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"The sword is a simple tool, but in the hands of a master it becomes the most versatile of weapons. And just as the imagination is limitless, so too are the possibilities of the sword."
― Piandao (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
"Without subtlety, a sword is but an iron bar."
― Dracule Mihawk on Yoru (One Piece)

The ability to be highly proficient in the way of the sword. Variation of Weapon Proficiency.

Also Called

  • Enhanced Swordplay
  • Master Swordsmanship/Swordplay
  • Supreme Swordsmanship/Swordplay
  • Sword Mastery
  • The Way of The Sword

Capabilities

Users are able to demonstrate a natural aptitude for the ways of the sword, including anything sword-shaped such as fictional swords. They are able to wield a sword with incredible proficiency in speed, power, and skill, allowing them to perform feats such as stopping and deflecting bullets, decimating large objects or areas, cutting through solid material such as steel, and even hold back their strength to deal damage to their foes without killing them.

The user is able to operate with little or no effort, deliver skillful strikes to weak points with great precision and cut only and exactly what they want. This ability also allows them to become naturally skilled with multiple swords or any bladed weapon regardless of shape or size to suit their needs in combat. Their remarkably fast weapon control may allow them to bypass obstacles in order to cut their intended target.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • Slicing through solid objects (Bricks, Metals, Lava etc.) would destroy most conventional weaponry (non-enchanted steel weapons, etc.)
  • User may be heavily reliant on sword-based combat and can be vulnerable if their swords are destroyed or taken away.
  • May be limited to close range combat, which can have difficulty against opponents that can fight at a distance.

Known Users

See Also: Implausible Fencing Powers.

Comics/Cartoons

  • Finn (Adventure Time)
  • Amadeus Prower (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Antoine D'Coolette (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Mecha Sally (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sally Acorn (Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Master Piandao (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Japan (Axis Powers Hetalia)
  • Vilgax (Ben 10)
  • Ulrich Stern (CODE: LYOKO)
  • William Dunbar (CODE: LYOKO)
  • Elise (Dan Vs.)
  • Batman (DC Comics)
  • Damian Wayne (DC Comics)
  • Deathstroke (DC Comics)
  • Dick Grayson (DC Comics)
  • Jason Todd (DC Comics)
  • Katana (DC Comics)
  • Ra's al Ghul (DC Comics)
  • Ravager (DC Comics)
  • Reign (Worldkillers) (DC Comics)
  • Tim Drake (DC Comics)
  • Agent Six (Generator Rex)
  • Rex Salazar (Generator Rex)
  • Cubbi Gummi (The Adventures of the Gummi Bears)
  • Rex (Jurassic Strike Force 5)
  • Ace Bunny (Loonatics Unleashed)
  • Blade (Marvel Comics)
  • Deadpool (Marvel Comics)
  • Silver Samurai (Marvel Comics)
  • Swordsman (Marvel Comics)
  • Magik/Illyana Rasputina (Marvel Comics)
  • He-Man (Masters of the Universe)
  • Adrien Agreste (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Armand D'Argencourt/Darkblade (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir)
  • Jack (Samurai Jack)
  • The Scotsman (Samurai Jack)
  • The Daughters of Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • Star Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Marco Diaz (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Queen Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Toffee (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • Rose Quartz (Steven Universe)
  • Connie Maheswaran (Steven Universe)
  • Stevonnie (Steven Universe)
  • Holo-Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Karai (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Hot Shot (Transformers Armada)
  • Megatron (Transformers Unicron Trilogy)
  • Durza (Super/Lette)
  • Yang (Yin Yang Yo!)

Anime/Manga

  • Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Afro Samurai (Afro Samurai)
  • Akame (Akame ga Kill)
  • Esdeath (Akame ga Kill)
  • Kurome (Akame ga Kill)
  • Tatsumi (Akame ga Kill)
  • Chitaru Namatame (Akuma no Riddle/Riddle Story of Devil)
  • Otoya Takechi (Akuma no Riddle/Riddle Story of Devil)
  • Arshes Nei (Bastard!!)
  • Dark Schneider (Bastard!!)
  • Ninja Master Gara (Bastard!!)
  • Casca (Berserk)
  • Griffith (Berserk)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Creed Diskenth (Black Cat)
  • Sephiria Arks (Black Cat)
  • Black Gold Saw (Black★Rock Shooter)
  • Chariot (Black★Rock Shooter)
  • All Swordsmen (Blade of the Immortal)
  • Almost all characters (Bleach)
    • Arrancar
    • Shinigami
    • Visored
  • Diva (Blood+)
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Saya Kisaragi (Blood-C)
  • Mary Kikakujō (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Rin Onigawara (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Satori Tamaba (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Tsukuyo Inaba (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Warabi Hanasaka (Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism)
  • Rika Sasaki (Cardcaptor Sakura); via The Sword card
  • Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Ikki Kurogane (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
  • Ichijou Aoi (Choujin Koukousei-tachi wa Isekai demo Yoyuu de Ikinuku you desu!)
  • Layfon "Wolfstein" Alseif (Chrome Shelled Regios)
  • The One Being Sought (Code: Breaker)
  • Ogami Rei (Code: Breaker)
  • Shibuya (Code: Breaker)
  • The Black Swordsman (Comedy)
  • Yuu Kanda (D Gray Man)
  • Aiz Wallenstein (DanMachi)
  • Bell Cranel (DanMachi)
  • Tohka Yatogami (Date A Live)
  • Ash Blake (Dragonar Academy/Seikoku no Dragonar)
  • Veronica Lautreamont (Dragonar Academy/Seikoku no Dragonar)
  • Mirabel Lautreamont (Dragonar Academy/Seikoku no Dragonar)
  • Gohan (Dragon Ball series)
  • Future Trunks (Dragon Ball series)
  • Yajirobe (Dragon Ball series)
  • Tapion (Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon)
  • Dimaria Yesta (Fairy Tail)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Freed Justine (Fairy Tail)
  • Hiroshi (Fairy Tail)
  • Ikaruga (Fairy Tail)
  • Imitatia (Fairy Tail)
  • Kagura Mikazuchi (Fairy Tail)
  • Gray Fullbuster (Fairy Tail)
  • Pantherlily (Fairy Tail)
  • Sugarboy (Fairy Tail)
  • Yomazu (Fairy Tail)
  • King Bradley/Wrath (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Ling Yao (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
  • Hajime Obi (Gintama)
  • Nobume Imai (Gintama)
  • Shinsuke Takasugi (Gintama)
  • Sougo Okita (Gintama)
  • Saeko Busujima (Highschool Of The Dead)
  • Inuyasha (Inuyasha)
  • Sesshōmaru (Inuyasha)
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure); via Silver Chariot
  • Chaka & Anubis (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Kaguro (Kekkaishi)
  • Shin (Kingdom)
  • Ryūko Matoi (Kill La Kill)
  • Satsuki Kiryūin (Kill La Kill)
  • Tusk (Killer Instinct)
  • Ferris Eris (Legend of the Legendary Heroes)
  • Goemon Ishikawa XIII (Lupin III)
  • Tail Red (Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu)
  • Alibaba Saluja (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Sharrkan (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Rolan (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Emokis (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Various Mobile Suit Pilots (Mobile Suit Gundam franchise)
  • Centorea Shianus (Monster Musume)
  • Kenjutsu Ninjas (Naruto)
  • Samurai (Naruto)
  • Amande (One Piece)
  • Brook (One Piece); fencing specialist
  • Cavendish (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Cracker (One Piece)
  • Charlotte Linlin (One Piece)
  • Diamante (One Piece)
  • Dracule Mihawk (One Piece)
  • Fujitora/Issho (One Piece)
  • Hatchan (One Piece)
  • Hyouzou (One Piece)
  • Jack (One Piece)
  • Kaku (One Piece)
  • Kin'emon (One Piece)
  • Kyros (One Piece)
  • Roronoa Zoro (One Piece)
  • Ryuma (One Piece)
  • Shanks (One Piece)
  • Shiki (One Piece)
  • Shiliew (One Piece)
  • Tashigi (One Piece)
  • Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece)
  • Vista (One Piece)
  • Atomic Samurai (OnePunch-Man)
  • Speed of Sound Sonic (OnePunch-Man)
  • "Twilight" Suzuka (Outlaw Star)
  • Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Kinnii (Ranma 1/2)
  • Haru Glory (Rave Master)
  • Lucia Raregroove (Rave Master)
  • Ryoko Mitsurugi (Real Bout High School)
  • Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X)
  • Samurai (Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X)
  • Shishio Makoto (Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X)
  • Mugen (Samurai Champloo)
  • Jin (Samurai Champloo)
  • Shana (Shakugan No Shana)
  • Yoh Asakura (Shaman King)
  • Ikuto Tsukiyomi (Shugo Chara!); as Seven Seas Treasure
  • Kairi Sanjo (Shugo Chara!); in Character Change and as Samurai Soul
  • Tadase Hotori (Shugo Chara!); as Platinum Royale
  • Kazehaya Kamito (Spirit Elementalist's Blade Dance)
  • Yuuki Asuna (Sword Art Online)
  • Tenchi Masaki (Tenchi Muyo!)
  • Yosho/Katsuhito Masaki (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki/Tenchi Universe)
  • Achika Masaki (Tenchi Muyo! in Love)
  • Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  • Asuna (Sword Art Online)
  • Yui (Sword Art Online)
  • Ayato Amagiri (The Asterisk War)
  • Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld (The Asterisk War)
  • Kirin Toudou (The Asterisk War)
  • Claudia Enfield (The Asterisk War)
  • Honoka (The Third: Girl with the Blue Eye)
  • Syaoran (Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicle)

Live-Action TV/Film

  • Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Cordelia Chase (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)
  • Slayers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Gabriel Statler (Charmed)
  • Evil Kabukima (Citizen Toxie - The Toxic Avenger IV)
  • Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
  • Adam Monroe (Heroes)
  • Hiro Nakamura (Heroes)
  • The Immortals (Highlanders)
  • Marissa Benson (iCarly)
  • James Conrad (Kong: Skull Island)
  • Stick (Marvel Cinematics Universe)
  • Various Power Rangers and villains (Power Rangers franchise)
  • Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D (Sgt. Kabukiman, N.Y.P.D)
  • The Jedi (Star Wars)
  • The Sith (Star Wars)
  • Eddard "Ned" Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Jamie Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Syrio Forel (Game of Thrones)
  • Bronn (Game of Thrones)
  • Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
  • Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones)
  • Sandor "The Hound" Clegane (Game of Thrones)
  • Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Game of Thrones)
  • Brienne of Tarth (Game of Thrones)
  • Jorah Mormont (Game of Thrones)
  • Daario Naharis (Game of Thrones)
  • Castiel (Supernatural)
  • Gideon Gordon Graves (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World)
  • Various Super Sentai rangers and villains (Super Sentai franchise)
  • Various Ultramen & aliens (Ultraman series)
  • Many Ultramen & villains (Ultraman series)
    • Juda

Video Games

  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Jin Kisaragi (Blazblue)
  • Chakan (Chakan: The Forever Man)
  • Peko Pekoyama (Danganronpa 2)
  • War (Darksiders)
  • Sir Alonne (Dark Souls 2)
  • Crota (Destiny)
  • Hive Knights (Destiny)
  • Oryx (Destiny)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Nero (Devil May Cry)
  • Sparda (Devil May Cry)
  • Trish (Devil May Cry)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy/Legend of Uruk)
  • Swordsmen (Final Fantasy series)
  • Cyan Garamonde (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII/Kingdom Hearts)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII/Kingdom Hearts)
  • Seifer Almasy (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Squall Leonhart/Leon (Final Fantasy VIII/Kingdom Hearts)
  • Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
  • Yuna, Rikku, and Paine (Final Fantasy X-2)
  • Noctis Lucis Caelum (Final Fantasy XV)
  • Lyn (Fire Emblem)
  • Marth (Fire Emblem)
  • Roy (Fire Emblem)
  • Ike (Fire Emblem)
  • Lon'qu (Fire Emblem)
  • Lucina (Fire Emblem)
  • Drizzt Do'Urden (Forgotten Realms)
  • Ares (God of War)
  • Athena (God of War)
  • Deimos (God of War)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Elesis (Grand Chase)
  • Lass (Grand Chase)
  • Ronan (Grand Chase)
  • Sieghart (Grand Chase)
  • Uno (Grand Chase)
  • Neptune/Purple Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Noire/Black Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Keyblade wielders (Kingdom Hearts Series)
  • Sword Kirby (Kirby)
  • Dart Feld (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Lloyd (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Rose (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Zieg Feld (Legend of Dragoon)
  • Alex (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
  • Dyne/Laike (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
  • Kyle (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
  • Hiro (Lunar 2: Eternal Blue)
  • Leo (Lunar 2: Eternal Blue)
  • Maximo (Maximo: Ghosts to Glory)
  • Zero (Mega Man X/Mega Man Zero series)
  • Model Z and Model ZX (Mega Man ZX series)
  • Vamp (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Cyborg Ninja (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Genshin (Ninja Gaiden series)
  • Travis Touchdown (No More Heroes)
  • Waka (Okami)
  • Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Gen (Saga Frontier)
  • Morte Asherah (Sands of Destruction)
  • Lo Wang (Shadow Warrior)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sir Lancelot/Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sir Percival/Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sir Gawain/Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Dias Flac (Star Ocean: The Second Story)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Youmu Konpaku (Touhou Project)
  • Sasaki Kojirou (Fate/Stay night)
  • Mii Swordfighters (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U)
  • Richard Rahl (Sword of Truth series/Legend of the Seeker)
  • Snake Eyes (G.I. Joe)
  • Strom Shadow (G.I. Joe)
  • Strider Hiryu (Strider)
  • Knight Senseis (Skylanders)
  • Swashbuckler Senseis (Skylanders)
  • Guy Cecil (Tales of the Abyss)
  • Demoman (Team Fortress 2)
  • Saber-class Servants (TYPE-MOON)
  • Excalibur (WARFRAME)
  • Citan Uzuki (Xenogears)

Literature

  • Eragon (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Murtagh (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Galbatorix (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Brom (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Arya (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Breaker/Sword (Annals of the Chosen)
  • Gene Ferraro (Castle Perilous series)
  • Kas'im (Darth Bane: Path of Destruction)
  • Kylie Galen (Shadow Falls)
  • Lucas Parker (Shadow Falls)
  • Mario Esparza (Shadow Falls)
  • John Esparza (Shadow Falls)
  • Lucinda Esparza (Shadow Falls)
  • Tinisha Dolaira (The Young Guardians)

Videseries

  • Fighter McWarrior (8-bit Theater)
  • Dave Strider/Davesprite (Homestuck)
  • Dirk Strider (Homestuck)
  • She-Ra (Princess of Power)
  • fL L F fL (RHG) also known as ALFA
  • Jomm (RHG)
  • Onli (RHG)
  • Weiss Schnee (RWBY)
  • Qrow Branwen (RWBY)
  • Winter Schnee (RWBY)
  • Arie Family (Tower of God)
    • Arie Hon
    • White
  • Hatsu (Tower of God)

Known Swords

Some swords are the source of known or unknown power, others are simply a preferred item of a known user, some of these include:

Comics/Cartoons

  • Grass Sword (Adventure Time)
  • Sword of Acorns (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Soul Sword (DC Comics)

Anime/Manga

  • Incursio (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Murasame (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Yatsufusa (Akame Ga Kill!)
  • Dragonslayer (Berserk)
  • Christ (Black Cat)
  • Imagine Blade (Black Cat)
  • Zanpakuto (Bleach)
  • The Sword Card (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Mugen (D Gray Man)

Others

  • Lone warrior (Armed With Wings)
  • Eivana (Armed With Wings)
  • Vandheer Lorde (Armed With Wings)
  • The Wailing Dark (Asura's Wrath)
  • Yukianesa (Blazblue)
  • Absolution Sword (CreativeZoneHappyPlaceLand)
  • Sir Alonne's Bewitched Sword (Dark Souls 2)
  • Rebellion (Devil May Cry series)
  • Yamato (Devil May Cry series)
  • Z Sword (Dragon Ball series)
  • Archenemy (Fairy Tail)
  • Icingdeath (Forgotten Realms)
  • Valyrian steel swords (Game of Thrones)
  • Magna Blade (Generator Rex)
  • Devilish Sword Shimesaba (Ghost Sweeper Mikami)
  • Blade of Olympus (God of War)
  • Blades of Chaos/Athena/Exile (God of War)
  • Beam Sabers (Gundam)
  • The Power Sword (He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe)
  • The Kensei sword (Heroes)
  • Brisingr (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Zar'roc (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Támerlein (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Naegling (Inheritance Cycle)
  • Tessaiga (Inuyasha)
  • Tenseiga (Inuyasha)
  • Warg-gram (Killer Instinct)
  • Keyblade (Kingdom Hearts)
  • The Sisters (Kubo and the Two Strings)
  • Soul Reaver/Blood Reaver (Legacy of Kain)
  • The Sword of Truth (Legend of the Seeker/Sword of Truth series)
  • Althena's Sword (Lunar series)
  • Saba (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)/Byakkoshinken (sentai equivalent, Gosei Sentai Dairanger)
  • Weapon ÄRM, Gigant Blade (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Weapon ÄRM, Rapier Whip (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Z-Saber (Mega Man franchise)
  • Various Muramasa Blades (Muramasa: The Demon Blade)
  • True Dragon Sword (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Anaklusmos (Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus)
  • Quasar Sabers (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)/Star Beast Swords (sentai equivalent, Seijuu Sentai Gingaman)
  • Spin Swords (Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai)/Secret Playback Katana Shinkenmaru (sentai equivalent, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger)
  • Super Mega Saber (Power Rangers Super Megaforce)/Gokai Sabre (sentai equivalent, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger)
  • Shampoo (Ranma 1/2)
  • The Ten Commandments (Rave Master; wielded by Haru Glory)
  • Revesed-edged Sword (Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X)
  • Kylie's Sword (Shadow Falls)
  • Harusame (Shaman King)
  • Futunomitama no Turugi (Shaman King)
  • Caliburn (Sonic The Hedgehog)
  • Soul Edge (Soul Calibur)
  • Soul Calibur (Soul Calibur)
  • Rose Quartz's Sword (Steven Universe)
  • Elucidator (Sword Art Online)
  • Lambent Light (Sword Art Online)
  • Tenchi-ken/Sword Tenchi (Tenchi Muyo!)
  • Light Hawk Sword (Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-ohki)
  • Reiki (Tenjho)
  • Master Sword (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Four Sword (The Legend of Zelda series)
  • Excalibur (The Once and Future King)
  • Six-Fingered Sword (The Princess Bride)
  • Sword of Omens (ThunderCats)
  • Sword of Plun-Darr (ThunderCats)
  • White Oar (Tower of God)
  • Energon Sword/Megatron's Sword (Transformers Energon)
  • The Starsaber (Transformers series)
  • Power Swords (Warhammer 40000)
  • Rei Ken/Spirit Sword (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Zyuden Sword Zandar Thunder (Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger)
  • Jet Sword (RHG)
  • Air-Power Sword (RHG)
  • Omni-Sword (RHG)
  • Jack's sword (Samurai Jack)
  • Scaramouch's tuning sword (Samurai Jack)
  • Hoshikirimaru (Ultraman series)
  • Angel: Sandalphon (Date A Live)

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