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New man, New sword
A character gets completely re-assessed, martial-arts style.
(permanent link) added: 2011-06-23 02:50:58 sponsor: spike15 (last reply: 2011-06-23 19:27:17)

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A character has been using one weapon for most of a film/book/series. Usually he is portrayed as a novice, very much still in training, and likely to lose a lot of his fights. Then, about 3/4 of the way through, he gets/makes a new sword, and suddenly emerges as a fully fledged warrior.

Examples:

The Dante Valentine series by Lilith Saint Crow has this happen to the title character in book 2 of 5.

Probably most famous in Star Wars, Return of the Jedi, where Luke has made a new Lightsaber to replace the one he lost. Behold, he is now a Jedi.
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