Buttering Toast With Excalibur
Using a legendary or otherwise valuable item for a mundane task.
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Anime & Manga
  • In various Lupin III media there's a Running Gag of sorts with Goemon having to use his katana to cut what he considers "worthless objects" instead of its intended purpose; as a weapon in battle with a Worthy Opponent.

Film
  • In Quest for Camelot, the heroes go on a quest to find Excalibur. They find it in the possession of an ogre, who has been using it as a toothpick.
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