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22nd Feb '17 5:17:46 PM DeeeFoo
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* Zoro of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is capable of doing this. It's also a standard attack for members of CP9, except they're able to do it just by kicking their legs, no swords needed. A lot of swordsmen are able to do this with sufficient skill.

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* *''Manga/OnePiece'' contains many characters who are capabable of shooting sword beams, most of whom are formidable swordfighters.
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Zoro of ''Manga/OnePiece'' is and Mihawk are both capable of doing this. It's this, both of whom can generate sword beams of monstrous proportions, easily able to cut through entire mountains.
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also a standard attack for members of CP9, except they're able to do it just by kicking their legs, no swords needed. A lot of swordsmen are able to do this with sufficient skill.



* Several characters from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' are capable of firing beams out of their weapon. Given [[Creator/{{Koei}} their relation,]] some ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' do this as well.

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* Several characters from ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' are capable of firing beams out of their weapon. Given bladed weapons.
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[[Creator/{{Koei}} their relation,]] some ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' do this as well.well, as well as other characters across all their other titles.
21st Feb '17 6:05:28 PM nombretomado
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*** Zack Fair apparently taught Cloud the Meteorain/Meteor Shots skill, as he uses it in ''CrisisCore''.

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*** Zack Fair apparently taught Cloud the Meteorain/Meteor Shots skill, as he uses it in ''CrisisCore''.''VideoGame/CrisisCore''.
21st Feb '17 2:38:16 PM Prometheus117
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** {{Excalibur}} the Sword of Promised Victory, Saber's weapon, can release blasts of destructive power capable of annihilating entire buildings. Due to flawed summoning and Shirou's low prana capacity, Saber cannot use this attack freely.

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** {{Excalibur}} the Sword of Promised Victory, Saber's weapon, can release blasts of destructive power capable of annihilating entire buildings.buildings with ease. Due to flawed summoning and Shirou's low prana capacity, Saber cannot use this attack freely. ''LightNovel/FateZero'' and ''VideoGame/FateExtella'' reveal that it's powerful enough to destroy [[spoiler:a literal Cthulhu and an alien superweapon powerful enough to defeat ''gods'']].
12th Feb '17 12:35:24 PM Berrenta
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25th Jan '17 9:04:19 AM StFan
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->''"You hold in your hand''
->''A sword that shoots laser beams."''

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->''"You hold in your hand''
->''A
hand''\\
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sword that shoots laser beams."''
9th Jan '17 8:54:03 PM Prime32
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See also BayonetYa and MixAndMatchWeapon (for swords that are also guns), and ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks (for another way of using a sword as a ranged weapon). Compare EnergyBow (for bows that shoot beams) and MagicStaff (which is usually [[InvertedTrope a magical tool first, and a weapon second]]). Not to be confused with a [[LaserBlade Beam Sword]], although it's possible to combine the two.

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See also BayonetYa and MixAndMatchWeapon (for swords that are also guns), and ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks (for another way of using a sword as a ranged weapon). Compare EnergyBow (for bows that shoot beams) and MagicStaff (which is usually [[InvertedTrope a magical tool first, and a weapon second]]). second]]).

Not to be confused with a [[LaserBlade Beam Sword]], although it's possible to combine the two.Sword]] or with [[ShapingYourAttacks Beams Shaped Like Swords]] (though [[Webcomic/EightBitTheater a sword made of beams that shoots beams made of swords]] would be [[RuleOfCool pretty awesome]]).
30th Dec '16 3:43:58 PM Prime32
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A character will make a slashing motion with their CoolSword, but at a distance. What springs forth is a beam of PureEnergy, usually crescent-shaped. These can travel through the air or on the ground. Another version is stabbing or smashing the blade into the ground and creating a V-shaped stream of energy that may or may not actually tear through the earth as it crashes towards the enemy. Occasionally, it may even be a straight beam or bolt that fires down the length of the blade, much like a really sharp gun. This may be fired in a simple [[SwordPointing point]]-and-shoot manner, or unleashed with a thrusting motion similar to the other methods.

If the "beam" is a shockwave of compressed air which cuts things, this is also a RazorWind. If used with a LaserBlade, it often looks more like the blade is extending to strike the target.

Sometimes a [[KiManipulation Ki Attack]]. When magical this is a type of FullContactMagic, and when not it falls under ImplausibleFencingPowers. Sometimes put on enough steroids to reach WaveMotionGun type levels. Not to be confused with a [[LaserBlade Beam Sword]], although the two are not mutually exclusive.

See also BoomStick.

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A character will make a slashing motion with their CoolSword, but at a distance. What springs forth is a beam of PureEnergy, usually crescent-shaped. These can travel through the air or on the ground. Another version is [[SwordPlant stabbing or smashing the blade into the ground ground]] and creating a V-shaped stream of energy that may or may not actually tear through the earth as it crashes towards the enemy. Occasionally, it may even be a straight beam or bolt that fires down the length of the blade, much like a really sharp gun. This may be Sword Beams fired in by ''thrusting'' a simple sword at its target (or even just [[SwordPointing point]]-and-shoot manner, or unleashed with a thrusting motion similar to pointing the other methods.

sword in their direction]] and using it as a MagicWand) are rarer, but they do exist.

When magical this is a type of FullContactMagic, and when not it falls under ImplausibleFencingPowers.
If the "beam" is a shockwave of compressed air which cuts things, this is then it's also a RazorWind. If used with a LaserBlade, it often looks more like the blade is extending to strike the target.

Sometimes See also BayonetYa and MixAndMatchWeapon (for swords that are also guns), and ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks (for another way of using a [[KiManipulation Ki Attack]]. When sword as a ranged weapon). Compare EnergyBow (for bows that shoot beams) and MagicStaff (which is usually [[InvertedTrope a magical this is a type of FullContactMagic, tool first, and when not it falls under ImplausibleFencingPowers. Sometimes put on enough steroids to reach WaveMotionGun type levels. a weapon second]]). Not to be confused with a [[LaserBlade Beam Sword]], although it's possible to combine the two are not mutually exclusive.

See also BoomStick.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' animated TV series, this is about the only attack Link ever makes with his weapon (or even ''can'' make, since another sword he gets is "useless" because it can't shoot beams, and he doesn't even attempt to use like an actual sword), presumably because [[MoralGuardians slashing something with a sword is imitatable, but shooting a laser out of it isn't]]. Since his bow shoots beams too, this has the odd effect of making all of his weapons ''exactly the same''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' animated TV series, this Link's sword is about the only attack Link ever makes with his weapon (or even ''can'' make, since really more of a sword-shaped MagicWand that he [[SwordPointing points at things]] in order to shoot {{Disintegrator Ray}}s. He never attempts to actually swing it at enemies, and indeed when he gets another sword he gets is considers it "useless" because it can't shoot beams, and he doesn't even attempt to use like beams. Likewise, his bow is depicted as an actual sword), presumably EnergyBow with identical powers. Presumably this is because [[MoralGuardians slashing something with a sword is imitatable, but shooting a laser out of it isn't]]. Since his bow shoots beams too, this has the odd effect of making all of his weapons ''exactly the same''.isn't]].
28th Dec '16 7:54:01 PM ErebusElysium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'', the Sword of Daylight shoots out a beam of pure daylight after Jim stabs Bular through the chest, turning most of his body to stone in the process.
1st Dec '16 10:44:38 PM Gamermaster
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* The attack originally comes from ''Manga/LoveHina'', where it was used by Motoko and its development was the focus of an arc for her. The Shinmei Ryū school has a large number of ranged attack techniques, some of which have the ability to "skip" the first thing in its path and strike a target behind it.

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* ** The attack originally comes from ''Manga/LoveHina'', where it was used by Motoko and its development was the focus of an arc for her. The Shinmei Ryū school has a large number of ranged attack techniques, some of which have the ability to "skip" the first thing in its path and strike a target behind it.
20th Nov '16 6:16:31 AM DienShihGeng
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** [[TakenUpToEleven Taken up to eleven]] when he uses his legs.
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