Questionable Friday: Most Epic Sword EVAR

So Alex at work walks into my office this week and asks "What's the most epic sword ever?" (because we work really hard and have to think about important things), having, I believe, just read THIS article on Listverse. Whatever, my choice isn't even ON that list, which sidesteps the true answer by sticking to movies, tv and videogames only. But you see, the most badass, most epic sword hasn't successfully been translated into those media. You have to READ about it.

Obviously, that's Stormbringer, the soul-sucking blade wielded by Elric of Melniboné.
Created by the forces of Chaos, this black blade covered in glowing runes can cut through anything and sings when it's hungry. It has a mind of its own and is both addict and drug, giving Elric strength, vitality and self-loathing as it forces him to kill. With a sword like that, you need to seek out your enemies before your friends and family get their souls sucked out of them, a fate, shall we say, worse than death.

Now THAT'S a badass sword.


Anonymous said...

It's been translated into music though!

Randomnerd said...

The most powerful, and evil, sword anywhere. Also the most ripped off, although I'm not sure anyone is conscious of doing so anymore. I work in a library and I get a lot of "Wait, who is Michael Moorcock?" when I try explaining the Eternal Warrior thing and the concept of a soul eating sword. (Mostly to manga fans. You see that a lot in stuff there. *cough* Bleach. *cough*

idiotbrigade said...

Soul-sucking is cool, but a sword with personality is tops.

Randomnerd said...

Now imagine that singing sword turning into the demon. Talk about scarring a childhood.


Blog Archive


5 Things to Like Activities Advice Alien Nation Aliens Say the Darndest Things Alpha Flight Amalgam Ambush Bug Animal Man anime Aquaman Archetypes Archie Heroes Arrowed Asterix Atom Avengers Awards Babylon 5 Batman Battle Shovel Battlestar Galactica Black Canary BnB 2-in1 Books Booster Gold Buffy Canada Captain America Captain Marvel Cat CCGs Charlton Circles of Hell Class Comics Comics Code Approved Conan Contest Cooking Crisis Daredevil Dating Kara Zor-El Dating Lois Lane Dating Lucy Lane Dating Princess Diana DCAU Deadman Dial H Dice Dinosaur Island Dinosaurs Director Profiles Doctor Who Doom Patrol Down the Rabbit Hole Dr. Strange Encyclopedia Fantastic Four Fashion Nightmares Fiasco Films Within Films Flash Flushpoint Foldees French Friday Night Fights Fun with Covers FW Team-Up Galleries Game design Gaming Geekly roundup Geeks Anonymous Geekwear Gimme That Star Trek Godzilla Golden Age Grant Morrison Great Match-Ups of Science Fiction Green Arrow Green Lantern Hawkman Hero Points Podcast Holidays House of Mystery Hulk Human Target Improv Inspiration Intersect Invasion Invasion Podcast Iron Man Jack Kirby Jimmy Olsen JLA JSA Judge Dredd K9 the Series Kirby Motivationals Krypto Kung Fu Learning to Fly Legion Letters pages Liveblog Lonely Hearts Podcast Lord of the Rings Machine Man Motivationals Man-Thing Marquee Masters of the Universe Memes Memorable Moments Metal Men Metamorpho Micronauts Millennium Mini-Comics Monday Morning Macking Movies Mr. Terrific Music Nelvana of the Northern Lights Nightmare Fuel Number Ones Obituaries oHOTmu OR NOT? Old52 One Panel Outsiders Panels from Sheena Paper Dolls Play Podcast Polls Questionable Fridays Radio Rants Reaganocomics Recollected Red Bee Red Tornado Reign Retro-Comics Reviews Rom RPGs Sandman Sapphire & Steel Sarah Jane Adventures Saturday Morning Cartoons SBG for Girls Seasons of DWAITAS Secret Origins Podcast Secret Wars SF Shut Up Star Boy Silver Age Siskoid as Editor Siskoid's Mailbox Space 1999 Spectre Spider-Man Spring Cleaning ST non-fiction ST novels: DS9 ST novels: S.C.E. ST novels: The Shat ST novels: TNG ST novels: TOS Star Trek Streaky Suicide Squad Supergirl Superman Supershill Swamp Thing Tales from Earth-Prime Team Horrible Teen Titans That Franchise I Never Talk About The Orville The Prisoner The Thing Then and Now Theory Thor Thursdays of Two Worlds Time Capsule Timeslip Tintin Torchwood Tourist Traps of the Forgotten Realms Toys Turnarounds TV V Waking Life Warehouse 13 Websites What If? Who's This? Whoniverse-B Wikileaked Wonder Woman X-Files X-Men Zero Hour Strikes Zine