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10th Jul '16 5:27:26 PM nombretomado
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* In Lloyd Alexander's ''Taran Wanderer'' (fourth in the ''ChroniclesOfPrydain''), Taran briefly stays with a blacksmith who fits this trope description to a T. He teaches Taran how to forge his own sword, and, like the weaver and potter that Taran also stayed with, offers Taran his own philosophy of life.

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* In Lloyd Alexander's ''Taran Wanderer'' (fourth in the ''ChroniclesOfPrydain''), ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain''), Taran briefly stays with a blacksmith who fits this trope description to a T. He teaches Taran how to forge his own sword, and, like the weaver and potter that Taran also stayed with, offers Taran his own philosophy of life.
5th Jul '16 8:58:09 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Series/{{Noob}}'' is set in a fantasy FictionalVideoGame and has a character named Ardacos that is YouAllLookFamiliar handwaved as NewJobAsThePlotDemands. Blacksmith is one of the jobs he's mentioned to have.
28th Jun '16 6:21:52 PM Adept
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* ''QuestForGloryII'' has [[JerkJock Isurr]], ''QuestForGloryV'' had [[SurprisinglySimilarSubsitute Pholus]].

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* ''QuestForGloryII'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'' has [[JerkJock Isurr]], ''QuestForGloryV'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'' had [[SurprisinglySimilarSubsitute Pholus]].
26th Jun '16 8:23:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Charity Carpenter]] in ''TheDresdenFiles'' is a smith and a former WrenchWench who worked on custom motorcycles before she got married. An unusual example, because her husband's high-risk job spurred her to work with titanium, Kevlar, and ceramic strike plates as well as steel.

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* [[spoiler: Charity Carpenter]] in ''TheDresdenFiles'' ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is a smith and a former WrenchWench who worked on custom motorcycles before she got married. An unusual example, because her husband's high-risk job spurred her to work with titanium, Kevlar, and ceramic strike plates as well as steel.
23rd May '16 6:33:19 AM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has [[BadassNormal Andre of Astora]], [[GentleGiant Giant Blacksmith]] and [[DemBones Vamos]]. [[spoiler: WordsOfGod confirmed Andre is actually the '''First Born of Gwyn''', rather than Solaire.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has [[BadassNormal Andre of Astora]], [[GentleGiant Giant Blacksmith]] and [[DemBones Vamos]]. [[spoiler: WordsOfGod WordOfGod confirmed Andre is actually the '''First Born of Gwyn''', rather than Solaire.]]
9th Mar '16 1:14:27 AM GrammarNavi
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* Blacksmiths are specifically mentioned in ''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' as a good source of allies - their daughters tend to be beautiful and any orphans they raise automatically become heroes with mysterious lost pasts.

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* Blacksmiths are specifically mentioned in ''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' as a good source of allies - their daughters tend to be beautiful and any orphans they raise automatically become heroes with mysterious lost pasts.
7th Mar '16 1:21:31 PM intastiel
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* Perrin from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. A recurring theme in the series is Perrin hesitating between the life of a blacksmith and a warrior. Robert Jordan actually researched blacksmithing, and depictions of Perrin working are meticulously accurate (except for a minor error or two that were corrected in later editions.)
** Also noteworthy is that blacksmiths are given special eminence in the culture of the Aiel, a ProudWarriorRace. They're the only members of the society not expected to take up arms in a fight, and are similarly immune to attacks from a rival clan. Killing a blacksmith is possibly the most heinous crime the Aiel recognise, except possibly for killing a child.
* [[spoiler: Charity Carpenter]] in ''TheDresdenFiles''.
** Also a former WrenchWench, since her skill is justified by her having worked on custom motorcycles before she got married. An unusual example, because in addition to steel she works with titanium, Kevlar, and ceramic strike plates.
*** She learned all of that because she's the married version of the ViolentlyProtectiveGirlFriend, and is '''''going''''' to make her husband as safe as she can. (She's also very much the MamaBear. It's just not safe to mess with her family.)

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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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Perrin from ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime''. A recurring theme in Aybara is an apprentice smith and CloserToEarth than the series is Perrin hesitating between other Two Rivers characters. He frequently struggles to balance the life of a blacksmith smith and the life of a warrior.warrior [[spoiler:-- and, later, the life of a lord]]. Robert Jordan actually researched blacksmithing, and depictions of Perrin working are meticulously accurate (except for a minor error or two that were corrected in later editions.)
** Also noteworthy is that blacksmiths Blacksmiths are given special eminence in the culture of the Aiel, a ProudWarriorRace. They're the only members of the society not expected to take up arms in a fight, and are similarly immune to attacks from a rival clan. Killing a blacksmith is possibly the most heinous crime the Aiel recognise, except possibly for killing a child.
* [[spoiler: Charity Carpenter]] in ''TheDresdenFiles''.
** Also
''TheDresdenFiles'' is a smith and a former WrenchWench, since her skill is justified by her having WrenchWench who worked on custom motorcycles before she got married. An unusual example, because in addition her husband's high-risk job spurred her to steel she works work with titanium, Kevlar, and ceramic strike plates.
*** She learned all of that because she's the married version of the ViolentlyProtectiveGirlFriend, and is '''''going''''' to make her husband
plates as safe well as she can. (She's also very much the MamaBear. It's just not safe to mess with her family.)steel.
2nd Mar '16 6:49:58 PM KnightofLsama
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* ''WebVideo/ManAtArms'' is more or less this trope brought to life. The cast make fully functional versions of various items from many, many different media covering anime, video games, comic books and movies. Mostly swords but also other weapons and armour as well. As has been noted that Ilya from the ''Reforged'' second season has become something of an expert at making massive, oversized blades (read {{BFS}}) thanks to the many, many ones they've made over the course of the show.
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6th Jan '16 7:54:16 PM nombretomado
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* Sophitia's off-screen husband Rothion, in ''SoulCalibur''. Sophie's god and mentor Hephestus explicitly asked him to forge ''sacred weapons'' for his warrior girlfriend/later wife, which he promptly did. [[spoiler: ''Twice''.]]

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* Sophitia's off-screen husband Rothion, in ''SoulCalibur''.''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''. Sophie's god and mentor Hephestus explicitly asked him to forge ''sacred weapons'' for his warrior girlfriend/later wife, which he promptly did. [[spoiler: ''Twice''.]]
28th Dec '15 5:17:31 PM Steven
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* There are at least a couple of blacksmiths in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, starting with the dwarf who forges Excalibur in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI the first game]].

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* There are at least a couple of blacksmiths in the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, starting with the dwarf who forges Excalibur in [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI the first game]]. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' also allows players to become a Blacksmith as one of the many crafting professions they can pursue to create gear and other items.
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