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* Befitting the religious and pious themes in ''VideoGame/{{Blasphemous}}'', the Penitent One's weapon is a sword designed for self-punishment. The grip is a religious statue held upside down and covered in stone barbs that constantly pierce into the wielder's hands. The crossguard is jagged and uncomfortable. The blade itself isn't too weird, except the barbs continue about halfway up the edge. The coiling thorns mirror the Penitent One's [[https://i.imgur.com/kyDWwqf.gif distinctive helmet]]

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* Ein's sword, the [[Myth/NorseMythology Einherjar]], in ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' is bright yellow, bends backwards above the crossguard just to move back forward, and has an edge like a cleaver. [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deptheaven/images/1/15/Ein.JPG/revision/latest?cb=20130325001159 It evokes feelings of a lightning bolt]]. Additionally, it cannot be [[BreakableWeapons broken]], but can only be effectively used by Ein himself.


* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has the [[LaserBlade energy sword]] and its two blades, emanating from the handle in a way that would be decidedly impractical if they were physical blades. Special mention goes to it for being both really odd ''and'' extremely well-designed to take advantage of its weightlessness in sword combat; plenty of edges designed to catch an opponent's blade while also protecting the hand. Justified to an extent, in that the sword was designed with sangheili physiology in mind, a species lacking middle fingers and possessing a second thumb in place of a pinky.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series has the [[LaserBlade energy sword]] and its two blades, emanating from the handle in a way that would be decidedly impractical if they were physical blades. Special mention goes to it for being both really odd ''and'' extremely well-designed to take advantage of its weightlessness in sword combat; plenty of edges designed to catch an opponent's blade while also protecting the hand. Justified to an extent, in that the sword was designed with sangheili the physiology of the Sangheili/Elites in mind, a species lacking middle fingers and possessing a second thumb in place of a pinky.with symmetrical, two-thumbed hands.


[[CoolSword Swords are cool.]] [[HeroesPreferSwords That's why heroes prefer them.]] But for some authors, it seems that a plain old blade is still not quite cool enough. They need to invent their own special blade. So screw functionality and ergonomics! They will design swords with the weirdest shape possible, as long as it looks [[RuleOfCool cool]]. The odd shape won't have any practical purpose other than looking special, when it isn't outright AwesomeButImpractical… [[ImplausibleFencingPowers not that it will prevent the wielder from fighting perfectly with it]].

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[[CoolSword Swords are cool.]] [[HeroesPreferSwords That's why heroes prefer them.]] But for some authors, it seems that a plain old sword with a plain, straight blade, a curved [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] or [[SinisterScimitar scimitar]], or some other exotically functional real blade like the wavy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris kris]] is still not quite cool enough. They need to invent their own special blade. So screw functionality and ergonomics! They will design swords with the weirdest shape possible, as long as it looks [[RuleOfCool cool]]. The odd shape won't have any practical purpose other than looking special, when it isn't outright AwesomeButImpractical… [[ImplausibleFencingPowers not that it will prevent the wielder from fighting perfectly with it]].


* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' has several weapons the Prince can pick up, including his main sword, which tend to have unusual designs such as the Spider Sword (A broadsword with a wide, fan-shaped tip), the Snake Sword (the handle is shaped like a twisting snake and the blade is wavy) or the Scorpion Sword (a massive, cutlass-like sword with edges and spikes over it). [[BigBad The Emperess of Time]] dual-wields swords with plain hooked falx-like blades coupled with an incredibly developed handle which can protect her forearms and a handle positioned so that the swords become, essentially, a set of BladeBelowTheShoulder.

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* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' has several weapons the Prince can pick up, including his main sword, which tend to have unusual designs such as the Spider Sword (A broadsword with a wide, fan-shaped tip), the Snake Sword (the handle is shaped like a twisting snake and the blade is wavy) or the Scorpion Sword (a massive, cutlass-like sword with edges and spikes over it). [[BigBad The Emperess of Time]] dual-wields swords with plain hooked falx-like blades coupled with an incredibly developed handle which can protect her forearms and a handle positioned so that the swords become, essentially, a set of BladeBelowTheShoulder. [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/princeofpersia/images/6/68/KaileenaSword%28WW%29.png/revision/latest?cb=20181101205054&path-prefix=en They look like this.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'' has several weapons the Prince can pick up, including his main sword, which tend to have unusual designs such as the Spider Sword (A broadsword with a wide, fan-shaped tip), the Snake Sword (the handle is shaped like a twisting snake and the blade is wavy) or the Scorpion Sword (a massive, cutlass-like sword with edges and spikes over it). [[BigBad The Emperess of Time]] dual-wields swords with plain hooked falx-like blades coupled with an incredibly developed handle which can protect her forearms and a handle positioned so that the swords become, essentially, a set of BladeBelowTheShoulder.


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* ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' has a big dumb-looking sword with a lightning-bolt blade. [[http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/tsw/tsw009.jpg Behold!]] ("The ultimate weapon: the painted-wood saw-blade"). Even in-universe it's completely useless to the BareFistedMonk hero, who reforges it into gauntlets.

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* ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' has a big dumb-looking sword with a lightning-bolt blade. [[http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/tsw/tsw009.jpg Behold!]] ("The ultimate weapon: the painted-wood saw-blade"). Even in-universe it's completely useless to the BareFistedMonk hero, who reforges it into gauntlets.
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* ''Film/TheManWhoSavesTheWorld'' has a big dumb-looking sword with a lightning-bolt blade. [[http://www.nanarland.com/Chroniques/tsw/tsw009.jpg Behold!]] ("The ultimate weapon: the painted-wood saw-blade"). Even in-universe it's completely useless to the BareFistedMonk hero, who reforges it into gauntlets.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius "The Brain of Morbius"]], the Sisterhood of Karn threaten the 4th Doctor with impractical-looking flame-shaped daggers.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and ''Franchise/SuperSentai'':
** The Shark Sword from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
** The Sword of Demons was an oddly shaped scimitar given to the Dragon Ranger in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''. This would be translated to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' as the Sword of Darkness, but both served the same purpose - odd, yet cool looking blade.



* The Shark Sword from ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''.
* The Sword of Demons was an oddly shaped scimitar given to the Dragon Ranger in ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger''. This would be translated to ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' as the Sword of Darkness, but both served the same purpose - odd, yet cool looking blade.
* The Sisterhood of Karn in [[Series/DoctorWho Brain of Morbius]] threaten the 4th Doctor with impractical looking flame shaped daggers.



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* Don Quixote's sword in ''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha'' -- it ends in an impressive spherical helix, though it is ''rather'' second-hand.
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* Don Quixote's sword in ''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha'' -- it ends in an impressive spherical helix, though it is ''rather'' second-hand.
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* The titular magiswords from ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' are all weirdly shaped, with their shape implying what kind of power they have (i.e., the pencil magisword is shaped like a pencil and is used like one).



* The titular magiswords from ''WesternAnimation/MightyMagiswords'' are all weirdly shaped, with their shape implying what kind of power they have (i.e., the pencil magisword is shaped like a pencil and is used like one).



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[[CoolSword Swords are cool.]] [[HeroesPreferSwords That's why heroes prefer them.]] But for some authors, it seems that a sword with a plain, straight blade, a curved [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] or [[SinisterScimitar scimitar]], or some other exotically functional real blade like the wavy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris kris]] is still not quite cool enough. They need to invent their own special blade. So screw functionality and ergonomics! They will design swords with the weirdest shape possible, as long as it looks [[RuleOfCool cool]]. The odd shape won't have any practical purpose other than looking special, when it isn't outright AwesomeButImpractical… [[ImplausibleFencingPowers not that it will prevent the wielder from fighting perfectly with it]].

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[[CoolSword Swords are cool.]] [[HeroesPreferSwords That's why heroes prefer them.]] But for some authors, it seems that a sword with a plain, straight blade, a curved [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] or [[SinisterScimitar scimitar]], or some other exotically functional real plain old blade like the wavy [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris kris]] is still not quite cool enough. They need to invent their own special blade. So screw functionality and ergonomics! They will design swords with the weirdest shape possible, as long as it looks [[RuleOfCool cool]]. The odd shape won't have any practical purpose other than looking special, when it isn't outright AwesomeButImpractical… [[ImplausibleFencingPowers not that it will prevent the wielder from fighting perfectly with it]].


* Any flamberge-type sword, from the aforementioned kris to several variations of the [[{{BFS}} Landsknecht Zweihander]], will basically be this, with their undulating, flame-like blades; however, there's a bit of a functional element to it in that flamberge swords tend to make it unpleasant for opponents trying to slide down the edge of your sword.

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* Any flamberge-type sword, from the aforementioned kris to several variations of the [[{{BFS}} Landsknecht Zweihander]], will basically be this, with their undulating, flame-like blades; however, there's a bit of a functional element to it in that flamberge swords tend to make it unpleasant for opponents trying to slide down the edge of your sword.


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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles'' gives us the Monado, a sword with a design that's almost cleaver-like, with the hilt and grip at the rear of the blade with the edge actually several inches forward of the grip, and a circular hollow within said blade to boot.


* ''Beet the Vandel Buster'' gives us [[ImprobableWeaponUser Zenon]] who wields the deceptively named [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/fwsv0k.jpg Excellion Blade]], which despite the name actually has multible blade'''s''', plural.

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* ''Beet the Vandel Buster'' ''Manga/BeetTheVandelBuster'' gives us [[ImprobableWeaponUser Zenon]] who wields the deceptively named [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/fwsv0k.jpg Excellion Blade]], which despite the name actually has multible blade'''s''', plural.


** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' has the Goron greatswords such as the Cobble Crusher. They are blunt crushing weapons rather than slicing weapons, they get progressively wider approaching the point, and said "point" is typically covered in a heavy adornment that further shifts its center weight to make it better suited for smashing blows. Also, the swords the [[BirdPeople Rito]] use have a hollow space where the fuller would be to make them lighter. Additionally, the [[LizardFolk Lizalfos]] may wield boomerang-type weapons that can have as many as [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Lizal_Tri-Boomerang three blades]], making it look like a cross between a boomerang, a kukri and a shuriken.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' has the Goron greatswords such as the Cobble Crusher. They are blunt crushing weapons rather than slicing weapons, they get progressively wider approaching the point, and said "point" is typically covered in a heavy adornment that further shifts its center weight to make it better suited for smashing blows. Also, the swords the [[BirdPeople Rito]] use have a hollow space where the fuller would be to make them lighter. Additionally, the [[LizardFolk Lizalfos]] may wield boomerang-type weapons that can have as many as [[http://zelda.wikia.com/wiki/Lizal_Tri-Boomerang three blades]], making it look like a cross between a boomerang, a kukri and a shuriken.shuriken (and taking heavy inspiration from the African mambele knife).

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