Created By: RodrigoVega on March 22, 2011 Last Edited By: RodrigoVega on April 12, 2011
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Do We Need This? Do We Have This One?? Needs a Better Title? Up for Grabs Alternative title: "Like A Hot Knife Through Butter".

Flaming Sword is a sword with...you know...flames. But it's more of a fantasy concept really, since if there is flame there is combustion and that would waste a lot of fuel for relatively low temperature effect. Enter the Hot Blade for your more sci-fi oriented fictions out there. It's a blade that is heated red-hot that gives us all the Power Glows goodness with an added touch of Kill It with Fire and quite a rational explanation of why it is deadlier than just a regular blade. An alternative or a variant of the Absurdly Sharp Blade, that cuts better not for it's sharpness but because of it's temperature.

See also Vibroweapon and Laser Blade

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Examples

Anime and Manga
  • The Zaku's heat tomahawk, the Gouf' heat sword and heat rod, and the Dom/Rick Dom's heat saber from Mobile Suit Gundam.
  • Guts from Berserk used this once against a giant water snake.

Film
  • Optimus Prime from the Transformers movies uses some of these to cut Decepticon's heads clean off.
  • The Golder Army from the second Hellboy film had two of this, one on each arm.

Tabletop Games
  • Many Warhammer swords (at least in the way they are visually depicted), both Warhammer Fantasy (Archaon) and Warhammer40000 (THE GOD-EMPEROR OF MANKIND), even when some flames might flicker depending on the artist, verging into Flaming Sword territory.
  • Mutant Chronicles.
  • Call of Cthulhu supplement Cthulhu Companion, adventure "Valley of the Four Shrines". The East shrine is dedicated to Cthugha, a deity made of fire. A sword found in a secret room can be made to glow yellow-hot, which will do damage to creatures vulnerable to fire.

Video Games
  • The Heated Cosmic Knife from the Dead Money expansion of Fallout: New Vegas is this. It's an indestructible Absurdly Sharp Blade that has been heated with a heating pad and apparently retains its heat for a ridiculous amount of time, giving it even more destroying power.
  • One of the bosses from Chrono Cross uses a Steampunk version (a Nigh Invulnerable, Humongous Mecha), but this is technically a fantasy setting.
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • March 22, 2011
    Bisected8
    • Lightsabres from Star Wars.
    • Possibly the idiom "like a hot knife through butter".
  • March 22, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Lightsabers don't count because they don't have a physical blade, it's all energy.

    Maybe call it Red Hot Blade?
  • March 22, 2011
    Ekuran
  • March 22, 2011
    Bisected8
    I thought the MGS ninja used vibroweapon blades?
  • March 22, 2011
    RodrigoVega
    They do.. Oh, Warhammer, I think both, fantasy and 40k have this.
  • March 22, 2011
    franzt
    The Zaku's heat tomahawk, the Gouf' heat sword and heat rod, and the Dom/Rick Dom's heat saber from Mobile Suit Gundam comes to mind.
  • March 23, 2011
    DerScotten
    One of the bosses from Chrono Cross uses a steampunk version (is a giant, Nigh Invulnerable robot), but this is technically a fantasy setting.
  • March 23, 2011
    Deboss
  • March 23, 2011
    Speedball
    The Heated Cosmic Knife from the Dead Money expansion of Fallout New Vegas is this. It's an indestructible Absurdly Sharp Blade that has been heated with a heating pad and apparently retains its heat for a ridiculous amount of time, giving it even more destroying power.
  • March 23, 2011
    Mozgwsloiku
    Mutant Chronicles have those. However, most WH 40000 wxamples won't count for this - some do cut by heat but most are either power weapons ( cut by using an energy field that affect's the target's molecular structure to make it cuttable ) vibro weapons or demon-posessed. Abaddon's sword is utter overkill as it apparently warps space along the line of a cut, allowwing Clean Cut actions right out of anime.
  • March 23, 2011
    RodrigoVega
    but don't you think thats a... heated, space warping :P Thanks for the example though.
  • March 24, 2011
    Arivne
    Tabletop RPG
    • Call Of Cthulhu supplement Cthulhu Companion, adventure "Valley of the Four Shrines". The East shrine is dedicated to Cthugha, a deity made of fire. A sword found in a secret room can be made to glow yellow-hot, which will do damage to creatures vulnerable to fire.
  • March 24, 2011
    Deboss
    fixed Vibroweapon link.
  • March 24, 2011
    RodrigoVega
    Thanks both.
  • March 29, 2011
    RodrigoVega
    I'm planning to launch this now, any fixes? objection? which do you think is the best title?
  • March 29, 2011
    Rolf
    Maybe specify solid blade part but seems ready.
  • March 29, 2011
    BuchiSlime
    Guts from "Berserk" used this once against a giant water snake.
  • March 29, 2011
    RodrigoVega
    Anthing else? Launch this already? what about the title?
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