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21st Apr '18 10:04:13 AM DanteVin
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* In ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'', The Society installs fail-safes into their weapons because they're far too dangerous for anyone without the proper training to wield since they're dormant Moon-dweller Automagods. The Spear of Arvess burns anyone who tries to steal it to a crisp. Given it's a really fancy spear made of gold and magical crystals, it happens a lot.
26th Mar '18 4:41:38 PM Linda58
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11298331/1/A-different-weasel-makes-a-difference A different weasel makes a difference]]'' Lightbringer can only be wielded by Azor Ahai. Anyone else who tries...
** Daeneryes Targaryen is able to grab it, but doing so nearly kills her and causes a small eruption from the Dragonstone volcano.
** Undeterred by this, another ''seventy-nine'' random people try and all die horribly.
** In the final battle, [[spoiler:King Stannis Baratheon, Thoros of Myr, and and an unknown knight]] all wield it. All three die, but each wields it long enough to give humanity a fighting chance.
** Shortly after the above, the true Azor Ahai is revealed to be [[spoiler:Ygritte, kissed by fire]].
25th Mar '18 9:48:33 PM immblueversion
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* Keyblades in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the first game, it looked as though Sora was the only chosen one, with a brief tug-of-war for control with RivalTurnedEvil Riku. Then King Mickey was revealed to have one at the end, and it's become TheChosenMany since then. While key bearers can borrow or inherit each others' weapons, anyone trying to use one without its permission can expect it to disappear. Interestingly enough, Sora alone is considered to be TheChosenZero, as his Keyblade was rightfully meant for Riku, and he was otherwise never chosen to have one in the first place, making him the only known key bearer to prove his worthiness of the weapon ''after'' wielding it.

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* Keyblades in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the first game, it looked as though Sora was the only chosen one, with a brief tug-of-war for control with RivalTurnedEvil Riku. Then King Mickey was revealed to have one at the end, and it's become TheChosenMany since then. While key bearers can borrow or inherit each others' weapons, anyone trying to use one without its permission can expect it to disappear. Interestingly enough, Sora alone is considered to be TheChosenZero, TheUnchosenOne, as his Keyblade was rightfully meant for Riku, and he was otherwise never chosen to have one in the first place, making him the only known key bearer to prove his worthiness of the weapon ''after'' wielding it.
25th Mar '18 9:39:10 PM immblueversion
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* Keyblades in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the first game, it looked as though Sora was the only chosen one, with a brief tug-of-war for control with RivalTurnedEvil Riku. Then King Mickey was revealed to have one at the end, and it's become TheChosenMany since then. While Keybearers can borrow or inherit each others' weapons under the right circumstances, anyone trying to use one without its permission can expect it to disappear.

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* Keyblades in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. In the first game, it looked as though Sora was the only chosen one, with a brief tug-of-war for control with RivalTurnedEvil Riku. Then King Mickey was revealed to have one at the end, and it's become TheChosenMany since then. While Keybearers key bearers can borrow or inherit each others' weapons under the right circumstances, weapons, anyone trying to use one without its permission can expect it to disappear.disappear. Interestingly enough, Sora alone is considered to be TheChosenZero, as his Keyblade was rightfully meant for Riku, and he was otherwise never chosen to have one in the first place, making him the only known key bearer to prove his worthiness of the weapon ''after'' wielding it.
17th Mar '18 3:29:48 PM Godzillawolf
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** The Alicorn Amulet in this verse is an evil version, as it will only allow those it ''chooses'' to use it. As [[spoiler:Sonata]] found out the hard way, trying to use it otherwise can end badly if you're not strong enough to forcibly subjugate it. Trixie is considered such because [[spoiler:she's descended from its creator]], and it'd actively tried to bring her to it for years.
10th Mar '18 11:10:22 PM M84
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* Excalibur in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' can only be wielded by a worthy hero of its own choosing. Currently, only King Arthur himself can wield it. [[spoiler:This is used ''against'' him when Cusack uses his [[PeoplePuppets Resonant]] magic to brainwash Arthur into impaling himself with Excalibur. Since only Arthur can lift Excalibur, no one else can save him by removing the sword from his chest.]]
10th Mar '18 3:21:23 PM ultimomant
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** ComicBook/RedHulk is unworthy, but in one reviled storyline, he managed to wield it by taking advantage of the fact he was in a zero gravity environment. He also exploited the fact that he could still lift Thor while he was holding the hammer.
1st Mar '18 7:27:40 AM omnicritic
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' features the Goodsword, only wieldable by the true hero of San Lorenzo. [[spoiler:It turns out the sword is specifically looking for someone too soft kill another, as it wants to fight its former master turned evil, but it still cares about him too much to be able to kill him.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' features the Goodsword, only wieldable by the true hero of San Lorenzo. [[spoiler:It turns out the sword is specifically looking for someone too soft to kill another, as it wants to fight its former master turned evil, but it still cares about him too much to be able to kill him.]]
21st Feb '18 6:29:30 PM nombretomado
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* Riffing off a mythological example given above, Creator/RichardWagner in ''Theatre/DieWalkuere'' has Sieglinde tell Siegmund how an old man, whom she recognized as her father Wälse (who is really the god Wotan), thrust a sword into an ash-tree, declaring it would belong to the one who could pull it out. Siegmund proceeds to do this, naming it Nothung (from German ''Noth'', "need, travail"); however, Wotan, convinced by his wife Fricka, betrays Siegmund and shatters the sword. It can only be [[ReforgedBlade reforged]] by a hero without fear -- Siegmund and Sieglinde's son, Siegfried.

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* Riffing off a mythological example given above, Creator/RichardWagner Music/RichardWagner in ''Theatre/DieWalkuere'' has Sieglinde tell Siegmund how an old man, whom she recognized as her father Wälse (who is really the god Wotan), thrust a sword into an ash-tree, declaring it would belong to the one who could pull it out. Siegmund proceeds to do this, naming it Nothung (from German ''Noth'', "need, travail"); however, Wotan, convinced by his wife Fricka, betrays Siegmund and shatters the sword. It can only be [[ReforgedBlade reforged]] by a hero without fear -- Siegmund and Sieglinde's son, Siegfried.
18th Feb '18 11:48:33 AM nombretomado
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* Literature/TheAdversaryCycle. In ''Nightworld'' the protagonists reforge a magic sword that's their last chance to defeat the UltimateEvil who's causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. RepairmanJack is the obvious candidate to replace the aging Glaeken who's wielded it in the past, but Jack balks at an eternity of servitude to the Ally, and so offers everyone else in the room a chance. [[spoiler:The sword fails to respond to them, so Jack bites the bullet and grasps it... only for it to fail to respond to him either. Turn out only the original hero (who hasn't died and therefore can't expect Jack to TakeUpMySword) is acceptable. After a millennia or so of service Glaeken definitely doesn't want to start all over again, but the sword rejuvenates him as the young warrior he was, and so Glaeken gets a chance to take out his frustrations on the BigBad.]]

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* Literature/TheAdversaryCycle. In ''Nightworld'' the protagonists reforge a magic sword that's their last chance to defeat the UltimateEvil who's causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. RepairmanJack Literature/RepairmanJack is the obvious candidate to replace the aging Glaeken who's wielded it in the past, but Jack balks at an eternity of servitude to the Ally, and so offers everyone else in the room a chance. [[spoiler:The sword fails to respond to them, so Jack bites the bullet and grasps it... only for it to fail to respond to him either. Turn out only the original hero (who hasn't died and therefore can't expect Jack to TakeUpMySword) is acceptable. After a millennia or so of service Glaeken definitely doesn't want to start all over again, but the sword rejuvenates him as the young warrior he was, and so Glaeken gets a chance to take out his frustrations on the BigBad.]]
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