History Main / SwordLines

4th May '18 9:50:55 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** In the [[VideoGame/BerserkandtheBandoftheHawk Berserk collaboration title]], all swinging-type attacks are accompanied with white-ish sword lines. Some characters, like Guts, will have their attacks accompanied by a bloody sword trail instead.

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** In the [[VideoGame/BerserkandtheBandoftheHawk [[VideoGame/BerserkAndTheBandOfTheHawk Berserk collaboration title]], all swinging-type attacks are accompanied with white-ish sword lines. Some characters, like Guts, will have their attacks accompanied by a bloody sword trail instead.
14th Mar '18 4:09:24 AM KBABZ
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Note that Sword Lines aren't just limited to swords, or even bladed weapons for that matter. Axes, sabres, staffs, clubs, punches, kicks, and even arrows have a high tendency to leave behind conspicuous lines which portray their path. Somewhat justified with {{Laser Blade}}s.

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Note that Sword Lines aren't just limited to swords, or even bladed weapons for that matter. Axes, sabres, staffs, clubs, punches, kicks, and even arrows have a high tendency to leave behind conspicuous lines which portray their path. Somewhat justified with {{Laser Blade}}s.
Blade}}s. [[RuleOfCool While obviously cool-looking]], Sword Lines [[TropesAreTools can be helpful in giving players a visual indicator of the sword's range]].


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* The Omniwrenches in ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' have this when swung. They notably evolve in ''[[RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Up Your Arsenal]]'' as the player upgrades their armour, gradually becoming more fire-like to indicate increased damage.
22nd Feb '18 11:47:23 AM DeeeFoo
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** The 9th main iteration, Dynasty Warriors 9, took a different approach and added sword lines that weren't always colored. The lines themselves are depicted by the air becoming distorted following the swing of the weapon, which depicts the weapon's trail in a more realistic manner. Colored sword lines are still present when the attack is enhanced by an element, and also in several characters' Musou attacks.

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** The 9th main iteration, Dynasty Warriors 9, took a different approach and added adds colorless sword lines that weren't always colored. for all swinging attacks. The lines themselves are depicted visualized by the air becoming distorted following the swing of the weapon, which depicts depicting the weapon's trail in a more realistic manner. Colored sword lines are still present when the attack is Attacks enhanced by an element, and also in several characters' element will be accompanied with sword lines of that element. All swinging-type Musou attacks.attacks will have blue fiery sword lines in the startup animation.
30th Jan '18 5:19:46 PM DeeeFoo
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* In the VideoGame/DynastyWarriors franchise, several games implement colored sword lines to visually depict the hitbox of each attack, as well as for visual effect. In certain games, they also serve to visualize what kind of buff/status effect the player character is currently using.

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* In the VideoGame/DynastyWarriors franchise, several games implement colored sword lines to visually depict the hitbox of each attack, as well as for visual effect. In certain games, they also serve to visualize what kind of buff/status buff/status/elemental effect the player character is currently using.



** The 9th main iteration, Dynasty Warriors 9, took a different approach and added sword lines that weren't actually colored. The lines themselves are depicted by the air becoming distorted following the swing of the weapon, which depicts the weapon's path in a more realistic manner. Colored sword lines are still present in the Musou attacks though.

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** The 9th main iteration, Dynasty Warriors 9, took a different approach and added sword lines that weren't actually always colored. The lines themselves are depicted by the air becoming distorted following the swing of the weapon, which depicts the weapon's path trail in a more realistic manner. Colored sword lines are still present in when the attack is enhanced by an element, and also in several characters' Musou attacks though.attacks.
7th Dec '17 9:22:31 AM DeeeFoo
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** The 9th main iteration, Dynasty Warriors 9, took a different approach and added sword lines that weren't actually colored. The lines themselves are depicted by the air becoming distorted following the swing of the weapon, which depicts the weapon's path in a more realistic manner. Colored sword lines are still present in the Musou attacks though.
19th Oct '17 12:26:23 PM DustSnitch
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** At first it looks like [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003482 Rose's knitting needles]] have done this, but [[SubvertedTrope it's actually purple yarn]].
** Jack however is fond of sword lines, often doubling as TheHitFlash.

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** At first it looks like [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003482 Rose's knitting needles]] have done this, leave behind purple arcs, but [[SubvertedTrope it's actually purple yarn]].
** Jack however Noir, however, is fond of white sword lines, often doubling as TheHitFlash.



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', taking inspiration from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', has this in the fight between Zuko and Jet, which led some to believe that Zuko was using blue fire.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', taking inspiration from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'', has this every sword swing in the fight duel between Zuko and Jet, Jet leave behind a trail of blue sparks, which led some to believe that Zuko was using creating blue fire.
19th Oct '17 12:24:55 PM DustSnitch
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* [[Film/VForVendetta V]]'s daggers do this in slow-motion.
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* This happens a lot in {{Tokusatsu}}.
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11th Sep '17 2:32:57 PM DeeeFoo
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* Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star adds sword lines to all playable characters' attacks, bladed or not. The color and appearance of the trails depend on the character.
11th Sep '17 2:22:06 PM DeeeFoo
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* In the VideoGame/DynastyWarriors franchise, several games implement colored sword lines to visually depict the hitbox of each attack as well as for visual effect.
** In the [[VideoGame/BerserkandtheBandoftheHawk Berserk collaboration title]], all swinging-type attacks are accompanied with white-ish sword lines. Some characters, like Guts, will have their attacks accompanied by a sword trail of blood instead.
** VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors started doing this in the 4th main iteration to visualize hitboxes, adding dark-purple sword trails to all normal attacks, even for non-bladed weapons. The sword lines are also sometimes accompanied with various elemental effects, to indicate which element is being applied in that particular attack.

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* In the VideoGame/DynastyWarriors franchise, several games implement colored sword lines to visually depict the hitbox of each attack attack, as well as for visual effect.
effect. In certain games, they also serve to visualize what kind of buff/status effect the player character is currently using.
** In the [[VideoGame/BerserkandtheBandoftheHawk Berserk collaboration title]], all swinging-type attacks are accompanied with white-ish sword lines. Some characters, like Guts, will have their attacks accompanied by a bloody sword trail of blood instead.
** VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors started doing this in the 4th main iteration to visualize hitboxes, adding dark-purple sword trails to all normal swinging attacks, even for non-bladed weapons. The sword lines are also sometimes accompanied with various elemental effects, to indicate which element is being applied in that particular attack.



** VideoGame/MusouStars started to add colored sword lines to all character's attacks as well, even for non-bladed weapons such as fists and staffs. The color of the sword lines vary depending on the character; for example Lu Bu's attacks are accompanied by dark red sword lines to reflect his attire and [[RedandBlackandEvilAllOver personality]].

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** VideoGame/MusouStars started to add colored sword lines to all character's swinging attacks as well, even for non-bladed weapons such as fists and staffs. The color of the sword lines vary depending on the character; for example Lu Bu's attacks are accompanied by dark red sword lines to reflect his attire and [[RedandBlackandEvilAllOver personality]]. Sword lines in this game can also change color depending if the player character receives an elemental buff or not.
16th Jun '17 10:14:06 PM Abodos
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