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4th Dec '16 12:36:16 PM JoieDeCombat
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* Danielle de Barbarac of ''Film/EverAfter'' is allegedly this; she says her father taught her, and she does defeat the film's secondary villain this way. However, since we never see her father teach her, or even use a sword, it comes across as SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat.

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* Danielle de Barbarac of ''Film/EverAfter'' is allegedly this; she says claims that her deceased father was an expert swordsman and taught her to be likewise. Given that her father taught her, and died when she does defeat the film's secondary villain this way. However, since we never see her father teach her, or even use a sword, it comes across as SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat. was eight years old, however, it's entirely likely that she's bluffing.
4th Dec '16 12:29:33 PM Moopsball
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** His Ultimative Ability has him draw his actual katana, which he can cut through anyone and 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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** His Ultimative Ultimate Ability has him draw his actual katana, which he can cut through anyone and 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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* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'' has Daresso, the Sword King, who was in life the greatest champion of the Grand Arena of Theopolis. He is still revered over a century after his disappearance, with both Vagan the Weaponmaster and the Duelist player character speaking of him with awe. He also provides a ''brutally'' difficult boss fight, being [[LightningBruiser fast and strong]] and having the [[AlwaysAccurateAttack Resolute Technique]] trait.
4th Dec '16 11:15:23 AM Morgenthaler
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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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* ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Cloud, who expertly uses a composite BFS composed of [[BifurcatedWeapon six component swords]], either individually or in DualWielding combos.
4th Dec '16 10:16:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' has [[RealMenWearPink Kuroh]] [[TheLancer Yatogami]] and [[AgentPeacock Yukari]] [[TheDragon Mishakuji]], both {{Badass}}, both trained by the same master: [[CoolOldGuy Ichigen]] [[{{Seer}} Miwa]]. He could have probably [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] both of his students but being a PostHumousCharacter (and previously an IllBoy) means that won't ever happen. As is, Yukari is better than Kuroh (who can wipe the floor with everyone except for [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Kings]]) [[spoiler:until the finale of the 2nd season where Kuroh manages to reach beyond him in skill.]] Bonus points for all of them invoking {{Samurai}} aesthetics in different ways.

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* ''Anime/{{K}}'' has [[RealMenWearPink Kuroh]] [[TheLancer Yatogami]] and [[AgentPeacock Yukari]] [[TheDragon Mishakuji]], both {{Badass}}, badass, both trained by the same master: [[CoolOldGuy Ichigen]] [[{{Seer}} Miwa]]. He could have probably [[CurbStompBattle curb stomped]] both of his students but being a PostHumousCharacter (and previously an IllBoy) means that won't ever happen. As is, Yukari is better than Kuroh (who can wipe the floor with everyone except for [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Kings]]) [[spoiler:until the finale of the 2nd season where Kuroh manages to reach beyond him in skill.]] Bonus points for all of them invoking {{Samurai}} aesthetics in different ways.
1st Dec '16 7:44:37 AM CaptainCrawdad
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:[[ASongOfIceAndFire Stick 'em with]] [[GameOfThrones the pointy end]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:[[ASongOfIceAndFire Stick 'em with]] [[GameOfThrones the [-[[caption-width-right:250:The pointy end]].end goes in the other man.]]-]
30th Nov '16 7:00:18 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:[[ASongOfIceAndFire Stick 'em with the pointy end]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:[[ASongOfIceAndFire Stick 'em with with]] [[GameOfThrones the pointy end]].]]-]
30th Nov '16 6:59:38 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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[-[[caption-width-right:250:The pointy end goes in the other man.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:250:The [-[[caption-width-right:250:[[ASongOfIceAndFire Stick 'em with the pointy end goes in the other man.end]].]]-]
29th Nov '16 9:39:47 PM IndustriousArc
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*''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11962940/1/ A Brighter Dark]]'': The very first scene is of [[FireEmblemFates]] Corrin walking into a dungeon, arming three prisoners, and ordering them to try to kill her. At the same time. Naturally, she's able to defeat them all with barely any effort.
**And she's still no match compared to her brother.
5th Nov '16 1:55:41 PM Ninjatwist_
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** Interestingly, [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] Hive Tyrants, armed with razor-sharp bone blades on arms. The Swarmlord takes this to an even greater degree, wielding FOUR swords at once and creating an impenetrable wall of whirling blades to anything that tries to engage it in melee.
** The Tau are more known for their skill at long-range combat, but they have produced a few skilled close-quarters combatants. [[DefectorFromDecadence Commander Farsight]]'s AceCustom Crisis battlesuit is armed with a huge sword, the Dawn Blade, speculated to be of Necron, Chaos or Eldar origin, and he's good enough with it to have fought the previously-mentioned Swarmlord to a draw. The [[CoolOldGuy Ethereal Aun'shi]] is a master with the ritual [[BladeOnAStick Honour Blade]]; in one battle where a mining colony was under attack by Orks, TheCavalry arrived just in time to find him at the gates to an Ethereal shrine, surrounded by Ork corpses, his Honour Blade slick with blood.
** The [[SuperSoldier Space Marines]] often wield swords of various kinds and are extremely proficient at wielding them. Even among the Space Marines, Lucius the Eternal is considered a supremely powerful swordsman, capable of cutting down several times his number of elite Space Marines with little difficulty.
*** Lucius has weird fluff. While it is established that he is a superb swordsman, same fluff outright states that Lucius loses duels rather often. Even worse is the fact that due to Lucius ability[[note]]Due to patronage of Slaanesh, Lucius is reborn in the bodies of those who kill him. The souls of those unfortunate are eternally bound to his armor.[[/note]], it results in the fact that Lucius rather often kills Xenos and Chaos Champions that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain possess skills superior to his own.]]

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** Interestingly, While [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid]] Hive Tyrants, are armed with razor-sharp bone blades on arms. arms, [[GeniusBruiser The Swarmlord Swarmlord]] takes this to an even greater degree, wielding FOUR [[MultiArmedAndDangerous FOUR]] swords at once and creating an impenetrable wall of whirling blades to anything that tries to engage it in melee.
** The Tau are more known for their skill power at long-range combat, but they have produced a few skilled close-quarters combatants. [[DefectorFromDecadence Commander Farsight]]'s AceCustom Crisis battlesuit is armed with a huge sword, the Dawn Blade, speculated [[spoiler:speculated to be of Necron, Chaos or Eldar origin, origin]], and he's good enough with it to have fought the previously-mentioned Swarmlord to a draw. draw.[[note]]Don't try this in the game though, Farsight ''will'' get brutally slaughtered.[[/note]] The [[CoolOldGuy Ethereal Aun'shi]] is a master with the ritual [[BladeOnAStick Honour Blade]]; in one battle where a mining colony was under attack by Orks, TheCavalry arrived just in time to find him at the gates to an Ethereal shrine, surrounded by Ork corpses, his Honour Blade slick with blood.
** The [[SuperSoldier Space Marines]] Marines]], both Loyal and Chaos, often wield swords of various kinds and are extremely proficient at wielding them. Even among the Space Marines, Lucius the Eternal is considered a supremely powerful swordsman, capable of cutting down several times his number of elite Space Marines with little difficulty.
*** Lucius has weird fluff. While it is established that he is a superb swordsman, same fluff outright states that Lucius loses duels rather often. Even worse is the fact that due to Lucius Lucius's ability[[note]]Due to patronage of Slaanesh, Lucius is reborn in the bodies of those who kill him. The souls of those unfortunate are eternally bound to his armor.[[/note]], it results in the fact that Lucius rather often kills Xenos and Chaos Champions that [[NiceJobFixingItVillain possess skills superior to his own.]]



** Necron Lychguard take such pride in their skills with swords (or their main weapon the warscythe) that they suffer a VillainousBreakdown if they fail to kill a target with a single strike.

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** [[PraetorianGuard Necron Lychguard Lychguard]] take such pride in their skills with swords (or their main weapon the warscythe) Warscythes) that they suffer a VillainousBreakdown if they fail to kill a target with a single strike.



* Genji, the resident CyberNinja of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', is clearly a master swordsman. He regularly [[AttackReflector deflects bullets, arrows, explosives]], even a storm of bullets from a gatling cannon can't touch him... [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon And he fires it all right back at them.]] ''With a [[KnifeFight wakizashi.]]''

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* Genji, the resident CyberNinja of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', is clearly a master swordsman. He regularly [[AttackReflector deflects bullets, arrows, explosives]], even a storm of bullets from a gatling cannon Bastion's [[GatlingGood Gatling Gun]] can't touch him... [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon And he fires it all right back at them.]] ''With a [[KnifeFight wakizashi.]]''



* [[SacrificialLion Bro Strider]], [[TheAce Dirk Strider]] and [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Bro's feats include slicing a meteor in half with a katana. Dirk's proven to be no slouch as well holding his own against [[TheBrute HB]] and [[EliteMooks an army of imperial drones.]] Jack Noir however takes the cake. Dueling Bro to a stand still and later defeating him out right.

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* [[SacrificialLion [[TrainingFromHell Bro Strider]], [[TheAce Dirk Strider]] and [[HeroKiller Jack Noir]] of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. Bro's feats [[ImplausibleFencingPowers feats]] include slicing a meteor in half with a katana. 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 HB]] Hegemonic Brute]] and [[EliteMooks [[MechaMooks an army of imperial drones.]] Jack Noir however takes the cake. Dueling cake, dueling Bro to a stand still and [[spoiler:and later defeating him out right.right]].
** [[MagnificentBitch Terezi]] is capable of wielding her [[SwordCane Cane Swords]] quite effectively. [[BlindWeaponmaster While blind.]]
8th Oct '16 7:35:20 AM GottaHaveFaith
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Syrio Forel, Jaime Lannister and Ned Stark all display high skill at swordsmanship. For his part, Jaime Lannister describes the swordsmanship of Barristan Selmy with awe, calling him "a painter who only uses red." In a flashback, Ser Arthur Dayne is shown to be quite proficient at DualWielding, cutting down several Northern men-at-arms with ease and almost killing Ned Stark, who was saved by his friend stabbing Dayne in the back. As of Season 6, [[spoiler: Jon Snow seems to be shaping up to become one of Westeros' most legendary swordfighters, slaughtering his way through three of the four major onscreen battles in the series, killing a white walker in single combat, and being called out by Ramsay Bolton as a living legend in the north.]]

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Syrio Forel, Jaime Lannister and Ned Stark all display high skill at swordsmanship. swordsmanship.
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For his part, Jaime Lannister describes the swordsmanship of Barristan Selmy with awe, calling him "a painter who only uses red." "
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In a flashback, Ser Arthur Dayne is shown to be quite proficient at DualWielding, cutting down several Northern men-at-arms with ease and almost killing Ned Stark, who was saved by his friend stabbing Dayne in the back. back.
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As of Season 6, [[spoiler: Jon Snow seems to be shaping up to become one of Westeros' most legendary swordfighters, slaughtering his way through three of the four major onscreen battles in the series, killing a white walker in single combat, and being called out by Ramsay Bolton as a living legend in the north.]]
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