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(Kotaku)   10 "greatest" (fictional) swords of all time. Tag is for the most stupefying omission EVAR   (kotaku.com) divider line 330
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2011-04-20 12:16:08 PM  
Kotaku's blocked at work, but I'll assume they omitted the lightsaber because it's not a true sword, but rather a laser-based weapon.
 
2011-04-20 12:19:23 PM  

Jack31081: Kotaku's blocked at work, but I'll assume they omitted the lightsaber because it's not a true sword, but rather a laser-based weapon.


Nope. That's in there. Along with Larry Niven's Variable Sword.
 
2011-04-20 12:20:26 PM  

Jack31081: Kotaku's blocked at work, but I'll assume they omitted the lightsaber because it's not a true sword, but rather a laser-based weapon.


Lightsaber made it.

The Master Sword didn't, but other than that I don't know what subby's griping about.
 
2011-04-20 12:23:03 PM  
1) Blazing Sword (Go-Lion/Voltron)
2) Variable Sword (Ringworld)
3) Soul Edge (Soul Edge)
4) Sword of Omens (Thundercats)
5) Lightsaber (Star Wars)
6) Power Sword (He-Man)
7) Energy Sword (HALO)
8) Fusion Sword (FFVII:AC)
9) Stormbringer (Moorcock novels)
10) Excalibur

So...what's missing? Masamune? Mirafune? Muramasa? (I could go on...)
 
2011-04-20 12:23:42 PM  

kingoomieiii: Jack31081: Kotaku's blocked at work, but I'll assume they omitted the lightsaber because it's not a true sword, but rather a laser-based weapon.

Lightsaber made it.

The Master Sword didn't, but other than that I don't know what subby's griping about.


The wha?
 
2011-04-20 12:25:14 PM  
That 3 bladed sword from "the Sword and the sorrcerer" was cool.
Also, the kurgan's sword from highlander.
 
2011-04-20 12:25:51 PM  

Falcon Hunter: So...what's missing? Masamune? Mirafune? Muramasa? (I could go on...)


Narsil maybe? (But they already have Sting, so I dunno.)
 
2011-04-20 12:27:42 PM  
Sword of Gryffindor?
 
2011-04-20 12:28:39 PM  

kingoomieiii: The Master Sword didn't, but other than that I don't know what subby's griping about.


I'm guessing that's the one subby is griping about.
 
2011-04-20 12:29:35 PM  

Falcon Hunter: kingoomieiii: Jack31081: Kotaku's blocked at work, but I'll assume they omitted the lightsaber because it's not a true sword, but rather a laser-based weapon.

Lightsaber made it.

The Master Sword didn't, but other than that I don't know what subby's griping about.

The wha?


Never played Zelda?
 
2011-04-20 12:30:05 PM  
Sting, Glamdring, Dragon?
 
2011-04-20 12:30:56 PM  

Falcon Hunter: 1) Blazing Sword (Go-Lion/Voltron)
2) Variable Sword (Ringworld)
3) Soul Edge (Soul Edge)
4) Sword of Omens (Thundercats)
5) Lightsaber (Star Wars)
6) Power Sword (He-Man)
7) Energy Sword (HALO)
8) Fusion Sword (FFVII:AC)
9) Stormbringer (Moorcock novels)
10) Excalibur

So...what's missing? Masamune? Mirafune? Muramasa? (I could go on...)


Dom't forget Sting (LOTR)
 
2011-04-20 12:33:04 PM  
List fails without the Master Sword, but it's stuck in Ganon's head, so I'll assume that's why it's not there.
 
2011-04-20 12:34:56 PM  
Why did Gawker Media feel the need to break the Internet? I was able to click on the link once, but now that I've closed the window, any attemps at reclicking on the link brings me to the main page... Oh well, I guess I won't be reading your stupidly designed family of web sites.
 
2011-04-20 12:35:10 PM  
There's no Vorpal Sword or Bat'leth... but again, I dunno.
 
2011-04-20 12:35:17 PM  
Too recent, I suppose, but I'd with Dragnipur from Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series.
 
2011-04-20 12:37:35 PM  

greentea1985: Falcon Hunter: 1) Blazing Sword (Go-Lion/Voltron)
2) Variable Sword (Ringworld)
3) Soul Edge (Soul Edge)
4) Sword of Omens (Thundercats)
5) Lightsaber (Star Wars)
6) Power Sword (He-Man)
7) Energy Sword (HALO)
8) Fusion Sword (FFVII:AC)
9) Stormbringer (Moorcock novels)
10) Excalibur

So...what's missing? Masamune? Mirafune? Muramasa? (I could go on...)

Dom't forget Sting (LOTR)


They didn't. They glossed over it as the second entry. I probably should have included it as well.
 
2011-04-20 12:38:52 PM  

Shostie: Falcon Hunter: kingoomieiii: Jack31081: Kotaku's blocked at work, but I'll assume they omitted the lightsaber because it's not a true sword, but rather a laser-based weapon.

Lightsaber made it.

The Master Sword didn't, but other than that I don't know what subby's griping about.

The wha?

Never played Zelda?


-shrug- Meh. Played it. Beat it. Forgettable.

Not a troll, just not a fan.
 
2011-04-20 12:40:01 PM  
Blazing? Variable? Power? Energy?

Theesh are noot "S" wordsh!

/*Sean Connery voice off*
 
2011-04-20 12:58:17 PM  

Les Comdien Masque: Sting, Glamdring, Dragon?


Don't forget Gurthang and Narsil.
 
2011-04-20 01:01:30 PM  
LINK! Fill up your hearts so you can shoot your sword with power!

As for everyone's guess at what the missing sword is, well. No matter how many swords you guess at there can be only one.
 
2011-04-20 01:04:02 PM  
Inigo's rapier?
 
2011-04-20 01:11:07 PM  
That one Marky Mark was wearing at the end of Boogie Nights didn't make the list?
 
2011-04-20 01:17:58 PM  
Minor mythology error in that; IIR, it wasn't Excalibur that protected from mortal wounds, it was Excalibur's scabbard.

More obscure is that Excalibur and the Sword In The Stone were two different blades, but that's been ignored for a long time. Still, I'd expect T. Campbell to be better on details like that.
 
2011-04-20 01:20:24 PM  

Falcon Hunter: 1) Blazing Sword (Go-Lion/Voltron)
2) Variable Sword (Ringworld)
3) Soul Edge (Soul Edge)
4) Sword of Omens (Thundercats)
5) Lightsaber (Star Wars)
6) Power Sword (He-Man)
7) Energy Sword (HALO)
8) Fusion Sword (FFVII:AC)
9) Stormbringer (Moorcock novels)
10) Excalibur

So...what's missing? Masamune? Mirafune? Muramasa? (I could go on...)


Narsil?
 
2011-04-20 01:27:06 PM  
Ice, the ancestral sword of House Stark?
 
2011-04-20 01:29:13 PM  
No Master Sword, no Bat'leth, no Mana Sword
 
2011-04-20 01:32:50 PM  

Rev.K: Les Comdien Masque: Sting, Glamdring, Dragon?

Don't forget Gurthang and Narsil.


ok, you're just making up words now.
 
2011-04-20 01:37:35 PM  

serial_crusher: Rev.K: Les Comdien Masque: Sting, Glamdring, Dragon?

Don't forget Gurthang and Narsil.

ok, you're just making up words now.


Nah, that would be "Vorpal".
 
2011-04-20 01:38:02 PM  

where is conans' sword, the atlantean?

-the list is invalid.


www.entertainmentearth.com
 
2011-04-20 01:39:05 PM  
Frostmorne. That *has* to be what subby is talking about.
 
2011-04-20 01:39:57 PM  

DamnYankees: Narsil?


Why would Narsil be on the list? It broke. Kind of a meh weapon, if you ask me.
 
2011-04-20 01:40:35 PM  
swords.lookingforwhitman.org

Are we sure we're talking about swords and not "s"words?
 
2011-04-20 01:42:55 PM  

Bauer: where is conans' sword, the atlantean?

-the list is invalid.


That's the one I was thinking of.
 
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2011-04-20 01:45:49 PM  
Chainsword (WH40K) should get an honorable mention. Because it's ubercool at first thought yet ridiculous if you devote a second brain cell.
 
2011-04-20 01:49:36 PM  
What no (INSERT ANY OF HUNDREDS OF FARKERS' NAMES THAT ALWAYS BRAG ABOUT THEIR ABSTANTIAL MEATHOOK HERE)'s MEATSWORD?

- THIS FICTIONAL SWORD LIST IS BULLSHIATE!
 
2011-04-20 01:56:40 PM  
No Master Sword
No Mournblade (ok they have stormbringer)
No Twinkle
No Icingdeath
No Bat'leth
No Wesley's sword from Princess Bride
No Hattori Hanzo sword
No Glamdring

There are a lot missing from that list. I could keep naming ones that are missing.
 
2011-04-20 01:57:34 PM  

Pawn takes the King: List fails without the Master Sword, but it's stuck in Ganon's head, so I'll assume that's why it's not there.


Everybody must get stoned....

Seriously, though. How can this list NOT include the Master Sword? That's just... what is this I don't even.
 
2011-04-20 02:03:35 PM  
What? No Qualta Blade?

/Goes into Hyper rage.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2011-04-20 02:07:49 PM  
List also fails without the Blaskovian Laptop Slayer.

shadowsrealm.com

Yes, I have cleaned the blade since then.
 
2011-04-20 02:10:23 PM  
Gurthang, Anglachel, Glamdring, Sting, Masamune, Buster, Callandor, Dragon, Heron-marked blades, Hanso blades, The pair of swords made for the six-fingered man, MacCleod's Claymore, an ancient katana folded over 200 times...and of course the Master.
 
2011-04-20 02:16:34 PM  
How about any heron marked sword or even Callandor from The Wheel of Time?
 
2011-04-20 02:30:41 PM  

Bauer: where is conans' sword, the atlantean?

-the list is invalid.


Bingo. Any list of swords is useless without it.
 
2011-04-20 02:41:52 PM  
Thundarr the Barbarian.
He pits his strength, his courage and his fabulous Sun Sword against the forces of evil.
 
2011-04-20 02:55:57 PM  

Firststepsadoozie: Thundarr the Barbarian.
He pits his strength, his courage and his fabulous Sun Sword against the forces of evil.


img96.imageshack.us
 
2011-04-20 02:58:40 PM  
"And another item lent by Unferth
at that moment of need was of no small importance:
the brehon handed him a hilted weapon,
a rare and ancient sword named Hrunting.
The iron blade with its ill-boding patterns
had been tempered in blood. It had never failed
the hand of anyone who hefted it in battle,
anyone who had fought and faced the worst
in the gap of danger. This was not the first time
it had been called to perform heroic feats.
 
2011-04-20 03:02:00 PM  
Where the hell is the Highlander sword? :(
 
2011-04-20 03:03:03 PM  
www.boston.com
 
2011-04-20 03:16:03 PM  

texdent: Callandor from The Wheel of Time?



It's not a sword.
 
2011-04-20 03:28:16 PM  
No Master Sword
No Mournblade (ok they have stormbringer)
No Twinkle
No Icingdeath
No Bat'leth
No Wesley's sword from Princess Bride
No Hattori Hanzo sword
No Glamdring

There are a lot missing from that list. I could keep naming ones that are missing.


Or maybe go out and get some fresh air? Possibly meet someone?
 
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