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12th Apr '17 9:01:31 PM ultimomant
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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.

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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 SelfDestructMechanism 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.


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* In ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', Hela effortlessly catches Thor's hammer Mjolnir and crushes it to dust.
10th Apr '17 11:28:39 PM Ramidel
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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. 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.

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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. 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.
power. Alternately, the breaking of a soldier's sword is normally a major part of an InsigniaRipOffRitual.
9th Apr '17 8:56:07 PM ultimomant
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** In Saber and Assassin's final duel, [[spoiler:Assassin's katana gets bent when he blocks Excalibur. This leads to his defeat because the damage created a blind spot in his otherwise undodgeable Tsubame Gaeshi technique, allowing Saber to dodge it and strike him down.]]

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** In Saber and Assassin's final duel, [[spoiler:Assassin's katana nodachi gets slightly bent when he blocks Excalibur. This leads to his defeat because the damage created a blind spot in his otherwise undodgeable Tsubame Gaeshi technique, allowing Saber to dodge it and strike him down.]]
8th Apr '17 1:14:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Redwall}} novel ''Mossflower'', the sword of Martin the Warrior, [[AncestralWeapon used by the protagonists of most of the books]], is broken early on. Since this is a prequel, however, the sword is reforged using ThunderboltIron into the iconic weapon.

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* In the {{Redwall}} {{Literature/Redwall}} novel ''Mossflower'', the sword of Martin the Warrior, [[AncestralWeapon used by the protagonists of most of the books]], is broken early on. Since this is a prequel, however, the sword is reforged using ThunderboltIron into the iconic weapon.
23rd Mar '17 10:44:42 PM ultimomant
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Servants can use this as an ultra-powerful attack by overloading their Noble Phantasm with mana so that they shatter on impact (called a ''Broken Phantasm''), doing devastating damage. [[spoiler:Archer, the Servant who does this in-game uses it without any setback at all, since he is a 'Faker' who duplicates any Noble Phantasms rather than 'owning' one, meaning that he can endlessly re-make Phantasms and break them as long as he has the mana for it.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'':
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In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', Saber and Assassin's final duel, [[spoiler:Assassin's katana gets bent when he blocks Excalibur. This leads to his defeat because the damage created a blind spot in his otherwise undodgeable Tsubame Gaeshi technique, allowing Saber to dodge it and strike him down.]]
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Servants can use this as an ultra-powerful attack by overloading their Noble Phantasm with mana so that they shatter on impact (called a ''Broken Phantasm''), doing devastating damage. [[spoiler:Archer, the Servant who does this in-game uses it without any setback at all, since he is a 'Faker' who duplicates any Noble Phantasms rather than 'owning' one, meaning that he can endlessly re-make Phantasms and break them as long as he has the mana for it.]]
22nd Mar '17 3:29:20 AM Kazmahu
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' has an example revealed in a dramatic fashion: [[spoiler:Rokurou's inferior Stormhowl is broken inside the sheathe, only a few inches are still attached to the handle. It's useless as a weapon (explaining why he couldn't fight with it earlier in the game) and he carries it forother reasons.]]
22nd Mar '17 12:23:41 AM AthenaBlue
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** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'': [[spoiler:At the end of the duel between Rey and Kylo Ren, she cuts off the top of his crossguard lightsaber.]]
19th Mar '17 2:14:17 PM AthenaBlue
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* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-200/ the Splashmaster breaks Carrot's spear.]]



* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/page-200/ the Splashmaster breaks Carrot's spear.]]



** All but one of the Inquistors to appear have had their lightsabers destroyed during their defeats: [[spoiler: The Grand Inquisitor [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E13FireAcrossTheGalaxy gets his cut in two]] by a DualWielding Kanan, leading directly to the destruction of the ISD ''Sovereign''. The Fifth Brother's is destroyed by Ahsoka just before he's killed by Maul. The Eighth Brother, finding himself outnumbered, tries to escape by flying away on his, only to fall to his death because Kanan had slashed the ring mechanism just before. Only the Seventh Sister averts this.]]
** In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E20TwilightOfTheApprenticePartII "Twilight of the Apprentice"]], besides [[spoiler: the Fifth and Eighth Brothers above,]] Ezra ends up facing [[spoiler: Darth Vader, who easily destroys his gunsaber when they briefly cross blades. Ezra ends up building a new lightsaber using the kyber crystal and some of the parts from his old lightsaber during the TimeSkip before Season 3.]]

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** All but one of the Inquistors Inquisitors to appear have had their lightsabers destroyed during their defeats: [[spoiler: The Grand Inquisitor [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS1E13FireAcrossTheGalaxy gets his cut in two]] by a DualWielding Kanan, leading directly to the destruction of the ISD ''Sovereign''. The Fifth Brother's is destroyed by Ahsoka just before he's killed by Maul. The Eighth Brother, finding himself outnumbered, tries to escape by flying away on his, only to fall to his death because Kanan had slashed the ring mechanism just before. Only the Seventh Sister averts this.]]
** In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS2E20TwilightOfTheApprenticePartII "Twilight of the Apprentice"]], besides [[spoiler: the Fifth and Eighth Brothers above,]] Ezra ends up facing [[spoiler: Darth Vader, who easily destroys his gunsaber when they briefly cross blades. Ezra ends up building builds a new lightsaber using the kyber crystal and some of the parts from his old lightsaber during the TimeSkip before Season 3.]]
19th Mar '17 12:39:47 PM AthenaBlue
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** In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Darth Maul's [[DoubleWeapon double-bladed lightsaber]] is cut in half by a swift undercut from Obi-Wan, and Maul is forced to fight with the working half. [[spoiler:In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' Maul continues to use the bifurcated weapon, after his own bisection.]]

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** In ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' Darth Maul's [[DoubleWeapon double-bladed lightsaber]] is cut in half by a swift undercut from Obi-Wan, and Maul is forced to fight with the working half. [[spoiler:In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' Maul continues to use the bifurcated weapon, after his own bisection.]]


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** [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E18TwinSuns "Twin Suns"]]: [[spoiler:Obi-Wan cuts Maul's lightsaber clean in half, along with his chest, when defeating him.]]
18th Mar '17 5:06:01 AM nighttrainfm
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** ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'': In their final duel, the Red Ranger breaks Budoh's katana moments before finishing him off.
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