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Added by Leader Vladimir on 10 Jan 2017 10:15
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Best Video Game Swordsmen (POLL)

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Series: Final Fantasy VIII
Sword: Gunblade
Votes: 2

Trained to be a soldier since childhood, Squall is professional, detached and sometimes a bit of a jackass. Through extraordinary circumstances, he becomes the world's last hope against the sorceress Ultimecia. His weapon of choice is the gunblade, a pistol-sized gun with a ginormous blade at the end of it instead of a conventional barrel. Gunblades are said to be very difficult to master, and only Squall and his rival Seifer are the only ones carrying them.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 9.7 IMDB Rating 0
Series: The Witcher
Sword: Steel swords for humans, silver swords for monsters
Votes: 3

Geralt is widely considered by many to be the best swordsman of the Northern Kingdoms. He has slayed lots of monsters all over the continent and defeated professional soldiers in his travels. He can even boosts his strength and speed with his magic and defeat entire armies. He's basically a magic super soldier.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Metal Gear
Sword: High frecuency blade

Already a remarkable swordsman thanks to his training, Raiden underwent a medical procedure that turned him into a cyborg, increasing his strength, speed and skill with the blade. The result not only made him more dangerous than ever before, it also increased his popularity!

In battle, Raiden uses a sword with a vibration power that allows the weapon to cut through nearly anything. Raiden's cybernetic enhancements allow him wield the blade even with his feet.
Series: BlazBlue
Sword: Blood-scythe

After his life was ruined by the evil Yuuki Terumi, Ragna swore vengeance and dedicated himself to destroy the government Terumi had created to enslave the world. To that end, he wields the Blood-scythe, a sword that can transform into a scythe. Ragna is aggressive and unpredictable in combat, and with a sword like that, he is formidable warrior.

Fun fact: he shares a voice actor with the anime swordsman Gintoki Sakata.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Final Fantasy
Sword: Masamune
Votes: 5

Of all the villains in the Final Fantasy series, no one is more revered or feared than Sephiroth. There is nothing he won't do in his bid to become a god, including destroying the world. He is a master swordsman and can produce beams of energy by swinging his Masamune, can swing faster than the human eye can see, and cut through solid metal and concrete. How the heck was Cloud able to beat him!?
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Ninja Gaiden
Sword: Dragon Sword

Being a ninja, Ryu is proficent in the use of all kinds of weapons, but the one he always goes back to is the Dragon Sword, a family heirloom that has slayed demonic entities for countless generations. Thanks to his speed and agility, Ryu can carve up a bloody path through his enemies with relative ease. If things get really serious, Ryu can upgrade his sword to the True Dragon Sword, a legendary weapon capable of destroying Archfiends.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Strider
Sword: Cypher
Votes: 5

Striders are special agents trained in several arts of combat and assassination, and Hiryu is the best of the best. His weapon, the Cypher, is a plasma sword that uses concentrated heat to cut through almost anything. With this trusty weapon, Hiryu has saved the world in countless occassions; so his reputation is very well-earned.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Kirby
Sword: Galaxia

The legendary swordsman of Dream Land and the bane for all Super Smash Bros. players everywhere. Meta Knight emphasizes unrelenting speed in the heat of battle, cutting his opponents like a tornado. He also displays chivalry and honor, always offering Kirby a sword whenever they fight.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Final Fantasy VII
Sword: Buster Sword
Votes: 4

The poster child for all RPG heroes out there. Thanks to his genetic enhancements, Cloud can wield the massive Buster Sword like it was nothing. He has defeated countless enemies, including the feared Sephiroth, with this weapon and his most powerful move, the Omnislash, is a testament to his skill.
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Series: The Legend of Zelda
Sword: Master Sword
Votes: 5

The Hero of Hyrule. Through his courage and skill with the sword, Link has defeated the forces of evil for many generations. In the start of each adventures, he starts with a basic sword; but in time, as he develops his abilities, he acquires the iconic Master Sword. No matter what weapon he carries, and he carries a lot, the sword will always be the one weapon Link will always go back to.
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Series: World of Warcraft
Sword: Frostmourne
Votes: 2

Much like Darth Vader, Arthas Menethil did bad things with good intentions until he was corrupted by evil and became the Lich King. As a symbol of his power, he wields the sword Frostmourne, a magical weapon that enhances his power over ice and frost. This weapon made the Lich King one of the most dangerous threats to Azeroth. This guy accomplishes a lot with unholy evil cold steel.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Devil May Cry
Sword: Rebellion
Votes: 4

Don't let his cocky smile fool you. Dante is an experieced devil hunter that has slayed countless monsters in his adventures. Any weapon is fair game to him, but his trusty sword Rebellion always wins the day; well, along with his guns Ebony and Ivory. After defeating his brother Vergil, he claimed his sword Yamato, which he later gave to Nero.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Mega Man Zero
Sword: Z-Saber

The last creation of Dr. Wily, Zero was meant to be the enemy of Mega Man X but instead he became his friend. Not only that, he saved the world and brought peace between humans and robots, which was what Dr. Light wanted all along. His signature weapon is the Z-Saber, which he uses by slashing and cutting everything in his path. All of this makes Zero an unstoppable fighter.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Tekken
Sword: Soul-rending sword
Votes: 3

He might look like a samurai but he is actually a ninja. He is actually the latest descendant to the title of "Yoshimitsu", which is given to all leaders of the Manjitou clan. Despite his scary appearance, Yoshimitsu is actually a man of honor. Like Robin Hood, he dedicates himself to steal from the rich and give to the poor.

In combat, he wields a magical sword that craves the blood of evildoers and will suck out the soul of its owner if they do not make good on this promise. Apparently, the souls of the previous Yoshimitsu are a part of the sword, as the ascension ceremony for the newest leader requires being cut by the sword.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Sword: Katana
Votes: 3

The youngest daughter of a noble family, Momohime was fatally injured in a mysterious attack on her family's manor. However, she is saved from death by Jinkuro, a sinister ghost who possesses her body to help in his quest for the Kuromitsu blade.

The player characters is not Momohime, it's actually Jinkuro possessing her body. She, or rather he, uses the Oboro style, which Jinkuro inherited after killing his former master. Depending on the ending, Momohime can learn the style herself after she fully combines with her soul with Jinkuro's.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Kingdom Hearts
Sword: Keyblade

Once a regular boy living in a small island, Sora was chosen to wield the legendary keyblade, a sword that can open and close pathways between universes. Using this... unusual weapon, Sora has defeated multiple characters from the Disney and Final Fantasy franchises and secured peace across the multiverse. Not bad for a guy whose sword looks like a key, right?
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Soul series
Sword: Chinese sword
Votes: 4

Introduced in Soul Calibur II, Yun-Seong trained alongside Seong-Mina to be a swordsman. Eventually, he heards of the tale of Soul Edge and believes that this weapon is the key to saving Korea from its perpetual state of war. Unfortunately, his quest to find it takes him long past the point of stupidity as many people repeatedly tell him that Soul Edge is a weapon of pure evil, but Yun-Seong refuses to listen to them. It all works out, however, as Tokugawa Ieyasu ends hostilities with Korea, giving Yun-Seong no reason to continue his quest.
Series: Final Fantasy VII
Sword: Rapier
Votes: 3

Created by the same genetic experiments that gave birth to Sephiroth, Genesis became a SOLDIER First Class. Unfortunately, he was born a genetic degradation, so he started a rebellion to find a cure. He wields the Rapier, a large sword with a red blade, and variably uses it one or two-handed. Genesis can channel magic into sword, endowing it with a red aura and emblazoning runic symbols along its length. Controversial as he might be, there is no denying of his skill with the blade.
Series: The Last Blade
Sword: Kodama (Echo)
Votes: 4

Hibiki was the daughter of the town's blacksmith and had a pretty happy life until her father was forced by the evil Setsuna to forge a new sword for him. Although he was successful, Hibiki's father died and she swore to avenge his death alongside the traveller Hyo Amano.

In battle, she uses the Musล Shinden-ryลซ (ๅคขๆƒณ็ฅžไผๆต; Reverie God Teaching-Style), a style descended from Iaido. This style utilizes speed and precision and requires some practice, but in the right hands, Hibiki can be a serious opponent.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Shadow Warrior
Sword: Katana
Votes: 1

Lo Wang was the former bodyguard of Master Zilla, an evil businessman that was summoning demons to take over the world. Being a man of honor, Lo Wang quit his job but Zilla decided to kill him to prevent him from disrupting his plans. After Lo Wang's former master is killed, Lo Wang swears vengeance.

Given his extensive training, Lo Wang is a formidable swordsman and has defeated all manner of opponents, all the while carrying a weird and cringeworthy sense of humor. You no mess with Lo Wang!
Series: Final Fantasy Tactics
Sword: Broadsword
Votes: 4

The life of a hero is not always adventure and glory, and nobody knows that better than Ramza. Originally wanting to honor his family's name, Ramza was branded a heretic by the Church of Glabados after killing a cardinal in self-defense. After spending the next few years as a mercenery, Ramza learns how the world works but retains his purity and will.

As expected of an RPG protagonist, Ramza uses a sword as his preferred weapon. He can upgrade his skills with magic and is the only character that must be in all plot-relevant battles.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Series: Chrono Trigger
Sword: Masamune
Votes: 5

A frog isn't exactly what you would expect when you think of a knight in shining armor, but Frog certainly fits the bill. Originally a knight named Glenn, the evil Magus turned him into a frog and killed his friend Cyrus. Swearing vengeance for his friend, Frog joins Chrono's group. Frog's already extraordinary skills with the sword are enhanced by his new form, including increased strength, agility, use of a sticky tongue to draw enemies to his range, and the ability to lick people's wounds.
Series: Battle Arena Toshiden
Sword: Armour Bastar
Votes: 3

Originally a priest working for the Himitsu Kessha, Gaia was wracked by grief after the death of his wife and dedicated himself to avenge his death against the Divine Four. Despite his antagonism towards the protagonists, Gaia retained his sense of honor and never indulged in excessive pettiness and cruelty. In battle, Gaia boasted outrageous stats in battle and it required enormous skill to beat him. He lost these advantages when he became a playable character but otherwise remains a dangerous opponent.

Swords, considered by many as the noblest and most extraordinary weapons, are a standard weapon in video games. Those with enough skill to master them are considered legends in the medium. More often than not, characters with swords will be the heroes of the story. Today, we choose the best swordsmen.

1- Vote for your favorite 5 in top-to-bottom order
2 - Characters will receive votes as follows
1st place = 5 pts
2nd place = 4 pts
3rd place = 3 pts
and so on,...
3 - Characters with multiple weapons are allowed, but their primary weapons must be swords.
4 - Characters must originate from video games. Any characters from anime, comic books or movies are not allowed.
5 - If you don't see one of your favorites, vote for them anyway and I'll add them to the list.
6 - Votes will only be valid if users add vote for the list itself. Only adding votes to the comments section is not enough.

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