Weapon prop replicas have become popular collector items over the years, including bladed weapons from a variety of games and shows. One such collectible has allegedly now been used in an assault, with a roommate wielding The Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda to try and stop a fight.
The assault, which occurred in Anchorage, Alaska, allegedly started as a fight between multiple roommates. An individual, who was only identified in the District Attorney’s report as T.P., supposedly started the brawl, although his motive for doing so is unknown. He attacked two members of the household before assaulting a third member, Jeremy Tazruk, who retaliated by retrieving a replica of The Master Sword from the wall of the shared home. According to the report, he attempted to fight back by hitting T.P. with the sword’s sheath, but when that didn’t work, he began to assault him with the blade instead.
T.P. was hospitalized with a stab wound to the ribs, which either came from the sword or a knife that Tazruk apparently used after the iconic Legend of Zelda sword failed to have the desired effect. Tazruk has since been arrested, and is being charged with fourth-degree assault and reckless endangerment. At this time, it’s unclear exactly why the fight broke out, and whether or not T.P. had reason for his actions.
Thankfully, most replica weapons aren’t designed to be used in real combat. According to the report, the sword was found in in poor condition, bent from the trauma it endured from the blows Tazruk delivered with it. However, the District Attorney noted that while the edges were blunt, the tip was sharp enough to be dangerous.
The Master Sword has certainly seen more difficult fights than these in the long list of Legend of Zelda games it has appeared in over the decades. It’s the only weapon in Breath of the Wild that doesn’t break. However, if the same could be said of its replicas, the outcome of this story could have been much worse.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Anchorage Daily News