Discussion Why do boys like swords or weapons in general?

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  1. Zheya

    Zheya Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about the girls' likes or dislikes regarding this, but I'm confident to say majority of us males, preferred swords or weapons when were still kids and probably even now. Of course, it's not always about swords as there is a variety of weapons or combat oriented things boys like.

    So why do boys like swords or weapons in general? Girls like them too, but I don't think a lot of them are into swords or weapons as us. Feel free to share what weapon or combat style you like as a kid and why, also include your answer to my question.
     
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    Hmm? I object.

    My proof? Everyone likes explosions.
     
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    Boys like to pierce. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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    I like guns. Rifles and shotgun in particular, the fact that you can kill something in a distance always makes me happy.

    Then a rapier, or for longer reach, spear.
     
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    Girls prefer long spears :blobsmirk:
     
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    Well who don't like waving Sharp Metal Stick and poke your enemy?
     
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    Probably because humans are generally a warlike race. If humans could get pass their differences with each other, humans would probably have a colony on another planet by now.
     
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    cause we have swords and they are extremely precious for a proud man.
     
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    We like weapons because we learn early that the human body is a crap tool for inflicting pain/harm on others with...

    You know that feeling when you hit someone & you're obviously in more pain afterwards? That.
     
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    Weapons especially swords screams fantasy to a boys mind like some cartoon/anime/book characters doing awesome stuff with swords
    Hell even Ki is something most of us want every kid who watched dragon ball and liked it probably tried to do a kamehameha atleast once in their life
     
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    Bollocks.

    If we weren't aggressive little monkeys we'd still be roaming the savannahs of africa naked & eating only what was already dead or incapable of movement.
     
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    Natural drive? Cultural reasons? Social conditioning? My family and culture are pretty free-flow in that regard so we have a higher percentage of girls and women with martial training than the general public here.
     
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    Boys like swords & other weapons because humans are competitive and war is often portrayed as the ultimate competition. And especially swords are romanticised as a hero's weapon and we all want to be heroes = want swords.
     
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    In my HEMA class, we have just as many guys as girls.
     
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    I liked giant robots as a kid. Zoids and Gundam. Mostly Zoids. I got more into conventional weapons when I got into manga, though I did enjoy playing around with toy swords and guns with my friends.
     
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    I guess that's also true. I need to brush up on my studies in this aspect.

    Also, I didn't say this in my previous post, but it might also be the influence of TV shows and games, like the Super Sentai/Power Rangers where they beat up the bad monsters. So young children emulate them.
     
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    the vid logic(jokes) also applies here,
     
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    Count Vlad says hi.
     
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    Zoids is the bomb. Always wish they did more with it. Maybe (better) games or more things like Chaotic Century
     
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    Well if you say Sword's then for me it is a Greatsword. There are Sword's in so many Form's (Longsword,Greatsword,Rapier,Katana..) just to name a few. Are Dagger's technical sword's too? Well Sword's are a All around Weapon and a Special Weapon too, that is the Reason why it is used in Many Novels i think.