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Basic Trope: When falling, a blade will always land point end in.

  • Straight: A sword falls out of the sky, hits the ground at a perfect 90 degree angle point first, and sticks.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Multiple swords fall from the sky, all sticking in the ground point first at the same angle.
    • Alice drops a sword while holding it straight up. It lands sticking out of the ground, point first.
  • Downplayed: The sword is thrown and ends up landing in the ground with the point buried but at an acute angle from the ground.
  • Justified:
    • The blade is a weapon designed to land point first, like a dart is.
    • The blade was straight, not spinning, when it landed, making that much more certain the blade lands the right way.
  • Inverted:
    • A throwing weapon always lands hilt first.
    • Swords never land point end in even in circumstances when they should.
  • Subverted: A sword falls end over end, but clatters to the ground on its side.
  • Double Subverted: ...and hits the ground point first and sticks in on the second bounce.
  • Parodied:
    • A really ridiculous object, such as a staff, snaps to the ground point first like it was magnetized.
    • When swords are set down, they stab themselves into whatever they were set on.
    • Alice throws a dagger at Emperor Evulz's face, only for it to hit him pommel-end first. It broke his nose on impact, however, causing him to clutch his face and make a big deal out of it.
  • Zig Zagged:
    • The sword clatters on the ground, sticks upright on the bounce for a moment, then falls over.
    • Variable results for each throw.
  • Averted: All swords land realistically.
  • Enforced: It's done for dramatic effect
  • Lampshaded: A character, when asked, shrugs and says: "Swords seem to do that a lot".
  • Invoked: Alice runs by where her sword is about to land, knowing it will land point down and can be drawn when she passes by.
  • Exploited: Bob can't get close enough to an enemy to attack and doesn't have a ranged weapon, so he throws hs sword knowing it'll be able to stab the enemy.
  • Defied:
    • Bob intercepts the fall as Alice's sword flies by to prevent it from hitting the ground.
    • Bob angrily kicks the sword down flat after it lands perfectly stuck into the ground.
  • Discussed: "If this is an adventure story, then supposedly when I throw this sword it will stick over there and quiver dramatically".
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  • Conversed: "Ever notice how swords always land dramatically point down in this heroic fantasy stuff?"
  • Deconstructed: Swords are damaged and dulled by stabbing into the ground.
  • Reconstructed:
    • The main character gets a new, sharper sword to replace the old one.
    • The main character can get away with it because his sword is made of a magically hard metal.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • The sword lands point down on someone's foot.
    • The sword lands point down in thin air. Not in the ground. Thin air.
    • No matter what, its completely impossible for any character to drop a sword with anything but the point down.
    • Tying two swords together results in them hovering in midair, unable to decide which direction to fall (somewhat like the cat "paradox").
  • Played For Drama:
    • The sword lands point down on an innocent bystander and kills them.
    • The sword spikes Lord Evulz in the top of the head in the Grand Finale, thus ending the conflict.

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