I think that a show, say an animated show with a young audience, might have things that are explicitly said to be deadly blades but when they hit, don't cut, that would count. If they had deadly blade but never connected, or have stuff to make non-deadly swords then it is Inverse Law of Sharpness and Accuracy
. Do you know what the first example on that page is?
I think the latter is far more likely and the former, on its own, I would say is Too Specific
but if it is going to be lumped into something, have it lumped in Swords Set To Stun
. If they just ignore, then it's this trope.
You may have noticed I've changed the page. I'm working on the wicks and I will be taking out things on the basis of what I have just said. I feel it's fair and it's in line with what we understand the trope to be.
I've set Reverse Blade Sword
to redirect for now but suggest taking it to the cutlist. It turns up being used for just the former namer, which isn't an example, and makes it sound like something else when used elsewhere.
edited 18th Nov '10 1:10:37 PM by SomeSortOfTroper
Don't just tell us the facts; tell us the memes, tell us the archetypes, tell us the catchy ideas and symbolic roles that get planted in pe