly a master swordsman. He regularly [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon deflects bullets, arrows, explosives]], even a storm of bullets from a gatling cannon can touch him... And he ''fires it all right back at them.'' His Ultimative Ability has him draw his actual katana (the deflection is actually done with a tanto, a 10" dagger), which he can cut through anyone an anything, doing the highest melee damage in the game. Killing four to five people in one Ult is not unknown off.
8th Jul '16 9:28:15 AM Lopiny
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* Jack from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' definitely qualifies. He's a master of just about every weapon and martial art known to man, but his primary weapon is a sword.

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* Jack from ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' definitely qualifies. He's a master of just about every weapon and martial art known to man, but his primary weapon is a sword. The Scotsman qualifies as well, by virtue of matching him blow-for-blow for three days on end without taking one scratch.
27th Jun '16 1:14:13 AM foxley
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* Franchise/{{Batman}} foe the Cavalier is an expert swordsman, who sometimes wields an electrified rapier. In "Where Were You on the Night Batman was Killed?", he claims to killed Batman in a sword duel.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}} foe the Cavalier is an expert swordsman, who sometimes wields an electrified rapier. In "Where Were You on the Night Batman was Killed?", he claims to killed Batman in a sword duel.duel, and he is good enough that people are willing to give serious consideration to this claim.
27th Jun '16 12:52:01 AM foxley
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%%* {{Katana}} in Franchise/TheDCU.

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%%* * {{Katana}} in Franchise/TheDCU.Franchise/TheDCU. In addition to being a master swordswoman, her sword Soultaker can take the souls of those it kills, storing them inside the sword, where they can engage in limited communication with whoever wields it.



* In ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' (#49), the Count defeats both Zorro and D'Artagnan with the blade. Given the age of Dracula's birth and the length of his Unlife, it makes sense that he'd be a consummate duelist; as ''Film/GroundhogDay'' showed, practice anything for enough centuries and you'll get really good. Then again, the story does leave us asking OrWasItADream

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* In ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' (#49), the Count defeats both Zorro and D'Artagnan with the blade. Given the age of Dracula's birth and the length of his Unlife, it makes sense that he'd be a consummate duelist; as ''Film/GroundhogDay'' showed, practice anything for enough centuries and you'll get really good. Then again, the story does leave us asking OrWasItADreamOrWasItADream.
* Franchise/{{Batman}} foe the Cavalier is an expert swordsman, who sometimes wields an electrified rapier. In "Where Were You on the Night Batman was Killed?", he claims to killed Batman in a sword duel.
26th Jun '16 10:28:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Many characters in Creator/SMStirling's Literature/{{Emberverse}}, notably Mike Havel, Norman Arminger, Pam Arnstein, Astrid Larsson, Tiphaine d'Ath, Rudi Mackenzie, and Mathilda Arminger.
** It's also worth noting that all but the last two on the list began training with swords in adulthood, and frequently comment on how ''scarily'' competent the "kids", who are in their early twenties but have trained since childhood, are.

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* Many characters in Creator/SMStirling's Literature/{{Emberverse}}, notably Mike Havel, Norman Arminger, Pam Arnstein, Astrid Larsson, Larsson and Tiphaine d'Ath, d'Ath. Rudi Mackenzie, Mackenzie and Mathilda Arminger.
** It's also worth noting that all but the last two on the list
Arminger began training with swords in adulthood, and frequently comment on how ''scarily'' competent the "kids", who are in their early twenties but have trained since childhood, are.
26th Jun '16 7:18:41 AM Divra
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** It's also worth noting that all but the last two on the list began training with swords in adulthood, and frequently comment on how ''scarily'' competent the "kids", who are in their early twenties but have trained since childhood, are.
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