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15th Jul '17 7:18:51 AM Generality
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* Dennis, Handyman of the Gods, fulfils the same function in ''Discworld/TheLastHero''. He is seen at his forge repairing the spaceship that brought the adventurers to Dunmanidestin. It is explicitly said that every habitat of Gods gets its resident god of Making and Maintaining Things, as every house needs someone who can do basic repairs, hang doors, fix the roof, plaster a wall, shoe the horses of the Chariot of the Sun, et c, as without them it would all slump into wreckage and disrepair.

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* ** Dennis, Handyman of the Gods, fulfils fulfills the same function in ''Discworld/TheLastHero''. He is seen at his forge repairing the spaceship that brought the adventurers to Dunmanidestin.Dunmanifestin. It is explicitly said that every habitat of Gods gets its resident god of Making and Maintaining Things, as every house needs someone who can do basic repairs, hang doors, fix the roof, plaster a wall, shoe the horses of the Chariot of the Sun, et c, as without them it would all slump into wreckage and disrepair.
13th Jun '17 10:15:00 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OlderThanFeudalism: Hephaestus is the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek god]] of, amongst other things, blacksmithing. He did live under a volcano in various myths (Often mount Etna). He was also often helped by Cyclops. When the Romans assimilated their volcano god Vulcan to Hephaestus, he became this as well.

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* OlderThanFeudalism: Hephaestus is the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek god]] of, amongst other things, blacksmithing. He did live under a volcano in various myths (Often mount Etna). He was also often helped by Cyclops. When the Romans [[CompositeCharacter assimilated their volcano god Vulcan to Hephaestus, Hephaestus]], he became this as well.
19th May '17 10:21:19 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is Yagrum Bagarn, [[spoiler:[[TheLastOfHisKind the last living]] [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]]]. He was formerly a Master Crafter (combining this trope with the {{Magitek}} of the Dwemer) in service to Lord Kagrenac (the legendary Dwemer MadScientist). He was an in an undescribed "outer realm" when whatever calamity occurred that wiped out his people. He caught [[BodyHorror the Corprus Disease]] not long after and now lives in the Corprusarium. If completing the main quest via the "[[TakeAThirdOption Backpath]]" method, he is [[spoiler:the only person capable of "jury-rigging" the [[ArtifactOfDoom Wraithguard]]]] for you to use.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is Morrowind]]'':
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Yagrum Bagarn, [[spoiler:[[TheLastOfHisKind the last living]] [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]]]. He was formerly a Master Crafter (combining this trope with the {{Magitek}} of the Dwemer) in service to Lord Kagrenac (the legendary Dwemer MadScientist). He was an in an undescribed "outer realm" when whatever calamity occurred that wiped out his people. He caught [[BodyHorror the Corprus Disease]] not long after and now lives in the Corprusarium. If completing the main quest via the "[[TakeAThirdOption Backpath]]" method, he is [[spoiler:the only person capable of "jury-rigging" the [[ArtifactOfDoom Wraithguard]]]] for you to use.use.
*** Sirollus Saccus is the Master Trainer in the Armorer skill, able to train the player all the way up to the cap of 100. (A bug in the vanilla game causes him to not offer the Training service, but it has been patched.)
22nd Apr '17 2:20:39 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series:

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* In the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series:



** The first, original, ''[[SuikodenI Suikoden]]'', however, did things differently - you recruited a whole ''bunch'' of smiths, each better than the last, and finally had to go find the Ultimate Smith (who was, indeed, hidden in a hut at the end of forever) - and bring all of the other smiths with you, since they're all students of his. Together, they persuade him to join you!

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** The first, original, ''[[SuikodenI Suikoden]]'', ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden|I}}'', however, did things differently - you recruited a whole ''bunch'' of smiths, each better than the last, and finally had to go find the Ultimate Smith (who was, indeed, hidden in a hut at the end of forever) - and bring all of the other smiths with you, since they're all students of his. Together, they persuade him to join you!
14th Apr '17 8:14:06 AM BeerBaron
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* Eorlund Gray-mane the Companions' smith in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and the man in charge of running the legendary Sky-forge. During the Companions' quests, he will eventually forge you a brand new Skyforge Steel weapon (essentially a DiscOneNuke). Later, he will reforge Wuuthrad once the fragments of the ancient axe are gathered. He is also a Master Smithing trainer, meaning he can help you become an UltimateBlacksmith in your own right. In-universe, he is quite rightly regarded as the best smith in all of Skyrim, although the smiths at the entrance to Whiterun get more business because Eorlund does his work mostly for the pleasure of smithing, particularly for the Companions.
** His UnknownRival in Windhelm however claims that Eorlund's craftsmanship is less because of his skill and more because of the powers of the Skyforge, although it's unclear whether this is just [[GreenEyedMonster envy talking]] or actually holds a grain of truth. Balimund of Riften is another rival smith, who admits that he's taken to stoking his forge with fire salts to give him an edge and allow him to compete with Eorlund's Skyforge Steel.
** The Dragonborn can become one such smith by advancing the Smithing skill enough, to the point where you can forge Daedric armour and weaponry and rediscover how to create Dragonscale or Dragonplate armours. And that's before you get into the [[GameBreaker Alchemy-Enchanting-Smithing loop.]] With ''Dawnguard'' and ''Dragonborn'' installed, the Dragonborn is also able to craft Dragonbone weaponry as well as expand their repertoire to become the UltimateBlacksmith of Solstheim as well.

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* Eorlund Gray-mane ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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the Companions' smith series, the PlayerCharacter can become one of these with a high enough "Repair" or "Smithing" skill, depending on the game.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', there is Yagrum Bagarn, [[spoiler:[[TheLastOfHisKind the last living]] [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]]]]. He was formerly a Master Crafter (combining this trope with the {{Magitek}} of the Dwemer)
in service to Lord Kagrenac (the legendary Dwemer MadScientist). He was an in an undescribed "outer realm" when whatever calamity occurred that wiped out his people. He caught [[BodyHorror the Corprus Disease]] not long after and now lives in the Corprusarium. If completing the main quest via the "[[TakeAThirdOption Backpath]]" method, he is [[spoiler:the only person capable of "jury-rigging" the [[ArtifactOfDoom Wraithguard]]]] for you to use.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]''
*** Eorlund Gray-mane, the Companions' smith
and the man in charge of running the legendary Sky-forge. Sky-forge, is one. During the Companions' quests, quest line, he will eventually forge you a brand new Skyforge Steel weapon (essentially a (a DiscOneNuke). Later, he will reforge Wuuthrad [[ReforgedBlade reforge]] the [[LegendaryWeapon legendary]] [[AnAxeToGrind Wuuthrad]] once the fragments of the ancient axe are gathered. He is also a the Master Smithing trainer, meaning he can help you become an UltimateBlacksmith in your own right. In-universe, he is quite rightly regarded as the best smith in all of Skyrim, although the smiths at the entrance to Whiterun get more business because Eorlund does his work mostly for the pleasure of smithing, particularly for the Companions.
** *** His UnknownRival in Windhelm however claims that Eorlund's craftsmanship is less because of his skill and more because of the powers of the Skyforge, although it's unclear whether this is just [[GreenEyedMonster envy talking]] or actually holds a grain of truth. Balimund of Riften is another rival smith, who admits that he's taken to stoking his forge with fire salts to give him an edge and allow him to compete with Eorlund's Skyforge Steel.
** The Dragonborn *** With ''Skyrim'' being the first game in the series that allows for crafting weapons and armor directly from source materials, [[PlayerCharacter the Dragonborn]] can become one such smith an ultimate blacksmith by advancing the Smithing skill enough, to the point where you can forge Daedric armour and weaponry and rediscover how to create Dragonscale or Dragonplate armours. And that's before you get into the [[GameBreaker Alchemy-Enchanting-Smithing loop.]] With the ''Dawnguard'' and ''Dragonborn'' DLC installed, the Dragonborn is also able to craft Dragonbone weaponry as well as expand their repertoire to become the UltimateBlacksmith of Solstheim as well.
11th Apr '17 5:48:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Dwarven Blacksmith in ''ShiningForce II'' was the only one who could turn pieces of mithril into the ultimate weapons for each character. Of course, the fact that he randomly decided which weapon to make also meant that he was also classified as a ScrappyMechanic.
** Happens again in ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'' where (in Part 1 at any rate) there are only two blacksmiths that could work with {{Mithril}}. One hidden at around 3/4 of the way through the game and another right at the end of the game. The player is expected to find and keep all the mithril they've throughout the game to get the best weapons in the game. Once again the weapons you get were randomised.

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* ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'':
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The Dwarven Blacksmith in ''ShiningForce II'' ''VideoGame/ShiningForceII'' was the only one who could turn pieces of mithril into the ultimate weapons for each character. Of course, the fact that he randomly decided which weapon to make also meant that he was also classified as a ScrappyMechanic.
** Happens again in ''VideoGame/ShiningForceIII'' where (in Part 1 at any rate) there are only two blacksmiths that could work with {{Mithril}}. One hidden at around 3/4 of the way through the game and another right at the end of the game. The player is expected to find and keep all the mithril they've throughout the game to get the best weapons in the game. Once again the weapons you get were randomised.
8th Mar '17 11:23:40 AM nombretomado
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* While exaggerated, Carl from ''MechWarrior 4'' is affectionately described as one of these. Give Carl a hundred tons of steel wool and he'll knit you an Atlas.

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* While exaggerated, Carl from ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4'' is affectionately described as one of these. Give Carl a hundred tons of steel wool and he'll knit you an Atlas.
7th Jan '17 8:48:57 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** The Lowrulian Blacksmith from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'', a case of BrilliantButLazy, he upgrades your Red Sword into the Golden Sword. The Hyrulean Blacksmith is only slightly behind him, upgrading the Master Sword into the Red Sword.

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** The Lowrulian Lorulean Blacksmith from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'', a case of BrilliantButLazy, he upgrades your Red Sword into the Golden Sword. The Hyrulean Blacksmith is only slightly behind him, upgrading the Master Sword into the Red Sword.
2nd Dec '16 5:12:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** Well, not ''quite'' that accessible: Artificers are usually [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds young girls that are in so much pain due to uncontrolled magic]] that they pratically ''beg'' to be [[MarkedChange tattooed]] and [[HappinessInSlavery bonded to someone]], destroying all [[EmotionlessGirl personality and sense of self]]. ''Caitlin'', on the other hand, is a perpetually [[UnstoppableRage pissed off]] [[SuperSoldier former Black Ops]] [[TheGunslinger marksman]] [[{{Badass}} who will beat the crap out of anyone who tries to force her to do anything against her will]]. Oh, and she also used to be a [[GenderBender male Marine/range instructor]].

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** Well, not ''quite'' that accessible: Artificers are usually [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds young girls that are in so much pain due to uncontrolled magic]] that they pratically ''beg'' to be [[MarkedChange tattooed]] and [[HappinessInSlavery bonded to someone]], destroying all [[EmotionlessGirl personality and sense of self]]. ''Caitlin'', on the other hand, is a perpetually [[UnstoppableRage pissed off]] [[SuperSoldier former Black Ops]] [[TheGunslinger marksman]] [[{{Badass}} who will beat the crap out of anyone who tries to force her to do anything against her will]].will. Oh, and she also used to be a [[GenderBender male Marine/range instructor]].
27th Nov '16 8:36:08 PM PaulA
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* The smith Volund (see Myth and Legend) shows up in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/NorthworldTrilogy''. As with the myth, he's more a force of nature than a man, whose creative abilities border on godlike.

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* The smith Volund (see Myth and Legend) shows up in Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/NorthworldTrilogy''.''Literature/{{Northworld}}'' trilogy. As with the myth, he's more a force of nature than a man, whose creative abilities border on godlike.
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