|Super Mario RPG enemy|
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The Blade is a massive battleship in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and the main base of the Axem Rangers. He resembles a giant axe, with a great eye in the middle of the main blade. Additionally, two smaller axes hang from the side of him. The Blade's main weapon is a massive face-shaped energy cannon that can fire the powerful Breaker Beam.
The Blade is first mentioned by one of Smithy's minions, Yaridovich. Apparently, he was supposed to rendezvous with Yaridovich once he had his hands on the fifth Star Piece, but the Blade did not meet at the predetermined time for unknown reasons. Jonathan Jones' pirates briefly saw the Blade while Mario and Yaridovich were fighting before ultimately having to return to the sea, to which he mentioned in a note to Mario.
Later, when the Axem Rangers swipe the sixth Star Piece away from Mario inside Barrel Volcano, he arrives outside with slight tardiness. Mario manages to follow the escaping group by simply leaping onto him, leading to a battle on the deck. Once each Axem Ranger is defeated by Mario and company, Axem Red activates the main cannon of the battleship, allowing him to fire the Breaker Beam at Mario's party. At the end of the battle, the cannon overloads, and the Blade explodes in a magnificent fashion.
During the parade of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Smithy can be seen riding on the damaged Blade.
The Blade's sprite at the Barrel Volcano scene
Names in other languages
- In battle, the Blade is mistakenly referred to as "Axem Rangers" in the English version. The player actually fights the ship, not their combined forces.
- Smithy's factory administrators all wield large axes that look like the Blade.
- The Blade bears several similarities to the Final Fantasy VI, specifically being a large airship with a face at the front, a laser gun, as well as having an overall similar build. In the Japanese version, the Blade even had a similar name to Air Force. Both Super Mario RPG and Final Fantasy VI were developed by Square. boss from