The Revolver, Squall Leonhart’s Gunblade (Final Fantasy VIII)
Now the first weapon on this list, formed of videos from channel AWE me‘s Man At Arms series, also happens to be the first weapon from the Final Fantasy series. There will be many more as that series is a digital armory for kick ass weapons. But what makes Squall’s GUNblade stand out from the others? its a sword and a gun, or as the creators call it, a gunblade. Now why it was never called the gunsword, swordgun, stabbyshooty, or the sharp stick boom boom we will never know.
Gunblade is a recurring type of weapon in the Final Fantasy series, first appearing in Final Fantasy VIII. Originally designed by Tetsuya Nomura, a gunblade is a fusion of a sword and a gun. The Final Fantasy VIII gunblades do not fire projectiles, but later versions in other games, like in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XIII, work as both a gun and a blade, although seem to work more of guns with blades rather than swords with firing mechanisms.
Just like the weapons serious namesake it is not to be taken lightly. It has ended the life of many dangerous foe whilst remaining damn stylish. The weapon just leaks sass, look at it! it’s like “I could shoot you, but you’re not worth the bullet.” It might just be the world’s most dangerous swiss army knife. To give the blade its due, when wielded with elegance and sophistication it shows immeasurable skill in both swordplay and marksmanship. That alone makes both the weapon and user legendary.