While fictional objects have played a pivotal role in the childhood of geeks, nerds, and gamers, every kid remembers asking Santa for that heroic, magical weapon imbued with power and bravery. There are countless moments when fans have fantasized about wielding weapons of legend with meaningful symbols, slaying foes and banishing enemies in their imaginations. This list is a tribute to the best of the best in enchanted weapons from film, tv, novels, comic books, and other entertainment sources.
While many fictional weapons are awesome, the key criterion here is that the weapon has to be enchanted, like Green Lantern’s ring. It can't just be awesome, like Batman’s grappler. Be sure to vote up the most spellbinding weaponry from the list and vote down any weapons you think missed the mark.
Where It’s From: The Inner Sanctum of the Elder Scrolls vale.
What It Does: Spews cursed Elven arrows, turns day to night, causes the sun to explode and rain harmful rays all over your adversaries, and wreaks utter havoc on the undead.
Why It’s Awesome: This bow scorches enemies with the power of the sun and its impact on the sky is just amazing to watch.
Where It’s From: The Harry Potter universe.
What It Does: In short, it brings the dead to life, renders its sorcerer unbeatable, and makes its wearer invisible. However, since nobody has ever possessed all three Deathly Hollows components simultaneously, it does one or two of those three things at any given time.
Why It’s Awesome: The Deathly Hollows is a magnificent set of equipment fit for a wizard king and nothing less. Anyone who controls all three at the same time becomes the Master of Death.
Where It’s From: The Island of Time in the Prince of Persia adventure series .
What It Does: Provides unparalleled time-altering powers to its wielder.
Why It’s Awesome: It does more than just make time-travel possible - it allows its owner to manipulate time, from stopping it, pausing it, fast forwarding it, etc. It is like a remote control, but also it’s a dagger.
Where It’s From: The Zelda game series.
What It Does: Beats Ganon and wards off every possible evil.
Why It’s Awesome: In addition to being able to turn the formidable Ganon into stone, this sword also has a goddess living inside it, making it a weapon that is also a deity.