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#1 Edited by Nazo_Tharpedo (46 posts) - - Show Bio

Of all of the swordfighters in fictional history if they were all lowered onto a human's level of strength, speed etc. Who would be the best? Are you going the anime route and saying zoro or Kenshin Himora? Will you take the video game route and say Clouds Strife or Link. Or will you take the comic route and say Task Master or Death stroke? Anyone from any form of fiction is up for grabs, who will you choose? All contenders have their weapon of choice and if the weapon elevates their power that effect (but not their ability to use them) is nullified.(I just tookel the first names that came to mind.)

#2 Posted by BlackWind (6764 posts) - - Show Bio

I doubt anyone can possibly agree on just one.

#3 Edited by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Guts (Berserk)

#4 Edited by zaied (1001 posts) - - Show Bio

Hiei.

#5 Posted by ShenKuei (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

My "obscure" pick here would be Assassin (Kojirou) from Fate. Within the story, he was literally able to defy the laws of physics through skill alone. It's explicitly stated in the narration. I think that's pretty impressive.

From anime/manga in general maybe Kenshin.

From the comic book side of things...maybe Zealot.

#6 Edited by VanderSEXXX (788 posts) - - Show Bio
He has taken out a vast array of foes with his Dragon Sword from ancient supernatural beings to the most advanced technological juggernauts throughout all his adventures.

#7 Posted by AllStarSuperman (22196 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Warrior

#8 Posted by those_eyes (7500 posts) - - Show Bio

Samurai jack!

#9 Posted by t_hench (361 posts) - - Show Bio

Andre Moreau

#10 Edited by DarthAznable (7492 posts) - - Show Bio

#11 Posted by PapiNacho (2877 posts) - - Show Bio

Luke Skywalker?

#12 Posted by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio

Luke Skywalker?

Hah! you can't be serious...

#13 Edited by PapiNacho (2877 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by PapiNacho (2877 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Edited by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio

@papinacho: If we talk about skill Obi-Wan is better, Luke is just more powerful

Obi beat Anakin in his prime and Anakin has the same potential as Luke

#17 Posted by MirageJester (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Connor Macleod - Years of experience in swordfights, There can only be one.

#18 Posted by PapiNacho (2877 posts) - - Show Bio

@annoyedimmortalspirit: Luke Skywalker fought Darth Sidious in a lightsaber duel and that was before reaching his prime. Later he walked all over Darth Caedus, who had by that point in time beaten everyone else in combat.

#19 Posted by PapiNacho (2877 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Edited by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio

@papinacho: Ok, but Luke started his training when he was what, 19? He doesn't win because he is the best swordman IMO

He win because he is more gifted with the force, Obi-Wan is a better swordman

#21 Posted by PapiNacho (2877 posts) - - Show Bio

@annoyedimmortalspirit: That doesn't matter, Anakin started his training at 9 and still beat Dooku who had trained all his life. Granted you could argue that was through power but Luke trained much longer than Anakin as of his last book series.

#22 Posted by Xwraith (19308 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Posted by AnnoyedImmortalSpirit (768 posts) - - Show Bio

@papinacho: ok well, i don't want to go off-topic now as i think Guts is the most skilled swordman i know

#24 Posted by Darling_Luna (4179 posts) - - Show Bio

DekaMaster, the guard dog of Hell

#25 Edited by Vorien79 (88 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by Chadkagan (37 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Achillies, or Hercules. From Greek Mythology, not marvel comics

#27 Posted by Pokeysteve (8410 posts) - - Show Bio

#28 Posted by Wolverine08 (43585 posts) - - Show Bio
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#29 Edited by Xwraith (19308 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Kenshin Himura, from Rurouni Kenshin.

(I'm not really sure if he's my number one sword fighter, but he's up there)

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#30 Posted by MetalJimmor (1260 posts) - - Show Bio

Samurai jack!

Jack should be way up there. Dude was trained by every warrior caste on Earth to master every skill known to humans to the highest level.

#31 Posted by DarthAznable (7492 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

@wolverine08: Kenshin Himura, from Rurouni Kenshin.

(I'm not really sure if he's my number one sword fighter, but he's up there)

His master Hiko Seijuro is leagues better. But I like Kenny the the best.

#32 Posted by Wolverine08 (43585 posts) - - Show Bio
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#33 Posted by ComicStooge (13368 posts) - - Show Bio

There's literally no way to determine this.

#34 Posted by ShenKuei (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith: He's not a girl?

Nope...just your typical anime "guy". In all fairness he's based on a real historical character who was supposedly feminine looking so he's got kind of an excuse.

#35 Edited by oOSupermanThatHoeOo (647 posts) - - Show Bio
#37 Posted by Xwraith (19308 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: No. And he usually doesn't look that feminine.

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#38 Posted by DarthAznable (7492 posts) - - Show Bio

@pokeysteve: The choreography in Princess and the Bride was amazing. Didn't that same guy do Zorro, Star Wars, and Pirates of the Caribbean?

#39 Edited by ssj3gohan007 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by Fallschirmjager (18370 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

@xwraith: He's not a girl?

Does he look like a girl to you?

That picture is Kenshin when he is 28. The other picture is Kenshin when he's 18.

#41 Posted by ssj3gohan007 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

In Anime: Kenshin Himura though Hiko Seijuro is on a whole different level.

Other contendors in Anime: Rurounoa Zoro, Hawkeye Mihawk, Hiei, Byakuya Kuchiki. Are some of those that come to mind. Hiei is probably the most powerful out of those, but part of what makes them great are their vast Superhuman abilities, and the author mentioned bringing them down to the same human level. So their advantages in power and speed become nill. Hence swordsmen like Kenshin would shine because he is already skilled at the human level, albeit he could move at sub-sonic speeds but it's still more realistic and down to Earth then those other characters.

In Video Games: Link, no doubt in my mind. With Z-Targeting and his indestructible shield & sword combo - he's completely invincible, or at least he is when I am in control of him =P

#42 Posted by ssj3gohan007 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssj3gohan007 said:

@wolverine08 said:

@xwraith: He's not a girl?

Does he look like a girl to you?

That picture is Kenshin when he is 28. The other picture is Kenshin when he's 18.

I didn't realize that you were referring to THAT picture! My bad ^_^'

#43 Posted by G_leno (1038 posts) - - Show Bio

Sir Lancelot.

Jamie Lannister before the handectomy.

#44 Edited by Racob7 (5890 posts) - - Show Bio
#45 Edited by RogueShadow (11095 posts) - - Show Bio

#46 Edited by buttersdaman000 (9956 posts) - - Show Bio

Miyamoto Musashi

#47 Posted by Cloakx14 (3457 posts) - - Show Bio
#48 Posted by The_Red_Viper (4167 posts) - - Show Bio

Not much of an anime fan (quite the opposite actually) but I do happen to know Roronoa Zorro from One Piece is a killer that uses 3 swords at a time.

In the department of (somewhat) realistic fiction I think I'd choose Beatrix Kiddo (The Bride) from Kill Bill.

#49 Posted by Pokeysteve (8410 posts) - - Show Bio

The choreography in Princess and the Bride was amazing. Didn't that same guy do Zorro, Star Wars, and Pirates of the Caribbean?

Yup! The sword fight scene in TPB is probably the best swordfight I've ever seen on film. The others I can think of were all done by him too.

#50 Posted by comicace3 (5993 posts) - - Show Bio

Stryder Hiryu