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6th May '16 2:07:37 AM azul120
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** Kallen's Radiant Wave Surger on her Guren is broken 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.

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** Kallen's Radiant Wave Surger on her Guren is broken three times over the 2 seasons, once at the end middle 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 lucks out as the Guren falls off a cliff and blast breaks the arm off.RWS upon landing. 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.
17th Apr '16 2:26:01 PM Psychopompos007
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* In ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'', the quest's goal is initially to explore a dungeon to find a sword crafted in a superior metal. Said sword being found broken in two (the part with the handle and the lower part of the blade is usable as a dagger), the last objective is to reforge it, either as a one-handed sword or a greatsword.

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* In ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'', the quest's goal is initially to explore a dungeon to find a sword crafted in a superior metal. Said sword being found broken in two (the part with the handle and the lower part of the blade is usable as a dagger), the last objective is to reforge it, it at Whiterun's Skyforge, either as a one-handed sword or a greatsword.
17th Apr '16 2:24:08 PM Psychopompos007
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* In ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'', the quest's goal is initially to explore a dungeon to find a sword crafted in a superior metal. Said sword being found broken in two (the part with the handle and the lower part of the blade is usable as a dagger), the last objective is to reforge it, either as a one-handed sword or a greatsword.
12th Apr '16 1:32:29 PM passivesmoking
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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Possibly subverted with Narsil , which wasn't broken by Sauron but by its wielder Elendil after he fell on it (he and Sauron killed each other during the melee). Isildur then grabbed the hilt and used it to cut the Ring from Sauron's hand. Three thousand years later, it was reforged into the even-more-badass Andúril, the Flame of the West. The movie version has a moment where Boromir [[ActorAllusion comments]] that even shattered, the blade is still sharp.
** A bit more straight playing is when Gandalf meets Saruman after Orthanc is ruined. "Saruman, your staff is broken." Boom.

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': Possibly subverted with Narsil , which wasn't broken by Sauron but by its wielder Elendil after he fell on it (he and Sauron killed each other during the melee). Isildur then grabbed the hilt and used it to cut the Ring from Sauron's hand. Three thousand years later, it was reforged into the even-more-badass Andúril, the Flame of the West. The movie version has a moment where Boromir [[ActorAllusion comments]] that even shattered, the blade is still sharp.
sharp. Narsil is an example of a royal weapon foreshadowing the fate of its kingdom, and its re-forging symbolic of the ReturnOfTheKing
** A bit more straight playing is when Gandalf meets Saruman after Orthanc is ruined. "Saruman, your staff is broken." Boom. In the movie version this foreshadows Saruman's death.
** Gandalf's staff breaking in the mines of Moria foreshadow Gandalf's fall and death [[spoiler:and rebirth as Gandalf The White]]
** Boromir's horn is cleft in two, symbolic of its owner's death.
12th Apr '16 1:25:04 PM passivesmoking
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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). 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.
12th Apr '16 1:24:19 PM passivesmoking
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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 after), or symbolic of it (if it occurs during or shortly after). 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 after), before), or symbolic of it (if it occurs during or shortly after). 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.
12th Apr '16 1:23:46 PM passivesmoking
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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 after), or symbolic of it (if it occurs during or shortly after). 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.
11th Apr '16 8:17:54 AM Piando
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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'', 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'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' Maul continues to use the bifurcated weapon, after his own bisection.]]



** This trope happens in the match between [[spoiler:[[Mange/{{Berserk}} Guts]] and [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Nightmare]]. Guts manages to destroy Soul Edge, and since Soul Edge is the source of Nightmare, it also seals Guts' victory.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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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** This trope happens in the match between [[spoiler:[[Mange/{{Berserk}} [[spoiler:[[Manga/{{Berserk}} Guts]] and [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Nightmare]]. Guts manages to destroy Soul Edge, and since Soul Edge is the source of Nightmare, it also seals Guts' victory.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': ''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.
30th Mar '16 3:01:54 PM Seanhawk23
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** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' Luke loses his father's lightsaber ([[AnArmAndALeg as well as his hand]]) while fighting Darth Vader. Luckily, by ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' he's built another one, and has gotten an artificial hand to match. This isn't a completely straight example, as the lightsaber simply falls down a chasm rather than being destroyed (indeed, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has the weapon resurface after a matter of decades), but the symbolism is still intact due to the fact that Luke had pretty much lost his father's lightsaber for good.

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** In ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' Luke loses his father's lightsaber ([[AnArmAndALeg as well as his hand]]) while fighting Darth Vader. Luckily, by ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' he's built another one, and has gotten an artificial hand to match. This isn't a completely straight example, as the lightsaber simply falls down a chasm rather than being destroyed (indeed, [[spoiler:(indeed, ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has the weapon resurface after a matter of decades), decades)]], but the symbolism is still intact due to the fact that Luke had pretty much lost his father's lightsaber for good.good [[spoiler:at first]].
18th Mar '16 10:08:08 PM MadCat221
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** In one of the episodes leading up to the finale, Worf challenges Chancellor Gowron over the latter's accused dishonorable and unwise strategy during the Dominion War to pursue a vendetta against a perceived rival in Martok. Gowron has Worf on the ropes, having wrecked his bat'leth. Worf still wins anyway, when he stabs two broken pointy bits into Gowron's flanks, killing him.
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