01:40:59 PM Sep 7th 2014
- InuYasha: When Sesshoumaru is rendered weaponless, Naraku decides that's the perfect moment to steal the last jewel shard that Sesshoumaru is protecting. He does this by releasing the dark will of the Shikon no Tama itself. Not only is this the most powerful evil in the entire story, but it actually strategises as well, targeting Sesshoumaru's only arm to render him incapable of fighting. Both Inuyasha's Infinity +1 Sword and Sesshoumaru's Situational Sword are neutralised during the fight culminating in Sesshoumaru being Impaled with Extreme Prejudice through the heart. At that point, Sesshoumaru gets so angry that he pulls a sword right out of his very soul, his true power given physical, weaponised form. Bakusaiga is immediately lampshaded as being something Naraku doesn't stand a chance against and Naraku therefore has to kidnap Rin and trap her inside his body for the rest of the story to ensure Bakusaiga can't end the story with a single swing.
05:29:18 PM Sep 7th 2014
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Well, the reason why I thought it was More Than Infinite is because everyone in the story (inside and outside the body) acknowledged that Bakusaiga ended things for Naraku, broke his body apart and was the reason the jewel could be separated from Naraku's body. Even Naraku indicated a couple of times that he could still be physically killed while fused with the jewel, and that did happen. Kagome's power was required to fight the soul, which the swords couldn't do - but even she couldn't do that until Bakusaiga had destroyed the body and jerked loose the jewel. However, I notice the trope is talking about power reaching infinite levels and requiring a power that is even better than that... which I have to admit (having reread the fight) that nobody's power ever reached. Naraku and the jewel were not infinite powers and neither Sesshoumaru nor Kagome had infinite powers. Sesshoumaru's sword (in fact both of them) could do things no other sword in the story could do, but I wouldn't describe either Sesshoumaru or Kagome as overcoming an 'infinite power'. So, I agree to drop the sword from the trope.
05:29:15 PM Aug 24th 2014
For Animated Films, specifically Toy Story, should Buzz Lightyear's catchphrase "To infinity and beyond" be listed, perhaps as this trope being invoked/discussed?