I wish I had stayed with this conversation. But don't take my word for it, look at the page! We had a trope about "heroic" character using swords when it made little sense too and now we have a page that does not resemble it in the slightest due to a completely imagined case of misuse.
This new page is so unlike the old one that hardly any of the old examples even fit anymore. If you all wanted a new trope page why not make a new one and leave the perfectly serviceable one alone? Take Hollywood tactics.
The two cutscenes of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn that show actual wars being waged are both utterly ridiculous instances of Gameplay and Story Segregation, considering that using cavalry, infantry and archers/mages correctly is kind of the whole point of the series. Instead, Begnion's greatest commander has... one million-man box - no divisions or formation, just a box - of spearmen, plus himself, who has a sword. All of them are on foot. When they engage the laguz, it turns into an enormous brawl, with everyone spreading out to dance around ineffectively at each other
That in itself would be a great example of hero brandishing a sword impractically for an unneeded reason without even being an anachronism such as "heroes" using swords in priority over available working guns, though that also would have been an example of what the trope once was.(shooting someone is barbaric but cutting them into pieces is more sophisticated
No really, I motion to change this page back to the way it was before. Rename it maybe, this new trope page can keep its name but it is not an adequate replacement. The repair shop just broke something that did not need fixing. The point of heroes prefer swords was that the weapons is so romanticized and overused in fiction it keeps getting used in ways it really shouldn't be because of its traditional use by heroes.