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25th Jan '16 1:30:06 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.
31st Dec '15 6:07:36 AM Anddrix
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* In the first season finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}} shatters ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's shield using [[spoiler:the Odinforce]]. Cap is later shown to have collected the pieces and it takes more than half a season for it to finally get fixed by Wakandan scientists, the only people who know how to deal with [[{{Unobtainium}} vibranium]] and its alloys. The shield is briefly replaced by a holographic version designed and built by Iron Man, although [[spoiler:it turns out that Cap was in fact a Skrull during the entire time the holo-shield was used, and the real Cap much prefers the original.]]
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* In the first season finale for ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Selfdemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki shatters ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's shield using [[spoiler:the Odinforce]]. Cap is later shown to have collected the pieces and it takes more than half a season for it to finally get fixed by Wakandan scientists, the only people who know how to deal with [[{{Unobtainium}} vibranium]] and its alloys. The shield is briefly replaced by a holographic version designed and built by Iron Man, although [[spoiler:it turns out that Cap was in fact a Skrull during the entire time the holo-shield was used, and the real Cap much prefers the original.]]
28th Dec '15 10:39:19 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Mazinger-Z RocketPunch is its most popular and most iconic weapon (''Anime/MazingerZ'' is both TropeMaker AND TropeNamer, and it turned RocketPunch into all Super Robots signature weapon). Whenever Mazinger-Z fists were destroyed or shattered in one fight you knew Kouji was going to be in trouble. Maybe the first time happened when Kouji was fighting Spartan K5 and the [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] easily ran its trident through its fist before beating the crap out of Mazinger-Z. A very memorable also happened in the ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'', when General Juuma caught his flying fist before ''eating'' it.
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Mazinger-Z Anime/MazingerZ's RocketPunch is its most popular and most iconic weapon (''Anime/MazingerZ'' is (being both the TropeMaker AND TropeNamer, and it turned RocketPunch into all Super Robots signature weapon). ''and'' TropeNamer). Whenever Mazinger-Z Mazinger-Z's fists were destroyed or shattered in one fight fight, you knew Kouji was going to be in trouble. Maybe the first time this happened was when Kouji was fighting Spartan K5 and the [[{{Robeast}} Mechanical Beast]] easily ran its trident through its fist before beating the crap out of Mazinger-Z. A very memorable instance also happened in the ''Mazinger-Z versus Great General of Darkness'', when General Juuma caught his flying fist before ''eating'' it.

** Played straight at the begining of the first major arc, when Rukia's brother and best friend turn up to take her back. The former ends up snapping Ichigo's unreleased Zanpakuto like a twig and piercing him in his "spiritual organs" (organs that produce spiritual energy), making him unable to create [[KiAttacks Reishi anymore]]. He has to undergo TrainingFromHell to get his powers back, and unlocks his sword's [[NextTierPowerUp Shikai state]] upon doing so.
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** Played straight at the begining beginning of the first major arc, when Rukia's brother and best friend turn up to take her back. The former ends up snapping Ichigo's unreleased Zanpakuto like a twig and piercing him in his "spiritual organs" (organs that produce spiritual energy), making him unable to create [[KiAttacks Reishi anymore]]. He has to undergo TrainingFromHell to get his powers back, and unlocks his sword's [[NextTierPowerUp Shikai state]] upon doing so.

** Happens in the Manga, in which Nicholas' Punisher gets destroyed after a daring escape from the Bad Guy's giant Ark ship. Luckily, he met just afterwards a quite crafty gunsmith.
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** Happens in the Manga, manga, in which Nicholas' Wolfwood's Punisher gets destroyed after a daring escape from the Bad Guy's bad guy's giant Ark ship. Luckily, he met just afterwards a quite crafty gunsmith.gunsmith just afterwards.

** And more recently in the FORCE manga [[spoiler: Signum does this to Laevatein by trying to fight a new villain with heavy AntiMagic powers and a body tough enough to provoke the mighty Belkan sword to crack like a cookie, obviously, things do not end well for our beloved LadyOfWar]].
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** And more recently in the FORCE ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaFORCE FORCE]]'' manga [[spoiler: Signum does this to Laevatein by trying to fight a new villain with heavy AntiMagic powers and a body tough enough to provoke the mighty Belkan sword to crack like a cookie, cookie; obviously, things do not end well for our beloved LadyOfWar]].

* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''. Priss's motoslave armor is destroyed by Largo's Hyperboomers, one of them crushing its head underfoot, and her hardsuit absolutely trashed to the point that it falls apart around her. Under the original script, this would have been followed by Priss being killed due to the voice actor's contractual complications. However, Priss was saved by an 11th hour fan-led campaign to save the character. In an ironic turnabout, when her new armor and motoslave conveniently show up in time to save her, the first thing the new motoslave does is crush the head of the Hyperboomer that destroyed its predecessor.
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* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''. Priss's In ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'', Priss' motoslave armor is destroyed by Largo's Hyperboomers, one of them crushing its head underfoot, and her hardsuit absolutely trashed to the point that it falls apart around her. Under the original script, this would have been followed by Priss being killed due to the voice actor's contractual complications. However, Priss was [[SavedByTheFans saved by an 11th hour fan-led campaign to save the character.character]]. In an ironic turnabout, when her new armor and motoslave conveniently show up in time to save her, the first thing the new motoslave does is crush the head of the Hyperboomer that destroyed its predecessor.

* Fairly significant in the ''ViolinistOfHameln'', where the titular violinist appears helpless when said magical violin is destroyed; right up until the point where [[spoiler:he crushes the foe's head with one hand in a demonic rage]].
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* Fairly significant in the ''ViolinistOfHameln'', ''Manga/ViolinistOfHameln'', where the titular violinist appears helpless when said magical violin is destroyed; right up until the point where [[spoiler:he crushes the foe's head with one hand in a demonic rage]].

* In ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'', Sasuke's knockoff [[{{BFS}} sword]] gets a crack in it when he meets the wielder of the real version. When he takes it to its maker to get repaired, he gets a new one. * Inverted in ''Anime/MaiOtome'', with one of the ''good'' guys doing this to a villain's weapon: Miyu splits Tomoe's Valkyrie spear in half with a single swipe, just as the latter is about to kill Arika by using a DesperationAttack [[AttackPatternAlpha Pattern Delta]].
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* In ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'', ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'', Sasuke's knockoff [[{{BFS}} sword]] gets a crack in it when he meets the wielder of the real version. When he takes it to its maker to get repaired, he gets a new one. * Inverted Two hero-breaks-villain's weapon examples in ''Anime/MaiOtome'', with one of the ''good'' guys doing this to a villain's weapon: Miyu splits ''Anime/MaiOtome'': ** Tomoe's Valkyrie spear is broken in half with a single swipe, just as the latter is about Episode 22 when Miyu rushes in to kill stop her from killing Arika. ** In episode 25, she chases after Arika by using to avenge her previous loss, only to wind up on the losing side again as [[spoiler:Arika, with her Robe's true powers awakened, unintentionally destroys Tomoe's armor when she crafts a DesperationAttack [[AttackPatternAlpha Pattern Delta]].barrier to protect herself]].

** Kallen's Radiant Wave Surger on her Guren is broken 3 times over the 2 seasons, once at the end of the first, once about a quarter into the second, and finally in the last episode. The first time, Suzaku is nearly beaten, but manages to get free and blast the arm off. The second time, the trope is played straight, showing off the power of Suzaku's new mech against Kallen. She got a replacement within 2 minutes, then gave back nearly as good as she got. Finally, the arm is lost in her final battle with Suzaku, but at that point it was meaningless.
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** Kallen's Radiant Wave Surger on her Guren is broken 3 three times over the 2 seasons, once at the end of the first, once about a quarter into the second, and finally in the last episode. The first time, Suzaku is nearly beaten, but manages to get free and blast the arm off. The second time, the trope is played straight, showing off the power of Suzaku's new mech against Kallen. She got a replacement within 2 minutes, then gave back nearly as good as she got. Finally, the arm is lost in her final battle with Suzaku, but at that point it was meaningless.

* Happens dramatically to Andromeda Shun in ''SaintSeiya''. When Pisces Aphrodite destroys the [[EpicFlail Andromeda Chain]], Shun is left with no other choice than to [[IAmNotLeftHanded unleash the Nebula Storm]]. This is a serious moment given its due gravitas, as the Chain was Shun's WeaponOfChoice and [[EmpathicWeapon a companion]] at times. [[FridgeLogic The strange thing is]] that the Chain had been broken dozens upon dozens of times before, and it had merely regenerated from its fragments every time... ** The same thing happens with the Bronze Cloths, which are wrecked if not outright disintegrated at least once per arc, causing so much annoyance and / or despair for the protagonists. They get better. (And, unlike the broken Gold Cloths, the Bronzes get ''[[AGodAmI much, much]]'' [[AGodAmI better]] in the GrandFinale.) * In ''VinlandSaga'', Thors' sword promptly snaps on Askeladd's armour halfway through their duel. It at first looks like an OhCrap moment, until Thors proceeds to win the duel anyway.
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* Happens dramatically to Andromeda Shun in ''SaintSeiya''.''Manga/SaintSeiya''. When Pisces Aphrodite destroys the [[EpicFlail Andromeda Chain]], Shun is left with no other choice than to [[IAmNotLeftHanded unleash the Nebula Storm]]. This is a serious moment given its due gravitas, as the Chain was Shun's WeaponOfChoice and [[EmpathicWeapon a companion]] at times. [[FridgeLogic The strange thing is]] that the Chain had been broken dozens upon dozens of times before, and it had merely regenerated from its fragments every time... ** The same thing happens with the Bronze Cloths, which are wrecked if not outright disintegrated at least once per arc, causing so much annoyance and / or and/or despair for the protagonists. They get better. (And, unlike the broken Gold Cloths, the Bronzes get ''[[AGodAmI much, much]]'' [[AGodAmI better]] in the GrandFinale.) * In ''VinlandSaga'', ''Manga/VinlandSaga'', Thors' sword promptly snaps on Askeladd's armour halfway through their duel. It at first looks like an OhCrap moment, until Thors proceeds to win the duel anyway.

* Happened once in ''Anime/RoninWarriors''. After gaining the Inferno Armor transformation, Ryo broke his swords of Wildfire through the power of the armor. After reforging them, he had to quest into a volcano to find the swords that went with the armor.
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* Happened once in ''Anime/RoninWarriors''. After gaining the Inferno Armor transformation, Ryo broke his original swords of Wildfire through the power of the armor. After reforging them, he had to quest into a volcano to find the new swords that went with the armor.

** Trunk's sword chipped on contact with Android 18's arm. After this he decides not to use it in combat anymore because it clearly won't do the job, and he stops carrying it with him.
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** Trunk's Trunks' sword chipped on contact with Android 18's arm. After this he decides not to use it in combat anymore because it clearly won't do the job, and he stops carrying it with him.

* In ''{{Toriko}}, Komatsu's beloved knife is broken when he accidentally tries to cut through a Don Acorn. But by the end of the next arc he has a new one [[spoiler: that can create gashes in mountains from SWINGING IT.]]
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* In ''{{Toriko}}, ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', Komatsu's beloved knife is broken when he accidentally tries to cut through a Don Acorn. But by the end of the next arc he has a new one [[spoiler: that can create gashes in mountains from SWINGING IT.''swinging it''.]]

* A [[spoiler:anti-]]climactic battle in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': [[spoiler:In Ep. 26, when Jin and Mugen finally have the showdown promised in Ep. 1, they break each others' swords in half on the first pass. Unusually, this does NOT cause either one to fly into a rage. Rather, it gives them an honorable exit from a promise both now recognize as silly and destructive.]]
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* A [[spoiler:anti-]]climactic A[[spoiler:n anti-]]climactic battle in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': [[spoiler:In Ep. 26, when Jin and Mugen finally have the showdown promised in Ep. 1, they break each others' swords in half on the first pass. Unusually, this does NOT ''not'' cause either one to fly into a rage. Rather, it gives them an honorable exit from a promise both now recognize as silly and destructive.]]

* Morte's sword ends up broken at the end of ''Sands of Destruction'', though as the adaptations are extreme AlternateContinuities, the circumstances and meaning to this are dramatically different. In the [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]], Morte's sword is seen [[SwordPlant standing upright]] in the sand with the top broken off in the final episode. [[spoiler:It's likely meant to represent that she's finally called off her war on the world and doesn't want to fight any more; she isn't seen with it again in the final scene, even though it's stated that the world is still a rather bitter, dangerous place for humans and carrying a weapon of some sort, even if only for self-defense, is probably still a good idea.]] In the [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]], she shatters her sword against Vreveil's barrier in the penultimate chapter, but she proclaims that they'll beat him together. [[spoiler:The next panel, Morte looks down and notices a sudden hole in her chest, as Vreveil shot her while she was talking. She spends the rest of the manga dead and doesn't get to participate in the final battle. She's resurrected at the very end, but it isn't shown if her mental breakdown has been corrected or not; the story ends before she even sits up straight.]]
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* Morte's sword ends up broken at the end of ''Sands of Destruction'', though as the adaptations are extreme AlternateContinuities, {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies to [[VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction the video game on which they're based]], the circumstances and meaning to this are dramatically different. In the [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]], Morte's sword is seen [[SwordPlant standing upright]] in the sand with the top broken off in the final episode. [[spoiler:It's likely meant to represent that she's finally called off her war on the world and doesn't want to fight any more; she isn't seen with it again in the final scene, even though it's stated that the world is still a rather bitter, dangerous place for humans and carrying a weapon of some sort, even if only for self-defense, is probably still a good idea.]] In the [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]], she shatters her sword against Vreveil's barrier in the penultimate chapter, but she proclaims that they'll beat him together. [[spoiler:The next panel, Morte looks down and notices a sudden hole in her chest, as Vreveil shot her while she was talking. She spends the rest of the manga dead and doesn't get to participate in the final battle. She's resurrected at the very end, but it isn't shown if her mental breakdown has been corrected or not; the story ends before she even sits up straight.]]
21st Dec '15 11:55:10 PM Sugao
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* Morte's sword ends up broken at the end of ''Sands of Destruction'', though as the adaptations are extreme AlternateContinuities, the circumstances and meaning to this are dramatically different. In the [[Anime/SandsOfDestruction anime]], Morte's sword is seen [[SwordPlant standing upright]] in the sand with the top broken off in the final episode. [[spoiler:It's likely meant to represent that she's finally called off her war on the world and doesn't want to fight any more; she isn't seen with it again in the final scene, even though it's stated that the world is still a rather bitter, dangerous place for humans and carrying a weapon of some sort, even if only for self-defense, is probably still a good idea.]] In the [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]], she shatters her sword against Vreveil's barrier in the penultimate chapter, but she proclaims that they'll beat him together. [[spoiler:The next panel, Morte looks down and notices a sudden hole in her chest, as Vreveil shot her while she was talking. She spends the rest of the manga dead and doesn't get to participate in the final battle. She's resurrected at the very end, but it isn't shown if her mental breakdown has been corrected or not; the story ends before she even sits up straight.]]
14th Dec '15 12:44:00 PM Quanyails
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* At least two instances in Anime/{{Trigun}}: Vash's boot knife gets destroyed in a fight with an assassin and the knife he lent to Wolfwood broke when he tried to use it on a robot.
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* At least two instances in Anime/{{Trigun}}: ''Anime/{{Trigun}}'': Vash's boot knife gets destroyed in a fight with an assassin and the knife he lent to Wolfwood broke when he tried to use it on a robot.
13th Dec '15 4:32:36 PM nombretomado
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* The vehicular variation comes up in the XWingSeries book ''Starfighters of Adumar''. Much is made in the initial portion of the book about how superior the [[CoolSpaceship X-wing]] is compared to their local counterparts, the Blade-class fighter. When the BigBad [[spoiler: convinces the ''perator'']] to turn on Wedge's pilots and exile them, their X-wings are impounded, and they are forced to fight several pitched battles using [[GiveMeASword borrowed Blades]] instead -- including a four-on-four combat against Imperial TIE Interceptors, which are on par with the X-wing and therefore have a huge advantage over their Blades. Once they [[HesBack manage to seize the hanger where the X-wings are stored]], though, they return and lay a CurbStompBattle on the enemy forces.
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* The vehicular variation comes up in the XWingSeries Literature/XWingSeries book ''Starfighters of Adumar''. Much is made in the initial portion of the book about how superior the [[CoolSpaceship X-wing]] is compared to their local counterparts, the Blade-class fighter. When the BigBad [[spoiler: convinces the ''perator'']] to turn on Wedge's pilots and exile them, their X-wings are impounded, and they are forced to fight several pitched battles using [[GiveMeASword borrowed Blades]] instead -- including a four-on-four combat against Imperial TIE Interceptors, which are on par with the X-wing and therefore have a huge advantage over their Blades. Once they [[HesBack manage to seize the hanger where the X-wings are stored]], though, they return and lay a CurbStompBattle on the enemy forces.
26th Nov '15 4:19:13 PM nombretomado
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* A [[spoiler:anti-]]climactic battle in ''SamuraiChamploo'': [[spoiler:In Ep. 26, when Jin and Mugen finally have the showdown promised in Ep. 1, they break each others' swords in half on the first pass. Unusually, this does NOT cause either one to fly into a rage. Rather, it gives them an honorable exit from a promise both now recognize as silly and destructive.]]
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* A [[spoiler:anti-]]climactic battle in ''SamuraiChamploo'': ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'': [[spoiler:In Ep. 26, when Jin and Mugen finally have the showdown promised in Ep. 1, they break each others' swords in half on the first pass. Unusually, this does NOT cause either one to fly into a rage. Rather, it gives them an honorable exit from a promise both now recognize as silly and destructive.]]
23rd Nov '15 9:39:05 PM Dravencour
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", ConanTheBarbarian's sword is broken battling the assassins out for his blood, and he has to use a battleaxe to deal with the others. But when the EldritchAbomination summoned by Thoth-Amon comes calling for the leader of the assassins, the broken sword proves to be the only thing that can kill it because of the phoenix mark that Epimetreus placed upon the weapon.
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", ConanTheBarbarian's sword is broken battling the assassins out for his blood, and he has to use a battleaxe to deal with the others. But when the EldritchAbomination summoned by Thoth-Amon comes calling for the leader of the assassins, the broken sword proves to be the only thing that can kill it because of the phoenix mark that Epimetreus Epemitreus placed upon the weapon.
23rd Nov '15 9:38:22 PM Dravencour
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", ConanTheBarbarian's sword is broken battling the assassins out for his blood, and he has to use a battleaxe to deal with the others. But when the EldritchAbomination summoned by Thoth-Amon comes calling for the leader of the assassins, the broken sword proves to be the only thing that can kill it because of the phoenix mark that Epimetrius placed upon the weapon.
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", ConanTheBarbarian's sword is broken battling the assassins out for his blood, and he has to use a battleaxe to deal with the others. But when the EldritchAbomination summoned by Thoth-Amon comes calling for the leader of the assassins, the broken sword proves to be the only thing that can kill it because of the phoenix mark that Epimetrius Epimetreus placed upon the weapon.
23rd Nov '15 9:37:33 PM Dravencour
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", ConanTheBarbarian's sword is broken battling the assassins out for his blood. But when the EldritchAbomination summoned by Thoth-Amon comes calling for the leader of the assassins, the broken sword proves to be the only thing that can kill it because of the phoenix mark that Epimetrius placed upon the weapon.
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", ConanTheBarbarian's sword is broken battling the assassins out for his blood.blood, and he has to use a battleaxe to deal with the others. But when the EldritchAbomination summoned by Thoth-Amon comes calling for the leader of the assassins, the broken sword proves to be the only thing that can kill it because of the phoenix mark that Epimetrius placed upon the weapon.
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