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12th Aug '17 11:04:45 AM LordGro
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A weapon--usually a CoolSword--that talks. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Some combination of EmpathicWeapon, EvilWeapon, and ExpositionFairy may apply.

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A weapon--usually a CoolSword--that talks. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Some combination of EmpathicWeapon, EvilWeapon, and ExpositionFairy may apply.
28th Jul '17 1:11:23 PM xcountryguy
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** Shinigami swords (zanpakutou) are born from the shinigami's soul. It takes talent and desire for the shinigami to awaken the living spirit within the sword for it to become an EmpathicWeapon and even more talent to learn its name and release its powers, at which point it crosses into a TalkingWeapon. Zanpakutou tend to share the shinigami's personality, including strengths and flaws, which can make it very hard for shinigami and their zanpakutou to get along. For those that crack the skill of Jinzen (the meditative skill of communing with the zanpakutou to strength bonds of trust and respect), great power can be developed and harnessed. It's not possible to reach the higher seats without this bond, and only one captain (Kenpachi Zaraki) has ever existed who had no communication with his zanpakutou. Lack of good communion with one's sword can diminish strength and make the sword itself fragile and prone to breaking. The manga mostly focuses on the MainCharacter's zanpakutou, Zangetsu, but has shown other zanpakutou such as Zabimaru [[spoiler: and Ouetsu Nimaiya's room full of HoneyTrap female zanpakutou spirits]].

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** Shinigami swords (zanpakutou) are born from the shinigami's soul. It takes talent and desire for the shinigami to awaken the living spirit within the sword for it to become an EmpathicWeapon and even more talent to learn its name and release its powers, at which point it crosses into a TalkingWeapon. Zanpakutou tend to share the shinigami's personality, including strengths and flaws, which can make it very hard for shinigami and their zanpakutou to get along. For those that crack the skill of Jinzen (the meditative skill of communing with the zanpakutou to strength bonds of trust and respect), great power can be developed and harnessed. It's not possible to reach the higher seats without this bond, and only one captain (Kenpachi Zaraki) has ever existed who had no communication with his zanpakutou. Lack of good communion with one's sword can diminish strength and make the sword itself fragile and prone to breaking. The manga mostly focuses on the MainCharacter's zanpakutou, Zangetsu, but has shown other zanpakutou such as Zabimaru [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Ouetsu Nimaiya's room full of HoneyTrap female zanpakutou spirits]].



** Its last fell words in the song, spoken at the very edge of hearing, are a dire curse on the miserable and benighted human race: [[spoiler: poor fucking humans!]]

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** Its last fell words in the song, spoken at the very edge of hearing, are a dire curse on the miserable and benighted human race: [[spoiler: poor [[spoiler:poor fucking humans!]]



* Enserric the Longsword in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'', who has an insult prepared for almost any type of enemy you encounter. [[spoiler: He is also somewhat of a DeadlyUpgrade, at least when he insists on rearranging your stats.]]

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* Enserric the Longsword in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'', who has an insult prepared for almost any type of enemy you encounter. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is also somewhat of a DeadlyUpgrade, at least when he insists on rearranging your stats.]]



* ''Literature/DesolateEra'': Talking weapons and treasures abound. Upon reaching a certain level of power, all treasures will generate a talking spirit. These spirits can even eventually [[spoiler: cultivate on their own and leave the weapon they once inhabited, becoming truly independent.]]

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* ''Literature/DesolateEra'': Talking weapons and treasures abound. Upon reaching a certain level of power, all treasures will generate a talking spirit. These spirits can even eventually [[spoiler: cultivate [[spoiler:cultivate on their own and leave the weapon they once inhabited, becoming truly independent.]]
24th Jul '17 5:12:04 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/RoguesOfTheRepublic:'' There are a few ancient weapons scattered around with the souls of ancients bound within them. While the weapons retain their full intelligence and memories, they usually can't speak more than two or three phrases, and only in the ancient language.
15th Jul '17 9:45:32 AM nombretomado
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* Caliburn from ''SonicAndTheBlackKnight'', who also serves as an ExpositionFairy for [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]].

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* Caliburn from ''SonicAndTheBlackKnight'', ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'', who also serves as an ExpositionFairy for [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]].
12th Jul '17 2:49:39 PM Andyroid
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* ''Rise & Shine'' has the legendary weapon Shine, a talking gun that gives advice (and smartass commentary) to his new wielder Rise as they try to save Gamearth from the invading Space Grunts.
10th Jun '17 8:57:22 AM nombretomado
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* Destiny's Wave, from the ''WhateleyUniverse''. It is the magical weapon of Bladedancer, the Handmaid of the Tao, and is a jade ''jian'' that can cut through pretty much anything. It has the soul of a great woman warrior sealed inside it, and seems perfectly willing to talk to Bladedancer's friends too.

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* Destiny's Wave, from the ''WhateleyUniverse''.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. It is the magical weapon of Bladedancer, the Handmaid of the Tao, and is a jade ''jian'' that can cut through pretty much anything. It has the soul of a great woman warrior sealed inside it, and seems perfectly willing to talk to Bladedancer's friends too.
16th May '17 7:17:51 PM nombretomado
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* The axe from ''UnforgottenRealms'' speaks in a French accent, apparently. It turns out he was originally a lumberjack/wizard who was transmogrified into an axe, then brainwashed so he thought that he'd been an axe all along.

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* The axe from ''UnforgottenRealms'' ''WebAnimation/UnforgottenRealms'' speaks in a French accent, apparently. It turns out he was originally a lumberjack/wizard who was transmogrified into an axe, then brainwashed so he thought that he'd been an axe all along.
29th Apr '17 10:09:18 PM osveta99
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* Racath's sword, Daragoian, in ''Attrition Acts of Penance'' is inhabited by an ancient, sentient conciousness with a glib sense of humor. It frequently falls silent for long stretches of time, but scarcely fails to mock Racath's failures (especially regarding his excuses surrounding not pursuing a relationship with Nelle) whenever the opportunity arises. The sword is well aware of its own usefulness and magical properties - indeed, it is actually capable of shaping magic on its own, enabling Racath to perform feats like [[FlashStep "the Red Surge"]] - and is frequently smug or arrogant about its own importance. For Racath this makes the BlessedWithSuck issue especially prominent.

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* Racath's sword, Daragoian, in ''Attrition ''Three Acts of Penance'' is inhabited by an ancient, sentient conciousness with a glib sense of humor. It frequently falls silent for long stretches of time, but scarcely fails to mock Racath's failures (especially regarding his excuses surrounding not pursuing a relationship with Nelle) whenever the opportunity arises. The sword is well aware of its own usefulness and magical properties - indeed, it is actually capable of shaping magic on its own, enabling Racath to perform feats like [[FlashStep "the Red Surge"]] - and is frequently smug or arrogant about its own importance. For Racath this makes the BlessedWithSuck issue especially prominent.
29th Apr '17 10:08:11 PM osveta99
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* ''Literature/RumoAndHisMiraculousAdventures''. Rumo gets a sword that talks to him, but he is the only one who can hear it. The problem: The two-bladed "sword" (more the size of a pig-sticker) actually contains two personalities. One is a very talkative and mostly ineffective coward (who talked Rumo in taking the sword), the other one a blood-thirsty, single-minded warrior (who can sulk when denied a fight). Rumo actually threatens to abandon the sword should it not stop talking.

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* ''Literature/RumoAndHisMiraculousAdventures''.Racath's sword, Daragoian, in ''Attrition Acts of Penance'' is inhabited by an ancient, sentient conciousness with a glib sense of humor. It frequently falls silent for long stretches of time, but scarcely fails to mock Racath's failures (especially regarding his excuses surrounding not pursuing a relationship with Nelle) whenever the opportunity arises. The sword is well aware of its own usefulness and magical properties - indeed, it is actually capable of shaping magic on its own, enabling Racath to perform feats like [[FlashStep "the Red Surge"]] - and is frequently smug or arrogant about its own importance. For Racath this makes the BlessedWithSuck issue especially prominent.
*''Literature/RumoAndHisMiraculousAdventures''.
Rumo gets a sword that talks to him, but he is the only one who can hear it. The problem: The two-bladed "sword" (more the size of a pig-sticker) actually contains two personalities. One is a very talkative and mostly ineffective coward (who talked Rumo in taking the sword), the other one a blood-thirsty, single-minded warrior (who can sulk when denied a fight). Rumo actually threatens to abandon the sword should it not stop talking.
22nd Apr '17 2:15:12 PM nombretomado
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* The Star Dragon Sword from the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series. It ''tries'' to come off as ancient and all-knowing, but since the only person who can wield it is the resident BoisterousBruiser, they both end up snarking to each other ''constantly''.

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* The Star Dragon Sword from the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series. It ''tries'' to come off as ancient and all-knowing, but since the only person who can wield it is the resident BoisterousBruiser, they both end up snarking to each other ''constantly''.
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