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10th Jul '16 5:27:07 PM nombretomado
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* The black sword Dyrnwyn from the ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'' series can only be drawn by one of "noble worth". [[HeroicWannabe Taran]] at first assumes this means one born of a noble bloodline, but Gwydion later states that it is referring to character, not blood. In the hands of a worthy person it is an InfinityPlusOneSword capable of slaying just about any evil being. Those who are unworthy tend to get themselves killed trying to draw the sword. Taran has to go through four or five books' worth of CharacterDevelopment before he can wield it.

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* The black sword Dyrnwyn from the ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' series can only be drawn by one of "noble worth". [[HeroicWannabe Taran]] at first assumes this means one born of a noble bloodline, but Gwydion later states that it is referring to character, not blood. In the hands of a worthy person it is an InfinityPlusOneSword capable of slaying just about any evil being. Those who are unworthy tend to get themselves killed trying to draw the sword. Taran has to go through four or five books' worth of CharacterDevelopment before he can wield it.
4th Jul '16 3:32:53 PM ZerroDefex
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*** In one episode Tenseiga is used to greatly de-power a [[PoweredByAForsakenChild soul stealing enemy]] by restoring said souls to the recently sacrificed victims.
28th Jun '16 2:12:03 PM margdean56
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** Also from Tolkien: The sword Caudimordax (aka Tailbiter) in ''FarmerGilesOfHam'' will not stay sheathed if a dragon is within five miles, and also apparently gives a skill boost to its wielder when used against a dragon.

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** Also from Tolkien: The sword Caudimordax (aka Tailbiter) in ''FarmerGilesOfHam'' ''Literature/FarmerGilesOfHam'' will not stay sheathed if a dragon is within five miles, and also apparently gives a skill boost to its wielder when used against a dragon.
28th Jun '16 2:10:44 PM margdean56
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* The sword Sting from ''LordOfTheRings'' is effective against most anything, but it also glows blue to give warning when orcs are near. This is a trait it shares with other Elvin blades crafted during that period.

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* The sword Sting from ''LordOfTheRings'' is effective against most anything, but it also glows blue to give warning when orcs are near. This is a trait it shares with other Elvin Elven blades crafted during that period.



** Also from Tolkien: The sword Caudimordax (aka Tailbiter) in ''FarmerGilesOfHam'' will not stay sheathed if a dragon is within five miles, and also apparently gives a skill boost to its wielder when used against a dragon.



** Stonecutter too. It's only "magical" property is the ability to cut through stone.

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** Stonecutter too. It's Its only "magical" property is the ability to cut through stone.
26th Jun '16 10:32:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''BaldursGate'' has one kind of sword that glows when enemies are nearby, though unfortunately it counts normal-sized rats and spiders as enemies even though they can't hurt you. Also, weapons 'Of Disruption' have a chance of instantly vaporizing undead upon contact. The oringinal also had a nifty 'Greatsword +1/+3 vs. shapeshifters' (which you fough a ''lot'' of).

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* ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' has one kind of sword that glows when enemies are nearby, though unfortunately it counts normal-sized rats and spiders as enemies even though they can't hurt you. Also, weapons 'Of Disruption' have a chance of instantly vaporizing undead upon contact. The oringinal also had a nifty 'Greatsword +1/+3 vs. shapeshifters' (which you fough a ''lot'' of).
11th Jun '16 4:15:58 PM nombretomado
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* The Sword of Truth in ''SwordOfTruth'' is a big honking sharp piece of metal... that doesn't allow the bearer to hurt anyone or anything they believe innocent and magically guilts the user every time he kills someone, regardless. You have to be full of righteous fury just to ''use'' the damn thing. Unless you figure out [[spoiler: how to be full of sympathy and love for your target]] instead, which is a much better insulator. And then it turns out that the sword is also a repository for all of the experience and fighting prowess of all its past users that is instantly transferred during a specific test in an obscure jungle.

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* The Sword of Truth in ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' is a big honking sharp piece of metal... that doesn't allow the bearer to hurt anyone or anything they believe innocent and magically guilts the user every time he kills someone, regardless. You have to be full of righteous fury just to ''use'' the damn thing. Unless you figure out [[spoiler: how to be full of sympathy and love for your target]] instead, which is a much better insulator. And then it turns out that the sword is also a repository for all of the experience and fighting prowess of all its past users that is instantly transferred during a specific test in an obscure jungle.
10th Jun '16 7:33:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''SamuraiJack'''s sword will not cut anyone pure of heart, as evident both when Aku stole it and tried to stab Jack with it and when Jack tried to use it to cut up a deer for food.

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* ''SamuraiJack'''s ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'''s sword will not cut anyone pure of heart, as evident both when Aku stole it and tried to stab Jack with it and when Jack tried to use it to cut up a deer for food.
28th Dec '15 9:44:26 AM Karxrida
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*** As did the original game - some weapons would randomly cast spells when hitting a monster, others could be used as items to cast a spell (like Heal or Lightning) even by non-spell-casting characters. Leading to wonderful benefits like being able to cast Lit2 on sea monsters as a White Wizard using Thor's Hammer.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has a job class devoted to making swords Situational, the Mystic Knight/Sorcerer.

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*** As did the original game - some weapons would randomly cast ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Some Blue Magic spells when hitting have "Level [value]" in their names, meaning they only work if the target has a monster, others could be used as items to cast a spell (like Heal or Lightning) even by non-spell-casting characters. Leading to wonderful benefits like being able to cast Lit2 multiple of the specific Level value. For example, Level 5 Doom only works on sea monsters as targets whose level is a White Wizard using Thor's Hammer.
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multiple of 5.
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has a job class devoted to making swords Situational, the Mystic Knight/Sorcerer.
26th Dec '15 9:16:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Smart guns are prototype firearms that use a unique locking system to prevent anyone who doesn't have the matching magnetic key from firing them.
** There are a number of systems: RFID tags, grip patterns, fingerprints.

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* Smart guns are prototype firearms that use a unique locking system to prevent anyone who doesn't have the matching magnetic key from firing them.
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them. There are a number of systems: RFID tags, grip patterns, fingerprints.
19th Dec '15 9:54:22 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' some weapons have a "slaying" modifier which grant a 10-20% increase in damage to specific enemy types.
* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' "Slaying" sigils offer similar bonuses against specific enemy types.
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