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5th Nov '16 7:02:50 PM Blazer
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* Similar to the Punisher above, it's not uncommon for Franchise/{{Batman}}'s poor Batmobile to get wrecked in some manner. Two notable moments were in ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'', when Bats ends up setting off the SelfDestruct that Jean-Paul Valley set up and ''[[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Cataclysm]]'', where the earthquake that ravages Gotham causes the Batmobile of the time to get crushed.
5th Nov '16 6:58:03 PM Blazer
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* In ''Anime/GaoGaiGar FINAL'', [=GaoFighGar=] uses the Goldion Hammer against the Repli-Star [=GaoGaiGar=], but the hammer and the Marg Hand is destroyed by the Hell and Heaven attack. [[spoiler:Goldymarg, the robot that is the two pieces are part of, has its AI implanted into 3G's starships and is activated as the Goldion Crusher.]]
5th Nov '16 6:55:05 PM Blazer
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* In ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures'', Donatello gets his staff broken when the brothers arrive in the Amazon. Donny makes a second staff and ''it'' breaks when the brothers defend a village from a bunch of amoral loggers. As thanks for their help, he receives a third staff, which he keeps.
5th Nov '16 6:44:02 PM Blazer
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* Downplayed in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''. When Tenchi finds the sword his ancestor Yosho used to seal the demon away, he swings it around and accidentally smashes it into a rock, shattering the rusted blade. He keeps the broken hilt and hopes that his grandpa doesn't find out. As it turns out, the blade was a decoration and the actual laser-bladed sword still worked fine.



* Early in ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s adamantium-less saga, Logan runs into his old rival Cyber, who fights the weakened X-Man. At the end of their battle, Cyber catches Logan and slams him into the floor, breaking one set of bone claws. Logan spends the next few issues (going into the ''Phalanax Convent'' storyline) regrowing his claws.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Volume Three sees the destruction of [[spoiler: one of Yang's gauntlets along with her arm]] as well as [[spoiler: Pyrrha's sword being melted, shortly followed by Pyrrha herself being turned into ash.]] Given that the emphasis the show puts on it's {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s, it's fitting that the fate of the characters and their weapons are tied together.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Volume Three sees the destruction of [[spoiler: one of Yang's gauntlets along with her arm]] as well as [[spoiler: Pyrrha's sword being melted, shortly followed by Pyrrha herself being turned into ash.]] Given that the emphasis the show puts on it's {{Impossibly Cool Weapon}}s, it's fitting that the fate of the characters and their weapons are tied together. [[spoiler:Volume 4 reveals that Jaune took Pyrrha's wrecked weapons and had them reforged into his old armor.]]
19th Oct '16 1:06:23 PM EDP
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* ''Manga/CityHunter'' has the climatic duel between Ryo and Umibozu end this way when [[spoiler:Ryo's last bullet destroys Umibozu's gun, effectively winning the duel for him even if Ryo now was without ammo]].
* Symbolically done in ''Manga/TigerMask'' with the title character's original {{Finishing Move}}s, including the "figuratively neutered" part and, symbolically, the ReforgedBlade part represented by a new finisher:
** When Great Zuma defeats the Ultra Tiger Drop, created to have his own personal finisher that does not resort to Tiger's Cave-style murderous attacks, Tiger Mask is left effectively helpless. While he ends winning thanks to [[TheSmartGuy Oki]]'s plan, now the world knows how to counter his move, and when provoked or cornered he instinctively reverts to his training and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown old combat style]] until he comes up with the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker.
** When Miracle 3 defeats the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker Tiger Mask takes it better, as only Miracle 3 has the combination of gymnast-level agility and immense strength necessary to do it... But the fight between the move and the counter completely exhausted Tiger Mask's legs, preventing him from kicking or even ''moving'' properly for the rest of the fight and leading to his defeat. This defeat at the hands of Tiger's Cave strongest assassin effectively cripples him in fear for his life, and he retires until he sees his disciple Teppei Oiwa filling in for him in the attempt to not end his legend and what it represents, leading to Tiger Mask reforging ''himself'' (by using [[TrainingFromHell the same exercises he had been subjected to at Tiger's Cave]]) and creating a brand new finisher, the Tiger V, in time for the rematch.
*** It had been attempted a number of times with the Fujiyama Tiger Breaker, but any attempt before Miracle 3 had failed or backfired horribly on the opponent due [[GenreSavvy Tiger Mask seeing it coming and coming up with variations to neutralize any counter]]. Also, this move was used again, because, as said above, only Miracle 3 could counter it.
** {{Subverted}} when the Tiger V is countered during the Heel World Championship, as El Sicodelico succeeds only because Tiger Mask was injured and couldn't perform it properly. Then DoubleSubverted when Tiger Mask finds himself unable to fight back against his opponent's superior skill until [[BullyingTheDragon Sicodelico purposefully uses an illegal move to provoke him into using fouls he wanted to study, at which point Sicodelico is quickly annihilated due Tiger Mask's experience in fouls]]. The reforged part comes when [[TheCape El Sicodelico]] explains why he was even there: using fouls is actually legal in wrestling as long as it's stopped before three seconds, and he, unable to use them properly, wanted to study and learn them facing the foulest wrestlers in the world, inspiring Tiger Mask in doing just that and finally leave behind the nightmare of his past as a Tiger's Cave pupil.
18th Oct '16 8:24:18 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', after the events of the [[WhamEpisode Second Dream]] questline, you get the Broken-War, a shattered version of the [[{{BFS}} War]] used by the [[TheDragon Shadow Stalker]]. Despite it's state, it's the best one-handed sword in the game and can be reforged into the full War if you get Shadow Stalker to drop the blueprints for it.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'', after the events of the [[WhamEpisode Second Dream]] questline, you get the Broken-War, a shattered version of the [[{{BFS}} War]] used by the [[TheDragon Shadow Stalker]]. Despite it's state, it's the best still a solid one-handed sword in the game weapon and can be reforged into the full War if you get Shadow Stalker to drop the blueprints for it.
10th Oct '16 9:41:55 PM Gamermaster
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* Franchise/LyricalNanoha:

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5th Oct '16 3:38:12 PM Eddy1215
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* subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', in which Rowasu's sword breaks [[spoiler: ''after'' he kills his opponent.]]

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* subverted Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Juathuur}}'', in which Rowasu's sword breaks [[spoiler: ''after'' he kills his opponent.]]
5th Oct '16 3:08:19 PM Eddy1215
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In some cases the breaking of a character's weapon can be foreshadowing of that character's death (if it occurs shortly before), or symbolic of it (if it occurs during or shortly after). In this case there may be some overlap with TragicKeepsake if one of the character's friends keeps the weapon or a piece of it as a memento. If the weapon also has an association with a nation (for example the royal sword of the king) then it can even signify the fall of the nation in question.

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In some cases the breaking of a character's weapon can be foreshadowing of that character's death (if it occurs shortly before), or symbolic of it (if it occurs during or shortly after). In this case there may be some overlap with TragicKeepsake if one of the character's friends keeps the weapon or a piece of it as a memento. If the weapon also has an association with a nation (for example the royal sword of the king) then it can even signify the fall of the nation in question. \n If a villain's weapon breaks, it usually signifies that their reign has come to an end as a villain's weapon is usually a symbol of their power.
4th Oct '16 8:37:36 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', Davy Jones snaps Jack's sword a few inches from the hilt, and later bends Will's at right angles ''while it's sticking out of his chest''. [[spoiler:He gets killed with the broken one.]]

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* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'', ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'', Davy Jones snaps Jack's sword a few inches from the hilt, and later bends Will's at right angles ''while it's sticking out of his chest''. [[spoiler:He gets killed with the broken one.]]
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