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14th Feb '18 12:20:31 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', series there is a [[YourSoulIsMine Soul Trap]] spell which can be applied to any weapon (if an enemy is killed while its effect is active then their soul is bound to a "soul gem" in your inventory if there's one powerful enough to hold it). In the lore, there is a recurring sword called Umbra which possesses its owner (forcing them to take on its name) and also has this effect.
** Mehrunes' Razor, the artifact of the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon, is a dagger that has a small chance of severing the soul from a victim's body, killing them and giving the soul to Dagon.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', series ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout the series,
there is a [[YourSoulIsMine Soul Trap]] spell which can be applied to any weapon (if as an enchantment. If the enemy is killed while its effect Soul Trap is active then in effect, their soul is bound to will be absorbed and placed into a "soul gem" [[CrystalPrison Soul Gem]] in your inventory if there's one (if there is a gem powerful enough to hold it). In the lore, there it).
** Umbra
is a recurring [[LegendaryWeapon legendary]] (and [[EvilWeapon evil]]) sword called with Soul Trap as its primary enchantment. According to series' lore, Umbra which possesses also absorbs the soul of its owner (forcing wielder, possessing them (with them taking the name Umbra), and forcing them to take on its name) become a BloodKnight. Either they kill powerful foes to give Umbra more souls, or the wielder is slain by a more powerful person, who then takes the sword and also has this effect.
restarts the process anew. (Thankfully, the PlayerCharacter can use Umbra as much as they want [[GameplayAndStorySegregation with no ill effect]].)
** Mehrunes' Razor, the an artifact of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince Prince]] [[DestroyerDeity Mehrunes Dagon, Dagon]], is a dagger that has a small chance of severing the soul from a victim's body, killing them instantly and giving the soul to Dagon.
26th Jan '18 5:56:08 AM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', you have Anomander's Dragnipur, which holds the souls of those its slain within an [[AnotherDimension alternate dimension]] where they spend the remainder of their existence towing the Gate of Darkness and the large cart it's situated in in an effort to keep it out of the hands of the forces of Chaos.

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* In the ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'', you have Anomander's Dragnipur, there's [[MagicKnight Anomander Rake]]'s {{BFS}} [[BlackSwordsAreBetter Dragnipur]], which holds the souls of those its it has slain within an [[AnotherDimension alternate dimension]] where they spend the remainder of their existence towing the Gate of Darkness and the large cart wagon it's situated in in an effort to keep it out of the hands reach of the forces of Chaos.
16th Oct '17 9:17:02 PM Dravencour
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** There was also the Morgul-knife, which the Witch King uses to try to corrupt Frodo and turn him into a wraith.

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** There was also the Morgul-knife, which the Witch King uses to try to corrupt Frodo and turn him into a wraith. The wound that he bears from this knife [[AcheyScars hurts him when powerful evil is near]], and it [[WoundThatWillNotHeal never fully heals]].
29th Jul '17 2:51:34 PM NhazUl
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'': Frostmourne is a semi-sentient EvilWeapon that sucks the souls of its victims. [[spoiler: When it gets shattered, the souls are released and incapacitate its wielder, the Lich King, long enough for him to be killed]].
4th May '17 6:42:29 AM ObliqueFault
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* In TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}} Hell on Earth setting, Junkers can create Spirit Weapons, which target the soul directly. Notably, you can build this function into any weapon, so a sufficiently well-supplied Junker can create [[MacrossMissileMassacre anti-soul missiles]]!
23rd Apr '17 11:11:14 AM Pavlov
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* Death of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s'' scythe is one, obviously, as is the scythe of his assistant the Death of Rats.

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* Death of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s'' scythe is one, obviously, as is the scythe of his assistant the Death of Rats. Death's sword works the same way but is only used on Royalty. No word on the Death of Rats having a sword, [[AuthorExistenceFailure nor are we likely to get one.]]
10th Apr '17 6:47:10 PM nombretomado
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* ShamanKing also has this in Yoh's second most powerful [[LivingWeapon Oversoul]] has the ability to "purifies the very soul", meaning it can cleave the soul also implying that it doesn't physically damage the opposition.

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* ShamanKing ''Manga/ShamanKing'' also has this in Yoh's second most powerful [[LivingWeapon Oversoul]] has the ability to "purifies the very soul", meaning it can cleave the soul also implying that it doesn't physically damage the opposition.
19th Feb '17 5:40:37 PM Arawn999
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Zanpakuto directly translates to "Soul Cutting Sword". Although technically it doesn't cut souls, it just purifies souls that have turned into monsters.

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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Zanpakuto directly translates to "Soul Cutting Sword". Although technically it doesn't cut souls, it just purifies Its primary purpose is purifying souls that have turned into monsters.monsters, though it's perfectly capable of cutting physical and spiritual flesh as well.
5th Nov '16 11:34:12 AM zarpaulus
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* Death of Diskworld's scythe is one, obviously, as is the scythe of his assistant the Death of Rats.

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* Death of Diskworld's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'s'' scythe is one, obviously, as is the scythe of his assistant the Death of Rats.
1st Sep '16 3:35:16 PM mrponeis
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* Quite the principle behind the RuneSave form that the Ten Commandments wields in ''Manga/RaveMaster''

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* Quite the principle behind the RuneSave Rune Save form that the Ten Commandments wields in ''Manga/RaveMaster''
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