Unfortunately, creating this weapon caused the Magic Side to condemn him as The Heretic for violating the laws separating Science and Magic. Richard swore revenge for this injustice and for the Magic Side dissing his awesome creation. The sword Kurikara in Blue Exorcist. An inversion appears in Sekirei with Tsukiumi's Water Blade.
Starjun's sword from Toriko , though according to him it's actually a Flaming Kitchen Knife. Mahou Sensei Negima! Oddly enough its upgraded version actually switches it to a Hot Blade. Akari from Il Sole penetra le illusioni has one. Unusually, it's a rapier, and not actually flaming. Just made of of concentrated fire or sun , rather. In Fairy Tail , Natsu briefly wielded a sword like this that helped him break out of Tartarus' prison. He lost it when he attacked Black Mage Zeref with it. The sword's blade was broken off while his target was completely unharmed.
Comic Books. Azraels throughout history have wielded a flaming sword in their guise as angels. The Knightfall novelization lovingly details how the sword has advanced through the centuries, from a sword wrapped in soaked rags and set on fire just before Azrael's appearance, to its then-current twin hollow gauntlet-mounted daggers with compressed air propelled through them to fuel the fire.
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Zauriel, the first angel to join the Justice League of America , wields one of these. Scott Pilgrim obtains a flaming katana through gaining a level when he declares his love for Ramona. Rustam, a recurring enemy of the Suicide Squad through his involvement with the terrorist group Jihad, wielded a "psi-scimitar", with a blade of fire erupting from its hilt. In their final confrontation, Rick Flagg manages to kill him with it. Kid Britain from Avengers Arena has one.
Superman : Lourdes, the leader of Pax Galactica, wields a magical flaming sword that burns even in the vacuum of space. Superman borrows her weapon and uses it to slay a Planet Eater. Variant in Superman vs. Lex Luthor created a sword which gave off red sunlight. Another of her enemies -Satan Girl- also owns a blazing, thin sword. Johnny Storm the Human Torch, a guy who is a master of flame in all its forms and can't be burned by them of the Fantastic Four had the bad luck of running into Hellfire and an archangel's flaming sword in the same story arc.
The hellfire burned him badly, but the archangel's sword hurt even more. Surtur the fire demon also has a sword made of literal flame in Last Days of the Justice Society. He uses it to kill the Flash, and then later is killed by the very same sword when the Justice Society team up in their final fight against him.
Santa Versus Dracula : Gloria, an arch-angel and one of Santa's allies, wields one. After she reveals she's the mole to Dracula. Santa kills her with it and uses it in his battle against Dracula.
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Considering he's currently the chosen emperor of humanity, a warrior, a mage, and psy it's probably its last effective weapon. Children of an Elder God : Asuka wielded a flaming sword when she fought Nyarlathotep. Two swords came out. One was covered with orange-red flame, the other shone with pale moonlight. They rose, dispelling the gloom that had fallen upon the balcony, then sliced down in unison. The Regent caught one with each hand, and the fire and light were snuffed.
Films — Animated. In How to Train Your Dragon 2 , Hiccup wields a retractable sword coated in Monstrous Nightmare spit, with a mechanism to ignite it when needed. The sword's hilt can spray flammable Zippleback gas, which Hiccup can then ignite with his sword.
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Films — Live-Action. The Lord of the Rings : The Balrog has one of these, along with a fiery whip. The Witch-King has one during the siege of Minas Tirith, though only in the extended edition of the movie. In case you're wondering, it's that sword that Elrond and Arwen forge from the shards of Narsil. Violet, the protagonist of Ultraviolet , and her arch-nemesis, have a flaming sword duel after she renders his flame-throwing pistol useless.
While it didn't appear to be burning, it was so hot from the eternal flames of Hell that it still cauterized any wounds inflicted. It's actually a bit of Deconstruction , as the Mayan priest basically distracts Tomas with the sword and stabs him in the gut with a dagger. In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest , Will Turner lights his sword on fire by dipping it in oil then smashing a lantern, in an attempt to intimidate and fend off a number of Davy Jones' crew.
Note that he never actually fights anyone with his flaming sword.
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This is because the prop for this scene was actually quite dangerous as it was basically a tube through which flammable liquid was pumped to fuel the fire. Yor: The Hunter from the Future : Yor briefly fights with a sword that is on fire. In Noah , Methusaleh is shown destroying an entire army of Cainites with a huge blast from his flaming sword.
In The Last Witch Hunter , Kaulder's blade has a mechanism that can douse it in some sort of flammable substance and then set it on fire, giving this effect.
It perfectly mirrors his somewhat unstable psyche. Pacific Rim: Uprising : The rogue jaeger, Obsidian Fury, has two flaming chainsaw blades built into its weaponry. In Hellboy , Hellboy wields the sword Excalibur , which burns when it is wielded by him. Hercules : King Minos wields a rainbow flaming sword against Hercules. Lone Wolf The Sommerswerd has holy sunfire on its edge when it faces particularly evil foes. This property is on display in the videogame spin off.
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The Darklord blades, like Helshezag or the Dagger of Vashna, are surrounded by black flames when used. Not nearly as powerful as the Sommerswerd, but useful in places where drawing the Sword of the Sun will get you killed.
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Flaming swords are the favored weapons of Nadziranim under the ice dragon form. In the Fighting Fantasy title Island of the Lizard King , swords like this are the only thing that can harm the Lizard King ; and he uses them himself, oddly enough, keeping them in his fortress. True to the series' roots , the hero of The Belgariad ends up wielding a Thunderbolt Iron BFS that was forged by a royal ancestor and burns with blue fire due to the attached MacGuffin.
Though ironically the protagonist of The Blade of the Flame doesn't use a flaming sword, his half-orc partner Ghaji gets a flaming axe during their infiltration of Dreadhold. They have to use it up to defeat the dire wereshark invasion in the climax of the series, however. Dyrnwyn in The Chronicles of Prydain. This is the same sword that is one of the 13 hallows, or treasures, or Britain. In Codex Alera , any sufficiently skilled firecrafter can light their sword on fire; however, it takes quite a lot of power to be able to do so, and as such is a technique mainly used by the immensely powerful High Lords.
Being struck with one of these is what killed High Lord Aquitaine ; were it a normal wound, he could have simply watercrafted it shut, but a flaming sword's wounds cauterize themselves, making healing impossible.
They're also favored for anchoring firecraftings. The sword of Discworld 's Chaos is made of blue fire, a flame so hot that it goes to the other side and becomes absolute cold. On his off days, he uses it to keep the milk he sells fresh.
Also, in Lords and Ladies magic is described as being like "a flaming sword that burns all the way down to the pommel " to emphasise how dangerous using it is, and why wizards and witches don't use it for mundane things. In The Divine Comedy , angels that guard the entrance to Purgatory bear flaming swords meant to scare off any serpents or demons that wish the corrupt the repentant souls.
The swords strangely enough have had their points remove, which according to Robert Hollander signifies that their fighting days are over after Jesus defeated Hell with his Crucifixion. Davies ' novelization of "Rose" has the title character shown a picture of a future incarnation of the Doctor described as a "tall, bald black woman wielding a flaming sword". In Farworld : Land Keep , there is a type of sword called a Flazite, made of dark metal with flames "leaping about on the surface" despite the rain. It gets worse- one scratch, and your blood turns to fire. He ends up giving it to Adam and Eve to help them survive after they are cast out of the garden of Eden.
And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying Where is the flaming sword which was given unto thee? And the Angel said, I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next. And the Lord did not ask him again. Live-Action TV. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Giles uses a baseball bat dipped in flaming holy oil to fight the vampire Angelus in a modern take on this trope. In the Fallen mini-series, angels and Nephilim can wield swords made of pure divine fire, which they can summon from thin air. Being hit by one usually incinerates the target.
Strangely enough, the protagonist, a regular kid until recently, can match his swordfighting skills with angels, who have been doing this since before humans were around, and even The Devil. Game of Thrones : Flaming swords have religious significance in the religion of R'hllor, the Lord of Light, due to fire being his symbol. Stannis is introduced during a religious ritual to R'hllor in which he pulls a flaming sword from a burning idol.
The sword is supposed to represent Lightbringer, a flaming sword of legend, but it quickly gutters out. Beric Dondarrion causes his sword to magically burst into flame and uses it to fight a trial by combat with Sandor Clegane, who is pyrophobic.