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I can easily see them as eventually being assigned to wholly new characters when XL or Empires rolls around. The Twin Fans scream 'Xiaoqiao' even though the Iron Fan doesn't suck anymore, and I have a distinct feeling that the fire sword will go to someone in Wu...maybe Zhu Ran or someone?
That's a possibility. Though I personally think it's already been determined who gets some of the weapons.
Check the weapon section and you'll see screenshots of characters associated with the weapons. Xiaoqiao is pretty much a given, Suo with greaves sounds like a no brainer and I think the Blazing Sword is gonna be Quan's new EX weapon (goodbye incredibly generic basic sword moveset), iffy on the rest. My theory is that eventually not all weapons have to be someone EX's. 'Filler' movesets is how'd I like to describe it. I think it would be incredibly lame if the iron fan had to be passed to a new character just because Xiao gets the twin ones, don't you think? --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tAjKHgxrJQ <3 Forever hoping for a sequel. Goddammit I'm begging you, tri-Ace!
I can see the Iron Fan and the Sword becoming generic. I can also kind of see Suo wielding the Graves, given his kick-based Musou attacks and such. But the other images...Idunno, I GUESS I can see at least one of them going to a new character, and that would be the Rotating Crossbow.
As for the Wristbow...eh, I'm still not certain. It's a very Yueying weapon, but she's already got her classic longpick...
Ditto on the wristbow. It's like I want it to be her new EX weapon but also not at the same time. Really curious to see who they'll give it to. And I'd add the nunchaku to the list of potential generics as well. I can't imagine the weapon being given to another character a second time. --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tAjKHgxrJQ <3 Forever hoping for a sequel. Goddammit I'm begging you, tri-Ace!
DW8 Empires: Xiaoqiao gets twin fans. Sun Quan gets fire sword. Hopefully the rest go to actual new characters. --- Formerly Geese911, changed because Sailor Bacon wouldn't shut up about changing old names. ~_~ boku wa SEXUAL TYRANNOSAURUS atashi wa