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22nd May '16 4:12:57 PM luiz4200
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' was a parody of King Arthur, involving a golden plunger that only Mario could pull out of a toilet. The legend went that whoever pulled the plunger would defeat Koopa and become the king of Cramalot, but that didn't stop Mario from getting cold feet and passing it on to the wizard.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' was a parody of King Arthur, involving a golden plunger that only Mario could pull out of a toilet. The legend went that whoever pulled the plunger would defeat Koopa and become the king of Cramalot, but that didn't stop Mario from getting cold feet and passing it on to the wizard. To be fair, he did defeat Koopa. Mario only refused the throne upon learning that, as the king of Cramalot, he'd have to subject himself to a pasta-free diet.
22nd May '16 3:44:38 PM luiz4200
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** Hachiken's sword, the Thunder-Cutter, cannot be used for evil. When Mumm-Ra tricks Hachiken into fighting Lion-O, Thunder-Cutter's refusal to let itself be drawn makes Hachiken see through Mumm-Ra's lies. In a later episode, the Lunataks steal the Thunder-Cutter and get around the sword's restrictions by giving it to a robot that doesn't understand concepts of good and evil. The restrictions are kicked in again when Hachiken touches the sword.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble'': When the mind stone causes a mix-up between the Avengers' minds and their bodies, the one who gets Thor's body tries to lift Mjolnir but can't since he's not worthy and a FreakyFridayFlip doesn't trick the hammer.
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* The Hammer Of Peace in Wrestling/{{Chikara}}, which has only been successfully wielded by Estonian Thunder Frog.[[/folder]]
4th May '16 7:04:47 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', Bob is crowned king when he pulls Excalibur from the stone while being chased by the police.
24th Jan '16 8:16:44 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]] is an outlier: Link is chosen from the get-go, being a descendant of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Hero of Time]] and the bearer of the Triforce of Courage (which comes when he's granted the clothes of the hero). When he goes to get the Master Sword, it's simply a matter of finding it, it did not require any kind of proof of the gods (other than possibly having to solve their puzzle, which itself may only have required his lineage to complete).

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]] Princess]]'' is an outlier: Link is chosen from the get-go, being a descendant of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Hero of Time]] and the bearer of the Triforce of Courage (which comes when he's granted the clothes of the hero). When he goes to get the Master Sword, it's simply a matter of finding it, it did not require any kind of proof of the gods (other than possibly having to solve their puzzle, which itself may only have required his lineage to complete).
24th Jan '16 8:16:27 AM SolidSonicTH
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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]] is an outlier: Link is chosen from the get-go, being a descendant of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the Hero of Time]] and the bearer of the Triforce of Courage (which comes when he's granted the clothes of the hero). When he goes to get the Master Sword, it's simply a matter of finding it, it did not require any kind of proof of the gods (other than possibly having to solve their puzzle, which itself may only have required his lineage to complete).
15th Jan '16 5:58:47 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** Also, the Sword requires both the right bloodline and the right mind/spirit/heart to be activated. In one episode, Lion-O and Wiley-Kat are victims of a FreakyFridayFlip courtesy of Vultureman's technology, and neither Kat-as-Lion-O nor Lion-O-as-Kat can use it. [[spoiler: (They quickly figure out a solution, however - it works when both of them do the chant simultaneously while holding it together.)]]
11th Jan '16 4:14:06 PM DarkHunter
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* The Z Sword from the Buu Saga of ''Manga/DragonBall''. It's stuck in a stone pillar on a planet in the afterlife, and Gohan has to go Super Saiyan 2 before he can pull it out. It's still incredibly heavy once it's removed, too - he can barely lift it without transforming. [[spoiler: Then the good guys ''break it'' by accident while training, releasing the old Kaioshin sealed within it, who turns out to be a lot more helpful than the sword itself.]]

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* The Z Sword from the Buu Saga of ''Manga/DragonBall''.''Manga/DragonBall'' is suggested to be such a weapon in Kai legend, but in reality it just seems that it's ''really, really heavy''. It's stuck in a stone pillar on a planet in the afterlife, and Gohan has to go Super Saiyan 2 before he can pull it out. It's still incredibly heavy once it's removed, too - he can barely lift it without transforming. [[spoiler: Then the good guys ''break it'' by accident while training, releasing the old Kaioshin sealed within it, who turns out to be a lot more helpful than the sword itself.]]
8th Jan '16 11:53:31 AM StFan
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In a fantasy story, or sometimes even a sci-fi series, there will be certain special items that [[LoyalPhlebotinum only an attuned person can use]]. The most famous of these is the Sword in the Stone: Only KingArthur could remove the sword from the stone in which it was lodged, and thus proved that he was [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal the true king of England.]]

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In a fantasy story, or sometimes even a sci-fi series, there will be certain special items that [[LoyalPhlebotinum only an attuned person can use]]. The most famous of these is the Sword in the Stone: Only KingArthur Myth/KingArthur could remove the sword from the stone in which it was lodged, and thus proved that he was [[ReallyRoyaltyReveal the true king of England.]]



** Tenseiga was given to Sesshoumaru and it only allows him to wield it. Even though he doesn't want the sword, the sword wants him. He even tried breaking the sword and throwing it away once. Tenseiga promptly reforged itself and returned to him - he can't get rid of this weapon even when he tries.

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** Tenseiga was given to Sesshoumaru and it only allows him to wield it. Even though he doesn't want the sword, the sword wants him. He even tried breaking the sword and throwing it away once. Tenseiga promptly reforged itself and returned to him - -- he can't get rid of this weapon even when he tries.



* The ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'' in the comic of the same name was like this.

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* The ''Comicbook/{{Witchblade}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'' in the comic of the same name was like this.



* The White Lantern Battery in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''. Hal and Carol refer to it as the sword in the stone, to Sinestro's confusion.
** All ComicBook/GreenLantern Rings - and all the other colors - require a user to have a sufficient amount of the emotion that powers it, and be mostly free of the emotion that opposes it. The Sinestro Corps rings vary slightly in that they rely on their wearers' ability to ''instill'' fear in others. One of them tried to recruit [[TerrorHero Batman]] in the lead-up to the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar, but he rejected it.
* In ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'', the Lasso of Truth can only be wielded by one who is worthy.
** Played in reverse in ''ComicBook/JusticeLordsBeyond''. [[spoiler: Wonder Woman uses the Lasso of Truth to strangle/snap the neck of her Justice Lord counterpart for killing Lord Batman, and so she is no longer worthy and the lasso disintegrates.]]

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* The White ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'':
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Lantern Battery in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''. Hal and Carol refer to it as the sword in the stone, to Sinestro's confusion.
** All ComicBook/GreenLantern
Rings - -- and all the other colors - -- require a user to have a sufficient amount of the emotion that powers it, and be mostly free of the emotion that opposes it. The Sinestro Corps rings vary slightly in that they rely on their wearers' ability to ''instill'' fear in others. One of them tried to recruit [[TerrorHero Batman]] in the lead-up to the ComicBook/SinestroCorpsWar, but he rejected it.
** The White Lantern Battery in ''ComicBook/BrightestDay''. Hal and Carol refer to it as the sword in the stone, to Sinestro's confusion.
* In ''ComicBook/WonderWoman'', ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', the Lasso of Truth can only be wielded by one who is worthy.
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worthy. Played in reverse in ''ComicBook/JusticeLordsBeyond''. [[spoiler: Wonder Woman uses the Lasso of Truth to strangle/snap the neck of her Justice Lord counterpart for killing Lord Batman, and so she is no longer worthy and the lasso disintegrates.]]



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* In ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' only a member of the royal family of Thule can wield the Singing Sword and make it sing.
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* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' plays with this. The BigBad Ruber is able to wield Excalibur and his hand even merges with it in the final battle. Then the heroes trick the villain into thrusting Excalibur back into the stone. Since King Arthur is the only one able to pull the sword from the stone, Ruber is stuck. Then the stone's power obliterates Ruber, leaving Excalibur free for Arthur to reclaim.
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* In the climactic battle of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', both Kylo Ren and Rey attempt to use the Force to bring Luke's lightsabre to their hand. [[spoiler: It eventually whizzes straight past Kylo's face and into Rey's open palm. During the entire length of the film, Kylo never even ''touches'' it]].



* Only Gryffindors can draw Gryffindor's sword from the Sorting Hat in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Or more precisely, someone with gryffindor 'qualities' such as bravery and valor.
** It has to be a ''true'' Gryffindor to summon the Sword through the hat, however. Not just someone who got Sorted into the house, but someone who truly upholds the ''ideals'' that Godric himself prized. In all the series, only Harry and Neville were confirmed to be able to summon the blade to their side.
*** They needed to uphold these ideals and, in addition, still have the humility to ask the Hat for help.
** Another ''Harry Potter'' example: "The wand chooses the wizard". A wizard ''can'' use a wand not their own; wands are stolen, borrowed, or inherited fairly frequently. But magic channeled through another's wand will never be as easy or as powerful as when the wizard uses his own.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Only Gryffindors can draw Gryffindor's sword from the Sorting Hat in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Hat. Or more precisely, someone with gryffindor 'qualities' "qualities" such as bravery and valor.
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valor. It has to be a ''true'' Gryffindor to summon the Sword through the hat, however. Not just someone who got Sorted into the house, but someone who truly upholds the ''ideals'' that Godric himself prized. In all the series, only Harry and Neville were confirmed to be able to summon the blade to their side. They needed to uphold these ideals and, in addition, still have the humility to ask the Hat for help.
*** They needed to uphold these ideals and, in addition, still have the humility to ask the Hat for help.
** Another ''Harry Potter'' example: "The wand chooses the wizard". A wizard ''can'' use a wand not their own; wands are stolen, borrowed, or inherited fairly frequently. But magic channeled through another's wand will never be as easy or as powerful as when the wizard uses his own.



* LloydAlexander's ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'' makes use of the Welsh sword Dyrnwyn. In the first book the protagonist is told it should only be drawn by someone of "[[RoyalBlood noble birth]]". He arrogantly tries to draw it anyway and the flash of lightning from the blade burns him and knocks him out. At the end of the series, in desperation and without thinking, he draws it again - and this time it responds to him. It turns out that "noble birth" was a mistranslation and it should have really been rendered "noble worth," which the sword now recognizes in him.
** Also from the same story, only the 'rightful' Death-Lord can wear the iron crown of Annuvin. [[spoiler:When someone else puts it on, it heats up like a poker and becomes impossibly tight and cannot be removed, burning through his skull.]]
* Subverted in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': It's mentioned that pulling a sword from a stone is not all that difficult, but someone who can put the sword through stone in the first place, now there's someone special. And of course, Carrot does just that at one point.
** The characters also theorize that the original example was a setup. Someone decided ahead of time who the rightful king was and had a dwarf inside the stone holding onto it with pliers. When the right bloke comes along he pulls the sword and all the peasants are suitably impressed.
*** See also Pratchett's short story "Once And Future", in which [[TimeTravel time traveler]] and supposed wizard Mervin has placed the sword in an electromagnet, which he can switch off without anyone noticing.

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* LloydAlexander's ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'' Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'':
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makes use of the Welsh sword Dyrnwyn. In the first book the protagonist is told it should only be drawn by someone of "[[RoyalBlood noble birth]]". He arrogantly tries to draw it anyway and the flash of lightning from the blade burns him and knocks him out. At the end of the series, in desperation and without thinking, he draws it again - and this time it responds to him. It turns out that "noble birth" was a mistranslation and it should have really been rendered "noble worth," which the sword now recognizes in him.
** Also from Only the same story, only the 'rightful' "rightful" Death-Lord can wear the iron crown of Annuvin. [[spoiler:When someone else puts it on, it heats up like a poker and becomes impossibly tight and cannot be removed, burning through his skull.]]
* Subverted in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': It's mentioned that pulling a sword from a stone is not all that difficult, but someone who can put the sword through stone in the first place, now there's someone special. And of course, Carrot does just that at one point.
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point. The characters also theorize that the original example was a setup. Someone decided ahead of time who the rightful king was and had a dwarf inside the stone holding onto it with pliers. When the right bloke comes along he pulls the sword and all the peasants are suitably impressed.
*** * See also Pratchett's short story "Once And and Future", in which [[TimeTravel time traveler]] and supposed wizard Mervin has placed the sword in an electromagnet, which he can switch off without anyone noticing.



* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'', when Haegr tells Ragnor that he is [[ChosenOne marked for greatness]], Ragnor is dismissive, saying he has brought great catatrosphe on the Chapter, losing the Spear of Russ. Haegr says that he ''wielded'' the Spear of Russ, which is evidence enough of greatness.

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* In William King's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''SpaceWolf'' ''Literature/SpaceWolf'' novel ''Wolfblade'', when Haegr tells Ragnor that he is [[ChosenOne marked for greatness]], Ragnor is dismissive, saying he has brought great catatrosphe on the Chapter, losing the Spear of Russ. Haegr says that he ''wielded'' the Spear of Russ, which is evidence enough of greatness.



** The three holy swords used by Knights of the Cross (outright stated to be Kusanagi, Durandal and Excalibur) respond strongly to powerful faith, hope, and love respectively. Further, it's revealed in ''Small Favor'' that all three of the most recent Knights have royalty in their ancestry[[note]]Shiro was descended from the last king of Okinawa, Michael is descended from Charlemagne, and Sanya's ancestry links him to Saladin[[/note]], [[spoiler: which strongly implies that Butters has royal ancestry as well]]. It is also important to note not every wielder is meant to be a life-long Knight. Many Knights are one-timers, who take up the Sword during some crisis, wield it to victory, and leave it aside once the danger has past.
** Also there are the respective Mantles of the Summer and Winter Knights. Each Knight is selected for the position by one of the court's three Queens. In order of strongest to weakest, they are The Queen Who Was, The Queen Who Is, and The Queen Who Will Be. Now, while a Knight could be considered suitable by one of the Queens, if an older one deems the Knight unworthy, they can kill the Knight and claim the mantle to select a new knight.
** Of the strongest of holy magics, Soulfire, the thing He and His angels used to make Reality, can be given to a mortal to wield, but can only be done when Lucifer has acted first with giving his agents Super-Hellfire. Soulfire, when invoked, makes the magic or action have more substance, making it able to break through some mystical defenses that a foe might have. [[CastFromHitPoints However, it eats at the soul of the user]] and if one uses too much, the person will not recover.

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** ** The three holy swords used by Knights of the Cross (outright stated to be Kusanagi, Durandal and Excalibur) respond strongly to powerful faith, hope, and love respectively. Further, it's revealed in ''Small Favor'' that all three of the most recent Knights have royalty in their ancestry[[note]]Shiro was descended from the last king of Okinawa, Michael is descended from Charlemagne, and Sanya's ancestry links him to Saladin[[/note]], [[spoiler: which strongly implies that Butters has royal ancestry as well]]. It is also important to note not every wielder is meant to be a life-long Knight. Many Knights are one-timers, who take up the Sword during some crisis, wield it to victory, and leave it aside once the danger has past.
** ** Also there are the respective Mantles of the Summer and Winter Knights. Each Knight is selected for the position by one of the court's three Queens. In order of strongest to weakest, they are The Queen Who Was, The Queen Who Is, and The Queen Who Will Be. Now, while a Knight could be considered suitable by one of the Queens, if an older one deems the Knight unworthy, they can kill the Knight and claim the mantle to select a new knight.
** ** Of the strongest of holy magics, Soulfire, the thing He and His angels used to make Reality, can be given to a mortal to wield, but can only be done when Lucifer has acted first with giving his agents Super-Hellfire. Soulfire, when invoked, makes the magic or action have more substance, making it able to break through some mystical defenses that a foe might have. [[CastFromHitPoints However, it eats at the soul of the user]] and if one uses too much, the person will not recover.



* 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 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.]]



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': In the BBC series, Merlin magically embeds Excalibur in a stone, to keep it safe until Arthur is meant to wield it. In a subversion of the norm, Merlin's magic isn't empathic in any sense: the sword is impossible to remove by hand, and Merlin simply tricks Arthur into thinking he is the only person able to do it. Merlin loosens the blade with magic once Arthur is in the right mindset.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'': In the BBC series, Merlin magically embeds Excalibur in a stone, to keep it safe until Arthur is meant to wield it. In a subversion of the norm, Merlin's magic isn't empathic in any sense: the sword is impossible to remove by hand, and Merlin simply tricks Arthur into thinking he is the only person able to do it. Merlin loosens the blade with magic once Arthur is in the right mindset.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Gleefully spoofed in "Like A Virgin". Dean needs a sword that can kill a dragon; conveniently the local expert has one of the only surviving swords in her basement. Unfortunately it's embedded in a huge stone, both to prevent people stealing it and well, because it was fashionable a while back. Only a brave knight can remove the stone, so Dean rises to the challenge...and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TivWgU3u0M& fails ignominiously as shown here]]. TimeForPlanB, which involves [[CuttingTheKnot cracking the stone with plastic explosive]]. It works, only for Dean to discover he's cracked the sword in half too.
-->"We're just going to have to get a little closer, that's all."

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
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Gleefully spoofed in "Like A a Virgin". Dean needs a sword that can kill a dragon; conveniently the local expert has one of the only surviving swords in her basement. Unfortunately it's embedded in a huge stone, both to prevent people stealing it and well, because it was fashionable a while back. Only a brave knight can remove the stone, so Dean rises to the challenge... and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TivWgU3u0M& fails ignominiously as shown here]]. TimeForPlanB, which involves [[CuttingTheKnot cracking the stone with plastic explosive]]. It works, only for Dean to discover he's cracked the sword in half too.
-->"We're --->'''Dean:''' We're just going to have to get a little closer, that's all."



* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Charming can't pull Excalibur out of its stone, but Snow White, the rightful queen, can. Subverted when Rumplestiltskin reveals it to just be just a normal sword; Charming stuck the sword in the stone himself and pretended to be unable to get it out. (The whole thing was a MagicFeather plot to convince Snow she could stand up to and defeat Regina.)

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* On ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Charming can't pull Excalibur out of its stone, but Snow White, the rightful queen, can. Subverted when Rumplestiltskin reveals it to just be just a normal sword; Charming stuck the sword in the stone himself and pretended to be unable to get it out. (The whole thing was is a MagicFeather plot to convince Snow she could can stand up to and defeat Regina.)



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* In ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' only a member of the royal family of Thule can wield the Singing Sword and make it sing.
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* In ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' only a member of the royal family of Thule can wield the Singing Sword and make it sing.
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* A hidden weapon weapon in the recent ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' parodies this: you get the Sword, which, unfortunately, is still in the stone. At least the Stone makes a nice bludgeon.

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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'':
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A hidden weapon weapon in the recent ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' game parodies this: you get the Sword, which, unfortunately, is still in the stone. At least the Stone makes a nice bludgeon.



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* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', only Tucker can wield the [[LaserBlade Great Weapon]]. If anybody else holds it, it turns off and won't turn on until it is returned to Tucker.
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', only one of the eponymous family can control Castle Heterodyne. The castle itself mentions that many times over history, the Heterodynes have disappeared, and many people have laid claim to the family name. Some were delusional, some were puppets of greater men, and some were honestly wrong. But all non-Heterodynes that were tested for control of the Castle were summarily executed, and their skulls are used to pave a floor in the Castle chapel.
** There are three tests that one needs to fulfill in order to claim the seat of Heterodyne: Did you inherit the distinctive voice of the previous Heterodynes, the blood of the previous Heterodynes, and the temperament of the previous Heterodynes? If the answer to all these things is "yes," then the Castle will orchestrate the ringing of the Doom Bell to usher in your reign of terror. If the answer to any of them is "no," the Castle at worst will kill you, and at best will refuse to listen (with much the same effect).

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', only ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Only one of the eponymous family can control Castle Heterodyne. The castle itself mentions that many times over history, the Heterodynes have disappeared, and many people have laid claim to the family name. Some were delusional, some were puppets of greater men, and some were honestly wrong. But all non-Heterodynes that were tested for control of the Castle were summarily executed, and their skulls are used to pave a floor in the Castle chapel. \n** \\\
There are three tests that one needs to fulfill in order to claim the seat of Heterodyne: Did you inherit the distinctive voice of the previous Heterodynes, the blood of the previous Heterodynes, and the temperament of the previous Heterodynes? If the answer to all these things is "yes," then the Castle will orchestrate the ringing of the Doom Bell to usher in your reign of terror. If the answer to any of them is "no," the Castle at worst will kill you, and at best will refuse to listen (with much the same effect).



* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', parodied. [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-17/ Maddie is told that only the worthy can draw the "enchanted weapon" (a pitchfork) from its haystack.]] It is however magical -- because Maddie can make a weapon magical by thinking it is.

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* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', parodied.Parodied in ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo''. [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-7-17/ Maddie is told that only the worthy can draw the "enchanted weapon" (a pitchfork) from its haystack.]] It is however magical -- because Maddie can make a weapon magical by thinking it is.



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* ''TheSwordOfGood'' instantly kills anything evil it touches. The [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Ork Wizard]] slowly bleeding to death should have been a clue. In the end [[spoiler: the so called Big Bad touches the sword to make sure he really deserves ultimate power. However, it is a Subversion - the Sword can only be used by those who truly ''wish'' to do good, without taking their actions into account. As TheHero warns the BigBad, the sword is not an absolute judge of a course of action, simply a judge of character.]]
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', only Tucker can wield the [[LaserBlade Great Weapon]]. If anybody else holds it, it turns off and won't turn on until it is returned to Tucker.

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* ''TheSwordOfGood'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfGood'' instantly kills anything evil it touches. The [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Ork Wizard]] slowly bleeding to death should have been a clue. In the end [[spoiler: the so called Big Bad touches the sword to make sure he really deserves ultimate power. However, it is a Subversion - the Sword can only be used by those who truly ''wish'' to do good, without taking their actions into account. As TheHero warns the BigBad, the sword is not an absolute judge of a course of action, simply a judge of character.]]
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', only Tucker can wield the [[LaserBlade Great Weapon]]. If anybody else holds it, it turns off and won't turn on until it is returned to Tucker.
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985'':



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the Sword of Omens is enchanted against "being touched by the hands of evil" and can only be properly wielded by those it has chosen as the King. It marks those who are worthy by giving them visions or "Sight beyond sight."
* One episode of ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' was a parody of King Arthur, involving a golden plunger that only Mario could pull out of a toilet. The legend went that whoever pulled the plunger would defeat Koopa and become the king of Cramalot, but that didn't stop Mario from getting cold feet and passing it on to the wizard.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the Sword of Omens is enchanted against "being touched by the hands of evil" and can only be properly wielded by those it has chosen as the King. It marks those who are worthy by giving them visions or "Sight beyond sight."
sight".
* One episode of ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' was a parody of King Arthur, involving a golden plunger that only Mario could pull out of a toilet. The legend went that whoever pulled the plunger would defeat Koopa and become the king of Cramalot, but that didn't stop Mario from getting cold feet and passing it on to the wizard.



** "Wow, first guy who tried... just like the other times."

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** "Wow, -->"Wow, first guy who tried... just like the other times."



* Artifacts of the Thirteen Primes in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' can usually only be wielded by a Prime. The Star Saber, sword of Prima, has the same restriction, with the added effect that it can't so much as be moved by a non-Prime. When Megatron found it stuck in a rock, he not only couldn't pull it out, he couldn't even break the rock around it; the sword actively protected the rock to make it impossible to remove. He had to have his ship lift the entire (sizable) rock just to transport it. [[spoiler:After losing the Star Saber to Optimus, Megatron transplants [[BorrowedBiometricBypass the arm of a deceased Prime]] onto himself to bypass the restriction.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'':
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Artifacts of the Thirteen Primes in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' in can usually only be wielded by a Prime. The Star Saber, sword of Prima, has the same restriction, with the added effect that it can't so much as be moved by a non-Prime. When Megatron found it stuck in a rock, he not only couldn't pull it out, he couldn't even break the rock around it; the sword actively protected the rock to make it impossible to remove. He had to have his ship lift the entire (sizable) rock just to transport it. [[spoiler:After losing the Star Saber to Optimus, Megatron transplants [[BorrowedBiometricBypass the arm of a deceased Prime]] onto himself to bypass the restriction.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'' plays with this. The BigBad Ruber is able to wield Excalibur and his hand even merges with it in the final battle. Then the heroes trick the villain into thrusting Excalibur back into the stone. Since King Arthur is the only one able to pull the sword from the stone, Ruber is stuck. Then the stone's power obliterates Ruber, leaving Excalibur free for Arthur to reclaim.



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel'': SpiderMan, IronMan, Thor and TheIncredibleHulk have their powers drained by Dr. Doofenshmirtz's power-drain inator. Phineas and Ferb try to duplicate the lost powers but a mix-up caused by Candace makes Iron Man receive powers made for Thor. Despite this, Iron Man can't use Mjolnir because he's not worthy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbMissionMarvel'': SpiderMan, IronMan, ComicBook/SpiderMan, ComicBook/IronMan, Thor and TheIncredibleHulk the ComicBook/IncredibleHulk have their powers drained by Dr. Doofenshmirtz's power-drain inator. Phineas and Ferb try to duplicate the lost powers but a mix-up caused by Candace makes Iron Man receive powers made for Thor. Despite this, Iron Man can't use Mjolnir because he's not worthy.
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* In the climactic battle of ''StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', both Kylo Ren and Rey attempt to use the Force to bring Luke's lightsabre to their hand. [[spoiler: It eventually whizzes straight past Kylo's face and into Rey's open palm. During the entire length of the film, Kylo never even ''touches'' it]].

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* In the climactic battle of ''StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', both Kylo Ren and Rey attempt to use the Force to bring Luke's lightsabre to their hand. [[spoiler: It eventually whizzes straight past Kylo's face and into Rey's open palm. During the entire length of the film, Kylo never even ''touches'' it]].
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