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28th Nov '16 4:57:46 PM Morgenthaler
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** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', there's the Tyrfing. You hear a couple passes at this legendary sword in the first generation, but nothing important, then early in Chapter 5, [[ATasteOfPower you're given it -- and it's quite powerful, but you don't have it long for certain reasons.]] [[spoiler: Your entire army is killed following Chapter 5.]] Come Chapter 6, however, which starts with the main character's son, Seliph, Tyrfing has become this -- an all important sword that will make him a BadAss that can kick TheEmpire in the nuts, once he gets it, that is. Unlike most other examples however, this IS Seliph's best weapon. (And like the Falchion, it's possible to miss Tyrfing both times).

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** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', there's the Tyrfing. You hear a couple passes at this legendary sword in the first generation, but nothing important, then early in Chapter 5, [[ATasteOfPower you're given it -- and it's quite powerful, but you don't have it long for certain reasons.]] [[spoiler: Your entire army is killed following Chapter 5.]] Come Chapter 6, however, which starts with the main character's son, Seliph, Tyrfing has become this -- an all important sword that will make him a BadAss badass that can kick TheEmpire in the nuts, once he gets it, that is. Unlike most other examples however, this IS Seliph's best weapon. (And like the Falchion, it's possible to miss Tyrfing both times).
21st Oct '16 9:59:57 PM CadeyrnofKearneyI
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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' the one who can wield the crystal sword Callandor is the Dragon Reborn -- the chosen one. The main character acquires it in the third book and then announces his station to the world. "The only one who can wield it" is not precisely true. He was the only one who could pick it up without dying, yes, but as soon as he did, the magic protecting it was gone. After he left Callandor behind at the Stone of Tear, Morgaine berated him for leaving the third most powerful magical object in existence lying around for his enemies to steal. It's also such a strong AmplifierArtifact that using it as a sword is a complete waste of its potential.

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' the one who can wield the crystal sword Callandor is the Dragon Reborn -- the chosen one. The main character acquires it in the third book and then announces his station to the world. "The only one who can wield it" is not precisely true. He was the only one who could pick it up without dying, yes, but as soon as he did, the magic protecting it was gone. After he left Callandor behind at the Stone of Tear, Morgaine Moiraine berated him for leaving the third most powerful magical object in existence lying around for his enemies to steal. It's also such a strong AmplifierArtifact that using it as a sword is a complete waste of its potential.
15th Jul '16 11:18:18 PM psionycx
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', receiving his father's lightsaber is part of Luke's CallToAdventure near the end of act 1.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber is this:
** In ''Film/ANewHope'',
receiving his father's lightsaber is part of Luke's CallToAdventure near the end of act 1.1.
** Again in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Rey is actually drawn to the saber, and has an intense vision when she first touches it.
21st Jun '16 2:29:55 AM Strafe2409
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* Several Heisei ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series have the main character gain his SuperMode via the acquisition of a unique and powerful sword, hence the FanNickname "[=SwordGrade=]" ('''sword''' + up'''grade'''). Examples include Faiz's Faiz Blaster (doubles as a {{BFG}}!), Hibiki's Armed Saber, and Den-O's [=DenKamen=] Sword; Kabuto's Perfect Zecter and Kiva's Zanvat Sword are typically counted despite coming ''after'' the Rider got his SuperMode. The stand-outs are Decade (who uses the same weapon in all his forms, even when he [[MegaManning copies another Rider]]), Gaim (whose penultimate form Kachidoki Arms gets the unique weapon, but his final form Kiwami Arms can also use it due to being a WalkingArmory) and Drive (like Gaim, his ultra-weapon is shared between the penultimate Type Formula and final form Type Tridoron, and on top of that it's a {{BFG}} rather than a sword). The rest [[note]]Agito [[ShiningGoodness Shining Form]], Blade King Form, Double [=CycloneJoker=] Xtreme, OOO [=PuToTyra=] Combo, Fourze Cosmic States, and Wizard Infinity Style[[/note]] have swords (or in OOO and Wizard's cases, axes) that are part of their SuperMode's powers, rather than the source of them.

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* Several Heisei ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series have the main character gain his SuperMode via the acquisition of a unique and powerful sword, hence the FanNickname "[=SwordGrade=]" ('''sword''' + up'''grade'''). Examples include [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz's Faiz Blaster Blaster]] (doubles as a {{BFG}}!), [[Series/KamenRiderHibiki Hibiki's Armed Saber, Saber]], and [[Series/KamenRiderDenO Den-O's [=DenKamen=] Sword; DenKamen Sword]]. [[Series/KamenRiderKabuto Kabuto's Perfect Zecter Zecter]] and [[Series/KamenRiderKiva Kiva's Zanvat Sword Sword]] are typically counted despite coming ''after'' the Rider got gets his SuperMode. The stand-outs are [[Series/KamenRiderDecade Decade]], [[Series/KamenRiderGaim Gaim]], [[Series/KamenRiderDrive Drive]], and [[Series/KamenRiderGhost Ghost]]. Decade (who uses the same weapon in all his forms, even when he [[MegaManning [[PowerCopying copies another Rider]]), Gaim (whose Rider]]. Gaim's penultimate form Kachidoki Arms gets the unique weapon, but his final form Kiwami Arms can also use it due to being a WalkingArmory) and Drive (like WalkingArmory. Drive, like Gaim, his ultra-weapon is shared between the penultimate Type Formula and final form Type Tridoron, and on top of that it's a {{BFG}} rather than a sword). sword. Ghost, similar to Decade, both Grateful Damashii and Mugen Damashii uses the same weapon in most of his forms. The rest [[note]]Agito [[note]][[Series/KamenRiderAgito Agito]] [[ShiningGoodness Shining Form]], [[Series/KamenRiderBlade Blade King Form, Form]], [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Double [=CycloneJoker=] Xtreme, CycloneJokerXtreme]], [[Series/KamenRiderOOO OOO [=PuToTyra=] Combo, PuToTyra Combo]], [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Fourze Cosmic States, States]], and [[Series/KamenRiderWizard Wizard Infinity Style[[/note]] Style]][[/note]] have swords (or in OOO and Wizard's cases, axes) that are part of their SuperMode's powers, rather than the source of them.
7th Jun '16 1:21:53 PM X2X
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has Cecil receive the Legend sword (or Mythgraven sword, for the remake) when he becomes a paladin. Though it can eventually be reforged into the Excalibur, second (or third, depending on the version) best sword in the game.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has Cecil receive the Legend sword (or Mythgraven sword, for Blade in the remake) when he becomes a paladin. Paladin. Though it can eventually be reforged into the Excalibur, second the [[InfinityMinusOneSword second]]-[[PenultimateWeapon best]] (or third, depending on the version) best sword in the game.



** ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: Final Fantasy VII'' has Zack obtain the almighty Buster Sword after [[spoiler:he is forced to defeat his mentor, Angeal.]] It doesn't do anything to his stats, but its acquisition is mandatory. Interestingly, by the time of ''Final Fantasy VII'', the Buster Sword is Cloud's ''weakest'' sword.

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** ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: Final Fantasy VII'' has Zack obtain the almighty Buster Sword after [[spoiler:he is forced to defeat his mentor, Angeal.]] It doesn't do anything to his stats, but its acquisition is mandatory. Interestingly, by the time of ''Final Fantasy VII'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the Buster Sword is Cloud's ''weakest'' sword.
6th Jun '16 5:06:48 PM SpinAttaxx
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** And in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', you are [[spoiler: forced to catch (not defeat) your version legendary]] before you're allowed to battle [[spoiler: N and his legendary]].
** The above occurs again in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' where you must [[spoiler: capture your version legendary]] before you can battle [[spoiler: Flare Boss Lysandre]].
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** And in In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', you are [[spoiler: forced to catch (not defeat) your version legendary]] before ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', and ''Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire''[='=]s Delta Episode, you're allowed ''required'' to battle [[spoiler: N catch the mascot legendary in order to proceed. Unlike other legendary Pokémon, defeating them in these scenarios causes them to respawn instantly, they give out no experience, and his legendary]].
** The above occurs again in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'' where you must [[spoiler: capture your version legendary]] before you can battle [[spoiler: Flare Boss Lysandre]].
[[AntiFrustrationFeatures they have a slightly higher catch rate (45 as opposed to 3)]].
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17th Apr '16 4:23:15 AM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/PhoenixRising'', the last act begins when Kyri sets out to confront her parents' murderers, having completed her quest to find the Spiritsmith and obtain a sword and armor suitable to her new role as a [[ThePaladin Justiciar]].
11th Mar '16 12:01:18 AM M84
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* ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' ''White Marches Part II'' has Abydon's Hammer. You get it near the end of the main questline of the expansion, and it is the means by which you deal with the threat that was awakened when you restarted the White Forge.
7th Mar '16 6:42:01 PM Korados
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Alternatively, it may be gained at the beginning of the [[ThreeActStructure Second Act]], if it is important to game mechanics, and marks the beginning of the adventure proper.

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Alternatively, it may be gained at the beginning of the [[ThreeActStructure Second Act]], Act, if it is important to game mechanics, and marks the beginning of the adventure proper.



It contrasts with the InfinityPlusOneSword, which is optional to the plot and is collected long after the protagonist ceases to require it. It is, however, somewhat of a headscratcher when said InfinityPlusOneSword (and even the InfinityMinusOneSword) is stronger; see PenultimateWeapon.

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It contrasts with the InfinityPlusOneSword, which is optional to the plot and is collected long after the protagonist ceases to require it. It is, however, somewhat of a headscratcher when said InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Sword (and even the InfinityMinusOneSword) is stronger; see PenultimateWeapon.
26th Feb '16 2:30:11 AM LinTaylor
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* Several Heisei ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series have the main character gain his SuperMode via the acquisition of a unique and powerful sword, hence the FanNickname "[=SwordGrade=]" ('''sword''' + up'''grade'''). Examples include Faiz's Faiz Blaster (doubles as a {{BFG}}!), Hibiki's Armed Saber, and Den-O's [=DenKamen=] Sword; Kabuto's Perfect Zecter and Kiva's Zanvat Sword are typically counted despite coming ''after'' the Rider got his SuperMode. The rest [[note]]Agito [[ShiningGoodness Shining Form]], Blade King Form, Double CJX, OOO [=PuToTyra=], Fourze Cosmic, and Wizard Infinity[[/note]] have swords (or in OOO and Wizard's cases, axes) that are part of their powers, rather than the source of them. The stand-outs are Decade, who uses the same weapon in all his forms, and Gaim, whose penultimate form gets the unique weapon (though his final form can also use it due to being a WalkingArmory).

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* Several Heisei ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series have the main character gain his SuperMode via the acquisition of a unique and powerful sword, hence the FanNickname "[=SwordGrade=]" ('''sword''' + up'''grade'''). Examples include Faiz's Faiz Blaster (doubles as a {{BFG}}!), Hibiki's Armed Saber, and Den-O's [=DenKamen=] Sword; Kabuto's Perfect Zecter and Kiva's Zanvat Sword are typically counted despite coming ''after'' the Rider got his SuperMode. The stand-outs are Decade (who uses the same weapon in all his forms, even when he [[MegaManning copies another Rider]]), Gaim (whose penultimate form Kachidoki Arms gets the unique weapon, but his final form Kiwami Arms can also use it due to being a WalkingArmory) and Drive (like Gaim, his ultra-weapon is shared between the penultimate Type Formula and final form Type Tridoron, and on top of that it's a {{BFG}} rather than a sword). The rest [[note]]Agito [[ShiningGoodness Shining Form]], Blade King Form, Double CJX, [=CycloneJoker=] Xtreme, OOO [=PuToTyra=], [=PuToTyra=] Combo, Fourze Cosmic, Cosmic States, and Wizard Infinity[[/note]] Infinity Style[[/note]] have swords (or in OOO and Wizard's cases, axes) that are part of their SuperMode's powers, rather than the source of them. The stand-outs are Decade, who uses the same weapon in all his forms, and Gaim, whose penultimate form gets the unique weapon (though his final form can also use it due to being a WalkingArmory).them.
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