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- They are Sephiroth's Masamune, so I'd say yes. Since the Revolver, Buster Sword and Fusion Swords also receive the same treatment. Netherith 06:06, April 21, 2011 (UTC)
I'm curious as to why we need two separate articles for this. Yes, I know this is for Sephy's Masamune, but couldn't it all be said on the Masamune page itself? Just curious is all.
Allows for more specific information about Sephiroth's Masamune to be gathered here for searchers to easily find it and editors to easily contribute, while general info on the other Masamunes can be put on the generic list. We do this for the Chocobo pages and I think a few other subjects if your looking for previous instances of this action.
I suppose so, though how would you fit that on the Weapon template? Specific weapons I suppose for this one and just recurring for the other I guess?
It just seems Sephiroth's Masamune's appearances just go hand in hand with the appearances of the character himself. Sections like Sephiroth appears in this game and is seen holding Masamune, isn't all that interesting. The Buster Sword, for example, is a bit different because the sword itself has a bit of history and it also appears in other games associated with others than just Cloud (Tidus's dummied sword, Gilgamesh has a copy, Zidane talks about it in FF9). The Fusion Sword has development notes and explanations on how it works. Sephiroth's Masamune doesn't really have anything specific about it, other than that its length/appearance changes slightly depending on the game, and supposedly only Sephiroth can wield it. The development and origin section isn't even about Sephiroth's Masamune but about the Masamune in general.
Not all of the Masamunes are Nodachi. FF1 - FF8 (baring FF7) are katana, FF9's is a double blade, FFX and FFXI are unique swords, FFXII is a katana again, FFXIII is a rapier. FF7 is the only Nodachi.
I would probably go to Sephiroth's page or Masamune's page. Maybe the fact that Sephiroth's Masamune is the only instance in the series the weapon is a Nodachi could be high-lighted, because to us uninformed they all tend to look the same. FF7 Anniversary and Crisis Core and Advent Children etc Ultimanias could have something to add here as well. Also, does Sephiroth have the Masamune in the ending FMV of FFVII where he dissolves into red Lifestream?
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Should it be [[Masamune (Final Fantasy VII)]] (which I assume is the tag we use for the Compilation)? We don't use subpages for anything else but data archives.
That's what it was before Henry moved it. I think the tag was fine but understand the reason for moving too. I think notable weapons can have their own articles without being a subpage though.
^This. Also Forum:Pages For Iconic Weapons, which is precisely about this topic but no one has commented on.
There should never really be a subpage of a sole-parent for one of its sections. Otherwise we'd have Meteor/Final Fantasy IV and Goblin/Final Fantasy V. The tag distinctly separates the VII incarnation from the others, not a factor of one Masamune that is always the same. This isn't just a weapon. It's a key term/object/symbol. We tag. 18.104.22.168 18:57, January 31, 2013 (UTC)
- Unless it's stated in one of the Compilation Ultimanias, nowhere. It's not stated anywhere in the game that I can recall. - +DeadlySlashSword+ 12:23, May 2, 2013 (UTC)
- Yeah, they're not called Masamune. In the 10th Anniversary Ultimania there's specific artwork for Weiss's weapons when you fight him with his revolver-katanas in Midgar and when you fight him in Omega. Weiss's weapons in the final battle are just labeled as Katana in the artwork. Nothing anywhere even mentions trying to make them look like the Masamune, and certainly nothing calls them that. They do look much more like the Masamue in-game than they do in the artwork though. The artwork is much shorter, with much thicker blades. Fortunately, I believe the Weiss article itself is pretty much spot on with its description of Weiss's weapons, though. Espritduo (talk) 19:53, May 2, 2013 (UTC)