Misused (YKTTW name crowner): Heroes Prefer Swords get usage counts
edited 20th Jun '12 12:07:43 PM by ccoa
edited 20th Jun '12 12:10:12 PM by lu127
edited 20th Jun '12 12:13:05 PM by ccoa
edited 20th Jun '12 12:39:03 PM by ccoa
- Sword vs. sword fights are "cool" and easier to choreograph than sword vs. other melee weapon or, worse, sword vs. missile weapon.
- Giving the rival the sword heightens the parallels between the hero and his main rival/antagonist. It also represents a subversion of the "heroic sword" trope, which has already been established in the audience's mind by the hero having a sword.
edited 28th Jun '12 5:17:15 PM by abk0100
Alternative Titles: Deprecated Weapon YKTTW
21st Jun '12 9:21:06 AM