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* The page image shows the shattered remains of ''Narsil'', the sword that cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand even in its destroyed state, as seen in Elrond's house in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Elrond has the legendary weapon reforged into ''Andúril'' for Aragorn to wield in the final battle against Sauron. Unlike in the books the movies are based on, it serves a crucial role in winning the war by proving the rightfulness of Aragorn's claim to Gondor's throne to the army of ghosts he tries to recruit to his cause, as only the rightful king would be able to command them back into battle. The timing is also changed to reflect the development arc Aragorn has in the movies, where he is initially unsure of reclaiming his throne; he uses a well-made but normal sword and Elrond doesn't deliver Andúril until shortly before Aragorn enters the Dimholt road.

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* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': The page image shows the shattered remains of ''Narsil'', the sword that cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand even in its destroyed state, as seen are kept on display in Elrond's house in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.house. Elrond has the legendary weapon reforged into ''Andúril'' for Aragorn to wield in the final battle against Sauron. Unlike in the books the movies are based on, it serves a crucial role in winning the war by proving the rightfulness of Aragorn's claim to Gondor's throne to the army of ghosts he tries to recruit to his cause, as only the rightful king would be able to command them back into battle. The timing is also changed to reflect the development arc Aragorn has in the movies, where he is initially unsure of reclaiming his throne; he uses a well-made but normal sword and Elrond doesn't deliver Andúril until shortly before Aragorn enters the Dimholt road.


* The page image shows the shattered remains of ''Narsil'', the sword that cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand even in its destroyed state, as seen in Elrond's house in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Elrond has the legendary weapon reforged into ''Andúril'' for Aragorn to wield in the final battle against Sauron. Unlike in the books the movies are based on, it serves a crucial role in winning the war by proving the rightfulness of Aragorn's claim to Gondor's throne to the army of ghosts he tries to recruit to his cause, as only the rightful king would be able to command them back into battle.

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* The page image shows the shattered remains of ''Narsil'', the sword that cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand even in its destroyed state, as seen in Elrond's house in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Elrond has the legendary weapon reforged into ''Andúril'' for Aragorn to wield in the final battle against Sauron. Unlike in the books the movies are based on, it serves a crucial role in winning the war by proving the rightfulness of Aragorn's claim to Gondor's throne to the army of ghosts he tries to recruit to his cause, as only the rightful king would be able to command them back into battle. The timing is also changed to reflect the development arc Aragorn has in the movies, where he is initially unsure of reclaiming his throne; he uses a well-made but normal sword and Elrond doesn't deliver Andúril until shortly before Aragorn enters the Dimholt road.



* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', there was ''Narsil'', sword of Elendil, which was shattered in the Siege of Barad-dûr -- but the hilt-shard cut [[RingOfPower the One Ring]] from the finger of Sauron, thus winning the war. Much later, they were reforged for Aragorn's use and renamed ''Andúril''. He never really DOES much with the sword, but since it serves as a symbol of his status as the Returned King, and since the reforging was part of a series of prophesied events leading up to the final fall of Sauron, it qualifies as a SwordOfPlotAdvancement.
** In the first book, at the moment in Moria when [[spoiler: Frodo has apparently been killed by an orc's spear]] Aragorn uses Andúril to chop through an orc's helmet and skull in one blow. There's even a blinding flash of light when it does.
** It does this again against an Orcish shield wall at Helm's Deep.
** Technically Aragorn does a ''tremendous'' amount of hand-to-hand fighting using Andúril, it's just that his use of it in battle doesn't resolve the plot. It does, however, serve one unique and useful role: [[spoiler:When Aragorn reveals it to Sauron through the palantir, it rankles the Dark Lord to know that the blade which robbed him of his Ring has been reforged. This helps Aragorn in getting Sauron to focus on him and miss Frodo]].
** Note that in the movies, it's reforged much later than in the novels.

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* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', there was ''Narsil'', sword of Elendil, which was shattered in the Siege of Barad-dûr -- but the hilt-shard cut [[RingOfPower the One Ring]] from the finger of Sauron, thus winning the war. Much later, they were reforged for Aragorn's use and renamed ''Andúril''. He never really DOES much with the sword, but since it It serves as a symbol of his status as the Returned King, and since the reforging was part of a series of prophesied events leading up to the final fall of Sauron, it qualifies as a SwordOfPlotAdvancement.
** In the first book, at the moment in Moria when [[spoiler: Frodo has apparently been killed by an orc's spear]]
SwordOfPlotAdvancement. Aragorn uses shows it in the palantir to distract Sauron from Frodo because [[ItsPersonal Sauron recogizes it as the blade that brought him down]]. Other than a few flashes of light and Aragorn being terribly finicky about who gets to handle it, however, Andúril to chop through an orc's helmet and skull sees its most use in one blow. There's even a blinding flash of light when it does.
** It does this again against an Orcish shield wall at Helm's Deep.
** Technically Aragorn does a ''tremendous''
the tremendous amount of hand-to-hand fighting using Andúril, it's just that his use of it in battle doesn't resolve the plot. It does, however, serve one unique and useful role: [[spoiler:When Aragorn reveals it to Sauron through the palantir, it rankles the Dark Lord to know that the blade which robbed him of his Ring has been reforged. This helps Aragorn in getting Sauron to focus on him and miss Frodo]].
** Note that in the movies, it's reforged much later than in the novels.
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* It was common in the past to try to restore swords found in archeological digs to what was thought to be like new condition. Modern archeologists would recoil in horror at this practice.

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* The page image shows the shattered remains of ''Narsil'', the sword that cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand even in its destroyed state, as seen in Elrond's house in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. Elrond has the legendary weapon reforged into ''Andúril'' for Aragorn to wield in the final battle against Sauron. Unlike in the books the movies are based on, it serves a crucial role in winning the war by proving the rightfulness of Aragorn's claim to Gondor's throne to the army of ghosts he tries to recruit to his cause, as only the rightful king would be able to command them back into battle.


** it does this again against a orkish shield wall at helm's deep.

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** it It does this again against a orkish an Orcish shield wall at helm's deep. Helm's Deep.
** Technically Aragorn does a ''tremendous'' amount of hand-to-hand fighting using Andúril, it's just that his use of it in battle doesn't resolve the plot. It does, however, serve one unique and useful role: [[spoiler:When Aragorn reveals it to Sauron through the palantir, it rankles the Dark Lord to know that the blade which robbed him of his Ring has been reforged. This helps Aragorn in getting Sauron to focus on him and miss Frodo]].


* In the first ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' game, it's possible to obtain two powerful swords in the bonus dungeon the Endless Paths Of Caed Nua, the Blade of the Endless Paths and the Whispers of Yenwood. If you import save with the two weapons collected into the sequel ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternityIIDeadfire'', your ship's cupboard will contain the shattered fragments of the swords. The swords were shattered when Eothas awoke in the adra colossus. By taking the fragments to a certain blacksmith in Neketaka, you can have the swords reforged. The blacksmith will also mention that the two swords' fragments seem drawn to each other, and offers to use all of the fragments to forge an entirely new sword. The result is an enormous greatsword, The Whispers of the Endless Paths.

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* In the first ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' game, it's possible to obtain two powerful swords in the bonus dungeon the Endless Paths Of Caed Nua, the Blade of the Endless Paths and the Whispers of Yenwood. If you import save with the two weapons collected into In the sequel ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternityIIDeadfire'', your ship's cupboard will contain the shattered fragments of the swords. The swords were shattered when Eothas awoke in the adra colossus. By taking the fragments to a certain blacksmith in Neketaka, you can have the swords reforged. The blacksmith will also mention that the two swords' fragments seem drawn to each other, and offers to use all of the fragments to forge an entirely new sword. The result is an enormous greatsword, The Whispers of the Endless Paths.


* At the very end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, Harry repairs his own broken phoenix feather wand thanks to the power afforded to him by the Elder Wand after Hermione accidentally damaged it beyond regular repair earlier in the book.

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* At the very end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Harry repairs his own broken phoenix feather wand thanks to the power afforded to him by the Elder Wand after Hermione accidentally damaged it beyond regular repair earlier in the book.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' follows a similar structure in how the Master Sword is forged (being a sequel to it), but uses Master Ore found as a treasure in dungeons. Also, the sword's second upgrade is done by another blacksmith, who was brought out of his DespairEvenHorizon after looking over his [[DualWorld counterpart's]] handiwork.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' follows a similar structure in how the Master Sword is forged (being a sequel to it), but uses Master Ore found as a treasure in dungeons. Also, the sword's second upgrade is done by another blacksmith, who was brought out of his DespairEvenHorizon DespairEventHorizon after looking over his [[DualWorld counterpart's]] handiwork.

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**[[spoiler: Tiger is correct, and the person who had it reforged is fully aware, also. He was being forced to use the compromised sword in a "sword dance" to the death against his greatest rival, in the belief that the handicap would be enough to give his opponent the edge. In the duel, Tiger grabs his opponent's sword instead, forcing his rival to use the reforged blade, and the fight ends with the sword being broken once more.]]


* In ''Literature/SagaOfTheVolsungs'', the smith Regin, with the help of the hero Sigurd, reforges the pieces of Sigurd's father Sigmund's sword into the sword Gram, with which Sigurd will later kill the dragon Fafnir. This is very likely the TropeMaker (note that other versions of the Sigurd legend such as the ''Literature/{{Edda}}s'' or the German ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' don't have this trope). Music/RichardWagner repeated this version in his ''Theatre/RingOfTheNibelung'' cycle of operas, and it was also quite unambiguously the inspiration for Creator/JRRTolkien's use of the trope.

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* In ''Literature/SagaOfTheVolsungs'', ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheVolsungs'', the smith Regin, with the help of the hero Sigurd, reforges the pieces of Sigurd's father Sigmund's sword into the sword Gram, with which Sigurd will later kill the dragon Fafnir. This is very likely the TropeMaker (note that other versions of the Sigurd legend such as the ''Literature/{{Edda}}s'' or the German ''Literature/{{Nibelungenlied}}'' don't have this trope). Music/RichardWagner repeated this version in his ''Theatre/RingOfTheNibelung'' cycle of operas, and it was also quite unambiguously the inspiration for Creator/JRRTolkien's use of the trope.



* In [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner]]'s ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'', episode III (Day II), Siegfried reforges Nothung by grinding the original sword into metal filings, melting it down, and casting it anew. This is, of course, based on the Sigurd legend as told in ''Literature/VolsungaSaga''.

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* In [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner]]'s ''Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung'', episode III (Day II), Siegfried reforges Nothung by grinding the original sword into metal filings, melting it down, and casting it anew. This is, of course, based on the Sigurd legend as told in ''Literature/VolsungaSaga''.''Literature/TheSagaOfTheVolsungs''.

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*At the very end of ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows, Harry repairs his own broken phoenix feather wand thanks to the power afforded to him by the Elder Wand after Hermione accidentally damaged it beyond regular repair earlier in the book.


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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' follows a similar structure in how the Master Sword is forged (being a sequel to it), but uses Master Ore found as a treasure in dungeons. Also, the sword's second upgrade is done by another blacksmith, who was brought out of his DespairEvenHorizon after looking over his [[DualWorld counterpart's]] handiwork.

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* In ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder,'' Sigurd appears with his sword Gram. Much like in his original story, Gram was shattered by Odin's Gungnir and had to be reforged. This also serves as a convenient explanation for its radical redesign from a less ornate version of Caliburn to a glowing {{BFS}} that separates into short swords and daggers that [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Sigurd punches into his foes]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'', Talion keeps the remains of his son's broken sword as both a TragicKeepsake and a makeshift dagger. Over the course of the game it's reformed into a proper dagger.

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** In ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', there is a blacksmith who can reforge the Kokiri Sword into the Razor Sword. However, this upgrade is temporary (the sword reverts back after 100 strikes or if Link goes back in time). But if Link offers Gold Dust to the blacksmith, he can reforge the Razor Sword into the stronger and longer Gilded Sword. This upgrade is permanent and even survives time travel.


* A recycling variant appears in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', where the longsword "Oathkeeper" that was given to Brienne of Tarth is [[spoiler:one of two swords forged from the [[LostTechnology Valyrian Steel]] left by melting down [[AncestralWeapon Eddard Stark's greatsword Ice]].]]

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* A recycling variant appears in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', where the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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longsword "Oathkeeper" that was given to Brienne of Tarth is [[spoiler:one of two swords forged from the [[LostTechnology Valyrian Steel]] left by melting down [[AncestralWeapon Eddard Stark's greatsword Ice]].]]]]
** "Widow's Wail" is the second Valyrian Steel sword [[spoiler:forged from Ice.]]
** House Mormont's Valyrian Steel sword Longclaw lost its original silver bear head pommel (along with the crossguard and hilt being burned) when Jon Snow set a fire to save Jeor Mormont from a wight attack. When Jeor finds Longclaw's blade, he has it reforged, but with a wolf's head pommel made of pale stone with chips of garnet for eyes since Jeor decided to give the sword to Jon (Jon's bonded direwolf Ghost is an albino with white fur and red eyes).

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** Felo'melorn, or "Flamestrike", the Artifact weapon for [[PlayingWithFire Fire Mages]], was shattered by Frostmourne when Arthas killed the Blood Elves' king, Anasterian Sunstrider. Anasterian's son [[TheEvilPrince Kael'thas Sunstrider]] had the blade reforged even stronger than it was before.

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