Fighting your enemies can be hard work sometimes, and they're usually far from worth the trouble, especially if you've already been injured beforehand
. Solution - your Empathic Weapon
will take over or give a boost to help you out.
There are three different scenarios: the first is a change in form, giving an additional set of powers to your Empathic Weapon
. The second is to turn your Empathic Weapon
into an effect, like smoke or energy. The third is when your Empathic Weapon
becomes an actual creature that fights for you, independently or otherwise.
Inverse of One-Winged Angel
- your weapon did the transformation in your place. Compare Guardian Entity
. Also compare Living Weapon
, Equippable Ally
and the slightly more mundane Attack Animal
- Bleach's Zanpakuto are essentially a splinter of their wielder's soul in the form of a sword that acts as the vessel of their powers. There are examples of all three types, though the third is the least common.
- The Sword Familiar in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, though it's more of a creature that fights for you that you can equip as a weapon.
- In Yaiba, during the Pyramid Arc, he's on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle from Diamond, who can predict and stop all his attacks. In order to turn the table, he let Fujin and Raijin, the demons living in his swords, possess him, so that they can trash Diamond around with their combined powers.
- In Musashi Samurai Legend, during the final boss fight Gandrake instead of using his own power relies entirely on that of his power-source/boss, the Archnembulus, along with Musashi's elemental swords.
- Sluggy Freelance has Torg's sword, Unholy Evil Death Bringer, powered by the blood of the innocent, AKA Weeping God, AKA Chaz, is actually a fairly decent fellow.
- The Singing Sword from Munchkin, which dances after you on legs of its own, counts towards your attack damage, and sings.note