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28th Apr '16 8:57:11 AM Cuddles
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* Played with in ''VideoGame/Diablo3'', where the pieces of archangel Tyreal's broken sword fall to Earth as meteorites after he is cast out of the High Heavens. This makes it technically made from meteoric iron when it is reforged again, although there's no suggestion that this gives it any additional powers.
8th Apr '16 11:29:26 AM IamTheCaligula
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Subtrope of FantasyMetals. See also {{Unobtanium}}, which it often is, and MagicMeteor. May be interchangeable with ColdIron or a separate kind of DepletedPhlebotinumShells.

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Subtrope of FantasyMetals. See also {{Unobtanium}}, which it often is, and MagicMeteor. May be interchangeable with ColdIron or a separate kind of DepletedPhlebotinumShells. See {{Hihiirokane}} for its Japanese counterpart.
28th Mar '16 7:28:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the SakuraTaisen TV series, when Shinguji Sakura's sword, ''Arataka'', is damaged in her first fight against series BigBad Aoi Satan, she returns home to Sendai to have it reforged ... and it's mentioned in passing that the sword is made of metal from a meteorite.

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* In the SakuraTaisen TV series, ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV'', when Shinguji Sakura's Sakura Shinguji's sword, ''Arataka'', is damaged in her first fight against series BigBad Aoi Satan, she returns home to Sendai to have it reforged ... and it's mentioned in passing that the sword is made of metal from a meteorite.
1st Feb '16 11:58:39 PM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', you can stumble upon a meteor ([[{{Superman}} on whose crater a child was previously found by a woman named Martha and her husband]]) and have Levi Dryden's brother make a sword from it after the events at Warden's Peak. The appropriately dubbed "Starfang" is one of the strongest swords in the game.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', you can stumble upon a meteor ([[{{Superman}} ([[Franchise/{{Superman}} on whose crater a child was previously found by a woman named Martha and her husband]]) and have Levi Dryden's brother make a sword from it after the events at Warden's Peak. The appropriately dubbed "Starfang" is one of the strongest swords in the game.



* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' Registeel is a golem Pokemon that is apparently ''made'' out of a metal not found on earth.

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* The ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Registeel is a golem Pokemon that is apparently ''made'' out of a metal not found on earth.
19th Jan '16 6:28:57 AM Lopiny
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* ''Videogame/DungeonsOfDredmor'': The Embossed Serpentine armor set qualifies, being made of "mysterious star-metal" that fell from the skies one day. Well, parts of it; the rest is apparently just a really good imitation of it. Either way, it's some of the best heavy armor in the game. The game also makes some light fun of the idea, as it takes a special mindset to find the metal of a fallen star and think "those would make some nice pants".
30th Dec '15 8:46:30 PM jormis29
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* Excalibur's brother sword, Clarent, which was the [[PublicDomainArtifact Sword in the Stone]] in ''The Alliterative Morte Arthure'', is another example in some sources. A meteor, in the shape of a red dragon's head - a red dragon being the symbol of Briton, and especially Wales - fell to earth, landing just as Uther, father of Arthur, was given command of an army after its commander had fallen. Merlin took this as a sign that Uther was destined to be King of All the Britons, had the meteor's metal forged into the magic sword, Clarent, and gave Uther the surname, Pendragon (Welsh for ''dragon head'').

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* Excalibur's brother sword, Clarent, which was the [[PublicDomainArtifact Sword in the Stone]] SwordInTheStone in ''The Alliterative Morte Arthure'', is another example in some sources. A meteor, in the shape of a red dragon's head - a red dragon being the symbol of Briton, and especially Wales - fell to earth, landing just as Uther, father of Arthur, was given command of an army after its commander had fallen. Merlin took this as a sign that Uther was destined to be King of All the Britons, had the meteor's metal forged into the magic sword, Clarent, and gave Uther the surname, Pendragon (Welsh for ''dragon head'').
24th Dec '15 12:17:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the greatsword Dawn is thought to be forged from a fallen star. The blade is handed down to members of the noble House Dayne, and a wielder of the blade is always called the Sword of the Morning. The world of the series also features particularly sharp and strong blades believed to be forged by magic, but Dawn seems to be held in even greater respect. A previous Sword of the Morning once dueled a notorious bandit knight and hacked three of his swords to bits, showing that Dawn is indeed something special.
* The steel swords that [[TheWitcher Witchers]] carry (in the books and video game of the same name) are crafted of meteorite steel.
** Altough Geralt does quite sarcastically explain in ''Season of Storms'' that attributing any magical qualities to meteorite ore is astrology-like pseudo-science and they are not magical in any way. They are simply excellent swords made with advanced smithing methods (perhaps the meteorite ore has superior physical qualities thanks to its composition, as proposed in the article).

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', the greatsword Dawn is thought to be forged from a fallen star. The blade is handed down to members of the noble House Dayne, and a wielder of the blade is always called the Sword of the Morning. The world of the series also features particularly sharp and strong blades believed to be forged by magic, but Dawn seems to be held in even greater respect. A previous Sword of the Morning once dueled a notorious bandit knight and hacked three of his swords the bandit's first sword to bits, showing that Dawn is indeed something special.
* The steel swords that [[TheWitcher Witchers]] carry (in the books and video game of the same name) are crafted of meteorite steel.
** Altough
steel. However, Geralt does quite sarcastically explain in ''Season of Storms'' that attributing any magical qualities to meteorite ore is astrology-like pseudo-science and they are not magical in any way. They are simply excellent swords made with advanced smithing methods (perhaps the meteorite ore has superior physical qualities thanks to its composition, as proposed in the article).methods.



** Also the magic used, the process of making one ([[KatanasAreJustBetter which happens to be very close to the one used for katanas]]) and the amount of skill and time required to make one.
20th Dec '15 4:40:29 PM nombretomado
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In the modern day, this trope appears most frequently in literary fantasy. In many works, from ''TheSilmarillion'' to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', meteoric iron is depicted as a black metal (though whether this is the color of the metal or a surface layer is not always specified), causing overlap with BlackSwordsAreBetter.

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In the modern day, this trope appears most frequently in literary fantasy. In many works, from ''TheSilmarillion'' ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' to ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', meteoric iron is depicted as a black metal (though whether this is the color of the metal or a surface layer is not always specified), causing overlap with BlackSwordsAreBetter.
10th Dec '15 3:17:22 AM erforce
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* The time-bending artefact in the first Film/TombRaider movie was forged from the metal found in a meteorite crater.

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* The time-bending artefact in the first Film/TombRaider movie ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'' was forged from the metal found in a meteorite crater.
8th Dec '15 2:45:20 PM Gort
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* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''TheMalloreon'' by Creator/DavidEddings, the main character's {{BFS}} is made of meteoric iron. Granted, having the single most powerful magical artifact in all of existence stuck onto its hilt would have made that sword inconceivably dangerous even if it had been made of a wire frame wrapped in aluminum foil, but a sword made of any other material would have shattered when the orb was placed in the pommel. Also, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo It Was Meant To Be]]. (The only reason Garion can wield or even lift it is because said artifact is magically removing most of its weight. At one point, when required to remove the Orb from the pommel, the suddenly-returned real weight of the sword almost breaks his wrist before crashing to the floor.)

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* In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' and ''TheMalloreon'' by Creator/DavidEddings, the main character's {{BFS}} is made of meteoric iron. Granted, having the single most powerful magical artifact in all of existence stuck onto its hilt would have made that sword inconceivably dangerous even if it had been made of a wire frame wrapped in aluminum foil, but a sword made of any other material would have shattered when the orb was placed in the pommel. Also, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo It Was Meant To Be]]. (The only reason Garion can wield or even lift it is because said artifact is magically removing most of its weight. At one point, when required to remove the Orb from the pommel, the suddenly-returned real weight of the sword strapped across his back almost breaks drives him to his wrist knees before he can unbuckle it, sending it crashing to the floor.)
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