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Allia Luzong

20-something freelance writer who likes games and history maybe a little too much. When I'm not writing for the web, I write notes for a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Hyperfixations include Genshin Impact, color eyeliner, true crime, and Star Wars.
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Meet Zoro’s Favorite Sword, the Black Sword of Shusui Meet Zoro’s Favorite Sword, the Black Sword of Shusui

One Piece may be a show about pirates in search of devil fruit, but its Japanese feudal influences mean the anime is packed with katana swords and a certain Roronoa Zoro to revolutionize the world of fighting sword styles. The

Thorin’s Orcrist Sword Is the Twin to Gandalf’s Glamdring Thorin’s Orcrist Sword Is the Twin to Gandalf’s Glamdring

The Orcrist sword of Thorin Oakenshield is a sword featured in the franchise The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a fantasy movie franchise based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books. While it

The Elegant Thranduil Sword – A Blade Fit For A King The Elegant Thranduil Sword – A Blade Fit For A King

J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (LOTR) is a world of elves, dwarves, hobbits, and humans fighting against the forces of evil with some of the most legendary weapons to ever exist. Among these is The Hobbit sword Thranduil. Featured

The Baal Sword’s Tragic History in Genshin Impact The Baal Sword’s Tragic History in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact, an anime style RPG made by Shanghai-based developer miHoYo Co., Ltd., lets players collect characters and weapons to strengthen their account with gods providing the biggest power increases. In the world of Teyvat, archons are primary gods that

Here’s the Loki Sword That We Want to See In the MCU Here’s the Loki Sword That We Want to See In the MCU

For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Loki is the mischievous sibling of Thor. As a trickster god, Loki can be quite sneaky even when he’s on the protagonists’ side and his weapon kit reflects this as he typically

The Durandal Sword of French Epic Poetry Is Basically Excalibur The Durandal Sword of French Epic Poetry Is Basically Excalibur

Literature, especially epic poetry, is packed with legendary swords that carry themes of bravery and heroism as well as supernatural power. The Durandal sword of French epics is another of these swords.  Much like its English counterpart, Excalibur, Durandal is

Jack Sparrow’s Sword and the History of Pirate Weapons Jack Sparrow’s Sword and the History of Pirate Weapons

Captain Jack Sparrow, a character played by Johnny Depp, is the main character of Walt Disney’s The Pirates of the Caribbean (PotC) franchise, a series of movies about daring (and sometimes magical) adventures on the high seas. Jack runs into

The Iguro Sword Has Strange Thematic and Real Life Origins The Iguro Sword Has Strange Thematic and Real Life Origins

The hit anime Demon Slayer or Kimetsu no Yaiba is packed with characters like Rengoku and Tanjiro that immediately strike viewers as being heroic types, but when it comes to Iguro Obanai, his intimidating appearance, and his ominous sword, that’s

Optimus Prime Sword: An Unexpected Sci-Fi Weapon Optimus Prime Sword: An Unexpected Sci-Fi Weapon

The Transformers movie franchise has long since fallen off from its initial fame in the late 2000s to early 2010s but during its heyday, it was a multi-million dollar franchise with a dedicated animated series and toyline revolving around Optimus

Blades of the Dragon Riders: An Eragon Sword Deep Dive Blades of the Dragon Riders: An Eragon Sword Deep Dive

Christopher Paolini’s The Inheritance Cycle is a fantasy book series revolving around the adventures of the first book’s titular hero Eragon who acquires a dragon, Saphira, and a magical sword that gives him the power to eventually overthrow the evil

Why the Brisingr Sword Is the Deadliest in The Inheritance Cycle Why the Brisingr Sword Is the Deadliest in The Inheritance Cycle

The Brisingr sword is one of the many blades that make an appearance in Christopher Paolini’s The Inheritance Cycle, a fantasy book series that revolves around a young boy named Eragon and what is practically the last dragon in Alagaesia

How Kirito’s Night Sky Sword Remains A Cosplay Favorite How Kirito’s Night Sky Sword Remains A Cosplay Favorite

Sword Art Online (SAO) reached the heights of popularity during the early to mid 2010s. For a comparison in terms of anime fame, it was as popular in its heyday as Demon Slayer is today and for good reason. While

How Beowulf’s Sword Is the Root for English Literature’s Swords How Beowulf’s Sword Is the Root for English Literature’s Swords

Beowulf’s sword is admittedly not unique in terms of literature as a whole. Because Anglo-Saxon culture can trace its roots back to Germanic and Scandinavian, particularly Norse/Viking origins, many of its literary themes can be found in epic poems. However,

Everything About the Cloud Strife Sword: From Lore to Replicas Everything About the Cloud Strife Sword: From Lore to Replicas

The Final Fantasy series is home to a ton of famous swords in video games, whether they be European broadsword, katana, or saber inspired. With the series collaborating with franchises such as Kingdom Hearts, it’s no surprise that one of

Revolutionary Girl Utena Sword and Its Significance Revolutionary Girl Utena Sword and Its Significance

Shoujo Kakumei Utena or Revolutionary Girl Utena, as it’s known in English, was one of the big magical girl animes of the 80s to 2000s, putting it right up there with the likes of Sailor Moon in terms of influence.

The Mandalorian’s Swords: A Guide to the Darksaber and More The Mandalorian’s Swords: A Guide to the Darksaber and More

Blasters and stun spears are the primary Stormtroopers’ and Mandalorian weapons in the world of Star Wars. However, Lucasfilms reserved one of their in-world weapons for a special class of characters: the lightsaber. Lightsabers were the weapons of the Old

Pyramid Head Sword Facts and How to Choose a Replica Pyramid Head Sword Facts and How to Choose a Replica

Anime katanas and longswords from fantasy video games are predominant in gaming, but the giant Pyramid Head sword towers among them all as one of the most famous swords in horror games. The sword appears in most Silent Hill games

The Kakashi Sword: All To Know About Its Lore and Replicas The Kakashi Sword: All To Know About Its Lore and Replicas

The ninja warriors of Naruto: Shippuden are renowned for their fighting techniques that utilize their chakra, whether it’s morally gray characters like Sasuke and Itachi or the titular Naruto Uzumaki. But the 6th Hokage, Kakashi Hatake, takes the cake for

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