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The Brave Sword (ブレイブソード Bureibu Sōdo) is an enchanted sword used by Tapion in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon.

Overview

Tapion angered by Hoi releasing him.

During the war between Hirudegarn and the Konatsians, Tapion and his young brother Minotia used their Hero's Flutes to hold Hirudegarn at bay. Given this opportunity, a Konatsian Wizard brandished the enchanted sword and used it to slice Hirudegarn in half.

Under Trunks' Possession

Main article: Future Trunks' Sword

Trunks holds Tapion's sword

After Hirudegarn's defeat, Tapion gives Trunks his sword, stating that it was always meant for him, referencing to the fact that his future counterpart, Future Trunks, was almost always seen with his sword. It was kept by him for years as a memento of the close bond he formed with Tapion during his time on Earth. Like his future counterpart, he has great use for the sword, and later creates along with Goten the Kikoukenjutsu Sword School.[4]

After Frieza's defeat in the Golden Frieza Saga, Trunks unknowingly references Frieza's first death by declaring that. with a sword motion, he'd "slice him a new one" if he came back, unaware that his alternate self was the one who put Frieza down in that exact manner.

Trunks' sword in Dragon Ball GT

The sword is seen during the opening credits of Dragon Ball GT although it is never seen anywhere else within the series.

Even though they might have met in Future Trunks' timeline, the events depicted in Wrath of the Dragon cannot be the exact origin of Future Trunks' sword due to the fact Future Trunks comes from a timeline where the Dragon Team are dead and the Androids reigned supreme. Though, at the end of this movie, the entire credit roll is accompanied by scenes of Future Trunks using his sword.

Future Trunks says that the sword was given to him by someone close to him when he uses the Dragon Balls to repair it in the arcade mode of Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai, and it is stated that Tapion did give his sword to Future Trunks in Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, with the latter mentioning that Tapion gave it to him after sealing Hirudegarn. Future Trunks tells Gohan that it was Future Gohan who taught him swordsmanship in Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2.

Variations

Minotia wielding his Brave Sword in Wrath of the Dragon

  • Future Trunks' Sword - According to some sources, Future Trunks' sword is said to be the Brave Sword of his alternate timeline.
    • Xeno Trunks' sword - In Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission, Xeno Trunks and his Metamoran fusions wield a sword with the color and design of its hilt (which is golden with a purple handle) and sheath are the same as Tapion's Sword wielded by Time Patrol Trunks and the two Future Warriors in the Xenoverse series and the design of the Brave Sword wielded by Trunks in Dragon Ball GT.

Shallot (DBL00-01) wearing the Tapion's Sword replica on the Customize Screen in Dragon Ball Legends

  • Tapion's Sword (replica) - A replica of the Brave Sword (complete with sheath) that Shallot can obtain as an accessory in Dragon Ball Legends. Its design is based off the Brave Sword from Wrath of the Dragon.
  • Minotia's Sword - A version of the Brave Sword wielded by Tapion's younger brother Minotia in Wrath of the Dragon and various video games. While the blade is mostly identical to the original, its size is more suited to being wielded by a child like Minotia. Like the Brave Sword wielded by the Konatsian Wizard and Tapion, Minotia's Sword is enchanted and capable of injuring Hirudegarn though unfortunately Minotia was forced to fight the beast's lower half alone and was stomped to death in the film by Hirudegarn's lower half. However in World Mission, the game world Tapion and Minotia are able to use their respective Brave Swords to combat the game world Post-Transformation Hirudegarn and ultimately slay the beast with assistance of Beat and Note.

Video Game Appearances

Tapion uses the Brave Sword in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2, and its sequel Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. Tapion can also use it in Dragon Ball Heroes and Dragon Ball Legends.

Trunks uses the sword in Dragon Ball GT: Transformation.

In Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Tapion's sword is an item that increases melee attack power for three minutes.

Time Patrol Trunks' wielding Tapion's Sword instead of Future Trunks' Sword in Xenoverse

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, the Brave Sword appears as an accessory under the name Tapion's Sword. Time Patrol Trunks can be seen using this weapon and it can be wielded by the Future Warrior as well after buying from the Accessory Shop.

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the weapon is available through the TP shop or can be obtained by the previous Xenoverse Future Warrior (if the weapon is equipped on said character). Although the weapon is mostly cosmetic, it has two moves: Shining Slash and Burning Slash. Unlike Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the weapon is visible when performing either sword-based attack. As part of the Extra Pack 1 DLC in Xenoverse 2, Tapion wields the Brave Sword which is identical to the sword wielded by GT Trunks and the Brave Sword as it appears in Wrath of the Dragon. As part of the 1.15.00 Update DLC, Artwork 03 is added as an obtainable piece of Artwork. It depicts a Infinite History Saga inspired scene of Super Saiyan Rage Future Trunks wielding the Sword of Hope alongside Tapion wielding the Brave Sword. It can be purchased from the TP Medal Shop in Conton City (as the inventory changes every week there may be times when it is unavailable for purchase).

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, it is wielded by Tapion, Trunks (Youth), and Trunks (GT). Minotia also wields his version as well.

Shallot (DBL00-01) wearing his replica Tapion's Sword with Future Trunks' Clothes while performing Shining Blow in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, the Brave Sword is wielded by Tapion. Additionally their is a version of Trunks (Kid) based upon his appearance in Wrath of the Dragon who wears the sheathed Brave Sword on his back, though interestingly he doesn't actually wield it in battle despite having wielded in the film said character is based on. Additionally the original protagonist Shallot can obtain Tapion's Sword as a wearable accessory from one of the Exchange Shops which uses the same model as the Brave Sword wielded by Tapion and Trunks (Kid), as well as Future Trunks' sword. However the accessory's item description (readable only before it is purchased) reveals that it is just a replica of Tapion's Brave Sword.

In Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission, the Brave Sword is wielded by Tapion, Minotia, Trunks and his counterparts, Xeno Gohanks, and Xeno Gotenks.

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, it is noted in the Z Encyclopedia that Future Trunks' sword resembles the sword wielded by the legendary hero Tapion, though does not confirm if it is the Brave Sword of Future Trunks' timeline.

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