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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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''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.
13th Feb '17 3:16:49 PM ectostar
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* Played straight in ''Discworld/TheColorOfMagic,'' the first ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel where it is used to reinforce Rincewind's perpetual incompetence. Rincewind is challenged to a sword fight; his opponent wields a rapier, while Rincewind is stuck with a short sword that looks more like a shovel.



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* Played straight in ''Discworld/TheColorOfMagic,'' the first ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel where it is used to reinforce Rincewind's perpetual incompetence. Rincewind is challenged to a sword fight; his opponent wields a rapier, while Rincewind is stuck with a short sword that looks more like a shovel.
11th Feb '17 2:38:25 PM KZN02
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** Elise Schwarzer, Rean's adoptive sister and member of Baron Schwarzer family in VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel is trained to use her family's swordsmanship style. Despite this, she learns the least amount of crafts and she's an arts-oriented character much like her predecessor Kloe. She's also depicted in-game as a polite young lady befitting of her status as a noble.

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** Elise Schwarzer, Rean's adoptive sister and member of Baron Schwarzer family in VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' is trained to use her family's swordsmanship style. Despite this, she learns the least amount of crafts and she's an arts-oriented character much like her predecessor Kloe. She's also depicted in-game as a polite young lady befitting of her status as a noble.
10th Feb '17 9:30:02 PM wentesur
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* Three characters in [[KisekiSeries Zemuria Saga]] so far have this as their weapon of choice, two of which are members of nobility.
** Kloe Rinz, a student of Jenis Royal Academy from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' uses rapier as her weapon of choice and is said to be the best among her schoolmates. Considering her real identity is Klaudia von Auslese, granddaughter of Liberl Kindom's Queen and she receives direct training from First Lieutenant in Liberl's Royal Army who is also student of one of the best sword users in the game, it's fitting. Gameplay-wise, players won't use her to attack enemies much since she's arts-oriented character, the one heavily geared toward healing at that. The one who trains her, Julia Schwarz, is also playable.
** Elise Schwarzer, Rean's adoptive sister and member of Baron Schwarzer family in VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel is trained to use her family's swordsmanship style. Despite this, she learns the least amount of crafts and she's an arts-oriented character much like her predecessor Kloe. She's also depicted in-game as a polite young lady befitting of her status as a noble.
23rd Sep '16 10:15:17 AM StFan
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