12:17:05 PM Sep 24th 2017
With regard to the Harry Potter example, I think it is only really one specific wand that is transferred to a new owner only by violent means. Wands are described as having personalities of sorts, and there are very probably wands that prefer to be given as gift, etc.
02:47:28 PM Apr 5th 2012
"Empathic" seems to be the wrong word to describe "a weapon with a mind of its own". "Empathy" is not "something having a mind of their own", IIRC.