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This is one of the simplest ways of naming a work of fiction. Weapon Title is where the titular arsenal is used in the title.

A subtrope of MacGuffin Title, but one should remember the key element is that the eponymous weapon should be integral on fighting, destroying, or/and defending someone or/and something within the story to count. Since the eponymous weapon can take many forms, it can overlap with other Title Tropes.


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     Anime & Manga 

     Comic Books 

     Films — Animation 
  • Frozen (2013): One of the two protagonists is An Ice Person and uses said powers throughout the film to protect herself from those she views as "threats".
  • Quest for Camelot relead in some countries under the title The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot.

     Films — Live-Action 

  • Death Star refers to the main antagonists' Kill Sat.
  • Dragonlance is named for the titular lances, legendary weapons that are among the only weapons that a mortal can kill a dragon with.
  • The Elric Saga novel Stormbringer, which is about the adventures of Elric of Melnibone as he wields the powerful runesword Stormbringer.
  • Firestarter features a girl with destructive fire powers.
  • Merkabah Rider: The title of the novella "The Infernal Napoleon" actually refers to a demonic cannonnote .
  • Parasite Eve: The titular antagonist has evolved cells which also gave her abilities to manipulate other living creatures' bodily structures.
  • A Storm of Swords refers to the war and chaos that befell the Kingdom of Westeros causing several clashing of swords—both literally and figuratively.
  • The Subtle Knife, which is the second book of the His Dark Materials trilogy.
  • Sword of Truth refers to The Hero's primary arsenal.

     Live-Action Television 

  • "The man in the saddle is angular and long-legged. His skin is sun-dyed brown. The gun in his holster is gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl, its handle unmarked. People call them both The Six Shooter."

     Tabletop Games 
  • Battleship: The game is about maritime combat involving the eponymous ships. Obviously doubles as Vehicle Title.
  • Warhammer refers to the weapon of choice of various characters in the game.

     Video Games 
  • Fire Emblem takes its name from the shield of the same name, also known as the Shield of Seals or Crest of Flames depending on the specific game. Various titles in the series also refer to weapons within the respective series.
  • Halo refers to the seven eponymous ringworlds, which are also superweapons capable of destroying all life in the galaxy.
  • Heavenly Sword refers to the empathic sword wielded by The Hero.
  • Krut: The Mythic Wings have the titular Mythic Wings, a set of legendary ancient silver armor used by the ancient Krut warriors to defeat the stone ogres. You're seeking the armour in order to save your homeland when the stone ogres inevitably returns.
  • The Legend of Dragoon: The Dragoon mode serves as a timed Super Mode to the protagonists, giving them Powered Armors, flight capabilities (except for one member who is naturally capable of flying), weapon upgrades, and basic elemental magic (and Summon Magic if the player is able to max a characters' Dragoon level).
  • Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals's German translation renamed the Dual Blade to Lufiaschwertnote  to give it this sort of title (Lufia & The Fortress of Doom, the only game in the series with the character named Lufia, wasn't released in Europe).
  • Metal Gear refers to the various Humongous Mecha throughout the series. Doubles as Vehicle Title.
  • Parasite Eve: Video Game sequel of the novel of the same name; see Literature above.
  • The Soul Series does this. The first game is titled Soul Edge and is named after a sword with terrible powers. The sequel is titled Soulcalibur which refers to another sword with powers that can counteract Soul Edge.
  • Sniper Elite V2. The "V2" portion refers not only to this game's status as a Continuity Reboot (i.e. "version 2"), but also because the game's plot focuses on the V2 rocket, a Nazi wonder-weapon. Specifically, Karl Fairburne, is ordered by the OSS to: (1) Assassinate key German military officers and scientists willing to sell out to the Soviets in exchange for their knowledge on the weapon; and (2) Destroy any V2 rocket facilities remaining within Germany. Late in the game, Karl even finds out about an Evil Plan by the Soviets to load a single V2 rocket with Tabun, launch it at London to test the lethality of the gas, and promptly blame it on the dying Third Reich.
  • Syphon Filter refers to the biological weapon the antagonists are trying to distribute.
  • X-Kaliber 2097 is the name of the Cool Sword you use to kick absurd amounts of ass throughout the game.


     Western Animation