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3rd Oct '17 1:24:34 PM johnnye
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* Roy Greenhilt of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a sword that's made out of an alloy of starmetal. Originally, the blade was just an ordinary family heirloom, but early on in the story it was shattered. Mislead into believing his sword was ''made'' of starmetal and couldn't be reforged without it, Roy led his party on a quest to obtain some. Later, he discovered the truth about his sword [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0297.html when speaking with a swordsmith]] in Azure City: while his sword wasn't made out of the stuff, starmetal is incredibly rare and heavy. A blade made out of pure starmetal would weigh 300 pounds and require all the starmetal that has ''ever'' fallen out of the sky. Reforging his blade with even the palm-sized amount that he'd found made his sword ''incredibly'' strong--in D&D terms, it became a +5 sword with the ability to severely harm undead by emitting a green glow.

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* Roy Greenhilt of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has a sword that's made out of an alloy of starmetal. Originally, the blade was just an ordinary family heirloom, but early on in the story it was shattered. Mislead [[BrokenWeapon shattered]]. Misled into believing his sword was ''made'' made of starmetal and couldn't be reforged without it, Roy led his party on a quest to obtain some.some and ended up with only a tiny nugget of the stuff. Later, he discovered the truth about his sword [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0297.html when speaking with a swordsmith]] in Azure City: while his sword wasn't made out of the stuff, starmetal is incredibly rare and heavy. A heavy, and a blade entirely made out of pure starmetal it would weigh 300 pounds and require all the starmetal that has ''ever'' fallen out of the sky. Reforging his blade with even the palm-sized amount that he'd found made his sword ''incredibly'' strong--in D&D terms, it became a +5 sword with the ability to severely harm undead by emitting a green glow.
8th Sep '17 3:04:55 PM SSJMagus
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* Subverted:Franchise/{{Gundam}} series set in the Universal Century timeline, such as ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam 0079]]'', have Lunar Titanium, which is a more durable alloy to normal titanium that is refined in the space fortress Lunar II(hence the name Lunar Titanium). The source titanium is mined both on Earth and in asteroids. Later, the asteroid based faction Axis refined a better variant and renamed Lunar Titanium as Gundarium alpha(after the titular mecha it was famously used for) and the better variant Gundarium beta and gamma, with the latter used in mass quantity.
* Gundanium from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' doesn't quite count; it's {{Unobtanium}} that can only be refined in space, but it does have incredible properties (super strong, super light, electrically neutral, radar-proof), so TheFederation treats it this way. Apropriately enough, the Gundams were sent to Earth as part of "Operation Meteor", so...

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* Subverted:Franchise/{{Gundam}} series set in the Universal Century timeline, such as ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam 0079]]'', have Lunar Luna Titanium, which is a more durable alloy to normal titanium that is refined in the space fortress Lunar II(hence Luna II (hence the name Lunar '''Luna''' Titanium). The source titanium is mined both on Earth and in asteroids. Later, the asteroid based faction Axis refined a better variant and renamed Lunar Titanium as Gundarium alpha(after alpha (after the titular mecha it was famously used for) and the better variant improved variants Gundarium beta and gamma, with the latter used in mass quantity.
* Gundanium from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' doesn't quite count; it's {{Unobtanium}} that can only be refined in space, but it does have incredible properties (super strong, super light, electrically neutral, radar-proof), so TheFederation treats it this way. Apropriately Appropriately enough, the Gundams were sent to Earth as part of "Operation Meteor", so...
30th Aug '17 6:51:33 PM Linda58
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* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Dawn is this, as per canon. [[DropTheHammer The Fist of Winter]] and [[CoolSword Stormbreaker]], too.
** Tobho Mott tells Robert there might be other similar weapons: the Tyrells should have a lance, and the Lannisters both an axe and twin daggers.

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* In ''FanFic/RobbReturns'', Dawn is this, as per canon. [[DropTheHammer [[CarryABigStick The Fist of Winter]] and [[CoolSword Stormbreaker]], too.
** Tobho Mott tells Robert there might be other similar weapons: the Tyrells should have a lance, [[BladeOnAStick Otherbane]], and the Lannisters both an axe [[AnAxeToGrind Rocktooth]] and twin (currently unnamed) daggers.
3rd Aug '17 2:38:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The weapons wielded by the Miroku Clan (The Miroku 7 and the Drei Ritter) in ''GetBackers'' are mentioned to have been made from a meteorite that crashed in mount Asuka-Miwa, and all are very heavy.

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* The weapons wielded by the Miroku Clan (The Miroku 7 and the Drei Ritter) in ''GetBackers'' ''Manga/GetBackers'' are mentioned to have been made from a meteorite that crashed in mount Asuka-Miwa, and all are very heavy.
27th Jul '17 11:12:38 AM DaNuke
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This trope can also be TruthInTelevision. Real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteoric_iron meteoric iron]] was the only source of metallic iron for many areas before iron refinement was invented, so this concept is linked with ColdIron. See the RealLife examples below for more.

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This trope can also be TruthInTelevision. Real-life [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteoric_iron meteoric iron]] was the only source of metallic iron for many areas before iron refinement was invented, so this concept is linked with ColdIron. Meteors also happen to be a main source of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium iridium]], an extremely hard and dense metal usually only found as an impurity of platinum. See the RealLife examples below for more.
14th Jul '17 11:25:45 AM xcountryguy
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** Anglachel also fulfills the 'evil' or at least dark requirement; it is quite happy to [[spoiler: take Túrin's life when the hero commits suicide, out of a combination of native darkness and bitterness for Túrin accidentally murdering its previous wielder.]]
*** It was prophesied in an early version of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' that Túrin will use it to kill [[spoiler: Morgoth]] in the final battle for Arda, though.

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** Anglachel also fulfills the 'evil' or at least dark requirement; it is quite happy to [[spoiler: take [[spoiler:take Túrin's life when the hero commits suicide, out of a combination of native darkness and bitterness for Túrin accidentally murdering its previous wielder.]]
*** It was prophesied in an early version of ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' that Túrin will use it to kill [[spoiler: Morgoth]] [[spoiler:Morgoth]] in the final battle for Arda, though.



* The adventure novel ''Literature/{{Riptide}}'' is based around the search for a treasure trove that includes the legendary sword of St. Michael, said to have been forged of meteoric metal and to have killed everyone who possessed it. [[spoiler: This turns out to be true - the meteoric metal is heavily irradiated.]]

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* The adventure novel ''Literature/{{Riptide}}'' is based around the search for a treasure trove that includes the legendary sword of St. Michael, said to have been forged of meteoric metal and to have killed everyone who possessed it. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This turns out to be true - the meteoric metal is heavily irradiated.]]
5th Jul '17 4:10:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Invoked with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellite Stellite]], a superalloy produced by Deloro Stellite Company. It's ''hard'' and can take a ''lot'' of heat without weakening. Some applications include saw teeth, racing engine valves, machine gun barrels, and drill bits for metal cutting machines.

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* Invoked with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellite Stellite]], Stellite,]] a superalloy produced by Deloro Stellite Company. It's ''hard'' and can take a ''lot'' of heat without weakening. Some applications include saw teeth, racing engine valves, machine gun barrels, and drill bits for metal cutting machines.



* In one of the most [[UpToEleven ungodly expensive]] examples of this trope, we have Cabot Guns' [[http://cabotgun.com/oak-collection/the-big-bang-pistol-set/#1 Big Bang Pistol Set]], a pair of [[CoolGuns 1911 pistols]] constructed primarily from meteorite iron. Asking price? ''$4.5 million''

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* In one of the most [[UpToEleven ungodly expensive]] examples of this trope, we have Cabot Guns' [[http://cabotgun.com/oak-collection/the-big-bang-pistol-set/#1 Big Bang Pistol Set]], Set,]] a pair of [[CoolGuns 1911 pistols]] constructed primarily from meteorite iron. Asking price? ''$4.5 million''
11th Jun '17 12:09:42 AM UltramanGaia
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* The weapons wielded by the Miroku Clan (The Miroku 7 and the Drei Ritter) in ''GetBackers'' are mentioned to have been made from a meteorite that crashed in mount Asuka-Miwa, and all are very heavy.
9th May '17 8:24:56 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Ayleids (Wild Elves)]] of Cyrodiil were said to consider star light as the most "sublime" form of magic and venerated anything which fell from the heavens, particularly [[MagicMeteor meteorite iron]], which they used to craft their Ayleid Wells. Through an unknown means which no extant race has been able to replicate, the Wells channel magicka from the stars and can transmit it to mages.
29th Apr '17 10:56:26 PM Xtifr
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** ''Blood and Iron'' by Elizabeth Bear.

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** ''Blood and Iron'' by Elizabeth Bear.Creator/ElizabethBear.
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