be a hero without a cool weapon, right? It's true. In most hero stories, the
hero has a special weapon, often one that only he can use.
Luke uses a light saber, an outdated weapon of the Jedi Knights, in Star Wars. Here's Luke testing the light saber Ben has just given him. The saber belonged to Luke's father. Only a Jedi can master this weapon.
Special Weapon of the Hero
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an illustration from the 1800's of Arthur receiving Excalibur from the Lady of
the Lake. When Arthur died, Excalibur was thrown back into the lake because
only Arthur could wield this weapon.
Wallace with his sword. While it doesn't appear to be anything special, only he
was allowed to carry it because it represented his power and prowess as a
another painting by Michelangelo from the Sistine Chapel depicting Moses at the
Red Sea. Notice his staff (He's on the left, in yellow and green, with the
staff over his right shoulder). That's the same one he used to perform miracles
for Pharaoh, and also what Yahweh told him to raise to part and close the Red