The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Love these books .. Via Reddit user OzcarMyLove - pez dispenser from Team Fortress 2. Find this Pin and. Explore xxLadyBaba's board "Team Fortress 2 Jewelry (TF2)" on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Team Fortress 2, Polymer clay and Choker. Meet the Heavy from Team Fortress Name: Team Fortress 2 Release date: October Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox Publisher(s): Valve Dev.
In Space Runaway Ideonthough the title robot itself is not sentient, the strange energy that powers it called Ide has a will of its own, and though it is never seen or technically communicated with, the show's cast know when it has been angered or has decided to forsake them.
Shinigami all have an Empathic Weapon that is born from their own souls and imprinted onto an Asauchi, which is a blank slate with limitless potential. As the Shinigami bonds with the Asauchi, the Asauchi takes on the form of the Shinigami's soul power in the form of a Zanpakutou. Only the most talented Shinigami can realise this process to such a degree that the Empathic Weapon fully awakens into a Talking Weapon. If the sword breaks in battle, it can heal itself afterwards if given enough time.
However, if the sword breaks while in bankaithe weapon can never be restored to its original form. The only exception is believed to be Komamura's. At one point, the villainous Pepe Waccabrada points out that since Zanpakutou are sentient, they are vulnerable to his Love ability. He makes Byakuya's sword Senbonzakura fall in love with him, to the point it jumps out of Byakuya's hand and attacks him.
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Magic Knight Rayearth has the swords of the Magic Knights. As their spirits and convictions mature, so do their weapons and their armor as well, for that matter. Stronger-willed and more aggressive people use their kudan to fight each other. Unsurprisingly, both the protagonist Syaoran and tough guy Kurogane get kudan that take the form of weapons, although they don't get to take the weapons with them when they leave.
The Nirvash type ZERO mech; Eureka frequently communicates with it and says that it has feelings, although Renton seems unable to perceive or understand these things. Further it reacts to Renton's emotions and his desire to protect Eureka. At the end of the series, it's revealed that Nirvash is actually a sentient being, and experiencing Renton and Eureka's love for one another helps it reach enlightenment and prevent The End of the World as We Know It.
By the end it is willing to sacrifice itself to protect Dominic and Anemone. The Nirvash requires its pilot s to have confidence in themselves and in it; in the New Wave PS2 game, military pilot-turned rebel Sumner Sturgeon could not get it to start until he said that he believed he could.
So far, two have been seen: Li Kohran insists that the steam-powered kohbu armors have "hearts" and respond to the affection and attention of their users; events in the series seem to support her, but no definite determination is ever made. Sakura's holy sword Arataka is also like this. It won't allow anyone unworthy to wield it. The Akatsuki member Kisame Hoshigaki wields Samehada, a living, shark-skinned sword which eats chakra and visibly digests it.
Also, if anyone other than Kisame tries to grab the handle, it skewers their hands with spikes. Its full form steps right into terror as it starts making noises, grows at least double its previous size and a mouth grows near the tip of the sword and starts drooling. In chapter it rebels against Kisame.
Apparently it likes the Hachibi's chakra so much that it doesn't want him and his chakra to disappear. Later this turns out to be a ploy, but it still did something it wasn't supposed to. And it goes back to the Hachibi's host again at the first opportunity, leaving Kisame to fight and lose to Might Guy without its assistance. It turns out that when your sword decides it likes your enemy better than it likes you, you're in trouble. It's not exactly a weapon, but Sasuke's version of Susanoo seems to work this way in that it changes shapes based on the intensity of his emotions.
The Michael Revolution in Ga-Rei. If the user doubts themselves or their cause, the sword won't allow itself to be drawn from its sheath, yet if the user believes hard enough in the Power of Loveit can cross dimensions.
Armed Devices have limited intelligence and personalities, and no gender. They will provide feedback, advise a course of action, or give a short peptalk or even a subtle verbal challenge if their user appears lost. Intelligent Devices, with smarter AIs, do these things more often, have more complex personalities, even genders, occasionally hold whole conversations with their masters, and are willing to undergo dangerous upgrades as a matter of pride to protect said masters. Unison Devices are the epitome, being complete, self-mobile persons in themselves.
Though less often seen in-series, the Storage-type Devices are more common in their world, and have no real personalities at all.
The Seventh Holy Scripture from Tsukihimea humongous harpoon gun thing that fires bible scriptures It's powered by the soul of a young medieval girl crossed with the horn of a unicorn. Generally, it's called Nana 7 in Japanese until Arihiko renames it Nanako.
Oddly enough for this sort of thing, it's definitely its bearer who has the upper hand here, because Nanako is terrified of her. They offer their wielders tremendous power and knowledge, but also have the unfortunate tendency to intentionally manipulate those same wielders into humiliating situations for their own amusement.
Ruby is much worse about it than Sapphire, but both of them force the Magical Girl costume All Zoids are technically sentient according canon, it's just that only certain Zoids get to show it in the anime series. The Liger Zero from Zoids: New Century is an excellent example. It can make its own decisions, which occasionally turn out to be the wrong ones, requiring its pilot Bit Cloud to pull them out of the fire.
Bit occassionally gives Rousing Speeches to it. The Berserk Fury is the same way allowing it to continue operating even when its pilot is knocked out cold.
Sometimes the Empathic Weapon is a living, organic creature that just happens to be usable as weaponry or armor. Such as Princess Fatora's cat. Also Ifurita, a living weapon so powerful she helped destroy the previous civilization.
Yugi and his friends talk about the "Heart of the Cards" which is a philosophy that turns out to be correct more than once. Even Kaiba, who insists he doesn't believe in magicacknowledges his uncanny ability to draw it when he needs it the most. It's the spirit of a Mysterious Waif he loved in a past life. GXJaden has a similar bond with Winged Kuriboh, which in the manga has a spirit within it.
Manjoume has the Ojama trio in the anime and Light and Darkness Dragon which is also a spirit card in the manga. In the anime, Jaden also used to have this with Yubelwhen he was younger. Then he sent her off into space, and she was not happy when she came back.
Tessaiga and Tenseiga both have consciousness and a will of their own, most evident in Sesshoumaru's interactions with both swords. He loathes Tenseiga for being a Healing Shiv that can't cut anything and covets Inuyasha's Tessaiga instead, but Tenseiga freely protects him anyway and often prompts him to use its healing power.
Tessaiga is less assertive but prompts Inuyasha the same way when necessary. On one occasion, both swords even work together to nudge their two stubborn masters into cooperation, a phenomenon which Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru end up calling "Resonance. It actually means that Tenseiga is Tessaiga's guide, which is the role their father intended for Sesshoumaru to play for Inuyasha.
Along the same lines, Sango's boomerang Hiraikotsu is inhabited by the souls of several demons whose bones were used to make the boomerang, giving it its own degree of sentience. At one point the demons actually become rather cross with her and refuse to help her because she sacrificed Hiraikotsu in order to save Miroku. Sesshoumaru's other sword, Toukijin, has its own evil will and takes control of the body of the smith who forged it by sheer force of malice.
The terrible amount of malice and evil power contained within it allows it to animate its creator's corpse even after Miroku kills him and not even Ultimate Blacksmith Toutousai can get close to the sword later on to negate its power.
However, Sesshoumaru is so much more powerful and strong-willed that he completely represses Toukijin's will when he takes possession of it, and the sword's will is therefore never again an issue. The Evangelions in Neon Genesis Evangelion were a rather disturbing deconstruction of this trope, combining it with Organic Technology. The reason Shinji is selected as the pilot for Eva 01? It's because Eva 01 contains his mother's soulwho wants to protect Shinji.
The same is true for Asuka, Eva 02, and Asuka's mother. Gray-Man can activate their Innocence with thought alone, though most utilize verbal commands to invoke their abilities. Equipment-types are slow to respond while Parasite-types and Crystal-types react much faster.
The Master Key from Tenchi Muyo! Anyone unsuitable gets a painful electric shock. In one case, when the unsuitable wielder insists on holding on, the jolt got so powerful that it blew up his hand. He promptly grew a new one, but it did stop him from stealing it. In one episode of Pretty SammySammy's baton is shown to have a will of its own whenever it gets separated from her.
When Haida ends up with it, it tries to direct her behavior towards being a paragon of justice while she just uses her powers for selfish reasons. In Brain Powerdthe Brains are organic and intelligent, and their pilots tend to do more guiding, training and ordering than piloting in the traditional sense.
At least for newborn Brains; most of them are outfitted with a cockpit at the first opportunity. Still, it's possible for a Brain to get angry or rattled in battle and do something stupid, at which point the pilot's job is supposedly to scold it. In Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann the Gunmen and Lagann are powered by the pilot's fighting spirit; if the pilot is lackluster or doubting, it won't move. Thankfully, they have Kamina.
One robot wouldn't start up because the pilot was hungry. Thankfully, they had Boota GaoGaiGar has the G-Stones, which are powered by the heroes Courage, when their courage begins to wane anything powered by a G-Stone will begin to falter. This is rarely an issue since everyone from the Crazy Commander to Token Foreigner and the robots have Lava running in their veins. The Buster Machines from DieBuster are an extreme version of this, as not only do they 'talk' to their pilots, but they actually outlast them; to a Buster Machine, the pilot is little more than a battery, and the oldest Buster Machine, Dix-Neuf, has had dozens of pilots in its lifetime.
Of these, only Grospoliner is heard to speak to anyone other than its wielder, and Medium is an evil sword capable of possessing its wielder. Those who wear them must first prove themselves worthy of the honor, and they must make some effort of upholding Athena's ideals such as when a Gold Cloth outright abandoned its master in the middle of a battle. The Andromeda Chain takes this one step further, as it can sense and attack a source of danger long before its wielder does, sometimes against said wielder's intentions.
In Full Metal Panic! Not the best thing to give to The Stoicreally. What a piece of junk Oh, so now you're getting cute on me. The Data Weapon upgrades GEAR Fighter Dendoh are sentient data entities who won't even let people acquire them in the first place unless that person feels very strongly the emotion associated with the particular weapon hope for Unicorn Drill, confidence for Viper Whip, etc.
If a person who "saves" a Data Weapon ever loses that driving emotion, the Weapon will leave. In Vision of Escaflowneit is mentioned that at least some Ispano mecha bond with their owners, sometimes even fighting on after the death of their master. Escaflowne itself seems to possess a similar ability. Zoro often treats the named swords he acquires like they're these, particularly the one he started with that was previously owned by his childhood friend.
He also proves his luck is stronger than his named blade's curse. Through an unknown method, these weapons somehow "consumed" Devil Fruits and became sentient. Like all other Zoan Devil Fruit users, they are freely able to transform between their original form, animal form, and hybrid form. In the Kirby anime seriesMeta Knight's sword Galaxia is an ancient, legendary weapon forged thousands of years ago and is said to have its own soul.
If it doesn't like the intent of the person trying to wield it, it electrocutes them. It's also able to communicate with those who try to wield it, apparently telepathically. The Living Weapons in Soul Eater.
Conflict, either personal or between meister and Weapon leads to weakened combat ability, and in extreme cases the Weapon can't be wielded without causing harm to the meister. In Simounthe eponymous vehicles are powered by both pilots' feelings towards each other, as proven in episode 12 when the twin sisters' aircraft spirals out of control. Kira in Angel Sanctuary is able to summon Shiranui, a sword that choose him as its wielder itself. Furthermore, Kira himself is Lucifer, the soul powering Setsuna's sword Nanatsusaya.
Most oversouls In Shaman King qualify, since most of them are made from spirits of dead beings. However some Shamans use objects for their oversouls. The most blatant are the Xlaws, who aside from their leader and Lyserg, use cars to create their angel oversouls. They try to justify it by explaining the cars are one-of-a-kind, loving products of their builders who dedicated so much effort into them that, in a way, some of their creator's spirit ended up in the vehicles.
Hero Tales has the conqueror's sword, Kenkaranpu. It can be drawn only by one acknowledged by the sword itself. Dai's orhicalcum sword in Dai no Daibouken can gauge the enemy ability: It's also shown reacting to Dai's determination and protecting him with an energy shield. The Hayagami in Arata Kangatari are living gods in the form of weapons. In Lord Marksman and Vanadisthe Dragonic Tools are semi-sentient weapons that choose their wielders. Tigre's black bow goes a step farther, and sends thoughts into his head.
Asurada from Future GPX Cyber Formula is created as a highly-advanced AI navigation system for a race car, but it can also communicate with the drivers and grow with them.
However, because of its unique data, it can be limited to one driver. These battery-powered minicars without a steering unit can actively move around the track and change paces according to their owners' will.
Go claims that Cyclone Magnum - his second upgrade - has the souls of his preceding cars within it. The Silver Crystal in Sailor Moon is implied to be one. It's said that it responds to and follows its wielder's heart. Later on, Sailor Moon becomes so bonded with it that she'll die if it's broken or taken from her. Creed's Imagine Blade is this in its Level 2 and Level 3 stage.
Creed explains that it has a mental connection with him, to the point that breaking the Imagine Blade would break his mind. Derflingher from The Familiar Of Zero is in a sword that is at first thought to be worthless due to the low price it was purchased for, but it's in fact a Talking Sword that is stronger than any sword wielded by Saito.
His personality's what you would expect an under-valued sword to be, but he in general considers Saito an equal partner in combat. Rubilax is a Shushu that is obsessed with destruction and carnage.
His relationship with his wielder Percedal is back and forth mutual hatred, and insists upon "lending him strength" so he may enact his destructive desires. When all's said and done, he does possess some limited loyalty. Arachnid features the Kumoito, a pistol that fires a blade hooked to a length of thread.
It is meant to spread traps around the user but not only it is difficult to control, it will outright turn on its wielder if their concentration wavers.
Alice Fuji is able to tame the weapon thanks to her brain conditionwhich greatly enhances her senses and enables her to move the blade as if time is slown down. The half-titular weapons of Bubuki Buranki react to their wielders' will and commands, with many Bubuki being capable of moving on their own through flight or physical movement. This carries over to their Buranki forms as well - where you now have a team of five trying to work in synchrony Since it's a weapon crafted specifically for him with a blessing from his Familia goddess, Hestia, the knife is only potent when held by him.
After seeing it in action briefly, Liliruca steals it from him, and attempts to pawn it off, only to be told it's essentially worthless and not even sharp. However, after Bell gets it back, the runes on the knife light back up, showing her that it's only useful when he's using it.
The titular mecha often feels its pilot's distress and reacts, acting off its own accord to protect or save Jordy. The Extar are this in virtue of being girls turned into weapons through extreme arousal. In Seraph of the Endthe vampire hunters have special weapons that give them the power to destroy vampires.
Each weapon has a demon in its interior that has made a pact with the owner of the weapon. Comic Books Jeff Smax of Top 10 owns — and constantly bickers with — a bearded, talking, singing sword. Which is why his climactic battle with the dragon Morningbright the Firstborn is set to the tunes of Abba's Dancing Queen. Old Lace, the psychic dinosaur. Klara's plants might also count. If she doesn't trust you, they will make sure that you don't get anywhere near her. The being who offers herself up for this purpose to Fauntleroy in Gold Digger come to mind.
The title Witchblade from Witchblade. Phil Foglio's Buck Godot: One is called "Smith", and the other is called "Wesson". They are capable of speech and firing themselves, and they are demonstrably smarter than the Packrat although that's not saying much. They profess to believe that Buck's zap-gun, "Junior", is likewise sentient, but if this is true Junior is keeping quiet about it.
The heart of Kandrakar from the original W. It's a vessel to the soul of Xing Ying, a Chinese nymph, who died when she freed the four element-dragons from an unfair punishment.
In Poison ElvesLusiphur's stolen sword Cinlach is explicitly an empathic, intelligent weapon — it just refuses to speak to Lusiphur because he's somewhere between an Anti-Hero and Villain Protagonist. It isn't until Lusiphur dedicates himself to doing some good that Cinlach does what it's supposed to do. Unfortunately, due to Author Existence Failurewe never get to find out the exactly extent of its powers or limitations The Tactigon and Gauntlet's gauntlet from Avengers: The Tactigon has an unsettling tendency to choose The gauntlet on the other hand once took over Gauntlet's body when he was in a coma to protect him when an Ax-Crazy clone wielding the Tactigon was hunting him down.
The title character's hypermembrane in Empowered. An example of the series' influence on the design of the game was the Sandvich. According to Walker, the item "came almost directly out of the movie We felt the movie had justified and created a way for us to have a 'Sandvich' in the game and have that action [of eating it] make any kind of sense in our game world".
Another item to be introduced after its appearance in the series was Jarate which was added after its debut in Meet the Sniper. The series also assisted in the development of game technology. Valve used Meet the Heavy to test the facial animation system the studio was developing for Team Fortress 2. According to Walker, the new system "allowed our characters to have a much greater range of expressions than we were able to do in Half-Life We wanted a test case for that".
The resulting technology produced in the creation of the Meet the Team series now appears in the game when played on the highest graphical settings. Walker recalled that team's pleasure about "the expression on the Heavy at the end when he's shooting and screaming" was not fake, and was not just "this thing that the coolest bit in [the movie] was something that would happen in the game. The short was also shown to a user from the Steam Users' Forum upon his visit to Valve 's head offices in Bellevue, Washington.
Source Filmmaker Main article: Source Filmmaker Source Filmmaker is a video creation tool that manipulates the Source Engine to animate and record various scenes in game environments. The tool has been used by Valve to create promotion videos of their video games, the Meet the Team series in Team Fortress 2 and the introductory videos for both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Source Filmmaker is capable of producing a wide range of cinematographic effects and techniques, such as motion blur and depth of field, and enables the use of significantly-higher quality textures for in-game models as depicted in the Meet the Team series.