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23rd Sep '16 10:15:17 AM StFan
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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book ''Magehunter'', if you decide to rush Mencius as he casts his spell, you will find yourself wearing regal red clothes and armed with a fancy rapier when you recover. [[labelnote:spoiler]]It's because your mind is in the body of Prince Reinhardt, who contrary to the common portrayal of rapier wielders, is a bumbling idiot.[[/labelnote]]

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* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' book ''Magehunter'', if you decide to rush Mencius as he casts his spell, you will find yourself wearing regal red clothes and armed with a fancy rapier when you recover. [[labelnote:spoiler]]It's [[spoiler:It's because your mind is in the body of Prince Reinhardt, who contrary to the common portrayal of rapier wielders, is a bumbling idiot.[[/labelnote]]]]



* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse had a LaserBlade version of a rapier, called a lightfoil. It was invented by a Sith sect called the Mecrosa Order and adopted by the nobility of the Tapani sector; the latter modified it to be slightly weaker than a more usual lightsaber, but much easier to use for a Muggle.
* {{Subverted}} by ''{{Franchise/Zorro}}'', of all people: he uses a Spanish cavalry sword (that, in all fairness, could be mistaken for a rapier, with whom it shares the sidesword as a common ancestor). {{Justified}} as he would fight both unarmoured and armored opponents (a rapier of his time couldn't handle the latter) and both on foot and on horse (a rapier was just ''not'' made to fight on horse, while a cavalry sword, while made mainly for mounted fighters, could work in both situations).

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse had Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has a LaserBlade version of a rapier, called a lightfoil. It was invented by a Sith sect called the Mecrosa Order and adopted by the nobility of the Tapani sector; the latter modified it to be slightly weaker than a more usual lightsaber, but much easier to use for a Muggle.
* {{Subverted}} by ''{{Franchise/Zorro}}'', ''Franchise/{{Zorro}}'', of all people: he uses a Spanish cavalry sword (that, in all fairness, could be mistaken for a rapier, with whom it shares the sidesword as a common ancestor). {{Justified}} as he would fight both unarmoured and armored opponents (a rapier of his time couldn't handle the latter) and both on foot and on horse (a rapier was just ''not'' made to fight on horse, while a cavalry sword, while made mainly for mounted fighters, could work in both situations).



* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', Reepicheep (perhaps the most chivalrous character in the series, an excellent fighter, and incidentally a talking mouse) uses one. The narration explicitly identifies it as a rapier in ''TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', Reepicheep (perhaps the most chivalrous character in the series, an excellent fighter, and incidentally a talking mouse) uses one. The narration explicitly identifies it as a rapier in ''TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.



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%% * In the ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' franchise, this is Dark Avenger's WeaponOfChoice.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': [[LadyOfWar Mitsuru's]] WeaponOfChoice. [[GratuitousFrench C'est Magnifique]]. Even when she uses other one-handed sword weapons, she uses them ''as'' a rapier, slashing once on her first hit, stabbing multiple times on the second, and then ''[[CombatStilettos kicking the enemy in the face]]'' with the third. In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', she throws in a [[PrettyInMink white fur]] [[BadassLongcoat coat]], which goes with the rapier to giver her a total KickingAssInAllHerFinery aspect.
** For the whole ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series, there is Eriko Kirishima, the graceful fencer from a wealthy family.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona3'': [[LadyOfWar Mitsuru's]] WeaponOfChoice. [[GratuitousFrench C'est Magnifique]]. Even when she uses other one-handed sword weapons, she uses them ''as'' a rapier, slashing once on her first hit, stabbing multiple times on the second, and then ''[[CombatStilettos kicking the enemy in the face]]'' with the third. In ''VideoGame/Persona4Arena'', she throws in a [[PrettyInMink white fur]] [[BadassLongcoat coat]], which goes with the rapier to giver her a total KickingAssInAllHerFinery aspect.
** %%** For the whole ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series, there is Eriko Kirishima, the graceful fencer from a wealthy family.



%% ** Anita, from ''SuikodenII'' wields one too: although the game refers to it as a ''sword'', the in-game battle sprite clearly shows that Anita's weapon is a rapier. Her special rune allows her to unleash a succession of quick thrusts with it, dealing huge damages in the process.

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%% ** Anita, from ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' wields one too: although the game refers to it as a ''sword'', the in-game battle sprite clearly shows that Anita's weapon is a rapier. Her special rune allows her to unleash a succession of quick thrusts with it, dealing huge damages in the process.



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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Weiss Schnee wields Myrtenaster, a rapier that doubles as a magic wand. It has a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver-style chamber]] in the hilt, and she can change the kind of dust she uses by spinning the revolver. She's also the heiress to the Schnee Dust Company and a RichBitch until she goes through CharacterDevelopment.
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%% * Julie from ''OurLittleAdventure'', when she decides to do melee combat. [[EvilCounterpart Umbria]] also likes rapiers and uses them more often.

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%% * Julie from ''OurLittleAdventure'', ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', when she decides to do melee combat. [[EvilCounterpart Umbria]] also likes rapiers and uses them more often.




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%% * From the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Italian supervillainess Vendetta uses two of these, Florentine style.
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', Weiss Schnee wields Myrtenaster, a rapier that doubles as a magic wand. It has a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver-style chamber]] in the hilt, and she can change the kind of dust she uses by spinning the revolver. She's also the heiress to the Schnee Dust Company and a RichBitch until she goes through CharacterDevelopment.
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1st Jul '16 12:51:45 AM PaulA
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* In the sequel to ''Literature/TheElenium'', [[AuthorityInNameOnly Emperor Sarabian]] begins to use a rapier after the arrival of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Queen Ehlana]] and the [[ChurchMilitant Church]] [[BadassNormal Knights]]. It's a sign that he's beginning to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome take control of his own country]].

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* In the sequel to ''Literature/TheElenium'', ''Literature/TheTamuli'', [[AuthorityInNameOnly Emperor Sarabian]] begins to use a rapier after the arrival of [[TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask Queen Ehlana]] and the [[ChurchMilitant Church]] [[BadassNormal Church Knights]]. It's a sign that he's beginning to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome take control of his own country]].country.
25th Jun '16 11:48:49 AM nombretomado
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%% * The fencer line of units in ''BattleForWesnoth''.

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%% * The fencer line of units in ''BattleForWesnoth''.''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth''.
20th Jun '16 7:23:13 AM KZN02
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* Lara Raith from ''{{Literature/TheDresdenFiles}}'' uses one as her WeaponofChoice, usually paired with a pistol. As befitting her high status in vampire society, the hilt is encrusted with rubies.

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* Lara Raith from ''{{Literature/TheDresdenFiles}}'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' uses one as her WeaponofChoice, usually paired with a pistol. As befitting her high status in vampire society, the hilt is encrusted with rubies.
20th Jun '16 6:13:58 AM Morgaus
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* Lara Raith from ''{{Literature/TheDresdenFiles}}'' uses one as her WeaponofChoice, usually paired with a pistol. As befitting her high status in vampire society, the hilt is encrusted with rubies.
30th May '16 12:46:51 PM pi4t
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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', Reepicheep (perhaps the most chivalrous character in the series, and incidentally a talking mouse) uses one. The narration explicitly identifies it as a rapier in ''TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.

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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', Reepicheep (perhaps the most chivalrous character in the series, an excellent fighter, and incidentally a talking mouse) uses one. The narration explicitly identifies it as a rapier in ''TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.
30th May '16 12:46:03 PM pi4t
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* In ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', Reepicheep (perhaps the most chivalrous character in the series, and incidentally a talking mouse) uses one. The narration explicitly identifies it as a rapier in ''TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader''.
26th May '16 10:09:51 PM TheBigBopper
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A type of CoolSword, the rapier is often associated with those of high class, or at least some suave character. If a character has one, you can expect them to be a noble, an elegant knight, or a high-born lady that knows how to fence. Even a common character can use a rapier if they have a certain flamboyance or sense of style that makes them seem nobler of spirit than their social class would suggest; charming rogues often get this treatment, such as the swashbuckling pirate and TheBard. If they're an ImpoverishedPatrician or FallenPrincess, they might hold onto a rapier as a remnant of the social status they once enjoyed.

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A type of CoolSword, CoolSword with a long, narrow blade, the rapier is often associated with those of high class, or at least some suave character. If a character has one, you can expect them to be a noble, an elegant knight, or a high-born lady that knows how to fence. Even a common character can use a rapier if they have a certain flamboyance or sense of style that makes them seem nobler of spirit than their social class would suggest; charming rogues often get this treatment, such as the swashbuckling pirate and TheBard. If they're an ImpoverishedPatrician or FallenPrincess, they might hold onto a rapier as a remnant of the social status they once enjoyed.
26th May '16 8:48:58 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Inverted in ''Film/TheCrow'': Top Dollar is a common thug, but selects an ornate rapier as his weapon of choice. Interesting trivia: his rapier is the Six-Fingered Sword from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

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* Inverted in ''Film/TheCrow'': Top Dollar is the king of crime in his city. He's not interested in mere financial gain, however. He and his sister live a common thug, but selects bacchanal of evil and want to spread discord purely for its own sake. He dresses in fine, outdated outfits and has a whole wall of various swords. His weapon of choice is an ornate rapier as his weapon of choice.rapier. Interesting trivia: his rapier is the Six-Fingered Sword from ''Film/ThePrincessBride''



%%* In ''Film/ByTheSword'', Villard's father's rapier is displayed in a glass case in his fencing school. [[spoiler: He later uses it in his duel against Suba during the climax of the movie.]]
%% * Giacomo ''Film/{{Casanova}}'', as portrayed by Heath Ledger, flung a fairly fancy fencing foil hidden within a cane.

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%%* * In ''Film/ByTheSword'', fencing is portrayed as a refined art. Villard's father's rapier is displayed in a glass case in his fencing school. [[spoiler: He later uses it in his duel against Suba during the climax of the movie.]]
%% * Giacomo ''Film/{{Casanova}}'', as portrayed by Heath Ledger, ''Film/{{Casanova}}'': the title character, a dashing rogue who runs amok in well-heeled society, is flung a fairly fancy fencing foil hidden within a cane.



%% * In the Literature/{{Dragaera}} series, Vlad Taltos uses a rapier while most Dragaerans prefer a DualWielding longsword-and-dagger style.



%% * Along with the main gauche, the rapier was the short range weapon for the French Musketeers on ''Series/DeadliestWarrior''. [[spoiler: It received 195 kills in the simulation.]]
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