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23rd Dec '17 7:14:43 PM nombretomado
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* Rudi Mackenzie of the {{Emberverse}} was named the Sword of the Lady as an infant at his Wiccaning. His mission, in the second trilogy, is to find and claim the actual sword of the same name.

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* Rudi Mackenzie of the {{Emberverse}} Literature/{{Emberverse}} was named the Sword of the Lady as an infant at his Wiccaning. His mission, in the second trilogy, is to find and claim the actual sword of the same name.
7th Dec '17 5:55:52 PM nombretomado
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* Mogul Khan the Axe from ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' wields a giant axe. In [[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} DotA 2]] he starts [[CompanionCube talking to his weapon]] [[ICallItVera and names it]]... [[ShapedLikeItself Axe]].

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* Mogul Khan the Axe from ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' wields a giant axe. In [[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} DotA 2]] he starts [[CompanionCube talking to his weapon]] [[ICallItVera and names it]]... [[ShapedLikeItself Axe]].
6th Dec '17 9:41:01 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the powerful sword Umbra is cursed and tends to possess its owners, resulting in them becoming obsessed with the sword and adopting its name as their own. The PlayerCharacter can, of course, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation use it as much as they like without consequence]].

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'': In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the LegendaryWeapon Umbra is a powerful sword Umbra is but cursed sword which [[YourSoulIsMine steals the souls of its victims]], and tends to possess its owners, resulting in them becoming obsessed with the sword and adopting its name as their own.own. They become {{Blood Knight}}s who seek out strong opponents. If they win, the sword claims the soul of a new victim. If they lose, the sword finds a new and stronger host... The PlayerCharacter can, of course, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation use it as much as they like without consequence]].
1st Dec '17 8:11:05 PM FRizer
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For more cool and magnificence, one can be given the name/nickname of StockWeaponNames, such as Excalibur or Kusanagi.


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* Excalibur in ''Manga/SoulEater'' is a person who can [[EquippableAlly turn into a weapon to be wielded]] (like many characters in the series), in his case a powerful sword. He's also a rather obnoxious loudmouth that no one wants to wield him.
* ''Videogame/TheKingOfFighters'' has a whole clan of this: the Kusanagi Clan, of which the hero Kyo Kusanagi is the latest. In this case they actually own the legendary Kusanagi sword itself, which is passed to one clan's head to another; Kyo's father Saisyu is the current head.
* Sword Man of ''Videogame/MegaMan8'' and Blade Man of ''Videogame/MegaMan10''.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' has Motoko Kusanagi. The author Shirow Masamune joked that the name's obviously a pseudonym, as it's akin to calling oneself "Jane Excalibur".


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* In the overseas version of ''Videogame/CaptainCommando'', Jennety (aka Mummy Commando) gets an alternate name, Mack the Knife, after the above.


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* Tomahawk Man from ''Videogame/MegaMan6'', who as an axe for a hand and can throw them out like a boomerang.


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* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has Marie Mjolnir, Dr. Franken Stein's assistant, who can turn into a pair of electric hammers.


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* ''Videogame/TheKingOFFighters'' has the character named Whip. Obviously, she [[WhipItGood wields it.]] She's also often called "Muchiko" (Whip Girl) or "Whippy" by her superior Ralf.


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* ''Videogame/{{Bayonetta}}'': The titular character.
* Inverted in ''Videogame/DevilMayCry 3'', where Dante's Devil Arms are named after the demons he acquired them from.


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* ''Videogame/{{Kirby}}'': The Meta Knights (Meta Knight's group) members are named after the weapon they wield, i.e Axe Knight, Mace Knight (though in his case an EpicFlail), Trident Knight, Javelin Knight, and later Sword Knight and Blade Knight.
* The very Videogame/ShovelKnight. There's also his partner Shield Knight.
* The eponymous ''Videogame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', so named because he fights with both a gun and [[ShockAndAwe electricity]].
20th Nov '17 3:19:22 AM bravo104
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* Even Shakespeare uses this trope. Although Pistol fails to appear in more recent screen versions of Henry V, in the play he represents the ordinary rank and file of the English army.

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* Even Shakespeare uses this trope. Although Pistol fails to appear in more recent screen versions of Henry V, in the play he represents the ordinary rank and file of the English army. And, of course, Shakespeare himself has "Spear" in his name.


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** Other names that use the same "Ger/Gar" root word include Roger, Edgar, Gary, Jarvis and Gerald.
16th Oct '17 6:03:17 PM AnnieLeonhardts
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* There is a blacksmith in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' simply called Hammer. He has an apprentice named Nail. Not to mention one of the great houses of Westeros, Martell - which literally means "hammer". Ironically enough, their coat of arms is a flower.

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* There is a blacksmith in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' simply called Hammer. He has an apprentice named Nail. Not to mention one of the great houses of Westeros, Martell - which literally means "hammer". Ironically enough, their coat of arms is a flower.
1st Oct '17 9:50:43 AM nombretomado
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* In the D&D parody ''TheIntercontinentalUnionOfDisgustingCharacters'', the heroine is named Sick Sword. Confusingly, her sentient broadsword is named The Sick Sword.

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* In the D&D parody ''TheIntercontinentalUnionOfDisgustingCharacters'', ''Literature/TheIntercontinentalUnionOfDisgustingCharacters'', the heroine is named Sick Sword. Confusingly, her sentient broadsword is named The Sick Sword.
25th Aug '17 4:42:35 PM UlyssesYeahThatOne
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* There is a blacksmith in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' simply called Hammer. He has an apprentice named Nail.

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* There is a blacksmith in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' simply called Hammer. He has an apprentice named Nail. Not to mention one of the great houses of Westeros, Martell - which literally means "hammer". Ironically enough, their coat of arms is a flower.
30th May '17 11:03:37 AM MacedonianKing
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* There is a blacksmith in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' simply called Hammer. He has an apprentice named Nail.
4th May '17 1:02:26 PM intastiel
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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Michael Carpenter.]]
--> "I don't call him the Fist of God as a pet name, folks."

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* [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has Michael Carpenter.]]
Carpenter, [[ThePaladin Knight of the Cross]]:
--> "I '''Harry Dresden:''' I don't call him the Fist of God as a pet name, folks."


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* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Zarine Bashere goes by ''Mandarb'' -- "Blade" in the [[ClassicalTongue Old Tongue]] -- during her stint as a {{Glory Seek|er}}ing Hunter for the Horn. Abruptly zig-zagged when Perrin introduces her to a horse with the same name and she hastily chooses a new one.
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