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An illustration of a buster sword.
An illustration of a buster sword.

The buster sword (バスターソード) is a fictional sword that first appears in the role-playing game Final Fantasy VII as the default weapon of the game's protagonist Cloud Strife. Buster Sword, PD-self File links The following pages link to this file: Buster sword ... Buster Sword, PD-self File links The following pages link to this file: Buster sword ... Example Illustration 1. ... // In mythology Hrunting, the magical sword of Beowulf, in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Nothung, the sword from Wagners Die_Walküre Greek mythology The Sword of Peleus, a magic sword that makes its wielder victorious in the battle or the hunt The Aor Chryseion, or Golden Sword. ... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally uses gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... Final Fantasy VII (ファイナルファンタジーVII Fainaru FantajÄ« VII) is a console and computer role-playing game released by Square Co. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... Cloud Strife (クラウド・ストライフ Kuraudo Sutoraifu) is the main protagonist in Squaresofts (now known as Square Enix) role playing game Final Fantasy VII. His appearance is marked by spiky blonde hair, vivid blue eyes (a mark of SOLDIER and sign of having been exposed to Mako), dark clothing, and his Buster...

In the game's storyline, Cloud receives the buster sword from his fallen SOLDIER comrade Zack after he is shot to death by Shin-Ra troops while trying to protect a comotose Cloud. Because of this exchange, Cloud still wields the weapon several years later in honor of him. It cannot be bought or sold, and it is the weapon used by Cloud during the game's cut-scenes. The buster sword's most distinguishing characteristic is its improbably large size. It has become iconic element of Cloud's appearance and within some computer role-playing game circles, it has become synonymous with any ridiculously oversized, single-edged sword in video games or anime. A cut scene or cutscene is a sequence in a video game over which the player has no control. ... The Savior (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) An icon (from Greek , eikon, image) is an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it, or by analogy, as in semiotics; in computers an icon is a symbol on the monitor... Computer role-playing games (CRPGs), often shortened to simply role-playing games (RPGs), are a type of video or computer game that traditionally uses gameplay elements found in paper-and-pencil role-playing games. ... Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. ...


Its exact dimensions are not revealed, but judging from its relative size it must be over a foot in width, at least 5 feet in length, and several inches deep. A "half-sized" steel replica weighs thirteen pounds (6 kg), and has a three-foot (1 m) blade. A real-life full sized version would weigh approximately 104 lb (47 kg). Such a weapon would be egregiously impractical in real life.


Theatrically, the buster sword is easier to follow than a smaller sword during the game's cut scenes. Its size may also make an impact on the viewer, demonstrating Cloud to have superhuman speed and strength, despite his smaller frame.


While its inspirations may be forever unknown, it does bear resemblance to the oversize sword wielded by the character Guts in the manga Berserk. Furthermore, it has characteristics of a traditional katana (one-sidedness), a zweihänder (size), and a bastard-sword (short hilt). It may also be compared to a zanbato, a sword which appears in the anime Rurouni Kenshin. For other articles related to the word berserk see Berserker (disambiguation) Berserk (ベルセルク Beruseruku) is a heroic fantasy manga by mangaka Kentaro Miura. ... For other articles related to the word berserk see Berserker (disambiguation) Berserk (ベルセルク Beruseruku) is a heroic fantasy manga by mangaka Kentaro Miura. ... Katana of the 16th or 17th Century, with its saya. ... Image:Great Sword. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... See also: Hilt (band) and Peter Hilt Hilt of Szczerbiec The hilt of a sword is its handle, consisting of a guard, grip and pommel. ... A zanbatō (斬馬刀, lit. ... Rurouni Kenshin manga, volume 1 (English version). ...


In Kingdom Hearts the buster sword also makes an appearance, although it is to be wrapped in heavy bandages. It is believed that these bandages are those of Cloud's from when he has Geostigma in the CG film Advent Children or they are there to represent his trouble with Geostigma (although it should be pointed out that Kingdom Hearts came out before any news of Advent Children was first made public, making this questionable at best). Kingdom Hearts (Japanese: キングダムハーツ Kingudamu Hātsu) is a hybrid action/RPG that was released in 2002, which is notable for being the result of a collaboration between the video game developer and publisher Square and Disney. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Buster Sword (858 words)
The buster sword (バスターソード) is a fictional sword that first appears in the role-playing game Final Fantasy VII as the default weapon of the game's protagonist Cloud Strife.
In the game's storyline, Cloud receives the buster sword from his fallen SOLDIER comrade Zack after he is shot to death by Shin-Ra troops while trying to protect a comotose Cloud.
Theatrically, the buster sword is easier to follow than a smaller sword during the game's cut scenes.
Buster Sword at The Elder Scrolls Nexus - Oblivion mods? You betcha! (724 words)
The speed of the sword is determined by the strength attribute, with a speed limit based on the speed attribute.
The sword also has a chance to stagger the opponent, a smaller chance to knock them back, and the ability to kill someone instantly in certain situations.
The knockback and stagger chances are based on your strength attribute and blade skill, and the chance is reduced by the opponents agility.
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