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"I can feel it...share your power with me. Here we go, everyone. We'll defeat Zamasu!"
— Future Trunks forging the Sword of Hope

The Sword of Hope (ホープソード Hōpu Sōdo)[1] is a powerful energy blade utilized by Future Trunks in his Super Saiyan Rage form.

Overview

When the hopes and energies of everyone are gathered like a Spirit Bomb, Trunks then absorbs the power into his body — causing his Light Sword to become far larger and more powerful with his ki embedded, creating a rapid mixture of blue and golden ki particles before turning a bright white.

Usage and Power

Future Trunks wielding the Sword of Hope on the cover of Super volume 5

Future Trunks utilizes this technique to beat back Fused Zamasu, breaks his Violent Fierce God Slicer, and then finishes him with the Final Hope Slash.

While Future Trunks does not use this state in the manga version of the storyline, he does appear in it on the alternate cover for The Decisive Battle! Farewell, Trunks!.

Video Game Appearances

Future Trunks wielding the Sword of Hope in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

In Xenoverse 2, it appears as an Ultimate Skill for the Future Trunks (Dragon Ball Super) and the Future Warrior under the name Sword of Hope after the 1.07.00 Update. DBS Future Trunks' can use it in his Capsule Corp. Clothes 3 skillset which appears as part of the 1.07.00 Update and can be obtained by the Future Warrior by purchasing it from the TP Medal Shop after the update.

"Wield a large Ki sword. Attack with Weak Attack Button, Strong Attack Button, Ki Blast Button, and Jump Button, and move with Control Stick."
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Skill description

Future Warrior using Sword of Hope's Weak Attack in Xenoverse 2

While the Sword of Hope is activated the user's ki drains causing the attack to end when the user is out of ki. Pressing the Jump button allows the Sword of Hope user to perform the Final Hope Slash which uses up the remainder of the user's ki and deactivates the Sword of Hope.

Super Saiyan Anger Future Trunks using Sword of Hope from Across Time to perform Final Hope Slash against Grotesque Zamasu in Xenoverse 2

In the Warrior of Hope Saga, Future Trunks creates an even stronger version of the Sword of Hope using energy given to him by Gohan, Piccolo, Future Gohan, Teen Future Trunks, GT Trunks, GT Goku, Pan, and Xeno Trunks through the rift in time-space created earlier by Goku Black's misuse of the Time Ring in conjunction with his Sickle of Sorrow. According to Elder Kai, this energy was necessary in order to kill Grotesque Zamasu who is implied to be stronger due to the Supervillain power-up he had received when he first fused. Chronoa surmises that everyone sent their energy after feeling his desire to protect the integrity of the future.

Loading Screen Artwork 03 depicting Future Trunks wielding the Sword of Hope alongside Tapion wielding the Brave Sword in Xenoverse 2

As part of the 1.15.00 Update DLC, Artwork 03 was added as an obtainable piece of Artwork. It depicts an Infinite History Saga inspired scene of Future Trunks wielding the Sword of Hope alongside Tapion wielding the Brave Sword. Also after randomly obtaining Customization Unlock Key 3 as a Raid Reward to unlock Time Patrol Future Trunks in Partner Customization, it can be added to his Custom skillset after purchasing it for 15 TP Medals in Partner Customization.[2]

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, it is used in Future Trunks and Fused Zamasu's Dramatic Finish. The finisher is almost identical to the one from Dragon Ball Super with the only difference being Fused Zamasu not in his Corrupted form.

In Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle, this technique appears as Future Trunks's Active Skill, where it allows Trunks to ignore the enemy's type when attacking.

In Legends, Legends Limited Super Saiyan Rage Trunks (Adult) unit shows off this technique in it's Special Moves Arts' Legendary Finish.

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