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* in ''Fanfic/TheRiseOfDarthVulcan'', DV's weapon of choice is a broadsword with a blade the size of a coffee table.


* Shardblades in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' normally fit; the ones described in detail are about 6 feet long. They are also effectively weightless, even ignoring the fact that they are usually wielded by people in {{Magitek}} PoweredArmor. They sever the soul of anything with a single touch, so these days the [=BFSness=] is mostly for [[RuleOfCool show]], although the increased reach probably helps too. The oversized blades were much more practical when they were originally created, since they were made primarily to fight monsters the size of small buildings. Creator/BrandonSanderson has confirmed that he was deliberately invoking (and justifying) this trope. {{BFS}}s being a staple of the fantasy literature he grew up with, he decided to make a world where such weapons were actually practical--and then answer the question of [[TheLegionsOfHell what sort of enemy]] was so terrible it needed weapons like this to fight...
** Later books reveal that the Shardblades are actually [[spoiler:the spren - or corpses of spren - who were bonded to the ancient Knights Radiant, and a spren in blade form in the hands of their Knight can transform into various weapons, including daggers, staves, or spears. This shapechanging explains just how a Shardblade can be so ridiculously large.]]

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* Shardblades in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' normally fit; the ones described in detail are about 6 feet long. They are also effectively weightless, incredibly light, even ignoring the fact that they are usually wielded by people in {{Magitek}} PoweredArmor. They can be [[{{Hammerspace}} summoned and dismissed]] at will, and sever the soul of anything with a single touch, so these days from the body without actually damaging the flesh, as well as effortlessly cutting through almost any inorganic material. The [=BFSness=] is mostly for [[RuleOfCool show]], although the increased reach probably helps too. when your weapon can kill a whole crown in one swing as well. The oversized blades were much more practical necessary when they were originally created, since they were made primarily to fight monsters made of stone roughly the size of small buildings. Creator/BrandonSanderson has confirmed that he was deliberately invoking (and justifying) this trope. {{BFS}}s being a staple of the fantasy literature he grew up with, he decided to make a world where such weapons were actually practical--and then answer the question of [[TheLegionsOfHell what sort of enemy]] was so terrible it needed weapons like this to fight...
** Later books reveal that the Shardblades are actually [[spoiler:the spren - or corpses of spren - who were bonded to the ancient Knights Radiant, and a spren in blade form in the hands of their Knight can transform into various weapons, including daggers, staves, or spears. This shapechanging explains just how a Shardblade can spears as the Knight needs. Their shape as Swords does seem to be so ridiculously large.the default, however.]]

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* ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1987'': When ComicBook/{{Artemis}} returns as a demon hunter she's weilding a massive sword that with a blade that is at ''least'' five feet long. She's still carrying a bow as well, but it is no longer her primary weapon.


* A giftwrapped {{BFS}} in this ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=1034 strip.]]

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* A giftwrapped {{BFS}} in this ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' [[http://www.misfile.com/index.php?page=1034 com/misfile/2008-07-15 strip.]]


* WebVideo/Smosh deconstructs this in their ''[[RealityEnsues If It Were Real]]'' series, where [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's Buster Sword]] is shown to be too heavy to use.

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* WebVideo/Smosh WebVideo/{{Smosh}} deconstructs this in their ''[[RealityEnsues If It Were Real]]'' series, where [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's Buster Sword]] is shown to be too heavy to use.

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* WebVideo/Smosh deconstructs this in their ''[[RealityEnsues If It Were Real]]'' series, where [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's Buster Sword]] is shown to be too heavy to use.


** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has Epyon, the EvilCounterpart to the main character's Wing Zero. While Zero wields a WaveMotionGun {{BFG}}, Epyon has a beam sword powered by a direct connection to its nuclear fusion reactor, meaning its size can grow to incredible lengths. This can be seen in one episode where Epyon's pilot extends the sword to incredible size and uses it to slice through the colony-sized space fortress Barge. To put that into perspective, Barge is a giant cylindrical fortress about 8,000 meters long, and Epyon cuts it length-wise.

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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' has Epyon, the EvilCounterpart to the main character's Wing Zero. While Zero wields a WaveMotionGun {{BFG}}, Epyon has a beam sword powered by a direct connection to its nuclear fusion reactor, meaning its size can grow to incredible lengths. This can be seen in one episode where Epyon's pilot extends the sword to incredible size and uses it to slice through the colony-sized space fortress Barge. Barge length-wise. To put that into perspective, Barge is a giant cylindrical fortress about 8,000 meters long, and Epyon cuts it length-wise.long.


* See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un1M7xbCCIs here]] for a man using, or rather ''attempting'' to use, a real-life replica of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's buster sword]] that he made himself, which weighs 20.9kg or 46 lbs. As a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-manliest-images-on-the-internet/ noted]], the victor in this case is neither the pallet nor the smith wielding the sword, but rather the laws of gravity and physics which make such a weapon absurd in the first place. It cannot even be properly swung: He has to lift it up and let it drop down on the target under its own weight. At least he deserves major points for effort. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNc7kHADtUw He later got a strongman]] to attempt to swing it. He's still only able to strike the wooden pallet by letting the blade fall. The original smith [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGkcgGf2Fzw revisited the video]] seven years later.

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* See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un1M7xbCCIs here]] for a man using, or rather ''attempting'' to use, a real-life replica of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's buster sword]] that he made himself, which weighs 20.9kg or 46 lbs. As a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-manliest-images-on-the-internet/ noted]], the victor in this case is neither the pallet nor the smith wielding the sword, but rather the laws of gravity and physics which make such a weapon absurd in the first place. It cannot even be properly swung: He has to lift it up and let it drop down on the target under its own weight. At least he deserves major points for effort. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNc7kHADtUw He later got a strongman]] to attempt to swing it. He's still it, and even he's only able to strike the wooden pallet by letting the blade fall. The original smith [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGkcgGf2Fzw revisited the video]] seven years later.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9P8orwOsJ-GqW5GaB-fEA Pretty Hate Machining]] made a 123 lb. Buster Sword out of inch-thick AR500 steel. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k5SauImw9I As seen here]], two-time World's Strongest Man finalist Robert Oberst needed help to lift it onto his shoulder, and could only drop it rather than swing it.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9P8orwOsJ-GqW5GaB-fEA Pretty Hate Machining]] made a 123 lb. Buster Sword out of inch-thick AR500 [=AR500=] steel. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k5SauImw9I As seen here]], two-time World's Strongest Man WorldsStrongestMan finalist Robert Oberst needed help to lift it onto his shoulder, and could only drop it rather than swing it.


** In "Kung Food", a character [[MindControl mind controlled]] by the food-themed [[MonsterOfTheWeek vilain of the week]] use a big sword made of various sea-food.

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** In "Kung Food", a character [[MindControl mind controlled]] by the food-themed [[MonsterOfTheWeek vilain of the week]] use uses a big sword made of various sea-food.sea-food. Kung Food also uses a big sword made of pizza, which is similar in appearance to Cloud's Buster Sword only it's much bigger.


** Antibug's sword returns in "Sandboy", when Chat Noir's [[WhatDoTheyFearEpisode worst nightmare]] turns out to be an evil Ladybug who hates him. She summons the sword again, and Ladybug is able to use a piece of it to disable Sandboy.
** It then makes a third appearance in "Chrismaster" when the titular villain brings a toy of Ladybug to life.
** And a fourth appearance in "Miraculer" when the titular villain steals Ladybug's Lucky Charm power.

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** Antibug's sword returns in In "Sandboy", when Chat Noir's [[WhatDoTheyFearEpisode worst nightmare]] turns out to be an evil Ladybug who hates him. She summons the a sword again, via Lucky Charm, and Ladybug is able to use a piece of it to disable Sandboy.
Sandboy. It should be noted however that the sword Nightmare Ladybug summoned has a vastly different appearance from Antibug's sword.
** It Nightmare Ladybug's sword then makes a third second appearance in "Chrismaster" when the titular villain brings a toy of Ladybug to life.
** And a fourth third appearance in "Miraculer" when the titular villain steals Ladybug's Lucky Charm power.


** It then makes a third appearance in "Chrismaster" when the titular villain brings a toy of Ladybug to life which then proceeds to summon the sword once again.
** It then makes a fourth appearance in "Miraculer" when the titular villain steals Ladybug's Lucky Charm power.

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** It then makes a third appearance in "Chrismaster" when the titular villain brings a toy of Ladybug to life which then proceeds to summon the sword once again.
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** It then makes And a fourth appearance in "Miraculer" when the titular villain steals Ladybug's Lucky Charm power.

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** It then makes a third appearance in "Chrismaster" when the titular villain brings a toy of Ladybug to life which then proceeds to summon the sword once again.
** It then makes a fourth appearance in "Miraculer" when the titular villain steals Ladybug's Lucky Charm power.


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* [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_9P8orwOsJ-GqW5GaB-fEA Pretty Hate Machining]] made a 123 lb. Buster Sword out of inch-thick AR500 steel. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k5SauImw9I As seen here]], two-time World's Strongest Man finalist Robert Oberst needed help to lift it onto his shoulder, and could only drop it rather than swing it.


* John Brown, the famous, and somewhat notorious Abolitionist who conducted the famous raid against the town of Harper's Ferry during the American Civil War, was apparently wanted for a series of previous murders in his home state of Kansas. He apparently hacked several people to death with a broadsword.


* See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un1M7xbCCIs here]] for a man using, or rather ''attempting'' to use, a real-life replica of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's buster sword]] that he made himself, which weighs 20.9kg or 46 lbs. As a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-manliest-images-on-the-internet/ noted]], the victor in this case is neither the pallet nor the smith wielding the sword, but rather the laws of gravity and physics which make such a weapon absurd in the first place. It cannot even be properly swung: He has to lift it up and let it drop down on the target under its own weight. At least he deserves major points for effort.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNc7kHADtUw This video]] features a strongman attempting to swing a 54 lb. sword. He's still only able to strike the wooden pallet by letting the blade fall. The original smith [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGkcgGf2Fzw revisited the video]] seven years later.

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* See [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un1M7xbCCIs here]] for a man using, or rather ''attempting'' to use, a real-life replica of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's buster sword]] that he made himself, which weighs 20.9kg or 46 lbs. As a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-8-manliest-images-on-the-internet/ noted]], the victor in this case is neither the pallet nor the smith wielding the sword, but rather the laws of gravity and physics which make such a weapon absurd in the first place. It cannot even be properly swung: He has to lift it up and let it drop down on the target under its own weight. At least he deserves major points for effort.
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