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3rd Sep '17 12:11:53 AM Mukademaoh
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* Invoked in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' with the "Royal Sword Style", which is modeled after fencing and, as the name suggest, only taught to royalty. Users that play this trope 100% straigth are [[StarterVillain Jamil]], who was trained in the Royal Sword Style and uses a rapier in combat ([[BadBoss or to torture his slaves]]) and Al Thamen's [[CastingAShadow Bjorn]], whose clothes calls to mind a pirate swashbuckler and is likely a fallen noble of sort. Alibaba uses this style with a dagger rather than a rapier, and his master [[WarriorPrince Sharrkan]] wields a black scimitar thin and delicate enough to pass for a fencing saber. Both of them are of royal blood as well.



* Invoked in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' with the "Royal Sword Style", which is modeled after fencing and, as the name suggest, only taught to royalty. Users that play this trope 100% straigth are [[StarterVillain Jamil]], who was trained in the Royal Sword Style and uses a rapier in combat ([[BadBoss or to torture his slaves]]) and Al Thamen's [[CastingAShadow Bjorn]], whose clothes calls to mind a pirate swashbuckler and is likely a fallen noble of sort. Alibaba uses this style with a dagger rather than a rapier, and his master [[WarriorPrince Sharrkan]] wields a black scimitar thin and delicate enough to pass for a fencing saber. Both of them are of royal blood as well.

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* Invoked in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' with the "Royal Sword Style", which is modeled after fencing and, as the name suggest, only taught to royalty. Users that play this trope 100% straigth are [[StarterVillain Jamil]], who was trained in the Royal Sword Style and uses a rapier in combat ([[BadBoss or to torture his slaves]]) and Al Thamen's [[CastingAShadow Bjorn]], whose clothes calls to mind a pirate swashbuckler and is likely a fallen noble of sort. Alibaba uses this style with a dagger rather than a rapier, and his master [[WarriorPrince Sharrkan]] wields a black scimitar thin and delicate enough to pass for a fencing saber. Both of them are of royal blood as well.
3rd Sep '17 12:11:06 AM Mukademaoh
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%% * Suzunosuke Mamiya from ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' uses one and has two more with him just in case. In this case, Suzunosuke takes advantage of the rapier's flexible blade to move it at high speed, confusing the opponent and stabbing him. Gama managed to render this weapon useless by looking carefully at Suzunosuke's movements as he attacked to predict the next blow.

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%% * Suzunosuke Mamiya from ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' uses one and has two more with him just in case. In this case, Suzunosuke takes advantage of the rapier's flexible blade to move it at high speed, confusing the opponent and stabbing him. Gama managed to render this weapon useless by looking carefully at Suzunosuke's movements as he attacked to predict the next blow. While he's not a noble of sorts (more likely a Ronin) he does have the suave, swashbuckling look of a rapier user, looking more delicate and classier than the average Muhou Ryuu commander (he even has a BeautyMark!).




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* Invoked in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' with the "Royal Sword Style", which is modeled after fencing and, as the name suggest, only taught to royalty. Users that play this trope 100% straigth are [[StarterVillain Jamil]], who was trained in the Royal Sword Style and uses a rapier in combat ([[BadBoss or to torture his slaves]]) and Al Thamen's [[CastingAShadow Bjorn]], whose clothes calls to mind a pirate swashbuckler and is likely a fallen noble of sort. Alibaba uses this style with a dagger rather than a rapier, and his master [[WarriorPrince Sharrkan]] wields a black scimitar thin and delicate enough to pass for a fencing saber. Both of them are of royal blood as well.
14th Aug '17 5:57:54 PM TheBigBopper
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A type of CoolSword with a long, narrow blade, the rapier is often associated with those of high class, or at least some suave demeanor. If a character has one, you can expect them to be a noble, an elegant knight, or a high-born lady who knows how to fence. Even a common-born character can use a rapier if they have a certain flamboyance or sense of style that distinguishes them from the rabble; charming rogues such as the swashbuckling pirate and TheBard often get this treatment. 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 single-handed sword from Europe designed to use the advantages of CoolSword with thrusting and serve as a long, narrow blade, fashionable sidearm, the rapier is often associated with those of high class, or at least some suave demeanor. If a character has one, you can expect them to be a noble, an elegant knight, or a high-born lady who knows how to fence. Even a common-born character can use a rapier if they have a certain flamboyance or sense of style that distinguishes them from the rabble; charming rogues such as the swashbuckling pirate and TheBard often get this treatment. If they're an ImpoverishedPatrician or FallenPrincess, they might hold onto a rapier as a remnant of the social status they once enjoyed.



'''Remember, don't just add an example because someone in a story uses a rapier.''' You have to ''explain'' how its form or the way they use it sheds light on the character's backstory, upbringing, and personality, and makes them look classy or noble. For more information about real rapiers, see UsefulNotes/{{Swords}} and UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship. Also, don't use an example unless the sword is at least straight-bladed with two edges and a point; that disqualifies katanas, sabers, and the like. The best rule of thumb is whether it's called a rapier in-universe.

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'''Remember, don't just add an example because someone in a story uses a rapier.''' You have to ''explain'' how its form or the way they use it sheds light on the character's backstory, upbringing, and personality, and makes them look classy or noble. For more information about real rapiers, see UsefulNotes/{{Swords}} and UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship. Also, don't use an Fictional swords called rapiers might not have all the features of historical rapiers, but any example unless the sword is should at least straight-bladed be single-handed with two edges a straight, symmetrical, and relatively narrow blade; a point; that disqualifies katanas, sabers, and fancy hilt is optional. This trope also accommodates the like. The best rule of thumb is whether it's early rapier or "side sword"[[note]]basically a sword with a hilt too developed to be considered a medieval arming sword, but too stout-bladed to be called a rapier in-universe.
rapier[[/note]], as well as its daintier eventual replacement, the smallsword.
14th Aug '17 8:41:50 AM Deadbeatloser22
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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', the sword [[TheHero Will Turner]] forges for [[TheRival Norrington]] on the occasion of his promotion to Commodore isn't actually a rapier, but it's of a similar shape and is clearly meant to bring one to mind. Norrington is an upper class naval officer, betrothed to the daughter of the governor. Moreover, the sword seems tied to his career: During the period he was AWOL, the sword was kept by [[BigBad Lord Beckett]], and returned to him upon his return to the fold and promotion to Admiral. After using it in [[RedemptionEqualsDeath his heroic sacrifice]], [[TheDragon Davey Jones]] keeps it and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard uses it to kill its original creator]]. It's contrasted by [[{{Swashbuckler}} numerous other kinds of swords]] used in the films, each likewise reflecting their owners' fighting styles and personalities.

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'', the sword [[TheHero Will Turner]] forges for [[TheRival Norrington]] on the occasion of his promotion to Commodore isn't actually a rapier, but it's of rather a similar shape and is clearly smallsword, a shorter rapier-style sword meant to bring one to mind.mainly as a dress sword. Norrington is an upper class naval officer, betrothed to the daughter of the governor. Moreover, the sword seems tied to his career: During the period he was AWOL, the sword was kept by [[BigBad Lord Beckett]], and returned to him upon his return to the fold and promotion to Admiral. After using it in [[RedemptionEqualsDeath his heroic sacrifice]], [[TheDragon Davey Jones]] keeps it and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard uses it to kill its original creator]]. It's contrasted by [[{{Swashbuckler}} numerous other kinds of swords]] used in the films, each likewise reflecting their owners' fighting styles and personalities.
11th May '17 5:49:01 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Baroness Adagio Dazzle gets a rapier as her Harmonic weapon in FanFic/TheRainsverse, as befits her elegant nature and noble rank.
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8th May '17 7:03:14 PM PaulA
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If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after at all, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other one-handed swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.

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If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after at all, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other one-handed swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet.''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.
5th May '17 1:18:16 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''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.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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''VideoGame/Persona3'': Wealthy and cultured heiress [[LadyOfWar Mitsuru's]] Mitsuru Kirijo'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 ** The original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series, there is has Eriko Kirishima, the a graceful and cultured fencer from a wealthy family.family who's something of a school idol.
22nd Mar '17 8:04:35 PM TheBigBopper
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A type of 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.

If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after even once, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.

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A type of CoolSword with a long, narrow blade, the rapier is often associated with those of high class, or at least some suave character. demeanor. If a character has one, you can expect them to be a noble, an elegant knight, or a high-born lady that who knows how to fence. Even a common common-born character can use a rapier if they have a certain flamboyance or sense of style that makes distinguishes them seem nobler of spirit than their social class would suggest; from the rabble; charming rogues often get this treatment, such as the swashbuckling pirate and TheBard.TheBard often get this treatment. If they're an ImpoverishedPatrician or FallenPrincess, they might hold onto a rapier as a remnant of the social status they once enjoyed.

If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after even once, at all, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other one-handed swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.
22nd Mar '17 6:34:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after even once, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. (And possibly also due to their guns' inaccuracy and slowness in reloading.) Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.

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If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after even once, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. (And possibly also due to their guns' inaccuracy and slowness in reloading.) Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.
11th Mar '17 8:18:26 AM Goldfritha
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If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after even once, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.

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If your characters are living in TheCavalierYears, and especially musketeers are involved, you can definitely expect them to use rapiers. In fact, you'll be lucky if you get to see fictional musketeers use the actual muskets they're named after even once, because HeroesPreferSwords and guns are for cowards. (And possibly also due to their guns' inaccuracy and slowness in reloading.) Due both to their association with nobility, and their supposedly lighter weight making them easier to wield for those without massive upper-body strength, it's common for the LadyOfWar to use one. In actual fact, the rapier weighs about the same as other swords, since what weight its blade loses in being more slender it makes up for in being longer and having more mass in the hilt. If rapiers are associated with anything negative, it will probably be the craze for dueling that spread like a disease through the upper classes at the same time, as depicted in Shakespeare's Theater/RomeoAndJuliet. There's also the fact that many [[ManOfWealthAndTaste cultured villains and antagonists]], such as Tybalt in that play, also use one.
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