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->''"Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden. He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."''
-->-- '''[[Literature/BookOfGenesis Genesis 3:24]]'''

This is what happens when you combine two of childhood's most reviled taboos...playing with sharp objects, and PlayingWithFire.

[[OlderThanTheyThink Great-great-great Grandfather]] to the LaserBlade, this is a blade that is ''[[KillItWithFire on fire]]'' (or possibly ''made'' of fire). These are usually wielded by [[CelestialParagonsAndArchangels divine]] and [[DemonLordsAndArchDevils infernal]] Messengers alike, because nothing says "Gonna smite your ass" like being able to cut someone and burn them at the same time. Also a favorite trick of the MagicKnight, who may also vary it with [[ElementalPowers different elements]].

Contrast HotBlade, for when swords are warm enough to glow, but not to actually burn. A type of ImpossiblyCoolWeapon, for when your CoolSword really needs that special touch. See also IncendiaryExponent, FireBreathingWeapon, and OddlyShapedSword (if the sword is flame-shaped). Don't expect it to ever be touched upon just how much NightmareFuel and BodyHorror this should inflict on anybody on the receiving end. (Fire ''or'' a blade is bad enough.)



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' Alibaba Saluja's sword becomes fused with the fire Djinn Amon, thus allowing him to utilize the power of its flames. Later on, his sword gets bigger the more he uses its power, and gradually it gets to the point where it's completely enveloped in them.
* In ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'' Ayano has Enraiha a wooden sword always in flames, other than the times she gets disarmed and Enraiha is on the ground.
* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', through a unique mishap involving a virtual [=MMORPG=] and a RealityWarper feather; both Syaoran and Kurogane end up with flaming swords outside of the game as well.
* Shishio in ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. It's a particularly nasty one, too. Instead of using magic or a napalm-like substance, Shishio's sword burns because, after using it to kill countless people, the blade's serrations have become filled with human fat. One spark from a clash of swords, and all the fats and oils the sword's soaked up go into a blaze.
* Hiei in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' occasionally uses the Sword of the Darkness Flame. Kuwabara's Rei-ken is a combination between this and a LaserBlade, since it's made of his own {{ki|Manipulation}}.
* Signum's Laevatein in ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is both this ''and'' a WhipSword. Bonus points for being named after the mythical Norse sword that will bring about the end of the world, and for Signum (a.k.a. "Blazing General") bearing resemblance to ArchangelMichael (a.k.a. "Strategos of the Heavenly Host"). When using ''Karyu Issen'', Signum [[spoiler: and Agito]] create a shaft of flames and holds it as if it were a sword. By swinging her arm, she can throw the condensed flames against enemies that are far away.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** Captain Yamamoto, besides [[IncendiaryExponent being on fire himself]] when fighting, has a flaming sword. Bearing in mind that he can drive people to the ground with a glance, it's no surprise that his sword puts off enough heat to burn the clouds out of the sky. His Bankai trades in the fire for all the heat of his flames being concentrated along the edge of his blade. The heat is so intense that just by touching the ground with the sword's '''tip''', he atomizes the ground in the direction he was cutting.
** The Filler villain Shusuke Amagai takes this UpToEleven with his bankai. It's basically a BFS with an afterburner for a hilt.
** Isshin Kurosaki's Shikai is surrounded by flaming reiatsu.
* Shana of ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', [[PlayingWithFire contractor to the Flame of Heaven]], can set her sword on fire. It makes a complement to her large [[HotWings flaming wings]], fireballs, and hair.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** [[TheLancer Zoro]] once had all three of his swords on fire during a firestorm, and used them to great effect during the Little Garden Arc. Also, he can apparently light his swords on fire with the force of his swing, which he used to defeat [[spoiler: Ryuuma]]. May also qualify as a DesperationAttack.
** Hannyabal uses a flaming ''naginata'' called Kessui.
** Fossa of Whitebeard's Commanders is able to set his sword on fire, by lighting it with his [[CigarFuseLighting cigar]].
** Kin'emon has an entire fighting style revolved around this, to an extent.
** Caesar Clown can create flaming sword, by compressing oxygen in the shape of a sword with his powers, and then lighting it on fire.
* In ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', Shinegreymon gets one when using his True [[SuperMode Burst Mode]].
* In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', Dorbickmon uses them for his Tyrant Collbrande attack. Bonus points because it is literally a flame shaped into a sword.
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''; a HumongousMecha with a [[CallingYourAttacks Blazing Sword!]]
* In ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', Hikaru's sword does this in a variation: [[EmpathicWeapon it only ignites if someone that isn't her touches it]]. Later, in the anime version's second season, the Rune God Rayearth's sword is almost constantly alight.
* Variation done in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. The Japanese [[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frames]] wield superheated {{chainsaw|Good}} {{katanas|AreJustBetter}}, with General Tohdoh having a customized version with rocket thrusters.
* ''Manga/FlameOfRecca'' has Saiha's En Jin, which focuses Recca's flame into a fire blade [[BladeBelowTheShoulder attached to his wrist]].
* Madoka Mawari has two in ''Manga/TenjhoTenge''. She also burns her skirt off to give herself higher mobility while using them.
* Dai, the eponymous hero from ''Manga/DaiNoDaibouken'' has used fire magic on some occasions to turn any sword he wields into a Flaming Sword. But this isn't limited to fire spells, as he can also combine his sword with [[ShockAndAwe lightning magic]] for an even stronger power-up.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}} Susano'o'', the spirit warrior projected by the wielder of the Mangekyo Sharingan, uses the Totsuka no Tsurugi; a spirit blade looking like nothing so much as a long flame, although it stabs through and sprays blood out of [[SmugSnake Orochimaru]] quite well. (In the manga it looked less like fire and more like a liquid which, going by the description in the databook, is actually ''sake'' of all thing. Cue FridgeBrilliance: {{Orochi}} from Shinto mythology was slain after drinking too much sake.) Some other characters in the franchise can channel their [[PlayingWithFire fire element chakra]] through any sword to turn it into one.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** Isidro's Salamander Dagger, a gift from the witch Flora, has a blade crafted from molten lava and crawls with the spirits of fire elementals. A stab from it can unleash a burning power that's hot enough to melt steel.
** During the Kushan invasion of Vritannis, when Guts and Serpico are fighting the sorcerer Daiba and his giant water elemental familiar the Kundalini, Schierke comes up with a spell to enable Guts to counter the serpent's water cannon and make its true body vulnerable. Using the same spell she employed earlier to destroy a group of Daka with a wheel of fire, she superheats Guts' BFS so that it vaporizes the water it touches into steam.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', the Flame Swordsman's [[CallingYourAttacks Flaming Sword of Battle]].
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** Stiyl Magnus and his fire demon Innocentius both wield swords of solid flames.
** Fiamma of the Right's flaming sword also doubles as a {{BFS}} that's '''''forty kilometers long'''''.
** A minor antagonist named Richard Brave wields Lævateinn, a flaming sword of his own creation that uses a combination of magic and science to work. Unfortunately, creating this weapon caused the Magic Side to condemn him as TheHeretic for violating the laws separating Science and Magic. Richard swore revenge for this injustice and for the Magic Side dissing his awesome creation.
* The sword Kurikara in ''Manga/BlueExorcist''.
* An [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/sekirei/v05/c046/9.html inversion]] appears in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' with Tsukiumi's Water Blade.
* [[PlayingWithFire Starjun's]] sword from ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'', though according to him it's actually a Flaming [[KnifeNut Kitchen Knife]].
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' shows Quartum's [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice magic spear]] and ''[[{{BFS}} Gladius Divinus Flammae Ardentis]]''.
* The titular character of ''Anime/TheBraveFighterOfSunFighbird'' has one, naturally dubbed "Flame Sword". Oddly enough its upgraded version actually switches it to a HotBlade.
* Akari from ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'' has one. Unusually, it's a rapier, and not actually flaming. Just made of of concentrated fire (or [[ThePowerOfTheSun sun]], rather).
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', Natsu briefly wielded a sword like this that helped him break out of Tartarus' prison. He lost it when he attacked [[spoiler:Black Mage Zeref]] with it. The sword's blade was broken off while his target was completely unharmed.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In Franchise/TheDCU, the Jean-Paul Valley [[LegacyCharacter incarnation]] as ComicBook/{{Azrael}} not only wields a flaming sword, he can ''shoot'' several of them. Azraels throughout history have wielded a flaming sword in their guise as angels. The ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' novelization lovingly details how the sword has advanced through the centuries, from a sword wrapped in soaked rags and set on fire just before Azrael's appearance, to its then-current twin hollow gauntlet-mounted daggers with compressed air propelled through them to fuel the fire.
* In the comic book ''Series/{{Angel}}: After the Fall'', Angel wields a fire sword against the champions of the lords of Hell-A.
* The Roman God of War saw the efforts of the [[ThoseWackyNazis Germans]] in WWII, and was impressed. He decided to help them, but because he was an idiot he accidentally gave powers to Clay Carter, American. The powers include super strength, agility, invulnerability and The Flaming Sword Of Mars, which is... a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin flaming sword]] that can cut through anything. He becomes Man Of War, a [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] [[PublicDomainCharacter Public Domain superhero]].
* Zauriel, the first angel to join the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica, wields one of these.
* ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'': Heimdall's CoolSword can create [[TechnicolorFire blue]] [[{{Hellfire}} "cosmic fire"]] and of course Surtur's black sword "Twilight", Marvel's version of Laevateinn.
* ''Comicbook/ScottPilgrim'' obtains a flaming {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} through [[RPGElements gaining a level]] [[spoiler:when [[ThePowerOfLove he declares his love for Ramona]]]].
* Rustam, a recurring enemy of the ''Comicbook/SuicideSquad'' through his involvement with the terrorist group Jihad, wielded a "psi-scimitar", with a blade of fire erupting from its hilt. In their final confrontation, Rick Flagg [[spoiler:manages to kill him with it]].
* Kid Britain from ''ComicBook/AvengersArena'' has one.
* Franchise/{{Superman}}:
** Lourdes, the leader of Pax Galactica, wields a magical flaming sword that burns even in the vacuum of space. Franchise/{{Superman}} borrows her weapon and uses it to slay a PlanetEater.
** Variant in ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan''. Comicbook/LexLuthor created a sword which gave off red sunlight.
* ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'s one-time enemy [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xbXpk0W5cXs/UP7Egwj8b9I/AAAAAAAA-D0/282QArMj71w/s1600/adventure+421-01.jpg Nightflame]] wields a flaming sword in the ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' story. Another of her enemies -Satan Girl- also owns a blazing, thin sword.
* Johnny Storm (the Human Torch, a guy who is a master of flame in all its forms and can't be burned by them) of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' had the bad luck of running into {{Hellfire}} and an archangel's flaming sword in the same story arc. The hellfire burned him badly, but the archangel's sword [[GoodIsNotNice hurt even more]].
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s created fire giant Brimstone creates a sword out of literal flame to deal with "Justice League Detroit" in ''ComicBook/LegendsDC''.
* Surtur the fire demon also has a sword made of literal flame in ''ComicBook/LastDaysOfTheJusticeSociety''. He uses it to kill the Flash, and then later is killed by the very same sword when the Justice Society team up in their final fight against him.
* ''ComicBook/SantaVersusDracula'': Gloria, an arch-angel and one of Santa's allies, wields one. [[spoiler: After she reveals she's the mole to Dracula. Santa kills her with it and uses it in his battle against Dracula.]]
* Darkmoon Chronicles : [[http://www.askell.com/BD/Chroniques-Lune-Noire/Lune-Noire.jpg Wismerhill]], the heros of the french 'DarkMoon Chronicles' ('Chroniques de la lune Noire') wield one as its titular weapon. Considering he's currently the choosen emperor of humanity, a warrior, a mage, and psy it's probably it's last effective weapon.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Asuka wielded a flaming sword when she fought [[spoiler:[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Nyarlathotep]].]]
-->Two swords came out. One was covered with orange-red flame, the other shone with pale moonlight. They rose, dispelling the gloom that had fallen upon the balcony, then sliced down in unison. The Regent caught one with each hand, and the fire and light were snuffed. "Fire dies and light fades." His hands twisted and the flaming sword was wrenched from Asuka's hands, falling at Cassilda's amber-frozen feet.
* The Pyrefrost Beowolf in ''FanFic/RaindropsHearthsWarmingEveMiracle'' has two pairs of claws and two scythes that emit powerful ''blue'' fire from them.
* Blackfire in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. Bonus coolness points because the flames are, well, black.
* Yayoi from the ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' side-story ''Month of Sundays'' gains a flaming saber.
* In ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BringingMeToLife'' during chapter 25 - Maze, Max gets hold of a sword and dips it into some flames, because [[OurMonstersAreWeird the giant ants hate fire.]] It lasts nearly the whole chapter until it breaks from the stress.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Hiccup wields a retractable sword coated in Monstrous Nightmare spit, with a mechanism to ignite it when needed. The sword's hilt can spray flammable Zippleback gas, which Hiccup can then ignite with his sword.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** The Balrog has one of these, [[DualWielding along with]] [[WhipItGood a fiery whip]].
** The Witch-King has one during the siege of Minas Tirith, though only in the extended edition of the movie.
** When Aragorn first draws Andúril (meaning Flame of the West), ghostly fire runs down it. [[spoiler:In case you're wondering, it's that sword that Elrond and Arwen forge from the shards of Narsil.]]
* ''Film/TheScorpionKing's'' BigBad had flaming swords (due to being dipped in lamp oil) during the climactic BossBattle.
* Violet, the protagonist of ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}},'' and her arch-nemesis, have a flaming sword duel after she renders his flame-throwing pistol useless.
* The Headless Horseman from Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/SleepyHollow'' wielded a variant. While it didn't appear to be burning, it was so hot from the eternal flames of Hell that it still cauterized any wounds inflicted.
* The High Priest of the Mayan temple in ''Film/TheFountain'' wields a flaming sword with which to defend the Tree of Life. It's actually a bit of {{Deconstruction}}, as the Mayan priest basically [[spoiler: distracts Tomas with the sword and stabs him in the gut with a dagger]].
* In ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'', Will Turner lights his sword on fire by dipping it in oil then smashing a lantern, in an attempt to intimidate and fend off a number of Davy Jones' crew. Note that he never actually fights anyone with his flaming sword. This is because the prop for this scene was actually quite dangerous as it was basically a tube through which flammable liquid was pumped to fuel the fire.
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'': Yor briefly fights with a sword that is on fire.
* In ''Film/{{Noah}}'', Methusaleh is shown [[OneManArmy destroying an entire army]] of Cainites with a huge blast from his flaming sword.
* In ''Film/TheLastWitchHunter'', Kaulder's blade has a mechanism that can douse it in some sort of flammable substance and then set it on fire, giving this effect.
* The same effect is achieved in ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' with Kylo Ren's unstable, ragged lightsaber. It perfectly mirrors his somewhat unstable psyche.
* The rogue jaeger, Obsidian Fury, has two flaming ''chainsaw'' blades built into its weaponry in ''Film/PacificRimUprising''

* ''Literature/LoneWolf''
** The Sommerswerd has holy sunfire on its edge when it faces particularly evil foes. This property is on display in the [[VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf videogame spin off]].
** The Darklord blades, like Helshezag or the Dagger of Vashna, are surrounded by ''black flames'' when used.
** If Lone Wolf has reached the rank of Sun Lord or higher and has Grand Weaponmastery, he can turn an ordinary sword into a Flaming Sword. Not nearly as powerful as the Sommerswerd, but useful in places where drawing the Sword of the Sun will get you killed.
** Flaming swords are the favored weapons of Nadziranim under the [[OneWingedAngel ice dragon form]].
** In ''The Dungeons of Torgar'', Baron Shinzar wields Ogg-kor-kaggaz, a huge flaming axe.
* In the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' title ''Literature/IslandOfTheLizardKing'', [[spoiler:swords like this are the only thing that can harm the [[BigBad Lizard King]]; and he uses them himself, oddly enough, keeping them in his fortress]].

* True to the [[StrictlyFormula series' roots]], the hero of ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' ends up wielding a ThunderboltIron {{BFS}} that was forged by a royal ancestor and burns with blue fire due to the attached MacGuffin.
* Though ironically the protagonist of ''Literature/TheBladeOfTheFlame'' doesn't use a flaming sword, his half-orc partner Ghaji gets a flaming axe during their infiltration of Dreadhold. They have to use it up to defeat the dire wereshark invasion in the climax of the series, however.
* Late in ''[[Literature/InheritanceCycle Brisingr]]'', Eragon gets the titular sword. Whenever he says its name (which means fire in the ancient language), it ignites. One character at least has the sense to point out this is incredibly cheesy. He finds out by saying the name of the sword and then dropping it in surprise--definite CrowningMomentOfFunny. Flametongue swords in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' do the same thing.
* In ''Literature/CodexAlera'', any sufficiently skilled [[PlayingWithFire firecrafter]] can light their sword on fire; however, it takes quite a lot of power to be able to do so, and as such is a technique mainly used by the immensely powerful High Lords. Being struck with one of these is what killed [[spoiler: High Lord Aquitaine]]; were it a normal wound, he could have simply [[HealingHands watercrafted]] it shut, but a flaming sword's wounds cauterize themselves, making healing impossible. They're also favored for anchoring firecraftings.
* Dyrnwyn in ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. This is the same sword that is one of the 13 hallows, or treasures, or Britain.
* The sword of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'''s Chaos is made of blue fire, a flame so hot that it goes to the other side and becomes absolute ''cold''. On his off days, [[MundaneUtility he uses it to keep the milk he sells fresh]]. Also, in ''Lords and Ladies'' magic is described as being like "a flaming sword that ''burns all the way down to the pommel''" to emphasise how dangerous using it is, and why wizards and witches don't use it for mundane things.
* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', angels that guard the entrance to Purgatory bear flaming swords meant to scare off any serpents or demons that wish the corrupt the repentant souls. The swords strangely enough have had their points remove, which according to [[http://dantelab.dartmouth.edu/reader?reader%5Bcantica%5D=2&reader%5Bcanto%5D=8 Robert Hollander]] signifies that their fighting days are over after Jesus defeated Hell with his Crucifixion.
* In ''Literature/{{Farworld}}: Land Keep'', there is a type of sword called a Flazite, made of dark metal with flames "leaping about on the surface" despite the rain. It gets worse- one scratch, and your blood turns to fire. And...it's pointed at our heroes. Crap.
* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', Aziraphale, Angel of the Eastern Gate, has one. He ends up giving it to Adam and Eve to help them survive after they are cast out of the garden of Eden. God's reaction goes as thus:[[note]]At the end of the book it is strongly implied [[spoiler: that this becomes the Sword of War; Aziraphale picks it up and gets it to light up again.]][[/note]]
-->"25. And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying Where is the flaming sword which was given unto thee?
-->"26. And the Angel said, I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next.
-->"27. And the Lord did not ask him again.
* ''Literature/TheLegendOfDrizzt'': Obould takes it a step further. It's not just a flaming sword, it's a flaming ''[[{{BFS}} claymore]]''.
* In ''Literature/TheOtherworldSeries'', the demon Bad Ass Luke wields a flaming sword.
* In the ''Literature/ParadoxTrilogy'', Devi owns two thermite swords: Phoebe and Elsie. They are incredibly potent while burning, but have a significant downside in that they only last eighty seconds after being activated before burning out and turning brittle.
* Subverted rather neatly in Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFox'' series. The protagonist, amateur wizard Gerin the Fox, discovers an ancient book with a section titled "A cantrip which produceth a flaming sword." Gerin proceeds to [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe. Then he tries the spell. It works; his sword bursts out in pure, smokeless [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental fire]]. Then he discovers the problem with the spell that explains why not everyone uses it. The spell covers your sword blade in fire... but gives you no insulation or protection from the heat ''created'' by the fire. Luckily for him, he manages to drop the sword in a barrel of water before his hand gets blistered too badly.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', flaming swords are a religious aspect of the religion of R'Hllor. Their messianic figure wielded a flaming sword called Lightbringer. Several followers of R'Hllor also wield flaming swords of various authenticity.
** Thoros of Myr wields a flaming sword in melees and battles, but it's just a trick. He buys a cheap sword beforehand and douses it in flammable [[GreekFire wildfire]] to intimidate his opponents and spook their horses. [[RealityEnsues It's said to also ruin the sword in the process.]] [[spoiler: He's rather shocked later when he absentmindedly tries it without the wildfire and it works anyway.]]
** Stannis Baratheon acquires a flaming sword he calls Lightbringer, said to be ''the'' Lightbringer recreated. Upon closer inspection [[spoiler:it's a magical trick. The flames shed light, but not heat. The flames of the legendary, true Lightbringer would burn]].
** Beric Dondarrion wields a flaming sword when [[spoiler:he duels Sandor Clegane. After cutting his palm on the blade, fire bursts from the blood. Unlike the other swords, the flames really burn, which is bad for the pyrophobic Sandor. However it's mentioned earlier that setting your sword on fire makes the steel brittle, and Sandor wins because the sword breaks when Dondarrion is about to make the killing bow]].
* The Balrogs in Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'') wielded not only a flaming sword, but also a flaming cat-of-nine-tails [[WhipItGood whip]]. Well, the one in ''The Lord Of The Rings'' used a flaming sword at least. Gothmog (the leader of the Balrogs) used a flaming [[AnAxeToGrind axe]], the weapons of the other Balrogs are not known, but were presumably flaming as well. Also, while Andúril is not literally on fire, it does shine "as though on fire." Even more, Túrin son of Húrin has his own blade, which after a very [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina-esque speech]], he thrusts in the air and a great fire leaps up all around him. One of Gurren Lagann's writers just has to have read that for Kamina. At one point Andúril did burst into actual flame, courtesy of Gandalf the White. Also, the Witch-King's sword has red flames during his encounter with Gandalf, just as depicted in the extended movie version.
* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', one of the villains, the Black Knight, has a magic sword, the blade of which can be set on fire.
* Rand of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' uses a sword made of fire from time to time, especially early on before he [[CoolButInefficient learns to use his powers in far better ways]]. He ''is'' a blademaster, though.
* The Midnight Angel from the ''Literature/WildCards'' series is able to summon a gigantic flaming sword as one of her powers.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Giles uses a baseball bat dipped in flaming holy oil to fight the vampire Angelus in a modern take on this trope.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' has the Shogun Megazord Fire Sabre and the Lightspeed Megazord Sabre. The [[ElementalPowers elementally-powered]] Rangers will occasionally get to do this too, such as in ''[[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy Lost Galaxy]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]'', and the ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' seasons ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'' and ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''. Of special note is the fact that some of these and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' examples involve ''really lighting the weapons on fire''. The Centaurus Phoenix of Mystic Force had this back in [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magiranger]].
* Rohan's WeaponOfChoice on ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''.
* ''Series/KrodMandoonAndTheFlamingSwordOfFire''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Yes, that is the show's name]], and yes that is the title character's weapon. However, being a parody and all, Krod has no control over the flaming part. It tends to catch fire when he's "excited". Hell, the first time someone asks about it, Krod says he thinks the sword is somehow defective and he needs to get it fixed.
* In the ''Series/{{Fallen}}'' mini-series, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] and {{Nephilim}} can wield swords made of pure divine fire, which they can summon from thin air. Being hit by one usually incinerates the target. Strangely enough, the protagonist, a regular kid until recently, can match his swordfighting skills with angels, who have been doing this since before humans were around, and even TheDevil.
* ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'' has {{Excalibur}}, but fortunately it extinguishes itself whenever Arthur puts it down. As he discovers later, it only catches on fire when held by a person of incredible destiny, to his swordmaster's chagrin and [[TheChosenZero Perceval's surprise]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': flaming swords have religious significance in the religion of R'hllor, the Lord of Light.
** Stannis is introduced during a religious ritual to R'hllor in which he pulls a flaming sword from a burning idol. The sword is supposed to represent Lightbringer, a flaming sword of legend, but it quickly gutters out.
** Beric Dondarrion causes his sword to magically burst into flame and uses it to fight a trial by combat with Sandor Clegane, who is pyrophobic. Beric loses because [[RealityEnsues the flame makes the sword brittle and it breaks]].
** Thoros of Myr is famous for using wildfire to set his sword afire in battle and tourney.
* ''''Series/UltramanAce'': Ace was on the receiving end of one of these when he fought an extremely formidable monster called Firemons. The sword was so hot it badly burned him even with a light slash. Then Firemons put it UpToEleven by doing a hot knife through butter impression and impaling Ace with it (don't worry he gets better).

* The song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY-6eZk_FxA Flaming Sword]] by the British New Wave Band ''Care''.
* ''[[Creator/WilliamBlake Jerusalem]]'' mentions a bow of burning gold, which ''might'' be supposed to mean something like this trope. The chariot of fire, on the other hand? We've got [[MolotovTruck another trope for that]].

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* In Myth/NorseMythology:
** Surtr, the leader of the giants of Muspelheim had one (called "Lævateinn"); his having it plays a major role in Ragnarok. It will burn nearly all of the earth. Oddly enough, he gets stopped by a ''tree'' of all things (granted, it ''was'' [[WorldTree Yggdrasil]]).
** Lævateinn itself was forged by [[UltimateBlacksmith Volundr]] and owned by [[TheTrickster Loki]]. The Old Norse translation literally means "Damage Twig" and may in fact not be a named sword, but a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenning kenning]] for a sword.
* One of the 13 treasures of Britain, The Dyrnwyn of Rhydderch Hael, is a sword that would light up on fire that does not harm the wielder if drawn by a noble man.
* In ''Literature/TheBible'':
** God had [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Cherubim]] with these to prevent Adam and Eve and their descendants from returning to the Garden of Eden.
** A prophesy in Revelations says that [[KungFuJesus Jesus]] will return to Earth, pull a flaming sword ''out of his mouth'', and finish Satan off for good.
** ArchangelMichael wields one, and he's generally [[PlayingWithFire associated with fire]] in the occult.
** Some accounts have the Angel Jophiel/Zophiel wield one, with him usually guarding the entrance to the Garden of Eden.
** In Apocryphya, ArchangelUriel is referred to as "the Flame of God" and "the Sword of God".

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKRqdGjxqmc Fire Sword: How to make your own]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Commonplace in {{Garbage Wrestl|er}}ing (and sometimes makes its way to the professional world), it's entirely possible to see things set aflame to look more intense and painful, including but not limited to tables, two-by-fours wrapped in barbed wire, [[ManOnFire and the wrestlers themselves.]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Balors (demon generals and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Balrog]] expies) wield flaming swords.
** Druids temporarily wield a scimitar made of fire with the Flame Blade spell.
** Various magical flaming swords have been available since the earliest editions of the game. By third edition, any magical weapon can have an additional fire damage enchantment applied to it.
* The straightforwardly-named ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19613 Flaming Sword]], as well as the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=46429 Sword of Fire and Ice]]. The [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214368 Sword of War and Peace]] is also flaming. Taken one step further with [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=386545 Ghostfire Blade]]. An ''invisible'' flaming sword.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** Many daemons of [[WarGod Khorne]] from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'' and ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' carry flaming weapons. The Bloodletters that make up the majority of Khorne’s daemonic forces, for example, wield murderously sharp and barbed Hellblades that burn with the fire of the Blood God’s rage.
** This is the major schtick of the Bright Wizard in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' (though other wizards have similar weapons) with one of their spells being the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flaming Sword of Rhuin]]. Casting this spell on a friendly unit [[SpellBlade provides them with a buff]] that lights their weapons on fire. This doesn't just increase their damage though, but also prevents enemies damaged or killed by fire from regenerating, which is very useful against monsters that otherwise just refuse to die.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', the Sword of Rezhebel spell allows the human warlock who casts it to summon a flaming blade to their hand, boosting the warlock’s close combat abilities.
** ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'':
*** The Warpfire Blade and the Pyrofire Stave are flame wreathed daemonic weapons available to Daemonic Heroes of a Tzeentch army that enhance the attacks made by the bearer.
*** Flame wreathed weapons are popular amongst the higher ranked members the Arcanite Cults with Curselings and Fatemasters both typically wielding weapons that burn with the mystical fires of Tzeentch.
** In ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'', power weapons tend to use lightning, though force weapons (typically swords) can channel the user's psyker powers, which usually manifests as setting the blade on fire. The most notable example would be [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/3/3f/Emperor_VS_Horus.jpg the sword of the God-Emperor of Mankind]] that is now used by the Primarch Roboute Guilliman, Lord Commander of the Imperium.
* The Flame Swordsman card in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''.
* One of the examples of common relics in the TabletopGame/InNomine core rules is a flame sword.
* The Flaming Weapon spell from ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Magic''. A naturally flaming sword requires a valuable ruby to be placed on the hilt.
* In ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', there is a [[ElementalPowers fire spell]] that creates a sword ''out of fire''.
* The CCG ''[[TheMoralSubstitute Redemption]]'' features a giant flaming sword on the back side of the cards.

* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
** Toa Tahu's original weapon of choice was a literal flaming sword, though his Magma Swords as a Nuva still channel his fire abilities.
** Reused a few times down the line - Hordika Vakama's swords get special mention for having flamethrower nozzles worked into the design.
** Jaller Inika's Enegerized Flame Swords and Ackar's Flame Sword.

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* In the bootleg UsefulNotes/{{N|intendoEntertainmentSystem}}ES game ''VideoGame/FelixTheCatByDragonCo'', WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat's first power-up is gaining yellow Knight armor, complete with a (useless) shield and a sword that gets covered in flames each time he swings it on the ground. In mid-air, it doesn't have the flame effect, though.
* In the third ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic'', there is an artifact called the Red Dragon Flame Tongue, part of a [[SetBonus set]] of artifacts. In addition the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Archangels]] wield flaming swords which, for bonus points, are flamberges (a sword made to look like a flame). Also, while [[InfinityPlusOneSword Armageddon's Blade]] isn't ''technically'' on fire, its ability to call down a [[DeathFromAbove rain of fire]] on the entire battlefield surely counts for something.
* You do not get to pick up and attack with a Flaming Sword in ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia2: The Shadow and the Flame''. In ancient Persia, a Flaming Sword picks itself up and attacks you!
* ''Franchise/MegaMan'':
** Zero gets many techniques that use these in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' and ''[[VideoGame/MegaManZero Zero]]'' series. Most of these attacks are executed in a manner similar to the {{Shoryuken}}.
** The weapon of Sword Man (which Mega Man can [[PowerCopying acquire]]) in ''VideoGame/MegaMan8'' is called the Flame Sword. Or "Flame Suword".
** Throughout the ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' series, Swordy Two enemies have flaming swords and Swordy Three enemies have ice swords. You, [[PowerCopying of course]], ''also'' have fire and ice swords once you've beaten them. In the third game, along with the fire and ice swords, there are also swords made of electricity and bamboo. There is even a Program Advance in that game that allows you to smack your enemies with ''all four swords'' in just ''one and a half seconds'' for ''massive'' elemental damage.
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarUniverse'' has the Crimson, an S-rank saber that glows red and is constantly on fire. There's also a Twin Saber version called the "Two-Headed Ragnus." Unfortunately, while they look badass, their damage output isn't that great compared to [[KatanasAreJustBetter other S-ranks in the same category.]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games often have elemental weapons of this variety, or the means to apply the effect to your existing weapons, conveniently for sale at your local store. Or at least in some treasure chest somewhere. The Mystic Knight/Sorcerer job in V is just for doing this. Vivi and Steiner collaborate in IX. ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has such effects as native abilities for Red Mages and Summoners, as well as some weapons possessing some lesser effects. The Flame Saber, Ice Brand, and Coral Swords (each representing part of the FireIceLightning triumvirate, respectively, have been available since the earliest games.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' has these as a staple, and will typically cast a fire spell when used as an item.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', if you return 10 Power Gems to the spring at Spirit Island, and equip the Fairy of Power, Link's sword becomes coated in flames. Ten more and they burn hotter and the tip is literally aflame. ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' gives these kinds of swords to Torch Phantoms so as to act as a light source; beyond that, there's nothing else different about them.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', there's the Flameblade and Great Flameblade (as well as the Flamespear), which on the surface look like [[HotBlade ordinary heated weapons]], but ignite when slashing and set everything in their path ablaze. You can also set also set wooden weapons on fire for a similar, yet weaker effect.
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'':
** Combining the Cutter and Fire powers in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' resulted in a flaming sword that is about [[{{BFS}} twice his size]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad Squeak Squad]]'', it's combining fire and sword, naturally. Not [[{{BFS}} big]], but appropriately fiery.
* ''Blood Omen: VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'':
** Kain can get one of these fairly early on. It's extremely powerful, but has the disadvantage of burning your opponents to ashes, thus leaving nothing to feed on - remember, Kain is a vampire.
** There's also the Fire Reaver that Raziel can get in all three of the games he's in.
** Later in the series, it's revealed that the Hylden champion is supposed to wield a flaming sword. Raziel takes this to mean that he is the Hylden champion, because the Wraith Blade quite resembles a flaming sword.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} Diablo II]]'' featured the Archangel Tyrael, who used a sword that burned with holy flames, before Baal wrestles it away.
** The sorceress can also enchant weapons with fire. Of course, this ability is almost completely useless in solo play, due to their SquishyWizard status. But with the right gear and Minmaxing, they ''can'' dish out 100k+ damage per hit turning them somewhat into [[GlassCannon Glass Cannons]] dealing more damage than just about anything else in the game.
* ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'''s BigBad, [[OneLetterName No. 9]], wields one of these in the first boss battle, before ditching it in favor of a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]] in subsequent appearances.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', the player can apply alchemical fire to a sword to make it burn and deal fire damage. You can also apply visual effects to swords with the toolset, which include (in addition to flaming) glowing yellow-white with holy power, dripping acid, crackling with electricity, giving off visible sound waves, generating a miniature blizzard, and glowing red with unholy power. The actual effects that the appearance would create require manipulating the weapon's properties too, though.
* Enchanting weapons with elemental properties has been a staple of ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana''. In ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'', Duran's dark-aligned classes all specialize in such magic, as does Carlie's light-aligned classes. Two of Kevin's classes possess similar spells, which don't enhance a weapon's damage with an element, but instead add HP or MP draining effects.
* In the doujin fighting game ''VideoGame/EternalFighterZero'', Mishio Amano's fighting style involves enchanting her spear with fire or lightning to access different movesets.
* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Sword of Seals]]''.
** For his critical hit animation, Roy lights his sword on fire. This is why nearly all his moves in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' result in fire.
** Durandal, the S-ranked sword in ''Sword of Seals'' and Eliwood's preferred weapon at the end of ''Blazing Blade'', is known as the Blazing Blade; however, [[NonindicativeName it isn't a flaming sword.]]
** It's also one of three long range swords in the fourth and fifth game. It's also the weapon the CrutchCharacter in the fifth game starts out with.
* Roy is absent from ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', but Ike from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' takes his place with a normal special attack that creates a plume of fire, and a final smash where his sword is on fire.
* In ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Fire Melee and Fire Manipulation give the player access to swords literally [[IncendiaryExponent made of fire]].
* Elemental effects are a large part of the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games. Sol Badguy actually wields a sword that has no sharp edge or point but is a great vessel for his fire magic, and French cop Ky Kiske has a regular sword charged with lightning magic.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** Throughout the series, you can find countless swords enchanted with fire damage (or enchant one yourself). And it's not limited to swords either, you can enchant ''any'' weapon with such an effect. Downplayed in that they won't actually be ''on fire'', but they will have a slight red/orange sheen and will inflict fire damage upon strike.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'''s ''Tribunal'' expansion has you tasked with reforging [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement True Flame]], the flaming iconic weapon of the [[FounderOfTheKingdom original Nerevar]]. Unlike a standard fire-enchanted weapon, it does actually burn with flames. (The flaming component turns out to be a rare tar that burns eternally when set alight, but has become LostTechnology since the blade was originally forged, complicating matters.) [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]] and the original Nerevar's wife, Almalexia, wields its twin blade Hopesfire, a [[ShockAndAwe lightning]] equivalent.
** The Sword of the Crusader, in the ''Knights of the Nine'' expansion to ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''. Like the True Flame in ''Tribunal'', you first need to recover it as an ordinary sword, and in this case, reconsecrate it to the Divines before it will light on fire for you.
* You can snag one of these pretty early in ''VideoGame/UltimaIX''. As with all good flaming swords, it doubles as a handy torch in the dark.
* ''VideoGame/NetHack'' has a couple which seem to fit the bill; Fire Brand (which is actually pretty rubbish - it's cold counterpart, Frost Brand, is ''far'' more useful) and Sunsword (which is more for dealing with undead, but at least it doubles as a torch).
* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'':
** Not only is there a Flaming Sword, but an Ice Sword, an Earth Sword, a Water Sword, and an Illusory Sword as well, there is even a Flaming Axe; each allowing the wielder to channel certain types of magic.
** A CosmicKeystone in the game is also one and can shift into 3 different types and helps channel magic as well.
* In ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', some of the entries have flaming swords, whether it's the Firebrand or the Flamberge, or something else entirely. In particular, ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has a pair of flaming swords, the Firebrand and Marsil. Not only do both swords have a fire aura, but with a command input both can generate a wave of flame, with Marsil's long enough to hit something a 1/5 of the screen away.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s Shishkebab is one of these. The ingredients? Lawn mower blade for the blade itself, motorcycle gas tank for the fuel storage, motorcycle handbreak for the handle/trigger, and pilot light to ignite it. With the right perks, it is one of the best melee weapons in the game, and flat-out ''the most powerful'' in the pre-expansion game. It returns for ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', complete with a unique variant made available with the ''Gun Runner's Arsenal'' DLC. It's still pretty good, though not quite as much as it was in ''Fallout 3''.
** The Shishkebab returns in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', where it is now more compact, no longer requires the motorcycle gas tank, and is made from a [[KatanasAreJustBetter wakizashi]] rather than just a lawnmower blade.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' has Bad Girl, who wields a flaming ''[[BatterUp baseball bat]]'', made possible by her spitting alcohol all over it and lighting it up.
* Any melee weapon with a Flame Augmentation in ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' will do this from time to time. Heck, you can put a Flame Augmentation on a ''[[NerfArm frying pan]]''. It also happens in ''{{Fate}}'', where you can even double up on enhancements, creating a Flaming Sword of Fire. Weapons with Fire as a property can also have Frost, Lightning and/or Holy enhancements.
* Kratos uses one of these in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''. Near the end of the game, [[spoiler:he gives it to his son, Lloyd]].
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has the Firestorm [[SuperMode Command Style]] which wraps the Keyblade in a shroud of flames.
* Kratos from ''VideoGame/{{God of War|Series}}'' has the Blades of Chaos, [[DualWielding two short swords]] on the end of [[VariableLengthChain variable length chains]] that light on fire when he attacks with them but cool down when he hangs them from his back. In the [[Videogame/GodOfWarPS4 Norse series]], [[spoiler:the Blades of Chaos' fiery properties actually come into play as Kratos digs them up in order to delve into Helheim. Not only can they deal fire damage but they can also be used to burn down certain thorns in the way]].
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'': To start off, there's the ''flaming cardboard sword'', where even the narrator [[FridgeLogic wonders why it doesn't crumble to a crisp]]. There's also the icy-hot katana, along the same lines as the Sword of Fire and Ice mentioned for ''Magic: the Gathering''.
* [[CoversAlwaysLie The cover of]] ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' depicts [[RebelliousPrincess Marle]] enchanting [[TheHero Crono's]] sword with [[FireIceLightning fire magic]]. While that ''is'' a real move in the game (Fire Sword), Marle is AnIcePerson, and casts the ''inverse'' of Fire Sword (Ice Sword). [[TeenGenius Lucca]] grants Fire Sword when teamed with Crono.
* In ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', Dante fights with flaming gauntlets. In ''[=DMC3=]'', he uses a flaming sword called Agni, earlier wielded by a boss and also fights demons with flaming scythes. Nero's [[ICallItVera Red Queen]] has [[ChargedAttack Exceed]] system, which briefly sets is on fire during attacks.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' - You can have an enchanter put a spell on your melee weapons, which some of these give your weapon a certain glow, whether it be on fire, blue for an icy death, or even green. There's also an Orc Clan whose weapons are flaming swords. Their name? [[MeaningfulName The Burning Blade.]] Plus, if you excavate artifacts via the Archaeology profession in ''Warlords of Draenor'', you learn that they use a kind of flammeable oil called Blazegrease, which they would coat on their swords and which would ignite unpredictably when the wielder of the weapon was in combat, [[RuleOfCool for the sheer intimidation factor.]]
* Kazuki in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' wields a flaming sword. The series goes further in ''Samurai Shodown V'' when a demon who looks basically like Kazuki wields Chains of Fire instead. ''Samurai Shodown 2'' has the WeaponsKitchenSink: Neinhalt Sieger has a flame-enhanced huge gauntlet (which also helps him with his flaming leap), and Wan-Fu uses a flaming stone pillar.
* ''VideoGame/TheLordOfTheRingsConquest'' has warriors that can set their swords on fire. Not many people were pleased with it.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 6'', The BonusBoss [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Flandre Scarlet]] has a gigantic flaming ''[[SimpleStaff rod]]'', that's [[AxCrazy swung around as a sword]]. There's also [[LightIsNotGood Hinanawi Tenshi's]] [[CosmicKeystone sword]].
* ''VideoGame/BeyondOasis'' brought us the Omega Sword. It's not clear if the sword itself is on fire, but it certainly lights up enemies as if they were. Going through the BonusDungeon gave the player access to one that [[BreakableWeapons would never break]].
* In ''VideoGame/NexusClash'', the Holy Champion class can learn the Cloak of Flame skill. It turns the character into living fire, giving them a flaming sword, the ability to throw fireballs, a "rain of fire" area attack, and a burning aura.
* In ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'', any BFS in Jazz's hands can be used in the special attack Heat Blade. "The fire on the blade burns all."
* ''VideoGame/BattleMoonWars'' Takumi has a MagiTek broadsword that can burst into blue flame. He is justifiably proud of it, as it can match TheBerserker from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
* The Vulcans (not the space-elf kind!) from ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' have flaming swords and flaming hair to match, and getting hit by them results in catching aflame for a good deal of time.
* Paladins in Creator/{{Sierra}}'s ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series have blue flaming swords. They're slightly more powerful than the Fighter's regular sword, but not by much.
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars''' Fiery Dragon Sword, Fiery Embersteel Blade and Fiery Gladius. A quasi-inversion is the Icy Dragon Sword and the Glacial Blade. The Icy Dragon Sword even has blue 'flames'.
* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', Rytlock Brimstone has the Sohothin, a flaming sword. Elementalists can also conjure fiery greatswords, which can be used by anyone against enemies.
* A sword (or axe, or mace) in ''VideoGame/OverlordI'' will have a red glow that gives a similar effect if upgraded with red minions, although it doesn't actually have visible flames.
* One of the forgeable weapons in ''VideoGame/OverlordII'' is The Scorcher, a flaming sword made from a dragon's entrails. [[RuleOfCool It even roars like a dragon when swung.]]
* There is one of these in ''VideoGame/BattleForWesnoth'''s original campaign, Heir to the Throne, in the Snow Plains scenario.
* The Flameberge (not a typo) in ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}''. Typing in "Flaming Sword" works just as well though.
* The ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' version of Odin has his Zantetsuken start as one of these, get the flame extinguished, then have it rekindle before landing the killing blow.
* In ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'', wearing a fire-elemental ring gives you one of these (or a flaming staff, or what have you.) There are also air, earth and water variants for their respective rings.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} 3'''s Doom Guards (think Balrog without whips and not ''on'' fire) have them. Orc Blademasters don't use them, but they do come from the Burning Blade clan... unless they have an Orb of Fire, which orbits the hero's weapon and allows him to throw fireballs.
* The [[http://forums2.battleon.com/f/tm.asp?m=6291824 ReignBringer]] in ''VideoGame/AdventureQuest'', another of Creator/ArtixEntertainment's games, definitely fits the bill, it being the most famous of all the fire swords of the various games.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', it's possible to obtain Surt's flaming sword as a weapon for the main character and Junpei.
* ''Just Breed'' has a truly nasty one, overlapping with FireBreathingWeapon -- it's just called a generic 'flame sword', but every time you attack with it, it hits nearly half the battlefield with an absurdly massive area-effect cone of fire.
* The Seven Strike in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' looks like it's on fire, as well as being red and orange. Despite this, it's not actually on fire - the effect is merely its prongs moving. The ''actual'' fire weapon isn't a blade.
* This is a common weapon in the ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series. In most games, it's either the InfinityPlusOneSword or close to it.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Rastan}}'', the Fire Sword was the strongest of the weapons the title character could obtain, and would shoot fireballs when swung. ''Rastan Saga II'' turned the flames into an add-on power-up instead of a weapon in itself.
* There are many of Sagi's fire element weapon magnus in ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins''. When any fire-weapon is equipped, Sagi's held weapon leaves a red-orange trail behind it, and the blade appears to burn.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', flaming blades can created via enchanted lyrium runes or the Flaming Weapons spell, maintained by one of the Mages in the party. The [[MageKiller Templars]] also have flaming swords depicted on their armour, symbolising the Sword of Mercy that provided the MercyKill to the Prophet Andraste when she was put to the flame. Their actual weapons however are normal steel, presumably because their AntiMagic abilities render enchanted blades useless, since any magical flames would be quickly snuffed out.
** The Inquisitor wields one in promotional art for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' as a nod to the fact that the character is the Herald of Andraste. Whether s/he uses one in the game is up to the player.
* One of the divine powers available in ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' is named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Flaming Weapons"]]. It allows your soldiers to do extra damage for a considerable time, particularly against buildings.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'', the Dragon's Flame Slash magichange attack has the dragon turned sword ignite itself before its wielder strikes the target, who proceeds to catch on fire, then explode.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', [[spoiler:Oleander's dad]] gets flaming meat cleavers the second time you fight him.
* ''VideoGame/SaGaFrontier2'': The Firebrand, Finney Kingdom's sacred treasure. Any potential king of Finney undergoes a RiteOfPassage where they hold it up in the air and, if it generates flames, proves their worth as a ruler. But for Gustave XIII, nothing happens.
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
** One is used by [[spoiler: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder]]. If you use his soul in a weapon ascension, you can make a non-flaming version. You can set your own sword on fire by using a Charcoal Pine Resin.
** Inversions include Dragon upgrades from ''VideoGame/DemonsSouls'' and Fire/Chaos upgrades in Dark Souls gives your weapons fire damage, but the weapon itself doesn't burn. Played straight with Queelag's Furysword, which does burst into flames with every swing. This also holds true for the version used by the Boss as well.
** Played straight with the Smelter Demon Sword in ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII''. It's a huge sword-shaped piece of volcanic rock with veins of lava that unleashes flame with each strong atack.
** ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsIII'' has the final Abysswatcher's sword light on fire as he shifts into [[SuperMode Lord of Cinder status]] (technically all the Lords of Cinder do this, but Yhorm and Aldrich don't wield swords). Pontiff Sulyvhan wields one imbued with the Profaned Flame, as does the Dancer of the Boreal Valley. Prince Lorian's sword is imbued with fire it absorbed from the Demon Prince he slew with it. The Ringed Knights in the Ringed City DLC can temporarily set their swords ablaze for extra damage. And, naturally, [[spoiler:the Soul of Cinder, the embodiment of the First Flame, wields a MorphWeapon whose most common form is a flaming sword]].
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
** Kayle can set her sword on fire. This also gives her {{Sword Beam}}s.
** Gangplank's passive has him ignite his cutlass.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Drakan}}'', one of the pickup weapons Rynn can use is this. Not only does it set its victims on fire when it hits, it even doubles as a torch for illuminating dark places. As a bonus, the first one Rynn gets to pick up has an alternate attack that creates an expanding ring of fire that burns everything around her. Unlike most swords of this type, the one in this game is [[BreakableWeapons not so durable]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Athena}}'', Athena's most powerful melee weapon is the Flame Sword, which has enormous range and power. Unfortunately, [[CastFromHitPoints it hurts to swing it]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'':
** The Fiery Greatsword is one of the most powerful non-hardmode weapons. Sunfury is a flail version. The console-exclusive InfinityPlusOneSword Tizona also emits flames when swung, although it doesn't look like it's on fire by default. The reason for the flames is in the name: Tizón translates to "burning stick" or "firebrand".
** Having a Magma Stone equipped and swinging any melee weapon will add a fiery particle effect to the weapon (and its projectiles) and set targets on fire.
** Equipping the Flame Gauntlet, [[SetBonus wearing the full set of Frost Armor]], or downing a Flask of Cursed Flames will add regular, frostburn, and cursed fire, respectively to your melee weapons. And yes, all three can be applied at the same time.
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' and its sequel have several examples:
** The second level druid spell Flame Blade creates a scimitar made of fire.
** Xan's Moon Blade is alight with blue flames, and gives him resistance to fire. (But since Xan is a very SquishyWizard, it won't see much use in combat.)
** [[BonusDungeon Durlag's Tower]] yields "The Burning Earth", a flaming longsword that has useful bonuses against various creatures, including shape shifters and undead.
** Some Battle Horrors and Doom Guards also wield flaming swords.
** Several weapons in [=BG2=] deal fire damage, including [[AnAxeToGrind "Stonefire"]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Blade of Searing" and "Sword of Flame"]], and [[InfinityPlusOneSword "Angurvadal"]]. Most are useful for killing trolls.
* One ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' succession fort, Deathgate, somehow ended up with a sword made entirely out of fire. This fire was part of a demon's corpse that the moody dwarf had somehow dragged to it's forge. It proceeded to kill [[ManOnFire the three dwarves who were assigned to bring it to it's shrine]].
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' downplays this trope with swords, axes, hammers, etc. that only shed fire from their entails while hitting a monster.
* ''VideoGame/{{Tibia}}'' has one aptly named Fire Sword, is not the best but most new players use one because is cheap.
* The Fire Sword in ''VideoGame/IttleDew'' is usually the first item a player will acquire. The flames actually have practical applications (lighting torches, for example).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Dominions}}'' there are several craftable blades which are aflame, such as the Fire Brand or the Flambeau. Also, there is a major bless which sets the weapons of your holy units on fire.
* The Elf's Salamander Oil skill in ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' lets her coat her dagger in fire while its active, dealing more damage against certain enemies and inflicting [[ManOnFire Burn status]] to those it hits.
* Prince Ross wields a flaming {{BFS}} in the ''VideoGame/DarkParables''. He's the Guardian of the Fiera Rosa, so all of his magic powers are fire-oriented, and presumably this allows him to add the flaming characteristic to an otherwise ordinary greatsword.
* In the ''Shadows of Evil'' map in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps3'', you can obtain the Apothicon sword, which kills anything it hits instantly. This can be upgraded into the fiery Keeper Sword, which does the same but lasts longer.
* ''VideoGames/BetrayalAtKrondor'' featured various ways one could augment blades. One could coat the blade in flammable naphtha or cast the Steelfire spell to obtain this trope temporarily.
* In ''[[VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2]]'', if Sparkster finds a flame orb, it powers up his sword, turning it into this and making it three times more powerful. If he gets hit, however, he loses its powers.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Ristar}}'', this is one of the items you can find in one of the [[BonusStage Bonus Stages]]. It is officially referred to in the game as the "Fire Blade".
* ''VideoGame/BloodBorne'': You can set your sword on fire with Fire Paper. It is as awesome as it sounds.
* In ''VideoGame/Trine2'', one of the knight's upgrades is the flaming sword, which increases damage, and is capable of lighting explosives.
* In ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' Yandere-chan can turn the Ritual Knife into this if she [[HotBlade heats up]] the knife with blowtorches and then sticks the still hot-blade back into the skull. [[spoiler: This convinces the Flame Demon to give her a taste of his fire and he ignites it.]] Anyone stabbed with that knife instantly catches fire.
* Zhin from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' wields a flaming Chinese sword that sends out waves of fire with each swing. However, the fire is not magical and must be replenished by pouring oil onto the sword.
* ''VideoGame/{{Cataclysm}}: Dark Days Ahead'' lets you add a gasoline tank to some swords once your mechanics skill is high enough, resulting in this. The Rising Sun ([[KatanasAreJustBetter flaming katana]]) is especially [[RuleOfCool cool to have]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{MAGISA}}'' -- Kyle uses a [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119807 flaming sword... with purple flame]]
* The Torchmen from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. Not only are their swords on fire, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080730 their entire bodies are on fire]].
* Red Cat in ''Webcomic/TriquetraCats'' being a fire mage duel wields two of these.
* The Darsai from ''Webcomic/{{Harkovast}}'' wield what appears to be [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Harkovast/index.php?p=473703 flaming energy swords.]] Same goes for their arrows too!
* ''WebComic/AxeCop'''s Fire Slicer has a magic (non-burning) sword that changes to a burning stick as it cuts the enemy.
* ''Webcomic/KnightsOfBuenaVista'' plays with this. Mary tells the guards to set a bunch of swords on fire so that they look like fire elemental weapons, so that they can drive off some frost giants.
* In ''WebComic/GuildedAge'', [[spoiler:Penk]] wields a mace that lights on fire. This appears to be due to being an avatar of Tectonicus.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''TabletopGame/NewVindicators'', the original superhumans, {{Nephilim}} {{Half Human Hybrid}}s and the children of Fallen Seraphim) have a variety of powers based around manipulating {{Hellfire}}, but they can all conjure a weapon made of the stuff, one that can either be solid, but not burning, or psionic, and cut through any armor to harm the soul itself. A lot of these weapons take the form of various swords.
* Phoenixfire, a student at Whateley Academy in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, can manifest fire all over herself and also manifest a sword that is ''made'' of fire. Her mom the superhero (Magma) can do the exact same thing.
* [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] commented that the shuriken-and-lightning gun in ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' "could only be more awesome if it had tits and was on fire."
* Dr. Clef's proposal for [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-001 SCP-001]] from the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is apparently ''the'' guardian of Eden, complete with one of these that can strike in multiple directions at once, regardless of distance.
* In ''Literature/TheLayOfPaulTwister'', the angelic paladin Aylwyn has one of these (appropriately enough) that she can SummonToHand. Other Paladins may or may not have similar weapons.
* The "burning super death sword" cursor from [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinesauce Joel]]'s Windows 7 Destruction stream would count as this.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', pyrokinetic metahuman villain Hot Streak attempted to use such a weapon, but was defeated before it got to see any action.
* The Dinobots in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' all have flaming weapons. Grimlock has the traditional sword, but Snarl has a flaming ''[[CarryABigStick club]]'', and Swoop has a flaming ''[[EpicFlail flail]]''.
* Zuko and Azula of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' have used flame daggers and whips, among other things, to engage their opponents. Be aware however that they weren't daggers or whips set ablaze, but ''actual daggers and whips made of fire''. That's like [[AwesomeButImpractical three]] [[IncendiaryExponent different]] aspects of the RuleOfCool combined into one. Zuko also combined Firebending with his swords in his [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight.]]
** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Ghazan uses [[MagmaMan lavabending]] to make a superheated buzzsaw.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', the Delightful Children From Down the Lane take this trope to the next level by using a giant mech sporting a pair of giant flaming ''{{chainsaw|Good}}s''.
* Coop in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' copies ''Voltron'' in one episode with a smirk, thinking that he has the upper hand. [[OhCrap Then all of the bad guys do it too]].
* The Sword of Plundarr from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'', a magical double-bladed flame scimitar. Apparently when Jaga threw the Sword into a volcano to get rid of it, this somehow led to a chain reaction that ''destroyed Thundera''. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Blowing Up the Planet, Jaga the "Wise"]]. [[spoiler: He didn't even succeed in destroying the bloody thing, and [[BigBad Mumm-ra]] gets hold of it later on.]]
* Drew, the mom on ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'', wields a sword with actual sculpted-metal flames molded near its tip. It isn't actually flaming, but rather draws power from sunlight. It can, however, become superheated and shoot flame from the tip.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode, "[[RPGEpisode Marge Gamer]]" used by Bart's MMORPG character.
* The Sun Sword on ''WesternAnimation/ThundarrTheBarbarian'' is arguably part-way between a LaserBlade and a sword made of fire.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a demon guard carries a flaming axe. After defeating the guard, Slade picks up the weapon and wields it for the rest of the episode.
* Princess Mandie, an alien babe, from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''. She carries a flaming sword which is her preferred choice of weapon.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatestAdventureStoriesFromTheBible'', "The Creation" concludes with God's flaming sword falling from the heavens to forever bar the entrance to Eden.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', Mother Talzin wields a sword imbued with green flames that can block lightsabers.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* An audio-animatronic show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas has an AA with a sword that lights on fire at some point. Malfunctions have results in the AA's clothing and skin mold catching on fire.
* In the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII [[http://www.history.army.mil/documents/cossac/Cossac.htm heraldic emblem]] of the SHAEF.
* Another flaming sword is featured on [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Blason_Auguste_Frédéric_Louis_Viesse_de_Marmont_%281774-1852%29.svg the coat of arms]] of [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Marshal Auguste Marmont]].
* The flameberge plays with this: It has an undulating blade that ''looks'' like a flame, but is otherwise not actually on fire.