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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Katanas are a group of weapons that occur in many Final Fantasy games. They are mainly used by the Samurai Job class in games where that class appears. The most prominent Katana is the Masamune. Recurring katanas are: Kotetsu, Kikuichimonji, Ashura, and the Muramasa and Masamune, which are the two most powerful, though the Masamune is usually idolized as the strongest.

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Final Fantasy

In Final Fantasy there are Blades only equippable by the Warrior, Thief, and Red Mage classes that possess an icon resembling a Katana. These are all high-rank weapons, only obtainable later in the game.

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Final Fantasy III

Only the Dark Knight and Ninja Job class can equip Katanas, which are called Dark Blades in the game.

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Final Fantasy IV

Edge can equip two Katanas at a time.

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

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Final Fantasy V

Only the Samurai Job can equip Katanas.

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Final Fantasy VI

Cyan can equip Katanas, also known as "Knives". They allow him to use his Bushido techniques.

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Final Fantasy VII

Sephiroth wields a massively long nodachi called the Masamune, which has become his trademark weapon over time. Cloud also has two katana named Murasame and Yoshiyuki, and a Masamune replica (called the Masamune Blade; it cannot be used) that can be obtained at the Gold Saucer.

Final Fantasy X

Main article: Auron#Auron's Katanas

Auron's initial sword is called a Katana, though it actually appears to more closely resemble a Zanbatou.

Final Fantasy X-2

Katanas are used by the Samurai Dressphere, one of them being the same weapon previously used by Auron.

Final Fantasy XI

Katana are one-handed blades that can be used only by Ninja, who are capable of dual-wielding them. In higher levels, dual-wielded katana are capable of impressive damage over time and moderately strong Weapon skills. Great Katana, the two-handed variants of this weapon, are the main weapon for Samurai, although Ninja are also able to equip a select few of them. Great katana are high damage, high delay weapons. The strength of the great katana comes from the versatility in its Weapon skills. Most great katana Weapon skills are strategically placed all around the skillchain chart, making it very skillchain-friendly with other weapon types. This works well with the Samurai themselves because they can unleash Weapon skills and skillchains faster than any other Job.

Final Fantasy XII

Katanas can be used after being unlocked on the License Board. They are valued for their combo ability, which can be enhanced by the Genji equipment, and it is second only to the one of the Ninja Swords. One notable trait of Katanas in Final Fantasy XII is that they use the Magic stat, rather then the Strength stat, for calculating damage.

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Final Fantasy Agito XIII

One of the main characters wields a sword with a handle seen commonly in Katanas.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Katanas are equipped by the Samurai class. Each Katana has a particular Iaido skill. There is a chance of a Katana breaking when its respective Iaido skill is utilized in battle.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Katanas are the weapons of choice for Assassins and Ninja. The ultimate katana is the Masamune 100.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

A new Job, the Parivir, is the third class to equip Katanas, along with the returning Assassins and Ninjas.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Katanas appear in Dissidia as a type of weapon. Garland and Sephiroth are the only characters that can equip them originally.


This article uses material from the "Katana (Weapon)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010
(Redirected to Glossary:Katana article)

From Marvel Database

Katana

Katana pronounced [kah-tah-nah] is a curved, single-edged sword traditionally used by the samurai. Superheroes like Psylocke can create "telekinetic katanas".

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This article uses material from the "Glossary:Katana" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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