Sword has been the main weapon of heroes and warriors for thousands of years. It represents power, protection, authority, strength, and courage. While it's no longer an effective weapon anymore, it still holds a very important part of our culture in folklores, legends, myths, and video games. Here is the list of the 10 most iconic swords in video games of all time.

1.Keyblade - Kingdom Hearts

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Mickey using Keyblade

Keyblades are mysterious weapons in Kingdom Hearts that used by Sora, the main character, and other important characters. According to Tetsuya Nomura, the weapon was first a chainsaw-like weapon which was then changed.

The Keyblade is an important part of the Darkness and Light war. It is used the same way as a normal sword despite the fact that it is not sharp at all. It is a decent weapon, however, its main ability is to seal and open the barrier between worlds as well as to prevent the Heartless from harming the world's heart. Also, The Keyblade choose its owner and won't let other people wield it. The main condition that the owner must have are varied, but they always need to have an exceptionally strong heart to reach the full potential of the sword.

2.Lightsaber - Star Wars

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The Lightsaber can cut through anything

The iconic sword in the Star Wars universe appeared all the way back in 1977 and appeared in every Star Wars movies and games since then. The blade of the Lightsaber is made of pure energy powered by a kyber crystal which can cut through everything. The Lightsaber is a weapon used by Jedi, the Sith, and other Force-users.

3.Soul Edge - SoulCalibur

Soul Edge

Soul Edge was just a normal sword at first. However, after countless of times being bathed in blood and hatred, the sword started to has its own soul and become a demonic weapon. Anyone who wields it will be tempted with the desire to conquer and destroy. Algol, the one who forged this sword is the only person who is unaffected by the corruption from the sword. However, over time, the sword kept getting stronger and developed its own consciousness. It started to consume the soul of anyone who was killed by its blade and tried to break free.

Normal people will be consumed if they try to use Soul Edge. If a person is strong-willed enough to hold the sword, it will change its shape into a form which fits that person the most.

4.Frostmourne, World of Warcraft

Lich King with Frostmourne

Frostmourne was a runeblade belonged to Lich King, the master, and lord of the Scrouge. Lich King was a spirit created by Kil'jaeden the Deceiver from the soul of the orc shaman Ner'zhul to raise an undead army. Lich King spirit was contained inside the armor and the Frostmourne. Later on, the young prince Arthas Menethil found the sword and traded his soul for the power to defeat Mal'Ganis, which he did. Soon after that, Arthas lost the remaining of his soul and became the Lich King himself.

"Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit."—The inscription on Frostmourne's pedestal

Arthas is able to wield Frostmourne easily despite its size and weight. The sword can cut through most opponents with little effort and will shatter most weapons that touch it. People who get killed by Frostmourne will have their soul drawn into the sword.

5.Masamune – Final Fantasy VII

Sephiroth with the Masamune

There always has to be a slot on the list for this sword of Sephiroth, the Masamune. The Masamune is created based on the design of a Japanese odachi blade. It's a long, thin sword, matching the appearance of Sephiroth. The sword is about 2 meters long and has a slight curve. In the game, Sephiroth is known as the only one who is able to use it effectively, making it his signature weapon. The blade in the Sephiroth's hand can easily cut through structures and generate a thin blast wave that cut things from far away.

Sephiroth is the best SOLDIER of the Shinra Electric Power Company. With his own sword, he alone can comfortably fight at the same time against two other first-class SOLDIERS, Genesis and Angeal, who are also his best friends.

6.Buster Sword – Final Fantasy VII

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Cloud clips the giant sword onto his back

Yet another sword from Final Fantasy 7, but this time, the sword belongs to the protagonist. The Buster Sword is a broadsword that is a little bit shorter than the Masamune while having an enormous width. Near the handguard of the sword, there are 2 holes which are the Materia slots.

The Buster Sword was used by Angeal Hewley and Zach Fair at first before Cloud owns it. As the default weapon of Cloud in Final Fantasy 7, the image of the sword has tied with Cloud ever since Final Fantasy 7 became a massive hit around the globe in 1997.

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Dante in Devil Trigger form with Rebellion

Rebellion is the primary weapon of Dante in the Devil May Cry series. It was passed on to him by his father Sparda, the Legendary Dark Knight. Unlike the Yamato, which can separate man from devil, the Rebellion can join the two forces together.

Rebellion is a powerful sword with outstanding durability. However, its true strength can only be awakened by Dante's blood while Dante is using his Devil Trigger. The sword will then turn into the Devil Sword Dante, allowing Dante to use both of his human and devil parts to the full potential.

8.Master Sword - Legend of Zelda

The Master Sword

The Master Sword is also known as The Blade of Evil’s Bane. The sword can only be used by people who have gone through the trial of bravery to be worthy of it. While it doesn't have the most badass appearance, The Master Sword was bathed in the three Sacred Flames and gained the Power to Repel Evil. It can break through magic barriers, curses and can also banish the remains of a demon.

It is a very powerful weapon, however, if someone who is too weak tries to use the sword, they will lose their life.

9.Dagger of Time - Prince of Persia

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The Dagger of Time

If you have seen the movie or played the game, you will know that The Dagger of Time gives users the ability to alternate time at will, using the magical sand. Apart from the Hourglass, The Dagger of Time is the only thing that is strong enough to contain the Sands of Time. If a person uses the dagger to change the timeline, they are the only one who can remember the original timeline.

10.Blades of Chaos - God of War

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The Blades of Chaos

The Blades of Chaos is the symbol and the traditional weapons of the God of War series. The Blade of Chaos are a pair of chained blades, forged in the Underworld by Ares, the God of War. Ares created the weapons for his servant, which is why the blades are permanently seared onto the arms of the user. The God of War is the only one who can remove it before the servitude time has ended.

"The Blades of Chaos, forged in the foulest depths of Hades. Once attached the blades remained so, chained and seared to the flesh, a part of the bearer's body. A permanent reminder of Kratos' pledge."

Kratos used to be the servant of Ares, which made him the wielder of The Blades of Chaos. Under the manipulation of Ares, Kratos used the weapons to kill his own family without knowing it. Later on, after he killed Ares and became the God of War himself, he swore to never use it again.